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See detailSevere congenital hypopituitarism with low prolactin levels and age-dependent anterior pituitary hypoplasia: a clue to a PIT-1 mutation
Ward, L.; Chavez, M.; Huot, C. et al

in Journal of Pediatrics (1998), 132(6), 1036-8

A 20-month-old boy presented with severe congenital growth hormone, thyrotropin, and prolactin deficiencies resulting from a de novo mutation of the PIT-1 gene. This form of congenital hypopituitarism ... [more ▼]

A 20-month-old boy presented with severe congenital growth hormone, thyrotropin, and prolactin deficiencies resulting from a de novo mutation of the PIT-1 gene. This form of congenital hypopituitarism should be suspected if pituitary anatomy is normal, especially if prolactin levels are low and, in boys, if the external genitalia are normal. Pituitary atrophy appears to be an age-dependent phenomenon in this condition. [less ▲]

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See detailPrediction Of Epitopes And Production Of Monoclonal Antibodies Against Gastric H,K-Atpase
Irnaten, M.; Gallet, X.; Festy, F. et al

in Protein Engineering (1998), 11(10), 949-55

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were produced against gastric H,K-ATPase using a theoretical and experimental strategy based on prediction of linear epitopes by molecular modelling followed by production of ... [more ▼]

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were produced against gastric H,K-ATPase using a theoretical and experimental strategy based on prediction of linear epitopes by molecular modelling followed by production of anti-peptide antibodies. By analysing the alpha subunit sequence, we predicted several epitopes corresponding to amino acids K519-L533, E543-Y553 and S786-L798 and produced monoclonal antibodies HK519, HK543 and HK786. All three react against gastric H,K-ATPase in RaLISA, immunohistochemistry and Western blots demonstrating that they recognize the native and the SDS-denatured ionic pump and that the epitopes are located at the surface of the native ATPase. Antibody Kd are in the range 6-10x10(-8) M. Monoclonal antibody HK519 is a competitive inhibitor of ATP, in agreement with ATP binding to K519. Neither mAb 543, nor mAb 786 inhibit the ATPase activity. Monoclonal antibody 95111, whose epitope is mapped between residues C529 and E561, competes with mAb HK543 but not with the other two. We suggest that the 95111 epitope is overlapping or very close to the HK543-553 sequence. Induction of E1 conformer by binding FITC to K519 increases the number of mAb 95111 and mAb HK543 epitopes but not that of mAb 786, supporting the fact that the fragment E543-Y553 changes accessibility, maybe during the E1-E2 transconformation. [less ▲]

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See detailLe juste entre formalisme et substantialisme. Etude comparative des jugements émis par des Tunisiens et des Français à propos d’une pratique coutumière de justice corrective
Nachi, Mohamed ULg

in Science Information/Information sur les sciences sociales (1998), 37(4), 547-592

Dans cet article, l’auteur se propose d’étudier le sens de la justice à partir d’un « cas » empirique recueilli en Tunisie et soumis à l’appréciation et au jugement de Tunisiens mais aussi de Français ... [more ▼]

Dans cet article, l’auteur se propose d’étudier le sens de la justice à partir d’un « cas » empirique recueilli en Tunisie et soumis à l’appréciation et au jugement de Tunisiens mais aussi de Français. L’examen des différentes espèces de justice établies par Aristote conduit à préciser les contours du tanfîl en tant qu’institution de partage mettant en oeuvre des règles de justice distributive et à montrer en quoi il s’agit dune forme de justice corrective sui generis. Après avoir éclairci la question du rapport aux normes, à travers la notion d’invocation des normes, et la question de la qualification, en comparant qualification juridique et qualification ordinaire, l’article analyse les formes d’argumentation et de justification que les Tunisiens et les Français interrogés mobilisent pour faire valoir leurs sens de la justice. L’analyse révèle deux types principaux de concepts de justice distributive : celle dans laquelle la légalité et le formalisme occupent une place prépondérante et celle où la primauté est accordée au contenu, à la substance, de la règle de justice. Tandis que dans le premier type le juste se confond avec le légal, dans le second non seulement il s’en distingue mais peut même s’y opposer, car ce qui est légal peut être injuste. L’auteur montre en particulier, en partant de la trilogie du juste chez Ricœur, dune part, que le compromis requiert une place de premier plan, et d’autre part, que l’idée de justice ne peut trouver sa pleine signification que dans une posture intermédiaire entre le légal et le bon, entre le formel et le substantiel. [less ▲]

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See detailLes élus d'origine étrangère à Bruxelles: une nouvelle étape de la participation politique des populations d'origine immigrée
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales (1998), 14(2), 123-149

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See detailPotentiels urbains et îlots de chaleur
Cornélis, Bernard ULg; Binard, Marc ULg; Nadasdi, Istvan

in Publications de l'Association Internationale de Climatologie (1998), 10

The present contribution aims at answering in a quantitative way the question: is there a relationship between urban heat island and urban potential ? If such a relationship exits, it tries to quantify it ... [more ▼]

The present contribution aims at answering in a quantitative way the question: is there a relationship between urban heat island and urban potential ? If such a relationship exits, it tries to quantify it and to answer the following questions : - would the potential model allow the representation of the heat island phenomenon ? - If so, in which conditions ? [less ▲]

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See detailWiewiorka's view on Multiculturalism: a critique
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Ethnic and Racial Studies (1998), 21(5), 911-916

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See detailIn vitro ototoxicity of aminoglycosides and platin derivatives. A semi-automatic assay for sensory hair cell damage in explanted rat organ of corti.
Malgrange, B.; LEFEBVRE, Philippe ULg; van de Water, T.R. et al

in Toxicology in Vitro (1998), 12 (6)

The ototoxic damage that drugs such as neomycin, kanamycin, colistin, cisplatin, transplatin and carboplatin cause on outer and inner hair cells in postnatal day 3 rat cochlear explants was investigated ... [more ▼]

The ototoxic damage that drugs such as neomycin, kanamycin, colistin, cisplatin, transplatin and carboplatin cause on outer and inner hair cells in postnatal day 3 rat cochlear explants was investigated. Phalloidin-fluorescein conjugate-stained stereocilia bundles of sensory hair cells were quantified by video image analysis as a measurement of ototoxic effect. The video image quantification system established dose-response curves for ototoxic drugs (e.g. calculation of an IC50) and allowed comparisons between several ototoxins from the same family. This methodology provided the means to assess the efficacy of otoprotectant agents in preventing ototoxicity. Poly-l-aspartate (10-5M) and poly-l-glutamate (10-5M) protected auditory hair cells from neomycin (10-3M) toxicity while reduced glutathione (10-3M) provided protection against cisplatin (10-4M)-induced hair cell damage. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cartilage articulaire peut-il se régénérer ?
Henrotin, Yves ULg; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Le Journal du Médecin (1998), 1129

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See detailComment je préviens et je traite : les ulcères de stress
FRAIPONT, V; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; GAST, Pierrette ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53

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See detailTranscription factor AP1 is involved in basal and okadaic acid-stimulated activity of the human PRL promoter
Caccavelli, Laure; Manfroid, Isabelle ULg; Martial, Joseph ULg et al

in Molecular Endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) (1998), 12(8), 1215-27

The tumor promoter, okadaic acid (OA), an inhibitor of protein phosphatases, stimulates the activity of the human PRL (hPRL) proximal promoter. We analyzed in detail the effects of OA on transcription ... [more ▼]

The tumor promoter, okadaic acid (OA), an inhibitor of protein phosphatases, stimulates the activity of the human PRL (hPRL) proximal promoter. We analyzed in detail the effects of OA on transcription factor binding to elements P1 and P2 of this promoter, sequences known to contain at least one Pit-1 binding site each. OA treatment induces binding of an AP1-related transcription factor to the P1 site. This effect is specific, as protein binding to the P2 site is not altered by the treatment. Specific antibodies were used to confirm that the OA-induced complex is related to AP1 and to show that it contains JunD and c-fos, but not Pit-1. The increase in AP1 binding to P1 and to a canonical AP1 site correlates to an increase in cellular JunD and c-fos content. Transient transfection experiments showed that both AP1 and Pit-1 are involved in the regulation of basal and OA-stimulated promoter activity. Our results demonstrate that a member of the AP1 family, containing JunD and c-fos, can bind to the proximal element P1 within the hPRL promoter. In addition, they show that AP1 is involved in both basal and OA-stimulated expression of the hPRL gene. [less ▲]

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See detailA method for estimating the migration time of plant species within the time range of 14C-Dating.
Juvigné, Etienne ULg; Bastin, B; Delibrias, G et al

in Quaternary International (1998), 47/48

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See detailHet hoogst haalbare
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Nieuw Wereld Tijdschrift (1998), 5(4), 74-75

This is a review of Dutch translations of Hölderlin's poetry, made by the Dutch writer and critic Ad den Besten.

