Olivier Leleu

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The effect of supplying either nitrate or ammonium on nitrate reductase activity (NRA) was investigated in Brassica napus seedlings. In roots, nitrate reductase activity (NRA) increased as a function of nitrate content in tissues and decreased when ammonium was the sole nitrogen source. Conversely, in the shoots (comprising the cotyledons and hypocotyl),(More)
The identification of a family of NAR2-type genes in higher plants showed that there was a homolog in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), AtNAR2.1. These genes encode part of a two-component nitrate high-affinity transport system (HATS). As the Arabidopsis NRT2 gene family of nitrate transporters has been characterized, we tested the idea that AtNAR2.1 and(More)
The intrinsic positive-end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi) increases the inspiratory load, the cost of breathing and thus oxygen consumption (V(O2)). It has been shown that applying an extrinsic positive-end-expiratory pressure (PEEPe) reduces the inspiratory threshold load but the optimal PEEPe level is still in debate. We hypothesize that the best level of(More)
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The PII signal transducing protein is involved in carbon/nitrogen (C/N) sensing in bacteria and cyanobacteria. In higher plants the function of the PII homolog GLB1 is not known. GLB1 transcripts were found in all plant organs tested, while in Arabidopsis leaves GLB1 expression and PII protein levels were not significantly affected by either the day/night(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of a pressure support ventilation (PSV) of 6 cm H(2)O during spontaneous breathing on oxygen consumption of the respiratory muscles (VO(2) resp), gas exchange, respiratory rate, tidal volume and to determine if these low levels of PSV can reduce or cancel the increase in work of breathing induced by the resistances of the(More)
Genomic projects heavily depend on genome annotations and are limited by the current deficiencies in the published predictions of gene structure and function. It follows that, improved annotation will allow better data mining of genomes, and more secure planning and design of experiments. The purpose of the GeneFarm project is to obtain homogeneous,(More)
Nitrate transporters are important for nitrogen acquisition by plants and in algae some require two gene products, NRT2 and NAR2, for function. The NRT2 family was already described and the recent identification of a family of the NAR2-type genes in higher plants showed that there was a homologue in Arabidopsis, AtNAR2.1. Using heterologous expression in(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary diseases during the course of generalised amyloidosis are principally represented by tracheobronchial involvement and diffuse parenchymal localizations. CASE REPORT The authors report the case of a 66-year-old woman presenting with pleural amyloidosis in the context of generalised amyloidosis. Thoracoscopy performed in the(More)