To carry out their activities, Research Teams of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences have developed high-profile technological platforms in many areas : biomedical imaging, structural biology, metabolomics, High-Throughput screening, level 3 microbiological safety laboratory...
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In a study published in JBC, a team from I2BC/CEA-Joliot, in collaboration with the Beijing Botanical Institute (China), describes for the first time an intermediate state of the light-harvesting antenna of higher plants that provides a better understanding of the changes that take place at the molecular level during the activation of a plant's photoprotection mechanism.
Researchers at Baobab (NeuroSpin), in collaboration with the iRCM (Jacob Institute), have analyzed the consequences of irradiation on brain development and neurogenesis in a mouse model exposed in utero, during embryonic development. They show the interest of the non-invasive MRI approach for the early detection of neurological anomalies.
A team of the I2BC (LMB/SB2SM), in collaboration with the Institute of Biology (Freiburg University), discovered a posttranscriptional regulatory mechanism linking the expression of the cyanobacterial Orange Carotenoid Protein, related to photoprotection, directly and in an inverse fashion, to the synthesis of the light collector complexes (phycobilisomes), via a 3’ end-derived small RNA.
Researchers at I2BC/CEA-Joliot, in collaboration with the RPBS platform, have developed the third version of their InterEvDock server for structural modelling of protein-protein interactions. The server integrates new algorithms for exploiting sequence evolution information.
Teams from CEA-Iramis and CEA-Joliot (team "Genome transcriptional regulation /I2BC) have joined forces to develop and validate an innovative microfluidic-based system that automatizes cell culture over many generations. It enables with considerable time savings large-scale experiments to be carried out, which are essential for understanding the cellular mechanisms involved in DNA mutation events.
Researchers from BioMaps (SHFJ) and the Department of Memory and Language Neurology (Ste Anne's Hospital) studied the early clinical signs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) reported by young patients (< 62 years old) compared to those reported in classic AD of the elderly (> 65 years old). They show that these signs are misleading and often appear in the professional context.
Researchers from I2BC/CEA-Joliot in collaboration with teams from Institut Curie and IRCM/CEA-Jacob, lay the molecular basis to explain the dual role of the Mlh1-Mlh3 complex in DNA mismatch repair and, quite uniquely, in one of the key steps of genetic mixing during meiosis.
A team from SIMoS (DMTS) in collaboration with Sanofi shows that the introduction of non-natural sequences into an immunogenic peptide attenuates the immune response against this peptide, an approach that could guide the design of less immunogenic, and therefore more effective, therapeutic peptides.
Researchers at BioMaps (SHFJ) have succeeded in determining the interaction dynamics of buprenorphine, an opioid drug with a particularly complex pharmacology, with its brain receptors in vivo. To do so, they developed an original PET imaging approach based on the use of the radiolabeled molecule (11C-buprenorphine).
Researchers at the CEA-Joliot Institute (Carbon-14 labeling Laboratory), in collaboration with teams from AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Nimbe (CEA-Iramis), have developed a labeling method, based on nitrile exchange using nickel catalysis. This method is currently under study at Sanofi for the labeling of a drug candidate.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.