Tadashi Yoshino

Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: Background Central airway obstruction (CAO) may be caused by various etiologies. However, conventional chest X-rays are rarely diagnostic for patients with CAO. Case presentation We here described a 64-year-old asymptomatic female with tracheal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma discovered on spirometric findings during a complete physical examination. The plateau of forced expiratory flow was consistent with CAO. A decreased peak expiratory flow rate was noted at least 3 years before the diagnosis, and was attributed to an insufficient effort by the patient. Impulse oscillometric measurements, which were taken during quiet breathing and were effort-independent, suggested elevated respiratory resistance. These abnormalities completely disappeared after radiation therapy. Conclusion The addition of impulse oscillometry to spirometry may be useful for screening CAO in routine health examinations.
    BMC Research Notes 06/2015; 8(1). DOI:10.1186/s13104-015-1218-5
  • Oncology letters 05/2015; DOI:10.3892/ol.2015.3251 · 0.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia/lymphoma (ALL/LBL) is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) affecting B-cells or T-cells, respectively. The serum level of soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) is known to reflect the immune activity and tumour volume in aggressive NHL; however, the release of sIL-2R in LBL has not been extensively studied. Further, the relationship between sIL-2R release and the expression level of IL-2R α subunit (CD25) remains unknown. In the present study, we examined the serum level of sIL-2R in 23 patients with T lymphoblactic lymphoma (T-LBL) and compared these with the levels in 20 patient with T acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), 40 patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and 40 patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), not otherwise specified. The release of sIL-2R into the serum in patients with T-LBL was significantly lower than that for T-ALL, DLBCL and PTCL (p<0.001). Immunohistochemistry revealed that CD25 expression was correlated with the serum level of sIL-2R in T-LBL (p=0.0069), whereas no correlation was found to exist between serum sIL-2R levels and CD25 expression in patients with DLBCL (p=0.348) and PTCL (p=0.266). Furthermore, double immunohistochemical analysis revealed that CD25-positive cells were also found to be Foxp3-positive non-neoplastic T-cells. In conclusion, CD25-positive non-neoplastic T-cells in T-LBL are presumed to be the primary source of sIL-2R, and the low number of cells present results in a lower level of sIL-2R released into the serum compared with the other aggressive and highly aggressive lymphomas. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.
    Journal of clinical pathology 05/2015; DOI:10.1136/jclinpath-2015-202934 · 2.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Lymphomatoid gastropathy, which was first reported in 2010, is a rare NK-cell proliferation of cyCD3, CD4, CD5, CD8, CD56 phenotypes with unknown etiology. The diagnosis is challenging, as there is histopathologic similarity to malignant lymphoma. In the 2010 report on 10 cases, all lesions were located in the stomach, and all regressed without any therapy. In the present study, we analyzed 6 cases of lymphomatoid gastropathy by investigating the clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular findings. Endoscopic and morphologic appearances of all cases were consistent with previous reports, but 2 cases showed previously unreported unique immunophenotypes of CD4CD8. Three of 6 patients underwent lower gastrointestinal examination (1 case underwent double-balloon endoscopic examination), but no patient had lesions in the lower gastrointestinal tract. No obvious difference of histology was found between the cases of CD4-CD8-typical phenotype and ones of CD4CD8 phenotype. Both cases had similar clinical behavior as the other 4 cases, implying that the spectrum of the disease is broader than initially thought. Careful clinical and endoscopic follow-up is required for the diagnosis of lymphomatoid gastropathy, and additional case studies and molecular studies are warranted to further investigate the pathophysiology of this peculiar benign mimic of lymphoma.
