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See detailStudy of the combined effects of temperature, pH and Aw on the growth rate of Trichoderma asperellum using a response surface methodology
Begoude, B. A. D.; Lahlali, R.; Friel, D. et al

Poster (2006)

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See detailBlood vessel changes during pregnancy: a review.
Henry, Frédérique ULg; Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Valverde-Lopez, Jenny C et al

in American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (2006), 7(1), 65-9

The profound endocrine upheaval of pregnancy is frequently associated with changes in the function and structure of the blood and lymph microvasculature of the skin and mucosae. Palmar erythema is ... [more ▼]

The profound endocrine upheaval of pregnancy is frequently associated with changes in the function and structure of the blood and lymph microvasculature of the skin and mucosae. Palmar erythema is frequent but rarely severe and is associated with burning sensations. Spider telangiectasias develop in the majority of pregnant White women but are less often identified in women with darker skin. Hemangiomas and glomus tumors occur in one-third of women. A firm edema may develop on the face and extremities in the final months of pregnancy. Venous hypertension and varicosities of the lower limbs are common. Gingivitis, gum hypertrophy, and pyogenic granuloma are common in the oral cavity. The vaginal mucosa is also affected, showing a violaceous aspect, at times accompanied by varicosities of the vulva. Many gestational vascular changes regress spontaneously in the postpartum phase. Some vascular tumors may need to be treated with a vascular laser or intense pulsed light. [less ▲]

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See detailInhibition of ceramide-redox signaling pathway blocks glomerular injury in hyperhomocysteinemic rats.
Yi, F.; Zhang, A. Y.; Li, N. et al

in Kidney International (2006), 70(1), 88-96

Ceramide-activated NAD(P)H oxidase has been reported to participate in homocysteine (Hcys)-induced abnormal metabolism of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in rat glomerular mesangial cells. However, it ... [more ▼]

Ceramide-activated NAD(P)H oxidase has been reported to participate in homocysteine (Hcys)-induced abnormal metabolism of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in rat glomerular mesangial cells. However, it remains unknown whether this ceramide-redox signaling pathway contributes to glomerular injury induced by hyperhomocysteinemia (hHcys) in vivo. The present study was designed to address this question, defining the role of ceramide and activated NAD(P)H oxidase in the development of hHcys-induced glomerular injury. Uninephrectomized Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a folate-free diet for 8 weeks to produce hHcys and the de novo ceramide synthesis inhibitor myriocin or the NAD(P)H oxidase inhibitor apocynin was administrated. Rats with folate-free diet significantly increased plasma Hcys levels, renal ceramide levels, and NAD(P)H oxidase activity accompanied by marked glomerular injury. Treatment of rats with myriocin significantly reduced ceramide levels and improved glomerular injury, as shown by decreased urinary albumin excretion and reduced glomerular damage index. ECM components changed towards to normal levels with decreased tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 and increased matrix metalloproteinase-1 activity. NAD(P)H oxidase activity and Rac GTPase activity were reduced by 69 and 66%, respectively. In rats treated with apocynin, similar beneficial effects in protecting glomeruli from hHcys-induced injury were observed. These results support the view that de novo ceramide production is involved in Hcys-induced NAD(P)H oxidase activity in the kidney of hHcys rats and indicate the important role of ceramide-mediated redox signaling in hHcys-induced glomerular injury in rats. [less ▲]

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See detailParasites and the island syndrome: the colonization of the western Mediterranean islands by Heligmosomoides polygyrus (Dujardin, 1845)
Nieberding, Caroline M. ULg; Morand, S.; Libois, Roland ULg et al

in Journal of Biogeography (2006), 33(7), 1212-1222

Aim Populations of free-living vertebrates on islands frequently differ from their mainland counterparts by a series of changes in morphometric, life-history, behavioural, physiological and genetic traits ... [more ▼]

