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See detailModulating mouse innate immunity to RNA viruses by expressing the Bos taurus Mx system.
Garigliany, Mutien-Marie ULg; Cloquette, Karine ULg; Leroy, Michael et al

in Transgenic Research (2009), 18(5), 719-32

Mx proteins are interferon-induced members of the dynamin superfamily of large guanosine triphosphatases. These proteins have attracted much attention because some display antiviral activity against ... [more ▼]

Mx proteins are interferon-induced members of the dynamin superfamily of large guanosine triphosphatases. These proteins have attracted much attention because some display antiviral activity against pathogenic RNA viruses, such as members of the orthomyxoviridae, bunyaviridae, and rhabdoviridae families. Among the diverse mammalian Mx proteins examined so far, we have recently demonstrated in vitro that the Bos taurus isoform 1 (boMx1) is endowed with exceptional anti-rabies-virus activity. This finding has prompted us to seek an appropriate in vivo model for confirming and evaluating gene therapy strategies. Using a BAC transgene, we have generated transgenic mouse lines expressing the antiviral boMx1 protein and boMx2 proteins under the control of their natural promoter and short- and long-range regulatory elements. Expressed boMx1 and boMx2 are correctly assembled, as deduced from mRNA sequencing and western blotting. Poly-I/C-subordinated expression of boMx1 was detected in various organs by immunohistochemistry, and transgenic lines were readily classified as high- or low-expression lines on the basis of tissue boMx1 concentrations measured by ELISA. Poly-I/C-induced Madin-Darby bovine kidney cells, bovine turbinate cells, and cultured cells from high-expression line of transgenic mice were found to contain about the same concentration of boMx1, suggesting that this protein is produced at near-physiological levels. Furthermore, insertion of the bovine Mx system rendered transgenic mice resistant to vesicular-stomatitis-virus-associated morbidity and mortality, and embryonic fibroblasts derived from high-expression transgenic mice were far less permissive to the virus. These results demonstrate that the Bos taurus Mx system is a powerful anti-VSV agent in vivo and suggest that the transgenic mouse lines generated here constitute a good model for studying in vivo the various antiviral functions-known and yet to be discovered-exerted by bovine Mx proteins, with priority emphasis on the antirabic function of boMx1. [less ▲]

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See detailModulating skeletal muscle mass by postnatal, muscle-specific inactivation of the myostatin gene.
Grobet, Luc ULg; Pirottin, Dimitri ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg et al

in Genesis (2003), 35(4), 227-38

By using a conditional gene targeting approach exploiting the cre-lox system, we show that postnatal inactivation of the myostatin gene in striated muscle is sufficient to cause a generalized muscular ... [more ▼]

By using a conditional gene targeting approach exploiting the cre-lox system, we show that postnatal inactivation of the myostatin gene in striated muscle is sufficient to cause a generalized muscular hypertrophy of the same magnitude as that observed for constitutive myostatin knockout mice. This formally demonstrates that striated muscle is the production site of functional myostatin and that this member of the TGFbeta family of growth and differentiation factors regulates muscle mass not only during early embryogenesis but throughout development. It indicates that myostatin antagonist could be used to treat muscle wasting and to promote muscle growth in man and animals. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation and mechanism of action of BPDZ 44 on ATP-sensitive potassium channels in isolated rat insulin-secreting cells
Kane, C.; Harding, E. A.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg et al

in Journal of Physiology (1995), 482 P

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See detailModulation by intracellular calcium of a GABA receptor-mediated chloride current via a calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase in insect neurosecretory cells
Alix, Philippe ULg; Grolleau, Françoise; Hue, Bernard

in European Journal of Neuroscience (2000), 12

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See detailModulation de l'effet scale-down chez Saccharomyces cerevisiae par ajout d'acide oléique
Zune, Quentin ULg

Master's dissertation (2011)

Scale-down technology allows to simulate heterogeneities created in an industrial reactor at a laboratory scale. In this kind of bioreactor, fed-batch production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on glucose ... [more ▼]

