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

in CytoGenetics & Cell Genetics (1993), 63

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

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

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See detailLaparoscopy, urology, and gynaecology
Joris, Jean ULg

in Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology (1993), 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology (1993), 45

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailAccelerated erythroid repopulation with no stem-cell competition effect in children treated with recombinant human erythropoietin after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
Locatelli, F.; Zecca, M.; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in British Journal of Haematology (1993), 84(4), 752-4

We carried out a pilot study on the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) to accelerate erythropoietic engraftment in paediatric patients undergoing allogeneic BMT. rHuEPO was administered ... [more ▼]

We carried out a pilot study on the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) to accelerate erythropoietic engraftment in paediatric patients undergoing allogeneic BMT. rHuEPO was administered intravenously at a dose of 75 U/kg per day for 30 d after transplant. Erythroid repopulation, evaluated sequentially through the serum transferrin receptor, was faster in 15 patients receiving rHuEPO than in 16 historical controls (P = 0.0003). This faster erythroid engraftment resulted in a reduction in the total number of red blood cell units required to reach transfusion independence (2.7 +/- 1.2 v 4.2 +/- 2.3, P = 0.027). No significant difference in leucocyte or platelet regeneration was observed. These findings indicate that rHuEPO administration can accelerate erythroid recovery after allogeneic BMT and reduce red cell transfusion requirements with no stem-cell competition effect. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailConstruction of a bovine genomic library of large yeast artificial chromosome clones
Libert, F.; Lefort, A.; Okimoto, R. et al

in Genomics (1993), 18(2), 270-276

We have constructed a yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) library derived from bull fibroblasts in primary culture. The library consists of 21,500 clones arranged on 224 gridded plates (96 or 8×12 positions ... [more ▼]

We have constructed a yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) library derived from bull fibroblasts in primary culture. The library consists of 21,500 clones arranged on 224 gridded plates (96 or 8×12 positions) and in 2×224 96-well microplates maintained as permanent frozen stocks. An average insert size of 750 kb was estimated from the analysis of 200 randomly selected YACs, giving a sixfold coverage of the bovine genome for the total library. A screening strategy based on the polymerase chain reaction that allows the identification of individual clones has been devised. Screening of the library with six locus-specific markers of interest led to the isolation of 34 positive clones [less ▲]

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

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

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See detailFundic Argyrophil Cell Hyperplasia in Atrophic Gastritis: A Search for a Sensitive Diagnostic Method
Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg; Vivario, M. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1993), 56(1, Jan-Feb), 11-7

Hypergastrinemia induces argyrophil cell hyperplasia in oxyntic mucosa (FACH) in patients with non-antral atrophic gastritis, with or without pernicious anemia. This proliferation favours the development ... [more ▼]

Hypergastrinemia induces argyrophil cell hyperplasia in oxyntic mucosa (FACH) in patients with non-antral atrophic gastritis, with or without pernicious anemia. This proliferation favours the development of carcinoid tumours. In order to determine the most usual appropriate method to document FACH, we have studied 29 consecutive fundic biopsies from 26 patients with fundic chronic gastritis. The study encompassed gastrinemia levels, standard histology permitting the classification of chronic gastritis, demonstration of FACH by Grimelius stain, immunohistochemical studies using NSE, chromogranin A and by electron microscopy. The FACH was classified for each stain as slight, moderate or severe. The study displayed a relationship between the grade of gastritis and the density of argyrophil endocrine cells in oxyntic mucosa assessed by Grimelius stain (p < 0.0001) and chromogranin A (P < 0.01). There was also a relationship between the serum gastrin level and the density of argyrophil endocrine cells detected by these two stains (p < 0.001). A highly significant correlation was observed between Grimelius stain and chromogranin A (p < 0.0001). On the other hand, no significant correlation was noted with either NSE or electron microscopy. We conclude that Grimelius stain and immunohistochemical studies against chromogranin A were the best methods for the demonstration of FACH in atrophic gastritis. One of these two techniques is sufficient in current practice for defining the patients at risk for subsequent surveillance. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailAmiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis: is there a place for surgery?
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Hamoir, Etienne ULg; D'Silva, Milbhor et al

in World Journal of Surgery (1993), 17(5), 622-6627

Amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism has on most instances been reported as mild, and thyroid functions return to normal after discontinuation of the drug. Nevertheless, life-threatening amiodarone-induced ... [more ▼]

Amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism has on most instances been reported as mild, and thyroid functions return to normal after discontinuation of the drug. Nevertheless, life-threatening amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis has also been described. Conventional treatments such as antithyroid drugs (thionamide) and corticosteroids are essentially ineffective or fail to alter the dramatic course of the thyroid crisis. This limited effectiveness of medical therapy, particularly in patients with previously neglected or unknown thyroid disease, prompted us to intervene surgically. We report a series of nine patients who underwent total or near-total thyroidectomy as a first-line therapy for five of them. Surgery resulted in rapid resolution of thyrotoxicosis with an uneventful postoperative course. This approach has the advantage of immediate effectivity, low risk of relapse, and appears to be the only treatment that permits continued therapy with amiodarone when the drug appears needed to control a life-threatening arrhythmia. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailMolecular Biology of tilapia prolactins
Swennen, E.; Sekkali, B.; Poncelet, A. C. et al

in Fundamental and applied research for aquaculture (1993)

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

in Diabetologia (1993), 36

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

in Canadian Journal of Physics (1993), 71

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (1993), 13

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

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

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See detailEvolution du relief au Niger occidental : rôle de la fracturation du socle précambrien et de la formation de pseudo-karsts au sein de la lithomarge et de la couverture sédimentaire
Willems, Luc ULg; Lenoir, François; Levecq, Jean-Marie et al

in Comptes-Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris (1993), 317(Série II), 97-102

The observation of several forms in the Precambrian formations, in Tertiary and Quaternary deposits brings us to propose a model of topographic evolution mainly generated by a pseudo-karst. This latter is ... [more ▼]

The observation of several forms in the Precambrian formations, in Tertiary and Quaternary deposits brings us to propose a model of topographic evolution mainly generated by a pseudo-karst. This latter is developed in sedimentary deposits and in the lithomargin, in relation with fracturation of the basement. [less ▲]

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See detailSTUDY OF THE CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS IN BI2-XPBXSR2CA2CU3O10-Y GLASS SYSTEMS - OPTICAL POLARIZED-LIGHT MICROSCOPY, ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES
Cloots, Rudi ULg; Romain, Anne-Claude ULg; Rulmont, André ULg et al

in Superconductor Science & Technology (1993), 6(12), 850-857

Synthesis of Bi2-xPbxSr2Ca2Cu3O10-y (x = 0 and x = 0.3) has been performed using the glass recrystallization route technique. After splat quenching, the samples were annealed at 820, 850 or 870-degrees-C ... [more ▼]

Synthesis of Bi2-xPbxSr2Ca2Cu3O10-y (x = 0 and x = 0.3) has been performed using the glass recrystallization route technique. After splat quenching, the samples were annealed at 820, 850 or 870-degrees-C for 96 or 144 h (with one intermediary grinding). High-resolution polarization micrographs and electrical (and magnetic susceptibility) measurements have been taken. Various growth mechanisms can thus be checked, and the physical properties are studied in relation to the microstructure. It is found that the 2223 phase does not crystallize directly from the amorphous one but results from a dissolution-reprecipitation process. The stability of the 2212 phase is emphasized. The 2201 phase precipitates at high temperature and rapidly reacts with the melt to form the 2223 phase. The kinetics of the lead-substituted sample seems to be controlled by the Ca2PbO4 phase. which acts as a flux. [less ▲]

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

in Médecine & Chirurgie Digestives (1993), 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLes noms belgoromans de la rougeole. Une étude de géographie linguistique
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg

in Dialectes de Wallonie (1993), 21/22

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See detailAérosolthérapie chez le cheval : 2. Etude pharmacologique
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Genicot, Bruno; Votion, Dominique ULg et al

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1993), 25(4), 233-243

This review analyzes the different therapeutic drugs the functional effects of which can be useful in the treatment by aerosol of equine respiratory disorders

