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See detailHématome extradural cervical spontané de la femme enceinte
Mahieu, X.; Kridelka, Frédéric ULg; Pintiaux, Axelle ULg et al

in Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction (1994), 23(1), 99-102

Spontaneous spinal extradural hematomas are rare entities, especially during pregnancy. The authors report a case of a 26 years old women who developed as Brown-Sequard syndrome during pregnancy. The ... [more ▼]

Spontaneous spinal extradural hematomas are rare entities, especially during pregnancy. The authors report a case of a 26 years old women who developed as Brown-Sequard syndrome during pregnancy. The patient underwent first a caesarean and thereafter a prompt spinal surgical decompression. Complete sensory-motor recovery occurred after 48 hours. Differential diagnosis of cord compression, etiology of bleeding, conditions of recovery after surgery are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation d’une expérience de rénovation de l’enseignement fondamental: Méthodologie de recherche
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 117-120

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples ... [more ▼]

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples éclairages. Par les personnes auxquelles il s'adresse, par la diversité de ces effets et par l'organisation qu'il requiert, par la nécessité de mettre en évidence les relations de causalité, il a nécessité une méthodologie d'évaluation multidimensionnelle. ... [less ▲]

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See detailFunctional effects of a muscarinic receptor blockade during acute respiratory distress syndrome in double-muscled calves
Genicot, Bruno; Mouligneau, Frédéric; Close, Roland et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1994), 134(5), 110-113

Eighteen Belgian white and blue double-muscled calves suffering from the acute respiratory distress syndrome were studied. Fifteen of the calves inhaled ipratropium bromide (0.6 mg) four times a day for ... [more ▼]

Eighteen Belgian white and blue double-muscled calves suffering from the acute respiratory distress syndrome were studied. Fifteen of the calves inhaled ipratropium bromide (0.6 mg) four times a day for three to four days whereas the other three control calves inhaled sterile 0.9 per cent saline. All the animals were injected with ceftiofur sodium (1 mg/kg/day) for five days, the first injection being given one hour after the first inhalation of ipratropium bromide or saline. Arterial oxygen tension, alveolar arterial oxygen difference, carbon dioxide tension and arterial pH, respiratory and heart rates, oscillatory resistance and phase angle, measured by the mono-frequency forced oscillation technique, were recorded both before and one hour and 168 hours after the first inhalation. The measurement of oscillatory resistance and phase angle made it possible to resolve the impedance of the respiratory system into its real and imaginary components. The oscillatory compliance (Cosc) was determined from the imaginary component (Im). By one hour after the first inhalation of ipratropium bromide the oscillatory resistance was already significantly reduced and Im and Cosc had significantly increased, but the other parameters showed no significant improvement. However, between one hour and 168 hours after the first inhalation all the parameters reached physiological values. The control calves did not show any change. It was concluded that the pulmonary dysfunction associated with the acute respiratory distress syndrome in these calves was at least partly due to a severe bronchoconstriction. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential Expression of the 67-Kd Laminin Receptor and 31-Kd Human Laminin-Binding Protein in Human Ovarian Carcinomas
van den Brule, F. A.; Berchuck, A.; Bast, R. C. et al

in European Journal of Cancer (1994), 30A(8), 1096-9

The expression of the 67-kD laminin receptor (67LR) and the 31-kD human laminin-binding protein (HLBP31), two proteins involved in cancer cell laminin interaction, was evaluated on 30 ovarian cancer ... [more ▼]

The expression of the 67-kD laminin receptor (67LR) and the 31-kD human laminin-binding protein (HLBP31), two proteins involved in cancer cell laminin interaction, was evaluated on 30 ovarian cancer specimens. Expression of the 67LR was increased (up to 2.5-fold, in 87% of the patients), while HLBP31 expression was downregulated in cancer cells compared with the normal tissue, as detected by northern blotting and immunohistochemistry. The immunohistochemical study demonstrated that the 67LR was significantly overexpressed (P < 0.05) in the group of patients whose cytoreductive surgery was suboptimal, and those with poor clinical outcome. No correlation was observed between HLBP31 expression and clinicopathological features. Increased expression of the 67LR appears to correlate with the invasive phenotype of ovarian cancer cells and suggests a role of the latter in ovarian cancer invasion. [less ▲]

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See detailLa gestion des données avec le logiciel V. M. S.
Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Deltenre, Alain

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 2

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See detailThe mechanism of action of DD-peptidases: the role of Threonine-299 and -301 in the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase.
Wilkin, J M; Dubus, Alice ULg; Joris, Bernard ULg et al

in Biochemical Journal (1994), 301 ( Pt 2)

The side chains of residues Thr299 and Thr301 in the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase have been modified by site-directed mutagenesis. These amino acids are part of a beta-strand which forms a wall of the ... [more ▼]

The side chains of residues Thr299 and Thr301 in the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase have been modified by site-directed mutagenesis. These amino acids are part of a beta-strand which forms a wall of the active-site cavity. Thr299 corresponds to the second residue of the Lys-Thr(Ser)-Gly triad, highly conserved in active-site beta-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). Modification of Thr301 resulted only in minor alterations of the catalytic and penicillin-binding properties of the enzyme. No selective decrease of the rate of acylation was observed for any particular class of compounds. By contrast, the loss of the hydroxy group of the residue in position 299 yielded a seriously impaired enzyme. The rates of inactivation by penicillins were decreased 30-50-fold, whereas the reactions with cephalosporins were even more affected. The efficiency of hydrolysis against the peptide substrate was also seriously decreased. More surprisingly, the mutant was completely unable to catalyse transpeptidation reactions. The conservation of an hydroxylated residue in this position in PBPs is thus easily explained by these results. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurement of Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Volume by the Thermodilution Technique in the Unsedated Calf
Amory, Hélène ULg; Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Research in Veterinary Science (1994), 56(1), 75-81

This study was designed to test the applicability and the reproducibility of the thermodilution method in the measurement of right ventricular ejection fraction (EF), end-diastolic volume (EDV) and end ... [more ▼]

This study was designed to test the applicability and the reproducibility of the thermodilution method in the measurement of right ventricular ejection fraction (EF), end-diastolic volume (EDV) and end-systolic volume (ESV) in unsedated cattle. In the 16 healthy calves studied, it was possible, using a fast response thermodilution catheter, to obtain characteristic exponential steplike washout curves, allowing the calculation of right ventricular EF, EDV and ESV. Five to 10 successive thermodilution curves were recorded within a few minutes and two to five similar sets of measurements were performed throughout the same day to test the reproducibility of the technique. The same protocol was repeated the following day. Right ventricular EF, EDV and ESV were reproducible successively, throughout a given day and on following days. The mean intraset, intraday and interdays coefficients of variation ranged from a mean of 4.0 (SD 4.1) per cent to a mean of 18.2 (SD 7.9) per cent. Values of right ventricular volumes and EF agreed with those previously reported in various animal species. Thermodilution was, therefore, shown to be a useful method for measuring with a satisfactory reproducibility, right ventricular EF, EDV and ESV in the unsedated healthy calf [less ▲]

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See detailMechanisms of dexamethasone-induced insulin resistance in healthy humans.
Tappy, L.; Randin, D.; Vollenweider, P. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1994), 79(4), 1063-9

Insulin resistance may result from decreased muscle blood flow, impaired cellular glucose transport, or intracellular deficits of glucose metabolism. The mechanisms responsible for dexamethasone-induced ... [more ▼]

Insulin resistance may result from decreased muscle blood flow, impaired cellular glucose transport, or intracellular deficits of glucose metabolism. The mechanisms responsible for dexamethasone-induced insulin resistance were investigated in healthy human subjects. During a 2-h hyperinsulinemic clamp, dexamethasone decreased glucose uptake, oxidation, and nonoxidative glucose disposal during the first hour. During the second hour, glucose uptake was normalized by means of hyperglycemia; glucose oxidation, however, remained suppressed by dexamethasone. Dexamethasone also abolished the insulin-mediated increase in calf blood flow. When acipimox was administered during the clamps to correct glucocorticoid-induced inhibition of glucose oxidation, dexamethasone decreased whole body glucose uptake and nonoxidative glucose disposal in the same proportion as when no acipimox was administered. However, glucose oxidation and insulin-mediated calf blood flow were normalized after acipimox. During the second hour, exogenous glucose infusion was matched to that used in the control clamp and normalized whole body glucose uptake. However, hyperglycemia developed, indicating insulin resistance. It is concluded that dexamethasone 1) decreases glucose oxidation independently of glucose transport; this inhibition is reversed by acipimox; and 2) decreases whole body glucose uptake independently of increased lipolysis, decreased glucose oxidation, or an altered muscle blood flow. [less ▲]

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See detailAcute ethanol increases taurine but neither glutamate nor GABA in the nucleus accumbens of male rats: a microdialysis study.
Dahchour, Abdelkhader; Quertemont, Etienne ULg; De Witte, Philippe

in Alcohol & Alcoholism (1994), 29(5), 485-7

The effects of acute intraperitoneal administration of ethanol (1-3 g/kg body wt) on the extracellular concentrations of glutamate (GLU), taurine (TAU) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in rat brain ... [more ▼]

The effects of acute intraperitoneal administration of ethanol (1-3 g/kg body wt) on the extracellular concentrations of glutamate (GLU), taurine (TAU) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in rat brain nucleus accumbens were studied by the microdialysis technique coupled to HPLC-EC detection. Levels of GLU and GABA were not affected by ethanol, whereas those of TAU were increased by doses of the drug of 2-3 g/kg. [less ▲]

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See detailLa crise suicidaire de l'adolescent, un appel à la vie
Malchair, Alain ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), 2

