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See detailModélisation de l’impact de mollusques filtreurs sur le phytoplancton de la Moselle.
Descy, Jean-Pierre; Everbecq, Etienne ULg; Gosselain, Véronique ULg et al

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (2002), 55-56(n° 619-620), 130-138

Le modèle POTAMON (Everbecq & al., 2001) a été utilisé pour simuler l'effet de mollusques bivalves (principalement Dreissena polymorpha) sur le phytoplancton et le zooplancton d'une rivière de plaine, la ... [more ▼]

Le modèle POTAMON (Everbecq & al., 2001) a été utilisé pour simuler l'effet de mollusques bivalves (principalement Dreissena polymorpha) sur le phytoplancton et le zooplancton d'une rivière de plaine, la Moselle. Les simulations suggèrent un impact significatif des mollusques filtreurs sur le phytoplancton, en particulier en été. Les simulations ont également permis d'établir un bilan carbone de la rivière et d'expliquer les déficits en oxygène observés dans la Moselle. [less ▲]

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See detailSugli strumenti musicali intagliati ed intarsiati del Rinascimento bresciano: note a margine di uno storico dell'arte
Bugini, Mariaelena ULg

in Saggi e memorie di storia dell'arte. Rivista della Fondazione Giorgio Cini di Venezia (2002)

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See detailATP-driven, Na(+)-independent inward Cl- pumping in neuroblastoma cells
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Lakaye, Bernard ULg; Margineanu, Ilca et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (2002), 81(4), 792-801

In immature neurones, the steady-state intracellular Cl- concentration [Cl-](i) is generally higher than expected for passive distribution, and this is believed to be due to Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transport ... [more ▼]

In immature neurones, the steady-state intracellular Cl- concentration [Cl-](i) is generally higher than expected for passive distribution, and this is believed to be due to Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transport. Here, we show that N2a neuroblastoma cells, incubated in HEPES-buffered NaCl medium maintain a [Cl-](i) around 60 mm, two- to threefold higher than expected for passive distribution at a membrane potential of - 49 mV. When the cells were transferred to a Cl(-) -free medium, [Cl-](i) decreased quickly (t(1/2) < 5 min), suggesting a high Cl- permeability. When the intracellular ATP concentration was reduced to less than 1 mm by metabolic inhibitors, the initial rate of (36) Cl- uptake was strongly inhibited (60-65%) while steady-state [Cl-](i) decreased to 24 mm, close to the value predicted from the Nernst equilibrium. Moreover, after reduction of [ATP](i) and [Cl-](i) by rotenone, the subsequent addition of glucose led to a reaccumulation of Cl-, in parallel with ATP recovery. Internal bicarbonate did not affect Cl- pumping, suggesting that Cl-/HCO(3)(-) exchange does not significantly contribute to active transport. Likewise, Na(+) -K(+) -2Cl(-) co-transport also appeared to play a minor role: although mRNA for the NKCC1 form of the co-transporter was detected in N2a cells, neither the initial rate of (36)Cl- uptake nor steady-state [Cl-](i) were appreciably decreased by 10 microm bumetanide or replacement of external Na(+) by choline. These results suggest that a highly active ATP-dependent mechanism, distinct from Na(+) -K(+) -2Cl(-) co-transport, is responsible for most of the inward Cl- pumping in N2a cells. [less ▲]

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See detailL'entrée en vigueur du permis d'environnement et du permis unique
Pâques, Michel ULg

in Actualité législative en droit immobilier (2002)

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See detailQuelques tournures péjoratives dans le débat philosophiques en sanskrit
Verpoorten, Jean-Marie ULg

in Indologica Taurinensia (2002)

Répertoire de 48 termes méprisants ou insultants utilisés par des philosophes antagonistes pour qualifier leurs adversaires et leurs doctrines. On notera d’ailleurs qu’il existe également des auteurs qui ... [more ▼]

Répertoire de 48 termes méprisants ou insultants utilisés par des philosophes antagonistes pour qualifier leurs adversaires et leurs doctrines. On notera d’ailleurs qu’il existe également des auteurs qui écrivent leurs œuvres en igorant toute polémique et toute attaque personnelle. Ainsi Maņḍanamiśra (vers 700.). D’autres, au nombre de 26 ci-après, se laissent aller à la critique personnelle (sans d’ailleurs citer l’opposant par son nom) et à l’invective. L’article énumère les mots ainsi utilisés dans l’ordre alphabétique du sanskrit et y joint un bref commentaire. Voici quelques exemples. Le bouddhiste Dignāga décrit ses adversaires comme de « mauvais logiciens » (kutarka) imbus de leurs vues erronées (abhimāna). Tout en utilisant le terme de « votre honneur » (āyuṣmant , tatrabhavant) , on traitera l’opposant de « fou » (unmatta, jaḍa, mūrkha, pramatta, manda, mūḍha), de « gosse » (bāla), d’ « animal » (paśu). A noter l’expression devānāṃpriya « chéri des dieux » synonyme de « fou », qui équivaut mutatis mutandis à « imbécile heureux ». On peut ajouter des expressions d’indignation et de mépris comme « ah, la grande folie ! propos totalement stupide, propos d’aveugle, divagation, énormité ». [less ▲]

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See detailDérogations au zonage en droit wallon de l'urbanisme
Pâques, Michel ULg

in Actualité législative en droit immobilier (2002)

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See detailLe traitement de la phraséologie dans DEFI
Michiels, Archibal ULg

in Linguistica Antverpiensia (2002)

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See detailDetermination of organochlorine pesticide residues in the blood of healthy individuals
Charlier, Corinne ULg; Plomteux, Guy ULg

in Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (2002), 40(4), 361-364

Pesticide use is one of several factors that have permitted maintenance of our supply of food in spite of continuing increase of the population. However, the use of biologically active compounds poses ... [more ▼]

Pesticide use is one of several factors that have permitted maintenance of our supply of food in spite of continuing increase of the population. However, the use of biologically active compounds poses potential problems of toxicity. If the compound is used at any stage of food production, residues or derivatives may persist in food and the entire population may be exposed to the trace amounts of the material. The human body burden associated with long-term exposure may or may not be associated with illness. Persistent environmental contaminants such as pesticide residues have long been suspected to be implicated in cancer etiology. Organochlorine chemicals are persistent, lipophilic compounds commonly present in the environment. Some of them demonstrated carcinogenic activity in laboratory animals. Controversy still exists concerning their carcinogenic potential in humans. To answer this question, clinical toxicology laboratories should propose validated methodologies able to identify and quantify pesticide residues in biological samples. An example of chromatographic method dedicated to organochlorine residues is presented here and illustrated by results obtained in a healthy population (104 men, 147 women). Only 17.9% of the samples were free from detectable amounts of pesticides and p,p’-DDE 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl) ethylene was the most frequently detected residue (66.5%). Hexachlorobenzene was found at detectable level in 13.5% of the samples. [less ▲]

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See detailBlood oxygen binding in hypoxaemic calves
Cambier, Carole ULg; Clerbaux; Detry, Bruno et al

in Veterinary Research (2002), 33(3), 283-290

Blood oxygen transport and tissue oxygenation were studied in 28 calves from the Belgian White and Blue breed (20 healthy and 8 hypoxaemic ones). Hypoxaemic calves were selected according to their high ... [more ▼]

Blood oxygen transport and tissue oxygenation were studied in 28 calves from the Belgian White and Blue breed (20 healthy and 8 hypoxaemic ones). Hypoxaemic calves were selected according to their high respiratory frequency and to their low partial oxygen pressure (PaO2) in the arterial blood. Venous and arterial blood samples were collected, and 2,3-diphosphoglycerate, adenosine triphosphate, chloride, inorganic phosphate and hemoglobin concentrations, and pH, PCO, and PO2 were determined. An oxygen equilibrium curve (OEC) was measured in standard conditions, for each animal. The arterial and venous OEC were calculated, taking body temperature, pH and PCO2 values in arterial and venous blood into account. The oxygen exchange fraction (OEF%), corresponding to the degree of blood desaturation between the arterial and the venous compartments, and the amount of oxygen released at the tissue level by 100 mL of blood (OEF Vol%) were calculated from the arterial and venous OEC combined with the PO2 and hemoglobin concentration. In hypoxaemic calves investigated in this study, the hemoglobin oxygen affinity, measured under standard conditions, was not modified. On the contrary, in vivo acidosis and hypercapnia induced a decrease in the hemoglobin oxygen affinity in arterial blood, which combined to the decrease in PaO2 led to a reduced hemoglobin saturation degree in the arterial compartment. However, this did not impair the oxygen exchange fraction (OEF%), since the hemoglobin saturation degree in venous blood was also diminished. [less ▲]

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See detailSteroid perfusion of the inner ear for sudden sensorineural hearing loss after failure of conventional therapy: a pilot study.
Lefèbvre, Philippe ULg; Staecker, Hinrich

in Acta Oto-Laryngologica (2002), 122(7), 698-702

The aim of this study was to determine if high-dose delivery of methylprednisolone to the round window can improve hearing after the failure of conventional treatment for sudden sensorineural hearing loss ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to determine if high-dose delivery of methylprednisolone to the round window can improve hearing after the failure of conventional treatment for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL). In 6 patients with SSHL an Intraear microcatheter was placed in the round window niche and methylprednisolone (62.5 mg/ml) was infused at a rate of 10 microl/h for 8-10 days. Audiometric assessments (including measurement of speech discrimination) were made at presentation, either every day or every other day during treatment and 5 days after the completion of perfusion. Perfusion of methylprednisolone was beneficial for all 6 patients, with a 16.25-25 dB improvement in hearing threshold. A dramatic improvement in speech discrimination was also noted in all patients. In conclusion, methylprednisolone perfused at the level of the round window membrane resulted in significant recovery of hearing function after the failure of standard treatment of SSHL. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic time stepping algorithms for implicit numerical simulations of non-linear dynamics
Noels, Ludovic ULg; Stainier, Laurent ULg; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg et al

in Advances in Engineering Software (2002), 33(7-10, JUL-OCT), 589-603

When an implicit integration scheme is used, variable step strategies are especially well suited to deal with problems characterized by high non-linearities. Constant step size strategies generally lead ... [more ▼]

When an implicit integration scheme is used, variable step strategies are especially well suited to deal with problems characterized by high non-linearities. Constant step size strategies generally lead to divergence or extremely costly computations. An automatic time stepping algorithm is proposed that is based on estimators of the integration error of the differential dynamic balance equations. Additionally, the proposed algorithm automatically takes decisions regarding the necessity of updating the tangent matrix or stopping the iterations, further reducing the computational cost. As an illustration of the capabilities of this algorithm, several numerical simulations of both academic and industrial problems are presented. (C) 2002 Civil-Comp Ltd and Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailPaedomorphosis in the Alpine newt (Triturus alpestris): decoupling behavioural and morphological change
Denoël, Mathieu ULg

in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2002), 52(5), 394-399

Paedomorphosis is a heterochronic pattern leading to morphological change, i.e. retention of larval characters in the adult phenotype. The aim of this study was to find out whether behaviour and ... [more ▼]

