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See detailFourfold basal plane anisotropy of the nonlocal magnetization of YNi2B2C
Civale, L.; Silhanek, Alejandro ULg; Thompson, J. R. et al

in Physical Review Letters (1999), 83(19), 3920-3923

Studies of single crystal YNi2B2C have revealed a fourfold anisotropy of the equilibrium maenetization in the square crystallographic basal plane. This pi/2 periodicity occurs deep in the superconductive ... [more ▼]

Studies of single crystal YNi2B2C have revealed a fourfold anisotropy of the equilibrium maenetization in the square crystallographic basal plane. This pi/2 periodicity occurs deep in the superconductive mixed state. In this crystal symmetry, an ordinary superconductive mass anisotropy (as in usual London theory) allows only a constant, isotropic response. In contrast, the experimental results are well described by generalized London theory incorporating nonlocal electrodynamics, as needed for this clean, intermediate-kappa superconductor. [less ▲]

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See detailLe langage à l'envers
Steinmetz, Rudy ULg

in Louvain : Revue Mensuelle de l'Université Catholique de Louvain et de l'Association des Anciens et Amis de l'UCL (1999)

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See detailPrinciples of QoS in group communications
Mathy, Laurent ULg; Edwards, C.; Hutchison, D.

in Telecommunication Systems (1999), 11(1), 59--84

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See detailGerhard Herzberg (1904-1999)
Biémont, Emile ULg; Dubois, I.

in Annuaire Cl. Sc. Acad. Roy. (1999), X

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See detailProtochlorophyllide-NADP(+) and protochlorophyllide-NADPH complexes and their regeneration after flash illumination in leaves and etioplast membranes of dark-grown wheat
Franck, Fabrice ULg; Bereza, B.; Boddi, B.

in Photosynthesis Research (1999), 59(1), 53-61

The fast (1 min) regeneration process of the photoactive Pchlide forms after a light flash was studied in etiolated wheat leaves, and this process was simulated in vitro by incubating etioplast inner ... [more ▼]

The fast (1 min) regeneration process of the photoactive Pchlide forms after a light flash was studied in etiolated wheat leaves, and this process was simulated in vitro by incubating etioplast inner membranes of wheat with excess NADPH or NADP(+). The 77 K fluorescence spectra were recorded after flash illumination, dark incubation and a subsequent flash illumination of the samples. A non-photoactive Pchlide form with an emission maximum at 650 nm was transiently detected in leaves during regeneration of a photoactive Pchlide form with an emission maximum at 654 nm. Gaussian deconvolution of fluorescence spectra of isolated membranes showed that this 650 nm form appeared in conditions of excess NADP(+), as suggested in previous studies. Additionally a Pchlide form emitting at 638.5 nm was detected in the same conditions. The analysis of the spectra of leaves at different times after a flash indicated that these two non-photoactive forms are involved as intermediates in the regeneration of photoactive Pchlide. This regeneration is in correlation with the production of the Chlide form emitting at 676 nm. The results demonstrate that, in vivo, part of the NADPH:protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase is reloading with nonphotoactive Pchlide on a fast time-scale and that the 676 nm Chlide form is the released product of the phototransformation in this process. [less ▲]

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See detailNovel macromolecular architectures based on aliphatic polyesters: relevance of the "coordination-insertion" ring-opening polymerization
Mecerreyes, David; Jérôme, Robert ULg; Dubois, Philippe ULg

in Advances in Polymer Science (1999), 147

Recent developments in the macromolecular engineering of aliphatic polyesters have been overviewed. First, aluminum alkoxides mediated living ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic (di)esters, i.e ... [more ▼]

Recent developments in the macromolecular engineering of aliphatic polyesters have been overviewed. First, aluminum alkoxides mediated living ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic (di)esters, i.e., lactones, lactides, glycolide, is introduced. An insight into this so-called "coordination-insertion" mechanism and the ability of this living polymerization process to prepare well-defined homopolymers, telechelic polymers, random and block copolymers is then discussed. In the second part, the combination of the living ROP of (di)lac-tones with other well-controlled polymerization mechanisms such as anionic, cationic, free radical, and metathesis polyadditions of unsaturated comonomers, as well as polyconden-sations, is reported with special emphasis on the design of new and well-tailored macromolecular architectures. As a result of the above synthetic breakthrough, a variety of novel materials have been developed with versatile applications in very different fields such as biomedical and microelectronics. [less ▲]

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See detailCD44v6 expression is an independent prognostic factor in node-negative FIGO stage IB cervical carcinoma.
Speiser, P.; KRIDELKA, Frédéric ULg; Tempfer, C. et al

in International Journal of Gynecological Cancer : Official Journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society (1999), 9(2), 160-165

Adhesion molecules such as CD44 play an important role in the metastatic cascade by mediating tumor cell interaction with the endothelium and the subendothelial matrix. As a so-called "lymphocyte homing ... [more ▼]

Adhesion molecules such as CD44 play an important role in the metastatic cascade by mediating tumor cell interaction with the endothelium and the subendothelial matrix. As a so-called "lymphocyte homing receptor," CD44 is physiologically involved in migration of circulating lymphocytes to lymphatic tissue. In the present study, we investigated the expression of CD44v3 and v6 in 237 patients with stage IB, N0 cervical carcinoma by means of immunohistochemistry. These results were correlated with the GOG score and other prognostic variables. Median follow-up was 82.6 months (39-110 months). Thirty-nine patients recurred and 35 died from disease within the observation period. In univariate analysis, the GOG score, histologic subtype, and CD44v6 expression were statistically significant predictors for poor overall survival (OS). In multivariate (Cox regression) analysis, the GOG score (< 40 vs. 40-120, RR: 1.37 (95% CI: 1.10-1.71); 40-120 vs. > 120, RR: 2.23 (95% CI: 1.28-3.88); P = 0.004), histologic subtype (adenosquamous carcinomas) (RR: 4.56 (95% CI: 1.49-13.92), P = 0.007) and CD44v6 expression (RR: 2.42 (95% CI: 1.14-5.10), P = 0.021) were independent predictors for poor OS. The expression of CD44v3 did not correlate with prognosis. Furthermore we found a strong correlation between CD44v6 expression and lymphovascular space invasion (LVSI) (chi2 = 17.01, P = 0.0001). Tumor expansion into the loco-regional lymphatic system is the preferred way of tumor spread in cervical carcinoma. The strong correlation of CD44v6 with LVSI produces a significant degree of suspicion that cervical carcinoma cells expressing CD44v6 could, by mimicking lymphocytes, exploit their pathways. [less ▲]

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See detailProjet Solidarité : Accompagnement d'équipes éducatives dans la réalisation de leur projet d'établissement
Munten, J.; Lenoir, A.; Mouvet, Bernadette ULg

in Point sur la Recherche en Education (Le) (1999), 12

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See detailUDP-N-Acetyl-alpha-D-glucosamine as acceptor substrate of beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase. Enzymatic synthesis of UDP-N-acetyllactosamine.
Elling, Lothar; Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Gallego, Ricardo Gallego et al

in Glycoconjugate Journal (1999), 16(7), 327-36

The capacity of UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) as an in vitro acceptor substrate for beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase (beta4GalT1, EC 2.4.1.38) from human and bovine milk and for recombinant ... [more ▼]

The capacity of UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) as an in vitro acceptor substrate for beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase (beta4GalT1, EC 2.4.1.38) from human and bovine milk and for recombinant human beta4GalT1, expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, was evaluated. It turned out that each of the enzymes is capable to transfer Gal from UDP-alpha-D-galactose (UDP-Gal) to UDP-GlcNAc, affording Gal(beta1-4)GlcNAc(alpha1-UDP (UDP-LacNAc). Using beta4GalT1 from human milk, a preparative enzymatic synthesis of UDP-LacNAc was carried out, and the product was characterized by fast-atom bombardment mass spectrometry and 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Studies with all three beta4GalTs in the presence of alpha-lactalbumin showed that the UDP-LacNAc synthesis is inhibited and that UDP-alpha-D-glucose is not an acceptor substrate. This is the first reported synthesis of a nucleotide-activated disaccharide, employing a Leloir glycosyltransferase with a nucleotide-activated monosaccharide as acceptor substrate. Interestingly, in these studies beta4GalT1 accepts an alpha-glycosidated GlcNAc derivative. The results imply that beta4GalT1 may be responsible for the biosynthesis of UDP-LacNAc, previously isolated from human milk. [less ▲]

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See detailVaux-et-Borset "La Chapelle Blanche" : campagne de fouille 1997
Hauzeur, Anne; Delye, Emmanuel ULg; Caspar, Jean-Paul

in Bulletin du Cercle archéologique Hesbaye-Condroz (1999), XXIV

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See detailThe Structural And Functional Organization Of H-Ns-Like Proteins Is Evolutionarily Conserved In Gram-Negative Bacteria
Bertin, P.; Benhabiles, N.; Krin, E. et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1999), 31(1), 319-29

The structural gene of the H-NS protein, a global regulator of bacterial metabolism, has been identified in the group of enterobacteria as well as in closely related bacteria, such as Erwinia chrysanthemi ... [more ▼]

