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See detailMitochondrial Asparaginyl-Trna Synthetase Is Encoded By The Yeast Nuclear Gene Ycr24c
Landrieu, I.; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Hartlein, M. et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1997), 243(1-2),

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See detailDidactique du latin et observation statistique
Denooz, Joseph ULg

in Euphrosyne (1997)

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See detailOptimisation et application de la RAPD (random amplified polymorphic DNA) dans un programme de selection recurrente chez le cotonnier (Gossypium spp.).
Vroh Bi, I.; Du Jardin, Patrick ULg; Mergeai, Guy ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (1997), 1(2),

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See detailRheinische Wortgeographie. Karten des Rheinischen Wörterbuchs und ihre computative Auswertung. Teil II
Möller, Robert ULg

in Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter (1997), 61

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See detailSoil Solution Nitrogen and Cations Influenced by (NH4)2SO4 Deposition in a Coniferous Forest
Carnol, Monique ULg; Ineson, Phil; Dickinson, A. L.

in Environmental Pollution (1997), 97(1-2), 1-10

The effects of chronically enhanced (NH(4))(2)SO(4) deposition on ion concentrations in soil solution and ionic fluxes were investigated in a Picea abies plot at Grizedale forest, NW England. Soil cores ... [more ▼]

The effects of chronically enhanced (NH(4))(2)SO(4) deposition on ion concentrations in soil solution and ionic fluxes were investigated in a Picea abies plot at Grizedale forest, NW England. Soil cores closed at the base and containing a ceramic suction cup sampler were 'roofed' and watered every 2 weeks with bulk throughfall collected in the field. Treatments consisted of the inclusion of living roots from mature trees in the lysimeters and increasing (NH(4))(2)SO(4) deposition (NS treatment) to ambient + 75 kg N ha(-1) a(-1). Rainfall, throughfall and soil solutions were collected every 2 weeks during 18 months, and analysed for major cations and anions. NO(3)(-) fluxes significantly increased following NS treatment, and were balanced by increased Al(3+) losses. Increased SO(4)(2-) concentrations played a minor role in controlling soil solution cation concentrations. The soil exchange complex was dominated by Al and, during the experimental period, cores of all treatments 'switched' from Ca(2+) to Al(3+) leaching, leading to mean [Formula: see text] molar ratios in soil solution of NS treated cores of 0.24. The experiment confirmed that the most sensitive soils to acidification (through deposition or changing environmental conditions) are those with low base saturation, and with a pH in the lower Ca, or Al buffer ranges. [less ▲]

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See detailProprietes interfaciales des films de gluten de farines de qualites boulangeres differentes.
Balla, A.; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Razafindralambo, Hary ULg et al

in Sciences des Aliments (1997), 17(3), 271-278

Interfacial properties of gluten proteins are important in determining flour breadmaking quality especially the gas bubbles stability in dough, which influences the loaf volume and crumb texture. The ... [more ▼]

Interfacial properties of gluten proteins are important in determining flour breadmaking quality especially the gas bubbles stability in dough, which influences the loaf volume and crumb texture. The interfacial properties of gluten extracted from four commercial flours have been studied. The behaviour of gluten monolayer spread at the air-water interface is influenced by the gliadins/glutenins ratio. Films of gluten extracted from flours with high gliadins/glutenins ratio spread more quickly, present a higher stability (Pi c) and are more resistant under high compression. [less ▲]

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See detailNote sous Cassation, 7 mai 1996
Orban, Lionel ULg

in Actualités du Droit (1997)

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Durand, Pascal ULg

in Liège Université (1997), (Automne), 15

Compte rendu de J.-A. Rondal et J.-P. Thibaut, Psychologie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent, Bruxelles, Labor, 1997

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See detailPemphigus foliacé dans l'espèce équine : synthèse et description de 2 cas.
Amory, Hélène ULg; Beco, Luc; Desmecht, Daniel ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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See detailJustinien et la langue latine. A propos d'un prétendu oracle rendu à Romulus d'après Jean le Lydien
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Byzantinische Zeitschrift (1997), 90(2), 413-415

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See detailDevelopment of a positron emission tomography radiopharmaceutical for imaging thymidine kinase gene expression : Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of 9-{3-[18F] Fluoro-1-hydroxy-2-propoxymethyl guanine
Monclus, Michel; Luxen, André ULg; Cool, Vincent et al

in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters (1997), 7(14), 1879-1882

9-[(3-fluoro-1-hydroxy-2-propoxy)methyl]guanine (FHPG) 2 has been labeled with fluorine-18 and evaluated in vitro as a potential radiotracer for mapping gene expression in vivo with positron emission ... [more ▼]

9-[(3-fluoro-1-hydroxy-2-propoxy)methyl]guanine (FHPG) 2 has been labeled with fluorine-18 and evaluated in vitro as a potential radiotracer for mapping gene expression in vivo with positron emission tomography (PET). [less ▲]

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See detailThe Penicillin sensory transducer, blar, involved in the inducibility of beta-lactamase synthesis in bacillus licheniformis is embedded in the plasma membrane via a four-alpha-helix bundle
Hardt, Karin; Joris, Bernard ULg; Lepage, Sophie et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1997), 23(5), 935-944

Prediction studies, conformational analyses and membrane-topology mapping lead to the conclusion that the penicillin sensory transducer, BlaR, involved in the inducibility of beta-lactamase synthesis in ... [more ▼]

Prediction studies, conformational analyses and membrane-topology mapping lead to the conclusion that the penicillin sensory transducer, BlaR, involved in the inducibility of beta-lactamase synthesis in Bacillus licheniformis, is embedded in the plasma membrane bilayer via four transmembrane segments TM1-TM4 that forma four-alpha-helix bundle. The extracellular 262-amino-acid-residue polypeptide, S340-R601, that is fused at the carboxy end of TM4, possesses the amino acid sequence signature of a penicilloyl serine transferase. It probably functions as penicillin sensor. As an independent entity, this polypeptide behaves as a high-affinity penicillin-binding protein. As a component of the full-size BlaR, it adopts a different conformation presumably because of interactions with the extracellular 63-amino-acid-residue P53-S115 loop that connects TM2 and TM3. Reception of the penicillin-induced signal requires a precise conformation of the sensor but it does not involve penicilloylation of the serine residue S402 of motif STYK. Signal transmission through the plasma membrane by the four-alpha-helix bundle may proceed in a way comparable to that of the aspartate receptor, Tar. Signal emission in the cytosol by the intracellular 189-amino-acid-residue Y134-K322 loop that connects TM3 and TM4, may proceed via the activation of a putative metallopeptidase. [less ▲]

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See detailInventaire forestier régional et applications cartographiques.
Rondeux, Jacques ULg; George, B.; Lecomte, Hugues

in Silva Belgica (1997), 104(3),

Il est pratiquement possible de représenter, par voie cartographique, tous les résultats issus d'un inventaire réalisé par échantillonnage, que ce soit en termes de variables quantitatives réparties en ... [more ▼]

Il est pratiquement possible de représenter, par voie cartographique, tous les résultats issus d'un inventaire réalisé par échantillonnage, que ce soit en termes de variables quantitatives réparties en classes d'amplitudes fixées ou de variables qualitatives codées sur une échelle de valeurs prédéfinie. A la condition d'être de type systématique [RONDEUX, 1993], cet échantillonnage assure une représentation cartographique homogène d'autant plus fine, lisible et fiable que la maille définissant l'emplacement des unités de sondage est dense et que la variabilité de l'élément ou de la variable à illustrer est faible. La localisation géographique de l'information, en particulier forestière, permet de donner une autre dimension aux résultats et offre d'évidentes perspectives de valorisation de ceux-ci, en particulier lorsqu'il s'agit de problèmes relevant de la gestion de l'espace et de stratégies touchant son organisation à une large échelle. Ces propos sont illustrés par la réalisation de cartes relatives à une situation photographiée par le premier inventaire forestier wallon mis en oeuvre [RONDEUX, 1988] entre 1980 et 1984. Elles concernent, à titre d'exemple et compte tenu des contraintes exposées au paragraphe 2, la répartition entre propriétés publiques et privées, les types de peuplement (feuillus ou résineux) et la structure de ceux-ci, les volumes à l'hectare de la totalité du matériel ligneux vivant et les niveaux de productivité des peuplements d'épicéa commun. Nous envisagerons sur un plan général le type de relations unissant un inventaire par échantillonnage à une représentation cartographique thématique (paragraphe 2), nous présenterons ensuite les documents proposés après avoir précisé la définition aussi stricte que possible des variables entrant en ligne de compte (paragraphe 3) avant de terminer par une brève conclusion (paragraphe 4). [less ▲]

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See detailObesity and nutrition. The Belgian Luxembourg Child Study.
Guillaume, Michèle ULg; Lapidus, L.; Beckers, F. et al

in Obesity Research (1997)

