Yuko Hashimoto

Fukushima Medical University, Hukusima, Fukushima, Japan

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Publications (24)36.84 Total impact

  • Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia 04/2014; 14(2):e69-72.
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    ABSTRACT: Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) can accelerate tumor progression by attracting tumor-associated macrophages. We studied the effects of MCP-1 on SKOV-3 cells in order to investigate MCP-1 biological activity ovarian cancer. A SKOV-3 cell invasion assay (Transwell assay) and cell adhesion assay (96-well assay) were performed. Immunohistochemical staining for C-C motif chemokine receptor-2 (CCR2), a receptor for MCP-1, was also performed on cultured SKOV-3 cells. Migration and adhesion of MCP-1-treated SKOV-3 cells were significantly increased compared to untreated cells (p<0.01). A CCR2 antagonist attenuated the invasion and adhesion of MCP-1-treated cells. CCR2 was expressed in the cytoplasm of SKOV-3 cells. MCP-1 promoted invasion and adhesion of ovarian cancer cells, and a CCR2 antagonist attenuated the effects of MCP-1 in vitro. These data suggest that MCP-1 is a potential therapeutic target for ovarian cancer therapy.
    Anticancer research 11/2013; 33(11):4785-90. · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The basic region-leucine zipper (bZip) factor BTB, CNC homology 2 (BACH2) is known to have important roles in class switch recombination and somatic hypermutation (SHM) of the immunoglobulin (Ig) gene. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the expression of BACH2 and the status of SHM of the Ig heavy chain gene variable region (IgHV) for SHM in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We examined 20 cases of DLBCL, 13 of which were germinal center B-cell (GCB) DLBCL and 7 were non-GCB DLBCL. Seven cases were negative, 6 were positive (cytoplasmic expression) and 7 were strongly positive (both nuclear and cytoplasmic expression) for BACH2. Confirmed mutation (CM) was identified in 8 cases and the CM index (number of confirmed mutations per 10 subclones) was distributed from 0 to 5. A CM index of 7 strongly positive (over-expression) cases with BACH2 were distributed from 0 to 5, and that of 7 negative and 6 positive cases were distributed from 0 to 1. Over-expression of BACH2 was statistically related to CM index (P = 0.008). In conclusion, over-expression of BACH2 is critical for ongoing SHM of IgHV in DLBCL, and our data suggest that BACH2 may play an essential role for SHM of the Ig gene in B-cell lymphoma.
    Pathology International 07/2013; 63(7):339-44. · 1.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) can arise in various organs, particularly the brain, but it is rare in the uterus. Uterine AVM is potentially lethal and is generally associated with uterine trauma, such as dilatation and curettage, therapeutic abortion or uterine surgery. On the other hand, uterine myoma is the most common benign gynecological tumor, but uterine cervical myoma is rare and grows in the extraperitoneal space, with development of complex capillary networks within the tumor. Cervical myoma surgery is therefore a difficult operation with a risk of massive bleeding. We report herein a patient with uterine AVM formed within a large cervical myoma in a postmenopausal woman. The patient was a 55-year-old Japanese woman who complained of lower abdominal distension. Ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed an 18 × 20-cm uterine cervical tumor with dilatation of numerous vessels. Pelvic angiography was scheduled to provide accurate diagnosis and to minimize intraoperative blood loss. In fact, preoperative pelvic angiography allowed us to identify the true feeding artery and drainage veins. Occlusion of the feeding artery with a balloon device is effective in decreasing intraoperative bleeding. Abdominal total hysterectomy was performed as the surgical management of this uterine AVM. Prophylactic endovascular balloon occlusion of the ipsilateral internal iliac artery reduced the amount of hemorrhage during surgery, although blood transfusion was needed in our patient. In conclusion, preoperative embolosclerotherapy should be considered as a treatment option in patients with AVM present in a large uterine cervical myoma.