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See detailSmall Bowel Enema and Diagnosis of Chronic Nonischemic Disturbance of Superior Mesenteric Venous Blood Flow
Boverie, J. H.; COUNET, D.; Meunier, Paul ULg et al

in Abdominal Imaging (1993), 18(3), 265-70

Chronic nonischemic disturbance of mesenteric venous blood flow is reported in 11 patients with a mean age of 19 years. This entity, rarely discussed in the literature, is different from acute thrombosis ... [more ▼]

Chronic nonischemic disturbance of mesenteric venous blood flow is reported in 11 patients with a mean age of 19 years. This entity, rarely discussed in the literature, is different from acute thrombosis and chronic thrombotic forms with portal hypertension or hypercoagulopathy. In eight patients this syndrome was secondary to organic lesions of different origin: mesenteric vein squeezed by fibrous bands or an abnormal jejunal artery (four cases), lymphoma involving the distal superior mesenteric veins (three cases), hemangioma causing microthrombi (one case). In three patients no etiology or predisposing factor was found. All patients presented with rectal hemorrhage. Small bowel enema showed a constant pattern in 11 patients: small nodules, modified by compression or peristalsis, involving the mesenteric border of the jejunoileal segment, and associated with thick, straight but regular folds. Mesenteric varices were suspected and led to angiographic studies which were normal in three cases, confirmed varices in eight cases, and thrombosis in four cases. Laparotomy was normal in three cases and established the etiological diagnosis in eight cases. Varices were shown in six cases. Arteriography and laparotomy were unable to reach a complete diagnosis. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailUse of an antisense oligonucleotide to inhibit expression of a mutated human procollagen gene (COL1A1) in transfected mouse 3T3 cells.
Colige, Alain ULg; Sokolov, B. P.; Nugent, P. et al

in Biochemistry (1993), 32(1), 7-11

A series of antisense oligonucleotides were developed to inhibit specifically expression of a mutated exogenous gene for collagen without inhibiting expression of an endogenous gene for the same protein ... [more ▼]

A series of antisense oligonucleotides were developed to inhibit specifically expression of a mutated exogenous gene for collagen without inhibiting expression of an endogenous gene for the same protein. The test system consisted of mouse NIH 3T3 cells that were stably transfected with an internally deleted construct of the human gene for the pro alpha 1(I) chain of type I procollagen [Olsen et al. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 1117]. The target site was a region at the 3' end of exon 1 and the first few nucleotides of intron 1 of the exogenous human gene that differed in sequence by nine nucleotides from the sequence of the endogenous mouse gene. Expression of the two genes was assayed by Western blot with cross-reacting antibodies and by steady-state levels of mRNAs. None of the oligonucleotides were effective in concentrations up to 25 microM when administered without any carrier. However, when administered with 5 or 10 micrograms/mL lipofectin, one of the oligonucleotides in concentrations of 0.1-0.2 microM inhibited expression of the exogenous gene from 50% to 80% without significant inhibition of expression of the endogenous gene. Also, a missense version of the same oligonucleotide had no significant effect, and the inhibition observed with the most effective oligonucleotide was abolished by a single base change. Time course experiments indicated that, after a 4-h treatment, inhibition appeared at 8 h and persisted for at least 22 h.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailCreativity in Non-Literary Translation
Pagnoulle, Christine ULg

in Perspectives : Studies in Translatology (1993), (1), 79-90

Three short non literary texts illustrate the need for translators' actively stepping in. Since the author is both a translator and a teacher of translation didactic conclusions are also drawn.

