Koji Ishimoto

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We studied the impact of clonality, determined by analysis of Epstein-Barr virus genome termini, T-cell receptor genes and clonal chromosomal abnormality, on the clinical outcome in 32 patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Of the cases studied, 23 cases were EBV-clonal, 15 cases were TCR-clonal and 7 cases were cytogenetically clonal.(More)
The adherence properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains with known pilin DNA sequences were studied. A polar pilus clearly contributed to adherence, as 35S-labeled pilus-positive (Pil+) strains bound significantly more to bovine trachea epithelial monolayers than did pilus-negative (Pil-) mutants (P less than .05) and minimally more than hyperpiliated(More)
The scope and limitations of the dehalogenation of aromatic halides 1 and 4a-p using metallic calcium in ethanol at room temperature were revealed. The cleavage of the carbon-chlorine bond on the aromatic ring bearing electron-donating group was difficult compared to the one bearing electron-withdrawing group. Moreover, we applied this method to the(More)
The objectives were as follows: Firstly, to estimate the overall probability of event-free survival (EFS) and isolated CNS relapse in the studies for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during the 1980s and 1990s. Secondly, to report the EFS according to presenting features and lineage. Thirdly, to evaluate the treatment results re-classified(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, a nationwide mass screening (MS) program for preclinical detection of neuroblastoma in infants was done by measuring urinary vanillylmandelic acid and homovanillic acid at the age of 6 months. In this study, clinical, histopathologic, and biologic features of 100 neuroblastomas detected through the Japanese MS are presented. METHODS(More)
The neuropathology of psychiatric disorders has long been of interest in psychiatry. However, only a small number of three-dimensional quantitative studies have been conducted, partly because the stereological techniques often used for such investigations are hampered by intrinsically low throughput, typically requiring long periods of time to complete.(More)
The Japanese mass screening (MS) system for neuroblastoma at 6 months of age has resulted in the earlier diagnosis of the tumor with excellent therapeutic results. However, some problems are involved in the present MS system. We present six false-negative cases, ages ranging from 1 year 11 months to 3 years 11 months. Neuroblastoma cell taken from four of(More)
In a patient with Shwachman syndrome, a high incidence of chromosome breakage was found. Chromosome studies done on three occasions on the patient's PHA-stimulated peripheral blood lymphocytes showed elevated frequencies of spontaneous chromosome aberrations compared with those in normal individuals. The patient's lymphocytes did not show increased(More)
A 7-year-old boy developed acute, severe hypercalcaemia following the partial excision of a cerebellar medulloblastoma. The serum calcium level was extremely high (19.8 mg/100 ml), but a skeletal survey revealed no apparent bone metastatic lesions; such lesions were only detected by X-ray 3 weeks after the onset of hypercalcaemia. Hypercalcaemia was(More)
PURPOSE We postulated that intensification of chemotherapy immediately after remission induction might reduce the leukemic cell burden sufficiently to allow an abbreviated period of antimetabolite therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred forty-seven children (ages 1 to 15 years) with previously untreated acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were enrolled(More)