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See detailTherapeutic application of right prefrontal low repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on depressed patients
Fuchs, S.; Reggers, Jean ULg; Pinto, Emmanuel ULg et al

in European Neuropsychopharmacology (2004, October), 14(Suppl. 3), 226

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See detailReverberated sound field modeling in coupled rooms using a diffusion equation
Billon, Alexis ULg; Valeau, Vincent; Sakout, Anas et al

in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2004, October), 116(4), 2553-2553

Sound modeling in coupled rooms has attracted considerable attention in the past, but accurate and operational models are still needed. In recent papers, a diffusion equation based model has been applied ... [more ▼]

Sound modeling in coupled rooms has attracted considerable attention in the past, but accurate and operational models are still needed. In recent papers, a diffusion equation based model has been applied with success to unusual room shapes. This approach allows nonuniform repartition of energy, and is especially relevant in room acoustics for long rooms or complex spaces such as networks of rooms. The present work aims at validating the behavior of the diffusion model in the case of two acoustically coupled rooms separated by an open area. In this purpose, the time-dependent diffusion equation is solved in three dimensions using a finite-element solver. It allows one to predict both sound attenuation and reverberation time at any point of the coupled rooms. Parameters influencing the coupling, i.e., room relative sizes, aperture size and room absorption areas, are investigated. Results are then compared with the classical statistical theory of coupled rooms. Finally, a comparison with experimental data in two coupled classrooms is also provided. [less ▲]

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See detailA new treatment for the reduction of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Brixen, Kim; Bianchi, Gerolamo et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatism (2004, September), 50(number 9 (suppl.)), 291

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See detailTolerability of monthly oral ibandronate in postmenopausal osteoporosis: 1-year results from the MOBILE Study
Recker, Robert R; Silverman, Stuart L; Kendler, David L et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatism (2004, September), 50(number 9 (suppl.)), 293

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See detailStrontium treatment has a pronounced Effect on cartilage degradation in postmenopausal women
Alexandersen, Peter; Tanko, Laszlo B; Bagger, Yu Z et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatism (2004, September), 50(number 9 (suppl.)), 346

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See detailNeurophysiological mechanisms of hypnosis
Faymonville, Marie-Elisabeth ULg; Maquet, Pierre ULg; Laureys, Steven ULg

in International Journal of Psychophysiology (2004, September), 54(1-2), 43-44

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See detailThe presentation of self in the thymus network: a novel way for prevention and cure of autoimmune diseases
Geenen, Vincent ULg

in Journal of Neuroimmunology (2004, September), 154

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See detailDiscovery of new rheumatoid arthritis biomarkers using SELDI-TOF-MS ProteinChip approach
de Seny, D. M.; Fillet, Marianne ULg; Meuwis, Marie-Alice ULg et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatism (2004, September), 50(9, Suppl. S), 124

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See detailRadiosynthesis and in vivo evaluation of 123I-rTIMP-2 as potential SPECT tumour imaging agent
Oltenfreiter, R.; Staelens, L.; Burvenich, I. et al

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (2004, August), 31(Suppl. 2), 391

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See detailA distributed algorithm for weighted max-min fairness in MPLS networks
Skivée, Fabian ULg; Leduc, Guy ULg

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2004, August), 3124

We propose a novel distributed algorithm to achieve a weighted max-min sharing of the network capacity. We present the Weight Proportional Max-Min policy (WPMM) that supports a minimal rate requirement ... [more ▼]

We propose a novel distributed algorithm to achieve a weighted max-min sharing of the network capacity. We present the Weight Proportional Max-Min policy (WPMM) that supports a minimal rate requirement and an optional maximal rate constraint and allocates network bandwidth among all aggregates based on a weight associated with each one. Our algorithm achieves this policy for IP/MPLS networks using the RSVP-TE signalling protocol. It uses per-LSP accounting in each node to keep track of the state information of each LSP. It uses a novel explicit bottleneck link strategy and a different control architecture in which we update the control packet in the forward path. Simulations show that these two elements improve substantially the convergence time compared to algorithms designed for ATM networks. [less ▲]

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See detailMachining processes simulation : specific finite element aspects
Masset, Luc ULg; Debongnie, Jean-François ULg

in Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics (2004, July 01), 168(1-2), 309-320

The paper presents a simulation tool designed to predict form errors of part surfaces obtained by face milling and turning processes. For these operations, the form error is often due to the flexibility ... [more ▼]

The paper presents a simulation tool designed to predict form errors of part surfaces obtained by face milling and turning processes. For these operations, the form error is often due to the flexibility of the workpiece and its supports. The finite element method is adopted to model the part geometry and to compute its deformations. Numerous load cases are required to obtain the form error so that classical resolution methods prove to be inefficient (CPU time, memory and disk space). The paper mainly focuses on the special computation scheme adopted in order to improve the resolution of such an atypical problem. [less ▲]

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See detailGeneralized parton distributions of the pion
Bissey, F.; Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Cugnon, Joseph ULg et al

in Nuclear Physics B-Proceedings Supplements (2004, July), 133

Off-forward structure functions of the pion are investigated in twist-two and twist-three approximation. A simple model is used for the pion, which allows to introduce finite size effects, while ... [more ▼]

