Yukiya Yamamoto

Yukiya Yamamoto
Chubu University · Department of Biomedical Sciences

M.D., Ph.D.

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Introduction
Investigating cause of hematological malignancies and developing new molecular targeting therapies
Additional affiliations
April 2020 - present
Fujita Health University
Position
  • Visiting Associate Professor
April 2017 - March 2020
Fujita Health University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
April 2005 - March 2017
Fujita Health University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
April 1998 - March 2002
Nagoya University
Field of study
  • Hematology/Oncology
April 1987 - March 1993
Nagoya University
Field of study
  • Medicine

Publications

Publications (39)
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Mutations of receptor tyrosine kinases are implicated in the constitutive activation and development of human malignancy. An internal tandem duplication (ITD) of the juxtamembrane (JM) domain-coding sequence of the FLT3 gene (FLT3/ITD) is found in 20% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and is strongly associated with leukocytosis and a p...
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The majority of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cases are characterized by the presence of a promyelocytic leukemia-retinoic acid receptor alpha(RARA) fusion gene. In a small subset, RARA is fused to a different partner, usually involved in regulating cell growth and differentiation. Here, we identified a novel RARA fusion transcript, BCOR-RARA,...
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The dysregulation of proper transcriptional control is a major cause of developmental diseases and cancers. Polycomb proteins form chromatin-modifying complexes that transcriptionally silence genome regions in higher eukaryotes. The BCL6 corepressor (BCOR) complex comprises ring finger protein 1B (RNF2/RING1B), polycomb group ring finger 1 (PCGF1),...
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Fusions of the Runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) with different partner genes have been associated with various hematological disorders. Interestingly, the C-terminally truncated form of RUNX1 and RUNX1 fusion proteins are similarly considered important contributors to leukemogenesis. Here, we describe a 59-year-old male patient who was i...
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Variant chromosomal translocations associated with t(8;21) are observed in 3–4% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cases with a RUNX1–RUNX1T1 fusion gene. However, the molecular events that occur in variants of t(8;21) are not well characterized. In the present study, we report genetic features of a variant three-way translocation of t(8;12;21)(q22;p1...
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The net benefits of induction therapy for older adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remain controversial. Because AML in older adults is a heterogeneous disease, it is important to identify those who are unlikely to benefit from induction therapy based on information available at the initial assessment. We used next-generation sequencing to an...
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Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a clonal disease of hematopoietic stem cell. Somatic gene mutations including JAK2 or CALR are hallmark of diagnosis and molecular targets for developing novel therapies. However, non-mutated ET cases within JAK2 and CALR still exist. The third mutated gene of ET is MPL, which is known as encoding thrombopoietin re...
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ETV6, which encodes an ETS family transcription factor, is frequently rearranged in human leukemias. We show here that a patient with acute myeloid leukemia with t(7;11)(p15;p15) gained, at the time of relapse, t(11;12)(q12.1;p13) with a split ETV6 FISH signal. Using 3'-RACE PCR analysis, we found that ETV6 was fused to LPXN at 11q12.1, which encod...
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DEK-NUP214 gene fusion in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is associated with poor prognosis. It is most often a sole translocation and more rarely observed as complex chromosomal forms. We describe an AML case with complex karyotype abnormalities involving chromosome bands 6p23, 6q13, 7p22, and 9q34. RNA sequencing analysis revealed that exon 17 of NU...
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The present study was undertaken to investigate the anticancer activity of methyl caffeate isolated from Solanum torvum Swartz. fruit and to explore the molecular mechanisms of action in MCF-7 cells. Cytotoxic properties of hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts were carried out against MCF-7 cells using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-di...
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It is still a matter of debate whether detection of Epstein-Barr virus DNA in pretreatment serum has clinical implications for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. For this study, we measured Epstein-Barr virus DNA load in pretreatment serum from 127 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients without any underlying immunodeficiency to evaluate its effects on...
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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-encoded small RNA in situ hybridization (EBER-ISH) is a widely accepted method to evaluate EBV involvement in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), although little is known regarding associations between EBV DNA load and the EBER status and whether EBV DNA load data provide additional clinical information. In this study, w...
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Advances in chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have resulted in the exclusion of patients not undergoing induction chemotherapy from research studies. To examine in detail the clinical experience of such patients, we retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of consecutive patients diagnosed with AML at our hospital from 2004 to 2012. Of 158...
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Background: Varicella, characterized by a vesicular rash, occurs primarily in young children. Although older individuals can also be affected or vaccinated, outbreaks among adults are rare. We experienced sequential four cases of varicella after an index herpes zoster case in hematological wards. Methods: All varicella cases were confirmed varicell...
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Varicella, characterized by a vesicular rash, occurs primarily in young children. Although older individuals can also be affected or vaccinated, outbreaks among adults are rare. We investigated a small outbreak of varicella in B-cell lymphoma patients for elucidation of risk factor of the disease. We experienced four cases of varicella after an ind...
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The genetic transfer of T-cell receptors (TCRs) directed toward target antigens into T lymphocytes has been used to generate antitumor T cells efficiently without the need for the in vitro induction and expansion of T cells with cognate specificity. Alternatively, T cells have been gene-modified with a TCR-like antibody or chimeric antigen receptor...
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Selective graft-versus-tumor (GVT) reactivity with minimal risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following allogeneic stem cell transplantation is thought to be induced by targeting minor histocompatibility (H) antigens (Ags) expressed only on patients’ hematopoietic cells. Among HLA-A* 02:01 positive patients, minor H Ags such as HA-1 and HA-2...
