Publications

"Multiscale modeling of bacteria colonies: how pili mediate the dynamics of single cells and cellular aggregates" Ponisch, W., Weber, C.A., Juckeland, G., Biais, N.& Zaburdaev, V. New Journal of Physics 19:015003 (2017) [html] [pdf]


"The Vibrio cholerae Minor Pilin TcpB Initiates Assembly and Retraction of Toxin-Coregulated Pilus" Ng, D., Harn, T., Altindal, s., Marles, J.M., Lala, R., Spielman, I., Gao, Y., Hauke, C.A., Kovacikova, G., Verjee, Z., Taylor, R.K., Biais, N. & Craig, L. PLoS Pathogens 12(12):e1006109 (2016) [html] [pdf]


"Isolation and characterization of a new species of Neisseria, Neisseria musculi, from the wild house mouse" Weyand, N.J., Ma, M., Phifer-Rixey, M. Taku, N.A., Rendon, M.A., Hockenberry, A.M., Kim, W.J., Agellon, A.B., Biais,N., Suzuki, T.A., Sait, L.G., Harrison, O.B., Bratcher, H.B., Nachman, M.W., Maiden, M.C. & So M. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001237 (2016) [html]


"Cytotoxic T cells use mechanical forces to potentiate target cell killing" Basu, R., Whitlock, B.M., Husson, J., Le Floc'h, A., Jin, W., Oler-Yaniv, A., Dotiwala, F., Giannone, G., Hivroz, C., Biais, N., Lieberman, J., Kam, L.C. & Huse, M. Cell 165(2):100-110 (2016) [html]


"Activation of band 3 mediates group A streptococcus streptolysin S-based beta haemolysis" Higashi, D.L., Biais, N., Donahue, D.L., Mayfield, J.A., Tessier, C., Rodriguez, K., Ashfeld, B.L., Luchetti, J., Ploplis, V.A., Castellino, F.J. & Lee, S.W. Nature Microbiology 15004 (2016) [html]


"An in vitro Model system to test mechano-microbiological interactions between bacteria and host cells" Santos, L.C, Munteanu, E.L. & Biais, N. Methods in Molecular Biology 1365:195-212 (2016) [html]


"Functional analysis of an unusual type IV pilus in the Gram positive Streptococcus sanguinis" Gurung, I., Spielman, I., Davies, M.R., Lala, R., Gaustad, P., Biais, N. & Pelicic V. P Molecular Microbiology (2015) [html]


"Pili-Induced clustering of N. gonorrhoeae bacteria" Taktikos, J., Lin, Y.T., Stark, H., Biais, N. & Zaburdaev, V. PLoS One 10(9):e0137661  (2015) [html]


"Formation and Dissolution of Bacterial Colonies" Weber, C., Lin, Y., Biais, N. & Zaburdaev, V. Physical Review E 92:032704 (2015) [html]


"Common Cell Shape Evolution of Two Nasopharyngeal Pathogens" Veyrier, F., Biais, N., Morales, P., Belkacem, N., Guilhen, C., Ranjeva, S., Sismeiro, O., Pehau-Arnaudet, G., Rocha, E.P., Werts, C., Taha, M.K. & Boneca, I.G. PLoS Genetics 11(7):e1005338 (2015) [html]


"Mechanotransduction: use the force(s)" Paluch, E.K., Nelson, C.M., Biais, N., Fabry, N., Moeller, J., Pruitt, B.L., Wollnick, C., Kudryasheva, G., Rehfeldt, F. & Federle, W. BMC Biology 13:47 (2015) [html]


"Analyzing bacterial movements on surfaces" Munteanu, E.L., Spielman, I. & Biais, N. Biophysical Methods in Cell Biology 125;453-469 (2015) [html]


"Uncovering the mechanism of Trapping and Cell Orientation during Neisseria gonorrhoeae twitching motility." Zaburdaev, V., Biais, N., Schmiedeberg, M., Eriksson, J., Jonsson, A.-B., Sheetz, M.P. & Weitz, D.A. Biophysical Journal 107(7);1523-1531 (2014) [html]


"Steered Molecular Dynamics Simulations of a Type IV Pilus Probe Initial Stages of a Force-InducedConformational Transition."

