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

in Circulation et Métabolisme du Cerveau (1994), 11

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

in La Vie Wallonne (1994), 110

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in Médecine et Hygiène (1994), 52

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

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

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See detailEnzyme Immobilization in Nanoparticles produced by Inverse Microemulsion Polymerization
Daubresse, Catherine; Grandfils, Christian ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Journal of Colloid & Interface Science (1994), 168

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

in Blood Pressure Profil (1994), 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in Informations pédagogiques (1994), 10

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

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

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

in Annual Report of the Bean Improvment Cooperative (1994)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailEtude comparative de six systèmes d'immunodosage de la ferritine sérique au cours de maladies rhumatismales
Revenant, M. C.; Vernet, M.; Rymer, J. C. et al

in Eurobiologiste (L') (1994), XXVIII(2), 35-41

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailDesign and modeling of new PAF antagonists - 1,4-bis-(3',4',5'-trimethoxybenzoyl)-2-substituted carbonyloxymethyl piperazines
Heymans, Françoise; Lamouri, Aazdine; Batt, Jean-Pierre et al

in Journal of Lipid Mediators and Cell Signalling (1994), 10(1-2), 153-154

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

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

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

in Radiation Physics and Chemistry (1994), 43

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (1994), 83

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See detailINTERNATIONAL-CONFERENCE ON BARBUS - PRESENT AND FUTURE - FOREWORD
BERREBI, P.; Poncin, Pascal ULg

in Bulletin Francais De La Peche Et De La Pisciculture (1994), (334), 167-168

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in Egyptes (1994), 4

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

in Progress in biotechnology (1994), 9

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

in Acta Geographica Lovaniensia (1994), 34

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

in Cahiers Agricultures (1994), 3

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

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

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See detailGreffes de moelle dans les hémoglobinopathies
Beguin, Yves ULg

in Mini Acta (1994), 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLe financement au niveau communal
Jurion, Bernard ULg

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

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See detailHormonal profile of growing male and female diploïds and triploïds of the blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus, reared in intensive culture
Mol, K.; Byamungu, N.; Cuisset, B. et al

in Fish Physiology and Biochemistry (1994), 13

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

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

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

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

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See detailAnevrysme femoral superficiel rompu dans le cadre d'une neurofibromatose. A propos d'un cas
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Deprez, Manuel ULg; De Leval, Laurence ULg et al

in Journal des Maladies Vasculaires (1994), 19(1), 62-5

The authors observed the spontaneous rupture of a dysplastic superficial femoral artery in a 47 years old patient with Von Recklinghausen disease. The patient presents a gigantism of his right lower limb ... [more ▼]

The authors observed the spontaneous rupture of a dysplastic superficial femoral artery in a 47 years old patient with Von Recklinghausen disease. The patient presents a gigantism of his right lower limb. On angiography, the femoropopliteal axis is polyaneurysmal and there is evidence of rupture at mid-thigh. The diseased artery is excluded by interposition of a dacron prosthesis, with reimplantation of the deep femoral artery. Histology shows fibrohyalin thickening of the intima. Dysplasia of large limb arteries is excessively rare in Von Recklinghausen disease. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

in Viruses and Cancer, Cambridge University Press (1994)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailHooliganisme et extrémisme
Comeron, Manuel ULg

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

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

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See detailDistribution and Regulation of Estrogen-2-Hydroxylase in the Quail Brain
Balthazart, Jacques ULg; Stoop, R.; Foidart, Agnès ULg et al

in Brain Research Bulletin (1994), 35(4), 339-45

The anatomical distribution and endocrine regulation of the estrogen-2-hydroxylase activity were investigated in the brain of adult male and female Japanese quail. Significant levels of enzymatic activity ... [more ▼]

The anatomical distribution and endocrine regulation of the estrogen-2-hydroxylase activity were investigated in the brain of adult male and female Japanese quail. Significant levels of enzymatic activity were detected in all brain regions that were studied, but the highest levels were observed in preoptic and hypothalamic brain nuclei that are known to contain high levels of aromatase activity. These data are consistent with previous results suggesting that the placental aromatase is also responsible for the estrogen-2-hydroxylase activity. However, there is a marked sex difference and a control by T of aromatase activity in the quail brain, and no such difference in 2-hydroxylase activity could generally be detected except in the VMN. Further studies will be needed to know whether the previously published conclusions concerning the human placenta also apply to the brain. The present data are consistent with the idea that estrogens formed locally in the brain by testosterone aromatization could affect reproduction by interfering with the catecholaminergic transmission after being metabolized into catechol-estrogens. [less ▲]

