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See detailDynamique du carbone inorganique des eaux de surface dans l'embouchure de l'Escaut
Frankignoulle, Michel; Biondo, Renzo ULg; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 61

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See detailInsulin expression in pancreatic islet cells relies on cooperative interactions between the helix loop helix factor E47 and the homeobox factor STF-1.
Peers, Bernard ULg; Sharma, S.; Teitelman, G. et al

in Molecular Endocrinology (1994), 8(12), 1798-806

The development of endocrine cell types within the pancreas is thought to involve the progressive restriction of pluripotential stem cells, which gives rise to the four major cell types: insulin ... [more ▼]

The development of endocrine cell types within the pancreas is thought to involve the progressive restriction of pluripotential stem cells, which gives rise to the four major cell types: insulin-, glucagon-, somatostatin-, and pancreatic polypeptide-expressing cells. The mechanism by which these peptide hormone genes are induced and then either maintained or repressed during development is unknown, but their coexpression in early precursor cells suggests the involvement of common regulatory factors. Here we show that the somatostatin transcription factor STF-1 is also a principal regulator of insulin expression in beta-cells of the pancreas. STF-1 stimulates the insulin gene by recognizing two well defined islet-specifying elements on the insulin promoter and by subsequently synergizing in trans with the juxtaposed helix-loop-helix protein E47. Within the STF-1 protein, an N-terminal trans-activation domain functions cooperatively with E47 to stimulate insulin transcription. As truncated STF-1 polypeptides lacking the N-terminal activation domain strongly inhibit insulin promoter activity in beta-islet cells, our results suggest that the specification of islet cell types during development may be in part determined by the expression of STF-1 relative to other islet cell factors. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailComparison of Reproductive Performance in Belgian Dairy and Beef Cattle
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Laurent, Y.; Ward, W. R.

in Theriogenology (1994), 41(5), 1099-114

A computerized program was written to collect, evaluate and compare reproductive performance data of 2004 beef (Belgian Blue breed) and 1649 dairy (Friesian Holstein and German Red) cattle in 35 Belgian ... [more ▼]

A computerized program was written to collect, evaluate and compare reproductive performance data of 2004 beef (Belgian Blue breed) and 1649 dairy (Friesian Holstein and German Red) cattle in 35 Belgian herds (6 suckler beef herds, 9 milked beef herds and 20 dairy herds). Reproduction data were collected at monthly herd health visits. No difference in age at first calving was observed. Significant differences were observed among the 3 kinds of herds, and the best results were obtained in dairy herds for the calving interval, interval from calving to the first estrus, interval from calving to the first service and average number of days open. Concerning these parameters, first calvers had lower results than multiparous cows, mainly in suckler and milked beef herds. Significant differences were noted in the number of services per pregnancy. Heifers that had never calved presented the highest fertility. Primiparous beef cows had higher fertility than pluriparous cows. In dairy herds, pluriparous cows had higher fertility than primiparous cows. Estrus detection was better in milked beef herds than in suckled beef and dairy herds. Suckled beef herds had the lowest incidence of metritis and ovarian cysts of the three types of herds. Rates of abortion, overall culling and retained fetal membranes were similar in all the herds. The percentage of animals removed for infertility was highest in milked beef herds and lowest in dairy herds. Because 90% of the 1159 calvings recorded in the beef herds required a caesarean section, the reproductive performance of beef cattle represent results after caesarean section. [less ▲]

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

in Physica Scripta (1994), 49

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See detailPathogenic Tracks in Fatigue Syndromes
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULg; Demonty, Jean ULg et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1994), 49(6), 274-89

This review analyses the recent literature devoted to two related fatigue syndromes: chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and acute onset postviral fatigue syndrome (PVFS). The articles are grouped into five ... [more ▼]

This review analyses the recent literature devoted to two related fatigue syndromes: chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and acute onset postviral fatigue syndrome (PVFS). The articles are grouped into five pathogenic tracks: infectious agents, immune system, skeletic muscle, hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and psychiatric factors. Although a particular infectious agent is unlikely to be responsible for all CFS cases, evidence is shown that host-parasite relationships are modified in a large proportion of patients with chronic fatigue. Antibody titres against infectious agents are often elevated and replication of several viruses could be increased. Chronic activation of the immune system is also observed and could be due to the reactivation of persistent or latent infectious agents such as herpes viruses (i.e. HHV-6) or enteroviruses. It could also be favorised by an impaired negative feedback of the HPA axis on the immune system. A model is proposed where the abnormalities of the HPA axis are primary events and are mainly responsible for a chronic activation of the immune system which in turn induces an increased replication of several viruses under the control of cellular transcription factors. These replicating viruses together with cytokines such as TNF-alpha would secondarily induce functional disorders of muscle and several aspects of asthenia itself. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Atmospheric Ammonia on Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Vascular Permeability in Pigs: Interaction with Endotoxins
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Urbain, B.; Prouvost, J. F. et al

in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (1994), 125(1), 17-26

The influence of atmospheric ammonia on the somatic growth, the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations, and cell blood counts was investigated in pigs exposed to four concentrations (0, 25, 50, and ... [more ▼]

The influence of atmospheric ammonia on the somatic growth, the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations, and cell blood counts was investigated in pigs exposed to four concentrations (0, 25, 50, and 100 ppm) for 6 days in a specifically designed air-pollutants exposure chamber. The effects of this gas on pulmonary vascular hemodynamics and permeability and on the endotoxin-induced vascular response were also assessed using an isolated perfused lung preparation. The total pulmonary blood flow resistance (Rt) was partitioned into four components: arterial (Ra), pre-(Ra′) and post-(Rv′) capillary and venous (Rv). The capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c) was evaluated by using a gravimetric technique. None of the concentrations of ammonia significantly modified the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations or the differential leukocyte percentages and total white blood cell count, suggesting an absence of stress related to ammonia. In exposed animals, lethargy and a concentration-related depression of the somatic growth were observed. The equation of the regression line plotted relating the mean values of the changes in body weight gain recorded over the exposure period expressed as percentages of the initial body weight (y) and ammonia concentrations (x) was: y = 3.204 − 0.177x + 0.001x2(r = 0.99; p≤0.013). Endotoxin infused in the perfusion liquid of lungs from unexposed animals for 180 min induced a significant 208% increase in Rt (p < 0.001) which can be ascribed to a 338 and 180% increase in Ra′ and Rv′, respectively. Endotoxin infusion also induced a 62% (p ≤ 0.001) increase in the Kf,c. Exposure of pigs to ammonia at any concentration did not modify the baseline values of any hemodynamic or permeability parameters. However, the hemodynamic response to endotoxins in lungs from pigs exposed to 100 ppm was significantly altered. The increase in Rt, Ra′, and Rv′ observed in unexposed pigs was completely abolished as shown by the limited changes in Rt (+34.9%). An intermediate reaction (+131.7%) was obtained in pigs exposed to 50 ppm. This inhibiting effect of ammonia was closely correlated with gas concentration by a linear regression (r = 0.99; p ≤ 0.037). The changes in the Kf,c recorded in the control group were not modified by exposure to ammonia. It was concluded that exposure of pigs to aerial ammonia concentrations from 0 to 100 ppm for 6 days has no direct effect on the pulmonary microvascular hemodynamics and permeability and induces no stress response. A marked depressive effect on the somatic growth is observed at concentrations greater than 25 ppm. Concentrations greater than 50 ppm can modulate the pulmonary vascular response to endotoxins [less ▲]

