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See detailNUCLEOPHILIC ENANTIOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF 6-[F-18]FLUORO-L-DOPA VIA 2 CHIRAL AUXILIARIES
Lemaire, Christian ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg; Cantineau, Robert et al

in Applied Radiation & Isotopes (1993), 44(4), 737-744

Asymmetric nucleophilic synthesis of 6-[F-18]fluoro-L-dopa was investigated in order to reach an enantiomeric excess of close to 100% of the L form of this amino acid. The radiochemical synthesis required ... [more ▼]

Asymmetric nucleophilic synthesis of 6-[F-18]fluoro-L-dopa was investigated in order to reach an enantiomeric excess of close to 100% of the L form of this amino acid. The radiochemical synthesis required [F-18]fluoride as fluorinating agent and regioselective nucleophilic substitution of commercially available 6-nitroveratraldehyde. The [F-18]fluorobenzaldehyde thus obtained was easily converted to the corresponding 2-[F-18]fluoro-4,5-dimethoxybenzyl bromide. This alkylating agent was added to the lithium enolates of 1-(S)-(-)camphor imine of t-butyl glycinate (1) and (S)-(-)- 1 -Boc-2-t-butyl-3-methyl-4-imidazolidinone [(S)- Boc-BMI] (2) in order to compare the enantiomeric excess of the L form obtained in each case with these two chiral inductors. The L-isomer of fluorodopa was isolated after H1 hydrolysis and HPLC purification in 5-10% radiochemical yield (decay corrected). The overall synthesis time was of 110 min. Through this synthetic pathway, the L-isomer of fluorodopa was obtained in 83% e.e with 1 and 96% e.e with 2 respectively, as determined by chiral HPLC. A practical three step preparative scale synthesis of 6-[F-19]fluoro-D,L-dopa is also presented. [less ▲]

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See detailSyngeneic Grafting of Adult Rat Drg-Derived Schwann Cells to the Injured Spinal Cord
Martin, Didier ULg; Schoenen, Jean ULg; Delree, P. et al

in Brain Research Bulletin (1993), 30(3-4), 507-14

A subdural inflatable micro-balloon was used to induce closed traumatic contusion to adult rat spinal cord. This spinal cord injury model was associated with reproducible and graded neurological deficits ... [more ▼]

A subdural inflatable micro-balloon was used to induce closed traumatic contusion to adult rat spinal cord. This spinal cord injury model was associated with reproducible and graded neurological deficits and histopathological alterations. At various delays after injury, transplantations of syngeneic adult cultured dorsal root ganglion-derived Schwann cells were performed into the spinal cord lesion. The transplants were well integrated and reduced the microcystic posttraumatic cavitation as well as the gliosis. Schwann cells transplants were invaded by numerous regenerating neurites most of which, based upon their neurotransmitter contents, seem to originate from the dorsal root ganglion. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantitative estimation of chimerism in mice using microsatellite markers
Delhaise, F.; Zhao, X.; Dessy, F. et al

in Molecular Reproduction and Development (1993), 34(2), 127-132

An embryonic stem cell line was established from SV129 mouse blastocysts and used to generate chimeric mice by injection into OF1 blastocysts; 18 out of the 30 resulting offspring appeared chimeric as ... [more ▼]

An embryonic stem cell line was established from SV129 mouse blastocysts and used to generate chimeric mice by injection into OF1 blastocysts; 18 out of the 30 resulting offspring appeared chimeric as judged from their coat color patterns, and 3 of the 13 males proved to be germ-line chimeras as they transmitted the SV129 agouti phenotype to all or part of their offspring. The degree of chimerism of these males was evaluated for different tissues using polymorphic microsatellite markers amplified by the polymerase chain reaction. It was shown that these new markers can be effectively used to quantitatively estimate levels of chimerism. The CKMM (creatine kinase, muscle) microsatellite system was used to distinguish the SV129 from the OF1 genotype. In all performed tests, the correlation between DNA ratio and signal ratio, expressed as a base 10 logarithm, was shown to exceed or equal 0.98 for known DNA ratios (SV129/OF1) ranging from 1/99 to 99/1. Linear calibration methods were used to predict the % SV129 DNA of a test sample based on the obtained signal ratio. The accuracy of the prediction was evaluated by performing repeated measurements. Differences among three repeated estimates ranged from 2 to 17% for a given sample. Microsatellite systems should be very useful to monitor chimerism involving strains that can not be discerned with coat color or biochemical markers. This will be particularly important when ES methodology becomes available in species other than mice. [less ▲]

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See detailLate Famennian miospore assemblages from the Bergisch Gladbach - Paffrath Syncline, Rhenish Slate Mountains, Germany
Hartkopf-Fröder, C; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1993), 116(2), 333-357

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See detailOptimal Foraging By Hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) And Ladybirds (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) - Mechanisms
Hemptinne, Jl.; Dixon, Afg.; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in European Journal of Entomology (1993), 90(4), 451-455

Coccinellids and syrphids that feed on aphids and coccids face the same problem: an unstable food supply. Their eggs and larvae face cannibalism and/or starvation if the aphid colony they attack declines ... [more ▼]

Coccinellids and syrphids that feed on aphids and coccids face the same problem: an unstable food supply. Their eggs and larvae face cannibalism and/or starvation if the aphid colony they attack declines in abundance before they mature. Optimal foraging theory predicts that such predators should lay a few eggs early in the development of an aphid colony. Studies on two species of coccinellid and one species of syrphid revealed that they do respond to the quality as well as the abundance of their prey. By refraining from laying eggs in aphid colonies already exploited by predators and those that are shortly to decline in abundance when the aphids disperse, these predators are able to forage in a way that is consistent with the predictions of optimal foraging theory. [less ▲]

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See detailLe récepteur NMDA : base moléculaire du mécanisme d’action de la kétamine
Hanon, E.; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Ansay, M.

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137

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See detailRed Blood Cell Na-Li Countertransport, Hypertensive Heredity, and Cardiovascular Risk in Young Adults
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; Du, F. et al

in American Journal of Hypertension : Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (1993), 6(4), 314-316

The erythrocyte Na-Li countertransport (CT) has been considered as a marker of genetic propension to essential hypertension, but also to be linked to atherosclerosis risk factors. We have evaluated these ... [more ▼]

The erythrocyte Na-Li countertransport (CT) has been considered as a marker of genetic propension to essential hypertension, but also to be linked to atherosclerosis risk factors. We have evaluated these relationships by measuring the Na-Li CT, blood pressure levels, the family predisposition to hypertension, body mass index, subscapular skin-fold thickness, waist/hip ratio, and plasma lipids in 43 young adults (22 to 23 years; 13 with a positive family history of hypertension), followed since adolescence (+/- 10 years) to analyze the natural history of blood pressure in this period of life. The Na-Li CT was negatively correlated with the HDL cholesterol (r = -0.37) and the HDL cholesterol/total cholesterol ratio (r = -0.44). This transport system was positively correlated to family history of hypertension (r = 0.38), waist/hip ratio, and the diastolic blood pressure. When the family history of hypertension was present, Na-Li CT and diastolic blood pressure were higher (P < .05), but the HDL cholesterol was lower (P < .01). After separating people according to the blood pressure level during adolescence in two groups, one lower than the 75th percentile (P75), and one higher, we notice that the latter remains characterized by a higher systolic blood pressure. But neither the Na-Li CT nor family history of hypertension and plasma lipids could explain the difference in the blood pressure behavior during this period. Thus, an increase of RBC Na-Li CT activity in young adults would suggest a higher cardiovascular risk rather than to be a simple marker of a hypertensive risk. [less ▲]

