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See detailComment j'explore ... Une maladie de Basedow: de la clinique classique au diagnostic radio-immunologique.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(12), 788-91

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See detailOverhead Lines galloping and turbulent wind
Chabart, Olivier; Lilien, Jean-Louis ULg

in Bulletin Scientifique de l'Association des Ingénieurs Electriciens sortis de l'Institut Electrotechnique Montefiore (1997), 1

Galloping is modelled considering actual turbulent wind using frequency spectrum of the wind and spatial coherence.

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See detailTransgenic mice expressing the human inducible Hsp70 have hippocampal neurons resistant to ischemic injury.
Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Krueger, A. M.; Currie, R. W. et al

in Cell Stress & Chaperones (1997), 2(3), 162-7

Using transgenic mice constitutively expressing the human inducible Hsp70, we examined the role of Hsp70 on cell survival after focal cerebral ischemia. Twenty-four hours after permanent occlusion of the ... [more ▼]

Using transgenic mice constitutively expressing the human inducible Hsp70, we examined the role of Hsp70 on cell survival after focal cerebral ischemia. Twenty-four hours after permanent occlusion of the middle cerebral artery, no difference in infarct area was detected between Hsp70-transgenic and non-transgenic mice. In the non-transgenic mice, many pyramidal neurons of the ipsilateral hippocampus were observed to be pyknotic. However, in all Hsp70-transgenic mice, hippocampal pyramidal neurons showed normal morphology and no evidence of pyknosis. This suggests that constitutive expression of Hsp70 reduces the extent of damage following permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion. [less ▲]

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See detailLes taxanes : un nouvelle classe d'agents cytotoxiques
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Fillet, Georges ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1997), 55

Paclitaxel et docetaxel sont de novueaux agents cytotoxiques qui présentent un mécanisme d'action tout à fait original. Les taxanes favorisent la polymérisation des dimères alpha et bêta de la tubuline et ... [more ▼]

Paclitaxel et docetaxel sont de novueaux agents cytotoxiques qui présentent un mécanisme d'action tout à fait original. Les taxanes favorisent la polymérisation des dimères alpha et bêta de la tubuline et sont responsables d'anomalies stables de la structure des microtubules ainsi que de la formation anarchique de nombreux astères non fonctionnels. Des résultats encourageants sont observés dans le traitement de deuxième ligne d'une grande variété de cancers. La toxicité est acceptable si l'on utilise une prémédication anti-allergique. Le paclitaxel est indiqué dans le traitement de première ligne du cancer ovarien avancé et de deuxième ligne du cancer du sein métastatique réfractaire aux anthracyclines. Le remboursement dans d'autres indications est à l'étude dans les années à venir. [less ▲]

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See detailEnantioseparation of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by capillary electrophoresis using mixtures of anionic and uncharged beta-cyclodextrins as chiral additives.
Fillet, Marianne ULg; Hubert, Philippe ULg; Crommen, Jacques ULg

in Electrophoresis (1997), 18(6), 1013-8

Nine nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were enantioseparated by capillary electrophoresis using an anionic cyclodextrin derivative (sulfobutyl ether beta-cyclodextrin or carboxymethyl-beta ... [more ▼]

Nine nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were enantioseparated by capillary electrophoresis using an anionic cyclodextrin derivative (sulfobutyl ether beta-cyclodextrin or carboxymethyl-beta-cyclodextrin) in combination with a neutral cyclodextrin as chiral additives to a pH 3 phosphoric acid-triethanolamine buffer. In the presence of a negatively charged cyclodextrin, the analytes were given an appropriate mobility but relatively low enantioselectivities were generally obtained when such a cyclodextrin was the only selector added to the buffer. The addition of an uncharged cyclodextrin, such as the native beta-cyclodextrin or one of its derivatives (dimethyl-, trimethyl- and hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin), to this kind of buffer containing an anionic cyclodextrin, was found to give rise to considerable improvement in chiral resolution for all compounds studied. Resolution and analysis time were optimized by varying the nature and concentration of the two cyclodextrins. The best compromise was usually achieved by the simultaneous addition of sulfobutyl ether beta-cyclodextrin and trimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin. Under optimum conditions, the enantiomers of all NSAIDs examined could be completely separated (most often with resolution values higher than 5) in short analysis times (generally lower than 15 min). [less ▲]

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See detailLeaf carbohydrate status in Lolium temulentum during the induction of flowering
Périlleux, Claire ULg; Bernier, Georges ULg

in New Phytologist (1997), 135(1), 59-66

Unifoliated plants of Lolium temulentum L. ev. Ceres, a qualitative long-day grass, were induced to flower by one 24-h long day (LD) or by one 8-h short day (SD) advanced by 1 2 h in the normal regime, so ... [more ▼]

Unifoliated plants of Lolium temulentum L. ev. Ceres, a qualitative long-day grass, were induced to flower by one 24-h long day (LD) or by one 8-h short day (SD) advanced by 1 2 h in the normal regime, so-called 'displaced short day' (DSD). Standard light for SD and DSD was a mixture of fluorescence and incandescence at 400 µmol m2 s-1 whereas the extension period of the 24-h LD was solely incandescence at 10-15 µmol m2 s-1. The DSD system was first characterized by the timings of floral induction, stimulus translocation and apical development. Carbohydrates in the blade tissues and in leaf exudate were analysed comparatively in vegetative and induced plants. Fructans were not detected in the leaf tissues whereas sucrose and starch were found to be present in similar amounts. In SD, their contents exhibited a diurnal fluctuation and were not in large excess. The common change observed during the two inductive treatments was that starch remained at a high level during the LD extension, even though the lighting was unsuitable for photosynthesis, and increased transiently in DSD. Sucrose was the major sugar contained in the leaf exudate. Its content increased when flowering was induced, but not at the same time in the two systems. In LD, sucrose exudation rose when plants were returned to standard light after the inductive cycle, i.e. after the LD stimulus had left the leaf blade. By contrast, during the DSD, sucrose was transported at the same time as the floral stimulus. Results are discussed together with the methods used to time stimulus translocation and their implications. [less ▲]

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See detailImpaired LTP induction in dentate gyrus of calretinin-deficient mice
Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Schiffmann, S. N.; Gurden, H. et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1997), 94

Calretinin (Cr) is a Ca21 binding protein present in various populations of neurons distributed in the central and peripheral nervous systems. We have generated Cr-deficient (Cr2/2) mice by gene targeting ... [more ▼]

Calretinin (Cr) is a Ca21 binding protein present in various populations of neurons distributed in the central and peripheral nervous systems. We have generated Cr-deficient (Cr2/2) mice by gene targeting and have investigated the associated phenotype. Cr2/2 mice were viable, and a large number of morphological, biochemical, and behavioral parameters were found unaffected. In the normal mouse hippocampus, Cr is expressed in a widely distributed subset of GABAergic interneurons and in hilar mossy cells of the dentate gyrus. Because both types of cells are part of local pathways innervating dentate granule cells andyor pyramidal neurons, we have explored in Cr2/2 mice the synaptic transmission between the perforant pathway and granule cells and at the Schaffer commissural input to CA1 pyramidal neurons. Cr2/2 mice showed no alteration in basal synaptic transmission, but long-term potentiation (LTP) was impaired in the dentate gyrus. Normal LTP could be restored in the presence of the GABAA receptor antagonist bicuculline, suggesting that in Cr2/2 dentate gyrus an excess of g-minobutyric acid (GABA) release interferes with LTP induction. Synaptic transmission and LTP were normal in CA1 area, which contains only few Cr-positive GABAergic interneurons. Cr2/2 mice performed normally in spatial memory task. These results suggest that expression of Cr contributes to the control of synaptic plasticity in mouse dentate gyrus by indirectly regulating the activity of GABAergic interneurons, and that Cr2/2 mice represent a useful tool to understand the role of dentate LTP in learning and memory [less ▲]

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See detailcDNA cloning and expression of bovine procollagen I N-proteinase: a new member of the superfamily of zinc-metalloproteinases with binding sites for cells and other matrix components.
Colige, Alain ULg; Li, S. W.; Sieron, A. L. et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1997), 94(6), 2374-9

Procollagen N-proteinase (EC 3.4.24.14) cleaves the amino-propeptides in the processing of type I and type II procollagens to collagens. Deficiencies of the enzyme cause dermatosparaxis in cattle and ... [more ▼]

Procollagen N-proteinase (EC 3.4.24.14) cleaves the amino-propeptides in the processing of type I and type II procollagens to collagens. Deficiencies of the enzyme cause dermatosparaxis in cattle and sheep, and they cause type VIIC Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in humans, heritable disorders characterized by accumulation of pNcollagen and severe skin fragility. Amino acid sequences for the N-proteinase were used to obtain cDNAs from bovine skin. Three overlapping cDNAs had an ORF coding for a protein of 1205 residues. Mammalian cells stably transfected with a complete cDNA secreted an active recombinant enzyme that specifically cleaved type I procollagen. The protein contained zinc-binding sequences of the clan MB of metallopeptidases that includes procollagen C-proteinase/BMP-1. The protein also contained four repeats that are homologous to domains found in thrombospondins and in properdin and that can participate in complex intermolecular interactions such as activation of latent forms of transforming growth factor beta or the binding to sulfatides. Therefore, the enzyme may play a role in development that is independent of its role in collagen biosynthesis. This hypothesis was supported by the observation that in some tissues the levels of mRNA for the enzyme are disproportionately high relative to the apparent rate of collagen biosynthesis. [less ▲]

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See detailLa lamotrigine (Lamictal).
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(11), 738-40

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See detailLes strychnos africains et leurs alcaloïdes
Delaude, Clément ULg; Delaude, Lionel ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1997), 66(4), 183-286

