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See detailLes traitements physiques des eaux dures.
Marcoen, Jean Marie ULg; Lédion, J.

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1994), 47

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See detailSelf-Treatment of Acute Migraine with Subcutaneous Sumatriptan Using an Auto-Injector Device: Comparison with Customary Treatment in an Open, Longitudinal Study
Schoenen, Jean ULg; Bulcke, J.; Caekebeke, Jo et al

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1994), 14(1), 55-63

In a multicenter open longitudinal clinical trial where 479 patients suffering from migraine with or without aura were recruited, patients treated at home one to three migraine attacks with their ... [more ▼]

In a multicenter open longitudinal clinical trial where 479 patients suffering from migraine with or without aura were recruited, patients treated at home one to three migraine attacks with their customary treatment, and subsequently, over a 3-month period, one to three migraine attacks with 6 mg sumatriptan sc using an autoinjector. The headache response to customary treatment was 19% at 1 h and 30.5% at 2 h, and was not significantly different when only attacks treated "adequately" according to accepted treatment recommendations were considered: 16% at 1 h and 35% at 2 h. In contrast, 69% and 82% of patients treated with 6 mg sumatriptan sc had mild headache or no headache at 1 and 2 h respectively, regardless of migraine type or duration of symptoms prior to treatment. Other migraine symptoms (nausea, vomiting, photo- and phonophobia) were effectively treated with sumatriptan. Recurrence of migraine was observed in 31% of patients and was well controlled by a second injection of sumatriptan. It is concluded that 6 mg sumatriptan sc, self-administered using an autoinjector, is well tolerated and more effective than most currently used acute treatments for migraine in a population of severely affected patients consulting a neurologist. [less ▲]

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See detailCalcul de l'équilibre calcocarbonique des eaux sur calculatrice de poche.
Wuidar, A.; Marcoen, Jean Marie ULg

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1994), 47(1), 11-13

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See detailEffects of Alpha-Hederin, a Saponin Extracted from Hedera Helix, on Cells Cultured in Vitro
Danloy, S.; Quetin-Leclercq, J.; Coucke, P. et al

in Planta Medica (1994), 60(1), 45-9

In this work, we have analysed the effects of alpha-hederin, a monodesmosidic triterpenoid saponin isolated from Hedera helix, on mouse B16 melanoma cells and non-cancer mouse 3T3 fibroblasts cultured in ... [more ▼]

In this work, we have analysed the effects of alpha-hederin, a monodesmosidic triterpenoid saponin isolated from Hedera helix, on mouse B16 melanoma cells and non-cancer mouse 3T3 fibroblasts cultured in vitro. Our results indicate that, in a serum-free medium, alpha-hederin is cytotoxic and inhibits proliferation in both cell lines at rather low concentrations (< 5 micrograms/ml) after only 8 hours of treatment. Its cytotoxicity decreases in the presence of serum in which BSA seems to be able to bind the saponin. alpha-Hederin also induces vacuolization of the cytoplasm and membrane alterations leading to cell death. [less ▲]

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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 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 detailUniversal scaling laws and the QCD scale anomaly
Ripka, Georges; Jaminon, Martine ULg

in Physics Reports (1994), 242

An effective chiral Lagrangian is given which implements the QCD scale anomaly and the universal scaling law of hadron masses. It is used to study the pion mass and the coupling between quark and gluon ... [more ▼]

An effective chiral Lagrangian is given which implements the QCD scale anomaly and the universal scaling law of hadron masses. It is used to study the pion mass and the coupling between quark and gluon condensates in dense matter. [less ▲]

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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 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 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 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 detailGeometric control of a pyridoxal-catalyzed aldol condensation
Koh, John T.; Delaude, Lionel ULg; Breslow, Ronald

in Journal of the American Chemical Society (1994), 116(25), 11234-11240

A chiral cyclophane derivative of pyridoxal has been synthesized that has amino groups oriented specifically over one face of the cofactor. The compound catalyzes the formation of threonine and allo ... [more ▼]

A chiral cyclophane derivative of pyridoxal has been synthesized that has amino groups oriented specifically over one face of the cofactor. The compound catalyzes the formation of threonine and allo-threonine from glycine and acetaldehyde with enantioinductions that are a function of pH, reversing the optical selectivity between low pH and high pH. The stereochemical results are compared with those of structurally related pyridoxal cyclophanes that lack titratable catalytic groups. Explanations are advanced for this stereochemical reversal and for the otherwise surprising preference of most of these compounds to react on the more hindered face of the pyridoxal. Models indicate that the transamination intermediate is distorted by the transannular chain, and stereoelectronic arguments predict that this distortion should lead to reaction on the face that carries the chain, as observed. The stereochemical reversal with the attached (dimethylamino)alkyl group, as a function of pH, may reflect catalysis by the protonated form, but metal coordination by the basic form cannot be excluded. [less ▲]

