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See detailEGF amplifies the replacement of parvalbumin-expressing striatal interneurons after ischemia.
Teramoto, Tetsuyuki; Qiu, Jianhua; Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Investigation (2003), 111(8), 1125-32

EGF promotes proliferation and migration of stem/progenitor cells in the normal adult brain. The effect of epidermal growth factor on neurogenesis in ischemic brain is unknown, however. Here we show that ... [more ▼]

EGF promotes proliferation and migration of stem/progenitor cells in the normal adult brain. The effect of epidermal growth factor on neurogenesis in ischemic brain is unknown, however. Here we show that intraventricular administration of EGF and albumin augments 100-fold neuronal replacement in the injured adult mouse striatum after cerebral ischemia. Newly born immature neurons migrate into the ischemic lesion and differentiate into mature parvalbumin-expressing neurons, replacing more than 20% of the interneurons lost by 13 weeks after ischemia and representing 2% of the total BrdU-labeled cells. These data suggest that administration of EGF and albumin could be used to manipulate endogenous neurogenesis in the injured brain and to promote brain self-repair. [less ▲]

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See detailLes feedbacks des check-up Mohican aux étudiants et aux enseignants
Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg; Gilles, Jean-Luc ULg; Pirson, Marc ULg et al

in Leclercq, Dieudonné (Ed.) Diagnostic cognitif et métacognitif au seuil de l'université : le projet Mohican menée par les 9 universités de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles (2003)

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See detailAmphiphilic copolymers of epsilon-caprolactone and gamma-substituted epsilon-caprolactone. Synthesis and functionalization of poly(D,L-lactide) nanoparticles
Gautier, Sandrine; D'Aloia, Violetta; Halleux, Olivier et al

in Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition (2003), 14(1), 63-85

Fully biodegradable and surface-functionalized poly(D,L-lactide) (PLA) nanoparticles have been prepared by a co-precipitation technique. Novel amphiphilic random copolyesters P(CL-co-gamma XCL) were ... [more ▼]

Fully biodegradable and surface-functionalized poly(D,L-lactide) (PLA) nanoparticles have been prepared by a co-precipitation technique. Novel amphiphilic random copolyesters P(CL-co-gamma XCL) were synthesized by controlled copolymerization of epsilon-caprolactone and epsilon-caprolactone substituted in the gamma-position by a hydrophilic X group, where X is either a cationic pyridinium (gamma-Py-CL) or a non-ionic hydroxyl (gamma-OH-CL). Nanoparticles were prepared by co-precipitation of PLA with the P(CL-co-gamma-XCL) copolyester from a DMSO solution. Small amounts of cationic P(CL-co-gamma-Py-CL) copolymers are needed to quantitatively form stable nanoparticles (ca. 10 mg/100 mg PLA), although larger amounts of non-ionic P(CL-co-gamma-OH-CL) copolymers are needed (ges12.5 mg/100 mg PLA). Copolymers with a low degree of polymerization (ca. 40) are more efficient stabilizers, probably because of faster migration towards the nanoparticle-water interface. The nanoparticle diameter decreases with the polymer concentration in DMSO, e.g. from ca. 160 nm (16 mg/ml) to ca. 100 nm (2 mg/ml) for PLA/P(CL-co-gamma-Py-CL) nanoparticles. Migration of the P(CL-co-gamma-XCL) copolyesters to the nanoparticle surface was confirmed by measurement of the zeta potential, i.e. ca. +65 mV for P(CL-co-gamma-Py-CL) and -7 mV for P(CL-co-gamma-OH-CL). The polyamphiphilic copolyesters stabilize PLA nanoparticles by electrostatic or steric repulsions, depending on whether they are charged or not. They also impart functionality and reactivity to the surface, which opens up new opportunities for labelling and targeting purposes. [less ▲]

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See detailMemory processing during human sleep as assessed by functional neuroimaging.
Maquet, Pierre ULg; Peigneux, Philippe ULg; Laureys, Steven ULg et al

in Revue Neurologique (2003), 159(11 Suppl), 627-9

Sleep is believed to participate in memory consolidation, possibly through off-line processing of recent memory traces. In this paper, we summarize functional neuroimaging data testing this hypothesis ... [more ▼]

Sleep is believed to participate in memory consolidation, possibly through off-line processing of recent memory traces. In this paper, we summarize functional neuroimaging data testing this hypothesis. First, sleep deprivation disrupts the processing of recent memory traces and hampers the changes in functional segregation and connectivity which underpin the gain in performance usually observed in subjects allowed to sleep on the first post-training night. Second, experience-dependent changes in regional brain activity occur during post-training sleep. These changes are shown to be related to the processing of high-level material and to be modulated by the amount of learning achieved during the training session. These changes do not involve isolated brain areas but entire macroscopic cerebral networks. These data suggest a role for sleep in the processing of recent memory traces. [less ▲]

