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See detailLes conventions d'actionnaires
Corbisier, Isabelle UL

Scientific Conference (1991, December 03)

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See detailIntroduction aux Problèmes Inverses
Francis, Olivier UL

Report (1991)

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See detailDie Zeit der Arbeit : Lebenswelten der Berg- und Hüttenarbeiter um die Jahrhundertwende
Scuto, Denis UL

Article for general public (1991)

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See detailStructure, expression and chromosomal location of the Oct-4 gene.
Yeom, Y. I.; Ha, H. S.; Balling, Rudi UL et al

in Mechanisms of Development (1991), 35(3), 171-9

The map position of Oct-4 on mouse chromosome 17 is between Q and T regions in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), and it is physically located within 35 kb of a class I gene. Several Oct-4 ... [more ▼]

The map position of Oct-4 on mouse chromosome 17 is between Q and T regions in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), and it is physically located within 35 kb of a class I gene. Several Oct-4-related genes are present in the murine genome; one of them maps to chromosome 9. The genomic structure and sequence of Oct-4 determined in t-haplotypes reveals five exons, and shows no significant changes in the t12 mutant haplotype making it unlikely that Oct-4 and the t12 early embryonic lethal are the same gene. By in situ hybridization, detectable onset of zygotic Oct-4 expression does not occur until compaction begins at 8-cells, suggesting that there might be other regulatory factors responsible for initiating Oct-4 expression. [less ▲]

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See detailCRABP and the teratogenic effects of retinoids
Balling, Rudi UL

in Trends in Genetics (1991), (7), 279-287

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See detailPax: a murine multigene family of paired box-containing genes.
Walther, C.; Guenet, J. L.; Simon, D. et al

in Genomics (1991), 11(2), 424-34

A murine multigene family has been identified that shares a conserved sequence motif, the paired box, with developmental control and tissue-specific genes of Drosophila. To date five murine paired box ... [more ▼]

A murine multigene family has been identified that shares a conserved sequence motif, the paired box, with developmental control and tissue-specific genes of Drosophila. To date five murine paired box-containing genes (Pax genes) have been described and one, Pax-1, has been associated with the developmental mutant phenotype undulated. Here we describe the paired boxes of three novel Pax genes, Pax-4, Pax-5, and Pax-6. Comparison of the eight murine paired domains of the mouse, the five Drosophila paired domains, and the three human paired domains shows that they fall into six distinct classes: class I comprises Pox meso, Pax-1, and HuP48; class II paired, gooseberry-proximal, gooseberry-distal, Pax-3, Pax-7, HuP1, and HuP2; class III Pax-2, Pax-5, and Pax-8; class IV Pax-4; class V Pox neuro; and class VI Pax-6. Pax-1 and the human gene HuP48 have identical paired domains, as do Pax-3 and HuP2 as well as Pax-7 and HuP1, and are likely to represent homologous genes in mouse and man. Identical intron-exon structure and extensive sequence homology of their paired boxes suggest that several Pax genes represent paralogs. The chromosomal location of all novel Pax genes and of Pax-3 and Pax-7 has been determined and reveals that they are not clustered. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence for the interaction of mast cell-degranulating peptide with pertussis toxin-sensitive G proteins in mast cells
Mousli, M.; Bronner, C.; Bueb, Jean-Luc UL et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology (1991), 207(3), 249-55

K(+)-channel blocker properties have been reported for mast cell-degranulating peptide (MCD) in the central nervous system, but its action mechanism in mast cells remains unknown. We studied the effect of ... [more ▼]

K(+)-channel blocker properties have been reported for mast cell-degranulating peptide (MCD) in the central nervous system, but its action mechanism in mast cells remains unknown. We studied the effect of MCD on the membrane potential of rat peritoneal mast cells using the fluorescent probe bis-oxonol. Unexpectedly, MCD induced a decrease in bis-oxonol fluorescence, in a rapid and then a slower phase, suggesting hyperpolarization of mast cells. Other K(+)-channel blockers, tetraethylammonium and 4-aminopyridine, did not significantly modify the bis-oxonol fluorescence and did not alter the effect of MCD. The late phase of bis-oxonol fluorescence decrease was inhibited by ouabain and by potassium deprivation, whereas histamine release was not affected. The first phase of putative hyperpolarization induced by MCD coincided with histamine release and with the generation of inositol polyphosphates. Prior treatment of the cells with pertussis toxin inhibited these effects of MCD. MCD stimulated the GTPase activity of purified G proteins (G0/Gi) in a concentration-dependent manner. These results indicate that the effect of MCD on mast cells is unrelated to K+ channels but that it is relevant to the activation of pertussis toxin-sensitive G proteins leading to the activation of phospholipase C. A direct interaction of MCD with G proteins is proposed, which, unlike mastoparan, does not require positive cooperativity. [less ▲]

