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See detailThe early stages of photosystem II assembly monitored by measurements of fluorescence lifetime, fluorescence induction and isoelectric focusing of chlorophyll-proteins in barley etiochloroplasts
MysliwaKurdziel, B.; Barthelemy, X.; Strzalka, K. et al

in Plant & Cell Physiology (1997), 38(11), 1187-1196

The relationship between functional and structural aspects of PSII formation during greening of etiolated barley leaves has been investigated using fluorescence life-time measurements, fluorescence ... [more ▼]

The relationship between functional and structural aspects of PSII formation during greening of etiolated barley leaves has been investigated using fluorescence life-time measurements, fluorescence kinetics analysis and analysis of chlorophyll-protein complexes by IEF-PAGE, Two phases of different character could be distinguished in the course of the greening process in dark-grown plants, An early phase covering the first 3-4 h after the onset of illumination and a late phase covering the subsequent greening, During the first phase the formation of PSII reaction centers and their minor antenna components was observed as manifested by the IEF-PAGE polypeptide pattern, This was accompanied by shortening of the slow and middle components of the fluorescence lifetime, as well as by the rapid drop in the amplitude of the slow component, A room temperature emission band at 676 nm was associated with uncoupled chlorophyll and with the slow fluorescence lifetime component during the first hours of greening. During the late greening phase peripheral light-harvesting complexes of PSII were formed concomitantly to an increase in lifetime and amplitude of the fast component and to a further decrease in the lifetime of the middle component, The gradual increase in PSII complexity during both phases of greening was also manifested by changes in proportion and kinetic properties of PSIIalpha and PSIIbeta units. Similar changes in fluorescence lifetime components as in the late greening of dark-grown plants were also observed in intermittent-light plants during continuous greening associated with the development of PSII antenna. The relationships between fluorescence lifetime characteristics and development of PSII are discussed in terms of a stepwise mechanism invoving a first step of Chl integration into small size PSII units followed by progressive increase of antenna size. [less ▲]

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien V. Effets sur le métabolisme glucidique. Application dans le traitement du diabète
Diez, Marianne ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

Some dietary fibres are characterized by hypoglycaemic and hypoinsulinemic effects in humans and in carnivores. At present, these properties are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus in both species ... [more ▼]

Some dietary fibres are characterized by hypoglycaemic and hypoinsulinemic effects in humans and in carnivores. At present, these properties are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus in both species. Finally, the dietary treatment of the diabetic dog is presented with a particular emphasis on the use of dietary fibres. [less ▲]

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See detailLinear Benard-Marangoni instability in rigid circular containers
Dauby, Pierre ULg; Lebon, Georgy ULg; Bouhy, E.

in Physical Review. E : Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics (1997), 56(1), 520-530

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See detailLes différents vaccins disponibles contre la rhinotrachéite infectieuse bovine
Thiry, Etienne ULg; Lemaire, Mylène; Schynts, Frédéric et al

in Bulletin des Groupements Techniques Vétérinaires (1997), 4B

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See detailMeedogenloze schoonheid. De laatste gedichten van Paul van Ostaijen en Hans Faverey
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Spiegel der Letteren (1997), 39(2), 183-203

This article reads two poems by Paul van Ostaijen and Hans Faverey, and goes on to demonstrate that both can be considered to be the fruit of an aesthetics of the sublime.

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See detailSignes cliniques et diagnostic des tumeurs de la cavité nasale chez le chien: une analyse de 81 cas.
Clercx, Cécile ULg; Peeters, Dominique ULg; Gilbert, S. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

The paper describes clinical signs and diagnosis in 81 cases of intranasal tumors n the dog, examined at the Small Animal Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liege (1990-1995 ... [more ▼]

The paper describes clinical signs and diagnosis in 81 cases of intranasal tumors n the dog, examined at the Small Animal Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liege (1990-1995). Recent diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options are discussed. The most frequently encountered signs included a decreased or absence of unilateral air passage, observed in 78 cases (96%), and hemorrhagic discharge, observed in 65 cases (80%). Histopathology identified 2 benign and 79 malignant tumors, 57 epithelial and 22 mesenchymatous, including 2 lymphomas. In 74 cases, rhinoscopy identified an intranasal neoplastic mass; in the 7 remaining cases, tissular material of undetermined nature was observed, and histology of biospsied material confirmed the neoplastic nature. The time interval between the diagnosis and the death of the animal (spontaneous or by euthanasia) was longer in dogs with an intranasal sarcoma (mean time interval of 7 months) than in dogs with an intranasal carcinoma (mean time interval of 3 months). [less ▲]

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See detailESRA guidelines for the use of epidural opioids
Aguilar, J. L.; Benhamou, D.; Bonnet, F. et al

in International Monitor on Regional Anaesthesia (1997), 9

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See detailEtude morphométrique du sabot et du petit sésamoïde du cheval
Gabriel, Annick ULg; Detilleux, J.; Jolly, S. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 147

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See detailPrognostic factors in urothelial renal pelvis and ureter tumors: A multicenter Rare Cancer Network study
Ozsahin, Mahmut; Zouhair, Abderrahim; Villà, S. et al

in International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics (1997), 3(2(supp)), 290

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See detailHarm avoidance dimension of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire and serotonin-1A activity in depressed patients.
Hansenne, Michel ULg; Pitchot, William ULg; Moreno, A. G. et al

in Biological Psychiatry (1997), 42(10), 959-61

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See detailHepatocyte transplantation prolongs survival and prevent development of brain edema in pigs with ischemic liver failure
Arkadopoulos, N.; Chen, S.; Khalili, T. et al

in Surgical Forum (1997), 44

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See detailFoaming properties of a natural cyclic lipoheptapeptide belonging to a special class of amphiphilic molecules
Razafindralambo, Hary ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg; Baniel, A. et al

in Food Hydrocolloids (1997), 11(1), 59-62

The foaming properties of surfactin, a natural cyclic lipoheptapeptide from Bacillus subtilis, were investigated in comparison and in association with those of bovine serum albumin (BSA). An apparatus ... [more ▼]

The foaming properties of surfactin, a natural cyclic lipoheptapeptide from Bacillus subtilis, were investigated in comparison and in association with those of bovine serum albumin (BSA). An apparatus combining bubbling, optical and conductimetric methods was used to study continuously foam formation and stability in terms of the quantity and density of foam. The increase in surfactin concentration from 0.05 to 0.2 mg/ml had little effect on its foaming capacity, measured by the bubbling time to produce the required foam volume, but improved the foam maximum density significantly. Surfactin produced foam with higher maximum density and stability, and forms more regular and smaller bubbles than BSA. In addition, a synergistic effect was observed on the stability of liquid in foam prepared with a mixture of 50:50 surfactin/BSA. The liquid half-life of BSA foam was enhanced up to 40% when surfactin was added to the solution. [less ▲]

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See detailDensity-functional theory of polar insulators
Gonze, X.; Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Godby, R. W.

in Physical Review Letters (1997), 78(2), 294-297

We examine the density-functional theory of macroscopic insulators, obtained in the large-cluster limit or under periodic boundary conditions. For polar crystals, we find that the two procedures are not ... [more ▼]

We examine the density-functional theory of macroscopic insulators, obtained in the large-cluster limit or under periodic boundary conditions. For polar crystals, we find that the two procedures are not equivalent. In a large-cluster case, the exact exchange-correlation potential acquires a homogeneous ''electric field'' which is absent from the usual local approximations, and the Kohn-Sham electronic system becomes metallic. With periodic boundary conditions, such a field ist forbidden, and the polarization deduced from Kohn-Sham wave functions is incorrect even if the exact functional is used. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermination of radiative lifetimes of neutral sulphur by time-resolved three-photon VUV laser spectroscopy
Berzinsh, U.; Caiyan, L.; Zerne, R. et al

in Physical Review. A : General Physics (1997), 55

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See detailL'abord coelioscopique des pheochromocytomes est-il acceptable? Reflexions a propos d'une etude prospective de 6 cas personnels.
Hamoir, Etienne ULg; Defechereux, Thierry ULg; Nguyen Dang, Delphine ULg et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie (1997), 58(1), 65-74

Today, laparoscopy is for us the technique of choice for approaching presumed benign adrenal tumors. With regards to pheochromocytoma however, two major questions must be addressed. First, is it ... [more ▼]

Today, laparoscopy is for us the technique of choice for approaching presumed benign adrenal tumors. With regards to pheochromocytoma however, two major questions must be addressed. First, is it acceptable to resect potentially multifocal tumors with such a targeted approach? Second, can peroperative hemodynamic changes be anticipated and controlled by the anesthetist, taking into account the additional effects of pneumoperitoneum and catecholamine release on the cardiovascular system? The present prospective study attempts to answer these two questions. From November 1993 to November 1995 we operated on four women and two men, with ages ranging from 33 to 71 years (mean of 47) and a mean Body Mass Index of 25 kg/m2 (range 17-35). Four patients were assigned ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) physical status 2, one grade 1 and one grade 3. Comprehensive preoperative work-up, including a CT scan and an I131 MIBG Scan in all, a C11 Hydroxyephedrine PET Scan in 4 and a MRI in one patient, showed a solitary lesion in each case. There were four right-sided and two left-sided tumors, ranging from 30 to 60 mm in diameter. Laparoscopy was always performed transperitoneally. Systemic and pulmonary hemodynamics were thoroughly assessed. Epinephrin and norepinephrin concentrations were measured at the 10 key-time of surgery. Use of continuous intravenous infusion of nicardipine allowed tight control of hemodynamics despite impressive increases in circulating catecholamines. The mean operative time was 76 minutes (range 59-130). Blood loss was minimal. We observed neither mortality nor morbidity. Mean hospital stay ranged from 3 to 13 days (median = 3). All patients are normotensive without drug after a follow-up of 9 to 33 months. In conclusion, we think that laparoscopic removal of selected cases of pheochromocytoma may be performed safely from both the hemodynamical and oncological standpoints. [less ▲]

