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See detailQuantitative Assessment of Aerial Ammonia Toxicity to the Nasal Mucosa by Use of the Nasal Lavage Method in Pigs
Urbain, B.; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Prouvost, J. F. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1994), 55(9), 1335-1340

Effects of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) on the nasal mucosa and somatic growth were investigated in pigs exposed to 4 NH3 concentrations (0; 25; 50; and 100 ppm) for 6 days in a specifically designed air ... [more ▼]

Effects of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) on the nasal mucosa and somatic growth were investigated in pigs exposed to 4 NH3 concentrations (0; 25; 50; and 100 ppm) for 6 days in a specifically designed air-pollutant exposure chamber. Nasal lavage (NAL) was applied to quantify the ammonia-induced inflammatory response by measuring the number of neutrophils and the albumin (porcine serum albumin) concentration in the NAL liquid. In control pigs, these variables remained unchanged throughout the exposure period. In all other groups, an important ammonia concentration-related increase was recorded. The equation of the linear regression line established between the mean values of the number of neutrophils (x 10(3)) per milliliter of NAL liquid (y) recorded at the end of the exposure period and the ammonia concentrations (ppm) was: y = 69.7 + 3.3 [NH3] (r = 0.979; P < 0.020). The increase in the neutrophil count was significant (P < 0.05) at concentrations as low as 25 ppm. For albumin concentration nanograms per milliliter, the corresponding equation was: y = 574 + 14.3 [NH3] (r = 0.953; P < 0.045). However, the first significant change (P < 0.05) in this variable was only obtained for the higher concentration (100 ppm). In exposed pigs, a concentration-related depression of somatic growth was observed. The equation of the regression line plotted relating the individual values of the changes in body weight gain recorded over the exposure period expressed as percentage of the initial body weight (y) and the ammonia concentration was: y = 3.507-0.203 [NH3] + 0.001 [NH3]2 (r = 0.55; P < 0.010).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailSymbolic Verification with Periodic Sets
Boigelot, Bernard ULg; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1994), 818

Symbolic approaches attack the state explosion problem by introducing implicit representations that allow the simultaneous manipulation of large sets of states. The most commonly used representation in ... [more ▼]

Symbolic approaches attack the state explosion problem by introducing implicit representations that allow the simultaneous manipulation of large sets of states. The most commonly used representation in this context is the Binary Decision Diagram (BDD). This paper takes the point of view that other structures than BDD's can be useful for representing sets of values, and that combining implicit and explicit representations can be fruitful. It introduces a representation of complex periodic sets of integer values, shows how this representation can be manipulated, and describes its application to the state-space exploration of protocols. Preliminary experimental results indicate that the method can dramatically reduce the resources required for state-space exploration. [less ▲]

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See detailLes écrans de la transparence. Essai de définition sémio-pragmatique du discours télévisuel
Badir, Sémir ULg

in Réseaux : Revue Interdisciplinaire de Philosophie Morale et Politique (1994), 70-71-72

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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 detailBioconversion of vanillin into vanillic acid by Pseudomonas fluorescens strain BTP9
Bare, Ghislain; Delaunois, Valérie; Rikir, Rafaelle et al

in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1994), 45/46

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See detailCommon Prevalence Of Alanine And Glycine In Mobile Reactive Center Loops Of Serpins And Viral Fusion Peptides - Do Prions Possess A Fusion Peptide
Callebaut, I.; Tasso, A.; Brasseur, Robert ULg et al

in Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design (1994), 8(2),

Serpin reactive centre loops and fusion peptides released by proteolytic cleavage are particularly mobile. Their amino acid compositions reveal a common and unusual abundance of alanine, accompanied by ... [more ▼]

Serpin reactive centre loops and fusion peptides released by proteolytic cleavage are particularly mobile. Their amino acid compositions reveal a common and unusual abundance of alanine, accompanied by high levels of glycine. These two small residues, which are not simultaneously abundant in stable helices (standard or transmembrane), probably play an important role in mobility. Threonine and valine (also relatively small amino acids) are also abundant in these two kinds of peptides. Moreover, the known 3D structures of an uncleaved serpin reactive centre and a fusion peptide are strikingly similar. Such sequences possess many small residues and are found in several signal peptides and in PrP, a protein associated with spongiform encephalopathies and resembling virus envelope proteins. These properties may be related to the infection mechanisms of these diseases. [less ▲]

