Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc’h

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In plants, the mevalonic acid (MVA) pathway provides precursors for the formation of triterpenes, sesquiterpenes, phytosterols and primary metabolites important for cell integrity. Here, we have cloned the cDNA encoding enzymes catalysing the final three steps of the MVA pathway from Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), mevalonate kinase (MVK),(More)
The enzyme geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase (GGPS: EC 2.5.1.1, EC 2.5.1.10, EC 2.5.1.29) catalyses the formation of geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP) from isopentenyl diphosphate and dimethylallyl diphosphate via three successive condensation reactions. A full-length nucleotide sequence of GGPS (named CrGGPS) was cloned from the medicinal plant(More)
Precursor feeding experiments have shown that the terpene moiety biosynthesis is the most rate-limiting step of terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIA) produced by Catharanthus roseus suspension cells. The biosynthesis of TIA terpene moiety is strictly regulated by hormones: auxin inhibits, jasmonate stimulates and cytokinin and ethylene enhance their(More)
CaaX-prenyltransferases (CaaX-PTases) catalyse the covalent attachment of isoprenyl groups to conserved cysteine residues located at the C-terminal CaaX motif of a protein substrate. This post-translational modification is required for the function and/or subcellular localization of some transcription factors and components of signal transduction and(More)
Candida guilliermondii (teleomorph Meyerozyma guilliermondii) is an ascomycetous species belonging to the Saccharomycotina CTG clade which has been studied over the last 40 years due to its biotechnological interest, biological control potential and clinical importance. Such a wide range of applications in various areas of fundamental and applied scientific(More)
In Catharanthus roseus, the first step of monoterpenoid indole alkaloids (MIA) biosynthesis results from the condensation of the indole precursor tryptamine with the terpenoid precursor secologanin. Secologanin biosynthesis requires two successive biosynthetic pathways, the plastidial methyl-d-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway and the monoterpene(More)
The Madagascar periwinkle produces monoterpenoid indole alkaloids (MIA) of high interest due to their therapeutical values. The terpenoid moiety of MIA is derived from the methyl erythritol phosphate (MEP) and seco-iridoid pathways. These pathways are regarded as the limiting branch for MIA biosynthesis in C. roseus cell and tissue cultures. In previous(More)
The yeast, Candida guilliermondii, has been widely studied due to its biotechnological interest as well as its biological control potential. It integrates foreign DNA predominantly via ectopic events, likely through the well-known non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) pathway involving the Ku70p/Ku80p heterodimer, Lig4p, Nej1p and Lif1p. This phenomenon remains(More)
Candida guilliermondii is an interesting biotechnological model for the industrial production of value-added metabolites and also remains an opportunistic emerging fungal agent of candidiasis often associated with oncology patients. The aim of the present study was to establish a convenient transformation system for C. guilliermondii by developing both an(More)
Cytokinin signaling is a key regulatory pathway of many aspects in plant development and environmental stresses. Herein, we initiated the identification and functional characterization of the five CHASE-containing histidine kinases (CHK) in the economically important Malus domestica species. These cytokinin receptors named MdCHK2, MdCHK3a/MdCHK3b, and(More)