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See detailTwo rare European Ephemerum species (Bryophita): E. cohaerens rediscovered near Strasbourg (France) and E. stellatum new to Belgium
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Stieperaere, H.; Klein, J.-P.

in Belgian Journal of Botany (1996), 129

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See detailThe Ovine Callipyge Locus: A Paradigm Illustrating the Importance of Non-Mendelian Genetics in Livestock
Georges, Michel ULg; Cockett, N.

in Reproduction Nutrition Development (1996), 36(6), 651-7

An inheritable muscular hypertrophy was recently described in sheep and shown to be determined by the callipyge (CLPG) gene mapped to ovine chromosome 18. We demonstrate in this work that the callipyge ... [more ▼]

An inheritable muscular hypertrophy was recently described in sheep and shown to be determined by the callipyge (CLPG) gene mapped to ovine chromosome 18. We demonstrate in this work that the callipyge phenotype is characterized by a non-Mendelian inheritance pattern, referred to as polar overdominance, in which only heterozygous individuals having inherited the CLPG mutation from their sire express the phenotype. The possible role of parental imprinting in the determinism of polar overdominance is envisaged. [less ▲]

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See detailNouveaux developpements en selection animale.
Burny, A.; Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Renaville, Robert ULg

in Agricontact (1996), (287),

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See detailLe Rohypnol, une drogue dure amnésiante : résultats d'une recherche en médecine de famille
Jamoulle, Marc ULg

in Psychotropes : Revue Internationale des Toxicomanies et des Addictions (1996), 2(2), 53-66

Objectifs : Etudier le profil de l'usage de médicaments chez les toxicomanes à l'héroïne Sujets et méthodes : 89 héroïnomanes, enrôlés dans un programme de maintenance par la méthadone en médecine de ... [more ▼]

Objectifs : Etudier le profil de l'usage de médicaments chez les toxicomanes à l'héroïne Sujets et méthodes : 89 héroïnomanes, enrôlés dans un programme de maintenance par la méthadone en médecine de famille, ont fait l'objet d'une enquête. Les patients pharmacophiles et leurs préférences ont été identifiés par questionnaire. L'enregistrement d'interviews face à face semistructurés a permis de mettre en évidence le profil de 56 patients ainsi que le tableau clinique résultant de l'abus de médicament. Une revue bibliographique et une investigations auprès de praticiens de différents pays renforcent l'étude. Résultats : 60%(53/89) des consultants ont abusé de médicaments au moins une fois. Le Rohypnol™ (Flunitrazépam), un hypnotique puissant, est placé en premier choix comme succédané de l'héroïne par 66% de ces utilisateurs abusifs. " Etre en Roche " est une expression utilisée par les toxicomanes euxmêmes pour désigner le tableau clinique consécutif à la prise diurne d'un ou plusieurs (jusqu'à 30 c à 2mg par jour) comprimés de Rohypnol™, associé ou non à l'alcool. Un comprimé de Rohypnol™est appelé un " Roche " et un utilisateur compulsif un " Rocheman ". Le tableau clinique est caractérisé par un état d'obnubilation ( « Etre ravagé, pété, mort »), une dysarthrie, une sensation d'invincibilité, une perte d'inhibition avec possible passage à l'acte et agression suivis d'endormissement et d'amnésie antérograde totale. L'information concernant la dangerosité de ce produit n'a pas été diffusée . Le Rohypnol™ est une drogue de rue dans tous les pays étudiés. Conclusions : Le Rohypnol™ est une drogue dure, succédané de l'héroïne et un amnésiant puissant. Ce produit est dangereux par son pouvoir amnésiant et désinhibant. Ce produit n'a plus de place en thérapeutique. [less ▲]

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See detailInteractions between acetylcholine and substance P effects on lung mechanics in the rabbit.
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Segura, P. et al

in Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology (1996), 10(3), 278-88

The pharmacological mechanisms involved in the acetylcholine (ACh)- and substance P (SP)-induced changes in pulmonary mechanics were studied in isolated perfused rabbit lungs. Tracheal pressure (Ptr) and ... [more ▼]

The pharmacological mechanisms involved in the acetylcholine (ACh)- and substance P (SP)-induced changes in pulmonary mechanics were studied in isolated perfused rabbit lungs. Tracheal pressure (Ptr) and airflow were measured by a Fleisch pneumotachograph and pressure transducers. Air volume, lung resistance (RL) and dynamic compliance (Cdyn) were calculated. ACh induced a dose-dependent increase in Ptr and RL, and a decrease in Cdyn. These effects were strongly prevented by atropine, and partly by SR140333, a neurokinin NK1 receptor antagonist; SR48968, a neurokinin NK2 receptor antagonist; indomethacin and antihistaminics. Ketanserin had no significant protective effect against ACh. SP also induced concentration-dependent increases in RL and decreases in Cdyn. SR140333 and atropine strongly inhibited the effects of SP, while ketanserin, SR48968, antihistaminics and indomethacin did not protect the lungs against this drug. 5-hydroxytryptamine induced no significant change in lung mechanic parameters. Cumulative concentrations of histamine increased RL and decreased Cdyn. We conclude that ACh-induced changes in lung resistance and compliance are in part mediated by a direct effect on airway smooth muscle and in part by the stimulation of C fibers, by the release of histamine from mast cells and by the synthesis of arachidonic acid metabolites. In turn, the effects of SP on lung mechanics are partly due to cholinergic activation. [less ▲]

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See detailYounger age as a bad prognostic factor in patients with carcinoma of the cervix.
Delaloye, J-F; Pampallona, S; COUCKE, Philippe ULg et al

in European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Biology (1996)

Objective: To verify the influence of age on the prognosis of cervix carcinoma. Study design: Five hundred and sixty eight patients treated for a FIGO stage IB-IVA with radical irradiation in the Centre ... [more ▼]

Objective: To verify the influence of age on the prognosis of cervix carcinoma. Study design: Five hundred and sixty eight patients treated for a FIGO stage IB-IVA with radical irradiation in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois of Lausanne were subdivided according to the following age categories: _<45, 46-60, 61-69 and > 70 years. Taking the 46-60 years age group as the reference, the hazard ratios (HR) of death and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were estimated by means of a Cox multivariate analysis. Results: The 5-year survival rates were, respectively, 57%, 67%, 60% and 45%. For the youngest women the risk of death was significantly increased (HR = 2.00, 95% CI [1.32-3.00]) and was even more accentuated in advanced stages. Conclusion: Age under 45 years is a bad prognostic factor in carcinoma of the cervix. [less ▲]

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See detailBrain protein and alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex activity in Alzheimer's disease
Mastrogiacomo, Frank; Lindsay, J. Gordon; Bettendorff, Lucien ULg et al

in Annals of Neurology (1996), 39

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See detail"Aquí, allá y en todas partes": La (con)version de la Identidad Caribeña por Michelle Cliff
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg; Ortega, María Teresa

in Anales del Caribe (1996), 16-18

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See detailRole of pulmonary input impedance in right ventricular failure during experimental septic shock
D'Orio, Vincenzo ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; DETRY, Olivier ULg et al

in American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine (1996), 2

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See detailChanges in gene expression in the leaf of Lolium temulentum L. Ceres during the photoperiodic induction of flowering
Périlleux, Claire ULg; Ongena, Philippe; Bernier, Georges ULg

in Planta (1996), 200(1), 32-40

Unifoliated plants of Lolium temulentum L. Ceres were induced to flower by a unique 24-h long day (LD) consisting of the extension of the regular 8-h short day (SD) (400 µmol photons·m-2·s-1, fluorescence ... [more ▼]

