Browsing
     by title


0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

or enter first few letters:   
OK
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of pps disruption and constitutive expression of srfA on surfactin productivity, spreading and antagonistic properties of Bacillus subtilis 168 derivatives
Coutte, F.; Leclere, V.; Bechet, M. et al

in Journal of Applied Microbiology (2010), 109

Aims: To analyse the effects of plipastatin operon disruption and constitutive expression of surfactin operon in Bacillus subtilis 168 on surfactin productivity, in vitro invasive growth and antagonism ... [more ▼]

Aims: To analyse the effects of plipastatin operon disruption and constitutive expression of surfactin operon in Bacillus subtilis 168 on surfactin productivity, in vitro invasive growth and antagonism against fungi. Methods and Results: The srfA native promoter was replaced by the constitutive promoter PrepU in B. subtilis 168 after integration of a functional sfp gene. Moreover, the plipastatin synthesis was further disrupted in the B. subtilis 168 derivatives. In liquid media, an earlier and higher expression of PrepU, than that found with PsrfA, led to a specific surfactin production fivefold higher after 6 h of culture. On solid media, not only the invasive growth and the haemolytic activity but also the antifungal activity of the constitutive strains were improved when compared to the parental strain BBG111. As expected, the disruption of the plipastatin operon strongly reduced in vitro antifungal properties but, interestingly, enhanced specific surfactin production (1Æ47 g g)1 of biomass), spreading behaviour and haemolytic activity of the strains. Conclusions: This work demonstrates for the first time the interdependency of surfactin and plipastatin regarding their biosynthesis as well as their influence on the biological activities of the producing strain. Significance and Impact of the Study: The constitutive overproduction of surfactin enhances the invasive growth and the in vitro antagonistic activity of the mutant strain. Both properties are known to play an important role in the biocontrol of plant diseases. Plipastatin operon disruption increases the surfactin productivity of mutant strains. These mutants are interesting for use in continuous bioprocesses for surfactin production or in bioremediation. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 21 (2 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of pre-emptive Vagus Nerve Stimulation on cortical spreading depression in rat
Multon, Sylvie ULiege; Prodanov, D.; Chauvel, Virginie ULiege et al

Poster (2008, September)

Detailed reference viewed: 32 (0 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailThe effect of pre-industrial charcoal kilns on chemical properties of forest soil of Wallonia, Belgium
Hardy, Brieuc; Cornelis, Jean-Thomas ULiege; Houben, David et al

in European Journal of Soil Science (2016)

Detailed reference viewed: 14 (3 ULiège)
Full Text
See detailEffect of precolonization of bean seeds with Trichoderma, on symptoms induced by Pythium.
Cotes, A. M.; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege; Semal, J.

in Mededelingen van de Faculteit Landbouwwetenschappen (Rijksuniversiteit te Gent) (1992), 57(2b),

Detailed reference viewed: 19 (3 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of prenatal androgen receptor antagonist or aromatase inhibitor on the differentiation of neuronal Fos responses to estrous female pheromones in the rat accessory olfactory system
Dominguez, Emilio; Portillo, Wendy; Baum, Michael J et al

in Physiology & Behavior (2002), 75

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

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

Detailed reference viewed: 45 (0 ULiège)
See detailEffect of prenatal undernutrition of the chicken embryo on growth and metabolism up to day 7
Willems, Els; Willemsen, Hilke; Li, Yue et al

Poster (2011)

Detailed reference viewed: 9 (0 ULiège)
See detailEffect of prenatal undernutrition of the chicken embryo on postnatal performance up to day 21
Willems, Els; Willemsen, Hilke; Wang, Yufeng et al

in The 5th combined workshop: Fundamental Physiology of the European working group of physiology and perinatal development in poultry (2011)

Detailed reference viewed: 13 (1 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of pressure and temperature upon tin alkoxide-promoted ring-opening polymerisation of epsilon-caprolactone in supercritical carbon dioxide
Stassin, Fabrice; Jérôme, Robert ULiege

in Chemical Communications (2003), (2), 232-233

Ring-opening polymerisation of epsilon-caprolactone in supercritical carbon dioxide is slowed down by a carbonation reaction, resulting in a positive volume of activation and a higher energy of activation ... [more ▼]

