Curriculum vitae - Pascale Cossart

Name : Pascale COSSART

Date of Birth : 1948, March 21st

Place of Birth : Cambrai (Nord) France

Citizenship: French

Professional address :


Bacteria-cell interactions Unit – INSERM U604 – INRA USC2020

Department of Cell biology and Infection

25 rue du Docteur Roux -75724 PARIS Cedex 15-France.

Tel : + 33 (1) 45 68 88 41 (secretary: + 33 (1) 40 61 30 32) Fax : + 33 (1) 45 68 87 06

E-mail : pascalecossart.png/ Lab-Website :



Present Position:                                    Head of the "Unité des Interactions Bactéries-Cellules"

                                                                  Director of the INSERM Unit, U604 and of the INRA Unit, USC2020

Status                                                     "Professor at the Pasteur Institute" Classe exceptionelle

Academic titles :

1968                                                        Maîtrise ès Sciences (Chemistry) (Lille University, France)

1971                                                        Master of Science (Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA)

1977                                                        Doctorat ès-Sciences physiques (Paris VII University, France)

Positions :

1969 - 1970                                             Assistante à l'IUT de Biologie appliquée de Lille.

1970 - 1971                                             University fellow à Georgetown University, Washington D. C.

1972                                                        Boursière de la Fondation Philippe. Institut Pasteur, Paris.

1973-1974                                               Boursière de la Fondation Roux. Institut Pasteur, Paris.

1975                                                        Professeur de Biochimie à l'Ecole Royale de Médecine, Vientiane, Laos

1976 -1979                                              Assistante à l'Institut Pasteur, Paris

1980 - 1987                                             Chargée de Recherches à l'Institut Pasteur, Paris

1988 - 1996                                             Chef de Laboratoire à l'Institut Pasteur, Paris.

1997 - 2005                                             Professeur à l'Institut Pasteur, Paris

2006-                                                       Professeur de Classe Exceptionnelle à l’Institut Pasteur, Paris

Laboratories :

1968 - 1970                                             Laboratoire de Chimie Biologique de la Faculté des Sciences de Lille (Pr Jean Montreuil)

1970 –1971                                             Laboratory of Protein Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA (Pr J. Steinhardt)

1971 - 1974                                             Unité de Biochimie Cellulaire, Institut Pasteur (Pr G. Cohen)

1976 - 1977                                             Unité de Biochimie Cellulaire, Institut Pasteur (Pr G. Cohen)

1978 - 1980                                             Unité des Virus Oncogènes, Institut Pasteur (Pr M. Yaniv).

1981 - 1985                                             Unité de Biochimie Cellulaire, Institut Pasteur ( Pr G. Cohen).

1986 - 1990                                             Unité de Génie Microbiologique, Institut Pasteur (Pr J. Davies)

1991 -                                                      Unité des Interactions Bactéries-Cellules, Institut Pasteur, Paris. (Pr P. Cossart)


Distinctions and Prizes :

- EMBO member, (1995)

- Academia Europae member, (1998)

- Corresponding member of the French "Académie des Sciences", Paris, (1999)

- Member of the "Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina", Germany, (2001)

- Member of the French "Académie des Sciences", Paris, (2002)

- Member of the CCNE (Comité Consultatif National d’Ethique), (2003-2007), (2008-2012)

- Member of the Academy of Microbiology, USA, (2004)

- Member of the European Academy of Microbiology, (June 2009)

- Member of  the American National Academy of Sciences(NAS), USA, (2009)

- Foreign Member of the Royal Society (RS), London, (2010)

- UNESCO Prize "Carlos FINLAY", (1995)

- Louis RAPKINE Award, (1997)

- L’Oreal/UNESCO Award for Women in Science, (1998)

- Richard LOUNSBERY Prize, Académie des Sciences, Paris/National Academy of Sciences, USA, (1998)

- NESTLE Prize "L’homme et sa nutrition", (2000)

