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See detailThe influence of temperature on bacterial assemblages during bioremediation of a diesel fuel contaminated subAntarctic soil
Delille, Daniel; Pelletier, E.; Coulon, F. et al

Conference (2004)

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See detailInfluence of temperature on conservability of chilled vacuum packed beef from different origins
Didimo Imazaki, Pedro Henrique ULg; Maréchal, Aline; Nezer, Carine ULg et al

Poster (2011, August 07)

The objective of this experiment was to study the conservability of chilled vacuum-packed meat depending on storage temperature (–1 °C vs. +4 °C) during the last third of their shelf life. Physicochemical ... [more ▼]

The objective of this experiment was to study the conservability of chilled vacuum-packed meat depending on storage temperature (–1 °C vs. +4 °C) during the last third of their shelf life. Physicochemical parameters (pH and colour) and microbiological growth (total aerobic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas spp. and Brochothrix thermosphacta) of Longissimus dorsi samples from different origins (United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia and Brazil) were measured at: i) 2/3 of their shelf life and ii) the end of their shelf life. Sample bacteria population growing on MRS was identified by API 50 CHL strips. Unlike Irish and British samples, pH of some Australian and Brazilian samples decreased during conservation. The colour of the samples remained stable and it did not seem to be influenced by temperature. All samples conserved at –1 °C presented a satisfactory microbiological quality at the end of their shelf life (British and Irish meat = 35~45 days; Australian meat = 140 days and Brazilian meat = 120 days). On Australian and Brazilian samples, temperature did not influence total aerobic bacteria growth, but conservation at +4 °C favoured lactic acid bacteria and Enterobacteriaceae growth. API 50 CHL strip identifications revealed the presence of bacteria like Lactobacillus brevis, Carnobacterium maltaromaticum and Lactobacillus fermentum, which occur naturally in fresh meat and are known for their bioprotective effect against other microorganisms. Further analyses are being carried out using molecular methods in order to study the initial bacteria population diversity and it evolution during storage. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the 524-VAAEIL-529 sequence of annexins A6 in their interfacial behavior and interaction with lipid monolayers.
Domon, Magdalena; Nasir, Mehmet Nail ULg; Pikula, Slawomir et al

in Journal of Colloid & Interface Science (2013), In Press

Annexin A6 (AnxA6), a calcium- and membrane-binding protein, is expressed in mammalian cells in two isoforms: AnxA6-1 and AnxA6-2, the latter lacking the 524- VAAEIL-529 sequence at the start of repeat 7 ... [more ▼]

Annexin A6 (AnxA6), a calcium- and membrane-binding protein, is expressed in mammalian cells in two isoforms: AnxA6-1 and AnxA6-2, the latter lacking the 524- VAAEIL-529 sequence at the start of repeat 7. The different intracellular localization of these two isoforms suggests distinct function in membrane dynamics. The aim of this work was to analyze the behavior of AnxA6 isoforms at the air/water interface alone and in the presence of membrane mimicking lipid monolayers. Using Langmuir technique showed that AnxA6-2 was less adsorbed to the neat air-water interface than AnxA6-1 at acidic pH and minor differences in their PM-IRRAS spectra were observed. Both isoforms exhibited similar behavior towards cholesterol monolayer. However, the interactions of AnxA6-2 with cholesterol ester monolayer were most favorable compared to AnxA6-1. Our experimental data are discussed in relation with the different intracellular localization of the two isoforms and with our constructed model of AnxA6-2 with the known crystal structure of AnxA6-1 showing the persistence of the 516-529 α- helix in AnxA6-2 despite the absence of the 524-VAAEIL-529 sequence. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the A-->G (-3826) uncoupling protein-1 gene (UCP1) variant on the dynamics of body weight before and after gastroplasty in morbidly obese subjects.
Luyckx, Françoise ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Proenza, A. M. et al

in International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders (1998), 22(12), 1244-5

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See detailInfluence of the addition of functionalized MWCNT on mechanical properties on epoxy/carbon fiber and epoxy/carbon-aramid fiber composites
Fernandez, Carolina; Flores, Paulo; Montrieux, Henri-Michel ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 1st Brazilian Conference on Composite Materials (2012, July)

We investigated the effect of the inclusion of carbon nanotubes (CNT) on the mechanical properties and wear behavior of epoxy/carbon and epoxy/carbon-aramid composites in this study. Epoxy/carbon and ... [more ▼]