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See detailCLAY SUPPLIES IN THE CENTRAL INDIAN BASIN SINCE THE LATE MIOCENE - CLIMATIC OR TECTONIC CONTROL
Fagel, Nathalie ULg; DEBRABANT, P.; André, Luc

in Marine Geology (1994), 122(1-2), 151-172

Mineralogical (X-ray diffraction, differential thermal analysis), geochemical [microprobe, inductively coupled plasma (ICP)-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-mass spectrometry] and Sr-Nd isotopic analyses ... [more ▼]

Mineralogical (X-ray diffraction, differential thermal analysis), geochemical [microprobe, inductively coupled plasma (ICP)-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-mass spectrometry] and Sr-Nd isotopic analyses have been carried out on the clay size fraction of Late Miocene to Pleistocene sediments from the Central Indian Basin. The samples were taken from five giant cores recovered between 1-degree and 10-degrees-S on a transect along 80-degree-E. The clay assemblages are homogeneous and characterized by an alteration of illite- and smectite-rich levels. Most of the clays are detrital and were derived from a unique source: the weathering of the Indo-Gangetic Plain supplied most of the eroded material. Temporal clay mineralogical fluctuations in the depositional basin reflect environmental changes in the provenance. On the basis of spectral analyses of a mineralogical parameter (peak height ratios), the fluctuating smectite-illite clay sedimentation is controlled by periodic Late Miocene climatic changes. During the Late Pliocene, an irregular, probably tectonic, control appeared. [less ▲]

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See detailFouilles 1994 à l'Abri du Pape et à la Grotte du Bois Laiterie (Province de Namur)
Otte, Marcel ULg; Straus, Lawrence; Lacroix, Philippe et al

in Notae praehistoricae (1994), 14

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See detailInsulin secretion, clearance and action before and after gastroplasty in severely obese subjects.
Letiexhe, Michel ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Gerard, Pascale ULg et al

in International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders (1994), 18(5), 295-300

This study investigated the effects of a drastic weight reduction on insulin secretion rate (ISR), insulin metabolic clearance rate (MCRI) and insulin sensitivity (SI) in severely obese subjects. A ... [more ▼]

This study investigated the effects of a drastic weight reduction on insulin secretion rate (ISR), insulin metabolic clearance rate (MCRI) and insulin sensitivity (SI) in severely obese subjects. A frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test (FSIVGTT, 0.3 g/kg) was performed before and 8 +/- 1 months after a vertical ring gastroplasty in 12 overnight-fasted obese non-diabetic subjects; the results were compared to those obtained in 12 lean controls matched for age and sex. ISR was derived by deconvolution of plasma C-peptide levels; MCRI was obtained by dividing the area under the curve (AUC180 min) of ISR by the corresponding AUC of plasma insulin levels (IRI); the SI and the glucose effectiveness index (SG) were calculated by Bergman's minimal model. Before gastroplasty, obese subjects showed significantly higher ISR (P < 0.02), lower MCRI (P < 0.001), lower SI (P < 0.001) but similar SG when compared to lean controls. After gastroplasty (reduction of body weight from 104.8 +/- 3.8 to 73.4 +/- 3.6 kg and of BMI from 37.9 +/- 0.8 to 26.5 +/- 0.9 kg/m2; P < 0.001), ISR only decreased from 53,125 +/- 7968 to 42,302 +/- 3716 pmol/180 min (not significant) while AUC-IRI dramatically fell from 53,626 +/- 6378 to 21,111 +/- 2584 pmol.min/l; P < 0.001); consequently, MCRI markedly increased from 526 +/- 96 to 1257 +/- 150 ml/min/m2; P < 0.01). SI significantly rose from 3.12 +/- 0.45 to 7.10 +/- 1.20 x 10(-4) l/mU/min (P < 0.005) while SG remained unchanged.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailL'inventaire forestier régional wallon: brève présentation méthodologique.
Lecomte, H.; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Silva Belgica (1994), 101(6), 9-16

