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See detailMetabolism of no carrier added 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine in free moving rats.
Aerts, Joël ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals (1997), 40

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See detailMetabolism of no-carrier-added 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine in free mooving rats.
Aerts, Joël ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in Society for Neuroscience / Abstracts (1998), 24

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See detailMetabolism of no-carrier-added 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine in rats
Aerts, Joël ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in BMC Medical Physics (2008), 8

Background: Several fluorine-18 labelled fluoroamino acids have been evaluated as tracers for the quantitative assessment of cerebral protein synthesis in vivo by positron emission tomography (PET). Among ... [more ▼]

Background: Several fluorine-18 labelled fluoroamino acids have been evaluated as tracers for the quantitative assessment of cerebral protein synthesis in vivo by positron emission tomography (PET). Among these, 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine (2-[18F]Tyr) has been studied in mice at a low specific activity. Its incorporation into proteins is fast and metabolism via other pathways is limited. The present in vivo study was carried out in normal awake rats using no-carrier-added 2-[18F]Tyr. Under normal physiological conditions, we have studied the incorporation into proteins and the metabolism of the tracer in different brain areas. Methods: No-carrier-added 2-[18F]Tyr was administered to awake rats equipped with chronic arterial and venous catheters. The time course of the plasma activity was studied by arterial blood sampling. The biodistribution of the activity in the main organs was studied at the end of the experiment. The distribution of radioactive species in plasma and brain regions was studied by acidic precipitation of the proteins and HPLC analysis of the supernatant. Results: The absolute uptake of radioactivity in brain regions was homogenous. In awake rats, nocarrier-added 2-[18F]Tyr exhibits a fast and almost quantitative incorporation into the proteins fractions of cerebellum and cortex. In striatum, this incorporation into proteins and the unchanged fraction of the tracer detected by HPLC could be lower than in other brain regions. Conclusion: This study confirms the potential of 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine as a tracer for the assessment of the rate of protein synthesis by positron emission tomography. The observed metabolism suggests a need for a correction for the appearance of metabolites, at least in plasma. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolism of Thiamine Triphosphate in Rat Brain: Correlation with Chloride Permeability
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Peeters, Maryline; Wins, Pierre et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1993), 60(2), 423-434

Our results show that a net synthesis of thiamine triphosphate (TTP) can be demonstrated in vitro using rat brain extracts. The total homogenate was preincubated with thiamine or its diphosphate ... [more ▼]

Our results show that a net synthesis of thiamine triphosphate (TTP) can be demonstrated in vitro using rat brain extracts. The total homogenate was preincubated with thiamine or its diphosphate derivative (TDP), centrifuged, and washed twice. With TDP (1 mM) as substrate, a 10-fold increase in TTP content was observed in this fraction (nuclear fraction, membrane vesicles). A smaller, but significant, increase was observed in the P2 fraction (mitochondrial/synaptosomal fraction). In view of the low TTP content of our fractions, it was carefully assessed that authentic TTP was being formed. Incorporation of radioactivity from [beta-32P]TDP and [gamma-32P]ATP in TTP suggests that these two compounds are its precursors. Furthermore, TTP synthesis was inhibited by ADP and relatively low concentrations of Zn2+. These results suggest that TTP synthesis is catalyzed by an ATP:TDP transphosphorylase rather than by the cytoplasmic adenylate kinase that may be present in the vesicles. After osmotic lysis of the vesicles at alkaline pH, TTP was recovered in protein-bound form. Concomitantly, a soluble thiamine triphosphatase, with alkaline pH optimum, was also released from the vesicles. No net synthesis could be obtained in the cytosolic fraction or in detergent-solubilized systems. Like TTP synthesis, chloride permeability of the vesicles was increased when the homogenate had been incubated with thiamine and particularly with TDP. Our results suggest a regulatory role of TTP on chloride permeability, but the target remains to be characterized. [less ▲]

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See detailMétabolisme de la 6-fluoro-L-tyrosine chez le rat
Aerts, Joël ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

Poster (1997, May 29)

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See detailMétabolisme des lipides chez la levure: catabolisme peroxysomal des acides gras et applications biotechnologiques
Waché, Y.; Aguedo, Mario ULg; Nicaud, J.M. et al

in Regard sur la Biochimie (2002), 4

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See detailLe métabolisme du fer
Beguin, Yves ULg

in Hématologie (2002), 8

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See detailMétabolisme du p-[18]MPPF (antagoniste 5-HT1A) chez le rat
Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Aerts, Joël ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