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See detailNear Infrared Spectroscopy for Non-Invasive Assessment of Intracranial Haemoglobin Oxygenation in an in Vitro Model of the Calf Head
Pringle, John; Art, Tatiana ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Research in Veterinary Science (1998), 65(2), 103-109

An in vitro model of the calf head was used to examine the ability of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to non-invasively determine oxygenation events within the calf head. The brains were removed from 16 ... [more ▼]

An in vitro model of the calf head was used to examine the ability of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to non-invasively determine oxygenation events within the calf head. The brains were removed from 16 calf skulls and replaced with oxygenated dilutions of calf blood that had the oxygen progressively decreased from PO2 > 110 mmHg to < 10 mmHg. Appropriate placement of the lighting source and sensor (optodes) was examined, as were the influences of skull thickness and overlying skin of the skull (including colour). The changes in haemaglobin oxygenation in the model calf head, as observed by NIRS, were highly correlated to PO2 changes in all 16 calf skulls examined (mean r2=0.91, range 0.71 to 0.99). There was a trend for optode positioning to achieve optimal NIRS signals over the middle of the frontal bone in a longitudinal axis and with optodes spaced 4 cm apart, but with the large variation between calf heads this was not shown to be significantly different from other sites tested. The presence of skin over the skull had a significant damping effect on the NIRS signal when compared with the bare skull (P<0.01) but it was not possible to detect a difference in this damping effect between black and white coloured skin. All but the two thickest skulls (13 and 14 mm frontal bone thickness) appeared to allow sufficiently strong NIRS signals of changes in haemoglobin oxygenation. This study showed that NIRS can be used for non-invasive study of oxygenation events within the cranial cavity of calves, and established some guidelines and limitations for its use in this species. [less ▲]

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See detailLe vétérinaire et les médicaments : cadre légal actuel
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Laurier, L.; Plume, C.

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1998), 142

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See detailThe production of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in neonates assessed by stimulated whole cord blood culture and by plasma levels at birth.
SEGHAYE, Marie-Christine ULg; Heyl, W.; Grabitz, R. G. et al

in Biology of the Neonate (1998), 73(4), 220-7

The capability of neonates to achieve cytokine balance was evaluated. Production of the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF alpha and IL-8, of the natural anti-inflammatory cytokine IL10 and of the regulator ... [more ▼]

The capability of neonates to achieve cytokine balance was evaluated. Production of the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF alpha and IL-8, of the natural anti-inflammatory cytokine IL10 and of the regulator of the acute phase response IL6 was assessed after whole blood stimulation by lipopolysaccharide in cord blood (n = 10), adult volunteers serving as control (n = 17). Additionally, circulating cytokines were determined in cord and in maternal blood immediately after delivery (n = 27, respectively). Significant production of TNF alpha, IL8, IL10 and IL6 was observed in cord blood after lipopolysaccharide stimulation and was similar to cytokine production in adult blood. The plasma concentrations of TNF alpha were significantly higher in cord than in maternal blood, while plasma concentrations of IL10 and IL6 were significantly lower. Our results demonstrate fully developed capability of whole cord blood to synthesize pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in response to a pro-inflammatory stimulation in vitro. In vivo, however, higher circulating TNF alpha and lower IL10 and IL6 levels in cord blood suggest that the inflammatory stress associated with normal delivery does not induce detectable anti-inflammatory response in neonates at birth. [less ▲]

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See detailStudies on the value of incorporating the effect of dominance in genetic evaluations of dairy cattle, beef cattle and swine
Misztal, I.; Varona, L.; Culbertson, M. et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1998), 2

Nonadditive genetic effects are currently ignored in national genetic evaluations of farm animals because of ignorance of the level of dominance variance for traits of interest and the difficult ... [more ▼]

Nonadditive genetic effects are currently ignored in national genetic evaluations of farm animals because of ignorance of the level of dominance variance for traits of interest and the difficult computational problems involved. Potential gains from including the effects of dominance in genetic evaluations include “purification” of additive values and availability of predictions of specific combining abilities for each pair of prospective parents. This study focused on making evaluation with dominance effects feasible computationally and on ascertaining benefits of such an evaluation for dairy cattle, beef cattle, and swine. Using iteration on data, computing costs for evaluation with dominance effects included costs could be less than twice expensive as with only an additive model. With Method Â, variance components could be estimated for problems involving up to 10 millions equations. Dominance effects accounted for up to 10% of phenotypic variance; estimates were larger for growth traits. As a percentage of additive variance, the estimate of dominance variance reached 78% for 21-d litter weight of swine and 47% for post weaning weight of beef cattle. When dominance effects are ignored, additive evaluations are “contaminated”; effects are greatest for evaluations of dams in a single large family. These changes in ranking were important for dairy cattle, especially for dams of full-sibs, but were less important for swine. Specific combining abilities cannot be included in sire evaluations and need to be computed separately for each set of parents. The predictions of specific combining abilities could be used in computerized mating programs via the Internet. Gains from including the dominance effect in genetic evaluations would be moderate but would outweigh expenditures to produce those evaluations. [less ▲]

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See detailDopamine D4 receptors, a new opportunity for research on schizophrenia
Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Eyrolles, L.; Bruhwyler, J. et al

in Current Medicinal Chemistry (1998), 5

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See detailCell cycle-related changes in repopulating capacity of human mobilized peripheral blood CD34(+) cells in non-obese diabetic/severe combined immune-deficient mice.
GOTHOT, André ULg; Van der loo, J. C. M.; Clapp, D. W. et al

in Blood (1998), 92(8), 2641-9

Most primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells reside in vivo within the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle. By simultaneous DNA/RNA staining it is possible to distinguish G0 and G1 states and to isolate cells ... [more ▼]

Most primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells reside in vivo within the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle. By simultaneous DNA/RNA staining it is possible to distinguish G0 and G1 states and to isolate cells in defined phases of the cell cycle. We report here the use of cell cycle fractionation to separate human mobilized peripheral blood (MPB) CD34(+) cells capable of repopulating the bone marrow (BM) of non-obese diabetic/severe combined immune-deficient (NOD/SCID) mice. In freshly isolated MPB, repopulating cells were predominant within the G0 phase, because transplantation of CD34(+) cells residing in G0 (G0CD34(+)) resulted on average in a 16.6- +/- 3.2-fold higher BM chimerism than infusion of equal numbers of CD34(+) cells isolated in G1. We then investigated the effect of ex vivo cell cycle progression, in the absence of cell division, on engraftment capacity. Freshly isolated G0CD34(+) cells were activated by interleukin-3 (IL-3), stem cell factor (SCF), and flt3-ligand (FL) for a 36-hour incubation period during which a fraction of cells progressed from G0 into G1 but did not complete a cell cycle. The repopulating capacity of stimulated cells was markedly diminished compared with that of unmanipulated G0CD34(+) cells. Cells that remained in G0 during the 36-hour incubation period and those that traversed into G1 were sorted and assayed separately in NOD/SCID recipients. The repopulating ability of cells remaining in G0 was insignificantly reduced compared with that of unstimulated G0CD34(+) cells. On the contrary, CD34(+) cells traversing from G0 into G1 were largely depleted of repopulating capacity. Similar results were obtained when G0CD34(+) cells were activated by the combination of thrombopoietin-SCF-FL. These studies provide direct evidence of the quiescent nature of cells capable of repopulating the BM of NOD/SCID mice. Furthermore, these data also demonstrate that G0-G1 progression in vitro is associated with a decrease in engraftment capacity. [less ▲]

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See detailBisphosphonates and osteoporosis treatment in Italy
Gennari, C; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Aging Clinical & Experimental Research (1998), 10

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See detailConstruction de tarifs de cubage d'arbres pour l’aulne glutineux (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.).
Thibaut, André; Rondeux, Jacques ULg; Claessens, Hugues ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1998), 2(3), 203-213

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See detailL'enseignement de la chimie aux étudiants du secondaire qui se destinent à l'université: Trois heures de chimie valent mieux qu'une
Cornélis, André ULg; Cahay, René ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg

in Chimie Nouvelle (1998), 16

The major importance of a high quality chemistry education in secondary schools is highlighted by the analysis of the results of a procedure developed at the University of Liège to help the students ... [more ▼]

The major importance of a high quality chemistry education in secondary schools is highlighted by the analysis of the results of a procedure developed at the University of Liège to help the students starting their university education, to evaluate their level of basic chemistry competences and to improve them if necessary. It turns out that students who followed three weekly periods of chemistry per week in the secondary school are clearly favoured compared to those who had only one period. These discrepancies show up not only on the starting competence level but also on the progress realized during the remediation step. The starting competence level influences also the strategy chosen by the student for his/her individual remediation. [less ▲]

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See detailInduction of the 27-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp27) in the rat medulla oblongata after vagus nerve injury.
Hopkins, D. A.; Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Currie, R. W.

in Experimental Neurology (1998), 153(2), 173-83

The 27-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp27) is constitutively expressed in motor and sensory neurons of the brainstem. Hsp27 is also rapidly induced in the nervous system following oxidative and cellular ... [more ▼]

