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See detailIntraspecific variation of copper tolerance of four endemic plant species from the katangan Copperbelt (D. R. Congo)
Boisson, Sylvain ULg; garin, olivier; Seleck, Maxime ULg et al

Conference (2014, August 04)

Harsh ecosystems are at the origin of speciation processes in plant communities. In metalliferous areas, plants develop physiological adaptations to tolerate metal excesses which lead to high species and ... [more ▼]

Harsh ecosystems are at the origin of speciation processes in plant communities. In metalliferous areas, plants develop physiological adaptations to tolerate metal excesses which lead to high species and population diversity. South of the Katanga province (D.R. Congo), plant communities occur on soils with one of the world’s largest concentrations of copper and cobalt. More than 600 species including 54 endemics are distributed along a copper gradient (up to 10 000 mg kg-1 available Cu) and the populations are isolated on more than 100 copper hills scattered in miombo forest. In order to improve restoration strategies of threatened species, we aimed to identify intraspecific copper tolerance of 4 endemic plant species from katangan copper outcrops: Crotalaria cobalticola, Diplolophium marthozianum, Gladiolus ledoctei and Triumfetta welwitschii. Seeds were collected in 3 different populations in the katangan Copperbelt and sown according three soil contamination modalities: control (no addition of Cu), 100 mg kg-1 and 1000 mg kg-1 of Cu concentration using hydrated copper (II) sulfate. For each combination (species x populations x soils), we had 10 repetitions. For each population, sample of 5 seeds was weighed before seedling in pot in November 2013. One individual by pot was kept for measures. Height (cm), number of leaves, number of flowers and number of fruits were measured once a week during one rainy season. For all species, no significant difference of copper tolerance appeared between populations. In contrast, populations had distinct germination rate and growth rate, especially for T. welwitshii and D. marthozianum. C. cobalticola grew significantly better in highly contaminated soil than other soils. G. ledoctei did not show any significant difference between populations and soil treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailIntraspecific variation of Zn hyperaccumulation in Arabidopsis halleri populations
Schvartzman Echenique, Maria Sol ULg; Corso, Massimiliano; Fataftah, Nazeer ULg et al

Conference (2017, July 19)

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See detailIntrathecal clonidine and fentanyl with hyperbaric bupivacaine improves analgesia during cesarean section
Benhamou, Dan; Schneider, Markus; Brichant, Jean-François ULg et al

in Anesthesia and Analgesia (1998), 87

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See detailIntrathoracic pressure measurement in cattle : standardized procedure
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Hajer, R.; Breukink, H. J.

in Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine (Gardenvale, Quebec) (1984), 48

A procedure to standardize the position of an esophageal catheter (eso-cat) tip, used to measure intrathoracic pressure, was tested in ten healthy Dutch Friesians. The cattle were in normal condition with ... [more ▼]

A procedure to standardize the position of an esophageal catheter (eso-cat) tip, used to measure intrathoracic pressure, was tested in ten healthy Dutch Friesians. The cattle were in normal condition with body weights (BW) between 52 and 670 kg and thoracic perimeters (TP) between 80 and 210 cm. The position of the neck and head was standardized. The eso-cat was introduced via the nose into the thoracic portion of the esophagus. The distance between the nares and the eso-cat tip (Lcat), which was positioned between the crossing point with the aorta and the caudal mediastinal lymph nodes, was measured for each animal. The regression equation, calculated between the Lcat and the BW and TP was, respectively: Lcat (cm) = 65 + 0.115 x BW (kg) (r2 = 0.99) and Lcat (cm) = 22 + 0.535 x TP (cm) (r2 = 0.97). The corresponding residual standard deviations were respectively 2.52 and 4.37 cm. The multiple and curvi-linear regression equation did not give a significantly better fit of the data [less ▲]

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See detailThe Intrathymic Expression of Insulin-Related Genes: Implications for Pathophysiology and Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Lefebvre, P. J.