Paedomorphosis is a heterochronic pattern leading to morphological change, i.e. retention of larval characters in the adult phenotype. The aim of this study was to find out whether behaviour and morphology are decoupled in heterochronic phenotypes. To this end, I compared qualitative and quantitative aspects of courtship behaviour in syntopic metamorphic and paedomorphic Alpine newts, Triturus alpestris. Morphologically, the two morphs differ considerably (e.g. by the presence of gills only in paedomorphs), but their patterns of sexual behaviours are exhibited at similar frequencies and males use the same alternative reproductive tactics to attract unresponsive females. These results show that morphology and behaviour follow different ontogenetic pathways and are thus decoupled. Decoupling of the two traits offers the possibility of morphological evolution without alteration of sexual patterns. [less ▲]

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See detailRate coefficient determination in charge transfer reactions
Vaeck, Nathalie; Baloïtcha, Ezinvy; Desouter, Michèle ULg et al

in International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2002), 3

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See detailPositional candidate cloning of a QTL in dairy cattle: Identification of a missense mutation in the bovine DGAT1 gene with major effect on milk yield and composition
Grisart, B.; Coppieters, Wouter ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg et al

in Genome Research (2002), 12(2), 222-231

We recently mapped a quantitative trait locus (QTL) with a major effect on milk composition-particularly fat content-to the centromeric end of bovine chromosome 14. We subsequently exploited linkage ... [more ▼]

We recently mapped a quantitative trait locus (QTL) with a major effect on milk composition-particularly fat content-to the centromeric end of bovine chromosome 14. We subsequently exploited linkage disequilibrium to refine the map position of this QTL to a 3-cM chromosome interval bounded by microsatellite markers BULGE13 and BULGE09. We herein report the positional candidate cloning of this QTL, involving (I) the construction of a BAC contig spanning the corresponding marker interval, (2) the demonstration that a very strong candidate gene, acylCoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGATf), maps to that contig, and (3) the identification of a nonconservative K232A substitution in the DGAT1 gene with a major effect on milk fat content and other milk characteristics. [less ▲]

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See detailUtilisation de la ropivacaine par voie peridurale pour l'analgesie postoperatoire.
Senard, Marc ULg; Joris, Jean ULg

in Annales Françaises d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation (2002), 21(9), 713-24

OBJECTIVES: To describe pharmacology and toxicology of ropivacaine. To assess the clinical efficacy of ropivacaine when used for postoperative epidural analgesia and to provide recommendations for ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: To describe pharmacology and toxicology of ropivacaine. To assess the clinical efficacy of ropivacaine when used for postoperative epidural analgesia and to provide recommendations for clinical practice. DATA SOURCES: Search in the Medline data base of original articles in French and English published since 1995, using the following key words: ropivacaine, postoperative analgesia, epidural, caudal block. STUDY SELECTION: Prospective randomised studies in adults and children were selected. Letters to editors and editorials were excluded. DATA EXTRACTION: Articles have been analyzed: to determine the dose of ropivacaine required for postoperative epidural analgesia, to assess the benefits of combination of epidural ropivacaine and additives (opioids or other), to compare epidural ropivacaine and bupivacaine and to assess the use of ropivacaine via caudal route for paediatric postoperative analgesia. DATA SYNTHESIS: 20 mg h-1 of ropivacaine is required to provide effective analgesia. This dose produces a motor block in a significant number of patients. Combination with an opioid allows for a reduction in ropivacaine requirement and subsequently in the incidence of motor blockade. In adults, equipotency ratio of ropivacaine and bupivacaine varies between 1.5/1 and 1/1 depending upon the concentration used. At equipotent doses, early postoperative mobilisation is facilitated with ropivacaine. In case of paediatric caudal analgesia, this ratio is close to 1. CONCLUSIONS: Epidural ropivacaine combined with opioid provide good postoperative pain relief. Reduction in the incidence of motor blockade and safe toxicological profile make this local anaesthetic a suitable alternative of bupivacaine for postoperative epidural analgesia. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of aminosalicylates in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Van Assche, Gert; Baert, Filip; De Reuck, Marc et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2002), 65(4), 196-9

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA, sulfasalazine and mesalazine) play a central role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). For acute treatment of mild to moderate flares and in maintenance treatment, their ... [more ▼]

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA, sulfasalazine and mesalazine) play a central role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). For acute treatment of mild to moderate flares and in maintenance treatment, their efficacy has been established. Since ulcerative colitis is limited to the distal colon in two thirds of the patients, topical therapy also plays an important role. In mild/moderate active disease 5-ASA 4 g/d is as effective as oral corticosteroids. Ulcerative proctitis is treated with 2 x 500 mg or 1 x 1 g suppositories and proctosigmoiditis with 1 to 4 g enemas. Oral 5-ASA is also safe in maintenance treatment and is generally well tolerated. The risk of colorectal tumours is increased in patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis and epidemiological evidence indicates that chronic 5-ASA treatment reduces this risk. However, at present there is insufficient evidence to maintain patients on life-long 5-ASA maintenance treatment for this indication. [less ▲]

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See detailBeroepsgeheim, confidentialiteit en de bedrijfsjurist: de nieuwe situatie
Thirion, Nicolas ULg; Benoit-Moury, Anne

in Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschap (2002), 1

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See detailLes débuts du paléolithique supérieur dans le nord-ouest de l’Europe : le Lincombien-Ranisien-Jerzmanowicien (état de la question)
Flas, Damien ULg

in Anthropologica et Praehistorica : Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Anthropologie et de Préhistoire (2002), 113

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See detailSulle "mostre" d'organo bergamasche di una grande dinastia di organari del Rinascimento padano: appunti di uno storico dell'arte
Bugini, Mariaelena ULg

in Atti dell'Ateneo di Scienze, Lettere et Arti di Bergamo (2002), a.a 2001/2002

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See detailThe role of cyclic AMP and its effect on protein kinase A in the mitogenic action of thyrotropin on the thyroid cell
Dremier, S.; Coulonval, K.; Perpete, S. et al

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2002), 968

Cyclic AMP has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation in many cell types and to activate it in some. The latter has been recognized only lately, thanks in large part to studies on the regulation of ... [more ▼]

Cyclic AMP has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation in many cell types and to activate it in some. The latter has been recognized only lately, thanks in large part to studies on the regulation of thyroid cell proliferation in dog thyroid cells. The steps that led to this conclusion are outlined. Thyrotropin activates cyclic accumulation in thyroid cells of all the studied species and also phospholipase C in human cells. It activates directly cell proliferation in rat cell lines, dog, and human thyroid cells but not in bovine or pig cells. The action of cyclic AMP is responsible for the proliferative effect of TSH. It accounts for several human diseases: congenital hyperthyroidism, autonomous adenomas, and Graves' disease; and, by default, for hypothyroidism by TSH receptor defect. Cyclic AMP proliferative action requires the activation of protein kinase A, but this effect is not sufficient to explain it. Cyclic AMP action also requires the permissive effect of IGF-1 or insulin through their receptors, mostly as a consequence of PI3 kinase activation. The mechanism of these effects at the level of cyclin and cyclin-dependent protein kinases involves an induction of cyclin D3 by IGF-1 and the cyclic AMP-elicited generation and activation of the cyclin D3-CDK4 complex [less ▲]

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See detailReview of present European environmental policies and legislation involving cultural heritage
Teller, Jacques ULg; Bond, Alan

in Environmental Impact Assessment Review (2002), 22

Cultural heritage is being addressed by a number of Charters and Conventions and it is clear that its consideration within decision-making processes is progressively becoming a real challenge, both for ... [more ▼]

Cultural heritage is being addressed by a number of Charters and Conventions and it is clear that its consideration within decision-making processes is progressively becoming a real challenge, both for developers and public authorities. Against this background, this paper reviews the environmental assessment framework developed by the European Community, as this should increasingly influence decision making about cultural heritage in an urban setting. The legislative framework for access to environmental information is also reviewed because of its relevance to the decision-making process. The Directives on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment both require a consideration of cultural heritage in decision making. This requirement can go some way to addressing the paradox in the European Community’s position whereby the Community wishes to conserve and enhance its own cultural identity whilst, at the same time, cultural heritage is usually defined at a local level. The present paper suggests that, given their flexibility, the two European Community Directives on environmental assessment constitute a promising opportunity to address this seeming paradox, but that there is a significant gap between legal obligations and the methodological tools to meet them. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermination of affinity, stoichiometry and sequence selectivity of minor groove binder complexes with double-stranded oligodeoxynucleotides by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
Rosu, Frédéric ULg; Gabelica, Valérie ULg; Houssier, Claude ULg et al

in Nucleic Acids Research (2002), 30(16), 82

Electrospray mass spectrometry was evaluated regarding the reliability of the determination of the stoichiometries and equilibrium association constants from single spectra. Complexes between minor groove ... [more ▼]

Electrospray mass spectrometry was evaluated regarding the reliability of the determination of the stoichiometries and equilibrium association constants from single spectra. Complexes between minor groove binders (Hoechst 33258, Hoechst 33342, DAPI, netropsin and berenil) and 12mer oligonucleotide duplexes with a central sequence (A/T)(4) flanked by G/C base pairs were chosen as model systems. To validate the electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) method, comparisons were made with circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy measurements. ESI-MS allowed the detection of minor (2 drug + DNA) species for Hoechst 33258, Hoechst 33342, DAPI and berenil with duplex d(GGGG(A/T)(4)GGGG). d(CCCC(A/T)(4)CCCC), which were undetectable with the other techniques. Assuming that the duplexes and the complexes have the same electrospray response factors, the equilbrium association constants of the 1:1 and 2:1 complexes were determined by ESI-MS, and the values show a good quantitative agreement with fluorescence determined constants for Hoechst 33258 and Hoechst 33342. It is also shown that ESI-MS can quickly give reliable information on the A/T sequence selectivity of a drug: the signal of a complex is directly related to the affinity of the drug for that particular duplex. The potential of ESI-MS as a qualitative and quantitative affinity screening method is emphasized. [less ▲]

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See detailSternal recumbency or suspension by the hind legs immediately after delivery improves respiratory and metabolic adaptation to extra uterine life in newborn calves delivered by caesarean section.
Uystepruyst, Christophe; Coghe, Joost; Dorts, Thierry et al

in Veterinary Research (2002), 33(6), 709-724

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of body positioning immediately after delivery on respiratory and metabolic adaptation to extra-uterine life in newborn calves. One hundred and one Belgian ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of body positioning immediately after delivery on respiratory and metabolic adaptation to extra-uterine life in newborn calves. One hundred and one Belgian White and Blue calves were delivered at term by an elective caesarean section and were assigned into three categories according to the body position imposed immediately after umbilical cord rupture: 71 calves were placed in lateral recumbency; 16 calves were placed in sternal recumbency and 14 calves were suspended by the hind legs for less than 90 seconds (75 +/- 5 s). Following this initial body position, the calves were allowed to move without restraint. They were examined at birth, 5, 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes, and 2, 3, 6, 12 and 24 hours after birth by the following measurements: physical examination, heart rate, arterial blood gas analysis, pulmonary function tests using the esophageal balloon catheter technique, arterial and venous blood acid-base balance analysis, rectal temperature, jugular venous blood sampling for the determination of blood glucose, plasma lactate and serum cortisol concentrations, haematologic variables and passive immune transfer variables. Body positioning immediately after delivery clearly influenced respiratory and metabolic adaptation to extra-uterine life in term calves delivered by an elective caesarean section. Systematic sternal recumbency and suspension by the hind legs for less than 90 seconds immediately after umbilical cord rupture had a positive functional impact on postnatal pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange and on postnatal correction of mixed acidosis present at birth, contributing in turn to an enhanced passive immune transfer. These two body positions should be encouraged to improve adaptation at birth in healthy term calves delivered by an elective caesarean section. Evaluation of possible side-effects is required before application in severely asphyxiated calves. [less ▲]