Aim Populations of free-living vertebrates on islands frequently differ from their mainland counterparts by a series of changes in morphometric, life-history, behavioural, physiological and genetic traits, collectively referred to as the 'island syndrome'. It is not known, however, whether the 'island syndrome' also affects parasitic organisms. The present study establishes the colonization pattern of the Mediterranean islands by the nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus, a direct and specific parasite of rodent hosts of the Apodemus genus, and evaluates the effects of island colonization by this species on two components of the island syndrome: the loss of genetic diversity and the enlargement of the ecological niche. Location Heligmosomoides polygyrus was sampled on seven western Mediterranean islands - Corsica, Crete, Elba, Majorca, Minorca, Sardinia and Sicily - as well as in 20 continental locations covering the Mediterranean basin. Methods The mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (690 base pairs) was sequenced in 166 adult H. polygyrus individuals sampled in the 27 continental and island locations. Phylogenetic reconstructions in distance, parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian posterior probabilities were carried out on the whole cytochrome b gene data set. The levels of nucleotide, haplotype and genetic divergence (Kimura two-parameter distance estimator) diversities were estimated in each island population and in the various continental lineages. Results Phylogenetic reconstructions show that the mainland origins of H. polygyrus were continental Spain for the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Minorca), northern Italy for the Tyrrhenian Islands (Corsica, Sardinia, Elba), southern Italy for Sicily, and the Balkan region for Crete. A comparison of island H. polygyrus populations with their mainland source populations revealed two characteristic components of the island syndrome in this parasite. First, island H. polygyrus populations display a significant loss of genetic diversity, which is related (r(2) = 0.73) to the distance separating the island from the mainland source region. Second, H. polygyrus exhibits a niche enlargement following insularization. Indeed, H. polygyrus in Corsica is present in both A. sylvaticus and Mus musculus domesticus, while mainland H. polygyrus populations are present exclusively in Apodemus hosts. Main conclusions Our results show that H. polygyrus has undergone a loss of genetic diversity and a niche (host) enlargement following colonization of the western Mediterranean islands. To our knowledge, this study provides the first evidence for components of the 'island syndrome' in a parasitic nematode species. [less ▲]

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See detailProfiling food consumption : comparison between USA and EU
Duquesne, Brigitte ULg; Matendo, Sadrac; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Competitiveness in Agriculture and the Food Industry: US and EU Perspectives (2006)

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See detailReal-time RT-PCR quantification of mRNA encoding cytokines, CC chemokines and CCR3 in bronchial biopsies from dogs with eosinophilic bronchopneurnopathy
Peeters, Dominique ULg; Peters, I. R.; Clercx, Cécile ULg et al

in Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology (2006), 110(1-2), 65-77

Idiopathic canine eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy (EBP) is a disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the pulmonary interstitium and bronchial mucosa, a cause for which has not yet been ... [more ▼]

Idiopathic canine eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy (EBP) is a disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the pulmonary interstitium and bronchial mucosa, a cause for which has not yet been discovered. A recent study, examining the relative proportion of various lymphocyte cell subsets within bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from dogs with EBP, has shown a selective increase in CD4(+) T-cells and a selective decrease in CD8(+) T-cells, suggesting that a similar Th2 immune response might occur in EBP. The aim of the present study was to determine the profile of cytokine, chemokine and CC chemokine receptor 3 (CCR3) messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in bronchial tissue from dogs with EBP. Real-time RT-PCR assays were used for the quantification of mRNA encoding for a panel of cytokines, CC chemokines and CCR3 in perendoscopic bronchial biopsies from eight dogs with EBP and seven age-matched control dogs. Messenger RNA transcribed from the housekeeping gene glyceraldehyde-3 -phosphate dehydrogenase was used for normalisation of the threshold cycle in order to determine the relative copy numbers of the transcripts. No significant difference in the expression of any cytokine, MCP-1, -2, -4 and CCR3 was found between control and EBP dogs. The expression of transcript for MCP-3, eotaxin-2 and -3 was significantly greater in bronchial biopsies from dogs with EBP than in samples from control dogs while there was significantly less mRNA encoding RANTES in the mucosa of dogs with EBP. In conclusion, the cytokine mRNA expression profile in perendoscopic bronchial biopsies is similar in dogs with EBP and dogs without respiratory disease. Further studies on the quantification of mRNA encoding cytokines in isolated T lymphocytes from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid or bronchial biopsies are needed before any conclusion on the cytokine profile in canine EBP can be drawn. Eotaxin-2, -3 and MCP-3 appear to be implicated in the pathogenesis of the disease. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailA Text Mining-based Recommendation System for Customer Decision Making in Online Product Customization
Ittoo, Ashwin ULg; Zhang, Yi Yang; Jiao, Roger

in IEEE Proceedigns of International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (2006)

