Tatsunori Goto

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The effectiveness of chimeric Ag receptor (CAR)-transduced T (CAR-T) cells has been attributed to supraphysiological signaling through CARs. Second- and later-generation CARs simultaneously transmit costimulatory signals with CD3ζ signals upon ligation, but may lead to severe adverse effects owing to the recognition of minimal Ag expression outside the(More)
Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) binds to programmed death-1 (PD-1) on activated T cells and contributes to T-cell exhaustion. PD-L1 expressed on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) could be thought to inhibit the induction of Ag-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) by transducing negative signal into T cells; however, the roles of PD-L1 on APCs have not(More)
Iron overload is a common complication in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We studied the prevalence of iron overload using serum ferritin from 122 allogeneic HCT survivors who had survived a median of 1259 (range 134-4261) days. We also quantified iron overload by determining non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI), which reflects iron(More)
The proliferative and differentiation characteristics of leukemic cells from chronic phase (Ph’ + ) CML were examined in vitro and compared to those of hematopoietic precursors from normal individuals. The rates of proliferation and differentiation of the leukemic and normal precursors were very similar and only minor differences were discerned. Serial(More)
A patient with AML (FAB M4Eo) developed EBV-LPD 1.5 months after allogeneic BMT from his one locus-mismatched mother, the diagnosis being confirmed on day +82. Attempts to eradicate the monoclonally proliferating LPD using chemotherapy (VP16/dexa- methasone) followed by two doses of EBV-specific CTL and one dose of unstimulated donor leukocytes were not(More)
Regenerating islet-derived protein 3 alpha (REG3A) is a biomarker of lower gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease (GVHD); however, the biological role of REG3A in the pathophysiology of GVHD is not understood. Here, we examined the association between a single nucleotide polymorphism in the REG3A gene, rs7588571, which is located upstream and within 2(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)
T cells genetically modified with a CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CD19CAR) are remarkably effective against B-cell malignancies in clinical trials. However, major concerns remain regarding toxicities, such as hypogammaglobulinemia, due to B-cell aplasia or severe cytokine release syndrome after overactivation of CAR T cells. To resolve these adverse(More)
The outcomes of cord blood transplantation with non-irradiated reduced-intensity conditioning for hematological malignancies need to be improved because of graft failure and delayed engraftment. Intrabone infusion of cord blood cells has the potential to resolve the problems. In this phase II study, 21 adult patients with hematological malignancy received(More)
Procoagulant activity (PCA) was investigated in relation to cell growth, differentiation, and cytogenetics in seven human neuroblastoma cell lines. Before 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdUrd) treatment, PCA was notably heterogeneous, with the highest activity in NCG (S-type in morphology) 40- to 100-fold greater than the lowest activity in SK-N-DZ (N-type). PCA was(More)