Au début des années 1980, à l’initiative de la Faculté des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux et grâce à un financement de la Région Wallonne, un inventaire a été réalisé sur l’ensemble de la Wallonie ... [more ▼]

Au début des années 1980, à l’initiative de la Faculté des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux et grâce à un financement de la Région Wallonne, un inventaire a été réalisé sur l’ensemble de la Wallonie [RONDEUX et al., 1984]. Cet inventaire s’appuyant sur un échantillonnage systématique simple était destiné à fournir un état des lieux de la forêt wallonne de l’époque ; il a notamment permis de confirmer ou de mettre en évidence plusieurs éléments essentiels pour l’avenir du patrimoine forestier wallon [RONDEUX et al., 1986] : - le vieillissement de la hêtraie ardennaise ; - l’importante disponibilité en bois d’épicéa ; - les écarts entre les surfaces forestières observées et celles du recensement officiel. Depuis la fin de cet inventaire en 1984, aucune mise à jour n’a été programmée et en conséquence, ses résultats ont perdu leur fiabilité notamment en raison des accidents météorologiques de la dernière décennie. En 1988, l’Exécutif de la Région Wallonne, conscient de l’importance de la forêt en tant que première ressource naturelle renouvelable de la Wallonie, a sollicité la Faculté des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux en vue de finaliser une recherche destinée à concevoir une méthodologie d’inventaire forestier permanent. Les conclusions de cette étude ont été déposées fin 1993 [LECOMTE, 1994], ce qui a permis de lancer dès février 1994 la phase opérationnelle du premier inventaire forestier permanent pour la Wallonie. Dans les lignes qui suivent, nous aborderons successivement les objectifs de l’inventaire (paragraphe 2) ainsi que les principes généraux qui le régissent (paragraphe 3). Le cheminement de l’information sera décrit depuis la récolte des données (paragraphe 4) jusqu’à la publication des résultats (paragraphe 7) en passant par le traitement et l’exploitation des données (paragraphes 5 et 6). En guise de conclusions, nous émettrons quelques réflexions issues de notre propre expérience (paragraphe 8). [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 detailL'analyse de la variance : une methode d'un autre âge ?
Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Biométrie-Praximétrie (1994), 34(2), 95-107

L'analyse de la variance est une ancienne méthode couramment utilisée pour le traitement statistique des données. Pour certains aspects, l'évolution de son utilisation pratique est présentée.

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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 detailComparaison pratique de quelques méthodes d'analyse discriminante
Lazaar, N.; Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Biométrie-Praximétrie (1994), 34

Dans cette étude, on compare les performances des trois méthodes d'analyse discriminante suivantes : analyse discriminante linéaire, analyse discriminante quadratique et analyse discriminante logistique ... [more ▼]

Dans cette étude, on compare les performances des trois méthodes d'analyse discriminante suivantes : analyse discriminante linéaire, analyse discriminante quadratique et analyse discriminante logistique. Les performances sont étudiées dans le cas de données réelles, en envisageant diverses transformations de variables destinées à modifier les conditions de normalité et d'égalité des variances entre populations. Aucune différence significative de performances entre méthodes n'a pu être mise en évidence au niveau de signification de 0,05. Par contre, les performances des trois méthodes diminuent quand les distributions des variables sont nettement non normales ou de variances très inégales. Différentes estimations des taux d'erreur ont également été comparées : resubstitutin, extraction-insertion et utilisation d'un échantillon-test. Les résultats ont montré que, par rapport à l'utilisation d'échantillons-tests, la méthode de resubstitution sous-estime le taux d'erreur. Cette sous-estimation est de l'ordre de 13 % du taux d'erreur réel. La méthode d'extraction-insertion donne par contre des résultats très semblables à la méthode utilisant un échantillon-test. [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 detailStatistical properties of daily returns : evidence from european stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (1994), 21(2), 271-282

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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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See detailReduction of the acute bioavailability of metformin by the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose in normal man.
Scheen, André ULg; de Magalhaes, A. C.; Salvatore, T. et al

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1994), 24 Suppl 3

In a double-blind cross-over study, we investigated a possible influence of the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose on the bioavailability of the biguanide compound metformin. Each of the six healthy ... [more ▼]

