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See detailQuête de reliques en Sardaigne pour le prieuré Saint-Léonard de Liège (1642-1650)
George, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (1999)

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See detailSistema familiare e disturbi del comportamento alimentare: dati preliminari di una ricerca.
Onnis, Luigi; Di Gennaro, A.; Antenucci, M. et al

in Psichiatria (1999)

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See detailIncreased aortic compliance and energetic cost of cardiac ejection
Kolh, Philippe ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; GERARD, P et al

in Acta Cardiologica (1999), 53(6), 387

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See detailValue of FDG-PET in detecting residual or recurrent nonsmall cell lung cancer
Bury, Thierry ULg; Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg; Duysinx, Bernard ULg et al

in European Respiratory Journal (1999), 14(6), 1376-1380

In order to evaluate the usefulness of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in the assessment of therapeutic effects, a study was performed before and after therapy in 126 ... [more ▼]

In order to evaluate the usefulness of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in the assessment of therapeutic effects, a study was performed before and after therapy in 126 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) codified stage I to stage IIIB. Treatment with an early curative result was given in 58 patients, whereas in 68 cases it was limited to palliation. During the treatment follow-up period (8-40 months), each patient was evaluated every 3 months by clinical examination and ≤6 months by imaging techniques (PET and computed tomography (CT)). A diagnosis of persistent or recurrent tumour was established by means of pathological analysis in 31 patients and by clinical evolution and subsequent imaging progression in 29 other patients. PET showed increased FDG uptake in all cases (n=60) of persistent or recurrent tumour, whereas CT was nonspecific in 17 cases. Conversely, there were five false positive cases via PET imaging and three via CT. In detecting residual or recurrent NSCLC, PET had a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 92%, whereas CT had a sensitivity and specificity of 71% and 95% respectively. In conclusion, 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography correctly identified response to therapy in 96% (121 of 126) of patients. Positron emission tomography appears to be more accurate (p=0.05) than conventional imaging in distinguishing persistent or recurrent tumour from fibrotic scar in patients undergoing treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de J. VERGER, La renaissance du XIIe siècle
George, Philippe ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (1999)

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See detailPunch Press Vibration Isolation: a Case History
Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg; Géradin, Michel ULg

in European Journal of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering (1999), 44(3), 141-145

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See detailData-model comparison using fuzzy logic in paleoclimatology.
Guiot, Joël; Boreux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Braconnot, P. et al

in Climate Dynamics (1999), 15(8), 569-581

Until now, most paleoclimate model-data comparisons have been limited to simple statistical evaluation and simple map comparisons. We have applied a new method, based on fuzzy logic, to the comparison of ... [more ▼]

Until now, most paleoclimate model-data comparisons have been limited to simple statistical evaluation and simple map comparisons. We have applied a new method, based on fuzzy logic, to the comparison of 17 model simulations of the mid-Holocene (6 ka BP) climate with reconstruction of three bioclimatic parameters (mean temperature of the coldest month, MTCO, growing degree-days above 5 °C, GDD5, precipitation minus evapotranspiration, P−E) from pollen and lake-status data over Europe. With this method, no assumption is made about the distribution of the signal and on its error, and both the error bars related to data and to model simulations are taken into account. Data are taken at the drilling sites (not using a gridded interpolation of proxy data) and a varying domain size of comparison enables us to make the best common resolution between observed and simulated maps. For each parameter and each model, we compute a Hagaman distance which gives an objective measure of the goodness of fit between model and data. The results show that there is no systematic order for the three climatic parameters between models. None of the models is able to satisfactorily reproduce the three pollen-derived data. There is larger dispersion in the results for MTCO and P−E than for GDD5. There is also no systematic relationship between model resolution and the Hagaman distance, except for P−E. The more local character of P−E has little chance to be reproduced by a low resolution model, which can explain the inverse relationship between model resolution and Hagaman distance. The results also reveal that most of the models are better at predicting 6 ka climate than the modern climate. [less ▲]

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See detailOncologie gastro-intestinale
Coucke, Philippe ULg; FREI; FELLEY et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1999), 57(2240), 213-217

Même si aucune acquisition nouvelle n'est venue embaumer l'atmosphère encore trop souvent grisâtre de l'oncologie gastro-intestinale en 1998, la nécessité d'un consilium préthérapeutique associant ... [more ▼]

Même si aucune acquisition nouvelle n'est venue embaumer l'atmosphère encore trop souvent grisâtre de l'oncologie gastro-intestinale en 1998, la nécessité d'un consilium préthérapeutique associant chirurgiens, endoscopeurs, oncologues et radio-oncologues s'impose avec encore plus de fermeté, pour tous les cancers digestifs. Les patients devraient autant que possible être inclus dans des protocoles d'études bien conduits et bénéficier d'une chirurgie oncologique optimale. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantum mechanical statistical theories for chemical reactivity. Overlapping resonances
Desouter, Michèle ULg; Chapuisat, Xavier

in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics [=PCCP] (1999), 1

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See detailImproving The Catabolic Functions Of Desiccation-Tolerant Soil Bacteria
Weekers, F.; Jacques, P.; Springael, D. et al

in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1999), 77-9

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See detailSteroid sensitive sites in the avian brain: does the distribution of the estrogen receptor alpha and beta types provide insight into their function?
Ball, G. F.; Bernard, D. J.; Foidart, Agnès ULg et al

in Brain, Behavior & Evolution (1999), 54

Studies in avian species have often been useful in elucidating basic concepts relevant to the regulation of reproductive behaviors by sex steroid hormones. Once a link between a steroid hormone and a ... [more ▼]

Studies in avian species have often been useful in elucidating basic concepts relevant to the regulation of reproductive behaviors by sex steroid hormones. Once a link between a steroid hormone and a behavioral response has been established, one can use the localization of steroid hormone receptors in the brain to facilitate the identification of neural circuits that control behavior. The recent identification of a second type of estrogen receptor called estrogen receptor beta or ERbeta has raised new issues about the action of steroid hormones in the brain. A hypothesis has been proposed by Kuiper et al. [1998] based on studies in mammalian species suggesting that ERalpha (the name given to the ER that was previously described) is important for reproduction while ERbeta is more important for non-reproductive functions. In this paper we apply this hypothesis more generally by examining possible functions of ERbeta in avian species. We have initiated studies of the ERbeta in the brain of two avian species, the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris). ERbeta was cloned in both species and the mRNA for this receptor type was localized in the brain employing in situ hybridization histochemistry methods. In both species ERbeta was found to be diffusely present in telencephalic areas consistent with a role for this receptor subtype in cognitive functions. However, ERbeta mRNA was also found in many brain areas that are traditionally thought to be important in the regulation of reproductive functions such as the preoptic region, the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and the nucleus taeniae. Of the two receptor types, only mRNA for ERalpha was observed in the telencephalic vocal control nucleus HVc of male starlings. Steroid receptors in this nucleus are thought to be an example of an evolutionary specialization that has evolved to coordinate the production of courtship vocalizations with other aspects of reproduction. The lack of ERbeta mRNA expression in HVc is consistent with the hypothesis that ERalpha is preferentially involved in reproductive behaviors while ERbeta is involved in the steroid regulation of other neural functions. However, the widespread occurrence of ERbeta in other nuclei involved in reproductive function suggests that one must be cautious about the general applicability of the above hypothesis until more is known about ERbeta function in these other nuclei [less ▲]

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See detailL'analyse discriminante décisionnelle : principes et application
Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1999), (4), 41

The principles of discriminant analysis are described and illustrated by the iris data set published by Fisher [1936].