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See detailAre temperature-induced early changes in auxin and polyamine levels related to flowering in Phalaenopsis?
Fouche, J. G.; Jouve, L.; Hausman, J. F. et al

in Journal of Plant Physiology (1997), 150(1-2), 232-234

Phalaenopsis plants flowered 3 1/4 months after passing from a 24/22 °C day/night to a 22/17°C regime without changing the photoperiod (12:12). The new thermoperiodic treatment induced rapid IAA ... [more ▼]

Phalaenopsis plants flowered 3 1/4 months after passing from a 24/22 °C day/night to a 22/17°C regime without changing the photoperiod (12:12). The new thermoperiodic treatment induced rapid IAA fluctuations (with a significant peaking between day 2 and day 5), and about the same fluctuation for putrescine. Since flowering occurred much later and because quite similar results were observed during plant cold acclimation, the relationships of the biochemical changes registered with flowering induction were questioned. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of bisphosphonates in the treatment of osteoporosis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Halkin, V.; Gosset, Christiane ULg et al

in Drugs of Today (Barcelona, Spain : 1998) (1997), 33

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See detailRecommandations pour la prévention de l’infection tuberculeuse dans les institutions de soins
Gosset, Christiane ULg; Prignot, J.; Schandevyl, W. et al

in Revue de l’Association Belge des Technologues de Laboratoire = Tijdschrift van de Belgische Vereniging van Laboratoriumtechnologen (1997), 24(1), 50-56

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See detailExtensive Ulcerative Colitis and Extraintestinal Manifestations in a Patient with Hiv Infection and Significant Cd4 T-Cell Lymphopenia
Louis, Edouard ULg; Moutschen, Michel ULg; de Marneffe, Pierre et al

in Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique (1997), 21(11), 884-7

We report a heterosexual patient with HIV infection and a CD4 T-cell count of 0.45 x 10(9)/L who developed mild ulcerative proctitis, sacroileitis and oligoarthiritis. While he was treated with 5 ... [more ▼]

We report a heterosexual patient with HIV infection and a CD4 T-cell count of 0.45 x 10(9)/L who developed mild ulcerative proctitis, sacroileitis and oligoarthiritis. While he was treated with 5-aminosalicylic enemas, the patient rapidly developed severe pancolitis. An emergency colectomy without procetectomy was performed. A few months later, he suffered recurrence of ulcerative proctitis, aggravation of arthritic pain and developed anterior uveitis. All symptoms disappeared after proctectomy. There was no evidence for opportunistic infection or Kaposi's sarcoma. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies were positive and the HLA-B27 antigen was present. CD4 counts were lower during the phases of active disease than during remission. This case demonstrates that severe ulcerative colitis can occur in the presence of moderate T-cell defects. In view of a recent report of remission of Crohn's disease under comparable circumstances, it is possible that the extent of T-cell involvement in both diseases is radically different. [less ▲]

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See detailA propos d'un cas de rupture myocardique dans un traumatisme thoracique ferme.
Demarche, M.; SakalihasanN, Natzi ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(2), 105-9

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See detailElectrospray Mass Spectrometry Study of Selective Complexes of Polyammonium Macrotricyclic Ligands with Dicarboxylic Acids
Collette, Caroline ULg; Meunier, Cécile; De Pauw, Edwin ULg et al

in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry : RCM (1997), 11

Macrocyclic and macropolycyclic polyammonium host molecules have been shown to complex a variety of inorganic and organic anions strongly and selectively. The selectivity of the complexation depends on ... [more ▼]

Macrocyclic and macropolycyclic polyammonium host molecules have been shown to complex a variety of inorganic and organic anions strongly and selectively. The selectivity of the complexation depends on the substrate lenght and on the size of the host cavity of the macrocycle. We describe in this article the analysis of the complexation of dicarboxylic acid substrates by a macrotricyclic host using electrospray mass spectrometry. [less ▲]

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See detailEtablissement d'un plan volontaire de contrôle de la rhinotrachéite infectieuse bovine en région wallonne de Belgique
De Wergifosse, Bertrand; Lemaire, Mylène; Pastoret, Paul-Pierre ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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See detailNumerical simulation of a quantum particle in a box
Hermann, Raphaël ULg

in Journal of Physics : A Mathematical & General (1997), 30(11), 3967-3975

It is shown how one can get numerical prediction of quantum mechanical particle behaviour without using the Schrodinger equation. The main steps of this development are the non-differentiability ... [more ▼]

It is shown how one can get numerical prediction of quantum mechanical particle behaviour without using the Schrodinger equation. The main steps of this development are the non-differentiability hypothesis, the equations of motion entailed by this hypothesis, and the numerical formulation of a simple one-dimensional problem: the particle in a box. [less ▲]

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See detailMemory kernels and effective Hamiltonians from time dependent methods. I. Predissociation with a curve crossing
Desouter, Michèle ULg; Liévin, Jacques

in Journal of Chemical Physics (1997), 107

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See detailComplexation of uranyl ion by polyvinylimidazole: Electrochemical preparation and leaching tests investigations
Martinot, Lucien; Leroy, D.; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

in Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry (1997), 224(1-2), 71-76

In this work, we intend to check the claims of an U.S. Patent (Westinghouse E.C.) which describes an original treatment for low level activity radioactive wastes. The process deals with electrochemical ... [more ▼]

In this work, we intend to check the claims of an U.S. Patent (Westinghouse E.C.) which describes an original treatment for low level activity radioactive wastes. The process deals with electrochemical preparation of polyvinylimidazole (PVI) which is a polymer capable of complexing uranyl ions. We confirm the complexation of uranyl ions by PVI in various media by FT-IR and UV-Visible analysis but all these complexes were found to be soluble in water so we put forward new complexes with an additional polymer to shape out insoluble complex. Leaching tests demonstrate the efficiency of our process. [less ▲]

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See detailFin du Millénaire - fin de l'Agriculture
Schirmer, Jacek; Schmitz, Serge ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1997), 33

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See detailFatal Mural Endocarditis and Cutaneous Botryomycosis after Heart Transplantation
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Demoulin, J. C.; Pierard, Gérald ULg et al

in American Journal of Dermatopathology (1997), 19(6), 602-5

Fatal mural endocarditis and botryomycosis occurred concurrently in a 62-year-old women 4 months after orthotopic heart transplantation. Subsequent to mild mitral regurgitation, infection developed on a ... [more ▼]

Fatal mural endocarditis and botryomycosis occurred concurrently in a 62-year-old women 4 months after orthotopic heart transplantation. Subsequent to mild mitral regurgitation, infection developed on a left atrial thrombus and was complicated by cerebral embolization. Simultaneously, skin nodules manifested on both forearms. Histologic examination revealed typical aspects of early evolving botryomycosis with massive infiltration of the dermis and hypodermis by necrotic granulomas framed by grains of Gram-positive coccoid forms. Bacteria were decorated by a nonspecific polyclonal antibody to Mycobacterium bovis. [less ▲]

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See detailUne maison médiévale à Dinant
Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg

in Annales de la Société Archéologique de Namur (1997), 71

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See detailSoluble and cell-associated transferrin receptor in lung cancer.
Dowlati, A.; Loo; Bury, Thierry ULg et al

in British Journal of Cancer (1997), 75(12), 1802-6

The expression of transferrin receptor (TfR) has been identified in many malignant tumours. In lung cancer, lymphoma and breast cancer, it has been shown that the expression of TfR correlates with tumour ... [more ▼]

The expression of transferrin receptor (TfR) has been identified in many malignant tumours. In lung cancer, lymphoma and breast cancer, it has been shown that the expression of TfR correlates with tumour differentiation, probably implying some prognostic value. A soluble form of TfR (sTfR) in human serum has been shown to be proportional to the number of cellular TfRs. Based on these data we examined the utility of measuring sTfR in the serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of patients with lung cancer (n = 32) and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (n = 22). BAL fluid was centrifuged to separate the supernatant from the cellular component. Cells were lysed in a detergent and cell-associated TfR was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and expressed as ng 10(-6) cells in this cellular component. There was no difference in serum sTfR between the cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) groups. A higher level of cell-associated TfR was found in BAL of non-small-cell lung cancer patients than in COPD patients (P = 0.01). The calculated number of TfR molecules per cell in BAL correlated positively with the percentage of macrophages in BAL (P < 0.0001), suggesting that cell-associated TfR in BAL originates primarily from macrophages in this fluid. No correlation existed between BAL cell-associated TfR and tumour size, nodal status, the presence of metastases and serum sTfR. BAL cell-associated TfR was negatively correlated with BAL supernatant neuron-specific enolase (NSE) (P = 0.01). A combination of BAL supernatant NSE and cell-associated TfR detected lung cancer with a sensitivity of 91%, a specificity of 59% and positive and negative predictive values of 81% and 71% respectively. In conclusion, BAL cell-associated TfR may help in the differential diagnosis of lung cancer vs pneumonia. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence For The Assignment Of Two Strains Of Splv To The Genus Potyvirus Based On Coat Protein And 3' Non-Coding Region Sequence Data
Colinet, Dominique; Kummert, Jean; Lepoivre, Philippe ULg

in Virus Research (1997), 49(1), 91-100

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See detailAllozyme diversity and genetic structure in South - Western populations of Heather, Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull
Mahy, Grégory ULg; Vekemans, Xavier; Jacquemart, Anne Laure et al

in New Phytologist (1997), 137

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See detailFusion Of Bovine Leukemia Virus With Target Cells Monitored By R18 Fluorescence And Pcr Assays
Zarkik, S.; Defrisequertain, F.; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Journal of Virology (1997), 71(1),

