Mayumi Yoshimi

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Intrathymic development of CD4/CD8 double-negative (DN) thymocytes can be tracked by well-defined chronological subsets of thymocytes, and is an ideal target of gene expression profiling analysis to clarify the genetic basis of mature T cell production, by which differentiation of immature thymocytes is investigated in terms of gene expression profiles. In(More)
Evi-1 is a zinc-finger transcriptional factor whose inappropriate expression leads to leukemic transformation in mice and humans. Recently, it has been shown that Evi-1 regulates proliferation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells at embryonic stage via GATA-2 up-regulation; however, detailed mechanisms underlying Evi-1-mediated early hematopoiesis are not(More)
The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C system was analyzed in two cases of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) with TCF3/PBX1 fusion to determine whether the VEGF-C system influences the growth of these ALL blasts. Bone marrow non-adherent mononuclear cells were prepared from the patients, and expressions of VEGFs and VEGF receptors (VEGFRs) were(More)
RUNX1 is essential for definitive hematopoiesis and T-cell differentiation. It has been shown that RUNX1 is phosphorylated at specific serine and threonine residues by several kinase families. However, it remains unclear whether RUNX1 phosphorylation is absolutely required for its biological functions. Here, we evaluated hematopoietic activities of RUNX1(More)
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is an acute febrile illness with respiratory impairment, diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, and eosinophilia in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid. We report an adult male who developed severe cough and dyspnea with slight fever on day 78 after allogeneic hematopoietic stem transplantation. The symptoms coexisted with skin and(More)
Spermatic cord lymphoma is a rare lethal disease. It has a poor prognosis even in stage I or II disease when treated locally, therefore, multidisciplinary treatment for early stage is recommended. On the other hand, the treatment of choice for stage III or IV spermatic cord lymphoma remains to be determined. It is said that spermatic cord lymphoma is(More)
We report a case of myeloid/natural killer cell precursor acute leukemia. A 68-year-old man was diagnosed as having lymphoma in his neck, and was referred to our department for further examination and treatment. After admission, blastoid-cells appeared and increased rapidly in his peripheral blood. Cell marker analysis revealed that the blastoid-cells(More)