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See detailIn vitro and in vivo pharmacological characterization of BM-613 [N-n-pentyl-N'-[2-(4'-methylphenylamino)-5-nitrobenzenesulfonyl]urea]
Hanson, Julien ULg; Rolin, Stéphanie; Reynaud, Denis et al

in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (The) (2005), 313

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See detailThe in vitro and in vivo production of a 31.5-kD keratinolytic subtilase from Microsporum canis and the clinical status in naturally infected cats.
Mignon, Bernard ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg et al

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (1998), 196(4), 438-441

BACKGROUND: Microsporum-canis-infected cats, especially the asymptomatic infected ones, are mainly responsible for the zoonotic disease. The important variability of the clinical signs in cats is poorly ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Microsporum-canis-infected cats, especially the asymptomatic infected ones, are mainly responsible for the zoonotic disease. The important variability of the clinical signs in cats is poorly understood. Recently, a 31.5-kD keratinolytic subtilase was found to be a putative virulence factor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible relationship between the clinical status of dermatophytic cats and the production of the keratinase. METHODS: Seven M. canis strains isolated either from clinically affected, asymptomatic infected or mechanical carrier cats were tested for the in vitro production of the enzyme. The immunohistochemical detection of the enzyme was also assessed in skin biopsies of 4 symptomatic and 7 asymptomatic naturally infected cats. RESULTS: All the strains produced in vitro a 31.5-kD keratinolytic subtilase. The enzyme was present in all but 1 of the infected cats. CONCLUSION: The production of the keratinase is not a factor directly responsible for the clinical picture seen in M.-canis-infected cats. [less ▲]

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See detailIn Vitro and in Vivo Stimulation of the Murine Immune System by Agm-1470, a Potent Angiogenesis Inhibitor
Antoine, Nadine ULg; Daukandt, M.; Heinen, Ernst ULg et al

in American Journal of Pathology (1996), 148(2), 393-8

AGM-1470, a potent angiogenesis inhibitor, is already engaged in phase I clinical trials because of its effectiveness to restrain tumor growth and its lack of major side effects. Recently, we showed that ... [more ▼]

AGM-1470, a potent angiogenesis inhibitor, is already engaged in phase I clinical trials because of its effectiveness to restrain tumor growth and its lack of major side effects. Recently, we showed that AGM-1470 stimulates in vitro human B lymphocyte proliferation through T lymphocytes. These data prompted us to explore the in vivo effects of AGM-1470 on the immune system in a mouse model. In this study, we showed that AGM-1470, in synergy with phytohemagglutinin, stimulates the proliferation of murine lymphocytes isolated from lymph nodes. This effect was similar to the one observed with human lymphocytes. When injected subcutaneously or intraperitoneally into mice at pharmacological doses, AGM-1470 induced a significant increase of axillary and mesenteric lymph nodes, respectively. Histological and morphological analyses showed that this phenomenon is mostly due to a hyperplasia of the germinal centers. On average, the area of the germinal center of lymph nodes from AGM-1470-treated mice were three times larger than in lymph nodes from control mice. Interestingly, no effect was observed when AGM-1470 was injected subcutaneously into T-deficient nude mice. Our data demonstrate that AGM-1470 stimulates B cell proliferation in vivo as suggested by the in vitro experiments. This effect should be taken into account in the follow-up of patients treated with this molecule and calls for additional studies to determine the biological consequences of such a stimulation on the host immune system. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro and in vivo studies on sodium nimesulide-b-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes
Piel, Géraldine ULg; Delneuville, Isabelle; Delattre, Luc ULg

Poster (1996, April)

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See detailIn vitro antagonism of two potential biopesticides Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas fluorescens : biochemical aspects.
Jacques, Philippe ULg; Hbid, Ch.; Ongena, Marc ULg et al

in Proceedings "Biological control of fruit and foliar diseases" (1993, September)

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See detailIn vitro antagonistic activity evaluation of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) combined with cellulase enzyme against Campylobacter jejuni growth in co-culture
Dubois Dauphin, Robin ULg; vandeplas, Sabrina; Didderen, Isabelle et al

in Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (2011), 21(1), 62-70

The antibacterial effects of nine Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) on Campylobacter jejuni were investigated using agar gel diffusion and co-culture assay. Inhibition potential was not the same between both ... [more ▼]

