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In collaboration with teams from ENS (Paris) and the University of Marburg, researchers from I2BC@Saclay have elucidated, by optical time-resolved spectroscopy, the complete phooactivation mechanism of a new cryptochrome of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, CraCRY.
Researchers from I2BC@Saclay and Iramis, in collaboration with Léon Brillouin laboratory, analyzed the structure of the "corona" of two model proteins adsorbed on silica nanoparticles, by using the small-angle neutron scattering technique. They show that the structures formed are true nano-assemblies, in which the proteins retain their shape.
NeuroSpin's psychiatric researchers and the Inserm U955 unit (CHU Mondor) coordinated, in collaboration with the ENIGMA consortium (an international group of researchers sharing brain imaging data), the first mega-analysis of diffusion MRI data including 3033 subjects with or without bipolar disorders. They identified extensive abnormalities in the cerebral white matter microstructure in sick people. Abnormalities that could represent a robust biomarker of bipolar disorder.
Senescence specialists (SBIGEM), in collaboration with the SCBM and the CNRGH (Jacob Institute), show that glucocorticoids can delay or even short-circuit it and disrupt its function as a tumor suppressor.
By improving the in vitro reconstitution of the iron-sulfur clusters biosynthesis machinery, a team from SBIGEM (CEA-Joliot / I2BC), with its French, German and Spanish collaborators, clarifies the function of frataxin, a protein involved in Friedreich’s ataxia.
A new PET imaging method by antibody pretargeting was developed at SHFJ, in collaboration with teams of SCBM and SPI. It consists in reacting in vivo a molecule labeled with 18Fluor with an antibody previously fixed on a tumor and this, in an extremely fast and selective manner, thanks to a « click-chemistry » reaction. The very good results obtained allow to consider the use of pre-targeted antibodies in nuclear medicine.
NeuroSpin researchers used ultra-high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging (7T) to understand how our brains process visual informations in the perception of numbers. Results, published in the journal eLife, show a direct perception of numbers in healthy adults.
Recent work by SBIGeM (I2BC@Saclay) highlights how two essential components of DNA transcription into RNA coordinate to recruit the Rad2/XPG DNA repair protein, thus linking these two fundamental cellular processes.
The SHFJ/IMIV laboratory (Inserm 1023/CNRS/CEA/UP-Sud), in collaboration with hospital-university teams, has shown that, in patients with advanced-stage large cell lymphoma (B type), automatic quantitative measurements of tumor dissemination detected by whole-body PET imaging have a predictive value of progression-free survival (tumor stabilization) and overall survival.
A NeuroSpin team showed that the mere short-term storage of information may proceed without consciousness or persistent neural activity, but that manipulating information in working memory requires both. This study, thereby reconciling a hotly debated topic in the field of neuroscience, was published in PNAS.
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