in Diabetes/Metabolism Reviews (1998), 14(1), 95-103

Recent experimental work has challenged and shattered the old concept of a sequestration of pancreatic islet antigens from developing T-cells within the thymic environment. There is now compelling ... [more ▼]

Recent experimental work has challenged and shattered the old concept of a sequestration of pancreatic islet antigens from developing T-cells within the thymic environment. There is now compelling evidence that the central immunological tolerance of the whole insulin family may be induced during the process of T-cell ontogeny in the thymus. Transcripts of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II), IGF-I and insulin genes have been characterized in human, rat and mouse thymuses. At the peptide level, IGF-II was shown to be the dominant polypeptide of the insulin family in the thymus from different species. Data are presented which support a dual role of thymic IGF-II both in T-cell development as well as in T-cell negative selection. Using animal models of autoimmune diabetes, current research is investigating the hypothesis that a defect of thymic T-cell education to the insulin family is implicated in the pathophysiology of human Type 1 diabetes. An efficient and secure prevention of Type 1 diabetes could be designed on the basis of the strong natural tolerogenic properties of the thymus. [less ▲]

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See detailIntratissular Lymphaticovenous Anastomoses Demonstrated by Perioperative Intramuscular Injection of 99mtc-Colloids
Heymans, Olivier; Fallais, Charles ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg

in Lymphatic Research and Biology (2006), 4(1, Spring), 29-33

BACKGROUND: The existence of intratissular lymphaticovenous anastomoses has often been suggested, but it has never been demonstrated. This study aims at demonstrating the presence of such anastomoses ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The existence of intratissular lymphaticovenous anastomoses has often been suggested, but it has never been demonstrated. This study aims at demonstrating the presence of such anastomoses. METHODS AND RESULTS: The free flap model was used to investigate the drainage of radiolabeled colloid particles whose size prevents direct passage to the blood vessels. The tracer was injected into the muscle or the skin during the surgical procedure. Blood samples were sequentially drawn from the venous pedicle over the 30 minutes that followed the tracer injection. The blood samples were counted using a gamma well-counter. In all 14 patients, the venous blood radioactivity steadily increased over time. Radiochemical analyses performed on the blood samples demonstrated that the radioactivity is related to the labeled colloids and not to free pertechnetate. Planar imaging performed 24 hours after the surgical procedure showed a significant liver uptake, and no accumulation in the area of normal lymphatic relays. CONCLUSIONS: As, in the free flap model, there is no lymphatic drainage through the classical pathways whatsoever, and since the size of the radiolabeled particles prevents them from directly entering the blood stream, the results strongly suggest the presence of functional intratissular lymphovenous anastomoses. [less ▲]

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See detailIntratissular lymphaticovenous anastomoses demonstrated by preoperative injection of 99mTc colloids.
HEYMANS; FALLAIS, C.; HUSTINX, Roland ULg

in Journal of Nuclear Medicine (The) (2005), 46(SUPPL), 326

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See detailIntratumoral heterogeneity and consequences for targeted therapies
Turtoi, Andrei ULg; Blomme, Arnaud ULg; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg

in Bulletin du Cancer (2015), 102(1), 17-23

According to the clonal model and Darwinian evolution, cancer cell evolves through new mutations helping it to proliferate, migrate, invade and metastasize. Recent genetic studies have clearly shown that ... [more ▼]

According to the clonal model and Darwinian evolution, cancer cell evolves through new mutations helping it to proliferate, migrate, invade and metastasize. Recent genetic studies have clearly shown that tumors, when diagnosed, consist of a large number of mutations distributed in different cells. This heterogeneity translates in substantial genetic plasticity enabling cancer cells to adapt to any hostile environment. As targeted therapy focuses only on one pathway or protein, there will always be a cell with the "right" genetic background to survive the treatment and cause tumor relapse. Because today's targeted therapies never took tumor heterogeneity into account, nearly all novel drugs fail to provide patients with a considerable improvement of the survival. However, emerging proteomic studies guided by the idea that Darwinian selection is governed by the phenotype and not genotype, show that heterogeneity at the protein level is much less complex, then it could be expected from genetic studies. This information together with the recent trend to switch from functional to cytotoxic targeting may offer an entirely new strategy to efficiently combat cancer. [less ▲]

