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See detailMultiphase Saturation Curves of the Oxoglutarate Carrier : A mathematical Model
Holzhütter, H.-G.; Sluse-Goffart, C.; Sluse, Francis ULg

in Mathematical & Computer Modelling (1994), 19(6-8), 263-272

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See detailComparison of Reproductive Performance in Belgian Dairy and Beef Cattle
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Laurent, Y.; Ward, W. R.

in Theriogenology (1994), 41(5), 1099-114

A computerized program was written to collect, evaluate and compare reproductive performance data of 2004 beef (Belgian Blue breed) and 1649 dairy (Friesian Holstein and German Red) cattle in 35 Belgian ... [more ▼]

A computerized program was written to collect, evaluate and compare reproductive performance data of 2004 beef (Belgian Blue breed) and 1649 dairy (Friesian Holstein and German Red) cattle in 35 Belgian herds (6 suckler beef herds, 9 milked beef herds and 20 dairy herds). Reproduction data were collected at monthly herd health visits. No difference in age at first calving was observed. Significant differences were observed among the 3 kinds of herds, and the best results were obtained in dairy herds for the calving interval, interval from calving to the first estrus, interval from calving to the first service and average number of days open. Concerning these parameters, first calvers had lower results than multiparous cows, mainly in suckler and milked beef herds. Significant differences were noted in the number of services per pregnancy. Heifers that had never calved presented the highest fertility. Primiparous beef cows had higher fertility than pluriparous cows. In dairy herds, pluriparous cows had higher fertility than primiparous cows. Estrus detection was better in milked beef herds than in suckled beef and dairy herds. Suckled beef herds had the lowest incidence of metritis and ovarian cysts of the three types of herds. Rates of abortion, overall culling and retained fetal membranes were similar in all the herds. The percentage of animals removed for infertility was highest in milked beef herds and lowest in dairy herds. Because 90% of the 1159 calvings recorded in the beef herds required a caesarean section, the reproductive performance of beef cattle represent results after caesarean section. [less ▲]

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See detailVerticalization of behavior elicited by dopaminergic mobilization is qualitatively different between C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice
Tirelli, Ezio ULg; Witkin, J. M.

in Psychopharmacology (1994), 116(2), 191-200

Behavioral effects of dopaminergic stimulation were compared for C57BL/6J mice and DBA/2J mice. Effects of apomorphine (APO) alone and in combination with cocaine (COC) were assessed using a time-sampling ... [more ▼]

Behavioral effects of dopaminergic stimulation were compared for C57BL/6J mice and DBA/2J mice. Effects of apomorphine (APO) alone and in combination with cocaine (COC) were assessed using a time-sampling technique that classified climbing and leaning in separate categories. Climbing occurred in DBA/2J mice only at doses of APO that were 16 times higher than the smallest effective dose in C57BL/6J mice, but relative to baseline values, effects were comparable. Whereas DBA/2J mice showed dose-dependent leaning under APO, C57BL/6J mice exhibited significantly increased leaning only after the highest APO dose. When given alone, COC produced significant climbing, but not leaning or gnawing, in either strain. COC potentiated APO-induced climbing and gnawing in both strains but did not consistently change APO-induced leaning in either strain. APO alone reduced locomotor activity and attenuated COC-induced hyperkinesia. ((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved) [less ▲]

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See detailDerechef Ounamon, 2,13-14
Winand, Jean ULg

in Göttinger Miszellen (1994), 139

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See detailTherapy for obesity--today and tomorrow.
Scheen, André ULg; Desaive, Claude ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in Bailliere's Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1994), 8(3), 705-27

Obesity poses a serious health hazard and its treatment is often disappointing. Besides conservative methods, the place of pharmacotherapy, very-low-calorie diets, and even, in selected cases, mechanical ... [more ▼]

Obesity poses a serious health hazard and its treatment is often disappointing. Besides conservative methods, the place of pharmacotherapy, very-low-calorie diets, and even, in selected cases, mechanical means or surgery can be considered. Effective drug treatment for obesity must reduce energy intake, or increase energy expenditure, or increase energy losses in faeces. All these possibilities have potential activities but also serious limitations. Current pharmacotherapy essentially uses anorectic drugs and the other approaches, although promising, are still under investigation. Of the anorectic compounds currently available, serotoninergic agents, like dexfenfluramine and fluoxetine, appear to have the most suitable pharmacological profile. Very-low-calorie diets could help in the short-term but should be associated with other approaches to increase the rate of long-term success. They must be well-balanced as macronutrients and micronutrients are concerned, be prescribed in well-selected patients under careful medical supervision, and not be followed longer than a few weeks. Surgery can provide palliation for severe obesity when all medical approaches have failed. It may consist in decreasing food intake (gastric procedures), affecting calorie absorption (intestinal shunting, biliopancreatic bypass), or removing localized excess fat (lipectomy, liposuction). Gastric reduction operations are safe and effective provided they are performed by experienced surgeons in well-selected patients. They can be considered now as the best option for a minority of patients with morbid and refractory obesity. Finally, in very selected patients, mechanical means (such as the waist cord) may also help losing weight and/or avoiding weight regain. Even if all these therapeutic approaches can be helpful, at least in some obese individuals, they also have important limitations so that prevention remains up to now the 'treatment' of choice for obesity. [less ▲]

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See detailModèles de cubage pour essences multi-tiges : application à des plantations d'acacia
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Cahiers Agricultures (1994), 3(3), 189-194

Tree-volume equations were devised to estimate the volume of wood (excluding bark) of Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn ex Benth fuelwood plantations in Zaïre. The tables give the total volume of stems and ... [more ▼]

Tree-volume equations were devised to estimate the volume of wood (excluding bark) of Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn ex Benth fuelwood plantations in Zaïre. The tables give the total volume of stems and branches to an upper girth limit of 9 cm, together with the volumes according to the following classes of girth : 9-14, 15-44 and over 45 cm. Because this species has a high proportion of multiple-stem trees (which begin forking below the breast-height level), girth at 1.30 m is a relatively meaningless concept. Taking the extent of this variable in tree volume estimation into account, various expressions of girth were investigated. Instead of considering each stem girth individually, a "standardised" girth at 1.30 m (from ground level) was adopted. For any given tree, this corresponds to the quadratic sum of all girths measured at 1,30 m. [less ▲]

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See detailTechnical Study of Some Major Parameters Influencing the Performances of an Aerosol Delivery Equipment Suitable for Calves
Genicot, Bruno; Peckova, M.; Close, Roland et al

in Veterinary Research (1994), 25(5), 468-77

Aerosol delivery equipment, suitable for the treatment of bovine respiratory dysfunctions and including 2 parallelly positioned jet nebulizers, was studied in depth in order to determine the optimal ... [more ▼]

Aerosol delivery equipment, suitable for the treatment of bovine respiratory dysfunctions and including 2 parallelly positioned jet nebulizers, was studied in depth in order to determine the optimal working conditions in the field. Indeed, some factors might reasonably alter the performance of this equipment. Among these factors, the influences of the parallel position of jet nebulizers (in order to accommodate the breathing requirements of the cattle and achieve a rapid treatment), of the long feed pipe delivering compressed air (in order to keep the animal away from the compressor unit), and finally of the ambient temperature were studied, this equipment being essentially used during the winter season. This equipment could accommodate the breathing needs of cattle weighing up to 225 kg if a pressure of 600 kPa was developed upstream to the nebulizers. The rate of atomization was significantly reduced when working at ambient air temperatures (272.25 K < T < 274.65 K) close to those encountered in winter. This was especially true when pressure upstream to the nebulizers did not exceed 500 kPa. The immersion of the feed pipe for compressed air in hot water led to an increase in the rate of atomization without raising evaporative water losses, and reduced the drop in temperature in the nebulizer solution. Finally, the rate of atomization significantly increased when the face mask including the nebulizers was maintained so that the nebulizers were in a vertical position or at an angle not less than 60 degrees with respect to the ground. [less ▲]

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See detailEpidemiology of insulin resistance and hypertension in adults - MONICA BELLUX- preliminary results.
Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; Beck, Dominique; Lefèbvre, Pierre ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Newsletter, Amercian Heart Association (1994), 49

Numerous publications have outlined that insulin resistance, hypertension and obesity are often associated suggesting a common link in the pathogenic mechanisms.