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See detailLe renouveau cosaque
Bachkatov, Nina ULg; Wilson, Andrew

in Transitions : Ex-Revue des Pays de L'est (1994), 35-1

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See detailUse Of Bacteria Protections In Pelleting For Preinoculation Of Bean-Seeds (Phaseolus-Vulgaris L)
Jansen, Jp.; Schiffers, Bruno ULg; Mathot, P. et al

in Seed Science and Technology (1994), 22(2), 329-336

Preinoculation of bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) with Rhibozium phaseoli material has been carried out by incorporating the inoculum in seed pelleting. An inoculum was incorporated into a mixture of ... [more ▼]

Preinoculation of bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) with Rhibozium phaseoli material has been carried out by incorporating the inoculum in seed pelleting. An inoculum was incorporated into a mixture of vermiculite and compost or wheat bran, and applied to seeds to produce a solid pellet. The pelleted seed contained a sufficient number of bacteria per seed for effective nodulation after 56 days storage of preinoculated pelleted seeds at 25°C. Those results are not achieved using a liquid inoculum of Rhibozium. [less ▲]

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See detailPuissance maximale aérobie d’enfants en âge d’école primaire participant ou non à une leçon quotidienne d’activités physiques
Ledent, Maryse; Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 69-75

Plusieurs études indiquent que, chez l'adulte, il existe une relation significative entre la pratique d'activités physiques et sportives et la diminution des facteurs de risque, surtout cardiovasculaire ... [more ▼]

Plusieurs études indiquent que, chez l'adulte, il existe une relation significative entre la pratique d'activités physiques et sportives et la diminution des facteurs de risque, surtout cardiovasculaire. En particulier, l'endurance qui découle d'une pratique régulière d'activités modérés à intenses de répercute sur la condition du système cardiovasculaire et réduit significativement les risques de troubles cardiaques. ... [less ▲]

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See detailEvolution of shoot density of the Posidonia seagrass bed of Calvi Bay (Corsica)
Soullard, Mady; Bourge, Isabelle; Fogel, Julie et al

in Vie et Milieu (1994), 44

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See detailCauses de mortalité et teneur en métaux lourds de Guillemots de Troïl Uria aalge échoués le long du littoral belge.
Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg; Debacker, Virginie ULg; Antoine, Nathalie et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 63(1-2), 211-217

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See detailMargaret Atwood's Good Bones
Delville, Michel ULg

in The Prose Poem: an international Journal (1994), 4

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See detailEvaluation d’une expérience de rénovation de l’enseignement fondamental: Méthodologie de recherche
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 53-58

Les expériences pédagogiques de mise en œuvre de nouvelles méthodes ou structures de rénovation de l'enseignement sont particulièrement ardues à évaluer quant à leurs effets. Se déroulant en milieu ... [more ▼]

Les expériences pédagogiques de mise en œuvre de nouvelles méthodes ou structures de rénovation de l'enseignement sont particulièrement ardues à évaluer quant à leurs effets. Se déroulant en milieu naturel, elles subissent l'influence d'un grand nombre de variables qu'il est bien difficile voire impossible de contrôler et parfois simplement de prendre en compte. Les impondérables sont multiples. La voie la moins aléatoire consiste en une démarche multidimensionnelle qui analyse l'élève et l'enseignant, sous plusieurs points de vue, sans négliger des facteurs d'environnement socio-économiques qui peuvent également se révéler déterminants. ... [less ▲]

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See detailPossessoire, pétitoire, référé, plainte, bornage et revendication ...Quand tout s'emmêle!
Lecocq, Pascale ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (1994)

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See detailLes enseignants dans l’expérience pédagogique d’éducation physique quotidienne en Communauté Française de Belgique. Perceptions et réactions
Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg; Ledent, Maryse et al

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

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

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

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See detailSynthesis by sol-gel process and characterization of barium-titanate
LECLOUX, A. J.; KOCKLENBERG, Régine; MICHAUX, Bernard et al

in Annales de Chimie Science des Materiaux (1994), 19(2), 67-78

Barium titanate gels are prepared by sol-gel process from titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. These gels are dried under vacuum. The influence of ... [more ▼]

Barium titanate gels are prepared by sol-gel process from titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. These gels are dried under vacuum. The influence of the hydrolysis ratio, the temperature and the vacuum level during drying is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailAttitude vis-à-vis de l’école chez des enfants en âge d’école primaire, participant ou non à un programme scolaire d’activités physiques quotidiennes
Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg; Ledent, Maryse et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 77-88

Les questions relatives aux attitudes et à leur modification font très largement partie des préoccupations relevées dans les environnements éducatifs considérés habituellement: l'école et le monde des ... [more ▼]

Les questions relatives aux attitudes et à leur modification font très largement partie des préoccupations relevées dans les environnements éducatifs considérés habituellement: l'école et le monde des loisirs actifs. A l'école, les objectifs d'un programme d'activités physiques et sportives sont évidemment de développer des attitudes favorables à l'égard de l'activité physique régulière. ... [less ▲]

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See detailLe chylothorax et son traitement
Detry, Olivier ULg; Dekoster, Guy ULg; Limet, Anne ULg

in Lyon Chirurgical (1994), 90(1), 38-44

Chylothorax is an unfrequent pathology defined by fistula between the thoracic duct and one of the pleura. Its spontaneous evolution is worse, with respiratory failure in the acute phase. After a few days ... [more ▼]

Chylothorax is an unfrequent pathology defined by fistula between the thoracic duct and one of the pleura. Its spontaneous evolution is worse, with respiratory failure in the acute phase. After a few days of thoracic tube drainage, hemodynamic, nutritional and immunologic disturbances appear. Since the first thoracic duct ligature by Lampson in 1948, surgical approach has obviously reduced the morbidity and mortality of chylothorax. The new development of the thoracoscopic techniques will allow earlier and less aggressive surgical treatment. However, thoracic surgeons must keep in mind that every intrathoracic operation could induce chylothorax, especially in case of posteriror mediastinal surgery. Chylothorax must be evocated if unusually profuse milky pleural effusion complicate this type of procedure. We discribe the anatomy and the physiology of chylous circulation and we discuss the etiologies and the different therapeutic approaches of chylothorax. [less ▲]

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See detailLa formation des agents de santé scolaire dans le cadre du programme "Je mange bien à l'école"
Vandoorne, Chantal ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), (3),

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See detailConstruction d'un modèle de répartition des arbres par classes de grosseur pour des plantations d'épicéa commun (Picea abies L Karst) en Ardenne belge
Lejeune, Philippe ULg

in Annales des Sciences Forestières (1994), 51(1), 53-65

The construction of a girth distribution model for Norway spruce (Picea abies L Karst) plantations has been considered using 141 sample plots of 1 000 m². The effects of the theoretical distribution ... [more ▼]

The construction of a girth distribution model for Norway spruce (Picea abies L Karst) plantations has been considered using 141 sample plots of 1 000 m². The effects of the theoretical distribution (comparison of the normal and Weibull distributions) and the estimation methods have been analysed. Despite the higher flexibility of the Weibull distribution, its use does not lead to a more accurate prediction of the distribution. The small number of samples measured in the plots seems to be the primary cause of the inaccuracy of the various models. Considering the data analysed, the normal distribution, which is easier to use, is proving to be more suitable for the creation of distribution model for such stands. [less ▲]

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See detailSignificance of soluble transferrin receptor
Beguin, Yves ULg; Loo, M.; R'Zik, Samir ULg et al

in Molecular Biology of Hematopoiesis (1994)

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See detailDimensionless critical shear stress evaluation from flume experiments using different gravel beds
Petit, François ULg

in Earth Surface Processes & Landforms (1994)

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See detailOn destabilizing implicit factors in discrete advection-diffusion equations
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg

in Journal of Computational Physics (1994), 111(2), 260-265

In the present paper, we find necessary and sufficient stability conditions for a simple one-time step finite difference discretization of an N-dimensional advection-diffusion equation. Furthermore, it is ... [more ▼]

In the present paper, we find necessary and sufficient stability conditions for a simple one-time step finite difference discretization of an N-dimensional advection-diffusion equation. Furthermore, it is shown that when the implicit factors differ in each direction, a strange behavior occurs: By increasing one implicit factor in only one direction, a stable scheme can become unstable. It is thus suggested to use a single implicit direction (for efficient computing), or the same implicit factor in each direction. (C) 1994 Academic Press, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailHormonal profile of growing male and female diploïds and triploïds of the blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus, reared in intensive culture
Mol, K.; Byamungu, N.; Cuisset, B. et al

in Fish Physiology and Biochemistry (1994), 13

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See detailIntensities of the doublet-quadruplet intersystem transitions in C II and N III
Biémont, Emile ULg; Delahaye, F.; Zeippen, C. J.

