U932 – Immunity and Cancer

Teams in this unit work to better understand the immunological responses to tumours, and to learn how to use the immune system to fight cancer.

Research projects range from analysis of the most fundamental aspects of intracellular transport in cells of the immune system to functional aspects of immune responses to tumours in animal models and to clinical immunotherapy in cancer patients. Approaches include, on one hand molecular biology, biochemistry and imaging techniques, based on both in vitro and in vivo experimental models, and on the other hand, immunomonitoring, diagnosis, prognosis and immunotherapeutic studies in cancer patients.

U932 retreat group photo

Key publications

Year of publication 2019

Mélanie Durand, Thomas Walter, Tiphène Pirnay, Thomas Naessens, Paul Gueguen, Christel Goudot, Sonia Lameiras, Qing Chang, Nafiseh Talaei, Olga Ornatsky, Tatiana Vassilevskaia, Sylvain Baulande, Sebastian Amigorena, Elodie Segura (2019 May 11)

Human lymphoid organ cDC2 and macrophages play complementary roles in T follicular helper responses.

The Journal of experimental medicine : DOI : jem.20181994
Matthieu Gratia, Mathieu P Rodero, Cécile Conrad, Elias Bou Samra, Mathieu Maurin, Gillian I Rice, Darragh Duffy, Patrick Revy, Florence Petit, Russell C Dale, Yanick J Crow, Mounira Amor-Gueret, Nicolas Manel (2019 Apr 1)

Bloom syndrome protein restrains innate immune sensing of micronuclei by cGAS.

The Journal of experimental medicine : DOI : jem.20181329
Matteo Gentili, Xavier Lahaye, Francesca Nadalin, Guilherme P F Nader, Emilia Puig Lombardi, Solène Herve, Nilushi S De Silva, Derek C Rookhuizen, Elina Zueva, Christel Goudot, Mathieu Maurin, Aurore Bochnakian, Sebastian Amigorena, Matthieu Piel, Daniele Fachinetti, Arturo Londoño-Vallejo, Nicolas Manel (2019 Mar 28)

The N-Terminal Domain of cGAS Determines Preferential Association with Centromeric DNA and Innate Immune Activation in the Nucleus.

Cell reports : 3798 : DOI : S2211-1247(19)30365-1
Hélène Salmon, Romain Remark, Sacha Gnjatic, Miriam Merad (2019 Mar 15)

Host tissue determinants of tumour immunity.

Nature Reviews Cancer : 215-227 : DOI : 10.1038/s41568-019-0125-9
Mathilde Mathieu, Lorena Martin-Jaular, Grégory Lavieu, Clotilde Théry (2019 Jan 4)

Specificities of secretion and uptake of exosomes and other extracellular vesicles for cell-to-cell communication.

Nature cell biology : 9-17 : DOI : 10.1038/s41556-018-0250-9

Year of publication 2018

Marion Salou, François Legoux, Jules Gilet, Aurélie Darbois, Anastasia du Halgouet, Ruby Alonso, Wilfrid Richer, Anne-Gaëlle Goubet, Céline Daviaud, Laurie Menger, Emanuele Procopio, Virginie Premel, Olivier Lantz (2018 Dec 7)

A common transcriptomic program acquired in the thymus defines tissue residency of MAIT and NKT subsets.

The Journal of experimental medicine : 133-151 : DOI : 10.1084/jem.20181483