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See detailTricho-hepato-enteric syndrome: further delineation of a distinct syndrome with neonatal hemochromatosis phenotype, intractable diarrhea, and hair anomalies.
Verloes, A.; Lombet, J.; Lambert, Yves ULg et al

in American Journal of Medical Genetics (1997), 68(4), 391-5

We report on two sibs with syndromal congenital iron storage disease. Prenatal symptoms were IUGR, hydramnios, and placental hyperplasia. Clinical anomalies included hypertelorism and sparse, thin, curly ... [more ▼]

We report on two sibs with syndromal congenital iron storage disease. Prenatal symptoms were IUGR, hydramnios, and placental hyperplasia. Clinical anomalies included hypertelorism and sparse, thin, curly hair (trichomalacia). Clinical course was marked by intractable diarrhoea, with normal histological and enzymological studies, cholestatic jaundice, hepatomegaly appearing after 30 days, and progressive liver failure, leading to death after a few months. The only metabolic anomaly was progressive hypermethioninemia. Pathologic examination of both children showed a similar pattern of multivisceral iron deposit compatible with a diagnosis of neonatal hemochromatosis: extensive liver fibrosis or cirrhosis with nodular regeneration, cholestasis, ductular proliferation, and hepatic, pituitary, thyroidal, adrenal, and pancreatic iron deposition. The unusual course for neonatal hemochromatosis in both sibs combined with concordant extrahepatic anomalies suggest that they could have a specific iron storage syndrome with possible autosomal recessive inheritance, probably similar to the sibship reported by Stanckler et al. [Arch Dis Child, 57:212-216, 1982]. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiple pregnancy-associated glycoproteins are secreted by day 100 sheep placenta
Xie, Sancai; Green, Jonathan; Bao, Bagna et al

in Biology of Reproduction (1997), 57(6), 1384-1393

Pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG)-1 (PAG1) and pregnancy-specific protein B are either identical or closely related antigens released by trophoblast binucleate cells of placentas of cattle. Sheep ... [more ▼]

Pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG)-1 (PAG1) and pregnancy-specific protein B are either identical or closely related antigens released by trophoblast binucleate cells of placentas of cattle. Sheep and other ruminants produce similar products. There is evidence, however, that these antigens, which are related structurally to the pepsinogens and other aspartic proteinases, are not single gene products but members of an extensive family. Here, the sequential use of ammonium sulfate precipitation and Sepharose blue, anion-exchange, and cation-exchange chromatographies, as well as isoelectric elution from a Mono P column, has allowed several PAG1-related molecules to be purified from the medium after culture of explants from Day 100 sheep placentas. Each of these PAGs cross-reacted to a varying extent with a panel of three different anti-PAG1 antisera. Four of them, all of which were major secretory products of the placenta, were subjected to amino-terminal microsequencing. Although each was related to ovine (ov) PAG1, none was identical. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction was then used to amplify PAG1-related cDNA from Day 100 placental RNA. Seven novel full-length cDNA, all distinct from ovPAG1, were identified from 25 cDNA selected for sequencing. Only two of these (ovPAG3 and ovPAG7) encoded polypeptides identical in sequence at their inferred amino termini to one of the PAGs (ovPAG65) purified from explant cultures. Even so, they were only 84% identical in overall sequence. The remaining five cDNA were unique. In situ hybridization analysis revealed that expression of ovPAG3 and ovPAG7, like that of ovPAG1, is confined to trophoblast binucleate cells. The data confirm that at Day 100 of pregnancy the ovine placenta produces many different PAGs, which differ considerably in sequence and immunological cross-reactivity. [less ▲]

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See detailChanges in the Distribution Pattern of Galectin-1 and Galectin-3 in Human Placenta Correlates with the Differentiation Pathways of Trophoblasts
Maquoi, Erik ULg; van den Brule, F. A.; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg et al

in Placenta (1997), 18(5-6, Jul-Aug), 433-9

Human placentation is a complex biological phenomenon that results from precisely regulated interactions between cells and the extracellular matrix. Galectin- 1 and galectin-3 belong to a newly defined ... [more ▼]

Human placentation is a complex biological phenomenon that results from precisely regulated interactions between cells and the extracellular matrix. Galectin- 1 and galectin-3 belong to a newly defined family of galactose-binding lectins that can bind several glycoconjugates such as the basement membrane glycoprotein laminin, and are involved in many biological events including cell adhesion. In this study, the expression of these two galectins in first and third trimester normal human placenta was examined using single and double immunohistochemical staining and specific antibodies for galectins and cytokeratins. Galectin-3 was detected in all trophoblastic lineages including villous cytotrophoblasts and extravillous trophoblasts (trophoblastic cell columns, infiltrating trophoblasts, endovascular trophoblasts and placental bed giant cells). On the contrary, galectin-1 distribution was restricted to endometrium. A reduction of galectin-3 expression was observed from the villous trophoblasts to the trophoblastic cell columns. This pattern correlated with the switch from a proliferative to a migratory phenotype. Galectin-1 and galectin-3 were both detected in maternal decidual cells. Our data demonstrate a specific pattern of galectin-1 and galectin-3 expression in trophoblastic tissue, and suggest these lectins could contribute to cell-cell and cell matrix interactions of trophoblast during placentation. [less ▲]

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See detailFreeze-drying of lactic acid bacteria : Lactobacillus acidophilus
Desmons, S.; Zgoulli, S.; Destain, Jacqueline ULg et al

in Mededelingen - Faculteit Landbouwwetenschappen, Rijksuniversiteit Gent (1997), 62/4b

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See detailRadiation therapy duration influences overall survival in patients with cervix carcinoma.
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Delaloye, J-F; Pampallona, S et al

in International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (1997), 57

of the cervix treated by radical radiation therapy. Method; Three hundred and sixty patients with FIG0 stage IB-IIIB carcinoma of the cervix were treated in Lausanne (Switzerland) with external radiation ... [more ▼]

of the cervix treated by radical radiation therapy. Method; Three hundred and sixty patients with FIG0 stage IB-IIIB carcinoma of the cervix were treated in Lausanne (Switzerland) with external radiation and brachytherapy as first line therapy. Median therapy duration was 45 days. Patients were classified according to the duration of the therapies, taking 60 days (the 75th percentile) as an arbitrary cut-off. Results: The 5-year survival was 61% (SE. = 3%) for the therapy duration group of less than 60 days and 53% (SE. = 7%) for the group of more than 60 days. In terms of univariate hazard ratio (HR), the relative difference between the hvo groups corresponds to a 50% increase of deaths (HR = 1.53, 95% CI = 1.03-2.28) for the longer therapy duration group (P = 0.044). In a multivariate analysis, the magnitude of estimated relative hazards for the longer therapies are confirmed though significance was reduced (HR = 1.52, 95% CI = 0.94-2.45, P = 0.084). Conclusion: These findings suggesthat short treatment duration is a factor associated with longer survival in carcinoma of the cervix. 0 1997 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [less ▲]

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See detailWhat Is the Risk of Transferral of an Undetected Neoplasm During Organ Transplantation?
Detry, Olivier ULg; Bonnet, Pierre ULg; Honore, Pierre ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (1997), 29(5), 2410-1

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See detailSpecies assemblages and indicator species: The need for a flexible asymmetrical approach
Dufrêne, Marc ULg; Legendre, P.

in Ecological Monographs (1997), 67(3), 345-366

This paper presents a new and simple method to find indicator species and species assemblages characterizing groups of sites. The novelty of our approach lies in the way we combine a species relative ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a new and simple method to find indicator species and species assemblages characterizing groups of sites. The novelty of our approach lies in the way we combine a species relative abundance with its relative frequency of occurrence in the various groups of sites. This index is maximum when all individuals of a species are found in a single group of sites and when the species occurs in all sites of that group; it is a symmetric indicator. The statistical significance of the species indicator values is evaluated using a randomization procedure. Contrary to TWINSPAN, our indicator index for a given species is independent of the other species relative abundances, and there is no need to use pseudospecies. The new method identifies indicator species for typologies of species releves obtained by any hierarchical or nonhierarchical classification procedure; its use is independent of the classification method. Because indicator species give ecological meaning to groups of sites, this method provides criteria to compare typologies, to identify where to stop dividing clusters into subsets, and to point out the main levels in a hierarchical classification of sites. Species can be grouped on the basis of their indicator values for each clustering level, the heterogeneous nature of species assemblages observed in any one site being well preserved. Such assemblages are usually a mixture of eurytopic (higher level) and stenotopic species (characteristic of lower level clusters). The species assemblage approach demonstrates the importance of the 'sampled patch size,' i.e., the diversity of sampled ecological combinations, when we compare the frequencies of core and Satellite species. A new way to present species-site tables, accounting for the hierarchical relationships among species, is proposed. A large data set of carabid beetle distributions in open habitats of Belgium is used as a case study to illustrate the new method. [less ▲]

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See detailPhénomènes karstiques dans les roches plutoniques et métamorphiques du sud Cameroun
Vicat, Jean-Paul; Lips, Bernard; Pouclet, André et al

in Karstologia (1997), 29

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See detailLong-wavelength behavior of the exchange-correlation kernel in the Kohn-Sham theory of periodic systems
Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Gonze, X.; Godby, R. W.