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See detailA randomized comparison of the value of additional stenting after optimal balloon angioplasty for long coronary lesions: final results of the additional value of NIR stents for treatment of long coronary lesions (ADVANCE) study.
Serruys, Patrick W.; Foley, David P.; Suttorp, Martin Jan et al

in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2002), 39(3), 393-9

OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate the clinical benefit of additional stent implantation after achieving an optimal result of balloon angioplasty (BA) in long coronary lesions (>20 mm). BACKGROUND: Long ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate the clinical benefit of additional stent implantation after achieving an optimal result of balloon angioplasty (BA) in long coronary lesions (>20 mm). BACKGROUND: Long coronary lesions are associated with increased early complications and late restenosis after BA. Stenting improves the early outcome, but stent restenosis is also related to both lesion length and stent length. METHODS: A total of 437 patients with a single native lesion 20 to 50 mm in length were included and underwent BA, using long balloons matched to lesion length and vessel diameter (balloon/artery ratio 1.1) to achieve a diameter stenosis (DS) <30% by on-line quantitative coronary angiography (QCA). "Bail-out stenting" was performed for flow-limiting dissections or >50% DS. Patients in whom an optimal BA result was achieved were randomized to additional stenting (using NIR stents) or no stenting. The primary end point was freedom from major adverse cardiac events (MACE) at nine months, and core laboratory QCA was performed on serial angiograms. RESULTS: Bailout stenting was necessary in 149 patients (34%) and was associated with a significantly increased risk of peri-procedural infarction (p < 0.02). Among the 288 randomized patients, the mean lesion length was 27+/-9 mm, and the vessel diameter was 2.78+/-0.52 mm. The procedural success rate was 90% for the 143 patients assigned to BA alone (control group), as compared with 93% in the 145 patients assigned to additional stenting (stent group), which resulted in a superior early minimal lumen diameter (0.54 mm, p < 0.001) and led to reduced angiographic restenosis (27% vs. 42%, p = 0.022). Freedom from MACE at nine months was 77% in both groups. CONCLUSIONS: A strategy of provisional stenting for long coronary lesions led to bailout stenting in one-third of patients, with a threefold increase in peri-procedural infarction. Additional stenting yielded a lower angiographic restenosis rate, but no reduction in MACE at nine months. [less ▲]

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See detailL'école médicale d'Alexandrie et son influence sur la médecine de l'Egypte gréco-romaine
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Medicina nei Secoli : Arte e Scienza (2002), 14(2), 359-82

The paper provides new information on the most famous centre of rational medicine in the Graeco-Roman world and its influence in Egypt. It uses at its point of departure a remarkable but insufficiently ... [more ▼]

The paper provides new information on the most famous centre of rational medicine in the Graeco-Roman world and its influence in Egypt. It uses at its point of departure a remarkable but insufficiently known documentation: Greek literary papyri (from IV/III B.C. to A.D. VI/VII), which often are unique witnesses to lost medical works, bearing testimony to original theories, practices and vocabulary. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis Of The C-Terminal Membrane Anchor Domains Of Hepatitis C Virus Glycoproteins E1 And E2: Toward A Topological Model
Charloteaux, Benoît ULg; Lins, Laurence ULg; Moereels, H. et al

in Journal of Virology (2002), 76(4), 1944-58

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) glycoproteins E1 and E2 should be anchored in the viral membrane by their C-terminal domains. During synthesis, they are translocated to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) lumen ... [more ▼]

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) glycoproteins E1 and E2 should be anchored in the viral membrane by their C-terminal domains. During synthesis, they are translocated to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) lumen where they remain. The 31 C-terminal residues of the E1 protein and the 29 C-terminal residues of the E2 protein are implicated in the ER retention. Moreover, the E1 and E2 C termini are implicated in E1-E2 heterodimerization. We studied the E1 and E2 C-terminal sequences of 25 HCV strains in silico using molecular modeling techniques. We conclude that both C-terminal domains should adopt a similar and peculiar configuration: one amphipathic alpha-helix followed by a pair of transmembrane beta-strands. Several three-dimensional (3-D) models were generated. After energy minimization, their ability to interact with membranes was studied using the molecular hydrophobicity potentials calculation and the IMPALA procedure. The latter simulates interactions with a membrane by a Monte Carlo minimization of energy. These methods suggest that the beta-hairpins could anchor the glycoproteins in the ER membrane at least transiently. Anchoring could be stabilized by the adsorption of the nearby amphipathic alpha-helices at the membrane surface. The 3-D models correlate with experimental results which indicate that the E1-E2 transmembrane domains are involved in the heterodimerization and have ER retention properties. [less ▲]

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See detailOxidative stress in equine medicine - Current knowledge
Kirschvink, Nathalie; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Pferdeheilkunde (2002), 18(6), 569-573

Oxidative stress has become of increasing interest in research and human medicine. Oxidants or reactive oxygen species are generated by metabolic reactions and play an important role for the immune ... [more ▼]

Oxidative stress has become of increasing interest in research and human medicine. Oxidants or reactive oxygen species are generated by metabolic reactions and play an important role for the immune defence and the "redox-regulation" of gene expression, In physiological conditions, different categories of antioxidants maintain the equilibrium between the pro-oxidant burden and the endogenous antioxidant defence. However, when an imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants in favour of oxidants occurs, oxidative stress might induce irreversible lesions that can be evidenced and characterised by oxidant markers. In equine medicine, it has been shown that oxidative stress is occurring in lower airway disease and equine motor neuron disease. Moreover, adopted antioxicants therapy appears to have a beneficial effect on the antioxidant-oxidant imbalance. Exercise-induced oxidative stress and its impact on animal welfare and performance are also under investigation in equine sports medicine, Oxidative stress has been demonstrated to cepend on exercise type, intensity and duration. It might be modulated by training and/or adopted antioxidant therapy, aiming to maintain the antioxidant-oxidant equilibrium and thereby to improve animal welfare. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of variables related to intrinsic motivation in a boys’ physical education class
Cloes, Marc ULg; Motter, Pascale; Ledent, Maryse ULg et al

in AVANTE (2002), 8(1), 1-14

In physical education settings, the development of intrinsic motivation in students is a central concern for every teacher. However, most studies have focused on isolated variables using quantitative ... [more ▼]

In physical education settings, the development of intrinsic motivation in students is a central concern for every teacher. However, most studies have focused on isolated variables using quantitative approaches. The purpose of this study was to underline the existence of relationships between students’ intrinsic motivation (assessed by dispositional factors) and individual/collective situational factors. A secondary school boys’ class and its teacher were the subjects of the study. Questionnaires and interviews were used. Data were initially processed from the class point of view. Based on a cluster analysis determined by intrinsic motivation level, two groups of students were compared. Qualitative analysis was based on the answers of the two most and the two least motivated students of the class. Extracurricular practice (individual situational variable), teacher-students’ interaction and mastery climate (collective situational variables) were identified among the factors related to students’ intrinsic motivation. Inter-individual diversity of influencing variables was pointed out. [less ▲]

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See detailWhite-sided dolphin metallothioneins: purification, characterisation and potential role
Das, Krishna ULg; Jacob, Valérie; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie ULg

in Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part C : Toxicology & Pharmacology (2002), 131(3),

Metallothioneins (MTs) were characterised in the kidneys of a white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus stranded along the Belgian coast, displaying high levels of cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg) in liver ... [more ▼]

Metallothioneins (MTs) were characterised in the kidneys of a white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus stranded along the Belgian coast, displaying high levels of cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg) in liver and kidney. The protein has two isoforms: MT-1 and MT-2. MT-1 binds Cu, Zn, Hg and Cd, while MT-2 only binds Zn, Hg and Cd. This suggests different metabolic functions for the two isoforms: MT-1 is mainly involved in Cu homeostasis; MT-2, which was fourfold more abundant than MT-1, detoxifies most of the accumulated cadmium. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailCa2+/calmodulin dependent protein kinase regulates GABA activated Cl- current in cockroach dorsal unpaired median neurons
Alix, Philippe ULg; Grolleau, F; Hue, B

in Journal of Neurophysiology (2002), 87

We studied gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated currents in short-term cultured dorsal unpaired median (DUM) neurons of cockroach Periplaneta americana using the whole cell patch-clamp technique in ... [more ▼]

We studied gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated currents in short-term cultured dorsal unpaired median (DUM) neurons of cockroach Periplaneta americana using the whole cell patch-clamp technique in symmetrical chloride solutions. All DUM neurons voltage-clamped at -50 mV displayed inward currents (I(GABA)) when 10(-4) M of GABA was applied by pneumatic pressure-ejection pulses. The semi-logarithmic curve of I(GABA) amplitude versus the ejection time yielded a Hill coefficient of 4.0. I(GABA) was chloride (Cl-) because the reversal potential given by the current-voltage (I-V) curve varied according to the value predicted by the Nernst equation for Cl- dependence. In addition, I(GABA) was almost completely blocked by bath application of the chloride channel blockers picrotoxin (PTX) or 3,3-bis(trifluoromethyl)bicyclo-[2,2,1]heptane-2,2-diacarbonitrile (BIDN). The I-V curve for I(GABA) displayed a unexpected biphasic aspect and was best fitted by two linear regressions giving two slope conductances of 35.6 +/- 2.1 and 80.9 +/- 4.1 nS for potentials ranging from 0 to -30 and -30 to -70 mV, respectively. At -50 mV, the current amplitude was decreased by cadmium chloride (CdCl2, 10(-3) M) and calcium-free solution. The semi-logarithmic curve for CdCl2-resistant I(GABA) gave a Hill coefficient of 2.4. Hyperpolarizing voltage step from -50 to -80 mV was known to increase calcium influx through calcium-resting channels. According to this protocol, a significant increase of I(GABA) amplitude was observed. However, this effect was never obtained when the same protocol was applied on cell body pretreated with CdCl2. When the calmodulin blocker N-(6-aminohexyl)-5-chloro-1-naphtalene-sulfonamide or the calcium-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase blocker 1-[N,O-bis(5-isoquinolinesulfonyl)-N-methyl-L-tyrosyl]-4-phenylpiperazine (KN-62) was added in the pipette solution, I(GABA) amplitude was decreased. Pressure ejection application of the cis-4-aminocrotonic acid (CACA) on DUM neuron cell body held at -50 mV, evoked a Cl- inward current which was insensitive to CdCl2. The Hill plot yielded a Hill coefficient of 2.3, and the I-V curve was always linear in the negative potential range with a slope conductance of 32.4 +/- 1.1 nS. These results, similar to those obtained with GABA in the presence of CdCl2 and KN-62, indicated that CACA activated one subtype of GABA receptor. Our study demonstrated that at least two distinct subtypes of Cl--dependent GABA receptors were expressed in DUM neurons, one of which is regulated by an intracellular Ca2+-dependent mechanism via a calcium-dependent protein kinase. The consequences of the modulatory action of Ca2+ in GABA receptors function and their sensitivity to insecticide are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailProblèmes, situations-problèmes en mathématique : un regard pluraliste.
Schneider, Marguerite ULg

in Mathématique et Pédagogie (2002), 137

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See detailDes pratiques aux performances : la littératie chez les jeunes de 15 ans
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Lettre de la DFLM (La) (2002), 30

