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See detailAnalyse de la viande de poulet par spectroscopie infrarouge proche.
Sindic, Marianne ULg; Chevalier, Olivier; Dardenne, Pierre et al

in Viandes et Produits Carnés (1993), 14(4),

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See detailCommentaire sommaire de la loi relative au crédit à la consommation
Biquet, Christine ULg

in Actualités du Droit (1993)

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See detailFractionnement du froment d'hiver : influences variétale et phytotechnique.
Sindic, Marianne ULg; Chevalier, Olivier; Duculot, Jacqueline et al

in Industries des Céréales (1993), (82),

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See detailKonie pociagowe ardenskie
Burny, Philippe ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg; Ensch, D. et al

in Przeglad Hodowlany (1993), (3/1993), 21-22

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See detailNut van ambulante bloeddrukmeting bij arteriële hypertensie
Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; Dubois, Bernard ULg; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Journal de Cardiologie [= JDC] = Tijdschrift voor Cardiologie [= TVC] (1993), 1

De frequentie van het 'witte-jassen' syndroom en het belang van dit fenomeen op de bloeddrukbelasting en de variabiliteit van de arteriële bloeddruk over 24 uur werden bij 181 patiënten onderzocht ... [more ▼]

De frequentie van het 'witte-jassen' syndroom en het belang van dit fenomeen op de bloeddrukbelasting en de variabiliteit van de arteriële bloeddruk over 24 uur werden bij 181 patiënten onderzocht gedurende een 24 uur durende ambulante bloeddrukmeting. Ondanks een goede correlatie tussen de klinische meting van de arteriële bloeddruk en de gemiddelde bloeddruk overdag of gedurende 24 uur, is er toch een tegenstrijdigheid tussen de .bloeddrukwaarden die met beide methoden worden gemeten (de klinische bloeddruk is hoger dan de ambulant gemeten bloeddruk, des te meer naarmate de klinische bloeddruk hoger is). Bij de beoordeling van de werkzaamheid van antihypertensiva blijkt uit het beloop van de bloeddruk dat een derde van de behandelde patiënten normale bloeddrukwaarden heeft, terwijl bij twee derden van de patiënten de gemiddelde bloeddruk overdag en gedurende 24 uur duidelijk hoger is dan per definitie is toegestaan. Dit onderzoek toont ook aan dat de ambulant gemeten bloeddrukwaarden (vooral de systolische bloeddruk) een beter voorspellend vermogen voor linker-ventrikelhypertrofie hebben dan de klinisch gemeten bloeddrukwaarden. Deze waarnemingen bevestigen het belang van deze niet-invasieve techniek van meting van de gemiddelde bloeddruk, zowel om het 'witte-jassen' effect te objectiveren en aldus de diagnose arteriële hypertensie te preciseren, als om na te gaan of de bloeddruk met antihypertensiva goed is ingesteld. [less ▲]

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See detailSolid-state nuclear magnetic resonance studies of the transformation of the zeolite Y catalyst in the course of hydrochlorination of 1-methylcyclohexene by thionyl chloride
Kolodziejski, Waclaw; Delaude, Lionel ULg; Laszlo, Pierre ULg et al

in Applied Catalysis A : General (1993), 98(1), 71-79

1-Methylcyclohexene was hydrochlorinated with SOCl2 to 1-chloro-1-methylcyclohexane at room temperature in CH2Cl2 as the solvent and in presence of the faujasitic zeolite ZF520 catalyst. 4-Coordinated ... [more ▼]

1-Methylcyclohexene was hydrochlorinated with SOCl2 to 1-chloro-1-methylcyclohexane at room temperature in CH2Cl2 as the solvent and in presence of the faujasitic zeolite ZF520 catalyst. 4-Coordinated framework aluminium in the parent sample coexisting with a small amount of immobile extra-framework aluminium at ca. -1 ppm is completely removed after just one reaction run and transformed into two distinct 6-coordinated species resonating at 0.2 and -3.1 ppm. The former line is assigned to Al(H2O)63+ cations, the latter is likely to come from a species with mixed solvation shells, probably Al(Cl-)(H2O)52+ and Al(OH-)(H2O)52+. Crystallinity of the catalyst is seriously affected by the reaction. The spectra confirm that before reaction the zeolite contains Si(3Si,1OH) and Si(2Si,2OH) groups. During the reaction most hydroxyl groups created by dealumination are removed, although some Si(3Si,1OH) remain. MAS NMR spectra are fully consistent with the proposed reaction mechanism. [less ▲]

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See detailIncreased Sister Chromatid Exchange Frequencies Observed in a Cohort of Inhabitants of a Village Located at the Boundary of an Industrial Dumping Ground: Phase I
Laurent, C.; Lakhanisky, T.; Jadot, P. et al

in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : A Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology (1993), 2(4, Jul-Aug), 355-62

Since the mid-eighties, a sand pit located at the boundary of Mellery, a small village in Belgium, has been used as a dumping ground for industrial waste. After a particularly dry summer, many people ... [more ▼]

Since the mid-eighties, a sand pit located at the boundary of Mellery, a small village in Belgium, has been used as a dumping ground for industrial waste. After a particularly dry summer, many people complained of very foul smells coming from the dumping ground. An analysis of the environmental atmosphere detected alkanes and chlorinated saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons in various concentrations. Consequently, the Belgian Ministry of the Environment requested additional measurements from the dumping site and the surrounding regions. Given the hazards and possible ill health effects associated with simultaneous exposure to low levels of many chemicals, biomarkers of personal exposure were measured in a representative group of people living in this village. The cytogenetic consequences of daily exposure to a mixture of genotoxicants were measured by the Sister Chromatid Exchange assay. The study included a group of 51 environmentally exposed persons (including 11 children) and 52 controls. A significant increase in Sister Chromatid Exchange frequency was detected among the inhabitants of the village compared to that of the control group, especially among the children living in Mellery as compared to the matched control children. [less ▲]

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See detailHeightened selectivity in aromatic nitrations and chlorinations by the use of solid supports and catalysts
Delaude, Lionel ULg; Laszlo, Pierre ULg; Smith, Keith

in Accounts of Chemical Research (1993), 26(12), 607-613

The heightened selectivity in aromatic nitrations and chlorinations using solid supports and catalysts is reviewed with 67 references.

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See detailIntercultural Education in French-speaking Belgium : an overview of ideology, legislation and practice
Martiniello, Marco ULg; Manço, Altay

in European Journal of Intercultural Education (1993), 4(2), 19-28

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See detailConditional heteroscedasticity in pacific-basin stock market returns
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in Research in International Business and Finance (1993), 10

This paper examines the statistical behavior of daily stock returns in several Pacific-Basin stock exchanges, which have grown tremendously in recent years. Empirical evidence reveals that return ... [more ▼]

This paper examines the statistical behavior of daily stock returns in several Pacific-Basin stock exchanges, which have grown tremendously in recent years. Empirical evidence reveals that return-generating models which empirically fit the data are processes with conditional heteroscedastic innovations. Particularly, the generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedastic GARCH(1,1) process turns out to be the best in most cases. [less ▲]

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See detailAn overview of the kinetic parameters of class B beta-lactamases.
Felici, A; Amicosante, G; Oratore, A et al

in Biochemical Journal (1993), 291 ( Pt 1)

The catalytic properties of three class B beta-lactamases (from Pseudomonas maltophilia, Aeromonas hydrophila and Bacillus cereus) were studied and compared with those of the Bacteroides fragilis enzyme ... [more ▼]

The catalytic properties of three class B beta-lactamases (from Pseudomonas maltophilia, Aeromonas hydrophila and Bacillus cereus) were studied and compared with those of the Bacteroides fragilis enzyme. The A. hydrophila beta-lactamase exhibited a unique specificity profile and could be considered as a rather specific 'carbapenemase'. No relationships were found between sequence similarities and catalytic properties. The problem of the repartition of class B beta-lactamases into sub-classes is discussed. Improved purification methods were devised for the P. maltophilia and A. hydrophila beta-lactamases including, for the latter enzyme, a very efficient affinity chromatography step on a Zn(2+)-chelate column. [less ▲]

