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See detailRéussite de quatre nichées successives chez le martin pêcheur d'Europe (Alcedo atthis) au cours de la même saison
Libois, Roland ULg

in Aves (1993), 30(1), 31-36

From 1985 to 1992, 229 breeding pairs of kingfisher were studied to determine the reproduction success and the way population recovered after the severe winter 1984-85. From these investigations, we were ... [more ▼]

From 1985 to 1992, 229 breeding pairs of kingfisher were studied to determine the reproduction success and the way population recovered after the severe winter 1984-85. From these investigations, we were able to observe four successive nesting attempts by five different pairs. Four broods were raised by one of the pairs. As the adult were ringed birds and were regularky checked throughout the breeding season, ther can be no doubt, now, as to the possibility of a fourth brood for this species, at least in peculiar circumstances. [less ▲]

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See detailReplacing the (beta alpha)-unit 8 of E.coli TIM with its chicken homologue leads to a stable and active hybrid enzyme
Mainfroid, Véronique; Goraj, Karine; Rentier-Delrue, Françoise ULg et al

in Protein Engineering (1993), 6(8), 893-900

In order to investigate how structural modifications interfere with protein stability, we modified a (beta alpha)-unit in E.coli triosephosphate isomerase (TIM), a typical (beta alpha)-barrel protein ... [more ▼]

In order to investigate how structural modifications interfere with protein stability, we modified a (beta alpha)-unit in E.coli triosephosphate isomerase (TIM), a typical (beta alpha)-barrel protein, assuming that the pseudosymmetrical beta-barrel can be divided into eight successive loop/beta-strand/loop/alpha-helix motifs. We replaced the eighth (beta alpha)-unit of E.coli TIM with the corresponding chicken (beta alpha)-unit. The substitution, involving the replacement of 10 of the 23 residues of this (beta alpha)-unit, was evaluated first by modelling, then experimentally. Modelling by homology suggests how the amino acid replacements might be accommodated in the hybrid E.coli/chicken TIM (ETIM8CHI). Both natural and hybrid recombinant TIMs, overproduced in E.coli, were purified to homogeneity and characterized as to their stability and kinetics. Our kinetic studies show that the modification performed here leads to an active enzyme. The stability studies indicate that the stability of ETIM8CHI is comparable to that of the wild type TIM. [less ▲]

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See detailBeam-laser lifetime measurements for low-lying levels in Cr II
Pinnington, E. H.; Ji, Q.; Guo, B. et al

in Canadian Journal of Physics (1993), 71

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See detailFollicular Dendritic Cells Do Not Produce Tnf-Alpha nor its Receptor
Mancini, I.; Bosseloir, A.; Hooghe-Peters, E. et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1993), 329

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See detailNormal Electro- and Vectorcardiographic Data in the Growing Friesian Calf Using a Semi-Orthogonal Lead System
Amory, Hélène ULg; Genicot, B; Rollin, Frédéric ULg et al

in Journal of Veterinary Medicine. A, Physiology, Pathology, Clinical Medicine (1993), 40(2), 81-92

This study derives normal values for electro- and vectorcardiographic parameters, as generated by the Holmes semi-orthogonal lead system, in healthy growing calves. Sixty-four electrocardiograms were ... [more ▼]

This study derives normal values for electro- and vectorcardiographic parameters, as generated by the Holmes semi-orthogonal lead system, in healthy growing calves. Sixty-four electrocardiograms were recorded from healthy Friesian calves aged from one week to one year. Waveform and duration were analysed and compared in the X-, Y- and Z-leads. The modal P, QRS and T tridimensional vectors were graphically constructed and their magnitude and orientation were calculated. The duration of waves and intervals were similar to data previously reported in the bovine species. Differences from data reported in other species were attributed to heart rate. The duration of waves and QT and ST intervals significantly lengthened with the decrease in heart rate which occurred during growth. PR interval significantly lengthened with physical maturation, and this change was independent of the decrease in heart rate. The magnitude and the orientation of the spatial modal vectors were approximately similar to the few data previously reported in cattle and in other ungulates and were not affected by somatic growth [less ▲]

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See detailL'éducation, un acte fondamental
de Landsheere, Gilbert ULg

in Réseaux : Revue Interdisciplinaire de Philosophie Morale et Politique (1993), (67-69), 65-81

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See detailA comparative study of class-D beta-lactamases.
Ledent, Philippe; Raquet, X; Joris, Bernard ULg et al

in Biochemical Journal (1993), 292 ( Pt 2)

Three class-D beta-lactamases (OXA2, OXA1 and PSE2) were produced and purified to protein homogeneity. 6 beta-Iodopenicillanate inactivated the OXA2 enzyme without detectable turnover. Labelling of the ... [more ▼]

Three class-D beta-lactamases (OXA2, OXA1 and PSE2) were produced and purified to protein homogeneity. 6 beta-Iodopenicillanate inactivated the OXA2 enzyme without detectable turnover. Labelling of the same beta-lactamase with 6 beta-iodo[3H]penicillanate allowed the identification of Ser-70 as the active-site serine residue. In agreement with previous reports, the apparent M(r) of the OXA2 enzyme as determined by molecular-sieve filtration, was significantly higher than that deduced from the gene sequence, but this was not due to an equilibrium between a monomer and a dimer. The heterogeneity of the OXA2 beta-lactamase on ion-exchange chromatography contrasted with the similarity of the catalytic properties of the various forms. A first overview of the enzymic properties of the three 'oxacillinases' is presented. With the OXA2 enzyme, 'burst' kinetics, implying branched pathways, seemed to prevail with many substrates. [less ▲]

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See detailCytokine and anti-cytokine strategies in inflammatory reaction modulation
Delannoy, I.; Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Miossec, P.

in Veterinary Research (1993), 24

Evidence of the importance of a cytokine cascade in the induction and control of the inflammatory reaction is increasing. Although cytokines are required in the inflammatory process in response to ... [more ▼]

Evidence of the importance of a cytokine cascade in the induction and control of the inflammatory reaction is increasing. Although cytokines are required in the inflammatory process in response to infection or injury, their overproduction, particularly that of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF), can lead to local/systemic pathology. Selective inhibition of the synthesis or of the action of specific cytokines may be of therapeutic benefit. Various strategies for blocking IL-1 and TNF activities have been presented. While selective inhibition of cytokine synthesis is still in the early experimental phase, specific blockade of soluble cytokine action following synthesis and release from cells is undergoing preliminary clinical trials in humans. Animal data suggest that antimonoclonal therapy such as monoclonal antibodies to TNF, IL-1 receptor antagonists or soluble receptors to TNF and IL-1 can be effective in the modulation of the inflammatory reaction. Modulation of the cytokine network in some diseases might also include the use of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Nonetheless, the possibilities of side effects due to impaired host-defense mechanisms with the IL-1 or TNF blockade must also be taken into consideration. [less ▲]

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See detailNo significant effect of an "atraumatic" needle on incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache or traumatic tap.
Lenaerts, M.; Pepin, J. L.; Tombu, S. et al

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1993), 13(4), 296-7

We compared the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache and of red blood cells in the first CSF sample (traumatic tap) in 35 inpatients punctured with a standard 20 G Yale needle and in 26 patients ... [more ▼]

We compared the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache and of red blood cells in the first CSF sample (traumatic tap) in 35 inpatients punctured with a standard 20 G Yale needle and in 26 patients punctured with Sprotte's "atraumatic" needle. No significant difference was found between the two groups in incidence of headache or in frequency of traumatic taps. [less ▲]

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See detailÉvolution et fréquence des inondations de l'Ourthe inférieure.
Pauquet, A.; Petit, François ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Etudes Géographiques = Tijdschrift van de Belgische Vereniging voor Aardrijkskundige Studies (1993)

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See detailUtilisation d'un S.I.G. pour la gestion des ressources forestières : exemple d'application à un inventaire forestier régional
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Lecomte, Hugues; Prevot, Hugues ULg

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1993), 28(2-3), 275-286

The development of a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) leads to new prospects in the field of broad-scale forest inventory, the main objective being to estimate areas and growing stock for the ... [more ▼]

The development of a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) leads to new prospects in the field of broad-scale forest inventory, the main objective being to estimate areas and growing stock for the different stand types in a given region. The dot grid method typically used to estimate the areas in the case of systematic sampling, can be advantageously replaced by the creation within a G.I.S., of a stand map, that can be overlaid with data issued from the inventory. A methodology is proposed, to produce such a map using color infrared aerial photos at a scale of 1:25,000. Geographical data are processed using ILWIS software. The method has been tested on a 200 km² forest area. The error rate for interpretation of stand types is less than 6 % if one considers the confusions between species. The crossing of this stand map with the sample plots layer provides an estimation of the growing stock per stand type. [less ▲]