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See detailPresbyphonia voice differencies between the secties in the elderly. comparison by maximum phonation time, phonation quotient and spectral analysis
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Jamart, Jacques; Boucquey, Donatienne et al

in Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology (1997), 22

This study of 40 elderly subjects (30 women and 10 men) between the ages of 70 to 90, attempts to qualify and quantify their voices and to compare the results with a young population and to establish any ... [more ▼]

This study of 40 elderly subjects (30 women and 10 men) between the ages of 70 to 90, attempts to qualify and quantify their voices and to compare the results with a young population and to establish any differences between the two sexes. The measurements concerned the Vital Capacity (VC), the Maximum Phonation Time (MPT) and the Phonation Quotient (PQ). The equivalent values for a young population were compiled from the literature. Spectral voice analysis was also included in the study. The mean speaking fundamental frequency (Fo) of the voice changes with age; it increases in men and decreases in women (158 Hz in elderly men vs a normal value of 120 Hz; 205 Hz in elderly women vs a normal value of 225 Hz). Ageing influences the vital capacity to the advantage of men (median VC = 2.61 vs 1.61 in elderly men and women, respectively). For sustaining a vowel a, the Maximum Phonation Time (MPT) is significantly better in elderly men (median MPT = 16 sec in elderly men and 12 sec for women). Phonation Quotient does not differ significantly between sexes (median PQ = 153 ml/sec in elderly men and 152 ml/sec in elderly women). Although, the physical capacity of elderly women decreases, their vocal output remains very good when compared to young women. In elderly men, however, there is a phonation quotient decrease of 25 per cent compared to young men. [less ▲]

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See detailPerspective in the treatment of insulin resistance.
Scheen, André ULg

in Human Reproduction (1997), 12 Suppl 1

Improving the action of insulin is a relatively new concept in therapy. It should, however, become more and more important because of the rapid expansion of the insulin resistance syndrome (including ... [more ▼]

Improving the action of insulin is a relatively new concept in therapy. It should, however, become more and more important because of the rapid expansion of the insulin resistance syndrome (including upper body adiposity, glucose intolerance, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, etc.) in industrialized countries and its dramatic consequences for public health. Insulin sensitivity can be improved by non-pharmacological means, essentially reduction of excessive body weight, promotion of regular physical activity and modification of dietary habits, as well as, possibly, cessation of smoking and correction of subclinical magnesium deficiency. Currently available pharmacological means mainly include the biguanide compound metformin and possibly anti-obesity agents, such as (d-) fenfluramine, fluoxetine and benfluorex. New compounds aiming at improving the action of insulin are in development, especially the thiazolidinedione derivatives (e.g. troglitazone), known as 'insulin sensitizers'. Treatment of insulin resistance may have important gynaecological applications, essentially in polycystic ovary syndrome and, possibly, after menopause. Hopefully, improving insulin sensitivity could ameliorate the cardiovascular prognosis of numerous individuals having some or all components of insulin resistance syndrome. [less ▲]

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See detailThe relationship between ovarian vascularity and the duration of stimulation in in-vitro fertilization.
Bassil, Salim; Wyns, Christine; Toussaint-Demylle, Dominique et al

in Human Reproduction (1997), 12(6), 1240-5

The role of transvaginal pulsed colour Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of ovarian vascularity was studied in 196 in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The changes in ovarian blood flow after ... [more ▼]

The role of transvaginal pulsed colour Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of ovarian vascularity was studied in 196 in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The changes in ovarian blood flow after gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) down-regulation and human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG) stimulation were determined. The data obtained showed that the ovarian blood flow was significantly improved by oestradiol secretion (P = 0.05) and human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) administration (P = 0.003). Folliculogenesis was affected by blood flow supply. The resistance index (RI) value was significantly different (P = 0.05) according to the duration of ovarian stimulation. Patients with a mean RI value >0.56 had a longer stimulation with a significantly lower mean number of oocytes retrieved (P = 0.01) despite the administration of a standard dose of HMG. The RI value is a good indicator of modifications in ovarian vascularization during stimulation. Doppler blood flow measurement could be used to determine the optimal timing for the beginning of HMG administration in patients undergoing ovarian stimulation after down-regulation for IVF treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailHerpesvirus Of Turkeys Homologue Of Hsv Vp16 Is Structurally Related To Varicella Zoster Virus Trans-Inducing Protein Encoded By Orf 10
Kopacek, J.; Zelnik, V.; Brasseur, Robert ULg et al

in Virus Genes (1997), 15(1), 45-52

Expression of the immediate-early genes of alpha-herpesviruses is stimulated by a family of trans-inducing factors represented by VP16 of HSV-1 and ORF10 gene product of VZV. We have identified and ... [more ▼]

Expression of the immediate-early genes of alpha-herpesviruses is stimulated by a family of trans-inducing factors represented by VP16 of HSV-1 and ORF10 gene product of VZV. We have identified and determined the nucleotide sequence of the UL48 gene encoding the herpesvirus of turkeys (HVT) homologue of HSV VP16. The gene maps to the BamHI-J fragment and appears to be expressed in a form of bicistronic transcript together with UL49. The deduced amino acid sequence of the protein encoded by HVT UL48 gene shows 55% identity with MDV UL48 gene product. Like the majority of related proteins in other alpha-herpesviruses, the protein encoded by HVT UL48 gene lacks the acidic C-terminal tail, known to possess the transactivation capacity of HSV VP16. Hydrophobic cluster analysis has revealed that its predicted domain composition is closely related to the transactivator protein encoded by ORF10 of VZV. However, the putative amino-terminal activation domain of the HVT homologue of HSV VP16 does not contain a typical horseshoe-like hydrophobic cluster found in other alpha-herpesvirus homologues, suggesting either that it acts as a transactivator via a different activation domain or that its transactivation potential is diminished. [less ▲]

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See detailDe différences en disparités : les effets d'un système éducatif 'non compréhensif'
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Scientia Paedagogica Experimentalis (1997), XXXIV(2), 267-281

Cet article examine, à travers le cas de la Communauté française de Belgique, les liens entre l'organisation du système éducatif au début du secondaire (présence de redoublements ou promotion automatique ... [more ▼]

Cet article examine, à travers le cas de la Communauté française de Belgique, les liens entre l'organisation du système éducatif au début du secondaire (présence de redoublements ou promotion automatique, organisation en tronc commun ou en filières, présence ou non d'une carte scolaire) et différents indices de performance ou d'équité : performances moyennes en lecture à un test international comparatif, degré d'hétérogénéité des performances entre élèves, disparités de rendement selon l'établissement ou la filière fréquenté(e). Les résultats montrent que le redoublement, largement pratiqué en Communauté française de Belgique, ne débouche ni sur des meilleures performances, ni sur une réduction sensible des disparités entre élèves. L'absence de tronc commun et de sectorisation engendre en outre de fortes disparités selon la filière et selon l'établissement fréquenté. Le premier degré du secondaire de la Communauté française, organisé en système 'non compréhensif', semble ainsi de nature à amplifier plutôt qu'à corriger les inégalités entre élèves issus du primaire. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationships of growth hormone gene and milk protein polymorphisms to milk production traits in Simmental cattle
Falaki, M.; Prandi, A.; Corradini, C. et al

in Journal of Dairy Research (1997), 64(1), 47-56

The importance of milk proteins and the positive effect of administration of growth hormone (GH) on milk production, and the presence in some dairy cattle lines of greater GH concentrations prompted us to ... [more ▼]

