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See detailAdhesion and costimulatory molecules on human FDC in vitro.
Tsunoda, R.; Heinen, Ernst ULg; Imai, Y. et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1995), 378

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See detailVaricella-zoster virus gene regulation
Piette, Jacques ULg; Defechereux, Patricia; Baudoux, Laurence et al

in Neurology (1995), 45(12, suppl. 8), 23-27

The varicella-zoster virus genome contains 71 open reading frames (ORFs), five of which (ORF62, ORF4, ORF63, ORF61, and ORF10) encode regulatory proteins. ORF62 codes for the major immediate early protein ... [more ▼]

The varicella-zoster virus genome contains 71 open reading frames (ORFs), five of which (ORF62, ORF4, ORF63, ORF61, and ORF10) encode regulatory proteins. ORF62 codes for the major immediate early protein of the virus exhibiting DNA-binding and regulatory functions. This protein, localized in the cell nucleus, is a functional homologue to ICP4 of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). It trans-activates several varicella-zoster virus promoters of the various gene classes and autoregulates its own expression. ORF4 protein activates gene promoters provided they have basal activities, but it is not a functional homologue of HSV-1 ICP27. Gene regulation activity appears to be linked to its cysteine-rich C-terminal region. ORF63 codes for an immediate early protein mainly located in the cell nucleus. The regulatory functions it performs are still unclear. ORF61 protein is the functional homologue of HSV-1 ICPO. Its N-terminal region exhibits a RING domain responsible for trans-activating and trans-repressing activities. ORF10 protein exhibits similarities with HSV-1 VP16 and activates the ORF62 promoter. [less ▲]

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See detailResponses to mCPP stimulation in depressed patients.
Pitchot, William ULg; Ansseau, Marc ULg; Gonzalez Moreno, A. et al

in American Journal of Psychiatry (The) (1995), 152(12), 18341834-5

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See detailAn early origin of plastids within the cyanobacterial divergence is suggested by evolutionary trees based on complete 16S rRNA sequences
Nelissen, Bart; Van De Peer, Yves; Wilmotte, Annick ULg et al

in Molecular Biology and Evolution (1995), 12

It is generally accepted that the plastids arose from a cyanobacterial ancestor, but the exact phylogenetic relationships between cyanobacteria and plastids are still controversial. Most studies based on ... [more ▼]

It is generally accepted that the plastids arose from a cyanobacterial ancestor, but the exact phylogenetic relationships between cyanobacteria and plastids are still controversial. Most studies based on partial 16S rRNA sequences suggested a relatively late origin of plastids within the cyanobacterial divergence. In order to clarify the exact relationship and divergence order of cyanobacteria and plastids, we studied their phylogeny on the basis of nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences. The data set comprised 15 strains of cyanobacteria from different morphological groups, 1 prochlorophyte, and plastids belonging to 8 species of plants and 12 species of diverse algae. This set included three cyanobacterial sequences determined in this study. This is the most comprehensive set of complete cyanobacterial and plastidial 16S rRNA sequences used so far. Phylogenetic trees were constructed using neighbor joining and maximum parsimony, and the reliability of the tree topologies was tested by different methods. Our results suggest an early origin of plastids within the cyanobacterial divergence, preceded only by the divergence of two cyanobacterial genera, Gloeobacter and Pseudanabaena. [less ▲]

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See detailVaricella-zoster virus gene 63 encodes an immediate-early protein that is abundantly expressed during latency
Debrus, Serge; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg et al

in Journal of Virology (1995), 69(5), 3240-3245

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) gene 63 encodes a protein with a predicted molecular mass of 30.5 kDa which has amino acid similarities with the immediate-early (IE) protein 22 (ICP-22) of herpes simplex ... [more ▼]

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) gene 63 encodes a protein with a predicted molecular mass of 30.5 kDa which has amino acid similarities with the immediate-early (IE) protein 22 (ICP-22) of herpes simplex virus type 1. In order to study the expression of this protein during lytic and latent infection, gene 63 was cloned in frame and downstream from the glutathione-S-transferase gene, expressed as a fusion protein, and purified. In VZV-infected Vero cells, antibodies directed against this protein detect two polypeptides of 45 and 38 kDa which are localized both in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus. Using a sequential combination of transcription and protein synthesis inhibitors (actinomycin D and cycloheximide, respectively), we demonstrated the immediate-early nature of this protein, which can thus be named IE63. Using a rat model of VZV latency, we showed that IE63 is heavily expressed, essentially in neurons, during latency. IE63 can also be detected in the skin of patients showing early herpes zoster symptoms. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of monoclonal antibodies against stromelysin-3 and their use to evaluate stromelysin-3 levels in breast carcinoma by semi-quantitative immunohistochemistry
Santavicca, M.; Noël, Agnès ULg; Chenard, M. P. et al

in International Journal of Cancer = Journal International du Cancer (1995), 64(5), 336-341

Stromelysin-3 (ST3) is a matrix metalloproteinase which is expressed in fibroblastic cells of most human invasive carcinomas and represents a potential new prognostic indicator. Expression of recombinant ... [more ▼]

Stromelysin-3 (ST3) is a matrix metalloproteinase which is expressed in fibroblastic cells of most human invasive carcinomas and represents a potential new prognostic indicator. Expression of recombinant ST3 forms in Escherichia coli from cDNA constructs indicated that high levels of expression were achieved when the ST3 pro-domain was deleted. The putative mature form of ST3 thus produced and recovered from bacterial inclusion bodies was used to prepare monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against ST3 by immunization of BALB/C mice. Ten hybridomas producing MAbs against ST3 were obtained and analyzed for their ability to detect endogenous ST3 in breast cancer and in conditioned media from human fibroblasts. One of these MAbs (5ST-4A9) was found to be suitable for the routine detection of ST3 on breast cancer tissue sections, thus opening the possibility to evaluate ST3 prognostic value in breast cancer using semi-quantitative immunohistochemistry [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of the Clozapine Structure Increases Its Selectivity for the Dopamine D4 Receptor
Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Bruhwyler, J.; Damas, Jacques ULg et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology (1995), 273(3), 1-3

Clozapine has a more marked affinity for the recently cloned dopamine D4 receptor than for the dopamine D2 receptor. In the search for a selective ligand for the dopamine D4 receptor, useful as a ... [more ▼]

Clozapine has a more marked affinity for the recently cloned dopamine D4 receptor than for the dopamine D2 receptor. In the search for a selective ligand for the dopamine D4 receptor, useful as a pharmacological tool or as a potent atypical antipsychotic, a pyridobenzodiazepine derivative bioisoster of clozapine, JL 18, 8-methyl-6-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-11H-pyrido [2,3-b][1,4]benzodiazepine, was found to be the most dopamine D4-selective ligand belonging to the diarylazepine class. Indeed, JL 18 binds to the dopamine D4 receptor with affinity up to 25 times superior to that for the dopamine D2 receptor and presents reduced affinities for other receptors. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunohistochemical identification of varicella-zoster virus gene 63-encoded protein (IE63) and late (gE) protein on smears and cutaneous biopsies: implications for diagnostic use.
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Debrus, S.; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg et al

in Journal of Medical Virology (1995), 47(4), 342-7

Early and specific recognition of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is of vital concern in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of histochemical ... [more ▼]

Early and specific recognition of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is of vital concern in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of histochemical and immunohistochemical identification of the VZV ORF63 encoded protein (IE63) and of the VZV late protein gE on smears and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded skin sections taken from lesions clinically diagnosed as varicella (n = 15) and herpes zoster (n = 51). Microscopic examinations of Tzanck smears and skin sections yielded a diagnostic accuracy of Herpesviridae infections in 66.7% (10/15) and 92.3% (12/13) of varicella, and 74.4% (29/39) and 87.8% (43/49) of herpes zoster, respectively. Immunohistochemistry applied to varicella provided a type-specific virus diagnostic accuracy of 86.7% (13/15; IE63) and 100% (15/15; gE) on smears, and of 92.3% for both VZV proteins on skin sections. In herpes zoster, the diagnostic accuracy of immunohistochemistry reached 92.3% (36/39; IE63) and 94.9% (37/39; gE) on smears, and 91.7% (44/48; IE63) and 91.8% (45/49; gE) on skin sections. These findings indicate that the immunohistochemical detection of IE63 and gE on both smears and skin sections yields a higher specificity and sensitivity than standard microscopic assessments. [less ▲]

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See detailForbidden transitions of Astrophysical Interest in the 5pk (k=1-5) Configurations
Biémont, Emile ULg; Hansen, J. E.; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1995), 111

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See detailEmergence of the ZNF91 Kruppel-associated box-containing zinc finger gene family in the last common ancestor of anthropoidea
Bellefroid, Eric J.; Marine, Jean-Christophe; Matera, A Gregory et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1995), 92(23), 10757-61

The ZNF91 gene family, a subset of the Kruppel-associated box (KRAB)-containing group of zinc finger genes, comprises more than 40 loci; most reside on human chromosome 19p12-p13.1. We have examined the ... [more ▼]

The ZNF91 gene family, a subset of the Kruppel-associated box (KRAB)-containing group of zinc finger genes, comprises more than 40 loci; most reside on human chromosome 19p12-p13.1. We have examined the emergence and evolutionary conservation of the ZNF91 family. ZNF91 family members were detected in all species of great apes, gibbons, Old World monkeys, and New World monkeys examined but were not found in prosimians or rodents. In each species containing the ZNF91 family, the genes were clustered at one major site, on the chromosome(s) syntenic to human chromosome 19. To identify a putative "founder" gene, > 20 murine KRAB-containing zinc finger protein (ZFP) cDNAs were randomly cloned, but none showed sequence similarity to the ZNF91 genes. These observations suggest that the ZNF91 gene cluster is a derived character specific to Anthropoidea, resulting from a duplication and amplification event some 55 million years ago in the common ancestor of simians. Although the ZNF91 gene cluster is present in all simian species, the sequences of the human ZNF91 gene that confer DNA-binding specificity were conserved only in great apes, suggesting that there is not a high selective pressure to maintain the DNA targets of these proteins during evolution. [less ▲]

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See detailWest Gondwanan aspects of the Middle and Upper Devonian Miospore Zonation in North Africa and Brazil.
Loboziak, S; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (1995), 86

