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 2017

SILVIN Aymeric, YU Chun, LAHAYE Xavier, IMPERATORE Francesco, BRAULT Jean-Baptiste, CARDINAUD Sylvain, BECKER Christian, KWAN Wing-Hong, CONRAD Cécile, MAURIN Mathieu, GOUDOT Christel, MARQUES-LADEIRA Santy, WANG Yuanyuan, PASCUAL Virginia, ANGUIANO Esperanza, ALBRECHT Randy, IANNACONE Matteo, GARCÍA-SASTRE Adolfo, GOUD Bruno, DALOD Marc, MORIS Arnaud, MERAD Miriam, PALUCKA Karolina, MANEL Nicolas (2017 Jul 7)

Constitutive resistance to viral infection in human CD141+ dendritic cells

Science Immunology : DOI : 10.1126/sciimmunol.aai8071
Cerboni S, Jeremiah N, Gentili M, Gehrmann U, Conrad C, Stolzenberg MC, Picard C, Neven B, Fischer A, Amigorena S, Rieux-Laucat F, Manel N (2017 May 8)

Intrinsic antiproliferative activity of the innate sensor STING in T lymphocytes

The Journal of Experimental Medicine : DOI : 10.1084/jem.20161674

Year of publication 2016

M Raab, M Gentili, H de Belly, H R Thiam, P Vargas, A J Jimenez, F Lautenschlaeger, Raphaël Voituriez, A M Lennon-Duménil, N Manel, M Piel (2016 Apr 15)

ESCRT III repairs nuclear envelope ruptures during cell migration to limit DNA damage and cell death

Science (New York, N.Y.) : DOI : 10.1126/science.aad7611
Dorian Obino, Francesca Farina, Odile Malbec, Pablo J Sáez, Mathieu Maurin, Jérémie Gaillard, Florent Dingli, Damarys Loew, Alexis Gautreau, Maria-Isabel Yuseff, Laurent Blanchoin, Manuel Théry, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil (2016 Mar 19)

Actin nucleation at the centrosome controls lymphocyte polarity

Nature communications : 10969 : DOI : 10.1038/ncomms10969
Hawa-Racine Thiam, Pablo Vargas, Nicolas Carpi, Carolina Lage Crespo, Matthew Raab, Emmanuel Terriac, Megan C King, Jordan Jacobelli, Arthur S Alberts, Theresia Stradal, Ana-Maria Lennon-Dumenil, Matthieu Piel (2016 Mar 16)

Perinuclear Arp2/3-driven actin polymerization enables nuclear deformation to facilitate cell migration through complex environments.

Nature communications : 10997 : DOI : 10.1038/ncomms10997
Joanna Kowal, Guillaume Arras, Marina Colombo, Mabel Jouve, Jakob Paul Morath, Bjarke Primdal-Bengtson, Florent Dingli, Damarys Loew, Mercedes Tkach, Clotilde Théry (2016 Feb 8)

Proteomic comparison defines novel markers to characterize heterogeneous populations of extracellular vesicle subtypes.

PNAS : 113: E968-977 : DOI : 10.1073/pnas.1521230113