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See detailImpact of elevated pCO2 on optical properties of the coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi grown under nitrate limitation
Denis, Michel; Sciandra, Antoine; Harlay, Jérôme ULiege et al

Conference (2003, April 06)

Side scatter and red fluorescence properties of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi were investigated when NO3-limited continuous cultures were submitted to a CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) increase from ... [more ▼]

Side scatter and red fluorescence properties of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi were investigated when NO3-limited continuous cultures were submitted to a CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) increase from 400 to 700 ppm. Cultures renewed at the rate of 0.5 d-1 and were submitted to saturating light level. pCO2 was controlled by bubbling CO2-rich or CO2- free air in the cultures. Side scatter of a single cell is considered to reflect not only its overall shape but mainly its inner structure and content through a complex combination of optical properties including absorption, diffusion, refractive index and refraction. Consequently, the cultures of Emiliania huxleyi were monitored by flow cytometry to detect possible changes in its optical properties at the single cell level under the effect of CO2 doubling in the atmospheric phase. The average SD for counting 5 replicates was less than 1.6% over the period of the study. It was 0.1 and 0.2% for fluorescence and side scatter respectively. Considering the possible decalcification induced by the increase of CO2 in the chemostat atmosphere, the maximum variation that can be expected for side scatter is that provided by the coccolith depletion upon acidification of the cell suspension. The acidification induced a large (36%) decrease of the side scatter signal as expected and had no detectable effect on the red fluorescence. To validate the assignment of this change on coccolith dissolution, the same experiment was repeated with a culture of a non-calcifying species, Dunaliella tertiolecta. The acidification of D. tertiolecta suspension induced no detectable change, both on fluorescence and side scatter. During the time of the experiment, the decline of side scatter never approached the potential 36% change observed when coccoliths are fully dissolved. Interestingly, the specific chl a fluorescence of E. huxleyi slightly increased during the period of high CO2 level. At the end of the experiment this increase amounted to 2.8% of the initial signal. The average SD of red fluorescence being 0.1%, this increase must be considered as significant. Furthermore, it progressed linearly with time over the period of observation. However, the experiment did not last enough to know if the fluorescence increase had already reached its maximum value. The acidification experiment supported the use of side scatter as a relevant parameter to trace potential changes in calcification. Since the estimated 25% decrease in calcification induced by the rise in CO2 atmosphere did not result in dramatic changes in side scatter values, we can conclude that the number of coccoliths and the overall shape and granulosity of cells was not significantly affected by this decrease. Changes must have only affected tiny structure details of the coccoliths like those observed on published electron micrographs. The small but significant increase of the fluorescence signal can be considered as a physiological response to the CO2 rise. This suggests a more dynamic photosynthetic process that would result in a higher rate of organic matter production providing that the system is not nutrient limited as in the present situation. [less ▲]

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See detailThe impact of emotional valence on verbal short-term memory.
Majerus, Steve ULiege

Scientific conference (2011)

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See detailThe Impact of Employment Relationships on Domestic Worker’s Achievement of Transnational Family-Work Balance
Vivas Romero, Maria ULiege

Conference (2015, January 16)

While the average mainstream woman’s daily commute to work is 28 minutes, the ageing Peruvian domestic workers I have followed for the past year, crossed the Atlantic ocean 12 years ago for jobs in ... [more ▼]

While the average mainstream woman’s daily commute to work is 28 minutes, the ageing Peruvian domestic workers I have followed for the past year, crossed the Atlantic ocean 12 years ago for jobs in Europe’s capital. They found in Brussels the opportunity to be employed either in the informal or formal domestic sector while they continued to cope with their transnational obligations as spouses, daughters, and mothers. Transnational family and Global Care Chains literature have examined the consequences of migrant domestic workers’ double role as mothers and workers abroad. My contribution takes the discussion one step further and examines how, in spite of their disadvantaged position within the global division of labor, these women manage to informally negotiate a transnational family-work balance. My analysis, based on the life-stories of two ageing Peruvian women, suggests that domestic-workers’ success in their negotiations for transnational family-work balance simultaneously depends on three factors: 1- their gender, race, and class positioning within the migratory, care, and welfare regimes of sending and receiving states, 2- their ability to circulate familial care transnationally through the different stages in their life-course, 3- the business or personalized relationship that they established through their life-course with their employers. Furthermore, this analysis shows that employers are key actors in domestic workers’ negotiation, not only of a family-work balance, but also simply for social protection, especially in their old age. Finally, I suggest that the analysis of these complex employer-employee negotiations may allows us to see how these particular domestic workers are taking small steps to professionalize their work while paving the way to erase the historical vestiges associated with it. [less ▲]

