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See detailLes cysteinyl-leucotrienes: des mediateurs importants dans l'asthme
Louis, Renaud ULg; Neven, I.; Quaedvlieg, Valérie ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(9), 598-602

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See detailCysteinyl-leukotrienes contribute to sputum eosinophil chemotactic activity in asthmatics
Hemelaers, L.; Henket, Monique ULg; Sele, Jocelyne ULg et al

in Allergy (2006), 61(1), 136-139

Background: Cysteinyl-leukotrienes are lipid derived mediators involved in asthma. They are able to stimulate eosinophil chemotaxis in vitro. Induced sputum from asthmatics has been shown to contain ... [more ▼]

Background: Cysteinyl-leukotrienes are lipid derived mediators involved in asthma. They are able to stimulate eosinophil chemotaxis in vitro. Induced sputum from asthmatics has been shown to contain eosinophil chemotactic activity. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the contribution of cysteinyl-leukotrienes to sputum eosinophil chemotactic activity in asthmatics and to seek whether there might be differences between asthmatics free of inhaled corticosteroids vs those regularly receiving this treatment. Methods: Twenty-two patients (11 corticosteroid free, mean FEV1 99% predicted, 11 corticosteroid-treated, mean FEV1 77% predicted) recruited from our asthma clinic underwent a sputum induction. Sputum was processed according to standard procedure. Eosinophil chemotactic activity contained in the fluid phase was assessed using Boyden microchamber model and expressed as chemotaxis index (CI). Cysteinyl-leukotrienes were measured in sputum supernatant by ELISA and their role in sputum eosionophil chemotactic activity was evaluated by using montelukast, a selective antagonist of a cys-LT1 receptor. Results: Cysteinyl-leukotrienes were well detectable in sputum supernatants from both steroid-naive (247 +/- 42 pg/ml) and steroid-treated (228 +/- 26 pg/ml) asthmatics. Sputum eosinophil chemotactic activity was indiscriminately present in both corticosteroid-naive (CI: 2.61 +/- 0.22) and corticosteroid-treated (2.98 +/- 0.35) asthmatics. Montelukast (100 mu M) significantly inhibited the eosinophil chemotactic activity in both groups achieving a mean inhibition of 54.2 +/- 9.2% (P < 0.001) and 64.7 +/- 7.8% (P < 0.001) in steroid-naive and steroid-treated asthmatics respectively. Conclusion: Cysteinyl-leukotrienes actively participate in sputum eosinophil chemotactic activity found in asthmatics irrespective of whether they are or not under treatment with inhaled corticoids. [less ▲]

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See detailCystic dilation of the distal end of the nasolacrimal duct: underrated cause of epiphora in adults and its endoscopic treatment.
Eloy, P.; POIRRIER, Anne-Lise ULg; Nicoli, T. et al

in Rhinology (2012), 50(4), 436-41

Epiphora is a frequent reason for ophthalmologic consultation. Among the multiple causes, obstructions of the lacrimal excretory system are common. Sacal and postsacal obstructions are much more frequent ... [more ▼]

Epiphora is a frequent reason for ophthalmologic consultation. Among the multiple causes, obstructions of the lacrimal excretory system are common. Sacal and postsacal obstructions are much more frequent than presacal obstructions. Obstruction at the level of the Hasner's valve is rare and likely underestimated. The authors report the clinical history and the imaging of 3 patients with a cystic dilation of the distal end of the nasolacrimal duct (NLD). These patients were easily managed by an ENT surgeon. In one case, the surgery consisted of an endonasal DCR where in the 2 other cases, a marsupialisation of the cystic expansion of the nasolacrimal duct was successfully performed with the micro- debrider. The authors review the world literature on this specific topic. They conclude that a coronal sinus CT scan and an inferior meatus endoscopy should be included in the ophthalmologic work-up performed in all cases of low obstruction of the lacrimal system. When there is a dilation of the distal end of the NLD the marsupialisation of the cystic expansion in the inferior meatus is the option of treatment instead of performing a DCR. ENTs must play a role in the assessment and treatment of low obstructions of the lacrimal excretory system. [less ▲]

