Masayoshi Masuko

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In an attempt to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying neuro-network formation in the developing brain, we analyzed 130 proteolytic cleavage peptides of membrane proteins purified from newborn mouse brains. We describe here the characterization of a membrane protein with an apparent molecular mass of 46 kDa, a member of the immunoglobulin(More)
The expression of coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) was dominant in the brains and hearts of mice until the newborn phase. There is no detailed information concerning the relation between the expression of CAR and development of hearts. It is also uncertain whether CAR is able to be induced in adult hearts after cardiac injury. We demonstrated(More)
Despite the outstanding results generally obtained with imatinib mesylate (IM) in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), some patients show a poor molecular response. To evaluate the relationship between steady-state trough plasma IM concentration (IM-C(min)) and clinical response in CML patients, we integrated data from six independent Japanese(More)
We report here the case of a 32-year-old woman who suffered from a unique angiopathy in the central nervous system (CNS). She died of multiple infarcts in the brain stem and cerebellum during treatment with cyclosporine A after bone marrow transplantation for refractory anemia with excess of blasts. The autopsy findings showed segmental narrowing of the(More)
We describe a 60-year-old Japanese patient with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who developed myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with Ph negative monosomy 7 chromosome following transient bone marrow dysplasia during imatinib treatment. Most cases that developed chromosomal abnormality in Ph negative cells during imatinib therapy were reported to have less(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by a reciprocal chromosomal translocation involving the gene for retinoic acid receptor alpha(RAR). Most APL patients have a t(15;17) translocation that generates the PML-RAR fusion gene, and such patients respond well to treatment with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA). Some APL cases also involve(More)
A 46-year-old woman with Graves' disease was admitted for anemia and thrombocytopenia. She had previously been treated with methimazole but she self-discontinued the treatment 6 months prior to admission. She was diagnosed with Evans syndrome associated with Graves' disease and treated with propylthiouracil without corticosteroids, which normalized her(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular complication is one of the serious complications in stem cell transplantation (SCT). We measured plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations in patients who received SCT to evaluate possible cardiac toxicity of the regimens employed in SCT. PATIENTS Ten patients with allogeneic SCT and 5 patients with autologous SCT(More)
Primary familial and congenital polycythaemia (PFCP) is a rare disease characterized by congenital erythrocytosis inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Recently, mutations in the erythropoietin receptor (EpoR) have been identified in PFCP families. We describe a Japanese family with an autosomal dominant inheritance of PFCP. An in vitro colony assay(More)