The 27-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp27) is constitutively expressed in motor and sensory neurons of the brainstem. Hsp27 is also rapidly induced in the nervous system following oxidative and cellular metabolic stress. In this study, we examined the distribution of Hsp27 in the rat medulla oblongata by means of immunohistochemistry after the vagus nerve was cut or crushed. After vagal injury, rats were allowed to survive for 6, 12, 24 h, 2, 4, 7, 10, 14, 30, or 90 days. Vagus nerve lesions resulted in a time-dependent up-regulation of Hsp27 in vagal motor and nodose ganglion sensory neurons that expressed Hsp27 constitutively and de novo induction in neurons that did not express Hsp27 constitutively. In the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus nerve (DMV) and nucleus ambiguus, the levels of Hsp27 in motor neurons were elevated within 24 h of injury and persisted for up to 90 days. Vagal afferents to the nucleus of the tractus solitarius (NTS) and area postrema showed increases in Hsp27 levels within 4 days that were still present 90 days postinjury. In addition, increases in Hsp27 staining of axons in the NTS and DMV suggest that vagus nerve injury resulted in sprouting of afferent axons and spread into areas of the dorsal vagal complex not normally innervated by the vagus. Our observations are consistent with the possibility that Hsp27 plays a role in long-term survival of distinct subpopulations of injured vagal motor and sensory neurons. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de La circulation des nouvelles au Moyen Age, Paris, 1994
George, Philippe ULg

in Cahiers de Clio (1998)

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See detailAnemia in children with cancer is associated with decreased erythropoietic activity and not with inadequate erythropoietin production.
Corazza, Francis; Beguin, Yves ULg; Bergmann, Pierre et al

in Blood (1998), 92(5), 1793-8

A defect in erythropoietin (EPO) production has been advocated as being the main cause of anemia presented at time of diagnosis or during treatment by adults with solid tumors. On the basis of this defect ... [more ▼]

A defect in erythropoietin (EPO) production has been advocated as being the main cause of anemia presented at time of diagnosis or during treatment by adults with solid tumors. On the basis of this defect, anemic cancer patients, both adults and children, have been treated with recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO). To further elucidate the pathophysiology of anemia in children with cancer, we measured serum soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), a quantitative marker of erythropoiesis, and serum EPO at time of diagnosis and during chemotherapy in children suffering from solid tumor or leukemia. We determined serum EPO in 111 children (55 leukemia, 56 solid tumors) at time of diagnosis. In the last 44 patients (23 leukemia and 21 solid tumors), sTfR levels were also measured. Serum EPO together with sTfR levels were also determined in 60 children receiving chemotherapy (29 leukemia, 31 solid tumors). These results were compared with those obtained from appropriate control groups. In all patients, we found a highly significant correlation between the logarithm of EPO (log[EPO]) and the hemoglobin (Hb) level. In all subsets of patients, sTfR levels were inappropriately low for the degree of anemia. Neither leukemic nor solid tumor groups showed a significant inverse relationship between log(sTfR) and the Hb level as would be expected in anemic patients with appropriate marrow response. Thus, in children with cancer, anemia is associated with a decreased total bone marrow erythropoietic activity which, in contrast to what has been reported in anemic cancer adults, is not related to defective EPO production. [less ▲]

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See detailA revision of the names of foliicolous lichenized fungi published by Batista and co-workers between 1960 and 1975
Lücking, Robert; Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg; Maia, Leonor C. et al

in Lichenologist (1998), 30

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See detailFloating Population and Migration in China. The Impact of Economic Reforms
Florence, Eric ULg

in Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie = Review of Bibliography in Sinology (1998), Vol. XVI

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See detailDescription sédimentologique du sondage 134E858 de Chaudfontaine (Famennien, Synclinorium de Verviers)
Boulvain, Frédéric ULg

in Professional Paper Belgian Geological Survey (1998), 284

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See detailUn acceso de fiebre milenarista
Richelle, Marc ULg

in Anuario de Psicologia (1998), 29(2), 5-19

As an introduction to the present thematic issue of the Anuario de Psicología, the author, indulging in the millenarist mood at the approach of the year 2000, presents some reflections on the present ... [more ▼]

As an introduction to the present thematic issue of the Anuario de Psicología, the author, indulging in the millenarist mood at the approach of the year 2000, presents some reflections on the present state of psychology and on future prospects. In spite of the fragmentation of psychology into multiple subfields, he points to some signs towards recovering unity. Attention is given especially to current trends towards restoring the importance of emotion and motivation, of action and of environment factors, the place of which had been reduced or neglected by extreme cognitivism. Although the traditional conflict as to the roots - biological or cultural - of human nature is far from being solved, a new way to look at variations, both interindividual and intraindividual, offers a possibility to reconcile the biological and socio-historical dimensions, and also to face the many problems challenging applied psychology in the future. Emphasis is made on the increasing need for pluridisciplinary, for better communication within psychology, for more efficient and earlier information and education of the public at large as what psychology is about. Given the impossibility to predict what changes human nature might undergo during the next centuries, recommandations are made to maximal flexibility, and readiness to deal with humans fully shaped by virtual reality, eventually in need of virtual psychologists. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative and quantitative evaluation of bisindole usambarane alkaloids in Strychnos usambarensis roots by high performance liquid chromatography diode-array
Frederich, Michel ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg

in Phytochemical Analysis (1998), 9(2), 63-66

A high performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of bisindole usambarane alkaloids from the roots of Strychnos usambarensis using a diode-array detector is proposed, The ... [more ▼]

A high performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of bisindole usambarane alkaloids from the roots of Strychnos usambarensis using a diode-array detector is proposed, The system, consisting of a RP-8 Select B column and a linear gradient elution with acetonitrile and acetate buffer allowed the separation of all the alkaloids in 20 min, Usambarensine was found to be the major tertiary alkaloid present in the roots, In order to demonstrate the possibility of quantifying the bisindole alkaloids in crude roots extracts, the quantitative evaluation of 3',4'-dihydrousambarensine, usambarensine and N-b-methylusambarensine was carried out. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailNumber and relative size of thenar motor units in ALS patients: application of the adapted multiple point stimulation method.
Wang, François-Charles ULg; Delwaide, Paul ULg

in Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology (1998), 109(1), 36-43

In the present study, the adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method was first applied to median innervated thenar muscles in 22 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who did not received any ... [more ▼]

In the present study, the adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method was first applied to median innervated thenar muscles in 22 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who did not received any treatment. In all patients, a motor unit number estimate (MUNE) and an average surface-recorded motor unit action potential (S-MUAP) size have been derived even if the denervation was severe; and the results were reproducible. The thenar MUNE was less than the normal lower limit for age in 17 patients, and the mean MUNE (67.1 +/- 90.6) was significantly different from that estimated in control subjects (263.3 +/- 116.8). The mean S-MUAP size in the 22 ALS patients was 352.9 +/- 328.4 microV x ms versus 94.1 +/- 30.3 microV x ms in healthy volunteers. A control AMPS was achieved in 8 patients after 2 and 6 months of a glutamate-release antagonist (riluzole) treatment. The mean loss of motor units, based on control thenar MUNEs realized after 6 months of treatment, was 53%. In conclusion, we propose AMPS as a manageable, reproducible and non-invasive procedure which permits one to quantify peripheral denervation and to appreciate the effectiveness of collateral reinnervation in ALS patients. [less ▲]

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See detailIsotope splitting of the zero-phonon line of Fe2+ in cubic III-V semiconductors
Colignon, David ULg; Mailleux, Éric; Kartheuser, Eduard ULg et al

in Solid State Communications (1998), 105(4), 205-209

A theoretical study of the isotopic-mass dependence of the internal transitions of Fe2+ at a cation site in a cubic zinc-blende semiconductor is presented. The model used is based on crystal-field theory ... [more ▼]

A theoretical study of the isotopic-mass dependence of the internal transitions of Fe2+ at a cation site in a cubic zinc-blende semiconductor is presented. The model used is based on crystal-field theory and includes the spin-orbit interaction and a weak dynamic Jahn-Teller coupling between the (5) Gamma(5) excited manifold of Fe2+ and a local vibrational mode (LVM) of Gamma(5) symmetry. The mass dependence of the LVM frequency is described, in the harmonic approximation, within two different limits: the rigid-cage model and a molecular model. In the rigid-cage model, the Fe2+ ion undergoes a displacement but the rest of the lattice is fixed. In this case, a simple M-1/2 dependence of the frequency is obtained and the Jahn-Teller energy, E-JT, is independent of the mass. In the molecular model, the four nearest neighbors of the magnetic ion are allowed to move and the LVM then behaves as the Gamma(5) mode of a MX4 tetrahedral molecule leading to a more complicated dependence of the frequency on the isotopic mass and to a mass-dependence of E-JT. The theoretical results obtained with these two models are compared with the observed isotopic shifts of the zero-phonon lines in InP:Fe and GaP:Fe corresponding to an optical transition between the vibronic Gamma(1) ground state and the lowest Gamma(5) state originating from the (5) Gamma(5) excited orbital multiplet. A prediction of the isotopic shifts of the zero-phonon line in GaAs:Fe is also presented. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailL'apport des banques de données biogéographiques à la conservation de l'entomofaune
Lebrun, Philippe; Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Parcs & Réserves (1998), 53

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Louis, Edouard ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1998), 56

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See detailSynthesis of Tetraalkyl(Pyrrolidine-2,2-diyl)bisphosphonates and 2,2-Bis(diethoxyphosphoryl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-pyrrole 1-Oxide; ESR Study of Derived Nitroxides
Olive, Gilles ULg; Le Moigne, François; Mercier, Anne et al

in Journal of Organic Chemistry (1998), 63(24), 9095-9099

Synthesis of Tetraalkyl (Pyrrolidine-2,2-diyl)bisphosphonates and 2,2-Bis(diethoxyphosphoryl)-3,4-dihydro-2Hpyrrole 1-Oxide; ESR Study of Derived Nitroxides

