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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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See detailCYTODUCTION IN CHLAMYDOMONAS-REINHARDTII
Matagne, René-Fernand ULg; Remacle, Claire ULg; DINANT, M.

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1991), 88(16), 7447-7450

After conjugation between Chlamydomonas gametes of opposite mating type, a transient dikaryon is formed. The two nuclei fuse within 4-6 hr after mating. The young diploid zygote differentiates into ... [more ▼]

After conjugation between Chlamydomonas gametes of opposite mating type, a transient dikaryon is formed. The two nuclei fuse within 4-6 hr after mating. The young diploid zygote differentiates into dormant zygospore competent to complete meiosis, or more rarely (2-10% of cases) it undergoes mitosis to produce a stable diploid progeny. We here bring genetical, biochemical, and cytological evidence that among the mitotic zygotes, a large proportion of them undergo cytokinesis without fusion of the nuclei - a process that has been termed "cytoduction." By using appropriate genetic markers, haploid cytoductants that possess the nuclear genotype of one parent and the chloroplast marker of the other parent can easily be isolated. Genetical analysis and hybridization experiments moreover show that many haploid cytoductants transmit the chloroplast DNA molecules of both parents and that, as in diploids, these DNA copies occasionally recombine. This process of cytoduction extends the life cycle of Chlamydomonas and provides new tools for its genetic analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailCytofluorometric analysis of prostate cancer specimens: Histological and clinical correlations
de Leval, Laurence ULg; Waltregny, David ULg; Greimers, Roland ULg et al

in Acta Urologica Belgica (1994, January), 62

DNA histograms were oblained by flow cytometry for 39 human prostate carcinomas (27 total proslatectomy specimens, 5 biopsies and 7 transuretral resections). The study was performed on formalin-fixed and ... [more ▼]

DNA histograms were oblained by flow cytometry for 39 human prostate carcinomas (27 total proslatectomy specimens, 5 biopsies and 7 transuretral resections). The study was performed on formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded. material. In this report, ploidy index did not seem to be a good marker of prognosis as no significant variation in ploidy was found neither among the different stages nor among the different Gleason categories. Proliferative index of the tumors seemed to be a more sensitive parameter; a significant relation was observed between proliferative index and stage of the tumor. The authors discuss these results under the light of previously reported observations. [less ▲]

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See detailCytogenetic Changes in Hepatocarcinomas from Rats Treated with Chronic Exposure to Diethylnitrosamine
Herens, Christian ULg; Alvarez Gonzalez, Maria-Luz ULg; Barbason, Hervé ULg

in Cancer Genetics & Cytogenetics (1992), 60(1), 45-52

Cytogenetic analysis of rat hepatocarcinomas obtained after diethylnitrosamine (DEN) exposure showed a wide variety of numerical and structural chromosomal changes: 53 of 86 hepatocellular carcinomas ... [more ▼]

Cytogenetic analysis of rat hepatocarcinomas obtained after diethylnitrosamine (DEN) exposure showed a wide variety of numerical and structural chromosomal changes: 53 of 86 hepatocellular carcinomas showed at least one recurrent chromosomal aberration. Some of these recurrent changes occurred in several tumors. Chromosomes 1, 3, 11, and 12 were abnormal in more than 30% of the carcinomas; chromosomes 2, 4, 5, and 10 were abnormal in 10%. Moreover, chromosomes 1 and 10 were generally lost or deleted and chromosome 3, 4, and 11 were very often gained. The most frequent anomaly was loss of chromosome 1 which was observed in 35% of the tetraploid cell populations. The occurrence in several tumors of recurrent chromosomal rearrangements as well as various repeated aneuploidies strongly suggests that these anomalies are implicated in the process of rat hepatocarcinogenesis induced by DEN treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailCytogenetic Evaluation of the Stallion
Durkin, Keith ULg; Raudsepp, Terje; Chowdhary, Bhanu P

in McKinnon, Angus O; Squires, Edward L; Vaala, Wendy E (Eds.) et al Equine Reproduction (2011)

A normal chromosome complement is essential for normal fertility. Chromosome aberrations – numerical or structural – may lead to a range of deformities and defects that can be physical and/or ... [more ▼]

