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Publications from 2001 to 2011


Boesch, P., Weber-Lotfi, F., Ibrahim, N., Tarasenko, V., Cosset, A., Paulus, F., Lightowlers, R.N. and Dietrich, A. (2011) DNA repair in organelles: pathways, organization, regulation, relevance in disease and aging. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1813, 186-200.

Boesch, P., Weber-Lotfi, F., Ibrahim, N., Tarasenko, V., Cosset, A., Paulus, F., Lightowlers, R.N. and Dietrich, A. (2011) The other genomes: DNA damage and repair in organelles. In: Advances in Medicine and Biology - Volume 13 (Berhardt, L.V.,  ed.), pp. 1-40, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.

Ibrahim, N., Handa, H., Cosset, A., Koulintchenko, M., Konstantinov, Y., Lightowlers, R.N., Dietrich, A. and Weber-Lotfi, F. (2011) DNA delivery to mitochondria: Sequence specificity and energy enhancement. Pharm. Res. 28, 2871-2882.

Mileshina, D., Ibrahim, N., Boesch, P., Lightowlers, R.N., Dietrich, A. and Weber-Lotfi, F. (2011) Mitochondrial transfection for studying organellar DNA repair, genome maintenance and aging. MechAgeing Dev. 132, 412-423.

Mileshina, D., Koulintchenko, M., Konstantinov, Y. and Dietrich, A. (2011) Transfection of plant mitochondria and in organello gene integration. Nucleic Acids Res. 39, e115.

Val, R., Wyszko, E., Valentin, C., Szymanski, M., Cosset, A., Alioua, M., Dreher, T., Barciszewski, J. and Dietrich, A. (2011) Organelle trafficking of chimeric ribozymes and genetic manipulation of mitochondria. Nucleic Acids Res. 39, 9262–9274.


Boesch, P., Ibrahim, N., Dietrich, A. and Lightowlers, R.N. (2010) Membrane association of mitochondrial DNA facilitates base excision repair in mammalian mitochondria. Nucleic Acids Res. 38, 1478-1488.

Weber-Lotfi, F., Guillemaut, P., Rether, B. and Dietrich, A. (2010) DNA adduct formation and genotoxicity assessment in plants. In: DNA Adducts: Formation, Detection and Mutagenesis (Alvarez, E. and Cunha, R., eds.), pp. 61-81, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.


Boesch, P., Ibrahim, N., Paulus, F., Cosset, A., Tarasenko, V. and Dietrich, A. (2009) Plant mitochondria possess a short-patch base excision DNA repair pathway. Nucleic Acids Res. 37, 5690-5700.

Couturier, J., Koh, C.S., Zaffagnini, M., Winger, A.M., Gualberto, J.M., Corbier, C., Decottignies, P., Jacquot, J.P., Lemaire, S.D., Didierjean, C. and Rouhier, N. (2009) Structure-function relationship of the chloroplastic glutaredoxin S12 with an atypical WCSYS active site. J. Biol. Chem. 284, 9299-9310.

Delannoy, E., Le Ret, M., Faivre-Nitschke, E., Estavillo, G.M., Bergdoll, M., Taylor, N.L., Pogson. B.J., Small, I., Imbault, P. and Gualberto, J.M. (2009) Arabidopsis tRNA adenosine deaminase arginine edits the wobble nucleotide of chloroplast tRNAArg(ACG) and is essential for efficient chloroplast translation. Plant Cell 21, 2058-2071.

Tillich, M., Hardel, S.L., Kupsch, C., Armbruster, U., Delannoy, E., Gualberto, J.M., Lehwark, P., Leister, D., Small, I.D. and Schmitz-Linneweber, C. (2009) Chloroplast ribonucleoprotein CP31A is required for editing and stability of specific chloroplast mRNAs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 6002-6007.

Weber-Lotfi, F., Ibrahim, N., Boesch, P., Cosset, A., Konstantinov, Y., Lightowlers, R.N. and Dietrich, A. (2009) Developing a genetic approach to investigate the mechanism of mitochondrial competence for DNA import. Biochim. BiophysActa 1787, 320-327.


