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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Researchers from the BioMaps laboratory (SHFJ) and the Molecular Engineering for Health Service (SIMoS, DMTS) developed an enzymatic approach for radiofluorination of an anti-PD-L1 Fab and compared its in vivo properties to the same Fab stochastically labeled by two conventional methods.
Researchers from the SHFJ, in collaboration with NeuroSpin, show that the use of focused ultrasound does not increase the therapeutic effects of cetuximab on glioblastoma although the opening of the blood-brain barrier is transiently effective.
A Li2D (SPI/DMTS) team used tandem mass spectrometry to identify microorganisms in sputum samples from cystic fibrosis patients. A promising proteotyping approach that provides an expanded and unbiased view of the cystic fibrosis microbiota and could be complementary to microbiological monitoring of patients.
Through two publications, an I2BC team demonstrates the high biotechnological potential of the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803 for the photosynthetic production of high value-added organic compounds, the terpenes.
A SIMoS team discovered a toxin in the venom of a marine cone that it engineers into a high affinity antagonistic peptide for the melanocortin receptor, a major regulator of energy homeostasis. A step towards the development of innovative treatments for certain eating disorders
I2BC researchers unveil an atomic model of the hepatitis E virus replication polyprotein obtained with the AlphaFold artificial intelligence program. The model provides a better understanding of how this RNA virus multiplies its genome in infected cells.
By studying the morphology of the cerebellar gray matter, an international consortium coordinated by NeuroSpin researchers concludes that there are no anatomical atypia in the cerebellum of people with autism.
Researchers at the Joliot Institute have developed two new families of iminosydnones that allow the bio-orthogonal release of electrophilic species. These molecules constitute "building blocks" of click-and-release chemistry, useful for reactions with nucleophilic compounds contained in cells.
Using molecular dynamics simulation and NMR studies, I2BC researchers detail the restriction mechanisms of BAF protein dynamics due to its phosphorylation.
The protocols applied for in vivo mapping of nuclear processes, at the genome scale and at very high spatial resolution, do not allow for high temporal resolution. A team from the I2BC has therefore demonstrated that such an understanding could be wrong by using a mathematical model. This model can be applied to any process that can be modeled by a transition between two states.
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