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See detailHeterotransplantation of Primary and Established Human Tumour Cells in Nude Mice
Noël, Agnès ULg; Borcy, V.; Bracke, M. et al

in Anticancer Research (1995), 15(1, Jan-Feb), 1-7

Previous successful transplantations of human tumour cells into athymic nude mice have been described when cells were injected with a reconstituted basement membrane (matrigel). We have compared the ... [more ▼]

Previous successful transplantations of human tumour cells into athymic nude mice have been described when cells were injected with a reconstituted basement membrane (matrigel). We have compared the development and the histology of tumours following injection with matrigel or with culture medium of a panel of tumour cells exhibiting different degrees of tumorigenicity. Two cell lines (MCF7 and MCF7/6) required matrigel in order to form tumours. When inoculated with matrigel, all the other cell lines tested [MCF7 gpt, MCF7ras, MCF7(AZ), MCF7(AZ)TD5, MDA-MB 231, HT1080] showed increased tumour take and reduced latency period. Human primary tumours (melanoma, breast and colon cancers) were transplanted successfully into nude mice, in the presence of matrigel. Breast primary tumours or cell lines gave rise to poorly differentiated carcinomas. The other tumours presented histopathological patterns typical of differentiated human cancers. [less ▲]

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See detailAvoided overlap between two resonance energies or frequencies. Formation of fast and slow decay modes
Desouter, Michèle ULg; Jacques, Vincent

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1995), 28

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See detailIn vitro modulation of keratinocyte attachment by minocycline H-Cl
Van Heusden, Alain ULg; Rompen, Eric ULg; Lebfevre, P. et al

in Journal of Dental Research (1995), 74

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See detailAnalysis of learning tasks proposed within a volleyball teaching unit in secondary education. Comparison between two teachers differentiated by their expertise
Cloes, Marc ULg; Lapierre, Annick; Piéron, Maurice

in International VolleyTech (1995), 4

School physical education focussed on the harmonious development of the individual's various components - namely his motor, cognitive, affective and social dimensions. Within the French-speaking Community ... [more ▼]

School physical education focussed on the harmonious development of the individual's various components - namely his motor, cognitive, affective and social dimensions. Within the French-speaking Community of Belgium, as in many other regions in the world, the practive of voleyball comes within the activities proposed in the physical education programme of secondary education. The analysis of activites put forward by physical education teachers shows that volayball is the most practised collective sport in secondary education... [less ▲]

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See detailGuianensine, a zwitterionic alkaloid from Strychnos guianensis
Quetin-Leclercq, Joëlle; Llabres, Gabriel ULg; Warin, Roger et al

in Phytochemistry (1995), 40(5), 1557-1560

The isolation and structure determination of an alkaloid isolated from the stem bark of Strychnos guianensis is described. Elucidation of its structure is based mainly on 1D and 2D NMR studies. The new ... [more ▼]

The isolation and structure determination of an alkaloid isolated from the stem bark of Strychnos guianensis is described. Elucidation of its structure is based mainly on 1D and 2D NMR studies. The new alkaloid has a zwitterionic asymmetrical bis-indole structure and is named guianensine. [less ▲]

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See detailGlucose metabolism in obese subjects: lessons from OGTT, IVGTT and clamp studies.
Scheen, André ULg; Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Letiexhe, Michel ULg et al

in International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders (1995), 19 Suppl 3

Impaired glucose tolerance and overt diabetes are more frequent in presence than in absence of obesity. In obese subjects, glucose tolerance can be maintained within the normal range by compensating for ... [more ▼]

Impaired glucose tolerance and overt diabetes are more frequent in presence than in absence of obesity. In obese subjects, glucose tolerance can be maintained within the normal range by compensating for insulin resistance by peripheral hyperinsulinism, the latter resulting from both increased insulin secretion and reduced insulin clearance. Impaired glucose tolerance is observed when insulin resistance is associated to impaired first-phase insulin response, which results in a significant increase in plasma glucose levels and a late insulin hyperresponsiveness. Both hyperinsulinaemia and hyperglycaemia are then able to overcome peripheral insulin resistance and impaired glucose disposal. When a more marked defect in insulin secretion is present, hyperglycaemia progresses, probably due to an additional participation of impaired suppression of hepatic glucose output. Overt diabetes then occurs with persistent post-absorptive hyperglycaemia. All these abnormalities can be reversed after a marked weight loss and recovery of ideal body weight, arguing for acquired rather than inherited metabolic defects in presence of morbid obesity. If a sufficient weight reduction can not be obtained, pharmacological approaches may be considered to improve insulin resistance of obese subjects, especially those with impaired glucose tolerance or overt diabetes. [less ▲]

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See detailNimesulide
Dupont, L.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Masereel, B. et al

in Acta Crystallographica (1995), C51

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See detailEffects of infused sodium lactate on glucose and energy metabolism in healthy humans.
Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Schneiter, P.; Cayeux, M. C. et al

in Diabètes & Métabolism (1995), 21(5), 345-52

To assess the effects of lactate on glucose metabolism, sodium lactate (20 mumol.kg-1.min-1) was infused into healthy subjects in basal conditions and during application of a hyperinsulinaemic (6 pmol.kg ... [more ▼]

To assess the effects of lactate on glucose metabolism, sodium lactate (20 mumol.kg-1.min-1) was infused into healthy subjects in basal conditions and during application of a hyperinsulinaemic (6 pmol.kg-1.min-1) euglycaemic clamp. Glucose rate of appearance (GRa) and disappearance (GRd) were measured from plasma dilution of infused U- 13C glucose, and glucose oxidation (G(ox)) from breath 13CO2 and plasma 13C glucose. In basal conditions, lactate infusion did not alter G(ox) (8.8 +/- 0.9 vs 9.2 +/- 1.1 mumol.kg-1.min-1), while GRa slightly decreased from 15.2 +/- 0.8 basal to 13.9 +/- 0.9 mumol.kg-1.min-1 after lactate (p < 0.05). During a hyperinsulinaemic clamp, hepatic glucose production was completely suppressed with or without lactate. Lactate decreased G(ox) from 17.1 +/- 0.4 to 13.4 +/- 1.2 mumol.kg-1.min-1 (p < 0.05), whereas GRd was unchanged (39.7 +/- 3.6 vs 45.6 +/- 2.6 mumol.kg-1.min-1. It is concluded that infusion of lactate in basal conditions does not increase GRa or interfere with peripheral glucose oxidation, and that during hyperinsulinaemia lactate decreases glucose oxidation but does not alter hepatic or peripheral insulin sensitivity. [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêt du calcul du rapport Trough/Peak (effet en fin de dose/effet maximum) lors d'un traitement antihypertenseur
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Rorive, Georges ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1995), 53

Un rapport entre l'effet antihypertenseur résiduel (à la fin de l'intervalle entre deux prises) et l'effet au pic d'efficacité (TroughlPeak) constitue un index arithmétique utile pour apprécier l ... [more ▼]

Un rapport entre l'effet antihypertenseur résiduel (à la fin de l'intervalle entre deux prises) et l'effet au pic d'efficacité (TroughlPeak) constitue un index arithmétique utile pour apprécier l'efficacité antihypertensive pour la fréquence d'administration proposée après soustraction de l'effet placebo. Un rapport inférieur à 50% indique que la molécule doit être administrée soit à posologie plus élevée, soit plus fréquemment. A l'inverse, un rapport approchant les 100% indique que l'effet antihypertenseur est maintenu de façon homogène pendant tout l'intervalle considéré, intéressant chez les sujets peu compliants. Il existe cependant une variabilité individuelle importante de la réponse antihypertensive traduite par la dispersion des valeurs autour de la moyenne de ce rapport TroughlPeak (TIP). Quoi qu'il en soit, il reste à démontrer que le calcul de ce rapport TIP est utile en pratique, notamment par l'objectivation d'une relation entre sa valeur et la prévention des phénomènes de morbidité et de mortalité cardio-vasculaires. [less ▲]

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See detailCloning of an SNF2/SWI2-related protein that binds specifically to the SPH motifs of the SV40 enhancer and to the HIV-1 promoter.
Sheridan, P. L.; Schorpp, M.; Voz, Marianne ULg et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1995), 270(9), 4575-87

We have isolated a human cDNA clone encoding HIP116, a protein that binds to the SPH repeats of the SV40 enhancer and to the TATA/inhibitor region of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 promoter. The ... [more ▼]

We have isolated a human cDNA clone encoding HIP116, a protein that binds to the SPH repeats of the SV40 enhancer and to the TATA/inhibitor region of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 promoter. The predicted HIP116 protein is related to the yeast SNF2/SWI2 transcription factor and to other members of this extended family and contains seven domains similar to those found in the vaccinia NTP1 ATPase. Interestingly, HIP116 also contains a C3HC4 zinc-binding motif (RING finger) interspersed between the ATPase motifs in an arrangement similar to that found in the yeast RAD5 and RAD16 proteins. The HIP116 amino terminus is unique among the members of this family, and houses a specific DNA-binding domain. Antiserum raised against HIP116 recognizes a 116-kDa nuclear protein in Western blots and specifically supershifts SV40 and HIV-1 protein-DNA complexes in gel shift experiments. The binding site for HIP116 on the SV40 enhancer directly overlaps the site for TEF-1, and like TEF-1, binding of HIP116 to the SV40 enhancer is destroyed by mutations that inhibit SPH enhancer activity in vivo. Purified fractions of HIP116 display strong ATPase activity that is preferentially stimulated by SPH DNA and can be inhibited specifically by antibodies to HIP116. These findings suggest that HIP116 might affect transcription, directly or indirectly, by acting as a DNA binding site-specific ATPase. [less ▲]

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See detailL'hyperthyroïdie sévère associée à la prise d'amodarone: une urgence chirurgicale
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Hamoir, Etienne ULg; Joris, Jean ULg et al

in Revue Française d'Endocrinologie Clinique, Nutrition, et Métabolisme (La) (1995), 36(1), 35-45