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (1997), 56(20), 12811-12817

The polarization dependence of the exchange-correlation (re) energy functional of periodic insulators within Kohn-Sham (KS) density-functional theory requires a O(1/q(2)) divergence in the re kernel for ... [more ▼]

The polarization dependence of the exchange-correlation (re) energy functional of periodic insulators within Kohn-Sham (KS) density-functional theory requires a O(1/q(2)) divergence in the re kernel for small vectors q. This behavior, exemplified for a one-dimensional model semiconductor, is also observed when an insulator happens to be described asa KS metal, or vice versa. Although it can occur in the exchange-only kernel, it is not found in the usual local, semilocal, or even nonlocal approximations to KS theory. We also show that the test-charge and. electronic definitions of the macroscopic dielectric constant differ from one another in exact KS theory, but are equivalent in the above-mentioned approximations. [less ▲]

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See detailcDNA cloning and expression of bovine procollagen I N-proteinase: a new member of the superfamily of zinc-metalloproteinases with binding sites for cells and other matrix components.
Colige, Alain ULg; Li, S. W.; Sieron, A. L. et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1997), 94(6), 2374-9

Procollagen N-proteinase (EC 3.4.24.14) cleaves the amino-propeptides in the processing of type I and type II procollagens to collagens. Deficiencies of the enzyme cause dermatosparaxis in cattle and ... [more ▼]

Procollagen N-proteinase (EC 3.4.24.14) cleaves the amino-propeptides in the processing of type I and type II procollagens to collagens. Deficiencies of the enzyme cause dermatosparaxis in cattle and sheep, and they cause type VIIC Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in humans, heritable disorders characterized by accumulation of pNcollagen and severe skin fragility. Amino acid sequences for the N-proteinase were used to obtain cDNAs from bovine skin. Three overlapping cDNAs had an ORF coding for a protein of 1205 residues. Mammalian cells stably transfected with a complete cDNA secreted an active recombinant enzyme that specifically cleaved type I procollagen. The protein contained zinc-binding sequences of the clan MB of metallopeptidases that includes procollagen C-proteinase/BMP-1. The protein also contained four repeats that are homologous to domains found in thrombospondins and in properdin and that can participate in complex intermolecular interactions such as activation of latent forms of transforming growth factor beta or the binding to sulfatides. Therefore, the enzyme may play a role in development that is independent of its role in collagen biosynthesis. This hypothesis was supported by the observation that in some tissues the levels of mRNA for the enzyme are disproportionately high relative to the apparent rate of collagen biosynthesis. [less ▲]

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See detailGravitational lensing by damped Ly-alpha absorbers
Smette, Alain; Claeskens, Jean-François ULg; Surdej, Jean ULg

in New Astronomy (1997), 2

Assuming that (i) damped Ly-alpha absorbers (DLAs) arise in present-day-like spiral galaxies which are immersed in isothermal dark matter halos, (ii) that these galaxies obey the Tully-Fisher sigma/sigma ... [more ▼]

Assuming that (i) damped Ly-alpha absorbers (DLAs) arise in present-day-like spiral galaxies which are immersed in isothermal dark matter halos, (ii) that these galaxies obey the Tully-Fisher sigma/sigma_* = (L/L_*)^1/alpha_TF and the Holmberg R_L/R_* = (L/L_*)^alpha_H relations, and (iii) that they follow the Schechter luminosity distribution, we describe how their observed number density (dN/dz), distribution of column density (f(N)) as well as inferred cosmological density of HI (Omega_HI) derived from DLA surveys are affected by gravitational lensing (GL). The `by-pass' effect causes the lines-of-sight (LOSs) towards background QSOs to avoid the central parts of galaxies and reduces their effective cross-section for absorption; the `amplification bias' leads observers to select QSOs whose LOSs preferentially cross galaxies close to their Einstein radius. As a consequence, the determination of the quantities dN/dz, f(N) and Omega_HI from DLA surveys does not only depend on the redshift z and luminosity L of galaxies responsible for the absorbers but also on the column density profile of HI within the galaxies and on the redshift z_q and magnitude b_q of the background QSOs. For most of the existing surveys using b_q <~ 19 QSOs, the amplification bias dominates the combined effect resulting in a slight overestimate of dN/dz, f(N) and Omega_HI. We mainly find that observational strategies presently used to produce high-z DLA surveys result in avoiding the signature of significant GL effects: following our model, we determine that an overestimate of Omega_HI by more than 10% is unlikely for the z > 1.7 existing surveys, but may reach ~= 35% for the low redshift ones. However, we show that, in the absence of extinction by dust and micro-lensing effects, surveys ideally designed to enhance GL effects, i.e. to search for DLAs at z ~ 0.5 in front of very bright (b_q ~= 16), high-z (z_q > 1) QSOs, may lead 1) to overestimate by up to ~= 90% the number of DLAs per unit redshift; 2) to bias the survey towards high HI column density systems so that it could contain up to 4 times as many such systems, thus 3) to overestimate by up to ~= 170% the cosmological density of gas associated with those DLAs. Identification of the galaxies responsible for the DLAs may be severely biased towards luminous galaxies if 2/alpha_TF - alpha_H>0 this latter effect is greatly increased for log N_HI > 21 DLAs. Hence, GL effects on the quantities derived from surveys for z ~ 0.5 DLAs are of the same order, but of opposite direction, as the effects of extinction by dust (cf. Fall & Pei, 1993). However, the GL and dust extinction effects do not compensate each other: combining them in a consistent way is necessary to interpret existing DLA surveys. Furthermore, the effects due to micro-lensing should be simultaneously taken into account. We intend to report the results on the complex interplay between macro-lensing, micro-lensing and dust in a subsequent paper. We briefly present statistical tests specifically designed to check whether GL affects existing DLA surveys, and assuming that extinction by dust is negligible. We only find indications of GL effects for the z < 1 ones which, if confirmed, might even be stronger than predicted by our model. We show that an independent work on the same subject by Bartelmann & Loeb (1996) incorrectly treats the inclination effects for the intervening galaxies, thus undermining some of their main results and conclusions. [less ▲]

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See detailLe diagnostic de la reproduction: fertilité, gestation, anœstrus
Delahaut, Philippe; Sulon, Joseph ULg; Ectors, Francis et al

in Cahiers Agricultures (1997), 6

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See detailUltrastructural nucleolar alterations induced by an ametantrone/polyr(A-U) complex.
Thiry, Marc ULg; Jamison, J. M.; Gilloteaux, J. et al

in Experimental Cell Research (1997), 236(1), 275-84

In the present study we examined the ultrastructural modifications as well as the precise distribution of DNA and RNA in RT4 cell nucleoli following a 3-h exposure to nontoxic or toxic doses of ... [more ▼]

In the present study we examined the ultrastructural modifications as well as the precise distribution of DNA and RNA in RT4 cell nucleoli following a 3-h exposure to nontoxic or toxic doses of ametantrone (AMT), poly(adenylate-uridylate) (polyr(A-U), or an AMT/polyr(A-U) combination. While distribution of nucleic acids within the various nucleolar components is not modified following all treatments, the nucleoli exhibit several ultrastructural changes: redistribution of the nucleolar components, decrease in the number of fibrillar centers, and increase in the size of the fibrillar centers. The relative frequencies of the test agents to induce the apparition of nucleoli of compact type are AMT/polyr(A-U) > AMT approximately polyr(A-U) > sham-treated, while the abilities of the test agents to induce the nucleolar segregation are AMT/polyr(A-U) approximately AMT > polyr(A-U) > sham-treated cells. These ultrastructural changes are characteristics of drugs that intercalate into DNA and inhibit rDNA transcription as well as rRNA processing and release of nascent preribosomes from the nucleolus. [less ▲]

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See detailAu fil du fleuve. Entretien avec Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Mélon, Marc-Emmanuel ULg; d'Autreppe, Emmanuel; Flamant, Nathalie et al

in Revue belge du cinéma (1997), 41

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

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

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See detailThe effect of dispersion and atomisation conditions on the compaction response of silicon nitride granules
Destoop, Vincent; Mertens, Anne ULg; Hendrix, W. et al

in Key Engineering Materials [=KEM] (1997), 132-136

The relationship between the dispersion conditions of silicon nitride slurries and the compaction behaviour of spray dried granules is reported in the case of two commercial powders. Two parameters have ... [more ▼]

The relationship between the dispersion conditions of silicon nitride slurries and the compaction behaviour of spray dried granules is reported in the case of two commercial powders. Two parameters have been retained: the solid loading, varied between 10 and 30 vol.% and the degree of stability of the suspension, controlled by adjustment of the pH. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic external filling for the ion source gas bottle of a Van de Graaff accelerator
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Dehove, C.; Dumont, Paul-Dominique ULg et al

in Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (1997), 129

We describe a fully automatic system we developed to fill, from an external gas bottle, the ion sourer terminal gas storage bottle of a 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator without depressing the 25 bar ... [more ▼]

We describe a fully automatic system we developed to fill, from an external gas bottle, the ion sourer terminal gas storage bottle of a 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator without depressing the 25 bar insulating gas. The system is based on a programmable automate ordering electropneumatical valves. The only manual operation is the connection of the external gas cylinder. The time needed for a gas change is reduced to typically 15 min (depending on the residual pressure wished for the gas removed from the terminal bottle). To check this system we study the ionic composition of the ion beam delivered by our accelerator after different gas changes. The switching magnet of our accelerator was used to analyse the ionic composition of the accelerated beams in order to verify the degree of elimination of the previous gases in the system. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V. [less ▲]

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See detailUse of anti inflammatory drugs in the treatment of bovine respiratory disease complex
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; VandeWeerdt, M. L.

in Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine (1997), 52(2-3), 113-116

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See detailGalectin-3 and laminin expression in neoplastic and non-neoplastic thyroid tissue.
Fernandez, P. L.; Merino, M. J.; Gomez, M. et al

in Journal of Pathology (The) (1997), 181(1), 80-6

Galectin-3 is a 31 kD beta-galactoside-binding lectin which is expressed by several types of non-neoplastic and neoplastic cells and which may be involved in cell-extracellular matrix interactions. An ... [more ▼]