The structural gene of the H-NS protein, a global regulator of bacterial metabolism, has been identified in the group of enterobacteria as well as in closely related bacteria, such as Erwinia chrysanthemi and Haemophilus influenzae. Isolated outside these groups, the BpH3 protein of Bordetella pertussis exhibits a low amino acid conservation with H-NS, particularly in the N-terminal domain. To obtain information on the structure, function and/or evolution of H-NS, we searched for other H-NS-related proteins in the latest databases. We found that HvrA, a trans-activator protein in Rhodobacter capsulatus, has a low but significant similarity with H-NS and H-NS-like proteins. This Gram-negative bacterium is phylogenetically distant from Escherichia coli. Using theoretical analysis (e.g. secondary structure prediction and DNA binding domain modelling) of the amino acid sequence of H-NS, StpA (an H-NS-like protein in E. coli), BpH3 and HvrA and by in vivo and in vitro experiments (e.g. complementation of various H-NS-related phenotypes and competitive gel shift assay), we present evidence that these proteins belong to the same class of DNA binding proteins. In silico analysis suggests that this family also includes SPB in R. sphaeroides, XrvA in Xanthomonas oryzae and VicH in Vibrio cholerae. These results demonstrate that proteins structurally and functionally related to H-NS are widespread in Gram-negative bacteria. [less ▲]

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See detailPlasma myeloperoxidase level and polymorphonuclear leukocyte activation in horses suffering from large intestinal obstruction requiring surgery: preliminary results.
Grulke, Sigrid ULg; Benbarek, H.; Caudron, I. et al

in Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research = Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire (1999), 63(2), 142-7

Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a specific enzyme of neutrophil azurophilic granules with a strong oxidative activity. Thanks to a radioimmunoassay of equine myeloperoxidase, the authors have observed a ... [more ▼]

Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a specific enzyme of neutrophil azurophilic granules with a strong oxidative activity. Thanks to a radioimmunoassay of equine myeloperoxidase, the authors have observed a significantly higher plasma level of MPO in horses operated for strangulation obstruction of the large intestine (n = 6) than in horses suffering from a non-strangulating displacement of the large intestine (n = 9). For the 2 groups, 3 phases were distinguished: reception (P1), intensive care (P2) and terminal phase (P3). The mean peak values of MPO for these phases were 121.6 ng/mL (P1), 168.6 ng/mL (P2), and 107.0 ng/mL (P3) for the non-strangulating group, and 242.6 ng/mL (P1); 426.0 ng/mL (P2), and 379.5 ng/mL (P3) for the strangulation group. The variations of the mean peak values of plasma MPO were significantly different between the 2 groups and between the different phases. A significant increase of the least square means of MPO was observed between P1 and P2. A significant decrease of the least square means of the number of circulating leukocytes was observed between P1 and P3. Polymorphonuclear neutrophil activation could play a major role in the pathogenesis of acute abdominal disease and endotoxic shock. [less ▲]

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See detailGEQUAC, an excess Gibbs energy model describing associating and non-associating liquid mixtures by a new model concept for functional groups
Egner, Katja; Gaube, Johann; Pfennig, Andreas ULg

in Fluid Phase Equilibria (1999), 158(381-389),

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See detailCLF Based designs with robustness to dynamic input uncertainties
Jankovic, Mrdjan; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg; Kokotovic, Petar

in Systems & Control Letters (1999), 37

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See detailEffects of Nimesulide and Indometacin on Cox-1 and Cox-2: A Comparative Study
de Leval, X.; Dogné, Jean-Michel ULg; Neven, P. et al

in Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique (1999), 54(3), 89-90

Evidence of the existence of two forms of cyclooxygenases and the clinical relevance of COX-2 inhibition led to the development of COX-2 selective NSAIDs. In order to evaluate this selectivity, we have ... [more ▼]

Evidence of the existence of two forms of cyclooxygenases and the clinical relevance of COX-2 inhibition led to the development of COX-2 selective NSAIDs. In order to evaluate this selectivity, we have developed and validated an enzymatic method. The precision and reproducibility of the assay were determined and COX-2 selectivity examined using nimesulide and indometacin. [less ▲]

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See detailLa desinfection des endoscopes par machines automatiques est-elle devenue obligatoire?
Delwaide, Jean ULg; Pelckmans, P.; Defrance, P. et al

in Revue Médicale de Bruxelles (1999), 20(1), 49-50

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See detailNegative magnetoresistance in mixed-valence La0.6Y0.1Ca0.3MnO3: Evidence for charge localization governed by the Curie-Weiss law
Sergeenkov, S.; Bougrine, Hassan ULg; Ausloos, Marcel ULg et al

in JETP Letters (1999), 70(2), 141-146

The colossal negative magnetoresistance Delta rho observed in La0.6Y0.1Ca0.3MnO3 at B=1 T shows an unusual, nearly perfect symmetry (around the peak temperature T-0=160 K), suggestive of a Curie-Weiss ... [more ▼]

The colossal negative magnetoresistance Delta rho observed in La0.6Y0.1Ca0.3MnO3 at B=1 T shows an unusual, nearly perfect symmetry (around the peak temperature T-0=160 K), suggestive of a Curie-Weiss-dominated transport mechanism in this material both above and below the field-dependent Curie temperature T(C)equivalent to T-0. Attributing this symmetry to strong magnetic fluctuations below T-C (which are triggered by the Y substitution and cause a "bootstrap" destruction of the ferromagnetic phase), the data are interpreted in terms of the nonthermal spin hopping and magnetization-dependent charge carrier localization scenario leading to Delta rho=-rho(s)(1-e(-gamma M2)), with the magnetization M(T,B)=CB/\ T-T-C(B)\(nu). The separate fits through all the data points above and below T-C yield C(+)similar or equal to 2C(-) and nu(+)similar or equal to nu(-)similar or equal to 1, in agreement with the predictions of the Landau mean-field theory. (C) 1999 American Institute of Physics. [S0021-3640(99)01314-6]. [less ▲]

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See detailLes nouveaux outils de l'amenagement forestier: l'exemple des systemes d'information geographique.
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Revue Forestière Française (1999), 51(Numero special), 169-184

Forest managers have to collect, process and use huge amounts of data for analysis, planning or management purposes. Most of these data have a spatial component which make them useful for decision-making ... [more ▼]

Forest managers have to collect, process and use huge amounts of data for analysis, planning or management purposes. Most of these data have a spatial component which make them useful for decision-making. The development of information technology has given rise to specific tools for the processing of spatial data : Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The methodological improvements required to take full advantage of these tools in practical applications have not always followed the development of this technology. The main goal of this paper is to take stock of the potential for using GIS in forest management. The emphasis is on three questions : (i) what is a GIS, (ii) what is it useful for and (iii) how is it implemented ? [less ▲]

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See detailH-1-N-15 HMQC for the identification of metal-bound histidines in Cd-113-substituted Bacillus cereus zinc beta-lactamase
Damblon, Christian ULg; Prosperi, Christelle ULg; Lian, L. Y. et al

in Journal of the American Chemical Society (1999), 121(49), 11575-11576

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See detailIntracranial pressure during liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure.
Detry, Olivier ULg; Arkadopoulos, N.; Ting, P. et al

in Transplantation (1999), 67(5), 767-70

During orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), some patients develop cerebral injury secondary to intracranial hypertension. We monitored intracranial pressure (ICP ... [more ▼]

During orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), some patients develop cerebral injury secondary to intracranial hypertension. We monitored intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) before and during OLT in 12 FHF patients undergoing transplantation. All four patients who had normal ICP preoperatively maintained normal ICP/CPP throughout OLT. During OLT, four of the eight patients with pretransplant intracranial hypertension had six episodes of ICP increase. These episodes of intracranial hypertension occurred during failing liver dissection (n=3) and graft reperfusion (n=3). At the end of the anhepatic phase, the ICP was lower than the preoperative ICP in all patients, and was below 15 mmHg in all but one patient. These data suggest that in FHF patients who develop intracranial hypertension before OLT, dissection of the native liver and graft reperfusion are associated with a risk of brain injury resulting from intracranial hypertension and cerebral hypoperfusion. [less ▲]

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See detailLifetime measurements in Yb II with time-resolved laser spectroscopy
Li, Z. S.; Svanberg, S.; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1999), 32

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See detailFunctional and cooperative interactions between the homeodomain PDX1, Pbx, and Prep1 factors on the somatostatin promoter
Goudet, Ghylène; Delhalle, Sylvie; Biemar, Frédéric et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1999), 274(7), 4067-73

Expression of the somatostatin gene in endocrine pancreatic cells is controlled by several regulatory cis-elements located in the promoter region. Among these, the adjacent UE-A and TSEI elements, located ... [more ▼]

Expression of the somatostatin gene in endocrine pancreatic cells is controlled by several regulatory cis-elements located in the promoter region. Among these, the adjacent UE-A and TSEI elements, located from -113 to -85 relative to the transcription initiation site, function in combination and act as a pancreas-specific mini-enhancer. The TSEI element is recognized by the pancreatic homeodomain factor PDX1. In the present study, we show that the UE-A element binds a heterodimeric complex composed of a Pbx factor and the Prep1 protein, both belonging to the atypical three-amino acid loop extension homeodomain family. Recombinant Pbx1 and Prep1 proteins bind cooperatively to the UE-A site, whereas neither protein can bind this site alone. Transient transfection experiments reveal that both Pbx1 and Prep1 are required to generate a strong transcriptional activation from the UE-A element when this element is inserted close to the TATA box. In contrast, in the context of the intact somatostatin promoter or mini-enhancer, Pbx1 and Prep1 alone have no effect, but they produce a drastic activation when the pancreatic homeodomain factor PDX1 is also coexpressed. Thus, the activity of the somatostatin mini-enhancer is mediated by a cooperative interaction between the Pbx-Prep1 heterodimeric complex and the pancreatic factor PDX1. [less ▲]

