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See detailSynthesis, purification and kinetic properties of fluorescein-labelled penicillins
Lakaye, Bernard ULg; Damblon, Christian ULg; Jamin, Marc et al

in Biochemical Journal (1994), 300

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See detailHistorical seismicity of the lower Rhine and Meuse valleys from 600 to 1525 : a new critical review
Alexandre, Pierre ULg

in Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw (1994), 173

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See detailQuantitative Assessment of Aerial Ammonia Toxicity to the Nasal Mucosa by Use of the Nasal Lavage Method in Pigs
Urbain, B.; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Prouvost, J. F. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1994), 55(9), 1335-1340

Effects of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) on the nasal mucosa and somatic growth were investigated in pigs exposed to 4 NH3 concentrations (0; 25; 50; and 100 ppm) for 6 days in a specifically designed air ... [more ▼]

Effects of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) on the nasal mucosa and somatic growth were investigated in pigs exposed to 4 NH3 concentrations (0; 25; 50; and 100 ppm) for 6 days in a specifically designed air-pollutant exposure chamber. Nasal lavage (NAL) was applied to quantify the ammonia-induced inflammatory response by measuring the number of neutrophils and the albumin (porcine serum albumin) concentration in the NAL liquid. In control pigs, these variables remained unchanged throughout the exposure period. In all other groups, an important ammonia concentration-related increase was recorded. The equation of the linear regression line established between the mean values of the number of neutrophils (x 10(3)) per milliliter of NAL liquid (y) recorded at the end of the exposure period and the ammonia concentrations (ppm) was: y = 69.7 + 3.3 [NH3] (r = 0.979; P < 0.020). The increase in the neutrophil count was significant (P < 0.05) at concentrations as low as 25 ppm. For albumin concentration nanograms per milliliter, the corresponding equation was: y = 574 + 14.3 [NH3] (r = 0.953; P < 0.045). However, the first significant change (P < 0.05) in this variable was only obtained for the higher concentration (100 ppm). In exposed pigs, a concentration-related depression of somatic growth was observed. The equation of the regression line plotted relating the individual values of the changes in body weight gain recorded over the exposure period expressed as percentage of the initial body weight (y) and the ammonia concentration was: y = 3.507-0.203 [NH3] + 0.001 [NH3]2 (r = 0.55; P < 0.010).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailA propos d'un cas de kératite a Mycobacterium chelonae
Duchesne, Bernard ULg; Marechal-Courtois; Melin, Pierrette ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Ophtalmologie (1994), 254

The authors presents one case of primitive corneal mycobacterium keratitis after corneal graft. This rare form of keratitis is analysed in the field of mycobacterial infections who's nowadays more ... [more ▼]

The authors presents one case of primitive corneal mycobacterium keratitis after corneal graft. This rare form of keratitis is analysed in the field of mycobacterial infections who's nowadays more developed in our industrialised countries. The description of the case point out the multiresistance of this mycobacterium and describe the different treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailLa prothèse pénienne dans le traitement de l'impuissance: La décision du patient
Kempeneers, Philippe ULg; Andrianne, R.; Mormont, Christian ULg

in Cahiers de Sexologie Clinique (1994), 20(124), 31-36

In the population who look advice from our interdisciplinary team, penile prosthesis is estimated been indicated in about 13% of the cases. Among these 13% of patients to whom a penile implant was ... [more ▼]

In the population who look advice from our interdisciplinary team, penile prosthesis is estimated been indicated in about 13% of the cases. Among these 13% of patients to whom a penile implant was proposed, only 32% agreed to undergo the operation. From this statement, we wondered why some men require penile implantation and other ones resign. A follow-up survey allowed to compare the experience of 19 implants recipients to the experience of 17 patients who have refused this solution. The cost of the device appears being a very determinant argument in the decision to reject penile implantation. Our study fails to distinguls clearly the two groups of subjects on the basis of another motivation criterion. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of the emulsion stability on the morphology and porosity of semicrystalline poly-L-lactide micriparticles prepared by w/o/w double emulsion-evaporation
Schugens, Ch; Laruelle, N; Nihant, N et al

in Journal of Controlled Release (1994), 32

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See detailEffects of Atmospheric Ammonia on Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Vascular Permeability in Pigs: Interaction with Endotoxins
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Urbain, B.; Prouvost, J. F. et al

in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (1994), 125(1), 17-26

The influence of atmospheric ammonia on the somatic growth, the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations, and cell blood counts was investigated in pigs exposed to four concentrations (0, 25, 50, and ... [more ▼]

The influence of atmospheric ammonia on the somatic growth, the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations, and cell blood counts was investigated in pigs exposed to four concentrations (0, 25, 50, and 100 ppm) for 6 days in a specifically designed air-pollutants exposure chamber. The effects of this gas on pulmonary vascular hemodynamics and permeability and on the endotoxin-induced vascular response were also assessed using an isolated perfused lung preparation. The total pulmonary blood flow resistance (Rt) was partitioned into four components: arterial (Ra), pre-(Ra′) and post-(Rv′) capillary and venous (Rv). The capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c) was evaluated by using a gravimetric technique. None of the concentrations of ammonia significantly modified the plasma cortisol and ammonia concentrations or the differential leukocyte percentages and total white blood cell count, suggesting an absence of stress related to ammonia. In exposed animals, lethargy and a concentration-related depression of the somatic growth were observed. The equation of the regression line plotted relating the mean values of the changes in body weight gain recorded over the exposure period expressed as percentages of the initial body weight (y) and ammonia concentrations (x) was: y = 3.204 − 0.177x + 0.001x2(r = 0.99; p≤0.013). Endotoxin infused in the perfusion liquid of lungs from unexposed animals for 180 min induced a significant 208% increase in Rt (p < 0.001) which can be ascribed to a 338 and 180% increase in Ra′ and Rv′, respectively. Endotoxin infusion also induced a 62% (p ≤ 0.001) increase in the Kf,c. Exposure of pigs to ammonia at any concentration did not modify the baseline values of any hemodynamic or permeability parameters. However, the hemodynamic response to endotoxins in lungs from pigs exposed to 100 ppm was significantly altered. The increase in Rt, Ra′, and Rv′ observed in unexposed pigs was completely abolished as shown by the limited changes in Rt (+34.9%). An intermediate reaction (+131.7%) was obtained in pigs exposed to 50 ppm. This inhibiting effect of ammonia was closely correlated with gas concentration by a linear regression (r = 0.99; p ≤ 0.037). The changes in the Kf,c recorded in the control group were not modified by exposure to ammonia. It was concluded that exposure of pigs to aerial ammonia concentrations from 0 to 100 ppm for 6 days has no direct effect on the pulmonary microvascular hemodynamics and permeability and induces no stress response. A marked depressive effect on the somatic growth is observed at concentrations greater than 25 ppm. Concentrations greater than 50 ppm can modulate the pulmonary vascular response to endotoxins [less ▲]

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See detailPump up the volume! Mogelijkheid en onmogelijkheid van het manifest in postmoderne tijden
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in De Zingende Zaag (1994), (24-25), 102-123

This article reflects on the fact that manifests are a predominantly modernist genre. In postmodern times, manifests can only reappear as simulations or parodies.

