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See detailLa quittance BGU VII 1589
Straus, Jean ULg

in Chronique d'Egypte : Bulletin Périodique de la Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (2000), LXXV(149), 111-117

BGU VII, 1589 (Philadelphia, 166/7 A.D.) in an intermediate receipt (antisymbolon). The nomographos is no tax collector.

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See detailFormes et formalités. Remarques sur la poétique du nom chez Mallarmé
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Formules (2000), 4

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See detailThe effect of pressure on DSr (plag/melt) and DCr (opx/melt): implications for anorthosite petrogenesis
Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg; Longhi, John; Duchesne, Jean-Clair ULg

in Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2000), 178

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See detailLa probatio internetica
Vanbrabant, Bernard ULg

in Actualités du Droit (2000)

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See detailExperimental gerontology in Belgium: from model organisms to age-related pathologies
Toussaint, Olivier; Baret, P. V.; Brion, J.-P. et al

in Experimental Gerontology (2000), 35(8), 901-916

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See detailLe point des connaissances sur les entérites à Escherichia coli chez le veau
Mainil, Jacques ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2000), 144

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See detailL'icône du visible
Steinmetz, Rudy ULg

in Etudes Phénoménologiques (2000)

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See detailChants populaires flamands (1879) als wetenschappelijke getuigenis van een vroeg individueel repertoire: een voorstudie
Peere, Isabelle ULg

in Volkskunde (2000), (4),

This article is the summary of a lecture given on the 29th conference of the Kommission für Volksdichtung in Aberdeen in August 1999. The author tests the existing context literature on the well-known ... [more ▼]

This article is the summary of a lecture given on the 29th conference of the Kommission für Volksdichtung in Aberdeen in August 1999. The author tests the existing context literature on the well-known folk song collection 'Chants Populaires Flamands avec les airs notés et poésies populaires diverses recueillis à Bruges' by Ad.-R. Lootens and J.M.E. Feys with novel data and on the basis of these, she sets up some new hypotheses. The writer proves that Lootens and Feys might have been relatives and that Catherine Beyaert, Lootens 's mother was, most likely, the most important source of Lootens's fielswork. Moreover, she casts a new light on the collaboration between Lootens and Feys during the realization of the manuscript. [less ▲]

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See detailInternal and International migration. Chinese Perspectives.
Florence, Eric ULg

in Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie = Review of Bibliography in Sinology (2000), Vol. XVII

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See detailStructure et fonctionnement de la mémoire : une approche neuropsychologique
Marczewski, Philippe; Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Collette, Fabienne ULg et al

in Confrontations Psychiatriques (2000), 41

Memory in not a unified system. It's composed of independant but interacting systems. Cognitive neuropsychology showed dissociations between these systems in patients with various brain lesions. The ... [more ▼]

Memory in not a unified system. It's composed of independant but interacting systems. Cognitive neuropsychology showed dissociations between these systems in patients with various brain lesions. The episodic memory system is devoted to the processing of personally lieved events. The predominant role played by frontal regions in underlying episodic memory has been fully documented. Moreover, the episodic memory disfunctions may lead to illusions of memory such as false memories, confabulations or hallucinations. [less ▲]

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See detailWanze/Huccorgne : la grotte du Docteur
Miller, Rebecca ULg; Otte, Marcel ULg

in Chronique de l'Archéologie Wallonne (2000), 8

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See detail1re campagne de fouille à Chagar Bazar (Syrie)
Tunca, Önhan ULg; McMahon, A.; Baghdo, Abd el-Massih

in Orient-Express 2000/1 (2000)

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See detailBactériologie comparée des liquides de lavage pulmonaire obtenus par voie transtrachéale ou par voie nasotrachéale chez le veau
Schreiber, P.; Thomas, A.; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2000), 144

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See detailLa mémoire de travail : une approche neuropsychologique et par imagerie cérébrale
Collette, Fabienne ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

in Thérapie (2000), 55(4), 455-460

The working memory model proposed by Baddeley and Hitch has frequently been used in cognitive psychology and neuropsychological studies. This model consists of several interacting components, responsible ... [more ▼]

The working memory model proposed by Baddeley and Hitch has frequently been used in cognitive psychology and neuropsychological studies. This model consists of several interacting components, responsible for the storage and processing of the information stored in working memory. Many neuropsychological and functional imagery data are consistent with that formulation of working memory. Moreover, many cognitive tasks have been specifically designed to explore particular aspects of working memory functioning. Taken as a whole, these data confirm that the working memory model remains a useful theoretical framework to explore memory functioning both in normal subjects and in pathological conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailMatrix metalloproteinase-3 serum levels are correlated with disease activity and predict clinical response in rheumatoid arthritis
Ribbens, Clio ULg; Andre, Béatrice ULg; Jaspar, J. M. et al

in Journal of Rheumatology (2000), 120(1), 888-893

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that serum matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) is a variable associated with disease activity and with the response to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Serum MMP-3 ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that serum matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) is a variable associated with disease activity and with the response to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Serum MMP-3 levels were measured and compared to biological and clinical disease activity variables in 20 patients with active RA assessed serially during a one year prospective open label trial with methotrexate or tenidap. RESULTS: MMP-3 levels were significantly correlated with C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin 6 serum levels as well as with the disease activity score (DAS), not only at start in untreated patients but also during the 12 month followup period in both treated groups. Early changes (after 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 months) in MMP-3 levels were significantly associated with change in DAS observed 4 to 6 months later. CONCLUSION: In addition to CRP, a systemic marker of inflammation, serum MMP-3 may serve as a consistent synovial derived marker of RA disease activity, early changes of which predict disease outcome. [less ▲]

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See detailTEP et tumeurs endocrines
Rigo, Pierre ULg; Belhocine, Tarik; Hustinx, Roland ULg et al

in Médecine Nucléaire : Imagerie Fonctionnelle et Métabolique (2000), 24(5), 275-282

Les auteurs passent en revue les indications de la TEP et en particulier du 18FDG dans l'évaluation des diverses tumeurs endocrines de la thyroïde, des parathyroïdes, des surrénales et de l'hyophyse. Les ... [more ▼]

Les auteurs passent en revue les indications de la TEP et en particulier du 18FDG dans l'évaluation des diverses tumeurs endocrines de la thyroïde, des parathyroïdes, des surrénales et de l'hyophyse. Les tumeurs neuroendocrines, gastroentéropancréatiques et carcinoïdes, sont également analysées. Habituellement, les tumeurs différenciées ayant une faible activité métabolique et proliférative, elles ne fixent que peu le FDG. Dans l'évaluation des tumeurs endocrines, la TEP au FDG n'intervient en général pas en première intention mais elle joue un rôle complémentaire d'autres scintigraphies spécifiques. [less ▲]

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See detailAffections cardiaques et intolérances à l'effort. 2-Les souffles.
Amory, Hélène ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (2000), 32(Numéro Spécial), 79-86

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See detailNuclear imaging methods for non-invasive drug monitoring.
Bhatnagar, A.; Hustinx, Roland ULg; Alavi, A.

in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews (2000), 41(1), 41-54

Functional imaging techniques provide complimentary information to that provided by structural studies such as MRI and CT. Functional imaging is based upon known parameters such as physiology, metabolism ... [more ▼]

Functional imaging techniques provide complimentary information to that provided by structural studies such as MRI and CT. Functional imaging is based upon known parameters such as physiology, metabolism, biochemistry, pharmacology, and any other biological process. As such, this methodology plays a major role in understanding the basic mechanisms of a multitude of disorders, accurate diagnosis of certain diseases, and developing effective treatment for serious illnesses such as cancer and central nervous system maladies. Although this type of imaging can be performed with various modalities, nuclear procedures have played the leading role in this discipline. Advances made in labeling various radionuclides to biologically important compounds, and development of sophisticated instruments have substantially contributed to the growth of the field of functional imaging. The introduction of positron emission topography (PET), which is based on imaging of compounds labeled with elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and fluorine, has added a major dimension to the evolution of the discipline. This review deals with a brief introduction to the methodologies utilized with radiolabeled tracers and then deals with specific applications of this technology. These applications include assessment of blood flow and metabolism, receptor imaging, elucidating the pathophysiologic process, evaluating role of labeled therapeutic agents, and the potential of these techniques in the development of novel biologic therapies. Functional imaging with radiolabeled tracers will play an increasingly important role in modern medicine, and its impact will be substantial in the management of patients with various disorders. [less ▲]

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See detailLe capital osseux : une épargne qui débute au berceau
Halkin, V; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in L'agenda Pédiatrie (2000), 22

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See detailThe occurrence of 2-hydroxy-6-methoxybenzoic acid methyl ester in Securidaca longepedunculata Fresen root bark.
Lognay, Georges ULg; Marlier, M.; Seck, D. et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2000), 4(2),

