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Radio frequency identification (RFID) has come under the spotlight as technology supporting ubiquitous society. But now, we face several security problems and challenges in RFID systems. Recent papers have reported that RFID systems have to achieve the following requirements: (1) indistinguishability; (2) forward security; (3) replay attack; (4) tag(More)
Male and female F344 rats (30-33 rats/group) were administered piperonyl butoxide (alpha-[2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxy]-4,5-methylenedioxy-2-propylto luene) in the diet at levels of 0 (control), 0.6, 1.2, and 2.4% for nearly 2 years. Beginning at about 40 weeks, 10 rats in the 1.2% treated male group died due to cecal hemorrhages. Piperonyl butoxide induced(More)
We studied the disposition of bisphenol A (BPA) in pregnant female F344/DuCrj(Fischer) rats and its placental transfer to fetuses after a single oral administration of 1 g/kg BPA dissolved in propylene glycol. BPA in maternal blood, liver, and kidney reached maximal concentrations (14.7, 171, and 36 microg/g) 20 min after the administration and gradually(More)
PURPOSE Obesity, smoking and alcohol are modifiable putative risk factors for colorectal neoplasms (CRN) and hyperplastic polyps (HP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the strength of association between these modifiable risk factors and colorectal polyps. METHODS These risk factors were assessed by using a questionnaire completed by the patient(More)
Rat ameloblastin is a recently cloned tooth-specific enamel matrix protein containing 422 amino acid residues. We investigated the expression of this protein during the matrix formation stage of the rat incisor immunohistochemically and immunochemically, using anti-synthetic peptide antibodies that recognize residues 27-47 (Nt), 98-107 (M-1), 224-232 (M-2),(More)
We investigated expression of ameloblastin and sheathlin, recently cloned enamel matrix proteins from the rat and pig, in forming enamel immunocytochemically and immunochemically, using region-specific antibodies. The results obtained from the rat and pig were essentially the same. Antibodies which recognize the N-terminal region stained the secretory(More)
A broad-spectral bacteriocin, named gassericin T, produced by Lactobacillus gasseri SBT 2055 (from human feces) was isolated to homogeneity from the culture supernatant by hydrophobic chromatography. By SDS-PAGE and in situ activity assay, the purified gassericin T migrated as a single band with bacteriocin activity and molecular size of 5,400. A 2.9-kbp(More)
Seven species of polycystine radiolarians and one phaeodarian species were investigated in order to determine the diversity of their associate organisms and their species specificity. Twelve partial 18S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) sequences were obtained showing a high diversity of associates, both within spumellarian and nassellarian radiolarians and among(More)
OBJECT Recent studies have shown that posterior circulation aneurysms, specifically posterior communicating artery (PCoA) aneurysms, are more likely to rupture than other aneurysms. To date, few studies have investigated the factors contributing to PCoA aneurysm rupture. The authors aimed to identify morphological and clinical characteristics predisposing(More)