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See detailMetabolic clearance rate of insulin in type 2 diabetic patients treated with combined insulin and sulfonylurea therapy.
Castillo, M. J.; Scheen, André ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in Revista Espanola de Fisiologia (1994), 50(1), 27-34

The metabolic clearance rate of insulin (MCRI) in 10 non-obese type 2 diabetic patients treated with either insulin alone or combined insulin plus sulfonylurea therapy is investigated. A classical 2-hour ... [more ▼]

The metabolic clearance rate of insulin (MCRI) in 10 non-obese type 2 diabetic patients treated with either insulin alone or combined insulin plus sulfonylurea therapy is investigated. A classical 2-hour euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic glucose clamp using the artificial pancreas was performed in a randomized order after two 6-week periods of treatment: either with subcutaneous injections of insulin alone or with insulin plus oral administration of the sulfonylurea compound glipizide at the dose of 3 x 10 mg/day. The MCRI was calculated knowing the constant insulin infusion rate (0.1 U.kg-1.h-1) and measuring basal and steady-state plasma free insulin and C-peptide levels. When the test was performed at the end of the period of treatment with insulin plus glipizide and 30 min after the ingestion of the last dose of 10 mg glipizide, plasma C-peptide levels were significantly increased and steady-state free insulin levels tended to be slightly higher whereas the metabolic clearance rate of glucose was not affected. The MCRI was significantly reduced by glipizide from 23.3 +/- 2.9 to 18.9 +/- 2.0 ml.kg-1.min-1 p < 0.05. These results demonstrate that the sulfonylurea glipizide decreases the MCRI. This effect may play a role in the hypoglycemic action of sulfonylureas. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Monitoring de la pression artérielle en pratique médicale : apports et limites
Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; Rorive, Georges ULg

in Blood Pressure Profil (1994), 3

"L'article de Mme Saint-Remy et de G. Rorive constitue une bonne mise au point sur les controverses qui continuent à se développer autour de la place à réserver au monitorage ambulatoire de la pression ... [more ▼]

"L'article de Mme Saint-Remy et de G. Rorive constitue une bonne mise au point sur les controverses qui continuent à se développer autour de la place à réserver au monitorage ambulatoire de la pression artérielle (MAPA) dans l'évaluation du patient hypertendu. La variabilité importante universellement admise de la pression artérielle rend le concept du monitorage pendant 24 heures particulièrement attrayant. L'utilité de cette nouvelle approche ne sera cependant définitivement établie que quand les résultats d'études prospectives visant à démontrer la supériorité du MAPA sur la mesure conventionnelle de la pression artérielle seront connus. Deux études sont au minimum actuellement en cours en ce sens : l'étude OVA et l'étude Systeur. En attendant, le manque de valeurs normatives est évidemment un handicap pour l'intérêt de la MAPA dans la pratique journalière et ce d'autant plus que le coût de cette nouvelle méthodologie reste élevé. Dans la revue de la littérature de ce numéro de Blood Pressure Profile, deux publications viennent confirmer ce qui est avancé dans l'article de Mme Saint-Remy. Bianchi et col, observant que la microalbuminurie est plus importante chez les hypertendus en l'absence de chute nocturne de la pression artérielle, argumentent en faveur du rôle de la MAPA dans l'évaluation du pronostic cardio-vasculaire du patient hypertendu. De plus, Mansoor et al, confirmant la meilleure reproductibilité de MAPA par rapport à la mesure conventionnelle de la pression artérielle, concluent également que la MAPA permettra de diminuer le nombre de patients à inclure dans des essais de pharmacologie clinique. Ces résultats, bien qu'encourageant pour les défenseurs du MAPA, ne doivent cependant pas nous faire oublier que la généralisation de l'utilisation de cette nouvelle technique est à l'heure actuelle prématurée" Prof. J.P. Degaute, Hypertension Clinic, Hôpital Universitaire Erasme, Chief Editor [less ▲]

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Kettmann, Richard ULg; Burny, A.; Callebaut, I. et al

in The Retroviridae (1994)

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See detailPathogenic Tracks in Fatigue Syndromes
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULg; Demonty, Jean ULg et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1994), 49(6), 274-89

This review analyses the recent literature devoted to two related fatigue syndromes: chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and acute onset postviral fatigue syndrome (PVFS). The articles are grouped into five ... [more ▼]

This review analyses the recent literature devoted to two related fatigue syndromes: chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and acute onset postviral fatigue syndrome (PVFS). The articles are grouped into five pathogenic tracks: infectious agents, immune system, skeletic muscle, hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and psychiatric factors. Although a particular infectious agent is unlikely to be responsible for all CFS cases, evidence is shown that host-parasite relationships are modified in a large proportion of patients with chronic fatigue. Antibody titres against infectious agents are often elevated and replication of several viruses could be increased. Chronic activation of the immune system is also observed and could be due to the reactivation of persistent or latent infectious agents such as herpes viruses (i.e. HHV-6) or enteroviruses. It could also be favorised by an impaired negative feedback of the HPA axis on the immune system. A model is proposed where the abnormalities of the HPA axis are primary events and are mainly responsible for a chronic activation of the immune system which in turn induces an increased replication of several viruses under the control of cellular transcription factors. These replicating viruses together with cytokines such as TNF-alpha would secondarily induce functional disorders of muscle and several aspects of asthenia itself. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensities of the doublet-quadruplet intersystem transitions in C II and N III
Biémont, Emile ULg; Delahaye, F.; Zeippen, C. J.

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

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See detailNONEQUILIBRIUM EFFECTS IN THE THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY OF BI-BASED HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS
Bougrine, Hassan ULg; SERGEENKOV, S.; Ausloos, Marcel ULg et al

in Solid State Communications (1994), 91(7), 571-575

Thermal conductivity of two Bi-based high temperature superconducting ceramics, 2212 and 2223, with a markedly different microstructure have been examined. A pulse technique has been used. Depending on ... [more ▼]

Thermal conductivity of two Bi-based high temperature superconducting ceramics, 2212 and 2223, with a markedly different microstructure have been examined. A pulse technique has been used. Depending on the heating pulse duration, the more weak-links-containing 2223 sample shows either equilibrium or nonequilibrium behavior. The temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity between 110 K and 180 K is found to obey the Arrhenius law. The experimental observations are interpreted as a thermally activated heat flux motion through the polycrystalline grain boundaries with an energy barrier of nearly 10meV. It is likely due to a phase slip mechanism. An extra relaxation process due to the pore content/structure is thus emphasized in such regimes. [less ▲]

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See detailELEMENT DIFFUSION IN THE SOLAR INTERIOR
Thoul, Anne ULg; BAHCALL, J. N.; LOEB, A.

in Astrophysical Journal (1994), 421(2), 828-842

We study the diffusion of helium and other heavy elements in the solar interior by solving exactly the set of flow equations developed by Burgers for a multicomponent fluid, including the residual heat ... [more ▼]

We study the diffusion of helium and other heavy elements in the solar interior by solving exactly the set of flow equations developed by Burgers for a multicomponent fluid, including the residual heat-flow terms. No approximation is made concerning the relative concentrations, and no restriction is placed on the number of elements considered. We give improved diffusion velocities for hydrogen, helium, oxygen, and iron, in the analytic form derived previously by Bahcall & Loeb. These expressions for the diffusion velocities are simple to program in stellar evolution codes and are expected to be accurate to similar to 15%. We find that the inclusion of the residual heat flow terms leads to an increase in the hydrogen diffusion velocity. We compare our numerical results-with those obtained analytically by Bahcall & Loeb using a simplified treatment, as well as with those derived numerically by Michaud & Proffitt. We find that for conditions characteristic of the Sun, the results of Bahcall & Loeb for the hydrogen diffusion velocity are smaller than our more accurate numerical results by similar to 30%, except very near the center where the error becomes larger. The Michaud & Proffitt results differ from the numerical results derived here by less than or similar to 15%. Our complete treatment of element diffusion can be directly incorporated in a standard stellar evolution code by means of an exportable subroutine, but, for convenience, we also give simple analytical fits to our numerical results. [less ▲]

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See detailLes choix stratégiques actuels dans la prévention du processus diabétogène auto-immun
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Martens, Henri ULg; Kecha, Ouafae et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1994), 52

Le diabète insulino-dépendant (DID) est de plus en plus admis comme résultant d'une rupture de la tolérance immunitaire vis-à-vis de la cellule ß pancréatique. La compréhension des mécanismes centraux et ... [more ▼]

Le diabète insulino-dépendant (DID) est de plus en plus admis comme résultant d'une rupture de la tolérance immunitaire vis-à-vis de la cellule ß pancréatique. La compréhension des mécanismes centraux et périphériques de la tolérance vis-à-vis de la cellule ß doit logiquement aboutir à une prévention non toxique et efficace du DID. Deux choix stratégiques sont proposés à l'heure actuelle. D'une part, la tolérance périphérique à l'insuline en tant que cible du processus auto-immun pourrait être restaurée via l'administration d'insuline à faibles doses par voie sous-cutanée ou orale. D'autre part, le facteur de croissance apparenté à l'insuline de type 2 (IGF2) pourrait réinduire la tolérance centrale de l'insuline et, secondairement, de la cellule ß insulino-sécrétrice. [less ▲]

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See detailObservations on the establishment of a Devonian and Lower Carboniferous high resolution miospore biostratigraphy
Streel, Maurice ULg; Loboziak, S