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See detailVaccinia virus immune evasion
Smith, G. L.; Symons, J. A.; Khanna, A. et al

in Immunological Reviews (1997), 159

Vaccinia virus and other poxviruses express a wide variety of proteins which are nonessential for virus replication in culture but help the virus to evade the host response to infection. Examples include ... [more ▼]

Vaccinia virus and other poxviruses express a wide variety of proteins which are nonessential for virus replication in culture but help the virus to evade the host response to infection. Examples include proteins which oppose apoptosis. Synthesise steroids, capture chemokines, counteract complement, interfere with interferon and intercept interleukins. This review provides an overview of such proteins, with an emphasis on work from our laboratory, and illustrates how the study of these proteins can increase our understanding of virus pathogenesis, the function of the immune system and how to make safer and more immunogenic poxvirus-based vaccines. [less ▲]

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See detailDidactique du latin et observation statistique
Denooz, Joseph ULg

in Euphrosyne (1997)

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See detailFungal contamination in barley and Kashin-Beck disease in Tibet
Chasseur, Camille; Suetens, Carl; Nolard, Nicole et al

in Lancet (1997), 350

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See detailExpérimentation médicale sur l'être humain. Propositions pour un cadre législatif.
Palermini, Patricia ULg; Delfosse, Marie-Luce

in Revue de Droit de la Santé = Tijdschrift voor Gezondheidsrecht (1997), (5), 333-344

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See detailIntegrator forwarding : a new recursive nonlinear robust design
Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg; Jankovic, M.; Kokotovic, Petar V.

in Automatica (1997), 33(5), 979-984

We consider the global stabilization of nonlinear systems in strict feedforward form. We show that these systems, while not feedback linearizable, can be (globally) transformed by feedback and ... [more ▼]

We consider the global stabilization of nonlinear systems in strict feedforward form. We show that these systems, while not feedback linearizable, can be (globally) transformed by feedback and diffeomorphism into a lower-triangular form. The transformation is explicit and recursive. We employ this transformation to design a globally stabilizing controller with optimality properties and an input-to-state stability property with respect to matched uncertainties. [less ▲]

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See detailPolymorphous light eruption-like lesions on sun-protected injection sites of recombinant IFN-alpha-2b
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg; Letawe, C. et al

in Journal of Dermatological Treatment (1997), 8(4), 285

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See detailExploitation of trispecific hybrids to introgress the glandless seed and glanded plant trait of Gossypium sturtianum Willis into G. hirsutum L.
Mergeai, Guy ULg; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg; Vroh Bi, I.

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1997), 1(4),

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See detailRésultats à une enquête internationale en mathématiques
Monseur, Christian ULg

in Mathématiques & pédagogie (1997), 114

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See detailBeam-laser measurements and relativistic Hartree-Fock calculations of the lifetimes of the 3d94p levels in Cu II
Pinnington, E. H.; Rieger, G.; Kernahan, J. A. et al

in Canadian Journal of Physics (1997), 75

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See detailApplication of canonical transformation with missing values to multitrait evaluation of Jersey type
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Wiggans, G. R.; Wright, J. R. et al

in Journal of Dairy Science (1997), 80(10), 2563-2571

A multitrait animal model was used to calculate predicted transmitting ability and reliabilities for final score and 15 linear type traits of 225,632 US Jersey cows. Records were adjusted for age and ... [more ▼]

A multitrait animal model was used to calculate predicted transmitting ability and reliabilities for final score and 15 linear type traits of 225,632 US Jersey cows. Records were adjusted for age and stage of lactation before analysis. The model contained effects for interactions of herd and date scored; year scored, parity, and age; and herd and sire; effects of permanent environment and additive genetics were also included. Of the 381,511 records included, some observations were missing for final score (8%), body depth (43%), and teat length (33%). The evaluation system used a canonical transformation, included several random effects, and estimated missing values with each iteration. Inbreeding was considered in the computations. Convergence was achieved in approximately 50 rounds of iteration. Correlations between animal and sire model predicted transmitting ability ranged from 0.56 to 0.95 and generally were higher for bulls than for cows and for more recent birth years. Genetic trend was strongly positive for dairy form, final score, and rear udder traits (height and width) and negative for udder depth. For other traits, genetic trend was small. This methodology should improve the accuracy of genetic evaluations for type traits of US Jerseys. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de L.C. Youtie, P. Michigan 17. The Michigan Medical Codex (P. Mich. 758 = P. Mich. inv. 21), Atlanta, 1996 (American Studies in Papyrology, 35)
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Chronique d'Egypte : Bulletin Périodique de la Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (1997), 72

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See detailJustinien et la langue latine. A propos d'un prétendu oracle rendu à Romulus d'après Jean le Lydien
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Byzantinische Zeitschrift (1997), 90(2), 413-415

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois, A propos d'un cas de myelinolyse centropontique chez un éthylique chronique
Lebrun, F.; Lambermont, Bernard ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(1), 7-11

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See detailRheinische Wortgeographie. Karten des Rheinischen Wörterbuchs und ihre computative Auswertung. Teil II
Möller, Robert ULg

in Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter (1997), 61

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See detailEngraissement du taurillon Blanc-Bleu belge
Minet, Vincent; Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg; Raskin, Pascale et al

in Agricontact (1997), 291

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See detailExpression of insulin-related peptides in the human thymus
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in International Diabetes Monitor (1997), 9

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See detailThe state of stress near the Mendocino triple Junction from inversion of earthquake focal mechanism
Schwartz, S. Y.; Hubert, Aurelia ULg

in Geophysical Research Letters (1997), 23

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See detailSurveillance des états hypertensifs sévères
Brichant, Jean-François ULg

in Gunaïkeia (1997), 2

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See detailDevelopment of a positron emission tomography radiopharmaceutical for imaging thymidine kinase gene expression : Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of 9-{3-[18F] Fluoro-1-hydroxy-2-propoxymethyl guanine
Monclus, Michel; Luxen, André ULg; Cool, Vincent et al

in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters (1997), 7(14), 1879-1882

9-[(3-fluoro-1-hydroxy-2-propoxy)methyl]guanine (FHPG) 2 has been labeled with fluorine-18 and evaluated in vitro as a potential radiotracer for mapping gene expression in vivo with positron emission ... [more ▼]

9-[(3-fluoro-1-hydroxy-2-propoxy)methyl]guanine (FHPG) 2 has been labeled with fluorine-18 and evaluated in vitro as a potential radiotracer for mapping gene expression in vivo with positron emission tomography (PET). [less ▲]

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See detailBovine preantral follicles and activin: immunohistochemistry for activin and activin receptor and the effect of bovine activin A in vitro
Hulshof, S. C. J.; Figueiredo, J. R.; Beckers, Jean-François ULg et al

in Theriogenology (1997), 48

Activin was originally isolated from follicular fluid as a factor stimulating FSH from the pituitary. Recent studies also suggest a local role for activin in the development of preantral and early antral ... [more ▼]

Activin was originally isolated from follicular fluid as a factor stimulating FSH from the pituitary. Recent studies also suggest a local role for activin in the development of preantral and early antral follicles. In the present study, activin and activin receptor immunoreactivity are shown in oocyte and granulosa cells of bovine preantal follicles. In addition, activin immunoreactivity was observed in the theca of secondary follicles. In addition, activin preantral follicles, activin increased follicular growth and granulosa cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner. This increase was further stimulated by addition of FSH. In conclusion, activin and its receptor are present on bovine follicles, and additional activin stimulates development of those follicles. [less ▲]

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See detailMesures d'incitation en faveur de la conservation de la diversite genetique en matiere agricole. 2. Analyse des mesures agri-environnementales belges.
Lepoivre, Philippe ULg; Baltus, Carine

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1997), 1(3), 187-195

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See detailSympathetic modulation of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in intact dogs
Brimioulle, Serge; Vachiéry, Jean-Luc; Brichant, Jean-François ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Research (1997), 34

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See detailTrois ivoires médiévaux au Musée de l’Oeuvre Notre-Dame à Strasbourg
Van den Bossche, Benoît ULg

in Cahiers Alsaciens d’Archéologie, d’Art et d’Histoire (1997), XL

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See detailTiming effect of combined radioimmunotherapy and radiotherapy on a human solid tumor in nude mice.
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Lin-Quan, Sun; Vogel, Charles-André et al

in Cancer Research (1997), 57

Timing effects of radioimmunotherapy (HIT) combined with external beam radiotherapy (RT) were assessed In human colon carcinoma xe nografts. Initially, dose effects offractlonated RT and RIT were ... [more ▼]

