Tatsuo Ichinohe

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Based on the hypothesis that long-term fetomaternal microchimerism is associated with acquired immunologic hyporesponsiveness to noninherited maternal antigens (NIMAs) or inherited paternal antigens (IPAs), several groups have recently reported successful cases of non-T-cell-depleted hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) from HLA-haploidentical(More)
Although fluoroquinolones or other antibiotics are commonly used to prevent bacterial infections after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), because of the growing presence of multidrug-resistant microorganisms, it is important to identify patients who are more likely to benefit from antibacterial prophylaxis. To evaluate risk factors for early(More)
Exposure of offspring to noninherited maternal antigens (NIMAs) during pregnancy may have an impact on transplantations performed later in life. Using a mouse model, we recently showed that bone marrow transplantation (BMT) from NIMA-exposed offspring to the mother led to a reduction of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Since offspring can also be exposed(More)
There is no reliable laboratory indicator of the onset of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). This study looks at whether the expression of OX40, a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor family, is related to the development of cGVHD in patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells(More)
To elucidate the dental pulp-representing area in the human primary somatosensory cortex and the presence of A-beta fibers in dental pulp, we recorded somatosensory-evoked magnetic fields from the cortex in seven healthy persons using magnetoencephalography. Following non-painful electrical stimulation of the right maxillary first premolar dental pulp,(More)
We sought to clarify the role of high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) to treat blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN). We retrospectively identified 25 BPDCN patients (allo-HSCT, n = 14; auto-HSCT, n = 11) from(More)
In a nasal vaccine against influenza, the activation of natural killer T (NKT) cells by intranasal coadministration of alpha-galactosylceramide (alpha-GalCer) can potently enhance protective immune responses. The results of this study show that the NKT cell-activated nasal vaccine can induce an effective cross-protection against different strains of(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is increasingly used as a curative option for adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), an intractable mature T-cell neoplasm causally linked with human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I). We compared outcomes of 386 patients with ATL who underwent allogeneic HSCT using different graft sources: 154 received(More)
We retrospectively surveyed the data of 233 patients who underwent myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Donors were HLA-matched relatives in 154 patients (66%) or unrelated volunteers in 60 (26%). Ninety patients (39%) were in complete remission. One hundred ninety-three (83%) received(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an effective treatment for adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), raising the question about the role of graft-versus-leukemia effect against ATL. In this study, we retrospectively analyzed the effects of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) on overall survival, disease-associated mortality, and(More)