Koji Chikaraishi

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Immediate allergy to l-asparaginase (ASP) is a major obstacle in treating lymphoid malignancies. ASP-specific immunoglobulin G (ASP-IgG) has been used as a surrogate marker. Recently, the CD203c-basophil activation test (BAT) was found to be useful in diagnosing IgE-mediated allergies. We compared the diagnostic utility of the CD203c-BAT to that of ASP-IgG(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the use of aggressive therapy, survival rates among high-risk neuroblastoma (NB) patients remain poor. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered to be critically involved in the recurrence and metastasis of NB and are isolated as NB spheres. METHODS The gene expression profiling of adherent (control) and sphere-forming primary NB cells(More)
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