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See detailHomeobox Genes: Potential Candidates for the Transcriptional Control of the Transformed and Invasive Phenotype
Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg; Kusaka, Masami; Chariot, Alain ULg et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (1994), 47(1), 137-43

The transformation of a cell and the acquisition of the invasive and metastatic phenotype result from the activation of a group of complex cellular processes rather than from the effect of a single gene ... [more ▼]

The transformation of a cell and the acquisition of the invasive and metastatic phenotype result from the activation of a group of complex cellular processes rather than from the effect of a single gene product. It is likely that the coordination of the multiple genes involved in malignancy is under the control of a few genes that act as master genes or orchestrator genes. The latter probably code for transcription factors that control the genetic program for tumor invasion and metastasis. Homeobox genes are a family of transcription factors that contain a 183 bp highly conserved nucleotide sequence coding for a 61 amino acid domain that binds specifically to DNA. First discovered in Drosophila as genes controlling segmentation and segment identity, homeobox genes have since been identified in many other species including nematodes, frog, mouse and human. There is strong support for the suggestion that homeobox genes play a key role in development and differentiation. In humans, there are 38 homeobox genes organized in four clusters that are localized on chromosomes 2, 7, 12 and 17. The specific functions of each of these genes are generally unknown. Alterations in expression of several homeobox genes have been reported in a variety of malignant lesions, suggesting that they could play a role in the development of cancer. Using reverse transcriptase reaction coupled with polymerase chain reaction and degenerate oligonucleotides corresponding to the 5' and 3' ends of the highly conserved homeodomain, we amplified 130 bp cDNA fragments from the human breast cancer cell line MCF7 that were subsequently cloned into pBluescript vector. Sequencing of the clones, resulted in the identification of the homeodomains of four different human homeobox genes: HOXB6, HOXA1, HOXA10 and HOXC6. Further studies should determine the specific role of these four homeobox genes in the development and progression of human breast cancer and potentially determine if they might be good targets for gene therapy. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Nf-Kappa B Transcription Factor and Cancer: High Expression of Nf-Kappa B- and I Kappa B-Related Proteins in Tumor Cell Lines
Bours, Vincent ULg; Dejardin, Emmanuel ULg; Goujon-Letawe, F. et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (1994), 47(1), 145-9

NF-kappa B is a pleiotropic transcription factor which controls the expression of many genes and viruses. To date, there is good evidence, but no definitive proof, for its role in tumor formation and ... [more ▼]

NF-kappa B is a pleiotropic transcription factor which controls the expression of many genes and viruses. To date, there is good evidence, but no definitive proof, for its role in tumor formation and development of metastasis. To investigate the possibility that members of the NF-kappa B family could participate in the molecular control of the transformed and invasive phenotype, we examined the expression of these proteins in a variety of human tumor cell lines. The expression of p50, p65, p52 and I kappa B was quantified at the protein level using western immunoblot and mobility shift assay and at the RNA level by northern blot. We observed high expression of the NF-kappa B inhibitor I kappa B in the ovarian carcinoma cell line OVCAR-3 together with constitutive nuclear NF-kappa B activity. We also studied the colon carcinoma cell line HT-29 and its metastatic counterpart HTM-29 and we observed specific expression of the p52 NF-kappa B-related protein in the metastatic cells. Our data confirm that NF-kappa B could be involved in the genesis of a variety of cancers including solid tumors and provide us with interesting models to explore the exact role of these transcription factors in cancer. [less ▲]

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See detailHypnose, hypnosédation. Conceptions actuelles et leurs applications en chirurgie plastique
Faymonville, Marie-Elisabeth ULg; Fissette, Jean ULg; Mambourg, P. H. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(1), 13-22

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See detailEvidence for violent ejection of nebulae from massive stars
Hutsemekers, Damien ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1994), 281(Letters), 81-84

We report the results of a systematic search for nebulae around Luminous Blue Variable LBVs) and the discovery of a strong correlation between the mass of the nebulae and the luminosity of the central ... [more ▼]

We report the results of a systematic search for nebulae around Luminous Blue Variable LBVs) and the discovery of a strong correlation between the mass of the nebulae and the luminosity of the central stars. This correlation holds for both the dust and ionized gas masses of the nebulae. The existence of a 'nebular mass-stellar luminosity' relation and the fact that not all LBVs are presently associated with a nebula give evidence against a continuous mass-loss mechanism for the formation of these nebulae. Further, the good agreement found between the observed relation and predictions by Maeder (1989), suggests that all these nebulae may be due to a violent ejection of matter caused by an instability of structural origin. [less ▲]

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See detailFurther observational evidence that MG J0414+0534 is a gravitational mirage
Angonin-Willaime, M.-C.; Vanderriest, C.; Hammer, F. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1994), 281

Deep imaging of MG J0414+0534 with R and I filters reveals a faint, fuzzy and red object at the exact location expected for a lensing galaxy in the gravitational mirage hypothesis. Furthermore, the ... [more ▼]

Deep imaging of MG J0414+0534 with R and I filters reveals a faint, fuzzy and red object at the exact location expected for a lensing galaxy in the gravitational mirage hypothesis. Furthermore, the (extremely red and almost featureless) spectra of the 2 brightest components are very similar. These are strong indications that the system results from multiple gravitational imaging of a single source, but the nature of this source is not yet clear. It could be the nucleus of a low metallicity galaxy at a high redshift or a new type of object. Significant differences are observed between the flux ratios of the images at radio and optical wavelenghts. The most likely explanation for this effect is a differential amplification of the image pair A[SUB]1[/SUB]-A[SUB]2[/SUB] because of the large magnification gradient near a caustic. [less ▲]

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See detailTransplantations de tumeurs malignes insoupçonnées lors de greffes d'organes
Detry, Olivier ULg; Detroz, Bernard ULg; D'Silva, M. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(1), 23-31

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See detailLe pied diabétique: etiopathogénie, prévention et traitement
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Paquet, Philippe ULg; Maertens de Noordhout, B. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(1), 1-13

