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See detailAtypical recurrent varicella in 4 patients with hemopathies.
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Simonart, Thierry; Kentos, Alain et al

in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (2003), 48(3), 442-7

Relapsing varicella may occur in children with HIV infection and more rarely in younger adults. Our aim was to report unusual clinical, histologic, and virologic aspects of 4 elderly patients with ... [more ▼]

Relapsing varicella may occur in children with HIV infection and more rarely in younger adults. Our aim was to report unusual clinical, histologic, and virologic aspects of 4 elderly patients with malignant hemopathies who had an unusual form of recurrent varicella develop. Conventional microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization were applied to smears and skin biopsy specimens. The patients presented a few dozen, scattered, large, papulovesicular lesions with central crusting. No zoster-associated pain or dermatomal distribution of the lesions was noted. Conventional microscopy revealed vascular changes and epidermal alterations typical for alpha-herpes virus infection. The varicella zoster virus major viral envelope glycoproteins gE and gB, and the immediate-early varicella zoster virus IE63 protein and the corresponding genome sequence for gE were detected on Tzanck smears; they were localized in endothelial cells and keratinocytes on skin biopsy specimens. The varicella zoster virus infection in endothelial cells, the vascular involvement, and the widespread distribution of the lesions suggest that the reported eruptions are vascular rather than neural in origin. These findings invalidate the diagnosis of herpes zoster but strongly support the diagnosis of recurrent varicella in an indolent and yet unreported presentation. Furthermore, these eruptions differ from relapsing varicella in children and young adults by the age of the patients, the paucity of clinical lesions, the larger diameter of the lesions and their peculiar clinical aspect, the significantly longer time interval between primary varicella and the recurrence, the prolonged healing time of the lesions, their mild disease course, and the fact that all the lesions are in the same stage of development. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de l'ouvrage de S. Dawans : Le spectre de la honte
Cormann, Grégory ULg

in Archives de Philosophie (2003), 66(2), 340-342

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See detailAnti-inflammatory effect of natural proanthocyanidins: pharmacological evaluation on in vivo models.
Garbacki, Nancy ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Damas, Jacques ULg

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (2003), 446

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See detailLe bon management
Choffray, Jean-Marie ULg

in Le Moal, Pierre (Ed.) Savoir Gérer: Mélanges en l'Honneur de Jean-Claude Tarondeau, (2003)

L’objet de cet article est de présenter le fruit de plusieurs années d’observation et de réflexion sur ce qu’est véritablement l’entreprise : sa finalité, sa performance, ses modes d’organisation et de ... [more ▼]

L’objet de cet article est de présenter le fruit de plusieurs années d’observation et de réflexion sur ce qu’est véritablement l’entreprise : sa finalité, sa performance, ses modes d’organisation et de contrôle. Les principes de bon management qui y sont développés ont trait à l’efficacité, la croissance, l’innovation, la confiance, le pouvoir, la concurrence et l’apprentissage. Ils sont complétés par des suggestions quant au fonctionnement et à l’organisation future des entreprises. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiology of reproduction and endocrinology in cervids. A review
Drion, Pierre ULg; Hanzen, Christian ULg; Wirth, Delphine - in memoriam et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2003), 147(5), 291-313

Knowledge about cervids are rapidly growing. This work aims to present the more recent scientific information on reproductive physiology and endocrinology of the cervids: anatomy of the genital tract ... [more ▼]

Knowledge about cervids are rapidly growing. This work aims to present the more recent scientific information on reproductive physiology and endocrinology of the cervids: anatomy of the genital tract, length of breeding season, parameters and endocrinology of the reproductive cycle, endocrinology of pregnancy. It also aims to highlight differences between cervids and domestic ruminants such as embryonic diapause observed in Capreolus capreolus. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolutionary ecology of paedomorphosis in the Alpine newt Triturus alpestris
Denoël, Mathieu ULg

Conference (2003)

Paedomorphosis, in which individuals retain ancestral characteristics in the adult stage, is widespread in newts and salamanders and is suspected to play an important role in evolution. In some species ... [more ▼]

