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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 detailAppraisal of the validity of histamine-induced wheal and flare to predict the clinical efficacy of antihistamines.
Monroe, E. W.; Daly, Adrian ULg; Shalhoub, R. F.

in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (The) (1997), 99(2), 798-806

Antihistaminic drugs have been used successfully for many years in the treatment of allergic diseases. Second-generation antihistamines have fewer sedating side effects than first-generation agents, and ... [more ▼]

Antihistaminic drugs have been used successfully for many years in the treatment of allergic diseases. Second-generation antihistamines have fewer sedating side effects than first-generation agents, and the number of newer drugs available for clinical use is growing. Various methods have been used to assess antihistaminic activity, the most popular of which is the epicutaneous histamine-induced wheal and flare. This test relies on the ability of epicutaneously injected histamine to bring about the wheal and flare, a neurovascular response that involves reflex vasodilation (flare) and local swelling caused by plasma extravasation (wheal). Antihistamines have been compared on the basis of their ability to block the histamine-induced wheal and flare in the skin. Results of these trials have been applied to predict the global antiallergic efficacy of various antihistamines. The review has examined the reliability of suppression of the histamine wheal and flare reaction in the skin to predict an antihistamine's clinical efficacy in two common allergic diseases seasonal allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria. Although histamine is one mediator in the allergic response in the skin and nasal mucosa, many other agents are important modulators of the allergic response. In addition, the major structural and functional differences that exist between the nasal mucosa and the skin affect the type of local response. These manifest themselves as differences between the responses to antigen and histamine challenge in the skin and the nose. The allergic responses in these tissues are not simply the consequence of one chemical but are the result of a cascade of interactions among various cells and mediators. The clinical manifestations of these complex interactions obviously cannot be fully replicated by injection of one chemical mediator, histamine, into the outer layer of the skin. Studies with antihistamines have shown that certain drugs, such as cetirizine, are more suppressive than others (loratadine, terfenadine) in controlling the histamine-induced wheal and flare reaction in the skin. When the clinical efficacy of these medications is compared in clinical trials in seasonal allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria, all are equally efficacious in controlling symptoms. Although the histamine-induced wheal and flare reaction can serve as a useful clinical pharmacologic test to assess dose-response relations for an antihistamine, its lack of correlation with clinical responses among antihistamines indicates that this model should not be used to predict or compare clinical efficacies of antihistamines in seasonal allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria. [less ▲]

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See detailVincenzo Giordano Zocchi, Memorie di un ebete, a cura di M. C. Cafisse, Napoli, Federico & Ardia, 1995, LVI-239
Curreri, Luciano ULg

in Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana (1997), CLXXIV/568

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See detailPrevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. National consensus of the Belgian Bone Club"
Kaufman, JM; Devogelaer, JP; Raeman, F et al

in Clinical Rheumatology (1997), 16(4), 343-345

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See detailPEGASE, une méthodologie et un outil de simulation prévisionnelle pour la gestion de la qualité des eaux de surface
Smitz, Joseph ULg; Everbecq, Etienne ULg; Deliège, Jean-François ULg et al

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1997), 50/4(588), 73-82

PEGASE (Planification Et Gestion de l’ASsainissement des Eaux) est un modèle intégré bassins hydrographiques/rivières développé à l’Aquapôle qui permet de calculer de façon déterministe et prévisionnelle ... [more ▼]

PEGASE (Planification Et Gestion de l’ASsainissement des Eaux) est un modèle intégré bassins hydrographiques/rivières développé à l’Aquapôle qui permet de calculer de façon déterministe et prévisionnelle la qualité des eaux des rivières en fonction des rejets et apports de pollution. PEGASE est un outil opérationnel permettant d’orienter les choix des opérateurs publics et privés en matière de gestion des eaux de surface à l’échelle des bassins versants [less ▲]

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See detailFatty acid hydroperoxides pathway in plants. A review
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Marlier, M.

in Grasas y Aceites (1997), 48(1), 30-37

The present paper focusses on the fatty acid hydroperoxides pathways, mainly hydroperoxide lyase and hydroperoxide dehydrase. For each enzyme, the definition, occurrence and subcellular localization is ... [more ▼]

The present paper focusses on the fatty acid hydroperoxides pathways, mainly hydroperoxide lyase and hydroperoxide dehydrase. For each enzyme, the definition, occurrence and subcellular localization is presented. Particular attention is given to reaction mecanisms and to substrate specificity. Physiological roles of reaction products are also discussed. [less ▲]

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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 detailAdvantages of Inferior Vena Caval Flow Preservation in Combined Transplantation of the Liver and Heart
Detry, Olivier ULg; Honore, Pierre ULg; Meurisse, Michel ULg et al

in Transplant International (1997), 10(2), 150-1

Only a few cases of combined liver and heart transplantation have been reported in the literature, and no standard surgical procedure has yet been established. We report the successful transplantation of ... [more ▼]

Only a few cases of combined liver and heart transplantation have been reported in the literature, and no standard surgical procedure has yet been established. We report the successful transplantation of both liver and heart in a 28-year-old patient suffering from homozygous beta-thalassemia. We used Belghiti's technique of inferior vena caval flow preservation for liver transplantation, which avoids inferior vena cava occlusion by a side-to-side caval anastomosis. Applied to combined liver and heart transplantation, preservation of caval flow during liver transplantation may allow early discontinuation of cardiopulmonary bypass and, thus, minimize the general consequences of prolonged bypass. [less ▲]

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See detail- Purification and characterization of tomato leaf (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) hydroperoxide lyase.
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Perez, A. G.; Sanz, C. et al

in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (1997), 45(11), 4232-4236

Hydroperoxide lyase (HPOOH lyase) was extracted from tomato leaves (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and purified to apparent homogeneity by fractionated precipitation with polyethylene glycol 6000, ion ... [more ▼]

Hydroperoxide lyase (HPOOH lyase) was extracted from tomato leaves (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and purified to apparent homogeneity by fractionated precipitation with polyethylene glycol 6000, ion exchange chromatography, and ultrafiltration. The enzyme is a trimer of 73 000 Da units with a molecular mass of 216 000 (determined by native-PAGE and gel filtration); its pI is around 4.9. Enzyme activity measurments realized with 9- and 13-hydroperoxides of linoleic acid (9-La OOH and 13-La OOH, respectively), R-linolenic acid (9-Ln OOH and 13-Ln OOH, respectively), and ç-linolenic acid (9-çLn OOH and 13-ç-Ln OOH, respectively) revealed a great affinity for 13-Ln OOH. The enzyme is rapidly inhibited by its substrate (13-Ln OOH), but preincubation with the other five hydroperoxides, which are not degraded by the enzyme, also resulted in activity inhibition. Dialysis could not restore the activity. When 13-Ln OOH is reduced in its corresponding alcohol or converted to its methyl ester, the inhibition is reduced. [less ▲]

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See detailFeeding of the sparid fish Sarpa salpa in a seagrass ecosystem: Diet and carbon flux
Havelange, S.; Lepoint, Gilles ULg; Dauby, Patrick ULg et al

in Marine Ecology (1997), 18(4), 289-297

In Revellata Bay (Gulf of Calvi, Corsica, France), the sparid fish Sarpa salpa L. is the main macro-consumer of Posidonia oceanica (L.) DELILE leaf. Stomach contents were analysed and C-13/C-12 isotopic ... [more ▼]

