Jean-Raphaël Fantino

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ABC (ATP-binding cassette) transporters form the largest family of membrane proteins in micro-organisms where they are able to transport a wide variety of substrates against a concentration gradient, in an ATP-dependent process. Two genes from the same putative Bacillus subtilis operon, yheI and yheH, encoding possibly two different ABC transporters, were(More)
Water safety is a major concern for public health and for natural environment preservation. We propose to use bacteriophages to develop biosensor tools able to detect human and animal pathogens present in water. For this purpose, we take advantage of the highly discriminating properties of the bacteriophages, which specifically infect their bacterial hosts.(More)
The involvement of transporters in multidrug resistance of bacteria is an increasingly challenging problem, and most of the pumps identified so far use the protonmotive gradient as the energy source. A new member of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) family, known in Bacillus subtilis as YvcC and homologous to each half of mammalian P-glycoprotein and to LmrA(More)
Cobalt can be toxic and the way cells adapt to its presence is largely unknown. Here we carried out a transcriptomic analysis of Escherichia coli exposed to cobalt. A limited number of genes were either up- or downregulated. Upregulated genes include the isc and the nfuA genes encoding Fe/S biogenesis assisting factors, and the rcnA gene encoding a cobalt(More)
A generic whole-cell bacterial sensor called sposensor was developed with immobilized spores from engineered Bacillus subtilis. Sposensor contains two different types of spores: reporting spores that contain a reporter gene fused to a promoter responding to a compound to be detected, and control spores use to monitor cell germination and viability. A(More)
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