Timing effects of radioimmunotherapy (HIT) combined with external beam radiotherapy (RT) were assessed In human colon carcinoma xe nografts. Initially, dose effects offractlonated RT and RIT were evaluated separately. Then, 30 Gy RT (10 fractions over 12 days) were combined with three weekly Lv. injections of 200 g@Ci of 131I-labeled anti-carcino embryonic antigen monoclonal antibodies in four different treatment schedules. RIT was given either prior to, concurrently, Immediately after, or 2 weeks after RT administration. The longest regrowth delay (RD) of 105 days was observed in mice treated by concurrent administration of RT and lilT, whereas the RDs of RT and RIT alone were 34 and 20 days, respectively. The three sequential combination treatments produced sig nificantly shorter RDs ranging from 62 to 70 days. The tumor response represented by the minimal volume (MV) also showed that concurrent administration of RT and RIT gave the best result, with a mean MV of 4.5% as compared to MVs from 26 to 53% for the three sequential treatments. The results were confirmed In a second experiment, In which a RT of 40 Gy was combined with an identical lilT as above (three injections of 200 g&Ci of ‘31I-labeled monoclonal antibodies). At compa rable toxicity levels, the maximum tolerated RT or BIT alone gave shorter RDs and less tumor shrinkage compared to slinultaneous RT+RIT. These results may be useful for designing clinical protocols ofcombined RIT and RT. [less ▲]

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

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

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See detailDamping rates of hard momentum particles in a cold ultrarelativistic plasma
Vanderheyden, Benoît ULg; Ollitrault, J. Y.

in Physical Review. D : Particles and Fields (1997), 56(8), 5108-5122

We compute the damping rates of one-particle excitations in a cold ultrarelativistic plasma to leading order in the coupling constant e for three types of interaction: Yukawa coupling to a massless scalar ... [more ▼]

We compute the damping rates of one-particle excitations in a cold ultrarelativistic plasma to leading order in the coupling constant e for three types of interaction: Yukawa coupling to a massless scalar boson, QED, and QCD. Damping rates of charged particles in QED and QCD are of order e(3) mu, while the damping rates of other particles are of order e(4) mu or e(4) mu log(1/e). We find that the damping rate of an electron or of a quark is constant far from the Fermi surface, and decreases linearly with the excitation energy close to the Fermi surface. This unusual behavior is attributed to the long-range magnetic interactions. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative cytokine production by in vitro stimulated mononucleated cells from cord blood and adult blood.
Sautois, Brieuc ULg; Fillet, Georges ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Experimental hematology (1997), 25(2), 103-8

Cord blood transplantations successfully reconstituted hemopoiesis in patients treated with myeloablative therapies. These transplantations were associated with a low rate of acute graft-versus-host ... [more ▼]

Cord blood transplantations successfully reconstituted hemopoiesis in patients treated with myeloablative therapies. These transplantations were associated with a low rate of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD), a major life-threatening complication of allo-transplantation. The physiopathology of aGVHD implies the recognition of host alloantigens by donor T cells but also involves a cytokine cascade. In this cascade, interleukin (IL)-1, IL-2, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) produced by donor T cells and monocytes/macrophages play a major effector role. Therefore, we investigated whether the lower percentage of aGVHD in cord blood transplants could be related to a lower ability to produce these cytokines in vitro compared with adult blood. Mononucleated cells (MNCs) isolated from term cord blood and adult peripheral blood were stimulated with a combination of lipopolysaccharide and phytohemaglutinin and incubated for 96 hours. Levels of IL-1beta, IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-6, TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma, and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) were measured in the supernatants after various times of incubation. The productions of IL-1beta, IL-6, and GM-CSF were similar in stimulated cord and adult blood and IL-3 levels, though lower and delayed in cord blood, were not statistically different. On the other hand, we found markedly lower levels of IFN-gamma, TNF-alpha, and IL-4 in cord blood throughout the incubation period. The stimulated levels of IL-2 were similar in cord and adult samples throughout the first 48 hours of incubation but became significantly lower in cord blood after 72 and 96 hours. We suggest that the cytokine production pattern that characterizes cord blood could provide an explanation for the lower occurence of aGVHD following cord blood transplants. [less ▲]

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See detailChanges in the Western Boundary Undercurrent outflow since the Last Glacial Maximum, from smectite/illite ratios in deep Labrador Sea sediments
Fagel, Nathalie ULg; Hillaire-Marcel; Robert, Christian

in Paleoceanography (1997), 12(1), 79-96

High-resolution mineralogical studies were performed on late glacial and deglacial sediments from two deep piston cores from the Labrador Sea, located at the inlet (SW Greenland Rise) and outlet (Labrador ... [more ▼]

High-resolution mineralogical studies were performed on late glacial and deglacial sediments from two deep piston cores from the Labrador Sea, located at the inlet (SW Greenland Rise) and outlet (Labrador Rise) of the Western Boundary Undercurrent (WBUC) gyre. At the two sites, smectites transported from the eastern Iceland and Irminger basins by the WBUC are observed. Clay mineral changes are used as proxies for the paleointensity reconstruction of the WBUC. On the Greenland Rise, a clay mineral index (smectite/illite (S/I) ratio) is defined. A S/I ratio of similar to 1 characterized the Last Glacial Maximum. It increased after similar to 17 ka, and reached a maximum value of 4 during the early Holocene, The mineralogical changes are gradual and do not show any reversal during the Younger Dryas, This pattern, which is confirmed by first-order estimations of smectite and illite fluxes, suggests gradually increasing sedimentary fluxes and WBUC intensity since the Last Glacial Maximum, A peak in the velocity of the WBUC at similar to 9 ka, as recorded by clay assemblages, is consistent with other regional studies based on pollen, foraminifera, or grain-size measurements, A massive dilution of smectites by illite and chlorite (S/I approximate to 3) occurs at similar to 8.5 ka. It corresponds to a period of rapid sediment accumulation and reflects an intensified illite-rich detrital supply by meltwaters from the southern Greenland Ice Margin. On the Labrador Rise, the smectite content varies between 20 and 60% with no obvious trend through time. The mineralogical composition is strongly influenced by ice-rafted deposition and by the abundance of fast deposit units (cf, Heinrich layers in the North Atlantic) which contain abundant detrital carbonates spilled-over from the North-West Atlantic Mid-Ocean Channel. In such layers, smectites are present but are diluted by the addition of illites, chlorites, and kaolinites. This provides evidence for a discrete and continuous WBUC supply of fine particles from the Irminger and Iceland Basins as far as the southeastern part of the Labrador Basin, Early deglacial smectite-rich layers (up to 60%) are also observed at this site, They indicate an increase in the outflow of the WBUC at similar to 13.5 ka, (Bolling-Allerod), as previously reported from grain size or foraminiferal assemblage studies. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation of (co)variance components for Jersey type traits using a repeatability model
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Wiggans, G. R.; Wright, J. R. et al

in Journal of Dairy Science (1997), 80(8), 1801-1806

(Co)variance components for final score and 15 linear type traits of Jersey cows were estimated by multitrait REML using multiple diagonalization and a repeatability model with 34,999 records of 22,354 ... [more ▼]

(Co)variance components for final score and 15 linear type traits of Jersey cows were estimated by multitrait REML using multiple diagonalization and a repeatability model with 34,999 records of 22,354 cows. Multiple diagonalization gave relative off-diagonals (ratio of squared off-diagonals to the product of diagonals) of <0.1%. Heritabilities and repeatabilities, respectively, were estimated as 0.29 and 0.48 for final score, 0.40 and 0.57 for stature, 0.26 and 0.39 for strength, 0.28 and 0.43 for dairy form, 0.13 and 0.25 for foot angle, 0.13 and 0.25 for rear legs (side view), 0.27 and 0.41 for body depth, 0.31 and 0.52 for rump angle, 0.22 and 0.33 for thurl width, 0.22 and 0.36 for fore udder attachment, 0.28 and 0.46 for rear udder height, 0.26 and 0.42 for rear udder width, 0.32 and 0.48 for udder depth, 0.20 and 0.36 for udder cleft, 0.29 and 0.46 for front teat placement, and 0.31 and 0.48 for teat length. Estimates of heritability generally were higher, and estimates of repeatability were lower, than values used previously for USDA genetic evaluations, which were based on data from the 1970s and early 1980s. Final score was highly correlated both genetically and phenotypically with dairy form and rear udder traits. These estimates of heritabilities and (co)variance components are necessary for multitrait genetic evaluation of linear type traits of US Jerseys. [less ▲]

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See detailGlucose turnover in humans in the basal state and after intravenous glucose: a comparison of two models.
Overkamp, D.; Gautier, J. F.; Renn, W. et al

in American Journal of Physiology (1997), 273(2 Pt 1), 284-96

This study investigated the ability of two models to represent glucose kinetics in the basal steady state and during an intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT). Six young nonobese male subjects were ... [more ▼]

This study investigated the ability of two models to represent glucose kinetics in the basal steady state and during an intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT). Six young nonobese male subjects were studied after an overnight fast. Two bolus injections of [U-13C]glucose were given 150 min apart, the first without and the second together with concomitant injection of unlabeled glucose. [3-3H]glucose was constantly infused throughout the study and served to provide an independent means for evaluation of system responses. A linear time-invariant three-compartmental model and the two-compartment time-variant model proposed by Caumo and Cobelli were used to interpret measured time courses of [U-13C]glucose and to reconstruct endogenous glucose production and glucose removal. The ability of the two models to describe the glucose tracer time course was comparable. Simulation studies showed that the two-compartmental time-variant system better predicted measured [3-3H]glucose concentration profiles than did the three-compartmental time-invariant model. However, endogenous glucose production and the integral of excess glucose removal over basal during the IVGTT derived from the two models were almost identical. [less ▲]