    The American journal of surgical pathology 04/2015; DOI:10.1097/PAS.0000000000000443 · 4.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Fibroblastic reticular cell (FRC) neoplasms, which are one of the histiocyte tumor types, are very rare. Here we report a cytokeratin (CK)-positive FRC neoplasm having features of follicular dendritic cells in a 54-year-old woman with right axillary lymph node swelling. The resected lymph node showed multiple nodular aggregations simulating and replacing normal follicles. The tumor cells had a uniform, large and oval to polygonal shape, abundant cytoplasm, and various sizes of nuclei with central eosinophilic nucleoli and coarse nuclear chromatin. They were positive for CK AE1/AE3+CAM5.2, CK7, tenascin C, l-caldesomone, and CD21, weakly positive for S100, and negative for CD1a. Ultrastructurally, the tumor cells had long interdigitating microvillus-like cell processes and oval to elongated vesicular nuclei. In addition, the intercellular spaces contained accumulations of collagen, and some tumor cells had desmosomal-like junctions. These findings suggest that the present case is a CK-positive FRC tumor with follicular dendritic cell features.
    American Journal of Surgical Pathology 04/2015; 39(4):573-580. DOI:10.1097/PAS.0000000000000362 · 4.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We propose Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is an inflammatory process that is prolonged by mutations. We hypothesize that Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) infection triggers an interleukin-1 (IL-1) activation loop that underlies the pathogenesis of LCH. Langerhans cells (LCs) are antigen presenting cells in the skin. When LCs encounter exogenous antigens, they migrate from the epidermis into draining lymphoid tissues to initiate T-cell activity. It has been proposed that LC migration-related factors, including E-cadherin, matrix metalloproteinase, and Notch ligand induce LCH activity. We found that the tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1, which binds IL-1 receptor-associated kinase 1, is expressed at a significantly higher level in LCH affecting multiple organ systems (MS-LCH) than in LCH affecting a single organ system (SS-LCH). IL-1 stimulates T helper 17 cells and their signature cytokine IL-17 had been a matter of controversy. We detected higher levels of IL-17A receptor expression in MS-LCH than in SS-LCH and proposed an IL-17 endocrine model that could settle the controversy. IL-1 is the first cytokine secreted in response to sensitizers and promotes LC migration from sentinel tissues. Myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MyD88), downstream of the IL-1 receptor, has functions in both RAS signaling and inflammation, leading to human cell transformation. In 2010, an activating mutation in the B-rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma gene (BRAF) V600E was found in LCH. This BRAF mutation induces phosphorylation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) that may play an important role with MyD88 in LCH pathogenesis. However, phosphorylated ERK (pERK) is rapidly dephosphorylated by dual specificity phosphatase 6 (DUSP6), and limited proliferation is predicted in BRAF mutant cells. MyD88 binds pERK via its D-domain, thereby preventing pERK–DUSP6 interaction and maintaining ERK in an active, phosphorylated state. We detected MCPyV-DNA in the peripheral blood cells of two out of three patients with LCH in high-risk organs but not in those of patients with LCH in non–high-risk organs (0/12; P = .029). MCPyV infection can trigger precursor LCH cells with BRAF mutation to produce IL-1; the IL-1 loop is amplified in all LCH subclasses. Our model indicates both BRAF mutation and IL-1 loop regulation as potential therapeutic targets.
    Cell Communication and Signaling 02/2015; 13(1). DOI:10.1186/s12964-015-0092-z · 4.67 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The sensitivity and specificity of magnified endoscopic features for differentiating follicular lymphoma from other diseases with duodenal whitish lesions have never been investigated. Here we compared the magnified endoscopic features of duodenal follicular lymphoma with those of other whitish lesions. We retrospectively reviewed the cases of patients with follicular lymphoma (n=9), lymphangiectasia (n=7), adenoma (n=10), duodenitis (n=4), erosion (n=1), lymphangioma (n=1), and hyperplastic polyp (n=1). The magnified features of the nine follicular lymphomas included enlarged villi (n=8), dilated microvessels (n=5), and opaque white spots of various sizes (n=9). The lymphangiectasias showed enlarged villi, dilated microvessels, and white spots, but the sizes of the white spots were relatively homogeneous and their margin was clear. Observation of the adenoma and duodenitis revealed only whitish villi. Although the lymphangioma was indistinguishable from the follicular lymphomas by magnified features, it was easily diagnosed based on the macroscopic morphology. In conclusion, magnified endoscopic features, in combination with macroscopic features, are useful for differentiating follicular lymphomas from other duodenal diseases presenting whitish lesions.
