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See detailInvolvement Of The Cyclic Amp-Responsive Element-Binding Protein In Bovine Leukemia-Virus Expression In-Vivo
Adam, E.; Kerkhofs, P.; Mammerickx, M. et al

in Journal of Virology (1994), 68(9),

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See detailReaction Dynamics of Collisionally activated Ammonia Cations.
Leyh, Bernard ULg; Hoxha, A.

in Chemical Physics (1994), 179

In the framework of a research on the collisional mechanisms involved in tandem mass spectrometry, the collisional activation processes of NH3+ with different target gases have been investigated. The ... [more ▼]

In the framework of a research on the collisional mechanisms involved in tandem mass spectrometry, the collisional activation processes of NH3+ with different target gases have been investigated. The experiments have been performed on an upgraded AEI-MS9 sector instrument equipped with two collision cells and include daughter ion spectra, ion kinetic energy spectra, determination of kinetic energy release distributions (KERD) and appearance energy measurements. We have shown that collisionally activated dissociation (CAD) of NH3+ into NH++[H,H] depends upon the internal energy of NH3+. This internal energy effect is also observed for the NH2++H channel, when Xe is the target gas; with He, such an effect could not be detected. The analysis of the KERD shows that production of NH2+ upon CAD takes place from the NH3+ ground electronic state by rotational predissociation; two components are observed, one which corresponds to a near-threshold process (mean kinetic energy release <T>=0.13 eV), and one characterized by <T>=0.56 ev corresponding to an excess energy of 2.1 eV above the dissociation threshold. NH+ fragments can be formed by two processes: the first one occurs at threshold and leads to NH+(X2Pi)+H2(X1Sigma+g); the second one is characterized by large KER values (up to 7 eV) and leads to either electronically excited NH+ or dissociation of H2. [less ▲]

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See detailAssignment of the human ZNF83 (HPF1) zinc finger gene to chromosome 19q13.3-q13.4
Marine, Jean-Christophe; Bellefroid, Eric J.; Bourguignon, Catherine et al

in Genomics (1994), 21(1), 285-6

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See detailT-CELLS SKIN LYMPHOMA IN 3 DOGS
Gilbert, S.; Clercx, Cécile ULg; Jauniaux, Thierry ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138(8), 587-595

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See detailStructural and functional features of bovine leukemia virus gp51 head domain. Towards a general model for oncovirus envelope glycoproteins.
Callebaut, Isabelle; Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Burny, Arsène et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1994), 222(2), 405-414

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See detailLe passage à la paternité: une approche clinique
Naziri, Despina ULg; Dragonas, Th.

in Psychiatrie de l'Enfant (La) (1994), 37(2), 601-629

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See detailLes dommages dus aux plans et leur indemnisation dans le cadre du CWATUP
Delnoy, Michel ULg

in Aménagement - Environnement (1994), 3

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See detailA complex composed of at least two HeLa nuclear proteins protects preferentially one DNA strand of the simple (gt)n(ga)m containing region of intron 2 in HLA-DRB genes.
Maueler, Winfried; Frank, G.; Muller, Marc ULg et al

in Journal of Cellular Biochemistry (1994), 56(1), 74-85

Electrophoretic mobility shift assays reveal that HeLa nuclear proteins bind fast and with measurable affinity to target DNAs containing mixed simple repetitive (gt)n(ga)m stretches. Preincubation of the ... [more ▼]

Electrophoretic mobility shift assays reveal that HeLa nuclear proteins bind fast and with measurable affinity to target DNAs containing mixed simple repetitive (gt)n(ga)m stretches. Preincubation of the proteins at elevated temperature prevents the formation of the major DNA/protein complex in favour of several distinct assemblies. A similar pattern of retarded bands was observed employing higher salt concentrations in the binding reaction. Thus conformational changes of different proteins appear to influence the complex rather than alternating DNA structures. Separation of the total nuclear extract into a water soluble and an insoluble protein fraction leads to a complete loss of target DNA binding capability of the fractions. The binding capacity is restored by combining the two fractions suggesting that at least two protein components are necessary to form a complex with the target sequence. The proteins can be differentiated into heat sensitive, water soluble and temperature stable, water insoluble, respectively. Furthermore, specifically binding polypeptides are not detectable by Southwestern analyses, probably because the essential components are separated during electrophoresis. DNase I footprint analyses yield four different protein binding regions only on the (gt)n(ga)m harbouring strand. The footprints cover larger portions of the mixed simple repeat in addition to a portion 5' of the (gt)n part. Hence at least two nuclear protein components of unknown biological function have to be present simultaneously to protect preferentially the (gt)n(ga)m-containing strand of intron 2 in HLA-DRB genes. [less ▲]

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See detailObservations de coupes dans la terrasse T3 dans la vallée du Niger en aval de Niamey
Willems, Luc ULg; Bergoing, Jean-Pierre

in Revue de Géographie Alpine (1994), 5

Dans la région de Niamey, l'étendue et le nombre d'affleurements du complexe T3, appelé aussi terrasse moyenne, permettent de dresser une chronologie relative des événements climatiques survenus dans la ... [more ▼]

Dans la région de Niamey, l'étendue et le nombre d'affleurements du complexe T3, appelé aussi terrasse moyenne, permettent de dresser une chronologie relative des événements climatiques survenus dans la région durant son édification. Une étude systématique révèle une grande diversité dans les dépôts souvent assimilable aux variations locales de sédimentation. Cependant, cinq épisodes majeurs dans l'édification du complexe peuvent être dégagés et correspondent à autant de fluctuations climatiques durant une période qui s'étendrait de 20 000 à 12 000 BP. La découverte et l'observation de diaclases ainsi que des phénomènes de soutirage dans les dépôts pléistocènes montrent le rôle important qu'a pu jouer la fracturation du socle birrimien sur l'ensemble de la morphologie actuelle de la région de Niamey, en particulier sur le réseau hydrographique. [less ▲]

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See detailA comparative study of reporter gene activities in fish cells and embryos
Sekkali, B.; Hellemans, B.; Belayew, A. et al

in Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology (1994), 3

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See detailSpecific DNA probes to detect Escherichia coli strains producing cytotoxic necrotising factor type 1 or type 2
Oswald, E.; Pohl, P.; Jacquemin, E. et al

in Journal of Medical Microbiology (1994), 40

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See detail2,7-dihydroapogeissoschizine from root bark of strychnos Gossweileri
Quetin-Leclercq, Joëlle; Dive, Georges ULg; Delaude, Clément et al

in Phytochemistry (1994), 35(2), 533-536

In this paper, we describe the isolation and structural determination of 2,7-dihydroxyapogeissoschizine, a new alkaloid from the root bark of Strychnos gossweileri. Elucidation of its structure is based ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we describe the isolation and structural determination of 2,7-dihydroxyapogeissoschizine, a new alkaloid from the root bark of Strychnos gossweileri. Elucidation of its structure is based mainly on 1D and 2D NMR studies; its conformation was optimized by energy minimization. This type of skeleton is related to geissoschizine but with the notable diffrence that the 1 and 17 positions are joined giving an additional fused ring. Such a seven-membered ring has ,to our knowledge, only been observed in apogeissoschizine, obtained after chemical tratment of two alkaloids ( geissospermine and geissoschizine). 2,7-dihydroxyapogeissoschizine is therefore, the first natural product possessing this skeleton. According to a preliminary test, this new alkaloid shows low toxicity to B16 melanoma cells, but not for non-cancer 3T3 fibroblasts cultured in vitro.THese results have to be confirmed by further tests. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors influencing between-laboratory variability of C-reactive protein results as evidenced by the Belgian External Quality Assessement (EQA) Scheme
Devleeschouwer, N.; Libeer, J. C.; Chapelle, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation (1994), 54(6), 435-40

Based on results from the Belgian External Quality Assessment (EQA) Scheme, we studied the main factors affecting the between-laboratory variation of C-reactive protein determination. Participants using ... [more ▼]

Based on results from the Belgian External Quality Assessment (EQA) Scheme, we studied the main factors affecting the between-laboratory variation of C-reactive protein determination. Participants using homogeneous systems with several calibration points generally achieved better performance. Working temperatures influenced the results to a lesser extent. The present study stresses the importance for EQA organizers to collect more detailed information about CRP analytical methods used by the participants. It also suggests that manufacturers should be more involved in the management of quality, in particular by striving for standardization of the material (kit and calibrator) they produce for CRP assay. [less ▲]

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See detailCLAY SUPPLIES IN THE CENTRAL INDIAN BASIN SINCE THE LATE MIOCENE - CLIMATIC OR TECTONIC CONTROL
Fagel, Nathalie ULg; DEBRABANT, P.; André, Luc

in Marine Geology (1994), 122(1-2), 151-172

Mineralogical (X-ray diffraction, differential thermal analysis), geochemical [microprobe, inductively coupled plasma (ICP)-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-mass spectrometry] and Sr-Nd isotopic analyses ... [more ▼]

Mineralogical (X-ray diffraction, differential thermal analysis), geochemical [microprobe, inductively coupled plasma (ICP)-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-mass spectrometry] and Sr-Nd isotopic analyses have been carried out on the clay size fraction of Late Miocene to Pleistocene sediments from the Central Indian Basin. The samples were taken from five giant cores recovered between 1-degree and 10-degrees-S on a transect along 80-degree-E. The clay assemblages are homogeneous and characterized by an alteration of illite- and smectite-rich levels. Most of the clays are detrital and were derived from a unique source: the weathering of the Indo-Gangetic Plain supplied most of the eroded material. Temporal clay mineralogical fluctuations in the depositional basin reflect environmental changes in the provenance. On the basis of spectral analyses of a mineralogical parameter (peak height ratios), the fluctuating smectite-illite clay sedimentation is controlled by periodic Late Miocene climatic changes. During the Late Pliocene, an irregular, probably tectonic, control appeared. [less ▲]

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See detailThymus Involvement in Murine Acquired Immunodeficiency (Maids)
Colombi, Sonia; Deprez, Manuel ULg; de Leval, Laurence ULg et al

in Thymus (1994), 23(1), 27-37

Due to self-renewal of the peripheral pool of T-cells, adult thymectomy has normally little influence on immunocompetence. However, thymus might play a more important role in the setting of viral-induced ... [more ▼]