The importance of milk proteins and the positive effect of administration of growth hormone (GH) on milk production, and the presence in some dairy cattle lines of greater GH concentrations prompted us to examine the presence of restriction fragment length polymorphism at the GH gene using the restriction enzyme TaqI and to investigate associations between this polymorphism in Simmental cows and bulls, as well as milk protein variants in Simmental cows, and milk production traits. Blood and milk were sampled from 279 Italian Simmental cows and semen was collected from 148 bulls of the same breed. Two fragment bands, denoted A and B, of 6200 and 5200 bp respectively, were examined and three patterns, AA, AB and BB, were found in both animal samples. All variants previously reported in other studies, for kappa, beta, and alpha(s1)-caseins, and beta-lactoglobulin, were found in the cows' samples. For the cows' samples, a BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Predictor) analysis of results was performed using a REML (Restricted Maximum Likelihood) program and known heritabilities, whereas for bulls we have performed a General Linear Model analysis. The effect of GH gene polymorphism, using TaqI restriction enzyme, on milk production traits was not significant, but bulls of BB pattern had a higher breeding value for milk yield than AA bulls (P < 0.05). For the kappa-casein genotypic effects, cows of AB genotype gave milli with 1.53+/-0.70 g/kg less fat than cows of AA genotype. In addition, breeding values for milk protein content were significantly higher in BB bulls, with 0.87+/-0.32 and 0.71+/-0.34 g/kg more milk protein than AA and AB bulls respectively. Thus, our results revealed a GH gene polymorphism and indicated significant effects of milk protein polymorphisms on milk production traits in the Italian Simmental breed. [less ▲]

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See detailLe médicament du mois - Le Valaciclovir (Zelitrex)
Pierard, Gérald ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(8), 553-555

Un progrès important vient d'être réalisé dans le traitement du zona. Le valaciclovir (Zelitrex) est un nouveau médicament oral qui est en fait un précurseur de l'aciclovir. Sa biodisponibilité supérieure ... [more ▼]

Un progrès important vient d'être réalisé dans le traitement du zona. Le valaciclovir (Zelitrex) est un nouveau médicament oral qui est en fait un précurseur de l'aciclovir. Sa biodisponibilité supérieure à celle de l'aciclovir est à l'origine d'un progrès thérapeutique majeur dans la prise en charge du zona cutané chez des sujets immunocompétents de plus de 50 ans et du zona ophtalmique quel que soit l'âge du sujet. Le valaciclovir réduit tant la prévalence que la sévérité des douleurs associées au zona. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelques données inédites sur l'accroissement des peuplements de hêtre en Région wallonne.
Rondeux, Jacques ULg; Lecomte, H.; Florkin, P. et al

in Silva Belgica (1997), 104(5), 7-14

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See detailEssai comparatif de deux antalgiques, la floctafénine et le paracétamol, au cours de l’arthrose des membres inférieurs
Lequesne, M; Fannius, J; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (1997), 64(5), 349-355

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See detailMotivation des jeunes à la pratique des activités physiques et sportives
Ledent, Maryse; Cloes, Marc ULg; Onofre, C. Jordan et al

in Sport (1997), 159/160

Nombreux sont ceux qui attribuent une importance capitale aux motivations à la participation des jeunes au sport. En effet, les modalités de pratique et la qualité des expériences vécues dans le domaine ... [more ▼]

Nombreux sont ceux qui attribuent une importance capitale aux motivations à la participation des jeunes au sport. En effet, les modalités de pratique et la qualité des expériences vécues dans le domaine des activités physiques et sportives exerceraient de profonds effets dans la perspective d'un style de vie actif et sain à l'âge adulte. Cette croyance, bien établie chez les éducateurs physiques et les partisans du sport, doit néanmoins être prise avec beaucoup de prudence lorsque l'on considère les résultats des études longitudinales. ... [less ▲]

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See detailOzone-Induced Stimulation of Pulmonary Sympathetic Fibers: A Protective Mechanism against Edema
Delaunois, Annie ULg; Segura, P.; Dessy, Cécile ULg et al

in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (1997), 147(1), 71-82

Tropospheric ozone exerts well-described toxic effects on the respiratory tract. Less documented, by contrast, is the ability of ozone to induce protective mechanisms against agents that are toxic to the ... [more ▼]

Tropospheric ozone exerts well-described toxic effects on the respiratory tract. Less documented, by contrast, is the ability of ozone to induce protective mechanisms against agents that are toxic to the lungs. In particular, interactions between ozone and the sympathetic nervous system have never been considered. Using a model of permeability edema in isolated perfused rabbit lungs, we report here that, immediately after exposure of rabbits to 0.4 ppm ozone for 4 hr, the pulmonary microvascular responses to acetylcholine and substance P are completely blocked. Several lines of evidence, including partial inhibition of the ozone-induced protective effect by several drugs (alpha2- and beta-adrenergic antagonists, neuropeptide Y antagonist, guanethidine), measured levels of released catecholamines in blood and urine and the in vitro response of isolated lungs exposed to 0.4 ppm ozone all seem to suggest that ozone can stimulate pulmonary adrenergic fibers and induce the local release of catecholamines and neuropeptide Y, this resulting in transient protection against pulmonary edema. We also showed that, 48 hr after the exposure, ozone increased the baseline microvascular permeability and the response to low concentrations of acetylcholine [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of whole milk in diet of growing fattening Belgian Blue bulls on animal performances and on fatty acid composition in subcutaneous, intermuscular and intramuscular fats
Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg; Clinquart, Antoine ULg; Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg et al

in Livestock Production Science (1997), 48

Influence of milk in diet of growing fattening Belgian Blue bulls on animal performances and on fatty acid composition in subcutaneous, intermuscular and intramuscular fats. The use of milk as component ... [more ▼]

Influence of milk in diet of growing fattening Belgian Blue bulls on animal performances and on fatty acid composition in subcutaneous, intermuscular and intramuscular fats. The use of milk as component of a fattening diet for bulls was studied in an experiment carried-out over 2 years with Belgian Blue bulls. The animals weighed 305 kg at the beginning of the experiment. In all, 15 bulls were given a control concentrate fattening diet (control group, CG), while 11 others were fed concentrate plus 6.5 to 11 1 whole milk per day according to weight or age (milk group, MG). The fattening period lasted for 174 and 181 d respectively in groups CG and MG. The MG-group had a higher killing-out percentage (P < 0.01) and the meat was characterized by a lower b* value and a lower dry matter content (P < 0.1). Whole milk in the diet increased the proportion of shorter chain and saturated fatty acids in fat (P < 0.001) and reduced the proportion of mono- and polyunsaturated acids (P < 0.05; P < 0.1). The extent of the changes were larger in subcutaneous and intermuscular fats than in intramuscular fat. [less ▲]

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See detailLinear Benard-Marangoni instability in rigid circular containers
Dauby, Pierre ULg; Lebon, Georgy ULg; Bouhy, E.

in Physical Review. E : Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics (1997), 56(1), 520-530

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See detailLuteinizing hormone increases the abundance of various transcripts, independently of the androgens, in the rat prostate.
Reiter, E.; Poncin, Joseph ULg; Hennuy, Benoît ULg et al

in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1997), 233(1), 108-12

Differential display analysis was carried out to find, in the rat prostate, genes that could be regulated by Luteinizing Hormone (LH), independently of the androgens. Hypophysectomized and castrated adult ... [more ▼]

Differential display analysis was carried out to find, in the rat prostate, genes that could be regulated by Luteinizing Hormone (LH), independently of the androgens. Hypophysectomized and castrated adult rats were treated with either LH, testosterone or saline. Regulated discrete bands have been eluted and reamplified. After Northern blotting, the levels of mRNA corresponding to 8 PCR fragments were significantly increased by LH treatment. None of these inserts were found to be induced by testosterone. One insert was subcloned, sequenced and identified as the ribosomial protein S 23. A competitive RT-PCR assay was carried out on the full length S 23 cDNA and confirmed that its mRNA levels were stimulated by LH but not by testosterone. These results strongly suggest that the LH membrane receptor, previously shown to be expressed in the rat prostate, has a physiological significance in this organ. Moreover, it appears that the effect of LH on the rat prostate are independent of the androgens. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Burden of Hypopituitarism in Adults after Pituitary Surgery
Van Roijen, L.; Beckers, Albert ULg; Stevenaert, Achille ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1997), 4(Suppl. B), 139-142

The burden of illness was assessed in 183 hypopituitary patients, with growth hormone deficiency, who had received pituitary surgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Belgium. The Short ... [more ▼]

The burden of illness was assessed in 183 hypopituitary patients, with growth hormone deficiency, who had received pituitary surgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Belgium. The Short-Form 36 (SF-36) was used to assess health status, and the Health and Labour Questionnaire was used to obtain data on production loss and reduced labout performance. Data on medical consumption were also collected. The overall response rate was 72 %. Hypopituitary patients reported a lower health status than that of the mean population in all but two dimensions of the SF-36 (bodily pain and physical functioning). A relativelu high percentage of hypopituitary patients reported being incapacitated for paid employment, and those in paid employment reported higher absence rates compared with reference data. However, while at work there was no indication that hypopituitary patients perform less well due to health problems than the average population. Healthcare costs for hypopituitary patients who had undergone pituitary surgery were higher than for the reference population. [less ▲]

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See detailLe traitement corticoïde dans les poussées de la maladie de Crohn de l'adulte
Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1997), 55

