Journal of Okayama Medical Association
Published by Okayama Medical Association

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骨髄異形成症候群におけるヒト赤芽球トランスフェリン受容体発現に関する研究 第1編 赤芽球トランスフェリン受容体発現に及ぼす形態,成熟度,ヘモグロビン濃度,可染性鉄顆粒数の影響について

Tsuyuno, Ritsurou
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Erythroblasts (EBLs) as well as thrombocytes and myelocytes show changes in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The changes include increse in sideroblasts and maturation delay. Expression of the transferrin receptor (TfR) has been known to correlate with stainable iron and cell maturation. To clarify whether the regulation mechanism of TfR on bone marrow EBLs is altered in MDS and acute leukemia (AL), TfR expression on EBL from MDS and AL were measured in individual cells as well as cell morphology, stainable iron granules (SIGs) in EBLs and cellular hemoglobin content using the morphometric method established in our laboratory. Generally, the number of TfR and density of TfR on EBLs decreased along with cell maturation. The density of TfR was negatively correlated with hemoglobin concentration (r=-0.76), but SIGs showed no significant correlation with TfR density. In a patint with RARS, there was no difference in TfR density between ringed and non-ringed sideroblasts. By contrast, in a patient with AL, the TfR density of EBLs with morphological changes in nucleus was lower than that of normal EBLs. These findings suggest that the regulation mechanism of TfR in MDS was similar to normal subjects in cell maturation, hemogulobin concentration and SIGs, leaving the question why EBLs in MDS contain numerous SIGs in future.
transferrin receptor
stainable iron granule
myelodysplastic syndrome
acute leukemia