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

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

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

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

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

in Revue internationale de droit pénal (1994)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLa régression : un problème statistique complexe à partir d'une idée simple
Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Biométrie-Praximétrie (1994), 34(2), 109-123

Comme beaucoup de domaines de la statistique, la régression a connu d'importants développements au cours de ces vingt-cinq dernières années et l'objectif de l'article est de présenter, de façon sommaire ... [more ▼]

Comme beaucoup de domaines de la statistique, la régression a connu d'importants développements au cours de ces vingt-cinq dernières années et l'objectif de l'article est de présenter, de façon sommaire, les développements relatifs à quelques aspects particuliers de la régression linéaire, même si certains éléments peuvent être facilement étendus ou adpatés au cas de la régression non linéaire. Nous examinerons tout d'abord le problème de la validation des résultats d'une régression, en considérant successivement les critères globaux de mesure de la qualité de la régression, la division des données et la validation croisée, les représentations graphiques et les mesures de l'influence. Ensuite, nous envisagerons l'établissement des équations de régression, en abordant le problème du choix des variables et en évoquant quelques alternatives à la régression classique, en relation, notamment, avec la colinéarité. Enfin, nous terminerons par quelques conclusions. [less ▲]

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

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

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See detailFirst-principles calculations of dielectric and effective charge tensors in Barium Titanate
Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Gonze, X.; Michenaud, J. P.

in Ferroelectrics (1994), 153

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See detailRecension de l'ouvrage de Daniel Panis, "Il y a le il y a. L'énigme de Heidegger"
Steinmetz, Rudy ULg

in Espaces de liberté (1994)

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

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

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See detailMassive Ketonuria During Sedation with Propofol in a 12 Year Old Girl with Severe Head Trauma
Canivet, Jean-Luc ULg; Gustad, K.; Leclercq, P. et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1994), 45(1), 19-22

Severe ketonuria developed during sedation with propofol in a 12 year old girl with brain injury. Deep sedation with propofol (5.1 mg/kg/h) was required because of agitation and severe intracranial ... [more ▼]

Severe ketonuria developed during sedation with propofol in a 12 year old girl with brain injury. Deep sedation with propofol (5.1 mg/kg/h) was required because of agitation and severe intracranial hypertension; as a part of our management protocol, glucose intake was restricted to 5 Kcal/h. After 18 hours of propofol infusion there was intense ketonuria (8+ by Ketostix) without any evidence of metabolic acidosis (pH, HCO3- and anion gap were within normal values). At this time, indirect calorimetry (Deltatrac) confirmed that energy expenditure was principally based on fat consumption (70% of energy expenditure). Lowering the propofol infusion rate and increasing glucose intake reduced fat consumption to 39% within 8 hours: at this time, Ketostix was negative for ketone bodies. This case illustrates a potential risk of ketonuria during prolonged sedation with propofol (a 10% solution of intralipid), particularly if glucose intake is restricted. Monitoring urinary ketone bodies is recommended under these circumstances. [less ▲]

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See detailMalignant Hyperthermia and Severe Hypoglycemia after Reexposure to Halothane
Bichel, T.; Canivet, Jean-Luc ULg; Damas, Pierre ULg et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1994), 45(1), 23-7

A four year child presented with an episode of malignant hyperthermia induced by reexposure to halothane. The episode was associated with early onset of a severe hypoglycemia and liver enzymatic ... [more ▼]

A four year child presented with an episode of malignant hyperthermia induced by reexposure to halothane. The episode was associated with early onset of a severe hypoglycemia and liver enzymatic perturbances. Etiology of these perturbances is hard to state precisely in this clinical context, but a hepatic toxicity of halothane and/or by dantrolene is considered. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de Vincent de Gaulejac et d'Isabel Taboada Leonnetti: La lutte des places
Robert, Jocelyne ULg

in Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie (1994)

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See detailLes indices de déformation plio-quaternaire de la bordure occidentale du bassin des Iullemenden dans la région de Niamey (Niger).
Vicat, Jean-Paul; Léger, Jean-Marc; AHMED, Y et al

in Revue de Géographie Alpine (1994), 5

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

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

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See detailDifferential Expression of the 67-Kd Laminin Receptor and 31-Kd Human Laminin-Binding Protein in Human Ovarian Carcinomas
van den Brule, F. A.; Berchuck, A.; Bast, R. C. et al

in European Journal of Cancer (1994), 30A(8), 1096-9

The expression of the 67-kD laminin receptor (67LR) and the 31-kD human laminin-binding protein (HLBP31), two proteins involved in cancer cell laminin interaction, was evaluated on 30 ovarian cancer ... [more ▼]

The expression of the 67-kD laminin receptor (67LR) and the 31-kD human laminin-binding protein (HLBP31), two proteins involved in cancer cell laminin interaction, was evaluated on 30 ovarian cancer specimens. Expression of the 67LR was increased (up to 2.5-fold, in 87% of the patients), while HLBP31 expression was downregulated in cancer cells compared with the normal tissue, as detected by northern blotting and immunohistochemistry. The immunohistochemical study demonstrated that the 67LR was significantly overexpressed (P < 0.05) in the group of patients whose cytoreductive surgery was suboptimal, and those with poor clinical outcome. No correlation was observed between HLBP31 expression and clinicopathological features. Increased expression of the 67LR appears to correlate with the invasive phenotype of ovarian cancer cells and suggests a role of the latter in ovarian cancer invasion. [less ▲]

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See detailEndoscopic management of ectopic pregnancy.
Donnez, Jacques; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg

in Bailliere's Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1994), 8(4), 707-2

The rationale for the conservative management of ectopic pregnancy is the preservation of reproductive potential. Removal of trophoblast through a linear incision (salpingotomy) can be easily performed by ... [more ▼]

The rationale for the conservative management of ectopic pregnancy is the preservation of reproductive potential. Removal of trophoblast through a linear incision (salpingotomy) can be easily performed by endoscopy. The injection of vasopressin into the broad ligament is required in less than 10% of cases and its routine use is not recommended because of the risk of severe side-effects. The techniques in cases of isthmic or cornual tubal pregnancy are also described. Other alternatives such as expectant management, methotrexate, RU 486 and prostaglandins have also recently been proposed. Although methotrexate therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in cases of unruptured tubal pregnancy, further studies are needed to determine whether or not this medical therapy is a safer option than laparoscopic surgery and to compare the subsequent intrauterine and recurrent ectopic pregnancy rates. Endoscopic salpingotomy is an efficacious procedure. Indeed, residual trophoblast is found in only 5% of cases after this surgical procedure. In these cases of persistent trophoblast, methotrexate is proposed as the medical approach of choice. Evaluation of the postoperative fertility after linear salpingotomy demonstrates an intrauterine pregnancy rate of 63% and a recurrent ectopic pregnancy rate of 8%. In conclusion, endoscopic management of tubal pregnancy is a safe and efficacious therapy. The contraindications are relative and depend essentially on the surgeon's experience. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailStereoselective syntheses of cyclopropane derivatives from γ-alkoxy-α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and methylene transfer reagents
Krief, Alain; Dumont, Willy; Lecomte, Philippe ULg

in Polish Journal of Chemistry (1994), 68

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See detailLa structure de la typologie de Holland : une approche factorielle confirmatoire
Broonen, Jean-Paul ULg; El Ahmadi, A.