Paedomorphosis, in which individuals retain ancestral characteristics in the adult stage, is widespread in newts and salamanders and is suspected to play an important role in evolution. In some species, paedomorphosis is facultative with some individuals skipping the metamorphic stage. Dimorphic populations of the Alpine newt inhabit a large variety of aquatic habitats such as permanent lakes and temporary ponds. The aim of this study was to determine the benefits of the alternatives in these different habitats. To this end, I focused on resource partitioning, energy intake, body condition and age structures in different populations composed of the two morphs. In deep lakes, there was a substantial trophic differentiation between morphs. Paedomorphs primarily preyed on plankton whereas metamorphs foraged on terrestrial invertebrates that fell to the water surface. By reducing competition, resource partitioning may contribute to the coexistence of the alternative morphs in heterogeneous habitats. On the contrary, in a small pond, resource use was similar in the two morphs. Maturity is reached earlier in the paedomorphs from this small pond than in metamorphs (progenetic process), favoring then a rapid turn-over of the population, while similar gonadal development was observed in one of the deep lakes (neotenic process). Body condition was generally higher in paedomorphs than in metamorphs in each studied population. These results show that facultative paedomorphosis is adaptive in varied habitats, but that different factors may favor it depending of the characteristics of the environment. Paedomorphic phenotypes can thus be selected in low altitude productive ponds and high altitude oligotrophic lakes. [less ▲]

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See detailCombinaison de la radiographie et de l'échographie pour l'examen du grasset sur le terrain
Busoni, Valeria ULg

in Proceedings de la Journée de la Belgian Equine Practitioners Society (BEPS) (2003)

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See detailEjections de matière par les astres : des étoiles massives aux quasars
Hutsemekers, Damien ULg

Thèse d’agrégation de l’enseignement supérieur (2003)

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See detailEnergies libres de surface des solides et des liquides: une approche de la compréhension des phénomènes interfaciaux
Courard, Luc ULg; Michel, Frédéric ULg

in Gagné, Richard (Ed.) Compte-rendu des Journées Scinetifiques du (RF)2B (2003)

Les propriétés de surface des matériaux conditionnent leur aptitude au mélange et à la réalisation de composites incluant deux ou plusieurs types de milieux différents. A coté des liaisons chimiques ... [more ▼]

Les propriétés de surface des matériaux conditionnent leur aptitude au mélange et à la réalisation de composites incluant deux ou plusieurs types de milieux différents. A coté des liaisons chimiques proprement dites et des aspects liés à l’interpénétration mécanique des matériaux, la thermodynamique des équilibres constitue une étape fondamentale pour comprendre les interactions potentielles au niveau de l’interface nouvellement créé. La loi de YOUNG-DUPRE, qui s’applique à l’équilibre entre une surface solide et un liquide, décrit les interactions qui se créent sur base des énergies libres des surfaces solides et liquides, de la tension interfaciale et de l’angle de contact solide - liquide. Les résultats présentés auront trait principalement au problème de la réparation des bétons et de la compatibilité des produits de réparation. [less ▲]

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See detailConceptual issues in 3D Urban GIS
Billen, Roland ULg; Zlatanova, Siyka

in GIM International (2003), 17(1), 33-35

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See detailTreating non proportional damping by means of Taylor polynomial approximations
Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the 2003 Extreme Loading Conference (2003)

In order to simplify the resolution of the equation of motion, structural damping is generally supposed to be proportional. Indeed, this coarse and unjustified hypothesis leads to uncoupled equations of ... [more ▼]

In order to simplify the resolution of the equation of motion, structural damping is generally supposed to be proportional. Indeed, this coarse and unjustified hypothesis leads to uncoupled equations of motion in the modal basis. The aerodynamic and concentrated dampings (dash-pots) are accurately characterized by mathematical laws. These are such that the equations of motion are no longer uncoupled in the modal basis. After presenting the usual ways to solve coupled system of equations, the paper focuses on a method based on Taylor series expansions which allows to partially account for the coupling. After developing the equations related to this method, some examples of application are provided. [less ▲]

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See detailLes guérisseurs dans les provinces belges de Liège et de Luxembourg : quelques données chiffrées
Donneau, Olivier ULg

in Guérisseurs d’hier et d’aujourd’hui (2003)

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See detail3-Isopropylamino-7-nitro-1,4,2-benzodithiazine 1,1-dioxide
Dupont, L.; Somers, F.; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Acta Crystallographica (2003)

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See detailL’insuffisance mitrale chez le cheval : revue de littérature.
Maurin, Emmanuel; Amory, Hélène ULg; Sandersen, Charlotte ULg

