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This paper presents a distributed user authentication scheme in wireless sensor networks. Our scheme is based on the self-certified keys cryptosystem (SCK), and we have modified it to use elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) to establish pair-wise keys for use in our user authentication scheme. The proposed scheme imposes very light computational and(More)
Several signaling pathways, including the Notch pathway, can modulate TLR activation to achieve responses most appropriate for the environment. One mechanism of TLR-Notch cross-talk is TLR-induced expression of Notch ligands Jagged and Delta that feed back to engage Notch receptors on TLR-activated cells. In this study, we investigated mechanisms by which(More)
Emerging concepts suggest that the functional phenotype of macrophages is regulated by transcription factors that define alternative activation states. We found that RBP-J, the main nuclear transducer of signaling via Notch receptors, augmented Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-induced expression of key mediators of classically activated M1 macrophages and thus(More)
The 2-DE/MS-based proteomics approach was used to investigate the differences of porcine skeletal muscle, and ATP5B was identified as one differential expression protein. In the present study, ATP5B gene was further cloned by RT-PCR, the sequence was analyzed using the bioinformatics method, and the mRNA expression was detected by qRT-PCR. Sequence analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE Evidence shows that salt can modulate adiponectin and inflammation levels in normal individuals. Therefore, we hypothesized that abnormalities in adiponectin and inflammation might be the potential mechanism of salt sensitivity. The aim of this study was to investigate whether different alterations of adiponectin and inflammation levels in(More)
We identified novel non-HLA-susceptible regions for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by applying the genome-search-metaanalysis (GSMA) method to combine the previous four AS genomewide scan studies including 479 families with 1175 affected individuals. Three original genomescans were mainly analysed for Caucasian families and one analysed for Han Mongolian(More)
China's huge territorial expanse and its imbalance of regional economic development have resulted in an uneven distribution of experienced pathologists. Developing telepathology for consultation is of special relevance to China. We developed a newly designed telepathology workstation, which includes a small file size of each slide, permitting easy(More)