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See detailConsequences of cannabis use in schizophrenia patients
Boulanger, Marie ULg; Blairy, Sylvie ULg

Poster (2007, October 26)

Previous research has shown that the ability to organize information for remembering in an intentional and strategic way is impaired in schizophrenia patients (Rizzo et al., 1996) and that the remembering ... [more ▼]

Previous research has shown that the ability to organize information for remembering in an intentional and strategic way is impaired in schizophrenia patients (Rizzo et al., 1996) and that the remembering is accompanied by a low level of autonoetic awareness (Danion et al., 1999). Chronic and heavy uses of cannabis induce cognitive impairments. These impairments persist while the user remains intoxicated, and may or may not be reversible after prolonged abstinence from cannabis (Lundqvist, 2005). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether past cannabis use may reduce more subtle deficits in neurocognitive functioning such as deficit of the specificity of autobiographical memories and the associated level of autonoetic awareness in a population of schizophrenia patients. The TEMPau (Piolino, 2000) was used to evaluate the autobiographic memory and the level of autonoetic consciousness. Participants were asked to generate 3 specific memories for four life periods (0-9 years old, 10-19 years old, after 20 years old and the last 12 months). Performances from 6 past cannabis use schizophrenia patients were compared to performances of 8 schizophrenia patients no users. Patients were not treated with benzodiazepines. The analysis revealed a significant group difference for the 10-19 years old period for the specificity of autobiographical memories ( t2,11 = 2.3 ; p = 0.041). Past cannabis users reported less specific events (m = 6.83 (1.94)) compared to the no users patients (m = 9.14 (1.67)). The implications of this result will be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailConsequences of chondrocyte hypertrophy on osteoarthritic cartilage: potential effect on angiogenesis.
Pesesse, Laurence ULg; Sanchez, Christelle ULg; Delcour, J.-P. et al

in Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society (2013), 21(12), 1913-23

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the link between the hypertrophic phenotype of chondrocytes and angiogenesis in osteoarthritis (OA) and more particularly to demonstrate that OA ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the link between the hypertrophic phenotype of chondrocytes and angiogenesis in osteoarthritis (OA) and more particularly to demonstrate that OA hypertrophic chondrocytes potentially express a phenotype promoting angiogenesis through the expression of factors controlling endothelial cells migration, invasion and adhesion. METHOD: Human OA chondrocytes were cultivated in alginate beads in medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) to induce chondrocyte hypertrophy. The hypertrophic phenotype was characterized throughout 28 days of culture by measuring the expression of specific genes and by a microscopic observation of cellular morphology. The effect of media conditioned by OA hypertrophic chondrocyte on endothelial cells migration, invasion and adhesion was evaluated in functional assays. Moreover, hypertrophic OA chondrocytes were tested for the expression of angiogenic factors by real-time RT-PCR. RESULTS: Specific markers of hypertrophy and observation of cellular morphology attested of the hypertrophic phenotype of chondrocytes in our culture model. Functional angiogenesis assays showed that factors produced by hypertrophic chondrocytes stimulated migration, invasion and adhesion of endothelial cells. Among the evaluated angiogenic factors, bone sialoprotein (BSP) was the most highly upregulated in hypertrophic chondrocytes. The inhibition of endothelial cell adhesion by a GRGDS peptide confirmed the implication of RGD domain proteins, like BSP, in hypertrophic chondrocyte-induced adhesion of endothelial cells. CONCLUSION: Hypertrophic differentiation of chondrocyte may promote angiogenesis. Our findings established the relation of BSP with OA chondrocyte hypertrophy and suggested that this factor could constitute a potential target to control cartilage neovascularisation in OA. [less ▲]

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See detailConsequences of Cold and Warm Ischemia on Pulmonary Mitochondrial Respiratory Function
Detry, Olivier ULg; Willet, K.; Lambermont, Bernard ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (1997), 29(5), 2338-9

IN RECENT years, pulmonary transplantation has become the treatment of choice for several end-stage lung diseases, but remains limited by the scarcity of suitable donors and the lack of reliable prolonged ... [more ▼]

IN RECENT years, pulmonary transplantation has become the treatment of choice for several end-stage lung diseases, but remains limited by the scarcity of suitable donors and the lack of reliable prolonged method of lung preservation.1 Transplantation of lung 6 hours postharvest leads to an increased incidence of primary graft dysfunction, due in part to ischemic damage of pulmonary cell structure and metabolism, and to acute reperfusion injury. However, very little is known about the real mechanisms of pulmonary cell injuries before, during, and after lung transplantation. <br /> <br />During ischemia, the cytosolic and mitochondrial adenine nucleotide content falls,2,3 phospholipids are degraded, membrane permeabilities are increased, and the cytosolic levels of Na+, Ca2+ and phosphate are raised.4 Thus, cold and warm ischemia may induce cell dysfunctions and irreversible injuries responsible for necrosis. As mitochondia are believed to be the site of the determinants of irreversibility,5 the study of permanent oxidative phosphorylation damage after ischemia should be of great interest. <br /> <br />The aim of this present study was to investigate the consequences of warm and cold ischemia on the oxidative phosphorylation of isolated lung mitochondria [less ▲]

