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See detailLes lymphomes
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in Médecine Nucléaire : Imagerie Fonctionnelle et Métabolique (2003), 27(8), 401-410

Actuellement, on arrive à guérir 70-80% des patients atteints de maladie de Hodgkin et 50% des patients atteints de lymphome non-Hodgkinien de malignité intermédiaire ou élevée. Une approche systématique ... [more ▼]

Actuellement, on arrive à guérir 70-80% des patients atteints de maladie de Hodgkin et 50% des patients atteints de lymphome non-Hodgkinien de malignité intermédiaire ou élevée. Une approche systématique concernant le diagnostic, la classification de la maladie et la détermination des facteurs pronostiques permet de choisir la thérapeutique la plus appropriée. Les auteurs passent en revue les examens à réaliser au diagnostic et discutent de la place de la tomographie à émission de positons (TEP) dans cette indication. Ils évoquent ensuite le problème des masses résiduelles. La TEP est maintenant l'examen de choix pour établir le bilan de fin de traitement. Les auteurs discutent également du rôle potentiel de la TEP pour l'évaluation thérapeutique précoce et le suivi régulier des patients après traitement pour lymphome. Enfin, l'aspect particulier des lymphomes de l'enfant est abordé. [less ▲]

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See detailLymphotoxin alpha gene in Crohn's disease patients: absence of implication in the response to infliximab in a large cohort study
Dideberg, Vinciane ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg et al

in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics (2006), 16(5), 369-373

A haplotype in the lymphotoxin alpha (LTA) gene has been associated with a lack of response to infliximab in a small cohort of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. The present study aimed to confirm the ... [more ▼]

A haplotype in the lymphotoxin alpha (LTA) gene has been associated with a lack of response to infliximab in a small cohort of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. The present study aimed to confirm the implication of this haplotype in the response to infliximab in a larger cohort of Caucasian patients. The response to the first infusion with infliximab was evaluated in 214 Caucasian patients with either luminal (n = 150) or fistulising (n = 64) CD. Clinical response was based on the decrease in CID Activity Index (luminal) or on the evolution in the fistula discharge (fistulising). Biological response was assessed in 139 patients who had elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) before treatment and for whom CRP values were also available after treatment. A positive biological response was defined as a decrease in CRP of at least 25%. The patients were genotyped for six polymorphisms in the LTA gene. A positive clinical response was present in 65.4% of the patients and a positive biological response was observed in 80.6% of the patients. No association was found with any of the studied polymorphisms, nor with the previously published LTA haplotype and the response to infliximab. We could not confirm an association between the LTA locus and clinical or biological response to infliximab in a large cohort of CID patients. Pharmacogenetics and Genomics 16:369-373 (c) 2006 Lippincott Williams [less ▲]

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See detailThe lymphotoxin-beta receptor induces different patterns of gene expression via two NF-kappaB pathways.
Dejardin, Emmanuel ULg; Droin, Nathalie; Delhase, Mireille et al

in Immunity (2002), 17

The lymphotoxin-beta receptor (LTbetaR) plays critical roles in inflammation and lymphoid organogenesis through activation of NF-kappaB. In addition to activation of the classical NF-kappaB, ligation of ... [more ▼]

The lymphotoxin-beta receptor (LTbetaR) plays critical roles in inflammation and lymphoid organogenesis through activation of NF-kappaB. In addition to activation of the classical NF-kappaB, ligation of this receptor induces the processing of the cytosolic NF-kappaB2/p100 precursor to yield the mature p52 subunit, followed by translocation of p52 to the nucleus. This activation of NF-kappaB2 requires NIK and IKKalpha, while NEMO/IKKgamma is dispensable for p100 processing. IKKbeta-dependent activation of canonical NF-kappaB is required for the expression but not processing of p100 and for the expression of proinflammatory molecules including VCAM-1, MIP-1beta, and MIP-2 in response to LTbetaR ligation. In contrast, IKKalpha controls the induction by LTbetaR ligation of chemokines and cytokines involved in lymphoid organogenesis, including SLC, BLC, ELC, SDF1, and BAFF. [less ▲]

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See detailLymphotoxin-beta receptor-dependent genes in lymph node and follicular dendritic cell transcriptomes
Huber, Christoph; Thielen, Caroline ULg; Seeger, Harald et al

in Journal of Immunology (2005), 174(9), 5526-5536

Affinity-maturation and Ab class switches occur in lymphoid germinal centers (GCs), in which differentiation and maintenance depend on lymphotoxin (LT) signaling and include differentiation of follicular ... [more ▼]

