Masakazu Mori

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Preliminary evidence suggests that the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib has clinical activity in FLT3-ITD-positive (FLT3-ITD) acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the quality and sustainability of achievable remissions and clinical variables that influence the outcome of sorafenib monotherapy are largely undefined. To address these questions, we evaluated(More)
An increasing incidence of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) receiving rituximab treatment has been reported. We reviewed patients with B-NHL who underwent chemotherapy from 2004 to 2008 at our institution to identify risk factors for PCP development during and after chemotherapy. Among 297 patients(More)
Patients with follicular lymphoma (FL), where position 158 of FcγR-IIIa is heterozygous valine/phenylalanine or homozygous phenylalanine (F-carriers), have natural killer cells with lower binding affinity to IgG than valine homozygote patients. In addition, F-carriers show less efficacy with rituximab treatment than patients homozygous for valine. LY2469298(More)
We previously reported that nitric oxide (NO) derived from endothelial NO synthase (NOS) increased endothelial prostacyclin (PGI(2)) production in rats subjected to hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). The present study was undertaken to determine whether neutrophil elastase (NE) decreases endothelial production of PGI(2), thereby contributing to the(More)
BACKGROUND The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is often caused by fat tissue embolism. One of the most common animal models of ARDS is produced by direct administration of oleic acid (OA). Activated leukocytes are critically involved in the pathological mechanism in this model. Human urinary trypsin inhibitor (UTI) is known to inhibit production(More)
The feasibility and efficacy of cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and methotrexate (CODOX-M)/ifosfamide, etoposide, and cytarabine (IVAC) therapy in Japanese adult patients with Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and B cell lymphoma, unclassifiable, with features intermediate between diffuse large B cell lymphoma and BL (intermediate DLBCL/BL) have never been(More)
Inotuzumab ozogamicin (CMC-544), an antibody-targeted chemotherapeutic agent composed of an anti-CD22 antibody conjugated to calicheamicin, a potent cytotoxic antibiotic, specifically targets the CD22 antigen present in >90% of B-lymphoid malignancies, rendering it useful for treating patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL). This phase I study(More)
The diaphragm is one of the organs directly affected by abdominal sepsis. Evidence suggests that sepsis induces diaphragmatic fatigability and that activated neutrophils play a crucial role in the development of diaphragmatic fatigability. In the present study, we investigated whether olprinone, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, influenced the kinetics of(More)
As CD20 has become an established target for treating B-cell malignancies, there is interest in developing anti-CD20 antibodies with different functional activity from rituximab that might translate into improved efficacy. Obinutuzumab (GA101) is a glycoengineered, humanized type II anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that has demonstrated superior activity to(More)