-Le pied diabétique est la conséquence des altérations dégénératives du système vasculonerveux observées dans un diabète de longue durée. La neuropathie diabétique est le facteur essentiel dans la plupart ... [more ▼]

-Le pied diabétique est la conséquence des altérations dégénératives du système vasculonerveux observées dans un diabète de longue durée. La neuropathie diabétique est le facteur essentiel dans la plupart des cas, responsable d'hypoalgésies, microtraumatismes et ulcérations, déformation du pied (amyotrophie), et d'une eutosympethectomie (peau sèche, fissurée). Une macroangiopathie (médiacalcinose, occlusions artérielles périphériques) n'est retrouvée que dans 30 % des cas. Une microangiopathie compromet la trophicité des tissus et ralentit leur cicatrisation. Enfin, tout diabétique présente une susceptibilité élevée aux infections. Cette multitude de facteurs en cause impose des mesures de prévention. Un équilibre du profil glycémique retardera les atteintes vasculo-nerveuses. L'hygiène du pied consistera en bains de pieds, soins d'ongles et d'hyperkératoses, chaussures adaptées. En cas de troubles trophiques, une décharge d'appui sers nécessaire. Une désinfection rigoureuse, associée à une antibiothérapie (après prélèvement, si possible) aidera à éviter l'évolution vers l'abcès profond. La moindre collection sera drainée, après excision large des tissus nécrotiques. Les nécroses sèches (talons, orteils) traduisent souvent une artériopethie, pour laquelle un geste de revascularisation (protondoolestie; pontage distal) pourra être pris en considération. Parfois, l'état septique du patient, ou l'étendue de la gangrène, imposera une amputation. L'approche du pied diabétique doit toujours être multidisciplinaire (diabétologue, dermatologue, orthésiste, orthopédiste, chirurgien vasculaire), et doit commencer par des mesures préventives. [less ▲]

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See detailPhotometric variations of Ap stars
Manfroid, Jean ULg; Renson, Pierre ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1994), 281

The photometric variations of seven Ap stars have been analyzed from observations mainly obtained in the framework of the Long-Term Photometry of Variables project at European Southern Observatory (ESO ... [more ▼]

The photometric variations of seven Ap stars have been analyzed from observations mainly obtained in the framework of the Long-Term Photometry of Variables project at European Southern Observatory (ESO). New values for the periods and detailed light curves in the uvby system are provided. Alpha Scl is shown to display anomalous variations that set it apart from the other stars. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-Term (3 Years) Prevention of Trabecular Postmenopausal Bone Loss with Low-Dose Intermittent Nasal Salmon Calcitonin
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Denis, D.; Deroisy, Rita ULg et al

in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research : The Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (1994), 9(1), 69-73

The long-term effect of intermittent low-dose nasal salmon calcitonin on trabecular early postmenopausal bone loss was assessed as follow-up to a previously published study. Randomized controlled group ... [more ▼]

The long-term effect of intermittent low-dose nasal salmon calcitonin on trabecular early postmenopausal bone loss was assessed as follow-up to a previously published study. Randomized controlled group comparison was made of 287 healthy women with 6-36 months of natural menopause and no treatment interfering with calcium metabolism at an outpatient clinic for research in bone and cartilage metabolism. The 287 women were randomly allocated to 3 years of treatment with either 500 mg/day, 5 days/week of calcium or the same amount of calcium plus 50 IU/day, 5 days per week of nasal salmon calcitonin. A total of 186 women complied with the study protocol throughout. The main outcome measures were bone mineral density of the lumbar spine (DPA) and biochemical parameters reflecting bone turnover (serum alkaline phosphatases, urinary calcium/creatinine, and hydroxyproline/creatinine ratio). The average changes in bone mineral density after 36 months showed a positive (p < 0.05) outcome (1.8 +/- 5.7%; mean +/- SD) in the group treated with salmon calcitonin and calcium and a significant (p < 0.01) loss (-5.8 +/- 4.8%) in patients receiving calcium alone. The difference between the evolution of the two groups was significantly (p < 0.01) different after 6 months of treatment and remained so until the end of the study. No significant changes were recorded in biochemical parameters reflecting bone turnover. As previously shown during a 1 year follow-up, nasal salmon calcitonin given at low dose and intermittently, in association with calcium, can counteract trabecular postmenopausal bone loss. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Acute Injection of Methylprednisolone in Man on Immunological and Non-Immunological Histamine Release from Leucocytes and Its Potentiation by Interleukin-3
Louis, Renaud ULg; Bury, Thierry ULg; Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Clinical & Experimental Allergy : Journal of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (1994), 24(1), 60-5

We investigated the effects of intravenous injection of methylprednisolone (MPR) compared with placebo (saline) on ex vivo leucocytic histamine release in eight healthy volunteers. All subjects received ... [more ▼]

We investigated the effects of intravenous injection of methylprednisolone (MPR) compared with placebo (saline) on ex vivo leucocytic histamine release in eight healthy volunteers. All subjects received in a randomized and a single-blind manner the placebo and MPR, 20 mg and 125 mg, each injection given in 2 week intervals. On each occasion blood samples were taken just before and 24 h after the intravenous injection to determine circulating leucocyte counts and leucocytic histamine release induced by anti-IgE (1/2000) and FMP (Formyl-Methionyl-Phenylalanine) (10(-5) M) and its modulation by IL-3 (2 ng/ml). MPR 20 mg and 125 mg significantly increased circulating leucocyte counts (P < 0.05 and P < 0.001 respectively) but decreased leucocytic histamine content (P < 0.05 and P < 0.001 respectively) by 24 h. Placebo had no effect. As for circulating basophils, after 24 h they were decreased by 125 mg MPR (P < 0.05) but increased by 20 mg (P < 0.05). Anti-IgE-induced HR was significantly inhibited by 125 mg MPR (P < 0.05) but not by 20 mg MPR or by the placebo. In contrast, neither MPR (20 mg and 125 mg) nor placebo significantly reduced FMP-induced HR. The strong potentiation by IL-3 of HR evoked by anti-IgE and FMP at baseline (P < 0.001) persisted 24 h after injection of MPR or placebo (P < 0.001 except P < 0.05 for anti-IgE-induced HR after 125 mg MPR).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailLe point sur la production d’embryons in vitro: limitations et perspectives de la recherche
Thonon, Fabienne; Ectors, Fabien ULg; Delval, Alain et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138(1), 33-40

