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See detailHuman RelB (I-Rel) functions as a kappa B site-dependent transactivating member of the family of Rel-related proteins.
Bours, Vincent ULg; Azarenko, V.; Dejardin, Emmanuel ULg et al

in Oncogene (1994), 9(6), 1699-702

RelB belongs to the family of Rel-related proteins, dimers of which determine NF-kappa B activity. The murine RelB protein has been reported to be a dimerizing partner in kappa B-binding complexes which ... [more ▼]

RelB belongs to the family of Rel-related proteins, dimers of which determine NF-kappa B activity. The murine RelB protein has been reported to be a dimerizing partner in kappa B-binding complexes which are capable of transactivation. On the other hand, the I-Rel protein, the presumed human homolog of RelB, was proposed to be an inhibitor whose presence in dimeric complexes interfered with their kappa B binding and therefore interfered also with transactivation. We demonstrate that human RelB (I-Rel) forms with p50 and p52 (p50B) kappa B-binding heterodimeric complexes which potently transactivate kappa B-dependent constructs in transfection studies. It is concluded that human RelB (I-Rel) and murine RelB can both function as transactivators and that no significant species-specific differences exist. [less ▲]

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See detailA propos d'un cas de kératite a Mycobacterium chelonae
Duchesne, Bernard ULg; Marechal-Courtois; Melin, Pierrette ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Ophtalmologie (1994), 254

The authors presents one case of primitive corneal mycobacterium keratitis after corneal graft. This rare form of keratitis is analysed in the field of mycobacterial infections who's nowadays more ... [more ▼]

The authors presents one case of primitive corneal mycobacterium keratitis after corneal graft. This rare form of keratitis is analysed in the field of mycobacterial infections who's nowadays more developed in our industrialised countries. The description of the case point out the multiresistance of this mycobacterium and describe the different treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailChanges in glucose turnover parameters and improvement of glucose oxidation after 4-week magnesium administration in elderly noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetic patients.
Paolisso, G.; Scheen, André ULg; Cozzolino, D. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1994), 78(6), 1510-4

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of magnesium supplementation on glucose uptake and substrate oxidation in noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetic patients. Nine elderly non ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of magnesium supplementation on glucose uptake and substrate oxidation in noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetic patients. Nine elderly non-obese noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetic patients, treated by diet only, participated in the study, which was designed as randomized, double blind, and cross-over. Each patient was followed up for a prestudy period of 3 weeks before inviting him/her to receive placebo or magnesium supplementation (15.8 mmol/day) for 4 weeks. At the end of each treatment period, a euglycemic hyperinsulinemic glucose clamp with simultaneous D-[3-3H]glucose infusion and indirect calorimetry was performed. Magnesium supplementation resulted in significantly increased plasma and erythrocyte magnesium levels, whereas body weight and fasting plasma glucose did not change. In the last 60 min of the glucose clamp, insulin-mediated glucose disappearance, total body glucose disposal (24.5 +/- 0.4 vs. 28.2 +/- 0.7 mumol/kg.min; P < 0.005), and glucose oxidation (13.0 +/- 0.4 vs. 16.3 +/- 0.8 mumol/kg.min; P < 0.01) were increased after chronic magnesium supplementation. Endogenous glucose production, nonoxidative glucose disposal, lipid and protein oxidation, and insulin MCR were not affected. In conclusion, a 4-week magnesium supplementation improves insulin sensitivity and glucose oxidation in the course of a euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic glucose clamp in noninsulin-dependent diabetic patients. Long term studies are needed to determine whether magnesium supplementation is useful in the management of type II diabetes. [less ▲]

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See detailSignificance of soluble transferrin receptor
Beguin, Yves ULg; Loo, M.; R'Zik, Samir ULg et al

in Molecular Biology of Hematopoiesis (1994)

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See detailRole des somatomedines/insulin-like growth factors dans la croissance ponderale foetale.
Renaville, Robert ULg; Falaki, M.; Burny, A. et al

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

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See detailA Comparison of Cabergoline and Bromocriptine in the Treatment of Hyperprolactinemic Amenorrhea
Webster, J.; Piscitelli, G.; Polli, A. et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (1994), 331(14), 904-909