- Louis PASTEUR Gold Medal, Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm, (2000)

- VALADE Senior Prize, Fondation de France (2003)

- INSERM Prize of Fundamental Research (2005)

- Howard HUGHES Medical Institute, International Research Scholar, 2000-2005, 2005-2011, 2012-2017

- GLAXO SMITH KLINE International Member of the Year Award, (ASM , Toronto), (2007)

- Robert KOCH Prize, Berlin, (2007)

- René DESCARTES Prize (2008) for collaborative transnational research, Brussels, (2008)

- Louis-JEANTET Prize for Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland (2008)

- ERC Advanced Grant Award (2008-2014)

- Doctor honoris causa, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, (2009)

- Robert KOCH Medal of the Robert KOCH Institute, Berlin, (2010)

- Van DEENEN Medal of the Institute of Biomembranes, Utrecht, The Nertherlands, (2011)

- HELMOLTZ International Fellow Award, Berlin (2013)

- BALZAN Prize, Berne, Switzerland (2013)

- H.P.R. Seeliger Award, Wurzburg, Germany (2013)

- FEBS / EMBO Women in Science Award, Heidelberg, Germany (2014)

- Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1998) 

- Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (2002)

- Officier de la Légion d’honneur (2007)

- Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite (2010)

- Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur (2013)


Honorary Lectures :

- May 18-24, 1996 : Lecture and Visiting Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

- April 16, 1997 : Louis Rapkine lecture. Birmingham, UK

- February 11, 1998. The Normandy Lecture - Moyne Institute, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

- May 19-23, 2002 : Division B lecture, ASM : 102nd General Meeting, Salt lake city, Utah, USA

- March 5-6, 2003 : The Chiron Lectures - University of California, Berkeley, USA

- May 7, 2003 : The NIH Director’s Lecture, Margaret Pittman Lecture - National Institutes of Health, Behesda, USA

- February 24, 2004 : RGE Murray Lectureship, London, Canada.

- May 21, 2004 : The Meyer Lecture - University of California, San Francisco, USA

- December 1-3, 2004 : The Embo Lecture - XXVI Annual Meeting of the Chilean Society for Microbiology, Valparaiso, Chile

- May 24, 2005 : The Marvin E. Brennecke Lecture - Washington University, Saint-Louis, USA

- January 25-26, 2006 : The BBVA Foundation Lectures, Granada and Madrid, Spain

- June 18, 2006 : The E.C. Slater Plenary Lecture, 20th IUBMB Int. Congress of Biochem. and Molecul. Biology and 11th FAOBMB Congress, Kyoto, Japan

- November 17, 2006 : The 22nd Shipley Symposium, Harvard Medical School, USA.

- November 20, 2006 : The Mayer Lecture, Biology Colloquium, Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA

- December 14th, 2006 : The Rickett symposium Lecture, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

- May 22nd, 2007 : The International Member of the Year Lecture, ASM, Toronto (Canada)

- November 8th, 2007 :  The Robert KOCH Lecture, Berlin, Germany

- March 2008 : Opening lecture, Genomes 2008, Paris, France

- July 23rd , 2008 :  The Robert KOCH Lecture, Tubingen, Germany

- September 2008 : Opening lecture, ELSO 2008, Nice, France

- January 2009 : Ernst A. H. Friedheim Memorial Lecture – Rockefeller University, New-York, USA

- February 2009 : «Perspectives in Molecular Medicine» Lecture, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany


- June 15th 2009 : keynote lecture – 59th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, Montreal, Canada

- June 28th 2009 : opening plenary lecture - FEMS 2009 – 3rd Congress of European microbiologists, Goteborg, Sweden

- October 4th 2009 : opening lecture – ProkaGenomics 2009, Gottingen, Germany

- January 29th 2010 : Keynote lecture - Robert Koch Kolloquium, Berlin, Germany

- March 22th 2010 : Keynote lecture – Mexican Society for Biochemistry, San Miguel Regla, Hidalgo, Mexico

