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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A SIMoS team, in collaboration with the SHFJ, NeuroSpin and the Butantan Institute, is highlighting, in an experimental model of multiple sclerosis, alterations of the peripheral nervous system, hitherto little documented.
Researchers from I2BC (SBIGeM), in collaboration with teams from Sorbonne University, have characterized cyclodipeptide oxidases in vivo and shown that they are valuable tools for producing dehydrogenated 2,5-diketopiperazines, precursors of bioactive molecules of pharmaceutical interest, in Escherichia coli using synthetic biology approaches.
NeuroSpin researchers used ultra-high field (7 Tesla) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to better localize the processing and manipulation of numbers in the human brain. The results, which enrich our understanding of the functional organization of the intra-parietal sulcus, the cerebral center of digitization, are published in NeuroImage.
Researchers from the PARIETAL team (Inria/CEA) at NeuroSpin and the University of Zurich have developed a computer model capable of accurately determining brain age. This model could be used to combine different types of brain function tests to predict, for example, cognitive decline or depression.
The SCBM and SIMoS collaborated to optimize the activity of Retro-1, a benzodiazepine compound, inhibitor of Shiga toxins and ricin, derived from high-throughput biological screening. They succeeded in obtaining an analog 70 times more protective against the cytotoxicity of Shiga toxins, Retro-1.1.
In a study published in Chemical Communications, the Joliot Institute Carbon labeling laboratory (LMC), in collaboration with the SHFJ, provides proof of concept of a "click" strategy for carbon isotope marking of pharmaceutical molecules containing carbamates.
A study led by a team from the Institut Joliot (I2BC/B3S) reveals an unusual mode of interaction between a viral deubiquitinase and a ubiquitin, which appears to be optimized to finely control virus replication.
A team from I2BC (SB2SM) used a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches in the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis to establish a logical, but as yet never described, link between the detoxification of methylglyoxal, a toxic metabolite, and glutathione S-transferase, an enzyme of the xenobiotic metabolism, conserved during evolution.
The Grégory Pieters' team (LMT/SCBM) publishes, in the prestigious Angewandte Chemie, two major advances in the field of carbon-hydrogen bonds activation involving the two isotopes of hydrogen, deuterium and tritium, facilitating in particular access to labeled analogues of complex molecules, a prerequisite for the development of new drugs.
A team from SPI in Marcoule, in collaboration with INRAE, characterized the intestinal microbiota of a small crustacean, Gammarus fossarum, used as a sentinel of water quality in France, by combining proteogenomics and metaproteomics approaches, thus opening up interesting perspectives for the analysis of host/microbiota interactions in other animal models.
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