Unifoliated plants of Lolium temulentum L. Ceres were induced to flower by a unique 24-h long day (LD) consisting of the extension of the regular 8-h short day (SD) (400 µmol photons·m-2·s-1, fluorescence + incandescence) with incandescence at 10–15 µmol photonsm -2·s-1. The polyadenylated-RNA complement of leaf blade tissues was analysed at 4-h intervals during the photoperiod extension in LD vs. SD, by using two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis to resolve in-vitro-translated products. Of the 991 spots that were analysed, none appeared or disappeared during the inductive cycle, i.e. no qualitative effect of floral induction was detected, at any time. Sixty-eight spots were found whose intensity was influenced by lengthening of the photoperiod; 50 of them, i.e. ca. 5 of the population analysed, were affected before the end of the extension period and were thus potentially related to floral induction. Many of these RNAs were not quantitatively constant during a 24-h cycle in SD. Seven of them oscillated according to the ‘light-on’ and the ‘light-off’ signals, among which three seemed to be controlled by phytochrome since their relative amount increased under the standard light conditions but decreased under incandescence even faster than in darkness. The large majority of other RNAs varied with a timing that was not clearly driven by the alternation of light and darkness, indicating that genes related to the biological clock may be especially sensitive to the lengthening of the photoperiod. Furthermore, seven spots were observed that underwent a phase-shift in LD, which consisted, for six of them, of a phase advance of 4–8 h. The steady-state level of CAB mRNA was analysed because the CAB gene family (encoding the chlorophyll a/b-binding proteins of the light-harvesting complexes) is known to be controlled both by the biological clock and phytochrome. In SD, the level was high in the light and low in darkness; the fluctuation was conducted by a circadian rhythm. When plants were exposed to the inductive LD, the peak of mRNA accumulation that was expected according to the endogenous rhythmicity was abolished, possibly because of the change in light quality during the LD extension. [less ▲]

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See detailCase management voor psychogeriatrishe patiënten: de case manager
Borgermans, L.; Milisen, K.; Dejace, Alain ULg et al

in Acta Hospitalia (1996), 4

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See detailDeffand, Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du
Tilkin, Françoise ULg

in Voir barré (1996), 12-13

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See detailHydrology and fluvial dynamics, in Geography Research in Belgium, Comité National de Géographie, DENIS J. (Ed.)
Petit, François ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Etudes Géographiques = Tijdschrift van de Belgische Vereniging voor Aardrijkskundige Studies (1996)

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See detailIncidence du martelage sur l'exploitation mécanisée des premières éclaircies résineuses
Hebert, Jacques ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Van Belle, Jean-François et al

in Silva Belgica (1996), 103(6), 7-14

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See detailThe tilapia prolactin I gene: evolutionary conservation of the regulatory elements directing pituitary-specific expression
Poncelet, A. C.; Levavi-Sivan, B.; Muller, Marc ULg et al

in DNA & Cell Biology (1996), 15(8), 679-92

To study the elements involved in the pituitary specific transcriptional regulation of the tilapia prolactin I gene (tiPRL I), we have cloned and entirely sequenced a 3.4-kb genomic fragment immediately ... [more ▼]

To study the elements involved in the pituitary specific transcriptional regulation of the tilapia prolactin I gene (tiPRL I), we have cloned and entirely sequenced a 3.4-kb genomic fragment immediately upstream from the first exon. In footprinting experiments, three tilapia sequences are protected from DNase I digestion by rat pituitary extracts (base pair coordinates -643 to -593, -160 to -111, and -73 to -46). Computer analysis of the nucleotide sequence reveals significant homology to mammalian binding sites for Pit-1, a transcription factor that is known to mediate pituitary-specific expression of the PRL genes in mammals. The tiPRL I 5'-flanking sequences can direct transient expression of a linked luciferase reporter gene in transfected rat pituitary cell lines and tilapia pituitary primary cell cultures. Transient expression experiments with 5'-deletion mutants reveal three regulatory regions. Two have a stimulatory effect on transcription and one an inhibitory effect. Electrophoretic mobility-shift assays (EMSA) demonstrate that the rat Pit-1 factor specifically binds to tilapia DNA sequences. Several such tilapia Pit-1 binding sites mediate activation of a linked heterologous promoter in transfected rat and tilapia pituitary cells. As evidenced by EMSA, a Pit-1-like protein is present in tilapia pituitary extracts. All these data point to a high conservation of the molecular mechanisms involved in pituitary-specific expression of the PRL genes in vertebrates. [less ▲]

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See detailUne cause parfois meconnue de lesions vasculaires: la maladie de Behcet.
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; SakalihasanN, Natzi ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1996), 51(10), 639-46

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See detailLe complexe respiratoire bovin
Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1996), 140

Respiratory disease is the principal cause of loss of young cattle worldwide. The syndrome arises from a number of factors, including those involving the animal, e.g., age, general condition and immune ... [more ▼]

Respiratory disease is the principal cause of loss of young cattle worldwide. The syndrome arises from a number of factors, including those involving the animal, e.g., age, general condition and immune status; its environment, e.g. changes in food, temperature and humidity that lead to stress; and the presence of infectious agents, e.g., bacteria, viruses and mycoplasmas. The syndrome, in a method proposed by the author, can be classified into four grades: Grade 1, subclinical disease; Grade 2, compensated clinical disease; Grade 3, noncompensated clinical disease; and Grade 4, irreversible clinical disease. The increase in frequency and economic impact of bovine respiratory disease complex can be correlated with the escalating industrialisation of cattle produc-tion. In intensive operations, commingling of animals from multiple sources, exposure to many orga-nisms, stress and management practices are all factors that can lead to disease. The predisposition of cattle, espe-cially beef calves, to respiratory problems is related to their lack of functional pulmonary hardiness. Selection of breeds that demons-trate adequate pulmonary function and sufficient ventilatory reserve may help in the control of the bovine respiratory disease complex, but this approach is difficult to implement and slow to produce results. Prophylactic measures, including vaccination programmes and modifying management practices to reduce stress, also have a place in preventing the bovine respiratory disease complex. Unfortunately, these measures are not always easy to put into operation and cannot completely eradicate the problem. Therapeutic strategies to minimise the economic impact of the syndrome include use of appropriate antibacterial therapy, modulation of the pulmonary inflammatory reaction and correction of mechanical disorders [less ▲]

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See detailHigh neuron specific enolase levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with lung carcinoma: diagnostic value, relation to serum neuron specific enolase, and staging.
Dowlati, A; Bury, Thierry ULg; CORHAY, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Cancer (1996), 77(10), 2039-43

BACKGROUND: High levels of neuron specific enolase (NSE) have recently been described in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of patients with lung carcinoma. Although its value in serum has been ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: High levels of neuron specific enolase (NSE) have recently been described in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of patients with lung carcinoma. Although its value in serum has been extensively studied, its diagnostic value in BAL fluid in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value have not been evaluated. In addition, its value in staging and relation to serum NSE are yet unknown. METHODS: NSE levels were determined on the same day in the BAL fluid and the sera of two groups of patients: those with newly diagnosed lung carcinoma and those with smoking related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Clinical TNM staging was also performed. Levels of NSE in BAL fluid were expressed as nanograms per 100 international units of lactate dehydrogenase. BAL fluid NSE levels of the two groups were compared with staging and serum NSE. RESULTS: A highly significant difference exists in BAL NSE in the two groups. For diagnostic purposes, the simultaneous measurements of serum NSE increases its sensitivity, but specificity remains unchanged. No correlation exists between BAL NSE and serum NSE, tumor size, nodal status, or the presence of metastases. BAL NSE is a better predictor of malignancy than serum NSE. CONCLUSION: BAL fluid measurements of NSE may have diagnostic value, specially if it is simultaneously measured in the serum. However, our study does not show any value for this technique in staging of lung carcinoma. Also it has no correlation with serum NSE. Studies will have to be performed to determine if BAL NSE can predict chemotherapeutic sensitivity. [less ▲]