L'évolution de certaines thyréotoxicoses associées à la prise d'amiodarone peut être particulièrement grave et rapide, menaçant le pronostic vital. De déclenchement brutal, sans relation avec la durée du ... [more ▼]

L'évolution de certaines thyréotoxicoses associées à la prise d'amiodarone peut être particulièrement grave et rapide, menaçant le pronostic vital. De déclenchement brutal, sans relation avec la durée du traitement par amiodarone, elles peuvent survenir aussi bien chez des sujets porteurs de thyroïdopathies méconnues ou négligées au moment de l'induction du traitement, que chez des patients apparemment indemnes de toute pathologie thyroïdienne pré-existante. Le traitement médical conservateur est le plus souvent inefficace. Dans ces cas, il convient de poser sans hésitation, l'indication d'une thyroïdectomie la plus radicale possible. Ce rapport traite de l'évolution post-opératoire spectaculaire et favorable de 13 cas consécutifs de thyréotoxicose sévère associée à la prise d'amiodarone. La validité de l'approche chirurgicale repose sur la correction rapide et définitive de l'état toxique après exérèse glandulaire. La morbidité quasi nulle liée au geste chirurgical est la seule alternative thérapeutique antithyroïdienne existante qui permette de poursuivre un traitement par amiodarone lorsque celui-ci est indiqué pour contrôler une arytmie menaçante [less ▲]

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See detailAn early origin of plastids within the cyanobacterial divergence is suggested by evolutionary trees based on complete 16S rRNA sequences
Nelissen, Bart; Van De Peer, Yves; Wilmotte, Annick ULg et al

in Molecular Biology and Evolution (1995), 12

It is generally accepted that the plastids arose from a cyanobacterial ancestor, but the exact phylogenetic relationships between cyanobacteria and plastids are still controversial. Most studies based on ... [more ▼]

It is generally accepted that the plastids arose from a cyanobacterial ancestor, but the exact phylogenetic relationships between cyanobacteria and plastids are still controversial. Most studies based on partial 16S rRNA sequences suggested a relatively late origin of plastids within the cyanobacterial divergence. In order to clarify the exact relationship and divergence order of cyanobacteria and plastids, we studied their phylogeny on the basis of nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences. The data set comprised 15 strains of cyanobacteria from different morphological groups, 1 prochlorophyte, and plastids belonging to 8 species of plants and 12 species of diverse algae. This set included three cyanobacterial sequences determined in this study. This is the most comprehensive set of complete cyanobacterial and plastidial 16S rRNA sequences used so far. Phylogenetic trees were constructed using neighbor joining and maximum parsimony, and the reliability of the tree topologies was tested by different methods. Our results suggest an early origin of plastids within the cyanobacterial divergence, preceded only by the divergence of two cyanobacterial genera, Gloeobacter and Pseudanabaena. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la violence scolaire à travers des transgressions auto-révélées
Egido, A.; Born, Michel ULg

in Cahiers de l'IPSA (1995), 17

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See detailAnalyse critique de l'utilisation d'un appareil isocinétique
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg

in Journal de Traumatologie du Sport (1995), 12

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See detailPET radiopharmaceuticals in Europe : Current use and data relevant for the formulation of summaries of product characteristics (SPCs)
Meyer, G. J.; Waters, S. L.; Coenen, H. H. et al

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine (1995), 22(12), 1420-1432

The increasing use of radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET) has come to the attention of regulatory bodies. In order to help authorities in all aspects, the EANM has formed a task ... [more ▼]

The increasing use of radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET) has come to the attention of regulatory bodies. In order to help authorities in all aspects, the EANM has formed a task group for licensing PET radiopharmaceuticals; this group has surveyed the use of these compounds in Europe by a questionnaire. The number of PET centres that responded to the questionnaire was 26, which included more than 90% of the larger European PET centres. The survey showed that 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose is by far the most important PET radiopharmaceutical with more than 200 applications per week, followed by [15O]water, [15O]carbonmonoxide, [13N]ammonia, [11C]-l-methionine, andl-6-[18F]fluoro-DOPA. More than 25 other PET radiopharmaceuticals are in regular use, however, at rather low application frequencies. The data were used by the European Pharmacopoeia Commission for its priority rating for requesting the formulation of monographs. Since it is likely that group registrations will be issued by authorities for the PET radiopharmaceuticals, relevant data on toxicity and dosimetry for the formulation of summaries of product characteristics have been collected by the task group as well. [less ▲]

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See detailDecomposing efficiency into its managerial and its regulatory components: The case of European railways
Gathon, Henry-Jean ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in European Journal of Operational Research (1995), 80

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See detailComposition n'est pas raison? Une contrefaçon liégeoise de la Théorie de l'impôt de Mirabeau (1761)
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in De Gulden Passer = Le compas d'or (1995), 73

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See detailA experiência Pedagógica «Renovação do Ensino Elementar - Desenvolvimento Corporal das Crianças dos 2,5 Anos aos 12 Anos»
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in Boletim Sociedade Portuguesa de Educação Física (1995), 12(2), 31-58

This paper presents the methodology and main results of a research program aiming to identify the effect of a daily physical education project implemented in the French speaking part of Belgium.

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See detailProfondeville/Rivière: Grotte du "Bois Laiterie"
Noiret, Pierre ULg

in Chronique de l'Archéologie Wallonne (1995), 3

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See detailLumière und der Augen-Blick
Belloi, Livio ULg

in KINtop : Jahrbuch zur Erforschung des frühen Films (1995), 4

Analyse de la pratique de la vue chez Lumière, envisagée dans sa double dimension spatiale et temporelle.

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See detailTranssexualism and connection with reality: Rorschach data
Mormont, Christian ULg; Michel, Aude; Wauthy, Jacques ULg

in Rorschachiana (1995), 20(1), 172-187

AB Presents 12 various types of responses to the Rorschach that indicate a distinctive connection with reality that seems to resemble the inability of transsexuals to resign themselves as easily to ... [more ▼]

AB Presents 12 various types of responses to the Rorschach that indicate a distinctive connection with reality that seems to resemble the inability of transsexuals to resign themselves as easily to perceived reality as to symbolic satisfactions (desired reality). The authors then compare the frequency of such responses in the Rorschach protocols of transsexuals and control subject in order to test the validity of this hypothesis. The research to be reported here involved an initial sample of 36 transsexuals, 24 men and 12 women (with the designated sex determined by the original anatomical sex). These subjects had consulted a psychologist for an evaluation that was required prior to a medical decision to perform an anatomical sex-change operation. Clinical observation indicates that transsexuals (a) correctly perceive the anatomical reality of their sex; (b) do not modify their conviction (that of belonging to the other sex) in accord with this perception; and (c) seek to resolve the resulting dissonance by changing their anatomy rather than their conviction (gender identity). On the basis of this observation, we have inferred that transsexuals should maintain a characteristic relationship with reality that we have formulated in terms of indices to be identified during Rorschach testing. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Anatolian Middle Palaeolithic. New Research at Karain Cave
Otte, Marcel ULg; Yalçinkaya, Isin; Taskiran, Harun et al

in Journal of Anthropological Research (1995), 51(4), 287-299

The aims of this report are three-fold: i. to provide new informattion concerning the Palaeolithic of Turkey; ii. to present the shifts in lithic techniques évidenced during this period; and iii. to ... [more ▼]

The aims of this report are three-fold: i. to provide new informattion concerning the Palaeolithic of Turkey; ii. to present the shifts in lithic techniques évidenced during this period; and iii. to demonstrate significance of the new information for interpreting long distance relations between Western Asia and Europe. In fact, in spite of the crucial geographic situation of Anatolia between the Near East and Europe, it has rarely been the subject of intensive excavations and publications concerning the Paleolithic periods. Recently obtained data are therefore of significant interest. [less ▲]

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See detailDélimitation des hinterlands des agglomérations urbaines au départ d’une image de télédétection
Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg

in Revue Belge de Géographie (1995), 3-4(59), 325-331

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See detailLes Coléoptères Carabidae (Coleoptera) de la Réserve Naturelle du Pré des Forges à Mirwart
Waeyenbergh, M.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg; Lebrun, Philippe

in Bulletin en Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie (1995), 131

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See detailEstimation de la disponibilite de la ressource forestiere. Cas d'une essence traitée en futaie équienne monospecifique.
Hebert, Jacques ULg; Laurent, Christian

in Revue Forestière Française (1995), 47(5), 572-580

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See detailÉvolution technique au Paléolithique ancien de Karain (Turquie)
Otte, Marcel ULg; Yalçinkaya, Isin; Kozlowski, Janusz et al

in Anthropologie (L') (1995), 99(4), 529-561

The Karain Cave, in Southern Turkey, provided a long sequence pf Lower and Middle Palaeoliothic. A "Clactonian" type flake industry is present at the basis, with numerous denticulates and notches. The ... [more ▼]

The Karain Cave, in Southern Turkey, provided a long sequence pf Lower and Middle Palaeoliothic. A "Clactonian" type flake industry is present at the basis, with numerous denticulates and notches. The evolution is marked by the development of the elaborated preparation of flakes leading to the Levallois technology. Four climatic cycles were recognized, each with an alternance of a long cold phase and thinner tempered deposits. The now available radiometric datations place the last tempered phase around 120 to 100,000 years. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunohistochemical identification of varicella-zoster virus gene 63-encoded protein (IE63) and late (gE) protein on smears and cutaneous biopsies: implications for diagnostic use.
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Debrus, S.; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg et al

in Journal of Medical Virology (1995), 47(4), 342-7

Early and specific recognition of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is of vital concern in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of histochemical ... [more ▼]

