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See detailChitosan-based biomimetic scaffolds and methods for preparing the same
Filée, Patrick; Freichels, Astrid ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

Patent (2011)

The invention concerns chitosan-based biomimetic scaffolds and methods for modulating their intrinsic properties such as rigidity, elasticity, resistance to mechanical stress, porosity, biodegradation and ... [more ▼]

The invention concerns chitosan-based biomimetic scaffolds and methods for modulating their intrinsic properties such as rigidity, elasticity, resistance to mechanical stress, porosity, biodegradation and absorbance of exudates. Therefore, the present invention relates to a layered chitosan-based scaffold wherein said layered scaffold comprises at least two fused layers, wherein at least one layer consists of a chitosan nanofiber scaffold membrane and at least one of the other layers of a porous chitosan scaffold support layer. Moreover, the present invention provides a layered chitosan-based scaffold characterized by (i) a good adhesion between the porous and nanofiber layers, (ii) a tuneable porosity of the nanofiber layer by tuning the distance between the nanofibers, (iii) a stable nanofibers and porous morphology even when immersed in water or other solvents and a process for the preparation of such layered chitosan-based scaffold.Finally, the present invention provides the use of the layered electrospun chitosan-based scaffold of the invention or the layered electrospun chitosan-based scaffold produced by the process of the invention as a wound dressing, in tissue engineering or for biomedical applications. [less ▲]

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See detailChitosan-based nanofibers for wound dressing
Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg; Tchemtchoua Tateu, Victor ULg; Colige, Alain ULg et al

Poster (2011, May 12)

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See detailChitosan-based nanofibers with multilayered structure for wound healing application
Croisier, Florence ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg

Poster (2011, November 21)

Chitosan is a natural polymer that intrinsically presents haemostatic, mucoadhesive, antimicrobial and immunostimulant properties. This polysaccharide has shown a great potential for biomedical ... [more ▼]

Chitosan is a natural polymer that intrinsically presents haemostatic, mucoadhesive, antimicrobial and immunostimulant properties. This polysaccharide has shown a great potential for biomedical applications, on account of its remarkable compatibility with physiological medium and its biodegradability. In this respect, nanometric fibers are highly interesting as their assembly mimics the skin extracellular matrix structure. Such nanofibrous materials can be prepared by electrospinning (ESP) and can be used as scaffolds, a.o. to form a temporary, artificial extracellular matrix. In the present study, electrospinning technique was combined with layer-by-layer deposition method (LBL) – a well-known method for surface coating, based on electrostatic interactions – in order to prepare multilayered chitosan-based nanofibers for wound healing application. [less ▲]

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See detailChitosan-based wound dressings produced by electrospinning
Croisier, Florence ULg; Sorlier, Pierre; Jérôme, Christine ULg

Poster (2010, September 07)

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See detailChitosan-based wound dressings produced by electrospinning
Croisier, Florence ULg; Sorlier, Pierre; Jérôme, Christine ULg

Poster (2011, April 29)

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See detailChitosan-coated electrospun nanofibers with antibacterial activity
Croisier, Florence ULg; Sibret, Pierre ULg; Dupont-Gillain, Christine C. et al

in Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2015), 3(17), 3508-2517

Charged nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning (ESP) poly(ε-caprolactone) with a copolymer bearing carboxylic acid functions. The presence of these functions allowed exposing some negative charges on ... [more ▼]

Charged nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning (ESP) poly(ε-caprolactone) with a copolymer bearing carboxylic acid functions. The presence of these functions allowed exposing some negative charges on the fiber surface, by dipping the fibers in a phosphate buffer. A layer of chitosan, a polycation in acidic medium, was then deposited on the nanofiber surface, thanks to electrostatic attraction. Fibers were characterized at each step of the process and the influence of the copolymer architecture on chitosan deposition was discussed. The antibacterial activity of the resulting fibers was finally assessed. [less ▲]

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See detailChitosan-coated nanofibers for wound dressing
Croisier, Florence ULg; Colige, Alain ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg

Conference (2015, March 23)