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See detailModèles de cubage pour essences multi-tiges : application à des plantations d'acacia
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Cahiers Agricultures (1994), 3(3), 189-194

Tree-volume equations were devised to estimate the volume of wood (excluding bark) of Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn ex Benth fuelwood plantations in Zaïre. The tables give the total volume of stems and ... [more ▼]

Tree-volume equations were devised to estimate the volume of wood (excluding bark) of Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn ex Benth fuelwood plantations in Zaïre. The tables give the total volume of stems and branches to an upper girth limit of 9 cm, together with the volumes according to the following classes of girth : 9-14, 15-44 and over 45 cm. Because this species has a high proportion of multiple-stem trees (which begin forking below the breast-height level), girth at 1.30 m is a relatively meaningless concept. Taking the extent of this variable in tree volume estimation into account, various expressions of girth were investigated. Instead of considering each stem girth individually, a "standardised" girth at 1.30 m (from ground level) was adopted. For any given tree, this corresponds to the quadratic sum of all girths measured at 1,30 m. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensities of the doublet-quadruplet intersystem transitions in C II and N III
Biémont, Emile ULg; Delahaye, F.; Zeippen, C. J.

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1994), 27

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See detailEffet différentiel d'un didacticiel d'apprentissage de l'orthographe selon le mode d'utilisation de l'ordinateur
Crahay, Marcel ULg; Huberman, M.

in Education et Recherche (1994), 16(3), 300-326

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See detailAirway occlusion pressure and diaphragm global electromyograph analysis for evaluation of inspiratory muscle drive and neuromechanical coupling in cattle
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Rollin, Frédéric ULg et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1994), 55

Although healthy and diseased bovine respiratory tracts have been intensively studied during the last years, to the authors' knowledge, there have been no attempts to objectively examine the inspiratory ... [more ▼]

Although healthy and diseased bovine respiratory tracts have been intensively studied during the last years, to the authors' knowledge, there have been no attempts to objectively examine the inspiratory drive from the brain to the nerves and muscles and its transformation in pressure. Such technique would be useful in assessing the possibility of altered ventilatory drive or inspiratory muscle fatigue in the context of an animal with ventilatory failure. The relation among ventilation, airway opening occlusion pressure generated 100 milliseconds after onset of inspiration (Pawo100ms) and 6 indexes describing diaphragmatic electromyographic activity (EMGdi) recorded via implanted fishhooks was evaluated during free and impeded CO2 rebreathing in 6 young bulls. The best significant linear correlations (r > 0.8) with inspiratory center afferent stimulation, as judged by end-tidal CO2 concentration in expired air, were found for Pawo100ms, peak moving time average or variance EMGdi, and mean integrated EMGdi, whatever had been the respiratory impedance. However, with an inspiratory load, Pawo100ms responses systematically had greater increase for a given change in the driving EMGdi, implying dependence of the former not only on neural input, but also on configurational factors that determine inspiratory muscle excitation-pressure generation couplings. The reproducibility of EMGdi absolute values and changes was satisfactory up to 10 hours, but could not be repeated from one day to the other. It was concluded that, provided the constancy of the electrical coupling of the recording system to the tissue being studied is ensured, specific EMGdi and Pawo100ms values correlate reliably with amount of CO2 during free and loaded breathing.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailLe rêve du neurobiologiste
Gauthier, Jean-Marie ULg

in Revue Belge de Psychanalyse (1994), 25

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See detailGender and diagnostic performance of the growth hormone response to clonidine for major depression : A large scale multicenter study
Schittecatte, Michel; Charles, Gerard; Machowski, R. et al

in American Journal of Psychiatry (The) (1994)

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See detailQue retenir d’une expérience d’éducation physique quotidienne dans le cadre d’une rénovation de l’enseignement fondamental?
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 117-120

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples ... [more ▼]

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples éclairages. Par les personnes auxquelles il s'adresse, par la diversité de ces effets et par l'organisation qu'il requiert, par la nécessité de mettre en évidence les relations de causalité, il a nécessité une méthodologie d'évaluation multidimensionnelle. [less ▲]

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See detailAsthme et bêta2-agonistes de longue durée d'action
Bury, Thierry ULg; Kayambe, JM; Radermecker, Maurice ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1994), 52

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See detailConséquences microcirculatoires et cellulaires de l'endotoxine
D'Orio, Vincenzo ULg

in Réanimation (1994), 1

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See detailEvolution of shoot density of the Posidonia seagrass bed of Calvi Bay (Corsica)
Soullard, Mady; Bourge, Isabelle; Fogel, Julie et al

in Vie et Milieu (1994), 44

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

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

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

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

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See detailDistribution and Regulation of Estrogen-2-Hydroxylase in the Quail Brain
Balthazart, Jacques ULg; Stoop, R.; Foidart, Agnès ULg et al

in Brain Research Bulletin (1994), 35(4), 339-45

The anatomical distribution and endocrine regulation of the estrogen-2-hydroxylase activity were investigated in the brain of adult male and female Japanese quail. Significant levels of enzymatic activity ... [more ▼]

The anatomical distribution and endocrine regulation of the estrogen-2-hydroxylase activity were investigated in the brain of adult male and female Japanese quail. Significant levels of enzymatic activity were detected in all brain regions that were studied, but the highest levels were observed in preoptic and hypothalamic brain nuclei that are known to contain high levels of aromatase activity. These data are consistent with previous results suggesting that the placental aromatase is also responsible for the estrogen-2-hydroxylase activity. However, there is a marked sex difference and a control by T of aromatase activity in the quail brain, and no such difference in 2-hydroxylase activity could generally be detected except in the VMN. Further studies will be needed to know whether the previously published conclusions concerning the human placenta also apply to the brain. The present data are consistent with the idea that estrogens formed locally in the brain by testosterone aromatization could affect reproduction by interfering with the catecholaminergic transmission after being metabolized into catechol-estrogens. [less ▲]

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See detailPossessoire, pétitoire, référé, plainte, bornage et revendication ...Quand tout s'emmêle!
Lecocq, Pascale ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (1994)

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See detailCauses de mortalité et teneur en métaux lourds de Guillemots de Troïl Uria aalge échoués le long du littoral belge.
Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg; Debacker, Virginie ULg; Antoine, Nathalie et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 63(1-2), 211-217

