Satoshi Funakoshi

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Defensins released by neutrophils are able to kill a broad spectrum of microbes. They also induce leukocyte migration in vitro and elicit inflammatory leukocyte responses at s.c. injection sites in mice. In vitro experiments showed that human defensins enhanced concanavalin A-stimulated murine spleen cell proliferation and IFN-gamma production. This led us(More)
CD40 is present on both normal and neoplastic B-lineage cells. CD40 stimulation of normal B cells has been shown to promote normal growth and differentiation, whereas aggressive histology B lymphomas are growth inhibited. The inhibition of neoplastic B-cell growth is believed to occur via activation-induced cell death in which stimuli that typically promote(More)
Previous studies from this laboratory have demonstrated that the chemokines RANTES (recombinant human regulated upon activation, normally T cell expressed and presumably secreted), macrophage chemotactic peptide-1, recombinant human macrophage inflammatory protein-1 alpha (rhMIP-1 alpha) IL-8, and IP-10 are capable of inducing human T cell infiltration into(More)
CD40 is a molecule present on B lymphocyte lineage cells that is important in B-cell differentiation and activation. Signaling through CD40 has been shown to exert costimulatory signals on normal B cells resulting in proliferative and differentiation responses. Examination of several B-cell lymphomas showed cell-surface expression of the CD40 molecule.(More)
Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) was administered to mice after syngeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) to determine its effect on hematopoietic reconstitution. BALB/c mice were given 10 microg intraperitoneal injections of rhGH every other day for a total of 10 injections following syngeneic BMT. Mice that received rhGH exhibited significant(More)
CD40 is a molecule present on multiple cell types including B lymphocyte lineage cells. CD40 has been shown to play an important role in B cell differentiation and activation in vitro, although little is known concerning the effects of CD40 stimulation in vivo. We therefore examined the effects of CD40 stimulation in mice using a syngeneic bone marrow(More)
Vitamin E succinate (VES) and all-trans-retinoic acid (RA) were determined to be growth inhibitory for B lymphoma cells in vitro. RL, an Epstein-Barr virus-negative human cell line, was growth suppressed 87% with VES (5 micrograms/ml) and 58% with RA (10(-6) M); both agents blocked the cells in G1 of the cell cycle. The antiproliferative effect of VES seems(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship of total-dose of daunorubicin (DNR) to the induction therapy and treatment outcome, we have administered individualized doses of DNR during induction treatment to patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety-two previously untreated adult patients with AML who entered our hospital were(More)
Antibodies to CD40 have been demonstrated to promote B-cell growth and differentiation in vitro. In order to determine if CD40 stimulation could promote antigen-specific human immunoglobulin (Ig) production in vivo, we examined the effects of anti-human CD40 MoAb in an in vivo system where human peripheral blood lymphocytes (huPBL) were engrafted into mice(More)
CD30 is a M(r) 120,000 surface antigen identified originally by the Ki-1 monoclonal antibody (moAb) against primary and cultured Reed-Sternberg cells present in Hodgkin's disease and anaplastic large-cell lymphomas (ALCLs). Examination of two ALCL cell lines (Karpas 299 and Michel) demonstrated cell surface expression of CD30. Incubation of these lymphomas(More)