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See detailPhysicochemical properties and thermal behaviour of African wild mango (Irvingia gabonensis) seed oil.
Yamoneka, Juste; Malumba Kamba, Paul ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

Poster (2015, March 15)

African wild mango (lrvingia gabonensis) is now recognized for its numerous food and medicinal uses. This plant produces seeds rich in fat, which is traditionally used as a soup thickener. in the present ... [more ▼]

African wild mango (lrvingia gabonensis) is now recognized for its numerous food and medicinal uses. This plant produces seeds rich in fat, which is traditionally used as a soup thickener. in the present study, the proximate composition of seeds from lrvingia gabonensis is reported. The oil from the seeds was then solvent extracted; its fatty acid (FA) and triacylglycerol (TG) profiles were determined. Besides this chemical characterization, the melting and crystallization behaviour of the extracted fat was studied by pNMR, DSC and X-ray diffraction. The result of this investigation showed that the seeds from lrvingia gabonensis (IG) represent an important source of lipids (69-75%), rich in myristic (49.8%) and lauric acid (37%). This fat can be classified among "lauric fats". IG oil presents a good oxidative stability due to its low content in unsaturated fatty acid. The melting profiles of IG oil indicates that a high amount of fat remains solid at temperatures up to 30°C; the complete melting was detected at around 40C. The most stable polymorph of this fat is the β'1 -form. [less ▲]

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See detailPHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF EUROPEAN BAKERY MARGARINES WITH AND WITHOUT TRANS FATTY ACIDS
Cavillot, V.; Pierart, Céline ULg; De Meerendre, M Kervyn et al

in Journal of Food Lipids (2009), 16(3), 273-286

Physicochemical properties of commercially available European bakery margarines (cream margarines, cake margarines [CM] and puff pastry margarines [PPM]) containing and devoid of trans fatty acids (TFAs ... [more ▼]

Physicochemical properties of commercially available European bakery margarines (cream margarines, cake margarines [CM] and puff pastry margarines [PPM]) containing and devoid of trans fatty acids (TFAs) were investigated. Studied physical properties were the solid fat content (SFC), dropping points (DPs), polymorphism, texture (hardness), plasticity and the melting profile by differential scanning calorimetry. Experimental results confirm that physical properties of the margarines corresponded with their application area. For example, SFC and DPs of PPM were higher than cream margarines and CM; they were also harder at 15C. Moreover, all the investigated physical properties were affected by the suppression of TFA in bakery margarines. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS This study has shown that margarines present different physical properties with respect to their purposed application but also highlight changes that appear due to the absence of trans-fatty acids in the formulations. These changes can really affect the bakery abilities and will, finally, influence the quality of the bakery products. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysicochemical properties of lipids extracted from Tenebrio molitor larvae
Danthine, Sabine ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Paul, Aman ULg et al

Poster (2013, December)

Objectives: To determine the physicochemical properties of the oil obtained from Tenebrio molitor Larvae and explore its potential as edible oil. Methodology: Oils obtained from five batches of Tenebrio ... [more ▼]

Objectives: To determine the physicochemical properties of the oil obtained from Tenebrio molitor Larvae and explore its potential as edible oil. Methodology: Oils obtained from five batches of Tenebrio molitor Larvae were investigated. Among the samples, three were produced directly in the lab (3 different productions) and 2 were purchased from a local supplier. In addition to the total lipid content (solvent extraction), both FA (GC) and TAG (HPLC) profiles were determined. Thermal properties by DSC were also estimated. Results and conclusion: The fresh Larvae from the lab contained 52% of total proteins (% dry matter). Their total fat content was around 36% (% dry matter). The commercial samples contained more proteins, but less fat: around 58% of total proteins and 30% of total fat (% dry matter). All the extracted oils contained high amount of unsaturated fatty acids. However, the chemical composition and the thermal properties of the samples varied according to their origin. The level and quality of lipid content offer potential as a substitute of oilseeds. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysicochemical properties of low molecular weight alkylated chitosans: A new class of potential nonviral vectors for gene delivery
Ercelen, S.; Zhang, X.; Duportail, G. et al

in Colloids and Surfaces B : Biointerfaces (2006), 51(2), 140-148

Low molecular weight chitosans grafted with N-/2(3)-(dodec-2-enyl)succinoyl groups (HM-LMW-chitosans) with a mean molecular mass of 5 kDa, a degree of acetylation of 3% and a degree of tetradecenoyl ... [more ▼]