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1994), 27

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See detailINTERNATIONAL-CONFERENCE ON BARBUS - PRESENT AND FUTURE - FOREWORD
BERREBI, P.; Poncin, Pascal ULg

in Bulletin Francais De La Peche Et De La Pisciculture (1994), (334), 167-168

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See detailEnzyme Immobilization in Nanoparticles produced by Inverse Microemulsion Polymerization
Daubresse, Catherine; Grandfils, Christian ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Journal of Colloid & Interface Science (1994), 168

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See detailA comparison of balloon-expandable-stent implantation with balloon angioplasty in patients with coronary artery disease. Benestent Study Group.
Serruys, P. W.; de Jaegere, P.; Kiemeneij, F. et al

in The New England journal of medicine (1994), 331(8), 489-95

BACKGROUND: Balloon-expandable coronary-artery stents were developed to prevent coronary restenosis after coronary angioplasty. These devices hold coronary vessels open at sites that have been dilated ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Balloon-expandable coronary-artery stents were developed to prevent coronary restenosis after coronary angioplasty. These devices hold coronary vessels open at sites that have been dilated. However, it is unknown whether stenting improves long-term angiographic and clinical outcomes as compared with standard balloon angioplasty. METHODS: A total of 520 patients with stable angina and a single coronary-artery lesion were randomly assigned to either stent implantation (262 patients) or standard balloon angioplasty (258 patients). The primary clinical end points were death, the occurrence of a cerebrovascular accident, myocardial infarction, the need for coronary-artery bypass surgery, or a second percutaneous intervention involving the previously treated lesion, either at the time of the initial procedure or during the subsequent seven months. The primary angiographic end point was the minimal luminal diameter at follow-up, as determined by quantitative coronary angiography. RESULTS: After exclusions, 52 patients in the stent group (20 percent) and 76 patients in the angioplasty group (30 percent) reached a primary clinical end point (relative risk, 0.68; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.50 to 0.92; P = 0.02). The difference in clinical-event rates was explained mainly by a reduced need for a second coronary angioplasty in the stent group (relative risk, 0.58; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.40 to 0.85; P = 0.005). The mean (+/- SD) minimal luminal diameters immediately after the procedure were 2.48 +/- 0.39 mm in the stent group and 2.05 +/- 0.33 mm in the angioplasty group; at follow-up, the diameters were 1.82 +/- 0.64 mm in the stent group and 1.73 +/- 0.55 mm in the angioplasty group (P = 0.09), which correspond to rates of restenosis (diameter of stenosis, > or = 50 percent) of 22 and 32 percent, respectively (P = 0.02). Peripheral vascular complications necessitating surgery, blood transfusion, or both were more frequent after stenting than after balloon angioplasty (13.5 vs. 3.1 percent, P < 0.001). The mean hospital stay was significantly longer in the stent group than in the angioplasty group (8.5 vs. 3.1 days, P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Over seven months of follow-up, the clinical and angiographic outcomes were better in patients who received a stent than in those who received standard coronary angioplasty. However, this benefit was achieved at the cost of a significantly higher risk of vascular complications at the access site and a longer hospital stay. [less ▲]

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See detailMéléagre dans les Argonautiques
Renaud, Jean-Michel ULg

in Uranie : Mythes et Littératures (1994), 4

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See detailOnce-a-day administration of amikacin in neonates: clinical evidence of the validity of a pharmacokinetic according to the gestational age
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Wallemacq P; Langhendries JP

in Early Human Development (1994), 38

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See detailLa prothèse pénienne dans le traitement de l'impuissance: La décision du patient
Kempeneers, Philippe ULg; Andrianne, R.; Mormont, Christian ULg

in Cahiers de Sexologie Clinique (1994), 20(124), 31-36

In the population who look advice from our interdisciplinary team, penile prosthesis is estimated been indicated in about 13% of the cases. Among these 13% of patients to whom a penile implant was ... [more ▼]

In the population who look advice from our interdisciplinary team, penile prosthesis is estimated been indicated in about 13% of the cases. Among these 13% of patients to whom a penile implant was proposed, only 32% agreed to undergo the operation. From this statement, we wondered why some men require penile implantation and other ones resign. A follow-up survey allowed to compare the experience of 19 implants recipients to the experience of 17 patients who have refused this solution. The cost of the device appears being a very determinant argument in the decision to reject penile implantation. Our study fails to distinguls clearly the two groups of subjects on the basis of another motivation criterion. [less ▲]

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See detailDetailed Study of a Molecule in a Molecule N-Acetyl-L-Tryptophanamide in a Active-Site Model of Alpha-Chymotrypsin
Dive, Georges ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg

in Journal of the American Chemical Society (1994), 116(6), 2548-2556

Six complexes between a model active site of alpha-chymotrypsin (261 atoms) and N-acetyl-L-tryptophanamide (33 atoms) were optimized at the semiempirical AM1 level. In one of these complexes, a water ... [more ▼]

Six complexes between a model active site of alpha-chymotrypsin (261 atoms) and N-acetyl-L-tryptophanamide (33 atoms) were optimized at the semiempirical AM1 level. In one of these complexes, a water molecule was included. A detailed study at the geometric and energetic levels is presented. The discussion deals with the nature of the interaction, the effect of the environment, the ligand deformation, the backbone relaxation, the water molecule freedom, and the comparison with the molecular mechanics results. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Moorcock / Hawkwind Connection: Science Fiction and Rock & Roll Culture
Delville, Michel ULg

in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction (1994)

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

in Informations pédagogiques (1994), 10

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

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

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See detailLa régionalisation du droit pénal international
Flore, Daniel ULg; Thomas, F.

in Revue internationale de droit pénal (1994)

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See detailTEMPERATURE-DEPENDENCE OF GROWTH, ENZYME-SECRETION AND ACTIVITY OF PSYCHROPHILIC ANTARCTIC BACTERIA
Feller, Georges ULg; Narinx, E.; Arpigny, J. L. et al

in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology (1994), 41(4), 477-479

Five psychrophilic Antarctic bacteria have been selected for their capacity to secrete exoenzymes into culture medium. These strains are able to grow from 0 to about 25 degrees C. However, production of ... [more ▼]

Five psychrophilic Antarctic bacteria have been selected for their capacity to secrete exoenzymes into culture medium. These strains are able to grow from 0 to about 25 degrees C. However, production of lipase from Moraxella, alpha-amylase from Alteromonas haloplanctis, beta-lactamase from Psychrobacter immobilis and protease from Bacillus is maximal at temperatures close to that of their environment (-2 to 4 degrees C) and is strongly inhibited at higher temperatures. This thermal effect involves alterations in the secretory pathway in the upper range of temperatures, losses due to the enzyme thermal lability and in some cases to reduction in cell development. The apparent optimal activity temperature of these enzymes is between 30 and 40 degrees C, i.e. about 20 degrees C lower than that of their mesophilic counterparts. [less ▲]