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See detailLe traitement des adénomes à prolactine : utilisation d'un nouvel agoniste dopaminergique à longue durée d'action, la cabergoline, chez 56 patients
Beckers, Albert ULg; Abs, R.; Demez, Pierre ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1993), 51(1990), 1978-1980

Nous avons utilisé la cabergoline, un nouvel agoniste dopaminergique, dans le traitement des adénomes hypophysaires à prolactine. Cinquante-six patients atteints de micro-adénome dans 35 cas et de ... [more ▼]

Nous avons utilisé la cabergoline, un nouvel agoniste dopaminergique, dans le traitement des adénomes hypophysaires à prolactine. Cinquante-six patients atteints de micro-adénome dans 35 cas et de macroadénome dans 21 cas ont été traités durant des périodes variant entre 1 et 17 mois à des doses de cabergoline variant entre 0,25 mg et 2 mg par semaine, prises à raison de 1 à 4 fois par semaine. Cette nouvelle substance nous est apparue extrêmement efficace et très bien tolérée [less ▲]

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See detailSomatosensory potentials in dogs suffering naturally-acquired thoraco-lumbar spinal cord disease
Poncelet, Luc; Michaux, Ch.; Balligand, Marc ULg

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1993)

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See detailAtomic data and the spectrum of the solar photosphere.
Grevesse, Nicolas ULg; Noels-Grötsch, Arlette ULg

in Physica Scripta (1993), 47

Even though the solar photospheric abundances are now on the whole in very good agreement with the meteoritic values, some problems remain which will only be solved with a higher level of accuracy in the ... [more ▼]

Even though the solar photospheric abundances are now on the whole in very good agreement with the meteoritic values, some problems remain which will only be solved with a higher level of accuracy in the atomic data, especially the transition probabilities for faint lines. The authors justify this request for many more very accurate gf-values through a few particularly striking points. [less ▲]

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See detailLa morphologie synchronique du nom latin. Une bibliographie de base (1962-1991)
Pietquin, Paul ULg; Isebaert, Lambert

in Orbis : Bulletin international de documentation linguistique (1993), 36

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See detailFlexible Technique for Multiple Organ Procurement in Rats: A Training and Research Tool in Transplantation
D'Silva, M.; Pirenne, J.; Bonnet, Pierre ULg et al

in Microsurgery (1993), 14(5), 342-9

Multiple organ procurement techniques are increasingly popular in many transplant centers. This paper describes a technique for multiorgan unit(s) explantation in rats. The procedure involves in situ ... [more ▼]

Multiple organ procurement techniques are increasingly popular in many transplant centers. This paper describes a technique for multiorgan unit(s) explantation in rats. The procedure involves in situ preliminary dissection, cold perfusion of the thoracic and abdominal organ units as separate procedures, explantation, and finally the ex situ isolation of various organ units as single and/or multiple organ combination units. The procedure is feasible, allows for flexibility in the separation of combination organ units, and is reproducible. The exercise is provided as a training and research tool for clinical and research transplant surgeons. The technique is also presented as an animal model for clinical organ sharing. [less ▲]

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See detailTEM investigation of transition phases precipitation in ZA alloys after isothermal aging at 250°C and subsequent creep at high temperature
Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Terziev, L.; Wegria, J.

in Materials Science Forum (Intergranular and Interphase Boundaries in Materials) (1993), 126-128

Transition phases occurring during isothermal aging at 250°C af ternary Zri-A1-Cu alloys are modlifîed after creep at high temperature. fle pressure applkd during creep leads to a high dertsity of clef ... [more ▼]

Transition phases occurring during isothermal aging at 250°C af ternary Zri-A1-Cu alloys are modlifîed after creep at high temperature. fle pressure applkd during creep leads to a high dertsity of clef ects which modifies the ndcrostructure. 11e trnsitiôn phases are studied by me ans of transmission electron microscopy and diffraction technique. Œ’r and phases pile up on dislocations. 11e reaction «s + £ 4 T +r 1$ accelerated and the transition T’ -. e’ is proxnoted by the defects. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanism of action of DD-peptidases: role of asparagine-161 in the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase.
Wilkin, J M; Jamin, M; Joris, Bernard ULg et al

in Biochemical Journal (1993), 293 ( Pt 1)

The role of residue Asn-161 in the interaction between the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase and various substrates or beta-lactam inactivators was probed by site-directed mutagenesis. The residue was ... [more ▼]

The role of residue Asn-161 in the interaction between the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase and various substrates or beta-lactam inactivators was probed by site-directed mutagenesis. The residue was successively replaced by serine and alanine. In the first case, acylation rates were mainly affected with the peptide and ester substrates but not with the thiol-ester substrates and beta-lactams. However, the deacylation rates were decreased 10-30-fold with the substrates yielding benzoylglycyl and benzoylalanyl adducts. The Asn161Ala mutant was more generally affected, although the acylation rates with cefuroxime and cefotaxime remained similar to those observed with the wild-type enzyme. Surprisingly, the deacylation rates of the benzoylglycyl and benzoylalanyl adducts were very close to those observed with the wild-type enzyme. The results also indicate that the interaction with the peptide substrate and the transpeptidation reaction were more sensitive to the mutations than the other reactions studied. The results are discussed and compared with those obtained with the Asn-132 mutants of a class A beta-lactamase. [less ▲]

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See detailSub-mesoscale Air-sea Interactions
Nihoul, Jacques ULg; Djenidi, Salim ULg

in Journal of Marine Systems (1993), 4(2-3),

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See detailComment assurer efficacement le dépistage de l'ostéoporose ?
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Lettre du Rhumatologue (La) (1993), 196

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See detailMachine Intelligent Automatic Recognition of Critical Mobile Targets in Laser Radar Imagery
Delanoy, Richard L.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Dudgeon, Dan E.

in Lincoln Laboratory Journal (1993), 6(1), 161-186

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See detailThin-Layer chromatographic analysis of proanthocyanidins from Ribes nigrum leaves
Tits, Monique ULg; Poukens, P.; Angenot, Luc ULg et al

in Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis (1993), 10(10-12), 1097-1100

The main oligomeric prodelphinidins of Ribes nigrum can easily be identified by HPTLC; this method could be utilized as a proanthocyanidin screen for determining their occurence in other plants and for ... [more ▼]

The main oligomeric prodelphinidins of Ribes nigrum can easily be identified by HPTLC; this method could be utilized as a proanthocyanidin screen for determining their occurence in other plants and for quantification of the major dimers. [less ▲]

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See detailL'agriculteur et les aides directes aux revenus
Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Nouvelles des Sciences et des Technologies (1993), 11(2), 171-176

Le but de cet article est de présenter les différents volets de la politique agricole qui permettent un soutien aux agriculteurs par le biais d'aides directes aux revenus. Après avoir présenté le ... [more ▼]

Le but de cet article est de présenter les différents volets de la politique agricole qui permettent un soutien aux agriculteurs par le biais d'aides directes aux revenus. Après avoir présenté le dispositif mis en place en Belgique pour les régions agricoles défavorisées, l'auteur s'attarde sur les aspects de la réforme de la PAC qui introduisent les paiements directs. Les changements les plus importants concernant les cultures arables et le fonctionnement du système sont présentés de manière détaillée. Enfin, l'auteur présente les mesures d'accompagnement de la réforme de la politique des marchés et des prix. [less ▲]

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See detailTransmission du virus BVD/MD et aspects épidémiologiques de l'infection
Boulanger, D.; Quatpers, D.; Mignon, Bernard ULg et al

in Bulletin des Groupements Techniques Vétérinaires (1993), 4

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See detailLa decharge egale un bioreacteur a gerer.
Dumont, M.; Taillieu, X.; Destain, Jacqueline ULg et al

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (1993), 46(564), 3-10

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See detailLe pilotage de l'enseignement des sciences : un essai de synthèse...
Rousselet, S.; Monseur, Christian ULg

in Informations pédagogiques (1993), 9

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See detailThe Transcriptional Regulation of the Growth Hormone Gene Is Conserved in Vertebrate Evolution
Argenton, F.; Vianello, S.; Bernardini, S. et al

in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1993), 192(3), 1360-1366

Growth hormone (GH) gene expression in mammals is regulated by the interaction of the transcription factor Pit-1 with two binding sites within the proximal promoter. Four sequences, homologous to the ... [more ▼]

