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See detailEtude de la variabilité sinusale par analyses temporelle et spectrale: intérêt clinique et perspectives
Bilge, A.; Pierard, Luc ULg; Kulbertus, Henri ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(3), 120-5

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See detailAttraction, narration et culture de classe. Trois voyages dans la mine
Mélon, Marc-Emmanuel ULg

in Revue belge du cinéma (1995), 38-39

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See detailEndogenous Glutamate Involvement in Pulsatile Secretion of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone: Evidence from Effect of Glutamine and Developmental Changes
Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre ULg; Gerard, Arlette ULg; Alvarez Gonzalez, Maria-Luz ULg et al

in Endocrinology (1995), 136(3), 911-6

The secretion of GnRH can be stimulated by glutamate (GLU) and GLU agonists, whereas GLU receptor antagonists inhibit GnRH. Using 6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine (DON), an inhibitor of glutaminase, we aimed to ... [more ▼]

The secretion of GnRH can be stimulated by glutamate (GLU) and GLU agonists, whereas GLU receptor antagonists inhibit GnRH. Using 6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine (DON), an inhibitor of glutaminase, we aimed to study the involvement of endogenous GLU in GnRH secretion through the effects of impaired GLU biosynthesis from its precursor glutamine (GLN). GnRH secretion by hypothalamic explants of male rats, aged 15 and 50 days, was compared, because the frequency of spontaneous GnRH secretory pulses showed a 2-fold increase between those two ages. Using explants of 50-day-old rats, GLN elicited GnRH secretion in a similar dose-related manner as GLU. DON prevented GLN-evoked secretion of GnRH, whereas the effect of GLU was not altered. DON also markedly inhibited spontaneous pulsatile secretion of GnRH and the secretory response to veratridine, a Na+ channel opener. The inhibitory effect of DON on veratridine-evoked secretion of GnRH was directly related to the duration of exposure to DON and the frequency of GnRH secretory episodes. Using explants of 15-day-old rats, GLN could elicit GnRH release, although this response was lower than GLU-evoked secretion of GnRH. The DON concentrations required for inhibition of veratridine-evoked secretion of GnRH were lower at 15 days than at 50 days. These data indicate that 1) GLU biosynthesis from GLN is a prerequisite to the physiological mechanism of pulsatile GnRH secretion; and 2) inhibition of veratridine- or GLN-induced secretion of GnRH requires higher DON concentrations after the onset of puberty than before. This suggests that glutaminase, the enzyme controlling GLU biosynthesis from GLN, shows increased activity after the onset of puberty when the frequency of pulsatile GnRH secretion is increased as well. [less ▲]

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See detailLe BOOP: bronchiolitis obliterans and organising pneumonia, mythe ou réalité?
Weber, T.; Louis, Renaud ULg; Bury, Thierry ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(3), 108-9

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See detailNeutrophil Phagocyte Dysfunction in a Weimaraner with Recurrent Infections
Hansen, P.; Clercx, Cécile ULg; Henroteaux, Marc ULg et al

in Journal of Small Animal Practice (1995), 36(3), 128-31

A five-and-a-half-month-old male weimaraner with severe recurrent bacterial infections was assessed for immunocompetence. Results revealed a low serum immunoglobulin G concentration and defective ... [more ▼]

A five-and-a-half-month-old male weimaraner with severe recurrent bacterial infections was assessed for immunocompetence. Results revealed a low serum immunoglobulin G concentration and defective neutrophil phagocytosis. [less ▲]

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See detailSuperovulation of goats with purified pFSH supplemented with defined amounts of pLH
Nowshari, M. A.; Beckers, Jean-François ULg; Holtz, W.

in Theriogenology (1995), 43

The superovulatory response of goats treated with purified pFSH supplemented with 30, 40 or 50% pLH was compared. Sixty-four Boer goat does were synchronized by progestagen-containing ear implant ... [more ▼]

The superovulatory response of goats treated with purified pFSH supplemented with 30, 40 or 50% pLH was compared. Sixty-four Boer goat does were synchronized by progestagen-containing ear implant, randomly allotted to 3 groups and, beginning 2 d before implant removal, treated with purified pFSH supplemented with 30, 40 or 50% pLH. Each animal received 16 Armour Units of pFSH administered in 6 descending doses at 12-h intervals. Along with the last 2 injections, the does received 5 mg PGF(2alpha). Embryos were flushed either surgically or after slaughter on Day 5 or 6 after the last day of standing estrus. The percentage of animals responding to treatment was not different among groups treated with pFSH supplemented with 30, 40 or 50% pLH (76, 71 and 63%, respectively). The corresponding data for number of ovulations was 11.3 +/- 1.6, 16.3 +/- 1.8 and 16.4 +/- 2.6, for number of ova and embryos recovered 8.1 +/- 1.9, 12.0 +/- 1.5 and 13.5 +/- 2.9 and for number of transferable embryos 6.6 +/- 1.9, 9.1 +/- 1.5 and 7.1 +/- 2.1 (x +/- SEM). Results confirm the earlier finding of a good response of goats to pFSH preparations with a high FSH:LH ratio, and, although group differences were statistically nonsignificant (P > 0.05), they suggest that supplementation with approximately 40% pLH may be close to the optimum [less ▲]

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See detailVERTICAL COLUMN ABUNDANCES OF HCN DEDUCED FROM GROUND-BASED INFRARED SOLAR SPECTRA - LONG-TERM TREND AND VARIABILITY
Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg; RINSLAND, C. P.; Zander, Rodolphe ULg et al

in Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry (1995), 20(3), 299-310

A set of high-resolution IR solar spectra recorded at the International Scientific Station of the Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, from 84/06 to 93/06, and at the National Solar Observatory McMath-Pierce solar ... [more ▼]

A set of high-resolution IR solar spectra recorded at the International Scientific Station of the Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, from 84/06 to 93/06, and at the National Solar Observatory McMath-Pierce solar telescope facility on Kitt Peak, Arizona, U.S.A. from 78/05 to 92/07 have been analyzed to determine the vertical column abundances of hydrogen cyanide, HCN, above the two stations. The analysis was based on least-squares curve fitting of calculated spectra to the observations encompassing the P4 and the P8 lines of HCN respectively located at 3299.5273 and 3287.2483 cm(-1). The results obtained for the two stations indicate that no significant long-term trend affects either of the two databases; however, this analysis reveals variable increases during springtime of up to a factor of 2 in the HCN total column above the Jungfraujoch and even up to 3 above Kitt Peak. The calculated mean vertical column abundances, excluding the spring observations, are equal to (2.55 +/- 0.30) x 10(15) molec./cm(2) (S.D.) and (2.75 +/- 0.30) x 10(15) molec./cm(2) respectively above the Jungfraujoch and the Kitt Peak observatories. Based on a realistic volume mixing ratio profile, these columns translate into mean volume mixing ratios equal to 190 x 10(-12) ppv at the respective altitudes of the stations. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign of electrical conductive composites : key role of the morphology on the electrical properties of carbon black filled polymer blends
Gubbels, Frédéric; Blacher, Silvia ULg; Vanlathem, E. et al

in Macromolecules (1995), 28(5), 1559-1566

Effect of carbon black (CB) on the morphology of filled polyethylene (PE)/polystyrene (PS) blends has been investigated by image analysis of optical micrographs (2-D analysis) and by the selective ... [more ▼]

Effect of carbon black (CB) on the morphology of filled polyethylene (PE)/polystyrene (PS) blends has been investigated by image analysis of optical micrographs (2-D analysis) and by the selective extraction of one phase of the binary blends (3-D analysis). The macroscopic electrical resistivity of the filled polyblends strongly depends on the selective localization of CB in one phase or at the interface and above all on the double percolation, i.e. percolation of the polymer phases and percolation of the CB particles. The selective localization of CB in the PE phase has remarkable effects on the polyblend phase morphology. The phase cocontinuity is indeed extended over a much larger composition range, and the phase morphology is stabilized toward post-thermal treatment at 200 degrees C. In the case of double percolation and selective localization of CB at the polyblend interface, electrical conductivity is observed at a CB content as low as 0.4 wt %. [less ▲]

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See detailPlasticization of biphasic ionomers by chemically identical, short, monofunctional oligomers
Plante, Michel; Bazuin, C Géraldine; Jérôme, Robert ULg

in Macromolecules (1995), 28(5), 1567-1574

Blends of carboxylated polystyrene ionomers containing 7 mol% of ionic units and carboxylate-terminated, monofunctional, monodisperse styrene oligomers of MW 800 were investigated by dynamic mechanical ... [more ▼]

Blends of carboxylated polystyrene ionomers containing 7 mol% of ionic units and carboxylate-terminated, monofunctional, monodisperse styrene oligomers of MW 800 were investigated by dynamic mechanical analysis and small angle X-ray scattering(SAXS). Both Cs and Ba carboxylate salts were studied,as well as blends of the Cs oligomer with homopolystyrene. The cluster phase is preferentially plasticized by the oligomers for both salts.; However, whereas the nonclustered phase of the Cs system is only a Little more plasticized than that of the Ba system, the cluster phase in the Cs system undergoes dramatic plasticization, the cluster transition disappearing at 5 wt % oligomer content. Simultaneously, the SAXS ''ionomer peak'' disappears. A peak reappears at 20 wt % oligomer content, suggesting the development of a new morphology, proposed to be micelles or ''inverted multiplets''. The difference between the two systems is attributed to the much stronger electrostatic interactions in the Ba system; this is analyzed in terms of elementary ion units. It is concluded that, whereas the nature of the nonpolar tail is relatively unimportant, the nature and strength of the electrostatic interactions involved can be of critical importance to the plasticization effects in blends of ionomers with short, monofunctional oligomers. [less ▲]

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See detailFungi die onychomycosis veroorzaken in Nederland
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (1995), 139

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See detailExcitation spectrum of FE2+ in a tetrahedral potential - Dynamic Jahn-Teller effect
Colignon, David ULg; Kartheuser, Eduard ULg; Rodriguez, Sergio et al

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (1995)