in Psychologie et Psychométrie (1994)

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See detailTechnical Efficiency and Productivity Growth in an Era of Deregulation: the Case of Airlines
Distexhe, Véronique; Perelman, Sergio ULg

in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Revue Suisse d'Economie Politique et de Statistique (1994), (130), 669-689

In this paper we measure technical efficiency and productivity gains in airline activities. Non-parametric frontiers and Malmquist indices of productivity are estimated for thirty-three airlines observed ... [more ▼]

In this paper we measure technical efficiency and productivity gains in airline activities. Non-parametric frontiers and Malmquist indices of productivity are estimated for thirty-three airlines observed over the period 1977-1988. We identify three sources of growth: technological progress, efficiency change and route network characteristics. The results bring to light the reasons that pushed several airlines to merge when markets were deregulated. [less ▲]

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See detail"Des biet ou lombardeau": La langue d'un écrivant belgoroman du début du 17e siècle
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg; Chambon, Jean-Pierre

in Revue de Linguistique Romane (1994), 58

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See detailLa gynécologie dans les papyrus grecs de médecine
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Acta Belgica Historiae Medicinae (1994), 7(4), 207-217

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See detailEffet du chargement et de la période de complémentation au pâturage sur les performances de taurillons finis en stabulation
Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Gielen, Marc ULg; Limbourg, Pierre et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailDe réels progrès ont-ils été faits dans le traitement de l'ostéoporose ?
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; DEROISY, Rita ULg; Franchimont, P

in Medisearch (1994), 81

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See detailConditional watershed segmentation for grain boundary reconstruction
Pirard, Eric ULg; Delanaye, Annick ULg

in Acta Stereologica (1994), 14(1), 23-28

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See detailMR1325693,Huang, Hou-Cheng and Usmani, Asif S.,Finite element analysis for heat transfer
Rochus, Pierre ULg

in Mathematical Reviews [=MR] (1994)

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See detailImmunohistochemical analysis of estrogen and progesterone receptors in endometrium and peritoneal endometriosis: a new quantitative method.
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Casanas-Roux, Françoise; Wyns, Christine et al

in Fertility and Sterility (1994), 62(4), 751-9

Objective: To evaluate estrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR) content in glandular and stromal cells of eutopic and ectopic endometrium. DESIGN: A recently advanced stereographic computer ... [more ▼]

Objective: To evaluate estrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR) content in glandular and stromal cells of eutopic and ectopic endometrium. DESIGN: A recently advanced stereographic computer technology was applied for the investigation of steroid receptors. SETTING: University hospital department of gynecology. PATIENTS: Biopsies of endometrium and typical peritoneal endometriotic lesions were taken from 19 infertile patients with laparoscopically proved endometriosis. Endometrial biopsies were also taken from 15 patients without endometriosis. All of them were untreated. RESULTS: In normal endometrium, the highest concentrations of ER and PR occurred in the epithelial and stromal cells during the late proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. Estrogen receptor and PR content declined throughout the secretory phase. Progesterone receptor content was found not to be significantly decreased in the stroma during the early secretory phase and quite high in the late secretory phase. In peritoneal endometriotic lesions, the highest concentrations of ER and PR were found during the late proliferative phase. When compared with normal endometrium, a lower ER content ans a similar PR content were observed, and the cyclic changes in peritoneal endometriosis lesions were also similar. CONCLUSION: A new computerized technology for the evaluation of ER and PR in eutopic and ectopic endometrium. Although the ER content was found to be lower in endometriotic tissue when compared with endometrium, the cyclic pattern was similar in both eutopic and ectopic endometrium. Progesterone receptor content was similar in both tissues, except during the late secretory phase in ectopic glandular epithelium in which a high persistent PR content was observed. [less ▲]

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See detailGravitational lenses
Refsdal, S.; Surdej, Jean ULg

in Reports on Progress in Physics (1994), 57

According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, a gravitational field bends electromagnetic waves in much the same way as low atmospheric air layers curve the trajectory of a propagating light ray ... [more ▼]

According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, a gravitational field bends electromagnetic waves in much the same way as low atmospheric air layers curve the trajectory of a propagating light ray. Large mass concentrations in the universe can thereby act as a type of lens, a gravitational lens. After briefly reviewing the history of gravitational lensing since the early thoughts of Newton in 1704 until the serendipitous discovery of the first gravitational lens system in 1979, the authors recall the basic principles of atmospheric and gravitational lensing. They then describe a simple optical gravitational lens experiment which has the merit of accounting for all types of image configuration observed among currently known gravitational lens systems. Various types of gravitational lens models are described in detail as well as the resulting image properties of a distant source. An updated list as well as colour illustrations of the best known examples of multiply imaged quasars, radio rings and giant luminous arcs and arclets are presented. Some of these observations are discussed in detail. Finally, the authors show how it is possible to use gravitational lensing as a cosmological and astrophysical tool, the most interesting applications being the determination of the Hubble parameter H[SUB]0[/SUB], the mass of very distant lensing galaxies as well as the distribution of luminous and dark matter in the universe. They also show how to determine the size and structure of distant quasars from observations of micro-lensing effects. [less ▲]

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See detailPyoverdine production is not the sole trait involved in the biological control of soil diseases by Pseudomonas fluorescens ATCC 17400.
Jacques, Philippe ULg; Cornelis, P.; Gaballa, A. et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1994), 102(B81),

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See detailMonofrequency Forced Oscillation Technique for the Investigation of Pulmonary Function in Calves: In Vitro and in Vivo Studies
Close, Roland; Reinhold, Petra; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Research in Veterinary Science (1994), 56(3), 363-372

Parameters derived from the non-invasive and simple monofrequency forced oscillation technique were compared with classical parameters of ventilatory mechanics in order to assess its usefulness for the ... [more ▼]

Parameters derived from the non-invasive and simple monofrequency forced oscillation technique were compared with classical parameters of ventilatory mechanics in order to assess its usefulness for the investigation of pulmonary function in calves. To facilitate this comparison, theoretical derivations were coupled with in vitro measurements, using an artificial lung model, and with in vivo studies. These studies compared the oscillatory resistance parameters (Ros and Re) and the respiratory system compliance (Crs) against the classical pulmonary resistance (RL) and the dynamic compliance (Cdyn), respectively. Ros and Re were highly correlated (r > or = 0.87) with RL and the comparison between Crs and Cdyn gave a similarly high correlation (r > or = 0.88). Given its simplicity, its correspondence with classical parameters and its rapidity and reproducibility, monofrequency forced oscillation technique seems well suited for the investigation of pulmonary function under field conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailL'hémorragie pulmonaire induite par l'exercise chez le cheval: une énigme de la médecine équine ?
Art, Tatiana ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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

