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See detailNeuropeptides cutanés
Tassoudji, Nazli ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Les Nouvelles Dermatologiques (1994), 13

The neuropeptides act as mediators in the transmission of nervous influx and as messengers between the nervous system and other cell populations. The skin contains numerous neuropeptides which are ... [more ▼]

The neuropeptides act as mediators in the transmission of nervous influx and as messengers between the nervous system and other cell populations. The skin contains numerous neuropeptides which are involved in the regulation of inflammation, immunomodulation, and thermoregulation. Cutaneous trophicity, pigmentation, and to a lesser extent sebaccous secretions are also influenced by neuropeptides. This review describes the functions of the most important neuropeptides encountered at the level of the skin. [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 detailDe limite en frontière : le monde à la mesure de l'homme
Bachelet, Jean-François ULg

in Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie (1994), 3-4

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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 detailParametric Cubic Equations For Modeling Moldboard Plow Surfaces
Ravonison, Nm.; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in Soil & Tillage Research (1994), 31(4), 363-373

Mouldboard shape identification is needed to compare and analyse the performance of different plough bottoms. The paper presents a method for describing an existing mouldboard mathematically. The ... [more ▼]

Mouldboard shape identification is needed to compare and analyse the performance of different plough bottoms. The paper presents a method for describing an existing mouldboard mathematically. The technique used is based on a Bezier form of three dimensional parametric cubics and it focuses on an algorithm to improve the efficiency of approximation of a theoretical surface and the actual one. The method is well suited to describing mouldboard designs. [less ▲]

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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 detailCritical appraisal of pressure-frequency relation for estimation of diaphragm function in intact and conscious animals
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1994), 55(12), 1638-1646

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See detailPyoverdine production is not the sole trait involved in the biological control of soil diseases by Pseudomonas fluorescens ATCC 17400.
Jacques, Ph.; Cornelis, P.; Gaballa, A. et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1994), 102(B81),

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See detailFunctional Sites Of The Bovine Leukemia-Virus Envelope Glycoproteins Using Structural And Immunological Data
Callebaut, I.; Mornon, Jp.; Burny, A. et al

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

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See detailComparison of 125I and 3H testosterone radioimmunoassay methods in bovine serum
Miklos, M.; Renaville, Robert ULg; Tözser, J.

in Klin Kiserl Lab Med (1994), 22

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See detailCationic and secretory effects of BPDZ 44 and diazoxide in rat pancreatic islets
Antoine, M.-H.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Hermann, M. et al

in Experientia (1994), 50

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See detailHooliganisme: approches descriptives et explicatives, avec une attention particulière aux faits observés en Belgique
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Revue Internationale de Criminologie et de Police Technique (1994), 2

Etude du phénomène de violence dans les stades de football en Belgique avec une approche empirique des supporters et hooligans du Standard de Liège couplée avec une synthèse théorique des travaux anglo ... [more ▼]

Etude du phénomène de violence dans les stades de football en Belgique avec une approche empirique des supporters et hooligans du Standard de Liège couplée avec une synthèse théorique des travaux anglo-saxons. [less ▲]

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See detailEst-ce ainsi que les jeunes Belges lisent? Résultat d'une enquête internationale
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg; Lafontaine, Annette ULg

in Enjeux : Revue de Formation Continuée et de Didactique du Français (1994), 31(7), 31

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See detailCinétique de récupération fonctionnelle de la ventilation pulmonaire après pontage aortocoronaire
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Parisse, J.; Camus, G. et al

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

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See detailSerine-Type D-Ala-D-Ala Peptidases and Penicillin-Binding Proteins
Granier, Benoît; Jamin, Marc; Adam, Maggy et al

in Methods in Enzymology (1994), 244

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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 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 detailTheoretical Conformational-Analysis And Synthesis Of Analogs Of The Heptapeptide Antibiotic K-582-A
Decoen, Jl.; Wathelet, Bernard ULg; Demeuse, F. et al

in International Journal of Peptide and Protein Research (1994), 43(1),

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See detailEnergy Levels in Ar II
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Palmeri, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg et al

in Physical Review. A (1994), 49

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See detailCompte rendu de Mélanges Gabriel Sanders
George, Philippe ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (1994)

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See detailLes disparités et les dynamiques territoriales. Introduction méthodologique
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1994), (30), 5-14

This paper considers three kinds of methodological problems in the field of territorial dynamics and disparities. First of all, the definition of the concepts of disparity, dynamics and territory ... [more ▼]

This paper considers three kinds of methodological problems in the field of territorial dynamics and disparities. First of all, the definition of the concepts of disparity, dynamics and territory; secondly, the choice of spatial analysis levels, temporal limits and indicators and finally research into explanations. These are always very complicated and pratical despite the contribution of the major regional development theories and the new inquiries of regional science in the field of perceptions, networks and actors' roll. [less ▲]

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See detailDie Devon/Karbongrenze bei Stockum (Rheinisches Schiefergebirge).
Clausen, C.D.; Korn, D; Feist, R et al

in Geologie und Paläontologie in Westfalen (1994), 29

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See detailLe tamoxifene dans le traitement du cancer du sein
Charlier, Corinne ULg; Colin, Claude ULg; Merville, Marie-Paule ULg et al

in Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction (1994), 23(7), 751-6

Tamoxifen is the most often prescribed non steroidal antioestrogenic agent in the world for breast cancer. Worldwide collaboration. has centralized the results, of different trials throughout the world on ... [more ▼]