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See detailOverproduction and properties of the mannuronate alginate lyase AlxMB
Malissard, Martine; Chavagnat, Frédéric; Duez, Colette ULg et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (1995), 126(2), 105-111

In previous studies (Malissard et al., FEMS Microbiol. Lett. (1993) 110, 101-106), the alginate lyase AlxM of the marine bacterium ATCC 433367 was produced in Escherichia coli TC4/pAL-A3 with a yield of ... [more ▼]

In previous studies (Malissard et al., FEMS Microbiol. Lett. (1993) 110, 101-106), the alginate lyase AlxM of the marine bacterium ATCC 433367 was produced in Escherichia coli TC4/pAL-A3 with a yield of 50 mu g per litre of culture. The polypeptide chain was cleaved between two cysteine residues, C169 and C183, themselves linked by a disulphide bridge. AlxM has now been overproduced in E. coli BL21(DE3)/pAL-Sur/pLysS. Under conditions in which formation of inclusion bodies can be avoided, the enzyme is synthesized as a catalytically active, water-soluble, unnicked polypeptide with a yield of 32 mg per litre of culture. It has been purified to protein homogeneity using a one-step procedure. The nicked ALxM(A) and unnicked ALxM(B) alginate lyases have identical alginate-degrading activities at high salt concentrations. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-term photometry of variables at ESO. III. The third data catalogue (1990-1992).
Manfroid, Jean ULg; Sterken, C.; Cunow, B. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1995), 109

In this paper we present the third catalogue of photometric data in the Stroemgren system obtained during the period October 1990-January 1992 in the framework of the Long-Term Photometry of Variables ... [more ▼]

In this paper we present the third catalogue of photometric data in the Stroemgren system obtained during the period October 1990-January 1992 in the framework of the Long-Term Photometry of Variables (LTPV) program at the European Southern Observatory. The catalogue is available in computer readable form at the Centre de Donnees de Strasbourg. [less ▲]

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See detailThe importance of new chemical sources for the hot oxygen geocorona
Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Richards, P. G.; Shematovich, V. I. et al

in Geophysical Research Letters (1995), 22

Exothermic reactions involving metastable neutrals and ions were recently proposed as sources of hot oxygen atoms in addition to the classical O2(+) and NO(+) dissociative recombination. The Boltzmann ... [more ▼]

Exothermic reactions involving metastable neutrals and ions were recently proposed as sources of hot oxygen atoms in addition to the classical O2(+) and NO(+) dissociative recombination. The Boltzmann equations for thermal and nonthermal populations of O atoms are solved with Monte Carlo stochastic simulation method. It is shown that the calculated energy distribution functions of O atoms are significantly in nonequilibrium in the transition region between the thermosphere and the exosphere. It is found that the inclusion of additional sources leads to stronger disturbances of the energy distribution function and, as a consequence, increases the nonthermal fraction of hot O atoms. The variation of the vertical distribution of hot O between solar maximum and minimum conditions is also evaluated and shows good agreement with the available experimental evidence. [less ▲]

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See detailElectrical resistivity of AnT2Al3 (An = Np, Pu; T = Ni, Pd)
Seret, Alain ULg; Wastin, Franck; Waerenborgh, Joan-Carlos et al

in Physica B: Condensed Matter (1995), 206 & 207

Structural data and resistivity studies of NpNi2Al3, NpxU1−xPd2Al3 (x = 1, 0.5, 0.3, 0.1) and PuPd2Al3 are reported. The resistivity curves display Kondo features and clear anomalies at the magnetic ... [more ▼]

Structural data and resistivity studies of NpNi2Al3, NpxU1−xPd2Al3 (x = 1, 0.5, 0.3, 0.1) and PuPd2Al3 are reported. The resistivity curves display Kondo features and clear anomalies at the magnetic transition. Moreover, at least two kinds of magnetic structure exist in these compounds, one favouring the electrical conductivity and the other decreasing it. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetic properties of Np2T2Sn compounds
Sanchez, Jean-Pierre; Colineau, E.; Jeandey, C. et al

in Physica B: Condensed Matter (1995), 206 & 207

The magnetic properties of the Np2T2Sn series investigated by 237Np Mössbauer spectroscopy are reported. Magnetic ordering is shown to occur for T --- Ni, Pd, Pt, whereas the Np ions do not carry a local ... [more ▼]

The magnetic properties of the Np2T2Sn series investigated by 237Np Mössbauer spectroscopy are reported. Magnetic ordering is shown to occur for T --- Ni, Pd, Pt, whereas the Np ions do not carry a local moment when T --- Co, Ru, Rh. Comparisons are made with the corresponding Np2T2In and U2T2Sn compounds. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. A propos d'un cas de sécrétion ectopique d'ACTH
Biessaux, Yves ULg; Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Scheen, A. J. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(2), 55-6

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See detailMagnetic kinetic growth-models
Ausloos, Marcel ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg; Cloots, Rudi ULg

in Journal of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (1995), 140(Part 3), 2185-2186

Magnetic kinetic growth models are kinetic growth model(s), like the Eden or the DLA models, but allow for the growth to have an extra degree of freedom (a 'spin') which can be coupled to an external ... [more ▼]

Magnetic kinetic growth models are kinetic growth model(s), like the Eden or the DLA models, but allow for the growth to have an extra degree of freedom (a 'spin') which can be coupled to an external field. Two-dimensional simulations show interesting morphologies and parameter dependences. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of agrometeorological data bases and software in agrometeorological training in developing countries.
Tychon, Bernard ULg; Tonnard, Victor

in FAO Agrometeorology series (1995), 13

The paper covers a Belgian agrometeorological training course intended for francophone students from developing countries who have completed a minimum of four years training in agrometeorology. Today ... [more ▼]

The paper covers a Belgian agrometeorological training course intended for francophone students from developing countries who have completed a minimum of four years training in agrometeorology. Today, many of our students are heads of agrometeorological departments and divisions. THey are interested in everything that could promote agrometeorological methods to preserve food security and the natural resources of their country. During the past few years, the students have been trained in using microcomputers and solving simple agro-meteorological problems as part of the course. The results obtained so far can now be evaluated, since the microcomputer training began a few years ago; some comments on the future development of this approach are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailAmpd, Essential for Both Beta-Lactamase Regulation and Cell Wall Recycling, Is a Novel Cytosolic N-Acetylmuramyl-L-Alanine Amidase
Jacobs, Christine ULg; Joris, Bernard ULg; Jamin, M. et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1995), 15(3), 553-9

In enterobacteria, the ampD gene encodes a cytosolic protein which acts as a negative regulator of beta-lactamase expression. It is shown here that the AmpD protein is a novel N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanine ... [more ▼]

In enterobacteria, the ampD gene encodes a cytosolic protein which acts as a negative regulator of beta-lactamase expression. It is shown here that the AmpD protein is a novel N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanine amidase (E.C.3.5.1.28) participating in the intracellular recycling of peptidoglycan fragments. Surprisingly, AmpD exhibits an exclusive specificity for substrates containing anhydro muramic acid. This anhydro bond is mainly found in the peptidoglycan degradation products formed by the periplasmic lytic transglycosylases and thus might behave as a 'recycling tag' allowing the enzyme to distinguish these fragments from the newly synthesized peptidoglycan precursors. The AmpD substrate (or substrates) which accumulates in the absence of the corresponding enzymatic activity acts as an intracellular positive effector for beta-lactamase expression and might represent an element of a communication network between the chromosome and the cell wall peptidoglycan. [less ▲]

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See detailMacrofagos e factor a de necrose tumoral na necrolise epidermica toxica
Paquet, Philippe ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULg et al

in Arquivos de Dermatologia (1995), 2

ANTECEDENTES: Estudiamos las características inmunopatològicas de 5 casos de necrólisis epidérmica tóxica utilizando un amplio panel de anticuerpos. OSERVACIONES: El patrón y grado del infiltrado celular ... [more ▼]

ANTECEDENTES: Estudiamos las características inmunopatològicas de 5 casos de necrólisis epidérmica tóxica utilizando un amplio panel de anticuerpos. OSERVACIONES: El patrón y grado del infiltrado celular inflamatorio varió dependiendo del estado de la enfermedad. La principal característica constante fue la importante implicación de la línea monocito-macrófago, incluyendo dendrocitos factor XIIIa+ HLA-DR+ y macrófagos CD68+ Mac 387+, antes y durante la necrosis epidérmica. El número de linfocitos CD4+ y CD8+ era comparativamente reducido. Ello se asociaba con un denso marcaje para el factor de necrosis tumoral alfa en la epidermis. CONCLUSIONES: Las células de estirpe monocito-macrófago superan en nùmero ampliamente a los linfocitos en las lesiones de la necrólisis epidérmica tóxica. El factor de necrosis tumoral alfa es problablemente una de las citocinas principales responsables de la necrosis. [less ▲]

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See detailSimulated growth and microstructure of DyBa2Cu3O7-X with and without Dy2BaCUO5 addition
Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg; Cloots, Rudi ULg; Ausloos, Marcel ULg

in Journal of Materials Research (1995), 10(2), 268-273

We present optical observations of magnetically melt-textured DyBa2Cu307-x with and without 20 wt. % excess of Dy2BaCu05. From these observations, we propose some kinetic mechanism of the growth of 123 ... [more ▼]

We present optical observations of magnetically melt-textured DyBa2Cu307-x with and without 20 wt. % excess of Dy2BaCu05. From these observations, we propose some kinetic mechanism of the growth of 123 compounds. Kinetic processes can simulated on computers. Two (very) simple models derived from the well-known Eden model are presented. They simulate the growth of the grain front. The simulated patterns agree with the observations. The microstructure of such materials cannot be explained by thermodynamic and chemical considerations alone, but explanations must include the kinetics of the growth front as well. From our observations, we conclude that the growth probability ratios g(110)/g(100)/g(001) are of the order of 10 and 50, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailElectronic properties of U2Ni2Sn
Kindo, Koichi; Fukushima, T.; Kumada, T. et al

in Journal of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (1995), 140-144(2), 1369-1370

