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See detailAccelerated erythroid repopulation with no stem-cell competition effect in children treated with recombinant human erythropoietin after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
Locatelli, F.; Zecca, M.; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in British Journal of Haematology (1993), 84(4), 752-4

We carried out a pilot study on the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) to accelerate erythropoietic engraftment in paediatric patients undergoing allogeneic BMT. rHuEPO was administered ... [more ▼]

We carried out a pilot study on the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) to accelerate erythropoietic engraftment in paediatric patients undergoing allogeneic BMT. rHuEPO was administered intravenously at a dose of 75 U/kg per day for 30 d after transplant. Erythroid repopulation, evaluated sequentially through the serum transferrin receptor, was faster in 15 patients receiving rHuEPO than in 16 historical controls (P = 0.0003). This faster erythroid engraftment resulted in a reduction in the total number of red blood cell units required to reach transfusion independence (2.7 +/- 1.2 v 4.2 +/- 2.3, P = 0.027). No significant difference in leucocyte or platelet regeneration was observed. These findings indicate that rHuEPO administration can accelerate erythroid recovery after allogeneic BMT and reduce red cell transfusion requirements with no stem-cell competition effect. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing Partial Orders for the Efficient Verification of Deadlock Freedom and Safety Properties
Godefroid, Patrice; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Formal Methods in System Design (1993), 2(2), 149--164

This article presents an algorithm for detecting deadlocks in concurrent finite-state systems without incurring most of the state explosion due to the modeling of concurrency by interleaving. For systems ... [more ▼]

This article presents an algorithm for detecting deadlocks in concurrent finite-state systems without incurring most of the state explosion due to the modeling of concurrency by interleaving. For systems that have a high level of concurrency, our algorithm can be much more efficient than the classical exploration of the whole state space. Finally, we show that our algorithm can also be used for verifying arbitrary safety properties. [less ▲]

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See detailEarly prediction of response to recombinant human erythropoietin in patients with the anemia of renal failure by serum transferrin receptor and fibrinogen.
Beguin, Yves ULg; Loo, Martine; R'Zik, Samir ULg et al

in Blood (1993), 82(7), 2010-6

Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) has been shown to be effective in correcting the anemia of chronic renal failure, but the dose needed may be variable. The reason for this variation is not known ... [more ▼]

Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) has been shown to be effective in correcting the anemia of chronic renal failure, but the dose needed may be variable. The reason for this variation is not known, but several factors could be involved, such as iron deficiency, inflammation, aluminum intoxication, hyperparathyroidism, blood losses, or marrow dysfunction. Treatment with rHuEpo was given intravenously thrice weekly after hemodialysis to 64 consecutive unselected patients with the anemia of chronic renal failure. The starting dose was 50 U/kg/dose, which was increased to 75 and 100 U/kg/dose if no response was observed after 1 and 2 months of treatment. After a minimum follow-up of 6 months, response was evaluated as early (hematocrit [Hct] > or = 30% before 3 months) or late (Hct > or = 30% after 3 months) response, or failure (target Hct not attained). We examined the value of various laboratory parameters (baseline values and early changes) as predictors of response to rHuEpo. The best prediction by pretreatment parameters only was obtained with baseline serum transferrin receptor (TfR) (< or > or = 3,500 ng/mL) and fibrinogen (< or > or = 4 g/L): 100% response rate when both parameters were low, versus only 29% when they were both high, and versus 67% when one was low and the other high. When the 2-week TfR increment was greater than 20%, the response rate was 96%. When TfR increment was less than 20%, the response rate was 100% when baseline TfR and fibrinogen were low, 12% when fibrinogen was elevated, and 62% when fibrinogen was low but baseline TfR high. The predictive value of baseline TfR and fibrinogen and of the 2-week increment of TfR was confirmed by life table analysis and stepwise discriminant analysis. Major reasons for failure or late response were identified and included subclinical inflammation, iron deficiency, functional iron deficiency, marrow disorders, hemolysis, bleeding, and low Epo dose. We conclude that response to rHuEpo can be predicted early by pretreatment fibrinogen and TfR, together with early changes of TfR levels. These prognostic factors illustrate the importance of the early erythropoietic response, subclinical inflammation, and functional iron deficiency. Early recognition of a low probability of response in a given patient could help identify and correct specific causes of treatment failure to hasten clinical improvement and avoid prolonged ineffective use of an expensive medication. [less ▲]

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See detailUtilisation d'un S.I.G. pour la gestion des ressources forestières : exemple d'application à un inventaire forestier régional
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Lecomte, Hugues; Prevot, Hugues ULg

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1993), 28(2-3), 275-286

The development of a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) leads to new prospects in the field of broad-scale forest inventory, the main objective being to estimate areas and growing stock for the ... [more ▼]

The development of a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) leads to new prospects in the field of broad-scale forest inventory, the main objective being to estimate areas and growing stock for the different stand types in a given region. The dot grid method typically used to estimate the areas in the case of systematic sampling, can be advantageously replaced by the creation within a G.I.S., of a stand map, that can be overlaid with data issued from the inventory. A methodology is proposed, to produce such a map using color infrared aerial photos at a scale of 1:25,000. Geographical data are processed using ILWIS software. The method has been tested on a 200 km² forest area. The error rate for interpretation of stand types is less than 6 % if one considers the confusions between species. The crossing of this stand map with the sample plots layer provides an estimation of the growing stock per stand type. [less ▲]

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See detailEustatic Cycles around the Devonian-Carboniferous Boundary and the sedimentary and fossil record in Sauerland (Federal Republic of Germany).
Bless, M.J.M.; Becker, R.T.; Higgs, K et al

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1993), 115(2), 689-702

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See detailNormal Electro- and Vectorcardiographic Data in the Growing Friesian Calf Using a Semi-Orthogonal Lead System
Amory, Hélène ULg; Genicot, B; Rollin, Frédéric ULg et al

in Journal of Veterinary Medicine. A, Physiology, Pathology, Clinical Medicine (1993), 40(2), 81-92

This study derives normal values for electro- and vectorcardiographic parameters, as generated by the Holmes semi-orthogonal lead system, in healthy growing calves. Sixty-four electrocardiograms were ... [more ▼]

This study derives normal values for electro- and vectorcardiographic parameters, as generated by the Holmes semi-orthogonal lead system, in healthy growing calves. Sixty-four electrocardiograms were recorded from healthy Friesian calves aged from one week to one year. Waveform and duration were analysed and compared in the X-, Y- and Z-leads. The modal P, QRS and T tridimensional vectors were graphically constructed and their magnitude and orientation were calculated. The duration of waves and intervals were similar to data previously reported in the bovine species. Differences from data reported in other species were attributed to heart rate. The duration of waves and QT and ST intervals significantly lengthened with the decrease in heart rate which occurred during growth. PR interval significantly lengthened with physical maturation, and this change was independent of the decrease in heart rate. The magnitude and the orientation of the spatial modal vectors were approximately similar to the few data previously reported in cattle and in other ungulates and were not affected by somatic growth [less ▲]

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See detailLes colibacilloses dans l'espèce bovine
Mainil, Jacques ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

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See detailAmiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis: is there a place for surgery?
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Hamoir, Etienne ULg; D'Silva, Milbhor et al

in World Journal of Surgery (1993), 17(5), 622-6627

Amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism has on most instances been reported as mild, and thyroid functions return to normal after discontinuation of the drug. Nevertheless, life-threatening amiodarone-induced ... [more ▼]

Amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism has on most instances been reported as mild, and thyroid functions return to normal after discontinuation of the drug. Nevertheless, life-threatening amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis has also been described. Conventional treatments such as antithyroid drugs (thionamide) and corticosteroids are essentially ineffective or fail to alter the dramatic course of the thyroid crisis. This limited effectiveness of medical therapy, particularly in patients with previously neglected or unknown thyroid disease, prompted us to intervene surgically. We report a series of nine patients who underwent total or near-total thyroidectomy as a first-line therapy for five of them. Surgery resulted in rapid resolution of thyrotoxicosis with an uneventful postoperative course. This approach has the advantage of immediate effectivity, low risk of relapse, and appears to be the only treatment that permits continued therapy with amiodarone when the drug appears needed to control a life-threatening arrhythmia. [less ▲]

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See detailMiddle and Upper Devonian Miospore Zonation of Eastern Europe.
Avkhimovitch, V.I.; Tchibrikova, E.V.; Obukhovskaya, T.G. et al

in Bull. Centres Rech. Explor.-Prod. Elf Aquitaine, (1993), 17

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See detailBPDZ 44: a new and potent activator of ATP-sensitive K+ channels
Lebrun, P.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Antoine, M.-H. et al

in Diabetologia (1993), 36

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See detailDu bon steak et du bon lait: d'abord interroger le naturel et en percer tous ces secrets
Renaville, Robert ULg; Burny, Arsène; Portetelle, Daniel ULg

in Agricontact (1993), 255

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See detailRésultats de la mesure de la concentration en poussière dans l'air de 12 porcheries
Marlier, Didier ULg; Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Canart, Bernard

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

Aerial dust concentrations in 12 pig houses Dust concentration was measured during 3 days at hourly intervals in 5 farrowing houses and 7 fattening houses. The number concentration of aerial particles was ... [more ▼]

Aerial dust concentrations in 12 pig houses Dust concentration was measured during 3 days at hourly intervals in 5 farrowing houses and 7 fattening houses. The number concentration of aerial particles was measured using a counter which sizes the total numbers in 5 categories: from 0.3-0.5 mum to > 5 mum. The mean dust concentrations were significantly higher in the farrowing houses than in the fattening houses (179 +/- 91 vs 97 +/- 65 particles/ml). Over a 24-h period, the ratio between the highest and the lowest hourly concentrations was 3 +/- 1 in the farrowing houses and 5 +/- 4 in the fattening houses; the difference between the 2 types of houses is significant. The smallest particles were the most numerous; 82 % of the aerial particles were in the size range 0.3-0.5 mum, with less than 1 % being 5 mum or larger. During the most polluted hours, there was proportionally more particles in the size range 0.5-1 mum and significantly less particles in the size ranges 1-2 mum and 2-5 mum, as compared to the less polluted hours. This study shows that most of the aerial particles in piggeries are smaller than 5 mum, the size below which deposition is regarded to occur in the lower respiratory tract, the farrowing houses being more polluted than the fattening houses. [less ▲]