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (2003), 35

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See detailTIMP-2 and PAI-1 mRNA levels are lower in aneurysmal as compared to athero-occlusive abdominal aortas.
Defawe, Olivier D; Colige, Alain ULg; Lambert, Charles ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Research (2003), 60(1), 205-13

OBJECTIVE: Significant alterations of the vascular wall occurs in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and atherosclerotic occlusive disease (AOD) that ultimately may lead to either vascular rupture or ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: Significant alterations of the vascular wall occurs in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and atherosclerotic occlusive disease (AOD) that ultimately may lead to either vascular rupture or obstruction. These modifications have been ascribed to one or a group of proteases, their inhibitors or to the matrix macromolecules involved in the repair process without considering the extent of the observed variations. METHODS: The mRNA steady-state level of a large spectrum of proteolytic enzymes (matrix metalloproteinases: MMP-1, -2, -3, -8, -9, -11, -12, -13, -14; urokinase plasminogen activator: u-PA), their physiological inhibitors (tissue inhibitors of MMPs: TIMP-1, -2, -3; plasminogen activator inhibitor: PAI-1) and that of structural matrix proteins (collagens type I and III, decorin, elastin, fibrillins 1 and 2) was determined by RT-PCR made quantitative by using a synthetic RNA as internal standard in each reaction mixture. The profile of expression was evaluated in AAA (n=7) and AOD (n=5) and compared to non-diseased abdominal (CAA, n=7) and thoracic aorta (CTA, n=5). RESULTS: The MMPs -8, -9, -12 and -13 mostly associated with inflammatory cells were not or barely detected in CAA and CTA while they were largely and similarly expressed in AAA and AOD. Expression of protease inhibitors or structural proteins were only slightly increased in both pathological conditions with the exception of elastin which was reduced. The main significant difference between AAA and AOD was a lower expression of TIMP-2 and PAI-1 in the aneurysmal lesions. CONCLUSIONS: The remodeling of the aortic wall in AAA and AOD involves gene activation of a large and similar spectrum of proteolytic enzymes while the expression of two physiological inhibitors, TIMP-2 and PAI-1, is significantly lower in AAA compared to AOD. The repair process in the aneurysmal disease seems similar to that of the occlusive disease. [less ▲]

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See detailEarly effect of strontium ranelate on clinical vertebral fractures in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis
Meunier, P. J.; Marquis, P.; Lemmel, E. M. et al

in BONE (2003), 32(S7), 222

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See detailModulation of steroid activity by transcription coactivators in songbirds
Charlier, Thierry ULg; Auger, Catherine J; Balthazart, Jacques ULg et al

in Hormones & Behavior (2003), 44

Songbirds have developed a specialized, steroid-dependent telencephalic vocal control system for the production of learned vocalization. Recent progress in the study of the mechanisms by which steroid ... [more ▼]

Songbirds have developed a specialized, steroid-dependent telencephalic vocal control system for the production of learned vocalization. Recent progress in the study of the mechanisms by which steroid receptors act on the eukaryotic genome has highlighted the role of a newly discovered protein family, the Nuclear Receptor Coactivators. More specifically, the CREB-binding protein (CBP) and the Steroid Receptor Coactivator-1 (SRC-1) have been shown to be actively involved in mediating steroid hormone action in the developing rat brain. The distribution of the coactivator SRC-1 was analyzed in canaries by in situ hybridization. A very broad but heterogeneous distribution of the transcript was observed, mainly in steroid-sensitive areas of the hypothalamus, the song control system and several catecholaminergic areas. The presence of SRC-1 in these regions was also confirmed by immunocytochemistry. A similar very high concentration of the coactivator CBP protein was also found in steroid-sensitive areas of the hypothalamus and in the song system. Sex differences in SRC-1 mRNA concentration were detected in HVC and in area X. Moreover, preliminary data obtained independently in starlings (CBP) and in quail (SRC-1) suggest that the expression of coactivators is regulated by steroids as well as by photoperiod. The presence of these steroid receptor coactivators in the telencephalic song control nuclei and in catecholaminergic cell groups that innervate the song system and their possible regulation by photoperiod and/or steroids support the idea that SRC-1 and CBP could play an important role in the control of singing behavior by modulating estrogen and androgen receptor action. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Tricolor incident: Pathology, age composition and sex ratio of stranded birds
Jauniaux, Thierry ULg; Masure, S.

in meeting report (2003)

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