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See detailbeta-amyloid peptide interacts specifically with the carboxy-terminal domain of human apolipoprotein E: Relevance to Alzheimer's disease
Pillot, T.; Goethals, M.; Najib, J. et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1999), 72(1), 230-7

Growing evidence indicates the involvement of apolipoprotein E (apoE) in the development of late-onset and sporadic forms of Alzheimer's disease, although its exact role remains unclear. We previously ... [more ▼]

Growing evidence indicates the involvement of apolipoprotein E (apoE) in the development of late-onset and sporadic forms of Alzheimer's disease, although its exact role remains unclear. We previously demonstrated that beta-amyloid peptide (Abeta) displays membrane-destabilizing properties and that only apoE2 and E3 isoforms inhibit these properties. In this study, we clearly demonstrate that the carboxy-terminal lipid-binding domain of apoE (e.g., residues 200-299) is responsible for the Abeta-binding activity of apoE and that this interaction involves pairs of apoE amphipathic alpha-helices. We further demonstrate that Abeta is able to inhibit the association of the C-terminal domain of apoE with lipids due to the formation of Abeta/apoE complexes resistant to sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. On the contrary, the amino-terminal receptor-binding domain of apoE (e.g., residues 129-169) is not able to form stable complexes with Abeta. These data extend our understanding of human apoE-dependent binding of Abeta by involving the C-terminal domain of apoE in the efficient formation of apoE/Abeta complex. [less ▲]

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See detailLattice dynamics of BaTiO3, PbTiO3, and PbZrO3: A comparative first-principles study
Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Cockayne, E.; Waghmare, U. V. et al

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (1999), 60(2), 836-843

The full phonon dispersion relations of lead titanate and lead zirconate in the cubic perovskite structure are computed using first-principles variational density-functional perturbation theory, with nb ... [more ▼]

The full phonon dispersion relations of lead titanate and lead zirconate in the cubic perovskite structure are computed using first-principles variational density-functional perturbation theory, with nb initio pseudopotentials and a plane-wave basis set. Comparison with the results previously obtained for barium titanate shows that the change of a single constituent (Ba to Pb, Ti to Zr) has profound effects on the character and dispersion of unstable modes, with significant implications for the nature of the phase transitions and the dielectric and piezoelectric responses of the compounds. Examination of the interatomic force constants in real space, obtained by a transformation which correctly treats the long-range dipolar contribution, shows that most are strikingly similar, while it is the differences in a few key interactions which produce the observed changes in the phonon dispersions. These trends suggest the possibility of the transferability of force constants to predict the lattice dynamics of perovskite solid solutions. [less ▲]

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See detailEspace urbanisé et espace non urbanisé au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.
Schmitz, Serge ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1999), 36

The paper uses agriculture and forestry statistics to determine major trends of both urbanized and non urbanized development in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It outlines the new morphological ... [more ▼]

The paper uses agriculture and forestry statistics to determine major trends of both urbanized and non urbanized development in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It outlines the new morphological urbanization. The urban areas has been confined since the indsutrial revolution to the south west of the country. However during the seventies development was structured by the transport corridors extending from the capital and mining areas. Two new urban regions began also to develop : the "dipole" Ettelbürck-Diekirch and the Moselle valley. Recent trends of urban development is in contrast to the earlier trends characterized by wide spreads morphological urbanization notably in the Oesling. [less ▲]

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See detailThe influence of cortical perforations and of space filling with peripheral blood on the kinetics of guided bone generation. A comparative histometric study in the rat.
Rompen, Eric ULg; Biewer, Robert; Van Heusden, Alain ULg et al

in Clinical Oral Implants Research (1999), 10(2), 85-94

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of cortical perforations and of peripheral blood addition in guided bone generation beyond the skeletal envelope in rats. A total of 30 isogenic ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of cortical perforations and of peripheral blood addition in guided bone generation beyond the skeletal envelope in rats. A total of 30 isogenic adult rats were divided into 3 equal groups. In each rat, two hollow parallelipipedic titanium chambers were placed bilaterally on the calvaria after a periosteal skin flap was raised. While on the right sides (controls) the osseous surface was left intact and the chambers were empty, the cortical bone under the left-side chambers (test sites) was perforated with nine 0.8 mm-diameter holes (group I), or left intact but with the chambers filled with a clot of peripheral blood (group II). In group III, both procedures were combined in the test sites. The healing was assessed at 4, 8 and 16 weeks after surgery by histologic and computer-assisted histometric analysis. The results demonstrated a substantial augmentation of on average 141% (SD 18) of the skull's thickness after 16 weeks in the controls, indicating that a predictable bone formation can be achieved beneath completely occlusive barriers over a non-injured cortical layer. In all test groups, a significantly larger bone augmentation was observed after 16 weeks compared to the control sites 172.8% (SD 41.7) in group I (P < 0.05), 172.0% (SD 18.4) in group II (P < 0.05) and 221.5% (SD 42.3) in group III (P < 0.001), demonstrating that stimulating blood supply and bone forming cells access by cortical perforations and/or blood clot addition enhances de novo bone formation in this experimental model. [less ▲]

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See detailMalathion Resistance Increases Male Reproductive Success In Tribolium Castaneum (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae)
Arnaud, L.; Haubruge, Eric ULg; Gaspar, Charles ULg

in Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France (1999), 35

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See detailEfficient Implicit Schemes for Finite Element Impact Simulation
Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg; Graillet, D.

in International Journal of Crashworthiness (1999), 4(3), 273-285

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See detailGezelle, mens en onmens
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Gezelliana. Kroniek van de Gezellestudie (1999)

This article reflects on how the work of the reactionary 19th-century Flemish poet Guido Gezelle can be 'saved' through innovative rereadings.

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See detailFlora and vegetation of Turtell V, Turtell Islands group (Queensland, Australia).
De Sloover, Jacques; Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique = Bulletin van de Nationale Plantentuin van België (1999), 67

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See detailForest inventories and biodiversity
Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Unasylva (1999), 50(196), 35-41

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See detailBisphosphonates : an update
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteologia-Osteology (1999), 2

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See detailChemical changes and influences of rapeseed antinutritional factors on lamb physiology and performance - 2. Plasma substances and activity of the thyroid
Mandiki, S. N. M.; Mabon, N.; Derycke, G. et al

in Animal Feed Science & Technology (1999), 81(1-2), 93-103

In order to study the effects of a high level of rapeseed meal in the diet on endocrine function and thyroid activity, sixty six Texel, Suffolk or crossbred lambs allocated to three groups were fed ad ... [more ▼]

In order to study the effects of a high level of rapeseed meal in the diet on endocrine function and thyroid activity, sixty six Texel, Suffolk or crossbred lambs allocated to three groups were fed ad libitum with concentrates containing 0% (Control) or 25% of rapeseed meal obtained with either Samourai (Samourai) or Honk (Honk) rapeseed varieties. Lambs were weaned at 88 +/- 8 days of age and 24 +/- 5 kg of live weight and were slaughtered when their fattening state was estimated to be satisfactory. Blood samples were taken fortnightly for the determinations of hormones, glucose and transaminases (GOT and GPT). To evaluate the capacity of hormone production, the thyroid glands were collected at slaughter and the in-vitro release of thyroid hormones was recorded. The plasma concentrations in triiodothyronine (T-3) and thyroxine (T-4) decreased (P <0.05) with the age of lambs and were lower (P <0.05) in the Samourai and Honk groups than in the Control. Moreover, the capacity of T-3 and T-4 production by the thyroid gland shown by the in-vitro T-3 and T-4 accumulation in the thyroid tissues was higher (P <0.05) in the Control than in the two rapeseed groups. In contrast, the concentrate with rapeseed meal had no effect on the plasma concentrations in GH, cortisol and insulin nor on other substances (glucose, GOT and GPT). These results indicate that the ingestion of rapeseed meal induces a low functional disorder of the thyroid without affecting the animal performance of lambs, as we reported previously. This is because the thyroid hormones do not appear to play a major role in the processes of growth and fattening, these having been successively taken under the control on priority by GH and insulin. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailComplementary finite element magnetodynamic formulations with enforced magnetic fluxes
Dular, Patrick ULg; Gyselinck, Johan; Henrotte, François et al

in Compel-the International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1999), 18(4), 656-667

Two complementary 3D finite element formulations, with either the magnetic field or the magnetic vector potential as unknowns, are developed to deal with the modeling of eddy currents in electrical steel ... [more ▼]

Two complementary 3D finite element formulations, with either the magnetic field or the magnetic vector potential as unknowns, are developed to deal with the modeling of eddy currents in electrical steel laminations. The magnetic flux through the flux gates of the conducting region is imposed via the boundary terms of the weak formulations, in a natural way thanks to the use of edge finite elements. The two formulations are applied to a simple 1D eddy current problem with analytical solution. As a practical 3D application example, a T-joint region of an electrical steel lamination is considered. [less ▲]

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See detailPregnancy Associated Glycoproteins in Ruminants: Inactive Members of the Aspartic Proteinase Family
Beckers, Jean-François ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; Garbayo, J. M. et al

in Acta Veterinaria Hungarica (1999), 47(4), 461-9

The Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs) presented in this paper are largely expressed in the ruminant placenta. These proteins are classified as probably inactive members of the aspartic proteinase ... [more ▼]

The Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs) presented in this paper are largely expressed in the ruminant placenta. These proteins are classified as probably inactive members of the aspartic proteinase family. Pepsinogen, renin, cathepsin E [less ▲]

