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See detailPregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein 61b [Fragment] from Ovis aries placenta - Access number P83494
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 detailProlactin Suppresses Glucocorticoid-Induced Thymocyte Apoptosis in Vivo
Krishnan, Nithya; Thellin, Olivier ULg; Buckley, Donna J. et al

in Endocrinology (2003), 144(5), 2102-2110

The hypothesis that prolactin (PRL) functions as an immunomodulator was based on studies showing lymphocyte PRL receptors, and its effects on growth, differentiation, and apoptosis in lymphoid cells ... [more ▼]

The hypothesis that prolactin (PRL) functions as an immunomodulator was based on studies showing lymphocyte PRL receptors, and its effects on growth, differentiation, and apoptosis in lymphoid cells. However, studies of PRL (PRL-/-) and PRL receptor knockout mice indicated that PRL was not required for immune system development or function under basal conditions. Because PRL maintains survival in glucocorticoid (GC)-treated Nb2-T lymphocytes in vitro, and PRL and GCs are elevated during stress, we investigated whether PRL protected T cells in vivo from GC-induced apoptosis. Adrenalectomized mice [PRL -/-, undetectable PRL; pituitary grafted PRL-/- (PRL-/-Graft), elevated PRL; and PRL+/-, normal PRL] were treated with dexamethasone (DEX) or PBS. Thymocytes and splenocytes were isolated and annexin V labeling of phosphatidylserine, DNA fragmentation, and caspase-3 activation were assessed as indices of apoptosis. Total thymocytes and CD4+ and CD8+ T cells obtained from DEX-treated PRL-/- mice exhibited significantly increased annexin V binding. In contrast, binding was not altered by DEX in PRL-/-Graft thymocytes. In addition, DEX induced classic DNA fragmentation in PRL-/- thymocytes. Elevated serum PRL reduced this effect. Thymocytes from DEX-treated PRL-/- mice exhibited increased caspase-3 activation, which was inhibited in cells from PRL-/-Graft mice. Finally, elevated expression of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis, XIAP, was observed in thymi from DEX-treated PRL -/-Graft mice. This is the first demonstration that elevated PRL antagonizes apoptosis in thymocytes exposed to GCs in vivo. These observations suggest that, under conditions of increased GCs, such as during stress, elevated PRL functions physiologically to maintain survival and function of T-lymphocytes. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois. Hématome hépatique après une réanimation cardio-pulmonaire
Delanaye, Pierre ULg; De Fooz, Geoffroy; NCHIMI LONGANG, Alain ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(7-8, Jul-Aug), 463-464

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See detailA comparative analysis of non-fickean thermodiffusion by EIT and GENERIC
Lebon, Georgy ULg; Desaive, Thomas ULg; Colinet, P.

in 1st international exergy, energy and environment symposium (2003)

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See detailQu'il est long le chemin vers l'équité...
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in L'école, dans quel(s) sens ? Actes du 2e Congrès des chercheurs en éducation, Louvain-la-Neuve, 12-13 mars 2002 (2003)

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See detailLes didactiques du français, un prisme irisé
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg; Delcomminette, Bernadette ULg; Dumortier, Jean-Louis ULg et al

Book published by Editions Modulaires Européennes (2003)

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See detailLe pimecrolimus topique (Elidel).
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Fumal, I.; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(3), 168-71

Pimecrolimus inhibits some specific steps of the Th1 and Th2 immune reactions. It belongs to the class of ascomycin macrolactams. The topical drug formulation targets cutaneous inflammation, more ... [more ▼]

Pimecrolimus inhibits some specific steps of the Th1 and Th2 immune reactions. It belongs to the class of ascomycin macrolactams. The topical drug formulation targets cutaneous inflammation, more particularly lymphocytes and mast cells without impairing systemic immunosurveillance. Topical applications are indicated for treating atopic dermatitis. In this indication, it represents an alternative or an adjuvant drug to topical corticosteroids. The treatment of other dermatoses could also benefit from pimecrolimus. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of grassed buffer strip management on potential denitrification in a belgian agricultural watershed
Cors, Marie; Tychon, Bernard ULg