Affinity-maturation and Ab class switches occur in lymphoid germinal centers (GCs), in which differentiation and maintenance depend on lymphotoxin (LT) signaling and include differentiation of follicular dendritic cells (FDCs). The events leading to FDC and GC maturation are poorly defined. Using several approaches of functional genomics, we enumerated transcripts affected in mice by suppressing LT beta receptor (LT beta R) signaling and/or overrepresented in FDC-enriched GC isolates. Protein expression analysis of 3 of 12 genes both enriched in FDCs and down-regulated by LT beta R signaling suppression validated them as FDC markers. Functional analysis of one of these three, clusterin, suggests a role as an FDC-derived trophic factor for GC B cells. Hence, the set of genes presented in this study includes markers emanating from LT beta R signaling and transcripts relevant to GC and FDC function. [less ▲]

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See detailThe lymphotoxin-β receptor induces different patterns of gene expression via two NF-κB pathways
Dejardin, Emmanuel ULg; Droin, Nathalie; Delhase, Mireille et al

Conference (2009, October 30)

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See detailThe lymphotoxin-β receptor induces different patterns of gene expression via two NF-κB pathways
Dejardin, Emmanuel ULg; Droin, Nathalie; Delhase, Mireille et al

Conference (2002)

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See detailLyngbyapeptin A, a modified tetrapeptide from Lyngbya bouillonii (Cyanophyceae)
Didier Klein; Jean-Claude Braekman; Désiré Daloze et al

in Tetrahedron Letters (1999)

Lyngbyapeptin A 1, a novel tetrapeptide containing the rate 3-methoxy-2-butenoyl moiety was isolated from the cyanobacterium Lyngbya bouillonii, collected in Papua New Guinea. Its structure (without ... [more ▼]

Lyngbyapeptin A 1, a novel tetrapeptide containing the rate 3-methoxy-2-butenoyl moiety was isolated from the cyanobacterium Lyngbya bouillonii, collected in Papua New Guinea. Its structure (without stereochemistry) was established by mass spectral- and two-dimensional NMR studies. [less ▲]

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See detailLyophilisation and resuscitation of sporozoites of Theileria parva: preliminary experiments
Marcotty, T.; Berkvens, D.; Besa, R. K. et al

in Vaccine (2003), 22(2), 213-216

Lyophilisation of Theileria parva sporozoite stabilates used for immunisation of cattle against East Coast fever would greatly improve vaccine storage and delivery. We report three attempts to lyophilise ... [more ▼]

Lyophilisation of Theileria parva sporozoite stabilates used for immunisation of cattle against East Coast fever would greatly improve vaccine storage and delivery. We report three attempts to lyophilise and resuscitate the sporozoites of T parva. Sporozoites survived lyophilisation and were effective for immunisation. Lyophilised stabilate survived for 2 weeks at 5degreesC and for 12 weeks at -20degreesC. Although the viability of the stabilates was severely reduced during lyophilisation, this work suggests that this method has potential and should be considered for other Apicomplexan parasites such as Babesia sp. or Plasmodium sp. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLyophilized Preparations Of Bacteriocinogenic Lactobacillus Curvatus And Lactococcus Lactis Subsp Lactis As Potential Protective Adjuncts To Control Listeria Monocytogenes In Dry-Fermented Sausages
Benkerroum, N.; Daoudi, A.; Hamraoui, T. et al

in Journal of Applied Microbiology (2005), 98(1),

Methyl oleate was used as a primary carbon source and as an alternative inducer for the production of an extracellular lipase, Lip2, in Y. lipol.vtica strain LgX64.81 grown in a 20-1 bioreactor. The ... [more ▼]

Methyl oleate was used as a primary carbon source and as an alternative inducer for the production of an extracellular lipase, Lip2, in Y. lipol.vtica strain LgX64.81 grown in a 20-1 bioreactor. The lipase-encoding gene, LIP2, was investigated during culture on methyl oleate using a pLIP2-LacZ reporter fusion and we provide evidence for the involvement of methyl oleate in its regulation. [less ▲]

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See detailLyotard : le déssaisissement de l'art
Steinmetz, Rudy ULg

in L'atelier d'esthétique (Ed.) Esthétique et philosophie de l'art (2002)

