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Mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM), a member of the high mobility group proteins, is essential for maintenance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Most TFAM and mtDNA (both of which are normally soluble) was recovered from the particulate fraction of human placental mitochondria when extracted with the non-ionic detergent Nonidet P-40. mtDNA and TFAM(More)
Mammalian mitochondria contain strong nuclease activity. Endonuclease G (endoG), which predominantly resides in mitochondria, accounts for a large part of this nuclease activity. It has been proposed to act as an RNase H-like nuclease on RNA.DNA hybrids (R-loops) in the D-loop region where the origins of mitochondrial replication are mapped, providing RNA(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) from an HLA-matched related donor has been suggested to improve the poor prognosis of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). However, the infusion of HTLV-I-infected cells from HTLV-I-positive related donors could lead to the development of donor-derived ATLL under immunosuppressive conditions.(More)
Mogamulizumab (MOG), a humanized anti-CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4) monoclonal antibody, has recently played an important role in the treatment of adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). Because CCR4 is expressed on normal regulatory T cells as well as on ATLL cells, MOG may accelerate graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) by eradicating regulatory T cells in(More)
A 76-year-old man suffered from swelling stoma for several weeks. A biopsy sample revealed the diffuse infiltration of large lymphoid cells which were positive for CD20, bcl-6, and MUM1. The patient was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, with a non-germinal center B-cell pattern. A whole-body PET-CT scan revealed that the lymphoma was restricted(More)
Bortezomib and melphalan have synergistic effects against multiple myeloma (MM) cells. We conducted a pilot study on the combination of bortezomib and high-dose melphalan (Bor-HDM) as a conditioning regimen followed by autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in 17 Japanese patients with newly diagnosed MM, in comparison with a historical control of patients(More)
Cells obtained from malignant lymph nodes and the peripheral blood of 106 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas were examined for T- and B-cell characteristics. Surprisingly, 79 cases were of the T-cell type on the basis of spontaneous rosette formation with sheep erythrocytes (E-rosettes). Of the remaining cases, 15 were B-cell in nature (monoclonal S-Ig(More)
A 26-year-old woman presented with general fatigue, persistent fever, nuchal lymphadenitis, thrombocytopenia, and liver damage. From the bone marrow finding, we diagnosed her condition as hemophagocytic syndrome. Steroid pulse therapy, cyclosporin A treatment, and combined chemotherapy generated no response. The patient showed severe mucosal bleeding,(More)
OBJECTIVE The feasibility and efficacy of high-dose melphalan (HD-MEL) followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-SCT) in elderly patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are discussed. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed and compared the results of 25 elderly patients (aged 65-76 years, elderly group) and 63 control patients (aged(More)