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See detailThe effects of a Global Agricultural Policy on the smallholder farmers in ending hunger
Paveliuc-Olariu, Codrin; Burny, Philippe ULg

Conference (2014, August 30)

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See detailEffects of a long-term low-polyamine diet on biochemical parameters and polyamine content in different organs of the germ-free rat
Deloyer, Patricia; Peulen, Olivier ULg; Klimek, Monique ULg et al

in Bardocz, S.; White, A.; Hajos, G. (Eds.) COST 917 Biogenically active amines in food. Volume II : Metabolic effects of biologically active amines in food (1998)

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See detailEffects of a micro hydroelectric power plant upon population abundance, mobility and reproduction behaviour of European grayling T. thymallus and brown trout S. trutta in a salmonid river
Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Paquer, Frédéric ULg; Capra, Hervé et al

in Garcia de Jalon, Diego; Vizcaino Martinez, Pilar (Eds.) International Symposium on Ecohydraulics. Aquatic habitat: Analysis & Restoration (2004)

This study examines the potential effects of a new micro hydroelectric power plant (MHPP) on the behaviour (habitat use, movements) and population abundance of European grayling (T. thymallus) and brown ... [more ▼]

This study examines the potential effects of a new micro hydroelectric power plant (MHPP) on the behaviour (habitat use, movements) and population abundance of European grayling (T. thymallus) and brown trout (S. trutta) in the Lhomme (Belgian Ardennes). Thirteen grayling and five brown trout were captured before their spawning period and were manually radio-tracked up to 6 times a week. Population density and biomass were estimated into two different sampling sectors with electric fishing, before and after the MHPP started up. The mobility patterns of grayling and trout in the reach of the river Lhomme influenced by the MHPP strongly contrasted with results obtained in an undisturbed river of the same type in the Belgian Ardennes. Movements were mostly restricted and rarely increased during the spawning period. Spawning took place, but was disturbed by hydropeakings. The population biomass of grayling and trout decreased by 61 % and 23 % respectively, five months after the start-up of the MHPP exploitation. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of a new impeller on oxygen transfer rates in 5L-bioreactors
Bakri, Y.; Jacques, Ph.; Shi, K. et al

Poster (2001, May)

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See detailEffects of a new oral contraceptive containing an antimineralocorticoid progestogen, drospirenone, on the renin-aldosterone system, body weight, blood pressure, glucose tolerance, and lipid metabolism.
Oelkers, W.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Dombrovicz, N. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1995), 80(6), 1816-21

Combined hormonal oral contraceptives (OCs) may lead to a mild rise in blood pressure and body weight. In rare instances, large increments in blood pressure are measured. We investigated the effect of a ... [more ▼]