Recent progress in gamete biology and early embryo development was responsible for great evolution of reproduction techniques in farm animals. Among these techniques, in vitro production of bovine embryos ... [more ▼]

Recent progress in gamete biology and early embryo development was responsible for great evolution of reproduction techniques in farm animals. Among these techniques, in vitro production of bovine embryos was developed from slaughterhouse ovaries. This method has been used for individual animals. However, large variations in results were observed, due to several factors, including reproductive state and age of the donor. Inspite of this limitation, in vitro production of bovine embryos may be helpful, when slaughtering of valuable cows is recommended eg for brucellosis disease. Researches are purchased in order to increase the number of oocytes obtained per "elite" cow and to improve the ability of in vitro embryos to support freezing. [less ▲]

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See detailAnaphylatoxin C5a Production During Short-Term Submaximal Dynamic Exercise in Man
Camus, G.; Duchateau, J.; Deby, Ginette ULg et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1994), 15(1), 32-5

We studied the effects of short-term submaximal exercise on the plasma levels of myeloperoxidase ([MPO]) and C5a anaphylatoxin ([C5a]), taken as specific markers of polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) and ... [more ▼]

We studied the effects of short-term submaximal exercise on the plasma levels of myeloperoxidase ([MPO]) and C5a anaphylatoxin ([C5a]), taken as specific markers of polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) and complement activation, respectively. Eleven young, healthy male volunteers were subjected to a constant-load concentric exercise on a cycle ergometer (20 min at 80% maximal oxygen uptake). Mean resting MPO and C5a concentrations were 437 +/- 113 and 0.47 +/- 0.21 ng/ml, respectively. During exercise, [MPO] and [C5a] increased significantly (p < 0.001) towards respective peak values of 649 +/- 131 and 1.3 +/- 0.6 ng/ml. A rapid decrease of both [MPO] and [C5a] was observed during recovery. The similar time course of [MPO] and [C5a] changes and the highly significant relationship between these two variables (r = 0.651; p < 0.001) argues for the possible involvement of the complement anaphylatoxin C5a in the process of PMN degranulation. During exercise, the number of circulating PMN increased (+80%; p < 0.001) and remained practically unchanged up to 20 minutes of recovery. As [MPO] and PMN count were not significantly related (r = 0.2; p < 0.1), we concluded that the activation of PMN was independent of their mobilization. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of Human Papillomaviruses in Paraffin-Embedded Biopsies of Cervical Intraepithelial Lesions: Analysis by Immunohistochemistry, in Situ Hybridization, and the Polymerase Chain Reaction
Delvenne, Philippe ULg; Fontaine, Marie-Anne; Delvenne, Catherine ULg et al

in Modern Pathology : An Official Journal of the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc (1994), 7(1), 113-119

One hundred and forty biopsies with an initial diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial lesion (CIL) were tested for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) by immunohistochemistry and in situ ... [more ▼]

One hundred and forty biopsies with an initial diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial lesion (CIL) were tested for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization using commercial biotinylated probes (Vira-Type in situ assay; Digene Diagnostics, Silver Spring, MD) or probes labeled with digoxigenin by the random primer technique. Immunohistochemistry was more inferior to the in situ hybridization method, with a detection rate of 14% (20/140) compared to 61% (86/140) for the in situ assay with the digoxigenin-labeled probes. Biotinylated probes proved to be slightly less sensitive than digoxigenin-labeled probes, with a detection rate of 53% (74/140). Although less sensitive in our series taken as a whole, immunohistochemistry was positive in a few cases of CILs negative by in situ hybridization, so that the association of these techniques gave the highest detection rate (66%; 92/140). The CILs that remained negative with these methods (34%; 48/140) were investigated by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using consensus primers to determine definitively the presence of HPV in these lesions and were reviewed histologically to assess the diagnosis of CILs. The PCR method increased the detection rate of HPV in our series to 76% (107/140). The diagnosis of CILs was confirmed for all the biopsy specimens positive by PCR (15/15; 100%) and for all the HPV negative tissues with histological features of a high-grade lesions (7/7; 100%).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Apomorphine on Sexual Behavior in Male Quail
Absil, Philippe ULg; Das, S.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg

in Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior (1994), 47(1), 77-88

In the rat, dopamine (DA) facilitates male copulatory behavior. Indirect evidence based largely on neuroanatomical data suggest that in quail DA is also implicated in the control of male reproductive ... [more ▼]

In the rat, dopamine (DA) facilitates male copulatory behavior. Indirect evidence based largely on neuroanatomical data suggest that in quail DA is also implicated in the control of male reproductive behavior but there is no pharmacological evidence to support this conclusion. To test this idea, castrated testosterone (T)-treated male quail were injected with various doses of the dopaminergic agonist apomorphine (APO) in the range 1-10,000 micrograms/kg. The sexual behavior of birds was recorded starting 15 min after APO injection for a duration of 30 min. A dose-dependent inhibition of male reproductive behavior that lasted for the entire duration of the test was observed. In a second experiment, gonadectomized T-treated male Japanese quail were injected daily with APO (0, 10, or 1,000 micrograms/kg) during 8 days. Their sexual interactions with a partner were quantified either 24 h or 15 min after the last injection. No influence of the treatment on copulatory behavior was observed 24 h after the last injection, but a strong inhibition was present when the test was performed 15 min after. To research whether the inhibitory effects of APO were due to a preferential action on D2 presynaptic autoreceptors, male quail were pretreated with two different D2 antagonists (spiperone or pimozide; 0.5 or 2 mg/kg) before being injected with APO (100 micrograms or 1 mg/kg). Spiperone facilitated male sexual behavior but did not suppress the inhibitory effect of APO. No significant effect of pimozide was observed. These results support the notion that DA modulates male sexual activity in the Japanese quail. The specific role of the different dopaminergic receptor subtypes remains, however, to be elucidated. [less ▲]