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See detailDiagnosis of bovine brucellosis by skin test: conditions for the test and evaluation of its performance.
Saegerman, Claude ULg; Vo, T. K.; De Waele, L. et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1999), 145(8), 214-8

Brucellergene OCB (Rhone-Merieux) was used as an allergen to define the intrinsic parameters of a skin test and to compare its properties with serology for the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis. The skin ... [more ▼]

Brucellergene OCB (Rhone-Merieux) was used as an allergen to define the intrinsic parameters of a skin test and to compare its properties with serology for the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis. The skin test was also evaluated for its capacity to solve problems associated with false positive reactions in serological tests. The optimal reading delay for the skin test was 72 hours. The brucellosis allergic reaction was two to three times less intense than the tuberculosis allergic reaction. An increase of 1.1 mm or more in the skin thickness was therefore considered to be an adequate cut-off. The specificity calculated for 1192 brucellosis-free animals (including animals from brucellosis-free herds in which false positive serological reactions had been reported) was 99-83 per cent (95 per cent confidence interval [CI] 99-40 to 99-98 per cent). The sensitivity determined from 27 experimentally infected heifers ranged from 93 per cent (95 per cent CI 76 to 100 per cent) to 78 per cent (95 per cent CI 58 to 91 per cent) when measured respectively one and six months after the infection. Allergic reactions could be detected in vaccinated animals up to four-and-a-half years after the vaccination. On the other hand, no sensitisation was recorded in naive animals after up to eight monthly injections of the allergen. The skin test gave valuable information, in combination with the serological tests, in both acute and chronic brucellosis. The skin test discriminated brucellosis clearly from false positive serological reactions due to infections with Yersinia enterocolitica O9. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation du système de financement des journées hospitalières en fonction des pathologies
Fecher-Bourgeois, Fabienne ULg; Gillet, Pierre ULg

in Bulletin des Résumés d'Informations Hospitalières / Ministère des affaires sociales, de la santé publique et de l'environnement (1999), 16(Janvier/février/mars 1999),

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See detailProfil de l'état corporel au cours du post partum chez la vache laitière
Drame, Daour; Hanzen, Christian ULg; Houtain, J. Y. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1999), 143

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See detailHypnosedation: a valuable alternative to traditional anaesthetic techniques.
Faymonville, Marie-Elisabeth ULg; Meurisse, Michel ULg; Fissette, Jean ULg

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1999), 99(4), 141-6

Hypnosis has become routine practice in our plastic and endocrine surgery services. Revivication of pleasant life experiences has served as the hypnotic substratum in a series of over 1650 patients since ... [more ▼]

Hypnosis has become routine practice in our plastic and endocrine surgery services. Revivication of pleasant life experiences has served as the hypnotic substratum in a series of over 1650 patients since 1992. In retrospective studies, followed by randomised prospective studies, we have confirmed the usefulness of hypnosedation (hypnosis in combination with conscious IV sedation) and local anaesthesia as a valuable alternative to traditional anaesthetic techniques. The credibility of hypnotic techniques and their acceptance by the scientific community will depend on independently-confirmed and reproducible criteria of assessing the hypnotic state. Based on the clinical success of this technique, we were interested in confirming this phenomenon in healthy volunteers. The revivication of pleasant life experiences thus served as the cornerstone of a basic research program developed to objectify the neurophysiological attributes of the hypnotic state. We compared hypnosis to normal alertness with similar thought content. In our experience, the activation profile obtained during the hypnotic state was completely different from simple re-memoration of the same subject matter during normal alertness. This represents an objective and independent criteria by which to assess the hypnotic state. [less ▲]

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See detailA targeted deletion of a region upstream from the Jkappa cluster impairs kappa chain rearrangement in cis in mice and in the 103/bcl2 cell line
Cocea, L.; De Smet, A.; Saghatchian, M. et al

in Journal of Experimental Medicine (1999), 189

We have shown previously that a mutation of the KI-KII site immediately 5' to J(kappa)1 on the mouse immunoglobulin light chain kappa locus reduces the rearrangement level in cis, although it does not ... [more ▼]

We have shown previously that a mutation of the KI-KII site immediately 5' to J(kappa)1 on the mouse immunoglobulin light chain kappa locus reduces the rearrangement level in cis, although it does not affect transcription. Here we deleted by homologous recombination in mouse embryonic stem cells a 4-kb DNA fragment, located immediately upstream of the KI-KII element, which contains the promoter of the long germline transcript. Analysis of gene-targeted heterozygous mouse splenic B cells showed a strong decrease in rearrangement for the allele bearing the deletion. When both the KI-KII mutation and the 4-kb deletion were present on the same allele, the overall reduction in rearrangement was stronger than with the 4-kb deletion alone underlying the role of these two elements in the regulation of rearrangement. The same deletion was performed by homologous recombination on one allele of the rearrangement-inducible mouse 103/bcl2-hygro(R) pre-B cell line, and resulted in a similar reduction in the induction of rearrangement of the mutated allele. This result validates this cell line as an in vitro model for studying the incidence of gene-targeted modifications of the kappa locus on the regulation of rearrangement [less ▲]

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See detailThe YOL112w and YNL293w genes encodes activities related to cellular growth polarization in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Bouchat, Olivier; Bach, Stéphane; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1999), 107

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See detailGenetic control of isozymes in the primary gene pool Phaseolus lunatus L.
Bi, Irié Zoro; Maquet, Alain; Wathelet, Bernard ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1999)

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See detailL'obligation naturelle du père biologique de fournir des aliments à son enfant. Note sous Liège, 15 juin 1998
Genicot, Gilles ULg

in Revue Générale de Droit Civil Belge = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk (1999)

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See detailConserved mechanism of PLAG1 activation in salivary gland tumors with and without chromosome 8q12 abnormalities: identification of SII as a new fusion partner gene.
Astrom, A. K.; Voz, Marianne ULg; Kas, K. et al

in Cancer Research (1999), 59(4), 918-23

We have previously shown (K. Kas et al, Nat. Genet., 15: 170-174, 1997) that the developmentally regulated zinc finger gene pleomorphic adenoma gene 1 (PLAG1) is the target gene in 8q12 in pleomorphic ... [more ▼]

We have previously shown (K. Kas et al, Nat. Genet., 15: 170-174, 1997) that the developmentally regulated zinc finger gene pleomorphic adenoma gene 1 (PLAG1) is the target gene in 8q12 in pleomorphic adenomas of the salivary glands with t(3;8)(p21;q12) translocations. The t(3;8) results in promoter swapping between PLAG1 and the constitutively expressed gene for beta-catenin (CTNNB1), leading to activation of PLAG1 expression and reduced expression of CTNNB1. Here we have studied the expression of PLAG1 by Northern blot analysis in 47 primary benign and malignant human tumors with or without cytogenetic abnormalities of 8q12. Overexpression of PLAG1 was found in 23 tumors (49%). Thirteen of 17 pleomorphic adenomas with a normal karyotype and 5 of 10 with 12q13-15 abnormalities overexpressed PLAG1, which demonstrates that PLAG1 activation is a frequent event in adenomas irrespective of karyotype. In contrast, PLAG1 was overexpressed in only 2 of 11 malignant salivary gland tumors analyzed, which suggests that, at least in salivary gland tumors, PLAG1 activation preferentially occurs in benign tumors. PLAG1 over-expression was also found in three of nine mesenchymal tumors, i.e., in two uterine leiomyomas and one leiomyosarcoma. RNase protection, rapid amplification of 5'-cDNA ends (5'-RACE), and reverse transcription-PCR analyses of five adenomas with a normal karyotype revealed fusion transcripts in three tumors. Nucleotide sequence analysis of these showed that they contained fusions between PLAG1 and CTNNB1 (one case) or PLAG1 and a novel fusion partner gene, i.e., the gene encoding the transcription elongation factor SII (two cases). The fusions occurred in the 5' noncoding region of PLAG1, leading to exchange of regulatory control elements and, as a consequence, activation of PLAG1 gene expression. Because all of the cases had grossly normal karyotypes, the rearrangements must result from cryptic rearrangements. The results suggest that in addition to chromosomal translocations and cryptic rearrangements, PLAG1 may also be activated by mutations or indirect mechanisms. Our findings establish a conserved mechanism of PLAG1 activation in salivary gland tumors with and without 8q12 aberrations, which indicates that such activation is a frequent event in these tumors. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of a Cough Induction Test in Pigs: Effects of Sr 48968 and Enalapril
Moreaux, B.; Beerens, Dominique ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg

in Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (1999), 22(6), 387-389

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See detailNutritional analyses for proteins and amino acids in beans (Phaseolus sp.)
Wathelet, Bernard ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1999), 3(4),