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See detailCytochemistry of the tergite epicuticle of Glomeris marginata (Villers) (MYRIAPODA, DIPLOPODA): preliminary experimental results
Compère, Philippe ULg; Defise, Stéphane; Goffinet, Gerhard ULg

in Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle (Paris) - Acta Myriapodologica (1996), 169

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See detailOne-pot enzymatic synthesis of the Gal alpha 1-->3Gal beta 1-->4GlcNAc sequence with in situ UDP-Gal regeneration.
Hokke, Cornelis H; Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Elling, Lothar et al

in Glycoconjugate Journal (1996), 13(4), 687-92

The trisaccharide Gal alpha 1-->3Gal beta 1-->4GlcNAc beta 1-->O-(CH2)8COOCH3 was enzymatically synthesized, with in situ UDP-Gal regeneration. By combination in one pot of only four enzymes, namely ... [more ▼]

The trisaccharide Gal alpha 1-->3Gal beta 1-->4GlcNAc beta 1-->O-(CH2)8COOCH3 was enzymatically synthesized, with in situ UDP-Gal regeneration. By combination in one pot of only four enzymes, namely, sucrose synthase, UDP-Glc 4'-epimerase, UDP-Gal:GlcNAc beta 4-galactosyltransferase and UDP-Gal:Gal beta 1-->4GlcNAc alpha 3-galactosyltransferase, Gal alpha 1-->3Gal beta 1-->4GlcNAc beta 1-->O-(CH2)8COOCH3 was formed in a 2.2 mumol ml-1 yield starting from the acceptor GlcNAc beta 1-->O-(CH2)8COOCH3. This is an efficient and convenient method for the synthesis of the Gal alpha 1-->3Gal beta 1-->4GlcNAc epitope which pays an important role in various biological and immunological processes. [less ▲]

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See detailLe juste entre l’universel et le contextuel. Le débat anglo-saxon contemporain et son apport pour une approche socio-anthropologique du sens ordinaire de la justice dans un pays de tradition arabo-islamique
Nachi, Mohamed ULg

in Social Science Information/Information sur les sciences sociales (1996), 35(2), 389-425

Le présent article met en évidence les pertinences de l'idée d'un recours à la pensée philosophique pour mieux asseoir une approche socio-anthropologique du sens ordinaire de la justice. Pour se faire, l ... [more ▼]

Le présent article met en évidence les pertinences de l'idée d'un recours à la pensée philosophique pour mieux asseoir une approche socio-anthropologique du sens ordinaire de la justice. Pour se faire, l'auteur se propose d'analyser les présupposés épistémologiques et théoriques des trois courants philosophiques anglo-saxons qui placent au centre de leurs réflexions la question de la justice. Il montre, ce faisant, les limites de la thèse "libérale" et les apports respectifs des thèses marxienne et communautarienne. Certaines positions théoriques d'auteurs dits communautariens se révèlent plus pertinentes dans la mesure où elles permettent de situer la question de la justice à l'intérieur d'une tradition et de lui conférer un contenu socio-historique. Elles débouchent, de ce fait, sur une conception pluraliste de la justice qui permet de prendre en compte les données empiriques propres à une société de tradition arabo-islamique. [less ▲]

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See detailRecent advances in drugs acting as tissue selective potassium channel openers
Pirotte, Bernard ULg; De Tullio, Pascal ULg; Lebrun, P.

in Potassium Channel Modulators; ID Research Alert (1996), 1

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See detailTransition probabilities for forbidden lines of Fe III
Quinet, Pascal ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1996), 116

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See detailA systematic view on medical informatics.
Hasman, A; Haux, R; Albert, Adelin ULg

in Computer Methods & Programs in Biomedicine (1996), 51(3), 131-9

Medical informatics is defined as the scientific discipline concerned with the systematic processing of data, information and knowledge in medicine and health care. The domain of medical informatics ... [more ▼]

Medical informatics is defined as the scientific discipline concerned with the systematic processing of data, information and knowledge in medicine and health care. The domain of medical informatics (including health informatics), its aim, methods and tools, and its relevance to other disciplines in medicine and health sciences are outlined. It is recognized that one of the major tasks of medical informatics is modelling processes. In this context, biological, communication, decision, engineering, educational, organizational and computational processes are distinguished and described. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois. Angor spastique et lesion coronarienne moderee traitee par angioplastie avec stent.
Legrand, Victor ULg; Fernandez, R.

in Revue medicale de Liege (1996), 51(12), 737-9

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See detailInfluence des facteurs individuels et de troupeau sur les performances de reproduction bovine
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Houtain, J. Y.; Laurent, Y. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1996), 140

Through a wide review of the litterature (330 references), the authors have tried to describe the determinant or predisposing effects of factors usually involved in the reproduction problems in beef or ... [more ▼]

Through a wide review of the litterature (330 references), the authors have tried to describe the determinant or predisposing effects of factors usually involved in the reproduction problems in beef or dairy cattle. These factors have been qualified as individual or herd factors. The first ones involve the animal itself like age, genetic, milk production level, dystocia, twinning, perinatal mortality, placental retentio, milk fever, uterine involution, metritis, post-partum ovarian activity. The second ones concern the environnement of the animal i.e. first insemination policy, oestrus detection, insemination time and technic, nutrition, season, stabulation, herd size or management capacity of the farmer. The authors conclude to the multifactorial etiology of the reproduction pathologies. It also appears necessary to develop data collection systems like herd health management programs. Such systems should be able to offer to the practitionner the opportunity to be involved more efficiently in the economic health of the herd using epidemiological tools to study the different implied factors. [less ▲]

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See detailCase management voor psychogeriatrishe patiënten: theoritisch kader van een verpleegkundig demonstratieproject
Borgermans, L.; Milisen, K.; Dejace, Alain ULg et al

in Acta Hospitalia (1996), 4

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See detailHeat shock-induced myocardial protection against ischemic injury: a role for Hsp70?
Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Currie, R. W.

in Cell Stress & Chaperones (1996), 1(1), 13-7

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See detailRelationships between growth, cannibalism and survival rate in intensively cultured larvae and alevins of perch (Perca fluviatilis)
Mélard, Charles ULg; Baras, E.; Mary, L. et al

in Annales Zoologici Fennici (1996), 33

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See detailPenicillin and Beyond: Evolution, Protein Fold, Multimodular Polypeptides, and Multiprotein Complexes
Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg; Charlier, Paulette ULg; Coyette, Jacques et al

in Microbial Drug Resistance : Mechanism, Epidemiology, & Disease (1996), 2(2, Summer), 163-175

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

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

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See detailActeurs sociaux et perspectives préventives du hooliganisme: Orientations en guise de conclusions
Kellens, Georges ULg; Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Revue Sport (1996), 1(153), 63-64

Euro 2000: sécurité, stewards, Fan coaching

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See detailModelling the North Sea hydrodynamics in a management perspective
Djenidi, Salim ULg; Delhez, Eric ULg; Martin, Géraldine ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1996), 65

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See detailRevascularisation rénale pour sauvetage ou préservation néphronique
VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg; CREEMERS, Etienne ULg; Gillain et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1996), 51(2), 175-86