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See detailLes minéraux secondaires en relation avec les sulfures de la région de Vielsalm, Belgique
Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Blondieau, Michel; Dehove, José et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1998), 67

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See detailUn revenant au Faubourg Saint-Léonard à Liège en 1634
George, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (1998), t.XIII, n° 283

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See detailLes aires protégées dans la tourmente. Evolution de la situation de 1990 à 1996
Bouché, Philippe ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1998), 18(2), 161-174

The Akagera National Park (ANP) and the Volcano National Park (VNP) are the main protected areas in Rwanda. Following civil war that bloodstained the country since 1990, the destiny of these two parks ... [more ▼]

The Akagera National Park (ANP) and the Volcano National Park (VNP) are the main protected areas in Rwanda. Following civil war that bloodstained the country since 1990, the destiny of these two parks diverged. The VNP, dedicated to the conservation of one of the last population of mountain gorillas and of their habitat, recovered somehow the same situation as before the war despite some gorillas were lost. The ANP, on the other hand, has been invaded by large herds of domestic cattle, which resulted in serious injuries at its integrity. It seems that two-thirds of the park are on the way to be sacrificed and will be devoted to human and cattle settlement. The fate of the remaining third is still undecided. About 63 years after the park was created, the golden era of this protected area of international reputation seems close to an end... But it is the conservationists' duty to carry on. [less ▲]

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See detailA Qtl with Major Effect on Milk Yield and Composition Maps to Bovine Chromosome 14
Coppieters, Wouter ULg; Riquet, J.; Arranz, J. J. et al

in Mammalian Genome : Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society (1998), 9(7), 540-4

A whole genome scan was undertaken in a granddaughter design comprising 1158 progeny-tested bulls in order to map QTL influencing milk yield and composition. In this paper we report the identification of ... [more ▼]

A whole genome scan was undertaken in a granddaughter design comprising 1158 progeny-tested bulls in order to map QTL influencing milk yield and composition. In this paper we report the identification of a locus on the centromeric end of bovine Chromosome (Chr) 14, with major effect on fat and protein percentage as well as milk yield. The genuine nature of this QTL was verified using the grand2-daughter design, that is, by tracing the segregating QTL alleles from heterozygous grandsires to their maternal grandsons and confirming the predicted QTL allele substitution effect. [less ▲]

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See detailMolecular Definition of an Allelic Series of Mutations Disrupting the Myostatin Function and Causing Double-Muscling in Cattle
Grobet, Luc ULg; Poncelet, D.; Royo, L. J. et al

in Mammalian Genome : Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society (1998), 9(3), 210-3

We have determined the entire myostatin coding sequence for 32 double-muscled cattle sampled from ten European cattle breeds. Seven DNA sequence polymorphisms were identified, of which five would be ... [more ▼]

We have determined the entire myostatin coding sequence for 32 double-muscled cattle sampled from ten European cattle breeds. Seven DNA sequence polymorphisms were identified, of which five would be predicted to disrupt the function of the protein, one is a conservative amino acid substitution, and one a silent DNA sequence variant. Four additional DNA sequence polymorphisms were identified in myostatin intronic sequences. In all but two breeds, all double-muscled animals were either homozygous or compound heterozygotes for one of the five loss-of-function mutations. The absence of obvious loss-of-function mutations in the coding sequence of the two remaining breeds points either towards additional mutations in unexplored segments of the gene, or towards locus heterogeneity of double-muscling. [less ▲]

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See detailOiseau, d'où viens-tu?
Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Association des Géologues Amateurs de Belgique Minibul (1998), 31(8), 20-22

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See detailLes thiazolidinediones : quel avenir dans le traitement du diabète de type 2 ?
SCHEEN, André ULg; PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg; LETIEXHE, Michel ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1998), 56

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See detailbébé prématuré, bébé particulier ? Quel suivi développemental ?
Battisti, Oreste ULg; François, A.; Bertrand, J. M. et al

in Archives de Pédiatrie (1998), 5

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See detailScale relativity and quantization of the solar system - Orbit quantization of the planet's satellites
Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Schumacher, G.; Guyard, R.

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1998), 335(1), 281-286

In a first paper Nottale, Schumacher and Gay have given the bases of the Scale Relativity theory applied to the gravitational field, which leads to the quantization of the solar system. In the present ... [more ▼]

In a first paper Nottale, Schumacher and Gay have given the bases of the Scale Relativity theory applied to the gravitational field, which leads to the quantization of the solar system. In the present paper we show that one more class of objects of the solar system satisfy the rule of quantization, this class including the main satellites and rings of the outer planets. We also give a classification of the satellites by rank, showing that one can predict the existence of certain orbits that are not occupied, or whose objects are not yet discovered. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmaco-economie des medicaments hypolipidemiants: analyse des facteurs influencant le rapport cout/efficacite.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(5), 270-5

The demonstration that stains reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, in both secondary and primary prevention trials, led to the recent publication of sophisticated pharmaco-economical studies. A lot ... [more ▼]

The demonstration that stains reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, in both secondary and primary prevention trials, led to the recent publication of sophisticated pharmaco-economical studies. A lot of factors may influence the cost-effectiveness ratio of the pharmacological intervention, especially the mode of calculation of various costs, the initial level of cardiovascular risk of the patients and the medico-economical particularities of each country. What so ever, available studies appear to justify the use of statins in secondary prevention, i.e. in coronary patients, even those with only a moderate hypercholesterolaemia, and, in primary prevention, i.e in hypercholesterolaemia individuals with obvious high risk of cardiovascular disease. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro modulation of human gingival keratinocyte migration by minocycline-HCl
Van Heusden, Alain ULg; Nusgens, Betty ULg; Lapière, Charles et al

in Journal of Dental Research (1998), 77

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See detailThe roles of time of day and sleep quality in modulating glucose regulation: clinical implications.
Scheen, André ULg; Van Cauter, E.

in Hormone Research (1998), 49(3-4), 191-201

Consistent variations in glucose regulation across the 24-hour cycle are present in normal subjects. These diurnal variations are altered in various states of impaired glucose tolerance (aging, obesity ... [more ▼]

Consistent variations in glucose regulation across the 24-hour cycle are present in normal subjects. These diurnal variations are altered in various states of impaired glucose tolerance (aging, obesity, diabetes). Changes in insulin secretion, clearance and/or action across the day have been demonstrated. Studies in subjects receiving continuous intravenous glucose infusion have shown that major alterations of glucose tolerance occur during sleep and that sleep quality markedly influences glucose utilization. Diurnal variations in glucose tolerance result from the alternation of wake and sleep states as well as from intrinsic effects of circadian rhythmicity. The important roles of physiological variations in levels of counterregulatory hormones which are markedly dependent on sleep (i.e. growth hormone) or circadian rhythmicity (i.e. cortisol) have only begun to be appreciated. The modulatory effects of sleep and circadian rhythmicity on glucose regulation may have important clinical implications for the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities of carbohydrate metabolism. [less ▲]

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See detailStereoselective determination of S-naproxen in tablets by capillary electrophoresis.
Fillet, Marianne ULg; Fotsing, Lucas; Bonnard, J. et al

in Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis (1998), 18(4-5), 799-805

A capillary electrophoresis (CE) method was developed for the stereoselective determination of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), S-naproxen, in tablets. Several beta-cyclodextrin ... [more ▼]

A capillary electrophoresis (CE) method was developed for the stereoselective determination of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), S-naproxen, in tablets. Several beta-cyclodextrin derivatives (CDs) were tested as chiral selectors, including sulfobutyl-beta-CD (SBCD), carboxymethyl-beta-CD (CMCD), dimethyl-beta-CD (DMCD) and trimethyl-beta-CD (TMCD), in a phosphoric acid/triethanolamine pH 3 buffer. Under these conditions, the analyte was mainly present in an uncharged form and therefore, the use a neutral CD (DMCD or TMCD) alone could not lead to enantiomeric separation. On the contrary, by addition of a charged CD (SBCD or CMCD) to the running buffer, giving the analyte enantiomers an adequate mobility, chiral resolution could be achieved, although the resolution values obtained in this case were not quite satisfactory (Rs < 1.5). Dual systems, based on the use of mixtures of charged and neutral CDs, were then investigated. The SBCD/TMCD system was found to be particularly well suited to the enantioseparation of naproxen and after optimisation of the concentrations of both CDs, a resolution value of 5.4 could be obtained. The method was validated for the determination of R-naproxen (enantiomeric impurity) in the 0.1-2% range, using the racemic mixture of the analyte. A second validation was performed in the 50-150% range for the quantitation of S-naproxen. In both cases, good results with respect to linearity, precision and accuracy were obtained. [less ▲]

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See detailProposal for a Strunian substage and a subdivision of the Famennian Stage into four substages.
Streel, Maurice ULg; Brice, D; Degardin, JM et al

in Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy Newsletter (1998), 15

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See detailEnhanced expression in seminoma of human zinc finger genes located on chromosome 19
Ogawa, Takehiko; Poncelet, Dominique A; Kinoshita, Yuzo et al

in Cancer Genetics & Cytogenetics (1998), 100(1), 36-42

Six Kruppel-type zinc finger (ZF) genes were cloned from a seminoma cDNA library. One, ZFS-1, showed high sequence homology to the ZNF91 KRAB (Kruppel-associated box) ZF gene family and also the same ... [more ▼]

