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See detailSound diffusion by a layout of parallel suspended absorbing baffles
Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Acustica united with Acta acustica (1996), 82 Suppl. 1

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See detailCan Motor Recovery in Stroke Patients Be Predicted by Early Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ?
Rapisarda, Giuseppe; Bastings, Eric; MAERTENS DE NOORDHOUT, Alain ULg et al

in Stroke (1996), 27(12), 2191-2196

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See detailDeficient Habituation of Evoked Cortical Potentials in Migraine: A Link between Brain Biology, Behavior and Trigeminovascular Activation?
Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy (1996), 50(2), 71-8

According to recent evoked potential studies, a fundamental, probably protective, feature of cortical information processing, ie, response habituation during stimulus repetition, is abnormal in migraine ... [more ▼]

According to recent evoked potential studies, a fundamental, probably protective, feature of cortical information processing, ie, response habituation during stimulus repetition, is abnormal in migraine between attacks. The deficient habituation is found for different sensory modalities and experimental paradigms: pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials (same stimulus at a constant intensity), cortical auditory evoked potentials (same stimulus at increasing intensities) and auditory event-related potentials obtained in a passive "oddball" paradigm (novel stimulus). The abnormal information processing is an interictal cortical dysfunction most likely due to inadequate control by the so-called "state-setting, chemically-addressed pathways" originating in the brain stem, in particular by the serotonergic pathway, leading to a low preactivation level of sensory cortices. We suggest that it may play a pivotal role in migraine pathogenesis in conjunction with the reported decrease of brain mitochondrial energy reserve, by favouring a rupture of metabolic homeostasis and biochemical shifts capable of activating the trigeminovascular system and thus capable of producing a migraine attack. We postulate that both the deficient habituation in information processing and the deranged oxygen metabolism may have behavioral correlates. Which of these abnormalities are inherited, acquired or both remains to be determined. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of insulin-like growth factor-I and its plasma binding proteins in pigs.
Renaville, Robert ULg; Prandi, A.; Claes, Victor et al

in Archivio Veterinario Italiano (1996), 46

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See detailAlteration of the endocrinological status of growing calves by a glucocorticoid treatment.
Massart, Serge; Bertozzi, Carlo; Prandi, A. et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1996), 74(1), 230

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See detailExpression of the Mr 67,000 laminin receptor is an adverse prognostic indicator in human thyroid cancer: an immunohistochemical study.
Basolo, F.; Pollina, L.; Pacini, F. et al

in Clinical Cancer Research : An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (1996), 2(10), 1777-80

Increased expression of the Mr 67,000 laminin receptor (LR) is a consistent event which appears as cancer cells acquire an invasive and metastatic phenotype. The Mr 67,000 LR is one of the many laminin ... [more ▼]

Increased expression of the Mr 67,000 laminin receptor (LR) is a consistent event which appears as cancer cells acquire an invasive and metastatic phenotype. The Mr 67,000 LR is one of the many laminin-binding proteins able to interact with the major glycoprotein of basement membranes, laminin. The recent development of a specific monoclonal antibody directed against the Mr 67,000 LR MLuC5 has allowed us to study large retrospective groups of human cancers with the aim of correlating the Mr 67,000 LR expression to the clinical, pathological, and survival data of the patients. A significant correlation has already been established between the increased expression of Mr 67,000 LR and survival of patients with breast, colon, ovary, lung, and endometrial cancers. In this study, we investigated the possibility that the detection of Mr 67,000 LR in thyroid human cancers could also be of prognostic value. We analyzed the expression of Mr 67,000 LR with immunohistochemistry using MLuC5 antibodies in paraffin sections of 40 benign and 170 malignant thyroid human tumors. We found that Mr 67,000 LR was not usually detectable in normal thyroid tissues adjacent to the lesion. Only 3 of the 40 thyroid adenomas examined (7.5%) presented cells positive for Mr 67,000 LR. For the malignant thyroid tumors examined, we found that 22.3% of papillary thyroid carcinomas, 38% of follicular thyroid carcinomas, 40% of poorly differentiated carcinomas, 25% of medullary carcinomas, and 58.3% of anaplastic carcinomas expressed a high level of Mr 67,000 LR. Although no correlation between the Mr 67,000 LR expression and survival was found in patients with follicular thyroid carcinomas, papillary thyroid carcinomas, anaplastic carcinomas, and medullary carcinomas, there was a significant correlation in primary thyroid cancers. Our data represent the first extensive study of the Mr 67,000 LR expression in human thyroid cancers and strongly suggest that its detection could be of prognostic value in the investigation of primary thyroid cancers. [less ▲]

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See detailElectrical microenvironment influence on the hydrolytic activity of free and immobilised Yarrowia lipolytica lipase
Paquot, Michel ULg; Deleu, Magali ULg; Beaufils, C. et al

in Biotechnology Letters (1996), 18(1), 73-78

The role of electrical properties of interfaces upon the activity of free and immobilised Yarrowia lipolytica lipase has been investigated. Sodium taurocholate and Sedipur 400, an anionic polyacrylamide ... [more ▼]

The role of electrical properties of interfaces upon the activity of free and immobilised Yarrowia lipolytica lipase has been investigated. Sodium taurocholate and Sedipur 400, an anionic polyacrylamide, enhance the negative character of the fatty droplets of substrate and tend to improve the lipolytic activity while the cationic polyacrylamide (Sedipur 900) has opposite effects. Ca+ which reduces the fatty droplets charge as Sedipur 900, is however a good activator of the enzyme. The role of electrical properties on the optimum pH of the immobilised enzyme is clearer. Immobilisation of the lipase on a positively charged support shifts its optimum pH to acidic pH by repulsion towards H+ ions around the support. [less ▲]

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See detailLessons from the discovery of leptin: is obesity an endocrine disease?
Scheen, André ULg

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1996), 51(6), 371-6

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See detailSuppression of Voluntary Temporalis Muscle Activity by Peripheral Limb Stimulations in Healthy Volunteers, Migraineurs and Tension-Type Headache Sufferes
Wang, W.; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Functional Neurology (1996), 11(6, Nov-Dec), 307-15

We studied the inhibition of voluntary temporalis muscle activity after stimulations of extracephalic cutaneous or mixed nerves in 23 healthy volunteers, 29 patients suffering from migraine without aura ... [more ▼]

We studied the inhibition of voluntary temporalis muscle activity after stimulations of extracephalic cutaneous or mixed nerves in 23 healthy volunteers, 29 patients suffering from migraine without aura, 24 from episodic and 42 from chronic tension-type headache. Two successive EMG suppressions were induced bilaterally after stimulating at 40 mA the index finger or the median nerve, but not after stimulations of the sural or peroneal nerves. They differed from those obtained after labial commissure stimulation at 20 mA, i.e. the classic temporalis silent periods ES1 and ES2. Overall prevalence of index- (3%) and median nerve-induced (16%) early suppression was much lower than that of labial-induced ES1 (100%); prevalence of index-induced late suppression (index-"ES2") was 62% and that of median-"ES2" 48%, compared with 97% for labial-ES2. Latency and duration of index-/median-"ES2" were not significantly different between groups. Index-"ES2" occurred significantly more often in migraineurs (83%) than in controls (48%) suggesting that the spino-bulbar pathways involved in index-/median-"ES2" are hyperexcitable in migraine. [less ▲]

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See detailPhotosensitized generation of hydroxyl radical by eught new sulfur and selenium analogs of psoralen
Collet, A.; Hoebeke, Maryse ULg; Piette, J. et al

in Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B : Biology (1996), 35

comparative study by ESR of the hydroxyl radical generation by 8 eight new sulfur and selenium analogs of psoralen

