Learn More
Joux [10] presented a one round protocol for tripartitie key agreement and Al-Riyami et.al. [15] developed a number of tripartitie, one round, authenticated protocols related to MTI and MQV protocols. Recently, Boneh and Sil-verleg [4] studied multilinear forms, which provides a one round multi-party key agreement protocol. In this paper, we propose (n + 1)(More)
Mobile electronic commerce has started recently to appear in the scene by exploiting the advantages of mobile computing and telecommunications in order to provide a large number of advanced services to mobile users. A variety of protocols suitable for applications in upcoming third-generation mobile systems such as UMTS have been proposed. In this paper, we(More)
We give a simple proof of existence of solutions of the dispersion management and diffraction management equations for zero average dispersion, respectively diffraction. These solutions are found as maximizers of non-linear and non-local vari-ational problems which are invariant under a large non-compact group. Our proof of existence of maximizer is rather(More)
The effects of processed Aloe vera gel (PAG) on the course of established diet-induced non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) were studied in C57BL/6J mice. NIDDM was induced in C57BL/6J mice by feeding them a high-fat diet. Mice exhibiting diet-induced obesity (DIO) with blood glucose levels above 180mg/dl were selected to examine the antidiabetic(More)
The gels of Aloe species contain immunomodulatory components such as aloctin A and acemannan. Most studies on these gels were performed in in vitro cell culture systems. Although several studies examined their immunomodulatory activity in vivo, the route of administration was intraperitoneal or intramuscular. Here, we evaluated the in vivo immunomodulatory(More)
APCs, like T cells, are affected by calcineurin inhibitors. In this study, we show that calcineurin inhibitors efficiently block MHC-restricted exogenous Ag presentation in vivo. Mice were injected with clinical doses of tacrolimus (FK-506) followed by soluble OVA, and dendritic cells (DCs) were isolated from lymph nodes and spleens. The efficacy of OVA(More)
PURPOSE Epitope-based cancer vaccines capable of inducing CD8 T-cell responses to tumor-associated antigens (TAA) expressed by tumor cells have been considered as attractive alternatives for the treatment of some types of cancer. However, reliable TAAs have not been identified for most malignant diseases, limiting the development of epitope-based vaccines.(More)
Acharan sulfate isolated from the giant African snail, Achatina fulica, has been reported to have antitumor activity in vivo. In an effort to determine the mechanisms of its antitumor activity, we examined the effects of acharan sulfate on professional antigen presenting cells (APCs). Acharan sulfate increased the phagocytic activity, the production of(More)