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Nelly Henry nelly.henry@upmc.fr
CNRS Research director
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Micro-organisms biophysics


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[1] Thomen, P., Robert , J., Monmeyran, Bitbol, A.-F., Douarche, C., and Henry, N. (2017) Bacterial Biofilm under Flow: First a physical struggle to stay, then a matter of breathing, PLoS ONE 12, e0175197.

[2] Geng, J., Beloin, C., Ghigo, J. M., and Henry, N. (2014) Bacteria Hold Their Breath upon Surface Contact as Shown in a Strain of Escherichia coli, Using Dispersed Surfaces and Flow Cytometry Analysis, PLoS ONE 9, e102049.

[3] Galy, O., Zrelli, K., Latour- Lambert, P., Kirwan, P. L., and Henry, N. (2014) Remote magnetic actuation of micrometric probes for in situ 3D mapping of bacterial biofilm physical properties, Journal of Visualized Experiments 87, e50857.

[4] Zrelli, K., Galy, O., Latour- Lambert, P., Kirwan, P. L., Ghigo, J. M., Beloin, C., and Henry, N. (2013) Bacterial biofilm mechanical properties persist upon antibiotic treatment and survive cell death, New Journal of Physics 15, 125026.

[5] Galy, O., Latour-Lambert, P., Zrelli, K., Beloin, C., Ghigo, J. M., and Henry, N. (2012) Mapping of bacterial biofilm local mechanics by magnetic microparticle actuation, Biophysical journal 5, 1400-1408.

[6] Bourouina, N., Husson, J., Hivroz, C., and Henry, N. (2012) Biomimetic droplets for artificial engagement of living cell surface receptors:  The specific case of the T cell Langmuir 28, 6106-6113.

[7] Husson, J., Chemin, K., Bohineust, A., Hivroz, C., and Henry, N. (2011) Force generation upon T cell receptor engagement, PLoS ONE 6, e19680.

[8] Geng, J., and Henry, N. (2011) Short Time-Scale Bacterial Adhesion Dynamics In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology pp 315-331.

[9] Bourouina, N., Husson, J., Waharte, F., Pansu, R. B., and Henry, N. (2011) Formation of specific receptor–ligand bonds between liquid interfaces, Soft Matter 7, 9130-9139.

[10] Mikaty, G., Soyer, M., Mairey, E., Henry, N., Dyer, D., Forest, K. T., Morand, P., Guadagnini, S., Prevost, M. C., Nassif, X., and Dumenil, G. (2009) Extracellular bacterial pathogen induces host cell surface reorganization to resist shear stress, PLoS pathogens 5, e1000314.

[11] Henry, N., and Hivroz, C. (2009) Early T-cell activation biophysics, HFSP Journal, 11.                                                                                                                                 

[12] Fattaccioli, J., Baudry, J., Emerard, J., Bertrand, E., Goubault, C., Henry, N., and Bibette, J. (2009) Size and fluorescence measurements of individual droplets by flow cytometry, Soft Matter 5, 7.

[13] Carpentier, B., Pierobon, P., Hivroz, C., and Henry, N. (2009) T-cell artificial focal triggering tools: linking surface interactions with cell response, PLoS ONE 4, e4784.

[14] Carpentier, B., Hivroz, C., and Henry, N. (2009) Mechanical forces in T cell triggering, Biophysical journal 96, 368a.

[15] Fattaccioli, J., Baudry, J., Henry, N., Brochard-Wyart, F., and Bibette, J. (2008) Specific wetting probed with biomimetic emulsion droplets, Soft Matter 4, 2434–2440.

[16] Beloin, C., Houry, A., Froment, M., Ghigo, J. M., and Henry, N. (2008) A short-time scale colloidal system reveals early bacterial adhesion dynamics, PLoS biology 6, e167.

[17] Valle, J., Da Re, S., Henry, N., Fontaine, T., Balestrino, D., Latour-Lambert, P., and Ghigo, J. M. (2006) Broad-spectrum biofilm inhibition by a secreted bacterial polysaccharide, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103, 12558-12563.

[18] Leboeuf, D., and Henry, N. (2006) Molecular bond formation between surfaces: anchoring and shearing effects, Langmuir 22, 127-133.

[19] Sarda, S., Pointu, D., Pincet, F., and Henry, N. (2004) Specific recognition of macroscopic objects by the cell surface: evidence for a receptor density threshold revealed by micrometric particle binding characteristics, Biophysical journal 86, 3291-3303.






Intermittent Pili-Mediated Forces Fluidize Neisseria meningitidis Aggregates Promoting Vascular Colonization - Cell
D. Bonazzi , V. Lo Schiavo , S. Machata , I. Djafer-Cherif , P. Nivoit , V. Manriquez , H. Tanimoto , J. Husson , N. Henry , H. Chate , R. Voituriez , G. Dumenil
  URL Full text PDF Bibtex doi:10.1016/j.cell.2018.04.010