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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 prise en compte des contraintes environnementales en élevage: code de bonnes pratiques et aspects réglementaires
Nicks, Baudouin ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1995), 139(5), 327-334

As all other activities, livestock production represents a risk of nuisances for the environment. The author describes the risks of causing water pollution from applying livestock wastes to land and the ... [more ▼]

As all other activities, livestock production represents a risk of nuisances for the environment. The author describes the risks of causing water pollution from applying livestock wastes to land and the risks of air pollution from odours and ammonia. The agricultural practices which minimise the nuisances and the Belgian environmental protection laws concerning the building of animal houses and the disposal of farm wastes are presented [less ▲]

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See detailAnomalous pion decay in effective QCD at finite temperature
Blaschke, David; Jaminon, Martine ULg; Kalinovsky, Yu. L. et al

in Nuclear Physics A (1995), 592

The width of the process π0 → γγ is calculated within effective QCD at finite temperature. We use two different effective models which describe chiral symmetry breaking and its restoration at finite ... [more ▼]

The width of the process π0 → γγ is calculated within effective QCD at finite temperature. We use two different effective models which describe chiral symmetry breaking and its restoration at finite temperature in SU(2)ƒ: (i) an effective lagrangian with a nonlocal separable interaction kernel, (ii) A- and B-scaledNJL lagrangians which implement the scale anomaly of QCD. We calculate the temperature dependences of the quark and pion masses as well as of the pion-park-antiquark coupling strength below and above the double quark mass threshold. At zero temperature we obtain a fairly good agreement with the experimental value for the decay width. The temperature dependence of the decay width is related to that of the pion mass. Γπ0 → γγ is enhanced in the vicinity of the Mott temperature (Mπ = 2mq) for the nonlocal as well as for the A-scaled model and suppressed for the B-scaled model. We compare our results with the SU(2) Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model which is contained as a limiting case in our approach. [less ▲]

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See detailVariational Calculationof the Dynamic Third-Order Susceptibility of Water
Gabryl, Jean-René; Barbier, Christian ULg; Lemaire, Philippe et al

in Journal of Molecular Structure : Theochem (1995), 357

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See detailGnawing induced by dopaminergic mobilzation : differential effects of direct and indirect dopamine agonists in mice
Tirelli, Ezio ULg; Witkin, J. M.

in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (The) (1995), 273

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See detail'Overlapping Territories, Intertwined Histories': Cross-Culturality in Caryl Phillips's Crossing the River
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Journal of Commonwealth Literature (1995), 30(1), 55-62

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See detailAvantages environnementaux de l'élevage de porcs sur litière biomaîtrisée
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Desiron, Alain; Canart, Bernard

in Nouvelles de la Science et des Technologies (1995), 13

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See detailConnections and frame design for economy
Anderson, D.; Colson, A.; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Costruzioni Metalliche (1995), n°4

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See detailOpera Latina : la banque de données de textes latins du L.A.S.L.A. sur CD-ROM
Purnelle, Gérald ULg

in Revue. Informatique et Statistique dans les Sciences Humaines (1995)

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See detailRéalisation d'un appareillage mesure de l'anisotropie magnétique et application aux supraconducteurs à haute température critique
Vanderbemden, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin Scientifique de l'Association des Ingénieurs Electriciens sortis de l'Institut Electrotechnique Montefiore (1995), 12

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See detailDynamic generalized linear models and repeated measurements
Lindsey, James ULg; Lambert, Philippe ULg

in Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference (1995), 47

The dynamic generalized linear model for non-normal data is extended for use in repeated measurements, when series of observations are available for more than one individual. Examples are given for count ... [more ▼]

The dynamic generalized linear model for non-normal data is extended for use in repeated measurements, when series of observations are available for more than one individual. Examples are given for count and duration data. [less ▲]

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See detailDebate. Personal Experience and Research Experience : A Reflexive Account
Martiniello, Marco ULg; Ouali, Nouria; Choenni, C.

in Merger (1995), 3(2), 4-7

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See detailThe influence of core excitations on energies and oscillator strengths of iron group elements
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Hansen, J E

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1995), 28

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See detailPlasma Hormones and Metabolites in Cattle in Relation to Breed (Belgian Blue Vs Holstein) and Conformation (Double-Muscled Vs Dual-Purpose Type)
Clinquart, Antoine ULg; Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg; Mayombo, A. P. et al

in Veterinary Research Communications (1995), 19(3), 185-94

Four Belgian Blue double-muscled type (BBDM) bulls, four Belgian Blue dual-purpose type (BBDP) bulls and four Holstein bulls were used in a fattening trial in order to relate differences in the extent of ... [more ▼]

Four Belgian Blue double-muscled type (BBDM) bulls, four Belgian Blue dual-purpose type (BBDP) bulls and four Holstein bulls were used in a fattening trial in order to relate differences in the extent of muscle development and adiposity to differences in digestibility, endocrine status, protein and lipid metabolism. The larger muscle development in BBDM animals was associated with a trend to higher nitrogen retention, higher food conversion efficiency (p < 0.05) and lower apparent digestibility (p < 0.05). No difference was found between the groups for plasma glucose concentration. Higher creatinine, lower alpha-amino nitrogen, lower triglycerides and higher non-esterified fatty acid plasma levels were observed in BBDM as compared to Holstein bulls (p < 0.05), the BBDP group being intermediate. A trend to a higher cholesterol plasma level was found in BBDM animals. There was no difference between the three groups in plasma fatty acid composition, except for the C14:0 content. Some of the differences in plasma metabolites were related to carcass composition and endocrine regulation, a decrease in muscle development and an increase in adiposity being associated with lower growth hormone production (p < 0.05) and higher insulin (p < 0.05) and IGF secretions. The insulin/growth hormone ratio at the end of the fattening period was 0.0011, 0.0018 and 0.0069 in BBDM, BBDP and Holstein bulls, respectively, and was directly associated with fat deposition. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure, chromosomal location, and expression pattern of three mouse genes homologous to the human MAGE genes.
De Backer, O.; Verheyden, A. M.; Martin, B. et al

in Genomics (1995), 28(1), 74-83

The human MAGE1 gene directs the expression of an antigen recognized on a melanoma by autologous cytolytic T lymphocytes. MAGE1 belongs to a family of genes that are expressed in a number of tumors of ... [more ▼]

The human MAGE1 gene directs the expression of an antigen recognized on a melanoma by autologous cytolytic T lymphocytes. MAGE1 belongs to a family of genes that are expressed in a number of tumors of various histological types but not in normal tissues except testis. The MAGE genes are arranged in two groups that are located within two different regions of the human X chromosome (Xq26-qter and Xp21.3). By hybridizing mouse genomic libraries with a MAGE1 probe, we identified three homologous genes. Two of these mouse genes, Smage1 and Smage2, are more than 99% identical to each other and encode the same protein of 330 aa. The 5' noncoding region of Smage2 provides the potential for regulating the expression of the gene through several different promoters located in front of alternative first exons. The third gene, Smage3, has the structure of a processed transcript. It codes for a protein with only 11 aa substitutions with respect to the Smage1/2 product. Somatic cell hybrids and interspecific backcross analysis showed that Smage3 is autosomal and that Smage1 and Smage2 are located between the Dmd and the Ar loci on the mouse X chromosome. Since this region is syntenic to the human Xp21.1-p22.1 region, we conclude that Smage1 and Smage2 are homologous to the MAGE-Xp rather than to the MAGE-Xq genes. Smage1/2 transcripts were detected in several tumor and embryonal cell lines but not in normal mouse tissues with the exception of testis. Expression of Smage3 was found in embryos from Day 11 to Day 15. [less ▲]