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See detailL'ostéoporose
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Medipractice Digest (1993)

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See detailSolid-state nuclear magnetic resonance studies of the transformation of the zeolite Y catalyst in the course of hydrochlorination of 1-methylcyclohexene by thionyl chloride
Kolodziejski, Waclaw; Delaude, Lionel ULg; Laszlo, Pierre ULg et al

in Applied Catalysis A : General (1993), 98(1), 71-79

1-Methylcyclohexene was hydrochlorinated with SOCl2 to 1-chloro-1-methylcyclohexane at room temperature in CH2Cl2 as the solvent and in presence of the faujasitic zeolite ZF520 catalyst. 4-Coordinated ... [more ▼]

1-Methylcyclohexene was hydrochlorinated with SOCl2 to 1-chloro-1-methylcyclohexane at room temperature in CH2Cl2 as the solvent and in presence of the faujasitic zeolite ZF520 catalyst. 4-Coordinated framework aluminium in the parent sample coexisting with a small amount of immobile extra-framework aluminium at ca. -1 ppm is completely removed after just one reaction run and transformed into two distinct 6-coordinated species resonating at 0.2 and -3.1 ppm. The former line is assigned to Al(H2O)63+ cations, the latter is likely to come from a species with mixed solvation shells, probably Al(Cl-)(H2O)52+ and Al(OH-)(H2O)52+. Crystallinity of the catalyst is seriously affected by the reaction. The spectra confirm that before reaction the zeolite contains Si(3Si,1OH) and Si(2Si,2OH) groups. During the reaction most hydroxyl groups created by dealumination are removed, although some Si(3Si,1OH) remain. MAS NMR spectra are fully consistent with the proposed reaction mechanism. [less ▲]

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See detailConnection and frame design for economy
Anderson, D.; Colson, A.; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Stavební Obzor (1993), 10

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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 detailPalynological data from the Devono-Carboniferous boundary beds in the new Stockum Trench II and the Hasselbachtal Borehole. Northern Rhenish Massif, Germany.
Higgs, K; Streel, Maurice ULg; Korn, D et al

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1993), 115(2/1992), 551-557

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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 detailIdentification of eae genes in rabbit attaching and effacing enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC)
Pohl, P.; Peeters, J. E.; Jacquemin, E. R. et al

in Infection and Immunity (1993), 61

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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 detailEvidence that insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) is the dominant thymic peptide of the insulin superfamily
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Achour, Imane; Robert, Françoise et al

in Thymus (1993), 21(2), 115-127

Central T-cell tolerance of neurondocrine functions has been proposed to be primarily induced by the thymic repertoire of neuroendocrine self antigens. The present study aimed at characterizing the human ... [more ▼]

Central T-cell tolerance of neurondocrine functions has been proposed to be primarily induced by the thymic repertoire of neuroendocrine self antigens. The present study aimed at characterizing the human thymic insulin-related self antigen able to represent the pancreatic islet ß cell function in face of the developing T cells. Immunofluorescence studies were performed on human and rat thymic sections, as wess as on the rat IT-45R1 thymic epithelial cell line using several antibodies to epitopes of the insulin peptide family. These studies identify beyond any doubt that IGF2 is the dominant thymic peptide of the insulin family. The sequence of an insulin-derived autoantigen is proposed. This autoantigen is a nonamer and has a hydrophobic residue leucine at position 9. In human species, this autoantigen would primarily be tolerogenic for the pancreatic ß-cell endocrine function during fetal development. [less ▲]

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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 detailThiamin and Derivatives as Modulators of Rat Brain Chloride Channels
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Hennuy, Benoît ULg; Wins, Pierre et al

in Neuroscience (1993), 52(4), 1009-1017

Several membrane fractions were prepared from rat brain by differential and sucrose density gradient centrifugation. Most fractions took up 36Cl- rapidly at a rate linear with time during the first 30-60 ... [more ▼]

Several membrane fractions were prepared from rat brain by differential and sucrose density gradient centrifugation. Most fractions took up 36Cl- rapidly at a rate linear with time during the first 30-60 s, then the rate progressively slowed down. The lowest rate of uptake was found in the mitochondrial fraction. Oxythiamin partially inhibited 36Cl- uptake in all fractions. In P2 (crude synaptosomal fraction), oxythiamin decreased the initial rate of uptake by 32%, the apparent Ki being 1.5 mM. Thiamin and amprolium were less effective as inhibitors. 4,4'-Diisothiocyanostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (0.1-1 mM) inhibited 36Cl- uptake by 40-50%. In the presence of this compound at a concentration > or = 5 x 10(-4) M, oxythiamin became ineffective. 36Cl- uptake was increased by GABA (0.1 mM) and this effect was antagonized by picrotoxin as expected, but not by oxythiamin. The rate of 36Cl- uptake did not appreciably depend on the external chloride concentration and was unaffected by bumetanide or by replacement of external Na+ by choline. Taken together, these data suggest that the oxythiamin-sensitive 36Cl- influx is essentially diffusional and is not related to the GABA receptor or the Na:K:2Cl co-transport. Partial replacement of external Na+ by K+ or treatment with 0.1 mM veratridine (which should both result in membrane depolarization) increased 36Cl- uptake by 50 and 30% respectively; the inhibitory effect of oxythiamin was enhanced to the same proportion.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [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 detailPalynological age for the lower part of the Hangenberg Shales in Sauerland, Germany
Higgs, K; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1993), 116(Z), 243-247

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See detailComment assurer efficacement le dépistage de l'ostéoporose ?
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Lettre du Rhumatologue (La) (1993), 196

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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 detailApports récents de la génétique dans les maladies inflammatoires intestinales
Louis, Edouard ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Franchimont, D. et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (1993), 48(6), 383-91

It is clear since many years that the liability to develop inflammatory bowel disease is influenced by genetic factors. Recent progresses in the field of genetic markers and genetic models bring the ... [more ▼]

It is clear since many years that the liability to develop inflammatory bowel disease is influenced by genetic factors. Recent progresses in the field of genetic markers and genetic models bring the concept of genetic heterogeneity. This new concept leads us to try to classify different forms of inflammatory bowel disease and could have in the future an impact on the prevention, the follow up and the treatment of these diseases. [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 detailRadiative Lifetime Measurements in Dy II and the Solar Abundance of Dysprosium
Biémont, Emile ULg; Löwe, R. M.