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See detailSocio-prévention du hooliganisme et extrémisme dans le football
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Réseaux : Revue Interdisciplinaire de Philosophie Morale et Politique (1994), 70

Etude de la problématique du racisme dans les stades de football et analyse de l'extrémisme politique des supporters

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See detailCARAIB - A global model of terrestrial biological productivity
Warnant, Pierre ULg; François, Louis ULg; Strivay, David ULg et al

in Global Biogeochemical Cycles (1994), 8(3), 255-270

CARAIB, a mechanistic model of carbon assimilation in the biosphere estimates the net primary productivity (NPP) of the continental vegetation on a grid of 1 degrees x 1 degrees in latitude and longitude ... [more ▼]

CARAIB, a mechanistic model of carbon assimilation in the biosphere estimates the net primary productivity (NPP) of the continental vegetation on a grid of 1 degrees x 1 degrees in latitude and longitude. The model considers the annual and diurnal cycles. It is based on the coupling of the three following submodels; a leaf assimilation model including estimates of stomatal conductance and leaf respiration, a canopy model describing principally the radiative transfer through the foliage, and a wood respiration model. Present-day climate and vegetation characteristics allow the discrimination between ecotypes. In particular, specific information on vegetation distribution and properties is successfully used at four levels; the leaf physiological level, the plant level, the ecosystem level, and the global level. The productivity determined by the CARAIB model is compared with local measurements and empirical estimates showing a good agreement with a global value of 65 Gt C yr(-1). The sensitivity of the model to the diurnal cycle and to the abundance of C-4 species is also tested. The productivity slightly decreases (10%) when the diurnal cycle of the temperature is neglected. By contrast, neglecting the diurnal cycle of solar irradiance produces unrealistically high values of NPP. Even if the importance of this increase would presumably be reduced by the coupling of CARAIB with a nutrient cycle model, this test emphasizes the key role of the diurnal cycle in a mechanistic model of the NPP. Uncertainties on the abundance and spatial distribution of C-4 plants may cause errors in the NPP estimates, however, as demonstrated by two sensitivity tests, these errors are certainly lower than 10% at the global scale as shown by two tests. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailModélisation mathématique appliquée à la délimitation des zones de protection: cas du site de captage de Vivegnis (plaine alluviale de la Meuse, Belgique)
Derouane, Johan; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Bulletin du Centre d'Hydrogéologie de l'Université de Neuchätel (Suisse) (1994), 13

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See detailENANTIOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF NCA (S)-L-([ALPHA-C-11]METHYL)-TRYPTOPHAN
Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg; Delfiore, Guy et al

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailFear reactions of ewes to photographic images
Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Bouissou, Marie-France

in Behavioural Processes (1994), 32

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See detailSynthesis and pharmacology of pyrid-3-yl sulfonylureas and thioureas as astrocytic Na+ 2Cl- K+ cotransporter inhibitors
Masereel, B.; Renard, P.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg et al

in European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (1994), 29

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See detailSerine-Type D-Ala-D-Ala Peptidases and Penicillin-Binding Proteins
Granier, Benoît; Jamin, Marc; Adam, Maggy et al

in Methods in Enzymology (1994), 244

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See detailGenetic diversity among some wild populations of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) proceeding from Central Valley of Costa Rica
Maquet, Alain; Wathelet, Bernard ULg; Dubois, Sophie et al

in Annual Report of the Bean Improvment Cooperative (1994)

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

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

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

in Ferroelectrics (1994), 153

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See detailSecteur public contre secteur privé : l'Etat de l'opinion en Wallonie
Jacquemain, Marc ULg; Doutrelepont, René; Vandekeere, Michel

in Recherches Sociologiques et Anthropologiques (1994), 25-1

Through survey results, the paper shows what fields of activity should be managed either by the public sector or by the private sector according to the opinion of the Walloons. It also shows how the ... [more ▼]

Through survey results, the paper shows what fields of activity should be managed either by the public sector or by the private sector according to the opinion of the Walloons. It also shows how the balance changes according to certain characteristics of the population [less ▲]

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See detailThe coupling of quark and gluon condensates in hot and dense systems
Jaminon, Martine ULg; Van den Bossche, Bruno

in Nuclear Physics A (1994), 567

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See detailAcute biochemical variations induced by four different calcium salts in healthy male volunteers
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Denis, D; Bartsch, V et al

in Equilibre (1994), 19

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See detailAnalyse de variables associées à l’action pédagogique dans un programme d’activités physiques quotidiennes au niveau élémentaire
Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine; Ledent, Maryse et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 103-116

Dans notre société, où la notion d'effort physique régulier tend à disparaître, l'école devrait être investie d'une mission préventive. Elle devrait être à même de proposer aux enfants des occasions de ... [more ▼]

Dans notre société, où la notion d'effort physique régulier tend à disparaître, l'école devrait être investie d'une mission préventive. Elle devrait être à même de proposer aux enfants des occasions de pratique susceptibles de compenser les lacunes existantes. Les résultats de ces expériences soulignent fréquemment les effets favorables de l'activité quotidienne sur les aptitudes physiques et/ou motrices des enfants qui y participaient. ... [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailRobotique pédagogique, d'un colloque à l'autre : vers l'émergence d'une communauté scientifique ?
Denis, Brigitte ULg; Baron, G. L.

