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See detailFinite element modelling of the competition between shear bands in the early stage of thrusting : Strain localisation and constitutive law influence
Barnichon, Jean-Dominique; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Special Publication - Geological Society of London (1996), 99

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See detailLes champs électromagnétiques de faible intensité produisent une vague calcique dans les fibroblastes
Bomans, J.; Lambert, C. A.; Scarpa, B. et al

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1996), 151(3-4), 243-9250-2

Human fibroblasts display a Ca2+ wave after irradiation with an electromagnetic field (EMF) of low intensity (100 to 900 microT) as seen by LASER confocal microscopy and excitation of Fluo 3. The number ... [more ▼]

Human fibroblasts display a Ca2+ wave after irradiation with an electromagnetic field (EMF) of low intensity (100 to 900 microT) as seen by LASER confocal microscopy and excitation of Fluo 3. The number of excited cells is proportional to the intensity of EMF between 100 and 900 microT. Cellular activation by a dialysable serum factor is required to induce the Ca2+ wave. It also depends on extracellular Ca2+ and active tyrosine kinases and phospholipase C gamma. [less ▲]

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See detailLa greffe de cellules souches hematopoietiques (greffe de moelle osseuse"): indications, modalites et risques."
Beguin, Yves ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1996), 51(4), 270-5

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See detailControl of chorionic obstructive pulmonary disease in the horse
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg; Roberts, C.

in British Veterinary Journal (The) (1996), 152

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See detailTowards concerted river management in Belgium.
Mormont, Marc ULg

in Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (1996), 39(1), 131-141

River basin management is a highly complex issue, involving scientific uncertainties and competing interests between many groups. One approach is to build consensus between different users and to agree a ... [more ▼]

River basin management is a highly complex issue, involving scientific uncertainties and competing interests between many groups. One approach is to build consensus between different users and to agree a common basis for operation. The King Baudouin Foundation in Belgium has supported the idea of 'river contracts' as a way of producing agreed strategies for river management. Examples of early contracts are described and their wider significance reviewed. [less ▲]

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See detailIncidence et coûts sociaux directs de la fracture du fémur
Gillet, Pierre ULg; Reginster-Haneuse, G; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Les Nouvelles de Rhumatologie (1996), 1

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See detailClay mineral signature of the NW Atlantic Boundary Undercurrent
Fagel, Nathalie ULg; Robert, Christian; Hillaire Marcel

in Marine Geology (1996), 130(1-2), 19-28

Surface sediments were sampled along 2 transects, across the Iceland and Irminger basins and in the Labrador Sea. Clay mineral assemblages (deduced from X-ray analyses of the carbonate-free <2 mu m ... [more ▼]

Surface sediments were sampled along 2 transects, across the Iceland and Irminger basins and in the Labrador Sea. Clay mineral assemblages (deduced from X-ray analyses of the carbonate-free <2 mu m fraction) are largely dominated by smectites (about 60%) in the Iceland and Irminger basins. In the Labrador Sea, smectites are present along the Greenland Slope, but absent or rare in sediments from the Labrador Slope. They may, however, represent up to 50% of the clay fraction at depths between 2800 and 3400 m along both margins of the Labrador Sea, i.e., along the axis of the Western Boundary Undercurrent (WBUC). A detrital supply from the adjacent continents is unlikely. The WBUC is thought to be responsible for erosion and transport of fine particles from the smectite-rich Irminger and Iceland Basins, then for their redeposition in the Labrador Sea. These results suggest that clay minerals can be used as paleocurrent indicators in the Northwest Atlantic. [less ▲]

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See detailA single editing event is a prerequisite for efficient processing of potato mitochondrial phenylalanine tRNA
MarechalDrouard, L.; Cosset, A.; Remacle, Claire ULg et al

in Molecular & Cellular Biology (1996), 16(7), 3504-3510

In bean, potato, and Oenothera plants, the C encoded at position 4 (C-4) in the mitochondrial tRNA(GAA)(Phe) gene is converted into a U in the mature tRNA, This nucleotide change corrects a mismatched C-4 ... [more ▼]

In bean, potato, and Oenothera plants, the C encoded at position 4 (C-4) in the mitochondrial tRNA(GAA)(Phe) gene is converted into a U in the mature tRNA, This nucleotide change corrects a mismatched C-4-A(69) base pair which appears when the gene sequence is folded into the cloverleaf structure. C-to-U conversions constitute the most common editing events occurring in plant mitochondrial mRNAs. While most of these conversions introduce changes in the amino acids specified by the mRNA and appear to be essential for the synthesis of functional proteins in plant mitochondria, the putative role of mitochondrial tRNA editing has not yet been defined. Since the edited form of the tRNA has the correct secondary and tertiary structures compared with the nonedited form, the two main processes which might be affected by a nucleotide conversion are aminoacylation and maturation. To test these possibilities, we determined the aminoacylation properties of unedited and edited potato mitochondrial tRNA(Phe) in vitro transcripts, as well as the processing efficiency of in vitro-synthesized potato mitochondrial tRNA(Phe) precursors. Reverse transcription-PCR amplification of natural precursors followed by cDNA sequencing was also used to investigate the influence of editing on processing. Our results show that C-to-U conversion at position 4 in the potato mitochondrial tRNA(GAA)(Phe) is not required for aminoacylation,vith phenylalanine but is likely to be essential for efficient processing of this tRNA. [less ▲]

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See detailMise au point relative à l'utilisation de la gonadolibérine en reproduction bovine. 1. Justifications physiologiques de son application au traitement de l'infertilité
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Houtain, Jean Yves; Laurent, Yves

in Médecin Vétérinaire du Québec (1996), 26(1), 7-10

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See detailActualités thérapeutiques dans la thrombocytémie essentielle
Hermanne, J.-P.; Tassin, F.; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1996), 54

Essential thrombocythemia is a myeloproliferative disorder affecting megakaryocyte and is characterized by frequent thrombotic or hemorrhagic complications. In young patients, the optimal management of ... [more ▼]

Essential thrombocythemia is a myeloproliferative disorder affecting megakaryocyte and is characterized by frequent thrombotic or hemorrhagic complications. In young patients, the optimal management of thrombocythaemia is controversial. Since th relationship of thrombosis and hemorrhage to platelet counts is not demonstrated, ther is no clear inidcation for using drugs capable of lowering platelet counts in young asymptomatic subjects. However, treatment should be offered to patients with a definite high risk of major or life-threatening hemostatic complications. The present paper reviews the incidence and risk factors for thrombotic complications and the use of medications inhibiting platelet production. [less ▲]

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See detailA promoter element active in run-off transcription controls the expression of two cistrons of nad and rps genes in Nicotiana sylvestris mitochondria
Lelandais, C.; Gutierres, S.; Mathieu, C. et al

in Nucleic Acids Research (1996), 24(23), 4798-4804

The expression of two mitochondrial gene clusters (orf87-nad3-nad1/A and orf87-nad3-rps 12) was studied in Nicotiana sylvestris. 5' and 3' termini of transcripts were mapped by primer extension and ... [more ▼]

The expression of two mitochondrial gene clusters (orf87-nad3-nad1/A and orf87-nad3-rps 12) was studied in Nicotiana sylvestris. 5' and 3' termini of transcripts were mapped by primer extension and nuclease S1 protection. Processing and transcription initiation sites were differentiated by in vitro phosphorylation and capping experiments. A transcription initiation site, present in both gene clusters, was found 213 nucleotides upstream of orf87. This promoter element matches the consensus motif for dicotyledonous mitochondrial promoters and initiates run-off transcription in a pea mitochondrial purified protein fraction, Processing sites were identified 5' of nad3, nad1/A and rps12 respectively. These results suggest that (i) the expression of the two cistrons is only controlled by one duplicated promoter element, and (ii) multiple processing events are required to produce monocistronic nad3, nad1/A and rps12 transcripts. [less ▲]

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See detailDiagnostico del sindrome del canal carpiano en el caballo: 6 casos clinicos
Denoix, Jean-Marie; Romero, Antonio; Vàzquez, Francisco J et al

in Medicina Veterinaria (1996), 13

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See detailLe Maître et son hypertexte
Vromans, Joseph ULg

in Etudes & Travaux (1996), I

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See detailThe enhancers of the human placental lactogen B, A, and L genes: progressive activation during in vitro trophoblast differentiation and importance of the DF-3 element in determining their respective activities
Jacquemin, P.; Alsat, E.; Oury, Cécile ULg et al

in DNA & Cell Biology (1996), 15(10), 845-54

The hCS-A and hCS-B genes encoding human chorionic somatomammotropin and the related hCS-L gene are very similar in their coding and flanking sequences. For each of these genes, downstream enhancers ... [more ▼]

The hCS-A and hCS-B genes encoding human chorionic somatomammotropin and the related hCS-L gene are very similar in their coding and flanking sequences. For each of these genes, downstream enhancers, varying in strength, have been identified with the help of cytotrophoblast-derived JEG-3 cells, which do not express the hCS genes. Here we study the activity of the hCS enhancers in human syncytiotrophoblast in primary culture, which naturally expresses the hCS genes. We show that the activity of the hCS-B gene enhancer is mediated by two elements, DF-3 and DF-4, whereas the hCS-L and hCS-A gene enhancers display weaker activity due to mutations in their respective DF-3 sites. Replacement of the hCS-B DF-3 site with the homologous hCS-A sequence causes hCS-B enhancer activity to decrease. Primary cytotrophoblasts differentiate in culture to form the syncytiotrophoblast. We show that during this process the production of hCS progressively increases and that concomitantly all three hCS enhancers are progressively activated. A targeted mutation in the 3' part of the DF-4 element abolishes the binding of a protein present only in syncytiotrophoblast extracts and inactivates the DF-4 element. Thus, a direct correlation exists between the appearance of this syncytiotrophoblast-specific protein and hCS enhancer activity. This primary culture model proves useful in studying the regulation of the hCS genes. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficacy of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in postoperative pain
Joris, Jean ULg