We report on the bulk electronic properties of U2Ni2Sn, which crystallizes in the tetragonal U3Si2 structure. Pronounced anomalies in the temperature dependencies of magnetic susceptibility, specific heat ... [more ▼]

We report on the bulk electronic properties of U2Ni2Sn, which crystallizes in the tetragonal U3Si2 structure. Pronounced anomalies in the temperature dependencies of magnetic susceptibility, specific heat and electrical resistivity indicate magnetic ordering below TN = 26 K. An antiferromagnetic ground state is corroborated by the occurrence of three metamagnetic transitions at about 30, 39 and 51 T in the field dependence of the magnetization. The lack of any saturation tendency in the highest field applied (57 T) may suggest further transition(s) to occur in even higher fields. [less ▲]

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See detailComment j'explore un patient hypertendu
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(2), 91-92

Des examens complémentaires consitituent une étape importante de la prise en charge d'un patient hypertendu. Du bilan de base simple, peu coûteux et à appliquer à tous, aux examens paracliniques les plus ... [more ▼]

Des examens complémentaires consitituent une étape importante de la prise en charge d'un patient hypertendu. Du bilan de base simple, peu coûteux et à appliquer à tous, aux examens paracliniques les plus sophistiqués, la prescription nécessite cependant une personnalisation. II n'y a en effet pas une hypertension à explorer, mais des hypertendus, fort différents entre eux. Les examens à recommander vont cerner l'état actuel cardiaque, artériel et rénal ainsi que le profil de risque cardiovasculaire. Ils vont aussi rechercher une cause à l'élévation de pression si la clinique, l'anamnèse et quelques examens de laboratoire le suggèrent. [less ▲]

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See detailSpecificity and Sensitivity of Temporalis Es2 Measurements in the Diagnosis of Chronic Primary Headaches
Wang, W.; De Pasqua, Victor ULg; Gérard, P. et al

in Headache (1995), 35(2), 85-8

We have evaluated the specificity and sensitivity of temporalis ES2 measurements for the diagnosis of primary headaches. Ninety-four outpatients diagnosed according to IHS criteria were prospectively ... [more ▼]

We have evaluated the specificity and sensitivity of temporalis ES2 measurements for the diagnosis of primary headaches. Ninety-four outpatients diagnosed according to IHS criteria were prospectively included: 25 had chronic tension-type headache (code 2.2.), 15 episodic tension-type headache (code 2.1.), 20 migraine without aura (code 1.1.) and 34 chronic daily headaches with daily analgesics/ergotamine abuse (code 8.2.). In chronic tension-type, the sensitivity of the ES2 test was 84% at the 0.1 and the 0.5 Hz, but only 56% at the 2Hz stimulation rates. Its specificity was 100% at 0.1Hz, 90% at 0.5Hz and 95% at 2Hz compared to migraine; positive predictive values were at similar levels. Sensitivity of ES2 at 0.1 Hz was 67% in episodic tension-type headache, but its positive predictive value versus migraine was excellent. Comparing chronic tension-type headache and analgesic abusers, the specificity and positive predictive value of the ES2 test for diagnosing chronic tension-type headache were less satisfactory (60%) while the negative predictive values, however, remained good (83% at 0.1Hz). The results confirm that the temporalis ES2 test has a higher diagnostic sensitivity in chronic and episodic tension-type headache, but that it has a high negative predictive value for both types of tension-type headache compared to other primary headaches. For diagnostic purposes, the 0.1Hz stimulation rate seems optimal. The 2Hz stimulation rate is the least sensitive, although it may induce total disappearance of ES2 in up to 40% of patients. ES2 is of limited usefulness for separating chronic tension-type headache and chronic drug-abuse headache, possibly because the latter group comprises both tension-type headache and migraine patients. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetism in U2T2X compounds
Havela, Ladislav; Sechovsky, Vladimir; Svoboda, P. et al

in Journal of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (1995), 140-144(2), 1367-1368

Magnetic and other electronic properties are presented for the U2T2X compounds (T = late transition metal, X = Sn or In), that crystallize in the tetragonal U3Si2-type structure. They show the formation ... [more ▼]

Magnetic and other electronic properties are presented for the U2T2X compounds (T = late transition metal, X = Sn or In), that crystallize in the tetragonal U3Si2-type structure. They show the formation of 5f magnetic moments and antiferromagnetic ordering in compounds where weak 5f-d hybridization is expected. Near the onset of magnetic ordering strongly enhanced γ-values are found. Neutron-diffraction experiments on U2Pd2Sn and U2Pd2In point to a connection between the mutual coordination of U atoms and the type of magnetic anisotropy [less ▲]

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See detailPeroxidase-Catalysed Oxidation of Different Dibenzazepine Derivatives
Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Rogister, F.; Delarge, J. et al

in Archiv der Pharmazie (1995), 328(2), 109-12

According to a recent hypothesis suggesting the potential role of free radical formation in the clozapine-induced agranulocytosis, we have evaluated the susceptibility to the peroxidase-mediated oxidation ... [more ▼]

According to a recent hypothesis suggesting the potential role of free radical formation in the clozapine-induced agranulocytosis, we have evaluated the susceptibility to the peroxidase-mediated oxidation of different dibenzazepine analogues. On the one hand, compounds with an arylamine group such as clozapine or isoclozapine present a high reactivity in the horseradish peroxidase or myeloperoxidase systems and, on the other hand, fluperlapine, though known to induce agranulocytosis, and other dibenzothiazepine and dibenzoxazepine derivatives appear insensitive to oxidation. Consequently, among tricyclic derivatives, the way of diaryloxa- and diarylthiazepine compounds could be an alternative for the development of safer drugs such as antipsychotics. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution of Mutant Analysis to the Understanding of Enzyme Catalysis: The Case of Class a Beta-Lactamases
Matagne, André ULg; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1995), 1246(2), 109-27

Class A beta-lactamases represent a family of well studied enzymes. They are responsible for many antibiotic resistance phenomena and thus for numerous failures in clinical chemotherapy. Despite the facts ... [more ▼]

Class A beta-lactamases represent a family of well studied enzymes. They are responsible for many antibiotic resistance phenomena and thus for numerous failures in clinical chemotherapy. Despite the facts that five structures are known at high resolution and that detailed analyses of enzymes modified by site-directed mutagenesis have been performed, their exact catalytic mechanism remains controversial. This review attempts to summarize and to discuss the many available data. [less ▲]

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See detailSimulation of Human B-Lymphocyte Proliferation by Agm-1470, a Potent Inhibitor of Angiogenesis
Antoine, Nadine ULg; Bours, Vincent ULg; Heinen, Ernst ULg et al

in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (1995), 87(2), 136-9

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See detailLes infections cutanées dues à l'herpès
Nikkels, Arjen ULg

in Actualités Médicales Belges (1995), 8(450),

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See detailSynthesis and Processing of Bovine Herpesvirus-1 Glycoprotein H
Baranowski, Eric; Dubuisson, Jean; van Drunen Little-van den Hurk, Sylvia et al

in Virology (1995), 206(1), 651-4

The translation product of the bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1) gH gene was identified and characterized. Synthetic peptides were used to generate specific antisera and a glycoprotein of 108K was precipitated ... [more ▼]

The translation product of the bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1) gH gene was identified and characterized. Synthetic peptides were used to generate specific antisera and a glycoprotein of 108K was precipitated by one of the antisera. Cross-immunoprecipitations with monoclonal antibodies to BHV-1 glycoprotein gp108 and the anti-gH peptide antiserum demonstrated that gp108 is the translation product of the gH open reading frame. Glycoprotein gH synthesis and intracellular processing was analyzed in infected Madin-Darby bovine kidney cells using anti-gp 108 monoclonal antibodies. Glycoprotein gH is expressed as a beta-gamma protein and could be detected by radioimmunoprecipitation as early as 2 hr postinfection. Cotranslational N-glycosylation of gH is essential for the recognition by monoclonal antibodies, suggesting that N-linked glycans are involved in protein folding or that they are targets for most of monoclonal antibodies used in this study. [less ▲]

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See detailKinetic Study of Interaction between Brl 42715, Beta-Lactamases, and D-Alanyl-D-Alanine Peptidases
Matagne, André ULg; Ledent, Philippe; Monnaie, Didier et al

in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (1995), 39(1), 227-31

A detailed kinetic study of the interactions between BRL 42715, a beta-lactamase-inhibiting penem, and various beta-lactamases (EC 3.5.2.6) and D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidases (DD-peptidases, EC 3.4.16.4 ... [more ▼]

A detailed kinetic study of the interactions between BRL 42715, a beta-lactamase-inhibiting penem, and various beta-lactamases (EC 3.5.2.6) and D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidases (DD-peptidases, EC 3.4.16.4) is presented. The compound was a very efficient inactivator of all active-site serine beta-lactamases but was hydrolyzed by the class B, Zn(2+)-containing enzymes, with very different kcat values. Inactivation of the Streptomyces sp. strain R61 extracellular DD-peptidase was not observed, and the Actinomadura sp. strain R39 DD-peptidase exhibited a low level of sensitivity to the compound. [less ▲]

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See detailBasic Research and Policy Making for the Development of Vessel Traffic Management Information Systems
Marchal, Jean ULg

in Basic Research and Policy Making (1995)

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See detailIncreased Expression of Osteonectin and Osteopontin, Two Bone Matrix Proteins, in Human Breast Cancer
Bellahcene, Akeila ULg; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg

in American Journal of Pathology (1995), 146(1), 95-100

Microcalcifications are a common phenomenon associated with breast cancer and are often the only mammographic sign of a malignant breast disease. Although microcalcifications are not restricted to breast ... [more ▼]