Low molecular weight chitosans grafted with N-/2(3)-(dodec-2-enyl)succinoyl groups (HM-LMW-chitosans) with a mean molecular mass of 5 kDa, a degree of acetylation of 3% and a degree of tetradecenoyl substitution (TDC) of 3-18 mol% have been synthesized. These molecules are monodisperse and soluble in water at neutral pH. Using tensiometry and Nile Red fluorescence, the HM-LMW-chitosans were found to form micelles through hydrophobic interactions involving their tetradecenoyl chains and nonprotonated glucosamine monomers. Their critical micelle concentration decreases with increasing TDC values but varies little with pH and salt. Interaction with large unilamellar vesicles taken as model membranes indicated that HM-LMW-chitosans interact mainly with vesicles mimicking the inner leaflet of biomembranes both through electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions. This preferential interaction may destabilize endosomal membranes and favor the DNA release into the cytoplasm in gene delivery applications. Moreover, since this interaction significantly decreased the membrane fluidity of these vesicles, the HM-LMC-chitosans are thought to exhibit limited lateral mobility and flip-flop ability, and thus, limited cytotoxicity. These properties suggest that the HM-LMW-chitosans may constitute a promising new class of nonviral vectors for gene therapy. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysicochemical properties of pH-controlled polyion complex (PIC) micelles of poly(acrylic acid)-based double hydrophilic block copolymers and various polyamines
Warnant, Jérôme; Marcotte, N.; Reboul, J. et al

in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2012), 403

The physicochemical properties of polyion complex (PIC) micelles were investigated in order to characterize the cores constituted of electrostatic complexes of two oppositely charged polyelectrolytes. The ... [more ▼]

The physicochemical properties of polyion complex (PIC) micelles were investigated in order to characterize the cores constituted of electrostatic complexes of two oppositely charged polyelectrolytes. The pH-sensitive micelles were obtained with double hydrophilic block copolymers containing a poly(acrylic acid) block linked to a modified poly(ethylene oxide) block and various polyamines (polylysine, linear and branched polyethyleneimine, polyvinylpyridine, and polyallylamine). The pH range of micellization in which both components are ionized was determined for each polyamine. The resulting PIC micelles were characterized using dynamic light scattering and smallangle X-ray scattering experiments (SAXS). The PIC micelles presented a core–corona nanostructure with variable polymer density contrasts between the core and the corona, as revealed by the analysis of the SAXS curves. It was shown that PIC micelle cores constituted by polyacrylate chains and polyamines were more or less dense depending on the nature of the polyamine. It was also determined that the density of the cores of the PIC micelles depended strongly on the nature of the polyamine. These homogeneous cores were surrounded by a large hairy corona of hydrated polyethylene oxide block chains. Auramine O (AO) was successfully entrapped in the PIC micelles, and its fluorescence properties were used to get more insight on the core properties. Fluorescence data confirmed that the cores of such micelles are quite compact and that their microviscosity depended on the nature of the polyamine. The results obtained on these core–shell micelles allow contemplating a wide range of applications in which the AO probe would be replaced by various cationic drugs or other similarly charged species to form drug nanocarriers or new functional nanodevices. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Physicochimie des comètes
Swings, Polydore ULg

in Ciel et Terre (1948), 64

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See detailPhysics and Chemistry of Interfaces
Duwez, Anne-Sophie ULg

in Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry (2004), 5

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See detailPhysics of badminton shuttlecock. Part 2 : Turn around
Darbois-Texier, Baptiste ULg; Cohen, Caroline; Quéré, David et al

Conference (2011, November 22)

We study experimentally shuttlecocks dynamics. In this part we show how the shuttlecock shape is optimized for badminton play. The shuttlecock always flies the nose forehead. After the impact it has thus ... [more ▼]