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See detail24-hour glucose profiles during continuous or oscillatory insulin infusion. Demonstration of the functional significance of ultradian insulin oscillations.
Sturis, J.; Scheen, André ULg; Leproult, R. et al

in Journal of Clinical Investigation (1995), 95(4), 1464-71

Under basal and stimulated conditions, normal insulin secretion oscillates with periods in the ultradian 100-150-min range. To test the hypothesis that oscillatory insulin delivery is more efficient in ... [more ▼]

Under basal and stimulated conditions, normal insulin secretion oscillates with periods in the ultradian 100-150-min range. To test the hypothesis that oscillatory insulin delivery is more efficient in reducing blood glucose levels than continuous administration, nine normal young men were each studied on two occasions during a 28-h period including a period of polygraphically recorded sleep. Endogenous insulin secretion was suppressed by somatostatin, a constant intravenous glucose infusion was administered, and exogenous insulin was infused either at a constant rate or in a sinusoidal pattern with a period of 120 min. The mean glucose level over the 28-h period was 0.72 +/- 0.31 mmol/liter lower when insulin was infused in an oscillatory pattern than when the rate of infusion was constant (P < 0.05). The greater hypoglycemic effect of oscillatory versus constant infusion was particularly marked during the daytime, with the difference averaging 1.04 +/- 0.38 mmol/liter (P < 0.03). Serum insulin levels tended to be lower during oscillatory than constant infusion, although the same amount of exogenous insulin was administered under both conditions. Ultradian insulin oscillations appear to promote more efficient glucose utilization. [less ▲]

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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 detailAssessment of lipoxygenase activity in seed extracts from 35 plant species
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Vanzeveren, E.; Marlier, Michel et al

in Grasas y Aceites (1995), 46(1), 6-10

Lipoxyganase activity in 35 seed extracts was determined an the basis of hydroperoxide synthesis using linoleic acid as substrate. The results referring to the extracted protein content show that several ... [more ▼]

Lipoxyganase activity in 35 seed extracts was determined an the basis of hydroperoxide synthesis using linoleic acid as substrate. The results referring to the extracted protein content show that several species of Vigna (V. unguiculata, V. radiata and V. mungo) and one of Trifolium exhibit stronger lipoxygenase activity than soybean enzyme extracts. The pH-activity relationship was also established for 4 very active samples. GCMS analysis revealed equal amounts of 9- and 13 hydroperoxides of linoleic acid In these seed extracts, indicating no enzyme positional specificity. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de la densité osseuse généralisée en implantologie orale
PTAK, Jean ULg; Legrand, Roman; Albert, Adelin ULg et al

in Actualités Odonto-Stomatologiques (1995), 189

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See detailSecond-generation octarellins: two new de novo (beta/alpha)8 polypeptides designed for investigating the influence of beta-residue packing on the alpha/beta-barrel structure stability
Houbrechts, Annick ULg; Moreau, Benoît; Abagyan, Ruben et al

in Protein Engineering (1995), 8(3), 249-59

The sequence of octarellin I, the first de novo (beta/alpha)8 polypeptide, was revised according to several criteria, among others the symmetry of the sequence, beta-residue volume and hydrophobicity, and ... [more ▼]

The sequence of octarellin I, the first de novo (beta/alpha)8 polypeptide, was revised according to several criteria, among others the symmetry of the sequence, beta-residue volume and hydrophobicity, and charge distribution. These considerations and the overall conclusions drawn from the first design led to two new sequences, corresponding to octarellins II and III. Octarellin II retains perfect 8-fold symmetry. Octarellin III has the same sequence as octarellin II, except for the beta-strands which exhibit a 4-fold symmetry. The two proteins were produced in Escherichia coli. Infrared and CD spectral analyses of octarellins II and III reveal a high secondary structure content. Non-denaturing gel electrophoresis, molecular sieve chromatography and analytical ultracentrifugation suggest that both of these second-generation artificial polypeptides exist as a mixture of a monomer and a dimer form. Octarellins II and III are at least 10 times more soluble than octarellin I. Urea-induced unfolding followed by fluorescence emission suggests that the tryptophan residues, designed to be buried in the (beta/alpha)8, are indeed packed in the hydrophobic core of both proteins. However, octarellin III displays a higher stability towards urea denaturation, indicating that introducing 4-fold symmetry into the beta-barrel might be important for stability of the overall folding. [less ▲]

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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 detail3-Methyl-6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-11H-pyrido[2,3-b][1,4]benzodiazepine
Dupont, l; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Rogister, F. et al

in Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications (1995), C51

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See detailFracture de la hanche. Données épidémiologiques et approche thérapeutique
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Le Monde Médical de la Femme (1995), 8

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See detailSurgical Technique for Reinforcement Cardiomyoplasty
RADERMECKER, Marc ULg; Chachques, J.C.; Fourny, J. et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1995), 95(6), 271-4

The current technique for reinforcement cardiomyoplasty in man is detailed. The authors emphasize the critical points that determine the perfect execution of this operation. This innovative surgical ... [more ▼]

The current technique for reinforcement cardiomyoplasty in man is detailed. The authors emphasize the critical points that determine the perfect execution of this operation. This innovative surgical approach to heart failure is continuously evolving and, therefore, may be subject to improvement. The major principles however remain valuable. [less ▲]

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See detailHemodynamic effects of intratracheal administration of Pasteurella haemolytica in calves
Amory, Hélène ULg; Linden, Annick ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (1995), 430

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See detail3-Benzamido-4H-pyrido[4,3-e]-1,2,4-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxide
Dupont, L.; De Tullio, Pascal ULg; Pirotte, Bernard ULg et al

in Acta Crystallographica (1995), C51

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See detailVictor Hugo, "Comme dans les étangs..." : Correction d'un exercice d'analyse textuelle
Tilkin, Françoise ULg; Mathonet, Anne

in Espace pour un humanisme européen (1995), 27

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See detailEffect of risedronate on collagen cross-links in postmenopausal osteoporosis
Zegels, Brigitte ULg; Balena, R; Eastell, R et al

in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (1995), 10(s1), 455

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See detailThe appearance energy of C2H+ from C2H2 revisited. A Photoion-Photoelectron Coincidence Spectroscopic Determination.
Servais, Christian ULg; Locht, Robert ULg

in Chemical Physics Letters (1995), 236

The dissociative ionization of C2H2 in the C2H+-producing channel has been reconsidered. The photoion-photoelectron coincidence (PIPECO) technique has been used. The C2H+/e coincidence rate has been ... [more ▼]

The dissociative ionization of C2H2 in the C2H+-producing channel has been reconsidered. The photoion-photoelectron coincidence (PIPECO) technique has been used. The C2H+/e coincidence rate has been recorded between 16.2 and 21.2 eV. The lowest appearance energy determined for C2H+ is 17.35+/-0.04 eV. A second appearance energy is measured at 18.40+/-0.04 eV. At both energies ethynyl ions are produced through a predissociation mechanism at the expense of the C2H2+(A2Ag) state at 17.35 eV and C2H2+(B2Sigma+/g) at 18.40 eV. These results are in good agreement with the most recent TPIPECO experiments and dissociative electroionization results. This comparison leads to the exclusion of any contribution of autoionization phenomena to the C2H+ ion production between 16.2 and 21.2 eV. Investigations of C2H+ through the ion-pair formation channel (and dissociative electron attachment producing C2H- and H-) in C2H2 are reported and its contribution to C2H+ ion production below 17.3 eV must be discarded. [less ▲]