Combined hormonal oral contraceptives (OCs) may lead to a mild rise in blood pressure and body weight. In rare instances, large increments in blood pressure are measured. We investigated the effect of a combination of ethinyl estradiol (EE) plus a progestogen with antimineralocorticoid, i.e. natriuretic, properties [Drospirenone (DRSP)] on body weight, blood pressure, the renin-aldosterone system, atrial natriuretic factor, plasma lipids, and glucose tolerance. It is anticipated that this will lead to the development of an OC that does not raise body weight or blood pressure. Four groups of 20 women each received 30 micrograms EE plus 3 mg DRSP (group A), 20 micrograms EE plus 3 mg DRSP (group B), 15 micrograms EE plus 3 mg DRSP (group C), and, as a control OC, 30 micrograms EE plus 150 micrograms levonorgestrel (Microgynon, Schering; group D) for 6 months. During the OC-free control cycles before and after treatment and throughout treatment, the target parameters were measured. Between the pretreatment cycle and the sixth treatment cycle, mean body weight fell by 0.8 to 1.7 kg in groups A, B, and C (P < 0.05 vs. D), whereas it rose by 0.7 kg in group D. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures fell by 1-4 mm Hg in groups A, B, and C (significant for A and C vs. D) and increased by 1-2 mm Hg in group D. Renin substrate rose equally in all groups (P < 0.05), whereas PRA and plasma aldosterone rose significantly only in the DRSP groups, presumably due to sodium loss. In the DRSP groups, high density lipoprotein cholesterol rose (P < 0.05), in contrast to group D. Low density lipoprotein cholesterol fell slightly (P > 0.05), whereas triglyceride levels showed a stronger increase in the DRSP groups (P < 0.05) than in group D. All groups attained good cycle control; group A had the best. Side-effects were minimal. To our knowledge, this is the first report on a combined OC that leads to a small decrease in body weight and blood pressure. It may be especially beneficial for women susceptible for a gain in weight and a rise in blood pressure. The potential of a new oral contraceptive (OC) containing drospirenone (DRSP) to avert the moderate increases in body weight and blood pressure often associated with use of existing combined OCs was investigated in a study of four groups of 20 German women each. Group A received 30 mcg of ethinyl estradiol (EE) and 3 mg of DRSP, Group B was administered 20 mcg of EE and 3 mg of DRSP, Group C received 15 mcg of EE and 3 mg of DRSP, and Group D was given a standard OC containing 30 mcg of EE and 150 mcg of levonorgestrel. Between the pretreatment cycle and the last (sixth) treatment cycle, mean body weight fell by 0.8-1.7 kg in Groups A, B, and C, but rose by 0.7 kg in Group D. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures fell by 1-4 mm Hg in Groups A, B, and C and rose by 1-2 mm Hg in Group D. Renin substrate rose equally in all four groups, while plasma renin activity, plasma aldosterone, and high density lipoprotein cholesterol rose significantly only in the three DRSP groups and serum triglyceride levels were significantly higher in Group D than in the three DRSP groups. Glucose tolerance increases were similar in all four groups. Finally, all groups--but especially Group A--experienced good cycle control and there were no serious side effects. These findings suggest that a combined OC containing DRSP may be especially beneficial for women who have a tendency to gain weight or experience a rise in blood pressure while taking OCs. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of a progestogen on normal human breast epithelial cell apoptosis in vitro and in vivo
Desreux, Joëlle ULg; Kebers, F.; Noël, Agnès ULg et al

in Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland ) (2003), 12(2), 142-149

Many investigators have reported cyclic proliferation of normal human breast epithelial cells. A delicate balance between proliferation and apoptosis (programmed cell death) ensures breast homeostasis ... [more ▼]

Many investigators have reported cyclic proliferation of normal human breast epithelial cells. A delicate balance between proliferation and apoptosis (programmed cell death) ensures breast homeostasis. Both the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle are characterized by proliferation, whereas apoptosis occurs only at the end of the latter phase. In this study, we observed that the withdrawal of a synthetic progestin (nomegestrol acetate or NOMAC), but not continuous treatment with it, induced apoptosis of normal human breast epithelial cells in vitro and in women who applied NOMAC gel to their breasts. Furthermore, this apoptotic response was specific to normal breast cells, since withdrawal of NOMAC did not induce apoptosis of tumoral T47D cells in vitro or of fibroadenoma cells in women. These observations open up new perspectives in the prevention of hyperplasia and breast cancer. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of a quantitative trait locus for muscle hypertrophy from Belgian Texel sheep on carcass conformation and muscularity
Laville, E.; Bouix, J.; Sayd, T. et al

in Journal of Animal Science (2004), 82(11), 3128-3137

A QTL for muscle hypertrophy has been identified in the Belgian Texel breed. A population of F-2 and backcross lambs created from crosses of Belgian Texel rams with Romanov ewes was studied. Effects on ... [more ▼]

A QTL for muscle hypertrophy has been identified in the Belgian Texel breed. A population of F-2 and backcross lambs created from crosses of Belgian Texel rams with Romanov ewes was studied. Effects on carcass traits and muscle development of the Belgian Texel breed polygenes and Belgian Texel single QTL were compared. In both cases, carcass conformation and muscularity were improved. The Texel polygenic environment improved conformation mainly through changes in skeletal frame shape. Segments were shorter and bone weight lower. Muscles were more compact, shorter, and thicker. The single QTL affected muscle development. Thickness and weight of muscles were increased. Composition in myosin changed toward an increase of fast contractile type. The relative contribution of hind limb joint to carcass weight was increased. Differences in skeletal frame morphology among the three genotypes of the single QTL were small. Conformation scoring was mainly influenced by leg muscularity. Back and shoulder muscle development, which largely contributed to variability of muscularity, were less involved in the conformation scoring. Lastly, the QTL explains a small part of differences between these Belgian Texel and Romanov breeds for conformation or muscle development. A large part of genetic variability remains to be explored. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of a reduction of diet crude protein content on gaseous emissions from deep-litter pens for fattening pigs
Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg; Canart, Bernard et al

in Animal Research (2006), 55(5), 397-407

Two successive batches of 32 fattening pigs per batch were each divided into 2 homogenous groups of 16 pigs fed either a high crude protein (CP) level diet (HP-groups) or a low crude protein level diet ... [more ▼]