We study experimentally shuttlecocks dynamics. In this part we show how the shuttlecock shape is optimized for badminton play. The shuttlecock always flies the nose forehead. After the impact it has thus to return. Actually it returns, oscillates and then stabilizes. We try to understand these damping oscillations and draw an analogy with the dandelions achenes and parachutists. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysics of badminton shuttlecocks. Part 1 : aerodynamics
Cohen, Caroline; Darbois-Texier, Baptiste ULg; Quéré, David et al

Conference (2011, November 22)

We study experimentally shuttlecocks dynamics. In this part we show that shuttlecock trajectory is highly different from classical parabola. When one takes into account the aerodynamic drag, the flight of ... [more ▼]

We study experimentally shuttlecocks dynamics. In this part we show that shuttlecock trajectory is highly different from classical parabola. When one takes into account the aerodynamic drag, the flight of the shuttlecock quickly curves downwards and almost reaches a vertical asymptote. We solve the equation of motion with gravity and drag at high Reynolds number and find an analytical expression of the reach. At high velocity, this reach does not depend on velocity anymore. Even if you develop your muscles you will not manage to launch the shuttlecock very far because of the ``aerodynamic wall.'' As a consequence you can predict the length of the field. We then discuss the extend of the aerodynamic wall to other projectiles like sports balls and its importance. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Physics of Pulsating White Dwarf Stars
Fontaine, G.; Brassard, P.; Charpinet, S. et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2012, September), 462

We present a summary of the properties of white dwarf stars, beginning with a brief reminder of their basic characteristics. We continue with a discussion of the spectral types, evolution, and other ... [more ▼]

We present a summary of the properties of white dwarf stars, beginning with a brief reminder of their basic characteristics. We continue with a discussion of the spectral types, evolution, and other properties of cooling white dwarfs, with an emphasis on the internal physics. We then introduce the pulsating white dwarfs and provide an updated view of their status. We finally discuss the impact (real and potential) of asteroseismology on our knowledge of degenerate stars. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysics of the Galaxy and Interstellar Matter -- H. Scheffler et H. Elsässer
Manfroid, Jean ULg

in Ciel et Terre (1988), 104

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See detailPhysics of the Stars -- A. Slettebak et T. P. Snow
Manfroid, Jean ULg

in Ciel et Terre (1988), 104

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See detailPhysio-chemical characterization of cytosol and nuclear mineralocorticoid receptors in rat kidney
Palem, M.; Hacha, R.; Saint-Remy, Annie ULg et al

in Journal of Steroid Biochemistry (1982), 16

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See detailLa physiognomonie au XIXe siècle. Transpositions esthétiques et médiatiques
Stienon, Valérie ULg; Wicky, Érika

Book published by revue Etudes Françaises (2013)

Dès les premières traductions françaises des traités de Johann Kaspar Lavater à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, la physiognomonie a pris une place prépondérante dans l’iconographie et la pensée de l’époque. Très ... [more ▼]