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See detailTHE IMPACT OF EMULSIFICATION AND WHIPPING ON FAT CRYSTALLIZATION BEHAVIOR: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN ANHYDROUS MILK FAT AND A LAURIC FAT
Petrut, Raul Flaviu ULiege; Blecker, Christophe ULiege; Van Hoed, Vera et al

in International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology (2016), 05(06), 247-260

In the present study, one commercial lauricfat (LF) and one anhydrous milk fat (AMF) were compared for their behavior in three different states: bulk, O/W emulsion and whipped cream. The objective of this ... [more ▼]

In the present study, one commercial lauricfat (LF) and one anhydrous milk fat (AMF) were compared for their behavior in three different states: bulk, O/W emulsion and whipped cream. The objective of this work was to identify the crystallization and polymorphic behavior of the aforementioned fats, while pointing out the differences between the two fats, and for each of them, between the fat’s bulk, O/W emulsion and whipped cream state. For this purpose a combination of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) stop&return, pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance (p-NMR) and powder X-Ray diffraction (XRD) was employed. In the bulk phase, during crystallization under quiescent conditions, the two fats show a distinct thermal and polymorphic behavior. In this regards, the AMF would require a lower supercooling degree or a longer crystallization time compared to LF which showed little/no evolution during the isothermal crystallization. The XRD measurement revealed a mix of α and β’ form for LF, all forms in a double chain lamellar structure (2L). Under the same conditions the bulk AMF was characterized by a 2Lα + 2Lβ’ and in addition compared to the lauric fat, a 3Lα form. The pointed differences exist between the two fats, mainly due to their chemical compositions. The emulsification/whipping did not affect the behavior of neither AMF nor LF. The lack of differences between bulk, O/W emulsion and whipped cream of the same fat upon DSC stop&return disclose the presence of heterogeneous nucleation in all three states. Regardless the complexity of fat chemical composition, throughout obtaining O/W food emulsion and/or structured creams the fat can be processed without altering its original properties. [less ▲]

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See detailThe impact of enantioseparation techniques on the development and use of chiral drugs - Preface
Chankvetadze, B.; Crommen, Jacques ULiege

in Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis (2002), 27(3-4), 355-355

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See detailImpact of endophytic entomopathogenic fungus on plant attractivity in aphid-virus-plant interactions
Fingu Mabola, Junior Corneille ULiege; Bosquée, Emilie ULiege; Boullis, Antoine ULiege et al

Poster (2017, July)

Endophytic entomopathogenic fungi (EEPF) are biological control agents able to live in their host plants in a symbiotic interaction and secrete secondary metabolites in the host plant tissues interacting ... [more ▼]

Endophytic entomopathogenic fungi (EEPF) are biological control agents able to live in their host plants in a symbiotic interaction and secrete secondary metabolites in the host plant tissues interacting with pests and phytopathogenic agents like plants virus. This is the case of Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) transmitted by the Bird cherry oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi Linnaeus) and the Grain aphid (Sitobion avenae Fabricius). This virus is one of the most economically important phytoviruses affecting major world cereal crops such as wheat, rice and corn, causing significant yield losses. In this study, we investigated the influence of EEPF presence in the plant tissues on the vector’s orientation preference by considering the insect virus-infection status. We performed a choice test in Petri dishes and collection of volatile compounds emitted by plants. The impact of these interactions between plant-fungi-virus is finally discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Impact of Energy on the Cost of Transport by Inland Waterways: a, Example of Bulk Transport
Marchal, Jean ULiege; Planchar, R.; Potier, G.