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

in Water Science & Technology (1994), 29

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

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

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

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

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

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1994), 138

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

in La dette publique en Belgique (1994)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailThe cognitive approach to familiar face processing in human subjects
Brédart, Serge ULg; Bruyer, R.

in Behavioural Processes (1994), 33(1-2), 213-232

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in FEMS Microbiology Reviews (1994), 14

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

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

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

in Nature (1994), 369(6479),

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

in Kiné 2000 (1994), 5

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

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1994), 818

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailL'évaluation dans le domaine de l'éducation : tendances
de Landsheere, Gilbert ULg

in Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle (L') [=OSP] (1994), 23(1), 59-77

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailNew Energy Levels in Ne II deduced from FTS spectra in the Infrared Region (1800-9000 cm-1)
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Palmeri, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg

in Physica Scripta (1994), 49

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

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

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

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

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See detailOn destabilizing implicit factors in discrete advection-diffusion equations
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg

in Journal of Computational Physics (1994), 111(2), 260-265

In the present paper, we find necessary and sufficient stability conditions for a simple one-time step finite difference discretization of an N-dimensional advection-diffusion equation. Furthermore, it is ... [more ▼]

In the present paper, we find necessary and sufficient stability conditions for a simple one-time step finite difference discretization of an N-dimensional advection-diffusion equation. Furthermore, it is shown that when the implicit factors differ in each direction, a strange behavior occurs: By increasing one implicit factor in only one direction, a stable scheme can become unstable. It is thus suggested to use a single implicit direction (for efficient computing), or the same implicit factor in each direction. (C) 1994 Academic Press, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailAbnormal temporal patterns of glucose tolerance in obesity: relationship to sleep-related growth hormone secretion and circadian cortisol rhythmicity.
Van Cauter, E. V.; Polonsky, K. S.; Blackman, J. D. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1994), 79(6), 1797-805

To define the chronobiology of glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in obesity, nine obese men and nine lean men were studied during constant glucose infusion for 53 h, including 8 h of nocturnal sleep ... [more ▼]

To define the chronobiology of glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in obesity, nine obese men and nine lean men were studied during constant glucose infusion for 53 h, including 8 h of nocturnal sleep, 28 h of continuous wakefulness, and 8 h of daytime sleep. Blood samples were collected at 20-min intervals to assay glucose, insulin, C-peptide, cortisol, and GH. Sleep was polygraphically monitored. Abnormal temporal profiles of glucose regulation were observed during wakefulness and sleep in obese subjects. During daytime hours, the normal profile of glucose tolerance was reversed, as an improvement, rather than a deterioration, was observed from morning to late evening. This reversal of the daytime pattern appeared to be caused by a dual defect in glucose regulation during the previous night. Indeed, during early sleep, GH secretion was markedly reduced, and the nocturnal rises of glucose and insulin secretion were dampened. During late sleep, obese subjects failed to suppress insulin secretion and plasma glucose, resulting in high morning levels. Comparisons of metabolic and hormonal patterns during nocturnal and daytime sleep suggest that the failure to suppress insulin secretion in late sleep may reflect a relative insensitivity of the beta-cell to acute inhibitory effects of cortisol in addition to insulin resistance. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailPuissance maximale aérobie d’enfants en âge d’école primaire participant ou non à une leçon quotidienne d’activités physiques
Ledent, Maryse; Delfosse, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (1994), 34(2-3), 69-75

Plusieurs études indiquent que, chez l'adulte, il existe une relation significative entre la pratique d'activités physiques et sportives et la diminution des facteurs de risque, surtout cardiovasculaire ... [more ▼]

