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See detailIn vivo behavior of poly(D,L)-lactide microspheres designed for chemoembolization
Flandroy, P.; Grandfils, Christian ULg; Danen, B. et al

in Journal of Controlled Release (1997), 44(2-3), 153-170

Although chemoembolization advantageously combines arterial embolization of the vascular supply of a neoplasm with controlled intra-arterial infusion of chemotherapeutic drug(s), its application is ... [more ▼]

Although chemoembolization advantageously combines arterial embolization of the vascular supply of a neoplasm with controlled intra-arterial infusion of chemotherapeutic drug(s), its application is limited by the lack of appropriate and reliable embolization materials. Recently, calibrated microspheres of poly(D,L)-lactide have proved to be promising in embolization. Nevertheless, repetitive chemoembolization requires the availability of microspheres degradable within a few days. For this purpose, microspheres consisting of a blend of two polyesters of a very different molecular weight (Mn =65 000 and 3500 in a 16:84 wt. ratio) have been prepared and injected in the renal arteries of rabbits. The in vivo fate of these two component microspheres has been compared by radiology and histology to microspheres prepared from the high molecular weight poly(D,L)-lactide. Furthermore, the in vivo degradation of the polymer has been measured by size exclusion chromatography after quantitative reextraction from the embolized kidney. Degradation kinetics has been compared to data previously reported in vitro. According to the observations performed during the in vivo study, the 50/50 microspheres appear more useful for the chemoembolization of tumors. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of non pigmented B16 melanoma cell-derived cytotoxic factors.
Siwek, B.; De Pauw, Marie-Claire ULg; Quetin-Leclercq, J. et al

in Chemico-Biological Interactions (1997), 103(1), 59-73

We analyzed and tried to characterize substance(s) responsible for cytotoxic activities detected in culture media conditioned by non pigmented B16 melanoma cells (NPB16). The different cytological tests ... [more ▼]

We analyzed and tried to characterize substance(s) responsible for cytotoxic activities detected in culture media conditioned by non pigmented B16 melanoma cells (NPB16). The different cytological tests used showed that ultrafiltrated conditioned media (CM U1 fraction) contained several cytotoxic factors with a Mw lower than 1000 Da. These factors seemed to act either directly or indirectly on cell membranes, mitochondria, on the cell cycle and on protein and DNA synthesis. A cytotoxic activity could be found even after high dilution of CM U1. These cytotoxic factors were rapidly released by B16 cells in culture, independently of cell confluence. Their activities in the treated cells were also very fast and the cytotoxic effects were irreversible after only a few hours of treatment. These factors were not intermediate products during melanogenesis, neither polyamines, nor proteases. At least one of them seemed to be a small acidic and basic stable peptide without disulfide bounds but not heat stable. The synthesis of at least one of these cytotoxic factors was inhibited by cycloheximide and the cytotoxic activity was partially destroyed by pronase and trypsin, but not by pepsin. The cytotoxicity was not modified by copper complexants or free radical inhibitors (bovine serum albumin (BSA), tyrosine, superoxyde dismutase (SOD), catalase, vitamin E). Furthermore the levels of glutathione peroxydase activity and reduced glutathione did not change after treatment by CM U1 as compared to controls. [less ▲]

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See detailCritical Evaluation of the DNA-methyl Green Assay: Application to Some Indole Alkaloids
Bonjean, K.; Gillet, Marie-Claire ULg; Bassleer, R. et al

in Phytotherapy Research (1996), 10

A DNA-methyl green colorimetric microassay for the detection of agents that interact with DNA was assessed with reference molecules (doxorubicin, ellipticine, melinonine F, dihydroflavopereirine, cis-Pt ... [more ▼]

A DNA-methyl green colorimetric microassay for the detection of agents that interact with DNA was assessed with reference molecules (doxorubicin, ellipticine, melinonine F, dihydroflavopereirine, cis-Pt, mitomycin C, emetine or colchicine). This test showed some promise as a screening technique for substances that intercalate partly or totally into the DNA helix but it is not suitable for substances that bind covalently to DNA. An application of this test to a number of indole alkaloids was also performed. Cryptolepine, serpentine, alstonine and matadine induced a reduction of the colour of the solution, so indicating an interaction with DNA. [less ▲]