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See detailChanges in glucose turnover parameters and improvement of glucose oxidation after 4-week magnesium administration in elderly noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetic patients.
Paolisso, G.; Scheen, André ULg; Cozzolino, D. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1994), 78(6), 1510-4

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of magnesium supplementation on glucose uptake and substrate oxidation in noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetic patients. Nine elderly non ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of magnesium supplementation on glucose uptake and substrate oxidation in noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetic patients. Nine elderly non-obese noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetic patients, treated by diet only, participated in the study, which was designed as randomized, double blind, and cross-over. Each patient was followed up for a prestudy period of 3 weeks before inviting him/her to receive placebo or magnesium supplementation (15.8 mmol/day) for 4 weeks. At the end of each treatment period, a euglycemic hyperinsulinemic glucose clamp with simultaneous D-[3-3H]glucose infusion and indirect calorimetry was performed. Magnesium supplementation resulted in significantly increased plasma and erythrocyte magnesium levels, whereas body weight and fasting plasma glucose did not change. In the last 60 min of the glucose clamp, insulin-mediated glucose disappearance, total body glucose disposal (24.5 +/- 0.4 vs. 28.2 +/- 0.7 mumol/kg.min; P < 0.005), and glucose oxidation (13.0 +/- 0.4 vs. 16.3 +/- 0.8 mumol/kg.min; P < 0.01) were increased after chronic magnesium supplementation. Endogenous glucose production, nonoxidative glucose disposal, lipid and protein oxidation, and insulin MCR were not affected. In conclusion, a 4-week magnesium supplementation improves insulin sensitivity and glucose oxidation in the course of a euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic glucose clamp in noninsulin-dependent diabetic patients. Long term studies are needed to determine whether magnesium supplementation is useful in the management of type II diabetes. [less ▲]

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See detailDu « bon usage » de la notion de syncrétisme
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg; Motte, André ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (1994), 7

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See detailRelations à autrui et abus sexuel chez de jeunes délinquantes
Spitz, J.; Born, Michel ULg

in Bulletin de Criminologie (1994), 1

L'analyse des relations qu'entretiennent des adolescentes délinquantes avec leur entourage met en évidence des différences significatives selon que celles-ci ont été victimes ou non d'un abus sexuel dans ... [more ▼]

L'analyse des relations qu'entretiennent des adolescentes délinquantes avec leur entourage met en évidence des différences significatives selon que celles-ci ont été victimes ou non d'un abus sexuel dans leur enfance. Les rapports interpersonnels des adolescentes abusées se caractérisent par l'ambivalence et la dépendance, alors qu'une dimension de pouvoir et de domination détermine ceux des adolescentes non abusées. La prise en compte du niveau de maturité sociale de ces adolescentes, parallèlement à leurs modes de relations, permet la comparaison avec les types de délinquantes décrits par Margaret Warren et donne un sens particulier à leur délinquance persistante. [less ▲]

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See detailCo-movements and dynamic interrelationships in pacific basin stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza; Urbain, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Research in International Business and Finance (1994), 11B

In this paper, we investigate dynamic interrelationships among the stock markets of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Using cointegration analysis and the Granger causality test we ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we investigate dynamic interrelationships among the stock markets of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Using cointegration analysis and the Granger causality test we find that, although the five stock price indices share some common trends, the only stock price which does not apparently Granger cause (precede) the remaining stock prices is that of New Zealand. It is further observed that all price indices are caused by the remaining stock prices except that of Australia. With respect to the geographical separation, it appears that when we consider the Asian countries as an entity and those of the Pacific as another entity, they seem not to influence each other significantly. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of early sympathetic cardiovascular neuropathy by squatting test in NIDDM.
Marfella, R.; Salvatore, T.; Giugliano, D. et al

in Diabetes Care (1994), 17(2), 149-51

OBJECTIVE--To determine the role of the squatting test in the detection of early sympathetic neuropathy in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS--Three ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE--To determine the role of the squatting test in the detection of early sympathetic neuropathy in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS--Three groups of nonsmoking, nonobese subjects were studied: 10 healthy subjects, 10 NIDDM patients without autonomic neuropathy (AN), and 10 NIDDM patients with AN defined by the presence of a pathological deep-breathing value. All subjects were given three postural tests: lying-to-standing, sitting-to-standing, and squatting test. Heart rate (HR) and finger arterial pressure were recorded with a noninvasive technique. RESULTS--Blood pressure (BP) fall (expressed as decremental area) was not significantly different among the groups at standing up after sitting or lying. By contrast, a significantly greater BP drop occurred in NIDDM patients with AN (1,123 +/- 245 mm2) compared with NIDDM patients without AN (460 +/- 232 mm2) or normal subjects (429 +/- 138 mm2, P < 0.001). The HR increase after all the orthostatic maneuvers was smaller in diabetic patients with AN (P < 0.01) compared with that recorded in other groups. Significant correlations were observed between BP fall after squatting and either the expiration:inspiration ratio at deep breathing (r = -0.77, P < 0.001) or the duration of diabetes (r = 0.76, P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS--The intrinsic orthostatic load of the squatting test, which is greater than conventional postural maneuvers, makes the squatting test an easy and useful test to detect early orthostatic dysregulation in NIDDM. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensities of the doublet-quadruplet intersystem transitions in C II and N III
Biémont, Emile ULg; Delahaye, F.; Zeippen, C. J.

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1994), 27

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See detailChemically selected subclones of the CEM cell line demonstrate resistance to HIV-1 infection resulting from a selective loss of NF-kappa B DNA binding proteins.
Qian, J.; Bours, Vincent ULg; Manischewitz, J. et al

in Journal of Immunology (1994), 152(8), 4183-91

To delineate cellular genes that are required for optimal HIV-1 infection, CEM cells were subjected to treatment with the chemical mutagen ethylmethanesulfonate (EMS) and subclones were selected based on ... [more ▼]

To delineate cellular genes that are required for optimal HIV-1 infection, CEM cells were subjected to treatment with the chemical mutagen ethylmethanesulfonate (EMS) and subclones were selected based on their increased resistance to HIV-1 infection and reduced syncytium formation, despite relatively normal CD4 expression (20,000 to 25,000 receptors/cell). Two subclones with this phenotype demonstrated a diminished capacity of HIV-1 long terminal repeat-chloramphenicol acetyl transferase expression either after treatment with the protein kinase C activator PMA, or through Tat-mediated transactivation. In this study, we show that the cellular levels of the NF-kappa B DNA binding proteins (but not AP1 or SP1) are markedly reduced in these cell mutants both at the mRNA and protein levels, resulting in reduced nuclear localization of p50/p65 after PMA induction or treatment with the lymphokine TNF-alpha. Transient reconstitution with a plasmid expressing p50 resulted in partial recovery of PMA-inducible LTR-chloramphenicol acetyl transferase expression. These data suggest that, at least in the CEM T cell line, a selective reduction in the NF-kappa B DNA binding proteins is sufficient to curtail HIV-1 infection. [less ▲]

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See detailVimentinoma, an Unusual Neoplasm of the Skin
Hermanns-Le, Trinh ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Ammar et al

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (1994), 189(1), 84-86

We report an unusual benign neoplasm that developed in a child. Tumoral cells were filled with vimentin intermediate filaments. No other features of differentiation were found by immunohistochemistry and ... [more ▼]

We report an unusual benign neoplasm that developed in a child. Tumoral cells were filled with vimentin intermediate filaments. No other features of differentiation were found by immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. 'Vimentinoma' appears to be the most appropriate name for this neoplasm. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurement of apolipoproteins B and A by radial immunodiffusion: methodological assessment and clinical applications.
Cano, M. D.; Gonzalvo, C.; Scheen, André ULg et al

in Annales de Biologie Clinique (1994), 52(9), 657-61

The clinical evaluation of apolipoproteins is of interest in order to characterize the risk profile for ischemic heart disease both in normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic subjects. In the non-specialized ... [more ▼]

The clinical evaluation of apolipoproteins is of interest in order to characterize the risk profile for ischemic heart disease both in normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic subjects. In the non-specialized and/or small practice clinical laboratory, the measurement of some apolipoproteins can be undertaken by simple methods of immunological analysis, among which radial immunodiffusion can be of interest due to its simplicity of use and because it does not require specific equipment. In this work several methodological questions concerning the measurement of plasma apolipoproteins B and A by radial immunodiffusion have been addressed; the results show that this method is particularly reliable for the apo B assay. Regression analysis between values obtained with radial immunodiffusion and radioimmunoassay was r = 0.972 for apo B and r = 0.782 for apo A. The recovery rate was above 90% for both apolipoproteins (93.8% for apo B and 99.5% for apo A). The inter and intraassay coefficients of variation were below 5%, and the detection limits were estimated as 9.6 mg/dl for apo A and 6.9 mg/dl for apo B. Neither the ingestion of a standard breakfast (500 Cal, 17 g fat, 120 mg cholesterol) 2 h prior to testing nor freezing the sample significantly affected the measurement of apolipoproteins B and A. Mean plasma concentrations of both apolipoproteins measured by radial immunodiffusion in normo and hyperlipidemic subjects are also presented. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental Models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Louis, Edouard ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1994), 57(5-6, Sep-Dec), 306-9

Etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is still unknown. A lot of experimental models of these diseases have been developed during the last years. They can be classified as spontaneous and induced ... [more ▼]

Etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is still unknown. A lot of experimental models of these diseases have been developed during the last years. They can be classified as spontaneous and induced models. Spontaneous models are infectious, genetic or of unknown etiology. Induced models are infectious, immune-mediated, chemical or genetic. All these models share some characteristics with IBD. In general, they are characterized by a chronic inflammation of the gut, and often, this inflammation appears secondary to mucosal abnormalities leading to an abnormal immune and inflammatory response toward luminal material. The most interesting models are thus those that share not only clinical and pathological characteristics with IBD, but also early mucosal abnormalities. From that point of view, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) enteropathy is probably one of the most interesting model for Crohn's disease (CD). In effect, this model shares an early modification with CD, that is increased intestinal permeability. In animals NSAID enteropathy, the increased intestinal permeability appears early after NSAID administration and is followed by inflammatory lesions. These lesions seem to be secondary to the increased permeability and depend on intraluminal materials, such as alimentary antigens or bacterial fragments. A possible link between the increased permeability and the inflammatory lesions could be an abnormal immune and inflammatory response toward the intraluminal materials. If the increased intestinal permeability in CD was confirmed, the same mechanisms could be implicated in its pathophysiology. [less ▲]

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See detailHuman RelB (I-Rel) functions as a kappa B site-dependent transactivating member of the family of Rel-related proteins.
Bours, Vincent ULg; Azarenko, V.; Dejardin, Emmanuel ULg et al

in Oncogene (1994), 9(6), 1699-702

RelB belongs to the family of Rel-related proteins, dimers of which determine NF-kappa B activity. The murine RelB protein has been reported to be a dimerizing partner in kappa B-binding complexes which ... [more ▼]

RelB belongs to the family of Rel-related proteins, dimers of which determine NF-kappa B activity. The murine RelB protein has been reported to be a dimerizing partner in kappa B-binding complexes which are capable of transactivation. On the other hand, the I-Rel protein, the presumed human homolog of RelB, was proposed to be an inhibitor whose presence in dimeric complexes interfered with their kappa B binding and therefore interfered also with transactivation. We demonstrate that human RelB (I-Rel) forms with p50 and p52 (p50B) kappa B-binding heterodimeric complexes which potently transactivate kappa B-dependent constructs in transfection studies. It is concluded that human RelB (I-Rel) and murine RelB can both function as transactivators and that no significant species-specific differences exist. [less ▲]

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See detailLes films Lumière : médiation symbolique et médiatisation
Servais, Christine ULg

in European Journal for Semiotic Studies = Revue Européenne d'Etudes Sémiotiques = Europäische Zeitschrift für Semiotische Studien (1994), 6(3-4), 505-538

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See detailProtection du vendeur : les garanties légales et conventionnelles
Gosselin, Antoinette ULg

in Actualités du Droit (1994), (4), 933-972

The contribution envisages the protection of the seller as part of the cession of a firm in return for remuneration, giving rise to the payment of a price in exchange for the transfer of ownership. Sale ... [more ▼]

The contribution envisages the protection of the seller as part of the cession of a firm in return for remuneration, giving rise to the payment of a price in exchange for the transfer of ownership. Sale can concern a business or a number of actions or parts representative of an important party of the capital allowing to acquire the control of the society. The first party examines the lawful protection of the giving up, the second conventional guarantees in which giving it up can think to protect itself against the nonpayment of price by the seller. [less ▲]

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See detailAspects of the ecology of the wood-inhabiting fungi of Laing Island (Papua New Guinea)
Castillo Cabello, Gabriel ULg; Demoulin, Vincent ULg

in Belgian Journal of Botany (1994)

Dans le cadre d'une étude sur l'écologie des champignons lignicoles de l'île de Laing (Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée), les espèces les plus fréquemment rencontrées (en particulier: Schizophyllum commune ... [more ▼]

Dans le cadre d'une étude sur l'écologie des champignons lignicoles de l'île de Laing (Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée), les espèces les plus fréquemment rencontrées (en particulier: Schizophyllum commune, Daldinia eschscholzii et Trametes scabrosa) ont été cartographiées. Les résultats montrent qu'il existe une bonne corrélation entre le type de répartition des champignons et le degré de couverture végétale. In the framework of a study of the ecology of wood-inhabiting fungi on Laing Island (Papua New-Guinea), the most frequently occurring species (namely Schizophyllum commune, Daldinia eschscholzii and Trametes scabrosa) were mapped. The results show a good correlation between the distribution of the fungi and the degree of vegetation cover. [less ▲]

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See detailPopulation dynamics of CD4+ T cells lacking Thy-1 in murine retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency syndrome (MAIDS).
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Colombi, S.; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Immunology (1994), 39(2), 216-24

Increased numbers of CD4+ Thy-1- cells have been described in the spleen (SP) of mice with retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency (MAIDS). Since this phenotypic abnormality might have considerable functional ... [more ▼]

Increased numbers of CD4+ Thy-1- cells have been described in the spleen (SP) of mice with retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency (MAIDS). Since this phenotypic abnormality might have considerable functional importance, the expansion of the CD4+ Thy-1- subset in MAIDS was characterized further. CD4+ Thy-1- and Thy-1+ T-cells from infected mice expressed similar densities of CD3 and TCR alpha/beta. In contrast, the Thy-1- subset was uniformly CD44hi, even early in the disease when part of Thy-1+ cells were still CD44lo. The emergence of CD4+ Thy-1- cells occurred first in SP and lymph nodes and was observed later in thymus. The important fraction of CD4+ cells lacking Thy-1 normally present in Peyer's patches was only weakly modified. Despite the major expansion of the CD4+ Thy-1- phenotype, the proliferating fraction was not higher in this subset than in CD4+ Thy-1+ cells from infected mice. Persistence after hydroxyurea administration was identical in both subsets, indicating similar mean cell lifespans. Taken together, these results show that the major expansion of CD4+ Thy-1- T-cells in MAIDS is not ascribable solely to increased proliferation within this subset. Phenotypic analysis suggests that CD4+ Thy-1- cells result from the differentiation of Thy-1+ cells induced by activation signals related to retroviral infection. [less ▲]

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See detailResonance transitions in Neutral Chlorine
Biémont, Emile ULg; Gebarowski, R.; Zeippen, C. J.

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1994), 287

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See detailC'est le bouquet... Histoire d'un ornement typographique liégeois du XVIIIe siècle
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Gutenberg-Jahrbuch (1994), 69

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See detailThe phytoplankton community of the river Meuse, Belgium: seasonal dynamics (year 1992) and the possible incidence of zooplankton grazing
Gosselain, Véronique ULg; Descy, Jean-Pierre; Everbecq, Etienne ULg

in Hydrobiologia (1994), 289

Qualitative and quantitative aspects of the phytoplankton of the river Meuse were studied during 1992 at a point 537 km from the source. The phytoplankton was dominated by diatoms and green algae. The ... [more ▼]

Qualitative and quantitative aspects of the phytoplankton of the river Meuse were studied during 1992 at a point 537 km from the source. The phytoplankton was dominated by diatoms and green algae. The factors regulating the phytoplankton groxth were clearly physical variables : discharge, temperature and irradiance. [less ▲]

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See detailCrystal structure of recombinant human triosephosphate isomerase at 2.8 A resolution. Triosephosphate isomerase-related human genetic disorders and comparison with the trypanosomal enzyme
Mande, S. C.; Mainfroid, V.; Kalk, K. H. et al

in Protein Science : A Publication of the Protein Society (1994), 3(5), 810-21

The crystal structure of recombinant human triosephosphate isomerase (hTIM) has been determined complexed with the transition-state analogue 2-phosphoglycolate at a resolution of 2.8 A. After refinement ... [more ▼]

The crystal structure of recombinant human triosephosphate isomerase (hTIM) has been determined complexed with the transition-state analogue 2-phosphoglycolate at a resolution of 2.8 A. After refinement, the R-factor is 16.7% with good geometry. The asymmetric unit contains 1 complete dimer of 53,000 Da, with only 1 of the subunits binding the inhibitor. The so-called flexible loop, comprising residues 168-174, is in its "closed" conformation in the subunit that binds the inhibitor, and in the "open" conformation in the other subunit. The tips of the loop in these 2 conformations differ up to 7 A in position. The RMS difference between hTIM and the enzyme of Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of sleeping sickness, is 1.12 A for 487 C alpha positions with 53% sequence identity. Significant sequence differences between the human and parasite enzymes occur at about 13 A from the phosphate binding site. The chicken and human enzymes have an RMS difference of 0.69 A for 484 equivalent residues and about 90% sequence identity. Complementary mutations ensure a great similarity in the packing of side chains in the core of the beta-barrels of these 2 enzymes. Three point mutations in hTIM have been correlated with severe genetic disorders ranging from hemolytic disorder to neuromuscular impairment. Knowledge of the structure of the human enzyme provides insight into the probable effect of 2 of these mutations, Glu 104 to Asp and Phe 240 to Ile, on the enzyme. The third mutation reported to be responsible for a genetic disorder, Gly 122 to Arg, is however difficult to explain. This residue is far away from both catalytic centers in the dimer, as well as from the dimer interface, and seems unlikely to affect stability or activity. Inspection of the 3-dimensional structure of trypanosomal triosephosphate isomerase, which has a methionine at position 122, only increased the mystery of the effects of the Gly to Arg mutation in the human enzyme. [less ▲]

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See detailThe 4s-4p Transitions in Neutral Phosphorus
Biémont, Emile ULg; Martin, F.; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1994), 283

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See detailErythropoietic activity and iron metabolism in autologous blood donors during recombinant human erythropoietin therapy.
Biesma, D. H.; Van de Wiel, A.; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1994), 24(6), 426-32

The use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) to intensify the erythropoietic response in autologous donors may reduce homologous blood requirement. We studied the effect of subcutaneous rhEPO (500 ... [more ▼]