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See detailMechanism of Thiamine Transport in Neuroblastoma Cells. Inhibition of a High Affinity Carrier by Sodium Channel Activators and Dependence of Thiamine Uptake on Membrane Potential and Intracellular Atp
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Wins, Pierre

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1994), 269(20), 14379-14385

Nerve cells are particularly sensitive to thiamine deficiency. We studied thiamine transport in mouse neuroblastoma (Neuro 2a) cells. At low external concentration, [14C]thiamine was taken up through a ... [more ▼]

Nerve cells are particularly sensitive to thiamine deficiency. We studied thiamine transport in mouse neuroblastoma (Neuro 2a) cells. At low external concentration, [14C]thiamine was taken up through a saturable high affinity mechanism (Km = 35 nM). This was blocked by low concentrations of the Na+ channel activators veratridine (IC50 = 7 +/- 4 microM) and batrachotoxin (IC50 = 0.9 microM). These effects were not antagonized by tetrodotoxin and were also observed in cell lines devoid of Na+ channels, suggesting that these channels are not involved in the mechanism of inhibition. At high extracellular concentrations, thiamine uptake proceeds essentially via a low affinity carrier (Km = 0.8 mM), insensitive to veratridine but blocked by divalent cations. In both cases, the uptake was independent on external sodium, partially inhibited (10-35%) by depolarization and sensitive to metabolic inhibitors. A linear relationship between the rate of thiamine transport and intracellular ATP concentration was found. When cells grown in a medium of low thiamine concentration (6 nM) were exposed to 100 nM extracellular thiamine, a 3-fold increase in intracellular thiamine diphosphate was observed after 2 h while the concomitant increase in intracellular free thiamine was barely significant. These data suggest a secondary active transport of thiamine, the main driving force being thiamine phosphorylation rather than the sodium gradient. [less ▲]

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See detailLes fleurs pâles du souvenir... Sur Guillaume Lekeu
Pirenne, Christophe ULg; Vendrix, Philippe ULg

in La Vie Wallonne (1994), 110

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

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

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

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

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See detailHow to improve the working conditions with an aerosol delivery equipment suitable for calves ?
Genicot, B.; Peckova, M.; Lamberty, S. et al

in American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine (1994), 149

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See detailThe use of large scale computer assisted tomography for the study of hydrodynamics in trickling filters
Toye, Dominique ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg; Crine, Michel ULg et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (1994), 49(24B), 5271-5280

In this paper, a new experimental technique is proposed, based on X-ray tomography, allowing the analysis of the gas-liquid-solid phase distribution in trickling filters. Tomography refers to the cross ... [more ▼]

In this paper, a new experimental technique is proposed, based on X-ray tomography, allowing the analysis of the gas-liquid-solid phase distribution in trickling filters. Tomography refers to the cross-sectional imaging of an object from data collected by illuminating this object from many directions. The experimental set-up allows the scanning of transverse sections of rather large filters: up to 0.8 m diameter and 2 m height can be irradiated. Experiments were carried out both without and with liquid flow. In the absence of liquid, the reconstructed images give a view of the non-uniformity of the solid phase distribution. The images obtained are very complex because they result from the superposition of several distributions with different spatial scales. The existence of a first spatial scale is shown which allows separation of the properties belonging to the individual packing elements from those belonging to the bed scale. When liquid is flowing through the packed bed, the distribution of the liquid hold-up is clearly evidenced, despite the very low liquid film thickness. [less ▲]

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See detailA common system controls the induction of very different genes. The class-A beta-lactamase of Proteus vulgaris and the enterobacterial class-C beta-lactamase.
Datz, M; Joris, Bernard ULg; Azab, E A et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1994), 226(1), 149-57

Among the Enterobacteriaceae, Proteus vulgaris is exceptional in the inducible production of a 29-kDa beta-lactamase (cefuroximase) with an unusually high activity towards the beta-lactamase-stable ... [more ▼]

Among the Enterobacteriaceae, Proteus vulgaris is exceptional in the inducible production of a 29-kDa beta-lactamase (cefuroximase) with an unusually high activity towards the beta-lactamase-stable oximino-cephalosporins (e.g. cefuroxime and cefotaxime). Sequencing of the corresponding gene, cumA, showed that the derived CumA beta-lactamase belonged to the molecular class A. The structural gene was under the direct control of gene cumR, which was transcribed backwards and whose initiation codon was 165 bp away from that of the beta-lactamase gene. This resembled the arrangement of structural and regulator genes ampC and ampR of the 39-kDa molecular-class-C beta-lactamase AmpC present in many enterobacteria. Moreover, cloned genes ampD and ampG for negative modulation and signal transduction of AmpC beta-lactamase induction, respectively, were also able to restore constitutively CumA overproducing and non-inducible P. vulgaris mutants to the inducible, wild-type phenotype. The results indicate that controls of the induction phenomena are equivalent for the CumA and AmpC beta-lactamase. Very different structural genes can thus be under the control of identical systems. [less ▲]

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See detailDe limite en frontière : le monde à la mesure de l'homme
Bachelet, Jean-François ULg

in Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie (1994), 3-4

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See detailStatistical properties of daily returns : evidence from european stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (1994), 21(2), 271-282

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See detailShape processing and analysis using the calypter
Pirard, Eric ULg

in Journal of Microscopy (1994), 175(3), 214-221

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

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

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

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

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See detailQue peut-on attendre des marqueurs immunohistochimiques du mélanome?
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Nouvelles Dermatologiques (1994), 13

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See detailHuman RelB (I-Rel) functions as a kappa B site-dependent transactivating member of the family of Rel-related proteins.
Bours, Vincent ULg; Azarenko, V.; Dejardin, Emmanuel ULg et al

in Oncogene (1994), 9(6), 1699-702

RelB belongs to the family of Rel-related proteins, dimers of which determine NF-kappa B activity. The murine RelB protein has been reported to be a dimerizing partner in kappa B-binding complexes which ... [more ▼]

RelB belongs to the family of Rel-related proteins, dimers of which determine NF-kappa B activity. The murine RelB protein has been reported to be a dimerizing partner in kappa B-binding complexes which are capable of transactivation. On the other hand, the I-Rel protein, the presumed human homolog of RelB, was proposed to be an inhibitor whose presence in dimeric complexes interfered with their kappa B binding and therefore interfered also with transactivation. We demonstrate that human RelB (I-Rel) forms with p50 and p52 (p50B) kappa B-binding heterodimeric complexes which potently transactivate kappa B-dependent constructs in transfection studies. It is concluded that human RelB (I-Rel) and murine RelB can both function as transactivators and that no significant species-specific differences exist. [less ▲]

