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See detailPositron emission tomography in parkinsonism
Salmon, Eric ULg

in Acta Neurologica Belgica (1997), 97(3), 187-191

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See detailPhenylarsine oxide inhibits ex vivo HIV-1 expression
Edeas, M.; Arbault, S.; Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg et al

in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy (1997)

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See detailFatty acid hydroperoxides pathway in plants. A review
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Marlier, M.

in Grasas y Aceites (1997), 48(1), 30-37

The present paper focusses on the fatty acid hydroperoxides pathways, mainly hydroperoxide lyase and hydroperoxide dehydrase. For each enzyme, the definition, occurrence and subcellular localization is ... [more ▼]

The present paper focusses on the fatty acid hydroperoxides pathways, mainly hydroperoxide lyase and hydroperoxide dehydrase. For each enzyme, the definition, occurrence and subcellular localization is presented. Particular attention is given to reaction mecanisms and to substrate specificity. Physiological roles of reaction products are also discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailPower system security assessment: a position paper
Marceau, R.J.; Endrenyi, J.; Allan, R. et al

in Electra (1997), 175

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See detailUse of the alpha parameter method to calculate matrix corrections for infinitely thick targets (TTPIXE) with two different incident beam energies
Delbrouck Habaru, J.; Roelandts, I.; Strivay, David ULg et al

in Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B (1997), 129(1), 92-100

The alpha parameter correction method for calculating matrix effects in PIXE data does not require a priori knowledge of the major element composition of the matrix but implies the determination of a so ... [more ▼]

The alpha parameter correction method for calculating matrix effects in PIXE data does not require a priori knowledge of the major element composition of the matrix but implies the determination of a so-called alpha parameter linking two independent phenomena: X-ray absorption and proton energy loss. The method extrapolated to the infinitely thick targets (TTPIXE) has been previously studied using two PIXE measurements in two different geometric configurations. The present Study deals with the possibility of using pairs of PIXE measurements at two different energies to obtain the alpha corresponding to thick samples (TTPIXE). The experimental conditions and error minimization problems are discussed. General tables allowing an easy use of the method are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailIron management in patients on rHuEpo
Cavill, I.; Macdougall, I. C.; Gokal, R. et al

in British Journal of Renal Medicine (1997), 2

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See detailSuivi satellitaire de la migration automnale de la cigogne noire. Aléas et perspectives d'avenir
Libois, Roland ULg; Jadoul, Gérard

in Aves (1997), 34(1), 20-22

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See detailPsychiatrie de liaison:regards sur une pratique de la psychologie médicale en hôpital général
Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULg

in Revue francaise de psychiatrie et de psychologie médicale (1997)

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See detailStepwise introduction of pi-electron cross-conjugaison: a possible access to [5] radialenes ?
Geneste, Florence; Moradpour, Alec; Dive, Georges ULg

in Journal of Organic Chemistry (1997), 62(16), 5339-5343

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See detailLa cavernostomie: une ancienne technique parfois efficace dans le traitement des abcès pulmonaires
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Siquet, J.; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(7), 498-501

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See detailDesodorisation des lisiers de porcs.
Thonart, Philippe ULg

in Agricontact (1997)

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See detailMéthodes de stereologie et de morphometrie appliquées a l'etude des poumons
Jolly, S.; Gabriel, Annick ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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See detailNanoindentation and scanning force microscopy as a novel method for the characterization of tribological transfer films
Randall, N. X.; Bozet, Jean-Luc ULg

in Wear (1997), 212(1), 18-24

In conventional pin-on-disk testing of the tribological characteristics of two different materials in sliding contact, the main parameters of interest are notably the friction and wear properties of the ... [more ▼]

In conventional pin-on-disk testing of the tribological characteristics of two different materials in sliding contact, the main parameters of interest are notably the friction and wear properties of the material pair. However, when two bodies consisting of hard and soft materials respectively are subjected to such testing, the appearance of a transfer film, or third body, which can be a composite mixture of the two, is often observed. Until now the characterization of transfer films in terms of their mechanical properties has been hampered by their nonhomogeneous distribution across a tested surface, their small size, low thickness and the difficulty in accurately positioning a test probe such that the film properties can be measured independently from those of the substrate. In this paper a new method is introduced, consisting of nanoindentation and scanning force microscopy (SFM), which is capable of highly localized indentation testing of a specified sample site with high resolution imaging of the area prior to and after indentation. In this way the hardness and modulus of a transfer film can be obtained, as well as valuable surface topographical information concerning the material response to the indentation. Measurements are presented for the material pair A286/polyimide after testing on a pin-on-disk tribometer in ambient air and liquid nitrogen. Distinct variations in hardness between the transfer films and their contacting bodies have een observed and correlated to the wear behaviour and testing environment. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science S.A. [less ▲]

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See detail"Exolysosomes", Enzyme-Containing Vesicles in the Ecdysial Space of Molting Crabs
Compère, Philippe ULg; Bouchtia, Hicham; Thiry, Marc ULg et al

in Journal of Structural Biology (1997), 119(3), 247-59

Free vesicle-like bodies (VLBs) present in the ecdysial space of cuticle regions undergoing degradation during preecdysis of the Atlantic shore crab Carcinus maenas have been interpreted either as ... [more ▼]

Free vesicle-like bodies (VLBs) present in the ecdysial space of cuticle regions undergoing degradation during preecdysis of the Atlantic shore crab Carcinus maenas have been interpreted either as infectious organisms or as secretion structures associated with degradation of the old cuticle. Ultrastructural, cytochemical, and immunocytological investigations were performed to test these hypotheses and to see whether VLBs are peculiar to this crab species. Similar VLBs were systematically found in two other preecdysial crabs, Cancer pagurus and Macropipus puber. In Car, maenas, they originate during early premolt inside Golgi buddings and are often gathered into large vacuoles in epidermal cells. The histochemical azo-dye technique and a cerium-based cytochemical method revealed acid phosphatase activity in both the ecdysial space and the VLBs, while Feulgen's method and immunocytological labeling always failed to reveal any DNA or RNA in either the ecdysial space or the VLBs. We conclude that VLBs are not infectious organisms but "extracellular" cuticle-degrading organelles of lysosomal origin and propose to coin them "exolysosomes." [less ▲]

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See detailGREES recommendations for the Registration of new drugs in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Compston, J

in Calcified Tissue International (1997), 60

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See detailEfficiency and productivity of the insurance industry in the OECD countries
Fecher-Bourgeois, Fabienne ULg; Donni, Olivier

in Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice (1997), 22(No. 85, October 1997), 523-535

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See detailPrimary radiation therapy or surgery combined or not to radiation therapy in the management of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
Zouhair, Abderrahim; Ozsahin, Mahmut; Douglas, Pelham et al

in International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics (1997), 39(2 (Supplément)), 295

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See detailPalynological evaluation of the Famennian Protosalvinia (Foerstia) Zone in the Amazon basin, Northern Brazil : a preliminary study.
Loboziak; Melo, J.H.G.; Quadros, L.P. et al

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (1997), 96

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See detailDeconvolution with correct sampling.
Magain, Pierre ULg; Courbin, F.; Sohy, Sandrine ULg

in The Messenger (1997), 88

The authors briefly describe the basic ideas behind a new deconvolution technique which overcomes some of the drawbacks of the traditional methods and which gives results of high photometric and ... [more ▼]

The authors briefly describe the basic ideas behind a new deconvolution technique which overcomes some of the drawbacks of the traditional methods and which gives results of high photometric and astrometric accuracy. The authors also show how it can be combined with other techniques (e.g. adaptive optics) to give even better results. [less ▲]

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See detailMecanisme de croissance et de rupture des anevrysmes de l'aorte abdominale.
Limet, Raymond ULg; SakalihasanN, Natzi ULg; Lapiere, C. M.