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

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

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

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

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See detailTylosema fassoglensis (Kotschy) Torre and Hillc.: a lesser knownplant
Dubois, M.; Malaisse, François ULg; Buyck, B. et al

in Cahiers d'Etudes et de Recherches Francophones. Agricultures (1994), 3

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See detailDimensionless critical shear stress evaluation from flume experiments using different gravel beds
Petit, François ULg

in Earth Surface Processes & Landforms (1994)

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See detailEffect of aspartate and glutamate on the oxoglutarate carrier investigated in rat heart mitochondria and inverted submitochondrial vesicles.
Hautecler, J.; Sluse-Goffart, C.-M.; Evens, A. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics (1994), 1185

Interaction of glutamate and aspartate with the oxoglutarate carrier was investigated in rat heart mitochondria or inverted submitochondrial particles. With mitochondria, glutamate and aspartate had no ... [more ▼]

Interaction of glutamate and aspartate with the oxoglutarate carrier was investigated in rat heart mitochondria or inverted submitochondrial particles. With mitochondria, glutamate and aspartate had no effect on the initial rate of oxoglutarate or malate uptake. With inverted submitochondrial vesicles, binding experiments indicated that aspartate bound to the oxoglutarate carrier on its matricial face and increased the affinity of the substrate binding site for malate but did not change the affinity for oxoglutarate. Glutamate had no effect on both substrate bindings. The dissociation constants of the binary substrate-carrier complexes on the matricial side were determined (1.28 +/- 0.15 mM for oxoglutarate and 2.22 +/- 0.26 mM for malate). These values, compared with those obtained previously on the cytosolic side of intact mitochondria, confirmed the asymmetry of the carrier in the native membrane (higher affinities on the cytosolic face). It is concluded that (1) aspartate and glutamate are not cytosolic effectors of the oxoglutarate carrier, (2) matricial aspartate is a positive effector of the binding of malate on the matricial side of the oxoglutarate carrier, and (3) such a characteristic may play a role in the regulation of the oxoglutarate carrier. Thus, it may be emphasized that (1) this observation is the first clear evidence of a well-defined 'sophisticated regulation' (allosteric) of a mitochondrial metabolite carrier, and (2) this regulation of the oxoglutarate carrier may have important consequences on the efficiency of reducing equivalent import in the matrix space by the malate-aspartate shuttle. [less ▲]

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See detailSymbolic Verification with Periodic Sets
Boigelot, Bernard ULg; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1994), 818

Symbolic approaches attack the state explosion problem by introducing implicit representations that allow the simultaneous manipulation of large sets of states. The most commonly used representation in ... [more ▼]

Symbolic approaches attack the state explosion problem by introducing implicit representations that allow the simultaneous manipulation of large sets of states. The most commonly used representation in this context is the Binary Decision Diagram (BDD). This paper takes the point of view that other structures than BDD's can be useful for representing sets of values, and that combining implicit and explicit representations can be fruitful. It introduces a representation of complex periodic sets of integer values, shows how this representation can be manipulated, and describes its application to the state-space exploration of protocols. Preliminary experimental results indicate that the method can dramatically reduce the resources required for state-space exploration. [less ▲]

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See detailMéléagre dans les Argonautiques
Renaud, Jean-Michel ULg

in Uranie : Mythes et Littératures (1994), 4

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See detailLes enseignants dans l’expérience pédagogique d’éducation physique quotidienne en Communauté Française de Belgique. Perceptions et réactions
Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg; Ledent, Maryse et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 89-98

Même dans une démarche pédagogique centrée sur l'enfant, l'enseignant reste le principal décideur. C'est lui qui sélectionne le contenu qu'il considère le plus adéquat aux habiletés et qualités de l ... [more ▼]

Même dans une démarche pédagogique centrée sur l'enfant, l'enseignant reste le principal décideur. C'est lui qui sélectionne le contenu qu'il considère le plus adéquat aux habiletés et qualités de l'enfant, choisir les formes d'organisation, dirige l'interaction en classe et veille à l'établissement du climat de travail le plus favorables à l'épanouissement de l'élève. ... [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de Recherche de l'Ironie et ironie de la "Recherche", de P. Schoentjes
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (1994), 72(3), 716-718

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See detailDetection of early sympathetic cardiovascular neuropathy by squatting test in NIDDM.
Marfella, R.; Salvatore, T.; Giugliano, D. et al

in Diabetes Care (1994), 17(2), 149-51

OBJECTIVE--To determine the role of the squatting test in the detection of early sympathetic neuropathy in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS--Three ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE--To determine the role of the squatting test in the detection of early sympathetic neuropathy in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS--Three groups of nonsmoking, nonobese subjects were studied: 10 healthy subjects, 10 NIDDM patients without autonomic neuropathy (AN), and 10 NIDDM patients with AN defined by the presence of a pathological deep-breathing value. All subjects were given three postural tests: lying-to-standing, sitting-to-standing, and squatting test. Heart rate (HR) and finger arterial pressure were recorded with a noninvasive technique. RESULTS--Blood pressure (BP) fall (expressed as decremental area) was not significantly different among the groups at standing up after sitting or lying. By contrast, a significantly greater BP drop occurred in NIDDM patients with AN (1,123 +/- 245 mm2) compared with NIDDM patients without AN (460 +/- 232 mm2) or normal subjects (429 +/- 138 mm2, P < 0.001). The HR increase after all the orthostatic maneuvers was smaller in diabetic patients with AN (P < 0.01) compared with that recorded in other groups. Significant correlations were observed between BP fall after squatting and either the expiration:inspiration ratio at deep breathing (r = -0.77, P < 0.001) or the duration of diabetes (r = 0.76, P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS--The intrinsic orthostatic load of the squatting test, which is greater than conventional postural maneuvers, makes the squatting test an easy and useful test to detect early orthostatic dysregulation in NIDDM. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis and biodistribution of [5-131I]iodotropapride: a potential D2 dopamine receptor imaging agent.
Cantineau, Robert; Guillaume, Marcel; Damhaut, Philippe et al

in Nuclear Medicine & Biology (1994), 21(2), 255-62

[5-131I]Iodotropapride is a benzamidic compound which displays high affinity and selectivity for dopaminergic receptors. It was prepared from the corresponding brominated compound by a nucleophilic ... [more ▼]

[5-131I]Iodotropapride is a benzamidic compound which displays high affinity and selectivity for dopaminergic receptors. It was prepared from the corresponding brominated compound by a nucleophilic substitution with [131I]iodine (t1/2 = 8.02 days, E gamma = 364 keV) based on the use of Cu(I) as catalyst and high specific activity of [131I]NaI. After i.v. injection in rats the tracer crosses the blood-brain barrier (0.42 +/- 0.06% of injected dose in the total brain) and demonstrates a high affinity binding to the striatum. The striatum-to-cerebellum ratio increases with time and reaches values of 9 and 22 at 30 and 120 min after injection, respectively. This specific uptake in the striatum is saturable and can be blocked by pretreatment with different D2 antagonists. When labeled with 123I (t1/2 = 13 h, E1 = 159 keV), the corresponding [123I]iodotropapride may be useful for the investigation of the D2 dopamine receptors in humans with single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT). [less ▲]