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (1994), 83

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See detailAlienating Language and Darl's Narrative Consciousness in As I Lay Dying
Delville, Michel ULg

in The Southern Literary Journal (1994)

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See detailSTRUCTURAL AND KINETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF A BETA-LACTAMASE-INHIBITOR PROTEIN
STRYNADKA, N. C. J.; JENSEN, S. E.; JOHNS, K. et al

in Nature (1994), 368(6472), 657-660

THE past decade has seen an alarming worldwide increase in resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics among many pathogenic bacteria1, which is due mainly to plasmid- or chromosomally encoded beta-lactamases ... [more ▼]

THE past decade has seen an alarming worldwide increase in resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics among many pathogenic bacteria1, which is due mainly to plasmid- or chromosomally encoded beta-lactamases that specifically cleave penicillin and cephalosporins, rendering them inactive. There is therefore a need to develop new strategies in the design of effective inhibitors of beta-lactamase. All the small-molecule inhibitors in clinical use are not very effective and are rapidly degraded2,3. Furthermore, newly characterized mutants of the plasmid-mediated beta-lactamase TEM-1 are highly resistant to these small-molecule inhibitors, including clavulanic acid and tazobactam4. It has been shown that Streptomyces clavuligerus produces an exocellular beta-lactamase inhibitory protein (BLIP; M(r) 17.5 K)5. Here we present data defining BLIP as the most effective known inhibitor of a variety of beta-lactamases, with K(i) values in the subnanomolar to picomolar range. To identify those features in BLIP that make it such a potent inhibitor, we have determined its molecular structure at 2.1 angstrom resolution. BLIP is a relatively flat molecule with a unique fold, comprising a tandem repeat of a 76-amino-acid domain. Each domain consists of a helix-loop-helix motif that packs against a four-stranded antiparallel beta-sheet (Fig. 1a). To our knowledge, BLIP is the first example of a protein inhibitor having two similarly folded domains that interact with and inhibit a single target enzyme. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation d’une expérience de rénovation de l’enseignement fondamental: Méthodologie de recherche
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 53-58

Les expériences pédagogiques de mise en œuvre de nouvelles méthodes ou structures de rénovation de l'enseignement sont particulièrement ardues à évaluer quant à leurs effets. Se déroulant en milieu ... [more ▼]

Les expériences pédagogiques de mise en œuvre de nouvelles méthodes ou structures de rénovation de l'enseignement sont particulièrement ardues à évaluer quant à leurs effets. Se déroulant en milieu naturel, elles subissent l'influence d'un grand nombre de variables qu'il est bien difficile voire impossible de contrôler et parfois simplement de prendre en compte. Les impondérables sont multiples. La voie la moins aléatoire consiste en une démarche multidimensionnelle qui analyse l'élève et l'enseignant, sous plusieurs points de vue, sans négliger des facteurs d'environnement socio-économiques qui peuvent également se révéler déterminants. ... [less ▲]

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See detailGalectins: a family of animal beta-galactoside-binding lectins.
Barondes, S. H.; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg; Cooper, D. N. et al

in Cell (1994), 76(4), 597-8

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See detailPump up the volume! Mogelijkheid en onmogelijkheid van het manifest in postmoderne tijden
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in De Zingende Zaag (1994), (24-25), 102-123

This article reflects on the fact that manifests are a predominantly modernist genre. In postmodern times, manifests can only reappear as simulations or parodies.

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See detailSynthesis by sol-gel process and characterization of barium-titanate
LECLOUX, A. J.; KOCKLENBERG, Régine; MICHAUX, Bernard et al

in Annales de Chimie Science des Materiaux (1994), 19(2), 67-78

Barium titanate gels are prepared by sol-gel process from titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. These gels are dried under vacuum. The influence of ... [more ▼]

Barium titanate gels are prepared by sol-gel process from titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. These gels are dried under vacuum. The influence of the hydrolysis ratio, the temperature and the vacuum level during drying is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailL'inventaire forestier wallon: un outil de developpement regional
Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Wallonie (1994), 21(34), 3-8

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See detailLes manifestations neurologiques de l'infection a Borrelia burgdorferi (maladie de Lyme).
PEPIN, Jean-Louis ULg; Bastings, Eric; Lenaerts, Marc ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(11), 603-10

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See detailInvestigation of the Western Mediterranean's hydrodynamics with the GHER three-dimensional primitive equation model
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Brasseur, P.; Djenidi, Salim ULg et al

in Coastal and Estuarine Studies (1994), 46

A three-dimensional, non-linear, primitive equation model with turbulent closure developed at the GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research Laboratory (GHER), University of Liège, is designed to define ... [more ▼]

A three-dimensional, non-linear, primitive equation model with turbulent closure developed at the GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research Laboratory (GHER), University of Liège, is designed to define marine weather-like processes ranging from mesoscale tides and storm surges, to synoptic frontal and eddy structures, to macroscale slowly-varying currents characteristic of the so-called “general circulation”. The model is applied here to the study of the hydrodynamics of the western Mediterranean as both a metagnostic (i.e. system-oriented) model and a diagnostic (i.e. process-oriented) model with both models allowed to run simultaneously and interactively. Critical processes such as deep water formation and the instabilities of the Algerian Current, are studied to provide a basic understanding of the physics needed to adequately parameterize sub-grid scale processes in the basin wide metagnostic model. This general circulation model provides boundary conditions for the finer grid diagnostic studies as well as the general overview of the basin's hydrodynamics. Further improvement is achieved by concurrent use of a variational inverse model to provide initial data fields and boundary conditions for the direct model. In turn, the metagnostic model provides hydrodynamic constraints which are imposed to the variational principle to ensure an interpolation/extrapolation of data compatible with the system's hydrodynamics. Results viz (i) a diagnostic study of the Algerian Current, (ii) a metagnostic study of the seasonal variability of the western Mediterranean Sea, are presented and compared with observations and with results of simpler (quasi-geostrophic, reduced gravity, etc.) models. Possible improved hydrodynamic forecasts of seasonal and interannual variability with the 3D primitive equation model is discussed with particular attention to the forecast's sensitivity to initial and boundary conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailLigamentoplasties du genou: l'état musculaire préopératoire conditionne t il le degré d'amyotrophie postopératoire?
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Delcour, J. P.; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg

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

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See detailVariations of lyoluminescence with commercial origin of the dosimeters
Galand, Eric; Niezette, Jacques; Vanderschuren, Jacques et al

in Radiation Physics and Chemistry (1994), 43

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See detailLa reproduction des poissons de nos rivières.
Poncin, Pascal ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1994), 13(3), 317-342

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See detailEssai sur le rythme statuaire à la période protohistorique en Mésopotamie
Tunca, Önhan ULg

in Beiträge zur Altorientalischen Archäologie und Altertumskunde (1994)

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See detailSubcellular Localization and Compartmentation of Thiamine Derivatives in Rat Brain
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Wins, Pierre; Lesourd, Monique

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1994), 1222(1), 1-6

The subcellular distribution of thiamine derivatives in rat brain was studied. Thiamine diphosphate content was highest in the mitochondrial and synaptosomal fractions, and lowest in microsomal, myelin ... [more ▼]

The subcellular distribution of thiamine derivatives in rat brain was studied. Thiamine diphosphate content was highest in the mitochondrial and synaptosomal fractions, and lowest in microsomal, myelin and cytosolic fractions. Only 3-5% of total thiamine diphosphate was bound to transketolase, a cytosolic enzyme. Thiamine triphosphate was barely detectable in the microsomal and cytosolic fraction, but synaptosomes were slightly enriched in this compound compared to the crude homogenate. Both myelin and mitochondrial fractions contained significant amounts of thiamine triphosphate. In order to estimate the relative turnover rates of these compounds, the animals received an intraperitoneal injection of either [14C]thiamine or [14C]sulbutiamine (isobutyrylthiamine disulfide) 1 h before decapitation. The specific radioactivities of thiamine compounds found in the brain decreased in the order: thiamine > thiamine triphosphate > thiamine monophosphate > thiamine diphosphate. Incorporation of radioactivity into thiamine triphosphate was more marked with [14C]sulbutiamine than with [14C]thiamine. The highest specific radioactivity of thiamine diphosphate was found in the cytosolic fraction of the brain, though this pool represents less than 10% of total thiamine diphosphate. Cytosolic thiamine diphosphate had a twice higher specific radioactivity when [14C]sulbutiamine was used as precursor compared with thiamine though no significant differences were found in the other cellular compartments. Our results suggest the existence of two thiamine diphosphate pools: the bound cofactor pool is essentially mitochondrial and has a low turnover; a much smaller cytosolic pool (6-7% of total TDP) of high turnover is the likely precursor of thiamine triphosphate. [less ▲]

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See detailAnomalie pluviométrique négative sur le Sud-est du Zaïre en janvier 1992
Kalombo, K.; Erpicum, Michel ULg; Lahuec, J. P.

