• Xavier De Bolle's Research Group
  • Xavier De Bolle's Research Group
  • Xavier De Bolle's Research Group
  • Xavier De Bolle's Research Group


CtrA controls cell division and outer membrane composition of the pathogen Brucella abortus
Francis N, Poncin K, Fioravanti A, Vassen V, Ong TAP, Rappez L, Letesson JJ, Biondi E, De Bolle X
Localized incorporation of outer membrane components in the pathogen Brucella abortus
Vassen V, Valotteau C, Feuillie C, Formosa-Dague C, Dufrêne YF, De Bolle X
Brucella abortus Cell Cycle and Infection Are Coordinated
De Bolle X, Crosson S, Matroule JY and Letesson JJ.
Trends Microbiol. (12):812-21.  
G1-arrested newborn cells are the predominant infectious form of the pathogen Brucella abortus
Deghelt, M., Mullier, C., Sternon, J.F., Francis, N., Laloux, G., Dotreppe, D., Van der Henst, C., Jacobs-Wagner, C., Letesson, J.J., De Bolle, X.
Nature Communications 5, 4366
The Brucella pathogens are polarized bacteria
Van der Henst, C., de Barsy, M., Zorreguieta, A., Letesson, J.J. De Bolle, X.
Microbes and Infection 15, 998-1004
BtaE, an adhesin that belongs to the trimeric autotransporter family, is required for full virulence and defines a specific adhesive pole of Brucella
Ruiz-Ranwez V, Posadas  DM, Van der Henst C, Estein SM, Arocena GM, Abdian PL, Martin FA, Sieira R, De Bolle X, Zorreguieta A
Immun. 81, 996-1007
The histidine kinase PdhS controls cell cycle progression of the pathogenic alphaproteobacterium Brucella abortus
Van der Henst C, Beaufays F, Mignolet J, Didembourg C, Colinet J, Hallet B, Letesson J-J, De Bolle X
J. Bacteriol. 194, 5305-5314.
Characterization of a Brucella abortus mutant defective for the association with endoplasmic reticulum exit sites in HeLa cells
de Barsy M, Mirabella A, Letesson J-J, De Bolle X
Microbiology 158, 2610-2618
Structural analysis of Brucella abortus RicA substitutions that do not impair interaction with human Rab2 GTPase
Nkengfac B, Pouyez J, Bauwens E, Vandenhaute J, Wouters J, Letesson J-J, De Bolle X
BMC Biochemistry 13, 16
Polar growth in the Alphaproteobacterial order Rhizobiales
Brown PJB, de Pedro MA, Kysela DT, Van der Henst C, Kim J, De Bolle X, Fuqua C, Brun Y
Proc Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 1697-1701
Identification of a Brucella spp. secreted protein specifically interacting with human Rab2 small GTPase
de Barsy, M., Jamet, A., Filopon, D., Nicolas, C., Laloux, G., Rual, J.-F., Muller, A., Twizere, J.-C., Nkengfac, B., Vandenhaute, J., Hill, D., Salcedo, S., Gorvel, J.-P., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X
Cell. Microbiol. 13, 1044-1058
RpoE1, an extracytoplasmic function sigma factor, is a repressor of the flagellar system in Brucella melitensis
Ferooz, J., Lemaire, J., Delory, M., De Bolle, X., Letesson, J.-J.
Microbiology 157, 1263-1268.
The alkylation response protein AidB is localized at the new poles and constriction sites in Brucella abortus
Dotreppe, D., Mullier, C., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X.
BMC Microbiol. 11, 257.
Functional characterization of the incomplete phosphotransferase system (PTS) of the intracellular pathogen Brucella melitensis
Dozot, M., Poncet, S., Nicolas, C., Copin, R., Bouraoui, H., Maze, A., Deutscher, J., De Bolle, X., Letesson, J.-J.
PLoS ONE 5, e12679.
Global analysis of quorum sensing targets in the intracellular pathogen Brucella melitensis 16M
Uzureau, S., Lemaire, J., Delaive, E., Dieu, M., Gaigneaux, A., Raes, M., De Bolle, X., Letesson, J.-J.
J. Proteome Res. 9, 3200-3217.
Aggregates of soluble and folded proteins as intermediate state of inclusion body formation in Escherichia coli
Van der Henst, C., Charlier, C., Deghelt, M., Matroule, J.-Y., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X.