Off-forward structure functions of the pion are investigated in twist-two and twist-three approximation. A simple model is used for the pion, which allows to introduce finite size effects, while preserving gauge invariance. Results for the imaginary parts of the gamma*pi --> gamma*pi off-forward amplitude and of the structure functions are presented. Generalized Callan-Gross relations are obtained. [less ▲]

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See detailThe roles of testosterone and singing in the regulation of seasonal neuroplasticity in songbirds
Sartor, Jennifer J.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg; Riters, L. V. et al

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 121

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See detailSimilar sources for the Apuseni Mts and Banat (Romania) Late Cretaceous Banatitic magmatism
Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg; Berza, T.; Marincea, Stefan ULg et al

in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2004, June), 68(11, Suppl. S), 684

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See detailClinical utility of a pharmacostatistical model for ibandronate in osteoporosis
Gieschke, R.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2004, June)

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See detailEtoricoxib demonstrates similar efficacy and improved gastrointestinal safety compared to naproxen in two 138-week randomized studies of osteoarthritis patients
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Fischer, C. L.; Beualieu, A. et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2004, June)

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See detailThe OST risk tool performs consistently for identifying women at risk of osteoporosis across populations
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Richy, Florent

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2004, June)

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See detailEstrogen-deficient female but not male aromatase knockout (ArKO) mice exhibit "depressive-like" symptoms
Bakker, Julie ULg; Dalla, C.; Antoniou, K. et al

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 127

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See detailOral glucose tolerance tests in schizophrenic patients treated with antipsychotics
De Hert, Marc; Van Eyck, Dominique; Hermans, Gilberte ULg et al

in International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (2004, June), 7(Suppl. 1), 424

Objective. –A recent consensus conference has proposed guidelines for the monitoring for diabetes in patients with schizophrenia and also identifies the need of long-term prospective studies. Method. – A ... [more ▼]

Objective. –A recent consensus conference has proposed guidelines for the monitoring for diabetes in patients with schizophrenia and also identifies the need of long-term prospective studies. Method. – A large scale prospective study on metabolic risks of antipsychotic medication is currently ongoing. At baseline, patients get a full laboratory screening, ECG and an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Baseline data on 100 non-diabetic patients at study inclusion and stable on medication for at least 6 months are presented. Results. – Glucose abnormalities are found in 22% of patients at baseline.A monitoring protocol based only on fasting glucose would not have detected 63.6% of these patients with classifiable glucose abnormalities in our sample. Fasting insulin and measures for insulin resistance have a high predictive value for abnormalities late in the OGTT. Conclusion. – Already at baseline, metabolic problems are frequently present in patients with schizophrenia treated with antipsychotics. Adding assessment of fasting insulin in a monitoring protocol improves detection of glucose abnormalities late in an OGTT. [less ▲]

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See detailRapid and correlated changes in brain aromatase activity and aggressive behavior are socially-mediated in Lythrypnus dalli
Black, M.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg; Baillien, M. et al

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 107-108

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See detailRapid regulation of brain aromatase activity by afferent inputs: Behavioral implications
Balthazart, Jacques ULg; Baillien, M.; Cornil, Charlotte ULg

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 127

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See detailSeasonal development of song control nuclei HVC and RA preceeds peaks in plasma testosterone and singing activity in male Corsican blue tits
Caro, S.; Lambrechts, M. M.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 108

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See detailSocial modulation of testosterone-induced singing in canaries
Boseret, Géraldine ULg; Ball, G. F.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 108

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See detailREE in bulk cumulates and the trapped liquid shift in the Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion (Norway)
Charlier, Bernard ULg; Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg; Duchesne, Jean-Clair ULg

in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2004, June), 68(11, Suppl. S), 632

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See detailMajor element geochemistry of cumulates from the Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion (Norway)
Duchesne, Jean-Clair ULg; Charlier, Bernard ULg

in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2004, June), 68(11, Suppl. S), 647

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See detailA novel bisphosphonate dosing regimen: once-monthly oral ibandronate
Cooper, C.; Adami, Silvio; Stepan, J. J. et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2004, June)

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See detailActivational effects of estradiol on the arginine-vasopressin immunoreactive system in the forebrain of male mice
Allieri, F.; Sica, M.; Bakker, Julie ULg et al

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 84

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See detailAssessment of olfactory function in male and female aromatase knockout (ArKO) mice
Pierman, S.; Douhard, Quentin ULg; Balthazart, Jacques ULg et al

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 99

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See detailAromatase activity modulates conditioned cloacal sphincter movements, an appetitive sexual behavior, in Japanese quail
Holloway, K. S.; Cornil, Charlotte ULg; Taziaux, Mélanie ULg et al

in Hormones & Behavior (2004, June), 46(1), 92

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See detailConscious states, wakefulness, sleep, coma, the vegetative state, and hypnosis
Laureys, Steven ULg

in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (2004, June), 75(6), 945-946

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See detailAtteinte du nerf sus-scapulaire : corrélations entre l’évaluation isocinétique et l’ENMG
Goffinet, Estelle ULg; Mazza, Laetitia; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg et al

in Neurophysiologie Clinique = Clinical Neurophysiology (2004, May), 34

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See detailRisk assessment tools for osteoporosis: scope and limits
Richy, Florent; Gourlay, M.; Ross, P. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 11

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See detailNovel ibandronate regimens in postmenopausal osteoporosis: design of the dosing intravenous administration (DIVA) study
Sambrook, P.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Recker, R. R. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 118