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See detailAspects cliniques de la néoplasie endocrinienne multiple de type 2 (NEM-2)
Moreau, L.; Beckers, Albert ULg

in Médecine & Chirurgie Digestives (1993), 23(1), 17-20

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See detailSynthesis and Inverse Emulsion Polymerization of Aminated Acrylamidodextran
Daubresse, Catherine; Grandfils, Christian ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology (1993), 45

A chemically modified form of dextran was prepared; having a polymerizable moiety (acrylamide) and a reactive functional group (primary amine). Dextran was activated with 4-nitrophenylchloroformate (24 ... [more ▼]

A chemically modified form of dextran was prepared; having a polymerizable moiety (acrylamide) and a reactive functional group (primary amine). Dextran was activated with 4-nitrophenylchloroformate (24 mol per polysaccharide, 9,8 mol per 100 glucose residues); 9,8% glucose residues were converted to aliphatic carbonates and 5,2% were converted to cyclic carbonates. The activated dextran was coupled with trityldiaminoethane (8 mol per 100 glucose residues), reactivated with 4-nitrophenylchloroformate, then coupled with acryloamidodiaminohexane (6,8 mol per 100 glucose residues). The trityl group was removed by hydrolysis with trifluoroacetic acid to yield the required aminated acryloamidodextran. The modified dextran was shown to be polymerizable by inverse emulsion polymerization. Submicron particules were successfully prepared, containing functional amine groups suitable for preparing drug conjugates or for modifying the surface properties of thisbiomaterial. [less ▲]

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See detailUltrastructural distribution of DNA and RNA within the nucleolus of human Sertoli cells as seen by molecular immunocytochemistry.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in Journal of Cell Science (1993), 105 ( Pt 1)

The precise distribution of DNA and RNA within the human Sertoli cell nucleolus has been investigated, at the ultrastructural level, by cytochemical and molecular immunocytochemical techniques. In Sertoli ... [more ▼]

The precise distribution of DNA and RNA within the human Sertoli cell nucleolus has been investigated, at the ultrastructural level, by cytochemical and molecular immunocytochemical techniques. In Sertoli cells, the nucleolar components show a typical spatial distribution. The fibrillar centres are not surrounded by a layer of dense fibrillar component, but come in contact only with strands of dense fibrillar component. These fibrillar parts of strands are the extensions of granular strands connected to a large granular mass. These strands delimit numerous nucleolar interstices in which chromatin fibres are clearly obvious. Using the in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase/immunogold procedure for detecting DNA, we find evident label exclusively over the chromatin fibres enclosed in the nucleolar interstices and over the fibrillar centres, and no significant label over the dense fibrillar component and granular component of the nucleolus. Furthermore, using the polyadenylate nucleotidyl transferase/immunogold procedure for detecting RNA, we show that label is deposited not only over the granular component and dense fibrillar component, as expected, but also quite obviously over the fibrillar centres. No label is seen over the interstices containing chromatin. [less ▲]

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See detailCarbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome type II.
Jaeken, J.; De Cock, P.; Stibler, H. et al

in Journal of inherited metabolic disease (1993), 16(6), 1041

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See detaila new way to solve galloping on bundled lines. A concept, a prototype bytwo years field experience.
Lilien, Jean-Louis ULg; pirotte, pol; smart, Tom et al

in Bulletin Scientifique de l'Association des Ingénieurs Electriciens sortis de l'Institut Electrotechnique Montefiore (1993), 2

that paper introduce a new concept to control galloping on bundle conductors using a dynamic device coupling detuning of frequencies together with some addition in torsional damping.The concept is ... [more ▼]

that paper introduce a new concept to control galloping on bundle conductors using a dynamic device coupling detuning of frequencies together with some addition in torsional damping.The concept is explained, a prototype is tested on actual line and results are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailL'immersion : une autre façon d'apprendre une langue étrangère
Blondin, Christiane ULg

in Recherche en Education. Théorie & Pratique (1993), 14

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See detailUsing Partial Orders for the Efficient Verification of Deadlock Freedom and Safety Properties
Godefroid, Patrice; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Formal Methods in System Design (1993), 2(2), 149--164

This article presents an algorithm for detecting deadlocks in concurrent finite-state systems without incurring most of the state explosion due to the modeling of concurrency by interleaving. For systems ... [more ▼]

This article presents an algorithm for detecting deadlocks in concurrent finite-state systems without incurring most of the state explosion due to the modeling of concurrency by interleaving. For systems that have a high level of concurrency, our algorithm can be much more efficient than the classical exploration of the whole state space. Finally, we show that our algorithm can also be used for verifying arbitrary safety properties. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantitative assessment of erythropoiesis and functional classification of anemia based on measurements of serum transferrin receptor and erythropoietin.
Beguin, Yves ULg; Clemons, G. K.; Pootrakul, P. et al

in Blood (1993), 81(4), 1067-76

We evaluated the quantitative value of a simple model of erythropoiesis, based on the basic assumptions that the red blood cell (RBC) mass determines erythropoietin (Epo) production, which in turn ... [more ▼]

We evaluated the quantitative value of a simple model of erythropoiesis, based on the basic assumptions that the red blood cell (RBC) mass determines erythropoietin (Epo) production, which in turn stimulates erythropoietic activity. The RBC mass was quantitated by direct isotopic measurement (RCM), Epo production by serum Epo levels, and erythropoiesis by the ferrokinetic measurement of the erythron transferrin uptake (ETU), the serum transferrin receptor (TfR) level, and the reticulocyte (retic) index, and was completed by an evaluation of overall marrow erythron cellularity. We studied a total of 195 subjects, including 31 normal individuals, 38 patients with polycythemia, and 126 patients with various forms of anemia. Instead of only quantitating Epo and erythropoiesis in absolute terms, we also evaluated them in relation to the degree of anemia or polycythemia, and expressed the results as a ratio of observed values to values predicted from the regression equations between hematocrit (Hct) on the one hand, and Epo, TfR, and ETU on the other, obtained in a carefully selected subpopulation. The slope of the regression of TfR (as well as ETU) versus Hct was very similar to the slope of the regression of Epo versus Hct. Average EPO and TfR (as well as ETU) values predicted from the regression equations were quite comparable to observed values in most groups of subjects, with exceptions predictable from knowledge of the pathophysiology of these hematologic disorders. We identified four major patterns of erythropoiesis, ie, normal, hyperdestruction (with variants of hemolysis or ineffective erythropoiesis), intrinsic marrow hypoproliferation, and defective Epo production. Dissecting out groups of patients showed much greater heterogeneity than when patients were analyzed by group. This was particularly true in the case of a hypoproliferative component being combined with hyperdestruction, giving what we called a "mixed disorder of erythropoiesis." We conclude that the pathophysiology of anemia can be assessed by a simple measurement of Hct, retic index, Epo, and TfR levels, with Epo and TfR being more informative when expressed in relation to the degree of anemia. The model is particularly useful for detecting the presence of multiple mechanisms of anemia in the same patient. However, it has limitations inherent to the relative invalidity of TfR in iron deficiency, the imprecision of a retic count, and the difficulty in distinguishing hemolysis from ineffective erythropoiesis in some patients and in recognizing a component of hyperdestruction in hypoproliferative anemia. [less ▲]

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See detailThe OLFR1 gene encoding the HGMP07E putative olfactory receptor maps to the 17p12-17p13 region of the human genome and reveals a MspI restriction fragment lenght polymorphism
Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Muscatelli, F.; Miot, F. et al

in CytoGenetics & Cell Genetics (1993), 63

Olfactory receptors are believed to be encoded by an extremely large subfamily of G protein-coupled receptors. A human gene (OLFR1) encoding a member of this family was cloned from a genomic library by ... [more ▼]

Olfactory receptors are believed to be encoded by an extremely large subfamily of G protein-coupled receptors. A human gene (OLFR1) encoding a member of this family was cloned from a genomic library by cross-hybridization with a gene fragment obtained by the polymerase chain reaction. The nucleotide sequence of a 3.4-kb EcoRI fragment was determined, and the protein sequence was deduced from the single open reading frame. The gene was assigned by in situ hybridization of metaphase chromosomes to the 17p13-->p12 region of the human genome, in proximity to the tumor-suppressor gene encoding p53. When used as a probe on Southern blots under moderately stringent conditions, it hybridizes to at least three closely related genes. A restriction fragment length polymorphism was detected after MspI digestion. Mendelian segregation of the gene was assessed in three CEPH families, and linkage analysis confirmed the localization of the locus [less ▲]

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See detailn < 2 Allowed Transitions in Neutral Sulfur within in the Visible and Infrared Spectral Ranges
Biémont, Emile ULg; Quinet, Pascal ULg; Zeippen, C. J.