Galectin-3 is a 31 kD beta-galactoside-binding lectin which is expressed by several types of non-neoplastic and neoplastic cells and which may be involved in cell-extracellular matrix interactions. An immunohistochemical study has been made of the expression of galectin-3, as well as its ligand, laminin, in a spectrum of benign and malignant thyroid neoplasms and in some non-neoplastic conditions. Immunohistochemistry with anti-human recombinant galectin-3 antibody showed consistent, intense positivity in the neoplastic cells of 18 cases of papillary carcinoma and less intense staining in the five anaplastic carcinomas studied. In addition, two out of three poorly differentiated carcinomas, three out of six medullary carcinomas, and four out of eight follicular carcinomas had less intense or focal positivity. One case of Hurthle cell carcinoma showed scattered strongly positive cells. Eight follicular adenomas, three hyperplastic nodules, five nodular goitres, and normal thyroid tissue were negative. Galectin-3 mRNA expression was also evaluated in three of the papillary carcinomas, two follicular adenomas, and one hyperplastic nodule with matched normal tissue. Northern blot analysis demonstrated mRNA overexpression in the three cases of papillary carcinomas, whereas normal and benign tissues were negative. Laminin distribution in neoplastic and non-neoplastic tissue varied with architectural patterns but did not correlate with galectin-3 immunohistochemical expression. We conclude that expression of galectin-3 is limited to inflammatory foci in normal and benign thyroid tissue and is a phenotypic feature of malignant thyroid neoplasms, especially papillary carcinomas. [less ▲]

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See detailDe quelques problèmes posés par l'action directe de l'article 1798 du Code civil, note sous Liège (10e ch.), 23 mai 1996
Georges, Frédéric ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (1997)

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See detailBiomarqueurs et bioindicateurs chez les vertébrés : importance pour l’évaluation de la santé d’un écosystème
Lessire, Françoise ULg; Delaunois, Annie; Gustin, Pascal ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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See detailRelationships among estimates of inbreeding depression, dominance and additive variance for linear traits in Holsteins
Misztal, I.; Lawlor, T. J.; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Genetics, Selection, Evolution (1997), 29(4), 319-326

Estimates of dominance and additive variances were obtained for 14 linear traits. The data included 600 678 first parity records on 14 linear traits in Holsteins. The model included management groups, age ... [more ▼]

Estimates of dominance and additive variances were obtained for 14 linear traits. The data included 600 678 first parity records on 14 linear traits in Holsteins. The model included management groups, age at calving, additive and dominance effects, and regression on inbreeding percentage. The estimate of the dominance variance was 9.8% of the phenotypic variance for body depth: 8.0% for strength, 6.9% for stature, and was less than 5% for the remaining traits. The additive variance ranged from 12.2% for foot angle to 45.3% for stature. No clear relationship was found between the estimates of dominance and additive variance. larger negative estimates of the inbreeding depression were associated with higher estimates of the dominance variance. [less ▲]

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See detailFontes Graeci Sami, I. Η Σάμος στις πηγές από τον 8ο ως τον 6ο αι.
Vanhaegendoren, Koen ULg; Karla, Grammatiki

in Samiakes Meletēs (1997), 3

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See detailThe Gospel Sound (Columbia Legacy 475884-2)
Sacré, Robert ULg

in Les Cahiers du Jazz (1997), 10

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See detailRegular compactly supported wavelets in Sobolev spaces
Bastin, Françoise ULg; Laubin, P.

in Duke Mathematical Journal (1997), 87(3), 481-508

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See detailFirst epidemiological data on pathogenic leptospires isolated on the Azorean islands
Collares-Pereira, Margarida; Korver, H.; Terpstra, W. J. et al

in European Journal of Epidemiology (1997), 13

Insectivores (Erinaceus europaeus) and rodents (Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus and Mus musculus) from different islands of the Azores archipelago were found to carry three distinct Leptospira interrogans s ... [more ▼]

Insectivores (Erinaceus europaeus) and rodents (Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus and Mus musculus) from different islands of the Azores archipelago were found to carry three distinct Leptospira interrogans s.l. serovars (copenhageni, icterohaemorrhagiae and ballum) which have never been previously investigated there. The house mouse and the black rat were the major Leptospira reservoir showing isolation rates ranging from 0% for both species (in Graciosa) to 88 % and 33 %, respectively (in São Miguel). This study also showed that the majority of the animals with positive kidney cultures exhibited specific agglutinins agaibst the isolated strains of Leptospira. The observed isalation rates in the different islands, with a very interesting island variation in prevalence, suggest that small mammals, serving as sylvatic reservoirs of pathogenic leptospires, may represent an important risk to the health of humans and the livestock, particularly in the islands of Terceira and São Miguel. [less ▲]

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See detailLa cavernostomie: une ancienne technique parfois efficace dans le traitement des abcès pulmonaires
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Siquet, J.; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(7), 498-501

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See detailNutrient utilisation and particulate organic matter changes during summer in the upper mixed layer (Ross Sea, Antarctica).
Catalano, Giulio; Povero, Paolo; Fabiano, Mauro et al

in Deep-Sea Research Part I, Oceanographic Research Papers (1997), 44(1), 97-112

The relationships among vertical stability, estimated nutrient utilisation and particulate organic matter in the Ross Sea are analysed from data collected during two cruises in the summers of 1987 - 88 ... [more ▼]

The relationships among vertical stability, estimated nutrient utilisation and particulate organic matter in the Ross Sea are analysed from data collected during two cruises in the summers of 1987 - 88 and 1989 - 90. In the upper mixed layer (UML), identified through the vertical stability E(Z(UML)), nutrient consumption is calculated as the difference between the « diluted » nutrient value and the mean calculated from the integrated value in the UML. The nutrient utilisation ratio and E(Z(UML)) are linearly related for E(Z(UML)) < 25, whereas for values > 25, the distribution pattern is more scattered and independent of E(Z(UML)). For E(Z(UML)) > 25, utilisation values were > 4, 0.4 and 10 mmol m-3 for nitrate, phosphate and silicate, respectively. Significant relationships between nutrient depletion and both particulate organic carbon (POC) and particulate protein / particulate carbohydrate ratios (PPRT/PCHO) are found. The analysis of particulate matter distribution vs nutrient utilisation shows that the stations could be divided into two groups having different characteristics. The first group includes coastal stations, where high nutrient utilisation, POC and PPRT / PCHO are typical of areas with high production. In the second group (pelagic stations), nutrient utilisation, POC and PPRT / PCHO are lower. The vertical stability can be used to discriminate among the factors that influence primary production. [less ▲]

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See detailCo-regulation and physical association of the 67-kDa monomeric laminin receptor and the alpha6beta4 integrin.
Ardini, E.; Tagliabue, E.; Magnifico, A. et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1997), 272(4), 2342-5

The interactions between tumor cells and laminin or other components of the extracellular matrix have been shown to play an important role in tumor invasion and metastasis. However, the role of the ... [more ▼]

The interactions between tumor cells and laminin or other components of the extracellular matrix have been shown to play an important role in tumor invasion and metastasis. However, the role of the monomeric 67-kDa laminin receptor (67LR) remains unclear. We analyzed the regulation of 67LR expression under different culture conditions with respect to the expression of other well characterized laminin receptors. In A431 cells treated with laminin for different time periods, the regulation of 67LR expression correlated with expression of the alpha6 integrin subunit but not with the expression of other laminin receptors. Moreover, cytokine treatment resulted in down-modulated expression of the alpha6 integrin subunit and the 67LR. Co-regulation of the expression of the two receptors was further suggested by the observation that specific down-modulation of the alpha6-chain by antisense oligonucleotides was accompanied by a proportional decrease in the cell surface expression of 67LR. Biochemical analyses indicated co-immunoprecipitation of 67LR and the alpha6 subunit with an anti-alpha6 but not an anti-beta1 monoclonal antibody. Co-regulation of 67LR and alpha6 subunit expression, together with the physical association between the two receptors, supports the hypothesis that 67LR is an auxiliary molecule involved in regulating or stabilizing the interaction of laminin with the alpha6beta4 integrin. [less ▲]

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See detailVieillissement normal, démence d'Alzheimer et mémoire de travail
Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Collette, Fabienne ULg; Andrès Bénito, Pilar

in Psychologie Française (1997), 42

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See detailIncorporation of rapeseed meal extracted by pressure in a diet for growing fattening bulls .1. Intake, digestibility and fermentation in the rumen
Mayombo, A. P.; Baldwin, Paule ULg; Wathelet, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Annales de Zootechnie (1997), 46(1), 57-70

Intake, digestibility, degradation kinetic and fermentation were studied with bulls offered fattening diets with four different incorporation rates of rapeseed meal obtained by pressure; the ether extract ... [more ▼]

Intake, digestibility, degradation kinetic and fermentation were studied with bulls offered fattening diets with four different incorporation rates of rapeseed meal obtained by pressure; the ether extract content was 8.6% and the glucosinolate content 17,6 mu molg. The control diet was made of sugar beet pulp, cereals, soya bean meal and linseed meal. In the three other diets, nitrogen from rapeseed meal provided 33, 66 or 100% of nitrogen from soya bean meal or linseed meal. The intakes of the control diet were 94.3 +/- 7.3 g/kg metabolic body weight. Intakes were maintained high in the diet with 33, 66 or 100% of protein from rapeseed meal at 93.5 +/- 7.7; 93.0 +/- 5.0 and 93.5 +/- 7.7 g/kg, respectively. The apparent digestibility of rapeseed meal in the ration containing only rapeseed meal was high at 74.9 +/- 1.9% for dry matter, 76.5 +/- 2.1% for organic matter, 69.9 +/- 3.9% for nitrogen, 59.1 +/- 4.8% for ADF and 74.6 +/- 6.9% for ether extract. Dry matter of rapeseed meal was less degradable (57.8 +/- 5.0%) than that of soya bean meal (65.5 +/- 2.6%) or of linseed meal (61.6 +/- 4.2%) but was not as well protected than that of protected soya bean meal (43.6 +/- 2.6%) (P < 0.001). Similar trends were observed for the degradability of nitrogen (P < 0.001). Ether extract of rapeseed meal was more degradable than that of linseed meal (P < 0.001). There were no significant effects of the incorporation rate of rapeseed meal on the pH in the rumen. The fermentations were mainly of the acetate type with usual concentrations of propionate, butyrate, total volatile fatty acids, glucose or alpha amino nitrogen. Ammonia concentration was higher with the control diet and lower with the diet with 100% of protein from rapeseed meal. Fatty acids of rapeseed meal were more protected against saturation by the rumen microorganisms than in linseed meal. [less ▲]