    Acta medica Okayama 02/2015; 69(1):37-44. · 0.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In the adult hypothalamus and ependymal lining of the third ventricle, tanycytes function as multipotential progenitor cells that enable continuous neurogenesis, suggesting that tanycytes may be able to mediate the restoration of homeostatic function after stroke. Voluntary wheel running has been shown to alter neurochemistry and neuronal function and to increase neurogenesis in rodents. In the present study, we found that voluntary exercise improved the survival rate and energy balance of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP/Kpo). We also investigated the effect of exercise on the proliferation and differentiation of hypothalamic cells using immunoreactivity for tanycytes and neural markers. The proliferation of elongated cells, which may be the tanycytes, was enhanced in exercising SHRSP compared to sedentary rats before and after stroke. In addition, the proliferation of cells was correlated with the induction of fibroblast growth factor-2 in the subependymal cells of the third ventricle and in the cerebrospinal fluid. Some of the newborn cells of exercising SHRSP showed differentiation into mature neurons after stroke. Our results suggest that voluntary exercise correlates with hypothalamic neurogenesis, leading to recovery of homeostatic functions in the adult brain after stroke.
    Brain Structure and Function 01/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00429-015-0995-x · 4.57 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Interleukin (IL)-13 is a T helper 2 (Th2) cytokine that plays important roles in the pathogenesis of asthma. IL-13 induces hypersensitivity of the airways, increased mucous production, elevated serum immunoglobulin (Ig) E levels, and increased numbers of eosinophils. Many patients with IgG4-related disease have allergic backgrounds and show elevated serum IgE levels and an increase in the number of eosinophils. Upregulation of Th2/regulatory T (Treg) cytokines, including IL-13, has been detected in affected tissues of patients with IgG4-related disease. We previously reported that mast cells might be responsible for the production of the Th2/Treg cytokines IL-4, IL-10, and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 in IgG4-related disease. In this study, immunohistochemical analysis showed increased numbers of IL-13-positive mast cells in IgG4-related disease, which suggests that mast cells also produce IL-13 and contribute to elevation of serum IgE levels and eosinophil infiltration in IgG4-related disease.
    Scientific Reports 01/2015; 5:7696. DOI:10.1038/srep07696 · 5.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 35-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of left supraclavicular and cervical lymphadenopathies. Histopathological examination of the lymph nodes revealed reactive lymphadenopathy. He visited our hospital three years after the initial diagnosis because of enlarged left cervical lymph nodes. Histopathologically, both Hodgkin/Reed-Sternberg (H/RS) and lymphocyte-predominant (LP) cells were found in the lymph node. We first suspected nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), because these cells were CD15(-) and CD30(-). However, the diagnosis of lymphocyte-rich classical Hodgkin lymphoma (LRCHL) was finally confirmed, because these cells were found to be CD20(-), Bob.1(+), Oct.2(-), and BCL6(-) by additional immunostaining. The patient was treated with six cycles of ABVD chemotherapy, and a complete response was achieved. However, he underwent autologous stem-cell transplantation after high-dose chemotherapy owing to a relapse 10 months after primary treatment. Distingushing LRCHL from NLPHL was difficult in this patient, because histopathological examination showed both H/RS and LP cells, and immunostaining revealed these cells to be triple negative (CD15(-), CD30(-) and CD20(-)). Accumulation of such cases are necessary to establish better criteria for the differential diagnosis and assessment of clinical behavior.
    Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology 01/2015; 55(1):23-8. DOI:10.3960/jslrt.55.23
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    ABSTRACT: A 36-year-old Japanese woman presented with extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) in the stomach. The gastric lesions only partially improved after eradication therapy for Helicobacter pylori. A fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis revealed no fusion genes of API2-MALT1, although trisomy of chromosome 18 was identified. Radiation therapy was initiated to treat the gastric lymphoma lesions, resulting in complete remission. However, MALT lymphoma recurred in the stomach 16 months later. This case indicates that intensive follow-up is required for MALT lymphoma associated with chromosomal aberrations in order to detect early relapse.