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See detailL'opération sources en Belgique : premières analyses statistiques des résultats et légitimité des cartes "nitrates".
Wattecamps, J. M.; Bernier, Jacques; De Backer, Louis et al

in Hydrological Sciences Journal = Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques (2000), 45(1), 43-60

L'opération sources du WWF (Worldwide Fund for Wildlife) est une action éducative de sensibilisation à la qualité des eaux souterraines. Elle implique principalement les élèves de cinquième et sixième ... [more ▼]

L'opération sources du WWF (Worldwide Fund for Wildlife) est une action éducative de sensibilisation à la qualité des eaux souterraines. Elle implique principalement les élèves de cinquième et sixième primaires de Belgique. Depuis 1994, des centaines de dosages des ions nitrates ont été effectués dans un grand nombre de sources et de puits à l'aide de bandelettes colorimétriques. A l'issue de chaque campagne, les points d'eau surveillés ont été reportés sur une carte de Belgique où leur couleur indique leur qualité eu égard à la concentration en nitrates. L'objectif pédagogique étant atteint, la validation de ces cartes en tant qu'image de la réalité pose le problème de la vérification du lien entre la concentration réelle (mg l-1) du point d'eau visité et sa couleur sur la carte. A cette fin, des vérifications ont été réalisées sur 308 points d'eau choisis au hasard dans l'ensemble des sources et puits visités. L'analyse statistique révèle que la relation entre le test colorimétrique et le contrôle réalisé en laboratoire est hautement significative. Ce résultat justifie des investigations ultérieures, notamment la mobilisation de l'information régionale pour la qualification d'un point d'eau peu surveillé et la comparaison des cartes dans le temps. [less ▲]

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See detailEating and Body Representations and Practices in Adolescence. Preliminary Results.
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2000), 54(4), 9

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See detailIn vitro study of the antioxidant properties of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by chemiluminescence and electron spin resonance (ESR).
Mouithys-Mickalad, Ange ULg; Zheng, S. X.; Deby-Dupont, G. P. et al

in Free Radical Research (2000), 33(5), 607-21

OBJECTIVES: To determine the antioxidant activities of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), we examined by chemiluminescence (CL) and electron spin resonance (ESR) their scavenging properties ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: To determine the antioxidant activities of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), we examined by chemiluminescence (CL) and electron spin resonance (ESR) their scavenging properties towards lipid peroxides, hypochlorous acid and peroxynitrite. METHODS: The antioxidant properties of nimesulide (NIM), 4-hydroxynimesulide (4-HONIM), aceclofenac (ACLO), 4-hydroxyaceclofenac (4-HOA-CLO), diclofenac (DICLO) and indomethacin (INDO) were tested on four different reactive oxygen species (ROS) generating systems: (I) phorbol-myristate acetate (PMA)-activated neutrophils, (II) Fe2+/ascorbate-induced lipid peroxidation, (III) HOCl-induced light emission, (IV) the kinetics of ONOO- decomposition followed by spectrophotometry. ROS production was monitored by luminol-enhanced CL or by ESR using two different spin traps. RESULTS: At 10 microM, ACLO, NIM, 4-HONIM, 4-HOA-CLO, and DICLO decreased luminol-enhanced CL generated by PMA-activated neutrophils. Inversely, INDO increased the luminol enhanced CL. Interestingly, hydroxylated metabolites were more potent antioxidants than the parent drugs. Furthermore, all drugs tested, excepted ACLO, lowered lipid peroxidation induced by Fe2+/ascorbate system. ACLO and DICLO, even at the highest concentration tested (100 microM), did not significantly lower HOCl induced CL, whereas the other drugs were potent scavengers. Finally, all the NSAIDS accelerated decomposition of ONOO-, suggesting a potential capacity of the molecules to scavenge peroxynitrite. CONCLUSION: The NSAIDs possess variable degrees of antioxidant activities, linked to their ability to react with HOCl, lipid peroxides or ONOO-. These antioxidant activities could offer interesting targeted side-effects in the treatment of joint inflammatory diseases. [less ▲]

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See detailLes relations ethniques aux USA au début du XXIème siècle
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Actualité du Droit (2000), 3

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See detailConsidérations sur l'action en opposabilité d'un jugement étranger
Boularbah, Hakim ULg

in Revue Générale de Droit Civil Belge = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk (2000)

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See detailMujinga ou la soumission inconsciente à l’idéologie régnante
Vanhaegendoren, Koen ULg

in Congo-Meuse. Revue des lettres belges et congolaises de langue française (2000), 4-5

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See detailApproches thérapeutiques du cancer ovarien
Bonnet, Christophe ULg; Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Bours, Vincent ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (2000), 58

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See detailJudiciarisation et politique
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Woehrling, José

in Politique et sociétés (2000), 19(2-3), 320

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See detailHacia una psicologia integradora : utopia o necesidad ?
Richelle, Marc ULg

in Revista de Psicologia General y Aplicada (2000), 53(4), 581--588

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See detailSegmentation of multispectral images in optical metallography
Pirard, Eric ULg; Bertholet, Vincent

in Revue de Métallurgie - Sciences et Génie des Matériaux (2000), Fév. 2000

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See detailManfred Matheis: Signaturen des Verschwindens : Das Bild des Philosophen in der Literatur und Philosophie um 1800
Viehöver, Vera ULg

in Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger (2000), 53(1), 12-14

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See detailBasic rules of dosimetry in endovascular brachytherapy.
Coucke, Philippe ULg; PHUOC DO, Hu; Pica, Alessia et al

in Journal of Interventional Cardiology (2000), 13(6), 425-429

Endovascular brachytherapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is becoming a standard approach for the treatment and prevention of restenosis. A variety of technical approaches are currently ... [more ▼]

Endovascular brachytherapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is becoming a standard approach for the treatment and prevention of restenosis. A variety of technical approaches are currently available to deliver ionizing irradiation to the vascular target. Basically two kinds of radioactive isotopes are available that emit gamma radiation (photons) or beta radiation (electrons). The pitfalls and solutions for the optimization of dosimetry are discussed. As might be expected, the inhomogeneous dose distribution across the target volume results in recurrence by underdosage or in complications because of overdosage. Moreover, uniformization of the target definition and reporting of the dose distribution in endovascular brachytherapy is a prerequisite for comparison between the results of the various clinical trials and is absolutely necessary to improve the therapeutic efficacy of this new approach in the prevention of restenosis after coronary angioplasty with or without stenting. (J Interven Cardiol2000; 13:425430) [less ▲]

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See detailMR1750785,Radiation in enclosures, Mbiock, Aristide and Weber, Roman
Rochus, Pierre ULg

in Mathematical Reviews [=MR] (2000)

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See detailNative gold, native silver, and secondary minerals in the quartz veins from Bastogne, Belgium
Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Deliens, Michel; Houssa, Michel et al

in Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre (2000), 70

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See detailDes astres à l'atome, de l'atome aux astres
Biémont, Emile ULg

in Lettre du FNRS (2000), 41

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See detailMechanical properties of Al/Al2O3 nanolaminated films: correlation to microstructure
Ben Daia, M.; Aubert, P.; Labdi, S. et al

in Surface & Coatings Technology (2000), 125(1-3), 196-200

Wear resistance and the hardness of Al/Al2O3 nanolaminated films were investigated in this study. Monolithic films and multilayers were deposited on a silicon substrate with two different substrate ... [more ▼]

Wear resistance and the hardness of Al/Al2O3 nanolaminated films were investigated in this study. Monolithic films and multilayers were deposited on a silicon substrate with two different substrate temperatures: T-s= 25 degrees C and T-s= -90 degrees C. The period thickness of multilayers was lowering from 40 to 2 nm. From nanoindentation measurements, it appears that the hardness of multilayers has an intermediate value between those of metal (Al) and ceramic (Al2O3). The tribological test was conducted by the pin-on-disc method. The T-s=25 degrees C deposited multilayers, as well as single films, demonstrated poor wear resistance. The best wear resistance was obtained for multilayers deposited at the lowest substrate temperature (T-s= -90 degrees C). The results are ill good agreement with structural characterization. X-ray reflectometry demonstrated that the multilayer character of Al/Al2O3 is more pronounced for T-s= -90 degrees C. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of plasma IGF-I hormone levels in Holstein-Friesian Heifers
Horvai-Szabo, M.; Renaville, Robert ULg; Dohy, J.

in Journal of Dairy Science (2000), 83(suppl 1), 48

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See detailLes orfèvres mosans devant l'histoire (XIe-XIIIe siècle)
George, Philippe ULg; Stiennon, Jacques ULg; Kupper, Jean-Louis ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (2000)

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See detailNew f values in neutral lead obtained by time-resolved laser spectroscopy, and astrophysical applications
Biémont, Emile ULg; Garnir, Henri-Pierre ULg; Palmeri, P. et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2000), 312

