Kunio Toriya

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We examined phenotypically 107 patients with adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), using a panel of monoclonal antibodies, in order to clarify the occurrence of aberrant phenotypes, and to determine the correlation between phenotypic diversity and prognosis. The incidence of the typical (CD4+.CD8-) phenotype, the double-negative (CD4-.CD8-), the double-positive(More)
To clarify the characteristics of de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) among the elderly, we reviewed 112 patients over 60 years old (median age 72 years) who were treated at hospitals in Nagasaki Prefecture with a population of 1.5 million between 1987 and 1994. Reclassification of morphological diagnosis revealed that the proportion of M3 was lower but(More)
The expression of adult T-cell leukemia virus (ATLV/HTLV) antigen was demonstrated by the indirect immunofluorescence method in phytohemagglutinin-cultured mononuclear cells of milk samples from 3 out of 22 sero-positive mothers after delivery. This result raises the possibility that milk might be the source of ATLV/HTLV infection of infants.
We describe 4 cases of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) with unusual morphology and aberrant immunophenotype. All patients were Japanese and born in the Nagasaki district, an area endemic for HTLV-I. Peripheral blood and/or bone marrow films revealed bizarre giant cells with and without large nucleoli; the cells were 5 to 6 times the diameter of erythrocytes,(More)
We investigated antibodies against pX gene product, p40tax, by ELISA using recombinant p40tax protein in HTLV-I seropositive carriers as well as patients with adult T cell leukemia (ATL) and HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM). Seventy (49.0%) out of 143 HTLV-I healthy carriers were found to be positive for antibody against p40tax antigen and the follow-up(More)
We tested for antibodies to hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human T lymphotropic virus type-I (HTLV-I) in 629 normal inhabitants of an adult T cell leukemia (ATL) endemic area and in patients with ATL, HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM), and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from the same district. The prevalence of serological positivity(More)