In a double-blind cross-over study, we investigated a possible influence of the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose on the bioavailability of the biguanide compound metformin. Each of the six healthy young male volunteers was randomly allocated during two consecutive 7 day periods to either acarbose (days 1-3: 3 x 50 mg day-1; days 4-7: 3 x 100 mg day-1) or placebo. At day 7 and 14 of the study, the overnight-fasted subjects ingested 1000 mg metformin with the first bite of a standardized breakfast (500 kcal; 60 g carbohydrates) and together with either placebo or 100 mg acarbose. Acarbose significantly (P < 0.05) reduced the meal-induced increase in blood glucose and plasma insulin levels. Acarbose induced a significant (P < 0.05) reduction in early (90, 120, 180 min) serum levels, peak concentrations (Cmax: 1.22 +/- 0.14 vs. 1.87 +/- 0.60 mg l-1) and area under the curve of metformin (AUC 0-540 min: 423 +/- 55 vs. 652 +/- 55 mg min l-1), but did not diminish its 24 h urinary excretion. In conclusion, acarbose significantly reduces the acute bioavailability of metformin in normal subjects. [less ▲]

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See detailImproved Experimental and Theoretical Energy Levels of Neon I
Chang, E. S.; Schoenfeld, W. G.; Biémont, Emile ULg et al

in Physica Scripta (1994), 49

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See detailL’expérience pédagogique: «Rénovation de l’enseignement fondamental - Développement corporel des enfants de 21/2 ans à 12 ans».
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in Informations pédagogiques (1994), 10

Delmelle (1992) a clairement défini la philosophie général de l'expérience pédagogique: "Compte tenu des besoins, des structures administratives en vigueur, des disponibilités matérielles et humaines et ... [more ▼]

Delmelle (1992) a clairement défini la philosophie général de l'expérience pédagogique: "Compte tenu des besoins, des structures administratives en vigueur, des disponibilités matérielles et humaines et des contraintes budgétaires, la commission a défini, de la manière suivante, la philosophie d'une rénovation possible à échéance immédiate. (a) Dans l'enseignement fondamental, tout enfant doit pratiquer l'activité physique à raison d'une séance quotidienne; il est parfaitement possible d'agir en sorte que les activités et les structures générales de l'école ne soient pas bouleversées. ..." ... [less ▲]

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See detailA thyroid hormone receptor-dependent glucocorticoid induction.
Leers, Joerg; Steiner, Christoff; Renkawitz, Rainer et al

in Molecular Endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) (1994), 8(4), 440-7

Glucocorticoid and thyroid hormones exert their effects in many body tissues by binding to their respective receptors. The search for possible cross-talking mechanisms in overlapping target cells led to ... [more ▼]

Glucocorticoid and thyroid hormones exert their effects in many body tissues by binding to their respective receptors. The search for possible cross-talking mechanisms in overlapping target cells led to the discovery of synergism between a thyroid hormone receptor-binding site and a cryptic glucocorticoid-responsive element. Glucocorticoid responsiveness could only be detected in the presence of thyroid hormone and its receptor. This synergism requires the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) DNA-binding domain and is mediated by the transactivation domains. We found that synergism also occurs when the thyroid hormone receptor is replaced by the retinoic acid receptor or the GR is replaced by the progesterone receptor. Synergism is qualitatively independent of the type of thyroid hormone receptor-binding site and promoter. In several combinations of promoter and response elements, including a retinoic acid response element, T3 induction was only seen in the presence of the cryptic glucocorticoid-responsive element, GR, and glucocorticoids. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationships between metabolic clearance rate of insulin and body mass index in a female population ranging from anorexia nervosa to severe obesity.
Castillo, M. J.; Scheen, André ULg; Jandrain, Bernard ULg et al

in International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders (1994), 18(1), 47-53

Changes in the metabolic clearance rate of insulin (MCRI) have been described in several pathological conditions. Conflicting data suggest that they may be related to either body mass index (BMI) or body ... [more ▼]