Growth hormone (GH) gene expression in mammals is regulated by the interaction of the transcription factor Pit-1 with two binding sites within the proximal promoter. Four sequences, homologous to the mammalian Pit-1 motif occur in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) GHII (rtGH) gene promoter, two of which partly overlap. The three regions containing these putative Pit-1 binding sequences were protected from deoxyribonuclease I digestion by nuclear extracts of GC cells, a rat pituitary tumor cell line producing Pit-1. In gel shift assays, nuclear proteins from GC cells and from trout pituitaries were found to interact specifically with one of these protected sites. Transfection experiments showed that the rtGH promoter is transcnptionally active in GC cells, the response being strongly enhanced in the presence of a cAMP analogue. The results demonstrate that rat Pit-1 binds to and activates the rtGH promoter, indicating that the basic mechanisms regulating GH gene transcription have been conserved between fish and mammals. [less ▲]

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See detailLes cellules ECL et leurs récepteurs: rôle physiologique et intérêt physiopathologique
Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1993), 56(3-4, May-Aug), 235-44

The enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells represent the predominating endocrine cell population in the oxyntic mucosa of the stomach. They are under the influence of gastrin. Recently, a histamine production ... [more ▼]

The enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells represent the predominating endocrine cell population in the oxyntic mucosa of the stomach. They are under the influence of gastrin. Recently, a histamine production was shown within the secretory granules of ECL cells. ECL cells appear to play a crucial role in the physiology of gastric acid secretion. There are many unknowns concerning the intervention of other trophic factors in addition to gastrin and concerning the receptors located on the cells. ECL cell hyperplasia is a well documented consequence of hypergastrinemia. The latter can result from a gastrinoma or from a reduction of gastric acid secretion related to pernicious anemia or to long-term treatment with antisecretory drugs. [less ▲]

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See detailA sulfonylthiourea (BM 20) related to torasemide: a new loop diuretic with relative potassium-sparing properties
Masereel, B.; Schynts, M.; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology (1993), 45

A series of sulphonylthioureas related to torasemide, a high ceiling loop diuretic, were synthesized and found to inhibit the Na+ 2Cl- K+ co-transporter of the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henlé ... [more ▼]

A series of sulphonylthioureas related to torasemide, a high ceiling loop diuretic, were synthesized and found to inhibit the Na+ 2Cl- K+ co-transporter of the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henlé. Their diuretic properties were studied (30 mg kg-1) after oral administration to rats. Lipophilic derivatives very active in-vitro, were found inactive orally and intraperitoneally in rats. The four most active compounds were examined for their dose-dependent diuresis. Three of them showed a potency, water and electrolyte excretion similar to torasemide. The fourth molecule, a sulphonylthiourea (BM 20), exhibited relative potassium-sparing properties and a minimal diuretic dose of 0.001 mg kg-1, 200 times lower than torasemide. [less ▲]

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See detailCrystallization of a genetically engineered water-soluble primary penicillin target enzyme. The high molecular mass PBP2x of Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Charlier, Paulette ULg; Buisson, G.; Dideberg, O. et al

in Journal of Molecular Biology (1993), 232(3), 1007-9

A genetically engineered water-soluble derivative of PBP2x of Streptococcus pneumoniae has been produced, purified and crystallized in a form suitable for X-ray diffraction analysis. The best crystals ... [more ▼]

A genetically engineered water-soluble derivative of PBP2x of Streptococcus pneumoniae has been produced, purified and crystallized in a form suitable for X-ray diffraction analysis. The best crystals have been grown at 15 degrees C, from solutions containing 8% polyethylene glycol 10,000 at pH values ranging from 3.9 to 6.0. These crystals diffract to a resolution of 3.5 A and have a space group P6(1)22 (or enantiomorph) with unit cell dimensions of a = b = 162.2 A, c = 171.8 A, alpha = beta = 90 degrees, gamma = 120 degrees. The molecular mass and cell dimensions suggest that there is one molecule of enzyme per asymmetric unit. The breakdown of a chromogenic cephalosporin derivative diffused into a crystal reveals clearly that the enzyme is active in the crystalline state. [less ▲]

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See detailReaction Dynamics of the Dichlorocarbene Anion Using tandem Mass Spectrometry.
Leyh, Bernard ULg; Mélon, Pierre

in Organic Mass Spectrometry (1993), 28

The dissociation dynamics of CCl2- anions were studied under various internal energy conditions. This study involved the measurement of daughter-ion spectra and branching ratios and of the amount of ... [more ▼]

The dissociation dynamics of CCl2- anions were studied under various internal energy conditions. This study involved the measurement of daughter-ion spectra and branching ratios and of the amount of kinetic energy released (KER) on the fragments. The competition between C and Cl loss for CCl2- ions created by many of the following sequence of processes: CCl4->CCl2+->(G=Xe, Kr C6H6)->CCl2--> fragments (1); CCl4->(CCl2--+[Cl,Cl]+;CCl2-; CCl2- (Ne)-> Fragments (2); CCl4->(CCl2)2+ (C6H6)->CCl2--> fragments (3) was particularly investigated. For process (1), the amount of fragmentating CCl2- ions is 8-10 times larger with Kr than with Xe or C6H6. The KER for Cl loss is smaller than 0.20 eV with the three target gases used. For the loss of C, the KER is much larger (0.7 eV). This KER is, however, equal to 0.21 eV for the collisionally activated C loss in process (2). For this latter process, the C loss vs Cl loss branching ratio decreases with increasing internal energy. The KERs measured for process (3) are vary similar to those obtained for process (1). It is suggested that repulsive or slightly bound excited states which correlate directly to the Cl2-(X2Sigma+)+C asymptote and which are vibronically coupled to the ground state play an important role in these dissociation processes. [less ▲]

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See detailHormonal regulation of adult partner preference behavior in neonatally ATD-treated male rats.
Bakker, Julie ULg; Brand, T.; van Ophemert, J. et al

in Behavioral Neuroscience (1993), 107(3), 480-7

Male rats, neonatally treated with ATD (1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione), which blocks the aromatization of testosterone into estradiol (E2), were tested for adult partner preference behavior (PPB ... [more ▼]

Male rats, neonatally treated with ATD (1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione), which blocks the aromatization of testosterone into estradiol (E2), were tested for adult partner preference behavior (PPB; estrous female vs. active male). Castration caused a decrease in preference for the female partner in all males, with ATD males showing lower preference for the female partner than controls. Long-term castrated males did not show preference for either partner. Precastration levels of PPB in control males occurred after treatment with E2 or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) plus E2. DHT alone had no effect on PPB. With E2 alone, the ATD males clearly preferred the male partner. When DHT was added, these ATD males showed no preference for either partner or a low preference for the female partner. In conclusion, adult PPB in male rats is activated by endogenous testosterone or by both its metabolites (DHT and E2) or by E2 alone. ATD males showed a much lower preference for the female. There was a differential effect of DHT and E2: DHT had no effect, but E2 clearly caused ATD males to prefer the male partner and control males to prefer the female partner. [less ▲]

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See detailImportance of Weight Loss and Sodium Restriction in the Treatment of Mild and Moderate Essential Hypertension
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Janssens, Marion; Vanderspeeten, Francine et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1993), 48(4), 234-245

The effectiveness of non pharmacological treatment of chronic arterial hypertension has been evaluated in 116 treated or not primary hypertensive out-patients. Those receiving diuretics were however ... [more ▼]

The effectiveness of non pharmacological treatment of chronic arterial hypertension has been evaluated in 116 treated or not primary hypertensive out-patients. Those receiving diuretics were however excluded. This population was requested to follow for 3 months a modification of their usual diet characterized by salt restriction combined with energy intake restriction when the patients were above their ideal body weight. Only 62 patients (53%) completed the study. However, this approach was effective by decreasing blood pressure and total cholesterol. The weight loss appears the most effective way to decrease blood pressure in untreated patients, but needs 3 months to be significant. In drug-treated patients, the sodium restriction significantly influences the blood pressure level, already after 1 month. However, salt sensitivity has been noted, especially in the most severe forms of the hypertensive disease. The combination of both modifications (weight loss and sodium restriction) does not appear to be more effective than each separate dietary measure. [less ▲]