We investigated the effect of the inclusion of carbon nanotubes (CNT) on the mechanical properties and wear behavior of epoxy/carbon and epoxy/carbon-aramid composites in this study. Epoxy/carbon and epoxy/carbon-aramid composites with 0 wt.% CNT and 0.3 wt.% CNT were manufactured by RTM, amino functionalized multi-walled CNT (MWCNT) were used to modify the matrix. Tensile, compression, two rail shear, Charpy impact tests and Pin On Disc (POD) were performed on the four composites. The EP/CAF composites showed better impact resistance than the ones containing carbon woven. The addition of CNTs improves the shear modulus in 5% for EP/CF composites and 6% for EP/CAF. The results also show that the dynamic friction coefficient is independent of the CNT content, and the specific wear rate shows no improvement with the selected test parameters. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the alpha2 agonist oxaminozoline (S3341) on the firing rate of central noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons in the rat
Dresse, Albert ULg; Scuvée-Moreau, Jacqueline ULg

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1986), 94

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See detailInfluence of the alveoli slopes on the discharge capacity of Piano Key Weirs
Machiels, Olivier ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 34th IAHR world congress (2011)

Piano Key Weir is a cost effective solution for rehabilitation as well as for new dam project with a high level of constraints (space, flood discharge, reservoir level).If the efficiency of the Piano Key ... [more ▼]

Piano Key Weir is a cost effective solution for rehabilitation as well as for new dam project with a high level of constraints (space, flood discharge, reservoir level).If the efficiency of the Piano Key Weir has already been well demonstrated, the definition of its optimal geometry has been still poorly approached. In order to improve the design of the complex geometry of this structure, the study of the influence of the mean geometrical parameters on the discharge capacity is an essential stage. Following a former experimental study of the flow over Piano Key Weirs, highlighting the mean influence of three geometrical parameters, this paper presents the results of an experimental parametric study. These results highlight the influence of the alveoli bottom slopes on the Piano Key Weir release capacity. Comparisons with numerical and analytical results, as well as design advices are also provided. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the amount of enteric polymer on the disintegration rate of pellets designed for protein delivery : in vitro and in vivo tests
Duvivier, France; Lubbering, B.; Léonard, Françoise ULg et al

in Proceedings of Symposium on Particulate Systems, From Formulation to Prduction (1997)

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See detailInfluence of the Aral Sea negative water balance on its seasonal circulation and ventilation patterns : use of a 3D hydrodynamic model
Sirjacobs, Damien ULg; Grégoire, Marilaure ULg; Delhez, Eric ULg et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2003, April), 5(09052), 2003509052

Within the context of the EU INCO-COPERNICUS program "Desertification in the Aral Sea Region: A study of the Natural and Anthropogenic Impacts" (Contract IAC2-CT-2000-10023), a large-scale 3D hydrodynamic ... [more ▼]

Within the context of the EU INCO-COPERNICUS program "Desertification in the Aral Sea Region: A study of the Natural and Anthropogenic Impacts" (Contract IAC2-CT-2000-10023), a large-scale 3D hydrodynamic model was adapted to address specifically the macroscale processes affecting the Aral Sea water circulation and ventilation. The particular goal of this research is to simulate the effect of lasting negative water balance on the 3D seasonal circulation, temperature, salinity and water-mixing fields of the Aral Sea. The original Aral Sea seasonal hydrodynamism is simulated with the average seasonal forcings corresponding to the period from 1956 to 1960. This first investigation concerns a period of relative stability of the water balance, before the beginning of the drying process. The consequences of the drying process on the hydrodynamic of the Sea will be studied by comparing this first results with the simulation representing the average situation for the years 1981 to 1985, a very low river flow period. For both simulation periods, the forcing considered are the seasonal fluctuations of wind fields, precipitation, evaporation, river discharge and salinity, cloud cover, air temperature and humidity. The meteorological forcings were adapted to the common optimum one-month temporal resolution of the available data sets. Monthly mean kinetic energy flux and surface tensions were calculated from daily ECMWF wind data. Monthly in situ precipitation, surface air temperature and humidity fields were interpolated from data obtained from the Russian Hydrological and Meteorological Institute. Monthly water discharge and average salinity of the river water were considered for both Amu Darya and Syr Darya river over each simulation periods. The water mass conservation routines allowed the simulation of a changing coastline by taking into account local drying and flooding events of particular grid points. Preliminary barotropic runs were realised (for the 1951-1960 situation, before drying up began) in order to get a first experience of the behaviour of the hydrodynamic model. These first runs provide results about the evolution of the following state variables: elevation of the sea surface, 3D fields of vertical and horizontal flows, 2D fields of average horizontal flows and finally the 3D fields of turbulent kinetic energy. The mean seasonal salinity and temperature fields (in-situ data gathered by the Russian Hydrological and Meteorological Institute) are available for the two simulated periods and will allow a first validation of the hydrodynamic model. Various satellites products were identified, collected and processed in the frame of this research project and will be used for the validation of the model outputs. Seasonal level changes measurements derived from water table change will serve for water balance validation and sea surface temperature for hydrodynamics validation. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the Aral Sea negative water balance on its seasonal circulation patterns: use of a 3D hydrodynamic model
Sirjacobs, Damien ULg; Grégoire, Marilaure ULg; Delhez, Eric ULg et al

in Journal of Marine Systems (2004), 47(1-4), 51-66

A 3D hydrodynamic model of the Aral Sea was successfully implemented to address the complex hydrodynamic changes induced by the combined effect of hydrologic and climatic change in the Aral region. The ... [more ▼]

