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See detailPhysiologie Digestive
Khan, Naim Akhtar; Roman, Sabine; Peulen, Olivier ULg et al

in Guénard, Hervé (Ed.) Physiologie Humaine (2009)

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See detailGuide des Travaux Pratiques de Biologie
Peulen, Olivier ULg; Detry, Cédric ULg; Lamour, Virginie ULg et al

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See detail1H NMR metabolomic approach of the laser-induced choroidal neovascularization in mice
Lambert, Vincent ULg; Frederich, Michel ULg; Rousseau, Rousseau et al

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See detailThe lymphatic ring assay: a 3D-culture model of lymphangiogenesis.
Bruyere, Françoise ULg; Melen-Lamalle, Laurence ULg; Berndt, Sarah ULg et al

in Nature Protocols (2008)

Lymphangiogenesis, the formation of new lymphatic vessels, is associated to numerous pathologies1 and understanding the molecular and cellular basis of this complex process is essential for the ... [more ▼]

Lymphangiogenesis, the formation of new lymphatic vessels, is associated to numerous pathologies1 and understanding the molecular and cellular basis of this complex process is essential for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Studies on lymphangiogenesis have been hampered by difficulties in culturing lymphatic capillaries as three-dimensional (3D) structures in vitro that mimic the in vivo features of lymphatic vessels and lymphangiogenesis. The lymphatic ring assay described here phenocopies the different steps of lymphangiogenesis, including the spreading from a preexisting vessel, cell proliferation, migration and differentiation into capillaries. It consists on the adaptation of the aortic ring assay that has proved to be useful to investigate the molecular basis of angiogenesis2-4. The lymphatic ring model is an ideal assay for testing the activity of lymphangiogenic agonists or antagonists. The absence of inflammatory cells allows a simple interpretation of results and the determination of direct effects of compounds on lymphatic endothelial cell properties. Another advantage of the lymphatic ring assay is that cell outgrowing are primary cells which have not been modified by repeated passages or immortalization. This culture model bridges the gap between in vitro and in vivo studies and allows genetic analysis by using thoracic ducts from genetically modified mice. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy on the effects of laminarin, a polysaccharide from seaweed, on gut characteristics
Deville, Christelle ULg; Gharbi, Myriam ULg; Dandrifosse, Guy ULg et al

in Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (2007), 87(9), 1717-1725

This study investigates whether laminarin (beta 1-3,beta 1-6-glucan), a polysaccharide from seaweed, exhibits beneficial properties for human health by analysing its effects on intestinal parameters ... [more ▼]

This study investigates whether laminarin (beta 1-3,beta 1-6-glucan), a polysaccharide from seaweed, exhibits beneficial properties for human health by analysing its effects on intestinal parameters. Anaerobic batch culture fermenters were used for the screening of the in vitro utilization of laminarin by the human gut microflora through the monitoring of biochemical and microbiological parameters. Additionally, the influence of laminarin ingestion on the composition of intestinal mucus (neutral mucins, sialomucins and sulphomucins) was studied in rats. Laminarin was almost totally (more than 90% used) fermented after 24 h of incubation with human intestinal bacteria. It was not selectively used by bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, but increased the production of propionate and butyrate. Variations of mucus composition were observed in jejunum, ileum, caecum and colon, both in lumen content and in intestinal wall, of rats after ingestion of this polysaccharide. Due to its effects on mucus composition, laminarin could influence the adherence and the translocation of bacteria across the epithelial wall. In conclusion, laminarin seems to be a modulator of the intestinal metabolism by its effects on mucus composition, intestinal pH and short chain fatty acid (SCFA) production, especially butyrate. (c) 2007 Society of Chemical Industry. [less ▲]

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See detailApoptosis and cytolysis induced by giganteosides and hederacolchisides in HL-60 cells
Gerkens, Pascal; Dobson, Rowan ULg; tabatadze, Nino et al

in Anticancer Research (2007), 27

The viability, cytolysis and apoptosis-mediated cellular death induced by giganteosides D and E (Gig-D and Gig-E) and hederacolchisides A and A1 (Hcol-A and Hcol- A1) were analysed in HL-60 cells ... [more ▼]