Due to self-renewal of the peripheral pool of T-cells, adult thymectomy has normally little influence on immunocompetence. However, thymus might play a more important role in the setting of viral-induced cytopathic effects on T-cells in the periphery. Therefore, thymus weight, cell numbers, and subset distribution were sequentially analysed after infection with RadLV-Rs, a viral mixture known to induce murine retrovirus induced immunodeficiency (MAIDS). Infection induced thymic atrophy (concerning organ weight as well as total cell number) which culminated seven weeks after inoculation. The atrophic process mostly reflected the depletion of double positive CD4+ CD8+ cells since their proportion sharply decreased around week 6. Single positive T-cells were less affected by the process. The proportion of B-cells progressively increased. Surprisingly, there was a strong correlation between the extent of atrophy and the frequency of B-cells in the thymus. Finally, an abnormal CD4+ T-cell subset lacking Thy-1 and previously described in the periphery also appeared in the thymus and its frequency was strongly correlated with the expansion of B-cells in this organ. [less ▲]

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See detailModification of immunoreactive EGF receptor after acute tubular necrosis induced by tobramycin or cisplatin
Leonard, I.; Zanen, J.; Nonclercq, D. et al

in Renal Failure (1994), 16(5), 583-608

Acute tubular necrosis induced by aminoglycoside antibiotics and various other nephrotoxins is followed by a regenerative process which leads to the restoration of damaged tubules. Several lines of ... [more ▼]

Acute tubular necrosis induced by aminoglycoside antibiotics and various other nephrotoxins is followed by a regenerative process which leads to the restoration of damaged tubules. Several lines of evidence indicate that tubular regeneration is mediated by polypeptide growth factors such as epidermal growth factor (EGF). Previous studies devoted to cisplatin nephrotoxicity have shown that this agent causes tubular cystic degeneration possibly related to an impairment of renal tissue repair. Thus, we examined on a comparative basis the time course of the regenerative response subsequent to tubular damage induced by tobramycin or cisplatin, particular attention being paid to renal EGF and its receptor. Female Sprague-Dawley rats (160-180 g body weight) were treated during 4 consecutive days with daily doses of 200 mg/kg tobramycin i.p. (BID) or 2 mg/kg cisplatin (once a day). Sham-treated rats were given 0.9% NaCl i.p. following the same protocol. Groups of experimental animals (n = 5-10) were terminated at increasing time intervals (1, 4, 7, 14, 21, 60 days) after cessation of treatment. One hour prior to sacrifice, each individual received i.p. 200 mg/kg 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) for the immunohistochemical demonstration of cell proliferation. Blood was collected at the time of sacrifice in order to assess glomerular filtration rate by measuring serum creatinine and BUN levels. Kidneys were analyzed with respect to total EGF determined by RIA in renal tissue homogenates, and soluble EGF was assayed in extracts prepared by centrifugation. Renal tissue was processed for the immunohistochemical detection of S-phase cells, of EGF, of EGF receptors, and of the intermediate filament vimentin, the latter being used as a marker of epithelium dedifferentiation. In absence of nephrotoxic alterations, EGF was immunolocalized in distal tubules, whereas EGF receptor immunostaining was seen in proximal tubules cells. Vimentin immunostaining was confined to glomeruli and blood vessels. Tobramycin and cisplatin caused acute tubular necrosis in proximal convoluted tubules and proximal straight tubules, respectively. Tissue damage was accompanied by renal dysfunction reflected by an elevation of serum creatinine and BUN levels. Tubular necrosis was followed by a proliferative response indicative of tubular regeneration. Regenerative hyperplasia was associated with a reduction of total immunoreactive EGF due to a decrease of tissue-bound proEGF. Tubules undergoing regenerative repair were characterized by a disappearance of EGF receptors and the presence of immunoreactive vimentin. In tobramycin-treated rats, renal dysfunction lasted for 4-7 days and was fully reversible, as indicated by the return of serum markers to normal values. [less ▲]

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See detailLa monadologie, une théorie de la communication basée sur l'opacité?
Bouquiaux, Laurence ULg

in Réseaux : Revue Interdisciplinaire de Philosophie Morale et Politique (1994)

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See detailGénétique moléculaire des récepteurs olfactifs
Parmentier, M.; Vanderhaeghen, P.; Schurmans, Stéphane ULg et al

in Medecine Sciences : M/S (1994), 10

Les gènes codant pour les récepteurs olfactifs ont été isolés à partir d'une banque d'ADNc de la muqueuse olfactive. Ils constituent une famille très étendue (plusieurs centaines de gènes) codant pour des ... [more ▼]

Les gènes codant pour les récepteurs olfactifs ont été isolés à partir d'une banque d'ADNc de la muqueuse olfactive. Ils constituent une famille très étendue (plusieurs centaines de gènes) codant pour des récepteurs à sept passages transmembranaires couplés, par l'intermédiaire de protéines G, à l'activation de l'adénylyl cyclase et de la phospholipase C. La grande diversité des récepteurs olfactifs réside surtout dans les domaines transmembranaires III, IV, V et VI, qui portent les sites de liaison des ligands, les molécules odorantes, et répond sans doute à la diversité des ligands [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 detailExperimental Models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Louis, Edouard ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1994), 57(5-6, Sep-Dec), 306-9

Etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is still unknown. A lot of experimental models of these diseases have been developed during the last years. They can be classified as spontaneous and induced ... [more ▼]

Etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is still unknown. A lot of experimental models of these diseases have been developed during the last years. They can be classified as spontaneous and induced models. Spontaneous models are infectious, genetic or of unknown etiology. Induced models are infectious, immune-mediated, chemical or genetic. All these models share some characteristics with IBD. In general, they are characterized by a chronic inflammation of the gut, and often, this inflammation appears secondary to mucosal abnormalities leading to an abnormal immune and inflammatory response toward luminal material. The most interesting models are thus those that share not only clinical and pathological characteristics with IBD, but also early mucosal abnormalities. From that point of view, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) enteropathy is probably one of the most interesting model for Crohn's disease (CD). In effect, this model shares an early modification with CD, that is increased intestinal permeability. In animals NSAID enteropathy, the increased intestinal permeability appears early after NSAID administration and is followed by inflammatory lesions. These lesions seem to be secondary to the increased permeability and depend on intraluminal materials, such as alimentary antigens or bacterial fragments. A possible link between the increased permeability and the inflammatory lesions could be an abnormal immune and inflammatory response toward the intraluminal materials. If the increased intestinal permeability in CD was confirmed, the same mechanisms could be implicated in its pathophysiology. [less ▲]

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See detailDistribution of POC, PON and particulate Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Ti, Zn and deltaC13 in the English Channel and adjacent areas
Dauby, Patrick ULg; Frankignoulle, Michel; Gobert, Sylvie ULg et al

in Oceanologica Acta (1994), 17(6), 643-657

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See detailA Consistent next-to-leading order QCD calculation of hadronic diffractive scattering
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Nguyen, Bao

in Nuclear Physics B (1994), 420

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See detailLe chylothorax et son traitement
Detry, Olivier ULg; Dekoster, Guy ULg; Limet, Anne ULg

in Lyon Chirurgical (1994), 90(1), 38-44

Chylothorax is an unfrequent pathology defined by fistula between the thoracic duct and one of the pleura. Its spontaneous evolution is worse, with respiratory failure in the acute phase. After a few days ... [more ▼]

Chylothorax is an unfrequent pathology defined by fistula between the thoracic duct and one of the pleura. Its spontaneous evolution is worse, with respiratory failure in the acute phase. After a few days of thoracic tube drainage, hemodynamic, nutritional and immunologic disturbances appear. Since the first thoracic duct ligature by Lampson in 1948, surgical approach has obviously reduced the morbidity and mortality of chylothorax. The new development of the thoracoscopic techniques will allow earlier and less aggressive surgical treatment. However, thoracic surgeons must keep in mind that every intrathoracic operation could induce chylothorax, especially in case of posteriror mediastinal surgery. Chylothorax must be evocated if unusually profuse milky pleural effusion complicate this type of procedure. We discribe the anatomy and the physiology of chylous circulation and we discuss the etiologies and the different therapeutic approaches of chylothorax. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Marquis et les castrats. Note sur un tabou sadien
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Art&Fact (1994), 13

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See detailEFFECTS OF ELECTROKINETIC CHARACTERISTICS ON THE FORMATION OF A PROTEIN MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE COMPLEX
Paquot, Michel ULg; GODIN, F.; Dumont de chassart, Q.

in Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft & -Technologie = Food Science & Technology (1994), 27(1), 11-15

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See detailLa châsse de saint Remacle à Stavelot : étude des éléments décoratifs
Van den Bossche, Benoît ULg

in Bulletin de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Beaux-Arts (1994), V(1-6), 109-149

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See detailPolylactide Microparticules Prepared by Double Emulsion/Evaporation Technique. I. Effect of Primary Emulsion Stability
Nihant; Schugens, Chantal; Grandfils, Christian ULg et al

in Pharmaceutical Research (1994), 11(10), 1479-1484

The process of microencapsulation of proteins by double emulsion-evaporation in a matrix of polylactide (PLA) can be divided into three successive steps: first, an aqueous solution of the active compound ... [more ▼]

The process of microencapsulation of proteins by double emulsion-evaporation in a matrix of polylactide (PLA) can be divided into three successive steps: first, an aqueous solution of the active compound is emulsified into an organic solution of the hydrophobic coating polymer; second, this primary water-in-oil (w/o) is dispersed in water with formation of a double water-oil-water emulsion (w/o/w), third, the organic solvent is removed with formation of solid microparticles. This paper focuses of the effect of primary emulsion stability on the morphology and properties of polylactide microparticles loaded with bovine serum albumin (BSA) used as model drug. [less ▲]