In Revellata Bay (Gulf of Calvi, Corsica, France), the sparid fish Sarpa salpa L. is the main macro-consumer of Posidonia oceanica (L.) DELILE leaf. Stomach contents were analysed and C-13/C-12 isotopic ratios were measured in fish muscle and potential food sources (algae, P. oceanica leaf and its epiphytes) to determine their relative contribution to the fish diet. S. salpa has an age-related mixed diet: juveniles are plankton feeders, young, sub-adults and adults are herbivorous, and, the older the individuals, the higher the relative contribution of P. oceanica to the diet. Our results and former studies of carbon stocks and fluxes in the P. oceanica bed of Revellata Bay have enabled an estimation of the general impact of S. salpa grazing on infralittoral communities: the studied species consumes 24 g C.m-2.a(-1) from P. oceanica leaf, 4.8 from epiphytes and 13 from epilithic algae. The fish net production and biomass turnover in that zone have been estimated to be 1.2 g C.m(-2).a(-1) and 1.5 a(-1), respectively. [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 detailCompactly supported wavelets in Sobolev spaces of integer order
Bastin, Françoise ULg; Laubin, P.

in Applied & Computational Harmonic Analysis (1997), 4(1), 51-57

We present a construction of regular compactly supported wavelets in any Sobolev space of integer order. It is based on the existence and suitable estimates of filters defined from polynomial equations ... [more ▼]

We present a construction of regular compactly supported wavelets in any Sobolev space of integer order. It is based on the existence and suitable estimates of filters defined from polynomial equations. We give an implicit study of these filters and use the results obtained to construct scaling functions leading to multiresolution analysis and wavelets. Their regularity increases linearly with the length of their supports as in the L(2) case. One technical problem is to prove that the intersection of the scaling spaces is reduced to 0. This is solved using sharp estimates of Littlewood-Paley type. (C) 1997 Academic Press, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailLes bacs à graisse : une solution aux problèmes des matières grasses pour les PME
Thonart, Philippe ULg; Destain, Jacqueline ULg; Zgoulli, S. et al

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1997), 586/2

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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 detailVision artificielle et quantification de la forme de pommes
Leemans, Vincent ULg; Magein, Hugo ULg; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in Cahiers Agricultures (1997), 6

Golden delicious apples were characterised automatically by machine vision, taking into account six view of the cheeks and one of the stem end. The Fourier transform of the fruit boundaries were computed ... [more ▼]

Golden delicious apples were characterised automatically by machine vision, taking into account six view of the cheeks and one of the stem end. The Fourier transform of the fruit boundaries were computed and normalised. All the relevant information about the shape was included in the first fifteen harmonics. Moreover, particular harmonics were found to characterise the shape of the Golden delicious variety. By using the amplitude of particular harmonics in a discriminant analysis, apple were sorted into categories defined by EU, with a precision around 96%. The proposed method may also be used to compare varieties objectively, in order to identify relation between physiology and shape. [less ▲]

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See detailThéorie de l'approche hydrogéologique des écoulements et transports en zone partiellement saturée
Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1997), 119(1), 71-89

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See detailCirculation of the western Mediterranean: From global to regional scales
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Brasseur, P.; Nihoul, Jacques ULg

in Deep-Sea Research Part II, Topical Studies in Oceanography (1997), 44(3-4), 531-549

A free-surface, three-dimensional, primitive equation model has been implemented with a horizontal resolution of 4.6 km to study the ocean circulation in the Gulf of Lions at time scales ranging from ... [more ▼]

A free-surface, three-dimensional, primitive equation model has been implemented with a horizontal resolution of 4.6 km to study the ocean circulation in the Gulf of Lions at time scales ranging from weeks to seasons. Numerical experiments have been conducted, in which the regional model is nested into a basin-scale model of the whole western Mediterranean. The global model is operated with a relatively coarse resolution (16 km) and provides boundary conditions at the open-sea boundaries of the regional domain. There is, however, no Feedback loop from the regional to the global model. The simulations are consistently driven with atmospheric fluxes computed from the output of the French PERIDOT meteorological forecasting system, between August 1988 and 1989. In addition to the initial conditions, in situ measurements of temperature and salinity are assimilated in the simulation of the general circulation, adopting a simple nudging technique to prevent an excessive drift of the model against climatology. The response of the regional model below and above the thermocline is discussed in the context of the prevailing meteorological situations. Some experiments give indications that a double-gyre system may develop from wind regimes that exhibit a cyclonic/anticyclonic wind stress curl. Advection-diffusion of passive tracers are also examined on the basis of the local hydrodynamic features, because this work has been conceived with the aim of determining the physical conditions in which ecological and biochemical processes develop at the interface between river mouths and the open ocean. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailLe bois de tension. 1 Définition et distribution dans l'arbre.
Jourez, Benoît ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1997), 1(2), 100-112

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See detailLecture critique d’un essai thérapeutique
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Revue du Rhumatisme (1997), 64(3), 84-86

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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 detailInformation transfer between angiographic films and CT images: a tool to delineate the target volume
Tercier, P-A; COUCKE, Philippe ULg; Fankhauser, H et al

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (1997), 45

Abstract Background and purpose: This work was undertaken to improve the definition of target volumes for radiosurgery using the angiographic and CT data. Materials and methods: The basis of this new ... [more ▼]

Abstract Background and purpose: This work was undertaken to improve the definition of target volumes for radiosurgery using the angiographic and CT data. Materials and methods: The basis of this new method is to combine both imaging modalities and to compare them in each representation, i.e. to plot the volume obtained by angiography on CT images and also the contours defined by the CT on angiographic films. To obtain the angiographic volume, the radiographs are taken at several incidence angles. The X-ray sources position and the position of the films are determined using rectangular markers, then the intersection of all the loci of the target volume are calculated. Results: Verifications with a phantom show the accuracy of the procedure and the benefit obtained by increasing the number of angles of incidence in the angiographic imaging. The centre of gravity of the experimental target could be localized to an accuracy of better than 0.4 mm. The method was used in 11 clinical cases with excellent clinical results. Conclusions: The method can be easily applied and improves the delineation of target volumes in radiosurgery. CT data counterbalances the relative weakness of angiography concerning the three-dimensional geometry. Angiography adds useful information on the blood flow that is not shown in CT. Almost all the presented clinical cases benefit from the technique described here. [less ▲]

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See detailMinority Nationalism and European Integration - P. Lynch
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Nations & Nationalism (1997), 4(3), 476-478

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See detailA cinnabar local order in liquid II-VI compounds
Raty, Jean-Yves ULg; Gaspard, Jean-Pierre ULg; Ceolin, R. et al

in Physica B: Condensed Matter (1997)

A short wavelength (lambda=0.7 Aring) neutron scattering experiment has been performed on the II-VI compounds HgS, HgSe and Zn xHg 1-xTe. Liquid HgS can be viewed as a distortion of the blende structure ... [more ▼]