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See detailRecension: "Théorie critique du principe général de bonne foi en droit privé"
Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Actualités du Droit (2000)

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See detailAvocat et assureur protection juridique : la fin des tensions ?
Paris, Catherine ULg

in Revue Générale des Assurances et des Responsabilités (2000)

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See detailcompte rendu de : B. Liou-Gille, Une lecture "religieuse" de Tite-Live I. Cultes, rites, croyances de la Rome archaïque
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (2000), 78(1), 241-244

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See detailLiège et Voltaire
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Bulletin de l'Académie Royale de Langue et de Littérature Françaises (2000), LXXVIII(1-2-3-4), 39-48

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See detailConception actuelle du traitement de l’arthrose
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Henrotin, Yves ULg

in Revue de la Médecine Générale [=RMG] (2000), 177

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See detailBand-by-band decompositions of the Born effective charges
Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Gonze, X.

in Journal of Physics : Condensed Matter (2000), 12(43), 9179-9188

The Born effective charge, Z*, that describes the polarization created by collective atomic displacements, can be computed from first principles following different techniques. We establish the ... [more ▼]

The Born effective charge, Z*, that describes the polarization created by collective atomic displacements, can be computed from first principles following different techniques. We establish the connections existing between these different formulations, and analyse the related band-by-band decompositions. We show that unlike for the full Z*, the different band-by-band values are not equal, and emphasize that one of them has a natural physical meaning in terms of Wannier functions. [less ▲]

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See detailPersistent tumor 18F-FDG uptake after a few cycles of polychemotherapy is predictive of treatment failure in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg; Fassotte, Marie-France ULg et al

in Haematologica (2000), 85(6), 613-8

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Early recognition of the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy could result in lower cumulative drug toxicity and tumor burden at the start of salvage therapy, which might improve ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Early recognition of the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy could result in lower cumulative drug toxicity and tumor burden at the start of salvage therapy, which might improve clinical outcome. Therefore, we studied the value of (18)F-FDG PET for early evaluation of response in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). DESIGN AND METHODS: We studied 28 patients by (18)F-FDG PET after a median of 3 cycles of polychemotherapy. The presence or absence of abnormal (18)F-FDG uptake was correlated to clinical outcome (median follow-up: 17.5 months, range 4-47 months). RESULTS: Five of 28 patients still had increased (18)F-FDG uptake in one or more sites previously shown to be involved by lymphoma at baseline evaluation. Only one of these five patients entered complete remission (CR), whereas among the 23 patients with negative (18)F-FDG PET studies, two died of toxicity during chemotherapy and all the others entered clinical CR (p<0.00001). All five patients with and 7/21 patients without residual abnormal (18)F-FDG uptake relapsed or reprogressed (positive predictive value for relapse: 100%, negative predictive value: 67%). By Kaplan-Meier analysis, progression-free survival (PFS) at 1 and 2 years was respectively 20+/-18% and 0% for (18)F-FDG PET positive patients and 81+/-9% and 62+/-12% for (18)F-FDG PET negative patients (p=0.0001). Overall survival (OS) at 1 and 2 years was respectively 20+/-18% and 0% for (18)F-FDG PET positive and 87+/-7% and 68+/-11% for (18)F-FDG PET negative patients (p<0.0001). INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: Persistent tumoral (18)F-FDG uptake after a few cycles of polychemotherapy is predictive of CR, PFS and OS in NHL. Further studies are warranted to determine whether (18)F-FDG PET has a predictive value independent from conventional prognostic factors. However, the sensitivity of qualitative (18)F-FDG PET imaging in identifying patients with a poor outcome was insufficient. Earlier evaluation after only one cycle of chemotherapy and quantitative analysis might increase the sensitivity of 18F-FDG PET is predicting treatment failure. [less ▲]

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See detailResults of the tracer tests during the El Tremedal underground coal gasification at great depth
Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg; Brasseur, Alain; Coeme, Antoinette et al

in Fuel (2000), 79(5), 471-478

During the underground coal gasification (UCG) experiments at Alcorisa, Spain, a series of helium tracer tests were carried out to follow the underground cavity growth. The volume of the cavity increases ... [more ▼]

During the underground coal gasification (UCG) experiments at Alcorisa, Spain, a series of helium tracer tests were carried out to follow the underground cavity growth. The volume of the cavity increases progressively with the cumulated quantity of oxygen injected. Models based on exchange of matter between the flowing fluid and a transverse dead zone were used. Results indicate that the gasifier behaves almost like a small number of stirred tanks in series with a high level of back mixing. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailcompte rendu de : La 'parola' delle immagini e delle forme di scrittura. Modi e tecniche della comunicazione nel mondo antico
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (2000), 78(1), 200-203

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Delville, Michel ULg

in Voir (2000), 21

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See detailVibrational Structure and Organization of Various Self-Assembled Alkanethiol Monolayers: a HREELS Study
Duwez, Anne-Sophie ULg; Yu, Li-Ming; Riga, Joseph et al

in Langmuir (2000), 16

High-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) was used to investigate the molecular structure of self-assembled monolayers formed by adsorption of n-alkanethiols, R,ö-alkanedithiols, and R ... [more ▼]

High-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) was used to investigate the molecular structure of self-assembled monolayers formed by adsorption of n-alkanethiols, R,ö-alkanedithiols, and R-cycloalkyl-ö-alkanethiols on different gold substrates. The HREELS data are reported as a contribution to a general effort to assess the potential of electron spectroscopies in the elucidation of structural characteristics of organic surfaces. Typical fingerprints of the thiol molecules, characteristic of their primary and secondary structure (connectivity, conformation, and order), have been found in their HREELS vibrational spectra. We have shown that when the layers are disordered, the spectra are dominated by impact-excited modes, hampering the identification of the compounds. These data have evidenced many defects in the organization of the monolayers on evaporated gold substrates. The coherent domains sizes formed by the molecules in the films have been estimated from the angular distribution of the elastic peak as a function of the nature of the alkanethiol chain and of the immersion time in thiol solutions [less ▲]

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See detailPotato tubers exhibit both homolytic and heterolytic hydroperoxide fatty acid-cleaving activities
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Delcarte, J.; Hoyaux, P. et al

in Biochemical Society Transactions (2000), 28(6), 853-855

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See detailLe mélèze, une essence à haut potentiel de production
Pauwels, Dominique; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Silva Belgica (2000), 107(3), 6-10

Dans un précédent article "le mélèze, un atout dans les objectifs de diversification de notre sylviculture" (PAUWELS et RONDEUX, 2000), nous nous sommes efforcés de montrer que la culture du mélèze ... [more ▼]

Dans un précédent article "le mélèze, un atout dans les objectifs de diversification de notre sylviculture" (PAUWELS et RONDEUX, 2000), nous nous sommes efforcés de montrer que la culture du mélèze méritait, à plusieurs égards, d'être davantage prise en compte en Région wallonne et ce, pour autant qu'une sylviculture adaptée à l'essence et aux conditions du milieu soit appliquée. Les lignes qui suivent sont consacrées à des résultats originaux résultant d'une étude menée par l'Unité de Gestion et Economie forestières de la Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux, sur la croissance des mélèzes en Région wallonne. Le potentiel de croissance du mélèze a été évalué à partir d'analyses de tiges ou de mesures réalisées au sein de placettes de production (figure 1) remesurées tous les 3 ans. A partir d'une exploitation appropriée de ces données, on a déduit une gamme de traitements sylvicoles capables de rencontrer les objectifs de production que l'essence permet d'atteindre. [less ▲]

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See detailExpression of transforming growth factor-alpha, epidermal growth factor, and epidermal growth factor receptor in follicles of human ovarian tissue before and after cryopreservation.
Qu, Jian Ping; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Donnez, Jacques

in Fertility and Sterility (2000), 74(1), 113-121

Objective: To study the expression of transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-α), epidermal growth factor (EGF), and EGF receptor in follicles of human ovarian tissue. Design: A retrospective, controlled ... [more ▼]

Objective: To study the expression of transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-α), epidermal growth factor (EGF), and EGF receptor in follicles of human ovarian tissue. Design: A retrospective, controlled comparative study. Setting: In vitro fertilization laboratory of a university hospital. Patient(s): Fifteen women with regular menstrual cycles who underwent laparoscopy and the biopsy of ovarian tissue. Intervention(s): Paraffin sections were prepared from ovarian tissues, followed by immunohistochemical staining of TGF-α, EGF, and EGF receptor. Main Outcome Measure(s): Immunostaining for TGF-α, EGF, and EGF receptor in follicles of fresh and frozen ovarian tissues. Result(s): Immunoreactivities for TGF-α and EGF receptor were observed simultaneously in the oocytes of primordial, primary, preantral, and antral follicles. Strong staining for TGF-α and EGF receptor was present in thecal cells. The TGF-α and EGF receptor was also expressed in some granulosa cells of primary to antral follicles. The EGF only stained weakly in the oocytes of primordial and primary follicles and in thecal cells. There was no difference in staining patterns for TGF-α, EGF, and EGF receptor between fresh and frozen ovarian tissues. Conclusion(s): The TGF-α and EGF receptor was expressed in primordial to antral follicles, indicating a role of TGF-α in regulating follicular development through binding to the EGF receptor. Freeze-thawing did not substantially alter immunoreactivites for TGF-α, EGF, and EGF receptor in frozen ovarian tissue. [less ▲]