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See detailLYP inhibits T-cell activation when dissociated from CSK
Vang; Liu, Wallace H; Delacroix, Laurence ULg et al

in Nature Chemical Biology (2012)

Lymphoid tyrosine phosphatase (LYP) and C-terminal Src kinase (CSK) are negative regulators of signaling mediated through the T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) and are thought to act in a cooperative manner ... [more ▼]

Lymphoid tyrosine phosphatase (LYP) and C-terminal Src kinase (CSK) are negative regulators of signaling mediated through the T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) and are thought to act in a cooperative manner when forming a complex. Here we studied the spatiotemporal dynamics of the LYP–CSK complex in T cells. We demonstrate that dissociation of this complex is necessary for recruitment of LYP to the plasma membrane, where it downmodulates TCR signaling. Development of a potent and selective chemical probe of LYP confirmed that LYP inhibits T-cell activation when removed from CSK. Our findings may explain the reduced TCR-mediated signaling associated with a single-nucleotide polymorphism that confers increased risk for certain autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, and results in expression of a mutant LYP that is unable to bind CSK. Our compound also represents a starting point for the development of a LYP-based treatment of autoimmunity. [less ▲]

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See detailLyrical Cartographies: Re-Drawing the Boundaries of the Black Atlantic in Dionne Brand's A Map to the Door of No Return and At the Full and Change of the Moon
Mergeai, Mathilde ULg

in Durán Almarza, Liamar; Álvarez López, Esther (Eds.) Diasporic Women's Writing of the Black Atlantic: (En)Gendering Literature and Performance (2014)

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See detailLyrics, Music and Voice: a Comparative Semiotics of Emotions in Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets"
Lindenberg Lemos, Carolina ULg

Conference (2012, June 27)

What makes for an engaging song? One may credit the lyrics, another the melody, but in fact the two components are indissociable (Tatit, 2007). In Cole Porter's “Miss Otis Regrets”, we are introduced to ... [more ▼]

What makes for an engaging song? One may credit the lyrics, another the melody, but in fact the two components are indissociable (Tatit, 2007). In Cole Porter's “Miss Otis Regrets”, we are introduced to the sad account of Miss Otis. The lyrics give us fragments of her story but not from her point of view. How, then, do we relate to her tragedy? In this paper, a comparative semiotic approach to lyrics, music, and voice will be used to demonstrate the narrator is key to this process. It is from the latter's point of view that we approach the story. First, an analysis of the linguistic component, based on Greimas (1983; 1987) and Zilberberg (1988; 2006), will show how the choice of vocabulary and repetitions subtly disagree with the values assumed by the community that condemns Miss Otis. However, non-linguistic components also play a central role. Following Tatit's (1997; 2007) proposals for the semiotic approach to songs, we will investigate how Porter's choices of accents, elongations and the exploration of pitch range emphasize the points that are most filled with emotions in the narrative. Melody and lyrics are shown to work together in the construction of the emotional connotations. Nonetheless, it is only when it is no longer in paper, but in the form of an actual execution, that the song may be said to move. We then explore the well-known rendition of Ella Fitzgerald. Despite the accompanying piano, we focus here on the voice as the place where linguistic and musical components meet. Our analysis compares the recording and the original score in order to assess the level of adequacy and change that the interpreter promoted. Variations in notes, stress, and rhythm may be shown to change the original direction dramatically, while others offer accentuated distinctions that were already in place. In all cases, the singer’s transformations take the song a step further in its emotional contents. Adopting this comparative semiotic approach, we reestablish the chain that extracts the emotions from the narrative, to the music, and to the voice, showing that the path that ensures the emotional attachment of the listener is in the integration of the three components: lyrics, music, and voice. References: Greimas, A. J. (1983). “De la colère: étude de sémantique lexicale” In: Du sens II. Paris: Seuil, p. 225-246. __________ (1987). De l'imperfection. Périgueux: Fanlac. Tatit, L. (1997). Musicando a Semiótica: Ensaios. São Paulo: Annablume. __________ (2007). Semiótica da Canção: Melodia e Letra. São Paulo: Escuta. Zilberberg, C. (1988). Raison et poétique du sens. Paris: PUF. __________ (2006). Eléments de grammaire tensive. Limoges: Pulim. [less ▲]