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See detailConsequences of design choices in direct displacement based design or R.C. frames
Massena, B.; Degée, Hervé ULg; Bento, R.

in Proceedings of the 14ECEE Conference (2010)

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See detailConsequences of fish introductions on paedomorphic newts (Triturus alpestris and T. helveticus)
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Dzukic, Georg; Kalezic, Milos

Poster (2005)

Fish stocking is largely recognized as a major thread to amphibian populations. Although it acts at a local level, it is widespread at a world scale. Despite this good knowledge, the effect of fish on ... [more ▼]

Fish stocking is largely recognized as a major thread to amphibian populations. Although it acts at a local level, it is widespread at a world scale. Despite this good knowledge, the effect of fish on alternative phenotypes has only been described in a few local studies. Our aim was to report on the loss of intraspecific heterochrony as a loss to diversity in determining the consequences of fish introductions on paedomorphs (morphs retaining gills at the adult stage) of two European species of newts. We surveyed almost all the main known paedomorphic populations of the Alpine (Triturus alpestris) and palmate (T. helveticus) newts, which all but one initially occupied fishless ponds and lakes in France, Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Greece. Exotic fish were found in almost half of the studied aquatic habitats. Introductions involved several ornamental and large predatory species of fish. At all sites, in which fish were introduced, paedomorphs disappeared and metamorphs declined. The largest known populations of newts, including some endemic subspecies, were concerned. If measures are not taken to stop fish stocking, protect paedomorphs as conservation units, and restore natural habitats, all the largest paedomorphic populations may disappear in the near future. [less ▲]

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See detailConsequences of imperfect insulation - Numerical Modelling
Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

in Journal of Fire Protection Engineering (2003), 18

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See detailConsequences of laparoscopy on liver ischemia during portal triad clamping in a swine model
Gilson, Nathalie ULg; Nsadi, Berthier; Pire, E. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2010), 73(1), 13

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See detailConsequences of laparoscopy on liver ischemia during portal triad clamping in a swine model
Nsadi, Berthier; Pire, E.; Gilson, Nathalie ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2010, April), 110

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See detailConsequences of latissimus dorsi transfer on shoulder function
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Heymans, Olivier; Grandjean, F. X. et al

in Isokinetics & Exercise Science (2005, March), 13(1), 69-70

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See detailConsequences of Pneumoperitoneum on Liver Ischemia During Laparoscopic Portal Triad Clamping in a Swine Model.
Nsadi, Berthier; Gilson, Nathalie ULg; Pire, Emilie et al

in Journal of Surgical Research (2011), 166(1), 35-43

BACKGROUND: Portal triad clamping (PTC) may be required during laparoscopic liver resection to limit blood loss. The aim of this study was to test in a swine model the hypothesis that during laparoscopic ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Portal triad clamping (PTC) may be required during laparoscopic liver resection to limit blood loss. The aim of this study was to test in a swine model the hypothesis that during laparoscopic PTC, increased intraperitoneal pressure may alter hepatic vein reverse circulation, inducing a more severe hepatic ischemia compared with PTC performed in laparotomy. METHODS: Fifteen pigs were randomized into three groups: laparoscopy (1 h of pneumoperitoneum at 15 mmHg and 3 h of surveillance), open PTC (1 h PTC through laparotomy and 3 h of reperfusion), and laparoscopic PTC (1 h PTC with 15 mmHg pneumoperitoneum and 3 h of reperfusion). PTC was performed under mesenteric decompression using a veno-venous splenofemoral bypass. Hepatic partial oxygen tension and microcirculatory flow were continuously measured using a Clarke-type electrode and a laser Doppler flow probe, respectively. Liver consequences of PTC was assessed by right atrium serum determination of transaminases, creatinine, bilirubin, INR, and several ischemia/reperfusion parameters, drawn before PTC (T0), before unclamping (T60), and 1 (T120) and 3 h after reperfusion (T240). Histology was performed on T240 liver biopsies. RESULTS: Compared with open PTC, laparoscopic PTC produced a more rapid and more severe decrease in hepatic oxygen tension, indicating a more severe tissular hypoxia, and a more severe decrease in hepatic microcirculatory flow, indicating a decrease in hepatic backflow. At T240, the laparoscopic PTC livers suffered from a higher degree of hepatocellular damage, shown by higher transaminases and increased necrotic index at pathology. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that in this pig model, laparoscopic PTC induces a more severe liver ischemia, related to decreased hepatic oxygen content and decreased hepatic backflow. If confirmed by clinical studies, these results may indicate that caution is necessary when performing prolonged PTC during laparoscopic hepatic resection, particularly in cirrhotic or steatotic livers. [less ▲]

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See detailConsequences of Selection for Environmental Impact Trait in Dairy Cows
Kandel, Purna Bhadra ULg; Vanderick, Sylvie ULg; Vanrobays, Marie-Laure ULg et al

Scientific conference (2014, February 07)