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See detailEtude comparative de six systèmes d'immunodosage de la ferritine sérique au cours de maladies rhumatismales
Revenant, M. C.; Vernet, M.; Rymer, J. C. et al

in Eurobiologiste (L') (1994), XXVIII(2), 35-41

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See detailRelationships between metabolic clearance rate of insulin and body mass index in a female population ranging from anorexia nervosa to severe obesity.
Castillo, M. J.; Scheen, André ULg; Jandrain, Bernard ULg et al

in International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders (1994), 18(1), 47-53

Changes in the metabolic clearance rate of insulin (MCRI) have been described in several pathological conditions. Conflicting data suggest that they may be related to either body mass index (BMI) or body ... [more ▼]

Changes in the metabolic clearance rate of insulin (MCRI) have been described in several pathological conditions. Conflicting data suggest that they may be related to either body mass index (BMI) or body composition. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the MCRI and BMI in an exclusively female population showing a wide range of BMI. For that purpose, hyperinsulinemic normoglycemic glucose clamps were performed in nine anorectic subjects (BMI: 14.5 +/- 0.8 kg/m2), 11 healthy volunteers (BMI: 20.3 +/- 0.5 kg/m2) and 12 obese patients (BMI: 33.0 +/- 0.9 kg/m2). To exclude any influence of the menstrual cycle on the MCRI, five healthy women underwent three tests at different days of the menstrual cycle: menstruation period, late follicular pre-ovulatory phase and luteal phase, in random order. The MCRI, which was quite reproducible in a given subject, was not significantly modified by the menstrual cycle. In the premenopausal female population studied, the mean (+/- s.e.m.) MCRI normalized for body weight (kg) were 35.4 +/- 3.4, 24.7 +/- 1.8 and 14.0 +/- 1.0 ml/kg/min (P < 0.01) for anorectic subjects, healthy volunteers and obese patients, respectively. These differences were maintained when the MCRI was normalized according to corporeal surface (m2) (1018 +/- 75, 859 +/- 67, 638 +/- 40 ml/m2/min, P < 0.01) or lean body mass (kg) (37.1 +/- 3.4, 32.6 +/- 2.7 and 24.1 +/- 0.5 ml/kgLBM/min, P < 0.01), but disappeared when MCRI was expressed per kg of ideal body weight (24.6 +/- 2.2, 24.6 +/- 2.1 and 22.4 +/- 1.4 ml/kgIBW/min, n.s.).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailBovine Growth Hormone-Taqi Rflp And Quantitative Traits Breed Selected For Growth Performances And Meat Production
Sneyers, M.; Renaville, Robert ULg; Falaki, M. et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1994), 102(2),

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See detailThe Moorcock / Hawkwind Connection: Science Fiction and Rock & Roll Culture
Delville, Michel ULg

in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction (1994)

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

in Espaces de liberté (1994)

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See detailChemically selected subclones of the CEM cell line demonstrate resistance to HIV-1 infection resulting from a selective loss of NF-kappa B DNA binding proteins.
Qian, J.; Bours, Vincent ULg; Manischewitz, J. et al

in Journal of Immunology (1994), 152(8), 4183-91

To delineate cellular genes that are required for optimal HIV-1 infection, CEM cells were subjected to treatment with the chemical mutagen ethylmethanesulfonate (EMS) and subclones were selected based on ... [more ▼]

To delineate cellular genes that are required for optimal HIV-1 infection, CEM cells were subjected to treatment with the chemical mutagen ethylmethanesulfonate (EMS) and subclones were selected based on their increased resistance to HIV-1 infection and reduced syncytium formation, despite relatively normal CD4 expression (20,000 to 25,000 receptors/cell). Two subclones with this phenotype demonstrated a diminished capacity of HIV-1 long terminal repeat-chloramphenicol acetyl transferase expression either after treatment with the protein kinase C activator PMA, or through Tat-mediated transactivation. In this study, we show that the cellular levels of the NF-kappa B DNA binding proteins (but not AP1 or SP1) are markedly reduced in these cell mutants both at the mRNA and protein levels, resulting in reduced nuclear localization of p50/p65 after PMA induction or treatment with the lymphokine TNF-alpha. Transient reconstitution with a plasmid expressing p50 resulted in partial recovery of PMA-inducible LTR-chloramphenicol acetyl transferase expression. These data suggest that, at least in the CEM T cell line, a selective reduction in the NF-kappa B DNA binding proteins is sufficient to curtail HIV-1 infection. [less ▲]

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See detailAN IMPROVED ONE-POINT INTEGRATION METHOD FOR LARGE-STRAIN ELASTOPLASTIC ANALYSIS
Stainier, Laurent ULg; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics & Engineering (1994), 118(1-2), 163-177

In this paper, we present a new one-point integration method generalizing Flanagan and Belytschko's method (Internat. J. Numer. Methods Engrg. 17 (1981) 679-706) and a modification of Belytschko and ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we present a new one-point integration method generalizing Flanagan and Belytschko's method (Internat. J. Numer. Methods Engrg. 17 (1981) 679-706) and a modification of Belytschko and Bindeman's method (Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. 88 (1991) 311-340), both in the frame of large deformation elastoplastic analysis. These stabilization methods are combined with the radial return method used to integrate the constitutive law. Plane strain problems are first considered, and the method is then generalized to axisymmetrical situations. The explicit time integration scheme with its critical timestep is also considered. A few examples are presented that show the great time savings that can be obtained with reduced integration without any loss of accuracy, and even with a gain in the solution quality, since the underintegrated elements prove to be 'flexurally superconvergent'. [less ▲]

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See detailA note on the size-fractionated pigments of the phytoplankton of the Strait of Magellan (February-March 1991)
Saggiomo, Vincenzo; Mangoni, Olga; Borriello, C. et al

in Oebalia : International Journal of Marine Biology and Oceanography (1994), XX

During an oceanographic cruise, carried out at the end of the austral summer (February-March 1991) in the Strait of Magellan, spatial patterns of size-fractionated chlorophyll and primary production were ... [more ▼]

During an oceanographic cruise, carried out at the end of the austral summer (February-March 1991) in the Strait of Magellan, spatial patterns of size-fractionated chlorophyll and primary production were studied in relation to hydrographic patterns. Phytoplankton biomass, in terms of active Chl a, ranged between 10 and 51 mg m-2 and primary production between 275 and 1 170 mg C m-2 d-1. The most important features concern the confinement of the microphytoplanktonic fraction to the Pacific opening and to the embayements between the two Narrows. In the internal part of the Strait, an uniform dimensional structure (< 5 um) of phytoplankton communities was observed, with the picophytoplanktonic fraction always dominant. [less ▲]