Poster (1997, May 29)

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See detailMétabolisme du tréhalose et du glycogène chez le Ver à soie, en relation avec la mue, le filage et les métamorphoses
Florkin, Marcel ULg; Jeuniaux, Charles ULg

in Bulletin de l'Académie royale de Belgique (Classe des Sciences) (1965)

In the silkworm, as is the case in most other insects, trehalose is the principal circulating form of the saccharidic cellular food. The hemolymph contains an enzyme, trehalase, which is normally ... [more ▼]

In the silkworm, as is the case in most other insects, trehalose is the principal circulating form of the saccharidic cellular food. The hemolymph contains an enzyme, trehalase, which is normally inhibited. The inhibation is only suppressed during the periods of molting, causing a decrease of the trahalose concentration and an increase of the amount of free glucose. The muscles and most other tissues, such as the digestive tract, are able to use blood trehalose, thanks to an intracellular trehalase. The epidermis and the silk-glands are devoid of trehalase : they use the free glucose liberated by the hydrolysis of the hemolymph trehalose during the periods of molting and spinning. The problem of the origin of the trehalose is discussed, in the light of recent experiments, in which the incorporation of radioactivity from labelled pyruvate and glucose-1-phosphate into fat-body glycogen and hemolymph trehalose has been followed. The chitin of the cuticle is synthesized at every molting process, partly at the expense of the glucose liberated by the hydrolysis of the trehalose in the hemolymph. On the other hand, the old cuticle is destroyed by the proteolytic and chitinolytic enzymes of the exuvial fluid. The hydrolytic products, especially N-acetylglucosamine, are resorbed by the epidermis and can be used for the biosynthesis of the chitin of the new cuticle. [less ▲]

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See detailMétabolisme et toxicité pulmonaires des pesticides chez les mammifères
Delaunois, A.; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Ansay, M.

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1991), 135

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See detailMétabolisme glucidique
Beckers, Albert ULg

Scientific conference (2004, October)

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See detailMétabolisme hépatique du glucose après ingestion de fructose chez des sujets obèses non diabétiques et diabétiques non insulinodépendants
PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg; Tappy, L.; Schneiter, ph et al

in Diabète & Métabolisme (1995), 21(suppl),

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See detailMétabolisme phosphocalcique: prescription et impact économique
CAVALIER, Etienne ULg

Conference (2012, May 12)

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See detailMetabolites from media supplemented with 3’-sialyllactose and fermented by bifidobacteria have an antivirulent effect against intestinal pathogens
Bondue, Pauline ULg

Poster (2016, September 16)

Introduction Complex oligosaccharides from human milk (HMO) promote growth of bifidobacteria such as Bifidobacterium bifidum [1]. Whey, a by-product of dairy-industry, contents complex oligosaccharides ... [more ▼]