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See detailLa fin du Mésolithique et le Néolithique au Proche-Orient
Tunca, Önhan ULg

in Le génie de l'Homme. Des origines à l'écriture (1995)

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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 detailDecomposing efficiency into its managerial and its regulatory components: The case of European railways
Gathon, Henry-Jean ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in European Journal of Operational Research (1995), 80

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See detail3-Methyl-4H-pyrido[2,3-e]-1,2,4-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxide
Dupont, L.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Acta Crystallographica (1995), C51

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See detailEvolution récente du statut de la loutre dans le Parc National des Cévennes
Fonderflick, Jocelyn; De Kermabon, Jean; Libois, Roland ULg et al

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1995), 15(2-3-4), 233-238

In the south east of the Massif central, the Cevennes National Park covers the area along the dividing line between the Atlantic and Mediterranean catchment areas. The climatic conditions of these medium ... [more ▼]

In the south east of the Massif central, the Cevennes National Park covers the area along the dividing line between the Atlantic and Mediterranean catchment areas. The climatic conditions of these medium-sized mountains are very varied, with a high degree of seasonnality affecting the hydrologic regime of the rivers. The otter seems to have disappeared from that region around the 1960's. Some years ago, evidence was found again ona regular basis in some of these rivers. From 1990, the evolution of this otter population has been monitored by systematic observation of their signe in the principal watercourses covering an area of about 3000 km². At the same time, a preliminary study of the diet (spraint analysis) has been undertaken. Otter signs have been first evidenced on the upper reaches of the rivers Tarn and Lot. In subsequent years, signs have been disovered on some tributaries and on a watercourse flowing to the Mediterranean side: the river Luech. In the river Tarn (upper barbel zone), the most frequent prey is the gudgeon, reaching more than 50% of the total number of prey. However, when the biomass intake is considered, the barbel appears to play the major role, accounting for 46 % of the total food intake. The occurrence of the brown trout (11 %) and its relative biomass (18 %) are weak when compared with the composition of the river fish fauna (25 to 43 % of the estimated fish biomass). [less ▲]

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See detailRegime et tactique alimentaires de la loutre (Lutra lutra) en France: synthèse.
Libois, Roland ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1995), 15(2-3-4), 251-274

More than 1500 otter spraint samples have been collected in different aquatic habitats throughout the present geographic range of the otter in France. Prey remains were identified, the relative occurrence ... [more ▼]

More than 1500 otter spraint samples have been collected in different aquatic habitats throughout the present geographic range of the otter in France. Prey remains were identified, the relative occurrence and abundance of each species was assessed and the biomass of each individual prey estimated. When available, data about the fish communities (size frequency- distributions, relative abundance) were compared with the diet of the mustelid. The main conclusions of the study are as follows: 1. The otter is mainly piscivorous but some other aquatic (crayfish) or semiaquatic preys (frogs, Natrix-snakes, some birds and mammals) are of major dietary importance in oligotrophic habitats. 2. The composition of the diet is determined by the local fish resources. The otter is an opportunistic predator, its diet varying greatly from one place to another. The diet can also change depending upon the season or upon some special circumstances such as frog or fish reproduction or strong prey-community changes. 3. Small fish are dominant in the diet. No size selection has been evidenced at least in the eel and in the cyprinid fishes. As far as the trout is concerned, it seems that the otter consumes preferably medium sized individuals. 4. The proportion of some prey species is lower in the diet than in the habitat. These are the more pelagic (bleak, sander, breams), rheophilic (dace, chub) or group-living species (minnow, roach). Bottom- (bullhead, eel, tench, gudgeon, barbel) or plant-living (rudd, pike) species are more frequent. [less ▲]

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See detailInteractions between IL-1bêta, IL-6, IL-8 and LIF produced by human chondrocytes
Henrotin; Franchimont, P; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in The Official EULAR Journal for Education and Information (1995), 24

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See detailNouveaux activateurs des canaux potassiques: conception, pharmacologie et perspectives thérapeutiques
Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Fontaine, J.; Lebrun, P.

in Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique (1995), 50

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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 activateurs de canaux potassiques: étude structurale comparative du pinacidil, du diazoxide et du cromakalim
Dupont, Léon ULg; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises (1995), 53(5), 201-208

A conformational analysis has been performed with SYBYL starting from the energy optimized (Tripos force field) X-ray conformation of (R,S)-pinacidil. The geometry of four selected low energy conformers ... [more ▼]

A conformational analysis has been performed with SYBYL starting from the energy optimized (Tripos force field) X-ray conformation of (R,S)-pinacidil. The geometry of four selected low energy conformers has been reoptimized using the AM1 semiempirical Molecular Orbital method (MOPAC 5.0), and the total energy of the optimized conformers has been compared. In spite of an apparent structural dissimilarity, a good analogy has been found between the calculated isopotential map of diazoxide and that of at least one selected low energy conformer of pinacidil. It has been suggested that, unlike cromakalim, the low but observable activity of pinacidil on pancreatic B-cells could be explained by adoption for this compound of a conformation having a diazoxide-like stereoelectronical imprint which could assume a similar interaction on the same biological receptor. [less ▲]

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See detailLes futurs enseignants se sentent-ils une responsabilité vis-à-vis de l'échec scolaire ?
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

in Education et Recherche (1995), 17(3),

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See detailSpecific bovine brucellosis diagnosis based on in vitro antigen-specific gamma interferon production.
Weynants, V.; Godfroid, J.; Limbourg, B. et al

in Journal of Clinical Microbiology (1995), 33(3), 706-12

In order to improve the specificity of the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis, we developed a test which can be regarded as an in vitro correlate of the delayed-type hypersensitivity test (DTH). A mixture of ... [more ▼]

In order to improve the specificity of the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis, we developed a test which can be regarded as an in vitro correlate of the delayed-type hypersensitivity test (DTH). A mixture of cytoplasmic proteins from Brucella melitensis B115 was used as a specific antigenic stimulus in bovine whole blood culture. Supernatants harvested at 18 to 24 h after the in vitro antigenic stimulus were assayed for their gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) content by using a commercial sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. The IFN-gamma assay was evaluated with 10 heifers during the course (80 days) of an experimental infection and with 14 cows from an ongoing brucellosis outbreak. All of these animals were slaughtered, and pertinent organs were subjected to classical bacteriological analyses. In addition, we analyzed 23 field cases in which false-positive serological reactions occurred. The IFN-gamma results were compared with those of the standard DTH and a battery of serological assays, and they were correlated with bacteriological data. Both for the experimental infection and for the field brucellosis outbreak, the IFN-gamma assay detected infection in more animals than any combination of the serological tests, and it detected infection earlier than these tests. Finally, none of the samples from cows showing false-positive serological reactions was classified as positive by the IFN-gamma assay, attesting to its specificity and to its usefulness in interpreting ambiguous serological results. A rapid and convenient alternative to the DTH, the IFN-gamma assay appears to be an ideal method that is complementary to the serological diagnosis protocols. [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 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 detailThe mh gene causing double-muscling in cattle maps to bovine chromosome 2
Charlier, Carole ULg; Coppieters, Wouter ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg et al

in Mammalian Genome : Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society (1995), 6

While the hereditary nature of the double-muscling phenotype (a generalized muscular hypertrophy documented in several cattle breeds) is well established, its precise segregation mode has remained ... [more ▼]