Changes in the metabolic clearance rate of insulin (MCRI) have been described in several pathological conditions. Conflicting data suggest that they may be related to either body mass index (BMI) or body composition. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the MCRI and BMI in an exclusively female population showing a wide range of BMI. For that purpose, hyperinsulinemic normoglycemic glucose clamps were performed in nine anorectic subjects (BMI: 14.5 +/- 0.8 kg/m2), 11 healthy volunteers (BMI: 20.3 +/- 0.5 kg/m2) and 12 obese patients (BMI: 33.0 +/- 0.9 kg/m2). To exclude any influence of the menstrual cycle on the MCRI, five healthy women underwent three tests at different days of the menstrual cycle: menstruation period, late follicular pre-ovulatory phase and luteal phase, in random order. The MCRI, which was quite reproducible in a given subject, was not significantly modified by the menstrual cycle. In the premenopausal female population studied, the mean (+/- s.e.m.) MCRI normalized for body weight (kg) were 35.4 +/- 3.4, 24.7 +/- 1.8 and 14.0 +/- 1.0 ml/kg/min (P < 0.01) for anorectic subjects, healthy volunteers and obese patients, respectively. These differences were maintained when the MCRI was normalized according to corporeal surface (m2) (1018 +/- 75, 859 +/- 67, 638 +/- 40 ml/m2/min, P < 0.01) or lean body mass (kg) (37.1 +/- 3.4, 32.6 +/- 2.7 and 24.1 +/- 0.5 ml/kgLBM/min, P < 0.01), but disappeared when MCRI was expressed per kg of ideal body weight (24.6 +/- 2.2, 24.6 +/- 2.1 and 22.4 +/- 1.4 ml/kgIBW/min, n.s.).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailTwo silencing sub-domains of v-erbA synergize with each other, but not with RXR.
Martin, Bernd; Renkawitz, Rainer; Muller, Marc ULg

in Nucleic Acids Research (1994), 22(23), 4898-905

The thyroid hormone receptor (TR) and the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) induce gene expression in the presence of specific ligand and repress transcription in the absence of hormone. This repression is ... [more ▼]

The thyroid hormone receptor (TR) and the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) induce gene expression in the presence of specific ligand and repress transcription in the absence of hormone. This repression is mediated by an active silencing mechanism rather then by interference with DNA binding activators. V-erbA, a variant form of TR which is unable to bind hormone, represents a constitutive repressor. Here we show, using fusion proteins with the GAL4 DNA binding domain, that the minimal silencing domain of v-erbA extends from amino acids 389 to 632 and that internal deletions within this domain retain at least some repression function. Co-transfection experiments of different deletion mutants indicate that the silencing domain is composed of at least two sub-domains which are non-functional when tested individually. When combined in a heterodimeric complex, they synergize such that silencing activity is regained. In contrast to the retinoic acid receptor the retinoid X receptor does not contain a silencing domain. In addition it is unable to cooperate with the repression function of TR or v-erbA in a heterodimer. [less ▲]

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See detailAbnormal temporal patterns of glucose tolerance in obesity: relationship to sleep-related growth hormone secretion and circadian cortisol rhythmicity.
Van Cauter, E. V.; Polonsky, K. S.; Blackman, J. D. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1994), 79(6), 1797-805

To define the chronobiology of glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in obesity, nine obese men and nine lean men were studied during constant glucose infusion for 53 h, including 8 h of nocturnal sleep ... [more ▼]

To define the chronobiology of glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in obesity, nine obese men and nine lean men were studied during constant glucose infusion for 53 h, including 8 h of nocturnal sleep, 28 h of continuous wakefulness, and 8 h of daytime sleep. Blood samples were collected at 20-min intervals to assay glucose, insulin, C-peptide, cortisol, and GH. Sleep was polygraphically monitored. Abnormal temporal profiles of glucose regulation were observed during wakefulness and sleep in obese subjects. During daytime hours, the normal profile of glucose tolerance was reversed, as an improvement, rather than a deterioration, was observed from morning to late evening. This reversal of the daytime pattern appeared to be caused by a dual defect in glucose regulation during the previous night. Indeed, during early sleep, GH secretion was markedly reduced, and the nocturnal rises of glucose and insulin secretion were dampened. During late sleep, obese subjects failed to suppress insulin secretion and plasma glucose, resulting in high morning levels. Comparisons of metabolic and hormonal patterns during nocturnal and daytime sleep suggest that the failure to suppress insulin secretion in late sleep may reflect a relative insensitivity of the beta-cell to acute inhibitory effects of cortisol in addition to insulin resistance. [less ▲]