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See detailGrowth-inhibiting effects of a neem-based insecticide (Margosan-O) against Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
Haubruge, Eric ULg; Seck, Dogo; Hemptinne, Jean-Louis et al

in Insect Science and its application (1994), 15(4), 243-249

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See detailOnce-a-day administration of amikacin in neonates: clinical evidence of the validity of a pharmacokinetic according to the gestational age
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Wallemacq P; Langhendries JP

in Early Human Development (1994), 38

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See detailTaqi Restriction-Fragment-Length-Polymorphisms For Growth-Hormone In Bovine Breeds And Their Association With Quantitative Traits
Sneyers, M.; Renaville, Robert ULg; Falaki, M. et al

in Growth Regulation (1994), 4(3),

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See detailSynthesis of barium-titanate by the sol-gel process
LEMOINE, Christine; Gilbert, Bernard ULg; MICHAUX, Bernard et al

in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (1994), 175(1), 1-13

Homogeneous BaTiO3 gels were prepared by hydrolysis and polycondensation reactions between titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in the presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. Gel formation ... [more ▼]

Homogeneous BaTiO3 gels were prepared by hydrolysis and polycondensation reactions between titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in the presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. Gel formation mechanisms were investigated by Raman scattering spectrometry. Two drying methods are carried out: either in air with a possible formation of barium carbonate or in a vacuum furnace, sheltered from CO2. The influence of the drying method on texture is studied through nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherm analyses. A heat treatment is deduced from thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry results. The influence of the calcining temperature on the texture and the crystallization of the solids has been measured. For the first time, the transformation at 900 degrees C from the cubic to the tetragonal form of BaTiO3 has been observed by polarization microscopy. [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 detailSpatial patterns of phytoplanktonic pigments and primary production in a semi-enclosed periantarctic ecosystem: the Strait of Magellan
Saggiomo, Vincenzo; Goffart, Anne ULg; Carrada, Gian Carlo et al

in Journal of Marine Systems (1994), 5

The spatial patterns of nitrate, phytoplankton size-fractionated chlorophyll a, photosynthetic pigments detected by HPLC and primary production were studied at the end of the austral summer ... [more ▼]

The spatial patterns of nitrate, phytoplankton size-fractionated chlorophyll a, photosynthetic pigments detected by HPLC and primary production were studied at the end of the austral summer (February–March 1991), in the Strait of Magellan to provide insight into the mechanisms governing this seemi-enclosed periantartic ecosystem. Climatological peculiarities, hydrodynamic constraints, runoff and land forcing were considered. The most important features identified for this area were the confinement of the microphytoplankton fraction to the external parts of the Strait and the rather uniform dimensional structure of the phytoplankton communities ( < 5 μm) within the internal sectors. In particular, the nanoplanktonic fraction (10 - 2 μm) comprised 33 %, while the picoplanktonic one (2 - 0.5 μm) represented 62% of the total. The concentration of active Chl. a and plant pigments detected by HPLC, nitrate and primary production showed an uneven but similar distribution, allowing for the characterization of different sectors within the Strait, according to different types and intensities of forcing factors. The different ecological sectors identified along the Strait were associated with distinct hydrographic typologies: an oligotrophic, wind-mixed coastal area, adjacent to the Pacific opening; a high runoff fjord and a divergence zone in the Andean sectors; a stratified inland sea in the basin-like part of the channel (Paso Ancho) and a shallow, tidally mixed system in the Patagonian sectors. Areas of relatively low and high phytoplankton biomass and primary production alternate along the Strait, according to the hydrographic structures of the different sectors. Phytoplankton biomass, in terms of active Chl. a (spectrofluorometric determination) ranged between 10 and 51 mg m−2 and primary production between 275 and 1170 mg C m−2 d−1. The assemblage of plant pigments detected by HPLC indicated that the high levels of phytoplankton pigments and production were most likely attributable to Chlorophytes, Prasinophytes, Prymnesiophytes and/or Gyrodinium and Gymnodinium-like Dinoflagellates that were submitted to natural senescence and to superfluous feeding activity; while, when Diatoms, Cryptomonads and Prymnesiophytes were dominant, efficient zooplankton grazing occurred and characterized a balanced food chain. The spatial distribution of the parameters considered was related to hydrologic conditions indicating a Pacific water influence in the entire channel. [less ▲]

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See detailBioconversion of vanillin into vanillic acid by Pseudomonas fluorescens strain BTP9
Bare, Ghislain; Delaunois, Valérie; Rikir, Rafaelle et al

in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1994), 45/46

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See detailCerebral blood flow velocities during natural bovine surfactant therapy in very preterm babies
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Detry, J.; Louis, J. et al

in Circulation et Métabolisme du Cerveau (1994), 11

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See detailIs aprotinin worth the risk in total hip replacement?
Janssens, Marc ULg; Joris, Jean ULg

in Anesthesiology (1994), 81(2), 518-519

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See detailChloride and Inorganic Phosphate Modulate Binding of Oxygen to Bovine Red Blood Cells
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Detry, Benoît; Cao, M. L. et al