The use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) to intensify the erythropoietic response in autologous donors may reduce homologous blood requirement. We studied the effect of subcutaneous rhEPO (500 U kg-1 body weight twice weekly during a 3 week period) on variables of erythropoiesis and iron metabolism in 62 autologous blood donors, of whom 32 received rhEPO (epo group) and 30 did not (control group). Patients donated only 2 units of blood and received oral iron in order to restrict phlebotomy-induced decrease of iron stores. Pre-phlebotomy haemoglobin concentration (14.0 +/- 0.8 g dl-1) was completely regenerated in the epo group at surgery (13.7 +/- 1.3 g dl-1); haemoglobin concentration in the control group fell from 13.5 +/- 1.4 g dl-1 to 11.6 +/- 1.4 g dl-1 after the phlebotomies and did not improve during the pre-operative phase. Total erythropoietic activity expressed as serum transferrin receptor concentration (sTfR) showed a 4-fold increase from 3.8 +/- 0.9 micrograms ml-1 to 14.9 +/- 4.8 micrograms ml-1 in the epo group. Effective erythropoietic activity measured by absolute reticulocyte count, however, declined after the fourth rhEPO injection in the epo group. Serum ferritin was lower in the epo group, but no differences in serum iron, transferrin concentration and transferrin saturation were observed between the groups. A marked increase in free erythrocyte protoporphyrin (FEP) was observed in the epo group, whereas FEP levels in the controls remained within normal ranges. Despite oral iron supplementation and the limited number of phlebotomies, the effect of rhEPO therapy in autologous donors is restricted by iron depletion. [less ▲]

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See detailDémographie du martin pêcheur (Alcedo atthis): incidences climatiques sur le succès reproducteur
Libois, Roland ULg

in Gerfaut (Le) = Giervalk (De) (1994), 84

It is well known that the Kingfisher populations decrease dramatically after a sever winter. The recovery depends on the climatic conditions of the next reproductive seasons. In order to understand the ... [more ▼]

It is well known that the Kingfisher populations decrease dramatically after a sever winter. The recovery depends on the climatic conditions of the next reproductive seasons. In order to understand the mechanism involved in this climatic influence, the fate of more than 500 broods was studied between 1985 and 1993. The study area comprises the river Meuse from Vireux (F,08) downstreams to Huy (B Liège) and the lower part of its main tributaries. The first egg laying date was determined for each brood, eggs were counted, pulli ringed at nest and the adults controlled and ringed when possible. Our main conclusions are i : the beginning of the first clutch is correlated with the thermic conditions of March. ii : the clutches are not synchronised, even on a same watercourse. iii : the egg probuction and the hatching success don't show clear variations between years abd habitat types (river, ponds and small streams) or depending on the clutch rank. iv : the fledged young production depends on how much broods are raised by the different pairs. v : the probability a pair is attempting a thrid brood is function of how early the first clutch is layed, the age of the male (older males settle earlier and are more productive), the habitat quality and the weather conditions (rain, temperature) in May. [less ▲]

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See detailUne contrefaçon liégeoise exemplaire : les Œuvres du philosophe bienfaisant (1764)
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (1994), 265

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See detailCONTINUOUS ENZYMATIC-SYNTHESIS OF 2'-DEOXYTHYMIDINE-5'(ALPHA-D-GLUCOPYRANOSYL)DIPHOSPHATE
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; ELLING, Lothar; KULA, Maria-Regina

in Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) (1994), 33(5), 571-572

The preparation of primary nucleotide sugars like dTDP-glucose with sucrose synthase, a glycosyl transferase in plants, provides an alternative in enzymatic synthesis to the use of highly specific ... [more ▼]

The preparation of primary nucleotide sugars like dTDP-glucose with sucrose synthase, a glycosyl transferase in plants, provides an alternative in enzymatic synthesis to the use of highly specific pyrophosphorylases. In an enzyme membrane reactor a continuous synthesis can be performed on preparative scale. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation of effective and total erythropoiesis in myelodysplasia using serum transferrin receptor and erythropoietin concentrations, with automated reticulocyte parameters.
Bowen, D. T.; Culligan, D.; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in Leukemia : Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K (1994), 8(1), 151-5

The erythroid abnormality in patients with myelodysplasia (MDS) is multifactorial, with ineffective erythropoiesis and poor in vitro progenitor response to erythropoietin (EPO). Serum EPO concentration is ... [more ▼]

The erythroid abnormality in patients with myelodysplasia (MDS) is multifactorial, with ineffective erythropoiesis and poor in vitro progenitor response to erythropoietin (EPO). Serum EPO concentration is variable among patients for a given haemoglobin concentration. We studied 19 non-transfusion-dependent patients with MDS, and 13 healthy elderly control subjects in an attempt to define the factors governing variability in serum EPO and to further characterise the anaemia of MDS. Serum EPO concentration was appropriate for the degree of anaemia in 15/19 MDS patients, and was positively related to mean cell volume (MCV), mean cell haemoglobin (MCH), and percentage highly fluorescent reticulocytes (% HFR), but not to absolute or percentage reticulocyte count. Although the observed/predicted ratio for serum transferrin receptor (TfR) concentration was low in 12 of 19 MDS subjects, no relationship to haemoglobin concentration, reticulocytes or serum EPO was seen. Serum TfR was positively correlated with WBC and platelet counts. Serum TfR was higher in patients with sideroblastic anaemia than refractory anaemia. Standardized in vivo p50 was positively correlated to red cell 2,3 diphosphoglycerate concentration, although this was not the only factor influencing the oxygen dissociation curve. We conclude that effective erythroid output responsive to endogenous EPO drive in MDS is positively related to MCV, MCH and % HFR. Serum TfR may not represent effective output as precisely as % HFR, but may be proportional to total marrow erythropoietic activity. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelle stratégie pour le développement rural dans la structuration de l'espace régional?
Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Annales de Gembloux (1994), 100(3-4), 93-107

L’espace rural comporte tellement de paramètres et de diversités et vit aujourd’hui tellement de mutations que le définir de manière précise est une gageure. On pourrait dire qu’il concerne un territoire ... [more ▼]

L’espace rural comporte tellement de paramètres et de diversités et vit aujourd’hui tellement de mutations que le définir de manière précise est une gageure. On pourrait dire qu’il concerne un territoire essentiellement agricole, à contours diffus, caractérisé par une grande diversité où l’homme y voit une source d’activités multiples, saisonnières ou complémentaires, de services gratuits et de ressources renouvelables : l’air, l’eau, le paysage. Ce n’est pas la ville, ce n’est pas le site industriel mais cela peut être les champs entre deux agglomérations, la forêt entre deux villes et surtout les grands espaces, le monde ouvert dans lequel on oublierait un peu vite que pour maintenir son originalité et valoriser ses atouts et donc se développer il doit se raccrocher à des villes, chacun tirant profit des spécificités et des potentialités de l’autre. Non au désert économique, non aux services systématiquement gratuits, non à l’absence de tissu urbain adapté ; voilà les conditions pour le maintien ou pour un oui à une agriculture revue et corrigée, à la qualité de la vie, à la beauté des paysages, aux espaces de liberté et de détente, en un mot à une nouvelle ruralité basée sur la solidarité. [less ▲]

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See detailDe l'école à l'entreprise ou le processus d esocialisation mis en échec
Robert, Jocelyne ULg

in Eucation-Formation (1994)

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See detailComment évaluer la sensibilité à l'insuline en pratique?
Scheen, A. J.; Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Letiexhe, M. R. et al

in Diabète & Métabolisme (1994), 20(6, Nov-Dec), 556-61

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See detailUse of recombinant human erythropoietin after bone marrow transplantation in pediatric patients with acute leukemia: effect on erythroid repopulation in autologous versus allogeneic transplants.
Locatelli, F.; Zecca, M.; Pedrazzoli, P. et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (1994), 13(4), 403-10

We carried out a pilot study on the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) in children undergoing allogeneic or mafosfamide-purged autologous BMT for ALL or AML. rHuEPO was administered ... [more ▼]

We carried out a pilot study on the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) in children undergoing allogeneic or mafosfamide-purged autologous BMT for ALL or AML. rHuEPO was administered intravenously at a dose of 75 U/kg/day for 30 days after transplant. Ten rHuEPO-treated patients receiving allogeneic BMT and 10 given autologous BMT were compared with 15 allogeneic and 10 autologous historical controls. Endogenous EPO production was appropriate for the degree of anemia after autologous BMT. In these patients, rHuEPO did not accelerate erythroid repopulation and did not modify transfusion requirements. With allogeneic BMT, erythroid marrow activity increased faster in patients given rHuEPO than in controls and resulted in higher red cell production, the mean reticulocyte count on day +30 being 187 +/- 51 x 10(9)/l in treated patients versus 107 +/- 63 x 10(9)/l in controls (p < 0.01). The total number of RBC units administered was 1.7 +/- 1.3 in the rHuEPO group versus 5.1 +/- 3.0 in the control group (p < 0.001). The total number of platelet transfusions was 4.0 +/- 2.3 for patients given allogeneic BMT and receiving rHuEPO versus 8.4 +/- 6.8 for historical controls (p < 0.05) whereas it was similar in rHuEPO-treated and control autologous BMT patients.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailAirway occlusion pressure and diaphragm global electromyograph analysis for evaluation of inspiratory muscle drive and neuromechanical coupling in cattle
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Rollin, Frédéric ULg et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1994), 55

Although healthy and diseased bovine respiratory tracts have been intensively studied during the last years, to the authors' knowledge, there have been no attempts to objectively examine the inspiratory ... [more ▼]