- November 23rd 2010 : MTC celebrating Karolinska Institutet 200 years, Stockholm, Sweden

- December 3rd 2010 : The Embo Lecture - XLVI Annual Meeting of the Argentinian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

- February 11th 2011: the 2011 John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

- March 6th, 2011 : Opening lecture - EMBO Workshop, Function and structure of Septins, filament-forming GTP-binding proteins, St. Goar, Germany

- January 11th 2012 : EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture - Large Operon, Heidelberg, Germany

- February 22nd 2012 : The Joel Mandelstam Lecture – University of Oxford, UK

- May 16th 2013, The Harvey lecture, Harvey Society, New-York , USA

- May 28th 2013, the First Harry Smith memorial lecture, Birmingham, UK



Editorial Boards :


- "Current opinion in Microbiology", 1998, Chief Editor 2001-

- "Journal of Cell Biology", Monitoring Editor 2003-

- "PLoS Pathogens", Associate Editor 2005-

- "Molecular Microbiology", Editorial board 1992-2003

- "EMBO Journal", Editorial board 1996-2008

- "Trends in Cell Biology", Editorial board 1999-

- "Cellular Microbiology", Editorial board 2000-

- "Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology", Editorial board 2000-2005

- "Microbes and Infection", Editorial board 2000-2012

- "EMBO Reports", Editorial board 2001-

- "FEBS Letters", Editor 2002-2008

- "International Journal of Medical Microbiology", Editorial board 2004-

 - Member of "Faculty of 1000"- 2001-

- "Cell": Host and Microbe" , Editorial board 2007-

- "Cell", Editorial board 2008-

- "eLife", Editorial board 2012-

- "mBio", Editorial board 2013-2015




Scientific Societies :

Member of the Société Française de Microbiologie since 1977. Member of the American Society for Microbiology since 1987. Member of the American Society for Cell Biology since 1993. Member of the Sociéte Française de Biologie Cellulaire since 2007. Member of the Société Française de Biochimie et de Biologie Moléculaire since 2007.


Main present activities :

- President of the Scientific Council of Institut Pasteur 2013-

- Member of the Scientific advisory board, Institut Curie, 2014-

- European Research Council (ERC) LS6 Panel member, vice chair, 2008-

- Member of the EMBO Council, Heidelberg, 2010-

- Co-Director of Labex “Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases” 2011-

- Member of the Scientific Council of Institut Pasteur of Tunis, 2009-

- Member of the Teaching and Research Council of Ecole Polytechnique, Paris 2009-2013

- Member of Scientific Council of Fondation ALLIANZ-Institut de France, 2012-

- Member of the Science Assessment Panel of the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, 2012-

- Member of the jury of Koerber European Science Prize, Hamburg, Germany, 2012-

- Member of the Board of Trustees. Fondation L’Oréal, 2012-

- Member of the Jury of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science, 1999-


Main recent activities :

- Member of the jury of the Sanofi – Institut Pasteur Awards, Paris, France, 2012-

- Member of the Council of Scientific of Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO), 2008-2011

- Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland, 2002-2011

- Member of the HHMI review panel for the Early Career Initiative, 2011

- Member of the Scientific Council of the Institut Pasteur, 2002-2006, President 2003-2005, member 2011

- Member of the Scientific Council of INRA, 1998- 2006. In charge of "Mission Microbiologie in INRA" in 2001

- Member of the EMBO Course and Workshop Committee, 1999-2004. "Chair" 2001-2004

- Member of the Review Panel of the EMBL « Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit », Heidelberg, Germany, May 2005

- Member of the Jury of the 2006 INBEV-Baillet Latour Health Prize, FNRS, Brussels, 2006

- Member of the Scientific Council of the Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller, 2003-2007

- Member of the « Comité de Pilotage » of ANR, Agence Nationale pour la Recherche, « Microbiol., Immunol. et Maladies Emergentes », 2006-2009