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See detailIntratumoral heterogeneity for hsp90 mRNA levels in a breast cancer cell line
Luparello, C.; Noël, Agnès ULg; Pucci-Minafra, I.

in DNA & Cell Biology (1997), 16

BC-3A and BC-61 are two breast cancer cell lines that have been cloned from parental 8701-BC cells and exhibit different biosynthetic, proliferative, and invasive properties in vitro. In the attempt to ... [more ▼]

BC-3A and BC-61 are two breast cancer cell lines that have been cloned from parental 8701-BC cells and exhibit different biosynthetic, proliferative, and invasive properties in vitro. In the attempt to search whether alterations in the profiles of gene expression could be detected, we have submitted both cytotypes to identification of differentially expressed cDNAs. In addition, steroid hormone receptor mRNA arrays and in vivo tumorigenesis of the two lines have been checked. The technique used allowed identification of changes in the expression of the 90-kD heat shock protein-beta (hsp90beta) which is prominently down-regulated in BC-61 cells. Because we have also found that these cells, which lack estrogen receptor mRNA synthesis, display a more invasive behavior in vitro and increased tumorigenesis in vivo, we propose that evaluation of hsp903 transcript levels may be taken into consideration for screening as a novel molecular marker of breast cancer progression. [less ▲]

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See detailIntratympanic steroid therapy using the Silverstein Microwick for refractory sudden sensorineural hearing loss increases speech intelligibility.
Barriat, Sebastien; van Wijck, France; Staecker, Hinrich et al

in Audiology & Neuro-otology (2012), 17(2), 105-11

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether delivery of methylprednisolone to the round window (administered for 10 days after the onset of the hearing loss) can improve hearing and, in particular, speech ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether delivery of methylprednisolone to the round window (administered for 10 days after the onset of the hearing loss) can improve hearing and, in particular, speech intelligibility, after the failure of conventional treatment for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. RESULTS: Of the 26 patients enrolled in this non-randomized retrospective study, 14 patients (54%) showed an improvement in the pure tone average (PTA) and 12 remained unchanged. The topical steroid therapy brought about an overall improvement in PTA of 13.5 +/- 7.3 dB for the 26 patients enrolled. The auditory capacity index, defined as the mean speech discrimination score obtained at 40, 55 and 70 dB, improved by 24.2 +/- 8.7% in 26 patients. Among the 12 patients with a stable PTA, 9 showed an increase in speech intelligibility. CONCLUSION: Local administration of steroids to the inner ear through the round window route improves hearing and speech intelligibility in patients after failure of conventional therapy. [less ▲]

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See detailIntravascular bronchioloalveolar tumour.
Borlee-Hermans, G.; Bury, Thierry ULg; Grand, J. L. et al

in European journal of respiratory diseases (1985), 66(5), 341-6

We report the clinical and histological characteristics of a case of intravascular bronchioloalveolar tumour, a rare multicentric pulmonary neoplasm of endothelial origin. This tumour affects ... [more ▼]

We report the clinical and histological characteristics of a case of intravascular bronchioloalveolar tumour, a rare multicentric pulmonary neoplasm of endothelial origin. This tumour affects predominantly women under 40 years of age and causes initially few symptoms. The disease may be found incidentally on a routine chest X ray. This tumour has a low metastasizing capacity and survival rate is quite high. [less ▲]

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See detailIntravascular embolisation for treatment of PDA in 5 dogs
Saunders; Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Henroteaux et al

Poster (1998)