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See detailThe phytoplankton community of the river Meuse, Belgium: seasonal dynamics (year 1992) and the possible incidence of zooplankton grazing
Gosselain, Véronique ULg; Descy, Jean-Pierre; Everbecq, Etienne ULg

in Hydrobiologia (1994), 289

Qualitative and quantitative aspects of the phytoplankton of the river Meuse were studied during 1992 at a point 537 km from the source. The phytoplankton was dominated by diatoms and green algae. The ... [more ▼]

Qualitative and quantitative aspects of the phytoplankton of the river Meuse were studied during 1992 at a point 537 km from the source. The phytoplankton was dominated by diatoms and green algae. The factors regulating the phytoplankton groxth were clearly physical variables : discharge, temperature and irradiance. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la chimiorésistance de Plasmodium falciparum. Revue des tests in vitro: méthodologie, intérêts et limites
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg; Carme, Bernard

in Publications Médicales Africaines (1994), 129

The chloroquine-resistance of Plasmodium falciparum appeared first in Southeast Asia and South-America during the sixties. It reached further the african continent in 1977, through Kenya and Tanzania. In ... [more ▼]

The chloroquine-resistance of Plasmodium falciparum appeared first in Southeast Asia and South-America during the sixties. It reached further the african continent in 1977, through Kenya and Tanzania. In Africa, the front of the resistance spread from East to West, and now completely covers Black Africa with different degrees of resistance. Rapidly, "in vivo" and "in vitro" tests were developped to assess the sensitivity of P. falciparum strains against the different antimalarial drugs. This paper is a review of existing "in vitro" and "in vivo" tests with their interest and limits. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of the penA gene of Pseudomonas cepacia 249.
Joris, Bernard ULg; Galleni, Moreno ULg; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (1994), 38(2), 407-8

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See detailThe Compartmentation of Phosphorylated Thiamine Derivatives in Cultured Neuroblastoma Cells
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1994), 1222(1), 7-14

Thiamine transport in cultured neuroblastoma cells is mediated by a high-affinity carrier (KM = 40 nM). In contrast, the uptake of the more hydrophobic sulbutiamine (isobutyrylthiamine disulfide) is ... [more ▼]

Thiamine transport in cultured neuroblastoma cells is mediated by a high-affinity carrier (KM = 40 nM). In contrast, the uptake of the more hydrophobic sulbutiamine (isobutyrylthiamine disulfide) is unsaturable and its initial transport rate is 20-times faster than for thiamine. In the cytoplasm, sulbutiamine is rapidly hydrolyzed and reduced to free thiamine, the overall process resulting in a rapid and concentrative thiamine accumulation. Incorporation of radioactivity from [14C]thiamine or [14C]sulbutiamine into intracellular thiamine diphosphate is slow in both cases. Despite the fact that the diphosphate is probably the direct precursor for both thiamine monophosphate and triphosphate, the specific radioactivity increased much faster for the latter two compounds than for thiamine diphosphate. This suggests the existence of two pools of thiamine diphosphate, the larger one having a very slow turnover (about 17 h); a much smaller, rapidly turning over pool would be the precursor of thiamine mono- and triphosphate. The turnover time for thiamine triphosphate could be estimated to be 1-2 h. When preloading the cells with [14C]sulbutiamine was followed by a chase with the same concentration of the unlabeled compound, the specific radioactivities of thiamine and thiamine monophosphate decreased exponentially as expected, but labeling of the diphosphate continued to increase slowly. Specific radioactivity of thiamine triphosphate increased first, but after 30 min it began to slowly decrease. These results show for the first time the existence of distinct thiamine diphosphate pools in the same homogeneous cell population. They also suggest a complex compartmentation of thiamine metabolism. [less ▲]

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See detailLa pompe musculo-veineuse de la personne âgée
Petermans, Jean ULg; Zicot, M.

in Journal des Maladies Vasculaires (1994), 19(2), 115-8

We study the musculo-venous pump in an elderly population, free of venous disease, by use of a digitized photoplethysmograph. We measure the venous refilling time (To) and the venous drainage (Vo) during ... [more ▼]

We study the musculo-venous pump in an elderly population, free of venous disease, by use of a digitized photoplethysmograph. We measure the venous refilling time (To) and the venous drainage (Vo) during active and passive movement. In the first part, we measure Vo and To during active and passive ankle flexions among 17 patients (34 limbs) aged 82.2 years. These variables are compared to the results of the same measurements obtained among 15 young adults aged 45.1 years (30 limbs). We find that To and Vo are significantly lower in the oldest population (To j 35.9 +/- 4.8 sec, To aged 16.1 +/- 5.2 sec, p < 0.001, Vo j 4.98 +/- 1.1%, Vo ag 2.97 +/- 1%, p < 0.001). In the second part of this work, a passive massage of the calf is substituted to the ankle flexions. This technique is applied to 19 elderly people aged 80.4 years (37 limbs) compared to 6 young adults aged 24 years (12 limbs). In these conditions the comparison is no more in favour of the younger group (To j 37 +/- 7.5 sec, To ag 30.6 +/- 4.1 sec, Vo j 4.03 +/- 1.5%, Vo ag 3.8 +/- 0.06%). The values measured in the elderly group are in the range of normal values. We conclude that senescence does not alter the venous system itself. The present work confirms the influence of extravascular factors as muscles, understanding and coordination of the motions, articular flexibility, on the performance of the musculo venous pomp. As far as possible, the muscular and articular activity has to be encouraged in elderly people in order to reduce the venous stasis. [less ▲]

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See detailCationic and secretory effects of BPDZ 44 and diazoxide in rat pancreatic islets
Antoine, M.-H.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Hermann, M. et al

in Experientia (1994), 50

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See detailEvolutionary affiliation of the marine nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium sp. strain NlBB 1067, derived by 16s ribosomal RNA sequence analysis
Wilmotte, Annick ULg; Neefs, Jean-Marc; De Wachter, Rupert

in Microbiology (1994), 140

The 165 rRNA sequence of Trichodesmium sp. strain NlBB 1067 was determined and used for the construction of a distance tree and bootstrap analysis. The tree shows that, among the available cyanobacterial ... [more ▼]