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See detailEnergy Levels in Ar II
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Palmeri, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg et al

in Physical Review. A (1994), 49

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See detailDie Devon/Karbongrenze bei Stockum (Rheinisches Schiefergebirge).
Clausen, C.D.; Korn, D; Feist, R et al

in Geologie und Paläontologie in Westfalen (1994), 29

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See detailEpidural anesthesia impairs both central and peripheral thermoregulatory control during general anesthesia.
Joris, Jean ULg; Ozaki, Makoto; Sessler, Daniel I et al

in Anesthesiology (1994), 80(2), 268-77

BACKGROUND: The authors tested the hypotheses that: (1) the vasoconstriction threshold during combined epidural/general anesthesia is less than that during general anesthesia alone; and (2) after ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The authors tested the hypotheses that: (1) the vasoconstriction threshold during combined epidural/general anesthesia is less than that during general anesthesia alone; and (2) after vasoconstriction, core cooling rates during combined epidural/general anesthesia are greater than those during general anesthesia alone. Vasoconstriction thresholds and heat balance were evaluated under controlled circumstances in volunteers, whereas the clinical importance of intraoperative thermoregulatory vasoconstriction was evaluated in patients. METHODS: Five volunteers were each evaluated twice. On one of the randomly ordered days, epidural anesthesia (approximately T9 dermatomal level) was induced and maintained with 2-chloroprocaine. On both study days, general anesthesia was induced and maintained with isoflurane (0.7% end-tidal concentration), and core hypothermia was induced by surface cooling and continued for at least 1 h after fingertip vasoconstriction was observed. Patients undergoing colorectal surgery were randomly assigned to combined epidural/enflurane anesthesia (n = 13) or enflurane alone (n = 13). In appropriate patients, epidural anesthesia was maintained by an infusion of bupivacaine. The core temperature that triggered fingertip vasoconstriction identified the threshold. RESULTS: In the volunteers, the vasoconstriction threshold was 36.0 +/- 0.2 degrees C during isoflurane anesthesia alone, but significantly less, 35.1 +/- 0.7 degrees C, during combined epidural/isoflurane anesthesia. Cutaneous heat loss and the rates of core cooling were similar 30 min before vasoconstriction with and without epidural anesthesia. In the 30 min after vasoconstriction, heat loss decreased 33 +/- 13 W when the volunteers were given isoflurane alone, but only 8 +/- 16 W during combined epidural/isoflurane anesthesia. Similarly, the core cooling rates in the 30 min after vasoconstriction were significantly greater during combined epidural/isoflurane anesthesia (0.8 +/- 0.2 degrees C/h) than during isoflurane alone (0.2 +/- 0.1 degrees C/h). In the patients, end-tidal enflurane concentrations were slightly, but significantly, less in the patients given combined epidural/enflurane anesthesia (0.6 +/- 0.2% vs. 0.8 +/- 0.2%). Nonetheless, the vasoconstriction threshold was 34.5 +/- 0.6 degrees C in the epidural/enflurane group, which was significantly less than that in the other patients, 35.6 +/- 0.8 degrees C. When the study ended after 3 h of anesthesia, patients given combined epidural/enflurane anesthesia were 1.2 degrees C more hypothermic than those given general anesthesia alone. The rate of core cooling during the last hour of the study was 0.4 +/- 0.2 degrees C/h during combined epidural/enflurane anesthesia, but only 0.1 +/- 0.3 degrees C/h during enflurane alone. CONCLUSIONS: These data indicate that epidural anesthesia reduces the vasoconstriction threshold during general anesthesia. Furthermore, the markedly reduced rate of core cooling during general anesthesia alone illustrates the importance of leg vasoconstriction in maintaining core temperature. [less ▲]

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See detailHigh-dose aprotinin reduces blood loss in patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery
Janssens, Marc ULg; Joris, Jean ULg; David, Jean-Louis et al

in Anesthesiology (1994), 80

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See detailHistoire naturelle des anévrysmes de l'aorte abdominale
SAKALIHASAN, Natzi ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(10), 545-52

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See detailOPTIMIZATION OF LIPASE-CATALYZED SYNTHESIS OF CITRONELLYL ACETATE IN SOLVENT-FREE MEDIUM
Fonteyn, Fabienne ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Lognay, Georges ULg et al

in Biotechnology Letters (1994), 16(7), 693-696

Citronellol esterification catalyzed by Candida antarctica lipase is performed with high yields (74%) in a solvent-free medium. The use of dessicants gives a 10% yield enhancement and substrate excess ... [more ▼]

Citronellol esterification catalyzed by Candida antarctica lipase is performed with high yields (74%) in a solvent-free medium. The use of dessicants gives a 10% yield enhancement and substrate excess consumption by adding calculated amounts of acetic acid lead to a 80% pure citronellyl acetate. Quantities up to 100 ml are treated with success. [less ▲]

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See detailPhenotypic heterogeneity of the fibroblast-like cells in the dermis
Pierard-Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Fazaa, B.; Benzarti, H. et al

in Giornale Internazionale di Dermatologia Pediatrica (1994), 6(1), 7-13

The fibroblast-like cell population of the dermis is heterogeneous. The name "fibroblast" appears to be out-dated and should be replaced by terms reflecting with precision the immunophenotype of the cells ... [more ▼]

The fibroblast-like cell population of the dermis is heterogeneous. The name "fibroblast" appears to be out-dated and should be replaced by terms reflecting with precision the immunophenotype of the cells. Among them, dendrocytes type I (Factor XIIIa - positive) and dendrocytes type II (CD34 - positive) are involved in a wealth of pathologic conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailAnticorps anticytoplasme des polynucléaires neutrophiles (ANCA) dans les maladies inflammatoires du tube digestif
Lamproye, Anne ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1994), 57(2, Mar-Apr), 171-6

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies have recently been demonstrated in sera of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We are reporting here our experience among 94 patients with Crohn's disease and ... [more ▼]

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies have recently been demonstrated in sera of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We are reporting here our experience among 94 patients with Crohn's disease and 25 with ulcerative colitis. The indirect immunofluorescence assay with alcohol fixed neutrophils has been used. The presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies was significantly associated to the ulcerative colitis 61% VS 17% (p < 0.001). The fluorescence had a perinuclear pattern among all but one suffering from ulcerative colitis. Among the patients suffering from ulcerative colitis there was no relationship between the presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies and the activity or the localisation of the disease. Among the 9 patients operated for their ulcerative colitis, 4 were ANCA positive and remained so after proctocolectomy. The existence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies is useful for the diagnosis of some unclassifiable colitis. Their presence may be used as an argument in favour of some disturbances of the immunoregulation of the disease. [less ▲]

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See detailLogiciel d'aide à la détermination détaillée du poids et du bilan électrique d'un navire
Marchal, Jean ULg; Hage, André ULg; Rodriguez, S.

in Bulletin de l'Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique (1994)

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See detailL'agrégé nouveau est arrivé !
Jadoulle, Jean-Louis ULg

in Bulletin de Clio (1994)

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See detailSyndrome naviculaire : anatomie, étio-pathogénie, diagnostic et traitement
Gabriel, Annick ULg; Caudron, I.; Serteyn, Didier ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailPole, albedo and shape of the minor planets 624 Hektor and 43 Ariadne: Two tests for comparing four different pole determination methods
Detal, Alain ULg; Hainaut, O.; Pospieszalska-Surdej, A. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1994), 281

Asteroids 624 Hektor and 43 Ariadne have been observed photometrically at the European Southern Observatory (La Silla, Chile) in order to determine their pole orientation. The lightcurves (1984 and 1991 ... [more ▼]

Asteroids 624 Hektor and 43 Ariadne have been observed photometrically at the European Southern Observatory (La Silla, Chile) in order to determine their pole orientation. The lightcurves (1984 and 1991 oppositions for Hektor, and 1985 for Ariadne) are presented. Some of the traditional pole determination methods have been improved, and completely original ones have been developed. They are described and applied to the newly recorded and previously published light curves. The results are commented and compared with previous ones. In addition to the pole orientation, we also derive some information on the shape or the albedo distribtuion of the objects. With the aim of optimizing future observations of these asteroids, we present some graphs showing the best longitudes where they should be measured. Finally, we suggest some improvements in the pole determination and modeling methods based upon photometric data. [less ▲]

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See detailCLOE, A NEW RATE-TYPE CONSTITUTIVE MODEL FOR GEOMATERIALS THEORETICAL BASIS AND IMPLEMENTATION
CHAMBON, René; DESRUES, Jacques; HAMMAD, Wallid et al

in International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (1994), 18(4), 253-278

The paper describes the basic ideas and the main features of a new class of constitutive laws, in the framework of incrementally non-linear constitutive equations. CLoE is a generic name for that new ... [more ▼]

The paper describes the basic ideas and the main features of a new class of constitutive laws, in the framework of incrementally non-linear constitutive equations. CLoE is a generic name for that new class of laws, with reference to consistency at the limit surface, and explicit localization analysis. A top-down analysis of the model is presented, and illustrated by examples. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrostructural study of a zinc-aluminium-copper alloy after thermal treatment at 100°C and creep
Terziev, L.; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Wegria, J.

in Zeitschrift für Metallkunde (1994), 85[9]

The creep behaviour of the ternary Zn—A1—Cu alloy after thermal treatment at ioo oc has been studied. The applied creep stress does flot modify clearly the transition phases (OL, T% ‘11m) appearing during ... [more ▼]

The creep behaviour of the ternary Zn—A1—Cu alloy after thermal treatment at ioo oc has been studied. The applied creep stress does flot modify clearly the transition phases (OL, T% ‘11m) appearing during isothermal ageing. During the creep test, the formation of an important density of defects resuits in the precipitation of T’ and O’ particles. The quantity of these phases depends on the creep conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailMBO en Aandeelhouder
Corhay, Albert ULg; Herst, Arthur; Tourani Rad, Alireza

in Bedrifskunde (1994), 4

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See detailThe Dissociative Electroionization of C2H2, C2D2 and C2HD. Investigation of the [C2H(D)]+ and [H(D)]+ Dissociation Channels. The (D)H-C2H(D) binding energy.
Davister, M.; Locht, Robert ULg

in Chemical Physics (1994), 189

The dissociative electroionization of C2H2 in the H+ and C2H+ dissociation channels has been extensively investigated in C2H2 and C2D2. The kinetic energy distributions and ionization efficiency curves of ... [more ▼]