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Badir, Sémir ULg

in Degrés : Revue de Synthèses à Orientation Sémiologique (1994), 79-80

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See detailTechniques moleculaires de detection et d'identification des agents phytopathogenes.
Lepoivre, Philippe ULg; Kummert, J.; Colinet, D. et al

in Cahiers Agricultures (1994), 3(4),

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See detailLe chylothorax et son traitement
Detry, Olivier ULg; Dekoster, Guy ULg; Limet, Anne ULg

in Lyon Chirurgical (1994), 90(1), 38-44

Chylothorax is an unfrequent pathology defined by fistula between the thoracic duct and one of the pleura. Its spontaneous evolution is worse, with respiratory failure in the acute phase. After a few days ... [more ▼]

Chylothorax is an unfrequent pathology defined by fistula between the thoracic duct and one of the pleura. Its spontaneous evolution is worse, with respiratory failure in the acute phase. After a few days of thoracic tube drainage, hemodynamic, nutritional and immunologic disturbances appear. Since the first thoracic duct ligature by Lampson in 1948, surgical approach has obviously reduced the morbidity and mortality of chylothorax. The new development of the thoracoscopic techniques will allow earlier and less aggressive surgical treatment. However, thoracic surgeons must keep in mind that every intrathoracic operation could induce chylothorax, especially in case of posteriror mediastinal surgery. Chylothorax must be evocated if unusually profuse milky pleural effusion complicate this type of procedure. We discribe the anatomy and the physiology of chylous circulation and we discuss the etiologies and the different therapeutic approaches of chylothorax. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the Western Mediterranean's hydrodynamics with the GHER three-dimensional primitive equation model
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Brasseur, P.; Djenidi, Salim ULg et al

in Coastal and Estuarine Studies (1994), 46

A three-dimensional, non-linear, primitive equation model with turbulent closure developed at the GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research Laboratory (GHER), University of Liège, is designed to define ... [more ▼]

A three-dimensional, non-linear, primitive equation model with turbulent closure developed at the GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research Laboratory (GHER), University of Liège, is designed to define marine weather-like processes ranging from mesoscale tides and storm surges, to synoptic frontal and eddy structures, to macroscale slowly-varying currents characteristic of the so-called “general circulation”. The model is applied here to the study of the hydrodynamics of the western Mediterranean as both a metagnostic (i.e. system-oriented) model and a diagnostic (i.e. process-oriented) model with both models allowed to run simultaneously and interactively. Critical processes such as deep water formation and the instabilities of the Algerian Current, are studied to provide a basic understanding of the physics needed to adequately parameterize sub-grid scale processes in the basin wide metagnostic model. This general circulation model provides boundary conditions for the finer grid diagnostic studies as well as the general overview of the basin's hydrodynamics. Further improvement is achieved by concurrent use of a variational inverse model to provide initial data fields and boundary conditions for the direct model. In turn, the metagnostic model provides hydrodynamic constraints which are imposed to the variational principle to ensure an interpolation/extrapolation of data compatible with the system's hydrodynamics. Results viz (i) a diagnostic study of the Algerian Current, (ii) a metagnostic study of the seasonal variability of the western Mediterranean Sea, are presented and compared with observations and with results of simpler (quasi-geostrophic, reduced gravity, etc.) models. Possible improved hydrodynamic forecasts of seasonal and interannual variability with the 3D primitive equation model is discussed with particular attention to the forecast's sensitivity to initial and boundary conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailMétaux lourds et isotopes stables du carbone dans la matière particulaire: distribution sur le plateau continental nord-ouest européen
Dauby, Patrick ULg; Mosora, Fiorentina; Frankignoulle, Michel et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 63

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

in Les Nouvelles de Rhumatologie (1994), 4

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See detailIGF-I and IGFBP-3 increase independently of testosterone release during the onset of puberty in cattle
Renaville, Robert ULg; Sneyers, Myriam; Massart, Serge et al

in Growth Regulation (1994), 4(suppl 1), 116

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

in Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie (1994)

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Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Deltenre, Alain

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

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See detailEffects of immunization against somatostatin on growth performances and growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor I and insulin plasma levels in young animals
Renaville, Robert ULg; Fernadez, J. J.; Sneyers, Myriam et al

in Zootecnica e Nutrizione Animale (1994), 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailReport of a lichenological field meeting in Luxembourg
van den Boom, Pieter; Brand, Marten; Diederich, Paul et al

in Bulletin de la Société des Naturalistes Luxembourgeois (1994), 95

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See detailBilateral diaphragmatic paralysis in a pony
Amory, Hélène ULg; Lomba, Fernand; Lekeux, Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association [=JAVMA] (1994), 205(4), 587-591

An adult pony had a 1-month history of severe respiratory distress that was resistant to treatment and environmental changes. Results of blood gas analysis were indicative of alveolar hypoventilation ... [more ▼]

An adult pony had a 1-month history of severe respiratory distress that was resistant to treatment and environmental changes. Results of blood gas analysis were indicative of alveolar hypoventilation. Simultaneous recordings of thoracic and abdominal wall motion by inductance plethysmography, together with complete pulmonary mechanics evaluation that included transdiaphragmatic pressure monitoring, revealed complete passive behavior of the diaphragm during breathing. Because radiography, necropsy, and histologic examination did not reveal any major lesion to explain the clinical and functional observations, bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis was diagnosed [less ▲]

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See detailChloride and Inorganic Phosphate Modulate Binding of Oxygen to Bovine Red Blood Cells
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Detry, Benoît; Cao, M. L. et al

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1994), 77(1), 202-208

The influence of Pi and Cl on the equilibrium of oxygen binding to bovine red blood cells was assessed by plotting the whole blood oxygen dissociation curve measured under standard conditions with and ... [more ▼]

The influence of Pi and Cl on the equilibrium of oxygen binding to bovine red blood cells was assessed by plotting the whole blood oxygen dissociation curve measured under standard conditions with and without added KCl and K2HPO4. Both salts shifted the oxygen dissociation curve to the right. This effect was more marked at the highest saturation levels. At a given saturation level, the anion-induced shift was linearly related to the concentration of salt added to the blood. Cl had a greater effect than Pi. The relationship between changes in Po2 at 50% hemoglobin saturation (in Torr) and concentrations of ions added (in mmol/l) was equal to 0.0515[Cl] + 0.0302[Pi] (r2 = 0.94; P < 0.001). These changes were not due to the hyperosmolality induced by salt addition, since sucrose added in place of salts was without effect on the measured parameters. The oxygen exchange fraction expressed as percentage of saturation, i.e., the difference in hemoglobin saturation when Po2 decreases from 130 to 40 Torr, was linearly correlated to added anion concentration (in mmol/l) (= 0.102[Cl] + 0.059[Pi] (r2 = 0.95; P < 0.001)). No significant interaction between the anions was observed; their effects were purely additive. This original mechanism of controlling the oxygen affinity of bovine blood may have clinical relevance: Cl and Pi could be used to increase oxygen transport efficiency in hypoxic animals [less ▲]

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See detailHooliganisme et extrémisme
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), 1

Les dimensions de racisme et d'extrémisme politique sont liés aux problèmes de sécurité et de violence posés par les supporters de football.