Ring-opening polymerisation of epsilon-caprolactone in supercritical carbon dioxide is slowed down by a carbonation reaction, resulting in a positive volume of activation and a higher energy of activation as compared to polymerisation in a regular hydrocarbon solvent. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 28 (2 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailThe effect of pressure on DSr (plag/melt) and DCr (opx/melt): implications for anorthosite petrogenesis
Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULiege; Longhi, John; Duchesne, Jean-Clair ULiege

in Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2000), 178

Detailed reference viewed: 7 (1 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of pressure support ventilation during weaning on ventilation and oxygenation indices in healthy horses recovering from general anesthesia.
Ida, Keila ULiege; Fantoni, Denise T.; Souto, Maria T. M. R. et al

in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia (2013), 40(4), 339-50

OBJECTIVE: To determine if pressure support ventilation (PSV) weaning from general anesthesia affects ventilation or oxygenation in horses. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical study. ANIMALS ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To determine if pressure support ventilation (PSV) weaning from general anesthesia affects ventilation or oxygenation in horses. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical study. ANIMALS: Twenty client-owned healthy horses aged 5 +/- 2 years, weighing 456 +/- 90 kg. METHODS: In the control group (CG; n = 10) weaning was performed by a gradual decrease in respiratory rate (fR ) and in the PSV group (PSVG; n = 10) by a gradual decrease in fR with PSV. The effect of weaning was considered suboptimal if PaCO2 > 50 mmHg, arterial pH < 7.35 plus PaCO2 > 50 mmHg or PaO2 < 60 mmHg were observed at any time after disconnection from the ventilator until 30 minutes after the horse stood. Threshold values for each index were established and the predictive power of these values was tested. RESULTS: Pressure support ventilation group (PSVG) had (mean +/- SD) pH 7.36 +/- 0.02 and PaCO2 41 +/- 3 mmHg at weaning and the average lowest PaO2 69 +/- 6 mmHg was observed 15 minutes post weaning. The CG had pH 7.32 +/- 0.02 and PaCO2 57 +/- 6 mmHg at weaning and the average lowest PaO2 48 +/- 5 mmHg at 15 minutes post weaning. No accuracy in predicting weaning effect was observed for fR (p = 0.3474), minute volume (p = 0.1153), SaO2 (p = 0.1737) and PaO2 /PAO2 (p = 0.1529). A high accuracy in predicting an optimal effect of weaning was observed for VT > 10 L (p = 0.0001), fR /VT ratio </= 0.60 breaths minute(-1) L(-1) (p = 0.0001), VT /bodyweight > 18.5 mL kg(-1) (p = 0.0001) and PaO2 /FiO2 > 298 (p = 0.0002) at weaning. A high accuracy in predicting a suboptimal effect of weaning was observed for VT < 10 L (p = 0.0001), fR /VT ratio >/= 0.60 breaths minute(-1) L(-1) (p = 0.0001) and Pe'CO2 >/= 38 mmHg (p = 0.0001) at weaning. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Pressure support ventilation (PSV) weaning had a better respiratory outcome. A higher VT , VT /body weight, PaO2 /FiO2 ratio and a lower fR /VT ratio and Pe'CO2 were accurate in predicting the effect of weaning in healthy horses recovering from general anesthesia. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 9 (1 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of pressure, temperature, fluorine doping, and rare earth elements on the phonon density of states of LFeAsO studied by nuclear inelastic scattering
Sergueev, I.; Hermann, Raphael ULiege; Bessas, D. et al

in PHYSICAL REVIEW B (2013), 87(6), 064302-9

We have performed systematic studies of the lattice dynamics in LFeAsO (L = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) in the parent and in the similar to 10% F-doped compounds as a function of pressure and temperature. We have ... [more ▼]