Tamoxifen is the most often prescribed non steroidal antioestrogenic agent in the world for breast cancer. Worldwide collaboration. has centralized the results, of different trials throughout the world on oral adjuvant therapy in the early stages of breast cancer. A significative regression of the tumour was observed in most cases. Moreover, recent epidemiological studies suggest that tamoxifen could prevent new contralateral primary tumours. The risk of the disease should thus be reduced by the prophylactic use of antioestrogens such as tamoxifen. Investigations using a variety of models have evaluated the effect of tamoxifen on tumour promotion and cell growth. Tamoxifen-induced growth inhibition is associated with major changes in biochemical events in cultured human breast cancer cells including cell proliferation or growth factor production. Growth inhibition of oestrogen-responsive human breast cancer cells is associated with an induced secretion of autoinhibitory polypeptides (TGF beta) and an antagonistic effect on the synthesis of proliferative proteins (TGF alpha,...). The first step in the mechanism of action of the drug is binding of tamoxifen to the oestrogen receptors. Development of resistance to tamoxifen treatment is a great problem in treatment of breast cancer patients and the mechanism of resistance will require further study: under the influence of the drug, tumours could become remodelled as selected subpopulations emerge resistant-tamoxifen. The fact that some breast cancers which are oestrogen receptor-negative respond to antioestrogen suggests that parallel but separate pathways for oestrogen and antioestrogen action may exist. This paper summarizes the results of the most recent studies concerning this promising drug. [less ▲]

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See detailHistoire naturelle des anévrysmes de l'aorte abdominale
SAKALIHASAN, Natzi ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(10), 545-52

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See detailLiège vue par une géographe
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Cahiers de Clio (1994), (120), 5-16

Présentation générale de Liège

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See detailPolylactide Microparticules Prepared by Double Emulsion/Evaporation Technique. I. Effect of Primary Emulsion Stability
Nihant; Schugens, Chantal; Grandfils, Christian ULg et al

in Pharmaceutical Research (1994), 11(10), 1479-1484

The process of microencapsulation of proteins by double emulsion-evaporation in a matrix of polylactide (PLA) can be divided into three successive steps: first, an aqueous solution of the active compound ... [more ▼]

The process of microencapsulation of proteins by double emulsion-evaporation in a matrix of polylactide (PLA) can be divided into three successive steps: first, an aqueous solution of the active compound is emulsified into an organic solution of the hydrophobic coating polymer; second, this primary water-in-oil (w/o) is dispersed in water with formation of a double water-oil-water emulsion (w/o/w), third, the organic solvent is removed with formation of solid microparticles. This paper focuses of the effect of primary emulsion stability on the morphology and properties of polylactide microparticles loaded with bovine serum albumin (BSA) used as model drug. [less ▲]

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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 detailSpecific DNA probes to detect Escherichia coli strains producing cytotoxic necrotising factor type 1 or type 2
Oswald, E.; Pohl, P.; Jacquemin, E. et al

in Journal of Medical Microbiology (1994), 40

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See detailTechnical Study of Some Major Parameters Influencing the Performances of an Aerosol Delivery Equipment Suitable for Calves
Genicot, Bruno; Peckova, M.; Close, Roland et al

in Veterinary Research (1994), 25(5), 468-77

Aerosol delivery equipment, suitable for the treatment of bovine respiratory dysfunctions and including 2 parallelly positioned jet nebulizers, was studied in depth in order to determine the optimal ... [more ▼]

Aerosol delivery equipment, suitable for the treatment of bovine respiratory dysfunctions and including 2 parallelly positioned jet nebulizers, was studied in depth in order to determine the optimal working conditions in the field. Indeed, some factors might reasonably alter the performance of this equipment. Among these factors, the influences of the parallel position of jet nebulizers (in order to accommodate the breathing requirements of the cattle and achieve a rapid treatment), of the long feed pipe delivering compressed air (in order to keep the animal away from the compressor unit), and finally of the ambient temperature were studied, this equipment being essentially used during the winter season. This equipment could accommodate the breathing needs of cattle weighing up to 225 kg if a pressure of 600 kPa was developed upstream to the nebulizers. The rate of atomization was significantly reduced when working at ambient air temperatures (272.25 K < T < 274.65 K) close to those encountered in winter. This was especially true when pressure upstream to the nebulizers did not exceed 500 kPa. The immersion of the feed pipe for compressed air in hot water led to an increase in the rate of atomization without raising evaporative water losses, and reduced the drop in temperature in the nebulizer solution. Finally, the rate of atomization significantly increased when the face mask including the nebulizers was maintained so that the nebulizers were in a vertical position or at an angle not less than 60 degrees with respect to the ground. [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 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 detailAnalyses de sols et gestion de l'espace
Bock, Laurent ULg

in Etude et Gestion des Sols (1994), 1(1), 23-33

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See detailA screening technique to isolate bacterial strains producing high molecular weight bacteriocins
Jabrane, A.; Destain, Jean-Pierre ULg; Compère, Philippe ULg et al

in Biotechnology Techniques (1994), 8(10), 751-754

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See detailLes spermatozoïdes ont-ils du nez ?
Vanderhaeghen, P.; Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Parmentier, M. et al

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

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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 detailANOMALOUS PERTURBATIVE TRANSPORT IN TOKAMAKS DUE TO DRIFT-ALVEN-WAVE TURBULENCE
Thoul, Anne ULg; SIMILON, P. L.; SUDAN, R. N.

