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See detailReal sex in bacteria !
Gratia, Jean-Pierre; Thiry, Marc ULg

in Microbiology Today (2003), 30

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See detailAnalyse de la variabilité spatio-temporelle de la morphologie du chenal de la Warche en amont du barrage de Butgenbach (Belgique).
Assani, A. A.; Petit, François ULg; Buffin-Belanger, T. et al

in Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie (2003)

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See detailAlzheimer' Disease as a Disconnection Syndrome?
Delbeuck, Xavier; Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Collette, Fabienne ULg

in Neuropsychology Review (2003), 13(2), 79-92

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See detailAb initio study of MoS2 nanotube bundles
Verstraete, Matthieu ULg; Charlier, Jean-Christophe

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (2003), 68

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See detailSolution structural study of BlaI: implications for the repression of genes involved in beta-lactam antibiotic resistance.
Melckebeke, Helene Van; Vreuls, Christelle ULg; Gans, Pierre et al

in Journal of Molecular Biology (2003), 333(4), 711-20

beta-Lactamase and penicillin-binding protein PBP2' mediate staphylococcal resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, which are otherwise highly clinically effective. Two repressors (BlaI and MecI) regulate ... [more ▼]

beta-Lactamase and penicillin-binding protein PBP2' mediate staphylococcal resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, which are otherwise highly clinically effective. Two repressors (BlaI and MecI) regulate expression of these inducible proteins. Here, we present the first solution structure of the 82 amino acid residue DNA-binding domain of Bacillus licheniformis BlaI which is very similar in primary sequence to the medically significant Staphyloccocal BlaI and MecI proteins. This structure is composed of a compact core of three alpha-helices and a three-stranded beta-sheet typical of the winged helix protein (WHP) family. The protein/DNA complex was studied by NMR chemical shift comparison between the free and complexed forms of BlaI. Residues involved in DNA interaction were identified and a WHP canonical model of interaction with the operators is proposed. In this model, specific contacts occur between the base-pairs of the TACA motif and conserved amino acid residues of the repressor helix H3. These results help toward understanding the repression and induction mechanism of the genes coding for beta-lactamase and PBP2'. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst-principles calculation of the electronic, dielectric, and dynamical properties of CaF2
Verstraete, Matthieu ULg; Gonze, Xavier

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (2003), 68

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See detailLe rêve pavillonnaire et la logique du développement durable
Halleux, Jean-Marie ULg

in Le lotissement comme outil qualitatif du développement des villages. Actes du colloque du 4 novembre 2003 (2003)

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See detailLong-term disease-free survival in patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma after high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation.
Schetelig, Johannes; Fetscher, Sebastian; Reichle, Albrecht et al

in Haematologica (2003), 88(11), 1272-8

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AIL) have a poor prognosis with conventional treatment. DESIGN AND METHODS: We initiated an EBMT-based survey studying the ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AIL) have a poor prognosis with conventional treatment. DESIGN AND METHODS: We initiated an EBMT-based survey studying the impact of high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with AIL. Data on 29 patients, who were transplanted between 1992 and 1998 in 16 transplant centers, were collected on standardized documentation forms. RESULTS: The median age at transplantation was 53 years. HDCT was given as part of 1st-line therapy (N=14; 48%) or 2nd/3rd-line therapy (N=15; 52%). Regimens for the mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) included VIPE (N=7; 26%), DexaBEAM (N=6; 22%), CHOP-like regimens (N=6; 22%), other regimens (N=5; 19%) or alternatively growth factor alone (N=3; 11%). The median yield of PBSC was 3.8x106 CD34+cells/kg. Two patients received autologous bone marrow. The HDCT consisted of BEAM-type regimens in 16 patients, ICE-type regimens in 7, and other regimens in 6 patients. There was one treatment-related death. The rate of complete remissions increased from 45% before HDCT to 76% after HDCT. As of January 2003, after a median observation time of living patients of 5 years (range 2.5 to 10 years), 14 patients have died (13 from progressive disease), and 15 patients are alive. The probability of 5-year overall and event-free survival was 44% (95% CI, 22% to 66%) and 37% (95% CI, 17% to 57%), respectively. Long-term disease-free survival was observed in patients transplanted during 1st-line treatment as well as in the context of 2nd/3rd-line therapy. INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: There is evidence that AIL is susceptible to high-dose chemotherapy. HDCT and autologous stem cell transplantation should be considered in selected patients with AIL. [less ▲]