Microcalcifications are a common phenomenon associated with breast cancer and are often the only mammographic sign of a malignant breast disease. Although microcalcifications are not restricted to breast cancer and can be also associated with benign lesions, it is noteworthy that they are composed exclusively of hydroxyapatite in breast carcinoma. Hydroxyapatite is the bone-associated phosphocalcic crystal the deposition of which in bone tissue requires the coordinated expression of several molecules such as osteonectin (OSN) and osteopontin (OPN), synthesized by cells of the osteoblastic lineage. In this study, we evaluated the expression of these two bone matrix proteins, using an immunoperoxidase technique and specific antibodies, in 79 breast lesions including 28 benign and 51 cancerous specimens. We found that normal mammary tissue associated with the lesions examined expressed generally undetectable or lightly detectable (0 or 1+) amounts of OSN and OPN (92 and 81%, respectively). Benign breast lesions, including fibroadenoma and fibrocystic dysplasia, were generally weakly stained (0 or 1+) with both anti-OSN and anti-OPN antibodies (96.4 and 60.7%, respectively). Interestingly, the majority of both in situ and invasive breast carcinoma lesions showed a strong expression (2+ or 3+) for OSN or OPN (74.5 and 84.3%, respectively). High expression of these two bone matrix proteins was associated with frequent microcalcification deposition in the lesion. This study is the first extensive study of OSN and OPN expression in mammary cancers. Our data suggest that OSN and OPN could play a role in the formation of ectopic microcalcifications often associated with breast cancer. It is also tempting to speculate that the expression of these two glycoproteins by breast cancer cells play a role in the preferred bone homing of breast metastases. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetic diffusion-limited aggregation
Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg; Ausloos, Marcel ULg

in Physical Review. E : Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics (1995), 51(1), 597-603

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See detailLe romancier en projet. Quand André Gide étudiait Georges Simenon
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Bulletin des amis d'André Gide (1995), XXVIII(105), 53-70

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See detailHypercholestérolémie modérée et coronaropathies: étude MAAS et étude 4S
Martinez, Christophe ULg; Legrand, Victor ULg; Kulbertus, Henri ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(1), 35-40

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See detailInvestigation of the Relationship between Osteoporosis and the Collagenase Gene by Means of Polymorphism of the 5'upstream Region of This Gene
Thiry-Blaise, L. M.; Taquet, A. N.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg et al

in Calcified Tissue International (1995), 56

Osteoporosis is a slowly progressing disease resulting from an imbalance between bone accretion and degradation. As interstitial collagenase is a key enzyme in the degradation of bone matrix, we ... [more ▼]

Osteoporosis is a slowly progressing disease resulting from an imbalance between bone accretion and degradation. As interstitial collagenase is a key enzyme in the degradation of bone matrix, we investigated a possible relationship between the collagenase gene and osteoporosis. Analysis of an amplified genomic DNA fragment from -524 to +52 by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and sequencing allowed us to detect three dimorphic sites upstream of base -300, one of them leading to a BanI restriction site. None of the sites could be directly associated with osteoporosis. The allele frequencies of the three dimorphic sites were estimated. The interallelic ratios were high, thus providing new useful genetic markers for linkage analysis. When comparing these ratios in osteoporotic and nonosteoporotic subjects, no significant differences could be observed. [less ▲]

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See detailA Prenatal Trisomy 21 Screening Program Using Alpha-Fetoprotein, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and Free Estriol Assays on Maternal Dried Blood
Verloes, Alain ULg; Schoos, Roland ULg; Herens, Christian ULg et al

in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1995), 172(1, Pt 1), 167-74

OBJECTIVE: The feasibility of large-scale Down syndrome maternal screening with dried blood samples and nonradioactive methods was examined. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observation study was performed on ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: The feasibility of large-scale Down syndrome maternal screening with dried blood samples and nonradioactive methods was examined. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observation study was performed on a nonselected population of 11,241 pregnant women sampled between January 1991 and September 1992, between 14 and 24 weeks' gestation (ultrasonographic scanning available for 91.6%), through a multicenter collaborative network. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for alpha-fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotropin, and free estriol were performed on dried blood samples. Risk determination was made with an in-house software implementing the multivariate gaussian log likelihood method. RESULTS: A total of 10,450 samples were eligible for the study. Mean age at term was 27.9 years. A total of 6.84% of the patients were > or = 35 years old with a prior risk of trisomy 21 > 1:350. The general positive rate of our sample was 8.15%. After calculation 31.7% with prior risk > 1:350 were still in the high-risk group; 6.36% of the low-risk group were found to be at high risk for Down syndrome. Fifteen trisomic pregnancies were observed, of which 11 had a calculated risk higher than the selected cutoff value (1:350). The overall detection rate was 73%, specificity was 92%, and positive predictive power was 1.2%. CONCLUSION: Our pilot study has shown performances within the range of conventional serum screening programs. Dried blood assays are a handy alternative to serum assays. Blot paper cards represent a simple method of sampling, well fitted for large population screening. Combined with nonradioactive methods, this method appears to be both low cost and effective. The current work apparently is the first large-scale Down screening program performed with dried blood. [less ▲]

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See detailTamoxifen and its active metabolite inhibit growth of estrogen receptor-negative MDA-MB-435 cells
Charlier, Corinne ULg; Chariot, Alain ULg; Antoine, Nadine ULg et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (1995), 49

Tamoxifen (TAM), the non-steroidal anti-estrogen most widely administered to breast cancer patients, acts, at least in part, by competing with estrogen receptors (ER). However, the existence of an ... [more ▼]

Tamoxifen (TAM), the non-steroidal anti-estrogen most widely administered to breast cancer patients, acts, at least in part, by competing with estrogen receptors (ER). However, the existence of an alternative mechanism of action for this drug is supported by the clinical observations that: (a) 30% of patients with ER-negative cancer cells respond to TAM, and (b) 30% of patients with ER-positive cancer cells are not sensitive to this anti-estrogen. In this study, we observed that growth of the human ER-negative breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-435 was inhibited by TAM and 4-hydroxytamoxifen (4OH-TAM) in a concentration-dependent fashion. Both monoclonal enzymoimmunoassay and Dextran Charcoal Coated Scatchard radioimmunoassay analysis demonstrated that this MDA-MB-435 cell line does not express ER. The absence of ER in MDA-MB-435 cells was also demonstrated at the mRNA level by both northern blot hybridization and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction techniques. MDA-MB-435 cell proliferation was not affected by 17 beta-estradiol or by the pure anti-estrogen ICI 164384, further demonstrating that the observed effects of TAM and its active metabolite on the proliferation of MDA-MB-435 cells were due to an ER-independent mechanism, yet to be identified. MDA-MB-435 thus appears to be a promising original model for the study of the alternative ER-independent mechanisms of action of TAM. [less ▲]

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See detailComment je traite ... un patient avec une insuffisance cardiaque légère ou modérée?
Pierard, Luc ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(1), 5-6

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See detailCytotoxicity towards human endothelial cells, induced by neutrophil myeloperoxidase: protection by ceftazidime.
Mathy, Marianne ULg; Deby, Ginette ULg; Deby, C. et al

in Mediators of Inflammation (1995), 4(6), 437-43

We investigated the effects of the antibiotic ceftazidime (CAZ) on the cytolytic action of the neutrophil myeloperoxidase-hydrogen peroxide-chloride anion system (MPO/H(2)O(2)/Cl(-)). In this system ... [more ▼]

We investigated the effects of the antibiotic ceftazidime (CAZ) on the cytolytic action of the neutrophil myeloperoxidase-hydrogen peroxide-chloride anion system (MPO/H(2)O(2)/Cl(-)). In this system, myeloperoxidase catalyses the conversion of H(2)O(2) and CI(-) to the cytotoxic agent HOCl. Stimulated neutrophils can release MPO into the extracellular environment and then may cause tissue injury through direct endothelial cells lysis. We showed that human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were capable of taking up active MPO. In presence of H(2)O(2) (10(-4) M), this uptake was accompanied by cell lysis. The cytolysis was estimated by the release of (51)Cr from HUVEC and expressed as an index of cytotoxicity (IC). Dose dependent protection was obtained for CAZ concentrations ranging from 10(-5) to 10(-3) M;this can be attributed to inactivation of HOCl by the drug. This protection is comparable to that obtained with methionine and histidine, both of which are known to neutralize HOCl. This protection by CAZ could also be attributed to inactivation of H(2)O(2), but when cytolysis was achieved with H(2)O(2) or O(2) (-) generating enzymatic systems, no protection by CAZ was observed. Moreover, the peroxidation activity of MPO (action on H(2)O(2)) was not affected by CAZ, while CAZ prevented the chlorination activity of MPO (chlorination of monochlorodimedon). So, we concluded that CAZ acts via HOCl inactivation. These antioxidant properties of CAZ may be clinically useful in pathological situations where excessive activation of neutrophils occurs, such as in sepsis. [less ▲]

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See detailBone mineral density of the spine and the hip measured with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry: normal range and fracture threshold for western European (Belgian) postmenopausal females.
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Janssen, C; DEROISY, Rita ULg et al

in Clinical Rheumatology (1995), 14(1), 68-75

Bone mineral density (BMD) of the spine and the different regions of interest (ROI) of the hip were measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in 278 healthy Belgian postmenopausal women and 93 ... [more ▼]

Bone mineral density (BMD) of the spine and the different regions of interest (ROI) of the hip were measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in 278 healthy Belgian postmenopausal women and 93 postmenopausal type I osteoporotic females in order to: a) determine the normal range for lumbar and hip BMD values; b) define an "hypothetical" fracture threshold in this population; c) determine the preferential region to be considered for clinical use in type I osteoporosis. In the normal subjects, there is a negative relationship (< 0.001) between age or time elapsed since menopause (Tm) and BMD measured at the level of the spine or at the ROI of the hip. For the spine, evidence of a curvilinear relationship was assessed. Regressions of BMD at the hip as a function of age or time elapsed since menopause, were best fitted by a linear relationship. In the population of postmenopausal women who have experienced a vertebral crush fracture, no relationships were observed between spine BMD and age or Tm but the osteoporotic women had a spine BMD significantly lower compared to age-matched normal controls: Z-score = -1.2 +/- 0.6 (mean +/- SD) (p < 0.0001). Fracture threshold calculated as the 90th percentile of spine BMD measured in osteoporotic patients was 0.840 g/cm2, corresponding to the mean value -1 SD for a population of women aged 51 years. [less ▲]