While the hereditary nature of the double-muscling phenotype (a generalized muscular hypertrophy documented in several cattle breeds) is well established, its precise segregation mode has remained controversial. Both monogenic models (autosomal dominant or recessive) and oligogenic models have been proposed. Using a panel of 213 bovine microsatellite markers, and an experimental pedigree obtained by backcrossing double-muscled (Belgian Blue)xconventional (Friesian) F1 dams to double-muscled sire, we have mapped a locus on bovine Chromosome (Chr) 2 that accounts for all the phenotypic variance in the backcross generation. This locus, referred to as mh (muscular hypertrophy), has been positioned with respect to a map composed of seven Chr 2-specific microsatellites, at 2 cM from the closest marker. This result confirms the validity in the Belgian Blue population of the monogenic model involving an autosomal mh locus, characterized by a wild-type + and a recessive mh allele, causing the double-muscling phenotype in the homozygous condition. The linkage relationship between the mh locus and the Chr 2 markers was confirmed in three informative pedigrees collected from the general Belgian Blue Cattle population, reinforcing the notion of genetic homogeneity of the double-muscling trait in this breed. This work paves the way towards marker-assisted selection for or against the double-muscling trait, and towards positional cloning of the corresponding gene. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the charge transfer pathway in the Merocyanine 540 triplet state quenching by nitroxyl radical
Hoebeke, Maryse ULg; Van de Vorst, A.

in Photochemistry & Photobiology (1995), 61

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See detailAvoided overlap between two resonance energies or frequencies. Formation of fast and slow decay modes
Desouter, Michèle ULg; Jacques, Vincent

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1995), 28

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See detailBlues & African-American Literature. The Devil's Music in Novels of Nella Larsen,Gayl Jones and Toni Morrison. An Approach
Sacré, Robert ULg

in International Jazz Archives Journal (1995), vol.1(no.3), 93-106

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See detailFear reactions of domestic sheep confronted with either a human or a human-like model
Bouissou, Marie-France; Vandenheede, Marc ULg

in Behavioural Processes (1995), 34

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See detailThe Dissociative Ionization of C2H2. The C+, C2+ and CH2+ Dissociation Channels. The Vinylidene Ion as a Transient?
Locht, Robert ULg; Davister, M.

in Chemical Physics (1995), 195

The dissociative electroionization of C2H2 has been investigated in the C+, C2+ and CH2+ dissociation channels. Both the translational energy and the appearance energies have been measured. The kinetic ... [more ▼]

The dissociative electroionization of C2H2 has been investigated in the C+, C2+ and CH2+ dissociation channels. Both the translational energy and the appearance energies have been measured. The kinetic energy versus appearance energy diagrams related to these species are discussed in detail and dissociation mechanisms are proposed for all observed onset energies. For the three ionic species, the dissociation pathways leading to the fragmentation of C2H2+ into C+, C2+ and CH2+ successively have to run very likely over an isomerization mechanism of the molecular ion. The isomeric vinylidene structure could be the most probable intermediate. [less ▲]

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

in Medi-Sphere (1995), 39

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See detailA new analysis of the OH radical spectrum from solar infrared observations.
Mélen, F.; Sauval, A. J.; Grevesse, Nicolas ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy (1995), 174

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See detailDépart à la retraite et conditions de vie parmi la population âgée de 50 à 64 ans
Compagnie, Ph.; Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Sluse, Myriam ULg et al

in Fondation Roi Baudouin (1995)

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See detailSerotonin 5HT2 receptor imaging in the human brain using positron emission tomography and a new radioligand, [18F]altanserin: results in young normal controls.
Sadzot, Bernard ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg; Maquet, Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (1995), 15(5), 787-97

Changes in serotonin-2 receptors have been demonstrated in brain autopsy material from patients with various neurodegenerative and affective disorders. It would be desirable to locate a ligand for the ... [more ▼]

Changes in serotonin-2 receptors have been demonstrated in brain autopsy material from patients with various neurodegenerative and affective disorders. It would be desirable to locate a ligand for the study of these receptors in vivo with positron emission tomography (PET). Altanserin is a 4-benzoylpiperidine derivative with a high affinity and selectivity for S2 receptors in vitro. Dynamic PET studies were carried out in nine normal volunteers with high-specific activity (376-1,680 mCi/mumol) [18F]altanserin. Arterial blood samples were obtained and the plasma time-activity curves were corrected for the presence of labeled metabolites. Thirty minutes after injection, selective retention of the radioligand was observed in cortical areas, while the cerebellum, caudate, and thalamus had low radioactivity levels. Specific binding reached a plateau between 30 and 65 min postinjection at 1.8% of the injected dose/L of brain and then decreased, indicating the reversibility of the binding. The total/nonspecific binding ratio reached 2.6 for times between 50 and 70 min postinjection. The graphical analysis proposed by Logan et al. allowed us to estimate the binding potential (Bmax/KD). Pretreatment with ketanserin was given to three volunteers and brain activity remained uniformly low. An additional study in one volunteer showed that [18F]altanserin can be displaced from the receptors by large doses of ketanserin. At the end of the study, unchanged altanserin was 57% of the total plasma activity. These results suggest that [18F]altanserin is selective for S2 receptors in vivo as it is in vitro. They indicate that [18F]altanserin is suitable for imaging and quantifying S2 receptors with PET in humans. [less ▲]

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See detailDepistage des neoplasies endocriniennes multiples de type 1 (NEM 1). Reflexion du Groupe d'Etude des Neoplasies Endocriniennes Multiples de type 1 (GENEM 1).
Cougard, P.; Calender, A.; Carnaille, B. et al

in Annales de Chirurgie (1995), 49(6), 500-506

The "Groupe d'Etude des Neoplasies Endocriniennes Multiples de type 1 (GENEM 1)" is a French group involved in a comprehensive multicentre study of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1 syndrome (NEM 1 ... [more ▼]

The "Groupe d'Etude des Neoplasies Endocriniennes Multiples de type 1 (GENEM 1)" is a French group involved in a comprehensive multicentre study of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1 syndrome (NEM 1). The objectives of this group are to define diagnostic and therapeutic protocols and to carry out genetic research on NEM1. The first aim of physicians is to recognize the syndrome and to determine the appropriate screening especially into two circumstances: 1 degree In case of isolated and sporadic glandular disease -i-e-parathyroid glands, endocrine pancreas, antehypophysis, adrenal glands and neuroendocrine tumors? 2 degrees In case of very high probability of NEM 1 syndrome? This paper answers these two questions, based on the analysis of the first 150 cases collected by the GENEM 1. [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 detailMise au point d’une classification automatique des cartes synoptiques d’altitude et application à l’étude des incendies de forêts
Mabille, Georges; Geron, Jean-Marc; Funcken, Philippe et al

in Publication Association Internationale de Climatologie (1995), 8

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See detailFollicular Dendritic Cells: Origin and Function
Heinen, Ernst ULg; Bosseloir, A.; Bouzahzah, F.

in Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology (1995), 201

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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 detailThiamine Deficiency--Induced Partial Necrosis and Mitochondrial Uncoupling in Neuroblastoma Cells Are Rapidly Reversed by Addition of Thiamine
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Sluse, Francis ULg; Goessens, Guy ULg et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1995), 65(5), 2178-2184

Culture of neuroblastoma cells in a medium of low-thiamine concentration (6 nM) and in the presence of the transport inhibitor amprolium leads to the appearance of overt signs of necrosis; i.e., the ... [more ▼]