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 detailMuscle Fibre Type and Size, and Muscle Capillary Density in Young Double-Muscled Blue Belgian Cattle
Stavaux, D.; Art, Tatiana ULg; Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg et al

in Zentralblatt für Veterinarmedizin. Reihe A (1994), 41(3), 229-236

Bovine muscle biopsies were analysed for fiber type and capillary density by the acid ATP-ase and amylase-PAS methods respectively. Samples obtained from Belgian blue double muscled (DM) calves were ... [more ▼]

Bovine muscle biopsies were analysed for fiber type and capillary density by the acid ATP-ase and amylase-PAS methods respectively. Samples obtained from Belgian blue double muscled (DM) calves were compared for their fibre type, size and vascularization with samples from Friesian (F) calves. The animals were sampled both at 2 and 7 months of age. Changes in histochemical composition occurring with ageing, independently of the breed, and differences related to the muscle sampled by comparing biopsies obtained from the longissimus dorsi (LD) and gluteobiceps (GB) muscles in animals of both breed were also investigated. Independently of age and muscle, fibre type I percentage and area were significantly higher in F than in DM muscles. Type IIa area was significantly larger in F than in DM, while fibre type IIb percentage and area were higher in DM. The number of capillaries/mm2 was significantly higher in F than in DM. Fibre type IIa and IIb percentage as well as the diameter of the three fibre types was significantly higher in the oldest animals. Finally, independently of age and breed, fibre type I and IIb percentages were significantly higher in LD but lower in GB. The results mainly demonstrated that Belgian blue DM muscles present a higher proportion of IIb fibres and a lower capillary supply than F muscles. [less ▲]

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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 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 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 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 detailAnevrysme femoral superficiel rompu dans le cadre d'une neurofibromatose. A propos d'un cas
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Deprez, Manuel ULg; De Leval, Laurence ULg et al

in Journal des Maladies Vasculaires (1994), 19(1), 62-5

The authors observed the spontaneous rupture of a dysplastic superficial femoral artery in a 47 years old patient with Von Recklinghausen disease. The patient presents a gigantism of his right lower limb ... [more ▼]

The authors observed the spontaneous rupture of a dysplastic superficial femoral artery in a 47 years old patient with Von Recklinghausen disease. The patient presents a gigantism of his right lower limb. On angiography, the femoropopliteal axis is polyaneurysmal and there is evidence of rupture at mid-thigh. The diseased artery is excluded by interposition of a dacron prosthesis, with reimplantation of the deep femoral artery. Histology shows fibrohyalin thickening of the intima. Dysplasia of large limb arteries is excessively rare in Von Recklinghausen disease. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

in Réanimation (1994), 1

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

in Revue Générale (1994), 5

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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 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 detailEvaluation de la chimiorésistance de Plasmodium falciparum. Revue des tests in vitro: méthodologie, intérêts et limites
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg; Carme, Bernard

in Publications Médicales Africaines (1994), 129

The chloroquine-resistance of Plasmodium falciparum appeared first in Southeast Asia and South-America during the sixties. It reached further the african continent in 1977, through Kenya and Tanzania. In ... [more ▼]

The chloroquine-resistance of Plasmodium falciparum appeared first in Southeast Asia and South-America during the sixties. It reached further the african continent in 1977, through Kenya and Tanzania. In Africa, the front of the resistance spread from East to West, and now completely covers Black Africa with different degrees of resistance. Rapidly, "in vivo" and "in vitro" tests were developped to assess the sensitivity of P. falciparum strains against the different antimalarial drugs. This paper is a review of existing "in vitro" and "in vivo" tests with their interest and limits. [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 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 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 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 detailDe réels progrès ont-ils été faits dans le traitement de l'ostéoporose ?
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; DEROISY, Rita ULg; Franchimont, P

in Les Nouvelles de Rhumatologie (1994), 4

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See 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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Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Delvaux, A.

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

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See detailCationic and secretory effects of BPDZ 44 and diazoxide in rat pancreatic islets
Antoine, M.-H.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Hermann, M. et al

in Experientia (1994), 50

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

in Behavioural Processes (1994), 32

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See detailImmunological detection of beta-galactosidase-expressing cells by flow cytometry
Vanderplasschen, Alain ULg; Goltz, M.; Hanon, E.

in Biochemica (1994), 3

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See detailStereoselective syntheses of cyclopropane derivatives from γ-alkoxy-α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and methylene transfer reagents
Krief, Alain; Dumont, Willy; Lecomte, Philippe ULg

in Polish Journal of Chemistry (1994), 68

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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 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 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 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 detailQue peut-on attendre des marqueurs immunohistochimiques du mélanome?
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Nouvelles Dermatologiques (1994), 13

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See detailSequence-Analysis Of A 40-Kb Dna Fragment From Chromosome-X Of Saccharomyces-Cerevisiae
Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Bolle, Pa.; Dion, C. 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 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 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 detailLiège vue par une géographe
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Cahiers de Clio (1994), (120), 5-16

Présentation générale de Liège

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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 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 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 detailCytochemical and immunocytochemical study of coiled bodies in different cultured cell lines.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in Chromosoma (1994), 103(4), 268-76

