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Publications from 2012


  • Summer S, Smirnova A, Gabriele A, Toth U, Fasemore AM, Förstner KU, Kuhn L, Chicher J, Hammann P, Mitulović G, Entelis N, Tarassov I, Rossmanith W, Smirnov A (2020)
    YBEY is an essential biogenesis factor for mitochondrial ribosomes.
    Nucleic Acids Res. 48(17):9762-9786. doi


  • Meyer M, Walbott H, Olieric V, Kondo J, Costa M and Masquida B (2019)
    Conformational adaptation of UNCG loops upon crowding.
    RNA; 25(11):1522-1531 doi:10.1261/rna.072694.119  Abstract
  • Jeandard D, Smirnova A, Tarassov I, Barrey E, Smirnov A, Entelis N  (2019)
    Import of non-coding RNAs into human mitochondria: a critical review and emerging approaches.
    Cells 8, 286; doi:10.3390/cells8030286  Abstract


  • Loutre R, Heckel AM, Smirnova A, Entelis N, Tarassov I (2018)
    Can Mitochondrial DNA be CRISPRized: Pro and Contra.
    IUBMB Life. 70(12):1233-1239 doi:10.1002/iub.1919. abstract
  • Loutre R, Heckel AM, Jeandard D, Tarassov I, Entelis N (2018)
    Anti-replicative recombinant 5S rRNA molecules can modulate the mtDNA heteroplasmy in a glucose-dependent manner.
    PloS one 13 (6):e0199258. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199258  abstract


  • Smirnov A, Schneider C, Hor J, Vogel J (2017)
    Discovery of new RNA classes and global RNA-binding proteins.
    Curr Opin Microbiol 39:152-160. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2017.11.016  abstract
  • Namer LS, Osman F, Banai Y, Masquida B, Jung R, Kaempfer R (2017)
    An Ancient Pseudoknot in TNF-alpha Pre-mRNA Activates PKR, Inducing eIF2alpha Phosphorylation that Potently Enhances Splicing.
    Cell Rep 20 (1):188-200. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2017.06.035  abstract
  • Chicherin IV, Levitsky SA, Krasheninnikov IA, Tarassov I, Kamenski P (2017)
    The prospects of gene therapy of for mitochondrial diseases: can’t we do without CRISPR/Cas9?
    Bulletin of RSMU 3:43-47 pdf
  • Baleva MV, Meyer M, Entelis N, Tarassov I, Kamenski P, Masquida B (2017)
    Factors beyond Enolase 2 and Mitochondrial Lysyl-tRNA Synthetase Precursor Are Required for tRNA Import into Yeast Mitochondria.
    Biochemistry Biokhimiia 82 (11):1324-1335. doi:10.1134/S0006297917110104 abstract


  • Dovydenko I, Tarassov I, Venyaminova A, Entelis N (2016)
    Method of carrier-free delivery of therapeutic RNA importable into human mitochondria: Lipophilic conjugates with cleavable bonds.
    Biomaterials 76:408-417. abstract
  • Smirnova EV, Chicherin IV, Baleva MV, Entelis NS, Tarassov IA, Kamenski PA (2016)
    Procedure for Purification of Recombinant preMsk1p from E. coli Determines Its Properties as a Factor of tRNA Import into Yeast Mitochondria.
    Biochemistry Biokhimiia 81 (10):1081-1088. doi:10.1134/S0006297916100060 abstract


  • Baleva M, Gowher A, Kamenski P, Tarassov I, Entelis N, Masquida B (2015)
    A Moonlighting Human Protein Is Involved in Mitochondrial Import of tRNA.
    International journal of molecular sciences 16 (5):9354-9367. abstract
  • Dovydenko I, Heckel A-M, Tonin Y, Gowher A, Venyaminova A, Tarassov I and Entelis N (2015) Mitochondrial targeting of recombinant RNA
    Methods in Mol. Biol (MiMB series). 1265:209-225. abstract


