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See detailEffect of palm oil enzymatic interesterification on physicochemical and structural properties of mixed fat blends.
Danthine, Sabine ULg; Lefebure, Emilie ULg; Nhu Trin, Hoa et al

in Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society [=JAOCS] (in press)

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See detailEffect of parathyroid hormone (1-34) on fractures and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
Neer, R M; Arnaud, C D; Zanchetta, J R et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (2001), 344(19), 1434-41

BACKGROUND: Once-daily injections of parathyroid hormone or its amino-terminal fragments increase bone formation and bone mass without causing hypercalcemia, but their effects on fractures are unknown ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Once-daily injections of parathyroid hormone or its amino-terminal fragments increase bone formation and bone mass without causing hypercalcemia, but their effects on fractures are unknown. METHODS: We randomly assigned 1637 postmenopausal women with prior vertebral fractures to receive 20 or 40 microg of parathyroid hormone (1-34) or placebo, administered subcutaneously by the women daily. We obtained vertebral radiographs at base line and at the end of the study (median duration of observation, 21 months) and performed serial measurements of bone mass by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. RESULTS: New vertebral fractures occurred in 14 percent of the women in the placebo group and in 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively, of the women in the 20-microg and 40-microg parathyroid hormone groups; the respective relative risks of fracture in the 20-microg and 40-microg groups, as compared with the placebo group, were 0.35 and 0.31 (95 percent confidence intervals, 0.22 to 0.55 and 0.19 to 0.50). New nonvertebral fragility fractures occurred in 6 percent of the women in the placebo group and in 3 percent of those in each parathyroid hormone group (relative risk, 0.47 and 0.46, respectively [95 percent confidence intervals, 0.25 to 0.88 and 0.25 to 0.861). As compared with placebo, the 20-microg and 40-microg doses of parathyroid hormone increased bone mineral density by 9 and 13 more percentage points in the lumbar spine and by 3 and 6 more percentage points in the femoral neck; the 40-microg dose decreased bone mineral density at the shaft of the radius by 2 more percentage points. Both doses increased total-body bone mineral by 2 to 4 more percentage points than did placebo. Parathyroid hormone had only minor side effects (occasional nausea and headache). CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis with parathyroid hormone (1-34) decreases the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures; increases vertebral, femoral, and total-body bone mineral density; and is well tolerated. The 40-microg dose increased bone mineral density more than the 20-microg dose but had similar effects on the risk of fracture and was more likely to have side effects. [less ▲]

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See detailEFFECT OF PARECOXIB, A SELECTIVE COX-2 INHIBITOR, IN THE PREVENTION OF POSTOPERATIVE ADHESIONS IN A RAT MODEL
Arung Kalau, Willy ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; CHERAMY-BIEN, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2012, May), 112(3), 8444

Objectives: Postoperative peritoneal adhesions are frequent after abdominal surgery. Many preventive agents have been tried in animal models and in clinical trials, but up to now, there has been no ... [more ▼]

Objectives: Postoperative peritoneal adhesions are frequent after abdominal surgery. Many preventive agents have been tried in animal models and in clinical trials, but up to now, there has been no definitive strategy to prevent their formation. In this study, the effectiveness of parecoxib (Dynastat®), a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, in preventing experimental intra-abdominal adhesions in rats was studied. Methods: Thirty male rats who underwent a primary surgical procedure aiming at inducing peritoneal injury to produce intraabdominal adhesion, were randomized in three groups: (A) control group, no therapy; (B) intraperitoneal (IP) parecoxib group; (C) intramuscular (IM) parecoxib group. Ten days later, a xyphopubic midline incision was performed and the whole abdominal cavity was explored to score the peritoneal adhesions. Results: Twenty-three rats developed adhesions, 9 (100%) in group A, 7 (70%) in group B and 4 (40%) in group C (P=0.01). The extent and severity scores of adhesion were significantly lower in groups B and C than those in control group (p<0.001). Type of adhesions was measured at 2.25 ± 0.67 in group A, 1.20 ± 0.86 in group B and 0.82 ± 0.80 in group C. This was significantly different between group A and B (p<0.001), between A and C (p<0.001). But no significant difference was found between group B and C (p=0.17). Conclusions: In this study, we found a significant effect on parecoxib in the prevention of postoperative adhesions. But, without avoiding completely the formation of adhesion, parecoxib reduces significantly extent and severity of postoperative adhesions in rats treated with IP or IM parecoxib administration. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of parent materials and land use on soil phosphorus characteristics in Southern Belgium
Renneson, Malorie ULg; Dufey, Joseph; Bock, Laurent ULg et al