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See detailNuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy : insights into experimental septic shock
GILLES, R; CARLIER, PG; D'Orio, Vincenzo ULg

in Intensive Care Medicine (1994)

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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 detailAnti-LFA-1 (CD11a) monoclonal antibody interferes with the induction of neonatal tolerance to alloantigens
Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Gonzalez, A.; Revilla, C. et al

in European Journal of Immunology (1994), 24

The injection of (C57BL/6 x BALB/c)F1 spleen cells into newborn BALB/c mice results in the induction of a specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) tolerance to the alloantigens. On the contrary, alloreactive ... [more ▼]

The injection of (C57BL/6 x BALB/c)F1 spleen cells into newborn BALB/c mice results in the induction of a specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) tolerance to the alloantigens. On the contrary, alloreactive CD4+ T cells persist in the host and are still able to activate autoreactive F1 B cells to produce autoantibodies. This state of "split tolerance" is closely associated with the development of a lupus-like autoimmune syndrome. The LFA-1 integrin plays a relevant role in homing, intercellular adhesion and tranduction of co-stimulatory signals in leukocytes. Because of the beneficial effects of anti-LFA-1 monoclonal antibodies (mAb) treatment in various models of organ transplantation and autoimmune disease, we have investigated if such a treatment could interfere with the induction of neonatal tolerance or the development of the autoimmune syndrome in F1 cell-injected newborn mice. For this purpose, BALB/c mice neonatally injected with F1 cells were treated from day 1 up to day 15 with a non-cytotoxic anti-LFA-1 (CD11a) mAb. Anti-LFA-1 mAb treatment interfered with the persistence of a stable chimerism and with the establishment of CTL tolerance, as shown by rejection of allogeneic skin grafts and F1 B cells, and by a normal in vitro CTL activity against the corresponding alloantigens. As a consequence, these mice did not develop the characteristic autoimmune features seen in close association with an effective induction of CTL tolerance to alloantigens. These results stress the importance of the interactions between LFA-1 and its ligands during the neonatal induction of tolerance to alloantigens [less ▲]

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See detailHaemodynamic dysfunctions involved in experimental bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Journal of Experimental Animal Science (1994), 37

The present experiments were designed Co challenge, without the bias of anaesthesia, the previously reported statement that intratracheal administration of Pasteurella haemolvtica does not impair ... [more ▼]

The present experiments were designed Co challenge, without the bias of anaesthesia, the previously reported statement that intratracheal administration of Pasteurella haemolvtica does not impair haemodynamics in calves. Central venous, pulmonary arterial and capillary wedge and systemic arterial pressures were measured by fluid-filled catheters in 11 calves. Cardiac output was measured by the thermodilution technique, heart rate (HR) was derived from the ECG and stroke volume (SV), pulmonary and systemic vascular resistance were calculated. The haemodynamic values were measured hourly from the first to the tenth hour alter intratracheal inoculation of P. haemolytica. Cardiovascular response was marked and typically consisted of two hypotensive hypodynamic phases. The first, which occurred by the second hour after inoculation, consisted of a transient bradycardia and a systemic vasodilation leading to profound hypotension and reduced venous return. Cardiac performance then recovered, but systemic hypotension persisted and hypoxaemia developed. The second phase occurred by the seventh hour alter inoculation and was associated with a decline in SV, an increase in HR, and pulmonary hypertension. Three different degrees of cardiovascular dysfunctions were found, differing basically in the intensity of the first phase bradycardia and second phase reduction in SV and systemic arterial pressure, suggesting that experimental pneumonia produced by intratracheal instillation of P. haemolytica in calves results in distinct cardiovascular dysfunctions depending on the animal. Ignorance of the underlying haemodynamic status therefore precludes reliable interpretation of physiological as well as pharmacological results using this model of respiratory disease [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 detailOptimisation du plan parcellaire d'une exploitation agricole: une application de la theorie des graphes.
Dupont, Pascal ULg

