Yasusada Miura

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The signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3), a member of the Stat family of proteins, is commonly activated by thrombopoietic cytokines including thrombopoietin (TPO), interleukin (IL)-6, and interleukin-11. This finding strongly suggested that Stat3 has an important role in megakaryopoiesis and thrombopoiesis. To clarify the functional(More)
To investigate the efficacy and safety of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in patients with acute myelogenous leukaemia, a multicentre randomized study was performed. From October 1993 to September 1996, 270 patients with newly diagnosed acute myelogenous leukaemia were randomized to G-CSF or control groups after remission induction therapy.(More)
Cytochemical and ultrastructural studies of 42 patients with acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia (ANLL) lacking myeloperoxidase as detected by light microscopy were performed. These ANLL patients were classified into minimally differentiated acute myeloid leukemia (AML-M0) (26 cases), mixed-lineage leukemia (9 cases), and acute undifferentiated leukemia (AUL)(More)
We report a case of severe iron deficiency anemia with marked thrombocytosis that was complicated by central retinal vein occlusion. Platelet count was over one million per microliter and an increased number of megakaryocytes was observed in the bone marrow at the time of diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia, features that resemble those of essential(More)
Chromosome bands 1p36 and 3p21 are known to be recurring breakpoints in therapy-related (t-) leukemia. We identified a recurring translocation, t(1;3)(p36;p21), in eight patients with various hematologic malignancies: three patients with ALL, one with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in accelerated phase (AP), two with MDS, and two with AML(M3). Five of(More)
The effects of the thymidine analog, 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR), on the formation of red cells in the yolk sac of the chick embryo were examined. The prospective area opaca vasculosa from a definitive primitive streak embryo was excised, disaggregated, and deposited into a cell clump, and the cell clump was placed in organ culture. Hemoglobin synthesis is(More)
A 57-year-old woman was scheduled to receive recombinant interferon-α retreatment for chronic active hepatitis C. During the course of therapy, the patient showed rapid onset of oliguria, dizziness, edema, and a pre-shock state. She was subsequently admitted to hospital and was diagnosed as having nephrotic syndrome. After admission, albumin-dominant(More)
UT-7 is a human megakaryoblastic leukemia cell line with nuclei. These findings indicate that UT-7/GM is a bipotential cell line that can be induced to differentiate into erythroid absolute dependence on interleukin-3, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), or erythropoietin and megakaryocytic lineages by EPO and TPO, respectively.(More)
To clarify the phenotypes of various classes of human hematopoietic progenitor cells, we used a multicolor staining protocol in conjunction with CD34 and a newly developed mouse antihuman c-kit proto-oncogene product (KIT) monoclonal antibody (MoAb). We characterized three cell fractions in CD34+ cells that express K171" and KIFigh cells in addition to(More)
A 57-year-old woman was scheduled to receive recombinant interferon-alpha retreatment for chronic active hepatitis C. During the course of therapy, the patient showed rapid onset of oliguria, dizziness, edema, and a pre-shock state. She was subsequently admitted to hospital and was diagnosed as having nephrotic syndrome. After admission, albumin-dominant(More)