A 3D hydrodynamic model of the Aral Sea was successfully implemented to address the complex hydrodynamic changes induced by the combined effect of hydrologic and climatic change in the Aral region. The first barotropic numerical experiments allowed us to produce a comparative description of the mean general seasonal circulation patterns corresponding to the original situation (1956-1960) and of the average situation for the period from 1981 to 1985, a very low river flow period. The dominant anticyclonic circulation suggested by our seasonal simulation is in good agreement with previous investigations. In addition. this main anticyclonic gyre was shown to be stable and clearly established from February to September, while winter winds led to another circulation scenario. In winter, the main anticyclonic gyre was considerably limited, and cyclonic circulations appeared in the deep western basin and in the northeast of the shallow basin. In contrast, stronger anticyclonic circulation was observed in the Small Aral Sea during winter. As a consequence of the 10-m sea level drop observed between the two periods considered, the 1981-1985 simulation suggests an intensification of seasonal variability. Total water transport of the main gyre was reduced with sea level drop by a minimum of 30% in May and up to 54% in September. Before 1960, the study of the net flows through Berg and Kokaral Straits allowed us to evaluate the component of water exchange between the Small and the Large Seas linked with the general anticyclonic circulation around Kokaral Island. This exchange was lowest in summer (with a mean anticyclonic exchange of 222 m(3)/s for July and August), highest in fall and winter (with a mean value of 1356 m(3)/s from September to February) and briefly reversed in the spring (mean cyclonic circulation of 316 m(3)/s for April and May). In summer, the water exchange due to local circulation at the scale of each strait was comparatively more important because net flows through the straits were low. After about 20 years of negative water balance, the western Kokaral Strait was dried up and the depth of Berg Strait was reduced from 15 to 5 m. Simulation indicated a quasi-null net transport, except during the seasonal modification of the circulation pattern, in February and October. A limited, but stable, water exchange of about 100 m(3)/s remained throughout the year, as a result of the permanent superposition of opposite currents. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the BGE composition on analyte response in CD-mediated NACE-MS
Servais, Anne-Catherine ULg; Fillet, Marianne ULg; Mol, Roelof et al

in Electrophoresis (2010), 31(7), 1157-1161

The influence of the BGE composition, including the addition of a single-isomer sulfated beta-CD derivative, on the ionization performance of the model compound carvedilol in NACE-ESI-MS was studied using ... [more ▼]

The influence of the BGE composition, including the addition of a single-isomer sulfated beta-CD derivative, on the ionization performance of the model compound carvedilol in NACE-ESI-MS was studied using an alternative infusion method. This approach employs voltage-induced infusion of the BGE containing the analyte, and takes into account the effects of variations in EOF and effective analyte mobility on the ESI-MS intensity. First, the optimal composition of the sheath liquid for CE-MS in terms of signal abundance and stability was determined. The BGE ammonium formate, acetate, and camphorsulfonate were found to have similar effects on analyte ionization. Addition of single-isomer sulfated beta-CD derivatives (available as sodium salt) to the BGE revealed that the anionic CD derivatives did not give rise to the same ionization suppression effect. This result can be attributed to differences in the dissociation state of these sodium salts. Finally, it is shown that information about chiral selectivity can also be obtained with the applied infusion method. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the capillary temperature and the source pressure on the internal energy distribution of electrosprayed ions
Gabelica, Valérie ULg; De Pauw, Edwin ULg; Karas, Michael

in International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2004), 231(2-3), 189-195

The internal energy distributions in a heated capillary nano-electrospray source have been determined using the "survival yield" method. At low capillary temperatures, the internal energy distribution is ... [more ▼]

The internal energy distributions in a heated capillary nano-electrospray source have been determined using the "survival yield" method. At low capillary temperatures, the internal energy distribution is characterized by a low-energy tail, which can be attributed to a fraction of ions not fully desolvated in the heated capillary. This low-energy tais is shown to disappear when the source pressure is increased. This explains why increased source pressure is favorable in the case of highly hydrophilic compounds or non-covalent complexes in order to achieve sufficient desolvation without fragmentation. It is also shown that "high temperature-low voltage" are not equivalent to "low temperature-high voltage" source conditions. These observations are important for fundamental issues as well as for source-CID mass spectral library searching applications. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the carbon texture of platinum/carbon aerogel electrocatalysts on their behaviour in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell cathode
Ouattara-Brigaudet, M.; Berthon-Fabry, S.; Beauger, C. et al

in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2012), 37

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