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1997), 152(7-9), 295-302302-3

The relationship between atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm development is well known. Atherosclerosis cannot explain the whole mechanism. Genetic characters of mechanisms leading to abdominal ... [more ▼]

The relationship between atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm development is well known. Atherosclerosis cannot explain the whole mechanism. Genetic characters of mechanisms leading to abdominal aortic development is obvious from this study and others. Our study evidences an increased metalloproteases activity in aortic wall proportionally to the size of the abdominal aortic aneurysm. A decrease of aortic wall elastin is evidenced proportionally to the AAA size. Extractable collagen is significantly increased in the aortic wall of patients operated on for aortic rupture. [less ▲]

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See detailLa table des lois de Dune : exercice structuré de créativité intellectuelle en groupe
Broonen, Jean-Paul ULg; Bovy, Michel

in Cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale (1997), 34(2), 100-109

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See detailFloctafenin versus acetaminophen for pain control in patients with osteoarthritis in the lower limbs
Lequesne, M; Fannius, J; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (English ed.) (1997), 64(5), 327-333

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See detailUse Of Mycosphaerella Fijiensis Toxins For The Selection Of Banana Cultivars Resistant To Black Leaf Streak
Harelimana, Germain; Lepoivre, Philippe ULg; Jijakli, Haissam ULg et al

in Euphytica : International Journal of Plant Breeding (1997), 96(1), 125-128

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See detailAdvantages of Inferior Vena Caval Flow Preservation in Combined Transplantation of the Liver and Heart
Detry, Olivier ULg; Honore, Pierre ULg; Meurisse, Michel ULg et al

in Transplant International (1997), 10(2), 150-1

Only a few cases of combined liver and heart transplantation have been reported in the literature, and no standard surgical procedure has yet been established. We report the successful transplantation of ... [more ▼]

Only a few cases of combined liver and heart transplantation have been reported in the literature, and no standard surgical procedure has yet been established. We report the successful transplantation of both liver and heart in a 28-year-old patient suffering from homozygous beta-thalassemia. We used Belghiti's technique of inferior vena caval flow preservation for liver transplantation, which avoids inferior vena cava occlusion by a side-to-side caval anastomosis. Applied to combined liver and heart transplantation, preservation of caval flow during liver transplantation may allow early discontinuation of cardiopulmonary bypass and, thus, minimize the general consequences of prolonged bypass. [less ▲]

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See detailA la mémoire de Daniel P. Bobon, Mafhoud Boucebci, Amadeo Sanchez Blanque, Jean Mirel
Mormont, Christian ULg

in Acta Psychiatrica Belgica (1997), 97(Suppl. 1), 2-7

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See detailCertification in the meat channel.
Mortiaux, Frédéric; Renaville, Robert ULg; Gengler, Nicolas ULg et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1997), 75(1), 136

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See detailQuantitative ultrasound techniques for the assessment of osteoporosis : Expert agreement on current status
Glüer, CC; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (1997), 12(8), 1280-1288

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See detailLa violence dans les stades de football
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Revue Générale (1997), (2), 21-30

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See detailEffet des langues hybrides parentales sur la phonologie et la métaphonologie d’enfants d’origine italienne
Lucchini, Silvia ULg

in Revue de psychologie de l'éducation (1997), (3), 9-32

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See detailBankfull discharge recurrence interval in gravel bed rivers
Petit, François ULg; Pauquet, A.

in Earth Surface Processes & Landforms (1997)

Bankfull discharge was identified in some 30 gravel-bed rivers representing in total c. 40 gauging stations. The catchment sizes vary from 4km2 to nearly 2700km2. Bankfull discharge values increases with ... [more ▼]

Bankfull discharge was identified in some 30 gravel-bed rivers representing in total c. 40 gauging stations. The catchment sizes vary from 4km2 to nearly 2700km2. Bankfull discharge values increases with basin size. In the case of gravel-bed rivers developed on an impermeable substratum, the following equation emerges: Qb=0·087 A1·044. Bankfull discharge recurrence interval was determined by fitting maximum annual floods (Ta) into Gumbel’s distribution and then using the partial duration series (Tp) in this same distribution. Recurrence interval is below 0·7 years (Tp) for small pebble-bed rivers developed on an impermeable substratum; it reaches 1·1 to 1·5 years when the catchment size of these rivers exceeds 250km2. Rivers incised in the soft schists of the Famenne show larger channel capacity at bankfull stage, a small width/depth ratio and thus higher recurrence intervals (1·4–5·3 years with Ta and 1–4·4 years with Tp). Baseflow-dominated gravel-bed streams and sandy or silty rivers experience less frequent bankfull discharges, with a recurrence interval higher than 2 or even 3 years (Tp). [less ▲]

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See detailDarkness promotes flowering in the absolute long-day requiring plant, Lolium temulentum L. Ceres
Périlleux, Claire ULg; Bernier, Georges ULg; Kinet, Jean-Marie

in Journal of Experimental Botany (1997), 48(307), 349--351

Vegetative plants of the long-day grass Lolium temulentum L. Ceres were exposed to threshold long days or light breaks. Protracted darkness given just afterwards clearly promoted flowering and was weakly ... [more ▼]

Vegetative plants of the long-day grass Lolium temulentum L. Ceres were exposed to threshold long days or light breaks. Protracted darkness given just afterwards clearly promoted flowering and was weakly inductive on its own. The promotive effect of darkness was restricted to floral induction since further apical development was weak. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude histologique de lésions subcliniques de la lèvre latérale du talus chez le cheval
Yousfi, S.; Gabriel, Annick ULg; Maroit, V. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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See detailPlasma leptin levels, insulin secretion, clearance and action on glucose metabolism in anorexia nervosa.
Letiexhe, Michel ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in Eating and Weight Disorders [=EWD] (1997), 2(2), 79-86

From a metabolic point of view, anorexia nervosa may be viewed as a mirror image of obesity. We compared insulin secretion, clearance and action on glucose metabolism during an intravenous glucose ... [more ▼]

From a metabolic point of view, anorexia nervosa may be viewed as a mirror image of obesity. We compared insulin secretion, clearance and action on glucose metabolism during an intravenous glucose tolerance test in nine women with anorexia nervosa and in nine age-matched normal-weight controls. Insulin secretion (ISR) was derived by deconvolution of plasma C-peptide levels, insulin clearance (MCR(I)) was obtained by dividing the area under the curve (AUC(0-180 min)) of ISR by the corresponding AUC of plasma insulin levels, insulin sensitivity (S(I)) and glucose effectiveness index (S(G)) were calculated by Bergman's minimal model. The anorectic women had markedly lower BMI values (13.7+/-0.6 vs 23.2+/-0.8 kg/m2, p<0.0001) and serum basal leptin levels (2.8+/-0.6 vs 8.9+/-1.8 ng/mL, p=0.005) than control women. The anorectic women exhibited clear-cut lower fasting and post-glucose plasma insulin levels but similar corresponding plasma C-peptide concentrations when compared to controls. Consequently, ISR was similar in both groups while MCR(I) was significantly increased in anorexia nervosa (MCR(I): 3320+/-881 vs 822+/-79 mL x min(-1) x m(-2), p<0.02). The index S(I) tended to be higher in anorectic women than in normal-weight subjects, but without reaching the level of statistical significance because of a high between-subject variability (20.2+/-5.7 vs 12.5+/-2.2 10(-5) x min(-1)/pmol x L(-1), NS). The index S(G) was similar in both groups (0.022+/-0.004 vs 0.018+/-0.002 min(-1), NS). In conclusion, low plasma insulin levels observed in women with anorexia nervosa result from high MCR(I) rather than from depressed insulin secretion. Insulin sensitivity is not systematically increased and glucose effectiveness is unchanged in anorectic women when compared to normal-weight controls. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of lung inflammation in the control of bovine respiratory disease
Van de Weerdt, ML; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Bovine Practitioner (1997), 31.1