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See detailNew dibenzazepine derivatives with disinhibitory and/or antidepressant potential: neurochemical and behavioural study in the open-field and forced swimming tests.
Bruhwyler, J.; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Lejeune, C. et al

in Behavioural pharmacology (1995), 6(8), 830-838

Original bioisosteric analogues of clozapine were evaluated for potential disinhibitory and/or antidepressant effects using the open-field test in the rat and Porsolt's forced swimming test in the mouse ... [more ▼]

Original bioisosteric analogues of clozapine were evaluated for potential disinhibitory and/or antidepressant effects using the open-field test in the rat and Porsolt's forced swimming test in the mouse. Attempts to relate the behavioural results to the binding affinities for dopamine (D1, D2), serotonin (5-HT(2)) and muscarinic (M) receptors were also undertaken. In the open-field test, two main profiles were observed. The first profile corresponded to disinhibitory molecules resembling diazepam and ritanserin. The second profile corresponded to antipsychotic compounds resembling either typical (haloperidol, clothiapine) or atypical (clozapine) neuroleptics. The results obtained in the forced swimming test confirmed the neuroleptic-like activity of the second group of compounds, while two compounds of the first group (JL 3 and JL 26) showed an antidepressant-like activity, JL 3 being as active as imipramine. While it was not possible to relate the first profile to any binding interaction, a relation could be established among the second group of compounds between the typical or atypical antipsychotic behavioural profile and the 5-HT(2)/D2 ratio. [less ▲]

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See detailMethode d’évaluation radiologique du parage et de l’extremité digitée du cheval dans un plan frontal
Serteyn, Didier ULg; Miesen, M.; Caudron, I. et al

in Journal Européen de Maréchalerie (1995), 7

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See detailConformational-Analysis Of The Calcium Complexes Formed By Meglitinide Analogs
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; Malaisse, Wj.

in Research Communications In Molecular Pathology and Pharmacology (1995), 90(1), 153-64

The conformation of calcium complexes formed with meglitinide and its hypoglycemic analogs KAD-1229, A-4166, S 3075 and repaglinide was analyzed by a semi-empirical procedure, which includes calculation ... [more ▼]

The conformation of calcium complexes formed with meglitinide and its hypoglycemic analogs KAD-1229, A-4166, S 3075 and repaglinide was analyzed by a semi-empirical procedure, which includes calculation of the molecular hydrophobicity potential. The calcium complexes formed with KAD-1229, A-4166, repaglinide or its enantiomer, displayed favourable attributes to act as ionophores. Such was not the case for the poorly efficient insulinotropic agent meglitinide and the biologically inactive enantiomer of A-4166. The configuration of the calcium complex formed with S 3075 also failed to display the features required for a high ionophoretic capacity. [less ▲]

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See detailELECTRICAL AND THERMOMAGNETIC EFFECTS IN BI1.7PB0.3SR2CA2CU3O10 SUPERCONDUCTING CERAMICS
Pekala, M.; Bougrine, Hassan ULg; Ausloos, Marcel ULg

in Journal of Physics : Condensed Matter (1995), 7(28), 5607-5621

We report the electrical resistivity and thermoelectric power of polycrystalline Pb-doped Pi 2:2:2:3 superconductors. In particular the mixed-state properties are investigated by measuring the ... [more ▼]

We report the electrical resistivity and thermoelectric power of polycrystalline Pb-doped Pi 2:2:2:3 superconductors. In particular the mixed-state properties are investigated by measuring the longitudinal and transverse (Nernst) thermoelectric power. For the first time we show the presence of hysteresis in a high magnetic field for the Nernst effect. We discuss the variation with magnetic field in the properties with respect to the zero-field case and show the power-law behaviour with exponents depending on the transport quantity. We extract 'derived properties' such as the effective mass, the transport entropy, the Ginzburg-Landau parameter, the thermal Hall angle and the activation energy and compare them with previous data on related systems. [less ▲]

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See detailActivation of mitogen-activated protein kinases by vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor in capillary endothelial cells is inhibited by the antiangiogenic factor 16-kDa N-terminal fragment of prolactin
D'Angelo, Gisela; Struman, Ingrid ULg; Martial, Joseph ULg et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1995), 92(14), 6374-8

A number of factors both stimulating and inhibiting angiogenesis have been described. In the current work, we demonstrate that the angiogenic factor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) activates ... [more ▼]

A number of factors both stimulating and inhibiting angiogenesis have been described. In the current work, we demonstrate that the angiogenic factor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) activates mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) as has been previously shown for basic fibroblast growth factor. The antiagiogenic factor 16-kDa N-terminal fragment of human prolactin inhibits activation of MAPK distal to autophosphorylation of the putative VEGF receptor, Flk-1, and phospholipase C-gamma. These data show that activation and inhibition of MAPK may play a central role in the control of angiogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailLes aliments à objectif nutritionnel particulier chez les carnivores domestiques: les nouvelles directives de la Communauté Européenne et leur application pratique dans le cadre du traitement de l'obésité
Diez, Marianne ULg; Leemans, M.; Houins, G. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1995), 139

Specific - purpose food in compagnion animals: the new directories of the European Community and practical use in the treatment of obesity. Specific - purpose foods are often suggested by veterinarians in ... [more ▼]

Specific - purpose food in compagnion animals: the new directories of the European Community and practical use in the treatment of obesity. Specific - purpose foods are often suggested by veterinarians in the treatment of many diseases in compagnion animals. From 01/07/95, the directories of the European Community are applied. The present paper gives a reading of these directories and comments on the characteristics of these foods, the specific - purpose objectives and their use. Finaly, a dietetical approach of obesity is described using the different types of specific-purpose foods actually on the mark. [less ▲]

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See detailNF-kappaB transcription factor activation by hydrogen peroxide can be decreased by 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid and its ethylester derivative
Sappey, Christine; Boelaert, J. R.; Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg et al

in Archives of Biochemistry & Biophysics (1995)

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See detailTRANSPORT STUDY OF BA-DEFICIENT THIN-FILM Y123 SUPERCONDUCTORS ENRICHED WITH NA
PEKALA, M.; Bougrine, Hassan ULg; AZOULAY, J. et al

in Superconductor Science & Technology (1995), 8(8), 660-666

Nominal Y0.3Ba0.6Na0.1CuO3-delta thin films were prepared with small grains having an orientation of the c axis perpendicular to the MgO substrate. The electrical resistivity and the thermoelectric power ... [more ▼]

Nominal Y0.3Ba0.6Na0.1CuO3-delta thin films were prepared with small grains having an orientation of the c axis perpendicular to the MgO substrate. The electrical resistivity and the thermoelectric power in the absence and in the presence of a magnetic field are reported. The magnetic field dependence of the irreversibility line is discussed. The role of the field for disentangling intragrain and intergrain effects in both coefficients is emphasized. [less ▲]

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See detailLes routes de la foi en pays mosan (IVe-XVe siècles). Sources, méthode et problématique
George, Philippe ULg

in Feuillets de la Cathédrale de Liège (1995)

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See detailPathophysiological response of bovine pulmonary function to gastric distension
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Comparative Pathology (1995), 112

The purpose was to determine whether gastric overdistension leads to lifethreatening perturbations of pulmonary gas exchange in healthy calves. Six animals were studied with normal (0 kPa) and increased ... [more ▼]

The purpose was to determine whether gastric overdistension leads to lifethreatening perturbations of pulmonary gas exchange in healthy calves. Six animals were studied with normal (0 kPa) and increased (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 kPa) intragastric pressure (IGP). Changes in pleural pressures and peak expiratory flow paralleled those of IGP. Inspiratory pressure-time index remained stable throughout the insufflation process. Pulmonary function values were characterized by abrupt changes with increasing IGP. Tidal volume declined as IGP increased and, along with inspiratory flow, decreased abruptly with the highest pressure (5 kPa). Respiratory rate progressively increased up to an IGP of 4 kPa, then decreased by 30%, due to breath-holding at the end of inspiration. Minute volume increased with IGP up to 4 kPa, but dramatically declined at 5 kPa. Total pulmonary resistance remained stable throughout the insufflation process, whereas lung dynamic compliance fell abruptly to one-half of its baseline value at IGPs of 1 kPa and above. Arterial oxygen tension was maintained at an IGP of 1 kPa, slightly diminished at 2–3 kPa, and markedly decreased at 4–5 kPa. Hypercapnia and respiratory acidosis developed progressively with increasing IGP. Changes in arterial gases were probably due to a combination of (1) alveolar hypoventilation, caused by altered tidal to dead space volume ratio, inadequate central nervous system “drive”, altered effectiveness of inspiratory muscle action, or end-inspiratory breath-holding, and (2) ventilation to perfusion mismatch, caused by perfusion of collapsed lung units. In the range of IGPs used, standardized arterial pH did not decline below the control value, which suggests that perfusion of peripheral tissues remained sufficient, and that respiratory failure rather than cardiovascular failure may be the principal physiopathological effect of increased gastric pressure [less ▲]

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See detailLes participes présents féminins actifs dans l'Avesta
Swennen, Philippe ULg

in Annali (1995)

In Avestan, much feminine present participles in the active voice are problematic. However, the behaviour of the epenthesis of the feminine suffix is quite perfectly regular.

