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

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

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See detailRestriction Maps of the DNA of Cervid Herpesvirus 1 and Cervid Herpesvirus 2, Two Viruses Related to Bovine Herpesvirus 1
Vanderplasschen, Alain ULg; Bublot, M.; Pastoret, Paul-Pierre ULg et al

in Archives of Virology (1993), 128(3-4), 379-88

Restriction maps of cervid herpesviruses 1 and 2 which are antigenetically related to bovine herpesvirus 1, were deduced from Southern blot hybridization with HindIII restriction fragments of BHV-1 DNA as ... [more ▼]

Restriction maps of cervid herpesviruses 1 and 2 which are antigenetically related to bovine herpesvirus 1, were deduced from Southern blot hybridization with HindIII restriction fragments of BHV-1 DNA as probes. [less ▲]

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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 detailLe rôle central du thymus dans l'éducation des cellules T aux principes neuroendocrines
Geenen, Vincent ULg

in Verhandelingen - Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie voor Geneeskunde van Belgie (1993), LV

The thymus is the site of expression of peptides belonging to the neurohypophysial peptide family. The classical model of neurosecretion established by the Scharrers for the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial ... [more ▼]

The thymus is the site of expression of peptides belonging to the neurohypophysial peptide family. The classical model of neurosecretion established by the Scharrers for the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial axis howver cannot be applied to characterize the secretory pathways of neurohypophysial-related peptides in the thymic epithelium. The novel model of cryptocrine signaling has been proposed by John W. Funder to describe the molecular relationships between fixed epithelial cells and migratory differentiating cells. In the thymus, cryptocrine signaling is further closely associated to the presentation of the 'self' molecular structure by major histocompatibility complex-derived proteins to developing T cells. Altogether, the model of the thymic repertoire of neuroendocrine self-antigens transposes to the molecular level the dual physiological role of the thymus in T cell negative and positive selection. Moreover, this model should also contribute to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the establishment of central T-cell self-tolerance to neurodocrine functions. [less ▲]

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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 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 detailDe Dakconstructie van de Karmelietenkerk, eerste dendrochronologische analyse
Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg; Houbrechts, David

in Stadsarcheologie (1993), 17(2), 29-34

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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 detailHet Craeckhuys van de Bijloke in Gent, dendrochronologische analyse van houtmonsters
Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg; Houbrechts, David

in Stadsarcheologie (1993), 17(4), 24-29

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

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1993), 273

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

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

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See detailFructose utilization during exercise in men: rapid conversion of ingested fructose to circulating glucose.
Jandrain, Bernard ULg; Pallikarakis, N.; Normand, S. et al

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1993), 74(5), 2146-54

The aim of the present study was to compare the metabolic fate of repeated doses of fructose or glucose ingested every 30 min during long-duration moderate-intensity exercise in men. Healthy volunteers ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present study was to compare the metabolic fate of repeated doses of fructose or glucose ingested every 30 min during long-duration moderate-intensity exercise in men. Healthy volunteers exercised for 3 h on a treadmill at 45% of their maximal oxygen consumption rate. "Naturally labeled" [13C]glucose or [13C]fructose was given orally at 25-g doses every 30 min (total feeding: 150 g; n = 6 in each group). Substrate utilization was evaluated by indirect calorimetry, and exogenous sugar oxidation was measured by isotope ratio mass spectrometry on expired CO2. Results were corrected for baseline drift in 13C/12C ratio in expired air due to exercise alone. Fructose conversion to plasma glucose was measured combining gas chromatography and isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Most of the ingested glucose was oxidized: 81 +/- 4 vs. 57 +/- 2 g/3 h for fructose (2P < 0.005). Exogenous glucose covered 20.8 +/- 1.4% of the total energy need (+/- 6.7 MJ) compared with 14.0 +/- 0.6% for fructose (2P < 0.005). The contribution of total carbohydrates was significantly higher and that of lipids significantly lower with glucose than with fructose. The blood glucose response was similar in both protocols. From 90 to 180 min, 55-60% of circulating glucose was derived from ingested fructose. In conclusion, when ingested repeatedly during moderate-intensity prolonged exercise, fructose is metabolically less available than glucose, despite a high rate of conversion to circulating glucose. [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 detailControl of the illegal administration of natural steroid hormones in urine and tissues of veal calves and in plasma of bulls
Scippo, Marie-Louise ULg; Gaspar, Pol; Degand, Guy ULg et al

in Analytica Chimica Acta (1993), 275(1-2), 57-74

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See detailAtomic data and the spectrum of the solar photosphere.
Grevesse, Nicolas ULg; Noels-Grötsch, Arlette ULg

in Physica Scripta (1993), 47

Even though the solar photospheric abundances are now on the whole in very good agreement with the meteoritic values, some problems remain which will only be solved with a higher level of accuracy in the ... [more ▼]

Even though the solar photospheric abundances are now on the whole in very good agreement with the meteoritic values, some problems remain which will only be solved with a higher level of accuracy in the atomic data, especially the transition probabilities for faint lines. The authors justify this request for many more very accurate gf-values through a few particularly striking points. [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 detailCommentaire sommaire de la loi relative au crédit à la consommation
Biquet, Christine ULg

in Actualités du Droit (1993)

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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 detailDetection of ribosomal RNA during the cell cycle in Ehrlich tumour cells by electron microscope in situ hybridization.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in European Journal of Morphology (1993), 31(1-2), 13-6

The fine spatial distribution of rRNA within Ehrlich tumour cells has been investigated during the cell cycle by in situ hybridization with a biotinylated probe. In interphase cells, rRNA was essentially ... [more ▼]