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See detailCan the standardized uptake value characterize primary brain tumors on FDG-PET?
Hustinx, Roland ULg; Smith, R. J.; Benard, F. et al

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine (1999), 26(11), 1501-9

The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of measuring the standardized uptake value (SUV) in primary brain tumors on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of measuring the standardized uptake value (SUV) in primary brain tumors on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Two groups of patients were studied. Whole-brain glucose cerebral metabolic rates (wCMRs) and SUVs were obtained in 20 normal subjects. Twenty-seven patients with histology-proven malignant primary CNS tumors (high-grade gliomas n=22, primitive neuroectodermal tumors n=3, ependymomas n=2) were also studied. The degree of FDG uptake was assessed by visual inspection and thereafter regions of interest were placed over the lesion, the contralateral cortex and white matter and the whole brain. Average (avg) and maximum (max) pixel values were determined in each site. Based on these measurements, SUV, tumor to cortex (T/C) and tumor to white matter (T/WM) activity ratios were calculated. There was no correlation between wCMRs (4.55+/-0.36 mg min(-1) 100 g(-1)) and wSUVs (5.41+/-0.43) in the normal subjects (r=0.18, P=0.45). In the second group, 17 lesions were described as definitely and seven as probably malignant. However, SUVs in these tumors and in the contralateral cortex were not significantly different. Although the SUVs were generally higher in the tumor than in the contralateral white matter, there was a significant overlap between the values. The range of the SUVs was wide: 2.54-11.8 for the tumors, 2.98-9.96 for the cortex and 1.87-6.76 for the white matter. SUVs in the normal cortex were negatively correlated with blood glucose level at the time of the injection. SUVs in the whole brain and in the cortex were lower in patients previously treated by irradiation, even months after completion of the treatment. No correlation was detectable between any of the SUVs and the age of the patients, tumor type, time post injection, use of dexamethasone, patient weight, dose injected and visual score. With cutoff levels of 1.5 for T max/WM and 0.6 for T max/C, the sensitivity of the activity ratios was 74% and 96% respectively. In conclusion, SUVs do not correlate with CMRs across subjects and appear to be of limited value in characterizing brain tumors. Visual assessment and measurement of the activity ratios currently remain the most reliable methods of analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailDiagnostiquer les Troubles Spécifiques de l'Apprentissage
Garcet, Serge ULg

in Revue Scientifique de l'AIGS, (1999), 2

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See detailA study of within-laboratory variability based on data from the Belgian External Quality Assessment (EQA) programme
Zhang, Lixin; Albert, Adelin ULg; Hamers, N. et al

in Clinical Chemistry (1999), 45(6)

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See detailModélisation spatiale de la sélection de l'habitat chez le Blaireau européen (Meles meles) au moyen d'un Système d'Information Géographique.
Vanhalle, L.; Defourny, P.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Cahiers des Réserves Naturelles -Rnob (1999), 13

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See detailThe belgian experience in unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation: identification of center experience as an important prognostic factor.
Dresse, Marie-Françoise ULg; Boogaerts, Marc; Vermylen, Christiane et al

in Haematologica (1999), 84(7), 637-42

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We reviewed all unrelated donor bone marrow transplants (UDBMT) performed in Belgium up to December 1995 to identify prognostic factors for relapse, transplant-related mortality ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We reviewed all unrelated donor bone marrow transplants (UDBMT) performed in Belgium up to December 1995 to identify prognostic factors for relapse, transplant-related mortality and survival. DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 163 UDBMT were performed in 92 males and 71 females aged 1-55 (median 26) years. Patients were transplanted for ALL (n=35), AML (n=34), CML (n=51), other myeloid malignancies (n=14), SAA (n=21) or miscellaneous other diseases (n=8). Most patients had advanced disease; a few patients were in CR1 (n=10) or early chronic phase (CP) of CML (n=5). RESULTS: Overall survival at 5 yrs was 17% (95% confidence interval: 8-32%), but survival was significantly better for patients with non-malignant disorders (55% at 4 yrs). The relapse rate +/-SE was projected to be 40 (28-54)% at 5 yrs, 36 (20-56)% for standard-risk and 68 (43-85)% for high-risk malignancies (p=0.0029). There was no relapse in CML patients transplanted in 1st CP compared to 68% at 4 yrs with more advanced CML (p=0.0033). Grade II-IV acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) occurred in 55% by day 100 and was strongly modulated by age, ranging from 41% in <20-yr-old to 80% in >40-yr-old patients (p=0. 0021). Transplant-related mortality (TRM) was projected to be 72 (52-87)% at 5 yrs including 2 very late deaths from lung fibrosis and secondary cancer. Main causes of death were original disease in 27, secondary malignancy in 2, GVHD in 28, interstitial pneumonia in 21, other infections in 19, and miscellaneous toxic causes in 21 patients. In multivariate analysis, the relapse rate was strongly dependent on the disease status (p=0.0029), TRM being significantly worse with older age (p=0.0049), and overall survival being significantly worse in more advanced disease (p=0.0006), after a second transplant (p=0.0166), in centers of smaller size (p=0.0316) and in older patients (NS). INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: Although results have improved somewhat in recent years, UDBMT remains a procedure with a high TRM. UDBMT should be performed in patients with less advanced diseases and in centers with more experience, particularly in the treatment of adult patients. [less ▲]

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See detailNanometer scale organization of mixed surfactin/phosphatidylcholine monolayers
Deleu, Magali ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg; Jacques, Philippe ULg et al

in Biophysical Journal (1999), 77(4), 2304-2310

Mixed monolayers of the surface-active lipopeptide surfactin-C-15 and of dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) were deposited on mica and their nanometer scale organization was investigated using atomic ... [more ▼]

Mixed monolayers of the surface-active lipopeptide surfactin-C-15 and of dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) were deposited on mica and their nanometer scale organization was investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). AFM topographic images revealed phase separation for mixed monolayers prepared at 0.1, 0.25, and 0.5 surfactin molar ratios. This was in agreement with the monolayer properties at the air-water interface indicating a tendency of the two compounds to form bidimensional domains in the mixed systems. The step height measured between the surfactin and the DPPC domains was 1.2 +/- 0.1 nm, pointing to a difference in molecular orientation: while DPPC had a vertical orientation, the large peptide ring of surfactin was lying on the mica surface. The N/C atom concentration ratios obtained by XPS for pure monolayers were compatible with two distinct geometric models: a random layer for surfactin and for DPPC, a layer of vertically-oriented molecules in which the polar headgroups are in contact with mica. XPS data for mixed systems were accounted for by a combination of the two pure monolayers, considering respective surface coverages that were in excellent agreement with those measured by AFM. These results illustrate the complementarity of AFM and XPS to directly probe the molecular organization of multicomponent monolayers. [less ▲]

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See detailCarbon stocks and isotopic budgets of the terrestrial biosphere at mid-Holocene and last glacial maximum times
François, Louis ULg; Godderis, Y.; Warnant, Pierre ULg et al

in Chemical Geology (1999), 159(1-4), 163-189

The carbon fluxes, stocks and isotopic budgets of the land biosphere at mid-Holocene (6 ka BP) and last glacial maximum (21 ka BP) times are reconstructed with the CARbon Assimilation In the Biosphere ... [more ▼]

The carbon fluxes, stocks and isotopic budgets of the land biosphere at mid-Holocene (6 ka BP) and last glacial maximum (21 ka BP) times are reconstructed with the CARbon Assimilation In the Biosphere (CARATB) model forced with two different sets of climates simulated by the European Centre-HAMburg (ECHAM) and LMD general circulation models. It is found that the trends predicted on the basis of both sets of GCM climatic fields are generally consistent with each other, although substantial discrepancies in the magnitude of the changes may be observed. Actually, these discrepancies in the biospheric results associated with the use of different GCM climatic fields are usually smaller than the differences between biospheric runs performed while considering or neglecting the CO2 fertilization effect (which might, however, be overestimated by the model due to uncertainties concerning changes in nutrient availability). The calculated changes with respect to the present of the biosphere carbon stock range from - 132 to + 92 Gt C for the mid-Holocene and from -710 to +70 Gt C for the last glacial maximum. It is also shown that the relative contribution of the material synthesized by C-4 plants to the total biomass of vegetation, litter and soils was substantially larger at mid-Holocene and last glacial maximum times than today. This change in the relative importance of the C-3 and C-4 photosynthetic pathways induced changes in the C-13 fractionation of the land biosphere. These changes in the average biospheric fractionation resulting from the redistribution of C-3 and C-4 plants were partly compensated for by changes of opposite sign in the fractionation of C-3 plants due to the modification of the intercellular CO2 pressure within their leaves. With respect to present times, the combination of both processes reduced the C-13 discrimination (i.e., less negative fractionation) of the land biosphere by 0.03 to 0.32 parts per thousand during the mid-Holocene and by 0.30 to 1.86 parts per thousand at the last glacial maximum. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailMolecular Cloning And Characterization Of The Enzyme Udp-Glucose: Protein Transglucosylase From Potato
Bocca, Sn.; Kissen, R.; Rojas-Beltran, Ja. et al

in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (1999), 37(11),

See detailUne néoplasie colique de cause endocrinienne…
Beckers, Albert ULg

in Médecine et Thérapeutique (1999), 5(2), 153-159

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See detailConstraint-generating dependencies
Baudinet, Marianne; Chomicki, Jan; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Computer & System Sciences (1999), 59(1), 94-115