The viability, cytolysis and apoptosis-mediated cellular death induced by giganteosides D and E (Gig-D and Gig-E) and hederacolchisides A and A1 (Hcol-A and Hcol- A1) were analysed in HL-60 cells. Materials and Methods: the end-point metabolic (WST1) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays were used. Cell cycle analysis and apoptosis were measured by flow cytometry, DNA laddering and caspase 3 analyses. Results: the HL-60 cell line was more sensitive to Hcol-A1 and Gig-D (IC50 3-5 ÌM) than to Gig-E and Hcol-A (IC50 8-13 ÌM; WST1 assay). This was related to LDH release. The induction of apoptosis could be detected without caspase 3 activation after 24 h of treatment. DNA fragmentation could be detected only with Gig-D. With Hcol- A1 and Gig-D, an accumulation of cells in the S-phase and an increase of cells in sub-G1 peak were observed. By the annexinV-fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)/7-aminoactinomycin D (AAD) assay, the majority of cells were in late apoptosis with Gig-D, and in necrosis with Hcol-A1. Conclusion: Hcol-A1 is more cytotoxic than Gig-D, followed by Gig-E and finally Hcol-A. This is related to a membrane permeabilization effect, leading to cytolysis [less ▲]

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See detailEléments de bioinformatique v3.0
Peulen, Olivier ULg

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See detailBiologie du système digestif et nutrition
Peulen, Olivier ULg

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See detailDevelopment of a serum-free co-culture of human intestinal epithelium cell-lines (Caco-2/HT29-5M21)
Nollevaux, Géraldine; Deville, Christelle ULg; Elmoualij, Benaïssa ULg et al

in BMC Cell Biology (2006), 7

Background: The absorptive and goblet cells are the main cellular types encountered in the intestine epithelium. The cell lineage Caco-2 is a model commonly used to reproduce the features of the bowel ... [more ▼]

Background: The absorptive and goblet cells are the main cellular types encountered in the intestine epithelium. The cell lineage Caco-2 is a model commonly used to reproduce the features of the bowel epithelium. However, there is a strong debate regarding the value of Caco-2 cell culture to mimick in vivo situation. Indeed, some authors report in Caco-2 a low paracellular permeability and an ease of access of highly diffusible small molecules to the microvilli, due to an almost complete lack of mucus. The HT29-5M21 intestinal cell lineage is a mucin-secreting cellular population. A co-culture system carried out in a serum-free medium and comprising both Caco-2 and HT29-5M21 cells was developed. The systematic use of a co-culture system requires the characterization of the monolayer under a given experimental procedure. Results: In this study, we investigated the activity and localization of the alkaline phosphatase and the expression of IAP and MUC5AC genes to determine a correlation between these markers and the cellular composition of a differentiated monolayer obtained from a mixture of Caco-2 and HT29-5M21 cells. We observed that the culture conditions used ( serum-free medium) did not change the phenotype of each cell type, and produced a reproducible model. The alkaline phosphatase expression characterizing Caco-2 cells was influenced by the presence of HT29-5M21 cells. Conclusion: The culture formed by 75% Caco-2 and 25% HT29-5M21 produce a monolayer containing the two main cell types of human intestinal epithelium and characterized by a reduced permeability to macromolecules. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro transport studies of nifedipine nanoparticles across Caco-2/HT29- 5M21 cultures and co-cultures
Hecq, Julien; Nollevaux, Géraldine; Deleers, M. et al

Poster (2006)

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See detailNifedipine nanocrystals: pharmacokinetic evaluation in the rat and permeability studies in Caco-2/HT29-5M21 (co)-cultures
Hecq, Julien; Nollevaux, Géraldine; Deleers, M. et al

in Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology (2006), 16(6, NOV-DEC), 437-442

Poorly water-soluble drugs such as nifedipine (NIF) (similar to 20 mu g/mL) offer challenging problems in drug formulation as poor solubility is generally associated with poor dissolution characteristics ... [more ▼]

Poorly water-soluble drugs such as nifedipine (NIF) (similar to 20 mu g/mL) offer challenging problems in drug formulation as poor solubility is generally associated with poor dissolution characteristics and thus with poor oral bioavailability (BCS class H drugs). In order to enhance these characteristics, formulation of NIF as nanocrystals was carried out. NIF nanoparticles (NP) were prepared using high-pressure homogenization (HPH). Solubility and dissolution characteristics have been reported in previous work to be significantly enhanced for NIF NP. Influence of NIF particle size on NIF permeation rate across intestinal cell models (Caco-2 and HT29-5M21 cultures and co-cultures) was investigated in order to complement these promising in vitro data. Apical to basolateral transfer studies were carried out across Caco-2 and HT29-5M21 cultures and co-cultures. Caco-2/HT29-5M21 co-cultures (seeding ratio 3: 1) were evaluated to better represent in vivo intestinal conditions. The influence of chitosan in the NIF NP formulation with regard to in vitro NIF permeation rate was also evaluated. These studies showed that NIF permeation rate across the different in vitro models evaluated can be significantly enhanced (approximate to 6-fold) by formulation of NIF as nanoparticles. No significant difference was observed either in the presence of chitosan in the formulation or between the three cell models evaluated. To complement these observations, preliminary in vivo pharmacokinetic evaluations in Sprague-Dawley rats, in the fed and fasted states, were also carried out for both un-milled NIF and NIF NP. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunochemical, biomolecular and biochemical characterization of bovine epithelial intestinal primocultures
Rusu, D.; Loret, S.; Peulen, Olivier ULg et al