The fine spatial distribution of rRNA within Ehrlich tumour cells has been investigated during the cell cycle by in situ hybridization with a biotinylated probe. In interphase cells, rRNA was essentially detected in the ribosome-rich cytoplasmic regions and in the three main nucleolar components. In mitotic cells, besides the presence, as expected, of rRNA in the ribosome-rich spaces, evident label was observed over material situated around and between the chromosomes during anaphase and telophase as well as over the reforming nucleoli during telophase. [less ▲]

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See detailApplications de l'échographie en reproduction bovine. 2. L'utérus gestant et non-gestant.
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Laurent, Yves; Jakovljevic, Samy

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993)

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See detailMolecular Biology of tilapia prolactins
Swennen, E.; Sekkali, B.; Poncelet, A. C. et al

in Fundamental and applied research for aquaculture (1993)

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See detailDifferential location of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters.
Thiry, Marc ULg

in European Journal of Cell Biology (1993), 62(2), 259-69

We have examined in great detail the distribution of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters in different cell types by means of various immunocytochemical approaches. Using the in situ ... [more ▼]

We have examined in great detail the distribution of nucleic acids within interchromatin granule clusters in different cell types by means of various immunocytochemical approaches. Using the in situ polyadenylate nucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique for RNA detection or anti-RNA antibodies, we decisively demonstrate the presence of appreciable amount of RNA in clusters of interchromatin granules of untreated cells. Neither the in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-immunogold technique nor anti-DNA antibodies, nor the in situ nick-translation technique for DNA detection have revealed any DNA in the interchromatin granule clusters. However, dispersed chromatin sensitive to DNase I are found at the borders and in the close vicinity of interchromatin granule clusters. The results indicate that interchromatin granule clusters should not be nuclear structures directly involved in RNA transcription but rather in some other steps of RNA metabolism. [less ▲]

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See detailStimulation of the 92-Kd Type Iv Collagenase Promoter and Enzyme Expression in Human Melanoma Cells
Lauricella-Lefebvre, M. A.; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg; Sato, H. et al

in Invasion & Metastasis (1993), 13(6), 289-300

The 92-kD type IV collagenase is a member of the metalloproteinase family which degrades type IV collagen, a major component of basement membrane and is involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. The ... [more ▼]

The 92-kD type IV collagenase is a member of the metalloproteinase family which degrades type IV collagen, a major component of basement membrane and is involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. The promoter and adjacent regulatory sequences of the 92-kD type IV collagenase have been identified previously and three cis-acting elements homologous to the binding sites for AP-1, NF-KB and SP-1 proteins contributed to induction of the promoter activity by 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) in HT1080 cells. To date, no direct correlation between promoter activity and expression of the 92-kD type IV collagenase has been reported in normal or cancer cells. In this study, the effects of the transcriptional stimulation of the 92-kD type IV collagenase gene on the expression of the enzyme in human A2058 melanoma cells was analyzed by zymography experiments. Quantitative immunoblots using a monoclonal antibody that recognized specifically and exclusively the 92-kD type IV collagenase, confirmed that the 92-kD gelatinase was 92-kD type IV collagenase. Stimulation of the promoter activity resulted in increased gelatinase activity in the culture medium of A2058 cells. A direct correlation between TPA- and TNF-alpha-mediated promoter stimulation of the 92-kD type IV collagenase gene and its expression was also demonstrated in the human fibrosarcoma HT1080 cells. Interleukin-1 alpha failed to induce 92-kD gene promoter activity and type IV collagenase expression in melanoma and fibrosarcoma cell lines. Our data demonstrated that TPA- and TNF-alpha-induced 92-kD type IV collagenase promoter stimulation leads to a proportional increase of enzyme expression and secretion and thus could contribute to the activation of the invasive phenotype. [less ▲]

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See detailVisualizing the evolution of a star on a graphic workstation
Noels-Grötsch, Arlette ULg; Papy, Roland; Remy, F.

in Computers in Physics (1993), 7(2), 202-207

Theoretical models of a one solar mass star from the gravitational contraction onto the main sequence of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram are visualized on a Tektronix 4337 workstation.

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See detailLe pilotage de l'enseignement des sciences : un essai de synthèse...
Rousselet, S.; Monseur, Christian ULg

in Informations pédagogiques (1993), 9

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See detailMachine Intelligent Automatic Recognition of Critical Mobile Targets in Laser Radar Imagery
Delanoy, Richard L.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Dudgeon, Dan E.

in Lincoln Laboratory Journal (1993), 6(1), 161-186

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See detailCaractéristiques du nid et du site de nidification chez le grèbe huppé (Podiceps cristatus). Influence sur le succès des éclosions
Marechal, Corinne ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1993), 13(1), 1-34

The study aimed at determining the influence of nest and nest-site characteristics on breeding success in a population of great Crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) nesting on an old máeander of the river ... [more ▼]

The study aimed at determining the influence of nest and nest-site characteristics on breeding success in a population of great Crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) nesting on an old máeander of the river Meuse on the Belgium-Dutch border. Evolution of clutches has been followed during two breeding seasons (1991 and 1992). The features of the nests and the nest-sites have been subjected to a multivariate analysis. It’s difficult to distinguish clearly between successful and unsuccessful nests during the same year. Moreover, most characteristics are not constant any year. Only two parameters seem to have the same effects on nesting success in 1991 and 1992 : the distance from nest to nearest neighbour and the water level in nest site. Nests distant from another nest and in deep water were less successful. Other possible causes of nesting failure have been tackled (investigator disturbance, bad weather conditions, fall of eggs, clutch-destruction by human). [less ▲]

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See detailLe temps de la formation professionnelle pour les jeunes chômeurs
Robert, Jocelyne ULg

in Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie (1993), 1-4

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See detailCloning of a human GHF-1/Pit-1 cDNA variant
Pernasetti, Flavia; Wera, Stefaan; Belayew, Alexandra et al

in Nucleic Acids Research (1993), 21(15), 3584

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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 detailEvolution de la situation des mammifères sauvages en Région wallonne au cours de décennie 1983-1992
Libois, Roland ULg