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See detailMacroarthropod-habitat relationships in oak forests in South Belgium. 1. Environments and communities
Branquart, E.; Kime, R. D.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg et al

in Pedobiologia (1995), 39(3), 243-263

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See detailGuianensine, a zwitterionic alkaloid from Strychnos guianensis
Quetin-Leclercq, Joëlle; Llabres, Gabriel ULg; Warin, Roger et al

in Phytochemistry (1995), 40(5), 1557-1560

The isolation and structure determination of an alkaloid isolated from the stem bark of Strychnos guianensis is described. Elucidation of its structure is based mainly on 1D and 2D NMR studies. The new ... [more ▼]

The isolation and structure determination of an alkaloid isolated from the stem bark of Strychnos guianensis is described. Elucidation of its structure is based mainly on 1D and 2D NMR studies. The new alkaloid has a zwitterionic asymmetrical bis-indole structure and is named guianensine. [less ▲]

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See detailAnatomie chirurgicale de la valvule aortique. Relations avec le corps fibreux central et le tissu de conduction
RADERMECKER, Marc ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(7), 286-8

L'anatomie intrinsèque de la valvule aortique est plus simple que celle des valvules auriculo-ventriculaires ; toutefois, de par sa situation anatomique centrale entre les valvules mitrale et tricuspide ... [more ▼]

L'anatomie intrinsèque de la valvule aortique est plus simple que celle des valvules auriculo-ventriculaires ; toutefois, de par sa situation anatomique centrale entre les valvules mitrale et tricuspide en arrière, les sigmoïdes pulmonaires en avant, la valvule aortique présente de multiples rapports qu'il convient de connaître. C'est l'ambition de cette revue que d'illustrer les relations de la valvule aortique avec les structures avoisinantes, de montrer la complexité de son attache à la jontion ventriculo-artérielle, et de rappeler comment sa géométrie très précise permet, en synergie avec les sinus de Valsalva, d'en optimaliser le fonctionnement hémodynamique. [less ▲]

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See detailGlageon: une coupe du Givetien en Avesnois (France). Sédimentologie, Coraux, géologie régionale, diagenèse
Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Coen-Aubert, M.; Mansy, J. L. et al

in Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie (1995), 103(1-2), 171-203

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See detailVariations temporelles de la phénologie et de la composition biochimique de la phanérogame marine Posidonia oceanica en baie de Calvi
Gobert, Sylvie ULg; Belkhiria, Samy; Dauby, Patrick ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1995), 64

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See detailInvolvement of MMP2 and MMP9 in the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
SakalihasanN, Natzi ULg; DELVENNE, Philippe ULg; Nusgens, Betty ULg et al

in Cell Biology International (1995), 19(3), 250-51

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See detailAminoglycoside Antibiotics Induce Aggregation But Not Fusion Of Negatively-Charged Liposomes
Vanbambeke, F.; Tulkens, Pm.; Brasseur, Robert ULg et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology-Molecular Pharmacology Section (1995), 289(2), 321-33

The binding of aminoglycoside antibiotics to acidic phospholipids of membranes is an essential step in the development of both their renal and auditory toxicities, which could be associated with critical ... [more ▼]

The binding of aminoglycoside antibiotics to acidic phospholipids of membranes is an essential step in the development of both their renal and auditory toxicities, which could be associated with critical modifications of the membrane properties. This work examines the capacity of aminoglycosides to induce membrane aggregation and fusion. Three techniques were used in parallel: (i) measurement of the dequenching rate of a lipid-soluble fluorescent probe (octadecylrhodamine B) incorporated at self-quenched concentration in membranes; (ii) measurement of the increase in the energy transfer between two fluorescent derivatives of phospholipids; and (iii) electron microscopy of negatively-stained replicas. The results were compared with those obtained with spermine (an aggregating polycation) and melittin (a fusogenic peptide). The three approaches indicate that aminoglycosides induce liposomes aggregation, but not fusion. Aggregation is related to the capacity of each drug studied to bind phosphatidylinositol, as evaluated by its energy of interaction with this acidic phospholipid, and to its toxic potential. Membrane aggregation occurring in vivo could therefore contribute to, or be a determinant of this toxicity, which could rationally be screened for new derivatives by the methods applied here. [less ▲]

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See detailPrediction Of The Antigenic Sites Of The Cystic-Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Protein By Molecular Modeling
Gallet, X.; Benhabiles, N.; Lewin, M. et al

in Protein Engineering (1995), 8(8), 829-34

Antibodies are powerful tools for studying the in situ localization and physiology of proteins. The prediction of epitopes by molecular modelling has been used successfully for the papilloma virus, and ... [more ▼]

Antibodies are powerful tools for studying the in situ localization and physiology of proteins. The prediction of epitopes by molecular modelling has been used successfully for the papilloma virus, and valuable antibodies have been raised [Muller et al. (1990) J. Gen. Virol., 71, 2709-2717]. We have improved the modelling approach to allow us to predict epitopes from the primary sequences of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. The procedure involves searching for fragments of primary sequences likely to make amphipathic secondary structures, which are hydrophilic enough to be at the surface of the folded protein and thus accessible to antibodies. Amphipathic helices were predicted using the methods of Berzofsky, Eisenberg and Jahnig. Their hydrophobic-hydrophilic interface was calculated and drawn, and used to predict the orientation of the helices at the surface of the native protein. Amino acids involved in turns were selected using the algorithm of Eisenberg. Tertiary structures were calculated using 'FOLDING', a software developed by R. Brasseur for the prediction of small protein structures [Brasseur (1995) J. Mol. Graphics, in press]. We selected sequences that folded as turns with at least five protruding polar residues. One important property of antibodies is selectivity. To optimize the selectivity of the raised antibodies, each sequence was screened for similarity (FASTA) to the protein sequence from several databanks. Ubiquitous sequences were discarded. This approach led to the identification of 13 potential epitopes in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator: seven helices and six loops. [less ▲]

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See detailLe rôle du plissement disharmonique dans la tectogenèse de l'allochtone ardennais
Mansy, J. L.; Meilliez, F.; Mercier, E. et al

in Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (1995), 3

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See detailLa traduction de textes religieux dans l'Egypte gréco-romaine
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (1995), 8

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See detailMémoire et imagerie mentale
Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Coyette, Françoise; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in Questions de Logopédie (1995), 31

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See detailLumière und der Augen-Blick
Belloi, Livio ULg

in KINtop : Jahrbuch zur Erforschung des frühen Films (1995), 4

Analyse de la pratique de la vue chez Lumière, envisagée dans sa double dimension spatiale et temporelle.

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See detailAutoimmunity following neonatal tolerance to alloantigens: role of donor I-A and I-E molecules
Kramar, G.; Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Berney, M. et al

in Journal of Autoimmunity (1995), 8

The injection of semi-allogeneic F1 spleen cells into newborn mice of a parental strain induces a state of immune tolerance characterized by anti-donor CTL unresponsiveness and the appearance of a ... [more ▼]

The injection of semi-allogeneic F1 spleen cells into newborn mice of a parental strain induces a state of immune tolerance characterized by anti-donor CTL unresponsiveness and the appearance of a transient SLE-like autoimmune syndrome associating autoantibody production, hypergammaglobulinemia, splenomegaly and glomerulonephritis. Our previous experiments have demonstrated that host Th2-like CD4+ T lymphocytes activate donor F1 B cells persisting in the host to produce autoantibodies, and that this cellular interaction relies on the presence of alloMHC class II molecules on donor B cells. In order to investigate the role and the involvement of MHC alloantigens in the cellular T(host)-B(donor) interaction, newborn C57BL/6 (B6) mice were injected with F1 spleen cells differing from the host at the level of defined portions of the MHC class I (K) or class II (I-A and I-E) molecules. B6 mice injected at birth with spleen cells from different F1 strains were tolerant to each alloantigen (alloAg) tested, as assessed by specific anti-donor CTL unresponsiveness. However, the SLE-like autoimmune syndrome only developed in B6 mice injected at birth with F1 spleen cells differing at the level of MHC class II I-A or I-E molecules. Autoantibodies appeared later in B6 mice neonatally tolerized to I-E alloAg than those detected in B6 mice neonatally tolerized to I-A alloAg. These results show that the SLE-like autoimmune disease that develops concomitantly to neonatally-induced tolerance to alloAg is the consequence of cognate T host-B donor cellular interactions triggered by even minute differences in the MHC class II I-A or MHC class II I-E molecules [less ▲]

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See detailLes Coléoptères Carabidae (Coleoptera) de la Réserve Naturelle du Pré des Forges à Mirwart
Waeyenbergh, M.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg; Lebrun, Philippe

in Bulletin en Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie (1995), 131

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See detailPerformance of Belgian hospitals: a frontier approach
Fecher-Bourgeois, Fabienne ULg; Bosmans, Nathalie

in Health Economics (1995), 4,5(Sep-oct 1995), 389-397

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See detailSurgery for Occlusive Renal Artery Disease: Immediate and Long-Term Results
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Lombet, P.; Creemers, Etienne ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1995), 95(1, Jan-Feb), 1-10

A retrospective study is presented concerning 115 patients submitted to renal artery surgery from 1978 to 1990, and observed during 2 to 15 years. Included are 69 men and 46 women, aged 14 to 84 years ... [more ▼]

A retrospective study is presented concerning 115 patients submitted to renal artery surgery from 1978 to 1990, and observed during 2 to 15 years. Included are 69 men and 46 women, aged 14 to 84 years (mean: 58.8 years). The underlying occlusive arterial disease was atherosclerosis in 87 patients, fibromuscular dysplasia in 21, and miscellaneous causes in 7 cases. One hundred and one patients (88%) were hypertensive. Some degree of impaired renal excretory function (serum creatinine level above 16 mg/l) was present in 30% (n = 42) of the patients, whereas 11 patients had severe renal insufficiency (creatinemia above 30 mg/l). Primary nephrectomy was performed in 11 patients as sole procedure and was associated with contralateral revascularization in another 9 patients. A variety of types of arterial reconstruction was performed, although more than half of the procedures were aortorenal bypass grafts. Bilateral procedures were performed in 19 cases. Simultaneous extrarenal operations included aortic reconstruction (n = 43), mesenteric arterial repair (n = 8), and carotid endarterectomy (n = 5). Operative mortality (9/115, 7.8%) varied considerably between the subgroups: 4% for group I (hypertension alone, n = 73), 15% for group II (renal impairment with or without hypertension, n = 34), and 12.5% for group III (acute renal failure, n = 8). There were 3 late non procedure-related in-hospital deaths. Preoperative renal insufficiency was the only independent predictive risk factor for operative death. The procedure was curative or led to improved blood pressure control in 79% (80/101) of hypertensive patients. The response rate was better for recent onset hypertension, compared to long-standing hypertension. Of the 42 azotemic patients, 78% had a benefit (improvement in 50%, stabilization in 28%) of renal revascularization. Associated longstanding hypertension had a negative prognostic value. Sequential clinical and functional follow-up evaluations are available on 99 of the 103 surviving patients. Cumulative 5-year survival is 87%. Cardiovascular causes account for most (11/15) of the late deaths.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiologie et physiopathologie du facteur d'activation plaquettaire et perspectives thérapeutiques de ses antagonistes
Van de Weerdt, ML; Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1995), 139

