Kiyoshi Watari

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[3H]thymidine uptake by NFS-60 cells in microcultures was found to increase in a linear fashion with the increasing doses of purified recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF). Such increases were found neither with rhG-CSF samples pretreated with rabbit anti-rhG-CSF serum nor with other human colony-stimulating factors such as(More)
In order to better understand the patho-physiologic role of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), we estimated its serum levels in healthy persons and patients with various disorders, using a newly developed enzyme immunoassay (Motojima et al). In 49 of 56 normal healthy persons (88%), the levels were beneath the sensitivity of the assay (less than(More)
The pharmacokinetics of an intravenous bolus dose of glycosylated recombinant human G-CSF (rhG-CSF) was examined in 15 patients with various hematological disorders and 3 normal volunteers. The elimination half-life of rhG-CSF varied with the disorder. The half-life of an initial dose of rhG-CSF (2 micrograms/weight kg) was significantly prolonged in(More)
We produced lethally irradiated retrovirally GM-CSF-transduced autologous renal tumor cell vaccines (GVAX) from six Japanese patients with stage IV renal cell cancer (RCC). Four patients received GVAX ranging from 1.4 x 10(8) to 3.7 x 10(8) cells on 6-17 occasions. Throughout a total of 48 vaccinations, there were no severe adverse events. After(More)
In order to elucidate molecular events in BCR/ABL-induced transformation, we adopted a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based technique of differential display and compared mRNA expression in human factor-dependent cells, TF-1, with that in factor-independent cells, ID-1, which were established from TF-1 cells by transfection of BCR/ABL. Cloning and(More)
A fibroblast-mediated gene delivery method was used for the endogenous expression of human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) as a model for cytokine supplement therapy. Human G-CSF cDNA was inserted into the plasmid expression vector BMGNeo, which contains a partial sequence of bovine papilloma virus and a selectable marker gene. The recombinant(More)
Production of human granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) by stromal cells was studied in vitro. Induction of G-CSF by interleukin 1 (IL-1) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was compared using enzyme immunoassay in various kinds of stromal cells. Primary human bone marrow stromal cells, a human bone marrow-derived stromal cell line (KM-102), and(More)
BACKGROUND Among patients diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a small percentage lack a BCR/ABL fusion gene, a landmark of CML. Their clinical features are distinct from patients with BCR/ABL positive CML, although to the authors' knowledge the pathogenesis to date has been unknown. METHODS A 50-year-old female patient with BCR/ABL negative CML(More)
There is no effective treatment for patients with stage IV renal cell cancer (RCC), although the introduction of new therapy is imminent. Cancer gene therapy is currently considered to be one of the most promising therapeutic modalities in the field of cancer treatment. Based on the results of animal studies, vaccination using autologous(More)
Six patients received an allogeneic bone marrow transplant from HLA-identical ABO-mismatched donors. ABO genotype of erythroid burst-forming units (BFU-E) from peripheral blood was analyzed using polymerase chain reaction with sequence specific primers (PCR-SSP). After bone marrow transplantation (BMT), engraftment of donor cells by ABO genotypic analysis(More)