Early and specific recognition of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is of vital concern in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of histochemical and immunohistochemical identification of the VZV ORF63 encoded protein (IE63) and of the VZV late protein gE on smears and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded skin sections taken from lesions clinically diagnosed as varicella (n = 15) and herpes zoster (n = 51). Microscopic examinations of Tzanck smears and skin sections yielded a diagnostic accuracy of Herpesviridae infections in 66.7% (10/15) and 92.3% (12/13) of varicella, and 74.4% (29/39) and 87.8% (43/49) of herpes zoster, respectively. Immunohistochemistry applied to varicella provided a type-specific virus diagnostic accuracy of 86.7% (13/15; IE63) and 100% (15/15; gE) on smears, and of 92.3% for both VZV proteins on skin sections. In herpes zoster, the diagnostic accuracy of immunohistochemistry reached 92.3% (36/39; IE63) and 94.9% (37/39; gE) on smears, and 91.7% (44/48; IE63) and 91.8% (45/49; gE) on skin sections. These findings indicate that the immunohistochemical detection of IE63 and gE on both smears and skin sections yields a higher specificity and sensitivity than standard microscopic assessments. [less ▲]

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See detailSU (3) scaled effective lagrangians for a hot and strange system
Jaminon, Martine ULg; Van Den Bossche, Bruno

in Nuclear Physics A (1995), 582

We construct two effective lagrangians which reproduce the explicit flavor SU(3) symmetry breaking and the trace and axial anomalies of QCD. All analytical expressions are derived for a hot strange matter ... [more ▼]

We construct two effective lagrangians which reproduce the explicit flavor SU(3) symmetry breaking and the trace and axial anomalies of QCD. All analytical expressions are derived for a hot strange matter but the results are only shown for zero baryonic density. We study the coupling of the quark condensates (u and s) to the gluon condensate. We also consider the temperature behavior of the pion and of the kaon masses. We show that the results crucially depend on the choice of the two free parameters of the model: the chiral transition can be of first or of second order; the coupling between the gluon and the quark condensates can be large or not; the meson masses can increase or decrease with temperature. The introduction of the QCD trace anomaly in the SU(3) NJL model kills the predictive character of the NJL. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude du miveau de contamination par les PCBs et les pesticides organochlorés de loutres (Lutra lutra) et l'anguilles (Anguilla anguilla) issues de zones humides de l'oeust de la France
Tans, Michael; Hugla, Jean Louis; Libois, Roland ULg et al

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1995), 15(2-3-4), 321-324

Organochlorinated pesticides and PCBs were identified in 32 otter carcasses (road casualties) found in the wetlands of western France. The contamination levels are relatively low compared to those found ... [more ▼]

Organochlorinated pesticides and PCBs were identified in 32 otter carcasses (road casualties) found in the wetlands of western France. The contamination levels are relatively low compared to those found in other otter European populations. As eel is the main prey of otters in that area, samples of that fish from the Marais poitevin were analysed too. They also show a low level of contamination by these compounds, their PCB congener pattern being different. [less ▲]

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See detailTrente cinq années de programmes d'histoire dans l'enseignement secondaire francophone
Jadoulle, Jean-Louis ULg

in Histoire et Enseignement : Bulletin (1995), 45e année(n°3), 1-6

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See detailDifferential effects of drawing and indirect dopamine agonists on the induction of gnawing in C57BI/6J mice
Tirelli, Ezio ULg; Witkin, J. M.

in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (The) (1995), 273(1), 7-15

Compared the ability of indirect dopamine (DA) agonists to induce gnawing behavior (GB) in male C57BL/6J mice with that of direct DA agonists acting at DA D-sub-1 or D-sub-2 receptor subtypes. Eight Ss ... [more ▼]

Compared the ability of indirect dopamine (DA) agonists to induce gnawing behavior (GB) in male C57BL/6J mice with that of direct DA agonists acting at DA D-sub-1 or D-sub-2 receptor subtypes. Eight Ss were used per dose. Holes left by Ss on corrugations of packing cardboard were used as an objective index of GB. Indirect DA agonists, including DA releasers such as fencamfamine and amfonelic acid and DA uptake inhibitors such as cocaine and nomifensine, produced dose-dependent increases in GB. None of the direct agonists (e.g., apomorphine, quinpirole) increased GB. The dopaminergic nature of GB was confirmed in studies in which a host of compounds (e.g., nicotine, caffeine, dizocilpine) with primary actions at nondopaminergic sites did not induce GB. Given the general contrast between the effects of direct and indirect DA agonists, this procedure could serve as a rapid in vivo method of distinguishing direct- from indirect-acting DA agonists. ((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved) [less ▲]

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See detailEpithelioid Cell Histiocytoma: A Report of Two Cases
Dezfoulian, Bita ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard-Franchimont, Claudine ULg et al

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (1995), 190(4), 349-350

Epithelioid cell histiocytoma is a rarely reported tumor derived from factor-XIIIa-positive dermal dendrocytes. Two additional cases are presented including their clinical, histologic and ... [more ▼]

Epithelioid cell histiocytoma is a rarely reported tumor derived from factor-XIIIa-positive dermal dendrocytes. Two additional cases are presented including their clinical, histologic and immunohistochemical features. [less ▲]

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See detailComment j'explore ... Une anorexie mentale.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(12), 538-9

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See detailSpores et pollens, témoins remarquables de la végétation des continents depuis un demi-milliard d'années.
Streel, Maurice ULg

in Bulletin de la Classe des Sciences. Académie Royale de Belgique (1995), 6e Série

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Troubles electrolytiques severes dans l'anorexie mentale.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(1), 16-7

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See detailLASH: laparoscopic supracervical (subtotal) hysterectomy
Donnez, Jacques; Smets, Mireille; Polet, Roland et al

in Zentralblatt für Gynakologie (1995), 117(12), 629-32

From July 1990 to December 1993, 156 laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomies (LASH) were performed. No complications occurred. The technique and the advantages are described. Because of the easy ... [more ▼]

From July 1990 to December 1993, 156 laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomies (LASH) were performed. No complications occurred. The technique and the advantages are described. Because of the easy feasibility of this technique, the quick recovery of the patients and the absence of complications this strictly laparoscopic approach must be widely proposed when an hysterectomy is indicated and no risk of remaining cervix cancer is assumed. [less ▲]

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See detailInteresting Lines in the Infrared Solar Spectrum. II. Unblended Lines between 1.0 and 1.8µm
Ramsauer, J.; Solanki, S. K.; Biémont, Emile ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1995), 113

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See detailGale auriculaire du lapin et des carnivores domestiques : efficacité d’un gel phyto-aromatique
Mignon, Bernard ULg

in Action Vétérinaire (1995), suppl 1343

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See detailVentilatory and arterial blood gas tension adjustments to strenuous exercise in standardbreds
Art, Tatiana ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1995), 56(10), 1332-1337

Five healthy, fit Standardbreds (mean +/- SEM, 490.4 +/- 15.0 kg, 4.0 +/- 0.5 years) were studied during a standardized test carried out on a treadmill. The test consisted of an 8-minute warm-up and a 9 ... [more ▼]

Five healthy, fit Standardbreds (mean +/- SEM, 490.4 +/- 15.0 kg, 4.0 +/- 0.5 years) were studied during a standardized test carried out on a treadmill. The test consisted of an 8-minute warm-up and a 9-minute exercise period (1 minute at 1.7, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10 m/s; 2 minutes at 4 m/s; and a 1-minute walk at a 6% slope). Respiratory airflow, tidal volume (V(T)), and respiratory frequency (f) were continuously recorded, using 2 ultrasonic pneumotachographs connected to a face mask and mass spectrometer. Oxygen uptake, carbon dioxide output, and expired minute volume (V(E)) were obtained on a breath by breath basis. Arterial blood was tested at the end of each step for O2 and CO2 partial pressures. Heart rate was continuously recorded, using a heart rate recording system. Stride frequency was measured at each step, and the stride frequency-to-f ratio was calculated. Venous blood was tested for plasma lactate concentration be fore and 2 minutes after completion of the test. Some horses had a locomotion-respiration coupling (LRC), but this coupling was occasional and intermittent. The f was lower and V(T) was higher than values reported for thoroughbreds working under similar experimental conditions. Nevertheless, maximal V(E) did not overshoot maximal V(E) reported in Thoroughbreds. All horses were hypoxemic and hypercapnic, but there was wide variability between subjects. The horses with the highest oxygen uptake and the lowest plasma lactate concentration were more hypoxemic and hypercapnic. The Standardbreds, studied under our laboratory conditions, did not have constant LRC and had lower f with higher V(T) than did Thoroughbreds under similar experimental conditions. Despite these differences in breathing strategy, the Standardbreds did not have higher V(E) than did Thoroughbreds, and they were hypoxemic and hypercapnic. The fact that these Standardbreds, which obviously freely selected their breathing strategy, were unable or unwilling to adopt compensatory hyperventilation reinforces the hypothesis that, in strenuous exercising horses, there could be a physiologic limit to ventilation, most probably related to mechanical factors, but independent of any LRC. [less ▲]

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See detailNausea and vomiting in fractionated radiotherapy: a prospective on-demand trial of tropisetron rescue for non-responders to metoclopramide.
Miralbell, R; COUCKE, Philippe ULg; Behrouz, F et al

in European Journal of Cancer Prevention (1995)

A prospective trial was performed to better assess the risk of nausea and vomiting and the rescue value of tropisetron (TRO), a 5HT3 receptor antagonist, in 88 patients undergoing fractionated ... [more ▼]