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1994), 77(1), 202-208

The influence of Pi and Cl on the equilibrium of oxygen binding to bovine red blood cells was assessed by plotting the whole blood oxygen dissociation curve measured under standard conditions with and ... [more ▼]

The influence of Pi and Cl on the equilibrium of oxygen binding to bovine red blood cells was assessed by plotting the whole blood oxygen dissociation curve measured under standard conditions with and without added KCl and K2HPO4. Both salts shifted the oxygen dissociation curve to the right. This effect was more marked at the highest saturation levels. At a given saturation level, the anion-induced shift was linearly related to the concentration of salt added to the blood. Cl had a greater effect than Pi. The relationship between changes in Po2 at 50% hemoglobin saturation (in Torr) and concentrations of ions added (in mmol/l) was equal to 0.0515[Cl] + 0.0302[Pi] (r2 = 0.94; P < 0.001). These changes were not due to the hyperosmolality induced by salt addition, since sucrose added in place of salts was without effect on the measured parameters. The oxygen exchange fraction expressed as percentage of saturation, i.e., the difference in hemoglobin saturation when Po2 decreases from 130 to 40 Torr, was linearly correlated to added anion concentration (in mmol/l) (= 0.102[Cl] + 0.059[Pi] (r2 = 0.95; P < 0.001)). No significant interaction between the anions was observed; their effects were purely additive. This original mechanism of controlling the oxygen affinity of bovine blood may have clinical relevance: Cl and Pi could be used to increase oxygen transport efficiency in hypoxic animals [less ▲]

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See detailUne contrefaçon liégeoise exemplaire : les Œuvres du philosophe bienfaisant (1764)
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (1994), 265

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See detailCauses de mortalité et teneur en métaux lourds de Guillemots de Troïl Uria aalge échoués le long du littoral belge.
Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg; Debacker, Virginie ULg; Antoine, Nathalie et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 63(1-2), 211-217

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See detailCrystallization and X-ray diffraction study of the Streptomyces K15 penicillin-binding DD-transpeptidase.
Englebert, S.; Charlier, Paulette ULg; Fonze, E. et al

in Journal of Molecular Biology (1994), 241(2), 295-7

The 262 amino acid residue long DD-transpeptidase/penicillin-binding protein of Streptomyces K15 has been crystallized at room temperature by using the hanging drop vapour diffusion technique. The ... [more ▼]

The 262 amino acid residue long DD-transpeptidase/penicillin-binding protein of Streptomyces K15 has been crystallized at room temperature by using the hanging drop vapour diffusion technique. The crystals belong to the orthorhombic space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), with unit cell parameters a = 46.4 A, b = 54.1 A and c = 108.3 A. They contain one protein molecule per asymmetric unit and diffract to about 1.9 A. X-ray data have been collected to 2.0 A from a native crystal. The previously published amino acid sequence of the protein has been corrected at positions 71, 72, 113, 114 and 156. [less ▲]

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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 detailFate of unstimulated Latissimus Dorsi transposed into the chest and applied to cardiomyoplasty
Radermecker, M. A.; Reznik, M.; Vivario, M. et al

in Research in Surgery (1994), 6(1), 35-39

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See detailQue retenir d’une expérience d’éducation physique quotidienne dans le cadre d’une rénovation de l’enseignement fondamental?
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 117-120

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples ... [more ▼]

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples éclairages. Par les personnes auxquelles il s'adresse, par la diversité de ces effets et par l'organisation qu'il requiert, par la nécessité de mettre en évidence les relations de causalité, il a nécessité une méthodologie d'évaluation multidimensionnelle. [less ▲]

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See detailBrucellose enzootique à Brucella suis biotype 2 chez le sanglier (sus scrofa) en Belgique
Godfroid, J.; Michel, P.; Uytterhaegen, L. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailDistribution of plankton parameters in the north eastern North Sea in relation to vertical physical structures
Veeschkens, Christine; Belkhiria, Sami; Goffart, Anne ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 63(1-2), 65-88

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See detail"Des biet ou lombardeau": La langue d'un écrivant belgoroman du début du 17e siècle
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg; Chambon, Jean-Pierre

in Revue de Linguistique Romane (1994), 58

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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 detailModélisation mathématique appliquée à la délimitation des zones de protection: cas du site de captage de Vivegnis (plaine alluviale de la Meuse, Belgique)
Derouane, Johan; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Bulletin du Centre d'Hydrogéologie de l'Université de Neuchätel (Suisse) (1994), 13