Two successive batches of 32 fattening pigs per batch were each divided into 2 homogenous groups of 16 pigs fed either a high crude protein (CP) level diet (HP-groups) or a low crude protein level diet balanced with synthetic amino acids (LP-groups). Pigs were raised on straw-based deep litters in separate rooms according to diets. Once a month, the emissions of ammonia (NH3), nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapour (H2O) were measured continuously for 6 days consecutively. The mean nitrogen (N) intakes of pigs from HP-groups and LP-groups were 6.83 kg and 5.78 kg per pig respectively with mean initial and final pig body weights of 26.6 and 111.4 kg. There was no significant difference between the daily weight gains with regards to the diet CP content. At the end of the fattening periods, the N-contents of the litters were on average 1.84 kg per pig for the HP-groups and 1.56 kg per pig for the LP-groups. Gaseous emissions in the room with LP-groups were, compared with the emissions in the room with HP-groups, 26.1% lower for NH3 (10.60 vs. 14.35 g per pig per day), 12.8% lower for CH4 (13.12 vs. 15.04 g per pig per day) and 2 times higher for N2O (1.02 vs. 0.52 g per pig per day). The emissions of CO2 and H2O were not significantly different according to the diet CP level. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of a reduction of nitrogen fertilizer on sward characteristics and dairy cows performances
Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Limbourg, Pierre; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 16th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (1996)

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See detailEffects of a rice hydrolysate on growth of CHO cells and production of human interferon-g in a serum-free medium
Bare, G.; Charlier, H.; De Nijs, L. et al

in Animal Cell Technology : from target to market (2001)

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See detailEffects of a single 5 mg infusion of zoledronic acid and oral risedronate (5 mg/day) on bone remodeling over one year in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
Saag, K. G.; Devogelaer, Jean-Pierre; Reid, D. M. et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2008, June), 67(Suppl.II), 542

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See detailEffects of a single injection of a progesterone receptor antagonist during the third month of gestation in sheep
Taverne, M. A. M.; Regeling, J. I.; Sulon, Joseph ULg et al

in Reproduction in Domestic Animals (2006), 41(4), 310

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See detailEffects of a sublethal pesticide exposure on locomotor behavior: A video-tracking analysis in larval amphibians
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Libon, Sylvie; Kestemont, Patrick et al

in Chemosphere (2013), 90(3), 945-951

Organochlorine pesticides such as endosulfan have been shown to have both lethal and sublethal effects on amphibians. In this context, behavioral endpoints have proved their usefulness in evidencing ... [more ▼]

Organochlorine pesticides such as endosulfan have been shown to have both lethal and sublethal effects on amphibians. In this context, behavioral endpoints have proved their usefulness in evidencing impacts of such chemicals at environmental concentrations that do not necessarily cause mortality. The recent development of video-tracking technologies now offers the possibility of accurately quantifying locomotor behaviors. However, these techniques have not yet been applied to evaluating the toxicity of pesticides in amphibians. We therefore aimed at determining the potential toxicity of endosulfan on endpoints associated with locomotion after short-term environmental endosulfan exposure in Rana temporaria tadpoles and at using these data as warning systems for survival alterations after a longer exposure. To this end, we analyzed video-tracks of 64 tadpoles (two pesticide treatments: 5 and 50 μg L−1, one control and one solvent-control) with Ethovision XT 7 software. The highest endosulfan concentration had a significant effect on all four behavioral endpoints. Contaminated tadpoles traveled shorter distances, swam less often, at a lower mean speed, and occupied a less peripherical position than control tadpoles. The lowest endosulfan concentration had similar but lower effects, and did not affect mean speed during swimming. Survival was reduced only after a long-term exposure to endosulfan and was associated with short-term behavioral dysfunctions. These results show that endosulfan strongly affects the behavioral repertory of amphibian tadpoles, but in different ways depending on concentration, thus suggesting that the pesticide has complex modes of action. Given the importance of locomotion and space use in tadpole success in their aquatic environment, these results confirm the toxic action of endosulfan. By highlighting effects before mortality markers, video-tracking systems also show their potential as sentinels of sublethal effects of pesticides. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of acriflavine on trypanosomatids: ultrastructural, biochemical and molecular approaches
Manchester, T; Cavalcanti, DP; Simas, C et al