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1993), 273

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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 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 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 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 detailEl analisis estructural semi-rigido: definicion, camp y mood de applicacion
Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg; Maquoi, René ULg

in Construcciones Metalicas y Caldereria (1993), 28

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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 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 detailLinks between Egyptian and Greek Medicine
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Forum (1993), 3(5), 35-43

Given the present state of our knowledge, the question about the links between Egyptian and Greek medicine is far from being resolved. Some convergences can in fact be detected, but when you study them ... [more ▼]

Given the present state of our knowledge, the question about the links between Egyptian and Greek medicine is far from being resolved. Some convergences can in fact be detected, but when you study them further, you will find that they reveal a loan, or a simple coincidence, or else a false interpretation of the sources. At the end of the sixth century BC, Pharaonic medicine was outclassed and influenced little by little by Greek medicine. Lastly, the Coptic medical treatises, composed in Egyptian language, but written in Greek characters, combine some Greek and finally Arabic borrowings. [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 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 detailComparative study of the oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve of four mammals: man, dog, horse and cattle
Clerbaux, Th; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Detry, B et al

in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. A : Comparative Physiology (1993), 106A(4), 687-694

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See detailadministration en dose unique journalière de l'amikacine. Adaptation à la néonatalogie pour des enfants traités avant le 3° jour d'âge postnatal
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Langhendries, J. P.; Bertrand, J. M. et al

in Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses (1993), 23

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See detailClustered organization of homologous KRAB zinc-finger genes with enhanced expression in human T lymphoid cells
Bellefroid, Eric J.; Marine, Jean-Christophe; Ried, Thomas et al

in EMBO Journal (1993), 12(4), 1363-1374

KRAB zinc-finger proteins (KRAB-ZFPs) constitute a large subfamily of ZFPs of the Krüppel C2H2 type. KRAB (Krüppel-associated box) is an evolutionarily conserved protein domain found N-terminally with ... [more ▼]

KRAB zinc-finger proteins (KRAB-ZFPs) constitute a large subfamily of ZFPs of the Krüppel C2H2 type. KRAB (Krüppel-associated box) is an evolutionarily conserved protein domain found N-terminally with respect to the finger repeats. We report here the characterization of a particular subgroup of highly related human KRAB-ZFPs. ZNF91 is one representative of this subgroup and contains 35 contiguous finger repeats at its C-terminus. Three mRNA isoforms with sequence identity to ZNF91 were isolated by the polymerase chain reaction. These encode proteins with a KRAB domain present, partially deleted or absent. Five genomic fragments were characterized, each encoding part of a gene: the ZNF91 gene or one of four distinct, related KRAB-ZFP genes. All exhibit a common exon/intron organization with the variant zinc finger repeats organized in a single exon and the KRAB domain encoded by two separate exons. This positioning of introns supports the hypothesis that the mRNA isoforms encoding polypeptides with variability in the KRAB domain could arise by alternative splicing. By in situ chromosomal mapping studies and by analysis of fragments from a human genomic yeast artificial chromosome library containing KRAB-ZFP genes, we show that these genes occur in clusters; in particular, a gene complex containing over 40 genes has been identified in chromosomal region 19p12-p13.1. These ZNF91-related genes probably arose late during evolution since no homologous genes are detected in the mouse and rat genomes. Although the transcription of members of this KRAB-ZFP gene subgroup is detectable in all human tissues, their expression is significantly higher in human T lymphoid cells. [less ▲]

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See detailOrganization of partner preference and sexual behavior and its nocturnal rhythmicity in male rats.
Bakker, Julie ULg; van Ophemert, J.; Slob, A. K.

in Behavioral Neuroscience (1993), 107(6), 1049-58

Male rats were neonatally treated with 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), which blocks aromatization of testosterone (T) to estradiol (E2), from Days 0, 2, or 5 through 14. Adult partner preference ... [more ▼]

Male rats were neonatally treated with 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), which blocks aromatization of testosterone (T) to estradiol (E2), from Days 0, 2, or 5 through 14. Adult partner preference behavior (PPB; choice between estrous female rat [F] and active male rat [M]) was studied in the early part of the dark phase of the light-dark (LD) cycle. ATD Day 0 Ms showed a preference for the stimulus M or showed no preference for either of the stimulus Ss. Controls preferred the estrous F. ATD Days 2 and 5 Ms showed PPB intermediate between ATD Day 0 Ms and controls. Thus the neonatally sensitive period for organization of adult PPB extends beyond Day 5. Furthermore, PPB showed a nocturnal rhythmicity in ATD Ms but not in controls. In the late part of the dark phase, all Ms showed a preference for the stimulus F. ATD Days 2 and 5 Ms and control Ms were no longer different in PPB, but ATD Day 0 Ms still showed significantly lower preference scores for F than all other Ms. Thus the E2 metabolite of T suppresses organization of an adult nocturnal rhythm in PPB. [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 detailLes mécanismes biochimiques développés par les Pseudomonas fluorescents dans la lutte biologique contre les maladies des plantes transmises par le sol
Jacques, Philippe; Delfosse, Philippe; Ongena, MARC ULg et al

in Cahiers Agricultures (1993), 2

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See detailFacteurs écologiques de production du frêne en Condroz et productivité des stations potentielles
Claessens, Hugues ULg; Thibaut, André; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Cahiers Forestiers de Gembloux (1993), 11

The aim of the present study is to correlate site variables with measured site index restricted to pure even-aged or nearly even-aged stands of ash. The site evaluation has been made through 81 ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present study is to correlate site variables with measured site index restricted to pure even-aged or nearly even-aged stands of ash. The site evaluation has been made through 81 experimental plots distributed throughout the Condroz under a wide range of ecological conditions and types of soils. Site index (top height at 50 years) was measured on each plot using tree height-age relationship according to an appropriate methodology [THIBAUT and al., 1992]. In order to appreciate the relative importance of all the observed or measured site factors, plots were grouped in three major groups related to site conditions and defined as follows : alluvial and colluvial sites, flats and slopes either on deep muddy soils or on stony soils. Topographic position, soil depth and soil drainage conditions had the highest correlation with measured site index. These variables and the three site groups have been successfully used as independent variables in a regression model that is an interesting tool for evaluating productive potential of a site for ash even devoid of trees. [less ▲]

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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 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 detailIdentification of 108k, 93k, and 42k Glycoproteins of Bovine Herpesvirus-1 by Monoclonal Antibodies
Baranowski, E.; Dubuisson, J.; Pastoret, Paul-Pierre ULg et al

in Archives of Virology (1993), 133(1-2), 97-111

Three glycoproteins of bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1) other than glycoproteins gI, gIII, and gIV were identified by monoclonal antibody (MAb) analyses. Monoclonal antibodies were obtained by immunization of ... [more ▼]

Three glycoproteins of bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1) other than glycoproteins gI, gIII, and gIV were identified by monoclonal antibody (MAb) analyses. Monoclonal antibodies were obtained by immunization of mice with either BHV-1 envelope or virus infected cells, from which the glycoproteins gI, gIII, and gIV were removed by immunoaffinity. In the latter immunization procedure mice were tolerized either against normal cellular antigens with or without glycoproteins gI, gIII, gIV, and nucleocapsid. From 154 anti-BHV-1 hybridomas isolated, 39 MAbs precipitated a 108K glycoprotein. Two other glycoproteins of respectively 42K and 93K were precipitated each by one MAb. These three glycoproteins were detected in infected cell lysate. Nine anti-108K glycoprotein MAbs neutralized BHV-1 infectivity and three non-neutralizing MAbs were able to reduce plaque development when virus was grown in the presence of these MAbs. It is therefore suggested that this glycoprotein is involved in viral entry into the cell and in cell-to-cell spread of the virus. [less ▲]

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See detailNew gamma-lactam homologs of penems
Marchand-Brynaert, Jacqueline; Couplet, Blandine; Dive, Georges ULg et al

in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (1993), 3(11), 2303-2308

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See detailLaparoscopy, urology, and gynaecology
Joris, Jean ULg

in Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology (1993), 6

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See detailSYNCYTIOTROPHOBLASTIC LOCALIZATION OF THE HUMAN GROWTH-HORMONE VARIANT MESSENGER-RNA IN THE PLACENTA
Scippo, Marie-Louise ULg; Frankenne, Francis ULg; HOOGHEPETERS, ELisabeth et al

in Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology (1993), 92(2), 7-13

The hGH/hCS genes, clustered on chromosome 17 in the 5' to 3' order GH-N, CS-L, CS-A, GH-V and CS-B, show a high degree of sequence identity. The expression product of the GH-V gene is the placental ... [more ▼]