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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 detailL'entérotoxémie bovine en Belgique. I. Introduction et contexte bibliographique.
Manteca, C.; Daube, Georges ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailChiral restoration transition in scaled effective Lagrangians
Jaminon, Martine ULg; Van den Bossche, Bruno

in Zeitschrift für Physik. C, Particles and Fields (1994), 64

We make a systematic study of the chiral restoration transition in function of the two free parameters of two scaled effective NJL Lagrangians. We show that it is not possible to reproduce with the same ... [more ▼]

We make a systematic study of the chiral restoration transition in function of the two free parameters of two scaled effective NJL Lagrangians. We show that it is not possible to reproduce with the same set of parameters the temperature behaviours of the quark condensate and of the quark entropy and a critical density at least equal to the normal density of nuclear systems. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of immunization against somatostatin on growth performances and growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor I and insulin plasma levels in young animals
Renaville, Robert ULg; Fernadez, J. J.; Sneyers, Myriam et al

in Zootecnica e Nutrizione Animale (1994), 20

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See detailL'hémorragie pulmonaire induite par l'exercise chez le cheval
Art, Tatiana ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1994), 26(1), 15-24

This review analyses the epidemiology, etiology, anatomo- and physiopathology, diagnosis and prevention of the syndrome of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in horses.

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See detailEffet différentiel d'un didacticiel d'apprentissage de l'orthographe selon le mode d'utilisation de l'ordinateur
Crahay, Marcel ULg; Huberman, M.

in Education et Recherche (1994), 16(3), 300-326

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See detailPilgrimage out of Dispossession
Pagnoulle, Christine ULg

in Commonwealth : Essays and Studies (1994), 17(1), 100-106

Goodison's poems testify to her proud self-assertion, both as woman and as a descendant of African slaves.

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See detailImprovement Of Enzymatic-Synthesis Yields Of Flavor Acetates - The Example Of The Isoamyl Acetate
Razafindralambo, Hary ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Lognay, Georges ULg et al

in Biotechnology Letters (1994), 16(3), 247-250

Isoamyl acetate synthesis was chosen as a model to improve flavour acetate yields by optimising the enzymatic reaction. Alcohol:acid molar ratio, temperature, water content and amount of enzyme effects ... [more ▼]

Isoamyl acetate synthesis was chosen as a model to improve flavour acetate yields by optimising the enzymatic reaction. Alcohol:acid molar ratio, temperature, water content and amount of enzyme effects were analyzed. The optimum values were respectively 4, 45 degrees C, 0,1% (w/v) and 0,5 g. In these conditions, the synthesis yield reached 80% after 24 h of reaction and was found 15 times greater than those already reported in the literature. [less ▲]

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See detailCoût dans le secteur de la distribution d'eau en Wallonie et à Bruxelles : estimation d'une fonction de coût hédonique
Evrard, Olivier; Lejeune, Bernard ULg; Thiry, Bernard

in Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics = Annales de l'Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative (1994), 65(2), 333-360

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See detailL'anemie ferriprive de la grossesse.
Fraipont, V.; Beguin, Yves ULg; Fillet, Georges ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(8), 436-45

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See detailUn affranchi trop discret? : A propos des lignes 13-19 du P. Matr. Daris 2
Straus, Jean ULg

in Chronique d'Egypte : Bulletin Périodique de la Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (1994), LXIX(137), 127-131

Born of manumitted parents, Sarapion introduice himself as a freeborn though he too is a freedman. Observations on the way he got a patch of land and on the affective and sexual life of the slaves.

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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 detailA note on the size-fractionated pigments of the phytoplankton of the Strait of Magellan (February-March 1991)
Saggiomo, Vincenzo; Mangoni, Olga; Borriello, C. et al

in Oebalia : International Journal of Marine Biology and Oceanography (1994), XX

During an oceanographic cruise, carried out at the end of the austral summer (February-March 1991) in the Strait of Magellan, spatial patterns of size-fractionated chlorophyll and primary production were ... [more ▼]

During an oceanographic cruise, carried out at the end of the austral summer (February-March 1991) in the Strait of Magellan, spatial patterns of size-fractionated chlorophyll and primary production were studied in relation to hydrographic patterns. Phytoplankton biomass, in terms of active Chl a, ranged between 10 and 51 mg m-2 and primary production between 275 and 1 170 mg C m-2 d-1. The most important features concern the confinement of the microphytoplanktonic fraction to the Pacific opening and to the embayements between the two Narrows. In the internal part of the Strait, an uniform dimensional structure (< 5 um) of phytoplankton communities was observed, with the picophytoplanktonic fraction always dominant. [less ▲]