A short wavelength (lambda=0.7 Aring) neutron scattering experiment has been performed on the II-VI compounds HgS, HgSe and Zn xHg 1-xTe. Liquid HgS can be viewed as a distortion of the blende structure; we show that this distortion decreases gradually with temperature. For Zn xHg 1-xTe, we show that the transition between the six coordinated HgTe liquid and the four coordinated ZnTe liquid is not continuous, the intermediate phase being a deformed cinnabar one [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 detailSubtotal hysterectomy in patients with endometriosis--an option.
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Donnez, Jacques

in Fertility and Sterility (1997), 67(6), 1185-7

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See detailFast and slow tracks in lysozyme folding: Insight into the role of domains in the folding process
Matagne, André ULg; Radford, S. E.; Dobson, C. M.

in Journal of Molecular Biology (1997), 267(5), 1068-1074

The folding of lysozyme involves parallel events in which hydrogen exchange kinetics indicate the development of persistent structure at very different rates. We have monitored directly the kinetics of ... [more ▼]

The folding of lysozyme involves parallel events in which hydrogen exchange kinetics indicate the development of persistent structure at very different rates. We have monitored directly the kinetics of formation of the native molecule by the binding of a fluorescently labelled inhibitor, MeU-diNAG (4-methylumbelliferyl-N,N'-diacetyl-beta-D-chitobioside). The data show that native character monitored in this way also develops with different timescales. Although the rate determining step on the slow pathway (similar to 75% of molecules at pH 5.5, 20 degrees C) can be attributed to the need to reorganise structure formed early in the folding process, the data indicate that the rate determining step on the fast track (involving similar to 25% of molecules) involves the docking of the two constituent domains of the protein. In the fast folding track the data are consistent with a model in which each domain forms persistent structure prier to their docking in a locally cooperative manner on a timescale comparable to the folding of small single domain proteins. (C) 1997 Academic Press Limited. [less ▲]

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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 detailMiospores from the type locality of the Middle Famennian Esneux Formation in the Ourthe Valley, eastern Belgium
Loboziak, S.; Avkhimovitch, V.I.; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1997), 119(2), 111-118

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See detailOxydation photochimique de lixiviats de décharge
Deswaef, Sophie; Baidak, Alexandre; Crine, Michel ULg

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1997), 590-591

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See detailRoma ou Ruma ?
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Maia (1997), 49

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See detailBiomechanical assessment of the transversalis fascia and rectus abdominis aponeurosis in inguinal herniation - Preliminary results
PANS, Alain ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg; Albert, Adelin ULg et al

in Hernia : the Journal of Hernias & Abdominal Wall Surgery (1997), 1

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See detailRetrieval of ozone vertical column amounts from ground-based high resolution infrared solar spectra
Hamdouni, A.; Barbe, Alain; Demoulin, Philippe ULg et al

in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (1997), 57(1), 11-22

Good infrared spectral regions to retrieve accurately the vertical column amount of ozone from ground observations are proposed. Their selection was based on studies of the influence of spectroscopic ... [more ▼]

Good infrared spectral regions to retrieve accurately the vertical column amount of ozone from ground observations are proposed. Their selection was based on studies of the influence of spectroscopic (frequencies, half-widths, intensities) as well as geophysical parameters (volume mixing ratios, temperature profiles) with a particular attention for temperature. The results, obtained in three different spectral regions, with a realistic T-profile are very consistent. [less ▲]

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See detailLat. collatrare
Rochette, Bruno ULg

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

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See detailA primal-dual approach in truss topology optimization
Beekers, M.; Fleury, Claude ULg

in Computers & Structures (1997), 64(1-4), 77-88

The objective of truss topology optimization is to find, for a given weight, the stiffest truss, defined as a subset of an initially choosen set of bars called the ground structure. The restrictions are ... [more ▼]

The objective of truss topology optimization is to find, for a given weight, the stiffest truss, defined as a subset of an initially choosen set of bars called the ground structure. The restrictions are bounds on bar volumes and the satisfaction of equilibrium equations. For a single load case and without bounds on bar volumes, the problem can be written as a linear programming problem with nodal displacements as variables. The addition to the objective function of a quadratic term vanishing at the optimum allows us to use a dual solution scheme. A conjugate gradient method is well suited to maximize the dual function. Several ground structures are introduced. For large networks, those where each node is connected to those situated in a certain vicinity give a good compromise between generating a reasonable number of bars and obtaining a sufficient number of possible directions. Some examples taken from the literature are treated to illustrate the quality of the solution and the influence of initial topology. (C) 1997 Civil-Comp Ltd and Elsevier Science Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailConstitutive expression of the 27-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp27) in sensory and motor neurons of the rat nervous system.
Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Hopkins, D. A.; Robertson, H. A. et al

in Journal of Comparative Neurology (The) (1997), 384(3), 409-28

In this study, the constitutive expression of the 27-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp27) in the adult rat central nervous system has been examined by immunohistochemistry and by two-dimensional gel Western ... [more ▼]

In this study, the constitutive expression of the 27-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp27) in the adult rat central nervous system has been examined by immunohistochemistry and by two-dimensional gel Western blot analysis. Hsp27 immunoreactivity was observed primarily in motoneurons of cranial nerve nuclei and spinal cord, and in primary sensory neurons and their central processes. Also, Hsp27 immunoreactivity was present in neurons of the arcuate nucleus and of the reticular formation. However, only a subset of these neurons was Hsp27-immunoreactive. Most general somatic efferent motoneurons of the hypoglossal nucleus and spinal motor columns and most special visceral efferent motoneurons of the cranial nerve nuclei were Hsp27-positive. In contrast, fewer general somatic efferent motoneurons for eye muscles were Hsp27-positive, and only a small proportion of general visceral efferent neurons, i.e., parasympathetic and sympathetic preganglionic neurons, were stained for Hsp27. Many pseudounipolar sensory neurons were Hsp27-immunoreactive, and the patterns of staining in central sensory nuclei suggested that specific subpopulations of sensory neurons contained Hsp27. The cellular distribution of Hsp27 was uniform throughout the cytoplasm, including the perikaryon, axon and dendrites, the latter often exhibiting varicosities or beading in distal processes. Western blot analyses revealed that at least three phosphorylated isoforms of Hsp27 were present in the spinal cord. These results suggest that constitutively expressed Hsp27 may be related to functional subpopulations of motoneurons and primary sensory neurons. [less ▲]

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See detailInvolvement of different transduction pathways in NF-kappaB activation by several inducers
Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg; Zecchinon, Laurent; Piret, Bernard et al

in Free Radical Research (1997)

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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 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 detailTransgenic mice expressing the human inducible Hsp70 have hippocampal neurons resistant to ischemic injury.
Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Krueger, A. M.; Currie, R. W. et al

in Cell Stress & Chaperones (1997), 2(3), 162-7

Using transgenic mice constitutively expressing the human inducible Hsp70, we examined the role of Hsp70 on cell survival after focal cerebral ischemia. Twenty-four hours after permanent occlusion of the ... [more ▼]

Using transgenic mice constitutively expressing the human inducible Hsp70, we examined the role of Hsp70 on cell survival after focal cerebral ischemia. Twenty-four hours after permanent occlusion of the middle cerebral artery, no difference in infarct area was detected between Hsp70-transgenic and non-transgenic mice. In the non-transgenic mice, many pyramidal neurons of the ipsilateral hippocampus were observed to be pyknotic. However, in all Hsp70-transgenic mice, hippocampal pyramidal neurons showed normal morphology and no evidence of pyknosis. This suggests that constitutive expression of Hsp70 reduces the extent of damage following permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de Moines et religieux au Moyen Age, éd. BERLIOZ (J.), Paris, 1994
George, Philippe ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (1997)