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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 detailPeptide G, containing the binding site of the 67-kDa laminin receptor, increases and stabilizes laminin binding to cancer cells.
Magnifico, A.; Tagliabue, E.; Buto, S. et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1996), 271(49), 31179-84

We investigated the effect of peptide G, a synthetic peptide derived from the sequence of the 37-kDa laminin receptor precursor, on the interaction of laminin in two tumor cell lines one of which produces ... [more ▼]

We investigated the effect of peptide G, a synthetic peptide derived from the sequence of the 37-kDa laminin receptor precursor, on the interaction of laminin in two tumor cell lines one of which produces laminin and one of which does not. Addition of peptide G to the culture medium induced a significant increase in the amount of endogenous laminin detectable on the cell membrane of both cell lines. Moreover, pretreatment of exogenous laminin with peptide G dramatically increased laminin binding on both cell lines. Kinetics analysis of membrane-bound labeled laminin revealed a 3-fold decrease in the kd of peptide G-treated laminin compared with untreated or unrelated or scrambled peptide-treated laminin. Moreover, the affinity constant of peptide G-treated laminin increased 2-fold, with a doubling of the number of laminin binding sites, as determined by Scatchard analysis. Expression of the VLA6 integrin receptor on the cell membrane increased after incubation with peptide G-treated laminin. However, the lower binding inhibition of peptide G-treated laminin after anti-VLA6 antibody or cation chelation treatment indicates that membrane molecules in addition to integrin receptors are involved in the recognition of peptide G-modified laminin. These "new" laminin-binding proteins also mediated cell adhesion to laminin, the first step in tumor invasion. Together, the data suggest that peptide G increases and stabilizes laminin binding on tumor cells, involving surface receptors that normally do not take part in this interaction. This might explain the abundant clinical and experimental data suggesting a key role for the 67-kDa laminin receptor in the interaction between cancer cells and the basement membrane glycoprotein laminin during tumor invasion and metastasis. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of serotonergic blockade on calf pulmonary function after the intravenous administration of 3-methylindole
Linden, Annick ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Vandenput, Sandrina ULg et al

in Journal of Comparative Pathology (1996), 114(4), 361-371

This study was designed to investigate whether 3-methylindole (3-Mi), a tryptamine analogue, could cause pulmonary injury in calves other than by cytotoxicity. Injection of 3-Mi resulted in a marked ... [more ▼]

This study was designed to investigate whether 3-methylindole (3-Mi), a tryptamine analogue, could cause pulmonary injury in calves other than by cytotoxicity. Injection of 3-Mi resulted in a marked increase of respiratory rate, decrease of tidal volume and increase in minute ventilation. Pulmonary mechanics values were also profoundly affected, lung dynamic compliance being reduced to approximately one-third of its baseline value and total pulmonary resistance being increased two-fold. Arterial oxygen partial pressure was dramatically reduced. Successive challenges with 3-Mi after physiological saline pretreatment resulted in quantitatively identical alterations of pulmonary function values. Conversely, all these ventilatory, mechanical and gas exchange changes were abolished by pretreatment with serotonergic antagonists. It was concluded that intravenous administration of 3-Mi to healthy calves induced immediate and reversible bronchoconstriction which affected both central and peripheral airways. Because the effect was abolished by pretreatment with antiserotonin drugs, it is suggested that 3-Mi acts either directly by stimulating serotonergic receptors or indirectly through the release of serotonin from platelets. Current concepts of the physiopathological cascade underlying the toxicity of 3-Mi should, therefore, be re-evaluated in the light of this pharmacological mechanism. [less ▲]

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See detailArthrite septique du boulet : corrélation entre imagerie et examen anatomo-pathologique
Busoni, Valeria ULg; Rossi, Giacomo; Denoix, Jean-Marie

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1996), 28

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See detailAnatomie des monticules micritiques du Frasnien belge et contexte eustatique
Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Herbosch, A.

in Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (1996), 167(3), 391-398

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See detailComment les professeurs de mathématiques évaluent-ils leurs élèves ?
Demonty, Isabelle ULg; Detheux-Jehin, M.; Vlassis, Joëlle ULg

in Informations Pédagogiques (1996), 27

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See detailFirst approach on the skull morphology of the black rat (Rattus rattus) from Terceira and São Miguel islands (Azores archipelago)
Ramalhinho, Maria da Graça; Mathias, Maria da Luz; Santos Reis, Margarita et al

in Vie et milieu (1996), 46(3-4), 245-251

The present paper deals with an analysis of metric (cranial measurements) and non metric (epigenetic cranial characters) variation in black rat populations from S. Miguel and Terceira islands compared to ... [more ▼]

The present paper deals with an analysis of metric (cranial measurements) and non metric (epigenetic cranial characters) variation in black rat populations from S. Miguel and Terceira islands compared to a continental sample. Assuming the Azorean rats originate from the European continent, we tested the similarity between the samples, considering only adult and subadult animals. Having verified that there was no sexual dimorphism in the characters studied, we computed discriminant functions and made a PCA with the most discriminant variables. The three samples are clearly separated by these functions, the Azorean rats showing a larger general skull size and differing between the two islands. The Mean Measure of Divergence (MMD), based on non metric cranial traits frequencies, was also used to express the interpopulational differences: the rats of Terceira differ significantly either from the continental ones or from those of S. Miguel. Finally, the possible origin of these differences is disussed. [less ▲]

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See detailInfections oculaires traumatiques et iatrogènes: prélèvements et rôle du laboratoire
Melin, Pierrette ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Ophtalmologie (1996), 260

Ocular inflammations may be due to a variety of diseases, and microorganisms play a major role in both acute and chronic eye diseases. Treatment of serious infections needs a good microbiological ... [more ▼]

Ocular inflammations may be due to a variety of diseases, and microorganisms play a major role in both acute and chronic eye diseases. Treatment of serious infections needs a good microbiological diagnostic. The indications and techniques for investigations are determined by the site of infection, severity of the process, and knowledge of the likely responsible organisms. Immediate inoculation of specimens on culture media in the examining room is often recommended. This article describes organisms associated with ocular infections, and is designed to assists ophthalmologists in the collection, processing and transport of specimens. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-term effects of androgen treatment on fear reactions in ewes.
Bouissou, Marie-France; Vandenheede, Marc ULg

in Hormones & Behavior (1996), 30

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See detailLa santé face aux nouveaux mécanismes de production et de gestion des inégalités sociales
Gavray, Claire ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1996), 11-12

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See detailLes morphinomimétiques en réanimation
Lamy, Maurice ULg; Joris, Jean ULg; Damas, Pierre ULg et al

in Revue Janssen-Cilag (1996)

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See detailVariations autour de la définition des fonctions convexes
Bair, Jacques ULg; Haesbroeck, Gentiane ULg

in Mathématique et Pédagogie (1996), 105

Dans le cadre des fonctions réelles, le concept de convexité est présenté dans divers registres sémiotiques, analytiques ou graphiques.