Poster (2009)

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See detailEffects of acute and repeated administration of a cholinesterase inhibitor on timing behaviour
Bouger, P. C.; Spowart-Manning, L.; Ferrara, André ULg et al

in European Neuropsychopharmacology (2004), 14(4), 285-294

It has been hypothesised that a leftward shift in the response distribution obtained in the peak interval (PI) procedure is a characteristic of cognitive enhancement in which mental processes are speeded ... [more ▼]

It has been hypothesised that a leftward shift in the response distribution obtained in the peak interval (PI) procedure is a characteristic of cognitive enhancement in which mental processes are speeded. Metrifonate, a cholinesterase inhibitor with reported cognitive enhancing properties in many animal models of learning and memory, was tested in the PI procedure. Acute administration of 3 and 60 mg/kg but not 1 and 30 mg/kg in fully trained rats shifted the response distribution to the right, whereas subchronic administration of 10, 30 or 50 mg/kg during task acquisition had no effect on timing behaviour. On the basis of the present data, it can be concluded that the effects of a cognition enhancer in the PI procedure cannot be predicted from the scalar expectancy theory (SET). Furthermore, SET does not appear to be an appropriate tool for analysing the acquisition of timing behaviour. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V/ECNP. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Acute Injection of Methylprednisolone in Man on Immunological and Non-Immunological Histamine Release from Leucocytes and Its Potentiation by Interleukin-3
Louis, Renaud ULg; Bury, Thierry ULg; Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Clinical & Experimental Allergy : Journal of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (1994), 24(1), 60-5

We investigated the effects of intravenous injection of methylprednisolone (MPR) compared with placebo (saline) on ex vivo leucocytic histamine release in eight healthy volunteers. All subjects received ... [more ▼]

We investigated the effects of intravenous injection of methylprednisolone (MPR) compared with placebo (saline) on ex vivo leucocytic histamine release in eight healthy volunteers. All subjects received in a randomized and a single-blind manner the placebo and MPR, 20 mg and 125 mg, each injection given in 2 week intervals. On each occasion blood samples were taken just before and 24 h after the intravenous injection to determine circulating leucocyte counts and leucocytic histamine release induced by anti-IgE (1/2000) and FMP (Formyl-Methionyl-Phenylalanine) (10(-5) M) and its modulation by IL-3 (2 ng/ml). MPR 20 mg and 125 mg significantly increased circulating leucocyte counts (P < 0.05 and P < 0.001 respectively) but decreased leucocytic histamine content (P < 0.05 and P < 0.001 respectively) by 24 h. Placebo had no effect. As for circulating basophils, after 24 h they were decreased by 125 mg MPR (P < 0.05) but increased by 20 mg (P < 0.05). Anti-IgE-induced HR was significantly inhibited by 125 mg MPR (P < 0.05) but not by 20 mg MPR or by the placebo. In contrast, neither MPR (20 mg and 125 mg) nor placebo significantly reduced FMP-induced HR. The strong potentiation by IL-3 of HR evoked by anti-IgE and FMP at baseline (P < 0.001) persisted 24 h after injection of MPR or placebo (P < 0.001 except P < 0.05 for anti-IgE-induced HR after 125 mg MPR).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of additives and solvents on the gel formation rate and on the texture of P- and Si-doped TiO2 materials
Bodson, Céline ULg; Lambert, Stéphanie ULg; Alié, Christelle ULg et al

in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2010), 134

Organic/inorganic hybrid TiO2 xerogels have been synthesized from titanium tetraisopropoxide and an organosilylated or organophosphorylated additive either in 2-methoxyethanol or isopropanol. The ... [more ▼]

