Tomomi Sakai

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Programmed death-1 (PD-1)-PD-1 ligand (PD-L) signaling system is involved in the functional impairment of T cells such as in chronic viral infection or tumor immune evasion. We examined PD-L expression in lymphoid cell lines and found that they were up-regulated on Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and several T-cell lymphomas but not on B-cell lymphomas. PD-L(More)
B7-H1 is a member of the B7 family that inhibits the function of T-cells through its receptor programmed death-1 (PD-1). We examined B7-H1 expression in anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and found that it was constitutively expressed in both clinical samples and cell lines. In anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK(+)) ALCL(More)
Adult T-cell leukaemia (ATL) is a peripheral T-cell neoplasm caused by human T-cell leukaemia virus type I (HTLV-I). Several clinical observations suggest that some tumour-associated antigens in ATL may be recognised by the immune system. In this study, we performed the serological screening of an expression library to identify ATL-associated antigens by(More)
Myeloid sarcoma (MS) in the complete absence of bone marrow disease is an extremely rare phenomenon. We report the case of a 78-year-old woman with multiple subcutaneous lung and liver nodules, including mediastinal and peritoneal lymph node swelling, who had been receiving methotrexate (MTX) for 10 years for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). She was initially(More)
Meningioma is derived from arachnoid cells covering the surface of the brain and spinal cord, and it has characteristics shared by mesothelioma arising from the pleura and peritoneum in that it takes an epithelioid appearance despite its mesenchymal origin. We examined the immunohistochemical expression of podoplanin and calretinin, both of which are(More)
Recently, a graft-versus-lymphoma (GVL) effect has been shown in patients allografted for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), but the antigenic targets of this response remain unclear. We screened an MCL cDNA expression library with sera at GVL response after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation and isolated five genes including APOBEC3B. Antibody(More)
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In-cell NMR is an application of solution NMR that enables the investigation of protein conformations inside living cells. We have measured in-cell NMR spectra in oocytes from the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis. (15)N-labeled ubiquitin, its derivatives and calmodulin were injected into Xenopus oocytes and two-dimensional (1)H-(15)N correlation spectra(More)
DEER (double electron-electron resonance) enables the observation of long-range dipole interactions (1.5-8 nm) between electron spin centers and has become a unique method for structural analysis of site-directed spin-labeled (SDSL) proteins. The method was applied to proteins inside eukaryotic cells, Xenopus laevis oocytes. DEER measurements of the(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is a peripheral T-cell neoplasm caused by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). The prognosis of ATL, especially the acute and lymphoma subtypes, is poor with conventional and high-dose chemotherapy. The effectiveness of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) for ATL has been reported, suggesting(More)