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See detailSalmonella contamination of pigs and pork in an integrated pig production system
Korsak Koulagenko, Nicolas ULg; Jacob, Benoit; Groven, Bénédicte et al

in Journal of Food Protection (2003), 66(7), 1126-1133

This paper describes the monitoring of Salmonella in a closed pig production system in Belgium over a 2-year period. A sampling scheme including animal feeds and carcasses was designed to cover the entire ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the monitoring of Salmonella in a closed pig production system in Belgium over a 2-year period. A sampling scheme including animal feeds and carcasses was designed to cover the entire chain of production from farrow to finishing pigs. Salmonella was detected by a method based on the use of semisolid Rappaport-Vassiliadis as a selective medium. The serotypes of the isolated strains were determined, and the antibiotic resistance of these strains to six antibiotics was also investigated. Feeds were found to be more contaminated than expected (10.2%, 34 of 332 samples). The percentage of positive fecal samples for pregnant sows (8.1%, 11 of 135 samples) was significantly higher than that for young and lactating sows (2.9%, 11 of 378 samples) (P<0.05). The percentage of positive samples for colon contents collected at the slaughterhouse (47.3%, 88 of 186 samples) was significantly higher than that for feces collected during the fattening stage (5.6%, 18 of 320 samples) (P<0.001). For carcass swab samples, the observed prevalence was 11.2% (17 of 152 samples). On farms, Salmonella recovery levels were higher for overshoe samples than for fecal samples, except for pregnant sows. Salmonella Typhimurium was the most frequently isolated serotype (32.2%, 55 of 171 samples), while Salmonella Brandenburg was predominant in the colon contents collected at the abattoir (21.4%, 18 of 84 samples). Feeds harbored a wide diversity of serotypes of minor epidemiological significance. Of 55 isolated strains of Salmonella Typhimurium, 11 (20%) were resistant to tetracycline, ampicillin, choramphenicol, streptomycin, trimethoprim, and nalidixic acid (R Type TeAmCSNa), while 12 (21.8%) were resistant to all of these antibiotics except nalidixic acid (R Type TeAmCS). The majority of Salmonella Typhimurium strains that exhibited resistance to more than four antimicrobial agents were characterized as Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 or as being closely related to Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 (7 of 12 isolates). In conclusion, our system of surveillance is effective in identifying most points of contamination in the production chain and will be useful in ongoing efforts to develop a Salmonella-free production system. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Macrolide Antibiotic Azithromycin Interacts With Lipids And Affects Membrane Organization And Fluidity: Studies On Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayers, Liposomes And J774 Macrophages
Tyteca, D.; Schanck, A.; Dufrene, Yf. et al

in Journal of Membrane Biology (2003), 192(3), 203-215

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See detailUse of atropine to inhibit vagally mediated baroreceptor reflex in horses undergoing dobutamine stress test
Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Detilleux, Johann ULg; Delguste, Catherine ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (2003), 446(5), 4

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See detailFattening of Belgian Blue double-muscled culled females: animal performance, carcass characteristics and meat quality
Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg; Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2003), 147(6, DEC-JAN), 423-431

In order to measure Animal performance and, carcass and meat characteristics of Belgian Blue double-muscled culled females, a fattening trial was carried out on a total of 78 animals. Fifteen females were ... [more ▼]

In order to measure Animal performance and, carcass and meat characteristics of Belgian Blue double-muscled culled females, a fattening trial was carried out on a total of 78 animals. Fifteen females were slaughtered at the beginning of the trial and 63 were fattened on a maize silage based diet. The initial average live weight was 571.2kg. The total fattening gain was 91.1 kg for a period of 91.4 days. At slaughter, the warm carcass weight was 405.9kg and the killing-out proportion 63.3%. The carcasses were characterised by a high proportion of muscles (67.6%) and rather low proportions of adipose tissue (18.2%) and bones (14.2%). The muscle and adipose tissue accretions were 36.0 and 28.2 kg. Meat was lean as indicated by high protein content (88.5%) and low fat content (6.6%) in dry matter. A high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids was also found (6.8 mol %). [less ▲]

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See detailFungal lectin, XCL, is internalized via clathrin-dependent endocytosis and facilitates uptake of other molecules.
Francis, Frédéric ULg; Marty-Detraves, Claire; Poincloux, Renaud et al

in European Journal of Cell Biology (2003), 82(10), 515-22

The lectin isolated from Xerocomus chrysenteron (XCL) displays a toxic activity towards insects. In order to assess its possible mode of action and to gather useful data for its potential use in insect ... [more ▼]

The lectin isolated from Xerocomus chrysenteron (XCL) displays a toxic activity towards insects. In order to assess its possible mode of action and to gather useful data for its potential use in insect-resistant transgenic plants, we investigated the effects of XCL at the cellular level. Immunofluorescence microscopy studies revealed that XCL is rapidly internalized into small endocytic vesicles that further coalesce in the perinuclear region. We show that XCL is endocytosed by the clathrin-dependent pathway, and is delivered to late endosome/lysosome compartments. The internalization of XCL seems to be general since it occurs in different cell types such as insect (SF9) or mammalian (NIH-3T3 and Hela) cell lines. In the presence of XCL, the uptake of GFP and BSA is greatly enhanced, demonstrating that XCL facilitates endocytosis. Thus, XCL could serve as a delivery agent to facilitate the endocytosis of proteins that do not enter the cell alone. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro stability and immunoreactivity of the native and recombinant plant food 2S albumins Ber e 1 and SFA-8
Murtagh, M.; Archer, D.; Dumoulin, Mireille ULg et al

in Clinical & Experimental Allergy : Journal of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (2003), 8

