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The purpose of this study is to assess the possibility of implementing an online advertising strategy using a well-known third-party privacy seal located on the order page of an unfamiliar online retailer. An online experiment was conducted with 223 participants using a 2 (third-party seal: present vs. absent) × 2 (purchase-decision involvement: low vs.(More)
Rosiglitazone, a well known insulin sensitizer, stimulates adipocyte differentiation via the activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ). Previous two-dimensional proteomics studies using C3H10T1/2 murine mesenchymal pluripotent stem cells revealed that prolyl hydroxylase domain protein (PHD) levels significantly increased during(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) are well known as central signaling molecules in natural antitumor mechanisms. However, some cancer cells are resistant to TNF-α or TGF-β-induced death signaling. Herein, we investigated synergistic activities of TGF-β and TNF-α and molecular mechanisms involved in apoptosis(More)
Arsenate in water is readily adsorbed on lignocellulose adsorption medium (LAM) which is cotton-based and has been coated with iron(III) by soaking cotton pellets in ferric chloride solution. Capacities achieved with LAM average 32.8 mg As/g of medium at influent arsenic concentrations ranging from 20-30 mg As/L. Adsorption follows (R2 = 0.993) a Freundlich(More)
Metformin, a well known antidiabetic agent that improves peripheral insulin sensitivity, also elicits anti-inflammatory actions, but its mechanism is unclear. Here, we investigated the mechanism responsible for the anti-inflammatory effect of metformin action in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine macrophages. Metformin inhibited LPS-induced(More)
Using femtosecond vibrational spectroscopy, we investigated the rebinding dynamics of NO to cytochrome c (Cytc) and a model heme, microperoxidase-8 (Mp), after photodeligation of CytcNO in D(2)O solution and MpNO in an 81% glycerol/water (v/v) mixture at room temperature. Whereas the stretching mode of the NO band in MpNO was described by a Gaussian(More)
Smad7 has been known as a negative regulator for the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway through feedback regulation. However, Smad7 has been suspected to have other biological roles through the regulation of gene transcription. By screening differentially regulated genes, we found that the caspase 8 gene was highly up-regulated in(More)
The purpose of this work is to conceive the idea for using the gate dielectrics of floating-gate memory device (i.e., Au nanoparticle (AuNP) monolayer embedded within polymeric matrix) as a magnetic mirror, so as to harness the broadband light absorption of thin film optoelectronics. In particular, we systematically examined whether the versatile assembly(More)
Consumers' affective responses ro and cognitive structures in thinking about a product, and the influence of these processes on the trial experience evaluation, are examined in experiments where product types (hedonic and functional) and involvements (low and high) are simultaneously manipulated. The results show that affective response overrode cognitive(More)