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See detailFractional cover data retrieval using eCognition
Wellens, Joost ULg; Denis, Antoine ULg

Report (2012)

For the overall calibration and validation of the AquaCrop model decent information on the development of the canopy cover is crucial. Throughout the growing season overhead canopy pictures were taken ... [more ▼]

For the overall calibration and validation of the AquaCrop model decent information on the development of the canopy cover is crucial. Throughout the growing season overhead canopy pictures were taken. Different image treatment programs have been evaluated on their capacity to retrieve the fractional cover data from these images. The findings are presented in this technical note. The objectives (and/or constraints) were manifold: - determine for each image the percentage of canopy cover of the monitored crop (maize or cabbage); - in case of mixed-cropping, calculate a separate canopy cover for each crop; - weeds are to be excluded; - mask all non-desired items (camera operator, field borders, …). [less ▲]

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See detailFractionated irradiation combined with carbogen breathing and nicotinamide of two human glioblastomas grafted in nude mice
SUN, Lin-Quan; BUCHEGGER, Franz; COUCKE, Philippe ULg et al

in Radiation Research (2001), 155(1),

This study addressed the potential radiosensitizing effect of nicotinamide and/or carbogen on human glioblastoma xenografts in nude mice. U-87MG and LN-Z308 tumors were irradiated with either 20 fractions ... [more ▼]

This study addressed the potential radiosensitizing effect of nicotinamide and/or carbogen on human glioblastoma xenografts in nude mice. U-87MG and LN-Z308 tumors were irradiated with either 20 fractions over 12 days or 5 fractions over 5 days in air-breathing mice, mice injected with nicotinamide, mice breathing carbogen, or mice receiving nicotinamide plus carbogen. The responses to treatment were assessed using local control and moist desquamation. In U-87MG tumors, the enhancement ratios (ERs) at the radiation dose required to produce local tumor control in 50% of the treated mice (TCD50) with nicotinamide and/or carbogen ranged from 1.13 to 1.24 for irradiation in 20 fractions over 12 days. In LN-Z308 tumors, the ERs at the TCD50 with nicotinamide and/or carbogen ranged from 1.22 to 1.40 for irradiation in 5 fractions over 5 days and from 1.11 to 1.30 in 20 fractions over 12 days, respectively. Skin injury was slightly enhanced, with ERs ranged from 1.06 to 1.15 when radiation was combined with carbogen and/or nicotinamide. Thus carbogen and nicotinamide can slightly improve the radiation response of human glioblastoma xenografts. [less ▲]

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See detailFractionated stereotactic radiotherapy : treatment of 24 pituitary adenoma
Valdes Socin, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; Kaschten, Bruno ULg; Rutten, I. et al

in 5th European Congress of Endocrinology - Abstract book (2001)

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See detailFRACTIONATED STEREOTACTIC RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT OF CAVERNOUS SINUS MENINGIOMAS: A STUDY OF 100 CASES
Litré, Claude Fabien ULg; COLIN, P; NOUDEL, R et al

in International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics (2009), 74(4), 1012-7

Purpose:We discuss our experiences with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSR) in the treatment of cavernous sinus meningiomas. Methods and Materials: From 1995 to 2006, we monitored 100 patients ... [more ▼]

Purpose:We discuss our experiences with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSR) in the treatment of cavernous sinus meningiomas. Methods and Materials: From 1995 to 2006, we monitored 100 patients diagnosed with cavernous sinus meningiomas; 84 female and 16 male patients were included. The mean patient age was 56 years. The most common symptoms were a reduction in visual acuity (57%), diplopia (50%), exophthalmy (30%), and trigeminal neuralgia (34%). Surgery was initially performed on 26 patients. All patients were treated with FSR. A total of 45 Gy was administered to the lesion, with 5 fractions of 1.8 Gy completed each week. Patient treatment was performed using a Varian Clinac linear accelerator used for cranial treatments and a micro-multileaf collimator. Results: No side effects were reported. Mean follow-up period was 33 months, with 20% of patients undergoing follow-up evaluation of more than 4 years later. The tumor control rate at 3 years was 94%. Three patients required microsurgical intervention because FSR proved ineffective. In terms of functional symptoms, an 81% improvement was observed in patients suffering from exophthalmy, with 46% of these patients being restored to full health. A 52% improvement was observed in diplopia, together with a 67% improvement in visual acuity and a 50% improvement in type V neuropathy. Conclusions: FSR facilitates tumor control, either as an initial treatment option or in combination with microsurgery. In addition to being a safe procedure with few side effects, FSR offers the significant benefit of superior functional outcomes. [less ▲]