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See detailImpact of acute cadmium exposure on the trunk lateral line neuromasts and consequences on the "C-start" response behaviour of the sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.; Teleostei, Moronidae).
Faucher, Karine ULg; Fichet, Denis; Miramand, Pierre et al

in Aquatic Toxicology (2006), 76(3-4), 278-94

Behavioural responses of sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax were investigated after exposure to cadmium ions in laboratory-controlled conditions. The aim of this study was to discover whether environmental ... [more ▼]

Behavioural responses of sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax were investigated after exposure to cadmium ions in laboratory-controlled conditions. The aim of this study was to discover whether environmental exposure to cadmium ions inactivates fish lateral line system neuromasts, and to determine the behavioural consequences of such a sensory blockage. For this, fish escape behaviour in response to an artificial water jet was recorded using a 25-frames s(-1) analog video camera before and after cadmium exposure. Experimental set up was tested with fish whose lateral line system was artificially inactivated by antibiotics (gentamicin and streptomycin). Histological analyses with scanning electron microscopy showed antibiotic treatment destroyed lateral line system neuromasts. In addition, these fish did not respond to stimulations provoked by the water jet after antibiotic treatment. Fish escape behaviour was then recorded before and after cadmium exposure at two different concentrations. When fish were exposed to the first concentration of cadmium tested (0.5 microg l(-1), which represents the maximal cadmium concentration encountered in contaminated estuaries), no alteration in neuromast tissue was observed. In addition, before cadmium exposure, fish responded positively in 98.41 +/- 4.95% of lateral line system stimulations (escape behaviour in response to the water jet). After cadmium exposure, no behavioural modification could be detected: the fish responded positively in 95.16 +/- 9.79% of stimulations (chi(2) = 2.464, p = 0.116). In contrast, the high cadmium concentration used (5 microg l(-1), which represents 10 times the concentration occurring in highly polluted estuarine areas) involved severe neuromast tissue damage. Just after such cadmium exposure, fish showed only 41.67 +/- 35.36% of positive responses to their lateral line system stimulations, while they responded positively in 95.93 +/- 9.10% of stimulations under control conditions (chi(2) = 24.562, p < 0.0001). Their lateral line system neuromasts seemed to regenerate about 1 month after cadmium exposure. Associated with this regeneration, from the 21st day after cadmium exposure, their escape behaviour had recovered and was not significantly different from that recorded under control conditions (86.74 +/- 20.82%, chi(2) = 2.876, p = 0.090). This study shows that although 5 microg l(-1) cadmium is able to damage lateral line system neuromasts and causes fish behavioural alterations, fish exposed to 0.5 microg l(-1) cadmium displayed neither tissue neuromast nor behavioural modification. [less ▲]

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See detailLa problématique chablis, s'y préparer et gérer la crise ! (1ère partie)
Collin, Jean-François; Jourez, Benoît ULg; Hebert, Jacques ULg

in Forêt Wallonne (2006), (80), 3-12

L’objectif de la présente réflexion est de répondre à quelques questions clés face auxquelles la filière bois se trouve confrontée lors d’événements venteux occasionnant des chablis de grande ampleur. Que ... [more ▼]

L’objectif de la présente réflexion est de répondre à quelques questions clés face auxquelles la filière bois se trouve confrontée lors d’événements venteux occasionnant des chablis de grande ampleur. Que faire ? Comment diminuer les risques ? Comment limiter les pertes ? Ces questions servent de fil conducteur à un projet de recherche mené actuellement en Région wallonne. Ce projet ainsi que quelques éléments de réponse quant à la limitation des risques sont présentés ci-après. [less ▲]