The purpose of this paper is to review the potential strategies which could improve the treatment of respiratory disorders in general and the modulation of lung inflammation in particular. Possible ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this paper is to review the potential strategies which could improve the treatment of respiratory disorders in general and the modulation of lung inflammation in particular. Possible preventive treatments will not be discussed in this review. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign for an Ipriflavone Multicenter European Fracture Study
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Bufalino, L.; Christiansen, C. et al

in Calcified Tissue International (1997), 61(Suppl 1), 28-32

In order to investigate the efficacy of ipriflavone (i.p.) on the prevention of vertebral fractures and the effect on bone mineral density (BMD) in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, a large ... [more ▼]

In order to investigate the efficacy of ipriflavone (i.p.) on the prevention of vertebral fractures and the effect on bone mineral density (BMD) in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, a large multicentric European study was designed and is presently ongoing. Included in the study were 460 Caucasian, nonobese postmenopausal women aged > 45 and < 75 years, menopaused for at least 12 months. Inclusion was on the basis of a lumbar bone mineral density (BMD) lower than 2 SD compared with healthy women aged 50 years, corresponding to values below 0.860 g/cm2 (antero-posterior measurement) by Hologic QDR 1000. Women with prevalent vertebral fractures were excluded as well as those presenting secondary osteoporosis or having been treated with medications that could affect bone metabolism. This study was designed as a 3-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study that randomized the women to the oral administration of either 3 x 200 mg/day of i.p. or placebo. All patients received a daily supplement of 500 mg calcium. The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of i.p. in preventing vertebral nontraumatic fractures. Fracture is defined here as a > or = 20% decrease in any anterior, central, or posterior T4-L4 vertebral height. Blinded vertebral X-ray readings and vertebral morphometry have been centralized in an independent Center, with standardized evaluation of two experts. Power calculations have been based on the hypothesis that 21% of placebo-treated patients would fracture within 3 years and that treatment with i.p. would lead to a 50% reduction in the incidence of fracture. Statistical tests have been designed to have a power of 80%, with a type I error equal to 5%. Secondary endpoints were changes in vertebral, radial, and femoral BMD. Centralized controls on 100% BMD scans would ensure the good quality of BMD readings. This study should verify the hypothesis that i.p. significantly decreases the risk of vertebral fracture in postmenopausal, osteoporotic women. [less ▲]

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See detailA propos de quelques utilisations non conventionnelles de la metformine
SCHEEN, André ULg; PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg; LETIEXHE, Michel ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1997), 55

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See detailDetermination rapide par immunodosage de l'hemoglobine glyquee sur sang capillaire comparee a une methode d'affinite pour le boronate et capture d'ions sur sang veineux.
Bozet, Marie-Claire ULg; Gerard, Pascale ULg; Scheen, André ULg et al

in Annales de Biologie Clinique (1997), 55(2), 139-44

Measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin has become an essential tool in the management of diabetic patients. A recently developed device allows the rapid immuno-assay of HbA1c in 1 microliter capillary ... [more ▼]

Measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin has become an essential tool in the management of diabetic patients. A recently developed device allows the rapid immuno-assay of HbA1c in 1 microliter capillary blood obtained by a finger prick. In 100 ambulatory diabetic patients, we compared the results obtained with this method to those obtained in venous blood using a standard affinity chromatography laboratory method. Although both methods correlated (r = 0.88, p < 0.001), the mean +/- SD levels respectively obtained differed slightly (7.6 +/- 1.5 vs 79 +/- 1.4% p < 0.001). The 95% confidence interval of the difference was [-0.41. -0.14]. Considering a cut-off HbA1c value of 8%, as indicative of the need for treatment adjustment, 33 patients with the capillary blood immuno-assay method and 42 with the venous-blood affinity chromatography method were above that limit (Mc Nemar test, p < 0.05). In conclusion, the rapid assay of HbA1c in capillary blood can be useful for the management of some diabetic patients but the results are not readily exchangeable with those obtained from other standardized laboratory methods. Consequently, specific ranges and clinical decision limits must be determined. [less ▲]

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See detailSIME: A hybrid approach to fast transient stability assessment and contingency selection
Zhang, Ywee; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Rousseaux, Patricia ULg et al

in International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (1997), 19(3), 195-208

We propose an integrated scheme for transient stability assessment which in a sequence screens contingencies and scrutinizes only the selected ones. This scheme is based on a hybrid method, called SIME ... [more ▼]

We propose an integrated scheme for transient stability assessment which in a sequence screens contingencies and scrutinizes only the selected ones. This scheme is based on a hybrid method, called SIME for Single Machine Equivalent. SIME relies on a particular direct method coupled with time-domain programs so as to combine the strengths of both, namely: the flexibility with respect to power system modelling of time-domain methods; the speed and richer information of the direct method. This paper lays the foundations of SIME, devises appropriate techniques for transient stability assessment per se and for contingency screening, and finally integrates these two techniques in a fully general function, i.e. able to comply with any power system modelling and stability scenario, and to assess any type of stability limits (critical clearing times or power limits). Throughout, real-world examples illustrate the proposed techniques and highlight their performances. [less ▲]

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See detailImplication of collagen type I-induced membrane-type 1-matrix metalloproteinase expression and matrix metalloproteinase-2 activation in the metastatic progression of breast carcinoma.
Gilles, Christine ULg; Polette, M.; Seiki, M. et al

in Laboratory Investigation : Journal of Technical Methods & Pathology (1997), 76(5), 651-60

We have previously demonstrated that fibroblasts and invasive human breast carcinoma (HBC) cells specifically activate matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) when cultured on 3-dimensional gels of type I ... [more ▼]

We have previously demonstrated that fibroblasts and invasive human breast carcinoma (HBC) cells specifically activate matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) when cultured on 3-dimensional gels of type I collagen but not a range of other substrates. We show here the constitutive expression of membrane-type 1 (MT1)-MMP in both fibroblasts, and invasive HBC cell lines, that have fibroblastic attributes presumably acquired through an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Treatment with collagen type I increased the steady-state MT1-MMP mRNA levels in these cells but did not induce either MT1-MMP expression or MMP-2 activation in noninvasive breast carcinoma cell lines, which retain epithelial features. Basal MT3-MMP mRNA expression had a pattern similar to that of MT1-MMP but was not up-regulated by collagen. MT4-MMP mRNA was seen in both invasive and noninvasive HBC cell lines and was also not collagen-regulated, and MT2-MMP mRNA was not detected in any of the HBC cell lines tested. These data support a role for MT1-MMP in the collagen-induced MMP-2-activation seen in these cells. In situ hybridization analysis of archival breast cancer specimens revealed a close parallel in expression of both collagen type I and MT1-MMP mRNA in peritumoral fibroblasts, which was correlated with aggressiveness of the lesion. Relatively high levels of expression of both mRNA species were seen in fibroblasts close to invasive tumor nests and, although only focally, in certain areas close to preinvasive tumors. These foci may represent hot spots for local degradation and invasive progression. Collectively, these results implicate MT1-MMP in collagen-stimulated MMP-2 activation and suggest that this mechanism may be employed in vivo by both tumor-associated fibroblasts and EMT-derived carcinoma cells to facilitate increased invasion and/or metastasis. [less ▲]

