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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)
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)
Emerging concepts suggest that macrophage functional phenotype is regulated by transcription factors that define alternative activation states. We found that RBP-J, the major nuclear transducer of Notch signaling, augmented TLR4-induced expression of key mediators of classically activated M1 macrophages and thus innate immune responses to L. monocytogenes.(More)
We first present a protocol which reduces 1-out-of-n oblivious transfer OTl to 1out-of-n oblivious transfer OTm for n > 2 in random oracle model, and show that the protocol is secure against malicious sender and semi-honest receiver. Then, by employing a cut-and-choose technique, we obtain a variant of the basic protocol which is secure against a malicious(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the levels and functions of CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells and specific transcription factor Foxp3 and Th17 cells related cytokine in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and renal tissues, and explore their roles in pathogenesis of Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephropathy (HSPN) in children. METHOD From March, 2011 to March,(More)