In the Greek Antiquity, the term strychnos was first coined to describe various toxic Solanacae. Nowadays, the genus Strychnos created by Linnaeus in 1753 is the numerically most important genus from the ... [more ▼]

In the Greek Antiquity, the term strychnos was first coined to describe various toxic Solanacae. Nowadays, the genus Strychnos created by Linnaeus in 1753 is the numerically most important genus from the Loganiaceae family and comprises 196 species growing in the warm regions of Asia (58 species), America (64) and Africa (75). Species on the three continents are almost totally segregated. Only Strychnos potatorum is common to Asia and Africa. The toxicity of Strychnos was empirically well-known from time immemorial. Inhabitants of South-Eastern Asia and India had an ancestral knowledge of Strychnos nux vomica, whose deadly poisonous seeds were later imported and marketed in Europe to kill rodents and small predators. Concentrated extracts from Amazonian Strychnos, known as curares, are also remarkable hunting poisons, used by South American Indians. Accordingly, modern scientific investigations of Strychnos and their alkaloids started with Asian or American species used as traditionnal poisons. Strychnine was the first alkaloid found in Strychnos. It was isolated from Asian S. nux vomica in 1818, but its structure was fully elucidated only in the 1950s. Meanwhile, various curarizing alkaloids from American Strychnos were identified. Based on these early results, Strychnos alkaloids were initially classified according to their geographical origin. Asian Strychnos were assumed to contain strychnine and related compounds, whereas curarizing ammonium salts were associated with American Strychnos. African species were assimilated to their Asian counterparts and deemed of less interest. During the last three decades, however, systematic screening of African Strychnos has revealed the presence of numerous, varied alkaloids in these plants and demonstrated that the correlation between geographical distribution and alkaloid content was erroneous. Presently, 47 African species have been investigated and their alkaloids analyzed, significantly more than Asian and American materials (about 10 and 20 species, respectively). In this review, we present the alkaloids isolated so far from African Strychnos. 309 structures are listed and sorted according to their molecular weight, the most useful index key in modern research based on mass spectrometry. [less ▲]

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See detailLes aspects thérapeutiques de l'HTA
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

in Médisphère (1997), 68

Traiter l'hypertension artérielle n'améliore pas seulement le pronostic cardiovasculaire. L'étude de Wiklund (Suède) à partir de la population étudiée dans la Hot Study a permis de montrer que l ... [more ▼]

Traiter l'hypertension artérielle n'améliore pas seulement le pronostic cardiovasculaire. L'étude de Wiklund (Suède) à partir de la population étudiée dans la Hot Study a permis de montrer que l'abaissement de la pression artérielle améliorait l'humeur des hypertendus et ce, proportionnellement à la correction du niveau tensionnel. [less ▲]

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See detailFluidothérapie parentérale pratique chez les bovins
Rollin, Frédéric ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141(2), 89-111

After setting up the main indications for parenteral fluid therapy in calves and adult cattle, the means are studied to practically evaluate on the field the dehydration, acid-base status, electrolyte ... [more ▼]

After setting up the main indications for parenteral fluid therapy in calves and adult cattle, the means are studied to practically evaluate on the field the dehydration, acid-base status, electrolyte disturbances and glycemia. The various classes of fluids are then considered as a function of the indications. Use of transfusion, hypertonic solutions and parenteral nutrition is broached. Routes and techniques of fluid administration are detailed. Obstacles encountered by the bovine practitioner when using parenteral fluid therapy are emphasized just as the means to overcome them. In this regard, it is described how to correctly prepare fluids for suited parenteral use in cattle. In fact, the present laws do not given this allowance to the practitioners. However, in most cases, it constitutes the only economical option avoiding worthless sufferings and death of the animal. [less ▲]

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See detailRadiation therapy duration influences overall survival in patients with cervix carcinoma.
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Delaloye, J-F; Pampallona, S et al

in International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (1997), 57

of the cervix treated by radical radiation therapy. Method; Three hundred and sixty patients with FIG0 stage IB-IIIB carcinoma of the cervix were treated in Lausanne (Switzerland) with external radiation ... [more ▼]

of the cervix treated by radical radiation therapy. Method; Three hundred and sixty patients with FIG0 stage IB-IIIB carcinoma of the cervix were treated in Lausanne (Switzerland) with external radiation and brachytherapy as first line therapy. Median therapy duration was 45 days. Patients were classified according to the duration of the therapies, taking 60 days (the 75th percentile) as an arbitrary cut-off. Results: The 5-year survival was 61% (SE. = 3%) for the therapy duration group of less than 60 days and 53% (SE. = 7%) for the group of more than 60 days. In terms of univariate hazard ratio (HR), the relative difference between the hvo groups corresponds to a 50% increase of deaths (HR = 1.53, 95% CI = 1.03-2.28) for the longer therapy duration group (P = 0.044). In a multivariate analysis, the magnitude of estimated relative hazards for the longer therapies are confirmed though significance was reduced (HR = 1.52, 95% CI = 0.94-2.45, P = 0.084). Conclusion: These findings suggesthat short treatment duration is a factor associated with longer survival in carcinoma of the cervix. 0 1997 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [less ▲]

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See detailDynamique de défense du nid chez Symphodus ocellatus (Forsskål, 1775), poisson labridé méditerranéen. I. Comportements agonistiques entre le mâle territorial nidificateur et cinq autres espèces de labridés
Ylieff, Marc ULg; Michel, Christian ULg; Voss, Jacques

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1997), 17(1), 49-74

This research in the field consists of a study of interspecific agonistic behaviour of territorial male in Symphodus ocellatus. This behaviour is useful for brood and nest defense. Four questions ... [more ▼]

This research in the field consists of a study of interspecific agonistic behaviour of territorial male in Symphodus ocellatus. This behaviour is useful for brood and nest defense. Four questions involving Symphodus ocellatus towards S. tinca, S. mediterraneus, S. roissali, Thalassoma pavo et Coris julis were investigated. The questions of interest were: (1) aggressors or intruders motivations (predation of the brood (a) and/or territorial conflicts (b)), (2) the recognition of this or that species (recognition studied with selective attacks by territorial male), (3) the organ(s) of perception used for this recognition and (4) the importance of territorial male investment in nest defense; this role could ensure a successful reproduction of the species. Our observations and experimentations (tested labrid fishes presented to T. males) allow us to affirm that in S. ocellatus, nesting territorial males recognize the various tested labrid fishes; that the organ of perception used for social recognition is the visual channel; that spawn protection insured by territorial male, a task guided by his visual system, is necessary towards menace of his congeners, but also the other fishes living in his habitat. Nevertheless, if it’s becoming clear that the Mediterranean labrid fishes have the ability to recognize and preferentially interact with particular individuals, the answer of the question 1, concerning aggressors motivations, is not yet clearly known. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis and characterization of monodisperse spherical zirconia particles
Van Cantfort, Olivier; Michaux, Bernard; Pirard, René ULg et al

in Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (1997), 8

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien III. Effets sur les structures intestinales et les fermentations. Applications dans le traitement de certains dysfonctionnements intestinaux
Diez, Marianne ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

Dietary fibres can modify the intestinal structure in dogs and other animal species. The main changes concern not only the morphology of the gastrointestinal tract but also the ultrastructures ... [more ▼]

Dietary fibres can modify the intestinal structure in dogs and other animal species. The main changes concern not only the morphology of the gastrointestinal tract but also the ultrastructures. Furthermore, soluble and partly-soluble fibres are fermented in the large bowel; the fermentation products have different metabolic effects. The physical and chemical properties of fibres can be used for the dietary therapy of some intestinal pathologies [less ▲]

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See detailTextural properties and thermal stability of silica-zirconia aerogels
Pirard, René ULg; Bonhomme, Damien; Kolibos, Sofia et al

in Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (1997), 8

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See detailEffect of potassium channel openers on the firing rate of hippocampal pyramidal cells and A10 dopaminergic neurons in vitro.
Scuvée-Moreau, Jacqueline ULg; Seutin, Vincent ULg; Vrijens, Bernard ULg et al

in Archives of Physiology & Biochemistry (1997), 105(5), 421-8

The effect of four KATP channel openers (KCOs) on the firing rate of CA1 pyramidal cells and A10 dopaminergic neurons was investigated using extracellular recording techniques in rat brain slices ... [more ▼]

The effect of four KATP channel openers (KCOs) on the firing rate of CA1 pyramidal cells and A10 dopaminergic neurons was investigated using extracellular recording techniques in rat brain slices. Pinacidil, lemakalim, diazoxide and a new compound, BPDZ44, had an inhibitory effect on the electrical activity of CA1 pyramidal cells. They all had a similar potency. Only BPDZ44 and diazoxide inhibited the firing rate of A10 dopamine neurons. The sulfonylurea glipizide (1 microM) antagonized the effect of BPDZ44 and diazoxide on A10 neurons but failed to antagonize the effect of KCOs on CA1 pyramidal cells. These results show that differences exist among KCOs in their ability to decrease the electrical activity of various populations of central neurons. [less ▲]

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See detailReliability of the TEC computed using GPS measurements: the problem of hardware biases
Warnant, René ULg

in Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica (1997), 32(3-4), 451-459

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien II. Effets sur la vidange gastrique et le transit gastro-intestinal
Diez, Marianne ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

The aim of this second review is to summarize data on the duration of gastric emptying and on the transit time in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy dogs. An overview of the investigation techniques is ... [more ▼]

The aim of this second review is to summarize data on the duration of gastric emptying and on the transit time in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy dogs. An overview of the investigation techniques is also given. The incorporation of fibres in the diet is one of many other factors which influence the mechanisms of emptying in the gastrointestinal tract. The effect of dietary fibres is also discussed in other monogastric species [less ▲]

