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 2020

A J Lomakin, C J Cattin, D Cuvelier, Z Alraies, M Molina, G P F Nader, N Srivastava, P J Sáez, J M Garcia-Arcos, I Y Zhitnyak, A Bhargava, M K Driscoll, E S Welf, R Fiolka, R J Petrie, N S De Silva, J M González-Granado, N Manel, A M Lennon-Duménil, D J Müller, M Piel (2020 Oct 16)

The nucleus acts as a ruler tailoring cell responses to spatial constraints.

Science (New York, N.Y.) : DOI : eaba2894
François Legoux, Marion Salou, Olivier Lantz (2020 Oct 14)

MAIT Cell Development and Functions: the Microbial Connection.

Immunity : 710-723 : DOI : S1074-7613(20)30403-9
Aleksandra S Chikina, Francesca Nadalin, Mathieu Maurin, Mabel San-Roman, Thibault Thomas-Bonafos, Xin V Li, Sonia Lameiras, Sylvain Baulande, Sandrine Henri, Bernard Malissen, Livia Lacerda Mariano, Jorge Barbazan, J Magarian Blander, Iliyan D Iliev, Danijela Matic Vignjevic, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil (2020 Sep 24)

Macrophages Maintain Epithelium Integrity by Limiting Fungal Product Absorption.

Cell : 411-428.e16 : DOI : S0092-8674(20)31090-4
Marianne Burbage, Sebastian Amigorena (2020 Aug 14)

A dendritic cell multitasks to tackle cancer.

Nature : 533-534 : DOI : 10.1038/d41586-020-02339-9
Federico Cocozza, Eleonora Grisard, Lorena Martin-Jaular, Mathilde Mathieu, Clotilde Théry (2020 Jul 11)

SnapShot: Extracellular Vesicles.

Cell : 262-262.e1 : DOI : S0092-8674(20)30560-2
Pierre Bourdely, Giorgio Anselmi, Kristine Vaivode, Rodrigo Nalio Ramos, Yoann Missolo-Koussou, Sofia Hidalgo, Jimena Tosselo, Nicolas Nuñez, Wilfrid Richer, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Alka Saxena, Kristie Wood, Alvaro Lladser, Eliane Piaggio, Julie Helft, Pierre Guermonprez (2020 Jul 2)

Transcriptional and Functional Analysis of CD1c Human Dendritic Cells Identifies a CD163 Subset Priming CD8CD103 T Cells.

Immunity : 335-352.e8 : DOI : S1074-7613(20)30232-6