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See detailIn vitro stimulation of human gingival epithelial cell attachment to dentin by surface conditioning.
Van Heusden, Alain ULg; Goffinet, Gerhard ULg; Zahedi, Sharham et al

in Journal of Periodontology (1999), 70(6), 594-603

BACKGROUND: Chemical root conditioning is widely used to improve the outcome of regenerative periodontal therapies by favoring the attachment of the regenerated periodontal structures. Although the effect ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Chemical root conditioning is widely used to improve the outcome of regenerative periodontal therapies by favoring the attachment of the regenerated periodontal structures. Although the effect of root conditioning on periodontal mesenchymal cells is well documented, very little is known about its potential effect on the re-formation of the junctional epithelium, a crucial event for the protection of the wound. The goal of the present study was to test in vitro the consequences of dentin conditioning with citric acid or minocycline on the attachment kinetics and morphology of human gingival keratinocytes (HGK). METHODS: The attachment kinetics of HGK to samples of powdered human dentin (particle size 44 to 76 microm) were examined by use of 3H-labeled cells. The morphology of attached epithelial cells was then determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). RESULTS: When the initial adhesion kinetics of cells on untreated dentin were tested, the percentage of attached HGK proved to be dependent on the number of plated cells and the time of incubation (from 0 to 12 hours). Conditioning the dentin by 3% citric acid or by minocycline-HCl (at 0.01, 0.1, or 2.5%) significantly increased (P <0.005) keratinocyte attachment beyond 6 hours, without notable differences between the 2 substances at any concentration. The attachment kinetics of HGK preincubated for 24 hours by 10 microg/ml minocyline-HCl on untreated dentin was found to be similar to that observed for non-preincubated cells. These results are in agreement with the SEM observations: indeed, the surface conditioning of dentin significantly modified the morphology of attached HGK, whereas the preincubation of these cells with minocyline-HCl did not. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that minocycline-HCl does not exert a direct effect on human gingival epithelial cells. In contrast, conditioning the dentin by citric acid or by minocycline stimulates the attachment of HGK, which could lead to a rapid periodontal healing by favoring the re-formation of a junctional epithelium. [less ▲]

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See detailL'effet dévolutif de l'appel et le sort en degré d’appel des déclinatoires de la compétence du juge siégeant en référé et comme en référé en matière commerciale
Boularbah, Hakim ULg

in Revue de Droit Commercial Belge [= RDC] = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht [=TBH] (1999)

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See detailUse of multitrait evaluation procedures to improve reliability of early prediction of survival
Druet, Tom ULg; Solkner, J.; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Journal of Dairy Science (1999), 82(9), 20541-205416

Multitrait, across-country evaluation procedures were adapted to improve reliability of survival breeding values by combining direct information with yield and functional traits: milk persistency, somatic ... [more ▼]

Multitrait, across-country evaluation procedures were adapted to improve reliability of survival breeding values by combining direct information with yield and functional traits: milk persistency, somatic cell count, fertility (male and female), and calving ease (direct and maternal). A set of bulls was selected from the Austrian Simmental population based on mean original reliabilities of at least 0.50 for yield traits or of at least 0.20 for functional traits. Only breeding values above these limits were retained. The breeding values were deregressed, assuming that they were obtained by single-trait, sire-maternal grandsire models. An expectation maximization restricted maximum likelihood algorithm based on the multitrait, across-country evaluation equations was used to compute genetic correlations among all of these traits. These equations were solved, and the reliabilities of the solutions were also estimated. Mean rank correlation between direct and combined breeding values was 0.85 with values as low as 0.67 for the group of youngest bulls, Direct (original), indirect, and combined reliabilities were compared to appreciate the impact of our procedures on improvement of reliability of survival breeding values; This improvement, dependent on the level of reliability of direct and indirect information, could be up to 0.24 for animals with low direct reliability and high indirect reliability. For young bulls born in 1992 without reliable direct survival information but with already reliable information on yield and functional traits, mean reliability improvement was 0.13. For all bulls this value was still 0.06. [less ▲]

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See detailBovine herpesvirus 1-induced apoptotic cell death: role of glycoprotein D
Hanon, Emmanuel; Keil, Günther; Van Drunen Littel-Van Den Hurk, Sylvia et al

in Virology (1999), 257

Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) induces apoptotic cell death in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and in bovine B lymphoma (BL-3) cells. Attachment but not penetration of BHV-1 is necessary to induce ... [more ▼]

Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) induces apoptotic cell death in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and in bovine B lymphoma (BL-3) cells. Attachment but not penetration of BHV-1 is necessary to induce apoptosis in target cells, suggesting that one or more BHV-1 envelope glycoproteins could be involved in the activation of the apoptotic process. In the present study, we demonstrate that, although BHV-1 virions devoid of glycoprotein D (BHV-1 gD-/-) still bind to BL-3 cells, they are no longer able to induce apoptosis. In contrast, virions that contain glycoprotein D (gD) in the viral envelope but do not genetically encode gD (BHV-1 gD-/+) induce a level of apoptosis comparable to that produced by wild-type (wt) BHV-1. In addition, monoclonal antibodies directed against gD, but not against gB or gC, strongly reduced the high levels of apoptosis induced by BHV-1. These observations demonstrate that the induction of apoptosis is directly due to BHV-1 viral particles harboring gD in the viral envelope. Interestingly, binding of affinity-purified gD to BL-3 cells did not induce apoptosis but inhibited the ability of wt BHV-1 to induce apoptosis. Altogether, these results provide evidence for the direct or indirect involvement of gD in the mechanism by which BHV-1 induces apoptosis. [less ▲]

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See detailTieleman Jansz. van Braght et la construction anabaptiste du passé
Donneau, Olivier ULg

in Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique (1999), 94

In his martyrology (published in 1660), the conservative Dutch Mennonite Tieleman Jansz. van Braght propose an original interpretation of the Christian past. In order to put together a succession of ... [more ▼]

In his martyrology (published in 1660), the conservative Dutch Mennonite Tieleman Jansz. van Braght propose an original interpretation of the Christian past. In order to put together a succession of witnesses, he examines one by one the ancient or medieval spiritual ancestors who, at the time, were claimed by both Catholics and Protestants. Those who seems to have been submitting to the divine principles - such as the practice of adult baptism - are considered as orthodox ; furthermore, if the orthodox suffered for their faith, they were given the title of martyr. Among the chosen ones, we thus have, besides the Anabaptists themselves: the early Christians, the Donatists, the Waldenses and the Hussites. These believers become the members of a dissenting and persecuted Church, which had held its own since the days of the Apostles. This notion conflict with the idea of Reformatio et, a fortiori, with that of Restitutio which is generally ascribed to the Anabaptists of the sixteenth century. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence function and efficiency of the minimum covariance determinant scatter matrix estimator
Croux, C.; Haesbroeck, Gentiane ULg

in Journal of Multivariate Analysis (1999), 71(2), 161-190

The minimum covariance determinant (MCD) scatter estimator is a highly robust estimator for the dispersion matrix of a multivariate, elliptically symmetric distribution. It is relatively fast to compute ... [more ▼]

The minimum covariance determinant (MCD) scatter estimator is a highly robust estimator for the dispersion matrix of a multivariate, elliptically symmetric distribution. It is relatively fast to compute and intuitively appealing. In this note we derive its influence function and compute the asymptotic variances of its elements. A comparison with the one step reweighted MCD and with S-estimators is made. Also finite-sample results are reported. (C) 1999 Academic Press AMS 1991 subject classifications: 62F35, 62G35. [less ▲]

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See detailExploration isocinétique : analyse des courbes
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg

in Annales de Réadaptation et de Médecine Physique (1999), 42

Introducition: La courbe isocinétique met en relation le moment de force développé et le positionnement articulaire: elle autorise l'étude in vivo de la relation classique tension-longueur. Le tracé ... [more ▼]

Introducition: La courbe isocinétique met en relation le moment de force développé et le positionnement articulaire: elle autorise l'étude in vivo de la relation classique tension-longueur. Le tracé isocinétique se caractérise occasionnellement par un profil anormal. Méthode: Sur la base de l'expérience clinique, les auteurs proposent une classification d'anomalies; plusieurs facteurs contribuent à leur apparition: une collaboration ou une familiarisation insuffisante du patient, un protocole inadéquat, une amyotrophie majeure, une modification de la biomécanique articulaire, des troubles neurologiques ainsi que des phénomènes algiques au cours de l'exercice. Discussion et conclusion: L'intérêt diagnostique des courbes isocinétiques ne semble pas crédible, comme l'indique une étude centrée sur la nature et la fréquence des anomalies dans différents groupes de lésions opérées ou non opérées du ligament croisé antérieur. Sous réserve d'une analyse rigoureuse, les implications rééducatives paraissent néanmoins intéressantes lorsqu'une anomalie reproductible de la courbe s'accompagne d'un phénomène algique. [less ▲]

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See detailPharma clinics. Comment je traite ... la sténose d'artère rénale
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Turatzinze, Léopold