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See detailThe Long Run Performance of Malaysian Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): Value and Growth Effects
Corhay, Albert ULg; Teo, Stanley; Tourani Rad, Alireza

in Managerial Finance (2002), 28(2), 52-64

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See detailCaractérisation physico-chimique de gommes végétales exsudées par quelques acacias du Burkina Faso
Djiré, O.; Ntema, P.; Zgoulli, S. et al

in Science et Technique (2002), 25(2), 37-47

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See detailGestion de l’information dans les pratiques de soins intégrés
Prevost, Marianne; Della Giustina, Vanni; Gosselain, Yves et al

in Santé Conjuguée (2002), 19

Gestion de l’information dans les pratiques de soins intégrés, autrement dit, GIPSI : tel était le thème d’un forum organisé le 15 décembre 2001 à Natoye par la Fédération des maisons médicales, lequel a ... [more ▼]

Gestion de l’information dans les pratiques de soins intégrés, autrement dit, GIPSI : tel était le thème d’un forum organisé le 15 décembre 2001 à Natoye par la Fédération des maisons médicales, lequel a rassemblé une bonne soixantaine de participants issus de trente et une maisons médicales. L’information, c’est un élément clé pour tous les soignants, toutes les équipes : les pratiques de soins reposent sur, et génèrent, une foule d’informations de tous ordres, qu’il n’est pas toujours aisé de rassembler, de trier, d’exploiter à bon escient… comment organiser le recueil et l’analyse de toutes les informations utiles pour améliorer le bien-être des patients – et des soignants ? Quels systèmes d’information peuvent-ils faire gagner du temps, s’intégrer de manière souple dans le travail quotidien, sans poser trop de difficultés nouvelles ? Comment mieux communiquer entre soignants, entre soignants et patients ? Clarifier les questions relatives au partage de l’information, la transmission, la confidentialité ? [less ▲]

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See detailCarbon cycling and burial in the glacially influenced polar North Atlantic
Taylor, Justin; Tranter, Martyn; Munhoven, Guy ULg

in Paleoceanography (2002), 17(1), 1001

We have collated published records of carbon storage (wt% calcium carbonate and organic carbon) in polar North Atlantic sediments in order to assess the role that the glacial history of Greenland and ... [more ▼]

We have collated published records of carbon storage (wt% calcium carbonate and organic carbon) in polar North Atlantic sediments in order to assess the role that the glacial history of Greenland and Fennoscandia may have had on carbon cycling in this oceanographically important region. The proportion of carbonate in sediment varies between 0 and similar to 50%, while that of organic carbon varies between 0 and similar to 2.0%. The spatial variation of the concentration and accumulation of both constituents is markedly different. Bulk accumulation shows a strong relationship with depth, distance offshore, and the location of major glacial outlets on neighboring landmasses. Therefore, ice sheet dynamics and erosion influence carbon (especially organic carbon) storage strongly during the late Weichselian (27-12 C-14 ka) via their impact on sedimentation rates and constituents. In contrast, water mass characteristics are important in determining the pattern of carbon storage during the Holocene. Carbonate fluxes to the polar North Atlantic sediment Column fall by similar to50% during glacials to similar to 1.1 x 10(13) kg kyr(-1), but organic carbon storage is maintained at or greater than interglacial levels (similar to 4.6 x 10(11) kg kyr(-1)). This represents a 100% change in the ratio of preserved inorganic to organic carbon. When combined with reduced deep water ventilation, respiration of this relatively greater organic carbon flux in both the water and sediment columns provides a good explanation for the observed periodic enhanced dissolution of carbonate in polar North Atlantic late Weichselian sections. perhaps enhancing CO2 storage in deep waters. [less ▲]

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See detailLa réalité morale du sociologue : le cognitivisme de Raymond Boudon
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

in Réseaux : Revue Interdisciplinaire de Philosophie Morale et Politique (2002), 94-95-96

Raymond Boudon defends that the social actor holds overall rational beliefs : we have "good reasons" for most of our beliefs. But he also defends the idea that those "good reasons" can lead to "moral ... [more ▼]

Raymond Boudon defends that the social actor holds overall rational beliefs : we have "good reasons" for most of our beliefs. But he also defends the idea that those "good reasons" can lead to "moral truths". How then can he avoid pure platonism (the idea that "values" exist objectively in a world of their own) ? When confronting to to the task of defending through concrete examples how we can differentiate "good reasons" from bad ones, he says that good reasons are widely shared. But then the idea of objectivity of values dissolves in a loose theory of opinion, that's to say "doxa", which is the very contrary of platonic ideas. So the intent to point to "objective" values seems to lead either to pure dogmatism or to pure relativism. [less ▲]

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See detailImportance et dispersion de la maladie du hêtre en Région wallonne. Premier résultats d'un inventaire spécifique
Rondeux, Jacques ULg; Bourland, Nils ULg; Huart, O. et al

in Silva Belgica (2002), 109(3), 22-30

Suite aux attaques massives de scolytes sur les hêtres de Gaume et surtout d'Ardenne au printemps 2001, un inventaire spécifique a été mené dans les hêtraies publiques de Wallonie. Les auteurs se ... [more ▼]

Suite aux attaques massives de scolytes sur les hêtres de Gaume et surtout d'Ardenne au printemps 2001, un inventaire spécifique a été mené dans les hêtraies publiques de Wallonie. Les auteurs se proposent de vous présenter une première analyse des résultats. [less ▲]

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See detailLes racines de l'arc-en-ciel
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

in Politique : Revue de Débats (2002), 26

L'article explore les fondements idéologiques qui ont présidé à la construction de la coalition libérale-socialiste-écologiste qui a dirigé la Belgique de 1999 à 2003. Si les écologistes se sont imposés ... [more ▼]

L'article explore les fondements idéologiques qui ont présidé à la construction de la coalition libérale-socialiste-écologiste qui a dirigé la Belgique de 1999 à 2003. Si les écologistes se sont imposés in extremis à la faveur de la crise de la dioxine en 1999, cela faisait un certain temps qu'un accord entre socialistes et libéraux pour mettre les partis chrétiens dans l'opposition était "dans l'air" : il s'agissait d'en finir avec un certain nombre de "verrous moraux" venus du monde catholique (notamment autour des valeurs familiales), qui apparaissaient de moins en moins en phase avec l'opinion publique. Cette mise à l'arrière-plan du clivage gauche/droite au profit du clivage laïque/clérical a sans doute bousculé plus durablement que prévu le paysage idéologique. [less ▲]

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See detailCollision-induced dissociation of 16-mer DNA duplexes with various sequences: evidence for conservation of the double helix conformation in the gas phase
Gabelica, Valérie ULg; De Pauw, Edwin ULg

in International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2002), 219(1), 151-159

The MS/MS of 11 different 16-mer non-self-complementary DNA duplexes with various sequences has been under-taken with a quadrupole-TOF hybrid instrument, The comparison of the dissociation yields for ... [more ▼]

The MS/MS of 11 different 16-mer non-self-complementary DNA duplexes with various sequences has been under-taken with a quadrupole-TOF hybrid instrument, The comparison of the dissociation yields for complexes having different amounts of GC base pairs, though complicated by side-reactions like single-strand fragmentation, confirms the effect of the number of GC base pairs. More importantly, for complexes containing the same fraction of GC and different base sequences, the fragmentation yield remarkably parallels the DeltaH(diss) in solution calculated by a nearest-neighbor model for B-DNA. In addition to specific hydrogen bonding interactions, base stacking interactions also seem to survive in the gas phase and the conformation is conserved in the gas phase. Moreover, we have studied the uneven partition of the negative charges between the single strands, which was found to be directed by the nature of the terminal bases exclusively, and correlated with the gas-phase acidities of the (sugar-phosphate-sugar-base) species. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation par le cycle cellulaire de l'implantation des cellules souches hématopoïétiques
Gothot, André ULg; Giet, Olivier ULg; Huygen, S. et al

in Hématologie (2002), 8

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See detailBudesonide in Collagenous colitis: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial With Histologic Follow-Up
Baert, Filip; Schmit, Alain; D'Haens, Geert et al

in Gastroenterology (2002), 122

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See detailIncreased matrix metalloproteinase-3 serum levels in rheumatic diseases: relationship with synovitis and steroid treatment
Ribbens, Clio ULg; Martin y Porras, M.; Franchimont, N. et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2002), 61(2), 161-166

OBJECTIVE: To determine matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) serum levels in patients with rheumatic diseases and to study the relation between MMP-3 and C reactive protein (CRP) levels. METHODS: MMP-3 ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To determine matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) serum levels in patients with rheumatic diseases and to study the relation between MMP-3 and C reactive protein (CRP) levels. METHODS: MMP-3 serum levels were determined by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in (a) patients with active inflammatory rheumatic diseases: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, acute crystal arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis; (b) patients with active inflammatory systemic diseases: cutaneo-articular or renal systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis, and vasculitides; (c) patients with non-inflammatory rheumatic diseases: osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia; (d) critically ill patients without rheumatic diseases, representing an acute inflammatory control group; (e) healthy controls. RESULTS: MMP-3 serum levels were significantly increased in patients with active RA, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica, whether treated or not by corticosteroids, and in female patients with acute crystal arthritis. MMP-3 serum levels were normal in steroid-free patients with active cutaneo-articular or renal SLE, systemic sclerosis, and vasculitides but were significantly increased in steroid treated patients. MMP-3 levels were normal in fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and acute inflammatory controls. MMP-3 was significantly correlated with CRP in RA (r=0.5, p=0.0004) but not in any of the other disease groups. CONCLUSIONS: MMP-3 serum levels are increased in inflammatory rheumatic diseases characterised by joint synovitis, such as RA, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, and acute crystal arthritis-that is, whether the diseases are acute or chronic, erosive or not. They are normal in SLE, systemic sclerosis, and vasculitides as well as in non-rheumatic inflammatory controls, but are significantly increased by steroids. These data strongly suggest that serum MMP-3 reflects synovial inflammation. [less ▲]

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See detailLa science au service de l'apostolat. L'enseignement des Jésuites anglais à Liège aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
Opsomer, Carmélia ULg

in Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences (2002), 52(148), 212-226

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See detailEvolution des donnees maternelles et perinatales recueillies en routine entre 1980 et 1998 a la maternite de reference de Rutshuru en Republique democratique du congo. Deces maternels et interventions obstetricales.
Mugisho, Etienne; Dramaix, Michele; Porignon, Denis ULg et al

in Sante (Montrouge, France) (2002), 12(2), 247-51

This report is the first of 2 papers that analyse data routinely collected in the maternity ward of Rutshuru (democratic Republic of Congo). The present work describes the evolution of caesarean section ... [more ▼]

