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The prognosis of advanced extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma (ENKTL) is poor. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) has been suggested to be a promising treatment for this disease, but its utility has yet to be established. Here we retrospectively analyzed five cases of ENKTL treated with allo-HSCT in our institute. After induction(More)
Nasal natural killer (NK)/T cell lymphoma is a rare entity of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which mostly occurs in East Asian countries. The advanced disease above clinical stage III is often refractory to the radiation and chemotherapies, remission is transient even if achieved, and median survival is about 12 months. Thus the prognosis of advanced NK/T cell(More)
Acquired hemophilia A is a rare and potentially fatal condition of coagulopathy caused by autoantibodies against clotting factor VIII (factor VIII inhibitor). We report a case of a 63-year-old woman, who presented with a sudden onset of severe hemorrhagic tendency with exclusively prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT). She was diagnosed(More)
We described here four patients diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) leukemia, consisting of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) (n=2) and Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) (n=2). All patients were treated with imatinib mesylate (300-400 mg/day) for the treatment of relapsed CML after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT)(More)
Familial thrombocytosis (FT) is an inherited disorder with clinical presentations similar to essential thrombocytosis (ET). In several pedigrees, overproduction of thrombopoietin (TPO) has been shown to be responsible for the disease. We report herein three cases of thrombocytosis in three successive generations. All cases had increased serum TPO levels.(More)
The molecular mechanisms of neuronal morphology and synaptic vesicle transport have been largely elusive, and only a few of the molecules involved in these processes have been identified. Here, we developed a novel morphology-based gene trap method, which is theoretically applicable to all cell lines, to easily and rapidly identify the responsible genes.(More)
Nucleolar spindle-associated protein (NuSAP), a recently characterised microtubule-associated protein, appears to participate in cell cycle regulation. It has been demonstrated that NuSAP is expressed preferentially in the erythroid lineage in haematopoietic cells. To characterise its role in erythropoiesis, we examined the expression profile of the NuSAP(More)
Lesson from hematopoietic stem cell transplantation demonstrated that donor immuno-surveillance system can eradicate tumor cells. This is so-call graft versus tumor(GVT) effect. Antigen presenting cells show peptide from minor antigen rather leukemic specific antigen in the context of major histocompatibility complex. The effector cells composed of CD8 T(More)
Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+)ALL) is one of the highest-risk ALL groups. Whenever possible, patients with Ph(+)ALL should undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) after induction of remission. Although unrelated cord blood transplantation (CBT) has become a common treatment in adult patients(More)