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54(9), 719-721

Renal artery stenosis is mainly due to atherosclerosis, but also to fibromuscular dysplasia. Treatment can consist eisther of angioplasty (± stent) or of surgical revascularization. Hypertension induced ... [more ▼]

Renal artery stenosis is mainly due to atherosclerosis, but also to fibromuscular dysplasia. Treatment can consist eisther of angioplasty (± stent) or of surgical revascularization. Hypertension induced by atherosclerotic disease is rarely cured, but more easily controlled. The renal function is often improved and thus this disease must be searched in the presence of renal insufficiency of unknown cause or refractory hypertension. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte-rendu de Jocelyn Benoist, L'a priori conceptuel. Bolzano, Husserl, Schlick
Leclercq, Bruno ULg

in Recherches Husserliennes (1999), 12

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See detailLe zona chez l'enfant
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Tassoudji, Nazli ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Skin (1999), 2(1), 7-8

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See detailKarst dans les évaporites : marqueur efficace des événements récents. L’exemple du Mont Sédom (Israel)
Hallot, Eric ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1999), 37

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Fairon-Demaret, M; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Annales Académie royale de Belgique, Notices (1999), 99

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Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Bultynck, P.; Coen, M. et al

in Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Belgium (1999), 44

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See detailA new database of astrophysical interest
Biémont, Emile ULg; Palmeri, P.; Quinet, Pascal ULg

in Astrophysics & Space Science (1999), 269-270

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See detailA Natural Method for Coupling Magnetodynamic H-Formulations and Circuit Equations
Dular, Patrick ULg; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg; Legros, Willy ULg

in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (1999), 35(3), 1626--1629

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See detailEtude écosystémique d'une gravière de l'ancien lit majeur du Rhin (Krafft-Erstein, Bas-Rhin, France)
Klein, J. P.; Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Martinia (1999), 15(1), 3-13

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See detailReproducibility of measurements of potential doubling time of tumor cells in the multicenter NCI protocol T92-0045
Wilson, G-D; Paschoud, N; Pavy, J-J et al

in British Journal of Cancer (1999), 79(2), 323-332

Summary We compared the flow cytometric measurement and analysis of the potential doubling time ( Tpot) between three centres involved in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) protocol T92-0045. The primary ... [more ▼]

Summary We compared the flow cytometric measurement and analysis of the potential doubling time ( Tpot) between three centres involved in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) protocol T92-0045. The primary purpose was to understand and minimize the variation within the measurement. A total of 102 specimens were selected at random from patients entered into the trial. Samples were prepared, stained, run and analysed in each centre and a single set of data analysed by all three centres. Analysis of the disc data set revealed that the measurement of labelling index (LI) was robust and reproducible. The estimation of duration of S-phase ( Ts) was subject to errors of profile interpretation, particularly DNA ploidy status, and analysis. The LI dominated the variation in Tpot such that the level of final agreement, after removal of outliers and ploidy agreement, reached correlation coefficients of 0.9. The sample data showed poor agreement within each of the components of the measurement. There was some improvement when ploidy was in agreement, but correlation coefficients failed to exceed values of 0.5 for Tpot. The data suggest that observer-associated analysis of Ts and tissue processing and tumour heterogeneity were the major causes of variability in the Tpot measurement. The first two aspects can be standardized and minimized, but heterogeneity will remain a problem with biopsy techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailParticularités de la contraction électro-induite : implications rééducatives
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; Zahlan, O.; BAUVIR, Philippe ULg et al

in Kine 2000 (1999), 10

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See detailEffects of Inhalation of Dust and Endotoxin on Respiratory Tracts of Pigs
Urbain, B.; Mast, J.; Beerens, Dominique ULg et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1999), 60(9), 1055-1060

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of inhalation of feed flour dust and dustborne endotoxin on respiratory tracts of pigs. ANIMALS: 29 healthy Belgian Landrace pigs. PROCEDURE: Pigs housed in an ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of inhalation of feed flour dust and dustborne endotoxin on respiratory tracts of pigs. ANIMALS: 29 healthy Belgian Landrace pigs. PROCEDURE: Pigs housed in an environmental chamber were exposed for 6 days to feed flour dust (1 to 15 mg/m3) and dustborne endotoxins (50 to 2,500 ng/m3). Effects were evaluated by measuring albumin concentration, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity, cell composition of nasal lavage (NL) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids and blood, and percentages of CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes in blood and lavage fluids. Dustborne endotoxin was obtained by mixing endotoxins from Escherichia coli (serotype O127:B8) with feed flour before spraying the flour in the environmental chamber. RESULTS: Exposure did not affect cell composition of NL fluid or blood. Total cell counts of BAL fluids were increased in all groups exposed to dust. Macrophage counts were increased in pigs exposed to inhalable dust concentrations as low as 4.4 mg/m3, and lymphocyte counts were increased in groups exposed to high dust concentrations. Percentages of CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes in blood and lavage fluids were unchanged. In all dust-exposed groups, albumin content of BAL fluid was increased, whereas LDH activity was unaffected. Macrophage and lymphocyte infiltration and edema in the bronchi were identified by light microscopy. Effects attributable to E. coli endotoxin exposure were not identified. CONCLUSIONS: Inhalation of feed flour dust did not affect nasal mucosa but did induce bronchial airway inflammation. Dustborne endotoxins did not have effects attributable to endotoxin alone. [less ▲]

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See detailMicroscopic and laser granulometric analyses of hydrating cement suspensions
Lilkov, V.; Dimitrova, E.; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg

in Cement & Concrete Research (1999), 29

The results from microscopic and laser granulometric analyses of hydrating cement suspensions, containing active mineral additives are presented. Conclusions are drawn about the specific hydration ... [more ▼]

The results from microscopic and laser granulometric analyses of hydrating cement suspensions, containing active mineral additives are presented. Conclusions are drawn about the specific hydration processes of the investigated cements, as well as the applicability of laser granulometry for the study of cement and hydration products. [less ▲]

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See detailInterfacial and emulsifying properties of lipopeptides from Bacillus subtilis
Deleu, Magali ULg; Razafindralambo, Hary ULg; Popineau, Y. et al

in Colloids and Surfaces A : Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (1999), 152(1-2), 3-10

The fundamental surface-active properties at the oil/water interface and emulsifying properties of surfactin, iturin A and fengycin, lipopeptides from Bacillus subtilis, were investigated. All ... [more ▼]

The fundamental surface-active properties at the oil/water interface and emulsifying properties of surfactin, iturin A and fengycin, lipopeptides from Bacillus subtilis, were investigated. All lipopeptides reduce rapidly the dynamic interfacial tension. Among lipopeptide families, surfactin is the most effective in terms of fundamental dynamic and equilibrium interfacial properties. Lipopeptides present intermediate properties in comparison with sodium dodecyl sulfate and beta-lactoglobulin concerning the stabilizing effect towards creaming-flocculation and the resistance to coalescence. Among lipopeptides, iturin A seems to show the best resistance to creaming-flocculation whereas fengycin exhibits the highest resistance to coalescence properties. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailChantiers de stimulation du langage oral: prévention des difficultés scolaires chez des enfants d'origine immigrée. Aspects théoriques et pratiques
Van Lierde, G.; Lucchini, Silvia ULg; Bastin, A.

in Revue de l’Union Professionnelle des Logopèdes Francophones (1999), XV(15), 11-24

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See detailLa loi du 10 juin 1998 relative à la prescription de l'action civile née d'une infraction
Jacobs, Ann ULg

in Revue Générale de Droit Civil Belge = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk (1999)

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See detailHypoxia-induced activation of HIF-1: role of HIF-1alpha-Hsp90 interaction.
Minet, E.; Mottet, Denis ULg; Michel, G. et al

in FEBS Letters (1999), 460(2), 251-6

The protein chaperone heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is a major regulator of different transcription factors such as MyoD, a basic helix loop helix (bHLH) protein, and the bHLH-Per-aryl hydrocarbon nuclear ... [more ▼]

The protein chaperone heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is a major regulator of different transcription factors such as MyoD, a basic helix loop helix (bHLH) protein, and the bHLH-Per-aryl hydrocarbon nuclear translocator (ARNT)-Sim (PAS) factors Sim and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr). The transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha), involved in the response to hypoxia, also belongs to the bHLH-PAS family. This work was aimed to investigate the putative role of Hsp90 in HIF-1 activation by hypoxia. Using a EGFP-HIF-1alpha fusion protein, co-immunoprecipitation experiments evidenced that the chimeric protein expressed in COS-7 cells interacts with Hsp90 in normoxia but not in hypoxia. We also demonstrated that Hsp90 interacts with the bHLH-PAS domain of HIF-1alpha. Moreover, Hsp90 is not co-translocated with HIF-1alpha into the nucleus. At last, we showed that Hsp90 activity is essential for HIF-1 activation in hypoxia since it is inhibited in the presence of geldanamycin. These results indicate that Hsp90 is a major regulator in HIF-1alpha activation. [less ▲]