in Publications de l'Association Internationale de Climatologie (1994), 7

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See detailAgglomérations morphologiques et fonctionnelles, l’apport de la télédétection urbaine
Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg

in Acta Geographica Lovaniensia (1994), 34

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See detailApprendre, ou se mettre en projet ? Réflexions au départ d'une expérience de pédagogie du projet en classe du secondaire
Jadoulle, Jean-Louis ULg

in Histoire et Enseignement : Bulletin (1994), 44e année(n°1), 5-17

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See detailA REMARKABLE AURORAL EVENT ON JUPITER OBSERVED IN THE ULTRAVIOLET WITH THE HUBBLE-SPACE-TELESCOPE
Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Grodent, Denis ULg; Prangé, R. et al

in Science (1994), 266(5191), 1675-1678

Two sets of ultraviolet images of the Jovian north aurora were obtained with the Faint Object Camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope. The first series shows an intense discrete are in near corotation ... [more ▼]

Two sets of ultraviolet images of the Jovian north aurora were obtained with the Faint Object Camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope. The first series shows an intense discrete are in near corotation with the planet. The maximum apparent molecular hydrogen emission rate corresponds to an electron precipitation of similar to 1 watt per square meter, which is about 30,000 times larger than the solar heating by extreme ultraviolet radiation. Such a particle heating rate of the auroral upper atmosphere of Jupiter should cause a large transient temperature increase and generate strong thermospheric winds. Twenty hours after initial observation, the discrete are had decreased in brightness by more than one order of magnitude. The time scale and magnitude of the change in the ultraviolet aurora leads us to suggest that the discrete Jovian auroral precipitation is related to large-scale variations in the current system, as is the case for Earth's discrete aurorae. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of dopamine and baclofen on N-methyl-D-aspartate-induced burst firing in rat ventral tegmental neurons.
Seutin, Vincent ULg; Johnson, S. W.; North, R. A.

in Neuroscience (1994), 58(1), 201-6

Intracellular microelectrode recordings were made from dopamine-containing neurons of the ventral tegmental area or substantia nigra zona compacta in rat brain slices in vitro. The firing pattern of the ... [more ▼]

Intracellular microelectrode recordings were made from dopamine-containing neurons of the ventral tegmental area or substantia nigra zona compacta in rat brain slices in vitro. The firing pattern of the neurons was switched from a tonic, single-spike pattern to a burst firing mode by adding N-methyl-D-aspartate (20 microM) to the superfusing solution; after adding tetrodotoxin the membrane potential underwent rhythmical oscillations of 20-40 mV at 0.5-2 Hz. Baclofen (1 microM) and dopamine (30 microM) hyperpolarized the neurons; when the potential was restored to its original level, the oscillations of potential and/or burst firing were not observed, but the tonic firing pattern was restored. These effects of baclofen and dopamine were prevented by barium (1 mM), which also prevented the membrane hyperpolarization. Oscillations of membrane current of a similar frequency were observed when the somatic membrane was voltage-clamped at -60 mV; these were also blocked by barium (1 mM). It is concluded that the oscillations in membrane potential observed with N-methyl-D-aspartate are generated predominantly at a dendritic location which is not voltage-clamped with an electrode at the soma. Baclofen and dopamine inhibit the oscillations by increasing the potassium conductance and hyperpolarizing the dendrites. [less ▲]

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See detailThe structures and catalytic mechanisms of active-site serine beta-lactamases.
Lamotte, Josette ULg; Knox, J.; Kelly, J. A. et al

in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews (1994), 12

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

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

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See detailMaastricht in beweging. Enkele bedenkingen na het Belgisch voorzitterschap van de Europese Unie
Flore, Daniel ULg; Troosters, R.

in Panopticon : Tijdschrift voor Strafrecht, Criminologie en Forensisch Welzijnswerk (1994)

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See detailPretreatment minimal staging for non-small cell lung cancer: an updated consensus report
Goldstraw; Rocmansb; Ball et al

in Lung Cancer (1994), 11(supp 3), 1-4

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See detailLe Paléolithique supérieur de Moldavie. Recherches récentes
Noiret, Pierre ULg; López Bayón, Ignacio

in Bulletin de l'Association scientifique liégeoise pour la Recherche archéologique (1994), XXI

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Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Deltenre, Alain

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 2

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See detailInsulin expression in pancreatic islet cells relies on cooperative interactions between the helix loop helix factor E47 and the homeobox factor STF-1.
Peers, Bernard ULg; Sharma, S.; Teitelman, G. et al

in Molecular Endocrinology (1994), 8(12), 1798-806

The development of endocrine cell types within the pancreas is thought to involve the progressive restriction of pluripotential stem cells, which gives rise to the four major cell types: insulin ... [more ▼]

The development of endocrine cell types within the pancreas is thought to involve the progressive restriction of pluripotential stem cells, which gives rise to the four major cell types: insulin-, glucagon-, somatostatin-, and pancreatic polypeptide-expressing cells. The mechanism by which these peptide hormone genes are induced and then either maintained or repressed during development is unknown, but their coexpression in early precursor cells suggests the involvement of common regulatory factors. Here we show that the somatostatin transcription factor STF-1 is also a principal regulator of insulin expression in beta-cells of the pancreas. STF-1 stimulates the insulin gene by recognizing two well defined islet-specifying elements on the insulin promoter and by subsequently synergizing in trans with the juxtaposed helix-loop-helix protein E47. Within the STF-1 protein, an N-terminal trans-activation domain functions cooperatively with E47 to stimulate insulin transcription. As truncated STF-1 polypeptides lacking the N-terminal activation domain strongly inhibit insulin promoter activity in beta-islet cells, our results suggest that the specification of islet cell types during development may be in part determined by the expression of STF-1 relative to other islet cell factors. [less ▲]

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See detailLa métropolisation, une nouvelle donne
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Acta Geographica Lovaniensia (1994), (34), 165-174

The recent economic growth of many big cities has led to the new concept of "metropolization" and to numerous research based on new models of urban growth. In trying to draw up on this theme, one has ... [more ▼]

The recent economic growth of many big cities has led to the new concept of "metropolization" and to numerous research based on new models of urban growth. In trying to draw up on this theme, one has tackled successively four points: the concepts of metropolis and metropolization, the metropolization process, the metropolization and the city systems, the metropolization in Europe and Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection des molecules responsables de l'activite biocide des feuilles de Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam ex Poir. par echantillonage d'espace de tete et spectrometrie de masse couplee a la chromatographie en phase gazeuse.
Lognay, Georges ULg; Marlier, M.; Seck, D. et al

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1994), 29(1),

Des échantillons de feuilles de Boscia senegalensis (Prns.) I.ev ex Porn. ont été tnaintenus dans des conditions contrôlées sous un flux d'hélium, à l'intérieur d'une.platine de désorption thermique ... [more ▼]

Des échantillons de feuilles de Boscia senegalensis (Prns.) I.ev ex Porn. ont été tnaintenus dans des conditions contrôlées sous un flux d'hélium, à l'intérieur d'une.platine de désorption thermique directement connectée à un GC-MS. A côté du trans-2-hexénal, responsable de la note "verte" des feuilles, l'isothiocyanate de méthyle et le cyanure de méthyle (acétonitrile) ont été détectés. Ces deux produits se sont formés par dégradation enzymatique in situ d'un précurseur, la glucocapparine. Ils ont été caractérisés par leur spectre de masse. La libération de cyanure de méthyle à partir d'échantillons biologiques est expliquée. [less ▲]

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See detailConstruction d'un modèle de répartition des arbres par classes de grosseur pour des plantations d'épicéa commun (Picea abies L Karst) en Ardenne belge
Lejeune, Philippe ULg

in Annales des Sciences Forestières (1994), 51(1), 53-65

The construction of a girth distribution model for Norway spruce (Picea abies L Karst) plantations has been considered using 141 sample plots of 1 000 m². The effects of the theoretical distribution ... [more ▼]

The construction of a girth distribution model for Norway spruce (Picea abies L Karst) plantations has been considered using 141 sample plots of 1 000 m². The effects of the theoretical distribution (comparison of the normal and Weibull distributions) and the estimation methods have been analysed. Despite the higher flexibility of the Weibull distribution, its use does not lead to a more accurate prediction of the distribution. The small number of samples measured in the plots seems to be the primary cause of the inaccuracy of the various models. Considering the data analysed, the normal distribution, which is easier to use, is proving to be more suitable for the creation of distribution model for such stands. [less ▲]

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See detailPropriétés antifongiques de la microflore sporulée du netetu.
N'dir, B.; Hbid, Ch.; Cornelius, C. et al

in Cahiers Agricultures (1994), 3

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See detailVimentinoma, an Unusual Neoplasm of the Skin
Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Ammar et al