Background The ability of an intact protein to reach the circulatory system may be a prerequisite to allergenicity and many allergens, particularly those from plant foods, have been found to be ... [more ▼]

Background The ability of an intact protein to reach the circulatory system may be a prerequisite to allergenicity and many allergens, particularly those from plant foods, have been found to be consistently more resistant to digestion by pepsin than other proteins. Objective This study assessed the pepsinolytic stability of native 2S albumins from Brazil nut and sunflower seed and their recombinant versions produced in Pichia pastoris. The physicochemical stability of native and recombinant Brazil nut 2S albumins and recombinant sunflower seed 2S albumin was also assessed. The immunoreactivity of native Brazil nut 2S albumin and recombinant 2S albumins was compared using serum from patients allergic to Brazil nuts and animals immunized with native 2S albumins. Methods Digestibility was measured in simulated gastric fluid followed by SDS-PAGE. Circular dichroism spectra were used to analyse unfolding, as proteins were denatured by temperature, pH and guanidinium chloride. Immunoreactivity was assessed by immunoblot, RAST and ELISA. Results Brazil nut 2S albumin was significantly more resistant to proteolytic digestion than other Brazil nut proteins. It was also resistant to thermally and chemically induced denaturation. Equally high resistance to proteolytic digestion was observed with sunflower seed 2S albumin. The recombinant albumins mirrored their native counterparts in stability and immunoreactivity. Conclusion The important food allergen Brazil nut 2S albumin is as stable to digestion as is sunflower seed 2S albumin, whose allergenicity has yet to be determined. The 2S albumins and their recombinant counterparts could not be easily denatured by physicochemical treatments. The results suggest that 2S albumin is the only Brazil nut protein to reach the gut immune system intact. The production of properly folded recombinant proteins will facilitate mechanistic studies as well as diagnostic testing and antigen-based therapies. [less ▲]

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See detailLésions dentaires cervicales non carieuses - Deuxième partie
Gueders, Audrey ULg

in Actualités Dentaires de l'Université de Liège (2003)

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See detailStudy by the sum-frequency generation spectroscopy of a model biosensor : The biocytin-avidin complex*
Sartenaer, Y.; Dreesen, Laurent ULg; Humbert, Christophe et al

in Physicalia Magazine (2003), 25(3), 221-229

Infrared-visible sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy is used to study the recognition of a protein (avidin) by a derivated vitamin (biocytin). No interaction is observed when the measurements are ... [more ▼]

Infrared-visible sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy is used to study the recognition of a protein (avidin) by a derivated vitamin (biocytin). No interaction is observed when the measurements are performed on metallic substrates in the normal co-propagative configuration. When the biocytin layer is deposited on a CaF2 substrate and the SFG measurements are performed in the total internal reflection configuration, drastic modifications in the C-H and N-H spectral ranges attest the molecular recognition of avidin by biocytin. The specificity of the recognition process is confirmed by replacing avidin by other proteins. [less ▲]

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See detailL'interscripteur et le rhapsode
Servais, Christine ULg

in Parouty-David, Françoise; Zilberberg, Claude (Eds.) Sémiotique et esthétique (2003)

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See detailThermometer ions for matrix-enhanced laser desorption/ionization internal energy calibration
Greisch, Jean-François ULg; Gabelica, Valérie ULg; Remacle, Françoise ULg et al

in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry : RCM (2003), 17(16), 1847-1854

This work describes a method to use relative fragmentation yields to characterize the internal energy distribution of ions produced by matrix-enhanced laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MELDI ... [more ▼]

This work describes a method to use relative fragmentation yields to characterize the internal energy distribution of ions produced by matrix-enhanced laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MELDI-MS, see: Wright LG, Cooks RG, Wood KL. Biomed. Mass Spectrom. 1985; 12:153162). Assuming that the fragmentation proceeds statistically and that the collisions in the source lead to a Boltzmann-like distribution of the internal energy, a characteristic parameter, the effective temperature, is introduced to describe the internal energy distribution of the ions observed. The hypotheses, advantages and drawbacks of the implementation of the method that uses substituted benzylpyridinium salts as thermometer ions are discussed. Use is made of two matrices that produce no matrix cations in MELDI and are suitable for small cationic salts. The actual value of this effective temperature significantly depends on an accurate determination of the threshold dissociation energies and on the time spent in the source, in addition to the statistical hypothesis itself. The method could be applied to normalize spectra in order to compare results issued from different instruments. [less ▲]

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