A prospective trial was performed to better assess the risk of nausea and vomiting and the rescue value of tropisetron (TRO), a 5HT3 receptor antagonist, in 88 patients undergoing fractionated radiotherapy to the abdomen or to large supradiaphragmatic fields and failing a first anti-emetic trial with metoclopramide (MET). Nausea was graded 0 (absent), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate) and 3 (severe). Nausea requiring anti-emetics (L grade 2) was present in 64% of the patients. MET was able to control nausea (I grade 1) in 26 of 58 patients (45%) who developed 1 grade 2 nausea during radiation treatment (2 patients vomiting without nausea included). 34 patients required TRO, and 31 experienced immediate relief. However, nausea (1 grade 2) recurred in 7 patients from 1 to 3 weeks after starting, TRO. Sex, age, field type and field size (cm*) did not influence the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting. Only 24188 patients vomited after starting radiotherapy. MET helped to eliminate emesis in one third of these patients. TRO helped to control vomiting in 73% of the salvaged patients. Constipation was observed in 8 patients on TRO and was a reason to stop the medication in 4 cases. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure, chromosomal location, and expression pattern of three mouse genes homologous to the human MAGE genes.
De Backer, O.; Verheyden, A. M.; Martin, B. et al

in Genomics (1995), 28(1), 74-83

The human MAGE1 gene directs the expression of an antigen recognized on a melanoma by autologous cytolytic T lymphocytes. MAGE1 belongs to a family of genes that are expressed in a number of tumors of ... [more ▼]

The human MAGE1 gene directs the expression of an antigen recognized on a melanoma by autologous cytolytic T lymphocytes. MAGE1 belongs to a family of genes that are expressed in a number of tumors of various histological types but not in normal tissues except testis. The MAGE genes are arranged in two groups that are located within two different regions of the human X chromosome (Xq26-qter and Xp21.3). By hybridizing mouse genomic libraries with a MAGE1 probe, we identified three homologous genes. Two of these mouse genes, Smage1 and Smage2, are more than 99% identical to each other and encode the same protein of 330 aa. The 5' noncoding region of Smage2 provides the potential for regulating the expression of the gene through several different promoters located in front of alternative first exons. The third gene, Smage3, has the structure of a processed transcript. It codes for a protein with only 11 aa substitutions with respect to the Smage1/2 product. Somatic cell hybrids and interspecific backcross analysis showed that Smage3 is autosomal and that Smage1 and Smage2 are located between the Dmd and the Ar loci on the mouse X chromosome. Since this region is syntenic to the human Xp21.1-p22.1 region, we conclude that Smage1 and Smage2 are homologous to the MAGE-Xp rather than to the MAGE-Xq genes. Smage1/2 transcripts were detected in several tumor and embryonal cell lines but not in normal mouse tissues with the exception of testis. Expression of Smage3 was found in embryos from Day 11 to Day 15. [less ▲]

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See detail3-Methyl-4H-pyrido[4,3-e][1,2,4]thiadiazine 1,1-dioxide monohydrate
Dupont, L.; De Tullio, Pascal ULg; Pirotte, Bernard ULg et al

in Acta Crystallographica (1995), C51

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See detailThe Dissociative Electroionization of Carbon Dioxide by low-energy Electron Impact. The C+, O+ and CO+ Dissociation channels.
Locht, Robert ULg; Davister, M.

in International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes (1995), 144

This work reports the dissociative ionization of CO2 between 19-40 eV. The three dissociation channels producing C+, O+ and CO+ are examined in detail. Translational energy distributions as a function of ... [more ▼]

This work reports the dissociative ionization of CO2 between 19-40 eV. The three dissociation channels producing C+, O+ and CO+ are examined in detail. Translational energy distributions as a function of the impinging electron energy and the ionization efficiency for fixed kinetic energy carried away by the fragments are measured. The kinetic energy versus appearance energy diagram is obtained for the three fragment ions. When available, the present results are compared with previous measurements. The lowest appearance energy of O+ and CO+ corresponds to the predissociation of the CO2+ (C2Sigma +/g) state. At higher energies all the fragment ions are exclusively produced by the dissociative ionization of CO2 in the multiple electron transition (MET) states. Predissociation is most probably the dominant mechanism. Each MET state branches off to produce not only the three fragments but also the same fragment in two different states. This is observed for each dissociation channel, i.e. O+, CO+ and/or C+. In the latter channel no evidence is found for the dissociative ionization reaction CO2+->C++2O. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of residual water types in freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus by nuclear magnetic resonance
Hodzic, D.; Llabres, Gabriel ULg; Zgoulli, S. et al

in Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft & -Technologie = Food Science & Technology (1995), 28

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See detailGnawing induced by dopaminergic mobilzation : differential effects of direct and indirect dopamine agonists in mice
Tirelli, Ezio ULg; Witkin, J. M.

in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (The) (1995), 273

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See detailLack of LTR and ENV genetic variation during bovine leukemia virus-induced leukemogenesis.
Willems, Luc ULg; Kerkhofs, P.; Burny, A. et al

in Virology (1995), 206(1),

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See detailLa classification fonctionnelle des dysfonctions de la valvule mitrale selon Carpentier
RADERMECKER, Marc ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(7), 292-4

Pour aborder le traitement chirurgical de la valvule mitrale autrement, c'est-à-dire par une réparation valvulaire comme alternative raisonnable au remplacement sytématique, il faut recourir à une ... [more ▼]

Pour aborder le traitement chirurgical de la valvule mitrale autrement, c'est-à-dire par une réparation valvulaire comme alternative raisonnable au remplacement sytématique, il faut recourir à une classfication fonctionnelle des dysfonctions mitrales. Cette classification, établie par Carpentier (1, 2) regroupe les dysfonctions valvulaire mitrales en trois rubriques : a) le type caractérisé par des mouvements valvulaires normaux, b) le type 2, équivalent au prolapsus valvulaire, c) le type 3, correspondant à la restriction des mouvements valvulaires. Cette approche nouvelle postule, en outre, qu'une affection valvulaire n'est parfaitement définie que lorsqu'on en connaît l'étiologie, les lésions et les dysfonctions. L'utilisation de cette méthode analytique (qui a l'avantage de la simplicité et de la clarté) permet au chirurgien de réparer la valvule mitrale en adaptant à chaque dysfonction une correction appropriée et, par l'application de règles, d'obtenir des résultats reproductibles (3-6). [less ▲]

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See detailThermohydrodynamical modelling of a power plant implementation in the Zeebrugge harbour
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Vanormelingen, J.-J.

in Journal of Hydraulic Research (1995), 33(2), 163-180

A mathematical model and numerical simulation has been used to test the validity of a water and thermal circulation scheme induced by the implementation of a new power plant in the Zeebrugge harbour. The ... [more ▼]

A mathematical model and numerical simulation has been used to test the validity of a water and thermal circulation scheme induced by the implementation of a new power plant in the Zeebrugge harbour. The aim of the study was to: a) verify that in the interior basin of the inner harbour, a sufficient stratification is present to allow for the capture of cold bottom waters, whereas the ejected heated water remains at the surface and is evacuated to the main harbour, b) study the way the water cools in the main harbour and to quantify the amount of thermal energy which is pumped back into the inner harbour, c) determine if the global heat excess is evacuated and if the resulting temperature increase remains within reasonable limits at the power plant pump inlet. The study, accomplished in three steps, determined the parameters that control the recirculation (e.g. atmospheric conditions) and what their relative importance is. It was shown that a stratification is created in the interior basin. In the main harbour the heat evacuation is done primarily by evaporation in the harbour and only for 20% by the outflow to the open sea. Extreme temperature increases at the pump inlet are expected to be 1.6 degrees C and 6.6 degrees C,but generally the temperature increase lies between 3-4 degrees C. The actual value was found to be most sensitive to the atmospheric conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailClinical neurophysiology and neurotransmitters
MAERTENS DE NOORDHOUT, Alain ULg; Wang, Wei; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1995), 15(4), 301-9

Clinical neurophysiology allows non-invasive assessment of neurotransmitter function in various regions of the central and peripheral nervous system. In this review, we describe examples of functional ... [more ▼]

Clinical neurophysiology allows non-invasive assessment of neurotransmitter function in various regions of the central and peripheral nervous system. In this review, we describe examples of functional evaluation of neurotransmission at the neuromuscular junction, in some spinal interneurons and intracortical circuits as well as evaluation of pharmacological modulation of some electrophysiological tests. These investigations are carried out to help our understanding of the pathophysiology of brain diseases. Finally, we discuss possible relationships between electrophysiological tests (evoked/event-related potentials and exteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity) and neurotransmitter function in headache. [less ▲]

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See detail2,4,7-Trimethyl-2,3-dihydro-4H-pyrido[4,3-e]-1,2,4-thiadiazinium 1,1-dioxide iodide
Dupont, L.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Acta Crystallographica (1995), C51

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See detailAminoglycoside Antibiotics Induce Aggregation But Not Fusion Of Negatively-Charged Liposomes
Vanbambeke, F.; Tulkens, Pm.; Brasseur, Robert ULg et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology-Molecular Pharmacology Section (1995), 289(2), 321-33

The binding of aminoglycoside antibiotics to acidic phospholipids of membranes is an essential step in the development of both their renal and auditory toxicities, which could be associated with critical ... [more ▼]

The binding of aminoglycoside antibiotics to acidic phospholipids of membranes is an essential step in the development of both their renal and auditory toxicities, which could be associated with critical modifications of the membrane properties. This work examines the capacity of aminoglycosides to induce membrane aggregation and fusion. Three techniques were used in parallel: (i) measurement of the dequenching rate of a lipid-soluble fluorescent probe (octadecylrhodamine B) incorporated at self-quenched concentration in membranes; (ii) measurement of the increase in the energy transfer between two fluorescent derivatives of phospholipids; and (iii) electron microscopy of negatively-stained replicas. The results were compared with those obtained with spermine (an aggregating polycation) and melittin (a fusogenic peptide). The three approaches indicate that aminoglycosides induce liposomes aggregation, but not fusion. Aggregation is related to the capacity of each drug studied to bind phosphatidylinositol, as evaluated by its energy of interaction with this acidic phospholipid, and to its toxic potential. Membrane aggregation occurring in vivo could therefore contribute to, or be a determinant of this toxicity, which could rationally be screened for new derivatives by the methods applied here. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign for polarizing holographic optical elements
Habraken, Serge ULg; Renotte, Yvon; Roose, Stéphane ULg et al

in Applied Optics (1995), 34(19), 3595-3602

We present results of the application of a three-dimensional rigorous-vector coupled-wave theory to the design of polarizing holographic optical elements. Two different cases have been selected giving ... [more ▼]

We present results of the application of a three-dimensional rigorous-vector coupled-wave theory to the design of polarizing holographic optical elements. Two different cases have been selected giving rise to two types of element, one of which is completely original. Experimental realizations were performed. The recording material was dichromated gelatin because of its outstanding performance related to diffraction efficiency. A fair agreement between the theoretical previsions and the experimental results was achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailA new analysis of the OH radical spectrum from solar infrared observations.
Mélen, F.; Sauval, A. J.; Grevesse, Nicolas ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy (1995), 174

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See detailLogica en esthetica. Notities bij ‘Het bordeel van Ika Loch’ van Paul van Ostaijen
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Spiegel der Letteren (1995), 37(2-3), 89-128

This article is an innovative rereading of Van Ostaijen's grotesque story 'Ikla Loch's Brothel', in light of the author's late philosophical views.