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

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

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See detailTemporal reasoning and reasoning theories : a case study in anaesthesiology
Sougné, Jacques ULg; Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg; De Keyser, Véronique ULg

in Psychologica Belgica (1993), 33(2), 311-328

The purpose of this article is to clarify the theoritical base necessary for the design of a computer-based simulation of temporal reasoning. Simulation allows a better understanding of phenomena that ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this article is to clarify the theoritical base necessary for the design of a computer-based simulation of temporal reasoning. Simulation allows a better understanding of phenomena that appear in working situations and even, understanding and preventing some human errors. In order ot illustrate theoritical concepts, we will provide examples of a situation in which the dynamic character of the evolution, the critical character of the planning and of the synchronization force temporal reasoning. This situation will be that of anaesthesia. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

in FEBS Letters (1993), 317

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

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

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

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

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See detailStructure of triosephosphate isomerase from Escherichia coli determined at 2.6 A resolution
Noble, M. E.; Zeelen, J. P.; Wierenga, R. K. et al

in Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Crystallography (1993), 49(Pt 4), 403-17

The structure of triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) from the organism Escherichia coli has been determined at a resolution of 2.6 A. The structure was solved by the molecular replacement method, first at 2.8 ... [more ▼]

The structure of triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) from the organism Escherichia coli has been determined at a resolution of 2.6 A. The structure was solved by the molecular replacement method, first at 2.8 A resolution with a crystal grown by the technique of hanging-drop crystallization from a mother liquor containing the transition-state analogue 2-phosphoglycolate (2PG). As a search model in the molecular replacement calculations, the refined structure of TIM from Trypanosoma brucei, which has a sequence identity of 46% compared to the enzyme from E. coli, was used. An E. coli TIM crystal grown in the absence of 2PG, diffracting to 2.6 A resolution, was later obtained by application of the technique of macro-seeding using a seed crystal grown from a mother liquor without 2PG. The final 2.6 A model has a crystallographic R factor of 11.9%, and agrees well with standard stereochemical parameters. The structure of E. coli TIM suggests the importance of residues which favour helix initiation for the formation of the TIM fold. In addition, TIM from E. coli shows peculiarities in its dimer interface, and in the packing of core residues within the beta-barrel. [less ▲]

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See detailIntracellular damages induced by singlet oxygen are signals for HIV-1 reactivation
Piette, Jacques ULg; Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg

in Journal of Free Radicals in Biology & Medicine (1993)

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

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

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See detailAnalyse des comportements d'entraîneurs de volley-ball pendant des rencontres officielles
Cloes, Marc ULg; Delhaes, Jean-Pierre; Piéron, Maurice

in Sport (1993), 141(1), 16-25

L'observation systématique des comportements des entraîneurs sportifs a connu un réel développement au cours de la dernière décennie. Les études relevées dans la littérature spécialisée peuvent se ... [more ▼]

L'observation systématique des comportements des entraîneurs sportifs a connu un réel développement au cours de la dernière décennie. Les études relevées dans la littérature spécialisée peuvent se regrouper selon leurs objectifs: (1) l'analyse descriptive des comportements d'entraîneurs et de sportifs, parfois de très haut niveau; (2) la comparaison de situations pédagogiques, notamment en observant une même personne exerçant les fonctions d'entraîner et d'enseignant; (3) la comparaison des interventions des entraîneurs en fonction du niveau d'habileté des sportifs qu'ils dirigent; (4) la comparaison du comportement des entraîneurs en fonction des succès ou des échecs de leur équipe. ... [less ▲]

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See detailEchographic Characterization of Carotid Plaques
VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg; TROTTEUR, Geneviève ULg; Vivario, M. et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1993), 93(5), 233-8

The histology of the endarterectomy specimen was compared with the preoperative echopattern of 154 plaques. Thirty-four ultrasound images were of poor quality. The 120 adequate echographies revealed 22 ... [more ▼]

The histology of the endarterectomy specimen was compared with the preoperative echopattern of 154 plaques. Thirty-four ultrasound images were of poor quality. The 120 adequate echographies revealed 22 dense hyperechogenic homogeneous plaques, 28 soft hypoechogenic homogeneous plaques, 53 inhomogeneous plaques, and 13 mixed plaques. According to the surface, lesions were subdivided as smooth (n = 63) or irregular (n = 57). Echography recognized fibrous plaques (dense homogeneous hyperechogeneous lesions), with a specificity of 87% and a sensitivity of 56%. Recent intraplaque haemorrhage is echographically apparent as a hypoechogenic area in 88% of cases, what corresponds to a specificity of 79% and a sensitivity of 75%. Echography proved to be more accurate than angiography in determining the presence or absence of ulceration. The ability to characterize the pathology of carotid atheroma by duplex scan make the clinicopathologic correlation of carotid plaques of practical importance. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailDes inscriptions de sceaux-cylindres diverses provenant d'Acemhöyük
Tunca, Önhan ULg

in Aspects of Art and Iconography: Anatolia and its Neighbors. Studies in Honor of Nimet Özgüç (1993)