The dissociative electroionization of C2H2 in the H+ and C2H+ dissociation channels has been extensively investigated in C2H2 and C2D2. The kinetic energy distributions and ionization efficiency curves of both species were examined in detail. The H(D)+ ion shows its lowest onset energy at 18.93+/-0.2 eV whereas the C2H+ is produced at 17.30+/-0.11 eV. For the H+-producing channel the kinetic energy (KE) versus the appearance energy (AE) diagram is obtained, extensively discussed and the bond dissociation energy D(H-C2H)= 5.33+/-0.23 eV is estimated. This value is compared and discussed with respect to the values found in the literature. Predissociation and dissociative autoionization are the dominant H+-producing mechanisms. At high electron energies doubly ionized states of C2H2 are involved. For C2H+, beside the threshold at 17.30+/0.11 eV a new onset at 18.27+/0.10 eV is observed. The ionization efficiency of the doubly ionized molecular ion is observed for the first time in C2HD isotopic species. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurement of insulin sensitivity by the minimal model method using a simplified intravenous glucose tolerance test: validity and reproducibility.
Duysinx, Bernard ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Gerard, Pascale ULg et al

in Diabète & Métabolisme (1994), 20(4), 425-32

This study aimed at testing whether 12 rather than 26 plasma glucose and insulin determinations can be used to calculate the indices of insulin sensitivity and of glucose effectiveness using Bergman's ... [more ▼]

This study aimed at testing whether 12 rather than 26 plasma glucose and insulin determinations can be used to calculate the indices of insulin sensitivity and of glucose effectiveness using Bergman's minimal model during a simple intravenous glucose tolerance test performed without tolbutamide injection. Two intravenous glucose tolerance tests (separated by 1 week) were performed in 7 lean normal subjects and a single test was performed in 9 severely obese non-diabetic subjects. Intra-subject reproducibility of insulin sensitivity was not significantly different when 26 or 12 time-points were analyzed (CV = 16.8 +/- 3.4 versus 18.9 +/- 3.8% respectively). Compared with the insulin sensitivity of the lean subjects, that of obese subjects was significantly (P < 0.001) and similarly reduced when using 12 (2.14 +/- 0.34 versus 7.97 +/- 1.29 10(-4)min-1/mU.1-1) rather than 26 determinations (2.13 +/- 0.42 versus 6.95 +/- 1.12 10(-4) min-1/mU.1-1) respectively. Glucose effectiveness was less reproducible than insulin sensitivity and was slightly diminished by the reduction of blood samples (relative error: -9.7 +/- 4.4%; P < 0.05). Finally, glucose effectiveness tended to be slightly lower in the morbidly obese subjects than in the lean controls with both modes of calculation. In conclusion, in non-diabetic subjects, the insulin sensitivity index can be accurately measured during a simple intravenous glucose tolerance test, without tolbutamide injection and with only 12 blood samples. The possibility of performing a simplified test should contribute to increase the use of the minimal model method for estimating insulin sensitivity in clinical practice. [less ▲]

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See detailLes défis des familles recomposées
Guillaume, Jean-François ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), 6(novembre-décembre), 30-36

Dans un contexte de croissance des recompositions conjugales après divorce, la prise en charge des tâches parentales constitue un défi inédit, où il s'agit pour les uns de retrouver des repères bien ... [more ▼]

Dans un contexte de croissance des recompositions conjugales après divorce, la prise en charge des tâches parentales constitue un défi inédit, où il s'agit pour les uns de retrouver des repères bien connus, et pour les autres, d'imaginer un nouvel ordre éducatif. Une nouvelle histoire doit alors être créée, et dans ce "bricolage", chacun ne dispose pas des mêmes ressources pour trouver sa place. [less ▲]

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See detailSuccessful treatment of progressive mucocutaneous infection due to acyclovir- and foscarnet-resistant herpes simplex virus with (S)-1-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)cytosine (HPMPC).
Snoeck, R.; Andrei, G.; Gerard, Marie-Christine ULg et al

in Clinical Infectious Diseases : An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (1994), 18(4), 570-8

The acyclic nucleoside phosphonate (S)-1-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)cytosine (HPMPC) was used topically for the treatment of persistent mucocutaneous infections in two cases. One patient with ... [more ▼]

The acyclic nucleoside phosphonate (S)-1-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)cytosine (HPMPC) was used topically for the treatment of persistent mucocutaneous infections in two cases. One patient with AIDS suffered from a perineal lesion due to infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and did not respond to acyclovir and was intolerant of foscarnet. A bone marrow transplant recipient developed orofacial lesions due to infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) that failed to respond to therapy with both acyclovir and foscarnet. After topical application of HPMPC, the HSV-2 lesions completely resolved. However, the lesions recurred 3 weeks later, and, upon subsequent treatment with HPMPC, regressed. On recurrence, the virus was found to be sensitive to acyclovir, which the patient was given. Again HSV-2, which was resistant to acyclovir, emerged; similar observations were made after another cycle of HPMPC therapy. The HSV-1 isolates were resistant to acyclovir and foscarnet. Following local HPMPC treatment, the lesions regressed, but after 1 week, a second course of topical HPMPC therapy had to be instituted for recurrent infection. The lesions again regressed, and as the recurrent virus was sensitive to acyclovir, the patient was successfully treated with the drug. The results of this study point to the potential usefulness of topical HPMPC in the treatment of immunocompromised patients with HSV-related mucocutaneous infections that are refractory to therapy with acyclovir and/or foscarnet. [less ▲]

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See detailComment évaluer la sensibilité à l'insuline en pratique?
Scheen, A. J.; Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Letiexhe, M. R. et al

in Diabète & Métabolisme (1994), 20(6, Nov-Dec), 556-61

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See detailWorking memory in Down's syndrome: Training the rehearsal strategy
Comblain, Annick ULg

in Down's Syndrome, Research and Practice : The Journal of the Sarah Duffen Centre (1994), 2(3), 123-126

This study reports on the verbal short term memory skills of individuals with Down's syndrome and on the possibility of increasing memory span durably by using a rehearsal strategy

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See detailVaricelle létale. Etude immunohistochimique et par hybridation in situ
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Delvenne, Philippe ULg; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg et al

in Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie (1994), 121(2), 113-117

We report a case of lethal varicella developed in an immunocompromised man in his seventies. A study by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization was conducted revealing the presence of the ... [more ▼]

We report a case of lethal varicella developed in an immunocompromised man in his seventies. A study by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization was conducted revealing the presence of the glycoprotein gpI specific for VZV and its corresponding nucleic acids found in multiple foci of most tissues and organs, except in the brain and paravertebral sympathetic ganglia. [less ▲]

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See detailIncidence des aménagements hydrauliques sur le contrôle du développement de la bilharziose (shistosomiase)
Pliez, A.; Moens, R.; Debouche, Charles ULg

in Annales de Gembloux (1994), (100), 53-65

Le développement des irrigations dans les zones tropicales et subtropicales du monde, pour augmenter les productions de nourriture, a provoqué la prolifération de maladies liées à l'eau comme la ... [more ▼]

Le développement des irrigations dans les zones tropicales et subtropicales du monde, pour augmenter les productions de nourriture, a provoqué la prolifération de maladies liées à l'eau comme la bilharziose (également appelée shistosomiase), la dengue, la filariose et l'onchocercose. [less ▲]

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See detailCircadian rhythms and the induction of flowering in the long-day grass Lolium temulentum L.
Périlleux, Claire ULg; Bernier, Georges ULg; Kinet, Jean Marie

in Plant, Cell & Environment (1994), 17(6), 755-761

Plants of Lolium temulentum L. strain Ceres were grown in 8-h short day (SD) for 45 d before being exposed either to a single long day (LD) or to a single 8-h SD given during an extended dark period. For ... [more ▼]

Plants of Lolium temulentum L. strain Ceres were grown in 8-h short day (SD) for 45 d before being exposed either to a single long day (LD) or to a single 8-h SD given during an extended dark period. For LD induction, the critical photoperiod was between 12 and 14 h, and more than 16 h were needed for a maximal flowering response. During exposure to a single 24-h LD, the translocation of the floral stimulus began between the fourteenth and the sixteenth hours after the start of the light period, and was completed by the twenty-fourth hour. Full flowering was also induced by one 8-h SD beginning 4 or 28 h after the start of a 40-h dark period, i.e. by shifting 12 h forward or beyond the usual SD. The effectiveness of a so-called 'displaced short day' (DSD) was not affected by light quality and light intensity. With a mixture of incandescent and fluorescent lights at a total photosynthetic photon flux density of 400 µmol m-2 s-1, a 4-h light exposure beginning 4 h after the start of a 40-h dark period was sufficient to induce 100 flowering. The flower-inducing effect of a single 8-h DSD was also assessed during a 64-h dark period. Results revealed two maxima at a 20-h interval. This fluctuation in light sensitivity suggests that a circadian rhythm is involved in the control of flowering of L. temulentum. [less ▲]

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See detailUtilisation des moules comme bioindicateurs de la pollution en métaux lourds du littoral belge
Gobert, Sylvie ULg; Langer, Alain; Daemers-Lambert, Claire et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1994), 63(1-2), 203-210

From 1991 till 1993, a study of the Belgian coast pollution by heavy metals using Mytilus edulis as a bioindicator was performed. The Pb, Cr, Cu and Ti concentrations decreased from 1987 till 1991 but ... [more ▼]

From 1991 till 1993, a study of the Belgian coast pollution by heavy metals using Mytilus edulis as a bioindicator was performed. The Pb, Cr, Cu and Ti concentrations decreased from 1987 till 1991 but then remained unchanged till 1993. Cd contamination is increasing from 1987. Hg, whose concentration had been shown to decrease from 1975 to 1991, now reaches the same values as in 1986. The O/N measurements performed on the mussels suggest an increase of the general pollution level of the Belgian coast. However, feeding, spawning and detoxification processes are also able to influence the O/N ratio and should be taken into account in the framework of a global assessment of the pollution level of the Belgian coast [less ▲]

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See detailBénard-Marangoni instability in a viscoelastic Jeffreys' fluid layer
Lebon, Georgy ULg; Parmentier, Patrice; Teller, O. et al

in Rheologica Acta (1994), 33(4), 257-266

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See detailANOMALOUS PERTURBATIVE TRANSPORT IN TOKAMAKS DUE TO DRIFT-ALVEN-WAVE TURBULENCE
Thoul, Anne ULg; SIMILON, P. L.; SUDAN, R. N.

in Physics of Plasmas (1994), 1(3), 601-608

The method developed in Thoul, Similon, and Sudan [Phys. Plasmas 1, 579 (1994)] is used to calculate the transport due to drift-Alfven-wave turbulence, in which electromagnetic effects such as the ... [more ▼]