    Internal Medicine 01/2015; 54(8):911-6. DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.54.3784 · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer, often associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). Recently, immunoglobulin (Ig) expression was reported in MCC, thereby suggesting that B cells might be their cellular ancestors. We tested 30 MCCs (20 MCPyV-positive and 10 MCPyV-negative) using immunohistochemistry for the expressions of IgG, IgA, IgM, Igκ, Igλ, terminal desoxynucleotidyl transferase, paired box gene 5 (PAX5), octamer transcription factor-2 (Oct-2), and sex-determining region Y-box 11 (SOX11). We performed in situ hybridization for Igκ-mRNA or Igλ-mRNA and Ig heavy chain (IgH) gene rearrangement (IgH-R) analyses. The expressions of PAX5, TdT, Oct-2, and SOX11 were not significantly different between MCPyV-positive and MCPyV-negative MCCs. At least 1 of IgG, IgA, IgM, or Igκ was expressed in MCPyV-positive (14/20, 70%) and none in MCPyV-negative MCCs (P=0.0003). There was a higher tendency for Igκ-mRNA expression (7/19, using in situ hybridization) and IgH-R (10/20, using polymerase chain reaction) in MCPyV-positive than in MCPyV-negative MCCs (0/10 and 2/10, respectively), thus suggesting a different Ig production pattern and pathogenesis between the 2 types of MCC. Ig expression or IgH-R in MCPyV-positive MCCs might be associated with MCPyV gene integration or expression in cancer cells but do not necessarily suggest a B-cell origin for MCCs. IgH expression or IgH-R nonsignificantly correlated with improved prognosis. However, these might be important factors that influence the survival of neoplastic cells and might allow the development of novel therapies for patients with MCPyV-positive MCCs.
    American Journal of Surgical Pathology 12/2014; 38(12):1627-35. DOI:10.1097/PAS.0000000000000279 · 4.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A cell line named PRU-1, derived from a Langerhans cell (LC) histiocytosis (LCH) skull lesion of a 7-year-old boy, was established and characterized. PRU-1 is an adherent spindle-shaped cell line that shows no Birbeck granules on electron microscopy. Flow cytometric analysis of cells collected from the early seventh passage showed no LC phenotypes of CD1a and S100 protein. Immunostaining of PRU-1 cells also revealed no expression of LC markers but showed expression of CD11c, CD54 (ICAM-1) and CD68, which was also observed in some peripherally located cells of the original LCH lesion. The PRU-1 cells stained positive for factor XIIIa and negative for CD34, suggesting a dermal dendritic cell phenotype. Cytogenetic analyses revealed abnormalities such as 39,XY,-2,-4,-8,-12,-12,-14,add(18)(q21),20,+mar and 44,XY,-11,-14,add(18)(q21). TCRγ rearrangement in the PRU-1 cells was not amplified by PCR. Tumorigenicity was not proven by xenografting into SCID mice. A conditioned medium from PRU-1 culture induced the proliferation of peripheral blood lymphocytes as well as the activation of monocytes from a healthy donor into CD1a-positive LC-like cells. Because the phenotypic characteristics of PRU-1 differed from those of CD1a-positive abnormal LC-like cells (LCH cells), it was likely that the PRU-1 cells were derived from peripherally located cells of the LCH lesion rather than LCH cells. LCH has been regarded as a type of granulomatous neoplasm with several intermingled inflammatory cells and influenced by stimuli such as Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) infection or cigarette smoking. However, in the PRU-1 cells, MCPyV-DNA was not detected by PCR. Stromal cell-like PRU-1 cells are likely to produce some growth or differentiation factors, which may play important roles in LCH lesion formation, cell maintenance and LC-like cell induction.
    Oncology Reports 10/2014; 33(1). DOI:10.3892/or.2014.3567 · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Methods for determining the origin of BK virus (BKV)-infected cells (decoy cells) in clinical urine samples have not been established although they could enhance the diagnosis of BKV infection in immunocompromised patients.