Le facteur d'activation plaquettaire (PAF) est un phospholipide dérivé de l'acide arachidonique dont la particularité est d'activer l'agrégation et la dégranulation des plaquettes. Le PAF est également un ... [more ▼]

Le facteur d'activation plaquettaire (PAF) est un phospholipide dérivé de l'acide arachidonique dont la particularité est d'activer l'agrégation et la dégranulation des plaquettes. Le PAF est également un puissant médiateur de l'inflammation sécrété par de multiples cellules. Il est capable de moduler et d'amplifier la cascade de l'inflammation. Ce travail de synthèse expose dans sa première partie, le processus de biosynthèse du PAF ainsi que le rôle qu'il joue dans le rétrocontrôle ou l'amplification de la cascade de l'inflammation. Dans la seconde partie, l'accent est mis sur la physiopathologie du PAF et cela plus particulièrement pour les systèmes respiratoire et cardiovasculaire. Enfin, les antagonistes du PAF les plus couramment utilisés sont repris dans un tableau où figurent l'espèce étudiée ainsi que les améliorations cliniques obtenues. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication Of The Quasi-Static Mode Of The Drop Volume Technique To The Determination Of Fundamental Surfactant Properties
Razafindralambo, Hary ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Delhaye, Sylvie et al

in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (1995), 174(2), 373-377

The quasi-static mode of the drop volume technique has been applied for determining the equilibrium surface tension-concentration (σe-c) curves of ionic (SDS, CTAB) zwitterionic (CHAPS), and nonionic ... [more ▼]

The quasi-static mode of the drop volume technique has been applied for determining the equilibrium surface tension-concentration (σe-c) curves of ionic (SDS, CTAB) zwitterionic (CHAPS), and nonionic (Triton X-100) surfactants. The experimental values have been fitted in two parts by the best polynomial and straight-line equations. Determination coefficients (R2) higher than 0.98 were achieved for all σe-c curves. The critical micelle concentration (CMC) and surface tension at the CMC have been calculated at the intersection point of the two fitted curves. The results conform with those found in the literature. The polynomial equation derivative at the CMC was used in the Gibbs equation to calculate the maximum surface excess concentration and the corresponding molecular area. The space required per molecule under saturation conditions is in agreement with the surfactant structures. A comparison with the Wilhelmy-plate method was also made. It is concluded that the quasi-static drop volume method provides accurate results and presents many practical advantages. [less ▲]

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See detailRecent advances in ring-opening polymerization of lactones and related compounds
Lögfren, Anders; Albertsson, Ann-Christine; Dubois, Philippe ULg et al

in Journal of Macromolecular Science - Reviews in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics (1995), C35(3), 379-418

Polyesters are currently synthesized by a step-growth mechanism from a mixture of a diol and a diacid (or a diacid derivative), or from a hydroxy-acid when available. Ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of ... [more ▼]

Polyesters are currently synthesized by a step-growth mechanism from a mixture of a diol and a diacid (or a diacid derivative), or from a hydroxy-acid when available. Ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of lactones and related compounds is an alternative method for the synthesis of aliphatic polyesters. Comparison of these two mechanisms is clearly in favor of the polyaddition process. The drawbacks of polycondensation are well known:high temperatures and long reaction times are required to produce high-molecular-weight chains. Even though conversion of the hydroxyl and acid group is close to completion, any departure from the reaction stoichiometry has a very detrimental effect on the chain length. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of learning tasks proposed within a volleyball teaching unit in secondary education. Comparison between two teachers differentiated by their expertise
Cloes, Marc ULg; Lapierre, Annick; Piéron, Maurice

in International VolleyTech (1995), 4

School physical education focussed on the harmonious development of the individual's various components - namely his motor, cognitive, affective and social dimensions. Within the French-speaking Community ... [more ▼]

School physical education focussed on the harmonious development of the individual's various components - namely his motor, cognitive, affective and social dimensions. Within the French-speaking Community of Belgium, as in many other regions in the world, the practive of voleyball comes within the activities proposed in the physical education programme of secondary education. The analysis of activites put forward by physical education teachers shows that volayball is the most practised collective sport in secondary education... [less ▲]

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See detailFurther new lichen species producing campylidia or complex conidiomata
Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg

in Bibliotheca Lichenologica (1995), 58

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See detailLa classification fonctionnelle des dysfonctions de la valvule mitrale selon Carpentier
RADERMECKER, Marc ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(7), 292-4

Pour aborder le traitement chirurgical de la valvule mitrale autrement, c'est-à-dire par une réparation valvulaire comme alternative raisonnable au remplacement sytématique, il faut recourir à une ... [more ▼]

Pour aborder le traitement chirurgical de la valvule mitrale autrement, c'est-à-dire par une réparation valvulaire comme alternative raisonnable au remplacement sytématique, il faut recourir à une classfication fonctionnelle des dysfonctions mitrales. Cette classification, établie par Carpentier (1, 2) regroupe les dysfonctions valvulaire mitrales en trois rubriques : a) le type caractérisé par des mouvements valvulaires normaux, b) le type 2, équivalent au prolapsus valvulaire, c) le type 3, correspondant à la restriction des mouvements valvulaires. Cette approche nouvelle postule, en outre, qu'une affection valvulaire n'est parfaitement définie que lorsqu'on en connaît l'étiologie, les lésions et les dysfonctions. L'utilisation de cette méthode analytique (qui a l'avantage de la simplicité et de la clarté) permet au chirurgien de réparer la valvule mitrale en adaptant à chaque dysfonction une correction appropriée et, par l'application de règles, d'obtenir des résultats reproductibles (3-6). [less ▲]

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See detailUse of shelter by grazing bulls: effect of climatic factors
Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Sheri, R. et al

in Animal Science (1995), 60

The time spent under a shelter by eight grazing fattening bulls of the Belgian Blue breed in each of 3 years consecutively for a total of 48 days was recorded using a time-lapse recorder with infrared ... [more ▼]

The time spent under a shelter by eight grazing fattening bulls of the Belgian Blue breed in each of 3 years consecutively for a total of 48 days was recorded using a time-lapse recorder with infrared illumination. During one grazing period, data were collected over 35 days (experiment 1). Observations were divided into 166 h with rain (20%) and 674 h without precipitation (80%). The average occupation rates were 15.4 (s.e. 29.1)% for the hours with rain and 4.5 (s.e. 14.8)% for the hours without precipitation (P < 0.001). The effect of intensity and duration of rain on the occupation rate was significant from 0.4 l/m(2) or from 2 h. Experiment 2 (13 days of observation) examined the influence of temperature and solar radiation on the use of shelter. The occupation rates were 21 (s.e. 23)% during the daylight hours (07.00 to 19.00 h), 6 (s.e. 8)% during the night (19.00 to 07.00 h) and 14 (s.e. 14)% during a 24-h period. The occupation rate between 07.00 and 19.00 h was significantly correlated to the mean daily temperature (r = 0.75), the maximum daily temperature (r = 0.86) and the direct solar radiation time (r = 0.60). When the maximum daily temperature exceeded 20 degrees C, the use of the shelter increased from 10 to 49% of the daylight hours. There was no significant difference between the live-weight gains of animals from the observed group and those of other bulls on an adjacent pasture without shelter. Nevertheless, these observations suggest that a shelter may improve the welfare of grazing cattle. [less ▲]

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See detailMigraine and cluster headache--their management with sumatriptan: a critical review of the current clinical experience.
Wilkinson, M.; Pfaffenrath, V.; Schoenen, Jean ULg et al

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1995), 15(5), 337-57

Sumatriptan is a potent and selective agonist at the vascular 5HT1 receptor which mediates constriction of certain large cranial blood vessels and/or inhibits the release of vasoactive neuropeptides from ... [more ▼]

Sumatriptan is a potent and selective agonist at the vascular 5HT1 receptor which mediates constriction of certain large cranial blood vessels and/or inhibits the release of vasoactive neuropeptides from perivascular trigeminal axons in the dura mater following activation of the trigeminovascular system. The mode of action of this drug in migraine and cluster headache is discussed. On the basis of a detailed review of all published trials and available data from post-marketing studies, the efficacy, safety, tolerability and the place of oral and subcutaneous sumatriptan in the treatment of both conditions are assessed. A number of double-blind clinical trials have demonstrated that sumatriptan 100 mg administered orally is clearly superior to placebo in the acute treatment of migraine headache and achieves significantly greater response rates than ergotamine or aspirin. In other studies, 70 to 80% of patients receiving sumatriptan 6 mg sc experienced relief of migraine headaches by 1 or 2 h after administration, and patients consistently required less rescue medication for unresolved symptoms. Sumatriptan was also effective in relieving associated migraine symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Sumatriptan was equally effective regardless of migraine type or duration of migraine symptoms. Overall, approximately 40% of patients who initially responded to oral or subcutaneous sumatriptan experienced recurrence of their headache usually within 24 h, effectively treated by a further dose of this drug. In 75% of patients with cluster headache treated with sumatriptan 6 mg sc, relief was achieved within 15 min. Based on pooled study data, sumatriptan is generally well tolerated and most adverse events are transient. Adverse events following oral administration include nausea, vomiting, malaise, fatigue and dizziness. With the subcutaneous injection, injection site reactions occur in approximately 30%. Chest syumptoms are reported in 3 to 5% but have been associated with myocardial ischaemia only in rare isolated cases. The recommended dosage of sumatriptan at the onset of migraine symptoms is 100 mg orally or 6 mg subcutaneously. The recommended dosage for cluster headache is 6 mg sumatriptan sc. Sumatriptan must not be given together with vasoconstrictive substances, e.g., ergotamines, or with migraine prophylactics with similar properties, e.g., methysergide. Sumatriptan should not be given during the migraine aura. It is contraindicated in patients with ischaemic heart disease, previous myocardial infarction, Prinzmetal (variant) angina and uncontrolled hypertension. [less ▲]