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See detailBounds on the Soft Pomeron Intercept
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Kang, Kyungsik; Kim, Sung Ku

in Physics Letters B (1997), 395

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien II. Effets sur la vidange gastrique et le transit gastro-intestinal
Diez, Marianne ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

The aim of this second review is to summarize data on the duration of gastric emptying and on the transit time in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy dogs. An overview of the investigation techniques is ... [more ▼]

The aim of this second review is to summarize data on the duration of gastric emptying and on the transit time in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy dogs. An overview of the investigation techniques is also given. The incorporation of fibres in the diet is one of many other factors which influence the mechanisms of emptying in the gastrointestinal tract. The effect of dietary fibres is also discussed in other monogastric species [less ▲]

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See detailSpecific repertoire of olfactory receptor genes in the male germ cells of several mammalian species
Vanderhaeghen, P.; Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Vassart, G. et al

in Genomics (1997), 39

Olfactory receptors constitute the largest family among G protein-coupled receptors, with up to 1000 members expected. We have previously shown that genes belonging to this family were expressed in the ... [more ▼]

Olfactory receptors constitute the largest family among G protein-coupled receptors, with up to 1000 members expected. We have previously shown that genes belonging to this family were expressed in the male germ line from both dog and human. We have subsequently demonstrated the presence of one of the corresponding olfactory receptor proteins during dog spermatogenesis and in mature sperm cells. In this study, we investigated whether the unexpected pattern of expression of olfactory receptors in the male germ line was conserved in other mammalian species. Using reverse transcription-PCR with primers specific for the olfactory receptor gene family, about 20 olfactory receptor cDNA fragments were cloned from the testis of each mammalian species tested. As a whole, they displayed no sequence specificity compared to other olfactory receptors, but highly homologous, possibly orthologous, genes were amplified from different species. Finally, their pattern of expression, as determined by RNase protection assay, revealed that many but not all of these receptors were expressed predominantly in testis. The male germ line from each mammalian species tested ins thus characterized by a specific repertoire of olfactory receptors, which display a pattern of expression suggestive of their potential implication in the control of sperm maturation, migration, or fertilization [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of radiography , magnetic resonance imaging and surgical findings in dogs with elbow dysplasia
Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Balligand, Marc ULg; Saunders, J. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1997), 58(12), 1367-1370

Objective-To describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of medial coronoid process and humeral condyle lesions in dysplastic cubital joints and to compare survey radiography and MRI for ... [more ▼]

Objective-To describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of medial coronoid process and humeral condyle lesions in dysplastic cubital joints and to compare survey radiography and MRI for evaluation of fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP) and lesions of the medial aspect of the humeral condyle (MAHC). Animals-18 dogs with elbow dysplasia. Procedure-Radiography of 22 cubital joints was performed. The 22 joints then underwent MRI. The scans were evaluated with regard to the shape and signal of the coronoid process; articular cartilage change, subchondral bone disruption of the MAHC. Surgical findings were used as the standard to calculate accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and positive-and negative-predictive values for specific diagnosis of FMCP (free fragment) and lesions of the MAHC. Results-At surgery, 31.8% of the joints had FMCP (free), 36.4% had nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process, and 27.2% had nondisplaced mineralized coronoid process, Eleven joints had lesions of the MAHC, and wear lesions were observed in 41% of the joints. On radiography, FMCP (free) was visualized in 9% of the joints and lesions of the MAHC were observed in 23%. MRI had the highest accuracy (95.5%), sensitivity (100%), and negative-predictive value (100%) for detection of FMCP (free), and had accuracy (91%), sensitivity (87.5%), specificity (92.5%), and positive (87.5%)- and negative (92.5%)- predictive values for detection of nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process. Conclusions and Clinical relevance-Compared with radiography, MRI was useful for detection of nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process; images consistently correlated with surgical findings. The technique is accurate and especially useful when radiographic findings are inconclusive. [less ▲]

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See detailRégime et tactique alimentaires de la loutre (Lutra lutra) dans le Massif Central
Libois, Roland ULg

in Vie et milieu (1997), 47(1), 33-45

Otter spaints were collected in 1991 on a seasonal basis in the river Chavanon catchment, a tributary of the river Dordogne, in central France. Small sized species (bullhead, three-spined stickleback ... [more ▼]

Otter spaints were collected in 1991 on a seasonal basis in the river Chavanon catchment, a tributary of the river Dordogne, in central France. Small sized species (bullhead, three-spined stickleback, gudgeon and minnow) are the most numerous items in the diet: they account for more than 50% of the 3,148 identified preys. However, when expressed in relative biomass, their importance falls down (8 %). In fact, the brown trout, large cyprinid fish, birds and mammals make up the bulk of the diet. We found strong differences linked to the general habitat types and also seasonal ones. Frogs are mainly preyed upon during the spring whereas the snakes are exclusively taken in the summer and autumn months. Gudgeon and insects are also mainly summer and autumn preys. Perch and large cyprinid fish remais are more frequent during winter and even spring. The present results confirm the opportunistic way of predation of the otter and the fact that its hunting takes place more on the bottom and along the river banks than in the open water. [less ▲]

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See detailUne masse cervicale de diagnostic souvent errone: le chemodectome carotidien.
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Antoine, Paul ULg; SakalihasanN, Natzi ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(7), 485-97

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See detailUne chambre noire pour l’analyse textuelle
Tilkin, Françoise ULg; Mathonet, Anne

in Espace pour un humanisme européen (1997), 33

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See detailUse of recombinant human erythropoietin after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Hermanne, J.-P.; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Erythropoiesis (1997), 8

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See detailLarga existencia y breve desaparición: el adiós de una revista cultural.
Vanden Berghe, Kristine ULg

in América. Cahiers du CRICCAL (1997), 18(II), 587-600

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See detailMorphological alterations of blood platelets induced by Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) and partial inhibition by Ketoprofen in calves
Bastos da Silva, Miriam; Doizé, Cécile ULg; David, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Veterinary Research (1997), 28(5 Sep-Oct), 489-502

The influence of platelet activating factor (PAF) was investigated in vivo on the ultrastructure of bovine platelets, and on the platelet count. The effect of an intravenous administration of ketoprofen ... [more ▼]

The influence of platelet activating factor (PAF) was investigated in vivo on the ultrastructure of bovine platelets, and on the platelet count. The effect of an intravenous administration of ketoprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) pretreatment followed by PAF infusion was also observed in a group of six healthy male Friesian calves. PAF infusion alone caused a moderate thrombocytopenia, which peaked one minute post challenge and returned to levels not significantly different from control after 30 min. Electron microscopy revealed that after PAF infusion, platelets lost their lentiform shape and became irregular, with many pseudopods. Their microtubules became impossible to distinguish. The numbers of alpha granules and dense bodies were significantly decreased. Glycogen particles became rare or even disappeared. Giant platelets occasionally appeared. The Golgi apparatus was more often visible and the number of mitochondria was significantly increased. Ketoprofen pretreatment lowered PAF-induced thrombocytopenia and decrease in the number of dense bodies. Under these conditions, the Golgi apparatus was rarely visible and giant platelets were not observed. These results showed that the morphological ultrastructure of blood platelets in bovines were modified following PAF infusion and that ketoprofen pretreatment before PAF infusion provided partial protection, limiting the extent of the morphological alterations and maintaining a normal platelet count [less ▲]

