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See detailNoncovalent functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by pyrene containing polymers
Petrov, Petar; Stassin, Fabrice; Pagnoulle, Christophe et al

in Chemical Communications (2003), (23), 2904-2905

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) have been solubilized in water and in various organic solvents by noncovalent side-wall functionalization by pyrene containing polymers.

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See detailMobilité électrophorétique et agglutinabilité des érythrocytes traités avec des enzymes protéolytiques
Foresto, P; Grandfils, Christian ULg; Rasia, R et al

Conference (2003, December 05)

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See detailExploration des processus inhibiteurs dans le vieillissement normal
Hogge, Michaël; Collette, Fabienne ULg; Adam, Stéphane ULg

Poster (2003, December 05)

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See detailEnCOrE (Encyclopédie de Chimie Organique Electronique): an Original Way to Represent and Transfer Knowledge from Freshmen to Researchers in Organic Chemistry
Colaux, Catherine ULg; Krief, Alain

in Electronic Workshops in Computing (2003, December 03)

EnCOrE is an original proposal which is expected to allow to share and transfer knowledge in organic chemistry. The system will use MIDES a software, with a peer-to-peer architecture, which will allow to ... [more ▼]

EnCOrE is an original proposal which is expected to allow to share and transfer knowledge in organic chemistry. The system will use MIDES a software, with a peer-to-peer architecture, which will allow to set up a technological and methodological frame to allow collaborative building of knowledge in between chemists. Learning GRID's services will help for Experimental electronic laboratory "LabCOrE" as well as for predictive computational tools. [less ▲]

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See detailDeterminants of exercise-induced changes in mitral regurgitation in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction
LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg; Lebrun, F.; PIERARD, Luc ULg

in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2003), 42(11), 1921-1928

OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the determinants of exercise-induced changes in ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. BACKGROUND: In the post-myocardial ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the determinants of exercise-induced changes in ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. BACKGROUND: In the post-myocardial infarction (MI) phase, ischemic MR contributes to worsening of symptoms and of LV dysfunction. METHODS: In this study, 70 patients in the chronic, post-MI phase, with LV ejection fraction <45% and at least mild MR, underwent semi-supine exercise Doppler echocardiography. The effective regurgitant orifice (ERO) of MR was quantified at rest and during exercise. Exercise-induced changes in ERO were compared with changes in mitral deformation and in local and global LV remodeling. RESULTS: The wide range of exercise-induced ERO changes that were observed was unrelated to the degree of MR at rest (r = 0.20). Effective regurgitant orifice changes correlated best with changes in mitral deformation (i.e., differences in systolic mitral tenting area, systolic annular area, and coaptation height) (p < 0.0001). Posterior displacement of the papillary muscles was associated with larger changes in the ERO in both infarct groups. In patients with inferior MI, a decrease in the ERO was related to improvement in wall motion (r = 0.68). The independent predictors of ERO changes during exercise were changes in systolic annular area for all infarct categories, in tenting area and wall motion score in the global population and those with inferior infarction, and in apical displacement of mitral leaflets for patients with anterior MI. CONCLUSIONS: The degree of MR at rest is unrelated to exercise-induced changes in EROs, which are related to those in local LV remodeling and in mitral deformation but not those in global LV function. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de la variété sur le développement de mycosphaerella graminicola et sur les stratégies de protection fongicide chez le blé
Bodson, Bernard ULg; Amand, O.; Vancutsem, Françoise ULg et al

in Conférence internationale sur les maladies des plantes (2003, December 03)

Mycosphaerella graminicola development is mainly influenced by climatic conditions; Rainrall, relative humidity and temperature are main para&meters taken in account in fungi development models and in ... [more ▼]

Mycosphaerella graminicola development is mainly influenced by climatic conditions; Rainrall, relative humidity and temperature are main para&meters taken in account in fungi development models and in decision support system for control of this wheat disease (Moreau and Maraite, 2000). However field trains have also shown that various crop parameters such variety susceptibility, have to be taken into consideration for optimum fungicide protection. [less ▲]

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See detailProcessus inhibiteurs dans la maladie d’Alzheimer et la démence fronto-temporale
Collette, Fabienne ULg; Amieva, Hélène; Hogge, Michaël et al

Poster (2003, December 03)

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See detailDe l’enquête journalistique aux présupposés anthropologiques, Dakar, ,
Strivay, Lucienne ULg

Conference (2003, December 02)

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See detailKinetic properties of the alpha(2) homo-oligomeric glycine receptor impairs a proper synaptic functioning
Mangin, J. A.; Baloul, M.; de Carvalho, L. P. et al

in Journal of Physiology-London (2003), 553(2), 369-386

Ionotropic glycine receptors (GlyRs) are present in the central nervous system well before the establishment of synaptic contacts. Immature nerve cells are known, at least in the spinal cord, to express ... [more ▼]

