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The proxy signature scheme is a kind of digital signature scheme. In the proxy signature scheme, one user, called the original signer, can delegate his/her signing capability to another user called the proxy signer. This is similar to a person delegating his/her seal to another person in the real world. In this paper, we propose a new type of proxy(More)
BACKGROUND Antiplatelet drugs are effective in preventing recurrence of atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetic patients. However, the efficacy and usefulness of 2 different antiplatelet drugs, aspirin and cilostazol, in the progression of carotid intima-media thickening are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS To compare prevention by cilostazol and aspirin of(More)
OBJECTIVES It was suggested that glucocorticoid exerts cell-specific effects on thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) gene expression at the transcriptional level. Although there is no typical palindromic glucocorticoid response element (GRE) on the rat TRH gene promoter, a perfect GRE half-site is found between -205 bp and -211 bp. We investigated whether(More)
CONTEXT Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenic and vascular permeability factor, and its polymorphisms are associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and macular edema. OBJECTIVE We investigated the contributions of VEGF gene polymorphisms to nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) as well as PDR. DESIGN,(More)
Glucose toxicity to pancreatic beta-cells is defined as irreversible beta-cell damage, including apoptosis, caused by chronic exposure to high glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. Oxidative stress is an important mechanism for glucose toxicity to pancreatic beta-cells. Reducing sugars produce reactive oxygen species through autoxidation and protein(More)
Dioscoreae Rhizoma (MDR), the root of Dioscorea tokoro MAKINO, has been used for the treatment of arthritis, muscular pain and urinary diseases in oriental medicine. The present work evaluates a methanol extract of Dioscoreae Rhizoma (MDR). MDR did not show any cytotoxic effect on mouse lung fibroblast cells (mLFCs) or human fibroblast-like synovial cells(More)
A proxy blind signature allows the designated proxy signer using the proxy private key to generate a blind signature on behalf of the original signer. In previous proxy blind signature schemes, there was no revocation protocol wherein the original signer could delegate his signing capability to a proxy signer. In this paper, we propose a proxy blind(More)
AIMS It is necessary to evaluate glucose variability and postprandial hyperglycemia in patients with well-controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus because of the limitations associated with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurements. We evaluated parameters reflecting postprandial hyperglycemia and glycemic variability in patients with optimal HbA1c. PATIENTS AND(More)
The importance of dietary intake in the treatment of type 2 diabetes was emphasized. This study was performed to investigate the dietary intakes of Korean type 2 diabetes patients according to the treatment and duration of diabetes and to examine the relationships between their diet and serum lipid profiles. The subjects were 111 type 2 diabetic patients(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary treatment of arteriosclerosis may be applicable for the primary prevention of atherosclerosis in diabetic patients. This prospective, 2-year follow-up study was designed to determine the efficacy and safety of antiplatelet therapy in the prevention of atherosclerosis of diabetic subjects. METHODS Patients with type 2 diabetes and(More)