    The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine 01/2012; 228(3):181-7. · 1.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To elucidate the correlation between regulatory T cells (Tregs) and acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) or cytomegalovirus infection following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT), we evaluated either CD4⁺CD25(high) or FOXP3⁺ Treg-enriched cells in peripheral blood (PB) from 20 patients who received allo-BMT, and in biopsies of skin with aGVHD. Proportions of CD4⁺CD25(high)FOXP3⁺ cells in total lymphocytes, but not other types of T cells, were lower in patients who eventually developed grades II-IV aGVHD (n = 13) than in others (n = 7, P < 0.001). Proportions of CD62L⁺ cells in CD4⁺CD25(high) cells at day +30 were lower (P < 0.01) in patients who eventually showed cytomegalovirus viremia (n = 6) than in others (n = 14). Incidence of aGVHD (P < 0.05) or cytomegalovirus viremia (P < 0.05) was higher in patients without these complications, but with lower proportions of PB CD4⁺CD25(high)FOXP3⁺ cells at day +30 (n = 8) than in others (n = 8). However, in skin with aGVHD (n = 5), there was marked or slightly increased infiltration of CD8⁺ cells (P < 0.001) or CD3⁺FOXP3⁺ cells (P < 0.05), respectively, when compared with control (n = 5), resulting in threefold higher ratio of CD8⁺/CD3⁺FOXP3⁺ cells in aGVHD relative to controls (P < 0.05). Thus, impaired reconstitution of Tregs may be associated with aGVHD and CMV infection. Moreover, imbalance of Tregs and CD8⁺ cells may play a role in aGVHD tissue.
    International journal of hematology 12/2011; 95(1):86-94. · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis is caused by a hypercoagulable state that is sometimes related to malignancy and this type of endocarditis associated with benign tumors has not yet been reported. In this study we report the first case of non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis caused by adenomyosis, which is a benign gynecological condition.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 08/2011; 37(12):1838-41. · 0.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To compare the outcome of surgical treatment of colorectal adenocarcinoma in elderly and younger patients. The outcomes of 122 patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma who underwent surgical treatment between January 2004 and June 2009 were analyzed. The clinicopathological and blood biochemistry data of the younger group (< 75 years) and the elderly group (≥ 75 years) were compared. There were no significant differences between the two groups in operation time, intraoperative blood loss, hospital stay, time to resumption of oral intake, or morbidity. The elderly group had a significantly higher rate of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The perioperative serum total protein and albumin levels were significantly lower in the elderly than in the younger group. The serum carcinoembryonic antigen level was lower in the elderly than in the younger group, and there was a significant decreasing trend after the operation in the elderly group. The short-term outcomes of surgical treatment in elderly patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma were acceptable. Surgical treatment in elderly patients was considered a selectively effective approach.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 03/2011; 17(12):1642-8. · 2.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Renal amyloidosis is typically characterized by nephrotic syndrome, often with massive proteinuria and refractory peripheral edema. We report the case of a patient with renal amyloidosis associated with nephrotic syndrome who maintained remission for 6 years after undergoing high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous peripheral blood stem-cell transplantation (auto-PBSCT). The patient was a man aged in his 50s who had developed nephrotic syndrome. Bone marrow aspiration and kidney biopsy determined that the cause of the nephrotic syndrome was renal amyloidosis due to multiple myeloma, and the patient was admitted to our department in July 2003. After one course of chemotherapy, auto-PBSCT was performed in March 2004. Following transplantation, serum M-protein was no longer detectable from March 2005, and the patient achieved complete hematological remission. Subsequently, proteinuria decreased, serum albumin levels normalized, and nephrotic syndrome improved. As of 6 years after transplantation, in March 2010, the patient remained in remission, meaning that auto-PBSCT proved extremely effective as a treatment for renal amyloidosis in this case.
    Fukushima journal of medical science 12/2010; 56(2):151-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Castleman's disease (CD), a rare benign disease characterized by lymphoid hyperplasia, typically arises in the mediastinum as a solitary tumor. We describe herein a rare case of intramuscular CD occurring in the left deltoid in a 28-year-old woman. The present case is instructive in the differential diagnosis of primary soft tissue tumors, for which the possibility of CD should be considered.
