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 2018

Jean-Marie Carpier, Andres E Zucchetti, Laurence Bataille, Stéphanie Dogniaux, Massiullah Shafaq-Zadah, Sabine Bardin, Marco Lucchino, Mathieu Maurin, Leonel D Joannas, Joao Gamelas Magalhaes, Ludger Johannes, Thierry Galli, Bruno Goud, Claire Hivroz (2018 Feb 15)

Rab6-dependent retrograde traffic of LAT controls immune synapse formation and T cell activation.

The Journal of experimental medicine : 1245-1265 : DOI : 10.1084/jem.20162042
SAEZ-CIRION Asier, MANEL Nicolas (2018 Jan 12)

Immune Responses to Retroviruses

Annual Review of ImmunologyAnnual Review of Immunology : DOI : 10.1146/annurev-immunol-051116-052155
Paul Gueguen, Luigia Pace, Christel Goudot, Elina Zueva, Nina Burgdorf, Joshua J. Waterfall, Jean-Pierre Quivy, Geneviève Almouzni, Sebastian Amigorena (2018 Jan 12)

The epigenetic control of stemness in CD8+ T cell fate commitment

Science : 359 : 177-186 : DOI : 10.1126/science.aah6499

Year of publication 2017

Fernando P Canale, Maria C Ramello, Nicolas Núñez, Cintia L Araujo Furlan, Sabrina N Bossio, Melisa Gorosito Serrán, Jimena Tosello Boari, Andrés Del Castillo, Marta Ledesma, Christine Sedlik, Eliane Piaggio, Adriana Gruppi, Eva V Acosta Rodríguez, Carolina L Montes (2017 Oct 26)

CD39 expression defines cell exhaustion in tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T cells.

Cancer research : DOI : canres.2684.2016
Sylvain Thierry, Wael Jdey, Solana Alculumbre, Vassili Soumelis, Patricia Noguiez-Hellin, Marie Dutreix (2017 Sep 27)

The DNA repair inhibitor Dbait is specific for malignant hematologic cells in blood.

Molecular cancer therapeutics : DOI : molcanther.0405.2017
Christel Goudot, Alice Coillard, Alexandra-Chloé Villani, Paul Gueguen, Adeline Cros, Siranush Sarkizova, Tsing-Lee Tang-Huau, Mylène Bohec, Sylvain Baulande, Nir Hacohen, Sebastian Amigorena, Elodie Segura (2017 Sep 21)

Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Controls Monocyte Differentiation into Dendritic Cells versus Macrophages.

Immunity : 582-596.e6 : DOI : S1074-7613(17)30374-6