The 165 rRNA sequence of Trichodesmium sp. strain NlBB 1067 was determined and used for the construction of a distance tree and bootstrap analysis. The tree shows that, among the available cyanobacterial 165 rRNA sequences, Trichodesmium NlBB 1067 has Oscillatoria PCC 7515 as its closest relative, presenting 94.9% of sequence similarity with the latter strain. This is in contrast to a difference of 9 mol O/O G + C in mean genomic DNA base composition between the two organisms. Nevertheless, the genotypic heterogeneity presented by a number of strains assigned to the genus Oscillatoria hinders a taxonomic decision on the separate existence of the genera Trichodesmium and Oscillatoria. The sequence of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) between the 165 and 23s rRNA genes was also determined, as a possible marker to study inter- and intraspecif ic variability. The ITS contains the genes coding for tRNA1Ie and tRNAAia and its total length is 547 nucleotides. In six out of eight sequenced clones, there is a duplication of 29 nucleotides, surrounding the 5' end of the tRNA1Ie. [less ▲]

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See detailBiodegradation of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons phenanthrene, naphtalene and biphenyl by bacteria isolated from a contaminated soil.
Detaille, D.; Jacques, Ph.; Thonart, Philippe ULg

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1994), 102(B8),

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See detailThe functional proof of the diaphragm's specific type of motor innervation in Ongulae
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Leroy, Pascal ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (1994), 426

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See detailMagnesium et metabolisme glucidique.
Lefebvre, Pierre ULg; Paolisso, G.; Scheen, André ULg

in Thérapie (1994), 49(1), 1-7

The interrelationships between magnesium and carbohydrate metabolism have regained considerable interest over the last few years. Insulin secretion requires magnesium: magnesium deficiency results in ... [more ▼]

The interrelationships between magnesium and carbohydrate metabolism have regained considerable interest over the last few years. Insulin secretion requires magnesium: magnesium deficiency results in impaired insulin secretion while magnesium replacement restores insulin secretion. Furthermore, experimental magnesium deficiency reduces the tissues sensitivity to insulin. Subclinical magnesium deficiency is common in diabetes. It results from both insufficient magnesium intakes and increase magnesium losses, particularly in the urine. In type 2, or non-insulin-dependent, diabetes mellitus, magnesium deficiency seems to be associated with insulin resistance. Furthermore, it may participate in the pathogenesis of diabetes complications and may contribute to the increased risk of sudden death associated with diabetes. Some studies suggest that magnesium deficiency may play a role in spontaneous abortion of diabetic women, in fetal malformations and in the pathogenesis of neonatal hypocalcemia of the infants of diabetic mothers. Administration of magnesium salts to patients with type 2 diabetes tend to reduce insulin resistance. Long-term studies are needed before recommending systematic magnesium supplementation to type 2 diabetic patients with subclinical magnesium deficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailMuscle Fibre Type and Size, and Muscle Capillary Density in Young Double-Muscled Blue Belgian Cattle
Stavaux, D.; Art, Tatiana ULg; Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg et al

in Zentralblatt für Veterinarmedizin. Reihe A (1994), 41(3), 229-236

Bovine muscle biopsies were analysed for fiber type and capillary density by the acid ATP-ase and amylase-PAS methods respectively. Samples obtained from Belgian blue double muscled (DM) calves were ... [more ▼]

Bovine muscle biopsies were analysed for fiber type and capillary density by the acid ATP-ase and amylase-PAS methods respectively. Samples obtained from Belgian blue double muscled (DM) calves were compared for their fibre type, size and vascularization with samples from Friesian (F) calves. The animals were sampled both at 2 and 7 months of age. Changes in histochemical composition occurring with ageing, independently of the breed, and differences related to the muscle sampled by comparing biopsies obtained from the longissimus dorsi (LD) and gluteobiceps (GB) muscles in animals of both breed were also investigated. Independently of age and muscle, fibre type I percentage and area were significantly higher in F than in DM muscles. Type IIa area was significantly larger in F than in DM, while fibre type IIb percentage and area were higher in DM. The number of capillaries/mm2 was significantly higher in F than in DM. Fibre type IIa and IIb percentage as well as the diameter of the three fibre types was significantly higher in the oldest animals. Finally, independently of age and breed, fibre type I and IIb percentages were significantly higher in LD but lower in GB. The results mainly demonstrated that Belgian blue DM muscles present a higher proportion of IIb fibres and a lower capillary supply than F muscles. [less ▲]

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See detailFood Consumption in Belgium
Reginster-Haneuse, G.; Gosset, Christiane ULg

in Bibliotheca Nutritio et Dieta (1994), (51), 108-12

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See detailCell localization and redistribution of the 67 kD laminin receptor and alpha 6 beta 1 integrin subunits in response to laminin stimulation: an immunogold electron microscopy study.
Romanov, V.; Sobel, M. E.; pinto da Silva, P. et al

in Cell Adhesion and Communication (1994), 2(3), 201-9

The 67 kDa laminin receptor (67LR), one of several cell surface laminin-binding proteins, is involved in the interactions between cancer cells and laminin during tumor invasion and metastasis. A 37 kDa ... [more ▼]

The 67 kDa laminin receptor (67LR), one of several cell surface laminin-binding proteins, is involved in the interactions between cancer cells and laminin during tumor invasion and metastasis. A 37 kDa polypeptide (37LRP), previously identified as the 67LR precursor, is abundantly present in the cytoplasm and has been implicated in polysome formation. To better understand the cellular localization of the 67LR and its precursor, transmission electron microscopic studies of human melanoma A2058 cells were carried out using immunogold labeling and a variety of antibodies: (a) affinity purified antibodies directed against 37LRP cDNA-derived synthetic peptides; (b) anti-67LR monoclonal antibodies raised against intact human small cell lung carcinoma cells; and (c) monoclonal antibodies against the subunits of the integrin laminin receptor, alpha 6 beta 1. Double-labeling immunocyto-chemistry revealed that anti-67LR monoclonal antibodies as well as anti-37 LRP antibodies recognized antigens that were localized in the cytoplasm in electron dense structures. As expected, cell membrane labeling was also observed. Surprisingly, alpha 6 and beta 1 integrin subunits were detected in the same cytoplasmic structures positive for the 67LR and the 37LRP. After addition of soluble laminin to A2058 cells in suspension, the number of labeled cytoplasmic structures increased especially in the vicinity of the plasma membrane, and were exported onto the cell surface. Neither fibronectin nor BSA induced such an effect. The data demonstrate that the 67 LR and the 37 LRP antibodies detect colocalized antigens that are in cytoplasmic structures with alpha 6 beta 1 integrin.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailControl of drug-resistant epilepsy after head injury with intravenous nimodipine.
HANS, Pol ULg; Triffaux, M.; BONHOMME, Vincent ULg et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1994), 45(4), 175-8

The present report describes a young child who developed generalized epileptic seizures in the course of severe head injury. The start of epileptic seizures was associated with the occurrence of acute ... [more ▼]

The present report describes a young child who developed generalized epileptic seizures in the course of severe head injury. The start of epileptic seizures was associated with the occurrence of acute hyponatremia and hypoosmolality due to excessive Desmopressine administration. The seizures resistant to conventional therapy resolved completely with intravenous nimodipine infusion. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Pepinster formation in the Verviers synclinorium, between Pepinster and Eupen (Belgium). Structural and stratigraphical context
Hance, Luc ULg; Dejonghe, L; Fairon-Demaret, Muriel ULg et al