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See detailMapping quantitative trait loci controlling milk production by exploiting progeny testing
Georges, Michel ULg; Nielsen, D.; Mackinnon, M. et al

in Genetics (1995), 139

We have exploited "progeny testing" to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying the genetic variation of milk production in a selected dairy cattle population. A total of 1,518 sires, with progeny ... [more ▼]

We have exploited "progeny testing" to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying the genetic variation of milk production in a selected dairy cattle population. A total of 1,518 sires, with progeny tests based on the milking performances of > 150,000 daughters jointly, was genotyped for 159 autosomal microsatellites bracketing 1645 centimorgan or approximately two thirds of the bovine genome. Using a maximum likelihood multilocus linkage analysis accounting for variance heterogeneity of the phenotypes, we identified five chromosomes giving very strong evidence (LOD score > or = 3) for the presence of a QTL controlling milk production: chromosomes 1, 6, 9, 10 and 20. These findings demonstrate that loci with considerable effects on milk production are still segregating in highly selected populations and pave the way toward marker-assisted selection in dairy cattle breeding. [less ▲]

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See detailBiochemical analysis of cytoplasmic and mitochondrial Asn-tRNA synthetase functions in two mutant yeast strains.
Landrieu, Isabelle; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1995), 103

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See detailProblèmes rencontrés par des stagiaires dans l’enseignement des activités physiques et sportives. Analyse par la technique des incidents critiques
Beckers-Ledent, Maryse; Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1995), 35(1), 37-48

Les auteurs se sont attachés à identifier les problèmes rencontrés par des futurs enseignants lorsqu'ils font face à une classe. Il est évident qu'il est primordial de dépasser le simple aspect descriptif ... [more ▼]

Les auteurs se sont attachés à identifier les problèmes rencontrés par des futurs enseignants lorsqu'ils font face à une classe. Il est évident qu'il est primordial de dépasser le simple aspect descriptif des problèmes pour analyser les conduites adoptées par l'enseignant pour les résoudre et de découvrir sa perception de l'efficacité de son intervention. [less ▲]

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See detailExpression of the monomeric 67-kd laminin-binding protein in human lymphomas as defined by MLuC5 monoclonal antibody and paraffin section immunohistochemistry.
Carbone, A.; Gloghini, A.; Colombatti, A. et al

in Human Pathology (1995), 26(5), 541-6

Interactions between cancer cells and laminin, a major component of basement membranes, are mediated through a large variety of cell surface proteins designated as laminin receptors. Among the above ... [more ▼]

Interactions between cancer cells and laminin, a major component of basement membranes, are mediated through a large variety of cell surface proteins designated as laminin receptors. Among the above proteins, a 67-kd monomeric high affinity laminin receptor (67 LR) has long been suspected to be involved in tumor progression. In this study we wished to establish whether the 67 LR molecule is detectable on tumor cells of Hodgkin's disease (HD) and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs), to define its pattern of expression, and to assess the potential utility of 67 LR in differentiating these pathological entities. Morphological and immunohistological studies were performed on 85 specimens of HD and a series of 334 NHL specimens, including anaplastic large cell (ALC) (CD30-positive) lymphomas (73 specimens). For immunohistochemical assessment of the 67 LR we used the monoclonal antibody (MoAb) MLuC5 directed against the 67-kd laminin receptor on paraffin-embedded sections. Reed-Sternberg cells reacted with MLuC5 MoAb in four of 85 (4.7%) HD specimens. Among the NHL specimens, a MLuC5-positive reaction was expressed in 3.3% of B-cell lymphomas. They all belonged to the high grade subtypes. On the other hand, a MLuC5-positive reaction was detected in none of the T-cell lymphomas tested. In contrast to the results obtained with the other NHLs, in 30.2% of ALC (CD30-positive) lymphoma specimens, tumor cells reacted with MLuC5 MoAb. MLuC5-expressing ALC (CD30-positive) lymphoma cells were of either T-cell (six of 17 specimens), B-cell (three of 25 specimens), or undetermined phenotype (10 of 31 specimens). Our investigation has shown that 67 LR as shown by MLuC5 MoAb is detectable only in neoplastic cells of a fraction of ALC (CD30-positive) lymphomas and small subsets of B-cell high grade NHLs and HD. The restricted expression of the 67 LR molecule to ALC (CD30-positive) lymphomas provides a potential tool for the phenotypic separation of this pathological entity from HD and other lymphomas. Whether the detection of the 67 LR expression in these lymphoma subsets may be related to the aggressiveness of the disease remains to be ascertained. [less ▲]

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See detailVariations temporelles de la phénologie et de la composition biochimique de la phanérogame marine Posidonia oceanica en baie de Calvi
Gobert, Sylvie ULg; Belkhiria, Samy; Dauby, Patrick ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1995), 64

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See detailLes activateurs de canaux potassiques: étude structurale comparative du pinacidil, du diazoxide et du cromakalim
Dupont, Léon ULg; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises (1995), 53(5), 201-208

A conformational analysis has been performed with SYBYL starting from the energy optimized (Tripos force field) X-ray conformation of (R,S)-pinacidil. The geometry of four selected low energy conformers ... [more ▼]

A conformational analysis has been performed with SYBYL starting from the energy optimized (Tripos force field) X-ray conformation of (R,S)-pinacidil. The geometry of four selected low energy conformers has been reoptimized using the AM1 semiempirical Molecular Orbital method (MOPAC 5.0), and the total energy of the optimized conformers has been compared. In spite of an apparent structural dissimilarity, a good analogy has been found between the calculated isopotential map of diazoxide and that of at least one selected low energy conformer of pinacidil. It has been suggested that, unlike cromakalim, the low but observable activity of pinacidil on pancreatic B-cells could be explained by adoption for this compound of a conformation having a diazoxide-like stereoelectronical imprint which could assume a similar interaction on the same biological receptor. [less ▲]

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See detailAbsence of tiGh effect on adaptability to brackish water in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
Auperin, B.; Leguen, I.; Rentier-Delrue, Françoise ULg et al

in General and Comparative Endocrinology (1995)

The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of growth hormone in the adaptation of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to brackish water and to analyze its interactions with prolactin in this ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of growth hormone in the adaptation of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to brackish water and to analyze its interactions with prolactin in this process. Plasma levels of growth hormone do not change upon transfer to brackish water. Treatment of intact tilapia in fresh water with growth hormone prior to transfer did not enable the fish to preadapt to brackish water: the duration of the hydromineral imbalance after transfer was the same in treated animals and controls. The major osmoregulatory role of prolactin in fresh water led us to test the hypothesis that prolactin might antagonize the effect of growth hormone on adaptation to brackish water. Growth-hormone-treated hypophysectomized animals, however, exhibited no increased osmoregulatory capacity as compared to hypophysectomized controls, confirming the absence of a growth-hormone-related osmoregulatory effect. When prolactin and growth hormone were coinjected, growth hormone also proved unable to oppose the Na+ retaining effect of prolactin, in both brackish and fresh water. Surprisingly, hypophysectomized animals adapt better to brackish water than do sham-operated animals. This result is discussed in light of the effects of prolactin and cortisol on osmoregulation in brackish water and we suggest that an important event which allows O. niloticus to adapt to hyperosmotic environment is the reduction of plasma PRL upon transfer to brackish water. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiologie et physiopathologie du facteur d'activation plaquettaire et perspectives thérapeutiques de ses antagonistes
Van de Weerdt, ML; Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1995), 139

Le facteur d'activation plaquettaire (PAF) est un phospholipide dérivé de l'acide arachidonique dont la particularité est d'activer l'agrégation et la dégranulation des plaquettes. Le PAF est également un ... [more ▼]

Le facteur d'activation plaquettaire (PAF) est un phospholipide dérivé de l'acide arachidonique dont la particularité est d'activer l'agrégation et la dégranulation des plaquettes. Le PAF est également un puissant médiateur de l'inflammation sécrété par de multiples cellules. Il est capable de moduler et d'amplifier la cascade de l'inflammation. Ce travail de synthèse expose dans sa première partie, le processus de biosynthèse du PAF ainsi que le rôle qu'il joue dans le rétrocontrôle ou l'amplification de la cascade de l'inflammation. Dans la seconde partie, l'accent est mis sur la physiopathologie du PAF et cela plus particulièrement pour les systèmes respiratoire et cardiovasculaire. Enfin, les antagonistes du PAF les plus couramment utilisés sont repris dans un tableau où figurent l'espèce étudiée ainsi que les améliorations cliniques obtenues. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of the Clozapine Structure Increases Its Selectivity for the Dopamine D4 Receptor
Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Bruhwyler, J.; Damas, Jacques ULg et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology (1995), 273(3), 1-3