Ionotropic glycine receptors (GlyRs) are present in the central nervous system well before the establishment of synaptic contacts. Immature nerve cells are known, at least in the spinal cord, to express alpha(2) homomeric GlyRs, the properties of which are relatively unknown compared to those of the adult synaptic form of the GlyR (mainly alpha(1)/beta heteromeres). Here, the kinetics properties of GlyRs at the single-channel level have been recorded in real-time by means of the patch-clamp technique in the outside-out configuration coupled with an ultra-fast flow application system (< 100 µs). Recordings were performed on chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells stably transfected with the a, GlyR subunit. We show that the onset, the relaxation and the desensitisation of α(2) homomeric GlyR-mediated currents are slower by one or two orders of magnitude compared to synaptic mature GlyRs and to other ligand-gated ionotropic channels involved in fast synaptic transmission. First latency analysis performed on single GlyR channels revealed that their slow activation time course was due to delayed openings. When synaptic release of glycine was mimicked (1 mM glycine; 1 ms pulse duration), the opening probability of α(2) homomeric GlyRs was low (P-o ≈ 0.1) when compared to mature synaptic GlyRs (P-o = 0.9). This low P-o is likely to be a direct consequence of the relatively slow activation kinetics of α(2) homomeric GlyRs when compared to the activation kinetics of mature α(1)/β GlyRs. Such slow kinetics suggest that embryonic α(2) homomeric GlyRs cannot be activated by fast neurotransmitter release at mature synapses but rather could be suited for a non-synaptic paracrine-like release of agonist, which is known to occur in the embryo. [less ▲]

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See detailHigh-Resolution Limb Observations of Proton Aurora
Chua, D. H.; Dymond, K. F.; Budzien, S. A. et al

Conference (2003, December 01)

The interaction of precipitating protons in the upper atmosphere involves charge exchange, ionization, elastic and inelastic collisions, and the deposition of energy from the bottom of the F-region to the ... [more ▼]

The interaction of precipitating protons in the upper atmosphere involves charge exchange, ionization, elastic and inelastic collisions, and the deposition of energy from the bottom of the F-region to the D-region of the ionosphere. These processes and the transport of incident protons through this range of altitudes has been described through a variety of modeling techniques but there has been a dearth of altitude-resolved observations of proton precipitation with which to validate such models. We present new limb observations of Doppler-shifted Lyman-α proton aurora emissions obtained by the High-resolution Ionospheric and Thermospheric Spectrograph (HITS) aboard the Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS) that fill this niche. HITS performs limb scans that include tangent altitudes between 90 km and 400 km with approximately 5 km vertical resolution. The Doppler shifts of the proton aurora Lyman-α emissions are measured with 1.5 Angstrom resolution and are used to infer mean energies of the incident protons as a function of altitude. Observed energy-range (dE/dz) relations are compared to those predicted by a Monte Carlo simulation of proton transport in the upper atmosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailHot-cold plasma interactions and the generation of transient dayside sub-auroral proton precipitation
Fuselier, S. A.; Gary, S. P.; Thomsen, M. F. et al

Conference (2003, December 01)

The IMAGE spacecraft obtained the first global images of the proton aurora. One of the discoveries from these images was proton precipitation equatorward of the nominal auroral oval. This precipitation ... [more ▼]

The IMAGE spacecraft obtained the first global images of the proton aurora. One of the discoveries from these images was proton precipitation equatorward of the nominal auroral oval. This precipitation can be observed for approximately 10 minutes immediately following a large solar wind pressure pulse. Various mechanisms have been proposed for producing this precipitation. Here, precipitation due to scattering from electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves is investigated using data from the IMAGE FUV and EUV imagers and in situ data from the Los Alamos geosynchronous spacecraft. In the proposed EMIC wave mechanism, the compression of the dayside magnetosphere enhances the growth rate of the wave instability. These waves scatter hot, ring current protons into the atmospheric loss cone, reducing the proton temperature anisotropy (the free energy source of the waves). Two features of the proton precipitation from these waves require explanation. First, the precipitation pattern may peak at any local time on the dayside between about 09 and 15. Second, the precipitation pattern has limited latitudinal extent (typically less than about 10 degrees) and is often separated from the main auroral oval. The local time peak in the precipitation pattern is related to the characteristics of the solar wind pressure pulse that causes EMIC wave growth. The separation of the precipitation pattern from the main auroral oval is related to properties of the hot and cold plasma within the magnetosphere that enhance EMIC wave growth. [less ▲]

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See detailTheoretical and experimental lifetime determination in singly ionized neodymium (Nd II)
Xu, H. L.; Svanberg, S.; Cowan, R. D. et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2003), 346(2), 433-440

Radiative lifetime measurements were performed with time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence techniques for 24 levels of Nd II in the energy range 20 500- 32 500 cm(-1). For 17 levels, no previous ... [more ▼]