    Cytopathology 10/2014; DOI:10.1111/cyt.12213 · 1.47 Impact Factor
  • Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology 10/2014; 7(5):465-470. DOI:10.1007/s12328-014-0527-x
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    ABSTRACT: Primary intestinal follicular lymphoma (FL) is a variant of FL characterized by frequent duodenal involvement and a very indolent clinical behavior without therapy. Unlike nodal FL, there have been no reports of histologic transformation (HT) or death attributable to primary intestinal FL. Here, we report the first case of primary duodenal FL showing HT. A Grade 1 FL in the duodenum was incidentally detected in a 73-year-old man. A watch-and-wait strategy was adopted because the disease was stage IE. Six months later, bone marrow involvement was suspected. The intestinal lesions had not changed during the first year since the initial diagnosis. Sixty-two months after the initial diagnosis, a biopsy specimen showed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). A perforation of the intestine occurred before chemotherapy was started. Partial resection was performed and subsequent chemotherapy was administered. The clone of the initial FL and DLBCL were identical according to PCR analysis, indicating that the primary intestinal FL had transformed into DLBCL. Although HT is rare, it could occur in some patients with primary intestinal FL. Based on this case, it may be necessary to re-evaluate the clinical watch-and-wait strategy for primary intestinal FL in some patients.
    Pathology International 10/2014; DOI:10.1111/pin.12197 · 1.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: This study examined whether the occurrence of late neck metastasis in early tongue squamous cell carcinoma can be predicted by evaluating HMGB1 (high mobility group box 1) expression in the primary lesion. Methods: A case-control study was conducted. The cases comprised 10 patients with late neck metastasis. The controls consisted of 16 patients without recurrence. All were examined immunohistochemically for HMGB1 protein expression. The odds ratio for late neck metastasis in relation to HMGB1 was estimated. Results: Results for HMGB1 were dichotomised into positive staining scores (score, 5-7) and negative scores (0-4). Six cases (60 per cent) and four controls (25 per cent) were HMGB1-positive. Although no significant result was seen, compared with HMGB1-negative patients the odds ratio for late neck metastasis in HMGB1-positive patients was 3.8 (95 per cent confidence interval, 0.6-26.5) after adjusting for other factors. Conclusion: In the present study, immunohistochemical study of HMGB1 in early tongue squamous cell carcinoma did not appear to be very useful for predicting occult neck metastasis. Further study is necessary to clarify the relationship between HMGB1 expression and late neck metastasis in early tongue squamous cell carcinoma.
    The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 09/2014; 128(10):1-6. DOI:10.1017/S0022215114001819 · 0.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Primary cutaneous, extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (PC-ENKTL), is a rare Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated neoplasm with poorly defined clinicopathologic features. We performed a multinational retrospective study of PC-ENKTL and CD56-positive EBV-negative peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PC-CD56+PTCL) in Asia in an attempt to elucidate their clinicopathologic features. Using immunohistochemistry for T-cell receptors (TCRs), in situ hybridization for EBV, and TCR gene rearrangement, we classified 60 tumors into 51 with PC-ENKTL (20 of NK-cell, 17 T-cell, and 14 indeterminate lineages) and 9 with PC-CD56+PTCL. Tumors of T-cell origin accounted for 46% of PC-ENKTLs with half of these cases being TCR-silent. As compared with T-lineage tumors, PC-ENKTLs of NK-cell lineage had more frequent involvement of regional lymph nodes and more frequently CD8-negative and CD56-positive. Cases of PC-ENKTL showed more frequent tumor necrosis, younger age, and a higher frequency of CD16 and CD30 expression than cases of PC-CD56+PTCL. CD56-positive T-lineage PC-ENKTL tumors (n=8) had more localized disease in the TNM (tumor-node-metastasis) staging and were more often of γδ T-cell origin compared with cases of PC-CD56+PTCL (n=9). PC-ENKTLs and PC-CD56+PTCLs were equally aggressive, with a 5-year overall survival rate of 25%. Tumor necrosis and CD16 expression may serve as useful surrogates for differentiating PC-ENKTL from PC-CD56+PTCL. A single lesion, an elevated lactate dehydrogenase level, and the presence of B symptoms were independent poor prognostic factors for PC-ENKTL in multivariate analysis. Further studies with more cases are warranted to delineate the clinicopathologic features and significance of EBV in these rare lymphomas.