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1993), 13(1), 77-92

During the last ten years, the evolution of the status of the mammal fauna of Wallony (southern part of Belgium) can be characterized by four main trends: i- enforcement of a better legal protection ii ... [more ▼]

During the last ten years, the evolution of the status of the mammal fauna of Wallony (southern part of Belgium) can be characterized by four main trends: i- enforcement of a better legal protection ii- arrival of at least four new species: coypu, raccoon, raccon-dog and American mink iii- restoration of badger numbers following the efficient control of rabies iv- increase of anthropophilic or game species (stone marten, ungulates). Unfortunately, the most threathened species (otter, horseshoe bats, barbastella) did not recover. [less ▲]

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See detailInsulin secretion, clearance, and action on glucose metabolism in cirrhotic patients.
Letiexhe, Michel ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Gerard, Pascale ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1993), 77(5), 1263-8

To study the mechanisms of glucose intolerance and hyperinsulinism in liver cirrhosis, we compared the plasma glucose, insulin, and C-peptide levels during a frequently sampled i.v. glucose tolerance test ... [more ▼]

To study the mechanisms of glucose intolerance and hyperinsulinism in liver cirrhosis, we compared the plasma glucose, insulin, and C-peptide levels during a frequently sampled i.v. glucose tolerance test (0.3 g glucose/kg BW) in nine compensated cirrhotic patients and nine healthy volunteers well matched for age, sex, and body weight. The insulin secretion rate was derived by the deconvolution of plasma C-peptide levels, insulin sensitivity was calculated using Bergman's minimal model method, and insulin clearance was estimated by dividing the 0-180 min area under the curve of insulin secretion rate by that of peripheral plasma insulin levels. The cirrhotic patients were characterized during the frequently sampled i.v. glucose tolerance test by a 60% greater insulin secretion rate (P < 0.05), a markedly reduced insulin sensitivity index (SI; 2.82 +/- 0.75 vs. 5.86 +/- 0.68 x 10(-4) min/mU.L; P < 0.01) and a 40% reduced insulin clearance (725 +/- 169 vs. 1165 +/- 99 mL/min.m-2; P < 0.05). The reduction of insulin clearance was significantly correlated with the amplitude of the portosystemic shunt, measured using an isotopic method (r = 0.75; P < 0.02). In conclusion, cirrhosis is characterized by an important peripheral hyperinsulinism, resulting from both a higher insulin secretion rate and a reduced insulin hepatic clearance; the severe insulin resistance explains the glucose metabolism alterations. [less ▲]

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

in Behavioural Processes (1993), 29

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See detailGLUCOCORTICOIDS AS DOPING AGENTS IN HOMING PIGEONS
Duchatel, Jean-Pierre ULg; Beduin, Jean-Marie ULg; Jauniaux, Thierry ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137(8), 557-564

Different commercially available glucocorticoids that could be used to dope racing pigeons have been evaluated using zootechnical and biological parameters. The influence of these corticosteroids on blood ... [more ▼]

Different commercially available glucocorticoids that could be used to dope racing pigeons have been evaluated using zootechnical and biological parameters. The influence of these corticosteroids on blood values have been investigated. Toxicity of triamcinolone diacetate varied proportionally to injected doses and the main effects observed were lymphoid tissue alterations, muscular atrophy with breast muscles fibers vacuolation, fatty degeneration of liver and kidneys, hypoplasia or atrophy of gonads, and, in the blood, a significant increase of calcium and triglycerides levels. Prednisolone acetate in ocular drops was less toxic than dexemathasone and fluocinolone acetonide. The type of corticoids also had an influence on hemoglobin, glucose, and creatinine levels. The inhibition of the molt was also observed and varied with the sort of product used. [less ▲]

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See detailA comparative study of class-D beta-lactamases.
Ledent, Philippe; Raquet, X; Joris, Bernard ULg et al

in Biochemical Journal (1993), 292 ( Pt 2)

Three class-D beta-lactamases (OXA2, OXA1 and PSE2) were produced and purified to protein homogeneity. 6 beta-Iodopenicillanate inactivated the OXA2 enzyme without detectable turnover. Labelling of the ... [more ▼]

Three class-D beta-lactamases (OXA2, OXA1 and PSE2) were produced and purified to protein homogeneity. 6 beta-Iodopenicillanate inactivated the OXA2 enzyme without detectable turnover. Labelling of the same beta-lactamase with 6 beta-iodo[3H]penicillanate allowed the identification of Ser-70 as the active-site serine residue. In agreement with previous reports, the apparent M(r) of the OXA2 enzyme as determined by molecular-sieve filtration, was significantly higher than that deduced from the gene sequence, but this was not due to an equilibrium between a monomer and a dimer. The heterogeneity of the OXA2 beta-lactamase on ion-exchange chromatography contrasted with the similarity of the catalytic properties of the various forms. A first overview of the enzymic properties of the three 'oxacillinases' is presented. With the OXA2 enzyme, 'burst' kinetics, implying branched pathways, seemed to prevail with many substrates. [less ▲]

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

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

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See 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 detailEssential oil production by Anthemis nobilis L. tissue culture.
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Jaziri, M.; Marlier, Michel et al

in Journal of Plant Physiology (1993), 141(6), 759-761

The production of essential oil by tissue culture s ol Antbemis nobilis L. including cell suspension, shoot and crown-gall cultures is reported. The biosynthetic capability of these different cultures was ... [more ▼]