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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 detailLes aspects thérapeutiques de l'HTA
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

in Médisphère (1997), 68

Traiter l'hypertension artérielle n'améliore pas seulement le pronostic cardiovasculaire. L'étude de Wiklund (Suède) à partir de la population étudiée dans la Hot Study a permis de montrer que l ... [more ▼]

Traiter l'hypertension artérielle n'améliore pas seulement le pronostic cardiovasculaire. L'étude de Wiklund (Suède) à partir de la population étudiée dans la Hot Study a permis de montrer que l'abaissement de la pression artérielle améliorait l'humeur des hypertendus et ce, proportionnellement à la correction du niveau tensionnel. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de VAUCHEZ (A.), La spiritualité du Moyen Age occidental VIIIe-XIIIe siècle, Paris, 1994
George, Philippe ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (1997)

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See detailReprésentation de l'espace ouvert dans un système d'information de projet urbain
Dupagne, A.; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Ingénierie des Systèmes d'Information (1997), 5(2), 219-240

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See detailAménagement et gestion des territoires : essai de bilan des recherches françaises
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Intergeo Bulletin (1997), 128

Review of research funded by the CNRS within the framework of Section "Spaces, Territories, Societies"

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See detailSpecific Modulation Of The Fusogenic Properties Of The Alzheimer Beta-Amyloid Peptide By Apolipoprotein E Isoforms
Pillot, T.; Goethals, M.; Vanloo, B. et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1997), 243(3), 650-9

C-terminal fragments of the Alzheimer amyloid peptide (amino acids 29-40 and 29-42) have physico-chemical properties related to those of the fusion peptides of viral proteins and they are able to induce ... [more ▼]

C-terminal fragments of the Alzheimer amyloid peptide (amino acids 29-40 and 29-42) have physico-chemical properties related to those of the fusion peptides of viral proteins and they are able to induce the fusion of liposomes in vitro. We proposed that these properties could mediate a direct interaction of the amyloid peptide with cell membranes and account for part of the cytotoxicity of the amyloid peptide. In view of the epidemiologic and biochemical linkages between the pathology of Alzheimer's disease and apolipoprotein E (apoE) polymorphism, we examined the potential interaction between the three common apoE isoforms and the C-terminal fragments of the amyloid peptide. We show that, at low concentration, only apoE2 and apoE3 are potent inhibitors of the amyloid peptide fusogenic and aggregational properties, whereas the apoE4 isoform has no effect. We further show that the protective effect of apoE is mediated by the formation of stable apoE/amyloid peptide complexes, as determined by tryptophan emission fluorescence measurements and by gel electrophoresis. The interaction specificity between apoE2 and apoE3 and the amyloid fragments is demonstrated here, since other apolipoproteins (e.g. apolipoprotein A-I and A-II), with similar amphipathic structures, do not interact with the amyloid C-terminal fragments. Finally, we show that, reciprocally, the amyloid peptide can interact directly with the apoE2 and apoE3 isoforms to decrease or perturb their normal association with lipids. These data suggest that the 29-40 and 29-42 domains of the amyloid peptide could be critical for the amyloid-apoE interaction, and that apoE2 and apoE3 isoforms, but not apoE4, could play a protective role against the formation of amyloid aggregates and/or against their interaction with cellular membranes. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude histologique de lésions subcliniques de la lèvre latérale du talus chez le cheval
Yousfi, S.; Gabriel, Annick ULg; Maroit, V. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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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 detailUne chambre noire pour l’analyse textuelle
Tilkin, Françoise ULg; Mathonet, Anne

in Espace pour un humanisme européen (1997), 33

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See detail5-(Diethoxyphosphorylmethyl)-5-methyl-4,5-dihydro-3H-pyrrole N-oxide : Synthesis and Evaluation of Spin Trapping Properties
Roubaud, Valérie; Mercier, Anne; Olive, Gilles ULg et al

in Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 2 (1997), 9

A new spin trap, the 5-(diethoxyphosphorylmethyl)-5-methyl-4,5-dihydro-3H-pyrrole N-oxide (3), is prepared through a four-step synthetic route. The in vitro spin trapping properties of 3 have been ... [more ▼]

A new spin trap, the 5-(diethoxyphosphorylmethyl)-5-methyl-4,5-dihydro-3H-pyrrole N-oxide (3), is prepared through a four-step synthetic route. The in vitro spin trapping properties of 3 have been investigated and the hydroxyl and superoxide spin adducts characterised. The persistence of the superoxide spin adduct obtained with 3 is compared with those of the analogues obtained with DEPMPO [5-(diethoxyphosphoryl)-5-methyl-4,5-dihydro-3H-pyrrole N-oxide] and DMPO in both phosphate buffer and pyridine. In 0.1 M phosphate buffer at pH 7.0, the HOO-3? adduct is found to be 2.8 times more persistent than HOO-DMPO?, but 5.7 times less than HOO-DEPMPO?. In phosphate buffer, HOO-3? decomposes to give HO-3?. The stereoselectivity of the addition of free radicals on 3 is generally poor, and mixtures of diastereomers have been observed by EPR. The overall spin trapping behaviour of nitrone 3 is more similar to that of DMPO than that of DEPMPO. [less ▲]

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See detailLa violence dans les stades de football
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Revue Générale (1997), (2), 21-30

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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 detailActivation of the transcription factor NF-kappaB in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated U937 cells
Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg; Maniglia, Salvator; Boelaert, J. R. et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (1997)

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See detailHiggs boson search at photon collider for M(h) = 140-GeV - 190-GeV
Ginzburg, I. F.; Ivanov, Igor ULg

in Physics Letters B (1997), 408

A Higgs boson within the mass range $M_H=140-190$ GeV can be discovered at a photon collider in the reaction $\gamma\gamma\to WW$ (with real or virtual W) with the luminosity integral about 1 fb$^{-1 ... [more ▼]

A Higgs boson within the mass range $M_H=140-190$ GeV can be discovered at a photon collider in the reaction $\gamma\gamma\to WW$ (with real or virtual W) with the luminosity integral about 1 fb$^{-1}$. The reasonable resolution in the effective mass of the WW system is required. [less ▲]

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See detailFunctional heterogeneity of human CD34(+) cells isolated in subcompartments of the G0 /G1 phase of the cell cycle.
GOTHOT, André ULg; Pyatt, R.; McMahel, J. et al

in Blood (1997), 90(11), 4384-93

Using simultaneous Hoechst 33342 (Hst) and Pyronin Y (PY) staining for determination of DNA and RNA content, respectively, human CD34(+) cells were isolated in subcompartments of the G0 /G1 phase of the ... [more ▼]