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See detailThe oncoprotein Bcl-3 directly transactivates through kappa B motifs via association with DNA-binding p50B homodimers.
Bours, Vincent ULg; Franzoso, G.; Azarenko, V. et al

in Cell (1993), 72(5), 729-39

Bcl-3 is an I kappa B-related protein with ankyrin repeat motifs. Its gene is located at a site of recurrent translocations in a subset of B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemias. Bcl-3 associates tightly ... [more ▼]

Bcl-3 is an I kappa B-related protein with ankyrin repeat motifs. Its gene is located at a site of recurrent translocations in a subset of B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemias. Bcl-3 associates tightly with p50B (NFKB2, p52) homodimers in cells, and together these proteins form a ternary complex with DNA at kappa B sites. Such an association functionally leads to a novel and potent form of transactivation through the kappa B motif: the tethering of Bcl-3 to DNA via the p50B homodimers allows Bcl-3 to transactivate directly, while p50B homodimers alone cannot. Transactivation mediated by Bcl-3 requires two cooperating domains located amino- and carboxy-terminal to the ankyrin domain. Bcl-3 is localized to the nucleus, and a Bcl-3-p50B complex is detected in certain lymphoid cells. Our data reveal a novel role for Bcl-3, distinct from that of the inhibitor I kappa B. The results have implications for tumorigenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailApplying the Meridional Streamfunction Visualization Technique to Open Ocean Domains
Deleersnijder, E.; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg

in Ocean Modelling (1993), 101

It is common practice to represent by streamfunction the transport field ensuing from the integration - over one horizontal coordinate - of the velocity field predicted by ocean models. This very useful ... [more ▼]

It is common practice to represent by streamfunction the transport field ensuing from the integration - over one horizontal coordinate - of the velocity field predicted by ocean models. This very useful visualization technique requires that the transport field be divergenceless. If this is not the case, it is suggested to extract the divergenceless transport field that is closest to that stemming from the model while verifying the impermeability conditions of the ocean surface and bottom. A variational approach is examined. [less ▲]

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See detailEscherichia coli productrices de la toxine cytotoxique nécrosante de type 1 (CNF1) isolées à partir de processus pathologiques chez des chats et des chiens
Pohl, P.; Mainil, Jacques ULg; Devriese, L. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

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

in Revue de Droit Pénal et de Criminologie (1993)

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See detailAdemhalingsfunktie als eventueel limiterende factor voor de gezondheid, de produktie en prestaties bij de dieren
Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift (1993), 62

After a description of the varions links of the oxygen line and a definition of the notion «limiting factor», this paper describes why the pulmonary function can become a limiting factor in some domestic ... [more ▼]

After a description of the varions links of the oxygen line and a definition of the notion «limiting factor», this paper describes why the pulmonary function can become a limiting factor in some domestic animals which have been intensively selected for improved economic or athletic performances [less ▲]

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See detailA method of comparison of two close batches data: Application to analysis of fog formation causes
Boreux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Guiot, Joël

in Geophysical Research Letters (1993), 20(12), 1179-1182

Given suitable conditions of air temperature and humidity, the density of a fog and its microphysical properties depend mainly on the availability of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and their nature. Fogs ... [more ▼]

Given suitable conditions of air temperature and humidity, the density of a fog and its microphysical properties depend mainly on the availability of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and their nature. Fogs become particularly dense near certain industrial plants because of high concentration of hygroscopic combustion particles in the air. Their role in dense fog formation is estimated by comparing the local climates and CCN concentrations at two similar sites, the first being more subject to air pollution and dense fogs than the second. Orthogonal regression is applied to three meteorological variables (air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed) and CCN concentration. As we compare very close variables, bootstrap provides precise confidence intervals independent of Gaussian assumptions. Two sites are compared: they are located in the Meuse valley (Belgium) at a distance of about 15 km. We found that the local climate of the polluted site is not only colder and wetter but also richer in CCN that the control site. These results suggest interactions of natural and anthropogenic causes in dense fog formation at industrial site. This method is useful in various domains of geophysics when correlated time series have to be compared. [less ▲]

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See detailClustered organization of homologous KRAB zinc-finger genes with enhanced expression in human T lymphoid cells
Bellefroid, Eric J.; Marine, Jean-Christophe; Ried, Thomas et al

in EMBO Journal (1993), 12(4), 1363-1374

KRAB zinc-finger proteins (KRAB-ZFPs) constitute a large subfamily of ZFPs of the Krüppel C2H2 type. KRAB (Krüppel-associated box) is an evolutionarily conserved protein domain found N-terminally with ... [more ▼]

KRAB zinc-finger proteins (KRAB-ZFPs) constitute a large subfamily of ZFPs of the Krüppel C2H2 type. KRAB (Krüppel-associated box) is an evolutionarily conserved protein domain found N-terminally with respect to the finger repeats. We report here the characterization of a particular subgroup of highly related human KRAB-ZFPs. ZNF91 is one representative of this subgroup and contains 35 contiguous finger repeats at its C-terminus. Three mRNA isoforms with sequence identity to ZNF91 were isolated by the polymerase chain reaction. These encode proteins with a KRAB domain present, partially deleted or absent. Five genomic fragments were characterized, each encoding part of a gene: the ZNF91 gene or one of four distinct, related KRAB-ZFP genes. All exhibit a common exon/intron organization with the variant zinc finger repeats organized in a single exon and the KRAB domain encoded by two separate exons. This positioning of introns supports the hypothesis that the mRNA isoforms encoding polypeptides with variability in the KRAB domain could arise by alternative splicing. By in situ chromosomal mapping studies and by analysis of fragments from a human genomic yeast artificial chromosome library containing KRAB-ZFP genes, we show that these genes occur in clusters; in particular, a gene complex containing over 40 genes has been identified in chromosomal region 19p12-p13.1. These ZNF91-related genes probably arose late during evolution since no homologous genes are detected in the mouse and rat genomes. Although the transcription of members of this KRAB-ZFP gene subgroup is detectable in all human tissues, their expression is significantly higher in human T lymphoid cells. [less ▲]

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See detailLes auteurs latins et les langues étrangères
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Latomus : Revue d'Etudes Latines (1993), 52

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See detailSurgical Technique for Cardiomyoplasty and Iterative Transthoracic Biopsies in an Experimental Goat Model
Radermecker, M. A.; Fourny, J.; Bonnet, Pierre ULg et al

in European Surgical Research = Europäische Chirurgische Forschung = Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes (1993), 25(2, Mar-Apr), 110-22

Cardiomyoplasty is a new surgical procedure using transformed skeletal muscle to reinforce or substitute for the myocardium. For the purpose of studying surgical technique and investigating basic ... [more ▼]

Cardiomyoplasty is a new surgical procedure using transformed skeletal muscle to reinforce or substitute for the myocardium. For the purpose of studying surgical technique and investigating basic questions, we have developed a model of reinforcement cardiomyoplasty. Herein, we describe anesthetic management, surgical technique, and the technique for iterative transthoracic biopsies. This model has proven to be valuable in several long-term studies involving more than 30 goats. Preliminary data to ascertain the efficacy of the proposed technique are provided. [less ▲]

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See detailNeurotransmitter phenotype plasticity in adult dorsal root ganglia neurons
Moonen, Gustave ULg; Delrée, P.; Martin, Didier ULg et al

in Restorative Neurology & Neuroscience (1993), 5

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See detailSequence of a gene encoding a (poly ManA) alginate lyase active on Pseudomonas aeruginosa alginate
Malissard, Martine; Duez, Colette ULg; Guinand, Micheline et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (1993), 110(1), 101-106

The recombinant plasmid pAL-A3 bears a (poly ManA) alginate lyase-encoding gene that originates from the marine bacterium ATCC 433367 (Brown et al., Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (1991) 57, 1870-1872). The ... [more ▼]

The recombinant plasmid pAL-A3 bears a (poly ManA) alginate lyase-encoding gene that originates from the marine bacterium ATCC 433367 (Brown et al., Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (1991) 57, 1870-1872). The alginate lyase produced by Escherichia coli TC4 harbouring pAL-A3 was purified to protein homogeneity and the corresponding gene sequenced, giving access to the first known primary structure of an alginate lyase. The 265-amino acid residue alginate lyase showed lytic activity on a Pseudomonas aeruginosa alginate isolated from a cystic fibrosis patient. Unexpectedly, the alginate lyase thus characterized differed from that isolated from the culture medium of the bacterium ATCC 433367 (Romeo and Preston, Biochemistry (1986) 25, 8385-8391). [less ▲]