Six Kruppel-type zinc finger (ZF) genes were cloned from a seminoma cDNA library. One, ZFS-1, showed high sequence homology to the ZNF91 KRAB (Kruppel-associated box) ZF gene family and also the same chromosomal assignment. Interestingly, Northern blot analyses using ZFS-1 and ZNF91 revealed that multiple ZF genes on chromosome 19 were predominantly expressed in seminomas. In addition, the testis and the seminoma showed specific expression of 2.3 kb transcript. Our results suggest that ZF genes on chromosome 19 may be implicated in the development and/or growth of seminomas. [less ▲]

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See detailPathologie bovine : transport de l’oxygène et solutions salines
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Cambier, Carole ULg; Frans, A. et al

in Agricontact (1998), 302

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See detailTrimalchion ou l'antijudaïsme de Pétrone
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Revues des études juives (1998), 44

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See detailControlled exchange of metallic cations by a polypyrrole-based resin
Jérôme, Christine ULg; Martinot, Lucien; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Journal de Chimie Physique et de Physico-Chimie Biologique (1998), 95(6), 1475-1478

This work shows that the binding and the release of Cs+, Ba2+, La3+ and Th4+ cations can be controlled by the application of a potential to a polypyπole doped with polystyrene sulfonate exchange-resin ... [more ▼]

This work shows that the binding and the release of Cs+, Ba2+, La3+ and Th4+ cations can be controlled by the application of a potential to a polypyπole doped with polystyrene sulfonate exchange-resin. Radiometric and nuclear techniques were carried out to characterize the reversibility of the process in relation with the exchanged-cation charge. [less ▲]

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See detailClassical support for non-dispersive two electron wave packets in the driven helium atom
Schlagheck, Peter ULg; Buchleitner, A.

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1998), 31(11), 489-495

We present numerical evidence for the existence of a classically non-ionizing, highly correlated two-electron configuration which emerges from the frozen planet configuration of helium exposed to an ... [more ▼]

We present numerical evidence for the existence of a classically non-ionizing, highly correlated two-electron configuration which emerges from the frozen planet configuration of helium exposed to an electromagnetic field of linear polarization. A static electric field parallel to the polarization axis prevents this configuration from transverse ionization. We argue that the corresponding nonlinear resonance island in 12D phase space supports nondispersive wave packets of the helium atom in combined oscillating and static electric fields. [less ▲]

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See detailConnectionism and the problem of multiple instantiation
Sougné, Jacques ULg

in Trends in Cognitive Sciences (1998), 2(5), 183-189

Multiple instantiation is the ability to handle different instances of the same concept simultaneously. For example, from the following two facts: 'Pepin the Short was the son of Charles Martel' and ... [more ▼]

Multiple instantiation is the ability to handle different instances of the same concept simultaneously. For example, from the following two facts: 'Pepin the Short was the son of Charles Martel' and 'Charlemagne was the son of Pepin the Short', one can infer that Charles Martel was the grandfather of Charlemagne. This inference requires two instantiations of 'Pepin the Short', the first in the role of son, the second in the role of father. For a connectionist model that does not use a working area receiving copies of items from a long-term knowledge base, the problem of multiple instantiation is a particularly thorny one. People are able to deal with multiple instances, unlike most connectionist models, but nonetheless their performance when doing so is reduced. On the other hand, there is no decrease in performance for symbolic models doing multiple instantiation. A good cognitive model should reflect both human competence and human limitations. This review proposes several connectionist solutions to the problem of multiple instantiation and examines their merits. [less ▲]

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See detailHépatite à virus G: mythe ou réalité? VHG/GBV-C: diagnostic, épidémiologie, risque transfusionnel et pathogénicité
Gerard, Christiane ULg; Vaira, Dolorès ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(9), 524-528

The recently discovered G virus (also called either GBV-C or HGV) is transmitted by blood transfusion as well as by sexual intercourse. The global prevalence of GBV-C is high, not only in those groups ... [more ▼]

The recently discovered G virus (also called either GBV-C or HGV) is transmitted by blood transfusion as well as by sexual intercourse. The global prevalence of GBV-C is high, not only in those groups classically known to be exposed to parenteral risks (i.v. drug users, polytransfused patients), but also in the blood donors population. The diagnosis of active infection lies on the search of GBV-C RNA by Polymerase Chain Reaction whereas that of resolved (past) infection lies on the presence of specific antibodies. Till now, it has not been possible to correlate convincingly the presence of GBV-C RNA with any acute or chronic hepatopathy. On the contrary, a lot of arguments tend to suggest that the GBV-C is not pathogenic for the liver, although some modes of transmission are common with those of other (known and probably not known) hepatotropic viruses. According to the actual knowledge of the consequences of GBV-C infection, it appears as non relevant to instaure a systematic screening of this new virus in blood donors. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Target-Controlled Anesthesia with Propofol and Sufentanil on the Hemodynamic Response to Mayfield Head Holder Application
Hans, Pol ULg; Coussaert, E.; Cantraine, F. et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1998), 49(1), 7-11

The effects of target-controlled anesthesia with propofol and sufentanil on the hemodynamic response to Mayfield head holder (MH) application were evaluated in 18 ASA I and II patients undergoing ... [more ▼]

The effects of target-controlled anesthesia with propofol and sufentanil on the hemodynamic response to Mayfield head holder (MH) application were evaluated in 18 ASA I and II patients undergoing scheduled intracranial surgery. Premedication consisted of hydroxyzine, alprazolam and atropine given orally 1 h before surgery. Anesthesia was provided with propofol and sufentanil using a target-controlled infusion device; constant calculated plasma concentrations of 4 micrograms ml-1 propofol and 0.5 ng ml-1 sufentanil were maintained throughout the study. Muscle relaxation was obtained with atracurium and ventilation was controlled with air/oxygen. The MH was fixed 45 +/- 12 min (mean +/- SD) after induction of anesthesia. Heart rate and systolic, diastolic, and mean non invasive arterial pressure were monitored and recorded 5 min before induction of anesthesia (control), 1 min before MH application (MH-1), at MH application, and 1 and 2 min after MH application. Systolic, diastolic, mean arterial pressure, and heart rate increased significantly during and after MH application when compared with MH-1 values, but remained constantly lower than control. Hemodynamic parameters measured 1 min before MH application were significantly lower than control. The results of the study indicate that target-controlled anesthesia maintained with constant calculated plasma concentrations of 4 micrograms ml-1 propofol and 0.5 ng ml-1 sufentanil prevents the increase in arterial pressure and heart rate beyond control values following MH application but may induce some degree of arterial hypotension in the absence of nociceptive stimulation. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Sclérose hepato-portale chez un patient traité par azathioprine
Roland, S.; Delwaide, Jean ULg; Cornet, G. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(8), 450-453

We report a case of hepatoportal sclerosis in a renal transplant patient treated with azathioprine. The initial symptom was ascites. On the biochemical level, there were cholestasis without cytolysis or ... [more ▼]

We report a case of hepatoportal sclerosis in a renal transplant patient treated with azathioprine. The initial symptom was ascites. On the biochemical level, there were cholestasis without cytolysis or hepatocellular insufficiency. A presinusoidal portal hypertension was found on haemodynamic studies, without portal thrombosis at CT-scan. A diagnosis of hepatoportal sclerosis was evoked on histology and attributed to azathioprine. This case gives an illustration of a classical albeit rare complication of azathioprine. The indolent pattern of the disease and the risk of variceal bleeding point out the need for a hepatic follow-up during the treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailFunctional brain imaging of human sleep
Maquet, Pierre ULg; Phillips, Christophe ULg

in Journal of Sleep Research (1998), 7(Suppl. 1), 42-47

This paper presents an overview of the contribution of functional brain mapping to the study of human sleep. Early studies were essentially successful in describing the variations of the global level of ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an overview of the contribution of functional brain mapping to the study of human sleep. Early studies were essentially successful in describing the variations of the global level of cerebral metabolism. More recently, regional distribution of cerebral blood flow was reported. The results suggest that the permissive and executive processes of slow wave sleep and REM sleep are similar in humans and in animals. They also show cortical blood flow distributions specific to each sleep stage. The cellular mechanisms underlying the involvement of these cortical areas in sleep are not yet precisely known. They should be looked for by further investigations in animals. Future research in functional neuroimaging will attempt to explore functional and, hopefully, effective connectivity between cerebral areas involved in sleep processes. This final goal will probably require the co-registration of two or more brain imaging techniques to precisely describe the spatio-temporal course of neuronal interactions occurring during sleep. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation of the dominance variance for postweaning gain in the US Limousin population
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Misztal, I.; Bertrand, J. K. et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1998), 76(10), 2515-2520