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See detailInteraction Of The Macrolide Azithromycin With Phospholipids .2. Biophysical And Computer-Aided Conformational Studies
Montenez, Jp.; Vanbambeke, F.; Piret, J. et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology (1996), 314(1-2), 215-27

In a comparison paper, we show the azithromycin causes a lysosomal phospholipidosis in cultured cells, binds in vitro to negatively charged bilayers without causing aggregation or fusion, and inhibits ... [more ▼]

In a comparison paper, we show the azithromycin causes a lysosomal phospholipidosis in cultured cells, binds in vitro to negatively charged bilayers without causing aggregation or fusion, and inhibits lysosomal phospholipase A1. In this paper, we show that azithromycin decreases the mobility of the phospholipids in negatively charged liposomes (using 31P nuclear magnetic resonance) and that it increases the fluidity of the acyl chains close to the hydrophilic/hydrophobic interface, but not deeper into the hydrophobic domain (assessed by measuring the fluorescence polarization of trimethylammonium-diphenylhexatriene and diphenyhexatriene, respectively). Computer-aided conformational analysis of mixed monolayers of azithromycin and phosphatidylinositol shows that the drug can be positioned largely in the hydrophobic domain, but close to the interface, with the macrocycle facing the C1 of the fatty acids (allowing the N9a endocyclic tertiary amine to interact with the phospho-groups), the cladinose located on the hydrophobic side of the lipid/water interface and the desosamine projected into the hydrophobic domain. This position is consistent with the experimental data. Analysis of virtual molecules shows that this unanticipated behavior to the shielding of the ionizable N3' amino-group in the desosamine by methyl-groups, and to the wide dispersion of hydrophobic domains all over the molecule. The interaction of azithromycin with phospholipids may account for some of its unusual pharmacokinetic properties and for its potential to cause lysosomal phospholipidosis. [less ▲]

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See detailRuminal, cardiorespiratory and adrenocortical sequelae of Na2EDTA-induced hypocalcemia in calves
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Veterinary Research Communications (1996), 20

A study was undertaken to provide further information on the ruminal, cardiorespiratory and hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPAC) physiological sequelae of hypocalcaemia in dairy calves. The ... [more ▼]

A study was undertaken to provide further information on the ruminal, cardiorespiratory and hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPAC) physiological sequelae of hypocalcaemia in dairy calves. The functional picture observed in standing calves experiencing Na2EDTA-induced progressive hypocalcaemia showed a biphasic pattern. During the first phase (Ca2+ varying between 1.20 +/- 0.09 and 0.64 +/- 0.15 mmol/L, mean +/- SD), the animals became dull and lethargic, shifting their weight from one hind limb to the other, with cool extremities and hypersalivation. Their ventilation was slightly increased but their heart rate, thoracoabdominal pressure, pulmonary mechanics, haemoglobin and temperature remained constant. Conversely, their systemic arterial pressure (SAP) and the amplitude of their ruminal contractions (RCA) were severely decreased. During the second phase (Ca2+ < 0.64 +/- 0.15 mmol/L), there was restlessness, tachycardia, hypertension, polycythaemia and, finally, inability to stay upright. It is suggested that the diminished Ca2+ availability caused smooth-muscle and myocardial dysfunctions which could explain the RCA and SAP changes recorded during the first phase, whereas neural and/or humoral sympathetic discharge probably accounted for the reversal in SAP and heart rate when Ca2+ was decreased further. Serum cortisol increased regularly and remained significantly correlated with Ca2+ in each animal. Moreover, regression of delta cortisol/delta Ca2+ on delta Ca2+/delta Na2EDTA was significant (p < or = 0.001). It was concluded that mild asymptomatic hypocalcaemia severely impairs ruminal function, which will progressively worsen the Ca2+ deficit; that the inability to maintain posture in hypocalcaemia is not due to hypotension; and that the higher the HPAC response to hypocalcaemia, the higher the resistance to its effects. An asymptomatic periparturient cow with barely detectable ruminal activity may merit preventive calcium borogluconate therapy. Also, the physiological role of hypotension in explaining the clinical picture may be less important than other processes, such as neuromuscular failure. Finally, the present results imply a possible HPAC exhaustion in cows with periparturient paretic hypocalcaemia [less ▲]

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See detailDetection And Identification Of Sweet Potato Viruses By The Polymerase Chain Reaction
Colinet, D.; Lepoivre, Philippe ULg; Xia, Fz. et al

in Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech (1996), 7(2),

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See detailFusogenic Properties Of The C-Terminal Domain Of The Alzheimer Beta-Amyloid Peptide
Pillot, T.; Goethals, M.; Vanloo, B. et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1996), 271(46), 28757-65

A series of natural peptides and mutants, derived from the Alzheimer beta-amyloid peptide, was synthesized, and the potential of these peptides to induce fusion of unilamellar lipid vesicles was ... [more ▼]

A series of natural peptides and mutants, derived from the Alzheimer beta-amyloid peptide, was synthesized, and the potential of these peptides to induce fusion of unilamellar lipid vesicles was investigated. These peptide domains were identified by computer modeling and correspond to respectively the C-terminal (e.g. residues 29-40 and 29-42) and a central domain (13-28) of the beta-amyloid peptide. The C-terminal peptides are predicted to insert in an oblique way into a lipid membrane through their N-terminal end, while the mutants are either parallel or perpendicular to the lipid bilayer. Peptide-induced vesicle fusion was demonstrated by several techniques, including lipid-mixing and core-mixing assays using pyrene-labeled vesicles. The effect of peptide elongation toward the N-terminal end of the entire beta-amyloid peptide was also investigated. Peptides corresponding to residues 22-42 and 12-42 were tested using the same techniques. Both the 29-40 and 29-42 beta-amyloid peptides were able to induce fusion of unilamellar lipid vesicles and calcein leakage, and the amyloid 29-42 peptide was the most potent fusogenic peptide. Neither the two mutants or the 13-28 beta-amyloid peptide had any fusogenic activity. Circular dichroism measurements showed an increase of the alpha-helical content of the two C-terminal peptides at increasing concentrations of trifluoroethanol, which was accompanied by an increase of the fusogenic potential of the peptides. Our data suggest that the alpha-helical content and the angle of insertion of the peptide into a lipid bilayer are critical for the fusogenic activity of the C-terminal domain of the amyloid peptide. The differences observed between the fusogenic capacity of the amyloid 29-40 and 29-42 peptides might result from differences in the degree of penetration of the peptides into the membrane and the resulting membrane destabilization. The longer peptides, residues 22-42 and 12-42, had decreased, but significant, fusogenic properties associated with perturbation of the membrane permeability. These data suggest that the fusogenic properties of the C-terminal domain of the beta-amyloid peptide might contribute to the cytotoxicity of the peptide by destabilizing the cell membrane. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential accumulation of mRNA for immediate early genes and heat shock genes in heart after ischaemic injury.
Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Robertson, H. A.; Currie, R. W.

in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (1996), 28(6), 1251-60

Ischaemic injury leads to the expression of heat shock and immediate early genes. Here the localization of this induction is examined by in situ hybridization analysis in serial sections of buffer ... [more ▼]

Ischaemic injury leads to the expression of heat shock and immediate early genes. Here the localization of this induction is examined by in situ hybridization analysis in serial sections of buffer-perfused isolated rat heart after 30 min of coronary artery occlusion. The accumulation of mRNA for hsc70, hsp70, c-fos, c-jun, and Erg-1 was localized coincidently and was restricted to the ischaemic area of the heart. mRNA for these genes was undetectable at the end of the ischaemic period (no reperfusion). After 30 min of reperfusion, accumulation of mRNA for hsc70, hsp70, c-fos, and c-jun was detectable and increased with further reperfusion. Within the area labelled for these gene products was a central area of less intense labelling which corresponded to the necrotic zone. The immediate early gene product, jun-B, was localized in both the ischaemic and the non-ischaemic area of the hearts. These results suggest that the area of the heart where heat shock and immediate early gene transcripts accumulate, while injured, recovers transcriptional activity, and that the central area where minimal heat shock and immediate early gene transcripts accumulate, does not recover transcriptional activity and is irreversibly injured. [less ▲]

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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 detailThe inducible 70,000 molecular/weight heat shock protein is expressed in the degenerating dentate hilus and piriform cortex after systemic administration of kainic acid in the rat.
Armstrong, J. N.; Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Robertson, H. A. et al

in Neuroscience (1996), 74(3), 685-93

Using both immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, we examined the rat brain for the expression of the inducible 70,000 mol. wt heat shock protein, Hsp70, at 3,6,12 and 24 h after systemic ... [more ▼]