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1993), 102

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See detailLaparoscopy, urology, and gynaecology
Joris, Jean ULg

in Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology (1993), 6

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See detailBPDZ 44: a new and potent activator of ATP-sensitive K+ channels
Lebrun, P.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Antoine, M.-H. et al

in Diabetologia (1993), 36

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See detailLes méthodes d'analyse factorielle : principes et applications
Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1993), 1

This note describes in a simply way the principles of the factorial methods, and more particularly of the principal component analysis and the correspondence analysis. The emphasis is put on elements ... [more ▼]

This note describes in a simply way the principles of the factorial methods, and more particularly of the principal component analysis and the correspondence analysis. The emphasis is put on elements useful when interpreting the results of an analysis and the methods are illustrated by completely worked out examples. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de "Papier blanc, encre noire"
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in Bulletin Francophone de Finlande (1993), (9), 1-3

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See detailDecision tree approaches to voltage security assessment
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Pavella, Mania ULg et al

in IEE Proceedings - Generation, Transmission & Distribution (1993), 140

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See detailLes formes normes d’ordres,
Pays, Isabelle ULg

in Journal of Algebra (1993), 155

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See detailAccurate f-values of Astrophysical Interest in neutral Carbon
Hibbert, A.; Biémont, Emile ULg; Godefroid, M. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1993), 99

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See detailON THE FORMATION OF PHOTOSYSTEM-II CHLOROPHYLL PROTEINS AFTER A SHORT LIGHT FLASH IN ETIOLATED BARLEY LEAVES, AS MONITORED BY INVIVO FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY
Franck, Fabrice ULg

in Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B : Biology (1993), 18(1), 35-40

The biogenesis of photosystem II (PSII) was investigated using 77 K fluorescence spectroscopy in etiolated barley leaves subjected to a millisecond flash which reduced all protochlorophyllide (Pchlide ... [more ▼]

The biogenesis of photosystem II (PSII) was investigated using 77 K fluorescence spectroscopy in etiolated barley leaves subjected to a millisecond flash which reduced all protochlorophyllide (Pchlide) into chlorophyllide (Chlide). In darkness after the flash, a slow chlorophyll (Chl) band shift from 682 to 684 nm was associated with the development of PSII variable fluorescence. Two Chl fluorescence bands at 678 and 687 nm were formed during the shift, the 687 nm band corresponding to the spectrum of the PSII variable fluorescence. The development of PSII fluorescence was inhibited by chloramphenicol and enhanced by cyclobeximide, suggesting a competition between plastid- and nucleus-encoded proteins for Chl binding. [less ▲]

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See detailHemodynamic changes during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Joris, Jean ULg; Noirot, Didier P; Legrand, Marc ULg et al

in Anesthesia and Analgesia (1993), 76(5), 1067-71

Hemodynamics during laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia (isoflurane in N2O/O2 (50%)) were investigated in 15 nonobese ASA Class I patients by using invasive hemodynamic monitoring ... [more ▼]

Hemodynamics during laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia (isoflurane in N2O/O2 (50%)) were investigated in 15 nonobese ASA Class I patients by using invasive hemodynamic monitoring including a flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter. During surgery, intraabdominal pressure was maintained automatically at 14 mm Hg by a CO2 insufflator, and minute ventilation was controlled and adjusted to avoid hypercapnia. Hemodynamics were measured before anesthesia, after the induction of anesthesia, after tilting into 10 degrees head-up position, 5 min, 15 min, and 30 min after peritoneal insufflation, and 30 min after exsufflation. Induction of anesthesia decreased significantly mean arterial pressure and cardiac index (CI). Tilting the patient to the head-up position reduced cardiac preload and caused further reduction of CI. Peritoneal insufflation resulted in a significant increase (+/- 35%) of mean arterial pressure, a significant reduction (+/- 20%) of CI, and a significant increase of systemic (+/- 65%) and pulmonary (+/- 90%) vascular resistances. The combined effect of anesthesia, head-up tilt, and peritoneal insufflation produced a 50% decrease in CI. Administration of increasing concentrations of isoflurane, via its vasodilatory activity, may have partially blunted these hemodynamic changes. These results demonstrate that laparoscopy for cholecystectomy in head-up position results in significant hemodynamic changes in healthy patients, particularly at the induction of pneumoperitoneum. [less ▲]

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See detailLa cinétique cellulaire tumorale: aspects cliniques «à la recherche du temps perdu»
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Paschoud, N

in Bulletin du Cancer. Radiothérapie : Journal de la Société Française du Cancer : Organe de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique (1993), 80(4), 431-437

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See detailLa place de la radiothérapie dans le traitement des sarcomes des tissus mous
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Guillemin, C-L

in Bulletin du Cancer. Radiothérapie : Journal de la Société Française du Cancer : Organe de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique (1993), 80(1), 13-26

La radiothérapie des sarcomes des tissus mous est revue à travers la littérature. Comme la chirurgie, le traitement actinique fait partie du traitement standard. Comparée à la radiothérapie postopératoire ... [more ▼]

La radiothérapie des sarcomes des tissus mous est revue à travers la littérature. Comme la chirurgie, le traitement actinique fait partie du traitement standard. Comparée à la radiothérapie postopératoire, l'approche préopératoire et/ou interstitielle offre l'avantage potentiel de nécessiter de façon plus systématique une approche multidisciplinaire ab initio. Par ailleurs, la radiothérapie préopératoire implique une irradiation des tissus sains moins importante et donc une réduction probable de la toxicité. Le contrôle local et la survie sont comparables pour les deux modalités radiothérapeutiques. Toutefois, la comparaison entre différentes séries reste ardue vu l'hétérogénéité des populations étudiées. Une solution serait d'effectuer une étude randomisée [less ▲]

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See detailPolarization correction of the electrostatic potential for aromatic-compounds - Study of the nucleophilic-attack
Dive, Georges ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg

in International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (1993), 46(1), 127-136

The electrostatic potential (EP) and the polarization correction (PL) on the EP were calculated for four aromatic compounds: benzene, chlorobenzene, phenol, and benzoic amide, at the ab initio SCF level ... [more ▼]

The electrostatic potential (EP) and the polarization correction (PL) on the EP were calculated for four aromatic compounds: benzene, chlorobenzene, phenol, and benzoic amide, at the ab initio SCF level within two basis sets: 6-31G** and MINI-1. One calculation was performed using the polarized MINI-1** basis set. The quantity total interaction energy (TEH) defined as -EP + PL can be used as an indicator of the nucleophilic attack preferential position. By reference to 6-31G**, MINI-I provides very satisfactory results. Moreover, the MINI-1** results are very similar to the MINI-I ones. It appears that -EP does not provide a reliable tool to study the nucleophilic attack susceptibility, whereas TEH seems to be very well adapted for this kind of approach. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiological response to the cross country phase in eventing horses
Amory, Hélène ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (1993), 13

Blood samples were collected for lactate concentration determination (Lacc) at the arrival of the cross-country phase from 40 horses of various class levels competing in 6 different three-day events ... [more ▼]

Blood samples were collected for lactate concentration determination (Lacc) at the arrival of the cross-country phase from 40 horses of various class levels competing in 6 different three-day events. Moreover, in 8 horses, heart rate (HR) was recorded every 5 seconds during the cross-country. Among them, 5 horses were submitted, at the beginning of the competition's season to a standardized exercise test (SET) on a track which allowed us to study the relationship between HR, blood lactate concentration and running speed on flat ground in these horses. The relationship between mean HR and mean speed, between Lacc and mean speed and between Lacc and HR during the cross-country were studied using regression analysis. Mean HR during the cross-country was linearly related to mean speed during this phase (r=0.87, p ≤ 0.01), but this relationship was shifted upwards in comparison with the corresponding curve obtained during the SET (r=0.97, p ≤ 0.001). In the same way, the relationship between Lacc and mean speed during the cross-country was exponential (r=0.93, p ≤ 0.001), but blood lactate accumulation occurred at a lower speed than during the SET (r=0.94, p ≤ 0.001). The correlation between Lacc and HR was stronger when Lacc was related to HR during the 15 last minutes of the cross (r = 0.84) than to mean HR during the whole cross (r = 0.75) or to HR during the 2 last (r = 0.74) or the last (r = 0.80) minute of the course, which indicated that continuous recording of HR allowed a more accurate estimation of the severity of exercise performed during the cross-country than Lacc. Heart rate ranged from 170 to 190 beats/min during the first part of the cross-country and reached or exceeded values of 190 to 200 beats/min at the end of the course. Therefore, the anaerobic threshold is reached during cross-country. Recruitment of anaerobic me tabolism at the end of the course was otherwise demonstrated by the high values of Lacc. These aerobic-anaerobic meta bolic requirements should be taken into account to design the training program of an eventing horse. [less ▲]

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See detailMicroclimat et composition de l'air dans une enceinte fermée destinée à l'étude de la toxicité des polluants atmosphériques chez le porcelet
Urbain, B.; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Prouvost, J. F. et al

in Veterinary Research (1993), 24(6), 503-514

An experimental model representing the pollution background in a pigpen was constructed in order to study the toxicology of pig respiratory air pollutants. Temperature, relative humidity, air-flow rate ... [more ▼]