The hGH/hCS genes, clustered on chromosome 17 in the 5' to 3' order GH-N, CS-L, CS-A, GH-V and CS-B, show a high degree of sequence identity. The expression product of the GH-V gene is the placental growth hormone, which replaces pituitary GH in maternal blood throughout pregnancy. By means of mRNA competitive hybridization using P-32-labelled and unlabelled 30 bases long oligonucleotides, we first optimized specific hybridization conditions. In situ hybridization was then performed to locate the GH-V mRNA encoding placental growth hormone. The hGH-V gene appears expressed in the placental syncytiotrophoblast. Unlike the CS-A and CS-B genes (both encoding hPL) which are expressed uniformly in the syncytiotrophoblast, the GH-V mRNA is located in a few syncytiotrophoblast cells only. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalgésie postopératoire par analgésie péridurale autocontrôlée
Joris, Jean ULg

in Douleur et analgésie (1993), 4

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See detailTEMPORAL REASONING AND REASONING THEORIES A CASE-STUDY IN ANESTHESIOLOGY
Sougné, Jacques ULg; Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg; De Keyser, Véronique ULg

in Psychologica Belgica (1993), 33(2), 311-328

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See detailAnalgesic Efficiency of Propacetamol Hydrochlorid after Lumbar Disc Surgery
Hans, Pol ULg; Brichant, Jean-François ULg; Bonhomme, Vincent ULg et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (1993), 44(4), 129-33

The influence of intravenous propacetamol hydrochlorid administration on postoperative analgesia and intramuscular opioid consumption was assessed in a randomized placebo-controlled study. Fourty patients ... [more ▼]

The influence of intravenous propacetamol hydrochlorid administration on postoperative analgesia and intramuscular opioid consumption was assessed in a randomized placebo-controlled study. Fourty patients scheduled for lumbar disc surgery were randomly allocated to two groups. They were given either propacetamol 2 g or saline every 6 hours, starting at the end of procedure for a 24 hours period. The pain intensity (VAS) was not significantly different between the two groups except 3 and 4 hours after surgery, where it was higher in the paracetamol group. The cumulative narcotic consumption (piritramide on request) was higher in the placebo group from 6 hours till 9 hours after surgery but not significantly different after 24 hours. Piritramide administration decreased VAS score significantly in both groups while propacetamol reduced it in a significant way only when given from 12 hours after surgery. [less ▲]

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See detailMiddle Devonian to Lower Carboniferous Miospores from selected boreholes in Amazonas and Parnaiba basins (Brazil): additional data, synthesis, and correlation.
Loboziak, S; Streel, Maurice ULg; Caputo, MV et al

in Documents du laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon (1993), 125

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See detailLes morphinomimétiques en réanimation
Lamy, Maurice ULg; Joris, Jean ULg; Damas, Pierre ULg et al

in Réan urg (1993), 2(4bis), 488-494

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See detailOstéoporose postménopausique: le point sur la thérapeutique
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Medisearch (1993), 73

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See detailHemodynamic changes during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Joris, Jean ULg; Noirot, Didier P; Legrand, Marc ULg et al

in Anesthesia and Analgesia (1993), 76(5), 1067-71

Hemodynamics during laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia (isoflurane in N2O/O2 (50%)) were investigated in 15 nonobese ASA Class I patients by using invasive hemodynamic monitoring ... [more ▼]

Hemodynamics during laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia (isoflurane in N2O/O2 (50%)) were investigated in 15 nonobese ASA Class I patients by using invasive hemodynamic monitoring including a flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter. During surgery, intraabdominal pressure was maintained automatically at 14 mm Hg by a CO2 insufflator, and minute ventilation was controlled and adjusted to avoid hypercapnia. Hemodynamics were measured before anesthesia, after the induction of anesthesia, after tilting into 10 degrees head-up position, 5 min, 15 min, and 30 min after peritoneal insufflation, and 30 min after exsufflation. Induction of anesthesia decreased significantly mean arterial pressure and cardiac index (CI). Tilting the patient to the head-up position reduced cardiac preload and caused further reduction of CI. Peritoneal insufflation resulted in a significant increase (+/- 35%) of mean arterial pressure, a significant reduction (+/- 20%) of CI, and a significant increase of systemic (+/- 65%) and pulmonary (+/- 90%) vascular resistances. The combined effect of anesthesia, head-up tilt, and peritoneal insufflation produced a 50% decrease in CI. Administration of increasing concentrations of isoflurane, via its vasodilatory activity, may have partially blunted these hemodynamic changes. These results demonstrate that laparoscopy for cholecystectomy in head-up position results in significant hemodynamic changes in healthy patients, particularly at the induction of pneumoperitoneum. [less ▲]

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See detailL'apprentissage précoce des langues étrangères par la méthode 'immersive'
Comblain, Annick ULg; Rondal, Jean-Adolphe ULg

in Rééducation Orthophonique (1993), 31

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See detailBasophil releasability in patients with hymenoptera venom allergy.
Radermecker, Maurice ULg; Leclercq, Maryse ULg; Mariz, S. D. et al

in International Archives of Allergy & Immunology (1993), 101(3), 283-7

Basophils in about 15% of subjects allergic to hymenoptera venom do not release histamine in the presence of antigen. Little is known on the basophil releasability in these patients. We therefore measured ... [more ▼]

Basophils in about 15% of subjects allergic to hymenoptera venom do not release histamine in the presence of antigen. Little is known on the basophil releasability in these patients. We therefore measured maximum percent leukocyte histamine release to antigen (Vespula venom), anti-IgE and formylmethionylphenylalanine (FMP) in 39 patients allergic to wasp venom and compared our results according to basophil responsiveness to antigen. Mean maximum percent histamine release was 39, 34 and 22%, respectively, for venom (100 ng/ml), anti-IgE (0.25 microgram/ml) and FMP (10(-4) M). The amount of histamine specifically released by venom correlated significantly with anti-IgE but not with FMP-induced histamine release. Leukocytes were unresponsive to antigen in 10 subjects. The clinical characteristics and anaphylactic symptoms of these patients were not different from those with antigen-responsive cells. Unresponsive leukocytes responded to FMP in all and to anti-IgE in 8 of the 10 subjects. Mean anti-IgE and FMP-induced histamine release were, respectively, lower and higher than those observed with leukocytes responsive to antigen (p < 0.05). In unresponsive basophils, there was a negative correlation between maximum percent anti-IgE and FMP-induced histamine release. We confirm that basophils of a minority of the subjects allergic to Vespula venom do not release histamine in the presence of antigen. The negative correlation between anti-IgE and FMP-induced histamine release in unresponsive basophils may suggest individual differences in the ratio of Fc epsilon RI and FMP receptors on the surface of basophils. [less ▲]

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See detailL'âge est-il un facteur limitant pour la chirurgie carotidienne?
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Smitz, Simon ULg; Albert, Adelin ULg et al

in Journal des Maladies Vasculaires (1993), 18(3), 245-53

To evaluate the role of carotid surgery in elderly patients 75 years and older, we reviewed 912 carotid endarterectomies performed on 806 patients between 1987 and 1990. There were 151 patients (19% of ... [more ▼]