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See detailHartree-Fock instabilities and electronic properties
Dehareng, Dominique ULg; Dive, Georges ULg

in Journal of Computational Chemistry (2000), 21(6), 483-504

Hartree-Fock instabilities are investigated for about 80 compounds, from acetylene to mivazerol (27 atoms) and a cluster of 18 water molecules, within a double zeta basis set. For most conjugated systems ... [more ▼]

Hartree-Fock instabilities are investigated for about 80 compounds, from acetylene to mivazerol (27 atoms) and a cluster of 18 water molecules, within a double zeta basis set. For most conjugated systems, the restricted Hartree-Fock wave function of the singlet fundamental state presents an external or so-called triplet instability. This behavior is studied in relation with the electronic correlation, the vicinity of the triplet and singlet excited states, the electronic delocalization linked with resonance, the nature of eventual heteroatoms, and the size of the systems. The case of antiaromatic systems is different, because they may present a very large internal Hartree-Fock instability. Furthermore, the violation of Hund's rule, observed for these compounds, is put in relation with the fact that the high symmetry structure in its singlet state has no feature of a diradical-like species. It appears that the triplet Hartree-Fock instability is directly related with the spin properties of nonnull orbital angular momentum electronic systems. (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailFollicular dendritic cells in vitro modulate the expression of Fas and Bcl-2 on germinal center B cells.
Tsunoda, R.; Heinen, Ernst ULg; Sugai, N.

in Cell & Tissue Research (2000), 299(3), 395-402

Germinal center (GC) B cells are highly susceptible to apoptosis. The cellular mechanism regulating this sensitivity, however, has not yet been fully delineated. To investigate whether follicular ... [more ▼]

Germinal center (GC) B cells are highly susceptible to apoptosis. The cellular mechanism regulating this sensitivity, however, has not yet been fully delineated. To investigate whether follicular dendritic cells (FDC) are capable of regulating the susceptibility to apoptosis of GC B cells, we constructed a GC model in vitro: emperipolesis of tonsillar B cells by FDC. We then analyzed the expressions of apoptosis-related proteins (Bcl-2 and Fas) on the cells by three-color flow cytometry. B cells nonentrapped by FDC decreased rapidly in number owing to early apoptosis in vitro, whereas entrapped B cells were rescued for at least 18 h and showed peculiar regulation of Fas and Bcl-2. GC founder cells (CD38+, IgD+; GCFC) and GC B cells (CD38+, IgD-) showed approximately a twofold increased expression of Fas; in contrast, mantle zone B cells (CD38-, IgD+) and memory B cells (CD38-, IgD-) showed no changes. Bcl-2 expression in mantle zone and memory B cells was reduced by approximately one-half; however, GCFC and GC B cells continued to express little Bcl-2 and this did not change. Our findings strongly suggest that FDC play a part in the modulation of the susceptibility to apoptosis on B cells within GC. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermination Of The Methionine Requirement Of Growing Double-Muscled Belgian Blue Bulls With A Three-Step Method
Froidmont, Eric; Beckers, Yves ULg; Thewis, André ULg

in Journal of Animal Science (2000), 78(1), 233-241

The three-step technique was used to determine the requirements of total amino acids (TAA) and the first-limiting amino acid (AA) in growing double- muscled Belgian Blue bulls (BBb). In Exp. 1, three ... [more ▼]

The three-step technique was used to determine the requirements of total amino acids (TAA) and the first-limiting amino acid (AA) in growing double- muscled Belgian Blue bulls (BBb). In Exp. 1, three double-muscled BBb weighing initially 306 ± 28 kg received a basal diet consisting of 30% meadow hay and 70% concentrate that was poor in digestible protein but had adequate NE because of continuous infusion of dextrose into the duodenum. The intestinal apparent digestibility of essential AA (EAA) was defined according to their duodenal and ileal flows. It averaged 72% but varied between 60% for Met and 79% for Arg. In Exp. 2, five double-muscled BBb (334 ± 22 kg) received the same diet supplemented with duodenal infusions of dextrose and four doses of Na-caseinate (28, 56, 84, and 112% of intestinal digestible dietary AA) in a 4 × 4 Latin square design with one additional animal. Nitrogen retention for the basal diet alone and the four increasing supplements of Na-caseinate reached 49, 61, 70, 80, and 86 g/d, respectively. Nitrogen utilization improved from 34.3% without Na-caseinate supplementation to a maximum of 40.6%, with the third dose supplying 788 g/d of apparently digestible AA. Based on patterns of plasma concentrations, Met, Phe, and Arg were probably the limiting AA when animals optimized N utilization. In Exp. 3, six double-muscled BBb (315 ± 25 kg) fed the basal diet received duodenal infusions of dextrose and AA, equivalent to the third dose in Exp. 2, except for digestible Met (9.3, 14.4, 18.4, 22.4, 26.4, and 30.4 g/d) in a 6 × 6 Latin square design. The Met requirement was close to 26.4 g/d on the basis of N retention. [less ▲]

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See detailHistologic and ultrastructural evaluation of fresh and frozen-thawed human ovarian xenografts in nude mice
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Casanas-Roux, Françoise; Qu, Jianping et al

in Fertility and Sterility (2000), 74(1), 122-129

Objective: To compare histologic and ultrastructural characteristics of fresh and frozen-thawed human ovarian cortical tissue grafted into nude mice. Design: Experimental prospective study. Setting: An ... [more ▼]

Objective: To compare histologic and ultrastructural characteristics of fresh and frozen-thawed human ovarian cortical tissue grafted into nude mice. Design: Experimental prospective study. Setting: An academic research environment. Patient(s): Ovarian biopsy specimens were obtained from 13 women undergoing laparoscopy for tubal ligation or infertility. Animal(s): Forty nude mice. Intervention(s): A minilaparotomy was performed to place fresh and frozen-thawed ovarian grafts subcutaneously (sc) or intraperitoneally (ip). Removal of the ovarian grafts was performed at 24 days. Main Outcome Measure(s): [1] the follicular population, [2] fibrosis, [3] vascularization of the grafted tissue, and [4] ultrastructural evaluation. Result(s): A greater fibrosis relative surface area was noted in frozen-thawed transplanted tissue than in fresh transplants. Regardless of this fibrosis, a similar follicular density was observed in fresh and frozen-thawed ovarian tissue 24 days after transplantation. Active angiogenesis was proved by both immunohistochemical study of the vascular endothelial growth factor and morphometric study of the vascular network. Normal ultrastructural characteristics were noted in frozen-thawed ovarian biopsies. Conclusion(s): Angiogenesis allows implantation of the graft even if it has been cryopreserved and thawed similarly to implantation of fresh tissue. The greater fibrosis observed in grafts after cryopreservation and implantation does not seem to affect the primordial and primary ovocyte population and their ultrastructural characteristics, but further studies must be conducted to prove that after cryopreservation and transplantation, ovocytes may achieve full maturation and fertilization. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure-activity relationships on adrenoceptors and imidazoline-preferring binding sites (I(1,2)-PBSs). Part 1: Weak intramolecular H-bond and conformational flexibility in a new I1-PBS-selective imidazoline analogue, trans1-(4',5'-dihydro-1'H-imidazol-2'-yl)methyl-2-hydroxyindane (PMS 952).
Ye, Hai Fen; Dive, Georges ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg et al

in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (2000), 8(8), 1861-9

The highly selective I1-PBS imidazoline analogue PMS 952 has been selected to study the incidence of intramolecular hydrogen bond and molecular flexibility on its biological activity. On one hand, the ... [more ▼]

The highly selective I1-PBS imidazoline analogue PMS 952 has been selected to study the incidence of intramolecular hydrogen bond and molecular flexibility on its biological activity. On one hand, the weak energy difference between three calculated conformers does not support the stabilization of one conformer by an internal hydrogen bond. The 3-D electrostatic map confirms this feature and the solvent effect does not significantly modify the relative energy of these conformers. On the other hand, the conformational spaces of the neutral and ionized forms present a great number of equilibrium structures, in a short energetic range (20 Kcal). The results are representative of an exceptional conformational flexibility due to a cooperative effect between several parts of the molecule. [less ▲]