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Patients in the chronic phase (CP) of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) have been treated successfully following the advent of ABL kinase inhibitors, but once they progress to the blast crisis (BC) phase the prognosis becomes dismal. Although mechanisms underlying the progression are largely unknown, recent studies revealed the presence of alterat...
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The beneficial effect of rituximab for first-line treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has been demonstrated by several randomized controlled trials. To clarify whether results for selected patient populations also apply to unselected patients, we analyzed long-term outcomes for all the 277 consecutive adults diagnosed with de novo DL...
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The RUNX1 locus, which encodes a transcription factor that is essential for normal hematopoiesis, is a frequent location of chromosomal rearrangements in human hematological malignancies. We report the case of a 78-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), M1 subtype (French-American-British classification), with a t(11;21)(p14;q22). Fluoresc...
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Severe disseminated varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection rarely occurs in patients who are not recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. This report concerns severe disseminated VZV infection in a diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patient treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone (R-CHOP...
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Minor histocompatibility (H) antigens are targets of graft-vs-host disease and graft-vs-tumor responses after human leukocyte antigen matched allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Recently, we reported a strategy for genetic mapping of linkage disequilibrium blocks that encoded novel minor H antigens using the large dataset from the I...
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Identity t(X;17)(p11;q12), G-banding. A variant case of acute promyelocytic leukemia Epidemiology Very rare. One case has been reported. Clinics A bone marrow sample was markedly hypercellular, containing 83% promyelocytes. Coagulopathy was present with an increased prothrombin time, an activated partial thromboplastin time, decreased fibrinogen, a...
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High dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT) has been shown to be effective therapy for patients with relapsed lymphoma responsive to standard-dose salvage chemotherapy. Here we report a patient in second complete remission(CR) from relapsed follicular lymphoma (grade 3) who was successfully treated with peripheral...
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FMS-related tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) is a class III receptor tyrosine kinase that plays important roles in hematopoiesis, including early progenitors and dendritic cell development. FLT3 is expressed at high levels in 70-100% of cases of AML and in virtually all cases of B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia. FLT3 is regarded as a molecular target...
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1703 The majority of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cases are characterized by the presence of a PML-RARA fusion gene. In a small subset, RARA is fused to a different partner including PLZF, NPM1, NuMA, STAT5b, PRKAR1A and FIP1L1. Here we identified a novel RARA fusion transcript, BCOR-RARA in a t(X;17)(p11;q12) variant of APL. The patient was...
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Rituximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody against the CD20 protein, has an antineoplastic effect resulting from antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). In patients with rituximab-combined chemotherapy, a decline in immunoglobulin can be observed. This is more likely to cause virus reactivation, s...
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3651 Poster Board III-587 The Ets transcription factor PU.1 is a master regulator absolutely required for the differentiation of monocytes, macrophages, and B cells in the fetal liver and in the adult bone marrow. PU.1 drives hematopoietic differentiation partly through direct protein-protein interactions with other transcription factors, such as t...
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Contraception is recommended during imatinib therapy based on the teratogenicity data in rats. However, patients may become pregnant and here we describe a successful pregnancy and labor without any congenital anomaly in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) under treatment with imatinib. The patient had received imatinib for 53 months befo...
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We report here a very rare case of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) following long-term chemotherapy with 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'-DFUR) for gastric cancer. A 69-year-old man was diagnosed with the chronic phase of CML. Six years previously, he underwent radical subtotal gastrectomy for gastric cancer, and was subsequently treated with oral anti-...
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Mutations constitutively activating FLT3 kinase are detected in ∼30% of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients and affect downstream pathways such as extracellular signal–regulated kinase (ERK)1/2. We found that activation of FLT3 in human AML inhibits CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α (C/EBPα) function by ERK1/2-mediated phosphorylation, which m...
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An internal tandem duplication of the juxtamembrane (JM) domain of FLT3, a family of ligand-activated receptor tyrosine kinases, has been found in 20% of cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and this mutation is correlated with leukocytosis and a poor prognosis. As a therapeutic approach, we previously reported that herbimycin A (HA) inhibited th...
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Fusion gene products such as PML-RARalpha and BCR-ABL generated by leukemia-specific chromosomal translocations have been identified as target molecules for the treatment of leukemia. Here we describe one possibility for extending the frontier of mechanism-based medicine for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). FLT3, a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) prefe...
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Histone acetylation and deacetylation are closely linked to transcriptional activation and repression, respectively. In acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs) have a synergistic effect with all-iraws retinoic acid (ATRA) in vitro to induce differentiation. Here we report in vitro and in vivo effects of a HDACI,...
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Somatic mutation of the FLT3 gene, in which the juxtamembrane domain has an internal tandem duplication, is found in 20% of human acute myeloid leukemias and causes constitutive tyrosine phosphorylation of the products. In this study, we observed that the transfection of mutant FLT3 gene into an IL3-dependent murine cell line, 32D, abrogated the IL...

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