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See detailModelling the Arterial Wall by Finite Elements
Mosora, F.; Harmant, A.; Hallet, Claude ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1993), 101(3, May-Jun), 185-91

The mechanical behaviour of the arterial wall was determined theoretically utilizing some parameters of blood flow measured in vivo. Continuous experimental measurements of pressure and diameter were ... [more ▼]

The mechanical behaviour of the arterial wall was determined theoretically utilizing some parameters of blood flow measured in vivo. Continuous experimental measurements of pressure and diameter were recorded in anesthetized dogs on the thoracic ascending and midabdominal aorta. The pressure was measured by using a catheter, and the diameter firstly, at the same site, by a plethysmograph with mercury gauge and secondly, by a sonomicrometer with ferroelectric ceramic transducers. The unstressed radius and thickness were measured at the end of each experiment in situ. Considering that the viscous component is not important relatively to the nonlinear component of the elasticity and utilizing several equations for Young modulus calculation (thick and thin wall circular cylindrical tube formulas and Bergel's equation) the following values were obtained for this parameter: 0.6 MPa-2 MPa in midabdominal aorta and 2 MPa-6.5 MPa in thoracic ascending aorta. The behaviour of the aorta wall was modelled considering an elastic law and using the finite element program "Lagamine" working in large deformations. The discretized equilibrium equations are non-linear and a unique axi-symmetric, iso-parametric element of 1 cm in length with 8 knots was used for this bi-dimensional problem. The theoretical estimation of radius vessel, utilizing a constant 5 MPa Young modulus and also a variable one, are in good agreement with the experimental results, showing that this finite element model can be applied to study mechanical properties of the arteries in physiological and pathological conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative study of the oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve of four mammals: man, dog, horse and cattle
Clerbaux, Th; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Detry, B et al

in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. A : Comparative Physiology (1993), 106A(4), 687-694

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See detailMesurer les compétences en lecture: Apports et limites d'une enquête internationale
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Lettre de la DFLM (La) (1993), 12

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See detailBasophil releasability in patients with hymenoptera venom allergy.
Radermecker, Maurice ULg; Leclercq, Maryse ULg; Mariz, S. D. et al

in International Archives of Allergy & Immunology (1993), 101(3), 283-7

Basophils in about 15% of subjects allergic to hymenoptera venom do not release histamine in the presence of antigen. Little is known on the basophil releasability in these patients. We therefore measured ... [more ▼]

Basophils in about 15% of subjects allergic to hymenoptera venom do not release histamine in the presence of antigen. Little is known on the basophil releasability in these patients. We therefore measured maximum percent leukocyte histamine release to antigen (Vespula venom), anti-IgE and formylmethionylphenylalanine (FMP) in 39 patients allergic to wasp venom and compared our results according to basophil responsiveness to antigen. Mean maximum percent histamine release was 39, 34 and 22%, respectively, for venom (100 ng/ml), anti-IgE (0.25 microgram/ml) and FMP (10(-4) M). The amount of histamine specifically released by venom correlated significantly with anti-IgE but not with FMP-induced histamine release. Leukocytes were unresponsive to antigen in 10 subjects. The clinical characteristics and anaphylactic symptoms of these patients were not different from those with antigen-responsive cells. Unresponsive leukocytes responded to FMP in all and to anti-IgE in 8 of the 10 subjects. Mean anti-IgE and FMP-induced histamine release were, respectively, lower and higher than those observed with leukocytes responsive to antigen (p < 0.05). In unresponsive basophils, there was a negative correlation between maximum percent anti-IgE and FMP-induced histamine release. We confirm that basophils of a minority of the subjects allergic to Vespula venom do not release histamine in the presence of antigen. The negative correlation between anti-IgE and FMP-induced histamine release in unresponsive basophils may suggest individual differences in the ratio of Fc epsilon RI and FMP receptors on the surface of basophils. [less ▲]

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See detailChiral theory of mesons in dense baryonic matter (II) : Meson propagation
Jaminon, Martine ULg; Mendez Galain; Stassart, Pierre ULg

in Nuclear Physics A (1993), 556

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See detailA concise guide to the temporal maze
Richelle, Marc ULg

in Psychologica Belgica (1993), 33(2), 135-145

The paper provides a concise historical survey of the expanding field of time psychology, pointing to the important contributions, in its early stages as well as today, of European psychologists. An ... [more ▼]

The paper provides a concise historical survey of the expanding field of time psychology, pointing to the important contributions, in its early stages as well as today, of European psychologists. An evaluation of past and current research is proposed, and prospects for further development suggested, especially with regard to neglected areas and to issues related to applied situations. [less ▲]

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See detailThe distensibility of the central bronchial system in calves measured by means of the monofrequency oscillation technique
Reinhold, P.; Barnikol, W. K. R.; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Veterinary Medicine. A, Physiology, Pathology, Clinical Medicine (1993), 40

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See detailReevaluation by Image Analysis of the Effects of Fibroblasts, Fibronectin or Laminin Upon Colony Formation in Mouse Lungs by B16 Melanoma Cells
Coucke, P. H.; Lambertz, M.; Baramova, E. N. et al

in Invasion & Metastasis (1993), 13(4), 201-11

A recently described personal method based on image analysis of histological sections was used in order to quantify lung colony formation by B16 melanoma cells injected intravenously into the mouse. These ... [more ▼]

A recently described personal method based on image analysis of histological sections was used in order to quantify lung colony formation by B16 melanoma cells injected intravenously into the mouse. These tumor cells were preincubated in vitro either with fibronectin (FN), laminin (LN) or fibroblasts (FB), which are implicated in the process of invasion and metastasis. Thanks to this method, a more accurate analysis of lung colonies (section area and number) formed by tumor cells was realized. By image analysis, we show that when FB were mixed with B16 cells, a drastic increase of tumor sections number and area was induced. LN increased the tumor sections area, but not their number. No effect of FN on B16 cells was observed. LN and FN promoted tumor anchorage in the depth of the lungs while FB reduced the latter. These facts could explain the contradictory results obtained by simply counting macroscopically superficial lung colonies. When cultured in vitro, these B16 melanoma cells did not produce any type of IV collagenase, either alone or in the presence of LN or FN, but in cocultures (B16 with 3T3) and in fibroblasts cultures, this enzyme was present. This could explain, among other factors, why the rate of invasiveness exerted by B16 cells is higher when the latter are coinjected with FB. [less ▲]

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See detailRetinoic acid induction of major histocompatibility complex class I genes in NTera-2 embryonal carcinoma cells involves induction of NF-kappa B (p50-p65) and retinoic acid receptor beta-retinoid X receptor beta heterodimers.
Segars, J. H.; Nagata, T.; Bours, Vincent ULg et al

in Molecular & Cellular Biology (1993), 13(10), 6157-69

Retinoic acid (RA) treatment of human embryonal carcinoma (EC) NTera-2 (NT2) cells induces expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and beta-2 microglobulin surface molecules. We found ... [more ▼]

Retinoic acid (RA) treatment of human embryonal carcinoma (EC) NTera-2 (NT2) cells induces expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and beta-2 microglobulin surface molecules. We found that this induction was accompanied by increased levels of MHC class I mRNA, which was attributable to the activation of the two conserved upstream enhancers, region I (NF-kappa B like) and region II. This activation coincided with the induction of nuclear factor binding activities specific for the two enhancers. Region I binding activity was not present in undifferentiated NT2 cells, but binding of an NF-kappa B heterodimer, p50-p65, was induced following RA treatment. The p50-p65 heterodimer was produced as a result of de novo induction of p50 and p65 mRNAs. Region II binding activity was present in undifferentiated cells at low levels but was greatly augmented by RA treatment because of activation of a nuclear hormone receptor heterodimer composed of the retinoid X receptor (RXR beta) and the RA receptor (RAR beta). The RXR beta-RAR beta heterodimer also bound RA responsive elements present in other genes which are likely to be involved in RA triggering of EC cell differentiation. Furthermore, transfection of p50 and p65 into undifferentiated NT2 cells synergistically activated region I-dependent MHC class I reporter activity. A similar increase in MHC class I reporter activity was demonstrated by cotransfection of RXR beta and RAR beta. These data show that following RA treatment, heterodimers of two transcription factor families are induced to bind to the MHC enhancers, which at least partly accounts for RA induction of MHC class I expression in NT2 EC cells. [less ▲]