in Proceedings of the "International Seminar on "Energy Efficiency in Land Transport", Luxembourg, Congrès sur invitation de la C.E.E (1988)

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See detailImpact of energy supply and oxygen transfer on selective lipopeptide production by Bacillus subtilis BBG21.
Fahim, Sameh; Dimitrov, Krasimir; Gancel, Frederique et al

in Bioresource technology (2012), 126

The influence of power dissipation and volumetric oxygen transfer coefficient k(L)a on Bacillus subtilis productivity of lipopeptides surfactin and fengycin was studied in shake flasks in view of scaling ... [more ▼]

The influence of power dissipation and volumetric oxygen transfer coefficient k(L)a on Bacillus subtilis productivity of lipopeptides surfactin and fengycin was studied in shake flasks in view of scaling-up of this fermentation process. The experiments performed with different flask sizes, relative filling volumes, and shaking frequencies confirmed clearly that lipopeptide production changed in function of power dissipation, via interfacial gas-liquid contact surface and oxygen supply. It was demonstrated that k(L)a is the key parameter controlling the productivity and the selectivity of the bioreaction. Varying the oxygen transfer conditions, the synthesis could be oriented to mixed production or to surfactin mono-production. The fraction of surfactin towards total lipopeptides produced and the maximal surfactin production both increased with k(L)a increase (surfactin concentration about 2 g L(-1) at k(L)a=0.04-0.08 s(-1)), while the maximal fengycin production (fengycin concentration about 0.3 g L(-1)) was obtained at moderate oxygen supply (k(L)a=0.01 s(-1)). [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of erythropoietic activity on red cell parameters in chronic renal failure patients.
Bovy, Christophe ULiege; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULiege; Gothot, André ULiege et al

in Haematologica (2004), 89(6), 748-9

We measured red cell parameters during recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) therapy associated with appropriate iron supplementation in chronic hemodialysis patients. Increased erythropoietic ... [more ▼]

We measured red cell parameters during recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) therapy associated with appropriate iron supplementation in chronic hemodialysis patients. Increased erythropoietic activity led to a bias in red cell parameter determination. The percentage of hypochromic red blood cells, usually used as the most effective predictor of response to iron supplementation, increased following the appearance of a younger red cell population since the same Hb content in these younger, larger cells gives a lower Hb concentration. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of estetrol on breast cancer development, metastatic dissemination and angiogenesis
Gallez, Anne ULiege; Gérard, Céline ULiege; Blacher, Silvia ULiege et al

Poster (2016)

The increased risk of breast cancer and thromboembolism in women who take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) currently is a major public health problem. The discovery of novel molecules with better safety ... [more ▼]

The increased risk of breast cancer and thromboembolism in women who take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) currently is a major public health problem. The discovery of novel molecules with better safety profile would provide useful advances for patient care. Estretrol (E4) appears as a promising candidate for HRT. Indeed, in contrast to current treatment containing ethinyl estradiol or estradiol (E2), E4 has a minimal impact on liver cells activity supporting a decreased incidence on thromboembolic events. In preclinical studies, E4 has been effective against the main symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, vaginal atrophy, and osteoporosis, from a starting dose of 0.3 mg/kg/day. The aim of this study was to define the impact of E4 on breast cancer development when it is used at concentrations effective for menopause symptom relief. Treatment of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer-developing mice (MMTV-PyMT) with several concentrations of E4 has shown that 0.3 mg/kg/day E4 did not increase tumor development and metastasis dissemination. However, at 3mg/kg/day, E4 increased the growth of hormone-dependent tumors and their metastatic dissemination in ovariectomized and intact mice. This effect was similar to the one observed with E2 used at 0.08 mg/kg/day. In an in vivo model of ER-negative tumors, we observed that 3mg/kg/day E4 improved tumor growth by increasing angiogenesis, and subsequently decreasing necrosis and tumor hypoxia. In contrast, 0.3 mg/kg/day E4 did not induce any of these effects on ER-negative tumors and tumor microenvironment. In conclusion, we have shown that 0.3 mg/kg/day E4, already reported to prevent menopause symptoms, does not increase breast tumor growth, metastasis dissemination, and angiogenesis. However, similarly to E2, higher concentrations of E4 are pro-tumorous. These results support that E4, if it is used in strictly controlled clinical applications, could have no or only limited impact on breast cancer. [less ▲]