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See detailPrévention de l’ostéoporose
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Medi-Sphere (1997), 6

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See detailPemphigus foliacé dans l'espèce équine : synthèse et description de 2 cas.
Amory, Hélène ULg; Beco, Luc; Desmecht, Daniel ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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See detailComment j'explore ... un patient avec hypotension orthostatique.
Scheen, André ULg; De Fooz, Geoffroy; Marchand, Monique ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(2), 116-9

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See detailThe Burden of Hypopituitarism in Adults after Pituitary Surgery
Van Roijen, L.; Beckers, Albert ULg; Stevenaert, Achille ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1997), 4(Suppl. B), 139-142

The burden of illness was assessed in 183 hypopituitary patients, with growth hormone deficiency, who had received pituitary surgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Belgium. The Short ... [more ▼]

The burden of illness was assessed in 183 hypopituitary patients, with growth hormone deficiency, who had received pituitary surgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Belgium. The Short-Form 36 (SF-36) was used to assess health status, and the Health and Labour Questionnaire was used to obtain data on production loss and reduced labout performance. Data on medical consumption were also collected. The overall response rate was 72 %. Hypopituitary patients reported a lower health status than that of the mean population in all but two dimensions of the SF-36 (bodily pain and physical functioning). A relativelu high percentage of hypopituitary patients reported being incapacitated for paid employment, and those in paid employment reported higher absence rates compared with reference data. However, while at work there was no indication that hypopituitary patients perform less well due to health problems than the average population. Healthcare costs for hypopituitary patients who had undergone pituitary surgery were higher than for the reference population. [less ▲]

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See detailCombined Effect of Web 2086 (Paf Antagonist) and Ketoprofen (Nsaid) on Paf-Induced Ex Vivo Platelet Aggregation in Bovine
Bastos da Silva, Miriam; Herion, Francine ULg; Raskinet, Renée ULg et al

in Journal of Veterinary Medicine. A, Physiology, Pathology, Clinical Medicine (1997), 44(2), 65-71

The effect of the specific PAF-antagonist WEB 2086, a thieno-triazolo-diazepine, and ketoprofen, a NSAID, was investigated on PAF-induced bovine platelet aggregation measured ex vivo in platelet-rich ... [more ▼]

The effect of the specific PAF-antagonist WEB 2086, a thieno-triazolo-diazepine, and ketoprofen, a NSAID, was investigated on PAF-induced bovine platelet aggregation measured ex vivo in platelet-rich plasma (PRP). WEB 2086 was infused intravenously over 1 min followed immediately by ketoprofen administration over 1 s (both drugs = 3 mg/kg), in a group of six healthy male Friesian calves. Depending on the PAF concentration, a reversible (10(-8)-10(-9) mol/l) and irreversible (10(-5)-10(-7) mol/l) platelet aggregation was observed. The reversible aggregation was completely blocked by pretreatment of the animal with WEB 2086 and ketoprofen. The inhibitory effects observed during the irreversible aggregation were 47.22%, 54.00% and 88.00% at 10(-5), 10(-6) and 10(-7) mol/l PAF, respectively. Moreover, the aggregation obtained in these condition became reversible. Maximal inhibitory effect of WEB 2086 and ketoprofen on PAF-induced platelet aggregation in calves was observed within 30 min after administration of both drugs. This inhibition persisted even after 24 h and was significantly different from control with P < 0.05. The combined effect of both drugs exceeded the sum of the individual effects (synergism). It was concluded that WEB 2086 and ketoprofen very effectively blocked PAF-induced bovine platelet aggregation in platelet-rich plasma. The study also suggested a synergism between both substances. [less ▲]

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See detailThe two beta-lactamase genes of Streptomyces cacaoi, blaL and blaU, are under the control of the same regulatory system.
Magdalena, J; Gérard, Christine; Joris, Bernard ULg et al

in Molecular & General Genetics [=MGG] (1997), 255(2), 187-93

The production of beta-lactamase in Streptomyces cacaoi, which contains two beta-lactamase-encoding genes, blaL and blaU, is inducible by beta-lactam compounds. The two genes have been cloned ... [more ▼]

The production of beta-lactamase in Streptomyces cacaoi, which contains two beta-lactamase-encoding genes, blaL and blaU, is inducible by beta-lactam compounds. The two genes have been cloned independently in S. lividans TK24, a beta-lactamase-negative species. The blaU clone did not respond to the presence of beta-lactams, whereas the blaL clone appeared to be inducible in S. lividans. The latter clone contains two open reading frames, blaA and blaB, located just upstream of but transcribed divergently from blaL, which were shown to be required for the production as well as the induction of BlaL. The deduced BlaA protein belongs to the LysR family of transcription regulators. In order to examine the role of BlaA in regulation, we here report on over-expression of a GST-BlaA fusion protein in Escherichia coli and its use for antibody preparation. The GST-BlaA fusion protein was partially purified and bandshift assays showed that it bound the 197-bp blaL-blaA intergenic region. The BlaA DNA binding-site was further restricted to a 30-bp sequence containing a T-N11-A motif, a characteristic of LysR-type promoters. Another T-N11-A motif upstream of the blaU gene was also shown to bind BlaA. The affinities of these two T-N11-A motifs in BlaA binding were comparable. A plasmid bearing the blaU structural gene and the blaA-blaB regulatory region was constructed and shown to confer on an S. lividans host the capacity to produce inducible beta-lactamase. It can thus be concluded that the S. cacaoi blaL and blaU genes are controlled by the same regulatory system. [less ▲]

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See detailPeritoneal endometriosis, ovarian endometriosis, and adenomyotic nodules of the rectovaginal septum are three different entities
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Donnez, Jacques

in Fertility and Sterility (1997), 68(4), 585-596

Objective: To review the histogenesis of peritoneal, ovarian, and rectovaginal endometriotic lesions. Design: The comparison of morphologic, morphometric, and histochemical data observed in each type of ... [more ▼]

Objective: To review the histogenesis of peritoneal, ovarian, and rectovaginal endometriotic lesions. Design: The comparison of morphologic, morphometric, and histochemical data observed in each type of lesion. Setting: A university hospital department of gynecology. Patient(s): Patients complaining of infertility or pelvic pain with laparoscopically proved endometriosis. Intervention(s): Laparoscopy was performed, and biopsy specimens from the endometriotic lesions were histologically studied. Result(s): Three types of endometriotic lesions must be considered: peritoneal, ovarian, and rectovaginal. Morphologic and morphometric data show similarities between eutopic endometrium and red peritoneal lesions, suggesting that these lesions are the first stage of early implantation of endometrial glands and stroma. After partial shedding, the red lesions regrow constantly. The shedding induces an inflammatory reaction, provoking scarification, and the lesions become black. The subsequent fibrosis leads to areas of white opacification that are inactive. The pathogenesis of ovarian endometriomas is a source of controversy. Although there seems to be a consensus concerning the invagination theory, there is still a contradiction between the implantation theory and the metaplasia theory. We recently showed that the mesothelium covering the ovary can invaginate into the ovarian cortex, pushing back the primordial follicles. The presence of mesothelial invagination in continuum with endometriotic tissue suggests that metaplastic histogenesis of ovarian endometriotic lesions occurs. Rectovaginal endometriotic nodules must be considered adenomyomas, consisting of smooth muscle with active glandular epithelium and scanty stroma. Immunocytochemical results show poor differentiation and hormonal independence of these lesions and indicate a close relation with their mesodermal müllerian origin. Conclusion(s): Peritoneal, ovarian and rectovaginal endometriotic lesions must be considered as three separate entities with different pathogeneses. [less ▲]

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See detailNote sous Cassation, 7 mai 1996
Orban, Lionel ULg

in Actualités du Droit (1997)

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See detailA novel virus blinding assay using confocal microscopy: demonstration that the intracellular and extracellular vaccinia virions bind to different cellular receptors
Vanderplasschen, Alain ULg; Smith, G. L.

in Journal of Virology (1997), 71

Vaccinia virus (VV) produces two antigenically and structurally distinct infectious virions, intracellular mature virus (IMV) and extracellular enveloped virus (EEV), which bind to unidentified and ... [more ▼]

Vaccinia virus (VV) produces two antigenically and structurally distinct infectious virions, intracellular mature virus (IMV) and extracellular enveloped virus (EEV), which bind to unidentified and possibly different cellular receptors. Studies of VV binding have been hampered by having two infectious virions and by the rupture of the EEV outer membrane in the majority of EEV virions during purification. To overcome these problems, we have developed a novel approach to study VV binding that is based on confocal microscopy and does not require EEV purification. In this assay, individual virus particles adsorbed to the cell are simultaneously distinguished and quantified by double immunofluorescence labelling with antibody markers for EEV and IMV. By this method, we show unequivocally that IMV and EEV bind to different cellular receptors. Three independent observations allow this conclusion. First, the efficiencies with which IMV and EEV bind to different cell lines are unrelated; second, cell surface digestion with some enzymes affects IMV and EEV binding differently; and third, the binding of a monoclonal antibody to cells prevents IMV binding but not EEV binding. This technique may be widely applicable for studying the binding of different viruses. [less ▲]