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See detailL'iconographie du meurtre de saint Lambert de Liège
George, Philippe ULg

in Bischofsmord im Mittelalter. Murder of Bishops, 22 septembre 2000 (2003)

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See detailSynopsis des dermatomycoses invasives chez l'immunodéprimé.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(11), 690-4

The immune system plays a prominent role in the defense against a wide variety of pathogen fungi. Thus, the immunocompromised patient becomes a potential victim of mycoses originating from the skin. These ... [more ▼]

The immune system plays a prominent role in the defense against a wide variety of pathogen fungi. Thus, the immunocompromised patient becomes a potential victim of mycoses originating from the skin. These mycoses may become invasive and a fatal issue is possible. In other circumstances, the inoculation site is pulmonary or digestive, and the cutaneous lesions represent secondary localizations. [less ▲]

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See detailRetreatment of hepatitis C non-responsive to interferon. A placebo controlled randomized trial of ribavirin monotherapy versus combination therapy with Ribavirin and Interferon in 121 patients in the Benelux [ISRCTN53821378]
Veldt, Bart J; Brouwer, Johannes T; Adler, Michael et al

in BMC Gastroenterology (2003), 3(1), 24

BACKGROUND: Evidence based medicine depends on unbiased selection of completed randomized controlled trials. For completeness it is important to publish all trials. This report describes the first large ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Evidence based medicine depends on unbiased selection of completed randomized controlled trials. For completeness it is important to publish all trials. This report describes the first large randomised controlled trial where combination therapy was compared to placebo therapy and to ribavirin monotherapy, which has not been published until now. METHODS: One hundred and twenty one patients with chronic hepatitis C and elevated transaminases who did not respond to previous treatment with standard interferon monotherapy, were included from 16 centers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg between 1992 and 1996. Patient poor-response characteristics were: genotype 1 (69%), HCV RNA above 2 x 10(6) copies/ml (55%) and cirrhosis (38%). Patients were randomized to 6 months combination therapy with interferon alpha-2b (3 MU tiw) and ribavirin (1000-1200 mg/day), 6 months ribavirin monotherapy (1000-1200 mg/day) or 6 months ribavirin placebo. The study was double blinded for the ribavirin/placebo component. One patient did not fit the entry criteria, and 3 did not start. All 117 patients who received at least one dose of treatment were included in the intention to treat analysis. RESULTS: At the end of treatment, HCV RNA was undetectable in 35% of patients on combination therapy and in none of the patients treated with ribavirin monotherapy or placebo. The sustained virological response rate at 6 months after therapy was 15% for patients treated with interferon and ribavirin.During the 6 months treatment period 13% of patients on interferon ribavirin combination therapy, 13% of patients on ribavirin monotherapy and 11% of patients on placebo withdrew due to side effects or noncompliance. At 24 weeks of treatment the mean Hb level was 85% of the baseline value, which means a mean decrease from 9.1 mmol/l to 7.8 mmol/l. The Hb levels at the end of treatment were not significantly different from patients treated with ribavirin monotherapy (p = 0.76). End of treatment WBC was significantly lower in patients treated with combination therapy, compared to ribavirin (p < 0.01) as well as for patients treated with ribavirin monotherapy compared to placebo (p < 0.01). DISCUSSION: This belated report on the only placebo controlled study of interferon ribavirin combination therapy in non responders to standard doses of interferon monotherapy documents the effectiveness, be it limited, of this approach as well as the dynamics of the effects on blood counts. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Integrated Software for Scantling Optimization and Least Production Cost
Rigo, Philippe ULg

in Ship Technology Research = Schiffstechnik (2003)

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See detailA Probabilistic Simultaneous Iterative Reconstruction Technique Approach Applied to Subsurface Seismic Tomography
Sage, Sandrine; Grandjean, Gilles; Verly, Jacques ULg

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See detailCompte rendu de l’atelier 3 « Quelle géographie pour quels débouchés »
Vauchel, Bernadette ULg

in Géographes Associés (Ed.) actes de géoforum Liège, 2003 – Quelle géographie enseigner demain à l’université ? (2003)

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See detailSynthesis and characterization of new inorganic polymeric composites based on kaolin or white clay and on ground-granulated blast furnace slag
Lecomte, I.; Liégeois, Monique ULg; Rulmont, André ULg et al

in Journal of Materials Research (2003), 18(11), 2571-2579

Alkali activation of dehydroxylated kaolin or clay yielded high-strength polymeric materials, so-called geopolymers. They were synthesized by mixing the aluminosilicate with solutions of sodium ... [more ▼]