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See detailAvoided resonance overlapping beyond the energy independent formalism. I. Vibrational predissociation
Desouter, Michèle ULg; Liévin, Jacques; Brems, Vincent

in Journal of Chemical Physics (1995), 103

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See detailEffects of an enriched environment on subsequent fear reactions of lambs and their mothers.
Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Bouissou, Marie-France

in Applied Animal Behaviour Science (1995), 44

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See detailNotice sur Marcel Migeotte
Biémont, Emile ULg

in Annuaire de l'Académie Royale de Belgique (1995)

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See detailBronchial hyperresponsiveness in active coke-oven workers.
Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg; Bury, Thierry ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg et al

in Archives of Public Health (1995), 53

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See detailA comparative study of quantitative shape analysis techniques in sedimentology
Pirard, Eric ULg; Hoyez, Bernard

in Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie. Teil I, Allgemeine, Angewandte, Regionale und Historische Geologie (1995), 1(H11/12), 1061-1066

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See detailLa coarctation de l'aorte isthmique (a l'exception des urgences néonatales)
Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(7), 298-304

Même quand elle est une lésion isolée, la CA est une maladie grave qui altère l'espérance de vie. Les causes de mortalité sont les complications liées à l'hypertension, la rupture spontanée au niveau des ... [more ▼]

Même quand elle est une lésion isolée, la CA est une maladie grave qui altère l'espérance de vie. Les causes de mortalité sont les complications liées à l'hypertension, la rupture spontanée au niveau des dilatations pré- et poststénotiques, au niveau des intercostales, et les anévrysmes disséquants. Le traitement chirurgical, par résection-anastomose ou interposition de greffe, introduit il y a plus de 50 ans, est obéré d'une mortalité faible chez l'adulte (1,3 %). Il ne normalise pas toutefois l'espérance de vie du patient opéré, qui reste un patient à haut risque. Les complications tardives sont proportionnelles à l'importance de l'hypertension préopératoire et à l'âge du patient au moment de l'opération. La guérison de l'hypertension est mieux assurée si le patient a été opéré dans l'enfance. Le taux de resténose est élevé pour les CA opérées avant l'âge de deux ans. Un suivi cardio-vasculaire est indispensable chez tout opéré. [less ▲]

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See detailLa thrombose veineuse profonde des membres supérieurs. Revue de la littérature. A propos d'un cas de syndrome de Paget-Schrotter
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Remy, D.; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(8), 336-46

Un cas de thrombose veineuse profonde (TVP) du membre supérieur survenue dans le contexte d'un effort chez un sujet jeune (syndrome de Paget-Schrötter) est présenté. La TVP des membres supérieurs présente ... [more ▼]

Un cas de thrombose veineuse profonde (TVP) du membre supérieur survenue dans le contexte d'un effort chez un sujet jeune (syndrome de Paget-Schrötter) est présenté. La TVP des membres supérieurs présente des caractéristiques étiologiques et physiopathologiques différentes de celles de la TVP des membres inférieurs. On distingue des phlébites primaires et secondaires. La phlébite primaire survient généralement chez des sujets plus jeunes, et une notion d'effort est fréquemment retrouvée. Les phlébites secondaires s'observent dans différentes circonstances: mise en place de cathéters ou de sonde de pacemaker, affections néoplasiques, troubles de l'hémostase... Certaines controverses thérapeutiques existent, et, notamment, sur la nécessité de recourir ou non à la fibrinolyse et, dans les phlébites d'effort qui rentrent dans un contexte de syndrome du défilé costo-claviculaire, sur l'utilité de proposer un traitement chirurgical, en vue de lever la compression extrinsèque et/ou de reperméabiliser la veine. [less ▲]

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See detailLa climatologie comme facteur modifiant du projet urbain
Dupagne, Albert ULg; Leclercq, Pierre ULg

in Publications de l'Association Internationale de Climatologie (1995), 8

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See detailAnalyse critique de l'utilisation d'un appareil isocinétique
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg

in Journal de Traumatologie du Sport (1995), 12

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See detailResults of an Exclusion Technique for Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Marnette, J.M.; CREEMERS, Etienne ULg; TROTTEUR, Geneviève ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Surgery (1995), 3(1), 26-9

An exclusion technique for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm was used in six patients considered to be at high operative risk mainly because of chronic pulmonary disease. There were no deaths or ... [more ▼]

An exclusion technique for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm was used in six patients considered to be at high operative risk mainly because of chronic pulmonary disease. There were no deaths or immediate major complications. Thrombosis of the aneurysm was achieved in four of the six patients. However, in three cases, repeated percutaneous embolization was required to produce thrombosis. One patient developed a secondary rupture of a persisting infrarenal sac resulting from a patent inferior mesenteric artery. This patient was successfully managed by ligature of the infrarenal portion of the abdominal aorta through a median laparotomy. This study emphasizes the limits and the risks of the exclusion technique. [less ▲]

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See detailIsolated Atherosclerotic Aneurysms of the Iliac Arteries
Desiron, Quentin ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg; Sakalihasan, Natzi ULg et al

in Annals of Vascular Surgery (1995), 9(Suppl), 62-6

Atherosclerotic aneurysms limited to the iliac arteries are rare and entail a high risk of rupture. To evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic surgery, we retrospectively studied 15 patients (13 men and two ... [more ▼]

Atherosclerotic aneurysms limited to the iliac arteries are rare and entail a high risk of rupture. To evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic surgery, we retrospectively studied 15 patients (13 men and two women; mean age 69 years) treated for isolated iliac aneurysms in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital of Liege over a period of 18 years. They had a total of 25 aneurysms (20 common iliac and five internal iliac). Six patients were treated electively and nine on an emergency basis for rupture. Five of the emergency patients (33%) died in the early postoperative period (< 30 days); in each case the aneurysm had ruptured and an emergency operation was performed (55.5% mortality in the ruptured iliac aneurysm group). On the other hand, all patients treated electively survived. Our study is comparable to other recent series in the literature, which also reported a high incidence of rupture and death in emergency operations. Prophylactic elective surgery is recommended for iliac aneurysms. [less ▲]

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See detailGlucose handling, diabetes and ageing.
Paolisso, G.; Scheen, André ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in Hormone Research (1995), 43(1-3), 52-7

The relationship between ageing and glucose homeostasis is still an open debate. In fact, the mechanisms by which glucose metabolism is progressively impaired with increasing age are not completely ... [more ▼]

The relationship between ageing and glucose homeostasis is still an open debate. In fact, the mechanisms by which glucose metabolism is progressively impaired with increasing age are not completely understood. In the present report we have reviewed the possible mechanisms (impaired insulin secretion and action, role of the environmental factors) which may lead to the impairment in glucose handling associated with ageing. We also point out that not all aged subjects are glucose intolerant; in fact, it has been suggested that only those aged subjects who present more than one pathological finding do in fact develop impaired glucose handling. [less ▲]

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See detailCloning of an SNF2/SWI2-related protein that binds specifically to the SPH motifs of the SV40 enhancer and to the HIV-1 promoter.
Sheridan, P. L.; Schorpp, M.; Voz, Marianne ULg et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1995), 270(9), 4575-87

We have isolated a human cDNA clone encoding HIP116, a protein that binds to the SPH repeats of the SV40 enhancer and to the TATA/inhibitor region of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 promoter. The ... [more ▼]

We have isolated a human cDNA clone encoding HIP116, a protein that binds to the SPH repeats of the SV40 enhancer and to the TATA/inhibitor region of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 promoter. The predicted HIP116 protein is related to the yeast SNF2/SWI2 transcription factor and to other members of this extended family and contains seven domains similar to those found in the vaccinia NTP1 ATPase. Interestingly, HIP116 also contains a C3HC4 zinc-binding motif (RING finger) interspersed between the ATPase motifs in an arrangement similar to that found in the yeast RAD5 and RAD16 proteins. The HIP116 amino terminus is unique among the members of this family, and houses a specific DNA-binding domain. Antiserum raised against HIP116 recognizes a 116-kDa nuclear protein in Western blots and specifically supershifts SV40 and HIV-1 protein-DNA complexes in gel shift experiments. The binding site for HIP116 on the SV40 enhancer directly overlaps the site for TEF-1, and like TEF-1, binding of HIP116 to the SV40 enhancer is destroyed by mutations that inhibit SPH enhancer activity in vivo. Purified fractions of HIP116 display strong ATPase activity that is preferentially stimulated by SPH DNA and can be inhibited specifically by antibodies to HIP116. These findings suggest that HIP116 might affect transcription, directly or indirectly, by acting as a DNA binding site-specific ATPase. [less ▲]

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See detailAbility of Bronchodilators to Prevent Bovine Experimental Respiratory Distress
Genicot, Bruno; Lambert, Philippe ULg; Votion, Dominique ULg et al

in Veterinary Research (1995), 26(4), 276-283

This cross-over trial involving 6 Blue Belgian double-muscled calves aimed to investigate whether ipratropium bromide inhaled alone or in combination with clenbuterol hydrochloride could prevent the ... [more ▼]

This cross-over trial involving 6 Blue Belgian double-muscled calves aimed to investigate whether ipratropium bromide inhaled alone or in combination with clenbuterol hydrochloride could prevent the dramatic clinical and pulmonary disturbances that are observed during an experimentally induced bronchoconstriction. Inhaled bronchodilators significantly influenced the clinical and functional responses of bovines subjected to a 5-hydroxytryptamine perfusion. However, despite a mean (standard error) wash-out period of 11.2 (3.1) and 7.5 (0.9) d after the 1st and the 2nd one-day challenges, respectively, first-order carry-over effects (ie those remaining from the previous treatment), effects of the period during which the treatment was allocated and interaction effects did not allow a definitive interpretation of overall treatment differences. [less ▲]

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See detailLe risque familial de l'anévrisme de l'aorte abdominale et ses conséquences pour l'organisation d'un dépistage sélectif
Limet, Raymond ULg

in Journal des Maladies Vasculaires (1995), 20(4), 285-7

Aneurysm of the abdominal aorta (AAA) is multifactorial disease related to acquired factors (arteriosclerosis) and genetic factors (collagen anomalies) with, in some cases, a familial component. The ... [more ▼]