    Skeletal Radiology 03/2010; 39(7):715-9. · 1.74 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) with rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) has been reported to provide a more accurate diagnosis than EUS-FNA without such evaluation. However, even endosonographers can evaluate ROSE regarding sample adequacy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA with ROSE by endosonographers compared to ROSE by cytopathologists in patients with solid pancreatic masses. Between September 2001 and October 2005, of the 73 EUS-FNA procedures with the final diagnoses, 38 procedures after the introduction of ROSE by endosonographers (September 2001-September 2003, period 1), and 35 procedures after the introduction of ROSE by cytopathologists (October 2003-October 2005, period 2) were included. The specimens were stained with Diff-Quik stain and assessed. When the on-site assessors (endosonographers or cytopathologists) indicated that the amounts of cell samples were adequate, the procedure was stopped. Results are presented with 95% confidence limits. The average numbers of needle passes were 4.0 +/- 1.6 and 3.4 +/- 1.5 in periods 1 and 2, respectively (P = 0.06). The specimen collection rates were 97.4 and 97.1% in periods 1 and 2, respectively (P = 0.51). Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy for malignancy and benign were 92.9, 100, 100, 83.3, and 94.7%, respectively, in period 1, and 93.1, 100, 100, 75.0, and 94.3%, respectively, in period 2 (P = 0.97, P = 1.0, P = 1.0, P = 0.65, P = 0.93, respectively). No complications were seen. For accurate diagnosis, ROSE should be performed during EUS-FNA by the endosonographer, if no cytopathologist is available.
    Journal of Gastroenterology 04/2009; 44(4):322-8. · 3.79 Impact Factor
  • Nihon Naika Gakkai Zasshi 02/2009; 98(1):141-3.
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    ABSTRACT: This report describes our experience with two cases that were ultimately diagnosed as retroperitoneal liposarcoma using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). Case 1 is that of a 54-year-old woman with chief complaints of nausea and abdominal distention. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a large (15 cm diameter) tumor, which was significantly compressing the stomach and apparently occupied the entire left abdominal cavity. Although advanced primary gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) or retroperitoneal tumor was inferred as the differential diagnosis, a definitive diagnosis was difficult using imaging alone. After EUS-FNA was done, the tumor was diagnosed histopathologically as high-grade liposarcoma. Case 2 is that of a 73-year-old man. Abdominal ultrasonography and CT showed a 6 cm diameter tumor within the pelvic cavity. The tumor had high MRI signal-intensity on both T1 and T2 images. Endorectal EUS showed a hyperechoic mass. The images suggested lipoma or liposarcoma containing lipoma-like components. Myxoid liposarcoma was revealed by subsequent EUS-FNA. Performing EUS-FNA was clinically useful for determining the subsequent therapeutic strategy in these cases where a tumor of unknown origin existed in the retroperitoneum.
    Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy 01/2009; 2009:673194.
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    ABSTRACT: The relationship between the mutation of the p53 gene and the expression of the p53 protein and the Ki-67 antigen has been investigated In 115 cases with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, using the immunohlstochemical double staining technique, single-strand conformatlonal polymorphism and DNA sequencing methods. Eighteen cases showed more than 10% of p53+ cells and the others showed a few p53+ cells presented sporadically. Alterations In the p53 gene were detected in six cases with B cell type, consisting of five cases with point mutation and one case with point mutation and 15 base pairs deletion. These six cases showed a high percentage of p53+ cells and five cases revealed that the percentage of p53+ ceils was higher than that of Ki-67+ cells (p53+ cells > Ki-67+ cells). Excluding the six cases wtth mutation of the p53 gene, all cases revealed that the percentage of p53+ cells was less than that of Ki-67+ cells (p53+ cells < Ki-67+ cells). Moreover, there was a positive correlation between expression of the p53 protein and of the Ki-67 antigen in histologic types of B cell Iymphomas and of T cell Iymphomas, respectively, except in small non-cleaved (Bur-kitt's) and lymphobiastic types. Therefore, sporadic cases showing p53+ cells > Ki-67+ cells revealed alteration of the p53 gene, and expressed abnormal p53 protein (mutant form). Most cases showing p53+ cells < Ki-67+ cells expressed normal p53 protein (wild type), and may reflect the rapid proliferation rate.