Using simultaneous Hoechst 33342 (Hst) and Pyronin Y (PY) staining for determination of DNA and RNA content, respectively, human CD34(+) cells were isolated in subcompartments of the G0 /G1 phase of the cell cycle by flow cytometric cell sorting. In both bone marrow (BM) and mobilized peripheral blood (MPB) CD34(+) cells, primitive long-term hematopoietic culture-initiating cell (LTHC-IC) activity was higher in CD34(+) cells isolated in G0 (G0CD34(+) cells) than in those residing in G1 (G1CD34(+) cells). However, as MPB CD34(+) cells displayed a more homogeneous cell-cycle status within the G0 /G1 phase and a relative absence of cells in late G1 , DNA/RNA fractionation was less effective in segregating LTHC-IC in MPB than in BM. BM CD34(+) cells belonging to four subcompartments of increasing RNA content within the G0 /G1 phase were evaluated in functional assays. The persistence of CD34 expression in suspension culture was inversely correlated with the initial RNA content of test cells. Multipotential progenitors were present in G0 or early G1 subcompartments, while lineage-restricted granulomonocytic progenitors were more abundant in late G1 . In vitro hematopoiesis was maintained for up to 6 weeks with G0CD34(+) cells, whereas production of clonogenic progenitors was more limited in cultures initiated with G1CD34(+) cells. To test the hypothesis that primitive LTHC-ICs would reenter a state of relative quiescence after in vitro division, BM CD34(+) cells proliferating in ex vivo cultures were identified from their quiescent counterparts by a relative loss of membrane intercalating dye PKH2, and were further fractionated with Hst and PY. The same functional hierarchy was documented within the PKH2(dim) population whereby LTHC-IC frequency was higher for CD34(+) cells reselected in G0 after in vitro division than for CD34(+) cells reisolated in G1 or in S/G2 + M. However, the highest LTHC-IC frequency was found in quiescent PKH2(bright) CD34(+) cells. Together, these results support the concept that cells with distinct hematopoietic capabilities follow different pathways during the G0 /G1 phase of the cell cycle both in vivo and during ex vivo culture. [less ▲]

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See detailDiagenetic and paleogeographic significance of clay and other sedimentary components in the middle Devonian limestones of Western Ardennes, France
Chamley, H.; Proust, J. N.; Mansy, J. L. et al

in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (1997), 129

Givetian deposits accumulated in a more than 300-m-thick succession on a carbonate platform developed on the passive margin of the so-called Rheic ocean. These rocks crop out in the Ardenne massif at ... [more ▼]

Givetian deposits accumulated in a more than 300-m-thick succession on a carbonate platform developed on the passive margin of the so-called Rheic ocean. These rocks crop out in the Ardenne massif at Glageon in a structural context marked by small fault-controlled basins subjected to moderate overburden, tectonic and metamorphic constraints. Data on the clay mineral distribution, associated with detailed information on limestone facies/microfacies, as well as data on the depositional profile and sequence stratigraphic evolution of these rocks indicate strong carbonate diagenesis and moderate clay diagenesis, the latter being favoured by the early occurrence of the former, which prevented further fluid-rock interaction. The clay assemblage distribution, which roughly parallels the palaeomorphologic and palaeobathymetric shape of the Givetian continental margin, is organized in five successive zones indicating large-scale sequence stratigraphic evolution and the control of regional sea-level fluctuations. The clay and other sedimentary components provide additional information on the warm and variably humid climate, northern, relative to southern, terrigenous sources, the open sea relative to restricted depositional environments, the temporary tectonic rejuvenation of the continental hinterland and the chemical conditions allowing early diagenetic modifications. [less ▲]

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See detailA domain of TEL conserved in a subset of ETS proteins defines a specific oligomerization interface essential to the mitogenic properties of the TEL-PDGFR beta oncoprotein.
Jousset, C.; Carron, C.; Boureux, A. et al

in EMBO Journal (1997)

TEL is a novel member of the ETS family of transcriptional regulators which is frequently involved in human leukemias as the result of specific chromosomal translocations. This study shows that the amino ... [more ▼]

TEL is a novel member of the ETS family of transcriptional regulators which is frequently involved in human leukemias as the result of specific chromosomal translocations. This study shows that the amino-terminal domain conserved in a subset of the ETS proteins has evolved to generate a specialized protein-protein interaction interface which is likely to be an important determinant of their specificity as transcriptional regulators. [less ▲]

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See detailSeminoma arising in corrected and uncorrected inguinal cryptorchidism: treatment and prognosis in 66 patients
Li, Y-X; COUCKE, Philippe ULg; Qian, T-L et al

in International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics (1997), 36

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze prognosis and treatment results for seminoma arising in corrected and uncorrected inguinal cryptorchidism (SCIC and SUIC). Methods and Materials: We ... [more ▼]

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze prognosis and treatment results for seminoma arising in corrected and uncorrected inguinal cryptorchidism (SCIC and SUIC). Methods and Materials: We reviewed 66 patients with inguinal seminomas between June 1958 and December 1991 at the Cancer Hospital and Institute of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Of these patients, 23 had prior orchiopexy and 43 presented with an inguinal form of cryptorchidism. At presentation, 17 of 66 (26%) patients had nodal metastases. This nodal involvement was 30% (7 of 23) for SCIC and 23% (10 of 43) for SUIC, respectively. These numbers are comparable with those in a series of patients treated for scrotal seminoma at our institution (26% vs. 20%). However, 3 of 23 (13%) patients who had prior orchiopexy presented with inguinal nodal metastasis as compared with 0 of 43 patients with SUIC or 4 of 237 patients with scrotal seminoma (p < .05). There were 49 stage I, 5 stage IIA, 8 stage IIB, 3 stage III, and 1 stage IV patients. All patients underwent radical orchiectomy and received further radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or both. Patients with stage I and stage II disease were treated primarily with radiotherapy, whereas patients with stage III and IV disease were treated with chemotherapy. Results: The overall and disease-free survival at 5 and 10 years was 94% and 92%, 89% and 87%, respectively. The overall 5- and lo-year survival by stage was 100% and 100% for stage I, and 77% and 68% for stage II, respectively @ < .05). There was no significant difference in survival between SUIC and SCIC (93% vs. 96% at 5 years). Four patients developed relapse. Two of these four patients experienced relapse at the inguinal area, due to a marginal miss. Three of four patients with relapse were successfully salvaged, and one died of disease. Conclusion: Our results indicate that prognosis for inguinal seminoma is excellent and similar to that of scrotal seminoma. Postorchiectomy radiotherapy can be considered as the standard treatment for stage I and IIA inguinal seminoma. We recommend routinely including the para-aortic and ipsilateral pelvic nodes. 0 1997 Elsevier Science Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailThe veno-occlusive disease of the liver.
Baron, Frédéric ULg; Deprez, Manuel ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Haematologica (1997), 82(6), 718-25

