Toshiro Nagasawa

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Long-term clinical remissions of leukemia, after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, depend on alloreactive memory T cells able to self-renew and differentiate into antileukemia effectors. This is counterbalanced by detrimental graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Induction of a selective suicide in donor T cells is a current gene therapy(More)
Pathological features and genomic basis of a rare case of ALK(+), CD30(-), CD20(-) large B-cell lymphoma were analyzed. A 36-year-old Japanese female was admitted because of lumbago and constitutional symptoms. Physical examination and laboratory tests showed anemia (hemoglobin, 7.5 g/dL), mild hepatosplenomegaly, and immunoglobin G (IgG) lambda-type(More)
In response to anemia, erythropoietin (Epo) gene transcription is markedly induced in the kidney and liver. To elucidate how Epo gene expression is regulated in vivo, we established transgenic mouse lines expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) under the control of a 180-kb mouse Epo gene locus. GFP expression was induced by anemia or hypoxia(More)
In oxygenated cells, hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) alpha subunits are rapidly degraded by a mechanism that involves ubiquitination by the von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor E3 ligase complex using 2-oxoglutarate as a substrate. We examined the effect of 2-oxoglutarate on the production of erythropoietin and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).(More)
Centrosomes play pivotal roles in cell polarity, regulation of the cell cycle and chromosomal segregation. Centrosome amplification was recently described as a possible cause of aneuploidy in certain solid tumors and leukemias. ATL is a T-cell malignancy caused by HTLV-1. Although the precise mechanism of cell transformation is unclear, the HTLV-1-encoded(More)
Interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), or N(G)-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA) are increased in patients with chronic disease-related anemia. They increase the binding activity of GATA and inhibit erythropoietin (Epo) promoter activity. In this study, we examined the ability of K-7174 (a GATA-specific inhibitor) to improve Epo(More)
Members of the lipocalin protein family are typically small, secreted proteins that possess a variety of functions. Although the physiological role of lipocalin 2 remains to be fully elucidated, a few pivotal functions have recently been reported, e.g., regulation of the apoptosis of leukocytes. Unexpectedly, lipocalin 2 is abundantly expressed in erythroid(More)
Clinicopathological features of 36 patients, male: 58.3%; median: 68 years, with "peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified" diagnosed by the WHO criteria were reviewed. Majority (69.4%) had stage IV disease with frequent involvements into bone marrow, spleen, liver, and skin. According to the IPI, 72.2% were categorized as high or high-intermediate risk(More)
A 75-yr-old male simultaneously having lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is presented. He had manifested with lumbago, high-grade fever, and confusion. Physical examination on admission showed disorientation and severe back pain. There were neither lymphadenopathy nor hepatosplenomegaly. Routine laboratory tests(More)
Neutrophilic dermatoses such as Sweet's disease and pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) are occasionally associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). We present here a 67-yr-old male having PG and sterile osteomyelitis in association with underlying MDS (refractory anemia) and Crohn's disease. To establish the diagnosis of MDS, sternal bone marrow puncture was(More)