The antibacterial effects of nine Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) on Campylobacter jejuni were investigated using agar gel diffusion and co-culture assay. Inhibition potential was not the same between both techniques. Only two LAB, Lb. pentosus CWBI B78 and E. faecium THT, showed an anti-campylobacter activity in co-culture assay in using dehydrated poultry excreta mixed with ground straw (DPE/GS) as the only growth substrate source. It was observed that the complementation with Cellulase A complex (Beldem S.A.) of this medium enhanced antimicrobial effect of both bacteria. The co-culture medium acidification was correlated with the concentration in supplemented enzyme. The antibacterial effect was characterized by the production of lactic acid by the homofermentative E. faecium THT and the lactic and acetic acids production by the heterofermentative Lb. pentosus CWBI B78. The antagonistic properties from bacteria-enzyme cooperation could reduce the prevalence of Campylobacter consequently the risk of human infection. [less ▲]

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See detailIn Vitro Anticancer Potential of Tree Extracts from the Walloon Region Forest.
Frederich, Michel ULg; Marcowycz, Aline; Cieckiewicz, Ewa ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2009), 75(15), 1634-1637

Forty-eight extracts from 16 common Belgian trees from the Walloon Region forest were evaluated for IN VITRO growth inhibitory activity against the human LoVo colon cancer, PC3 prostate cancer, and U373 ... [more ▼]

Forty-eight extracts from 16 common Belgian trees from the Walloon Region forest were evaluated for IN VITRO growth inhibitory activity against the human LoVo colon cancer, PC3 prostate cancer, and U373 glioblastoma cell lines. Our study was performed with the aim of selecting plant candidates in order to later isolate new anticancer compounds from an easily affordable tree material. Extracts from ALNUS GLUTINOSA (stem bark), CARPINUS BETULUS (leaves and stem bark), CASTANEA SATIVA (stem bark), FAGUS SYLVATICA (leaves), ILEX AQUIFOLIUM (leaves), LARIX DECIDUA (leaves), QUERCUS PETRAEA (stem bark), and QUERCUS ROBUR (leaves) showed for the first time potent IN VITRO growth inhibitory activity and could become easily affordable sources of potential new anticancer agents. Root extracts from ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA, already known for containing cytotoxic lectins, also showed interesting activity. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro antimicrobial activity of plants used in Cambodian traditional medicine
Chea, Aun; Jonville, Marie ULg; Bun, Sok-Siya et al

in American Journal of Chinese Medicine (The) (2007), 35(5), 867-873

The purpose of the present study was to screen 27 plant species used in the traditional medicine of Cambodia for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities. Thirty-three methanolic extracts were ... [more ▼]

The purpose of the present study was to screen 27 plant species used in the traditional medicine of Cambodia for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities. Thirty-three methanolic extracts were tested against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Mycobacterium smegmatis and Candida albicans. Screened by disk diffusion assay, the extracts showed antimicrobial activity especially on Gram-positive bacteria. None of the crude methanolic extracts showed activity against P. aeruginosa. Twenty-five selected extracts were evaluated using a micro-dilution test. Harrisonia perforata (roots) and Hymenodictyon excelsum (bark) exhibited a bactericidal effect against S. aureus at a concentration of 500 μg/ml. Azadirachta indica (bark), Harrisonia perforata (roots and stem) and Shorea obtusa (roots) exhibited a bactericidal effect against M. smegmatis at 250 μg/ml. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro antiplasmodial activity of ethnobotanically selected plants from Burkina Faso
Jansen, Olivia ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2008), 74(9), 1142-1142

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See detailIn vitro antiplasmodial activity of five plants used in Benin in traditional medicine to treat malaria
Bero, J.; Frederich, Michel ULg; De Mol, Patrick ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2008), 74(9), 1002-1002

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See detailIn vitro antiplasmodial activity of plants used in Benin in traditional medicine to treat malaria
Bero, Joanne; Ganfon, Habib; Jonville, Marie ULg et al

in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2009), 122

Aim of the study: The aim of the studywas to evaluate the in vitro antiplasmodial activity of crude extracts of 12 plant species traditionally used in Benin for the treatment of malaria in order to ... [more ▼]

