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Nine research teams addressing public health issues

Research Teams
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Each team develops its own research programme in relation to priority areas of INRA's Animal Health and Human Nutrition divisions.

Fields covered by the research teams include:

(see PubMed list at the bottom of this page)

  • Characterization of the toxicity of mycotoxins produced by certain fungi, natural contaminants of animal of human foods on the immune system (Team BioToMyc ; Biosynthesis & Toxicity of Mycotoxins) ;
  • Study of molecular, cellular and metabolic stress of food contaminant toxicity and gene-environment interactions (Team COMICS; COntaMInants & Cellular Stress) ;
  • Hormonal regulation in the intestinal barrier function and the effects of xenobiotics (nanoparticles, endocrine disruptors...) on the microbiota-gut-immune system axis, from the perinatal period to adulthood (Team ENTeRisk ; Endocrinology & Toxicology of the Intestinal Barrier) ;
  • Development of integrative approaches for the evaluation of endocrine disruptors and their mechanisms of action (Team EXPER ; EXPosure, Endocrino-metabolic disruption & Reproduction) ;
  • Genotoxicity & signaling (Team GS ; Genotoxicity & Signaling) ;
  • Metabolism & Xenobiotics (Team MeX ; Metabolism & Xenobiotics) ;
  • Neuro-Gastroenterology & Nutrition (Team NGN ; Neuro-Gastroenterology & Nutrition) ;
  • Understand why cured and red meat can cause colon cancer, and seek how to prevent this toxicity (Team PPCF ; Prevention & Promotion of Carcinogenesis by Food) ;
  • Determination of the impact of xenobiotics (drugs, mycotoxins, food contaminants, endocrine disruptors) on organisms by functional, genomic and analytic approaches (Team TIM ; Integrative Toxicology & Metabolism).

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