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1994), 29(3),

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See detailA Consistent next-to-leading order QCD calculation of hadronic diffractive scattering
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Nguyen, Bao

in Nuclear Physics B (1994), 420

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See detailThe use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia.
Lefebvre, Pierre ULg; Scheen, André ULg

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1994), 24 Suppl 3

This paper reviews the use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia. In diet- or sulfonylurea-treated patients, acarbose may reduce the incidence of late postprandial hypoglycaemia. In ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews the use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia. In diet- or sulfonylurea-treated patients, acarbose may reduce the incidence of late postprandial hypoglycaemia. In insulin-treated patients, acarbose treatment usually requires reduction of the insulin dose; one study has shown that 100 mg acarbose at night significantly reduces the incidence of mid-evening and nocturnal hypoglycaemia. Several studies have suggested acarbose to be a useful adjunct to the management of reactive hypoglycaemia in the non-diabetic patients. Long-term prospective studies are still needed to document this last indication of acarbose or other alpha-glycosidase inhibitors. [less ▲]

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See detailLe paradis d'une ville au siècle de Louis XIV
George, Philippe ULg

in Annales du Cercle Hutois des Sciences et Beaux-Arts (1994), XLVIII

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See detailT-CELLS SKIN LYMPHOMA IN 3 DOGS
Gilbert, S.; Clercx, Cécile ULg; Jauniaux, Thierry ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138(8), 587-595

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See detailThe functional proof of the diaphragm's specific type of motor innervation in Ongulae
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Leroy, Pascal ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (1994), 426

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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 detailLe Marquis et les castrats. Note sur un tabou sadien
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Art&Fact (1994), 13

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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 detailSequence-Analysis Of A 40-Kb Dna Fragment From Chromosome-X Of Saccharomyces-Cerevisiae
Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Bolle, Pa.; Dion, C. et al

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

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See detailAsthme et hyperréactivité bronchique non spécifique
Louis, Renaud ULg; Kayembe, J. M.; Radermecker, Maurice ULg

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1994), 49(3-4), 148-57

Bronchial hyperresponsiveness is a hallmark of asthma although it can also be present, to a lesser extent, in other diseases. The level of bronchial responsiveness depends on immuno-inflammatory processes ... [more ▼]

Bronchial hyperresponsiveness is a hallmark of asthma although it can also be present, to a lesser extent, in other diseases. The level of bronchial responsiveness depends on immuno-inflammatory processes modifying the functional status of airway smooth muscle as well as the structure of the bronchial wall. The responsiveness toward a direct constricting pharmacological agent is poorly correlated to the one toward an indirect constricting agent or a physical stimulus which cause airway obstruction through a more complex mechanism. Transversal studies show a relationship between the severity of asthma and the level of methacholine airway responsiveness. Long term treatment with corticoids can reduce the bronchial hyperresponsiveness of asthmatics. [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 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 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 detailCompte rendu de The Brunner Collection of Medieval Art
George, Philippe ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (1994)

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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 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 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 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 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 detailEctopie cervicale du coeur chez un veau
Gabriel, Annick ULg; Vandeputte, Sébastien ULg; Rollin, Frédéric ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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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 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 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 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 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 detailPump up the volume! Mogelijkheid en onmogelijkheid van het manifest in postmoderne tijden
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in De Zingende Zaag (1994), (24-25), 102-123

This article reflects on the fact that manifests are a predominantly modernist genre. In postmodern times, manifests can only reappear as simulations or parodies.

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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 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 detailMBO en Aandeelhouder
Corhay, Albert ULg; Herst, Arthur; Tourani Rad, Alireza

in Bedrifskunde (1994), 4

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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 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 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 detailA new species of trametes from Papua New Guinea
Castillo Cabello, Gabriel ULg

in Mycotaxon (1994)

Trametes demoulinii from Papua New guinea is descrebed as new. The new taxon is closest to Trametes conchifer and Trametes membranacea, both from America and Trametes cingulata know in Africa and East ... [more ▼]