    Pathology International 12/2008; 46(2):130 - 136. · 1.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case of a gastric bronchogenic cyst diagnosed via endosonographically guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) biopsy. A 60-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) examination because of a gastric subepithelial lesion detected by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. EUS examination revealed a lesion that appeared to originate from the gastric submucosa but seemed to extend beyond the gastric wall. The latter finding raised concerns that the lesion might represent a cystic neoplasm rather than a simple cyst. Subsequently, EUS-FNA was performed to establish a definitive diagnosis and to guide further management. Cytologic evaluation of aspirated material revealed the presence of benign-appearing ciliated columnar epithelial cells within a mucinous background. Based on imaging and EUS-FNA findings, a diagnosis of gastric bronchogenic cyst was made and surgical resection was avoided. © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2008
    Journal of Clinical Ultrasound 04/2008; 36(4):237 - 239. · 0.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Adjuvant chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer has not yet been established. We report a patient with advanced gastric cancer responding remarkably to neo-adjuvant combination chemotherapy consisting of CPT-11 and S-1. The patient was a 69-year-old woman diagnosed with large type 3 advanced gastric cancer with esophageal invasion and having No.3 lymph node metastasis (cT3, cN1, cM0, cStage IIIA), treated with 2 courses of CPT-11 plus S-1 as neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. Computed tomography after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy showed improvement of gastric wall thickness and reduction of lymph node metastasis. Subsequently, she underwent an operation. There was no lymph node swelling,so we performed curative surgery consisting of total gastrectomy, splenectomy, cholecystectomy, and D 2 lymph node dissection. Histological diagnosis was pT2 (MP), pN1, pStage II, and estimation of the histological change by chemotherapy was Grade 2. The course after surgery was good, and she was treated by S-1 after discharge. To date, 8 months after surgery, there is no evidence of recurrence. Combination chemotherapy consisting of CPT-11 plus S-1 can be performed safely as a neo-adjuvant treatment, and may be an effective treatment modality for advanced gastric cancer.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 10/2007; 34(9):1473-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Apocrine adenosis is a distinctive breast lesion, which can sometimes be misdiagnosed as malignant histologically. Although its histological characteristics have been well established, there are limited descriptions of its cytological features. We report fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of three cases of apocrine adenosis. There were diverse cytological features between cases, and in two cases, FNA smears were highly cellular. Naked nuclei were present in all cases, and were numerous in one. Enlarged nucleoli and anisonucleosis were common. Apocrine metaplasia with nuclear atypia mimicking apocrine carcinoma was prominent in one case, whereas one case lacked definite apocrine features. Regardless of their various atypical FNA cytologies, the nuclei were consistently less hyperchromatic in all cases. Although FNA cytology of apocrine adenosis has the potential to be misinterpreted as malignant, the naked nuclei of background and less hyperchromatic nuclear features may be useful in distinguishing apocrine adenosis from carcinoma. Being familiar with these distinctive breast lesions is also important in decreasing false positives.
    Diagnostic Cytopathology 05/2007; 35(5):296-9. · 1.49 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Host-derived Langerhans cells (LCs) are crucial antigen-presenting cells that cause graft-vs.-host disease after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, chimaerism of LCs after allogeneic HSCT is largely unknown in humans. We here report a case that developed dermatopathic lymphadenitis accompanied by an accumulation of donor-derived LCs in the second month after allogeneic HSCT with reduced-intensity conditioning. This is the first case to show that donor LCs have the ability to migrate into draining lymph nodes and replace host LCs early after HSCT in humans.
