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See detailMurine gammaherpesvirus-68 glycoprotein B presents a difficult neutralization target to monoclonal antibodies derived from infected mice.
Gillet, Laurent ULg; Gill, Michael B; Colaco, Susanna et al

in Journal of General Virology (The) (2006), 87(Pt 12), 3515-27

Persistent viruses disseminate from immune hosts. They must therefore resist neutralization by antibody. Murine gammaherpesvirus-68 (MHV-68) represents an accessible model with which to address how ... [more ▼]

Persistent viruses disseminate from immune hosts. They must therefore resist neutralization by antibody. Murine gammaherpesvirus-68 (MHV-68) represents an accessible model with which to address how resistance to neutralization is achieved and how overcoming it might improve infection control. The MHV-68 glycoprotein B (gB), like that of other herpesviruses, is a virion protein that is essential for infectivity. As such, it presents a potential neutralization target. In order to test whether virus-induced antibodies reduce virion infectivity by binding to gB, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were derived from MHV-68-infected mice. gB-specific mAbs were common, but only an IgM specific for the gB N terminus reduced virion infectivity significantly. It inhibited MHV-68 entry into BHK-21 cells at a post-binding step that was linked closely to membrane fusion. Reducing the mAb to IgM monomers compromised neutralization severely, suggesting that a pentameric structure was crucial to its function. Antibody treatment never blocked BHK-21 cell infection completely and blocked the infection of NMuMG epithelial cells hardly at all. Virions saturated with antibody also remained infectious to mice. Thus, the MHV-68 gB presents at best a very difficult target for antibody-mediated neutralization. [less ▲]

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See detailMurine gammaherpesvirus-68 glycoprotein H-glycoprotein L complex is a major target for neutralizing monoclonal antibodies.
Gill, Michael B.; Gillet, Laurent ULg; Colaco, Susanna et al

in Journal of General Virology (The) (2006), 87(Pt 6), 1465-75

Herpesviruses characteristically persist in immune hosts as latent genomes, but to transmit infection they must reactivate and replicate lytically. The interaction between newly formed virions and pre ... [more ▼]

Herpesviruses characteristically persist in immune hosts as latent genomes, but to transmit infection they must reactivate and replicate lytically. The interaction between newly formed virions and pre-existing antibody is therefore likely to be a crucial determinant of viral fitness. Murine gammaherpesvirus-68 (MHV-68) behaves as a natural pathogen of conventional, inbred mice and consequently allows such interactions to be analysed experimentally in a relatively realistic setting. Here, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were derived from MHV-68-infected mice and all those recognizing infected-cell surfaces were tested for their capacity to neutralize MHV-68 virions. All of the neutralizing mAbs identified were specific for the viral glycoprotein H (gH)-gL heterodimer and required both gH and gL to reproduce their cognate epitopes. Based on antibody interference, there appeared to be two major neutralization epitopes on gH-gL. Analysis of a representative mAb indicated that it blocked infection at a post-binding step--either virion endocytosis or membrane fusion. [less ▲]

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See detailThe murine gammaherpesvirus-68 gp150 acts as an immunogenic decoy to limit virion neutralization.
Gillet, Laurent ULg; May, Janet S; Colaco, Susanna et al

in PLoS ONE (2007), 2(1), 705

Herpesviruses maintain long-term infectivity without marked antigenic variation. They must therefore evade neutralization by other means. Immune sera block murine gammaherpesvirus-68 (MHV-68) infection of ... [more ▼]