To evaluate the role of carotid surgery in elderly patients 75 years and older, we reviewed 912 carotid endarterectomies performed on 806 patients between 1987 and 1990. There were 151 patients (19% of the whole series) aged 75 years and older (160 endarterectomies, group A), including 29 octogenarians, vs 655 patients under 75 years of age (group B). There were more women in the elderly age group (44%) than in the younger one (38%). Symptoms, risk factors, operative outcome and follow up data of the two groups were compared. The risk profile was similar for the two age groups, with exception for coronary heart disease, less frequent in the older patient group (25% had previous infarction vs 44%). Indication for carotid endarterectomy was different in the two age groups: 41% of group A underwent prophylactic thrombendarterectomy for high degree stenosis, while only 30% of group B had asymptomatic carotid disease. In group A, 6% of the patients had carotid endarterectomy after recovering from a mild stroke, vs 2% in group B. Angiography revealed bilateral carotid disease in 59% of the group A patients (including 15% with contralateral occlusion) vs 40% in group B. Operative mortality was 1.5% for the younger age group vs 2.5% for the older age group. The cause of death was cardiac in 60%. A follow up is available for all patients who benefited carotid endarterectomy since 1976, including 180 patients aged 75 years or older.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailAérosolthérapie chez le cheval : 3. Etude clinique
Lekeux, Pierre ULg; Genicot, Bruno; Votion, Dominique ULg et al

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (1993), 25(4), 245-248

This review analyzes the advantages, disadvantages, limites and clinical applications of aerosoltherapy in equine medicine

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See detailonce a day administration of amikacine in neonates: assessment of nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Langhendries, J. P.; Bertrand, J. M. et al

in Developmental Pharmacology and Therapeutics (1993), 20

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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 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 detailOccurrence of contrasting skarn formations in dolomites of the Traversella deposit (Ivrea, Italy)
Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg; Verkaeren, Jean

in Geologische Rundschau : Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Geologie (1993), 82

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See detailEffects of Capsaicin on the Endothelial Permeability in Isolated and Perfused Rabbit Lungs
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Ansay, Michel ULg

in Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology (1993), 7(2), 81-91

Changes in pulmonary endothelial permeability and in microvascular hemodynamics in response to capsaicin (10(-4) M) were investigated in isolated, perfused rabbit lungs. Blood-free perfusate was ... [more ▼]

Changes in pulmonary endothelial permeability and in microvascular hemodynamics in response to capsaicin (10(-4) M) were investigated in isolated, perfused rabbit lungs. Blood-free perfusate was recirculated through ventilated lungs in an isogravimetric state, under zone III conditions with a constant flow. Using the occlusions method, the total pressure gradient between the arterial and the venous levels (delta Pt) was partitioned into four components: arterial (delta Pa), pre-(delta Pa') and post-(delta Pv') capillary, and venous (delta Pv). The capillary filtration coefficient (Kf,c) was evaluated by measuring the amount of fluid filtering through the endothelium when arterial and venous pressures were suddenly increased. Capsaicin caused no changes in the vascular pressures at any level of the pulmonary circulation but induced a significant 3-fold increase in the Kf,c (P < 0.05). This reaction was accompanied by pulmonary oedema. The mechanisms involved in the permeability changes were investigated by testing the capacity of different drugs to block the response to capsaicin. Clonidine (10(-7) M to 10(-5) M), morphine (10(-6) M), aspirin (10(-3) M), ketanserin (10(-8) M) and (+/)- CP 96,345 (10(-6) M), an antagonist of neurokinin NK1 receptor, completely prevented the effects of capsaicin on the Kf,c. In contrast, terfenadine (10(-7)) together with cimetidine (10(-5) M) had no protective effect against capsaicin. It was concluded that capsaicin-induced pulmonary oedema was due to an increase in the capillary filtration coefficient and not to hemodynamic changes. This alteration in the endothelium permeability is mediated by the release of endogenous peptides from C-fibers upon the action of capsaicin and subsequent activation of NK1 receptors, probably by substance P. Moreover, 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors and arachidonic acid derivates are also involved in this reaction [less ▲]

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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 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 detailHeightened selectivity in aromatic nitrations and chlorinations by the use of solid supports and catalysts
Delaude, Lionel ULg; Laszlo, Pierre ULg; Smith, Keith

in Accounts of Chemical Research (1993), 26(12), 607-613

The heightened selectivity in aromatic nitrations and chlorinations using solid supports and catalysts is reviewed with 67 references.

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See detailProductive Performance of the French Insurance Industry
Fecher-Bourgeois, Fabienne ULg; Kessler, D.; Perelman, Sergio ULg et al

in Journal of Productivity Analysis (1993), (4), 77-93

The purpose of this paper is to provide for both life and non-life insurance an assessment of the relative productive performance of French companies. We use parametric and nonparametric approaches to ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this paper is to provide for both life and non-life insurance an assessment of the relative productive performance of French companies. We use parametric and nonparametric approaches to construct a frontier to be used as a yardstick of productive efficiency. Our data basis covers 84 life and 243 non-life companies for the period 1984-1989. The main findings show a high correlation between parametric and nonparametric results and a wide dispersion in the rates of inefficiency across companies. This dispersion can be reduced when controlling for variations in scale, ownership, distribution, reinsurance, and claims ratios. [less ▲]

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See detailLa voie navigable Anvers-Dusseldorf pour une liaison Meuse-Rhine
Rigo, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin de l’Association Internationale Permanente des Congrès de Navigation [Bulletin de l'AIPCN] (1993)

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See detailSTUDY OF THE CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS IN BI2-XPBXSR2CA2CU3O10-Y GLASS SYSTEMS - OPTICAL POLARIZED-LIGHT MICROSCOPY, ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES
Cloots, Rudi ULg; Romain, Anne-Claude ULg; Rulmont, André ULg et al

in Superconductor Science & Technology (1993), 6(12), 850-857

Synthesis of Bi2-xPbxSr2Ca2Cu3O10-y (x = 0 and x = 0.3) has been performed using the glass recrystallization route technique. After splat quenching, the samples were annealed at 820, 850 or 870-degrees-C ... [more ▼]

Synthesis of Bi2-xPbxSr2Ca2Cu3O10-y (x = 0 and x = 0.3) has been performed using the glass recrystallization route technique. After splat quenching, the samples were annealed at 820, 850 or 870-degrees-C for 96 or 144 h (with one intermediary grinding). High-resolution polarization micrographs and electrical (and magnetic susceptibility) measurements have been taken. Various growth mechanisms can thus be checked, and the physical properties are studied in relation to the microstructure. It is found that the 2223 phase does not crystallize directly from the amorphous one but results from a dissolution-reprecipitation process. The stability of the 2212 phase is emphasized. The 2201 phase precipitates at high temperature and rapidly reacts with the melt to form the 2223 phase. The kinetics of the lead-substituted sample seems to be controlled by the Ca2PbO4 phase. which acts as a flux. [less ▲]

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See detailCD68 and Factor XIIIa expressions in granular-cell tumor of the skin
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULg; Pierard-Franchimont, Claudine ULg et al

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (1993), 186(2), 106-108

Immunohistochemical and electron microscopic studies support a Schwann cell origin for most of the granular-cell tumors of the skin. We studied 9 granular-cell tumors by immunohistochemistry, using ... [more ▼]