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See detailG-proteins as targets for non-immunological histamine releasers
Mousli, M.; Bueb, Jean-Luc UL; Rouot, B. et al

in Agents and Actions (1991), 33(1-2), 81-3

The molecular mechanism of action of several non-immunological histamine releasers has been investigated using pertussis toxin which interfers, via ADP-ribosylation, with some G-proteins. Pertussis toxin ... [more ▼]

The molecular mechanism of action of several non-immunological histamine releasers has been investigated using pertussis toxin which interfers, via ADP-ribosylation, with some G-proteins. Pertussis toxin (100 ng/ml) inhibited histamine release induced by compound 48/80, substance P, mastoparan, peptide 401, bradykinin and spermine showing that a G-protein sensitive to pertussis toxin was involved in the non-immunological histamine release. All these compounds directly activate purified G-proteins. The sensitivity to pertussis toxin of this direct stimulatory effect was demonstrated for compound 48/80, mastoparan and substance P. Altogether these results suggest that a direct activation of G-protein might be the molecular mechanism of action of histamine secretagogues acting through a pertussis toxin sensitive G-protein and in this way mimic agonist-ligand receptor interaction. [less ▲]

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See detailWetenschapspedagogiek. Over de pedagogische bijdrage aan het wetenschapstheoretisch debat.
Biesta, Gert UL; Miedema, S.

in Comenius (1991), 11(1), 20-36

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See detailThe methodology of mental stress testing in cardiovascular research.
Steptoe, Andrew; Vögele, Claus UL

in Circulation (1991), 83(Suppl II), 14-24

Many issues related to the selection, reliability, and validity of mental stress testing in cardiovascular research are discussed. Five categories of mental stress testing are distinguished: problem ... [more ▼]

Many issues related to the selection, reliability, and validity of mental stress testing in cardiovascular research are discussed. Five categories of mental stress testing are distinguished: problem-solving tasks, information-processing tasks, psychomotor tasks, affective conditions, and aversive or painful conditions. A series of practical and theoretical criteria are outlined for the selection of appropriate tests, and the measurement of a range of dependent variables is emphasized. The temporal stability of cardiovascular responses to mental stress tests is examined through an analysis of test-retest correlations (weighted for sample size) in 28 comparisons with intervals between sessions varying from 1 day to more than 1 year. Heart rate reactions to tasks show an average-weighted Z of 0.732 +/- 0.031 (r = 0.62), with Z = 0.575 +/- 0.034 (r = 0.52) for systolic blood pressure and Z = 0.313 +/- 0.035 (r = 0.30) for diastolic blood pressure. It is argued that the validity of mental stress tests can be judged in relation to several different aspects, specifically, methodological, ecological, diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic validities. The nature of these standards is described, and pertinent literature is presented. [less ▲]

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See detailDATABASE OF HOMOLOGY-DERIVED PROTEIN STRUCTURES AND THE STRUCTURAL MEANING OF SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT
SANDER, C.; Schneider, Reinhard UL

in Proteins (1991), 9(1), 56-68

The database of known protein three-dimensional structures can be significantly increased by the use of sequence homology, based on the following observations. (1) The database of known sequences ... [more ▼]

The database of known protein three-dimensional structures can be significantly increased by the use of sequence homology, based on the following observations. (1) The database of known sequences, currently at more than 12,000 proteins, is two orders of magnitude larger than the database of known structures. (2) The currently most powerful method of predicting protein structures is model building by homology. (3) Structural homology can be inferred from the level of sequence similarity. (4) The threshold of sequence similarity sufficient for structural homology depends strongly on the length of the alignment. Here, we first quantify the relation between sequence similarity, structure similarity, and alignment length by an exhaustive survey of alignments between proteins of known structure and report a homology threshold curve as a function of alignment length. We then produce a database of homology-derived secondary structure of proteins (HSSP) by aligning to each protein of known structure all sequences deemed homologous on the basis of the threshold curve. For each known protein structure, the derived database contains the aligned sequences, secondary structure, sequence variability, and sequence profile. Tertiary structures of the aligned sequences are implied, but not modeled explicitly. The database effectively increases the number of known protein structures by a factor of five to more than 1800. The results may be useful in assessing the structural significance of matches in sequence database searches, in deriving preferences and patterns for structure prediction, in elucidating the structural role of conserved residues, and in modeling three-dimensional detail by homology. [less ▲]