Clozapine has a more marked affinity for the recently cloned dopamine D4 receptor than for the dopamine D2 receptor. In the search for a selective ligand for the dopamine D4 receptor, useful as a ... [more ▼]

Clozapine has a more marked affinity for the recently cloned dopamine D4 receptor than for the dopamine D2 receptor. In the search for a selective ligand for the dopamine D4 receptor, useful as a pharmacological tool or as a potent atypical antipsychotic, a pyridobenzodiazepine derivative bioisoster of clozapine, JL 18, 8-methyl-6-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-11H-pyrido [2,3-b][1,4]benzodiazepine, was found to be the most dopamine D4-selective ligand belonging to the diarylazepine class. Indeed, JL 18 binds to the dopamine D4 receptor with affinity up to 25 times superior to that for the dopamine D2 receptor and presents reduced affinities for other receptors. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of high osmolarity acclimation on tolerance to hyperosmotic shocks in L929 cultured cells.
Gilles, Raymond ULg; Belkhir, M.; Compère, Philippe ULg et al

in Tissue & Cell (1995), 27(6), 679-687

Application of abrupt, large hyperosmotic shocks induces in L929 cultured cells changes similar to those previously described in other cell types, notably a hypercondensation of the nuclear chromatin ... [more ▼]

Application of abrupt, large hyperosmotic shocks induces in L929 cultured cells changes similar to those previously described in other cell types, notably a hypercondensation of the nuclear chromatin. This paper shows that; 1) this phenomenon is concomitant with a complete disappearance of deoxyribonucleic acid, as visualized by immunogold labelling, from the nucleoplasmic spaces; 2) acclimation to high osmolarities (600 mOsm) by addition to the culture medium of NaCl, sorbitol or proline protects the cells from these effects, which appear to be largely attenuated-acclimated cells also survive much better to the osmotic shock than do control cells and; 3) the best protection seems to be provided by sorbitol and NaCl. Proline acclimation is less effective. These effects are discussed in terms of increased tolerance to NaCl load induced at the level of different macromolecules by so-called 'compensatory' organic compounds. [less ▲]

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See detailForbidden transitions of Astrophysical Interest in the 5pk (k=1-5) Configurations
Biémont, Emile ULg; Hansen, J. E.; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1995), 111

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See detailA simple two species ecological model exhibiting chaotic behaviour
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Nihoul, Jacques ULg

in Mathematical & Computer Modelling (1995), 21(6), 3-11

The classical prey-predator model of Lotka-Volterra is revisited. Instead of constant growth rates, a modulated growth rate for the prey is used. It is shown that in this very simple case, the resulting ... [more ▼]

The classical prey-predator model of Lotka-Volterra is revisited. Instead of constant growth rates, a modulated growth rate for the prey is used. It is shown that in this very simple case, the resulting system's evolution may become nonlinearly resonant. This shows that complex behaviour is not necessarily related to complex systems. [less ▲]

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See detailCD4+ T cells determine the ability of spleen cells from F1 hybrid mice to induce neonatal tolerance to alloantigens and autoimmunity in parental mice
Gonzales, M.; Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Ramos, A. et al

in European Journal of Immunology (1995), 25

Spleen cells from F1 hybrid mice injected into newborn parental mice induce a state of cytolytic unresponsiveness to the corresponding alloantigens. However, these mice develop a transient autoimmune ... [more ▼]

Spleen cells from F1 hybrid mice injected into newborn parental mice induce a state of cytolytic unresponsiveness to the corresponding alloantigens. However, these mice develop a transient autoimmune syndrome characterized by the production of multiple autoantibodies and glomerulonephritis. Previous reports indicated that the depletion of F1 donor T cells, shortly prior the injection into parental mice, does not interfere with any of these events. Here, we have explored whether the continuous absence of T cells in F1 mice influences the ability of their spleen cells to induce neonatal tolerance to alloantigens and the associated autoimmune manifestations. Our results revealed that spleen cells from athymic (BALB/c x C57BL/6) F1 hybrid (CB6F1) nu/nu mice or from euthymic CB6F1 mice depleted from birth of CD4+ T cells, but not of CD8+ T cells, are unable to induce neonatal tolerance to alloantigens and autoimmune manifestations. By contrast, the partial reconstitution of T cells in CB6F1 nu/nu mice, after the neonatal graft of a syngeneic thymus, restored the capacity of spleen cells from these mice to induce tolerance and autoimmunity when injected into newborn BALB/c mice. These results demonstrate that the functional defect of spleen cells from athymic CB6F1 nu/nu mice to induce neonatal tolerance to alloantigens is directly related to the long-term absence of mature CD4+ T cells. Interestingly, a new increase in the titers of anti-DNA Ab was observed when spleen cells from athymic CB6F1 nu/nu mice were injected into adult BALB/c mice that had been tolerized at birth with normal CB6F1 spleen cells. This finding indicates that B cells from CB6F1 nu/nu mice recover their capacity to interact with alloreactive Th2 cells when they are placed into mice having functional CD4+ T cells. These data indicate that the continuous absence of CD4+ T cells causes a reversible functional defect in F1 spleen cells that determines their inability to induce neonatal tolerance and autoimmunity [less ▲]

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Anderson, D.; Colson, A.; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Costruzioni Metalliche (1995), n°4

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See detailThrombospondin modulates human breast adenocarcinoma cell adhesion to human vascular endothelial cells.
Incardona, F.; Lewalle, J. M.; Morandi, V. et al

in Cancer Research (1995), 55(1), 166-73

hrombospondin (TSP), a M(r) 450,000 cytoadhesive glycoprotein, has been shown to potentiate tumor cell metastasis in mice by a mechanism that involves the hemostatic system of the host. In this study, the ... [more ▼]

hrombospondin (TSP), a M(r) 450,000 cytoadhesive glycoprotein, has been shown to potentiate tumor cell metastasis in mice by a mechanism that involves the hemostatic system of the host. In this study, the potential involvement of TSP in the interaction of human mammary adenocarcinoma MCF-7 cells with human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in culture was investigated. Using an ELISA, preconfluent HUVECs synthesized 100-fold more TSP than did MCF-7 cells during 24 h of culture (20 versus 0.2 microgram/10(6) cells). Confocal microscopy localized TSP within intercellular junctions between aggregated MCF-7 cells in suspension. On adherent cells, TSP exhibited a patchy distribution both on the cell surface and in the cytosol. In HUVECs, TSP strongly stained the perinuclear space and was also found in association with cytoskeletal microfibrils. Flow cytometric analysis indicated the presence of a large number of unoccupied receptors for TSP on MCF-7 cells. Binding studies using [125I]TSP demonstrated the presence of 1.6 x 10(6) sites/cell with an apparent Kd of 28 nM. Attachment of radiolabeled MCF-7 cells to a TSP-coated substrate and to HUVEC monolayers was inhibited in the presence of a polyclonal antibody to TSP (10 micrograms/ml) or increasing concentrations (1-10 micrograms/ml) of soluble TSP. Neither nonimmune IgG nor the cell adhesion peptide Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser (100 micrograms/ml) inhibited these interactions. Inhibition was also observed with heparin (10 micrograms/ml), suggesting the participation of TSP heparin-binding domain(s) and heparin-like molecules. In the presence of an excess of soluble TSP or anti-TSP antibody, MCF-7 cells did not form aggregates in suspension and preformed aggregates were readily dissociated by the addition of soluble TSP. These results indicate that mammary adenocarcinoma cells use TSP to form aggregates and to attach to human endothelial cells. These interactions may have physiological implications during the hematogenous spread of tumor cells. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de la densité osseuse généralisée en implantologie orale
PTAK, Jean ULg; Legrand, Roman; Albert, Adelin ULg et al

in Actualités Odonto-Stomatologiques (1995), 189

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See detailInhibition of growth of normal and human papillomavirus-transformed keratinocytes in monolayer and organotypic cultures by interferon-gamma and tumor necrosis factor-alpha.
Delvenne, Philippe ULg; al-Saleh, W.; Gilles, Christine ULg et al

in American Journal of Pathology (1995), 146(3), 589-98

The growth response of normal and human papillomavirus (HPV)-transformed cervical keratinocytes to interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha was investigated in monolayer and ... [more ▼]

The growth response of normal and human papillomavirus (HPV)-transformed cervical keratinocytes to interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha was investigated in monolayer and organotypic raft cultures. The proliferation rates of monolayer cultures were assessed by [3H]TdR incorporation and fluorimetric DNA titration. The growth of keratinocytes in organotypic cultures was estimated by their ability to stratify on collagen rafts and by immunohistochemistry for Ki67 antigen expression. IFN-gamma reduced the DNA synthesis of normal and HPV-transformed keratinocytes in monolayer cultures and exerted a marked growth inhibitory effect in organotypic raft cultures. In control raft cultures, normal keratinocytes produced an epithelial sheet of approximately 10 cells in thickness that closely resembled normal cervical epithelium and was characterized by sparse Ki67 antigen-positive cells whereas HPV-transformed keratinocytes produced up to 15 poorly differentiated epithelial layers that were reminiscent of high grade cervical lesions seen in vivo and exhibited a full thickness Ki67 antigen expression. When normal and HPV-transformed keratinocytes were maintained in the presence of IFN-gamma, the epithelial sheet was reduced to a few cells in thickness and the density of Ki67 antigen-positive cells was decreased. A more pronounced growth inhibitory effect in monolayer and organotypic cultures was observed when IFN-gamma was associated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha Tumor necrosis factor-alpha alone reduced the DNA synthesis of normal keratinocytes but was significantly less effective than IFN-gamma to inhibit the growth of HPV-transformed keratinocytes. These results suggest that similar responses in vivo to regulatory molecules may play a role in the development of HPV-related lesions. [less ▲]

