Takafumi Shimizu

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Adoptive immunotherapy with functional T cells is potentially an effective therapeutic strategy for combating many types of cancer and viral infection. However, exhaustion of antigen-specific T cells represents a major challenge to this type of approach. In an effort to overcome this problem, we reprogrammed clonally expanded antigen-specific CD8(+) T cells(More)
Human (h) induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a potentially abundant source of blood cells, but how best to select iPSC clones suitable for this purpose from among the many clones that can be simultaneously established from an identical source is not clear. Using an in vitro culture system yielding a hematopoietic niche that concentrates(More)
The efficacy and safety of treatment with oral alendronate (ALN) 35 mg once weekly for 52 weeks were compared with those of ALN 5 mg once daily in a double-blind, randomized, multicenter study of Japanese patients with involutional osteoporosis. The primary efficacy end point was the percent change from baseline in the lumbar spine (L1–L4) bone mineral(More)
The interferon-γ (IFNγ)/signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (Stat1) pathway shows higher activity in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) than in polycythemia vera (PV) and was proposed to be promoting the ET phenotype. We explored the phenotypic consequences of Stat1 deficiency on the effects of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2)-V617F in vivo by(More)
The acquired somatic JAK2-V617F mutation is present in >80% of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Stat3 plays a role in hematopoietic homeostasis and might influence the JAK2-V617F-driven MPN phenotype. We crossed our transgenic SclCre;V617F mice with a conditional Stat3 knockout strain and performed bone marrow transplantations into(More)
Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients frequently show co-occurrence of JAK2-V617F and mutations in epigenetic regulator genes, including EZH2 In this study, we show that JAK2-V617F and loss of Ezh2 in hematopoietic cells contribute synergistically to the development of MPN. The MPN phenotype induced by JAK2-V617F was accentuated in JAK2-V617F;Ezh2(-/-)(More)
  • H. Kubo, T. Shioyama, +8 authors S. Yamamori
  • EMBC
  • 2013
We have developed a new automated cell isolation system as one of the modules of automated cell sheet production system named Tissue-Factory (T-Factory). This system enables isolation of the target cells from tissue. Using this new system, we successfully isolated skeletal myoblast from skeletal muscle tissue. The cell isolation system makes us stably(More)
We have described QuickDraw, a typical graphics package, using OBJ2, a powerful algebraic language now in the phase of experimental use as a specification language. The results testify the applicability of OBJ2 to some practical problem domains, as well as the premonitioned advantages the use of formal specification techniques brings. The work also sheds(More)
The effect of Zn(2+) on three major peptidase activities of the 20S proteasome purified from Xenopus oocytes was kinetically investigated. An extremely low concentration of Zn(2+) (microM range) strongly inhibited the trypsin-like activity of the 20S proteasome which was fully recoverable by the addition of EDTA. The concentration of Zn(2+) for half-maximum(More)