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The veno-occlusive disease of the liver (VOD) is a disorder caused by the non-thrombotic occlusion of the central veins of hepatic lobules. The clinical features are similar to ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The veno-occlusive disease of the liver (VOD) is a disorder caused by the non-thrombotic occlusion of the central veins of hepatic lobules. The clinical features are similar to those of intrahepatic portal hypertension (unexplained weight gain, ascites, painful hepatomegaly, jaundice). In the past, this disease was rather infrequent and was linked to the absorption of toxic agents, liver irradiation or chemotherapy. However, the intensification of treatment protocols before hematopoietic stem cell transplants has considerably increased its incidence. The strategies used for its prevention and treatment remain limited in efficacy. The present review was undertaken in order to assess progress in the diagnosis and management of this severe complication in stem cell transplantation. INFORMATION SOURCES: The method used for preparing this review was an examination of 250 relevant articles or abstracts published in journals covered by Medline. STATE OF ART: Despite the progress made toward the understanding of its physiopathology and the identification of its risk factors, VOD is still one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality during the first two months post-BMT, and therefore often constitutes a limitation for the further increment of the dose of antineoplastic drugs. This may be explained by the difficulty in making an early diagnosis of this problem, at a time when therapeutic intervention may be more effective, and, on the other hand, the lack of a well-established prevention and treatment approach for patients with VOD. PERSPECTIVES AND CONCLUSIONS: New diagnostic procedures, such as laparoscopic liver biopsy, and new therapeutic approaches, such as transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS) or defibrotide, are now being evaluated. However, additional studies will be needed to determine the most appropriate therapy for each VOD patient depending on the severity of the disease. [less ▲]

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See detailLa localisation des productions agricoles : introduction méthodologique.
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1997), (33), 129-138

First of all, the article specifies the links between agriculture and geography by emphasising both the speculiarities of the agricultural sector and the evolution of the problems concerning the ... [more ▼]

First of all, the article specifies the links between agriculture and geography by emphasising both the speculiarities of the agricultural sector and the evolution of the problems concerning the geographical researches dealing with the agricultural sector. Then, it defines the two main investigation areas of the agricultural geography : the analysis of the production distribution / sharing-out and the researches upon the factors and models of localisation. The two cases show how the authors endeavour to get devices that provide them a better understanding of the ever increasing complexity of the agricultural world. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of results of carotid artery surgery after either direct closure or use of a vein patch.
Desiron, Quentin ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg; Van Damme, Hendrik ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Surgery (1997), 5(3), 295-303

In order to assess the benefit of vein patching versus direct closure after carotid endarterectomy, a series of 2271 carotid operations were analysed retrospectively. Apart from 114 procedures consisting ... [more ▼]

In order to assess the benefit of vein patching versus direct closure after carotid endarterectomy, a series of 2271 carotid operations were analysed retrospectively. Apart from 114 procedures consisting of saphenous vein bypass (n = 29) and eversion endarterectomy (n = 85), 2157 open endarterectomies were performed. They were closed either directly (n = 837) or using a vein patch (n = 1320). The combined mortality-major neurological morbidity rate was 1.7%, i.e. 1% mortality (0.2% neurological) and 0.7% permanent neurological morbidity (0.5% ipsilateral to the operated artery). Early symptomatic internal carotid thrombosis was documented in six cases (four following direct closure and two after vein patching). A total of 827 carotid arteries were followed up by duplex scanning on an annual basis (244 direct closure and 583 vein patching). The mean follow-up was 44 months; 69 months for direct closure and 35 months for vein patching. In direct closure, there were 21 stenoses (9%) and 10 occult thromboses (4%); in vein patching carotids, there were 17 stenoses (3%), nine thromboses (1.8%) [corrected] and six pseudoaneurysms (1%). Annual incidence of poor results was 2.4% in direct closure, and 0.87% in vein patching. The only other factor responsible for a significant difference was gender (3.4% in women versus 2.1% in men). In this retrospective study, vein patching appears to be beneficial for the prevention of acute postoperative thrombosis and late stenosis or thrombosis. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de Sénèque et la prose latine, (Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique, 26), Fondation Hardt, 1991, 400 pp.
Longrée, Dominique ULg

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

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

in Vaisseaux, Coeur, Poumons (1997), 2

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

in Journal of General Virology (1997), 78

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien : influence de l'incorporation de pulpes de betterave ou de chicorée sur la digestibilité des nutriments et les concentrations plasmatiques de plusieurs métabolites
Diez, Marianne ULg; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg; Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg et al

in Revue de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 148

Cette étude relate les effets de la distribution de deux rations enrichies en pulpes de betterave ou de chicorée (7 p.100 ADF dans la matière sèche) en comparaison à une ration témoin sur les paramètres ... [more ▼]

Cette étude relate les effets de la distribution de deux rations enrichies en pulpes de betterave ou de chicorée (7 p.100 ADF dans la matière sèche) en comparaison à une ration témoin sur les paramètres fécaux, la digestibilité des principaux nutriments et plusieurs paramètres biochimiques (glucose, insuline, azote alpha-aminé, urée, cholestérol et triglycérides) mesurés à jeun ou pendant six heures après le repas chez huit chiens adultes en bonne santé. Les régimes enrichis en pulpes ont entraîné une augmentation significative de l'excrétion fécale totale, de l'excrétion de MS dans les matières fécales, une diminution de la teneur en MS des fèces ainsi qu'une diminution des coefficients de digestibilité des principaux nutriments. Le régime contenant la pulpe de betterave a entraîné une diminution de la glycémie à jeun, de l'insulinémie et des concentrations en triglycérides postprandiales, des concentrations en urée et en cholestérol mesurées avant et après le repas. Le régime contenant la pulpe de chicorée a provoqué une diminution de l'insulinémie postprandiale, des concentrations en urée et en cholestérol à jeun et après le repas. Ces deux types de pulpes, semblables par leur composition, induisent les mêmes types d'effets sur les paramètres fécaux et la digestibilité des nutriments, mais les effets systémiques sont plus importants lors de la distribution de pulpes de betterave. [less ▲]

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See detailRoles of circadian rhythmicity and sleep in human glucose regulation.
Van Cauter, E.; Polonsky, K. S.; Scheen, André ULg

in Endocrine Reviews (1997), 18(5), 716-38

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See detail1897-1997 Les cent ans de la section des Eaux et Forêts
Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1997), 1(4), 236-238

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

in Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (1997), 8

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

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

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See detailEffects of sphingosine and sphingosine analogues on the free radical production by stimulated neutrophils: ESR and chemiluminescence studies.
Mouithys-Mickalad, Ange ULg; Deby, Ginette ULg; Hoebeke, Maryse ULg et al

in Mediators of Inflammation (1997), 6(5-6), 327-33

Sphingolipids inhibit the activation of the neutrophil (PMN) NADPH oxidase by protein kinase C pathway. By electron spin resonance spectroscopy (ESR) and chemiluminescence (CL), we studied the effects of ... [more ▼]