A normal chromosome complement is essential for normal fertility. Chromosome aberrations – numerical or structural – may lead to a range of deformities and defects that can be physical and/or physiological. Irrespectively, aberrations result in complete loss of fertility or reduced fertility in stallions. They lead to the production of abnormal gametes that contribute to early embryonic deaths. Moreover, viable offspring from such gametes may carry the same chromosomal abnormality and have similar fertility problems. Economic losses incurred due to reduced stallion fertility or infertility is huge. Cytogenetic analysis is a simple and straightforward approach to ensure that the animals have a normal chromosome complement. To protect the economic interests of horse owners, breeders, prospective buyers, insurance companies, etc., the equine industry is strongly encouraged to mandate cytogenetic analysis of all breeding animals at an early age. The relatively inexpensive practice will also prevent the spread of chromosome aberrations as is expected from the progenies of the A P Valentine – a fairly successfully horse on the race track – and similar other carriers of abnormalities. [less ▲]

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See detailCytogenetic study of bovine oocytes matured in vitro
Ectors, Fabien ULg; Koulischer, Lucien ULg; Jamar, M. et al

in Theriogenology (1995), 44(3), 445-450

Described in the present paper is a cytogenetic study of bovine oocytes matured in vitro. The cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC), punctured from ovaries recovered in a local slaughterhouse, were classified ... [more ▼]

Described in the present paper is a cytogenetic study of bovine oocytes matured in vitro. The cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC), punctured from ovaries recovered in a local slaughterhouse, were classified into 3 groups according to follicular diameter 1 to 4mm, 5 to 8mm and 9 to 13 mm. Metaphases available for observation were classified as metaphase I, haploid and diploid metaphase II. High levels of haploid metaphases II (90.6, 86.9 and 94.4 %) among the 3 groups of follicular sizes indicated successful meiotic resumption during in vitro maturation and suggested that cytoplasmic maturation may be responsible for low developmental rate after IVM, IVF and in vitro development (IVD). [less ▲]

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See detailCytogenetics of a new trispecies hybrid In cotton: [(Gossypium Hirsutum L. X G-Thurberi Tod.)(2) X G-Longicalyx Hutch. & Lee]
Konan, On.; D'Hont, A.; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Plant Breeding (2007), 126(2), 176-181

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See detailCytogenomic analyses for fertility and sex determination defects in the horse.
Durkin, Keith ULg; Raudsepp, T; Chowdhary, B.P.

in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Texas Genetics Society (2006, April)

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See detailCytokine and anti-cytokine strategies in inflammatory reaction modulation
Delannoy, I.; Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Miossec, P.

in Veterinary Research (1993), 24

Evidence of the importance of a cytokine cascade in the induction and control of the inflammatory reaction is increasing. Although cytokines are required in the inflammatory process in response to ... [more ▼]

Evidence of the importance of a cytokine cascade in the induction and control of the inflammatory reaction is increasing. Although cytokines are required in the inflammatory process in response to infection or injury, their overproduction, particularly that of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF), can lead to local/systemic pathology. Selective inhibition of the synthesis or of the action of specific cytokines may be of therapeutic benefit. Various strategies for blocking IL-1 and TNF activities have been presented. While selective inhibition of cytokine synthesis is still in the early experimental phase, specific blockade of soluble cytokine action following synthesis and release from cells is undergoing preliminary clinical trials in humans. Animal data suggest that antimonoclonal therapy such as monoclonal antibodies to TNF, IL-1 receptor antagonists or soluble receptors to TNF and IL-1 can be effective in the modulation of the inflammatory reaction. Modulation of the cytokine network in some diseases might also include the use of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Nonetheless, the possibilities of side effects due to impaired host-defense mechanisms with the IL-1 or TNF blockade must also be taken into consideration. [less ▲]

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See detailCytokine and chemokine expression in canine sino-nasal aspergillosis and idiopathic lymphoplasmacytic rhinosinusitis.
Peeters, Dominique ULg; Peters, I. R.; Helps, C. et al

in Proceedings of the 16th Annual Congress of the ECVIM-CA (2006)

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See detailCytokine and transcription factor expression by Aspergillus fumigatus-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells in dogs with sino-nasal aspergillosis
Vanherberghen, Morgane; Bureau, Fabrice ULg; Peters, I.R. et al

in Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology (2013), 154(3-4), 111-20

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See detailCytokine balance in infants undergoing cardiac operation.
Hovels-Gurich, Hedwig H; Schumacher, Kathrin; Vazquez-Jimenez, Jaime F et al

in Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2002), 73(2), 601-8608-9

BACKGROUND: The control of the systemic inflammatory response taking place during cardiac operations depends on adequate antiinflammatory reaction. In this prospective study we tested the hypothesis that ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The control of the systemic inflammatory response taking place during cardiac operations depends on adequate antiinflammatory reaction. In this prospective study we tested the hypothesis that cytokine balance during pediatric cardiac surgical procedures would be influenced by the patients' preoperative clinical condition, defined as hypoxemia or heart failure. METHODS: Twenty infants (median age, 8 months) with hypoxemia owing to intracardiac right-to-left shunt (group 1, n = 10) or with heart failure because of intracardiac left-to-right shunt (group 2, n = 10), scheduled for elective primary corrective operation, were enrolled. Plasma levels of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL) 6, the natural antiinflammatory cytokine IL-10, and the markers of the acute-phase response, C-reactive protein and procalcitonin, were sequentially measured before, during, and after cardiac operation up to the 10th postoperative day. The ratio of IL-10 to IL-6 levels served as a marker for the individual's antiinflammatory cytokine balance. RESULTS: Group 1 showed higher preoperative IL-6 (p < 0.001), lower IL-10 levels (p < 0.02), and lower ratio of IL-10 to IL-6 levels (p < 0.001) than group 2. Preoperative C-reactive protein and procalcitonin were not detectable. In group 1, preoperative IL-6 levels inversely correlated with preoperative oxygen saturation (Spearman correlation coefficient, -0.74, p < 0.02). During cardiopulmonary bypass, IL-6 levels were higher, whereas IL-10 and ratio of IL-10 to IL-6 levels were lower in group 1 than in group 2. In all patients, postoperative IL-6 levels were positively correlated with duration of inotropic support and serum creatinine value and inversely correlated with oxygenation index and diuresis. CONCLUSIONS: Infants with hypoxemia show a preoperative inflammatory state with low antiinflammatory cytokine balance in contrast to those with heart failure. This in turn is associated with lower perioperative antiinflammatory cytokine balance and might contribute to postoperative morbidity. [less ▲]

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See detailCytokine dysregulation, inflammation and well-being
Elenkov, I. J.; Iezzoni, D. G.; Daly, Adrian ULg et al

in Neuroimmunomodulation (2005), 12(5), 255-269

Cytokines mediate and control immune and inflammatory responses. Complex interactions exist between cytokines, inflammation and the adaptive responses in maintaining homeostasis, health, and well-being ... [more ▼]

Cytokines mediate and control immune and inflammatory responses. Complex interactions exist between cytokines, inflammation and the adaptive responses in maintaining homeostasis, health, and well-being. Like the stress response, the inflammatory reaction is crucial for survival and is meant to be tailored to the stimulus and time. A full-fledged systemic inflammatory reaction results in stimulation of four major programs: the acute-phase reaction, the sickness syndrome, the pain program, and the stress response, mediated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the sympathetic nervous system. Common human diseases such as atopy/allergy, autoimmunity, chronic infections and sepsis are characterized by a dysregulation of the pro-versus anti-inflammatory and T helper (Th)1 versus Th2 cytokine balance. Recent evidence also indicates the involvement of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and major depression, and conditions such as visceral-type obesity, metabolic syndrome and sleep disturbances. During inflammation, the activation of the stress system, through induction of a Th2 shift, protects the organism from systemic 'overshooting' with Th1/pro-inflammatory cytokines. Under certain conditions, however, stress hormones may actually facilitate inflammation through induction of interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-18, tumor necrosis factor-alpha and C-reactive protein production and through activation of the corticotropin-releasing hormone/substance P-histamine axis. Thus, a dysfunctional neuroendocrine-immune interface associated with abnormalities of the 'systemic anti-inflammatory feedback' and/or 'hyperactivity' of the local pro-inflammatory factors may play a role in the pathogenesis of atopic/allergic and autoimmune diseases, obesity, depression, and atherosclerosis. These abnormalities and the failure of the adaptive systems to resolve inflammation affect the well-being of the individual, including behavioral parameters, quality of life and sleep, as well as indices of metabolic and cardiovascular health. These hypotheses require further investigation, but the answers should provide critical insights into mechanisms underlying a variety of common human immune-related diseases. Copyright (C) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel. [less ▲]

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See detailCytokine expression by Aspergillus fumigatus stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells from dogs with sino-nasal aspergillosis.
Vanherberghen, Morgane ULg; Bureau, Fabrice ULg; Peters, I. R. et al

in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Congress of the ECVIM-CA (2010)

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See detailCytokine Expression in Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions of the Uterine Cervix: Implications for the Generation of Local Immunosuppression
Giannini, Sandra; Al-Saleh, Walid; Piron, Hélène ULg et al

in Clinical & Experimental Immunology (1998), 113(2), 183-9

We have addressed the notion that the progression of cancer of the uterine cervix is associated with a preferential constraint on the development of a type 1 cellular mediated response, which is necessary ... [more ▼]