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1996), 47(3), 115-123

Historically, NSAIDs, used for more than 25 years to treat rheumatologic diseases, were then introduced to relieve pain after tooth extraction, and finally about 10 years ago for postoperative analgesia ... [more ▼]

Historically, NSAIDs, used for more than 25 years to treat rheumatologic diseases, were then introduced to relieve pain after tooth extraction, and finally about 10 years ago for postoperative analgesia. NSAIDs have been increasingly used over the past ten years in the treatment of postoperative pain, such that they now play an important role in the management of postoperative analgesia, either alone or combined with opioids. When used alone, they are effective in relieving minor or moderate pain such as that seen after maxillofacial, minor orthopedic, or some ambulatory surgical procedures, and postpartum pain (episiotomy). In these indications, the main benefit as compared with opioids is the lack of respiratory depression, nausea and vomiting. Since these side effects delay discharge from the hospital after ambulatory surgery, the use of NSAIDs may result in faster recovery and earlier discharge. Because of the ceiling effect of NSAIDs, their efficacy as sole agents is usually insufficient to treat pain after major surgery (orthopedic, abdominal, thoracic). NSAIDs should then be combined with opioids. As part of a balanced analgesia regimen, NSAIDs will allow for opioid-sparing, and might subsequently reduce opioid-mediated side effects. A 20 to 50% reduction in opioid consumption, sometimes with improved quality of analgesia, has been reported using different NSAIDs following various types of surgery. Better respiratory function, improved sleep quality, and faster recovery of gastrointestinal function have been reported with NSAIDs. However, the use of NSAIDs has not been shown to be associated with improved outcome or more rapid recovery. [less ▲]

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See detailClinical and angiographic outcome of elective stent implantation in small coronary vessels: an analysis of the BENESTENT trial.
Keane, D.; Azar, A. J.; de Jaegere, P. et al

in Seminars in interventional cardiology : SIIC (1996), 1(4), 255-62

We examined the influence of vessel size using an intention-to-treat approach in 259 patients who underwent stent implantation and in 257 patients who underwent balloon angioplasty alone in the BENESTENT ... [more ▼]

We examined the influence of vessel size using an intention-to-treat approach in 259 patients who underwent stent implantation and in 257 patients who underwent balloon angioplasty alone in the BENESTENT trial. In the stented population, smaller vessel size was associated with a higher stent:vessel ratio, a greater relative gain and a greater subsequent loss index, and a higher risk of adverse cardiac events. In the balloon angioplasty population small vessel size conveyed an increased requirement for revascularization but did not increase the risk of procedural failure or myocardial infarction during follow-up. Logistic regression indicated that decreasing vessel size (as a continous variable) was associated with an increasing risk of a cardiac event for both the stent and balloon angioplasty populations. [less ▲]

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See detailProbabilities for forbidden transitions in atoms and ions: 1989-1995. A commented bibliography
Biémont, Emile ULg; Zeippen, C. J.

in Physica Scripta (1996), T65

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See detailWound repair-induced expression of a stromelysins is associated with the acquisition of a mesenchymal phenotype in human respiratory epithelial cells
Buisson, A. C.; Gilles, Christine ULg; Polette, M. et al

in Laboratory Investigation : Journal of Technical Methods & Pathology (1996), 74(3), 658-69

Wound repair involves many processes including cell migration, provisional matrix deposition, and remodeling. All of these processes are likely to be affected by matrix-modifying enzymes. Members of the ... [more ▼]

Wound repair involves many processes including cell migration, provisional matrix deposition, and remodeling. All of these processes are likely to be affected by matrix-modifying enzymes. Members of the matrix metalloproteinases family are physiologic mediators of the extracellular matrix degradation. Within this matrix metalloproteinases family, stromelysins can degrade many components of the extracellular matrix. We therefore tested the hypothesis that stromelysins could be produced by human surface respiratory epithelial (HSRE) cells repairing a wound. Experimental wounds were created in vitro in HSRE cell cultures and in situ in human bronchial mucosa maintained in organ culture. Stromelysin production was measured by casein-gel zymography in cellular protein extracts derived from repairing migratory and nonrepairing stationary cells of wounded HSRE cell cultures. Stromelysin-producing cells present in cell and tissue cultures were localized and characterized using immunofluorescence techniques. Zymographic and immunofluorescence techniques showed that stromelysins were produced exclusively by the migratory HSRE cells. Zymogram analysis showed that stromelysins were overexpressed and overactivated during the wound repair process, with the maximal production observed at wound closure. Using an anti-cytokeratin 14 antibody, we identified stromelysin-3-producing cells as basal epithelial cells. Moreover, most stromelysin-3-producing cells expressed the mesenchymal marker vimentin. Similar to stromelysins localization, vimentin-positive HSRE cells were exclusively located in the wounded area, and they were also positive to cytokeratin 14. In conclusion, stromelysins are suggested to be involved in HSRE cell migration and extracellular matrix remodeling during wound repair. Furthermore, stromelysin production by repairing HSRE cells is linked to the acquisition of a mesenchymal phenotype. HSRE cell migration may then be associated with the shift from an epithelial to a mesenchymal phenotype. [less ▲]

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See detailHydrodynamic simulations of galaxy formation .2. Photoionization and the formation of low-mass galaxies
Thoul, Anne ULg; Weinberg, D. H.

in Astrophysical Journal (1996), 465(2), 608-616

Photoionization by the high-redshift ultraviolet radiation background heats low- density gas before it falls into dark matter potential wells, and it eliminates the neutral hydrogen and singly ionized ... [more ▼]

Photoionization by the high-redshift ultraviolet radiation background heats low- density gas before it falls into dark matter potential wells, and it eliminates the neutral hydrogen and singly ionized helium that dominate cooling of primordial gas at temperatures of 10(4)-10(5) K. We investigate the influence of photoionization on galaxy formation using high-resolution simulations with a one-dimensional, spherically symmetric, Lagrangian hydrodynamics/gravity code. We find that the presence of a photoionizing background suppresses the formation of galaxies with circular velocities v(circ) less than or similar to 30 km s(-1) and substantially reduces the mass of cooled baryons in systems with circular velocities up to v(circ) similar to 50 km s(-1). Above v(circ) similar to 75 km s(-1), photoionization has no significant effect. Photoionization exerts its influence primarily by heating gas before collapse; the elimination of line cooling processes is less important. We discuss the implications of these results for hierarchical theories of galaxy formation. [less ▲]

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See detailModelling irregularly sampled profiles of nonnegative dog triglyceride responses under different distributional assumptions
Lambert, Philippe ULg

in Statistics in Medicine (1996), 15

General methodology for modelling series of non-negative data observed at unequally spaced times is developed. The parameterization enables both the importance of the serial association, as well the order ... [more ▼]

General methodology for modelling series of non-negative data observed at unequally spaced times is developed. The parameterization enables both the importance of the serial association, as well the order of this dependence to be expressed. An example is given where the effects of three fibre based diets on dog triglyceride profiles are analysed and compared. Many different types of models based on common distributions such as the normal, exponential, gamma, Weibull and log-normal observations are presented. Comparison of possibly non-nested models fitted on the same data set is made using the Akaike criterion. [less ▲]

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See detailThe efficacy of a phyto-aromatic ear gel against auricular mange in rabbits and carnivores
Mignon, Bernard ULg; Losson, Bertrand ULg

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1996), 138

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See detailThe Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS) experiment: Deployment on the ATLAS Space Shuttle missions
Gunson, Michael R.; Abbas, M. M.; Abrams, M. C. et al

in Geophysical Research Letters (1996), 23(17), 2333-2336

The ATMOS Fourier transform spectrometer was flown for a fourth time on the Space Shuttle as part of the ATLAS-3 instrument payload in November 1994. More than 190 sunrise and sunset occultation events ... [more ▼]

The ATMOS Fourier transform spectrometer was flown for a fourth time on the Space Shuttle as part of the ATLAS-3 instrument payload in November 1994. More than 190 sunrise and sunset occultation events provided measurements of more than 30 atmospheric trace gases at latitudes 3-49 degrees N and 65-72 degrees S, including observations both inside and outside the Antarctic polar vortex. The instrument configuration, data retrieval methodology, and mission background are described to place in context analyses of ATMOS data presented in this issue. [less ▲]

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See detailParticle Production in a Hadron Collider Rapidity Gap: The Higgs Case
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Hernandez, Oscar F

in Nucl. Phys. (1996), B471

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See detailLa surveillance de l'environnement à la F.U.L.
Nicolas, Jacques ULg

in Environnement et Société (1996), (15/16), 17-30

L'article décrit les activités de recherche et d'enseignement en surveillance de l'environnement à la Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise à Arlon. Il présente le contexte historique qui a initié ces ... [more ▼]