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See detailThe treatment of amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism. Is there a place for surgery?
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Detroz, Bernard ULg; Messens, D. et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1994), 94(1), 36-41

In many instances amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism has been reported as mild, thyroid functions returning to normal after discontinuation of the drug. Nevertheless, life-threatening amiodarone-induced ... [more ▼]

In many instances amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism has been reported as mild, thyroid functions returning to normal after discontinuation of the drug. Nevertheless, life-threatening amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis has also been described. Conventional treatments such as with antithyroid drugs (Thionamide) and corticosteroids are essentially ineffective or fail to stop the dramatic course of the thyroid crisis. This limited efficacy of medical therapy, particularly in patients with previously--neglected or unknown--thyroid disease, prompted us to intervene surgically. We report a series of six patients who underwent total or nearly total thyroidectomy as first line therapy for four of them. Surgery resulted in rapid resolution of thyrotoxicosis with an uneventful postoperative course. This approach has the advantage of immediate and safe efficacy, low risk of relapse and finally, appears to be the only antithyroid treatment that permits continued therapy with amiodarone. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of an up-stream promoter directing extrapituitary expression of the human prolactin gene
Berwaer, M.; Martial, Joseph ULg; Davis, J. R.

in Molecular Endocrinology (1994), 8(5), 635-42

The human PRL gene is expressed outside pituitary lactotrophs in decidualized endometrium and lymphoid cells, but here the mRNA contains a 5'-untranslated region from an additional noncoding exon 1a. We ... [more ▼]

The human PRL gene is expressed outside pituitary lactotrophs in decidualized endometrium and lymphoid cells, but here the mRNA contains a 5'-untranslated region from an additional noncoding exon 1a. We have isolated a genomic DNA clone containing human PRL exon 1a with 2800 basepairs (bp) of 5'-flanking sequences. Sequencing locates exon 1a -5840 bp up-stream of the pituitary start site. To study its suspected regulatory function, various lengths of the 5'-flanking region were linked to the luciferase (Luc) reporter gene. Their ability to direct gene expression has been analyzed in transfection studies. The proximal 1620 bp of promoter sequence directed Luc expression in the T-lymphoid Jurkat cell line, and this was unaffected by 5'-deletion to the proximal 453 bp. However, further 5'-deletion to the most proximal 67 bp drastically reduced this activity by 90%. The exon 1a promoter was inactive in pituitary GH3 cells and HeLa cells; in contrast, the exon 1b pituitary promoter, active in GH3 cells, was inactive in Jurkat cells. DNase-I footprinting studies and further 5'- and 3'-deletion analysis identified factor-binding sites within an enhancer element located at -375/-212 bp, which contributed approximately 50% of the promoter activity. [less ▲]

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See detailAbnormal temporal patterns of glucose tolerance in obesity: relationship to sleep-related growth hormone secretion and circadian cortisol rhythmicity.
Van Cauter, E. V.; Polonsky, K. S.; Blackman, J. D. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1994), 79(6), 1797-805

To define the chronobiology of glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in obesity, nine obese men and nine lean men were studied during constant glucose infusion for 53 h, including 8 h of nocturnal sleep ... [more ▼]

To define the chronobiology of glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in obesity, nine obese men and nine lean men were studied during constant glucose infusion for 53 h, including 8 h of nocturnal sleep, 28 h of continuous wakefulness, and 8 h of daytime sleep. Blood samples were collected at 20-min intervals to assay glucose, insulin, C-peptide, cortisol, and GH. Sleep was polygraphically monitored. Abnormal temporal profiles of glucose regulation were observed during wakefulness and sleep in obese subjects. During daytime hours, the normal profile of glucose tolerance was reversed, as an improvement, rather than a deterioration, was observed from morning to late evening. This reversal of the daytime pattern appeared to be caused by a dual defect in glucose regulation during the previous night. Indeed, during early sleep, GH secretion was markedly reduced, and the nocturnal rises of glucose and insulin secretion were dampened. During late sleep, obese subjects failed to suppress insulin secretion and plasma glucose, resulting in high morning levels. Comparisons of metabolic and hormonal patterns during nocturnal and daytime sleep suggest that the failure to suppress insulin secretion in late sleep may reflect a relative insensitivity of the beta-cell to acute inhibitory effects of cortisol in addition to insulin resistance. [less ▲]

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

in Revue de Géographie Alpine (1994), 5

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See detailL'anemie ferriprive de la grossesse.
Fraipont, V.; Beguin, Yves ULg; Fillet, Georges ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(8), 436-45

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Noiret, Pierre ULg

in Chronique de l'Archéologie wallonne (1994), 2

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

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

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

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

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See detailCritical appraisal of pressure-frequency relation for estimation of diaphragm function in intact and conscious animals
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1994), 55(12), 1638-1646

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See detailRelationship between alpha 2-adrenergic function and suicidal behavior in depressed patients.
Pitchot, William ULg; Ansseau, Marc ULg; Gonzalez Moreno, A. et al

in Psychiatry Research (1994), 52(2), 115-23

The current main neurochemical theories of the biological correlates of suicidal behavior involve serotonergic and, to a lesser extent, dopaminergic systems. Few data are available about the possible ... [more ▼]

The current main neurochemical theories of the biological correlates of suicidal behavior involve serotonergic and, to a lesser extent, dopaminergic systems. Few data are available about the possible implication of the noradrenergic function. In the present study, we assessed the growth hormone response to clonidine, a selective alpha 2-adrenergic agonist, in 15 DSM-III-R major depressive inpatients with a history of suicide attempts, compared with 15 age- and gender-matched major depressive inpatients without a history of suicidal behavior. Mean (+/- SD) growth hormone peak responses to clonidine were significantly lower in the group of suicide attempters than in the control group: 2.93 +/- 3.01 ng/ml vs. 8.28 +/- 8.15 ng/ml. Therefore, these results suggest that a blunted growth hormone response to clonidine could be a biological correlate of suicidal behavior. [less ▲]