The production of essential oil by tissue culture s ol Antbemis nobilis L. including cell suspension, shoot and crown-gall cultures is reported. The biosynthetic capability of these different cultures was compared with that of plants grown in a field. The addition of crude polysaccharide fraction prepared from yeast extract and from the plant itself to shoot cultures affected the composition and total essential content (from 0.08 o/o to 0.3Qo/o dry weight). The essential oil content of the crown-gall tissue ol A. nobilis was 0.25 % of the dry weight and the composition of the essential oil was comparable to that of the flowers. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanism of action of DD-peptidases: role of asparagine-161 in the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase.
Wilkin, J M; Jamin, M; Joris, Bernard ULg et al

in Biochemical Journal (1993), 293 ( Pt 1)

The role of residue Asn-161 in the interaction between the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase and various substrates or beta-lactam inactivators was probed by site-directed mutagenesis. The residue was ... [more ▼]

The role of residue Asn-161 in the interaction between the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase and various substrates or beta-lactam inactivators was probed by site-directed mutagenesis. The residue was successively replaced by serine and alanine. In the first case, acylation rates were mainly affected with the peptide and ester substrates but not with the thiol-ester substrates and beta-lactams. However, the deacylation rates were decreased 10-30-fold with the substrates yielding benzoylglycyl and benzoylalanyl adducts. The Asn161Ala mutant was more generally affected, although the acylation rates with cefuroxime and cefotaxime remained similar to those observed with the wild-type enzyme. Surprisingly, the deacylation rates of the benzoylglycyl and benzoylalanyl adducts were very close to those observed with the wild-type enzyme. The results also indicate that the interaction with the peptide substrate and the transpeptidation reaction were more sensitive to the mutations than the other reactions studied. The results are discussed and compared with those obtained with the Asn-132 mutants of a class A beta-lactamase. [less ▲]

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See detailLa didactique universitaire : des méthodes et techniques à la redéfinition des objectifs
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Education-Formation (1993), (232), 25-32

Courte réflexion sur la pédagogie universitaire portant à la fois sur les méthode set techniques et les objectifs de l'enseignement

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

in Canadian Journal of Physics (1993), 71

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLasfe (CIL IV 2319 l) et quelques autres exemples d’usage abusif de l’épigraphie en phonétique historique
Purnelle, Gérald ULg

in Etudes Classiques (Namur, Belgium) (1993), 61

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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 detailEngery-filtering transmission electron microscopy of biological specimens.
de Bruijn, W. C.; Sorber, C. W.; Gelsema, E. S. et al

in Scanning Microscopy (1993), 7(2), 693-708709

By energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM) electrons can be separated by their energy losses. An electron-energy filter, added to the microscope column allows the measurement of the ... [more ▼]

By energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM) electrons can be separated by their energy losses. An electron-energy filter, added to the microscope column allows the measurement of the energy distribution of transmitted electrons that have lost energy (< 2,000 eV, with an energy resolution of approximately 1 eV). These filtered electrons, recorded either as a spectrum or as an image, are composed of two parts superimposed on top of each other: (a) the unspecific energy-loss population (= the continuum) and (b) the specific element-related energy-loss population (= the edges). At the edges, electron data in spectra and images are mathematically processed, to obtain the desired element-related net-intensity values or images. These data are related to the total transmitted electron intensity, from the zero- and low-loss spectral region giving the relative spectralor image intensity rations ((S)R*x, (I)R*x), which can be related to the element concentration. The acquisition of the zero-loss and low-loss data is hampered by the restricted dynamic range of the TV camera. By improvements through the introduction of calibrated attenuation filters in the optical path to the TV-camera, more reliable values for (S)R*x and (I)R*x can be acquired. By addition of Bio-standards adjacent to the tissue, a "known" and "unknown" concentration of the element present in the same ultrathin section and the "bias" in the concentration estimation, can be obtained. Some practical examples are given for the estimation of the iron cencentration in siderosomes, boron in melasosomes and calcium in calcium oxalate monohydrate crystals. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailEffects of Age and Indomethacin on Response and Sensitivity of Pulmonary Artery to Phenylephrine and to Histamine in Pigs
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Ansay, Michel; Advenier, C.

in Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (1993), 16(2), 207-213

The vasoconstrictor effects of phenylephrine and histamine were investigated in isolated strips of pulmonary arteries in pigs during ageing. Interactions between phenylephrine-induced responses and ... [more ▼]

The vasoconstrictor effects of phenylephrine and histamine were investigated in isolated strips of pulmonary arteries in pigs during ageing. Interactions between phenylephrine-induced responses and arachidonic acid derivatives were also studied by incubating the blood-vessels with indomethacin. Potency (pD2 values) and maximal effects (Emaxx) recorded in 5-week-old piglets (group I, n= 5) with phenylephrine [5.71 ± 0.17 and 0.76 ± 0.22 g/mg of dry tissue respectively (mean ± SEM)] were similar to values found in 12-week-old animals (group 2, n = 5) (5.49 ± 0.30 and 1.06 ± 0.27 g/mg of dry tissue respectively). The sensitivity and responsiveness of tissues to this agonist were significantly reduced in 26-week-old mature pigs (group 3, n = 6) as indicated by the decrease in pD2 (3.91 ± 0.23; P < 0.01) and Emax (0.27 ± 0.13 g/mg of dry tissue; P < 0.05) values observed in this group. Histamine (10_3M)-induced maximal responses (Emax) were significantly higher in group 2 (2.23 ± 0.49 g/mg) than in group 1 (0.85 ± 0.11 g/mg; P < 0.05) and in group 3 (0.48 ± 0.10 g/mg; P < 0.01). In 5-week-old animals, indomethacin (3.10˜5M) significantly (P < 0.05) shifted the concentration-response curve to phenylephrine to the right (0.28 log. units) and depressed contractions to this drug as shown by the significant decrease of 39.5% (P < 0.05) in Emax. This cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor had no effect in other groups. These data indicate that phenylephrine is a potent and effective vasoconstrictor agent for the main pulmonary arteries in 5-week-old piglets and that alpha-1-adrenergic-induced contractions are enhanced by cyclo-oxygenase products. These findings can be related with the high reactivity of pulmonary vascular smooth muscles in these animals [less ▲]