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See detailLa prescription des pensions alimentaires allouées par décision de justice. Note sous Liège, 18 octobre 1999
Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (2000)

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See detailGonadal cryopreservation in the young patient with gynaecological malignancy.
Donnez, Jacques; GODIN, Pierre-Arnaud ULg; Qu, Jianping et al

in Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology (2000), 12(1), 1-9

For patients who are planning to have chemotherapy, radiotherapy or to undergo bilateral oophorectomy, the loss of ovarian function will result in premature ovarian menopause and loss of fertility. Embryo ... [more ▼]

For patients who are planning to have chemotherapy, radiotherapy or to undergo bilateral oophorectomy, the loss of ovarian function will result in premature ovarian menopause and loss of fertility. Embryo preservation is not an option for single women or married women because delaying treatment for at least 2 months of in-vitro fertilization cycles is inappropriate and may be life-threatening. This study reports on the indications for ovarian tissue cryobanking and the state of the art of this method in preserving fertility in women with iatrogenic premature menopause. [less ▲]

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See detailSilencing subdomains of v-ErbA interact cooperatively with corepressors: involvement of helices 5/6
Busch, Kerstin; Martin, Bernd; Baniahmad, Aria et al

in Molecular Endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) (2000), 14(2), 201-11

Members of the thyroid hormone receptor (TR) family act on vertebrate development and homeostasis by activating or repressing transcription of specific target genes in a ligand-dependent way. Repression ... [more ▼]

Members of the thyroid hormone receptor (TR) family act on vertebrate development and homeostasis by activating or repressing transcription of specific target genes in a ligand-dependent way. Repression by TR in the absence of ligand is mediated by an active silencing mechanism. The oncogene v-ErbA is a variant form of TR unable to bind hormone and thus acts as a constitutive repressor. Functional studies and mutation analysis revealed that the TR/v-ErbA silencing domain is composed of three silencing subdomains (SSD1-3) which, although nonfunctional individually, synergize such that silencing activity is restored when they are combined in a heteromeric complex. Here we demonstrate, using protein interaction assays in vitro and in vivo, that the inactive v-ErbA point mutant L489R within helix 5/6 in SSD2 fails to interact with the two corepressors N-CoR (nuclear receptor corepressor) or SMRT (silencing mediator of retinoic acid and thyroid hormone receptor). Furthermore, mutants in SSD1 and SSD3 exhibit a reduced corepressor recruitment corresponding to their weak residual silencing activity. In mammalian two-hybrid assays, only the combination of all three silencing subdomains, SSD1-3, leads to a cooperative binding to the corepressors N-CoR or SMRT comparable to that of the full-length v-ErbA repression domain. In conclusion, full silencing activity requires corepressor interaction with all three silencing subdomains, SSD1-3. Among these, SSD2 is a new target for N-CoR and SMRT and is essential for corepressor binding and function. [less ▲]

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See detailManagement of central isosexual precocity: diagnosis, treatment, outcome.
LEBRETHON, Marie-Christine ULg; Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Current opinion in pediatrics (2000), 12(4), 394-9

The diagnosis of central isosexual precocity, a condition much more common in girls than in boys, is currently viewed as a spectrum of disorders between isolated premature thelarche and borderline early ... [more ▼]

The diagnosis of central isosexual precocity, a condition much more common in girls than in boys, is currently viewed as a spectrum of disorders between isolated premature thelarche and borderline early puberty. In some countries, a trend may be seen toward onset of puberty at earlier ages. Integration of the clinical findings with bone age, pelvic echography, and hormonal data as well as follow-up ascertainment of progression of development is critical to define which patients should be proposed for therapy. The use of long-acting forms of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists may not be indicated in slowly progressive variants or borderline early puberty because they do not affect final height. Preservation of height potential is particularly obvious in precocious puberty starting at young ages. In some selected patients, associated growth hormone therapy may increase adult height but further studies are warranted. The psychosocial and behavioral correlates of precocious puberty are an important and under investigated area. [less ▲]

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See detailDNA-binding mechanism of the Escherichia coli Ada O(6)-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase.
Verdemato, P. E.; Brannigan, J. A.; Damblon, Christian ULg et al

in Nucleic Acids Research (2000), 28(19), 3710-8

The C-terminal domain of the Escherichia coli Ada protein (Ada-C) aids in the maintenance of genomic integrity by efficiently repairing pre-mutagenic O:(6)-alkylguanine lesions in DNA. Structural and ... [more ▼]

The C-terminal domain of the Escherichia coli Ada protein (Ada-C) aids in the maintenance of genomic integrity by efficiently repairing pre-mutagenic O:(6)-alkylguanine lesions in DNA. Structural and thermodynamic studies were carried out to obtain a model of the DNA-binding process. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies map the DNA-binding site to helix 5, and a loop region (residues 151-160) which form the recognition helix and the 'wing' of a helix-turn-wing motif, respectively. The NMR data also suggest the absence of a large conformational change in the protein upon binding to DNA. Hence, an O:(6)-methylguanine (O:(6)meG) lesion would be inaccessible to active site nucleophile Cys146 if the modified base remained stacked within the DNA duplex. The experimentally determined DNA-binding face of Ada-C was used in combination with homology modelling, based on the catabolite activator protein, and the accepted base-flipping mechanism, to construct a model of how Ada-C binds to DNA in a productive manner. To complement the structural studies, thermodynamic data were obtained which demonstrate that binding to unmethylated DNA was entropically driven, whilst the demethylation reaction provoked an exothermic heat change. Methylation of Cys146 leads to a loss of structural integrity of the DNA-binding subdomain. [less ▲]

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See detailL'antibiothérapie en néonatalogie: mise-au-point
Langhendries, JP; Kalenga, Masendu ULg; Battisti, Oreste ULg et al

in Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2000), 2

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See detailClinical and neuropathological parameters affecting the diagnostic yield of nerve biopsy.
Deprez, Manuel ULg; de Groote, C. C.; Gollogly, L. et al

in Neuromuscular Disorders (2000), 10(2), 92-8

The value of nerve biopsy in the investigation of peripheral neuropathies is an important and controversial issue, partially obscured by the large variations in the diagnostic yield routinely reported for ... [more ▼]

The value of nerve biopsy in the investigation of peripheral neuropathies is an important and controversial issue, partially obscured by the large variations in the diagnostic yield routinely reported for this procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and neuropathological parameters affecting the yield of nerve biopsy. We compared the experience of two independent neuropathology laboratories with different patient recruitment and neuropathological methods over 11 years (01/1987-12/1997). Clinicopathological correlations were studied retrospectively in 355 patients. Using the same criteria of evaluation, contributive biopsies accounted for 35.5% in one laboratory, and 47.3% in the other. Clinical parameters affecting the yield of nerve biopsy were: (a) the presumptive diagnosis at time of referral for biopsy; (b) the distribution of symptoms; and (c) the interval between disease onset and biopsy. Greater yield was associated with clinically suspected vasculitis, inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy or hereditary sensorimotor neuropathies. Contributive findings were more often reported with multifocal or asymmetrical presentations, and onset-to-biopsy interval of less than 6 months. The contribution of nerve biopsy varied according to neuropathological techniques: (a) serial sections on frozen. paraffin-embedded and resin-embedded material improved sensitivity for interstitial pathology: (b) combined muscle biopsy increased sensitivity in the detection of vasculitis; and (c) teasing of nerve fibers added critical information to other classical techniques in only 4/102 cases. [less ▲]