L'article décrit les activités de recherche et d'enseignement en surveillance de l'environnement à la Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise à Arlon. Il présente le contexte historique qui a initié ces activités, intégrant plusieurs chercheurs de disciplines diverses. Travailler sur le milieu naturel impose des contraintes, mais celles-ci sont compensées par une exigence modérée en ce qui concerne la précision de certains résultats. L'approche de l'unité de recherche utilise le milieu comme source d'information pour développer des méthodes de mesure, en exploitant notamment les concepts de bio-capteurs et de bio-indicateurs. L'agrégation des variables en indicateurs globaux et l'utilisation de modèles comme outils de surveillance de l'environnement figurent également parmi les originalités de la démarche. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Potent Angioinhibin Agm-1470 Stimulates Normal but Not Human Tumoral Lymphocytes
Antoine, Nadine ULg; Daukandt, M.; Locigno, R. et al

in Tumori (1996), 82(1, Jan-Feb), 27-30

BACKGROUND: AGM-1470 is a newly synthesized molecule developed as an analog of the potent anti-angiogenic fumagillin. Its efficacy in restraining tumor growth in vivo and the absence of major side effects ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: AGM-1470 is a newly synthesized molecule developed as an analog of the potent anti-angiogenic fumagillin. Its efficacy in restraining tumor growth in vivo and the absence of major side effects have already led to phase I clinical trials in patients with solid cancers. However, neither the exact mechanisms of action of AGM-1470 nor its effects on the host of normal cells have been extensively studied. Recently, we showed that AGM-1470 enhanced the proliferation of B lymphocytes in the presence of T cells. Since AGM-1470 could potentially be used in patients with lymphoma, it was urgent to test the effect of the molecule on the proliferation of tumor lymphocytes. METHODS: The possible effect of AGM-1470 on the proliferation of normal or tumor lymphocytes was evaluated by thymidine-incorporated assays. Normal T and B lymphocytes were purified from human tonsils. The tumor lymphocytes used in the study were Molt 3, Molt 4 and Jurkatt cell lines for the T lineage and Daudi and Radji cell lines for the B lineage. RESULTS: As shown previously, AGM-1470 stimulates the proliferation of normal B lymphocytes through an action on normal T cells. THe angioinhibin was ineffective ont eh proliferation of both T and B transformed cells. Moreover, in the presence of the drug, tumor T cells co-cultured with normal B lymphocytes did not induce any increase in B cell proliferation, as previously observed with normal T lymphocytes. Inversely, tumor B cells co-cultured with normal T lymphocytes were insensitive to the drug. CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrate that AGM-1470 is ineffective on lymphoid tumor cell proliferation and could potentially be safely administered to lymphoma patients. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Neoproterozoic Pan-African basement from the Alpine Lower Danubian nappe system (South Carpathians, Romania)
Liégeois, Jean-Paul ULg; Berza, Tudor; Tatu, Mihai et al

in Precambrian Research (1996), 80

The South Carpathians, which were thrust to the Moesian platform in the Alpine orogeny (Late Cretaceous to Tertiary), include the Danubian nappe system. The Danubian pre-Alpine basement comprises two ... [more ▼]

The South Carpathians, which were thrust to the Moesian platform in the Alpine orogeny (Late Cretaceous to Tertiary), include the Danubian nappe system. The Danubian pre-Alpine basement comprises two Variscan nappes, each one made up of partially retrogressed amphibolite facies rocks intruded by granitoids and capped by an Ordovician-Devonian volcano-sedimentary cover. No lithological correlation can be established between the pre-Ordovician basements of these two units. The metamorphic basement from the first Variscan nappe, the Drãgºan Group, is composed of banded amphibolites with some augen and aluminous gneisses intruded by granodioritic to tonalitic plutons. The banded structure of the amphibolites, together with their geochemistry, suggests a volcano-sedimentary sequence. Zircon U-Pb data on an intercalated augen gneiss have given an age of 777 ± 3 Ma for the emplacement of the protolith of this gneiss. Nd model ages (TDM) for the amphibolites range from 717 Ma to 817 Ma. At 777 Ma, Nd values cluster is at +8.3 to +9.8 and Sr initial ratios range between 0.7007 and 0.7023, indicating an oceanic origin without continental crust contamination. Major and trace elements from the Drãgºan amphibolites consistently display an island arc signature, with three differentiation trends evolving from an early tholeiitic trend to a more differentiated low-K calc-alkaline one. The Drãgºan terrane is similar to the Early Pan-African juvenile terranes of the Sahara. The basement of the second Variscan nappe, the Lainici-Pãiuº Group, is made up of metasedimentary rocks (mainly quartzites, marbles and graphitic mica gneisses) cut by early leucogranitic dykes, medium-K calc-alkaline and alkali-calcic (mainly granitic) plutons, and late medium-K porphyry diorite dykes. This magmatism can be bracketed between 588 Ma and 567 Ma (U-Pb zircon ages). The best preserved pluton (Tismana, 567 Ma old), displays a composite alkali-calcic (very high-K calc-alkaline) magmatic sequence, ranging from gabbro-diorite to monzogranite, including an ultramafic pod. Ages and geochemical signatures resemble the Saharan Late Pan-African granitoids. The existence of Late Precambrian partly juvenile terrains is thus confirmed within the basement of South Carpathians, which renders then a segment of the European Alpine belt that can be successfully compared to the Pan-African Trans-Saharan belt. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetic alignment in 2212 Bi-based superconducting system .1. Magnetic orientation of Bi2Sr2Ca1-x(RE)(x)Cu2O8-y [(RE)=Gd, Dy, Ho, Er] powder dispersed in epoxy resin at room temperature
Stassen, S.; Cloots, Rudi ULg; Vanderbemden, Philippe ULg et al

in Journal of Materials Research (1996), 11(5), 1082-1085

The magnetic anisotropy of rare-earth substituted 2212 materials (Bi(2)Sr(2)Ca(0.8)RE(0.2)Cu(2)O(x) with RE = Gd, Dy, Ho, Er) is put into evidence. Superconducting powder dispersed in epoxy resin is ... [more ▼]

The magnetic anisotropy of rare-earth substituted 2212 materials (Bi(2)Sr(2)Ca(0.8)RE(0.2)Cu(2)O(x) with RE = Gd, Dy, Ho, Er) is put into evidence. Superconducting powder dispersed in epoxy resin is oriented under an external magnetic field (4 T) in a direction that depends on the nature of the rare-earth used in the substitution. Both directions of observation (parallel or perpendicular to the field) were investigated. Splitting of (00l) peaks is neatly observed and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailClinical pharmacokinetics of metformin.
Scheen, André ULg

in Clinical Pharmacokinetics (1996), 30(5), 359-71

The biguanide metformin (dimethylbiguanide) is an oral antihyperglycaemic agent widely used in the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Considerable renewal of interest in this ... [more ▼]

The biguanide metformin (dimethylbiguanide) is an oral antihyperglycaemic agent widely used in the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Considerable renewal of interest in this drug has been observed in recent years. Metformin can be determined in biological fluids by various methods, mainly using high performance liquid chromatography, which allows pharmacokinetic studies in healthy volunteers and diabetic patients. Metformin disposition is apparently unaffected by the presence of diabetes and only slightly affected by the use of different oral formulations. Metformin has an absolute oral bioavailability of 40 to 60%, and gastrointestinal absorption is apparently complete within 6 hours of ingestion. An inverse relationship was observed between the dose ingested and the relative absorption with therapeutic doses ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 g, suggesting the involvement of an active, saturable absorption process. Metformin is rapidly distributed following absorption and does not bind to plasma proteins. No metabolites or conjugates of metformin have been identified. The absence of liver metabolism clearly differentiates the pharmacokinetics of metformin from that of other biguanides, such as phenformin. Metformin undergoes renal excretion and has a mean plasma elimination half-life after oral administration of between 4.0 and 8.7 hours. This elimination is prolonged in patients with renal impairment and correlates with creatinine clearance. There are only scarce data on the relationship between plasma metformin concentrations and metabolic effects. Therapeutic levels may be 0.5 to 1.0 mg/L in the fasting state and 1 to 2 mg/L after a meal, but monitoring has little clinical value except when lactic acidosis is suspected or present. Indeed, when lactic acidosis occurs in metformin-treated patients, early determination of the metformin plasma concentration appears to be the best criterion for assessing the involvement of the drug in this acute condition. After confirmation of the diagnosis, treatment should rapidly involve forced diuresis or haemodialysis, both of which favour rapid elimination of the drug. Although serious, lactic acidosis due to metformin is rare and may be minimised by strict adherence to prescribing guidelines and contraindications, particularly the presence of renal failure. Finally, only very few drug interactions have been described with metformin in healthy volunteers. Plasma levels may be reduced by guar gum and alpha-glucosidase inhibitors and increased by cimetidine, but no data are yet available in the diabetic population. [less ▲]

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See detailA novel family of developmentally regulated mammalian transcription factors containing the TEA/ATTS DNA binding domain
Jacquemin, Patrick; Hwang, Jung-Joo; Martial, Joseph ULg et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1996), 271(36), 21775-85

We describe the molecular cloning of two novel human and murine transcription factors containing the TEA/ATTS DNA binding domain and related to transcriptional enhancer factor-1 (TEF-1). These factors ... [more ▼]

We describe the molecular cloning of two novel human and murine transcription factors containing the TEA/ATTS DNA binding domain and related to transcriptional enhancer factor-1 (TEF-1). These factors bind to the consensus TEA/ATTS cognate binding site exemplified by the GT-IIC and Sph enhansons of the SV40 enhancer but differ in their ability to bind cooperatively to tandemly repeated sites. The human TEFs are differentially expressed in cultured cell lines and the mouse (m)TEFs are differentially expressed in embryonic and extra-embryonic tissues in early post-implantation embryos. Strikingly, at later stages of embryogenesis, mTEF-3 is specifically expressed in skeletal muscle precursors, whereas mTEF-1 is expressed not only in developing skeletal muscle but also in the myocardium. Together with previous data, these results point to important, partially redundant, roles for these TEF proteins in myogenesis and cardiogenesis. In addition, mTEF-1 is strongly coexpressed with mTEF-4 in mitotic neuroblasts, while accentuated mTEF-4 expression is also observed in the gut and the nephrogenic region of the kidney. These observations suggest additional roles for the TEF proteins in central nervous system development and organogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailMT-MMP Expression and localisation in human lung and breast cancers
Polette, M.; Nawrocki-Raby, B.; Gilles, Christine ULg et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (1996), 428(1), 29-35

