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See detailAn Approach to the Revenant Ballads in Newfoundland
Peere, Isabelle ULg

Conference (1986, June 02)

In continuity to our previous textual analysis of the Newfoundland corpus of Child ballads, this paper further investigates the resonance of the texts' poetic and symbolic meanings in their socio-cutlural ... [more ▼]

In continuity to our previous textual analysis of the Newfoundland corpus of Child ballads, this paper further investigates the resonance of the texts' poetic and symbolic meanings in their socio-cutlural context [less ▲]

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See detailApproach to the use of immobilizer sulfatase for analytical purposes and for the pràoduction of desulfo-glucosinolates
Wathelet, Jean-Paul ULg

in Industrial Crops & Products (1998), 7

A commercial crude sulfatase from snail (Helix pomatia) was purified by ion exchange affinity, HPLC, gel-filtration chromatography. The enzyme isolated. which was ca. 37-folcl more active than the ... [more ▼]

A commercial crude sulfatase from snail (Helix pomatia) was purified by ion exchange affinity, HPLC, gel-filtration chromatography. The enzyme isolated. which was ca. 37-folcl more active than the commercial one was covalently immobilizcd on nyon 6.6 by the cross linking method. Immobilized sulfatase was usecl to produce some desulfo-glucosinolates (DSGLs) on the gram-scale. starting fiom glucotropaeolin. glucoraphenin ancl épiprogoitrin ancl for HPLC analyses of glucosinolates (GLs) containecl in cruciferous material and rapeseecl in particular. The immobilized enzyme as well as allowing the standarclization of the HPLC methocl for GLs analysis seems to be an efflcient system for producing DSGLs which are interesting starting materials to prepare bio-active structures through further chemical modilications. [less ▲]

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See detailApproach to the use of Near Infrared Spectrometry for the estimation of microbial nitrogen contamination of forages during ruminal incubation in nylon bag.
Lecomte, Philippe; Kamoun, Mohammed; Agneessens, Richard et al

in Giesecke, D. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Society of Nutrition Physiology. (1994, September)

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See detailApproaches for analyzing the roles of mast cells and their proteases in vivo.
Galli, Stephen J; Tsai, Mindy; Marichal, Thomas ULg et al

in Advances in Immunology (2015)

The roles of mast cells in health and disease remain incompletely understood. While the evidence that mast cells are critical effector cells in IgE-dependent anaphylaxis and other acute IgE-mediated ... [more ▼]

The roles of mast cells in health and disease remain incompletely understood. While the evidence that mast cells are critical effector cells in IgE-dependent anaphylaxis and other acute IgE-mediated allergic reactions seems unassailable, studies employing various mice deficient in mast cells or mast cell-associated proteases have yielded divergent conclusions about the roles of mast cells or their proteases in certain other immunological responses. Such “controversial” results call into question the relative utility of various older versus newer approaches to ascertain the roles of mast cells and mast cell proteases in vivo. This review discusses how both older and more recent mouse models have been used to investigate the functions of mast cells and their proteases in health and disease. We particularly focus on settings in which divergent conclusions about the importance of mast cells and their proteases have been supported by studies that employed different models of mast cell or mast cell protease deficiency. We think that two major conclusions can be drawn from such findings: (1) no matter which models of mast cell or mast cell protease deficiency one employs, the conclusions drawn from the experiments always should take into account the potential limitations of the models (particularly abnormalities affecting cell types other than mast cells) and (2) even when analyzing a biological response using a single model of mast cell or mast cell protease deficiency, details of experimental design are critical in efforts to define those conditions under which important contributions of mast cells or their proteases can be identified. [less ▲]

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See detailApproaches for assessing potential impacts of thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals in wild sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
Schnitzler, Joseph ULg; Klaren, Peter; Thomé, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2010)

Organic compounds such as pesticides and polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) are well described endocrine disrupters; of particular interest are effects on thyroid function. To assess the ability of occurring ... [more ▼]