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See detailEvaluation of the relationship between IGF-1, IGF-BP3, BMD and age in men presenting at a multiple risk detection campaign
Hanssens, L.; Tancredi, Annalisa ULg; DeCeulaer, F. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 48-49

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See detailPatients at high risk of hip fracture benefit from treatment with strontium ranelate
Rizzoli, René; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Diaz-Curiel, M. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 18

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See detailDo patients with osteoporotic hip fracture recover their initial health-related quality of life?
Ethgen, Olivier ULg; Tancredi, Annalisa ULg; Jacques, Jessica ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 50

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See detailStrontium ranelate reduces the risk of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in Caucasian women with postmenopausal osteoporosis
Adami, Silvio; Meunier, Pierre J; Devogelaer, Jean-Pierre et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 93-94

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See detailOral monthly ibandronate is well tolerated and efficacious in postmenopausal women: results from the monthly oral pilot study (MOPS)
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Dumont, E.; Wiese, C. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 105-106

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See detailSuccessful prediction of biomarker response to oral monthly ibandronate
Gieschke, R.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 97

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See detailBMD in men: which normative data?
Richy, Florent; Gourlay, M.; Ethgen, Olivier ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 54

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See detailEvaluation of the osteoporosis self-assessment tool (OST) as a screening test for osteoporosis and osteopenia in men
DeCeulaer, F.; Hanssens, L.; Tancredi, Annalisa ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 54

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See detailEvaluation of prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in men presenting at multiple risk detection campaign
Hanssens, L. C.; De Ceulaer, F.; Tancredi, Annalisa ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 54

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See detailA tavola con la natura morta. Quando non resta che consumare il sacro
Dondero, Maria Giulia ULg

in Espressione/Contenuto : Rivista dell’Associazione Italiana di Studi Semiotici (2004, April 11)

Cet article étudie la relation intertextuelle et intersémiotique entre le genre de la nature morte entendue comme Vanitas et Memento mori, la tradition picturale de l’« Et in Arcadia Ego » et quelques ... [more ▼]

Cet article étudie la relation intertextuelle et intersémiotique entre le genre de la nature morte entendue comme Vanitas et Memento mori, la tradition picturale de l’« Et in Arcadia Ego » et quelques photos contemporaines. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of Parenteral Multivitamins Concentration on Neonatal Lung
Senterre, Thibault ULg

in Pediatric Research (2004, April), 55(4), 445

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See detailAnaerobic power and isokinetic strength of basketball players
Lehance, Cédric ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Schiltz, Marc et al

in Isokinetics & Exercise Science (2004, March), 12(1), 62-63

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See detailEvaluation of plyometric training on functional performances and isokinetic strength
Lehance, Cédric ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Maquet, Didier ULg et al

in Isokinetics & Exercise Science (2004, March), 12(1), 79-80

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See detailParotidite bactérienne du prématuré
Rigo, Vincent ULg; Hansoul, Sandrine; Rausin, Léon et al

in Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2004, March)

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See detailRegional blood flows of hypoplastic left heart infants ventilated with non conventional PEEPs
Rigo, Vincent ULg; Escoredo, Sandra; Robertson, Murray et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2004, March)

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See detailNovel surgical technique for the treatment of female urinary incontinence: Transobturator vaginal tape inside-out
de Leval, Jean ULg; Bonnet, Pierre ULg; Reul, Olivier ULg et al

in European Urology Supplements (2004, February), 3(2), 226

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See detailThe Iq motif defines the conformation of the interacting calmodullin
Rebowski; Terrak, Mohammed ULg; Lu, R. C. et al

in Biophysical Journal (2004, January), 86

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See detailInteractions between vegetation and rock chemical weathering: A study with a coupled hydrological and biogeochemical model
François, Louis ULg; Bureau, M.; Carignan, J. et al

in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2004), 68(11), 437-437

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See detailEffects of glycopyrrolate inhalation on pulmonary function in heaves-affected horses in crisis
Art, Tatiana ULg; De Moffarts, Brieuc; Van Erck, Emmanuelle ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (2004), 447

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See detailSampling protocols and risk of error significance in molecular detection tests for fruit trees certification.
Kummert, Jean; Malice, Marie ULg; Marbot, Sophie et al

in Acta Horticulturae (2004), (657), 541-546

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See detailLevels of contamination for various pollutants present in Belgian human plasma
Van Wouwe, Nathalie; Covaci, Adrian; Kannan, Kurunthachalam et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2004)

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See detailSpermine-induced modifications of intestinal urea cycle
Peulen, Olivier ULg; Gharbi, Myriam ULg; Powroznik, Brigitte et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (2004)

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See detailPolyamine as innate immunity modulator
Peulen, Olivier ULg; Powroznik, Brigitte; Gharbi, Myriam ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (2004), 449

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See detailConcentration of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in house hold dust from various countries - inhalation a potential route of human exposure
Sjödin; Päpke, Olaf; McGaheeIII, Ernest et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2004), 66

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See detailIntegral and derivative dispersion relations, analysis of the forward scattering data
Martynov, E.; Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Selyugin, Oleg V

in Eur. Phys. J. (2004), C33

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See detailMeasurement of selected halogenated contaminants in human serum and milk using GCxGC-IDTOFMS
Focant, Jean-François ULg; sjodin, Andreas; Turner, Wayman et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2004)