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

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

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

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

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

in Journal of Applied Bacteriology (1993), 75

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See detailNote sur les techniques de gravure des sceaux-cylindres en Asie antérieure
Tunca, Önhan ULg

in Technologie et analyse des gemmes anciennes (PACT 23) (1993)

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See detailL'antiquité classique comme source d'inspiration dans l'oeuvre de Karel Tchapek
Mouton, Charles ULg

in Slavica Gandensia (1993), 20

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

in Journal de Mycologie Médicale (1993), 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailcr de J. Cerny, Papyrus hiératiques de Deir el-Médineh, t. II
Winand, Jean ULg

in Chronique d'Egypte : Bulletin Périodique de la Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (1993), 68

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See detailExteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity in patients with chronic headache and in normal volunteers: methodology, clinical and pathophysiological relevance.
Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Headache (1993), 33(1), 3-17

Exteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity was studied in patients with chronic headache and in healthy controls. Among different methods of recording, averaging 10 full-wave rectified EMG ... [more ▼]

Exteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity was studied in patients with chronic headache and in healthy controls. Among different methods of recording, averaging 10 full-wave rectified EMG responses produces results with acceptable variability and discomfort. The late temporalis exteroceptive suppression period (ES2) is reduced on average in patients with chronic tension-type headache; this finding has been reproduced by several independent laboratories. Mean duration of temporalis ES2 is also diminished, but to a lesser degree, in daily drug abuse headache and, as shown by others, in episodic tension-type headache. It is normal in migraine between attacks, cluster headache and various types of symptomatic headaches. Temporalis ES2 may be decreased in untreated patients with major depression. In healthy volunteers, temporalis ES2 duration is reduced by a short-lasting painful stimulus to peripheral limbs after a delay of 50 to 60 ms, and by a sub-motor threshold electromagnetic stimulation to the contralateral cerebral cortex after a delay of 20 to 30 ms. In contrast, long-lasting trains of peripheral painful stimuli have no effect. Various pharmacological agents are able to modify temporalis ES2. Its duration is increased by 5-HT antagonists, but decreased by 5-HT uptake blockers. Pharmacological effects may differ between controls and patients. Considering these results and available data on the anatomo-functional organization of masticatory reflexes, we postulate that temporalis ES2 is a marker of the excitability of interneuronal nets in the ponto-medullary reticular formation. In chronic tension-type headache, excitability of these interneurons is decreased because of inadequate control by the serotonergic raphe magnus nucleus and the periaqueductal gray matter. Dysfunctioning of the latter structures might be caused by abnormal limbic inputs to the brain stem. Some steps of this pathophysiological hypothesis can be verified by modern neurophysiological techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailOptical imaging of the gravitational lens system B 1422+231
Remy; Surdej, Jean ULg; Smette, A. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1993), 278

Direct optical images (Bessel V, R and Gunn i; average seeing of 0.88 seconds) of B1422+231, obtained in March 1993 at European Southern Observatory (ESO) (La Silla), have been decomposed by fitting ... [more ▼]

Direct optical images (Bessel V, R and Gunn i; average seeing of 0.88 seconds) of B1422+231, obtained in March 1993 at European Southern Observatory (ESO) (La Silla), have been decomposed by fitting multiple Point Spread Functions (PSFs). We detect the optical counterparts of the four known radio point-like components. No additional optical image is found, but due to the compactness of the configuration, our detection limit for additional point sources is rather low (19.3 in R). The deduced positions and photometry of the four optical components agree pretty well with the radio and IR observations and this study provides further evidence supporting the gravitational lens origin of B1422+231. [less ▲]