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See detailLithics in Belgium. Some Current Research Trends
Rots, Veerle ULg; Vermeersch, Pierre

in Lithic Technology (2000), 25(2), 76-79

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See detailComparison of visual and auditory evoked cortical potentials in migraine patients between attacks.
Afra, J.; Proietti Cecchini, A.; Sandor, P. S. et al

in Clinical Neurophysiology (2000), 111(6), 1124-9

OBJECTIVE: As both habituation of pattern reversal visual evoked potentials (PR-VEP) (Schoenen J, Wang W, Albert A, Delwaide PJ. Potentiation instead of habituation characterizes visual evoked potentials ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: As both habituation of pattern reversal visual evoked potentials (PR-VEP) (Schoenen J, Wang W, Albert A, Delwaide PJ. Potentiation instead of habituation characterizes visual evoked potentials in migraine patients between attacks. Eur J Neurol 1995;2:115-122) and intensity dependence of auditory evoked cortical potentials (IDAP) (Wang W, Timsit-Berthier M, Schoenen J. Intensity dependence of auditory evoked potentials in migraine: an indication of cortical potentiation and low serotonergic neurotransmission? Neurology 1996;46:1404-1409) were found abnormal in migraine between attacks, we have searched for intraindividual correlations between both tests in 59 migraine patients (22 with aura [MA], 37 without aura [MO]) and in 23 healthy volunteers (HV). METHODS: Amplitude change of the PR-VEP N1-P1 was measured between the 1st and 5th block of 50 sequential averagings during continuous stimulation at 3.1 Hz. IDAP was computed from N1-P2 amplitudes of 100 averagings during stimulations at 40, 50, 60 and 70 dB SL. Amplitude-stimulus intensity function (ASF) slopes and amplitude changes between 40 and 70 dB were calculated. MO and MA differed from HV in PR-VEP amplitude change (P=0.007) and IDAP slope (P = 0.0004). RESULTS: There was no significant correlation between VEP amplitude changes and IDAP slopes, nor between the latter two and attack frequency or disease duration. A negative correlation was found between the amplitude of the first block of averaged responses and potentiation of VEP in all subject groups (P = 0.03) as well as between the amplitude of the auditory evoked potential, at 40 dB, and the percentage of amplitude increase between 40 and 70 dB in MO (P = 0.004) and MA (P = 0.007). ASF slopes and 40 dB amplitudes were significantly correlated only in the MA group (P = 0.002). These results confirm the interictal deficit of habituation in cortical processing of repetitive visual and auditory information in migraine. Since there is no intraindividual correlation between the cortical responses to these sensory modalities they are complementary tools for the study of migraine and may help to identify subgroups of patients with distinct pathophysiological mechanisms. CONCLUSIONS: The strong negative correlation between the initial amplitude of evoked potentials and their amplitude increase during subsequent averaging confirms that the response potentiation in migraine is likely to be due to a reduced preactivation level of sensory cortices. [less ▲]

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See detailAdaptation et validation française du Sexual Irrationality Questionnaire (SIQ) de McCormick et Jordan
Kempeneers, Philippe ULg; Louwette, Séverine ULg; Mormont, Christian ULg et al

in Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive (2000), 5(3), 5-18

Mc Cormick and Jordan's Sexual Irrationality Questionnaire (SIQ), elaborated in 1986, has been adapted to the French language and tested on a sample of 165 subjects. The organisation of the sexual ... [more ▼]

Mc Cormick and Jordan's Sexual Irrationality Questionnaire (SIQ), elaborated in 1986, has been adapted to the French language and tested on a sample of 165 subjects. The organisation of the sexual rationality-irrationality dimension depends on the gender of the subjects. Among female subjects, it appears mostly as a one-factor variable. Its optimal measure is supplied by the SIQ-R-F scale, a reduced version of the SIQ presenting a better internal consistency. Among male subjects, it rather appears structured in several independent factors. Factor analysis thus allows to distinguish four different patterns of sexual irrationality. Among female subjects, the decisive impact of sexual irrationality lies in an inhibition of sexual interest. Among male subjects, the sexual communication seems to be a vulnerable area of first importance. The external validity test of the SIQ is not very probant. This surely underlines a probable problem in the choice of the criteria as well as the compexity of the relationship between irrational cognitions and clinical data. [less ▲]

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See detailRandom matrix model for chiral symmetry breaking and color superconductivity in QCD at finite density
Vanderheyden, Benoît ULg; Jackson, A. D.

in Physical Review. D : Particles and Fields (2000), 62(9), 094010

We consider a random matrix model which describes the competition between chiral symmetry breaking and the formation of quark Cooper pairs in QCD at finite density. We study the evolution of the phase ... [more ▼]

We consider a random matrix model which describes the competition between chiral symmetry breaking and the formation of quark Cooper pairs in QCD at finite density. We study the evolution of the phase structure in temperature and chemical potential with variations of the strength of the interaction in the quark-quark channel and demonstrate that the phase diagram can realize a total of six different topologies. A vector interaction representing single-gluon exchange reproduces a topology commonly encountered in previous QCD models, in which a low-density chiral broken phase is separated from a high-density diquark phase by a first-order line. The other five topologies either do not possess a diquark phase or display a new phase and new critical points. Since these five cases require large variations of the coupling constants away from the values expected for a vector interaction, we conclude that the phase diagram of finite density QCD has the topology suggested by single-gluon exchange and that this topology is robust. [less ▲]

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See detailConvergentie en divergentie in de Nederlandse standaardtaal. Het stripverhaal Suske en Wiske als casus.
Meesters, Gert ULg

in Nederlandse Taalkunde (2000), 5(2), 164-176

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See detailBoundedness properties for time-varying nonlinear systems
Peuteman, Joan; Aeyels, Dirk; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

in SIAM Journal on Control & Optimization (2000), 39(5), 1408-1422

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See detailQui gagnera la bataille des triptans ?
Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Médi Sphère (2000), (Fév/Mars), 17-18

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See detailFirst insights into the molecular basis of pleomorphic adenomas of the salivary glands.
Voz, Marianne ULg; Van de Ven, W. J.; Kas, K.

in Advances in Dental Research (2000), 14

Pleomorphic adenoma, or mixed tumor of the salivary glands, is a benign tumor originating from the major and minor salivary glands. Eighty-five percent of these tumors are found in the parotid gland, 10 ... [more ▼]

Pleomorphic adenoma, or mixed tumor of the salivary glands, is a benign tumor originating from the major and minor salivary glands. Eighty-five percent of these tumors are found in the parotid gland, 10% in the minor (sublingual) salivary glands, and 5% in the submandibular gland. It is the most common type of salivary gland tumor, accounting for almost 50% of all neoplasms in these organs. In fact, after the first observation of recurrent loss of chromosome 22 in meningioma, this was the second type of benign tumor for which non-random chromosomal changes were reported. The rate of malignant change with the potential to metastasize has been reported to be only 2 to 3%, and only a few cases of metastasizing pleomorphic salivary gland adenomas have been described to date. The fact that these tumors arise in organs located in an ontogenetic transitional zone, a region where endoderm and ectoderm meet, might be one of the reasons for the often-problematic histopathological classification. This type of benign tumor has been cytogenetically very well-characterized, with several hundreds of tumors karyotyped. In addition to the cytogenetic subgroup with an apparently normal diploid stemline (making up approximately 30% of the cases), three major cytogenetic subgroups can be distinguished. In addition to a subgroup showing non-recurrent clonal abnormalities, another subgroup is various translocations involving 12q15. By far the largest cytogenetic subgroup, however, consists of tumors with chromosome 8 abnormalities, mainly showing translocations involving region 8q12. The most frequently encountered aberration in this group is a t(3;8)(p21;q12). [less ▲]

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See detailTheoretical Lifetimes and Oscillator Strengths in Ce II. Application to the Chemical Composition of the Sun
Palmeri, P.; Quinet, Pascal ULg; Wyart, J. F. et al

in Physica Scripta (2000), 61

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See detailInfluence of colors on habituation of visual evoked potentials in patients with migraine with aura and in healthy volunteers.
Afra, J; Ambrosini, A; Génicot, Roger ULg et al

in Headache (2000), 40(1), 36-40

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether colored glasses influence the habituation of visual evoked potentials. BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that during pattern-reversal stimulations lasting 2 minutes ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether colored glasses influence the habituation of visual evoked potentials. BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that during pattern-reversal stimulations lasting 2 minutes the amplitude of the visual evoked potential increases in migraine with and without aura between attacks, whereas it decreases in healthy volunteers. Red light was found to increase visually evoked EEG fast activity only in children with migraine with aura. Wearing rose-tinted glasses for 4 months decreased attack frequency in parallel with a reduction of the visually evoked EEG fast activity. METHODS: We compared the change in amplitude of the visual evoked potential using five different tinted glasses in 12 patients with migraine with aura and in 10 healthy volunteers. During continuous stimulation at 3.1 Hz, five blocks of 50 responses were sequentially averaged using red, yellow, green, blue, and grey glasses and without glasses in a random order and analyzed in terms of latencies and N1-P1 amplitudes. Amplitude changes were calculated for each block by comparison with the first block in every condition and analyzed statistically using Zerbe's method. RESULTS: In healthy volunteers, the visual evoked potential amplitude increased with red glasses compared to without glasses (P = .05) or with green glasses (P = .03). In patients with migraine with aura, no significant difference was detected using colored glasses. Our findings in healthy volunteers are in line with earlier reports of increased excitability of the human visual cortex when exposed to red light. The lack of such a pattern in patients with migraine with aura suggests that the visual cortex is interictally hypoexcitable rather than hyperexcitable, which is consistent with studies of transcranial magnetic stimulation. [less ▲]

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See detailInteractions between polyamine and ethylene metabolisms in a hormone autonomous sugarbeet callus
Bisbis, Badia; Kevers, Claire ULg; Dommes, Jacques ULg et al

in Journal of Plant Physiology (2000), 157(1), 24-30

In a fully habituated non-organogenic sugarbeet callus (HNO) overproducing polyamines and underproducing ethylene (in comparison with its normal hormone-dependent counterpart), the question raised about a ... [more ▼]

