Think tank: Metabolism
We are pleased to announce the next Microbes, Immunity and Metabolism international conference www.metamim-2017.org , to be held in Paris at the Institut Pasteur on November 15th-17th, 2017. Recent studies highlight the extensive metabolic […]
Therapeutic potential of mycolactone surrogates
Inflammation adversely affects the health of millions of people worldwide and there is an unmet medical need for better anti-inflammatory drugs. Our group evaluates the therapeutic interest of mycolactone, a polyketide-derived macrolide produced by […]
Mycolactone of M. ulcerans and immunodulation
Mycolactone is a diffusible macrolide produced by Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of a chronic skin disease called Buruli ulcer. Defective cellular immune responses, at the local and systemic levels, are hallmarks of Buruli […]
Biomarkers of Buruli ulcer disease
Buruli ulcer is the third most common mycobacterial disease after Tuberculosis and Leprosy. It is a chronic, necrotizing disease of the skin and soft tissues that is reported in over thirty tropical and subtropical […]
Mycobacterial phenolic glycolipids and innate host defenses
Across different species of mycobacteria, phenolic glycolipids (PGL) share a common lipid core and phenol ring that are embedded in the cell envelope, and differ in the saccharidic portion that is exposed on the […]
Mycolactone of M. ulcerans and the actin cytoskeleton
A distinctive feature of the human pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans is the production of mycolactone. This original polyketide-derived macrolide is essential for bacterial virulence and sufficient to induce ulcerative lesions in the skin that are […]
2018Parallel derivation of isogenic human primed and naive induced pluripotent stem cells, Nat Commun 2018 Jan;9(1):360.
2018Mycobacterial Phenolic Glycolipids Selectively Disable TRIF-Dependent TLR4 Signaling in Macrophages, Front Immunol 2018;9:2.
2017Distinctive roles of age, sex, and genetics in shaping transcriptional variation of human immune responses to microbial challenges, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2018 Jan;115(3):E488-E497.
2017Mycolactone displays anti-inflammatory effects on the nervous system, PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Nov;11(11):e0006058.
2017Modular total syntheses of mycolactone A/B and its [(2)H]-isotopologue, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017 Sep;15(36):7518-7522.
2017Sec61 blockade by mycolactone inhibits antigen cross-presentation independently of endosome-to-cytosol export, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2017 Jul;114(29):E5910-E5919.
2017Zika virus induces massive cytoplasmic vacuolization and paraptosis-like death in infected cells, EMBO J. 2017 Jun;36(12):1653-1668.
2017Pathogenic and immunosuppressive properties of mycobacterial phenolic glycolipids, Biochimie 2017 Mar;.
2016Mycolactone subverts immunity by selectively blocking the Sec61 translocon, J. Exp. Med. 2016 Dec;213(13):2885-2896.
2016Standardized Whole-Blood Transcriptional Profiling Enables the Deconvolution of Complex Induced Immune Responses, Cell Rep 2016 09;16(10):2777-2791.
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