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See detailRecherches paléolithiques et mésolithiques en Belgique, 1993: le Trou Magrite, Huccorgne et l'Abri du Pape
Noiret, Pierre ULg; Otte, Marcel ULg; Straus, Lawrence et al

in Notae Praehistoricae (1994), 13

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See detailAttitude vis-à-vis de l’école chez des enfants en âge d’école primaire, participant ou non à un programme scolaire d’activités physiques quotidiennes
Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg; Ledent, Maryse et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 77-88

Les questions relatives aux attitudes et à leur modification font très largement partie des préoccupations relevées dans les environnements éducatifs considérés habituellement: l'école et le monde des ... [more ▼]

Les questions relatives aux attitudes et à leur modification font très largement partie des préoccupations relevées dans les environnements éducatifs considérés habituellement: l'école et le monde des loisirs actifs. A l'école, les objectifs d'un programme d'activités physiques et sportives sont évidemment de développer des attitudes favorables à l'égard de l'activité physique régulière. ... [less ▲]

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

in Medisearch (1994), 81

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See detailThe use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia.
Lefebvre, Pierre ULg; Scheen, André ULg

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1994), 24 Suppl 3

This paper reviews the use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia. In diet- or sulfonylurea-treated patients, acarbose may reduce the incidence of late postprandial hypoglycaemia. In ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews the use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia. In diet- or sulfonylurea-treated patients, acarbose may reduce the incidence of late postprandial hypoglycaemia. In insulin-treated patients, acarbose treatment usually requires reduction of the insulin dose; one study has shown that 100 mg acarbose at night significantly reduces the incidence of mid-evening and nocturnal hypoglycaemia. Several studies have suggested acarbose to be a useful adjunct to the management of reactive hypoglycaemia in the non-diabetic patients. Long-term prospective studies are still needed to document this last indication of acarbose or other alpha-glycosidase inhibitors. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiphase Saturation Curves of the Oxoglutarate Carrier : A mathematical Model
Holzhütter, H.-G.; Sluse-Goffart, C.; Sluse, Francis ULg

in Mathematical & Computer Modelling (1994), 19(6-8), 263-272

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See detailSpatial patterns of phytoplanktonic pigments and primary production in a semi-enclosed periantarctic ecosystem: the Strait of Magellan
Saggiomo, Vincenzo; Goffart, Anne ULg; Carrada, Gian Carlo et al

in Journal of Marine Systems (1994), 5

The spatial patterns of nitrate, phytoplankton size-fractionated chlorophyll a, photosynthetic pigments detected by HPLC and primary production were studied at the end of the austral summer ... [more ▼]

The spatial patterns of nitrate, phytoplankton size-fractionated chlorophyll a, photosynthetic pigments detected by HPLC and primary production were studied at the end of the austral summer (February–March 1991), in the Strait of Magellan to provide insight into the mechanisms governing this seemi-enclosed periantartic ecosystem. Climatological peculiarities, hydrodynamic constraints, runoff and land forcing were considered. The most important features identified for this area were the confinement of the microphytoplankton fraction to the external parts of the Strait and the rather uniform dimensional structure of the phytoplankton communities ( < 5 μm) within the internal sectors. In particular, the nanoplanktonic fraction (10 - 2 μm) comprised 33 %, while the picoplanktonic one (2 - 0.5 μm) represented 62% of the total. The concentration of active Chl. a and plant pigments detected by HPLC, nitrate and primary production showed an uneven but similar distribution, allowing for the characterization of different sectors within the Strait, according to different types and intensities of forcing factors. The different ecological sectors identified along the Strait were associated with distinct hydrographic typologies: an oligotrophic, wind-mixed coastal area, adjacent to the Pacific opening; a high runoff fjord and a divergence zone in the Andean sectors; a stratified inland sea in the basin-like part of the channel (Paso Ancho) and a shallow, tidally mixed system in the Patagonian sectors. Areas of relatively low and high phytoplankton biomass and primary production alternate along the Strait, according to the hydrographic structures of the different sectors. Phytoplankton biomass, in terms of active Chl. a (spectrofluorometric determination) ranged between 10 and 51 mg m−2 and primary production between 275 and 1170 mg C m−2 d−1. The assemblage of plant pigments detected by HPLC indicated that the high levels of phytoplankton pigments and production were most likely attributable to Chlorophytes, Prasinophytes, Prymnesiophytes and/or Gyrodinium and Gymnodinium-like Dinoflagellates that were submitted to natural senescence and to superfluous feeding activity; while, when Diatoms, Cryptomonads and Prymnesiophytes were dominant, efficient zooplankton grazing occurred and characterized a balanced food chain. The spatial distribution of the parameters considered was related to hydrologic conditions indicating a Pacific water influence in the entire channel. [less ▲]

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See detailPilot trial of combined administration of erythropoietin and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor to children undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
Locatelli, F.; Zecca, M.; Ponchio, L. et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (1994), 14(6), 929-35

We carried out a pilot study to evaluate the combined use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for accelerating marrow engraftment in children ... [more ▼]

We carried out a pilot study to evaluate the combined use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for accelerating marrow engraftment in children given allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Fifteen consecutive children were enrolled in this study; 13 completed it and were evaluable. Using analysis of variance, laboratory and clinical data referring to these children were compared with those of 15 patients previously treated with rhEpo alone and with those of 16 historical controls. Erythroid repopulation, evaluated sequentially through serum transferrin receptor and reticulocyte count, was similarly accelerated in children receiving rhEpo alone and in those receiving combined treatment. These latter, however, showed a further reduction in the total number of red blood cell units required to reach transfusion independence (1.1 +/- 0.7 in the study population vs 2.7 +/- 1.2 in rhEpo group vs 4.2 +/- 2.3 in historical controls; values are mean +/- 1 SD; p < 0.001). Neutrophil engraftment, i.e. time for neutrophils to reach 0.5 x 10(9)/l, was 11 +/- 3 days in children receiving combined treatment, significantly shorter than that of the control groups (16 +/- 3 and 18 +/- 5, respectively; p < 0.001). Acceleration of neutrophil recovery translated into fewer infections: days of fever were significantly reduced in the study population (4 +/- 2 vs 11 +/- 8 vs 15 +/- 6, respectively).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailThe experience of the CHU Liege with conservative surgery in the management of upper urinary tract tumors.
Bouffioux, Christian ULg; Andrianne, Robert ULg; Bonnet, Pierre ULg et al

in Acta Urologica Belgica (1994), 62(4), 39-43

A review of 20 cases of conservative surgery for urothelial tumors of the upper tract is presented. The morbidity is limited; the recurrence rate is around 15% in the ipsilateral urinary tract with a mean ... [more ▼]

A review of 20 cases of conservative surgery for urothelial tumors of the upper tract is presented. The morbidity is limited; the recurrence rate is around 15% in the ipsilateral urinary tract with a mean follow up of 41 months. Conservative surgery does not seem to carry a higher fatal risk as compared to more radical surgery. It has indications in some cases which are defined. [less ▲]