The objective of this study was to estimate the dominance variance for postweaning gain in Limousin cattle. Data included 215,326 records of postweaning gain from 205 to 365 d, provided by the North ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to estimate the dominance variance for postweaning gain in Limousin cattle. Data included 215,326 records of postweaning gain from 205 to 365 d, provided by the North American Limousin Foundation. Parental dominance subclasses were formed and related using the method of Hoeschele and VanRaden. Variance components were estimated using Method R based on six samples of 50%. Fixed effects in the model included contemporary group apd covariates for inbreeding and breed composition (percentage Limousin). Heterozygosity was negatively correlated with breed composition (< -.99) and was therefore not included in the model. Two types of contemporary groups used as original groups from the National Cattle Evaluation were partially based on breed composition. Original contemporary groups that were too homogeneous for breed composition were replaced by herd-year-sex classes. Two models were used with the two data sets. Model 1 contained the fixed effects described above and an additive genetic effect. Model 2 Included a dominance effect in addition to the effects contained in Model 1. In total, four combinations of contemporary group x model were used. Dominance variance was computed as being four times the estimated parental subclass variance. Estimates for inbreeding depression and breed composition (percentage Limousin) were all small and not greatly affected by inclusion of dominance effects or changes in contemporary groups. Estimates of the additive variance (expressed as percentage of the phenotypic variance) were only slightly affected, with values between 20 and 21%. Dominance estimates were highly affected when passing from original (10%) and to alternative contemporary groups (18%). Such large values may indicate that dominance is important for postweaning gain. Results showed the advantage of an individual dominance approach based on sire-dam combinations; therefore, expected gains through the use of specific combination ability as a part of the mating selection criteria for growth might be high. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude contrastive de la notion temps/aspect dans les langues indo-européennes
Mouton, Charles ULg

in Slavica Gandensia (1998), (25/1), 29-41

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See detailAssessment of developmental outcome of preterm babies
Battisti, Oreste ULg

in Archives de Pédiatrie (1998), 5

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See detailVersatile and controlled synthesis of star and branched macromolecules by dentritic initiation
Trollsas, Michaël; Hedrick, James L.; Mecerreyes, David et al

in Macromolecules (1997), 30(26), 8508-8511

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See detailAngiogenesis by Fibroblast Growth Factor 4 Is Mediated through an Autocrine Up-regulation of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Expression
Deroanne, Christophe ULg; Hajitou, Amin; Calberg-Bacq, Claire-M. et al

in Cancer Research (1997), 57

The infection of normal mouse mammary EF43 cells by a retroviral vector carrying either Fgf-3 (EF43.Fgf-3) or Fgf-4 (EF43.Fgf-4) cDNA resulted in the transformation of cells displaying different ... [more ▼]

The infection of normal mouse mammary EF43 cells by a retroviral vector carrying either Fgf-3 (EF43.Fgf-3) or Fgf-4 (EF43.Fgf-4) cDNA resulted in the transformation of cells displaying different tumorigenic potentials in nude mice (A. Hajitou and C-M. Calberg-Bacq, Int. J. Cancer, 63: 702-709, 1995). EF43.Fgf-4 produced rapidly developing tumors at all sites of inoculation, whereas EF43.Fgf-3 produced slowly growing tumors only in the mammary fat pad. Cells infected with the vector carrying the selection gene alone (EF43.C) were not tumorigenic. The angiogenic properties of these cells were tested in an in vitro angiogenesis model using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) cultured at the surface of a type I collagen gel and their capacity to form tube-like structures on invasion of the gel. Only the conditioned medium (CM) of EF43.Fgf-4 induced an angiogenic morphotype in HUVECs. In parallel, the mRNA expression of matrix metalloproteinase 1 and c-ETS-1 was increased in the HUVECs displaying a differentiated phenotype, whereas the tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 1 mRNA level was decreased. Recombinant human fibroblast growth factor 4 (FGF-4) did not induce an angiogenic phenotype in HUVECs by itself. By Western blot analysis, a high expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was detected in the EF43.Fgf-4 CM. This result was confirmed by Northern blot analysis of total RNA extracted from the three cell types; the steady-state level of VEGF mRNA was low and equivalent in EF43.C and EF43.Fgf-3, whereas it was strongly increased in EF43.Fgf-4. Culturing EF43 cells carrying only the selection gene with increasing concentrations of recombinant human FGF-4 resulted in a dose-dependent stimulation of VEGF. The induction of the angiogenic morphotype and the parallel modulations of the biosynthetic phenotype in HUVECs were completely suppressed by adding a neutralizing antibody directed against VEGF to EF43.Fgf-4 CM. Furthermore, inhibition of protein kinase C by bisindoylmaleimide suppressed the angiogenic phenotype induced by the CM of EF43.Fgf-4. Our results point to an indirect angiogenic activity of FGF-4 through the autocrine induction of VEGF secretion by EF43.Fgf-4 cells, an original signaling pathway that might be significant in tumor progression and metastasis. [less ▲]

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See detailAlteration of Interendothelial Adherens Junctions Following Tumor Cell-Endothelial Cell Interaction in Vitro
Lewalle, J. M.; Bajou, Khalid ULg; Desreux, Joëlle ULg et al

in Experimental Cell Research (1997), 237(2), 347-56

The integrity of the vascular endothelium is mainly dependent upon the organization of interendothelial adherens junctions (AJ). These junctions are formed by the homotypic interaction of a transmembrane ... [more ▼]

The integrity of the vascular endothelium is mainly dependent upon the organization of interendothelial adherens junctions (AJ). These junctions are formed by the homotypic interaction of a transmembrane protein, vascular endothelial cadherin (VE-cadherin), which is complexed to an intracellular protein network including alpha-, beta-, and gamma-catenin. Additional proteins such as vinculin and alpha-actinin have been suggested to link the VE-cadherin/catenin complex to the actin-based cytoskeleton. During the process of hematogenous metastasis, circulating tumor cells must disrupt these intercellular junctions in order to extravasate. In the present study, we have investigated the influence of tumor cell-endothelial cell interaction upon interendothelial AJ. We show that human breast adenocarcinoma cells (MCF-7), but not normal human mammary epithelial cells, induce a rapid endothelial cell (EC) dissociation which correlates with the loss of VE-cadherin expression at the site of tumor cell-EC contact and with profound changes in vinculin distribution and organization. This process could not be inhibited by metalloproteinase nor serine protease inhibitors. Immunoprecipitations and Western blot analysis demonstrate that the overall expression of VE-cadherin and vinculin as well as the composition of the VE-cadherin/catenins complex are not affected by tumor cells while the tyrosine phosphorylation status of proteins within the complex is significantly altered. Our data suggest that tumor cells modulate AJ protein distribution and phosphorylation in EC and may, thereby, facilitate EC dissociation. [less ▲]

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See detailSynergism for the improvement of tensile strength in block copolymers of polystyrene and poly(n-butyl methacrylate)
Weidisch, R.; Michler, G. H.; Arnold, M. et al

in Macromolecules (1997), 30(25), 8078-8080

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See detailPrivate Multiple Congenital Anomaly Syndromes May Result from Unbalanced Subtle Translocations: T(2q;4p) Explains the Lambotte Syndrome
Herens, Christian ULg; Jamar, Mauricette ULg; Alvarez Gonzalez, Maria-Luz ULg et al

in American Journal of Medical Genetics (1997), 73(2), 127-31

In 1990, Lambotte syndrome was reported as an apparently autosomal recessive multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation (MCA/MR) syndrome observed in 4 of 12 sibs from a probably consanguineous mating ... [more ▼]

In 1990, Lambotte syndrome was reported as an apparently autosomal recessive multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation (MCA/MR) syndrome observed in 4 of 12 sibs from a probably consanguineous mating [Verloes et al., Am J Med Genet 1990; 37:119-123]. Major manifestations included intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), microcephaly, large soft pinnae, hypertelorism, beaked nose, and extremely severe neurologic impairment, with holoprosencephaly in one instance. After the observation of a further affected child born of one unaffected sister, in situ hybridization analysis and chromosome painting techniques demonstrated a subtle t(2;4)(q37.1; p16.2) translocation in the mother, suggesting a combination of 2q/4p trisomy/monosomy in all of the affected children of the family. Many private sporadic or recurrent MCA/MR syndromes maybe due to similar symmetric translocations, undetectable by conventional banding techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailDistinct Signal Transduction Pathways Mediate Nuclear Factor-Kappab Induction by Il-1beta in Epithelial and Lymphoid Cells
Bonizzi, Giuseppina; Piette, Jacques ULg; Merville, Marie-Paule ULg et al

in Journal of Immunology (1997), 159(11), 5264-72

We previously demonstrated that IL-1beta-mediated induction of the nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) transcription factor proceeds through the production of reactive oxygen intermediates in lymphoid cells ... [more ▼]