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See detailHuman TEF-5 is preferentially expressed in placenta and binds to multiple functional elements of the human chorionic somatomammotropin-B gene enhancer
Jacquemin, Patrick; Martial, Joseph ULg; Davidson, Irwin

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (1997), 272(20), 12928-37

We report the cloning of a cDNA encoding the human transcription factor hTEF-5, containing the TEA/ATTS DNA binding domain and related to the TEF family of transcription factors. hTEF-5 is expressed in ... [more ▼]

We report the cloning of a cDNA encoding the human transcription factor hTEF-5, containing the TEA/ATTS DNA binding domain and related to the TEF family of transcription factors. hTEF-5 is expressed in skeletal and cardiac muscle, but the strongest expression is observed in the placenta and in placenta-derived JEG-3 choriocarcinoma cells. In correlation with its placental expression, we show that hTEF-5 binds to several functional enhansons of the human chorionic somatomammotropin (hCS)-B gene enhancer. We define a novel functional element in this enhancer comprising tandemly repeated sites to which hTEF-5 binds cooperatively. In the corresponding region of the hCS-A enhancer, which is known to be inactive, this element is inactivated by a naturally occurring single base mutation that disrupts hTEF-5 binding. We further show that the binding of the previously described placental protein f/chorionic somatomammotropin enhancer factor-1 to TEF-binding sites is disrupted by monoclonal antibodies directed against the TEA domain and that this factor is a proteolytic degradation product of the TEF factors. These results strongly suggest that hTEF-5 regulates the activity of the hCS-B gene enhancer. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurements of the ground state ionization energy and wavelengths for the 1snp1P1 - 1s2 1S0(n=4-10) lines of O VII
Bartnik, A.; Biémont, Emile ULg; Dyakin, V. M. et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1997), 30

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See detailMoufang affine buildings have Moufang spherical buildings at infinity
Van Maldeghem, H.; Van Steen, Kristel ULg

in Glasgow Mathematical Journal (1997), 39(Part 3), 237-241

We show in a direct and elementary way that the spherical building at infinity of every rank 3 affine building which satisfies Tits' Moufang condition, is itself a Moufang building. This result is also ... [more ▼]

We show in a direct and elementary way that the spherical building at infinity of every rank 3 affine building which satisfies Tits' Moufang condition, is itself a Moufang building. This result is also true for higher rank affine buildings by Tits' classification [4]. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of Clostridium perfringens isolates from goats.
Phukan, A.; Dutta, G.-N.; Daube, Georges ULg et al

in Indian Veterinary Journal (The) (1997), 74

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See detailIn vivo binding of [F-18]altanserin to rat brain 5HT(2) receptors: A film and electronic autoradiographic study
Biver, Françoise; Lotstra, Françoise; Monclus, M. et al

in Nuclear Medicine and Biology (1997), 24(4), 357-360

To further validate its use in positron emission tomography (PET), we studied the binding of [18F]altanserin, a specific 5HT2 radioligand, in the rat brain using in vivo autoradiography. Distribution of ... [more ▼]

To further validate its use in positron emission tomography (PET), we studied the binding of [18F]altanserin, a specific 5HT2 radioligand, in the rat brain using in vivo autoradiography. Distribution of [18F]altanserin binding was comparable to the in vitro mapping of 5HT2 receptors reported in the literature. Selective displacers were used to test the reversibility and the selectivity of this radioligand. Specific binding of [18F]altanserin in the rat frontal cortex was quantified by direct counting with an electronic imaging system and by quantification on digitalized autoradiograms. Close results of about 30 pmol/g were obtained with both methods. Our data confirmed that [18F]altanserin is a valid tracer for 5HT2 receptors binding studies. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of diet and bST on mRNA for IGF-I binding proteins (BP)-2 and -3 in dairy cattle
Sharma, B. K.; Vandehaar, M. J.; Tucker, H. A. et al

in Journal of Dairy Science (1997), 80(suppl 1), 176

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See detailIdiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis mimicking multiple meningiomas: case report and review of the literature.
Deprez, Manuel ULg; Born, Jacques; Hauwaert, Cécile ULg et al

in Acta Neuropathologica (1997), 94(4), 385-9

A case of idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis with an unusual and misleading manifestation is reported. Computed tomography scan, angiographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings were ... [more ▼]

A case of idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis with an unusual and misleading manifestation is reported. Computed tomography scan, angiographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings were suggestive of multiple meningeal neoplasms and a correct diagnosis was made only after meningeal biopsy. This 44-year-old patient had a previous history of an ill-defined systemic disorder associating episcleritis, erythroderma nodosa and multiple peripheral arthritis. We review previous reports of idiopathic cranial pachymeningitis with emphasis on radiological investigation techniques, histopathology and possible dysimmune mechanisms of pathogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative cytokine production by in vitro stimulated mononucleated cells from cord blood and adult blood.
Sautois, Brieuc ULg; Fillet, Georges ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Experimental hematology (1997), 25(2), 103-8

Cord blood transplantations successfully reconstituted hemopoiesis in patients treated with myeloablative therapies. These transplantations were associated with a low rate of acute graft-versus-host ... [more ▼]

Cord blood transplantations successfully reconstituted hemopoiesis in patients treated with myeloablative therapies. These transplantations were associated with a low rate of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD), a major life-threatening complication of allo-transplantation. The physiopathology of aGVHD implies the recognition of host alloantigens by donor T cells but also involves a cytokine cascade. In this cascade, interleukin (IL)-1, IL-2, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) produced by donor T cells and monocytes/macrophages play a major effector role. Therefore, we investigated whether the lower percentage of aGVHD in cord blood transplants could be related to a lower ability to produce these cytokines in vitro compared with adult blood. Mononucleated cells (MNCs) isolated from term cord blood and adult peripheral blood were stimulated with a combination of lipopolysaccharide and phytohemaglutinin and incubated for 96 hours. Levels of IL-1beta, IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-6, TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma, and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) were measured in the supernatants after various times of incubation. The productions of IL-1beta, IL-6, and GM-CSF were similar in stimulated cord and adult blood and IL-3 levels, though lower and delayed in cord blood, were not statistically different. On the other hand, we found markedly lower levels of IFN-gamma, TNF-alpha, and IL-4 in cord blood throughout the incubation period. The stimulated levels of IL-2 were similar in cord and adult samples throughout the first 48 hours of incubation but became significantly lower in cord blood after 72 and 96 hours. We suggest that the cytokine production pattern that characterizes cord blood could provide an explanation for the lower occurence of aGVHD following cord blood transplants. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence for enhanced inflammatory cell activity, ICAM-1 expression and eosinophil chemotactic activity in the sputum of asthmatics.
Louis, Renaud ULg; Shute, J.; Biaggi, S. et al

in American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine (1997), 155(2), 466-472

We have applied the technique of sputum induction by hypertonic saline in asthmatics and nonatopic control subjects to study an array of indices of airway inflammation believed to be relevant to asthma ... [more ▼]

We have applied the technique of sputum induction by hypertonic saline in asthmatics and nonatopic control subjects to study an array of indices of airway inflammation believed to be relevant to asthma pathogenesis. Compatible with a central role for eosinophils and mast cells in asthma, sputum of asthmatic subjects contained increased numbers of eosinophils and levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and mast cell tryptase. Eosinophil numbers, and ECP and histamine levels correlated with the degree of methacholine airways responsiveness, and ECP, tryptase, and histamine correlated with raised concentrations of albumin. Using the micro-Boyden chamber technique eosinophil chemotactic activity was identified only in the sputum from asthmatics. The correlation between the raised levels of total IgA, IL- 8/IgA complexes, and tryptase and the degree of sputum eosinophilia and ECP levels, suggests possible mechanisms for eosinophil chemotaxis and activation in asthma. Row cytometric analysis of sputum lymphocytes showed an increase in CD4+ T cells and T cells expressing intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in asthma which, together with the finding of raised levels of soluble ICAM-1 in the sputum, indicates upregulation of this adhesion molecule. Finally, the proportion of CD16+ natural killer (NK) cells was reduced in the sputum of asthmatics. These observations highlight the importance of the airway inflammation in causing asthma and further confirm the usefulness of sputum induction as a tool in asthma research. [less ▲]

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See detailIA-2-autoantibodies complement GAD65-autoantibodies in new-onset IDDM patients and help predict impending diabetes in their siblings. The Belgian Diabetes Registry.
Gorus, F. K.; Goubert, P.; Semakula, C. et al

in Diabetologia (1997), 40(1), 95-9

IA-2 has been identified as an autoantigen that is recognized by immunoglobulins from insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients. Using a liquid phase radiobinding assay, we performed an IA-2-autoantibody ... [more ▼]