The method developed in Thoul, Similon, and Sudan [Phys. Plasmas 1, 579 (1994)] is used to calculate the transport due to drift-Alfven-wave turbulence, in which electromagnetic effects such as the fluttering of the magnetic field lines are important. Explicit expressions are obtained for all coefficients of the anomalous transport matrix relating particle and heat fluxes to density and temperature gradients in the plasma. Although the magnetic terms leave the transport by trapped electrons unaffected, they are important for the transport by circulating electrons. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyses de sols et gestion de l'espace
Bock, Laurent ULg

in Etude et Gestion des Sols (1994), 1(1), 23-33

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See detailModulation of the acetylcholine- and substance P-induced pulmonary edema by calcitonin gene-related peptide in the rabbit.
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Ansay, Michel ULg

in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (The) (1994), 270(1), 30-6

The effects of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) (6 x 10(-8) M) on hemodynamics and on pulmonary microvascular permeability were investigated in isolated, perfused rabbit lungs by measuring the ... [more ▼]

The effects of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) (6 x 10(-8) M) on hemodynamics and on pulmonary microvascular permeability were investigated in isolated, perfused rabbit lungs by measuring the arterial, capillary and venous pressures and the capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c). CGRP was administered alone or in combination with capsaicin (10(-4) M), acetylcholine (ACh) (10(-11) M to 10(-7) M), substance P (SP) (10(-10) M to 10(-6) M) and serotonin (10(-4) M). The influence of a specific antagonist of CGRP receptors, CGRP8-37 (10(-8) M), on the pulmonary edema induced by these mediators was also considered. CGRP had no direct effect on the vascular pressures or on Kf,c. Capsaicin and serotonin induced an increase in Kf,c of 271 +/- 49% and 676 +/- 147% of base line, respectively. ACh and SP also increased the microvascular permeability, in proportion to the concentration. The effects of capsaicin, ACh and SP have been related to the activation of neurokinin NK1 receptors. Co-administration of CGRP with capsaicin and ACh enhanced the increase in Kf,c induced by these two drugs. By contrast, when co-injected with SP, CGRP inhibited the Kf,c increase induced by 10(-8) M and 10(-7) M of SP (P < .05) and significantly decreased the arterial and capillary pressures. CGRP also partly prevented the pulmonary edema induced by serotonin (P < .05). Pretreatment with CGRP8-37 partly prevented the effects of capsaicin and ACh on Kf,c but bestowed no protection against SP-induced pulmonary edema. These data suggest that CGRP is co-released with SP from the C-fibers upon the action of capsaicin and ACh in the rabbit lung. Because CGRP potentiated the pulmonary edema induced in capsaicin and ACh, but decreased the effects of SP, we hypothesize that CGRP exerts a positive retro-control on the release of neuropeptides by these fibers but can attenuate their effects on the target cells. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanisms of dexamethasone-induced insulin resistance in healthy humans.
Tappy, L.; Randin, D.; Vollenweider, P. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1994), 79(4), 1063-9

Insulin resistance may result from decreased muscle blood flow, impaired cellular glucose transport, or intracellular deficits of glucose metabolism. The mechanisms responsible for dexamethasone-induced ... [more ▼]

Insulin resistance may result from decreased muscle blood flow, impaired cellular glucose transport, or intracellular deficits of glucose metabolism. The mechanisms responsible for dexamethasone-induced insulin resistance were investigated in healthy human subjects. During a 2-h hyperinsulinemic clamp, dexamethasone decreased glucose uptake, oxidation, and nonoxidative glucose disposal during the first hour. During the second hour, glucose uptake was normalized by means of hyperglycemia; glucose oxidation, however, remained suppressed by dexamethasone. Dexamethasone also abolished the insulin-mediated increase in calf blood flow. When acipimox was administered during the clamps to correct glucocorticoid-induced inhibition of glucose oxidation, dexamethasone decreased whole body glucose uptake and nonoxidative glucose disposal in the same proportion as when no acipimox was administered. However, glucose oxidation and insulin-mediated calf blood flow were normalized after acipimox. During the second hour, exogenous glucose infusion was matched to that used in the control clamp and normalized whole body glucose uptake. However, hyperglycemia developed, indicating insulin resistance. It is concluded that dexamethasone 1) decreases glucose oxidation independently of glucose transport; this inhibition is reversed by acipimox; and 2) decreases whole body glucose uptake independently of increased lipolysis, decreased glucose oxidation, or an altered muscle blood flow. [less ▲]

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See detail3D turbulence field on the north-western european continental-shelf
Martin, Géraldine ULg; Delhez, Eric ULg

in Tellus : Series A (1994), 46(2), 98-112

The 3-dimensional, non-linear, baroclinic, GHER mathematical model for the study of mesoscale motions (time scale of several hours to several days: tides, storm surges, ...) is described. Particular ... [more ▼]

The 3-dimensional, non-linear, baroclinic, GHER mathematical model for the study of mesoscale motions (time scale of several hours to several days: tides, storm surges, ...) is described. Particular attention is paid to the turbulent closure based on an evolution equation for the turbulent kinetic energy and a parametric expression of the mixing length (k-model). Appropriate boundary conditions and numerical techniques (mode-splitting, implicity, sigma-coordinate system, advection scheme) are described. The model is applied to the simulation of the M2 tide on the North-Western European Continental Shelf not only without wind but also in typical winter and summer conditions. Large spatial variations of the turbulent kinetic energy appear as a result of the variations of depth and tidal activity around the shelf. These variations are clearly related to the different turbulence regimes observed in summer, with frontal structures separating well-mixed waters from stratified ones. The structure and evolution of the vertical profiles of turbulence variables are described and explained in barotropic and baroclinic conditions, under different wind forcings. The evolution of these profiles at the M2 tide frequency largely depends on the eccentricity of the tidal ellipse. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of drying and long term conservation on bioremediation properties of Rhodococcus erythropolis.
Weekers, F.; Jacques, Ph.; Springael, D. et al

in Mededelingen - Faculteit Landbouwwetenschappen, Rijksuniversiteit Gent (1994), 62(4b),

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See detailEpidemiological evaluation of a monoclonal ELISA detecting antibodies against bovine leukaemia virus in serum pools.
Knapen, K.; Kerkhofs, P.; Thiry, Etienne ULg et al

in Epidemiology & Infection (1994), 113(3), 563-9

Sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detecting antibodies against bovine leukaemia virus (BLV) were evaluated using a representative sample of ... [more ▼]

Sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detecting antibodies against bovine leukaemia virus (BLV) were evaluated using a representative sample of 145 serum pools, comprising from 3 to 48 individual sera. The sample was constituted according to the frequency distribution of the negative and positive pools analysed during a screening involving the whole cattle population of Belgium. Sensitivity and specificity were estimated to 88.9% and 100% and the predicted negative and positive values were 99.9% and 100%, respectively. These results indicate the use of serum pools is suitable for the detection of BLV infected herds in eradication campaigns. [less ▲]

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See detailAspects épidémiologiques du suicide
Gosset, Christiane ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), 2

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See detailAttenuation Of Bovine Leukemia-Virus By Deletion Of R3 And G4 Open Reading Frames
Willems, Luc ULg; Kerkhofs, P.; Dequiedt, Franck ULg et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1994), 91(24),

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See detailRound Table Conference on Mediators of Sepsis--Brussels, Belgium, March 21-23, 1992
Lamy, Maurice ULg; Thijs, L. G.

in Intensive Care Medicine (1994), 20(3), 238-41

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See detailTransient hypersensitivity to apomorphine-induced gnawing after termination of acute effects high dose of cocaine
Tirelli, Ezio ULg; Witkin, J. M.

in Behavioural Pharmacology (1994), 5(3), 289-298

Male mice were tested for behavioral effects (BEs) of the dopamine (DA) agonist apomorphine (AP) at various times after acute administration of cocaine (COC). When most of the COC had disappeared from ... [more ▼]

Male mice were tested for behavioral effects (BEs) of the dopamine (DA) agonist apomorphine (AP) at various times after acute administration of cocaine (COC). When most of the COC had disappeared from brain and the BEs of COC had dissipated (2 hrs and 4 hrs after administration), effects of AP on gnawing were increased 4-fold. This dopaminergic hypersensitivity (DA-H) was induced by acute treatment with doses of 15 mg/kg COC and higher. Effects of AP were not enhanced 6-24 hrs after COC, indicating a rapid waning of the DA-H. Hypersensitivity to AP (AP-H) was not further augmented by 8 days of daily COC injections. COC did not influence climbing and hypomotility induced by AP 4 hrs after its injection, demonstrating selectivity in the BEs of the DA-H. Further, COC did not induce sensitization to its own effects, indicating that the AP-H was not due to a typical sensitization phenomenon. ((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved) [less ▲]

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See detailChoix d'une nouvelle variete pour les zones cotonnieres meridionales du Zaire. Resultats des essais varietaux preliminaires.
Mergeai, Guy ULg; Ndungo, V.; Folo, A. et al

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1994), 29(4),

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See detailSelective Antiprotozoal Activity of Some Strychnos Alkaloids
Wright, Colin; Allen, David; Cai, Ya et al

in Phytotherapy Research (1994), 8

The in vitro activities of 28 Strychnos alkaloids have been determined against three species of protozoa and the most active compounds were then assessed for in vitro cytotoxic activity against KB cells ... [more ▼]

The in vitro activities of 28 Strychnos alkaloids have been determined against three species of protozoa and the most active compounds were then assessed for in vitro cytotoxic activity against KB cells. 3',4'-dihydrousambarensine was the most active against Plasmodium falciparum and was relatively nontoxic to KB cells (cytotoxic/antiplasmodial ratio, 1474). Usambarensine displayed the most selectivity against Entamoeba histolytica while "',4'-dihydrousambarensine was the most selective compound against Giardia intestinalis although the cytotoxic/antiprotozoal ratios (20.4 and 6.6 respectively) were less favourable than the above.The four strychnobiline-type alkaloids were found devoid of activity against E. histolytica and G. intestinalis but to have weak antiplasmodial properties (7-13 times less active than chloroquine). None of the compounds containing only one indole ring system displayed antiprotozoal properties. [less ▲]

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See detailSpecific inhibition of expression of a human collagen gene (COL1A1) with modified antisense oligonucleotides. The most effective target sites are clustered in double-stranded regions of the predicted secondary structure for the mRNA.
Laptev, A. V.; Lu, Z.; Colige, Alain ULg et al

in Biochemistry (1994), 33(36), 11033-9

A series of antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) were synthesized and tested to define the best target sites within an RNA transcript of collagen for effective inhibition of expression. The test system ... [more ▼]