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See detailinfections par streptocoque B en période néonatale
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Vanclaire, J.; François, A. et al

in Archives Françaises de Pédiatrie (1993), 50

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See detailPiroxicam-Beta-Cyclodextrin in the Treatment of Acute Pain of Rheumatic Disease
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Franchimont, P.

in European Journal of Rheumatology and Inflammation (1993), 12(4), 38-46

Analgesics continue to be the mainstay of therapy in osteoarthritis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) play an important role, particularly where there is a significant inflammatory component ... [more ▼]

Analgesics continue to be the mainstay of therapy in osteoarthritis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) play an important role, particularly where there is a significant inflammatory component to the osteoarthritis. Piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin (PBC) is a new formulation in which piroxicam has been complexed with beta-cyclodextrin, a cyclic oligosaccharide. This results in an increase in the rate of absorption of the active compound and, consequently, in an earlier onset of analgesic action. PBC, like piroxicam, is administered once daily. PBC has been used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. In comparison with piroxicam, PBC showed a more rapid analgesic-anti-inflammatory action after the first administration in patients with active osteoarthritis. Subsequent evaluations at the second, fifth and last day of treatment demonstrated a comparable efficacy of the two drugs. The efficacy and tolerability of PBC was compared with other NSAIDs given intramuscularly, such as diclofenac and ketoprofen. The three compounds provided marked pain relief within thirty minutes and this increased progressively until the third to fourth hour. The efficacy of oral PBC was comparable to that of intramuscular diclofenac or ketoprofen. In comparison with metamisole PBC achieved a more rapid and sustained reduction in pain intensity during the first twelve hours of treatment. This rapid and marked reduction in pain intensity with PBC was also observed in patients with low-back pain when compared with etodolac. In view of its efficacy, tolerability and rapid onset of action, piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin appears to be an useful analgesic and a prominent progress in the treatment of acute rheumatic pain. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro susceptibility of Clostridium perfringens isolated from farm animals to growth-enhancing antibiotics.
Devriese, L. A.; Daube, Georges ULg; Hommez, J. et al

in Journal of Applied Bacteriology (1993), 75

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See detailL'antiquité classique comme source d'inspiration dans l'oeuvre de Karel Tchapek
Mouton, Charles ULg

in Slavica Gandensia (1993), 20

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See detailContingent negative variation: methods and potential interest in headache.
Schoenen, Jean ULg; Timsit-Berthier, M.

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1993), 13(1), 28-32

Contingent negative variation (CNV) is an event-related slow cerebral potential which has been found abnormal in migraine. Its methodology is described. Contrary to other neurophysiological techniques ... [more ▼]

Contingent negative variation (CNV) is an event-related slow cerebral potential which has been found abnormal in migraine. Its methodology is described. Contrary to other neurophysiological techniques, CNV needs special equipment and expertise. On average, CNV amplitude is increased and its habituation is lacking in migraine without aura between attacks, but not in migraine with aura. The sensitivity of CNV as a diagnostic tool is low, but its specificity is high. CNV amplitude normalizes after treatment with beta-blockers. The CNV abnormalities in migraine might be due to hyperreactivity of central catecholaminergic pathways. [less ▲]

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See detailVisite du Trésor de la Cathédrale de Liège
George, Philippe ULg

in Feuillets de la Cathédrale de Liège (1993)

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See detailCaractéristiques du nid et du site de nidification chez le grèbe huppé (Podiceps cristatus). Influence sur le succès des éclosions
Marechal, Corinne ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1993), 13(1), 1-34

The study aimed at determining the influence of nest and nest-site characteristics on breeding success in a population of great Crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) nesting on an old máeander of the river ... [more ▼]

The study aimed at determining the influence of nest and nest-site characteristics on breeding success in a population of great Crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) nesting on an old máeander of the river Meuse on the Belgium-Dutch border. Evolution of clutches has been followed during two breeding seasons (1991 and 1992). The features of the nests and the nest-sites have been subjected to a multivariate analysis. It’s difficult to distinguish clearly between successful and unsuccessful nests during the same year. Moreover, most characteristics are not constant any year. Only two parameters seem to have the same effects on nesting success in 1991 and 1992 : the distance from nest to nearest neighbour and the water level in nest site. Nests distant from another nest and in deep water were less successful. Other possible causes of nesting failure have been tackled (investigator disturbance, bad weather conditions, fall of eggs, clutch-destruction by human). [less ▲]

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See detailEscherichia coli producing CNF1 and CNF2 cytotoxins in animals with different disorders
Pohl, P.; Oswald, E.; Van Muylem, K. et al

in Veterinary Research (1993), 24

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See detailIn Vivo Free Radical Production after Cross-Clamping and Reperfusion of the Renal Artery in the Rabbit
DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; PINCEMAIL, Joël ULg; FRANSSEN, Colette ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Surgery (1993), 1(4), 343-9

Postischaemic reperfusion injury is often attributed to the generation of oxygenated free radicals which may subsequently promote lipid peroxidation in cell membranes. Electron paramagnetic resonance ... [more ▼]

Postischaemic reperfusion injury is often attributed to the generation of oxygenated free radicals which may subsequently promote lipid peroxidation in cell membranes. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy in association with the spin trap molecule alpha-phenyl-N-tert-butyl-nitrone allowed direct confirmation of lipid free radical production after renal ischaemia-reperfusion in an in vivo rabbit model. A 60-min period of ischaemia followed by reperfusion caused free radical production twofold greater than after 15 min of ischaemia. Glutathione and alpha-tocopherol have been measured in renal tissue, as indirect markers of lipid peroxidation. After 15 min of ischaemia followed by 10 min of reperfusion, the mean(s.e.m.) glutathione content of the ischaemic kidney was slightly but significantly reduced by 11.9(2.5)% (P < 0.003). The content of alpha-tocopherol was unchanged. However, 10 min of reperfusion following 60 min of ischaemia led to significant decrease in mean(s.e.m.) content of both glutathione (30.4(3.7)%) (2.23(0.2) versus 3.14(0.18) mumol/g wet tissue, P < 0.001) and alpha-tocopherol (46.1(7.8)%) (0.57(0.10) versus 1.09(0.14) micrograms/g wet tissue, P < 0.001) when compared to the control kidney. Under these experimental conditions, desferrioxamine (15 mg/kg administered intravenously before inducing ischaemia), a drug known to limit free radical production, significantly limited the decrease of alpha-tocopherol to 20.8(6.4)% (0.83(0.08) versus 1.05(0.04) micrograms/g wet tissue, P < 0.05), but did not prevent glutathione consumption in the reperfused kidney. [less ▲]

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See detailLa didactique universitaire : des méthodes et techniques à la redéfinition des objectifs
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Education-Formation (1993), (232), 25-32

Courte réflexion sur la pédagogie universitaire portant à la fois sur les méthode set techniques et les objectifs de l'enseignement

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See detailDifferential location of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in European Journal of Cell Biology (1993), 62(2), 259-69

We have examined in great detail the distribution of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters in different cell types by means of various immunocytochemical approaches. Using the in situ ... [more ▼]

We have examined in great detail the distribution of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters in different cell types by means of various immunocytochemical approaches. Using the in situ polyadenylate nucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique for RNA detection or anti-RNA antibodies, we decisively demonstrate the presence of appreciable amount of RNA in clusters of interchromatin granules of untreated cells. Neither the in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique nor anti-DNA antibodies, nor the in situ nick-translation technique for DNA detection have revealed any DNA in the interchromatin granule clusters. However, dispersed chromatin sensitive to DNase I are found at the borders and in the close vicinity of interchromatin granule clusters. The results indicate that interchromatin granule clusters should not be nuclear structures directly involved in RNA transcription but rather in some other steps of RNA metabolism. [less ▲]