We previously demonstrated that IL-1beta-mediated induction of the nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) transcription factor proceeds through the production of reactive oxygen intermediates in lymphoid cells, while it occurs independently of any oxidative stress in epithelial transformed cells. Indeed, inhibition of receptor internalization as well as NH4Cl and chloroquine blocked IL-1beta-mediated induction of NF-kappaB in OVCAR-3 and in other epithelial cell lines but not in lymphoid cells, indicating that distinct pathways are involved. Conversely, while we observed phospholipase A2 activity in both cell types following IL-1beta stimulation, specific inhibitors of this enzyme inhibited NF-kappaB induction only in lymphoid cells. Moreover, expression of the 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) enzyme was not detected in epithelial cells, and inhibition of this enzyme blocked NF-kappaB induction by IL-1beta only in lymphoid cells. This study thus indicates that the activation of NF-kappaB following IL-1beta treatment involves the activation of phospholipase A2 and 5-LOX and the production of reactive oxygen intermediates (ROIs) in lymphoid cells, while in epithelial cells, another pathway predominates and could involve the acid sphingomyelinase. Moreover, arachidonic acid could induce NF-kappaB in epithelial and lymphoid cells, but this activation involved the 5-LOX enzyme and the production of ROIs only in lymphoid cells. The inefficiency of the ROI pathway in epithelial cells is probably the consequence of both low ROI production due to undetectable expression of 5-LOX and rapid degradation of hydrogen peroxide due to high catalase activity. [less ▲]

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See detailSpectroscopic analysis of the Alpha Centauri system
Neuforge-Verheecke, C.; Magain, Pierre ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1997), 328

A detailed spectroscopic analysis of the two components of the binary system alpha Centauri has been carried out on the basis of extensive high resolution and high signal-to-noise spectra. The ... [more ▼]

A detailed spectroscopic analysis of the two components of the binary system alpha Centauri has been carried out on the basis of extensive high resolution and high signal-to-noise spectra. The temperatures of the stars have been determined from the Fei excitation equilibrium and checked from the H_alpha line wings. The abundances of 17 elements have been obtained and indicate a general overabundance of 0.24 dex relative to the Sun, with no significant difference between the two stars. All elements analysed, from CNO to the iron peak, show basically the same overabundance. Only nickel seems to be significantly more overabundant, while the neutron capture elements appear less enhanced. Based on observations carried out at the European Southern Observatory (La Silla, Chile) [less ▲]

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See detailLes constellations (V).
Renson, Pierre ULg

in Ciel et Terre (1997), 113

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See detailESO & NOT photometric monitoring of the Cloverleaf quasar
Ostensen, R.; Remy, M.; Lindblad, P. O. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1997), 126

The Cloverleaf quasar, H1413+117, has been photometrically monitored at ESO (La Silla, Chile) and with the NOT (La Palma, Spain) during the period 1987--1994. All good quality CCD frames have been ... [more ▼]

The Cloverleaf quasar, H1413+117, has been photometrically monitored at ESO (La Silla, Chile) and with the NOT (La Palma, Spain) during the period 1987--1994. All good quality CCD frames have been successfully analysed using two independent methods (i.e. an automatic image decomposition technique and an interactive CLEAN algorithm). The photometric results from the two methods are found to be very similar, and they show that the four lensed QSO images vary significantly in brightness (by up to 0.45 mag), nearly in parallel. The lightcurve of the $D$ component presents some slight departures from the general trend which are very likely caused by micro-lensing effects. Upper limits, at the 99% confidence level, of 150 days on the absolute value for the time delays between the photometric lightcurves of this quadruply imaged variable QSO, are derived. This is unfortunately too large to constrain the lens model but there is little doubt that a better sampling of the lightcurves should allow to accurately derive these time delays. Pending a direct detection of the lensing galaxy (position and redshift), this system thus constitutes another good candidate for a direct and independent determination of the Hubble parameter. Based on observations collected at the European Southern Observatory (La Silla, Chile) and with the Nordic Optical Telescope (La Palma, Spain). Table 1. Logbook for the ESO and NOT observations together with photometric results for the Cloverleaf quasar. This long table can be accessed on the WWW at the URL address: http://vela.astro.ulg.ac.be/grav_lens/glp_homepage.html} [less ▲]

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See detailDifunctional anionic initiator based on 1.3-diisopropenylbenzene. 5. Effect of polar additives and initiator seeding on the synthesis of poly(styrene-b-butadiene-b-styrene) copolymer
Yu, Y. S.; Dubois, Philippe ULg; Teyssié, Philippe et al

in Macromolecules (1997), 30(24), 7356-7362

The initiation of butadiene and styrene polymerization by a pure hydrocarbon soluble difunctional organolithium, 1,3-bis(1-lithio-1,3,3‘-trimethylbutyl)benzene, has been studied in a hydrocarbon solvent ... [more ▼]

The initiation of butadiene and styrene polymerization by a pure hydrocarbon soluble difunctional organolithium, 1,3-bis(1-lithio-1,3,3‘-trimethylbutyl)benzene, has been studied in a hydrocarbon solvent. The initiation occurs in such a way that part of the diadduct remains unreacted. When a second monomer feed along with tetrahydrofuran (THF) is added to the living chains, the residual diadduct is activated to the point where novel chains are formed. Weakly polar additives such as lithium alkoxides and aromatic ether can prevent part of the initiator from being inactive, although these additives are not effective enough to initiate the controlled synthesis of poly(styrene-b-butadiene-b-styrene) (SBS) triblock copolymers. The seeding of the initiator which consists of butadiene oligomerization in the presence of anisole and tBuOLi in cyclohexane, has proved to be very efficient in providing SBS containing 85% 1,4-microstructure polybutadiene (PBD) and with high mechanical properties, e.g., ultimate tensile strength higher than 30 MPa and elongation at a break of 1000%. [less ▲]

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See detailCoherent and random sequences in financial fluctuations
Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg; Ausloos, Marcel ULg

in Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications (1997), 246(3-4), 454-459

The detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) is used to sort out temporal correlations in financial data. Its usefulness for the investigations of long-range power-law correlations in economic sequences is ... [more ▼]

The detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) is used to sort out temporal correlations in financial data. Its usefulness for the investigations of long-range power-law correlations in economic sequences is shown. Our findings of persistent and antipersistent sequences are surprisingly similar to those for DNA sequences which appeared as a mosaic of coding and non-coding patches. [less ▲]

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See detailSmall-angle neutron scattering studies of low polarity telechelic ionomer solutions. 2. Single chain scattering
Karayianni, Eleni; Jérôme, Robert ULg; Cooper, Stuart L

in Macromolecules (1997), 30(24), 7444-7455

A direct probe of the single chain conformation in associating low polarity model telechelic ionomer solutions has been obtained using small-angle neutron scattering. A contrast matching technique was ... [more ▼]

A direct probe of the single chain conformation in associating low polarity model telechelic ionomer solutions has been obtained using small-angle neutron scattering. A contrast matching technique was employed utilizing a solution of hydrogenated and deuterated ionomer chains in a mixture of labeled and unlabeled solvent molecules. The scattering data at all concentrations and ionic levels examined show an excellent fit to the wormlike chain model. Single chain scattering patterns were obtained for two sodium-neutralized carboxy−telechelic polystyrene ionomers that differ by a factor of 2 in their molecular weight, in a concentration range from the dilute to the concentrated solution regime. The single chain dimensions were found to be influenced by both the ionic interactions and the extent of association. Both ionomer systems showed a contraction of the chain dimensions in the dilute solution regime which is more pronounced for the lower molecular weight telechelic ionomer. As concentration increases, the single chain dimensions increase until they reach a plateau value in the concentrated solution regime. This plateau value is very close to the chain dimensions of the ionomer in the bulk, as was found from a previous SANS study on similar ionomer systems. This plateau value chain dimension is also the same as the unperturbed dimension of the nonionic parent polymer in the bulk. The effect of concentration on the ionomer chain dimensions is attributed to the influence of ionic interactions as the nonionic form of the material shows larger chain dimensions in the concentration regime studied. These results indicate that intramolecular interactions with the formation of self loops prevail in the dilute solution regime. Intermolecular interactions with ionic groups connecting to different chains prevail in the concentrated solution regime, as evidenced by an extension of the chain dimensions. [less ▲]

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See detailSmall-angle X-ray scattering and small-angle neutron scattering studies of liquid-crystalline halato(semi)telechelic polymers
Sobry, Roger ULg; Van den Bossche, Guy ULg; Fontaine, Frédéric et al

in Journal of Applied Crystallography (1997), 30(6), 1075-1083

Model liquid-crystalline ionomers have been synthesized, which consist of low molecular weight (700-49000) linear ω- and α,ω-sodium sulfonate- and carboxylato-poly(styrenes or isoprenes) selectively end ... [more ▼]

Model liquid-crystalline ionomers have been synthesized, which consist of low molecular weight (700-49000) linear ω- and α,ω-sodium sulfonate- and carboxylato-poly(styrenes or isoprenes) selectively end-capped at one or both end(s) with an ionic mesogenic group. These compounds are referred to as liquid-crystalline halato(semi)telechelic polymers [LC H(S)TPs] A combination of small-angle X-ray scattering and small-angle neutron scattering studies on these LC H(S)TPs clearly shows the usual ionic peak related to interparticle interference between the ionic aggregates and a peak which can be related to the organization of a smectic mesophase. This mesogenic peak is generally masked by the foot of the broad ionic peak. The ionic peak Bragg spacing is much larger in the LC H(S)TP than in the H(S)TP precursor; This increased interaggregate distance results from the hindrance due to the mesogenic organization and from the restricted mobility experienced by the chains closely attached to the mesogen layers. As a rule, the lower the glass transition temperature of the polymeric matrix, the better the definition of the ionic peak, The ionic peak is well defined as long as the temperature is lower than the temperature of transition from solid to smectic phase (32.3 K). At higher temperatures, the ionic peak intensity decreases with increasing temperature. [less ▲]