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See detailLys13 plays a crucial role in the functional adaptation of the thermophilic triose-phosphate isomerase from Bacillus stearothermophilus to high temperatures
Alvarez, Marco; Wouters, Johan; Maes, Dominique et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1999), 274(27), 19181-7

The thermophilic triose-phosphate isomerases (TIMs) of Bacillus stearothermophilus (bTIM) and Thermotoga maritima (tTIM) have been found to possess a His12-Lys13 pair instead of the Asn12-Gly13 pair ... [more ▼]

The thermophilic triose-phosphate isomerases (TIMs) of Bacillus stearothermophilus (bTIM) and Thermotoga maritima (tTIM) have been found to possess a His12-Lys13 pair instead of the Asn12-Gly13 pair normally present in mesophilic TIMs. His12 in bTIM was proposed to prevent deamidation at high temperature, while the precise role of Lys13 is unknown. To investigate the role of the His12 and Lys13 pair in the enzyme's thermoadaptation, we reintroduced the "mesophilic residues" Asn and Gly into both thermophilic TIMs. Neither double mutant displayed diminished structural stability, but the bTIM double mutant showed drastically reduced catalytic activity. No similar behavior was observed with the tTIM double mutant, suggesting that the presence of the His12 and Lys13 cannot be systematically correlated to thermoadaptation in TIMs. We determined the crystal structure of the bTIM double mutant complexed with 2-phosphoglycolate to 2.4-A resolution. A molecular dynamics simulation showed that upon substitution of Lys13 to Gly an increase of the flexibility of loop 1 is observed, causing an incorrect orientation of the catalytic Lys10. This suggests that Lys13 in bTIM plays a crucial role in the functional adaptation of this enzyme to high temperature. Analysis of bTIM single mutants supports this assumption. [less ▲]

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See detailLysosomal phospholipases inhibition by emetine, strychnopentamine and usambarensine
Quetin-Leclercq, Joelle; Schomer, G; Van Bambeke, F et al

Poster (1999)

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See detailLysozyme gene activity in chicken macrophages is controlled by positive and negative regulatory elements.
Steiner, Christoph; Muller, Marc ULg; Baniahmad, Aria et al

in Nucleic Acids Research (1987), 15(10), 4163-78

The chicken lysozyme gene is constitutively active in macrophages and under the control of steroid hormones in the oviduct. To investigate which DNA elements are involved in the control of its expression ... [more ▼]

The chicken lysozyme gene is constitutively active in macrophages and under the control of steroid hormones in the oviduct. To investigate which DNA elements are involved in the control of its expression in macrophages we performed transient DNA transfer experiments with two different types of plasmids: 5'-deletion mutants of the upstream region of the chicken lysozyme gene and different fragments from this area in front of the thymidine kinase promoter (herpes simplex virus), each placed in front of the CAT (chloramphenicol acetyl transferase) coding sequence. Two enhancers (E-2.7 kb and E-0.2 kb) were characterized. They are active in macrophages, but not in chicken fibroblasts. Furthermore a negative element (N-2.4 kb) was identified, which is active in fibroblasts and promyelocytes, but not in mature macrophages. The combined action of all three elements contributes to the observed lysozyme gene activities: no activity in fibroblasts, moderate activity in promyelocytes and high activity in mature macrophages. [less ▲]

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See detailLʼétalement urbain en Europe : un défi environnemental ignoré
Halleux, Jean-Marie ULg

Article for general public (2007)

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See detailLʼimmobilier de bureau en Belgique, un révélateur des mutations économiques et urbaines ?
Bruck, L.; Mairy, N.; Halleux, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (2005), 46

The aim of the paper is to analyse how office markets are in interaction with the evolutions in the field of territory and economy. The first part of the paper analyses the data available to study the ... [more ▼]

The aim of the paper is to analyse how office markets are in interaction with the evolutions in the field of territory and economy. The first part of the paper analyses the data available to study the office stocks. Afterwards, we present an urban hierarchy based on the office equipment, in relation with the process of metropolization and its location consequences. The last part of the paper shows that the office function is also concerned with the process of periurbanization. [less ▲]

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See detailM Cushing : a life long experience with pituitary surgery
Beckers, Albert ULg

Scientific conference (2008, October 07)

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See detailM- Service Value Perceptions and Customer Loyalty
Pihlstrom, M.; Liljander, V.; Van Riel, Allard ULg

Poster (2008, July 14)

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