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See detail2,7-dihydroapogeissoschizine from root bark of strychnos Gossweileri
Quetin-Leclercq, Joëlle; Dive, Georges ULg; Delaude, Clément et al

in Phytochemistry (1994), 35(2), 533-536

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See detailEvaluation of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Serine Proteases Activities in Three B16 Melanoma Cell Lines with Distinct Tumorigenic Potential
Baramova, E. N.; Coucke, P.; Leprince, Pierre ULg et al

in Anticancer Research (1994), 14(3A, May-Jun), 841-6

Mouse B16 melanoma cells (B16, parental line) and two derived clones either pigmented (B16P) or non pigmented (B16NP) were cultured as monolayers (2D) or on agar, as aggregates (3D). The productions of ... [more ▼]

Mouse B16 melanoma cells (B16, parental line) and two derived clones either pigmented (B16P) or non pigmented (B16NP) were cultured as monolayers (2D) or on agar, as aggregates (3D). The productions of gelatinases A and B (72 kDa and 92 kDa type IV collagenases) and their inhibitors (TIMP1 and TIMP2), plasminogen activators (PAs) and plasminogen activator inhibitors (PAI) were investigated. The B16 cell lines did not secrete any gelatinase, but they secreted TIMP2, tissue-type (t-PA), urokinase-type (u-PA) plasminogen activators and PAI-1 like activities. High levels of PAI activity were determined in conditioned media and cellular extracts of B16NP, which could account for the lower tumorigenic potential of these cells. In 3D cultures, the cellular extracts of the three cell lines contained essentially u-PA activity. This activity could contribute to the greater tumorigenic and invasive capacities of B16, B16P and B16NP when cultured in 3D. [less ▲]

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See detailHuman bone cells from abundant matrix in tridimentional culture
Franchimont, N; Bassleer, C; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg et al

in Calcified Tissue International (1993), 52(S1), 10

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See detailInfluence of laminin or fibroblasts upon colony formation in the mouse by B16 melanoma cell spheroids: a morphometric analysis.
Coucke, P.; de Leval, Laurence ULg; Leyh, P. et al

in In Vivo (Athens, Greece) (1992), 6(2), 119-24

By microscopical observation and using an original morphometric method, we analyzed on histological sections the rate of lung colony formation after the intravenous injection into the mouse of B16 ... [more ▼]

By microscopical observation and using an original morphometric method, we analyzed on histological sections the rate of lung colony formation after the intravenous injection into the mouse of B16 melanoma cells previously cultivated in vitro as aggregates. After the injection of B16 pure spheroids, superficial lung colonies were more numerous than internal lung colonies. After the injection of mixed spheroids (B16 + 3T3 fibroblasts), the size of colony sections was increased. Addition of laminin to pure or mixed spheroids decreased the size of colony sections but increased the number of internal lung colonies. [less ▲]

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See detailCytotoxic Activity of Some Triterpenoid Saponins
Quetin-Leclercq, J.; Elias, R.; Balansard, G. et al

in Planta Medica (1992), 58

The present note deals with the cytotoxic activity of purified saponins of hedera helix and of saponins isolated from other plants ( Calendula officinalis, C. arvensis and Sapindus mukurossi with a view ... [more ▼]

The present note deals with the cytotoxic activity of purified saponins of hedera helix and of saponins isolated from other plants ( Calendula officinalis, C. arvensis and Sapindus mukurossi with a view to the detection of possible structure-activity relationships. The most active compounds are the monodesmosides which show some degree of cytotoxicity at concentrations of 10 micrograms/ml and above. Among them, alpha- and beta-hederin are the most potent substances. [less ▲]

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See detailFibronectin Promotes Lung Colony Formation in the Mouse by B16 Melanoma Cells Spheroids
Coucke, P.; Gillet, Marie-Claire ULg; de Leval, Laurence ULg et al

in In Vivo (Athens, Greece) (1992), 6(5, Sep-Oct), 481-6

By microscopical observation and using an original method of automatic image analysis, we studied on histological sections the rate of lung colony formation after intravenous injection into the mouse of ... [more ▼]

By microscopical observation and using an original method of automatic image analysis, we studied on histological sections the rate of lung colony formation after intravenous injection into the mouse of B16 melanoma cells previously cultivated in vitro as pure or mixed spheroids (B16 + 3T3 fibroblasts). The preincubation in vitro of pure spheroids with fibronectin significantly increased the percentages of lung section area occupied by tumors and the relative number of internal lung colonies. This effect of fibronectin was even more obvious when mixed spheroids were injected. [less ▲]

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See detailThree dimensional culture model for studying human chondrocytes
Bassleer; Henrotin, Yves ULg; Bassleer, R et al

in Maroudas, A; Kuettner, K (Eds.) Methods in Cartilage Research (1990)

