Toru Kiguchi

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Cytokines manifest their function through alteration of gene expression. However, target genes for signals from cytokine receptors are largely unknown. We therefore searched for immediate-early cytokine-responsive genes and isolated a novel gene, CIS (cytokine inducible SH2-containing protein) which is induced in hematopoietic cells by a subset of cytokines(More)
To clarify the cooperative roles of recurrently identified mutations and to establish a more precise risk classification system in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we comprehensively analyzed mutations in 51 genes, as well as cytogenetics and 11 chimeric transcripts, in 197 adult patients with de novo AML who were registered in the Japan Adult Leukemia Study(More)
The complete nucleotide sequences of beet necrotic yellow vein virus RNA-1 to RNA-4 of the Japanese isolate S (BNYVV-S) were determined and compared with those of French isolate (BNYVV-F2). The nucleotide sequences of the two isolates were very similar, differing by only 1.7% (RNA-1), 4.1% (RNA-2), 2.9% (RNA-3) and 3.6% (RNA-4), respectively. The(More)
We performed a randomized, controlled study comparing the prophylactic effects of capsule forms of fluconazole (n = 110) and itraconazole (n = 108) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) during and after chemotherapy. There were 4 cases with possible systemic fungal infection in the itraconazole group, and there(More)
Current evidence has suggested the possible involvement of ROS as signaling messengers in IL-1beta- or LPS-induced gene expression. We previously reported that both IL-1beta and LPS induce uPA in RC-K8 human lymphoma cells. Here, we provide evidence that ROS-generating anthracycline antibiotics, including doxorubicin and aclarubicin, upregulate uPA(More)
We previously demonstrated doxorubicin-induced urokinase expression in human H69 SCLC cells by the microarray technique using Human Cancer CHIP version 2 (Takara Shuzo, Kyoto, Japan), in which 425 human cancer-related genes were spotted on glass plates (Kiguchi et al., Int J Cancer 2001;93:792-7). Microarray analysis also revealed significant induction of(More)
PURPOSE We have previously demonstrated doxorubicin-induced urokinase (uPA) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) expression in human H69 small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) cells by a microarray technique using Human Cancer Chip version 2, in which 425 human "cancer-related" genes are spotted on the plates. The microarray analysis also revealed a significant induction of(More)
Control of serum uric acid (sUA) levels is very important during chemotherapy in patients with malignant tumors, as the risks of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) and renal events are increased with increasing levels of sUA. We investigated the efficacy and safety of febuxostat, a potent non-purine xanthine oxidase inhibitor, compared with allopurinol for(More)
Although imatinib mesylate therapy is effective for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients, there are still some unanswered questions. It is unclear whether imatinib can actually cure CML and whether this therapy can be safely discontinued in patients showing complete cytogenetic and molecular responses. This report describes the clinical outcome of a(More)
Acquired factor X deficiency has been described in patients with amyloidosis but acquired factor V deficiency is quite rare. We report here a case of life-threatening bleeding and acquired factor V deficiency associated with primary amyloidosis. A 50-year-old man who had no previous hemorrhagic diathesis was referred to our hospital because of recurrent(More)