Aneurysm of the abdominal aorta (AAA) is multifactorial disease related to acquired factors (arteriosclerosis) and genetic factors (collagen anomalies) with, in some cases, a familial component. The incidence of familial AAA was evaluated in 324 patients in 313 families who underwent surgery for AAA. A family survey was used to determine whether members of the operated patients had AAA or had died due to ruptured aneurysms. There were 276 cases (including 12 females) with sporadic AAA and 81 cases (including 5 females) who were members of families with at least one other member having AAA. Comparison between sporadic AAA (SAAA) and familial AAA (FAAA) demonstrated the following differences: 1) diagnosis was made earlier in FAAA (p < 0.05) than in SAAA (64.1 versus 66 years of age respectively), 2) patients with FAAA were younger at the time of rupture (65.4 versus 75.1 years, p < 0.001), 3) the incidence of rupture was greater in FAAA than in SAAA (32.4% versus 8.7% p < 0.001), and finally 4) the relative risk of developing AAA was 18 times greater in members of a family with AAA than in the reference population. Early screening with ultrasonic examinations in at least patient's brother's over 50 years would not be an unjustified expense. The frequency of later examinations would depend on the size of the aorta initially observed. If FAAA is evidenced, under normal conditions, corrective surgery should be proposed earlier than for sporadic AAA. [less ▲]

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See detailApport des données RSO de ERS1 dans l’étude bathymétrique et pour la cartographie des zones intertidales
Cornet, Yves ULg; Ozer, André ULg; Ferrari, M.

in Documents de travail du Centre National de Recherches Géomorphologiques (1995), 30

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See detailExpression of the monomeric 67-kd laminin-binding protein in human lymphomas as defined by MLuC5 monoclonal antibody and paraffin section immunohistochemistry.
Carbone, A.; Gloghini, A.; Colombatti, A. et al

in Human Pathology (1995), 26(5), 541-6

Interactions between cancer cells and laminin, a major component of basement membranes, are mediated through a large variety of cell surface proteins designated as laminin receptors. Among the above ... [more ▼]

Interactions between cancer cells and laminin, a major component of basement membranes, are mediated through a large variety of cell surface proteins designated as laminin receptors. Among the above proteins, a 67-kd monomeric high affinity laminin receptor (67 LR) has long been suspected to be involved in tumor progression. In this study we wished to establish whether the 67 LR molecule is detectable on tumor cells of Hodgkin's disease (HD) and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs), to define its pattern of expression, and to assess the potential utility of 67 LR in differentiating these pathological entities. Morphological and immunohistological studies were performed on 85 specimens of HD and a series of 334 NHL specimens, including anaplastic large cell (ALC) (CD30-positive) lymphomas (73 specimens). For immunohistochemical assessment of the 67 LR we used the monoclonal antibody (MoAb) MLuC5 directed against the 67-kd laminin receptor on paraffin-embedded sections. Reed-Sternberg cells reacted with MLuC5 MoAb in four of 85 (4.7%) HD specimens. Among the NHL specimens, a MLuC5-positive reaction was expressed in 3.3% of B-cell lymphomas. They all belonged to the high grade subtypes. On the other hand, a MLuC5-positive reaction was detected in none of the T-cell lymphomas tested. In contrast to the results obtained with the other NHLs, in 30.2% of ALC (CD30-positive) lymphoma specimens, tumor cells reacted with MLuC5 MoAb. MLuC5-expressing ALC (CD30-positive) lymphoma cells were of either T-cell (six of 17 specimens), B-cell (three of 25 specimens), or undetermined phenotype (10 of 31 specimens). Our investigation has shown that 67 LR as shown by MLuC5 MoAb is detectable only in neoplastic cells of a fraction of ALC (CD30-positive) lymphomas and small subsets of B-cell high grade NHLs and HD. The restricted expression of the 67 LR molecule to ALC (CD30-positive) lymphomas provides a potential tool for the phenotypic separation of this pathological entity from HD and other lymphomas. Whether the detection of the 67 LR expression in these lymphoma subsets may be related to the aggressiveness of the disease remains to be ascertained. [less ▲]

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See detailSOURCE STRATEGIES AND THE MEDIATIZATION OF CLIMATE-CHANGE
Mormont, Marc ULg; Dasnoy, Christine ULg

in Media, Culture & Society (1995), 17(1), 49-64

A wide approach to the problem of science-media relations is taken in this study of the visibility of science in three >European countries. Differences of national cultures within France, Germany and ... [more ▼]

A wide approach to the problem of science-media relations is taken in this study of the visibility of science in three >European countries. Differences of national cultures within France, Germany and Belgium hod the key to the analysis. This paper explores the impact on the media's representation of climate change that derives from the variations in the balance of power between the press, its scientific sources and other actors, especially pressure groups whoa have interest in how science is represented. France and Germany are shown to have very different approaches scignificantly in distinctive models of the role of media held by scinetists. These models look to be based in what is termed a "spontaneous media sociology" that frame the webs of relations between media and their sources and have a feedback effect oin them. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence du risque suicidaire et du desespoir sur l'amplitude de l'onde P300 dans la depression majeure.
Urcelay-Zaldua, I.; Hansenne, Michel ULg; Ansseau, Marc ULg

in Neurophysiologie Clinique = Clinical Neurophysiology (1995), 25(5), 291-6

P300 amplitude represents a useful tool to assess information processing in normal and psychopathological subjects. In depressive disorders, many studies have shown a decrease of P300 amplitude and an ... [more ▼]

P300 amplitude represents a useful tool to assess information processing in normal and psychopathological subjects. In depressive disorders, many studies have shown a decrease of P300 amplitude and an increase of its latency. However, functional significance of the P300 modifications remain unclear. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of suicidal risk and hopelessness on P300 amplitude among 40 depressive inpatients. The results showed significant relationships between P300 amplitude and suicidal risk (r = -0.68, p < 0.001) and with hopelessness (r = -0.76, p < 0.001). From a clinical point of view, P300 amplitude should be considered as a psychophysiological index of suicidal risk in major depressive disorder. [less ▲]

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See detailDeux chansons relatives à des imprimeries liégeoises du XVIIIe siècle
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (1995), 268

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See detailHelix Helix Interactions In Reconstituted High-Density-Lipoproteins
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; De Pauw, Mc. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Lipids and Lipid Metabolism (1995), 1258(1), 10-8

In this work we calculated the ionic interactions between adjacent amphipathic helices of apo A-I and apo A-IV. The calculation of the electrostatic potential around the helices helps identify the charged ... [more ▼]

In this work we calculated the ionic interactions between adjacent amphipathic helices of apo A-I and apo A-IV. The calculation of the electrostatic potential around the helices helps identify the charged residues susceptible to form salt bridges between adjacent helices. An estimation of the stability of the different pairs of helices is derived from the calculation of the energy of interaction between contiguous helices at a water/lipid interface after energy minimization. The most stable energetic conformation corresponds to the 17-residue helices oriented anti-parallel and separated by a stretch of 5 residues in an extended beta-strand conformation, as calculated through the 'stereo alphabet' calculation procedure. In a pair of helices, the hydrophobic faces are directed towards the lipid core of the discoidal phospholipid-apolipoprotein complex and the hydrophobic lipid-protein interactions are major determinants for the stability of the complex. Interactions between polar residues located on the opposite face of the helix and water molecules can also contribute to the overall energy of the system. Finally, salt bridge formation between residues of opposite charge along the edge of the helical segments contribute to the cooperativity of the phospholipid-apolipoprotein complex formation. The mode of assembly of the amphipathic helical repeats of the apolipoproteins around the edge of a discoidal complex is therefore determined both by the hydrophobic character of the residues and by the charge complementarity along the edge of the helices which increases the structural stability and determines the relative orientation of the helices. [less ▲]

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See detailConformational Analysis Of Non-Sulfonylurea Hypoglycemic Agents Of The Meglitinide Family
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; Malaisse, Wj.

in Biochemical Pharmacology (1995), 50(11), 1879-84

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See detailMechanisms of substance P-induced pulmonary oedema in the rabbit: interactions between parasympathetic and excitatory NANC nerves.
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Ansay, Michel ULg

in Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology (1995), 9(5), 450-7

The pharmacological mechanisms involved in the substance P (SP)-induced pulmonary oedema were studied in isolated perfused rabbit lungs. Substance P induced a dose-dependent increase in the capillary ... [more ▼]

The pharmacological mechanisms involved in the substance P (SP)-induced pulmonary oedema were studied in isolated perfused rabbit lungs. Substance P induced a dose-dependent increase in the capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c), responsible for oedema. Atropine, hemicholinium-3 and ruthenium red pretreatment partly protected the lungs against SP effects, while tetrodotoxin and hexamethonium did not significantly modify them. (+/-)CP96,345, a NK1 receptor antagonist, completely inhibited the SP-induced increase in the Kf,c. Like SP, acetylcholine (ACh) and capsaicin also increased the Kf,c. Atropine and (+/-)CP96,345 completely blocked the oedema induced by both drugs. Tetrodotoxin and ruthenium red strongly inhibited the response to capsaicin and acetylcholine. It was concluded that SP-induced pulmonary oedema is in part mediated by a stimulating action on cholinergic efferent nerves, with subsequent release of endogenous acetylcholine. Acetylcholine can, in turn, stimulate the release of SP from excitatory non adrenergic, non cholinergic nerves. The effects induced by capsaicin and exogenous acetylcholine, thus endogenous SP, involve tetrodotoxin-sensitive mechanisms, while those produced by exogenous SP are tetrodotoxin-resistant. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative double-blind multicenter study of the efficacy of tiludronate and etidronate in Paget's disease of bone
Roux, C; Gennari, C; Farrerons, J et al

in BONE (1995), 16(S1), 503

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See detailEffects of infused sodium lactate on glucose and energy metabolism in healthy humans.
Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Schneiter, P.; Cayeux, M. C. et al

in Diabètes & Métabolism (1995), 21(5), 345-52

To assess the effects of lactate on glucose metabolism, sodium lactate (20 mumol.kg-1.min-1) was infused into healthy subjects in basal conditions and during application of a hyperinsulinaemic (6 pmol.kg ... [more ▼]