- Member of the Scientific Council of the CNRS, 2005-2006

- Member of the Program Committee of the 2006 ASCB Annual Meeting in San Diego, US, December 2006

- Member of the Scientific Council of the « Ville de Paris », 2003-2008

- Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Würzburg University, Germany, 2000-2008

- Member of the Scientific Council of American Society Cell Biology (ASCB), 2008-2010

- Member of the FEBS Advanced Course Committee, 2008-2009


Main meetings and courses organization :

- Organization of an international INSERM/P.Laudat Conference "Microbial pathogenesis and Cell Biology", Aix-les Bains, France, October 1995

- Co-organization of a "Cellular Microbiology" EMBO-EBNIC Workshop, Sienna, Italy, January 1999

- Organization of an ESF/EMBO Conference "Frontiers of Cellular Microbiology and Cell Biology", Giens, France, October 2000

- Co-organization of the Meeting "New challenges in Biological Research : Pasteurian missions in 21st century", Académie des Sciences, Institut de
   France ; Arc et Senans, France, October 2000

- Organization of EMBO/FEBS Lecture Course "Molecular basis of bacterial virulence and survival in infected hosts and in the environment", Spetsai,
   Greece, September 2002

- Co-organization of the International Symposium on Threat of infection : “Microbes of high pathogenic potential –Strategies for detection, control and
   eradication », joint Meeting of the Académie des Sciences, Paris, the Deutsche Akademie d er Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, and the Research Center
   for Infectious Diseases of the University of Würzburg ;Würzburg, Germany, July 2004

- Chair of the Gordon Research Conference : “Molecular mechanisms of bacterial adhesion and signaling", Newport, USA, August 2005

- Co-organization of the Colloquium “Frontiers in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases”. Académie des Sciences, Institut de France, Paris, France,
   September 2005

- Co-organization of the “Gene regulation in health and disease” meeting, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, March 2006


- Organization of EMBO/FEBS/FEMS Lecture Course "Molecular basis of bacterial virulence and survival in infected hosts and in the environment",
   Spetsai, Greece, September 2006

- Co-Organization of the IUBMB/FEBS/ICGEB/UNESCO lecture course « Molecular & Cellular Basis of Infection » Hermanus, South Africa, March 08

- Co-Organisation of the EMBO/FEBS pratical course « Cell Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions » Institut Pasteur , Paris, August 2008

- Co-organization of the 5th EIMID meeting, Arc-et Senans, France October 2008

- Organisation of the EMBO Workshop « Emerging Themes in Infection Biology », La Colle sur Loup, France, June 2010

- Organisation of the EMBO / FEBS Lecture Course « Host Microbes Interactions », Spetses, Greece, September 2010

- Co-organization of Inter-Academies Symposium on « The New microbiology ». Académie des Sciences, Institut de France, Paris, France, May 2012

- Organisation of the EMBO / FEBS Lecture Course « Host Microbes Interactions », Spetses, Greece, September 2013

- Co-organization of the EMBO / EMBL Symposium : « New approaches and concepts in microbiology », Heidelberg, Germany, October 2013





Major publications



J.L. Gaillard, P. Berche, C. Frehel, E. Gouin and P. Cossart (1991). Entry of L. monocytogenes into cells is mediated by internalin, a repeat protein reminiscent of surface antigens from Gram-positive cocci. Cell, 65 : 1127-1141.


C. Kocks, E. Gouin, M. Tabouret, P. Berche, H. Ohayon and P. Cossart (1992). Listeria monocytogenes-induced actin assembly requires the actA gene product, a surface protein. Cell, 68 : 521-531.


E. Friedrich, E. Gouin, R. Hellio, C. Kocks, P. Cossart and D. Louvard (1995). Targeting of Listeria monocytogenes ActA protein to the plasma membrane as a tool to dissect both actin-based cell morphogenesis and ActA function. Embo J., 14 : 2731-2744.


