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See detailMetabolic monitoring of chemosensitivity with 18FDG PET.
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Belhocine, Tarik Z

in Methods in Molecular Medicine (2005), 111

Accurate and early evaluation of tumor response to chemotherapy is a growing clinical need for optimal management of oncology patients. This is even more warranted by the lack of appropriate response ... [more ▼]

Accurate and early evaluation of tumor response to chemotherapy is a growing clinical need for optimal management of oncology patients. This is even more warranted by the lack of appropriate response evaluation criteria to new molecularly targeted anticancer therapies. In the two last decades, new developments in the field of nuclear oncology have allowed the introduction of various radiopharmaceuticals to be used on dedicated imaging devices. In the present chapter, we report the added value that positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) may offer to assess tumor response to treatment. PET is a high-end imaging technology using 18FDG as metabolic tracer that mimics the biochemical behavior of the natural glucose molecule. Because most tumor types exhibit increased glucose metabolism, the imaging of 18FDG uptake within cancer tissues prior to any treatment enables the metabolic technique to follow tumor responsiveness sequentially after one or several courses of chemotherapy. Moreover, metabolic tumor response evaluated by 18FDG PET often precedes morphological tumor changes measured by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. So far, the suboptimal proper ties of 18FDG tracer and the lack of standardized methodology in PET imaging remain objective limitations for qualitative and quantitative assessment of chemosensitivity using the metabolic method. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolic plasticity of wild-type and AOX-deficient Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells related to the inorganic nitrogen source (nitrate or ammonium), as revealed by a 2D-DIGE comparative proteomic analysis
Gerin, Stéphanie ULg; Mathy, Grégory; Franck, Fabrice ULg

Poster (2012, June 15)

In the model unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, both nitrate and ammonium can be used as primary inorganic nitrogen sources. Interestingly, the expression of the mitochondrial alternative ... [more ▼]

In the model unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, both nitrate and ammonium can be used as primary inorganic nitrogen sources. Interestingly, the expression of the mitochondrial alternative oxidase (AOX), an "energy-dissipating" ubiquinol-oxygen oxidoreductase of the mitochondrial electron transport chain, is under the control of the exogenous nitrogen source : it is activated in nitrate-grown cells and repressed in ammonium-grown cells at both transcriptional and translational levels. This regulation of AOX by nitrogen is Chlamydomonas-specific and currently its bioenergetic and metabolic significance is poorly understood. In order to get clues to this peculiar phenomenon, we characterized the global metabolic response of a wild-type strain (WT) and an AOX-deficient mutant (AOX-) obtained by RNA interference grown either on nitrate or ammonium. For this purpose, we used a highly accurate 2D electrophoresis-based comparative proteomic approach (2D-DIGE) to compare the cellular proteomes of nitrate and ammonium-grown WT and AOX- Chlamydomonas. The analysis was performed in the middle of the exponential growth phase in mixotrophic conditions. It revealed many proteomic modifications between WT and AOX- cells and a smaller number between nitrate and ammonium-grown cells. In nitrate-grown cells, we notably observed an important up-regulation of glutamine synthetase. Interestingly, in AOX- cells, we respectively detected a general down-regulation and a general up-regulation of mitochondrial and chloroplastic bioenergetic enzymes, and also an important up-regulation of glutathione-dependent oxidative stress defense systems together with a remarkable down-regulation of methionine synthase. Altogether these results and previous studies provide new features in understanding the metabolic adaptations occurring in response to the inorganic nitrogen source with emphasis on the role played by AOX. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolic profiling in pea seeds
Vigeolas, Hélène ULg

Conference (2005)

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See detailMetabolic properties of bovine muscles: regulation by genetic and nutritional factors.
Hocquette, J. F.; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Jurie, C. et al

in Book of absracts of the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (2003)

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See detailMetabolic responses to exercise and training
Votion, Dominique ULg

in Hinchcliff K.W; Kaneps A.J.; Geor R.J. (Eds.) Equine Sport Medicine and Surgery (2014)

This chapter reviews the whole-body and muscular metabolic responses and also describes the effects of training adaptation on these processes.