Conference (2003)

Riparian buffer strips are managed for the enhancement of water quality through control of non point source pollution. Denitrification in riparian buffer strips is thought to be the major process -with ... [more ▼]

Riparian buffer strips are managed for the enhancement of water quality through control of non point source pollution. Denitrification in riparian buffer strips is thought to be the major process -with nitrate uptake by plant growth- that reduces nitrate input in surface water. We investigated the Denitrifier Enzyme Activity (DEA) to test how the buffer strip management modifies the denitrification process. The experimental site is composed of a crop field and a 11 m wide grassed buffer strip at the border between the crop field and a tributary to the Attert river, South-East Belgium. Soil samples from the crop field and the buffer strip have been submitted to different imposed conditions combining glucose, nitrate and water saturation to investigate how antecedent water regime, nitrate and carbon content affect denitrification. The work included DEA measurements on undisturbed soil cores freshly sampled. Experiments on undisturbed soil cores identify the buffer strip as more effective in denitrification (p < 0.001) than the cropped field. However, experiments on samples conditioned under imposed carbon and/or nitrate contents emphasised the importance of micro-topography. [less ▲]

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See detailDu Séminaire de Géographie au Département de Géographie, Cent ans de géographie à l’Université de Liège, 1903-2003
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (2003), (43), 3-17

100-year history of teaching and research in geography at the University of Liege

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See detailInterprétation géométrique de la régression
Iemma, A. F.; Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (2003), (2), 1-28

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See detailKCNQ2 and KCNQ3 potassium channel genes in benign familial neonatal convulsions: expansion of the functional and mutation spectrum.
Singh, Nanda A; Westenskow, Peter; Charlier, Carole ULg et al

in Brain : A Journal of Neurology (2003), 126(Pt 12), 2726-37

Benign familial neonatal convulsions (BFNC) is a rare autosomal dominant generalized epilepsy of the newborn infant. Seizures occur repeatedly in the first days of life and remit by approximately 4 months ... [more ▼]

Benign familial neonatal convulsions (BFNC) is a rare autosomal dominant generalized epilepsy of the newborn infant. Seizures occur repeatedly in the first days of life and remit by approximately 4 months of age. Previously our laboratory cloned two novel potassium channel genes, KCNQ2 and KCNQ3, and showed that they are mutated in patients with BFNC. In this report, we characterize the breakpoints of a previously reported interstitial deletion in the KCNQ2 gene and show that only KCNQ2 is deleted. We identify 11 novel mutations in KCNQ2 and one novel mutation in the KCNQ3 potassium channel genes. In one family, the phenotype extends beyond neonatal seizures and includes rolandic seizures, and a subset of families has onset of seizures in infancy. In the Xenopus oocyte expression system, we characterize five KCNQ2 and one KCNQ3 disease-causing mutations. These mutations cause a variable loss of function, and selective effects on the biophysical properties of KCNQ2/KCNQ3 heteromultimeric channels. We report here the first dominant negative mutation in KCNQ2 that has a phenotype of neonatal seizures without permanent clinical CNS impairment. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrobiologische risico's in verbans met voeding
Daube, Georges ULg

in Institut Danone (Ed.) Boesdselveliligheid : een wetenschapelijke benadering (2003)

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See detailSpruce forests (Norway and Sitka spruce, including Douglas fir): Carbon and water fluxes, Balances, Ecological and ecophysiological determinants
Bernhofer, C.; Aubinet, Marc ULg; Clément, R. et al

in Valentini, Riccardo (Ed.) Fluxes of Carbon, Water and Energy of European Forests (2003)

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See detailEmotional Processing in Down Syndrome
Catale, Corinne ULg; Hogge, Michaël; Meulemans, Thierry ULg et al

in Books of Abstracts: 13th conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (2003)

