Seiichiro Katagiri

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Twenty-seven patients with stages I or II thyroid lymphomas were investigated immunologically. Approximately 60% of these patients had a goiter for longer than 1 year. Both the tests for serum antithyroid antibodies and histologic findings of the resected specimens showed that chronic lymphocytic (autoimmune) thyroiditis was usually present. The tumors were(More)
We examined chemotaxis of human plasma cells (PCs) in response to extracellular matrix proteins (ECMs) in the human PC cell lines FR4ds and OPM-1ds. The FR4ds cells expressed beta 1+, beta 3-, alpha 2-, alpha 3-, alpha 4+, alpha 5+, alpha 6+, and alpha v+ integrins, whereas the OPM-1ds cells expressed beta 1+, beta 3-, alpha 2-, alpha 3+, alpha 4+, alpha(More)
Two distinct cell lines (OPM-1 and OPM-2) were established from the peripheral blood of a 56-year-old female myeloma patient at the stage of terminal leukemic evolution associated with loss of cytoplasmic immunoglobulin heavy chain (G lambda----lambda). The lines grew in suspension with a doubling time of 36-42 hr and 30-36 hr, respectively. EBNA was absent(More)
BACKGROUND The ABL kinase inhibitor imatinib is highly effective in treating most, but not all, patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). This is because residual CML cells are generally present in the bone marrow microenvironment and are refractory to imatinib. Hematopoietic cytokine receptor signaling is mediated by Janus kinases (JAKs) and their(More)
The healing responses of three implant materials--fresh autogenous bone, allogenic decalcified freeze-dried bone, and alloplastic implant, beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP)--were evaluated and compared. Through-and-through furcational defects were surgically created in the third and fourth mandibular premolars of three dogs. Implant material was then(More)
T cell subsets of peripheral lymphocytes were studied using monoclonal antibodies (OKT3, OKT4, OKT8) and immunoglobulin (IgG, IgM, IgA) synthesis in vitro by peripheral mononuclear cells stimulated with pokeweed mitogen was studied in adult patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura before and after high-dose intravenous intact gamma(gamma-)globulin(More)
Neoplastic B cells from two patients with hyperleucocytic hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) and 19 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia of B cell Type (B-CLL) were investigated to examine the mitogenic responses to the F(ab')2 fraction of anti-human immunoglobulins (anti-Igs) and Staphylococcus aureus Cowan I (STA). Neoplastic cells from both HCL patients(More)
40 patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were studied for T-cell abnormalities using a panel of monoclonal antibodies (McAbs). These patients showed a tendency to have a decreased OKT4+:OKT8+ ratio compared with normal subjects and a significant increase was observed in OKT10-positive cells in ITP patients. Further analyses were made(More)
Glucocorticoids are widely used for the treatment of multiple myeloma. To investigate the direct actions of glucocorticoids on myeloma cells, we have used three cell lines of human multiple myeloma, OPM-1, OPM-2, and RPMI 8226. When growth curves of these cells were examined, OPM-1 cells were resistant, while OPM-2 were sensitive to dexamethasone (DEX). In(More)