In a fully habituated non-organogenic sugarbeet callus (HNO) overproducing polyamines and underproducing ethylene (in comparison with its normal hormone-dependent counterpart), the question raised about a possible competition between these two metabolites for their common precursor, S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM). The experimental strategy consisted in determining the effects of exogenous polyamines and inhibitors of polyamine biosynthetic pathway on growth, polyamine accumulation and ethylene production. Exogenous putrescine or spermidine decreased polyamine contents and ethylene production. Inhibitors of the diamine putrescine biosynthesis, DFMO and DFMA, induced a reduction of both polyamine content and ethylene production with an increase of HNO callus growth. However, when a mixture of the two inhibitors was used, an increase of ethylene production was observed without any effect on growth. The inhibitors of spermidine synthase (CHA) and of SAM decarboxylase (MGBG) also decreased polyamine content and ethylene production with different effects on growth according to the concentrations used. The combination of the two inhibitors (CHA + MGBG) increased ethylene production of the HNO callus. The effect of growth regulators (auxin and cytokinin) on growth and ethylene production of HNO callus is also discussed. These results suggest that polyamines affect directly the ethylene biosynthesis. In the absence of an exogenous hormonal control, the lower ethylene metabolism of HNO callus could not be explained by a competition with polyamines for their common precursor. [less ▲]

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See detailPulmonary perfusion redistribution in exercises horses
Votion, Dominique ULg; Harmegnies, N. F.; Duvivier, D. H. et al

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine (2000), 41

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See detailHyperammonemia after high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation.
Frere, Pascale ULg; Canivet, Jean-Luc ULg; Gennigens, Christine ULg et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (2000), 26(3), 343-5

We report a patient with multiple myeloma who suffered from hyperammonemia after a second stem cell autograft. This syndrome is not well known but is associated with a high mortality rate. Considering the ... [more ▼]

We report a patient with multiple myeloma who suffered from hyperammonemia after a second stem cell autograft. This syndrome is not well known but is associated with a high mortality rate. Considering the possibility of this diagnosis in patients developing confusion and neurological degradation with respiratory alkalosis after intensive chemotherapy, could allow earlier treatment and perhaps improved survival. Possible mechanisms and potential therapies are discussed. With rapid recognition and treatment of the syndrome, the patient fully recovered. One and a half years later, she is still alive and well, on interferon for persisting myeloma. [less ▲]

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See detailStructural and electronic properties of high-temperature fluid selenium
Raty, Jean-Yves ULg; Saul, A.; Gaspard, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Computational Materials Science (2000), 17(2-4), 239-242242

A semi-empirical tight-binding energy model is developed for selenium. It includes s and p electrons as well as an empirical description of the dispersion forces. The band structure parameters are ... [more ▼]

A semi-empirical tight-binding energy model is developed for selenium. It includes s and p electrons as well as an empirical description of the dispersion forces. The band structure parameters are obtained by fitting ab initio calculations. The simulated liquid structures are in very good agreement with the most recent X-ray scattering and EXAFS measurements. The Monte Carlo simulations performed show that the complex liquid structures observed result from the breaking and branching of the selenium chains. The total coordination number is shown to result from the balance between one-, two- and three-fold coordinated atoms. The role of these defects is discussed in relationship with the electrical conductivity of the liquid, i.e. the semiconductor-metal and metal-non-metal transitions observed at high pressure and temperature [less ▲]

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See detailSystemic Induction Of Phytoalexins In Cucumber In Response To Treatments With Fluorescent Pseudomonads
Ongena, MARC ULg; Daayf, F.; Jacques, Philippe ULg et al

in Plant Pathology (2000), 49(4),

The Pseudomonas putida isolate BTP1 and its sid2 mutant M3 were recently reported to protect cucumber against Pythium aphanidermatum root rot. This protection was mainly associated with an accumulation of ... [more ▼]

The Pseudomonas putida isolate BTP1 and its sid2 mutant M3 were recently reported to protect cucumber against Pythium aphanidermatum root rot. This protection was mainly associated with an accumulation of antifungal phenolics in the treated roots. In this study, analyses of root extracts from split-root experiments showed that these phytoalexins were produced systemically. Indeed, several antifungal molecules accumulated similarly in both treated and nontreated root parts of plants protected against P. aphanidermatum with BTP1 or M3. In addition, analyses of leaf samples also revealed increased amounts of fungitoxic molecules in PGPR-treated plants, although the nature of these molecules appeared to be different from those detected in roots. The antifungal compounds isolated both from roots and leaves were mainly detected in acid-hydrolyzed extracts containing aglycones. These results suggest that PGPR can elicit phytoalexins systemically in cucumber and that the overall defence response is not based on a single phytoalexin but is chemically complex and organ-specific. [less ▲]

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See detailEarly-stage endometriosis: adhesion and growth of human menstrual endometrium in nude mice
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Casanas-Roux, Françoise; Donnez, Jacques

in Fertility and Sterility (2000), 74(2), 306-12

Objective: To evaluate the implantation of menstrual endometrium and the early stages of evolution of endometriotic lesions. Design: Experimental prospective study. Setting: An academic research ... [more ▼]

Objective: To evaluate the implantation of menstrual endometrium and the early stages of evolution of endometriotic lesions. Design: Experimental prospective study. Setting: An academic research environment. Animals: Ten nude mice. Intervention(s): A minilaparotomy was performed to place fresh human menstrual endometrial samples in the peritoneal cavity. Removal of the transplants was performed successively on days 1, 3, and 5 by laparotomy. Main Outcome Measure(s): Adhesion of endometrial fragments and early stages of endometrial lesions was morphologically and immunohistochemically studied. Result(s): As early as day 1, stromal cells were found to be attached to the mesothelium. A progressive reorganization of epithelial and stromal cells into endometrial glands was observed. On day 5, cystic endometriotic lesions were characterized by more extensive proliferative activity in glandular cells and a higher VEGF score in stromal cells than that observed in previously removed transplants. Conclusion(s): Menstrual human endometrium is able to implant on intact mesothelium and to reorganize itself into structured glands and stroma under the influence of unknown factors. We suggest that stromal and glandular cells have two distinct roles: stromal cells are involved in the attachment process and glandular cells in the growth of the endometriotic lesion. [less ▲]

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See detailEnantioseparation of aminoglutethimide with cyclodextrins in capillary electrophoresis and studies of selector-selectand interactions using NMR spectroscopy and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.
Chankvetadze, Bezhan; Fillet, Marianne ULg; Burjanadze, N. et al

in Enantiomer (2000), 5(3-4), 313-22

The enantiomers of aminoglutethimide [2-(p-aminophenyl)-2-ethylglutarimide, AGT] can be resolved in CE using all of three most commonly used native cyclodextrins (CD): alpha-, beta-, and gamma-CDs. The ... [more ▼]

The enantiomers of aminoglutethimide [2-(p-aminophenyl)-2-ethylglutarimide, AGT] can be resolved in CE using all of three most commonly used native cyclodextrins (CD): alpha-, beta-, and gamma-CDs. The migration order of the enantiomers was opposite using beta-CD compared to alpha- and gamma-CDs as chiral selectors. In order to examine some underlying mechanisms of the chiral recognition the interaction of AGT with the chiral selectors was studied with one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The Job's and Scott's plots constructed based on the complexation-induced chemical shifts (CICS) observed in NMR spectra provided some preliminary information on the stoichiometry of the intermolecular complexes but did not seem to be absolutely reliable perhaps because the self-association of the analyte molecules and the formation of multiple type selectand-selector complexes. Therefore, an attempt was made to characterize the complexes using ESI-MS. This technique provided information on the stoichiometry and relative affinity constants of selector-selectand complexes. The information on the structure of complexes in the solution was obtained using one-dimensional rotating frame nuclear Overhauser enhancement (1D-ROESY) NMR spectroscopic studies. Significant differences were observed between the structures of the AGT complexes with beta- and gamma-CD. [less ▲]

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See detailcompte rendu de : Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Mythologie et littérature à Rome. La réécriture des mythes aux Iers siècles avant et après J.-C.
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (2000), 13

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See detailL'évaluation externe en lecture menée à l'entrée en 3e secondaire : morceaux choisis
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Cahiers du Service de Pédagogie Expérimentale (SPE) (2000), (1-2), 7-11

En octobre 1998, une évaluation externe en lecture s'est déroulée dans un échantillon représentatif de classes de 3e année de l'enseignement secondaire en Communauté française de Belgique. A cette ... [more ▼]

