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See detailPenser l'immigration et l'intégration autrement : une initiative belge inter-universitaire
Martiniello, Marco ULg; Khader, Bichara; Timmerman, Christiane et al

Book published by Bruylant (2006)

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See detailGreen leaf area decline of wheat top three leaves in Belgium and G-D of Luxembourg from 2003 to 2005 : the relationships with grain yield.
Martin, B.; El Jarroudi, Moussa ULg; Tychon, Bernard ULg

in Bibliotheca fragmenta agronomica - Book of proceedings (2006), 11(1), 167-168

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See detailA nonlinear time-domain homogenization technique for laminated iron cores in three-dimensional finite-element models
Gyselinck, Johan; V Sabariego, Ruth ULg; Dular, Patrick ULg

in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (2006), 42(4), 763-766

The authors present a novel nonlinear homogenization technique for laminated iron cores in three-dimensional (3-D) finite-element (FE) models of electromagnetic devices. The technique takes into account ... [more ▼]

The authors present a novel nonlinear homogenization technique for laminated iron cores in three-dimensional (3-D) finite-element (FE) models of electromagnetic devices. The technique takes into account the eddy current effects in the stacked core without the need of modeling all laminations separately. A nonlinear constitutive magnetic law is considered. The system of nonlinear algebraic equations obtained after time discretization is solved by means of the Newton-Raphson scheme. By way of validation, the method is applied to a 3-D FE model of a laminated ring core with toroidal coil. [less ▲]

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See detailThe riddle of genuine skin microrelief and wrinkles.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Thirion, L.; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2006), 28(6), 389-95

Wrinkles result from distinct structural changes occurring in specific parts of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. There is a need for evidenced-based cosmetology identifying and quantifying the ... [more ▼]

Wrinkles result from distinct structural changes occurring in specific parts of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. There is a need for evidenced-based cosmetology identifying and quantifying the different aspects of wrinkling. Histology allows to detect specific changes associated with particular types of wrinkles. Four main types of wrinkles can thus be recognized, including the atrophic crinkling rhytids, the permanent elastotic creases, the dynamic expression lines, and the gravitational folds. Each type usually develops on specific skin regions exhibiting distinct microanatomical characteristics. Whereas skin microrelief, expression lines and skin folds appear clearly marked at the histological level, only little dermal changes are identified under other reducible or permanent wrinkles compared with the skin immediately adjacent to them. Distinguishing different types of wrinkles brings more precision to the clinical practice. This is of importance because the different types of wrinkles respond differently to cosmetic, dermatological and surgical treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of Ser-His-Glu triad in alpha-amylases
Marx, Jean Claude; Feller, Georges ULg

Poster (2006)

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See detailRecombinant bovine herpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4) expressing glycoprotein D of BoHV-1 is immunogenic and elicits serum-neutralizing antibodies against BoHV-1 in a rabbit model.
Donofrio, Gaetano; Cavirani, Sandro; Vanderplasschen, Alain ULg et al

in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (2006), 13(11), 1246-54

Several biological characteristics of bovine herpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4) make it a good candidate as a gene delivery vector for vaccination purposes. These characteristics include little or no pathogenicity ... [more ▼]

Several biological characteristics of bovine herpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4) make it a good candidate as a gene delivery vector for vaccination purposes. These characteristics include little or no pathogenicity, unlikely oncogenicity, the capability to accommodate large amounts of foreign genetic material, the ability to infect several cell types coming from different animal species, and the ability to maintain transgene expression in both undifferentiated and differentiated cells. Starting from BoHV-4 cloned as a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC), we used MuA transposase-mediated in vitro transposition to generate recombinant BoHV-4 expressing the immunodominant glycoprotein D (gD) of BoHV-1, one of the most important pathogens of cattle. Although a cis-acting element from woodchuck hepatitis virus (the woodchuck hepatitis virus posttranscriptional regulatory element [WPRE]) in the 3' end of the gD expression cassette was required for maximal gD expression from plasmids in transient transfection assays, this element was not necessary for efficient expression of gD from recombinant BoHV-4 genomes. BoHV-4 recombinants containing gD expression cassettes with or without the WPRE expressed gD at similarly high levels. Several cell lines originating from different animal species expressed gD when infected with BoHV-4 recombinants. When rabbits were immunized with one of the recombinants, high levels of serum neutralizing antibodies against BoHV-1 were generated. This work is one of the first demonstrations of the use BoHV-4 as a vector for vaccine purposes and may provide the basis for BoHV-1 vaccination of cattle with recombinant BoHV-4. [less ▲]

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See detailLes apories de l’engagement
Vrancken, Didier ULg

in Guillaume, Jean-François (Ed.) Aventuriers solitaires en quête d’utopie. Les formes contemporaines de l’engagement (2006)

Quel sens donner aujourd'hui aux notions de retrait et d'engagement sans une société de plus en plus traversée par les impératifs de participation, d'implication, de mobilisation des ressources et des ... [more ▼]