Culture of neuroblastoma cells in a medium of low-thiamine concentration (6 nM) and in the presence of the transport inhibitor amprolium leads to the appearance of overt signs of necrosis; i.e., the chromatin condenses in dark patches, the oxygen consumption decreases, mitochondria are uncoupled, and their cristae are disorganized. Glutamate formed from glutamine is no longer oxidized and accumulates, suggesting that the thiamine diphosphate-dependent alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase activity is impaired. When thiamine (10 microM) is added to the cells, the O2 consumption increases, respiratory control is restored, and normal cell and mitochondrial morphology is recovered within 1 h. Succinate, which is oxidized via the thiamine diphosphate-independent succinate dehydrogenase, is also able to restore a normal O2 consumption (with respiratory control) in digitonin-permeabilized thiamine-deficient cells. Our results therefore suggest that the slowing of the citric acid cycle is the main cause of the biochemical lesion induced by thiamine deficiency as observed in Wernicke's encephalopathy. [less ▲]

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See detailCarte des sols de Belgique et SIG : un traitement préalable visant à la concordance géométrique
Lejeune, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1995), 30(4), 339-351

Almost half (40 %) of the sheets of the Belgian Soil Map (scale 1/20,000) has been produced on a topographical background showing geometrical differences, sometimes important, with the basic topographic ... [more ▼]

Almost half (40 %) of the sheets of the Belgian Soil Map (scale 1/20,000) has been produced on a topographical background showing geometrical differences, sometimes important, with the basic topographic background produced at present by the National Institute of Geography. Twenty percent of control points georeferenced on a test sheet show differences higher than 80 meters between the two reference systems. A simple method is proposed to match up inaccurate sheets of the soil map with the basic topographic background and to reduce these differences. It is based on control points evenly distributed on the sheet to be corrected and georeferenced in the two systems. A translation is applied to the poiints digitised on the soil map, corresponding to a weighed mean of the differences observed on the nearest control points, the weighing factor being computed on the basis of distances between control points and the element to be corrected. This procedure is integrated in a program running on a PC in Arc/Info environment. The entire correction process (identification of control points, preparation of files, program execution) takes less than three hours per sheet. [less ▲]

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See detailPneumothorax during laparoscopic fundoplication: diagnosis and treatment with positive end-expiratory pressure.
Joris, Jean ULg; Chiche, Jean-Daniel; Lamy, Maurice ULg

in Anesthesia and Analgesia (1995), 81(5), 993-1000

Pneumothorax can develop during laparoscopy, particularly during laparoscopic fundoplication, since the left parietal pleura is exposed and can be torn during dissection in the diaphragmatic hiatus. Such ... [more ▼]

Pneumothorax can develop during laparoscopy, particularly during laparoscopic fundoplication, since the left parietal pleura is exposed and can be torn during dissection in the diaphragmatic hiatus. Such an event will result in specific pathophysiologic changes, since CO2, under pressure in the abdominal cavity, will pass into the pleural space. The aim of this study was to document the pathophysiologic changes induced by pneumothorax, and to evaluate the benefit of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to treat pneumothorax. Forty-six ASA physical status I and II patients scheduled for laparoscopic fundoplication were monitored extensively; heart rate, mean arterial pressure, end-tidal CO2 (PETCO2), oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (Spo2), minute ventilation, tidal volume, dynamic total lung thorax compliance, and airway pressures were recorded. In 25 patients, oxygen uptake, CO2 elimination and arterial blood gases were also measured. Pneumothorax was diagnosed in seven patients. It resulted in the following pathophysiologic changes: decrease in total lung thorax compliance, increase in airway pressures, and increase in CO2 absorption. Consequently, PACO2 and PETCO2 also increased. Spo2, however, remained normal. The use of PEEP largely corrected these respiratory changes. None of these pneumothoraces required drainage. These data suggest that pneumothorax is common during laparoscopic fundoplication. Early diagnosis is possible by simultaneous monitoring of PETCO2, total lung thorax compliance, and airway pressures. Finally, treatment with PEEP provides an alternative to chest tube placement when pneumothorax is secondary to passage of peritoneal CO2 into the interpleural space. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign for polarizing holographic optical elements
Habraken, Serge ULg; Renotte, Yvon; Roose, Stéphane ULg et al

in Applied Optics (1995), 34(19), 3595-3602

We present results of the application of a three-dimensional rigorous-vector coupled-wave theory to the design of polarizing holographic optical elements. Two different cases have been selected giving ... [more ▼]

We present results of the application of a three-dimensional rigorous-vector coupled-wave theory to the design of polarizing holographic optical elements. Two different cases have been selected giving rise to two types of element, one of which is completely original. Experimental realizations were performed. The recording material was dichromated gelatin because of its outstanding performance related to diffraction efficiency. A fair agreement between the theoretical previsions and the experimental results was achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailIndice plasmodique et parasitémie à Plasmodium falciparum: valeur diagnostique et pronostique au Congo.
Carme, B.; Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg; Mbitsi, A. et al

in Annales de la Société Belge de Médecine Tropicale (1972) (1995), 75

Parasitological data of various malarial studies performed in the Congo where Plasmodium falciparum malaria is holoendemic in rural and suburban zones between 1988 and 1991, were analyzed with the ... [more ▼]

Parasitological data of various malarial studies performed in the Congo where Plasmodium falciparum malaria is holoendemic in rural and suburban zones between 1988 and 1991, were analyzed with the intention of establishing diagnosis and prognosis value of Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in areas with high perennial transmission. In such an area Congolese school children (6-10 years old) had 88% P. falciparum index, this is the same percentage as that for children hospitalized with a pernicious attack. However, the parasite load is distributed differently; parasitaemia is greater than 6,000 asexual form for P. falciparum (af/Pf/µl) in only 4,6% of cases in the former group, versus 67% in the second group. A threshold of 10,000 af/Pf/µl above which the Plasmodium infection triggers a febrile attack in semi-immune children, is confirmed in school children in a rural context where the factor of taking antimalarial drugs within the preceding days is negligible: three out of four children with levels above this threshold are febrile versus 4,1% (7 out of 170) with lower blood parasite levels. Some adults where also asymptomatic carriers but much less frequently and with lower mean parasitaemia levels. The parasite load mirrors the clinical severity although this concept can be misleading as an individual prognostic criterion and foor hospital studies carried out in areas where multiple drug administration before hospitalization is common. For the studies recently performed in Brazzaville, the 5% threshold of parasitized red cells, the WHO severity criterion was never reached in asymptomatic subject or in cases of simple attack; it was reached in one out of two cases of pernicious attack. [less ▲]

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See detailFunctional analysis of the Antirrhinum floral homeotic DEFICIENS gene in vivo and in vitro by using a temperature-sensitive mutant.
Zachgo, S.; Silva, E de A; Motte, Patrick ULg et al

in Development (1995), 121(9), 2861-75

Flowers of the temperature-sensitive DEFICIENS (DEF) mutant, def-101, display sepaloid petals and carpelloid stamens when grown at 26 degrees C, the non-permissive temperature. In contrast, when ... [more ▼]