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See detailDensitometric Determination of Salicin in Willow Stem Bark
Poukens-Renwart, Pascale; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg

in Journal of Planar Chromatography (1993), 6(november-december), 434-437

Most of the salicin present in willow stem bark occurs as labile glycosides (e.g. salicin, salicortin, 2-O'-acetylsalicortin, 3-O'-acetylsalicortin, tremulacin and fragilin). On alkaline hydrolysis, these ... [more ▼]

Most of the salicin present in willow stem bark occurs as labile glycosides (e.g. salicin, salicortin, 2-O'-acetylsalicortin, 3-O'-acetylsalicortin, tremulacin and fragilin). On alkaline hydrolysis, these acylated derivatives decompose to salicin; in this way, the total amount of salicin can be determined. A HPTLC method has been developed for the quantitative determination of salicin in stem bark before and after alkaline hydrolysis. The mobile phase used for the separation is a modification of one described in the literature. a double or triple migration is necessary to separate salicin from other components of the extract. The results have been compared with those obtained after bidimensional chromatography using two phases described for the quantitative evaluation of salicin. to check that separation was complete, the spectrum of salicin obtained from willow extracts was superimposed on that of a salicin standard.Quantification was performed at lambda = 270nm, the wavelenght of maximum absorption in the IV spectrum of salicin. [less ▲]

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See detailÉvolution et fréquence des inondations de l'Ourthe inférieure.
Pauquet, A.; Petit, François ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Etudes Géographiques = Tijdschrift van de Belgische Vereniging voor Aardrijkskundige Studies (1993)

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See detailExteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity in patients with chronic headache and in normal volunteers: methodology, clinical and pathophysiological relevance.
Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Headache (1993), 33(1), 3-17

Exteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity was studied in patients with chronic headache and in healthy controls. Among different methods of recording, averaging 10 full-wave rectified EMG ... [more ▼]

Exteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity was studied in patients with chronic headache and in healthy controls. Among different methods of recording, averaging 10 full-wave rectified EMG responses produces results with acceptable variability and discomfort. The late temporalis exteroceptive suppression period (ES2) is reduced on average in patients with chronic tension-type headache; this finding has been reproduced by several independent laboratories. Mean duration of temporalis ES2 is also diminished, but to a lesser degree, in daily drug abuse headache and, as shown by others, in episodic tension-type headache. It is normal in migraine between attacks, cluster headache and various types of symptomatic headaches. Temporalis ES2 may be decreased in untreated patients with major depression. In healthy volunteers, temporalis ES2 duration is reduced by a short-lasting painful stimulus to peripheral limbs after a delay of 50 to 60 ms, and by a sub-motor threshold electromagnetic stimulation to the contralateral cerebral cortex after a delay of 20 to 30 ms. In contrast, long-lasting trains of peripheral painful stimuli have no effect. Various pharmacological agents are able to modify temporalis ES2. Its duration is increased by 5-HT antagonists, but decreased by 5-HT uptake blockers. Pharmacological effects may differ between controls and patients. Considering these results and available data on the anatomo-functional organization of masticatory reflexes, we postulate that temporalis ES2 is a marker of the excitability of interneuronal nets in the ponto-medullary reticular formation. In chronic tension-type headache, excitability of these interneurons is decreased because of inadequate control by the serotonergic raphe magnus nucleus and the periaqueductal gray matter. Dysfunctioning of the latter structures might be caused by abnormal limbic inputs to the brain stem. Some steps of this pathophysiological hypothesis can be verified by modern neurophysiological techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailLa place de la radiothérapie dans le traitement des sarcomes des tissus mous
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Guillemin, C-L

in Bulletin du Cancer. Radiothérapie : Journal de la Société Française du Cancer : Organe de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique (1993), 80(1), 13-26

La radiothérapie des sarcomes des tissus mous est revue à travers la littérature. Comme la chirurgie, le traitement actinique fait partie du traitement standard. Comparée à la radiothérapie postopératoire ... [more ▼]

La radiothérapie des sarcomes des tissus mous est revue à travers la littérature. Comme la chirurgie, le traitement actinique fait partie du traitement standard. Comparée à la radiothérapie postopératoire, l'approche préopératoire et/ou interstitielle offre l'avantage potentiel de nécessiter de façon plus systématique une approche multidisciplinaire ab initio. Par ailleurs, la radiothérapie préopératoire implique une irradiation des tissus sains moins importante et donc une réduction probable de la toxicité. Le contrôle local et la survie sont comparables pour les deux modalités radiothérapeutiques. Toutefois, la comparaison entre différentes séries reste ardue vu l'hétérogénéité des populations étudiées. Une solution serait d'effectuer une étude randomisée [less ▲]

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See detailAspects cliniques de la néoplasie endocrinienne multiple de type 1 (NEM-1)
Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Beckers, Albert ULg; Stevenaert, Achille ULg

in Médecine & Chirurgie Digestives (1993), 22(8), 468-470

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See detailThe Audiospinal Reaction in Parkinsonian Patients Reflects Functional Changes in Reticular Nuclei
Delwaide, Paul ULg; PEPIN, Jean-Louis ULg; Maertens De Noordhout, Alain ULg

in Annals of Neurology (1993), 33(1), 63-9

Audiospinal facilitation using the soleus H-reflex as a test was compared in 16 control subjects and 23 parkinsonian patients. In the patients, facilitation was significantly reduced during the 75 to 150 ... [more ▼]

Audiospinal facilitation using the soleus H-reflex as a test was compared in 16 control subjects and 23 parkinsonian patients. In the patients, facilitation was significantly reduced during the 75 to 150 msec after the conditioning stimulation. This reduction was seen bilaterally even in patients with a hemisyndrome. It was corrected by L-dopa but not by anticholinergic agents. Facilitation at the 75-msec delay showed an inverse linear correlation with the bradykinesia intensity (r = -0.7, p < 0.01). The results argue in favor of a reduced excitability of the nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis from which a reticulospinal tract emanates as effector of the audiospinal facilitation. This would represent another example of dysfunction of reticular nuclei in Parkinson's disease. [less ▲]

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See detailPolarization correction of the electrostatic potential for aromatic-compounds - Study of the nucleophilic-attack
Dive, Georges ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg

in International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (1993), 46(1), 127-136

The electrostatic potential (EP) and the polarization correction (PL) on the EP were calculated for four aromatic compounds: benzene, chlorobenzene, phenol, and benzoic amide, at the ab initio SCF level ... [more ▼]

The electrostatic potential (EP) and the polarization correction (PL) on the EP were calculated for four aromatic compounds: benzene, chlorobenzene, phenol, and benzoic amide, at the ab initio SCF level within two basis sets: 6-31G** and MINI-1. One calculation was performed using the polarized MINI-1** basis set. The quantity total interaction energy (TEH) defined as -EP + PL can be used as an indicator of the nucleophilic attack preferential position. By reference to 6-31G**, MINI-I provides very satisfactory results. Moreover, the MINI-1** results are very similar to the MINI-I ones. It appears that -EP does not provide a reliable tool to study the nucleophilic attack susceptibility, whereas TEH seems to be very well adapted for this kind of approach. [less ▲]

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See detailIsopyoverdin Pp BTP1, a biogenetically interesting novel siderophore from Pseudomonas putida
Jacques, Philippe; Gwose, Inga; Seinsche, Dieter et al

in Natural Product Letters (1993), 3

From the cultures of Pseudomonas putida BTP 1 a siderophore could be isolated which contains the chromophore 2a rather than 1a typical for pyoverdins. Its structure was elucidated by MS, NHR and chemical ... [more ▼]

From the cultures of Pseudomonas putida BTP 1 a siderophore could be isolated which contains the chromophore 2a rather than 1a typical for pyoverdins. Its structure was elucidated by MS, NHR and chemical degradation. This new structural type is of great interest. The currently accepted biogenetic pathway leading to 1a starts from D-Tyr and L-Dab which condense to give the ferribactin chromophore 4. Subsequent ring closure via the -nitrogen of Dab leads to 1a while alternative ring closure via the -nitrogen would yield 2a. It is for the first time that this iso-chromophore has been detected in a Pseudomonas siderophore. Its discovery confirms the assumed intermediacy of ferribactine in the biogenesis of pyoverdins. [less ▲]

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See detailMicroclimat et composition de l'air dans une enceinte fermée destinée à l'étude de la toxicité des polluants atmosphériques chez le porcelet
Urbain, B.; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Prouvost, J. F. et al

in Veterinary Research (1993), 24(6), 503-514

An experimental model representing the pollution background in a pigpen was constructed in order to study the toxicology of pig respiratory air pollutants. Temperature, relative humidity, air-flow rate ... [more ▼]

An experimental model representing the pollution background in a pigpen was constructed in order to study the toxicology of pig respiratory air pollutants. Temperature, relative humidity, air-flow rate, total dust, total viable particles, endotoxins in respirable dust (< 5 microns) and ammonia were measured in a 1.9 m3 environmental chamber designed for piglets. The activity of 1 piglet was recorded on video. Temperature and relative humidity were respectively 23.9 +/- 1.3 degrees C and 70.5 +/- 8.3% (mean +/- SD). Air flow rate was 10 m3/h. Dust, viable particles, endotoxin and ammonia concentrations were respectively 7 +/- 2 particles/ml, 3.4 x 10(4) +/- 2.9 x 10(4) BCFP (bacterial colony-forming particles)/m3, 4.8 +/- 1.5 ng/m3 and 6 +/- 0.8 ppm (mean +/- SD). All these parameters were comparable to the lowest values recorded in pigpens [less ▲]