Using both immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, we examined the rat brain for the expression of the inducible 70,000 mol. wt heat shock protein, Hsp70, at 3,6,12 and 24 h after systemic administration of kainic acid. In contrast to previous reports, the present study demonstrates that neurons in the regions most susceptible to seizure-induced cell death accumulate both Hsp70 messenger RNA and protein. Neurons in the denate hilus and piriform cortex contained Hsp70 messenger RNA at 6 h and protein at 12 h. These neutrons contained little or no Hsp70 messenger RNA or protein at 24 h when the majority of cells in these area were pyknotic. Injured neurons in areas such as the parietal cortex, which are less susceptible to seizure-induced cell death, expressed and maintained high levels of Hsp70 messenger RNA and protein at 12 and 24 h. This work suggest that Hsp70 messenger RNA and protein are rapidly and transiently expressed in dying neurons, and contradicts the notion that Hsp70 only accumulates in injured neurons that survive. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro evaluation of lipid matrices for the development of a sustained-release sulfamethazine bolus for lambs
Evrard, Brigitte ULg; Delattre, Luc ULg

in Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy (1996), 22(2), 111-118

The aim of this study is the development of a high-density bolus to be given to lambs in order to release sulfamethazine during 4 days after a single oral administration. The suitability of 12 lipid ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is the development of a high-density bolus to be given to lambs in order to release sulfamethazine during 4 days after a single oral administration. The suitability of 12 lipid matrix formulations was assessed in order to maintain the integrity of the tablet even after complete dissolution of the active substance. The influence of both nature and concentration of the lipid excipient on the in vitro release of sulfamethazine was investigated. The influences of the granulation method and of the compression force were assessed on a formulation containing Cutina® HR as a binding and sustained-release agent. Finally, stability tests showed that the in vitro release characteristics remain unchanged during storage. [less ▲]

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See detail"Fan coaching à Liège: 5 ans déjà!"
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Revue Sport (1996), 1(153), 60-62

Supporters et Euro 2000: Sécurité, stewards, Fan coaching

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See detailLa place des bisphosphonates dans le traitement de l’ostéoporose
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Lettre du Rhumatologue (La) (1996), 222

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See detailDevelopmental and evolutionary aspects of thymic T-cell education to neuroendocrine self
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Benhida, Abdellah; Kecha, Ouafae et al

in Acta Haematologica (1996), 95

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See detailFast Computation of morphological operations with arbitrary structuring elements
Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg; Talbot, Hugues

in Pattern Recognition Letters (1996), 17(14), 1451-1460

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See detailCodon adjustment to maximise heterologous gene expression in Streptomyces lividans can lead to decreased mRNA stability and protein yield.
Lammertyn, E; Van Mellaert, L; Bijnens, A P et al

in Molecular & General Genetics [=MGG] (1996), 250(2), 223-9

The impact of the codon bias of the mouse tumour necrosis factor alpha (mTNF) gene cloned in Streptomyces lividans on the efficiency of expression and secretion was analysed. Minor codons occurring in the ... [more ▼]

The impact of the codon bias of the mouse tumour necrosis factor alpha (mTNF) gene cloned in Streptomyces lividans on the efficiency of expression and secretion was analysed. Minor codons occurring in the mTNF gene were therefore adapted to the codon bias of Streptomyces by site-directed mutagenesis. No improvement in mTNF yield could be detected. The stability of the transcript derived from the construct was shown to be more important for determining the final level of mTNF production. A strong correlation was observed between the yield of secreted biologically active mTNF and the amount of mTNF mRNA present in the cells. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of structural members under elevated temperature conditions- Discussion
Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

in Journal of Structural Engineering (1996), 10

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See detailThiamine, Thiamine Phosphates, and Their Metabolizing Enzymes in Human Brain
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Mastrogiacomo, Frank; Kish, Stephen J et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1996), 66(1), 250-8

Total thiamine (the sum of thiamine and its phosphate esters) concentrations are two- to fourfold lower in human brain than in the brain of other mammals. There were no differences in the total thiamine ... [more ▼]

Total thiamine (the sum of thiamine and its phosphate esters) concentrations are two- to fourfold lower in human brain than in the brain of other mammals. There were no differences in the total thiamine content between biopsied and autopsied human brain, except that in the latter, thiamine triphosphate was undetectable. The main thiamine phosphate-metabolizing enzymes could be detected in autopsied brain, and the kinetic parameters were comparable to those reported in other species. Thiamine diphosphate levels were lowest in hippocampus (15 +/- 4 pmol/mg of protein) and highest in mammillary bodies (24 +/- 4 pmol/mg of protein). Maximal levels of thiamine and its phosphate ester were found to be present at birth. In parietal cortex and globus pallidus, mean levels of total thiamine in the oldest age group (77-103 years) were, respectively, 21 and 26% lower than those in the middle age group (40-55 years). Unlike cerebral cortex, the globus pallidus showed a sharp drop in thiamine diphosphate levels during infancy, with concentrations in the oldest group being only approximately 50% of the levels present during the first 4 months of life. These data, consistent with previous observations conducted in blood, suggest a tendency toward decreased thiamine status in older people. [less ▲]

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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 detail"Born to be wild oder doch geleernt?" Neue verhaltensmedizinische Erkenntnisse zur Ätiopathogenese der Migräne
Gerber, W. D.; Kropp, P.; Schoenen, Jean ULg et al

in Verhaltenstherapie (1996), 6

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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 detailLe fonctionnement de la mémoire à court terme auditive-vocale dans le syndrome de Down : Implications pour le modèle de mémoire de travail
Comblain, Annick ULg

in ANAE : Approche Neuropsychologique des Apprentissages chez l'Enfant (1996), 8(4-5), 137-147

Since the end of the sixties, number of studies have put in obviousness that the short-term memory span of mentally retarded subjects remains largely below the level expected regarding their mental age ... [more ▼]

Since the end of the sixties, number of studies have put in obviousness that the short-term memory span of mentally retarded subjects remains largely below the level expected regarding their mental age and their chronological age. Mackenzie and Hulme (1987) and Hulme and Mackenzie (1992), for example, showed that verbal short-term memory abilities of mentally retarded subjects do not develop at the same rate than other cognitives aspects. These results provide important information on the development of memory span in those subjects but do not provide information on the functioning of the different components of their verbal short-term memory. We conducted several experiments in order to supply with this deficit and to describe the functioning of the verbal short-term memory in a group of Down's syndrome subjects. Our data put in obviousness the similarity of verbal short-term memory's functioning in Down's syndrome subjects and in normal children (phonological similarity effect and word length effect). The absence of a significant correlation between articulation rate and memory span in Down's syndrome people (like in less than 6 years old normal children, see Gathercole et al., 1993, 1994) leads us to discuss a central point of the working memory model (Baddeley, 1986). [less ▲]

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de Doyne Dawson : Cities of the Gods : Communist Utopias in Greek Thought
Vanhaegendoren, Koen ULg

in Etudes Classiques (Namur, Belgium) (1996), 64

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See detailLa Biologie clinique en pédiatrie: hypotonie et retard moteur
Misson, Jean-Paul ULg; Leroy, Patricia; Dubru, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Acta Paediatrica Belgica (1996), 28(2), 95

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See detailA propos d'un syndrome de Cushing d'origine indéterminée
Geenen, Vincent ULg

in Actualité Médicale Belge (1996), 513

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Zoro Bi, Irié; Maquet, Alain; Wathelet, Bernard ULg et al

in Annual Report of the Bean Improvment Cooperative (1996), 39

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien : I. Définition et composition chimique
Diez, Marianne ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1996), 140