Herpesviruses maintain long-term infectivity without marked antigenic variation. They must therefore evade neutralization by other means. Immune sera block murine gammaherpesvirus-68 (MHV-68) infection of fibroblasts, but fail to block and even enhance its infection of IgG Fc receptor-bearing cells, suggesting that the antibody response to infection is actually poor at ablating virion infectivity completely. Here we analyzed this effect further by quantitating the glycoprotein-specific antibody response of MHV-68 carrier mice. Gp150 was much the commonest glycoprotein target and played a predominant role in driving Fc receptor-dependent infection: when gp150-specific antibodies were boosted, Fc receptor-dependent infection increased; and when gp150-specific antibodies were removed, Fc receptor-dependent infection was largely lost. Neither gp150-specific monoclonal antibodies nor gp150-specific polyclonal sera gave significant virion neutralization. Gp150 therefore acts as an immunogenic decoy, distorting the MHV-68-specific antibody response to promote Fc receptor-dependent infection and so compromise virion neutralization. This immune evasion mechanism may be common to many non-essential herpesvirus glycoproteins. [less ▲]

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See detailMurine Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Gene. 5'-Upstream Region Contains Cis-Acting Elements for Expression in Osteoclasts and Migrating Keratinocytes in Transgenic Mice
Munaut, Carine ULg; Salonurmi, T.; Kontusaari, S. et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1999), 274(9), 5588-96

Knowledge about the regulation of cell lineage-specific expression of extracellular matrix metalloproteinases is limited. In the present work, the murine matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) gene was shown ... [more ▼]

Knowledge about the regulation of cell lineage-specific expression of extracellular matrix metalloproteinases is limited. In the present work, the murine matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) gene was shown to contain 13 exons, and the 2.8-kilobase pair upstream region was found to contain several common promoter elements including a TATA box-like motif, three GC boxes, four AP-1-like binding sites, an AP-2 site, and three PEA3 consensus sequences that may be important for basic activity of the gene. In order to identify cell-specific regulatory elements, constructs containing varying lengths of the upstream region in front of a LacZ reporter gene were made and studied for expression in transgenic mice generated by microinjection into fertilized oocytes. Analyses of the mice revealed that the presence of sequences between -2722 and -7745 allowed for expression in osteoclasts and migrating keratinocytes, i. e. cells that have been shown to normally express the enzyme in vivo. The results represent the first in vivo demonstration of the location of cell-specific control elements in a matrix metalloproteinase gene and show that element(s) regulating most cell-specific activities of 92-kDa type collagenase are located in the -2722 to -7745 base pair region. [less ▲]

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See detailMurmurs of thought: phenomenology of hallucinatory consciousness in impending psychosis
Raballo, A.; Laroi, Frank ULg

in Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches (2011), 3

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See detailMurray Bail's Eucalyptus: An Australian Fairy-Tale?
Herbillon, Marie ULg

in Collier, Gordon; Davis, Geoff; Delrez, Marc (Eds.) et al The Invention of Legacy: Essays in Memory of Hena Maes-Jelinek (2016)

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See detailMurray Bail's Eucalyptus: An Australian Fairy-Tale?
Herbillon, Marie ULg

Scientific conference (2008)

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See detailMurs et barbelés. Lectures croisées de Wendy Brown et Olivier Razac
Oulc'hen, Hervé ULg

Scientific conference (2010, February 23)

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See detailLe murus gallicus de Pont-de-Bonne (Modave, province de Liège). Campagne de fouilles 2005-2006
Delye, Emmanuel ULg

in Lunula Archaeologia Protohistorica (2007), XV

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See detailLe murus gallicus de Pont-de-Bonne. Campagnes de fouilles 2005-2006
Delye, Emmanuel ULg

in Bulletin de l'Association scientifique liégeoise pour la recherche archéologique (2008), 26

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See detailThe Mus musculus Mx1 gene confers strong protection against highly pathogenic influenzavirus A H5N1
Garigliany, Mutien-Marie ULg; Lambrecht, Bénédicte; Leroy, Michaël et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailMusaespora kalbii (lichenized Ascomycetes: Melanommatales), a new foliicolous lichen with a pantropical distribution
Lücking, Robert; Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg

in Nordic Journal of Botany (1997), 16

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See detailLe muscardin (Muscardinus avellanarius)
Libois, Roland ULg

Learning material (1994)