This report is the first of 2 papers that analyse data routinely collected in the maternity ward of Rutshuru (democratic Republic of Congo). The present work describes the evolution of caesarean section, maternal deaths and the associated risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODOLOGY: Between 1980 and 1998, data on 13,042 deliveries were collected. Characteristics, mortality, morbidity of mothers and new-borns and obstetrical interventions were recorded. The statistical analyses applied included khi2, t-test, simple linear and multiple logistic regression. RESULTS: Fifteen percent had a caesarean section and 1.9% of women died. When referred to the expected births during the period, these numbers led to a ratio of 150 maternal deaths for 100,000 expected births and a ratio of caesarean section of 1.2%. At admission, 35% of the women presented at least one of the four risk factors used for reference. The proportion of women with at least one of the 4 risk factors went up from 26.1% to 39.5%. The proportion of caesarean sections went up from 1.9% to 34.1%. The proportion of maternal deaths remained constant except in 1988, 1994, 1995 and 1997. Three of the four reference factors, the Baudeloque diameter, parity and height were associated with caesarean section. Age only was associated with maternal death. Education and marital status were both associated with caesarean section and maternal death. CONCLUSION: This analysis shows high levels of maternal mortality and caesarean section. The authors recommend to analyse on a larger scale the value of the reference factors used in antenatal services and to standardise indications for the different obstetrical interventions. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois. Une tumeur du cuir chevelu révélatrice d'une naevomatose basocellulaire.
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(4), 185-6

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See detailStaging of regional nodes in AJCC stage I and II melanoma: 18FDG PET imaging versus sentinel node detection.
Belhocine, Tarik; Pierard, Gérald ULg; De Labrassinne, Michel et al

in Oncologist (2002), 7(4), 271-8

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The staging of regional nodes by means of sentinel node detection has been shown to accurately detect subclinical nodal metastases from cutaneous melanoma. On the other hand, the ... [more ▼]

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The staging of regional nodes by means of sentinel node detection has been shown to accurately detect subclinical nodal metastases from cutaneous melanoma. On the other hand, the oncological applications of 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (18FDG PET) are, nowadays, firmly established. However, the sensitivity of such metabolic imaging for staging the regional nodes in primary melanoma remains debatable. We prospectively assessed the actual value of PET for detecting sentinel node metastases in 21 consecutive patients presenting with early-stage melanoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one melanoma patients scheduled for lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymphadenectomy underwent fully corrected whole-body PET using 18FDG. In all cases, the disease was initially classified as either stage I or II, from the latest version of the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system. The sentinel node detection was systematically performed within the week following the PET scan. Serial sections of the sentinel nodes were analyzed by both conventional pathology and immunohistochemical staining. Metastatic sentinel nodes were also assessed for the size of tumor deposits and the degree of nodal involvement (focal, partial, or massive). The median follow-up time was 12 months. RESULTS: Six of the 21 patients (28.5%) had an involved sentinel node. PET was positive in only one case with a sentinel node >1 cm. In the five other cases, the sentinel nodes missed by PET were <1 cm with focal and/or partial involvements. One patient, free of regional nodal metastases in both sentinel node detection and PET imaging, had, however, a same-basin recurrence 3 months later. In another case, PET had one false positive result. Overall, the sentinel detection of subclinical nodal metastases had a sensitivity of 86%. PET detected only 14% of sentinel node metastases. CONCLUSIONS: Sentinel node detection remains the procedure of choice for detecting subclinical lymph node involvement from primary cutaneous melanoma. Owing to its limited spatial resolution, PET appears insufficiently sensitive to identify microscopic nodal metastases. As a practical consequence, metabolic imaging is not recommended as a first-line imaging strategy for staging regional lymph nodes in patients with stage I or II melanoma. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of an Anonymity Network for Web Browsing.
Mathy, Laurent ULg; Hutchison, D.; Rennhard, M. et al

in IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Entreprises (2002)

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See detailDéminéralisation et ostéoporose: une confusion sémantique
Kaiser, Marie-Joëlle ULg; Malaise, Michel ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(5), 274-279

Osteoporosis is the most frequent demineralizing disease. However, when a demineralized vertebra is identified, other diseases must be ruled out in the course of diagnosis. Through three clinical cases ... [more ▼]

Osteoporosis is the most frequent demineralizing disease. However, when a demineralized vertebra is identified, other diseases must be ruled out in the course of diagnosis. Through three clinical cases, we analyze pitfalls that have delayed the diagnosis of one rare, but unfortunately lethal, aetiology: multiple myeloma. [less ▲]

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See detailUn incunable de la bibliothèque de Liévin Torrentius (1525-1595) retrouvé (Bruxelles, Bibliothèque Royale, Réserve Précieuse, INC B 1192)
Adam, Renaud ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (2002), 14(11-12), 335-337

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See detailChanges in motor unit numbers in patients with ALS: a longitudinal study using the adapted multiple point stimulation method.
Wang, François-Charles ULg; Bouquiaux, Olivier ULg; De Pasqua, Victor ULg et al

in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Other Motor Neuron Disorders (2002), 3(1), 31-8

METHOD: The adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method for calculating motor unit numbers (MUNE) was applied in 12 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) before riluzole therapy (T(0 ... [more ▼]

METHOD: The adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method for calculating motor unit numbers (MUNE) was applied in 12 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) before riluzole therapy (T(0)) and again after 4, 8 and 12 months of treatment. RESULTS: Paired Student's t-test indicated a significant decrease of thenar MUNE and compound muscle action potential (CMAP) size at each 4-monthly interval, while average surface motor unit potential (SMUP) size did not change significantly over time. The rate of motor unit (MU) loss at month 4 was more than 20% in six patients (group 1) and less than 20% in six other patients (group 2). Comparison of groups 1 and 2 by Mann-Whitney U-testing indicated that percent changes in thenar MUNE and CMAP size compared to baseline were significantly different at months 4, 8 and 12, while no difference between the two groups was found for average SMUP size variations. In the group with a slow rate of MU loss, CMAP size remained stable, while in the group with a rapid rate of MU loss, there was a dramatic reduction in size of the CMAP. A positive correlation was found between percent change in thenar MUNE at T(4) and at T(12) (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: AMPS is a useful technique to document MUNE, SMUP size and CMAP size changes over time in patients with ALS. [less ▲]

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See detailExistence de karsts en roches cristallines silicatées non carbonatées en Afrique sahélienne et équatoriale, implications hydrogéologiques
Willems, Luc ULg; Pouclet, André; Vicat, Jean-Paul

in Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2002), 173(4), 337-345

Various cavities studied in western Niger and South Cameroon show the existence of important karstic phenomena into metagabbros and gneisses. These large-sized eaves resulted from generalized dissolution ... [more ▼]

Various cavities studied in western Niger and South Cameroon show the existence of important karstic phenomena into metagabbros and gneisses. These large-sized eaves resulted from generalized dissolution of silicate formations in spite of their low solubility. Karstification is produced by deep hydrous transfer along lithological discontinuities and fracture net works. The existence of such caves has major implications in geomorphology, under either Sahelian and Equatorial climate, and in hydrogeology and water supply, particularly in the Sahel area. [less ▲]

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See detailPsychologie et histoire : une réflexion à double sens
Richelle, Marc ULg

in Anuario de Psicologia (2002), 33(2), 231-247

This reflection on the relations between psychology and history addresses four distinct issues. The first is the history of psychology: the importance of reference to the past, even if only to put current ... [more ▼]

This reflection on the relations between psychology and history addresses four distinct issues. The first is the history of psychology: the importance of reference to the past, even if only to put current research and theory into perspective. Second, the essential historical dimension of human is presented as a crucial aspect in defining the very object of psychological science; the "historical psychology" approach, specifically its French variety as represented by Ignace Meyerson's legacy, is breifly discussed. Third, the contribution of psychology to the work of historians is considered. Finally, the joint involvement of both psychology and history in contemporary society is discussed with reference to the use (and abuse) of history in the construction of collective identity and to the claims for repair for offenses and damages made in the past, echoed by the declarations of guilt on the part of their perpetrators, on more exactly their descendants. These issues are discussed in the light of psychological approaches to memory and forgetting. [less ▲]

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See detailLa bibliothèque du Prieuré du Val-Des-Ecoliers à Houffalize : 8 volumes conservés à la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique
Adam, Renaud ULg

in Archives et Bibliothèques de Belgique = Archief en Bibliotheekwezen in Belgie (2002), 73

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See detailReplicon typing of the F18 fimbriae encoding plasmids of enterotoxigenic and verotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains from porcine postweaning diarrhoea and oedema disease
Fekete, PZs; Gérardin, J.; Jacquemin, E. et al

in Veterinary Microbiology (2002), 85

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See detailImportance of pedogenic factors in the spatial distribution of some soils properties in the Belgian Loess Belt: II. Some loess-substratum contacts
Colinet, Gilles ULg; Lacroix, Daniel ULg; Bock, Laurent ULg

in Aardkundige Mededelingen (2002), 12

The geochemical influence of parent material on soil content in some metallic trace elements (MTE) is studied in the Belgian loess belt. The first results show straight sharp Transitions between loess and ... [more ▼]

The geochemical influence of parent material on soil content in some metallic trace elements (MTE) is studied in the Belgian loess belt. The first results show straight sharp Transitions between loess and substratum. This leads to the conclusion that most soils should have the same range of natural values of MTE content. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la composition de la carcasse et de la qualité de la viande par ultrasonographie chez le porc
Youssao, A. K. L.; Verleyen, Vincent ULg; Leroy, Pascal ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2002), 146(1), 19-29

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See detailVoir les pyramides et en ramener un souvenir.
Fraiture, A. L.; Braham, Catherine; Franchimont, Claudine ULg et al

in Dermatologie Actualité (2002), 69

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See detailComment je traite ... la paralysie faciale par anastomose hypoglosso-faciale.
Courtmans, I; Born, J D; CARLIER, Alain ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(1), 3-6

Thirteen patients underwent a hypoglosso- or a spino-facial nerve anastomosis between 1990 and 1996. Facial palsy was the result of surgery in 12 cases and of radiosurgery in 1 case. The mean interval ... [more ▼]

Thirteen patients underwent a hypoglosso- or a spino-facial nerve anastomosis between 1990 and 1996. Facial palsy was the result of surgery in 12 cases and of radiosurgery in 1 case. The mean interval between facial palsy and anastomosis was 12 months. Facial nerve function is determined on the basis of clinical examination according to the classification of House-Brackmann and our own evaluation. According to House, 10 patients are classified grade III and 3 grade IV. Our evaluation defines in 10 grade III, 7 good results and 3 fair results. As far as the good results are concerned, the mean interval between palsy and anastomosis is short (< 3 months). The permanent eating and swallowing dysfunctions are consecutive to multiple cranial nerve deficits. The post-paralysis hemifacial spasm is facilitated by prolongated electric stimulations. [less ▲]

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See detailFurther evidence on the relationship between dopamine and novelty seeking: a neuroendocrine study
Hansenne, Michel ULg; Pinto, Emmanuel ULg; Pitchot, William ULg et al

in Personality & Individual Differences (2002), 33(6), 967-977

In the biosocial model of Cloninger, three major personality dimensions, novelty seeking (NS), harm avoidance (HA), and reward dependence (RD) are dependent on central monoaminergic systems, respectively ... [more ▼]