An experimental model representing the pollution background in a pigpen was constructed in order to study the toxicology of pig respiratory air pollutants. Temperature, relative humidity, air-flow rate, total dust, total viable particles, endotoxins in respirable dust (< 5 microns) and ammonia were measured in a 1.9 m3 environmental chamber designed for piglets. The activity of 1 piglet was recorded on video. Temperature and relative humidity were respectively 23.9 +/- 1.3 degrees C and 70.5 +/- 8.3% (mean +/- SD). Air flow rate was 10 m3/h. Dust, viable particles, endotoxin and ammonia concentrations were respectively 7 +/- 2 particles/ml, 3.4 x 10(4) +/- 2.9 x 10(4) BCFP (bacterial colony-forming particles)/m3, 4.8 +/- 1.5 ng/m3 and 6 +/- 0.8 ppm (mean +/- SD). All these parameters were comparable to the lowest values recorded in pigpens [less ▲]

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See detailCalcitonins: Newer Routes of Delivery
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis International : A Journal Established as Result of Cooperation Between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis & the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA (1993), 3(Suppl 2), 3-7

Because of its anti-osteoclastic and analgesic properties, calcitonin is a first-line choice in the treatment of several bone diseases characterized by absolute or relative bone resorption. With regard to ... [more ▼]

Because of its anti-osteoclastic and analgesic properties, calcitonin is a first-line choice in the treatment of several bone diseases characterized by absolute or relative bone resorption. With regard to the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, the chronic nature of the disease and the subsequent long duration of the pharmacological intervention require uncomfortable parenteral administration to be repeated on a long-term basis. Newer routes of administration have therefore been developed. At present the most promising of these are the nasal spray and the rectal suppository. Both routes have been shown to induce significant increases in plasma levels of salmon calcitonin. The ability of salmon calcitonin to cross the nasal mucosa was shown immunologically by the generation of specific anti-salmon-calcitonin antibodies in the plasma. In healthy volunteers these alternative routes of administration do not decrease the anti-osteoclastic activity of calcitonin, as demonstrated by a significant decrease in biochemical parameters that reflect bone turnover. In the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, as well as in the treatment of Paget's disease of bone, the properties of calcitonins are generally preserved if they are administered non-parenterally. However, the equivalent doses required to sustain the effects of calcitonin have not been fully elucidated. This article reviews the potential benefits of two methods of non-parenteral administration of calcitonins in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiologie de la cellule enterochromaffin-like (ECL) dans la régulation de la sécrétion gastrique acide
Delwaide, Jean ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Latour, Pascale ULg

in Médecine & Chirurgie Digestives (1993), 22

Cette mise au point rappellera d'abord les grands mécanismes de la sécrétion gastrique acide en insistant sur le rôle pivot de l'histamine. Une question qui demeurait encore non résolue était de savoir ... [more ▼]

Cette mise au point rappellera d'abord les grands mécanismes de la sécrétion gastrique acide en insistant sur le rôle pivot de l'histamine. Une question qui demeurait encore non résolue était de savoir quelle était la cellule fundique qui produisait de l'histamine dans les conditions physiologiques. Deux cellules seront envisagées, les mastocytes et les cellules ECL qui sont des cellules endocrines exclusivement localisées dans le fundus. Quelques arguments seront développés, dont ceux provenant de notre expérience, permettant de penser que la cellule ECL contient de l'histamine. L'article se terminera par un essai d'intégration de la cellule ECL dans le schéma de la sécrétion gastrique acide en montrant son rôle essentiel potentiel. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure des populations de renard roux, Vulpes vulpes, dans le sud de la Belgique en relation avec l'enzootie rabique et les campagnes de vaccination orale
AFIADEMANYO, Komlan; Libois, Roland ULg; Brochier, Bernard et al

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1993), 13(3), 281-294

From 1989 to 1991, 549 fox carcasses were examined in oder to assess the impact of rabies control measures (oral vaccination with VVTGgRAB recombinant vaccinia-rabies virus). Their age was determined ... [more ▼]

From 1989 to 1991, 549 fox carcasses were examined in oder to assess the impact of rabies control measures (oral vaccination with VVTGgRAB recombinant vaccinia-rabies virus). Their age was determined using a lower canine tooth. The distinction between young and adults was made on radiographs, measuring the relative importance of the pulp cavity. Adult animals were aged by counting the annual growth cementum layers in tooth sections. The sex-ratio is in favour of the males and the age-pyramid is a large-base flattened one, with more than 60% of young (< 1 year) animals. Life expectancy at birth is 1.14 y. in the males and 1.23 y. in the females. The population turnover is quite high, the whole population being revewed in a 3-4 y. time interval. As far as the age structure is concerned, no difference has been found between males and females, rabid and sound animals, immunised or not. However, the spring vaccination campaign is much less efficient for the young foxes. These results suggest that rabies affects indistinctly all age classes of both sexes, just as it is the case with the autumn vacciation campaigns. Moreover, a comparison between the samples of two natural regions differing in their hunting system (big vs. small game) revealed no age structure difference suggesting that the high hunting pressure can explain better than rabies itself the very important juvenile prportion in the population. Nevertheless, some further research is needed to confirm that last point. [less ▲]

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See detailLe récepteur NMDA : base moléculaire du mécanisme d’action de la kétamine
Hanon, E.; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Ansay, M.

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

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See detailInfluence of body size on tibial nerve somato sensory evoked potentials in dogs
Poncelet, Luc; Michaux, Charles; Balligand, Marc ULg

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1993)

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See detailDetection of ribosomal RNA during the cell cycle in Ehrlich tumour cells by electron microscope in situ hybridization.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in European Journal of Morphology (1993), 31(1-2), 13-6

The fine spatial distribution of rRNA within Ehrlich tumour cells has been investigated during the cell cycle by in situ hybridization with a biotinylated probe. In interphase cells, rRNA was essentially ... [more ▼]

The fine spatial distribution of rRNA within Ehrlich tumour cells has been investigated during the cell cycle by in situ hybridization with a biotinylated probe. In interphase cells, rRNA was essentially detected in the ribosome-rich cytoplasmic regions and in the three main nucleolar components. In mitotic cells, besides the presence, as expected, of rRNA in the ribosome-rich spaces, evident label was observed over material situated around and between the chromosomes during anaphase and telophase as well as over the reforming nucleoli during telophase. [less ▲]

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See detailMicroencapsulation by Coacervation of Poly(lactide-co-glycolide)-II:Encapsulation of a Dispersed Aqueous Phase
Nihant, Nicole; Stassen, S; Grandfils, Christian ULg et al

in polymer International (1993), 32

This paper is related to the phase separation of different copolyesters of lactides and glycolide solutions induced by the addition of silicone oil in order to promote microencapsulation of proteins. This ... [more ▼]

This paper is related to the phase separation of different copolyesters of lactides and glycolide solutions induced by the addition of silicone oil in order to promote microencapsulation of proteins. This coating process can be divided in three successive steps: phase separation of the coating polymer; adsorption of the coacervate droplets around the drugs phase, and microcapsule solidification. This paper focuses on the physico-chemical analysis of the second step. The knowledge of the interfacial tensions between the three liquid phases allows understanding of the microscopic evolution of the phase separation medium. [less ▲]

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See detailConfidence levels of correlations between miospore biohorizons and standard conodont zones during Middle and Late Devonian time.
Streel, Maurice ULg; Loboziak, S

in Newsletter. Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (1993), 10

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See detailOrganization of partner preference and sexual behavior and its nocturnal rhythmicity in male rats.
Bakker, Julie ULg; van Ophemert, J.; Slob, A. K.

in Behavioral Neuroscience (1993), 107(6), 1049-58

Male rats were neonatally treated with 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), which blocks aromatization of testosterone (T) to estradiol (E2), from Days 0, 2, or 5 through 14. Adult partner preference ... [more ▼]

Male rats were neonatally treated with 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), which blocks aromatization of testosterone (T) to estradiol (E2), from Days 0, 2, or 5 through 14. Adult partner preference behavior (PPB; choice between estrous female rat [F] and active male rat [M]) was studied in the early part of the dark phase of the light-dark (LD) cycle. ATD Day 0 Ms showed a preference for the stimulus M or showed no preference for either of the stimulus Ss. Controls preferred the estrous F. ATD Days 2 and 5 Ms showed PPB intermediate between ATD Day 0 Ms and controls. Thus the neonatally sensitive period for organization of adult PPB extends beyond Day 5. Furthermore, PPB showed a nocturnal rhythmicity in ATD Ms but not in controls. In the late part of the dark phase, all Ms showed a preference for the stimulus F. ATD Days 2 and 5 Ms and control Ms were no longer different in PPB, but ATD Day 0 Ms still showed significantly lower preference scores for F than all other Ms. Thus the E2 metabolite of T suppresses organization of an adult nocturnal rhythm in PPB. [less ▲]