    American Journal of Surgical Pathology 09/2014; 39(1). DOI:10.1097/PAS.0000000000000312 · 4.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy has become one of the standard management approaches for newly diagnosed, localized, nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL). Few data are available on the prognostic biomarkers of NKTCL among patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. To evaluate the prognostic significance of immunophenotypic biomarkers for patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy, latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1), cutaneous lymphocyte antigen (CLA), and cell origin were examined with samples from 32 patients who were enrolled in the Japan Clinical Oncology Group 0211 trial and treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. LMP1 and CLA were positive in 66% (19/29) and 29% (9/31) of the cases examined, respectively. The median follow-up duration was 68 months (range, 61-94). The patients with LMP1-positive tumors showed a better overall survival (OS) than the patients with LMP1-negative tumors [hazard ratio, 0.240; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.057-1.013; 80% CI, 0.093-0.615; P=0.035]. All five patients with LMP1-negative tumors who experienced disease progression died of lymphoma, and both patients with local failure had LMP1-negative tumors. There was no significant difference in OS according to CLA expression. Twenty-seven (84%) cases were of NK-cell origin, two were of αβ T-cell origin, and three were of γδ T-cell origin. In contrast to those with tumors of NK-cell origin, all five patients with NKTCL of T-cell origin were alive without relapse at the last follow-up. Our results indicate that LMP1 expression is a favorable prognostic marker and suggest that a T-cell origin of the tumor may be a favorable prognostic marker for patients with localized NKTCL treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Cancer Science 09/2014; DOI:10.1111/cas.12526 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cases of low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting primarily in the bone marrow are rare, and its clinicopathology remains unclear. We retrospectively examined patients with low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting primarily in the bone marrow. Fourteen patients met the inclusion criteria, including 5 with lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL), 3 with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), 2 with follicular lymphoma (FL), and 4 with low-grade B-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (LGBCL-NOS). The median age was 69.5 years (range, 42–89 years), and a slight male predominance was noted (9 men and 5 women, 1.8: 1). Immunohistochemically, all cases were positive for CD20. One case was positive for CD138. Both cases of FL were positive for CD10 and B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2), and immunoglobulin heavy locus IgH/BCL-2 rearrangement was observed by fluorescence in situ hybridization. The myeloid differentiation primary response gene (88) (MYD88) L265P mutation was observed in 3 of 5 LPL, 1 of 2 FL, and 2 of 4 LGBCL-NOS patients. Paraproteinemia was observed in 10 patients; immunoglobulin M and G paraproteinemia were observed in 6 and 3 patients, respectively. In this patient series, 3 patients had died at a median follow-up of 36.5 months; the cause of death of 1 LPL patient was malignant lymphoma itself. Thus, low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting primarily in the bone marrow has various subtypes, and approximately one-third of the patients had LGBCL-NOS. The immunophenotypic features and MYD88 L265P mutation data of LGBCL-NOS suggested that some cases present with characteristics similar to those of LPL or marginal zone lymphoma.
    Human pathology 07/2014; 45(7). DOI:10.1016/j.humpath.2014.02.010 · 2.81 Impact Factor

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  • 1985–2015
    • Okayama University
      • • Medical School
      • • Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
      • • Department of Pharmacology
      • • Department of Pathology and Oncology
      • • Department of Otolaryngology
      Okayama, Okayama, Japan
  • 2013
    • Nagai Internal Medicine Clinic
      Okayama, Okayama, Japan
  • 2011
    • Nagoya University
      • Clinical Laboratory
      Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan
  • 2010
    • Shujitsu Women's University
      Okayama, Okayama, Japan
  • 2007–2009
    • Kurume University
      • School of Medicine
      Куруме, Fukuoka, Japan
    • Fujita Health University
      Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 2008
    • Shinshu University
      • Division of Hematology
      Shonai, Nagano, Japan
  • 2006
    • Novartis
      Bâle, Basel-City, Switzerland
    • Hiroshima City Hospital
      • Department of Surgery
      Hirosima, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2002
    • Akita University
      Akita, Akita, Japan
  • 2001
    • Okayama University of Science
      Okayama, Okayama, Japan
  • 2000
    • Aichi Prefectural Institute of Public Health
      Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 1987
    • Kochi Medical School
      Kôti, Kōchi, Japan