Thirteen primary pulmonary squamous cell carcinomas, 4 specimens of normal lung from around tumours, 4 benign proliferations of the mammary gland and 16 breast carcinomas were analysed by in situ ... [more ▼]

Thirteen primary pulmonary squamous cell carcinomas, 4 specimens of normal lung from around tumours, 4 benign proliferations of the mammary gland and 16 breast carcinomas were analysed by in situ hybridisation. Northern blot and immunohistochemistry for the expression of a recently described metalloproteinase (MMP), the MT-MMP (membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase). This MT-MMP can activate gelatinase A, involved in the degradation of basement membranes. In situ hybridisation revealed MT-MMP transcripts distributed in both tumour and stromal cells in squamous cell lung cancers, whereas these mRNAs were principally detected in stromal cells in close contact to tumour clusters in breast carcinomas and in lung adenocarcinomas. Northern blot analysis showed a parallel expression of MT-MMP and gelatinase A transcripts in both lung and breast cancers. Immunohistochemistry displayed a more extensive distribution of MT-MMP in pulmonary and mammary carcinomas with numerous labelled preinvasive and infiltrating cancer cells and stromal cells near the tumour cells. The large degree of expression of MT-MMP in these cancers indicates a potential role of this enzyme in tumour progression. The finding of MT-MMP transcripts in stromal cells in the vicinity of lung and breast tumour cells emphasises the cooperation between these cells and cancer cells for the expression of MT-MMP and in tumour invasion in vivo. [less ▲]

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See detailR. Sacré, « Musiques Cajun, Créole et Zydeco »
Pirenne, Christophe ULg

in Revue de la Société liégeoise de Musicologie (1996), 4

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See detailL’ὕβρις dans le mythe d'Idas et Lyncée
Renaud, Jean-Michel ULg

in Uranie : Mythes et Littératures (1996), 6

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See detailThe holodisc distance transform and its applications in image analysis
Pirard, Eric ULg

in Microscopy, Microanalysis, Microstructures (1996), 7

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See detailOdours identification in the environment by means of mathematical methods
Maternova, Jidrinska; Nicolas, Jacques ULg; Andre, Philippe ULg et al

in Odours & VOC's journal (1996), 1

The aim of the present paper is to test and compare some mathematical discrimination or pattern recognition methods in order to identify one among three air pollution sources.The basic material in this ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present paper is to test and compare some mathematical discrimination or pattern recognition methods in order to identify one among three air pollution sources.The basic material in this work are : - the standard gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis with concentrations values for different chemical compounds observed at about hundred sites in iron and steel industries : either coking plants, or cold rolling mills, or coil-coating plants. - the odours levels, measured by the method of dilution at the threshold. Generally speaking, coil-coating plants emit more chemical compounds than two others, however olfactive threshold is about the same in the three cases. Sums of compounds concentrations for different chemical families (e.g. alkanes, alcohol's, phenols, ...) are calculated and used for the mathematical treatments. Because the frequency histogram of the observed concentrations has a log normal distribution, logarithm of concentration is chosen as operating variable instead of concentration itself. The stepwise multiple linear regression is used in order to express the dilution factor at the olfactory perception threshold as a linear combination of the logarithm of concentrations. Results show that this factor can be estimated quite well on the basis of the concentrations of compounds belonging only to three chemical families. Nevertheless, these families differ following the emission source. To perform the optimal odour description of the three types of industrial plants a larger set of compounds families should be examined in a first step. Factor analysis is used with the aim of regrouping observed variables that are linked together in the plane of the first two factors. The representation of observation points is then superposed on this scheme. Some variable clusters are observed. The method, applied to the whole variables set, classes rather well the observations : the three emissions sources are well discriminated. Cluster analysis, discriminant analysis and neural network have also been used, but only with three variables common to all installations : concentrations of alkylbenzenes, polycyclic aromatics and alkanes. Cluster analysis is not a "supervised method". That means that it is free to create itself some groups showing similar behaviour with regard to the observed variables. Indeed, results show that cluster analysis does not allow to recognise the emission source. In discriminant analysis, target groups membership is provided for each set of variables values : it is a supervised method. The classification functions so deduced allow to discriminate quite well the three industrial plants and to predict the emission origin. A total of 87 % of the observations are correctly on the basis of the classification functions. Neural network approach, with backpropagation algorithm, is a so-called "pattern recognition technique" and is also a supervised method. It provides still better results than statistical ones. After the learning phase, the network is able to identify correctly 99.5 % of observations from 95.5 % the training set.The concentrations of compounds belonging to three chemical families, combined with a pattern recognition technique based either on discriminant analysis, or on neural network, prove to be efficient for recognising the source of odorous gaseous effluents. For the data set considered in this paper, the neural network exhibits better classification performances than discriminant analysis, but its learning phase is slower. However, applying one method or the other for further recognition of unknown patterns is quick and easy. [less ▲]

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See detailBiogeography and taxonomy of Apodemus sylvaticus (the woodmouse) in the Tyrrhenian region: Enzymatic variations and mitochondrial DNA restriction pattern analysis
Michaux, Johan ULg; Filippucci, M. G.; Libois, Roland ULg et al

in Heredity (1996), 76(Part 3), 267-277

In the western Mediterranean area, the taxonomic status of the various forms of Apodemus sylvaticus is quite unclear. Moreover, though anthropogenic, the origins of the island populations remain unknown ... [more ▼]

In the western Mediterranean area, the taxonomic status of the various forms of Apodemus sylvaticus is quite unclear. Moreover, though anthropogenic, the origins of the island populations remain unknown in geographical terms. In order to examine the level of genetic relatedness of insular and continental woodmice, 258 animals were caught in 24 localities distributed in Belgium, France, mainland Italy, Sardinia, Corsica and Elba. Electrophoresis of 33 allozymes and mtDNA restriction fragments were performed and a UPGMA dendrogram built from the indices of genetic divergence. The dendrogram based on restriction patterns shows two main groups: 'Tyrrhenian', comprising all the Italian and Corsican animals and 'North-western', corresponding to all the other mice trapped from the Pyrenees to Belgium. Since all the Tyrrhenian mice are similar and well isolated from their relatives living on the western edge of the Alpine chain, they must share a common origin. The insular populations are consequently derived from peninsular Italian ones. From a taxonomic point of view and taking the priority rules into account, we have to invalidate A. s. clanceyi Harrison, 1948 and to consider the Tyrrhenian woodmice as belonging to A. s. milleri de Beaux, 1926, whereas the North-western ones must be referred to as the nominal subspecies. As far as the Elban woodmouse is concerned, at the moment we prefer to keep its present subspecific status because we only studied one animal. [less ▲]

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See detailCalculation of inner shell transitions in Mn+
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Hibbert, A

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1996), 29

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See detailBiodegradable and macroporous polylactide implants for cell transplantation : 1. Preparation of macroporous polylactide supports by solid-liquid phase separation
Schugens, Ch; Maquet, Véronique; Grandfils, Christian ULg et al

in Polymer (1996), 37(6), 1027-1038

Freeze-drying of polylactide solutions in 1,4-dioxane has been studied as a way to produce microcellular foams. The thermally induced phase separation has been studied in relation to several processing ... [more ▼]

Freeze-drying of polylactide solutions in 1,4-dioxane has been studied as a way to produce microcellular foams. The thermally induced phase separation has been studied in relation to several processing and formulation parameters. The effects of polymer concentration, chain stereoregularity, polymer molecular weight and cooling rate have been investigated in connection with the porous morphology and the physico-mechanical characteristics of the final foams. As a rule, bundles of channels are formed with a diameter of ~100 μ.m. They have a preferential orientation that fits the cooling direction. A porous substructure (~10 μm) is observed in the internal walls of the tubular macropores. Variations in this general porous morphology-and particularly in the porosity, density, solvent residue, mechanical resistance and degree of regularity in the spatial organization of pores-have been observed when polymer concentration in 1,4-dioxane and polylactide stereoregularity are changed. As expected, cooling rate has a strong effect on the foam morphology, which is essentially controlled by the solvent crystallization. Pores are nothing but the fingerprints of 1,4-dioxane crystallites. [less ▲]

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See detailGlacial-interglacial variability of atmospheric CO2 due to changing continental silicate rock weathering: A model study
Munhoven, Guy ULg; Francois, Louis ULg

in Journal of Geophysical Research (1996), 101(D16), 21423-21437

An 11-box model of the oceanic carbon cycle including sedimentary processes is used to explore the role chemical weathering of continental silicate rocks might play in driving atmospheric CO2 levels on ... [more ▼]

An 11-box model of the oceanic carbon cycle including sedimentary processes is used to explore the role chemical weathering of continental silicate rocks might play in driving atmospheric CO2 levels on glacial-interglacial timescales. Histories for the consumption of CO2 by silicate rock weathering processes are derived from the marine Ge/Si record. Taking the major uncertainties in the knowledge of the Ge and Si cycles into account, several histories for the evolution of the riverine dissolved silica fluxes are calculated from this record. The investigation of the systematics between riverine dissolved silica and bicarbonate fluxes under different weathering regimes leads us to the tentative conclusion that although there is no correlation between dissolved silica and total bicarbonate concentrations in the major rivers, there may exist a negative correlation between weathering intensity and the ratio of dissolved silica to bicarbonate derived from silicate weathering alone. With this correlation as a working hypothesis, it is possible to interpret the dissolved silica fluxes in terms of equivalent CO2 consumption rates. The calculated histories indicate that glacial rates of CO2 consumption by chemical silicate rock weathering could have been twice, and possibly up to 3.5 times, as high as they are today. When used to force the carbon cycle model, they are responsible for glacial-interglacial pCO2 variations in the atmosphere of typically 50–60 ppm and up to 95–110 ppm. These variations are superimposed to a basic oscillation of 60 ppm generated by the model, mainly in response to coral reef buildup and erosion processes. The total pCO2 signal has an amplitude of about 80–90 ppm and up to 125–135 ppm. Although these large amplitudes indicate that silicate weathering processes should be taken into account when studying glacial-interglacial changes of CO2 in the atmosphere, it also raises new problems, such as too high CO2 levels during the period from 110–70 kyr B.P., requiring further study. [less ▲]