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See detailEnergy Analysis on Small to Medium Sized H-Bonded Complexes
Dive, Georges ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg

in Theoretica Chimica Acta (1993), 85(6), 409-421

Dimers (water-methanol, guanine-cytosine) as well as trimers (methanol-water-imidazole, formamide-methylformate-formamide), are studied as H-bonded complexes of increasing complexity. All the investigated ... [more ▼]

Dimers (water-methanol, guanine-cytosine) as well as trimers (methanol-water-imidazole, formamide-methylformate-formamide), are studied as H-bonded complexes of increasing complexity. All the investigated conformations have been fully optimized. In particular, it is the first time that all the intra- and intermolecular parameters of the guanine-cytosine complex are left variable. In minimal basis sets, the planar conformation has been found to be a first-order critical point. The minimal basis set MINI-1 has been adapted to provide nearly planar amides. The stability of the complexes is accounted for by four energy components of the same order: the first-order term (electrostatic + exchange), the polarization, the charge transfer and the correlation terms. In the case of the studied trimers, the energy components, apart from the electrostatic one, have been found to be nearly additive. [less ▲]

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See detailClonidine and ketanserin both are effective treatment for postanesthetic shivering.
Joris, Jean ULg; Banache, Maryse; Bonnet, Francis et al

in Anesthesiology (1993), 79(3), 532-9

BACKGROUND: Although meperidine is an effective treatment of postanesthetic shivering, its mechanism of action remains unknown. Investigation of other drugs might help clarify the mechanisms by which ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Although meperidine is an effective treatment of postanesthetic shivering, its mechanism of action remains unknown. Investigation of other drugs might help clarify the mechanisms by which shivering can be controlled. Accordingly, we investigated the efficacy of clonidine, an alpha 2-adrenergic agonist, and ketanserin, a 5-hydroxytryptamine antagonist, in treating postanesthetic shivering. METHODS: First, 54 patients shivering after general anesthesia were allocated randomly to receive an intravenous bolus of saline, 150 micrograms clonidine, or 10 mg ketanserin. A second study explored the dose-dependence of clonidine. Forty shivering patients were given saline or clonidine, 37.5, 75, or 150 micrograms. RESULTS: The duration of shivering was significantly shorter in those given clonidine (2.1 +/- 0.9 min) than in the other two groups and shorter in the ketanserin group (4.3 +/- 0.9 min) than in the saline group (12.0 +/- 1.6 min). Clonidine and ketanserin significantly decreased systolic arterial blood pressure when compared to saline. Core rewarming was significantly slower in the clonidine group. In the second study, 37.5 micrograms clonidine was no more effective than saline. Two minutes after treatment, 150 micrograms obliterated shivering in all patients. Five minutes after treatment, all patients given 75 micrograms had stopped shivering. Systolic arterial pressure and heart rate decreased significantly in patients given 75 and 150 micrograms clonidine. CONCLUSIONS: Clonidine (150 micrograms) and ketanserin (10 mg) both are effective treatment for postanesthetic shivering. The effect of clonidine on shivering is dose-dependent: whereas 37.5 micrograms had no effect, 75 micrograms clonidine stopped shivering within 5 min. [less ▲]

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See detailEnhancement of bovine leukemia virus-induced syncytia formation by di- and tripeptides.
Voneche, V.; Callebaut, I.; Lambrecht, B. et al

in Virology (1993), 192(1),

Short hydrophobic peptides were previously shown to inhibit infectivity of para- and orthomyxoviruses. We tested the ability of a series of di- and tripeptides to interfere with cell fusion induced by ... [more ▼]

Short hydrophobic peptides were previously shown to inhibit infectivity of para- and orthomyxoviruses. We tested the ability of a series of di- and tripeptides to interfere with cell fusion induced by bovine leukemia virus (BLV). Peptides containing a hydrophobic contribution and/or a positive net charge strongly enhanced syncytia formation induced by BLV on CC81 indicator cells. The size of the multinucleated cells was strongly increased (up to 10-fold) in the presence of the enhancer peptides whereas no effect was observed on the indicator cells in the absence of BLV. The peptides thus amplified the fusion process initiated by BLV envelope glycoproteins. The effect was dose-dependent at concentrations ranging from 20 to 640 microM and did not result from an increased expression of BLV proteins. The peptides did not compete with anti-gp51 monoclonal antibodies for the recognition of eight well-defined epitopes of gp51. We consequently hypothesize that the enhancer peptides interact with the membrane of BLV-producing cells and/or indicator cells and propose a model based on molecular modeling. [less ▲]

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See detailRésultats de la mesure de la concentration en poussière dans l'air de 12 porcheries
Marlier, Didier ULg; Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Canart, Bernard

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

Aerial dust concentrations in 12 pig houses Dust concentration was measured during 3 days at hourly intervals in 5 farrowing houses and 7 fattening houses. The number concentration of aerial particles was ... [more ▼]

Aerial dust concentrations in 12 pig houses Dust concentration was measured during 3 days at hourly intervals in 5 farrowing houses and 7 fattening houses. The number concentration of aerial particles was measured using a counter which sizes the total numbers in 5 categories: from 0.3-0.5 mum to > 5 mum. The mean dust concentrations were significantly higher in the farrowing houses than in the fattening houses (179 +/- 91 vs 97 +/- 65 particles/ml). Over a 24-h period, the ratio between the highest and the lowest hourly concentrations was 3 +/- 1 in the farrowing houses and 5 +/- 4 in the fattening houses; the difference between the 2 types of houses is significant. The smallest particles were the most numerous; 82 % of the aerial particles were in the size range 0.3-0.5 mum, with less than 1 % being 5 mum or larger. During the most polluted hours, there was proportionally more particles in the size range 0.5-1 mum and significantly less particles in the size ranges 1-2 mum and 2-5 mum, as compared to the less polluted hours. This study shows that most of the aerial particles in piggeries are smaller than 5 mum, the size below which deposition is regarded to occur in the lower respiratory tract, the farrowing houses being more polluted than the fattening houses. [less ▲]

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See detailSell-Off en de welvaart van aandeelhouders
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie [=MAB] (1993), 67(10), 471-477

In het kader van de herstructurering van het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven vindt de laatste jaren een groot aantal Sell-Offs plaats. Theoretici betogen dat een Sell-Off een aantal voordelen voor het ... [more ▼]

In het kader van de herstructurering van het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven vindt de laatste jaren een groot aantal Sell-Offs plaats. Theoretici betogen dat een Sell-Off een aantal voordelen voor het afstotende moederbedrijf oplevert. Blijkens deze studie ondersteunt het empirische onderzoek de theorie. In Nederland lijken significante buitengewone positieve koerseffecten op de dag van aankondiging voor de aandeelhouders van de verkopende bedrijven met dit soort transacties gepaard te gaan. Tevens is vastgesteld dat de aard van de aankondiging en de bekendmaking van het motief voor de Sell-Off positieve significante invloed heeft op de grootte van het buitengewoon rendement. Ten slotte is geconcludeerd dat alleen in het geval van buiten Nederland gevestigde dochters sprake is van een positief significant rendement [less ▲]

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See detailGrowth hormone-binding proteins (GH-BPs) and milk production in cattle
Massart, Serge; Renaville, Robert ULg; Prandi, Alberto et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1993), 71(suppl 1), 228

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See detailModelling the Arterial Wall by Finite Elements
Mosora, F.; Harmant, A.; Hallet, Claude ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1993), 101(3, May-Jun), 185-91

The mechanical behaviour of the arterial wall was determined theoretically utilizing some parameters of blood flow measured in vivo. Continuous experimental measurements of pressure and diameter were ... [more ▼]

The mechanical behaviour of the arterial wall was determined theoretically utilizing some parameters of blood flow measured in vivo. Continuous experimental measurements of pressure and diameter were recorded in anesthetized dogs on the thoracic ascending and midabdominal aorta. The pressure was measured by using a catheter, and the diameter firstly, at the same site, by a plethysmograph with mercury gauge and secondly, by a sonomicrometer with ferroelectric ceramic transducers. The unstressed radius and thickness were measured at the end of each experiment in situ. Considering that the viscous component is not important relatively to the nonlinear component of the elasticity and utilizing several equations for Young modulus calculation (thick and thin wall circular cylindrical tube formulas and Bergel's equation) the following values were obtained for this parameter: 0.6 MPa-2 MPa in midabdominal aorta and 2 MPa-6.5 MPa in thoracic ascending aorta. The behaviour of the aorta wall was modelled considering an elastic law and using the finite element program "Lagamine" working in large deformations. The discretized equilibrium equations are non-linear and a unique axi-symmetric, iso-parametric element of 1 cm in length with 8 knots was used for this bi-dimensional problem. The theoretical estimation of radius vessel, utilizing a constant 5 MPa Young modulus and also a variable one, are in good agreement with the experimental results, showing that this finite element model can be applied to study mechanical properties of the arteries in physiological and pathological conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrosatellite mapping of a gene affecting horn development in Bos taurus
Georges, Michel ULg; Drinkwater, R.; Lefort, A. et al

in Nature Genetics (1993), 4(2), 206-210

The presence or absence of horns in Bos taurus is thought to be under the genetic control of the autosomal polled locus, characterized by two alleles: P dominant over p, and causing the polled or hornless ... [more ▼]