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See detailImproved separation of the 209 PCBs using GCxGC-TOFMS
Focant, Jean-François ULg; Sjödin, Andreas; Patterson, Donald G.

in Organohalogen Compounds (2004), 66

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See detailMeasurement of dioxins and WHO PCBs in foodstuffs using GCxGC-IDTOFMs
Focant, Jean-François ULg; Pirard, Catherine ULg; Massart, Anne-Cécile ULg et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2004), 66

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See detailImproved separation and quantification of dioxin and furan congeners using Novel low-bleed capillary gas chromatography columns and mass spectrometry
Dorman, Frank; Reese, Shawn; Reiner, Eric et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2004), 66

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See detailContribution of tobacco smoking to dioxin accumulation: opposite effects according to gender
Fierens, Sébastian; Eppe, Gauthier ULg; Focant, Jean-François ULg et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2004), 66

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See detailBehavioral characterization of acetaldehyde in mice
Quertemont, Etienne ULg; Tambour, Sophie ULg; Tirelli, Ezio ULg

in Alcoholism, Clinical & Experimental Research (2004), 28(5), 196-196

Acetaldehyde, the first product of ethanol metabolism, has long been speculated to be involved in many of the behavioral effects of ethanol, although its precise role remains a matter of debate. However ... [more ▼]

Acetaldehyde, the first product of ethanol metabolism, has long been speculated to be involved in many of the behavioral effects of ethanol, although its precise role remains a matter of debate. However, most of the results supporting a role for acetaldehyde in ethanol’s effects come from studies in which ethanol metabolism was pharmacologically manipulated, whereas the behavioral properties of acetaldehyde itself are still largely unknown. In the present studies, we have characterized the locomotor, hypnotic, anxiolytic and amnesic effects of both ethanol and acetaldehyde in C57BL/6J and CD1 mice. Several classical behavioral tests were used: the open field, the loss of righting reflex, the plus-maze, the place conditioning and the passive avoidance. The results show that acetaldehyde similarly to ethanol induces sedation and hypnotic effects at high doses. In addition, acetaldehyde displays potent amnesic effects in the passive avoidance test, suggesting that the first metabolite of ethanol might be critically involved in the memory-impairing effects of ethanol. However, in contrast to ethanol, acetaldehyde does not show anxiolytic properties in the plus-maze. In a second part of the present studies, acetaldehyde contribution to ethanol’s behavioral effects was investigated by using several inhibitors of ethanol metabolism (3-amino-1,2,4-triazole, a catalase inhibitor, and disulfiram, an aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitor). Overall, the present results suggest that acetaldehyde is involved in some of ethanol’s behavioral effects (amnesia, locomotor depression, sedation) but not in others (in particular anxiolysis). [less ▲]

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See detailDe Kompia à Djolempoum : sur les sentiers tortueux de l’aménagement et de l'exploitation des forêts communautaires au Cameroun
Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Vandenhaute, M.; Delvingt, W. et al

in VertigO : la Revue Electronique en Sciences de l'Environnement (2004), 7(1),

Started since one decade now, Community forestry in Cameroon presents half-hearted results. The goals of the 1994 law which aims to improve participation of locals populations to forest management and to ... [more ▼]

Started since one decade now, Community forestry in Cameroon presents half-hearted results. The goals of the 1994 law which aims to improve participation of locals populations to forest management and to increase their incomes seems to be hard to reach. Still this management process is criticised, mostly because of the complexity of the “simple management plan”. This article presents and analyses different experimental steps that were tested since ten years in Badjoué land in East Cameroon in order to make changes this precious tool to a participative and sustainable management of natural resources. [less ▲]

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See detailPore structure evolution of highly ordered mesoporous silica CMI-1 during boiling water treatment: A multi-technique investigation
Léonard, Alexandre ULg; Blin, J. L.; Su, B. L.

in Colloids and Surfaces A : Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2004), 241(1-3), 87-93

The structural, textural and morphological evolution of calcined surfactant-free mesoporous molecular sieves treated in boiling water was investigated and explained by a three-step mechanism. The ... [more ▼]

The structural, textural and morphological evolution of calcined surfactant-free mesoporous molecular sieves treated in boiling water was investigated and explained by a three-step mechanism. The materials, prepared by a non-ionic surfactant [C16(EO)10] templating pathway, undergo a sharp decrease in surface area and pore size at the initial stage due to the partial hydrolysis of the silica walls. Then, the dissolution of the resulting branched (Si-O-)n chains attached to the internal surface of the pores results in a gain of surface area and pore size. Finally, the loss in surface area and the sharp increase in pore sizes is due to the destruction of the pore walls and thus of the materials. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailConcomitant coronary and carotid artery surgery: operative outcome and long-term results
Kolh, Philippe ULg; Tchana-Sato, Vincent ULg; Honoré, Charles ULg et al

in European Heart Journal (2004), 25(Suppl. S), 360-361

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See detailGene knock down via antisense oligonucleotides to the steroid receptor coactivator SRC-1 modulates testosterone-dependent male sexual behavior and neural gene expression
Charlier, Thierry ULg; Ball, Gregory F; Balthazart, Jacques ULg

in Hormones & Behavior (2004), 46

Studies of eukaryotic genome expression demonstrate the importance of steroid receptor coactivators in mediating efficient gene transcription. Little is know about the physiological role of these ... [more ▼]

