Sakura Sakajiri

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Methylation of tumor suppressor genes is frequently observed in human cancers. These genes are silenced by histone deacetylase (HDAC) recruited by methylated DNA in their promoter regions. HDAC removes acetyl groups from histones and prevents the basic transcriptional machinary access to the target gene, leading to transcriptional repression. HDAC(More)
PURPOSE Rituximab is commonly incorporated into CD20-positive B-cell lymphoma therapy to improve response and prognosis. With increasing use, resistance to rituximab is a continuing concern, but CD20 mutation as a cause of resistance has not previously been reported. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Freshly collected lymphoma cells from 50 patients with previously(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND The treatment strategy for gastric diffuse large cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has not been standardized in such as to the cycles of chemotherapy, dose of radiation, or necessity for the surgery. Although the results of CHOP or R-CHOP treatments have demonstrated the good prognosis, the treatments have been controversial in many cases. (More)
Mxi1 protein is a basic helix-loop-helix, leucine zipper (bHLHZIP) transcriptional factor, which dimerizes with the Max protein. This heterodimer binds a specific DNA sequence (E-box) and suppresses transcription of target genes. On the other hand, c-Myc protein is also a bHLHZIP protein that dimerizes with Max, binds the identical E-box sequence but(More)
Objective The objective was to determine the maximum tolerated dose and the dose-limiting toxicity of panobinostat (LBH589) when administered as a single agent to adult patients with advanced solid tumors or cutaneous T-cell lymphoma whose disease had progressed despite standard therapy or for whom no standard therapy existed. Methods Panobinostat was(More)
BACKGROUND Soluble interleukin-2 receptor (SIL-2R) is known to be a prognostic parameter in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) receiving cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP) therapy. However, its prognostic value has not been well known since the introduction of rituximab. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics, treatment results, and analyze the prognostic factors among patients with extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma). We retrospectively reviewed 98 patients with MALT lymphoma consecutively diagnosed at the Cancer Institute Hospital.(More)
Dlk1 (Pref-1) is a transmembrane and secreted protein, which is a member of the epidermal growth factor-like family, homologous to Notch/Delta/Serrate. We have found by real-time RT-PCR that Dlk1 mRNA levels were high in CD34(+) cells in 10 of 12 MDS samples compared with CD34(+) cells from 11 normals. Also, Dlk1 mRNA was elevated in mononuclear, low(More)
Natural killer (NK) cell disorders are rare diseases. Genetic abnormalities of the several tumor suppressor genes, including p15INK4B, p16INK4A/p14ARF, p53, p73, and Rb genes have been reported. Deletions and point mutations of these genes are frequently detected in these diseases. It has been reported that tumor suppressor genes are inactivated by DNA(More)
DLK1 (delta-like) is a transmembrane and secreted protein in the epidermal growth factor-like homeotic family. Although expressed widely during embryonic development, only a few tissues retain the expression in adults. Neuroendocrine tumors often highly express this protein; therefore, we hypothesized that brain tumors might also express it. This study(More)