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The Institute of Human Genetics (Institut de Génétique Humaine, IGH) is a major CNRS unit dedicated to excellence in fundamental research and pathology. The principal research interests of the IGH are genome dynamics, developmental genetics, epigenetics, and molecular and cellular pathology.

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To be published in Cell

The 3D organization of the genome has emerged recently as intimately linked to its biological function, yet its relation to cell fate during development not understood. Bonev et al. (Cavalli's team) used ultrahigh resolution Hi-C maps to characterize changes in 3D nuclear architecture during mouse neural development and identified multiple factors that influence the dynamics of chromatin interactions. The drawing represents an artistic view of a mouse embryo, hands grasping each other symbolizing chromatin contacts and multiple scales of compaction associated with the chromatin fiber. Hi-C contacts maps are shown in the background.
Copyright: Adrien Méchali

FANCI/D2 regulate the dynamics of splicing factors

Moriel-Carretero et al.(Constantinou's lab) show that the Fanconi anemia proteins FANCI and FANCD2 associate with the splicing factor SF3B1 and that DNA replication stress induces the FANCI-dependent release of SF3B1 from nuclear speckles. FANCI and FANCD2 prevent accumulation of postcatalytic intron lariats, suggesting that they help coordinate DNA replication and transcription.
Journal of Cell Biology - DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201702136

Seminar Series on Genome Dynamics 2017-2018

Amphitheater Genopolys, at 11:30, from October 27th to May 25th

Seminars of the month @ IGH

  • 03-10-2017 (14h00) "Restoration of chromatin based information behind replication forks"
    Constance ALABERT (University of Dundee )
  • 03-10-2017 (11h00) "Chromatin 3D organization and regulation of transcription"
    Francesco FERRARI (Computational Genomics Laboratory IFOM - The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology - Milan, Italy)
  • 27-10-2017 (14h00) "Seminar Series on Genome Dynamics: Trans-generational transmission of environmental information"
    Ben LEHNER (Centre for Genomic Regulation Barcelona)

Some recent papers

  • Bonev, B., Mendelson Cohen, N., Szabo, Q., Fritsch, L., Papadopoulos, G., Lubling, Y., Xu, X., Hugnot, JP., Tanay, A., Cavalli, G. "Multi-scale 3D genome rewiring during mouse neural development." (2017), CELL: 171(3):557-572 PubMed
  • Schuettengruber, B., Bourbon, HM., Di Croce, L., Cavalli, G. "Genome Regulation by Polycomb and Trithorax: 70 Years and Counting" (2017), CELL: 171, 1, 34-57 PubMed
  • Lin, YL., Pasero, P. "Transcription-Replication Conflicts: Orientation Matters" (2017), CELL: 170(4):603-604 PubMed
  • Morchikh, M., Cribier, A., Raffel, R., Amraoui, S., Cau, J., Severac, D., Dubois, E., Schwartz, O., Bennasser, Y., Benkirane, M. "HEXIM1 and NEAT1 lncRNA form a multi subunit complex that regulates DNA-mediated innate immune response" (2017), Mol. Cell: 37, 3, 387-399 PubMed
  • Rahmoun M, Lavery R, Laurent-Chaballier S, Bellora N, Philip GK, Rossitto M, Symon A, Pailhoux E, Cammas F, Chung J, Bagheri-Fam S, Murphy M, Bardwell V, Zarkower D, Boizet-Bonhoure B, Clair P, Harley VR, Poulat F. "In mammalian foetal testes, SOX9 regulates expression of its target genes by binding to genomic regions with conserved signatures" (2017), Nucleic Acids Res.: PubMed
  • Akkouche, A., Mugat, B., Barckmann, B., Varela-Chavez, C., Li, B., Raffel, R., Pelisson, A., Chambeyron, S. "Piwi Is Required during Drosophila Embryogenesis to License Dual-Strand piRNA Clusters for Transposon Repression in Adult Ovaries" (2017), Molecular Cell: 66, 3, 411-419 PubMed
  • Ciabrelli F, Comoglio F, Fellous S, Bonev B, Ninova M, Szabo Q, Xuéreb A, Klopp C, Aravin A, Paro R, Bantignies F, Cavalli G "Stable Polycomb-dependent transgenerational inheritance of chromatin states in Drosophila" (2017), Nat. Genet.: 49(6):876-886 PubMed
  • Descours B, Petitjean G, López-Zaragoza JL, Bruel T, Raffel R, Psomas C, Reynes J, Lacabaratz C, Levy Y, Schwartz O, Lelievre JD, Benkirane M. "CD32a is a marker of a CD4 T-cell HIV reservoir harbouring replication-competent proviruses" (2017), NATURE: 546(7660):686 PubMed
  • Hodroj D, Recolin B, Serhal K, Martinez S, Tsanov N, Abou Merhi R, Maiorano D "An ATR-dependent function for the Ddx19 RNA helicase in nuclear R-loop metabolism" (2017), EMBO J.: 36(9):1182-1198 PubMed
  • Grey C, Clément JA, Buard J, Leblanc B, Gut I, Gut M, Duret L, de Massy B. "In vivo binding of PRDM9 reveals interactions with noncanonical genomic sites" (2017), Genome Res.: 27(4):580-590 PubMed
  • Rodríguez-Martínez, M., Pinzón, N., Ghommidh, C., Beyne, E., Seitz, H., Cayrou, C., Méchali, M. "The gastrula transition reorganizes replication origin selection in Caenorhabditis elegans " (2017), Nature Structural & Molecular Biology: 24(3):290-299 PubMed
  • Viziteu E, Klein B, Basbous J, Lin YL, Hirtz C, Gourzones C, Tiers L, Bruyer A, Vincent L, Grandmougin C, Seckinger A, Goldschmidt H, Constantinou A, Pasero P, Hose D, Moreaux J. "RECQ1 helicase is involved in replication stress survival and drug resistance in multiple myeloma" (2017), Leukemia: 31, 10, 2104-2113 PubMed
  • Pinzon, N., Li, B., Martinez, L., Sergeeva, A., Presumey, J., Apparailly, F., Seitz, H "microRNA target prediction programs predict many false positives" (2017), Genome Res: 27, 2, 234-245 PubMed

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Importance of T Follicular Helper cells in microbial infections
16-11-2017, Jérôme ESTAQUIER (Maladies infectieuses et immunitaires Université de Laval, Québec, Canada)

Mechanisms of gene activation in animal development
20-11-2017, Adam KLOSIN (MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany)

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Web Site France-Japan Epigenetics Workshop-2017
06-11-2017, Paris, France

Web Site The CRISPR revolution: from bacterial immunity to functional genomics
16-11-2017, Montpellier, France

IGH papers 1567 Publications

... the 2 last ones

Bonev, B., Mendelson Cohen, N., Szabo, Q., Fritsch, L., Papadopoulos, G., Lubling, Y., Xu, X., Hugnot, JP., Tanay, A., Cavalli, G. . Multi-scale 3D genome rewiring during mouse neural development. (2017), CELL.
Moriel-Carretero, M., Ovejero, S., Gerus-Durand, M., Vryzas, D., Constantinou, A.. Fanconi anemia FANCD2 and FANCI proteins regulate the nuclear dynamics of splicing factors (2017), J Cell Biol..

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