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See detailPHOTOREDUCTION OF PROTOCHLOROPHYLLIDE TO CHLOROPHYLLIDE IN 2-D-OLD DARK-GROWN BEAN (PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS CV COMMODORE) LEAVES - COMPARISON WITH 10-D-OLD DARK-GROWN (ETIOLATED) LEAVES
SCHOEFS, B.; Franck, Fabrice ULg

in Journal of Experimental Botany (1993), 44(263), 1053-1057

Two-d-old leaves which do not contain prolamellar bodies synthesize active protochlorophyllide in darkness. When protochlorophyllide is photoreduced by one intense white flash, a main chlorophyllide ... [more ▼]

Two-d-old leaves which do not contain prolamellar bodies synthesize active protochlorophyllide in darkness. When protochlorophyllide is photoreduced by one intense white flash, a main chlorophyllide species emitting at 690 nm is formed. After the photoreduction, the emission maximum is shifted to 675 nm within 5 s. This result suggests that in young leaves, chlorophyllide formed after one flash is quickly released from the active site of NADPH: protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase. This interpretation is strenghtened by time-resolved fluorescence measurements at room temperature, showing that 675 nm emitting chlorophyllide does not transfer excitation energy to the 696 nm emitting chlorophyllide which is formed in very low amount. In 10-d-old bean leaves, the 690 nm chlorophyllide emitting species formed after one short flash undergoes the well-known rapid and Shibata spectral shifts. The 675 nm emitting chlorophyllide appears only as a shoulder. At both ages, the fluorescence intensity of the active protochlorophyllide strongly decreases during and after photoreduction, suggesting rapid modifications in the close environment of the pigment. [less ▲]

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See detailBiological control of postharvest Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium on apples
Jijakli, Haissam ULg; Lepoivre, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin OILB/SROP = IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (1993), (16), 106-110

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See detailL'apprentissage précoce des langues étrangères par la méthode 'immersive'
Comblain, Annick ULg; Rondal, Jean-Adolphe ULg

in Rééducation Orthophonique (1993), 31

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See detailApplications de l'échographie en reproduction bovine. 2. L'utérus gestant et non-gestant.
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Laurent, Yves; Jakovljevic, Samy

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993)

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See detailChylothorax: a rare complication of endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy.
Bury, Thierry ULg; Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg et al

in European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (1993), 5

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See detailFouilles paléolithiques 1992 en Belgique
Otte, Marcel ULg; Straus, Lawrence; Gautier, Achilles et al

in Notae Praehistoricae (1993), 12

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See detailAérosolthérapie chez le cheval : 3. Etude clinique
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Genicot, Bruno; Votion, Dominique ULg et al

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1993), 25(4), 245-248

This review analyzes the advantages, disadvantages, limites and clinical applications of aerosoltherapy in equine medicine

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See detailThyrotropin-releasing hormone and epidermal growth factor induce human prolactin expression via identical multiple cis elements
Berwaer, Monique; Peers, Bernard ULg; Nalda, Asuncion M et al

in Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology (1993), 92(1), 1-7

Pituitary GH3 cells were transfected with different deletion mutants of the human prolactin (hPRL) promoter fused to the CAT reporter gene. The proximal region (-250 to -42) was sufficient to confer ... [more ▼]

Pituitary GH3 cells were transfected with different deletion mutants of the human prolactin (hPRL) promoter fused to the CAT reporter gene. The proximal region (-250 to -42) was sufficient to confer stimulation by both thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) and epidermal growth factor (EGF). Further deletion analyses demonstrated the importance of the three proximal Pit-1 binding sites in this response. However, Pit-1 binding oligonucleotides confer neither TRH nor EGF induction to a linked neutral promoter, suggesting that other elements might be involved. We have previously shown that sequence A (-115 to -85) is needed together with Pit-1 binding sites for full cyclic AMP response of hPRL-CAT. Mutation of this sequence strongly affects TRH and EGF induction. On the other hand, three copies of sequence A confer both TRH and EGF response to a linked neutral promoter. In conclusion, although TRH and EGF activate mostly different intracellular pathways, they mediate transcriptional induction of the hPRL promoter via identical cis elements. [less ▲]

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See detailLes articles 19 et 93 de la loi relative au crédit à la consommation, obs sous civ. Dinant, 28 juin 1989 et Liège, 26 juin 1992
Biquet, Christine ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (1993)

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See detailRestriction Maps of the DNA of Cervid Herpesvirus 1 and Cervid Herpesvirus 2, Two Viruses Related to Bovine Herpesvirus 1
Vanderplasschen, Alain ULg; Bublot, M.; Pastoret, Paul-Pierre ULg et al

in Archives of Virology (1993), 128(3-4), 379-88

Restriction maps of cervid herpesviruses 1 and 2 which are antigenetically related to bovine herpesvirus 1, were deduced from Southern blot hybridization with HindIII restriction fragments of BHV-1 DNA as ... [more ▼]

Restriction maps of cervid herpesviruses 1 and 2 which are antigenetically related to bovine herpesvirus 1, were deduced from Southern blot hybridization with HindIII restriction fragments of BHV-1 DNA as probes. [less ▲]

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See detailUltrastructural distribution of DNA within the ring-shaped nucleolus of human resting T lymphocytes.
Vandelaer, M.; Thiry, Marc ULg; Goessens, Guy ULg

in Experimental Cell Research (1993), 205(2), 430-2

The precise distribution of DNA within the resting human T lymphocyte nucleolus has been investigated, at the ultrastructural level, by cytochemical and molecular immunocytochemical techniques. The ... [more ▼]

The precise distribution of DNA within the resting human T lymphocyte nucleolus has been investigated, at the ultrastructural level, by cytochemical and molecular immunocytochemical techniques. The nucleolus is partially enveloped by a layer of condensed chromatin which, at several places, penetrates into the nucleolar body until in close contact with the fibrillar centers. Morphometric analysis reveals that 32% of the fibrillar center surface is essentially occupied by condensed chromatin. Using the in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-immunogold procedure for detecting DNA, we further show that evident label is exclusively found over the condensed chromatin and over the fibrillar centers, whereas no significant label is detected over the dense fibrillar component of the nucleolus. [less ▲]

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See detailTemperature, air humidity and air pollution levels in breeding pig houses
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Canart, B.; Vandenheede, Marc ULg

in Pigs News and Information (1993), 14(2), 77-78

A study was undertaken to provide practical information concerning the frequency of temp. and RH measurements required to obtain a good estimate of their averages and of their daily variations, and to ... [more ▼]

A study was undertaken to provide practical information concerning the frequency of temp. and RH measurements required to obtain a good estimate of their averages and of their daily variations, and to determine the relationships between ammonia, carbon dioxide and bacterial concn in a pig house. Measurements were made in 9 artificially ventilated farrowing or weaner houses with slatted floors. Temp. and RH were measured every 20 min for 7 d. Sensors were placed inside buildings in the middle of the houses, 0.8 m above floor level, and outside the buildings. Data were recorded using a datalogger. Ammonia and carbon dioxide concn were measured using 8 h Gastec diffusion tubes. Three readings were taken in the same location at 2-day intervals. The airborne bacterial concn was measured with a 6-stage Andersen sampler. Bacteria colony forming particles (BCFP) were collected by impacting onto agar-filled petri dishes which are placed in an incubator for 24 h prior to counting the colonies formed. Results are discussed, indicating no significant correlation between the 3 measures of pollution (NH3 and CO2 concn, BCFP levels) despite careful microclimate control. [less ▲]

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See detailStereoselective hydrogenation of methacycline to doxycycline catalysed by rhodium-carborane complexes
Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Felekidis, Apostolos ULg; Fontaine, M. et al

in Tetrahedron Letters (1993), 34

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See detailTextual Space in Un chien Andalou
Drummond, Philippe; Van Cauwenberge, Geneviève ULg

in La revue belge du cinéma (1993), 33-35

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See detailLocalisation scintigraphique de tumeurs neuroendocrines et de leurs métastases par un analogue de la somatostatine: [111In-DTPA-d-phe1] octréotide.
Beckers, Albert ULg; Pham, V. T.; Abs, R. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1993), 48(6), 326-34