Radiative lifetime measurements were performed with time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence techniques for 24 levels of Nd II in the energy range 20 500- 32 500 cm(-1). For 17 levels, no previous experimental data exist. These results have allowed the testing of new theoretical calculations with the relativistic Hartree-Fock method taking configuration interactions and core-polarization effects into account, and a satisfying agreement has been found for this complex ion. A new set of calculated oscillator strengths, accurate within a few per cent for the strongest transitions, is presented for 107 lines of astrophysical interest appearing in the wavelength range 358.0-1100.0 nm. These results will be useful to evaluate abundance values of neodymium in chemically peculiar stars in relation with cosmochronology. [less ▲]

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See detailDesarrollo de una estrategia para la optimización de la vacuna contra el virus de la diarrea viral bovina
Zábal, O.; Wigdorovitz, A.; Parreño, V. et al

Poster (2003, December 01)

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See detailThe UVES Paranal Observatory Project: A Library of High- Resolution Spectra of Stars across the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
Bagnulo, S.; Jehin, Emmanuel ULg; Ledoux, C. et al

in The Messenger (2003), 114

We present the UVES Paranal Observatory Project, consisting of acquisition, reduction, and public release of high-resolution, large wavelength coverage, and high signal-to-noise ratio stellar spectra ... [more ▼]

We present the UVES Paranal Observatory Project, consisting of acquisition, reduction, and public release of high-resolution, large wavelength coverage, and high signal-to-noise ratio stellar spectra obtained with the UVES instrument of the ESO Very Large Telescope. Data for about 400 stars across the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram have been taken and reduced by members of the Paranal Science Operations Team and made publicly available through a WEB interface at www.eso.org/uvespop. [less ▲]

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See detailEarly activation of cardiac and renal endothelin systems in experimental heart failure
Motte, S.; van Beneden, R.; Mottet, J. et al

in American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2003), 285(6), 2482-2491

We investigated the time course of the expression of cardiac and renal endothelin systems in tachycardia-induced heart failure in dogs. Eleven beagles underwent rapid pacing at a progressively increased ... [more ▼]

We investigated the time course of the expression of cardiac and renal endothelin systems in tachycardia-induced heart failure in dogs. Eleven beagles underwent rapid pacing at a progressively increased rate over a period of 5 wk, with a weekly clinical examination, echocardiography, measurement of circulating and urinary endothelin-1 (ET-1), and myocardial and renal tissue biopsies. Real-time quantitative PCR was used for determinations of tissue prepro-ET-1 (ppET-1), ET-1-converting enzyme (ECE-1), and ETA and ETB receptor mRNA. Cardiac and renal tissue ET-1 contents were evaluated by immunostaining and measured by radioimmunoassay at autopsy. Rapid pacing caused a progressive increase in end-systolic and end-diastolic ventricular volumes (P<0.05) from week 2 together with a decrease in ejection fraction and in mean velocity of circumferential shortening (P<0.05) from week 1. These changes were tightly correlated to myocardial ppET-1 and renal ETA receptor mRNA and less so to myocardial ECE-1 mRNA, and they occurred before any increase in plasma and urinary ET-1 (P<0.05 from week 4) and clinical signs of heart failure. Renal ppET-1 did not change. Both cardiac and renal ET-1 peptide contents were increased at autopsy. We conclude that tachycardia-induced heart failure in dogs is characterized by an early activation of the cardiac and renal tissue endothelin systems, which occurs before any changes in circulating and urinary ET-1 and is closely related to altered ventricular function. [less ▲]

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See detailThe photospheric abundances of active binaries. II. Atmospheric parameters and abundance patterns for 6 single-lined RS CVn systems
Morel, Thierry ULg; Micela, G.; Favata, F. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2003), 412

Photospheric parameters and abundances are presented for a sample of single-lined chromospherically active binaries from a differential LTE analysis of high-resolution spectra. Abundances have been ... [more ▼]

Photospheric parameters and abundances are presented for a sample of single-lined chromospherically active binaries from a differential LTE analysis of high-resolution spectra. Abundances have been derived for 13 chemical species, including several key elements such as Li, Mg, and Ca. Two methods have been used. The effective temperatures, surface gravities and microturbulent velocities were first derived from a fully self-consistent analysis of the spectra, whereby the temperature is determined from the excitation equilibrium of the Fe I lines. The second approach relies on temperatures derived from the (B-V) colour index. These two methods give broadly consistent results for the stars in our sample, suggesting that the neutral iron lines are formed under conditions close to LTE. We discuss the reliability in the context of chromospherically active stars of various colour indices used as temperature indicators, and conclude that the (V-R) and (V-I) colours are likely to be significantly affected by activity processes. Irrespective of the method used, our results indicate that the X-ray active binaries studied are not as metal poor as previously claimed, but are at most mildly iron-depleted relative to the Sun (-0.41protect <~ [Fe/H]protect la +0.11). A significant overabundance of several chemical species is observed (e.g., the alpha -synthezised elements). These abundance patterns are discussed in relation to stellar activity. Based on observations collected at ESO (La Silla, Chile). Table A.1 is only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?J/A+A/412/495 [less ▲]

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See detailL’audiovisuel en Belgique francophone (article sur le site internet d'Acrimed)
Geuens, Geoffrey ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2003)

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