in Physics of Plasmas (1994), 1(3), 601-608

The method developed in Thoul, Similon, and Sudan [Phys. Plasmas 1, 579 (1994)] is used to calculate the transport due to drift-Alfven-wave turbulence, in which electromagnetic effects such as the ... [more ▼]

The method developed in Thoul, Similon, and Sudan [Phys. Plasmas 1, 579 (1994)] is used to calculate the transport due to drift-Alfven-wave turbulence, in which electromagnetic effects such as the fluttering of the magnetic field lines are important. Explicit expressions are obtained for all coefficients of the anomalous transport matrix relating particle and heat fluxes to density and temperature gradients in the plasma. Although the magnetic terms leave the transport by trapped electrons unaffected, they are important for the transport by circulating electrons. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude du reservoir genetique de la legumineuse alimentaire Phaseolus lunatus L. par l'analyse electrophoretique d'isozymes.
Maquet, A.; Wathelet, Bernard ULg; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg

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

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See detailItinéraire d’une fable : le Loup et le Chien
Pietquin, Paul ULg; Dachy, Françoise; Debrux, Thomas et al

in Etudes Classiques (Namur, Belgium) (1994), 62

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See detailDo canine scalene and sternomastoid muscles play a role in breathing?
De Troyer, A.; Cappello, M.; Brichant, Jean-François ULg

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1994), 76(1), 242-52

To assess the respiratory function of the scalene and sternomastoid muscles in the dog, we studied the effect of graded increases in inspiratory airflow resistance and single-breath airway occlusion on ... [more ▼]

To assess the respiratory function of the scalene and sternomastoid muscles in the dog, we studied the effect of graded increases in inspiratory airflow resistance and single-breath airway occlusion on the electrical activity of these muscles in 18 supine anesthetized spontaneously breathing animals. The sternomastoids never showed any activity, and the scalenes showed some inspiratory activity during occlusion in only two animals. The adoption of the prone position and bilateral cervical vagotomy did not affect this pattern. Hypercapnia also did not elicit any sternomastoid activity and induced scalene inspiratory activity during occlusion in only four of nine animals. On microscopic examination, however, both muscles were found to contain large numbers of spindles, suggesting that they have the capacity to respond to stretch. In addition, with increases in inspiratory resistance, both the sternum and ribs were displaced in the caudal direction. As a result, the scalenes demonstrated a gradual inspiratory lengthening and the normal inspiratory lengthening of the sternomastoids was accentuated. Additional studies in three unanesthetized animals showed consistent activity in the scalene and sternomastoid muscles during movements of the trunk and neck but no activity during breathing, including occluded breathing. These observations thus indicate that the alpha-motoneurons of the scalene and sternomastoid muscles in the dog have very small central respiratory drive potentials with respect to their critical firing threshold. In this animal, these muscles do not have a significant respiratory function. [less ▲]

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See detailObservations de coupes dans la terrasse T3 dans la vallée du Niger en aval de Niamey
Willems, Luc ULg; Bergoing, Jean-Pierre

in Revue de Géographie Alpine (1994), 5

Dans la région de Niamey, l'étendue et le nombre d'affleurements du complexe T3, appelé aussi terrasse moyenne, permettent de dresser une chronologie relative des événements climatiques survenus dans la ... [more ▼]

Dans la région de Niamey, l'étendue et le nombre d'affleurements du complexe T3, appelé aussi terrasse moyenne, permettent de dresser une chronologie relative des événements climatiques survenus dans la région durant son édification. Une étude systématique révèle une grande diversité dans les dépôts souvent assimilable aux variations locales de sédimentation. Cependant, cinq épisodes majeurs dans l'édification du complexe peuvent être dégagés et correspondent à autant de fluctuations climatiques durant une période qui s'étendrait de 20 000 à 12 000 BP. La découverte et l'observation de diaclases ainsi que des phénomènes de soutirage dans les dépôts pléistocènes montrent le rôle important qu'a pu jouer la fracturation du socle birrimien sur l'ensemble de la morphologie actuelle de la région de Niamey, en particulier sur le réseau hydrographique. [less ▲]

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See detailWorking memory in Down's syndrome: Training the rehearsal strategy
Comblain, Annick ULg

in Down's Syndrome, Research and Practice : The Journal of the Sarah Duffen Centre (1994), 2(3), 123-126

This study reports on the verbal short term memory skills of individuals with Down's syndrome and on the possibility of increasing memory span durably by using a rehearsal strategy

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See detailLe passage à la paternité: une approche clinique
Naziri, Despina ULg; Dragonas, Th.

in Psychiatrie de l'Enfant (La) (1994), 37(2), 601-629

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See detailLe diabète insipide central : l'étiologie n'est pas toujours évidente
Geenen, Vincent ULg

in Actualité Médicale Belge (1994), 444

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See detailThymus Involvement in Murine Acquired Immunodeficiency (Maids)
Colombi, Sonia; Deprez, Manuel ULg; de Leval, Laurence ULg et al

in Thymus (1994), 23(1), 27-37

Due to self-renewal of the peripheral pool of T-cells, adult thymectomy has normally little influence on immunocompetence. However, thymus might play a more important role in the setting of viral-induced ... [more ▼]

