The Ion Channel and Synaptic Neurobiology  Laboratory (UNIS UMR_S 1072, director Dominique Debanne) is a joint INSERM and Aix-Marseille University research unit.

The laboratory is comprised of two research groups whose main objectives are to understand the molecular mechanisms of neurotransmission and the role of ion channels in neuronal communication, plasticity and brain diseases. The laboratory also has a technological platform which aims to develop novel molecular tools for the diagnosis and prognosis of autoimmune neurological diseases. We perform assays to detect
autoantibodies against  VGCC as well as VGKC / LGI1

2022 - Theta patterns of stimulation induce synaptic and intrinsic potentiation in O-LM interneurons

2022 - Molecular landscape of BoNT/B bound to a membrane-inserted synaptotagmin/ganglioside complex

2022 - An Epitope-Specific LGI1-Autoantibody Enhances Neuronal Excitability by Modulating Kv1.1 Channel

2022 - Patient-derived antibodies reveal the subcellular distribution and heterogeneous interactome of LGI1

2022 - The epigenetic dimension of protein structure

2022 - Ganglioside binding domains in proteins: Physiological and pathological mechanisms

2021 - Homeostatic regulation of axonal Kv1.1 channels accounts for both synaptic and intrinsic modifications in the hippocampal CA3 circuit

2021 - A stable proportion of Purkinje cell inputs from parallel fibers are silent during cerebellar maturation

2021 - Endocannabinoids tune intrinsic excitability in O-LM interneurons by direct modulation of post-synaptic Kv7 channels


Our laboratory regularly proposes internships and both PhD students and post-doctoral fellows are welcome. Please contact the group ...