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See detailThyroid hormone inhibits the human prolactin gene promoter by interfering with activating protein-1 and estrogen stimulations
Pernasetti, Flavia; Caccavelli, L.; Van de Weerdt, Cécile ULg et al

in Molecular Endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) (1997), 11(7), 986-96

Transcription of the human PRL (hPRL) gene in the pituitary is subject to tissue-specific and multihormonal regulation involving two main regulatory regions, a proximal promoter and a distal enhancer. In ... [more ▼]

Transcription of the human PRL (hPRL) gene in the pituitary is subject to tissue-specific and multihormonal regulation involving two main regulatory regions, a proximal promoter and a distal enhancer. In this report we show that thyroid hormone inhibits the expression of the hPRL gene in rat pituitary cells. Transient expression experiments show that thyroid hormone regulation involves a strong inhibitory element, located in the proximal (-164/-35) promoter, which is modulated by a more distal stimulatory response control region. Gel retardation experiments reveal that the thyroid hormone receptor does not bind to the proximal negative element. We show the existence of an activating protein-1 (AP-1) response element located at positions -61 to -54 of the proximal promoter, conferring AP-1 stimulation to the hPRL promoter. This AP-1 induction is abolished when hormone-bound thyroid hormone receptor is present, indicating that there is an interference between the thyroid hormone receptor and AP-1 regulatory pathways. Furthermore, using the complete hPRL upstream region, we show that estrogen induction is abolished by simultaneous thyroid hormone treatment. [less ▲]

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See detail- Purification and characterization of tomato leaf (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) hydroperoxide lyase.
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Perez, A. G.; Sanz, C. et al

in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (1997), 45(11), 4232-4236

Hydroperoxide lyase (HPOOH lyase) was extracted from tomato leaves (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and purified to apparent homogeneity by fractionated precipitation with polyethylene glycol 6000, ion ... [more ▼]

Hydroperoxide lyase (HPOOH lyase) was extracted from tomato leaves (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and purified to apparent homogeneity by fractionated precipitation with polyethylene glycol 6000, ion exchange chromatography, and ultrafiltration. The enzyme is a trimer of 73 000 Da units with a molecular mass of 216 000 (determined by native-PAGE and gel filtration); its pI is around 4.9. Enzyme activity measurments realized with 9- and 13-hydroperoxides of linoleic acid (9-La OOH and 13-La OOH, respectively), R-linolenic acid (9-Ln OOH and 13-Ln OOH, respectively), and ç-linolenic acid (9-çLn OOH and 13-ç-Ln OOH, respectively) revealed a great affinity for 13-Ln OOH. The enzyme is rapidly inhibited by its substrate (13-Ln OOH), but preincubation with the other five hydroperoxides, which are not degraded by the enzyme, also resulted in activity inhibition. Dialysis could not restore the activity. When 13-Ln OOH is reduced in its corresponding alcohol or converted to its methyl ester, the inhibition is reduced. [less ▲]

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See detailTransition probabilities for forbidden lines in Cr II
Quinet, Pascal ULg

in Physica Scripta (1997), 55

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See detailLe maintien des droits aux prestations de santé lors d'une séparation de fait ou de corps
Michiels, Olivier ULg

in Divorce : Actualité Juridique, Sociale et Fiscale (1997)

L'article examine la question du maintien des droits aux prestations de santé lors d'une séparation de corps ou d'une séparation de fait.

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See detailMétastases ganglionnaires, hépatiques et osseuses d'un chemodectome carotidien. A propos d'un cas
DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Journal de Chirurgie (1997), 134(7-8), 336-9

A case of malignant carotid body tumor with nodal, hepatic and bone metastases is reported. Carotid body chemodectomas are slow-growing tumors which invade local structures. These tumors are usually ... [more ▼]

A case of malignant carotid body tumor with nodal, hepatic and bone metastases is reported. Carotid body chemodectomas are slow-growing tumors which invade local structures. These tumors are usually benign but can occasionally produce local and distant metastases. Development of metastatic localizations is the only formal proof of malignancy as histology cannot distinguish between benign and malignant chemodectomas. Bilateral carotid arteriography gives the diagnosis. Surgery is the basis of treatment and should be performed early in the course to limit operative complications. Radiotherapy can be given as adjuvant treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailBiosynthesis of 5-aminolevulinic acid via the Shemin pathway in a green sugar beet callus
Bisbis, B.; Billard, J. P.; Huault, C. et al

in Biologia Plantarum (1997), 40(4), 493-497

5-Aminolevulinic acid synthase (ALAS) has been detected in a normal (auxin- and cytokinin-dependent) green sugar beet callus under light and under darkness. ALAS activity was lower when the callus was ... [more ▼]

5-Aminolevulinic acid synthase (ALAS) has been detected in a normal (auxin- and cytokinin-dependent) green sugar beet callus under light and under darkness. ALAS activity was lower when the callus was grown under light. The supply of precursors of the Shemin pathway (glycine and succinate) to dark-grown callus enhanced considerably the capacity of the 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) formation. Glutamate, γ-aminobutyrate or α-ketoglutarate also increased ALA accumulation. Such an accumulation was also obtained after inhibition of polyamine synthesis. The results show that glutamate or its derivatives might feed the Shemin pathway in conditions preventing glutamate to be used through the Beale pathway. [less ▲]

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See detailToxicological investigations on four sperm whales stranded on the Belgian coast: inoganic contaminants
Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg; Debacker, Virginie ULg; Gobert, Sylvie ULg et al

in Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre (1997), 67

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See detailPhysical activity, obesity, and cardiovascular risk factors in children. The Belgian Luxembourg Child Study II.
Guillaume, Michèle ULg; Lapidus, L.; Bjondorp, P. et al

in Obesity Research (1997), 5(6), 549-56

Physical activity was measured in relation to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in a randomly selected population of 1028 children from Province de Luxembourg in Belgium, a mainly rural area with a high ... [more ▼]

Physical activity was measured in relation to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in a randomly selected population of 1028 children from Province de Luxembourg in Belgium, a mainly rural area with a high prevalence of such risk factors among adults and children. Physical activity was estimated as participation in sport activities, a major indicator of leisure-time physical activity in schoolchildren, and physical inactivity was estimated as frequency and duration of television (TV) watching. Boys participated more frequently in sport activities than girls did (p = 0.001). A majority of the children watched TV daily. After age adjustment, bodyweight (girls, p < 0.012; boys, p < 0.027) and, in boys, body mass index (BMI) (p < 0.039) were related to days per week of TV watching. No significant relationships with other CV risk factors remained after adjustments for BMI. In analyses of independent contributions of age, TV watching, and sports activity on CV risk factors, age showed highly significant relationships. In boys, TV showed relationships with BMI (p < 0.04) and (borderline) with systolic blood pressure, independent of age and sports activity, whereas the latter was significantly related to subscapular skinfold (p < 0.04) and (borderline) with triceps skinfold and cholesterol. In girls, no significant independent contributions to risk factor associations were found. The father's education was directly associated with sports activities, whereas the mother being a housewife showed negative relationships to physical activity and positive to TV watching in their children, suggesting socioeconomic influence on the activity patterns of children. Furthermore, registrations suggested less physical activity in the most rural part of the area. It is concluded that children in this mainly rural area watch TV frequently. In boys, physical inactivity, measured both as TV watching and as registrations of sports activities, contributes independently to body fat mass. In girls, no contribution or weaker contributions of physical inactivity were found. This suggests that contributory factors leading to obesity might be different in girls and boys. [less ▲]

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See detailRecherches en production laitière et valorisation du lait.
Blecker, Christophe ULg; Burny, Philippe ULg; Fabry, Jules et al

in Annales de Gembloux (1997), 102(3-4), 131-181

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See detailSpecies assemblages and indicator species: The need for a flexible asymmetrical approach
Dufrêne, Marc ULg; Legendre, P.

in Ecological Monographs (1997), 67(3), 345-366

This paper presents a new and simple method to find indicator species and species assemblages characterizing groups of sites. The novelty of our approach lies in the way we combine a species relative ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a new and simple method to find indicator species and species assemblages characterizing groups of sites. The novelty of our approach lies in the way we combine a species relative abundance with its relative frequency of occurrence in the various groups of sites. This index is maximum when all individuals of a species are found in a single group of sites and when the species occurs in all sites of that group; it is a symmetric indicator. The statistical significance of the species indicator values is evaluated using a randomization procedure. Contrary to TWINSPAN, our indicator index for a given species is independent of the other species relative abundances, and there is no need to use pseudospecies. The new method identifies indicator species for typologies of species releves obtained by any hierarchical or nonhierarchical classification procedure; its use is independent of the classification method. Because indicator species give ecological meaning to groups of sites, this method provides criteria to compare typologies, to identify where to stop dividing clusters into subsets, and to point out the main levels in a hierarchical classification of sites. Species can be grouped on the basis of their indicator values for each clustering level, the heterogeneous nature of species assemblages observed in any one site being well preserved. Such assemblages are usually a mixture of eurytopic (higher level) and stenotopic species (characteristic of lower level clusters). The species assemblage approach demonstrates the importance of the 'sampled patch size,' i.e., the diversity of sampled ecological combinations, when we compare the frequencies of core and Satellite species. A new way to present species-site tables, accounting for the hierarchical relationships among species, is proposed. A large data set of carabid beetle distributions in open habitats of Belgium is used as a case study to illustrate the new method. [less ▲]

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien : VII. Intérêt dans le traitement diététique de l'animal obèse
Diez, Marianne ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

The present review deals with obesity in the dog, Definition, incidence, assessment, etiology and detrimental effects of obesity are firstly presented. In a second part, the treatment is discussed, with ... [more ▼]

The present review deals with obesity in the dog, Definition, incidence, assessment, etiology and detrimental effects of obesity are firstly presented. In a second part, the treatment is discussed, with particular emphasis on the incorporation of large quantities of dietary fibres in low-energy specific purpose food. At present time, no conclusions can be drawn from published studies [less ▲]