Due to self-renewal of the peripheral pool of T-cells, adult thymectomy has normally little influence on immunocompetence. However, thymus might play a more important role in the setting of viral-induced cytopathic effects on T-cells in the periphery. Therefore, thymus weight, cell numbers, and subset distribution were sequentially analysed after infection with RadLV-Rs, a viral mixture known to induce murine retrovirus induced immunodeficiency (MAIDS). Infection induced thymic atrophy (concerning organ weight as well as total cell number) which culminated seven weeks after inoculation. The atrophic process mostly reflected the depletion of double positive CD4+ CD8+ cells since their proportion sharply decreased around week 6. Single positive T-cells were less affected by the process. The proportion of B-cells progressively increased. Surprisingly, there was a strong correlation between the extent of atrophy and the frequency of B-cells in the thymus. Finally, an abnormal CD4+ T-cell subset lacking Thy-1 and previously described in the periphery also appeared in the thymus and its frequency was strongly correlated with the expansion of B-cells in this organ. [less ▲]

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See detailPhenotypic heterogeneity of the fibroblast-like cells in the dermis
Pierard-Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Fazaa, B.; Benzarti, H. et al

in Giornale Internazionale di Dermatologia Pediatrica (1994), 6(1), 7-13

The fibroblast-like cell population of the dermis is heterogeneous. The name "fibroblast" appears to be out-dated and should be replaced by terms reflecting with precision the immunophenotype of the cells ... [more ▼]

The fibroblast-like cell population of the dermis is heterogeneous. The name "fibroblast" appears to be out-dated and should be replaced by terms reflecting with precision the immunophenotype of the cells. Among them, dendrocytes type I (Factor XIIIa - positive) and dendrocytes type II (CD34 - positive) are involved in a wealth of pathologic conditions. [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 detailControl of the Illegal Administration of Natural Steroid Hormones in the Plasma of Bulls and Heifers
Scippo, Marie-Louise ULg; Degand, Guy ULg; Duyckaerts, Anne et al

in Analyst (1994), 119(12), 2639-44

In the context of the control of the illegal administration of natural steroid hormones in cattle husbandry, an attempt was made to establish the decision levels for sex steroid hormones in the plasma of ... [more ▼]

In the context of the control of the illegal administration of natural steroid hormones in cattle husbandry, an attempt was made to establish the decision levels for sex steroid hormones in the plasma of adult cattle, taking into account the effect of the treatment. Bulls and heifers were treated with two injections, at a two week interval, of an estradiol-testosterone cocktail. Steroid hormone and biochemical precursor concentrations were measured in plasma samples by using specific radioimmunoassays, before and after the treatment. When the treatment significantly (p < 0.05) modified a hormone concentration, a decision level was established for that hormone concentration. At each decision level, a score was assigned that represented the percentage of treated animals detected when the decision limit was applied. For heifers, 17 beta-estradiol and testosterone concentrations in plasma, which increased after the treatment, are the best criteria to use to detect treated animals, with decision limits of 20 pg ml-1 and 125 pg ml-1, respectively. In the instance of bulls, both testosterone and steroid biochemical precursor concentrations decreased in the plasma after the treatment. We proposed decision limits of 1500 pg ml-1 and 28 pg ml-1 for testosterone and androstenedione concentrations, respectively, the bulls displaying concentrations below these limits being positive. We observed that the repetition of the injection increased the score of the decision limit. The scores for testosterone are 70%, 14d after the first injection and 100% 14 d after the second injection, and for androstenedione, these scores are 60 and 100%, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailUtilisation des moules comme bioindicateurs de la pollution en métaux lourds du littoral belge
Gobert, Sylvie ULg; Langer, Alain; Daemers-Lambert, Claire et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 63(1-2), 203-210

From 1991 till 1993, a study of the Belgian coast pollution by heavy metals using Mytilus edulis as a bioindicator was performed. The Pb, Cr, Cu and Ti concentrations decreased from 1987 till 1991 but ... [more ▼]

From 1991 till 1993, a study of the Belgian coast pollution by heavy metals using Mytilus edulis as a bioindicator was performed. The Pb, Cr, Cu and Ti concentrations decreased from 1987 till 1991 but then remained unchanged till 1993. Cd contamination is increasing from 1987. Hg, whose concentration had been shown to decrease from 1975 to 1991, now reaches the same values as in 1986. The O/N measurements performed on the mussels suggest an increase of the general pollution level of the Belgian coast. However, feeding, spawning and detoxification processes are also able to influence the O/N ratio and should be taken into account in the framework of a global assessment of the pollution level of the Belgian coast [less ▲]

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See detailLes transplantations de cellules de Schwann syngéniques dans les lésions médullaires: résultats, limitations et perspectives
Martin, Didier ULg

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1994), 149(5-7), 279-89289-91

After a central nervous system (CNS) injury, there is only an "abortive regeneration" of axons, while injured axons regenerate vividly in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). This difference is due, at ... [more ▼]

