Kazutoshi Koike

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Of 11 children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) carrying RAS mutations (8 with NRAS mutations, 3 with KRAS2 mutations), 5 had a profound elevation in either or both the white blood cells and spleen size at diagnosis. Three patients had no or modest hepatosplenomegaly and mild leukocytosis at presentation but subsequently showed a marked increase(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of a dental management program the authors designed for pediatric patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for hematological malignancy. Thirty pediatric patients with hematological malignancies received dental management before HSCT. The outcomes of the dental management and any episode(More)
We present a cytogenetically normal neonate who developed transient abnormal myelopoiesis. The blasts showed trisomy 21. In contrast, fibroblasts, and PHA-stimulated peripheral blood demonstrated normal diploid line on extensive karyotyping. Direct sequencing of the DNA derived from the peripheral blood at overt disease revealed splice site mutation in the(More)
Because of a small number of patients, only a few studies have addressed the outcome of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), who receive graft from a volunteer-unrelated donor (VUD), especially after practical application of imatinib mesylate. The outcomes of BMT from a(More)
PURPOSE Three familial cases of each of severe congenital neutropenia (SCN) and cyclic neutropenia (CN) in addition to 3 sporadic cases of SCN were analyzed for neutrophil elastase (Ela2) gene mutation. The contents of the neutrophil-specific granule proteins cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin were also(More)
We report the results of umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) performed in 88 patients with primary immunodeficiency (PID) between 1998 and 2008 in Japan; severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID, n = 40), Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS, n = 23), chronic granulomatous disease (n = 7), severe congenital neutropaenia (SCN, n = 5) and other(More)
To evaluate minimal residual disease (MRD) after chemotherapy and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML), a locked nucleic acid-allele specific quantitative polymerase chain reaction (LNA-AS-qPCR) was developed for 13 patients (four types of PTPN11 mutation and four types of RAS mutation). The post-transplant(More)
We performed cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic analyses of a primary cutaneous CD8-positive aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma, a rare type of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. G-banded analysis at initial diagnosis and recurrence revealed complex karyotype and clonal evolution reflecting genomic instability that parallels the(More)
Members of the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor (NLR) family participate in the innate immune system, exerting widespread effects on cytokine secretion, autophagy, and apoptosis. Recent studies in Caucasians revealed the association between mutants of NOD2, a member of the NLR family, and severity of acute graft-versus-host(More)
The Tokyo Children's Cancer Study Group (TCCSG) and the Kyushu Yamaguchi Children's Cancer Study Group (KYCCSG) performed a collaborative analysis of data on children with Down syndrome and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (DS-ALL). Among the 1,139 patients who were enrolled in the TCCSG L99-15, L99-1502, or the KYCCSG ALL 96 study, 13 patients with newly(More)