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See detailThe Gospel Sound (Columbia Legacy 475884-2)
Sacré, Robert ULg

in Les Cahiers du Jazz (1997), 10

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See detailPlasma bovine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein concentrations throughout gestation in relationship fetal number in the cow
Patel, Osman V; Sulon, Joseph ULg; Beckers, Jean-François ULg et al

in European Journal of Endocrinology (1997), 137

This study characterized the peripheral plasma bovine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (bPAG) profile throughout gestation and examined the effect of stage of gestation and fetal number on this profile ... [more ▼]

This study characterized the peripheral plasma bovine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (bPAG) profile throughout gestation and examined the effect of stage of gestation and fetal number on this profile in Holstein cows after non-surgical embryo transfer. Cows (n = 12) were divided into three groups: group 1 = normal singleton pregnancies (n = 5); group 2 = normal twin pregnancies (n = 5); group 3 = abnormal twin pregnancies (n = 2). Blood was collected about every third day from day 0 (defined as the first day of standing estrus), then daily for the last 10 days of gestation, and sampling was stopped one day postpartum. The time-related changes in plasma bPAG concentrations were significantly (P < 0.01) affected by the stage of gestation and fetal number (P < 0.01), except during the last 10 days of gestation. In both normal pregnancy groups, bPAG concentration increased rapidly during the first trimester (0.5 +/- 0.1 to 14.6 +/- 1.7 ng/ml and 1.0 +/- 0.6 to 21.8 +/- 4.8 ng/ml, in singleton and twin-bearing groups respectively), then progressively between days 160 and 20 prepartum (31.6 +/- 6.2 to 114.3 +/- 31.3 ng/ml and 41.6 +/- 7.4 to 155.8 +/- 36.6 ng/ml in singleton and twin-bearing cows respectively). The mean concentration between days 20 and 10 prepartum approximately tripled (P < 0.001) in both these groups of cows (114.3 +/- 31.1 to 493.0 +/- 75.3 ng/ml and 155.8 +/- 36.6 to 409.3 +/- 114.7 ng/ml in singleton and twin-bearing cows respectively), but between days 10 prepartum and parturition the values increased about threefold (P < 0.01) in the singleton group (493.0 +/- 75.3 to 1352.8 +/- 286.5 ng/ml) and fivefold (P < 0.001) in the twin-bearing group (409.3 +/- 114.7 to 2154.0 +/- 505.7 ng/ml). The two cows in group 3 that gave birth prematurely to a stillborn calf or to a schistosomus reflexus calf exhibited an aberrant bPAG profile. Our results indicate that peripheral bPAG concentrations are correlated to the stage of gestation and fetal number, and that the profile of the peripheral plasma concentrations provides a useful indication of the feto-placental status. [less ▲]

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See detailRheological characterization of BaTiO3 sol-gel transition
Brasseur, Alain; Michaux, Bernard; Pirard, René ULg et al

in Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (1997), 9(1), 5-15

BaTiO3 gels were prepared by hydrolysis and polycondensation reactions between titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. The rheology of the sol-gel ... [more ▼]

BaTiO3 gels were prepared by hydrolysis and polycondensation reactions between titanium isopropoxide and barium hydroxide in presence of methoxyethanol, methanol and water. The rheology of the sol-gel transition was studied with a rheometer allowing low amplitude sinusoidal oscillations. Experimental data show a continuous increase in the complex viscosity along with time, showing the progressive character of the transition. The influence of synthesis operating variables was studied. The gelation time, which definition is based on viscoelastic measurements, increases exponentially when the water content is increased, when the dilution due to the methoxyethanol is reduced or when the temperature is lowered. Different growth models were used for the characterization of the particles in the solution. These models suggest that the polymerisation first produces spherical particles (mass fractals) and that these spherical particles then agglomerate to form a linear network. [less ▲]

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See detailLa tracabilite des viandes.
Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Renaville, Robert ULg

in Annales de Gembloux (1997), 103(1-2),

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See detailPd/SiO2-cogelled aerogel catalysts and impregnated aerogel and xerogel catalysts: Synthesis and characterization
Heinrichs, Benoît ULg; Noville, Francis ULg; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg

in Journal of Catalysis (1997), 170(2), 366-376

Pd/SiO2 aerogel catalysts have been synthesized by cogelation of tetraethoxysilane with complex Pd2+[NH2-CH2-CH2-NH-(CH2)(3)-Si(OCH3)(3)](2) containing a hydrolysable silyl group. Pd catalysts have also ... [more ▼]

Pd/SiO2 aerogel catalysts have been synthesized by cogelation of tetraethoxysilane with complex Pd2+[NH2-CH2-CH2-NH-(CH2)(3)-Si(OCH3)(3)](2) containing a hydrolysable silyl group. Pd catalysts have also been prepared by impregnation of silica aerogels and xerogels with solutions of this complex or Pd2+(NH3)(4) followed by drying under hypercritical conditions or under vacuum. It appears that, in cogelled samples, the Pd2+ complex acts as a nucleation agent in the formation of silica particles. The resulting catalysts are then composed of completely accessible palladium crystallites with a diameter of about 2.3 nm located inside silica particles with a monodisperse microporous distribution centered on a hydraulic radius of 0.43 nm. The continuous meso- and macropore distribution is located in voids between particles and between aggregates constituted of those particles. In impregnated samples, it appears that Pd particles are located outside SiO2 particles. The relation between the texture of cogelled and impregnated catalysts and their behavior toward sintering has been studied in detail. In cogelled samples, it has been shown that Pd crystallites cannot migrate because they are trapped in the pores of SiO2 particles. These catalysts are sinterproof during hypercritical drying, When Pd crystallites are not trapped inside SiO2 particles, hypercritical drying leads to an extensive sintering of metal particles. During calcination of impregnated catalysts dried under vacuum, sintering occurs to a various extent depending on the support texture. The Pd crystallites size decreases when the pore size distribution is shifted toward the small sizes. (C) 1997 Academic Press. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Nucleotide Sequence Of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Chromosome Xv
Dujon, B.; Albermann, K.; Aldea, M. et al

in Nature (1997), 387(6632),

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See detailL'interprétation communautaire de la notion de défendeur défaillant au sens de l'article 27, point 2, de la Convention de Bruxelles
Boularbah, Hakim ULg

in Revue de Droit Commercial Belge [= RDC] = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht [=TBH] (1997)

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See detailDe quelques problèmes posés par l'action directe de l'article 1798 du Code civil, note sous Liège (10e ch.), 23 mai 1996
Georges, Frédéric ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (1997)

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See detailHormonal control of adventitious rooting: Progress and questions
Kevers, Claire ULg; Hausman, J. F.; Faivre-Rampant, O. et al

in Journal of Applied Botany (1997), 71(3-4), 71-79

According to the traditional concept, adventitious rooting is a single developmental process, controlled by one single chief actor, auxin. This concept is out-of-date. This review develops the arguments ... [more ▼]

According to the traditional concept, adventitious rooting is a single developmental process, controlled by one single chief actor, auxin. This concept is out-of-date. This review develops the arguments for rooting as a process consisting of successive physiological phases, with different exogenous requirements. The levels of auxins, peroxidases, phenolic compounds, cytokinins, polyamines, and ethylene undergo typical changes during these phases. Their complex interactions are far from being elucidated. The changes characterizing the rooting inductive phase may be similar to those occurring during flowering evocation. Thus these changes seem to be more indicative of a shift in a developmental programme than of a specific organogenic process. [less ▲]

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See detailGalectin-3 and laminin expression in neoplastic and non-neoplastic thyroid tissue.
Fernandez, P. L.; Merino, M. J.; Gomez, M. et al

in Journal of Pathology (The) (1997), 181(1), 80-6

Galectin-3 is a 31 kD beta-galactoside-binding lectin which is expressed by several types of non-neoplastic and neoplastic cells and which may be involved in cell-extracellular matrix interactions. An ... [more ▼]

Galectin-3 is a 31 kD beta-galactoside-binding lectin which is expressed by several types of non-neoplastic and neoplastic cells and which may be involved in cell-extracellular matrix interactions. An immunohistochemical study has been made of the expression of galectin-3, as well as its ligand, laminin, in a spectrum of benign and malignant thyroid neoplasms and in some non-neoplastic conditions. Immunohistochemistry with anti-human recombinant galectin-3 antibody showed consistent, intense positivity in the neoplastic cells of 18 cases of papillary carcinoma and less intense staining in the five anaplastic carcinomas studied. In addition, two out of three poorly differentiated carcinomas, three out of six medullary carcinomas, and four out of eight follicular carcinomas had less intense or focal positivity. One case of Hurthle cell carcinoma showed scattered strongly positive cells. Eight follicular adenomas, three hyperplastic nodules, five nodular goitres, and normal thyroid tissue were negative. Galectin-3 mRNA expression was also evaluated in three of the papillary carcinomas, two follicular adenomas, and one hyperplastic nodule with matched normal tissue. Northern blot analysis demonstrated mRNA overexpression in the three cases of papillary carcinomas, whereas normal and benign tissues were negative. Laminin distribution in neoplastic and non-neoplastic tissue varied with architectural patterns but did not correlate with galectin-3 immunohistochemical expression. We conclude that expression of galectin-3 is limited to inflammatory foci in normal and benign thyroid tissue and is a phenotypic feature of malignant thyroid neoplasms, especially papillary carcinomas. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) nasal ventilation on the postoperative pulmonary restrictive syndrome in obese patients undergoing gastroplasty.
Joris, Jean ULg; Sottiaux, Thierry; Chiche, Jean-Daniel et al

in CHEST (1997), 111(3), 665-70

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Upper abdominal surgery results in a postoperative restrictive pulmonary syndrome. Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP System; Respironics Inc; Murrysville, Pa), which combines ... [more ▼]