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See detailThe impact of EU Law General Principles on Private Law Relationships
Van Cleynenbreugel, Pieter ULiege; Devroe, Wouter

in Hartkamp, Arthur; Sieburgh, Carla; Keus, L.A.D. (Eds.) et al The influence of EU Law on national private law (2014)

In this chapter, co-authored with Wouter Devroe, we analyse how the Court's case law in Mangold and its successors have impacted on private legal relationships.

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See detailImpact of exercise pulmonary hypertension on postoperative outcome in primary mitral regurgitation.
Magne, Julien; Donal, Erwan; Mahjoub, Haifa et al

in Heart (British Cardiac Society) (2014)

AIMS: The management of asymptomatic patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) remains controversial. Exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (ExPHT) was recently reported as a strong predictor of rapid ... [more ▼]

AIMS: The management of asymptomatic patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) remains controversial. Exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (ExPHT) was recently reported as a strong predictor of rapid onset of symptoms. We hypothesised that ExPHT is a predictor of postoperative cardiovascular events in patients with primary MR. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred and two patients with primary MR, no or mild symptoms (New York heart association (NYHA) </=2), and no LV dysfunction/dilatation, were prospectively recruited in 3 centres and underwent exercise-stress echocardiography. The presence of ExPHT was defined as an exercise systolic pulmonary arterial pressure >60 mm Hg. All patients were closely followed up and operated on when indication for surgery was reached. Postoperative events were defined as the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke, cardiac-related hospitalisation or death. Among the 102 patients included, 59 developed ExPHT (58%). These patients were significantly older than those without ExPHT (p=0.01). During a mean postoperative follow-up of 50+/-23 months, 28 patients (26%) experienced a predefined cardiovascular event. Patients with ExPHT had significantly higher rate of postoperative events (39% vs 12%, p=0.005); the rate of events was still higher in these patients (32% vs 9%, p=0.013), even when excluding early postoperative AF (ie, within 48 h). Event-free survival was significantly lower in the ExPHT group (all events: 5-year: 60+/-8% vs 88+/-5%, p=0.007, events without early AF: 5-year: 67+/-7% vs 90+/-4%, p=0.02). Using Cox multivariable analysis, ExPHT remained independently associated with higher risk of postoperative events in all models (all p</=0.04). CONCLUSIONS: ExPHT is associated with increased risk of adverse cardiac events following mitral valve surgery in patients with primary MR. [less ▲]

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See detailThe impact of expectations on commitment of newcomers.
Bertrand, Françoise ULiege; Tibbax, V.; Hansez, Isabelle ULiege

Conference (2009, November 05)

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See detailThe impact of expertise on the capture of sketched intentions: perspectives for remote cooperative design
Sutera, Jennifer; Yang, Maria C.; Elsen, Catherine ULiege

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2014), 8683

The paper describes the way expertise and field-knowledge can impact the transfer of graphical intentions during architectural cooperative design. The analysis of 28 controlled experiments reveals what ... [more ▼]

The paper describes the way expertise and field-knowledge can impact the transfer of graphical intentions during architectural cooperative design. The analysis of 28 controlled experiments reveals what matters in transmitting architectural intents and more specifically underlines how novices’ intuitive, deductive processes based on previous and embodied experiences interestingly complement experts’ knowledge of the architectural field and its semantics. The results directly inform how we, as researchers, designers and engineers, should take advantage of both novices’ and experts’ strategies to develop tools, methods or interfaces to support next generation cooperative design. [less ▲]

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