S. Cudmore, P. Cossart, G. Griffiths and M. Way (1995). Actin-based motility of vaccinia virus. Nature, 378 : 636-638.


 J. Mengaud, H. Ohayon, P. Gounon, R. M. Mege and P. Cossart (1996). E-cadherin is the receptor for internalin, a surface protein required for entry of Listeria monocytogenes into epithelial cells. Cell, 84 : 923-932.


P. Cossart, P. Boquet, S. Normark and R. Rappuoli (1996). Cellular Microbiology emerging. Science, 271 : 315-316.


K. Ireton, B. Payrastre, H. Chap, W. Ogawa, H. Sakaue, M. Kasuga and P. Cossart (1996). A role for Phosphoinositide 3-kinase in bacterial invasion. Science, 274 : 780-782.


I. Lasa, E. Gouin, M. Goethals, K. Vancompernolle, V. David, J. Vandekerckhove and P. Cossart (1997). Identification of two regions in the amino-terminal domain of ActA involved in the actin comet tail formation by Listeria monocytogenes. EMBO J., 16 : 1531-1540.


B.B. Finlay, and P. Cossart (1997). Exploitation of mammalian host cell functions by bacterial pathogens. Science, 276 : 718-725.


P. Mourrain, I. Lasa, A. Gautreau, A.Pugsley and P. Cossart (1997). ActA is a dimer. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 94 : 10034-10039.


E. Gouin, H. Gantelet, C. Egile, I. Lasa, H. Ohayon, V. Villiers, P. Gounon, P.J. Sansonetti and P. Cossart (1999). A comparative study of the actin-based motilities of the pathogenic bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella flexneri and Rickettsia conorii. J. Cell Sci., 112 : 1697-1708


M. Lecuit, S. Dramsi, C. Gottardi, M. Fedor-Chaiken, B. Gumbiner and P. Cossart (1999). A single amino-acid in E-cadherin responsible for host-specificity towards the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. EMBO J., 18 : 3956-3963.


M. Marino, L. Braun, P. Cossart and P. Ghosh (1999) . Structure of the InlB Leucine-rich repeats, a domain that triggers host cell invasion by the bacterial pathogen. Mol. Cell., 4 : 1063-1072.


L. Braun, B. Gebrehiwet, and P. Cossart (2000). gC1q-R/p32, a C1q-binding protein, is a receptor for the InIB invasion protein of Listeria monocytogenes. EMBO J., 19 : 1458-1466.


M. Lecuit, R. Hurme, J. Pizzaro-Cerda, H. Ohayon, B. Geiger and P. Cossart (2000). A role for a – and b-catenins in bacterial uptake. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 97 : 10008-10013.


H. Bierne, E. Gouin, P. Roux, P. Caroni, H. Yin and P. Cossart (2001). A role for cofilin and LIM-kinase in bacterial induced phagocytosis. J. Cell Biol., 155 : 101-112.


M. Lecuit, S. Vandormael-Pournin, Jean Lefort, M. Huerre, P. Gounon, C. Dupuy, C. Babinet and P. Cossart (2001). A transgenic model for listeriosis: role of internalin in crossing the intestinal barrirer. Science, 292 : 1722-1725.


P. Glaser, xx authors , J. Wehland, and P. Cossart (2001). Comparative genomics of Listeria species. Science, 294 : 849-853.


H.Ogata, S. Audic, P. Renesto-Audiffren, P.-E. Fournier, V. Barbe, D. Samson, V. Roux, P. Cossart, J. Weissenbach, J.-M. Claverie and D. Raoult. (2001). Mechanisms of Evolution in Rickettsia conorii and R. prowazekii. Science, 293 : 2093-2098.


J. Johansson, P. Mandin, A. Renzoni, C. Chiaruttini, M. Springer and P. Cossart (2002). An RNA Thermosensor Controls Expression of Virulence Genes in Listeria monocytogenes. Cell, 110 : 551-561.