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See detailCystic fibrosis is associated with a defect in apical receptor-mediated endocytosis in mouse and human kidney.
JOURET, François ULg; Bernard, Alfred; Hermans, Cedric et al

in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology [=JASN] (2007), 18(3), 707-18

Inactivation of the chloride channel cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) causes cystic fibrosis (CF). Although CFTR is expressed in the kidney, no overwhelming renal phenotype has ... [more ▼]

Inactivation of the chloride channel cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) causes cystic fibrosis (CF). Although CFTR is expressed in the kidney, no overwhelming renal phenotype has been documented in patients with CF. This study investigated the expression, subcellular distribution, and processing of CFTR in the kidney; used various mouse models to assess the role of CFTR in proximal tubule (PT) endocytosis; and tested the relevance of these findings in patients with CF. The level of CFTR mRNA in mouse kidney approached that found in lung. CFTR was located in the apical area of PT cells, with a maximal intensity in the straight part (S3) of the PT. Fractionation showed that CFTR co-distributed with the chloride/proton exchanger ClC-5 in PT endosomes. Cftr(-/-) mice showed impaired (125)I-beta(2)-microglobulin uptake, together with a decreased amount of the multiligand receptor cubilin in the S3 segment and a significant loss of cubilin and its low molecular weight (LMW) ligands into the urine. Defective receptor-mediated endocytosis was found less consistently in Cftr(DeltaF/DeltaF) mice, characterized by a large phenotypic heterogeneity and moderate versus mice that lacked ClC-5. A significant LMW proteinuria (and particularly transferrinuria) also was documented in a cohort of patients with CF but not in patients with asthma and chronic lung inflammation. In conclusion, CFTR inactivation leads to a moderate defect in receptor-mediated PT endocytosis, associated with a cubilin defect and a significant LMW proteinuria in mouse and human. The magnitude of the endocytosis defect that is caused by CFTR versus ClC-5 loss likely reflects functional heterogeneity along the PT. [less ▲]

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See detailCystic lesion of the parotid following drug-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell's syndrome).
Paquet, Philippe ULg; Jacob, E.; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine (2005), 34(6), 380-2

A 32-year-old woman developed a unilateral cyst of the duct of parotid gland 4 months after severe oral involvement of drug-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). The pathomechanism leading to the TEN ... [more ▼]

A 32-year-old woman developed a unilateral cyst of the duct of parotid gland 4 months after severe oral involvement of drug-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). The pathomechanism leading to the TEN epidermal destruction had presumably involved the salivary epithelium as well, leading to the development of the cystic lesion. The patient had low serum lipase levels, but high serum amylase levels at the time of TEN. These serological markers could represent a clue for the risk of developing cystic lesions of the large salivary glands following TEN. [less ▲]

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See detailCystic pneumatosis of the intestine associated with bromchoemphysema.
SAKALIHASAN, Natzi ULg; DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; Jacquet, Nicolas

in Journal de Chirurgie (1990), (127), 359-60

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See detailCytoarchitectural, dendroarchitectural and myeloarchitectural organization
Schoenen, Jean ULg; Faull, R. M. L.

in Paxinos, G. (Ed.) The Human Nervous System (1990)

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See detailCytochemical and biochemical studies of AgNOR proteins from isolated nucleoli
Vandelaer, M; Thiry, Marc ULg; Goessens, G

Poster (1995)

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See detailCytochemical and immunocytochemical study of coiled bodies in different cultured cell lines.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in Chromosoma (1994), 103(4), 268-76

We analyzed by different cytochemical and immunocytochemical approaches the biochemical compositon of coiled bodies in three different cultured cell lines. Coiled bodies are stained by the AgNOR staining ... [more ▼]