Bandyopadhyay, S., Gama, F., Molina-Navarro, M.M., Gualberto, J.M., Claxton, R., Naik, S.G., Huynh, B.H., Herrero, E., Jacquot, J.P., Johnson, M.K. and Rouhier, N. (2008) Chloroplast monothiol glutaredoxins as scaffold proteins for the assembly and delivery of [2Fe-2S] clusters. EMBO J. 27, 1122-1133.

Holec, S., Lange, H., Dietrich, A. and Gagliardi, D. (2008) Polyadenylation-mediated RNA degradation in plant mitochondria. Methods Enzymol. 447, 439-461 


Rouhier, N., Unno, H., Bandyopadhyay, S., Masip, L., Kim, S.K., Hirasawa, M., Gualberto, J.M., Lattard, V., Kusunoki, M., Knaff, D.B., Georgiou, G., Hase, T., Johnson, M.K., and Jacquot, J.P. (2007) Functional, structural, and spectroscopic characterization of a glutathione-ligated [2Fe-2S] cluster in poplar glutaredoxin C1. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 7379-7384.

Rustin, P., Jacobs, H.T., Dietrich, A., Lightowlers, R.N., Tarassov, I. and Corral-Debrinski, M. (2007) Adresser du matériel allogène dans le compartiment mitochondrial : un défi pour comprendre la physiologie mitochondriale et une perspective pour la thérapie (Targeting allotopic material to the mitochondrial compartment: new tools for better understanding mitochondrial physiology and prospect for therapy). Médecine Sciences 23, 519-525.


Koulintchenko, M., Temperley, R.J., Mason, P.A., Dietrich, A. and Lightowlers, R.N. (2006) Natural competence of mammalian mitochondria allows the molecular investigation of mitochondrial gene expression. Hum. Mol. Genet. 15, 143-154.

Navrot, N., Collin, V., Gualberto, J., Gelhaye, E., Hirasawa, M., Rey, P., Knaff, D.B., Issakidis, E., Jacquot, J.P. and Rouhier, N. (2006) Plant glutathione peroxidases are functional peroxiredoxins distributed in several subcellular compartments and regulated during biotic and abiotic stresses.
Plant Physiol.
 142, 1364-1379.

Raczynska, K.D., Le Ret, M., Rurek, M., Bonnard, G., Augustyniak, H.and Gualberto, J.M. (2006) Plant mitochondrial genes can be expressed from mRNAs lacking stop codons. FEBS Lett. 580, 5641-5646.

Zaegel, V., Guermann, B., Le Ret, M., Andrés, C., Meyer, D., Erhardt, M., Canaday, J., Gualberto, J.M. and Imbault, P. (2006) The plant-specific ssDNA binding protein OSB1 is involved in the stoichiometric transmission of mitochondrial DNA in ArabidopsisPlant Cell 18, 3548-3563 


Weber-Lotfi, F., Obrecht-Pflumio, S., Guillemaut, P., Kleinpeter, J. and Dietrich, A. (2005) Specific plant DNA adducts as molecular biomarkers of genotoxic atmospheric environments. Mutat. Res. 581, 55-67.

Valentin, C., Dunoyer, P., Vetter, G., Schalk, C., Dietrich, A. and Bouzoubaa, S. (2005) Molecular basis for mitochondrial localization of viral particles during Beet necrotic yellow vein virus infection. J. Virol. 79, 9991-10002.


Gagliardi, D. and Gualberto, J.M. (2004) Gene expression in higher plant mitochondria. In: Plant mitochondria : From Genome to Function (Day, D.A., Millar, A.H. and Whelan, J., eds), pp. 55-82, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Gelhaye, E., Rouhier, N., Gérard, J., Jolivet, Y., Gualberto, J., Navrot, N., Ohlsson, P.I., Wingsle, G., Hirasawa, M., Knaff, D.B., Wang, H., Dizengremel, P., Meyer, Y. and Jacquot, J.P. (2004) A specific form of thioredoxin h occurs in plant mitochondria and regulates the alternative oxidase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 14545-14550. Erratum in: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2005) 102, 3886.

