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See detailInvestigations on Both Chemical Composition and Insecticidal Activities on Essential Oils of Vepris heterophylla (Rutaceae) from Two Localities of Northern Cameroon Towards Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Ngamo, Tinkeu L.S.; Noudjou, W.Félicité; Ngassoum, Martin B. et al

in Research Journal of Biological Sciences (2007), 2(1), 57-61

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See detailRetroperitoneal abscess from dropped appendicolith complicating laparoscopic appendectomy.
Lambo, A.; NCHIMI LONGANG, Alain ULg; Khamis, J. et al

in European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie (2007), 17(2), 139-41

Abscesses can occur after appendectomy. With the increasing use of laparoscopy, this risk has increased in the same way as the incidence of abscesses related to dropped gallstones increased after ... [more ▼]

Abscesses can occur after appendectomy. With the increasing use of laparoscopy, this risk has increased in the same way as the incidence of abscesses related to dropped gallstones increased after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However, this occurrence has been rarely reported. We describe here the case of a young patient who developed retroperitoneal abscess one year after laparoscopic appendectomy. [less ▲]

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See detailMorph switching in a dimorphic population of Triturus alpestris (Amphibia, Caudata)
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Lena, Jean-Paul; Joly, Pierre

in Evolutionary Ecology (2007), 21(3), 325-335

The usual life cycle of Alpine newts comprises an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial juvenile and adult stage. However, some populations differ from this pattern in exhibiting facultative ... [more ▼]

The usual life cycle of Alpine newts comprises an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial juvenile and adult stage. However, some populations differ from this pattern in exhibiting facultative paedomorphosis where some individuals reach sexual maturity while retaining larval traits such as gills and gill slits. While paedomorphic newts can, in some circumstances, initiate metamorphosis, once a newt has commenced metamorphosis, the state is irreversible. Because the frequency of this switching from one morph to the other has never been quantified in the wild, we attempted to estimate switching rate and survival by carrying out a 3-year monitoring survey of a population inhabiting an alpine lake. While morph switching did occur in this population, it involved a relatively low proportion of the paedomorphs (approx. 12%), suggesting that metamorphosis is not favoured in the study population. The hypothesis of paedomorphic advantage was not supported since neither survival nor body condition differed between morphs. The ontogenetic pathway of wild Alpine newts is thus characterised by two forks in the developmental pathway. The first occurs during the larval stage (metamorphosis vs. paedomorphosis), and the second occurs in paedomorphic adults (switching for metamorphosis vs. continuation of the paedomorphic lifestyle). Such a two-level decision process may allow individuals to cope with environmental uncertainty. [less ▲]

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See detailSound production mechanism in the clownfish Amphiprion clarkii (Amphiprioninae, Pomacentridae)
Colleye, Orphal ULg; Herrel, Anthony; Mauguit, Quentin et al

in Journal of Morphology (2007), 268(12), 1061

Clownfishes live in social group within sea anemones. They are prolific “singers” that produce a wide variety of sounds, described as “pops” and “chirps”, involved in both reproductive and agonistic ... [more ▼]

Clownfishes live in social group within sea anemones. They are prolific “singers” that produce a wide variety of sounds, described as “pops” and “chirps”, involved in both reproductive and agonistic interactions. Although clownfish sounds were recorded since 1930, the mechanism of sound production has remained unresolved. <br />The sounds used to describe the sonic mechanism were directed towards hetero- and conspecifics that approach their sea anemone host. Sound recordings were synchronized using a high speed video (500 fps) coupled or not with an X-ray system. These systems allowed to quantify the movements of external and internal bones during sound production. Sounds were typically accompanied by rapid (< 30 ms) head movements such as elevation of the skull, lowering of the hyoid bar and the anterior part of the branchial basket, retraction of the pectoral girdle, and finally closing of the mouth. Synchronization of sound pulses with X-ray images indicates that sound is produced when the hyoid apparatus is completely lowered and the mouth closed by a previously unknown mechanism. <br />Dissections of freshly dead specimens reveal an unusual ligament responsible for the rapid mouth closing. This ligament joins the hyoid bar to the internal part of the mandible. Acting as a cord, it forces the mandible to turn around its articulation during the lowering of the anterior part of the branchial basket, forcing the mouth to close. Sounds result from the collision of the jaw teeth, transferring energy to the jaws that are presumably the sound radiator. [less ▲]

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See detailMolecular organization of surfactin-phospholipid monolayers: Effect of phospholipid chain length and polar head
Bouffioux, O.; Berquand, A.; Eeman, M. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes (2007), 1768(7), 1758-1768

Mixed monolayers of the surface-active lipopeptide surfactin-C-15 and various lipids differing by their chain length (DMPC, DPPC, DSPC) and polar headgroup (DPPC, DPPE, DPPS) were investigated by atomic ... [more ▼]