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

in Göttinger Miszellen (1994), 139

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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 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 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 detailAutonomously functioning thyroid nodules in a patient with a thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma: possible cause--effect relationship.
Abs, R.; Stevenaert, Achille ULg; Beckers, Albert ULg

in European Journal of Endocrinology (1994), 131(4), 355-8

A 51-year-old female patient with long-standing hyperthyroidism due to a thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma is reported, who became thyrotoxic again shortly after successful pituitary surgery ... [more ▼]

A 51-year-old female patient with long-standing hyperthyroidism due to a thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma is reported, who became thyrotoxic again shortly after successful pituitary surgery. Functional testing and scintigraphy suggested the diagnosis of autonomous functioning thyroid nodules, which was confirmed by pathological examination of the resected thyroid tissue. This is the first report revealing the transition from a pituitary-dependent to a thyroid-dependent hyperthyroidism. Autonomous functioning thyroid nodules are, however, considered an intrinsic thyroid defect. In similarity with other disorders, in which trophic hormones may induce an autonomous secretion by the target gland, this report opens the possibility that a humoral factor may play a role in the development of autonomous functioning thyroid nodules. [less ▲]

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See detailAvailability of glucose ingested during muscle exercise performed under acipimox-induced lipolysis blockade.
Gautier, J. F.; Pirnay, Freddy ULg; Jandrain, Bernard ULg et al

in European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology (1994), 68(5), 406-12

This study investigated the percentage of carbohydrate utilization than can be accounted for by glucose ingested during exercise performed after the ingestion of the potent lipolysis inhibitor Acipimox ... [more ▼]

This study investigated the percentage of carbohydrate utilization than can be accounted for by glucose ingested during exercise performed after the ingestion of the potent lipolysis inhibitor Acipimox. Six healthy male volunteers exercised for 3 h on a treadmill at about 45% of their maximal oxygen uptake, 75 min after having ingested 250 mg of Acipimox. After 15-min adaptation to exercise, they ingested either glucose dissolved in water, 50 g at time 0 min and 25 g at time 60 and 120 min (glucose, G) or sweetened water (control, C). Naturally labelled [13C]glucose was used to follow the conversion of the ingested glucose to expired-air CO2. Acipimox inhibited lipolysis in a similar manner in both experimental conditions. This was reflected by an almost complete suppression of the exercise-induced increase in plasma free fatty acid and glycerol and by an almost constant rate of lipid oxidation. Total carbohydrate oxidation evaluated by indirect calorimetry, was similar in both experimental conditions [C, 182, (SEM 21); G, 194 (SEM 16) g.3 h-1], as was lipid oxidation [C, 57 (SEM 6); G, 61 (SEM 3) g.3 h-1]. Exogenous glucose oxidation during exercise G, calculated by the changes in 13C:12C ratio of expired air CO2, averaged 66 (SEM 5) g.3 h-1 (19% of the total energy requirement). Consequently, endogenous carbohydrate utilization was significantly smaller after glucose than after placebo ingestion: 128 (SEM 18) versus 182 (SEM 21) g.3 h-1, respectively (P < 0.05). Symptoms of intense fatigue and leg cramps observed with intake of sweet placebo were absent with glucose ingestion.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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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 detailLa Shoah ne fut pas un spectacle. A propos de La liste de Schindler
Delruelle, Edouard ULg

in Cahiers de Clio (1994), 117(11),

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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 detailThe use of large scale computer assisted tomography for the study of hydrodynamics in trickling filters
Toye, Dominique ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg; Crine, Michel ULg et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (1994), 49(24B), 5271-5280

In this paper, a new experimental technique is proposed, based on X-ray tomography, allowing the analysis of the gas-liquid-solid phase distribution in trickling filters. Tomography refers to the cross ... [more ▼]

In this paper, a new experimental technique is proposed, based on X-ray tomography, allowing the analysis of the gas-liquid-solid phase distribution in trickling filters. Tomography refers to the cross-sectional imaging of an object from data collected by illuminating this object from many directions. The experimental set-up allows the scanning of transverse sections of rather large filters: up to 0.8 m diameter and 2 m height can be irradiated. Experiments were carried out both without and with liquid flow. In the absence of liquid, the reconstructed images give a view of the non-uniformity of the solid phase distribution. The images obtained are very complex because they result from the superposition of several distributions with different spatial scales. The existence of a first spatial scale is shown which allows separation of the properties belonging to the individual packing elements from those belonging to the bed scale. When liquid is flowing through the packed bed, the distribution of the liquid hold-up is clearly evidenced, despite the very low liquid film thickness. [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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Palm, Rodolphe ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (1994), 4

This note briefly describes the prinicples of weighted linear regression and gives two completely worked out examples from the real world.