After a central nervous system (CNS) injury, there is only an "abortive regeneration" of axons, while injured axons regenerate vividly in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). This difference is due, at least in part, to the existence in the periphery of Schwann cells and of growth promoting proteins they synthetize. One strategy to promote regrowth of central axons can be therefore, to modify (i.e. "peripheralize") the microenvironment by transplanting biologically active Schwann cells into the lesion site. In a rat model of traumatic paraplegia by inflation of a subdural microballoon, we performed syngeneic transplants of Schwann cells. These cells are cultured from adult dorsal root ganglia and can be kept in vitro for several months. They are transplanted in the injured spinal cord. The grafted Schwann cells are well integrated in the host tissue without detectable inflammatory reaction. Cystic cavitation and astrogliosis are reduced in grafted animals as compared to injured, non-grafted animals. The transplant is invaded by abundant, mainly unmyelinated axons which are immunoreactive for substance P, VIP or CGRP, i.e. transmitters known to be present in DRG afferents. Supraspinal afferents containing 5HT, TH or CCK accumulate at the rostral margin of the graft. Experimental procedures trying to stimulate the invasion of the graft by descending fibers, i.e. by inducing a chemoattraction are therefore of crucial importance for functional recovery. [less ▲]

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See detailChoix d'une nouvelle variete pour les zones cotonnieres meridionales du Zaire. Resultats des essais varietaux preliminaires.
Mergeai, Guy ULg; Ndungo, V.; Folo, A. et al

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1994), 29(4),

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See detailHIGH-RESOLUTION SPECTRA OF JUPITER NORTHERN AURORAL ULTRAVIOLET EMISSION WITH THE HUBBLE-SPACE-TELESCOPE
TRAFTON, L. M.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Munhoven, Guy ULg et al

in Astrophysical Journal (1994), 421(2), 816-827

The first spectroscopic observations of planetary aurora with the HST are reported. These include spectral regions centered on the H-2 Lyman and Werner bands of a region of Jupiter's northern aurora. The ... [more ▼]

The first spectroscopic observations of planetary aurora with the HST are reported. These include spectral regions centered on the H-2 Lyman and Werner bands of a region of Jupiter's northern aurora. The observations were made with the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (GHRS) using the Large Science Aperture as part of a campaign to study Jupiter at the time of the Ulysses flyby. The individual rotational-vibrational bands are resolved and the observed emissions are essentially all from H-2. A rotational-vibrational temperature for H-2 of 530 +/- 100 K is derived, a value significantly less than the 850-1100 K reported for Jovian H-3(+) in the near-infrared but consistent with the temperature reported for fundamental-band quadrupole H-2 emission. Comparison with the Faint Object Camera (FOC) images shows that the observed region was not one of the hot spots of the aurora. The results are interpreted in terms of electron impact excitation of H-2 from secondary particles generated by primaries precipitating into Jupiter's atmosphere from the magnetosphere. In the region of the aurora observed, the homopause level is found to be significantly hotter but not necessarily higher than observed at nonauroral latitudes. The equatorial H-2 dayglow spectrum was also detected; its intensity was 3.2 kR or 13% of the strength of the observed auroral emission. [less ▲]

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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 detailA TEF-1 binding motif that interacts with a placental protein is important for the transcriptional activity of the hCS-B enhancer
Jacquemin, P.; Oury, Cécile ULg; Belayew, A. et al

in DNA & Cell Biology (1994), 13(10), 1037-45

The transcriptional activity of the human placental lactogen genes (choriosomatomammotropic hormone, hCS) is controlled by tissue-specific enhancers located 4 kb downstream from their respective origins ... [more ▼]

The transcriptional activity of the human placental lactogen genes (choriosomatomammotropic hormone, hCS) is controlled by tissue-specific enhancers located 4 kb downstream from their respective origins of transcription. The hCS-B enhancer is the strongest; its activity is mediated by synergism between two protein-binding sites (DF-3 and DF-4). The DF-4 site possesses a potential binding sequence for TEF-1, a known transcription factor. In this paper, we show by electrophoretic mobility-shift assays and antibody supershift experiments that TEF-1 does not bind to site DF-4. Mutations in the TEF-1-like binding motif of site DF-4 prevent formation of the DNA-protein complex, called complex f, in the presence of placental JEG-3 cell extracts. When HeLa cell extracts are used, another complex (complex c) is also affected. In transient expression experiments, TKCAT constructs linked to this mutated DF-4 site exhibit greatly reduced transcriptional activity when introduced into JEG-3 cells. Some cell lines contain both protein c and protein f (the proteins forming complexes c and f); when transfected, these lines display reduced DF-4-driven activity, suggesting that the two proteins could compete for the same DF-4 sequence. We conclude that protein f is important for the placenta-specific activity of the hCS-B enhancer. By UV cross-linking, we show that protein f is actually three polypeptides ranging in size from about 12 to 21 kD. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Formation de Pepinster dans le Synclinorium de Verviers, entre Perpinster et Eupen (Belgique)-Contexte structural et stratigraphique
Dejonghe, L; Steemans, Philippe ULg

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1994), 117

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See detailMR1325693,Huang, Hou-Cheng and Usmani, Asif S.,Finite element analysis for heat transfer
Rochus, Pierre ULg

in Mathematical Reviews [=MR] (1994)

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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 detailModular mutagenesis of a TIM-barrel enzyme: the crystal structure of a chimeric E. coli TIM having the eighth beta alpha-unit replaced by the equivalent unit of chicken TIM
Kishan, Radha; Zeelen, Ph. Johan; Noble, Martin E.M. et al

in Protein Engineering (1994), 7(8), 945-51

The crystal structure of a hybrid Escherichia coli triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) has been determined at 2.8 A resolution. The hybrid TIM (ETIM8CHI) was constructed by replacing the eighth beta alpha ... [more ▼]