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See detailLow Thiamine Diphosphate Levels in Brains of Patients with Frontal Lobe Degeneration of the Non-Alzheimer's Type
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Mastrogiacomo, Frank; Wins, Pierre et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1997), 69(5), 2005-2010

We compared the thiamine and thiamine phosphate contents in the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital cortex of six patients with frontal lobe degeneration of the non-Alzheimer's type (FNAD) or ... [more ▼]

We compared the thiamine and thiamine phosphate contents in the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital cortex of six patients with frontal lobe degeneration of the non-Alzheimer's type (FNAD) or frontotemporal dementia with five age-, postmortem delay-, and agonal status-matched control subjects. Our results reveal a 40-50% decrease in thiamine diphosphate (TDP) in the cortex of FNAD patients, whereas thiamine monophosphate was increased 49-119%. TDP synthesizing and hydrolyzing enzymes were unaffected. The activity of citrate synthase, a mitochondrial marker enzyme, was decreased in the frontal cortex of patients with FNAD, but no correlation with TDP content was found. These results suggest that decreased contents of TDP, which is essentially mitochondrial, is a specific feature of FNAD. As TDP is an essential cofactor for oxidative metabolism and neurotransmitter synthesis, and because low thiamine status (compared with other species) is a constant feature in humans, a nearly 50% decrease in cortical TDP content may contribute significantly to the clinical symptoms observed in FNAD. This study also provides a basis for a trial of thiamine, to improve the cognitive status of the patients. [less ▲]

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See detailSpectroscopy of Ne IV in the wavelength Range 450–1100 Å
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Biémont, Emile ULg; Dumont, Paul-Dominique ULg et al

in Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical Physics (1997), 14

An analysis of the Ne IV spectrum was undertaken in the 450–1100-Å spectral range. The spectra were produced by the beam–foil method with beam energies of 1.2 and 2.5 MeV, respectively. The resolution ... [more ▼]

An analysis of the Ne IV spectrum was undertaken in the 450–1100-Å spectral range. The spectra were produced by the beam–foil method with beam energies of 1.2 and 2.5 MeV, respectively. The resolution that was achieved, with a normal-incidence 2-m spectrometer, was sufficient to identify 53 new Ne IV lines and, consequently, to determine 18 new levels in the quartet and doublet systems and one sextet term. The energy values of 13 additional levels were also revised. The classification work was facilitated by the use of scaled relativistic Hartree–Fock calculations. [less ▲]

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

in Vaisseaux, Coeur, Poumons (1997), 2

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Boularbah, Hakim ULg

in Revue de Droit Commercial Belge [= RDC] = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht [=TBH] (1997)

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See detailEvidence for a Non-Gabaergic Action of Quaternary Salts of Bicuculline on Dopaminergic Neurones
Seutin, Vincent ULg; Scuvée-Moreau, Jacqueline ULg; Dresse, Albert ULg

in Neuropharmacology (1997), 36(11-12, Nov-Dec), 1653-7

Intracellular recordings were made from neurones, presumed to be dopaminergic, in the rat midbrain slice preparation. Bicuculline methiodide (BMI) and methochloride (BMC) reversibly blocked the slow ... [more ▼]

Intracellular recordings were made from neurones, presumed to be dopaminergic, in the rat midbrain slice preparation. Bicuculline methiodide (BMI) and methochloride (BMC) reversibly blocked the slow, apamin-sensitive component of the afterhyperpolarization in these cells. The IC50 for this effect was about 26 microM. In comparison, BMC antagonized the input resistance decrease evoked by muscimol (3 microM) with an IC50 of 7 microM. The base of bicuculline was less potent in blocking the slow afterhyperpolarization. SR95531 (2-[carboxy-3'-propyl]-3-amino-6-paramethoxy-phenyl-pyridaziniu m bromide), another competitive GABA(A) antagonist, and picrotoxin, a non-competitive GABA(A) antagonist, also blocked the action of muscimol (IC50s: 2 and 12 microM respectively), but had no effect on the afterhyperpolarization at a concentration of up to 100 microM. Moreover, 100 microM SR95531 did not affect the blockade of the afterhyperpolarization by BMC. This blockade persisted in the presence of tetrodotoxin and was apparently not due to a reduction of calcium entry, suggesting that it involved a direct action on the channels which mediate this afterhyperpolarization. These results strongly suggest that quaternary salts of bicuculline act on more than one target in the central nervous system. Thus, the involvement of GABA(A) receptors in a given effect cannot be proven solely on the basis of its blockade by these agents. [less ▲]

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See detailAntitumor and radiosensitizing effects of (E)-2'-Deoxy-2'-(Fluoromethylene) cytidine, a novel inhibior of ribonucleotide diphosphate reductase on human colon carcinoma xenografts in nude mice.
Sun, Lin-Quan; Li, Ye-Xiong; Guillou, Louis et al

in Cancer Research (1997), 57

Antitumor and radiosensitizing effects of (E).2'-deoxy.2'-(fluromethyl ene) cytidine (FMdC), a novel inhibitor of ribonucleotide reductase, were evaluated on nude mice bearing s.c. xenografts and liver ... [more ▼]

Antitumor and radiosensitizing effects of (E).2'-deoxy.2'-(fluromethyl ene) cytidine (FMdC), a novel inhibitor of ribonucleotide reductase, were evaluated on nude mice bearing s.c. xenografts and liver metastases of a human colon carcinoma. FMdC given once daily or twice weekly has a dose-dependent antitumor effect. The maximum tolerated dose In the mice was reached with 10 mgi'kg applied daily over 12 days. Twice weekly administration of FMdC reduced its toxicity but lowered the antitumor effect. Treatment of preestablished liver micrometastases obtained via intrasplenic injection of tumor cells, with 5 or 10 mgfkg FMdC, signifi candy prolonged the survival of the mice as compared to controls (P < 0.025 and P < 0.001, respectively). Ten mg/kg resulted in longer survival than S mg/kg FMdC (P < 0.05). Radiotherapy alone of s.c. xenografts (10 fractions over 12 days) yielded the radiation dose required to produce local tumor control in 50% of the treated mice (TCD@O)of 43.0 Gy. When combined with FMdC, TCDsawas reduced to 22.5 and 19.0 Gy at doses of 5 and 10 mg/kg given i.p. 1 h before each irradiation, respec tively. The corresponding enhancement ratios were 1.91 and 2.43, respec lively. FMdC produced moderate and reversible myelosuppression. When 5 mg/kg FMdC was combined with irradiation, there was no increased skin or hematological toxicity as compared to radiotherapy or FMdC alone. At the 10 mg/kg level, however, lower leukocyte counts were observed. These results show that FMdC appears to be a potent anticancer drug and radiosensitizer [less ▲]

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Brichant, Jean-François ULg

in Percentile (1997), 2

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Andre, Béatrice ULg; Ribbens, Clio ULg; Kaye, O. et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1997), 55

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See detailThe Nucleotide Sequence Of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Chromosome XII
Johnston, M.; Hillier, L.; Riles, L. et al

in Nature (1997), 387(6632),

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See detailRoquentin et les types sans importance sociale
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Etudes Françaises (1997), XXXIII(3), 105-119

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See detailSurveys of ultraviolet-excess quasar candidates in large fields
Gosset, Eric ULg; Moreau, O.; Surdej, Jean ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1997), 123

We describe the results of a survey for moderately bright quasars performed in a 20.6-square-degree field around the galaxy NGC 450. The quasar candidates were selected on the basis of their ultraviolet ... [more ▼]

We describe the results of a survey for moderately bright quasars performed in a 20.6-square-degree field around the galaxy NGC 450. The quasar candidates were selected on the basis of their ultraviolet excess: by comparative visual inspection of the double image of each single object on a U/B dual-exposure Schmidt photographic plate, 95 primary and 45 secondary quasar candidates were selected on the basis of their $U$ image being too bright. The spectroscopic identification of the primary candidates led to the discovery of 59 bona fide quasars (out of which 6 were previously known). The Palomar Schmidt plate was digitised using the MAMA measuring machine and the outcoming data reduced using ad hoc procedures. A photometric calibration allowed us to derive values for the limiting magnitudes and for the U-B index selection threshold of the survey. A catalogue containing 60 quasars is presented with accurate positions, magnitudes and additional information such as redshifts. We studied the spatial distribution of the objects and detected, for the quasars of our sample, a significant deviation from randomness in the form of a propensity to cluster in pairs on the celestial sphere with a typical scale of about 10 arcmin. We also formally detected a tendency towards a 3-D clustering, but this result is induced by a single pair of quasars. A forthcoming paper will deal with a similar work performed in a field around NGC 520; the latter field is located directly to the North of the present one and slightly overlaps it. Based on observations acquired at the Mount Palomar and Las Campanas Observatories as well as at the European Southern Observatory. Also based on Schmidt-plate digitisations performed with the MAMA measuring machine of C.A.I. (I.N.S.U., Paris). [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of dominance relationships on the estimation of dominance variance with sire-dam subclass effects
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; VanVleck, L. D.; MacNeil, M. D. et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1997), 75(11), 2885-2891

Two data sets from the USDA Livestock and Range Research Laboratory mere analyzed to study dominance variance and the influence of dominance relationships. The first consisted of 4,155 birth weight (3,884 ... [more ▼]