Studies of eukaryotic genome expression demonstrate the importance of steroid receptor coactivators in mediating efficient gene transcription. Little is know about the physiological role of these coactivators in vivo. We recently showed that the Steroid Receptor Coactivator SRC-1 is densely expressed in steroid-sensitive brain areas in birds and its expression is steroid-dependent and sexually differentiated. We tested the role of SRC-1 in the activation by testosterone of male sexual behavior in quail. Daily injections of LNA antisense oligonucleotides in the third ventricle (AS group) significantly reduced the expression of male copulatory behavior in response to exogenous testosterone compared to control animals (Ctrl group) receiving the vehicle alone or scrambled LNA. Sexual behavior was restored and even enhanced within 48 hours after interruption of LNA injection (ASSC group). Western blot analysis confirmed the decrease of SRC-1 expression in AS animals and suggested an over-expression of the coactivator in ASSC animals. The effect of SRC-1 knock down on behavior was correlated with a reduced volume of the medial preoptic nucleus (POM) defined by Nissl-staining and aromatase immunohistochemistry. In addition, the amount of aromatase-immunoreactive material in POM, defined as the relative optical density of the aromatase immunoreactivity multiplied by the percentage of surface covered within the nucleus and by the total POM volume of the POM, was decreased in the AS compared to the Ctrl group, suggesting a blockade of aromatase transcription. Together, these data indicate that SRC-1 functions as a critical regulatory molecule in the brain that modulates steroid-dependent gene transcription and behavior. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical modelling of weathering at the catchment scale
Godderis, Y.; François, Louis ULg; Probst, A. et al

in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2004), 68(11), 425-425

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See detailMECHANICAL STRAIN MODULATES MONOCYTE CHEMOTACTIC PROTEIN-1 AND IL-1BETA EXPRESSION BY CULTURED HUMAN AORTIC SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS
Defawe, Olivier; Colige, Alain ULg; Deroanne, Christophe ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Pathology (2004), 13(3 suppl), 189

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See detailLa place de la recherche scientifique dans le tissu social
Laitat, E.; Marcoen, Jean Marie ULg

in Terre wallonne - Humains admis (2004), 8(2), 67-69

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See detailOmega-regular model checking
Boigelot, Bernard ULg; Legay, A.; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2004), 2988

"Regular model checking" is the name of a family of techniques for analyzing infinite-state systems in which states are represented by words or trees, sets of states by finite automata on these objects ... [more ▼]

"Regular model checking" is the name of a family of techniques for analyzing infinite-state systems in which states are represented by words or trees, sets of states by finite automata on these objects, and transitions by finite automata operating on pairs of state encodings, i.e. finite-state transducers. In this context, the central problem is then to compute the iterative closure of a finite-state transducer. This paper addresses the use of regular model-checking like techniques for systems whose states are represented by infinite (omega) words. Its main motivation is to show the feasibility and usefulness of this approach through a combination of the necessary theoretical developments, implementation, and experimentation. The iteration technique that is used is adapted from recent work of the authors on the iteration of finite-word transducers. It proceeds by comparing successive elements of a sequence of approximations of the iteration, detecting an "increment" that is added to move from one approximation to the next, and extrapolating the sequence by allowing arbitrary repetitions of this increment. By restricting oneself to weak deterministic Buchi automata, and using a number of implementation optimizations, examples of significant size can be handled. The proposed transducer iteration technique can just as well be exploited to compute the closure of a given set of states by the transducer iteration, which has proven to be a very effective way of using the technique. Examples such as a leaking gas burner in which time is modeled by real variables have been handled completely within the automata-theoretic setting. [less ▲]

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See detailLocalizable effective theories, bootstrap and the parameters of hadron resonances
Semenov-Tyan-Shanskiy, Kirill ULg; Vereshagin, Alexander; Vereshagin, Vladimir

in AIP Conference Proceedings (2004), 717

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See detailLéonard de Vinci et la France. Pérégrinations des peintures du maître dans la collection royale au XVIe siècle
Fagnart, Laure ULg

in Bulletin de l'Association des Historiens de l'Art Italien (2004), 10

Dans cet article, nous identifions quelles peintures de Léonard de Vinci, ou alors estimées telles, étaient conservées dans la collection royale française dans la première moitié du XVIe siècle. En outre ... [more ▼]

Dans cet article, nous identifions quelles peintures de Léonard de Vinci, ou alors estimées telles, étaient conservées dans la collection royale française dans la première moitié du XVIe siècle. En outre, les sources qui permettent de reconstituer cet ensemble sont présentées afin de retracer le plus précisément possible le parcours des œuvres du maître italien des châteaux du Val de Loire, où sont détenues les pièces de la collection jusque dans les années 1530, à Fontainebleau, où les œuvres sont installées à partir de 1540. [less ▲]

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See detailCadmium-induced oxidative stress and lung emphysema in rats
Kirschvink, Nathalie; Delvaux, F.; Vincke, G. et al

in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids (2004), 71

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See detailInside-out transobturator vaginal tape (TVT-O): Short-term results of a prospective study
Waltregny, David ULg; Reul, Olivier ULg; Bonnet, Pierre ULg et al

in International Urogynecology Journal & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (2004)