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See detailLa loi du 23 novembre 1998 et le nouveau régime des clauses pénales
Biquet, Christine ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux (1999)

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See detailLes adénovirus recombinants comme vecteurs vaccinaux
Gogev, S.; Thiry, Etienne ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1999), 143

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See detailAbbaye de Stavelot : découverte d’une sépulture exceptionnelle
Van den Bossche, Benoît ULg; Lemeunier, Albert ULg; Otte, Marcel ULg et al

in Archeologia : Fouilles et Découvertes (1999), 12

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See detailComparison of performance, water intake and feeding behaviour of weaned pigs fed either pellets or meal
Laitat, Martine ULg; Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Desiron, Alain et al

in Animal Science (1999), 69

Performance, water intake and feeding behaviour of two groups of 30 (trial 1), 40 (trial 2) or 50 (trial 3) weaned pigs offered either pellets ol meal of the same formulation were compared. Average daily ... [more ▼]

Performance, water intake and feeding behaviour of two groups of 30 (trial 1), 40 (trial 2) or 50 (trial 3) weaned pigs offered either pellets ol meal of the same formulation were compared. Average daily weight gains (ADG) were higher for pigs given pellets rather than meal in trials 2 (413 v. 363 g/day P < 0.001) and 3 (356 v. 324 g/day, P < 0.05). Mean daily water intake (DWI) was higher with meal than with pellets but only during trial 1 (2.31 y. 1.65 l/day, P < 0.01). The occupation time (OT) and the number of animals using the feeder simultaneously (N) were higher when pigs were given meal rather than pellets, whatever the animal density: trial 1: 82.6 v. 69.9% (P = 0.05) and 3.8 v. 2.3 (P < 0.01); trial 2: 90.9 v. 77.9% (P > 0.05) and 5.2 v. 3.1 (P < 0.01); trial 3: 96.2 v. 83.6% (P < 0.05) and 5.9 v. 3.8 (P < 0.01). When using pellets, OT and N were always significantly lower during the night than during the day but when using meal in groups of 40 and 50, OT during the night was almost as high as during the day. The greater the group size, the lower were ADG (both diets) and DWI (only with meal) and the higher were OT and N (both diets). Furthermore, significant linens and curvilinear regressions of DWI, OT and N according to time were calculated. In conclusion, pigs need more time to eat meal than to eat pellets. Thus the number of pigs per feeder has to be adapted to the food presentation. Too high number of pigs per feeder impairs feeding behaviour and eventually welfare, by preventing preferential diurnal feeding activity and this may affect productivity [less ▲]

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See detailPeripheral blood stem cell contamination in mantle cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: the case for purging?
Jacquy, Caroline; Lambert, Frédéric ULg; Soree, A. et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (1999), 23(7), 681-6

Intensification using peripheral blood stem cells collected after chemotherapy followed by growth factors is being increasingly investigated as an alternative to conventional chemotherapy for mantle cell ... [more ▼]

Intensification using peripheral blood stem cells collected after chemotherapy followed by growth factors is being increasingly investigated as an alternative to conventional chemotherapy for mantle cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We investigated 14 grades III-IV, t(11;14)-positive cases for contamination of PBSC collected after a polychemotherapy regimen followed by G-CSF. Patients were first treated with a polychemotherapy regimen. There were four CR, seven PR, two refractory and one early death. Seven patients have been transplanted, in whom PBSC were mobilized, using either cyclophosphamide/VP16 or Dexa-BEAM followed by G-CSF. For all patients, whether actually autografted or not, PB cells were tested at the time of regeneration on G-CSF after the first polychemotherapy or after the mobilizing regimen. PCR evaluation of contamination was performed first by a semi-quantitative approach, using serial dilutions of initial DNA, then confirmed using a limiting-dilution analysis. Two patients were not informative (one early death and one without an available molecular marker). PB cells collected at regeneration contained at least one log more lymphoma cells than steady-state blood or marrow, apart from in two cases. Moreover, where a mobilizing treatment diminished tumor burden in the patient, at the same time it increased PB contamination in most cases. We conclude that advanced mantle cell NHL appears to be largely resistant to significant in vivo purging by conventional chemotherapy. Where treatment brings benefits by reducing tumor load, it may at the same time negate it by mobilizing malignant cells into the collections used to intensify. Although the clonogenic potential of this massive infiltration is unknown (only gene marking studies could provide a definitive answer regarding the source of relapses), strategies aimed at reducing the level of contamination in the graft should be considered when designing future protocols. [less ▲]

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See detailUltrastructural methods for nucleic acid detection by immunocytology.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in Progress in Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (1999), 34(2), 87-159

In the present review are summarized recent developments in immunocytochemical detection of nucleic acids in biological materials at the ultrastructural level. Not only the approaches using antibodies to ... [more ▼]

In the present review are summarized recent developments in immunocytochemical detection of nucleic acids in biological materials at the ultrastructural level. Not only the approaches using antibodies to natural nucleic acids are described but also the techniques involving the use of antibodies raised against various nucleotide analogs incorporated beforehand into nucleic acids. Special emphasis is placed on each method's potential and limitations. These methods, combined or not with molecular biotechnology, are powerful tools for studying the structure and function of nucleic acids. They can be used to investigate the distribution and topological organization of DNA and RNA molecules or of specialized within these molecules in the cells. [less ▲]

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See detailDo babies resemble their fathers more than their mothers ? : a failure to replicate Christenfeld and Hill
Brédart, Serge ULg; French, R.

in Evolution and Human Behavior : Official Journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (1999), 20(3), 129-135

Contrary to Christenfeld

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See detailComparison of ventrodorsal and dorsoventral radiographic projections for hip dysplasia diagnosis
Saunders, J.; Godefroid, T.; Snaps, Frédéric ULg et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1999), (145), 109-110

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See detailLeft inferior frontal cortex is involved in probabilistic serial reaction time learning
Peigneux, Philippe ULg; Maquet, Pierre ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg et al

in Brain and Cognition (1999), 40(1), 215-219

Cerebral blood flow was estimated using positron emission tomography and H2O15 infusions in 12 volunteers while they were trained on the probabilistic serial reaction time task developed by Jimenez ... [more ▼]

Cerebral blood flow was estimated using positron emission tomography and H2O15 infusions in 12 volunteers while they were trained on the probabilistic serial reaction time task developed by Jimenez, Mender, and Cleeremans (1996). Participants' reaction rimes to predictable and nonpredictable stimuli showed increasing sensitivity to the: probabilistic constraints set by previous elements of the sequence. Analysis by statistical parametric mapping showed a significant interaction between participants' performance and time effect in the left inferior frontal cortex. Our results provide the first evidence of this cerebral area being involved in the processing of contextual information in a probabilistic sequence learning task. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude rétrospective de l'incidence des troubles nereux rapportés et suspects d'encéphalopathie spongiforme transmissible chez les bovins en Belgique
Saegerman, Claude ULg; Claes, M.; Vanopdenbosch, E. et al

in Epidémiologie et Santé Animale (1999), 35

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See detailHistopathological pattern and humoral immune response to a crude exo-antigen and purified keratinase of Microsporum canis in symptomatic and asymptomatic infected cats.
Mignon, Bernard ULg; Coignoul, Freddy ULg; Leclipteux, T. et al

in Medical Mycology (1999), 37(1), 1-9

In order to understand better the mechanisms involved in the diverse clinical patterns in Microsporum canis-infected cats, the histopathological features were compared in symptomatic and asymptomatic ... [more ▼]

