GESSAIN Antoine : Institut Pasteur : Oncogenic Virus Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

Unit : Département de Virologie - Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur
Unité Epidémiologie et Physiopathologie des Virus Oncogènes
28 rue du Docteur Roux
75724 PARIS Cedex 15

Speciality : Department IM

Director of the unit : Olivier SCHWARTZ

Principal investigator :

Email : Phone number: +33 (0)1 45 68 89 37

Composition of research team :

  • GESSAIN Antoine (CL-IP,HDR)
  • BUSEYNE Florence (CR-IP,HDR)
  • CECCALDI Pierre-Emmanuel (PR,HDR)
  • CASSAR Olivier (CI-IP)
  • TORTEVOYE Patricia (I-IP)

5 Recent publications of the research team :


Avettand-Fenoel, V., S. Blanche, J. Le Chenadec, D. Scott-Algara, C. Dollfus, J. P. Viard, N. Bouallag, Y. Benmebarek, Y. Riviere, J. Warszawski, C. Rouzioux and F. Buseyne (2012). "Relationships Between HIV Disease History and Blood HIV-1  DNA Load in Perinatally lnfected Adolescents and Young Adults: The ANRS-EP38-IMMIP  Study." Journal of  lnfectious  Diseases 205: 1520-8.

Rua. R., A Lepelley, A Gessain and O. Schwartz (2012). "lnnate Sensing of Foamy Viruses  by Human Hematopoietic Cells." Journal of Virology 86: 909-918.

Betsem. E.. R. Rua. P. Tortevoye, A Froment and A Gessain (2011). "Frequent and recent human acquisition of simian foamy viruses through apes' bites in central Africa." PLoS Pathoqens 7: e1002306.

Mauclere, P., P. V. Afonso. L. Meertens, S. Plancoulaine, S. Calattini, A Froment, M. Van Beveren,G. de The, L. Quintana-Murci, R. Mahieux and A Gessain (2011). "HTLV-2B Strains, Similar to Those Found in Several Amerindian Tribes, Are Endemic in Central African Bakola Pygmies." Journal of lnfectious Diseases 203: 1316-1323.

Afonso   P. V., S. Ozden, M.-C. Cumont, D. Seilhean, L. Cartier, P. Rezaie, S. Mason, S. Lambert,M. Huerre, A Gessain, P.-0. Couraud, C. Pique, P.-E. Ceccaldi and 1. A Romero (2008). "Alteration of Blood-Brain Barrier lntegrity by Retroviral Infection." Plos Pathogens 4: e1000205.