Flowers of the temperature-sensitive DEFICIENS (DEF) mutant, def-101, display sepaloid petals and carpelloid stamens when grown at 26 degrees C, the non-permissive temperature. In contrast, when cultivated under permissive conditions at 15 degrees C, the morphology of def-101 flowers resembles that of the wild type. Temperature shift experiments during early and late phases of flower development revealed that second and third whorl organ development is differentially sensitive to changes in DEF expression. In addition, early DEF expression seems to control the spatially correct initiation of fourth whorl organ development. Reduction of the def-101 gene dosage differentially affects organogenesis in adjacent whorls: at the lower temperature development of petals in the second whorl and initiation of carpels in the centre of the flower is not affected while third whorl organogenesis follows the mutant (carpelloid) pattern. The possible contribution of accessory factors to organ-specific DEF functions is discussed. In situ analyses of mRNA and protein expression patterns during def-101 flower development at 15 degrees C and at 26 degrees C support previously proposed combinatorial regulatory interactions between the MADS-box proteins DEF and GLOBOSA (GLO), and provide evidence that the autoregulatory control of DEF and GLO expression by the DEF/GLO heterodimer starts after initiation of all organ primordia. Immunolocalisation revealed that both proteins are located in the nucleus. Interestingly, higher growth temperature affects the stability of both the DEF-101 and GLO proteins in vivo. In vitro DNA binding studies suggest that the temperature sensitivity of the def-101 mutant is due to an altered heterodimerisation/DNA-binding capability of the DEF-101 protein, conditioned by the deletion of one amino acid within the K-box, a protein region thought to be involved in protein-protein interaction. In addition, we introduce a mutant allele of GLO, glo-confusa, where insertion of one amino acid impairs the hydrophobic carboxy-terminal region of the MADS-box, but which confers no strong phenotypic changes to the flower. The strong mutant phenotype of flowers of def-101/glo-conf double mutants when grown in the cold represents genetic evidence for heterodimerisation between DEF and GLO in vivo. The potential to dissect structural and functional domains of MADS-box transcription factors is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailMorphological Changes of Thymus in Retrovirus-Induced Murine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Maids)
de Leval, Laurence ULg; Deprez, Manuel ULg; Colombi, S. et al

in Pathology - Research & Practice (1995), 191(6), 506-12

The possible contribution of the thymus in the setting of acquired immunodeficiencies is still questioned. Here we report some new findings regarding a potential involvement of the thymus in mice infected ... [more ▼]

The possible contribution of the thymus in the setting of acquired immunodeficiencies is still questioned. Here we report some new findings regarding a potential involvement of the thymus in mice infected with RadLV-Rs, a viral mixture inducing murine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (MAIDS). Thymi were sequentially removed, weighted and morphologically analyzed at different time intervals post-infection. Infection with RadLV-Rs led to a decrease in thymus weight mostly apparent from the fourth week. The first changes were seen at the third week as perivascular clusters of B-cells at the cortico-medullary junction. The ensuing process of atrophy mainly involved the cortex, while a mixed population of large T- and B-cells filled the medulla. These observations are discussed with regard to the pathological changes occurring in other lymphoid and non-lymphoid organs, in the context of the lymphoproliferation and immunodeficiency characterizing the disease, and by comparison with other models of retrovirus-induced immunodeficiencies. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of cryopreservation techniques for goat embryos
Fiéni, F.; Beckers, Jean-François ULg; Buggin, M. et al

in Reproduction Nutrition Development (1995), 35

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See detailEffect of high osmolarity acclimation on tolerance to hyperosmotic shocks in L929 cultured cells.
Gilles, Raymond ULg; Belkhir, M.; Compère, Philippe ULg et al

in Tissue & Cell (1995), 27(6), 679-687

Application of abrupt, large hyperosmotic shocks induces in L929 cultured cells changes similar to those previously described in other cell types, notably a hypercondensation of the nuclear chromatin ... [more ▼]

Application of abrupt, large hyperosmotic shocks induces in L929 cultured cells changes similar to those previously described in other cell types, notably a hypercondensation of the nuclear chromatin. This paper shows that; 1) this phenomenon is concomitant with a complete disappearance of deoxyribonucleic acid, as visualized by immunogold labelling, from the nucleoplasmic spaces; 2) acclimation to high osmolarities (600 mOsm) by addition to the culture medium of NaCl, sorbitol or proline protects the cells from these effects, which appear to be largely attenuated-acclimated cells also survive much better to the osmotic shock than do control cells and; 3) the best protection seems to be provided by sorbitol and NaCl. Proline acclimation is less effective. These effects are discussed in terms of increased tolerance to NaCl load induced at the level of different macromolecules by so-called 'compensatory' organic compounds. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilial trends of obesity through three generations: the Belgian-Luxembourg child study.
Guillaume, Michèle ULg; Lapidus, L.; Beckers, F. et al

in International Journal of Obesity (1995), 19 Suppl 3

Province de Luxembourg in Belgium is an area with clustering of obesity as well as other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. In this study, obesity was ... [more ▼]

Province de Luxembourg in Belgium is an area with clustering of obesity as well as other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. In this study, obesity was studied in a total of 1028 boys and girls in age-strata 6-8, 8-10, 10-12 years, selected at random from school classes. Participation rate was about 70%. Non-participants did not differ from participants in comparisons of school records of height and weight. Furthermore, information on birth weight, parents' height and weight was collected, as well as reported problems of obesity in grandparents. The results show a high prevalence of pronounced obesity in these children. BMIs were strongly correlated between the children and both parents. Furthermore, grandparents' obesity problems were related to the BMI of parents, and also to obesity indices in the children. Birth weights were related to current BMI of the children (in girls only for the youngest age-group), and to their mothers' BMI. It was concluded that obesity is prevalent in this area and can be traced through three generations, and seems to be discoverable already at birth. Energy intake is high and physical activity level is low in these children. However, statistical analyses suggest that familial factors exert a greater impact than environmental factors on the BMI of the children. These results, as well as the wide-spread, consistent familial clustering of obesity, traceable already at birth, suggest influence of strong genetic traits for obesity in this population. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantitative assessment of erythropoiesis in haemodialysis patients demonstrates gradual expansion of erythroblasts during constant treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin.
Beguin, Yves ULg; Loo, Martine; R'Zik, Samir ULg et al

in British Journal of Haematology (1995), 89(1), 17-23

Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) has been shown to be effective in correcting the anaemia of chronic renal failure. It has been reported that reticulocytes as well as erythroid progenitors ... [more ▼]

Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) has been shown to be effective in correcting the anaemia of chronic renal failure. It has been reported that reticulocytes as well as erythroid progenitors increase within 1-2 weeks, with no further elevation beyond this time interval. However, the erythroblast pool is quantitatively the most important compartment of erythropoiesis, and the rate, extent and duration of the expansion of erythropoietic activity in response to rHuEpo is not known. Treatment with rHuEpo was given to 64 patients i.v. thrice weekly after haemodialysis. The effect of rHuEpo was obvious from the early elevation of reticulocyte counts, but much of this increase was due to a rapid output of shift reticulocytes which levelled off after a few weeks. Serum transferrin receptor (TfR), a quantitative measure of erythropoiesis, increased progressively over 6 weeks to reach a plateau phase at about twice baseline values. The Hct increased progressively and continued to rise steadily after the TfR plateau was reached. The speed and extent of the expansion of erythropoietic activity correlated with the later haematological response to rHuEpo. When rHuEpo was discontinued, erythropoietic activity returned progressively to baseline values, to rise again gradually when treatment was resumed. Part of the Hct increase was also due to haemoconcentration. The results indicate that changes in the various erythroid compartments vary considerably in intensity and speed, and that the erythroblast compartment in particular is slow to respond to modifications in the erythropoietin stimulus. [less ▲]

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See detailHet is nooit goed. Marginalia bij De pasvorm van de goede smaak van Marc Reynebeau
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Yang : Tijdschrift voor Literatuur en Kommunikatie (1995), 31(3-4), 111-121

This article criticizes the illusions of normative literary criticism, which hopes to determine 'once and for all' the true and objective value of literature.

