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See detailCerato-Mandibular Ligament: a Key Trait in Damselfishes?
Olivier, Damien ULg; Frederich, Bruno ULg; Parmentier, Eric ULg

in Frederich, Bruno; Parmentier, Eric (Eds.) Biology of Damselfishes (in press)

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See detailOntogeny and Early Life Stages of Damselfishes
Kavanagh, Kathryn; Frederich, Bruno ULg

in Frederich, Bruno; Parmentier, Eric (Eds.) Biology of Damselfishes (in press)

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See detailTrophic Ecology of Damselfishes
Frederich, Bruno ULg; Olivier, Damien ULg; Gajdzik, Laura ULg et al

in Frederich, Bruno; Parmentier, Eric (Eds.) Biology of Damselfishes (in press)

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See detailEcomorphology and Iterative Ecological Radiation of Damselfishes
Frederich, Bruno ULg; Cooper, W. James; Aguilar-Medrano, Rosalia

in Frederich, Bruno; Parmentier, Eric (Eds.) Biology of Damselfishes (in press)

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See detailMetal binding to the N-terminal cytoplasmic domain of the PIB ATPase HMA4 is required for metal transport in Arabidopsis.
Laurent, Clémentine ULg; Lekeux, Gilles ULg; Ukuwela, Ashwinie A et al

in Plant Molecular Biology (in press)

PIB ATPases are metal cation pumps that transport metals across membranes. These proteins possess N- and C-terminal cytoplasmic extensions that contain Cys- and His-rich high affinity metal binding ... [more ▼]

PIB ATPases are metal cation pumps that transport metals across membranes. These proteins possess N- and C-terminal cytoplasmic extensions that contain Cys- and His-rich high affinity metal binding domains, which may be involved in metal sensing, metal ion selectivity and/or in regulation of the pump activity. The PIB ATPase HMA4 (Heavy Metal ATPase 4) plays a central role in metal homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana and has a key function in zinc and cadmium hypertolerance and hyperaccumulation in the extremophile plant species Arabidopsis halleri. Here, we examined the function and structure of the N-terminal cytoplasmic metal-binding domain of HMA4. We mutagenized a conserved CCTSE metal-binding motif in the domain and assessed the impact of the mutations on protein function and localization in planta, on metal-binding properties in vitro and on protein structure by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. The two Cys residues of the motif are essential for the function, but not for localization, of HMA4 in planta, whereas the Glu residue is important but not essential. These residues also determine zinc coordination and affinity. Zinc binding to the N-terminal domain is thus crucial for HMA4 protein function, whereas it is not required to maintain the protein structure. Altogether, combining in vivo and in vitro approaches in our study provides insights towards the molecular understanding of metal transport and specificity of metal P-type ATPases. [less ▲]

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See detailMeet the Damselfishes
Parmentier, Eric ULg; Frederich, Bruno ULg

in Frederich, Bruno; Parmentier, Eric (Eds.) Biology of Damselfishes (in press)

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See detailControlling the profile of high aspect ratio gratings in diamond
Vargas Catalan, Ernesto; Forsberg, Pontus; Absil, Olivier ULg et al

in Diamond & Related Materials (in press)

Diamond is an excellent material for infrared optics and for applications in harsh environments. Some of those desirable properties, i.e. hardness and chemical inertness, also make it a challenging ... [more ▼]

Diamond is an excellent material for infrared optics and for applications in harsh environments. Some of those desirable properties, i.e. hardness and chemical inertness, also make it a challenging material to machine and etch. In this study we have tested a wide range of etch parameters in an inductively coupled plasma etcher, in order to produce highly controlled, high aspect ratio gratings in diamond. We discuss the effects of pressure, bias power, and some gas mixture variation (pure oxygen and argon-oxygen) on the etch results and how it impacts the etch mask sputtering and redeposition. We also present a method for applying a fresh aluminum mask, in order to etch even deeper optical grating. Gratings with aspect ratios as high as 1:13.5 have been achieved with a 1.42 μm grating period. [less ▲]

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See detailEstonia
Havelange, Carl ULg; Christiaens, Alexandre

Book published by Les Impressions Nouvelles (in press)

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See detailRugose corals across the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary in NW Turkey
Denayer, Julien ULg

in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica (in press)

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See detailLéonard de Vinci et d'autres. Artistes italiens au service de François d'Angoulême (et de Louise de Savoie)
Fagnart, Laure ULg

in Lastroiali, Chiara (Ed.) L'Italia e Francesco I. Scambi, influenze, diffidenze fra Medioevo e Rinascimento (in press)