We have performed systematic studies of the lattice dynamics in LFeAsO (L = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) in the parent and in the similar to 10% F-doped compounds as a function of pressure and temperature. We have found that the modifications in the partial Fe density of phonon states are mainly governed by the Fe-As bond length. The change of this bond length explains the change of the Fe density of phonon states above 25 meV. We further observe anomalies in the behavior of the phonon mode near 16 meV. In the parent phase, this mode softens anomalously upon cooling through the structural phase transition. Upon F doping, this mode hardens indicating a strong electron-phonon coupling. This suggests that the corresponding phonons play an important role in the competition between superconductivity and magnetism in these materials. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.064302 [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 10 (0 ULiège)
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of preventive antioxidant supplementation on lung function, airway inflammation and pulmonary 8-epi-PGF2 of calves exposed to ozone
Kirschvink, Nathalie; Fievez, Laurence ULiege; Jacqmot, O. et al

in Proceedings: Réunion de la Société Belge de Physiologie et de Pharmacologie Fondamentales et Cliniques (2001)

Detailed reference viewed: 11 (1 ULiège)
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of previous antidepressant therapy on the growth hormone response to apomorphine.
Pitchot, William ULiege; Hansenne, Michel ULiege; Gonzalez Moreno, A. et al

in Neuropsychobiology (1995), 32(1), 19-22

Several lines of evidence suggest a role for dopamine in the pathophysiology of depression. In 1988, we reported a blunted response of growth hormone (GH) to apomorphine, a dopaminergic agonist, in ... [more ▼]

Several lines of evidence suggest a role for dopamine in the pathophysiology of depression. In 1988, we reported a blunted response of growth hormone (GH) to apomorphine, a dopaminergic agonist, in endogenous depression. However, an antidepressant washout period is a major confounding factor in studies assessing the GH response to apomorphine. Indeed, whereas the influence of tricyclic antidepressants on the GH response to apomorphine is presently unknown, several reports have suggested that tricyclics may impair the GH response to clonidine for periods longer than 3 weeks following their discontinuation. In the present study, we hypothesized that a blunted GH response to apomorphine in depressed patients could be related to the recent administration of antidepressants. Therefore, the GH response to apomorphine (0.5 mg) was studied in 11 male DSM-III-R major depressive inpatients who had never received antidepressant therapy (group 1) compared to 11 normal controls and 11 major depressive inpatients drug free for at least 2 weeks (group 2). The three groups differed significantly in the GH peak response to apomorphine: mean (SD) 5.4 (4.0) ng/ml in group 1, 25.5 (10.7) in normal controls, and 5.5 (5.1) in group 2 (F = 15.5, df = 3, 30, p = 0.00001). While group 1 and normal controls (F = 21.8, p = 0.0002) as well as group 2 and controls (F = 5.6, p = 0.03) differed significantly, group 1 and group 2 did not (F = 0.18, p = 0.68). These results suggest that a washout period of 2 weeks could be sufficient in studies assessing the GH response to apomorphine. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 21 (0 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of procalcitonin-guided antibiotic treatment on mortality in acute respiratory infections: a patient level meta-analysis
Schuetz, Philipp; Wirz, Yannick; Sager, Ramon et al

in Lancet Infectious Diseases (2018), 18(1), 95-107

Background In February, 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the blood infection marker procalcitonin for guiding antibiotic therapy in patients with acute respiratory infections. This meta ... [more ▼]