in Sciences et Techniques Educatives [= STE] (1994), 1

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See detailSurface pressure in SOS models
De Coninck, Joël; Limbourg, Sabine ULg; Newman, Charles

in Thin Solid Films (1994), 244

Microscopic models of the solid-on-solid type were considered to describe the surface pressure of monolayers and bilayers on top of another layer in two and three dimensions. The two interfaces, above and ... [more ▼]

Microscopic models of the solid-on-solid type were considered to describe the surface pressure of monolayers and bilayers on top of another layer in two and three dimensions. The two interfaces, above and below the film, were studied in simultaneous thermal equilibrium without imposing a fixed profile for the first fluid or solid. It is shown that the associated mean field approximation leads to an exact determination of the surface pressure isotherms revealing the possible existence of plateaux, typical of first-order phase transitions. [less ▲]

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See detailRedox Mechanism For The Chaperone Activity Of Heat-Shock Proteins Hsp-60, Hsp-70 And Hsp-90 As Suggested By Hydrophobic Cluster-Analysis - Hypothesis
Callebaut, I.; Catelli, Mg.; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences. Série III, Sciences de la Vie (1994), 317(8),

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See detailL'enseignement du français instrumental à l'université: quelles possibilités?
Vanden Berghe, Kristine ULg; Sanctobin, Véronique; Slootmaekers, An et al

in Rencontres (1994), 5

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See detailHooliganisme: approches descriptives et explicatives, avec une attention particulière aux faits observés en Belgique
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Revue Internationale de Criminologie et de Police Technique (1994), 2

Etude du phénomène de violence dans les stades de football en Belgique avec une approche empirique des supporters et hooligans du Standard de Liège couplée avec une synthèse théorique des travaux anglo ... [more ▼]

Etude du phénomène de violence dans les stades de football en Belgique avec une approche empirique des supporters et hooligans du Standard de Liège couplée avec une synthèse théorique des travaux anglo-saxons. [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 detailStimulation of glutatione-peroxidase activity decreases HIV type-1 activation after oxidative stress
Sappey, C.; Legrand, Sylvie ULg; Best-Belopmme, M. et al

in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses (1994), 10(11), 1451-1461

Am important aspect of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection is the regulation of its expression by nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappa B) by redox-controlled signal transduction pathways. In this ... [more ▼]

Am important aspect of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection is the regulation of its expression by nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappa B) by redox-controlled signal transduction pathways. In this study, we demonstrate that selenium supplementation can effectively increase glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity in latently infected T lymphocytes. The Se-supplemented cells exhibited an important protection against the cytotoxic and reactivating effects of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Concomitantly, NF-kappa B activation by H2O2 was also decreased in Se-supplemented cells. Selenium stimulation of GPx activity also induces a protective effect against cell activation by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) but less significantly by phorbol esters such as PMA. These Se-mediated effects were specific because they were not found when AP-1 DNA-binding activity was studied after H2O2-induced stress. Hyperthermia was also studied because it could promote intracellular electron leakage in electron transport chains. Elevating the temperature to 42 degrees C did not induce NF-kappa B directly. Rather, it sensitized infected cells to subsequent oxidative stress by H2O2, demonstrating the importance of hyperthermia, often associated with opportunistic infections in the development of immunodeficiency. In this case, Se induced partial protection against the sensitizing effect of hyperthermia. [less ▲]

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See detailMutation analysis of coding sequences for type I procollagen in individuals with low bone density.
Spotila, L. D.; Colige, Alain ULg; Sereda, L. et al

in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (1994), 9(6), 923-32

Mutations in one of the two genes encoding type I procollagen (COL1A1 and COL1A2) are frequently the cause of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a disorder characterized by brittle bones. Here we tested ... [more ▼]

Mutations in one of the two genes encoding type I procollagen (COL1A1 and COL1A2) are frequently the cause of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a disorder characterized by brittle bones. Here we tested whether patients with low bone density also have mutations in these genes. The 26 patients studied had no apparent metabolic bone disease, but most had a positive family history of osteopenia or osteoporosis. Although a diagnosis of OI was considered by the clinician in some cases, the clinical criteria for OI were not satisfied. Our strategy for mutation analysis consisted of PCR amplification of cDNA made to fibroblast mRNA using primers specific for the coding regions of COL1A1 and COL1A2. The PCR products were then sequenced directly with primers located within each PCR product. We found that 3 of 26 patients had mutations that altered the encoded amino acid. One mutation, at position alpha 2(I)-661 has been reported (Spotila et al. 1991 Proc Natl Acad Sci USA PNAS 88:5423). The other 2 patients, who were not related to each other, had a mutation that altered the proline codon at alpha 1(I)-27 to alanine. This mutation was not found in 81 normal individuals or in 37 additional osteopenic individuals. However, its effect on the biologic function of type I collagen, as well as its role in osteopenia, is uncertain. In addition to the two mutations, we found a polymorphism in codon alpha 2(I)-459. Although this polymorphism involved an amino acid substitution, it was present with equal frequency in the patient and the normal population. By analyzing this and previously reported neutral sequence variants in the COL1A2 gene, we determined that all patients expressed both alleles of the COL1A2 gene. The 12 patients who were heterozygous for a COL1A1 neutral sequence variant also expressed both alleles. Here we present all PCR primer and sequencing primer information. The results suggest that surveying a larger group of similarly selected individuals may reveal additional mutations in the COL1A1 or COL1A2 genes. [less ▲]

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Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Nouvelles Dermatologiques (1994), 13

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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 detailConformal invariance and degrees of freedom in the QCD string
Dienes, Keith R; Cudell, Jean-René ULg

in Physical Review Letters (1994), 72

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

in Réanimation (1994), 1

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

in Les Nouvelles Dermatologiques (1994), 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See 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 detailAnti-LFA-1 (CD11a) monoclonal antibody interferes with the induction of neonatal tolerance to alloantigens
Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Gonzalez, A.; Revilla, C. et al

in European Journal of Immunology (1994), 24

The injection of (C57BL/6 x BALB/c)F1 spleen cells into newborn BALB/c mice results in the induction of a specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) tolerance to the alloantigens. On the contrary, alloreactive ... [more ▼]