In order to understand better the mechanisms involved in the diverse clinical patterns in Microsporum canis-infected cats, the histopathological features were compared in symptomatic and asymptomatic infected cats. Additionally, the IgG immune response to a crude exo-antigen and purified keratinase of M. canis was studied by ELISA in cats of various clinical and mycological status. Acute and subacute perifolliculitis and folliculitis occurred more frequently in symptomatic than asymptomatic cats. The latter usually displayed signs of chronic inflammation and a marked infiltration of superficial dermis by mast cells, which would suggest that these animals present similarities to chronically dermatophytic humans or animals. When using a crude M. canis antigen, all infected cats were shown to have significantly higher levels of specific IgG when compared to culture negative and mechanical carrier-cats. In these non-infected animals, specific IgG was more frequently detected in adults than in young animals. No difference in anti-crude antigen specific IgG was observed between symptomatic and asymptomatic infected cats, indicating that the presence of IgG is probably unrelated to the clinical status of cats. Anti-keratinase specific IgG was only detected in one of the infected cats. [less ▲]

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See detailRecombinant Production Of The P10(Cks1at) Protein From Arabidopsis Thaliana And C-13 And N-15 Double-Isotopic Enrichment For Nmr Studies
Landrieu, I.; Casteels, P.; Odaert, B. et al

in Protein Expression & Purification (1999), 16(1),

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See detailUne néoplasie colique de cause endocrinienne…
Beckers, Albert ULg

in Médecine et Thérapeutique (1999), 5(2), 153-159

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See detailHistoire de la vallée de l'Euphrate entre le barrage de Teshrine et Karkemish aux IIIe et IIe millénaires av. J. C
Tunca, Önhan ULg; Lacambre, Denis

in Archaeology of the Upper Syrian Euphrates. The Tishrin Dam Area. Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at Barcelona (1999)

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See detailConvergence of High Order Curl-Conforming Finite Elements
Geuzaine, Christophe ULg; Meys, B.; Dular, Patrick ULg et al

in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (1999), 35(3), 1442--1445

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See detailKetoprofen and Phenylbutazone Attenuation of PAF-Induced Lung Inflammation in Calves
Van de Weerdt, ML; Coghe, Joost; Uystepruyst, Christophe et al

in Veterinary Journal (1999), 157(1), 39-49

The purposes of this study were: (1) to investigate which arachidonic acid metabolites contributed to platelet-activating factor (PAF) induced pulmonary dysfunction; and (2) to compare the effect of two ... [more ▼]

The purposes of this study were: (1) to investigate which arachidonic acid metabolites contributed to platelet-activating factor (PAF) induced pulmonary dysfunction; and (2) to compare the effect of two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, phenylbutazone and ketoprofen in a model of PAF-induced reversible lung inflammation in six calves. In placebo and phenylbutazone groups, PAF infusion induced significant dysfunctions in the pattern of breathing, mechanics of breathing and gas exchange. These dysfunctions were prevented by ketoprofen pretreatment, except for the mechanics of breathing which was moderately but significantly altered by the PAF challenge. In all calves, leukotriene (LT) B4 plasma concentrations did not significantly increase above baseline values at any time. Prostaglandin (PG) E2 plasma concentrations showed a minor significant increase in phenylbutazone pretreated calves (55.8 +/- 25.8 pg/mL from 36.7 +/- 16.13 pg/mL). Thromboxane (TX) B2 plasma concentration was significantly increased during PAF challenge in placebo- and phenylbutazone-pretreated groups, but not in ketoprofen-pretreated calves (1580.0 +/- 1370 from 42.7 +/- 10.7 pg/mL; 2340 +/- 477 from 63 +/- 32 pg/mL; and 36.5 +/- 4.12 from 39.3 +/- 12.0 pg/mL, respectively). These data suggest that TXA2 is an important cyclooxygenase metabolite of arachidonic acid produced in response to PAF and that ketoprofen (intramuscular injection, 3 mg/kg) is more effective than phenylbutazone (intramuscular injection, 10 mg/kg) in preventing respiratory dysfunctions induced by the PAF challenge 30 min after drug administration. Ketoprofen did not suppress totally the PAF-induced changes in mechanics of breathing, which suggests that PAF or a secondary release of mediators could have a direct action on airway smooth muscle. [less ▲]

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See detailCytokinin modulates catalase activity and coumarin accumulation in in vitro cultures of tobacco
Petit-Paly, Geneviève; Franck, Thierry ULg; Brisson, Louise et al

in Journal of Plant Physiology (1999), 155(1), 9-15

Cytokinins (CKs) represent an important class of phytohormones particularly known for their antisenescence properties that might be regulated through an effect on the oxidative metabolism. In the present ... [more ▼]

Cytokinins (CKs) represent an important class of phytohormones particularly known for their antisenescence properties that might be regulated through an effect on the oxidative metabolism. In the present work, we demonstrate the effect of CKs on catalase activity in tobacco cultivated in vitro. The catalase activity observed in suspension-cultured cells decreased slightly during the first hour of CK treatment and increased thereafter to double the level detected in untreated cells. In contrast to these results, catalase activity was inhibited in shoot cultures in which the endogenous levels of CK were elevated by the introduction of the isopentenyltransferase gene or by an exogenous feeding of CK to the cultures. Interestingly, this catalase inhibition correlated with an accumulation of scopolin, an inducible coumarin. Taken together, our results show that CK modulates (directly or undirectly) catalase activity. The inverse relationship that was always found between scopolin accumulation and catalase activity is discussed in terms of vitrification and habituation. [less ▲]

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See detailL'accès à la communication scientifique, un concept global
Pochet, Bernard ULg

in Documentation & Bibliothèques (1999), 45(3), 101-105

After the observation of information retrieval behaviors and the use and management of scholarly information it is obvious that we need for information literacy courses. After several years of practice ... [more ▼]

After the observation of information retrieval behaviors and the use and management of scholarly information it is obvious that we need for information literacy courses. After several years of practice, research and reflexion quickly described, and an overview of the literature the author suggest to think scientific communication as a whole and to consider the student and researcher both as a user and as author. The article defines this whole conception of scientific communication and gives as an example a information literacy course based on this principle, making the bet that learning of scientific culture and the world of science communication must be part of the same draft training. [less ▲]

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See detailComparing global models of terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP): analysis of the seasonal atmospheric CO2 signal
Nemry, B.; François, Louis ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Global Change Biology (1999), 5(Suppl. 1), 65-76

Eight terrestrial biospheric models (TBMs) calculating the monthly distributions of both net primary productivity (NPP) and soil heterotrophic respiration (R-H) in the Potsdam NPP Model Intercomparison ... [more ▼]

Eight terrestrial biospheric models (TBMs) calculating the monthly distributions of both net primary productivity (NPP) and soil heterotrophic respiration (R-H) in the Potsdam NPP Model Intercomparison workshop are used to simulate seasonal patterns of atmospheric CO2 concentration. For each model, we used net ecosystem productivity (NEP=NPP-R-H) as the source function in the TM2 atmospheric transport model from the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology. Comparing the simulated concentration fields with detrended measurements from 25 monitoring stations spread over the world, we found that the decreasing seasonal amplitude from north to south is rather well reproduced by all the models, though the amplitudes are slightly too low in the north. The agreement between the simulated and observed seasonality is good in the northern hemisphere, but poor in the southern hemisphere, even when the ocean is accounted for. Based on a Fourier analysis of the calculated zonal atmospheric signals, tropical NEP plays a key role in the seasonal cycle of the atmospheric CO2 in the whole southern hemisphere. The relatively poor match between measured and predicted atmospheric CO2 in this hemisphere suggests problems with all the models. The simulation of water relations, a dominant regulator of NEP in the tropics, is a leading candidate for the source of these problems. [less ▲]

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See detail“La Destruction fut ma Béatrice”. Mallarmé ou l’implosion poétique
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Revue d'Histoire Littéraire de la France (1999), 3

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See detailL’utilisation du fluor dans la thérapeutique de l’ostéoporose
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Synoviale (1999), 81

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See detailEvolution of organic debris and palynomorph preservation in two late middle Frasnian sections, southern Dinant Synclinorium border, Belgium
Vanguestaine, M.; Pardo-Trujillo, A.; Coen-Aubert, M. et al

in Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana (1999), 38(2-3), 317-330

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See detailEtude du role de Clostridium perfringens dans l'entérotoxémie bovine
Manteca, Christophe; Daube, Georges ULg; Mainil, Jacques ULg

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1999), 154(6, Pt 2),

Bovine enterotoxaemia is an acute to peracute syndrome occurring mainly in calves and characterized by the sudden or very rapid death of the calf, with colics, convulsions and nervous disorders as ... [more ▼]