In the biosocial model of Cloninger, three major personality dimensions, novelty seeking (NS), harm avoidance (HA), and reward dependence (RD) are dependent on central monoaminergic systems, respectively dopaminergic, serotonergic, and noradrenergic. This study investigated the relationships between these major personality dimensions and growth hormone (GH) responses to both apomorphine and clonidine challenge tests in healthy subjects. GH responses to apomorphine were significantly correlated with NS when peak relative values were considered (r=0.47, P=0.03). HA and RD did not show any relationships with the endocrine responses. In contrast, no significant relationship existed between GH responses to clonidine and any of the three temperament dimensions. These results gave another support of the hypothesized link between NS and dopaminergic central neurotransmission. In contrast, the results did not confirm the association between RD and noradrenergic central neurotransmission, probably because RD is poorly validated. This partial confirmation might suggest that the link between personality traits and neurotransmission systems is probably indirect. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIntravascular malignant lymphomatosis: report of 2 neurological cases
Vandenheede, Michel; Dioh, Alioune ULg; Maertens De Noordhout, Alain ULg et al

in Acta Neurologica Belgica (2002), 102(2), 76-81

We report two cases of intravascular malignant lymphomatosis (IML) with a clinical expression limited to the central nervous system. The first patient presented with signs of cerebral, cerebellar and ... [more ▼]

We report two cases of intravascular malignant lymphomatosis (IML) with a clinical expression limited to the central nervous system. The first patient presented with signs of cerebral, cerebellar and spinal cord involvement. The second had an isolated involvement of the spinal cord. In both cases the diagnosis was made at post-mortem examination; pre-mortem examination of biopsy tissue from peripheral nerve and muscle in the first case, spleen and liver in the second were unhelpful for the diagnosis of lymphoma. We review the published literature on IML, its ante-mortem diagnosis and treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailProteus syndrome of the hand.
Fraiture, Anne Laure; Ihou, E David; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (2002), 204(4), 318-20

Proteus syndrome exhibits an expanded phenotype. We report a case with restricted macrodactyly and cerebriform hypertrophy of one palm. The differential diagnosis with macrodactyly and other hamartomatous ... [more ▼]

Proteus syndrome exhibits an expanded phenotype. We report a case with restricted macrodactyly and cerebriform hypertrophy of one palm. The differential diagnosis with macrodactyly and other hamartomatous overgrowth syndromes is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailFédéralisme et extrême droite au Royaume-Uni
Jamin, Jérôme ULg

in Fédéralisme - Régionalisme (2002), 2

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See detailSubcellular Localization Of The Bovine Leukemia Virus R3 And G4 Accessory Proteins
Lefebvre, Laurent; Ciminale, Vincenzo; Vanderplasschen, Alain ULg et al

in Journal of Virology (2002), 76(15), 7843-7854

Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is a complex retrovirus that belongs to the Deltaretrovirus genus, which also includes Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Both viruses contain an X region coding for ... [more ▼]

Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is a complex retrovirus that belongs to the Deltaretrovirus genus, which also includes Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Both viruses contain an X region coding for at least four proteins: Tax and Rex, which are involved in transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation, respectively, and the accessory proteins R3 and G4 (for BLV) and p12(I), p13(II), and p30(II) (for HTLV-1). The present study was aimed at characterizing the subcellular localization of BLV R3 and G4. The results of immunofluorescence experiments on transfected HeLa Tat cells demonstrated that R3 is located in the nucleus and in cellular membranes, as previously reported for HTLV-1 p12(1). In contrast, G4, like p13(II), is localized both in the nucleus and in mitochondria. In addition, we have shown that G4 harbors a mitochondrial targeting signal consisting of a hydrophobic region and an amphipathic alpha-helix. Thus, despite a lack of significant primary sequence homology, R3 and p12(1) and G4 and p13(II) exhibit similar targeting properties, suggesting possible overlap in their functional properties. [less ▲]

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See detailWalloon Region: An agro-forestry landscape without farmers?
Schmitz, Serge ULg

in Dela (2002), 17

Great landscape diversity of Walloon region, actions for a rural renewal, migratory flows back to rural areas and new challenges of Wallon rural area are presented

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See detailIntroduction to the objective arbitrability of corporate disputes in Belgium
Caprasse, Olivier ULg

in I.B.A. of A. Bulletin (2002)

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See detailMechanisms controlling the oxygen consumption in experimentally induced hypochloremic alkalosis in calves
Cambier, Carole ULg; Clerbaux, Thierry; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Veterinary Research (2002), 33

The study was carried out on healthy Friesian calves (n = 10) aged between 10 and 30 days. Hypochloremia and alkalosis were induced by intravenous administration of furosemide and isotonic sodium ... [more ▼]

The study was carried out on healthy Friesian calves (n = 10) aged between 10 and 30 days. Hypochloremia and alkalosis were induced by intravenous administration of furosemide and isotonic sodium bicarbonate. The venous and arterial blood samples were collected repeatedly. 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG), hemoglobin and plasmatic chloride concentrations were determined. The red blood cell chloride concentration was also calculated. pH, PCO2 and PO2 were measured in arterial and mixed venous blood. The oxygen equilibrium curve (OEC) was measured in standard conditions. The correspondence of the OEC to the arterial and mixed venous compartments was calculated, taking blood temperature, pH and PCO2 values into account. The oxygen exchange fraction (OEF%), corresponding to the degree of blood desaturation between the arterial and mixed venous compartments and the amount of oxygen released at the tissue level by 100 mL of blood (OEF Vol%) were calculated from the arterial and mixed venous OEC, combined with PO2 and hemoglobin concentration. Oxygen delivery (DO2) was calculated using the arterial oxygen content, the cardiac output measured by thermodilution, and the body weight of the animal. The oxygen consumption (VO2) was derived from the cardiac output, OEF Vol% and body weight values. Despite the plasma hypochloremia, the erythrocyte chloride concentration was not influenced by furosemide and sodium bicarbonate infusion. Due to the alkalosis-induced increase in the 2,3-DPG, the standard OEC was shifted to the right, allowing oxygen to dissociate from hemoglobin more rapidly. These changes opposed the increased affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen induced by alkalosis. Moreover, respiratory acidosis, hemoconcentration, and the slight decrease in the partial oxygen pressure in mixed venous blood (Pvo(2)) tended to improve the OEF Vol% and maintain the oxygen consumption in a physiological range while the cardiac output, and the oxygen delivery were significantly decreased. It may be concluded that, despite reduced oxygen delivery, oxygen consumption is maintained during experimentally induced hypochloremic alkalosis in healthy 10-30 day old calves [less ▲]

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See detailInteraction of an odorant lactone with model phospholipid bilayers and its strong fluidizing action in yeast membrane.
Aguedo, Mario ULg; Beney, Laurent; Wache, Yves et al

in International journal of food microbiology (2002), 80(3), 211-5

Some odorant lactones are naturally present in fruits or in fermented products; they can also be used as food additives and can be produced by microorganisms at the industrial scale by biotechnological ... [more ▼]

Some odorant lactones are naturally present in fruits or in fermented products; they can also be used as food additives and can be produced by microorganisms at the industrial scale by biotechnological processes. Gamma-decalactone was previously shown to have antimicrobial properties. We determined by infrared spectroscopy measurements that this compound rapidly diffused into model phospholipid bilayers (within 2 min), modifying the general physical state of a dimyristoyl-L-alpha-phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) film. In vivo, the lactone strongly increased membrane fluidity in the model yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, as evaluated by fluorescence anisotropy measurements. This effect was more important than that of benzyl alcohol, which is known as a fluidizing agent in living cells, and may explain the toxic action of gamma-decalactone in microorganisms. [less ▲]

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See detailLa rente et la galette : à propos du remboursement anticipé d’un crédit
Vanbrabant, Bernard ULg

in Revue du Notariat Belge (2002)

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See detailUse of a serum-free medium to produce in vitro Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites on Vero cells
De Meerschman, F.; Rettigner, C.; Focant, Charles ULg et al

in Veterinary Research (2002), 33(2, Mar-Apr), 159-168

Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii are cyst-forming coccidian parasites of human and veterinary clinical relevance. In vitro cultivation of the protozoans using Vero cells is usually performed in ... [more ▼]

Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii are cyst-forming coccidian parasites of human and veterinary clinical relevance. In vitro cultivation of the protozoans using Vero cells is usually performed in order to produce antigenic materials. Quantitative and qualitative comparisons of Vero cells grown in RPMI medium supplemented either with foetal calf serum (FCS), horse serum (HS) or a specific serum-free additive (DefCell) were performed. A serum-free cell culture system used to propagate N. caninum (NC-1 isolate) and T. gondii tachyzoites (Rh stain) were compared with the other two cell culture systems. FCS supplemented media was found to be more effective than the others in promoting Vero cells and N. caninum tachyzoites. However, it was found unable to support adequate T. gondii tachyzoite proliferation. Vero cells, T. gondii and N. caninum tachyzoite production gave similar growth patterns with either HS or DefCell supplemented media. Defcell was considered as a good alternative to supplement culture medium. [less ▲]

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See detailFatty Acid Hydroperoxides Biotransformation By Potato Tuber Cell-Free Extracts
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Delcarte, J.; Jaziri, M. et al

in Journal of Plant Physiology (2002), 159(10),

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See detailComputed tomographic findings in 35 dogs with nasal aspergillosis
Saunders, J. H.; Zonderland, J. L.; Clercx, Cécile ULg et al

in Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (2002), 43(1, JAN-FEB), 5-9

The purpose of this study was to describe the computed tomographic (CT) features of nasal aspergillosis in dogs. Initial (n = 35) and follow-up (n = 12) CT images were available from 35 dogs. The most ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study was to describe the computed tomographic (CT) features of nasal aspergillosis in dogs. Initial (n = 35) and follow-up (n = 12) CT images were available from 35 dogs. The most commonly encountered CT findings were (1) moderate to severe cavitary destruction of the turbinates with presence of a variable amount of abnormal soft tissue in the nasal passages, (2) non-specific thickening of the mucosa adjacent to the inner surface of bones of the frontal sinus, maxillary recess and nasal cavity and, (3) thickened reactive bone. The findings were consistent with a disease initially affecting one nasal cavity then progressing into the ipsilateral frontal sinus, the contralateral nasal cavity and the contralateral frontal sinus. Two dogs with associated nasal foreign body had a more localized invasion of the nasal cavity. Attenuation values and contrast enhancement were not specific. With follow-up examinations, a reduction in the amount of abnormal soft tissue was observed in all dogs except one, but this reduction could not be quantified. [less ▲]

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See detailLa reconnaissance et le financement de la laïcité organisée (I)
Sägesser, Caroline; Husson, Jean-François ULg

in Courrier Hebdomadaire du CRISP (2002), (1756), 3-43

This publication details the political process having led to the official recognition of the free thinkers organisations on a footing quite silmilar to religious denominations.