The injection of (C57BL/6 x BALB/c)F1 spleen cells into newborn BALB/c mice results in the induction of a specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) tolerance to the alloantigens. On the contrary, alloreactive CD4+ T cells persist in the host and are still able to activate autoreactive F1 B cells to produce autoantibodies. This state of "split tolerance" is closely associated with the development of a lupus-like autoimmune syndrome. The LFA-1 integrin plays a relevant role in homing, intercellular adhesion and tranduction of co-stimulatory signals in leukocytes. Because of the beneficial effects of anti-LFA-1 monoclonal antibodies (mAb) treatment in various models of organ transplantation and autoimmune disease, we have investigated if such a treatment could interfere with the induction of neonatal tolerance or the development of the autoimmune syndrome in F1 cell-injected newborn mice. For this purpose, BALB/c mice neonatally injected with F1 cells were treated from day 1 up to day 15 with a non-cytotoxic anti-LFA-1 (CD11a) mAb. Anti-LFA-1 mAb treatment interfered with the persistence of a stable chimerism and with the establishment of CTL tolerance, as shown by rejection of allogeneic skin grafts and F1 B cells, and by a normal in vitro CTL activity against the corresponding alloantigens. As a consequence, these mice did not develop the characteristic autoimmune features seen in close association with an effective induction of CTL tolerance to alloantigens. These results stress the importance of the interactions between LFA-1 and its ligands during the neonatal induction of tolerance to alloantigens [less ▲]

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See detailFlow modeling in an underground gasifier at great depth by the Boundary-Element Method
MATHY, B.; PIRLOT, Pierre; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in In Situ (1994), 18(4), 399-418

In order to simulate the cavity growth of an underground gasifier in thin seams at great depth, Wilks1 has developed an original model that solves the continuity equation in the horizontal plane with the ... [more ▼]

In order to simulate the cavity growth of an underground gasifier in thin seams at great depth, Wilks1 has developed an original model that solves the continuity equation in the horizontal plane with the hypothesis of radial fluid flow around the injection well. In the model presented here, the continuity equation in the horizontal plane has been taken into account, removing the limiting assumption on flow (radial direction) assumed by Wilks. The simultaneous solution of the continuity equation and the Darcy law has been carried out using the Boundary Element Method (BEM); this method is particularly suitable for solving problems where boundary conditions are of prime importance. The model enables the influences of the permeability of the medium and gasifier geometry to be demonstrated. [less ▲]

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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 detailMechanical Flow Obstruction after Heart Transplantation Diagnosed by Tee
CANIVET, Jean-Luc ULg; DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; Demoulin, Jean-Claude et al

in Annals of Thoracic Surgery (1994), 58(3), 890-1

We report a case of mechanical flow obstruction after heart transplantation caused by a prominent left atrium suture with a "pursestring" effect. The diagnosis was achieved by transesophageal ... [more ▼]

We report a case of mechanical flow obstruction after heart transplantation caused by a prominent left atrium suture with a "pursestring" effect. The diagnosis was achieved by transesophageal echocardiography. The mean transstenotic gradient was measured at 13 mm Hg. Because of the profound hemodynamic and multisystemic failure, no surgical correction was attempted. The postmortem examination confirmed the stenosis at the level of the left atrium. [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 detailDe limite en frontière : le monde à la mesure de l'homme
Bachelet, Jean-François ULg

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

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See detailNuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy : insights into experimental septic shock
GILLES, R; CARLIER, PG; D'Orio, Vincenzo ULg

in Intensive Care Medicine (1994)

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See detailThird Catalogue of stars measured in the Long-Term Photometry of Variables project.
Manfroid, Jean ULg; Sterken, C.; Cunow, B. et al

in European Southern Observatory Scientific Report (1994), 14

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See detailLifetime Measurements for the 4p2P° and 5p2P° Levels and calculation of Transition Probabilities in Na I
Lowe, R. M.; Biémont, Emile ULg

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

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See detailHamartome angiomateux eccrine néonatal en plaques plurifocales
Benzarti, H.; Fazaa, B.; Ben Hamida, H. et al

in Giornale Internazionale di Dermatologia Pediatrica (1994), 6(1), 15-17

We report a case of eccrine angiomatous hamartoma disclosed in a 5-year-old girl. The lesion was painful and multifocal in plaques on a forearm. The diagnosis was made on the basis of histologic and ... [more ▼]

We report a case of eccrine angiomatous hamartoma disclosed in a 5-year-old girl. The lesion was painful and multifocal in plaques on a forearm. The diagnosis was made on the basis of histologic and immunohistochemistric assays. This conditions must be distinguished from other neonatal angiomatoses. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailFouilles 1994 à l'Abri du Pape et à la Grotte du Bois Laiterie (Province de Namur)
Otte, Marcel ULg; Straus, Lawrence; Lacroix, Philippe et al

in Notae praehistoricae (1994), 14

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

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

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See 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 detailCinétique de récupération fonctionnelle de la ventilation pulmonaire après pontage aortocoronaire
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Parisse, J.; Camus, G. et al

in Annales de Réadaptation et de Médecine Physique (1994), 37

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

in Reports on Progress in Physics (1994), 57

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

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

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See detailMaigret dans ses rapports avec les classes privilégiées
Mouton, Charles ULg

in Revue Générale (1994), 5

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See detailCharacterization of a single prolactin (PRL) receptor in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) which binds both PRLI and PRLII
Auperin, B.; Rentier-Delrue, Françoise ULg; Martial, Joseph ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Endocrinology (1994), 13(3), 241-51

In tilapia, there are two forms of prolactin (PRL) whose effects on sodium and chloride movements differ and depend on the living environment of the fish. To see whether different receptors or the same ... [more ▼]