The present paper is the first part of a review on dietary fibres. Dietary fibres, frequently used in humans, are at present proposed to be incorporated in feed for pets. Definitions, types of fibres and ... [more ▼]

The present paper is the first part of a review on dietary fibres. Dietary fibres, frequently used in humans, are at present proposed to be incorporated in feed for pets. Definitions, types of fibres and the principal chemical constituents are described along with the potential applications in the agro-industry and therapy. [less ▲]

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See detailRheinische Wortgeographie. Karten des Rheinischen Wörterbuchs und ihre computative Auswertung. Teil I
Lausberg, Helmut; Möller, Robert ULg

in Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter (1996), 60

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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 detail8-Chloro-5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-11H-pyrido[2,3-b][1,5]benzodiazepine
Dupont, L.; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Rogister, F. et al

in Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications (1996), C52

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See detailRole of the metallothioneins in metal regulation by the guillemot Uria aalge
Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg; Debacker, Virginie ULg; Gobert, Sylvie ULg et al

in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. C : Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology (1996), 113C(2), 135-139

Guillemots, like other seabird species living in the North Sea, appear to be heavily contaminated by copper. Metallothioneins are present in both liver and kidney but, at least in the specimens stranded ... [more ▼]

Guillemots, like other seabird species living in the North Sea, appear to be heavily contaminated by copper. Metallothioneins are present in both liver and kidney but, at least in the specimens stranded along the Belgian coast, fail to maintain constant the copper, zinc and cadmium load of the high molecular weight soluble proteins of both organs, stressing the potential toxic role of these metals, mainly copper. [less ▲]

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See detailSelection and identification of lumped models of the arterial vasculature using multiple regression and backward elimination in the time domain
POCHET, T; GERARD, P; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg et al

in Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (1996), 34

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See detailPolar overdominance at the ovine callipyge locus
Cockett, N.; Jackson, S.; Shaw, T. et al

in Science (1996), 273(5272), 236-238

An inheritable muscular hypertrophy was recently described in sheep and shown to be determined by the callipyge gene mapped to ovine chromosome 18. Here, the callipyge phenotype was found to be ... [more ▼]

An inheritable muscular hypertrophy was recently described in sheep and shown to be determined by the callipyge gene mapped to ovine chromosome 18. Here, the callipyge phenotype was found to be characterized by a nonmendelian inheritance pattern, referred to as polar overdominance, where only heterozygous individuals having inherited the callipyge 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 detailRecommendations for registration of drugs used in the treatment of osteoarthritis
Dougados, M; Devogelaer, JP; Annefeldt, M et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (1996), 55

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See detailStrategic directions in concurrency research
Cleaveland, R.; Smolka, S. A.; Alur, R. et al

in ACM Computing Surveys (1996), 28(4), 607-625

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See detailEtude dynamographique de la marche de l'hémiplégique: effets de différentes modalités d'électrostimulation
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; Lucas, C.; Laurent, J.M. et al

in Kine Acta-Symposium (1996)

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See detailDe la patria potestas (puissance paternelle) à l'autorité parentale
Gerkens, Jean-François ULg

in L'enfant, avenir des droits de l'homme (1996)

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See detailPhylogenetic Relationships of Nonaxenic Filamentous Cyanobacterial Strains Based on 16S rRNA Sequence Analysis
Nelissen, Bart; De Baere, Raymond; Wilmotte, Annick ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Evolution (1996), 42

In order to determine the nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences of cyanobacteria originating from nonaxenic cultures, a cyanobacterium-specific oligonucleotide probe was developed to distinguish ... [more ▼]

In order to determine the nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences of cyanobacteria originating from nonaxenic cultures, a cyanobacterium-specific oligonucleotide probe was developed to distinguish polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products of the cyanobacterial rRNA operons from those resulting from amplification of contaminating bacteria. Using this screening method the 16S rRNA genes of four nonaxenic filamentous cyanobacterial strains belonging to the genera Leptolyngbya and OscitIatoria were cloned and sequenced. For the genus Leptolyngbya, the 16S rRNA sequence of the axenic strain PCC 73110 was also determined. Phylogenetic trees were constructed based on complete and partial sequences. The results show that the strains Leptolyngbya Jbveolarum Kom~rek 1964/112, Leptolyngbya sp. VRUC 135 Albertano t985/1, and LeptoIyngbya boryanum PCC 73110 belong to the same cluster. Strain Oscillatoria cf. corallinae SAG 8.92, which contains the rare photosynthetic pigment CUphycoerythrin, is not closely related to other CUphycoerythrin- containing cyanobacteria. Oscillatoria agardhii CYA 18, which is a representative of planktonic Oscillatoria species that form toxic blooms in Norwegian inland waters, has no close relatives in the tree. [less ▲]

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See detailAcquisition of new words and phonological memory in Williams syndrome: A case study
Barisnikov, Koviljka; Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Poncelet, Martine ULg

in Neurocase : Case Studies in Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatry & Behavioural Neurology (1996), 2

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Duchesne, Jean-Patrick ULg

in Art&fact (1996), 15

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See detailNéphropathie tubulo-interstitielle aigue avec uvéite: à propos d'un cas
Weber, T.; Beckers, C.; Kaye, O. et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1996), 51(1), 53-56

We report another case of acute interstitial nephritis with uveitis (TINU syndrome) in a 35-year-old woman. About thirty cases were described since the first ones 20 years ago. We discuss the assessment ... [more ▼]

We report another case of acute interstitial nephritis with uveitis (TINU syndrome) in a 35-year-old woman. About thirty cases were described since the first ones 20 years ago. We discuss the assessment needed to reach the diagnosis. The evolution is unusually favourable with steroid therapy. [less ▲]

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See detailEffets du massage par appareil semi automatique : Etude scintigraphique et tonométrique
Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg; Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; Dauchat, L. et al

in Kinésitherapie, les Annales (1996), 23(3), 102-105

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See detailTheoretical Radiative Lifetimes of 3p3(4S°)4s5S° and 3S° States in S I
Biémont, Emile ULg; Storey, P. J.; Zeippen, C. J.

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1996), 309

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Winand, Jean ULg

in Chronique d'Egypte : Bulletin Périodique de la Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (1996), 71(141), 57-62

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See detailCellular and molecular mechanisms involved in thymic T-cell education to neuroendocrine self principles
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Benhida, Abdellah; Kecha, Ouafae et al

in International Journal of Thymology (1996), 4

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See detailCardio-respiratory adjustments and arterial blood gases in exercising horses in crisis and in clinical remission
Art, Tatiana ULg; Anciaux, N.; Duvivier, H. et al

in Pferdeheilkunde (1996), 12(4), 717-718

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See detailDefective iron supply for erythropoiesis and adequate endogenous erythropoietin production in the anemia associated with systemic-onset juvenile chronic arthritis.
Cazzola, M.; Ponchio, L.; de Benedetti, F. et al

in Blood (1996), 87(11), 4824-30

Systemic-onset juvenile chronic arthritis (SoJCA) is associated with high levels of circulating interleukin-6 (IL-6) and is frequently complicated by severe microcytic anemia whose pathogenesis is unclear ... [more ▼]