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See detailTrickle flow in packed columns : new experimental and theoretical investigations
Crine, Michel ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg; Toye, Dominique ULg et al

in Trends in Chemical Engineering (1994), 2

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See detailLa rhétorique, la sémiotique et le comique
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in RSSI : Recherches Sémiotiques = RSSI: Semiotic Inquiry (1994), 14(3), 81-101

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See detailLymphocyte Lifespan in Murine Retrovirus-Induced Immunodeficiency
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Colombi, S.; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

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

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See detailModifier les représentations de l'échec à l'école normale
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

in Recherche en Education. Théorie & Pratique (1994), 18-19

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See detailMeaningful Interiors: An Interview with Clark Coolidge
Delville, Michel ULg

in BELL. Belgian Essays on Language and Literature (1994)

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See detailTEMPERATURE-DEPENDENCE OF GROWTH, ENZYME-SECRETION AND ACTIVITY OF PSYCHROPHILIC ANTARCTIC BACTERIA
Feller, Georges ULg; Narinx, E.; Arpigny, J. L. et al

in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology (1994), 41(4), 477-479

Five psychrophilic Antarctic bacteria have been selected for their capacity to secrete exoenzymes into culture medium. These strains are able to grow from 0 to about 25 degrees C. However, production of ... [more ▼]

Five psychrophilic Antarctic bacteria have been selected for their capacity to secrete exoenzymes into culture medium. These strains are able to grow from 0 to about 25 degrees C. However, production of lipase from Moraxella, alpha-amylase from Alteromonas haloplanctis, beta-lactamase from Psychrobacter immobilis and protease from Bacillus is maximal at temperatures close to that of their environment (-2 to 4 degrees C) and is strongly inhibited at higher temperatures. This thermal effect involves alterations in the secretory pathway in the upper range of temperatures, losses due to the enzyme thermal lability and in some cases to reduction in cell development. The apparent optimal activity temperature of these enzymes is between 30 and 40 degrees C, i.e. about 20 degrees C lower than that of their mesophilic counterparts. [less ▲]

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See detailELEMENT DIFFUSION IN THE SOLAR INTERIOR
Thoul, Anne ULg; BAHCALL, J. N.; LOEB, A.

in Astrophysical Journal (1994), 421(2), 828-842

We study the diffusion of helium and other heavy elements in the solar interior by solving exactly the set of flow equations developed by Burgers for a multicomponent fluid, including the residual heat ... [more ▼]

We study the diffusion of helium and other heavy elements in the solar interior by solving exactly the set of flow equations developed by Burgers for a multicomponent fluid, including the residual heat-flow terms. No approximation is made concerning the relative concentrations, and no restriction is placed on the number of elements considered. We give improved diffusion velocities for hydrogen, helium, oxygen, and iron, in the analytic form derived previously by Bahcall & Loeb. These expressions for the diffusion velocities are simple to program in stellar evolution codes and are expected to be accurate to similar to 15%. We find that the inclusion of the residual heat flow terms leads to an increase in the hydrogen diffusion velocity. We compare our numerical results-with those obtained analytically by Bahcall & Loeb using a simplified treatment, as well as with those derived numerically by Michaud & Proffitt. We find that for conditions characteristic of the Sun, the results of Bahcall & Loeb for the hydrogen diffusion velocity are smaller than our more accurate numerical results by similar to 30%, except very near the center where the error becomes larger. The Michaud & Proffitt results differ from the numerical results derived here by less than or similar to 15%. Our complete treatment of element diffusion can be directly incorporated in a standard stellar evolution code by means of an exportable subroutine, but, for convenience, we also give simple analytical fits to our numerical results. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailRestriction fragment length polymorphisms in cattle
Falaki, Mohammed; Renaville, Robert ULg; Sneyers, Myriam et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1994), 72(suppl 1), 316

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See detailLe Paléolithique supérieur de Moldavie. Recherches récentes
Noiret, Pierre ULg; López Bayón, Ignacio

in Bulletin de l'Association scientifique liégeoise pour la Recherche archéologique (1994), XXI

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See detailLa régression linéaire pondérée : principes et application
Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 4

This note briefly describes the prinicples of weighted linear regression and gives two completely worked out examples from the real world.

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See detailMeasurement of apolipoproteins B and A by radial immunodiffusion: methodological assessment and clinical applications.
Cano, M. D.; Gonzalvo, C.; Scheen, André ULg et al

in Annales de Biologie Clinique (1994), 52(9), 657-61

The clinical evaluation of apolipoproteins is of interest in order to characterize the risk profile for ischemic heart disease both in normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic subjects. In the non-specialized ... [more ▼]

The clinical evaluation of apolipoproteins is of interest in order to characterize the risk profile for ischemic heart disease both in normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic subjects. In the non-specialized and/or small practice clinical laboratory, the measurement of some apolipoproteins can be undertaken by simple methods of immunological analysis, among which radial immunodiffusion can be of interest due to its simplicity of use and because it does not require specific equipment. In this work several methodological questions concerning the measurement of plasma apolipoproteins B and A by radial immunodiffusion have been addressed; the results show that this method is particularly reliable for the apo B assay. Regression analysis between values obtained with radial immunodiffusion and radioimmunoassay was r = 0.972 for apo B and r = 0.782 for apo A. The recovery rate was above 90% for both apolipoproteins (93.8% for apo B and 99.5% for apo A). The inter and intraassay coefficients of variation were below 5%, and the detection limits were estimated as 9.6 mg/dl for apo A and 6.9 mg/dl for apo B. Neither the ingestion of a standard breakfast (500 Cal, 17 g fat, 120 mg cholesterol) 2 h prior to testing nor freezing the sample significantly affected the measurement of apolipoproteins B and A. Mean plasma concentrations of both apolipoproteins measured by radial immunodiffusion in normo and hyperlipidemic subjects are also presented. [less ▲]

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See detailExpression and function of DRC-1 antigen.
Bosseloir, A. L.; Antoine, Nadine ULg; Heinen, Ernst ULg et al

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

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See detailMaastricht in beweging. Enkele bedenkingen na het Belgisch voorzitterschap van de Europese Unie
Flore, Daniel ULg; Troosters, R.

in Panopticon : Tijdschrift voor Strafrecht, Criminologie en Forensisch Welzijnswerk (1994)

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See detailDynamique du carbone inorganique des eaux de surface dans l'embouchure de l'Escaut
Frankignoulle, Michel; Biondo, Renzo ULg; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 61

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See detailDinant/Falmignoul: Abri du Pape
Noiret, Pierre ULg

in Chronique de l'Archéologie wallonne (1994), 2

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