Aim of the study: The aim of the studywas to evaluate the in vitro antiplasmodial activity of crude extracts of 12 plant species traditionally used in Benin for the treatment of malaria in order to validate their use. Materials and methods: For each species, dichloromethane, methanol and total aqueous extracts were tested. The antiplasmodial activity of extracts was evaluated using the measurement of the plasmodial lactate dehydrogenase activity on chloroquine-sensitive (3D7) and resistant (W2) strains of Plasmodium falciparum. The selectivity of the different extractswas evaluated using the MTT test on J774 macrophagelike murine cells and WI38 human normal fibroblasts. Results: The best growth inhibition of both strains of Plasmodium falciparum was observed with the dichloromethane extracts of Acanthospermum hispidum DC. (Asteraceae) (IC50 =7.5 g/ml on 3D7 and 4.8 g/ml on W2), Keetia leucantha (K. Krause) Bridson (syn. Plectronia leucantha Krause) (Rubiaceae) leaves and twigs (IC50 = 13.8 and 11.3 g/ml on 3D7 and IC50 = 26.5 and 15.8 g/ml on W2, respectively), Carpolobia lutea G.Don. (Polygalaceae) (IC50 = 19.4 g/ml on 3D7 and 8.1 g/ml on W2) and Strychnos spinosa Lam. (Loganiaceae) leaves (IC50 = 15.6 g/ml on 3D7 and 8.9 g/ml on W2). All these extracts had a low cytotoxicity. Conclusion: Our study gives some justifications for the traditional uses of some investigated plants. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro antiplasmodial activity of Tithonia diversifolia and identification of its main active constituent: tagitinin C.
Goffin, Eric ULg; Ziemons, Eric ULg; De Mol, Patrick ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2002), 68(6), 543-5

The antimalarial properties of Tithonia diversifolia, an Asteraceae traditionally used to treat malaria, were investigated in vitro against three strains of Plasmodium falciparum. The ether extract from ... [more ▼]

The antimalarial properties of Tithonia diversifolia, an Asteraceae traditionally used to treat malaria, were investigated in vitro against three strains of Plasmodium falciparum. The ether extract from aerial parts of the plant collected in Sao Tome e Principe, demonstrated good antiplasmodial activity (IC 50 on FCA strain: 0.75 microg/ml). A bioassay guided fractionation of this extract led to the isolation of the known sesquiterpene lactone tagitinin C as an active component against Plasmodium (IC 50 on FCA strain: 0.33 microg/ml), but also possessing cytotoxic properties (IC 50 on HTC-116 cells: 0.706 microg/ml). [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro Biocompatibility and Genotoxicity Assessment of a Gentamicin-Loaded Monoolein Gel Intended to Treat of Chronic Osteomyelitis
Ouédraogo, M; Nacoulma, E.C; Semdé, R et al

in Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology (2008), 3(5),

The aim of the study was to assess in vitro the biocompatibility and the genotoxicity of a gentamicin-loaded monoolein gel intended to treat of chronic osteomyelitis. Indeed, we are developing ... [more ▼]

The aim of the study was to assess in vitro the biocompatibility and the genotoxicity of a gentamicin-loaded monoolein gel intended to treat of chronic osteomyelitis. Indeed, we are developing biodegradable implants based on monoolein and gentamicin. The results of formulations, physico-chemical characterization of the formulated implants and in vitro release kinetic of gentamicin from implants were encouraging. As biocompatibility and absence of genotoxicity are the prerequisites for safe use of implants, we performed in vitro hemolysis, cytotoxicity and, genotoxicity tests. Hemolysis was evaluated by incubating human erythrocytes in direct contact with the implant whereas cytotoxicity was evaluated by 3-[4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay using fibroblasts and macrophages. Alkaline comet Assay was used to evaluate genotoxic potential of the implants. From these in vitro assays, the implant based on monoolein and gentamicin showed no genotoxic potential and has satisfactory biocompatibility. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro characterisation of dietary fibre fermentation in the pig intestines and its influence on nitrogen excretion
Bindelle, Jérôme ULg

Doctoral thesis (2008)

Increasing attention has been paid to dietary fibre (DF) fermentation in the large intestine of pigs during the past years in pig nutrition. The bacterial growth supported by DF intestinal fermentation ... [more ▼]

Increasing attention has been paid to dietary fibre (DF) fermentation in the large intestine of pigs during the past years in pig nutrition. The bacterial growth supported by DF intestinal fermentation induces a shift of N excretion from urea in urine to bacterial protein in faeces that reduces NH3 emission from the manure. The objective of this thesis was to investigate the relationship between DF fermentability, intestinal bacteria growth and the N excretion. In the first part, an in vitro gas-test method using a living bacterial inoculum developed for ruminants was adapted to the pig. The use of pig colonic content was compared to faeces for the preparation of the inoculum and it was concluded that faeces could replace intestinal content, avoiding the use of cannulated animals. Secondly, the influence of a pespin-pancreatin hydrolysis prior to the fermentation in order to simulate digestion in the stomach and the small intestine was demonstrated. Finally, the influence of the faeces donnor bodyweight and the dietary fibre content of its diet on the gas production kinetics was shown. When studying a topic related to a specific category of pig, it is recommended to use animals from the same category as faeces donors to prepare the inoculum. In the second part of the thesis, the amount of protein synthesis (PS) by faecal microbes fermenting different sources of purified carbohydrates, or ingredients differing in DF content, was measured using 15N-labelled NH4Cl in the inoculum. PS ranged between 9.8 and 22.9 mg N g-1 fermented carbohydrate according to the rate of fermentation of the carbohydrate and its soluble fibre content. These in vitro observations were confirmed through in vivo experiments with diets containing increasing levels of soluble DF: in vitro PS passed from 1.51 to 2.35 mg N g-1 diet while in vivo urinary- N:fecal–N excretion ratio decreased from 2.171 to 1.177. [less ▲]