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (1994), 189(1), 84-86

We report an unusual benign neoplasm that developed in a child. Tumoral cells were filled with vimentin intermediate filaments. No other features of differentiation were found by immunohistochemistry and ... [more ▼]

We report an unusual benign neoplasm that developed in a child. Tumoral cells were filled with vimentin intermediate filaments. No other features of differentiation were found by immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. 'Vimentinoma' appears to be the most appropriate name for this neoplasm. [less ▲]

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See detailTechniques moleculaires de detection et d'identification des agents phytopathogenes.
Lepoivre, Philippe ULg; Kummert, J.; Colinet, D. et al

in Cahiers Agricultures (1994), 3(4),

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See detailPilot trial of combined administration of erythropoietin and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor to children undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
Locatelli, F.; Zecca, M.; Ponchio, L. et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (1994), 14(6), 929-35

We carried out a pilot study to evaluate the combined use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for accelerating marrow engraftment in children ... [more ▼]

We carried out a pilot study to evaluate the combined use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for accelerating marrow engraftment in children given allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Fifteen consecutive children were enrolled in this study; 13 completed it and were evaluable. Using analysis of variance, laboratory and clinical data referring to these children were compared with those of 15 patients previously treated with rhEpo alone and with those of 16 historical controls. Erythroid repopulation, evaluated sequentially through serum transferrin receptor and reticulocyte count, was similarly accelerated in children receiving rhEpo alone and in those receiving combined treatment. These latter, however, showed a further reduction in the total number of red blood cell units required to reach transfusion independence (1.1 +/- 0.7 in the study population vs 2.7 +/- 1.2 in rhEpo group vs 4.2 +/- 2.3 in historical controls; values are mean +/- 1 SD; p < 0.001). Neutrophil engraftment, i.e. time for neutrophils to reach 0.5 x 10(9)/l, was 11 +/- 3 days in children receiving combined treatment, significantly shorter than that of the control groups (16 +/- 3 and 18 +/- 5, respectively; p < 0.001). Acceleration of neutrophil recovery translated into fewer infections: days of fever were significantly reduced in the study population (4 +/- 2 vs 11 +/- 8 vs 15 +/- 6, respectively).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailEtude épidémiologique de la toxoplasmose chez les femmes enceintes à Amiens (Picardie). Nécessité d'une enquête nationale
Carme, Bernard; Lenne, Evelyne; Tirard, Véronique et al

in Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses (1994), 24

L'étude avait pour but d'évaluer le niveau d'immunité vis à vis de la toxoplasmose des femmes venant d'accoucher à Amiens entre mars 1993 et avril 1994 ainsi que leur connnaissance des mesures préventives ... [more ▼]

L'étude avait pour but d'évaluer le niveau d'immunité vis à vis de la toxoplasmose des femmes venant d'accoucher à Amiens entre mars 1993 et avril 1994 ainsi que leur connnaissance des mesures préventives vis à vis de cette parasitose. Cette étude a permis de mettre en évidence la bonne connaissance des mesures préventives vis à vis de la toxoplasmose chez les femmes non immunes. Ceci a permis également de préciser les données épidémiologiques de la toxoplasmose à Amiens. Le choix d'un protocole incluant les femmes au moment de l'accouchement pourrait être complété par celui de femmes en début de grosesse pour éviter d'exclure les interruptions de grossesse. Cette étude devrait déboucher sur une enquête nationale qui permettrait de préciser l'épidémiolgoie de la toxoplasmose en France. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis by in Situ Hybridization of Cytokine Mrnas Expression in Thymic Nurse Cells
Deman, J.; Humblet, Chantal ULg; Martin, M. T. et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1994), 355

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See detailGreffes de moelle dans les hémoglobinopathies
Beguin, Yves ULg

in Mini Acta (1994), 26

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See detailLe financement au niveau communal
Jurion, Bernard ULg

in Mouvement communal, Union des Villes et des Communes de Belgique (1994)

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See detailFollicular dendritic cells: whose children?
Heinen, Ernst ULg; Bosseloir, A.

in Immunology Today (1994), 15(5), 201-4

At the recent Germinal Centre Conference in Spa*, over 200 immunologists gathered to study the fate of lymph follicles, B- and T-cell selection, cell migration, accessory cells, and pathological ... [more ▼]

At the recent Germinal Centre Conference in Spa*, over 200 immunologists gathered to study the fate of lymph follicles, B- and T-cell selection, cell migration, accessory cells, and pathological conditions such as lymphoproliferative diseases and AIDS. Here, Ernst Heinen and Alain Bosseloir report on this fascinating field. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimisation du plan parcellaire d'une exploitation agricole: une application de la theorie des graphes.
Dupont, Pascal ULg

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1994), 29(3),

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See detailL'hyperthermie, une modalité oncologique pluridisciplinaire
Coucke, Philippe ULg; GUILLEMIN; RAIMONDI et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (1994), 52(2037), 1720-1722

L-hyperthermie consiste en l'élévation de la température du corps ou d'une de ses parties, par des moyens externes au-delà de 41°C. La chaleur a une activité cytotoxique propre et provoque une ... [more ▼]

L-hyperthermie consiste en l'élévation de la température du corps ou d'une de ses parties, par des moyens externes au-delà de 41°C. La chaleur a une activité cytotoxique propre et provoque une sensibilisation des cellules aux radiations ionisantes ou à la chimiothérapie. Le gain thérapeutique est environ de 2. Seules les tumeurs superficielles peuvent être traitées adéquatement par les moyens actuels. Les indications sont la palliation de tumeurs superficielles telles que les récidives loco-régionales du cancer du sein, les récidives ganglionnaires de cancers ORL et les cancers de la peau, en particulier les mélanomes [less ▲]

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See detailJean Capart ou la naissance de l’égyptologie belge
Winand, Jean ULg

in Egyptes (1994), 4

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See detailEffect of aspartate and glutamate on the oxoglutarate carrier investigated in rat heart mitochondria and inverted submitochondrial vesicles.
Hautecler, J.; Sluse-Goffart, C.-M.; Evens, A. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics (1994), 1185

Interaction of glutamate and aspartate with the oxoglutarate carrier was investigated in rat heart mitochondria or inverted submitochondrial particles. With mitochondria, glutamate and aspartate had no ... [more ▼]

Interaction of glutamate and aspartate with the oxoglutarate carrier was investigated in rat heart mitochondria or inverted submitochondrial particles. With mitochondria, glutamate and aspartate had no effect on the initial rate of oxoglutarate or malate uptake. With inverted submitochondrial vesicles, binding experiments indicated that aspartate bound to the oxoglutarate carrier on its matricial face and increased the affinity of the substrate binding site for malate but did not change the affinity for oxoglutarate. Glutamate had no effect on both substrate bindings. The dissociation constants of the binary substrate-carrier complexes on the matricial side were determined (1.28 +/- 0.15 mM for oxoglutarate and 2.22 +/- 0.26 mM for malate). These values, compared with those obtained previously on the cytosolic side of intact mitochondria, confirmed the asymmetry of the carrier in the native membrane (higher affinities on the cytosolic face). It is concluded that (1) aspartate and glutamate are not cytosolic effectors of the oxoglutarate carrier, (2) matricial aspartate is a positive effector of the binding of malate on the matricial side of the oxoglutarate carrier, and (3) such a characteristic may play a role in the regulation of the oxoglutarate carrier. Thus, it may be emphasized that (1) this observation is the first clear evidence of a well-defined 'sophisticated regulation' (allosteric) of a mitochondrial metabolite carrier, and (2) this regulation of the oxoglutarate carrier may have important consequences on the efficiency of reducing equivalent import in the matrix space by the malate-aspartate shuttle. [less ▲]

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See detailParametric Cubic Equations For Modeling Moldboard Plow Surfaces
Ravonison, Nm.; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in Soil & Tillage Research (1994), 31(4), 363-373

Mouldboard shape identification is needed to compare and analyse the performance of different plough bottoms. The paper presents a method for describing an existing mouldboard mathematically. The ... [more ▼]

Mouldboard shape identification is needed to compare and analyse the performance of different plough bottoms. The paper presents a method for describing an existing mouldboard mathematically. The technique used is based on a Bezier form of three dimensional parametric cubics and it focuses on an algorithm to improve the efficiency of approximation of a theoretical surface and the actual one. The method is well suited to describing mouldboard designs. [less ▲]

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See detailModifier les représentations de l'échec à l'école normale
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

in Recherche en Education. Théorie & Pratique (1994), 18-19

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

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

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

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

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See detailAssessment of the new immunological test Hemoblot for detecting occult blood in faeces
Jeanson, Antoinette; Jamart, J.; Maisin, J. M. et al

in European Journal of Cancer Prevention (1994), 3(5), 407-412

Hemoblot, a new immunological faecal occult blood test, produced by Gamma, Angleur, Belgium, was characterized and compared with another immunological test (HemeSelect, SmithKline Diagnostics, USA) and ... [more ▼]