The presence or absence of horns in Bos taurus is thought to be under the genetic control of the autosomal polled locus, characterized by two alleles: P dominant over p, and causing the polled or hornless phenotype. We have demonstrated genetic linkage between the polled locus and two microsatellite markers, GMPOLL-1 and GMPOLL-2, and have assigned the corresponding linkage group to bovine chromosome 1. This confirms the existence of the postulated polled locus and the hypothesized inheritance pattern. It will allow marker assisted selection for the polledness trait in breeding programs and is a first step towards positional cloning and molecular study of a gene that has been subjected to both natural and artificial selection. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification of elemental sulphur (S8) in Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam ex Poir. leaves.
Lognay, Georges ULg; Seck, D.; Marlier, M. et al

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1993), 28(4),

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See detailColonne lithologique du sondage de Latour (494 m): une coupe de référence pour le Secondaire de la Gaume
Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Monteyne, R.

in Professional paper Belgian geological survey (1993), 267

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See detailTotal intravenous anesthesia in South-African genetic porphyria (variegate porphyria)
Bichel, Th; Joris, Jean ULg; Jacquet, N. et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1993), 44(1), 25-29

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See detailLes colibacilloses dans l'espèce bovine
Mainil, Jacques ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

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See detailSynthetic model peptides for apolipoproteins. I. Design and properties of synthetic model peptides for the amphipathic helices of the plasma apolipoproteins.
Brasseur, Robert ULg; Vanloo, B.; Deleys, R. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1993), 1170(1), 1-7

Amphipathic helical peptides are the lipid-binding motives of the plasma apolipoproteins, and synthetic peptide analogs have been used to unravel the mechanism of lipid association within this class of ... [more ▼]

Amphipathic helical peptides are the lipid-binding motives of the plasma apolipoproteins, and synthetic peptide analogs have been used to unravel the mechanism of lipid association within this class of proteins. Hydrophobic interactions between the apolar amino acid residues belonging to the hydrophobic face of the amphipathic helices and the lipids are the major driving forces in the peptide-lipid association to form discoidal complexes. Ionic interactions and salt bridge formation between contiguous peptide chains in the complex can, however, contribute to the overall stability of the lipid-protein particle. This was studied by designing peptide analogs to the helical repeats of the apolipoproteins with variable degrees of salt bridge formation between adjacent peptide chains. The most stable conformation for pairs of synthetic peptides was calculated by energy minimisation together with the energy of interaction between peptides. The sequence of the peptides was derived from that of the 18A peptide synthesized by Segrest et al., and the theoretical calculations confirmed that ionic interactions between residues close to each other, along the edge of two adjacent anti-parallel peptides, can significantly contribute towards the stability of a peptide-phospholipid complex. [less ▲]

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See detailLocation of the rRNA gene
Thiry, Marc ULg

in Rice Biotechnology Quarterly (1993), 15

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See detailLong-Term Photometry of Variables at ESO. II. The Second Data Catalogue (1986-1990).
Sterken, C.; Manfroid, Jean ULg; Anton, K. et al

in European Southern Observatory Scientific Report (1993), 12

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See detailTYPE OF WEAR FOR THE PAIR TI6A14V/PCTFE IN AMBIENT AIR AND IN LIQUID-NITROGEN
Bozet, Jean-Luc ULg

in Wear (1993), 162(Part B), 1025-1028

In the development of large, high pressure valves for cryotechnic rocket engines, the Tribology Department of the University of Liege had the opportunity to evaluate the pair Ti6Al4V ... [more ▼]

In the development of large, high pressure valves for cryotechnic rocket engines, the Tribology Department of the University of Liege had the opportunity to evaluate the pair Ti6Al4V/polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) on a pin-on-disk tribometer in ambient air and liquid nitrogen with the contact pressure and sliding speed ranging, respectively, from 3 to 9 MPa and 0.03 to 0.05 m s-1. Because of the affinity of titanium for halogen elements, such as chlorine and fluorine, which are both present in PCTFE, we noticed the formation of an abrasive compound made of chlorine, fluorine, titanium and aluminium. These elements were detected by electron microscopy. In both environments the heat produced during sliding is responsible for the decomposition of the PCTFE. The surface of the polymer is softened by the heat and embedded abrasive particles then scratch the sliding track of the Ti6Al4V disk. This abrasiveness is confirmed with a three-dimensional stylus profilometer used on the Ti6Al4V disks. The low temperature and neutrality of liquid nitrogen hardly inhibit the decomposition of the polymer. This is related to the poor thermal conductivity of both titanium and PCTFE: the heat produced at the contact is fully available for the chemical reaction between the chlorine, fluorine and titanium, all the more so since this reaction requires little energy to take place. A better understanding of the wear behaviour of the pair PCTFE/Ti6Al4V in both air and liquid nitrogen should lead to the development of a surface treatment which prevents the formation of abrasive particles. We could then use titanium alloys as bulk materials for sliding parts in cryogenic valves and, because of the low specific mass of titanium, could benefit from the subsequent weight reduction. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of dexamethasone treatment on growth performances, sexual axis and hormonal status in finishing bulls
Renaville, Robert ULg; Massart, Serge; Devolder, Anne et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1993), 71(suppl 1), 232

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See detailLes aquifères crayeux en Belgique
Dassargues, Alain ULg; Monjoie, Albéric ULg

in Hydrogéologie (1993), (2), 135-145

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See detailFurther studies on the genetic diversity of lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus L.) using allozymes
Maquet, Alain; Wathelet, Bernard ULg; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Annual Report of the Bean Improvment Cooperative (1993), 36

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See detailA method of comparison of two close batches data: Application to analysis of fog formation causes
Boreux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Guiot, Joël

in Geophysical Research Letters (1993), 20(12), 1179-1182

Given suitable conditions of air temperature and humidity, the density of a fog and its microphysical properties depend mainly on the availability of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and their nature. Fogs ... [more ▼]

Given suitable conditions of air temperature and humidity, the density of a fog and its microphysical properties depend mainly on the availability of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and their nature. Fogs become particularly dense near certain industrial plants because of high concentration of hygroscopic combustion particles in the air. Their role in dense fog formation is estimated by comparing the local climates and CCN concentrations at two similar sites, the first being more subject to air pollution and dense fogs than the second. Orthogonal regression is applied to three meteorological variables (air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed) and CCN concentration. As we compare very close variables, bootstrap provides precise confidence intervals independent of Gaussian assumptions. Two sites are compared: they are located in the Meuse valley (Belgium) at a distance of about 15 km. We found that the local climate of the polluted site is not only colder and wetter but also richer in CCN that the control site. These results suggest interactions of natural and anthropogenic causes in dense fog formation at industrial site. This method is useful in various domains of geophysics when correlated time series have to be compared. [less ▲]

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See detailTransmission, Recombination and Conversion of Mitochondrial Markers in Relation to the Mobility of a Group I Intron in Chlamydomonas
Remacle, Claire ULg; Matagne, René-Fernand ULg

in Current Genetics (1993), 23(5-6, May-Jun), 518-25

Mitochondrial DNA transmission has been analyzed in diploids produced from sexual crosses or artificial fusions between Chlamydomonas strains which differ by several genetic markers: a group I intron (Cs ... [more ▼]

Mitochondrial DNA transmission has been analyzed in diploids produced from sexual crosses or artificial fusions between Chlamydomonas strains which differ by several genetic markers: a group I intron (Cs cob. 1 or alpha intron), three restriction sites (Nh, Nc and H markers) located 0.5-5 kb from the insertion site of the intron, and a MUD2 point mutation (27 bp from the insertion site) conferring resistance to myxothiazol. Recombination between mitochondrial markers is a general property of all crosses and fusions analyzed. In crosses between two intron-containing (alpha+) strains or two intron-less (alpha-) strains, the transmission is preferentially paternal (mt-), with a preponderance depending on the nature of the parental genomes. In crosses between alpha+ and alpha- strains, the conversion of intron-less molecules intron+ is frequent when the alpha+ parent is maternal (mt+) and nearly absolute when the alpha+ parent is paternal (mt-). In 94% of cases, the conversion is accompanied by the co-conversion of the MUD2 marker. In both crosses and artificial fusions, the conversion of alpha- into alpha+ also influences the transmission of the more distant Nh, Nc and H markers. It is hypothesized that the more frequent transmission of the genome containing the intron results from the elimination of alpha- molecules, as a result of a double-strand cut which is induced by an endonuclease encoded by the intron. [less ▲]