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See detailAnxiety and hyperventilation in mild to moderate asthmatics
Delvaux, Muriel ULg; Fontaine, Ovide ULg; Bartsch, Pierre ULg

in European Review of Applied Psychology = Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée (2002), 52(2), 149-160

Studied breathing patterns and hyperventilation symptoms in 80 adolescents and adults (aged 16-60 yrs) with mild to moderate asthma and 40 adolescents and adults (aged 16-60 yrs) with no asthma symptoms ... [more ▼]

Studied breathing patterns and hyperventilation symptoms in 80 adolescents and adults (aged 16-60 yrs) with mild to moderate asthma and 40 adolescents and adults (aged 16-60 yrs) with no asthma symptoms (healthy controls). Data on pulmonary function, ventilation and breathing pattern, and psychological symptoms were obtained by clinical observation and questionnaire. Asthmatic Ss were requested not to take bronchodilatation medications for 24-48 hrs prior to testing. The Anxiety Sensitivity Index-Revised (S. Taylor and Cox, 1998), the Self-Consciousness Scale-Revised (A. Fenigwstein et al, 1975), the State-Train Anxiety Inventory, the Nijmegen Questionnaire (P. van Doorn et al, 1982), the Sense of Coherence Scale (A. Antonovsky, 1987), the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (D. Watson et al, 1988), the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Asthma Symptoms Checklist (R. A. Kinsman et al, 1973, revision by Brooks et al, 1989) were used. The results show that the asthmatic subjects have lower PetCO2 than normal subjects and that variables associated with lower PetCO2 include total volume, female gender, and negative affectivity. The results also show that female subjects and asthmatics have similar breathing patterns and compared to male subjects [less ▲]

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See detailJuvenile acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance.
Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Hermanns, Jean-François ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Pediatric Dermatology (2002), 19(1), 12-4

Acanthosis nigricans in obese adolescents is frequently associated with hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. We report three cases of this condition. In the early stage the skin lesions appeared to be ... [more ▼]

Acanthosis nigricans in obese adolescents is frequently associated with hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. We report three cases of this condition. In the early stage the skin lesions appeared to be erythematous and pruritic, mimicking an inflammatory dermatitis. Dietary control and oral metformin hydrochloride markedly improved the lesions. Topical calcipotriol may also help to control the skin condition. [less ▲]

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See detailLa prescription des pensions alimentaires: fin d'une controverse. Note sous Cass., 8 décembre 2000
Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Revue Générale de Droit Civil Belge = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk (2002)

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See detailTNF-alpha protects human primary articular chondrocytes from nitric oxide-induced apoptosis via nuclear factor-kappaB
Relic, Biserka ULg; Bentires-Alj, Mohamed; Ribbens, Clio ULg et al

in Laboratory Investigation : Journal of Technical Methods & Pathology (2002), 82(12), 1661-1672

TNF-alpha plays a key role in rheumatoid arthritis, but its effect on chondrocyte survival is still conflicting. In the present study, we tested how TNF-alpha influences chondrocyte survival in response ... [more ▼]

TNF-alpha plays a key role in rheumatoid arthritis, but its effect on chondrocyte survival is still conflicting. In the present study, we tested how TNF-alpha influences chondrocyte survival in response to nitric oxide (NO)-related apoptotic signals, which are abundant during rheumatoid arthritis. Human primary articular chondrocytes or cartilage explants were pretreated with TNF-alpha for 24 hours and then treated with the proapoptotic NO donor sodium-nitro-prusside (SNP) for an additional 24 hours. TNF-alpha pretreatment markedly protected chondrocytes from SNP-induced cell death. Preincubation of chondrocytes with TNF-alpha inhibited both SNP-induced high-molecular weight DNA fragmentation and annexin V-FITC binding. Of interest, TNF-alpha induced persistent nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB)-DNA binding activity even in the presence of SNP, mirroring apoptosis protection effects. Both the TNF-alpha antiapoptotic effect and NF-kappaB-DNA binding activity were significantly inhibited by NF-kappaB inhibitors, Bay 11-7085, MG-132, and adenovirus-expressing mutated IkappaB-alpha. Phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase inhibitor LY 294002 also markedly inhibited the antiapoptotic effect of TNF-alpha. In primary chondrocytes, TNF-alpha induced expression of the antiapoptotic protein Cox-2, which persisted in the presence of SNP, and a specific Cox-2 inhibitor significantly blocked the TNF-alpha protective effect. We therefore conclude that TNF-alpha-mediated protection of chondrocytes from NO-induced apoptosis acts through NF-kappaB and requires Cox-2 activity. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication des barycentres en logique floue
Henry, Valérie ULg

in Mathématique et Pédagogie (2002), 139

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See detailMembrane Destabilization Induced By Beta-Amyloid Peptide 29-42: Importance Of The Amino-Terminus
Mingeot-Leclercq, Mp.; Lins, Laurence ULg; Bensliman, M. et al

in Chemistry and Physics of Lipids (2002), 120(1-2), 57-74

Increasing evidence implicates interactions between Abeta-peptides and membrane lipids in Alzheimer's disease. To gain insight into the potential role of the free amino group of the N-terminus of Abeta29 ... [more ▼]

Increasing evidence implicates interactions between Abeta-peptides and membrane lipids in Alzheimer's disease. To gain insight into the potential role of the free amino group of the N-terminus of Abeta29-42 fragment in these processes, we have investigated the ability of Abeta29-42 unprotected and Abeta29-42 N-protected to interact with negatively-charged liposomes and have calculated the interaction with membrane lipids by conformational analysis. Using vesicles mimicking the composition of neuronal membranes, we show that both peptides have a similar capacity to induce membrane fusion and permeabilization. The fusogenic effect is related to the appearance of non-bilayer structures where isotropic motions occur as shown by 31P and 2H NMR studies. The molecular modeling calculations confirm the experimental observations and suggest that lipid destabilization could be due to the ability of both peptides to adopt metastable positions in the presence of lipids. In conclusion, the presence of a free or protected (acetylated) amino group in the N-terminus of Abeta29-42 is therefore probably not crucial for destabilizing properties of the C-terminal fragment of Abeta peptides. [less ▲]

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See detailA quinze ans, trop de jeunes sont brouillés avec la lecture
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Caractères (2002), 7

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See detailPositron emission tomography in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL): relationship between tracer uptake and pathological findings, including preliminary experience in the staging of low-grade NHL.
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Clinical Lymphoma (2002), 3(1), 56-61

Advances in imaging techniques have allowed more precise staging and better evaluation of the effect of new treatment modalities. The limitations of conventional morphologic imaging techniques are well ... [more ▼]

Advances in imaging techniques have allowed more precise staging and better evaluation of the effect of new treatment modalities. The limitations of conventional morphologic imaging techniques are well known. Positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose is now routinely used for initial staging and re-evaluation during or after treatment of Hodgkin's disease and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), but not in low-grade NHL. In the first part of this review, the relationship between glucose metabolism as measured by PET, pathological findings including histological grade and proliferative activity, and prognosis are analyzed. In the second part, the potential role of PET in the staging and follow-up of low-grade NHL is discussed. Published data indicate that PET may contribute to the management of low-grade follicular NHL. [less ▲]

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See detailHyperfine structure of neutral vanadium lines and livels
Lefèbvre, P.-H.; Garnir, Henri-Pierre ULg; Biémont, Emile ULg

in Physica Scripta (2002), 66

We have recorded hollow-cathode spectra of neutral vanadium by Fourier transform spectroscopy in the near infrared - visible region (9000-17 000 cm-1). 36 transitions showing hyperfine structure have been ... [more ▼]

We have recorded hollow-cathode spectra of neutral vanadium by Fourier transform spectroscopy in the near infrared - visible region (9000-17 000 cm-1). 36 transitions showing hyperfine structure have been analyzed, allowing us to deduce magnetic dipole constants for 27 levels belonging to the 3d44p and 3d34s4p configurations. For 22 of these levels no data were previously available. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of prenatal androgen receptor antagonist or aromatase inhibitor on the differentiation of neuronal Fos responses to estrous female pheromones in the rat accessory olfactory system
Dominguez, Emilio; Portillo, Wendy; Baum, Michael J et al

in Physiology & Behavior (2002), 75

Many socially relevant odors are detected in rodent species by the vomeronasal organ and subsequently processed by the accessory olfactory system (AOS). We previously found that gonadectomized male and ... [more ▼]

Many socially relevant odors are detected in rodent species by the vomeronasal organ and subsequently processed by the accessory olfactory system (AOS). We previously found that gonadectomized male and female rats treated in adulthood with testosterone propionate (TP) showed equivalent Fos responses in the AOS to odors derived from estrous females. Likewise, in contrast with numerous other mammalian species, gonadectomized female rats show surprisingly high levels of male-typical mounting behavior in response to adult TP. We tested the hypothesis that prenatal testosterone (T) exposure, acting via androgen receptors (ARs) or via estrogen receptors, masculinizes the AOS in rats of both sexes. Pregnant dams were treated with either the AR blocker, Flutamide, the aromatase inhibitor, 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), or nothing (control) to assess the role of prenatal androgen and estradiol receptor activation, respectively, in this masculinization. Beginning at birth, male and female offspring were injected subcutaneously (sc) every other day with either ATD (pre- and neonatal ATD group) or oil vehicle (Flutamide and control groups) until postnatal Day 12. Subjects were gonadectomized as adults, hormonally treated and tested for different behaviors before having their AOS Fos responses to estrous female odors assessed. Prenatal treatment with Flutamide (but not ATD) significantly decreased anogenital distance and severely impaired intromissive and ejaculatory behaviors in males tested after TP replacement without disrupting mounting capacity in either sex. Pre- and neonatal treatment with ATD (but not Flutamide) enhanced lordosis responsiveness in males tested after sc injections of estradiol and progesterone, whereas these perinatal treatments had no effect on any aspect of masculine coital performance in either sex. After TP treatment, male and female control subjects preferred to approach a tethered stimulus female as opposed to a male, and prenatal Flutamide or perinatal ATD treatments did not modify this pattern of partner preference. Neuronal Fos responses to estrous odors were (as in previous studies) identical in the AOS of gonadectomized TP-treated control males and females. Prenatal Flutamide or perinatal ATD treatments failed to disrupt consistently this profile of Fos responses to estrous odors in the AOS of rats of either sex. These behavioral and neuroanatomical findings raise the possibility that the similar level of male-typical responsiveness to social odors that occurs in male and female rats after adult TP treatment results from nonsteroid-hormone-dependent, species-specific factors that act perinatally in the brains of rats of both sexes. [less ▲]

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See detailEnergy Partitioning Between Latent And Sensible Heat Flux During The Warm Season At Fluxnet Sites
Wilson, Kell B.; Baldocchi, Dennis D.; Aubinet, Marc ULg et al

in Water Resources Research (2002), 38(12),

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See detailClassical and Bayesian inference in neuroimaging : Theory
Friston, Karl J; Penny, W.; Phillips, Christophe ULg et al

in Neuroimage (2002), 16(2), 465-483

This paper reviews hierarchical observation models, used in functional neuroimaging, in a Bayesian light. It emphasizes the common ground shared by classical and Bayesian methods to show that conventional ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews hierarchical observation models, used in functional neuroimaging, in a Bayesian light. It emphasizes the common ground shared by classical and Bayesian methods to show that conventional analyses of neuroimaging data can be usefully extended within an empirical Bayesian framework. In particular we formulate the procedures used in conventional data analysis in terms of hierarchical linear models and establish a connection between classical inference and parametric empirical Bayes (PEB) through covariance component estimation. This estimation is based on an expectation maximization or EM algorithm. The key point is that hierarchical models not only provide for appropriate inference at the highest level but that one can revisit lower levels suitably equipped to make Bayesian inferences. Bayesian inferences eschew many of the difficulties encountered with classical inference and characterize brain responses in a way that is more directly predicated on what one is interested in. The motivation for Bayesian approaches is reviewed and the theoretical background is presented in a way that relates to conventional methods, in particular restricted maximum likelihood (ReML). This paper is a technical and theoretical prelude to subsequent papers that deal with applications of the theory to a range of important issues in neuroimaging. These issues include; (i) Estimating nonsphericity or variance components in fMRI time-series that can arise from serial correlations within subject, or are induced by multisubject (i.e., hierarchical) studies. (ii) Spatiotemporal Bayesian models for imaging data, in which voxels-specific effects are constrained by responses in other voxels. (iii) Bayesian estimation of nonlinear models of hemodynamic responses and (iv) principled ways of mixing structural and functional priors in EEG source reconstruction. Although diverse, all these estimation problems are accommodated by the PEB framework described in this paper. [less ▲]

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See detailCommunication et langage chez les animaux.
Poncin, Pascal ULg; Huynen, Marie-Claude ULg; Ruwet, J.Cl.