Plusieurs études indiquent que, chez l'adulte, il existe une relation significative entre la pratique d'activités physiques et sportives et la diminution des facteurs de risque, surtout cardiovasculaire. En particulier, l'endurance qui découle d'une pratique régulière d'activités modérés à intenses de répercute sur la condition du système cardiovasculaire et réduit significativement les risques de troubles cardiaques. ... [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization and Tumorigenicity of Spheroids Composed of Pigmented or Non Pigmented B16 Melanoma Cells
Coucke, P. H.; Gillet, Marie-Claire ULg; Bonjean, K. A. et al

in In Vivo (Athens, Greece) (1994), 8(3, May-Jun), 333-8

A parental line of mouse B16 melanoma cells (B16) and two derived cloned lines, either pigmented (B16P) or non pigmented (B16NP), were cultured in vitro as spheroids. After 48 hrs, the pigmented cells ... [more ▼]

A parental line of mouse B16 melanoma cells (B16) and two derived cloned lines, either pigmented (B16P) or non pigmented (B16NP), were cultured in vitro as spheroids. After 48 hrs, the pigmented cells (B16, B16P) formed smaller and looser aggregates, with higher rates of cell proliferation and lower amounts of extracellular matrix as compared to B16NP spheroids. The three lines were more tumorigenic when inoculated subcutaneously as spheroids than as isolated cells. Furthermore, B16P or B16 spheroids developed richly vascularized subcutaneous tumors and metastases more rapidly than B16NP aggregates. After intravenous injection of spheroids, the measurement with an image analyzer of the area of sections in lung colonies indicated that B16P colonies were larger and more numerous than those induced by B16NP cells. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLe rêve du neurobiologiste
Gauthier, Jean-Marie ULg

in Revue Belge de Psychanalyse (1994), 25

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See detailImproved Experimental and Theoretical Energy Levels of Neon I
Chang, E. S.; Schoenfeld, W. G.; Biémont, Emile ULg et al

in Physica Scripta (1994), 49

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See detailLa formation des agents de santé scolaire dans le cadre du programme "Je mange bien à l'école"
Vandoorne, Chantal ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1994), (3),

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See detailDo canine scalene and sternomastoid muscles play a role in breathing?
De Troyer, A.; Cappello, M.; Brichant, Jean-François ULg

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1994), 76(1), 242-52

To assess the respiratory function of the scalene and sternomastoid muscles in the dog, we studied the effect of graded increases in inspiratory airflow resistance and single-breath airway occlusion on ... [more ▼]

To assess the respiratory function of the scalene and sternomastoid muscles in the dog, we studied the effect of graded increases in inspiratory airflow resistance and single-breath airway occlusion on the electrical activity of these muscles in 18 supine anesthetized spontaneously breathing animals. The sternomastoids never showed any activity, and the scalenes showed some inspiratory activity during occlusion in only two animals. The adoption of the prone position and bilateral cervical vagotomy did not affect this pattern. Hypercapnia also did not elicit any sternomastoid activity and induced scalene inspiratory activity during occlusion in only four of nine animals. On microscopic examination, however, both muscles were found to contain large numbers of spindles, suggesting that they have the capacity to respond to stretch. In addition, with increases in inspiratory resistance, both the sternum and ribs were displaced in the caudal direction. As a result, the scalenes demonstrated a gradual inspiratory lengthening and the normal inspiratory lengthening of the sternomastoids was accentuated. Additional studies in three unanesthetized animals showed consistent activity in the scalene and sternomastoid muscles during movements of the trunk and neck but no activity during breathing, including occluded breathing. These observations thus indicate that the alpha-motoneurons of the scalene and sternomastoid muscles in the dog have very small central respiratory drive potentials with respect to their critical firing threshold. In this animal, these muscles do not have a significant respiratory function. [less ▲]

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

in Beiträge zur Altorientalischen Archäologie und Altertumskunde (1994)

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See detailMax Ophuls : le cristal et la tache
Belloi, Livio ULg

in Cinémathèque (1994), 6(automne),

Cette étude porte sur les quatre derniers films de Max Ophuls ("La Ronde", "Le Plaisir", "Madame de" et "Lola Montès") et s'attache à révéler, en eux, une forme de dilemme du visible (entre transparence ... [more ▼]

