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See detailIndol-2-yl ethanones as novel indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) inhibitors.
Dolusic, Eduard; Larrieu, Pierre; Blanc, Sébastien et al

in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (2011), 19(4), 1550-61

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a heme dioxygenase which has been shown to be involved in the pathological immune escape of diseases such as cancer. The synthesis and structure-activity relationships ... [more ▼]

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a heme dioxygenase which has been shown to be involved in the pathological immune escape of diseases such as cancer. The synthesis and structure-activity relationships (SAR) of a novel series of IDO inhibitors based on the indol-2-yl ethanone scaffold is described. In vitro and in vivo biological activities have been evaluated, leading to compounds with IC(50) values in the micromolar range in both tests. Introduction of small substituents in the 5- and 6-positions of the indole ring, indole N-methylation and variations of the aromatic side chain are all well tolerated. An iron coordinating group on the linker is a prerequisite for biological activity, thus corroborating the virtual screening results. [less ▲]

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See detailIndole alkaloids from Strychnos species and their antiplasmodial and cytotoxic activities
Frederich, Michel ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg

in Chemistry of Natural Compounds (2003), 39(6, NOV-DEC), 513-519

Strychnos species (Loganiaceae) have been studied in the laboratory of Pharmacognosy of the University of Liege for more than fifty years. Although investigations into the Strychnos genus have been going ... [more ▼]

Strychnos species (Loganiaceae) have been studied in the laboratory of Pharmacognosy of the University of Liege for more than fifty years. Although investigations into the Strychnos genus have been going on for a long time in the case of Asian tetanizing and American curarizing species, the first chemical and pharmacological screening on African species was undertaken in the early nineteen fifties by the late Prof A. Denoel (University of Liege, Belgium), who examined twenty-five species of Strychnos collected in the Belgian Congo [1]. This research programme was also an offshoot of an inventory of medicinal and toxic plants in Rwanda, carried out during the years 1969-1970. The Belgian scientists were lucky to observe the tribe of Banyambo, living along the Akagera river on the border between Rwanda and Tanzania, where hunters prepared in front of them an arrow poison with Strychnos usambarensis roots and leaves as the main ingredients [2]. Strychnos species have several ethnobotanical uses. A few species are well known for their incorporation into arrow and ordeal poisons, but play more a role in ethnomedicine against fever, rheumatism, worms, ulcers, leprosy, snake-bites, and so forth [3]. In fact, among about one hundred and ninety species, only six would contain strychnine (1) (Strychnos nux-vomica L. [4-7], S. ignatii P. Bergius [8, 9], and S. wallichiana Steud ex DC. [7, 10] from Asia, S. lucida R. Br. [7, 11] from Australia, S. icaja Baillon [1, 12] from Africa, and S. panamensis [13-15] from South America). Strychnos alkaloids are in fact an example of molecular and pharmacological biodiversity. More than 300 different Strychnos alkaloids have been isolated to date and theypresent various biological activities in several fields: parasitology (amoebiasis, paludism, etc.) [ 16-18], cancer [ 19-22], neurology (tetanizing or curarizing effects) [14, 23, 24-26], inflammation [27], and so on. [less ▲]

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See detailIndoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase gene polymorphisms correlate with CD8+ Treg impairment in systemic sclerosis.
Conteduca, Giuseppina ULg

in Human Immunology (2013), 74(2), 166-9

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by tissue fibrosis, vasculopathy and autoimmunity. Indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase (IDO) plays a pivotal role in immunological tolerance modulating regulatory T cell ... [more ▼]

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by tissue fibrosis, vasculopathy and autoimmunity. Indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase (IDO) plays a pivotal role in immunological tolerance modulating regulatory T cell (Treg) generation and function. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IDO gene could impact on Treg function and predispose to autoimmunity. Here, the existence of an association between specific IDO SNPs and SSc was analyzed. Five specific SNPs in IDO gene were searched in 31 SSc patients and 37 healthy controls by gene sequencing or restriction fragment length polymorphism. The function of both CD4+CD25+ and CD8+ Treg from SSc patients was analyzed by proliferation suppression assay. SNP rs7820268 was statistically more frequent in SSc patients than in controls. Notably, SSc patients bearing the T allelic variant of the rs7820268 SNP showed impaired CD8+ Treg function. Our unprecedented data show that a specific IDO gene SNP is associated with an autoimmune disease such as SSc. [less ▲]

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See detailIndolic compounds degradation pathway in pig manure.
Antoine, P.; Godefroid, J.; Marlier, M. et al

Poster (1994, July)

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See detailAn indolinic cryptoalkaloid from Strychnos mattogrossensis
Angenot, Luc ULg; Belem-Pinheiro, Maria-Lucia; Imbiriba da Rocha, Arnaldo et al

in Phytochemistry (1990), 29(8), 2746-2749

A new indolinic cryptoalkaloid, mattogrossine, has een isolated from the roots and branches of Strychnos mattogrossensis collected near Manaus. Elucidation of its structure is based mainly on 2D NMR ... [more ▼]