Hypothesis / aims of study The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of the TVT-O inside-out procedure for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Study design ... [more ▼]

Hypothesis / aims of study The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of the TVT-O inside-out procedure for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Study design, materials and methods From March 2003 through September 2003, 53 patients with clinical evidence of SUI participated in this prospective clinical trial. Preoperative evaluation included complete history, physical examination, multichannel urodynamics, urine analysis, and cystoscopy. None of the patients presented the following exclusion criteria: post-void residual volume (PVR) ≥ 100 cc, detrusor overactivity or acontractility, contraindication to anesthesia, pregnancy, neurological pathology, or active urinary or vaginal infection. All patients met the following inclusion criteria: age > 25 and < 85 years, clinically demonstrated SUI, positive Ulmsten test, and maximum cystometric capacity ≥ 300 mL. In all patients, a sub-urethral tape (Gynecare®) was inserted by one single surgeon via an inside-out transobturator approach (TVT-O), as previously described (1). Evaluation of SUI, urgency/urge incontinence, daytime urinary frequency/nocturia, and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction/retention was carried out using the Measurement of Urinary Handicap scale questionnaire (2). The importance of urinary incontinence was assessed with a visual analog scale graded from 0 to 10. Quality of life (QoL) assessment was performed using the validated Ditrovie self-administered questionnaire. Outpatient follow-up was perfomed at 1 and 6 months, and every 6 months thereafter. Follow-up evaluation included physical examination with a stress test, uroflowmetry, PVR, and symptom, visual analog, and QoL scales scoring. Cure was defined as no leakage based on both symptom scale scoring and physical examination. Improvement was defined as at least a 50% decrease in symptoms based on the questionnaire’s evaluation. Chart review was conducted by a physician not associated with the surgical procedure. The specific protocol used in this study was approved by the Medical Ethics committee of our Institution. All patients had given their written informed consent. Methods, defintions,and units conform to the standards recommended by the ICS. Results Mean age of the patients was 61.2 years (36 to 80). Of the 53 patients, 20 had undergone previous pelvic surgery. Forty-eight patients suffered from SUI. Five patients did not complain of SUI but had clinical evidence of SUI after reduction of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) during vaginal examination. The TVT-O procedure was associated with POP cure (performed before TVT-O) in 12 patients. Maximal urethral closure pressure was < 30 cm H20 in 6 patients. Follow-up time was ≥ 6 months in all women (max = 12.5; mean = 8). A total of 33 and 20 women received spinal and general anesthesia, respectively. Intraoperative blood loss was < 100 cc in all cases. No vaginal wall, urethral, or bladder perforation was encountered. No hematoma, neurological complication, fistula, vaginal or urethral erosion, or tape rejection was observed. Some patients reported pain symptoms, directly after the procedure, mainly located in the thigh regions (either uni- or bilaterally). Pain was always mild, never requiring opioid antalgics. No patient complained of persistent pain; indeed, pain had completely vanished within the first post-operative month in all cases. At the latest follow-up visit, PVR was < 100 cc and max flow rate was ≥ 10 mL/sec in 49 (92.4%) and 39 (73.6%) patients, respectively. One patient underwent an immediate tape release procedure for complete retention 2 days after TVT-O. Thereafter, the patient had no PVR and was completely dry. The tape was sectioned in 2 patients for chronic retention and/or urgency associated with bladder outlet obstruction, 4 and 7 months after the operation. Based on the SUI questionnaire evaluation and physical examination, 50 (94.3%) patients were cured. SUI symptoms had improved in 1 patient and had not changed in another. One patient with POP not complaining of SUI preoperatively (but with clinically demonstrated SUI following POP reduction) developed SUI after POP cure associated with TVT-O. Analysis of the urgency questionnaire’s results revealed that among the 53 patients, 32 did not complain of any urgency before the operation. Of these 32 patients, 3 patients developed de novo urgency, with one of them requiring tape sectioning because of obstruction-associated urge incontinence. Among the 21 patients with preoperative urge symptoms, 15 of them reported disappearance of urgency after the procedure. Urge symptoms were unchanged in the remaining 6 patients. Daytime frequency/nocturia symptoms scale scoring showed that 4 patients had a worsening of these symptoms while all other patients were either improved or unchanged. LUTS suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction/retention appeared or worsened in 3 patients, amongst which the 2 patients who required tape sectioning. These symptoms were unchanged or decreased (mainly in patients with associated POP cure) in all other patients. Analysis of the urinary incontinence visual analog and QoL scale scores demonstrated that the majority of patients reported disappearance of urinary leakage together with significant improvement of their QoL (Figures 1 and 2). Interpretation of results As already suggested by the results of a recent feasibility study (1), TVT-O appears to be associated with a minimal risk of peri-operative complications. Indeed, in our present prospective study, no injury to the bladder, vagina, or urethra was encountered and we have not observed any vascular, digestive or neurological complication. Our data suggest that TVT-O is associated with high objective and subjective SUI cure rates and a low incidence of post-operative complications. Longer follow-up times are required to determine the long-term efficacy of TVT-O. Concluding message The short term results of this prospective study suggest that TVT-O is a safe and efficient surgical procedure for the treatment of female SUI. References 1. Novel surgical technique for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: Transobturator vaginal tape inside-out. Eur Urol 44:724-730, 2003 2. Elaboration and validation of a specific quality of life questionnaire for urination urgency in women. Prog Urol 7:56-63, 1997 [less ▲]