Organic compounds such as pesticides and polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) are well described endocrine disrupters; of particular interest are effects on thyroid function. To assess the ability of occurring pollutants in European coastal areas to disrupt the thyroid system in sea bass, a field study in the major European estuaries, namely, the Scheldt, the Seine, the Loire, the Charente and the Garonne has been conducted. Several thyroid endpoints were simultaneously examined. Diameter of follicles and the epithelial cell heights give an indication on the production and secretion activity of the thyroid gland. The activity of enzymes involved in the metabolism (deiodination, glucuronidation and sulfatation) of thyroid hormones was analyzed. Finally thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) concentrations were analyzed in muscle by radioimmunoassay. The combined use of all those endpoints gives us an overview of the complex thyroid hormone system. PCB concentration in wild fish varied from 10 to 100 ng g-1 wet weight (ww) depending on length and location. Each region has its own contamination levels and profiles reflecting the contribution of pollutants from rivers. The contamination levels were as follows: the highest concentrations were measured in individuals collected from the coastal region near the Scheldt > Seine > Loire > Charente and the lowest levels were observed in sea bass from coastal regions near the Garonne. Measurements of metabolic activity revealed an altered hepatic T4 outer ring deiodinase whereas T4 sulfatation and T4 glucuronidation were not affected. Owing to the extensive autoregulatory feedback at both central and peripheral levels, the thyroid hormone concentrations were preserved despite the PCB induced changes in thyroid hormone dynamics. [less ▲]

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See detailApproaches for assessing the presence and impact of thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals in sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) from European coasts
Schnitzler, Joseph ULg

Doctoral thesis (2011)

Thyroid functional status of wild fish in relation with the contamination of their environment deserves further investigation. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides like Dichloro ... [more ▼]

Thyroid functional status of wild fish in relation with the contamination of their environment deserves further investigation. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides like Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane (DDTs), Hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), aldrin, dieldrin and trace elements (Cd, Cu, Se, Pb, Zn and Hg) were analysed in the muscle of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) sampled in coastal regions near several important European river mouths (Gironde, Charente, Loire, Seine and Scheldt). We applied a multi-level approach of thyroid function assessment. Thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) concentrations in muscle were analyzed by radioimmunoassay. The activity of hepatic enzymes involved in extrathyroidal pathways of thyroid hormone metabolism, viz. deiodination, glucuronidation and sulfation were analyzed. Last, follicle diameter and epithelial cell heights were measured. We observed changes that lead to an increased conversion of T4 to T3 and lowered thyroid hormone excretion. The changes in the metabolic pathways of thyroid hormones can be interpreted as a pathway to maintain thyroid hormone homeostasis. The higher chlorinated PCBs seemed to be the most implicated in this perturbation. To gain a more integrated insight, we examined the effect of subchronic exposure to a mixture of Aroclor standards on thyroid hormone physiology and metabolism in juvenile sea bass. After 120 days of exposure, histomorphometry of thyroid tissue, muscular thyroid hormone concentration and activity of enzymes involved in metabolism of thyroid hormones were assessed. The results show that the effects of PCB exposures on the thyroid system are dose-dependent. Exposure to environmentally relevant doses of PCB (0.3 to 1.0 μg Σ7PCBs per g food pellets) increases thyroid hormone synthesis and stimulates hepatic T4 outer ring deiodinase and T4 sulfation. Thyroid hormone tissue levels were preserved thanks to the PCB induced changes in T4 dynamics. At 10 times higher concentrations (10 μg Σ7PCBs per g food pellets) an important depression of T3 and T4 levels could be observed which are apparently caused by degenerative histological changes in the thyroid tissue. We propose accurate interpretations, by reviewing the different stages of teleost thyroid function and regulation. [less ▲]

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See detailApproaches for retrieving abundances of methane isotopologues in the frame of the AGACC project from ground-based FTIR observations performed at the Jungfraujoch
Duchatelet, Pierre ULg; Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg; Demoulin, Philippe ULg et al

Poster (2007, April)