Lurin, C., Andrés, C., Aubourg, S., Bellaoui, M., Bitton, F., Bruyère, C., Caboche, M., Debast, C., Gualberto, J., Hoffmann, B., Lecharny, A., Le Ret, M., Martin-Magniette, M.L., Mireau, H., Peeters, N., Renou, J.P., Szurek, B., Taconnat, L. and Small, I. (2004) Genome-wide analysis of Arabidopsis pentatricopeptide repeat proteins reveals their essential role in organelle biogenesis. Plant Cell 16, 2089-2103

Perrin. R., Meyer. E.H., Zaepfel, M., Kim, Y.J., Mache, R., Grienenberger, J.M., Gualberto, J.M. and Gagliardi, D. (2004) Two exoribonucleases act sequentially to process mature 3'-ends of atp9 mRNAs in Arabidopsis mitochondria. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 25440-25446

Rouhier, N., Gelhaye, E., Gualberto, J.M., Jordy, M.N., De Fay, E., Hirasawa, M., Duplessis, S., Lemaire, S.D., Frey, P., Martin, F., Manieri, W., Knaff, D.B. and Jacquot, J.P. (2004) Poplar peroxiredoxin Q. A thioredoxin-linked chloroplast antioxidant functional in pathogen defense. Plant Physiol. 134, 1027-1038.


Delage, L., Dietrich, A., Cosset, A. and Maréchal-Drouard, L. (2003) In vitro import of a nuclearly encoded tRNA into mitochondria of Solanum tuberosumMol. Cell. Biol. 23, 4000-4012.

Koulintchenko, M., Konstantinov, Y. and Dietrich, A. (2003) Plant mitochondria actively import DNA via the permeability transition pore complex. EMBO J. 22, 1245-1254.


Fey, J., Weil, J.H., Tomita, K., Cosset, A., Dietrich, A., Small, I. and Maréchal-Drouard, L. (2002) Role of editing in plant mitochondrial transfer RNAs. Gene 286, 21-24.

Perrotta, G., Grienenberger, J.M. and Gualberto, J.M. (2002) Plant mitochondrial rps2 genes code for proteins with a C-terminal extension that is processed. Plant Mol. Biol. 50, 523-533.

Vermel, M., Guermann, B., Delage, L., Grienenberger, J.M., Maréchal-Drouard, L. and Gualberto, J.M. (2002) A family of RRM-type RNA-binding proteins specific to plant mitochondria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 30, 5866-5871.

Weber-Lotfi, F., Dietrich, A., Russo, M. and Rubino, L. (2002) Mitochondrial targeting and membrane anchoring of a viral replicase in plant and yeast cells. J. Virol. 76, 10485-10496.

Weber-Lotfi, F., Guillemaut, P., Poirey, R., Schmitz, M. and Dietrich, A. (2002) Biochemical and molecular studies on declining and decline-resistant spruce in the north-east of France. Environ. Sci. & Pollut. Res. 9, 122-129.


Duchêne, A.M., Peeters, N., Dietrich, A., Cosset, A., Small, I.D. and Wintz, H. (2001) Overlapping destinations for two dual-targeted glycyl-tRNA synthetases in Arabidopsis thaliana and Phaseolus vulgarisJ. Biol. Chem. 276, 15275-15283.

Faivre-Nitschke, S.E., Couée, I., Vermel, M., Grienenberger, J.M. and Gualberto, J.M. (2001) Purification, characterization and cloning of isovaleryl-CoA dehydrogenase from higher plant mitochondria. Eur. J. Biochem. 268, 1332-1339.

Faivre-Nitschke, S.E., Nazoa, P., Gualberto, J.M., Grienenberger, J.M. and Bonnard, G. (2001) Wheat mitochondria ccmB encodes the membrane domain of a putative ABC transporter involved in cytochrome c biogenesis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1519, 199-208.

Fey, J., Weil, J.H., Tomita, K., Cosset, A., Dietrich, A., Small, I. and Maréchal- Drouard, L. (2001) Editing of plant mitochondrial transfer RNAs. Acta Biochimica Polonica 48, 383-389.

Rubino, L., Weber-Lotfi, F., Dietrich, A., Stussi-Garaud, C. and Russo, M. (2001) The open reading frame 1-encoded protein (36K) of Carnation Italian ringspot virus localizes to mitochondria. J. Gen. Virol. 82, 29-34.

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