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See detailChanging concepts in plant hormone action
Gaspar, Thomas ULg; Kevers, Claire ULg; Faivre-Rampant, Odile et al

in In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant (2003), 39(2, MAR-APR), 85-106

A plant hormone is not, in the classic animal sense, a chemical synthesized in one organ, transported to a second organ to exert a chemical action to control a physiological event. Any phytohormone can be ... [more ▼]

A plant hormone is not, in the classic animal sense, a chemical synthesized in one organ, transported to a second organ to exert a chemical action to control a physiological event. Any phytohormone can be synthesized everywhere and can influence different growth and development processes at different places. The concept of physiological activity under hormonal control cannot be dissociated from changes in concentrations at the site of action, from spatial differences and changes in the tissue's sensitivity to the compound, from its transport and its metabolism, from balances and interactions with the other phytohormones, or in their metabolic relationships, and in their signaling pathways as well. Secondary messengers are also involved. Hormonal involvement in physiological processes can appear through several distinct manifestations (as environmental sensors, homeostatic regulators and spatio-temporal synchronizers, resource allocators, biotime adjusters, etc.), dependent on or integrated with the primary biochemical pathways. The time has also passed for the hypothesized 'specific' developmental hormones, rhizocaline, caulocaline, and florigen: root, stem, and flower formation result from a sequential control of specific events at the right places through a coordinated control by electrical signals, the known phytohormones and nonspecific molecules of primary and secondary metabolism, and involve both cytoplasmic and apoplastic compartments. These contemporary views are examined in this review. [less ▲]

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See detailPurificazione delle proteine associate alla gestazione (PAG) nella bufala (Bubalus bubalis): risultati preliminari.
Barbato, O.; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Malfatti, A. et al

in Atti 2o Congresso Nazionale sull’Allevamento del Bufalo (2003)

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See detailLa Zone Villageoise de Chasse de Sia (Ranch de Gibier de Nazinga, Burkina Faso)
Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Ouédraogo, M.

in Parcs & Réserves (2003), 58(2), 32-44

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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 detailInositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate is essential for normal T lymphocyte development
Pouillon, V.; Hascakova-Bartova, R.; Pajak, B. et al

in Nature Immunology (2003), 4

Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (Ins(1,4,5)P(3)) is phosphorylated by Ins(1,4,5)P(3) 3-kinase, generating inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,5)P(4)). The physiological function of Ins(1,3,4,5)P(4 ... [more ▼]

Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (Ins(1,4,5)P(3)) is phosphorylated by Ins(1,4,5)P(3) 3-kinase, generating inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,5)P(4)). The physiological function of Ins(1,3,4,5)P(4) is still unclear, but it has been reported to be a potential modulator of calcium mobilization. Disruption of the gene encoding the ubiquitously expressed Ins(1,4,5)P(3) 3-kinase isoform B (Itpkb) in mice caused a severe T cell deficiency due to major alterations in thymocyte responsiveness and selection. However, we were unable to detect substantial defects in Ins(1,4,5)P(3) amounts or calcium mobilization in Itpkb(-/-) thymocytes. These data indicate that Itpkb and Ins(1,3,4,5)P(4) define an essential signaling pathway for T cell precursor responsiveness and development [less ▲]

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See detailLa libre circulation des personnes dans l’Union européenne. Chronique de jurisprudence et de législation
Carlier, Jean-Yves ULg

in Journal de Droit Européen [=JDE] (2003), 11(107), 79

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See detailPopulism and producerism in Europe and United States
Jamin, Jérôme ULg

Conference (2003)

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See detailIn vitro paradigms for the study of GnRH neuron function and estrogen effects.
Matagne, Valerie; LEBRETHON, Marie-Christine ULg; Gerard, Arlette et al

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2003), 1007

The elaboration of in vitro paradigms has enabled direct study of GnRH secretion and the regulation of this process. Common findings using different models are the pulsatile nature and calcium-dependency ... [more ▼]

The elaboration of in vitro paradigms has enabled direct study of GnRH secretion and the regulation of this process. Common findings using different models are the pulsatile nature and calcium-dependency of GnRH secretion, the excitatory effect of glutamate, and the inhibitory or excitatory effect of GABA. Among the different paradigms, the fetal olfactory placode cultures exhibit the unique property of migration in vitro and may retain the capacity to undergo maturational changes in vitro. The short-term incubation of hypothalamic explants obtained at different ages enables one to study developmental changes as well. Estrogens may have important roles in the regulation of GnRH function and can act indirectly via the neighboring neuronal/glial apparatus and directly on GnRH neurons at the cell body and terminal levels. A direct effect is supported by the recent localization of ERalpha and ERbeta transcripts in GnRH neurons using most paradigms. Discrepant effects of estrogens on GnRH neurons were observed since GnRH biosynthesis is inhibited while GnRH secretion can be either stimulated, unaffected, or reduced. It is likely that the regulatory role of sex steroids including estradiol is very complex since it could involve direct and indirect effects on GnRH neurons through genomic and/or non-genomic mechanisms. [less ▲]

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See detailWhole-body FDG PET imaging as a method for staging and early assessment of treatment response in pediatric patients with lymphoma.
DE BARSY; DEPAS, G.; DRESSE, Marie-Françoise ULg et al

in Journal of Nuclear Medicine (The) (2003), 44

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See detailDavid Malouf
Delrez, Marc ULg

in Schlager, Nigel; Lauer, Josh (Eds.) Contemporary Novelists (2003)

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See detailComments on Pouillot, R., Gerbier, G. & Gadner, I.A. “TAGS”, a program for the evaluation of test accuracy in the absence of a gold standard
Berkvens, D. L.; Speybroeck, N.; Lesaffre, E. et al

in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2003), 59

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See detailExercices de mathématiques pour le premier cycle — Volume 1 : Algèbre et géométrie
Dupont, Pascal ULg

Book published by De Boeck Université - 2e édition (2003)

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See detailCitizenship and Migration - S. Castles and A. Davidson
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in International Sociology (2003), 18(2), 417-418

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See detailPulmonary scintigraphy
Votion, Dominique ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Dyson, S. J.; Pilsworth, R. C.; Twardock, A. R. (Eds.) et al Equine Scintigraphy (2003)

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See detailDeciphering the impaired cytokine cascades in chronic leg ulcers (review).
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Henry, Frédérique ULg; Paquet, Philippe ULg et al

in International Journal of Molecular Medicine (2003), 11(4), 411-8

Chronic leg ulcers are typically wounds that do not heal at a normal rate. Impaired healing appears to be due to primary microvascular changes and it is aggravated by ongoing bacteria-driven vasculitis ... [more ▼]

Chronic leg ulcers are typically wounds that do not heal at a normal rate. Impaired healing appears to be due to primary microvascular changes and it is aggravated by ongoing bacteria-driven vasculitis. The various cytokines identified in experimental wounds are also present in leg ulcers. VEGF is strongly implicated as a promoter of blood vessel growth in patients with venous disease. In addition, there is good evidence of increased expression of bFGF, TGF-beta1, and PDGF in lipodermatosclerosis. All of these growth factors are involved in wound healing. Upregulated TGF-beta1 is probably one of the main causes of the fibrosis observed in lipodermatosclerosis. In leg ulcers, cytokines appear to be trapped in the perivascular fibrinoid deposits. It is not the nature and amount of cytokines that are inadequate in leg ulcers, but rather their spatial distribution. Dermal dendrocytes (DD) are resident factor XIIIa-enriched macrophages. They likely play a role in tissue repair when boosted adequately. New therapies aiming at helping the release of cytokines by DD apparently promote and improve the healing phase. [less ▲]

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