La néphropathie ischémique est une entité de plus en plus fréquente, à cause du vieillissement de la population et du contrôle médicamenteux de l'hypertension. Une ischémie de l'ensemble de la masse ... [more ▼]

La néphropathie ischémique est une entité de plus en plus fréquente, à cause du vieillissement de la population et du contrôle médicamenteux de l'hypertension. Une ischémie de l'ensemble de la masse rénale (sténoses serrées concernant les deux reins ou un rein unique) compromet la filtration glomérulaire et constitue une des rares formes d'insuffisance rénale chronique réversible. Actuellement, 30 à 50% des patients sélectionnés pour une revascularisation rénale ont une fonction rénale altérée. L'histoire naturelle des sténoses rénales (surtout les lésions athéroscléreuses) montre une évolutivité vers l'obstruction progressive avec perte de parenchyme fonctionnel. Une revascularisation rénale envisage soit la protection du capital néphronique (intervention prophylactique), soit un sauvetage néphronique (restauration ou stabilisation d'une fonction rénale déjà altérée). Les critères prédictifs de bénéfice à long terme sont analysés. Les rôles respectifs de l'angioplastie transluminale percutanée et de la chirurgie sont discutés. L'intérêt de la revascularisation rénale sur la fonction rénale a été apprécié chez 23 malades réno-vasculaires et azotémiques (créatinine > 20 mg/l) ainsi que chez 8 patients en oligoanurie d'origine ischémique. [less ▲]

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See detailOscillator strengths for Ca-like iron, cobalt and nickel (Fe VII, Co VIII, Ni IX)
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Hansen, J E

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1996), 29

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See detailcompte rendu de : T. Göransson, Albinus, Alcinous. Arius Didymus
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Byzantion : Revue Internationale des Etudes Byzantines (1996)

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See detailEnergy levels and oscillator strengths for transitions in Pd II
Quinet, Pascal ULg

in Physica Scripta (1996), 54

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See detailForeword
Fontana, Roberta; Canepari, Pietro; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg

in Microbial Drug Resistance : Mechanism, Epidemiology, & Disease (1996), 2(1), 5-5

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See detailDescription lithostratigraphique et pétrographie du sondage 221E87 de Villers-devant-Orval (Trias, Lias de la Gaume, Belgique)
Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Delsate, D.; Gulinck, M. et al

in Professional Paper Belgian Geological Survey (1996), 281

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See detailQuantitative measurement of metal ions concentration of proteins separated by electrophoresis
Weber, Georges ULg; Strivay, David ULg; Menendez, M. et al

in International Journal of PIXE (1996), 1-2

This communication is devoted to nature determination and quantification by PIXE of metals contained in proteins after their separation by PolyAcrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE). After the ... [more ▼]

This communication is devoted to nature determination and quantification by PIXE of metals contained in proteins after their separation by PolyAcrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE). After the electrophoresis, the gel is dried and each track is scanned with a 2.5 MeV proton beam which triggers metal X-ray fluorescence and then, allows to determine the type of metals contained in an electrophoretic band. For quantitative determination of the amount of the metal contained inside the band, the characteristic X-ray peak area is compared with those obtained with polyacrylamide gels doped with the same metal. The normalization has been achieved by using RBS measurements on the gel itself. The procedure presented seems to be a very useful multielementary method for the metal content analysis and for the determination of the metal amounts inside proteins after their separation by electrophoresis. Furthermore it allows to check if metals remain bound to proteins. [less ▲]

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See detailMutation analysis of the pyruvate dehydrogenase E1 alpha gene in eight patients with a pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency.
Lissens, W.; De Meirleir, L.; Seneca, S. et al

in Human mutation (1996), 7(1), 46-51

Most of the mutations causing deficiency of the pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) complex are in the X-linked E1 alpha gene. We have developed a rapid screening method for the detection of mutations in this ... [more ▼]

Most of the mutations causing deficiency of the pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) complex are in the X-linked E1 alpha gene. We have developed a rapid screening method for the detection of mutations in this gene using reverse transcription of total RNA, polymerase chain reaction amplification of the whole coding region of the gene and single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis. With this method, we studied eight patients with a PDH complex deficiency, using cultured fibroblasts. In all patients, aberrant SSCP patterns were found and, after sequencing of the corresponding fragments, we were able to identify six new mutations and two mutations already described previously. The mutations are point mutations leading to amino acid substitutions (5) and direct repeat insertions (3). The presence of the mutations was confirmed in genomic fibroblast DNA. The 4 female patients were shown to carry both a normal and a mutated E1 alpha gene. [less ▲]

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See detailUne banque de questions au service de l'évaluation formative dans l'enseignement technique du deuxième degré
Denis, Brigitte ULg; Bosmans, Catherine ULg; Jans, Véronique

in Informations pédagogiques (1996), (22), 23-33

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See detailThe frequency of cutaneous vasculitis is not increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with methotrexate
Kaye, O.; Beckers, C. C.; Paquet, P. et al

in Journal of Rheumatology (1996), 23(2), 253-257

OBJECTIVE: To analyse the frequency, type, and immunohistological features of clinical cutaneous vasculitis developing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated or not with methotrexate as well ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To analyse the frequency, type, and immunohistological features of clinical cutaneous vasculitis developing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated or not with methotrexate as well as their demographic, clinical and biological characteristics. METHODS: Ninety-one patients with RA receiving 9.5 mg/wk of methotrexate (MTX) were compared for an average observation time of 18 months to 130 matched patients with RA treated with various drugs excluding MTX. RESULTS: Whether receiving MTX or not, 5.4% of patients with RA developed a clinical cutaneous vasculitis. There were significant differences between both groups for 2 variables only: a higher percentage of polyneuropathies and a higher level of immune complex-plasma levels in non-MTX patients. The immunohistological analysis did not differentiate both groups. CONCLUSION: The percentage of cutaneous vasculitis that developed under MTX therapy was not different from that occurring as a natural complication of longstanding severe RA. [less ▲]

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Lecocq, Pascale ULg

in Actualités du droit (1996)

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See detailL’ostéoporose en questions : plus dure sera la chute
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Stethoscopie Magazine (1996), 63

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See detailCosmological formation of low-mass objects
Haiman, Z.; Thoul, Anne ULg; Loeb, A.

in Astrophysical Journal (1996), 464(2), 523-538

We investigate the early formation of bound objects with masses comparable to the cosmological Jeans mass (similar to 10(5) M.). We follow the growth of isolated spherically symmetric density peaks ... [more ▼]

We investigate the early formation of bound objects with masses comparable to the cosmological Jeans mass (similar to 10(5) M.). We follow the growth of isolated spherically symmetric density peaks starting from the linear perturbative regime. The initial parameters correspond to density peaks of various widths and heights in a cold dark matter cosmology. We use a one-dimensional spherical Lagrangian hydrodynamics code to follow the dynamical, thermal, and nonequilibrium chemical evolution of the gas. The system includes a collisionless dark matter component and a baryonic component composed of the nine species H, H-, H+, He, He+, He++, H-2, H-2(+), and e(-). All relevant chemical reactions between these species and their cooling mechanisms are included in the calculations. We explore the dependence of the dynamical evolution of the gas on two parameters: the initial mass scale and the initial overdensity of the system. We follow the evolution of the density, temperature, and abundance profiles within the cloud, assuming two types of central boundary conditions for the collisionless component: in one the infalling dark matter virializes through a reflection from a hard sphere, while in the other it accretes onto a central sink. We find that in both cases, radiative cooling by H-2 affects the collapse dynamics of the gas only after it has already virialized and become part of the bound object. Therefore, radiative cooling is unlikely to have triggered the initial collapse of perturbations at redshifts z>10. Nevertheless, baryonic objects with masses well below the linear theory Jeans mass (less than or similar to 10(3) M.) form at high redshifts because of shell crossing by the dark matter. Such objects could be the progenitors of a primordial population of high-mass stars in the intergalactic medium. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure-activity relationships in platelet-activating factor (PAF).7. Tetrahydrofuran derivatives as dual PAF antagonists and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Synthesis and PAF-antagonist activity
Le Texier, Laurence; Favre, Edith; Redeuilh, Catherine et al

in Journal of Lipid Mediators and Cell Signalling (1996), 13

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See detailCarotid Surgery in Octogenarians: Is It Worthwhile?
VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg; Lacroix; Desiron, Quentin ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1996), 96(2), 71-7