En octobre 1998, une évaluation externe en lecture s'est déroulée dans un échantillon représentatif de classes de 3e année de l'enseignement secondaire en Communauté française de Belgique. A cette occasion, on a non seulement évalué dans quelle mesure les élèves maîtrisent certaines des compétences essentielles reprises dans les socles, mais aussi tenté de comprendre les rapports complexes que les adolescents entretiennent avec le monde de l'écrit. [less ▲]

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See detailRisedronate reverses bone loss in postmenopausal women with low bone mass: results from a multinational, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. BMD-MN Study Group.
Fogelman, I; Ribot, C; Smith, R et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (2000), 85(5), 1895-900

Our objective was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of risedronate in postmenopausal women with low bone mass. Women with a mean lumbar spine T-score of -2 or less (n = 543) received 24 months ... [more ▼]

Our objective was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of risedronate in postmenopausal women with low bone mass. Women with a mean lumbar spine T-score of -2 or less (n = 543) received 24 months of placebo or risedronate (2.5 or 5 mg/day). All received calcium (1 g/day). The principal outcome measures were bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine, femoral neck, and femoral trochanter. At 24 months, lumbar spine BMD increased from baseline by 4% with 5 mg risedronate and 1.4% in the 2.5-mg group, compared with no change with placebo. Efficacy was similar in women who were less than 5 yr and more than 5 yr postmenopausal. At 24 months, risedronate (5 mg) had also increased BMD at the femoral neck and trochanter, whereas BMD decreased in the placebo group. BMD increases were seen at all three sites with risedronate (5 mg) after only 6 months of therapy. Risedronate was well tolerated; upper gastrointestinal adverse events were similar to placebo. We conclude that risedronate (5 mg) increases BMD rapidly and effectively and is well tolerated in postmenopausal women with low bone mass, regardless of time since menopause. [less ▲]

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See detailSimilar Efficiency of DNA-Liposome Complexes and Retrovirus-Producing Cells for Hsv-Tk Suicide Gene Therapy of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Princen, Frederic; Lechanteur, Chantal ULg; Lopez, Marie-Josée ULg et al

in Journal of Drug Targeting (2000), 8(2), 79-89

Several experimental approaches have been tested for suicide gene delivery into tumor cells, including viral and non-viral vectors. In this study, we compared the efficiency of Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 ... [more ▼]

Several experimental approaches have been tested for suicide gene delivery into tumor cells, including viral and non-viral vectors. In this study, we compared the efficiency of Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 thymidine kinase gene (HSV-tk) delivery by retrovirus-producing cells and DNA/liposome complexes for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis induced in syngeneic rats by DHD/K12 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells. After in vitro determination of the best transduction conditions, rats were treated with multiple intraperitoneal injections of plasmid DNA containing one or two copies of CMV-driven HSV-tk gene (pCMV-TK and p(CMV-TK)2, respectively) associated with LipofectAMINE, each injection being followed by a Ganciclovir (GCV) course. Animals treated by DNA/liposome complexes and GCV or with retrovirus-producing cells and GCV showed a similar increase of survival as compared to the control group. After DNA/ liposome injections, expression of the tk transgene was detected in tumor nodes (epiploon) and also in liver, lung, spleen, bowels and brain. The expression was not homogeneous throughout the different organs and most likely reflected the transfection of only a limited number of cells. [less ▲]

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See detailA further locality with foliicolous lichens in Italy, with taxonomical and ecological data on foliicolous lichens in Western Europe
Puntillo, Domenico; Bricaud, Olivier; Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg

in Cryptogamie. Mycologie (2000), 21

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See detailDonor lymphocyte infusion to eradicate recurrent host hematopoiesis after allogeneic BMT for sickle cell disease.
Baron, Frédéric ULg; Dresse, Marie-Françoise ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Transfusion (2000), 40(9), 1071-3

BACKGROUND: Donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) is currently standard therapy for relapse of malignancies after allogeneic BMT. Several observations suggest that both normal and leukemic progenitor cells of ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) is currently standard therapy for relapse of malignancies after allogeneic BMT. Several observations suggest that both normal and leukemic progenitor cells of host origin constitute effective target cells for donor-derived lymphocytes. To prevent relapse of sickle cell disease (SCD), a child with evidence of decreasing mixed chimerism received DLIs 8 months after allogeneic BMT for SCD. CASE REPORT: A 4-year-old child who was homozygous for SCD underwent a transplantation of bone marrow from his fully HLA-matched sister. Routine detection of sex chromosomes in bone marrow cells evidenced decreasing mixed chimerism, which heralded a probably imminent recurrence of the disease. The patient received two DLIs in graded incremental doses on Days 234 and 267. One month later, he developed grade 2 acute GVHD that responded well to corticosteroids and cyclosporine. RESULTS: DLI resulted in complete donor chimerism within 2 months of the second infusion. Now, 2 years after the second DLI, the patient is in excellent condition, with normal Hb and excellent growth and development. CONCLUSION: This is the first report of successful use of DLI in a patient with probable imminent SCD recurrence after allogeneic BMT. It shows that DLI can displace residual host HPCs in case of recurrence of nonmalignant disease after allogeneic BMT. [less ▲]

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See detailCorrelation of the proposed Conodont based Upper Devonian substages boundary levels into the neritic and terrestrial Miospore zonation
Streel, Maurice ULg; Loboziak

in Newsletter. Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (2000), 17

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See detailMultivariate optimization approach for the separation of water-soluble vitamins and related compounds by capillary electrophoresis.
Fotsing, Lucas; Boulanger, Bruno ULg; Chiap, Patrice ULg et al

in Biomedical Chromatography : BMC (2000), 14(1), 10-1

Multivariate optimization approach for the separation of water-soluble vitamins and related compounds by capillary electrophoresis.

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See detailStructural effects of the active site mutation cysteine to serine in Bacillus cereus zinc-beta-lactamase.
Chantalat, L.; Duee, E.; Galleni, Moreno ULg et al

in Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society (2000), 9(7), 1402-6

Beta-lactamases are involved in bacterial resistance. Members of the metallo-enzyme class are now found in many pathogenic bacteria and are becoming thus of major clinical importance. Despite the ... [more ▼]

Beta-lactamases are involved in bacterial resistance. Members of the metallo-enzyme class are now found in many pathogenic bacteria and are becoming thus of major clinical importance. Despite the availability of Zn-beta-lactamase X-ray structures their mechanism of action is still unclear. One puzzling observation is the presence of one or two zincs in the active site. To aid in assessing the role of zinc content in beta-lactam hydrolysis, the replacement by Ser of the zinc-liganding residue Cys168 in the Zn-beta-lactamase from Bacillus cereus strain 569/H/9 was carried out: the mutant enzyme (C168S) is inactive in the mono-Zn form, but active in the di-Zn form. The structure of the mono-Zn form of the C168S mutant has been determined at 1.85 A resolution. Ser168 occupies the same position as Cys168 in the wild-type enzyme. The protein residues mostly affected by the mutation are Asp90-Arg91 and His210. A critical factor for the activity of the mono-Zn species is the distance between Asp90 and the Zn ion, which is controlled by Arg91: a slight movement of Asp90 impairs catalysis. The evolution of a large superfamily including Zn-beta-lactamases suggests that they may not all share the same mechanism. [less ▲]

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See detailModelaçao numérica do comportamento de uma estrutura metalica sujeita à acçao do fogo - Analise de varios cenarios de incëndio
Vila Real, P. M. M.; Piloto, P. A. G.; Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

in Revista Portuguesa de Engenharia de Estruturas (RPEE) (2000), 47

In this work it has been analysed several possible fire scenarios in a steel structure of a commercial building, in order to find which one corresponds to the lowest fire resistance of the structure. It ... [more ▼]

In this work it has been analysed several possible fire scenarios in a steel structure of a commercial building, in order to find which one corresponds to the lowest fire resistance of the structure. It has been used a geometrically and materially non-linear finite element program specially established for the analysis of structures submitted to the fire. As the analysed structure doesn't reach the fire resistance suggested by the Portuguese standards, some solutions are proposed to increase its fire resistance. [less ▲]

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See detailInitial Medical Management of Severe Acute Ulcerative Colitis
Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2000), 63(3, Jul-Sep), 275-8

Severe colitis is life-threatening complication of ulcerative colitis. Early recognition of the severity of the colitis, intensive medical therapy and prompt surgery when necessary have all contributed to ... [more ▼]

Severe colitis is life-threatening complication of ulcerative colitis. Early recognition of the severity of the colitis, intensive medical therapy and prompt surgery when necessary have all contributed to improved outcome. Initial medical treatment should be instituted as soon as the diagnosis is made with an intravenous corticosteroid associated with supportive treatment. If the patient fails to response to this intensive treatment after 5-7 days, cyclosporin should be initiated. If cyclosporin is not used then colectomy should be performed immediately. Moreover, significant deterioration at any point during medical therapy is an indication for colectomy. The gravity of the patient's condition require close interaction between physician an surgeon. [less ▲]

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