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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)
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)
Male F344/DuCrj (Fischer) rats were given bisphenol A (BPA) in the diet at levels of 0 (control), 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00%, equivalent to 0, 235, 466 and 950 mg/kg per day, respectively, for 44 days. Body weight gains were depressed dose-dependently in BPA-treated rats, and those of 0.50 and 1.00% groups were significant. Testis and epididymis weights were not(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)
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been noted for its high rate of comorbidity. The present study is the first report in Japan evaluating the proportion of comorbidity in ADHD cases presenting in the clinical setting, aiming at clarifying the picture of ADHD in Japan. The subjects consisted of 68 child and adolescent cases meeting criteria(More)
Tartrazine was given to mice in the diet at levels of 0 (control), 0.05%, 0.15%, and 0.45% from 5 weeks of age of the F(0) generation to 9 weeks of age of the F(2) generation, and selected reproductive and neurobehavioral parameters were measured. In the F(1) generation, the development of swimming direction at postnatal day (PND) 7 was accelerated(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)
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)
The single amino acid replacement of Tyr52 with Leu drastically increased the activity of Lactobacillus pentosus NAD-dependent D-lactate dehydrogenase toward larger aliphatic or aromatic 2-ketoacid substrates by 3 or 4 orders of magnitude and decreased the activity toward pyruvate by about 30-fold, converting the enzyme into a highly active(More)