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See detailMoufang affine buildings have Moufang spherical buildings at infinity
Van Maldeghem, H.; Van Steen, Kristel ULg

in Glasgow Mathematical Journal (1997), 39(Part 3), 237-241

We show in a direct and elementary way that the spherical building at infinity of every rank 3 affine building which satisfies Tits' Moufang condition, is itself a Moufang building. This result is also ... [more ▼]

We show in a direct and elementary way that the spherical building at infinity of every rank 3 affine building which satisfies Tits' Moufang condition, is itself a Moufang building. This result is also true for higher rank affine buildings by Tits' classification [4]. [less ▲]

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See detailA Direct Dopaminergic Control of Aromatase Activity in the Quail Preoptic Area
Baillien, M.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg

in Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (1997), 63(1-3, Sep-Oct), 99-113

In the quail preoptic area (POA) anatomical and pharmacological data suggest that catecholamines may be implicated in the control of testosterone (T) aromatization into estrogens. The biochemical ... [more ▼]

In the quail preoptic area (POA) anatomical and pharmacological data suggest that catecholamines may be implicated in the control of testosterone (T) aromatization into estrogens. The biochemical mechanism(s) mediating this control of the enzyme activity is (are) however unexplored. The present studies were carried out to investigate whether the catecholamines, dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) are able to directly affect aromatase activity (AA) measured during in vitro incubations of POA homogenates. AA was quantified in the POA-hypothalamus of adult male Japanese quail by measuring the tritiated water production from [1beta-3H]-androstenedione. Enzyme activity was linear as a function of the incubation time and of the protein content of homogenates. It exhibited a typical Michaelis-Menten kinetics, with an apparent Km of 2.8 nM and a Vmax of 266.6 fmol h(-1) mg wet weight(-1). AA was then measured at a substrate concentration of 25 nM in the presence of catecholamines and some of their receptor agonists or antagonists, at two concentrations, 10(-3) and 10(-6) M. Norepinephrine and prazosin (alpha1-adrenergic antagonist) had no or very limited effects on AA at both concentrations. In contrast, DA and some D1 and/or D2 receptor agonists (apomorphine[D1/D2], SKF-38393 [D1] and RU-24213 [D2]) depressed AA by 40 to 70% at the 10(-3) M concentration. One D2 receptor antagonist also produced a major inhibition of AA (sulpiride) while other antagonists either had no significant effect or only produced moderate decreases in enzyme activity (SCH-23390 [D1], spiperone [D2], pimozide [D2]) as did two DA indirect agonists, amfonelic acid and nomifensine. The inhibitory effect of the agonists was not antagonized by the less active antagonists, SCH-23390 [D1] or spiperone [D2]. Taken together these results suggest that the inhibitory effects do not involve specific binding of DA or its agonists/antagonists to dopaminergic receptors mediating changes in cAMP concentration. This conclusion is also supported by the observation that addition of dibutyryl cAMP did not change brain AA. It appears more likely that DA and dopaminergic drugs inhibit AA by a direct effect on the enzyme, as suggested by the competitive nature of DA and SKF-38393 inhibition of AA (Ki's of 59 and 84 microM, respectively). The functional significance of this effect should still be demonstrated but this mechanism may represent an important physiological pathway through which neurotransmitters could rapidly affect steroid-dependent processes such as the neural synthesis of estrogens. This would provide a mean by which environmental stimuli could affect reproductive behavior and physiology. [less ▲]

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See detailEn mai élis qui te plaît
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Liège Université (1997), (été), 3

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See detailExtensive Ulcerative Colitis and Extraintestinal Manifestations in a Patient with Hiv Infection and Significant Cd4 T-Cell Lymphopenia
Louis, Edouard ULg; Moutschen, Michel ULg; de Marneffe, Pierre et al

in Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique (1997), 21(11), 884-7

We report a heterosexual patient with HIV infection and a CD4 T-cell count of 0.45 x 10(9)/L who developed mild ulcerative proctitis, sacroileitis and oligoarthiritis. While he was treated with 5 ... [more ▼]

We report a heterosexual patient with HIV infection and a CD4 T-cell count of 0.45 x 10(9)/L who developed mild ulcerative proctitis, sacroileitis and oligoarthiritis. While he was treated with 5-aminosalicylic enemas, the patient rapidly developed severe pancolitis. An emergency colectomy without procetectomy was performed. A few months later, he suffered recurrence of ulcerative proctitis, aggravation of arthritic pain and developed anterior uveitis. All symptoms disappeared after proctectomy. There was no evidence for opportunistic infection or Kaposi's sarcoma. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies were positive and the HLA-B27 antigen was present. CD4 counts were lower during the phases of active disease than during remission. This case demonstrates that severe ulcerative colitis can occur in the presence of moderate T-cell defects. In view of a recent report of remission of Crohn's disease under comparable circumstances, it is possible that the extent of T-cell involvement in both diseases is radically different. [less ▲]

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See detailOrigine des produits animaux et empreinte génétique
Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Mortiaux, Frédéric; Burny, Arsène et al

in Agricontact (1997), 294

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See detailEvidence For The Assignment Of Two Strains Of Splv To The Genus Potyvirus Based On Coat Protein And 3' Non-Coding Region Sequence Data
Colinet, Dominique; Kummert, Jean; Lepoivre, Philippe ULg

in Virus Research (1997), 49(1), 91-100

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See detailFusion Of Bovine Leukemia Virus With Target Cells Monitored By R18 Fluorescence And Pcr Assays
Zarkik, S.; Defrisequertain, F.; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Journal of Virology (1997), 71(1),

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See detailInfluence du climat sur l'évolution de la population de tétras lyres Tetrao tetrix dans les Hautes-Fagnes de Belgique de 1967 à 1996
Loneux, Michèle ULg; Lindsey, James ULg; Ruwet, Jean-Claude

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1997), 17(2-3-4), 345-386

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See detailDe l’acyclovir au valacyclovir: la biodisponibilité en plus de l’efficacité et de la tolérance
Rentier, Bernard ULg

in Virologics (1997), (Septembre), 10-11

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See detailA modification of convex approximation methods for structural optimization
Zhang, Wei-Hong; Fleury, Claude ULg

in Computers & Structures (1997), 64(1-4), 89-95

The most popular convex approximation methods used today in structural optimization are discussed in this paper: the convex linearization method (CONLIN), the method of the moving asymptotes (MMA) and the ... [more ▼]

The most popular convex approximation methods used today in structural optimization are discussed in this paper: the convex linearization method (CONLIN), the method of the moving asymptotes (MMA) and the sequential quadratic programming method (SQP). Modifications are made to enhance the reliability of the CONLIN method. In addition, a generalized MMA (GMMA) is established. However, in view of practical difficulties of evaluating second-order derivatives, a fitting scheme is proposed in this work to adjust the convexity of the approximation based on the available function value at the preceding design iteration. Numerical results show that this simple scheme is efficient in our applications. [less ▲]

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See detailHerpesvirus Of Turkeys Homologue Of Hsv Vp16 Is Structurally Related To Varicella Zoster Virus Trans-Inducing Protein Encoded By Orf 10
Kopacek, J.; Zelnik, V.; Brasseur, Robert ULg et al

in Virus Genes (1997), 15(1), 45-52

Expression of the immediate-early genes of alpha-herpesviruses is stimulated by a family of trans-inducing factors represented by VP16 of HSV-1 and ORF10 gene product of VZV. We have identified and ... [more ▼]

Expression of the immediate-early genes of alpha-herpesviruses is stimulated by a family of trans-inducing factors represented by VP16 of HSV-1 and ORF10 gene product of VZV. We have identified and determined the nucleotide sequence of the UL48 gene encoding the herpesvirus of turkeys (HVT) homologue of HSV VP16. The gene maps to the BamHI-J fragment and appears to be expressed in a form of bicistronic transcript together with UL49. The deduced amino acid sequence of the protein encoded by HVT UL48 gene shows 55% identity with MDV UL48 gene product. Like the majority of related proteins in other alpha-herpesviruses, the protein encoded by HVT UL48 gene lacks the acidic C-terminal tail, known to possess the transactivation capacity of HSV VP16. Hydrophobic cluster analysis has revealed that its predicted domain composition is closely related to the transactivator protein encoded by ORF10 of VZV. However, the putative amino-terminal activation domain of the HVT homologue of HSV VP16 does not contain a typical horseshoe-like hydrophobic cluster found in other alpha-herpesvirus homologues, suggesting either that it acts as a transactivator via a different activation domain or that its transactivation potential is diminished. [less ▲]

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See detailPresbyphonia voice differencies between the secties in the elderly. comparison by maximum phonation time, phonation quotient and spectral analysis
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Jamart, Jacques; Boucquey, Donatienne et al

in Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology (1997), 22

This study of 40 elderly subjects (30 women and 10 men) between the ages of 70 to 90, attempts to qualify and quantify their voices and to compare the results with a young population and to establish any ... [more ▼]