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See detailFractionation and partial characterization of proteins extracted from the bovine fallopian tube: preparation of tools for further purifications
Remy, Benoît ULg; Rabahi, F.; Duwez, L. et al

in Theriogenology (1995), 44(1), 95-107

Described in the present paper is a combined biochemical and immunological approach to study oviductal proteins in the bovine. Antisera were raised against semi-purified proteins extracted from bovine ... [more ▼]

Described in the present paper is a combined biochemical and immunological approach to study oviductal proteins in the bovine. Antisera were raised against semi-purified proteins extracted from bovine tubal mucosal tissue and were characterized. These antisera are available to monitor puritications of specific oviductal proteins in the future. Oviducts from 170 cyclic cows were collected at a slaughterhouse, and high amounts of mucosal proteins were extracted. The proteins were fractionated after precipitation with ammonium sulfate, anti-bovine serum albumin (bSA) and anti-bovine immunoglobulins bIg) afiinity chromatography and ion exchange chromatography. Each of the 12 fractions obtained after ion exchange chromatography was used to immunize a rabbit. Conditioned media were recovered from bovine oviduct cell monolayers cultured without serum to cot&m the oviductal origin of the extracted proteins. After Western blot analysis, 15 proteins were detected in the bovine oviductal extracts, and their molecular weights and isoelectric points were determined by 2 dimensional electrophoresis. Among these 15 proteins, 11 were also detected in conditioned media of bovine oviductal cells. These results demonstrate an oviductal origin of the 11 detected proteins and strongly suggest their secretion by the oviductal cells. [less ▲]

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See detailFractionation and reconstitution experiments provide insight into the role of gluten and starch interactions in pasta quality
Delcour, Jan; Vansteelandt, J.; Hythier, M. C. et al

in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2000), 48(9), 3767-3773

Commercial durum wheat (Triticum durum desf.) semolina was fractionated into starch, gluten, and water extractables. Starch surface proteins and surface lipids were removed, and two starches with ... [more ▼]

Commercial durum wheat (Triticum durum desf.) semolina was fractionated into starch, gluten, and water extractables. Starch surface proteins and surface lipids were removed, and two starches with manipulated granule size distributions were produced to influence starch properties, affecting its interaction with other semolina components. Reconstituted spaghetti was made with untreated (control) or treated starches. The pasta made from the starting semolina material had lower cooking time and was of lower quality than the samples made from reconstituted material. This was not due to changes in gluten properties as a result of the first step of the fractionation process. For the reconstituted samples, starch interaction behavior was not changed after surface protein or surface lipid removal. Starch surface properties thus do not influence the starch interaction behavior, indicating that starch-gluten interaction in raw (uncooked) pasta is mainly due to physical inclusion. All reconstituted pasta samples also had generally the same cooking quality. It was concluded that the small changes in starch gelatinization behavior, caused by the above;mentioned starch modifications, are of little importance for pasta quality. [less ▲]

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See detailFractionation of apple by-products as source of new ingredients: Current situation and perspectives
Rabetafika, Holy-Nadia ULg; Bchir, Brahim; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

in Trends in Food Science & Technology (in press)

Apple (Malus sp.) is among the most processed fruit that generates high amount of wastes. Depending on processes, various by-products are available offering a great diversity of low-cost raw materials ... [more ▼]