Two data sets from the USDA Livestock and Range Research Laboratory mere analyzed to study dominance variance and the influence of dominance relationships. The first consisted of 4,155 birth weight (3,884 weaning weight) records of inbred USDA Line 1 Herefords. The second consisted of 8,065 birth weight (7,380 weaning weight) records from a line-cross experiment with five lines. Two models were used. Both included fixed effects of year-sex of calf and age of dam, and covariates for calving date, inbreeding of animal, and inbreeding of dam. For the second set, additional covariates were line composition and heterozygosity coefficients. Random effects were direct and maternal additive genetic, maternal permanent environment, sire-dam subclass, and residual. Model 1 considered sire-dam subclasses unrelated. Model 2 related sire-dam subclasses with a parental dominance relationship matrix. Variance components were estimated using REML. Differences between estimates with Model 1 and 2 were unimportant except for dominance variance. For the first data set, estimates with Model 2 of relative genetic direct and maternal variances, direct-maternal correlation, permanent environment, and dominance variances for birth weight were .35, .13, -.02, .03, and .25, respectively, and they were .39, .11, .04, .06 and .14 for the second data set. For weaning weight, the first data set estimates were .20, .15, -.37, .19, and .11, respectively, and they were .16, .20, -.07, .18, and .18 for the second data set. Changes, decreases and increases, in estimates of dominance variances may be due to increased information from relationships and family types other than full-sibs. The assumption of unrelated sire-dam subclasses might not be appropriate for estimation of dominance variance in populations with many dominance relationships among siredam classes. [less ▲]

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See detailA 12 Kb Nucleotide Sequence Containing The Alanine Dehydrogenase Gene At 279 Degrees On The Bacillus Subtilis Chromosome
Oudega, B.; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Koningstein, G.

in Microbiology-Uk (1997), 143

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See detailPhenylarsine oxide inhibits ex vivo HIV-1 expression
Edeas, M.; Arbault, S.; Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg et al

in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy (1997)

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See detailClostridium perfringens urease genes are plasmid-borne.
Dupuy, B.; Daube, Georges ULg; Popoff, M. R. et al

in Infection and Immunity (1997), 65

Although many bacteria are ureolytic, and in some cases urease acts as a virulence factor, the urease phenotype has not been analyzed in the anaerobic pathogen Clostridium perfringens. In this study, ;2 ... [more ▼]

Although many bacteria are ureolytic, and in some cases urease acts as a virulence factor, the urease phenotype has not been analyzed in the anaerobic pathogen Clostridium perfringens. In this study, ;2% of C. perfringens strains, representing the principal biotypes, were found to harbor the urease structural genes, ureABC, and these were localized on large plasmids that often encode, in addition, the lethal « or i toxins or the enterotoxin. This represents the first report of a plasmid-encoded urease in a gram-positive bacterium. The C. perfringens enzyme was highly similar to the ureases of other bacteria and cross-reacted with antibodies raised against the urease purified from Helicobacter pylori. Urease production was inhibited by urea and induced under growth conditions where the availability of nitrogen sources was limiting. To date, this form of regulation has been observed only for chromosomal ureABC genes. [less ▲]

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See detailMétastases ganglionnaires, hépatiques et osseuses d'un chemodectome carotidien. A propos d'un cas
DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Journal de Chirurgie (1997), 134(7-8), 336-9

A case of malignant carotid body tumor with nodal, hepatic and bone metastases is reported. Carotid body chemodectomas are slow-growing tumors which invade local structures. These tumors are usually ... [more ▼]

A case of malignant carotid body tumor with nodal, hepatic and bone metastases is reported. Carotid body chemodectomas are slow-growing tumors which invade local structures. These tumors are usually benign but can occasionally produce local and distant metastases. Development of metastatic localizations is the only formal proof of malignancy as histology cannot distinguish between benign and malignant chemodectomas. Bilateral carotid arteriography gives the diagnosis. Surgery is the basis of treatment and should be performed early in the course to limit operative complications. Radiotherapy can be given as adjuvant treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailPalladium-silver sol-gel catalysts for selective hydrodechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane into ethylene - I. Synthesis and characterization
Heinrichs, Benoît ULg; Delhez, Patrice; Schoebrechts, Jean-Paul et al

in Journal of Catalysis (1997), 172(2), 322-335

Low-density xerogel Pd-Ag/SiO2 catalysts were prepared by a cogelation of tetraethoxysilane with organically substituted alkoxides capable of forming chelates with palladium and silver ions, followed by a ... [more ▼]

Low-density xerogel Pd-Ag/SiO2 catalysts were prepared by a cogelation of tetraethoxysilane with organically substituted alkoxides capable of forming chelates with palladium and silver ions, followed by a drying under vacuum, a calcination, and a reduction. The resulting Pd-Ag alloy particles have diameters of about 2-3 nm and are dispersed inside the silica particles which exhibit a monodisperse micropore size distribution centered at 0.8 nm. At low silver loading, the composition of the bimetallic particles is almost identical to the overall composition, but when this loading is increased, the percentage of silver in the alloy particles is appreciably lower than the overall percentage, In all bimetallic samples, a few large pure silver particles are observed. When dried under vacuum, the xerogels exhibit a texture similar to that of aerogels dried under supercritical conditions with pore volumes in the range 2-6 cm(3)/g and pores ranging from micro- to macropores of several hundred nanometers. When the silver loading is increased, xerogels containing palladium show aggregates of increasingly interpenetrated silica particles. This is explained bq an aggregation, during the gelation reaction, of colliding SiO2 particles which is limited by an increasingly slow sticking reaction due to the growing basicity in the precursor solution when the concentrations of Ag and associated compounds are increased. During thermal treatments, the Pd-Ag alloy seems to form by the migration, through the porous network, of silver which finally alloys with Pd crystallites trapped inside SiO2 particles. Whereas ethane is the main product when hydrodechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane is performed over pure palladium, the dilution of this active metal by silver leads to a strong increase in ethylene selectivity. (C) 1997 Academic Press. [less ▲]

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See detailReliability of the TEC computed using GPS measurements: the problem of hardware biases
Warnant, René ULg

in Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica (1997), 32(3-4), 451-459

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See detailMechanisms of Hand Motor Recovery After Stroke: An Electrophysiologic Study of Central Motor Pathways
Bastings, Eric; Rapisarda, Giuseppe; Pennisi, Giovanni et al

in Journal of Neurologic Rehabilitation (1997), 11(2), 97-108

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See detailThe effects of ammonium sulphate deposition and root sinks on soil solution chemistry in coniferous forest soils
Carnol, Monique ULg; Ineson, Phil; Anderson, J. M. et al

in Biogeochemistry (1997), 38

The effects of enhanced (NH4)(2)SO4 deposition on soil solution cation and anion concentrations and annual ionic fluxes were followed using a standardised experimental protocol in six European coniferous ... [more ▼]

The effects of enhanced (NH4)(2)SO4 deposition on soil solution cation and anion concentrations and annual ionic fluxes were followed using a standardised experimental protocol in six European coniferous forests with contrasting soil types, pollution inputs and climate. Native soil cores containing a ceramic suction cup were installed in the field, roofed and watered every two weeks with local throughfall or local throughfall with added (NH4)(2)SO4 at 75 kg NH4+-N ha(-1) a(-1). Living root systems were established in half of the lysimeters. Untreated throughfall NH4+-N deposition at the sites ranged from 3.7 to 29 kg ha(-1) a(-1). Soil leachates were collected at two weekly intervals over 12 months and analysed for volume, and concentrations of major anions and cations. Increases in soil solution NO3- concentrations in response to N additions were observed after 4-9 months at three sites, whilst one sandy soil with high C:N ratio failed to nitrify under any of the treatments. Changes in NO3- concentrations in soil solution controlled soil solution cation concentrations in the five nitrifying soils, with Al3+ being the dominant cation in the more acid soils with low base saturation. The acidification responses of the soils to the (NH4)(2)SO4 additions were primarily related to the ability of the soils to nitrify the added NH4+. pH and soil texture seemed important in controlling NH4+ leaching in response to the treatments, with two less acidic, clay/clay loam sites showing almost total retention of added NH4+, whilst nearly 75% of the added N was leached as NH4+ at the acid sandy soils. The presence of living roots significantly reduced soil solution NO3- and associated cation concentrations at two of the six sites. The very different responses of the six soils to increased (NH4)(2)SO4 deposition emphasise that the establishment of N critical loads for forest soils need to allow for differences in N storage. capacity and nitrification potential. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy on the Production of Xylanolytic complex from Pencillium canescens 10-10c.
Gaspar, A.; Cosson, T.; Roques, C. et al

in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1997), 67

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See detailThe Effects of Hypertonic Saline in Healthy and Diseased Animals
Cambier, Carole ULg; Ratz, V.; Rollin, Frédéric ULg et al

in Veterinary Research Communications (1997), 21(5), 303-316

In this review, the pharmacological effects of administering hypertonic solutions to both healthy animals and during experimentally induced diseases are considered with a view to understanding the ... [more ▼]

In this review, the pharmacological effects of administering hypertonic solutions to both healthy animals and during experimentally induced diseases are considered with a view to understanding the mechanisms behind the possible clinical efficacy of such treatment. The review focuses successively on haemorrhagic shock, endotoxic shock and hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis. How hypertonic saline solutions affect oxygen transport by haemoglobin is also considered. [less ▲]

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See detailRecherche d'information et pragmatisme : I. Le paradigme de la confirmation d'hypothèses
Dardenne, Benoît ULg; Leyens, J.; Yzerbyt, V. Y.

in Année Psychologique (L') (1997), 97

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See detailNos élèves préfèrent Pythagore à Newton
Monseur, Christian ULg

in Pilotinfo (1997), 20(septembre),

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See detailLes armées d'Alexandre le Grand et les langues étrangères
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (1997), 66