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See detailExemples d'utilisation de la Carte des Sols de Belgique comme base d'un systeme d'information geographique pour la gestion des terroirs.
Engels, Patrick ULg; Bock, Laurent ULg; Neven, Cécile et al

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

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See detailViolences des jeunes : à l'école et ailleurs ?
Born, Michel ULg; Gavray, Claire ULg

in Observatoire : Revue d'Action Sociale & Médico-Sociale (1993), 6

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See detailInfections par streptocoque B en période néonatale. Epidémiologie et prévention
Battisti, Oreste ULg

in Archives Françaises de Pédiatrie (1993), 50

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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 detailMeasurement of Total Respiratory Impedance in Dogs by the Forced Oscillation Technique
Clercx, Cécile ULg; Gustin, Pascal ULg; Landser, F. J. et al

in Veterinary Research Communications (1993), 17(3), 227-239

The resistance (Rrs) and reactance (Xrs) of the total respiratory system were determined at various frequencies in 14 healthy conscious beagle dogs. A pseudorandom noise pressure wave was produced at the ... [more ▼]

The resistance (Rrs) and reactance (Xrs) of the total respiratory system were determined at various frequencies in 14 healthy conscious beagle dogs. A pseudorandom noise pressure wave was produced at the nostrils of the animals by means of a loudspeaker adapted to the nose by a tightly fitting mask. A Fourier analysis of the pressure and flow signals yielded mean Rrs and Xrs, over 16 s, at frequencies from 2 to 26 Hz. The influence of the posture of the dog, the position of its head, the linearity of the respiratory system, the reproducibility of the method and the effects of upper and lower airway obstructions were studied. In sitting and standing healthy dogs with the head in the extended position, Rrs values increased progressively with frequency from 5.4 +/- 0.4 (SEM) cmH2O L-1s at 6 Hz up to 8.8 +/- 0.7 cmH2O L-1s at 26 Hz, the mean resonant frequency being 6.1 +/- 0.5 Hz. No significant differences were observed between measurements performed with the head in the normal or the extended position. In a recumbent posture, all Rrs values were increased but Rrs was still dependent on the frequency in the same way (7.1 +/- 0.7 cmH2O L-1s at 6Hz up to 10.0 +/- 0.5 cmH2O L-1s at 26 Hz). Tracheal compression also induced higher Rrs values without changes in the frequency dependence or in the resonant frequency. In anaesthetized dogs, airway obstruction was induced by inhalation of histamine (4 mg/ml for 5 min; the Rrs values tended to decrease with increasing frequency, and the resonant frequency was markedly increased [less ▲]

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

in Journal de Mycologie Médicale (1993), 3

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

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

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See detailIn vitro susceptibility of Clostridium perfringens isolated from farm animals to growth-enhancing antibiotics.
Devriese, L. A.; Daube, Georges ULg; Hommez, J. et al

in Journal of Applied Bacteriology (1993), 75

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See detailStructure of triosephosphate isomerase from Escherichia coli determined at 2.6 A resolution
Noble, M. E.; Zeelen, J. P.; Wierenga, R. K. et al

in Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Crystallography (1993), 49(Pt 4), 403-17

The structure of triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) from the organism Escherichia coli has been determined at a resolution of 2.6 A. The structure was solved by the molecular replacement method, first at 2.8 ... [more ▼]

The structure of triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) from the organism Escherichia coli has been determined at a resolution of 2.6 A. The structure was solved by the molecular replacement method, first at 2.8 A resolution with a crystal grown by the technique of hanging-drop crystallization from a mother liquor containing the transition-state analogue 2-phosphoglycolate (2PG). As a search model in the molecular replacement calculations, the refined structure of TIM from Trypanosoma brucei, which has a sequence identity of 46% compared to the enzyme from E. coli, was used. An E. coli TIM crystal grown in the absence of 2PG, diffracting to 2.6 A resolution, was later obtained by application of the technique of macro-seeding using a seed crystal grown from a mother liquor without 2PG. The final 2.6 A model has a crystallographic R factor of 11.9%, and agrees well with standard stereochemical parameters. The structure of E. coli TIM suggests the importance of residues which favour helix initiation for the formation of the TIM fold. In addition, TIM from E. coli shows peculiarities in its dimer interface, and in the packing of core residues within the beta-barrel. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of the cardiac pumping capability and cardiac pumping reserve in double muscled and conventional calves
Amory, Hélène ULg; Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology (1993), 71(12), 946-951

Hereditary muscular hypertrophy is a character that has been selected in several animal species for industrial meat production. The selection of this character in cattle produces animals of exceptional ... [more ▼]

Hereditary muscular hypertrophy is a character that has been selected in several animal species for industrial meat production. The selection of this character in cattle produces animals of exceptional commercial value but ones with a lower aerobic capacity than that of conventional cattle. The purpose of this work was to study the role of cardiac function as a potential limiting factor of aerobic capacity in double-muscled calves. Two groups of healthy calves were studied, one consisting of nine calves of conventional conformation and the other of nine double-muscled calves. Pulmonary arterial and capillary wedge, central venous, and systemic arterial pressures were measured by fluid-filled catheters and recorded together with the electrocardiogram. Cardiac output was measured by the thermodilution technique. From these measurements, the heart rate, the cardiac and the stroke indices, the pulmonary and the systemic vascular resistances, and the cardiac power output were calculated. The parameters were recorded under basal resting conditions and during incremental dobutamine challenge, which allowed determination of the resting cardiac power output, the cardiac pumping capability, and the cardiac reserve. Dobutamine challenge induced a significant rise in cardiac and stroke indices, heart rate, and cardiac power output, a significant decrease in pulmonary and systemic vascular resistances, and no change in systemic and pulmonary arterial pressures. The cardiac reserve obtained in the present study was low in comparison with those previously reported in humans, dogs, and horses. This may be related to the poor running capability of bovine species relative to that of the former species.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailModifications of the extracellular matrix of aneurysmal abdominal aortas as a function of their size.
SAKALIHASAN, Natzi ULg; HEYERES, Antoine ULg; Richelle, Betty ULg et al

in European Journal of Vascular Surgery (1993), 7(6), 633-7

Collagen and elastin are the main extracellular matrix proteins providing the aortic wall with adequate mechanical properties and resistance for proper function. Our study aimed at investigating the ... [more ▼]