Mixed monolayers of the surface-active lipopeptide surfactin-C-15 and various lipids differing by their chain length (DMPC, DPPC, DSPC) and polar headgroup (DPPC, DPPE, DPPS) were investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) in combination with molecular modeling (Hypermatrix procedure) and surface pressure-area isotherms. In the presence of surfactin, AFM topographic images showed phase separation for each surfactin-phospholipid system except for surfactin-DMPC, which was in good agreement with compression isotherms. On the basis of domain shape and line tension theory, we conclude that the miscibility between surfactin and phospholipids is higher for shorter chain lengths (DMPC > DPPC > DSPC) and that the polar headgroup of phospholipids influences the miscibility of surfactin in the order DPPC > DPPE > DPPS. Molecular modeling data show that mixing surfactin and DPPC has a destabilizing effect on DPPC monolayer while it has a stabilizing effect towards DPPE and DPPS molecular interactions. Our results provide valuable information on the activity mechanism of surfactin and may be useful for the design of surfactin delivery systems. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailParticipation politique et citoyenneté des populations d’origine immigrée
Martiniello, Marco ULg; Bousetta, Hassan ULg

in Martiniello, Marco; Rea, Andrea; Dassetto, Felice (Eds.) Immigration et intégration en Belgique francophone. Etat des savoirs (2007)

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See detailRmd9p controls the processing/stability of mitochondrial mRNAs and its overexpression compensates for a partial deficiency of oxa1p in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Nouet, Cécile ULg; Bourens, Myriam; Hlavacek, Otakar et al

in Genetics (2007), 175(3), 1105-15

Oxa1p is a key component of the general membrane insertion machinery of eukaryotic respiratory complex subunits encoded by the mitochondrial genome. In this study, we have generated a respiratory ... [more ▼]

Oxa1p is a key component of the general membrane insertion machinery of eukaryotic respiratory complex subunits encoded by the mitochondrial genome. In this study, we have generated a respiratory-deficient mutant, oxa1-E65G-F229S, that contains two substitutions in the predicted intermembrane space domain of Oxa1p. The respiratory deficiency due to this mutation is compensated for by overexpressing RMD9. We show that Rmd9p is an extrinsic membrane protein facing the matrix side of the mitochondrial inner membrane. Its deletion leads to a pleiotropic effect on respiratory complex biogenesis. The steady-state level of all the mitochondrial mRNAs encoding respiratory complex subunits is strongly reduced in the Deltarmd9 mutant, and there is a slight decrease in the accumulation of two RNAs encoding components of the small subunit of the mitochondrial ribosome. Overexpressing RMD9 leads to an increase in the steady-state level of mitochondrial RNAs, and we discuss how this increase could suppress the oxa1 mutations and compensate for the membrane insertion defect of the subunits encoded by these mRNAs. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacteristics of familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA) - Review
Daly, Adrian ULg; Vanbellinghen, Jean-François ULg; Beckers, Albert ULg

in Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism (2007), 2(6), 725-733

The familial occurrence of pituitary adenomas has been recognized for many years and currently accounts for approximately 5% of all cases. Molecular, genetic and clinical features of familial pituitary ... [more ▼]

The familial occurrence of pituitary adenomas has been recognized for many years and currently accounts for approximately 5% of all cases. Molecular, genetic and clinical features of familial pituitary adenomas have been well characterized in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1) and Carney's complex (CNC), which account for the majority of familial pituitary tumor cases. These conditions are caused by MEN1 and PRKAR1A gene mutations, respectively, and the clinical and pathological features of pituitary pathology in these diseases differ from those of sporadic pituitary tumors. Familial acromegaly has been recognized for many years and, more recently, the clinical features of this clinical phenotype, referred to as isolated familial somatotropinoma, have been clarified. Over the past decade, the concept of non-MEN-1/CNC familial pituitary tumors has been expanded significantly to include all phenotypes, a condition known as familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA). In FIPA, tumors can present homogeneously (same phenotype) or heterogeneously (different tumor phenotypes) within the same family. Compared with sporadic pituitary adenomas, patients with FIPA have a younger age at diagnosis and have larger tumors. The clinical features of FIPA differ from those of MEN-1 in terms of a higher frequency of somatotropinomas and a lower frequency of prolactinomas. The recent discovery of the involvement of mutations in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor interacting protein (AIP) gene in association with pituitary tumors has provided new information regarding potential mechanisms of tumorigenesis in FIPA patients. While very infrequent in sporadic pituitary tumors, approximately 15% of FIPA patients have AIP mutations, rising to half of patients with familial acromegaly. In this review, we detail the clinical features of FIPA and discuss tumor pathology and genetic findings in this increasingly recognized clinical condition. [less ▲]

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See detailPouvoirs locaux et dialogue interreligieux en Europe
Husson, Jean-François ULg; Mahiels, Julie

in Palard, Jacques (Ed.) Des dieux dans la ville. Le dialogue interculturel et interreligieux au niveau local (2007)

