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AIMS Psychiatric comorbidity and mental instability seem to be important unfavorable prognostic factors for long-term psychosocial adjustment in gender identity disorder (GID). However, psychiatric comorbidity in patients with GID has rarely been assessed. In this study, we investigated the psychiatric comorbidity and life events of patients with GID in(More)
The normal counterparts of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) have not been accurately identified. We immunohistochemically analyzed 10 PTCL-NOS cases to examine the expression of the master regulators of T-cell differentiation and of surface antigens, including chemokine receptors. All cases were positive for the master(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the clinical characteristics of patients with gender identity disorder (GID) at a GID clinic in Japan. A total of 603 consecutive patients were evaluated at the GID clinic using clinical information and results of physical and neurological examinations. Using DSM-IV criteria, 579 patients (96.0%) were diagnosed with GID.(More)
Although bendamustine plus rituximab has demonstrated efficacy in indolent B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL), data for this combination in aggressive B-NHL are extremely limited. The present dose-escalation study evaluated the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of bendamustine hydrochloride in combination with rituximab in patients with(More)
The effect of ABT-737, a BH3-mimicking inhibitor for anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 and Bcl-X(L), but not Mcl-1, against Bcr-Abl-positive (Bcr-Abl(+)) leukaemic cells was examined. ABT-737 potently induced apoptosis in Bcr-Abl(+) chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cell lines and primary CML samples in vitro and prolonged the survival of mice xenografted with BV173(More)
In B-cell malignancies, genes implicated in B-cell differentiation, germinal center formation, apoptosis, and cell cycle regulation are juxtaposed to immunoglobulin loci through chromosomal translocations. In this study, we identified the BTB and CNC homology 2 (BACH2) gene as a novel translocation partner of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGH) locus in a(More)
Bone marrow (BM) microenvironment (BMME) constitutes the sanctuary for leukemic cells. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms for BMME-mediated drug resistance and BM lodgment in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Gene-expression profile as well as signal pathway and protein analyses revealed that galectin-3 (Gal-3), a member of the(More)
The pathogenetic roles of 8q24 amplified segments in leukemic cells with double minute chromosomes remain to be verified. Through comprehensive molecular analyses of 8q24 amplicons in leukemic cells from an acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patient and AML-derived cell line HL60 cells, we identified two novel fusion genes between NSMCE2 and long noncoding(More)
In this study, we tried to clarify the prevalence of suicidal ideation and self-mutilation including suicide attempts among patients with gender identity disorder (GID) and the relationship of those behaviors to demographic characteristics. A total of 500 consecutive Japanese GID patients without any other psychiatric comorbidity were evaluated at the(More)
To investigate the biological mechanism of gender identity disorder (GID), five candidate sex hormone-related genes, encoding androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptors alpha (ERalpha) and beta (ERbeta), aromatase (CYP19), and progesterone receptor (PGR) were analyzed by a case-control association study. Subjects were 242 transsexuals (74 male-to-female(More)