Introduction Complex oligosaccharides from human milk (HMO) promote growth of bifidobacteria such as Bifidobacterium bifidum [1]. Whey, a by-product of dairy-industry, contents complex oligosaccharides (BMO) similar to HMO, which are mainly represented in colostrum by 3’-sialyllactose (3’SL) [2]. Bifidobacterium crudilactis, a species of bovine origin, encodes for β galactosidases and α-glucosidases and could therefore be able to metabolise those BMO [3; 4; 5]. In addition, fermentation products from bifidobacteria can produce antivirulent activity against intestinal pathogenic bacteria [6; 7]. This study focused on capacity of bifidobacteria to metabolise BMO, more particularly 3’SL, and on potential antivirulent effect of cell-free spent media (CFSM) against virulence gene expression of pathogenic bacteria. Material and methods B. bifidum BBA1 and B. crudilactis FR/62/B/3 isolated respectively from breastfed children feces and from cow raw milk cheese were grown on media supplemented with BMO or 3’SL, as sole source of carbon. The CFSM were harvested after centrifugation of cells culture, freeze-dried and concentrated 10 fold. Next, their effects were tested against virulence gene expression using ler and hilA promoter activity of luminescent constructs of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 ATCC 43888 and Salmonella Typhimurium SA 941256, respectively. The effect was confirmed on wild type strains of E. coli O157:H7 ATCC 43890 and S. Typhimurium ATCC 14028 using RT-qPCR. Results Both strains were able to grow in presence of whey or 3’SL, but B. crudilactis showed the best growth compared to B. bifidum. The highest cell concentrations were observed with media containing whey (8.9 ± 0.6 log cfu/ml and 8.1 ± 0.3 log cfu/ml, respectively). CFSM from fermented media supplemented with 3’SL resulted in under-expression of hilA and ler genes for the luminescent constructs and in under-expression of ler (ratios of -15.4 and -8.1) and qseA (ratios of -2.1 and -3.1) genes for the wild type strain of E. coli O157:H7. No effect was observed for the wild type strain of S. Typhimurium. Discussion B. crudilactis presented the best growth potential probably because its genome encodes the enzymatic machinery to use BMO (β galactosidases and α-glucosidases) [3; 4; 5]. The positive effect of media supplemented with milk products on growth of probiotics has been demonstrated previously [8]. CFSM obtained from media supplemented with 3’SL down-regulate several virulence genes of E. coli O157:H7 and potentially S. Typhimurium. This effect has been observed previously with CFSM obtained from fermentation of lactic acid bacteria or bifidobacteria, by production of antivirulent metabolites [2; 3]. BMO combined with some bifidobacteria strains of bovine or human origin could therefore be an interesting synbiotic to maintain or restore the intestinal health of young children. These effects observed in vitro will be further investigated regarding the exact nature of the active molecules. References 1. Garrido D. et al. (2013). Microbiology 159: 649-664. 2. Urashima T. et al. (2013). Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 77: 455-466. 3. Sela D. A. (2011). Int J Food Microbiol 149: 58-64. 4. Milani C. et al. (2014). Appl Environ Microbiol 80: 6290-6302. 5. Bondue P. & Delcenserie V. (2015). Korean J Food Sci Anim Resour 35: 1-9. 6. Medellin-Pena M. J. et al. (2007). Appl Environ Microbiol 73: 4259-4267. 7. Bayoumi M. A. & Griffiths M. W. (2012). Int J Food Microbiol 156: 255-263. 8. Champagne C. P. et al. (2014). Can J Microbiol 60: 287-295. [less ▲]

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See detailThe metabolome of developing pea seeds
Vigeolas, Hélène ULg

Conference (2007)

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See detailMetabolomic analysis of Echinacea spp. by (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry and multivariate data analysis technique.
Frederich, Michel ULg; Jansen, C.; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Phytochemical Analysis (2010), 21(1), 61-65

Introduction - The genus Echinacea (Asteraceae) comprises about 10 species originally distributed in North America. Three species are very well known as they are used worldwide as medicinal plants ... [more ▼]

Introduction - The genus Echinacea (Asteraceae) comprises about 10 species originally distributed in North America. Three species are very well known as they are used worldwide as medicinal plants: Echinacea purpurea, E. pallida, E. angustifolia.Objective - To discriminate between these three Echinacea species and E. simulata by (1)H NMR-based metabolomics.Methodology - (1)H NMR and multivariate analysis techniques were applied to diverse Echinacea plants including roots and aerial parts, authentic plants, commercial plants and commercial dry extracts.Results - Using the (1)H NMR metabolomics, it was possible, without previous evaporation or separation steps, to obtain a metabolic fingerprint to distinguish between species.Conclusion - A clear distinction between the three pharmaceutical species was possible and some useful metabolites were identified. Copyright (c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolomic analysis of Strychnos nux-vomica, Strychnos icaja and Strychnos ignatii extracts by H-1 nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry and multivariate analysis techniques
Frederich, Michel ULg; Choi, Young Hae; Angenot, Luc ULg et al

in Phytochemistry (2004), 65(13), 1993-2001

H-1 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry and multivariate analysis techniques were applied for the metabolic profiling of three Strychnos species: Strychnos nux-vomica (seeds, stem bark, root bark ... [more ▼]

H-1 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry and multivariate analysis techniques were applied for the metabolic profiling of three Strychnos species: Strychnos nux-vomica (seeds, stem bark, root bark), Strychnos ignatii (seeds), and Strychnos icaja (leaves, stem bark, root bark, collar bark). The principal component analysis (PCA) of the H-1 NMR spectra showed a clear discrimination between all samples, using the three first components. The key compounds responsible for the discrimination were brucine, loganin, fatty acids.. and Strychnos icaja alkaloids such as icajine and sungucine. The method was then applied to the classification of several "false angostura" samples. These samples were, as expected, identified as S. nux-vomica by PCA, but could not be clearly discriminated as root bark or stem bark samples after further statistical analysis. (C) 2004 Published by Elsevier Ltd. [less ▲]

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