Collagen and elastin are the main extracellular matrix proteins providing the aortic wall with adequate mechanical properties and resistance for proper function. Our study aimed at investigating the relationship between the elastin concentration of the wall of normal and aneurysmal abdominal aortas (AAA), the collagen concentration, and its extractability, as a function of their size. Infrarenal aortas were collected from 30 patients undergoing operative repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Age-matched control samples were obtained from eight autopsies of individuals without vascular disease. Samples were divided into five groups according to the aortic diameter: control group (group N, n = 8); < 50 mm (group I, n = 6; between 50-75 mm (group II, n = 10); > 75 mm (group III, n = 7); and ruptured (group IV, n = 7). The collagen concentration in samples from group I was similar to the controls. An increased collagen concentration was observed in group II and remained at the same level in the largest and ruptured aneurysms. Extractability of collagen was found to be increased in group III and was even higher in group IV. A highly significant reduction in elastin concentration was observed in group I and there was progressive reduction with increasing diameter and rupture. A significant correlation could be established between aortic diameter, increased collagen extractability and decreased elastin content. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure, function and assembly of the nucleolus.
Scheer, U.; Thiry, Marc ULg; Goessens, Guy ULg

in Trends in Cell Biology (1993), 3(7), 236-41

Most events of ribosome biogenesis--such as transcription of the ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes, processing of their primary transcripts into mature rRNAs and assembly with ribosomal and nonribosomal proteins ... [more ▼]

Most events of ribosome biogenesis--such as transcription of the ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes, processing of their primary transcripts into mature rRNAs and assembly with ribosomal and nonribosomal proteins to form the preribosomes--are confined to a special nuclear compartment, the nucleolus. Immunogold labelling and in situ hybridization at the ultrastructural level are providing novel insights into structure-function relationships of the nucleolus, and in vitro systems are beginning to shed light on the molecular mechanisms involved in the reforming of nucleoli after mitosis. [less ▲]

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See detailRéussite de quatre nichées successives chez le martin pêcheur d'Europe (Alcedo atthis) au cours de la même saison
Libois, Roland ULg

in Aves (1993), 30(1), 31-36

From 1985 to 1992, 229 breeding pairs of kingfisher were studied to determine the reproduction success and the way population recovered after the severe winter 1984-85. From these investigations, we were ... [more ▼]

From 1985 to 1992, 229 breeding pairs of kingfisher were studied to determine the reproduction success and the way population recovered after the severe winter 1984-85. From these investigations, we were able to observe four successive nesting attempts by five different pairs. Four broods were raised by one of the pairs. As the adult were ringed birds and were regularky checked throughout the breeding season, ther can be no doubt, now, as to the possibility of a fourth brood for this species, at least in peculiar circumstances. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailEffect of androgen treatmen on fear reactions in ewes
Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Bouissou, M. F.

in Hormones & Behavior (1993), 27

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See detailHypofractionation in retinoblastoma: an increased risk of retinopathy.
Coucke, Philippe ULg; Mirimanoff, R-O; Schmid, C et al

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (1993), 28

Forty-four eyes in 38 children were treated between 1963 and 1991 by external radiotherapy for retinoblastoma. Treatment modalities varied widely during this period; in addition to radiotherapy there was ... [more ▼]

Forty-four eyes in 38 children were treated between 1963 and 1991 by external radiotherapy for retinoblastoma. Treatment modalities varied widely during this period; in addition to radiotherapy there was chemotherapy (16/44), photocoagulation (14/44), and laser therapy or cryotherapy (14/44). Treatment technique and dose fractionation also varied widely; lateral beam technique (39/44) versus anterior or anterior/lateral beam; doses per fraction ranged from 1 to 4.5 Gy, total doses from 30 to 61.5 Gy, and overall times from 22 to 49 days. Patients were followed at 3-month intervals, and actuarial survival at 10 years was 88%, with 62% local control. Ten eyes showed clinical evidence of retinopathy. A multivariate analysis of factors associated with increased risk of retinopathy was carried out using the Cox proportional hazards model and the mixture model of Farewell. The estimated latent time was 17 months (95% confidence interval, 14-20 months). The only factors found to be significantly associated with retinopathy were total dose multiplied by dose per fraction, or total dose normalized to the equivalent total dose in 2-Gy fractions as estimated from the LQ model, and these gave equivalent descriptions. There were trends (not significant) for increased risk of retinopathy when treatments included chemotherapy or photocoagulation, and for decreased risk (also not significant) when cryotherapy was used in conjunction with radiotherapy. No significance could be attached to any of the following: number of sites per eye, Reese-Ellsworth stage, and family history. We conclude that hypofractionation carries a significant risk for retinopathy in the treatment of retinoblastoma. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification of elemental sulphur (S8) in Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam ex Poir. leaves.
Lognay, Georges ULg; Seck, D.; Marlier, M. et al

in Bulletin des Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (1993), 28(4),

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

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

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

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

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See detailSurgical Technique for Cardiomyoplasty and Iterative Transthoracic Biopsies in an Experimental Goat Model
Radermecker, M. A.; Fourny, J.; Bonnet, Pierre ULg et al

in European Surgical Research = Europäische Chirurgische Forschung = Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes (1993), 25(2, Mar-Apr), 110-22