Background In February, 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the blood infection marker procalcitonin for guiding antibiotic therapy in patients with acute respiratory infections. This meta-analysis of patient data from 26 randomised controlled trials was designed to assess safety of procalcitonin-guided treatment in patients with acute respiratory infections from different clinical settings. Methods Based on a prespecified Cochrane protocol, we did a systematic literature search on the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, and Embase, and pooled individual patient data from trials in which patients with respiratory infections were randomly assigned to receive antibiotics based on procalcitonin concentrations (procalcitonin-guided group) or control. The coprimary endpoints were 30-day mortality and setting-specific treatment failure. Secondary endpoints were antibiotic use, length of stay, and antibiotic side-effects. Findings We identified 990 records from the literature search, of which 71 articles were assessed for eligibility after exclusion of 919 records. We collected data on 6708 patients from 26 eligible trials in 12 countries. Mortality at 30 days was significantly lower in procalcitonin-guided patients than in control patients (286 [9%] deaths in 3336 procalcitonin-guided patients vs 336 [10%] in 3372 controls; adjusted odds ratio [OR] 0·83 [95% CI 0·70 to 0·99], p=0·037). This mortality benefit was similar across subgroups by setting and type of infection (pinteractions>0·05), although mortality was very low in primary care and in patients with acute bronchitis. Procalcitonin guidance was also associated with a 2·4-day reduction in antibiotic exposure (5·7 vs 8·1 days [95% CI −2·71 to −2·15], p<0·0001) and a reduction in antibiotic-related side-effects (16% vs 22%, adjusted OR 0·68 [95% CI 0·57 to 0·82], p<0·0001). Interpretation Use of procalcitonin to guide antibiotic treatment in patients with acute respiratory infections reduces antibiotic exposure and side-effects, and improves survival. Widespread implementation of procalcitonin protocols in patients with acute respiratory infections thus has the potential to improve antibiotic management with positive effects on clinical outcomes and on the current threat of increasing antibiotic multiresistance. Funding National Institute for Health Research. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 28 (0 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of processing conditions on phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties of date syrup
Abbès, F.; Kchaou, W.; Blecker, Christophe ULiege et al

in Industrial Crops & Products (2013), 44

Commercial hydrolytic enzymes (pectinase and cellulase) were investigated for their influence on phenolics and antioxidant activities of date syrup. Content of total phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoids ... [more ▼]

Commercial hydrolytic enzymes (pectinase and cellulase) were investigated for their influence on phenolics and antioxidant activities of date syrup. Content of total phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoids contents were determined spectrophotometrically. Polyphenols composition was examined using HPLC. Seven phenolic compounds (catechin, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, syringic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid and sinapic acid) were detected in all date syrup extracts. p-Coumaric acid was the major compound of all date syrup extracts, representing 49.223-63.397%. The antioxidant activity of date syrup was evaluated by various antioxidant assays, including total antioxidant, DPPH scavenging test, FRAP, hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity and metal chelating activity.Results showed that the date syrup prepared after extraction with pectinase and cellulase mixture gave the lowest phenolic and flavonoid contents. For same variety, date syrup prepared after extraction with pectinase and cellulase mixture gave the highest carotenoids amounts. The antioxidant activity, determined by several methods, was significantly affected by the extraction method as well as date varieties. In fact, the date syrup prepared after extraction with pectinase and cellulase mixture gave the lowest antioxidant activity. A good correlation between the antioxidant activity and total phenolic content and flavonoid was observed. The discovery of our research is very important to scientists as well as to the fruit-processing industry to produce juice and syrup with high antioxidant activity. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 87 (15 ULiège)
Peer Reviewed
See detailThe effect of processing on inflammatory markers in induced sputum.
Louis, Renaud ULiege; Shute, J.; Goldring, K. et al

in European Respiratory Journal (1999), 13(3), 660-7

The effects of the mucolytic agent, dithioerythritol (DTE), and the temperature at which sputum processing is conducted on cellular and biochemical markers in induced sputum was assessed. Samples from ... [more ▼]

The effects of the mucolytic agent, dithioerythritol (DTE), and the temperature at which sputum processing is conducted on cellular and biochemical markers in induced sputum was assessed. Samples from healthy and atopic asthmatic subjects were treated with either DTE or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) at 22 or 37 degrees C and compared for cell counts and concentrations of histamine, tryptase, eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), free interleukin (IL)-8, immunoglobulin (Ig)A, IL-8/IgA complexes and secretory component (SC). In addition, the influence of DTE on in vitro mediator release from blood eosinophils, basophils and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) mast cells was studied. Processing with DTE improved cytospin quality and increased the cell yield and measurable ECP, tryptase, IgA and SC, but reduced levels of histamine in PBS-treated samples and had no effect on IL-8. Cell counts or mediator levels were similar when sputum was processed at 22 or 37 degrees C, even though DTE induced blood basophils and BAL mast cells to release histamine at 37 degrees C. In spiking experiments, recovery of added ECP, tryptase, total IL-8 and histamine from sputum was similar in DTE- and PBS-processed sputum, but reduced for free IL-8 in PBS-treated samples. In conclusion, dithioerythritol improves cell and mediator recovery without causing cell activation when sputum processing is conducted at room temperature. The extent of recovery depends on the mediator studied. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 18 (1 ULiège)
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of prolactin on alpha and beta chloride cells in the gill epithelium of the saltwater adapted tilapia " Oreochromis niloticus"
Pisam, B.; Auperin, B.; Prunet, P. et al