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See detailTransmission, Recombination and Conversion of Mitochondrial Markers in Relation to the Mobility of a Group I Intron in Chlamydomonas
Remacle, Claire ULg; Matagne, René-Fernand ULg

in Current Genetics (1993), 23(5-6, May-Jun), 518-25

Mitochondrial DNA transmission has been analyzed in diploids produced from sexual crosses or artificial fusions between Chlamydomonas strains which differ by several genetic markers: a group I intron (Cs ... [more ▼]

Mitochondrial DNA transmission has been analyzed in diploids produced from sexual crosses or artificial fusions between Chlamydomonas strains which differ by several genetic markers: a group I intron (Cs cob. 1 or alpha intron), three restriction sites (Nh, Nc and H markers) located 0.5-5 kb from the insertion site of the intron, and a MUD2 point mutation (27 bp from the insertion site) conferring resistance to myxothiazol. Recombination between mitochondrial markers is a general property of all crosses and fusions analyzed. In crosses between two intron-containing (alpha+) strains or two intron-less (alpha-) strains, the transmission is preferentially paternal (mt-), with a preponderance depending on the nature of the parental genomes. In crosses between alpha+ and alpha- strains, the conversion of intron-less molecules intron+ is frequent when the alpha+ parent is maternal (mt+) and nearly absolute when the alpha+ parent is paternal (mt-). In 94% of cases, the conversion is accompanied by the co-conversion of the MUD2 marker. In both crosses and artificial fusions, the conversion of alpha- into alpha+ also influences the transmission of the more distant Nh, Nc and H markers. It is hypothesized that the more frequent transmission of the genome containing the intron results from the elimination of alpha- molecules, as a result of a double-strand cut which is induced by an endonuclease encoded by the intron. [less ▲]

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See detailNo significant effect of an "atraumatic" needle on incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache or traumatic tap.
Lenaerts, M.; Pepin, J. L.; Tombu, S. et al

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1993), 13(4), 296-7

We compared the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache and of red blood cells in the first CSF sample (traumatic tap) in 35 inpatients punctured with a standard 20 G Yale needle and in 26 patients ... [more ▼]

We compared the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache and of red blood cells in the first CSF sample (traumatic tap) in 35 inpatients punctured with a standard 20 G Yale needle and in 26 patients punctured with Sprotte's "atraumatic" needle. No significant difference was found between the two groups in incidence of headache or in frequency of traumatic taps. [less ▲]

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See detailOptical imaging of the gravitational lens system B 1422+231
Remy; Surdej, Jean ULg; Smette, A. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1993), 278

Direct optical images (Bessel V, R and Gunn i; average seeing of 0.88 seconds) of B1422+231, obtained in March 1993 at European Southern Observatory (ESO) (La Silla), have been decomposed by fitting ... [more ▼]

Direct optical images (Bessel V, R and Gunn i; average seeing of 0.88 seconds) of B1422+231, obtained in March 1993 at European Southern Observatory (ESO) (La Silla), have been decomposed by fitting multiple Point Spread Functions (PSFs). We detect the optical counterparts of the four known radio point-like components. No additional optical image is found, but due to the compactness of the configuration, our detection limit for additional point sources is rather low (19.3 in R). The deduced positions and photometry of the four optical components agree pretty well with the radio and IR observations and this study provides further evidence supporting the gravitational lens origin of B1422+231. [less ▲]

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See detailOkadaic acid, a protein phosphatase inhibitor, enhances transcription of a receptor gene containing sequence A of the human prolactin promoter
Wera, S.; Belayew, A.; Martial, Joseph ULg

in Molecular Endocrinology (1993), 7(8), 965-71

Human PRL (hPRL) gene expression is controlled by cAMP and Ca2+. This control is mediated by two cis-elements: a Pit-1 binding site (-62 to -35) and sequence A (-110 to -85), present in the hPRL promoter ... [more ▼]

Human PRL (hPRL) gene expression is controlled by cAMP and Ca2+. This control is mediated by two cis-elements: a Pit-1 binding site (-62 to -35) and sequence A (-110 to -85), present in the hPRL promoter. We have investigated whether protein phosphatases could be involved in this regulation. GC-type rat pituitary tumor cells were transfected with sequence -138 to -35 of the hPRL gene promoter, upstream from a thymidine kinase promoter and a chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) reporter gene. Addition of okadaic acid (OA), a specific inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 and 2A, stimulates transient expression of the CAT gene. The dose-response curve shows a maximal effect at 25 nM OA (2.2-fold stimulation above controls). The OA effect is also observed with a natural 4500-base pair hPRL promoter. A single copy of the hPRL promoter sequence -115 to -85 (sequence A) confers to a thymidine kinase-CAT construct an identical response to OA, whereas a single copy of the proximal Pit-1 binding site does not. Synergism is observed between cAMP and OA in activating PRL gene transcription. This synergism is also observed with a single copy of sequence A. The effect of cAMP is not mediated by an L-type Ca2+ channel, since addition of the Ca2+ channel antagonist verapamil does not decrease it, nor does complexing extracellular Ca2+ significantly reduce it. Furthermore, OA and the Ca2+ channel opener BAY K8644 exert additive effects. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign and modeling of new platelet-activating-factor antagonists.1. Synthesis and biological activity of 1,4-bis(3',4',5'-trimethoxybenzoyl)-2-[[(substituted carbonyl and carbamoyl)oxy]methyl]piperazines
Lamouri, Aazdine; Heymans, Françoise; Tavet, Fabrice et al

in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (1993), 36(8), 990-1000

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See detailLa transcription du nominatif -wn dans les noms propres grecs des inscriptions latines de Rome
Purnelle, Gérald ULg

in Revue. Informatique et Statistique dans les Sciences Humaines (1993)

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See detailFundic Argyrophil Cell Hyperplasia in Atrophic Gastritis: A Search for a Sensitive Diagnostic Method
Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg; Vivario, M. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1993), 56(1, Jan-Feb), 11-7

Hypergastrinemia induces argyrophil cell hyperplasia in oxyntic mucosa (FACH) in patients with non-antral atrophic gastritis, with or without pernicious anemia. This proliferation favours the development ... [more ▼]

Hypergastrinemia induces argyrophil cell hyperplasia in oxyntic mucosa (FACH) in patients with non-antral atrophic gastritis, with or without pernicious anemia. This proliferation favours the development of carcinoid tumours. In order to determine the most usual appropriate method to document FACH, we have studied 29 consecutive fundic biopsies from 26 patients with fundic chronic gastritis. The study encompassed gastrinemia levels, standard histology permitting the classification of chronic gastritis, demonstration of FACH by Grimelius stain, immunohistochemical studies using NSE, chromogranin A and by electron microscopy. The FACH was classified for each stain as slight, moderate or severe. The study displayed a relationship between the grade of gastritis and the density of argyrophil endocrine cells in oxyntic mucosa assessed by Grimelius stain (p < 0.0001) and chromogranin A (P < 0.01). There was also a relationship between the serum gastrin level and the density of argyrophil endocrine cells detected by these two stains (p < 0.001). A highly significant correlation was observed between Grimelius stain and chromogranin A (p < 0.0001). On the other hand, no significant correlation was noted with either NSE or electron microscopy. We conclude that Grimelius stain and immunohistochemical studies against chromogranin A were the best methods for the demonstration of FACH in atrophic gastritis. One of these two techniques is sufficient in current practice for defining the patients at risk for subsequent surveillance. [less ▲]

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See detailHistoplasmose africiaine à Histoplasma duboisii (Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii): quatorze cas congolais observés en 10 ans (1981-1990)
Carme, Bernard; Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg; Itoua Ngaporo, A. et al

in Journal de Mycologie Médicale (1993), 3

Fourteen cases of histoplasmosis due to Histoplasma duboisii seen in Congo from 1981 through 1990, are reported: the average age of the patients was 25 years (the youngest being 1,5 y and the oldest 50y ... [more ▼]

Fourteen cases of histoplasmosis due to Histoplasma duboisii seen in Congo from 1981 through 1990, are reported: the average age of the patients was 25 years (the youngest being 1,5 y and the oldest 50y), the M/F ratio was 2,5; most of the patients (10/14) live in a rural area. there was a rather constant frequency of one to three cases per annum from 1981 through 1990. The fisrt congolese AIDS-associated systemic histoplasmosis duboisii case was observed in 1990. Lymph node involvment and mucocutaneous lesions were the most frequent clinical manifestations. In all cases, the disgnosis was established by histological examination. When performed, direct microscopy was always positive (11/11). Isolation of H. duboisii in culture was successful in 7 out of 9 attempts. Two cases of systemic infection were rapidly fatal but a good clinical response was obtained in the other cases wih amphotericin B, which due to intolerance, was replaced by ketoconazole in 2 patients. [less ▲]

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See detailAspects cliniques de la néoplasie endocrinienne multiple de type 2 (NEM-2)
Moreau, L.; Beckers, Albert ULg

in Médecine & Chirurgie Digestives (1993), 23(1), 17-20

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See detailAn efficient interpolation algorithm for Fourier and diffractive optics
Roose, Stéphane ULg; Brichau, Bart; Stijns, Erik

in Optics Communications (1993), 97(5-6), 312-318

An alternative algorithm for the computation of diffraction (Fourier) integrals is described. Its computation time is comparable with the computation time of an FFT-algorithm combined with zero-framing ... [more ▼]

An alternative algorithm for the computation of diffraction (Fourier) integrals is described. Its computation time is comparable with the computation time of an FFT-algorithm combined with zero-framing. On the other hand it allows a free choice of resolution, as in numerical integration. The features of this algorithm are illustrated on the calculation of a PSF of an aberrated lens. [less ▲]