Cardiomyoplasty is a new surgical procedure using transformed skeletal muscle to reinforce or substitute for the myocardium. For the purpose of studying surgical technique and investigating basic ... [more ▼]

Cardiomyoplasty is a new surgical procedure using transformed skeletal muscle to reinforce or substitute for the myocardium. For the purpose of studying surgical technique and investigating basic questions, we have developed a model of reinforcement cardiomyoplasty. Herein, we describe anesthetic management, surgical technique, and the technique for iterative transthoracic biopsies. This model has proven to be valuable in several long-term studies involving more than 30 goats. Preliminary data to ascertain the efficacy of the proposed technique are provided. [less ▲]

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

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

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See detailDecision tree approach to power systems security assessment
Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Pavella, Mania ULg

in International Journal of Electric Power and Energy Systems (1993), 15(1), 13-36

An overview of the general decision tree approach to power system security assessment is presented. The general decision tree methodology is outlined, modifications proposed in the context of transient ... [more ▼]

An overview of the general decision tree approach to power system security assessment is presented. The general decision tree methodology is outlined, modifications proposed in the context of transient stability assessment are embedded, and further refinements are considered. The approach is then suitably tailored to handle other specifics of power systems security, relating to both preventive and emergency voltage control, in addition to transient stability. Trees are accordingly built in these various application domains, and their salient features are explored, assessed, compared. Among attractive aspects of the trees, we mention their ability to uncover the intrinsic mechanism governing physical processes, and to provide a clear description in terms of tractable system parameters. Further, their dual, 'attribute space' representation is shown to have complementary possibilities for more refined analysis and, in addition, for sensitivity assessment and control. Overall, the approach is characterized by its great flexibility with respect to tree structure, types of physical parameters driving the phenomena, and classes of potential applications. To illustrate and support the developments,real-world examples are reported, rolatin 9 to transient and voltage stability issues simulated on several power systems. [less ▲]

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See detailThree-dimensional General Circulation Model of the Northern Bering Sea’s Summer Ecohydrodynamics
Nihoul, Jacques ULg; Adam, Paul; Brasseur, Pierre et al

in Continental Shelf Research (1993), 13(5-6), 509-542

The main features of the northern Bering Sea's summer ecohydrodynamics are investigated with the help of two three-dimensional—direct and inverse—models developed at theGeoHydrodynamics ... [more ▼]

The main features of the northern Bering Sea's summer ecohydrodynamics are investigated with the help of two three-dimensional—direct and inverse—models developed at theGeoHydrodynamics andEnvironmentResearch Laboratory of the University of Liège (GHER). Each model consists of two interacting sectorial submodels for (i) the general circulation hydrodynamics and synoptic structures, and (ii) the associated plankton ecosystem dynamics. The direct model is used to simulate, from an initial state compatible with historical, climatological and all available data pertinent to the summer season, a typical overview of the northern Bering Sea's ecohydrodynamics during the summer. The inverse model is applied in a two-fold perspective: (i) the reconstruction of typical summer distributions of temperature and salinity by using more than 1500 CTD profiles measured during the months of July, August and September, in the course of the ISHTAR program; (ii) considering the observations from specific ISHTAR surveys as quasi-synoptic, the reconstruction of individual data fields in order to provide additional information to assess the variability of the system. The model's predictions indicate that the summer dynamics are dominated by a few cogent semi-permanent and reproducible mechanisms which govern the main water mass transports, the upwellings, the fronts and the subsequent seasonal patterns of primary and secondary productions. The general circulation fields calculated by the direct model are considered as a standard of reference to give a coherent interpretation of—local and often instantaneous—observations, process studies and related results, in the context of the natural variability of the system. The simulated flow pattern has been validated, using the set of current measurements provided by 1985 and 1986 ISHTAR moorings. The contribution of the Anadyr Stream to the northward transport is reproduced qualitatively and quantitatively. The vertical motions—undetectable from direct experiments—are computed by the model, and represent one of the most efficient constraints on the ecohydrodynamics. For instance, the strong upwelling located along the Siberian coast—the existence of which was only presumed until recently—is now correctly estimated in position and intensity. The exceptionally high concentrations of nutrients found in the upwelled water turn this hydrodynamic structure into a catalyst element for the development of biological species in the region. The pattern of primary production shows two successive maxima: the first appears as a direct consequence of the frontal conditions associated with the Anadyr Stream, whereas the second develops further north, in the Chukchi Sea. The results display a fairly good agreement with the classical descriptions induced from observations, and suggest that the advection-growth coupling is the main physical conditioning factor for biological processes. [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 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 detailPurification, expansion, and multiple fluorochrome labeling of cord blood hemopoietic precursors: preliminary results.
Feron, C.; Gothot, André ULg; Grosdent, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Journal of Hematotherapy (1993), 2(2), 259-61

CD34-positive cells were isolated from a total of 23 cords using CellPro Ceprate columns. AIS MicroCellector flasks, and panning. The cells were (1) expanded in serum-free culture supplemented with a ... [more ▼]

CD34-positive cells were isolated from a total of 23 cords using CellPro Ceprate columns. AIS MicroCellector flasks, and panning. The cells were (1) expanded in serum-free culture supplemented with a variety of combinations of cytokines and (2) immunophenotyped using multiple fluorochrome labeling. The results indicated that the avidin column produced the highest purity of CD34-positive cells, and that immature blast cells could be expanded in serum-free culture. Preliminary results suggested that the four fluorochrome labeling technique may provide useful information on the lineage commitment of cord blood precursor and blast cells. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

in Agricontact (1993), 255

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See detailClonage par transfert de noyau dans l'espèce bovine: premiers résultats
Ectors, Fabien ULg; Delval, Alain; Touati, Kamal ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1993), 137(6), 427-431

