Yoshihiro Yakushijin

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Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTP) regulate the proliferation, differentiation, and viability of lymphocytes by modulating their signaling pathways. By using the differential display assay, we have cloned a putative receptor-type PTP, which is predominantly expressed in B-lymphoid tissues (lymph nodes and spleen). This PTP, termed PTPROt (truncated), is a(More)
The present study was undertaken to clarify the mechanisms of cytotoxicity mediated by virus-specific human CD4+ CTLs using the lymphocytes of family members with a Fas gene mutation. CD4+ CTL bulk lines and clones directed against HSV-infected cells were established from lymphocytes of a patient with a homozygous Fas gene mutation and of the patient's(More)
The incidence of follicular lymphoma differs significantly between white and Japa-nese individuals. Translocation between the BCL-2 and immunoglobulin heavy chain genes is detected in 85% to 90% of all follicular lymphomas in whites. Recently , BCL-2/J H translocation was detected in peripheral blood lymphocytes from more than 50% of healthy white(More)
Vancomycin-induced thrombocytopenia is a rare adverse reaction that may be overlooked because no specific diagnostic test is currently available. We herein report a patient with vancomycin-induced immune thrombocytopenia who was diagnosed by the detection of vancomycin-dependent anti-platelet antibody with flow cytometry. An IgG antibody in the patient's(More)
BACKGROUND IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a new clinical entity of unknown etiology characterized by elevated serum IgG4 and tissue infiltration by IgG4-positive plasma cells. Although aberrancies in acquired immune system functions, including increases in Th2 and Treg cytokines observed in patients with IgG4-RD, its true etiology remains unclear. To(More)
Recently, data demonstrating that CD4 is an essential component of the receptor for human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) as well as for human immunodeficiency virus have been accumulating. Since gangliosides and phorbol esters are known to induce selective down-modulation of cell surface CD4 expression, it might be expected that treatment with these agents would(More)
PURPOSE As the major toxicity induced by pemetrexed plus carboplatin is severe hematologic toxicities, the aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for severe hematologic toxicities in lung cancer patients. METHODS We retrospectively investigated data from lung cancer patients who had received pemetrexed plus carboplatin, with or without(More)
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