Satoshi Nishiwaki

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Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) induced by uncontrolled macrophage activation and subsequent graft failure is a frequent and prominent complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT), a cause of severe morbidity and death, and a therapeutic challenge. Liposome-incorporated dexamethasone, dexamethasone palmitate (DP), shows greater efficacy(More)
We aimed to evaluate the impact of pretransplant imatinib administration on the outcome of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) in adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We retrospectively analyzed 738 patients with Ph(+) ALL that underwent allo-HSCT between 1990 and 2010 using data(More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a crippling disease with no effective therapy characterized by progressive dyspnea. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have emerged as a new therapeutic modality for ARDS because MSCs can attenuate inflammation and repair the damaged tissue by differentiating into several cell types. Macrophages participate in the(More)
To study cow's milk allergy at the cellular level, we assessed the reactivity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients allergic to cow's milk to alpha s1-casein, which is one of the major allergens in cow's milk. Proliferation of the cells to alpha s1-casein activation showed a rather weak response. Therefore to understand T-cell reactivity to(More)
In an effort to clarify the etiology of milk allergy from the standpoint of allergen-specific immune reactions, we investigated the determinants of IgE, IgG4, and T cells specific for bovine alpha(s)1-casein from the same individual patients by using its synthetic peptides and cyanogen bromide-digested fragments. Alpha(s)1-casein is a major allergen in(More)
We retrospectively reviewed 104 biopsy specimens of previously untreated skin acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) within 100 days after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, and analyzed the relationship between types of infiltrating cells and clinical outcomes. Counting the total number of CD8(+) T cells, CD163(+) macrophages, and CD1a(+) dendritic(More)
We read with interest the results of the comparison between reducedintensity conditioning (RIC) and conventional myeloablative conditioning (MAC) allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in complete remission (CR), reported by Mohty et al.1 They concluded that RIC allo-SCT was a potential(More)
We have demonstrated that adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) from mice are capable of reconstituting the hematopoietic microenvironment, and facilitate hematopoiesis more effectively than bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in mouse. The ready accessibility of fat tissue rich in MSCs and the higher hematopoiesis-supporting(More)
To evaluate the effect of post-transplant imatinib administration, 34 Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Ph(+)ALL) patients were retrospectively analysed, with 7 receiving post-transplant imatinib administration. Overall survival was significantly better in patients with post-transplant administration (66.7% vs. 29.6% at 3(More)