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See detailMeningoradiculoneuritis due to acyclovir-resistant varicella-zoster virus in a patient with aids
Snoeck, R.; Gerard, M.; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg et al

in Journal of Infectious Diseases (1993), 168(5), 1330-1331

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See detailComputer Originated Polarizing Holographic Optical Element recorded in Photopolymerizable layers
Carré, Christiane; Habraken, Serge ULg; Roose, Stéphane ULg

in Optics Letters (1993), 18(9), 738-740

The photosensitive system that is used in most cases to produce holographic optical holograms is dichromated gelatin. Other materials may be used, in particular, photopolymerizable layers. In the present ... [more ▼]

The photosensitive system that is used in most cases to produce holographic optical holograms is dichromated gelatin. Other materials may be used, in particular, photopolymerizable layers. In the present investigation, we set out to use the polymer developed in the Laboratoire de Photochimie Générale in Mulhouse in order to duplicate a computer-generated hologram. Our technique is intended to generate polarizing properties. We took into account the fact that no wet chemistry processing is required; grating fringe spacings are not distorted through chemical development. [less ▲]

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See detailUse of an antisense oligonucleotide to inhibit expression of a mutated human procollagen gene (COL1A1) in transfected mouse 3T3 cells.
Colige, Alain ULg; Sokolov, B. P.; Nugent, P. et al

in Biochemistry (1993), 32(1), 7-11

A series of antisense oligonucleotides were developed to inhibit specifically expression of a mutated exogenous gene for collagen without inhibiting expression of an endogenous gene for the same protein ... [more ▼]

A series of antisense oligonucleotides were developed to inhibit specifically expression of a mutated exogenous gene for collagen without inhibiting expression of an endogenous gene for the same protein. The test system consisted of mouse NIH 3T3 cells that were stably transfected with an internally deleted construct of the human gene for the pro alpha 1(I) chain of type I procollagen [Olsen et al. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 1117]. The target site was a region at the 3' end of exon 1 and the first few nucleotides of intron 1 of the exogenous human gene that differed in sequence by nine nucleotides from the sequence of the endogenous mouse gene. Expression of the two genes was assayed by Western blot with cross-reacting antibodies and by steady-state levels of mRNAs. None of the oligonucleotides were effective in concentrations up to 25 microM when administered without any carrier. However, when administered with 5 or 10 micrograms/mL lipofectin, one of the oligonucleotides in concentrations of 0.1-0.2 microM inhibited expression of the exogenous gene from 50% to 80% without significant inhibition of expression of the endogenous gene. Also, a missense version of the same oligonucleotide had no significant effect, and the inhibition observed with the most effective oligonucleotide was abolished by a single base change. Time course experiments indicated that, after a 4-h treatment, inhibition appeared at 8 h and persisted for at least 22 h.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailUnimolecular reaction dynamics from Kinetic Energy Release Distributions. 1 - Dissociation of Bromobenzene Ions.
Lorquet, Jean-Claude ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg

in Organic Mass Spectrometry (1993), 28

Preliminary data on a new method for extracting data from the kinetic energy release distribution of metastable fragment ions are presented. This method can give information concerning the energy ... [more ▼]

Preliminary data on a new method for extracting data from the kinetic energy release distribution of metastable fragment ions are presented. This method can give information concerning the energy threshold of the reaction and the energy dependence of the rate constant (i.e. its logarithmic derivative). It was applied to bromine loss from bromobenzene cations. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiological response to the cross country phase in eventing horses
Amory, Hélène ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (1993), 13

Blood samples were collected for lactate concentration determination (Lacc) at the arrival of the cross-country phase from 40 horses of various class levels competing in 6 different three-day events ... [more ▼]

Blood samples were collected for lactate concentration determination (Lacc) at the arrival of the cross-country phase from 40 horses of various class levels competing in 6 different three-day events. Moreover, in 8 horses, heart rate (HR) was recorded every 5 seconds during the cross-country. Among them, 5 horses were submitted, at the beginning of the competition's season to a standardized exercise test (SET) on a track which allowed us to study the relationship between HR, blood lactate concentration and running speed on flat ground in these horses. The relationship between mean HR and mean speed, between Lacc and mean speed and between Lacc and HR during the cross-country were studied using regression analysis. Mean HR during the cross-country was linearly related to mean speed during this phase (r=0.87, p ≤ 0.01), but this relationship was shifted upwards in comparison with the corresponding curve obtained during the SET (r=0.97, p ≤ 0.001). In the same way, the relationship between Lacc and mean speed during the cross-country was exponential (r=0.93, p ≤ 0.001), but blood lactate accumulation occurred at a lower speed than during the SET (r=0.94, p ≤ 0.001). The correlation between Lacc and HR was stronger when Lacc was related to HR during the 15 last minutes of the cross (r = 0.84) than to mean HR during the whole cross (r = 0.75) or to HR during the 2 last (r = 0.74) or the last (r = 0.80) minute of the course, which indicated that continuous recording of HR allowed a more accurate estimation of the severity of exercise performed during the cross-country than Lacc. Heart rate ranged from 170 to 190 beats/min during the first part of the cross-country and reached or exceeded values of 190 to 200 beats/min at the end of the course. Therefore, the anaerobic threshold is reached during cross-country. Recruitment of anaerobic me tabolism at the end of the course was otherwise demonstrated by the high values of Lacc. These aerobic-anaerobic meta bolic requirements should be taken into account to design the training program of an eventing horse. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of polygalacturonase from Kluyveromyces marxianus.
Campos, D.; Rikir, R.; Taillieu, X. et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1993), 101(B1-B25),

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See detailProduction of hemicellulase by Penicillium canescens 10-10C. Arch. Int. Phys. Bioch., 101, B1-B00.
Fonder, C.; Rikir, R.; Kvesitadze, G. et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1993), 101(B1-B100),

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See detailDe l'emploi des tests dans l'expertise psychologique
Mormont, Christian ULg

in Bulletin de Psychologie (1993), 47(415), 235-239

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See detailThe Appearance of C2H3+ Ions from C2H3F by non-resonant Photoionization. A Translational Energy Surprisal Analysis.
Momigny, J.; Locht, Robert ULg

in Chemical Physics Letters (1993), 211(2,3), 161-165

It is shown that for a photon energy of 16.85 eV the translational energy surprisal of the C2H3++F dissociation products from C2H3F+ has a bimodal behaviour. The possibility of considering the bimodal ... [more ▼]

It is shown that for a photon energy of 16.85 eV the translational energy surprisal of the C2H3++F dissociation products from C2H3F+ has a bimodal behaviour. The possibility of considering the bimodal surprisal as due to the superposition of two translational energy distributions is consistent with the theoretical assumption of the concurrence of two channels in this dissociation process. The characteristics of these distributions, i.e. the energy width and the relative abundance, are in agreement with the results of an ab initio quantum-mechanical calculation of the dynamics of this dissociation. They are consistent with the simultaneous occurrence of a statistical dissociation of C2H3F+(X2A') into C2H3+(X1A') and an isolated state dissociation of C2H3F+(C2A") into C2H3+(a3A"). Negative lambda values obtained for the surprisal of both these distributions indicate an inversion of the translational level population of the dissociation products. [less ▲]

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See detailApamin increases NMDA-induced burst-firing of rat mesencephalic dopamine neurons.
Seutin, Vincent ULg; Johnson, S. W.; North, R. A.

in Brain Research (1993), 630(1-2), 341-4

Intracellular recordings made in vitro from rat midbrain dopamine neurons showed that apamin (100 nM) did not alter the regular spontaneous firing of the neurons, but it increased the occurrence of bursts ... [more ▼]

Intracellular recordings made in vitro from rat midbrain dopamine neurons showed that apamin (100 nM) did not alter the regular spontaneous firing of the neurons, but it increased the occurrence of bursts of action potentials in N-methyl-D-aspartate. Apamin appeared to facilitate burst-firing induced by NMDA because, by blocking an outward calcium-activated potassium current, it increased the depolarizing action of NMDA. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure of the apolipoprotein A-IV/lipid discoidal complexes: an attenuated total reflection polarized Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy study.
Lins, Laurence ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg; Rosseneu, M. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1993), 1149(2), 267-77

Discoidal lipid particles were prepared from a reaction mixture containing apo A-IV and dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) or dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) in the molar ratio of 185:1 (lipid ... [more ▼]

Discoidal lipid particles were prepared from a reaction mixture containing apo A-IV and dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) or dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) in the molar ratio of 185:1 (lipid/protein). The complexes were isolated by gel filtration and characterized in terms of composition and size. Infrared attenuated total reflection spectroscopy was used to estimate the secondary structure of apolipoprotein A-IV and the orientation of its amphipathic alpha-helices with respect to the lipid hydrocarbon chains. In addition, infrared spectra were analyzed in terms of the conformation and organization of different regions of the lipid molecules in the particles. This approach has been applied successfully to reconstituted HDL particles prepared from a reaction mixture containing DPPC and apo A-I in the molar ratio of 150:1 (Wald, J.H., Goormaghtigh, E., De Meutter, J., Ruysschaert, J.M. and Jonas, A. (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 20044-20050). Apo A-IV helicity increased for the protein bound to DMPC or DPPC but the increase was more pronounced for the apo A-IV/DMPC particles. In both complexes, the alpha helical amphipathic segments of the protein were parallel to the lipid acyl chains and no significant modification of the overall organization of the lipid molecules in the lipid bilayer was observed. The presence of apo A-IV seems only to affect the conformation of the lipid hydrocarbon chains in close contact with the protein in the discoidal particles. [less ▲]

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See detailMonoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Anesthesia: An Updated Literature Review
Blom-Peters, L.; Lamy, Maurice ULg

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1993), 44(2), 57-60

Safe anesthesia for patients taking MAOIs has been possible since the 1980s using judicious choice of agents. The introduction of a new class of MAOIs (RIMA) has increased the margin of safety for these ... [more ▼]

Safe anesthesia for patients taking MAOIs has been possible since the 1980s using judicious choice of agents. The introduction of a new class of MAOIs (RIMA) has increased the margin of safety for these anesthetics. These drugs allow selective and rapidly reversible inhibition of type A-MAO. The pharmacologic effects of this new class of drug as well as their potential interactions with agents used in anesthesia are reviewed. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure des populations de renard roux, Vulpes vulpes, dans le sud de la Belgique en relation avec l'enzootie rabique et les campagnes de vaccination orale
AFIADEMANYO, Komlan; Libois, Roland ULg; Brochier, Bernard et al