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See detailMigraine and cluster headache--their management with sumatriptan: a critical review of the current clinical experience.
Wilkinson, M.; Pfaffenrath, V.; Schoenen, Jean ULg et al

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1995), 15(5), 337-57

Sumatriptan is a potent and selective agonist at the vascular 5HT1 receptor which mediates constriction of certain large cranial blood vessels and/or inhibits the release of vasoactive neuropeptides from ... [more ▼]

Sumatriptan is a potent and selective agonist at the vascular 5HT1 receptor which mediates constriction of certain large cranial blood vessels and/or inhibits the release of vasoactive neuropeptides from perivascular trigeminal axons in the dura mater following activation of the trigeminovascular system. The mode of action of this drug in migraine and cluster headache is discussed. On the basis of a detailed review of all published trials and available data from post-marketing studies, the efficacy, safety, tolerability and the place of oral and subcutaneous sumatriptan in the treatment of both conditions are assessed. A number of double-blind clinical trials have demonstrated that sumatriptan 100 mg administered orally is clearly superior to placebo in the acute treatment of migraine headache and achieves significantly greater response rates than ergotamine or aspirin. In other studies, 70 to 80% of patients receiving sumatriptan 6 mg sc experienced relief of migraine headaches by 1 or 2 h after administration, and patients consistently required less rescue medication for unresolved symptoms. Sumatriptan was also effective in relieving associated migraine symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Sumatriptan was equally effective regardless of migraine type or duration of migraine symptoms. Overall, approximately 40% of patients who initially responded to oral or subcutaneous sumatriptan experienced recurrence of their headache usually within 24 h, effectively treated by a further dose of this drug. In 75% of patients with cluster headache treated with sumatriptan 6 mg sc, relief was achieved within 15 min. Based on pooled study data, sumatriptan is generally well tolerated and most adverse events are transient. Adverse events following oral administration include nausea, vomiting, malaise, fatigue and dizziness. With the subcutaneous injection, injection site reactions occur in approximately 30%. Chest syumptoms are reported in 3 to 5% but have been associated with myocardial ischaemia only in rare isolated cases. The recommended dosage of sumatriptan at the onset of migraine symptoms is 100 mg orally or 6 mg subcutaneously. The recommended dosage for cluster headache is 6 mg sumatriptan sc. Sumatriptan must not be given together with vasoconstrictive substances, e.g., ergotamines, or with migraine prophylactics with similar properties, e.g., methysergide. Sumatriptan should not be given during the migraine aura. It is contraindicated in patients with ischaemic heart disease, previous myocardial infarction, Prinzmetal (variant) angina and uncontrolled hypertension. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of the open reading frames of the main capsid proteins of actinophage VWB.
Anne, J; Fiten, P; Van Mellaert, L et al

in Archives of Virology (1995), 140(6), 1033-47

The nucleotide sequence of a 6 kb fragment encoding the main late proteins (p14, p38 and p24) of actinophage VWB was obtained. Sequence comparison of the encoded proteins with those filed in databases ... [more ▼]

The nucleotide sequence of a 6 kb fragment encoding the main late proteins (p14, p38 and p24) of actinophage VWB was obtained. Sequence comparison of the encoded proteins with those filed in databases indicated that the phage VWB main late proteins were all novel. A search for special motifs revealed that p14 (13.3 kDa) has a P-loop sequence commonly found in ATP- and GTP-binding proteins. This observation might indicate that p14 is important for ATP-driven DNA translocation during encapsidation of VWB phage DNA into the phage head. Furthermore, the polypeptide ORF2 (26.9 kDa) has an unusual primary structure consisting of 3 stretches of acidic amino acid residues and a glycine/arginine rich C-terminal end. From comparison with other proteins including the bacteriophage T4 prohead core component and from the data of special motif analysis the ORF2 gene product is probably involved in prohead core formation. [less ▲]

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See detail7-Methyl-3-methylthio-4H-pyrido[4,3-e]-1,2,4-thiadiazin-7-ium-4-ide 1,1-dioxide zwitterion
Dupont, L.; De Tullio, Pascal ULg; Pirotte, Bernard ULg et al

in Acta Crystallographica (1995), C51

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See detailHIV-1 and NF-kappaB activation by photo-oxidative stress
Piette, Jacques ULg; Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg; Piret, Bernard

in Photochemistry & Photobiology (1995)

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See detailQuantitative assessment of erythropoiesis in haemodialysis patients demonstrates gradual expansion of erythroblasts during constant treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin.
Beguin, Yves ULg; Loo, Martine; R'Zik, Samir ULg et al

in British Journal of Haematology (1995), 89(1), 17-23

Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) has been shown to be effective in correcting the anaemia of chronic renal failure. It has been reported that reticulocytes as well as erythroid progenitors ... [more ▼]

Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) has been shown to be effective in correcting the anaemia of chronic renal failure. It has been reported that reticulocytes as well as erythroid progenitors increase within 1-2 weeks, with no further elevation beyond this time interval. However, the erythroblast pool is quantitatively the most important compartment of erythropoiesis, and the rate, extent and duration of the expansion of erythropoietic activity in response to rHuEpo is not known. Treatment with rHuEpo was given to 64 patients i.v. thrice weekly after haemodialysis. The effect of rHuEpo was obvious from the early elevation of reticulocyte counts, but much of this increase was due to a rapid output of shift reticulocytes which levelled off after a few weeks. Serum transferrin receptor (TfR), a quantitative measure of erythropoiesis, increased progressively over 6 weeks to reach a plateau phase at about twice baseline values. The Hct increased progressively and continued to rise steadily after the TfR plateau was reached. The speed and extent of the expansion of erythropoietic activity correlated with the later haematological response to rHuEpo. When rHuEpo was discontinued, erythropoietic activity returned progressively to baseline values, to rise again gradually when treatment was resumed. Part of the Hct increase was also due to haemoconcentration. The results indicate that changes in the various erythroid compartments vary considerably in intensity and speed, and that the erythroblast compartment in particular is slow to respond to modifications in the erythropoietin stimulus. [less ▲]

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Claes, Victor; Chaput, Mariella; Nicolas, Nathalie et al

in Agricontact (1995), 279

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See detailBlues & African-American Literature. The Devil's Music in Novels of Nella Larsen,Gayl Jones and Toni Morrison. An Approach
Sacré, Robert ULg

in International Jazz Archives Journal (1995), vol.1(no.3), 93-106

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Biémont, Emile ULg

in Annuaire de l'Académie Royale de Belgique (1995)

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See detailAnalysis of Liquid Flow Distribution in Trickling Flow Reactor Using Computer-Assisted X-Ray Tomography
Toye, Dominique ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg; Crine, Michel ULg et al

in Chemical Engineering Research & Design : Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part A (1995), 73(A3), 258-262

In this paper, we propose a new experimental technique, based on X-ray tomography, allowing the analysis of the gas-liquid-solid phase distribution in trickling flow reactors. Tomography refers to the ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose a new experimental technique, based on X-ray tomography, allowing the analysis of the gas-liquid-solid phase distribution in trickling flow reactors. Tomography refers to the cross-sectional imaging of an object from data collected by illuminating this object from many directions. The experimental set-up allows the scanning of transverse sections of rather large columns: up to 0.8 m diameter and 2 m height can be irradiated. Experiments were carried out both without and with liquid flow. In the absence of liquid, the reconstructed images give a view of the non-uniformity of the solid phase distribution. The images obtained are very complex because they result from the superposition of several distributions with different Spatial scales. We show the existence of a first spatial scale which allows us to separate properties belonging to the individual packing elements from those belonging to the bed scale. When liquid is flowing through the packed bed X-ray scans give a clear picture of the distribution of the liquid phase saturation, despite the very low liquid film thickness. Average values of this liquid phase saturation are determined and confronted with a partial wetting model. [less ▲]

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See detailVictor Hugo, "Comme dans les étangs..." : Correction d'un exercice d'analyse textuelle
Tilkin, Françoise ULg; Mathonet, Anne

in Espace pour un humanisme européen (1995), 27

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See detailAzidothymidine as a potential modifier of radiation-reponse
Copaceanu, M-L; COUCKE, Philippe ULg; Cottin, E et al

in Acta Oncologica (1995)

Abstract The potential effect of AZT as a thymidine analogue on radiation response in vitro was investigated. Two human cell lines (WiDr and HeLa) were used. The effect of 10 μM AZT on exponentially ... [more ▼]

Abstract The potential effect of AZT as a thymidine analogue on radiation response in vitro was investigated. Two human cell lines (WiDr and HeLa) were used. The effect of 10 μM AZT on exponentially growing cells was studied after different exposure times (24, 48 and 72 h). The surviving fraction (clonogenic assay) or metabolic activity (MTT assay) after irradiation of AZT-exposed cells, was compared to unexposed irradiated controls. Flow cytometry was used to assess the cell-cycle effect of pre-exposure of exponentially growing cells to AZT. AZT had a radioprotective effect for all experimental time points as far as WiDr was concerned. For HeLa the effect was significant at 24 h. Cell-cycle analysis showed a significant accumulation in S-phase at 72 h for WiDr. For HeLa there was a significant accumulation in S-phase at 48 h. We conclude that under the reported experimental conditions, AZT as a thymidine analogue seems to reduce the cytotoxic effect of irradiation. [less ▲]

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See detailUse of a model to understand prolactin and growth hormone specificities
Goffin, Vincent; Martial, Joseph ULg; Summers, Neena L.

in Protein Engineering (1995), 8(12), 1215-31

A human prolactin (hPRL) model based on a 2.1 A resolution X-ray refinement of porcine growth hormone is reported. Only regions clearly defined in the growth hormone template (the four-helix bundle) or ... [more ▼]