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See detailNœuds de Savoie et cordelières de Louise de Savoie
Fagnart, Laure ULg

in Rivière-Ciavaldini, Laurence; Briat-Philippe, Magali (Eds.) Princesses et Renaissance(s). La commande artistique de Marguerite d'Autriche et de son entourage (in press)

Comtesse puis duchesse d’Angoulême, Louise de Savoie (1476-1531) est l’une des personnalités les plus influentes de la première Modernité européenne. Elle n’est pas seulement la mère de deux enfants ... [more ▼]

Comtesse puis duchesse d’Angoulême, Louise de Savoie (1476-1531) est l’une des personnalités les plus influentes de la première Modernité européenne. Elle n’est pas seulement la mère de deux enfants illustres, Marguerite, future reine de Navarre, et François, futur François Ier, elle est aussi la sœur de Philibert II le Beau, duc de Savoie. Une fois son fils monté sur le trône de France, Louise domine le Conseil et assure, à deux reprises, la régence du royaume. Son action concerne encore les arts et les lettres : amatrice d’objets d’art et bibliophile avertie, elle demande à Léonard de Vinci d’imaginer une ville et un palais neuf à Romorantin, participant de la sorte à la diffusion en France des idées et des formes venues d’Italie. Curieusement, alors que son influence fut considérable, Louise de Savoie n’a pas fait l’objet d’une monographie récente (un ouvrage collectif à son propos paraîtra toutefois en 2015). Son emblématique n’a plus été analysé depuis les travaux d’Anne-Marie Lecocq (1987), qui s’était essentiellement concentrée sur les signes présents dans les livres qu’elle commanda pour soutenir l’éducation de ses enfants. À l’occasion de cette communication – prolongeant ainsi une recherche entreprise avec Pierre-Gilles Girault – nous voudrions revenir sur le discours héraldique de Louise de Savoie, en explicitant l’une de ses devises favorites, la cordelière. Pour la mère de François Ier, la corde à plusieurs nœuds revêt plusieurs significations. D’abord, puisqu’elle se compose de nœuds de Savoie, un emblème largement diffusé au début du XVIe siècle, notamment sous l’influence de Philibert II le Beau et Marguerite d’Autriche, elle souligne l’appartenance de la dame à la maison de Savoie. Ensuite, et ce de façon inédite au sein de la maison de Savoie, la cordelière de Louise associe nœuds de Savoie et cordon franciscain, une référence que nous proposons d’expliquer non pas uniquement, comme on le fait traditionnellement, par les liens prétenduement étroits qui reliaient la mère de François Ier avec l’ordre des Franciscains. Pour Louise, il s’agit sans doute aussi de se situer dans la lignée d’Anne de Bretagne, à laquelle la cordelière est indéniablement liée. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Concept de Réserve Cognitive
Grotz, Catherine ULg; Adam, Stéphane ULg

in Amieva, H; Bellin, C; Maillet, D (Eds.) L’évaluation neuropsychologique : De la Norme à l’Exception (in press)

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See detailRetirement and cognitive functioning
Grotz, Catherine ULg; Adam, Stéphane ULg

in Pachana, N (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Geropsychology (in press)

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See detailPain and Nociception in Disorders of Consciousness
Chatelle, Camille ULg; LAUREYS, Steven ULg; Demertzi, Athina ULg

in Luis Garcia-Larrea, France; Jackson, Philip L. (Eds.) Pain and the Conscious Brain (in press)

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See detailSymboles et abréviation chrétiens dans les papyrus littéraires grecs à contenu profane (IVe-VIIe siècles)
Carlig, Nathan ULg

in Derda, Tomasz; Urbanik, Jakub (Eds.) Acts of the 27th International Congress of Papyrology (Warsaw, 29th July - 3rd August 2013) (in press)

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See detailL’emblématique de Louise de Savoie
Fagnart, Laure ULg; Girault, Pierre-Gilles

in Armas e Troféus. Rivista de Historia, Heraldica, Genealogia (in press)

Durant cette communication, à la suite des travaux d'Anne-Marie Lecocq (1987), nous sommes revenus sur le discours héraldique de la comtesse et duchesse d'Angoulême, Louise de Savoie, l'influente mère de ... [more ▼]