Quel sens donner aujourd'hui aux notions de retrait et d'engagement sans une société de plus en plus traversée par les impératifs de participation, d'implication, de mobilisation des ressources et des compétences ? [less ▲]

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See detailPotential Estimation of Fatty Acid Content in Cow Milk by Mid-Infrared Spectrometry
Soyeurt, Hélène ULg; Dardenne, Pierre; Lognay, Georges ULg et al

in Prooceedings of the 35th ICAR session (2006)

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See detailElectroantennogram of Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera:Culicidae) to chemical compounds from fermented infusions and improvement of gravid mosquito trapping
Latte, Nicolas ULg

Master's dissertation (2006)

The urban mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) uses chemicals to locate suitable water pools for oviposition. These chemicals when identified can be used to trap gravid female ... [more ▼]

The urban mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) uses chemicals to locate suitable water pools for oviposition. These chemicals when identified can be used to trap gravid female mosquitoes. Experiments in Davis and in Sacramento (California, in the United States) were made to improve the trapping efficiency of Reiter/Cumming gravid traps baited by several attractants (or attractant blends). Unfortunately, it appeared that the number of gravid female mosquitoes collected was not sufficient to differentiate the efficacy of attractant blends tested by statistical analysis. However, a positive correlation between the total mosquito number collected daily and the highest humidity shows that the mosquito oviposition activity seems to be influenced by the humidity during the night. Observations on total number of mosquitoes and the highest temperature seem to reveal a threshold temperature which is critical for the adult mosquito survival. A coupled gas chromatography – electronantennography (GC-EAD) protocol was also developed step by step in order to find new Culex quinquefasciatus oviposition attractants. After obtaining repetitive electroantennographic (EA) response, two comparison experiments (SPME fiber type and infusion type) were made to finalize the specific GC-EAD/SPME protocol. This with the aim to prospect new attractants from fermented Bermuda grass infusion. Analyses based on all results permit to distinguish the EA responses from random perturbations (electromagnetic and vibration). GC-EAD/SPME of Bermuda grass infusion analyses confirms the presence of 10 and the activity of 9 chemical compounds as established by Du and Millar in 1999. Furthermore, experiments on Culex quinquefasciatus performed with the new protocol, brought to light the EA activity of 10 other unknown chemicals, 7 of which are low molecular weight chemical compounds. These new chemicals have now to be identified and their ability to elicit EA responses still has to be confirmed. [less ▲]

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See detailFast method to predict an earing profile based on Lankford coefficients and yield locus
Lelotte, Thomas; Duchene, Laurent ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg

in Mota Soares, C. A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the III European Conference on Computational Mechanics Solids (ECCM III) (2006)

This paper compares three methods to determine the earing profile that appears during the deep-drawing test of a circular steel sheet. Three steel grades will be studied. The first method is an ... [more ▼]

This paper compares three methods to determine the earing profile that appears during the deep-drawing test of a circular steel sheet. Three steel grades will be studied. The first method is an experimental test made by a hydraulic press. The second one is a finite ele-ment method (FEM) deep-drawing simulation using a micro-macro texture based constitutive law. The last one directly determines the general aspect of the earing profile from the yield locus which is computed from the initial texture. The goal of this study is to validate the last approach. So, an earing profile prediction can quickly be obtained just from material’s tex-ture. [less ▲]

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See detailIrreversible passive energy transfer in coupled oscillators with essential nonlinearity
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Lee, Young Sup; Vakakis, Alexander F. et al

in SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (2006), 66(2), 648-679

We study numerically and analytically the dynamics of passive energy transfer from a damped linear oscillator to an essentially nonlinear end attachment. This transfer is caused by either fundamental or ... [more ▼]

We study numerically and analytically the dynamics of passive energy transfer from a damped linear oscillator to an essentially nonlinear end attachment. This transfer is caused by either fundamental or subharmonic resonance capture, and in some cases is initiated by nonlinear beat phenomena. It is shown that, due to the essential nonlinearity, the end attachment is capable of passively absorbing broadband energy at both high and low frequencies, acting, in essence, as a passive broadband boundary controller. Complicated transitions in the damped dynamics can be interpreted based on the topological structure and bifurcations of the periodic solutions of the underlying undamped system. Moreover, complex resonance capture cascades are numerically encountered when we increase the number of degrees of freedom of the system. The ungrounded essentially nonlinear end attachment discussed in this work can find application in numerous practical settings, including vibration and shock isolation of structures, seismic isolation,. utter suppression, and packaging. [less ▲]

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See detailApplicability of composite structures to sway frames
Bitar, D.; Caramelli, S.; Salvatore, W. et al

Report (2006)