Conference (2010, September 29)

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See detailEffect of parental socio-educational level on memory and attentional measures in children
Catale, Corinne ULg; Hogge, Michaël; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in Book of Abstracts: Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Science (2006)

In developmental neuropsychology, information about the influence of educational variables on executive and memory development is limited. This is particularly surprising when considering the adult ... [more ▼]

In developmental neuropsychology, information about the influence of educational variables on executive and memory development is limited. This is particularly surprising when considering the adult literature regarding the social and cultural effects on cognitive performances, which provide evidence that groups with higher levels of education achieve better on most neuropsychological tests (Ostrosky, Ardila, & Rosselli, 1999). The aim of this study was to analyze the relation between parents’ educational level and executive, attentional, memory and intellectual measures. Memory tasks (working and episodic memory), executive (inhibition and switching), attentional (alertness and selective attentional task) and intellectual tasks (verbal and non verbal subtests of WISC-III) were individually administered to 96 children divided according to 2 variables: age (6 and 10 years old) and parent’s educational level (University, High School and Elementary Education). Results showed an expected significant association between age and performance on all cognitive tasks. There was also a significant effect of parents’ educational level on most verbal tasks performed by children (including memory and verbal intellectual subtests) but also on various executive and attentional tasks (alertness, switching and inhibition tasks). Results confirmed that educational variables significantly influence children cognitive performances and not for only intelligence and verbal tasks, and emphasizes the need of further studies to specify the influence of education on the development of cognition. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of parity on pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) levels measurement by radioimmunoassay in bovine. Preliminary results.
Ayad, A.; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Iguer-Ouada, M. et al

in Proceedings of the 24nd Scientific Meeting of the European Embryo Transfer Association (2008)

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See detailEffect of partial or total replacement of forage fish by a dry diet on the quality of reproduction in pikeperch, Sander lucioperca
Wang, Neil; Mandiki, S. N. M.; Henrotte, Emilie et al

in Aquaculture Research (2009), 40(3), 376-383

The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate the influence of different feeding regimes on the quality of reproduction in pikeperch. Three diets were tested: forage fish (FF), a commercial dry feed ... [more ▼]

The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate the influence of different feeding regimes on the quality of reproduction in pikeperch. Three diets were tested: forage fish (FF), a commercial dry feed (DD) and a mix of both (FD). The diets were given to fish throughout a complete reproductive cycle. During the spawning season, couples were injected with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and let to spawn on nests. Proportion of running males, spawning and hatching success and larval quality (weight, length, body protein, total lipid, fatty acid and lipid class compositions and resistances to osmotic shock and starvation stress tests at hatching) were evaluated. The proportion of running male was lower in the DD group than in the FF and FD groups (54% for DD against 76-89% for FF and FD). In addition, 25%, 62.5% and 75% of injected couples gave spawning that hatched in DD, FF and FD groups respectively. Larval quality parameters were not significantly different between treatments. The results indicate that overall quality of reproduction was higher in FF and FD treatments than in DD. It suggests that the dry feed used was not totally adequate for pikeperch reproduction. Relations between breeder reproductive performances and the feed compositions are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of particle precipitation events on the neutral and ion chemistry of the middle atmosphere. I - Odd nitrogen
Rusch, D. W.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Solomon, S. et al

in Planetary and Space Science (1981), 29

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See detailThe effect of particle precipitation events on the neutral and ion chemistry of the middle atmosphere. II - Odd hydrogen
Solomon, S.; Rusch, D. W.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Planetary and Space Science (1981), 29

A one dimensional time-dependent model of the neutral and ion chemistry of the middle atmosphere has been used to examine the production of odd hydrogen (H, OH, and HO2) during charged particle ... [more ▼]