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Upper abdominal surgery results in a postoperative restrictive pulmonary syndrome. Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP System; Respironics Inc; Murrysville, Pa), which combines pressure support ventilation and positive end-expiratory pressure via a nasal mask, could allow alveolar recruitment during inspiration and prevent expiratory alveolar collapse, and therefore limit the postoperative pulmonary restrictive syndrome. This study investigated the effect of BiPAP on postoperative pulmonary function in obese patients after gastroplasty. DESIGN: Prospective controlled randomized study. SETTING: GI surgical ward in a university hospital. PATIENTS: Thirty-three morbidly obese patients scheduled for gastroplasty were studied. INTERVENTION: The patients were assigned to one of three techniques of ventilatory support during the first 24 h postoperatively: O2 via a face mask, BiPAP System 8/4, with inspiratory and expiratory positive airway pressure set at 8 and 4 cm H2O, respectively, or BiPAP System 12/4 set at 12 and 4 cm H2O. Pulmonary function (FVC, FEV1, and peak expiratory flow rate [PEFR]) were measured the day before surgery, 24 h after surgery, and on days 2 and 3. Oxygen saturation by pulse oximeter (SpO2) was also recorded during room air breathing. RESULTS: Three patients were excluded. After surgery, FVC, FEV1, PEFR, and SpO2 significantly decreased in the three groups. On day 1, FVC and FEV1 were significantly improved in the group BiPAP System 12/4, as compared with no BiPAP; SpO2 was also significantly improved. After removal of BiPAP System 12/4, these benefits were maintained, allowing faster recovery of pulmonary function. No significant effects were observed on PEFR. BiPAP System 8/4 had no significant effect on the postoperative pulmonary restrictive syndrome. CONCLUSION: Prophylactic use of BiPAP System 12/4 during the first 24 h postoperatively significantly reduces pulmonary dysfunction after gastroplasty in obese patients and accelerates reestablishment of preoperative pulmonary function. [less ▲]

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See detailRelative and absolute in Leibniz' physics and metaphysics
Bouquiaux, Laurence ULg

in Epistemologia (1997)

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See detailImmunohistochemical analysis of proliferative activity and steroid receptor expression in peritoneal and ovarian endometriosis
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Casanas-Roux, Françoise; Donnez, Jacques

in Fertility and Sterility (1997), 68(5), 912-919

Objective: To assess the proliferative activity of eutopic and ectopic endometrium throughout the menstrual cycle and its correlation to steroid receptor content. Design: The immunohistochemical use of Ki ... [more ▼]

Objective: To assess the proliferative activity of eutopic and ectopic endometrium throughout the menstrual cycle and its correlation to steroid receptor content. Design: The immunohistochemical use of Ki 67 was applied to investigate the proliferation index. A recently advanced stereographic computer technology was used to investigate steroid receptors. Setting: University hospital department of gynecology. Patient(s): Biopsies of eutopic endometrium, black and red peritoneal endometriotic lesions, and ovarian endometriomas were taken from infertile patients and classified according to the phase of the cycle. Result(s): In normal endometrium, the glandular proliferation index was highest during the proliferative phase and was statistically significantly reduced during the secretory phase. No proliferative activity was observed in the late secretory phase. No statistically significant differences were found between ectopic endometrium and eutopic endometrium except during the late secretory phase, when proliferative activity was still present in endometriotic tissue. The stromal proliferation index was similar in red lesions, ovarian endometriomas, and eutopic endometrium during the secretory phase. In normal endometrium, the highest concentrations of estrogen receptors (ERs) and P receptors (PRs) occurred in the epithelial and stromal cells during the late proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. Estrogen receptor and PR content declined throughout the secretory phase. In ectopic endometrium, PR persisted in the glandular epithelium during the late secretory phase. Estrogen receptors persisted in the glandular epithelium and stroma of red peritoneal lesions and ovarian endometriomas during the late secretory phase. Conclusion(s): The high proliferative activity and the persistence of ERs and PRs in the stroma of red lesions and ovarian endometriomas emphasize the primordial role of the stroma in the development of endometriosis and suggest different mechanisms of proliferation control from those observed in eutopic endometrium. [less ▲]

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See detailLack Of Mutation In The Waf1/Cip1 Gene During Bovine Leukemia Virus-Induced Leukemogenesis
Dequiedt, Franck ULg; Willems, Luc ULg; Kerkhofs, P. et al

in Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology (1997), 59(3-4),

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See detailAntitumor and radiosensitizing effects of (E)-2'-Deoxy-2'-(Fluoromethylene) cytidine, a novel inhibior of ribonucleotide diphosphate reductase on human colon carcinoma xenografts in nude mice.
Sun, Lin-Quan; Li, Ye-Xiong; Guillou, Louis et al

in Cancer Research (1997), 57

Antitumor and radiosensitizing effects of (E).2'-deoxy.2'-(fluromethyl ene) cytidine (FMdC), a novel inhibitor of ribonucleotide reductase, were evaluated on nude mice bearing s.c. xenografts and liver ... [more ▼]

Antitumor and radiosensitizing effects of (E).2'-deoxy.2'-(fluromethyl ene) cytidine (FMdC), a novel inhibitor of ribonucleotide reductase, were evaluated on nude mice bearing s.c. xenografts and liver metastases of a human colon carcinoma. FMdC given once daily or twice weekly has a dose-dependent antitumor effect. The maximum tolerated dose In the mice was reached with 10 mgi'kg applied daily over 12 days. Twice weekly administration of FMdC reduced its toxicity but lowered the antitumor effect. Treatment of preestablished liver micrometastases obtained via intrasplenic injection of tumor cells, with 5 or 10 mgfkg FMdC, signifi candy prolonged the survival of the mice as compared to controls (P < 0.025 and P < 0.001, respectively). Ten mg/kg resulted in longer survival than S mg/kg FMdC (P < 0.05). Radiotherapy alone of s.c. xenografts (10 fractions over 12 days) yielded the radiation dose required to produce local tumor control in 50% of the treated mice (TCD@O)of 43.0 Gy. When combined with FMdC, TCDsawas reduced to 22.5 and 19.0 Gy at doses of 5 and 10 mg/kg given i.p. 1 h before each irradiation, respec tively. The corresponding enhancement ratios were 1.91 and 2.43, respec lively. FMdC produced moderate and reversible myelosuppression. When 5 mg/kg FMdC was combined with irradiation, there was no increased skin or hematological toxicity as compared to radiotherapy or FMdC alone. At the 10 mg/kg level, however, lower leukocyte counts were observed. These results show that FMdC appears to be a potent anticancer drug and radiosensitizer [less ▲]

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See detailSurface Molecular Structure of Self-Assembled Alkanethiols Evidenced by UPS and Photoemission with Synchrotron Radiation
Duwez, Anne-Sophie ULg; Di Paolo, Stéphanie; Ghijsen, Jacques et al

in Journal of Physical Chemistry B (1997), 101

With the aim of investigating the configurational and conformational characteristics of monolayers of alkanethiols on gold by means of a photoemission experiment, we compare the valence data obtained from ... [more ▼]

With the aim of investigating the configurational and conformational characteristics of monolayers of alkanethiols on gold by means of a photoemission experiment, we compare the valence data obtained from these layers using synchrotron radiation and ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS). The incident energy used for synchrotron radiation has been chosen very close to the Cooper minimum of the 5d levels of gold, in order to limit as much as possible interference from the substrate. The recorded spectra differ markedly from one sample to another, notwithstanding their closely related chemical nature. These variations are compared consistently with semiquantitative simulations on model clusters and found thereby to reflect specifically the influence of the connectivity and of specific interactions on the electronic structure of long hydrocarbon chains [less ▲]

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See detailEmission from cobalt in type Ia supernovae
Liu, W; Jeffery, D J; Schultz, D R et al

in Astrophysical Journal (1997), 489

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See detailGlobal adaptive stabilization of cascade nonlinear systems
Jankovic, M.; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg; Kokotovic, Petar V.

in Automatica (1997), 33(2), 263-368

An adaptive controller is developed for a class of nonlinear systems for which other approaches (e.g. backstepping) may fail to be applicable. The new design employs feedback passivation and an explicit ... [more ▼]

An adaptive controller is developed for a class of nonlinear systems for which other approaches (e.g. backstepping) may fail to be applicable. The new design employs feedback passivation and an explicit construction of a Lyapunov function for the zero dynamics with respect to a relative degree 1 output. As an illustration a longstanding "nonlinear benchmark problem" is solved. [less ▲]

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See detailRheological characterization on the BaTiO3 sol-gel transition
Van Cantfort, Olivier; Brasseur, Alain; Michaux, Bernard et al

in Faraday Discussions (1997), 101

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See detailOxidation of allylselenides with the Sharpless AD-reagents
Krief, Alain; Colaux, Catherine ULg; Dumont, willy

in Tetrahedron Letters (1997), 38(18), 3315-3318

Allylselenides are efficiently oxidized by AD-mix reagents. Oxidation takes chemoselectively place on the selenium atom of allylselenides bearing a methylseleno or a phenylseleno moiety, but ... [more ▼]

Allylselenides are efficiently oxidized by AD-mix reagents. Oxidation takes chemoselectively place on the selenium atom of allylselenides bearing a methylseleno or a phenylseleno moiety, but chemoselectively occurs on the C,C double bond of the corresponding o-nitrophenyl derivatives. [less ▲]

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See detailAlternative techniques of hysterectomy.
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Donnez, Jacques

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (1997), 336(4), 291-2

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See detailNon-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the elderly.
Scheen, André ULg

in Bailliere's Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1997), 11(2), 389-406

