Kazuhiro Ohnuma

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UNLABELLED Spermatogenic immunoglobulin superfamily (SgIGSF) is an intercellular adhesion molecule of the nectin-like family. While screening its tissue distribution, we found that it was expressed in fetal liver but not adult liver. In the present study, we examined which cells in developing and regenerating liver express SgIGSF via immunohistochemistry(More)
We report a rare pediatric case of aggressive natural killer (NK) cell lymphoma, characterized by acute onset hepatosplenomegaly and respiratory distress, and infiltration by large granular lymphocytes with the phenotype of CD3-CD16-CD56+. The patient has remained in complete remission after short-pulse intensive chemotherapy, and myeloablative therapy(More)
We describe an unusual case of congenital primitive epithelial tumor of the liver with focal rhabdoid features. The present case is unique and informative in the following aspects: (1) a first case of congenital epithelial tumor of the liver with no hepatocytic differentiation but focal rhabdoid features, (2) clinical similarities to multicentric hemangioma(More)
Cord blood stem cell transplantation (CBSCT) was performed on a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia. The patient was a boy 3 years and 8 months old, who had shown complete remission following treatment with intensive chemotherapy. However, after the final course of consolidation chemotherapy, chromosome analysis of his bone marrow aspirates revealed(More)
PURPOSE To describe various favorable courses of neuroblastoma (NBL) detected by mass screening and to present our observation program as a temporary treatment option, to be used until a final decision is made regarding the mass screening program for 6-month-old infants. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between October 1993 and November 1999, 26 of 51 patients with(More)
Here we report a case with precursor natural killer (NK) cell leukemia successfully treated with an unrelated cord blood transplantation. A 7-month-old Japanese boy was diagnosed to have NK cell leukemia based on the existence of abnormal cells in the bone marrow with the phenotype of CD3(-) /CD4(+) /CD7(-) /CD8(-) /CD16(-) /CD33(+) /CD34(-) /CD56(+)(More)
PURPOSE Intensive chemoradiotherapy followed by peripheral blood stem cell transplantation has been introduced to treat children with advanced neuroblastoma (NBL). Detection of NBL cells in peripheral blood (PB) is important to prevent reinfusion of NBL cells. Several immunologic methods have been proposed for detecting NBL cells in hematologic samples. The(More)
We performed retrospective DNA typing of class I (A, B, Cw) and class II (DRB1, DQB1, DPB1) HLA alleles in 27 unrelated cord blood transplantation (CBT) cases donated from a single cord blood bank (Kanagawa Cord Blood Bank). The influence of HLA genotype matching on clinical outcome was evaluated. From Cox's model, we found that incompatibility of two or(More)
Umbilical cord-blood (CB) has been used as a source of hematopoietic stem cells in pediatric patients with sibling donors. As a result of the success with CB transplantation from sibling donors, pilot programs for the banking of unrelated donor CB were initiated in the organization of Kanagawa Cord Blood Bank, Japan in 1995. As of December 1997, unrelated(More)