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International Journal of Hematology

International Journal of Hematology

Editor-in-Chief: Akifumi Takaori-Kondo

ISSN: 0925-5710 (print version)
ISSN: 1865-3774 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12185

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Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Kyoto, Japan 
Deputy Editor
Kouhei Yamashita, Kyoto, Japan
Associate Editor
Tao Cheng, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tianjin, China
Willem Fibbe, Leiden, The Netherlands
Surapol Issaragrisil, Bangkok, Thailand
Yoshinobu Kanda, Saitama, Japan
Toshio Kitamura, Tokyo, Japan
Mineo Kurokawa, Tokyo, Japan
Atsushi Manabe, Tokyo, Japan
Yasushi Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Japan
Susie Nilsson, Victoria, Australia
Mikael Sigvardsson, Linkoping, Sweden
Yoshiaki Tomiyama, Osaka, Japan
Managing Editors:
Douglas Sipp, Kobe, Japan
Makiko Oonuma-Isomata, Kyoto, Japan
Editorial Board
Yoshiki Akatsuka, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan
Fedor Bachmann, Lausanne, Switzerland
Claus Bartram, Heidelberg, Germany
Hal E. Broxmeyer, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Daniel Catovsky, London, UK
Mario Cazzola, Pavia, Italy
Richard Champlin, Houston, TX, USA
Tao Cheng, Pittsburgh,PA,USA;Tianjin, China
Björn Dahlbäck, Malmo, Sweden
Connie J. Eaves, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Arnold Ganser, Hannover, Germany
E. C. Gordon-Smith, London, UK
Nobert C. Gorin, Paris, France
Zhong Chao Han, Tianjin, China
Martin-Leo Hansmann, Frankfurt, Germany
Makoto Hirokawa, Akita, Akita, Japan
Takayuki Ikezoe, Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan
Katsuya Ikuta, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Tanin Intragumtornchai, Bangkok, Thailand
Stephen M. Jane, Victoria, Australia
Norimitsu Kadowaki, Kidagun, Kagawa, Japan
Junya Kanda, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Emin Kansu, Ankara, Turkey
Stefan Karlsson, Lund, Sweden
Motohiro Kato, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshi Kawabata, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
H. Phillip Koeffler, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Hong Hoe Koo, Seoul, Korea
Joseph H. Laver, Memphis, TN, USA
Dong Soon Lee, Seoul, Korea
A. Thomas Look, Boston, MA, USA
Bob Löwenberg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Hirotaka Matsui, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
Hiromichi Matsushita, Tokyo, Japan
Robert T. Means, Johnson City, TN, USA
Yoo Hong Min, Seoul, Korea
Yosuke Minami, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Eriko Morishita, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Hiroshi Moritake, Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
Masao Ogata, Yufu, Oita, Japan
Ian Peake, Sheffield, UK
Xue-Tao Pei, Beijing, China
Peter J. Quesenberry, Providence, RI, USA
Changgeng Ruan, Jiangsu, China
Guillermo J. Ruiz-Arguelles, Puebla, Mexico
Mamiko Sakata-Yanagimoto, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Masashi Sanada, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Charles A. Schiffer, Detroit, MI, USA
Norbert Schmitz, Hamburg, Germany
Takashi Sonoki, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan
Yasushi Takamatsu, Fukuoka,  Fukuoka, Japan
Karl Welte, Hannover, Germany
John Eu-Li Wong, Singapore, Singapore
Neal S. Young, Bethesda, MD, USA
Alice Yu, Taipei, Taiwan
John Yu, Taipei, Taiwan
Past Editors
Shigeyasu Amano, Seizo Katsunuma, Gyoichi Wakisaka, Haruto Uchino, Yataro Yoshida, Takashi Uchiyama, Toshio Suda, and Toshio Kitamura

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    The International Journal of Hematology, the official journal of the Japanese Society of Hematology, has a long history of publishing leading research in hematology. The journal comprises articles that contribute to progress in research not only in basic hematology but also in clinical hematology, aiming to cover all aspects of this field, namely, erythrocytes, leukocytes and hematopoiesis, hemostasis, thrombosis and vascular biology, hematological malignancies, transplantation, and cell therapy. The expanded [Progress in Hematology] section integrates such relevant fields as the cell biology of stem cells and cancer cells, and clinical research in inflammation, cancer, and thrombosis. Reports on results of clinical trials are also included, thus contributing to the aim of fostering communication among researchers in the growing field of modern hematology. The journal provides the best of up-to-date information on modern hematology, presenting readers with high-impact, original work focusing on pivotal issues. 

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