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See detailNewly discovered natural functions for cyclic lipopeptides from rhizobacteria
Ongena, Marc ULg; Henry, G.; Deleu, Magali ULg et al

Conference (2012)

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See detailThe Newly Discovered Pulsating Low Mass White Dwarfs: An Extension of the ZZ Ceti Instability Strip
Van Grootel, Valérie ULg; Fontaine, Gilles; Brassard, Pierre et al

in Astrophysical Journal (2013), 762

In light of the exciting discovery of g-mode pulsations in extremely low-mass, He-core DA white dwarfs, we report on the results of a detailed stability survey aimed at explaining the existence of these ... [more ▼]

In light of the exciting discovery of g-mode pulsations in extremely low-mass, He-core DA white dwarfs, we report on the results of a detailed stability survey aimed at explaining the existence of these new pulsators as well as their location in the spectroscopic Hertzsprung–Russell diagram. To this aim, we calculated some 28 evolutionary sequences of DA models with various masses and chemical layering. These models are characterized by the so-called ML2/α = 1.0 convective efficiency and take into account the important feedback effect of convection on the atmospheric structure. We pulsated the models with the nonadiabatic code MAD, which incorporates a detailed treatment of time-dependent convection. On the other hand, given the failure of all nonadiabatic codes, including MAD, to account properly for the red edge of the strip, we resurrect the idea that the red edge is due to energy leakage through the atmosphere. We thus estimated the location of that edge by requiring that the thermal timescale in the driving region—located at the base of the H convection zone—be equal to the critical period beyond which l = 1 g-modes cease to exist. Using this approach, we find that our theoretical ZZ Ceti instability strip accounts remarkably well for the boundaries of the empirical strip, including the low-gravity, low-temperature regime where the three new pulsators are found. We also account for the relatively long periods observed in these stars, and thus conclude that they are true ZZ Ceti stars, but with low masses. [less ▲]

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See detailNewly identified biologically active and proteolysis-resistant VEGF-A isoform VEGF111 is induced by genotoxic agents
Mineur, Pierre ULg; Colige, Alain ULg; Deroanne, Christophe ULg et al

in Journal of Cell Biology (2007), 179(6), 1261-1273

Ultraviolet B and genotoxic drugs induce the expression of a vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) splice variant (VEGF111) encoded by exons 1-4 and 8 in many cultured cells. Although not detected ... [more ▼]

Ultraviolet B and genotoxic drugs induce the expression of a vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) splice variant (VEGF111) encoded by exons 1-4 and 8 in many cultured cells. Although not detected in a series of normal human and mouse tissue, VEGF111 expression is induced in MCF-7 xenografts in nude mice upon treatment by camptothecin. The skipping of exons that contain proteolytic cleavage sites and extracellular matrix-binding domains makes VEGF111 diffusible and resistant to proteolysis. Recombinant VEGF111 activates VEGF receptor 2 (VEGF-R2) and extracellularly regulated kinase 1/2 in human umbilical vascular endothelial cells and porcine aortic endothelial cells expressing VEGF-R2. The mitogenic and chemotactic activity and VEGF111's ability to promote vascular network formation during embyonic stem cell differentiation are similar to those of VEGF121 and 165. Tumors in nude mice formed by HEK293 cells expressing VEGF111 develop a more widespread network of numerous small vessels in the peritumoral tissue than those expressing other isoforms. Its potent angiogenic activity and remarkable resistance to proteolysis makes VEGF111 a potential adverse factor during chemotherapy but a beneficial therapeutic tool for ischemic diseases. [less ▲]

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See detailNewly Synthesized mRNA Is Translated During the Initial Imbibition Phase of Germinating Maize Embryo
Dommes, Jacques ULg; Van de Walle, Claude ULg

in Plant Physiology (1983), 73(2), 484-487

RNA synthesis is activated in the cells of the plant embryo very soon after the start of seed imbibition. We previously reported that mainly heterogeneous nuclear RNA is synthesized in the radicle of Zea ... [more ▼]

RNA synthesis is activated in the cells of the plant embryo very soon after the start of seed imbibition. We previously reported that mainly heterogeneous nuclear RNA is synthesized in the radicle of Zea mays embryo during the first hours of germination. The present study was undertaken in order to detect the time of appearance of the newly synthesized messenger RNA in the polysomes of germinating maize axes.Free polysomes were prepared from embryonic axes rehydrated for 2 hours in the presence of radioactively labeled uridine. These polysomes were shown to be labeled and to contain labeled particles sedimenting, after dissociation with EDTA, in the 10S to 40S region of a sucrose gradient. The labeled polysomal RNA migrates heterogeneously in a gel with a mean size corresponding to about 16S, and 60% of these molecules are polyadenylated.The data indicate that the newly synthesized RNA associated with the polysomes after 2 h of germination consists of messenger RNA molecules. Analysis of the polysomes prepared 0.5 and 1 h after the start of imbibition suggests that translation of the newly synthesized messenger RNA probably occurs within the 1st hour of imbibition of the isolated axis, thus well before the completion of the initial water uptake. [less ▲]

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See detailA Newmark-type integrator for flexible systems considering nonsmooth unilateral constraints
Chen, Qiongzhong ULg; Acary, Vincent; Virlez, Geoffrey ULg et al

in Proceedings of the First Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics (2012, June)

