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See detailMitigation strategies versus Adaptation strategies
Gengler, Nicolas ULg

Conference (2014, August 17)

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See detailIl mito culturale di Cartagine nel primo Novecento tra letteratura e cinema
Curreri, Luciano ULg

in Alovisio, Silvio; Barbera, Alberto (Eds.) Cabiria & Cabiria (2006)

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See detailIl mito di Pinocchio
Curreri, Luciano ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2014)

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See detailMito y realidad de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa en Colombia RSC. ¿Estamos preparados para la ISO26000?
Parra Santamaria, Lusmiriam Andrea ULg

Book published by Editions Educosta - 1e éd. (2010)

La Responsabilidad Social Corporativa o RSC podría definirse como un compromiso (no vinculante) que asumen voluntariamente las empresas para con el desarrollo sostenible, el respeto a todos los recursos ... [more ▼]

La Responsabilidad Social Corporativa o RSC podría definirse como un compromiso (no vinculante) que asumen voluntariamente las empresas para con el desarrollo sostenible, el respeto a todos los recursos de trabajo y naturales, y las normas legales vigentes de los países receptores de empresas multinacionales. Concierne a todos los actores empresariales (stakeholders, shareholders, gobiernos, trabajadores, demás entes), lo que se ha venido acompañando por la consolidación de instrumentos que permiten medir el grado de responsabilidad social de las empresas. Mucho se ha difundido acerca del tema de la globalización y de la nueva distribución internacional que esta trajo consigo. Mucho se dijo, igualmente, acerca del hecho de que la prueba más contundente de su existencia es la presencia de compañías multinacionales a lo largo y ancho del planeta. Es definitivamente claro, y ya nadie se atreve a ponerlo en duda, que la globalización trajo consigo la eliminación de todas las barreras físicas para el desarrollo de los negocios en cualquier lugar del mundo. El mundo empresarial, dejó de tener límites. Hoy en día las compañías pueden establecer y desarrollar sus operaciones simultáneamente en diferentes partes del mundo si esa es su visión. Mediante un estudio comparativo de las acciones de RSC de cuatro compañías multinacionales en Colombia (dos del sector de la distribución al menudeo: CARREFOUR y MAKRO; dos del sector petrolero: OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM COMPANY (OXY) y BRITISH Petroleum Company (BP)), se observa y analiza (desde un marco general) cómo los lineamientos de las actividades de estas cuatro multinacionales cumplen los principios de responsabilidad social universalmente aceptados y contenidos en la nueva certificación de RSC ISO26000. Esto nos ha permitido establecer si las multinacionales en Colombia están preparadas para el arribo de la certificación en cuestión. Aquí se entiende por acciones de RSC las contenidas en las declaraciones oficiales de dichas compañías al respecto de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa. El criterio que define oficial en este sentido es la presentación pública de las mismas en espacios de acceso masivo a la información como la página web de esas compañías. Es así como desde un marco específico se busca demostrar que existen diferencias entre los aspectos privilegiados por las mismas y que dichas diferencias tienen que ver con el sector en el que se desarrolle su operación. [less ▲]

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See detailMitoc-Malu Galben: étude de l'industrie lithique
Otte, Marcel ULg; Noiret, Pierre ULg; Chirica, Vasile et al

in Otte, Marcel; Chirica, Vasile; Haesaerts, Paul (Eds.) L'Aurignacien et le Gravettien de Mitoc-Malu Galben (Moldavie roumaine) (2007)

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See detailMitoc-Malu Galben: industrie osseuse et témoins esthétiques
Chirica, Vasile; Noiret, Pierre ULg

in Otte, Marcel; Chirica, Vasile; Haesaerts, Paul (Eds.) L'Aurignacien et le Gravettien de Mitoc-Malu Galben (Moldavie roumaine) (2007)

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See detailThe mitochondria-related phenotype in the osteoarthritis disease
Rego-Perez, I; Fernadez-Moreno, M; DEBERG, Michelle ULg et al

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2010)

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See detailMitochondrial and cytoplasmic asparaginyl-tRNA synthetases from S. cerevisiae.
Landrieu, Isabelle; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Hartlein, M. et al

Poster (1997)

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See detailMitochondrial Asparaginyl-Trna Synthetase Is Encoded By The Yeast Nuclear Gene Ycr24c
Landrieu, I.; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Hartlein, M. et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1997), 243(1-2),