Cette étude porte sur les quatre derniers films de Max Ophuls ("La Ronde", "Le Plaisir", "Madame de" et "Lola Montès") et s'attache à révéler, en eux, une forme de dilemme du visible (entre transparence et opacité) que la modernité cinématographique inscrira résolument à son ordre du jour. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of early sympathetic cardiovascular neuropathy by squatting test in NIDDM.
Marfella, R.; Salvatore, T.; Giugliano, D. et al

in Diabetes Care (1994), 17(2), 149-51

OBJECTIVE--To determine the role of the squatting test in the detection of early sympathetic neuropathy in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS--Three ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE--To determine the role of the squatting test in the detection of early sympathetic neuropathy in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS--Three groups of nonsmoking, nonobese subjects were studied: 10 healthy subjects, 10 NIDDM patients without autonomic neuropathy (AN), and 10 NIDDM patients with AN defined by the presence of a pathological deep-breathing value. All subjects were given three postural tests: lying-to-standing, sitting-to-standing, and squatting test. Heart rate (HR) and finger arterial pressure were recorded with a noninvasive technique. RESULTS--Blood pressure (BP) fall (expressed as decremental area) was not significantly different among the groups at standing up after sitting or lying. By contrast, a significantly greater BP drop occurred in NIDDM patients with AN (1,123 +/- 245 mm2) compared with NIDDM patients without AN (460 +/- 232 mm2) or normal subjects (429 +/- 138 mm2, P < 0.001). The HR increase after all the orthostatic maneuvers was smaller in diabetic patients with AN (P < 0.01) compared with that recorded in other groups. Significant correlations were observed between BP fall after squatting and either the expiration:inspiration ratio at deep breathing (r = -0.77, P < 0.001) or the duration of diabetes (r = 0.76, P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS--The intrinsic orthostatic load of the squatting test, which is greater than conventional postural maneuvers, makes the squatting test an easy and useful test to detect early orthostatic dysregulation in NIDDM. [less ▲]

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See detailControl of the Illegal Administration of Natural Steroid Hormones in the Plasma of Bulls and Heifers
Scippo, Marie-Louise ULg; Degand, Guy ULg; Duyckaerts, Anne et al

in Analyst (1994), 119(12), 2639-44

In the context of the control of the illegal administration of natural steroid hormones in cattle husbandry, an attempt was made to establish the decision levels for sex steroid hormones in the plasma of ... [more ▼]

In the context of the control of the illegal administration of natural steroid hormones in cattle husbandry, an attempt was made to establish the decision levels for sex steroid hormones in the plasma of adult cattle, taking into account the effect of the treatment. Bulls and heifers were treated with two injections, at a two week interval, of an estradiol-testosterone cocktail. Steroid hormone and biochemical precursor concentrations were measured in plasma samples by using specific radioimmunoassays, before and after the treatment. When the treatment significantly (p < 0.05) modified a hormone concentration, a decision level was established for that hormone concentration. At each decision level, a score was assigned that represented the percentage of treated animals detected when the decision limit was applied. For heifers, 17 beta-estradiol and testosterone concentrations in plasma, which increased after the treatment, are the best criteria to use to detect treated animals, with decision limits of 20 pg ml-1 and 125 pg ml-1, respectively. In the instance of bulls, both testosterone and steroid biochemical precursor concentrations decreased in the plasma after the treatment. We proposed decision limits of 1500 pg ml-1 and 28 pg ml-1 for testosterone and androstenedione concentrations, respectively, the bulls displaying concentrations below these limits being positive. We observed that the repetition of the injection increased the score of the decision limit. The scores for testosterone are 70%, 14d after the first injection and 100% 14 d after the second injection, and for androstenedione, these scores are 60 and 100%, respectively. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailThe use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia.
Lefebvre, Pierre ULg; Scheen, André ULg

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

This paper reviews the use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia. In diet- or sulfonylurea-treated patients, acarbose may reduce the incidence of late postprandial hypoglycaemia. In ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews the use of acarbose in the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia. In diet- or sulfonylurea-treated patients, acarbose may reduce the incidence of late postprandial hypoglycaemia. In insulin-treated patients, acarbose treatment usually requires reduction of the insulin dose; one study has shown that 100 mg acarbose at night significantly reduces the incidence of mid-evening and nocturnal hypoglycaemia. Several studies have suggested acarbose to be a useful adjunct to the management of reactive hypoglycaemia in the non-diabetic patients. Long-term prospective studies are still needed to document this last indication of acarbose or other alpha-glycosidase inhibitors. [less ▲]

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See detailFunctional Sites Of The Bovine Leukemia-Virus Envelope Glycoproteins Using Structural And Immunological Data
Callebaut, I.; Mornon, Jp.; Burny, A. et al

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

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