This work has been performed within the frame of AGACC(http://www.oma.be/AGACC/Home.html), a contribution to the Belgian Scientific Support for a Sustainable Development. The project intends to make an ... [more ▼]

This work has been performed within the frame of AGACC(http://www.oma.be/AGACC/Home.html), a contribution to the Belgian Scientific Support for a Sustainable Development. The project intends to make an advanced exploitation of existing ground-based remote-sensing measurements for a selection of atmospheric species that play an important role in the chemistry of the atmosphere and that have a direct or indirect impact on climate. Target species include -among others- lower tropospheric aerosols, H2O, HDO, CH4, HCN and CO. The instrumentation includes 3 types of spectrometers (FTIR, MAXDOAS and Brewer) and one CIMEL sun photometer. These instruments are operated at 3 different sites (Jungfraujoch, Ile de la Réunion and Uccle) and most of them are affiliated with the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC, formerly NDSC - http://www.ndacc.org), a group dedicated to performing high-quality long-term observations. This contribution will deal with the detection of the isotopologues of methane, a species released to the atmosphere by natural processes (e.g. wetlands, termites) as well as by anthropogenic activities (e.g. fossil fuel exploitation, rice agriculture, biomass burning, etc). Due to its high warming potential and its relatively long chemical lifetime, atmospheric methane is a major greenhouse gas. Methane also affects climate by influencing tropospheric ozone and stratospheric water. The cycle of methane is complex and a thoroughly study of the sources and sinks of its main isotopologue, as well as the other isotopic species, is necessary to characterize it. Isotopic ratios are also useful to differentiate between various sources of atmospheric methane. To study the vertical distribution of methane isotopologues from the high resolution FTIR spectra recorded by the University of Liège instrument at the International Scientific Station of the Jungfraujoch (ISSJ; 46.5°N, 8.0°E, 3580m a.s.l., Swiss Alps), we have selected several 13CH4 lines distributed in the so-called InSb (1-5 µm) and MCT (2-16 µm) spectral ranges. A set of four microwindows has also been selected for the study of CH3D. Using the SFIT-2 v3.91 algorithm, vertical column abundances as well as low-resolution vertical distributions have been retrieved, adjusted from an a priori profile defined on a 41 layers scheme and derived from ACE-FTS space observations. The information content and first preliminary retrieval results will be presented. [less ▲]

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See detailApproaches of organizational effectiveness applied to social enterprises
Mouchamps, Hugues ULg

Conference (2013, October 25)

This speech aims to address two theoretical challenges to which every scholar interested in the performance of social enterprises is confronted: the problem of defining what performance exactly is and the ... [more ▼]

This speech aims to address two theoretical challenges to which every scholar interested in the performance of social enterprises is confronted: the problem of defining what performance exactly is and the integration of the complexity inherent to social enterprises in the definition of performance (Speckbacher, 2003; Meadows and Pike, 2010; Samples and Austin, 2009; Polonsky and Grau, 2008). Our point is that the performance literature does not currently provide satisfying answers to these challenges. The first challenge identified is the confusion in the literature surrounding the definition of organizational performance (Quinn & Rohrbaugh, 1983). Performance scholars contributed to this confusion by each using an own definition of performance unrelated to any wider theoretical framework or by even bypassing the definition issue (Campbell, 1977). As they rarely share common definitions of performance, the accumulation of a body of common knowledge remains illusionary. In any case, performance scholars stick to isolated definitions and hardly recognize that multiple contingent definitions of performance can coexist in a consistent framework. The second challenge is closely related to the first one as it also concerns the definition of performance. For social enterprises, the performance definition step is an essential issue because, unlike for-profit corporations often do, relying only on straightforward performance indicators such as financial ratios would not be sufficient. Therefore they have to work on with a more complex definition of performance, which forces them to deepen the definition issue even more carefully. These challenges are addressed in the two sections of this paper. The first challenge is tackled in the first section of the paper, in which we compare the relative advantages of two bodies of literature likely to serve as basis for the definition of performance for social enterprises. This first section concludes with the relevance of rejuvenating an old body of literature, namely “organizational effectiveness” , which is likely to provide answers to the confusion plaguing the definition issue in the performance literature. Based on that theoretical finding, we develop a second section in which we review the OE literature to deal with the second challenge. This body of literature can potentially offer strong theoretical bases to integrate the complexity of social enterprises, except that the interrelationships between the existing OE approaches have never been explicitly stressed up to now. Therefore we address this research gap by setting up a framework articulating the existing OE approaches, which can open the way to integrate the complexity of social enterprises. [less ▲]