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1993), 13(3), 281-294

From 1989 to 1991, 549 fox carcasses were examined in oder to assess the impact of rabies control measures (oral vaccination with VVTGgRAB recombinant vaccinia-rabies virus). Their age was determined ... [more ▼]

From 1989 to 1991, 549 fox carcasses were examined in oder to assess the impact of rabies control measures (oral vaccination with VVTGgRAB recombinant vaccinia-rabies virus). Their age was determined using a lower canine tooth. The distinction between young and adults was made on radiographs, measuring the relative importance of the pulp cavity. Adult animals were aged by counting the annual growth cementum layers in tooth sections. The sex-ratio is in favour of the males and the age-pyramid is a large-base flattened one, with more than 60% of young (< 1 year) animals. Life expectancy at birth is 1.14 y. in the males and 1.23 y. in the females. The population turnover is quite high, the whole population being revewed in a 3-4 y. time interval. As far as the age structure is concerned, no difference has been found between males and females, rabid and sound animals, immunised or not. However, the spring vaccination campaign is much less efficient for the young foxes. These results suggest that rabies affects indistinctly all age classes of both sexes, just as it is the case with the autumn vacciation campaigns. Moreover, a comparison between the samples of two natural regions differing in their hunting system (big vs. small game) revealed no age structure difference suggesting that the high hunting pressure can explain better than rabies itself the very important juvenile prportion in the population. Nevertheless, some further research is needed to confirm that last point. [less ▲]

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See detailLa fonction centrale du thymus dans la reconnaissance des fonctions neuroendocrines par les lymphocytes T au cours de leur développement
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Martens, Henri ULg; Cormann-Goffin, N. et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie, de Biochimie et de Biophysique (1993), 101(4, Jul-Aug), 19-22

The dual physiological role of the thymus in T cell positive and negative selection appears prominent in the establishment of appropriate host immune defenses. However, the cellular and molecular ... [more ▼]

The dual physiological role of the thymus in T cell positive and negative selection appears prominent in the establishment of appropriate host immune defenses. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying those thymic functions begin only to be understood. On the basis of our previous investigations about the thymic expression of different neuroendocrine-related signals, we have advanced a model which transposes at the peptide level the intervention of this primary lymphoid organ in both T cell positive and negative selective processes. There is now ample evidence that the thymic subcapsular and medullary epithelium is the site for synthesis of neurohypophysial (NHP)-related peptides (reviewed in Geenen et al., 1992a). We have also demonstrated that the epithelial component of thymic "nurse" cells (TNC) synthesizes NHP-related peptides and expresses a neuroendocrine-like phenotype (Geenen et al., 1988a). This observation was a remarkable example of the intimate neuroendocrine-immune interactions that take place during T cell ontogeny. Further immunocytochemical analyses have confirmed that one dominant NHP-related epitope belongs to the oxytocin (OT) lineage of the NHP peptide superfamily (Robert et al., 1991, 1992). The intrathymic coexpression of this OT-like epitope with a neurophysin protein domain is a strong argument for a local synthetic process similar to the hypothalamo-NHP one. However, the absence of ir-OT in secretory granules of thymic epithelial cells (TEC), as well as of NHP-related peptides in the supernatant of TEC cultures questioned the application to the thymus of the classical neurosecretory model established for hypothalamic magnocellular neurons (Scharrer [less ▲]

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See detailThe Implications of European Union for the Performance of Public Enterprises
Gathon, Henry-Jean ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Administration : Journal of the Institute of Public Administration of Ireland (1993), 41(Summer), 149-165

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See detailCHARACTERIZATION OF A HIGHLY PHOTOACTIVE MOLECULAR SEMICONDUCTOR - OXOTITANIUM PHTHALOCYANINE
Ghosez, Philippe ULg; COTE, R.; GASTONGUAY, L. et al

in Chemistry of Materials (1993), 5(10), 1581-1590

Oxotitanium phthalocyanine (OTiPc) thin films have been sublimed at various thicknesses on SnO2 and glass substrates. The morphology, crystallinity, and photoelectrochemical activity of the films have ... [more ▼]

Oxotitanium phthalocyanine (OTiPc) thin films have been sublimed at various thicknesses on SnO2 and glass substrates. The morphology, crystallinity, and photoelectrochemical activity of the films have been studied. It was found that the physical and photoelectrochemical properties of the films are greatly influenced by the temperature reached by the substrate during the sublimation. Below 80-degrees-C, amorphous films are obtained while the films are partially crystalline when the substrate is allowed to reach about 140-degrees-C. Amorphous films are made of tightly packed aggregates of circular section while partially crystalline films consists of platelets. All films are porous and permeable to the I3-/I- redox system. The dominant polymorph in partially crystalline films is not the same for all film thicknesses. It is phase IV OTiPc (as deduced by electron diffraction) for films thinner than about 2000 angstrom. On the other hand, for films thicker than about 8000 angstrom, phase I OTiPc becomes the dominant polymorph (as deduced by X-ray diffraction). It is replaced by phase II for 20 000-angstrom-thick films of OTiPc. Partially crystalline films are the only ones to absorb in the near-infrared (NIR) region. This typical absorption is going along with an improvement of the photoactivity of the films. In partially crystalline films, energy is transferred from the amorphous to the crystalline regions where most of the charges are generated. Quantum yields for electron collection per incident photon may reach over 25% in short circuit conditions, at 850 nm, the Q-band absorption maximum for 8000-angstrom-thick films. Those films are phase I OTiPc. Under 35 MW CM-2 polychromatic illumination, the same films are characterized by short circuit photocurrents of 1.5 mA cm-2. A NIR absorbance is an important factor required to obtain a high photoactivity, but it is not the only one. Interaction of OTiPc with oxygen at the purification level of the crude material is very important as well. [less ▲]

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See detaila new way to solve galloping on bundled lines. A concept, a prototype bytwo years field experience.
Lilien, Jean-Louis ULg; pirotte, pol; smart, Tom et al

in Bulletin Scientifique de l'Association des Ingénieurs Electriciens sortis de l'Institut Electrotechnique Montefiore (1993), 2

that paper introduce a new concept to control galloping on bundle conductors using a dynamic device coupling detuning of frequencies together with some addition in torsional damping.The concept is ... [more ▼]

that paper introduce a new concept to control galloping on bundle conductors using a dynamic device coupling detuning of frequencies together with some addition in torsional damping.The concept is explained, a prototype is tested on actual line and results are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolism of Thiamine Triphosphate in Rat Brain: Correlation with Chloride Permeability
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Peeters, Maryline; Wins, Pierre et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1993), 60(2), 423-434

Our results show that a net synthesis of thiamine triphosphate (TTP) can be demonstrated in vitro using rat brain extracts. The total homogenate was preincubated with thiamine or its diphosphate ... [more ▼]

Our results show that a net synthesis of thiamine triphosphate (TTP) can be demonstrated in vitro using rat brain extracts. The total homogenate was preincubated with thiamine or its diphosphate derivative (TDP), centrifuged, and washed twice. With TDP (1 mM) as substrate, a 10-fold increase in TTP content was observed in this fraction (nuclear fraction, membrane vesicles). A smaller, but significant, increase was observed in the P2 fraction (mitochondrial/synaptosomal fraction). In view of the low TTP content of our fractions, it was carefully assessed that authentic TTP was being formed. Incorporation of radioactivity from [beta-32P]TDP and [gamma-32P]ATP in TTP suggests that these two compounds are its precursors. Furthermore, TTP synthesis was inhibited by ADP and relatively low concentrations of Zn2+. These results suggest that TTP synthesis is catalyzed by an ATP:TDP transphosphorylase rather than by the cytoplasmic adenylate kinase that may be present in the vesicles. After osmotic lysis of the vesicles at alkaline pH, TTP was recovered in protein-bound form. Concomitantly, a soluble thiamine triphosphatase, with alkaline pH optimum, was also released from the vesicles. No net synthesis could be obtained in the cytosolic fraction or in detergent-solubilized systems. Like TTP synthesis, chloride permeability of the vesicles was increased when the homogenate had been incubated with thiamine and particularly with TDP. Our results suggest a regulatory role of TTP on chloride permeability, but the target remains to be characterized. [less ▲]

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See detailTransforming growth factor ß as a neuronoglial signal during peripheral nervous sytem response to injury.
Rogister, Bernard ULg; Delrée, P.; Leprince, Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of Neuroscience Research (1993), 34

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See detail"Hydrodynamic Stress of Cellulases in a Bioreactor"
Meurisse, E.; Evrard, J. F.; Denoo, O. et al

in Mededelingen - Faculteit Landbouwwetenschappen, Rijksuniversiteit Gent (1993), 58(4b), 1981-1983

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See detailL’Iynge dans le discours mythique et les procédures magiques
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (1993), 6

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See detailSynthetic model peptides for apolipoproteins. I. Design and properties of synthetic model peptides for the amphipathic helices of the plasma apolipoproteins.
Brasseur, Robert ULg; Vanloo, B.; Deleys, R. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1993), 1170(1), 1-7

Amphipathic helical peptides are the lipid-binding motives of the plasma apolipoproteins, and synthetic peptide analogs have been used to unravel the mechanism of lipid association within this class of ... [more ▼]