IA-2 has been identified as an autoantigen that is recognized by immunoglobulins from insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients. Using a liquid phase radiobinding assay, we performed an IA-2-autoantibody (IA-2-Ab) assay in 474 IDDM patients and 482 non-diabetic control subjects aged 0-3 years. IA-2-Ab were detected in 58% of the patients and 0.8% of control subjects. Their prevalence in patients was lower than that of islet cell autoantibodies (ICA; 73%) or glutamic acid decarboxylase (M(r) 65 kDa)-autoantibodies (GAD65-Ab; 82%) but higher than that of insulin autoantibodies (IAA; 42%). IA-2-Ab were more frequent in patients under age 20 years (70%) than between 20 and 40 years (45%; p < 0.001). In the whole IDDM group, 92% of patients were positive for at least one of the three molecular assays, which is higher than the positivity for the ICA assay (73%). Only 1% was negative in the molecular assays and positive in the ICA assay. IA-2-Ab levels were positively correlated with ICA titres (p < 0.001) and HLA DQ A1*0301-DQ B1*0.02 (p < 0.003) by multivariate analysis. In a group of 481 non-diabetic siblings (age 0-39 years) of IDDM patients only 7 were IA-2-Ab positive (1.5%). All seven were under age 20 years and positive for at least two other autoantibodies and for DQ A1*0301-DQB1*0302. Four of these seven developed IDDM during the 6-70-month follow-up period. The positive predictive value of IA-2-Ab (57%) was higher than that of ICA, GAD65-Ab or IAA alone, or in combination (< or = 20%) but these calculations are restricted by the relatively short observation period and the small number of cases. The only IA-2-Ab-negative case of pre-diabetes was also negative for IAA and GAD65-Ab, while it was strongly positive for ICA. In conclusion, IA-2-Ab show a high diagnostic specificity for IDDM and are predictive markers of impending diabetes in siblings of patients. In combination with other molecular antibody assays they may replace ICA testing in future. Our data also indicate that other autoantibodies than IA-2-Ab, GAD65-Ab and IAA contribute to ICA. [less ▲]

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See detailA novel seizure-induced synaptotagmin gene identified by differential display.
Babity, J. M.; Armstrong, J. N.; Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1997), 94(6), 2638-41

Systemic administration of kainic acid, a cyclic analogue of glutamate, produces many of the clinical features of human temporal lobe epilepsy and status epilepticus in rats, including the induction of ... [more ▼]

Systemic administration of kainic acid, a cyclic analogue of glutamate, produces many of the clinical features of human temporal lobe epilepsy and status epilepticus in rats, including the induction of motor convulsions and the degeneration of neurons in the hippocampus and piriform cortex. Differential display PCR was used to identify mRNAs that are differentially expressed between degenerating and nondegenerating tissues in the brain after kainic acid-induced seizure activity. A novel cDNA fragment expressed in the degenerating hippocampus and piriform cortex, but not in the nondegenerating parietal cortex, was identified, cloned, and sequenced. This novel cDNA fragment identified a new member of the synaptotagmin gene family that is rapidly and transiently induced in response to seizure activity. Differential expression of this synaptotagmin gene, syt X, was confirmed by Northern blot analysis and in situ hybridization. This novel, inducible synaptotagmin gene may provide a direct link between seizure-induced neuronal gene expression and subsequent modulation of synaptic structure and function. [less ▲]

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See detailA global model of the biosphere : validation and applications to present and past climatic conditions
François, Louis ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Nemry, Bernard et al

in Sciences Géologiques. Bulletin (1997), 50(1-4), 89-107

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See detailChanging sensitivity to duration in human scalar timing: An experiment, a review, and some possible explanations
Ferrara, André ULg; Lejeune, Helga ULg; Wearden, J. H.

in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. B, Comparative & Physiological Psychology (1997), 50B

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See detailRegolazione della crescité follicolare e luteinica. Ovulazione, corpo luteo e luteolisi. Summa.
Drion, Pierre ULg; Ectors, F. J.; Hanzen, Christian ULg et al

in Riproduzione dei ruminanti (1997), 14(9), 17-25

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See detailGenetics and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: From Association Studies to Wide Genome Screen
Louis, Edouard ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1997), 60(3, Jul-Sep), 201-3

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See detailPostoperative spirometry after laparoscopy for lower abdominal or upper abdominal surgical procedures.
Joris, Jean ULg; Kaba, Abdourahmane ULg; Lamy, Maurice ULg

in British Journal of Anaesthesia (1997), 79(4), 422-6

In this prospective study, we have compared women undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic gynaecological surgery and laparoscopic minor gynaecological procedures (diagnostic, tubal, ligation ... [more ▼]

In this prospective study, we have compared women undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic gynaecological surgery and laparoscopic minor gynaecological procedures (diagnostic, tubal, ligation) (n = 10 in each group) to determine if lower abdominal laparoscopy results in less postoperative pulmonary dysfunction than upper abdominal laparoscopy. Pulmonary testing was performed before operation, and 3 and 6 h after operation, on the first and second days after surgery. After operation, a significant reduction in forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s and peak expiratory flow rate occurred after laparoscopic cholecystectomy at each time. There were no significant changes after minor gynaecologic laparoscopy, whereas laparoscopic gynaecological surgery resulted in minor pulmonary dysfunction on the day of surgery only. We conclude that postoperative pulmonary function was less impaired after gynaecological laparoscopy than after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This study suggests that the site of surgery is an important determinant of lung dysfunction after laparoscopy. [less ▲]

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See detailSaint Lambert à Voroux-Goreux. L'ancienne statue du saint patron retrouvée ?
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg; Mélard, Marc

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (1997), 277

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See detailIgneous charnockites and related rocks from the Bjerkreim-Sogndal layered intrusion (Southwest Norway): a jotunite (hypersthene monzodiorite)-derived A-type granitoid suite
Duchesne, Jean-Clair ULg; Wilmart, Edith

in Journal of Petrology (1997), 38(3), 337-369

The upper part of the Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion (BKSK) comprises a suite of charnockitic granitoids (mangerite, quartz mangerite and charnockite) with some jotunites. The petrology and ... [more ▼]

The upper part of the Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion (BKSK) comprises a suite of charnockitic granitoids (mangerite, quartz mangerite and charnockite) with some jotunites. The petrology and geochemistry (major and trace elements) of 8 main rock types (88 samples) are considered. The rocks form a suite of K2O-rich alkali-calcic granitoids of A-type, deriving from jotunitic magma. Two trends of inferred liquids are distinguished: the main liquid line of descent which passes from jotunites through 2-pyroxene quartz mangerites to amphibole charnockites, the second one which encompasses olivine-bearing quartz mangerites and charnockites and is rooted into mangeritic liquids. Comparison with the Tellnes rock series reveals that contamination by leucogranitic material has taken place simultaneously with fractional crystallization in both BKSK trends. Zr, Rb, Cs, and Th are particularly sensitive to assimilation and the higher water content in BKSK. Zircon and apatite have saturated at the liquidus of quartz mangerite around 900°C, close to the FMQ buffer. The two-pyroxene quartz mangerites cannot have been equilibrated with the mangerite cumulates on which they rest. A major influx of magma took place when mangeritic cumulates were being deposited. It mingled and partly mixed with the resident contaminated magma. [less ▲]

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See detailGénération innommable
Demoulin, Laurent ULg

in Textyles : Revue des Lettres Belges de Langue Française (1997), 14

Evocation de tendances romanesque ayant émergé dans les années 1980 et 1990 envisagées au moyen des notions discutables et discutées de "minimalisme" et de "postmodernité".

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See detailSaisie-arrêt et concours des créanciers: fin d'une controverse, note sous Cass. (1ère ch.), 11 avr. 1997
Georges, Frédéric ULg

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

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See detailImproved emulsifying and foaming of whey proteins after enzymic fat hydrolysis
Blecker, Christophe ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg; Lamberti, I. et al

in Journal of Food Science (1997), 62(1), 48-

In an effort to improve emulsifying and foaming of sweet whey and whey protein concentrate, we studied the hydrolysis of the residual fat in these preparations with a sn 1,3 specific lipase. This ... [more ▼]

In an effort to improve emulsifying and foaming of sweet whey and whey protein concentrate, we studied the hydrolysis of the residual fat in these preparations with a sn 1,3 specific lipase. This enzymatic lipolysis would convert almost all triglycerides into mono- and diglycerides which have strong surface-active properties. Therefore, the emulsifying and foaming capacities of such modified whey products should be increased in comparison with native products, as shown by results presented at both neutral pH and those similar to a salad dressing emulsion. It was also demonstrated that emulsions and foams formed with lipase-treated whey preparations were more shelf-stable. [less ▲]