A one dimensional time-dependent model of the neutral and ion chemistry of the middle atmosphere has been used to examine the production of odd hydrogen (H, OH, and HO2) during charged particle precipitation. At altitudes above about 65 km, odd hydrogen production depends on the ionization rate, and the atomic oxygen and water vapor densities. Odd hydrogen production is shown to exhibit diurnal and other time dependent variations during such an event at these altitudes, and the assumption that two odd hydrogen particles are always produced per ionization is reexamined. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of pasture utilization on the defoliation of grass species by steers grazing a tropical savanna woodland during the dry season
Benvenutti, Marcelo; Bindelle, Jérôme ULg; O'Reagain, Peter et al

in Advances in Animal Biosciences (2010), 1

The relationship between grazing pressure and differences in the defoliation rate of grass species is not well understood for tropical savannas even though it is likely to have a substantial influence on ... [more ▼]

The relationship between grazing pressure and differences in the defoliation rate of grass species is not well understood for tropical savannas even though it is likely to have a substantial influence on the persistence of preferred species, pasture condition and sustainability of the grazing system. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between grass species characteristics and their defoliation rate in a paddock under increasing levels of utilization. Nine steers grazed a Eucalyptus savanna woodland for 14 days. Total pasture utilization reached 70% on day 13. The results confirm that with increasing pasture utilization, the defoliation rate of grasses varied among species. Bothriochloa pertusa (Bp) was the preferred species, with the highest levels of utilization after 5, 7 and 13 days. This species had the highest leaf/stem ratio and basal area (P<0.05), and intermediate stem tensile resistance, stem density, bulk density and plant height. These characteristics probably allowed the steers to achieve high nutrient intake rates. The steers avoided B. ewartiana possibly due to its tough stems and low leaf/stem ratio. In this tropical pasture the steers heavily grazed the preferred species at low to intermediate levels of overall pasture utilization (10 to 38%). In order to increase the utilization of less preferred species it was necessary to achieve high levels of pasture utilization (60 to 70%). [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of pavement temperature on the macrotexture of a semidense asphalt surface
Luong, Jeanne ULg; Bueno, M.; Vazquez, V.F. et al

Poster (2012)

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See detailEffect of Pear, Apple and Date Fibres from Cooked Fruit By-products on Dough Performance and Bread Quality
Bchir, Brahim ULg; Rabetafika, Holy-Nadia ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg et al

in Food and Bioprocess Technology (2013)

Abstract This study examined the effect of the incorporation of flesh fibre concentrate (FFC) from apple, pear, and date pomaces on wheat bread dough performance and bread quality. The nutritional ... [more ▼]

Abstract This study examined the effect of the incorporation of flesh fibre concentrate (FFC) from apple, pear, and date pomaces on wheat bread dough performance and bread quality. The nutritional composition and techno-functional properties (water-holding capacity, oil-holding capacity, swelling capacity) of FFC were determined beforehand. Dough performance was evaluated by farinograph, alveograph and visco-amylograph. Bread quality was assessed by physical (weight, specific volume, and color) and textural (hardness and elasticity) parameters. Digital imaging analysis was also performed in order to better understand the observed effects. Results showed that the addition of FFC in wheat flour significantly improved (P<0.05) dough properties inducing an increase of water absorption (from 55 to 60 %), of stability (from 4 to 31 min),of tenacity (from 83 to 116 mmH2O) , a reduction of extensibility (from 69 to 29 mm), of softening (from 60 to 20 BU), of breakdown (from 34 to 25 BU) and of setback (from 103 to 93 BU) in comparison to the control dough (without fibre). The formulation containing FFC produced loaves that had various colors (crust, 0<ΔE*<10 and crumb, 0<ΔE*<20;ΔE* corresponding to color variation), a comparable specific volume (2.7 vs 2.9 cm3/g for control) and a more aerated internal crumb structure compared to the control. During storage of breads at 20 °C, there was no significant difference [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of pentoxifylline on radiation-induced G2-phase delay and radiosensitivity of human colon and cervical cancer cells.
Li, Y-X; Weber-Johnson, K; Sun, L-Q et al

in Radiation Research (1998), 149(4),

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See detailEffect of perioperative infusion of antioxidants on neutrophil activation during liver transplantation in humans
Biasi, F.; Poli, G.; Salizzoni, M. et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2002), 34(3), 755-758