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See detailPd/SiO2-cogelled aerogel catalysts and impregnated aerogel and xerogel catalysts: Synthesis and characterization
Heinrichs, Benoît ULg; Noville, Francis ULg; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg

in Journal of Catalysis (1997), 170(2), 366-376

Pd/SiO2 aerogel catalysts have been synthesized by cogelation of tetraethoxysilane with complex Pd2+[NH2-CH2-CH2-NH-(CH2)(3)-Si(OCH3)(3)](2) containing a hydrolysable silyl group. Pd catalysts have also ... [more ▼]

Pd/SiO2 aerogel catalysts have been synthesized by cogelation of tetraethoxysilane with complex Pd2+[NH2-CH2-CH2-NH-(CH2)(3)-Si(OCH3)(3)](2) containing a hydrolysable silyl group. Pd catalysts have also been prepared by impregnation of silica aerogels and xerogels with solutions of this complex or Pd2+(NH3)(4) followed by drying under hypercritical conditions or under vacuum. It appears that, in cogelled samples, the Pd2+ complex acts as a nucleation agent in the formation of silica particles. The resulting catalysts are then composed of completely accessible palladium crystallites with a diameter of about 2.3 nm located inside silica particles with a monodisperse microporous distribution centered on a hydraulic radius of 0.43 nm. The continuous meso- and macropore distribution is located in voids between particles and between aggregates constituted of those particles. In impregnated samples, it appears that Pd particles are located outside SiO2 particles. The relation between the texture of cogelled and impregnated catalysts and their behavior toward sintering has been studied in detail. In cogelled samples, it has been shown that Pd crystallites cannot migrate because they are trapped in the pores of SiO2 particles. These catalysts are sinterproof during hypercritical drying, When Pd crystallites are not trapped inside SiO2 particles, hypercritical drying leads to an extensive sintering of metal particles. During calcination of impregnated catalysts dried under vacuum, sintering occurs to a various extent depending on the support texture. The Pd crystallites size decreases when the pore size distribution is shifted toward the small sizes. (C) 1997 Academic Press. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) nasal ventilation on the postoperative pulmonary restrictive syndrome in obese patients undergoing gastroplasty.
Joris, Jean ULg; Sottiaux, Thierry; Chiche, Jean-Daniel et al

in CHEST (1997), 111(3), 665-70

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Upper abdominal surgery results in a postoperative restrictive pulmonary syndrome. Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP System; Respironics Inc; Murrysville, Pa), which combines ... [more ▼]

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Upper abdominal surgery results in a postoperative restrictive pulmonary syndrome. Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP System; Respironics Inc; Murrysville, Pa), which combines pressure support ventilation and positive end-expiratory pressure via a nasal mask, could allow alveolar recruitment during inspiration and prevent expiratory alveolar collapse, and therefore limit the postoperative pulmonary restrictive syndrome. This study investigated the effect of BiPAP on postoperative pulmonary function in obese patients after gastroplasty. DESIGN: Prospective controlled randomized study. SETTING: GI surgical ward in a university hospital. PATIENTS: Thirty-three morbidly obese patients scheduled for gastroplasty were studied. INTERVENTION: The patients were assigned to one of three techniques of ventilatory support during the first 24 h postoperatively: O2 via a face mask, BiPAP System 8/4, with inspiratory and expiratory positive airway pressure set at 8 and 4 cm H2O, respectively, or BiPAP System 12/4 set at 12 and 4 cm H2O. Pulmonary function (FVC, FEV1, and peak expiratory flow rate [PEFR]) were measured the day before surgery, 24 h after surgery, and on days 2 and 3. Oxygen saturation by pulse oximeter (SpO2) was also recorded during room air breathing. RESULTS: Three patients were excluded. After surgery, FVC, FEV1, PEFR, and SpO2 significantly decreased in the three groups. On day 1, FVC and FEV1 were significantly improved in the group BiPAP System 12/4, as compared with no BiPAP; SpO2 was also significantly improved. After removal of BiPAP System 12/4, these benefits were maintained, allowing faster recovery of pulmonary function. No significant effects were observed on PEFR. BiPAP System 8/4 had no significant effect on the postoperative pulmonary restrictive syndrome. CONCLUSION: Prophylactic use of BiPAP System 12/4 during the first 24 h postoperatively significantly reduces pulmonary dysfunction after gastroplasty in obese patients and accelerates reestablishment of preoperative pulmonary function. [less ▲]

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See detailComment se développe le savoir-lire ?
Hindryckx, Geneviève ULg; Lafontaine, Annette ULg

in Point sur la Recherche en Education (Le) (1997), 4

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See detailRoma ou Ruma ?
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Maia (1997), 49

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See detailVrbis-Orbis (Ovide, Fastes, II, 684)
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Latomus : Revue d'Etudes Latines (1997), 56(3), 551-553

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See detailAnaesthesia for thoracoscopic surgery
Larbuisson, Robert ULg; Lamy, Maurice ULg

in Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology (1997), 10

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See detailSur le bilinguisme dans les armées d'Hannibal
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Etudes Classiques (Namur, Belgium) (1997), 65

Examen des divers témoignages antiques relatifs à la question linguistique au sein de l'armée d'Hannibal. Fort hétéroclite par son recrutement, cette armée présentait inévitablement une grande bigarrure ... [more ▼]

Examen des divers témoignages antiques relatifs à la question linguistique au sein de l'armée d'Hannibal. Fort hétéroclite par son recrutement, cette armée présentait inévitablement une grande bigarrure linguistique. On y trouvait cependant des interprètes et des soldats capables de s'exprimer dans la langue des ennemis ou de s'improviser eux-mêmes interprètes. De fait il existait un bilinguisme associant la connaissance d'une ou de plusieurs langues locales, d'une part, et du grec ou du latin, d'autre part. [less ▲]

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See detailComplexation of uranyl ion by polyvinylimidazole: Electrochemical preparation and leaching tests investigations
Martinot, Lucien; Leroy, D.; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

in Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry (1997), 224(1-2), 71-76

In this work, we intend to check the claims of an U.S. Patent (Westinghouse E.C.) which describes an original treatment for low level activity radioactive wastes. The process deals with electrochemical ... [more ▼]

In this work, we intend to check the claims of an U.S. Patent (Westinghouse E.C.) which describes an original treatment for low level activity radioactive wastes. The process deals with electrochemical preparation of polyvinylimidazole (PVI) which is a polymer capable of complexing uranyl ions. We confirm the complexation of uranyl ions by PVI in various media by FT-IR and UV-Visible analysis but all these complexes were found to be soluble in water so we put forward new complexes with an additional polymer to shape out insoluble complex. Leaching tests demonstrate the efficiency of our process. [less ▲]

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See detailSimulation of the morphology of the Jovian UV north aurora observed with the Hubble Space Telescope
Grodent, Denis ULg; Gladstone, G. R.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Icarus: International Journal of Solar System Studies (1997), 128(2), 306-321

A model simulating Earth views of UV auroral arcs and diffuse emissions in the Jovian north polar region is described. It assumes a Chapman profile of vertical brightness distribution and various ... [more ▼]

A model simulating Earth views of UV auroral arcs and diffuse emissions in the Jovian north polar region is described. It assumes a Chapman profile of vertical brightness distribution and various horizontal structures, Simple geometric cases are described to illustrate the dependence on the altitude, atmospheric scale height, and central meridian planetary longitude (CML) of an idealized amoral morphology seen from Earth orbit, The numerical simulation makes it possible to assess the importance of limb brightening and the contribution from high altitude auroral emission located behind the planetary limb. As an application of the simulation model, four images obtained with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) on board the Hubble Space Telescope are used to determine the characteristics of their auroral (discrete and diffuse) structures, The apparent brightness distribution along the arcs can only be reproduced if intrinsic longitudinal (or local time) variations are introduced, in addition to the path length effects of the viewing geometry, A composite average auroral distribution is built by mapping 10 WFPC2 images from the same dataset, It illustrates the dichotomy frequently observed between a narrow single structure are at System III longitudes larger than 180 degrees (or morning sector) and the multiple are and broad diffuse emission at longitudes less than 180 degrees (or afternoon sector), It is shown that the equatorial auroral emission boundary is located between the 6R(J) and the 30R(J) magnetic field line footprints of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) O-6 model. (C) 1997 Academic Press. [less ▲]

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See detailUne étude du style de vie de jeunes dans l’Union Européenne. Qu’en conclure et quels enseignements en tirer?
Piéron, Maurice; Ledent, Maryse; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in Sport (1997), 159/160

La littérature internationale continue à rassembler des indices en nombre croissant montrant l'étroite relation entre l'état de santé et la condition physique. Toutefois, une évolution très nette se ... [more ▼]

La littérature internationale continue à rassembler des indices en nombre croissant montrant l'étroite relation entre l'état de santé et la condition physique. Toutefois, une évolution très nette se marque dans l'identification des déterminants importants. La condition physique apparaît comme un produit très transitoire qui se détériore à partir du moment où l'on cesse de l'entretenir. ... [less ▲]

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See detailLat. collatrare
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Latomus : Revue d'Etudes Latines (1997), 56

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See detailDevelopment of a monoclonal antibody to urinary degradation products from the C-terminal telopeptide 1 chain of type I collagen. Application in an enzyme immunoassay and comparison to Crosslaps TM Elisa
Fledelius, C; Kolding, I; Qvist, P et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation (1997), 57

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See detailLes taxanes : un nouvelle classe d'agents cytotoxiques
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Fillet, Georges ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1997), 55

Paclitaxel et docetaxel sont de novueaux agents cytotoxiques qui présentent un mécanisme d'action tout à fait original. Les taxanes favorisent la polymérisation des dimères alpha et bêta de la tubuline et ... [more ▼]