Amphipathic helical peptides are the lipid-binding motives of the plasma apolipoproteins, and synthetic peptide analogs have been used to unravel the mechanism of lipid association within this class of proteins. Hydrophobic interactions between the apolar amino acid residues belonging to the hydrophobic face of the amphipathic helices and the lipids are the major driving forces in the peptide-lipid association to form discoidal complexes. Ionic interactions and salt bridge formation between contiguous peptide chains in the complex can, however, contribute to the overall stability of the lipid-protein particle. This was studied by designing peptide analogs to the helical repeats of the apolipoproteins with variable degrees of salt bridge formation between adjacent peptide chains. The most stable conformation for pairs of synthetic peptides was calculated by energy minimisation together with the energy of interaction between peptides. The sequence of the peptides was derived from that of the 18A peptide synthesized by Segrest et al., and the theoretical calculations confirmed that ionic interactions between residues close to each other, along the edge of two adjacent anti-parallel peptides, can significantly contribute towards the stability of a peptide-phospholipid complex. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of mRNA encoding an antibacterial-metalloprotein (MPII) by in situ hybridization with a cDNA probe generated by PCR in the worm nereis diversicolor
Salzet-Raveillon, B.; Rentier-Delrue, Françoise ULg; Dhainaut, A.

in Cellular and Molecular Biology (1993)

Based on partial amino acid sequence of an antibacterial-metalloprotein (MPII) consisting of a N-terminal fragment (1-33th) and an 43 amino acids long internal fragment, two oligonucleotides primers were ... [more ▼]

Based on partial amino acid sequence of an antibacterial-metalloprotein (MPII) consisting of a N-terminal fragment (1-33th) and an 43 amino acids long internal fragment, two oligonucleotides primers were synthesized and used to generate a cDNA fragment by the PCR method. The specificity of the PCR synthesized 220 bp fragment was verified by hybrid-arrest translation and sequencing. In situ hybridization performed with this cDNA fragment on Nereis diversicolor whole body defined two specific sites of recognition: a cluster of cells floating in the coelom and two types of muscles (perineural and oblique). Finally, the chronological expression of the MPII was postulated. [less ▲]

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See detailLog jam effect on bed-load mobility from experiments conducted in a small gravel-bed channel
Assani, Ali; Petit, François ULg

in Memorial symposium Pro. J. De Ploey Experimental geomorphology and landscape ecosystem changes (1993)

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See detailSynthesis and Inverse Emulsion Polymerization of Aminated Acrylamidodextran
Daubresse, Catherine; Grandfils, Christian ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology (1993), 45

A chemically modified form of dextran was prepared; having a polymerizable moiety (acrylamide) and a reactive functional group (primary amine). Dextran was activated with 4-nitrophenylchloroformate (24 ... [more ▼]

A chemically modified form of dextran was prepared; having a polymerizable moiety (acrylamide) and a reactive functional group (primary amine). Dextran was activated with 4-nitrophenylchloroformate (24 mol per polysaccharide, 9,8 mol per 100 glucose residues); 9,8% glucose residues were converted to aliphatic carbonates and 5,2% were converted to cyclic carbonates. The activated dextran was coupled with trityldiaminoethane (8 mol per 100 glucose residues), reactivated with 4-nitrophenylchloroformate, then coupled with acryloamidodiaminohexane (6,8 mol per 100 glucose residues). The trityl group was removed by hydrolysis with trifluoroacetic acid to yield the required aminated acryloamidodextran. The modified dextran was shown to be polymerizable by inverse emulsion polymerization. Submicron particules were successfully prepared, containing functional amine groups suitable for preparing drug conjugates or for modifying the surface properties of thisbiomaterial. [less ▲]

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See detailExiste-t'il une Europe de l'épargne?
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Perelman, Sergio ULg

in Reflets et Perspectives de la Vie Economique (1993), (32), 37-59

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See detailQuantitative assessment of erythropoiesis and functional classification of anemia based on measurements of serum transferrin receptor and erythropoietin.
Beguin, Yves ULg; Clemons, G. K.; Pootrakul, P. et al

in Blood (1993), 81(4), 1067-76

We evaluated the quantitative value of a simple model of erythropoiesis, based on the basic assumptions that the red blood cell (RBC) mass determines erythropoietin (Epo) production, which in turn ... [more ▼]

We evaluated the quantitative value of a simple model of erythropoiesis, based on the basic assumptions that the red blood cell (RBC) mass determines erythropoietin (Epo) production, which in turn stimulates erythropoietic activity. The RBC mass was quantitated by direct isotopic measurement (RCM), Epo production by serum Epo levels, and erythropoiesis by the ferrokinetic measurement of the erythron transferrin uptake (ETU), the serum transferrin receptor (TfR) level, and the reticulocyte (retic) index, and was completed by an evaluation of overall marrow erythron cellularity. We studied a total of 195 subjects, including 31 normal individuals, 38 patients with polycythemia, and 126 patients with various forms of anemia. Instead of only quantitating Epo and erythropoiesis in absolute terms, we also evaluated them in relation to the degree of anemia or polycythemia, and expressed the results as a ratio of observed values to values predicted from the regression equations between hematocrit (Hct) on the one hand, and Epo, TfR, and ETU on the other, obtained in a carefully selected subpopulation. The slope of the regression of TfR (as well as ETU) versus Hct was very similar to the slope of the regression of Epo versus Hct. Average EPO and TfR (as well as ETU) values predicted from the regression equations were quite comparable to observed values in most groups of subjects, with exceptions predictable from knowledge of the pathophysiology of these hematologic disorders. We identified four major patterns of erythropoiesis, ie, normal, hyperdestruction (with variants of hemolysis or ineffective erythropoiesis), intrinsic marrow hypoproliferation, and defective Epo production. Dissecting out groups of patients showed much greater heterogeneity than when patients were analyzed by group. This was particularly true in the case of a hypoproliferative component being combined with hyperdestruction, giving what we called a "mixed disorder of erythropoiesis." We conclude that the pathophysiology of anemia can be assessed by a simple measurement of Hct, retic index, Epo, and TfR levels, with Epo and TfR being more informative when expressed in relation to the degree of anemia. The model is particularly useful for detecting the presence of multiple mechanisms of anemia in the same patient. However, it has limitations inherent to the relative invalidity of TfR in iron deficiency, the imprecision of a retic count, and the difficulty in distinguishing hemolysis from ineffective erythropoiesis in some patients and in recognizing a component of hyperdestruction in hypoproliferative anemia. [less ▲]

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See detailHomologous recombinant growth hormone and calcium metabolism in the tilapia oreochromis mossambicus, adapted to freshwater
Flik, G.; Atsma, W.; Fenwick, J. C. et al

in Journal of Experimental Biology (1993)

Homologous recombinant tilapia growth hormoe was tested for its effect on calcium metabolism in freshwater tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus. A comparison of the role of GH and prolactin in calcium ... [more ▼]

Homologous recombinant tilapia growth hormoe was tested for its effect on calcium metabolism in freshwater tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus. A comparison of the role of GH and prolactin in calcium regulation of the tilapia led to the conclusion that GH has specific calciopropic effects on freshwater Tilapia that differ from those of prolactin. [less ▲]

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See detailL’enquête nationale sur les effectifs du cheptel au Burkina Faso
Bahili, Jean; Djaby, Bakary ULg

in Stateco (1993), 73

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See detailPurification Of Antifungal Lipopeptides By Reversed-Phase High-Performance Liquid-Chromatography
Razafindralambo, Hary ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg; Hbid, Choukri et al

in Journal of Chromatography. A (1993), 639(1), 81-85

A rapid procedure for the purification of antifungal lipopeptides from Bacillus subtilis, a potential agent for biocontrol of plant diseases, was tested. It consists of a solid-phase extraction on C18 gel ... [more ▼]

A rapid procedure for the purification of antifungal lipopeptides from Bacillus subtilis, a potential agent for biocontrol of plant diseases, was tested. It consists of a solid-phase extraction on C18 gel followed by reversed-phase chromatography using a biocompatible PepRPC HR 515 column with a pharmacia fast protein liquid chromatographic system. This is a very effective method for isolating and fractionating iturin A and surfactin, two lipopeptides of different nature, co-produced by Bacillus subtilis strain S499. The presence of homologous lipopeptides was easily detected. [less ▲]

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See detailCreativity in Non-Literary Translation
Pagnoulle, Christine ULg

in Perspectives : Studies in Translatology (1993), (1), 79-90

Three short non literary texts illustrate the need for translators' actively stepping in. Since the author is both a translator and a teacher of translation didactic conclusions are also drawn.

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See detailMicrosatellite mapping of a gene affecting horn development in Bos taurus
Georges, Michel ULg; Drinkwater, R.; Lefort, A. et al

in Nature Genetics (1993), 4(2), 206-210

The presence or absence of horns in Bos taurus is thought to be under the genetic control of the autosomal polled locus, characterized by two alleles: P dominant over p, and causing the polled or hornless ... [more ▼]

The presence or absence of horns in Bos taurus is thought to be under the genetic control of the autosomal polled locus, characterized by two alleles: P dominant over p, and causing the polled or hornless phenotype. We have demonstrated genetic linkage between the polled locus and two microsatellite markers, GMPOLL-1 and GMPOLL-2, and have assigned the corresponding linkage group to bovine chromosome 1. This confirms the existence of the postulated polled locus and the hypothesized inheritance pattern. It will allow marker assisted selection for the polledness trait in breeding programs and is a first step towards positional cloning and molecular study of a gene that has been subjected to both natural and artificial selection. [less ▲]

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See detailFRICTIONAL CONTACT FINITE-ELEMENTS BASED ON MIXED VARIATIONAL-PRINCIPLES
Cescotto, Serge ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (1993), 36(10), 1681-

This paper presents an original approach to the numerical modelling of unilateral contact by the finite element method. The main point is the development of mixed contact finite elements in which the ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an original approach to the numerical modelling of unilateral contact by the finite element method. The main point is the development of mixed contact finite elements in which the displacement field and the contact stress field (pressure and friction shear) are discretized independently. The theory, based on variational principles, is first presented in the framework of infinitesimal deformations and, subsequently, is extended to large inelastic strains. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolution du relief au Niger occidental : rôle de la fracturation du socle précambrien et de la formation de pseudo-karsts au sein de la lithomarge et de la couverture sédimentaire
Willems, Luc ULg; Lenoir, François; Levecq, Jean-Marie et al

in Comptes-Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris (1993), 317(Série II), 97-102