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See detailL’éducation géographique. Pour une vision citoyenne du monde
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Géographes Associés (1996), (19), 65-69

Brief reflection on the place of the teaching of geography in education for citizenship

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See detailLa bryoflore d'une mosaïque alluviale rhénane: la réserve naturelle de la Petite Camargue Alsacienne (Haut-Rhin)
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Klein, J. P.; Jaegly, E. et al

in Bulletin de la Société Botanique du Centre-Ouest (1996), 27

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See detailDivorce et annulation du mariage simulé
Paris, Catherine ULg

in Revue Générale de Droit Civil Belge = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk (1996)

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See detailRecent advances in prostate cancer metastasis
Waltregny, David ULg; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg

in Tumori (1996), 82(3, May-Jun), 193-204

Prostate cancer in men has now surpassed lung cancer as the most frequent non-cutaneous cancer. From a biological perspective, prostate carcinoma is unique among human malignancies in the wide discrepancy ... [more ▼]

Prostate cancer in men has now surpassed lung cancer as the most frequent non-cutaneous cancer. From a biological perspective, prostate carcinoma is unique among human malignancies in the wide discrepancy that exists between the prevalence of 'latent' cancer, recognizable only histologically, and that of the clinical disease. Histologically detected localized prostate cancers are heterogeneous, with only a small subset having undergone all of the malignant changes required to produce clinically aggressive tumors. Most of these 'latent' carcinoma never become fully malignant and do not threaten the life or well-being of the host. At present, it is not possible to predict which localized cancers will progress to clinically overt disease. Likewise, many patients have underevaluated and unpredictable extent of their prostate carcinoma, thus resulting in inadequate therapeutic strategies. It is clear that we need to identify molecular and/or cellular markers that are able to define the invasive and metastatic potential of prostate cancer on an individual patient basis. Acquisition of metastatic ability is a definitive criterion by which substage localized prostate cancers. Under the light of recent studies designed to identify some of the features associated with the metastatic phenotype of prostate cancer, the authors review recent advances aimed at gaining insight into those factors that may be involved in prostate cancer metastasis. [less ▲]

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See detailThe short duration and anorogenic character of anorthosite magmatism: U-Pb dating of the Rogaland complex, Norway
Schärer, Urs; Wilmart, Edith; Duchesne, Jean-Clair ULg

in Earth & Planetary Science Letters (1996), 139

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See detailAlteration of the endocrinological status of growing calves by a glucocorticoids treatment
Massart, Serge; Bertozzi, Carlo; Prandi, Alberto et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1996), 74(suppl 1), 230

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See detailCase management voor psychogeriatrishe patiënten: gezondheidstoestand van deze ouderen en de zorgbelasting van hun centrale verzorgers
Milisen, K.; Borgermans, L.; Dejace, Alain ULg et al

in Acta Hospitalia (1996), 4

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See detailClimatology
Erpicum, Michel ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Etudes Géographiques = Tijdschrift van de Belgische Vereniging voor Aardrijkskundige Studies (1996), 64 (2)

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See detailFalls among the elderly: a community problem
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Gosset, Christiane ULg; Reginster-Haneuse, G.

in Archives of Public Health (1996), 54

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See detailChromosomal location of fifteen unique mouse KRAB-containing zinc finger loci
Marine, J. C.; Gilbert, D. J.; Bellefroid, Eric J. et al

in Mammalian Genome : Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society (1996), 7(6), 413-6

The mammalian genome contains hundreds if not thousands of zinc finger protein (Zfp) genes. While the function of most of these genes remains to be determined, it is clear that a few of them play ... [more ▼]

The mammalian genome contains hundreds if not thousands of zinc finger protein (Zfp) genes. While the function of most of these genes remains to be determined, it is clear that a few of them play important roles in gene regulation and development. In studies described here, we have used an interspecific mouse backcross mapping panel to determine the chromosomal location of 15 KRAB-containing zinc finger loci. These loci map to nine different mouse autosomes and the X Chromosome (Chr). Two Chrs, 7 and 9, contain cosegregating pairs of KRAB-containing Zfp genes, indicating that the KRAB-containing Zfp genes have evolved through processes involving regional as well as genome-wide duplication events. [less ▲]

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See detailLe diabete non insulinodependant: de la physiopathologie au traitement.
Scheen, André ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1996), 151(7-9), 395-402402-5

Non-insulin-dependent (or type 2) diabetes mellitus is a common, underdiagnosed and growing disease in our society. It is responsible for increased morbidity and mortality and represents an important ... [more ▼]

Non-insulin-dependent (or type 2) diabetes mellitus is a common, underdiagnosed and growing disease in our society. It is responsible for increased morbidity and mortality and represents an important public health problem. This polygenic disease is often expressed late in life and its evolution is accelerated by environmental factors leading to obesity. It combines defects in both insulin secretion and insulin action, and such defects are present in various proportions according to the type of patient and the stage of the disease. Diet and physical activity recommendations are the basis of the treatment. Current pharmacological approaches aim at improving insulin secretion and/or insulin cellular action. After secondary failure to oral drugs, insulin therapy should be initiated, the patient becoming "insulin-requiring". A synergy should be searched in the combination of various therapeutic modalities in order to improve the glycaemic control. [less ▲]

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See detailLa pratique de la mise en observation psychiatrique
Boxho, Philippe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1996), 52

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See detailLocalization of nucleic acids in hepatocyte nucleoli of rats upon D-galactosamine-induced block of transcription.
Mikhaylova, V. T.; Thiry, Marc ULg; Stephanova, E. et al

in Experimental Cell Research (1996), 225(2), 389-98

The precise localization of DNA and RNA within rat hepatocyte nucleoli during the process of D-galactosamine-induced nucleolar segregation has been studied by using sensitive methods for their detection ... [more ▼]

The precise localization of DNA and RNA within rat hepatocyte nucleoli during the process of D-galactosamine-induced nucleolar segregation has been studied by using sensitive methods for their detection: osmium-ammine staining and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase reaction for DNA, and immunoelectron microscopy with anti-RNA antibodies, RNase-gold, and autoradiography with tritiated orotic acid for RNA. The blocking of transcription was followed by the disappearance of intranucleolar condensed chromatin. Agglomerates of thin extended DNA filaments were found to change their location to the nucleolar periphery and to coalesce with each other. At the last stage of nucleolar segregation they were concentrated at the pole of the nucleolar fibrillar remnant while the rest of the nucleolus did not contain any DNA. No DNA was found in the dense fibrillar component of both intact and treated hepatocyte nucleoli. During the process of nucleolar segregation the bulk of the nucleolar RNA was found within the so-called spherical bodies. This RNA appeared to be synthesized shortly before or even after drug administration. The results obtained are in agreement with the hypothesis that the fibrillar centers are the site of nucleolar transcription. They also show that uncompleted molecules of pre-rRNA whose synthesis has been blocked are segregated from the rest of nucleolar RNA species into the spherical bodies. [less ▲]

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See detailLes "deux cultures" et la tâche de la philosophie
Bouquiaux, Laurence ULg

in Réseaux : Revue Interdisciplinaire de Philosophie Morale et Politique (1996)

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See detailGuidelines for authors of medical scientific manuscripts.
Detry, Olivier ULg; Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Van de Stadt, J.

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1996), 96(4), 140-3

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See detailPersistency of lactation yields: A review
Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Interbull Bulletin (1996), 12

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See detailDecrease in systemic tolerance to fed ovalbumin in indomethacin-treated mice.
Louis, Edouard ULg; Franchimont, D.; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

in International Archives of Allergy & Immunology (1996), 109(1), 21-6

The oral administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) to animals induces a quick increase in intestinal permeability and secondary inflammatory lesions of the intestine. The mechanisms ... [more ▼]

The oral administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) to animals induces a quick increase in intestinal permeability and secondary inflammatory lesions of the intestine. The mechanisms leading to the inflammatory lesions are hypothetical. The increased intestinal permeability could allow a greater mucosal and systemic penetration of fed antigens and bacterial products leading to an abnormal mucosal and systemic immune and inflammatory response toward these materials. We examined the effect of oral dosing with indomethacin on ovalbumin serum levels and the systemic immune response to ovalbumin in mice fed with ovalbumin. The ovalbumin serum level was higher in indomethacin-treated mice and the increase was proportional to the dose of indomethacin. It was associated with epithelial and subepithelial lesions. Moreover, the systemic humoral and, to a lesser extent, the cellular tolerance were partially abrogated in the treated mice. These findings suggest that the oral administration of indomethacin in mice induces an increased passage of fed antigen through the intestinal epithelium associated with a decrease in systemic tolerance to this antigen. The reason for this decrease remains unclear. Besides a disequilibrium between systemic and mucosal immune responses, a loss of integrity of the intestinal epithelial cells and a direct immunomodulating effect of indomethacin may also be involved. This decrease in systemic tolerance to luminal antigen could be involved in the development of NSAID enteropathy. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationship between structural properties and affinity for herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase of bromine substituted 5-heteroaromatic 2'-deoxyuridines
Creuven, Isabelle; Evrard, Christine ULg; Olivier, Anne et al

in Antiviral Research (1996), 30

The crystal structures of 5-(5-furan-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (II), 5-(5-bromofuran-2-yl)-2' deoxyuridine (IV) and 5-(3-bromothien-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (V) have been studied in order to explain the ... [more ▼]