Paclitaxel et docetaxel sont de novueaux agents cytotoxiques qui présentent un mécanisme d'action tout à fait original. Les taxanes favorisent la polymérisation des dimères alpha et bêta de la tubuline et sont responsables d'anomalies stables de la structure des microtubules ainsi que de la formation anarchique de nombreux astères non fonctionnels. Des résultats encourageants sont observés dans le traitement de deuxième ligne d'une grande variété de cancers. La toxicité est acceptable si l'on utilise une prémédication anti-allergique. Le paclitaxel est indiqué dans le traitement de première ligne du cancer ovarien avancé et de deuxième ligne du cancer du sein métastatique réfractaire aux anthracyclines. Le remboursement dans d'autres indications est à l'étude dans les années à venir. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom an architectural sketch to its semantic representation
Leclercq, Pierre ULg

in International Journal of Construction Information Technology (1997), 4(2), 67-84

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See detailJL 13, a pyridobenzoxazepine compound with potential atypical antipsychotic activity: a review of its behavioral properties
Bruhwyler, J.; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Bergman, J. et al

in Pharmacological Research (1997), 36

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See detailEnergy savings in methanol synthesis: Use of heat integration techniques and simulation tools.
Maréchal, François; Heyen, Georges ULg; Kalitventzeff, Boris ULg

in Computers & Chemical Engineering (1997), 21(Suppl. S), 511-516

Starting with a classical process for producing methanol using the reforming and synthesis steps, a combined approach applying simulation models and a new synthesis strategy, named Effect Modelling and ... [more ▼]

Starting with a classical process for producing methanol using the reforming and synthesis steps, a combined approach applying simulation models and a new synthesis strategy, named Effect Modelling and Optimisation (EMO), has been used to optimise the energy efficiency of the process. The method allows to identify different ways of improving the energy efficiency of the process. The modifications concern the synthesis reactor and the reforming reactor designs, the exploitation of the purge stream as fuel gas to satisfy the process requirement and its integration to a gas turbine system. The EMO approach allows to target the impact of a process modification at the global level of the energy cost of the process, including the combined production of heat and mechanical power in a gas turbine and the steam network. Starting with a classical methane conversion of 60% for the classical system, we identify solutions with up to 93% of the overall methane conversion when we transform the net mechanical power produced into methane savings at the country level. The interest of the approach is the possibility of computing the impact of the process modifications suggested by the analysis of the shape of the heat cascade on the overall energy balance of the plant without having to simulate in many details the steam and the heat exchanger network. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunohistochemical analysis of proliferative activity and steroid receptor expression in peritoneal and ovarian endometriosis
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Casanas-Roux, Françoise; Donnez, Jacques

in Fertility and Sterility (1997), 68(5), 912-919

Objective: To assess the proliferative activity of eutopic and ectopic endometrium throughout the menstrual cycle and its correlation to steroid receptor content. Design: The immunohistochemical use of Ki ... [more ▼]

Objective: To assess the proliferative activity of eutopic and ectopic endometrium throughout the menstrual cycle and its correlation to steroid receptor content. Design: The immunohistochemical use of Ki 67 was applied to investigate the proliferation index. A recently advanced stereographic computer technology was used to investigate steroid receptors. Setting: University hospital department of gynecology. Patient(s): Biopsies of eutopic endometrium, black and red peritoneal endometriotic lesions, and ovarian endometriomas were taken from infertile patients and classified according to the phase of the cycle. Result(s): In normal endometrium, the glandular proliferation index was highest during the proliferative phase and was statistically significantly reduced during the secretory phase. No proliferative activity was observed in the late secretory phase. No statistically significant differences were found between ectopic endometrium and eutopic endometrium except during the late secretory phase, when proliferative activity was still present in endometriotic tissue. The stromal proliferation index was similar in red lesions, ovarian endometriomas, and eutopic endometrium during the secretory phase. In normal endometrium, the highest concentrations of estrogen receptors (ERs) and P receptors (PRs) occurred in the epithelial and stromal cells during the late proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. Estrogen receptor and PR content declined throughout the secretory phase. In ectopic endometrium, PR persisted in the glandular epithelium during the late secretory phase. Estrogen receptors persisted in the glandular epithelium and stroma of red peritoneal lesions and ovarian endometriomas during the late secretory phase. Conclusion(s): The high proliferative activity and the persistence of ERs and PRs in the stroma of red lesions and ovarian endometriomas emphasize the primordial role of the stroma in the development of endometriosis and suggest different mechanisms of proliferation control from those observed in eutopic endometrium. [less ▲]

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See detailThe intensity of emotional facial expression and decoding accuracy
Hess, U; Blairy, Sylvie ULg; Kleck, R

in Journal of Nonverbal Behavior (1997), 21

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See detailLeaf carbohydrate status in Lolium temulentum during the induction of flowering
Périlleux, Claire ULg; Bernier, Georges ULg

in New Phytologist (1997), 135(1), 59-66

Unifoliated plants of Lolium temulentum L. ev. Ceres, a qualitative long-day grass, were induced to flower by one 24-h long day (LD) or by one 8-h short day (SD) advanced by 1 2 h in the normal regime, so ... [more ▼]

Unifoliated plants of Lolium temulentum L. ev. Ceres, a qualitative long-day grass, were induced to flower by one 24-h long day (LD) or by one 8-h short day (SD) advanced by 1 2 h in the normal regime, so-called 'displaced short day' (DSD). Standard light for SD and DSD was a mixture of fluorescence and incandescence at 400 µmol m2 s-1 whereas the extension period of the 24-h LD was solely incandescence at 10-15 µmol m2 s-1. The DSD system was first characterized by the timings of floral induction, stimulus translocation and apical development. Carbohydrates in the blade tissues and in leaf exudate were analysed comparatively in vegetative and induced plants. Fructans were not detected in the leaf tissues whereas sucrose and starch were found to be present in similar amounts. In SD, their contents exhibited a diurnal fluctuation and were not in large excess. The common change observed during the two inductive treatments was that starch remained at a high level during the LD extension, even though the lighting was unsuitable for photosynthesis, and increased transiently in DSD. Sucrose was the major sugar contained in the leaf exudate. Its content increased when flowering was induced, but not at the same time in the two systems. In LD, sucrose exudation rose when plants were returned to standard light after the inductive cycle, i.e. after the LD stimulus had left the leaf blade. By contrast, during the DSD, sucrose was transported at the same time as the floral stimulus. Results are discussed together with the methods used to time stimulus translocation and their implications. [less ▲]

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See detailProduction and activation of matrix metalloprotease-9 (MMP-9) by HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells
Devy, L.; Noël, Agnès ULg; Baramova, E. et al

in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1997), 238

Human promyelocytic HL-60 cells have been used as a model of acute leukemia to investigate the expression and the regulation of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), known to contribute to the degradation of ... [more ▼]

Human promyelocytic HL-60 cells have been used as a model of acute leukemia to investigate the expression and the regulation of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), known to contribute to the degradation of extracellular matrix components. As shown by gelatin zymography, HL-60 cells constitutively released significant amounts of proMMP-9 (92 kDa) and moderate amounts of proMMP-2 (72 kDa). Furthermore, casein zymography confirmed the presence of serine proteases in the form of pro-urokinase. Activation of proMMP-9 was dependent on the plasminogen activator/plasmin (PA/plasmin) system and was inhibited by aprotinin. MMP-9 was only detected in cellular extracts or conditioned media incubated with HL-60 cells, indicating that cells are essential to the activation process. Addition of plasminogen increased by 3-fold the basal invasive rate of these cells across a matrigel layer (2.1%versus0.7% in control cells after 4 h of incubation). Taken together, these results indicate that HL-60 cells exhibit an autocrine activation mechanism of proMMP-9 via the PA/plasmin system and that activation of proMMP-9 increases their invasive potential [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of resorcinol-formaldehyde aeroels by the freeze-drying methods
Mathieu, Bernard; Michaux, Bernard; Pirard, René ULg et al

in Annales de Chimie Science des Materiaux (1997), 22

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See detailRadiotherapie externe focalisee apres resection de metastase cerebrale unique: etude prospective de phase I-II
Zouhair; COUCKE, Philippe ULg; Douglas, Pelham et al

in Bulletin du Cancer. Radiothérapie : Journal de la Société Française du Cancer : Organe de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique (1997), 1

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See detailElectron tomography of metaphase nucleolar organizer regions: evidence for a twisted-loop organization.
Heliot, L.; Kaplan, H.; Lucas, L. et al

in Molecular Biology of the Cell (1997), 8(11), 2199-216

Metaphase nucleolar organizer regions (NORs), one of four types of chromosome bands, are located on human acrocentric chromosomes. They contain r-chromatin, i.e., ribosomal genes complexed with proteins ... [more ▼]

Metaphase nucleolar organizer regions (NORs), one of four types of chromosome bands, are located on human acrocentric chromosomes. They contain r-chromatin, i.e., ribosomal genes complexed with proteins such as upstream binding factor and RNA polymerase I, which are argyrophilic NOR proteins. Immunocytochemical and cytochemical labelings of these proteins were used to reveal r-chromatin in situ and to investigate its spatial organization within NORs by confocal microscopy and by electron tomography. For each labeling, confocal microscopy revealed small and large double-spotted NORs and crescent-shaped NORs. Their internal three-dimensional (3D) organization was studied by using electron tomography on specifically silver-stained NORs. The 3D reconstructions allow us to conclude that the argyrophilic NOR proteins are grouped as a fiber of 60-80 nm in diameter that constitutes either one part of a turn or two or three turns of a helix within small and large double-spotted NORs, respectively. Within crescent-shaped NORs, virtual slices reveal that the fiber constitutes several longitudinally twisted loops, grouped as two helical 250- to 300-nm coils, each centered on a nonargyrophilic axis of condensed chromatin. We propose a model of the 3D organization of r-chromatin within elongated NORs, in which loops are twisted and bent to constitute one basic chromatid coil. [less ▲]