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See detailStructure and characterization of isopyoverdin from Pseudomonas putida BTP1 and its relation to the biogenetic pathway leading to pyoverdins.
Jacques, Philippe ULg; Ongena, MARC ULg; Gwose, I. et al

in Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. C, Journal of Biosciences (1995), 50(9-10), 622-9

Pyoverdin type siderophores produced by six fluorescent Pseudomonas strains isolated from different rhizospheres were purified and characterized. The purified ferri-pyoverdins were tested for their ... [more ▼]

Pyoverdin type siderophores produced by six fluorescent Pseudomonas strains isolated from different rhizospheres were purified and characterized. The purified ferri-pyoverdins were tested for their ability to promote the growth of other strains grown under iron deficiency conditions. Only the one obtained from Pseudomonas putida BTP1 did not act as a growth promoter. The structure of the BTP1 siderophore was elucidated by spectroscopic methods and degradation studies. It turned out that it contains a chromophore which differs from the one typical for pyoverdins insofar as it carries the carboxyl group in 3- rather than in 1-position ((3S)-5-amino-1,2-dihydro-8,9-dihydroxy-3H-pyrimido[1,2a]quinoline-3- carboxylic acid). The amino group of the chromophore is substituted with the 5-carboxyl group of L-glutamic acid and its carboxyl group with the N-terminus of the peptide L-Asp-L-Ala-L-Asp-D-N5-Ac-N5-OH-Orn-L-Ser-L-c-N5-OH-Orn. This isopyoverdin fits into the biogenetic scheme which postulates ferribactins as the precursors of pyoverdins. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of acetylcholine, capsaicin and substance P effects by histamine H3 receptors in isolated perfused rabbit lungs.
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Garbarg, M. et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology (1995), 277(2-3), 243-50

The modulatory role of histamine H3 receptors in pulmonary oedema induced by acetylcholine, capsaicin and by exogenous substance P was investigated in isolated, ventilated rabbit lungs. Endothelial ... [more ▼]

The modulatory role of histamine H3 receptors in pulmonary oedema induced by acetylcholine, capsaicin and by exogenous substance P was investigated in isolated, ventilated rabbit lungs. Endothelial permeability was evaluated by measuring the capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c). Acetylcholine (10(-8) to 10(-4) M), substance P (10(-10) to 10(-6) M), capsaicin (10(-4) M) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) (10(-4) M) induced an increase in the Kf,c. Carboperamide, a novel histamine H3 receptor antagonist, induced a significant leftward shift of the concentration-response curve to acetylcholine and also enhanced the effect of capsaicin on the Kf,c, while it had no significant effect on the response to substance P and 5-HT. Imetit, a new histamine H3 receptor agonist, strongly inhibited the effects of acetylcholine and capsaicin. Imetit also strongly protected the lung against substance P effects but did not prevent the 5-HT-induced increase in the Kf,c. Carboperamide completely blocked the inhibitory effect of Imetit on the acetylcholine response. (R)-alpha-Methylhistamine, an other histamine H3 receptor agonist, had the same protective effect against acetylcholine response as Imetit. We conclude that histamine H3 receptors could protect the lung against acetylcholine- and capsaicin-induced oedema via a prejunctional modulatory effect on the C-fibres. However, since the response to exogenous substance P was also inhibited by histamine H3 receptor stimulation, the presence of such receptors at a postsynaptic level, probably on mast cells, was also suggested. [less ▲]

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See detailA Frequency-Domain Processor for ScanSAR Images
Barbier, Christian ULg; Rosello-Guasch, Josep

in Preparing for the Future (1995), 5(4), 6-7

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See detailClinical, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic improvements after L-carnitine supplementation in cardiomyopathic dog.
Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg; Clercx, Cécile ULg; Snaps, Frédéric ULg et al

in Canine Practice (1995), 20(2), 12-15

In dogs suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy, myocardial concentrations of L-carnitine are sometimes very low. A Labrador suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy was treated with L-carnitine. The dog ... [more ▼]

In dogs suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy, myocardial concentrations of L-carnitine are sometimes very low. A Labrador suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy was treated with L-carnitine. The dog showed a clear and rapid clinical improvement as well as an improvement of electrocardiographic and echocardiographic indices of cardiac function. Screening by myocardial biopsy in dogs affected by dilated cardiomyopathy and in susceptible breeds is recommended. The dog had been maintained on a strict vegetarian diet. [less ▲]

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See detailNumber and relative size of thenar motor units estimated by an adapted multiple point stimulation method.
Wang, François-Charles ULg; Delwaide, Paul ULg

in Muscle & nerve (1995), 18(9), 969-79

An adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method is described for estimating the number and relative size of thenar motor units. With this method, the median nerve was stimulated at various sites from ... [more ▼]

An adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method is described for estimating the number and relative size of thenar motor units. With this method, the median nerve was stimulated at various sites from the wrist to the elbow. To avoid alternation, only two or three clearly identifiable surface-recorded motor unit action potentials (S-MUAPs) were recruited at each point by incremental stimulation. A total of 10 S-MUAPs, elicited from four to five distinct stimulation points, was used to calculate the average S-MUAP size. By dividing the maximum M-potential size by that value, a motor unit number estimate (MUNE) was derived. In 59 healthy volunteers, from 19 to 87 years old, the mean average S-MUAP size was 87 +/- 27.6 microV.ms and the mean MUNE was 278 +/- 113 motor units. When performed repeatedly, the results were reproducible. The number of motor units declined exponentially with age while average S-MUAP sizes increased only moderately. To assess the validity of the AMPS method, its results were correlated with those obtained using the F-response technique. The correlation coefficient was 0.83 (P < 0.001). [less ▲]

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See detailPathophysiological response of bovine diaphragm function to gastric distension
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Applied Physiology (1995), 78

Because of the anatomic association of an exceptionally bulky stomach with a striking compartmentation of the chest wall, leading to the most cranial insertion of the diaphragm among mammals, gastric ... [more ▼]

Because of the anatomic association of an exceptionally bulky stomach with a striking compartmentation of the chest wall, leading to the most cranial insertion of the diaphragm among mammals, gastric overdistension in the bovine species offers a unique pathophysiological condition for the diaphragm. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether increased intragastric pressure (Pga) (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 kPa) leads to perturbations of respiratory and diaphragm function in calves. Changes in diaphragmatic strength and inspiratory action followed a biphasic pattern: 1) transdiaphragmatic pressure (Pdi) in response to constant bilateral maximal phrenic nerve stimulation at 30 Hz increased with moderate gastric distension and then fell abruptly as Pga continued to rise and 2) the magnitude of the ratio of the fall in pleural pressure to total Pdi was maintained up to a Pga amounting to 2 kPa but declined at higher pressures. We conclude that gastric distension in the bovine species provokes physiologically significant alterations of the diaphragm excitation-to-pressure generation coupling as well as of its capacity to convert Pdi into useful inspiratory pleural pressure. We suggest that these perturbations resulted from the combination of 1) altered tension-generating capacity due to compromised perfusion, 2) altered diaphragm geometry capable of altering tension-to-pressure generation coupling, and 3) modified coupling of the diaphragm with the chest wall that reduced its ability to drive inspiration [less ▲]

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See detailAneurysms of the abdominal aorta: familial and genetic aspects in three hundred thirteen pedigrees.
VERLOES, Alain ULg; SakalihasanN, Natzi ULg; Koulischer, Lucien ULg et al

in Journal of Vascular Surgery (1995), 21(4), 646-55

PURPOSE: Familial clustering of abdominal aortic aneurysm was first noticed in 1977. METHODS: Through questionnaire and phone inquiry, familial data on 324 probands with abdominal aortic aneurysms allowed ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: Familial clustering of abdominal aortic aneurysm was first noticed in 1977. METHODS: Through questionnaire and phone inquiry, familial data on 324 probands with abdominal aortic aneurysms allowed the establishment of 313 multigenerational pedigrees including 39 with multiple affected patients. RESULTS: There were 276 sporadic cases (264 men, 12 women); 81 cases belonged to multiplex pedigrees (76 men; 5 women). We compared familial and sporadic male cases; the ages at diagnosis were 64.1 +/- 7.9 years and 66.0 +/- 7.3 years (p < 0.05), respectively, the ages at rupture were 65.4 +/- 6.6 years and 75.2 +/- 8.6 years (p < 0.001), and the rupture rate was 32.4% and 8.7% (p < 0.001). Survival curves were computed. Relative risk for male siblings of a male patient was 18. We performed a segregation analysis with the mixed model, the most likely explanation for occurrence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in our families was a single gene effect showing dominant inheritance. The frequency of the morbid allele was 1:250, and its age-related penetrance was not higher than 0.4. CONCLUSION: This analysis indicates the preeminence of genetic factors on multifactorial/environmental effects of the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm. [less ▲]

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See detailPolitics in the lifeboat. Immigrants and the American Democratic Order de J.C. Harles
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in International Migration Review (1995), 28(108), 900-901

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See detailGlucose inhibits human placental GH secretion, in vitro
Patel, N.; Alsat, E.; Igout, Ahmed ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1995), 80(5), 1743-6

Human placenta specifically expresses the GH-V gene leading to the production of placental Growth Hormone (PGH). During pregnancy, PGH levels increase progressively in maternal blood, but its regulation ... [more ▼]

Human placenta specifically expresses the GH-V gene leading to the production of placental Growth Hormone (PGH). During pregnancy, PGH levels increase progressively in maternal blood, but its regulation remains unknown. In this study the effect of glucose on PGH secretion by human term placenta was tested, in vitro, by means of two different experimental models: organ culture of villous tissue and primary culture of isolated cytotrophoblasts. PGH was assayed in the culture medium by an immunoradiometric assay using a specific PGH monoclonal antibody. The presence of glucose (25 mmol/L) in the culture medium significantly inhibited (p < 0.001) the secretion of PGH by either placental villous explants or by cultured trophoblast cells. This inhibitory effect of glucose on PGH secretion was dose-dependent. More than 50% inhibition being observed with 5.5 mmol/L. In the same conditions, the daily production of hPL and hCG, were unmodified. Furthermore, the glucose-induced inhibition of PGH secretion was more effective when cultured trophoblast cells are differentiated into syncytiotrophoblast. This study demonstrates, for the first time, that among the gestational polypeptide hormones secreted by the human placenta, only PGH secretion is modulated by glucose, suggesting a key metabolic role for this hormone during pregnancy. [less ▲]

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See detailRecension de l'ouvrage de Daniel Giovannangeli, "La passion de l'origine"
Steinmetz, Rudy ULg

in Revue Internationale de Philosophie (1995)

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See detailFast Routine Production of L-[11C-methyl]methionine with Al2O3KF
Schmitz, Frédéric; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Del-Fiore, Guy et al

in Applied Radiation & Isotopes (1995), 46(9), 893-897

No-carrier-added (nca) L-[11C-methyl]methionine was prepared via the very fast S-alkylation of L-homocysteine adsorbed on AI203/KF with [11C]iodomethane at room temperature in ethanol. The alkylation was ... [more ▼]

