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BACKGROUND AND AIM Ghrelin plays an important role in controlling the feeding and nutritional states by signaling hypothalamic centers. However, the role of ghrelin in cirrhotic patients in the malnutrition state remains unclear. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and 10 healthy controls (normal controls, NC) were enrolled(More)
Seasonal reproductive cycles were examined in both sexes ofSebastes taczanowskii, captured in southern Hokkaido, Japan. The reproductive cycle in females was divided into four periods: recovery (July–August), vitellogenesis (September–March), gestation (April–May) and parturition (June). Spermatozoa were first observed in November in the ovarian cavity,(More)
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) makes victims execute an arbitrary script and leaks out personal information from victims' computers. An adversary can easily get victim's cookies by the XSS attack. If the adversary cannot use the stolen cookies to impersonate the victim, stealing cookie has no meaning. Therefore, we propose a method to prohibit the abuse of(More)
The blood-testis barrier and its changes following immunization to testis material, were investigated by light- and electron microscopy in a teleost fish, the Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, using horseradish peroxidase and bovine serum albumin as tracers. In the normal testis, histochemistry using horseradish peroxidase revealed that a barrier composed(More)
Annual changes in testicular activity and concentration of two serum androgens were monitored in two groups of the river-sculpin Cottus hangiongensis collected from the upper and lower reaches of a river at southern Hokkaido, Japan. One of them (early maturing group) underwent testicular maturation with aberrant spermatids and spermatid masses produced(More)
1. Bei ungefähr 40 gynandromorphen Honigbienen (Apis mellifera ligustica) wurden ihre Struktur und ihre Handlungen beobachtet. 2. Sie zeigten äußerlich verschiedene Mosaiktypen. Meistenteils überwogen die männlichen Elemente am Kopf, die weiblichen dagegen am Hinterleib. 3. Das innere Mosaik im Gehirne und in den Keimdrüsen entsprach ziemlich dem der(More)
Recently, smartphones are so diffusing that they are indispensable in our daily life. They store various types of personal information and are used for sensitive applications such as electronic commerce or personal banking. Therefore, they are an easy target for criminals. One of important countermeasures against smartphone attacks is authentication and(More)
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