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See detailLe dessaisissement du juge d'instruction
Jacobs, Ann ULg

in Revue de Droit Pénal et de Criminologie (1997)

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See detailUsefulness of Induced Sputum Analysis in Pulmonary Diseases
Kayembe, J. M.; Louis, Renaud ULg; Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1997), 52(2), 106-11

In this study, we analysed the cellular component of induced sputum in healthy control subjects (n = 30), asthmatics (n = 44), patients suffering from COPD (n = 15), pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) (n = 14 ... [more ▼]

In this study, we analysed the cellular component of induced sputum in healthy control subjects (n = 30), asthmatics (n = 44), patients suffering from COPD (n = 15), pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) (n = 14) and healthy steel workers (HSW) (n = 14). [less ▲]

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See detailRecherche d'information et pragmatisme : I. Le paradigme de la confirmation d'hypothèses
Dardenne, Benoît ULg; Leyens, J.; Yzerbyt, V. Y.

in Année Psychologique (L') (1997), 97

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See detailInformation transfer between angiographic films and CT images: a tool to delineate the target volume
Tercier, P-A; COUCKE, Philippe ULg; Fankhauser, H et al

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (1997), 45

Abstract Background and purpose: This work was undertaken to improve the definition of target volumes for radiosurgery using the angiographic and CT data. Materials and methods: The basis of this new ... [more ▼]

Abstract Background and purpose: This work was undertaken to improve the definition of target volumes for radiosurgery using the angiographic and CT data. Materials and methods: The basis of this new method is to combine both imaging modalities and to compare them in each representation, i.e. to plot the volume obtained by angiography on CT images and also the contours defined by the CT on angiographic films. To obtain the angiographic volume, the radiographs are taken at several incidence angles. The X-ray sources position and the position of the films are determined using rectangular markers, then the intersection of all the loci of the target volume are calculated. Results: Verifications with a phantom show the accuracy of the procedure and the benefit obtained by increasing the number of angles of incidence in the angiographic imaging. The centre of gravity of the experimental target could be localized to an accuracy of better than 0.4 mm. The method was used in 11 clinical cases with excellent clinical results. Conclusions: The method can be easily applied and improves the delineation of target volumes in radiosurgery. CT data counterbalances the relative weakness of angiography concerning the three-dimensional geometry. Angiography adds useful information on the blood flow that is not shown in CT. Almost all the presented clinical cases benefit from the technique described here. [less ▲]

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See detailBacterial Constituents .71. Absolute Configuration Of The Isopyoverdin Chromophore
Michalke, R.; Taraz, K.; Budzikiewicz, H. et al

in Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung C-A Journal of Biosciences (1997), 52(7-8),

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See detailPrevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. National consensus of the Belgian Bone Club"
Kaufman, JM; Devogelaer, JP; Raeman, F et al

in Clinical Rheumatology (1997), 16(4), 343-345

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See detailAnomalously large Born effective charges in cubic WO3
Detraux, F.; Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Gonze, X.

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (1997), 56(3), 983-985

Within density-functional theory, we compute the Born effective charges of tungsten trioxyde in its reference cubic phase (defect-perovskite structure). For the tungsten atom, the effective charge tensor ... [more ▼]

Within density-functional theory, we compute the Born effective charges of tungsten trioxyde in its reference cubic phase (defect-perovskite structure). For the tungsten atom, the effective charge tensor is isotropic, with Z(W)*=+12.51. For the oxygen atoms, the two independent components of the tensor, corresponding, respectively, to a displacement of the atom parallel or perpendicular to the W-O bond, have the values Z(O parallel to)* = -9.13 and Z(O perpendicular to)* = -1.68. Z(W)* and Z(O parallel to)* are anomalously large with respect to the nominal ionic charges (+6 on W and -2 on O), but compatible with the Born effective charges found in related ABO(3)-perovskite compounds. [less ▲]

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien IV. Effets sur les ingestions, le poids, les matières fécales et sur la digestibilité des nutriments
Diez, Marianne ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

The present paper summarizes the influence of diets enriched with fibres on voluntary feed intakes, bodyweight changes of dogs and feces. Fibres affect nutrients digestibility by different mechanisms. The ... [more ▼]

The present paper summarizes the influence of diets enriched with fibres on voluntary feed intakes, bodyweight changes of dogs and feces. Fibres affect nutrients digestibility by different mechanisms. The induced changes vary according to the types of fibre-soluble, insoluble or both- and are, on the whole, quite similar with dogs as in other monogastric species. [less ▲]

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See detailPolarization dependence of the exchange energy
Gonze, X.; Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Godby, R. W.

in Physical Review Letters (1997), 78(10), 2029-2029

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See detailAerogel compression theoretical analysis
Pirard, René ULg; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg

in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (1997), 212(2-3), 262-267

Several authors have empirically shown that, in aerogels, a power law exists between the mechanical moduli and the bulk density. An exponent value can be determined from mercury porosimetry curves. The ... [more ▼]

Several authors have empirically shown that, in aerogels, a power law exists between the mechanical moduli and the bulk density. An exponent value can be determined from mercury porosimetry curves. The shrinkage of aerogels under mercury pressure follows a buckling mechanism which links the pore size to the exerted pressure. The present study relates the exponent to the pore volume distribution which can be described by a hierarchical model valid in a large range of pore size, so a physical meaning is given to the exponent. [less ▲]

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See detailEndoscopic laser treatment of uterine malformations.
Donnez, Jacques; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg

in Human Reproduction (1997), 12(7), 1381-7

Hysteroscopic resection of an intrauterine septum may benefit patients suffering from infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. A partial or complete uterine septum can be easily resected using a Nd-YAG ... [more ▼]

Hysteroscopic resection of an intrauterine septum may benefit patients suffering from infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. A partial or complete uterine septum can be easily resected using a Nd-YAG laser. If present, the vaginal septum may also be removed during the same procedure. The reproductive outcome of women treated by operative hysteroscopy for an intrauterine septum is reviewed. To avoid pregnancy in a non-communicating rudimentary horn, the removal of the horn and the homolateral tube may be performed by either bipolar coagulation or a CO2 laser. [less ▲]

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See detailComment je traite les hypertensions réfractaires
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(1), 2-6

L'hypertension artérielle réfractaire représente 10% des hypertensions artérielles traitées. La définition, arbitraire, consiste en la persistance de valeurs de pression artérielle au-delà de 140/90 mmHg ... [more ▼]

L'hypertension artérielle réfractaire représente 10% des hypertensions artérielles traitées. La définition, arbitraire, consiste en la persistance de valeurs de pression artérielle au-delà de 140/90 mmHg malgré une trithérapie antihypertensive dont un diurétique. Ce traitement a été administré à dose optimale pendant une durée suffisante. La reconnaissance des vraies hypertensions réfractaires est la première démarche diagnostique (bonne mesure de la pression artérielle et authenticité de l'augmentation de pression). Ensuite il convient de rechercher une non-observance, une forme secondaire d'hypertension artérielle ou encore une résistance thérapeutique liée à un excès de poids et à un hyperinsulinisme. Cette démarche permettra de proposer un schéma thérapeutique approprié visant à normaliser la pression artérielle, gage d'un risque cardio-vasculaire atténué. Une prise en charge globale des facteurs de risque cardio-vasculaire trouve ici une pleine implication. [less ▲]