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See detailGender and diagnostic performance of the growth hormone response to clonidine for major depression : A large scale multicenter study
Schittecatte, Michel; Charles, Gerard; Machowski, R. et al

in American Journal of Psychiatry (The) (1994)

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See detailSynthesis of barium-titanate by the sol-gel process
LEMOINE, Christine; Gilbert, Bernard ULg; MICHAUX, Bernard et al

in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (1994), 175(1), 1-13

Homogeneous BaTiO3 gels were prepared by hydrolysis and polycondensation reactions between titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in the presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. Gel formation ... [more ▼]

Homogeneous BaTiO3 gels were prepared by hydrolysis and polycondensation reactions between titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in the presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. Gel formation mechanisms were investigated by Raman scattering spectrometry. Two drying methods are carried out: either in air with a possible formation of barium carbonate or in a vacuum furnace, sheltered from CO2. The influence of the drying method on texture is studied through nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherm analyses. A heat treatment is deduced from thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry results. The influence of the calcining temperature on the texture and the crystallization of the solids has been measured. For the first time, the transformation at 900 degrees C from the cubic to the tetragonal form of BaTiO3 has been observed by polarization microscopy. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailHématome extradural cervical spontané de la femme enceinte
Mahieu, X.; Kridelka, Frédéric ULg; Pintiaux, Axelle ULg et al

in Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction (1994), 23(1), 99-102

Spontaneous spinal extradural hematomas are rare entities, especially during pregnancy. The authors report a case of a 26 years old women who developed as Brown-Sequard syndrome during pregnancy. The ... [more ▼]

Spontaneous spinal extradural hematomas are rare entities, especially during pregnancy. The authors report a case of a 26 years old women who developed as Brown-Sequard syndrome during pregnancy. The patient underwent first a caesarean and thereafter a prompt spinal surgical decompression. Complete sensory-motor recovery occurred after 48 hours. Differential diagnosis of cord compression, etiology of bleeding, conditions of recovery after surgery are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailIGF-I and IGFBP-3 increase independently of testosterone release during the onset of puberty in cattle
Renaville, Robert ULg; Sneyers, Myriam; Massart, Serge et al

in Growth Regulation (1994), 4(suppl 1), 116

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See detailAcute biochemical variations induced by four different calcium salts in healthy male volunteers
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Denis, D; Bartsch, V et al

in Equilibre (1994), 19

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See detailLe financement au niveau communal
Jurion, Bernard ULg

in Mouvement communal, Union des Villes et des Communes de Belgique (1994)

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See detailVariations of lyoluminescence with commercial origin of the dosimeters
Galand, Eric; Niezette, Jacques; Vanderschuren, Jacques et al

in Radiation Physics and Chemistry (1994), 43

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See detailCharacterization of an up-stream promoter directing extrapituitary expression of the human prolactin gene
Berwaer, M.; Martial, Joseph ULg; Davis, J. R.

in Molecular Endocrinology (1994), 8(5), 635-42

The human PRL gene is expressed outside pituitary lactotrophs in decidualized endometrium and lymphoid cells, but here the mRNA contains a 5'-untranslated region from an additional noncoding exon 1a. We ... [more ▼]

The human PRL gene is expressed outside pituitary lactotrophs in decidualized endometrium and lymphoid cells, but here the mRNA contains a 5'-untranslated region from an additional noncoding exon 1a. We have isolated a genomic DNA clone containing human PRL exon 1a with 2800 basepairs (bp) of 5'-flanking sequences. Sequencing locates exon 1a -5840 bp up-stream of the pituitary start site. To study its suspected regulatory function, various lengths of the 5'-flanking region were linked to the luciferase (Luc) reporter gene. Their ability to direct gene expression has been analyzed in transfection studies. The proximal 1620 bp of promoter sequence directed Luc expression in the T-lymphoid Jurkat cell line, and this was unaffected by 5'-deletion to the proximal 453 bp. However, further 5'-deletion to the most proximal 67 bp drastically reduced this activity by 90%. The exon 1a promoter was inactive in pituitary GH3 cells and HeLa cells; in contrast, the exon 1b pituitary promoter, active in GH3 cells, was inactive in Jurkat cells. DNase-I footprinting studies and further 5'- and 3'-deletion analysis identified factor-binding sites within an enhancer element located at -375/-212 bp, which contributed approximately 50% of the promoter activity. [less ▲]

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See detailLes choix stratégiques actuels dans la prévention du processus diabétogène auto-immun
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Martens, Henri ULg; Kecha, Ouafae et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1994), 52

Le diabète insulino-dépendant (DID) est de plus en plus admis comme résultant d'une rupture de la tolérance immunitaire vis-à-vis de la cellule ß pancréatique. La compréhension des mécanismes centraux et ... [more ▼]

Le diabète insulino-dépendant (DID) est de plus en plus admis comme résultant d'une rupture de la tolérance immunitaire vis-à-vis de la cellule ß pancréatique. La compréhension des mécanismes centraux et périphériques de la tolérance vis-à-vis de la cellule ß doit logiquement aboutir à une prévention non toxique et efficace du DID. Deux choix stratégiques sont proposés à l'heure actuelle. D'une part, la tolérance périphérique à l'insuline en tant que cible du processus auto-immun pourrait être restaurée via l'administration d'insuline à faibles doses par voie sous-cutanée ou orale. D'autre part, le facteur de croissance apparenté à l'insuline de type 2 (IGF2) pourrait réinduire la tolérance centrale de l'insuline et, secondairement, de la cellule ß insulino-sécrétrice. [less ▲]

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See detailCARAIB - A global model of terrestrial biological productivity
Warnant, Pierre ULg; François, Louis ULg; Strivay, David ULg et al

in Global Biogeochemical Cycles (1994), 8(3), 255-270

CARAIB, a mechanistic model of carbon assimilation in the biosphere estimates the net primary productivity (NPP) of the continental vegetation on a grid of 1 degrees x 1 degrees in latitude and longitude ... [more ▼]

CARAIB, a mechanistic model of carbon assimilation in the biosphere estimates the net primary productivity (NPP) of the continental vegetation on a grid of 1 degrees x 1 degrees in latitude and longitude. The model considers the annual and diurnal cycles. It is based on the coupling of the three following submodels; a leaf assimilation model including estimates of stomatal conductance and leaf respiration, a canopy model describing principally the radiative transfer through the foliage, and a wood respiration model. Present-day climate and vegetation characteristics allow the discrimination between ecotypes. In particular, specific information on vegetation distribution and properties is successfully used at four levels; the leaf physiological level, the plant level, the ecosystem level, and the global level. The productivity determined by the CARAIB model is compared with local measurements and empirical estimates showing a good agreement with a global value of 65 Gt C yr(-1). The sensitivity of the model to the diurnal cycle and to the abundance of C-4 species is also tested. The productivity slightly decreases (10%) when the diurnal cycle of the temperature is neglected. By contrast, neglecting the diurnal cycle of solar irradiance produces unrealistically high values of NPP. Even if the importance of this increase would presumably be reduced by the coupling of CARAIB with a nutrient cycle model, this test emphasizes the key role of the diurnal cycle in a mechanistic model of the NPP. Uncertainties on the abundance and spatial distribution of C-4 plants may cause errors in the NPP estimates, however, as demonstrated by two sensitivity tests, these errors are certainly lower than 10% at the global scale as shown by two tests. [less ▲]