We analyzed by different cytochemical and immunocytochemical approaches the biochemical compositon of coiled bodies in three different cultured cell lines. Coiled bodies are stained by the AgNOR staining ... [more ▼]

We analyzed by different cytochemical and immunocytochemical approaches the biochemical compositon of coiled bodies in three different cultured cell lines. Coiled bodies are stained by the AgNOR staining method and by the EDTA regressive staining method preferential for ribonucleoprotein (RNP). Using the in situ polyadenylate nucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique or anti-RNA antibodies, we decisively demonstrated the presence of appreciable amounts of RNA in coiled bodies. Neither the in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique nor anti-DNA antibodies revealed any DNA in coiled bodies. Coiled bodies thus appear as distinct regions of cell nuclei involved in some steps of RNA metabolism but not directly in RNA synthesis. Their relationships with the dense fibrillar component of the nucleolus and with interchromatin granule clusters are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailA Partial Approach To Model Checking
Godefroid, Patrice; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Information & Computation (1994), 110(2), 305--326

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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 detailFluid transfer in anorthosites and related rocks from Rogaland (Southwest Norway): Evidence from stable isotopes
Wilmart, Edith; Pineau, Françoise; Réjou-Michel, A. et al

in Earth & Planetary Science Letters (1994), 125

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See detailComparison of 125I and 3H testosterone radioimmunoassay methods in bovine serum
Miklos, M.; Renaville, Robert ULg; Tözser, J.

in Klin Kiserl Lab Med (1994), 22

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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 detailExpected returns and volatility in european stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in International Review of Economics and Finance (1994), 3(1), 45-56

The type of return generating process we test here on three European markets are GARCH and AR-GARCH in mean models with innovations that have either normal or student-t densities with time dependant ... [more ▼]

The type of return generating process we test here on three European markets are GARCH and AR-GARCH in mean models with innovations that have either normal or student-t densities with time dependant variances. These models are appealing in that they estimate time varying volatility in disturbances of stock returns series and ex-ante relationship between stock returns and volatility. Our results indicate that there is no statistically significant coefficient estimates for the volatility in the mean equation and that variance might not be appropriate as a measure of risk. Other proxies for risk should then be searched for. [less ▲]

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See detailUn formalisme unique peut-il décrire les phénomènes acoustiques et lumineux ?
Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Bulletin d'Acoustique (1994), 16

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See detailLe Christ de Wavreumont
Van den Bossche, Benoît ULg

in Folklore. Stavelot – Malmedy – Saint-Vith (1994), 55

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See detailTechnical Efficiency and Productivity Growth in an Era of Deregulation: the Case of Airlines
Distexhe, Véronique; Perelman, Sergio ULg

in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Revue Suisse d'Economie Politique et de Statistique (1994), (130), 669-689

In this paper we measure technical efficiency and productivity gains in airline activities. Non-parametric frontiers and Malmquist indices of productivity are estimated for thirty-three airlines observed ... [more ▼]

In this paper we measure technical efficiency and productivity gains in airline activities. Non-parametric frontiers and Malmquist indices of productivity are estimated for thirty-three airlines observed over the period 1977-1988. We identify three sources of growth: technological progress, efficiency change and route network characteristics. The results bring to light the reasons that pushed several airlines to merge when markets were deregulated. [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 detailAnalysis of the penA gene of Pseudomonas cepacia 249.
Joris, Bernard ULg; Galleni, Moreno ULg; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (1994), 38(2), 407-8

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See detailA common system controls the induction of very different genes. The class-A beta-lactamase of Proteus vulgaris and the enterobacterial class-C beta-lactamase.
Datz, M; Joris, Bernard ULg; Azab, E A et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1994), 226(1), 149-57

Among the Enterobacteriaceae, Proteus vulgaris is exceptional in the inducible production of a 29-kDa beta-lactamase (cefuroximase) with an unusually high activity towards the beta-lactamase-stable ... [more ▼]

Among the Enterobacteriaceae, Proteus vulgaris is exceptional in the inducible production of a 29-kDa beta-lactamase (cefuroximase) with an unusually high activity towards the beta-lactamase-stable oximino-cephalosporins (e.g. cefuroxime and cefotaxime). Sequencing of the corresponding gene, cumA, showed that the derived CumA beta-lactamase belonged to the molecular class A. The structural gene was under the direct control of gene cumR, which was transcribed backwards and whose initiation codon was 165 bp away from that of the beta-lactamase gene. This resembled the arrangement of structural and regulator genes ampC and ampR of the 39-kDa molecular-class-C beta-lactamase AmpC present in many enterobacteria. Moreover, cloned genes ampD and ampG for negative modulation and signal transduction of AmpC beta-lactamase induction, respectively, were also able to restore constitutively CumA overproducing and non-inducible P. vulgaris mutants to the inducible, wild-type phenotype. The results indicate that controls of the induction phenomena are equivalent for the CumA and AmpC beta-lactamase. Very different structural genes can thus be under the control of identical systems. [less ▲]

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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 detailStatistical properties of daily returns : evidence from european stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (1994), 21(2), 271-282

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