Immunohistochemical and electron microscopic studies support a Schwann cell origin for most of the granular-cell tumors of the skin. We studied 9 granular-cell tumors by immunohistochemistry, using antibodies to CD68, S-100 proteins, factor XIIIa, L1 antigen, desmin and vimentin. The CD68 monocyte-macrophage-associated lysosomal antigen was expressed in granular cells which however had no Mac 387 reactivity. The 'satellite fibroblasts' were factor XIIIa-positive similarly to dendrocytes and perineurial cells. Our study reveals the lack of specificity of CD68 antibody to identify macrophages. It also presents granular cell tumor of the skin as an exception in the group of schwannomas by the presence of factor XIIIa-positive cells inside the neoplasm. [less ▲]

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See detailBiphasic locomotor effects of the dopamine D-sub-1 agonist SKF 38393 and their attenuation in non-habituated mice
Tirelli, Ezio ULg; Terry, P.

in Psychopharmacology (1993), 110(1-2), 69-75

Examined the locomotor stimulatory effects of the dopamine D-sub-1 receptor partial agonist SKF 38393 in male C57B1/6J mice. Non-habituated mice showed marked dose-related (3-300 mg/kg, subcutaneously ... [more ▼]

Examined the locomotor stimulatory effects of the dopamine D-sub-1 receptor partial agonist SKF 38393 in male C57B1/6J mice. Non-habituated mice showed marked dose-related (3-300 mg/kg, subcutaneously) locomotor stimulation. The time-course effect was biphasic at very high doses (100-300 mg/kg), with dose-related locomotor depression followed by dose-related long-term hyperlocomotion. For all doses, locomotor effects were detectable throughout the 4-hr test period. To determine whether these effects were mediated by D-sub-1 receptor stimulation, effects of SKF 38393 were assessed in combination with behaviorally inactive and active doses (0.1 and 0.2 mg/kg, respectively) of the selective D-sub-1 receptor antagonist SCH 39166. Both doses of SCH 39166 attenuated the hyperlocomotion induced by 30 mg/kg of the agonist to a similar degree. However, neither dose was able to reverse either the depressant or the stimulatory effects of 300 mg/kg SKF 38393. ((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved) [less ▲]

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See detailPurification and Biochemical Characterization of Recombinant Human Placental Growth Hormone Produced in Escherichia Coli
Igout, Ahmed ULg; Van Beeumen, Jozef; Frankenne, Francis ULg et al

in Biochemical Journal (1993), 295(3), 719-724

The hGH-V (or hGH-2) gene codes for human placental growth hormone (hPGH). Secretion of hPGH is continuous, in contrast with the pulsed secretion of pituitary growth hormone (hGH) which it progressively ... [more ▼]

The hGH-V (or hGH-2) gene codes for human placental growth hormone (hPGH). Secretion of hPGH is continuous, in contrast with the pulsed secretion of pituitary growth hormone (hGH) which it progressively replaces in the maternal bloodstream. hGH- V cDNA has previously been cloned and isolated. Analysis of its nucleotide sequence has revealed a 191-residue protein, hPGH, differing from hGH at 13 positions. The calculated pI is more basic than that of the pituitary hormone. Here we have inserted hGH- VcDNA into the pIN-III-ompA3 plasmid in order to produce hPGH in its native form in Escherichia coli D1210. Expression of hGH- V cDNA in E. coli is significantly lower than that of hGH cDNA with the same expression system. The hPGH produced in E. coli was purified in quantities sufficient to allow its biochemical and immunochemical characterization. The molecular mass of the protein was determined by electrospray m.s. The determined mass, 22320 Da, agrees well with the molecular mass calculated from the translated cDNA sequence, assuming the presence of two disulphide bridges. Having established the technique for producing hPGH with a primary structure identical to the natural, non-glycosylated, 22 kDa isoform, we can now plan the full physicochemical and pharmaceutical characterization of this new hormonal entity. [less ▲]

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See detailResistance a la secheresse et reponses a l'acide abscissique: analyse d'une approche synthetique.
El-Jaafari, S.; Paul, Roger ULg; Lepoivre, Philippe ULg et al

in Cahiers Agricultures (1993), 2(4),

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See detailA new topical treatment for resistant herpes simplex infections.
Snoeck, R.; Andrei, G.; De Clercq, E. et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (1993), 329(13), 968-9

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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 detailVisite du Trésor de la Cathédrale de Liège
George, Philippe ULg

in Feuillets de la Cathédrale de Liège (1993)

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See detailLa production des noms propres
Brédart, Serge ULg

in Revue de Neuropsychologie (1993), 3

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See detailLaparoscopic supracervical (subtotal) hysterectomy (LASH).
Donnez, Jacques; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg

in Journal of Gynecologic Surgery (1993), 9(2), 91-4

The use of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy with or without annexectomy has been widely discussed. We report the technique of laparoscopic supracervical (subtotal) hysterectomy (LASH), which ... [more ▼]

The use of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy with or without annexectomy has been widely discussed. We report the technique of laparoscopic supracervical (subtotal) hysterectomy (LASH), which was first performed in 1990. Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy was carried out in a series of 36 women. The duration time was 60 min in experienced hands. There were no major complications. The feasibility and low morbidity rate of this laparoscopic approach led us to propose LASH in certain indications, particularly in cases of a uterus with multiple submucosal myomas where hysteroscopic therapy is less successful. [less ▲]

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See detailPlasticity of Developing and Adult Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons as Revealed in Vitro
Delree, P.; Ribbens, Clio ULg; Martin, Didier ULg et al

in Brain Research Bulletin (1993), 30(3-4), 231-7

We review recent data on the plasticity of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons as revealed during cultivation in vitro. Some experiments on cultured developing DRG neurons and on adult DRG neurons in vivo ... [more ▼]

We review recent data on the plasticity of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons as revealed during cultivation in vitro. Some experiments on cultured developing DRG neurons and on adult DRG neurons in vivo are also mentioned. Cultured developing and adult DRG neurons can be switched from an apolar to a multipolar phenotype by fetal calf serum or fibronectin. The effect is concentration dependent and occurs through an early modification of cell-substratum interaction. Adult DRG neurons synthesize and release within hours after injury TGF beta-1, which is a mitogen and a differentiation factor for Schwann cells. Finally, adult DRG neurons express in vitro neurotransmitters that are not expressed in vivo. This neurotransmitter plasticity can be modulated in vitro by some growth factors and in vivo by distal or proximal axotomy. [less ▲]

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See detailEchographic Characterization of Carotid Plaques
VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg; TROTTEUR, Geneviève ULg; Vivario, M. et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1993), 93(5), 233-8

The histology of the endarterectomy specimen was compared with the preoperative echopattern of 154 plaques. Thirty-four ultrasound images were of poor quality. The 120 adequate echographies revealed 22 ... [more ▼]

The histology of the endarterectomy specimen was compared with the preoperative echopattern of 154 plaques. Thirty-four ultrasound images were of poor quality. The 120 adequate echographies revealed 22 dense hyperechogenic homogeneous plaques, 28 soft hypoechogenic homogeneous plaques, 53 inhomogeneous plaques, and 13 mixed plaques. According to the surface, lesions were subdivided as smooth (n = 63) or irregular (n = 57). Echography recognized fibrous plaques (dense homogeneous hyperechogeneous lesions), with a specificity of 87% and a sensitivity of 56%. Recent intraplaque haemorrhage is echographically apparent as a hypoechogenic area in 88% of cases, what corresponds to a specificity of 79% and a sensitivity of 75%. Echography proved to be more accurate than angiography in determining the presence or absence of ulceration. The ability to characterize the pathology of carotid atheroma by duplex scan make the clinicopathologic correlation of carotid plaques of practical importance. [less ▲]