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Waltregny, David ULg; Reul, Olivier ULg; Bonnet, Pierre ULg et al

in Neurourology and Urodynamics (2004), 23(5-6), 428-429

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See detailBiochemical findings associated with atypical myopathy in grazing horses
Votion, Dominique ULg; Delguste, Catherine ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (2004), 447

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See detailAntagonistic activity of yeast against post-harvest diseases of tropical fruits.
Jijakli, Haissam ULg; Lassois, Ludivine ULg; Lahlali, R.

in Bulletin des Séances de l’Académie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-Mer = Mededelingen der Zittingen van de Koninklijke Academie voor Overzeese Wetenschappen (2004), 50(2), 153-163

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See detailNew insights to the pathogenesis of acute pulmonary edema in patients with ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction: role of dynamic mitral regurgitation
Lancellotti, Patrizio ULg; Bauer, C.; Stainier, P. Y. et al

in European Heart Journal (2004), 25(Suppl. S), 589

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See detailEffect of number of lambs, their sex and birth weignt on ovine pregnancy associated glycoprotein (ovPAG) concentrations
Vandaele, L; Verberckmoes, S; De Cat, S et al

in Journal of Reproduction & Fertility. Abstract Series (2004), 16(2), 192193

Early pregnancy detection and prediction of the number of lambs would be profitable for sheep breeders, as this enables nourishment of pregnant ewes to their individual needs. Nonpregnant ewes can be ... [more ▼]

Early pregnancy detection and prediction of the number of lambs would be profitable for sheep breeders, as this enables nourishment of pregnant ewes to their individual needs. Nonpregnant ewes can be separated and sold before winter. Prediction of sex is interesting for the curiosity of impatient breeders. Early pregnancy detection (before 45 days after mating) by means of ovine pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (ovPAGs) has proved to be a more reliable test than the commonly used transrectal ultrasound. The concentration of ovPAG has been claimed to be related to the number of lambs, their sex and birth weight, but contradictory results were obtained in different small-scale studies. In this study the correlation between number of lambs, their sex and birth weight and the ovPAG concentration in the serum of the ewes was examined. In a field trial, 160 and 70 ewes of the Texel and Suffolk breed, respectively, housed on 6 different farms, were synchronized by means of intravaginal sponges impregnated with 40 mg cronolone (Chronogest®, Intervet, Boxmeer, The Netherlands). At the moment of synchronisation (T0) and at 25 (T25), 35 (T35) and 45 (T45) days after mating or artificial insemination, blood samples were taken by jugular vein puncture. A heterologous radioimmunoassay (RIA) was used to determine the ovPAG concentration. In the heterologous RIA boPAG molecules were used as tracer, and ovPAG molecules as standard, while rabbit antibodies against ovPAG were used as antiserum. At parturition, number, sex and birth weight of the lambs were registered and their effect on ovPAG concentrations was statistically evaluated. No significant difference in ovPAG concentration was found between ewes pregnant of a single male or female lamb (P = 0.29). ovPAG concentrations were affected by the total birth weight (P < 0.05). In ewes pregnant with multiples, the ovPAG concentrations were higher (P < 0.01) than in ewes pregnant with singles at T25, T35 and T45, respectively. Because ovPAG concentrations were affected by the farm, it was impossible to predict the number of lambs by the ovPAG level. In conclusion, ovPAG concentrations were not affected by the sex of the lamb. However, ovPAG concentrations were related to the total birth weight. Within the farm, increased ovPAG concentrations may indicate pregnancy of multiples. [less ▲]

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See detailIsolation and analysis of a putative FLC orthologue in Sinapis alba L.
D'Aloia, Maria ULg; Melzer, Siegbert; Périlleux, Claire ULg

in Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (2004), 26(3), 23-24

In many plant species, flowering is promoted by a long exposure to low temperature, a process known as vernalization. Some plants even have an absolute requirement for winter cold before being able to ... [more ▼]

In many plant species, flowering is promoted by a long exposure to low temperature, a process known as vernalization. Some plants even have an absolute requirement for winter cold before being able to flower the next summer, hence behave as biennials or winter crops. A recent breakthrough in the understanding of the molecular bases of vernalization has been the cloning of the FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) gene in Arabidopsis thaliana (Michaels S.D. & Amasino R.M., 1999). FLC encodes a repressor of flowering and is downregulated by vernalization. So vernalization relieves the inhibitory role that FLC plays on downstream genes involved in the floral transition of the shoot apical meristem (SAM). Although vernalization has been shown, by physiological studies, to be sensed by the SAM, molecular evidences are missing. Such analyses are impaired in Arabidopsis by the small size of the plant and the rosette growth habit. We therefore cloned a FLC homologue in a caulescent relative Brassicaceae: mustard (Sinapis alba L.). We identified two clones by screening a cDNA library made from leaf mRNA. One of them, SaFLC1, was used for in situ hybridizations on SAM sections. Preliminary results are shown. Because of its agronomical importance, we have also tried to manipulate the vernalization process in crops. By using a transgenic approach, we have attempted to bypass the strict vernalization requirement of winter colza (Brassica napus L.). We have over-expressed SaMADS A, a gene which is repressed by FLC in wild type, and observed that the transgenics did not require vernalization any more. [less ▲]