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See detailEffect of pH on CN-resistant respiratory activity and it's regulation on Vigna uniguiculata mitochondria
Lima-junior, A.; Fernandes de Melo, D.; Costa, J. H. et al

in Moller, I. M.; Gardestrom, P.; Glimelius, K. (Eds.) et al Plant mitochondria : from gene to function (1993)

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See detailEffect of pH on CN-resistant respiratory activity and regulation on Vigna uniguiculata mitochondria
Lima-junior, A.; Fernandes de melo, D.; Costa, J. H. et al

in Plant Physiology & Biochemistry (2000), 38

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See detailEffect of pH on glucose and starch fermentation in batch and sequenced-batch mode with a recently isolated strain of hydrogen-producing Clostridium butyricum CWBI1009
Masset, Julien ULg; Hiligsmann, Serge ULg; Hamilton, Christopher ULg et al

in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2010), 35(8), 3371-3378

This paper reports investigations carried out to determine the optimum culture conditions for the production of hydrogen with a recently isolated strain Clostridium butyricum CWBI1009. The production ... [more ▼]

This paper reports investigations carried out to determine the optimum culture conditions for the production of hydrogen with a recently isolated strain Clostridium butyricum CWBI1009. The production rates and yields were investigated at 30 °C in a 2.3 l bioreactor operated in batch and sequenced-batch mode using glucose and starch as substrates. In order to study the precise effect of a stable pH on hydrogen production, and the metabolite pathway involved, cultures were conducted with pH controlled at different levels ranging from 4.7 to 7.3 (maximum range of 0.15 pH unit around the pH level). For glucose the maximum yield (1.7 mol H2 mol-1 glucose) was measured when the pH was maintained at 5.2. The acetate and butyrate yields were 0.35 mol acetate mol-1 glucose and 0.6 mol butyrate mol-1 glucose. For starch a maximum yield of 2.0 mol H2 mol-1 hexose, and a maximum production rate of 15 mol H2 mol-1 hexose h-1 were obtained at pH 5.6 when the acetate and butyrate yields were 0.47 mol acetate mol-1 hexose and 0.67 mol butyrate mol-1 hexose. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of pH on the alternative oxidase activity in isolated Acanthamoeba castellanii mitochondria.
Jarmuszkiewicz, W.; Hryniewiecka, L.; Sluse, Francis ULg

in Journal of Bioenergetics & Biomembranes (2002), 34(3), 221-226

Mitochondria of Acanthamoeba castellanii possess a cyanide-resistant GMP-stimulated ubiquinol alternative oxidase in addition to the cytochrome pathway. In a previous work it has been observed that an ... [more ▼]

Mitochondria of Acanthamoeba castellanii possess a cyanide-resistant GMP-stimulated ubiquinol alternative oxidase in addition to the cytochrome pathway. In a previous work it has been observed that an interaction between the two ubiquinol-oxidizing pathways exists in intact A. castellanii mitochondria and that this interaction may be due to a high sensitivity of the alternative oxidase to matrix pH. In this study we have shown that the alternative oxidase activity reveals a pH-dependence with a pH optimum at 6.8 whatever the reducing substrate may be. The GMP stimulation of alternative oxidase is also strongly dependent on pH implicating probably protonation/deprotonation processes at the level of ligand and protein with an optimum pH at 6.8. The ubiquinone redox state-dependence of alternative oxidase activity is modified by pH in such a way that the highest activity for a given ubiquinone redox state is observed at pH 6.8. Thus pH, binding of GMP, and redox state of ubiquinone collaborate to set the activity of the GMP-stimulated alternative oxidase in isolated A. castellanii mitochondria. The high pH sensitivity of the alternative oxidase could link inactivation of the cytochrome pathway proton pumps to activation of the alternative oxidase with acceleration of redox free energy dissipation as a consequence. [less ▲]

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