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See detailIn Vitro Characterization Of The Homogalacturonan-Binding Domain Of The Wall-Associated Kinase Wak1 Using Site-Directed Mutagenesis
Decreux, Annabelle ULg; Thomas, Annick ULg; Spies, B. et al

in Phytochemistry (2006), 67(11), 1068-79

Wall-associated kinase 1--WAK1 is a transmembrane protein containing a cytoplasmic Ser/Thr kinase domain and an extracellular domain in contact with the pectin fraction of the plant cell wall in ... [more ▼]

Wall-associated kinase 1--WAK1 is a transmembrane protein containing a cytoplasmic Ser/Thr kinase domain and an extracellular domain in contact with the pectin fraction of the plant cell wall in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) HEYNH. In a previous paper [Decreux, A., Messiaen, J., 2005. Wall-associated kinase WAK1 interacts with cell wall pectins in a calcium-induced conformation. Plant Cell Physiol. 46, 268-278], we showed that a recombinant peptide expressed in yeast corresponding to amino acids 67-254 of the extracellular domain of WAK1 specifically interacts with commercial non-methylesterified homogalacturonic acid, purified homogalacturonans from Arabidopsis and oligogalacturonides in a calcium-induced conformation. In this report, we used a receptor binding domain sequence-based prediction method to identify four putative binding sites in the extracellular domain of WAK1, in which cationic amino acids were selected for substitution by site-directed mutagenesis. Interaction studies between mutated forms of WAK1 and homogalacturonans allowed us to identify and confirm at least five specific amino acids involved in the interaction with homogalacturonan dimers and multimers. The presence of this homogalacturonan-binding domain within the extracellular domain of WAK1 is discussed in terms of cell wall architecture and signal transduction. [less ▲]

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See detailIN VITRO CLONAL PROPAGATION OF A PROMISING AGROFUEL PRODUCING-PLANT : JATROPHA CURCAS L.
Medza Mve, Samson Daudet ULg; Mergeai, Guy ULg; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2009, June 13)

In the present investigation, in vitro clonal propagation of two-month-old Jatropha curcas L. was achieved employing nodal explants. Axillary shoot bud proliferation was best initiated on Murashige and ... [more ▼]

In the present investigation, in vitro clonal propagation of two-month-old Jatropha curcas L. was achieved employing nodal explants. Axillary shoot bud proliferation was best initiated on Murashige and Skoog’s (MS) basal medium supplemented with N6-benzyladenine (BA) and adenine sulphate. This medium allowed the production of 3.1 ± 0.5 shoots per nodal explant with 3.5 ± 0.8 cm average length after 3-4 weeks. [less ▲]

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See detailIn Vitro Comparison of the Antimycotic Activity of a Miconazole-Hp-Beta-Cyclodextrin Solution with a Miconazole Surfactant Solution
Piel, Géraldine ULg; Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg; Pavoni, Ermanno et al

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2001), 48(1), 83-7

The antimycotic activity of a new parenteral solution containing miconazole was compared with that of a marketed solution (Daktarin IV solution). This solution has been withdrawn from the Belgian market ... [more ▼]

The antimycotic activity of a new parenteral solution containing miconazole was compared with that of a marketed solution (Daktarin IV solution). This solution has been withdrawn from the Belgian market, probably because of toxic effects related to the presence of polyoxyl 35 castor oil. We propose a new formulation containing miconazole (10 mg/mL) (like the marketed solution), in combination with hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin and lactic acid. The MICs of these two solutions were determined by a broth microdilution method (based on NCCLS guidelines) for 67 yeasts and 50 filamentous fungi isolates. This study shows that the MICs obtained with these two solutions are not significantly different. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro culture of immature embryos of Phaseolus polyanthus Greenm. and Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Toussaint, André ULg; Clément, F.; Mergeai, Guy ULg et al

in Annual Report of the Bean Improvment Cooperative (2002), 45

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