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See detailBrain responses to violet, blue, and green monochromatic light exposures in humans: prominent role of blue light and the brainstem
Vandewalle, Gilles ULg; Schmidt, Christina ULg; Albouy, Geneviève ULg et al

in PLoS ONE (2007), 2(11), 1247

BACKGROUND: Relatively long duration retinal light exposure elicits nonvisual responses in humans, including modulation of alertness and cognition. These responses are thought to be mediated in part by ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Relatively long duration retinal light exposure elicits nonvisual responses in humans, including modulation of alertness and cognition. These responses are thought to be mediated in part by melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells which are more sensitive to blue light than violet or green light. The contribution of the melanopsin system and the brain mechanisms involved in the establishment of such responses to light remain to be established. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We exposed 15 participants to short duration (50 s) monochromatic violet (430 nm), blue (473 nm), and green (527 nm) light exposures of equal photon flux (10(13)ph/cm(2)/s) while they were performing a working memory task in fMRI. At light onset, blue light, as compared to green light, increased activity in the left hippocampus, left thalamus, and right amygdala. During the task, blue light, as compared to violet light, increased activity in the left middle frontal gyrus, left thalamus and a bilateral area of the brainstem consistent with activation of the locus coeruleus. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: These results support a prominent contribution of melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells to brain responses to light within the very first seconds of an exposure. The results also demonstrate the implication of the brainstem in mediating these responses in humans and speak for a broad involvement of light in the regulation of brain function. [less ▲]

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See detailLevel of S100B protein expression in the amnion at various gestational ages in the third trimester of normal pregnancies.
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULg; Komoto, Yoshiko; Kinugasa, Yukiko et al

in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (2007), 86(8), 915-20

BACKGROUND: S100B protein is a unique calcium-binding protein. Its biological role within the cell populations is not completely defined. Some pathological conditions that develop during pregnancy could ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: S100B protein is a unique calcium-binding protein. Its biological role within the cell populations is not completely defined. Some pathological conditions that develop during pregnancy could affect S100B concentrations in the amniotic fluid, cord blood, and maternal serum. The aim of our study was to assess the correlation between S100B protein expression in the amnion, amniotic fluid and gestational age in the third trimester of uncomplicated pregnancies. METHODS: Amnion, amniotic fluid, maternal peripheral and umbilical cord blood samples were collected from healthy women who delivered at 31-36 weeks (n=17), 37-40 weeks (n=22), and 41-42 weeks (n=21). The expression of S100B in the amnion was assessed by immunohistochemistry and real-time (RT)-PCR, and its concentrations in amniotic fluid, maternal and cord blood sera were determined by ELISA. RESULTS: The S100B protein expression in the amnion and its concentrations in amniotic fluid, maternal and cord blood sera of patients in the third trimester were not significantly different at various gestational ages. CONCLUSIONS: The S100B protein expression in the amnion and the S100B protein concentrations in amniotic fluid, maternal and cord blood do not vary significantly in the third trimester of uncomplicated pregnancies. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of the stage of maturation and varieties on the chemical composition of banana and plantain peels
Happi Emaga, Thomas ULg; Andrianaivo, Rado; Wathelet, Bernard ULg et al

in Food Chemistry (2007), 103(2), 590-600

A study of the chemical composition of six varieties of fruit peels of the banana and plantain: dessert banana (Musa AAA), plantain (Musa AAB) cooking banana (Musa ABB) and hybrid (Musa AAAB) at three ... [more ▼]

A study of the chemical composition of six varieties of fruit peels of the banana and plantain: dessert banana (Musa AAA), plantain (Musa AAB) cooking banana (Musa ABB) and hybrid (Musa AAAB) at three stages of ripeness, was carried out in order to explore their potential applications. The varieties did not affect chemical constituents in a consistent manner. Peel of the six varieties was rich in total dietary fibre (TDF) (40-50%). The protein content in peel of the banana and plantain was 8-11%. Leucine, valine, phenylalanine and threonine were essential amino acids in significant quantities: Lysine was the limiting amino acid. The content of lipid varied from 2.2% to 10.9% and was rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid. Potassium was the most significant mineral element. Peel of plantain was richer in starch than were the banana peels. Maturation of fruits involved increase in soluble sugar content and, at the same time, decrease in starch. The degradation of the starch under the action of the endogenous enzymes, may explain the increase in the soluble sugar content. Further investigations on the composition and the physiological functions (using animal-feeding experiments) of these dietary fibres must be considered. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailFormer à l'information ... et ailleurs ?
Pochet, Bernard ULg

in Cadet, Frédéric (Ed.) Actes du séminaire national : De l’information à la connaissance, Poitiers, 28-30 août 2006 (2007)

This paper intend to propose to the participants of the Summer School to see examples and models from abroad putting into perspective their own practices to strengthen or, hopefully, provoke questions ... [more ▼]

This paper intend to propose to the participants of the Summer School to see examples and models from abroad putting into perspective their own practices to strengthen or, hopefully, provoke questions. Will be discussed during the briefing, the Belgian situation and EduDOC group, patterns of training in French-speaking Belgium, a draft assessment of skills, the "information commons", a new librarie's service and the problem based learning ", showing the need for an institutional policy. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Dusty Young Universe: photometry and spectroscopy of quasars at z > 2
Meisenheimer, K.; Hutsemekers, Damien ULg; Tacconi, L. et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailEquity of achievement : A matter of education structures ?
Baye, Ariane ULg; Monseur, Christian ULg

in The Second IEA International Research Conference : Proceedings of the IRC-2006 (2007)

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