Sphingolipids inhibit the activation of the neutrophil (PMN) NADPH oxidase by protein kinase C pathway. By electron spin resonance spectroscopy (ESR) and chemiluminescence (CL), we studied the effects of sphingosine (SPN) and ceramide analogues on phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA, 5 x 10(-7)M) stimulated PMN (6 x 10(6) cells). By ESR with spin trapping (100 mM DMPO: 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-Noxide), we showed that SPN (5 to 8 x 10(-6)M), C(2)-ceramide (N-acetyl SPN) and C(6)-ceramide (N-hexanoyl SPN) at the final concentration of 2 x 10(-5) and 2 x 10(-4)M inhibit the production of free radicals by stimulated PMN. The ESR spectrum of stimulated PMN was that of DMPO-superoxide anion spin adduct. Inhibition by 5 x 10(-6)M SPN was equivalent to that of 30 U/ml SOD. SPN (5 to 8 x 10(-6)M) has no effect on in vitro systems generating superoxide anion (xanthine 50 mM/xanthine oxidase 110 mU/ml) or hydroxyl radical (Fenton reaction: 88 mM H(2)O(2), 0.01 mM Fe(2+) and 0.01 mM EDTA). SPN and N-acetyl SPN also inhibited the CL of PMA stimulated PMN in a dose dependent manner (from 2 x 10(-6) to 10(-5)M), but N-hexanoyl SPN was less active (from 2 x 10(-5) to 2 x 10(-4)M). These effects were compared with those of known PMN inhibitors, superoxide dismutase, catalase and azide. SPN was a better inhibitor compared with these agents. The complete inhibition by SPN of ESR signal and CL of stimulated PMN confirms that this compound or one of its metabolites act at the level of NADPH-oxidase, the key enzyme responsible for production of oxygen-derived free radicals. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation d'un indice de la valeur récréative des forêts
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg; Verstraete, Philippe

in Mitteilungen der Abteilung für Forstliche Biometrie (1997), 97(2), 20-30

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See detailImprovement of inland navigation in developping countries: the training center of Palembang (Sumatra, Indonesia), an example of transfer of technology through education
Marchal, Jean ULg

in Bulletin des Séances de l’Académie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-Mer = Mededelingen der Zittingen van de Koninklijke Academie voor Overzeese Wetenschappen (1997), Nouvelle Série 42(4)(1er trimestre), 10

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See detailNew insights into the metastasis-associated 67 kD laminin receptor.
Menard, S.; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg; Tagliabue, E. et al

in Journal of Cellular Biochemistry (1997), 67(2), 155-65

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. These interactions are mediated ... [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. These interactions are mediated by different cell surface molecules, including the monomeric 67 kD laminin receptor. This molecule appears to be very peculiar since so, far only a full-length gene encoding a 37 kD precursor protein has been isolated and the mechanism by which the precursor reaches the mature form is not understood. Based on clinical data, which clearly demonstrate the importance of the receptor in tumor progression, studies were conducted to define the structure, expression, and function of this laminin receptor as a step toward developing therapeutic strategies that target this molecule. The data suggest that acylation of the precursor is the key mechanism in maturation of the 67 kD form. The function of the membrane receptor is to stabilize the binding of laminin to cell surface integrins, acting as an integrin-accessory molecule, although homology of the gene encoding the receptor precursor with other genes suggests additional functions. Downregulation of the receptor expression on tumor cells might open new therapeutic approaches to decrease tumor aggressiveness. [less ▲]

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See detailAbdominal sequelae after pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstruction
PETIT, JY; RIETJENS, M; FERREIRA, M et al

in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1997), 99

A considerable interest in autologous tissue breast reconstructions has developed recently, especially since Food and Drug Administration (FDA) experts have raised the polemic on silicone implants ... [more ▼]

A considerable interest in autologous tissue breast reconstructions has developed recently, especially since Food and Drug Administration (FDA) experts have raised the polemic on silicone implants. Although such enthusiasm for the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap is justified in what concerns the final cosmetic result of the reconstructed breast, the risk of abdominal sequelae should be explained to the patient. Abdominal scarring, parietal weakness, strength loss, and back pain have been recorded in a series of pedicled TRAM flap reconstructions performed at the Institut Gustave-Roussy before 1991. Cosmetic results of the abdomen were tested by three independent judges on the photographs taken of 132 patients. The global appearance of the abdomen was rated as "natural" in 70 percent of the patients. The umbilical scar was unacceptable in 25 percent and very good or not visible in 21 percent. The lower abdominal scar was rated as "not acceptable" in 35 percent. Abdominal strength was tested among the 38 patients who underwent both preoperative and postoperative muscular testing, of whom 18 had single-pedicled and 20 had bipedicled TRAM flap reconstructions. In the first group, the physiotherapist observed an impairment of function of the upper portion of the rectus abdominis and of the oblique muscle in almost 50 percent. In the second group, the same muscles were more severely impaired (in 60 percent), as well as the function of the lower portion of the rectus (in 15 percent). The percentage of patients complaining of "light back pain" in the 6-month postoperative period was 55 percent in the single-pedicle group and 30 percent in the double-pedicle group. However, 20 percent of the bipedicled patients complained of "severe" back pain, while there was none in the single-pedicled group. In conclusion, abdominal sequelae after TRAM flap breast reconstruction should not be underestimated and constitute one of the drawbacks of the technique when it is compared with reconstruction with a prosthesis. [less ▲]

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See detailDrug treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the 1990s. Achievements and future developments.
Scheen, André ULg

in Drugs (1997), 54(3), 355-68

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM, type 2 diabetes) is a heterogeneous disease resulting from a dynamic interaction between defects in insulin secretion and insulin action. There are various ... [more ▼]

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM, type 2 diabetes) is a heterogeneous disease resulting from a dynamic interaction between defects in insulin secretion and insulin action. There are various pharmacological approaches to improving glucose homeostasis, but those currently used in clinical practice either do not succeed in restoring normoglycaemia in most patients or fail after a variable period of time. For glycaemic regulation, 4 classes of drugs are currently available: sulphonylureas, biguanides (metformin), alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (acarbose) and insulin, each of which has a different mode and site of action. These standard pharmacological treatments may be used individually for certain types of patients, or may be combined in a stepwise fashion to provide more ideal glycaemic control for most patients. Adjunct treatments comprise a few pharmacological approaches which may help to improve glycaemic control by correcting some abnormalities frequently associated with NIDDM, such as obesity (serotoninergic anorectic agents) and hyperlipidaemia (benfluorex). There is intensive pharmaceutical research to find new drugs able to stimulate insulin secretion (new sulphonylurea or nonsulphonylurea derivatives, glucagon-like peptide-1), improve insulin action (thiazolidinediones, lipid interfering agents, glucagon antagonists, vanadium compounds) or reduce carbohydrate absorption (miglitol, amylin analogues, glucagon-like peptide-1). Further studies should demonstrate the superiority of these new compounds over the standard antidiabetic agents as well as their optimal mode of administration, alone or in combination with currently available drugs. [less ▲]

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See detailTotal cholesterol levels during adolescence: results of a Belgian MONICA population
Paulus, D.; Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; Rorive, Georges ULg et al

in Acta Cardiologica (1997), 52(2), 182-183

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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 detailAnomalously large Born effective charges in cubic WO3
Detraux, F.; Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Gonze, X.

