Nobuhisa Hirase

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The activation of PPARgamma:RXR nuclear system induces monocytic differentiation of some myelogeneous leukemia cell lines. The present study was undertaken to examine the effect of PPARgamma ligand, TZD (troglitazone or pioglitazone) and/or RXR selective ligand, LG100268 on the erythroleukaemia cell line K562 which has both an erythroid character and a(More)
We present a patient who developed severe anemia and neutropenia after receiving parenteral nutrition for 2.5 years. The serum levels of copper and ceruloplasmin were low, and the bone marrow showed the presence of ringed sideroblasts and vacuolated immature cells. The administration of copper chloride by bolus injection led to a rapid improvement in anemia(More)
These are the first cases of primary macroglobulinemia (PMG) with t(11;18)(q21;q21) reported in the literature. The first case was a 77-year-old man with macroglobulinemia (serum IgM: 8.36 g/dL). Abnormal lymphoid cells were detected in the blood and bone marrow. Immunologic and karyotypic analyses revealed that abnormal cells were positive for surface(More)
Thiazolidinedione (TZD) is known to be a potent activator of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), a nuclear receptor that constitutes a heterodimer with retinoid X receptor (RXR). Since a considerable amount of PPARgamma is expressed in various hematopoietic cells, the present study was undertaken to examine the effect of TZD in the(More)
Estrogen is the most important endocrine hormone that stimulates the growth of hormone-dependent breast cancer. The biosynthesis of estrogens in breast tissue is catalyzed by cytochrome P450 aromatase (P450arom). The expression of P450arom is controlled by the tissue- or cell-specific promoters of CYP 19 gene. The roles of nuclear receptor systems for the(More)
Because retinyl palmitate was reported to be more stable to oxidation than retinol, we wondered if retinyl palmitate was also more resistant to photolysis as compared to free alcohol. We investigated the resistance of ethanolic solutions of retinol, retinyl palmitate, or both to air oxidation and (or) photolysis using fluorescent light. The initial(More)
We describe a rare case of cytotoxic gastrointestinal T-cell lymphoma with protein-losing enteropathy. Initial examination revealed the coexistence of T-cell lymphoma and tuberculosis in the mesenteric lymph node and liver. Despite anti-tuberculosis and anti-cancer treatment, the patient experienced chronic diarrhea and malabsorption and died approximately(More)
t(11:8) is a recurrent chromosomal abnormality observed in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type lymphoma. API2 and MLT genes have been implicated. The authors devised a dual-color interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) system to detect splitting of 11q22 and its fusion with 18q21. Subjects were 44 cases of extranodal lymphoma and(More)
 A case of angiotropic B-cell lymphoma associated with hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) has been reported. In addition to fever, pancytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, and lack of lymphadenopathy, unique clinical features, such as syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) and pulmonary infarction, were manifested. Both soluble(More)