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See detailPilot study of flesinoxan in major depression. Effect on REM latency and body temperature
ANSSEAU, Marc ULg; PITCHOT, William ULg; Gonzalez Moreno, Antonio et al

in Human Psychopharmacology (1993)

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

in Veterinary Research (1993), 24

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

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

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See detailSpelling en spellingverandering : een slingerbeweging in de tijd
Vromans, Joseph ULg

in Nederlands van Nu (1993), 41

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

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

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

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

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

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

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See detailTemperature, air humidity and air pollution levels in breeding pig houses
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Canart, B.; Vandenheede, Marc ULg

in Pigs News and Information (1993), 14(2), 77-78

A study was undertaken to provide practical information concerning the frequency of temp. and RH measurements required to obtain a good estimate of their averages and of their daily variations, and to ... [more ▼]

A study was undertaken to provide practical information concerning the frequency of temp. and RH measurements required to obtain a good estimate of their averages and of their daily variations, and to determine the relationships between ammonia, carbon dioxide and bacterial concn in a pig house. Measurements were made in 9 artificially ventilated farrowing or weaner houses with slatted floors. Temp. and RH were measured every 20 min for 7 d. Sensors were placed inside buildings in the middle of the houses, 0.8 m above floor level, and outside the buildings. Data were recorded using a datalogger. Ammonia and carbon dioxide concn were measured using 8 h Gastec diffusion tubes. Three readings were taken in the same location at 2-day intervals. The airborne bacterial concn was measured with a 6-stage Andersen sampler. Bacteria colony forming particles (BCFP) were collected by impacting onto agar-filled petri dishes which are placed in an incubator for 24 h prior to counting the colonies formed. Results are discussed, indicating no significant correlation between the 3 measures of pollution (NH3 and CO2 concn, BCFP levels) despite careful microclimate control. [less ▲]

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See detailChylothorax: a rare complication of endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy.
Bury, Thierry ULg; Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg et al

in European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (1993), 5

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See detailDesign and modeling of new platelet-activating-factor antagonists.1. Synthesis and biological activity of 1,4-bis(3',4',5'-trimethoxybenzoyl)-2-[[(substituted carbonyl and carbamoyl)oxy]methyl]piperazines
Lamouri, Aazdine; Heymans, Françoise; Tavet, Fabrice et al

in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (1993), 36(8), 990-1000

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

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

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

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

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See detailA finite element code for subsidence problems: LAGAMINE
Charlier, Robert ULg; Radu, Jean-Pol ULg; Li, Q. F.

in Bulletin of Engineering Geology & the Environment (1993), 47(1 / avril), 5-11

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See detailL'âge est-il un facteur limitant pour la chirurgie carotidienne?
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Smitz, Simon ULg; Albert, Adelin ULg et al

in Journal des Maladies Vasculaires (1993), 18(3), 245-53

To evaluate the role of carotid surgery in elderly patients 75 years and older, we reviewed 912 carotid endarterectomies performed on 806 patients between 1987 and 1990. There were 151 patients (19% of ... [more ▼]

To evaluate the role of carotid surgery in elderly patients 75 years and older, we reviewed 912 carotid endarterectomies performed on 806 patients between 1987 and 1990. There were 151 patients (19% of the whole series) aged 75 years and older (160 endarterectomies, group A), including 29 octogenarians, vs 655 patients under 75 years of age (group B). There were more women in the elderly age group (44%) than in the younger one (38%). Symptoms, risk factors, operative outcome and follow up data of the two groups were compared. The risk profile was similar for the two age groups, with exception for coronary heart disease, less frequent in the older patient group (25% had previous infarction vs 44%). Indication for carotid endarterectomy was different in the two age groups: 41% of group A underwent prophylactic thrombendarterectomy for high degree stenosis, while only 30% of group B had asymptomatic carotid disease. In group A, 6% of the patients had carotid endarterectomy after recovering from a mild stroke, vs 2% in group B. Angiography revealed bilateral carotid disease in 59% of the group A patients (including 15% with contralateral occlusion) vs 40% in group B. Operative mortality was 1.5% for the younger age group vs 2.5% for the older age group. The cause of death was cardiac in 60%. A follow up is available for all patients who benefited carotid endarterectomy since 1976, including 180 patients aged 75 years or older.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailPressure effects, kinetics, and rheology of anorthositic and related magmas
Longhi, John; Fram, Miranda; Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg et al

in American Mineralogist (1993), 78

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See detailElimination des métaux lourds par précipitation biologique
Toye, Dominique ULg; Schlitz, Marc; Crine, Michel ULg