Scale-down technology allows to simulate heterogeneities created in an industrial reactor at a laboratory scale. In this kind of bioreactor, fed-batch production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on glucose induces the apparition of the scale-down effect. It means a decrease in biomass synthesis and an increase in ethanol production as time of culture in comparison with an ideal bioreactor where the mixing operation is perfect. In a recent study, FERIA-GERVASIO et al., (2008) notice that ethanol production is delayed on behalf biomass synthesis when a glucose pulse occurs in a chemostat glucose/oleic acid. The goal of this work is to study the modulation of the scale-down effect by the presence of oleic acid in a fed-batch production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii). The methodology is separated in three parts: - development of a yeast conditioning protocol with oleic acid - yeast production with a mixed substrate composed of glucose and oleic acid in a scale-down reactor - computer simulation of glucose gradients experienced by yeast during their displacement in the bioreactor In addition to the measurements performed to describe growth kinetic of yeast on this mixed substrate, an original phenotypic analysis of yeast has been achieved throughout each culture thanks to flow cytometry. At the end of this work, vacuoles staining with fluoro-isothiocyanate has revealed the induction of peroxisomes infered during the yeast conditioning by flow cytometry. Then, it was demonstrated that in a culture in a scale-down reactor preceded by the conditioning, oleic acid naturally reduces ethanol production for the benefit of the biomass synthesis in comparison with a yeast cultivated on glucose only in scale-down reactors. Flow cytometry has not identified a negative influence of oleic acid on cell viability. Finally, simulation of glucose gradients experienced by yeast in the scale-down reactor with oleic acid has demonstrated that yeast feel important extracellular fluctuations in the recycle loop. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation de la dose du fongicide appliqué au stade dernière feuille pour lutter contre les maladies foliaires de l'orge d'hiver en Belgique
Meeùs, Patrick; Bodson, Bernard ULg

in Mededelingen van de Faculteit Landbouwkundige en Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen (Rijksuniversiteit te Gent) (1994, May 03)

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See detailModulation de la voie de la lipoxygénase dans le cadre de la résistance systémique induite chez la tomate
Mariutto, Martin ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2008)

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See detailLa Modulation du libertinage chez Voltaire
Tilkin, Françoise ULg

in Les Cahiers des paralittératures (2005), 9

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See detailModulation if growth hormone action by active immunization in dairy cows
Vleurick, Lieve; Deaver, Daniel; Bertozzi, Carlo et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2000), 4

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See detailModulation of acetylcholine, capsaicin and substance P effects by histamine H3 receptors in isolated perfused rabbit lungs.
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Garbarg, M. et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology (1995), 277(2-3), 243-50

The modulatory role of histamine H3 receptors in pulmonary oedema induced by acetylcholine, capsaicin and by exogenous substance P was investigated in isolated, ventilated rabbit lungs. Endothelial ... [more ▼]

The modulatory role of histamine H3 receptors in pulmonary oedema induced by acetylcholine, capsaicin and by exogenous substance P was investigated in isolated, ventilated rabbit lungs. Endothelial permeability was evaluated by measuring the capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c). Acetylcholine (10(-8) to 10(-4) M), substance P (10(-10) to 10(-6) M), capsaicin (10(-4) M) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) (10(-4) M) induced an increase in the Kf,c. Carboperamide, a novel histamine H3 receptor antagonist, induced a significant leftward shift of the concentration-response curve to acetylcholine and also enhanced the effect of capsaicin on the Kf,c, while it had no significant effect on the response to substance P and 5-HT. Imetit, a new histamine H3 receptor agonist, strongly inhibited the effects of acetylcholine and capsaicin. Imetit also strongly protected the lung against substance P effects but did not prevent the 5-HT-induced increase in the Kf,c. Carboperamide completely blocked the inhibitory effect of Imetit on the acetylcholine response. (R)-alpha-Methylhistamine, an other histamine H3 receptor agonist, had the same protective effect against acetylcholine response as Imetit. We conclude that histamine H3 receptors could protect the lung against acetylcholine- and capsaicin-induced oedema via a prejunctional modulatory effect on the C-fibres. However, since the response to exogenous substance P was also inhibited by histamine H3 receptor stimulation, the presence of such receptors at a postsynaptic level, probably on mast cells, was also suggested. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of adipose tissue expression of murine matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors with obesity
Maquoi, Erik ULg; Munaut, Carine ULg; Colige, Alain ULg et al