Hemoblot, a new immunological faecal occult blood test, produced by Gamma, Angleur, Belgium, was characterized and compared with another immunological test (HemeSelect, SmithKline Diagnostics, USA) and with a guaiac test (Hemoccult II, SmithKline Diagnostics). The analytical sensitivity of Hemoblot is 0.15 mg haemoglobin/g faeces and the test is specific for human haemoglobin. In addition, 135 symptomatic patients who had to undergo a colonoscopy were tested using the three tests. Two criteria were considered for the analysis: (1) the blood criterion: any pathology likely to cause colorectal or other bleeding; and (2) the precancerous-cancerous criterion: the pathology being either a colorectal polyp > 0.5 cm or a colorectal cancer. Considering both criteria, the sensitivity of Hemoblot was significantly higher than the sensitivity of Hemoccult: 38% and 23%, respectively, for the blood criterion; and 54% and 29% for the precancerous-cancerous criterion. Sensitivity and specificity did not differ statistically between Hemoblot and HemeSelect but Hemoblot was faster and simpler to perform. It could be widely used in mass screening. [less ▲]

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See detailComplete Dna-Sequence Of Yeast Chromosome-Xi
Dujon, Bernard; Esteban, Pf.; Fernandes, L. et al

in Nature (1994), 369(6479),

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See detailAspects redistributifs de l'endettement public
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Perelman, Sergio ULg

in La dette publique en Belgique (1994)

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See detailSymbolic Verification with Periodic Sets
Boigelot, Bernard ULg; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1994), 818

Symbolic approaches attack the state explosion problem by introducing implicit representations that allow the simultaneous manipulation of large sets of states. The most commonly used representation in ... [more ▼]

Symbolic approaches attack the state explosion problem by introducing implicit representations that allow the simultaneous manipulation of large sets of states. The most commonly used representation in this context is the Binary Decision Diagram (BDD). This paper takes the point of view that other structures than BDD's can be useful for representing sets of values, and that combining implicit and explicit representations can be fruitful. It introduces a representation of complex periodic sets of integer values, shows how this representation can be manipulated, and describes its application to the state-space exploration of protocols. Preliminary experimental results indicate that the method can dramatically reduce the resources required for state-space exploration. [less ▲]

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See detailBacillus subtilis as a biopesticide : biochemical and technological aspects
Thonart, Philippe ULg; Heuze, V.; Destain, Jacqueline ULg et al

in Progress in biotechnology (1994), 9

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See detailReduction of the acute bioavailability of metformin by the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose in normal man.
Scheen, André ULg; de Magalhaes, A. C.; Salvatore, T. et al

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1994), 24 Suppl 3

In a double-blind cross-over study, we investigated a possible influence of the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose on the bioavailability of the biguanide compound metformin. Each of the six healthy ... [more ▼]

In a double-blind cross-over study, we investigated a possible influence of the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose on the bioavailability of the biguanide compound metformin. Each of the six healthy young male volunteers was randomly allocated during two consecutive 7 day periods to either acarbose (days 1-3: 3 x 50 mg day-1; days 4-7: 3 x 100 mg day-1) or placebo. At day 7 and 14 of the study, the overnight-fasted subjects ingested 1000 mg metformin with the first bite of a standardized breakfast (500 kcal; 60 g carbohydrates) and together with either placebo or 100 mg acarbose. Acarbose significantly (P < 0.05) reduced the meal-induced increase in blood glucose and plasma insulin levels. Acarbose induced a significant (P < 0.05) reduction in early (90, 120, 180 min) serum levels, peak concentrations (Cmax: 1.22 +/- 0.14 vs. 1.87 +/- 0.60 mg l-1) and area under the curve of metformin (AUC 0-540 min: 423 +/- 55 vs. 652 +/- 55 mg min l-1), but did not diminish its 24 h urinary excretion. In conclusion, acarbose significantly reduces the acute bioavailability of metformin in normal subjects. [less ▲]

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See detailLe prix de la vie: une approche ex post
Faudemer, S.; Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Perelman, Sergio ULg

in Risques (1994), (19), 117-132

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See detailHooliganisme et extrémisme
Comeron, Manuel ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), 1

Les dimensions de racisme et d'extrémisme politique sont liés aux problèmes de sécurité et de violence posés par les supporters de football.

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See detailThe mechanism of action of DD-peptidases: the role of Threonine-299 and -301 in the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase.
Wilkin, J M; Dubus, Alice ULg; Joris, Bernard ULg et al

in Biochemical Journal (1994), 301 ( Pt 2)

The side chains of residues Thr299 and Thr301 in the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase have been modified by site-directed mutagenesis. These amino acids are part of a beta-strand which forms a wall of the ... [more ▼]

The side chains of residues Thr299 and Thr301 in the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase have been modified by site-directed mutagenesis. These amino acids are part of a beta-strand which forms a wall of the active-site cavity. Thr299 corresponds to the second residue of the Lys-Thr(Ser)-Gly triad, highly conserved in active-site beta-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). Modification of Thr301 resulted only in minor alterations of the catalytic and penicillin-binding properties of the enzyme. No selective decrease of the rate of acylation was observed for any particular class of compounds. By contrast, the loss of the hydroxy group of the residue in position 299 yielded a seriously impaired enzyme. The rates of inactivation by penicillins were decreased 30-50-fold, whereas the reactions with cephalosporins were even more affected. The efficiency of hydrolysis against the peptide substrate was also seriously decreased. More surprisingly, the mutant was completely unable to catalyse transpeptidation reactions. The conservation of an hydroxylated residue in this position in PBPs is thus easily explained by these results. [less ▲]

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See detailBovine Leukaemia Virus: biology and mode of transformation
Burny, A.; Willems, Luc ULg; Callebaut, I. et al

in Viruses and Cancer, Cambridge University Press (1994)

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See detailImidazolidinones structurally-related to penicillins: synthesis, molecular modeling and biological evalutation
Marchand-Brynaert, Jacqueline; Lamotte-Brasseur, Josette; Dive, Georges ULg

in Drug Metabolism and Drug Interactions (1994), 11(2), 85-109

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See detailLate Devonian-Early Carboniferous miospores from the Menen borehole, Namur Synclinorium, Belgium
Loboziak, S.; Streel, Maurice ULg; Dusar, M. et al

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (1994), 80(1/2), 55-63

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See detailModèles de cubage pour essences multi-tiges: application à des plantations d'acacia.
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Cahiers Agricultures (1994), 3(3),

Des tarifs de cubage individuels ont été construits pour estimer le volume de plantations d'Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Benth destinées à la production de bois de feu. Ces tarifs fournissent, d'une ... [more ▼]

Des tarifs de cubage individuels ont été construits pour estimer le volume de plantations d'Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Benth destinées à la production de bois de feu. Ces tarifs fournissent, d'une part, le volume total incluant le bois de tiges et de branches jusqu'à une découpe de 9 cm de circonférence et, d'autre part, ce volume réparti en classes de circonférences de 9 à 14 cm, 15 à 44 cm et plus de 45 cm. Cette essence est généralement abondamment ramifiée, ce qui complique la détermination de son volume et interfère avec la caractérisation d'une variable dendrométrique déterminante, à savoir la circonférence ou le diamètre à 1,30m au-dessus du niveau du sol. Lorsque plusieurs tiges sont observées à 1,30m de hauteur, il est proposé de considérer une circonférence théorique résultant de la somme quadratique des circonférences des brins mesurés à ce niveau. Différentes équations de cubage mettant en oeuvre les circonférences à la base de l'arbre (niveau d'abattage) ou à 1,30m, ainsi que la hauteur totale, l'âge et le nombre de brins, sont proposées pour des plantations âgées de quelques dizaines de mois. En termes de compromis entre précision des estimations et coût des mesures, l'équation faisant intervenir la circonférence à 1,30m, l'âge et le nombre de brins s'est avérée la plus satisfaisante. En ce qui concerne les estimations de volume par assortiments, applicables à des plantations plus âgées, les équations ne faisant intervenir que la seule circonférence à 1,3m sont largement acceptables. [less ▲]

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See detailA semiautomated test apparatus for studying partner preference behavior in the rat.
Bakker, Julie ULg; van Ophemert, J.; Eijskoot, F. et al

in Physiology & Behavior (1994), 56(3), 597-601

A semiautomated three-compartment box (3CB) for studying partner preference behavior of rats is described. This apparatus automatically records the rat's time spent in each compartment, as well as the ... [more ▼]

A semiautomated three-compartment box (3CB) for studying partner preference behavior of rats is described. This apparatus automatically records the rat's time spent in each compartment, as well as the locomotor activity (i.e., the number of visits an animal pays to each compartment). Software was developed for calculating partner preference scores. Behavioral testing in the semiautomated 3CB, which is a modification of an earlier version, is less time consuming and less laborious. Three 3CBs can be observed simultaneously by two trained observers, and the behavioral interactions of three experimental animals with the stimulus animals can be observed and scored by hand. The use of the new apparatus was validated by studying adult partner preference behavior of neonatally ATD-treated male rats. The collected data fully corroborate previous results, obtained in the earlier version of the 3CB, again revealing the behavioral bisexual nature of these ATD males. A new finding was the much higher locomotor activity of the ATD males compared to controls. [less ▲]