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See detailInvolvement of different transduction pathways in NF-kappaB activation by several inducers
Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg; Zecchinon, Laurent; Piret, Bernard et al

in Free Radical Research (1997)

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See detailBeam-laser measurements and relativistic Hartree-Fock calculations of the lifetimes of the 4d95p levels in Ag II
Biémont, Emile ULg; Pinnington, E. H.; Kernahan, J. A. et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1997), 30

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See detailLe bois de tension. 1 Définition et distribution dans l'arbre.
Jourez, Benoît ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1997), 1(2), 100-112

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See detailA gas chromatographic separation for the H and C stable isotope ratio determination of coal compounds
Antenucci, Diano; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg; Brasseur, Alain et al

in Analytical Chemistry (1997), 69(11), 2030-2034

A new, completely automated gas chromatography technique has been developed to separate the different gaseous compounds produced during underground coal gasification for their C-13/C-12 and D/H isotope ... [more ▼]

A new, completely automated gas chromatography technique has been developed to separate the different gaseous compounds produced during underground coal gasification for their C-13/C-12 and D/H isotope ratio measurements, ?he technique was designed for separation and collection of Hz, CO, CO2, H2O, H2S, CH4, and heavier hydrocarbons. These gaseous compounds are perfectly separated by the gas-phase chromatograph and quantitatively sent to seven combustion and collection lines. H-2, CO, CH4, and heavier hydrocarbons are quantitatively oxidized to CO2 and/or H2O. The isotopic analyses are performed by the sealed-tube method, The zinc method is used for reduction of both water and H2S to hydrogen for D/H analysis, Including all preparation steps, the reproducibility of isotope abundance values, for a quantity higher than or equal to 0.1 mt of individual components in a mixture (5 mt of gases being initially injected in the gas chromatograph), is +/-0.1 parts per thousand for delta(13)C(PDB) and +/-6 parts per thousand for delta(13)C(PDB) and +/-6 parts per thousand for delta(SMOW). [less ▲]

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See detailFatal Massive Liver Steatosis. A Clinicopathological Case Report
de Leval, Laurence ULg; Lambermont, Bernard ULg; D'Orio, Vincenzo ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1997), 60(2, Apr-Jun), 180-183

Hepatic fatty change is a common lesion. Two forms are recognized: micro- and macrovesicular steatosis, the former being much less frequent and more serious than the latter. The case of an alcoholic woman ... [more ▼]

Hepatic fatty change is a common lesion. Two forms are recognized: micro- and macrovesicular steatosis, the former being much less frequent and more serious than the latter. The case of an alcoholic woman under anticonvulsivant therapy and with medications for a syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) who presented with rapidly progressive cholestasis and hepatocellular failure is reported. Massive macro- and micro-vesicular hepatic steatosis was diagnosed at autopsy. The authors review the clinico-pathological features associated with this condition, and causal factors possibly implicated in this case are discussed in regard with currently considered pathophysiological mechanisms. [less ▲]

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See detailDissociations between the processing of proper and common names
Brédart, Serge ULg; Brennen, T.; Valentine, T.

in Cognitive Neuropsychology (1997), 14(2), 209-217

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See detailOptimizing the treatment of Paget’s disease of bone
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Gennari, C; Hosking, DJ et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (English ed.) (1997), 64(4), 207-209

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See detailAre Amphipathic Asymmetric Peptides Ubiquitous Structures For Membrane Destabilisation?
Rahman, M.; Lins, Laurence ULg; Thomas, Annick ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Modeling (1997), 3(5), 203-215

The fusion of some viruses (SIV, BLV, etc) to host cells implicates short fragments of the fusion protein that are asymmetric amphipathic helices in molecular modelling. The tilted orientation of these ... [more ▼]

The fusion of some viruses (SIV, BLV, etc) to host cells implicates short fragments of the fusion protein that are asymmetric amphipathic helices in molecular modelling. The tilted orientation of these fragments at a water/lipid interface is directly related to their fusogenic capacity. On this basis, we have searched for fragments of sequences corresponding to “viral fusion peptides” in other proteins. We have developed a strategy to detect them from primary sequences. Many candidates were detected, especially in transmembrane areas of membranous proteins, in signal sequences and in globular proteins. We suggest that they are involved in the dynamics of lipid-protein interactions. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of some parameters influencing the drug delivery from a dry powder inhalation device using an in vitro model of the horse airways
Duvivier, Dominique Hannia; Chiap, Patrice ULg; Crommen, Jacques ULg et al

in Veterinary Research (1997), 28(6), 557-564

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of breathing pattern, air humidity and position of the device on the delivery of an aerosol generated by a dry powder inhalation (DPI) device (Inhalator M ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of breathing pattern, air humidity and position of the device on the delivery of an aerosol generated by a dry powder inhalation (DPI) device (Inhalator M). The in vitro inhalation study was performed using the cascade impaction method (Andersen Sampler) adapted to imitate nasal breathing. The amount of ipratropium found in the device, the artificial upper airways and the six stages of the Andersen Sampler was measured using high precision liquid chromatography. Stage 1 of the Andersen Sampler was considered to be the respirable fraction and stages 2 to 6 to be the non-respirable fraction. It was concluded that the theoretical respirable fraction of ipratropium obtained after DPI through Inhalator M was influenced by relative air humidity, air flow and the position of the device, whereas the number of successive inspirations and the duration of inspiration did not affect this fraction of the drug. [less ▲]

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See detailEnergy savings in methanol synthesis: Use of heat integration techniques and simulation tools.
Maréchal, François; Heyen, Georges ULg; Kalitventzeff, Boris ULg

in Computers & Chemical Engineering (1997), 21(Suppl. S), 511-516

Starting with a classical process for producing methanol using the reforming and synthesis steps, a combined approach applying simulation models and a new synthesis strategy, named Effect Modelling and ... [more ▼]

Starting with a classical process for producing methanol using the reforming and synthesis steps, a combined approach applying simulation models and a new synthesis strategy, named Effect Modelling and Optimisation (EMO), has been used to optimise the energy efficiency of the process. The method allows to identify different ways of improving the energy efficiency of the process. The modifications concern the synthesis reactor and the reforming reactor designs, the exploitation of the purge stream as fuel gas to satisfy the process requirement and its integration to a gas turbine system. The EMO approach allows to target the impact of a process modification at the global level of the energy cost of the process, including the combined production of heat and mechanical power in a gas turbine and the steam network. Starting with a classical methane conversion of 60% for the classical system, we identify solutions with up to 93% of the overall methane conversion when we transform the net mechanical power produced into methane savings at the country level. The interest of the approach is the possibility of computing the impact of the process modifications suggested by the analysis of the shape of the heat cascade on the overall energy balance of the plant without having to simulate in many details the steam and the heat exchanger network. [less ▲]

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See detailMolecular cloning and chromosomal mapping of olfactory receptor genes expressed in the male germ line: evidence for their wide distribution in the human genome
Vanderhaeghen, P.; Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Vassart, G. et al

in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1997), 237

Olfactory receptor genes constitute the largest family of G protein-coupled receptors. We have previously shown that members of this family are expressed during spermatogenesis, and that the corresponding ... [more ▼]