Although healthy and diseased bovine respiratory tracts have been intensively studied during the last years, to the authors' knowledge, there have been no attempts to objectively examine the inspiratory drive from the brain to the nerves and muscles and its transformation in pressure. Such technique would be useful in assessing the possibility of altered ventilatory drive or inspiratory muscle fatigue in the context of an animal with ventilatory failure. The relation among ventilation, airway opening occlusion pressure generated 100 milliseconds after onset of inspiration (Pawo100ms) and 6 indexes describing diaphragmatic electromyographic activity (EMGdi) recorded via implanted fishhooks was evaluated during free and impeded CO2 rebreathing in 6 young bulls. The best significant linear correlations (r > 0.8) with inspiratory center afferent stimulation, as judged by end-tidal CO2 concentration in expired air, were found for Pawo100ms, peak moving time average or variance EMGdi, and mean integrated EMGdi, whatever had been the respiratory impedance. However, with an inspiratory load, Pawo100ms responses systematically had greater increase for a given change in the driving EMGdi, implying dependence of the former not only on neural input, but also on configurational factors that determine inspiratory muscle excitation-pressure generation couplings. The reproducibility of EMGdi absolute values and changes was satisfactory up to 10 hours, but could not be repeated from one day to the other. It was concluded that, provided the constancy of the electrical coupling of the recording system to the tissue being studied is ensured, specific EMGdi and Pawo100ms values correlate reliably with amount of CO2 during free and loaded breathing.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailDynamique du carbone inorganique des eaux de surface dans l'embouchure de l'Escaut
Frankignoulle, Michel; Biondo, Renzo ULg; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 61

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See detailProtection of the small bowel with a silicone tissue expander prosthesis and a polyglycolic acid mesh during radiation therapy for cervical carcinoma
Delaloye, J-F; Cuttat, J-F; COUCKE, Philippe ULg et al

in British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1994), 101

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See detailModifier les représentations de l'échec à l'école normale
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

in Recherche en Education. Théorie & Pratique (1994), 18-19

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See detailSuccessful treatment of progressive mucocutaneous infection due to acyclovir- and foscarnet-resistant herpes simplex virus with (S)-1-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)cytosine (HPMPC).
Snoeck, R.; Andrei, G.; Gerard, Marie-Christine ULg et al

in Clinical Infectious Diseases : An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (1994), 18(4), 570-8

The acyclic nucleoside phosphonate (S)-1-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)cytosine (HPMPC) was used topically for the treatment of persistent mucocutaneous infections in two cases. One patient with ... [more ▼]

The acyclic nucleoside phosphonate (S)-1-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)cytosine (HPMPC) was used topically for the treatment of persistent mucocutaneous infections in two cases. One patient with AIDS suffered from a perineal lesion due to infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and did not respond to acyclovir and was intolerant of foscarnet. A bone marrow transplant recipient developed orofacial lesions due to infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) that failed to respond to therapy with both acyclovir and foscarnet. After topical application of HPMPC, the HSV-2 lesions completely resolved. However, the lesions recurred 3 weeks later, and, upon subsequent treatment with HPMPC, regressed. On recurrence, the virus was found to be sensitive to acyclovir, which the patient was given. Again HSV-2, which was resistant to acyclovir, emerged; similar observations were made after another cycle of HPMPC therapy. The HSV-1 isolates were resistant to acyclovir and foscarnet. Following local HPMPC treatment, the lesions regressed, but after 1 week, a second course of topical HPMPC therapy had to be instituted for recurrent infection. The lesions again regressed, and as the recurrent virus was sensitive to acyclovir, the patient was successfully treated with the drug. The results of this study point to the potential usefulness of topical HPMPC in the treatment of immunocompromised patients with HSV-related mucocutaneous infections that are refractory to therapy with acyclovir and/or foscarnet. [less ▲]

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See detailA common system controls the induction of very different genes. The class-A beta-lactamase of Proteus vulgaris and the enterobacterial class-C beta-lactamase.
Datz, M; Joris, Bernard ULg; Azab, E A et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1994), 226(1), 149-57

Among the Enterobacteriaceae, Proteus vulgaris is exceptional in the inducible production of a 29-kDa beta-lactamase (cefuroximase) with an unusually high activity towards the beta-lactamase-stable ... [more ▼]

Among the Enterobacteriaceae, Proteus vulgaris is exceptional in the inducible production of a 29-kDa beta-lactamase (cefuroximase) with an unusually high activity towards the beta-lactamase-stable oximino-cephalosporins (e.g. cefuroxime and cefotaxime). Sequencing of the corresponding gene, cumA, showed that the derived CumA beta-lactamase belonged to the molecular class A. The structural gene was under the direct control of gene cumR, which was transcribed backwards and whose initiation codon was 165 bp away from that of the beta-lactamase gene. This resembled the arrangement of structural and regulator genes ampC and ampR of the 39-kDa molecular-class-C beta-lactamase AmpC present in many enterobacteria. Moreover, cloned genes ampD and ampG for negative modulation and signal transduction of AmpC beta-lactamase induction, respectively, were also able to restore constitutively CumA overproducing and non-inducible P. vulgaris mutants to the inducible, wild-type phenotype. The results indicate that controls of the induction phenomena are equivalent for the CumA and AmpC beta-lactamase. Very different structural genes can thus be under the control of identical systems. [less ▲]

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See detailConditional watershed segmentation for grain boundary reconstruction
Pirard, Eric ULg; Delanaye, Annick ULg

in Acta Stereologica (1994), 14(1), 23-28

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See detailMeasurement of insulin sensitivity by the minimal model method using a simplified intravenous glucose tolerance test: validity and reproducibility.
Duysinx, Bernard ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Gerard, Pascale ULg et al

in Diabète & Métabolisme (1994), 20(4), 425-32

This study aimed at testing whether 12 rather than 26 plasma glucose and insulin determinations can be used to calculate the indices of insulin sensitivity and of glucose effectiveness using Bergman's ... [more ▼]

This study aimed at testing whether 12 rather than 26 plasma glucose and insulin determinations can be used to calculate the indices of insulin sensitivity and of glucose effectiveness using Bergman's minimal model during a simple intravenous glucose tolerance test performed without tolbutamide injection. Two intravenous glucose tolerance tests (separated by 1 week) were performed in 7 lean normal subjects and a single test was performed in 9 severely obese non-diabetic subjects. Intra-subject reproducibility of insulin sensitivity was not significantly different when 26 or 12 time-points were analyzed (CV = 16.8 +/- 3.4 versus 18.9 +/- 3.8% respectively). Compared with the insulin sensitivity of the lean subjects, that of obese subjects was significantly (P < 0.001) and similarly reduced when using 12 (2.14 +/- 0.34 versus 7.97 +/- 1.29 10(-4)min-1/mU.1-1) rather than 26 determinations (2.13 +/- 0.42 versus 6.95 +/- 1.12 10(-4) min-1/mU.1-1) respectively. Glucose effectiveness was less reproducible than insulin sensitivity and was slightly diminished by the reduction of blood samples (relative error: -9.7 +/- 4.4%; P < 0.05). Finally, glucose effectiveness tended to be slightly lower in the morbidly obese subjects than in the lean controls with both modes of calculation. In conclusion, in non-diabetic subjects, the insulin sensitivity index can be accurately measured during a simple intravenous glucose tolerance test, without tolbutamide injection and with only 12 blood samples. The possibility of performing a simplified test should contribute to increase the use of the minimal model method for estimating insulin sensitivity in clinical practice. [less ▲]

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See detailOPTICAL MULTICHANNEL ANALYSIS OF PROTOCHLOROPHYLLIDE PHOTOTRANSFORMATION IN DETERGENT-SOLUBILIZED ETIOPLAST MEMBRANES OF WHEAT
Franck, Fabrice ULg; OUAZZANI, M. A.; DUJARDIN, E. et al

in Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung C-A Journal Of Biosciences (1994), 49(1-2), 125-131

Extracts of wheat etioplast membranes obtained after treatment with 7 mM n-octyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside (OG), n-dodecyl-beta-D-maltoside (DM) or Triton X-100 contained the three spectral forms of Pchlide ... [more ▼]

Extracts of wheat etioplast membranes obtained after treatment with 7 mM n-octyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside (OG), n-dodecyl-beta-D-maltoside (DM) or Triton X-100 contained the three spectral forms of Pchlide (the photoactive Pchlide(638) and Pchlide(638) and the inactive Pchlide(650)) in various relative amounds. The OG extract had a Pchlide composition close to that of the intact membranes whereas the DM extract was enriched in Pchlide(638) and the Triton extract was enriched in Pchlide(630). Measurements of the kinetics of phototransformation and of time-resolved absorbance spectra during phototransformation in continuous Light shows that the inactive Pchlide(630) is in fact slowly transformed to Chlide, especially in the Triton extract where this form is more abundant. Addition of NADPH favours the phototransformation of Pchlide(630) and the slow regeneration of Pchlide(638) and Pchlide(650) from Pchlide(630) in darkness after illumination. No such regeneration was however observed in the Triton extract. NADPH had only slight effects on the Chlide shift towards shorter wavelengths after phototransformation in solubilized membranes. [less ▲]

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See detailVaricelle létale. Etude immunohistochimique et par hybridation in situ
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Delvenne, Philippe ULg; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg et al

in Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie (1994), 121(2), 113-117

We report a case of lethal varicella developed in an immunocompromised man in his seventies. A study by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization was conducted revealing the presence of the ... [more ▼]

We report a case of lethal varicella developed in an immunocompromised man in his seventies. A study by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization was conducted revealing the presence of the glycoprotein gpI specific for VZV and its corresponding nucleic acids found in multiple foci of most tissues and organs, except in the brain and paravertebral sympathetic ganglia. [less ▲]

