Christian Brière

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Bacterial wilt, a disease impacting cultivated crops worldwide, is caused by the pathogenic bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum. PopP2 (for Pseudomonas outer protein P2) is an R. solanacearum type III effector that belongs to the YopJ/AvrRxv protein family and interacts with the Arabidopsis thaliana RESISTANT TO RALSTONIA SOLANACEARUM 1-R (RRS1-R) resistance(More)
Type III effector proteins from bacterial pathogens manipulate components of host immunity to suppress defence responses and promote pathogen development. In plants, host proteins targeted by some effectors called avirulence proteins are surveyed by plant disease resistance proteins referred to as "guards". The Ralstonia solanacearum effector protein PopP2(More)
EgMYB1, a transcription factor of the large plant R2R3 MYB family was cloned from a Eucalyptus xylem cDNA library. EgMYB1 is preferentially expressed in the secondary xylem of stems and roots of Eucalyptus trees, and the corresponding protein is localized in the nucleus. EgMYB1 binds specifically the MBSIIG sites located in the promoters of lignin(More)
Legumes form two different types of intracellular root symbioses, with fungi and bacteria, resulting in arbuscular mycorrhiza and nitrogen-fixing nodules, respectively. Rhizobial signalling molecules, called Nod factors, play a key role in establishing the rhizobium-legume association and genes have been identified in Medicago truncatula that control a Nod(More)
Plant cells use calcium-based signalling pathways to transduce biotic and/or abiotic stimuli into adaptive responses. However, little is known about the coupling between calcium signalling, transcriptional regulation and the downstream biochemical processes. To understand these relationships better, we challenged tobacco BY-2 cells with cryptogein and(More)
Plant and animal pathogens inject type III effectors (T3Es) into host cells to suppress host immunity and promote successful infection. XopD, a T3E from Xanthomonas campestris pv vesicatoria, has been proposed to promote bacterial growth by targeting plant transcription factors and/or regulators. Here, we show that XopD from the B100 strain of X. campestris(More)
The cytological location of ion channel antagonist-binding sites was studied in sunflower protoplasts using the fluorescent probes DM-Bodipy-PAA and DM-Bodipy-DHP. The binding specificity of the probes was established by competition experiments with Bepridil, phenylalkylamine (Verapamil) and dihydropyridine (Nifedipine) which are known as calcium and(More)
In eukaryotic cells, sphingoid long chain bases (LCBs) such as sphingosine or phytosphingosine (PHS) behave as second messengers involved in various processes including programmed cell death (PCD). In plants, induction of PCD by LCBs has now been described, but the signalling pathway is still enigmatic. Using Arabidopsis, we identify new key steps in this(More)
The hypersensitive response (HR), characterized by a rapid and localized cell death at the inoculation site, is one of the most efficient resistance reactions to pathogen attack in plants. The transcription factor AtMYB30 was identified as a positive regulator of the HR and resistance responses during interactions between Arabidopsis and bacteria. Here, we(More)
Experiments performed on nuclei isolated from animal or plant cells have provided evidence that the nucleus generates directly specific nucleoplasmic calcium transients in response to external stimuli. Recent data suggest that isolated plant nuclei might be considered as a closed system where the nuclear concentration of free calcium would be regulated by(More)