in Anatomical Record (1993), 235

Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), 21 g average body weight, were divided into two groups. A group was maintained in fresh water, whereas another group was adapted for 2 weeks to 20% salt water. Among the ... [more ▼]

Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), 21 g average body weight, were divided into two groups. A group was maintained in fresh water, whereas another group was adapted for 2 weeks to 20% salt water. Among the latter, fishes were injected every 2 days for a week with tilapia prolactin (ti-PRL I). Gills were prepared for electron microscopy in order to determine the types and surface areas of chloride cells in each experimental condition. Two types of chloride cells, the alpha and beta cells were easily distinguished on the basis of their location and ultrastructural features in the gills of freshwater fishes, while only one type of cell, the saltwater alpha cells presumably derived from the transformation of the freshwater alpha cells, were encountered in saltwater adapted animals. After PRL injection of saltwater adapted fishes, small chloride cells, which displayed ultrastructural features similar to those of beta cells in freshwater tilapia, reappeared in interlamellar regions of the gills. In the same experimental conditions, the voluminous saltwater alpha cells showed a tendency to resume ultrastructural features more characteristic of the freshwater alpha cells from which they were derived. These observations tend to indicate that prolactin behaves as a "freshwater adapting hormone" and that beta cells are specifically involved in fish adaptation to freshwater living conditions. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 13 (0 ULiège)
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of prolonged exercise on neutrophil myeloperoxidase secretion
Bury, Thierry ULiege; PIRNAY, Freddy ULiege

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1995)

Detailed reference viewed: 12 (0 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of propofol and sevoflurane on coughing in smokers and non-smokers awakening from general anaesthesia at the end of a cervical spine surgery.
Hans, Pol ULiege; Marechal, Hugues ULiege; Bonhomme, Vincent ULiege

in British Journal of Anaesthesia (2008), 101(5), 731-7

BACKGROUND: Coughing during emergence from general anaesthesia may be detrimental, particularly after cervical spine surgery. We compared the effect of propofol or sevoflurane anaesthesia on the incidence ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Coughing during emergence from general anaesthesia may be detrimental, particularly after cervical spine surgery. We compared the effect of propofol or sevoflurane anaesthesia on the incidence and severity of coughing during recovery in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery via an anterior approach. As a secondary aim, we also evaluated the influences of smoking and estimated residual anaesthetic agent concentrations on coughing. METHODS: Thirty-four patients were enrolled in a randomized prospective, double-blind study to receive either propofol (PPF) or sevoflurane (SEVO) for maintenance of anaesthesia. The decision to perform tracheal extubation was based on specified criteria, including resumption of spontaneous respiration and consciousness. During emergence from anaesthesia and extubation, coughing was observed and graded at predefined times. RESULTS: The incidence of severe coughing was higher in the SEVO group than in the PPF group (59% and 6%, respectively), and also in smokers than in non-smokers (50% and 17%, respectively). The peak incidence of coughing was at tracheal extubation. The probability of coughing was influenced by the estimated residual concentration of anaesthetic agents at extubation, except for smokers in the SEVO group who were at the highest risk of coughing. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of coughing after cervical spine surgery when tracheal extubation is performed according to clinical criteria is lower after propofol anaesthesia compared with sevoflurane anaesthesia. Smokers are at increased risk of coughing, independently of the type of anaesthesia maintenance. Higher residual concentrations of anaesthetic agents decrease the probability of coughing, except for smokers anaesthetized with sevoflurane. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 36 (7 ULiège)