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See detailLes modes de transmission du virus de l'hépatite C
Delwaide, Jean ULg; Gerard, Christiane ULg; Sondag, Danièle ULg et al

in Médecine & Chirurgie Digestives (1997), 26

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See detailStructural And Functional Properties Of The 154-171 Wild-Type And Variant Peptides Of Human Lecithin-Cholesterol Acyltransferase
Peelman, F.; Goethals, M.; Vanloo, B. et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1997), 249(3), 708-15

The 154-171 segment of the human lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) enzyme was identified as the most stable amphipathic helix in the LCAT sequence. Its mean hydrophobicity, hydrophobic moment ... [more ▼]

The 154-171 segment of the human lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) enzyme was identified as the most stable amphipathic helix in the LCAT sequence. Its mean hydrophobicity, hydrophobic moment and its orientation at a lipid/water interface are similar to those of some of the helical repeats of apolipoprotein A-IV and E. This domain was therefore proposed as a candidate peptide accounting for the association between LCAT and its lipid substrate. To investigate this hypothesis we synthesized the LCAT-(154-171)-peptide, two variants containing the natural Y156N and R158C mutations and a variant with increased hydrophobicity through Y156I, L160I, L163I and Y171W substitutions. The structural and lipid-binding properties of these synthetic peptides were investigated by turbidity, fluorescence, electron microscopy and circular dichroism. The wild-type peptide, the R158C variant in its dimeric form, as well as the more hydrophobic peptide, associated with phospholipids, whereas the Y156N and the R158C variant in its monomeric form did not. However, only the complexes generated with the hydrophobic variant were stable enough to resist dissociation during gel filtration. The wild-type peptide and hydrophobic variant formed discoidal complexes with dimyristoylglycerophosphocholine (Myr2GroPCho) as shown by negative staining electron microscopy. Comparison of the properties of the wild-type and hydrophobic variant LCAT-(154-171)-peptide stresses the contribution of the hydrophobic face of the amphipathic helix to the formation and stabilization of the peptide/lipid complexes. This is further confirmed by the decreased affinity of the Y156N variant peptide for lipids, as this mutation decreased the mean hydrophobicity of the hydrophobic face of the amphipathic helix. These results support the hypothesis that the 154-171 segment of LCAT might be involved in the interaction of the enzyme with its lipid substrate and suggest that the decreased activity of the Y156N natural LCAT mutant might result from a decreased affinity of this mutant for lipids. [less ▲]

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See detailNaCl salinity and temperature effects on growth of three wood-rotting basidiomycetes from a Papua New Guinea coastal forest
Castillo Cabello, Gabriel ULg; Demoulin, Vincent ULg

in Mycological Research (1997)

The growth of three wood inhabiting basidiomycetes (Microporus xanthopus, Pycnoporus sanguineus and Schizophyllum commune) isolated from a tropical coastal forest of Papua New Guinea is characterized in ... [more ▼]

The growth of three wood inhabiting basidiomycetes (Microporus xanthopus, Pycnoporus sanguineus and Schizophyllum commune) isolated from a tropical coastal forest of Papua New Guinea is characterized in relation to temperature and NaCl salinity. P. sanguineus and M. xanthopus present a very similar response to NaCl salinity, but P. sanguineus has a wider tolerance for temperature variations. S. commune withstands wide temperature variations, but it is the only one to present a marked salt resistance. This correlates with its abundance along the sea. The presence of P. sanguineus in the same habitat is rather unexpected since it is very sensitive to NaCl salinity. Its high growth rate probably allows it to take advantage of periods of high rains that limit salt accumulation. [less ▲]

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See detailTricho-hepato-enteric syndrome: further delineation of a distinct syndrome with neonatal hemochromatosis phenotype, intractable diarrhea, and hair anomalies.
Verloes, A.; Lombet, J.; Lambert, Yves ULg et al

in American Journal of Medical Genetics (1997), 68(4), 391-5

We report on two sibs with syndromal congenital iron storage disease. Prenatal symptoms were IUGR, hydramnios, and placental hyperplasia. Clinical anomalies included hypertelorism and sparse, thin, curly ... [more ▼]

We report on two sibs with syndromal congenital iron storage disease. Prenatal symptoms were IUGR, hydramnios, and placental hyperplasia. Clinical anomalies included hypertelorism and sparse, thin, curly hair (trichomalacia). Clinical course was marked by intractable diarrhoea, with normal histological and enzymological studies, cholestatic jaundice, hepatomegaly appearing after 30 days, and progressive liver failure, leading to death after a few months. The only metabolic anomaly was progressive hypermethioninemia. Pathologic examination of both children showed a similar pattern of multivisceral iron deposit compatible with a diagnosis of neonatal hemochromatosis: extensive liver fibrosis or cirrhosis with nodular regeneration, cholestasis, ductular proliferation, and hepatic, pituitary, thyroidal, adrenal, and pancreatic iron deposition. The unusual course for neonatal hemochromatosis in both sibs combined with concordant extrahepatic anomalies suggest that they could have a specific iron storage syndrome with possible autosomal recessive inheritance, probably similar to the sibship reported by Stanckler et al. [Arch Dis Child, 57:212-216, 1982]. [less ▲]

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See detailVaccinia virus immune evasion
Smith, G. L.; Symons, J. A.; Khanna, A. et al

in Immunological Reviews (1997), 159

Vaccinia virus and other poxviruses express a wide variety of proteins which are nonessential for virus replication in culture but help the virus to evade the host response to infection. Examples include ... [more ▼]

Vaccinia virus and other poxviruses express a wide variety of proteins which are nonessential for virus replication in culture but help the virus to evade the host response to infection. Examples include proteins which oppose apoptosis. Synthesise steroids, capture chemokines, counteract complement, interfere with interferon and intercept interleukins. This review provides an overview of such proteins, with an emphasis on work from our laboratory, and illustrates how the study of these proteins can increase our understanding of virus pathogenesis, the function of the immune system and how to make safer and more immunogenic poxvirus-based vaccines. [less ▲]

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See detailL’arsénopyrite du Massif de Stavelot, Belgique
Hatert, Frédéric ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1997), 66

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See detailTwo centuries of vaccination
Vanderplasschen, Alain ULg; Smith, G. L.

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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See detailScintigraphic visualization of intrathecal liposome biodistribution.
Umbrain, V; D'Haese, J; Alafandy, M et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica (1997), 41(1 Pt 1), 25-34

BACKGROUND: Liposomes containing local anaesthetics have been administered intrathecally and in the epidural space. Poor attention has been given to the pharmacokinetics of liposomes as drug carriers ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Liposomes containing local anaesthetics have been administered intrathecally and in the epidural space. Poor attention has been given to the pharmacokinetics of liposomes as drug carriers. Therefore, we observed the biodistribution of liposomes after intrathecal injection in rats by scintigraphic imaging during 24 h. METHODS: We administered 99mTc-labeled multilamellar (MLV) and small unilamellar vesicles (SUV) of defined size and volume dispersities into the cerebrospinal fluid at the lumbar level. Those vesicles were free of contamination by radiolabeled colloids as visualized by light and electron microscopy and of neurotoxic products from phosphatidylcholine hydrolysis and peroxidation, both during the preparation process and after 24 h incubation in cerebrospinal fluid at 37 degrees C in vitro. RESULTS: SUV immediately diffused from the lumbar site of injection to the head and were cleared between 1 and 24 h after injection. MLV were cleared more slowly from the spinal space and appeared in the head region 1 h after injection where they accumulated up to 24 h. These differences were explained in terms of vesicle sizes and volumes. SUV with 0.05 micron diameters were rapidly absorbed into the blood through the arachnoid granulations. In contrast, particles larger than the upper size limit of the arachnoid granulations permeability (+/- 8 microns) could accumulate in the head with a slow elimination rate. CONCLUSION: This difference in clearance from the intrathecal space outlines the importance of defining the size of the liposomes, the distribution of a tracer or a drug inside the liposomal preparation, the chemical stability and the absence of toxic degradation products of liposome formulations before clinical use. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of endosome destabilizing activity in the gene transfer process mediated by cationic lipids.
El Ouahabi, A.; Thiry, Marc ULg; Pector, V. et al

in FEBS Letters (1997), 414(2), 187-92

We used a 32P-labeled pCMV-CAT plasmid DNA to estimate the DNA uptake efficiency and unlabeled pCMV-CAT plasmid DNA to quantify the CAT activity after transfection of COS cells using each of the three ... [more ▼]