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (2002), 4

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See detailRepeated intracoronary beta radiation for recurrent in-stent restenosis.
De Benedetti, E; Latchem, D; Roguelov, C et al

in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (2002), 55(2), 233-236

More than 70% of percutaneous coronary interventions are followed by a stent implantation. In-stent restenosis still occurs in 20-30% of patients and remains a therapeutic challenge. At present only ... [more ▼]

More than 70% of percutaneous coronary interventions are followed by a stent implantation. In-stent restenosis still occurs in 20-30% of patients and remains a therapeutic challenge. At present only vascular brachytherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option. We report here one case of recurrent in-stent restenosis after vascular brachytherapy that was successfully treated by a second beta radiation treatment. Cathet Cardiovasc Intervent 2002;55:233–236. © 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailElectronic structure of thallium filled skutterudites studied by x-ray absorption and Mossbauer spectroscopy
Long, G. J.; Mahieu, B.; Sales, B. C. et al

in Journal of Applied Physics (2002), 92(12), 7236-7241

Thallium L-III-edge x-ray absorption and iron-57 and tin-119 Mossbauer spectral measurements have been carried out to probe the electronic structure of the three sites in the filled skutterudite TlxCo4 ... [more ▼]

Thallium L-III-edge x-ray absorption and iron-57 and tin-119 Mossbauer spectral measurements have been carried out to probe the electronic structure of the three sites in the filled skutterudite TlxCo4-yFeySb12 and TlxCo4Sb12-zSnz compounds with a range of x, y, and z values. The thallium L-III-edge x-ray absorption spectra are independent of x, y, and z and are well reproduced by full multiple scattering calculations with a cluster with a radius of 8.5 Angstrom centered on thallium. The iron-57 Mossbauer spectra consist of two doublets and the major component is assigned to iron on the cobalt sublattice in view of its hyperfine parameters. The origin of the minor component is uncertain and is tentatively assigned to either iron with thallium vacancies as next nearest neighbors or to iron in the voids. The tin-119 Mossbauer spectral hyperfine parameters clearly indicate that tin substitutes for antimony in the skutterudite structure. Further, the tin electronic configuration is very similar to that of antimony and is insensitive to the thallium content. (C) 2002 American Institute of Physics. [less ▲]

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See detailSingle step synthesis of metal catalysts supported on porous carbon with controlled texture
Job, Nathalie ULg; Ferauche, fabrice; Pirard, René ULg et al

in Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (2002), 143

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See detailThe efficacy of medical and surgical treatment of endometriosis-associated infertility: arguments in favour of a medico-surgical aproach
Donnez, Jacques; Chantraine, Frédéric ULg; Nisolle, Michelle ULg

in Human Reproduction Update (2002), 8(1), 89-94

This review discusses the efficacy of a combined, medical (GnRH agonist) and surgical, therapy in endometriosis- associated infertility. Because of the limited information currently available on the ... [more ▼]

This review discusses the efficacy of a combined, medical (GnRH agonist) and surgical, therapy in endometriosis- associated infertility. Because of the limited information currently available on the activity of lesions in minimal and mild endometriosis, any absolute statement is inappropriate at this time, although some arguments exist in favour of treating endometriosis at laparoscopy. In moderate and severe endometriosis, this review provides arguments in favour of a medico-surgical approach and discusses the possibility of combining medical and surgical therapy. [less ▲]

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See detailL'exclusion de la réassurance des règles européennes de conflits de juridictions en matière de contrats d'assurance
Boularbah, Hakim ULg

in Bulletin des Assurances = Tijdschrift voor Verzekeringen (2002)

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See detailPseudomonas aeruginosa displays an epidemic population structure.
Pirnay, Jean-Paul; De Vos, Daniel; Cochez, Christel et al

in Environmental microbiology (2002), 4(12), 898-911

Bacteria can have population structures ranging from the fully sexual to the highly clonal. Despite numerous studies, the population structure of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is still somewhat contentious. We ... [more ▼]

Bacteria can have population structures ranging from the fully sexual to the highly clonal. Despite numerous studies, the population structure of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is still somewhat contentious. We used a polyphasic approach in order to shed new light on this issue. A data set consisting of three outer membrane (lipo)protein gene sequences (oprI, oprL and oprD), a DNA-based fingerprint (amplified fragment length polymorphism), serotype and pyoverdine type of 73 P. aeruginosa clinical and environmental isolates, collected across the world, was analysed using biological data analysis software. We observed a clear mosaicism in the results, non-congruence between results of different typing methods and a microscale mosaic structure in the oprD gene. Hence, in this network, we also observed some clonal complexes characterized by an almost identical data set. The most recent clones exhibited serotypes O1, 6, 11 and 12. No obvious correlation was observed between these dominant clones and habitat or, with the exception of some recent clones, geographical origin. Our results are consistent with, and even clarify, some seemingly contradictory results in earlier epidemiological studies. Therefore, we suggest an epidemic population structure for P. aeruginosa, comparable with that of Neisseria meningitidis, a superficially clonal structure with frequent recombinations, in which occasionally highly successful epidemic clones arise. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation par ultrasonographie en temps réel de la teneur en gras intramusculaire du porc Piétrain
Youssao, A. K. I.; Verleyen, Vincent ULg; Michaux, Charles ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2002), 146(4), 249-255

Real-time ultrasound data collection, consisting specifically of longissimus thoracis muscle echogenicity, was carried out on 80 Pietrain pigs (42 gilts and 34 barrows) using the Pie Medical scanner 200 ... [more ▼]

Real-time ultrasound data collection, consisting specifically of longissimus thoracis muscle echogenicity, was carried out on 80 Pietrain pigs (42 gilts and 34 barrows) using the Pie Medical scanner 200 equipped with an ASP-18 probe and 3.5 MHz to predict intramuscular fat. Two ribs thickness (12th and 13th ribs) was excised from the longissimus thoracis muscle for subsequent ether extract value (EE) determination. The percentage of white pixels in the ultrasound image were related to EE percentage. The EE percentages were 1.44, 1.37 and 1.15 % respectively for the homozygous stress-negative Pietrain (CC), heterozygous stress-negative Pietrain (CT) and homozygous stress-positive Pietrain (TT) individuals. The percentage of white pixels in the longissimus thoracis images were 9.98, 8.75 and 7.79 % respectively for CC, CT and TT genotypes. The barrows had an higher intramuscular fat and white pixel percentage than the gilts. The determination coefficient (R 2) of the EE prediction model originating from the white pixels percentage was 0.35 with a root mean squared error of 0.26 %. These performance could be potentially improved using the calibration phantom of the ASP-18 probe, before taking images. [less ▲]

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See detailExpression of the green fluorescent protein in the oligodendrocyte lineage: a transgenic mouse for developmental and physiological studies.
Yuan, Xiaoqing; Chittajallu, Ramesh; Belachew, Shibeshih ULg et al

in Journal of Neuroscience Research (2002), 70(4), 529-45

We generated a transgenic mouse expressing the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) under the control of the 2'-3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase (CNP) promoter. EGFP(+) cells were visualized ... [more ▼]

We generated a transgenic mouse expressing the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) under the control of the 2'-3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase (CNP) promoter. EGFP(+) cells were visualized in live tissue throughout embryonic and postnatal development. Immunohistochemical analysis in brain tissue and in sciatic nerve demonstrated that EGFP expression was restricted to cells of the oligodendrocyte and Schwann cell lineages. EGFP was also strongly expressed in "adult" oligodendrocyte progenitors (OPs) and in gray matter oligodendrocytes. Fluorescence-activated cell sorting allowed high-yield purification of EGFP(+) oligodendrocyte-lineage cells from transgenic brains. Electrophysiological patch clamp recordings of EGFP(+) cells in situ demonstrated that OP cells displayed large outward tetraethylammonium (TEA)-sensitive K(+) currents and very small inward currents, whereas mature oligodendrocytes were characterized by expression of large inward currents and small outward K(+) currents. The proliferation rate of EGFP(+) cells in developing white matter decreased with the age of the animals and was strongly inhibited by TEA. Oligodendrocyte development and physiology can be studied in live tissue of CNP-EGFP transgenic mice, which represent a source of pure EGFP(+) oligodendrocyte-lineage cells throughout development. [less ▲]

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See detailA role for the Clostridium perfringens beta 2 toxin in bovine enterotoxaemia?
Manteca, Christophe; Daube, Georges ULg; Jauniaux, Thierry ULg et al

in Veterinary Microbiology (2002), 86(3), 191-202

Non-enterotoxigenic type A Clostridium perfringens are associated with bovine enterotoxaemia, but the alpha toxin is not regarded as responsible for the production of typical lesions of necrotic and ... [more ▼]

Non-enterotoxigenic type A Clostridium perfringens are associated with bovine enterotoxaemia, but the alpha toxin is not regarded as responsible for the production of typical lesions of necrotic and haemorrhagic enteritis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the putative role of the more recently described beta2 toxin. Seven hundred and fourteen non-enterotoxigenic type A C. perfringens isolated from 133 calves with lesions of enterotoxaemia and high clostridial cell counts (study population) and 386 isolated from a control population of 87 calves were tested by a colony hybridisation assay for the beta2 toxin. Two hundred and eighteen (31%) C perfringens isolated from 83 calves (62%) of the study population and 113 (29%) C. perfringens isolated from 51 calves (59%) of the control population tested positive with the beta2 probe. Pure and mixed cultures of four C perfringens (one alpha+beta2+, one alpha+enterotoxin-1 and two alpha+) were tested in the ligated loop assay in one calf. Macroscopic haemorrhages of the intestinal wall, necrosis and haemorrhages of the intestinal content, and microscopic lesions of necrosis and polymorphonuclear and mononuclear cell infiltration of the intestinal villi were more pronounced in loops inoculated with the a and beta2-toxigenic C. perfringens isolate. These results suggest in vivo synergistic role of the alpha and beta2 toxins in the production of necrotic and haemorrhagic lesions of the small intestine in cases of bovine enterotoxaemia. However, isolation of beta2-toxigenic C. perfringens does not confirm the clinical diagnosis of bovine enterotoxaemia and a clostridial cell counts must still be performed. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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