Systemic-onset juvenile chronic arthritis (SoJCA) is associated with high levels of circulating interleukin-6 (IL-6) and is frequently complicated by severe microcytic anemia whose pathogenesis is unclear. Therefore, we studied 20 consecutive SoJCA patients with hemoglobin (Hb) levels <12 g/dL, evaluating erythroid progenitor proliferation, endogenous erythropoietin production, body iron status, and iron supply for erythropoiesis. Hb concentrations ranged from 6.5 to 11.9 g/dL. Hb level was directly related to mean corpuscular volume (r = .82, P < .001) and inversely related to circulating transferrin receptor (r = -.81, P < .001) suggesting that the severity of anemia was directly proportional to the degree of iron-deficient erythropoiesis. Serum ferritin ranged from 18 to 1,660 microgram/L and was unrelated to Hb level. Bone marrow iron stores wore markedly reduced in the three children investigated, and they also showed increased serum transferrin receptor and normal-to-high serum ferritin. All 20 patients had elevated IL-6 levels and normal in vitro growth of erythroid progenitors. Endogenous erythropoietin (epo) production was appropriate for the degree of anemia as judged by both the observed to predicted log (serum epo) ratio 10.95 +/- 0.12) and a comparison of the serum epo-Hb regression found in these subjects with that of thalassemia patients. Multiple regression analysis showed that serum transferrin receptor was the parameter most closely related to hemoglobin concentration: variation in circulating transferrin receptor explained 61% of the variation in Hb level (P < .001). In 10 severely anemic patients, amelioration of anemia following intravenous iron administration resulted in normalization of serum transferrin receptor. Defective iron supply to the erythron rather than blunted epo production is the major cause of the microcytic anemia associated with SoJCA. A true body-iron deficiency caused by decreased iron absorption likely complicates long-lasting inflammation in the most anemic children, and this can be recognized by high serum transferrin receptor levels. Although oral iron is of no benefit, intravenous iron saccharate is a safe and effective means for improving iron availability for erythropoiesis and correcting this anemia. Thus, while chronically high endogenous IL-6 levels do not appear to blunt epo production, they are probably responsible for the observed abnormalities in iron metabolism. Anemia of chronic disease encompasses a variety of anemic conditions whose peculiar features may specifically correlate with the type of cytokine(s) predominantly released. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de l'ouvrage de ANDORLINI Isabella (Edizione e commento a cura di), Trattato di medicina su papiro, Firenze, Istituto Papirologico "G. Vitelli", 1995
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Chronique d'Egypte : Bulletin Périodique de la Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (1996), 71

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See detailDifferential effects of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, dopamine and somatostatin and their second messengers on the mRNA levels of gonadotropin IIb subunit and growth hormone in the teleost fish, tilapia
Melamed, P.; Gur, G.; Elizur, A. et al

in Neuroendocrinology (1996)

In cultured pituitary cells of tilapia, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH; 10 nM 4-24 h), elevation of cyclic AMP (by 10 microM forskolin or 0.2 mM 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine: IBMX 0.5-36 h) or ... [more ▼]

In cultured pituitary cells of tilapia, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH; 10 nM 4-24 h), elevation of cyclic AMP (by 10 microM forskolin or 0.2 mM 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine: IBMX 0.5-36 h) or activation of protein kinase C (PKC; by 12.5 nM tetradecanoyl phorbol-13-acetate: TPA, 0.5-24 h) all increased gonadotropin (GtH) II beta steady state mRNA levels by three to four-fold. The involvement of PKA and PKC in the GnRH stimulatory effect on both GtH release and GtH II beta mRNA levels was corroborated by use of the PKA and PKC inhibitors, H89 and GF109203X, respectively (100 nM) which attenuated the GnRH effect. Incubation with actinomycin D (8 microM, 4-21 h) after preexposure for 24 h to either forskolin (10 microM) or TPA (12.5 nM), revealed that rates of transcript degradation were slower in forskolin-treated cells (T 1/2 = 14.1 h) than in control or TPA-treated cells (T 1/2 = 8.47 or 8.38 h), suggesting a stabilizing effect on the mRNA. Dopamine (DA; 10 microM, 4-36 h) had no apparent effect on steady state mRNA levels of GtH II beta, but reduced GtH release by as much as 75%. Steady state levels of growth hormone (GH) mRNA were not affected by exposure to GnRH (10 nM, 4-24 h), although GH release was more than doubled. Similarly, activation of PKC (by TPA 12.5 nM, 1.5-36 h), which was shown to be essential for the GnRH-stimulatory effect on GH release, did not alter levels of the GH transcript, but increased GH release by more than fivefold. DA (10 microM, 4-24 h) moderately increased GH transcript levels (160%) with similar kinetics but lower potency than direct elevation of cAMP (by 10 microM forskolin or 0.2 mM IBMX, 0.5-36 h) which increased transcript levels by more than fourfold. The involvement of PKA in the DA effect was confirmed when the PKA inhibitor H89 (100 nM, 15 min prior to DA exposure) attenuated the DA effect on GH mRNA levels. Exposure of cells to actinomycin D (8 microM, 2-16 h) after treatment with forskolin (10 microM, 24 h) led to a slower rate of transcript degradation than in control cells (T 1/2 = 6.5 h vs. T 1/2 = 4.36 h), suggesting that cAMP also elicits a stabilizing effect on GH mRNA. Somatostatin (100 nM, 0.5-36 h) had no clear effect on GH transcript levels, but reduced GH release by as much as 90%. These results suggest that activation of either cAMP-PKA or PKC pathways can, possibly by different mechanisms, stimulate mRNA levels of the GtH II beta gene, but that only the cAMP-PKA pathway stimulates GH mRNA levels. It would appear therefore that GnRH, although stimulating GH release, does not regulate GH transcription in this fish. [less ▲]

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See detailProduction of anti-PMSG antibodies and its relation to the productivity of rabbit does
Lebas, F.; Theau-Clement, M.; Remy, Benoît ULg et al

in World Rabbit Science (1996), 4(2), 57-62

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See detailEffects of castration on fear reactions of male sheep.
Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Bouissou, Marie-France

in Applied Animal Behaviour Science (1996), 47

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See detailVariations saisonnières du CO2 de l'air de deux grottes du Jura méridional: La Balme et Cerdon. Comparaison avec d'autres grottes françaises
Sbai, Abdelkader; Ek, Camille ULg; Renault, Philippe

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1996), 119

Seasonal measurements of carbon dioxide were made over a period of one year in two caves from southern Jura: the caves of La Balme and of Cerdon. Carbon dioxide contents range from 300 to 15,500 ppm ... [more ▼]

Seasonal measurements of carbon dioxide were made over a period of one year in two caves from southern Jura: the caves of La Balme and of Cerdon. Carbon dioxide contents range from 300 to 15,500 ppm; these low values are correlated with the circulation of the air in the two caves and with the origin of the carbon dioxide. The values found in these caves are then compared with those measured by researchers in other French caves. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationship between Parathion and Paraoxon Toxicokinetics, Lung Metabolic Activity, and Cholinesterase Inhibition in Guinea Pig and Rabbit Lungs
Lessire, Françoise ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Delaunois, Annie et al

in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (1996), 138(2), 201-210

Kinetic parameters of parathion and paraoxon uptake were determined in isolated and perfused rabbit and guinea pig lungs. They were related to organophosphate-induced lung cholinesterase inhibition. A ... [more ▼]