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See detailIntroduction à la prise de vue HDV/HDCam
Hamers, Jérémy ULg; Cappelle, Louis-Philippe

Conference given outside the academic context (2006)

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See detailCapital social et résultats sociaux de l'éducation
Baye, Ariane ULg; Mainguet, Christine ULg

in Houard, Jean; Jacquemain, M. (Eds.) Capital social et dynamique régionale (2006)

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See detailEntre égalité des chances et égalité des résultats : l’approche par les capacités d’Amartya Sen
Orianne, Jean-François ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (2006)

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See detailLa "compétence discursive" en néerlandais langue étrangère: prosodie et syntaxe
Rasier, Laurent ULg

Scientific conference (2006)

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See detailProtection and maintenance of permanent pastures
Gobin, B.; Brodsky, L.; Tychon, Bernard ULg et al

in Kay, Simon; Sima, Aleksandra; Loudjani, Philippe (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th MARS PAC Annual Conference, 2006 (2006)

All farmers receiving direct payments are subject to compulsory cross-compliance which includes standards related to the maintenance and protection of permanent pastures. Questionnaire techniques and ... [more ▼]

All farmers receiving direct payments are subject to compulsory cross-compliance which includes standards related to the maintenance and protection of permanent pastures. Questionnaire techniques and spatio-temporal analyses demonstrated that the ratio of permanent pasture area to agricultural land provides a simple tool for monitoring and controlling the protection of permanent pastures at the regional to Member State level. Huge variations in the ratio across Europe were related to the importance of permanent pastures, the interpretation of definitions, sources of information used, differences in calculation, and the presence of protective and/or sensitive zones. Precautionary or complementary measures are in place in most Member States in order to prevent decreases in the ratio. The implementation of GAEC standards related to permanent pastures overlaps with the standard management requirements, national legislation and current agri-environmental programmes. The study advocates the establishment of a comprehensive geo-information platform consisting of a topologically correct inventory of all permanent pasture parcels in a 1:1 geo-referenced relation between IACS and LPIS; ancillary spatially explicit data such as orthophotos, remote sensing images and other thematic geo-databases; and, geodatabases with parcel information compiled for other monitoring purposes such as those within the framework of the Nitrates Directive or 2nd pillar support. [less ▲]

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See detailIl mito culturale di Cartagine nel primo Novecento tra letteratura e cinema
Curreri, Luciano ULg

in Alovisio, Silvio; Barbera, Alberto (Eds.) Cabiria & Cabiria (2006)

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See detailHigh-Resolution GC Coupled to High-Resolution MS in the Analysis of Dioxins and Related Substances, Principles and Applications
Eppe, Gauthier ULg; De Pauw, Edwin ULg; Focant, Jean-François ULg

in Niessen, W. M. A. (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry, Volume 8, Hyphenated Methods (2006)

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See detailLe rôle pivot des variables latentes pourle raisonnement statistique conditionnel. Exemples d'applications environnementales des processus ponctuels marqués.
Parent, E.; Bernier, J.; Boreux, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Revue de Statistique Appliquée (2006), 54(4), 85-111

En statistique bayésienne, le raisonnement conditionnel probabiliste fonde la solidarité étroite entre modélisation et inférence. Dans le cadre de ce raisonnement, un rôle pivot est joué par les variables ... [more ▼]

En statistique bayésienne, le raisonnement conditionnel probabiliste fonde la solidarité étroite entre modélisation et inférence. Dans le cadre de ce raisonnement, un rôle pivot est joué par les variables latentes. Ce mode de raisonnement peut s’avérer utile aussi en statistique fréquentiste. On présente trois séries hydrométéorologiques décrites par des modèles de processus ponctuels marqués de complexité croissante. Sur ces exemples, on montre comment récolter les fruits de la souplesse de modélisation et des facilités de calcul apportées par les variables latentes. Ces variables améliorent la conceptualisation de variables de structure dans les modèles statistiques et permettent aux calculs d’inférence de bénéficier des algorithmes MCMC en relation avec les techniques «d’augmentation de données». [less ▲]

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