In tilapia, there are two forms of prolactin (PRL) whose effects on sodium and chloride movements differ and depend on the living environment of the fish. To see whether different receptors or the same receptor mediates these different effects, we have characterized the specific binding of both forms of tilapia (ti)PRL in two osmoregulatory organs, the gill and kidney. Two recombinant tiPRLs were used for this analysis. The recombinant hormones had the same properties as the native hormones in a tilapia gill radioreceptor assay. Specific binding to gill and kidney membranes was increased by optimizing the quality of the tissue preparations (physiological state of fish, membrane preparation) and the incubation conditions (pH, salt concentrations, temperature, time). Under these optimized conditions, we detected only one class of high affinity PRL receptor in gill and kidney. Its binding affinity was higher for tiPRLI than for tiPRLII in both gill and kidney (for tiPRLI the respective affinity values were 2.9 and 2.3 x 10(10) per M, for tiPRLII they were 1.9 and 0.5 x 10(10) per M). In competition studies, tiPRLI was more potent, followed by tiPRLII and ovine (o)PRL. tiGH and oGH did not significantly displace either tiPRL. The receptor we have characterized thus recognizes quite specifically both tiPRLs. [less ▲]

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

in Hydrobiologia (1994), 289

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

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

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See 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 detailActualités bibliographiques: les assurances dans la littérature criminologique
Lemaître, André ULg

in Déviance et Société (1994), 18(N°3), 297-329

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See detailL’éthique et l’animal. Eléments pour un débat
Ansay, M.; Delaunois, A.; Gustin, Pascal ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailCONTINUOUS ENZYMATIC-SYNTHESIS OF 2'-DEOXYTHYMIDINE-5'(ALPHA-D-GLUCOPYRANOSYL)DIPHOSPHATE
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; ELLING, Lothar; KULA, Maria-Regina

in Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) (1994), 33(5), 571-572

The preparation of primary nucleotide sugars like dTDP-glucose with sucrose synthase, a glycosyl transferase in plants, provides an alternative in enzymatic synthesis to the use of highly specific ... [more ▼]

The preparation of primary nucleotide sugars like dTDP-glucose with sucrose synthase, a glycosyl transferase in plants, provides an alternative in enzymatic synthesis to the use of highly specific pyrophosphorylases. In an enzyme membrane reactor a continuous synthesis can be performed on preparative scale. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

in Thérapie (1994), 49(1), 1-7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailMolecular Analysis Of The Ycr-242 Gene Encoding The Putative Mitochondrial Asparaginyl-Transfer-Rna Synthetase From Saccharomyces-Cerevisiae
Landrieu, I.; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

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

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See detailMicroencapsulation by Coacervation of Poly(lactide-co-glycolide). III. Characterization of the Final Microspheres
Nihant, Nicole; Stassen, Sophie; Grandfils, Christian ULg et al

in Polymer International (1994), 34

This paper deals with protein microencapsulation by coacervation of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) solutions in CH2Cl2 induced by the addition of silicone oils of various viscosities. This coating technique ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with protein microencapsulation by coacervation of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) solutions in CH2Cl2 induced by the addition of silicone oils of various viscosities. This coating technique proceeds along three steps: phase separation of the coating polyester, adsorption of the coacervate droplets around the protein phase, and hardening of microparticules. Size distribution, surface morphology and internal porosity of the final microspheres clearly depend on the main characteristics of the coacervate, particularly the viscosity, in a direct connection with the CH2Cl2 content. Indeed, the whole porosity (which may be as high as 80%), average pore size and broadness of pore size distribution decrease as the coacervate is more viscous. Hardening of the coacervate droplets is thus so fast that the organic solvent is entrapped within the polymer matrix and predetermines the internal porosity. Finally, size distribution of microspheres is bimodal in a clear relation with the coacervate viscosity. A less viscous coacervate favours smaller microspheres (within the 7-90 µm range), contaminated with a minor population of microparticles below 4 µm. [less ▲]

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See detailCoût dans le secteur de la distribution d'eau en Wallonie et à Bruxelles : estimation d'une fonction de coût hédonique
Evrard, Olivier; Lejeune, Bernard ULg; Thiry, Bernard

in Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics = Annales de l'Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative (1994), 65(2), 333-360

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See detailTHE BLOOD PROTEINS OF THE ANTARCTIC ICEFISH CHANNICHTHYS-RHINOCERATUS - BIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE AND PURIFICATION OF THE 2 MAIN COMPONENTS
Feller, Georges ULg; Poncin, A.; Aittaleb, M. et al

in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. B : Comparative Biochemistry (1994), 109(1), 89-97

The lack of hemoglobin and of carbonic anhydrase in the blood of icefish suggest that substantial adaptations of the acid-base balance should occur in order to ensure blood pH homeostasis. The level of ... [more ▼]

The lack of hemoglobin and of carbonic anhydrase in the blood of icefish suggest that substantial adaptations of the acid-base balance should occur in order to ensure blood pH homeostasis. The level of peptidic histidyl and of reactive -SH groups per unit of body mass in icefish plasma are 12-13 times higher that those of Notothenia rossii, a common red-blooded Antarctic species. It is proposed that the high level of imidazole ring in icefish plasma improves the non-bicarbonate buffering capacity and that the reactive sulfhydryls are involved om a redox buffer as in some other hypoxia tolerant species. After plasma fractionation on Ultrogel AcA 34, the two main icefish serum proteins have been purified by DEAE cellulose chromatography (IFI) and by HPLC on anion exchange column (IF2). IFI has been identified as a cysteine-rich para-albumin and IF2 as an histidine-rich immunoglobulin-like protein. [less ▲]

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See detailTraducteurs et traductions dans l'Egypte gréco-romaine
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Chronique d'Egypte : Bulletin Périodique de la Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (1994), 69(138), 313-322

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

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

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

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

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See detailMéléagre dans les Argonautiques
Renaud, Jean-Michel ULg

in Uranie : Mythes et Littératures (1994), 4

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See detailKibaran A-type granitoids and mafic rocks generated by two mantle sources in a late orogenic setting (Burundi)
Tack, Luc; Liégeois, Jean-Paul ULg; Deblond, André et al

in Precambrian Research (1994), 68

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

in Revue internationale de droit pénal (1994)