A series of antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) were synthesized and tested to define the best target sites within an RNA transcript of collagen for effective inhibition of expression. The test system consisted of mouse NIH 3T3 fibroblasts that were stably transfected with a human minigene for procollagen I so that the cells simultaneously synthesized full-length mouse pro alpha 1 (I) chains and internally deleted human pro alpha 1 (I) chains. The sequences of the transcripts from both genes were compared, and a series of 28 ASOs were designed to target sites in which there were at least two base differences within a 20-nucleotide sequence between the human and mouse transcripts. Six of the ASOs specifically decreased the levels of pro alpha 1 (I) chain synthesized from the human gene without a decrease in the levels of pro alpha 1 (I) chains from the mouse endogenous gene. The most effective ASOs reduced the intracellular levels of human pro alpha 1 (I) chains relative to the mouse pro alpha 1 (I) chains to 37-67% of the control values. Combined addition of two effective ASOs or a second administration of the same effective ASO did not produce any additive effect. The results did not support previous suggestions that the best target sites for ASOs were sequences around initiation codons for translation, at intron-exon boundaries, or in single-stranded loops in hairpin structures. Also, the results did not support previous suggestions that the most effective ASOs are those with the highest affinities for their target sequences. Instead, the most consistent pattern in the data was that the most effective ASOs were those targeted to sequences that were predicted to form clustered double-stranded structures in RNA transcripts. [less ▲]

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See detailConfrontation anatomo-clinique: a propos de deux cas de meningite bacterienne.
Deprez, Manuel ULg; Van Den Brule, Justine ULg; Degauque, C. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(11), 615-20

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See detailTypage moléculaire de Clostridium perfringers.
Daube, Georges ULg; Simon, P.; Limbourg, B. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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See detailApports et limites de trois approches courantes des associations
Defourny, Jacques ULg

in Coopératives et Développement (1994), 26(1), 81-101

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See detailVibration amplitudes caused by parametric excitation of cable stayed structures
Lilien, Jean-Louis ULg; Pinto da Costa, Antonio

in Journal of Sound & Vibration (1994), 174(N°1), 69-90

This paper deals with one kind of cable vibrations : the ones caused by parametric excitation.

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See detailYeast excision repair RAD2 encodes a single-stranded DNA endonuclease
Habraken, Yvette ULg; Sung, Partick; Prakash, Louise et al

in Nature (1993), 366

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See detailMagnetic Eden model
Ausloos, Marcel ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg; Cloots, Rudi ULg

in Europhysics Letters [=EPL] (1993), 24(8), 629-634

We introduce the <<Magnetic Eden Model(s)>>. It consists in the usual Eden growth model(s), but allowing for the elements of the growth to have an extra degree of freedom (a <<spin>>). The growth is ... [more ▼]

We introduce the <<Magnetic Eden Model(s)>>. It consists in the usual Eden growth model(s), but allowing for the elements of the growth to have an extra degree of freedom (a <<spin>>). The growth is controlled by a condition depending on the <<magnetic state>> of the perimeter (through some <<spin coupling>>) and an external parameter, the <<magnetic field>>. Even though these words seem to refer to some <<energetic condition>> the growth model is of purely kinetic origin. This is demonstrated by exactly solving the 1-dimensional growth model for a semi-open chain, and, e.g. finding the correlation functions. In two-dimensions, simulations of clusters lead us to show that the perimeter growth exponent is coupling dependent. We show the morphologies of growth clusters on a <<phase diagram>> and indicate the <<physical origin>> and transition(s) between compact and lacunar clusters. [less ▲]

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See detailFully Automated Determination of Sulfamethazine in Ovine Plasma Using Solid-Phase Extraction on Disposable Cartridges and Liquid Chromatography
Hubert, Philippe ULg; Chiap, Patrice ULg; Evrard, Brigitte ULg et al

in Journal of Chromatography. A (1993), 622(1), 53-60

An automatic sample preparation procedure followed by on-line injection of the sample extract into a HPLC system has been developed for the quantitative analysis of sulfamethazine and its N4-acetyl ... [more ▼]

An automatic sample preparation procedure followed by on-line injection of the sample extract into a HPLC system has been developed for the quantitative analysis of sulfamethazine and its N4-acetyl metabolite in ovine plasma. The sample clean-up was performed by solid-phase extraction (SPE) on C18 disposable extraction cartridges (DECs). All the sample handling operations were effected by a robotic auto-sampler. The DEC was first conditioned with methanol and phosphate buffer pH 7.4. After loading 1.0 ml of plasma sample onto the DEC, the latter was washed with the same buffer. The elution step was performed with methanol (0.25 ml) and the eluate was then diluted by adding 0.75 ml volume of phosphate buffer pH 6.4. A 20-microliters volume of the resultant solution was injected onto an octadecyl silica column preceded by a short guard column. The HPLC mobile phase was methanol-phosphate buffer pH 6.4 (25:75, v/v). Sulfamethazine and N4-acetylsulfamethazine were determined photometrically at 262 nm. Under these conditions, linear calibration curves ranging from 2 to 250 micrograms ml-1 have been obtained for both compounds. Drug recoveries were higher than 90% and typical relative standard deviation values were 0.7% (within-day) and 2.0% (between-day) at a plasma concentration of 50 micrograms ml-1. [less ▲]

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See detailAnionic polymerization of acrylic monomers. 11 NMR investigation of the mixed complexation of methyl α-lithioisobutyrate and lithium chloride
Wang, Jin-Shan; Warin, R.; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Macromolecules (1993), 26

Solutions of methyl α-lithioisobutyrate (MIBLi) in THF added with various amounts of lithium chloride (LiCl) have been analyzed by Li-7 NMR spectroscopy in a wide range of temperatures. Although below ca ... [more ▼]

Solutions of methyl α-lithioisobutyrate (MIBLi) in THF added with various amounts of lithium chloride (LiCl) have been analyzed by Li-7 NMR spectroscopy in a wide range of temperatures. Although below ca. 205 K tetramers of MIBLi have been reported to be in equilibrium with dimers, 1/1 and 2/1 LiCl/MIBLi mixed complexes instantaneously form upon the addition of 1 and 2 mol equiv of LiCl, respectively. Further addition of LiCl more likely promotes the formation of a less stable 3/1 complex. Both 1/1 and 2/1 adducts are stable between -80-degrees-C and at least +12-degrees-C. From C-13 NMR spectroscopy, it appears that the addition of an equimolar amount of LiCl to the MIBLi solution in THF is at the origin of a ca. 7.0 ppm upfield shift of the metalated α-carbon compared to the tetrameric MIBLi species and a ca. 1.0 ppm downfield shift with respect to the dimeric MIBLi. However, the charge distribution over the carbanion does not change anymore when the amount of LiCl exceeds 1 mol equiv. In contrast to nonligated MEBLi, the OR group has a considerable rotational freedom in LiCl-modified MIBLi. A comparison of the structure and dynamics of the LiCl-modified MIBLi species in THF at 197 K with the characteristic features of the anionic polymerization of MMA under the same conditions suggests that the formation of one type of LiCl-complexed species has a decisive effect on the control of the living polymerization of MMA. This conclusion is in agreement with a kinetic study carried out by Muller for the same system. [less ▲]

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See detailSelective gravitational microlensing and line profile variations in the BAL quasar H 1413+117
Hutsemekers, Damien ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1993), 280

In order to interpret the spectral differences observed between the four images of the gravitationally lensed broad absorption line (BAL) quasar H 1413+117, we have investigated the effect on the line ... [more ▼]

In order to interpret the spectral differences observed between the four images of the gravitationally lensed broad absorption line (BAL) quasar H 1413+117, we have investigated the effect on the line profiles of the selective magnification of individual BAL clouds by gravitational microlenses. Since microlenses magnify both the selected cloud and the whole BAL region, this effect is only differential, and general constraints on its capability to produce spectral variations have been derived. Considering simple but realistic models for the microlenses, we find that the selective magnification of a relatively large optically thick BAL cloud can be at the origin of the spectral differences reported between the components of H 1413+117. However, a very precise configuration is needed: the magnified cloud must be at the border of the BAL region which must itself partially lie in a region of strong de-magnification. The fine tuning of the parameters mecessary to reproduce the observations either seriously questions this kind of interpretation or puts strong constraints on the lensing models. Another interpretation of the observed line profile differences in terms of effects due to microlensing is also briefly discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailComplement activation during cardiopulmonary bypass in infants and children: Relation to postoperative multiple system organ failure
Seghaye, Marie-Christine ULg; Duchateau, J.; Grabitz, R. G. et al

in Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (1993), 106(6), 978-987

Twenty-nine children 3 months to 17 years of age undergoing operations for congenital heart disease were included in this prospective study. Complement activation, activation of the plasma contact system ... [more ▼]

Twenty-nine children 3 months to 17 years of age undergoing operations for congenital heart disease were included in this prospective study. Complement activation, activation of the plasma contact system, leukocytes, leukocyte elastase release, and C-reactive protein were studied during and after cardiopulmonary bypass for the first postoperative week and related to multiple system organ failure occurring in eight (27.5 %) of the 29 children. During cardiopulmonary bypass complement activation via the alternative pathway as indicated by significant conversion of C3 (expressed by C3d/C3) and abnormally high C5a values at the end of cardiopulmonary bypass without consumption of C4 was shown in all children. At the end of cardiopulmonary bypass, C3 conversion was significantly higher in the eight patients with multiple system organ failure than in the others (p < 0.05), whereas no difference in C5a level was shown. All children had a significant increase in leukocyte count directly after protamine administration (p < 0.0001) and elastase release during cardiopulmonary bypass that was significantly higher in patients with multiple system organ failure than in those without (p < 0.05). Consumption of prekallikrein as an indicator of activation of the Hageman system was not detectable during cardiopulmonary bypass in any child. After cardiopulmonary bypass, in patients without multiple system organ failure, C3d/C3 decreased and reached preoperative values within the first postoperative week, whereas, in patients with multiple system organ failure, C3d/C3 increased further, reaching a maximal value on the third postoperative day. In comparison with patients without multiple system organ failure, patients with multiple system organ failure showed a severe decrease of C4 (with minimal values on the third postoperative day), suggesting consumption by activation of the classic pathway of the complement system or a hepatic synthesis deficiency. Prekallikrein values were also significantly lower in patients with multiple system organ failure than in the others, with a maximal difference on the third postoperative day (p < 0.005). C-reactive protein was significantly lower in patients with multiple system organ failure than in the others for the first 2 postoperative days (p < 0.05), probably because of severe hepatic failure in patients with multiple system organ failure. This study demonstrates that, in children, cardiopulmonary bypass induces complement activation principally via the alternative pathway. It suggests a relationship between complement activation and multiple system organ failure observed in the postoperative period. Furthermore, it points out the role of multiple system organ failure itself on the C3 conversion and on the synthesis of the markers of the inflammatory response in children after heart operations. [less ▲]