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See detailSeparate elements cause lineage restriction and specify boundaries of Hox-1.1 expression.
Puschel, A. W.; Balling, Rudi UL; Gruss, P.

in Development (Cambridge, England) (1991), 112(1), 279-87

The Hox genes are a class of putative developmental control genes that are thought to be involved in the specification of positional identity along the anteroposterior axis of the vertebrate embryo. It is ... [more ▼]

The Hox genes are a class of putative developmental control genes that are thought to be involved in the specification of positional identity along the anteroposterior axis of the vertebrate embryo. It is apparent from their expression pattern that their regulation is dependent upon positional information. In a previous analysis of the Hox-1.1 promoter in transgenic mice, we identified sequences that were sufficient to establish transgene expression in a specific region of the embryo. The construct used, however, did not contain enough regulatory sequences to reproduce all aspects of Hox-1.1 expression. In particular, neither a posterior boundary nor a restriction of expression to prevertebrae was achieved. Here we show correct regulation by Hox-1.1 sequences in transgenic mice and identify the elements responsible for different levels of control. Concomitant with the subdivision of mesodermal cells into different lineages during gastrulation and organogenesis, Hox-1.1 expression is restricted to successively smaller sets of cells. Distinct elements are required at different stages of development to execute this developmental programme. One position-responsive element (130 bp nontranslated leader) was shown to be crucial for the restriction of expression not only along the anteroposterior axis of the embryo, setting the posterior border, but also along the dorsoventral axis of the neural tube and to the lineage giving rise to the prevertebrae. Thus, Hox-1.1 expression is established in a specific region of the embryo and in a specific lineage of the mesoderm by restricting the activity of the promoter by the combined effect of several regulatory elements. [less ▲]

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See detailStress e disturbi cardiovasculari. Problemi metodologici nell'utilizo della tecnica dello stress mentale (Mental Stress Test)
Pruneti, Carlo A.; Vögele, Claus UL; Steptoe, Andrew

in Medicina Psicosomatica (1991), 36

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See detailEndothelins: functional and autoradiographic studies in guinea pig trachea
Tschirhart, Eric UL; Drijfhout, J. W.; Pelton, J. T. et al

in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (1991), 258(1), 381-7

The presence of binding sites for [125I]endothelin-1 and the contractile activities of endothelins (ETs) and sarafotoxin S6b and the endothelin fragment ET(16-21) were investigated in guinea pig trachea ... [more ▼]

The presence of binding sites for [125I]endothelin-1 and the contractile activities of endothelins (ETs) and sarafotoxin S6b and the endothelin fragment ET(16-21) were investigated in guinea pig trachea. ETs and sarafotoxin S6b (0.1-100 nM) induced potent contractile responses in guinea pig trachea with EC50 values ranging from 1.57 to 12.97 nM. Epithelium removal increased the potencies of ET-1, ET-2 and S6b, but not that of ET-3, and maximal responses to ET-1 and ET-2 were also increased. Effects of epithelium removal were partially mimicked by phosphoramidon (10 microM), an enkephalinase inhibitor, suggesting that enkephalinase (EC.3.4.24.11.) is able to degrade ET-1 and ET-2. ET-3-induced contractions were not affected by phosphoramidon. Autoradiographic studies suggested the presence of at least two specific binding sites for [125]ET-1 in guinea pig airway smooth muscle. The correlation between Kd and EC50 values suggests that the binding sites identified in the airway smooth muscle represent functional receptors for ETs. ET(16-21) and ET(16-21)-NH2 were less potent agonists than the ETs in guinea pig trachea and 10 microM ET(16-21) was unable to inhibit [125I]ET-1 binding in guinea pig airway smooth muscle. Therefore, these results suggest that the C-terminal hexapeptide of ET-1 cannot be used to classify ET receptors in guinea pig trachea. [less ▲]

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