in BMC Cell Biology (2005), 6

Background: Cultures of enterocytes and colonocytes represent valuable tools to study growth and differentiation of epithelial cells. In vitro models may be used to evaluate passage or toxicity of drugs ... [more ▼]

Background: Cultures of enterocytes and colonocytes represent valuable tools to study growth and differentiation of epithelial cells. In vitro models may be used to evaluate passage or toxicity of drugs, interactions of enteropathogenes bacteria strains with intestinal epithelium and other physiologic or pathologic phenomenon involving the digestive tract. Results: Cultures of bovine colonocytes and jejunocytes were obtained from organoid-enriched preparations, using a combination of enzymatic and mechanical disruption of the intestine epithelium, followed by an isopicnic centrifugation discarding most single cells. Confluent cell monolayers arising from plated organoids exhibited epithelium typical features, such as the pavement-like structure, the presence of apical microvilli and tight junctions. Accordingly, cells expressed several markers of enterocyte brush border (i.e. maltase, alkaline phosphatase and fatty acid binding protein) as well as an epithelial cytoskeleton component (cytokeratin 18). However, enterocyte primocultures were also positive for the vimentin immunostaining (mesenchyme marker). Vimentin expression studies showed that this gene is constitutively expressed in bovine enterocytes. Comparison of the vimentin expression profile with the pattern of brush border enzymes activities, suggested that the decrease of cell differentiation level observed during the enterocyte isolation procedure and early passages of the primoculture could result from a post-transcriptional de-repression of vimentin synthesis. The low differentiation level of bovine enterocytes in vitro could partly be counteracted adding butyrate (1-2 mM) or using a glucose-deprived culture medium. Conclusion: The present study describes several complementary approaches to characterize bovine primary cultures of intestinal cells. Cultured cells kept their morphologic and functional characteristics during several generations. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of intestinal urea cycle by dietary spermine in suckling rat
Gharbi, Myriam ULg; Powroznik, Brigitte; Mazzucchelli, Gabriel ULg et al

in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (2005), 336(4), 1119-1124

Argininosuccinate synthetase, an ubiquitous enzyme in mammals, catalyses the formation of argininosuccinate, the precursor of arginine. Arginine is recognised as an essential amino acid in foetuses and ... [more ▼]

Argininosuccinate synthetase, an ubiquitous enzyme in mammals, catalyses the formation of argininosuccinate, the precursor of arginine. Arginine is recognised as an essential amino acid in foetuses and neonates, but also as a conditionally essential amino acid in adults. Argininosuccinate synthetase is initially expressed in enterocytes during the developmental period, it disappeared from this organ then appeared in the kidneys. Although the importance of both intestinal and renal argininosuccinate synthetases has been recognised for a long time, nutrients have not yet been identified as inducers of the gene expression. In the context of a proteomic screening of intestinal modifications induced by dietary spermine in suckling rats, we showed that argininosuccinate synthetase and carbamoyl phosphate synthase disappeared from enterocytes after this treatment. The disappearance of argininosuccinate synthetase in small intestine was confirmed by immunodetection. Expression of carbamoyl phosphate synthase and argininosuccinate synthetase coding genes decreased also after spermine administration. Expression of other urea cycle enzyme coding genes was modulated by spermine administration: argininosuccinate lyase decreased and arginase increased. Our results fit with the developmental variation of argininosuccinate synthetase and carbamoyl phosphate synthase. Modulation of the gene expression for several urea cycle enzymes suggests a coordination between all the pathway steps and switch toward polyamine (or proline and glutamate) biosynthesis from ornithine. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIntestinal effects of long-lasting spermine ingestion by suckling rats
Deloyer, Patricia; Peulen, Olivier ULg; Dandrifosse, Guy ULg

in Experimental Physiology (2005), 90(6), 901-908

Spermine ingestion induces the precocious maturation of the small intestine in suckling rats. Previous observations suggest that spermine-induced intestinal maturation is a two-step phenomenon. The first ... [more ▼]