E. Gouin, C. Egile, P. Dehoux, V. Villiers, J. Adams, F. Gertler, R. Li and P. Cossart (2004). The RickA Protein of Rickettsia conorii activates the Arp2/3 complex Nature, 427 : 457-461.


M. Lecuit, D.M. Nelson, S. D. Smith, H. Khun, M. Huerre, M.C. Vacher-Lavenu, J. I. Gordon and P. Cossart. (2004). Targeting and crossing of the human maternofetal barrier by Listeria monocytogenes is dependent upon interactions between bacterial internalin and trophoblast
E-cadherin. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci., USA, 101-16 : 6152-6157.


P.Cossart and P. Sansonetti. (2004). Bacterial Invasion : The paradigms of enteroinvasive pathogens. Science. 304 : 242-248.


D. Cabanes, S. Sousa, A. Cebria, M. Lecuit, F. Garcia-del Portillo and P. Cossart. (2005) Gp96 is a receptor for a novel Listeria monocytogenes virulence factor, Vip, a surface protein. EMBO J. , 24 : 2827-2838.


S. Sousa, D. Cabanes, C. Archambaud, F. Colland, E. Lemichez, M. Popoff, S. Boisson-Dupuis, E. Gouin, M. Lecuit, P. Legrain and P. Cossart. (2005). ARHGAP10 is necessary for a-catenin recruitment at adherens junctions and for Listeria invasion. Nat. Cell. Biol., 7 : 954-960


E.Veiga and P. Cossart. (2005) Listeria hijacks the clathrin-dependent endocytic machinery to invade mammalian cells. Nat. Cell. Biol., 7 : 894-900.


J.J. Martinez, S. Seveau, E. Veiga-Chacon, S. Matsuyama and P. Cossart (2005).Identification of Ku70, a component of the DNA-dependent protein kinase, as a receptor involved in Rickettsia conorii invasion of mammalian cells. Cell, 123 : 1013-1023.


J. Pizarro-Cerda and P. Cossart. (2006). Bacterial adhesion and entry into host cells. Cell, 124 : 715-727.


M. Hamon, H. Bierne and P. Cossart (2006). Listeria monocytogenes : a multifaceted model. Nat. Rev. Microbiol., 4 : 423-434.


I. Boneca,, O. Dussurget , D. Cabanes, MA Nahori, S. Sousa, M. Lecuit, E. Psylinakis, V. V. Bouriotis , JP Hugot, M. Giovannini, A. Coyle, J.  Bertin, A.  Namane, JC Rousselle, N. Cayet, MC Prevost, V. Balloy, M. Chignard, D. Philpott, P. Cossart* , SE Girardin (2007). A critical role for peptidoglycan N-deacetylation in Listeria evasion from the host innate immune system. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104 : 997-1002.


M. A. Hamon, E. Batsche, B. Regnault, T. Nam Tham, S. Seveau, C. Muchardt and P. Cossart (2007) Histone modifications induced by a family of bacterial toxins. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 104:13467-72


E. Veiga, J A Guttman, M Bonazzi, E. Boucrot, A. Toledo-Arana, A. E. Lin, J. Enninga, J, Pizzaro-Cerda, B. Brett Finlay, T. Kirchhausen, P. Cossart (2007). Invasive and adherent bacterial pathogens co-opt host cell clathrin forinfection. Cell Host & Microbe,  15 : 340-351


O. Disson, S. Grayo, E. Huillet, G. Nikitas, F. Langa-Vives, O. Dussurget, M. Ragon, A. Le Monnier, C. Babinet, P. Cossart and M. Lecuit (2008) Conjugated action of two species-specific invasion proteins for fetoplacental listeriosis. Nature, 455 : 1114-8


