Articles by Romaric Vincent in JoVE
Lens-free Video Microscopy for the Dynamic and Quantitative Analysis of Adherent Cell Culture Cedric Allier1, Romaric Vincent1, Fabrice Navarro2, Mathilde Menneteau2, Lamya Ghenim3,4, Xavier Gidrol3, Thomas Bordy1, Lionel Hervé1, Olivier Cioni1, Sabine Bardin5, Michel Bornens5, Yves Usson4,6, Sophie Morales1 1CEA, LETI, DTBS, LISA, Université Grenoble Alpes, 2CEA, LETI, DTBS, LBAM, Université Grenoble Alpes, 3CEA, INSERM, BIG, Université Grenoble Alpes, 4CNRS, FR CNRS 3425, 5CNRS, UMR 144, Molecular Mechanisms of Intracellular Transport, PSL Research University, Institut Curie, 6TIMC-IMAG Lens-free video microscopy enables us to monitor cell cultures directly inside the incubator. Here we describe the full protocol used to acquire and analyze a 2.7 day long acquisition of cultured HeLa cells, leading to a dataset of 2.2 x 106 measurements of individual cell morphology and 10584 cell cycle tracks.
Other articles by Romaric Vincent on PubMed
Emergent Structures and Dynamics of Cell Colonies by Contact Inhibition of Locomotion Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. | Pubmed ID: 27930287 Cells in tissues can organize into a broad spectrum of structures according to their function. Drastic changes of organization, such as epithelial-mesenchymal transitions or the formation of spheroidal aggregates, are often associated either to tissue morphogenesis or to cancer progression. Here, we study the organization of cell colonies by means of simulations of self-propelled particles with generic cell-like interactions. The interplay between cell softness, cell-cell adhesion, and contact inhibition of locomotion (CIL) yields structures and collective dynamics observed in several existing tissue phenotypes. These include regular distributions of cells, dynamic cell clusters, gel-like networks, collectively migrating monolayers, and 3D aggregates. We give analytical predictions for transitions between noncohesive, cohesive, and 3D cell arrangements. We explicitly show how CIL yields an effective repulsion that promotes cell dispersal, thereby hindering the formation of cohesive tissues. Yet, in continuous monolayers, CIL leads to collective cell motion, ensures tensile intercellular stresses, and opposes cell extrusion. Thus, our work highlights the prominent role of CIL in determining the emergent structures and dynamics of cell colonies.