Alkali activation of dehydroxylated kaolin or clay yielded high-strength polymeric materials, so-called geopolymers. They were synthesized by mixing the aluminosilicate with solutions of sodium metasilicate and KOH followed by adding 45 wt.% of ground-granulated blast furnace slag. The influence of the aluminosilicate source, its activation temperature, and the order of mixing raw materials were studied on the workability of the blending paste, the microstructure, and the Vickers hardness of the geopolymer samples. The polymeric material is completely amorphous according to x-ray diffraction. Solid-state 27Al and 29Si magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance showed that the geopolymer consists of AlO 4 and SiO 4 tetrahedra linked together through a polymeric network constituted by branched entities SiQ 4(4Al) and SiQ 4(3Al), but also by less-polymerized silicates SiQ 1 and SiQ 2. Scanning electron microscopy showed a homogeneous polymeric gel matrix containing unreacted slag (and quartz) grains; thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry exhibited a high content of water and an elevated melting point (1260 °C). Vickers hardness values are in the range of 200 MPa. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Motivation. Comprendre et agir.
Chenu, Florent ULg; Crepin, Françoise ULg; Jehin, Monique ULg

Learning material (2003)

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See detailAnalysis of the Llandovery in the Paraná Basin, Paraguay, boreholes 269-R1 and 269-R2
Mauller, P. M.; Pereira, E.; Grahn, Y. et al

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See detailEnantiomeric separation of aminoglutethimide by capillary electrophoresis using native cyclodextrins in single and dual systems
Abushoffa, A. M.; Fillet, Marianne ULg; Marini Djang'Eing'A, Roland ULg et al

in Journal of Separation Science (2003), 26(6-7), 536-542

Aminoglutethimide (AGT) is one of the few examples of chiral drugs that can be enantioseparated by capillary electrophoresis using any of the three native cyclodextrins: alpha-, beta-, or gamma-CD. A ... [more ▼]

Aminoglutethimide (AGT) is one of the few examples of chiral drugs that can be enantioseparated by capillary electrophoresis using any of the three native cyclodextrins: alpha-, beta-, or gamma-CD. A complete resolution of the enantiomers of this compound in cationic form could be achieved with each of the three CDs, using a pH 3 phosphoric acid-triethanolamine buffer. Affinity constants for AGT enantiomers with the three native CDs were determined, confirming that the highest selectivity was given by gamma-CD while the strongest complexation was obtained with beta-CD. However, an opposite affinity pattern was observed with the latter. Selectivity was lower for AGT enantiomers in dual CD systems, compared to that obtained with a single selector at its optimal concentration, which confirms that dual systems are of more limited interest when the two selectors have a similar effect on the analyte mobility. These results are in good agreement with those predicted using recently developed mathematical models. [less ▲]

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See detailPregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein 58c [Fragment] from Ovis aries placenta - Access number - P83495
El Amiri, B.; Remy, B.; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg et al

E-print/Working paper (2003)

N-terminal microsequence obtained after purification and characterization of placental proteins in ovine species. Proteins were submitted to SwissProt databank.

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See detailThe frame problem in cognitive modeling
Anselme, Patrick ULg

in Cognitive Science Quarterly (2003), 3(3), 329-350

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See detailNouveau concept algorithmique pour un modèle de laminage à froid en régime mixte
STEPHANY, A.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg; COLLETTE, C. et al

in Proceedings of the 6ème colloque national en calcul des structures (2003)

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See detailRomans. Volume II
Simenon, Georges; Dubois, Jacques ULg; Denis, Benoît ULg

Book published by Gallimard (2003)

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See detailStatistique bayésienne des processus ponctuels marqués. Le rôle des variables latentes dans la démarche de modélisation.
Bernier, Jacques; Parent, Eric; Boreux, Jean-Jacques ULg

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En statistique bayésienne le raisonnement conditionnel est à la base de la solidarité étroite entre modélisation et calcul par algorithmes MCMC. Un des aspects les plus fructueux de son utilisation est l ... [more ▼]

En statistique bayésienne le raisonnement conditionnel est à la base de la solidarité étroite entre modélisation et calcul par algorithmes MCMC. Un des aspects les plus fructueux de son utilisation est l'utilisation explicite des variables latentes ou cachées. On présente trois exemples de séries météorologiques représentées par des modèles de processus ponctuels marqués de complexité croissante. Sur ces exemples on montre la souplesse de modélisation et les facilités de calcul apportées par les variables latentes en relation avec les techniques "d'augmentation de données de Tanner". [less ▲]

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