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1993), 565

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See detailNeutrophilic Eccrine Hidradenitis. A Case Report
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Hansen, Isabelle ULg; Collignon, Jacques ULg et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1993), 48(6), 397-400

Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis occurring most frequently during induction chemotherapy for a variety of malignancies. We report a case of NEH in a 41-year-old ... [more ▼]

Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis occurring most frequently during induction chemotherapy for a variety of malignancies. We report a case of NEH in a 41-year-old woman with acute myeloblastic leukemia under daunorubicin, cytarabine and etoposide chemotherapy. She developed red, tender and painful nodules on a shoulder. The lesions resolved spontaneously. Histological examination is mandatory as the clinical presentation of this dermatosis is highly polymorphic. Leukemia cutis, sepsis, deep fungal infection and Sweet's syndrome must be excluded as these implicate different therapies. [less ▲]

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See detailLocation of the rRNA gene
Thiry, Marc ULg

in Rice Biotechnology Quarterly (1993), 15

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

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

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

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

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See detailContingent negative variation: methods and potential interest in headache.
Schoenen, Jean ULg; Timsit-Berthier, M.

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1993), 13(1), 28-32

Contingent negative variation (CNV) is an event-related slow cerebral potential which has been found abnormal in migraine. Its methodology is described. Contrary to other neurophysiological techniques ... [more ▼]

Contingent negative variation (CNV) is an event-related slow cerebral potential which has been found abnormal in migraine. Its methodology is described. Contrary to other neurophysiological techniques, CNV needs special equipment and expertise. On average, CNV amplitude is increased and its habituation is lacking in migraine without aura between attacks, but not in migraine with aura. The sensitivity of CNV as a diagnostic tool is low, but its specificity is high. CNV amplitude normalizes after treatment with beta-blockers. The CNV abnormalities in migraine might be due to hyperreactivity of central catecholaminergic pathways. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the Use of Distance in the Taxonomic Study of Critical Plant Groups-Case Studies of Western European Orchidaceae
Tyteca, D.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Annals of Botany (1993), 71(3), 257-277

Four distance coefficients are compared on four data sets composed of samples coming from western European populations of the genera Dactylorhiza, Orchis and Epipactis (Orchidaceae). The performance of ... [more ▼]

Four distance coefficients are compared on four data sets composed of samples coming from western European populations of the genera Dactylorhiza, Orchis and Epipactis (Orchidaceae). The performance of the distance coefficients is evaluated through: (a) the quality of clusters obtained by five classical methods (as compared to a priori classification), (b) the Mantel statistic with respect to an a priori distance matrix resulting from previous knowledge, (c) the result obtained with the k-means method, and (d) principal coordinate diagrams. It appears that: (a) the Mahalanobis distance based on the pooled dispersion matrix performs best on the whole; (b) a distance based on the recently developed Common Principal Component model, used with a log transformation, also provides useful information and performs best on the largest data set; (c) the Gölz and Reinhard taxonomic distance, widely used among orchidologists, is attractive for its simplicity, yet good performance and the valuable information it provides, despite its theoretical shortcomings. A brief taxonomic discussion is made on the results obtained for the Dactylorhiza samples, especially about samples whose identification was in doubt. [less ▲]

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See detailL'ostéoporose
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Medipractice Digest (1993)

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

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

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

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

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See detailLocalisation scintigraphique de tumeurs neuroendocrines et de leurs métastases par un analogue de la somatostatine: [111In-DTPA-d-phe1] octréotide.
Beckers, Albert ULg; Pham, V. T.; Abs, R. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1993), 48(6), 326-34

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

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

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See detailLate Famennian miospore assemblages from the Bergisch Gladbach - Paffrath Syncline, Rhenish Slate Mountains, Germany
Hartkopf-Fröder, C; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1993), 116(2), 333-357