We used a 32P-labeled pCMV-CAT plasmid DNA to estimate the DNA uptake efficiency and unlabeled pCMV-CAT plasmid DNA to quantify the CAT activity after transfection of COS cells using each of the three following cationic compounds: [1] vectamidine (3-tetradecylamino-N-tert-butyl-N'-tetradecylpropionamidine, and previously described as diC14-amidine [1]), [2] lipofectin (a 1:1 mixture of N-(1-2,3-dioleyloxypropyl)-N,N,N-triethylammonium (DOTMA) and dioleylphosphatidylethanolamine (DOPE)), and [3] DMRIE-C (a 1:1 mixture of N-[1-(2,3-dimyristyloxy)propyl]-N,N-dimethyl-N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ammonium bromide (DMRIE) and cholesterol). Surprisingly, a high CAT activity was observed with vectamidine although the DNA uptake efficiency was lower as compared to lipofectin and DMRIE-C. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed endocytosis as the major pathway of DNA-cationic lipid complex entry into COS cells for the three cationic lipids. However, the endosomal membrane in contact with complexes containing vectamidine or DMRIE-C often exhibited a disrupted morphology. This disruption of endosomes was much less frequently observed with the DNA-lipofectin complexes. This comparison of the three compounds demonstrate that efficient transfection mediated by cationic lipids is not only correlated to their percentage of uptake but also to their ability to destabilize and escape from endosomes. [less ▲]

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See detailHarm avoidance dimension of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire and serotonin-1A activity in depressed patients.
Hansenne, Michel ULg; Pitchot, William ULg; Moreno, A. G. et al

in Biological Psychiatry (1997), 42(10), 959-61

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See detailLa survie des savoirs médiévaux dans la littérature populaire. Le rôle des incunables
Opsomer, Carmélia ULg

in Bulletin de la Société des Bibliophiles liégeois (1997), 23

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See detailLe syndrome hépato-pulmonaire
Lamproye, Anne ULg; Weber, T.; Delwaide, Jean ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(10), 666-670

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See detailDopamine 'D2-like' receptor agonists in combination with cocaine: absence of interactive effects on locomotor activity.
Tirelli, Ezio ULg; Reggers, Jean ULg; Terry, P.

in Behavioural Pharmacology (1997), 8(2-3), 147-59

This study examined interactions between cocaine and drugs that act as direct agonists at subtypes of "D2-like" dopamine receptors. The drugs 7-OH-DPAT, quinpirole and RU24213 were studied alone and in ... [more ▼]

This study examined interactions between cocaine and drugs that act as direct agonists at subtypes of "D2-like" dopamine receptors. The drugs 7-OH-DPAT, quinpirole and RU24213 were studied alone and in combination with cocaine for their effects on locomotor activity in non-habituated mice. Locomotor activity was measured by photobeam crossings over 140 min. At the doses given (7-OH-DPAT: 0.006-6.4 mg/kg; quinpirole: 0.001-1 mg/kg; RU24213: 0.008-8 mg/kg) all three direct agonists dose-dependently reduced locomotor activity throughout the test, whereas cocaine (0.6-20 mg/kg) produced dose-related hyperactivity. Next, for each direct agonist, a series of doses was selected (up to threshold behaviourally-active doses) as pretreatments to a sub-maximally stimulant dose of cocaine (15 mg/kg). 7-OH-DPAT and quinpirole did not modulate the effects of cocaine; RU24213 produced, at best, a very modest attenuation of the effects of cocaine. Finally, a series of cocaine doses (below stimulant threshold) was given before a single dose of each direct agonist (the lowest dose to reduce activity significantly). Cocaine did not reliably alter the hypoactivity produced by any of the D2-like agonists. By demonstrating negligible interactions between cocaine and D2-like agonists, the results fail to demonstrate any necessary involvement of D2-like receptors in one of the behavioural effects of cocaine. [less ▲]

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See detailRegular compactly supported wavelets in Sobolev spaces
Bastin, Françoise ULg; Laubin, P.

in Duke Mathematical Journal (1997), 87(3), 481-508

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See detailPost-operative adjuvant therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer
Barthelemy, Nicole ULg; Johnson; Arriagada et al

in Lung Cancer (1997), 17(supp 1),

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See detailPirlindole: a selective reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A. A review of its preclinical properties.
Bruhwyler, J.; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Geczy, J.

in Pharmacological Research (1997), 36(1), 23-33

Pirlindole is a tetracyclic compound that has been characterized as a potential antidepressant drug. It has pharmacological characteristics in common with both tricyclic antidepressants and classical ... [more ▼]

Pirlindole is a tetracyclic compound that has been characterized as a potential antidepressant drug. It has pharmacological characteristics in common with both tricyclic antidepressants and classical irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Its main mechanism of action consists of a selective and reversible inhibition of monoamine oxidase A. Secondarily, it exerts an inhibitory effect on noradrenaline and 5-hydroxytryptamine reuptakes. It has no effect on the dopaminergic and cholinergic systems. It has only a low potential for amplifying tyramine and noradrenaline pressor effect, which makes one expect that it will not be at the basis of a 'cheese effect'. Pirlindole has an absolute bioavailability of between 20 and 30% due to an extensive first-pass effect. Orally, the Tmax varies between 2.5 and 6 h in the rat and 0.8 and 2 h in the dog. Two phases of elimination (7.5 and 34-70 h) are measured in the rat and three phases in the dog (1.3, 10.8 and 185 h); it is extensively metabolized. The rat eliminates mainly unconjugated products while the dog eliminates mostly conjugated products. Acute and chronic toxicological studies have not revealed potentially dangerous effects of the drug at the usual doses. It does not present measurable mutagenic, clastogenic or carcinogenic properties. Thus, pirlindole shows pharmacological, pharmacokinetic and toxicological properties which make it suitable for the management of depression. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanisms of cancer-related anemia and rationale for erythropoietin treatment
Beguin, Yves ULg

in Cancer Biotherapy (1997), 1

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See detailDensity-functional theory of polar insulators
Gonze, X.; Ghosez, Philippe ULg; Godby, R. W.

in Physical Review Letters (1997), 78(2), 294-297

We examine the density-functional theory of macroscopic insulators, obtained in the large-cluster limit or under periodic boundary conditions. For polar crystals, we find that the two procedures are not ... [more ▼]

We examine the density-functional theory of macroscopic insulators, obtained in the large-cluster limit or under periodic boundary conditions. For polar crystals, we find that the two procedures are not equivalent. In a large-cluster case, the exact exchange-correlation potential acquires a homogeneous ''electric field'' which is absent from the usual local approximations, and the Kohn-Sham electronic system becomes metallic. With periodic boundary conditions, such a field ist forbidden, and the polarization deduced from Kohn-Sham wave functions is incorrect even if the exact functional is used. [less ▲]

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See detailCalibration of a finite element model for bolted endplate steel connections
Bursi, O.; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Journal of Constructional Steel Research (1997), 44(No 3), 225-262

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See detailInterobserver agreement on MNA nutritional scale of hospitalized elderly patients
Gazzotti, C.; Pepinster, A.; Petermans, Jean ULg et al

in Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging (The) (1997), 1

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See detailPalladium-silver sol-gel catalysts for selective hydrodechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane into ethylene - I. Synthesis and characterization
Heinrichs, Benoît ULg; Delhez, Patrice; Schoebrechts, Jean-Paul et al

in Journal of Catalysis (1997), 172(2), 322-335

Low-density xerogel Pd-Ag/SiO2 catalysts were prepared by a cogelation of tetraethoxysilane with organically substituted alkoxides capable of forming chelates with palladium and silver ions, followed by a ... [more ▼]

Low-density xerogel Pd-Ag/SiO2 catalysts were prepared by a cogelation of tetraethoxysilane with organically substituted alkoxides capable of forming chelates with palladium and silver ions, followed by a drying under vacuum, a calcination, and a reduction. The resulting Pd-Ag alloy particles have diameters of about 2-3 nm and are dispersed inside the silica particles which exhibit a monodisperse micropore size distribution centered at 0.8 nm. At low silver loading, the composition of the bimetallic particles is almost identical to the overall composition, but when this loading is increased, the percentage of silver in the alloy particles is appreciably lower than the overall percentage, In all bimetallic samples, a few large pure silver particles are observed. When dried under vacuum, the xerogels exhibit a texture similar to that of aerogels dried under supercritical conditions with pore volumes in the range 2-6 cm(3)/g and pores ranging from micro- to macropores of several hundred nanometers. When the silver loading is increased, xerogels containing palladium show aggregates of increasingly interpenetrated silica particles. This is explained bq an aggregation, during the gelation reaction, of colliding SiO2 particles which is limited by an increasingly slow sticking reaction due to the growing basicity in the precursor solution when the concentrations of Ag and associated compounds are increased. During thermal treatments, the Pd-Ag alloy seems to form by the migration, through the porous network, of silver which finally alloys with Pd crystallites trapped inside SiO2 particles. Whereas ethane is the main product when hydrodechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane is performed over pure palladium, the dilution of this active metal by silver leads to a strong increase in ethylene selectivity. (C) 1997 Academic Press. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence du climat sur l'évolution de la population de tétras lyres Tetrao tetrix dans les Hautes-Fagnes de Belgique de 1967 à 1996
Loneux, Michèle ULg; Lindsey, James ULg; Ruwet, Jean-Claude

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1997), 17(2-3-4), 345-386

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