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See detailBiotechnological approaches to cassava protein improvement
Stupak, M.; Vanderschuren, Hervé ULg; Gruissem, W. et al

in Trends in Food Science & Technology (2006), 17(12), 634-641

Cassava starchy storage roots are an excellent source of carbohydrates but lacking in protein. To enhance their nutritional quality, here we discuss several biotechnological strategies that might be used ... [more ▼]

Cassava starchy storage roots are an excellent source of carbohydrates but lacking in protein. To enhance their nutritional quality, here we discuss several biotechnological strategies that might be used to increase protein levels as well as improved essential amino acid content in transgenic cassava. Application of such strategies in this major crop could, in the long term, help to fight against malnutrition in those regions which depend heavily on cassava consumption. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLC method for the determination of R-timolol in S-timolol maleate: Validation of its ability to quantify and uncertainty assessment.
Marini Djang'Eing'A, Roland ULg; Chiap, Patrice ULg; Boulanger, Bruno ULg et al

in Talanta (2006), 68(4), 1166-1175

This article presents the validation results of a chiral liquid chromatographic (LC) method previously developed for the quantitative determination of R-timolol in S-timolol maleate samples. A novel ... [more ▼]

This article presents the validation results of a chiral liquid chromatographic (LC) method previously developed for the quantitative determination of R-timolol in S-timolol maleate samples. A novel validation strategy based on the accuracy profiles was used to select the most appropriate regression model, to assess the method accuracy within well defined acceptance limits and to determine the limits of quantitation as well as the concentration range. The validation phase was completed by the investigation of the risk profiles of various acceptable regression models in order to ensure the risk of obtaining the future measurements outside the acceptance limits fixed a priori. On the other hand, the present paper also shows how data used in this validation approach can be used to estimate the measurement uncertainty. The uncertainty derived from beta-expectation tolerance interval (sigma(Tol)(2)), which is equal to the uncertainty of measurements as well as the expanded uncertainty (U(x)) using a coverage factor k=2 was estimated. The uncertainty estimates obtained from validation data were finally compared with those obtained from interlaboratory and robustness studies. [less ▲]

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See detailThe use of various gas chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques for human biomonitoring studies
Patterson, Donald G.; Welch, S. M.; Focant, Jean-François ULg et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2006), 68

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See detailThe loss of the chloride channel, ClC-5, delays apical iodide efflux and induces a euthyroid goiter in the mouse thyroid gland.
van den Hove, Marie-France; Croizet-Berger, Karine; JOURET, François ULg et al

in Endocrinology (2006), 147(3), 1287-96

Genetic inactivation of ClC-5, a voltage-gated chloride channel prominently expressed in the kidney, leads to proteinuria because of defective apical endocytosis in proximal tubular cells. Because thyroid ... [more ▼]

Genetic inactivation of ClC-5, a voltage-gated chloride channel prominently expressed in the kidney, leads to proteinuria because of defective apical endocytosis in proximal tubular cells. Because thyroid hormone secretion depends on apical endocytosis of thyroglobulin (Tg), we investigated whether ClC-5 is expressed in the thyroid and affects its function, using Clcn5-deficient knockout (KO) mice. We found that ClC-5 is highly expressed in wild-type mouse thyroid ( approximately 40% of mRNA kidney level). The protein was immunolocalized at the apical pole of thyrocytes. In Percoll gradients, ClC-5 overlapped with plasma membrane and early endosome markers, but best codistributed with the late endosomal marker, Rab7. ClC-5 KO mice were euthyroid (normal T4 and TSH serum levels) but developed a goiter with parallel iodine and Tg accumulation (i.e. normal Tg iodination level). When comparing ClC-5 KO with wild-type mice, thyroid 125I uptake after 1 h was doubled, incorporation into Tg was decreased by approximately 2-fold, so that trichloroacetic acid-soluble 125I increased approximately 4-fold. Enhanced 125I- efflux upon perchlorate and presence of 125I-Tg as autoradiographic rings at follicle periphery demonstrated delayed iodide organification. Endocytic trafficking of 125I-Tg toward lysosomes was not inhibited. Expression of pendrin, an I-/Cl- exchanger involved in apical iodide efflux, was selectively decreased by 60% in KO mice at mRNA and protein levels. Thus, ClC-5 is well expressed in the thyroid but is not critical for apical endocytosis, contrary to the kidney. Instead, the goiter associated with ClC-5 KO results from impaired rate of apical iodide efflux by down-regulation of pendrin expression. [less ▲]

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See detailLe capital social : une introduction
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

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

The text presents the main articulations within social capital theory : formal and informal, thin and thick, bonding, bridging and linking social capital, with a word about the theory of the "dark side ... [more ▼]

The text presents the main articulations within social capital theory : formal and informal, thin and thick, bonding, bridging and linking social capital, with a word about the theory of the "dark side". It also adresses the question of what is at stake in this theory. Then, the text introduces the main themes of the book : the links between social capital and social cohesion, gender, education, media, entrepeneurship [less ▲]

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