A. Toledo-Arana, O. Dussurget, G. Nikitas, N. Sesto, H. Guet-Revillet, D. Balestrino, E. Loh, J. Gripenland, T. Tiensuu, K. Vaitkevicius, M. Barthelemy, M. Vergassola, M.A. Nahori, G. Soubigou, B. Régnault, J.Y. Coppée, M. Lecuit, J. Johansson, P. Cossart (2009). The Listeria transcriptional landscape from saprophytism to virulence. Nature, 459 : 950-6


H. Bierne, T. Nam Tham, E. Batsche, A. Dumay, M Leguillou, S Kerneis-Golsteyn, B. Regnault, J. Seeler, C. Muchardt, J. Feunteun, P. Cossart (2009). Human BAHD1 promotes heterochromatic gene silencing. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 106 : 13826-13831


E. Loh, O. Dussurget, J. Gripenland, P. Mandin, F. Repoila, C. Buchreiser, P. Cossart*, and J. Johansson* (2009). A trans-acting riboswitch controls expression of the virulence regulator PrfA in Listeria. Cell, 139: 770-9


D. Ribet, M. Hamon, E. Gouin, M.-A. Nahori, F. Impens, H. Neyret-Kahn, K. Gevaert, J. Vandekerckhove, A. Dejean and P. Cossart (2010). Listeria monocytogenes impairs SUMOylation for efficient infection. Nature, 464: 1192-1195


E. Gouin, M. Adib-Conquy, D. Balestrino, M.-A. Nahori, V. Villiers, F. Colland, S. Dramsi, O. Dussurget and P. Cossart (2010). The Listeria monocytogenes InlC protein interferes with innate immune responses by targeting the IκB kinase α. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 107: 17333-8



S. Mostowy, M. Bonazzi, M.-A. Hamon, T.-N. Tham, A. Mallet, M. Lelek, E. Gouin, C. Demangel, R. Brosch, C. Zimmer, A. Sartori, M. Kinoshita, M. Lecuit and P. Cossart (2010). Entrapment of Intracytosolic Bacteria by Septin Cages. Cell Host Microbe, 8: 433-44


F. Stavru, F. Bouillaud, A. Sartori, D. Ricquier, and P. Cossart (2011). Listeria monocytogenes transiently alters mitochondrial dynamics during infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 108: 3612-7


A. Lebreton, G.Lakisic, V. Job, L. Fritsch, T.-N.Tham, A. Camejo, P.-J. Matteï, B. Regnault, M.-A. Nahori, D. Cabanes, A. Gautreau, S. Ait-Si-Al, A. Dessen, P. Cossart* and H. Bierne* (2011). A Bacterial Protein Targets the BAHD1 Chromatin Complex to Stimulate Type III Interferon Response. Science, 331: 1319-21


P. Cossart (2011). Illuminating the landscape of host-pathogen interactions with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 108: 19484-91


S. Mostowy,  and P. Cossart (2012). Septins: the fourth component of the cytoskeleton. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol, 3:183-94


O. Wurtzel, N. Sesto, J.-R. Mellin, I. Karunker, S. Edelheit, C. Becavin, C. Archambaud, P. Cossart* and R. Sorek* (2012). Comparative transcriptomics of pathogenic and non-pathogenic Listeria species. Mol Syst Biol., 8:583


S. Sesto, O. Wurtzel, C. Archambaud, R. Sorek and P. Cossart (2013). The excludon: a new concept in bacterial antisense RNA-mediated gene regulation. Nat Rev Microbiol, 11:75-82


H.A. Eskandarian, M.-A. Nahori, G. Soubigou, P.Y. Coppée, P. Cossart* and M. Hamon* (2013). A role for SIRT2-dependent histone H3K18 deacetylation in bacterial infection. Science, 341 : 1238858


J.-R. Mellin, T. Tiensuud, C. Bécavin, E. Gouin, J. Johansson and P. Cossart (2013). A riboswitch-regulated antisense RNA in Listeria monocytogenes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 110 : 13132-7



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