Controversy surrounds the role of carotid endarterectomy in octogenarians. Although the prognosis of severe degree carotid stenosis is more ominous in the elderly, operative risk seems more important in ... [more ▼]

Controversy surrounds the role of carotid endarterectomy in octogenarians. Although the prognosis of severe degree carotid stenosis is more ominous in the elderly, operative risk seems more important in the aged. To evaluate the presumed detrimental effect of advanced age on the mortality-morbidity of carotid endarterectomy, the authors reviewed their common experience with carotid surgery in patients aged 80 years or more. From 1980 to 1994, 129 octogenarians were operated on for occlusive carotid artery disease in two university hospitals. The data for these patients, 80 years of age and older (group 1) are compared to these for a large middle age group (less than 80 years) (group 2) operated by the same surgeons during that period. The baseline characteristics of both groups were similar, except for smoking, diabetes and previous myocardial revascularization, more prevalent in the younger age group. In the elderly group prophylactic surgery for asymptomatic stenosis was done in 36%, versus 40% of the middle aged patients, and for stroke in evolution in 8% versus 4% (p < 0.05). The perioperative stroke rate was 0.8% in the group older than 80 years, compared to 1.2% for non octogenarians (NS). The operative mortality was similar for both age groups (2.3 and 1.5 respectively). The long-term results gave a similar outlook for both age groups. The 5-year stroke-free rate reached 89% for group 1 versus 91% for group 2. The 5-year survival rate, however, was less for the elderly patients (47% versus 77%, mean follow-up periods of 30 and 49 months). These results suggest that carotid endarterectomy can be safely done in elderly patients, with a similar risk/benefit ratio as for the younger patients. Advanced age, by itself, is not to be considered as contraindication to carotid surgery. [less ▲]

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Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Current Opinion in Orthopaedics (1996), 7

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See detailDoes proliferation status predict radiation response in human tumors?
Coucke, Philippe ULg

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (1996), 40(Supp 1), 55

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See detailMaladie pulmonaire obstructive chronique dans l'espèce équine
Vandenput, Sandrina ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1996), 140

Equine chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as <<heaves>>, is a respiratory syndrome associated with stabling or exposure to hay or conditions in which molds or dust prevail. This ... [more ▼]

Equine chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as <<heaves>>, is a respiratory syndrome associated with stabling or exposure to hay or conditions in which molds or dust prevail. This paper reviews the different aspects of the equine COPD. Etiology, potential evolutions, treatment and prevention of this disease are evolved. [less ▲]

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See detailNew bisphosphonates for the treatment of osteoporosis : concerns and hopes
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Revue du Rhumatisme (English ed.) (1996), 63(7-8), 461-464

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See detailThe development of a European questionnaire for quality of life in patients with vertebral osteoporosis
Lips, P; Agnusdei, D; Caulin, F et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology (1996), 25(103), 84-85

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See detailImportance Of The Hydrophobic Energy: Structural Determination Of A Hypoglycemic Drug Of The Meglitinide Family By Nuclear Magnetic Resonance And Molecular Modeling
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; Malaisse, Wj. et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (1996), 52(8), 1155-68

The molecular structure of (2S)-2-benzyl-3-(cis-hexahydro-2-isoindolinylcarbonyl) propionic acid (KAD-1229), a hypoglycemic drug of the meglitinide family, was studied by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR ... [more ▼]

The molecular structure of (2S)-2-benzyl-3-(cis-hexahydro-2-isoindolinylcarbonyl) propionic acid (KAD-1229), a hypoglycemic drug of the meglitinide family, was studied by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and molecular modeling. The results of the NMR experiments indicated that KAD-1229 existed in solution in the form of two stable conformers of equal population, called KADI and KADII in this paper. Three different molecular modelings were then applied: the classical molecular dynamics using the commercial Biosym and Hyperchem softwares and the Prot+ program, which is not based on a dynamical study but on a systematic conformational analysis of the molecule, which includes a term that allows the estimation of the hydrophobic interaction. The modeling results showed the following points. First, in contrast with classical molecular dynamics, which uses restraints from two-dimensional nuclear Overhauser effect (NOE) data, the Prot+ KAD structure provides conformations that support experimental NMR data without any external intervention. In the structures in agreement with NMR data, an important hydrophobic interaction between the phenyl cycle and the perhydroisoindole ring of KAD is observed. This interaction, which seems to play a role in the biological activity of the drug, is lost when no restraints are considered in classical molecular dynamics. Second, the difference between KADI and KADII arises mainly from slight distance geometric differences at the level of the perhydroisoindole and the phenyl rings. [less ▲]

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See detailLifetimes of the 3d2D levels in Ca II
Biémont, Emile ULg; Zeippen, C. J.

in Comments on Atomic and Molecular Physics (1996), 33

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See detailQuel encadrement pour quelle qualité de l'enseignement?
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Pilotinfo (1996), (13), 1-8

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See detailInfluence of the production of two lipopeptides, Iturin A and Surfactin S1, on oxygen transfer during Bacillus subtilis fermentation
Hbid, Choukri; Jacques, Philippe; Razafindralambo, Hary ULg et al

in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1996), 57-8

Bacillus subtilis produces three types of lipopeptides: Iturins, Fengycins, and Surfactins. These amphiphilic molecules influence the volumetric oxygen transfer (K(L)a) like chemical surfactant. K(L)a ... [more ▼]

Bacillus subtilis produces three types of lipopeptides: Iturins, Fengycins, and Surfactins. These amphiphilic molecules influence the volumetric oxygen transfer (K(L)a) like chemical surfactant. K(L)a values were from two- to fivefold lower when both Iturin A and Surfactin S1 were coproduced, and from 0.57- to 0.8-fold lower when only Iturin A was produced. The addition of an oxygen vector (n-Dodecane) during fermentation increased K(L)a values (7.5-fold) and biomass production (twofold), and decreased Iturin A and Surfactin S1 production. However, at high stirring conditions and in the presence of n-Dodecane, Iturin A production was improved. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de S. Geroulanos, R. Bridler, Trauma: Wund-Entstehung und Wund-Pflege im antiken Griechenland, Mainz, 1994
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (1996), 65

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See detailObesity in children. Environmental and genetic Aspects
Guillaume, Michèle ULg; Bjorntorp, P.

in Hormone and Metabolic Research. Supplement Series (1996), 28

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Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Géographies. Bulletin de l'Association de Géographes Français (1996), (5), 382-385464-467

Introduction and conclusions of a conference we organized in Liege in order to bring together Francophone researchers in local development

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See detailPremière approche de la flore macrolichénique corticole de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale en situation de dépollution au SO2
Tanghe, Martin; Richel, Thierry; Crisan, Florin et al

in Belgian Journal of Botany (1996), 129

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See detailTransition probabilities for [Ni I] and [Ni II] lines
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Le Dourneuf, M