The crystal structure of a hybrid Escherichia coli triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) has been determined at 2.8 A resolution. The hybrid TIM (ETIM8CHI) was constructed by replacing the eighth beta alpha-unit of E. coli TIM with the equivalent unit of chicken TIM. This replacement involves 10 sequence changes. One of the changes concerns the mutation of a buried alanine (Ala232 in strand 8) into a phenylalanine. The ETIM8CHI structure shows that the A232F sequence change can be incorporated by a side-chain rotation of Phe224 (in helix 7). No cavities or strained dihedrals are observed in ETIM8CHI in the region near position 232, which is in agreement with the observation that ETIM8CHI and E.coli TIM have similar stabilities. The largest CA (C-alpha atom) movements, approximately 3 A, are seen for the C-terminal end of helix 8 (associated with the outward rotation of Phe224) and for the residues in the loop after helix 1 (associated with sequence changes in helix 8). From the structure it is not clear why the kcat of ETIM8CHI is 10 times lower than in wild type E.coli TIM. [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 detailCompte rendu de The Brunner Collection of Medieval Art
George, Philippe ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (1994)

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See detailEloge de Marcel Migeotte (1912-1992)
Biémont, Emile ULg

in Bulletin de la Classe des Sciences. Académie Royale de Belgique (1994), V(6), 271-278

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See detailIdentification Of Functional-Sites On Bovine Leukemia-Virus Envelope Glycoproteins Using Structural And Immunological Data
Callebaut, I.; Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Burny, A. et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1994), 222(2),

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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 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 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 detailCharacterization of a single strong tissue-specific enhancer downstream from the three human genes encoding placental lactogen
Jacquemin, Patrick; Oury, Cécile ULg; Peers, Bernard ULg et al

in Molecular & Cellular Biology (1994), 14(1), 93-103

The human genes coding for growth hormone (hGH) and placental lactogen (choriosomatomammotropic hormone [hCS]) are clustered on chromosome 17 in the following order: 5' hGH-N hCS-L hCS-A hGH-V hCS-B 3 ... [more ▼]

The human genes coding for growth hormone (hGH) and placental lactogen (choriosomatomammotropic hormone [hCS]) are clustered on chromosome 17 in the following order: 5' hGH-N hCS-L hCS-A hGH-V hCS-B 3'. So far, a single placenta-specific enhancer has been identified in the locus, 2 kb downstream from the hCS-B gene, and shown to comprise one in vitro binding site for a nuclear protein. We here provide evidence that the hCS-B enhancer is more complex: (i) protection against DNase I digestion in the 3' flanking region of the hCS-B gene reveals four binding sites (DF-1, DF-2, DF-3, and DF-4) for nuclear proteins from either placental or HeLa cells, and (ii) placenta-specific enhancer activity can be fully exerted in transient expression experiments by a 126-bp fragment comprising the DF-3 and DF-4 protein-binding sites. By dissecting this region, we show that enhancer activity is mediated by a synergy between DF-3 and DF-4. Competitions with various oligonucleotides in footprinting and gel retardation experiments indicate that the same protein or set of proteins, different in HeLa and placenta cell nuclei, interacts with sites DF-2, DF-3, and DF-4. We also studied the regions of the hCS-L and hCS-A genes which are highly similar to the hCS-B enhancer. Although they each present the same four protein-binding sites, they exhibit only minor enhancer activity. [less ▲]

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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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See detailLa châsse de saint Remacle à Stavelot : étude des éléments décoratifs
Van den Bossche, Benoît ULg

in Bulletin de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Beaux-Arts (1994), V(1-6), 109-149

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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 detailLaparoscopic adrenalectomy in pheochromocytoma and Cushing's syndrome. Reflections about two case reports.
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Joris, Jean ULg; Hamoir, Etienne ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1994), 94(6), 301-6

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is possible as well on the left as on the right side using a percutaneous transabdominal approach. The exposure of the glands seems better than it could be achieved with an open ... [more ▼]

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is possible as well on the left as on the right side using a percutaneous transabdominal approach. The exposure of the glands seems better than it could be achieved with an open method. In combination with intraoperative infusion of nicardipine, a calcium-channel blocker, the laparoscopic removal of a pheochromocytoma was performed safely and under stable conditions. In case of Cushing's syndrome, the laparoscopic approach reduces the problems related to poor healing. In all cases of laparoscopic adrenalectomy, this approach could offer the clear advantages of smaller incisions, reduced postoperative pain and incisional discomfort as well as complications related to large and invasive procedure and finally allows quicker recovery. Moreover, conversion to open surgery remains always possible, if needed. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrostructural study of a zinc-aluminium-copper alloy after thermal treatment at 100°C and creep
Terziev, L.; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Wegria, J.

in Zeitschrift für Metallkunde (1994), 85[9]

The creep behaviour of the ternary Zn—A1—Cu alloy after thermal treatment at ioo oc has been studied. The applied creep stress does flot modify clearly the transition phases (OL, T% ‘11m) appearing during ... [more ▼]

The creep behaviour of the ternary Zn—A1—Cu alloy after thermal treatment at ioo oc has been studied. The applied creep stress does flot modify clearly the transition phases (OL, T% ‘11m) appearing during isothermal ageing. During the creep test, the formation of an important density of defects resuits in the precipitation of T’ and O’ particles. The quantity of these phases depends on the creep conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors influencing between-laboratory variability of C-reactive protein results as evidenced by the Belgian External Quality Assessement (EQA) Scheme
Devleeschouwer, N.; Libeer, J. C.; Chapelle, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation (1994), 54(6), 435-40