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See detailHyperfine structure of infrared vanadium lines
Palmeri, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg; Aboussaïd, A. et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1995), 28

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See detailSimulating The Folding Of Small Proteins By Use Of The Local Minimum Energy And The Free Solvation Energy Yields Native-Like Structures
Brasseur, Robert ULg

in Journal of Molecular Graphics (1995), 13(5), 312-22

Assuming that the protein primary sequence contains all information required to fold a protein into its native tertiary structure, we propose a new computational approach to protein folding by ... [more ▼]

Assuming that the protein primary sequence contains all information required to fold a protein into its native tertiary structure, we propose a new computational approach to protein folding by distributing the total energy of the macromolecular system along the torsional axes. We further derive a new semiempirical equation to calculate the total energy of a macromolecular system including its free energy of solvation. The energy of solvation makes an important contribution to the stability of biological structures. The segregation of hydrophilic and hydrophobic domains is essential for the formation of micelles, lipid bilayers, and biological membranes, and it is also important for protein folding. The free energy of solvation consists of two components: one derived from interactions between the atoms of the protein, and the second resulting from interactions between the protein and the solvent. The latter component is expressed as a function of the fractional area of protein atoms accessible to the solvent. The protein-folding procedure described in this article consists of two successive steps: a theoretical transition from an ideal alpha helix to an ideal beta sheet is first imposed on the protein conformation, in order to calculate an initial secondary structure. The most stable secondary structure is built from a combination of the lowest energy structures calculated for each amino acid during this transition. An angular molecular dynamics step is then applied to this secondary structure. In this computational step, the total energy of the system consisting of the sum of the torsional energy, the van der Waals energy, the electrostatic energy, and the solvation energy is minimized. This process yields 3-D structures of minimal total energy that are considered to be the most probable native-like structures for the protein. This method therefore requires no prior hypothesis about either the secondary or the tertiary structure of the protein and restricts the input of data to its sequence. The validity of the results is tested by comparing the crystalline and computed structures of four proteins, i.e., the avian and bovine pancreatic polypeptide (36 residues each), uteroglobin (70 residues), and the calcium-binding protein (75 residues); the C alpha-C alpha maps show significant homologies and the position of secondary structure domains; that of the alpha helices is particularly close. [less ▲]

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See detailToxicité potentielle et utilisation pratique du méthotrexate dans la polyarthrite rhumatoïde
Kaye, O.; Ribbens, Clio ULg; Hauwaert, Christian ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1995)

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See detailPyoverdine-mediated uptake of iron in Pseudomonas putida BTP1 : involvement of a 100 KD IROMP.
Delfosse, Ph; Ongena, Marc ULg; Jacques, Ph et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1995), 103(B39),

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See detailMiospore Biozonation in the Middle Devonian - Lower Carboniferous of Europe : its application to Western Gondwana
Loboziak, S.; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias (1995), 67(3), 311-312

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See detailErythropoiesis and erythropoietin in multiple myeloma.
Beguin, Yves ULg

in Leukemia & Lymphoma (1995), 18(5-6), 413-21

In this review, the pathophysiology and treatment of the anemia of multiple myeloma will be examined. While the anemia of cancer has multiple causes, an important component is labeled the "anemia of ... [more ▼]

In this review, the pathophysiology and treatment of the anemia of multiple myeloma will be examined. While the anemia of cancer has multiple causes, an important component is labeled the "anemia of chronic disease" which is characterized by the combination of a shortened erythrocyte survival with failure of the bone marrow to increase red cell production in compensation. Depressed erythropoiesis is itself related to a combination of factors, including impaired availability of storage iron, inadequate erythropoietin response to anemia, and overproduction of cytokines which are capable of inhibiting erythropoiesis. These cytokines are involved in the retention of iron in the reticuloendothelial system, gastrointestinal tract and hepatocytes, may interfere with erythropoietin production by the kidney, and may exert direct inhibitory effects on erythroid precursors. While overproduction of several such cytokines, including IL-6, IL-1 and TNF-alpha, has been definitely demonstrated in multiple myeloma patients, it is still unclear whether they are directly involved in the pathogenesis of the anemia which develops. Although several mechanisms, such as hemodilution, bleeding, and decreased red cell survival operate, the anemia is mostly caused by defective erythropoietic activity. This in turn is partly explained by inadequate erythropoietin (Epo) production even in some patients without renal impairment. Based on measurements of serum erythropoietin and transferrin receptor, the distinction between marrow unresponsiveness to normal Epo stimulation and deficient Epo production is important for the treatment of the anemia of multiple myeloma with recombinant human Epo. Higher doses would probably be necessary if adequate Epo production is present, whereas only replacement therapy with lower doses may be sufficient when Epo production has been shown to be inappropriate. [less ▲]

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See detailGlucose inhibits human placental GH secretion, in vitro
Patel, N.; Alsat, E.; Igout, Ahmed ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1995), 80(5), 1743-6

Human placenta specifically expresses the GH-V gene leading to the production of placental Growth Hormone (PGH). During pregnancy, PGH levels increase progressively in maternal blood, but its regulation ... [more ▼]

Human placenta specifically expresses the GH-V gene leading to the production of placental Growth Hormone (PGH). During pregnancy, PGH levels increase progressively in maternal blood, but its regulation remains unknown. In this study the effect of glucose on PGH secretion by human term placenta was tested, in vitro, by means of two different experimental models: organ culture of villous tissue and primary culture of isolated cytotrophoblasts. PGH was assayed in the culture medium by an immunoradiometric assay using a specific PGH monoclonal antibody. The presence of glucose (25 mmol/L) in the culture medium significantly inhibited (p < 0.001) the secretion of PGH by either placental villous explants or by cultured trophoblast cells. This inhibitory effect of glucose on PGH secretion was dose-dependent. More than 50% inhibition being observed with 5.5 mmol/L. In the same conditions, the daily production of hPL and hCG, were unmodified. Furthermore, the glucose-induced inhibition of PGH secretion was more effective when cultured trophoblast cells are differentiated into syncytiotrophoblast. This study demonstrates, for the first time, that among the gestational polypeptide hormones secreted by the human placenta, only PGH secretion is modulated by glucose, suggesting a key metabolic role for this hormone during pregnancy. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation patrimoniale des droits à la pension en Belgique
Bouillot, L.; Perelman, Sergio ULg

in Revue Belge de Sécurité Sociale (1995)

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Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg; Barnsley, Mike

in GISDATA Newsletter (1995), 6

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See detailCharacterization and partial amino acid sequencing of a 107-kDa procollagen I N-proteinase purified by affinity chromatography on immobilized type XIV collagen.
Colige, Alain ULg; Beschin, A.; Samyn, B. et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1995), 270(28), 16724-30

Procollagen I N-proteinase (EC 3.4.24.14), the enzyme that specifically processes type I and type II procollagens to collagen, was isolated from extracts of fetal calf skin. After two chromatographic ... [more ▼]

Procollagen I N-proteinase (EC 3.4.24.14), the enzyme that specifically processes type I and type II procollagens to collagen, was isolated from extracts of fetal calf skin. After two chromatographic steps on concanavalin A-Sepharose and heparin-Sepharose, the semi-purified preparation was used to produce monoclonal antibodies. One reacting antibody was found to recognize not the enzyme itself but type XIV collagen on which the enzyme was bound. This binding, highly sensitive to ionic conditions (plH, salt concentrations) but not affected by non-ionic detergents, was used for affinity chromatography that strongly improved the purification procedure. The enzyme is extensively characterized: 1) it has a molecular mass of 107 kDa as determined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in presence of SDS and of about 130 kDa when estimated by gel filtration on a Sephacryl-S300; 2) in standard assay (pH 7.5, 0.2 M NaCl, 35 degrees C), the activation energy for reaction with amino procollagen type I was 17,000 calories per mole. In the same conditions, Km and Vmax values were, respectively, 435 and 39 nM per hour but varied strongly with pH and salt concentration; 3) the enzyme cleaved the NH2-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen at the specific site, the Pro-Gln bond in the alpha 1 type I procollagen chain; 4) the enzyme contained a high proportion of Gly, Asx, and Glx residues but no Hyp or Hyl; 5) partial amino acid sequences obtained from internal peptides of the enzyme displayed no significant homology with known sequences. The association of procollagen I N-proteinase with a FACIT (fibril-associated collagens with interrupted triple helices) collagen as found here might be of physiological significance. [less ▲]

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See detailneuroendocrinology in the perinatal period
Battisti, Oreste ULg

in mini acta of belgian society of pediatrics (1995), 27

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See detailCeci est mon corps. Een inleiding
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Yang : Tijdschrift voor Literatuur en Kommunikatie (1995), 31(5), 4-10

This is an introduction to a special issue on the body in art and literature.