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See detailIntravascular malignant lymphomatosis: report of 2 neurological cases
Vandenheede, Michel; Dioh, Alioune ULg; Maertens De Noordhout, Alain ULg et al

in Acta Neurologica Belgica (2002), 102(2), 76-81

We report two cases of intravascular malignant lymphomatosis (IML) with a clinical expression limited to the central nervous system. The first patient presented with signs of cerebral, cerebellar and ... [more ▼]

We report two cases of intravascular malignant lymphomatosis (IML) with a clinical expression limited to the central nervous system. The first patient presented with signs of cerebral, cerebellar and spinal cord involvement. The second had an isolated involvement of the spinal cord. In both cases the diagnosis was made at post-mortem examination; pre-mortem examination of biopsy tissue from peripheral nerve and muscle in the first case, spleen and liver in the second were unhelpful for the diagnosis of lymphoma. We review the published literature on IML, its ante-mortem diagnosis and treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailIntraveinous paracetamol: a review of efficacy and safety in therapeutic use
Malaise, Olivier ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Future Neurology (2007), 2(6), 673-688

Paracetamol is well established as a leading nonprescription antipyretic analgesic drug and is available in oral, rectal or intravenous forms. However, except for oral paracetamol, there is a marked ... [more ▼]

Paracetamol is well established as a leading nonprescription antipyretic analgesic drug and is available in oral, rectal or intravenous forms. However, except for oral paracetamol, there is a marked discrepancy between the extent to which paracetamol is used and the available evidence for an analgesic effect in postoperative pain. This review mainly focuses on intravenous paracetamol. Its efficacy and safety are analyzed, as well as its use in therapeutics, alone or in combination. The morphine-sparing, additive and antihyperalgesia effects of intravenous paracetamol are also reviewed. The analyses are divided into several sections, comparing the efficacy of intravenous paracetamol with placebo, other forms of paracetamol or analgesic agents and analyzing its efficacy in multimodal therapy combined with NSAIDs or a morphinic agent. [less ▲]

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See detailintravenous administration of mesenchymal stream cells modulates renal lipid metabolism in rats
ERPICUM, Pauline ULg; Rowart, Pascal ULg; POMA, Laurence ULg et al

Conference (2017, March 16)

Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have been shown to attenuate renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rodents. Still, the mechanisms of such a nephroprotection remain unclear. Here, rats were ... [more ▼]

Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have been shown to attenuate renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rodents. Still, the mechanisms of such a nephroprotection remain unclear. Here, rats were intravenously infused with MSC (1.5x10^6 cells in 1 ml saline; MSCD-7 group, n=6) or equivalent volume of saline (SD-7 group, n=6) 7 days before kidney sampling. High-throughput RNA sequencing technology was used to compare transcriptomic renal profiles, using TopHat and Cufflinks open-source software tools. A total of 494 and 256 genes were found to be significantly (q-value <.05) down- and up-regulated in mscd-7 versus sd-7 groups, respectively. Hierarchical cluster analysis by “david” “webgestalt” softwares highlighted that the metabolic pathways mostly affected msc included adipogenesis, insulin signalling, fatty acid (fa) biosynthesis, il-6 b-cell receptor il-3 pathway nuclear receptors involved lipid me- tabolism. Real-time qpcr immunoblotting analyses confirmed pivotal enzymes of fa biosynthesis were significantly downregulated group, whereas expression ppar alpha, a transcription factor oxidation, was induced msc. Additional- ly, fat />CD36 – a key regulator of membrane uptake of FA – was increased in MSCD-7 kidneys, with a preferential localization in proximal tubules (PT). As a whole, our data suggest that MSC infusion causes critical modifications of lipid metabolism, including (i) down-regulation of FA biosynthesis; (ii) activation of PPAR alpha pathway, and (iii) prioritization of FA as sources of energy in PT cells, which may eventually prevent lipid peroxidation and attenuate renal I/R damage. [less ▲]

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See detailIntravenous ibandronate injections are at least as effective as daily oral ibandronate: consistent effect across subgroups
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Stepan, J. J.; Halse, J. et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2005, June), 64(Suppl.III), 365

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