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See detailThe role of GnRH agonists in the endoscopic treatment of endometriosis and fibromyomas.
Donnez, Jacques; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Grandjean, P. et al

in Contraception, Fertilite, Sexualité (1992) (1993), 21(1), 59-62

Uterine myomas and endometriosis are benign pathologies frequently encountered in women. Myomas are often associated with infertility and/or menorrhagia particularly if they are sub-mucosal. Endometriosis ... [more ▼]

Uterine myomas and endometriosis are benign pathologies frequently encountered in women. Myomas are often associated with infertility and/or menorrhagia particularly if they are sub-mucosal. Endometriosis is diagnosed in more than 35% of infertile patients. These two common pathologies are oestrogen-dependent and the administration of a GnRH agonist has been proposed as a non-surgical approach to the treatment of myomas and endometriosis. GnRH agonists cannot, however, be considered as definitive medical therapy because most myomas and endometriotic cysts return to their initial size within 4 months following the cessation of treatment. Moreover, because of the menopausal-like state that they induce, GnRH agonists provoke bone demineralization and for this reason, their long-term use is not recommended. These agents should, therefore, be considered as an adjuvant preoperative therapy. The aim is, above all, to achieve a preoperative reduction of tumour size, thus facilitating the endoscopic surgery: either hysteroscopic resection in the case of sub-mucosal myomas, or vaporization of ovarian cysts in the case of cystic endometriotic lesions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe central role of the thymus in the education of T cells to neuroendocrine self principles
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Martens, Henri ULg; Cormann-Goffin, Nadine et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1993), 101

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See detailPotentialités de modulation de la réaction inflammatoire
Delannoy, I.; Miossec, P.; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

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See detailInterface entre médecin de famille, référent social et psychiatrie: un hôpital de jour
Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULg; Halkin, Stéphane ULg; Bertrand, Jean ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1993)

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See detailCytokine and anti-cytokine strategies in inflammatory reaction modulation
Delannoy, I.; Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Miossec, P.

in Veterinary Research (1993), 24

Evidence of the importance of a cytokine cascade in the induction and control of the inflammatory reaction is increasing. Although cytokines are required in the inflammatory process in response to ... [more ▼]

Evidence of the importance of a cytokine cascade in the induction and control of the inflammatory reaction is increasing. Although cytokines are required in the inflammatory process in response to infection or injury, their overproduction, particularly that of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF), can lead to local/systemic pathology. Selective inhibition of the synthesis or of the action of specific cytokines may be of therapeutic benefit. Various strategies for blocking IL-1 and TNF activities have been presented. While selective inhibition of cytokine synthesis is still in the early experimental phase, specific blockade of soluble cytokine action following synthesis and release from cells is undergoing preliminary clinical trials in humans. Animal data suggest that antimonoclonal therapy such as monoclonal antibodies to TNF, IL-1 receptor antagonists or soluble receptors to TNF and IL-1 can be effective in the modulation of the inflammatory reaction. Modulation of the cytokine network in some diseases might also include the use of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Nonetheless, the possibilities of side effects due to impaired host-defense mechanisms with the IL-1 or TNF blockade must also be taken into consideration. [less ▲]

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See detailEnhancement of bovine leukemia virus-induced syncytia formation by di- and tripeptides.
Voneche, V.; Callebaut, I.; Lambrecht, B. et al

in Virology (1993), 192(1),

Short hydrophobic peptides were previously shown to inhibit infectivity of para- and orthomyxoviruses. We tested the ability of a series of di- and tripeptides to interfere with cell fusion induced by ... [more ▼]

Short hydrophobic peptides were previously shown to inhibit infectivity of para- and orthomyxoviruses. We tested the ability of a series of di- and tripeptides to interfere with cell fusion induced by bovine leukemia virus (BLV). Peptides containing a hydrophobic contribution and/or a positive net charge strongly enhanced syncytia formation induced by BLV on CC81 indicator cells. The size of the multinucleated cells was strongly increased (up to 10-fold) in the presence of the enhancer peptides whereas no effect was observed on the indicator cells in the absence of BLV. The peptides thus amplified the fusion process initiated by BLV envelope glycoproteins. The effect was dose-dependent at concentrations ranging from 20 to 640 microM and did not result from an increased expression of BLV proteins. The peptides did not compete with anti-gp51 monoclonal antibodies for the recognition of eight well-defined epitopes of gp51. We consequently hypothesize that the enhancer peptides interact with the membrane of BLV-producing cells and/or indicator cells and propose a model based on molecular modeling. [less ▲]

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See detailPilot study of flesinoxan in major depression. Effect on REM latency and body temperature
ANSSEAU, Marc ULg; PITCHOT, William ULg; Gonzalez Moreno, Antonio et al

in Human Psychopharmacology (1993)

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See detailThiamin and Derivatives as Modulators of Rat Brain Chloride Channels
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Hennuy, Benoît ULg; Wins, Pierre et al

in Neuroscience (1993), 52(4), 1009-1017

Several membrane fractions were prepared from rat brain by differential and sucrose density gradient centrifugation. Most fractions took up 36Cl- rapidly at a rate linear with time during the first 30-60 ... [more ▼]

Several membrane fractions were prepared from rat brain by differential and sucrose density gradient centrifugation. Most fractions took up 36Cl- rapidly at a rate linear with time during the first 30-60 s, then the rate progressively slowed down. The lowest rate of uptake was found in the mitochondrial fraction. Oxythiamin partially inhibited 36Cl- uptake in all fractions. In P2 (crude synaptosomal fraction), oxythiamin decreased the initial rate of uptake by 32%, the apparent Ki being 1.5 mM. Thiamin and amprolium were less effective as inhibitors. 4,4'-Diisothiocyanostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (0.1-1 mM) inhibited 36Cl- uptake by 40-50%. In the presence of this compound at a concentration > or = 5 x 10(-4) M, oxythiamin became ineffective. 36Cl- uptake was increased by GABA (0.1 mM) and this effect was antagonized by picrotoxin as expected, but not by oxythiamin. The rate of 36Cl- uptake did not appreciably depend on the external chloride concentration and was unaffected by bumetanide or by replacement of external Na+ by choline. Taken together, these data suggest that the oxythiamin-sensitive 36Cl- influx is essentially diffusional and is not related to the GABA receptor or the Na:K:2Cl co-transport. Partial replacement of external Na+ by K+ or treatment with 0.1 mM veratridine (which should both result in membrane depolarization) increased 36Cl- uptake by 50 and 30% respectively; the inhibitory effect of oxythiamin was enhanced to the same proportion.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailMolecular Biology of tilapia prolactins
Swennen, E.; Sekkali, B.; Poncelet, A. C. et al

in Fundamental and applied research for aquaculture (1993)

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See detailResistance a la secheresse et reponses a l'acide abscissique: analyse d'une approche synthetique.
El-Jaafari, S.; Paul, Roger ULg; Lepoivre, Philippe ULg et al

in Cahiers Agricultures (1993), 2(4),

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See detailLaparoscopic surgery, urology and gynaecology
Joris, Jean ULg

in Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology (1993), 6

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See detailSYNCYTIOTROPHOBLASTIC LOCALIZATION OF THE HUMAN GROWTH-HORMONE VARIANT MESSENGER-RNA IN THE PLACENTA
Scippo, Marie-Louise ULg; Frankenne, Francis ULg; HOOGHEPETERS, ELisabeth et al

in Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology (1993), 92(2), 7-13

The hGH/hCS genes, clustered on chromosome 17 in the 5' to 3' order GH-N, CS-L, CS-A, GH-V and CS-B, show a high degree of sequence identity. The expression product of the GH-V gene is the placental ... [more ▼]

The hGH/hCS genes, clustered on chromosome 17 in the 5' to 3' order GH-N, CS-L, CS-A, GH-V and CS-B, show a high degree of sequence identity. The expression product of the GH-V gene is the placental growth hormone, which replaces pituitary GH in maternal blood throughout pregnancy. By means of mRNA competitive hybridization using P-32-labelled and unlabelled 30 bases long oligonucleotides, we first optimized specific hybridization conditions. In situ hybridization was then performed to locate the GH-V mRNA encoding placental growth hormone. The hGH-V gene appears expressed in the placental syncytiotrophoblast. Unlike the CS-A and CS-B genes (both encoding hPL) which are expressed uniformly in the syncytiotrophoblast, the GH-V mRNA is located in a few syncytiotrophoblast cells only. [less ▲]

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