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1996), 119

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See detailModelling the competition between two phytoplanktonic species
Elkafazi, Abderahman; Djenidi, Salim ULg; Nihoul, Jacques ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1996), 65

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See detailLes traumatismes artériels thoraciques.
Sakalihasan, Natzi ULg; DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Vaisseaux, Coeur, Poumons (1996), 1(3), 97-101

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See detailAn efficient procedure for the production of fatty acid hydroperoxides from hydrolyzed flax seed oil and soybean lipoxygenase.
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Marlier, M.

in biotechnology techniques (1996), 10(11), 839-844

Production of 13-linolenic acid hydroperoxides Tom hydrolyzed flax seed oil using lipoxygenase extracted Tom soybean seedshas been achieved with high transformation yields (60 g.l.-1h-1) with a high ... [more ▼]

Production of 13-linolenic acid hydroperoxides Tom hydrolyzed flax seed oil using lipoxygenase extracted Tom soybean seedshas been achieved with high transformation yields (60 g.l.-1h-1) with a high purity (94 % of i3-isomers) in a 10 liter reactor without addition of any solvent or surfactant. The reaction limiting factor is, probably, the accessibility of the substrate to the enzyme. [less ▲]

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See detailApproximation of reliability for multiple-trait animal models with missing data by canonical transformation
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Misztal, I.

in Journal of Dairy Science (1996), 79(2), 317-328

An algorithm for approximation of reliability for multiple traits by multiple diagonalization was modified to support missing data by weighting transformed contributions of records based on the pattern of ... [more ▼]

An algorithm for approximation of reliability for multiple traits by multiple diagonalization was modified to support missing data by weighting transformed contributions of records based on the pattern of missing data. The accuracy of approximation was assessed with simulated and field data by comparing approximate reliabilities with those from direct inversion. Simulated data had several levels of missing data and covariances between traits; correlations were close to those for linear type traits of dairy cattle. Field data were 1) dairy records for milk, fat, and protein yields with 26% of the observations for fat and protein removed and 2) beef records for birth weight, weaning weight, and mean gain after weaning with 43% of observations missing. These files also contained empty fixed effect classes. The algorithm worked best for simulated data, and, when covariances between traits decreased, proportion of missing traits decreased and the number of empty fixed classes decreased. For dairy data, improvement over single-trait reliability occurred only for traits with missing data; for beef data, little or no improvement occurred. The method is useful with multiple diagonalization if the proportion of missing records or number of empty fixed effect classes or covariances between traits is moderate. [less ▲]

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See detailStorm surges in the Arabian/Persian Gulf
Djenidi, Salim ULg; Neuberg, Luc

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1996), 65

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See detail3-Isopropylamino-4-methyl-4H-pyrido[4,3-e][1,2,4]thiadiazine 1,1-dioxide
Dupont, L.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Acta Crystallographica (1996), C52

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See detailPeritoneal endometriosis and "endometriotic" nodules of the rectovaginal septum are two different entities.
Donnez, Jacques; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Smoes, Pierre et al

in Fertility and Sterility (1996), 66(3), 362-8

OBJECTIVES: To compare histologically and stereologically the endometriotic nodule of the rectovaginal septum to peritoneal endometriosis. DESIGN: Morphometric investigation, cytokeratin and vimentin ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: To compare histologically and stereologically the endometriotic nodule of the rectovaginal septum to peritoneal endometriosis. DESIGN: Morphometric investigation, cytokeratin and vimentin content, and steroid receptor evaluation were performed on endometriotic tissue from the peritoneum (n = 52) and rectovaginal nodules (n = 68). SETTING: An academic teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Biopsies were taken from 120 patients undergoing a laparoscopy for infertility and/ or pelvic pain (52 from typical black peritoneal endometriotic implants and 68 from endometriotic nodule of the rectovaginal septum). None of the patients were treated. RESULTS: Mitotic activity was found to be significantly different in peritoneal and rectovaginal endometriosis. The evaluation suggested that the stroma is not mandatory for the invasion of glandular epithelium in the rectovaginal nodule, which is, like a adenomyoma, a circumscribed nodular aggregate of smooth muscle and glandular elements. Cytokeratin and vimentin content as well as the estrogen receptor (ER) and P receptor (PR) content were significantly lower in both types of lesion when compared with eutopic endometrium. But vimentin immunoreactivity in epithelium, as well as the ER and PR content, were significantly lower in nodules when compared with black peritoneal lesions. CONCLUSION: It is suggested that the rectovaginal endometriotic nodule is a different disease from peritoneal endometriosis and must be called rectovaginal adenomyosis or rectovaginal adenomyoma. Its histopathogenesis probably is not related to the implantation of regurgitated endometrial cells but to the metaplasia of Müllerian rests. [less ▲]

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See detailDe Bruxelles à la ferme : agriculture et environnement en Belgique
Mormont, Marc ULg

in Etudes Rurales (1996), (No. 141/142), 157-169

The implementation of environmental protection policies in Flanders and Wallonia (Belgium) is investigated, looking at the stages of application and the roles of the actors involved. The factors which ... [more ▼]

The implementation of environmental protection policies in Flanders and Wallonia (Belgium) is investigated, looking at the stages of application and the roles of the actors involved. The factors which intervene in the implementation of a European policy, whose characteristics include reformulation at local level, are identified. Structural and political factors affecting change in agricultural and environmental policies are outlined, including regionalization and the division of responsibilities. The example of Belgium shows how it is important that each authority can redefine its own interests in defending the environment using its own resources and contacts. Implementation at local level implies a series of re-interpretations of each agri-environmental measure in the light of expectations and the reactions of land-users. [less ▲]

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See detailLes reliques sur ordinateur
George, Philippe ULg

in Le médiéviste et l'ordinateur (1996)

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Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Aegyptus (1996), 76

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See detailCloning, sequencing and overexpression in Escherichia coli of the alginate lyase-encoding aly gene of Pseudomonas alginovora: identification of three classes of alginate lyases
Chavagnat, Frederic; Duez, Colette ULg; Guinand, Micheline et al

in Biochemical Journal (1996), 319(Pt 2), 575-583

A gene of Pseudomonas alginovora, called aly, has been cloned in Escherichia coli using a battery of PCR techniques and sequenced. It encodes a 210-amino-acid alginate lyase (EC 4.2.2.3), Aly, in the form ... [more ▼]

A gene of Pseudomonas alginovora, called aly, has been cloned in Escherichia coli using a battery of PCR techniques and sequenced. It encodes a 210-amino-acid alginate lyase (EC 4.2.2.3), Aly, in the form of a 233-amino-acid precursor. P. alginovora Aly has been overproduced in E. coli with a His-tag sequence fused at the C-terminal end under conditions in which the formation of inclusion bodies is avoided. His-tagged P. alginovora Aly has the same enzymic properties as the wild-type enzyme and has the specificity of a mannuronate lyase. It can be purified in a one-step procedure by affinity chromatography on Ni(2+)-nitriloacetate resin. The yield is of 5 mg of enzyme per litre of culture. The amplification factor is 12.5 compared with the level of production by wild-type P. alginovora. The six alginate lyases of known primary structure fall into three distinct classes, one of which comprises the pair P. alginovora Aly and Klebsiella pneumoniae Aly. [less ▲]

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See detailLa communauté des citoyens de D. Schnapper
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in New Community (1996), 22(1), 165-166