This study of 40 elderly subjects (30 women and 10 men) between the ages of 70 to 90, attempts to qualify and quantify their voices and to compare the results with a young population and to establish any differences between the two sexes. The measurements concerned the Vital Capacity (VC), the Maximum Phonation Time (MPT) and the Phonation Quotient (PQ). The equivalent values for a young population were compiled from the literature. Spectral voice analysis was also included in the study. The mean speaking fundamental frequency (Fo) of the voice changes with age; it increases in men and decreases in women (158 Hz in elderly men vs a normal value of 120 Hz; 205 Hz in elderly women vs a normal value of 225 Hz). Ageing influences the vital capacity to the advantage of men (median VC = 2.61 vs 1.61 in elderly men and women, respectively). For sustaining a vowel a, the Maximum Phonation Time (MPT) is significantly better in elderly men (median MPT = 16 sec in elderly men and 12 sec for women). Phonation Quotient does not differ significantly between sexes (median PQ = 153 ml/sec in elderly men and 152 ml/sec in elderly women). Although, the physical capacity of elderly women decreases, their vocal output remains very good when compared to young women. In elderly men, however, there is a phonation quotient decrease of 25 per cent compared to young men. [less ▲]

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See detailProductivity and Convergence in OECD Service Industries
Gouyette, Claudine; Perelman, Sergio ULg

in Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (1997), 8

The objective of this paper is threefold. First, to estimate the productivity performances realized in service and manufacturing industries by 13 OECD countries over the period 1970-1987. Secondly, to ... [more ▼]

The objective of this paper is threefold. First, to estimate the productivity performances realized in service and manufacturing industries by 13 OECD countries over the period 1970-1987. Secondly, to compare the productivity indicators computed under the alternative frontier analysis and Divisia index approaches. Thirdly, to test the convergence phenomenon in both industries, focusing on the catching-up process and on the interaction between productivity changes and capital intensity variations. The main results show that, contrary to the manufacturing sector and in spite of very low growth rates, productivity levels converge in services. Moreover, new investments in capital appear to exert an unexpected depressive effect on total factor productivity growth in service activities, while having a positive influence in manufacturing industries. [less ▲]

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See detailComplications hepatiques de la chimiotherapie. De la cytolyse banale a la maladie veino-occlusive du foie.
Baron, Frédéric ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(2), 93-7

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See detailTerm analysis and Hyperfine Structure in Neutral Vanadium
Palmeri, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg; Quinet, P. et al

in Physica Scripta (1997), 55

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See detailSoluble and cell-associated transferrin receptor in lung cancer.
Dowlati, A.; Loo; Bury, Thierry ULg et al

in British Journal of Cancer (1997), 75(12), 1802-6

The expression of transferrin receptor (TfR) has been identified in many malignant tumours. In lung cancer, lymphoma and breast cancer, it has been shown that the expression of TfR correlates with tumour ... [more ▼]

The expression of transferrin receptor (TfR) has been identified in many malignant tumours. In lung cancer, lymphoma and breast cancer, it has been shown that the expression of TfR correlates with tumour differentiation, probably implying some prognostic value. A soluble form of TfR (sTfR) in human serum has been shown to be proportional to the number of cellular TfRs. Based on these data we examined the utility of measuring sTfR in the serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of patients with lung cancer (n = 32) and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (n = 22). BAL fluid was centrifuged to separate the supernatant from the cellular component. Cells were lysed in a detergent and cell-associated TfR was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and expressed as ng 10(-6) cells in this cellular component. There was no difference in serum sTfR between the cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) groups. A higher level of cell-associated TfR was found in BAL of non-small-cell lung cancer patients than in COPD patients (P = 0.01). The calculated number of TfR molecules per cell in BAL correlated positively with the percentage of macrophages in BAL (P < 0.0001), suggesting that cell-associated TfR in BAL originates primarily from macrophages in this fluid. No correlation existed between BAL cell-associated TfR and tumour size, nodal status, the presence of metastases and serum sTfR. BAL cell-associated TfR was negatively correlated with BAL supernatant neuron-specific enolase (NSE) (P = 0.01). A combination of BAL supernatant NSE and cell-associated TfR detected lung cancer with a sensitivity of 91%, a specificity of 59% and positive and negative predictive values of 81% and 71% respectively. In conclusion, BAL cell-associated TfR may help in the differential diagnosis of lung cancer vs pneumonia. [less ▲]

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See detailField observations of the spawning behaviour of European grayling
Darchambeau, François ULg; Poncin, Pascal ULg

in Journal of Fish Biology (1997), 51(5), 1066-1068

During observations of the River Ourthe, Belgium, 70 spawning attempts were recorded during the reproductive period of the European grayling. Thirty-six per sent of the spawning attempts proceeded to ... [more ▼]

During observations of the River Ourthe, Belgium, 70 spawning attempts were recorded during the reproductive period of the European grayling. Thirty-six per sent of the spawning attempts proceeded to completion, while interference by another male may explain some of the incomplete acts. Sneaking behaviour was observed and one spawning act included two males and one female. (C) 1997 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of whole milk in diet of growing fattening Belgian Blue bulls on animal performances and on fatty acid composition in subcutaneous, intermuscular and intramuscular fats
Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg; Clinquart, Antoine ULg; Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg et al

in Livestock Production Science (1997), 48

Influence of milk in diet of growing fattening Belgian Blue bulls on animal performances and on fatty acid composition in subcutaneous, intermuscular and intramuscular fats. The use of milk as component ... [more ▼]

Influence of milk in diet of growing fattening Belgian Blue bulls on animal performances and on fatty acid composition in subcutaneous, intermuscular and intramuscular fats. The use of milk as component of a fattening diet for bulls was studied in an experiment carried-out over 2 years with Belgian Blue bulls. The animals weighed 305 kg at the beginning of the experiment. In all, 15 bulls were given a control concentrate fattening diet (control group, CG), while 11 others were fed concentrate plus 6.5 to 11 1 whole milk per day according to weight or age (milk group, MG). The fattening period lasted for 174 and 181 d respectively in groups CG and MG. The MG-group had a higher killing-out percentage (P < 0.01) and the meat was characterized by a lower b* value and a lower dry matter content (P < 0.1). Whole milk in the diet increased the proportion of shorter chain and saturated fatty acids in fat (P < 0.001) and reduced the proportion of mono- and polyunsaturated acids (P < 0.05; P < 0.1). The extent of the changes were larger in subcutaneous and intermuscular fats than in intramuscular fat. [less ▲]

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See detailAllozyme diversity and genetic structure in South - Western populations of Heather, Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull
Mahy, Grégory ULg; Vekemans, Xavier; Jacquemart, Anne Laure et al

in New Phytologist (1997), 137

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See detailCell-line specific radiosensitizing effect of zalcitabine (DDC)
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Li, Ye-Xiong; Copaceanu, Marie-Laure et al

in Acta Oncologica (1997)

The potential of zalcitabine (ddC) to act as an ionizing radiation response modifier was tested on exponentially growing human cancer cells in vitro. Two human cell lines, WiDr (colon) and MCF-7 (breast ... [more ▼]

The potential of zalcitabine (ddC) to act as an ionizing radiation response modifier was tested on exponentially growing human cancer cells in vitro. Two human cell lines, WiDr (colon) and MCF-7 (breast) were exposed to ddC at 10 p M concentration for various lengths of tide (18, 24, 48 and 72 h). On the WiDr cell line the dual effect of concentration and duration of exposure prior to irradiation was investigated. Experimental endpoints were clonogenicity and viability, as measured by colony formation assay (CFA) and MTT assay respectively. The impact on cell-cycle distribution prior to irradiation was assessed by flow cytometry using a double labeling technique (propidium iodide and bromodeoxyuridine pulse label). A significant reduction in surviving fraction and viability was observed for WiDr-cells irradiated after pre-exposure to 10 pM for 18, 48 and 72 h as compared to corresponding irradiated controls. At lower concentrations (1 and 5 pM), the radiosensitizing effect was only significant after a 72-h exposure (assessed by CFA). For MCF-7, ddC induced a significant modification of the dose response only with 24 and 48 h preincubation. However, the overall effect was less pronounced as compared to WiDr. Cell-cycle analysis showed accumulation in S-phase, 48 and 72 h after treatment with 10 pM ddC in the WiDr cells, with a progressive shift to late S-phase as shown by the biparametric analysis. The degree of radiosensitization is cell-line dependent with the most important sensitization observed on the most <<radioresistant cell line>>, ix., the cell line with the lowest alpha value and highest SF 2 (WiDr). For WiDr, radiosensitization by ddC depends on the duration of exposure and the concentration of the drug. Received 29 February 1996 Accepted 10 December 1996 [less ▲]

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See detailUne maison médiévale à Dinant
Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg

in Annales de la Société Archéologique de Namur (1997), 71

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See detailSoil Solution Nitrogen and Cations Influenced by (NH4)2SO4 Deposition in a Coniferous Forest
Carnol, Monique ULg; Ineson, Phil; Dickinson, A. L.

in Environmental Pollution (1997), 97(1-2), 1-10

The effects of chronically enhanced (NH(4))(2)SO(4) deposition on ion concentrations in soil solution and ionic fluxes were investigated in a Picea abies plot at Grizedale forest, NW England. Soil cores ... [more ▼]