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See detailAnionic polymerization of methacrylate monomers initiated by lithium dialkylamides
Antoun, Sayed; Teyssié, Philippe; Jérôme, Robert ULg

in Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry (1997), 35(17), 3637-3544

The anionic polymerization of methacrylate monomers has been investigated with lithium dialkylamides as initiators in THF and toluene, respectively. Theoretical arguments and previous studies of mixed ... [more ▼]

The anionic polymerization of methacrylate monomers has been investigated with lithium dialkylamides as initiators in THF and toluene, respectively. Theoretical arguments and previous studies of mixed aggregates of lithiated organic compounds support the complexity of these systems. Lithium diisopropylamide (LDA) shows the highest initiation efficiency (e.g., f = 75% in THF at -78°C). Interestingly enough, lithium chloride has a remarkable beneficial effect on the methacrylates polymerization in THF at -78°C, due to the formation of 1 : 1 mixed dimer with LDA, which promotes a well-controlled anionic polymerization (Mw/Mn = 1.05) with a high initiation efficiency (94%). The less bulky lithium-diethylamide (LDEA) is much less efficient (f = 26%), essentially as a result of some associated dormant species and side reactions on the carbonyl group of MMA. Although various types of ligands have been screened, no remarkable improvement of LDEA efficiency has been observed. Lithium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide (LTMSA) has also been used to increase the steric hindrance of the initiator. This compound is, however, unable to initiate the methacrylates polymerization, more likely because of a too low basicity and a too strong Li - N bond. © 1997 John Wiley [less ▲]

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See detailLa motivation en contexte scolaire : Points de vue de parents et d'élèves
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Stegen, Pierre

in Puzzle (1997), 3

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See detailEditorial: Pour une anthropologie du regard
Strivay, Lucienne ULg; Gossiaux, Pol-Pierre ULg

in Voir (1997), 15

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See detailComparison between Three- and Four-Element Windkessel Models to Characterize Vascular Properties of Pulmonary Circulation
Lambermont, Bernard ULg; Gérard, Paul ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg et al

in Archives of Physiology & Biochemistry (1997), 105(7), 625-32

In 11 anaesthetised pigs the accuracy of the three-element (WK3) and the four-element (WK4) Windkessel models to describe hemodynamic properties of the pulmonary circulation was compared during six ... [more ▼]

In 11 anaesthetised pigs the accuracy of the three-element (WK3) and the four-element (WK4) Windkessel models to describe hemodynamic properties of the pulmonary circulation was compared during six different experimental conditions increasing pulmonary arterial pressure: increase in left atrial pressure, increase in alveolar pressure, increase in pulmonary blood flow, endotoxin shock, mechanical obstruction of left pulmonary artery or histamine infusion. Our results showed that WK4 fitted better the data than did WK3 because values of 1-R2 decreased from 6 percent (WK3) to 1.4 percent (WK4) when WK4 was used (P < 0.0005). 1-R2 was an adequate marker of the accuracy of the linear regression used to solve equations of both models. Compliance values estimated by WK4 were decreased by 5% comparatively to WK3 (P = 0.008). However, this difference can be considered as not physiologically relevant. Values of characteristic resistance corresponding to R1 + (L/R2C) in WK4 and to R1 in WK3 were not different (P = 0.22). The relative changes in R1, R2, and C observed due to the different experimental conditions were comparable regardless of the model. In conclusion, the conversion of WK3 in WK4 by adding an inductance, whose physiological meaning is not clear, resulted in an increased statistical accuracy of the model, but did not seem to have relevant influence on parameters or their evolution during experimental conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensity Dependence of the Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials as a Surrogate Marker of Central Nervous System Serotonin Transmission in Man: Demonstration of a Central Effect for the 5ht1b/1d Agonist Zolmitriptan (311c90, Zomig)
Proietti-Cecchini, A.; Afra, J.; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1997), 17(8), 849-54799

As shown in animal studies, 5HT1B/D agonists can inhibit activity in the trigeminal nucleus caudalis, which may be advantageous for their antimigraine effect. To demonstrate a possible central nervous ... [more ▼]

As shown in animal studies, 5HT1B/D agonists can inhibit activity in the trigeminal nucleus caudalis, which may be advantageous for their antimigraine effect. To demonstrate a possible central nervous system (CNS) action of these compounds in man we studied their effect on the intensity dependence of the cortical auditory evoked potentials (IDAPs), thought to be inversely related to central serotonergic transmission. An amplitude/stimulus intensity function (ASF) slope was computed in healthy volunteers and migraine patients between attacks before and 2 h after oral 311C90 (zolmitriptan "Zomig") 10 mg (n=14), 311C90 5 mg (n=7), sumatriptan 100 mg (n=14), dexfenfluramine 15 mg (n=4), lorazepam 1.25 mg (n=4) and placebo (n=14). 311C90 10 mg and, to a lesser degree, 5 mg significantly increased the mean ASF slope (p=0.007 and 0.05 vs placebo). There was a significant positive correlation between plasma levels of 311C90 and ASF slope changes. Sumatriptan and lorazepam had little effect, but dexfenfluramine produced a significant ASF slope decrease. 311C90 is able to modify a CNS activity that is modulated by serotonin, i.e. the IDAP. This effect is probably the consequence of its superior lipophilicity compared to sumatriptan and of activation of prejunctional 5HT1B/D autoreceptors, which lowers central serotonin release and thus the preactivation level of sensory cortices. [less ▲]

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See detailResilience, desistance and delinquent career of adolescent offenders
Born, Michel ULg; Chevalier, V.; Humblet, I.

in Journal of Adolescence (1997), 20(6), 679-694

This study examines resilience and desistance from delinquent behaviours and attempts to identify factors which predict persistent or increased or decreased delinquency between adolescence and early ... [more ▼]

This study examines resilience and desistance from delinquent behaviours and attempts to identify factors which predict persistent or increased or decreased delinquency between adolescence and early childhood. A sample of 363 young people was obtained from the population of five public institutions in 1987 and 1992. Their delinquent trajectories were described on the basis of legal records. These suggested that resilience is a rare phenomenon and is associated with stable relationships, absence of diagnostic label and good adaptation to the institution. Two axes were identified which can be used to describe the population, the family background and the psychological characteristics of the individual. Information which predicted desistance from a delinquent career was identified by means of a stepwise multiple regression. Analyses were conducted separately for each age group to take account of differences in time after the placement. The results indicated that there are important age-related differences in the characteristics which influence desistance or risk. They also show length of stay in an institution to be a predictor. Desistance from further delinquency seems to depend on the time spent in the residential environment associated with an increase of guilt, an improvement of self-image and of attachment to one or more other people. [less ▲]

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See detailMethodology of high speed railway network planning
Marchal, Jean ULg; Han, Baoming

in Proceedings of the Second Conference of Hongkong Society for Transportation Studies HKSTS (1997)

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See detailPharma-clinics. Comment je traite ... Une infection par le VIH. II. Inhibiteurs nucléosidiques de la transcriptase reverse
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Nkoghe, D.; Leonard, Philippe ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(12), 750-2

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See detailMAVIS STAPLES
Sacré, Robert ULg

in Soul Bag (1997), (145), 75

hoto : Mavis STAPLES , Peer , juillet 1992

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See detailLe prix d'une profession de foi
Duchesne, Jean-Patrick ULg

in Les amis de Ianchelevici (1997), 15

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See detailMorphometric Study of the Equine Navicular Bone: Comparisons between Fore and Rear Limbs
Gabriel, Annick ULg; Yousfi, S.; Detilleux, Johann ULg et al

in Zentralblatt für Veterinarmedizin. Reihe A (1997), 44(9-10), 579-94

Navicular bones collected from the four limbs of 95 sound horses were studied. The anatomic bases have been laid down about morphometry of the navicular bones and their variations according to limbs ... [more ▼]

Navicular bones collected from the four limbs of 95 sound horses were studied. The anatomic bases have been laid down about morphometry of the navicular bones and their variations according to limbs, after corrections have been made for morphologic type, gender, weight, size and age. All the dimensions of the navicular bone (except for the thickness) were larger in the fore limb. This phenomenon probably reflects an attempt to compensate for the greater forces exerted upon the fore limbs during exercise and at rest. Navicular bones collected from the four limbs of 61 sound horses were studied and the anatomic bases were described for histomorphometry of the fore and rear navicular bones. Fore navicular bones possess less cortical bone at the level of the articular surface, as well as at the level of the flexor surface and proximal border, but larger amounts of cancellous bone. Articular and flexor surface cortical bone show a larger porosity in the fore navicular bones and a larger amount of mineralized cartilage. The mineralized portion for distal impar- and collateral sesamoidean ligaments are also larger for the fore navicular bones. Two distinct zones are observed for the flexor surface cortex that have never been reported in the literature before: an external zone, which is mainly composed of poorly remodelled lamellar bone, arranged in a disto-proximal oblique direction, and an internal zone, which is mainly composed of secondary bone, with a latero-medial direction of Haversian canals. Bone architecture is discussed with regard to the mechanic load, encountered by the bone during locomotion. [less ▲]

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See detailValidation of a fast voltage stability analysis method on the Hydro-Québec system
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Mailhot, Richard

in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (1997), 12

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