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See detailMetabolic stress as a paradigm to elucidate genotype-environment interaction in psychosis
Marcelis, Machteld; Cavalier, Etienne ULg; Gielen, Jacques et al

in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica (2002), 105(Suppl. 411), 91

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See detailThe metabolic syndrome in children of Province de Luxembourg Belgium.
Guillaume, Michèle ULg; Lapidus, L.; Beckers, F. et al

in Prog 29th Annual Meeting of the European Diabetes Epidemiology Study Group of the EASD (1994)

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See detailMetabolically healthy overweight and obesity
Esser, Nathalie ULg; SCHEEN, André ULg; PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg

in Annals of Internal Medicine (2014), 160(7), 514

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See detail"Metaboliquement obeses" sans exces de poids: un phenotype interpellant.
Beck, Emmanuel ULg; Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(1), 14-22

Obesity, especially abdominal obesity, is the main risk factor of metabolic syndrome. However, there are obviously non obese individuals who are metabolically abnormal and therefore exposed to an ... [more ▼]

Obesity, especially abdominal obesity, is the main risk factor of metabolic syndrome. However, there are obviously non obese individuals who are metabolically abnormal and therefore exposed to an increased risk of cardiovascular complications. Unfortunately, those persons fail to be detected because of a falsely reassuring body weight. The present paper aims at better understanding the etiopathogenesis and pathophysiology of this particular phenotype, at evaluating its potential clinical consequences and at describing the main principles of its therapeutic management. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolising risk: food scares and the un/re-making of Belgian beef
Stassart, Pierre M ULg; Whatmore, Sarah J.

in Environment & Planning A (2003), 35

In this paper we explore the event of foodscares as an example of what Callon calls 'hot situations', in which the landscape of competing knowledge claims is at its most molten, and alternative production ... [more ▼]

In this paper we explore the event of foodscares as an example of what Callon calls 'hot situations', in which the landscape of competing knowledge claims is at its most molten, and alternative production and consumption practices galvanise new modes of sense-making against the market and state-sanctioned rationalities of industrialisation. Through a case study of the Belgian cooperative Coprosain and its meat products, we examine the 'stuff' of food as a ready messenger of connectedness and affectivity in which 'risk' is transacted as a property both of the growing distance between the spaces of production and consumption and of the enduring metabolic intimacies between human and nonhuman bodies. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolism of human articular chondrocytes cultured in alginate beads. Longterm effects of interleukin 1 beta and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
Sanchez, Christelle ULg; Mateus, Marguarita; Defresne, Marie-Paule ULg et al

in Journal of Rheumatology (2002), 29(4), 772-782

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the longterm effects (12 days) of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs [NSAID: aceclofenac (ACECLO), sodium diclofenac (DICLO), indomethacin (INDO), nimesulide (NIM), rofecoxib ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the longterm effects (12 days) of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs [NSAID: aceclofenac (ACECLO), sodium diclofenac (DICLO), indomethacin (INDO), nimesulide (NIM), rofecoxib (ROFE), celecoxib (CELE), piroxicam (PIROX), and ibuprofen (IBUP)] on the metabolism of human chondrocytes cultured in alginate beads. METHODS: Enzymatically isolated osteoarthritic (OA) chondrocytes were cultured in alginate beads in a well defined culture medium for 12 days. The DNA content was measured according to a fluorimetric method and cell proliferation was determined by the incorporation of 3H-thymidine in the newly synthesized DNA. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) and IL-8, stromelysin [matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3)], and aggrecan (AGG) production were assayed by specific enzyme amplified sensitivity immunoassays, and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production by specific radioimmunoassay. All NSAID were tested at the mean peak plasma concentration (Cmax) obtained after oral administration of a therapeutic dose. RESULTS: In alginate beads, chondrocytes synthesized high amounts of AGG, which were largely (98%) immobilized in the alginate matrix. A large amount (43%) of the IL-8 produced was stored in the alginate beads, whereas almost all IL-6 production (94%) was released in the culture supernatant. At the therapeutic concentration, all NSAID tested fully blocked PGE2 production. ACECLO, DICLO, INDO, NIM significantly inhibited basal and IL-1beta stimulated IL-6 production; CELE and IBUP only inhibited IL-1beta stimulated IL-6 production; and ROFE and PIROX had no significant effects. No NSAID showed significant effects on basal and IL-1beta stimulated IL-8 production, except CELE and IBUP, which slightly increased basal IL-8 production. ACECLO and INDO increased AGG content by 25% in the alginate beads, while the other NSAID were without significant effect. No NSAID were able to modify the inhibitory effect of IL-1beta on AGG production. NSAID did not modify MMP-3 production. CONCLUSION: The mechanism of action of NSAID seems to be multifactorial and not limited to the inhibition of cyclooxygenases. Further, in our culture conditions, at the Cmax and by comparison with other NSAID, ACECLO and INDO show an advantageous activity profile. They fully blocked PGE2 production, inhibited IL-6 synthesis, and increased aggrecan synthesis. These effects appear advantageous for the longterm treatment of chronic joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolism of no carrier added 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine in free moving rats.
Aerts, Joël ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals (1997), 40