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See detailHuman chondrocytes in tridimensional culture.
Bassleer, C.; Gysen, Ph; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology : Journal of the Tissue Culture Association (1986), 22

Cartilage was taken from the macroscopically normal part of human femoral heads immediately after orthopedic surgical operations for total prothesis consecutive to hip arthrosis. After clostridial ... [more ▼]

Cartilage was taken from the macroscopically normal part of human femoral heads immediately after orthopedic surgical operations for total prothesis consecutive to hip arthrosis. After clostridial collagenase digestion and repeated washings, chondrocytes (10(6) cells) were cultivated in a gyrotory shaker (100 rpm). Under these conditions, cells were kept in suspension and after 3 to 5 d formed a flaky aggregate which, on Day 10, became dense. These chondrocytes were morphologically differentiated: they had a round shape, were situated inside cavities, and were surrounded by a new matrix. Histochemical methods showed the presence of collagen and polysaccharides in cell cytoplasm and in intercellular matrix, and the immunofluorescence method using specific antisera (anticartilage proteoglycans and anti-type II collagen) showed that these two constituents were in intercellular matrix. The measurement of the amounts of proteoglycans (PG) released into culture medium and those present in chondrocyte aggregate (by a specific PG radioimmunoassay) showed a maximum production on Days 3 to 5 of culture, then the production decreased and stabilized (from Day 10 to the end of culture). The observed difference between the amounts of PG in aggregates after 20 d and those after 2 h of culture demonstrated that PG neosynthesis did occur during cultivation. This conclusion was supported by other results obtained by [14C]glucosamine incorporation in chondrocyte aggregates. Moreover, the aggregate fresh weight related to cell number (appreciated by DNA assay) increased significantly with culture duration. Three-dimensional chondrocyte culture represents an interesting model: chondrocytes were differentiated morphologically as well as biosynthetically and synthesized a new cartilage matrix. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of IR-helium-neon laser in human chondrocyte cultivated in three dimensions
Bassleer, C; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Dachy, M et al

in Calcified Tissue International (1985), 38(S1), 38

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See detailHeart structure and ventricular ultrastructure of hemoglobin- and myoglobin-free icefish Channichthys rhinoceratus
Feller, Georges ULg; Goessens, G.; Gerday, Charles ULg et al

in Cell & Tissue Research (1985), 242

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See detailEffects of Cis-Pt loaded liposomes on Ehrlich tumor cells
Gillet, Marie-Claire ULg; Heinen, Ernst ULg; Bassleer R

Conference (1982, April)

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See detailHistological structure and functions of synovium.
Bassleer, R.; Lhoest-Gauthier, M. P.; Renard, A. M. et al

in Proceedings of the international symposium on articular synovium (1982)

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See detailEffets du cis-dichlorodiammineplatine (II) (cis-Pt II) sur l'ultrastructure de la chromatine de cellules animales ou vegetales et repercussions sur le cycle cellulaire.
De Pauw, Marie-Claire ULg; Heinen, Ernst ULg; Houssier, Claude ULg et al

in Comptes Rendus des Séances de la Société de Biologie et de ses Filiales (1982), 176(3), 364-8

Cultivated animal cells (mouse peritoneal macrophages, chick fibroblasts or mouse Ehrlich tumor cells) or Zea mays root tips are treated with cis-Pt (II). Various effects (chromatin dispersion or ... [more ▼]

Cultivated animal cells (mouse peritoneal macrophages, chick fibroblasts or mouse Ehrlich tumor cells) or Zea mays root tips are treated with cis-Pt (II). Various effects (chromatin dispersion or condensation, pycnosis) are observed under some experimental conditions in all cell types. Cytoplasmic ribosomes in helical aggregates appear but only in vegetal cells. Mitosis and cell cycle disturbances due to cis-Pt (II) are probably related to chromatin alterations. We suggest that the latter and helical polyribosomes are produced by cis-Pt (II) reaction with nucleic acids in these structures. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of melanogenesis of B16 melanoma cells in culture
Gillet, Marie-Claire ULg; Bassleer, R.

Conference (1981, May)

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See detailEtude de la relation entre la structure chimique et l'activite antimitotique d'une serie nouvelle d'arylthioethers pyrimidiniques.
Jamoulle, J. C.; Lapiere, C. L.; Bassleer, R. et al

in Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises (1980), 38(3), 267-70

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