Floriane Herit

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Microtubule dynamics are modulated by regulatory proteins that bind to their plus ends (+TIPs [plus end tracking proteins]), such as cytoplasmic linker protein 170 (CLIP-170) or end-binding protein 1 (EB1). We investigated the role of +TIPs during phagocytosis in macrophages. Using RNA interference and dominant-negative approaches, we show that CLIP-170 is(More)
Phagocytosis in macrophages is receptor mediated and relies on actin polymerization coordinated with the focal delivery of intracellular membranes that is necessary for optimal phagocytosis of large particles. Here we show that phagocytosis by various receptors was inhibited in primary human macrophages infected with wild-type HIV-1 but not with a(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) impairs major functions of macrophages but the molecular basis for this defect remains poorly characterized. Here, we show that macrophages infected with HIV-1 were unable to respond efficiently to phagocytic triggers and to clear bacteria. The maturation of phagosomes, defined by the presence of late endocytic(More)
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