A human prolactin (hPRL) model based on a 2.1 A resolution X-ray refinement of porcine growth hormone is reported. Only regions clearly defined in the growth hormone template (the four-helix bundle) or previously assumed to be involved in hPRL-receptor binding (the bundle and the binding site loop) are included. A description of the model construction is provided and the resulting hPRL structure is used to interpret mutation/activity data for the cross-reactivity of human growth hormone (hGH) with the lactogenic receptor and the binding of human and bovine prolactin to the lactogenic receptor. The recognition of hPRL by its receptor unexpectedly appears to resemble more closely the interaction of hGH with the somatogenic receptor than with the lactogenic receptor. Each hGH binds to two receptor molecules, and an essential second messenger mediated by correct formation of the receptor-receptor interface has been proposed. The absence of receptor cross-reactivity for hPRL is linked to key sequence changes in hPRL which could disrupt hPRL-somatogenic receptor binding at the second site. A number of previous experiments have relied on the assumption that bioactivity is mediated by homologous residues at topologically equivalent positions. According to the model, this does not appear to be strictly true at either binding site. Good correlation at equivalent positions may be restricted to residues that are important for maintaining binding site shape as well as providing complementary stabilizing interactions between the hormone and receptor. Experiments are proposed to test our hypotheses. [less ▲]

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See detailRobert Feulgen Prize Lecture 1995. New approaches to in situ detection of nucleic acids.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in Histochemistry & Cell Biology (1995), 104(2), 81-95

The present paper reviews recent results obtained by different molecular biology-based, immunocytological approaches to the localization and identification of nucleic acids in sections of biological ... [more ▼]

The present paper reviews recent results obtained by different molecular biology-based, immunocytological approaches to the localization and identification of nucleic acids in sections of biological material. Examples of sensitive, high-resolution detection methods for RNA, DNA or specialized DNA regions are presented. Special emphasis is placed on the potential values and limitations of these new methods. [less ▲]

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See detailAutoimmunity following neonatal tolerance to alloantigens: role of donor I-A and I-E molecules
Kramar, G.; Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Berney, M. et al

in Journal of Autoimmunity (1995), 8

The injection of semi-allogeneic F1 spleen cells into newborn mice of a parental strain induces a state of immune tolerance characterized by anti-donor CTL unresponsiveness and the appearance of a ... [more ▼]

The injection of semi-allogeneic F1 spleen cells into newborn mice of a parental strain induces a state of immune tolerance characterized by anti-donor CTL unresponsiveness and the appearance of a transient SLE-like autoimmune syndrome associating autoantibody production, hypergammaglobulinemia, splenomegaly and glomerulonephritis. Our previous experiments have demonstrated that host Th2-like CD4+ T lymphocytes activate donor F1 B cells persisting in the host to produce autoantibodies, and that this cellular interaction relies on the presence of alloMHC class II molecules on donor B cells. In order to investigate the role and the involvement of MHC alloantigens in the cellular T(host)-B(donor) interaction, newborn C57BL/6 (B6) mice were injected with F1 spleen cells differing from the host at the level of defined portions of the MHC class I (K) or class II (I-A and I-E) molecules. B6 mice injected at birth with spleen cells from different F1 strains were tolerant to each alloantigen (alloAg) tested, as assessed by specific anti-donor CTL unresponsiveness. However, the SLE-like autoimmune syndrome only developed in B6 mice injected at birth with F1 spleen cells differing at the level of MHC class II I-A or I-E molecules. Autoantibodies appeared later in B6 mice neonatally tolerized to I-E alloAg than those detected in B6 mice neonatally tolerized to I-A alloAg. These results show that the SLE-like autoimmune disease that develops concomitantly to neonatally-induced tolerance to alloAg is the consequence of cognate T host-B donor cellular interactions triggered by even minute differences in the MHC class II I-A or MHC class II I-E molecules [less ▲]

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See detailUterine vascularity during stimulation and its correlation with implantation in in-vitro fertilization.
Bassil, Salim; Magritte, Jean-Philippe; Roth, Jurgen et al

in Human Reproduction (1995), 10(6), 1497-1501

The changes in uterine artery blood flow in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization cycles were studied throughout stimulation after gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) desensitization. The data ... [more ▼]

The changes in uterine artery blood flow in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization cycles were studied throughout stimulation after gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) desensitization. The data obtained showed that the uterine vascularity was related to hormonal changes. The GnRH agonist effect was seen only after the third week of administration, and the uterine perfusion was significantly (P = 0.002) improved by the oestradiol secretion. Human chorionic gonadotrophins increased the resistance index (RI) significantly (P = 0.0001) for a period of 48 h. Then the progesterone secretion modified the curve with a significant improvement in the uterine blood flow (P = 0.03). Comparison of the RI value 2 days before human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG) commencement, in patients with and without pregnancy, showed a higher RI in patients who did not conceive but no difference was observed on the day of embryo transfer. The pregnancy rates were similar whatever the range of the RI observed. The data available so far suggest that haemodynamic parameters alone, detected by Doppler sonography, do not provide full information on endometrial receptivity on the day of embryo transfer. A resistance index > 0.79 before HMG commencement seems to indicate poor uterine vascularity and may necessitate an increase in the HMG doses to prevent endometrial immaturity. [less ▲]

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See detailPlace de l'érythropoiétine recombinante en période périopératoire
Janssens, Marc ULg; Lamy, Maurice ULg

in Annales Françaises d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation (1995), 14(Suppl 1), 98-106

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See detailEtiologie et physiopathologie du diabète de type 2.
SCHEEN, André ULg; PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg; Lefevre, P.

in Problèmes Actuels d'Endocrinologie et de Nutrition (1995), 10

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See detailInfluence du risque suicidaire et du desespoir sur l'amplitude de l'onde P300 dans la depression majeure.
Urcelay-Zaldua, I.; Hansenne, Michel ULg; Ansseau, Marc ULg

in Neurophysiologie Clinique = Clinical Neurophysiology (1995), 25(5), 291-6

P300 amplitude represents a useful tool to assess information processing in normal and psychopathological subjects. In depressive disorders, many studies have shown a decrease of P300 amplitude and an ... [more ▼]

P300 amplitude represents a useful tool to assess information processing in normal and psychopathological subjects. In depressive disorders, many studies have shown a decrease of P300 amplitude and an increase of its latency. However, functional significance of the P300 modifications remain unclear. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of suicidal risk and hopelessness on P300 amplitude among 40 depressive inpatients. The results showed significant relationships between P300 amplitude and suicidal risk (r = -0.68, p < 0.001) and with hopelessness (r = -0.76, p < 0.001). From a clinical point of view, P300 amplitude should be considered as a psychophysiological index of suicidal risk in major depressive disorder. [less ▲]

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See detailPulmonary Ventilation, Mechanics, Gas Exchange and Haemodynamics in Calves Following Intratracheal Inoculation of Pasteurella Haemolytica
Linden, Annick ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Zentralblatt für Veterinarmedizin. Reihe A (1995), 42(8), 531-544

A Pasteurella haemolytica A1 broth was injected intratracheally in eight calves and measurements of pulmonary function values (PFV) were made once before and hourly post inoculation (p.i.). Changes in ... [more ▼]

A Pasteurella haemolytica A1 broth was injected intratracheally in eight calves and measurements of pulmonary function values (PFV) were made once before and hourly post inoculation (p.i.). Changes in PFVs, included increased respiratory rate and minute ventilation (up to 158% of baseline 2 h p.i.) and decreased tidal volume and lung dynamic compliance (up to 33% of baseline 3 h p.i.). Total pulmonary resistance was not affected. At and after 3 h p.i. there was a progressive impairement of gas exchange, as judged from arterial O2 tension which decreased up to 65% of baseline. In contrast, arterial CO2 tension was not affected. Pulmonary hypertension was observed during the 3 last h of the study and was attributable to an increased pulmonary vascular resistance. Severe neutropenia was observed at 3 h p.i. and post-mortem histological findings were consistent with an acute fibrinohemorragic bronchopneumonia. In conclusion, P. haemolytica airway challenge unequiovocally resulted in acute pneumonia, providing a reproducible pathophysiological model for investigations regarding new therapeutic strategies. [less ▲]

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See detailHelix Helix Interactions In Reconstituted High-Density-Lipoproteins
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; De Pauw, Mc. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Lipids and Lipid Metabolism (1995), 1258(1), 10-8

In this work we calculated the ionic interactions between adjacent amphipathic helices of apo A-I and apo A-IV. The calculation of the electrostatic potential around the helices helps identify the charged ... [more ▼]

In this work we calculated the ionic interactions between adjacent amphipathic helices of apo A-I and apo A-IV. The calculation of the electrostatic potential around the helices helps identify the charged residues susceptible to form salt bridges between adjacent helices. An estimation of the stability of the different pairs of helices is derived from the calculation of the energy of interaction between contiguous helices at a water/lipid interface after energy minimization. The most stable energetic conformation corresponds to the 17-residue helices oriented anti-parallel and separated by a stretch of 5 residues in an extended beta-strand conformation, as calculated through the 'stereo alphabet' calculation procedure. In a pair of helices, the hydrophobic faces are directed towards the lipid core of the discoidal phospholipid-apolipoprotein complex and the hydrophobic lipid-protein interactions are major determinants for the stability of the complex. Interactions between polar residues located on the opposite face of the helix and water molecules can also contribute to the overall energy of the system. Finally, salt bridge formation between residues of opposite charge along the edge of the helical segments contribute to the cooperativity of the phospholipid-apolipoprotein complex formation. The mode of assembly of the amphipathic helical repeats of the apolipoproteins around the edge of a discoidal complex is therefore determined both by the hydrophobic character of the residues and by the charge complementarity along the edge of the helices which increases the structural stability and determines the relative orientation of the helices. [less ▲]

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