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See detailModifier les représentations de l'échec à l'école normale
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

in Recherche en Education. Théorie & Pratique (1994), 18-19

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See detailSynthesis and biodistribution of [5-131I]iodotropapride: a potential D2 dopamine receptor imaging agent.
Cantineau, Robert; Guillaume, Marcel; Damhaut, Philippe et al

in Nuclear Medicine & Biology (1994), 21(2), 255-62

[5-131I]Iodotropapride is a benzamidic compound which displays high affinity and selectivity for dopaminergic receptors. It was prepared from the corresponding brominated compound by a nucleophilic ... [more ▼]

[5-131I]Iodotropapride is a benzamidic compound which displays high affinity and selectivity for dopaminergic receptors. It was prepared from the corresponding brominated compound by a nucleophilic substitution with [131I]iodine (t1/2 = 8.02 days, E gamma = 364 keV) based on the use of Cu(I) as catalyst and high specific activity of [131I]NaI. After i.v. injection in rats the tracer crosses the blood-brain barrier (0.42 +/- 0.06% of injected dose in the total brain) and demonstrates a high affinity binding to the striatum. The striatum-to-cerebellum ratio increases with time and reaches values of 9 and 22 at 30 and 120 min after injection, respectively. This specific uptake in the striatum is saturable and can be blocked by pretreatment with different D2 antagonists. When labeled with 123I (t1/2 = 13 h, E1 = 159 keV), the corresponding [123I]iodotropapride may be useful for the investigation of the D2 dopamine receptors in humans with single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT). [less ▲]

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See detailLocalisation scintigraphique de tumeurs neuroendocrines et de leurs métastases par un analogue de la somatostatine: [111In-DTPA-d-phe1] octreotide
Beckers, Albert ULg; Pham, V. T.; Abs, R. et al

in Médecine & Chirurgie Digestives (1994), 23(3), 145-150

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See detailCompte rendu de Recherche de l'Ironie et ironie de la "Recherche", de P. Schoentjes
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (1994), 72(3), 716-718

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See detailMeasurement of apolipoproteins B and A by radial immunodiffusion: methodological assessment and clinical applications.
Cano, M. D.; Gonzalvo, C.; Scheen, André ULg et al

in Annales de Biologie Clinique (1994), 52(9), 657-61

The clinical evaluation of apolipoproteins is of interest in order to characterize the risk profile for ischemic heart disease both in normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic subjects. In the non-specialized ... [more ▼]

The clinical evaluation of apolipoproteins is of interest in order to characterize the risk profile for ischemic heart disease both in normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic subjects. In the non-specialized and/or small practice clinical laboratory, the measurement of some apolipoproteins can be undertaken by simple methods of immunological analysis, among which radial immunodiffusion can be of interest due to its simplicity of use and because it does not require specific equipment. In this work several methodological questions concerning the measurement of plasma apolipoproteins B and A by radial immunodiffusion have been addressed; the results show that this method is particularly reliable for the apo B assay. Regression analysis between values obtained with radial immunodiffusion and radioimmunoassay was r = 0.972 for apo B and r = 0.782 for apo A. The recovery rate was above 90% for both apolipoproteins (93.8% for apo B and 99.5% for apo A). The inter and intraassay coefficients of variation were below 5%, and the detection limits were estimated as 9.6 mg/dl for apo A and 6.9 mg/dl for apo B. Neither the ingestion of a standard breakfast (500 Cal, 17 g fat, 120 mg cholesterol) 2 h prior to testing nor freezing the sample significantly affected the measurement of apolipoproteins B and A. Mean plasma concentrations of both apolipoproteins measured by radial immunodiffusion in normo and hyperlipidemic subjects are also presented. [less ▲]

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See detailBilateral diaphragmatic paralysis in a pony
Amory, Hélène ULg; Lomba, Fernand; Lekeux, Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association [=JAVMA] (1994), 205(4), 587-591

An adult pony had a 1-month history of severe respiratory distress that was resistant to treatment and environmental changes. Results of blood gas analysis were indicative of alveolar hypoventilation ... [more ▼]

An adult pony had a 1-month history of severe respiratory distress that was resistant to treatment and environmental changes. Results of blood gas analysis were indicative of alveolar hypoventilation. Simultaneous recordings of thoracic and abdominal wall motion by inductance plethysmography, together with complete pulmonary mechanics evaluation that included transdiaphragmatic pressure monitoring, revealed complete passive behavior of the diaphragm during breathing. Because radiography, necropsy, and histologic examination did not reveal any major lesion to explain the clinical and functional observations, bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis was diagnosed [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence that two tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) prolactins have different osmoregulatory functions during adaptation to a hyperosmotic environment
Auperin, B.; Rentier-Delrue, Françoise ULg; Martial, Joseph ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Endocrinology (1994), 12(1), 13-24

Two forms of prolactin (tiPRLI and tiPRLII), with only 69% sequence identity, have been previously described in the cichlid fish tilapia (Oreochromis species). In the present study we have attempted to ... [more ▼]

Two forms of prolactin (tiPRLI and tiPRLII), with only 69% sequence identity, have been previously described in the cichlid fish tilapia (Oreochromis species). In the present study we have attempted to investigate the biological activity of these two prolactin forms during adaptation to a hyperosmotic environment. For this purpose, we have developed two highly sensitive (sensitivity: 0.05 ng/ml) and specific (cross-reactivity < 0.04%) radioimmunoassays for tiPRLI and tiPRLII, using recombinant hormones. When fish were directly transferred from fresh to brackish water, the measured levels of plasma tiPRLI and tiPRLII dropped abruptly until 12 h after transfer. Thereafter, plasma tiPRLII remained stable (around 0.5 ng/ml) until the end of the experiment, whereas plasma tiPRLI continued to decrease to undetectable levels. These different patterns of change are reflected in the calculated ratio of plasma tiPRLII to tiPRLI, which increased from 2-3 in fresh water-adapted fish to over 10 in fish which had spent 3 days or more in brackish water. The pituitary contents of tiPRLI and tiPRLII varied in a qualitatively similar fashion after transfer to brackish water. The tiPRLI content dropped continuously after 12 h, reaching one-twelfth of its initial level after 2 weeks. The pituitary tiPRLII content, on the other hand, did not decrease significantly until day 7, and after a 2-week exposure to brackish water it had only decreased by 50%. When injected into tilapia adapted to brackish water, both ovine prolactin and recombinant tiPRLI induced a clear dose-dependent ion-retaining effect. In contrast, the effect induced by tiPRLII treatment was markedly smaller and not dose-dependent. Northern blot analysis of tiPRL mRNAs using either a tiPRLI or a tiPRLII cDNA probe indicated the presence of two mRNAs differing in size: a 1.7 kb mRNA coding for tiPRLI and a 1.3 kb mRNA coding for tiPRLII. After transfer to brackish water, levels of the two mRNAs decreased similarly. The present study indicates that, in O. niloticus, the two forms of prolactin have different osmoregulatory roles during adaptation to brackish water. Accordingly, their synthesis are differentially regulated after transfer to a hyperosmotic environment, presumably at a post-transcriptional level. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de L.G. Westerink, Stephanus of Athens. Commentary on Hippocrates'Aphorisms, Sections I-II, Berlin, 1985
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences (1994), 44

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See detailTrickle flow in packed columns : new experimental and theoretical investigations
Crine, Michel ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg; Toye, Dominique ULg et al

in Trends in Chemical Engineering (1994), 2

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See detailAlienating Language and Darl's Narrative Consciousness in As I Lay Dying
Delville, Michel ULg

in The Southern Literary Journal (1994)