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See detailL’expérience pédagogique: «Rénovation de l’enseignement fondamental - Développement corporel des enfants de 21/2 ans à 12 ans».
Piéron, Maurice; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in Informations pédagogiques (1994), 10

Delmelle (1992) a clairement défini la philosophie général de l'expérience pédagogique: "Compte tenu des besoins, des structures administratives en vigueur, des disponibilités matérielles et humaines et ... [more ▼]

Delmelle (1992) a clairement défini la philosophie général de l'expérience pédagogique: "Compte tenu des besoins, des structures administratives en vigueur, des disponibilités matérielles et humaines et des contraintes budgétaires, la commission a défini, de la manière suivante, la philosophie d'une rénovation possible à échéance immédiate. (a) Dans l'enseignement fondamental, tout enfant doit pratiquer l'activité physique à raison d'une séance quotidienne; il est parfaitement possible d'agir en sorte que les activités et les structures générales de l'école ne soient pas bouleversées. ..." ... [less ▲]

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

in Physics Reports (1994), 242

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

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

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See detailLes enseignants dans l’expérience pédagogique d’éducation physique quotidienne en Communauté Française de Belgique. Perceptions et réactions
Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg; Ledent, Maryse et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 89-98

Même dans une démarche pédagogique centrée sur l'enfant, l'enseignant reste le principal décideur. C'est lui qui sélectionne le contenu qu'il considère le plus adéquat aux habiletés et qualités de l ... [more ▼]

Même dans une démarche pédagogique centrée sur l'enfant, l'enseignant reste le principal décideur. C'est lui qui sélectionne le contenu qu'il considère le plus adéquat aux habiletés et qualités de l'enfant, choisir les formes d'organisation, dirige l'interaction en classe et veille à l'établissement du climat de travail le plus favorables à l'épanouissement de l'élève. ... [less ▲]

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See detailB.E.M.S. : Batterie d'Evaluation de la Morpho-Syntaxe : développement, évaluation, et lignes d'action
Fayasse, M.; Comblain, Annick ULg; Rondal, Jean-Adolphe ULg

in Informations pédagogiques (1994), 12

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See detailDetailed Study of a Molecule in a Molecule N-Acetyl-L-Tryptophanamide in a Active-Site Model of Alpha-Chymotrypsin
Dive, Georges ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg

in Journal of the American Chemical Society (1994), 116(6), 2548-2556

Six complexes between a model active site of alpha-chymotrypsin (261 atoms) and N-acetyl-L-tryptophanamide (33 atoms) were optimized at the semiempirical AM1 level. In one of these complexes, a water ... [more ▼]

Six complexes between a model active site of alpha-chymotrypsin (261 atoms) and N-acetyl-L-tryptophanamide (33 atoms) were optimized at the semiempirical AM1 level. In one of these complexes, a water molecule was included. A detailed study at the geometric and energetic levels is presented. The discussion deals with the nature of the interaction, the effect of the environment, the ligand deformation, the backbone relaxation, the water molecule freedom, and the comparison with the molecular mechanics results. [less ▲]

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

in Medisearch (1994), 81

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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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See detailCloning And Characterization Of Mn, A Human Tumor-Associated Protein With A Domain Homologous To Carbonic-Anhydrase And A Putative Helix-Loop-Helix Dna-Binding Segment
Pastorek, J.; Pastorekova, S.; Callebaut, I. et al

in Oncogene (1994), 9(10),

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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 detailLes fleurs pâles du souvenir... Sur Guillaume Lekeu
Pirenne, Christophe ULg; Vendrix, Philippe ULg

in La Vie Wallonne (1994), 110

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See detailLe renouveau cosaque
Bachkatov, Nina ULg; Wilson, Andrew

in Transitions : Ex-Revue des Pays de L'est (1994), 35-1

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See detailLongwave Sky Radiation Parametrizations
Aubinet, Marc ULg

in Solar Energy (1994), 53(2),

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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 detailTranscription and expression analysis, using lacZ and phoA gene fusions, of Mycobacterium fortuitum beta-lactamase genes cloned from a natural isolate and a high-level beta-lactamase producer.
Timm, J; Perilli, M G; Duez, Colette ULg et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1994), 12(3), 491-504