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See detailA simple technique to relieve Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Acarophenax tribolii (Acarina: Pyemotidae).
Arnaud, Ludovic; Mignon, Jacques ULg; Gilson, Jean-Claude et al

in Tribolium Information Bulletin (1996), 36

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Mignon, Jacques ULg; Haubruge, Eric ULg; Gaspar, Charles

in Agricontact (1996), 287

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See detailCompte rendu de H. GIERSIEPEN, Die Inschriften des Aachener Doms
George, Philippe ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (1996)

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See detailRecommendations for the registration of agents used in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
Compston, JE; Audran, M; Avouac, B et al

in Calcified Tissue International (1996), 59

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See detailContamination of European otters (Lutra lutra) by PCB congeners and organochlorinated pesticides in the wetlands of western France
Tans, Michael; Hugla, Jean Louis; Libois, Roland ULg et al

in Netherlands Journal of Zoology (1996), 46(3-4), 326-336

During the forty years, otter (Lutra lutra) populations have severely declined over much of Europe. One of the main regression factors appears to be pollution by organochlorine xenobiotics, especially ... [more ▼]

During the forty years, otter (Lutra lutra) populations have severely declined over much of Europe. One of the main regression factors appears to be pollution by organochlorine xenobiotics, especially PCBs. The present study took place in France, in the wetlands of the Atlantic border, where otter populations are considered to the stable. Muscle, pericaudal fat, and liver of 33 otters were analysed for 22 PCB congeners and organochlorine pesticides. The mean concentrations of organochlorinated pesticides in samples are relatively low (from 0 to 5.71 mg/kg lipid weight). The PCB concentrations are higher (mean in muscular tissue: 26.19 mg/kg lipid weight), but still remain low compared to similar samples from other countries. The relation between PCB concentration and physiological variables is discussed. Congener specific analysis shows an important contamination due to highly chlorinated congeners and a poor contaminatin due to low chlorinated congeners. Potential hazards due to organochlorinated compounds are also discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailSimulation of pumping and artificial recharge in the phreatic aquifer near Bucarest (Romania)
Stefanescu, Christian; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Hydrogeology Journal (1996), 4(3), 72-83

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See detailComparison of Neuromuscular Block of Atracurium and Rocuronium in Adults
Hans, Pol ULg; Brichant, Jean-François ULg; Franzen, A. et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1996), 47(2), 53-8

We studied the time-course of action of atracurium 0.5 mg kg-1 and rocuronium 0.6 mg kg-1 in 24 healthy adult patients. Anesthesia was induced with thiopentone and sufentanil, and maintained with 50 ... [more ▼]

We studied the time-course of action of atracurium 0.5 mg kg-1 and rocuronium 0.6 mg kg-1 in 24 healthy adult patients. Anesthesia was induced with thiopentone and sufentanil, and maintained with 50% nitrous oxide and 1% enflurane in oxygen. Neuromuscular transmission was monitored by stimulating the ulnar nerve at the wrist and measuring the acceleration of the thumb using the TOF-Guard accelerograph monitor. Supramaximal stimuli of 0.2 ms duration were applied in a single twitch stimulation mode at 1 Hz frequency until completion of block, and in train-of four (TOF) sequence at 2 Hz every 15 sec thereafter. Onset time was longer with atracurium (mean +/- SD:90 +/- 18 sec) than with rocuronium (49 +/- 6 sec). Clinical duration of action (Tl25) was longer with atracurium (52.3 +/- 7.2 min) than with rocuronium (40.0 +/- 6.4 min). Recovery index (Tl25-Tl75) and time for TOF ratio to recover to 0.75 were 17.8 +/- 4.2 and 73.9 +/- 8.8 min with atracurium, and 13.8 +/- 4.1 and 70.4 +/- 14.1 min with rocuronium. The differences between both groups were statistically significant except the difference in the time for TOF to return to 0.75. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the residual advection of passive constituents
Delhez, Eric ULg

in Journal of Marine Systems (1996), 8(3-4), 147-169

In this paper, the different approaches used to simulate the long-term advection of passive constituents on tidal shelves are discussed in the framework of large scale hydrodynamic modelling. The direct ... [more ▼]

In this paper, the different approaches used to simulate the long-term advection of passive constituents on tidal shelves are discussed in the framework of large scale hydrodynamic modelling. The direct approach in which the unsteady mesoscale (tides and storm surges) and macroscale (monthly or seasonal mean processes) currents are used is very demanding in computer resources (CPU and memory). On the other hand, the use of residual velocities gives a larger understanding of the long-term transport processes and simplifies numerical treatments. However, the definition of such appropriate velocities is still an open question. In the context of large scale models, Lagrangian residuals are not applicable. Eulerian residual transport velocities fail to represent long-term motions when tidal non-linearities are important. The first order Lagrangian residual velocity introduced by Feng et al. (1986a) and generalized here is shown to be a very good solution. The North-Western European Continental Shelf (NWECS) is used as an example to compare the numerical solutions obtained with the different approaches. [less ▲]

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See detailEx-vivo cytokine production by whole blood cells from cancer patients
De Groote, Donat; Vrindts-Gevaert, Yvonne; Lopez Y Cadenas, Miguel ULg et al

in Cancer Detection & Prevention (1996), 20

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See detailHeparin-coated Palmaz-Schatz stents in human coronary arteries. Early outcome of the Benestent-II Pilot Study.
Serruys, P. W.; Emanuelsson, H.; van der Giessen, W. et al

in Circulation (1996), 93(3), 412-22

BACKGROUND: The purpose of the Benestent-II Pilot Study was to evaluate the safety of delaying and eliminating anticoagulant therapy in patients receiving a heparin-coated stent in conjunction with ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The purpose of the Benestent-II Pilot Study was to evaluate the safety of delaying and eliminating anticoagulant therapy in patients receiving a heparin-coated stent in conjunction with antiplatelet drugs. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study consisted of three initial phases (I, II, III) during which resumption of heparin therapy after sheath removal was progressively deferred by 6, 12, and 36 hours. In phase IV, coumadin and heparin were replaced by 250 mg ticlopidine and 100 mg aspirin. Of the 207 patients with stable angina pectoris and a de novo lesion in whom heparin-coated stent implantation was attempted, implantation was successful in 202 patients (98%). Stent thrombosis did not occur during all four phases, and the overall clinical success rate at discharge was 99%. Bleeding complications requiring blood transfusion or surgery fell from 7.9% in phase I to 5.9%, 4%, and 0% in the three following phases. Hospital stay was 7.4, 6.1, 7.2, and 3.1 days for the consecutive phases. The restenosis rate for the combined four phases was 13% (15% in phase I, 20% in phase II, 11% in phase III, and 6% in phase IV). The overall rate of reintervention for the four phases was 8.9%. At 6 months, 84%, 75%, 94%, and 92% of the patients of phases I to IV, respectively, were event free. For the four phases, the event-free rate was 86%, which compares favorably with the rate observed in the Benestent-I study (80%; relative risk, 0.68 [0.45 to 1.04]). CONCLUSIONS: The implantation of stents coated with polyamine and end-point-attached heparin in stable patients with one significant de novo coronary lesion is well tolerated, is associated with no (sub)acute stent thrombosis, and results in a favorable event-free survival after 6 months. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Use Of N-15-Labeled Dietary Proteins For Determining True Ileal Amino Acid Digestibilities Is Limited By Their Rapid Recycling In The Endogenous Secretions Of Pigs
Leterme, Pascal; Thewis, André ULg; Francois, Etienne et al

in Journal of Nutrition (1996), 126(9), 2188-2198

We assessed the use of 15N-labeled dietary proteins as a possible tool for the determination of the true ileal amino acid (AA) digestibility in pigs. The first experiment was designed to study the dietary ... [more ▼]