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See detailL’Iynge dans le discours mythique et les procédures magiques
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (1993), 6

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See detailThree-dimensional General Circulation Model of the Northern Bering Sea’s Summer Ecohydrodynamics
Nihoul, Jacques ULg; Adam, Paul; Brasseur, Pierre et al

in Continental Shelf Research (1993), 13(5-6), 509-542

The main features of the northern Bering Sea's summer ecohydrodynamics are investigated with the help of two three-dimensional—direct and inverse—models developed at theGeoHydrodynamics ... [more ▼]

The main features of the northern Bering Sea's summer ecohydrodynamics are investigated with the help of two three-dimensional—direct and inverse—models developed at theGeoHydrodynamics andEnvironmentResearch Laboratory of the University of Liège (GHER). Each model consists of two interacting sectorial submodels for (i) the general circulation hydrodynamics and synoptic structures, and (ii) the associated plankton ecosystem dynamics. The direct model is used to simulate, from an initial state compatible with historical, climatological and all available data pertinent to the summer season, a typical overview of the northern Bering Sea's ecohydrodynamics during the summer. The inverse model is applied in a two-fold perspective: (i) the reconstruction of typical summer distributions of temperature and salinity by using more than 1500 CTD profiles measured during the months of July, August and September, in the course of the ISHTAR program; (ii) considering the observations from specific ISHTAR surveys as quasi-synoptic, the reconstruction of individual data fields in order to provide additional information to assess the variability of the system. The model's predictions indicate that the summer dynamics are dominated by a few cogent semi-permanent and reproducible mechanisms which govern the main water mass transports, the upwellings, the fronts and the subsequent seasonal patterns of primary and secondary productions. The general circulation fields calculated by the direct model are considered as a standard of reference to give a coherent interpretation of—local and often instantaneous—observations, process studies and related results, in the context of the natural variability of the system. The simulated flow pattern has been validated, using the set of current measurements provided by 1985 and 1986 ISHTAR moorings. The contribution of the Anadyr Stream to the northward transport is reproduced qualitatively and quantitatively. The vertical motions—undetectable from direct experiments—are computed by the model, and represent one of the most efficient constraints on the ecohydrodynamics. For instance, the strong upwelling located along the Siberian coast—the existence of which was only presumed until recently—is now correctly estimated in position and intensity. The exceptionally high concentrations of nutrients found in the upwelled water turn this hydrodynamic structure into a catalyst element for the development of biological species in the region. The pattern of primary production shows two successive maxima: the first appears as a direct consequence of the frontal conditions associated with the Anadyr Stream, whereas the second develops further north, in the Chukchi Sea. The results display a fairly good agreement with the classical descriptions induced from observations, and suggest that the advection-growth coupling is the main physical conditioning factor for biological processes. [less ▲]

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See detailHistoplasmose africiaine à Histoplasma duboisii (Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii): quatorze cas congolais observés en 10 ans (1981-1990)
Carme, Bernard; Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg; Itoua Ngaporo, A. et al

in Journal de Mycologie Médicale (1993), 3

Fourteen cases of histoplasmosis due to Histoplasma duboisii seen in Congo from 1981 through 1990, are reported: the average age of the patients was 25 years (the youngest being 1,5 y and the oldest 50y ... [more ▼]

Fourteen cases of histoplasmosis due to Histoplasma duboisii seen in Congo from 1981 through 1990, are reported: the average age of the patients was 25 years (the youngest being 1,5 y and the oldest 50y), the M/F ratio was 2,5; most of the patients (10/14) live in a rural area. there was a rather constant frequency of one to three cases per annum from 1981 through 1990. The fisrt congolese AIDS-associated systemic histoplasmosis duboisii case was observed in 1990. Lymph node involvment and mucocutaneous lesions were the most frequent clinical manifestations. In all cases, the disgnosis was established by histological examination. When performed, direct microscopy was always positive (11/11). Isolation of H. duboisii in culture was successful in 7 out of 9 attempts. Two cases of systemic infection were rapidly fatal but a good clinical response was obtained in the other cases wih amphotericin B, which due to intolerance, was replaced by ketoconazole in 2 patients. [less ▲]

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See detailIn Vivo Free Radical Production after Cross-Clamping and Reperfusion of the Renal Artery in the Rabbit
DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; PINCEMAIL, Joël ULg; FRANSSEN, Colette ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Surgery (1993), 1(4), 343-9

Postischaemic reperfusion injury is often attributed to the generation of oxygenated free radicals which may subsequently promote lipid peroxidation in cell membranes. Electron paramagnetic resonance ... [more ▼]

Postischaemic reperfusion injury is often attributed to the generation of oxygenated free radicals which may subsequently promote lipid peroxidation in cell membranes. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy in association with the spin trap molecule alpha-phenyl-N-tert-butyl-nitrone allowed direct confirmation of lipid free radical production after renal ischaemia-reperfusion in an in vivo rabbit model. A 60-min period of ischaemia followed by reperfusion caused free radical production twofold greater than after 15 min of ischaemia. Glutathione and alpha-tocopherol have been measured in renal tissue, as indirect markers of lipid peroxidation. After 15 min of ischaemia followed by 10 min of reperfusion, the mean(s.e.m.) glutathione content of the ischaemic kidney was slightly but significantly reduced by 11.9(2.5)% (P < 0.003). The content of alpha-tocopherol was unchanged. However, 10 min of reperfusion following 60 min of ischaemia led to significant decrease in mean(s.e.m.) content of both glutathione (30.4(3.7)%) (2.23(0.2) versus 3.14(0.18) mumol/g wet tissue, P < 0.001) and alpha-tocopherol (46.1(7.8)%) (0.57(0.10) versus 1.09(0.14) micrograms/g wet tissue, P < 0.001) when compared to the control kidney. Under these experimental conditions, desferrioxamine (15 mg/kg administered intravenously before inducing ischaemia), a drug known to limit free radical production, significantly limited the decrease of alpha-tocopherol to 20.8(6.4)% (0.83(0.08) versus 1.05(0.04) micrograms/g wet tissue, P < 0.05), but did not prevent glutathione consumption in the reperfused kidney. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of the negative regulatory protein PHO80 involved in transcriptional regulation of PHO5 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Jacqmin, S.; Gilliquet, V.; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1993), 101

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See detailVisite du Trésor de la Cathédrale de Liège
George, Philippe ULg

in Feuillets de la Cathédrale de Liège (1993)

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See detailCHARACTERIZATION OF A HIGHLY PHOTOACTIVE MOLECULAR SEMICONDUCTOR - OXOTITANIUM PHTHALOCYANINE
Ghosez, Philippe ULg; COTE, R.; GASTONGUAY, L. et al

in Chemistry of Materials (1993), 5(10), 1581-1590

Oxotitanium phthalocyanine (OTiPc) thin films have been sublimed at various thicknesses on SnO2 and glass substrates. The morphology, crystallinity, and photoelectrochemical activity of the films have ... [more ▼]

Oxotitanium phthalocyanine (OTiPc) thin films have been sublimed at various thicknesses on SnO2 and glass substrates. The morphology, crystallinity, and photoelectrochemical activity of the films have been studied. It was found that the physical and photoelectrochemical properties of the films are greatly influenced by the temperature reached by the substrate during the sublimation. Below 80-degrees-C, amorphous films are obtained while the films are partially crystalline when the substrate is allowed to reach about 140-degrees-C. Amorphous films are made of tightly packed aggregates of circular section while partially crystalline films consists of platelets. All films are porous and permeable to the I3-/I- redox system. The dominant polymorph in partially crystalline films is not the same for all film thicknesses. It is phase IV OTiPc (as deduced by electron diffraction) for films thinner than about 2000 angstrom. On the other hand, for films thicker than about 8000 angstrom, phase I OTiPc becomes the dominant polymorph (as deduced by X-ray diffraction). It is replaced by phase II for 20 000-angstrom-thick films of OTiPc. Partially crystalline films are the only ones to absorb in the near-infrared (NIR) region. This typical absorption is going along with an improvement of the photoactivity of the films. In partially crystalline films, energy is transferred from the amorphous to the crystalline regions where most of the charges are generated. Quantum yields for electron collection per incident photon may reach over 25% in short circuit conditions, at 850 nm, the Q-band absorption maximum for 8000-angstrom-thick films. Those films are phase I OTiPc. Under 35 MW CM-2 polychromatic illumination, the same films are characterized by short circuit photocurrents of 1.5 mA cm-2. A NIR absorbance is an important factor required to obtain a high photoactivity, but it is not the only one. Interaction of OTiPc with oxygen at the purification level of the crude material is very important as well. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of GnRH agonists in the endoscopic treatment of endometriosis and fibromyomas.
Donnez, Jacques; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Grandjean, P. et al

in Contraception, Fertilite, Sexualité (1992) (1993), 21(1), 59-62

Uterine myomas and endometriosis are benign pathologies frequently encountered in women. Myomas are often associated with infertility and/or menorrhagia particularly if they are sub-mucosal. Endometriosis ... [more ▼]