Kinetic parameters of parathion and paraoxon uptake were determined in isolated and perfused rabbit and guinea pig lungs. They were related to organophosphate-induced lung cholinesterase inhibition. A single pass procedure was used to perfuse the lungs with an artificial medium perfusate containing paraoxon or parathion. The paraoxon and parathion concentrations were determined in the effluents collected at chosen intervals over an 18-min period beginning at the start of perfusion. Three inflowing concentrations (1 nmol/ml, 10 nmol/ml, and 20 nmol/ml) were tested in guinea pig lungs and one (10 nmol/ml) in rabbit lungs. Cholinesterase activity was determined at time 0 and at the end of the experiment. The lungs abundantly extracted paraoxon and parathion over the perfusion period. The extraction ratio was consistently greater in guinea pig than in rabbit lungs. The uptake velocity varied biexponentially in time, suggesting the existence of two compartments. Initial uptake velocities (A, B) and slopes (alpha and beta) were calculated for both compartments. In guinea pigs, A, B and A + B increased proportionally to the supply rate of paraoxon and parathion while a and b remained constant. No significant difference was observed between parathion and paraoxon uptake kinetics. Parameter B was the only one to differ significantly between the two species (rabbits: 8.19 +/- 1.53 for parathion and 6.85 +/- 1.26 for paraoxon; guinea pigs: 12.75 +/- 0.88 for parathion and 15.02 +/- 3.84 for paraoxon). In the lungs of both species, there was a linear relation between y, the percentage of cholinesterase inhibition induced by either organophosphate, and X, the total amount of drug taken up by the lung tissue (in nmol/g/18 min). The following equations were obtained: y = 0.128 x + 0.979 (R2 = 0.89, p < 0.001 for paraoxon); y = 0.120 x - 6.57 (R2 = 0.82, p < 0.005 for parathion). No difference was observed between the two organophosphates. After treatment with the cytochrome P450 inhibitor piperonyl butoxide, the above relations ceased to apply, but this treatment did not influence the kinetics of paraoxon and parathion uptake. The IC50 value calculated for paraoxon, i.e., the paraoxon concentration required to produce 50% inhibition of lung cholinesterase activity, was similar for guinea pigs (2.22 10(-7) +/- 0.22 M) and rabbits (2.36 10(-7) +/- 0.24 M). In conclusion, the biexponential evolution of the velocity of paraoxon and parathion uptake by the lungs thus demonstrates the presence of two pools. The lower extraction ratios calculated for rabbit lungs reflect the lower initial uptake velocity of the second compartment. In the range of concentrations investigated in guinea pigs, no saturable mechanism could be demonstrated for paraoxon and parathion. Cytochrome P450-related lung metabolic activity, through which parathion is converted to paraoxon, appears as a major step in parathion-induced lung cholinesterase inhibition, although it does not appear to affect parathion toxicokinetics [less ▲]

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See detailLa traversée des candiatures universitaires : Une analyse de cas
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Boxus, Elise ULg

in Res Academica (1996), 13(1-2), 85-104

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See detailBrain thiamine, its phosphate esters, and its metabolizing enzymes in Alzheimer's disease.
Mastrogiacomo, Frank; Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Grisar, Thierry ULg et al

in Annals of Neurology (1996), 39

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See detailThe Coastal Ocean in a Global Change Perspective
Djenidi, Salim ULg

in Journal of Marine Systems (1996), 7(2-4), 117-118

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See detailExhaustion of blood glucose response and enhancement of insulin response after repeated glucagon injections in type-2 diabetes: potentiation by progressive hyperglycemia.
Castillo, M. J.; Scheen, André ULg; Paolisso, G. et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie (1996), 57(5), 395-402

AIMS: To investigate the hyperglycemic and insulinemic response to repeated glucagon injections in Type-2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetic patients. METHODS: In overnight fasted Type-2 diabetic patients ... [more ▼]

AIMS: To investigate the hyperglycemic and insulinemic response to repeated glucagon injections in Type-2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetic patients. METHODS: In overnight fasted Type-2 diabetic patients, three i.v. glucagon (1 mg) injections were given as a bolus at two-hour intervals. In the hour preceding each glucagon injection, 6 patients received saline and they were tested at near-baseline blood glucose levels, while 8 patients received a glucose-controlled glucose infusion and they were tested at increasing blood glucose levels (7.5 +/- 0.2, 12.9 +/- 0.5 and 18.7 +/- 0.7 mmol/l). Blood samples were collected at 0, 3, 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60 min after each glucagon injection. RESULTS: In the patients tested at near-baseline blood glucose levels, the blood glucose rise induced by glucagon was smaller after repeated injections. By contrast, the B-cell response to glucagon was well preserved. In the patients tested at increasing blood glucose levels, the blood glucose response to glucagon was abolished after repeated injections. By contrast, the B-cell response was significantly potentiated. The respective areas under the curve of plasma insulin levels in response to glucagon were 563 +/- 72, 1047 +/- 154 and 1844 +/- 305 m U x 30 min/l (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: In Type-2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetic patients, repeated glucagon injections, even when administered in a short (4 h) period of time, do not exhaust the B-cell. Endogenous insulin secretion is even potentiated at increasing blood glucose levels. By contrast, the hyperglycemic response to glucagon is significantly abolished, particularly at high blood glucose levels. [less ▲]

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See detailPaget’s disease of bone : diagnosis and management
Hosking, D; Meunier, PJ; Ringe, JD et al

in British Medical Journal (1996), 312

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See detailChantiers A et M. Stratigraphie et constructions (1989)
Limet, Henri; Tunca, Önhan ULg

in MARI 8 (1996)

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See detailShedding of the 67-kD laminin receptor by human cancer cells.
Karpatova, M.; Tagliabue, E.; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg et al

in Journal of Cellular Biochemistry (1996), 60(2), 226-34

The 67-kD laminin receptor (67LR) is a cell membrane-associated molecule exhibiting high affinity for the basement membrane glycoprotein, laminin. While export of the 67LR toward the extracellular matrix ... [more ▼]

The 67-kD laminin receptor (67LR) is a cell membrane-associated molecule exhibiting high affinity for the basement membrane glycoprotein, laminin. While export of the 67LR toward the extracellular matrix has been recently suggested by electron microscopy studies, there is to date no evidence of shedding of the 67LR from cells. Using two monoclonal antibodies directed against the 67LR, we developed a double-determinant radioimmunoassay that demonstrates that the 67LR is released from cancer cells into the culture medium. The shed molecule exhibited the same apparent molecular weight as that of the membrane-associated 67LR, suggesting that no proteolytic cleavage is involved in the process. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the 67LR is not anchored to the membrane through a glycolsyl-phosphatidylinositol bridge. However, the observation that lactose increased the release of 67LR suggests that a lectin-type interaction is involved in the cell membrane association of this laminin binding protein and the cell surface. Interestingly, the released 67LR recovered after HPLC gel filtration was found free as well as associated to high molecular weight complexes. The free 67LR retained its ability to bind to the cell surface. Our study is the first demonstration that the 67LR is effectively shed by cancer cells. The released free 67LR could play an important role in modulating interactions between cancer cells and laminin during tumor invasion and metastasis. [less ▲]

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See detailGlycoprotein H (gII/gp108) and glycoprotein L form a functional complex which plays a role in penetration, but not in attachment, of bovine herpesvirus 1.
van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, S.; Khattar, S.; Tikoo, S. K. et al

in Journal of General Virology (The) (1996), 77 ( Pt 7)

The glycoproteins of bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) play important roles in the interactions between virions and target cells. A 108 kDa glycoprotein, designated gII or gp 108, has been identified by two ... [more ▼]

The glycoproteins of bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) play important roles in the interactions between virions and target cells. A 108 kDa glycoprotein, designated gII or gp 108, has been identified by two different panels of monoclonal antibodies. The gII- and gp 108-specific monoclonal antibodies were shown to react with the same protein, which was identified by N-terminal sequencing as the homologue of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) gH. When BHV-1 gH was purified by immunoadsorbent chromatography, gL was co-purified. The gH-gL complex induced the production of antibodies that neutralized virus infectivity and inhibited virus penetration. Affinity-purified gH-gL did prevent penetration, but not attachment of BHV-1, which suggests that the gH-gL complex is essential for penetration of BHV-1 into susceptible cells. [less ▲]

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See detailLa genèse du héros médiocre. Simenon à l'époque Fayard
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Traces. Travaux du Centre d'Études Georges Simenon (1996), (8), 27-42