We assessed the use of 15N-labeled dietary proteins as a possible tool for the determination of the true ileal amino acid (AA) digestibility in pigs. The first experiment was designed to study the dietary N excretion pattern at the ileum subsequent to the ingestion of a single 15N-labeled meal. In a second experiment, we compared ileal endogenous AA outputs and true AA digestibility estimates obtained in pigs ingesting 15N-labeled dietary proteins in a single meal vs. intravenous infusion of 15N-leucine for 10 d during the ingestion of a pea-based diet and a protein-free starch diet. The proportion of endogenous N found in the ¡leal digesta differed when the label was delivered orally (50%) vs. intravenously (72%) and changed with time. As a consequence, the true ileal AA digestibilities measured with labeled diets were lower. A third experiment demonstrated that this was due to the rapid recycling of labeled dietary N in endogenous moieties, because 15N was found in blood within 10 min of consuming the labeled meal, within 50 min of consumption in pancreatic enzymes, 90 min in bile and 4 h in ¡leal mucins. We conclude that the use of 15N-labeled meals for determination of true ¡leal AA digestibilities is limited by the fast recycling of dietary N in endogenous secretions following a single 15N-labeled meal. The accuracy of results will depend on meaningful estimates of AA flow during a limited period and accurate estimates of 15N in AA. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of PEEP on venous return
LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; DETRY, Olivier ULg; Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg et al

in American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine (1996), 2

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See detailAtomic data from the IRON Project. XIX. Radiative transition probabilities for forbidden lines in Fe II
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Le Dourneuf, M; Zeippen, C J

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1996), 120

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See detailThe lichen genus Lecanactis and allied genera in Papua New Guinea
Egea, J.M.; Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg; Torrente, Pilar

in Mycotaxon (1996), 59

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See detailRelationship of Plasma Lactate Production to Cortisol Release Following Completion of Different Types of Sporting Events in Horses
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Veterinary Research Communications (1996), 20(4), 371-379

Fifty-eight healthy horses were studied during five sporting events of various intensities and durations, namely show-jumping (n = 6), cross-country in a three-day event (n = 30), trotting races (n = 7 ... [more ▼]

Fifty-eight healthy horses were studied during five sporting events of various intensities and durations, namely show-jumping (n = 6), cross-country in a three-day event (n = 30), trotting races (n = 7), galloping races (n = 7) and endurance rides (n = 8). Venous blood samples were collected at rest and immediately after exercise and analysed for plasma cortisol (CORT) and lactate (LA) levels. The experimental procedure was the same throughout the investigation so as to permit a reliable comparison between the five types of exercise. The type of event significantly affected both the resting (p < or = 0.05) and the post-exercise (p < or = 0.01) plasma CORT. The degree of exercise-induced hypercortisolaemia was related to both the intensity and the duration of exercise for all five sporting events, but the endurance ride induced the most and show-jumping the least serious post-exercise CORT changes. LA production was much more closely related to the intensity of the exercise than was CORT. It is concluded that simultaneous measurements of plasma CORT and LA levels may be useful to discriminate between different types of exercise, adjust training programmes, and improve our comprehension of the physiology of sport horses at exercise. [less ▲]

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See detailTribology in Aerospace Propulsion Mechanisms
Bozet, Jean-Luc ULg

in Space Scientific Research in Belgium, vol. IV : Space Technology (1996), 4

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See detailHumanitarian aid and health services in Eastern Kivu, Zaïre: collaboration or competition
Goyens, Philippe; Porignon, Denis ULg; Mugisho Soron'Gane, Etienne et al

in Journal of Refugee Studies (1996), 9(3), 268-280

The population of eastern Kivu, like that of Rwanda, has been surviving in critical conditions for many years. The Rwandan refugees of 1994 fled into an area with its own serious problems. The Zairean ... [more ▼]

The population of eastern Kivu, like that of Rwanda, has been surviving in critical conditions for many years. The Rwandan refugees of 1994 fled into an area with its own serious problems. The Zairean health services in the health districts of Rutshuru, Kirotshe and Masisi, in spite of the political and socioeconomic disintegration of the country, were still functioning, and the local hospitals and health centres, although overwhelmed, contributed to a large extent to the disaster response. Prominent among the major problems facing the local health services were their limited adaptability, the inadequate coordination and collaboration offered to them by the humanitarian aid agencies, and the discrimination between the direct and secondary victims of the emergency. The public health consequences of the Rwandan refugee crisis for the Zairean population constitute an integral part of the disaster. [less ▲]

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See detailIncidence et coûts sociaux directs de la fracture du fémur
Gillet, Pierre ULg; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Archives of Public Health (1996), 53(S1), 61

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See detailA site with foliicolous lichens in Belgium
van den Boom, Pieter; Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg

in Belgian Journal of Botany (1996), 129

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See detailBenard-Marangoni instability in rigid rectangular containers
Dauby, Pierre ULg; Lebon, Georgy ULg

in Journal of Fluid Mechanics (1996), 329

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See detailCrystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies of a-amylase from the antarctic psychrophile Alteromonas haloplanctis A23
Aghajari, N.; Feller, Georges ULg; Gerday, Charles ULg et al

in Protein Science : A Publication of the Protein Society (1996), 5(10), 2128-2129

A cold-active alpha-amylase was purified from culture supernatants of the antarctic psychrophile Alteromonas haloplanctis A23 grown at 4 degrees C. In order to contribute to the understanding of the ... [more ▼]

A cold-active alpha-amylase was purified from culture supernatants of the antarctic psychrophile Alteromonas haloplanctis A23 grown at 4 degrees C. In order to contribute to the understanding of the molecular basis of cold adaptations, crystallographic studies of this cold-adapted enzyme have been initiated because a three-dimensional structure of a mesophilic counterpart, pig pancreatic alpha-amylase, already exists. alpha-Amylase from A. haloplanctis, which shares 53% sequence identity with pig pancreatic alpha-amylase, has been crystallized and data to 1.85 A have been collected. The space group is found to be C222(1) with a = 71.40 A, b = 138.88 A, and c = 115.66 A. Until now, a three-dimensional structure of a psychrophilic enzyme is lacking. [less ▲]

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See detailL'Aurignacien de Siuren I (Crimée, Ukraine)
Otte, Marcel ULg; Noiret, Pierre ULg; Tatartsev, Serguei et al

in Anthropologica et Praehistorica : Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Anthropologie et de Préhistoire (1996), 107

New excavations at Siuren I allowed to control the stratigraphy of the site, to give radiometric dating to the two main layers encountered and to reevaluate the lithic and faunal materials. The new dates ... [more ▼]

New excavations at Siuren I allowed to control the stratigraphy of the site, to give radiometric dating to the two main layers encountered and to reevaluate the lithic and faunal materials. The new dates show that a real Aurignacian is present at Siuren I around 28000-29000 BP. These occupations were probably a late extension of this culture through Eastern Europe. [less ▲]

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See detailDermatophylose équine: revue à partir d'un cas clinique
Vandenput, Sandrina ULg; Manteca, C.; Jauniaux, Thierry ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1996), 140(2), 125-129

From a clinical case of equine dermatophilosis, a short review of literature is proposed. The aetiology, causal factors, symptoms and lesions are brievely reviewed. Therapeutics and prophylaxis are ... [more ▼]

From a clinical case of equine dermatophilosis, a short review of literature is proposed. The aetiology, causal factors, symptoms and lesions are brievely reviewed. Therapeutics and prophylaxis are outlined. [less ▲]

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