To assess the effects of lactate on glucose metabolism, sodium lactate (20 mumol.kg-1.min-1) was infused into healthy subjects in basal conditions and during application of a hyperinsulinaemic (6 pmol.kg-1.min-1) euglycaemic clamp. Glucose rate of appearance (GRa) and disappearance (GRd) were measured from plasma dilution of infused U- 13C glucose, and glucose oxidation (G(ox)) from breath 13CO2 and plasma 13C glucose. In basal conditions, lactate infusion did not alter G(ox) (8.8 +/- 0.9 vs 9.2 +/- 1.1 mumol.kg-1.min-1), while GRa slightly decreased from 15.2 +/- 0.8 basal to 13.9 +/- 0.9 mumol.kg-1.min-1 after lactate (p < 0.05). During a hyperinsulinaemic clamp, hepatic glucose production was completely suppressed with or without lactate. Lactate decreased G(ox) from 17.1 +/- 0.4 to 13.4 +/- 1.2 mumol.kg-1.min-1 (p < 0.05), whereas GRd was unchanged (39.7 +/- 3.6 vs 45.6 +/- 2.6 mumol.kg-1.min-1. It is concluded that infusion of lactate in basal conditions does not increase GRa or interfere with peripheral glucose oxidation, and that during hyperinsulinaemia lactate decreases glucose oxidation but does not alter hepatic or peripheral insulin sensitivity. [less ▲]

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See detailInsulinotropic action of (2S)-2-benzyl-3-(cis-hexahydro-2-isoindolinylcarbonyl) propionate. II. Ionophoretic and conformational aspects.
Malaisse, W. J.; Nadi, A. B.; Malaisse-Lagae, F. et al

in General Pharmacology (1995), 26(6), 1319-25

1. The non-sulphonylurea insulinotropic agent sodium (2S)-2-benzyl-3-(cis-hexahydro-2-isoindolinylcarbonyl) propionate (KAD-1229) was found to display calcium ionophoretic activity in an artificial ... [more ▼]

1. The non-sulphonylurea insulinotropic agent sodium (2S)-2-benzyl-3-(cis-hexahydro-2-isoindolinylcarbonyl) propionate (KAD-1229) was found to display calcium ionophoretic activity in an artificial membrane model. 2. Conformation analysis indicated that a complex between calcium and KAD-1229, with a 1:2 stoichiometry, indeed displays favourable attributes for ionophoretic activity across a hydrophobic environment. 3. It is speculated that the ionophoretic property of KAD-1229 might participate to the remodelling of cationic fluxes evoked by this insulinotropic agent in pancreatic islet cells. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of Ground Movements on the Mt. Etna Volcano using the Global Positioning System
Bruyninx, Carine; Warnant, René ULg

in Acta Vulcanologica (1995), 7(1), 27-33

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See detailRetinopathy, but not neuropathy, is influenced by the level of residual endogenous insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes.
Bozet, Marie-Claire ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Gerard, Pascale ULg et al

in Diabète & Métabolisme (1995), 21(5), 353-9

The files of 132 patients with Type 2 diabetes were retrospectively studied to characterize the influence of metabolic control and residual insulin secretion on neuropathy and retinopathy, the two most ... [more ▼]

The files of 132 patients with Type 2 diabetes were retrospectively studied to characterize the influence of metabolic control and residual insulin secretion on neuropathy and retinopathy, the two most frequent degenerative diabetic complications. Patients were classified according to their metabolic control (mean HbA1C either < or > or = 8%; reference values: 3-6%) and residual endogenous insulin secretion (fasting plasma C-peptide levels either < or > or = 0.600 nmol/l). Neuropathy was more frequent in patients with poor metabolic control (32/64 = 50%) than in those adequately controlled (17/68 = 25%; p < 0.005). In both subgroups, the level of endogenous insulin secretion did not influence the prevalence of neuropathy. Retinopathy was less effected than neuropathy by the degree of metabolic control (37.5% in the subgroup with HbA1C > or = 8% v.s. 25% in the subgroup with HbA1C < 8%; p < 0.10), but was influenced by residual insulin secretion. Indeed, in patients with inadequate metabolic control, the prevalence of retinopathy was significantly increased in those with higher endogenous insulin secretion (51.4 versus 20.6%, p < 0.02) and thus probably higher insulin resistance. Furthermore, higher systolic arterial blood pressure was observed in the subgroups with a higher prevalence of retinopathy. Such conclusions were confirmed using multivariate analysis. Thus, in Type 2 diabetes, neuropathy is essentially affected by the degree of metabolic control, whereas retinopathy is also influenced by the level of residual endogenous insulin secretion and the presence of systolic hypertension. [less ▲]

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See detailMapping quantitative trait loci controlling milk production by exploiting progeny testing
Georges, Michel ULg; Nielsen, D.; Mackinnon, M. et al

in Genetics (1995), 139

We have exploited "progeny testing" to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying the genetic variation of milk production in a selected dairy cattle population. A total of 1,518 sires, with progeny ... [more ▼]

We have exploited "progeny testing" to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying the genetic variation of milk production in a selected dairy cattle population. A total of 1,518 sires, with progeny tests based on the milking performances of > 150,000 daughters jointly, was genotyped for 159 autosomal microsatellites bracketing 1645 centimorgan or approximately two thirds of the bovine genome. Using a maximum likelihood multilocus linkage analysis accounting for variance heterogeneity of the phenotypes, we identified five chromosomes giving very strong evidence (LOD score > or = 3) for the presence of a QTL controlling milk production: chromosomes 1, 6, 9, 10 and 20. These findings demonstrate that loci with considerable effects on milk production are still segregating in highly selected populations and pave the way toward marker-assisted selection in dairy cattle breeding. [less ▲]

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See detailProximal Migration of Vena Caval Filters: Report of Two Cases with Operative Retrieval
DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; Vahdat, Olivier; Lacroix, Hendrik et al

in Annals of Vascular Surgery (1995), 9(6), 571-5

Operative retrieval of two proximally migrated vena caval filters was performed in two patients, ages 42 and 45 years, respectively. In the first patient the filter was encrusted in the right ventricle ... [more ▼]

Operative retrieval of two proximally migrated vena caval filters was performed in two patients, ages 42 and 45 years, respectively. In the first patient the filter was encrusted in the right ventricle, and in the second one the filter was found in the pulmonary artery. Both filters were retrieved under cardiopulmonary bypass via an incision in the right atrium and the pulmonary artery, respectively. These two observations underscore the risk of increased unwarranted indications and consequent higher complication rates of vena caval filters. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of the open reading frames of the main capsid proteins of actinophage VWB.
Anne, J; Fiten, P; Van Mellaert, L et al

in Archives of Virology (1995), 140(6), 1033-47

The nucleotide sequence of a 6 kb fragment encoding the main late proteins (p14, p38 and p24) of actinophage VWB was obtained. Sequence comparison of the encoded proteins with those filed in databases ... [more ▼]

The nucleotide sequence of a 6 kb fragment encoding the main late proteins (p14, p38 and p24) of actinophage VWB was obtained. Sequence comparison of the encoded proteins with those filed in databases indicated that the phage VWB main late proteins were all novel. A search for special motifs revealed that p14 (13.3 kDa) has a P-loop sequence commonly found in ATP- and GTP-binding proteins. This observation might indicate that p14 is important for ATP-driven DNA translocation during encapsidation of VWB phage DNA into the phage head. Furthermore, the polypeptide ORF2 (26.9 kDa) has an unusual primary structure consisting of 3 stretches of acidic amino acid residues and a glycine/arginine rich C-terminal end. From comparison with other proteins including the bacteriophage T4 prohead core component and from the data of special motif analysis the ORF2 gene product is probably involved in prohead core formation. [less ▲]

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See detailTreatment of Clostridium difficile colitis. Summary of a round table held in Brussels on March, 3rd, 1994.
Delmée, Michel; Melin, Pierrette ULg; Peetermans, Willy et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1995), 50(2), 114-6

Due to the growing incidence and the severity of infections due to vancomycin resistant enterococci, it is now recommended to treat mild to moderate cases of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea ... [more ▼]

Due to the growing incidence and the severity of infections due to vancomycin resistant enterococci, it is now recommended to treat mild to moderate cases of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea with metronidazole while maintaining the use of oral vancomycin in serious or life-threatening colitis. Clostridium difficile is a common cause of diarrhoea after antibiotic therapy and induces a spectrum of diseases ranging from mild diarrhoea to pseudomembranous colitis (PMC). It is considered to be the first cause of diarrhoea occurring among hospitalized patients (1). [less ▲]

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See detailSpores et pollens, témoins remarquables de la végétation des continents depuis un demi-milliard d'années.
Streel, Maurice ULg

in Bulletin de la Classe des Sciences. Académie Royale de Belgique (1995), 6e Série

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See detailRelative importance of the trophic and direct pathways on PCB contamination in the rotifer species Brachionus calyciflorus (Pallas)
Joaquim-Justo, Célia ULg; Gosselain, V; Descy, Jean-Pierre et al

in Hydrobiologia (1995)

To determine the contribution of food ingestion (trophic pathway) to PCB contamination of zooplankton in the river Meuse (Belgium), we used 14 C-labelled algae (Dictyosphaerium ehrenbergianum) to measure ... [more ▼]