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1994), 117

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See detailRole des somatomedines/insulin-like growth factors dans la croissance ponderale foetale.
Renaville, Robert ULg; Falaki, M.; Burny, A. et al

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1994), 29(3),

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See detailPlace of MALT in the immune defence system.
Heinen, Ernst ULg

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

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See detailEffects of immunization against somatostatin on growth performances and growth hormone - insulin-like growth factor I and insulin plasma levels in young bulls.
Renaville, Robert ULg; Sneyers, M.; Massart, Serge et al

in Zootecnica e Nutrizione Animale (1994), 20(4),

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See detailEnantioselective synthesis of 6-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-L-dopa from no-carrier-added fluorine-18-fluoride.
Lemaire, Christian ULg; Damhaut, Philippe; Plenevaux, Alain ULg et al

in Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1994), 35(12), 1996-2002

METHODS: A trimethylammonium veratraldehyde triflate was synthesized and used as a precursor for the asymmetric synthesis of 6-[18F]fluoro-L-dopa. RESULTS: Its nucleophilic fluorination with 18F-fluoride ... [more ▼]

METHODS: A trimethylammonium veratraldehyde triflate was synthesized and used as a precursor for the asymmetric synthesis of 6-[18F]fluoro-L-dopa. RESULTS: Its nucleophilic fluorination with 18F-fluoride produced by the 18O(p,n)18F nuclear reaction on enriched 18O-water led to the corresponding no-carrier-added [18F]fluoroveratraldehyde (45 +/- 5% EOB). Diiodosilane was used to prepare the corresponding [18F]fluorobenzyl iodide (36.5 +/- 5.3% EOB). Akylation of (S)-1-tert-boc-2-tert-butyl-3-methyl-4-imidazolidinone with this electrophilic agent, hydrolysis and purification by preparative high-pressure liquid chromatography made 6-[18F]fluoro-L-dopa ready for human injection, in a 23% +/- 6% decay-corrected radiochemical yield. The enantiomeric purity and the specific activity were above 96% and 1 Ci/mumole respectively. CONCLUSION: Through this procedure, starting from 250 mCi of 18F-fluoride, multimillicurie amounts (32 +/- 8.5 mCi) of no-carrier-added 6-[18F]fluoro-L-dopa are now available at the end of synthesis (90 min) with a good radiochemical purity (more than 98%). [less ▲]

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See detailRôle de la chirurgie carotidienne dans la prévention de l'infarctus cérébral
Limet, Raymond ULg; DESIRON, Quentin ULg; DETRY, Olivier et al

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1994), 149(5-7), 299-305306-7

A significant part of transient or permanent cerebral ischemic attacks (CIA) are due to arterio-arterial emboli issued from carotid plaques. Surgery for carotid disobstruction aims to take out emboligenic ... [more ▼]

A significant part of transient or permanent cerebral ischemic attacks (CIA) are due to arterio-arterial emboli issued from carotid plaques. Surgery for carotid disobstruction aims to take out emboligenic plaques by endarterectomy (associated to angioplasty or not). The adversaries of surgical treatment sustain two main assertions: 1. carotid stenoses are not very dangerous, because the definitive thromboses they create are easily compensated by the development of collaterals, so that the risk for stroke is low. 2. this low and late risk of spontaneous carotid thrombosis is not greater than the immediate one following carotid surgery. Those objections have been encountered in randomized North American studies (Nascet [less ▲]

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See detailCytochemical and immunocytochemical study of coiled bodies in different cultured cell lines.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in Chromosoma (1994), 103(4), 268-76

We analyzed by different cytochemical and immunocytochemical approaches the biochemical compositon of coiled bodies in three different cultured cell lines. Coiled bodies are stained by the AgNOR staining ... [more ▼]

We analyzed by different cytochemical and immunocytochemical approaches the biochemical compositon of coiled bodies in three different cultured cell lines. Coiled bodies are stained by the AgNOR staining method and by the EDTA regressive staining method preferential for ribonucleoprotein (RNP). Using the in situ polyadenylate nucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique or anti-RNA antibodies, we decisively demonstrated the presence of appreciable amounts of RNA in coiled bodies. Neither the in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique nor anti-DNA antibodies revealed any DNA in coiled bodies. Coiled bodies thus appear as distinct regions of cell nuclei involved in some steps of RNA metabolism but not directly in RNA synthesis. Their relationships with the dense fibrillar component of the nucleolus and with interchromatin granule clusters are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailBrucellose enzootique à Brucella suis biotype 2 chez le sanglier (sus scrofa) en Belgique
Godfroid, J.; Michel, P.; Uytterhaegen, L. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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Tassoudji, Nazli ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Les Nouvelles Dermatologiques (1994), 13

The neuropeptides act as mediators in the transmission of nervous influx and as messengers between the nervous system and other cell populations. The skin contains numerous neuropeptides which are ... [more ▼]

The neuropeptides act as mediators in the transmission of nervous influx and as messengers between the nervous system and other cell populations. The skin contains numerous neuropeptides which are involved in the regulation of inflammation, immunomodulation, and thermoregulation. Cutaneous trophicity, pigmentation, and to a lesser extent sebaccous secretions are also influenced by neuropeptides. This review describes the functions of the most important neuropeptides encountered at the level of the skin. [less ▲]

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See detailNew Energy Levels in Ne II deduced from FTS spectra in the Infrared Region (1800-9000 cm-1)
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Palmeri, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg

in Physica Scripta (1994), 49

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See detailUn formalisme unique peut-il décrire les phénomènes acoustiques et lumineux ?
Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Bulletin d'Acoustique (1994), 16

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See detailLa reproduction des poissons de nos rivières.
Poncin, Pascal ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1994), 13(3), 317-342

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See detailCas d'étymologie double dans le FEW (V)
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg; Büchi, Eva; Chambon, Jean-Pierre et al

in Travaux de linguistique et de philologie (1994), 32

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See detailLa gestion des données avec le logiciel V. M. S.
Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Deltenre, Alain

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 2

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See detailC'est le bouquet... Histoire d'un ornement typographique liégeois du XVIIIe siècle
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Gutenberg-Jahrbuch (1994), 69

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See detailOpportunities for fine gold recovery from a copper flotation circuit using Knelson concentrator
Patchejieff, B.; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg; Lazarov, D.

in Minerals Engineering (1994), 7(2/3), 405-408

Experiments aimed at determination of the character of the gold observed in a copper ore processed by flotation, and also to evaluate the possibilities of improvement of the total gold recovery have been ... [more ▼]