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See detailL’éthique et l’animal. Eléments pour un débat
Ansay, M.; Delaunois, A.; Gustin, Pascal ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailEffects of immunization against somatostatin on growth performances and growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor I and insulin plasma levels in young animals
Renaville, Robert ULg; Fernadez, J. J.; Sneyers, Myriam et al

in Zootecnica e Nutrizione Animale (1994), 20

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Noiret, Pierre ULg

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

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See detailChloride and Inorganic Phosphate Modulate Binding of Oxygen to Bovine Red Blood Cells
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Detry, Benoît; Cao, M. L. et al

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1994), 77(1), 202-208

The influence of Pi and Cl on the equilibrium of oxygen binding to bovine red blood cells was assessed by plotting the whole blood oxygen dissociation curve measured under standard conditions with and ... [more ▼]

The influence of Pi and Cl on the equilibrium of oxygen binding to bovine red blood cells was assessed by plotting the whole blood oxygen dissociation curve measured under standard conditions with and without added KCl and K2HPO4. Both salts shifted the oxygen dissociation curve to the right. This effect was more marked at the highest saturation levels. At a given saturation level, the anion-induced shift was linearly related to the concentration of salt added to the blood. Cl had a greater effect than Pi. The relationship between changes in Po2 at 50% hemoglobin saturation (in Torr) and concentrations of ions added (in mmol/l) was equal to 0.0515[Cl] + 0.0302[Pi] (r2 = 0.94; P < 0.001). These changes were not due to the hyperosmolality induced by salt addition, since sucrose added in place of salts was without effect on the measured parameters. The oxygen exchange fraction expressed as percentage of saturation, i.e., the difference in hemoglobin saturation when Po2 decreases from 130 to 40 Torr, was linearly correlated to added anion concentration (in mmol/l) (= 0.102[Cl] + 0.059[Pi] (r2 = 0.95; P < 0.001)). No significant interaction between the anions was observed; their effects were purely additive. This original mechanism of controlling the oxygen affinity of bovine blood may have clinical relevance: Cl and Pi could be used to increase oxygen transport efficiency in hypoxic animals [less ▲]

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See detailLa régression linéaire pondérée : principes et application
Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 4

This note briefly describes the prinicples of weighted linear regression and gives two completely worked out examples from the real world.

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See detailTaqI restriction fragment length polymorphism for bovine growth hormone in bovine breeds selected for milk and/or meat
Renaville, Robert ULg; Sneyers, Myriam; Falaki, Mohammed et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1994), 72(suppl 1), 316

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See detailRecherches paléolithiques et mésolithiques en Belgique, 1993: le Trou Magrite, Huccorgne et l'Abri du Pape
Noiret, Pierre ULg; Otte, Marcel ULg; Straus, Lawrence et al

in Notae Praehistoricae (1994), 13

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See detailExpression Of Interleukin-6 Receptors And Interleukin-6 Messenger-Rna By Bovine Leukemia Virus-Induced Tumor-Cells
Droogmans, L.; Cludts, I.; Cleuter, Y. et al

in Cytokine (1994), 6(6),

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See detailLymphocyte Lifespan in Murine Retrovirus-Induced Immunodeficiency
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Colombi, S.; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1994), 355

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See detailMicroencapsulation by Coacervation of Poly(lactide-co-glycolide). III. Characterization of the Final Microspheres
Nihant, Nicole; Stassen, Sophie; Grandfils, Christian ULg et al

in Polymer International (1994), 34

This paper deals with protein microencapsulation by coacervation of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) solutions in CH2Cl2 induced by the addition of silicone oils of various viscosities. This coating technique ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with protein microencapsulation by coacervation of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) solutions in CH2Cl2 induced by the addition of silicone oils of various viscosities. This coating technique proceeds along three steps: phase separation of the coating polyester, adsorption of the coacervate droplets around the protein phase, and hardening of microparticules. Size distribution, surface morphology and internal porosity of the final microspheres clearly depend on the main characteristics of the coacervate, particularly the viscosity, in a direct connection with the CH2Cl2 content. Indeed, the whole porosity (which may be as high as 80%), average pore size and broadness of pore size distribution decrease as the coacervate is more viscous. Hardening of the coacervate droplets is thus so fast that the organic solvent is entrapped within the polymer matrix and predetermines the internal porosity. Finally, size distribution of microspheres is bimodal in a clear relation with the coacervate viscosity. A less viscous coacervate favours smaller microspheres (within the 7-90 µm range), contaminated with a minor population of microparticles below 4 µm. [less ▲]

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See detailMeaningful Interiors: An Interview with Clark Coolidge
Delville, Michel ULg

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

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See detailPsychophysiological correlates of suicidal behavior in depression. A preliminary study.
Hansenne, Michel ULg; Pitchot, William ULg; Gonzalez Moreno, A. et al

in Neuropsychobiology (1994), 30(1), 1-3

P300 and contingent negative variation (CNV) were recorded in depressive inpatients with and without history of suicide attempt. The results show a significant reduction of both P300 and CNV in patients ... [more ▼]

P300 and contingent negative variation (CNV) were recorded in depressive inpatients with and without history of suicide attempt. The results show a significant reduction of both P300 and CNV in patients who had attempted suicide as compared with patients who had not. Moreover, a significant correlation was found between the suicidal risk scale and CNV amplitude. Psychophysiological and biochemical implications are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailL'hémorragie pulmonaire induite par l'exercise chez le cheval
Art, Tatiana ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1994), 26(1), 15-24

This review analyses the epidemiology, etiology, anatomo- and physiopathology, diagnosis and prevention of the syndrome of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in horses.

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See detailDNase I hypersensitive sites far upstream of the rat tryptophan oxygenase gene direct developmentally regulated transcription in livers of transgenic mice.
Kaltschmidt, Christian; Muller, Marc ULg; Brem, Gottfried et al

in Mechanisms of Development (1994), 45(3), 203-10

Expression of the gene coding for tryptophan oxygenase (TO) is switched on in rat liver about two weeks after birth. We identified two clusters of DNaseI hypersensitive (HS) sites in the TO gene upstream ... [more ▼]

Expression of the gene coding for tryptophan oxygenase (TO) is switched on in rat liver about two weeks after birth. We identified two clusters of DNaseI hypersensitive (HS) sites in the TO gene upstream region; one near the promoter, the other at a distant upstream location (-8.5 kb). Hypersensitivity of upstream sites was present in adult and in 7 day old rat liver, but absent in kidney. To investigate their role in transcriptional regulation, a reporter gene controlled by both HS site regions was used to generate transgenic mice. In these animals the transgene followed the cell specific and developmental regulation of the endogenous gene: inactive after birth and active in adult liver. Transgenes containing only the promoter proximal HS site were non-functional. [less ▲]

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See detailRestriction fragment length polymorphisms in cattle
Falaki, Mohammed; Renaville, Robert ULg; Sneyers, Myriam et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1994), 72(suppl 1), 316

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See detailBovine Growth Hormone-Taqi Rflp And Quantitative Traits Breed Selected For Growth Performances And Meat Production
Sneyers, M.; Renaville, Robert ULg; Falaki, M. et al

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

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See detailEvaluation d’une expérience de rénovation de l’enseignement fondamental: Méthodologie de recherche
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 117-120

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples ... [more ▼]

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples éclairages. Par les personnes auxquelles il s'adresse, par la diversité de ces effets et par l'organisation qu'il requiert, par la nécessité de mettre en évidence les relations de causalité, il a nécessité une méthodologie d'évaluation multidimensionnelle. ... [less ▲]

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See detailDinant/Falmignoul: Abri du Pape
Noiret, Pierre ULg

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

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See detailTaqi Restriction-Fragment-Length-Polymorphisms For Growth-Hormone In Bovine Breeds And Their Association With Quantitative Traits
Sneyers, M.; Renaville, Robert ULg; Falaki, M. et al

in Growth Regulation (1994), 4(3),

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See detailThe treatment of amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism. Is there a place for surgery?
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Detroz, Bernard ULg; Messens, D. et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1994), 94(1), 36-41