    European Journal Of Haematology 04/2006; 76(3):261-4. · 2.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: CD10, a proteolytic enzyme seen in germinal center cells and in the majority of follicular lymphomas, is occasionally expressed in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL). To clarify the origin and cellular characteristics of CD10-positive DLBCL, we analyzed 36 de novo cases of DLBCL for somatic mutations of the immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region (VH) genes and for their immunophenotypes. Expression greater than that of grade 2 Bcl-6 was observed in 11 of the 30 CD10-negative cases (37%) and in all six CD10-positive cases (100%; P < 0.05) without expression of CD5, CD23, cyclin D1, CD30 or CD138. The average mutation frequencies of the six CD10-positive and 30 CD10-negative DLBCL were 12.9 and 9.8%, respectively. The range of SM frequencies in CD10-positive DLBCL (9.52-18.06) was distinctly narrower than that observed for CD10-negative DLBCL (0.69-26.89). These findings seem to indicate that CD10-positive DLBCL, originating from germinal center B cells, is a genetically and immunophenotypically more homogeneous group than CD10-negative DLBCL. Furthermore, three extranodal lymphomas, in five of the six CD10-positive DLBCL, showed ongoing mutation, indicating that antigen-driven, high-affinity somatic mutation may play an important role in clonal expansion in CD10-positive DLBCL. All four extranodal cases of the six CD10-positive DLBCL showed ongoing mutation and/or bcl-2/JH rearrangement. This result suggests that the cell origin of extranodal CD10-positive DLBCL may be the same as that of follicular lymphomas.
    Pathology International 09/2002; 52(9):586-94. · 1.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We examined nucleotide sequences of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive Hodgkin/Reed-Sternberg (HRS)-like B cells in a case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and a case of adult T-cell lymphoma (ATL) for single-cell polymerase chain reaction of the immunoglobulin heavy-chain gene variable region (VH gene). HRS-like B cells were scattered in the area irrelevant to the lymphoma infiltrates of DLBCL and in the lymphoma area of ATL. HRS-like B cells were positive for CD20 and CD30 but negative for CD15. EBV presented in HRS-like B cells in both cases but not in any lymphoma cells. VH genes of five HRS-like B cells analyzed in DLBCL were polyclonal and showed in-frame sequences with 0% to 2.8% somatic mutation frequency. In an ATL, VH genes of five HRS-like B cells analyzed were polyclonal and somatically mutated. Four cells carried in-frame rearrangements with 3.5% to 17.7% mutation frequency. One of the VH genes has a one-codon deletion. From the fifth cell, an out-of-frame rearrangement with an insertion and a deletion was obtained. Thus, we showed polyclonal EBV-positive HRS-like B cells in both DLBCL and ATL and that whereas EBV-positive, HRS-like B cells in DLBCL exhibited unmutated and mutated VH gene, those in ATL were found to have a somatically mutated VH gene with/without deletions and/or insertions. The HRS-like B cells may appear because of active EBV infection in a patient who is immunosuppressed from the primary lymphoma.
    Diagnostic Molecular Pathology 07/2002; 11(2):83-9. · 1.86 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We have studied the expression of MIB-1 and prognosis in cyclin D1(CyD1)+ and CyD1- mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), and compared them to B-CLL/SLL. All cases were assigned to four groups by immunoreactivity and primary sites: (1) CyD1+ nodal MCL, 11 cases: (2) CyD1+ extranodal MCL (multiple lymphomatous polyposis, (MLP)) three cases: (3) CyD1- nodal MCL, three cases: and (4) CyD1- B-CLL/SLL, seven cases. The average of MIB-1 labeling indexes of the four groups were 30.66, 8.70, 9.30 and 4.66, respectively. The CyD1- group consisting of nodal MCL and CLL/SLL had a significantly longer median survival time (69 months) than the CyD1+ group consisting of nodal MCL and MLP (22 months, P = 0.01). These data indicate that CyD1- nodal MCL may show a lower MIB-1 labeling index, and has a better prognosis, than CyD1+ nodal MCL. In addition, a large difference in the average of MIB-1 labeling indexes between nodal MCL and MLP in the CyD1+ group was found.
    Leukemia and Lymphoma 04/2002; 43(3):523-30. · 2.61 Impact Factor

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154 Citations
36.84 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 1999–2014
    • Fukushima Medical University
      • • Department of Diagnostic Pathology
      • • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      • • Department of Pathology
      Hukusima, Fukushima, Japan