A new indolinic cryptoalkaloid, mattogrossine, has een isolated from the roots and branches of Strychnos mattogrossensis collected near Manaus. Elucidation of its structure is based mainly on 2D NMR studies. Two other indolinic alkaloids were also obtained: strychnobrasiline and 12-hydroxy-11-methoxystrychnobrasiline, and their 13C NMR data are provided [less ▲]

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See detailIndolomonoterpenic alkaloids from Strychnos icaja roots
Philippe, Geneviève ULg; De Mol, Patrick ULg; Zeches-Hanrot, M. et al

in Phytochemistry (2003), 62(4), 623-629

In the course of our search for new antiplasmodial alkaloids from Strychnos icaja, we have isolated five alkaloids: three monomers, protostrychnine and genostrychnine, previously described in Strychnos ... [more ▼]

In the course of our search for new antiplasmodial alkaloids from Strychnos icaja, we have isolated five alkaloids: three monomers, protostrychnine and genostrychnine, previously described in Strychnos nux-vomica, pseudostrychnine, already found in the leaves of the plant, a new bisindolic alkaloid, named strychnogucine C, and the first naturally occurring trimeric indolomonoterpenic alkaloid: strychnohexamine. This latter trimeric alkaloid presented an antiplasmodial activity against the FCA Plasmodium falciparum line near I muM. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIndomethacin-responsive hemicrania associated with an extracranial vascular malformation: report of two cases
D'Alessio, C.; Ambrosini, A.; Colonnese, C. et al

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (2004), 24(11), 997-1000

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See detailIndoor Joinery and Furniture Made for Eighteenth-Century Houses in Liège (Belgium)
Gilles, Isabelle ULg

Conference (2013, November 29)

Though few eighteenth-century houses in Liège have conserved their original wooden furniture or fittings, archival research reveals that these elements constituted a key aspect of the domestic interior ... [more ▼]

Though few eighteenth-century houses in Liège have conserved their original wooden furniture or fittings, archival research reveals that these elements constituted a key aspect of the domestic interior. The present work draws largely on a series of public announcements known as Rendages proclamatoires which concerned property belonging to orphans sold by public auction, that exist. From 1697 to 1765, these sources provided descriptions of 257 houses situated within the city walls. The wooden furniture and fittings of eighteenth-century Liegerian houses can clearly be seen to be pertain to far more than the sole history of joinery: they also tell the story of Liege’s domestic living spaces in terms of social structure and cultural change. As such they eloquently illustrate the fact that it is only by taking into account the Old Regime’s conception of architecture as a total entity that we can today work towards establishing an increasingly just, coherent and complete understanding of ancient edifices. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Indotriradites dolianitii Morphon, a distinctive group of miospore species from the Lower Carboniferous of Gondwana.
Loboziak; Melo, J.H.G.; Playford, G et al

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (1999), 107

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See detailIndra entre Inde et Iran
Swennen, Philippe ULg

in Zarathushtra entre l'Inde et l'Iran, études indo-iraniennes et indo-européennes offertes à Jean Kellens à l'occasion de son 65ème anniversaire. (2009)

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See detailInduccion floral de Arracacha
Blas, S. R.; Julca-Otiniano, A.; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg

in IDESIA (2006), 24(1), 1-7

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See detailInduce triploidy by heat shock in Eurasian perch, Perca fluviatilis
Rougeot, Carole ULg; Minet, Laurent; Prignon, Christian ULg et al

in Aquatic Living Resources (2003), 16(2, MAR-APR), 90-94

In Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis), females grow significantly faster than males. Moreover, gonadal development has a significant negative impact on somatic growth and fillet yield. In order to induce ... [more ▼]

In Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis), females grow significantly faster than males. Moreover, gonadal development has a significant negative impact on somatic growth and fillet yield. In order to induce sterility, triploidy induction was attempted by subjecting fertilised eggs to heat shocks. Different combinations of temperature (28, 30, 34, 35 and 36 degreesC), duration (2, 5, 10 and 25 min) and time of shock initiation (TI = 3, 5 and 7 min post-fertilisation) were tested. Flow cytometry analysis was used to assess ploidy level of control and heat-shocked larvae. Low intensity (28-30 degreesC) and long duration (10 and 25 min) shocks lead to significantly higher survival (44 +/- 26%) and triploidisation (71 +/- 26%) rates than high intensity (34-36 degreesC) and short duration (2 and 5 min) shocks (17 +/- 19% and 21 +/- 26%, respectively). The most effective conditions for efficient triploidy induction were low intensity shock of 30 degreesC, applied 5 min post-fertilisation for 25 min. This treatment led to the production of all-triploid populations (100%) with up to 43% survival rate. (C) 2003 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS and Ifremer/IRD/Inra/Cemagref. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailInduced acute erythema and late pigmentation may not be correlated: In regards to Perera et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2005;62:1283-1290)
Nemeskéri, C.; Póti, Z.; Mayer, A. et al

in International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics (2006), 65(1), 309-310

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See detailInduced land subsidence near major river mouths; from Quaternary geology to coupled numerical models
Dassargues, Alain ULg; Baeteman, Cécile

in 7th International Association of Engineering Geology Congress (1994)

