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See detailCompte rendu de Reliques et châsses de la collégiale de Soignies
George, Philippe ULg

in Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique (2003)

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See detailIdentification of type II and type III pyoverdine receptors from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
de Chial, Magaly; Ghysels, Bart ULg; Beatson, Scott A. et al

in Microbiology (Reading, England) (2003), 149(Pt 4), 821-31

Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces, under conditions of iron limitation, a high-affinity siderophore, pyoverdine (PVD), which is recognized at the level of the outer membrane by a specific TonB-dependent ... [more ▼]

Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces, under conditions of iron limitation, a high-affinity siderophore, pyoverdine (PVD), which is recognized at the level of the outer membrane by a specific TonB-dependent receptor, FpvA. So far, for P. aeruginosa, three different PVDs, differing in their peptide chain, have been described (types I-III), but only the FpvA receptor for type I is known. Two PVD-producing P. aeruginosa strains, one type II and one type III, were mutagenized by a mini-TnphoA3 transposon. In each case, one mutant unable to grow in the presence of the strong iron chelator ethylenediaminedihydroxyphenylacetic acid (EDDHA) and the cognate PVD was selected. The first mutant, which had an insertion in the pvdE gene, upstream of fpvA, was unable to take up type II PVD and showed resistance to pyocin S3, which is known to use type II FpvA as receptor. The second mutant was unable to take up type III PVD and had the transposon insertion in fpvA. Cosmid libraries of the respective type II and type III PVD wild-type strains were constructed and screened for clones restoring the capacity to grow in the presence of PVD. From the respective complementing genomic fragments, type II and type III fpvA sequences were determined. When in trans, type II and type III fpvA restored PVD production, uptake, growth in the presence of EDDHA and, in the case of type II fpvA, pyocin S3 sensitivity. Complementation of fpvA mutants obtained by allelic exchange was achieved by the presence of cognate fpvA in trans. All three receptors posses an N-terminal extension of about 70 amino acids, similar to FecA of Escherichia coli, but only FpvAI has a TAT export sequence at its N-terminal end. [less ▲]

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See detailA new version of the moment method, optimized for mode identification in multiperiodic stars
Briquet, Maryline ULg; Aerts, C.

in Interplay of periodic, cyclic and stochastic variability in selected areas of the H-R diagram: proceedings of a workshop held in Brussels, Belgium, 22-24 July 2002 (2003)

We present a numerical version of the moment method for the identification of non-radial pulsation modes. The new version requires less computation time than the previous one, allowing to consider all the ... [more ▼]

We present a numerical version of the moment method for the identification of non-radial pulsation modes. The new version requires less computation time than the previous one, allowing to consider all the information contained in the first three moments of a multiperiodic star and to identify multiple modes simultaneously. This, together with the use of a new discriminant which considers the moments calculated at each time of observation, increases the feasibility and the accuracy of the mode identification for multiperiodic stars. Moreover, the technique is extended to rotating pulsating stars. We apply the new version to three B stars showing multiperiodicity. [less ▲]

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See detailFlow cytometric cerebrospinal fluid analysis in children
Häusler, M.; Sellhaus, B.; Schweizer, K. et al

in Pathology Research and Practice (2003), 199(10), 667-675

Flow cytometry (FC) is of increasing importance for the analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytes because of its ability to detect a large spectrum of cellular characteristics (granularity, volume ... [more ▼]

Flow cytometry (FC) is of increasing importance for the analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytes because of its ability to detect a large spectrum of cellular characteristics (granularity, volume, surface antigen expression) even in small amounts of cells. Data on CSF FC in children are very limited. Here, we summarize our 3-year experience of CSF FC routinely performed in pediatric patients with assumed inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) disease. Among 109 samples sent for analysis, flow cytometric detection of major leukocyte subsets was possible in 78% (85 out of 109), which exceeds the 31% rate of our retrospective microscopic pediatric control group. Apart from physiologic lymphocytes (100%) or monocytes (48%), 11 out of these 85 samples showed granulocytes, two showed proliferated monocytes, and nine displayed proliferated lymphocytes. In most children, the proliferated lymphocytes consisted of a polyclonal population of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. Compared with literature data, eight children showed abnormally composed lymphocyte subsets (surface antigen expression) within the main lymphocyte population. However, none of these changes was specific for distinct diseases or allowed a distinction between patients with and without primary inflammatory processes. These data suggest that CSF FC may be the most effective modality to differentiate major CSF leukocyte subsets. At present, further differentiation of distinct cell populations, such as proliferated lymphocytes, is of limited clinical impact. This may, however, gain increasing interest in the future. [less ▲]

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See detailDe la géographie des professeurs à la géographie de l’action : une place nouvelle dans l’enseignement secondaire
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Belgeo (2003), 2003(2), 157-164

Within 50 years, school geography changed drastically, especially in the secondary schools of French-speaking Belgium. This evolution, made of four major phases, is related with the changes of both ... [more ▼]

Within 50 years, school geography changed drastically, especially in the secondary schools of French-speaking Belgium. This evolution, made of four major phases, is related with the changes of both, societies and values. Although school geography is not any more a “reduction” of academic geography, its evolution is also related with the changes that took place within universities. On the basis of a SWOT analysis, forces and weaknesses of this secondary school geography are underlined and some action proposals are suggested. [less ▲]