The prevalence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus dramatically increases with age. Older diabetic subjects have an increased frequency of complications from diabetes compared with their younger ... [more ▼]

The prevalence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus dramatically increases with age. Older diabetic subjects have an increased frequency of complications from diabetes compared with their younger counterparts and higher morbidity and mortality rates compared with age-matched non-diabetic controls. Elderly patients with diabetes are generally treated following the same approach as in younger patients: dietary therapy first, followed by oral hypoglycaemic agents and ultimately insulin. However, several specificities should be pointed out. Changes associated with ageing may affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of both sulphonylureas (increasing the risk of severe hypoglycaemia) and biguanides (increasing the risk of lactic acidosis). The best insulin regimen in old age is not known, but a twice-daily injection of a pre-mixed insulin preparation is usually recommended. Goals of therapy must be realistic and not cause disabling side-effects. The general practitioner plays a crucial role in the care of elderly diabetic patients, but access to a multidisciplinary specialized team may be necessary. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysical activity and cardiovascular risk factors in children. The Belgian Luxembourg Child Study.
Guillaume, Michèle ULg; Lapidus, L.; Bjorntorp, P.

in Obesity Research (1997)

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See detailInfluence of cholesterol on survival after stroke. Cholesterol may be marker of inflammation.
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

in BMJ (Clinical Research ed.) (1997), 315(7116), 1159

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See detailLong-wavelength behavior of the exchange-correlation kernel in the Kohn-Sham theory of periodic systems
Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Gonze, X.; Godby, R. W.

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (1997), 56(20), 12811-12817

The polarization dependence of the exchange-correlation (re) energy functional of periodic insulators within Kohn-Sham (KS) density-functional theory requires a O(1/q(2)) divergence in the re kernel for ... [more ▼]

The polarization dependence of the exchange-correlation (re) energy functional of periodic insulators within Kohn-Sham (KS) density-functional theory requires a O(1/q(2)) divergence in the re kernel for small vectors q. This behavior, exemplified for a one-dimensional model semiconductor, is also observed when an insulator happens to be described asa KS metal, or vice versa. Although it can occur in the exchange-only kernel, it is not found in the usual local, semilocal, or even nonlocal approximations to KS theory. We also show that the test-charge and. electronic definitions of the macroscopic dielectric constant differ from one another in exact KS theory, but are equivalent in the above-mentioned approximations. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficiency and productivity of the insurance industry in the OECD countries
Fecher-Bourgeois, Fabienne ULg; Donni, Olivier

in Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice (1997), 22(No. 85, October 1997), 523-535

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See detailCortical application of potassium chloride induces the low-molecular weight heat shock protein (Hsp27) in astrocytes.
Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; David, Jean-Claude; Robertson, H. A. et al

in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (1997), 17(7), 781-90

Spreading depression induces tolerance to ischemic injury, and ischemic tolerance has been associated with expression of heat shock proteins (Hsp). Here we examine Hsp27 expression after KCl-induced ... [more ▼]

Spreading depression induces tolerance to ischemic injury, and ischemic tolerance has been associated with expression of heat shock proteins (Hsp). Here we examine Hsp27 expression after KCl-induced spreading depression. Twenty-minute cortical KCl application induced Hsp27 immunoreactivity in glial fibrillary acidic protein-positive astrocytes of the ipsilateral neocortex. Systemic administration of MK-801 (3 mg/kg) suppressed KCl-induced Hsp27 expression in the parietal cortex. Astrocytes in the posterior cingulate and retrosplenial cortex did not express Hsp27 after KCl application but did express Hsp27 after systemic administration of high dose MK-801 (9 mg/kg). Whereas Hsp27 was usually observed in all layers of the parietal cortex after 5-minute application of KCl, in 2 of 6 rats, Hsp27 was seen in clusters of astrocytes or in astrocytes in the superficial layers I to III of the parietal cortex. We conclude that (1) cortical application of KCl triggered Hsp27 astrocytic expression; (2) astrocytes in the cingulate and retrosplenial cortex responded differently compared with astrocytes of the parietal cortex; (3) Hsp27 expression progressed from small clusters of astrocytes throughout superficial layers of the cortex that joined and recruited astrocytes in deeper layers; (4) several mechanisms induced Hsp27 astrocytic expression. We propose that Hsp27 is involved in spreading depression-induced ischemic tolerance through protection of astrocyte function. [less ▲]

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See detailOrientation des objectifs et participation à des activités sportives
Ledent, Maryse; Telama, Risto; Cloes, Marc ULg et al

in Sport (1997), 159/160

Il existe une multitude de facteurs d'influence qui rendent la prévision d'une participation à l'activité sportive particulièrement délicate: influences biologiques et démographiques, psychologiques ... [more ▼]

Il existe une multitude de facteurs d'influence qui rendent la prévision d'une participation à l'activité sportive particulièrement délicate: influences biologiques et démographiques, psychologiques, sociales et environnementales. ... [less ▲]

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See detailHypochlorous acid activates NF-kappaB transcription factor in T lymphocytes
Schoonbroodt, Sonia; Legrand-Poels, Sylvie ULg; Best-Belpomme, Martin et al

in Biochemical Journal (1997)

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See detailEmerging Roles for Proteinases in Cancer
Noël, Agnès ULg; Gilles, Christine ULg; Bajou, Khalid ULg et al

in Invasion & Metastasis (1997), 17(5), 221-39

Metalloproteinases and serine proteinases have been associated with tumor invasion and formation of metastasis which represent the major obstacles to cancer cure. The contribution of proteinases in these ... [more ▼]

Metalloproteinases and serine proteinases have been associated with tumor invasion and formation of metastasis which represent the major obstacles to cancer cure. The contribution of proteinases in these processes was initially thought to be the destruction of extracellular matrices. However, recent evidence suggests that they mainly affect tumor growth rather than invasion. Proteinases can indeed generate active matrix protein fragments, influence the release, the activation and the bioavailability of growth factors, and consequently modulate tumor cell growth, apoptosis and angiogenesis. Additionally, proteinases, their receptors and/or inhibitors can be directly involved in cell migration and in the processing or shedding of cell surface proteins. Further elucidation of the functions of proteinases is essential for the development of novel anticancer strategies. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of a blend of fructo-oligosaccharides and sugar beet fiber on nutrient digestibility and plasma metabolites concentrations in healthy Beagles
Diez, Marianne ULg; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg; Baldwin, Paule ULg et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1997), 58

Objective-To evaluate effects of a blend of fructo-oligosaccharides and sugar beet fiber (4:1) at 3 incorporation rates on nutrient digestibility and plasma glucose, insulin, alpha-aminonitrogen, urea ... [more ▼]

Objective-To evaluate effects of a blend of fructo-oligosaccharides and sugar beet fiber (4:1) at 3 incorporation rates on nutrient digestibility and plasma glucose, insulin, alpha-aminonitrogen, urea, cholesterol, and triglycerides concentrations measured weekly in nonfed dogs and during a 360-minute period after a meal. Animals-8 castrated 1 to 1.4-year-old young adult male Beagles weighing 10.0 to 13.5 kg. Procedure-Diets containing 2 incorporation rates of a blend of fructo-oligosaccharides and sugar beet fiber (5 and 10% on a dry matter basis [diets B and C, respectively]) were compared with a control diet without additional fiber (diet A). The 3 diets were evaluated for ability to modify digestibility of dry and organic matter, protein, fat, and ash and for effects on plasma glucose, insulin, alpha-aminonitrogen, urea, cholesterol, and triglycerides concentrations. Each diet was fed for 6 weeks; plasma samples were collected weekly before feeding and after feeding on the last day of the period, During 1 week at the end of the 6-week period, dogs were kept in metabolic cages. Each period of the block was followed by a 4-week washout period. Results-Incorporating the blend of fructo-oiigosaccharides and sugar beet fiber in the diet was associated with greater passage of wet feces (diets B and C) and lower protein digestibility (diet C). Postprandial glucose (diet C), urea (diets B and C) and triglyceride (diets B and C) concentrations were significantly (P < 0.01) decreased. Weekly preprandial measurements were characterized by decreased urea (diets B and C), cholesterol (diet C), and triglycerides (diets B and C) concentrations (P < 0.001). Conclusion-Chronic consumption of fermentable fiber is associated with mildly decreased protein digestibility and with metabolic effects in nonfed or fed dogs. Clinical Relevance-A blend of fructo-oligosaccharides and sugar beet fiber should he tested as a dietary aid for treatment of chronic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus or hyperlipidemia, in dogs. [less ▲]

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See detailPower system security assessment: a position paper
Marceau, R.J.; Endrenyi, J.; Allan, R. et al

in Electra (1997), 175

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See detailThe Complete Genome Sequence Of The Gram-Positive Bacterium Bacillus Subtilis
Kunst, F.; Ogasawara, N.; Moszer, I. et al

in Nature (1997), 390(6657), 249-256

Bacillus subtilis is the best-characterized member of the Gram-positive bacteria. Its genome of 4,214,810 base pairs comprises 4,100 protein-coding genes. Of these protein-coding genes, 53% are ... [more ▼]

Bacillus subtilis is the best-characterized member of the Gram-positive bacteria. Its genome of 4,214,810 base pairs comprises 4,100 protein-coding genes. Of these protein-coding genes, 53% are represented once, while a quarter of the genome corresponds to several gene families that have been greatly expanded by gene duplication, the largest family containing 77 putative ATP-binding transport proteins. In addition, a large proportion of the genetic capacity is devoted to the utilization of a variety of carbon sources, including many plant-derived molecules. The identification of five signal peptidase genes, as well as several genes for components of the secretion apparatus, is important given the capacity of Bacillus strains to secrete large amounts of industrially important enzymes. Many of the genes are involved in the synthesis of secondary metabolites, including antibiotics, that are more typically associated with Streptomyces species. The genome contains at least ten prophages or remnants of prophages, indicating that bacteriophage infection has played an important evolutionary role in horizontal gene transfer, in particular in the propagation of bacterial pathogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailComment je traite les hypertensions réfractaires
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(1), 2-6