Traditionally, dependency theory has been developed for uninterpreted data. Specifically, the only assumption that is made about the data domains is that data values can be compared for equality. However ... [more ▼]

Traditionally, dependency theory has been developed for uninterpreted data. Specifically, the only assumption that is made about the data domains is that data values can be compared for equality. However, data is often interpreted and there can be advantages in considering data as such, for instance, obtaining more compact representations as is done in constraint databases. This paper considers dependency theory in the context of interpreted data. Specifically, it studies constraint-generating dependencies. These are a generalization of equality-generating dependencies where equality requirements are replaced by constraints on an interpreted domain. The main technical results in the paper are a general decision procedure for the implication and consistency problems for constraint-generating dependencies and complexity results for specific classes of such dependencies over given domains. The decision procedure proceeds by reducing the dependency problem to a decision problem for the constraint theory of interest and is applicable as soon as the underlying constraint theory is decidable. The complexity results are, in some cases, directly lifted from the constraint theory; in other cases, optimal complexity bounds are obtained by taking into account the specific form of the constraint decision problem obtained by reducing the dependency implication problem. (C) 1999 Academic Press. [less ▲]

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See detailLocalization of human transcription factor TEF-4 and TEF-5 (TEAD2, TEAD3) genes to chromosomes 19q13.3 and 6p21.2 using fluorescence in situ hybridization and radiation hybrid analysis
Jacquemin, Patrick; Depetris, Danielle; Mattei, Marie-Geneviève et al

in Genomics (1999), 55(1), 127-9

Embryonic TEA domain-containing factor (ETF) belongs to the family of proteins structurally related to transcriptional enhancer factor-1 (TEF-1) and is implicated in neural development. Isolation and ... [more ▼]

Embryonic TEA domain-containing factor (ETF) belongs to the family of proteins structurally related to transcriptional enhancer factor-1 (TEF-1) and is implicated in neural development. Isolation and characterization of the cosmid clones encoding the mouse ETF gene (Etdf) revealed thatEtdfspans approximately 17.9 kb and consists of 12 exons. The exon–intron structure ofEtdfclosely resembles that of theDrosophila scallopedgene, indicating that these genes may have evolved from a common ancestor. The multiple transcription initiation sites revealed by S1 protection and primer extension analyses are consistent with the absence of the canonical TATA and CAAT boxes in the 5′-flanking region, which contains many potential regulatory sequences, such as the E-box, N-box, Sp1 element, GATA-1 element, TAATGARAT element, and B2 short interspersed element (SINE) as well as several direct and inverted repeat sequences. TheEtdflocus was assigned to the proximal region of mouse chromosome 7 using fluorescencein situhybridization and linkage mapping analyses. These results provide the molecular basis for studying the regulation,in vivofunction, and evolution ofEtdf. *1 The approved gene symbol for embryonic TEA domain-containing factor (ETF) by MGD isEtdf.The nucleotide sequences reported in this paper have been deposited with the GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ Data Libraries under Accession Nos. D83586–D83596. Mapping data from this article have been deposited in the Mouse Genome Database under Accession Nos. MGD-CREX-618 for genetic mapping and MGD-INEX-21 forin situhybridization, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailUltrasonographic anatomy of the accessory ligament of the superficial digital flexor tendon in horses.
Denoix, J. M.; Busoni, Valeria ULg

in Equine Veterinary Journal (1999), 31(3), 186-91

The ultrasonographic anatomy of the accessory ligament of the superficial digital flexor tendon (AL-SDFT) in the horse is presented. Comparison between anatomical sections of isolated limbs and ultrasound ... [more ▼]

The ultrasonographic anatomy of the accessory ligament of the superficial digital flexor tendon (AL-SDFT) in the horse is presented. Comparison between anatomical sections of isolated limbs and ultrasound scans of the distal antebrachium in sound horses enabled the authors to establish the normal reference ultrasonographic images of this structure. The AL-SDFT inserts 7-14 cm above the antebrachiocarpal joint on the palmaromedial aspect of the radius. Ultrasonographically it appears as an uniformly echogenic structure located deep to the median artery. The knowledge of ultrasonographic anatomy is essential for identification of abnormal images and assessment of AL-SDFT damage. [less ▲]

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See detailPrise en charge thérapeutique de la maladie de Huntington
DELVAUX, Valérie ULg; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Ahead in Neurology (1999), 3(2), 13-16

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See detailQuantitative palynology of Famennian events in the Ardenne-Rhine Regions.
Streel, Maurice ULg

in Abhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt (1999), 54

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See detailPotential applications of PET imaging in developing novel cancer therapies.
Hustinx, Roland ULg; Eck, S. L.; Alavi, A.

in Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1999), 40(6), 995-1002

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See detailLa Société nationale de la Petite Propriété Terrienne, Une institution entre ville et campagne
Mougenot, Catherine ULg

in Cahiers de l'Urbanisme (Les) (1999), (25-26), 42-45

Les maisons « terriennes » font partie de bon nombre de villes et villages. On connait pourtant mal l’origine de ces nombreux quartiers dont l’histoire se fonde dans l’attachement au jardin et la maitrise ... [more ▼]

Les maisons « terriennes » font partie de bon nombre de villes et villages. On connait pourtant mal l’origine de ces nombreux quartiers dont l’histoire se fonde dans l’attachement au jardin et la maitrise d’un environnement proche, un attrait que l’on redécouvre largement aujourd’hui. [less ▲]

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See detailLa petite musique d'Isabelle Stengers. Entretien avec une philosophe de l'invention
Havelange, Carl ULg; Despret, Vinciane ULg

in Le Carnet et les Instants (1999), juillet-décembre 1999(16 (paru en 2001)), 10-16

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See detailSite index curves and autecology of ash, sycamore and cherry in Wallonia (Southern Belgium)
Claessens, Hugues ULg; Pauwels, Dominique; Thibaut, André et al

in Forestry (1999), 72(3), 171-182

The work described in this article forms part of an exploratory study whose aim was to determine the main aspects of the autecology of ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.), sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) and ... [more ▼]

The work described in this article forms part of an exploratory study whose aim was to determine the main aspects of the autecology of ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.), sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) and cherry (Prunus avium L.) in Wallonia (Southern Belgium). The potential productivity of these species was studied using the site index approach (the height a crop achieves at a given age) which is the most widely accepted means for estimating site quality. As a first step, a set of site index curves were constructed from stem analysis and semi-permanent plots data using the Johnson (1935) and Schumacher (1939) model for ash and the Duplat and Tran-Ha (1986) model II for sycamore and cherry. For ash, dominant height achieved at age 50 is related to various soil-site characters (through adequate multiple regression analysis) in order to make the predictions of site quality applicable to both forested and non-forested land. Furthermore the sites expressed through soil attributes are classified in 'a site catalogue' for each species according to their productivity level. [less ▲]

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See detailBovine leukemia virus as a model for human T-cell leukemia virus
Willems, Luc ULg; Burny, A.; Dangoisse, O. et al

in Current Topics in Virology (1999)

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See detailSème inhérent et sème afférent. Examen des critères théoriques dans la sémantique interprétative de François Rastier
Badir, Sémir ULg

in Travaux de linguistique : revue internationale de linguistique Française (1999), 38

La sémantique interprétative, dont la rentabilité des applications, tant dans les études littéraires que dans les analyse de bases de données lexicologiques, n’est plus à vanter, repose sur quelques ... [more ▼]

La sémantique interprétative, dont la rentabilité des applications, tant dans les études littéraires que dans les analyse de bases de données lexicologiques, n’est plus à vanter, repose sur quelques critères théoriques relatifs à la détermination des différents types de sèmes (sème inhérent et sème afférent; sème spécifique et sème générique). On s’attache ici d’abord à montrer que ces critères, en dépit de leurs points d’ancrage dans la théorie structurale, ne sont pas définis de manière satisfaisante par François Rastier, initiateur et théoricien de cette sémantique. Puis on propose, au moins à titre d’hypothèse théorique dépourvue de contradiction, une nouvelle formulation des critères distinctifs des sèmes. [less ▲]

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See detailPrise en charge diagnostique d'un amas de calcifications atypiques par la méthode MIBB
LIFRANGE, Eric ULg; BOURDOUX, B; DESREUX, Joëlle ULg et al

in Gunaïkeia (1999), 4

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See detailImmunocytochemistry of lipids : chemical fixatives have dramatic effects on the preservation of tissue lipids
Maneta-Peyret, Lilly; Compère, Philippe ULg; Moreau, Patrick et al

in Histochemical Journal (The) (1999), 31

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See detailAnimal model genetic evaluation of type traits for five dairy cattle breeds
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Wiggans, G. R.; Wright, J. R.

in Journal of Dairy Science (1999), 82(6), 13501-135022

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See detailLong-term effects of oral estradiol and dydrogesterone on carbohydrate metabolism in postmenopausal women.
Gaspard, Ulysse ULg; Wery, Olivier ULg; Scheen, André ULg et al

in Climacteric : The Journal of the International Menopause Society (1999), 2(2), 93-100