Experiments aimed at determination of the character of the gold observed in a copper ore processed by flotation, and also to evaluate the possibilities of improvement of the total gold recovery have been carried out. The gravity equipment used was a 7.5" Knelson screen hydrostatic concentrator, reported of being capable of treatment and upgrading of up to 1000 times raw material with about 30% hypothetical concentration of heavy flotation sized particles. The gold-to-sulfides ratio obtained during the various runs was chosen as a general criterion for the type of gold presented (free or locked) and for the gravity approach feasibility. [less ▲]

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See detailHuman follicular dendritic cells in vitro
Tsunoda, R.; Heinen, Ernst ULg; Imai, Y. et al

in Dendritic Cells (1994), 4

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See detailMargaret Atwood's Good Bones
Delville, Michel ULg

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

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See detailQuelle stratégie pour le développement rural dans la structuration de l'espace régional?
Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Annales de Gembloux (1994), 100(3-4), 93-107

L’espace rural comporte tellement de paramètres et de diversités et vit aujourd’hui tellement de mutations que le définir de manière précise est une gageure. On pourrait dire qu’il concerne un territoire ... [more ▼]

L’espace rural comporte tellement de paramètres et de diversités et vit aujourd’hui tellement de mutations que le définir de manière précise est une gageure. On pourrait dire qu’il concerne un territoire essentiellement agricole, à contours diffus, caractérisé par une grande diversité où l’homme y voit une source d’activités multiples, saisonnières ou complémentaires, de services gratuits et de ressources renouvelables : l’air, l’eau, le paysage. Ce n’est pas la ville, ce n’est pas le site industriel mais cela peut être les champs entre deux agglomérations, la forêt entre deux villes et surtout les grands espaces, le monde ouvert dans lequel on oublierait un peu vite que pour maintenir son originalité et valoriser ses atouts et donc se développer il doit se raccrocher à des villes, chacun tirant profit des spécificités et des potentialités de l’autre. Non au désert économique, non aux services systématiquement gratuits, non à l’absence de tissu urbain adapté ; voilà les conditions pour le maintien ou pour un oui à une agriculture revue et corrigée, à la qualité de la vie, à la beauté des paysages, aux espaces de liberté et de détente, en un mot à une nouvelle ruralité basée sur la solidarité. [less ▲]

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See detailCrystallization and X-ray diffraction study of the Streptomyces K15 penicillin-binding DD-transpeptidase.
Englebert, S.; Charlier, Paulette ULg; Fonze, E. et al

in Journal of Molecular Biology (1994), 241(2), 295-7

The 262 amino acid residue long DD-transpeptidase/penicillin-binding protein of Streptomyces K15 has been crystallized at room temperature by using the hanging drop vapour diffusion technique. The ... [more ▼]

The 262 amino acid residue long DD-transpeptidase/penicillin-binding protein of Streptomyces K15 has been crystallized at room temperature by using the hanging drop vapour diffusion technique. The crystals belong to the orthorhombic space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), with unit cell parameters a = 46.4 A, b = 54.1 A and c = 108.3 A. They contain one protein molecule per asymmetric unit and diffract to about 1.9 A. X-ray data have been collected to 2.0 A from a native crystal. The previously published amino acid sequence of the protein has been corrected at positions 71, 72, 113, 114 and 156. [less ▲]

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See detailAsthme et hyperréactivité bronchique non spécifique
Louis, Renaud ULg; Kayembe, J. M.; Radermecker, Maurice ULg

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1994), 49(3-4), 148-57

Bronchial hyperresponsiveness is a hallmark of asthma although it can also be present, to a lesser extent, in other diseases. The level of bronchial responsiveness depends on immuno-inflammatory processes ... [more ▼]

Bronchial hyperresponsiveness is a hallmark of asthma although it can also be present, to a lesser extent, in other diseases. The level of bronchial responsiveness depends on immuno-inflammatory processes modifying the functional status of airway smooth muscle as well as the structure of the bronchial wall. The responsiveness toward a direct constricting pharmacological agent is poorly correlated to the one toward an indirect constricting agent or a physical stimulus which cause airway obstruction through a more complex mechanism. Transversal studies show a relationship between the severity of asthma and the level of methacholine airway responsiveness. Long term treatment with corticoids can reduce the bronchial hyperresponsiveness of asthmatics. [less ▲]

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

in Biométrie-Praximétrie (1994), 34

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

This note describes in a simple way the principles of the factorial methods, and more particularly of the principal component anlaysis and the correspondence analysis. The emphasis is put on the 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 detailENANTIOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF NCA (S)-L-([ALPHA-C-11]METHYL)-TRYPTOPHAN
Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg; Delfiore, Guy et al

in Applied Radiation & Isotopes (1994), 45(6), 651-653

N.c.a. (S)-L-([alpha-C-11]methyl)-tryptophan was prepared by treatment at -78-degrees-C of (2S,3aR,8aS)-1,2-bis(-methoxycarbonyl)-1,2,3,3a,8,8a-hexahydropyrrolo[2, 3-b]-indole with lithium ... [more ▼]

N.c.a. (S)-L-([alpha-C-11]methyl)-tryptophan was prepared by treatment at -78-degrees-C of (2S,3aR,8aS)-1,2-bis(-methoxycarbonyl)-1,2,3,3a,8,8a-hexahydropyrrolo[2, 3-b]-indole with lithium diisopropylamide and [C-11]CH3I. After hydrolysis with HI and HPLC purification, the title compound was isolated with a radiochemical yield of 36% (EOB corrected) within 22 min; e.e. was shown > 97% (n = 20); specific activity was ranging between 0.8 and 1.2 Ci (30-45 GBq)/mu mol EOB. [less ▲]

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See detailUniversal scaling laws and the QCD scale anomaly
Ripka, Georges; Jaminon, Martine ULg

in Physics Reports (1994), 242

An effective chiral Lagrangian is given which implements the QCD scale anomaly and the universal scaling law of hadron masses. It is used to study the pion mass and the coupling between quark and gluon ... [more ▼]

An effective chiral Lagrangian is given which implements the QCD scale anomaly and the universal scaling law of hadron masses. It is used to study the pion mass and the coupling between quark and gluon condensates in dense matter. [less ▲]

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

in Physica Scripta (1994), 49

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See detailModulatory Effect of Neuropeptide Y on Acetylcholine-Induced Oedema and Vasoconstriction in Isolated Perfused Lungs of Rabbit
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Dessy-Doize, C. et al

in British Journal of Pharmacology (1994), 113(3), 973-81

1. The modulatory role of neuropeptide Y (NPY) on pulmonary oedema induced by acetylcholine and capsaicin was investigated. The effects of NPY on the haemodynamic response to acetylcholine, phenylephrine ... [more ▼]