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See detailDRC1 expression on normal and pathological lymphoid cells.
Antoine, Nadine ULg; Heinen, Ernst ULg; Marcoty, C. et al

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLa gestion de l'espace
Bock, Laurent ULg

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

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See detailDe l'emploi des tests dans l'expertise psychologique
Mormont, Christian ULg

in Bulletin de Psychologie (1993), 47(415), 235-239

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See detailCompte rendu de J. HEERS, Précis d’histoire du Moyen Âge, 4e éd.
Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (1993), 99

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See detailStructure of the apolipoprotein A-IV/lipid discoidal complexes: an attenuated total reflection polarized Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy study.
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; Rosseneu, M. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1993), 1149(2), 267-77

Discoidal lipid particles were prepared from a reaction mixture containing apo A-IV and dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) or dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) in the molar ratio of 185:1 (lipid ... [more ▼]

Discoidal lipid particles were prepared from a reaction mixture containing apo A-IV and dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) or dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) in the molar ratio of 185:1 (lipid/protein). The complexes were isolated by gel filtration and characterized in terms of composition and size. Infrared attenuated total reflection spectroscopy was used to estimate the secondary structure of apolipoprotein A-IV and the orientation of its amphipathic alpha-helices with respect to the lipid hydrocarbon chains. In addition, infrared spectra were analyzed in terms of the conformation and organization of different regions of the lipid molecules in the particles. This approach has been applied successfully to reconstituted HDL particles prepared from a reaction mixture containing DPPC and apo A-I in the molar ratio of 150:1 (Wald, J.H., Goormaghtigh, E., De Meutter, J., Ruysschaert, J.M. and Jonas, A. (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 20044-20050). Apo A-IV helicity increased for the protein bound to DMPC or DPPC but the increase was more pronounced for the apo A-IV/DMPC particles. In both complexes, the alpha helical amphipathic segments of the protein were parallel to the lipid acyl chains and no significant modification of the overall organization of the lipid molecules in the lipid bilayer was observed. The presence of apo A-IV seems only to affect the conformation of the lipid hydrocarbon chains in close contact with the protein in the discoidal particles. [less ▲]

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See detailCaractéristiques du nid et du site de nidification chez le grèbe huppé (Podiceps cristatus). Influence sur le succès des éclosions
Marechal, Corinne ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1993), 13(1), 1-34

The study aimed at determining the influence of nest and nest-site characteristics on breeding success in a population of great Crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) nesting on an old máeander of the river ... [more ▼]

The study aimed at determining the influence of nest and nest-site characteristics on breeding success in a population of great Crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) nesting on an old máeander of the river Meuse on the Belgium-Dutch border. Evolution of clutches has been followed during two breeding seasons (1991 and 1992). The features of the nests and the nest-sites have been subjected to a multivariate analysis. It’s difficult to distinguish clearly between successful and unsuccessful nests during the same year. Moreover, most characteristics are not constant any year. Only two parameters seem to have the same effects on nesting success in 1991 and 1992 : the distance from nest to nearest neighbour and the water level in nest site. Nests distant from another nest and in deep water were less successful. Other possible causes of nesting failure have been tackled (investigator disturbance, bad weather conditions, fall of eggs, clutch-destruction by human). [less ▲]

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See detailApamin increases NMDA-induced burst-firing of rat mesencephalic dopamine neurons.
Seutin, Vincent ULg; Johnson, S. W.; North, R. A.

in Brain Research (1993), 630(1-2), 341-4

Intracellular recordings made in vitro from rat midbrain dopamine neurons showed that apamin (100 nM) did not alter the regular spontaneous firing of the neurons, but it increased the occurrence of bursts ... [more ▼]

Intracellular recordings made in vitro from rat midbrain dopamine neurons showed that apamin (100 nM) did not alter the regular spontaneous firing of the neurons, but it increased the occurrence of bursts of action potentials in N-methyl-D-aspartate. Apamin appeared to facilitate burst-firing induced by NMDA because, by blocking an outward calcium-activated potassium current, it increased the depolarizing action of NMDA. [less ▲]

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