L'hypertension artérielle réfractaire représente 10% des hypertensions artérielles traitées. La définition, arbitraire, consiste en la persistance de valeurs de pression artérielle au-delà de 140/90 mmHg ... [more ▼]

L'hypertension artérielle réfractaire représente 10% des hypertensions artérielles traitées. La définition, arbitraire, consiste en la persistance de valeurs de pression artérielle au-delà de 140/90 mmHg malgré une trithérapie antihypertensive dont un diurétique. Ce traitement a été administré à dose optimale pendant une durée suffisante. La reconnaissance des vraies hypertensions réfractaires est la première démarche diagnostique (bonne mesure de la pression artérielle et authenticité de l'augmentation de pression). Ensuite il convient de rechercher une non-observance, une forme secondaire d'hypertension artérielle ou encore une résistance thérapeutique liée à un excès de poids et à un hyperinsulinisme. Cette démarche permettra de proposer un schéma thérapeutique approprié visant à normaliser la pression artérielle, gage d'un risque cardio-vasculaire atténué. Une prise en charge globale des facteurs de risque cardio-vasculaire trouve ici une pleine implication. [less ▲]

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Dupont, Pascal ULg

in Math-Jeunes (1997), 80

Two definitions of the number $e$, $\displaystyle\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\left(1+\frac1n\right)^n$ and $\displaystyle\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac1{n!}$, ares shown equivalent.

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See detailLa cavernostomie: une ancienne technique parfois efficace dans le traitement des abcès pulmonaires
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Siquet, J.; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(7), 498-501

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See detailSur le bilinguisme dans les armées d'Hannibal
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Etudes Classiques (Namur, Belgium) (1997), 65

Examen des divers témoignages antiques relatifs à la question linguistique au sein de l'armée d'Hannibal. Fort hétéroclite par son recrutement, cette armée présentait inévitablement une grande bigarrure ... [more ▼]

Examen des divers témoignages antiques relatifs à la question linguistique au sein de l'armée d'Hannibal. Fort hétéroclite par son recrutement, cette armée présentait inévitablement une grande bigarrure linguistique. On y trouvait cependant des interprètes et des soldats capables de s'exprimer dans la langue des ennemis ou de s'improviser eux-mêmes interprètes. De fait il existait un bilinguisme associant la connaissance d'une ou de plusieurs langues locales, d'une part, et du grec ou du latin, d'autre part. [less ▲]

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See detailFibres alimentaires chez le chien IV. Effets sur les ingestions, le poids, les matières fécales et sur la digestibilité des nutriments
Diez, Marianne ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

The present paper summarizes the influence of diets enriched with fibres on voluntary feed intakes, bodyweight changes of dogs and feces. Fibres affect nutrients digestibility by different mechanisms. The ... [more ▼]

The present paper summarizes the influence of diets enriched with fibres on voluntary feed intakes, bodyweight changes of dogs and feces. Fibres affect nutrients digestibility by different mechanisms. The induced changes vary according to the types of fibre-soluble, insoluble or both- and are, on the whole, quite similar with dogs as in other monogastric species. [less ▲]

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See detailEarliest Taeniate Bisaccates from the Amazon basin are not older than Westphalian.
Loboziak, S; Melo, J.H.G.; Dino, R et al

in Geobios (1997), 30(4), 467-474

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See detailUltrastructural nucleolar alterations induced by an ametantrone/polyr(A-U) complex.
Thiry, Marc ULg; Jamison, J. M.; Gilloteaux, J. et al

in Experimental Cell Research (1997), 236(1), 275-84

In the present study we examined the ultrastructural modifications as well as the precise distribution of DNA and RNA in RT4 cell nucleoli following a 3-h exposure to nontoxic or toxic doses of ... [more ▼]

In the present study we examined the ultrastructural modifications as well as the precise distribution of DNA and RNA in RT4 cell nucleoli following a 3-h exposure to nontoxic or toxic doses of ametantrone (AMT), poly(adenylate-uridylate) (polyr(A-U), or an AMT/polyr(A-U) combination. While distribution of nucleic acids within the various nucleolar components is not modified following all treatments, the nucleoli exhibit several ultrastructural changes: redistribution of the nucleolar components, decrease in the number of fibrillar centers, and increase in the size of the fibrillar centers. The relative frequencies of the test agents to induce the apparition of nucleoli of compact type are AMT/polyr(A-U) > AMT approximately polyr(A-U) > sham-treated, while the abilities of the test agents to induce the nucleolar segregation are AMT/polyr(A-U) approximately AMT > polyr(A-U) > sham-treated cells. These ultrastructural changes are characteristics of drugs that intercalate into DNA and inhibit rDNA transcription as well as rRNA processing and release of nascent preribosomes from the nucleolus. [less ▲]

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See detailUn cas de néoténie dans un bâtiment désaffecté, chez le Triton alpestre, Triturus alpestris apuanus (Salamandridae)
Denoël, Mathieu ULg

in Alytes (1997), 15

A population of Triturus alpestris apuanus of the Apuane Alps (Tuscany , Italy) was studied during July 1994. The particularity of this population is that it breeds in an artificial site, in the dark and ... [more ▼]

A population of Triturus alpestris apuanus of the Apuane Alps (Tuscany , Italy) was studied during July 1994. The particularity of this population is that it breeds in an artificial site, in the dark and under cover, in a deserted building. Moreover some neotenic newts were discovered. The recent colonization and the instability of this biotope indicate a form of labile neoteny, appearing and disappearing spontaneously. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of radiography , magnetic resonance imaging and surgical findings in dogs with elbow dysplasia
Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Balligand, Marc ULg; Saunders, J. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1997), 58(12), 1367-1370

Objective-To describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of medial coronoid process and humeral condyle lesions in dysplastic cubital joints and to compare survey radiography and MRI for ... [more ▼]

Objective-To describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of medial coronoid process and humeral condyle lesions in dysplastic cubital joints and to compare survey radiography and MRI for evaluation of fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP) and lesions of the medial aspect of the humeral condyle (MAHC). Animals-18 dogs with elbow dysplasia. Procedure-Radiography of 22 cubital joints was performed. The 22 joints then underwent MRI. The scans were evaluated with regard to the shape and signal of the coronoid process; articular cartilage change, subchondral bone disruption of the MAHC. Surgical findings were used as the standard to calculate accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and positive-and negative-predictive values for specific diagnosis of FMCP (free fragment) and lesions of the MAHC. Results-At surgery, 31.8% of the joints had FMCP (free), 36.4% had nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process, and 27.2% had nondisplaced mineralized coronoid process, Eleven joints had lesions of the MAHC, and wear lesions were observed in 41% of the joints. On radiography, FMCP (free) was visualized in 9% of the joints and lesions of the MAHC were observed in 23%. MRI had the highest accuracy (95.5%), sensitivity (100%), and negative-predictive value (100%) for detection of FMCP (free), and had accuracy (91%), sensitivity (87.5%), specificity (92.5%), and positive (87.5%)- and negative (92.5%)- predictive values for detection of nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process. Conclusions and Clinical relevance-Compared with radiography, MRI was useful for detection of nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process; images consistently correlated with surgical findings. The technique is accurate and especially useful when radiographic findings are inconclusive. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification of neurotensin-related peptides in human thymic epithelial cell membranes and relationship with MHC class I molecules
Vanneste, Yves; Ntodou-Thomé, Agnès; Vandersmissen, Eric et al

in Journal of Neuroimmunology (1997), 76

This study shows the expression at the cell surface of human thymic epithelial cells (TEC) of a neurotensin (NT)-like immunoreactivity. NT radio-immunoassay (RIA) revealed that cultured human TEC contain ... [more ▼]

This study shows the expression at the cell surface of human thymic epithelial cells (TEC) of a neurotensin (NT)-like immunoreactivity. NT radio-immunoassay (RIA) revealed that cultured human TEC contain ± 5 ng immunoreactive (ir) NT/106 cells, of which 5% is associated with plasma cell membranes. HPLC analysis of NT-ir present in human TEC showed a major peak of NT-ir corresponding to NT1–13. NT-ir was not detected in the supernatant of human TEC cultures. Using an affinity column prepared with a anti-MHC class I monoclonal antibody, NT-ir-related peptides were retained on the column and eluted together with MHC class I-related proteins. According to the elution time on HPLC of these peptides, they correspond to intact NT1–13, as well as to smaller fragments of NT1–13. [less ▲]

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See detailAssociative chunk strength in artificial grammar learning
Meulemans, Thierry ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

in Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory & Cognition (1997), 23(4), 1007-1028

In four experiments, adherence to grammatical rules and associative chunk strength (including different measures, each calculated on the basis of the frequency with which bigrams and trigrams present in ... [more ▼]

In four experiments, adherence to grammatical rules and associative chunk strength (including different measures, each calculated on the basis of the frequency with which bigrams and trigrams present in the test strings appeared in the learning strings) were manipulated independently in the test phase of an artificial grammar learning task. When participants learned few items of the grammar (Experiments 1a and 2a), the associated items were more often classified as grammatical than the nonassociated ones. On the other hand, when the learning phase included most of the grammatical items (Experiments 1b and 2b), the only effect observed was an effect of grammaticality. These results suggest that, depending on the specific constraints of the tasks, knowledge based on bigrams and trigrams and knowledge based on the abstraction of the grammatical structure can be used for the classification task. [less ▲]