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See detailApproaches to handling incomplete data in family-based association testing
Van Steen, Kristel ULg; Laird, N. M.; Markel, P. et al

in Annals of Human Genetics (2007), 71(Pt 2), 141-51

The high throughput of data arising from the complete sequence of the human genome has left statistical geneticists with a rich and extensive information source. The wide availability of software and the ... [more ▼]

The high throughput of data arising from the complete sequence of the human genome has left statistical geneticists with a rich and extensive information source. The wide availability of software and the increase in computing power has improved the possibilities to access and process such data. One problem is incompleteness of the data: unobserved or partially observed data points due to technical reasons or reasons associated with the patient's status or erroneous measurements of phenotype or genotype, to name a few. When not properly accounted for, these sources of incompleteness may seriously jeopardize the credibility of results from analyses. In this paper we provide some perspectives on the occurrence and analysis of different forms of incomplete data in family-based genetic association testing. [less ▲]

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See detailApproaches to synthesize carbon-supported platinum-based electrocatalysts for proton-exchange membrane fuel cells
Maillard, Frédéric; Job, Nathalie ULg; Chatenet, Marian

in Suib, Steven (Ed.) New and future developments in catalysis. Batteries, hydrogen storage and fuel cells (2013)

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See detailApproaches to the optimal navigation organization on the inland waterway network
Marchal, Jean ULg; Zhang, Z. M.

in Procceedings of the First Symposium on Operation Research with Application in Engineering, Technology and Management (ISORA’95) (1995)

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See detailApproaches to unravel the pathophysiological background of unexplained perinatal mortality in dairy cows
Taverne, M. A. M.; van der Weijden, G. C.; Jonker, F. H. et al

in Reproduction in Domestic Animals (2007), 42(Suppl. 2), 64

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See detailApproaching field tuned quantum criticality in CeIn3-xSnx
Silhanek, Alejandro ULg; Zocco, D.; Harrison, N. et al

in Physica B: Condensed Matter (2006), 378-80

We report on the magnetic field evolution of the Neel temperature T-N in the heavy electron system CeIn3-xSnx (x = 0 and 0.3), as determined by specific heat, magnetocaloric effect, and electrical ... [more ▼]

We report on the magnetic field evolution of the Neel temperature T-N in the heavy electron system CeIn3-xSnx (x = 0 and 0.3), as determined by specific heat, magnetocaloric effect, and electrical transport measurements. For the stoichiometric compound, T-N is fully suppressed at H-c similar to 65 T, whereas for x = 0.3 the critical field extrapolates to H-c similar to 30 T. An increasing Sommerfeld coefficient gamma, obtained above T-N, as field increases is observed and could be related to the a putative quantum critical point at H-c. (c) 2006 Published by Elsevier B.V. [less ▲]

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See detailApproaching the true prevalence of pituitary tumors
Beckers, Albert ULg; Adam, C.; Ciccarelli, A. et al

in ENEA congress : Napoli, April 2004 (2004, April)

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See detailApproaching the true prevalence of pituitary tumors
Beckers, Albert ULg

Scientific conference (2004, April)

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See detailApproaching the true prevalence of pituitary tumors
Beckers, Albert ULg

Scientific conference (2004, April)

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See detailApproaching the true prevalence of pituitary tumors
Beckers, Albert ULg; Ciccarelli, A.; Daly, Adrian ULg et al

in 12th International Congress of Endocrinology - Abstract book (2004)

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