In many instances amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism has been reported as mild, thyroid functions returning to normal after discontinuation of the drug. Nevertheless, life-threatening amiodarone-induced ... [more ▼]

In many instances amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism has been reported as mild, thyroid functions returning to normal after discontinuation of the drug. Nevertheless, life-threatening amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis has also been described. Conventional treatments such as with antithyroid drugs (Thionamide) and corticosteroids are essentially ineffective or fail to stop the dramatic course of the thyroid crisis. This limited efficacy of medical therapy, particularly in patients with previously--neglected or unknown--thyroid disease, prompted us to intervene surgically. We report a series of six patients who underwent total or nearly total thyroidectomy as first line therapy for four of them. Surgery resulted in rapid resolution of thyrotoxicosis with an uneventful postoperative course. This approach has the advantage of immediate and safe efficacy, low risk of relapse and finally, appears to be the only antithyroid treatment that permits continued therapy with amiodarone. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de la pluie sur l'utilisation d'un abri par des taurillons au pâturage
Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Sheri, R.; Nicks, Baudouin ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

The time spent under a shelter by 8 grazing fattening bulls of the Belgian Blue breed was recorded during 35 days using a time-lapse recorder with IR illumination. The observation period was divided into ... [more ▼]

The time spent under a shelter by 8 grazing fattening bulls of the Belgian Blue breed was recorded during 35 days using a time-lapse recorder with IR illumination. The observation period was divided into 166 hours with rain (20 %) and 674 hours without precipitation (80 %). An occupation rate was calculated for each hour as the sum of the time spent under the shelter by each of the 8 bulls divided by 480 (8 animals x 60 minutes). The average occupation rates were 15.4 +/- 29.1 % for the hours with rain and 4.5 +/- 14.8 % for the hours without precipitation (P<0.001). The occupation rate was significantly influenced by intensity and duration of the rain : the occupation rate being higher during rainfall than with dry weather when the intensity of the rain was at least 0.4 l/m2 and the duration more than 2 hours. There was no significant difference between the live weight gain of the animals with a shelter and of other bulls grazing on an adjacent pasture without shelter. Our observations suggested however that a shelter may improve the welfare of the animals. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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See detailCharacterization of a single prolactin (PRL) receptor in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) which binds both PRLI and PRLII
Auperin, B.; Rentier-Delrue, Françoise ULg; Martial, Joseph ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Endocrinology (1994), 13(3), 241-51

In tilapia, there are two forms of prolactin (PRL) whose effects on sodium and chloride movements differ and depend on the living environment of the fish. To see whether different receptors or the same ... [more ▼]

In tilapia, there are two forms of prolactin (PRL) whose effects on sodium and chloride movements differ and depend on the living environment of the fish. To see whether different receptors or the same receptor mediates these different effects, we have characterized the specific binding of both forms of tilapia (ti)PRL in two osmoregulatory organs, the gill and kidney. Two recombinant tiPRLs were used for this analysis. The recombinant hormones had the same properties as the native hormones in a tilapia gill radioreceptor assay. Specific binding to gill and kidney membranes was increased by optimizing the quality of the tissue preparations (physiological state of fish, membrane preparation) and the incubation conditions (pH, salt concentrations, temperature, time). Under these optimized conditions, we detected only one class of high affinity PRL receptor in gill and kidney. Its binding affinity was higher for tiPRLI than for tiPRLII in both gill and kidney (for tiPRLI the respective affinity values were 2.9 and 2.3 x 10(10) per M, for tiPRLII they were 1.9 and 0.5 x 10(10) per M). In competition studies, tiPRLI was more potent, followed by tiPRLII and ovine (o)PRL. tiGH and oGH did not significantly displace either tiPRL. The receptor we have characterized thus recognizes quite specifically both tiPRLs. [less ▲]

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See detailGrowth-inhibiting effects of a neem-based insecticide (Margosan-O) against Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
Haubruge, Eric ULg; Seck, Dogo; Hemptinne, Jean-Louis et al

in Insect Science and its application (1994), 15(4), 243-249

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See detailA note on the size-fractionated pigments of the phytoplankton of the Strait of Magellan (February-March 1991)
Saggiomo, Vincenzo; Mangoni, Olga; Borriello, C. et al

in Oebalia : International Journal of Marine Biology and Oceanography (1994), XX

During an oceanographic cruise, carried out at the end of the austral summer (February-March 1991) in the Strait of Magellan, spatial patterns of size-fractionated chlorophyll and primary production were ... [more ▼]

During an oceanographic cruise, carried out at the end of the austral summer (February-March 1991) in the Strait of Magellan, spatial patterns of size-fractionated chlorophyll and primary production were studied in relation to hydrographic patterns. Phytoplankton biomass, in terms of active Chl a, ranged between 10 and 51 mg m-2 and primary production between 275 and 1 170 mg C m-2 d-1. The most important features concern the confinement of the microphytoplanktonic fraction to the Pacific opening and to the embayements between the two Narrows. In the internal part of the Strait, an uniform dimensional structure (< 5 um) of phytoplankton communities was observed, with the picophytoplanktonic fraction always dominant. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis, purification and kinetic properties of fluorescein-labelled penicillins
Lakaye, Bernard ULg; Damblon, Christian ULg; Jamin, Marc et al

in Biochemical Journal (1994), 300

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See detailA Comparison of Cabergoline and Bromocriptine in the Treatment of Hyperprolactinemic Amenorrhea
Webster, J.; Piscitelli, G.; Polli, A. et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (1994), 331(14), 904-909

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See detailEffet différentiel d'un didacticiel d'apprentissage de l'orthographe selon le mode d'utilisation de l'ordinateur
Crahay, Marcel ULg; Huberman, M.

in Education et Recherche (1994), 16(3), 300-326

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See detailExpected returns and volatility in european stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in International Review of Economics and Finance (1994), 3(1), 45-56

The type of return generating process we test here on three European markets are GARCH and AR-GARCH in mean models with innovations that have either normal or student-t densities with time dependant ... [more ▼]

The type of return generating process we test here on three European markets are GARCH and AR-GARCH in mean models with innovations that have either normal or student-t densities with time dependant variances. These models are appealing in that they estimate time varying volatility in disturbances of stock returns series and ex-ante relationship between stock returns and volatility. Our results indicate that there is no statistically significant coefficient estimates for the volatility in the mean equation and that variance might not be appropriate as a measure of risk. Other proxies for risk should then be searched for. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of the emulsion stability on the morphology and porosity of semicrystalline poly-L-lactide micriparticles prepared by w/o/w double emulsion-evaporation
Schugens, Ch; Laruelle, N; Nihant, N et al

in Journal of Controlled Release (1994), 32

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See detailAvailability of glucose ingested during muscle exercise performed under acipimox-induced lipolysis blockade.
Gautier, J. F.; Pirnay, Freddy ULg; Jandrain, Bernard ULg et al

in European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology (1994), 68(5), 406-12

This study investigated the percentage of carbohydrate utilization than can be accounted for by glucose ingested during exercise performed after the ingestion of the potent lipolysis inhibitor Acipimox ... [more ▼]