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See detailChitosan-g-lactide copolymers for fabrication of 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering
Demina, Tatiana; Zaytseva-Zotova, D.S.; Timashev, P.S. et al

in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (2015), 87

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See detailChitosan/polyester copolymers prepared by solid-phase synthesis as promising biomaterials
Demina, T; Akopova, T; Tsoy, A et al

Conference (2011, May 05)

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See detailChitosan: a versatile platform for pharmaceutical applications
Riva, Raphaël ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg

in Material Matters: Chemistry Driving Performance (2014), 9(3), 95-98

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See detailLes chitosanes – nouveaux adjuvants pour la vaccination par voie muqueuse chez les animaux
Gogev, S.; Versali, Marie-France ULg; Thiry, Etienne ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2003), 147(5, OCT-NOV), 343-350

The advantage of mucosal vaccination is the induction of an immune response at entry sites of pathogens. Because vaccines alone are poorly bioavailable after mucosal administration, they need to be co ... [more ▼]

The advantage of mucosal vaccination is the induction of an immune response at entry sites of pathogens. Because vaccines alone are poorly bioavailable after mucosal administration, they need to be co-administered with penetration enhancers, or adjuvants. Numerous studies have demonstrated that chitosans and their derivatives are safe and effective mucosal absorption enhancers of hydrophylic macromolecules such as peptides and proteins. Chitosan is a cationic polysaccharide derived from chitin present in the covering layer of arthropods and in the cell walls of many fungi. Association of vaccines to chitosans, their derivatives or some of their particulate systems, such as nano- and microparticles, has also shown to enhance antigen uptake by mucosal lymphoid tissues, thereby inducing mucosal and systemic immune responses against these antigens. Chitosan and its derivatives are promising adjuvants for mucosal vaccine delivery in animals. [less ▲]

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See detailChiuse poetiche e senso della fine. Spunti per una tipologia
Benzoni, Pietro ULg

Scientific conference (2003, November 20)

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See detailLes Chlamydia, clinique, épidémiologie et diagnostic
MELIN, Pierrette ULg

Conference (1982, October 28)

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See detailChlamydomonas can play a role in the study of a heteroplasmic human mitochondrial mutation
Larosa, Véronique ULg; Coosemans, Nadine ULg; Bonnefoy, Nathalie et al

Scientific conference (2011)

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See detailThe Chlamydomonas genome reveals the evolution of key animal and plant functions.
Merchant, Sabeeha S.; Prochnik, Simon E.; Vallon, Olivier et al

in Science (2007), 318(5848), 245-50

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a unicellular green alga whose lineage diverged from land plants over 1 billion years ago. It is a model system for studying chloroplast-based photosynthesis, as well as the ... [more ▼]

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a unicellular green alga whose lineage diverged from land plants over 1 billion years ago. It is a model system for studying chloroplast-based photosynthesis, as well as the structure, assembly, and function of eukaryotic flagella (cilia), which were inherited from the common ancestor of plants and animals, but lost in land plants. We sequenced the approximately 120-megabase nuclear genome of Chlamydomonas and performed comparative phylogenomic analyses, identifying genes encoding uncharacterized proteins that are likely associated with the function and biogenesis of chloroplasts or eukaryotic flagella. Analyses of the Chlamydomonas genome advance our understanding of the ancestral eukaryotic cell, reveal previously unknown genes associated with photosynthetic and flagellar functions, and establish links between ciliopathy and the composition and function of flagella. [less ▲]

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See detailA Chlamydomonas mutant locked in anaerobiosis
Ghysels, Bart ULg; Matagne, René-Fernand ULg; Franck, Fabrice ULg

Conference (2011, May)

The soil dwelling microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii most likely encounters transient periods of anaerobiosis in its natural environment, for instance at night time or when photosynthesis is turned down ... [more ▼]