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See detailLa lecture, moteur de changement : performances et engagement d'un pays à l'autre : résultats de PISA 2000
Kirsch, I.; De Jong, J.; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

Book published by OCDE (2003)

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See detailIncreased dioxin/PCB body burden in diabetics: findings in a population-based study in Belgium
Fierens, S.; Mairesse, H.; Heilier, H. et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2003), 60-65

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See detailLes effets de la formation professionnelle continue : une enquête auprès des bénéficiaires des actions du Fonds social européen en Wallonie et à Bruxelles
Conter, Bernard; Maroy, Christian; Orianne, Jean-François ULg

in Politiques d'Education et de Formation : Analyses et Comparaisons Internationales (2003), 7

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See detailApport à la connaisance du genre Rhizophagus Herbst, 1793 (Coleoptera: Clavicornia Monotomidae) en région wallonne (Belgique)
Thieren, Yves; Fagot, Jean ULg; Lhoir, Jonathan et al

in Notes Fauniques de Gembloux (2003), 50

During a trapping year in two hardwood forests of Walloonia, the Rhizophagus reveale to be the most abundant saproxylic beetles. The authors give comments on the different species met, on the relations ... [more ▼]

During a trapping year in two hardwood forests of Walloonia, the Rhizophagus reveale to be the most abundant saproxylic beetles. The authors give comments on the different species met, on the relations between species and trapping methods and on the species activity during the six months trapping. Waiting for an exhaustive revision of the genera, a primary point is made on the Rhizophagus in Belgium and a prime list is given with a lot of ethological considerations. [less ▲]

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See detailLevels of PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs in International Fast Food Samples
Focant, Jean-François ULg; Pirard, Catherine ULg; De Pauw, Edwin ULg

in Organohalogen Compounds (2003), 60-65

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See detailÀ l’ombre du pouvoir. Les entourages princiers au Moyen Âge
Marchandisse, Alain ULg; Kupper, Jean-Louis ULg

Book published by Droz (2003)

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See detailOptimization methods for parameter identification of constitutive models in finite viscoplasticity and damage
Stainier, Laurent ULg; KLEINERMANN, J.-P.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of PLASTICITY 2003 (2003)

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See detailThiamine triphosphate and thiamine triphosphatase activities: from bacteria to mammals
Makarchikov, Alexander F; Lakaye, Bernard ULg; Gulyai, I. E. et al

in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences : CMLS (2003), 60(7), 1477-1488

In most organisms, the main form of thiamine is the coenzyme thiamine diphosphate. Thiamine triphosphate (ThTP) is also found in low amounts in most vertebrate tissues and can phosphorylate certain ... [more ▼]

In most organisms, the main form of thiamine is the coenzyme thiamine diphosphate. Thiamine triphosphate (ThTP) is also found in low amounts in most vertebrate tissues and can phosphorylate certain proteins. Here we show that ThTP exists not only in vertebrates but is present in bacteria, fungi, plants and invertebrates. Unexpectedly, we found that in Escherichia coli as well as in Arabidopsis thaliana, ThTP was synthesized only under particular circumstances such as hypoxia (E. coli) or withering (A. thaliana). In mammalian tissues, ThTP concentrations are regulated by a specific thiamine triphosphatase that we have recently characterized. This enzyme was found only in mammals. In other organisms, ThTP can be hydrolyzed by unspecific phosphohydrolases. The occurrence of ThTP from prokaryotes to mammals suggests that it may have a basic role in cell metabolism or cell signaling. A decreased content may contribute to the symptoms observed during thiamine deficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailRhinotrachéite infectieuse bovine
Thiry, Etienne ULg; Schynts, Frédéric; Gogev, Sacha et al

in Lefèvre, P. C.; Blancou, Jean; Chermette, R. (Eds.) Principales maladies infectieuses et parasitaires du bétail, Europe et régions chaudes, généralités, maladies virales (2003)

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See detailComplex Hydrogeological Study of the Alluvial Transboundary Aquifer of Szamos/Somes (Romania-Hungary)
Lenart, Laszlo; Madarasz, Tamas; Miko, Lajos et al

in Water resources management in the 21th century. Subtheme 4, Relevance and sustainability of the intensive groundwater developments (2003)

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See detailPlacental proteins secreted in maternal circulation: useful indicators for both pregnancy diagnosis and embryonic mortality in bovine species
Moreira da Silva, F.; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Figueiredo, J. R. et al

in Revista Portuguesa de Zootecnia (2003), 10(1), 99-121

During the last decades, several research groups developed investigations in order to characterize proteins or glycoproteins synthesized by ruminant placenta. As result of these investigations, a large ... [more ▼]

During the last decades, several research groups developed investigations in order to characterize proteins or glycoproteins synthesized by ruminant placenta. As result of these investigations, a large family of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins was identified in bovine ovine and caprine placenta. By using molecular biology techniques, it was demonstrated that they are members of the aspartic proteinase superfamily, in which they co-exist with pepsinogens, renin, cathepsin D and E, etc. Due to their secretion in large amounts by the trophoblastic binucleated cells, bovine PAGs are detectable in maternal circulation soon after implantation. In the present work, in addition to the physiological and biochemical characterization of bovine PAGs, it will be showed how the measurement of PAG concentrations in maternal blood is useful for both pregnancy confirmation and follow-up of the fetus-placental well-being. Available information related to other placental proteins will be also discussed. [less ▲]

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