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See detailA role for Xenopus Gli-type zinc finger proteins in the early embryonic patterning of mesoderm and neuroectoderm
Marine, Jean-Christophe; Bellefroid, Eric J.; Pendeville-Samain, Hélène ULg et al

in Mechanisms of Development (1997), 63(2), 211-25

Gli-type zinc finger proteins play important regulatory roles in vertebrate and invertebrate embryogenesis. In Xenopus, the Gli-type proteins XGli-3 and XGli-4 are first expressed in earliest stages of ... [more ▼]

Gli-type zinc finger proteins play important regulatory roles in vertebrate and invertebrate embryogenesis. In Xenopus, the Gli-type proteins XGli-3 and XGli-4 are first expressed in earliest stages of mesoderm and neural development. Transient transfection assays reveal that XGli-3 and XGli-4 can function as transcription repressors. Counteracting the Gli-protein repressor activity by ectopic expression of a fusion protein that contains the Gli-zinc finger cluster connected to the E1A activator domain in Xenopus embryos results in specific morphological alterations in the developing somites and in the central nervous system. Altered expression characteristics for a broad set of molecular markers highlighting specific aspects of mesodermal and neural differentiation demonstrate an important role for Gli-type zinc finger proteins in the early mesodermal and neural patterning of Xenopus embryos. [less ▲]

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See detailHiggs boson search at photon collider for M(h) = 140-GeV - 190-GeV
Ginzburg, I. F.; Ivanov, Igor ULg

in Physics Letters B (1997), 408

A Higgs boson within the mass range $M_H=140-190$ GeV can be discovered at a photon collider in the reaction $\gamma\gamma\to WW$ (with real or virtual W) with the luminosity integral about 1 fb$^{-1 ... [more ▼]

A Higgs boson within the mass range $M_H=140-190$ GeV can be discovered at a photon collider in the reaction $\gamma\gamma\to WW$ (with real or virtual W) with the luminosity integral about 1 fb$^{-1}$. The reasonable resolution in the effective mass of the WW system is required. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence and characterization of Microsporum canis carriage in cats.
Mignon, Bernard ULg; Losson, Bertrand ULg

in Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology : Bi-Monthly Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (1997), 35(4), 249-256

In order to determine the prevalence and to characterize the carriage of Microsporum canis in cats, different mycological examinations (including a culture obtained by hair brushing and Wood's light ... [more ▼]

In order to determine the prevalence and to characterize the carriage of Microsporum canis in cats, different mycological examinations (including a culture obtained by hair brushing and Wood's light examination) were performed on 632 animals of different origins. Group 1 comprised 467 healthy pet cats belonging to veterinary students. In this group, prevalence of carriage was 2.1%: eight cats were asymptomatic transient carriers and one cat was an asymptomatic infected animal presenting discrete Wood's-positive lesions disseminated on the whole body that were visible after sedation and clipping. The carriage prevalence was higher (15.7%) in group 2 comprising 134 European cats destroyed in a pound and kept together. In two additional groups of cats, it was shown that an infected cat was responsible for the dissemination of fungal material into its environment including the other in-contact animals. When the active source of fungus was removed, the dissemination stopped, resulting in a decrease in the amount of infective material recovered from both the animal carriers and the environmental surfaces. This was also observed in two experimental groups of guinea pigs. No association between feline immunodeficiency virus infection and the M. canis carriage was observed in a retrospective case-control study performed on group 2. None of these cats was feline leukaemia virus positive. [less ▲]

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See detailBovine herpesvirus type 4. In Lymphotropicherpesviruses: Epstein-Barr virus and Human herpesvirus 8
Thiry, Etienne ULg; Lomonte, P.; Vanderplasschen, Alain ULg et al

in International Agency for research on cancer (1997)

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See detailEpilepsies rebelles de l'enfant: définition et modalités de prise en charge hospitalière
Leroy, Patricia; Dubru, Jean-Marie ULg; Misson, Jean-Paul ULg

in Neurone (1997), 2(8), 285-288

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See detailPregnancies after vitrification of human day 5 embryos
Vanderzwalmen, Pierre ULg; Delval, Alain; Chatziparasidou, A. et al

in Human Reproduction (1997), 12(suppl), 98

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See detailLe rôle de l'expert
Boxho, Philippe ULg

in Société d'étude du dommage corporel (1997)

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See detailNos élèves préfèrent Pythagore à Newton
Monseur, Christian ULg

in Pilotinfo (1997), 20(septembre),

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See detailUne route mérovingienne en Hautes-Fagnes (La Via Mansuerisca ?). Derniers résultats scientifiques.
Streel, Maurice ULg

in Bulletin de l"Académie Royale de Belgique, Classe Sciences 6e série (1997), VIII(7-12), 367-376

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See detailOrigine sociale et réussite scolaire : un modèle en Chaîne de Markov estimé sur données individuelles belges
Donni, Olivier; Lejeune, Bernard ULg

in Recherches Economiques de Louvain (1997), 63(4), 421-446

Cet article étudie les relations entre l'origine socio-économique des élèves belges et leur parcours scolaire primaire et secondaire. Il repose sur l'hypothèse que le parcours scolaire des élèves peut ... [more ▼]

Cet article étudie les relations entre l'origine socio-économique des élèves belges et leur parcours scolaire primaire et secondaire. Il repose sur l'hypothèse que le parcours scolaire des élèves peut être décrit par un processus de Markov. Sur la base d'un échantillon transversal d'un millier d'enfants, en fonction de variables socio-économiques et pour chacune des années de scolarité obligatoire, les probabilités individuelles de poursuivre un parcours scolaire ''normal'', c.-à-d. sans redoublement ni relégation dans une filière de second choix, sont estimées. Nos résultats montrent que derrière les substantiels taux agrégés de redoublement qui caractérisent le système scolaire belge se cachent en fait de profondes inégalités sociales. [less ▲]

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See detailSome mathematical problems associated withe the development and use of marine models
Deleersnijder, E.; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Campin, J. M. et al

in NATO ASI Series (1997), I(48),

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See detailThe size of nanoparticles after their incorporation in gastroresistant spheroids
Duvivier, F; Grandfils, Christian ULg; Léonard, F et al

in Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique (1997), 52(3), 123

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See detailPositron emission tomography in parkinsonism
Salmon, Eric ULg

in Acta Neurologica Belgica (1997), 97(3), 187-191

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See detailStepwise introduction of pi-electron cross-conjugaison: a possible access to [5] radialenes ?
Geneste, Florence; Moradpour, Alec; Dive, Georges ULg

in Journal of Organic Chemistry (1997), 62(16), 5339-5343

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See detailWhat Is the Risk of Transferral of an Undetected Neoplasm During Organ Transplantation?
Detry, Olivier ULg; Bonnet, Pierre ULg; Honore, Pierre ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (1997), 29(5), 2410-1

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See detailEcotoxicological and pathological studies of common guillemots Uria aalge beached on the Belgian coast during six successive wintering periods (1989-90 to 1994-95)
Debacker, Virginie ULg; Holsbeek, Ludo; Tapia, German et al

in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (1997), 29(3), 159-168

During 6 successive wintering periods, 727 common guillemots Uria aalge were recovered from Belgian beaches. One-third of the birds were already dead; the rest passed through rehabilitation centres where ... [more ▼]

During 6 successive wintering periods, 727 common guillemots Uria aalge were recovered from Belgian beaches. One-third of the birds were already dead; the rest passed through rehabilitation centres where they eventually died. All birds were monitored for general condition (body mass, fat reserves), eventual status of oiling and pathological changes (cachexia, acute hemorrhagic gastroenteropathy); 339 birds were sampled for trace metals (total and organic Hg, Cu, Zn, Fe, Cd) and PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) analysis. Oiling is still a major cause of death for wintering pelagic seabirds: half of the birds showed signs of external or internal oiling, probably a still greater number of oiled birds never reach the shores. Although a low body mass can be considered a normal winter condition for wintering guillemots, pathology results showed that three-quarters of the studied animals were in a state of cachexia with emaciated pectoral muscle and lowered muscle lipid content. Elevated levels of Cu, Zn, Hg and PCBs were linked to the state of cachexia and may well represent an additional stress factor leading to the debilitation and death of part of the wintering guillemot population. [less ▲]

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See detail"Exolysosomes", Enzyme-Containing Vesicles in the Ecdysial Space of Molting Crabs
Compère, Philippe ULg; Bouchtia, Hicham; Thiry, Marc ULg et al

in Journal of Structural Biology (1997), 119(3), 247-59

Free vesicle-like bodies (VLBs) present in the ecdysial space of cuticle regions undergoing degradation during preecdysis of the Atlantic shore crab Carcinus maenas have been interpreted either as ... [more ▼]

Free vesicle-like bodies (VLBs) present in the ecdysial space of cuticle regions undergoing degradation during preecdysis of the Atlantic shore crab Carcinus maenas have been interpreted either as infectious organisms or as secretion structures associated with degradation of the old cuticle. Ultrastructural, cytochemical, and immunocytological investigations were performed to test these hypotheses and to see whether VLBs are peculiar to this crab species. Similar VLBs were systematically found in two other preecdysial crabs, Cancer pagurus and Macropipus puber. In Car, maenas, they originate during early premolt inside Golgi buddings and are often gathered into large vacuoles in epidermal cells. The histochemical azo-dye technique and a cerium-based cytochemical method revealed acid phosphatase activity in both the ecdysial space and the VLBs, while Feulgen's method and immunocytological labeling always failed to reveal any DNA or RNA in either the ecdysial space or the VLBs. We conclude that VLBs are not infectious organisms but "extracellular" cuticle-degrading organelles of lysosomal origin and propose to coin them "exolysosomes." [less ▲]

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See detailIron management in patients on rHuEpo
Cavill, I.; Macdougall, I. C.; Gokal, R. et al

in British Journal of Renal Medicine (1997), 2

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