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See detailCytokine gene polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel disease.
Louis, Edouard ULg; Satsangi, J.; Roussomoustakaki, M. et al

in Gut (1996), 39(5), 705-10

BACKGROUND: Concordance rates in siblings and twins provide strong evidence that genetic susceptibility is important in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. The number and identity of ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Concordance rates in siblings and twins provide strong evidence that genetic susceptibility is important in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. The number and identity of susceptibility genes is largely uncertain. Cytokine genes are attractive candidate loci. AIMS: To study allelic frequencies of polymorphisms of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) gene and the tumour necrosis factor alpha gene in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. SUBJECTS: One hundred and twenty nine North European caucasoid patients with ulcerative colitis, 120 patients with Crohn's disease, and 89 healthy controls. METHODS: Genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction. A variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) in the IL-1RA gene and a single base pair polymorphism in the TNF alpha gene promoter region (TNF-308) were analysed. RESULTS: No significant differences in IL-1RA VNTR allelic frequencies were noted between Crohn's disease (allele 1: 72.6%, allele 2: 24.7%, allele 3: 2.6%), ulcerative colitis (72.6%, 24.3%, 3.1%, respectively), and controls (76.9%, 20.8% and 2.3%). Some 42.4% of patients with ulcerative colitis and 43.4% patients with Crohn's disease were carriers of allele 2, compared with 34.8% healthy subjects. The TNF2 allele was modestly reduced in Crohn's disease (13.2%), compared with healthy subjects (21.3%; p = 0.04), and ulcerative colitis (21.6%). CONCLUSIONS: The associations demonstrated are modest: these polymorphisms are unlikely to be important determinants of overall disease susceptibility. [less ▲]

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See detailRéactions physiologiques face à des conditions extrêmes de chaleur et d'humidité relative: Etude des effets de l'exercice
Art, Tatiana ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1996), 28

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a hot and humid environment on the pattern of breathing and the gas exchange in heavily exercising horses. Five healthy fit standardbred horses ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a hot and humid environment on the pattern of breathing and the gas exchange in heavily exercising horses. Five healthy fit standardbred horses (493± 14 kg; 4± 0,5yrs) were investigated twice at eight days interval, once in temperated atmos¬pheric conditions (TC) (ambient temperature : 15o C; relative humidity : 55 %) and once in hot and humid conditions (HHC) (ambient temperature : 30°C; relative humidity : 75 %). The standardized treadmill exercise test consisted in 8 min warm-up and in 8 min exer¬cise (1 min at 1,7, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 m/sec and 2 min at 4 m/sec with a 6% slope). Respiratory airflow, tidal volume, respiratory frequency as well as the 02 and C02 fraction in the inspired and expired gases were continuously recorded, using 2 ultrasonic pneumo¬tachographs connected to a face mask and a mass spectrometer. Oxygen uptake (VO2, carbon dioxide output (VCO2,), respiratory quotient (RQ) and expired minute volume (VE.) as well as alveolar partial pressure in C02 (PAC02) were obtained on a breath-by--breath basis. The maximal values obtained during the highest intensity were used for the comparison between both tests. Heart rate and skip temperature were continuously recorded, using a heart rate recording system and a real time infrared thermographic unit, respecti¬vely. Venous blood was sampled before and 2 min after the completion of the test for hematological and biochemical analysis, namely plasma lactate (LA), beta-endorphins, cortisol (Cor). Running in HHC induced a significant decrease in peak VE, VO2, VCO2 and oxygen pulse, while RQ remained unchanged and PAC02 increased. The changes in skin temperature (ST), i.e. the difference between ST at rest and at 10 m/sec, was dramatically higher in HHC. As well, the test-induced changes, i.e. the differences between the values before and after the test, in Cor, beta-endorphins and LA values after the test were significantly higher. This study shows that performing a strenuous exercise in hot, humid conditions in unacclimatized horses induced a reduction of the aerobic capacity, i.e. decrease of the VO2 and increase of LA production. A relative hypoventilation could be partly responsible for this observation, but all the steps of the oxygen transport from the pulmonary ventilation to the muscle metabolism could also potentially be impaired in such conditions [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of synchronization constraints and associated errors in collective work environments
Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg; Javaux, D.

in Ergonomics (1996), 39(10), 1249-1264

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See detailPurification of soybean lipoxygenase isoenzyme-1 and characterization of its inhibition by 13-hydroperoxides.
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Marlier, M.

in Grasas y Aceites (1996), 47(4), 242-246

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See detailExpression of protein encoded by varicella-zoster virus open reading frame 63 in latently infected human ganglionic neurons
Mahalingam, Ravy; Wellish, Mary; Cohrs, Randall et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1996), 93(5), 2122-2124

The ganglionic cell type in which varicellazoster virus (VZV) is latent in humans was analyzed by using antibodies raised against in vitro-expressed VZV open reading frame 63 protein, VZV open reading ... [more ▼]

The ganglionic cell type in which varicellazoster virus (VZV) is latent in humans was analyzed by using antibodies raised against in vitro-expressed VZV open reading frame 63 protein, VZV open reading frame 63 protein was detected exclusively in the cytoplasm of neurons of latently infected human trigeminal and thoracic ganglia. This is, to our knowledge, the first identification of a herpesvirus protein expressed during latency in the human nervous system. [less ▲]

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See detailRemarques sur le bilinguisme gréco-latin
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Etudes Classiques (Namur, Belgium) (1996), 64

Réflexions sur la coexistence de l'emploi des langues grecque et latine dans le monde méditerranéen antique, ce phénomène étant considéré principalement sous son aspect littéraire, dans une perspective ... [more ▼]

Réflexions sur la coexistence de l'emploi des langues grecque et latine dans le monde méditerranéen antique, ce phénomène étant considéré principalement sous son aspect littéraire, dans une perspective diachronique. Les pionniers de la littérature latine furent des affranchis de langue grecque qui s'exprimaient en latin. Dès la fin du deuxième siècle av. J.-C., même si l'apport des affranchis grecs à l'histoire romaine reste important, de nombreux Romains cultivés s'expriment en grec. Devant les ressources qu'offre la langue grecque, plus d'un auteur latin, jusqu'à la fin de la République, déplore la « patrii sermonis egestas ». Mais Cicéron affirme la richesse du lexique latin et entreprend avec un grand souci d'exactitude des traductions du grec en latin. Finalement, durant toute la période impériale, les deux langues se complètent et s'équilibrent. [less ▲]

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See detailLes xenika et les barbarika onomata dans les théories linguistiques gréco-latines
Rochette, Bruno ULg

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

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See detailExpression of the 27,000 mol. wt heat shock protein following kainic acid-induced status epilepticus in the rat.
Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Armstrong, J. N.; Landry, J. et al

in Neuroscience (1996), 75(3), 849-56

Western analysis and immunohistochemistry were used to determine the time-course and the distribution of the 27,000 mol. wt heat shock protein, Hsp27, in rat brain following systemic administration of ... [more ▼]

Western analysis and immunohistochemistry were used to determine the time-course and the distribution of the 27,000 mol. wt heat shock protein, Hsp27, in rat brain following systemic administration of kainic acid. No Hsp27 immunoreactivity was detected in naive control animals or in rats that failed to develop status epilepticus. Hsp27 immunoreactivity was detected as early as 12 h in the parietal cortex, piriform cortex and the hippocampus of rats that developed status epilepticus. The number of cells expressing Hsp27 and the intensity of Hsp27 immunoreactivity were increased 24 h after kainic acid administration. Hsp27 immunoreactivity was still observed seven days post-kainic acid injection. The morphology of the Hsp27-positive cells and double immunofluorescence against Hsp27 and glial fibrillary acidic protein revealed that Hsp27-positive cells were astrocytes. In addition, the distribution of Hsp27 suggested that astrocytic Hsp27 was dependent on excitation-induced metabolic stress rather than the direct effect of kainic acid on astrocytes. [less ▲]

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