Bovine enterotoxaemia is an acute to peracute syndrome occurring mainly in calves and characterized by the sudden or very rapid death of the calf, with colics, convulsions and nervous disorders as clinical signs, if any. The most pronounced lesion is a necrohaemorrhagic enteritis of the jejunum, the ileum, and sometimes the colon. Suckling beef calves are the most frequently affected ones. In 67% of the 78 field cases investigated, some kind of stress was observed 24 to 36 hours prior to the death: change in diet or pasture, vaccination... The most frequently isolated bacteria, and the one isolated in highest numbers, was non-sporulated non-enterotoxigenic toxinotype A Clostridium perfringens. Reproduction of the lesions was successful in a ligated intestinal loop assay in one calf with a few of these strains, more especially with one of them, which was shown later to produce another recently described toxin, the beta 2 toxin. A role for this beta 2 toxin in bovine enterotoxaemia is thus speculated for future research. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantitative palynology of Famennian events in the Ardenne-Rhine Regions.
Streel, Maurice ULg

in Abhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt (1999), 54

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See detailGEQUAC, an excess Gibbs energy model describing associating and non-associating liquid mixtures by a new model concept for functional groups
Egner, Katja; Gaube, Johann; Pfennig, Andreas ULg

in Fluid Phase Equilibria (1999), 158(381-389),

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See detailCompte-rendu de Richard Cobb-Stevens, Husserl et la philosophie analytique
Leclercq, Bruno ULg

in Recherches Husserliennes (1999), 12

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See detailStudy of the mechanism of direct laser desorption/ionisation for some small organic molecules (M < 400 daltons)
Benazouz, M.; Hakim, B.; Debrun, J. L. et al

in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry : RCM (1999), 13(23), 2302-2304

Aspects of direct laser desorption/ionisation have been studied for three molecules, aminotriazole (positive ion), dinoterb and ioxynil (negative ion). The samples are deposited on metallic substrates ... [more ▼]

Aspects of direct laser desorption/ionisation have been studied for three molecules, aminotriazole (positive ion), dinoterb and ioxynil (negative ion). The samples are deposited on metallic substrates, and a nitrogen laser is used for desorption/ionisation; ion yields are measured with a time-of-flight mass spectrometer, Previous work had shown that ion yields can strongly vary from one substrate to another, and that this variation does not reflect the (calculated) metal surface temperatures. New results obtained in this work indicate that the desorption/ionisation mechanism is linked to the physical state of the substrate surface. Copyright (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailHigh Prevalence of Low Femoral Bone Mineral Density in Elderly Women Living in Nursing Homes or Community-Dwelling: A Plausible Role of Increased Parathyroid Hormone Secretion
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Deroisy, Rita ULg; Pirenne, H. et al

in Osteoporosis International (1999), 9(2), 121-8

The present study was designed to visit elderly women living in nursing homes and to compare their femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) and circulating levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and 25-OH ... [more ▼]

The present study was designed to visit elderly women living in nursing homes and to compare their femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) and circulating levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and 25-OH vitamin D (25-OHD) with those of subjects living at home, in the immediate vicinity of the nursing homes. Of 1483 women, aged 70 years and older, who were selected, 993 agreed to participate in this trial. Their femoral neck BMD (n = 993) was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, with a specific device installed in a mobile truck. The circulating levels of 25-OHD and PTH were assessed after an overnight fast (n = 748). After stratification for age, there were no significant differences in mean femoral neck BMD values, prevalence of femoral neck osteoporosis, mean serum 25-OHD and prevalence of absolute or relative 25-OHD deficiency between the two groups. Serum levels of PTH were significantly higher in women over 80 years old living in nursing homes, compared with the community-dwelling women. After adjustment for age, a significant relation was found between femoral neck BMD and PTH levels in the whole population (p = 0.004) and in community-dwelling subjects (p = 0.039). When stratifying our population by quartiles of serum PTH values, the odds ratios for femoral neck osteoporosis were significantly increased for the top two quartiles compared with the lowest one both before (p = 0.00146) and after (p = 0.0013) adjustment for age and type of housing. From this study we conclude that femoral osteoporosis is largely underestimated in European women. Living in a nursing home is not, per se, a risk factor for decreased femoral BMD, and circulating PTH levels are a key determinant of low femoral bone density and osteoporosis. [less ▲]

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See detailThe incorporation of a non-natural amino acid (aza-tryptophan) may help to crystallize a protein and to solve its crystal structure. Application to bacteriophage lambda lysozyme.
Evrard, Christine ULg; Fastrez, Jacques; Declercq, Jean-Paul

in Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Crystallography (1999), D55

Until now, wild-type bacteriophage lambda lysozyme had been impossible to crystallize. This difficulty could be overcome by the replacement of the four tryptophan residues by azatryptophans. Analysis of ... [more ▼]

Until now, wild-type bacteriophage lambda lysozyme had been impossible to crystallize. This difficulty could be overcome by the replacement of the four tryptophan residues by azatryptophans. Analysis of the intermolecular and intramolecular contacts in this modification allows understanding of the differences in behaviour between the native and modified molecules. Furthermore, this mutation was very useful for the creation of new heavy-atom binding sites and for the solution of the non-crystallographic symmetry, which is extremely important for phase improvement. This procedure seems to be generally applicable, at least in the search for new possibilities for heavy-atom binding sites. [less ▲]

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See detailGezelle, mens en onmens
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Gezelliana. Kroniek van de Gezellestudie (1999)

This article reflects on how the work of the reactionary 19th-century Flemish poet Guido Gezelle can be 'saved' through innovative rereadings.

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See detailDetermination of Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein concentrations in sheep: a retrospective study
Gajewski, Zdzislaw; Beckers, Jean-François ULg; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg et al

in Advances in Cell Biology (1999), 26(Supplement 12), 89-96

This study is carried out to determine ovine pregnancy associated glycoprotein (oPAG) levels in the serum of Berrichone ewes throughout gestation and the first month post partum. The levels were ... [more ▼]

This study is carried out to determine ovine pregnancy associated glycoprotein (oPAG) levels in the serum of Berrichone ewes throughout gestation and the first month post partum. The levels were determinated with heterologous RIA using bovine PAG as standard and tracer and rabbit antiserum against oPAG. The level of oPAG increased from the 4th week of pregnancy till 12-13th week and decreased slowly till 17th week, when increased rapidly and reached the highest level (around 600-700 ng/ml). In the sheep carrying twins, we observed higher levels of oPAG than in the uniparous sheep. After lambing, oPAG decreased rapidly in 4 week to basal values. The oPAG concentrations in the animals carrying twins was higher when comparised to single lamb. We concluded that the oPAG level depends on the number of lambs and term of pregnancy. The estimation of oPAG concentrations in the blood can be used as a indicator for pregnancy diagnosis. [less ▲]

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See detailLes aliments industriels chez les carnivores domestiques : I. Caractéristiques et développement du secteur des aliments "Premium"
Derua, N.; Istasse, Louis ULg; Diez, Marianne ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1999), 143

The petfood industry is developping considerably over the last years. Nowadays commercial pet foods are used to a larger extent than home made diets. New types of pet foods as premium or super-premium ... [more ▼]

The petfood industry is developping considerably over the last years. Nowadays commercial pet foods are used to a larger extent than home made diets. New types of pet foods as premium or super-premium appeared in order to meet more closely the requirements of dogs and cats and the wishes of their owners. The present paper aims to describe the different forms of pet foods along with their main characteristics. The major trends of petfood market, the concept of premium foods and their characteristics will also be presented. Finally, palatability tests and digestibility trials will be explained. [less ▲]

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See detailFeasibility of scintigraphy in exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage detection and quantification: preliminary studies.
Votion, Dominique ULg; Roberts, C. A.; Marlin, D. J. et al

in Equine Veterinary Journal. Supplement (1999), 30

We hypothesised that scintigraphic imaging of the lungs following injection of 99mTc labelled red blood cells (99mTc-RBC) in the exercising horse might enable exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH ... [more ▼]