OBJECTIVE: To determine in postmenopausal women the long-term effects on carbohydrate metabolism of the administration of oral micronized 17 beta-estradiol (2 mg/day continuously) and cyclical ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To determine in postmenopausal women the long-term effects on carbohydrate metabolism of the administration of oral micronized 17 beta-estradiol (2 mg/day continuously) and cyclical dydrogesterone (10 mg/day for 14 days per 28-day cycle). METHODS: A 2-year open-label prospective, non-comparative study was carried out of 13 healthy postmenopausal women receiving cyclical estradiol and dydrogesterone and serving as their own controls. Concentrations of blood glucose, plasma insulin, C-peptide, glucagon and free fatty acids (FFAs) were determined before treatment (base-line) and at 6, 12 and 24 months of hormone replacement therapy under fasting conditions and during a standard 75-g, 3-h, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). RESULTS: Fasting blood glucose levels were unchanged throughout the study, and the mean areas under the curves (AUCs) for glucose response increased slightly but non-significantly versus baseline; fasting plasma insulin levels tended a decrease, and AUCs for insulin responses to the glucose load fell by 23% from baseline (not significant); fasting C-peptide levels and AUCs were unchanged; plasma glucagon fasting levels and responses were in the normal range and stable throughout the study; and plasma FFA fasting levels decreased significantly, as well as FFA AUCs during OGTTs, at the 12th and 24th months of the study. CONCLUSIONS: During a 2-year treatment with oral estradiol and cyclical dydrogesterone, a direct progesterone derivative, tolerance to glucose was unchanged, fasting plasma insulin and insulin response to repeated glucose loads were decreased, and C-peptide levels remained unchanged, indicating a potential improvement in insulin sensitivity and clearance, as in younger women; additionally, a slightly enhanced antilipolytic activity of insulin was observed. [less ▲]

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See detailLe compostage, une pratique meconnue de gestion des dechets.
Culot, Marc ULg; Lebeau, S.

in Bulletin d'Information (Association Royale des Ingénieurs Issus de la Fusagx - Aigx) (1999), 5

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See detailTranscriptional Regulation Of The Mn/Ca 9 Gene Coding For The Tumor-Associated Carbonic Anhydrase Ix - Identification And Characterization Of A Proximal Silencer Element
Kaluz, S.; Kaluzova, M.; Opavsky, R. et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1999), 274(46),

The MN/CA 9 (MN) gene encodes a tumor-associated isoenzyme of the carbonic anhydrase family. Functional characterization of the 3. 5-kilobase pair MN 5' upstream region by deletion analysis led to the ... [more ▼]

The MN/CA 9 (MN) gene encodes a tumor-associated isoenzyme of the carbonic anhydrase family. Functional characterization of the 3. 5-kilobase pair MN 5' upstream region by deletion analysis led to the identification of the -173 to +31 fragment as the MN promoter. In vitro DNase I footprinting revealed the presence of five protected regions (PRs) within the MN promoter. Detailed deletion analysis of the promoter identified PR1 and PR2 (numbered from the transcription start) as the most critical for transcriptional activity. PR4 negatively affected transcription, since its deletion led to increased promoter activity and was confirmed to function as a promoter-, position-, and orientation-independent silencer element. Mutational analysis indicated that the direct repeat AGGGCacAGGGC is required for efficient repressor binding. Two components of the repressor complex (35 and 42 kDa) were found to be in direct contact with PR4 by UV cross-linking. Increased cell density, known to induce MN expression, did not affect levels of PR4 binding in HeLa cells. Significantly reduced repressor level seems to be responsible for MN up-regulation in the case of tumorigenic CGL3 as compared with nontumorigenic CGL1 HeLa x normal fibroblast hybrid cells. [less ▲]

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See detailLa guerre du tabac : Francorchamps contre-attaque
Abu Dalu, Firass ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (1999)

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See detailThe Indotriradites dolianitii Morphon, a distinctive group of miospore species from the Lower Carboniferous of Gondwana.
Loboziak; Melo, J.H.G.; Playford, G et al

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (1999), 107

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See detailCyanide-resistant, ATP-synthesis-sustained, and uncoupling-protein-sustained respiration during postharvest ripening of tomato fruit
Almeida, A.; Jarmuszkiewicz, W.; Khomsi, H. et al

in Plant Physiology (1999), 119

Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) mitochondria contain both alternative oxidase (AOX) and uncoupling protein as energy-dissipating systems that can decrease the efficiency of oxidative phosphorylation. We ... [more ▼]

Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) mitochondria contain both alternative oxidase (AOX) and uncoupling protein as energy-dissipating systems that can decrease the efficiency of oxidative phosphorylation. We followed the cyanide (CN)-resistant, ATP-synthesis-sustained, and uncoupling-protein-sustained respiration of isolated mitochondria, as well as the immunologically detectable levels of uncoupling protein and AOX, during tomato fruit ripening from the mature green stage to the red stage. The AOX protein level and CN-resistant respiration of isolated mitochondria decreased with ripening from the green to the red stage. The ATP-synthesis-sustained respiration followed the same behavior. In contrast, the level of uncoupling protein and the total uncoupling-protein-sustained respiration of isolated mitochondria decreased from only the yellow stage on. We observed an acute inhibition of the CN-resistant respiration by linoleic acid in the micromolar range. These results suggest that the two energy-dissipating systems could have different roles during the ripening process. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of YKL165c a new essential gene of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Delbecq, Xavier; Godrie, Thérèse ULg; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1999), 107

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See detailL'abus de prescription des substances soporifiques, stupéfiantes ou psychotropes
Boxho, Philippe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54

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See detailLa césarienne dans l'espèce bovine
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Lourtie, O; Ectors, Francis

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1999), 143

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See detailModification of the Thermoresistance to Spray-Drying of a Cold-Adapted Subtilisin by Genetic Engineering
Bare, G.; Diakiese, A.; Zgoulli, S. et al

in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1999), 77-79(Spring), 857-65

The thermoresistance of a cold-adapted subtilisin dried by spray-drying was studied. Proteolytic activity of this enzyme was measured before and after spray-drying. Without chemical additives, spray ... [more ▼]

The thermoresistance of a cold-adapted subtilisin dried by spray-drying was studied. Proteolytic activity of this enzyme was measured before and after spray-drying. Without chemical additives, spray-drying yields ranged from 2-13%. The use of arabic gum and lactose in the composition of the enzyme solutions allowed the strengthening of the enzyme structures and increased water mobility in the product. Increase of water mobility led to a shorter residence time of the product in the spray-drier and a net yield increase was obtained (yield higher than 50%). The effect of two selective mutations on the thermoresistance to spray-drying of the cold-adapted subtilisin was also investigated. Mutation T85D (introduction of an additional link with an ion Ca2+ necessary for enzyme activity, by substitution of Asp for Thr 85) had no effect on the thermoresistance of the subtilisin to spray-drying. Mutation H121W (introduction of an additional aromatic link by substitution of Trp for His 121) reduced the drying yield from 66% (not modified subtilisin) to 52%. This higher thermosensitivity could be explained by an increase of the hygroscopic character of the modified subtilisin (mutation H121W). [less ▲]

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See detailSymbolic Verification of Communication Protocols with Infinite State Spaces using QDDs
Boigelot, Bernard ULg; Godefroid, Patrice

in Formal Methods in System Design (1999), 14(3), 237-255

We study the verification of properties of communication protocols modeled by a finite set of finite-state machines that communicate by exchanging messages via unbounded FIFO queues. It is well-known that ... [more ▼]

We study the verification of properties of communication protocols modeled by a finite set of finite-state machines that communicate by exchanging messages via unbounded FIFO queues. It is well-known that most interesting verification problems, such as deadlock detection, are undecidable for this class of systems. However, in practice, these verification problems may very well turn out to be decidable for a subclass containing most "real" protocols. Motivated by this optimistic (and, we claim, realistic) observation, we present an algorithm that may construct a finite and exact representation of the state space of a communication protocol, even if this state space is infinite. Our algorithm performs a loop-first search in the state space of the protocol being analyzed. A loop-first search is a search technique that attempts to explore first the results of successive executions of loops in the protocol description (code). A new data structure named Queue-content Decision Diagram (QDD) is introduced for representing (possibly infinite) sets of queue-contents. Operations for manipulating QDDs during a loop-first search are presented. A loop-first search using QDDs has been implemented, and experiments on several communication protocols with infinite state spaces have been performed. For these examples, our tool completed its search, and produced a finite symbolic representation for these infinite state spaces. [less ▲]

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See detailA new database of astrophysical interest
Biémont, Emile ULg; Palmeri, P.; Quinet, Pascal ULg

in Astrophysics & Space Science (1999), 269-270

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See detailLes conditions de la rentabilité de la production d'embryons bovins par ponction folliculaire échoguidée et fécondation in vitro en Région Wallonne : première approche.
Dehareng, D.; Annet, C.; Dupont, F. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1999), 143

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See detailInteraction between Antitumor Drugs and a Double-Stranded Oligonucleotide Studied by Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Gabelica, Valérie ULg; De Pauw, Edwin ULg; Rosu, Frédéric ULg

in Journal of Mass Spectrometry [=JMS] (1999), 34(12), 1328-1337

Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry was used to investigate the complex formation between a double-stranded oligonucleotide and various antitumor drugs belonging to two categories: intercalators ... [more ▼]

Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry was used to investigate the complex formation between a double-stranded oligonucleotide and various antitumor drugs belonging to two categories: intercalators (ethidium bromide, amsacrine and ascididemin) and minor groove binders (Hoechst 33258, netropsin, distamycin A, berenil and DAPI). The goal of this study was to determine whether the relative intensities in the mass spectra reflect the relative abundances of the species in the solution phase. The full-scan mass spectra suggest non-specific binding for the intercalators and specific binding for the minor groove binders. The preferential stoichiometries adopted by each minor groove binder were determined by studying the influence of the drug concentration on the spectra. We obtained 2:1 > 1:1 for distamycin, 1:1 > 2:1 for Hoechst 33258 and DAPI and only the 1 : 1 complex for netropsin and berenil. These features reflect their known behavior in solution. The compared tandem mass spectra of the 1 : 1 complexes with Hoechst 33258 and netropsin, when correlated with published crystallographic data, suggest the possibility of inferring some structural information. The relative binding affinities of the drug for the considered duplex were deduced with two by two competition experiments, assuming that the relative intensities reflect the composition of the solution phase. The obtained affinity scale is netropsin > distamycin A > DAPI > Hoechst 33258 > berenil. These examples show some of the potential uses of mass spectrometry as a useful tool for the characterization of specific drug binding to DNA, and possibly a rapid drug screening method requiring small amounts of materials. [less ▲]

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See detailThe crystal structure of triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) from Thermotoga maritima: a comparative thermostability structural analysis of ten different TIM structures
Maes, Dominique; Zeelen, Johan P.; Thanki, Narmada et al

in Proteins (1999), 37(3), 441-53

The molecular mechanisms that evolution has been employing to adapt to environmental temperatures are poorly understood. To gain some further insight into this subject we solved the crystal structure of ... [more ▼]

The molecular mechanisms that evolution has been employing to adapt to environmental temperatures are poorly understood. To gain some further insight into this subject we solved the crystal structure of triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) from the hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga maritima (TmTIM). The enzyme is a tetramer, assembled as a dimer of dimers, suggesting that the tetrameric wild-type phosphoglycerate kinase PGK-TIM fusion protein consists of a core of two TIM dimers covalently linked to 4 PGK units. The crystal structure of TmTIM represents the most thermostable TIM presently known in its 3D-structure. It adds to a series of nine known TIM structures from a wide variety of organisms, spanning the range from psychrophiles to hyperthermophiles. Several properties believed to be involved in the adaptation to different temperatures were calculated and compared for all ten structures. No sequence preferences, correlated with thermal stability, were apparent from the amino acid composition or from the analysis of the loops and secondary structure elements of the ten TIMs. A common feature for both psychrophilic and T. maritima TIM is the large number of salt bridges compared with the number found in mesophilic TIMs. In the two thermophilic TIMs, the highest amount of accessible hydrophobic surface is buried during the folding and assembly process. [less ▲]

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See detailPyrométamorphisme induit par la gézéification souterraine de niveaux charbonneux du Westphalien dans le Bassin de Mons (Belgique)
Nzali, Timothée; Duchesne, Jean-Clair ULg; Jacquemin, Christiane et al

in Geologica Belgica (1999), 2(3-4), 221-234

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See detailLa loi du 23 novembre 1998 et le nouveau régime des clauses pénales
Biquet, Christine ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux (1999)

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See detailCompétences et savoirs terminaux en géographie. Réflexions et propositions.
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Cahiers de Géographie du Quebec (1999), 43(120), 437-449

On the occasion of the research projects initiated by the French Community of Belgium (Communauté Française de Belgique) as an application of its decree «Missions» (24.7.1997), this article develops some ... [more ▼]

On the occasion of the research projects initiated by the French Community of Belgium (Communauté Française de Belgique) as an application of its decree «Missions» (24.7.1997), this article develops some reflections and propositions concerning the geography courses during the last four years of the general and technological education. They are based on the notion of competence as well as on the definition of the necessary final competences in geography, which permits a new focusing of the learning procedures and a better organisation, in view of the objectives to attain. Moreover, the article tries to identify the geographical knowledge that is considered as necessary for the application of these competences. In fact, this one has been classified in three groups, each one concerning respectively : spatial references, keys for the study of the territorial organisations and study of particular themes. [less ▲]

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See detailNote sous Anvers, 23 juin 1999
Orban, Lionel ULg

in Actualités du Droit (1999)

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See detailModeling groundwater with ocean and river interaction
Carabin, Guy; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Water Resources Research (1999), 35(8), 2347-2358

We develop and implement the groundwater model, Saturated/Unsaturated Flow and Transport in 3D (SUFT3D), to integrate water quantity/quality data and simulations with models of other hydrologic cycle ... [more ▼]

We develop and implement the groundwater model, Saturated/Unsaturated Flow and Transport in 3D (SUFT3D), to integrate water quantity/quality data and simulations with models of other hydrologic cycle components, namely, rivers and the ocean. This work was done as part of the Sea Air Land Modeling Operational Network (SALMON) project supported by the IBM International Foundation through its Environmental Research Program. The first research steps, presented here, address the simulation of typical hydrologic conditions to demonstrate SUFT3D's effectiveness and accuracy. The theory behind the modeling of seawater intrusion and groundwater-river interaction is summarized along with the numerical methods and characteristics of SUFT3D. The code was applied to different, increasingly complex scenarios: confined to unconfined conditions, local to regional scale, homogeneous to increasing heterogeneity, two- to three-dimensional. Of particular interest were the impacts of different boundary conditions and influence of river interactions on seawater intrusion. Results are illustrated, discussed, and compared, when possible, to those in the literature. Simulating groundwater exchange between both the river and the ocean has provided interesting results that better depict the dynamics of flow and transport in coastal zone groundwater systems. [less ▲]

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See detail89 rue de Rome. Le rituel des “Mardis” mallarméens
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Art&Fact (1999), 18

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See detailIntérêt clinique de la tomographie à émission de positons dans la détection et le bilan d'extension des lymphomes non Hodgkiniens de malignité intermédiaire ou élevée
Najjar, Fadi; Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Paulus, Patrick et al

in Médecine Nucléaire : Imagerie Fonctionnelle et Métabolique (1999), 23

Accurate staging of non-Hodkin's lymphoma (NHL) is important for treatment management. We studied 53 patients (40 patients at initial diagnosis and 13 patients at disease recurrence) with ... [more ▼]

Accurate staging of non-Hodkin's lymphoma (NHL) is important for treatment management. We studied 53 patients (40 patients at initial diagnosis and 13 patients at disease recurrence) with histopathologically proven aggressive NHL to assess the value of whole-body FDG positron emission tomography (PET) as an imaging modality for staging and restaging NHL. All patients in this comparative analysis were submitted to clinical examination ; computed tomography (CT) and whole-body PET studies before starting the treatment. Results : whole-body FDG-PET seems to be more sensitive than clinical examination and CT imaging for detection of lymph node regions infiltrated by NHL : there were 98 abnormal peripheral lymph node regions senn by FDG-PET : 59 observed by clinical examination and 39 clinically undetected. The clinical examination showed 9 additional nodal lesions not seen by PET. Of 77 thoracic and abdominopelvic trated by CT. The CT studies showed 5 additional nodal lesions. Extranodal lymphomatous localisations in the liver (n=5), spleen (n=14), lungs (n=8), pleura (n=9), digestive tract (n=4), pelvis (n=2) and other sites (n=9) were identified by PET. Bone marrow infiltration demonstrated by PET was confirmed by biopsy in 6/10 patients, however known medullary invasion was not seen by PET imaging in 5 patients. Conclusion : whole-body FDG-PET without attenuation correction is an efficient, non-invasive method for staging and restaging aggressive NHL but marrow biopsy remains to be performed in addition to PET. [less ▲]

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See detailBarotropic and baroclinic oscillations in strongly stratified ocean basins - Numerical study of the Black Sea
Stanev, Emil; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg

in Journal of Marine Systems (1999), 19(1-3), 65-112

We investigate barotropic and baroclinic oscillations in strongly stratified basins using the Black Sea as a test case. The GHER 3D-model, which has active free surface and temperature and salinity fields ... [more ▼]

We investigate barotropic and baroclinic oscillations in strongly stratified basins using the Black Sea as a test case. The GHER 3D-model, which has active free surface and temperature and salinity fields as scalar state variables produces model results which are then analysed with a focus on barotropic and baroclinic waves at different scales. The model is forced by seasonally variable climatic data and river run-off. High frequency oscillations of the sea level simulated by the model are compared against observations. It is found that phases and amplitudes are simulated realistically. For the density field, long internal gravity waves dominate the solution in the sub-inertial range, The amplitudes of these oscillations increase over the continental slope, which provides an efficient mechanism for mixing in the western Black Sea. It is found that the sea surface oscillations interact with the oscillations in the pycnocline. This interaction could contribute to a modification of the vertical stratification in a long run. The vertical stratification, on its side, jointly with the bottom relief causes different appearances of oscillations over the continental slope and in the basin interior. Changes in the stability of stratification, caused by the seasonal cycle, are thus an important factor modifying wave processes and the resulting internal mixing. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLa démocratie et le lieu vide du pouvoir
Delruelle, Edouard ULg

in Réseaux : Revue Interdisciplinaire de Philosophie Morale et Politique (1999), 85-87

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See detailEstablished postmenopausal osteoporosis – Assessment of treatment options
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Halkin, V.; Fraikin, G. et al

in Menopause Review (1999), 1(IV), 39-55

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Denis, Brigitte ULg; Detroz, Pascal ULg

in Instruzione a distanza (1999), 11(15), 5-9

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See detailCell surface immunophenotype and gelatinase activity of the human breast carcinoma cell line (MCF-7/6) with functionally defective E-cadherin.
Hlavcak, P.; Sedlakova, O.; Sedlak, J. et al

in Neoplasma (1999), 46(1), 12-6

Expression of differentiation and adhesion cell surface antigens (LewisX - CD15, CD44, syndecan 1 - CD138 and basigin/EMMPRIN - CD147) were determined on the cell surface of human breast carcinoma MCF7 ... [more ▼]