  • Kondo J., Sauter C. and Masquida B. (2014)  RNA Crystallization.
    In : Handbook of RNA biochemistry: Second, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition (Hartmann, R.K., Bindereif, A., Schön, A., Westhof, E., eds.) pp. 481-498. Wiley-VCH. abstract
  • Maréchal-Drouard L, Sissler M, Tarassov I. (2014)
    Mitochondria: An organelle for life
    Biochimie, 100:1-2. abstract
  • Meyer M, Nielsen H, Oliéric V, Roblin P, Johansen SD, Westhof E, Masquida B. (2014)
    Speciation of a group I intron into a lariat capping ribozyme
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111:7659-64. abstract
  • Meyer, M., Masquida, B. (2014) 
    Cis-Acting 5' Hammerhead ribozyme optimization for in vitro transcription of highly structured RNAs
    Methods in Molecular Biology, 1086: 21-40. abstract
  • Tonin Y, Entelis N (2014)
    Maladies Mitochondriales et stratégies Thérapeutiques
    Sci. Med., 30 (12) :1101-9
  • Tonin Y., A.-M. Heckel, M. Vysokikh, I. Dovydenko, M. Meschaninova,  A. Rötig, A. Munnich, A. Venyaminova, I. Tarassov, N. Entelis (2014)
    Modelling of antigenomic therapy of mitochondrial diseases by mitochondrially addressed RNA targeting a pathogenic point mutation in mtDNA.

    J. Biol. Chem., 289:13323-34. abstract
  • Tonin Y, Heckel AM, Dovydenko I, Meschaninova M, Comte C, Venyaminova A, Pyshnyi D, Tarassov I, Entelis N. (2014) 
    Characterization of chemically modified oligonucleotides targeting a pathogenic mutation in human mitochondrial DNA.
    Biochimie 100:192-199 abstract


  • Comte C, Tonin Y, Heckel-Mager AM, Boucheham A, Smirnov A, Aure K, Lombes A, Martin RP, Entelis N, Tarassov I (2013)
    Mitochondrial targeting of recombinant RNAs modulates the level of a heteroplasmic mutation in human mitochondrial DNA associated with Kearns Sayre Syndrome.
    Nucleic acids research 41: 418-433 abstract
  • Gowher A, Smirnov A, Tarassov I, Entelis N (2013)
    Induced tRNA import into human mitochondria: implication of a host aminoacyl-tRNA-synthetase
    PLoS ONE, 8(6):e66228. abstract
  • Tarassov I, Chicherin I, Tonin Y, Smirnov A, Kamenski P, Entelis N (2013)
    Mitochondrial targeting of RNA and mitochondrial translation.

    In: A.-M. Duchene (ed.), Translation in mitochondria and other organelles, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp.85-107 Table of contents


  • Atkinson GC, Kuzmenko A, Kamenski P, Vysokikh MY, Lakunina V, Tankov S, Smirnova E, Soosaar A, Tenson T, Hauryliuk V. (2012)
    Evolutionary and genetic analyses of mitochondrial translation initiation factors identify the missing mitochondrial IF3 in S. cerevisiae
    Nucleic Acids Res. 40 (13), 6122-6134. abstract
  • Belostotsky R, Frishberg Y, Entelis N (2012)
    Human mitochondrial tRNA
    quality control in health and disease: a channeling mechanism?
    RNA Biology 9(1), 33-39. abstract
  • Kanga S, Bernard D, Mager-Heckel AM, Erpapazoglou Z, Mattiroli F, Sixma TK, Leon S, Urban-Grimal D, Tarassov I, Haguenauer-Tsapis R (2012)
    A deubiquitylating complex required for neosynthesis of a yeast mitochondrial ATP synthase subunit
    PLoS One. 7(6): e38071. abstract
  • Smirnova EV, Lakunina VA, Tarassov I, Krasheninnikov IA, Kamenski PA(2012)
    Noncanonical Functions of Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases
    Biochemistry (Moscow) 77 (1), 21-33. abstract
  • Vedrenne V, Gowher A, De Lonlay P, Nitschke P, Serre V, Boddaert N, Altuzarra C, Mager-Heckel AM, Chretien F, Entelis N, Munnich A, Tarassov I, Rotig A  (2012)
    Mutation in PNPT1, which encodes a polyribonucleotide nucleotidyltransferase, impairs RNA import into mitochondria and causes respiratory chain deficiency.

    Am. J. Hum. Genetics, 2012 Nov 2;91(5):912-8. abstract