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See detailA fuzzy approach to the definition of standardized visibility in fog.
Boreux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Duckstein, Lucien

in Applied Mathematics and Computation (1994), 61(2-3), 287-299

The problem of defining the physical concept of standardized visibility is addressed by means of a fuzzy logic approach. Assuming that several hypotheses hold, it is possible to evaluate a standardized ... [more ▼]

The problem of defining the physical concept of standardized visibility is addressed by means of a fuzzy logic approach. Assuming that several hypotheses hold, it is possible to evaluate a standardized visibility Vk (or meteorological visual range) as the ratio of a psychometric coefficient k and the extinction coefficient σ of the aerosol. The main disadvantage of this relationship due to Koschmieder stems from the fact that the meteorological visual range can be very different from visibility estimated by a human observer with normal sight. This is particularly true during fog extinction coefficient supplied by a transmissometer and the corresponding visibility evaluated by an expert. Calculations are performed according to two different approaches. First, a so-called fuzzy hyperbolic model based on a distance defined by Bardossy et al is presented, yielding a crisp (nonfuzzy) value of the coefficient k. Next, we use the multiplication of two fuzzy numbers, taken as triangular, to build an average fuzzy number k that accounts for the different values found in the literature. The defuzzification of k confirms the result obtained by the first approach. [less ▲]

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

in Annual Report of the Bean Improvment Cooperative (1994)

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See detailL'identité wallonne saisie par l'enquête : une approche constructiviste de l'identité collective
Jacquemain, Marc ULg; Vandekeere, Michel; Doutrelepont, René

in Res Publica (1994), 26

The paper shows how a constructivist approach of collective identity makes sense of the use of survey data to approach regional walloon identity

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See detailEffect of recombinant human erythropoietin on platelets in patients with anemia of renal failure: correlation of platelet count with erythropoietic activity and iron parameters.
Beguin, Yves ULg; Loo, Martine; R'Zik, Samir ULg et al

in European Journal of Haematology (1994), 53(5), 265-70

We examined the effect of treatment with rHuEpo on platelet counts in 61 hemodialysis patients and correlated them with changes in erythropoietic activity, iron status and inflammation. Platelets (10(9)/1 ... [more ▼]

We examined the effect of treatment with rHuEpo on platelet counts in 61 hemodialysis patients and correlated them with changes in erythropoietic activity, iron status and inflammation. Platelets (10(9)/1) increased from 220 +/- 80 to 245 +/- 102 after 14 days and stabilized at that level up to day 90 (p < 0.0001). The increment was similar in complete or partial responders but was not observed in failures. Serum transferrin receptor (sTfR, a measure of total erythropoiesis) and Het rose much more progressively, but relative platelet increments correlated with relative increases in sTfR and Hct. Relative platelet increments correlated inversely with relative changes of SeFe or transferrin saturation, but not with their absolute values, nor with baseline ferritin or its progressive decrease. Although baseline platelet count was 12% higher in patients with inflammation and correlated with serum haptoglobin, relative increases were similar in patients with or without inflammation. In conclusion, rHuEpo produced a clinically minor but consistent elevation of platelet counts. These modifications were not related primarily to modifications in iron stores, functional iron deficiency, or inflammation, but paralleled the expansion of erythropoietic activity. The results suggest that rHuEpo has a small positive effect on platelet production, but it cannot be ruled out that this could be partially mediated through functional iron deficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailPlasmids for heavy metal resistance in Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34: Mechanisms and applications
Collard, Jean-Marc; Corbisier, Philippe; Diels, Ludo et al

in FEMS Microbiology Reviews (1994), 14

Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34 is the main representative of a group of strongly related strains (mostly facultative chemolithotrophs) that are well adapted to environments containing high levels of heavy ... [more ▼]

Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34 is the main representative of a group of strongly related strains (mostly facultative chemolithotrophs) that are well adapted to environments containing high levels of heavy metals. It harbors the megaplasmids pMOL28 and pMOL30 which carry resistance determinants to Co2+, Ni2+, CrO42-, Hg2+, Tl+, Cd2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+. Among the best characterized determinants are the cnr operon (resistance to Co, Ni) an pMOL28 and the czc operon on pMOL30 (resistance to Co, Cd and Zn). Although the two systems reveal a significant degree of amino acid similarity in the structural genes, the regulation of the operons is different. The resistance mechanism in both cases is based on efflux. The efflux mechanism leads to a pH increase outside of the cytoplasmic membrane. Metals are sequestered from the external medium through the bioprecipitation of metal carbonates formed in the saturated zone around the cell. This latter phenomenon can be exploited in bioreactors designed to remove metals from effluents. The bacteria are immobilized on composite membranes in a continuous tubular membrane reactor (CTMR). The effluent continuously circulates through the intertubular space, while the external surface of the tubes is in contact with the growth medium. Metal crystals are eventually removed by the effluent stream and collected on a glass bead column. The system has been applied to effluents containing Cd, Zn, Co, Ni and Cu. By introducing catabolic plasmids involved in the aerobic degradation of PCBs and 2,4-D into metal-resistant A. eutrophus strains, the application range was widened to include effluents polluted with both organic and inorganic substances. Biosensors have been developed which are based on the fusion of genes induced by metals to a reporter system, the lux operon of Vibrio fischeri. Bacterial luciferases produce light through the oxidation of fatty aldehydes. The gene fusions are useful both for the study of regulatory genes and for the determination of heavy metal concentrations in the environment. [less ▲]

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See detailThe 4s-4p Transitions in Neutral Phosphorus
Biémont, Emile ULg; Martin, F.; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1994), 283

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See detailEvaluation du débit sanguin lors de contractions volontaires et évoquées électriquement
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; Depresseux, J.C.; BAUVIR, Philippe ULg et al

in Kiné 2000 (1994), 5

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See detailExpression and function of DRC-1 antigen.
Bosseloir, A. L.; Antoine, Nadine ULg; Heinen, Ernst ULg et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1994), 355

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See detailMassive Ketonuria During Sedation with Propofol in a 12 Year Old Girl with Severe Head Trauma
Canivet, Jean-Luc ULg; Gustad, K.; Leclercq, P. et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1994), 45(1), 19-22

Severe ketonuria developed during sedation with propofol in a 12 year old girl with brain injury. Deep sedation with propofol (5.1 mg/kg/h) was required because of agitation and severe intracranial ... [more ▼]

Severe ketonuria developed during sedation with propofol in a 12 year old girl with brain injury. Deep sedation with propofol (5.1 mg/kg/h) was required because of agitation and severe intracranial hypertension; as a part of our management protocol, glucose intake was restricted to 5 Kcal/h. After 18 hours of propofol infusion there was intense ketonuria (8+ by Ketostix) without any evidence of metabolic acidosis (pH, HCO3- and anion gap were within normal values). At this time, indirect calorimetry (Deltatrac) confirmed that energy expenditure was principally based on fat consumption (70% of energy expenditure). Lowering the propofol infusion rate and increasing glucose intake reduced fat consumption to 39% within 8 hours: at this time, Ketostix was negative for ketone bodies. This case illustrates a potential risk of ketonuria during prolonged sedation with propofol (a 10% solution of intralipid), particularly if glucose intake is restricted. Monitoring urinary ketone bodies is recommended under these circumstances. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Famille au présent : les valeurs familiales des Belges durant les années 90
Guillaume, Jean-François ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), 6(novembre-décembre), 24-29

Analyse de données de l'enquête européenne sur les valeurs (1990). Le texte souligne les valeurs sous-jacentes à un ordre conjugal axé sur la libre disposition de soi et le primat de la relation, au ... [more ▼]

Analyse de données de l'enquête européenne sur les valeurs (1990). Le texte souligne les valeurs sous-jacentes à un ordre conjugal axé sur la libre disposition de soi et le primat de la relation, au risque d'un repli sur soi. Les valeurs éducatives des années 1990 tendent à privilégier l'autonomie, l'ouverture à l'univers extra-familial et à conférer à l'enfant le statut d'un être indépendant. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationship between alpha 2-adrenergic function and suicidal behavior in depressed patients.
Pitchot, William ULg; Ansseau, Marc ULg; Gonzalez Moreno, A. et al

in Psychiatry Research (1994), 52(2), 115-23

The current main neurochemical theories of the biological correlates of suicidal behavior involve serotonergic and, to a lesser extent, dopaminergic systems. Few data are available about the possible ... [more ▼]

