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  • 29 décembre 2018 : décès de Jacques Ricard

    C’est avec un grand regret que nous avons appris le décès le 29 décembre dernier de Jacques Ricard qui fut directeur de l’Institut Jacques Monod de 1992 à 1996 et professeur d’Enzymologie à l’Université Paris-Diderot. Il a été également directeur du Centre de Biochimie et de Biologie Moléculaire du CNRS à Marseille de 1980 à 1991, membre de l’Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences et membre correspondant de l’Académie des Sciences. Nous lui devons en particulier d’avoir structuré l’Institut Jacques Monod en départements, qui fut le mode de fonctionnement jusqu’en 2008 et d’avoir été l’artisan d’une orientation « Biologie cellulaire » forte à l’Institut. Ses travaux ont été fondateurs dans le domaine de l’enzymologie, notamment en ce qui concerne la régulation des enzymes via leurs interactions avec leurs substrats et métabolites ainsi que leur environnement cellulaire.

  • December 2018: BUB-1 is a multi-talented kinase

    In an article published in December in eLife, the Dumont team at the Institut Jacques Monod shows that the kinase BUB-1 controls chromosome segregation by modulating the activity of various kinetochore components. Surprisingly, this function of BUB-1 is independent of its kinase activity.

  • November 2018 : Understanding animal regeneration, insights from the annelid Platynereis

    Regeneration, the ability of some animals to restore a lost or damaged body part is a fascinating process that has intrigued biologists since centuries. The annelid Platynereis dumerilii is one such animals possessing remarkable regeneration abilities. This marine worm is indeed able to reform various parts of its body following amputation, notably its appendages and its posterior part. The latter contains both various differentiated structures and stem cells responsible of the growth of the animals. In a paper published this month in Developmental Biology, Anabelle Planques and members of the “Stem cells, Development and Evolution” team at the Institut Jacques Monod, in collaboration with a researcher form the University of Coruña (Spain), characterized Platynereis caudal regeneration. They have shown that posterior regeneration is a very rapid process, requiring cell proliferation and during which several genes, known to be markers of stem cells in various models, are expressed. The origin of the cells involved in regeneration of missing structures has been partly uncovered, suggesting a major role of dedifferentiation of cells abutting the amputation site. This pioneer study of Platynereis regeneration paves the way to the identification of mechanisms controlling this process in this species and open new perspectives for the understanding of its evolution at the metazoan scale.

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