No-carrier-added (nca) L-[11C-methyl]methionine was prepared via the very fast S-alkylation of L-homocysteine adsorbed on AI203/KF with [11C]iodomethane at room temperature in ethanol. The alkylation was realized with a radiochemical yield of 94 +/- 4% EOB (n = 20). More than 90% (n = 20) of the precursor L-homocysteine remained adsorbed on the solid support and was eliminated by a simple filtration. After reaction, neither racemization nor by-product were detected. The purification process was thus limited to a C18 Sep-Pak followed by an alumina Sep-Pak. The radiochemical purity measured on the final solution was shown to be > 99%. The only chemical contaminant was L-homocysteine (+ 10 µg). With this new technique, L-[11C-methyl]methionine was ready for injection within 10 min from [11C]CO2 with a specific activity ranging around 37 + 5.6 GBq (1 +/- 0.15 Ci)//tmol EOB. Through this procedure L-[11C-methyl]methionine can be prepared without preparative HPLC purification, This is an important simplification for the fast routine production of one of the most widely used radiopharmaceutical compounds for PET. [less ▲]

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See detailPulmonary function changes induced by three regimens of bronchodilating agents in calves with acute respiratory distress syndrome
Genicot, Bruno; Close, Roland; Lindsey, J. K. et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1995), 137(8), 183-186

Two aerosolised bronchodilators, one sympathomimetic and one parasympatholytic, were tested either alone or in combination for their ability to improve the pulmonary function of double-muscled calves ... [more ▼]

Two aerosolised bronchodilators, one sympathomimetic and one parasympatholytic, were tested either alone or in combination for their ability to improve the pulmonary function of double-muscled calves suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome. In control animals treated with 0.9 per cent saline the parameters of pulmonary function and signs of clinical distress did not change significantly within the hour following the first treatment. Among the other animals, both at one hour and seven days after the first treatment, the most clinical improvement was observed in the animals treated with both bronchodilators and the least in the animals treated with clenbuterol hydrochloride. One hour after the first treatment the respiratory system compliance of the animals treated with ipratropium bromide and the arterial oxygen tension of the animals treated with both bronchodilators were significantly enhanced. After seven days the resistive parameters, the rectal temperature and the respiratory rate were also significantly improved in the animals treated with ipratropium bromide or both bronchodilators whereas only the respiratory rate and rectal temperature were significantly reduced in the animals treated with clenbuterol hydrochloride. [less ▲]

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See detailMiospore Biozonation in the Middle Devonian - Lower Carboniferous of Europe : its application to Western Gondwana
Loboziak, S.; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias (1995), 67(3), 311-312

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See detailHow should zoster trials be conducted?
Wood, M. J.; Balfour, Hank; Beutner, Karl et al

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (1995), 36(6), 1089-1101

In 1994, an international group of interested clinicians and biostatisticians met to discuss the design of clinical trials in herpes tester. They agreed that trials in herpes tester should have ... [more ▼]

In 1994, an international group of interested clinicians and biostatisticians met to discuss the design of clinical trials in herpes tester. They agreed that trials in herpes tester should have prospectively agreed definitions of all outcome measures and plans for data analysis. In immunocompetent individuals, in whom pain is the major outcome measure, trials should only include patients over the age of 50 years, and for those recruited within 72 fi of rash onset, should be designed to demonstrate superiority of any new therapy over existing antivirals. The primary endpoint should be time to cessation of pain for at least 4 weeks and, for the purposes of statistical analysis of its duration, the pain associated with herpes tester ought to be considered as a continuum. All other variables, including the incidence of post-herpetic neuralgia and effects upon quality of life should be considered as secondary end-points. Evaluation of treatment effects on primary endpoints should be based upon an intent-to-treat (ITT) analysis and subgroup analysis should be used only to support the findings of the ITT analysis. These elements of good study design should be borne in mind in the evaluation of current and future trails of antiviral drugs in herpes zoster. [less ▲]

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See detailLes insuffisances mitrales ischémiques: principes de leur traitement chirurgical
RADERMECKER, Marc ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(7), 295-7

L'insuffisance mitrale ischémique est une manifestation peu fréquente de la maladie cotanarienne. Elle constitue par ailleurs une entité relativement mal connue. Il peut s'agir de complications aiguës ou ... [more ▼]

L'insuffisance mitrale ischémique est une manifestation peu fréquente de la maladie cotanarienne. Elle constitue par ailleurs une entité relativement mal connue. Il peut s'agir de complications aiguës ou chroniques de la maladie ischémique. Leur compréhension est facilité par la classification fonctionnelle de Carpentier. A l'occasion de cette revue, nous précisons les indications elles modalités de traitement de ce type d'insuffisance mitrale. [less ▲]

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See detailLichens and lichenicolous fungi on Laing Island (Papua New Guinea)
Aptroot, André; Diederich, Paul; Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg et al

in Bibliotheca Lichenologica (1995), 57

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See detailQuelques alternatives à la régression classique dans le cas de la colinéarité
Palm, Rodolphe ULg; Iemma, A. F.

in Revue de Statistique Appliquée (1995), XLIII(2), 5-33

In this note, we briefly describe some biased regresion methods : principal component regression, latent root regression analysis, partial least square regression, ridge regression and use of James-Stein ... [more ▼]

In this note, we briefly describe some biased regresion methods : principal component regression, latent root regression analysis, partial least square regression, ridge regression and use of James-Stein's estimators. All these methods are illustrated by an example. [less ▲]

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See detailRadiochirurgie et radiothérapie stéréotaxique
Coucke, Philippe ULg; FANKHAUSER

in Médecine et Hygiène (1995), 53(2088), 2002--2009

La radiochirurgie, appelée radiothérapie stéréotaxique lorsqu'il s'agit d'un traitement fractionné, s'effectue en Suisse depuis 1993, soit par accélérateur linéaire modifié, soit par Gamma Knife. Par ... [more ▼]

La radiochirurgie, appelée radiothérapie stéréotaxique lorsqu'il s'agit d'un traitement fractionné, s'effectue en Suisse depuis 1993, soit par accélérateur linéaire modifié, soit par Gamma Knife. Par cette technique on arrive à administrer une dose élevée de radiations à des lésions intracrâniennes circonscrites d'une taille de 3 à 4 cm au maximum, tout en ménageant les tissus normaux avoisinants. Lorsque les lésions sont plus grandes, mal délimitées, ou de forme irrégulière, c'est la radiothérapie conventionnelle et conformationnelle qui offre une meilleure répartition des doses. Les principales lésions considérées pour la radiochirurgie sont les malformations artérioveineuses, les métastases cérébrales solitaires, les méningiomes de la base, les schwannomes vestibulaires et certaines récidives focales de gliomes. [less ▲]

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See detailHysteroscopic myomectomy.
Donnez, Jacques; Polet, Roland; Smets, Mireille et al

in Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology (1995), 7(4), 311-6

Transhysteroscopic myomectomy has proved to be safe and effective with experienced operators. The use of the continuous flow hysteroscope and preoperative monitoring of intrauterine pressure has ... [more ▼]

Transhysteroscopic myomectomy has proved to be safe and effective with experienced operators. The use of the continuous flow hysteroscope and preoperative monitoring of intrauterine pressure has contributed to the prevention of fluid intravasion accidents. Effectiveness has been demonstrated in a number of recently published long-term studies. [less ▲]

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See detailHyperfine structure of infrared vanadium lines
Palmeri, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg; Aboussaïd, A. et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1995), 28

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See detailThe hydrophobic effect in protein folding.
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg

in FASEB Journal (1995), 9(7), 535-40

In this review of protein folding we consider the noncovalent interactions existing between atoms or molecules at the molecular level. The electrostatic, Van der Waals, hydrogen bonding, and hydrophobic ... [more ▼]

In this review of protein folding we consider the noncovalent interactions existing between atoms or molecules at the molecular level. The electrostatic, Van der Waals, hydrogen bonding, and hydrophobic interactions are described and their contribution to protein conformation is discussed. The growing interest in the hydrophobic effect arises from its importance in the protein folding process, and a semiempirical simulation of the free energy of solvation is proposed. In most proteins, the different forces we describe contribute to the stability of the protein conformation in a complex way. However, in the case of the apolipoproteins and cytochrome C551, the energetic contributions are easily distinguished. For this reason, these proteins are used to illustrate the importance of the different energy fields. [less ▲]

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See detailCombined radiotherapy and radioimmotherapy of human colon carcinoma grafted in nude mice.
Buchegger, F; Rojas, A; Delaloye, A et al

in Cancer Research (1995), 55

The effect of combined radioimmunotherapy (RIT) and fractionated external beam radiotherapy (RT) was assessed in two human colon cancer xenografts, Col 12 and LS174T in nude mice. These tumors were ... [more ▼]

The effect of combined radioimmunotherapy (RIT) and fractionated external beam radiotherapy (RT) was assessed in two human colon cancer xenografts, Col 12 and LS174T in nude mice. These tumors were selected for being resistant to RIT alone, as is usually the case in the clinical situation. Tumor-bearing mice were treated with a combination of five X-ray fractions over 5 days followed by RIT with two doses of 1.5 mCi 131I-labeled anticarcinoembryonic antigen monoclonal antibody F(ab')2. In Col 12 and LS174T, RIT alone achieved a regrowth delay similar to that of fractionated RT with total doses of 28 and 26 Gy, respectively. In both tumor types, an additive therapeutic effect, measured as increased regrowth delay or local control, was observed when combining RT of different dose levels with RIT. Normal tissue responses were assessed by monitoring acute peak skin reactions and blood cell count. Bone marrow depression for the combination treatment was similar to that of RIT alone; relative to skin, at equitoxic levels, no mice bearing Col 12 tumors were locally controlled with a 32 Gy RT dose alone, while this RT combined with RIT gave a local control of 100%. These studies show a therapeutic benefit when external beam RT is combined with RIT. [less ▲]