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See detailInduced Magnetoelectric Response in Pnma Perovskites
Bousquet, Eric ULg; Spaldin, Nicola

in Physical Review Letters (2011), 107(19),

We use symmetry analysis to show that the G-, C-, and A-type antiferromagnetic Pnma perovskites can exhibit magnetoelectric (ME) responses when a ferroelectric instability is induced with epitaxial strain ... [more ▼]

We use symmetry analysis to show that the G-, C-, and A-type antiferromagnetic Pnma perovskites can exhibit magnetoelectric (ME) responses when a ferroelectric instability is induced with epitaxial strain. Using first-principles calculations we compute the values of the allowed ME response in strained CaMnO(3) as a model system. Our results show that large linear and non-linear-ME responses are present and can diverge when close to the ferroelectric phase transition. By decomposing the electronic and ionic contributions, we explore the detailed mechanism of the ME response. [less ▲]

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See detailInduced sputum - Comparison between isotonic and hypertonic saline solution inhalation in patients with asthma
Cataldo, Didier ULg; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Lau, L. et al

in CHEST (2001), 120(6), 1815-1821

Background: Sputum induction by hypertonic saline solution inhalation is widely used to study airways secretions in patients with asthma. However, hypertonic saline solution is a potent indirect ... [more ▼]

Background: Sputum induction by hypertonic saline solution inhalation is widely used to study airways secretions in patients with asthma. However, hypertonic saline solution is a potent indirect bronchoconstrictor. Study objectives: We studied the validity of isotonic saline solution (0.9%) inhalation as a means to induce sputum by comparing it to hypertonic saline solution (4.5%) inhalation. Patients: Sixteen patients with moderate-to-severe asthma reporting a clinical history of mucus hypersecretion. Methods: Subjects underwent sputum induction twice at 1-week intervals. Saline solution (hypertonic or isotonic) was inhaled For three periods of 5 min. The parameters assessed in sputum samples were cell counts, sodium, eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), and albumin concentrations, osmolality, and pro-matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 activity by zymography. Results: The maximal fall in peak expiratory flow during sputum induction was greater after inhalation of hypertonic saline solution than after inhalation of isotonic saline solution (p < 0.01). Each subject produced analyzable sputum on both visits. There were no statistically significant differences in total and differential sputum cell counts, and the reproducibility coefficients were high for eosinophils and neutrophils when comparing the two methods. Likewise, sputum levels of ECP and albumin as well as sputum pro-MMP-9 activity were not different between the two methods, and were highly reproducible as shown by high intraclass coefficients (Ri) of correlation (0.72, 0.74, and 0.77 for ECP, albumin, and pro-MMP-9, respectively). Sputum sodium concentrations and osmolality were higher after inhalation of hypertonic saline solution (p < 0.05). Conclusion: In patients with moderate-to-severe asthma reporting a clinical history of mucus hypersecretion, inducing sputum by isotonic or hypertonic saline solution inhalation leads to comparable results in eosinophil and neutrophil cell counts and fluid phase mediators/proteins. [less ▲]

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See detailInduced sputum - Towards Normal Values
LOUIS, Renaud ULg; GODINAS, Laurent; SCHLEICH, FLorence ULg

in Loukides, Stelios; Kostikas, Konstantinos; Barnes, Peter J (Eds.) Non invasive assessment of airways inflammation in asthma and COPD (2011)

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See detailInduced sputum in asthma: from bench to bedside.
Bakakos, P.; SCHLEICH, FLorence ULg; Alchanatis, M. et al

in Current medicinal chemistry (2011), 18(10), 1415-22

During recent years there has been a growing interest in using non-invasive biomarkers to understand and monitor the airway inflammation in subjects with respiratory tract disorders and mainly asthma and ... [more ▼]

During recent years there has been a growing interest in using non-invasive biomarkers to understand and monitor the airway inflammation in subjects with respiratory tract disorders and mainly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sputum induction is generally a well-tolerated and safe procedure and a European Respiratory Society Task Force has published a comprehensive review on sputum methodology. Induced sputum cell count and, to a lesser extent, mediator measurements have been particularly well validated. In asthma, the sputum and the cell culture supernatant can be used for the measurement of a variety of soluble mediators, including eosinophil-derived proteins, nitric oxide (NO) derivatives, cytokines and remodelling-associated proteins. Sputum eosinophilia (> 3%) is a classic feature of asthma although half of the patients seems to be non eosinophilic. Measuring the percentage of sputum eosinophils has proved to be useful in the clinical arena in helping to predict short term response to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and tailor the dose of ICS in the severe patients but there is scope for the application of other induced sputum markers potentially useful in clinical practice. The widespread application of induced sputum in asthma across the spectrum of disease severity has given insight into the relationship between airway function and airway inflammation, proposed new disease phenotypes and defined which of these phenotypes respond to current therapy, and perhaps most importantly provided an additional tool to guide the clinical management of asthmatic patients. To date sputum induction is the only non-invasive measure of airway inflammation that has a clearly proven role in asthma management. [less ▲]

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