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See detailAnticorps anticytoplasme des polynucléaires neutrophiles (ANCA) dans les maladies inflammatoires du tube digestif
Lamproye, Anne ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1994), 57(2, Mar-Apr), 171-6

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies have recently been demonstrated in sera of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We are reporting here our experience among 94 patients with Crohn's disease and ... [more ▼]

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies have recently been demonstrated in sera of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We are reporting here our experience among 94 patients with Crohn's disease and 25 with ulcerative colitis. The indirect immunofluorescence assay with alcohol fixed neutrophils has been used. The presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies was significantly associated to the ulcerative colitis 61% VS 17% (p < 0.001). The fluorescence had a perinuclear pattern among all but one suffering from ulcerative colitis. Among the patients suffering from ulcerative colitis there was no relationship between the presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies and the activity or the localisation of the disease. Among the 9 patients operated for their ulcerative colitis, 4 were ANCA positive and remained so after proctocolectomy. The existence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies is useful for the diagnosis of some unclassifiable colitis. Their presence may be used as an argument in favour of some disturbances of the immunoregulation of the disease. [less ▲]

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See detailDetailed Study of a Molecule in a Molecule N-Acetyl-L-Tryptophanamide in a Active-Site Model of Alpha-Chymotrypsin
Dive, Georges ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg

in Journal of the American Chemical Society (1994), 116(6), 2548-2556

Six complexes between a model active site of alpha-chymotrypsin (261 atoms) and N-acetyl-L-tryptophanamide (33 atoms) were optimized at the semiempirical AM1 level. In one of these complexes, a water ... [more ▼]

Six complexes between a model active site of alpha-chymotrypsin (261 atoms) and N-acetyl-L-tryptophanamide (33 atoms) were optimized at the semiempirical AM1 level. In one of these complexes, a water molecule was included. A detailed study at the geometric and energetic levels is presented. The discussion deals with the nature of the interaction, the effect of the environment, the ligand deformation, the backbone relaxation, the water molecule freedom, and the comparison with the molecular mechanics results. [less ▲]

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See detailLigamentoplasties du genou: l'état musculaire préopératoire conditionne t il le degré d'amyotrophie postopératoire?
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Delcour, J. P.; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg

in Annales de Réadaptation et de Médecine Physique (1994), 37

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See detailNew Energy Levels in Ne II deduced from FTS spectra in the Infrared Region (1800-9000 cm-1)
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Palmeri, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg

in Physica Scripta (1994), 49

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See detailThe experience of the CHU Liege with conservative surgery in the management of upper urinary tract tumors.
Bouffioux, Christian ULg; Andrianne, Robert ULg; Bonnet, Pierre ULg et al

in Acta Urologica Belgica (1994), 62(4), 39-43

A review of 20 cases of conservative surgery for urothelial tumors of the upper tract is presented. The morbidity is limited; the recurrence rate is around 15% in the ipsilateral urinary tract with a mean ... [more ▼]

A review of 20 cases of conservative surgery for urothelial tumors of the upper tract is presented. The morbidity is limited; the recurrence rate is around 15% in the ipsilateral urinary tract with a mean follow up of 41 months. Conservative surgery does not seem to carry a higher fatal risk as compared to more radical surgery. It has indications in some cases which are defined. [less ▲]

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See detailMeningoradiculoneuritis due to acyclovir-resistant varicella zoster virus in an acquired immune deficiency syndrome patient
Snoeck, R.; Gérard, M.; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg et al

in Journal of Medical Virology (1994), 42(4), 338-347

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is recognized as one of the major viral pathogens reactivated in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report the case of meningoradiculoneuritis in ... [more ▼]

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is recognized as one of the major viral pathogens reactivated in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report the case of meningoradiculoneuritis in an AIDS patient, associated with the isolation in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of a thymidine kinase (TK)-deficient, acyclovir (ACV)-resistant strain of VZV. Although the virus was sensitive in vitro to phosphonoformate (PFA), the patient did not improve during PFA therapy and finally died. Several VZV strains isolated from this patient (including two isolates from the patient's CSF) were analyzed for their TK activity and subsequently the viral TK gene was sequenced showing a major deletion leading to a truncated protein. Their susceptibility to several antiviral agents including ACV, PFA, (E)-5-(2-bromovinyl)-2'-deoxyuridine (BVDU), 9-beta-D-arabinofuranosyladenine (vidarabine), (S)-1-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl) cytosine (HPMPC), and (S)-9-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)adenine (HPMPA) was evaluated. All the virus strains isolated from this patient remained sensitive to HPMPA and HPMPC, pointing to the potential usefulness of these acyclic nucleoside phosphonates for the treatment of ACV-resistant VZV infections in immunocompromised patients. (C) 1994 Wiley-Liss, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailSTRUCTURAL AND KINETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF A BETA-LACTAMASE-INHIBITOR PROTEIN
STRYNADKA, N. C. J.; JENSEN, S. E.; JOHNS, K. et al

in Nature (1994), 368(6472), 657-660

THE past decade has seen an alarming worldwide increase in resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics among many pathogenic bacteria1, which is due mainly to plasmid- or chromosomally encoded beta-lactamases ... [more ▼]

THE past decade has seen an alarming worldwide increase in resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics among many pathogenic bacteria1, which is due mainly to plasmid- or chromosomally encoded beta-lactamases that specifically cleave penicillin and cephalosporins, rendering them inactive. There is therefore a need to develop new strategies in the design of effective inhibitors of beta-lactamase. All the small-molecule inhibitors in clinical use are not very effective and are rapidly degraded2,3. Furthermore, newly characterized mutants of the plasmid-mediated beta-lactamase TEM-1 are highly resistant to these small-molecule inhibitors, including clavulanic acid and tazobactam4. It has been shown that Streptomyces clavuligerus produces an exocellular beta-lactamase inhibitory protein (BLIP; M(r) 17.5 K)5. Here we present data defining BLIP as the most effective known inhibitor of a variety of beta-lactamases, with K(i) values in the subnanomolar to picomolar range. To identify those features in BLIP that make it such a potent inhibitor, we have determined its molecular structure at 2.1 angstrom resolution. BLIP is a relatively flat molecule with a unique fold, comprising a tandem repeat of a 76-amino-acid domain. Each domain consists of a helix-loop-helix motif that packs against a four-stranded antiparallel beta-sheet (Fig. 1a). To our knowledge, BLIP is the first example of a protein inhibitor having two similarly folded domains that interact with and inhibit a single target enzyme. [less ▲]

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See detailSpectrum analysis of diaphragmatic global electromyograms in cattle, with special regard to appropriate strategy for detection of fatigue.
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Close, R. P. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1994), 55

Although the respiratory tract of healthy and diseased cattle has been intensively studied during the past few years, only a few attempts to detect dysfunctions of bovine inspiratory muscles have been ... [more ▼]

Although the respiratory tract of healthy and diseased cattle has been intensively studied during the past few years, only a few attempts to detect dysfunctions of bovine inspiratory muscles have been reported. Such technique would be useful in assessing the possibility of inspiratory muscle fatigue in the context of ventilatory failure. Fatigue in skeletal muscle is associated with characteristic changes in the electromyographic power spectrum. Power spectral analysis was therefore applied to cattle diaphragmatic electromyograms (EMGdi) to precisely determine the exact influence of motion and ECG artifacts, describe its basic frequency content, and extract a spectral index capable of providing an accurate warning of fatigue. The EMGdi was recorded via intramuscularly placed fishhook electrodes in 5 healthy young bulls during resting and stimulated respiration. The EMGdi and EGC signals were analyzed by use of power spectral density analysis after band-pass filtering (20 to 1,800 Hz). The EMGdi spectrum was concentrated in the band width 20 to 530 Hz. Electrode motion artifacts were absent, and it was always possible to find an electrode pair giving ECG-free EMGdi. Of the 12 power and frequency values used to quantitate the spectrum, the most stable was the centroid frequency. It was reproducible within and between calves and was only minimally altered by changing inspiratory load.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 4

This note briefly describes the prinicples of weighted linear regression and gives two completely worked out examples from the real world.

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See detailGénétique moléculaire des récepteurs olfactifs
Parmentier, M.; Vanderhaeghen, P.; Schurmans, Stéphane ULg et al

in Medecine Sciences : M/S (1994), 10

Les gènes codant pour les récepteurs olfactifs ont été isolés à partir d'une banque d'ADNc de la muqueuse olfactive. Ils constituent une famille très étendue (plusieurs centaines de gènes) codant pour des ... [more ▼]

Les gènes codant pour les récepteurs olfactifs ont été isolés à partir d'une banque d'ADNc de la muqueuse olfactive. Ils constituent une famille très étendue (plusieurs centaines de gènes) codant pour des récepteurs à sept passages transmembranaires couplés, par l'intermédiaire de protéines G, à l'activation de l'adénylyl cyclase et de la phospholipase C. La grande diversité des récepteurs olfactifs réside surtout dans les domaines transmembranaires III, IV, V et VI, qui portent les sites de liaison des ligands, les molécules odorantes, et répond sans doute à la diversité des ligands [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Atmospheric Ammonia on Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Vascular Permeability in Pigs: Interaction with Endotoxins
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Urbain, B.; Prouvost, J. F. et al

in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (1994), 125(1), 17-26

The influence of atmospheric ammonia on the somatic growth, the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations, and cell blood counts was investigated in pigs exposed to four concentrations (0, 25, 50, and ... [more ▼]