The effects of chronically enhanced (NH(4))(2)SO(4) deposition on ion concentrations in soil solution and ionic fluxes were investigated in a Picea abies plot at Grizedale forest, NW England. Soil cores closed at the base and containing a ceramic suction cup sampler were 'roofed' and watered every 2 weeks with bulk throughfall collected in the field. Treatments consisted of the inclusion of living roots from mature trees in the lysimeters and increasing (NH(4))(2)SO(4) deposition (NS treatment) to ambient + 75 kg N ha(-1) a(-1). Rainfall, throughfall and soil solutions were collected every 2 weeks during 18 months, and analysed for major cations and anions. NO(3)(-) fluxes significantly increased following NS treatment, and were balanced by increased Al(3+) losses. Increased SO(4)(2-) concentrations played a minor role in controlling soil solution cation concentrations. The soil exchange complex was dominated by Al and, during the experimental period, cores of all treatments 'switched' from Ca(2+) to Al(3+) leaching, leading to mean [Formula: see text] molar ratios in soil solution of NS treated cores of 0.24. The experiment confirmed that the most sensitive soils to acidification (through deposition or changing environmental conditions) are those with low base saturation, and with a pH in the lower Ca, or Al buffer ranges. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence for enhanced inflammatory cell activity, ICAM-1 expression and eosinophil chemotactic activity in the sputum of asthmatics.
Louis, Renaud ULg; Shute, J.; Biaggi, S. et al

in American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine (1997), 155(2), 466-472

We have applied the technique of sputum induction by hypertonic saline in asthmatics and nonatopic control subjects to study an array of indices of airway inflammation believed to be relevant to asthma ... [more ▼]

We have applied the technique of sputum induction by hypertonic saline in asthmatics and nonatopic control subjects to study an array of indices of airway inflammation believed to be relevant to asthma pathogenesis. Compatible with a central role for eosinophils and mast cells in asthma, sputum of asthmatic subjects contained increased numbers of eosinophils and levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and mast cell tryptase. Eosinophil numbers, and ECP and histamine levels correlated with the degree of methacholine airways responsiveness, and ECP, tryptase, and histamine correlated with raised concentrations of albumin. Using the micro-Boyden chamber technique eosinophil chemotactic activity was identified only in the sputum from asthmatics. The correlation between the raised levels of total IgA, IL- 8/IgA complexes, and tryptase and the degree of sputum eosinophilia and ECP levels, suggests possible mechanisms for eosinophil chemotaxis and activation in asthma. Row cytometric analysis of sputum lymphocytes showed an increase in CD4+ T cells and T cells expressing intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in asthma which, together with the finding of raised levels of soluble ICAM-1 in the sputum, indicates upregulation of this adhesion molecule. Finally, the proportion of CD16+ natural killer (NK) cells was reduced in the sputum of asthmatics. These observations highlight the importance of the airway inflammation in causing asthma and further confirm the usefulness of sputum induction as a tool in asthma research. [less ▲]

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See detailHepatocyte transplantation in anhepatic rats: effect on survival, blood chemistry and growth factor profile
Khalili, T.; Arkadopoulos, N.; Detry, Olivier ULg et al

in Surgical Forum (1997), 44

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See detailIn vivo binding of [F-18]altanserin to rat brain 5HT(2) receptors: A film and electronic autoradiographic study
Biver, Françoise; Lotstra, Françoise; Monclus, M. et al

in Nuclear Medicine and Biology (1997), 24(4), 357-360

To further validate its use in positron emission tomography (PET), we studied the binding of [18F]altanserin, a specific 5HT2 radioligand, in the rat brain using in vivo autoradiography. Distribution of ... [more ▼]

To further validate its use in positron emission tomography (PET), we studied the binding of [18F]altanserin, a specific 5HT2 radioligand, in the rat brain using in vivo autoradiography. Distribution of [18F]altanserin binding was comparable to the in vitro mapping of 5HT2 receptors reported in the literature. Selective displacers were used to test the reversibility and the selectivity of this radioligand. Specific binding of [18F]altanserin in the rat frontal cortex was quantified by direct counting with an electronic imaging system and by quantification on digitalized autoradiograms. Close results of about 30 pmol/g were obtained with both methods. Our data confirmed that [18F]altanserin is a valid tracer for 5HT2 receptors binding studies. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of Clostridium perfringens isolates from goats.
Phukan, A.; Dutta, G.-N.; Daube, Georges ULg et al

in Indian Veterinary Journal (The) (1997), 74

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See detailOzone-Induced Stimulation of Pulmonary Sympathetic Fibers: A Protective Mechanism against Edema
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Segura, P.; Dessy, Cécile ULg et al

in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (1997), 147(1), 71-82

Tropospheric ozone exerts well-described toxic effects on the respiratory tract. Less documented, by contrast, is the ability of ozone to induce protective mechanisms against agents that are toxic to the ... [more ▼]

Tropospheric ozone exerts well-described toxic effects on the respiratory tract. Less documented, by contrast, is the ability of ozone to induce protective mechanisms against agents that are toxic to the lungs. In particular, interactions between ozone and the sympathetic nervous system have never been considered. Using a model of permeability edema in isolated perfused rabbit lungs, we report here that, immediately after exposure of rabbits to 0.4 ppm ozone for 4 hr, the pulmonary microvascular responses to acetylcholine and substance P are completely blocked. Several lines of evidence, including partial inhibition of the ozone-induced protective effect by several drugs (alpha2- and beta-adrenergic antagonists, neuropeptide Y antagonist, guanethidine), measured levels of released catecholamines in blood and urine and the in vitro response of isolated lungs exposed to 0.4 ppm ozone all seem to suggest that ozone can stimulate pulmonary adrenergic fibers and induce the local release of catecholamines and neuropeptide Y, this resulting in transient protection against pulmonary edema. We also showed that, 48 hr after the exposure, ozone increased the baseline microvascular permeability and the response to low concentrations of acetylcholine [less ▲]

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See detailPerspective in the treatment of insulin resistance.
Scheen, André ULg

in Human Reproduction (1997), 12 Suppl 1

Improving the action of insulin is a relatively new concept in therapy. It should, however, become more and more important because of the rapid expansion of the insulin resistance syndrome (including ... [more ▼]

Improving the action of insulin is a relatively new concept in therapy. It should, however, become more and more important because of the rapid expansion of the insulin resistance syndrome (including upper body adiposity, glucose intolerance, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, etc.) in industrialized countries and its dramatic consequences for public health. Insulin sensitivity can be improved by non-pharmacological means, essentially reduction of excessive body weight, promotion of regular physical activity and modification of dietary habits, as well as, possibly, cessation of smoking and correction of subclinical magnesium deficiency. Currently available pharmacological means mainly include the biguanide compound metformin and possibly anti-obesity agents, such as (d-) fenfluramine, fluoxetine and benfluorex. New compounds aiming at improving the action of insulin are in development, especially the thiazolidinedione derivatives (e.g. troglitazone), known as 'insulin sensitizers'. Treatment of insulin resistance may have important gynaecological applications, essentially in polycystic ovary syndrome and, possibly, after menopause. Hopefully, improving insulin sensitivity could ameliorate the cardiovascular prognosis of numerous individuals having some or all components of insulin resistance syndrome. [less ▲]

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See detailObesity and nutrition. The Belgian Luxembourg Child Study.
Guillaume, Michèle ULg; Lapidus, L.; Beckers, F. et al

in Obesity Research (1997)

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See detailThe role of endosome destabilizing activity in the gene transfer process mediated by cationic lipids.
El Ouahabi, A.; Thiry, Marc ULg; Pector, V. et al

in FEBS Letters (1997), 414(2), 187-92

We used a 32P-labeled pCMV-CAT plasmid DNA to estimate the DNA uptake efficiency and unlabeled pCMV-CAT plasmid DNA to quantify the CAT activity after transfection of COS cells using each of the three ... [more ▼]

We used a 32P-labeled pCMV-CAT plasmid DNA to estimate the DNA uptake efficiency and unlabeled pCMV-CAT plasmid DNA to quantify the CAT activity after transfection of COS cells using each of the three following cationic compounds: [1] vectamidine (3-tetradecylamino-N-tert-butyl-N'-tetradecylpropionamidine, and previously described as diC14-amidine [1]), [2] lipofectin (a 1:1 mixture of N-(1-2,3-dioleyloxypropyl)-N,N,N-triethylammonium (DOTMA) and dioleylphosphatidylethanolamine (DOPE)), and [3] DMRIE-C (a 1:1 mixture of N-[1-(2,3-dimyristyloxy)propyl]-N,N-dimethyl-N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ammonium bromide (DMRIE) and cholesterol). Surprisingly, a high CAT activity was observed with vectamidine although the DNA uptake efficiency was lower as compared to lipofectin and DMRIE-C. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed endocytosis as the major pathway of DNA-cationic lipid complex entry into COS cells for the three cationic lipids. However, the endosomal membrane in contact with complexes containing vectamidine or DMRIE-C often exhibited a disrupted morphology. This disruption of endosomes was much less frequently observed with the DNA-lipofectin complexes. This comparison of the three compounds demonstrate that efficient transfection mediated by cationic lipids is not only correlated to their percentage of uptake but also to their ability to destabilize and escape from endosomes. [less ▲]

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See detailMemory kernels and effective Hamiltonians from time dependent methods. I. Predissociation with a curve crossing
Desouter, Michèle ULg; Liévin, Jacques

in Journal of Chemical Physics (1997), 107

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See detailRelationships of growth hormone gene and milk protein polymorphisms to milk production traits in Simmental cattle
Falaki, M.; Prandi, A.; Corradini, C. et al

in Journal of Dairy Research (1997), 64(1), 47-56

The importance of milk proteins and the positive effect of administration of growth hormone (GH) on milk production, and the presence in some dairy cattle lines of greater GH concentrations prompted us to ... [more ▼]