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See detailThe mitochondrial ATP synthase of chlorophycean algae contains eight subunits of unknown origin involved in the formation of an atypical stator-stalk and in the dimerization of the complex
Vazquez-Acevedo, Miriam; Cardol, Pierre ULg; Cano-Estrada, Araceli et al

in Journal of Bioenergetics & Biomembranes (2006), 38(5-6), 271-282

Mitochondrial F1FO-ATP synthase of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Polytomella sp. is a dimer of 1,600,000 Da. In Chlamydomonas the enzyme lacks the classical subunits that constitute the peripheral stator ... [more ▼]

Mitochondrial F1FO-ATP synthase of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Polytomella sp. is a dimer of 1,600,000 Da. In Chlamydomonas the enzyme lacks the classical subunits that constitute the peripheral stator-stalk as well as those involved in the dimerization of the fungal and mammal complex. Instead, it contains eight novel polypeptides named ASA1 to 8. We show that homologs of these subunits are also present in the chlorophycean algae Polytomella sp. and Volvox carterii. Blue Native Gel Electrophoresis analysis of mitochondria from different green algal species also indicates that stable dimeric mitochondrial ATP synthases may be characteristic of all Chlorophyceae. One additional subunit, ASA9, was identified in the purified mitochondrial ATP synthase of Polytomella sp. The dissociation profile of the Polytomella enzyme at high-temperatures and cross-linking experiments finally suggest that some of the ASA polypeptides constitute a stator-stalk with a unique architecture, while others may be involved in the formation of a highly-stable dimeric complex. The algal enzyme seems to have modified the structural features of its surrounding scaffold, while conserving almost intact the structure of its catalytic subunits. [less ▲]

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See detailMitochondrial comparative proteomics: Strenghts and Pitfalls
Mathy, Grégory ULg; Sluse, Francis ULg

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics (2008), 1977

In this review, we describe the various techniques available to carry out valid comparative proteomics, their advantages and their disadvantages according to the goal of the research. Two-dimensional ... [more ▼]

In this review, we describe the various techniques available to carry out valid comparative proteomics, their advantages and their disadvantages according to the goal of the research. Two-dimensional electrophoresis and 2D-DIGE are compared to shotgun proteomics and SILE. We give our opinion on the best fields of application in the domain of comparative proteomics. We emphasize the usefulness of these new tools, providing mass data to study physiology and mitochondrial plasticity when faced with a specific mitochondrial insufficiency or exogenic stress. We illustrate the subject with results obtained in our laboratory specifying the importance of an approach of comparative proteomics combined from mitochondria and from the cell, which makes it possible to obtain important information on the status of the mitochondrial function at the cellular level. Finally, we draw attention to the dangers of the extrapolation of proteomic data to metabolic flows which requires the greatest care [less ▲]

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See detailMitochondrial complex I encephalomyopathy and cerebral 5-methyltetrahydrofolate deficiency
RAMAEKERS, Vincent ULg; Wels, J.; Sequeira, J. M. et al

in Neuropediatrics (2007), 38(4), 184-187

Folate transport to the brain depends on ATP-driven folate receptor-mediated transport across choroid plexus epithelial cells. Failure of ATP production in Kearns-Sayre syndrome syndrome provides one ... [more ▼]

Folate transport to the brain depends on ATP-driven folate receptor-mediated transport across choroid plexus epithelial cells. Failure of ATP production in Kearns-Sayre syndrome syndrome provides one explanation for the finding of low spinal fluid (CSF) 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5MTHF) levels in this condition. Therefore, we suspect the presence of reduced folate transport across the blood-spinal fluid barrier in other mitochondrial encephalopathies. In the present patient with mitochondrial complex I encephalomyopathy a low 5-methyltetrahydrofolate level was found in the CSF. Serum folate receptor autoantibodies were negative and could not explain the low spinal fluid folate levels. The epileptic seizures did not respond to primidone monotherapy, but addition of ubiquinone-10 and radical scavengers reduced seizure frequency. Add-on treatment with folinic acid led to partial clinical improvement including full control of epilepsy, followed by marked recovery from demyelination of the brainstem, thalamus, basal ganglia and white matter. Cerebral folate deficiency is not only present in Kearns-Sayre syndrome but may also be secondary to the failure of mitochondrial ATP production in other mitochondrial encephalopathies. Treatment with folinic acid in addition to supplementation with radical scavengers and cofactors of deficient respiratory enzymes can result in partial clinical improvement and reversal of abnormal myelination patterns on neuro-imaging. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart. [less ▲]

