Experts and Doctors on acclimatization in Belgium


Locale: Belgium
Topic: acclimatization

Top Publications

  1. Van Campenhout J, Vanreusel A, Van Belleghem S, Derycke S. Transcription, Signaling Receptor Activity, Oxidative Phosphorylation, and Fatty Acid Metabolism Mediate the Presence of Closely Related Species in Distinct Intertidal and Cold-Seep Habitats. Genome Biol Evol. 2015;8:51-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Such plasticity, as well as possible preadaptation to low oxygen and high sulfide levels might have played an important role in the establishment of a cold-seep Halomonhystera population. ..
  2. Joseph V, Soliz J, Soria R, Pequignot J, Favier R, Spielvogel H, et al. Dopaminergic metabolism in carotid bodies and high-altitude acclimatization in female rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002;282:R765-73 pubmed
    ..Our results show that ovarian steroids stimulate breathing by lowering a peripheral dopaminergic inhibitory drive. This process may partially explain the deacclimatization of postmenopausal women at high altitude. ..
  3. Van den Ende W, Clerens S, Vergauwen R, Boogaerts D, Le Roy K, Arckens L, et al. Cloning and functional analysis of a high DP fructan:fructan 1-fructosyl transferase from Echinops ritro (Asteraceae): comparison of the native and recombinant enzymes. J Exp Bot. 2006;57:775-89 pubmed
    ..1-FFT expression analysis correlates well with high DP fructan accumulation in vivo, suggesting that the enzyme is responsible for high DP fructan formation in planta. ..
  4. D Amico S, Collins T, Marx J, Feller G, Gerday C. Psychrophilic microorganisms: challenges for life. EMBO Rep. 2006;7:385-9 pubmed
    ..In this review, we discuss the current knowledge of these adaptations as gained from extensive biochemical and biophysical studies and also from genomics and proteomics. ..
  5. Vergauwen L, Benoot D, Blust R, Knapen D. Long-term warm or cold acclimation elicits a specific transcriptional response and affects energy metabolism in zebrafish. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2010;157:149-57 pubmed publisher
    ..In the long-term response there was a strong emphasis on compensating for the altered metabolic rate as well as cell structure and replacement. ..
  6. Levie A, Vernon P, Hance T. Consequences of acclimation on survival and reproductive capacities of cold-stored mummies of Aphidius rhopalosiphi (Hymenoptera: Aphidiinae). J Econ Entomol. 2005;98:704-8 pubmed
    ..For stored 3-d-old mummies, subsequent survival improved with the duration of the acclimation treatment, but not male sterility and female fecundity. ..
  7. Colinet H, Siaussat D, Bozzolan F, Bowler K. Rapid decline of cold tolerance at young age is associated with expression of stress genes in Drosophila melanogaster. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:253-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study shows a marked within-stage variation in cold tolerance. The involvement of the stress genes in setting basal thermal tolerance is discussed. ..
  8. De Vos D, Hulpiau P, Vergauwen B, Savvides S, Van Beeumen J. Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic studies of a cold-adapted aspartate carbamoyltransferase from Moritella profunda. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2005;61:279-81 pubmed
    ..The three-dimensional structure of the Escherichia coli ATCase was sufficient to solve the structure of the M. profunda ATCase via the molecular-replacement method and to obtain electron density of good quality...
  9. Sonan G, Receveur Brechot V, Duez C, Aghajari N, Czjzek M, Haser R, et al. The linker region plays a key role in the adaptation to cold of the cellulase from an Antarctic bacterium. Biochem J. 2007;407:293-302 pubmed

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  1. Ceusters J, Borland A, Londers E, Verdoodt V, Godts C, De Proft M. Differential usage of storage carbohydrates in the CAM bromeliad Aechmea 'Maya' during acclimation to drought and recovery from dehydration. Physiol Plant. 2009;135:174-84 pubmed publisher
    ..The conservation of starch for the nocturnal reactions might be adaptive with regard to responding efficiently to a return of water stress. ..
  2. Colinet H, Lee S, Hoffmann A. Knocking down expression of Hsp22 and Hsp23 by RNA interference affects recovery from chill coma in Drosophila melanogaster. J Exp Biol. 2010;213:4146-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings show that both Hsp22 and Hsp23 play important roles in the recovery from chill coma in adult males, and suggest that these contribute to adaptive responses to fluctuating thermal conditions. ..
  3. Rider M, Hussain N, Dilworth S, Storey J, Storey K. AMP-activated protein kinase and metabolic regulation in cold-hardy insects. J Insect Physiol. 2011;57:1453-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, our study suggests a re-sculpting of metabolism during insect diapause, which shifted to a more catabolic poise in freeze-avoiding overwintering Epiblema larvae, possibly involving AMPK. ..
  4. Cipolla A, D Amico S, Barumandzadeh R, Matagne A, Feller G. Stepwise adaptations to low temperature as revealed by multiple mutants of psychrophilic ?-amylase from Antarctic Bacterium. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:38348-55 pubmed publisher
  5. Martel A, Spitzen van der Sluijs A, Blooi M, Bert W, Ducatelle R, Fisher M, et al. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans sp. nov. causes lethal chytridiomycosis in amphibians. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:15325-9 pubmed publisher
    ..salamandrivorans, compared with B. dendrobatidis, and resistance of midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) to experimental infection with B. salamandrivorans suggest differential niche occupation of the two chytrid fungi. ..
  6. Van Hoeck A, Horemans N, Nauts R, Van Hees M, Vandenhove H, Blust R. Lemna minor plants chronically exposed to ionising radiation: RNA-seq analysis indicates a dose rate dependent shift from acclimation to survival strategies. Plant Sci. 2017;257:84-95 pubmed publisher
    ..minor plants among the tested dose rates. This study, supported by our earlier work, clearly indicates that plants shift from acclimation responses towards survival responses at increasing dose rates of ionising radiation. ..
  7. Falisse E, Voisin A, Silvestre F. Impacts of triclosan exposure on zebrafish early-life stage: Toxicity and acclimation mechanisms. Aquat Toxicol. 2017;189:97-107 pubmed publisher
    ..This research highlighted oxidative stress and neurotoxicity as major toxicity mechanisms of TCS during development. ..