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See detailMuscarinic receptor subtypes in canine trachea.
Brichant, Jean-François ULg; Warner, David O; Gunst, Susan J et al

in American Journal of Physiology (1990), 258(6 Pt 1), 349-54

Prejunctional and postjunctional muscarinic receptor subtypes were characterized in canine trachealis muscle strips. In vitro contractile responses of muscle strips to acetylcholine or electric field ... [more ▼]

Prejunctional and postjunctional muscarinic receptor subtypes were characterized in canine trachealis muscle strips. In vitro contractile responses of muscle strips to acetylcholine or electric field stimulation were determined in the absence and the presence of gallamine, pirenzepine, and 4-diphenylacetoxy-N-methylpiperidine methiodide (4-DAMP). Gallamine had no effect on the contractile response to acetylcholine but enhanced the contractile response to electric field stimulation. Pirenzepine and 4-DAMP reduced the contractile response to acetylcholine and electric field stimulation. The pA2 value for pirenzepine vs. acetylcholine [7.18 +/- 0.59 (SD)] was consistent with the affinity of pirenzepine for M2 or M3-receptors; whereas the pA2 value for 4-DAMP vs. acetylcholine (8.92 +/- 0.42) and the extremely low affinity of gallamine indicated postjunctional muscarinic receptors of the M3 subtype. The enhancement of the contractile response to electric field stimulation by gallamine suggested the presence of M2-prejunctional receptors. [less ▲]

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See detailMuscle activation after ACL reconstruction: influence of the resistance pad position
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Baudoin, Hervé et al

in Isokinetics & Exercise Science (2005, March), 13(1), 16-17

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See detailMuscle Characteristics, Meat Tenderness and Nutritional Qualities Traits of Borgou, Lagunaire and Zebu Fulani Bulls Raised on Natural Pasture in Benin
Salifou, C.F.A.; Dahouda, Mahamadou; Houaga, I et al

in International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances (2013), 5(4), 143-155

This study was carried out to evaluate muscle characteristics, meat ten derness and nutritional qualities of Benin indigenous cattle raised on natural pasture. Thus, 10 Zebu Fulani, 10 Borgou and 5 ... [more ▼]

This study was carried out to evaluate muscle characteristics, meat ten derness and nutritional qualities of Benin indigenous cattle raised on natural pasture. Thus, 10 Zebu Fulani, 10 Borgou and 5 Lagunaire were slaughtered at 5 years old and their Longissimus thoracis muscle samples were collected for analyses. Lactate dehydrogenase activity of Zebu Fulani was higher (p<0.05) than that of Lagunaire (3494 vs 2813 μmol/min/g protein) while that of Borgou was not significantly different from those of the two other breeds (p>0.05). As for isocitrate dehydrogenase, citrate synthase, cytochrome oxidase and phosphofructokinase, no significant difference was observed between the three breeds (p>0.05). By contrast, the total collagen content of Borgou (5.2 mg OH-proline/mg dry matter) was higher (p<0.01) than those of Zebu Fulani (3.1 mg OH-proline/mg dry matter) and Lagunaire (3.2 mg OH-proline/mg dry matter). The myosin heavy chain isoforms I, IIa and IIx were not different between the three breeds. The dry matter, the crude protein and the ether extract percentage were not significantly varied from one breed to another. Branched-chain Fatty Acids and saturated fatty acids contents were identical in Lagunaire and Borgou (p>0.05) while the Zebu Fulani had the highest values (p<0.05). The ratio n-6 to n-3 fatty acids obtained in the Zebu was the lower. In general, according to the fatty acids profile, Borgou and Lagunaire bulls’ meat is better than that of Zebu for heart disease [less ▲]

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See detailMuscle damage and delayed muscular soreness induced by eccentric isokinetic exercise
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Camus, Gérard; Deby-Dupont, C. et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (1995), 429

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See detailMuscle damage induced by concentric fatigue protocol. Comparative study between males and females
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Maquet, Didier ULg; Camus, Gérard et al

in Proceedings of the 5th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (2000, July)

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