We hypothesised that scintigraphic imaging of the lungs following injection of 99mTc labelled red blood cells (99mTc-RBC) in the exercising horse might enable exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH) quantification. Ideally, to favour detection of bleeding, circulating 99mTc-RBC not involved in the haemorrhage should be removed from the circulation quickly. Altering RBC during labelling to stimulate splenic uptake of 99mTc-RBC may encourage this. In order to investigate this hypothesis, 99mTc-RBC distribution was followed for 1 h in 2 groups of horses. Group 1 was injected i.v., at rest, with radioactive nondenatured RBC (99mTc-NDRBC); Group 2 received labelled RBC partly denatured by heating (99mTc-HDRBC). In Group 2, splenic uptake was higher at all times and radioactivity in the lung was proportionally higher and decreased less quickly than in Group 1. Hence, the time-consuming 99mTc-HDRBC labelling technique did not demonstrate any advantage over the easier 99mTc-NDRBC labelling procedure. Additionally, the feasibility of scintigraphic visualisation of a small amount of pulmonary bleeding was confirmed with the following trial: using an endoscope, a radioactive solution mimicking 50 ml of bleeding was deposited at the usual site of EIPH in a live horse. The radioactivity recorded in that area was compared to the one obtained in the same region in Group 1 and 2. The activity measured 20 min post endoscopy corresponded to 33% of the activity obtained in Group 1 vs. 8% in Group 2 at that timing. Once again, there was no advantage of using 99mTc-HDRBC vs. 99mTc-NDRBC. These results demonstrated that small amounts of bleeding might potentially be detected with scintigraphy; they also suggest that the limiting factor for detecting small amounts of bleeding may be the level of lung background radioactivity. [less ▲]

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See detailH-1-N-15 HMQC for the identification of metal-bound histidines in Cd-113-substituted Bacillus cereus zinc beta-lactamase
Damblon, Christian ULg; Prosperi, Christelle ULg; Lian, L. Y. et al

in Journal of the American Chemical Society (1999), 121(49), 11575-11576

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See detailDirective beam expansions for the generalized multipole technique
V Sabariego, Ruth ULg; Landesa, Luis; Obelleiro, Fernando

in Microwave & Optical Technology Letters (1999), 22(6), 382-387

In recent years, the generalized multipole technique (GMT) and other fictitious source methods have been widely used to solve electromagnetic scattering problems. Nevertheless, these methods have been ... [more ▼]

In recent years, the generalized multipole technique (GMT) and other fictitious source methods have been widely used to solve electromagnetic scattering problems. Nevertheless, these methods have been shown to be very sensitive to the source locations, and often produce ill-conditioned matrix systems. The current approach suggests a kind of synthesized directive expansion to reduce the dependence on the source locations, the condition number of the impedance matrix, and the number of unknowns. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of YKL165c a new essential gene of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Delbecq, Xavier; Godrie, Thérèse ULg; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1999), 107

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See detailThe first successful crystallization of a prokaryotic extremely thermophilic outer surface layer glycoprotein
Evrard, Christine ULg; Declercq, Jean-Paul; Debaerdemaeker, Tony et al

in Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1999), 214

Methanothermus fervidus belongs to the group of hyperthermophilic Archaea. The Archaea comprise organisms that live under environmental extremes. like high temperature, low pH value or high salt ... [more ▼]

Methanothermus fervidus belongs to the group of hyperthermophilic Archaea. The Archaea comprise organisms that live under environmental extremes. like high temperature, low pH value or high salt concentration. The outer surface of the pseudomurein sacculi of the cells of Methanothermus fervidus is covered by glycoprotein subunits (S-Iayer) directly exposed to the extreme environment. The elucidation of the crystal structure of this surface glycoprotein may provide important information on the survival strategies of these unusual micro-organisms. Before our investigations neither three-dimensional crystals have been obtained nor X-ray analyses were performed. Only electron microscopic and computer image enhancement techniques have been applied to obtain structural information from crystalline two-dimensional S-layer sheets. We describe here the successful crystallization of this surface glycoprotein under microgravity conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailLes agents antiplaquettaires en chirurgie vasculaire périphérique
VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg; DAVID, Jean-Louis ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54(2), 109-17

Prescription of platelet inhibitors after arterial surgery is common use. The major concern of the vascular surgeon is to maintain patency of arterial reconstructions. Major causes of graft failure or ... [more ▼]

Prescription of platelet inhibitors after arterial surgery is common use. The major concern of the vascular surgeon is to maintain patency of arterial reconstructions. Major causes of graft failure or arterial thrombosis are the non-thromboresistant nature of the grafts and of the endarterectomised or balloon-dilated surfaces, restenosis due to intimal hyperplasia and progression of atherosclerotic disease in in- or outflow vessels. Platelet adhesion and intimal injury are the primary causes in both processes of graft thrombosis and intimal hyperplasia. To understand how antiplatelet drugs can interfere with these processes, a brief review of platelet function, and of the main platelet inhibitors (aspirin, dypiridamole, ticlopidine) is given. The pathophysiology of intimal hyperplasia is discussed. From clinical trials of peripheral vascular surgery or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with or without periprocedural antiplatelet therapy, it appears that platelet inhibitors reduce early failure rate by 50% (thrombosis rate at one year reduced from 40 to 20%). There is also evidence that antiplatelet drugs allow to slow down the progression of the atherosclerotic degenerative process in the outflow vessels and in other vascular territories. For the polyvascular patients with charged passed history, platelet inhibitors reduce the risk of myocardial or cerebral infarction by 30% (secondary prevention). Today, there is a general consensus that antiplatelet drugs, started the day before the procedure, are beneficial for early and late patency of peripheral vascular reconstructions (carotid endarterectomy, infrainguinal bypass grafts or endovascular procedures). [less ▲]

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See detailAutomated Sample Preparation Techniques for the Determination of Drug Enantiomers in Biological Fluids Using Liquid Chromatography with Chiral Stationary Phases
Ceccato, Attilio ULg; Toussaint, B.; Chiap, Patrice ULg et al

in Enantiomer (1999), 4(3-4), 305-15

The determination of drug enantiomers has become of prime importance in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis. Liquid chromatography (LC) is one of the most frequently used techniques for ... [more ▼]

The determination of drug enantiomers has become of prime importance in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis. Liquid chromatography (LC) is one of the most frequently used techniques for achieving the separation and quantitation of the enantiomers of drug compounds. In the bioanalytical field, the integrated systems present an interesting alternative to time-consuming sample preparation techniques such as liquid-liquid extraction. Solid phase extraction (SPE) on disposable cartridges, dialysis or column switching are sample preparation techniques that can be fully automated and applied to enantioselective analysis in biological fluids. The selection of the most appropriate LC mode and chiral stationary phase for enantioseparations in bioanalysis is discussed and some aspects of these automated sample preparation procedures are compared, such as selectivity, detectability, elution of the analytes from the extraction sorbent, sample volume and analyte stability. [less ▲]

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See detailEnquête sur le "pouvoir thérapeutique" des dauphins
Servais, Véronique ULg

in Recherches en Communication (1999), 12

Do dolphins have a "therapeutic power?". We devised an experimental study to test the hypothesis that interacting with dolphins improves the learning in autistic children. The ambiguous results suggest ... [more ▼]

Do dolphins have a "therapeutic power?". We devised an experimental study to test the hypothesis that interacting with dolphins improves the learning in autistic children. The ambiguous results suggest that the "therapeutic effect" of animals are very sensitive to the experimental setting designed to demonstrate them. They tend to disappear in very stricly controlled conditions. The study also shows that the hypothesis that talk about "therapeutic effect" of animals are formally analogous to the magical talks about dolphin's "power to heal". [less ▲]

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See detailThe long-term cytoskeletal rearrangement induced by rabbit enteropathogenic Escherichia coli is Esp-dependent but intimin-independent
Nougayrède, J. P.; Marchès, O.; Boury, M. et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1999), 31

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See detailNumerical simulation of compacting process of a multi-stepped part – Comparison with experiments
Mosbah, P.; Shima, S.; Habraken, Anne ULg et al

in Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (1999), 46

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See detailModélisation spatiale de la sélection de l'habitat chez le Blaireau européen (Meles meles) au moyen d'un Système d'Information Géographique.
Vanhalle, L.; Defourny, P.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Cahiers des Réserves Naturelles -Rnob (1999), 13

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See detailDélégation par abandon ; approche psychologique
Born, Michel ULg

in Les politiques sociales (1999), 3-4

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See detailPregnancy Associated Glycoproteins in Ruminants: Inactive Members of the Aspartic Proteinase Family
Beckers, Jean-François ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; Garbayo, J. M. et al

in Acta Veterinaria Hungarica (1999), 47(4), 461-9

The Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs) presented in this paper are largely expressed in the ruminant placenta. These proteins are classified as probably inactive members of the aspartic proteinase ... [more ▼]

The Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs) presented in this paper are largely expressed in the ruminant placenta. These proteins are classified as probably inactive members of the aspartic proteinase family. Pepsinogen, renin, cathepsin E [less ▲]

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