Trametes demoulinii from Papua New guinea is descrebed as new. The new taxon is closest to Trametes conchifer and Trametes membranacea, both from America and Trametes cingulata know in Africa and East Asia. In addition to basidiomata, cultural characters of the new species are described. [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 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 detailDirect n.m.r. evidence for substrate-induced conformational changes in a beta-lactamase.
Jamin, M.; Damblon, Christian ULg; Bauduin-Misselyn, A. M. et al

in Biochemical Journal (1994), 301 ( Pt 1)

Cefoxitin and other beta-lactam antibiotics with a methoxy group on the alpha-face behave as very poor substrates of the Bacillus licheniformis beta-lactamase. The kinetic properties of the enzyme ... [more ▼]

Cefoxitin and other beta-lactam antibiotics with a methoxy group on the alpha-face behave as very poor substrates of the Bacillus licheniformis beta-lactamase. The kinetic properties of the enzyme-cefoxitin system made it theoretically suitable for a detailed structural study of the acyl-enzyme. Unfortunately, soaking the crystals in cefoxitin solution did not allow detection of a crystalline acyl-enzyme complex. In contrast, direct observation by n.m.r. of the stable acyl-enzyme formed with cefoxitin and moxalactam indicated clear modifications of the enzyme structure, which were reflected in the aromatic and high-field methyl regions of the spectrum. The return to the initial free enzyme spectrum was concomitant with the hydrolysis of the acyl-enzyme, the process being slow enough to allow multidimensional n.m.r. experiments. [less ▲]

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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 detailPolitical Aesthetics: Cross-Cultural Desire and the Capitulation of Form in the Work of Kazuo Ishiguro and Salman Rushdie
Delrez, Marc ULg

in BELL. Belgian Essays on Language and Literature (1994)

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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 detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de Vincent de Gaulejac et d'Isabel Taboada Leonnetti: La lutte des places
Robert, Jocelyne ULg

in Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie (1994)

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See detailLes manifestations neurologiques de l'infection a Borrelia burgdorferi (maladie de Lyme).
PEPIN, Jean-Louis ULg; Bastings, Eric; Lenaerts, Marc ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(11), 603-10

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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 detailComparaison de plusieurs types d'unités d'échantillonnage dans la perspective d'un inventaire forestier régional.
Lecomte, H.; Hebert, Jacques ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Forestry Chronicle (1994), 70(3), 304-310

This study has been conducted in order to define the guidelines of a permanent forest inventory methodology that could applied to heterogenous forests located in the southern part of Belgium. Different ... [more ▼]

This study has been conducted in order to define the guidelines of a permanent forest inventory methodology that could applied to heterogenous forests located in the southern part of Belgium. Different types of sampling units generally used in European national inventories have been compared: fixed area sampling units (based upon 3 concentric circles), non fixed-area sampling units (Bitterlich plots using basal area factor of 2 and 4) and sampling units based upon a minimum number of trees (including nearly 15 measurable trees). In true conditions of application 259 sampling points have been selected according to a systematic rectangular grid (1.000 m x 500 m). Taking into account different criteria such as precision, cost and ease of use, the fixed-area sampling unit looks like the most adequate among the four types investigated. [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 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 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 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 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 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 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 detailLes enseignants dans l’expérience pédagogique d’éducation physique quotidienne en Communauté Française de Belgique. Perceptions et réactions
Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg; Ledent, Maryse et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 89-98

Même dans une démarche pédagogique centrée sur l'enfant, l'enseignant reste le principal décideur. C'est lui qui sélectionne le contenu qu'il considère le plus adéquat aux habiletés et qualités de l ... [more ▼]

Même dans une démarche pédagogique centrée sur l'enfant, l'enseignant reste le principal décideur. C'est lui qui sélectionne le contenu qu'il considère le plus adéquat aux habiletés et qualités de l'enfant, choisir les formes d'organisation, dirige l'interaction en classe et veille à l'établissement du climat de travail le plus favorables à l'épanouissement de l'élève. ... [less ▲]

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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 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 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 detailTraitement de données par le logiciel Minitab
Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Delvaux, A.

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

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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 detailDinant/Falmignoul: Abri du Pape
Noiret, Pierre ULg

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

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See detailRécidive post-opératoire de la maladie de Crohn après chirurgie curatrice
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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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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