Baker, J. L., Biais, N. & Tama, F. PLoS Computational Biology 9(4): e1003032. (2013) [html] [pdf]

"Integrin-dependent force transmission to the extracellular matrix by a-actinin triggers adhesion maturation." Roca-Cusachs, P., Del Rio, A., Pulkin-Faucher, E., Gauthier, N., Biais, N. & Sheetz, M. PNAS 110(15);E1361-1370. (2013) [html] [pdf]


"Neisseria infection of rhesus macaques as a model to study colonization, transmission, persistence, and horizontal gene transfer." Weyand, N., Wertheimer, A., Hobbs, T., Sisko, J., Taku, N. Gregston, L., Clary, S., Higashi, D., Biais, N., Brown, L., Planer, S., Legasse, A., Axthelm, M., Wong, S. & So, M. PNAS 110(8):3059-64 (2013) [html] [pdf]


"Techniques to measure pilus retraction forces" N. Biais, D. Higashi, M. So and B. Ladoux Methods in Molecular Biology  799;197-216 (2012) [html] [pdf]


"Magnetic micropillars as a tool to govern substrate deformations" J. Le Digabel, N. Biais, J. Fresnais, J.-F. Berret. P. Hersen and B. Ladoux Lab On a Chip 11(15);2630-2636 2011 [html] [pdf]


"Neisseria elongata produces Type IV pili that mediate interspecies gene transfer with Neisseria gonorrhoeae" D. Higashi*, N. Biais*, N. Weyand, A. Agellon, J. Sisko, L. Brown and M. So (*equal authorship) PLoS One 6(6);e21373 2011 [html] [pdf]


"Filamin depletion blocks endoplasmic spreadig and destabilizes force-bearing adhesions" C. Lynch, N. Gauthier, N. Biais, A. Lazar, P. Roca-Cusachs, C. Yu and M. Sheetz Molecular Biology of the Cell 22(8);1263-1273 2011 [html] [pdf]


"Force Dependent Polymorphism in Type IV Pili Reveals Hidden Epitopes" N. Biais, D. Higashi, J. Brujic, M. So and M. Sheetz PNAS 107(25);11358-11363 2010 [html] [pdf]


"Force generated by actomyosin contraction builds bridges between adhesives contacts" O. Rossier, N. Gauthier, N. Biais, W. Vonnegut, M. Fardin, E. Heller, A. Mathur, S. Ghassemi, J. Hone and M. Sheetz EMBO Journal 29(6);1055-1068 2010 [html] [pdf]


"Cytoskeletal coherence requires myosin IIA contractility" Y. Cai, O. Rossier, N. Gauthier, N. Biais, M. Fardin, X. Zhang, L. Miller, B. Ladoux, V. Cornish and M. Sheetz Journal of Cell Science 123;413-423 2010 [html] [pdf]


"Influence of Type IV Pilus Retraction on the Architecture of the N. gonorrhoeae-infected Cell Cortex" D. Higashi, G. Zhang, N. Biais, L. Myers, N. Weyand, D. Elliot and M. So Microbiology 155;4084 2009 [html] [pdf]


"Traction on immobilized netrin-1 is sufficient to reorient axons" S. Moore, N. Biais and M. Sheetz Science 325;5937 2009 [html] [pdf]


"Pili de Type IV: quand l'union fait la force" [Together, pili from Neisseria gonorrhoeae exert strong forces] N. Biais Médecines et Sciences [in French] 25(5); 437-8 2009


"Fabrication of elastomer pillars arrays with modulated stiffness for cellular force measurements" S. Ghassemi, N. Biais, K. Maniura, S. Wind, M. Sheetz and J. Hone Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 26(6);2549-2553 2008 [html] [pdf]


"Cooperative retraction of bundled type IV pili enables nanonewton force generation" N. Biais, B. Ladoux, D. Higashi, M. So and M. Sheetz PLoS Biology 6(4);e87 2008 [html] [pdf]


"Import-Export dans la cellule" A. Roux, N. Biais and P. Bassereau Pour la Science issue 355 (French edition of Scientific American) 2007


"Magnetic Tweezers in Cell Biology" M. Tanase, N. Biais and M. Sheetz Methods in Cell Biology 83;73-93 2007 [html] [pdf]


"Magnetic control of Dictyostelium aggregation" C. Wilhelm, C. Riviere and N. Biais Physical Review E 75;041906 2007 [html] [pdf]


"Nonmuscle myosin IIA-dependent force inhibits cell spreading and drives F-actin flow" Y. Cai, N. Biais, G. Giannone, M. Tanase, J. Hofman, C. Wiggins, P. Silberzan, A. Buguin, B. Ladoux and M. Sheetz Biophysical Journal 92(10);3907-20 2006 [html] [pdf]


"Des outils de micromécanique pour comprendre l’adhésion et la migration cellulaire" [in French] A. Asnacios, M. Balland, N. Biais, O. Cardoso, N. Desprat, O. du Roure, F. Gallet, F. Gerbal, S. Hénon, B. Ladoux, A. Richert, A. Saez and J. Siméon  148:4-8 Bulletin de la Société française de physique  2005