1. The modulatory role of neuropeptide Y (NPY) on pulmonary oedema induced by acetylcholine and capsaicin was investigated. The effects of NPY on the haemodynamic response to acetylcholine, phenylephrine and substance P were also investigated. 2. Isolated, ventilated, exsanguinated lungs of the rabbit were perfused with a constant flow of recirculating blood-free perfusate. The double/arterial/venous occlusion method was used to partition the total pressure gradient (delta Pt) into four components: the arterial gradient (delta Pa), the pre- and post-capillary gradients (respectively delta Pa' and delta Pv') and the venous pressure gradient (delta Pv). Endothelial permeability was evaluated by measuring the capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c). 3. Acetylcholine (10(-8) M to 10(-4) M) and substance P (SP, 10(-10) M to 10(-6) M) induced a concentration-dependent increase in the Kf,c. Capsaicin (10(-4) M) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) (10(-4) M) also increased this parameter. NPY (10(-8) M) completely inhibited the effects of acetylcholine and capsaicin on the Kf,c, without preventing the effects of substance P and 5-HT. 4. Acetylcholine induced concentration-dependent vasoconstriction in the precapillary segment. The effect was inhibited by NPY and aspirin, an inhibitor of cyclo-oxygenase, while ketanserin, a 5-HT2 receptor antagonist, and SR140333, a new NK1 antagonist, had no protective effect. Phenylephrine increased delta Pa at high concentration, an effect also inhibited by NPY and aspirin. Substance P had no significant haemodynamic effect. When injected together with NPY, substance P (10(-6) M) induced a significant increase in the total pressure gradient.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailChiral restoration transition in scaled effective Lagrangians
Jaminon, Martine ULg; Van den Bossche, Bruno

in Zeitschrift für Physik. C, Particles and Fields (1994), 64

We make a systematic study of the chiral restoration transition in function of the two free parameters of two scaled effective NJL Lagrangians. We show that it is not possible to reproduce with the same ... [more ▼]

We make a systematic study of the chiral restoration transition in function of the two free parameters of two scaled effective NJL Lagrangians. We show that it is not possible to reproduce with the same set of parameters the temperature behaviours of the quark condensate and of the quark entropy and a critical density at least equal to the normal density of nuclear systems. [less ▲]

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See detailHereditary muscular hypertrophy in cattle is associated with a reduced myocardial contractility
Amory, Hélène ULg; Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (1994), 426

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

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

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

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

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See detailOvarian endometrial cysts: the role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist and/or drainage.
Donnez, Jacques; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Gillerot, Stéphane et al

in Fertility and Sterility (1994), 62(1), 63-6

Objective: To evaluate the role of GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) and/or drainage in the management of large endometriomas. DESIGN: This prospective clinical study was conducted in a parallel and randomized design ... [more ▼]

Objective: To evaluate the role of GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) and/or drainage in the management of large endometriomas. DESIGN: This prospective clinical study was conducted in a parallel and randomized design. SETTING: Department of Gynecology, Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc, Brussels, Belgium. PATIENTS: Eight infertile women with laparoscopically confirmed ovarian endometriotic cysts. After laparoscopic drainage of the ovarian cyst, patients were randomized. Patients in group I (n = 40) received no therapy. Patients in group II (n = 40) received GnRH-a therapy for 12 weeks. A second-look laparoscopy was performed after 12 weeks in each woman. RESULTS: After drainage, a quick recurrence of the endometrial cyst was observed in only group I. Indeed, the score and the cyst size were similar to the values observed before the first laparoscopy. In group II, a significant decrease in score and cyst diameter was observed. Ovarian biopsies revealed significant reduction in the stromal vascularization and a significant reduction in the mitotic activity in the group of women treated with GnRH-a. CONCLUSION: The quick recurrence of the ovarian cyst after drainage proved that drainage alone is ineffective. Drainage followed by GnRH-a was effective in the reduction of cyst size and the glandular mitotic activity. [less ▲]

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See detailEFFECTS OF ELECTROKINETIC CHARACTERISTICS ON THE FORMATION OF A PROTEIN MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE COMPLEX
Paquot, Michel ULg; GODIN, F.; Dumont de chassart, Q.

in Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft & -Technologie = Food Science & Technology (1994), 27(1), 11-15

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See detailAnevrysme femoral superficiel rompu dans le cadre d'une neurofibromatose. A propos d'un cas
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Deprez, Manuel ULg; De Leval, Laurence ULg et al

in Journal des Maladies Vasculaires (1994), 19(1), 62-5

The authors observed the spontaneous rupture of a dysplastic superficial femoral artery in a 47 years old patient with Von Recklinghausen disease. The patient presents a gigantism of his right lower limb ... [more ▼]

The authors observed the spontaneous rupture of a dysplastic superficial femoral artery in a 47 years old patient with Von Recklinghausen disease. The patient presents a gigantism of his right lower limb. On angiography, the femoropopliteal axis is polyaneurysmal and there is evidence of rupture at mid-thigh. The diseased artery is excluded by interposition of a dacron prosthesis, with reimplantation of the deep femoral artery. Histology shows fibrohyalin thickening of the intima. Dysplasia of large limb arteries is excessively rare in Von Recklinghausen disease. [less ▲]

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See detailENANTIOSELECTIVE SYNTHESES OF NCA (S)-L-[BETA-C-11]-4-CHLOROPHENYLALANINE AND (S)-L-(ALPHA-METHYL)-[BETA-C-11]-4-CHLOROPHENYLALANINE
Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Al-Darwich, M. J.; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in Applied Radiation & Isotopes (1994), 45(3), 361-369

The radiolabeling of (S)-L-4-chlorophenylalanine and (S)-L-(alpha-methyl)-4-chlorophenylalanine were realized with carbon-11 at position beta through a radiochemical synthesis relying on the highly ... [more ▼]

The radiolabeling of (S)-L-4-chlorophenylalanine and (S)-L-(alpha-methyl)-4-chlorophenylalanine were realized with carbon-11 at position beta through a radiochemical synthesis relying on the highly enantioselective reaction between 4-chloro[alpha-C-11]benzyl bromide and the lithium enolate of (S)-1-(t-butyloxycarbonyl)-2-(t-butyl)-3-methyl-1,3-imidazolidine-4-one for (S)-L-[beta-C-11]-4-chlorophenylalanine and of (2S,5S)-1-(t-butyloxycarbonyl)-2-(t-butyl)-3,5-dimethyl-1,3-imidazolidin e-4-one for (S)-L-(alpha-methyl)-[beta-C-11]-4-chlorophenylalanine. Quantities of about 25-35 mCi were obtained at the end of synthesis, ready for injection, after hydrolysis and HPLC purification with a radiochemical yield of 19% corrected to EOB within 45 min. The enantiomeric excesses were shown to be greater than or equal to 97% for both molecules without chiral separation. The radiochemical and the chemical purities of the final compounds were greater than or equal to 98% and the specific activity at the end of synthesis ranged between 250-800 mCi/mu mol. [less ▲]

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