In addition to mental retardation, Down Syndrome (DS) children present emotional deficits. Some authors have suggested that the emotional deficits observed in DS can be related to developmental changes ... [more ▼]

In addition to mental retardation, Down Syndrome (DS) children present emotional deficits. Some authors have suggested that the emotional deficits observed in DS can be related to developmental changes. However, the link between emotion and cognitive processing remains unclear.This study aims to assess the relationships between emotional and cognitive processing in DS children. More specifically, we wanted to assess whether cognitive development could predict emotional deficits. Eighteen children DS and 18 chronological age-matched (CA) children were presented with emotional tasks designed to tap their abilities (i) to label emotion through emotional faces and prosody, (ii) to attribute, from stories, cognitive and emotional states to characters and (iii) to process face identity and gaze behaviour. Cognitive functioning was assessed including attentional treatment, visuo-spatial working memory, receptive language and logical reasoning. The results confirmed that DS performed worse on both cognitive and emotional tasks than CA children. There are also strong correlations between cognitive (including language and logical reasoning measures) and emotional measures. These results suggest that emotional troubles in DS are related to their global cognitive development; they also suggest that the degree of mental retardation can predict the importance of emotional deficits in DS. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the feeding ecology of the pied kingfisher, Ceryle rudis at Lake Nokoué, Benin. Is there competition with fishermen ?
Laudelout, Arnaud; Libois, Roland ULg

in Cowx I.G. (Ed.) Interactions between fish and birds: implications for management (2003)

Lake Noukoué in southern Benin, is heavily exploited fishery, but it is also inhabited by numerous piscivorous birds, escpecially kingfishers. This study considers the similarity between the diet of ... [more ▼]

Lake Noukoué in southern Benin, is heavily exploited fishery, but it is also inhabited by numerous piscivorous birds, escpecially kingfishers. This study considers the similarity between the diet of kingfishers and fish available on the local market between mid-February to mi-May 1999, durng a low water level preriod. Excretory pellets were collected on the top of breeding banks and inside brood chambers. The diet was determined by comparing the bones recovered from the pellets with a reference collection. Eighteen prey categories were recognised in the 1099 diagnostic items. Kingfishers preyed mostly on cichlids (Sarotherodon melanotheron Rüppell and Hemichromis fasciatus Peters), clupeids (Ethmalosa fimbria (Bowdich)), eleotrids (Kribia sp.) and Hyporhamphus picarti (Val.). Prey size of H. fasciatus ranged from 22 to 73 mm (46.4 +/- 11.6 mm) and S. melanotheron from 24 to 65 mm (44 +/- 9.2 mm). The compositionof the diet varied depending on time and location. Overlap with marketed fish is limitid to S. melanotheron. [less ▲]

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See detailNew 1-alk(en)yl-1,3,5-trihydroxycyclohexanes from the Dufour gland of the African ant Crematogaster nigriceps
Laurent, Pascal ULg; Hamdani, Anissa; Braekman, Jean-Claude et al

in Tetrahedron Letters (2003), 44(7), 1383-1386

The Dufour gland of the African ant Crematogaster nigriceps contains a mixture of at least eight 1-heptadec(en)yl- and 1-nonadec(en)yl-1,3,5-trihydroxycyclohexane derivatives, the mono-unsaturated ... [more ▼]

The Dufour gland of the African ant Crematogaster nigriceps contains a mixture of at least eight 1-heptadec(en)yl- and 1-nonadec(en)yl-1,3,5-trihydroxycyclohexane derivatives, the mono-unsaturated components being the major ones (about 65%). They are accompanied by small amounts of (Z,Z)-dienic derivatives (<10%). The structures, the relative and absolute configurations, and the preferred conformation of these new compounds have been established by spectroscopic and chemical methods, whereas the positions of the double bond in the alkenyl chains were determined by DMDS derivatisation followed by linked scan EIMS. [less ▲]

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