The gene encoding a class A beta-lactamase was cloned from a natural isolate of Mycobacterium fortuitum (blaF) and from a high-level amoxicillin-resistant mutant that produces large amounts of beta ... [more ▼]

The gene encoding a class A beta-lactamase was cloned from a natural isolate of Mycobacterium fortuitum (blaF) and from a high-level amoxicillin-resistant mutant that produces large amounts of beta-lactamase (blaF*). The nucleotide sequences of the two genes differ at 11 positions, including two in the region upstream from the coding sequence. Gene fusions to Escherichia coli lacZ and transcription and expression analysis of the cloned genes in Mycobacterium smegmatis indicated that high-level production of the beta-lactamase in the mutant is mainly or wholly due to a single base pair difference in the promoter. These analyses also showed that transcription and translation start at the same position. A comparison of the amino acid sequence of BlaF, as predicted from the nucleotide sequence, with the determined N-terminal amino acid sequence indicated the presence of a typical signal peptide. The fusion of blaF (or blaF*) to the E. coli gene phoA resulted in the production of BlaF-PhoA hybrid proteins that had alkaline phosphatase activity. These results demonstrate that phoA can be used as a reporter gene for studying protein export in mycobacteria. [less ▲]

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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 detailCrise de presse. Le journalisme au péril du « reportage » (France, 1870-1890)
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Quaderni : la Revue de la Communication (1994), 24(automne), 123-152

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See detailCrystal structure of cholera toxin B-pentamer bound to receptor GM1 pentasaccharide
Merritt, E. A.; Sarfaty, S.; van den Akker, F. et al

in Protein Science : A Publication of the Protein Society (1994), 3(2), 166-75

Cholera toxin (CT) is an AB5 hexameric protein responsible for the symptoms produced by Vibrio cholerae infection. In the first step of cell intoxication, the B-pentamer of the toxin binds specifically to ... [more ▼]

Cholera toxin (CT) is an AB5 hexameric protein responsible for the symptoms produced by Vibrio cholerae infection. In the first step of cell intoxication, the B-pentamer of the toxin binds specifically to the branched pentasaccharide moiety of ganglioside GM1 on the surface of target human intestinal epithelial cells. We present here the crystal structure of the cholera toxin B-pentamer complexed with the GM1 pentasaccharide. Each receptor binding site on the toxin is found to lie primarily within a single B-subunit, with a single solvent-mediated hydrogen bond from residue Gly 33 of an adjacent subunit. The large majority of interactions between the receptor and the toxin involve the 2 terminal sugars of GM1, galactose and sialic acid, with a smaller contribution from the N-acetyl galactosamine residue. The binding of GM1 to cholera toxin thus resembles a 2-fingered grip: the Gal(beta 1-3)GalNAc moiety representing the "forefinger" and the sialic acid representing the "thumb." The residues forming the binding site are conserved between cholera toxin and the homologous heat-labile enterotoxin from Escherichia coli, with the sole exception of His 13. Some reported differences in the binding affinity of the 2 toxins for gangliosides other than GM1 may be rationalized by sequence differences at this residue. The CTB5:GM1 pentasaccharide complex described here provides a detailed view of a protein:ganglioside specific binding interaction, and as such is of interest not only for understanding cholera pathogenesis and for the design of drugs and development of vaccines but also for modeling other protein:ganglioside interactions such as those involved in GM1-mediated signal transduction. [less ▲]

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See detailTheoretical Conformational-Analysis And Synthesis Of Analogs Of The Heptapeptide Antibiotic K-582-A
Decoen, Jl.; Wathelet, Bernard ULg; Demeuse, F. et al

in International Journal of Peptide and Protein Research (1994), 43(1),

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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 detailModeles lineaires en genetique quantitative: synthese des connaissances actuelles.
Gengler, Nicolas ULg

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

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

in Egyptes (1994), 4

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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

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 117-120

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples ... [more ▼]

Un projet pédagogique de l'envergure de celui qui fut mis en place dans l'enseignement fondamental de la Communauté française de Belgique exige que l'on considère les effets possibles sous de multiples éclairages. Par les personnes auxquelles il s'adresse, par la diversité de ces effets et par l'organisation qu'il requiert, par la nécessité de mettre en évidence les relations de causalité, il a nécessité une méthodologie d'évaluation multidimensionnelle. ... [less ▲]