Olfactory receptor genes constitute the largest family of G protein-coupled receptors. We have previously shown that members of this family are expressed during spermatogenesis, and that the corresponding proteins are displayed on mature sperm cells. In each mammalian species, a restricted subset of olfactory receptors is expressed in male germ cells and displays a pattern of expression suggestive of their potential implication in the control of sperm physiology. In addition to the cDNA fragments available previously, we now report the molecular cloning of two olfactory receptor cDNAs from a human testis library. Five olfactory receptor genes expressed in germ cells were localized in the human genome by radiation hybrid mapping. Three of the genes map to the short arm of chromosome 19 (19p13.1-19p31.3), one to chromosome 11 (11q22.1-22.3), and one to chromosome 17 (17q21-22). The former two localizations fall within clusters previously identified for members of the putative olfactory receptor gene family expressed in olfactory mucosa. Similarly, sequence analysis has revealed that these testicular genes share no distinctive structural features from the other, non-testicular, members of the family. The expression of a subset of olfactory receptor genes in the male germ line is therefore not correlated to their belonging to a specific structural subgroup, or to a specific gene cluster or chromosomal segment [less ▲]

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See detailClostridium spiroforme toxin genes are related to C. perfringens iota toxin genes but have a different genomic localization.
Gilbert, M.; Perelle, S.; Daube, Georges ULg et al

in Systematic & Applied Microbiology (1997), 20

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See detailBWGIC guidelines for training and quality control in adult interventional cardiology. Belgian Working Group of Invasive Cardiology.
Legrand, Victor ULg; Vrolix, M.; De Bruyne, B. et al

in Acta cardiologica (1997), 52(6), 507-14

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See detailAssociative chunk strength in artificial grammar learning
Meulemans, Thierry ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

in Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory & Cognition (1997), 23(4), 1007-1028

In four experiments, adherence to grammatical rules and associative chunk strength (including different measures, each calculated on the basis of the frequency with which bigrams and trigrams present in ... [more ▼]

In four experiments, adherence to grammatical rules and associative chunk strength (including different measures, each calculated on the basis of the frequency with which bigrams and trigrams present in the test strings appeared in the learning strings) were manipulated independently in the test phase of an artificial grammar learning task. When participants learned few items of the grammar (Experiments 1a and 2a), the associated items were more often classified as grammatical than the nonassociated ones. On the other hand, when the learning phase included most of the grammatical items (Experiments 1b and 2b), the only effect observed was an effect of grammaticality. These results suggest that, depending on the specific constraints of the tasks, knowledge based on bigrams and trigrams and knowledge based on the abstraction of the grammatical structure can be used for the classification task. [less ▲]

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See detailOnset Time of Neuromuscular Block and Intubating Conditions: Influence of Different Stimulation Patterns
Hans, Pol ULg; Dewé, Walthère ULg; Albert, Adelin ULg

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1997), 48(1), 15-21

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See detailA two-dimensional Navier-Stokes inverse solver for compressor and turbine blade design
Demeulenaere, A.; Léonard, Olivier ULg; Van den Braembussche, René

in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy (1997), 211(4), 299-307

A two-dimensional viscous inverse method for the design of compressor and turbine blades is presented. It iteratively modifies an initial geometry until a prescribed pressure distribution is reached on ... [more ▼]

A two-dimensional viscous inverse method for the design of compressor and turbine blades is presented. It iteratively modifies an initial geometry until a prescribed pressure distribution is reached on the blade surface. The method solves the time-dependent Navier-Stokes equations in a numerical domain of which some boundaries (the blade walls) move during the transient part of the computation. The geometry modification algorithm is based on the transpiration principle: a normal velocity distribution is computed from the difference between the actual and prescribed pressure distributions, and is used to modify the blade shape. A time iteration is then performed on this new blade shape, taking into account the grid movement during the time stepping. A two-dimensional upwind finite-volume Navier-Stokes solver has been developed. The multiblock strategy allows for a selective concentration of the discretization points in the zones of higher gradients. Applications to turbine and compressor blade design illustrate the accuracy of the flow computation, the capabilities and efficiency of the inverse method. [less ▲]

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See detailOrderly process of sequential cytokine stimulation is required for activation and maximal proliferation of primitive human bone marrow CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells residing in G0.
Ladd, A. C.; Pyatt, R.; GOTHOT, André ULg et al

in Blood (1997), 90(2), 658-68

Bone marrow (BM) CD34+ cells residing in the G0 phase of cell cycle may be the most suited candidates for the examination of cell cycle activation and proliferation of primitive hematopoietic progenitor ... [more ▼]

Bone marrow (BM) CD34+ cells residing in the G0 phase of cell cycle may be the most suited candidates for the examination of cell cycle activation and proliferation of primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). We designed a double simultaneous labeling technique using both DNA and RNA staining with Hoechst 33342 and Pyronin Y, respectively, to isolate CD34+ cells residing in G0(G0CD34+). Using long-term BM cultures and limiting dilution analysis, G0CD34+ cells were found to be enriched for primitive HPCs. In vitro proliferation of G0CD34+ cells in response to sequential cytokine stimulation was examined in a two-step assay. In the first step, cells received a primary stimulation consisting of either stem cell factor (SCF), Flt3-ligand (FL), interleukin-3 (IL-3), or IL-6 for 7 days. In the second step, cells from each group were washed and split into four or more groups, each of which was cultured again for another week with one of the four primary cytokines individually, or in combination. Tracking of progeny cells was accomplished by staining cells with PKH2 on day 0 and with PKH26 on day 7. Overall examination of proliferation patterns over 2 weeks showed that cells could progress into four phases of proliferation. Phase I contained cytokine nonresponsive cells that failed to proliferate. Phase II contained cells dividing up to three times within the first 7 days. Phases III and IV consisted of cells dividing up to five divisions and greater than six divisions, respectively, by the end of the 14-day period. Regardless of the cytokine used for primary stimulation, G0CD34+ cells moved only to phase II by day 7, whereas a substantial percentage of cells incubated with SCF or FL remained in phase I. Cells cultured in SCF or FL for the entire 14-day period did not progress beyond phase III but proliferated into phase IV (with <20% of cells remaining in phases I and II) if IL-3, but not IL-6, was substituted for either cytokine on day 7. G0CD34+ cells incubated with IL-3 for 14 days proliferated the most and progressed into phase IV; however, when SCF was substituted on day 7, cells failed to proliferate into phase IV. Most intriguing was a group of cells, many of which were CD34+, detected in cultures initially stimulated with IL-3, which remained as a distinct population, mostly in G0/G1, unable to progress out of phase II regardless of the nature of the second stimulus received on day 7. A small percentage of these cells expressed cyclin E, suggesting that their proliferation arrest may have been mediated by a cyclin-related disruption in cell cycle. These results suggest that a programmed response to sequential cytokine stimulation may be part of a control mechanism required for maintenance of proliferation of primitive HPCs and that unscheduled stimulation of CD34+ cells residing in G0 may result in disruption of cell-cycle regulation. [less ▲]

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See detailTumor collagenase stimulatory factor (TCSF) expression and localization in human lung and breast cancers.
Polette, M.; Gilles, Christine ULg; Marchand, V. et al

in Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry : Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society (1997), 45(5), 703-9

Tumor cell-derived collagenase stimulatory factor (TCSF) stimulates in vitro the biosynthesis of various matrix metalloproteinases involved in tumor invasion, such as interstitial collagenase, gelatinase ... [more ▼]