Based on results from the Belgian External Quality Assessment (EQA) Scheme, we studied the main factors affecting the between-laboratory variation of C-reactive protein determination. Participants using ... [more ▼]

Based on results from the Belgian External Quality Assessment (EQA) Scheme, we studied the main factors affecting the between-laboratory variation of C-reactive protein determination. Participants using homogeneous systems with several calibration points generally achieved better performance. Working temperatures influenced the results to a lesser extent. The present study stresses the importance for EQA organizers to collect more detailed information about CRP analytical methods used by the participants. It also suggests that manufacturers should be more involved in the management of quality, in particular by striving for standardization of the material (kit and calibrator) they produce for CRP assay. [less ▲]

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See detailGestion d'un épisode de peste porcine classique en Belgique
Vanthemsche, P.; Saegerman, Claude ULg

in Epidémiologie et Santé Animale (1994), 26

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See detailLa monadologie, une théorie de la communication basée sur l'opacité?
Bouquiaux, Laurence ULg

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

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See detailAnalysis methodology, experimental investigation and computer optimization of a passive solar commercial building in the Belgian climate
Andre, Philippe ULg; Nicolas, Jacques ULg; Rivez, Jean-François et al

in Solar Energy (1994), 52(1), 9-25

The Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise (FUL) building (completed in 1986) has been selected as a Belgian candidate for participation in the IEA (International Energy Agency) Task XI project devoted ... [more ▼]

The Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise (FUL) building (completed in 1986) has been selected as a Belgian candidate for participation in the IEA (International Energy Agency) Task XI project devoted to passive solar commercial buildings. Therefore, an evaluation methodology has been set up and a monitoring plan has been defined and performed. Together with this experimental investigation, intensive computer simulation work has defined an optimized design of the building. The main results show that the recorded performance can be improved to an extent of 15% energy savings, which yields a correct performance for a passive solar building in the temperate maritime Belgian climate. [less ▲]

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See detailBénard-Marangoni instability in a viscoelastic Jeffreys' fluid layer
Lebon, Georgy ULg; Parmentier, Patrice; Teller, O. et al

in Rheologica Acta (1994), 33(4), 257-266

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See detailNote sous l'arrêt de la CJCE du 19 janvier 1994, Eurocontrol
Partsch, Philippe-Emmanuel ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux Droit Européen (1994)

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See detailNatural-Convection Above Line Heat-Sources In Greenhouse Canopies
Aubinet, Marc ULg; Deltour, Jules

in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (1994), 37(12),

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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 detailConflits collectifs et recours juridictionnels
Kefer, Fabienne ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux (1994)

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See detailTopographic forcing of the circulation of LIW in the Western Mediterranean
Alvarez, A.; Tintoré, J.; Holloway, G. et al

in Coastal Estuarine Studies (1994), 46

Circulation of the Western Mediterranean has been inferred from tracer properties and is the object of numerical modelling studies (eg., Beckers, 1991). The path of the Levantine Intermediate Water (LIW ... [more ▼]

Circulation of the Western Mediterranean has been inferred from tracer properties and is the object of numerical modelling studies (eg., Beckers, 1991). The path of the Levantine Intermediate Water (LIW), thought o be a buoyancy forced flow, provides an indicator of mid-depth circulation (Millot, 1987b). However, modelling studies which include buoyancy forcing appear to misrepresent the flow of LIW. We have used the 'GFDL Modular Ocean Model' (MOM) to explore the suggestion of Holloway (1992) that subgridscale eddy-topography interaction may be responsible for such systematic defects. We have executed MOM with and without the parametrization of the eddytopography interaction. The different results are compared with circulation inferred from observational data. [less ▲]

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See detailPole, albedo and shape of the minor planets 624 Hektor and 43 Ariadne: Two tests for comparing four different pole determination methods
Detal, Alain ULg; Hainaut, O.; Pospieszalska-Surdej, A. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1994), 281

Asteroids 624 Hektor and 43 Ariadne have been observed photometrically at the European Southern Observatory (La Silla, Chile) in order to determine their pole orientation. The lightcurves (1984 and 1991 ... [more ▼]

Asteroids 624 Hektor and 43 Ariadne have been observed photometrically at the European Southern Observatory (La Silla, Chile) in order to determine their pole orientation. The lightcurves (1984 and 1991 oppositions for Hektor, and 1985 for Ariadne) are presented. Some of the traditional pole determination methods have been improved, and completely original ones have been developed. They are described and applied to the newly recorded and previously published light curves. The results are commented and compared with previous ones. In addition to the pole orientation, we also derive some information on the shape or the albedo distribtuion of the objects. With the aim of optimizing future observations of these asteroids, we present some graphs showing the best longitudes where they should be measured. Finally, we suggest some improvements in the pole determination and modeling methods based upon photometric data. [less ▲]

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See detailPresence of gd TcR+ Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) in One Case of Pediatric Osteogenic Sarcoma
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Jacobs, Nathalie ULg; Hoyoux, Claire ULg et al

in International Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (1994)

To characterize ab and gd TcR expression in cultured TILs from a metastatic osteogenic sar- coma.Patient and methods: TILs were isolated from a lung metastasis of an osteogenic sarcoma in a 16- year-old ... [more ▼]