Mechanical systems are usually subjected not only to bilateral constraints but also to unilateral constraints. Inspired by the HHT time integration method for smooth flexible multibody dynamics, this ... [more ▼]

Mechanical systems are usually subjected not only to bilateral constraints but also to unilateral constraints. Inspired by the HHT time integration method for smooth flexible multibody dynamics, this paper presents a Newmark-type integrator, denoted by nonsmooth HHT method, to include the nonsmooth property of unilateral constraints. Through numerical examples accounting for both rigid and flexible body models, a bunch of methods are compared with the unilateral constraints on both velocity level and position level. Results show that the presented nonsmooth HHT method benefits from the accuracy and stability property of the classical HHT method with controllable numerical damping. In particular, when it comes to the analysis of flexible systems, the nonsmooth HHT method shows much better accuracy property than that of the other methods, including the Moreau–Jean time-stepping method and the fully implicit Newmark methods. [less ▲]

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See detailNews from Belgium
Sacré, Robert ULg

in LIVING BLUESLETTER (1983), 1(2),

Projets de rééditions de la compagnie MOONSHINE RECORDS ( B)

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See detailNews from Belgium
Sacré, Robert ULg

in Living BluesLetter (1983), 1(9),

Black Magic Records ( Nd) annoncent la réédition d'enregistrements inédits réalisés par Georges ADINS dans les années 60 à Chicago, etc...

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See detailNews from Belgium
Sacré, Robert ULg

in Living BluesLetter (1984), 2(5-6),

Annonce de la Conférence Internationale consacrée à Charley Patton ( 1887-1934) , à l' Université de Liège en septembre 1984

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See detailLes News de la dentisterie conservatrice
Geerts, Sabine ULg

in Actualités Dentaires de l'Université de Liège (2008), 38

Le Filtek Silorane® (3M ESPE) et le Clearfil Majesty Posterior® (KURARAY), 2 nouveaux matériaux composites commersialisés en cette fin d'année 2007: Réelle innovation ou superbe supercherie commerciale ?

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See detailNews from outer worlds
Grodent, Denis ULg

Conference (2009, July 27)

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See detailNews on antifungal drugs registered in Belgium for the treatment of dermatophytosis in domestic carnivores.
Hamoir, J.; Goret, M.; Mignon, Bernard ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2001), 145

This note gives a progress report on the various molecules registered in Belgium which can be used for the treatment of dermatophytosis in domestic carnivores. Its purpose is not to develop the ... [more ▼]

This note gives a progress report on the various molecules registered in Belgium which can be used for the treatment of dermatophytosis in domestic carnivores. Its purpose is not to develop the therapeutic protocols used in this type of diseases but rather to describe these compounds according to their pharmacological and toxicological characteristics as well as to define their status in the current legal framework. [less ▲]

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See detailNewsletter N° 3 - DACEFI
Meunier, Quentin ULg; Moumbogou, Carl; Ndoutoume, C. et al

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailNewsletter n° 5 - DACEFI 2
Meunier, Quentin; Moumbogou, Carl; Angwé, A. et al

E-print/Working paper (2012)

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See detailNewsletter n°1 - DACEFI
Meunier, Quentin; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailNewsletter N°2-DACEFI
Meunier, Quentin; Grégoire, Bruno; Moumbogou, Carl et al

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailNewsletter n°4 - DACEFI
Meunier, Quentin; Moumbogou, Carl; Ibinga, S. et al

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailNewsletter n°6 - DACEFI
Meunier, Quentin; Moumbogou, Carl; Morin, Amélie et al

E-print/Working paper (2012)

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See detailNewt decline in Western Europe: highlights from relative distribution changes within guilds
Denoël, Mathieu ULg

in Biodiversity & Conservation (2012), 21(11), 2887-2898

The recent increase in the number of monitoring schemes has formed the basis for high quality distribution atlases. This provides the opportunity of estimating global and specific decline patterns across ... [more ▼]

The recent increase in the number of monitoring schemes has formed the basis for high quality distribution atlases. This provides the opportunity of estimating global and specific decline patterns across regional and national borders. In this framework, this study focused on four sympatric newt species—including the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus), an Annex 2 European Habitats Directive species, over six geographic areas (five countries) in Western Europe. A relative comparison of distribution maps across time is used here and is based on more than twelve thousands occupied grid cells. It benefits from the definition of a guild, as these species are simultaneously detectable in wetlands. T. cristatus and the alpine newt (Mesotriton alpestris) were the most and the least threatened newt species, respectively, whereas the palmate (Lissotriton helveticus) and smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) had an intermediate decline level at both coarse and fine grain resolutions. However, regional variations across Europe and scale effects were also found. On one hand, these results show that T. cristatus is not only regionally threatened but suffers from a global decline in Western Europe. On another hand, the results indicate that patterns of decline are not uniform within Europe and that species often considered as common and not threatened are, in fact, declining more than others. Finally, the proposed methodology, i.e. using guilds to assess relative decline, would be useful as a complement to other standardized methods in correctly advising conservation managers and policy makers, particularly for species with more subtle declines. [less ▲]

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