We analyzed by different cytochemical and immunocytochemical approaches the biochemical compositon of coiled bodies in three different cultured cell lines. Coiled bodies are stained by the AgNOR staining method and by the EDTA regressive staining method preferential for ribonucleoprotein (RNP). Using the in situ polyadenylate nucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique or anti-RNA antibodies, we decisively demonstrated the presence of appreciable amounts of RNA in coiled bodies. Neither the in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique nor anti-DNA antibodies revealed any DNA in coiled bodies. Coiled bodies thus appear as distinct regions of cell nuclei involved in some steps of RNA metabolism but not directly in RNA synthesis. Their relationships with the dense fibrillar component of the nucleolus and with interchromatin granule clusters are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailCytochemical and immunocytological study of the reptilian nucleolus
Lamaye, Françoise; Thiry, Marc ULg

Poster (2008)

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See detailCytochemical distinction of various nucleolar components in insect cells.
Thiry, Marc ULg; Schoonbroodt, Stéphanie ULg; Goessens, Guy ULg

in Biology of the Cell (1991), 72(1-2), 133-40

The fine structure of the insect Sf9 cell nucleolus has been investigated by means of different cytochemical and immunocytochemical techniques at the electron microscope level. Apart from a few ... [more ▼]

The fine structure of the insect Sf9 cell nucleolus has been investigated by means of different cytochemical and immunocytochemical techniques at the electron microscope level. Apart from a few perinucleolar condensed chromatin clumps, the insect cell nucleolus comprises two compartments. The first of these consists of a roundish compact zone formed of fibrillar material. The other is composed of fibrillar and granular structures organized into a network separated by interstitial spaces. But, unlike mammalian cell nucleoli, any fibrillar center has been observed in the Sf9 cell nucleolus, even after actinomycin D treatment. We also show that the compact fibrillar zone of Sf9 cell nucleoli contains silver-stainable material and DNA. In actinomycin D-treated cells, a preferential contact of this compact fibrillar zone with condensed chromatin has been visualized. Finally, silver-stainable material has been found to persist throughout the whole mitosis. These results suggest that the compact fibrillar zone at the insect Sf9 cell nucleolus should, at least partly, correspond to the fibrillar center of mammalian cell nucleoli. [less ▲]

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See detailCytochemistry of the tergite epicuticle of Glomeris marginata (Villers) (MYRIAPODA, DIPLOPODA): preliminary experimental results
Compère, Philippe ULg; Defise, Stéphane; Goffinet, Gerhard ULg

in Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle (Paris) - Acta Myriapodologica (1996), 169

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See detailCytochrome P450 1A1 expression in cetacean skin biopsies from the Indian Ocean
Jauniaux, Thierry ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg; Fontaine, Michael et al

in Marine Pollution Bulletin (2011)

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See detailCytochrome P450-mediated cardiovascular drug interactions.
SCHEEN, André ULg

in Expert opinion on drug metabolism & toxicology (2011), 7(9), 1065-82

Introduction: There are numerous drug-drug interactions (DDIs) related to cardiovascular medications and many of these are mediated via the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system. Some of these may lead to serious ... [more ▼]

Introduction: There are numerous drug-drug interactions (DDIs) related to cardiovascular medications and many of these are mediated via the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system. Some of these may lead to serious adverse events and it is, therefore, essential that clinicians are aware of the important interactions that occur. Areas covered: An extensive literature search was performed to analyze the CYP-mediated cardiovascular DDIs that lead to a loss of efficacy or potential toxicity. Cardiovascular drugs may be victims or act as perpetrators of DDIs. The paper analyzes CYP-mediated drug interactions concerning anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, antiarrhythmics, beta-blockers, calcium antagonists, antihypertensive medications, lipid-lowering drugs and oral antidiabetic agents. Expert opinion: Cardiovascular DDIs involving the CYP system are numerous. Additionally, the spectrum of drugs prescribed is constantly changing, particularly with cardiovascular diseases and it is not necessarily the case that drugs that had shown safety earlier will always show safety. Clinicians are encouraged to develop their knowledge of CYP-mediated DDIs so that they can choose safe drug combination regimens, adjust drug dosages appropriately and conduct therapeutic drug monitoring for drugs with narrow therapeutic indices. [less ▲]

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