Expression of differentiation and adhesion cell surface antigens (LewisX - CD15, CD44, syndecan 1 - CD138 and basigin/EMMPRIN - CD147) were determined on the cell surface of human breast carcinoma MCF7 cells in vitro with the aid of flow cytometry and compared with that of MCF-7/6 cells, with functionally defective E-cadherin system and increased biological aggressiveness. The major cell surface alterations in MCF-7/6 cells compared with the parental MCF-7 cell line were a markedly increased CD15 (LewisX) and CD44 antigen cell surface expression on MCF-7/6 cells. There were no major differences between parental MCF-7 and MCF-7/6 cells in cell surface syndecan 1, basigin/EMMPRIN, E-cadherin and high affinity non-integrin laminin receptor expression. The constitutive cell surface gelatinase A and B activities were absent on MCF-7 and faint in MCF-7/6 cells. Both phorbol ester TPA and tumor necrosis factor TNF-alpha induced a marked up-regulation of gelatinase B only in MCF-7/6 cells. No marked differences in penetration of MCF-7 vs. MCF-7/6 cells into collagen/fibroblast matrix in vitro were observed. The increased expression of CD15 (LewisX), CD44 antigen and TNF-alpha-inducible gelatinase B on MCF-7/6 cells may represent auxiliary factors contributing to the increased biological aggressiveness of MCF-7/6 cells. [less ▲]

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See detailL'enseignement à distance : quelques exemples européens
Denis, Brigitte ULg; Detroz, Pascal ULg

in Instruzione a distanza (1999), 11(15), 10-45

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See detailPeripheral blood stem cell contamination in mantle cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: the case for purging?
Jacquy, Caroline; Lambert, Frédéric ULg; Soree, A. et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (1999), 23(7), 681-6

Intensification using peripheral blood stem cells collected after chemotherapy followed by growth factors is being increasingly investigated as an alternative to conventional chemotherapy for mantle cell ... [more ▼]

Intensification using peripheral blood stem cells collected after chemotherapy followed by growth factors is being increasingly investigated as an alternative to conventional chemotherapy for mantle cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We investigated 14 grades III-IV, t(11;14)-positive cases for contamination of PBSC collected after a polychemotherapy regimen followed by G-CSF. Patients were first treated with a polychemotherapy regimen. There were four CR, seven PR, two refractory and one early death. Seven patients have been transplanted, in whom PBSC were mobilized, using either cyclophosphamide/VP16 or Dexa-BEAM followed by G-CSF. For all patients, whether actually autografted or not, PB cells were tested at the time of regeneration on G-CSF after the first polychemotherapy or after the mobilizing regimen. PCR evaluation of contamination was performed first by a semi-quantitative approach, using serial dilutions of initial DNA, then confirmed using a limiting-dilution analysis. Two patients were not informative (one early death and one without an available molecular marker). PB cells collected at regeneration contained at least one log more lymphoma cells than steady-state blood or marrow, apart from in two cases. Moreover, where a mobilizing treatment diminished tumor burden in the patient, at the same time it increased PB contamination in most cases. We conclude that advanced mantle cell NHL appears to be largely resistant to significant in vivo purging by conventional chemotherapy. Where treatment brings benefits by reducing tumor load, it may at the same time negate it by mobilizing malignant cells into the collections used to intensify. Although the clonogenic potential of this massive infiltration is unknown (only gene marking studies could provide a definitive answer regarding the source of relapses), strategies aimed at reducing the level of contamination in the graft should be considered when designing future protocols. [less ▲]

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See detailLa mesure du courant critique des matériaux supraconducteurs à haute température critique
Vanderbemden, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin de l'Association des Ingénieurs sortis de l'Université de Liège (AILg) (1999), 6

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See detailCorticosensitivity in whole blood cell cultures in Crohn's disease and healthy subjects
Franchimont, Denis; Louis, Edouard ULg; Geenen, Vincent ULg et al

in Digestive Diseases & Sciences (1999), 44

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See detailLa diabete de type 2: approaches diagnostiques, objectifs glycemiques et strategies therapeutiques.
Scheen, André ULg; Paquot, Nicolas ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54(8), 659-66

Type 2 diabetes is a prevalent disease, with high morbidity and mortality rates, which is usually managed by general practitioners. We will discuss the new diagnostic approaches, the glycaemic goals and ... [more ▼]

Type 2 diabetes is a prevalent disease, with high morbidity and mortality rates, which is usually managed by general practitioners. We will discuss the new diagnostic approaches, the glycaemic goals and the therapeutic strategies which may contribute to improve both adequate management and prognosis of diabetic patients with type 2 diabetes. As far as possible, the management should be both individualized and integrated, not only focused on blood glucose control but also on the correction of other vascular risk factors frequently associated with diabetes (mainly arterial hypertension and dyslipidaemias). Obviously, the reduction of the incidence and severity of microangiopathy and macroangiopathy diabetic complications would require a tight collaboration between general practitioners and specialized physicians. [less ▲]

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See detailActualites therapeutiques 1999.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54(9), 725-34

The most important drugs registered and/or launched in Belgium during the last year in the various disciplines of internal medicine will be briefly described. The originality of each molecule as well as ... [more ▼]

The most important drugs registered and/or launched in Belgium during the last year in the various disciplines of internal medicine will be briefly described. The originality of each molecule as well as its modalities of appropriate use in clinical practice will be stressed. [less ▲]

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See detailL'etude clinique du mois. Prevention des accidents vasculaires cerebraux chez les patients avec fibrillation auriculaire.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54(6), 561-3

A recent analysis of the literature, published in the 19 May issue of the JAMA, once again demonstrates the efficacy of warfarin, and its superiority on aspirin, in preventing stroke in patients with ... [more ▼]

A recent analysis of the literature, published in the 19 May issue of the JAMA, once again demonstrates the efficacy of warfarin, and its superiority on aspirin, in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, at least in subjects at highest risk. However, a feasibility study, published in the 15 May issue of the British Medical Journal, points to the difficulties of implementing guidelines from evidence-based medicine in general practice, essentially because of the reluctance of the physician and/or the patient when the constraints, risks and even advantages of antithrombotic treatment are taken into account. [less ▲]

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See detailP300 event-related potential and serotonin-1A activity in depression.
Hansenne, Michel ULg; Ansseau, Marc ULg

in European Psychiatry (1999), 14(3), 143-7

The identification of the brain structures and neurotransmitters responsible for the generation and/or modulation of P300 could lead to important clinical implications. Since serotonin disturbances seem ... [more ▼]

The identification of the brain structures and neurotransmitters responsible for the generation and/or modulation of P300 could lead to important clinical implications. Since serotonin disturbances seem to play a critical role in depression, the aim of the study was to assess the possible relationships between the P300 event-related brain potential and serotonergic activity in depression. The study was conducted among 45 major depressive inpatients, and serotonergic activity was assessed by prolactin (PRL) response to flesinoxan (a 5-HT1A agonist). Results showed a significant negative correlation between P300 amplitude and PRL response to flesinoxan (r = -0.40, P = 0.007 at Cz; r = -0.47, P = 0.001 at Pz). In contrast, both P300 latency and reaction time were not related to endocrine response. This study supports a role for serotonin-1A in the neurobiological modulation of P300 amplitude. [less ▲]

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See detailL'observance therapeutique.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54(11), 854-8

Compliance is defined as the extent to which a patient's behaviour coincides with medical or health advice. Medication compliance seems to be rather low as 30 to 60% of no or poor adherence to medical ... [more ▼]

Compliance is defined as the extent to which a patient's behaviour coincides with medical or health advice. Medication compliance seems to be rather low as 30 to 60% of no or poor adherence to medical recommendation have been reported. Numerous factors may influence medication compliance among which patient's characteristics, disease particularities, drug treatment modalities or physician's attitudes. The consequences of medication non-compliance may not only be dangerous for patient's health, but also dramatically increase the financial cost for public health services. Thus, all energies should be devoted to improve drug compliance, including treatment optimization and simplification, patient's information and education, use of practical means that facilitate adherence to medical recommendation, the patient being responsible for his/her treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude du role de Clostridium perfringens dans l'entérotoxémie bovine
Manteca, Christophe; Daube, Georges ULg; Mainil, Jacques ULg

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1999), 154(6, Pt 2),

Bovine enterotoxaemia is an acute to peracute syndrome occurring mainly in calves and characterized by the sudden or very rapid death of the calf, with colics, convulsions and nervous disorders as ... [more ▼]

Bovine enterotoxaemia is an acute to peracute syndrome occurring mainly in calves and characterized by the sudden or very rapid death of the calf, with colics, convulsions and nervous disorders as clinical signs, if any. The most pronounced lesion is a necrohaemorrhagic enteritis of the jejunum, the ileum, and sometimes the colon. Suckling beef calves are the most frequently affected ones. In 67% of the 78 field cases investigated, some kind of stress was observed 24 to 36 hours prior to the death: change in diet or pasture, vaccination... The most frequently isolated bacteria, and the one isolated in highest numbers, was non-sporulated non-enterotoxigenic toxinotype A Clostridium perfringens. Reproduction of the lesions was successful in a ligated intestinal loop assay in one calf with a few of these strains, more especially with one of them, which was shown later to produce another recently described toxin, the beta 2 toxin. A role for this beta 2 toxin in bovine enterotoxaemia is thus speculated for future research. [less ▲]

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