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Dear Editor, Despite the low immunosuppressive effects of rituximab, severe viral infections due to varicella zoster virus, parvovirus B19, cytomegalovirus, and JC papovavirus are sometimes associated with its use [1–5]. Several investigators have also reported fatal hepatitis due to hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation [6–9]. Because HBV reactivation has(More)
Whereas mobilization to inflammatory sites is an important function of neutrophils, it remains to be determined whether granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) stimulates the mobilization of neutrophils to the inflammatory sites. This study compared the expression of more than 9000 genes in neutrophils treated with and without G-CSF with the use of a(More)
We analysed 26 T-cell receptor (TCR) beta chain subfamilies (VB) of a patient with aplastic anaemia (AA) who underwent allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT). The patient developed pancytopenia at d 80. The patient's T cells were skewed in 10 of 26 TCR-VB on d 83. These TCR-VB, especially VB15, which were almost entirely CD8-positive cells, were(More)
The incorporation of [3H]thymidine into liver DNA of rats increased 6--8 times 48 h after a single injection of dimethylnitrosamine (DMN, 30 mg/kg) and diethylnitrosamine (DEN, 100 mg/kg). To test the suppressive effect of copper, the incorporation of [3H]thymidine into liver DNA in the DMN groups or DEN groups pretreated with copper was measured 48 h after(More)
We have recently demonstrated that granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) stimulated the production of epithelial-cell-derived-neutrophil attractant-78 (ENA-78) by neutrophils and that ENA-78 might promote the accumulation of neutrophils that had migrated from the intravascular space into inflammatory tissues. In this study, we examined whether other(More)
A 60-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital to receive treatment for relapse of biphenotypic leukemia 4 years after her initial presentation. Bone marrow examination revealed 53.5% lymphoblasts, which were classified as ALL-L2 with a normal karyotype. Lymphoblast surface markers were positive for cells of both B-cell and myeloid lineage. Immunoglobulin(More)
The gastrointestinal tract is one of the common targets of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), but accurate diagnosis is difficult because of the nonspecific nature of complicated diseases and the lack of diagnostic findings by conventional endoscopy. Recently, a magnifying endoscope has been developed and used for examining microstructures of the(More)
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