Tumor cell-derived collagenase stimulatory factor (TCSF) stimulates in vitro the biosynthesis of various matrix metalloproteinases involved in tumor invasion, such as interstitial collagenase, gelatinase A, and stromelysin 1. The expression of TCSF mRNAs was studied in vivo, using in situ hybridization and Northern blotting analysis, in seven normal tissues and in 22 squamous cell carcinomas of the lung, and in seven benign proliferations and in 22 ductal carcinomas of the mammary gland. By in situ hybridization, TCSF mRNAs were detected in 40 of 44 carcinomas, in pre-invasive and invasive cancer cells of both lung and breast cancers. TCSF mRNAs and gelatinase A mRNAs were both visualized in the same areas in serial sections in breast cancers, and were expressed by different cells, tumor cells, and fibroblasts. The histological results were confirmed by Northern blot analysis, which showed a higher expression of TCSF mRNAs in cancers than in benign and normal tissues. These observations support the hypothesis that TCSF is an important factor in lung and breast tumor progression. [less ▲]

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See detailGezonheidszorg : actuele standpunten. Diagnostiek van osteoporose
Devogelaer, JP; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Raeman, F et al

in Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (1997), 53(10), 639-645

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See detailGlobal adaptive stabilization of cascade nonlinear systems
Jankovic, M.; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg; Kokotovic, Petar V.

in Automatica (1997), 33(2), 263-368

An adaptive controller is developed for a class of nonlinear systems for which other approaches (e.g. backstepping) may fail to be applicable. The new design employs feedback passivation and an explicit ... [more ▼]

An adaptive controller is developed for a class of nonlinear systems for which other approaches (e.g. backstepping) may fail to be applicable. The new design employs feedback passivation and an explicit construction of a Lyapunov function for the zero dynamics with respect to a relative degree 1 output. As an illustration a longstanding "nonlinear benchmark problem" is solved. [less ▲]

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See detailGenetic markers may predict disease behavior in patients with ulcerative colitis.
Roussomoustakaki, M.; Satsangi, J.; Welsh, K. et al

in Gastroenterology (1997), 112(6), 1845-53

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recent studies have suggested that HLA DRB1*0103 and allele 2 of the interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) gene predict severe and extensive ulcerative colitis, respectively. The ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recent studies have suggested that HLA DRB1*0103 and allele 2 of the interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) gene predict severe and extensive ulcerative colitis, respectively. The aim of this study was to test these hypotheses in patients undergoing surgery for their colitis. METHODS: HLA DRB1 and DQB1 genotyping was performed in 99 patients and 472 controls. Genotyping for polymorphisms of genes encoding tumor necrosis factor alpha and IL-1RA was performed in 107 patients and 89 controls. Measurement of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) was performed in 72 patients and 58 healthy subjects by fixed neutrophil enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and indirect immunofluorescence. RESULTS: The DRB1*0103 allele was increased in patients (14.1% vs. 3.2% in controls; P < 1 x 10[-5]). This association was greatest in patients with extensive disease (15.8%; P < 0.0001) or extraintestinal manifestations (22.8%; P < 0.0001): mouth ulcers (25.8%; P < 0.0001), arthritis (27.2%; P < 0.0001), and uveitis (35.7%; P < 0.0001). The DRB1*04 alleles were reduced in patients (P = 0.005). Differences were noted between extensive and distal disease in the frequency of allele 2 of IL-1RA (10.9% in distal vs. 28.6% in extensive; P = 0.01) and allele 2 homozygosity. ANCA was detected in 76.4% of patients. Carriage of IL-1RA allele 2 and tumor necrosis factor 2 allele was increased in ANCA-positive patients. CONCLUSIONS: Genetic markers may predict disease behavior in ulcerative colitis. [less ▲]

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See detailKarst non carbonaté au Cameroun méridional. L'exemple des grottes de Mfoula
Willems, Luc ULg; Pouclet, André; Vicat, Jean-Paul

in Würzburger Geographische Arbeiten (1997), 89

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See detailComparison of results of carotid artery surgery after either direct closure or use of a vein patch.
Desiron, Quentin ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg; Van Damme, Hendrik ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Surgery (1997), 5(3), 295-303

In order to assess the benefit of vein patching versus direct closure after carotid endarterectomy, a series of 2271 carotid operations were analysed retrospectively. Apart from 114 procedures consisting ... [more ▼]

In order to assess the benefit of vein patching versus direct closure after carotid endarterectomy, a series of 2271 carotid operations were analysed retrospectively. Apart from 114 procedures consisting of saphenous vein bypass (n = 29) and eversion endarterectomy (n = 85), 2157 open endarterectomies were performed. They were closed either directly (n = 837) or using a vein patch (n = 1320). The combined mortality-major neurological morbidity rate was 1.7%, i.e. 1% mortality (0.2% neurological) and 0.7% permanent neurological morbidity (0.5% ipsilateral to the operated artery). Early symptomatic internal carotid thrombosis was documented in six cases (four following direct closure and two after vein patching). A total of 827 carotid arteries were followed up by duplex scanning on an annual basis (244 direct closure and 583 vein patching). The mean follow-up was 44 months; 69 months for direct closure and 35 months for vein patching. In direct closure, there were 21 stenoses (9%) and 10 occult thromboses (4%); in vein patching carotids, there were 17 stenoses (3%), nine thromboses (1.8%) [corrected] and six pseudoaneurysms (1%). Annual incidence of poor results was 2.4% in direct closure, and 0.87% in vein patching. The only other factor responsible for a significant difference was gender (3.4% in women versus 2.1% in men). In this retrospective study, vein patching appears to be beneficial for the prevention of acute postoperative thrombosis and late stenosis or thrombosis. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Cloning And Sequencing Of An Ovine C-Myc Cdna
Kiermer, V.; Dequiedt, Franck ULg; Masengo, R. et al

in DNA Sequence : The Journal of DNA Sequencing & Mapping (1997), 7(3-4),

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See detailThree new species of Opegraphaceae (Lichens) from the Namib desert
Egea, J.M.; Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg; Torrente, Pilar et al

in Mycotaxon (1997), 61

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See detailNew Primers For The Polymerase Chain Amplification Of Cpdna Intergenic Spacers In Phaseolus Phylogeny
Fofana, B.; Harvengt, L.; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Belgian Journal of Botany (1997), 129(2),

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See detailMise au point d'une technique de culture in vitro d'embryons immatures de Phaseolus.
Mergeai, Guy ULg; Schmit, V.; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1997), 1(1),

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See detailOxydation photochimique de lixiviats de décharge
Deswaef, Sophie; Baidak, Alexandre; Crine, Michel ULg

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1997), 590-591

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See detailPEGASE, une méthodologie et un outil de simulation prévisionnelle pour la gestion de la qualité des eaux de surface
Smitz, Joseph ULg; Everbecq, Etienne ULg; Deliège, Jean-François ULg et al

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1997), 50/4(588), 73-82

PEGASE (Planification Et Gestion de l’ASsainissement des Eaux) est un modèle intégré bassins hydrographiques/rivières développé à l’Aquapôle qui permet de calculer de façon déterministe et prévisionnelle ... [more ▼]

PEGASE (Planification Et Gestion de l’ASsainissement des Eaux) est un modèle intégré bassins hydrographiques/rivières développé à l’Aquapôle qui permet de calculer de façon déterministe et prévisionnelle la qualité des eaux des rivières en fonction des rejets et apports de pollution. PEGASE est un outil opérationnel permettant d’orienter les choix des opérateurs publics et privés en matière de gestion des eaux de surface à l’échelle des bassins versants [less ▲]

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