Durant cette communication, à la suite des travaux d'Anne-Marie Lecocq (1987), nous sommes revenus sur le discours héraldique de la comtesse et duchesse d'Angoulême, Louise de Savoie, l'influente mère de François Ier. Nous avons présenté et explicité ses devises favorites, à savoir la cordelière, qui évoque autant le nœud de Savoie que la cordelière franciscaine, le vol, sans doute choisi puisque l’aile évoque le L de Louise par homophonie, le bouquet de lis ou le cygne « navré », mais aussi les écus et les monogrammes qui lui sont associés et qui ponctuent enluminures, tapisseries, bas-reliefs et éléments sculptés de l’architecture. Notre intention a été de montrer d’une part comment Louise de Savoie manifeste, par l’intermédiaire de ces signes emblématiques, son identité et son pouvoir, d’autre part comment elle construit, par leur biais, un patrimoine, mental, susceptible de renforcer son clan et ses héritiers. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of 10Hz and 20Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation on automatic motor control
Cappon, Davide; D'Ostilio, Kevin ULg; Garraux, Gaëtan ULg et al

in Brain Stimulation (in press)

Background: Automatic motor inhibition is an important and adaptive process through which an activated motor plan is suppressed if the movement is not intended to be executed. Neuronal networks are ... [more ▼]

Background: Automatic motor inhibition is an important and adaptive process through which an activated motor plan is suppressed if the movement is not intended to be executed. Neuronal networks are characterized by oscillatory activity. In the brain, a large variety of rhythms have been described that differ in their frequency, origin and reactivity to changes in task demands. Recent studies have demonstrated that active cortical networks are susceptible to weak sinusoidal perturbations of exogenous electric fields. Objective/Hypothesis: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency-specific effect of transcranial alternate current stimulation (tACS) over the automatic control of movement in healthy volunteers. We hypothesized that applying two different tACS frequencies during a visuo-motor task would result in different behavioural effects and in diverse modulation of cortical excitability. Methods: In this study we used tACS to interact non-invasively with the ongoing task-related oscillatory activity. Stimulation was delivered at alpha (10 Hz) and beta (20 Hz) frequency over the supplementary motor area and the primary motor cortex (SMA-M1) connections, which are part of the BG-cortical motor loop, during the execution of the subliminal masked prime task. We measured the effects on task performance and on motor cortex corticospinal excitability by means of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Results: Results indicate a specific effect of 10 and 20-Hz tACS on functional inhibition in the SMA-M1 circuit. Behaviorally there is an interference in task-related automatic inhibition: 10 Hz tACS reduced the automatic inhibition. In contrast 20 Hz tACS increased the automatic inhibition. At a neurophysiological level there is a modulation in excitability of M1: 20 Hz tACS reduced MEP amplitudes, whereas there was no change after 10 Hz tACS. Conclusion(s): The current study provides novel evidence that automatic mechanisms of motor behaviour can be modulated by imposing synchronized electrical oscillatory activity upon motor cortical regions. Our study has important implications for cognitive neuroscience studies suggesting that the use tACS might offer the possibility to demonstrate a causal link between endogenous brain oscillations, specific exogenous alternate current frequencies and specific cognitive processes. [less ▲]

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See detailTrophic plasticity of Antarctic echinoids under contrasted environmental conditions
Michel, Loïc ULg; David, Bruno; Dubois, Philippe et al

in Polar Biology (in press)

Echinoids are common members of Antarctic zoobenthos, and different groups can show important trophic diversity. As part of the ANT-XXIX/3 cruise of RV Polarstern, trophic plasticity of sea urchins was ... [more ▼]

Echinoids are common members of Antarctic zoobenthos, and different groups can show important trophic diversity. As part of the ANT-XXIX/3 cruise of RV Polarstern, trophic plasticity of sea urchins was studied in three neighbouring regions (Drake Passage, Bransfield Strait and Weddell Sea) featuring several depth-related habitats offering different trophic environments to benthic consumers. Three families with contrasting feeding habits (Cidaridae, Echinidae and Schizasteridae) were studied. Gut content examination and stable isotopes ratios of C and N suggest that each of the studied families showed a different response to variation in environmental and food conditions. Schizasteridae trophic plasticity was low, and these sea urchins were bulk sediment feeders relying on sediment-associated organic matter in all regions and/or depth-related habitats. Cidaridae consumed the most animal-derived material. Their diet varied according to the considered area, as sea urchins from Bransfield Strait relied mostly on living and/or dead animal material, while specimens from Weddell Sea fed on a mixture of dead animal material and other detritus. Echinidae also showed important trophic plasticity. They fed on various detrital items in Bransfield Strait, and selectivity of ingested material varied across depth-related habitats. In Weddell Sea, stable isotopes revealed that they mostly relied on highly 13C-enriched food items, presumably microbially-reworked benthic detritus. The differences in adaptive strategies could lead to family-specific responses of Antarctic echinoids to environmental and food-related changes. [less ▲]

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