The influence of atmospheric ammonia on the somatic growth, the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations, and cell blood counts was investigated in pigs exposed to four concentrations (0, 25, 50, and 100 ppm) for 6 days in a specifically designed air-pollutants exposure chamber. The effects of this gas on pulmonary vascular hemodynamics and permeability and on the endotoxin-induced vascular response were also assessed using an isolated perfused lung preparation. The total pulmonary blood flow resistance (Rt) was partitioned into four components: arterial (Ra), pre-(Ra′) and post-(Rv′) capillary and venous (Rv). The capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c) was evaluated by using a gravimetric technique. None of the concentrations of ammonia significantly modified the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations or the differential leukocyte percentages and total white blood cell count, suggesting an absence of stress related to ammonia. In exposed animals, lethargy and a concentration-related depression of the somatic growth were observed. The equation of the regression line plotted relating the mean values of the changes in body weight gain recorded over the exposure period expressed as percentages of the initial body weight (y) and ammonia concentrations (x) was: y = 3.204 − 0.177x + 0.001x2(r = 0.99; p≤0.013). Endotoxin infused in the perfusion liquid of lungs from unexposed animals for 180 min induced a significant 208% increase in Rt (p < 0.001) which can be ascribed to a 338 and 180% increase in Ra′ and Rv′, respectively. Endotoxin infusion also induced a 62% (p ≤ 0.001) increase in the Kf,c. Exposure of pigs to ammonia at any concentration did not modify the baseline values of any hemodynamic or permeability parameters. However, the hemodynamic response to endotoxins in lungs from pigs exposed to 100 ppm was significantly altered. The increase in Rt, Ra′, and Rv′ observed in unexposed pigs was completely abolished as shown by the limited changes in Rt (+34.9%). An intermediate reaction (+131.7%) was obtained in pigs exposed to 50 ppm. This inhibiting effect of ammonia was closely correlated with gas concentration by a linear regression (r = 0.99; p ≤ 0.037). The changes in the Kf,c recorded in the control group were not modified by exposure to ammonia. It was concluded that exposure of pigs to aerial ammonia concentrations from 0 to 100 ppm for 6 days has no direct effect on the pulmonary microvascular hemodynamics and permeability and induces no stress response. A marked depressive effect on the somatic growth is observed at concentrations greater than 25 ppm. Concentrations greater than 50 ppm can modulate the pulmonary vascular response to endotoxins [less ▲]

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Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1994), 52

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See detailControl of drug-resistant epilepsy after head injury with intravenous nimodipine.
HANS, Pol ULg; Triffaux, M.; BONHOMME, Vincent ULg et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1994), 45(4), 175-8

The present report describes a young child who developed generalized epileptic seizures in the course of severe head injury. The start of epileptic seizures was associated with the occurrence of acute ... [more ▼]

The present report describes a young child who developed generalized epileptic seizures in the course of severe head injury. The start of epileptic seizures was associated with the occurrence of acute hyponatremia and hypoosmolality due to excessive Desmopressine administration. The seizures resistant to conventional therapy resolved completely with intravenous nimodipine infusion. [less ▲]

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George, Philippe ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (1994)

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See detailChloride and Inorganic Phosphate Modulate Binding of Oxygen to Bovine Red Blood Cells
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Detry, Benoît; Cao, M. L. et al

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1994), 77(1), 202-208

The influence of Pi and Cl on the equilibrium of oxygen binding to bovine red blood cells was assessed by plotting the whole blood oxygen dissociation curve measured under standard conditions with and ... [more ▼]

The influence of Pi and Cl on the equilibrium of oxygen binding to bovine red blood cells was assessed by plotting the whole blood oxygen dissociation curve measured under standard conditions with and without added KCl and K2HPO4. Both salts shifted the oxygen dissociation curve to the right. This effect was more marked at the highest saturation levels. At a given saturation level, the anion-induced shift was linearly related to the concentration of salt added to the blood. Cl had a greater effect than Pi. The relationship between changes in Po2 at 50% hemoglobin saturation (in Torr) and concentrations of ions added (in mmol/l) was equal to 0.0515[Cl] + 0.0302[Pi] (r2 = 0.94; P < 0.001). These changes were not due to the hyperosmolality induced by salt addition, since sucrose added in place of salts was without effect on the measured parameters. The oxygen exchange fraction expressed as percentage of saturation, i.e., the difference in hemoglobin saturation when Po2 decreases from 130 to 40 Torr, was linearly correlated to added anion concentration (in mmol/l) (= 0.102[Cl] + 0.059[Pi] (r2 = 0.95; P < 0.001)). No significant interaction between the anions was observed; their effects were purely additive. This original mechanism of controlling the oxygen affinity of bovine blood may have clinical relevance: Cl and Pi could be used to increase oxygen transport efficiency in hypoxic animals [less ▲]

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See detailSocio-prévention du hooliganisme et extrémisme dans le football
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Réseaux : Revue Interdisciplinaire de Philosophie Morale et Politique (1994), 70

Etude de la problématique du racisme dans les stades de football et analyse de l'extrémisme politique des supporters

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See detailSWIMMING PUPPY SYNDROME IN A LITTER OF BOUVIER-DES-FLANDRES
Poncelet, Luc; Gilbert, S.; Jauniaux, Thierry ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138(2), 121-123

This paper describes the clinical, serologic, electrophysiologic and pathologic findings in three Bouvier des Flandres puppies exhibiting the swiming puppy syndrome. The puppies had no antibodies against ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the clinical, serologic, electrophysiologic and pathologic findings in three Bouvier des Flandres puppies exhibiting the swiming puppy syndrome. The puppies had no antibodies against distemper virus, T. gondii and N. caninum. A myopathy was suspected because spontaneous activities were disclosed in all muscle groups and muscles enzymes were elevated. However the pathologic findings were unable to confirm this hypothesis. [less ▲]

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See detailSyndrome naviculaire : anatomie, étio-pathogénie, diagnostic et traitement
Gabriel, Annick ULg; Caudron, I.; Serteyn, Didier ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailL'évaluation dans le domaine de l'éducation : tendances
de Landsheere, Gilbert ULg

in Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle (L') [=OSP] (1994), 23(1), 59-77

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See detailComment on the paper "Oscillator Strengths for Some Systems with the ns2np ground-state configuration: II. Gallium Isoelectronic Sequence
Biémont, Emile ULg; Marcinek, R.; Migdalek, J. et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1994), 27

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Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Delvaux, A.

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 1

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See detailExpected returns and volatility in european stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in International Review of Economics and Finance (1994), 3(1), 45-56

The type of return generating process we test here on three European markets are GARCH and AR-GARCH in mean models with innovations that have either normal or student-t densities with time dependant ... [more ▼]

The type of return generating process we test here on three European markets are GARCH and AR-GARCH in mean models with innovations that have either normal or student-t densities with time dependant variances. These models are appealing in that they estimate time varying volatility in disturbances of stock returns series and ex-ante relationship between stock returns and volatility. Our results indicate that there is no statistically significant coefficient estimates for the volatility in the mean equation and that variance might not be appropriate as a measure of risk. Other proxies for risk should then be searched for. [less ▲]

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See detailBovine Growth Hormone-Taqi Rflp And Quantitative Traits Breed Selected For Growth Performances And Meat Production
Sneyers, M.; Renaville, Robert ULg; Falaki, M. et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1994), 102(2),

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See detailTranscription and expression analysis, using lacZ and phoA gene fusions, of Mycobacterium fortuitum beta-lactamase genes cloned from a natural isolate and a high-level beta-lactamase producer.
Timm, J; Perilli, M G; Duez, Colette ULg et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1994), 12(3), 491-504

The gene encoding a class A beta-lactamase was cloned from a natural isolate of Mycobacterium fortuitum (blaF) and from a high-level amoxicillin-resistant mutant that produces large amounts of beta ... [more ▼]

The gene encoding a class A beta-lactamase was cloned from a natural isolate of Mycobacterium fortuitum (blaF) and from a high-level amoxicillin-resistant mutant that produces large amounts of beta-lactamase (blaF*). The nucleotide sequences of the two genes differ at 11 positions, including two in the region upstream from the coding sequence. Gene fusions to Escherichia coli lacZ and transcription and expression analysis of the cloned genes in Mycobacterium smegmatis indicated that high-level production of the beta-lactamase in the mutant is mainly or wholly due to a single base pair difference in the promoter. These analyses also showed that transcription and translation start at the same position. A comparison of the amino acid sequence of BlaF, as predicted from the nucleotide sequence, with the determined N-terminal amino acid sequence indicated the presence of a typical signal peptide. The fusion of blaF (or blaF*) to the E. coli gene phoA resulted in the production of BlaF-PhoA hybrid proteins that had alkaline phosphatase activity. These results demonstrate that phoA can be used as a reporter gene for studying protein export in mycobacteria. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude épidémiologique de la toxoplasmose chez les femmes enceintes à Amiens (Picardie). Nécessité d'une enquête nationale
Carme, Bernard; Lenne, Evelyne; Tirard, Véronique et al

in Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses (1994), 24

L'étude avait pour but d'évaluer le niveau d'immunité vis à vis de la toxoplasmose des femmes venant d'accoucher à Amiens entre mars 1993 et avril 1994 ainsi que leur connnaissance des mesures préventives ... [more ▼]

L'étude avait pour but d'évaluer le niveau d'immunité vis à vis de la toxoplasmose des femmes venant d'accoucher à Amiens entre mars 1993 et avril 1994 ainsi que leur connnaissance des mesures préventives vis à vis de cette parasitose. Cette étude a permis de mettre en évidence la bonne connaissance des mesures préventives vis à vis de la toxoplasmose chez les femmes non immunes. Ceci a permis également de préciser les données épidémiologiques de la toxoplasmose à Amiens. Le choix d'un protocole incluant les femmes au moment de l'accouchement pourrait être complété par celui de femmes en début de grosesse pour éviter d'exclure les interruptions de grossesse. Cette étude devrait déboucher sur une enquête nationale qui permettrait de préciser l'épidémiolgoie de la toxoplasmose en France. [less ▲]