This study investigated the percentage of carbohydrate utilization than can be accounted for by glucose ingested during exercise performed after the ingestion of the potent lipolysis inhibitor Acipimox. Six healthy male volunteers exercised for 3 h on a treadmill at about 45% of their maximal oxygen uptake, 75 min after having ingested 250 mg of Acipimox. After 15-min adaptation to exercise, they ingested either glucose dissolved in water, 50 g at time 0 min and 25 g at time 60 and 120 min (glucose, G) or sweetened water (control, C). Naturally labelled [13C]glucose was used to follow the conversion of the ingested glucose to expired-air CO2. Acipimox inhibited lipolysis in a similar manner in both experimental conditions. This was reflected by an almost complete suppression of the exercise-induced increase in plasma free fatty acid and glycerol and by an almost constant rate of lipid oxidation. Total carbohydrate oxidation evaluated by indirect calorimetry, was similar in both experimental conditions [C, 182, (SEM 21); G, 194 (SEM 16) g.3 h-1], as was lipid oxidation [C, 57 (SEM 6); G, 61 (SEM 3) g.3 h-1]. Exogenous glucose oxidation during exercise G, calculated by the changes in 13C:12C ratio of expired air CO2, averaged 66 (SEM 5) g.3 h-1 (19% of the total energy requirement). Consequently, endogenous carbohydrate utilization was significantly smaller after glucose than after placebo ingestion: 128 (SEM 18) versus 182 (SEM 21) g.3 h-1, respectively (P < 0.05). Symptoms of intense fatigue and leg cramps observed with intake of sweet placebo were absent with glucose ingestion.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailA propos d'un cas de kératite a Mycobacterium chelonae
Duchesne, Bernard ULg; Marechal-Courtois; Melin, Pierrette ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Ophtalmologie (1994), 254

The authors presents one case of primitive corneal mycobacterium keratitis after corneal graft. This rare form of keratitis is analysed in the field of mycobacterial infections who's nowadays more ... [more ▼]

The authors presents one case of primitive corneal mycobacterium keratitis after corneal graft. This rare form of keratitis is analysed in the field of mycobacterial infections who's nowadays more developed in our industrialised countries. The description of the case point out the multiresistance of this mycobacterium and describe the different treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailTnf-Alpha Is Involved in the Mechanism of Murine Thymic Lymphoma Prevention by Bone Marrow Grafting
Humblet, Chantal ULg; Deman, J.; Rongy, A. M. et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1994), 355

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See detailRelationship between alpha 2-adrenergic function and suicidal behavior in depressed patients.
Pitchot, William ULg; Ansseau, Marc ULg; Gonzalez Moreno, A. et al

in Psychiatry Research (1994), 52(2), 115-23

The current main neurochemical theories of the biological correlates of suicidal behavior involve serotonergic and, to a lesser extent, dopaminergic systems. Few data are available about the possible ... [more ▼]

The current main neurochemical theories of the biological correlates of suicidal behavior involve serotonergic and, to a lesser extent, dopaminergic systems. Few data are available about the possible implication of the noradrenergic function. In the present study, we assessed the growth hormone response to clonidine, a selective alpha 2-adrenergic agonist, in 15 DSM-III-R major depressive inpatients with a history of suicide attempts, compared with 15 age- and gender-matched major depressive inpatients without a history of suicidal behavior. Mean (+/- SD) growth hormone peak responses to clonidine were significantly lower in the group of suicide attempters than in the control group: 2.93 +/- 3.01 ng/ml vs. 8.28 +/- 8.15 ng/ml. Therefore, these results suggest that a blunted growth hormone response to clonidine could be a biological correlate of suicidal behavior. [less ▲]

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See detailPilot trial of combined administration of erythropoietin and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor to children undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
Locatelli, F.; Zecca, M.; Ponchio, L. et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (1994), 14(6), 929-35

We carried out a pilot study to evaluate the combined use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for accelerating marrow engraftment in children ... [more ▼]

We carried out a pilot study to evaluate the combined use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for accelerating marrow engraftment in children given allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Fifteen consecutive children were enrolled in this study; 13 completed it and were evaluable. Using analysis of variance, laboratory and clinical data referring to these children were compared with those of 15 patients previously treated with rhEpo alone and with those of 16 historical controls. Erythroid repopulation, evaluated sequentially through serum transferrin receptor and reticulocyte count, was similarly accelerated in children receiving rhEpo alone and in those receiving combined treatment. These latter, however, showed a further reduction in the total number of red blood cell units required to reach transfusion independence (1.1 +/- 0.7 in the study population vs 2.7 +/- 1.2 in rhEpo group vs 4.2 +/- 2.3 in historical controls; values are mean +/- 1 SD; p < 0.001). Neutrophil engraftment, i.e. time for neutrophils to reach 0.5 x 10(9)/l, was 11 +/- 3 days in children receiving combined treatment, significantly shorter than that of the control groups (16 +/- 3 and 18 +/- 5, respectively; p < 0.001). Acceleration of neutrophil recovery translated into fewer infections: days of fever were significantly reduced in the study population (4 +/- 2 vs 11 +/- 8 vs 15 +/- 6, respectively).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailCrystal structure of cholera toxin B-pentamer bound to receptor GM1 pentasaccharide
Merritt, E. A.; Sarfaty, S.; van den Akker, F. et al

in Protein Science : A Publication of the Protein Society (1994), 3(2), 166-75

Cholera toxin (CT) is an AB5 hexameric protein responsible for the symptoms produced by Vibrio cholerae infection. In the first step of cell intoxication, the B-pentamer of the toxin binds specifically to ... [more ▼]

Cholera toxin (CT) is an AB5 hexameric protein responsible for the symptoms produced by Vibrio cholerae infection. In the first step of cell intoxication, the B-pentamer of the toxin binds specifically to the branched pentasaccharide moiety of ganglioside GM1 on the surface of target human intestinal epithelial cells. We present here the crystal structure of the cholera toxin B-pentamer complexed with the GM1 pentasaccharide. Each receptor binding site on the toxin is found to lie primarily within a single B-subunit, with a single solvent-mediated hydrogen bond from residue Gly 33 of an adjacent subunit. The large majority of interactions between the receptor and the toxin involve the 2 terminal sugars of GM1, galactose and sialic acid, with a smaller contribution from the N-acetyl galactosamine residue. The binding of GM1 to cholera toxin thus resembles a 2-fingered grip: the Gal(beta 1-3)GalNAc moiety representing the "forefinger" and the sialic acid representing the "thumb." The residues forming the binding site are conserved between cholera toxin and the homologous heat-labile enterotoxin from Escherichia coli, with the sole exception of His 13. Some reported differences in the binding affinity of the 2 toxins for gangliosides other than GM1 may be rationalized by sequence differences at this residue. The CTB5:GM1 pentasaccharide complex described here provides a detailed view of a protein:ganglioside specific binding interaction, and as such is of interest not only for understanding cholera pathogenesis and for the design of drugs and development of vaccines but also for modeling other protein:ganglioside interactions such as those involved in GM1-mediated signal transduction. [less ▲]

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See detailSWIMMING PUPPY SYNDROME IN A LITTER OF BOUVIER-DES-FLANDRES
Poncelet, Luc; Gilbert, S.; Jauniaux, Thierry ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138(2), 121-123

This paper describes the clinical, serologic, electrophysiologic and pathologic findings in three Bouvier des Flandres puppies exhibiting the swiming puppy syndrome. The puppies had no antibodies against ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the clinical, serologic, electrophysiologic and pathologic findings in three Bouvier des Flandres puppies exhibiting the swiming puppy syndrome. The puppies had no antibodies against distemper virus, T. gondii and N. caninum. A myopathy was suspected because spontaneous activities were disclosed in all muscle groups and muscles enzymes were elevated. However the pathologic findings were unable to confirm this hypothesis. [less ▲]

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See detailLa rhétorique, la sémiotique et le comique
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in RSSI : Recherches Sémiotiques = RSSI: Semiotic Inquiry (1994), 14(3), 81-101

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