The crystal structures of 5-(5-furan-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (II), 5-(5-bromofuran-2-yl)-2' deoxyuridine (IV) and 5-(3-bromothien-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (V) have been studied in order to explain the different affinity of the compounds for the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) thymidine kinase. These compounds present a variable affinity according to the position of the heteroatom substituting the five-membered ring. An unfavourable substitution in the five-membered ring for interaction with the HSV-1 thymidine kinase has been identified. [less ▲]

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See detailHypertension artérielle et antagonistes du récepteur de l'angiotensine II
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Turatzinse, L.; Rorive, Georges ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1996), 2127

Dans l'hypertension artérielle et la décompensation cardiaque, les inhibiteurs de l'enzyme de conversion constituent un outil thérapeutique important mais, parfois, au prix de certains effets secondaires ... [more ▼]

Dans l'hypertension artérielle et la décompensation cardiaque, les inhibiteurs de l'enzyme de conversion constituent un outil thérapeutique important mais, parfois, au prix de certains effets secondaires (par exemple, la toux). De nouvelles perspectives de contrôle du système rénine angiotensine-aldostérone se profilent à l'horizon avec l'avènement des antagonistes des récepteurs de l'angiotensine Il. Le losartan est lepremier agent de cette famille, de nature non peptidique et actif par voie orale. Sa longue durée d'action permet une seule administration par jour. Cet agent bloque tous les effets connus de l'angiotensine II par une action au niveau des récepteurs appelés AT1. Au vu des premiers résultats publiés, il constitue un concurrent des inhibiteurs de l'enzyme de conversion dans l'hypertension et la décompensation cardiaque. [less ▲]

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See detailA. Kastler (1902-1984)
Biémont, Emile ULg; Glansdorff, P.

in Bulletin de la Classe des Sciences. Académie Royale de Belgique (1996), 6e série(VII), 131-149

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See detailEffect of some organophosphate insecticides on acetylcholinesterase of adult Coccinella septempunctata (Coccinellidae)
Bozsik, Andras; Haubruge, Eric ULg; Gaspar, Charles

in Journal of Environmental Science & Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, & Agricultural Wastes (1996)

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See detailPlace de la nalbuphine (Nubain) dans l'arsenal analgésique moderne
SENARD, Marc ULg; Tazarourte, K.; Darmon, P. L.

in Urgences médicales (1996), 15

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See detailMarsilio Ficino and Political Syncretism in Ian McEwan's Black Dogs
Delville, Michel ULg

in Notes on Contemporary Literature (1996), XXIV(3), 11-12

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See detailLa dérivée schwarzienne
Bair, Jacques ULg; Haesbroeck, Gentiane ULg

in Mathématique et Pédagogie (1996), 108

Dans cette note est introduit le concept de dérivée schwarzienne pour une fonction réelle univariée. Diverses propriétés et applications sont également proposées.

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See detailMise au point medicale avant gastroplastie: indications et contre-indications.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Bruxelles (1996), 17(4), 232-5

Because of the common failure of the various medical procedures used for the treatment of morbid obesity, surgeons have searched alternatives among which gastroplasty appears to offer now the best ... [more ▼]

Because of the common failure of the various medical procedures used for the treatment of morbid obesity, surgeons have searched alternatives among which gastroplasty appears to offer now the best efficacy/safety ratio. Such approach has become more and more popular in our country, but success is almost highly variable from patient to patient. A careful medical assessment is necessary before performing gastroplasty. It mainly aims at choosing the appropriate indications (failure of previous well-applied medical therapy, exclusion of any hormonal cause of obesity, presence of complications due to weight excess, ...) and at excluding cardiovascular (unstable coronaropathy, carotid stenosis, ...), digestive (recurrent oesophagitis, ...) or psychiatric contra-indications. Such medical assessment before gastroplasty should allow to increase the success rate and to reduce the incidence of complications after the surgical procedure. [less ▲]

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See detailLes échouages de cétacés: une méprise magnétique?
Das, Krishna ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1996), 16(1), 126-130

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See detailSubunit 8 of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cytochrome bc1 complex interacts with succinate-ubiquinone reductase complex.
Bruel, C.; Brasseur, Robert ULg; Trumpower, B. L.

in Journal of Bioenergetics & Biomembranes (1996), 28(1), 59-68

We have investigated the function of subunit 8 of the cytochrome bc1 complex by generating six site-directed mutants, F46C, R51S, P62V, G64A, R91N, and W69-stop, in the cloned QCR8 gene and expressing the ... [more ▼]

We have investigated the function of subunit 8 of the cytochrome bc1 complex by generating six site-directed mutants, F46C, R51S, P62V, G64A, R91N, and W69-stop, in the cloned QCR8 gene and expressing the mutated genes in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain in which the chromosomal copy of QCR8 is deleted. The W69-stop mutation impairs assembly of the bc1 complex and growth of yeast on nonfermentable carbon sources as does deletion of QCR8 [Maarse, A. C., De Haan, M., Schoppink, P. J., Berden J. A., and Grivell, L. A. (1988) Eur. J. Biochem. 172, 179-184], implying that the C-terminus of subunit 8 is important for assembly and/or the stability of the bc1 complex. The F46C, R51S, P62V, G64A, and R91N mutations do not affect the growth of yeast on nonfermentable carbon sources, not do they lower the activity or alter the inhibitor sensitivity of the bc1 complex. Rather, some of the mutations increase the cytochrome C reductase activity of the bc1 complex by as much as 40%. However, succinate-ubiquinone reductase activity was consistently reduced 40-60% in mitochondrial membranes from these mutants, while NADH-ubiquinone reductase activity was not affected. In addition, the activation of succinate-ubiquinone reductase activity by succinate was diminished by the F46C, R51S, P62V, and G64A mutations. These results indicate that the cytochrome bc1 complex participates in electron transfer from succinate to ubiquinone in situ and also suggest an interaction between succinate-ubiquinone reductase and cytochrome bc1 complex which involves subunit 8 of the bc1 complex. [less ▲]

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See detailNeonatal inhibition of brain estrogen synthesis alters adult neural Fos responses to mating and pheromonal stimulation in the male rat.
Bakker, Julie ULg; Baum, M. J.; Slob, A. K.

in Neuroscience (1996), 74(1), 251-60

Neonatal inhibition of brain estrogen formation in male rats by administration of the aromatase inhibitor, 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), permanently changes aspects of their mating behavior and ... [more ▼]

Neonatal inhibition of brain estrogen formation in male rats by administration of the aromatase inhibitor, 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), permanently changes aspects of their mating behavior and partner preference in adulthood. The medial preoptic area receives chemosensory inputs via a sexually dimorphic vomeronasal projection circuit, which responds to reproductively relevant pheromonal cues. The medial preoptic area also receives genital somatosensory inputs via the midbrain central tegmental field and the medial amygdala. We used Fos immunoreactivity as a marker of neuronal activation to determine whether there is a correspondence between the behavioral profiles of neonatally ATD-treated male rats and their neuronal responses in the medial preoptic area and other brain regions to somatosensory and chemosensory stimuli. Achieving eight intromissions with an estrous female led to a greater neuronal Fos immunoreactivity in the medial preoptic area of neonatally ATD-treated male rats compared with neonatally cholesterol-treated male rats. Exposure for 1.5 h to chemosensory cues derived from soiled bedding of estrous females induced Fos immunoreactivity throughout the vomeronasal pathway (i.e. medial amygdala, bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and medial preoptic area) in both ATD and cholesterol males (Experiment 2a). By contrast, exposure for 1.5 h to chemosensory cues derived from soiled bedding of sexually active males revealed clear differences between ATD and cholesterol males in neuronal Fos immunoreactive (Experiment 2b). At peripheral portions of the vomeronasal pathway (i.e. the accessory olfactory bulb and the medial amygdala), there were no differences in the number of Fos immunoreactivity neurons between ATD and cholesterol males. However, neurons in the more central portions of the vomeronasal pathway (i.e. the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and the medial preoptic area) showed increased Fos immunoreactivity after exposure to odors from sexually active males in ATD males as opposed to cholesterol males. Females, like ATD males, showed neuronal Fos immunoreactivity at each level of the vomeronasal pathway after being exposed to odors from sexually active males. These results suggest that the responsiveness of neurons in the central portion of the vomeronasal projection circuit to odors from sexually active males, but not estrous females, is sexually differentiated in male rats due to the neonatal action of estrogens. [less ▲]

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See detailPolymerization of β-butyrolactone initiated with Al(OiPr)3
Kurcok, Piotr; Dubois, Philippe ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg

in Polymer International (1996), 41(4), 479-485

Polymerization of gamma-butyrolactone has been studied in toluene with Al(OiPr)3 as an initiator. The ring-opening polyaddition proceeds through a coordination-insertion mechanism at a very low rate. Well ... [more ▼]

Polymerization of gamma-butyrolactone has been studied in toluene with Al(OiPr)3 as an initiator. The ring-opening polyaddition proceeds through a coordination-insertion mechanism at a very low rate. Well defined -isopropylester, -hydroxy poly(-butyrolactone)s (PBL) are formed with a narrow molecular weight distribution at low monomer-to-initiator molar ratios, When this ratio is higher (ca. 170), a competition occurs between propagation and side reactions, i.e. elimination, inter- and intra-molecular transesterifications and thermal degradation, which is responsible for a loss of control of the PBL molecular charcteristics. The addition of a Lewis base (1 equivalent of nicotine/Al) to the Al-alkoxide initiator has no significant effect on the polymerization rate, although the chain microstructure is deeply affected since predominantly syndiotactic PBL chains are formed (63% syndio-diads) in contrast to a completely atactic polymer in the absence of nicotine. [less ▲]