To characterize ab and gd TcR expression in cultured TILs from a metastatic osteogenic sar- coma.Patient and methods: TILs were isolated from a lung metastasis of an osteogenic sarcoma in a 16- year-old female patient. Culture conditions were IL- 2 and anti-CD3 MoAb+IL-2. TcR expression and surface phenotype were studied by flow cytometry. 4h-chromium release assays were used to assess cytotoxicity. Results:IL-2-expanded tumor infiltrating T-lym- phocytes contained 50% gd TcR+ cells whereas gd TcR+ cells represented 20% of T-cells in cultures expanded with anti-CD3 MoAb+IL-2. The phenotype of gd TcR+ cells was CD3+, CD16-, CD4-, CD8-, and CD29+. AnH-CD3 MoAb + IL-2-expanded TILs mediated a significant lysis of thé autologous tumor and of an allogeneic lymphoma and displayed a higher activity against thé NK-sensitive target K562. In cold target experiments, unlabeled autol- ogous tumor cells blocked thé lysis of K562, indicating that MHC-unrestricted effectors were involved in thé lysis of both targets. Conclusions: This report demonstrates thé ex- pansion of large numbers of gd TcR+ T-cells after short-term culture of TILs from a metastatic os- teosarcoma. Further studies are needed to déter- mine thé role of gd TcR+ cells in host immune responses directed against this tumor. [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 detailPreliminary of observations on oribatid mites of riparian soils in Uruguay
Sarasola, M.; Vera, H.; Wauthy, G. et al

in Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royale Belge d’Entomologie = Bulletin en Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie (1994), 130

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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 detailPhylogenetic relationships among filamentous helical cyanobacteria investigated on the basis of 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence analysis
Nelissen, Bart; Wilmotte, Annick ULg; Neefs, Jean-Marc et al

in Systematic & Applied Microbiology (1994), 17

The cyanobacterial genera Spirulina and Arthrospira are both characterized by helical trichomes but their taxonomy is controversial and a phylogenetic study is necessary. The sequence of the 16S rRNA gene ... [more ▼]

The cyanobacterial genera Spirulina and Arthrospira are both characterized by helical trichomes but their taxonomy is controversial and a phylogenetic study is necessary. The sequence of the 16S rRNA gene and the spacer between the 16S and 23S rRNA genes (ITS) was determined for three filamentous coiled cyanobacteria: Spirulina PCC 6313, Arthrospira PCC 7345 and Arthrospira PCC 8005. A distance tree based on the 16S rRNA sequences was constructed using the neighbor-joining method. This tree shows that the two Arthrospira strains are not closely related to the Spirulina strain but belong to a cluster of strains assigned to the genera Oscillatoria, Lyngbya, and Microcoleus. The strain Spirulina PCC 6313 belongs to a branching containing unicellular cyanobacteria. For the two Arthrospira strains, the sequenced ITS region contains the tRNA(Ile) and tRNA(Ala) genes, whereas the spacer region of strain Spirulina PCC 6313 contains only the tRNA(Ile) gene. [less ▲]

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See detailPlasmids for heavy metal resistance in Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34: Mechanisms and applications
Collard, Jean-Marc; Corbisier, Philippe; Diels, Ludo et al

in FEMS Microbiology Reviews (1994), 14

Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34 is the main representative of a group of strongly related strains (mostly facultative chemolithotrophs) that are well adapted to environments containing high levels of heavy ... [more ▼]

Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34 is the main representative of a group of strongly related strains (mostly facultative chemolithotrophs) that are well adapted to environments containing high levels of heavy metals. It harbors the megaplasmids pMOL28 and pMOL30 which carry resistance determinants to Co2+, Ni2+, CrO42-, Hg2+, Tl+, Cd2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+. Among the best characterized determinants are the cnr operon (resistance to Co, Ni) an pMOL28 and the czc operon on pMOL30 (resistance to Co, Cd and Zn). Although the two systems reveal a significant degree of amino acid similarity in the structural genes, the regulation of the operons is different. The resistance mechanism in both cases is based on efflux. The efflux mechanism leads to a pH increase outside of the cytoplasmic membrane. Metals are sequestered from the external medium through the bioprecipitation of metal carbonates formed in the saturated zone around the cell. This latter phenomenon can be exploited in bioreactors designed to remove metals from effluents. The bacteria are immobilized on composite membranes in a continuous tubular membrane reactor (CTMR). The effluent continuously circulates through the intertubular space, while the external surface of the tubes is in contact with the growth medium. Metal crystals are eventually removed by the effluent stream and collected on a glass bead column. The system has been applied to effluents containing Cd, Zn, Co, Ni and Cu. By introducing catabolic plasmids involved in the aerobic degradation of PCBs and 2,4-D into metal-resistant A. eutrophus strains, the application range was widened to include effluents polluted with both organic and inorganic substances. Biosensors have been developed which are based on the fusion of genes induced by metals to a reporter system, the lux operon of Vibrio fischeri. Bacterial luciferases produce light through the oxidation of fatty aldehydes. The gene fusions are useful both for the study of regulatory genes and for the determination of heavy metal concentrations in the environment. [less ▲]

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See detailConfrontation anatomo-clinique: a propos de deux cas de meningite bacterienne.
Deprez, Manuel ULg; Van Den Brule, Justine ULg; Degauque, C. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(11), 615-20

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See detailEvaluation of agents used in osteoporosis: What are the needs ?
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis Japan (1994), 2

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See detailArt et technique
Duchesne, Jean-Patrick ULg

in Art&fact (1994), 13

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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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