The observation of several forms in the Precambrian formations, in Tertiary and Quaternary deposits brings us to propose a model of topographic evolution mainly generated by a pseudo-karst. This latter is ... [more ▼]

The observation of several forms in the Precambrian formations, in Tertiary and Quaternary deposits brings us to propose a model of topographic evolution mainly generated by a pseudo-karst. This latter is developed in sedimentary deposits and in the lithomargin, in relation with fracturation of the basement. [less ▲]

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See detailTi-ii transition probabilities and radiative lifetimes in TI and the solar titanium abundance
Bizzarri, A.; Huber, M. C. E.; Noels-Grötsch, Arlette ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1993), 273

Transition probabilities of 100 Ti-II emission lines, originating from 7 different atomic levels, have been determined by combining branching fractions with radiative lifetimes. The branching fractions ... [more ▼]

Transition probabilities of 100 Ti-II emission lines, originating from 7 different atomic levels, have been determined by combining branching fractions with radiative lifetimes. The branching fractions were measured using Fourier transform spectroscopy on a hollow cathode. The radiative lifetimes of these 7 - and 35 additional - levels were measured using time resolved laser-induced fluorescence on a slow Ti ion beam. The transition probabilities of 21 very weak lines have been used to derive a solar titanium abundance of α[SUB]Ti[/SUB] = log(N[SUB]Ti[/SUB]/N[SUB]H[/SUB]) + 12=5.04±0.04 dex, which is insensitive to the solar model. This value is in disagreement with the meteoritic titanium abundance (4.93±0.02). [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurement of the 2s2p2(4P)3s 3P2 lifetime in N II by beam-foil-laser spectroscopy
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Baudinet-Robinet, Y.; Garnir, Henri-Pierre ULg et al

in Journal Physical II (1993), 3

An accurate value for the radiative lifetime of the 2s2p2(4P)3s3P2 level in N II has been obtained using the beam-foil-laser spectroscopy method. The result (T = 0.456 ± 0.020 ns ) is shorter than the ... [more ▼]

An accurate value for the radiative lifetime of the 2s2p2(4P)3s3P2 level in N II has been obtained using the beam-foil-laser spectroscopy method. The result (T = 0.456 ± 0.020 ns ) is shorter than the beam-foil lifetime values reported previously for the 3s' 3P term. No theoretical value for the lifetime of this term is available at the present time. [less ▲]

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See detailPalaeolithic and Mesolithic Research in Belgium, 1993: le Trou Magrite, Huccorgne & l'Abri du Pape
Straus, Lawrence; Otte, Marcel ULg; Cordy, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Old World Archaeology Newsletter (1993), XVII(1), 17-24

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See detailMicrosatellite mapping of the gene causing weaver disease in cattle will allow the study of an associated QTL
Georges, Michel ULg; Lathrop, M.; Dietz, A. B. et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1993), 90

A genetic disease in cattle, progressive degenerative myeloencephalopathy (weaver disease), is associated with increased milk production. This association could result from population stratification, from ... [more ▼]

A genetic disease in cattle, progressive degenerative myeloencephalopathy (weaver disease), is associated with increased milk production. This association could result from population stratification, from a pleiotropic effect of a single gene, or from linkage disequilibrium between the gene causing weaver disease and a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for milk production. To test these hypotheses, we performed an extensive linkage study in a bovine pedigree segregating for the weaver condition and identified a microsatellite locus (TGLA116) closely linked to the weaver gene (zmax, 8.15; theta, 0.03). TGLA116 and, by extension, the weaver locus were assigned to bovine synteny group 13. This microsatellite can be used to identify weaver carriers, to select against this genetic defect, and to study the effect of the corresponding chromosomal region on milk production in Brown Swiss and other breeds of cattle. [less ▲]

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See detailLes noms belgoromans de la rougeole. Une étude de géographie linguistique
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg

in Dialectes de Wallonie (1993), 21/22

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See detailNote sur les techniques de gravure des sceaux-cylindres en Asie antérieure
Tunca, Önhan ULg

in Technologie et analyse des gemmes anciennes (PACT 23) (1993)

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See detailRapid and Selective Isolation of Follicular Dendritic Cells by Low Speed Centrifugations on Discontinuous Bsa Gradients
Marcoty, C.; Heinen, Ernst ULg; Antoine, Nadine ULg et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1993), 329

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See detailChanges In The Hypophyseal-Gonadal Axis During The Onset Of Puberty In Young Bulls
Renaville, Robert ULg; Devolder, A.; Massart, Serge et al

in Journal of Reproduction and Fertility (1993), 99(2),

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See detailComparison of three metrenperone dosage regimens inhibiting the 5-hydroxytryptamine-induced pulmonary dysfunction in cattle
Linden, Annick ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Research in Veterinary Science (1993), 55

The effects of a 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) challenge infusion on pulmonary function values were studied in healthy calves, pretreated with varying doses of metrenperone, a selective type 2 serotonergic ... [more ▼]

The effects of a 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) challenge infusion on pulmonary function values were studied in healthy calves, pretreated with varying doses of metrenperone, a selective type 2 serotonergic (5-HT2) antagonist. In the first part of the experiment, the 5-HT challenge was performed 30 minutes after administration of metrenperone at a dose of 0.025 mg kg-1 (group 1, n = 8), 0.050 mg kg-1 (group 2, n = 8) and 0.100 mg kg-1 (group 3, n = 7). In the second part, the 5-HT challenge was performed 12 hours after administration of metrenperone at a dose of 0.050 mg kg-1 (group 4, n = 5) and 0.100 mg kg-1 (group 5, n = 5). None of the three doses of metrenperone influenced the 5-HT-induced ventilatory changes. For the challenge performed 30 minutes after blockade, all three doses inhibited the bronchoconstrictive process triggered by the 5-HT challenge. There was no dose-related inhibition. On the other hand, when the challenge was performed 12 hours after metrenperone, there was a dose-related inhibition with only the higher dose (0.100 mg kg-1) showing a significant efficacy in inhibiting 5-HT-induced bronchoconstriction. It is concluded that, if 5-HT is involved in the pathophysiological processes of respiratory diseases in cattle, a 5-HT2 blockade with metrenperone at a dose rate of 0.100 mg kg-1 and with a dosage interval of 12 hours should improve pulmonary function. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthetic model peptides for apolipoproteins. II. Characterization of the discoidal complexes generated between phospholipids and synthetic model peptides for apolipoproteins.
Corijn, J.; Deleys, R.; Labeur, C. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1993), 1170(1), 8-16

The structure, composition and physico-chemical properties of complexes generated between phospholipids and synthetic model peptides for the amphipathic helices of the plasma apolipoproteins were studied ... [more ▼]

The structure, composition and physico-chemical properties of complexes generated between phospholipids and synthetic model peptides for the amphipathic helices of the plasma apolipoproteins were studied. The sequences of the peptides were derived from that of the 18A peptide and designed to either enhance or decrease ionic interactions between pairs of peptides, as described in the accompanying paper. Complexes were prepared with dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC), dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), or with DPPC and cholesterol, and isolated on a Superose 6HR column. Association kinetics for the DMPC-peptides complexes were followed by measuring the turbidity as a function of the temperature. The diameters of the DPPC-peptide complexes, measured by gradient gel electrophoresis (GGE), were about 120 A. Fluorescence polarization measurements after labeling with diphenyl hexatriene (DPH) yielded transition temperatures of, respectively, 40.6, 41.5 and 41.8 degrees C for the DPPC/18AM1-, DPPC/18AM4- and DPPC/18A-peptide complexes. These values were confirmed by differential scanning calorimetry. Circular dichroism and infrared spectroscopy revealed that the peptides adopt an alpha-helical structure in solution and this percentage increased from 30-40% in the free peptides up to 50-60% in the complexes. Attenuated total reflection (ATR) infrared measurements of the complexes indicated that the peptides are oriented parallel to the acyl chains of the phospholipid bilayer. Denaturation of the peptides and of the peptide-lipid complexes was monitored by Trp fluorescence under addition of increasing amounts of GdmCl. The mid-points of the denaturation curves lie at, respectively, 0.05, 0.25 and 0.35 M GdmCl for the 18AM4, 18A and 18AM1 peptide and are shifted towards higher GdmCl concentrations after peptide-lipid binding. GdmCl denaturation decreased the alpha-helical content of the peptides and of the complexes, as monitored by circular dichroism measurement. The helix to random coil structure transition occurred at, respectively, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.0 M GdmCl for 18A, 18AM1 and 18AM4, compared to 5.1, 5.0, and 5.3 M in the corresponding complexes. These data suggest altogether that the structural properties, the mode of lipid-protein association and the stability of the phospholipid-peptide complexes are similar to those of native plasma apolipoproteins. The 18A and 18AM4 peptides which contain charged residues along the edge of the helix, leading to salt bridge formation between peptides were shown to mimic the amphipathic helices of the plasma apolipoproteins. [less ▲]

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See detailLes formes normes d’ordres,
Pays, Isabelle ULg

in Journal of Algebra (1993), 155

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See detailAmineptine and response timing in the rat
Lejeune, Helga ULg; Hermans, Isabelle ULg; Mocaer, E. et al

in Behavioural Processes (1993), 29

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See detailConstruction of a bovine genomic library of large yeast artificial chromosome clones
Libert, F.; Lefort, A.; Okimoto, R. et al

in Genomics (1993), 18(2), 270-276

We have constructed a yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) library derived from bull fibroblasts in primary culture. The library consists of 21,500 clones arranged on 224 gridded plates (96 or 8×12 positions ... [more ▼]

We have constructed a yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) library derived from bull fibroblasts in primary culture. The library consists of 21,500 clones arranged on 224 gridded plates (96 or 8×12 positions) and in 2×224 96-well microplates maintained as permanent frozen stocks. An average insert size of 750 kb was estimated from the analysis of 200 randomly selected YACs, giving a sixfold coverage of the bovine genome for the total library. A screening strategy based on the polymerase chain reaction that allows the identification of individual clones has been devised. Screening of the library with six locus-specific markers of interest led to the isolation of 34 positive clones [less ▲]