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See detailMitochondrial diseases associated with cerebral folate deficiency
Garcia-Cazorla, A.; Quadros, E. V.; Nascimento, A. et al

in Neurology (2008), 70(16), 1360-1362

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See detailMitochondrial DNA haplogroups and serum levels of proteolytic enzymes in patients with osteoarthritis.
Rego-Perez, I.; Fernandez-Moreno, M.; Deberg, Michelle ULg et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2011), 70(4), 646-52

OBJECTIVE: To analyse the influence of mitochondrial DNA haplogroups, as well as the radiographic grade, on serum levels of proteolytic enzymes in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Serum levels ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To analyse the influence of mitochondrial DNA haplogroups, as well as the radiographic grade, on serum levels of proteolytic enzymes in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Serum levels of metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1), MMP-3, MMP-13, myeloperoxidase and cathepsin K were analysed in 73 patients with OA and 77 healthy controls carrying the haplogroups J, U and H, by ELISA. Knee and hip radiographs were classified according to Kellgren and Lawrence (K/L) scoring from grade 0 to grade IV. Non-parametric and multiple regression analyses were performed to test the effects of clinical variables, including gender, age, smoking status, diagnosis, haplogroups and radiological K/L grade on serum levels of these enzymes. RESULTS: A significant influence of the haplogroups on the serum levels of MMP-3 and MMP-13 was detected (p=0.027 and p=0.035, respectively). Patients with OA with haplogroup H showed higher serum levels of MMP-3 than healthy controls. Serum levels of MMP-13 were significantly higher in patients with OA (p<0.001), and carriers of the haplogroup J showed lower levels than H carriers. Besides, levels of MMP-13 were proportionally higher in radiological groups B (K/L grade II and III) and C (K/L grade IV) than in group A (K/L grade 0 and I) (p=0.005). CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that haplogroups have a significant influence on serum levels of MMP-3 and MMP-13. The influence of the haplogroups on serum levels of MMP-3 is clearly dependent on the diagnosis, whereas the influence of the haplogroups on serum levels of MMP-13 is independent of diagnosis. [less ▲]

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See detailMitochondrial DNA haplogroups influence response to Riboflavin in Migraineurs
Di Lorenzo, C.; Coppola, G.; Santorelli, F. et al

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (2009, January), 29(1),

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See detailMitochondrial DNA haplogroups influence the therapeutic response to riboflavin in migraineurs.
Di Lorenzo, C.; Pierelli, F.; Coppola, G. et al

in Neurology (2009), 72(18), 1588-94

OBJECTIVES: In migraine, an interictal reduction of mitochondrial energy metabolism and a preventive effect of high-dose riboflavin were reported. To explore the relation between the two, we tested if the ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: In migraine, an interictal reduction of mitochondrial energy metabolism and a preventive effect of high-dose riboflavin were reported. To explore the relation between the two, we tested if the therapeutic response to riboflavin is associated with specific mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups. We focused our attention on haplogroup H, which is known to differ from others in terms of energy metabolism. METHODS: Sixty-four migraineurs completed a 4-month open trial with riboflavin (400 mg QD) and were genotyped blindly for mtDNA haplogroups. RESULTS: Forty patients responded to riboflavin treatment and 24 were nonresponders. The mtDNA haplogroup H was found in 29 subjects (20 migraine without aura, 9 migraine with aura). Riboflavin responders were more numerous in the non-H group (67.5%). Conversely, nonresponders were mostly H (66.7%). The difference between the two groups was significant (chi(2) = 7.07; p = 0.01). The presence of aura had no influence on riboflavin's effectiveness (chi(2) = 0.113; p = 0.74) and was not associated with a particular haplogroup (chi(2) = 0.55; p = 0.46). CONCLUSIONS: In this pharmacogenetic study, riboflavin appears to be more effective in patients with migraine with non-H mitochondrial DNA haplotypes. The underlying mechanisms are unknown, but could be related to the association of haplogroup H with increased activity in complex I, which is a major target for riboflavin. Our results may have ethnic implications, since haplogroup H is chiefly found in the European population. [less ▲]

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See detailMitochondrial DNA haplogroups modulate the serum levels of biomarkers in patients with osteoarthritis
Rego, I; Fernandez, M; DEBERG, Michelle ULg et al

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2009), 17(Suppl 1), 72

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