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 detailPopulation dynamics of CD4+ T cells lacking Thy-1 in murine retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency syndrome (MAIDS).
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Colombi, S.; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Immunology (1994), 39(2), 216-24

Increased numbers of CD4+ Thy-1- cells have been described in the spleen (SP) of mice with retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency (MAIDS). Since this phenotypic abnormality might have considerable functional ... [more ▼]

Increased numbers of CD4+ Thy-1- cells have been described in the spleen (SP) of mice with retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency (MAIDS). Since this phenotypic abnormality might have considerable functional importance, the expansion of the CD4+ Thy-1- subset in MAIDS was characterized further. CD4+ Thy-1- and Thy-1+ T-cells from infected mice expressed similar densities of CD3 and TCR alpha/beta. In contrast, the Thy-1- subset was uniformly CD44hi, even early in the disease when part of Thy-1+ cells were still CD44lo. The emergence of CD4+ Thy-1- cells occurred first in SP and lymph nodes and was observed later in thymus. The important fraction of CD4+ cells lacking Thy-1 normally present in Peyer's patches was only weakly modified. Despite the major expansion of the CD4+ Thy-1- phenotype, the proliferating fraction was not higher in this subset than in CD4+ Thy-1+ cells from infected mice. Persistence after hydroxyurea administration was identical in both subsets, indicating similar mean cell lifespans. Taken together, these results show that the major expansion of CD4+ Thy-1- T-cells in MAIDS is not ascribable solely to increased proliferation within this subset. Phenotypic analysis suggests that CD4+ Thy-1- cells result from the differentiation of Thy-1+ cells induced by activation signals related to retroviral infection. [less ▲]

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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 detailEstimation of effective and total erythropoiesis in myelodysplasia using serum transferrin receptor and erythropoietin concentrations, with automated reticulocyte parameters.
Bowen, D. T.; Culligan, D.; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in Leukemia : Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K (1994), 8(1), 151-5

The erythroid abnormality in patients with myelodysplasia (MDS) is multifactorial, with ineffective erythropoiesis and poor in vitro progenitor response to erythropoietin (EPO). Serum EPO concentration is ... [more ▼]

The erythroid abnormality in patients with myelodysplasia (MDS) is multifactorial, with ineffective erythropoiesis and poor in vitro progenitor response to erythropoietin (EPO). Serum EPO concentration is variable among patients for a given haemoglobin concentration. We studied 19 non-transfusion-dependent patients with MDS, and 13 healthy elderly control subjects in an attempt to define the factors governing variability in serum EPO and to further characterise the anaemia of MDS. Serum EPO concentration was appropriate for the degree of anaemia in 15/19 MDS patients, and was positively related to mean cell volume (MCV), mean cell haemoglobin (MCH), and percentage highly fluorescent reticulocytes (% HFR), but not to absolute or percentage reticulocyte count. Although the observed/predicted ratio for serum transferrin receptor (TfR) concentration was low in 12 of 19 MDS subjects, no relationship to haemoglobin concentration, reticulocytes or serum EPO was seen. Serum TfR was positively correlated with WBC and platelet counts. Serum TfR was higher in patients with sideroblastic anaemia than refractory anaemia. Standardized in vivo p50 was positively correlated to red cell 2,3 diphosphoglycerate concentration, although this was not the only factor influencing the oxygen dissociation curve. We conclude that effective erythroid output responsive to endogenous EPO drive in MDS is positively related to MCV, MCH and % HFR. Serum TfR may not represent effective output as precisely as % HFR, but may be proportional to total marrow erythropoietic activity. [less ▲]

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See detailLymphocyte Lifespan in Murine Retrovirus-Induced Immunodeficiency
Moutschen, Michel ULg; Colombi, S.; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

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

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See detailAttitude vis-à-vis de l’école chez des enfants en âge d’école primaire, participant ou non à un programme scolaire d’activités physiques quotidiennes
Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg; Ledent, Maryse et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 77-88

Les questions relatives aux attitudes et à leur modification font très largement partie des préoccupations relevées dans les environnements éducatifs considérés habituellement: l'école et le monde des ... [more ▼]

Les questions relatives aux attitudes et à leur modification font très largement partie des préoccupations relevées dans les environnements éducatifs considérés habituellement: l'école et le monde des loisirs actifs. A l'école, les objectifs d'un programme d'activités physiques et sportives sont évidemment de développer des attitudes favorables à l'égard de l'activité physique régulière. ... [less ▲]

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