Publications

• Wurzer H, Hoffmann C, Al Absi A and Thomas C. Actin cytoskeleton straddling the immune synapse between cytotoxic lymphocytes and cancer cells (2019). Cells 8, 463.

• Wurzer H, Al Absi A, Hoffmann C and Thomas C. Do tumor cells escape from natural killer cell cytotoxicity by mimicking dendritic cells? (2019). Oncotarget 10: 2419-20.

• Al Absi A, Wurzer H, Guerin C, Hoffmann C, Moreau F, Mao X, Brown-Clay J, Petrolli R, Pou Casellas C, Dieterle M, Thiery J-P, Chouaib S, Berchem G, Janji B and Thomas C. Actin cytoskeleton remodeling drives breast cancer cell escape from natural killer-mediated cytotoxicity (2018). Cancer Research 78: 5631-5643. 

• Hoffmann C, Mao X, Brown-Clay J, Moreau F, Al Absi A, Wurzer H, Sousa B, Schmitt F, Berchem G, Janji B, and Thomas C. Hypoxia promotes breast cancer cell invasion through HIF-1alpha-mediated up-regulation of the invadopodial actin bundling protein CSRP2 (2018). Scientific reports 8, 10191. 

• Hoffmann C, Brown-Clay J, Thomas C. Subcellular localization and function of 2LIM proteins in plants and humans (2017). Planta 246, 1243-45.

• Hoffmann C, Mao X, Dieterle M, Moreau F, Al Absi A, Steinmetz A, Oudin A, Berchem G, Janji B and Thomas C. CRP2, a new invadopodia actin bundling factor critically promotes breast cancer cell invasion and metastasis (2016). Oncotarget 7: 13688-705. 

• Zhu J, Bailly A, Zwiewka M, Sovero V, Di Donato M, Ge P, Oehri J, Aryal B, Hao P, Linnert M, Burgardt NI, Lücke C, Weiwad M, Michel M, Weiergräber OH, Pollmann S, Azzarello E, Mancuso S, Ferro N, Fukao Y, Hoffmann C, Wedlich-Söldner R, Friml J, Thomas C and Geisler M. TWISTED DWARF1 mediates the action of auxin transport inhibitors on actin cytoskeleton dynamics (2016). The Plant Cell, 28: 930-948. COVER & Top Topic

• Moes D, Hoffmann C, Dieterle M, Moreau F, Neumann K, Papuga J, Tavares Furtado A, Steinmetz A and Thomas C. The pH sensibility of actin-bundling LIM proteins is governed by the acidic properties of their C-terminal domain (2015). FEBS Letters 589, 2312-2319.

• Hoffmann C, Moreau F, Moes M, Luthold C, Dieterle M, Goretti E, Neumann K, Steinmetz A and Thomas C. Human muscle LIM protein dimerizes along the actin cytoskeleton and crosslinks actin filaments (2014). Molecular and Cellular Biology 34, 3053-3065. COVER

• Hoffmann C, Moes D, Dieterle M, Neumann K, Moreau F, Dumas D, Steinmetz A and Thomas C. Live cell imaging approaches reveal actin cytoskeleton-associated dimerization of an actin-bundling LIM domain protein (2014). Journal of Cell Science 127, 583-598. 

• Thomas C and Staiger C J. A dynamic interplay between membranes and the cytoskeleton critical for cell development and signaling (2014). Frontiers in Plant Science 5, 335. COVER.

• Moes D, Gatti S, Hoffmann C, Dieterle M, Moreau F, Neumann N, Schumacher M, Diederich M, Grill E, Shen WH, Steinmetz A and Thomas C. A LIM domain protein from tobacco involved in actin-bundling and histone gene transcription (2013). Molecular Plant 6: 483-502.

• Thomas C. Bundling actin filaments from membranes: some novel players (2012). Frontiers in Plant Science 3: 188-201.

• Tholl S, Moreau F, Hoffmann C, Arumugam K, Dieterle M, Moes D, Neumann K, Steinmetz A and Thomas C. Arabidopsis actin-depolymerizing factors (ADFs) 1 and 9 display antagonist activities (2011). FEBS Letters 585: 1821-1827. COVER.

• Papuga J, Hoffmann C, Dieterle M, Moes D, Moreau F, Tholl S, Steinmetz A and Thomas C. Arabidopsis LIM proteins: a family of actin bundlers with distinct expression patterns and modes of regulation (2010). The Plant Cell 22: 3034-3052. COVER.

• Thomas C, Tholl S, Moes D, Dieterle M, Papuga J. Moreau F and Steinmetz A. Actin bundles in plants (2009). Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 66: 940-957.

• Thomas C, Moreau F, Dieterle M, Hofmann C, Gatti S, Hoffmann C, Van Troys M, Ampe C and Steinmetz A. The LIM domains of WLIM1 define a new class of actin bundling modules (2007). The Journal of Biological Chemistry 282: 33599-33608.

• Thomas C, Hoffmann C, Dieterle M, Van Troys M, Ampe C and Steinmetz A. Tobacco WLIM1 is a novel F-actin binding protein involved in actin cytoskeleton remodeling (2006). The Plant Cell 18: 2194-2206.