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (1997), 56(3), 983-985

Within density-functional theory, we compute the Born effective charges of tungsten trioxyde in its reference cubic phase (defect-perovskite structure). For the tungsten atom, the effective charge tensor ... [more ▼]

Within density-functional theory, we compute the Born effective charges of tungsten trioxyde in its reference cubic phase (defect-perovskite structure). For the tungsten atom, the effective charge tensor is isotropic, with Z(W)*=+12.51. For the oxygen atoms, the two independent components of the tensor, corresponding, respectively, to a displacement of the atom parallel or perpendicular to the W-O bond, have the values Z(O parallel to)* = -9.13 and Z(O perpendicular to)* = -1.68. Z(W)* and Z(O parallel to)* are anomalously large with respect to the nominal ionic charges (+6 on W and -2 on O), but compatible with the Born effective charges found in related ABO(3)-perovskite compounds. [less ▲]

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See detailDivergence of function and regulation of class B floral organ identity genes.
Samach, A.; Kohalmi, S. E.; Motte, Patrick ULg et al

in Plant Cell (1997), 9(4), 559-70

Regulatory mechanisms controlling basic aspects of floral morphogenesis seem to be highly conserved among plant species. The class B organ identity genes, which are required to establish the identity of ... [more ▼]

Regulatory mechanisms controlling basic aspects of floral morphogenesis seem to be highly conserved among plant species. The class B organ identity genes, which are required to establish the identity of organs in the second (petals) and third (stamens) floral whorls, are a good example of such conservation. This work compares the function of two similar class B genes in the same genetic background. The DEFICIENS (DEF) gene from Antirrhinum, including its promoter, was transformed into Arabidopsis and compared in function and expression with the Arabidopsis class B genes APETALA3 (AP3) and PISTILLATA (PI). The DEF gene was expressed in the second, third, and fourth whorls, as was PI. Functionally, DEF could replace AP3 in making petals and stamens. The DEF gene's AP3-like function and PI-like expression caused transformation of fourth-whorl carpels to stamens. Like AP3, all aspects of DEF function in Arabidopsis required a functional PI protein. Surprisingly, DEF could not replace the AP3 protein in properly maintaining AP3 transcripts (autoregulation). Our data allow us to revise the current model for class B autoregulation and propose a hypothesis for the evolution of class B gene expression in dicotyledonous plants. [less ▲]

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See detailL'art et le corps
Duchesne, Jean-Patrick ULg

in Art&fact (1997), 16

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See detailLesions observed on stranded seabirds along the Belgian coast from 1992 to 1995
Jauniaux, Thierry ULg; Brosens, L.; Coignoul, Freddy ULg

in ICES Journal of Marine Science (1997), 54(4), 714-717

From 1992 to 1995, dead seabirds found on Belgian beaches were collected and various tissues of 241 birds were sampled for histopathological, bacteriological, parasitological, and toxicological ... [more ▼]

From 1992 to 1995, dead seabirds found on Belgian beaches were collected and various tissues of 241 birds were sampled for histopathological, bacteriological, parasitological, and toxicological investigations. The most common species examined was the guillemot (Uria aalge). Necropsies revealed cachexia (severe emaciation), acute haemorrhagic gastro-enteropathy and oil contamination in many of these birds. Statistical analyses were performed in order to explore correlations of these with biological parameters such as age, sex, and origin (pelagic or non-pelagic). The pelagic origin of seabirds were associated with the three main findings. Oil contamination was associated with acute gastro-enteropathy and cachexia, and cachexia was more prevalent among juveniles. Finally, cachexia and acute gastro-enteropathy were strongly associated. It is possible that oiled pelagic seabirds become cachectic and die of acute gastro-enteropathy. (C) 1997 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. [less ▲]

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See detailLe concept de qualité de vie
Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg; Fontaine, Ovide ULg

in Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive (1997), II(3), 16-25

Les auteurs examinent les problèmes rencontrés pour définir et mesurer la qualité de vie. Il se dégage des multiples définitions un ensemble de propriétés et de caractéristiques telles que la ... [more ▼]

Les auteurs examinent les problèmes rencontrés pour définir et mesurer la qualité de vie. Il se dégage des multiples définitions un ensemble de propriétés et de caractéristiques telles que la multifactorialité, l'auto-évaluation, la variabilité temporelle et la subjectivité. De plus, l'étude comparative des multiples outils existants devrait permettre d'affiner leur spécificité et donc aider à la compréhension du concept... [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurement of the power output during the acceleration phase of all-put arm cranking exercise
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; Francaux, Marc; Johnson, D. et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1997), 18

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See detailMecanisme de croissance et de rupture des anevrysmes de l'aorte abdominale.
Limet, Raymond ULg; SakalihasanN, Natzi ULg; Lapiere, C. M.

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1997), 152(7-9), 295-302302-3

The relationship between atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm development is well known. Atherosclerosis cannot explain the whole mechanism. Genetic characters of mechanisms leading to abdominal ... [more ▼]

The relationship between atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm development is well known. Atherosclerosis cannot explain the whole mechanism. Genetic characters of mechanisms leading to abdominal aortic development is obvious from this study and others. Our study evidences an increased metalloproteases activity in aortic wall proportionally to the size of the abdominal aortic aneurysm. A decrease of aortic wall elastin is evidenced proportionally to the AAA size. Extractable collagen is significantly increased in the aortic wall of patients operated on for aortic rupture. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelques arthropodes de nos maisons
Loneux, Michèle ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1997), 17(1), 75-124

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See detailEffect of potassium channel openers on the firing rate of hippocampal pyramidal cells and A10 dopaminergic neurons in vitro.
Scuvée-Moreau, Jacqueline ULg; Seutin, Vincent ULg; Vrijens, Bernard ULg et al

in Archives of Physiology & Biochemistry (1997), 105(5), 421-8

The effect of four KATP channel openers (KCOs) on the firing rate of CA1 pyramidal cells and A10 dopaminergic neurons was investigated using extracellular recording techniques in rat brain slices ... [more ▼]

The effect of four KATP channel openers (KCOs) on the firing rate of CA1 pyramidal cells and A10 dopaminergic neurons was investigated using extracellular recording techniques in rat brain slices. Pinacidil, lemakalim, diazoxide and a new compound, BPDZ44, had an inhibitory effect on the electrical activity of CA1 pyramidal cells. They all had a similar potency. Only BPDZ44 and diazoxide inhibited the firing rate of A10 dopamine neurons. The sulfonylurea glipizide (1 microM) antagonized the effect of BPDZ44 and diazoxide on A10 neurons but failed to antagonize the effect of KCOs on CA1 pyramidal cells. These results show that differences exist among KCOs in their ability to decrease the electrical activity of various populations of central neurons. [less ▲]

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See detailMise au point d'une technique de culture in vitro d'embryons immatures de Phaseolus.
Mergeai, Guy ULg; Schmit, V.; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

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

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See detailLa bryoflore d'une forêt alluviale fonctionnelle: la réserve naturelle rhénane de l'Ile de Rhinau (Bas-Rhin, France)
Klein, J. P.; Siebel, H.; Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Mitteilungen des Badischen Landesvereins für Naturkunde und Naturschutz (1997), 16

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

in Percentile (1997), 2

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See detailPenicillin-binding proteins. Wall peptidoglycan assembly and resistance to penicillin: facts, doubts and hopes
Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg; Charlier, Paulette ULg; Coyette, Jacques ULg et al

in International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents (1997), 8(1), 45-60

As the protein sequence and structure databases expand, the relationships between proteins, the notion of protein superfamily, and the driving forces of evolution are better understood. Key steps of the ... [more ▼]

As the protein sequence and structure databases expand, the relationships between proteins, the notion of protein superfamily, and the driving forces of evolution are better understood. Key steps of the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan are revisited in light of these advances. The reactions through which the D-alanyl-D-alanine depeptide is formed, utilized, and hydrolyzed and the sites of action of the glycopeptide and β-lactam antibiotics illustrate the concept according to which new enzyme functions evolve as a result of tinkering of existing proteins. This occurs by the acquisition of local structural changes, the fusion into mul-timodular polypeptides, and the association into multiprotein complexes. [less ▲]

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