Environmental sustainability is gaining importance in dairy industry due to enteric methane (CH4) emission from dairy cows. We predicted CH4 indicator trait (CH4 intensity: CH4 g/kg of milk) from Mid ... [more ▼]

Environmental sustainability is gaining importance in dairy industry due to enteric methane (CH4) emission from dairy cows. We predicted CH4 indicator trait (CH4 intensity: CH4 g/kg of milk) from Mid-infrared spectra of milk samples and recorded milk yield. Genetic correlations between CH4 intensity and milk production traits were estimated on Holstein cows from correlations of estimated breeding values. Genetic correlations between CH4 intensity and milk yield (MY) was -0.67, fat yield (FY) -0.13, protein yield (PY) -0.46, somatic cell score (SCS) 0.02, longevity -0.07, fertility 0.31, body condition score (BCS) 0.27 and average of confirmation traits -0.23. Currently, there is no CH4 emission trait in genetic evaluation selection index. Putting an hypothetical 25% weight on CH4 intensity on current Walloon genetic evaluation selection index and proportional reduction on other selection traits, the response to selection will be reduction of CH4 emission intensity by 24%, increase in MY by 30%, FY by 17%, PY by 29%, SCS by -15%, longevity by 24%, fertility by -11%, BCS by -13% and conformation traits by 24%. In conclusion, introduction of environmental traits in current selection index will affect selection responses. As there is no economic value of these traits presently alternative methods like putting correlated traits with clear economic value (e.g. feed efficiency) in the selection objective could generate appropriate index weights. [less ▲]

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See detailConsequences of Selection for Environmental Impact Traits in Dairy Cows
Kandel, Purna Bhadra ULg; Vanderick, Sylvie ULg; Vanrobays, Marie-Laure ULg et al

in Proceedings, 10th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (2014, August)

Genetic selection programs aiming to mitigate methane (CH4) emissions require the estimation of genetic correlations with other production and economical traits and predicted selection response. CH4 ... [more ▼]

Genetic selection programs aiming to mitigate methane (CH4) emissions require the estimation of genetic correlations with other production and economical traits and predicted selection response. CH4 intensity was predicted from Mid-infrared spectra of milk samples from Holstein cows. Genetic correlations between CH4 intensity and milk yield (MY) was -0.68, fat yield (FY) -0.13, protein yield (PY) -0.47, somatic cell score (SCS) 0.07, longevity 0.05, fertility 0.31, body condition score (BCS) 0.17. Adding 25% relative weight on CH4 intensity to the current Walloon selection index, the response to selection would reduce CH4 intensity by 24%, increase MY by 30%, FY by 17%, PY by 29%, SCS by -14%, longevity by 24% but also reduce fertility by 11% and BCS by 13%. In conclusion, environmental traits can be added without jeopardizing production traits, but energy balance related traits have to be protected. [less ▲]

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See detailConsequences of selection for milk quality and robustness traits
Bastin, Catherine ULg; Berry, D. P.; Coffey, M. P. et al

Conference (2011, August)

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See detailConsequences of selection for milk quality and robustness traits
Bastin, Catherine ULg; Berry, D.P.; Coffey, M.P. et al

in Interbull Bulletin (2012), 44

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See detailConsequences of t-channel unitarity for gamma(*) p and gamma(*) gamma(*) amplitudes
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Martynov, E.; Soyez, G.

in Bentvelsen, S.; de Jong, P.; Koch, J. (Eds.) et al ICHEP 2002 (2002)

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See detailConsequences of t-channel unitarity for the interaction of real and virtual photons at high energies
Martynov, E.; Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Soyez, G.

in Jenkovsky, L.; Fiore, R. (Eds.) DIFFRACTION 2002: INTERPRETATION OF THE NEW DIFFRACTIVE PHENOMENA IN QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS AND IN THE S - MATRIX THEORY (2002)

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See detailConsequences of the thermal transient on the evolution of the damaged zone around a repository for heat-emitting high-level radiactive waste in a clay formation: a performance assessment perspective
Yu, Li; Weetjens, Eef; Sillen, Xavier et al

in Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering (2014), 47(1),

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See detailConsequences of the α-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase Inhibition for Neuronal Metabolism and Survival: Implications for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Trofimova, Lidia K.; Araùjo, Wagner L.; Strokina, Anastasiia A. et al

in Current Medicinal Chemistry (2012), 19

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See detailConsequences of total and subtotal myeloperoxidase deficiency: risk or benefit ?
Kutter, D.; Devaquet, P.; Vanderstocken, G. et al

in Acta Haematologica (2000), 104(1), 10-5

A group of 100 totally or subtotally myeloperoxidase (MPO)-deficient individuals was compared to a reference population of 118 probands selected at random. Data for a protective effect of the deficiency ... [more ▼]

A group of 100 totally or subtotally myeloperoxidase (MPO)-deficient individuals was compared to a reference population of 118 probands selected at random. Data for a protective effect of the deficiency against cardiovascular damage are presented. On the other hand, a significantly higher occurrence of severe infections and chronic inflammatory processes was noted among the deficient patients. An increased incidence of cancer among the MPO-deficient individuals was not demonstrated. [less ▲]

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