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See detailThe neck domain of myosin V
Terrak, Mohammed ULg; Staford, Walter; Lu, Renne

in Biophysical Journal (2004), 86

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See detailStratégie régionale de gestion de l’activité cynégétique en périphérie du parc du W (Bénin, Burkina Faso, Niger)
Boulet, H.; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Aladji-Boni, A. S. et al

in Game and Wildlife Science (2004), 21(3), 663-673

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See detailAnterior cingulate, insula and parietal operculum commonly activated during motor and vocal ties in patients with Tourette syndrome: An event-related functional MRI study
Bohlhalter, Stephan; Goldfine, Andrew; Matteson, Sarah et al

in Movement Disorders : Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society (2004), 19(Suppl. 9), 1109

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See detailSome effects of proanthocyanidins isolated from Ribes nigrum on the cardiovascular system in the rat.
Garbacki, Nancy ULg; Damas, Jacques ULg

in Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology (2004), 18

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See detailPregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) profiles during the peri-implantation period in recipients carrying bovine somatic clones: preliminary results
Heyman, Y; Chavatte-Palmer, P; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg et al

in Journal of Reproduction & Fertility. Abstract Series (2004), 17(2), 168169

Bovine pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (bPAGs) are secreted by binucleate cells of the placenta and can be assayed in maternal plasma as indicators of pregnancy and markers for the functional status of ... [more ▼]

Bovine pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (bPAGs) are secreted by binucleate cells of the placenta and can be assayed in maternal plasma as indicators of pregnancy and markers for the functional status of the trophoblast. The concentrations of PAGs vary differentially during the peri-implantation period. Large offspring syndrome (LOS) and abnormal placentation have been associated in cloned fetuses with abnormally increased pregnancy-specific protein 60 (PSP60). The aim of this study was to investigate the evolution of plasma levels of PAGs measured by the use of three different RIA systems in heifers after transfer of somatic cloned embryos and to compare that to plasma levels of control recipients during early pregnancy to distinguish which ones vary differentially. Cloned embryos were derived from nuclear transfer from fibroblasts of an adult cell line to in vitro-matured bovine oocytes according to Vignon et al. (1998 Theriogenology 49, 392). Control embryos were obtained in vitro after IVF and cultured in serum-free medium up to the blastocyst stage. By Day 7, cloned (n = 29) and control embryos (n = 10) were transferred to synchronous recipient heifers of the Normande breed (one embryo per recipient). Blood samples were taken every 2–3 days between Days 25 and 50 of pregnancy from recipients that had a positive progesterone test on Day 21, and the plasma was stored frozen until assay. Pregnancy status was monitored by repeated ultrasound scanning from Day 35 to Day 90. Concentrations of PAGs were determined by validated RIA assays for the different forms (PAGI67, PAG55+62, PAG55+59) using 3 antisera (AS 497, AS 706, AS 708, respectively) (Perenyi et al. 2002 Reprod. Domest. Anim. 37, 100–104). profiles of only the recipients that were confirmed pregnant by scanning over Day 50 (n = 18 clones, n = 4 controls) were analyzed and compared. Concentrations of PAGs measured by AS 497 and AS 706 were significantly higher in clones than in control recipients during the second month of pregnancy, indicating that the placenta of clones secreted these forms in a different manner compared to controls. Moreover, we found that concentrations of PAGs as determined with the two same antisera were higher for recipients with a cloned fetus that developed to term compared to those which had fetal loss before 3 months. For instance, using the AS 706, respective values of PAGs at Day 45 were 17.64 ± 7.59 and 10.96 ± 6.38 ng/mL for pregnancies with cloned and control fetuses, respectively, (P < 0.05) and 21.29 ± 4.77 and 12.88 ± 8.90 ng/mL in pregnancies with cloned fetuses that developed normally to term or died before 3 months of age, respectively, (P < 0.05). We conclude that our assays using two antisera could be a predictive test for fetal loss in clone pregnancies. Until now, recipients carrying cloned embryos that develop LOS during late pregnancy could not be detected by conventional assays in maternal serum or by scanning during the period of 35–50 days. This study provides a new diagnostic tool to detect them. Investigations are in progress to check the localization of these different forms of PAG in placentomes removed from recipients carrying somatic clones. [less ▲]

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See detailPatients at high risk of hip fracture benefit from treatment with strontium ranelate
Rizzoli, R.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Diaz-Curiel, M. et al

in Calcified Tissue International (2004), 74(S1), 83-84

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Bruyère, Olivier ULg; Pavelka, K.; Richy, F. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004), 12(SB), 76

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See detailGCxGC-TOFMS of chlorinated dioxins and furans in environmental samples
Cochran, Jack; Focant, Jean-François ULg; Sjödin, Andreas et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2004), 66

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See detailStrontium ranelate reduces the risk of vertebral fractures in osteoporotic postmenopausal women without prevalent vertebral fracture
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Rizzoli, R.; Balogh, A. et al

in Calcified Tissue International (2004), 74(S1), 83

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See detailOnce-monthly oral ibandronate a new bisphosphonate dosing concept
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Miller, P.; Delmas, P. et al

in Calcified Tissue International (2004), 74(S1), 85

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