To determine the contribution of food ingestion (trophic pathway) to PCB contamination of zooplankton in the river Meuse (Belgium), we used 14 C-labelled algae (Dictyosphaerium ehrenbergianum) to measure ingestion and assimilation rates in the rotifer species Brachionus calyciflorus . When the concentration of algae in the culture medium varied from 20 103 to 200 103 algal cells ml -1 (0.12 to 1 .18 mg C 1 - '), the Brachionus calyciflorus ingestion rate varied from 0 .25 ± 0 .12 to 1 .52 ± 0 .43 ng C ind -1 h-1 at 15 °C and from 0 .74 ± 0 .17 to 5 .93 ± 0.61 ng Cind-' h-1 at 20 °C . The assimilation efficiency (ratio of the assimilation rate to the ingestion rate) measured in a culture medium containing 200 103 algal cells ml`' was 55 .7 ± 5.8%. Since the PCB concentration measured in the phytoplankton of the river Meuse is about 3 pg PCBs g -1 D.W., the estimated PCB contamination of zooplankton ascribable to the trophic pathway ranges from 0 .22 ± 0 .17 to 1 .31 ± 0.77 jag PCBs g -1 D.W. at 15 °C and from 0.64 ± 0 .34 to 5 .10 ± 2 .10 pg PCBs g -1 D. W. at 20'C . The lower figure based on measurements effected at 20 ° C is comparable to the actual level measured in zooplankton samples collected in the river Meuse (0 .69 ± 0.20 pg PCBs g`' D.W.) . The applicability of the formula used in our estimate was checked in a 48-hour in vitro experiment in which the rotifers were fed contaminated algae . The PCB accumulation measured in the rotifers was found to coincide with the calculated PCB contamination . Additional experiments were carried out to determine the contribution of the direct pathway to PCB contamination of zooplankton living in the river Meuse (0.02 pg PCBs 1-1 of water; average dissolved organic matter : 3 mg C 1 -1 ). The PCB concentration in zooplankton resulting from direct uptake of PCBs from the water was estimated at 0 .19 ± 0.05 jug PCBs g -1 D.W. These results show that in zooplankton living in polluted ecosystems, PCBs are likely to accumulate via the trophic pathway to concentrations up to 30 times higher than by direct contamination . Furthermore, our estimates of PCB contamination via the trophic pathway coincide quite well with actual concentrations measured in situ . [less ▲]

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See detailUterine vascularity during stimulation and its correlation with implantation in in-vitro fertilization.
Bassil, Salim; Magritte, Jean-Philippe; Roth, Jurgen et al

in Human Reproduction (1995), 10(6), 1497-1501

The changes in uterine artery blood flow in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization cycles were studied throughout stimulation after gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) desensitization. The data ... [more ▼]

The changes in uterine artery blood flow in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization cycles were studied throughout stimulation after gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) desensitization. The data obtained showed that the uterine vascularity was related to hormonal changes. The GnRH agonist effect was seen only after the third week of administration, and the uterine perfusion was significantly (P = 0.002) improved by the oestradiol secretion. Human chorionic gonadotrophins increased the resistance index (RI) significantly (P = 0.0001) for a period of 48 h. Then the progesterone secretion modified the curve with a significant improvement in the uterine blood flow (P = 0.03). Comparison of the RI value 2 days before human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG) commencement, in patients with and without pregnancy, showed a higher RI in patients who did not conceive but no difference was observed on the day of embryo transfer. The pregnancy rates were similar whatever the range of the RI observed. The data available so far suggest that haemodynamic parameters alone, detected by Doppler sonography, do not provide full information on endometrial receptivity on the day of embryo transfer. A resistance index > 0.79 before HMG commencement seems to indicate poor uterine vascularity and may necessitate an increase in the HMG doses to prevent endometrial immaturity. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation de la disponibilite de la ressource forestiere. Cas d'une essence traitée en futaie équienne monospecifique.
Hebert, Jacques ULg; Laurent, Christian

in Revue Forestière Française (1995), 47(5), 572-580

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See detailGlucose metabolism in obese subjects: lessons from OGTT, IVGTT and clamp studies.
Scheen, André ULg; Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Letiexhe, Michel ULg et al

in International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders (1995), 19 Suppl 3

Impaired glucose tolerance and overt diabetes are more frequent in presence than in absence of obesity. In obese subjects, glucose tolerance can be maintained within the normal range by compensating for ... [more ▼]

Impaired glucose tolerance and overt diabetes are more frequent in presence than in absence of obesity. In obese subjects, glucose tolerance can be maintained within the normal range by compensating for insulin resistance by peripheral hyperinsulinism, the latter resulting from both increased insulin secretion and reduced insulin clearance. Impaired glucose tolerance is observed when insulin resistance is associated to impaired first-phase insulin response, which results in a significant increase in plasma glucose levels and a late insulin hyperresponsiveness. Both hyperinsulinaemia and hyperglycaemia are then able to overcome peripheral insulin resistance and impaired glucose disposal. When a more marked defect in insulin secretion is present, hyperglycaemia progresses, probably due to an additional participation of impaired suppression of hepatic glucose output. Overt diabetes then occurs with persistent post-absorptive hyperglycaemia. All these abnormalities can be reversed after a marked weight loss and recovery of ideal body weight, arguing for acquired rather than inherited metabolic defects in presence of morbid obesity. If a sufficient weight reduction can not be obtained, pharmacological approaches may be considered to improve insulin resistance of obese subjects, especially those with impaired glucose tolerance or overt diabetes. [less ▲]

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See detailThe quark propagator from the Dyson-Schwinger equations: (I). The chiral solution
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Gentles, A. J.; Ross, D. A.

in Nuclear Physics B (1995), 440

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See detailFeed restriction and IGFBP in bulls: effects of increasing starving period lengths.
Massart, Serge; Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg; Renaville, Robert ULg et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1995), 73(suppl 1), 225

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See detailStimulus spacing effects in temporal bisection by humans
Wearden, J. H.; Ferrara, André ULg

in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (1995), 48B(4), 289-310

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See detailProtective Effect of Various Antagonists of Inflammatory Mediators against Paraoxon-Induced Pulmonary Edema in the Rabbit
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Vargas, M. et al

in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (1995), 132(2), 343-345

The protective effect of some antagonists of various inflammatory mediators against paraoxon-induced increases in endothelial permeability has been investigated in isolated perfused rabbit lungs. The ... [more ▼]

The protective effect of some antagonists of various inflammatory mediators against paraoxon-induced increases in endothelial permeability has been investigated in isolated perfused rabbit lungs. The edema induced by paraoxon has been previously related to a chain reaction mediated by acetylcholine. Lungs were ventilated and blood-free perfused with a constant flow. Arterial and venous pressures and lung weight were continuously recorded. Endothelial permeability was evaluated by measuring the capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c). Paraoxon (4 x 10(-4) M) was injected in the perfusion circuit, in lungs with or without pretreatment with atropine, ketanserin, clonidine, morphine, indomethacin, and terfenadine plus cimetidine. Paraoxon induced a time-dependent increase in the Kf,c, a maximal effect being recorded 60 min after the injection. All the antagonists used as pretreatment significantly reduced the maximal effect recorded after paraoxon. These results show that muscarinic receptor antagonists, inhibitors of neuropeptides release, cyclooxygenase inhibitors, and 5-hydroxytryptamine and histamine receptor antagonists can protect the lung against the edema induced by paraoxon. This protective effect is due to inhibition of the chain reaction triggered by acetylcholine. [less ▲]

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See detailLa physiologie de la valvule mitrale
RADERMECKER, Marc ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(7), 289-91

Faisant suite à une revue de l'anatomie de l'appareil mitral, les auteurs envisagent la physiologie de la valvule mitrale en étudiant les quatre phénomènes distincts que sont la contraction auriculaire ... [more ▼]

Faisant suite à une revue de l'anatomie de l'appareil mitral, les auteurs envisagent la physiologie de la valvule mitrale en étudiant les quatre phénomènes distincts que sont la contraction auriculaire, la dynamique de l'anneau, les mouvements de la valvule et la dynamique du flux mitral, ainsi que le jeu des muscles papillaires. Cette subdivision didactique ne doit pas estomper le fait que c'est l'intégration de ces phénomènes qui contribue à l'efficacité de la valvule. [less ▲]

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See detailIS THE PRESENCE OF MESOTROPHIC PLANT-COMMUNITIES IN THE PEAT-BOGS OF HAUTES-FAGNES (BELGIUM) CONNECTED WITH TONALITE INTRUSIONS IN THE REVINIAN LAYERS
Hambuckers, Alain ULg; Schumacker, René ULg; Remacle, Jean ULg et al

in Belgian Journal of Botany (1995), 128(1), 48-56

Within the Hautes-Fagnes Nature Reserve (Belgium) acidic and oligotrophic biotopes are developing on very acidified stony silt raised bogs. However, they are locally dominated by mesotrophic species ... [more ▼]

Within the Hautes-Fagnes Nature Reserve (Belgium) acidic and oligotrophic biotopes are developing on very acidified stony silt raised bogs. However, they are locally dominated by mesotrophic species. Based on the fact that there are several outcrops of tonalite in the region and particularly one in the Nature Reserve, a hypothesis to explain these singularities of the vegetation implies discontinuities of the bedrock provoked by intrusions of this magmatic rock in the Revinian layer covering the region. Seventeen plots containing Phragmites australis were examined and vegetation was described. Silt and soil water were sampled and analyzed for mineral contents in 15 sites. The differences of mineral composition between the P. australis plots and their surrounding environment confirmed the more mesotrophic characteristics of these plots (i.e. higher pH, higher Ca and Mg contents, lower Al content). However, the lower Zn, Pb and Fe contents would lead to reject the hypothesis of intrusions of tonalite since these elements are more abundant in the tonalite and its mineralization than in the Revinian rock. Nevertheless, the overall ecological conditions of the examined plots and the differences of plant species composition suggested that the observed chemical environment could be evoked for explaining the distribution of the mesotrophic species in the oligotrophic environment of the Nature Reserve. Consequently, an alternative hypothesis is proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailThermographie routière nocturne de la Région Wallonne : méthodologie, présentation des résultats et intérêts de l'approche topoclimatologique
Funcken, Ph.; Erpicum, Michel ULg; Frédéric, Marc ULg et al

in Publications de l'Association Internationale de Climatologie (1995), 8

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See detailThe Dissociative Electroionization of Carbon Dioxide by low-energy Electron Impact. The C+, O+ and CO+ Dissociation channels.
Locht, Robert ULg; Davister, M.

in International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes (1995), 144

This work reports the dissociative ionization of CO2 between 19-40 eV. The three dissociation channels producing C+, O+ and CO+ are examined in detail. Translational energy distributions as a function of ... [more ▼]

This work reports the dissociative ionization of CO2 between 19-40 eV. The three dissociation channels producing C+, O+ and CO+ are examined in detail. Translational energy distributions as a function of the impinging electron energy and the ionization efficiency for fixed kinetic energy carried away by the fragments are measured. The kinetic energy versus appearance energy diagram is obtained for the three fragment ions. When available, the present results are compared with previous measurements. The lowest appearance energy of O+ and CO+ corresponds to the predissociation of the CO2+ (C2Sigma +/g) state. At higher energies all the fragment ions are exclusively produced by the dissociative ionization of CO2 in the multiple electron transition (MET) states. Predissociation is most probably the dominant mechanism. Each MET state branches off to produce not only the three fragments but also the same fragment in two different states. This is observed for each dissociation channel, i.e. O+, CO+ and/or C+. In the latter channel no evidence is found for the dissociative ionization reaction CO2+->C++2O. [less ▲]