Uterine myomas and endometriosis are benign pathologies frequently encountered in women. Myomas are often associated with infertility and/or menorrhagia particularly if they are sub-mucosal. Endometriosis is diagnosed in more than 35% of infertile patients. These two common pathologies are oestrogen-dependent and the administration of a GnRH agonist has been proposed as a non-surgical approach to the treatment of myomas and endometriosis. GnRH agonists cannot, however, be considered as definitive medical therapy because most myomas and endometriotic cysts return to their initial size within 4 months following the cessation of treatment. Moreover, because of the menopausal-like state that they induce, GnRH agonists provoke bone demineralization and for this reason, their long-term use is not recommended. These agents should, therefore, be considered as an adjuvant preoperative therapy. The aim is, above all, to achieve a preoperative reduction of tumour size, thus facilitating the endoscopic surgery: either hysteroscopic resection in the case of sub-mucosal myomas, or vaporization of ovarian cysts in the case of cystic endometriotic lesions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Audiospinal Reaction in Parkinsonian Patients Reflects Functional Changes in Reticular Nuclei
Delwaide, Paul ULg; PEPIN, Jean-Louis ULg; Maertens De Noordhout, Alain ULg

in Annals of Neurology (1993), 33(1), 63-9

Audiospinal facilitation using the soleus H-reflex as a test was compared in 16 control subjects and 23 parkinsonian patients. In the patients, facilitation was significantly reduced during the 75 to 150 ... [more ▼]

Audiospinal facilitation using the soleus H-reflex as a test was compared in 16 control subjects and 23 parkinsonian patients. In the patients, facilitation was significantly reduced during the 75 to 150 msec after the conditioning stimulation. This reduction was seen bilaterally even in patients with a hemisyndrome. It was corrected by L-dopa but not by anticholinergic agents. Facilitation at the 75-msec delay showed an inverse linear correlation with the bradykinesia intensity (r = -0.7, p < 0.01). The results argue in favor of a reduced excitability of the nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis from which a reticulospinal tract emanates as effector of the audiospinal facilitation. This would represent another example of dysfunction of reticular nuclei in Parkinson's disease. [less ▲]

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See detailLaparoscopic myolysis with the Nd:YAG laser.
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Smets, Mireille; Malvaux, Vincent et al

in Journal of Gynecologic Surgery (1993), 9(2), 95-9

Laparoscopic myomectomy can be carried out in cases of subserosal and intramural fibroids. Laparoscopic myolysis can be proposed as an alternative to laparoscopic myomectomy in cases of large or multiple ... [more ▼]

Laparoscopic myomectomy can be carried out in cases of subserosal and intramural fibroids. Laparoscopic myolysis can be proposed as an alternative to laparoscopic myomectomy in cases of large or multiple intramural fibroids in women aged over 40 or not desiring to bear more children but wishing to avoid a future hysterectomy. The authors report the technique and the long-term results in a series of 48 women with fibroids treated by myolysis. Because of the risk of bowel adhesions, further studies with another type of laser fiber are required. [less ▲]

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See detailAn efficient interpolation algorithm for Fourier and diffractive optics
Roose, Stéphane ULg; Brichau, Bart; Stijns, Erik

in Optics Communications (1993), 97(5-6), 312-318

An alternative algorithm for the computation of diffraction (Fourier) integrals is described. Its computation time is comparable with the computation time of an FFT-algorithm combined with zero-framing ... [more ▼]

An alternative algorithm for the computation of diffraction (Fourier) integrals is described. Its computation time is comparable with the computation time of an FFT-algorithm combined with zero-framing. On the other hand it allows a free choice of resolution, as in numerical integration. The features of this algorithm are illustrated on the calculation of a PSF of an aberrated lens. [less ▲]

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See detailMonads and chaos : the vitality of Leibniz's philosophy
Bouquiaux, Laurence ULg

in Diogenes (1993)

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See detailAmineptine and response timing in the rat
Lejeune, Helga ULg; Hermans, Isabelle ULg; Mocaer, E. et al

in Behavioural Processes (1993), 29

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See detailComputer Originated Polarizing Holographic Optical Element recorded in Photopolymerizable layers
Carré, Christiane; Habraken, Serge ULg; Roose, Stéphane ULg

in Optics Letters (1993), 18(9), 738-740

The photosensitive system that is used in most cases to produce holographic optical holograms is dichromated gelatin. Other materials may be used, in particular, photopolymerizable layers. In the present ... [more ▼]

The photosensitive system that is used in most cases to produce holographic optical holograms is dichromated gelatin. Other materials may be used, in particular, photopolymerizable layers. In the present investigation, we set out to use the polymer developed in the Laboratoire de Photochimie Générale in Mulhouse in order to duplicate a computer-generated hologram. Our technique is intended to generate polarizing properties. We took into account the fact that no wet chemistry processing is required; grating fringe spacings are not distorted through chemical development. [less ▲]

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See detailPalynological data from the Devono-Carboniferous boundary beds in the new Stockum Trench II and the Hasselbachtal Borehole. Northern Rhenish Massif, Germany.
Higgs, K; Streel, Maurice ULg; Korn, D et al

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1993), 115(2/1992), 551-557

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See detailFollicular dendritic cells: isolation procedures, short and long term cultures.
Heinen, Ernst ULg; Tsunoda, R.; Marcoty, C. et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1993), 329

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See detailLa gestion de l'espace
Bock, Laurent ULg

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1993), 28(2-3), 115-414

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See detailStructure of the 16 S ribosomal RNA of the thermophilic cyanobacterium Chlorogloeopsis HTF (‘Mastigocladus laminosus HTF’) strain PCC75 18, and phylogenetic analysis
Wilmotte, Annick ULg; Van Der Auwera, Gert; De Wachter, Rupert

in FEBS Letters (1993), 317

The thermophilic cyanobacterial strain, PCC7518, originally identified as ‘Mu~tigocludus hminosus HTF’ does not show branchings or heterocysts. The absence of branchings supports the later assignment to ... [more ▼]

The thermophilic cyanobacterial strain, PCC7518, originally identified as ‘Mu~tigocludus hminosus HTF’ does not show branchings or heterocysts. The absence of branchings supports the later assignment to the genus Chlorogloeopsu. The absence of heterocysts may be the result of a mutation because heterocysts were observed in the original isolate. Alternatively, contamination may have happened. To solve this problem, the 16 S rRNA sequence was determined and used to infer a secondary structure model and build distance trees. The trees showed that strain PCC7518 belongs to the cluster of heterocystous species and has most probably lost the abihty to produce heterocysts by mutation. It is only distantly related to Chlorogloeopsis fritschii PCC67 18. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential location of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in European Journal of Cell Biology (1993), 62(2), 259-69

We have examined in great detail the distribution of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters in different cell types by means of various immunocytochemical approaches. Using the in situ ... [more ▼]

We have examined in great detail the distribution of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters in different cell types by means of various immunocytochemical approaches. Using the in situ polyadenylate nucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique for RNA detection or anti-RNA antibodies, we decisively demonstrate the presence of appreciable amount of RNA in clusters of interchromatin granules of untreated cells. Neither the in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique nor anti-DNA antibodies, nor the in situ nick-translation technique for DNA detection have revealed any DNA in the interchromatin granule clusters. However, dispersed chromatin sensitive to DNase I are found at the borders and in the close vicinity of interchromatin granule clusters. The results indicate that interchromatin granule clusters should not be nuclear structures directly involved in RNA transcription but rather in some other steps of RNA metabolism. [less ▲]

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See detailIs1151, an Is-Like Element of Clostridium Perfringens
Daube, Georges ULg; Kaeckenbeeck, Albert ULg; Simon, Patricia ULg

in Nucleic Acids Research (1993), 21(2), 352

Description of a new insertion sequence, named IS1151, associated with cpe gene from Clostridium perfringens

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See detailIn vitro susceptibility of Clostridium perfringens isolated from farm animals to growth-enhancing antibiotics.
Devriese, L. A.; Daube, Georges ULg; Hommez, J. et al

in Journal of Applied Bacteriology (1993), 75

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See detailOccurrence of contrasting skarn formations in dolomites of the Traversella deposit (Ivrea, Italy)
Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg; Verkaeren, Jean

in Geologische Rundschau : Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Geologie (1993), 82

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See detailSodium et hypertension artérielle essentielle. Nouveau refrain pour une vieille chanson
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

in L'Information Cardiologique (1993), 17(7), 299-304

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See detailMaghrébins en Europe
Martiniello, Marco ULg; Geisser, V.; Lorcerie, F. et al

in Annuaire de l'Afrique du Nord (1993), XXXII

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