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See detailGH receptor gene TaqI RFLP and milk traits in Italian Holstein-Friesian and Simmental cattle.
Falaki, Mohamed; Renaville, Robert ULg; Sneyers, Myriam et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1995), 73(Suppl 1), 113

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See detailSuperovulation in cows with FSH preparation containing different amounts of LH
Smorag, Z.; Beckers, Jean-François ULg; Bychawski, S. et al

in Roczniki Naukowe Zootechniki (1995), 22(2), 103-108

One of the main factors influencing the effectiveness of superovulation is the quality of gonadotropin used.Especially the proportion of FSH to Lh can play an important role.In the experiment ... [more ▼]

One of the main factors influencing the effectiveness of superovulation is the quality of gonadotropin used.Especially the proportion of FSH to Lh can play an important role.In the experiment superovulatory response of cows treated with FSH containing different amounts of LH was evaluated.Observations were carried out on 120 Polish Black-and-White Lowland cows aged from 5 to 8 years.On day 9, 10 and 11 after oestrus, 40 mg of FSH containing 10,20 or 40% of LH was injected in 8 decreasing doses at 12 h intervals.In the control group 3000 IU PMSG per cow was administrated.Forty-eight hours after the initial FSH or PMSG injection, 3 ml PGF 2-alpha analog was injected to donors to induce oestrus.An average of 5.6, 5.3, 3.9 and 1.7 transferable embryos was recovered after treatment of the cows with FSH +20% LH, FSH +40% LH, FSH +10% LH and PSMG, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailEndogenous reproductive hormones and nocturnal rhythms in partner preference and sexual behavior of ATD-treated male rats.
Bakker, Julie ULg; van Ophemert, J.; Timmerman, M. A. et al

in Neuroendocrinology (1995), 62(4), 396-405

Male rats received subcutaneously silastic capsules, containing the aromatase inhibitor 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), shortly after birth. Control males were given silastic capsules containing ... [more ▼]

Male rats received subcutaneously silastic capsules, containing the aromatase inhibitor 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), shortly after birth. Control males were given silastic capsules containing cholesterol. The capsules were removed at the age of 21 days. In adulthood, blood serum was collected early and late in the dark phase of the light/dark cycle (experiment I). Testosterone and luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) fluctuated nocturnally, both in ATD and control males, with highest levels late in the dark phase. FSH levels were significantly higher in ATD males. Nocturnal levels of inhibin, a selective suppressor of pituitary FSH secretion, also fluctuated in both ATD and control males, with lowest levels late in the dark phase. In experiment II, ATD and control males were tested for partner preference behavior in a three-compartment box (choice: sexually active male vs. estrous female) early and late in the dark phase. When gonadally intact, ATD males, but not controls, showed a clear nocturnal rhythmicity in partner preference behavior and sexual behavior. Early in the dark phase, such ATD males preferred the vicinity of and interaction with a sexually active male. Late in the dark phase, this preference for the active male shifted to a preference for the estrous female. Control males preferred the estrous female. After castration and subsequent treatment with testosterone via silastic capsules, which ensured constant blood serum levels, ATD males continued to show their nocturnal rhythms in partner preference behavior and in sexual behavior. Thus, the underlying mechanism of the nocturnal rhythmicity phenomenon is an organizational effect of neonatal ATD treatment rather than an activational effect of fluctuating serum hormone levels. [less ▲]

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See detailDes histoires du cinéma en images et en sons
Belloi, Livio ULg

in Iris - Revue de théorie de l'image et du son/A Journal of Theory on Image and Sound (1995), 19(automne), 75-98

Etude de quelques fictions réflexives (dont "Singin' in the Rain" de Stanley Donen et Gene Kelly) au travers desquelles, se mettant au miroir, le cinéma réfléchit sur sa propre histoire et sur ses jalons ... [more ▼]

Etude de quelques fictions réflexives (dont "Singin' in the Rain" de Stanley Donen et Gene Kelly) au travers desquelles, se mettant au miroir, le cinéma réfléchit sur sa propre histoire et sur ses jalons essentiels. [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêt de la cyclosporine et du méthotrexate dans le traitement de l'asthme.
weber, T.; Skaventos, I.; Kayembe, J. et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1995), 53

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See detailConfirmation bias as a social skill
Dardenne, Benoît ULg; Leyens, J.

in Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin (1995), 21

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See detailInfection respiratoire équine à Bordetella bronchiseptica
Vandevenne, S.; Caudron, I.; Serteyn, Didier ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1995), 139

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See detailPhysiological measurements in horses after strenuous exercise in hot, humid conditions
Art, Tatiana ULg; Votion, Dominique ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Equine Veterinary Journal. Supplement (1995), 20

The purpose of this study was 1) to measure and compare some physiological parameters in horses during a standardised treadmill exercise performed either in temperate atmospheric conditions (TC) (ambient ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study was 1) to measure and compare some physiological parameters in horses during a standardised treadmill exercise performed either in temperate atmospheric conditions (TC) (ambient temperature: 15 degrees C; relative humidity: 55%), or in hot and humid conditions (HHC) (ambient temperature: 30 degrees C; relative humidity: 75%) and 2) to follow the recovery of the same horses during 1 h after both tests. Five healthy fit Standardbred horses were investigated twice at 8 days interval, in TC and in HHC. Some measurements were made during a standardised treadmill exercise test (SET), others during a 1 h recovery period. The SET consisted of 8 min warm-up and 8 min exercise. During the SET, respiratory airflow and O2 and CO2 fraction in the respiratory gases were continuously recorded, using 2 ultrasonic pneumotachographs connected to a face mask and a mass spectrometer. Oxygen uptake (VO2), carbon dioxide output, respiratory quotient and expired minute volume (VE) were obtained on a breath-by-breath basis. The maximal values obtained during the highest intensity of the SET and the values obtained 2 min after the end of the test were used for the comparison between both tests. Heart rate (HR) and skin temperature were continuously recorded, using a heart rate recording system and a real time infrared thermographic unit, respectively. After both SETs in TC and HHC, the horses recovered in TC. Heart rate, respiratory frequency (f) and rectal temperature were regularly measured during 1 h after the test. Venous blood was sampled after the completion of the test for biochemical analysis, namely plasma electrolytes and enzymatic activities. Exercising in HHC induced a reduction of the aerobic metabolism to the total energy requirement, i.e. a 20% decrease of VO2 and 55% increase in lactate, as well as a decrease in VE. The increase in rectal and skin temperature, the dehydration and the weight loss were higher in HHC than in TC. During the recovery period the HR and f remained higher up to 30 min after the end of the SET in HHC while the rectal temperature remained higher up to 60 min after the end of this test. Therefore, despite the fact that our horses recovered in TC after exercising in HHC, there were significant differences between their physiological parameters measured during the recovery. This means that the recovery in air-conditioned unit would probably be an insufficient measure to ensure an adequate cooling of the horses and justify consequently the adaptations proposed by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), i.e. the decrease of the distance of the run and the increase of the time devoted to the halt between phases [less ▲]

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See detailReaction Window in the single-electron capture by Ammonia Dications.
Leyh, Bernard ULg; Hoxha, Antuan

in Chemical Physics (1995), 192

Single-electron capture (SEC) by (NH3)2+ with rare gases (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) and benzene, (NH3)2++G->NH3++G+, has been investigated using a forward geometry double-focussing mass spectrometer. The SEC ... [more ▼]

Single-electron capture (SEC) by (NH3)2+ with rare gases (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) and benzene, (NH3)2++G->NH3++G+, has been investigated using a forward geometry double-focussing mass spectrometer. The SEC cross-section goes through a maximum within a reaction window centered at an exothermicity of approximately 4.5 eV. This corresponds to a target-projectile distance for the charge transfer of about 3.2 Angstöm. The average internal energy of NH3+-ions resulting from SEC has been obtained both via translational energy gain measurements and via an analysis of the daughter ion spectra. The agreement between both methods is satisfactory and shows that the lower the ionisation energy of the target, the more probable the excitation of NH3+ to the A2E state. With benzene (ionization energy=9.25 eV) as the target gas, however, the excess energy is converted partly to internal energy of C6H6+, leading most probably to the D2B2u, E2B1u and F2A1g states of C6H6+. A model based on the Landau-Zener non-adiabatic formalism, including one entrance channel (NH32++G) and two exit channels (NH3+ X2A"2+G+ and NH3+ A2E+G+) accounts qualitatively for the observed results in the case of exothermic single-electron capture. This model is not appropriate for slightly exothermic and endothermic charge transfer, i.e., in the present case, for the Ne and He target gases. [less ▲]

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See detailLes futurs enseignants se sentent-ils une responsabilité vis-à-vis de l'échec scolaire ?
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

in Education et Recherche (1995), 17(3),

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See detailLa naissance des cités au Proche-Orient
Tunca, Önhan ULg

in Le génie de l'Homme. Des origines à l'écriture (1995)

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See detailUrbanisme commercial et géographie
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Revue Belge de Géographie (1995), 2(59), 307-315

The paper proposes a short reflection on the commercial planning issue. Five points will be considered : a definition of the urban planning field, a presentation of the methodological problems, the ... [more ▼]

The paper proposes a short reflection on the commercial planning issue. Five points will be considered : a definition of the urban planning field, a presentation of the methodological problems, the underscoring of the five major current challenges (new balance city center - out of town, central areas revival, traditional unplanned shopping center maintenance (or revival), local and neighbourhood centers maintenance, out of town developments planning), the first steps towards a new commercial policy, the analysis of the connections between commercial planning and geography. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of prolonged exercise on neutrophil myeloperoxidase secretion
Bury, Thierry ULg; PIRNAY, Freddy ULg

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1995)

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See detailApproche thérapeutique du cancer épithélial de l'ovaire au CHU Sart Tilman : Conclusions de la réunion interdisciplinaire du 22 mars 1995
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Detroz, Bernard ULg; Herman, Philippe ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50

Notre but est de définir une approche multidisciplinaire permettant d'offrir les meilleures chances de guérison ou de survie prolongée aux patientes. Nous nous sommes basés sur notre expérience ... [more ▼]

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