The importance of milk proteins and the positive effect of administration of growth hormone (GH) on milk production, and the presence in some dairy cattle lines of greater GH concentrations prompted us to examine the presence of restriction fragment length polymorphism at the GH gene using the restriction enzyme TaqI and to investigate associations between this polymorphism in Simmental cows and bulls, as well as milk protein variants in Simmental cows, and milk production traits. Blood and milk were sampled from 279 Italian Simmental cows and semen was collected from 148 bulls of the same breed. Two fragment bands, denoted A and B, of 6200 and 5200 bp respectively, were examined and three patterns, AA, AB and BB, were found in both animal samples. All variants previously reported in other studies, for kappa, beta, and alpha(s1)-caseins, and beta-lactoglobulin, were found in the cows' samples. For the cows' samples, a BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Predictor) analysis of results was performed using a REML (Restricted Maximum Likelihood) program and known heritabilities, whereas for bulls we have performed a General Linear Model analysis. The effect of GH gene polymorphism, using TaqI restriction enzyme, on milk production traits was not significant, but bulls of BB pattern had a higher breeding value for milk yield than AA bulls (P < 0.05). For the kappa-casein genotypic effects, cows of AB genotype gave milli with 1.53+/-0.70 g/kg less fat than cows of AA genotype. In addition, breeding values for milk protein content were significantly higher in BB bulls, with 0.87+/-0.32 and 0.71+/-0.34 g/kg more milk protein than AA and AB bulls respectively. Thus, our results revealed a GH gene polymorphism and indicated significant effects of milk protein polymorphisms on milk production traits in the Italian Simmental breed. [less ▲]

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See detailSoil oribatid mite communities (Acari: Oribatida) from high Shaba (Zaïre) in relation to vegetation
Noti, M.-I.; André, H. M.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Applied Soil Ecology (1997), 5(1), 81-96

Soil oribatid mite communities from three vegetation types (forest, woodland and savanna) are described in Luiswishi (high Shaba, Zaïre) and 151 species were recorded. Oribatid communities are organized ... [more ▼]

Soil oribatid mite communities from three vegetation types (forest, woodland and savanna) are described in Luiswishi (high Shaba, Zaïre) and 151 species were recorded. Oribatid communities are organized along a successional gradient which parallels the regressive sere defined by phytosociologists and going from the dense forest ("muhulu"), the local climax, to the savanna, passing through the woodland ("miombo"). Within this gradient, oribatid communities may vary depending on the habitat (presence of grass, high termitaria). The impact of seasons (dry vs. rainy season) is weak in the forest but drastic in savanna. The various soil oribatid communities are related to man's activities since the regressive sere results from repeated burnings and associated agricultural practices. [less ▲]

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See detailIA-2-autoantibodies complement GAD65-autoantibodies in new-onset IDDM patients and help predict impending diabetes in their siblings. The Belgian Diabetes Registry.
Gorus, F. K.; Goubert, P.; Semakula, C. et al

in Diabetologia (1997), 40(1), 95-9

IA-2 has been identified as an autoantigen that is recognized by immunoglobulins from insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients. Using a liquid phase radiobinding assay, we performed an IA-2-autoantibody ... [more ▼]

IA-2 has been identified as an autoantigen that is recognized by immunoglobulins from insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients. Using a liquid phase radiobinding assay, we performed an IA-2-autoantibody (IA-2-Ab) assay in 474 IDDM patients and 482 non-diabetic control subjects aged 0-3 years. IA-2-Ab were detected in 58% of the patients and 0.8% of control subjects. Their prevalence in patients was lower than that of islet cell autoantibodies (ICA; 73%) or glutamic acid decarboxylase (M(r) 65 kDa)-autoantibodies (GAD65-Ab; 82%) but higher than that of insulin autoantibodies (IAA; 42%). IA-2-Ab were more frequent in patients under age 20 years (70%) than between 20 and 40 years (45%; p < 0.001). In the whole IDDM group, 92% of patients were positive for at least one of the three molecular assays, which is higher than the positivity for the ICA assay (73%). Only 1% was negative in the molecular assays and positive in the ICA assay. IA-2-Ab levels were positively correlated with ICA titres (p < 0.001) and HLA DQ A1*0301-DQ B1*0.02 (p < 0.003) by multivariate analysis. In a group of 481 non-diabetic siblings (age 0-39 years) of IDDM patients only 7 were IA-2-Ab positive (1.5%). All seven were under age 20 years and positive for at least two other autoantibodies and for DQ A1*0301-DQB1*0302. Four of these seven developed IDDM during the 6-70-month follow-up period. The positive predictive value of IA-2-Ab (57%) was higher than that of ICA, GAD65-Ab or IAA alone, or in combination (< or = 20%) but these calculations are restricted by the relatively short observation period and the small number of cases. The only IA-2-Ab-negative case of pre-diabetes was also negative for IAA and GAD65-Ab, while it was strongly positive for ICA. In conclusion, IA-2-Ab show a high diagnostic specificity for IDDM and are predictive markers of impending diabetes in siblings of patients. In combination with other molecular antibody assays they may replace ICA testing in future. Our data also indicate that other autoantibodies than IA-2-Ab, GAD65-Ab and IAA contribute to ICA. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vivo study of enhancing factors for guided bone formation
Biewer, Bob; Van Heusden, Alain ULg; Rompen, Eric ULg

in Journal of Clinical Periodontology (1997), 11

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See detailThe Major Homology Region Of Bovine Leukaemia Virus P24(Gag) Is Required For Virus Infectivity In Vivo
Willems, Luc ULg; Kerkhofs, P.; Attenelle, L. et al

in Journal of General Virology (1997), 78

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See detailThe Photoabsorption Spectrum of Vinylchloride (C2H3Cl) in the 8-12 eV Range.
Locht, Robert ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg; Hottmann, K. et al

in Chemical Physics (1997), 220

The photoabsorption spectrum of vinylchloride (C2H3Cl) has been measured using synchrotron radiation and has been analyzed in detail between 8-12 eV photon energy. Valence and virtual valence and Rydberg ... [more ▼]

The photoabsorption spectrum of vinylchloride (C2H3Cl) has been measured using synchrotron radiation and has been analyzed in detail between 8-12 eV photon energy. Valence and virtual valence and Rydberg transitions have been identified and classified. Tentative assignments were based on the ionization energies as measured by He(I)- and threshold photoelectron spectroscopy, as reported in the joined paper. Many features have been identified as being members of vibrational progressions belonging to the observed Rydberg series. [less ▲]

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See detailHair follicle involvement in herpes zoster
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (1997), 430

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See detailExpression of c-ets-1 mRNA is associated with an invasive, EMT-derived phenotype in breast carcinoma cell lines.
Gilles, Christine ULg; Polette, M.; Birembaut, P. et al

in Clinical & Experimental Metastasis (1997), 15(5), 519-26

We have previously observed in vitro that some stromal proteinases (MMP-2, MT1-MMP) were expressed or activated by invasive carcinoma cell lines exhibiting mesenchymal features, presumably acquired ... [more ▼]

We have previously observed in vitro that some stromal proteinases (MMP-2, MT1-MMP) were expressed or activated by invasive carcinoma cell lines exhibiting mesenchymal features, presumably acquired through an epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). To examine the potential contribution of c-ets-1 to this phenotype, we have compared here the expression of c-ets-1 with invasiveness in vitro and expression of vimentin, E-cadherin, uPA, MMP-1 and MMP-3 in a panel of human breast cancer cell lines. Our results clearly demonstrate an association between c-ets-1 expression and the invasive, EMT-derived phenotype, which is typified by the expression of vimentin and the lack of E-cadherin. While absent from the two non-invasive, vimentin-negative cell lines, c-ets-1 was abundantly expressed in all the four vimentin-positive lines. However, we could not find a clear quantitative or qualitative relationship between the expression of c-ets-1 and the three proteinases known to be regulated by c-ets-1, except that when they were expressed, it was only in the invasive c-ets-1-positive lines. UPA mRNAs were found in three of the four vimentin-positive lines, MMP-1 in two of the four, and MMP-3 could not be detected in any of the cell lines. Intriguingly, MDA-MB-435 cells, which exhibit the highest metastatic potential of these cell lines in nude mice, expressed vimentin and c-ets-1, but lacked expression of these three proteinases, at least under the culture conditions employed. Taken together, our results show that c-ets-1 expression is associated with an invasive, EMT-derived phenotype in breast cancer cells, although it is apparently not sufficient to ensure the expression of uPA, MMP-1 or MMP-3, in the vimentin-positive cells. Such proteases regulation is undoubtedly qualified by the cellular context. This study therefore advances our understanding of the molecular regulation of invasiveness in EMT-associated carcinoma progression, and suggests that c-ets-1 may contribute to the invasive phenotype in carcinoma cells. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurements of the ground state ionization energy and wavelengths for the 1snp1P1 - 1s2 1S0(n=4-10) lines of O VII
Bartnik, A.; Biémont, Emile ULg; Dyakin, V. M. et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1997), 30

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