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See detailMultiple muscarinic receptor subtypes mediating pulmonary oedema in the rabbit.
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Ansay, Michel ULg

in Pulmonary Pharmacology (1994), 7(3), 185-93

The effects of various muscarinic antagonists on acetylcholine (ACh)-induced pulmonary oedema were studied in isolated perfused rabbit lungs. ACh induced a dose-dependent increase in the capillary ... [more ▼]

The effects of various muscarinic antagonists on acetylcholine (ACh)-induced pulmonary oedema were studied in isolated perfused rabbit lungs. ACh induced a dose-dependent increase in the capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c). This effect has been previously related to the activation of the capsaicin-sensitive nerve fibres and the release of substance P. Atropine, pirenzepine (M1-selective antagonist) and 4-DAMP (M3-selective antagonist) altered this response, producing a dose-dependent shift to the right of the ACh concentration-Kf,c response curve. By contrast, the M2-selective antagonist AFDX-116 shifted the ACh concentration-response curve to the left. Atropine, pirenzepine and 4-DAMP also significantly reduced the capsaicin-induced increase in the Kf,c, while AFDX-116 enhanced it. We conclude that multiple muscarinic receptor subtypes are present in the rabbit lung, located on the C-fibres, and are involved in the ACh-induced pulmonary oedema. M1 and M3 receptors seem to stimulate the release of neuropeptides from C-fibres, whereas M2 receptors have an inhibitory effect on these fibers. [less ▲]

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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 detailTraitement de données par le logiciel Minitab
Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Delvaux, A.

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 1

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See detailAvailability of glucose ingested during muscle exercise performed under acipimox-induced lipolysis blockade.
Gautier, J. F.; Pirnay, Freddy ULg; Jandrain, Bernard ULg et al

in European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology (1994), 68(5), 406-12

This study investigated the percentage of carbohydrate utilization than can be accounted for by glucose ingested during exercise performed after the ingestion of the potent lipolysis inhibitor Acipimox ... [more ▼]

This study investigated the percentage of carbohydrate utilization than can be accounted for by glucose ingested during exercise performed after the ingestion of the potent lipolysis inhibitor Acipimox. Six healthy male volunteers exercised for 3 h on a treadmill at about 45% of their maximal oxygen uptake, 75 min after having ingested 250 mg of Acipimox. After 15-min adaptation to exercise, they ingested either glucose dissolved in water, 50 g at time 0 min and 25 g at time 60 and 120 min (glucose, G) or sweetened water (control, C). Naturally labelled [13C]glucose was used to follow the conversion of the ingested glucose to expired-air CO2. Acipimox inhibited lipolysis in a similar manner in both experimental conditions. This was reflected by an almost complete suppression of the exercise-induced increase in plasma free fatty acid and glycerol and by an almost constant rate of lipid oxidation. Total carbohydrate oxidation evaluated by indirect calorimetry, was similar in both experimental conditions [C, 182, (SEM 21); G, 194 (SEM 16) g.3 h-1], as was lipid oxidation [C, 57 (SEM 6); G, 61 (SEM 3) g.3 h-1]. Exogenous glucose oxidation during exercise G, calculated by the changes in 13C:12C ratio of expired air CO2, averaged 66 (SEM 5) g.3 h-1 (19% of the total energy requirement). Consequently, endogenous carbohydrate utilization was significantly smaller after glucose than after placebo ingestion: 128 (SEM 18) versus 182 (SEM 21) g.3 h-1, respectively (P < 0.05). Symptoms of intense fatigue and leg cramps observed with intake of sweet placebo were absent with glucose ingestion.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailSpectrum analysis of diaphragmatic global electromyograms in cattle, with special regard to appropriate strategy for detection of fatigue.
Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Close, R. P. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1994), 55

Although the respiratory tract of healthy and diseased cattle has been intensively studied during the past few years, only a few attempts to detect dysfunctions of bovine inspiratory muscles have been ... [more ▼]

Although the respiratory tract of healthy and diseased cattle has been intensively studied during the past few years, only a few attempts to detect dysfunctions of bovine inspiratory muscles have been reported. Such technique would be useful in assessing the possibility of inspiratory muscle fatigue in the context of ventilatory failure. Fatigue in skeletal muscle is associated with characteristic changes in the electromyographic power spectrum. Power spectral analysis was therefore applied to cattle diaphragmatic electromyograms (EMGdi) to precisely determine the exact influence of motion and ECG artifacts, describe its basic frequency content, and extract a spectral index capable of providing an accurate warning of fatigue. The EMGdi was recorded via intramuscularly placed fishhook electrodes in 5 healthy young bulls during resting and stimulated respiration. The EMGdi and EGC signals were analyzed by use of power spectral density analysis after band-pass filtering (20 to 1,800 Hz). The EMGdi spectrum was concentrated in the band width 20 to 530 Hz. Electrode motion artifacts were absent, and it was always possible to find an electrode pair giving ECG-free EMGdi. Of the 12 power and frequency values used to quantitate the spectrum, the most stable was the centroid frequency. It was reproducible within and between calves and was only minimally altered by changing inspiratory load.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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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 detailCo-movements and dynamic interrelationships in pacific basin stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza; Urbain, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Research in International Business and Finance (1994), 11B

In this paper, we investigate dynamic interrelationships among the stock markets of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Using cointegration analysis and the Granger causality test we ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we investigate dynamic interrelationships among the stock markets of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Using cointegration analysis and the Granger causality test we find that, although the five stock price indices share some common trends, the only stock price which does not apparently Granger cause (precede) the remaining stock prices is that of New Zealand. It is further observed that all price indices are caused by the remaining stock prices except that of Australia. With respect to the geographical separation, it appears that when we consider the Asian countries as an entity and those of the Pacific as another entity, they seem not to influence each other significantly. [less ▲]

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