Learn More
AIM To explore the alterations of intestinal mucosa morphology, and the effects of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) on enterocyte apoptosis in mice with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). METHODS Liver damage was induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/TNF-alpha in D-galactosamine (GalN) sensitized BALB/c mice. There were 40 mice in normal saline(More)
There is an ongoing search for plant-derived diterpenes, especially for diterpenes with anti-inflammatory activity that also have anti-proliferative effects on human cancer cells. A cyathane-type diterpene, Sarcodonin G (SG), isolated from the mushroom Sarcodon scabrosus and already reported to have anti-inflammatory activity, inhibited proliferation of(More)
Ali Bora Yigitbasioglu. The authors like to thank Hans de Ruiter and ABP Investments for generous support and Tremont TASS (Europe) Limited for supplying the hedge fund data. This paper incorporates investor preferences for return distributions' higher moments into a Polynomial Goal Programming (PGP) optimisation model. This allows us to solve for multiple(More)
In this paper, we describe development of a Japanese learning system for native Chinese speakers focusing on the differences between Chinese and Japanese. First, we analyze the differences between both languages and propose how to give questions for Chinese speakers. Then, we describe a Japanese language learning system " JaLeSy-CJ " to support native(More)
We investigated changes in the sub-cellular distribution of glycelaldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) after X-ray irradiation in HeLa cells. Twenty-four h after irradiation at 5 Gy, nuclear GAPDH levels increased 2.6-fold, whereas total GAPDH levels increased only 1.2-fold. Knockdown of GAPDH using specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) led to(More)
In this paper, we describe development of an instructor support system for native Japanese teachers who instruct Japanese to international students focusing on the differences in meanings between Chinese and Japanese. Although native speakers of Chinese who are learning Japanese have basic knowledge of Kanji (Chinese character), it is hard for them to learn(More)
Recently, more and more Chinese students begin to learn Japanese as their second language, for the close connections between Japanese and their mother language. However, it turns out that Chinese students feel difficult to learn Japanese, especially Katakana words. They have to listen to the words repeatedly, and it is hard for them to recognize their(More)