Apple (Malus sp.) is among the most processed fruit that generates high amount of wastes. Depending on processes, various by-products are available offering a great diversity of low-cost raw materials. Biorefinery processes are expected to convert them into new added-value products such as hemicelluloses, oligosaccharides and polyphenols. This paper reviews the current uses of apple by-products as source of fibre and phytochemicals with special emphasis on recent fractionation processes. Future trends and challenges of apple by-product reuse are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailFractionation of the DD-carboxypeptidase-transpeptidase activities solubilized from membranes of Escherichia coli K12, strain 44
Pollock, Jerry J.; Nguyen-Disteche, Martine; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1974), 41(3), 439-446

A transpeptidase activity in Escherichia coli was measured independently of other enzymes involved in peptidoglycan synthesis by quantitating the formation of UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-l-alanyl-y-d-glutamyl-(l ... [more ▼]

A transpeptidase activity in Escherichia coli was measured independently of other enzymes involved in peptidoglycan synthesis by quantitating the formation of UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-l-alanyl-y-d-glutamyl-(l)-meso-diaminopimelyl-(l)-d-alanyl-[14C]glycine when UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-l-alanyl-y-d-glutamyl-(l)-meso-diaminopimelyl-(l-d-alanyl-d-alanine was used as donor substrate and [14C]glycine as acceptor in a transfer reaction. After extraction of membrane envelopes with Brij-36T and subsequent ammonium sulfate precipitation, DEAE-cellulose chromatography revealed two major fractions; one not adsorbed to the ion-exchange resin and the other adsorbed. The fraction which was bound to DEAE-cellulose was bound to and could be eluted from an ampicillin affinity chromatography system while the fraction not bound to DEAE-cellulose was also not bound to the ampicillin column. Both unbound and bound ampicillin fractions exhibited dd-carboxypeptidase and transpeptidase activities although for equivalent dd-carboxypeptidase activity, the bound ampicillin fraction required about five times more glycine acceptor to achieve the same amount of transpeptidation as the unbound ampicillin fraction. [less ▲]

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See detailFractionation of the reference inoculum of epizootic rabbit enteropathy in discontinuous sucrose gradient identifies aetiological agents in high density fractions
Szalo, Ioan Mihai ULg; Lassence, Cédric ULg; Licois, Dominique et al

in Veterinary Journal (2007), 173(3), 652-657

Epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE) is a major cause of economic loss in intensive rabbit production. Since its first recognition in 1997, much work has been done to determine the pathogenic mechanisms of ... [more ▼]

Epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE) is a major cause of economic loss in intensive rabbit production. Since its first recognition in 1997, much work has been done to determine the pathogenic mechanisms of the disease and to identify the aetiological agent(s). Unfortunately, the quest for aetiology has only met with limited success despite the ability to reproduce the syndrome by inoculation of intestinal contents from field cases. These intestinal inocula contain a huge number of microorganisms which could all be involved in the aetiology of ERE. To decrease the number of putative agents, the French reference inoculum TEC3 was fractionated on a discontinuous sucrose gradient so that seven fractions (supernatant, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% and pellet) were obtained. Specific-pathogen-free rabbits were inoculated with three out of these seven fractions (supernatant, 30%, and pellet). The objectives were: (1) to characterise the seven fractions by bacteriological examination; (2) to verify whether the aetiological agent was present in the fractions by inoculation of rabbits; (3) to assign the aetiological agent of ERE to a morphological group of pathogens; (4) to identify a fraction which could replace the reference inoculum TEC3 in applications such as cell cultures or egg inoculation. The results strongly suggest that ERE is a bacterial disease and does not have a viral or parasitic aetiology. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailFractionation process to produce a new milk ingredient enriched in phospholipids and sphingolipids
Bodson, P.; Dalemans, D.; Danthine, Sabine ULg et al

Poster (2008, October)

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See detailFractionnement de la fumure azotée: deux ou trois fractions? fumure au tallage ou pas?
Bodson, Bernard ULg; Vancutsem, Françoise ULg; Destain, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Fumure et protection phytosanitaire des céréales (2004, February 18)