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See detailGenome mapping of Clostridium perfringens strains with I-Ceul shows many virulence genes to be plasmid-borne.
Katayama, S.; Dupuy, B.; Daube, Georges ULg et al

in Molecular & General Genetics [=MGG] (1996), 251

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See detailChanges in breath 13CO2/12CO2 during exercise of different intensities.
Gautier, J. F.; Pirnay, Freddy ULg; Lacroix, M. et al

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1996), 81(3), 1096-102

The measurement of breath 13CO2/12CO2 is commonly used during exercise to evaluate the oxidation rate of exogenous carbohydrates enriched in 13C. The aim of this study was to investigate whether exercise ... [more ▼]

The measurement of breath 13CO2/12CO2 is commonly used during exercise to evaluate the oxidation rate of exogenous carbohydrates enriched in 13C. The aim of this study was to investigate whether exercise itself affects the 13C/12C ratio in expired air CO2 in relation to exercise intensity. The relative abundance of 13C and 12C in expired air CO2 was determined by isotoperatio mass spectrometry and expressed as delta 13C (in %o) by using Craig's formula and calibrated standards. Five healthy young men exercised on a treadmill after an overnight fast during > or = 105 min on four occasions and in a randomized order. Work rates were performed at approximately 30, 45, 60, and 75% of their maximal O2 uptake (VO2max). Delta 13C in expired air CO2 and respiratory exchange ratio (RER) were determined every 15 or 30 min during exercise. At 30 and 45% VO2max, a slight and not statistically significant increase in delta 13C was observed at 30 min. In contrast, at 60 75% VO2max, the rise was statistically significant and averaged 0.83 and 0.99%o, respectively. Average delta 13C (between 0 and 105 min) progressively increased with the intensity of exercise. Individual values of delta 13C and RER were positively correlated (r = 0.653, P = 0.002) as were values of delta 13C and endogenous carbohydrates utilized (r = 0.752, P < 0.001). Factitious or "pseudooxidation" of a 13C-enriched exogenous glucose load (indeed noningested) was calculated from the changes in expired air delta 13C. Over the whole period of exercise it was not statistically significant at 30 and 40% VO2max. However, over the first 60 min of exercise, such pseudooxidation of exogenous glucose was significant at 30 and 45% VO2max. In conclusion, by modifying the mix of endogenous substrates oxidized, exercise at 60% VO2max and above significantly increases the 13C/12C ratio in expired air CO2. At these intensities, this could lead to overestimation of the oxidation of 13C-labeled substrates given orally. At lower intensities of exercise, such overestimation is much smaller an affects mainly the values recorded during the initial part of the exercise bout. [less ▲]

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See detailPerforation Strength of Geosynthetics and Sphericity of Coarse Grains: a new approach
Courard, Luc ULg; Antoine, R.

in Geotextiles & Geomembranes (1996), 14

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See detailStandardisation des mesures en imagerie thermique infrarouge chez les grands animaux domestiques
Ghafir, Y.; Spruyt, P.; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1996), 140

Thermography studies pictures recorded from radiant thermal emissions of a body. This paper analyses several measurement conditions in order to make thermographic unit reliable, ie the effects of distance ... [more ▼]

Thermography studies pictures recorded from radiant thermal emissions of a body. This paper analyses several measurement conditions in order to make thermographic unit reliable, ie the effects of distance and position of the camera, the color, lenght and power. Moreover, the effects of the site on cutaneous temperature measurements were studied in exercising horses. It can be concluded that infrared thermography is a technical to measure skin temperature which requires a few conditions to be respected. Moreover, it is a sure, simple and fast method. The ideal site for measuring skin temperature inexercising horses is the neck because of its vascularisation. [less ▲]

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See detailThe relation of ventilatory failure to pulmonary, respiratory muscle and central nervous system disturbances in calves with an experimentally produced pneumonia
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Comparative Pathology (1996), 115(3), 203-219

To explore the pathophysiology of respiratory failure in an experimental pneumonia, a Pasteurella haemolytica broth culture was injected intratracheally into 12 calves, which were then studied over a ... [more ▼]

To explore the pathophysiology of respiratory failure in an experimental pneumonia, a Pasteurella haemolytica broth culture was injected intratracheally into 12 calves, which were then studied over a period of 10 h. Measurements were made of inspired minute ventilation VE), ventilatory pattern [inspiratory time (TI), expiratory time (TE), respiratory rate (RR) and tidal volume (VT)], transdiaphragmatic pressure (Pdi), occlusion pressure at the airway opening 100 milliseconds after onset of inspiration (Pawo100ms), arterial blood gas tensions and pH and recorded diaphragmatic electromyogram (EMGdi) and rectal temperature (Tr). On and after the third hour after inoculation, the animals varied in respect of clinical signs, Tr, RR, VE, Pawo100ms/EMGdi, and arterial gases and pH. In benign cases, diminished alertness, laboured respiration and fall of arterial oxygen pressure (PaO2) worsened up to 7 h after inoculation, but then progressively improved, VE being maintained at approximately 150% baseline throughout the study (10 h). Neither arterial carbon dioxide pressure (PaCO2) nor pH was altered. Moderate cases resembled benign cases in respect of laboured respiration, VE, PaO2 and PaCO2; however, pH was at first maintained at preinoculation levels, but declined thereafter. In severe cases, the animals were drowsy between hours 3 and 7, and became comatose between hours 8 and 10; in contrast to both benign and moderate cases: (1) RR was reduced by hour 5, (2) there was no trend towards recovery of PaO2 and pH, (3) VE, Pdi, Pawo100ms and Pawo100ms/EMGdi were severely decreased, and (4) PaCO2 increased. These results suggest that pneumonia does not alter ventilatory neuromuscular pump function in calves, unless concomitant cardiovascular collapse occurs. It is not clear whether fatal ventilatory failure is caused mainly by deterioration in ventilatory muscle fibre processes or structures, altered central nervous system adjustment of ventilatory timing, or cardiovascular dysfunction. However, inspiratory pressures fall when excitation to the diaphragm is still growing, which suggests peripheral respiratory muscle fatigue. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationships between sleep quality and glucose regulation in normal humans.
Scheen, André ULg; Byrne, M. M.; Plat, L. et al

in American Journal of Physiology (1996), 271(2 Pt 1), 261-70

To define the effects of sleep on glucose regulation, we analyzed plasma glucose levels, insulin secretion rates (ISR), and plasma growth hormone and cortisol levels in normal subjects receiving a ... [more ▼]

To define the effects of sleep on glucose regulation, we analyzed plasma glucose levels, insulin secretion rates (ISR), and plasma growth hormone and cortisol levels in normal subjects receiving a constant glucose infusion during nocturnal sleep, nocturnal sleep deprivation, and daytime recovery sleep. Plasma glucose and ISR markedly increased during early nocturnal sleep and returned to presleep levels during late sleep. These changes in glucose and ISR appeared to reflect the predominance of slow-wave (SW) stages in early sleep and of rapid-eye-movement and wake stages in late sleep. Major differences in glucose and ISR profiles were observed during sleep deprivation as glucose and ISR remained essentially stable during the first part of the night and then decreased significantly, despite the persistence of bed rest and constant glucose infusion. During daytime recovery sleep, SW stages were increased, glucose levels peaked earlier than during nocturnal sleep, and the decreases of glucose and ISR in late sleep were reduced by one-half. Thus sleep has important effects on brain and tissue glucose utilization, suggesting that sleep disturbances may adversely affect glucose tolerance. [less ▲]

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See detailContrefaçons liégeoises et maestrichtoises de Beaumarchais. Un exercice bibliographique
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Bulletin de l'Institut Archéologique Liégeois (1996), 107

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See detailUna Cabeza Bien Hecha O Una Cabeza Repleta ?
Crahay, Marcel ULg

in Perspectivas (1996), XXVI(1),

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See detailAntimalarial Activity of Cryptolepine and some otrher Anhydronium Bases
Wright, C. W.; Phillipson, J. D.; Awe, S. O. et al

in Phytotherapy Research (1996), 10

Eight naturally occurring anhydronium bases and the synthetic quaternary compound Nb-methylharmalane were tested against Plasmodium falciparun (strain K1) in vitro. Cryptolepine was found to have similar ... [more ▼]

Eight naturally occurring anhydronium bases and the synthetic quaternary compound Nb-methylharmalane were tested against Plasmodium falciparun (strain K1) in vitro. Cryptolepine was found to have similar activity to that of chloroquine but alstonine, 5,6-dihydroflavopereirine, matadine, Nb-methylharmalane, melinonine F, normelinonine F, strychnoxanthine and serpentine were found to have little activity. Cryptolepine, given orally to mice infected with Plasmodium berghei berghei was found to have moderate antimalarial activity; parasitemia was suppressed by 80% at 50 mg/kg/day. [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêt de l'acide rétinoïque "tous trans" dans le traitement de la leucémie aiguë promyélocytaire
Hermanne, J.-P.; Tassin, F.; Bours, Vincent ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1996), 54