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See detailExperts et novices face à un circuit simulé sur ordinateur
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg; Blondin, Christiane ULg; Closset, Jean-Louis ULg

in Education et Recherche (1993), 1

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See detailLa morphologie synchronique du nom latin. Une bibliographie de base (1962-1991)
Pietquin, Paul ULg; Isebaert, Lambert

in Orbis : Bulletin international de documentation linguistique (1993), 36

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See detailHEXAGONAL MARANGONI CONVECTION IN A RECTANGULAR BOX WITH SLIPPERY WALLS
Dauby, Pierre ULg; Lebon, Georgy ULg; COLINET, P. et al

in Quarterly Journal Of Mechanics And Applied Mathematics (1993), 46(Part 4), 683-707

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See detailThe peripheral analgesic effects of opiods
Joris, Jean ULg; Hargreaves, Kenneth M

in APS Journal (1993), 2(1), 51-59

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

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1993), 278

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

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

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See detailProduction of active oxygen species by isolated human chondrocytes.
Henrotin, Yves ULg; Deby-Dupont, G.; DEBY, C. et al

in British Journal of Rheumatology (1993), 32(7), 562-7

The ability of isolated human chondrocytes to produce active oxygen species has been investigated. The two methods for determining H2O2 and hydroxyl radicals (.OH) production were, by a fluorimetric ... [more ▼]

The ability of isolated human chondrocytes to produce active oxygen species has been investigated. The two methods for determining H2O2 and hydroxyl radicals (.OH) production were, by a fluorimetric method (production of dichlorofluorescein from a precursor in the presence of horseradish peroxidase and H2O2) and by a chromatographic method (measurement of ethylene production from gamma-methiol-keto-butyric acid after .OH attack). Chondrocytes were tested, both with and without activation by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA: 10(-6) M), in the presence of Ca2+ (1 x 10(-4) M) and Mg2+ (2 x 10(-4) M) or after variable periods of anoxia under nitrogen (4 to 12 h) followed by reoxygenation (with 95% O2, 5% CO2). Under these experimental conditions, the PMA-excited chondrocytes produced from 80 to 180 nmol of hydrogen peroxide per 1 x 10(6) cells and chondrocytes subjected to anoxia-reoxygenation produced up to 1700 nmol H2O2 per 1 x 10(6) cells. The hydroxyl radical production by PMA or anoxia-reoxygenation excited cells reached 600% of the production of non-excited cells and 1300% when they were subjected to successive stimulations by PMA and anoxia-reoxygenation. The possible pathological significance of these observations is discussed. The results indicate that stimulated human chondrocytes are capable of producing active oxygen species which could play a major role in joint inflammation and cartilage damage. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailBiostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy at the Devonian-Carboniferous transition in southern China (Hunan Province); comparison with southern Belgium
Hance, Luc ULg; Muchez, P; Coen, M et al

in Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (1993), 116(2), 359-378

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See detailPREFERENTIAL DEACTIVATION OF THE S(3) STATE OF THE WATER-OXIDIZING COMPLEX, FAVORED BY PLASTOQUINONE REDUCTION IN BARLEY CHLOROPLASTS
Franck, Fabrice ULg; SCHMID, G. H.

in Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung C-A Journal Of Biosciences (1993), 48(7-8), 603-608

The flash patterns of oxygen evolution after pre-illumination by continuous light or by a flash sequence were compared in etiochloroplasts and mature chloroplasts of barley. In both types of plastids sub ... [more ▼]

The flash patterns of oxygen evolution after pre-illumination by continuous light or by a flash sequence were compared in etiochloroplasts and mature chloroplasts of barley. In both types of plastids sub-saturating continuous illumination of some seconds strongly affected the S3 but not the S2 state of the oxygen-evolving complex. This result is ascribed to efficient charge recombination of S3 with the acceptor side of photosystem II, favoured by partial reduction of the plastoquinone pool. The increase of S3 observed in the presence of dichlorophenolindophenol in etiochloroplasts confirms this interpretation. These observations strengthen the recent hypothesis of a conformational change during the transition from S2 to S3 recently proposed to interpret the different susceptibility of these two states to hydroxylamine and hydrazine (F. Frank and G. H. Schmid, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 977, 215-218 (1989); J. Messinger, U. Wacker, and G. Renger, Biochemistry 30,7852-7862 (1991)). [less ▲]

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See detailTabagisme et poids corporel.
PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg; SCHEEN, André ULg; Lefebvre, P.

in Médecine et Hygiène (1993), 51

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See detailDe la perversité des comptes rendus
Winand, Jean ULg

in Göttinger Miszellen (1993), 134

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See detailNew f values in C I and the CNO Abundances in the Sun
Biémont, Emile ULg; Hibbert, A.; Godefroid, M. et al

in Astrophysical Journal (1993), 412

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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 detailAdemhalingsfunktie als eventueel limiterende factor voor de gezondheid, de produktie en prestaties bij de dieren
Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift (1993), 62

After a description of the varions links of the oxygen line and a definition of the notion «limiting factor», this paper describes why the pulmonary function can become a limiting factor in some domestic ... [more ▼]

After a description of the varions links of the oxygen line and a definition of the notion «limiting factor», this paper describes why the pulmonary function can become a limiting factor in some domestic animals which have been intensively selected for improved economic or athletic performances [less ▲]

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See detailThe use of the soil map of Belgium in the assessment of landslide risk
Closson, Damien; Engels, Patrick ULg; Demaret, Xavier

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1999), 3(3), 165172

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See detailPiaget et la pédagogie : une confrontation difficile, mais prometteuse
Crahay, Marcel ULg

in Apprendizagem/Disenvolvimento (1993), III(13/14),

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