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See detailLes allogreffes veineuses pour sauvetage des membres inférieurs: espoirs et réalité
VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1995), 50(10), 433-42

La veine saphène interne est le matériel de pontage de premier choix pour les revascularisations de membres au-dessous du pli de l'aine. Elle n'est néanmoins pas disponible chez près de 20 % des candidats ... [more ▼]

La veine saphène interne est le matériel de pontage de premier choix pour les revascularisations de membres au-dessous du pli de l'aine. Elle n'est néanmoins pas disponible chez près de 20 % des candidats à une chirurgie infra-inguinale, soit parce qu'elle a déjà été utilisée antérieurement, soit à cause de varicose ou d'un calibre trop petit. Ces dernières années ont vu apparaître dans la littérature un regain d'intérêt pour la veine saphène allologue, prélevée chez un donneur d'organes ou préparée à partir de segments de veine saphène strippée. Les auteurs en discutent les avantages théoriques et les modalités de conservation. Des travaux expérimentaux ont été suivis par des séries cliniques encore limitées en nombre et en temps de suivi. Les auteurs en discutent les résultats publiés. Une courte série (12 cas) dans notre département est décrite. Cette expérience limitée et une revue exhaustive de la littérature permettent de conclure que les allogreffes veineuses sont à réserver pour les sauvetages de jambes (lésions infrapoplitées) lorsque la veine autologue n'est pas disponible, en tant que solution de dernier recours. [less ▲]

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See detailBone mineral density of the spine and the hip measured with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry: normal range and fracture threshold for western European (Belgian) postmenopausal females.
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Janssen, C; DEROISY, Rita ULg et al

in Clinical Rheumatology (1995), 14(1), 68-75

Bone mineral density (BMD) of the spine and the different regions of interest (ROI) of the hip were measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in 278 healthy Belgian postmenopausal women and 93 ... [more ▼]

Bone mineral density (BMD) of the spine and the different regions of interest (ROI) of the hip were measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in 278 healthy Belgian postmenopausal women and 93 postmenopausal type I osteoporotic females in order to: a) determine the normal range for lumbar and hip BMD values; b) define an "hypothetical" fracture threshold in this population; c) determine the preferential region to be considered for clinical use in type I osteoporosis. In the normal subjects, there is a negative relationship (< 0.001) between age or time elapsed since menopause (Tm) and BMD measured at the level of the spine or at the ROI of the hip. For the spine, evidence of a curvilinear relationship was assessed. Regressions of BMD at the hip as a function of age or time elapsed since menopause, were best fitted by a linear relationship. In the population of postmenopausal women who have experienced a vertebral crush fracture, no relationships were observed between spine BMD and age or Tm but the osteoporotic women had a spine BMD significantly lower compared to age-matched normal controls: Z-score = -1.2 +/- 0.6 (mean +/- SD) (p < 0.0001). Fracture threshold calculated as the 90th percentile of spine BMD measured in osteoporotic patients was 0.840 g/cm2, corresponding to the mean value -1 SD for a population of women aged 51 years. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficacité du piège à fosse pour la collecte d' Hypnoidus riparius (Fabricius) (Coleoptera, Elateridae)
Jeuniaux, C.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royale Belge d’Entomologie = Bulletin en Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie (1995), 131

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See detailEstimation of genetic-parameters for growth, feed consumption, and conformation traits for double-muscled Belgian Blue bulls performance-tested in Belgium
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Seutin, C.; Boonen, F. et al

in Journal of Animal Science (1995), 73(11), 3269-3273

For 1,442 Belgian Blue bulls performance-tested at the Centre de Selection de la Race Blanc-Bleue Belge, nine traits were observed: height at withers at 7 mo, height at withers at 13 mo, weight at 7 mo ... [more ▼]

For 1,442 Belgian Blue bulls performance-tested at the Centre de Selection de la Race Blanc-Bleue Belge, nine traits were observed: height at withers at 7 mo, height at withers at 13 mo, weight at 7 mo, weight at 13 mo, average feed consumption of concentrates, average daily gain, average feed consumption of concentrates per average daily gain, average feed consumption of concentrates per mean metabolic weight, and price per kilogram of live weight. This price is based on muscle conformation and is therefore used as muscle conformation score. Restricted maximum Likelihood with a derivative-free algorithm was used to estimate (co)variance components because there were different models and missing values per trait. Estimates of heritabilities were above .50 except for average feed consumption per average daily gain (.16) and average feed consumption per mean metabolic weight (.33). Estimates of genetic and phenotypic correlations between height at withers and weight traits were positive and moderate to high. Average daily gain showed a negative genetic correlation with weight at 7 mo (- .68) but had positive correlations with height at withers at 13 mo and weight at 13 mo (.22 and .43). Muscle conformation expressed as price per kilogram of live weight was related to low average feed consumption per average daily gain. Average feed consumption showed high correlations with weight at 7 mo and weight at 13 mo. Average feed consumption per average daily gain had a high negative genetic correlation with average daily gain (- .89). [less ▲]

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See detailTHEORY OF THE THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY OF RE AL-2 COMPOUNDS
Rassili, Ahmed ULg; Ausloos, Marcel ULg

in Journal of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (1995), 147(3), 341-345

On the basis of the variational method for transport coefficients we have calculated the thermal conductivity of RE Al-2-like systems as a function of temperature. The low-temperature limit obeys ... [more ▼]

On the basis of the variational method for transport coefficients we have calculated the thermal conductivity of RE Al-2-like systems as a function of temperature. The low-temperature limit obeys Matthiessen's rule 1/kappa = 1/kappa(ph) + 1/kappa(s) + 1/kappa(imp) where the three components are the contributions arising from e(-)-phonon, e(-)-localized spin and e(-)-impurity interactions, respectively. The temperature dependence of each term has been calculated, as well as the superposition of all three. The influence of the physical parameters (spin value, Debye temperature, cut-off wave vector, Fermi energy, etc.) is shown. The theory is in good agreement with reported data for GdAl2. [less ▲]

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See detailDe la necessite des services d'urgence de la main.
CARLIER, Alain ULg

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1995), 150(7-9), 268-80280-2

Microsurgical techniques have been able to realize anastomoses of small vessels and nerves, with a high rate of success when performed by teams involved in that field. This has changed the concept of ... [more ▼]

Microsurgical techniques have been able to realize anastomoses of small vessels and nerves, with a high rate of success when performed by teams involved in that field. This has changed the concept of surgery of the hand. Reconstruction aims now at a functional result. Organisation of emergencies in hand surgery requires facilitations: hand surgeons, equipment and a team on a 24-hour basis, able to operate any kind of hand trauma. Since 1979, Liege is affiliated to the European Federation. Advantages of the immediate repair are significant repair are significant: reduction of the permanent disability rate, and in many instances, return to work at the same position. In conclusion, early treatment of the injuries of the hand is very effective, but need to be performed by specialists in the field of hand surgery. [less ▲]

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See detailDiarylazepine derivatives as potent atypical neuroleptic drugs: Recent advances
Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Bruhwyler, J.; Rogister, F. et al

in Current Medicinal Chemistry (1995), 1

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See detailPostweaning housing conditions and partner preference and sexual behavior of neonatally ATD-treated male rats.
Bakker, Julie ULg; van Ophemert, J.; Slob, A. K.

in Psychoneuroendocrinology (1995), 20(3), 299-310

Male rats were neonatally treated with cholesterol or a substance that blocks the aromatization of testosterone to estradiol (1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione: ATD). At weaning (21 days) they were either ... [more ▼]

Male rats were neonatally treated with cholesterol or a substance that blocks the aromatization of testosterone to estradiol (1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione: ATD). At weaning (21 days) they were either housed alone or in small groups (2-3 animals) and tested for partner preference behavior (PPB) in adulthood. Choice was between an estrous female and an active male (Part I) and between an estrous female and an ATD-male (Part II). Tests were carried out in a 3-compartment box. Social isolation did not have major effects on PPB except when sexual interaction with the stimulus animals was prevented (Part I). In this case, isolates (ATD and control) showed higher preference scores (PS) for the estrous female and spent less time in the empty middle compartment. When the choice was between an estrous female and an ATD-male, partner PS decreased in all males, most clearly in ATD-males. The latter animals spent more time with the stimulus ATD-male than they had done in previous PPB tests with the normal stimulus male. In contrast to partner preference behaviors, sexual behavior was clearly affected by social isolation. Isolates (ATD and control) displayed lower frequencies of mounts and intromissions. These effects persisted over consecutive tests. Ejaculation was not affected. In conclusion, the present results confirm earlier findings about the significance of neonatal endocrine conditions for the organization of adult PPB in male rats. The presence or absence of social conspecifics after weaning appears to have little influence on adult PPB. [less ▲]

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See detailRat embryo fibroblasts immortalization by bovine leukemia virus Tax protein
Willems, Luc ULg; Heremans, H.; Burny, A. et al

in Methods in Cell Science : An Official Journal of the Society for in Vitro Biology (1995)

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See detailNucleotide sequence of the bovine P53 tumor-suppressor cDNA.
Dequiedt, Franck ULg; Willems, Luc ULg; Burny, A. et al

in DNA Sequence : The Journal of DNA Sequencing & Mapping (1995), 5(4),

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See detailThe hydrophobic effect in protein folding.
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg

in FASEB Journal (1995), 9(7), 535-40

In this review of protein folding we consider the noncovalent interactions existing between atoms or molecules at the molecular level. The electrostatic, Van der Waals, hydrogen bonding, and hydrophobic ... [more ▼]

In this review of protein folding we consider the noncovalent interactions existing between atoms or molecules at the molecular level. The electrostatic, Van der Waals, hydrogen bonding, and hydrophobic interactions are described and their contribution to protein conformation is discussed. The growing interest in the hydrophobic effect arises from its importance in the protein folding process, and a semiempirical simulation of the free energy of solvation is proposed. In most proteins, the different forces we describe contribute to the stability of the protein conformation in a complex way. However, in the case of the apolipoproteins and cytochrome C551, the energetic contributions are easily distinguished. For this reason, these proteins are used to illustrate the importance of the different energy fields. [less ▲]

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