in Diabetes (2002), 51(4), 1093-1101

The potential role of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) system in the pathophysiology of the adipose tissue was investigated in a mouse model of nutritionally induced obesity. mRNA levels of 16 MMPs and ... [more ▼]

The potential role of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) system in the pathophysiology of the adipose tissue was investigated in a mouse model of nutritionally induced obesity. mRNA levels of 16 MMPs and 4 tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) were measured by semiquantitative RT-PCR in adipose tissue isolated from mice maintained for 15 weeks on a standard or high-fat diet. In mice on standard diet, with the exception of MMP-8, all MMP and TIMP transcripts were detected in both gonadal and subcutaneous depots. In obese mice, the expression of MMP-3, -11, -12, -13, and -14 and TIMP-1 mRNAs was upregulated, whereas that of MMP-7, -9, -16, and -24 and TIMP-4 was downregulated. Most MMP and TIMP mRNAs were expressed at higher levels in stromal-vascular cells than in mature adipocytes. Analysis of adipose tissue by in situ fluorescent zymography revealed MMP-dependent proteolytic activities, demonstrating the presence of active MMPs in the intact tissue. In vitro conversion of adipogenic 3T3-F442A cells into mature adipocytes was associated with substantial modulations of MMP and TIMP expression. Moreover, this in vitro adipogenesis was reduced in the presence of a synthetic MMP inhibitor. Thus, the adipose tissue expresses a large array of MMPs and TIMPs, which modulate adipocyte differentiation. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of airway inflammation and pulmonary oxidative markers in cadmium-exposed rats by theophylline and compound UCB-101333-3
Kirschvinck, N.; Fievez, Laurence ULg; Provins, L. et al

in Proceedings: 24th Symposium of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (2006)

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See detailModulation of angiogenesis during adipose tissue development in murine models of obesity.
Vörös, Gabor; Maquoi, Erik ULg; Demeulemeester, Diego et al

in Endocrinology (2005), 146(10), 4545-4554

Development of vasculature and mRNA expression of 17 pro- or antiangiogenic factors were studied during adipose tissue development in nutritionally induced or genetically determined murine obesity models ... [more ▼]

Development of vasculature and mRNA expression of 17 pro- or antiangiogenic factors were studied during adipose tissue development in nutritionally induced or genetically determined murine obesity models. Subcutaneous (SC) and gonadal (GON) fat pads were harvested from male C57Bl/6 mice kept on standard chow [standard fat diet (SFD)] or on high-fat diet for 0-15 wk and from male ob/ob mice kept on SFD. Ob/ob mice and C57Bl/6 mice on high-fat diet had significantly larger SC and GON fat pads, accompanied by significantly higher blood content, increased total blood vessel volume, and higher number of proliferating cells. mRNA and protein levels of angiopoietin (Ang)-1 were down-regulated, whereas those of thrombospondin-1 were up-regulated in developing adipose tissue in both obesity models. Ang-1 mRNA levels correlated negatively with adipose tissue weight in the early phase of nutritionally induced obesity as well as in genetically determined obesity. Placental growth factor and Ang-2 expression were increased in SC adipose tissue of ob/ob mice, and thrombospondin-2 was increased in both their SC and GON fat pads. mRNA levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A isoforms VEGF-B, VEGF-C, VEGF receptor-1, -2, and -3, and neuropilin-1 were not markedly modulated by obesity. This modulation of angiogenic factors during development of adipose tissue supports their important functional role in obesity. [less ▲]

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