Organic/inorganic hybrid TiO2 xerogels have been synthesized from titanium tetraisopropoxide and an organosilylated or organophosphorylated additive either in 2-methoxyethanol or isopropanol. The mechanisms of formation of the gels have been studied before gelation by liquid NMR spectroscopy and connected to their structure after drying analyzed by Raman spectroscopy, solid state NMR and N2 adsorption/desorption. The effects of the additives and solvents on the gel formation rate and on the texture of the xerogel have been addressed. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of adenosine on lymphangiogenesis.
Lenoir, Bénédicte ULg; Wagner, Daniel R.; Blacher, Silvia ULg et al

in PloS one (2014), 9(3), 92715

BACKGROUND: The lymphatic system controls tissue homeostasis by draining protein-rich lymph to the vascular system. Lymphangiogenesis, the formation of lymphatic vessels, is a normal event in childhood ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The lymphatic system controls tissue homeostasis by draining protein-rich lymph to the vascular system. Lymphangiogenesis, the formation of lymphatic vessels, is a normal event in childhood but promotes tumor spread and metastasis during adulthood. Blocking lymphangiogenesis may therefore be of therapeutic interest. Production of adenosine is enhanced in the tumor environment and contributes to tumor progression through stimulation of angiogenesis. In this study, we determined whether adenosine affects lymphangiogenesis. METHODS: Lymphatic endothelial cells (HMVEC-dLy) were cultured in presence of adenosine and their proliferation, migration and tube formation was assessed. Gelatin sponges embedded with the stable analogue of adenosine 2-chloro adenosine were implanted in mice ear and lymphangiogenesis was quantified. Mice were intravenously injected with adenoviruses containing expression vector for 5'-endonucleotidase, which plays a major role in the formation of adenosine. RESULTS: In vitro, we observed that adenosine decreased the proliferation of lymphatic endothelial cells, their migration and tube formation. However, in vivo, gelatin sponges containing 2-chloro adenosine and implanted in mice ear displayed an elevated level of lymphangiogenesis (2.5-fold, p<0.001). Adenovirus-mediated over-expression of cytosolic 5'-nucleotidase IA stimulated lymphangiogenesis and the recruitment of macrophages in mouse liver. Proliferation of lymphatic endothelial cells was enhanced (2-fold, p<0.001) when incubated in the presence of conditioned medium from murine macrophages. CONCLUSION: We have shown that adenosine stimulates lymphangiogenesis in vivo, presumably through a macrophage-mediated mechanism. This observation suggests that blockade of adenosine receptors may help in anti-cancer therapies. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of age and allergen-induced airway inflammation in cats: Radiographic and cytologic correlation
Kirschvink, Nathalie; Kersnak, Emilie; Leemans, Jérôme ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2007), 174(3), 644-651

Thoracic radiography is an important diagnostic tool for feline respiratory medicine. The aim of this study was (1) to assess agerelated changes of thoracic radiographic views in healthy young cats and (2 ... [more ▼]

Thoracic radiography is an important diagnostic tool for feline respiratory medicine. The aim of this study was (1) to assess agerelated changes of thoracic radiographic views in healthy young cats and (2) to test if experimentally-induced bronchial inflammation by inhaling Ascaris suum (AS) allergens leads to radiographic changes after single or repeated exposures. Healthy cats (n = 15-30) aged between 6 and 30 months were evaluated. Eight healthy cats and eight AS-sensitised cats, respectively, inhaled sterile saline or allergen. Radiographs were taken 24 h before, and 6, 24 and 48 h after the challenge. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was performed after the last radiographic examination. AS-sensitised cats underwent three further allergen challenges at 3-month intervals. The radiographic evaluation was based on a scoring system considering bronchial, interstitial and alveolar patterns. A significant age-related increase in interstitial and total radiographic score was detected in healthy cats older than 18 months and in healthy cats older than 24 months. Whilst saline inhalation did not affect radiographic scores, a single AS challenge induced significant changes of all scores within 6-24 h. A significant positive correlation between radiographic scores and BAL neutrophils and eosinophils was found. Repeated AS challenges did not induce irreversible changes in radiographic scores. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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