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See detailSome Principles and Applications of Adaptive Mathematical Morphology for Range Imagery
Verly, Jacques ULg; Delanoy, Richard L.

in Optical Engineering : The Journal of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (1993), 32(12), 3295-3306

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See detailLe come back de Nyles Jones a.k.a. GUITAR GABRIEL
Sacré, Robert ULg

in Soul Bag (1993), (129),

Vie et oeuvre de Robert Lewis 'Nyles' JONES ou Guitar Gabriel

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See detailIpriflavone: Pharmacological Properties and Usefulness in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Bone and Mineral (1993), 23(3), 223-32

Ipriflavone (IP) is an isoflavone derivative available in several countries for investigational and/or therapeutic use. Inhibition of bone resorption was demonstrated in several models, both in vitro and ... [more ▼]

Ipriflavone (IP) is an isoflavone derivative available in several countries for investigational and/or therapeutic use. Inhibition of bone resorption was demonstrated in several models, both in vitro and in vivo for IP and its metabolites. Their mechanisms of action on bone are not yet fully elucidated but some of them are widely accepted. IP does not possess, per se, any estrogenic activity. It appears that IP-related inhibition of bone resorption might be mediated by an indirect effect on osteoclast and related to an inhibition of recruitment and/or differentiation of pre-osteoclast, maybe through a modulation of osteoblast response to PTH. Clinical studies in Paget's disease of bone or primary hyperparathyroidism have confirmed preferential inhibition of bone resorption suggesting a clinical interest in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Preliminary (1 year) results of double blind placebo controlled studies designed in postmenopausal and senile osteoporosis confirm a reduction in bone turnover rate in patients treated with 600 mg/day of IP, resulting in a significant bone-sparing effect both at lumbar and radial levels. All clinical and pharmacological trials confirm a very good tolerance of IP with a frequency of adverse reactions equal to that observed during administration of a placebo. Providing ongoing studies will confirm the actual promising preliminary results, IP seems a very interesting new non hormonal approach for prevention and treatment of postmenopausal and senile osteoporosis. [less ▲]

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See detailMediterranean small mammals and insular syndrome: biometrical study of the long tailes field mouse (Apodemus sylavticus) (Rodentia Muridae) of Corsica
Libois, Roland ULg; Fons, Roger; Bordenave, Dominique

in Bonner Zoologische Beiträge (1993), 44(3-4), 147-163

The presence in Corsica of a field mouse is well known. Several authors have noted some of its morphological peculiarities but it was only recently (1980) that the presence of A. sylvaticus was ... [more ▼]

The presence in Corsica of a field mouse is well known. Several authors have noted some of its morphological peculiarities but it was only recently (1980) that the presence of A. sylvaticus was establblished with certainty. However, this evidence is based on a check of a limited number of individuals originating from a single locality. In order to generalize these observations, we performed o biochemical test on six Corsican mice caught in three distinct localites and a morpho biometrical study of 491 skulls. The results show that A. sylvaticus is spread all over the island and that A. flavicollis is probably absent. No sexual dimorphism was found but strong spatial variations in the cranial measurements were ividenced. There are far less important between the various Corsican sub samples than between the insular and the continenecal mice. The evolutionary and adaptive significance of the increase in size of insular mice is discussed in relation to the theory of island biogeography and to the present knowledge on the history of the mammalian settlement of the island. [less ▲]

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See detailField Efficacy of Injectable Moxidectin in Cattle Naturally Infested with Chorioptes Bovis and Sarcoptes Scabiei
Losson, Bertrand ULg; Lonneux, J. F.

in Veterinary Parasitology (1993), 51(1-2), 113-21

Field efficacy of moxidectin, a macrocyclic lactone endectocide, was evaluated in cattle naturally infested with Chorioptes bovis and Sarcoptes scabiei. Eight animals were allocated to two groups of four ... [more ▼]

Field efficacy of moxidectin, a macrocyclic lactone endectocide, was evaluated in cattle naturally infested with Chorioptes bovis and Sarcoptes scabiei. Eight animals were allocated to two groups of four animals each, based on parasitological and clinical status. Animals of the treated group received one subcutaneous injection of injectable moxidectin at 0.2 mg kg-1 body weight on Day 0. Individuals of the control group received emergency treatment of a single injection of moxidectin at 0.2 mg kg-1 body weight on Day 28. Efficacy was assessed by (a) taking skin samples from each animal on Days 0, 7, 14, 21, 28, 42 and 56 and observing the numbers of viable mite stages and species and (b) clinical examination of animals on Days 7, 14, 21, 28, 42 and 56 with the percentage of affected body surface calculated for each animal on Days 0, 28 and 56. On the basis of the geometric means from treated and control animals, the percentage reductions in the total numbers of living C. bovis mites on Days 7, 14, 21 and 28 were 69, 87, more than 99 and 98, respectively. However, at the end of the trial, only two animals were negative for C. bovis. The percentage reductions in the total numbers of S. scabiei on Days 7, 14, 21 and 28 were 93, 100, 100 and 100, respectively. Clinical indices of the treated animals showed a sharp decrease in the affected body surface area from a mean of 43.6% on Day 0 to 0.9% and 0% on Days 28 and 56, respectively.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg

in Emergence. Revue proposée par l'ICC en collaboration avec MEDIA ANIMATION et le CFA (1993), 21

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Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard-Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie (1993), 3

Superficial skin surface stripping (SSSS) enables the study of the outermost cell layers of the stratum corneum. In this article we review the diagnostic value and the research possibilities offered by ... [more ▼]

Superficial skin surface stripping (SSSS) enables the study of the outermost cell layers of the stratum corneum. In this article we review the diagnostic value and the research possibilities offered by SSSS. This technique is non invasive and provides information useful in the differential diagnosis of erythematosquamous and eczematous lesions and pigmented neoplasms. For research purposes SSSS can also be used as substratum for scanning electron microscopic assessments and biochemical analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailCalcitonin for Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in American Journal of Medicine (1993), 95(5A), 44-47

There appears to be a consensus that 100 IU/day of nasally administered salmon calcitonin may prevent trabecular bone loss during the first year of the menopause. Strong evidence exists that half that ... [more ▼]

There appears to be a consensus that 100 IU/day of nasally administered salmon calcitonin may prevent trabecular bone loss during the first year of the menopause. Strong evidence exists that half that dose may also be sufficient to prevent trabecular bone loss and that higher doses (> or = 200 IU/day) induce a significant increase in spinal bone mineral content. Calcium supplements should be systemically administered when calcitonin is given, particularly at high doses. Rectal calcitonin seems also to be an efficient alternative in prevention of trabecular bone loss. Further studies are required to evaluate the effect of calcitonin in prevention of cortical bone loss. In established osteoporosis calcitonin may prevent further bone loss at trabecular and cortical sites. A similar benefit is obtained following parenteral or nasal administration of the drug. Long-term administration of nasal salmon calcitonin induces a significant dose-dependent gain of bone at the lumbar spine, whereas discontinuous therapy with a ratio of 1:2 or 2:3 between the treatment and nontreatment periods is the best regimen for cortical bone. Epidemiological, retrospective, and prospective studies provide a convergent network of evidence that calcitonin administration in osteoporosis contributes to reduce significantly the frequency of subsequent fractures, both in the spine and in the hip. Finally, in established osteoporosis, nasal calcitonin possesses a potent analgesic effect, reduces the duration of bed confinement, and decreases the number of concomitant analgesic medications. The well-demonstrated effects of nasal calcitonin permit it to be considered as a highly rational solution for the prevention and the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. [less ▲]

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See detailMacromolecular engineering of polylactones and polylactides. 14. A 13C and 27Al NMR study of the effect of γ-butyrolactone on the structure of aluminum isopropoxide in toluene
Ropson, Nathalie; Dubois, Philippe; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Macromolecules (1993), 26(24), 6378-6385

Solutions of Al isopropoxide in toluene have been investigated by C-13 and Al-27 NMR spectroscopy. Since Al(OiPr)3 is currently used as an initiator for the living polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone ... [more ▼]

Solutions of Al isopropoxide in toluene have been investigated by C-13 and Al-27 NMR spectroscopy. Since Al(OiPr)3 is currently used as an initiator for the living polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone, special attention has been paid to the effect of the monomer on the coordinative structure of Al(OiPr3) in toluene. Gamma-butyrolactone (BL) has been chosen as a nonpolymerizable model, representative of epsilon-caprolactone. The NMR spectra have been recorded at various concentrations of gamma-butyrolactone and temperatures. As a rule, Al(OiPr)3 is coordinatively aggregated in toluene in such a way that tetrameric and trimeric species are in equilibrium. Upon the addition of BL, this equilibrium is shifted toward the formation of an octahedric [Al(OiPr)3.3BL] mixed tetramer coexisting with [Al(OiPr)3]4 tetramers, the external tetrahedric Al atoms of which are coordinated with extra BL molecules. In the presence of a large excess of BL, only the mixed tetramer persists, which suggests that the single [Al(OiPr)3.3M] species would be the actual initiator for the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic monomers M, such as epsilon-caprolactone, lactides, glycolide, and cyclic anhydrides. [less ▲]

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See detailATMOS ATLAS-1 MEASUREMENTS OF SULFUR-HEXAFLUORIDE (SF6) IN THE LOWER STRATOSPHERE AND UPPER TROPOSPHERE
Rinsland, C. P.; Gunson, M. R.; Abrams, M. C. et al

in Journal of Geophysical Research (1993), 98(D11), 20491-20494

Vertical profiles of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) in the lower stratosphere and upper troposphere have been retrieved from 0.01-cm-1 resolution infrared solar occultation spectra recorded by the Atmospheric ... [more ▼]