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See detailFactors regulating megakaryocyte progenitor commitment to polyploidization.
Paulus, Jean-Michel ULg; Grosdent, J C; Prenant, M et al

in Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences. Série III. Sciences de la Vie (1995), 318(3), 381-6

Recognizable megakaryocytes are polyploid cells generated by a clonogenic, diploid progenitor, termed CFU-MKC (colony forming unit, megakaryocyte). In order to quantify polyploidization, ploidy histograms ... [more ▼]

Recognizable megakaryocytes are polyploid cells generated by a clonogenic, diploid progenitor, termed CFU-MKC (colony forming unit, megakaryocyte). In order to quantify polyploidization, ploidy histograms of megakaryocytes determined by microphotometric or flow cytometric measurements of megakaryocyte DNA have generally been used. However these techniques provide no information on the rate of commitment of CFU-MKC to polyploidy. Using a technique of clonal analysis determining the distributions of the number of doublings (NbD) undergone by CFU-MKC before committing to polyploidization, the polyploidization probability of CFU-MKC could be derived. This probability was found to be a constant independent from CFU-MKC mitotic history, since NbD distributions are exponential functions characterized by a constant rate of decay per doubling. By studying the effects of growth factors on polyploidization probability, it was also shown that: (1) this parameter is negatively regulated by growth factors contained in poke-weed or WEHI conditioned media, as well as by erythropoietin; (2) commitment to polyploidization does not require prior CFU-MKC division; (3) bipotent erythroid-megakaryocyte progenitors have a lower polyploidization probability than CFU-MKC; (4) determination of polyploidization probability reflects the activity of growth factors with greater accuracy than megakaryocyte colony count. [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 detailR-HuEPO hyporesponsiveness - who and why ?
Danielson, B.; Beguin, Yves ULg; Bommer, J. et al

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (1995), 10

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See detailNumerical simulation of a full scale fire test on a loaded steel framework
Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg; Cooke, C. M. E.; Latham, D. J.

in Journal of Constructional Steel Research (1995), 35

A single bay single storey steel portal frame has been tested under fire conditions. It is here simulated using hte non linear computer code CEFICOSS. The elements have composite steel-concrete sections ... [more ▼]

A single bay single storey steel portal frame has been tested under fire conditions. It is here simulated using hte non linear computer code CEFICOSS. The elements have composite steel-concrete sections for the thermal analysis, but only the steel part of the sections is load bearing. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative assessment of right ventricular performance from the pressure-volume relationship in double-muscled and conventional calves.
Amory, Hélène ULg; Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research = Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire (1995), 59(2), 135-141

Forty-one and 55 records of right-sided and systemic arterial pressures, cardiac output, and end-diastolic and end-systolic right ventricular volumes were collected from a group of 6 conventional and 6 ... [more ▼]

Forty-one and 55 records of right-sided and systemic arterial pressures, cardiac output, and end-diastolic and end-systolic right ventricular volumes were collected from a group of 6 conventional and 6 double-muscled calves, respectively. In each group, the mean right ventricular pressure-volume loop was constructed. Global cardiac performance was significantly lower in the double-muscled than in the conventional calves. The right ventricular end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes, as well as the diastolic portion of the mean pressure-volume loop, were similar in the 2 groups. Those results suggest that the reduced cardiac performance of double-muscled calves is not due to a lowered ventricular preload and that diastolic properties of their myocardium are similar to those of conventional calves. When expressed on a body weight basis, however, the right ventricular end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes were lower in the double-muscled than in conventional calves. When expressed as a function of probable metabolic demand, therefore, the volumetric capacity of the cardiac pump appears to be reduced in double-muscled calves. The significantly lower right ventricular ejection fraction, maximal rate of ventricular pressure rise and right ventricular peak-systolic pressure to end-systolic volume ratio measured in double-muscled as compared with conventional calves suggest that reduced myocardial contractility may also be partly responsible for the significantly lower stroke index of the former calves. The cardiac pump of double-muscled cattle thus seems to be less effective than that of conventional cattle because of reduced volumetric capacity and lowered strength of contraction. [less ▲]

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See detailDe ruimtebeleving in Vestdijks Verzamelde verhalen III
Nachtergaele, Lutgarde ULg

in Vestdijkkroniek (1995), 88-89

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See detailThiamine Deficiency in Cultured Neuroblastoma Cells: Effect on Mitochondrial Function and Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptors
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Goessens, Guy ULg; Sluse, Francis ULg et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1995), 64(5), 2013-2021

When neuroblastoma cells were transferred to a medium of low (6 nM) thiamine concentration, a 16-fold decrease in total intracellular thiamine content occurred within 8 days. Respiration and ATP levels ... [more ▼]

When neuroblastoma cells were transferred to a medium of low (6 nM) thiamine concentration, a 16-fold decrease in total intracellular thiamine content occurred within 8 days. Respiration and ATP levels were only slightly affected, but addition of a thiamine transport inhibitor (amprolium) decreased ATP content and increased lactate production. Oxygen consumption became low and insensitive to oligomycin and uncouplers. At least 25% of mitochondria were swollen and electron translucent. Cell mortality increased to 75% within 5 days. [3H]PK 11195, a specific ligand of peripheral benzodiazepine receptors (located in the outer mitochondrial membrane) binds to the cells with high affinity (KD = 1.4 +/- 0.2 nM). Thiamine deficiency leads to an increase in both Bmax and KD. Changes in binding parameters for peripheral benzodiazepine receptors may be related to structural or permeability changes in mitochondrial outer membranes. In addition to the high-affinity (nanomolar range) binding site for peripheral benzodiazepine ligands, there is a low-affinity (micromolar range) saturable binding for PK 11195. At micromolar concentrations, peripheral benzodiazepines inhibit thiamine uptake by the cells. Altogether, our results suggest that impairment of oxidative metabolism, followed by mitochondrial swelling and disorganization of cristae, is the main cause of cell mortality in severely thiamine-deficient neuroblastoma cells. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of bisphosphonates in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Clinical Rheumatology (1995), 14(3), 22-25

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See detailRecommendations for the registration of new chemical entities used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Compston, JE; Jones, EA et al

in Calcified Tissue International (1995), 57

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See detailMolecular description of the interactions of aminoglycoside antibiotics with negatively-charged phospholipids. Theoretical molecular modelling and experimental results.
Mingeot-Leclercq, M. P.; Schanck, A.; Van Bambeke, F. et al

in Pharmacology (1995), 14

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See detailSimulation of Square Cup Deep Drawing with Different Finite Elements
Kaiping, Li; Habraken, Anne ULg; Bruneel, H.

in Journal of Materials Processing Technology (1995), 50(1-4), 81-91

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