The current main neurochemical theories of the biological correlates of suicidal behavior involve serotonergic and, to a lesser extent, dopaminergic systems. Few data are available about the possible implication of the noradrenergic function. In the present study, we assessed the growth hormone response to clonidine, a selective alpha 2-adrenergic agonist, in 15 DSM-III-R major depressive inpatients with a history of suicide attempts, compared with 15 age- and gender-matched major depressive inpatients without a history of suicidal behavior. Mean (+/- SD) growth hormone peak responses to clonidine were significantly lower in the group of suicide attempters than in the control group: 2.93 +/- 3.01 ng/ml vs. 8.28 +/- 8.15 ng/ml. Therefore, these results suggest that a blunted growth hormone response to clonidine could be a biological correlate of suicidal behavior. [less ▲]

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See detailErythropoietic activity and iron metabolism in autologous blood donors during recombinant human erythropoietin therapy.
Biesma, D. H.; Van de Wiel, A.; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1994), 24(6), 426-32

The use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) to intensify the erythropoietic response in autologous donors may reduce homologous blood requirement. We studied the effect of subcutaneous rhEPO (500 ... [more ▼]

The use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) to intensify the erythropoietic response in autologous donors may reduce homologous blood requirement. We studied the effect of subcutaneous rhEPO (500 U kg-1 body weight twice weekly during a 3 week period) on variables of erythropoiesis and iron metabolism in 62 autologous blood donors, of whom 32 received rhEPO (epo group) and 30 did not (control group). Patients donated only 2 units of blood and received oral iron in order to restrict phlebotomy-induced decrease of iron stores. Pre-phlebotomy haemoglobin concentration (14.0 +/- 0.8 g dl-1) was completely regenerated in the epo group at surgery (13.7 +/- 1.3 g dl-1); haemoglobin concentration in the control group fell from 13.5 +/- 1.4 g dl-1 to 11.6 +/- 1.4 g dl-1 after the phlebotomies and did not improve during the pre-operative phase. Total erythropoietic activity expressed as serum transferrin receptor concentration (sTfR) showed a 4-fold increase from 3.8 +/- 0.9 micrograms ml-1 to 14.9 +/- 4.8 micrograms ml-1 in the epo group. Effective erythropoietic activity measured by absolute reticulocyte count, however, declined after the fourth rhEPO injection in the epo group. Serum ferritin was lower in the epo group, but no differences in serum iron, transferrin concentration and transferrin saturation were observed between the groups. A marked increase in free erythrocyte protoporphyrin (FEP) was observed in the epo group, whereas FEP levels in the controls remained within normal ranges. Despite oral iron supplementation and the limited number of phlebotomies, the effect of rhEPO therapy in autologous donors is restricted by iron depletion. [less ▲]

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See detailBon anniversaire. Compte rendu de la Xe Table Ronde ‘Informatique et Égyptologie, Bordeaux, 1994’
Winand, Jean ULg

in Revue. Informatique et Statistique dans les Sciences Humaines (1994), 41

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See detailLa maladie de Lyme : une nouvelle maladie?
Mainil, Jacques ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailEtude des relations entre les microstructures obtenues par vieillissement isotherme et le comportement mécanique (fatigue, résilience) dans des alliages Zn-Al et Zn-Al-Cu
Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Terziev, L.; Wegria, J.

in Revue de Métallurgie [=Revue de Métallurgie. Cahiers d'Informations Techniques] (1994), 91[5]

L’article présenté établit une corrélation entre le comportement mécanique (fluage, résilience) et les microstructures qui apparaissent au cours d’un traitement thermique isotherme (100 ou 250 °C) dans ... [more ▼]

L’article présenté établit une corrélation entre le comportement mécanique (fluage, résilience) et les microstructures qui apparaissent au cours d’un traitement thermique isotherme (100 ou 250 °C) dans des alliages Zn-Al et Zn-Al-Cu1. Le but est de mettre en évidence l’intérêt pratique des modifications structurales obtenues. On observe un meilleur résultat pour des échantillons vieillis pendant une semaine environ. La température de traitement la plus favorable est 250 °C. De plus, les alliages contenant du cuivre possèdent un meilleur comportement que les alliages binaires Zn-Al. [less ▲]

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See detailUse of recombinant human erythropoietin after bone marrow transplantation in pediatric patients with acute leukemia: effect on erythroid repopulation in autologous versus allogeneic transplants.
Locatelli, F.; Zecca, M.; Pedrazzoli, P. et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (1994), 13(4), 403-10

We carried out a pilot study on the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) in children undergoing allogeneic or mafosfamide-purged autologous BMT for ALL or AML. rHuEPO was administered ... [more ▼]

We carried out a pilot study on the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) in children undergoing allogeneic or mafosfamide-purged autologous BMT for ALL or AML. rHuEPO was administered intravenously at a dose of 75 U/kg/day for 30 days after transplant. Ten rHuEPO-treated patients receiving allogeneic BMT and 10 given autologous BMT were compared with 15 allogeneic and 10 autologous historical controls. Endogenous EPO production was appropriate for the degree of anemia after autologous BMT. In these patients, rHuEPO did not accelerate erythroid repopulation and did not modify transfusion requirements. With allogeneic BMT, erythroid marrow activity increased faster in patients given rHuEPO than in controls and resulted in higher red cell production, the mean reticulocyte count on day +30 being 187 +/- 51 x 10(9)/l in treated patients versus 107 +/- 63 x 10(9)/l in controls (p < 0.01). The total number of RBC units administered was 1.7 +/- 1.3 in the rHuEPO group versus 5.1 +/- 3.0 in the control group (p < 0.001). The total number of platelet transfusions was 4.0 +/- 2.3 for patients given allogeneic BMT and receiving rHuEPO versus 8.4 +/- 6.8 for historical controls (p < 0.05) whereas it was similar in rHuEPO-treated and control autologous BMT patients.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailLa rhétorique, la sémiotique et le comique
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in RSSI : Recherches Sémiotiques = RSSI: Semiotic Inquiry (1994), 14(3), 81-101

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See detailThe Unbearable Burden of Being: Janet Frame's "Snowman, Snowman"
Delrez, Marc ULg

in Commonwealth : Essays and Studies (1994), 17(1), 89-99

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See detailDNase I hypersensitive sites far upstream of the rat tryptophan oxygenase gene direct developmentally regulated transcription in livers of transgenic mice.
Kaltschmidt, Christian; Muller, Marc ULg; Brem, Gottfried et al

in Mechanisms of Development (1994), 45(3), 203-10

Expression of the gene coding for tryptophan oxygenase (TO) is switched on in rat liver about two weeks after birth. We identified two clusters of DNaseI hypersensitive (HS) sites in the TO gene upstream ... [more ▼]

Expression of the gene coding for tryptophan oxygenase (TO) is switched on in rat liver about two weeks after birth. We identified two clusters of DNaseI hypersensitive (HS) sites in the TO gene upstream region; one near the promoter, the other at a distant upstream location (-8.5 kb). Hypersensitivity of upstream sites was present in adult and in 7 day old rat liver, but absent in kidney. To investigate their role in transcriptional regulation, a reporter gene controlled by both HS site regions was used to generate transgenic mice. In these animals the transgene followed the cell specific and developmental regulation of the endogenous gene: inactive after birth and active in adult liver. Transgenes containing only the promoter proximal HS site were non-functional. [less ▲]

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See detailInteractions between the biofilm growth and the hydrodynamics in an aerobic trickling filter
Lekhlif, B.; Toye, Dominique ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg et al

in Water Science & Technology (1994), 29

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See detailStructure and orientation of apo B-100 peptides into a lipid bilayer.
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; Rosseneu, M. et al

in Journal of Protein Chemistry (1994), 13(1), 77-88

Peptides corresponding to lipid binding domains of Apo B-100 were synthesized, purified, and incubated with dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) liposomes. The secondary structure of the apo B-100 ... [more ▼]

Peptides corresponding to lipid binding domains of Apo B-100 were synthesized, purified, and incubated with dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) liposomes. The secondary structure of the apo B-100 peptide-lipid complexes was evaluated by attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR). Those peptides belonging to the hydrophobic "core" domain of apo B-100 when associated with phospholipids were rich in beta sheet structure; a predominant alpha helical conformation was shown to be associated with one peptide located in a surface region of apo B-100. IR dichroic spectra revealed, in the case of the "core" peptides, that the beta sheet component is the only oriented structure with respect to the phospholipid acyl chains. This orientation of the beta sheet was recently found in LDL particles after proteolytic digestion by trypsin (Goormaghtigh, E., Cabiaux, V., De Meutter, J., Rosseneu, M., and Ruysschaert, J. M., 1993, Biochemistry 32, 6104-6110). Altogether, the data suggest that beta sheet, present in a high proportion in the native apo B-100, is probably another protein structure in addition to the amphipathic helix which strongly interacts with the lipid outer layer surrounding the LDL particle. [less ▲]

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

in Bouwen met Staal (1994), n°117

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