Dès les premières traductions françaises des traités de Johann Kaspar Lavater à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, la physiognomonie a pris une place prépondérante dans l’iconographie et la pensée de l’époque. Très tôt renforcée par la diffusion des traités de phrénologie de Franz Josef Gall, cette théorie paramédicale a suscité une émulation telle qu’elle a contribué à poser les bases de la morphopsychologie, qu’elle a participé au développement de l’anthropométrie et s’est ramifiée en d’innombrables branches parmi lesquelles figurent la physiognomonie zoologique, la physiognomonie ethnologique ou encore la « pathognomonie ». En outre, reposant sur la conviction qu’il est possible d’atteindre les profondeurs de l’intériorité humaine par l’observation d’éléments conçus comme autant de signes à déchiffrer, cette théorie relève du raisonnement par induction qui a pris, dans la fiction littéraire, la forme spécifique d’une recherche d’indices et a participé, dans les disciplines médicales, à la méthode diagnostique. Le postulat selon lequel une connaissance de l’être humain est possible par l’observation minutieuse de ses traits extérieurs – conviction renforcée, à la moitié du siècle, par les possibilités techniques de la photographie – a contribué à enrichir la description, à affiner l’art du portrait et à aiguiser le trait incisif de la caricature. Ayant offert de riches moyens cognitifs et esthétiques d’exploration du monde social au peintre, à l’illustrateur, à l’homme de lettres et à l’historien, ces théories paramédicales ont durablement marqué l’histoire des conceptions et des représentations sociales. Envisager l’influence de la physiognomonie en termes de diffusion d’un paradigme scientifique permettra de saisir les modalités et de mesurer les enjeux non seulement de la transposition de ce paradigme d’un médium à un autre, mais aussi de sa circulation entre différentes aires géographiques, disciplinaires ou sociales. L’étude des vecteurs suivant lesquels la physiognomonie investit les représentations fera intervenir des corpus variés, issus de contextes culturels allant de la France romantique à la blogosphère actuelle en passant par l’Allemagne nazie de l’entre-deux-guerres. À l’observation attentive des sources primaires (documents historiques, traités médicaux, gravures d’époque, œuvres picturales, textes littéraires), s’ajoutera une réflexion sur la postérité de ces développements théoriques par l’analyse des discours distanciés, dubitatifs, voire explicitement critiques à leur égard, et ce dès leur toute première diffusion. Ce dossier propose une réflexion susceptible d’apporter des éléments de réponse à la double question suivante : de quelle postérité épistémique le modèle d’interprétation et de représentation hérité de la physiognomonie bénéficie-t-il, entre dépréciation et application effective, à partir de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle ? Comment cette influence s’est-elle répandue ? [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiologic Response to Dobutamine Infusion During Cardiac Stress Testing of Dogs
Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg; Clercx, Cécile ULg et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1998), 59(9), 1160-5

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate response of various cardiovascular variables after administration of incremental doses of dobutamine in healthy conscious dogs, using standardized dobutamine stress echocardiography ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate response of various cardiovascular variables after administration of incremental doses of dobutamine in healthy conscious dogs, using standardized dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). ANIMALS: 8 healthy dogs. PROCEDURE: A DSE was performed twice on each dog within 24 hours. Dobutamine was infused at a rate of 12.5 to 42.5 microg/kg/min, using incremental increases of 10 microg/kg/min. Doppler sphygmomanometry, electrocardiography, and echocardiography were performed. Left ventricular size, global ventricular performance, and left ventricular systolic myocardial function were measured by means of echocardiography. RESULTS: At the highest dosage, dobutamine induced an increase of 20+/-3% and 109+/-12% in systolic blood pressure and cardiac index, respectively. The latter was associated with a significant increase in heart rate and stroke index. Fractional shortening of the left ventricle, fractional thickening of the left ventricular free wall and interventricular septum, ejection fraction, and mean velocity of fiber shortening had a progressive and significant increase during dobutamine infusion. Preejection period and left ventricular ejection time had a progressive and significative decrease during the stress test. CONCLUSIONS: The technique used was feasable, safe, and repeatable in healthy conscious dogs. Control values were determined. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Data for these healthy dogs might be useful for comparison with results obtained from dogs with known or suspected cardiovascular disease. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiological adjustments to exercise in COPD horses
Art, Tatiana ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Handbook and Abstract Booklet of 5th ICEEP (1998)

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See detailPhysiological analysis of the floral transition
Bernier, Georges ULg; Corbesier, Laurent; Périlleux, Claire ULg et al

in Cockshull, K. E.; Gray, D.; Seymour, G. B. (Eds.) et al Genetic and Environmental Manipulation of Horticultural Crops (1998)

This chapter summarizes the changes in contents of the phloem sap that were found at the time of floral induction in different photoperiodic species: Arabidopsis thaliana, Sinapis alba, Lolium temulentum ... [more ▼]

This chapter summarizes the changes in contents of the phloem sap that were found at the time of floral induction in different photoperiodic species: Arabidopsis thaliana, Sinapis alba, Lolium temulentum and Xanthium strumarium. Changes affecting contents in carbohydrates, cytokinins, amino acids, polyamines and inorganis ions are discussed in the context of 'florigen quest'. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiological and bio-functional properties of gum arabic: a notable interest for certain human diseases
Eloundou Mballa, Pierre; Goffin, Dorothée ULg; Destain, Jacqueline ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (in press)

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