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See detailFractionnement du froment d'hiver : influences variétale et phytotechnique.
Sindic, Marianne ULg; Chevalier, Olivier; Duculot, Jacqueline et al

in Industries des Céréales (1993), (82),

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See detailFractography survey on high cycle fatigue failure: Crack origin characterisation and correlations between mechanical tests and microstructure in Fe-C-Cr-Mo-X alloys
Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack ULg; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

in International Journal of Fatigue (2007), 29(4), 713-728

Raw materials were cast from different specific processes in order to produce cleaner steels with a reduced amount of inclusions. Studied materials that are HSS hardened alloys belonging to the Fe-Cr-C-X ... [more ▼]

Raw materials were cast from different specific processes in order to produce cleaner steels with a reduced amount of inclusions. Studied materials that are HSS hardened alloys belonging to the Fe-Cr-C-X system were shared out in four groups depending on the tempering temperature and the presence of secondary and primary carbides. Both inclusions and carbides were roughly assessed by means of Image Analysis. Forging was done on all studied materials with different reduction ratios in order to highlight the texture influence oil mechanical properties. High cycle fatigue tests were made using the boundary method to allow a quick evaluation of results. Fractographic analyses carried out on broken samples led to the definition of four failure modes depending on the nature and the location of the point from which the crack was initiated in one hand, and the roughness of striations in the propagating area over and around the initiation point. Internal and surface crack initiation points were found, the latter being more harmful than the first ones. Though oxides appeared to be more detrimental than other inclusions, primary carbides were also found to be both crack initiation candidates and crack propagation enhancers. Various parameters likely to influence high cycle fatigue failures were finally defined, the most significant one dealing with the nature and location of embedded precipitates and the forging reduction ratio. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailFracture (sociale, numérique etc.)
Vandeninden, Elise ULg

in Durand, Pascal (Ed.) Les nouveaux mots du pouvoir. Abécédaire critique. (2007)

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See detailFracture (sociale, numérique, etc.)
Vandeninden, Elise ULg

in Quaderni : la Revue de la Communication (2007), 63

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See detailFracture and Bone Mineral Density in Hemodialysis Patients
Fontaine, M. A.; Albert, Adelin ULg; Dubois, Bernard ULg et al

in Clinical Nephrology (2000), 54(3), 218-26

AIM: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine in hemodialysis patients the pattern of low trauma fracture, the ability of dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to discriminate between patients ... [more ▼]

AIM: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine in hemodialysis patients the pattern of low trauma fracture, the ability of dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to discriminate between patients with and without fracture, and the magnitude, distribution and mechanism of bone loss. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-eight patients were studied. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured by DXA at lumbar spine (LS), femoral neck (FN) and 3 radius sites (UD, MID and 1/3R). In 11 patients (12.5%), 16 fractures occurred and were predominant at the distal forearm and ribs. RESULTS: Patients with fracture had a significatively lower BMD Z-score at LS (-1.34 +/- 1.66 vs -0.42 +/- 1.23), at FN (-1.58 +/- 1.25 vs -0.60 +/- 1.01), at MID radius (-2.59 +/- 1.34 vs -0.93 +/- 1.76) and 1/3 radius (-1.62 +/- 1.60 vs -0.39 +/- 1.32). They also had a longer history of dialysis (113 +/- 64 vs 53 +/- 65 months). Prevalence of osteoporosis varied from 23% at LS to 50% at MID radius. CONCLUSION: Multiple regression analysis showed that there was no influence of gender, age, parathormone status and primary renal disease on BMD. However, at FN, UD, MID and 1/3 radius, a significantly negative correlation was found between length of dialysis and BMD Z-score. By contrast at LS, there was a positive correlation between age at onset of dialysis and BMD Z-score. Despite occurrence of fracture at the fistula forearm, BMD levels were similar in both arms. [less ▲]

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