Sumiko Kobayashi

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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)
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)
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)
Treatment guidelines for patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) have been changed recently due to the clinical application of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication but there has been no detailed multi-center analysis of the hematological effects of H. pylori eradication. The Clinical Hematology Forum consists of 11 large hematological(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)
INTRODUCTION A combination of fractionated total body irradiation (TBI) with etoposide (VP-16) and cyclophosphamide (CY) as a preconditioning regimen (VP/CY/TBI) has been reported to be safe and effective for both adults and children undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT). However, the reported doses of VP-16 were different. We(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)
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)