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Bioassay-guided fractionation of boiled aqueous extracts from the whole plant of Phyllanthus niruri led to the isolation of 1-O-galloyl-6-O-luteoyl-alpha-d-glucose (1), with IC(50) values of 4.7 microg/mL against Babesia gibsoni and 1.4 microg/mL against Plasmodium falciparum in vitro. The known compounds beta-glucogallin (2), quercetin(More)
OBJECTIVE Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) septicemia is a cause of life-threatening infection in patients with hematologic diseases. However, preventing a fatal prognosis in patients with B. cereus infection has not yet been achieved due to insufficient clinical investigations. To discover more optimal treatment strategies, we analyzed B. cereus septicemia in(More)
Twenty-four kinds of water extracts derived from 22 plants that are traditionally used for the treatment of malaria on Java Island, Indonesia, were screened for their antibabesial and antimalarial activities. Among the extracts, 8 extracts displayed strong antimalarial activity, with an inhibition range from 89.6 to 100%, and 15 showed strong antibabesial(More)
The clinical outcome for elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has improved. However, the management of elderly patients with cancer is frequently complicated by their coexisting disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between comorbid medical status and clinical outcome among elderly patients with DLBCL. We(More)
Reactivation of resolved hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, which is known as reverse seroconversion (RS), has been reported as a rare complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We retrospectively studied HBV serologic markers in 14 recipients with pretransplant anti-hepatitis B surface antigen antibody (anti-HBs). Progressive(More)
The placental syncytiotrophoblast layer is a barrier that protects the fetus from infection and cancer metastasis. Even if mother-derived cells enter the fetus, they are usually rejected and cannot be engrafted. Materno-fetal transmission of leukemia/lymphoma is therefore extremely rare.1-4 Recently, Isoda et al demonstrated that maternal leukemic cells(More)
Evidence suggests that T lymphocyte-mediated inhibition of hematopoiesis in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) contributes to cytopenia in some patients and can be reversed by treatment with immunosuppression. We examined the T-cell repertoires of 12 patients with MDS before and after antithymocyte globulin (ATG)-based treatment by T-cell receptor Vbeta(More)
We previously reported a case of bone marrow infarction attributable to acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia after unrelated bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Although the bone marrow infarction-induced arthralgia in this patient improved, severe arthralgia appeared again with exacerbation of chronic GVHD,(More)
The introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors has dramatically improved outcomes for many patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), but some cases are resistant to this treatment. To compare the prognostic performance of Sokal, Hasford, and European Treatment and Outcome Study (EUTOS) scores, patient outcomes and treatment responses were investigated(More)
A study to evaluate WT1 mRNA expression levels in peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow aspirate (BM) was conducted in 172 patients, including 115 with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), in Japan. The level of WT1 mRNA expression was evaluated according to the French-American-British (FAB) and World Health Organization (WHO) classifications (2001, 2008) and(More)