The soil dwelling microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii most likely encounters transient periods of anaerobiosis in its natural environment, for instance at night time or when photosynthesis is turned down in response to macronutrient limitation. Anoxic conditions trigger state I to state II transition in C.r. and the induction of a chloroplast hydrogenase., which ability to accept electrons from reduced Fd results in a transient light driven H2 evolution. We present evidence that hydrogenase induction and state transitions are required for the induction of photosynthesis in anaerobiosis and therefore critical for this alga in order to survive transient anaerobic periods in the dark. In an anaerobic metabolic context the induction of photosynthesis is severely slowed down. The highly reduced state of the NAD(P) pools and the absence of O2 as electron sink hamper light driven reoxydation of the intersystem electron carriers while CO2 assimilation by the Calvin cycle is inhibited by ATP deficiency. We have seen that gradual increase of hydrogenase activity during anaerobiosis restores a PSI acceptor pool and leads to a reduction of the induction lag of oxygenic photosynthesis. A mutant HydEF devoid of hydrogenase maturation genes typically shows 3 to 4 times longer lag phases that the WT. State transitions provide another mechanism by which photosynthetic electron transport can be unlocked in anaerobic conditions. A state II conformation is known to stimulate photo-phosphorylation, and may therefore restore Calvin cycle activity in an ATP depleted metabolic context. We observed that an anaerobically adapted stt7 mutant locked in state I is only able to induce oxygenic photosynthesis upon hydrogenase expression. We therefore constructed a double mutant Stt7HydEF impaired of state transition ability and hydrogenase activity and found it to have lost the capacity of inducing photosynthesis in anaerobic conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailChlamydomonas reinhardtii as a eukaryotic photosynthetic model for studies of heavy metal homeostasis and tolerance
Hanikenne, Marc ULg

in New Phytologist (2003), 159(2), 331-340

The green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a useful model of a photosynthetic cell. This unicellular eukaryote has been intensively used for studies of a number of physiological processes such as ... [more ▼]

The green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a useful model of a photosynthetic cell. This unicellular eukaryote has been intensively used for studies of a number of physiological processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen assimilation, flagella motility and basal body function. Its easy-to-manipulate and short life cycle make this organism a powerful tool for genetic analysis. Over the past 15 yr, a dramatically increased number of molecular technologies (including nuclear and organellar transformation systems, cosmid, yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) and bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries, reporter genes, RNA interference, DNA microarrays, etc.) have been applied to Chlamydomonas . Moreover, as parts of the Chlamydomonas genome project, molecular mapping, as well as whole genome and extended expressed sequence tag (EST) sequencing programs, are currently underway. These developments have allowed Chlamydomonas to become an extremely valuable model for molecular approaches to heavy metal homeostasis and tolerance in photosynthetic organisms. [less ▲]

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See detailChlamydomonas reinhardtii proteomics adaptations in response to the absence of the energy-dissipating alternative oxidase
Mathy, Grégory ULg

Poster (2008, May 28)

The Alternative oxidase (AOX) is an ubiquinol-oxygen oxidoreductase found in the mitochondrial inner membrane of plants, fungi and protists. In mitochondria, AOX activation creates an electron ... [more ▼]

The Alternative oxidase (AOX) is an ubiquinol-oxygen oxidoreductase found in the mitochondrial inner membrane of plants, fungi and protists. In mitochondria, AOX activation creates an electron partitioning between the cytochrome pathway (CIII + CIV) and AOX. This partitioning leads to a decrease of proton pumping efficiency by the respiratory chain complexes per O2 consumed. Two closely related physiological roles are attributed to AOX: First, AOX in conjunction with rotenone insensitive NADH dehydrogenases, generates a fully non-coupled (energy dissipative) electron transport chain in the mitochondria, which is believed to play an important role in regenerating oxidized cofactors required for others metabolic demands. The second proposed role of AOX is to prevent an important increase the QR/Qt ratio and consequently, to prevent reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. In Chlamydomonas reinhartii AOX is encoded by two different genes, the AOX1 gene being much more transcribed than AOX2. In addition, the expression of the AOX1 gene is generally unresponsive to a number of known AOX allosteric effectors, but is down-regulated by ammonium and up-regulated by nitrate. In the present work, we performed a comparative proteomic study of isolated mitochondria by using the 2D-DIGE methodology to evidence the effects of AOX1 silencing on Chlamydomonas mitochondrial soluble proteome cultivated on nitrate in myxotrophic conditions [less ▲]

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