Vertical profiles of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) in the lower stratosphere and upper troposphere have been retrieved from 0.01-cm-1 resolution infrared solar occultation spectra recorded by the Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS) Fourier transform spectrometer during the ATLAS (Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science) 1 shuttle mission of March 24 to April 2, 1992. Based on measurements of the unresolved absorption by the SF6 nu3 band Q branch at 947.9 cm-1, average SF6 volume mixing ratios and 1-sigma uncertainties of 3.20 +/- 0.54 parts per trillion by volume (pptv; 10(-12) ppv) at 200 mbar (approximately 11.8 km) declining to 2.86 +/- 0.29 pptv at 100 mbar (approximately 16.2 km) and 1.95 +/- 0.50 pptv at 30 mbar (approximately 23.9 km) have been retrieved. The profiles show no obvious dependence with latitude over the range of the measurements (eight occultations spanning 28-degrees-S to 54-degrees-S). Assuming an exponential growth model and applying a correction for the interhemispheric concentration difference, an average SF6 rate of increase of 8.7 +/- 2.2% per year, 2 sigma, between 12 and 18 km has been derived by fitting the present measurements, ATMOS measurements from the April-May 1985 Spacelab 3 mission, and balloon-borne IR measurements obtained in March 1981 and June 1988. [less ▲]

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See detailSurface concentration of chain ends in polystyrene determined by static secondary ion mass spectroscopy
Affrossman, S.; Hartshorne, M.; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Macromolecules (1993), 26(23), 6251-6254

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See detailLongterm Photometry of Variables at ESO - Part Two - the Second Data Catalogue 1986-1990
Sterken, C.; Manfroid, Jean ULg; Anton, K. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1993), 102

In this paper we present the second catalogue of photometric data in the Strömgren system obtained during the period October 1986- September 1990 in the framework of the Long-Term Photometry of Variables ... [more ▼]

In this paper we present the second catalogue of photometric data in the Strömgren system obtained during the period October 1986- September 1990 in the framework of the Long-Term Photometry of Variables (LTPV) program at the European Southern Observatory. The catalogue is available in computer readable form at the Centre de Données de Strasbourg. [less ▲]

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See detailInteractions between Active-Site-Serine Beta-Lactamases and Mechanism-Based Inactivators: A Kinetic Study and an Overview
Matagne, André ULg; Ghuysen, M. F.; Frère, Jean-Marie ULg

in Biochemical Journal (1993), 295((Pt 3)), 705-711

The interactions between three class A beta-lactamases and three beta-lactamase inactivators (clavulanic acid, sulbactam and olivanic acid MM13902) were studied. Interestingly, the interaction between the ... [more ▼]

The interactions between three class A beta-lactamases and three beta-lactamase inactivators (clavulanic acid, sulbactam and olivanic acid MM13902) were studied. Interestingly, the interaction between the Streptomyces cacaoi beta-lactamase and clavulanate indicated little irreversible inactivation. With sulbactam, irreversible inactivation was found to occur with the three studied enzymes, but no evidence for transiently inactivated adducts was found. Irreversible inactivation of the S. albus G and S. cacaoi enzymes was particularly slow. With olivanate, irreversible inactivation was also observed with the three enzymes, but with the S. cacaoi enzyme, no hydrolysis could be detected. A tentative summary of the results found in the literature is also presented (including 6 beta-halogenopenicillanates), and the general conclusions underline the diversity of the mechanisms and the wide variations of the rate constants observed when class A beta-lactamases interact with beta-lactamase inactivators, in agreement with the behaviours of the same enzymes towards their good and poor substrates. [less ▲]

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See detailSite-directed mutagenesis of dicarboxylic acid residues of the penicillin-binding module of the Escherichia coli penicillin-binding protein 3
Goffin, Colette ULg; Ayala, J. A.; Nguyen-Distèche, Martine ULg et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (1993), 113(3), 247-251

The glutamic acid E396, aspartic acid D409 and glutamic acid E411 residues of the Escherichia coli penicillin-binding protein 3 were each converted into an alanine residue. As deduced from penicillin ... [more ▼]

The glutamic acid E396, aspartic acid D409 and glutamic acid E411 residues of the Escherichia coli penicillin-binding protein 3 were each converted into an alanine residue. As deduced from penicillin-binding and complementation experiments, none of these dicarboxylic acid residues is involved in the mechanism of acylation by penicillin and none of them is essential for the in vivo functioning of the PBP. The mutation E396, however, causes an increased thermolability of the protein. [less ▲]

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See detailFormation of P Cygni Line Profiles in Relativistically Expanding Atmospheres. II. The Effect of the Continuum Frequency Shape and Limb Darkening of the Core
Hutsemekers, Damien ULg

in Astrophysical Journal (1993), 417

Abstract image available at: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1993ApJ...417...97H

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See detailMixmaster universe in fourth-order gravity theories
Cotsakis, S.; Demaret, Jacques; De Rop, Yves ULg et al

in Physical Review. D : Particles and Fields (1993), 48

We analyze the behavior of the Bianchi type-IX cosmological model in the full fourth-order theory of gravity in four space-time dimensions on approach to the singularity both analytically and numerically ... [more ▼]

We analyze the behavior of the Bianchi type-IX cosmological model in the full fourth-order theory of gravity in four space-time dimensions on approach to the singularity both analytically and numerically. By directly analyzing the full fourth-order field equations we prove explicitly that the Belinski-Khalatnikov-Lifshitz (BKL) analytic solution (and the accompanying bounce law) is also a solution to the more general case that we consider. But it appears to be nongeneric, because a perturbation analysis shows that power-law Kasner asymptotes are unstable on approach to the singularity. On the other hand, we find that the model possesses a stable isotropic monotonic power-law asymptotic solution and accordingly we show that there is a general solution which is nonchaotic near the space-time singularity. Numerical experiments confirm the existence of such a behavior. The inclusion of matter fields does not alter the evolution in the neighborhood of the singularity. The role of space-time dimensionality on the chaotic evolution of the mixmaster universe in these theories is also spelled out. In particular, we show that it is impossible to build a mixmaster universe in space-time dimensions higher than four in the full fourth-order gravity theory based on the BKL approximation scheme. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiologie de la femme enceinte et facteurs de risques
Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg

in Contraception, Fertilite, Sexualité (1992) (1993), 21(11), 811-5

Physiological adaptations of the pregnant woman involve the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, renal, endocrine and metabolic systems. Their precise knowledge allows the clinician to verify the quality ... [more ▼]

Physiological adaptations of the pregnant woman involve the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, renal, endocrine and metabolic systems. Their precise knowledge allows the clinician to verify the quality of the adaptation of the pregnant woman and to avoid unnecessary treatment of physiological changes misconsidered as pathological changes in reference to prepregnancy standards. [less ▲]

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See detailUse of G.I.S. and remote sensing in hydrological model for impact study of land cover change in a malagasy rural basin
Randriamaherisoa, Alain; Binard, Marc ULg; Persoons, Etienne

in International Journal "Advances in Remote Sensing" (1993), 2(3), 154-164

A conceptual distributed-based model has been developed for flood simulation and forecasting. The model structure consists of a square grid network, in analogy with the raster form of numerical maps. The ... [more ▼]

A conceptual distributed-based model has been developed for flood simulation and forecasting. The model structure consists of a square grid network, in analogy with the raster form of numerical maps. The square-pixel is the analysis unit for hydrologie balance in relation with physi-cal characteristics. Punctual and cartographical data sources are used to characterize each mesh. Aerial photo-graphy and satellite imagery give information about land use. Topographical characteristics are obtained from Digi-tal Terrain Model (DTM). Soil type can be numerized to help in estimating the drainage condition. Hydrological data are distributed in accordance with the Thiessen's polygons or the associated sub-basin. All the data are handled by the GIS part in order to classify the surface runoff potential of all meshes. This procedure allow to consider the physical characteristics and the spatial vari-ability of the parameters at small scale, to manage special devices like storm basins, pumping stations and spillways and to do a quick study of the spatio-temporal evolution of the characteristics. Impact analysis of land cover modi-fications on the river flow regime is therefore possible. In one large rural Malagasy watershed, rince the 1960's, several waterworks were achieved in order to struggle against the flooding of the upstream fertile plain (subject of various developments). Meanwhile, the forest of the basin hillslopes was and still strongly claimed for pluvial rice crop, which is necessary for the subsistence of a fast growing population. The main object of this work is to study the hydrological impacts of these changes of land use on the watershed behaviour and to forecast the basin water regime evolution. [less ▲]

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See detailAcute Suppression of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Secretion by Insulin-Like Growth Factor I and Subproducts: An Age-Dependent Endocrine Effect
Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre ULg; Gerard, Arlette ULg; Alvarez Gonzalez, Maria-Luz ULg et al

in Neuroendocrinology (1993), 58(5), 525-30

Using rat hypothalamic explants, we showed previously that activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors was involved in the mechanism of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion. (1-3 ... [more ▼]

Using rat hypothalamic explants, we showed previously that activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors was involved in the mechanism of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion. (1-3)Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), the N-terminal tripeptide of IGF-I, was suggested to be a possible antagonist at NMDA receptors. Here, we study the effects of IGF-I and its subproducts, (1-3)IGF-I and (4-70)IGF-I, either given in vivo as a single subcutaneous injection or used in vitro, on the secretion of GnRH by hypothalamic explants. At the three ages studied (15, 25 and 50 days), (4-70)IGF-I does not show any effect. At 50 days, the in vivo administration or the in vitro use of IGF-I results in a dose-related inhibition of the GnRH secretion induced by veratridine, a depolarizing agent. In addition, the spontaneous pulsatile secretion of GnRH in vitro is transiently suppressed after the in vivo administration of IGF-I. (1-3)IGF-I results in an inhibitory effect similar to that of IGF-I. At 25 days, IGF-I and (1-3)IGF-I show the same effects as at 50 days though higher concentrations are required. At 15 days, IGF-I does not show any effect whereas a potent inhibition of GnRH secretion is observed using (1-3)IGF-I either in vivo or in vitro. At all ages, the effects of (1-3)IGF-I parallel those of AP-5, a competitive antagonist at NMDA receptors.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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