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See detailEarliest Taeniate Bisaccates from the Amazon basin are not older than Westphalian.
Loboziak, S; Melo, J.H.G.; Dino, R et al

in Geobios (1997), 30(4), 467-474

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See detailComparison of hindquarter metabolite uptakes in Belgian Blue double-muscled bulls at maintenance or during fattening.
Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg; Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg; Diez, Marianne ULg et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1997), 75(12), 3331-41

Metabolism of muscle growth in the hindquarter was investigated by the arterio-venous difference (AVD) technique in Belgian Blue double-muscled type bulls at maintenance or at fattening. The bulls were ... [more ▼]

Metabolism of muscle growth in the hindquarter was investigated by the arterio-venous difference (AVD) technique in Belgian Blue double-muscled type bulls at maintenance or at fattening. The bulls were fitted with an aortic ultrasonic blood flow probe and with catheters in the aorta and vena cava. They were offered a diet allowing for maintenance (MP) during a period of 15 d, at the end of which measurements were made over 3 d. Bulls were then given a fattening diet (FP) and the measurements were repeated. Arterial blood flow was approximately 1 L/min greater when the bulls were standing than when lying. Blood flow was 2 L/min higher during FP than during MP. The AVD and uptake of glucose were maximal at 1400 and 1600. Uptake of alpha-amino nitrogen decreased immediately after a meal. The increase in glucose from MP to FP fitted very well with the calculated energy needs for muscle growth. The AVD and uptake of alpha-amino nitrogen, total amino acids, and total nonessential amino acids were negative during MP and positive and significantly higher during FP. There was also a significant increase in AVD and uptake of essential and branched-chain amino acids when the bulls were changed from MP to FP. When changing from maintenance to fattening, the incremental glucose and amino acid hindquarter uptake provided energy and supply for muscle protein accretion, respectively. The level of alanine transamination was also sharply reduced. [less ▲]

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See detailNotes of the flea fauna (Insecta, Siphonaptera) of the terrestrial azorean mammals
Libois, Roland ULg; Fons, Roger; Mathias, Maria da Luz et al

in Arquivos do Museu Bocage. Nova série (1997), 3(1), 1-11

During three successive years, field samplings of wild mammals were organised on different Azorean islands and the ectoparastes were collected. Among 340 murid rodents, 31 did bear at least one flea ... [more ▼]

During three successive years, field samplings of wild mammals were organised on different Azorean islands and the ectoparastes were collected. Among 340 murid rodents, 31 did bear at least one flea. Nosopsyllus l. londiniensis has been found on the mouse in São Miguel. Stenoponia t. tripectinata has been discovered in Terceira and in São Miguel, mainly on house mice and on one black rat out of 121. Nosopsyllus fasciatus was present on the mouse and on both the black and the Norway rats. Its presence has been evidenced in four islands: São Miguel, Terceira, Graciosa and Flores. Numerous rabbits were also examined in the visited islands (São Miguel, Terceira, Pico, São Jorge, Faial and Flores) and were found heavily parasited by their commonest flea, Spilopsyllus cuniculi. In Flores, however, that flea seems to be lacking. Though no systematic search has been done on domestic animals, the presence of Ctenocephalides f. felis is also reported from Flores, Terceira and Graciosa whereas C. canis has been found on a dog in Florès. The flea fauna of the Azorean archipelago is therefore characterized by a few species amongst the most cosmopolitan ones [less ▲]

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See detailAlternative techniques of hysterectomy.
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Donnez, Jacques

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (1997), 336(4), 291-2

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See detailInduction of membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MT1-MMP) expression in human fibroblasts by breast adenocarcinoma cells.
Polette, M.; Gilles, Christine ULg; Marchand, V. et al

in Clinical & Experimental Metastasis (1997), 15(2), 157-63

Membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MT1-MMP) has been recently described as an activator of proMMP-2 (MMP-2) which is involved in tumor invasion. We have shown by in situ hybridization that MT1-MMP ... [more ▼]

Membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MT1-MMP) has been recently described as an activator of proMMP-2 (MMP-2) which is involved in tumor invasion. We have shown by in situ hybridization that MT1-MMP is produced by stromal cells in close contact to preinvasive and invasive tumor cells of breast carcinomas. Of particular interest was the observation that some fibroblasts express this enzyme in focal areas in preinvasive lesions, suggesting that particular tumor cells may stimulate fibroblasts to produce MT1-MMP. We have therefore compared the ability of two different breast cancer cell lines, one non-invasive (MCF7) and one invasive (MDA-MB-231) to stimulate MT1-MMP production in human fibroblasts with consequent proMMP-2-activation. The MDA-MB-231 conditioned medium induced MT1-MMP mRNAs in human fibroblasts and a parallel activation of proMMP-2 whereas MCF7 conditioned medium did not have any effect. These results suggest the existence of soluble factor(s) secreted by invasive or some preinvasive breast tumor cells which stimulate fibroblasts to produce and activate MMPs, and emphasize the cooperation between cancer and stromal cells in tumor invasion. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis and characterization of porous silica-alumina xerogels
VanCantfort, Olivier; Abid, A.; Michaux, Bernard et al

in Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (1997), 8

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See detailTheoretical study of slope effects in resistivity surveys and applications
Sahbi, Hassan; Jongmans, Denis; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Geophysical Prospecting (1997), 45(5), 795-808

When electric soundings are made over an irregular terrain, topographic effects can influence the values of apparent resistivity and lead to erroneous 1D interpretation. A 3D finite-element method has ... [more ▼]

When electric soundings are made over an irregular terrain, topographic effects can influence the values of apparent resistivity and lead to erroneous 1D interpretation. A 3D finite-element method has been applied to study the topographical effect of a slope on Schlumberger soundings parallel to the strike. When the resistivity survey is performed at the top of the slope, the apparent resistivity values can be two times higher than in the flat-earth case, depending on the angle (alpha) and height (H) of the slope, and on the distance (X) between the sounding and the slope top. The results are presented as nondimensional curves which can be used for evaluating topographic anomalies for any value of the parameters alpha, H and X. It is numerically shown that the topographic effects can be removed from measurements on horizontally layered structures with an irregular earth surface. Real measurements were performed in different geological conditions over an irregular terrain. The correction method based on the nondimensional curves has been applied to the data and has enabled the determination of the correct layered ground configuration using 1D interpretation. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysical activity, obesity, and cardiovascular risk factors in children. The Belgian Luxembourg Child Study II.
Guillaume, Michèle ULg; Lapidus, L.; Bjondorp, P. et al

in Obesity Research (1997), 5(6), 549-56

Physical activity was measured in relation to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in a randomly selected population of 1028 children from Province de Luxembourg in Belgium, a mainly rural area with a high ... [more ▼]

Physical activity was measured in relation to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in a randomly selected population of 1028 children from Province de Luxembourg in Belgium, a mainly rural area with a high prevalence of such risk factors among adults and children. Physical activity was estimated as participation in sport activities, a major indicator of leisure-time physical activity in schoolchildren, and physical inactivity was estimated as frequency and duration of television (TV) watching. Boys participated more frequently in sport activities than girls did (p = 0.001). A majority of the children watched TV daily. After age adjustment, bodyweight (girls, p < 0.012; boys, p < 0.027) and, in boys, body mass index (BMI) (p < 0.039) were related to days per week of TV watching. No significant relationships with other CV risk factors remained after adjustments for BMI. In analyses of independent contributions of age, TV watching, and sports activity on CV risk factors, age showed highly significant relationships. In boys, TV showed relationships with BMI (p < 0.04) and (borderline) with systolic blood pressure, independent of age and sports activity, whereas the latter was significantly related to subscapular skinfold (p < 0.04) and (borderline) with triceps skinfold and cholesterol. In girls, no significant independent contributions to risk factor associations were found. The father's education was directly associated with sports activities, whereas the mother being a housewife showed negative relationships to physical activity and positive to TV watching in their children, suggesting socioeconomic influence on the activity patterns of children. Furthermore, registrations suggested less physical activity in the most rural part of the area. It is concluded that children in this mainly rural area watch TV frequently. In boys, physical inactivity, measured both as TV watching and as registrations of sports activities, contributes independently to body fat mass. In girls, no contribution or weaker contributions of physical inactivity were found. This suggests that contributory factors leading to obesity might be different in girls and boys. [less ▲]

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See detailDes auteurs dans les ruines. Parcours arbitraire
Delhalle, Nancy ULg

in Alternatives Théâtrales (1997)

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See detailIncorporation of rapeseed meal extracted by pressure in a diet for growing fattening bulls .2. Glucosinolates and their breakdown products in the rumen
Wathelet, Jean-Paul ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg; Mayombo, A. P. et al

in Annales de Zootechnie (1997), 46(1), 71-79

Eight bulls from the Belgian Blue breed were offered diets in which soya bean meal and linseed meal were substituted by rapeseed meal (variety Samourai) in order to provide, respectively, 33, 66 and 100 ... [more ▼]

Eight bulls from the Belgian Blue breed were offered diets in which soya bean meal and linseed meal were substituted by rapeseed meal (variety Samourai) in order to provide, respectively, 33, 66 and 100% of the protein. The glucosinolate content was equal to 17.6 mu mol/g dry matter. Analyses of wet residues from rapeseed meal incubated in the rumen showed a rapid decrease of the glucosinolate content which disappeared after 5 h of incubation. The 3-hydroxypent-4-enenitrile, the but-3-enylisothiocyanate and the 5-vinyl-1,3-oxazolidine-2-thione antinutritional factors obtained from the glucosinolates were identified by GC-MS during the first 5 h. The 3-phenylpropanenitrile, the 3-methylindol, the 2-phenylacetic and 3-phenylpropanoic acids were also present in the residues and in the rumen. Although high sensitivity of the methods were used, no glucosinolates and their direct breakdown products were detected in the liquid and the solid content of the rumen. [less ▲]

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