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See detailMetabolism of no-carrier-added 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine in free mooving rats.
Aerts, Joël ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in Society for Neuroscience / Abstracts (1998), 24

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See detailMetabolism of no-carrier-added 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine in rats
Aerts, Joël ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in BMC Medical Physics (2008), 8

Background: Several fluorine-18 labelled fluoroamino acids have been evaluated as tracers for the quantitative assessment of cerebral protein synthesis in vivo by positron emission tomography (PET). Among ... [more ▼]

Background: Several fluorine-18 labelled fluoroamino acids have been evaluated as tracers for the quantitative assessment of cerebral protein synthesis in vivo by positron emission tomography (PET). Among these, 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine (2-[18F]Tyr) has been studied in mice at a low specific activity. Its incorporation into proteins is fast and metabolism via other pathways is limited. The present in vivo study was carried out in normal awake rats using no-carrier-added 2-[18F]Tyr. Under normal physiological conditions, we have studied the incorporation into proteins and the metabolism of the tracer in different brain areas. Methods: No-carrier-added 2-[18F]Tyr was administered to awake rats equipped with chronic arterial and venous catheters. The time course of the plasma activity was studied by arterial blood sampling. The biodistribution of the activity in the main organs was studied at the end of the experiment. The distribution of radioactive species in plasma and brain regions was studied by acidic precipitation of the proteins and HPLC analysis of the supernatant. Results: The absolute uptake of radioactivity in brain regions was homogenous. In awake rats, nocarrier-added 2-[18F]Tyr exhibits a fast and almost quantitative incorporation into the proteins fractions of cerebellum and cortex. In striatum, this incorporation into proteins and the unchanged fraction of the tracer detected by HPLC could be lower than in other brain regions. Conclusion: This study confirms the potential of 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine as a tracer for the assessment of the rate of protein synthesis by positron emission tomography. The observed metabolism suggests a need for a correction for the appearance of metabolites, at least in plasma. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolism of Thiamine Triphosphate in Rat Brain: Correlation with Chloride Permeability
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Peeters, Maryline; Wins, Pierre et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1993), 60(2), 423-434

Our results show that a net synthesis of thiamine triphosphate (TTP) can be demonstrated in vitro using rat brain extracts. The total homogenate was preincubated with thiamine or its diphosphate ... [more ▼]

Our results show that a net synthesis of thiamine triphosphate (TTP) can be demonstrated in vitro using rat brain extracts. The total homogenate was preincubated with thiamine or its diphosphate derivative (TDP), centrifuged, and washed twice. With TDP (1 mM) as substrate, a 10-fold increase in TTP content was observed in this fraction (nuclear fraction, membrane vesicles). A smaller, but significant, increase was observed in the P2 fraction (mitochondrial/synaptosomal fraction). In view of the low TTP content of our fractions, it was carefully assessed that authentic TTP was being formed. Incorporation of radioactivity from [beta-32P]TDP and [gamma-32P]ATP in TTP suggests that these two compounds are its precursors. Furthermore, TTP synthesis was inhibited by ADP and relatively low concentrations of Zn2+. These results suggest that TTP synthesis is catalyzed by an ATP:TDP transphosphorylase rather than by the cytoplasmic adenylate kinase that may be present in the vesicles. After osmotic lysis of the vesicles at alkaline pH, TTP was recovered in protein-bound form. Concomitantly, a soluble thiamine triphosphatase, with alkaline pH optimum, was also released from the vesicles. No net synthesis could be obtained in the cytosolic fraction or in detergent-solubilized systems. Like TTP synthesis, chloride permeability of the vesicles was increased when the homogenate had been incubated with thiamine and particularly with TDP. Our results suggest a regulatory role of TTP on chloride permeability, but the target remains to be characterized. [less ▲]

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See detailMétabolisme de la 6-fluoro-L-tyrosine chez le rat
Aerts, Joël ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

Poster (1997, May 29)

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See detailMétabolisme des lipides chez la levure: catabolisme peroxysomal des acides gras et applications biotechnologiques
Waché, Y.; Aguedo, Mario ULg; Nicaud, J.M. et al

in Regard sur la Biochimie (2002), 4

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See detailLe métabolisme du fer
Beguin, Yves ULg

in Hématologie (2002), 8

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See detailMétabolisme du p-[18]MPPF (antagoniste 5-HT1A) chez le rat
Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Aerts, Joël ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

Poster (1997, May 29)

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