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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 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 detailDynamics of mitotic activity and expression of viral proteins gp51 and p24 of Bovine Leukemia Virus producing cells.
Roussev, Roussi; Polianova, M.; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Folia Biologica (1993), 39

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See detailIn Vivo Free Radical Production after Cross-Clamping and Reperfusion of the Renal Artery in the Rabbit
DEFRAIGNE, Jean ULg; PINCEMAIL, Joël ULg; FRANSSEN, Colette ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Surgery (1993), 1(4), 343-9

Postischaemic reperfusion injury is often attributed to the generation of oxygenated free radicals which may subsequently promote lipid peroxidation in cell membranes. Electron paramagnetic resonance ... [more ▼]

Postischaemic reperfusion injury is often attributed to the generation of oxygenated free radicals which may subsequently promote lipid peroxidation in cell membranes. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy in association with the spin trap molecule alpha-phenyl-N-tert-butyl-nitrone allowed direct confirmation of lipid free radical production after renal ischaemia-reperfusion in an in vivo rabbit model. A 60-min period of ischaemia followed by reperfusion caused free radical production twofold greater than after 15 min of ischaemia. Glutathione and alpha-tocopherol have been measured in renal tissue, as indirect markers of lipid peroxidation. After 15 min of ischaemia followed by 10 min of reperfusion, the mean(s.e.m.) glutathione content of the ischaemic kidney was slightly but significantly reduced by 11.9(2.5)% (P < 0.003). The content of alpha-tocopherol was unchanged. However, 10 min of reperfusion following 60 min of ischaemia led to significant decrease in mean(s.e.m.) content of both glutathione (30.4(3.7)%) (2.23(0.2) versus 3.14(0.18) mumol/g wet tissue, P < 0.001) and alpha-tocopherol (46.1(7.8)%) (0.57(0.10) versus 1.09(0.14) micrograms/g wet tissue, P < 0.001) when compared to the control kidney. Under these experimental conditions, desferrioxamine (15 mg/kg administered intravenously before inducing ischaemia), a drug known to limit free radical production, significantly limited the decrease of alpha-tocopherol to 20.8(6.4)% (0.83(0.08) versus 1.05(0.04) micrograms/g wet tissue, P < 0.05), but did not prevent glutathione consumption in the reperfused kidney. [less ▲]

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See detailL'agriculteur et les aides directes aux revenus
Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Nouvelles des Sciences et des Technologies (1993), 11(2), 171-176

Le but de cet article est de présenter les différents volets de la politique agricole qui permettent un soutien aux agriculteurs par le biais d'aides directes aux revenus. Après avoir présenté le ... [more ▼]

Le but de cet article est de présenter les différents volets de la politique agricole qui permettent un soutien aux agriculteurs par le biais d'aides directes aux revenus. Après avoir présenté le dispositif mis en place en Belgique pour les régions agricoles défavorisées, l'auteur s'attarde sur les aspects de la réforme de la PAC qui introduisent les paiements directs. Les changements les plus importants concernant les cultures arables et le fonctionnement du système sont présentés de manière détaillée. Enfin, l'auteur présente les mesures d'accompagnement de la réforme de la politique des marchés et des prix. [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 detailMallarmé, “termite silencieux”. L’auto-liquidation de la poésie
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Romantisme (1993), 81

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See detailAccurate f-values of Astrophysical Interest in neutral Carbon
Hibbert, A.; Biémont, Emile ULg; Godefroid, M. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1993), 99

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See detailMutational analysis of the p50 subunit of NF-kappa B and inhibition of NF-kappa B activity by trans-dominant p50 mutants.
Bressler, P.; Brown, K.; Timmer, W. et al

in Journal of Virology (1993), 67(1), 288-93

The NF-kappa B family of DNA-binding proteins regulates the expression of many cellular and viral genes. Each of these proteins has an N-terminal region that is homologous to the c-Rel proto-oncogene ... [more ▼]

The NF-kappa B family of DNA-binding proteins regulates the expression of many cellular and viral genes. Each of these proteins has an N-terminal region that is homologous to the c-Rel proto-oncogene product, and this Rel homology region defines both DNA binding and protein dimerization properties of the individual proteins. Most of the NF-kappa B family members have been shown to associate with themselves or with each other to form homodimers or heterodimers, and previous studies have shown that dimerization of NF-kappa B factors is necessary to provide a functional DNA binding domain. We have used site-directed mutagenesis to identify regions in the Rel homology domain of the p50/NF-kappa B protein that are important for DNA binding and protein dimerization. Our studies have identified mutations of p50 that interfere with DNA binding only and those that interfere with protein dimerization. Mutations of p50 which disrupt only DNA binding were still able to associate with other members of the NF-kappa B protein family. We demonstrate that such heterodimeric complexes inhibit transcriptional activation mediated in trans through a cis-acting kappa B motif; therefore, we have identified trans-dominant negative mutants of p50. [less ▲]

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See detailCalcitonins: Newer Routes of Delivery
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis International : A Journal Established as Result of Cooperation Between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis & the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA (1993), 3(Suppl 2), 3-7

Because of its anti-osteoclastic and analgesic properties, calcitonin is a first-line choice in the treatment of several bone diseases characterized by absolute or relative bone resorption. With regard to ... [more ▼]

Because of its anti-osteoclastic and analgesic properties, calcitonin is a first-line choice in the treatment of several bone diseases characterized by absolute or relative bone resorption. With regard to the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, the chronic nature of the disease and the subsequent long duration of the pharmacological intervention require uncomfortable parenteral administration to be repeated on a long-term basis. Newer routes of administration have therefore been developed. At present the most promising of these are the nasal spray and the rectal suppository. Both routes have been shown to induce significant increases in plasma levels of salmon calcitonin. The ability of salmon calcitonin to cross the nasal mucosa was shown immunologically by the generation of specific anti-salmon-calcitonin antibodies in the plasma. In healthy volunteers these alternative routes of administration do not decrease the anti-osteoclastic activity of calcitonin, as demonstrated by a significant decrease in biochemical parameters that reflect bone turnover. In the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, as well as in the treatment of Paget's disease of bone, the properties of calcitonins are generally preserved if they are administered non-parenterally. However, the equivalent doses required to sustain the effects of calcitonin have not been fully elucidated. This article reviews the potential benefits of two methods of non-parenteral administration of calcitonins in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Neurochemical Lesions of the Preoptic Area on Male Sexual Behavior in the Japanese Quail
Bailhache, T.; Surlemont, C.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg

in Brain Research Bulletin (1993), 32(3), 273-83

Two experiments were carried out during which the noradrenergic neurotoxin, 5-amino-2,4-dihydroxy-alpha-methylphenylethylamine (5-ADMP) was applied to the brain of quail in order to evaluate the role of ... [more ▼]