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See detailComplete Nucleotide Sequence Of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Chromosome X
Galibert, F.; Alexandraki, D.; Baur, A. et al

in Embo Journal (1996), 15(9),

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See detailLifetime Measurement by Beam-Foil Spectroscopy
Garnir, Henri-Pierre ULg; Bastin, Thierry ULg; Dumont, Paul-Dominique ULg

in Phys. Scr. (1996), T65

The beam-foil source can produce spectra of almost every ion and allows easy measurement of atomic lifetimes of excited levels. Beam-foil spectra have some unique characteristics that made them valuable ... [more ▼]

The beam-foil source can produce spectra of almost every ion and allows easy measurement of atomic lifetimes of excited levels. Beam-foil spectra have some unique characteristics that made them valuable tool for the term analysis of highly charged ions. As an example, we will describe the work undertaken at Liège on Ne IV and Ne V. Beam-foil is still the only general method for measuring the lifetime of atomic levels in highly charged ions. However, the accuracy of the classical beam-foil method is limited by the non-selective broadband excitation in the foil that populates almost all excitation levels up to very high energy and corrupts by cascading phenomena the normal single-exponential decay curves. We will describe some techniques that have been invented to obviate this infamous “cascading effect”, especially the beam-foil-laser spectroscopy method recently developed in our laboratory. We will present an overview of the beam-foil spectroscopy research performed at the University of Liège together with other recent trends in the field of fast-beam spectroscopy. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermination Of The Taxonomic Position And Characterization Of Yam Mosaic Virus Isolates Based On Sequence Data Of The 5'-Terminal Part Of The Coat Protein Cistron
Duterme, Olivier; Colinet, Dominique; Kummert, Jean et al

in Archives of Virology (1996), 141(6), 1067-1075

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See detailHistorical seismicity of the Strait of Dover–Pas de Calais
Melville, Charles; Levret, Agnès; Alexandre, Pierre ULg et al

in Terra Nova (1996), 8

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See detailEvaluation of insuline-like growth horme-I (IGF-I) and their binding proteins (IGFBPs) in pigs
Renaville, Robert ULg; Prandi, Alberto; Claes, Victor et al

in Archivio Veterinario Italiano (1996), 46

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois : syndrome de Moskowitz chez un patient traité par ticlopidine
FRANCHIMONT, D; Freres, Pierre ULg; LEBRUN, F et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1996), 51(3), 214-216

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See detailStromelysin-3 expression promotes tumor take in nude mice
Noël, Agnès ULg; Lefebvre, O.; Maquoi, Erik ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Investigation (1996), 97

Stromelysin-3 (ST3) is a matrix metalloproteinase expressed in human carcinomas in ways suggesting that it may play a role in tumor progression. To test this possibility, we have performed gene transfer ... [more ▼]

Stromelysin-3 (ST3) is a matrix metalloproteinase expressed in human carcinomas in ways suggesting that it may play a role in tumor progression. To test this possibility, we have performed gene transfer experiments using both anti-sense and sense ST3 expression vectors, and malignant cells either expressing (NIH 3T3 fibroblasts) or not (MCF7 epithelial cells) endogenous ST3. We have compared the ability of parental and transfected cells to cause subcutaneous tumor development in nude mice. 3T3 cells expressing anti-sense ST3 RNA showed reduced tumorigenicity, and MCF7 cells expressing mouse or human ST3 were associated with reduced tumor-free period leading to a significant increased tumor incidence(P<10(-4)). However, once established, the ST3 expressing tumors did not grow faster than those obtained with the parental MCF7 cell line. In addition, tumors obtained after sub-cutaneous injection of ST3-expressing or nonexpressing cells did not exhibit obvious histological differences, and careful examination did not reveal any local invasive tissue areas nor systemic metastases. These in vivo observations were in agreement with those obtained in vitro showing that ST3 expression did not modify proliferative nor invasive properties of transfected cells. Altogether, these results indicate that ST3 expression promotes tumor take in nude mice, presumably by favoring cancer cell survival in a tissue environment initially not permissive for tumor growth. These findings represent the first experimental evidence showing that ST3 can modulate cancer progression. [less ▲]

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See detailUsefulness of fluoxetine in obese non-insulin-dependent diabetics: a multicenter study.
Daubresse, Jean-Claude; Kolanowski, J.; Krzentowski, G. et al

in Obesity Research (1996), 4(4), 391-6

Weight reduction is essential in the management of most non-insulin-dependent diabetics, but this therapeutical goal is difficult to obtain. In this double-blind parallel study, 82 non-insulin-dependent ... [more ▼]

Weight reduction is essential in the management of most non-insulin-dependent diabetics, but this therapeutical goal is difficult to obtain. In this double-blind parallel study, 82 non-insulin-dependent diabetics, moderately obese (BMI = 30 - 39 kg/m2), were given for an 8-week period either placebo (P) or fluoxetine (F), a specific serotonin reuptake inhibitor, in addition to their usual antidiabetic treatment. Thirty-nine of them received 60 mg fluoxetine a day and 43 were given the placebo. At admission, both groups had similar weight excess, metabolic control and serum lipid values. In comparison with the P-treated subjects, those treated with fluoxetine (F) lost more weight after 3 weeks (-1.9 vs. -0.7 kg, p < -0.0009) and after 8 weeks (-3.1 vs. -0.9 kg, p < 0.0007). Fasting blood glucose decreased in group F after 3 weeks (-1.5 vs -0.4 mmol/L, p < 0.003) and after 8 weeks (-1.7 vs. -0.02 mmol/L, p < 0.0004). HbAlc decreased from 8.5% to 7.7% in group F and from 8.6% to 8.3% in group P (p = 0.057). Mean triglyceride level was also reduced in group F after 8 weeks (p = 0.042). Fasting C-peptide did not change in either group, but fasting insulin values decreased in group F after 3 weeks (p < 0.02) and after 8 weeks (p < 0.05). The insulin/C-peptide molar ratio decreased significantly in group F after 3 weeks (p < 0.04) and after 8 weeks (p < 0.05) in comparison with group P. The drug was generally well tolerated and no major side effects were reported. In conclusion, the addition of fluoxetine to the usual oral hypoglycemic agent therapy might be beneficial in obese non-insulin-dependent diabetics, at least on a short-term basis. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign and modeling of new platelet-activating factor antagonists.3. Relative importance of hydrophobicity and electronic distribution in piperazinic series
Heymans, Françoise; Dive, Georges ULg; Lamouri, Aazdine et al

in Journal of Lipid Mediators and Cell Signalling (1996), 15(2), 161-173

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See detailTwo dimensional self-organized transitions for propagation in random media
Ausloos, Marcel ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg; Cloots, Rudi ULg

in Czechoslovak Journal of Physics (1996), 46(Suppl. 4), 2277-2278

A simple so-called dynamic epidemic model, for the evolution of an advancing interface through a two-dimensional medium containing mobile impurities is investigated. A short range repulsion between the ... [more ▼]

A simple so-called dynamic epidemic model, for the evolution of an advancing interface through a two-dimensional medium containing mobile impurities is investigated. A short range repulsion between the front and the impurities leads to an aggregation process along the front, and to trapping of aggregates. The pattern of trapped impurities is found to be self-organized. The critical concentration of impurity for growth blocking on a square lattice is 0..56. The kinetics of this self-organization is analyzed and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailFilmer la dissidence. L'écriture documentaire dans l'oeuvre des frères Dardenne
Van Cauwenberge, Geneviève ULg

in La revue belge du cinéma (1996), 41(hiver), 29-33

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See detailLes infections utérines dans l’espèce bovine : 2. Thérapeutiques anti-infectieuses et hormonales
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Houtain, J. Y.; Laurent, Y.

in Point Vétérinaire (1996), 28(numéro spécial), 1019-1025

The choice of an antibiotic or antiseptic treatment must take into account, the administrative route, the individual factors (nature of symptoms, stage postpartum, stage in the cycle) and the agents used ... [more ▼]

The choice of an antibiotic or antiseptic treatment must take into account, the administrative route, the individual factors (nature of symptoms, stage postpartum, stage in the cycle) and the agents used (nature of germs, minimal inhibiting concentration, pharmacological properties, milk residue). Hormonal treatment is an interesting alternative, which must be considered on an individual basis rather than systematically at herd level. For prevention, it should only be used on animals presenting a high risk factor of infection [less ▲]

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See detailDu Dictionnaire général de la langue wallonne à l'Atlas linguistique de la Wallonie
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg

in Dialectes de Wallonie (1996), 23-24

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See detailDistribution of surface water partial CO2 pressure in the English Channel and in the Southern Bight of the North Sea
Frankignoulle, Michel; Bourge, Isabelle; Canon, Christine ULg et al

in Continental Shelf Research (1996), 16

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See detailPharmacology Of The Hypoglycaemic Sulphonylurea Gliquidone .3. Conformational Analysis
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; Malaisse, Wj.

in Pharmacological Research (1996), 34(1-2), 9-10

The hypoglycaemic sulphonylurea gliquidone was found, by conformation analysis, to display a U-shaped configuration, with hydrophobic cycles placed at the extremity of each branch and a peptidic bond ... [more ▼]

The hypoglycaemic sulphonylurea gliquidone was found, by conformation analysis, to display a U-shaped configuration, with hydrophobic cycles placed at the extremity of each branch and a peptidic bond placed at the bottom of the U. This configuration is similar to that recently observed with the hypoglycaemic sulphonylureas glimepiride and glibenclamide and non-sulphonylurea hypoglycaemic agents of the meglitinide family, such as S3075, repaglinide, A-4166 and KAD-1229. The identification of a conformation common to these various hypoglycaemic drugs may provide an imprint of their binding site at the level of the B-cell sulphonylurea receptor. [less ▲]

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See detailImplicit learning in amnesic subjects: A comparison with a large group of normal control subjects
Wilson, B. A.; Green, R.; Teasdale, T. et al

in Clinical Neuropsychologist (1996), 10

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