Masakazu Sawanobori

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Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are characterized by peripheral blood cytopenias despite hypercellularity of the bone marrow regarded as the result of ineffective hematopoiesis mainly caused by apoptosis. In this study, we examined the role of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-induced apoptosis in the bone marrow cells of MDS patients. The constitutive expression(More)
We examined the antileukemic effects of high concentrations of L-ascorbic acid (high AA) on human leukemic cells. In vitro, high AA markedly induced apoptosis in various leukemic cell lines by generating hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) but not in normal hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. High AA significantly repressed leukemic cell proliferation as well as(More)
A 38-year-old woman with pancytopenia and liver dysfunction was diagnosed with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). On days 9 and 10 of admission, peripheral blood smears showed macrophages phagocytosing platelets, and reactive hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) was diagnosed. Hemophagocytic syndrome was successfully treated with high-dose prednisolone(More)
In an attempt to determine the pathological significance of a long arm deletion of chromosome 13 (13q-) in bone marrow failure syndrome, we reviewed the clinical records of nine patients who were initially diagnosed with aplastic anaemia due to bone marrow hypoplasia without dysplasia. Six patients responded to immunosuppressive therapy and the other three(More)
The percent of granular lymphocytes of total bone marrow lymphocytes was 12.5% in controls, 15% in myeloma and 27% in monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). A good correlation was found between the percent of granular lymphocytes in the bone marrow lymphocytes at diagnosis (Y) and the years of survival (X) from the diagnosis of either(More)
BACKGROUND Several recent reports have described hypotensive transfusion reactions in patients receiving platelet concentrates (PCs) filtered through white cell-reduction filters. It is well known that a negatively charged surface activates the contact system, consisting of factor XII, prekallikrein, and high-molecular-weight kininogen. STUDY DESIGN AND(More)
Phenylbutyrate (PB) is a histone deacetylase antagonist that also exhibits antitumor activity. In this study, we used 7 breast cancer cell lines to identify biomarker candidates that predict PB sensitivity in breast cancer.Comprehensive gene expression profiles were compared using microarrays, and the importance of the identified genes to PB sensitivity was(More)
A 54-year-old woman, who had been given a diagnosis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) refractory to steroid therapy, was admitted to our hospital because of severe bleeding tendency. Splenectomy, high dose vitamin-C and interferon-alpha were not effective, although high-dose gamma-globulin had some effect. Since high-dose glucocorticoid was(More)
We studied clinical effect of a combination therapy with cefozopran (CZOP) and tobramycin (TOB) for infections in 80 patients with hematologic diseases in 15 institutes. Combined doses with CZOP 2 g and TOB 60-90 mg twice a day had been given intravenously. Of the 80 patients, 61 patients (42 with acute leukemia, 10 with malignant lymphoma, 3 with aplastic(More)
A 55-year old woman admitted to our hospital with bleeding tendency. She was diagnosed as having idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) by the platelet count 4.8 x 10(4)/microliter, Platelet associated IgG (PAIgG) 88.5 ng/10(7) cells, and an increase of megakaryocyte (81/microliter) of the sternal bone marrow. No obvious dysplasia of three lineages was(More)