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See detailLa cinétique cellulaire tumorale: aspects cliniques «à la recherche du temps perdu»
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Paschoud, N

in Bulletin du Cancer. Radiothérapie : Journal de la Société Française du Cancer : Organe de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique (1993), 80(4), 431-437

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See detailBIOLOGICAL-ACTIVITY OF THE SHRUB BOSCIA-SENEGALENSIS (PERS) LAM EX-POIR (CAPPARACEAE) ON STORED GRAIN INSECTS
SECK, D.; Lognay, Georges ULg; Haubruge, Eric ULg et al

in Journal of Chemical Ecology (1993), 19(2), 377-389

Biological activity of leaves, fruits and extract of the African shrub Boscia senegalensis (PERS.) LAM. ex Poir. was evaluated against five stored-grain insects. When added to cowpeas at 2-4% (w/w), fresh ... [more ▼]

Biological activity of leaves, fruits and extract of the African shrub Boscia senegalensis (PERS.) LAM. ex Poir. was evaluated against five stored-grain insects. When added to cowpeas at 2-4% (w/w), fresh ground fruits and leaves caused 80-100% mortality in Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) adults and significantly reduced both emergence and damage of the F1 progeny. Acetone fruit extract exhibited a potent fumigant effect on Prostephanus truncatus HORN., C maculatus, and Sitotroga cerealella OLIV.: with LT50 values of 3.8, 2.3, and below 1.5 hr, respectively. LC50 determination for B. senegalensis fruits and leaves as well as pure methylisothiocyanate (MITC) on Tribolium castaneum HERBST, Sitophilus zeamais MOTSCH. and C. maculatus showed a differential response of the insects to plant parts or MITC. Quantitative dosage of Boscia active components and LC50 values obtained for the plant tissues, compared to those of pure molecules, indicate that the biological activity of B. senegalensis is due to the liberation of MITC from a glucosinolate precursor glucocapparin contained in Boscia fruits and leaves. [less ▲]

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See detailFollicular dendritic cells: isolation procedures, short and long term cultures.
Heinen, Ernst ULg; Tsunoda, R.; Marcoty, C. et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (1993), 329

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See detailAérosolthérapie chez le cheval : 1. Etude technique
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Genicot, Bruno; Votion, Dominique ULg et al

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1993), 25(4), 225-232

This review describes the principle of action of the different types of nebulizers in the horse and analyzes the technical and methodological requirements for an optimal use of aerosoltherapy in this ... [more ▼]

This review describes the principle of action of the different types of nebulizers in the horse and analyzes the technical and methodological requirements for an optimal use of aerosoltherapy in this species [less ▲]

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See detailLa catalyse enzymatique en milieu organique : potentialités d'utilisation des lipases.
Blecker, Christophe ULg

in Bulletin des Recherches agronomiques de Gembloux (1993), 28(1), 51-85

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See detailEnvironnement socio-géographique et état de santé de la population liégeoise
Gosset, Christiane ULg

in Le journal du Réseau Villes-Santé - Réseau français (1993), 4

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See detailThe OLFR1 gene encoding the HGMP07E putative olfactory receptor maps to the 17p12-17p13 region of the human genome and reveals a MspI restriction fragment lenght polymorphism
Schurmans, Stéphane ULg; Muscatelli, F.; Miot, F. et al

in CytoGenetics & Cell Genetics (1993), 63

Olfactory receptors are believed to be encoded by an extremely large subfamily of G protein-coupled receptors. A human gene (OLFR1) encoding a member of this family was cloned from a genomic library by ... [more ▼]

Olfactory receptors are believed to be encoded by an extremely large subfamily of G protein-coupled receptors. A human gene (OLFR1) encoding a member of this family was cloned from a genomic library by cross-hybridization with a gene fragment obtained by the polymerase chain reaction. The nucleotide sequence of a 3.4-kb EcoRI fragment was determined, and the protein sequence was deduced from the single open reading frame. The gene was assigned by in situ hybridization of metaphase chromosomes to the 17p13-->p12 region of the human genome, in proximity to the tumor-suppressor gene encoding p53. When used as a probe on Southern blots under moderately stringent conditions, it hybridizes to at least three closely related genes. A restriction fragment length polymorphism was detected after MspI digestion. Mendelian segregation of the gene was assessed in three CEPH families, and linkage analysis confirmed the localization of the locus [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of trace metals on mouse B16 melanoma cells in culture
Bahbouth, Eliane; Siwek, Brigitte; Gillet, Marie-Claire ULg et al

in Biological Trace Element Research (1993), 36(2), 191-201

The effects of fourteen metal ions on B16 cell proliferation, differentiation and melanogenesis have been analysed.

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See detailn < 2 Allowed Transitions in Neutral Sulfur within in the Visible and Infrared Spectral Ranges
Biémont, Emile ULg; Quinet, Pascal ULg; Zeippen, C. J.

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

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See detailStructure of the 16 S ribosomal RNA of the thermophilic cyanobacterium Chlorogloeopsis HTF (‘Mastigocladus laminosus HTF’) strain PCC75 18, and phylogenetic analysis
Wilmotte, Annick ULg; Van Der Auwera, Gert; De Wachter, Rupert

in FEBS Letters (1993), 317

The thermophilic cyanobacterial strain, PCC7518, originally identified as ‘Mu~tigocludus hminosus HTF’ does not show branchings or heterocysts. The absence of branchings supports the later assignment to ... [more ▼]

The thermophilic cyanobacterial strain, PCC7518, originally identified as ‘Mu~tigocludus hminosus HTF’ does not show branchings or heterocysts. The absence of branchings supports the later assignment to the genus Chlorogloeopsu. The absence of heterocysts may be the result of a mutation because heterocysts were observed in the original isolate. Alternatively, contamination may have happened. To solve this problem, the 16 S rRNA sequence was determined and used to infer a secondary structure model and build distance trees. The trees showed that strain PCC7518 belongs to the cluster of heterocystous species and has most probably lost the abihty to produce heterocysts by mutation. It is only distantly related to Chlorogloeopsis fritschii PCC67 18. [less ▲]

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See detailDecision tree approaches to voltage security assessment
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Pavella, Mania ULg et al

in IEE Proceedings - Generation, Transmission & Distribution (1993), 140

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See detailHyperlipidemies et medicaments hypolipidemiants.
Scheen, André ULg; Paquot, Nicolas ULg

in Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique (1993), 48(2), 92-101

Hyperlipidaemia, as a primary atherogenic risk factor, represents a major problem of public health. This review first reminds the main steps of lipoprotein metabolism, the classification of the most ... [more ▼]

Hyperlipidaemia, as a primary atherogenic risk factor, represents a major problem of public health. This review first reminds the main steps of lipoprotein metabolism, the classification of the most frequent hyperlipidaemias, the objectives of the treatment and the required initial evaluation allowing to decide how to manage the patient. Thereafter, it describes all the available treatments, more particularly the characteristics of the various lipid lowering drugs. Finally, it proposes a step by step strategy for the treatment of the main hyperlipidaemias and summarizes the managements of some particular cases. [less ▲]

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See detailAspects cliniques de la neoplasie endocrinienne multiple de type 1 (NEM-1).
Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Stevenaert, Achille ULg; Beckers, Albert ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1993), 48(6), 309-63

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See detailClonidine and ketanserin both are effective treatment for postanesthetic shivering.
Joris, Jean ULg; Banache, Maryse; Bonnet, Francis et al

in Anesthesiology (1993), 79(3), 532-9

BACKGROUND: Although meperidine is an effective treatment of postanesthetic shivering, its mechanism of action remains unknown. Investigation of other drugs might help clarify the mechanisms by which ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Although meperidine is an effective treatment of postanesthetic shivering, its mechanism of action remains unknown. Investigation of other drugs might help clarify the mechanisms by which shivering can be controlled. Accordingly, we investigated the efficacy of clonidine, an alpha 2-adrenergic agonist, and ketanserin, a 5-hydroxytryptamine antagonist, in treating postanesthetic shivering. METHODS: First, 54 patients shivering after general anesthesia were allocated randomly to receive an intravenous bolus of saline, 150 micrograms clonidine, or 10 mg ketanserin. A second study explored the dose-dependence of clonidine. Forty shivering patients were given saline or clonidine, 37.5, 75, or 150 micrograms. RESULTS: The duration of shivering was significantly shorter in those given clonidine (2.1 +/- 0.9 min) than in the other two groups and shorter in the ketanserin group (4.3 +/- 0.9 min) than in the saline group (12.0 +/- 1.6 min). Clonidine and ketanserin significantly decreased systolic arterial blood pressure when compared to saline. Core rewarming was significantly slower in the clonidine group. In the second study, 37.5 micrograms clonidine was no more effective than saline. Two minutes after treatment, 150 micrograms obliterated shivering in all patients. Five minutes after treatment, all patients given 75 micrograms had stopped shivering. Systolic arterial pressure and heart rate decreased significantly in patients given 75 and 150 micrograms clonidine. CONCLUSIONS: Clonidine (150 micrograms) and ketanserin (10 mg) both are effective treatment for postanesthetic shivering. The effect of clonidine on shivering is dose-dependent: whereas 37.5 micrograms had no effect, 75 micrograms clonidine stopped shivering within 5 min. [less ▲]

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See detailBeam-laser lifetime measurements for low-lying levels in Cr II
Pinnington, E. H.; Ji, Q.; Guo, B. et al

in Canadian Journal of Physics (1993), 71

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See detailMonth-to-month variability of the general circulation fields in the western Mediterranean and the Gulf of Lions
Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Brasseur, P.

in Water Pollution Research (1993), 30

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See detailAérosolthérapie chez le cheval : 2. Etude pharmacologique
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Genicot, Bruno; Votion, Dominique ULg et al

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1993), 25(4), 233-243

This review analyzes the different therapeutic drugs the functional effects of which can be useful in the treatment by aerosol of equine respiratory disorders

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