We have addressed the notion that the progression of cancer of the uterine cervix is associated with a preferential constraint on the development of a type 1 cellular mediated response, which is necessary to efficiently eliminate (pre)neoplastic cells. Based on the importance of cytokines in the regulation of an appropriate immune response, we have evaluated the expression of IL-12p40, IL-10 and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta1). Using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), the expression of these three cytokines was evaluated in both low-grade (LG) and high-grade (HG) cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) and in normal exocervix and transformation zone biopsies. Our results show that the average level of IL-12 increases within both the LG and HG SIL, compared with both control groups. Interestingly, the percentage of HG SIL expressing IL-12p40 was lower compared with LG SIL. In contrast, the expression of IL-10 increased in parallel with the severity of the lesion to a maximal level in HG SIL. Using immunohistochemistry, we ascertained the presence of IL-12 protein in SIL and IL-10 protein in the transformation zone and SIL biopsies. Both IL-12- and IL-10-producing cells were localized in the stroma, not within the SIL. Furthermore, in this study we also observed that the region of the cervix the most sensitive to lesion development, the transformation zone, was associated with higher average levels of the immunosuppressive cytokines IL-10 and TGF-beta1. [less ▲]

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See detailCytokine gene polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel disease.
Louis, Edouard ULg; Satsangi, J.; Roussomoustakaki, M. et al

in Gut (1996), 39(5), 705-10

BACKGROUND: Concordance rates in siblings and twins provide strong evidence that genetic susceptibility is important in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. The number and identity of ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Concordance rates in siblings and twins provide strong evidence that genetic susceptibility is important in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. The number and identity of susceptibility genes is largely uncertain. Cytokine genes are attractive candidate loci. AIMS: To study allelic frequencies of polymorphisms of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) gene and the tumour necrosis factor alpha gene in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. SUBJECTS: One hundred and twenty nine North European caucasoid patients with ulcerative colitis, 120 patients with Crohn's disease, and 89 healthy controls. METHODS: Genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction. A variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) in the IL-1RA gene and a single base pair polymorphism in the TNF alpha gene promoter region (TNF-308) were analysed. RESULTS: No significant differences in IL-1RA VNTR allelic frequencies were noted between Crohn's disease (allele 1: 72.6%, allele 2: 24.7%, allele 3: 2.6%), ulcerative colitis (72.6%, 24.3%, 3.1%, respectively), and controls (76.9%, 20.8% and 2.3%). Some 42.4% of patients with ulcerative colitis and 43.4% patients with Crohn's disease were carriers of allele 2, compared with 34.8% healthy subjects. The TNF2 allele was modestly reduced in Crohn's disease (13.2%), compared with healthy subjects (21.3%; p = 0.04), and ulcerative colitis (21.6%). CONCLUSIONS: The associations demonstrated are modest: these polymorphisms are unlikely to be important determinants of overall disease susceptibility. [less ▲]

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See detailCytokine messenger RNA expression in the blood of harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena).
Das, Krishna ULg; Fonfara, Sonja; Beineke, Andreas et al

Poster (2004)

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See detailCytokine Modulation of Basophil Histamine Release in Wasp-Venom Allergy
Radermecker, Maurice ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg; leclercq, M. et al

in Allergy (1994), 49(8), 641-4

We report the effect of interleukin-3 (IL-3) and of other cytokines on antigen-induced basophil histamine release in wasp-venom-allergic subjects. Leukocytes from 12 patients with documented anaphylactic ... [more ▼]

We report the effect of interleukin-3 (IL-3) and of other cytokines on antigen-induced basophil histamine release in wasp-venom-allergic subjects. Leukocytes from 12 patients with documented anaphylactic sensitivity to wasp venom were preincubated in the presence or absence of IL-3, granulocyte/macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), IL-5, IL-8, or stem cell factor (SCF). Washed cells were then exposed to venom and to other secretagogues, and histamine release in the supernatant was measured fluorometrically. Preincubation of leukocytes with IL-3, GM-CSF, or IL-5 (0.02-2 ng/ml), but not with IL-8 and SCF, caused a dose-dependent enhancement of antigen-induced basophilic histamine release in all subjects tested. Mean maximum increase was about 100% for IL-3, IL-5, and GM-CSF. The priming effect of IL-3 was rapid, persisted up to 12 h, and was not accompanied by a change in cellular histamine. IL-3 had a comparable enhancing effect when basophils were triggered with anti-IgE or N-formylmethionylphenylalanine (FMP). By contrast, IL-3 had no effect on substance-P-induced histamine release. The significant enhancement of basophil releasability to antigen in wasp-venom allergy by very low concentrations of IL-3, GM-CSF, and IL-5 suggests that cytokines in the basophil (mast-cell?) microenvironment could be critical factors in determining the variability of sting reactions in Hymenoptera-venom-allergic subjects. [less ▲]

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