Two experiments were carried out during which the noradrenergic neurotoxin, 5-amino-2,4-dihydroxy-alpha-methylphenylethylamine (5-ADMP) was applied to the brain of quail in order to evaluate the role of the noradrenergic system in the control of male copulatory behavior. In the first experiment, the ICV injection of 5-ADMP slightly enhanced the sexual behavior observed in testosterone (T)-treated castrated male quail. This brings additional support to the notion that norepinephrine tonically inhibits male copulatory behavior in quail. In the second experiment, 5-ADMP implanted directly into the preoptic area disrupted the restoration by T of copulatory behavior in castrated quail and, at the same time, produced a brain lesion that partly destroyed the sexually dimorphic medial preoptic nucleus, a previously established site of T action on behavior. These lesions produced by a high (presumably too high) concentration of neurotoxin provided an independent confirmation of effects previously observed after electrolytic lesions. Correlation analyses also confirmed that the medial part of the POM just rostral to the anterior commissure is more closely associated with copulatory behavior and may, therefore, represent a key center for steroid action on this behavior. [less ▲]

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See detailAn overview of the kinetic parameters of class B beta-lactamases.
Felici, A; Amicosante, G; Oratore, A et al

in Biochemical Journal (1993), 291 ( Pt 1)

The catalytic properties of three class B beta-lactamases (from Pseudomonas maltophilia, Aeromonas hydrophila and Bacillus cereus) were studied and compared with those of the Bacteroides fragilis enzyme ... [more ▼]

The catalytic properties of three class B beta-lactamases (from Pseudomonas maltophilia, Aeromonas hydrophila and Bacillus cereus) were studied and compared with those of the Bacteroides fragilis enzyme. The A. hydrophila beta-lactamase exhibited a unique specificity profile and could be considered as a rather specific 'carbapenemase'. No relationships were found between sequence similarities and catalytic properties. The problem of the repartition of class B beta-lactamases into sub-classes is discussed. Improved purification methods were devised for the P. maltophilia and A. hydrophila beta-lactamases including, for the latter enzyme, a very efficient affinity chromatography step on a Zn(2+)-chelate column. [less ▲]

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See detailThe oncoprotein Bcl-3 can facilitate NF-kappa B-mediated transactivation by removing inhibiting p50 homodimers from select kappa B sites.
Franzoso, G.; Bours, Vincent ULg; Azarenko, V. et al

in EMBO Journal (1993), 12(10), 3893-901

Previously we have proposed a role for Bcl-3 in facilitating transactivation through kappa B sites by counteracting the inhibitory effects of bound, non-transactivating homodimers of the p50 subunit of NF ... [more ▼]

Previously we have proposed a role for Bcl-3 in facilitating transactivation through kappa B sites by counteracting the inhibitory effects of bound, non-transactivating homodimers of the p50 subunit of NF-kappa B. Such homodimers are abundant for example in nuclei of unstimulated primary T cells. Here we extend the model and provide new evidence which fulfills a number of predictions. (i) Bcl-3 preferentially targets p50 homodimers over NF-kappa B heterodimers since the homodimers are completely dissociated from kappa B sites at concentrations of Bcl-3 which do not affect NF-kappa B. (ii) Select kappa B sites associate very strongly and stably with p50 homodimers, completely preventing binding by NF-kappa B. Such kappa B sites are likely candidates for regulation by p50 homodimers and Bcl-3. (iii) Bcl-3 and p50 can be co-localized in the nucleus, a requirement for active removal of homodimers from their binding sites in vivo. (iv) The ankyrin repeat domain of Bcl-3 is sufficient for the reversal of p50 homodimer-mediated inhibition, correlating with the ability of this domain alone to inhibit p50 binding to kappa B sites in vitro. Our data support the model that induction of nuclear Bcl-3 may be required during cellular stimulation to actively remove stably bound p50 homodimers from certain kappa B sites in order to allow transactivating NF-kappa B complexes to engage. This exact mechanism is demonstrated with in vitro experiments. [less ▲]

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See detailWavenumbers and Oscillator Strengths for n1,3L - n'1,3L' (2 <n<50) Rydberg transitions of neutral Helium
Biémont, Emile ULg; Quinet, Pascal ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1993), 62(5-6), 373-398

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See detailRapport préliminaire sur la 2e campagne de fouille à Tell Amarna (Syrie)
Tunca, Önhan ULg

in Akkadica (1993), 83

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See detailMorphometric study of the stromal vascularization in peritoneal endometriosis.
NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Casanas-Roux, Françoise; Anaf, Vincent et al

in Fertility and Sterility (1993), 59(3), 681-4

To evaluate the stromal vascularization of different appearances of peritoneal endometriosis, biopsies were taken from peritoneal areas with endometriosis in a series of 135 infertile women and classified ... [more ▼]

To evaluate the stromal vascularization of different appearances of peritoneal endometriosis, biopsies were taken from peritoneal areas with endometriosis in a series of 135 infertile women and classified as typical (black), red, or white lesions. The number of capillaries per mm2 of stroma, their mean surface area, and the ratio of capillaries/stroma surface area, and the mitotic activity were analyzed in typical, red, and white lesions. Significant differences were found between the different subgroups. The higher vascularization and mitotic activity observed in red lesions suggested the hypothesis that such lesions are very active and probably the first stage of early implantation of endometrial glands and stroma. The poor vascularization and the absence of mitosis observed in white lesions suggested that these lesions are much less active than red lesions and are a quiescent stage of the disease. Our study proves that the "activity" of peritoneal endometriosis is related to the vascularity. This concept must be considered in the further discussion of American Fertility Society Endometriosis Classification. Typical, red and white lesions are three different stages of the peritoneal disease and their relative relation to infertility is also probably different. [less ▲]

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See detailRetinoic acid induction of major histocompatibility complex class I genes in NTera-2 embryonal carcinoma cells involves induction of NF-kappa B (p50-p65) and retinoic acid receptor beta-retinoid X receptor beta heterodimers.
Segars, J. H.; Nagata, T.; Bours, Vincent ULg et al

in Molecular & Cellular Biology (1993), 13(10), 6157-69

Retinoic acid (RA) treatment of human embryonal carcinoma (EC) NTera-2 (NT2) cells induces expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and beta-2 microglobulin surface molecules. We found ... [more ▼]

Retinoic acid (RA) treatment of human embryonal carcinoma (EC) NTera-2 (NT2) cells induces expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and beta-2 microglobulin surface molecules. We found that this induction was accompanied by increased levels of MHC class I mRNA, which was attributable to the activation of the two conserved upstream enhancers, region I (NF-kappa B like) and region II. This activation coincided with the induction of nuclear factor binding activities specific for the two enhancers. Region I binding activity was not present in undifferentiated NT2 cells, but binding of an NF-kappa B heterodimer, p50-p65, was induced following RA treatment. The p50-p65 heterodimer was produced as a result of de novo induction of p50 and p65 mRNAs. Region II binding activity was present in undifferentiated cells at low levels but was greatly augmented by RA treatment because of activation of a nuclear hormone receptor heterodimer composed of the retinoid X receptor (RXR beta) and the RA receptor (RAR beta). The RXR beta-RAR beta heterodimer also bound RA responsive elements present in other genes which are likely to be involved in RA triggering of EC cell differentiation. Furthermore, transfection of p50 and p65 into undifferentiated NT2 cells synergistically activated region I-dependent MHC class I reporter activity. A similar increase in MHC class I reporter activity was demonstrated by cotransfection of RXR beta and RAR beta. These data show that following RA treatment, heterodimers of two transcription factor families are induced to bind to the MHC enhancers, which at least partly accounts for RA induction of MHC class I expression in NT2 EC cells. [less ▲]

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