Spermine ingestion induces the precocious maturation of the small intestine in suckling rats. Previous observations suggest that spermine-induced intestinal maturation is a two-step phenomenon. The first step is the elimination of immature enterocytes (4-10 h post spermine ingestion) and the second step is the replacement of previous immature cells by adult-type enterocytes (2-3 days post initial spermine administration). The spermine-induced maturation is reversible when spermine administration is stopped. This work was undertaken in order to check whether the extension of polyamine administration (for 3-7 days) after the appearance of spermine-induced maturation can retain the mature state of the small intestine. Our results indicate that extension of spermine administration does not prevent some parameters (sucrase and maltase specific activities) reverting to a typical 'immature' value while others remain at a typical 'mature' level (mucosal weight and lactase specific activity). Our results show that there are at least two different mechanisms in required for the control of spermine-induced maturation of the small intestine. [less ▲]

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See detailInduction of Apoptosis in Human Promyelocytic Leukemia Cells by a Natural Trachylobane Diterpene
Block, Sébastien; Gerkens, Pascal; Peulen, Olivier ULg et al

in Anticancer Research (2005), 25(1A), 363-368

Background: Trachylobane diterpenes are secondary metabolites quite rare in nature and their bioactivities are poorly known. Recently we have described the cytotoxic activity of ent- trachyloban-3‚-ol ... [more ▼]

Background: Trachylobane diterpenes are secondary metabolites quite rare in nature and their bioactivities are poorly known. Recently we have described the cytotoxic activity of ent- trachyloban-3‚-ol isolated from the leaves of Croton zambesicus, a plant used in African folk medicine. Materials and Methods: Cell viability on several cell lines, cell morphology, DNA laddering, annexin V and caspase-3 activation experiments were undertaken in order to analyse the cytotoxicty of trachylobane diterpene and to determine if this compound is able to induce apoptosis. Results: ent-trachyloban-3‚-ol exerts a dose-dependent cytotoxic effect and which varies between cell lines. Induction of apoptosis in HL-60 cells could be detected at a concentration of 50 ÌM after 24-h treatment. Conclusion: We show here, for the first time, that a trachylobane diterpene is able to induce apoptosis in human promyelocytic leukemia cells via caspase-3 activation in a concentration-dependent manner. [less ▲]

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See detailPostnatal maturation of intestine and spleen, induced by polyamines in suckling rats
Peulen, Olivier ULg; Deloyer, Patricia; Dandrifosse, Guy ULg

in Morgan, D.; Bauer, F.; White, A. (Eds.) COST 917 Biologically active amines in food. Volume VII (2005)

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See detailMaturation of intestinal digestive and immune systems by food polyamines
Peulen, Olivier ULg; Deloyer, Patricia; Dandrifosse, Guy ULg

in Zabielski, R.; Gregory, P. C.; Weström, B. (Eds.) Biology of the Intestine in Growing Animals (2005)

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See detailLaminarin in the dietary fibre concept
Deville, Christelle ULg; Damas, Jacques ULg; Forget, Pierre et al

in Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (2004), 84(9), 1030-1038

Dietary fibres consist of edible plant polysaccharides that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine but undergo complete or partial fermentation in the colon. Seaweeds ... [more ▼]

Dietary fibres consist of edible plant polysaccharides that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine but undergo complete or partial fermentation in the colon. Seaweeds, notably Laminaria spp, are particularly rich in polysaccharides resistant to hydrolysis in the upper gastrointestinal tract and are, in consequence, considered as dietary fibres. Most of the carbohydrates from Laminaria spp are thought to be indigestible by humans. The main storage polysaccharide of these algae is laminarin, a beta-polymer of glucose. The aims of this work were, on the one hand, to compare various methods of extraction of laminarin by partial characterisation of the product obtained and, on the other hand, to study the fate of this polysaccharide and its effects in the gastrointestinal tract in order to determine its potential as a dietary fibre in human nutrition. Among four methods tested to extract laminarin, the best appeared to be a hot HCl-based method. Human digestive enzymes did not hydrolyse laminarin, so this polysaccharide can be considered as a dietary fibre. After ingestion by rats, this polysaccharide was not found in faeces of these animals. It did not increase the intestinal transit and stool output in vivo, but it increased the contractile response of the stomach to acetylcholine in vitro. (C) 2004 Society of Chemical Industry. [less ▲]

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