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See detailAcute biochemical variations induced by four different calcium salts in healthy male volunteers
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Denis, D; Bartsch, V et al

in Equilibre (1994), 19

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See detailLogiciel d'aide à la détermination détaillée du poids et du bilan électrique d'un navire
Marchal, Jean ULg; Hage, André ULg; Rodriguez, S.

in Bulletin de l'Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique (1994)

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See detailLa Shoah ne fut pas un spectacle. A propos de La liste de Schindler
Delruelle, Edouard ULg

in Cahiers de Clio (1994), 117(11),

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See detailOn destabilizing implicit factors in discrete advection-diffusion equations
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg

in Journal of Computational Physics (1994), 111(2), 260-265

In the present paper, we find necessary and sufficient stability conditions for a simple one-time step finite difference discretization of an N-dimensional advection-diffusion equation. Furthermore, it is ... [more ▼]

In the present paper, we find necessary and sufficient stability conditions for a simple one-time step finite difference discretization of an N-dimensional advection-diffusion equation. Furthermore, it is shown that when the implicit factors differ in each direction, a strange behavior occurs: By increasing one implicit factor in only one direction, a stable scheme can become unstable. It is thus suggested to use a single implicit direction (for efficient computing), or the same implicit factor in each direction. (C) 1994 Academic Press, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailMicroencapsulation by coacervation of poly(lactide-co-glycolide): Physico-chemical characteristics of the phase separation process
Stassen, S; Nihant, Nicole; Martin, Véronique et al

in Polymer (1994), 35(4), 777-785

This paper describes the phase separation of different lactide and glycolide copolyester solutions, induced by the addition of silicone oil in order to promote protein microencapsulation. The phase ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the phase separation of different lactide and glycolide copolyester solutions, induced by the addition of silicone oil in order to promote protein microencapsulation. The phase diagrams of the ternary CH2Cl2-copolyester-silicone oil systems were established in relation to the composition of the copolyester and the viscosity, i.e. the molecular weight, of the silicone oil. The phase-separated systems were characterized in terms of weight, volume, composition and viscosity of the coacervation agent (silicone oil) on the characteristics of the phase-separated system is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLes défis des familles recomposées
Guillaume, Jean-François ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), 6(novembre-décembre), 30-36

Dans un contexte de croissance des recompositions conjugales après divorce, la prise en charge des tâches parentales constitue un défi inédit, où il s'agit pour les uns de retrouver des repères bien ... [more ▼]

Dans un contexte de croissance des recompositions conjugales après divorce, la prise en charge des tâches parentales constitue un défi inédit, où il s'agit pour les uns de retrouver des repères bien connus, et pour les autres, d'imaginer un nouvel ordre éducatif. Une nouvelle histoire doit alors être créée, et dans ce "bricolage", chacun ne dispose pas des mêmes ressources pour trouver sa place. [less ▲]

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See detailUtilisation du milieu et étude du dommaine vital chez le martin pêcheur en période de reproduction
Loncin, Anne; Libois, Roland ULg

in Aves (1994), 31(2-3-4), 197-198

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See detailPuissance maximale aérobie d’enfants en âge d’école primaire participant ou non à une leçon quotidienne d’activités physiques
Ledent, Maryse; Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 69-75

Plusieurs études indiquent que, chez l'adulte, il existe une relation significative entre la pratique d'activités physiques et sportives et la diminution des facteurs de risque, surtout cardiovasculaire ... [more ▼]

Plusieurs études indiquent que, chez l'adulte, il existe une relation significative entre la pratique d'activités physiques et sportives et la diminution des facteurs de risque, surtout cardiovasculaire. En particulier, l'endurance qui découle d'une pratique régulière d'activités modérés à intenses de répercute sur la condition du système cardiovasculaire et réduit significativement les risques de troubles cardiaques. ... [less ▲]

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See detailRecension de l'ouvrage de Daniel Panis, "Il y a le il y a. L'énigme de Heidegger"
Steinmetz, Rudy ULg

in Espaces de liberté (1994)

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See detailA Comparison of Cabergoline and Bromocriptine in the Treatment of Hyperprolactinemic Amenorrhea
Webster, J.; Piscitelli, G.; Polli, A. et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (1994), 331(14), 904-909

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See detailLa régionalisation du droit pénal international
Flore, Daniel ULg; Thomas, F.

in Revue internationale de droit pénal (1994)

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See detailEfficacité de la radiothérapie pour le traitement des récidives en gynécologie oncologique
COUCKE, Philippe ULg; Sartorelli, B

in Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande (1994), 114(9), 799-804

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See detailDinant/Falmignoul: Abri du Pape
Noiret, Pierre ULg

in Chronique de l'Archéologie wallonne (1994), 2

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See detailRecherches paléolithiques et mésolithiques en Belgique, 1993: le Trou Magrite, Huccorgne et l'Abri du Pape
Noiret, Pierre ULg; Otte, Marcel ULg; Straus, Lawrence et al

in Notae Praehistoricae (1994), 13

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See detailModeles lineaires en genetique quantitative: synthese des connaissances actuelles.
Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1994), 29(1),

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See detailCardio-respiratory, haematological and biochemical parameter adjustments to exercise: effect of a probiotic in horses during training
Art, Tatiana ULg; Votion, Dominique ULg; Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg et al

in Veterinary Research (1994), 25(4), 361-370

Two randomly distributed groups of thoroughbred horses were compared during a 12-week period for their cardio-respiratory and metabolic adjustment to strenuous exercise, training and detraining. The ... [more ▼]

Two randomly distributed groups of thoroughbred horses were compared during a 12-week period for their cardio-respiratory and metabolic adjustment to strenuous exercise, training and detraining. The horses were trained following the same standardized schedule and were regularly investigated using standardized treadmill exercise tests (SET) of increasing speed. After the first SET and during the whole experimental period, a group of 6 horses received a probiotic (Bioracing) once a day while a group of 5 horses received a placebo. All other conditions were similar for both groups. During each SET, the oxygen uptake, carbon dioxide output, tidal volume (inspired volume), respiratory rate and expired minute volume were obtained using 2 ultrasonic pneumotachographs and a mass spectrometer. All the parameters were the mean of the values calculated during the last 20 s of the SET. Heart rate was continuously measured with a polar horse tester. Venous blood was sampled before and after the test and analyzed for various biochemical parameters. In both groups, training induced significant modification in most of the cardio-respiratory parameters, ie peak oxygen uptake, peak carbon dioxide output, respiratory exchange ratio, ventilation/min to oxygen-uptake ratio and oxygen-uptake to heart-rate ratio. After the 3-week detraining period, most of the values were again similar to the pre-training values in both groups. However, the training-induced modifications of most of the cardio-respiratory parameters occurred earlier and were proportionally greater in the probiotic-treated group than in the control. The respiratory coefficient decreased in the control but not in the treated group. All other parameters changed similarly in both groups. This suggests that Bioracing could modify the physiological effects of training by improving some aerobic metabolic capacities for carbohydrate utilization, but that this effect occurs only during training and not during periods of physical inactivity [less ▲]

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See detailR. Sacré, « Les Negro Spirituals et les Gospel Songs »
Pirenne, Christophe ULg

in Cahiers de Clio (1994), 119

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See detailGéologie de la région de Puagne, Bande de Sambre-et-Meuse (Belgique). Hypothèses basées sur l'état de maturation des palynomorphes fossiles
Steemans, Philippe ULg

in Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences. Série 2, Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes (1994), 318(11), 1551-1556

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See detailSynthesis and pharmacology of pyrid-3-yl sulfonylureas and thioureas as astrocytic Na+ 2Cl- K+ cotransporter inhibitors
Masereel, B.; Renard, P.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg et al

in European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (1994), 29

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See detailImmunohistochemical analysis of estrogen and progesterone receptors in endometrium and peritoneal endometriosis: a new quantitative method.
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Casanas-Roux, Françoise; Wyns, Christine et al

in Fertility and Sterility (1994), 62(4), 751-9

Objective: To evaluate estrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR) content in glandular and stromal cells of eutopic and ectopic endometrium. DESIGN: A recently advanced stereographic computer ... [more ▼]

Objective: To evaluate estrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR) content in glandular and stromal cells of eutopic and ectopic endometrium. DESIGN: A recently advanced stereographic computer technology was applied for the investigation of steroid receptors. SETTING: University hospital department of gynecology. PATIENTS: Biopsies of endometrium and typical peritoneal endometriotic lesions were taken from 19 infertile patients with laparoscopically proved endometriosis. Endometrial biopsies were also taken from 15 patients without endometriosis. All of them were untreated. RESULTS: In normal endometrium, the highest concentrations of ER and PR 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. Progesterone receptor content was found not to be significantly decreased in the stroma during the early secretory phase and quite high in the late secretory phase. In peritoneal endometriotic lesions, the highest concentrations of ER and PR were found during the late proliferative phase. When compared with normal endometrium, a lower ER content ans a similar PR content were observed, and the cyclic changes in peritoneal endometriosis lesions were also similar. CONCLUSION: A new computerized technology for the evaluation of ER and PR in eutopic and ectopic endometrium. Although the ER content was found to be lower in endometriotic tissue when compared with endometrium, the cyclic pattern was similar in both eutopic and ectopic endometrium. Progesterone receptor content was similar in both tissues, except during the late secretory phase in ectopic glandular epithelium in which a high persistent PR content was observed. [less ▲]

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