Alexandre Duprey

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Pathogenic bacteria have to cope with adverse conditions, such as the host environment and host defense reactions. To adapt quickly to environmental changes, pathogens have developed complex regulatory networks that ensure adequate expression of their virulence genes. Recent evidence suggests that Fis, an abundant nucleoid-associated protein transiently(More)
BACKGROUND Metal contamination is widespread and results from natural geogenic and constantly increasing anthropogenic sources (mainly mining and extraction activities, electroplating, battery and steel manufacturing or metal finishing). Consequently, there is a growing need for methods to detoxify polluted ecosystems. Industrial wastewater, surface water(More)
In bacteria, important genes are often controlled at the transcriptional level by several factors, forming a complex and intertwined web of interactions. Yet, transcriptional regulators are often studied separately and little information is available concerning their interactions. In this work, we dissect the regulation of the major virulence gene pelD in(More)
After a gene duplication event, the resulting paralogous genes frequently acquire distinct expression profiles, roles, and/or functions but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. While transcription start site (TSS) turnover, i.e., the repositioning of the TSS during evolution, is widespread in eukaryotes, it is less documented in bacteria. Using(More)
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