BMC Microbiology 10, 248.
Identification of the essential Brucella melitensis porin Omp2b as a suppressor of Bax-induced cell death in yeast in a genome-wide screening
Laloux, G., de Barsy, M., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X.
PLoS ONE 5, e13274.
PdhS, an old pole-localized histidine kinase, recruits the fumarase FumC in Brucella abortus
Mignolet, J., Van der Henst, C., Nicolas, C., Deghelt, M., Dotreppe, D., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X.
J. Bacteriol. 192, 3235-3239.
Intracellular rescuing of a B. melitensis 16M virB mutant by co-infection with a wild type strain
Nijskens, C., Copin, R., De Bolle, X., Letesson, J.-J.
Microb. Pathog. 45, 134-141.
The asymmetric distribution of the essential histidine kinase PdhS indicates a differentiation event in Brucella abortus
Hallez, R., Mignolet, J., Van Mullem, V., Wery, M., Vandenhaute, J., Letesson, J.-J., Jacobs-Wagner, C., De Bolle, X.
EMBO J. 26, 1444-1455.
Mutations of the Quorum sensing-dependent regulator VjbR lead to drastic surface modifications in Brucella melitensis
Uzureau, S., Godefroid, M., Deschamps, C., Lemaire, J., De Bolle, X., Letesson, J.-J.
J. Bacteriol. 189, 6035-6047.
FtcR is a new master regulator of the flagellar system of Brucella melitensis 16M with homologs in Rhizobiaceae
Leonard, S., Ferooz, J., Haine, V., Danese, I., Fretin, D., Tibor, A., de Walque, S., De Bolle, X., Letesson, J.-J.
J. Bacteriol. 189, 131-141.
The stringent response mediator Rsh is required for Brucella spp. virulence, and regulates expression of the type IV secretion system VirB
Dozot, M., Boigegrain, R.-A., Delrue, R.-M., Hallez, R., Ouahrani-Bettache, S., Danese, I., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X., Köhler, S.
Cell. Microbiol. 8, 1791-1802.
A RpoH-like heat shock sigma factor is involved in stress response and virulence in Brucella melitensis 16M
Delory, M., Hallez, R., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X.
J. Bacteriol. 188, 7707-7710
NnrA is required for full virulence and regulates several Brucella melitensis denitrification genes
Haine, V., Dozot, M., Dornand, J., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X.
  J. Bacteriol. 188, 1615-1619.
A quorum sensing regulator controls expression of both the type four secretion system and the flagellar apparatus of Brucella melitensis
Delrue, R.-M., Deschamps, C., Léonard, S., Nijskens, C., Danese, I., Schaus, J.-M., Bonnot, S., Ferooz, J., Tibor, A., De Bolle, X., Letesson, J.-J.
  Cell. Microbiol. 7, 1151-1161.
Systematic mutagenesis of Brucella melitensis 16M reveals a major role for GntR regulators in the control of virulence
Haine, V., Sinon, A., Van Steen, F., Rousseau, S., Dozot, M., Lestrate, P., Lambert, C., Letesson, J.-J., De Bolle, X.
Infect. Immun. 73, 5578-5586.
The Ton system, an ABC transporter, and a universally conserved GTPase are involved in iron utilization by Brucella melitensis 16M
Danese, I., Haine, V., Delrue, R.-M., Tibor, A., Lestrate, P., Stevaux, O., Mertens, P., Paquet, J.-Y., Godfroid, J., De Bolle, X. and Letesson, J.-J.
Infect. Immun. 72, 5783-5790.
Morphological and functional asymmetry in alpha-proteobacteria
Hallez, R., Bellefontaine, A.F., Letesson, J.J., De Bolle, X.
Trends Microbiol. 12, 361-365.
Generation of the Brucella melitensis ORFeome version 1.1
Dricot, A., Rual, J.F., Lamesch, P., Bertin, N., Dupuy, D., Hao, T., Lambert, C., Hallez, R., Delroisse, J.M., Vandenhaute, J., Lopez-Goñi, I., Moriyon, I., Garcia-Lobo, J.M., Sangari, F.J., MacMillan, A.P., Cutler, S.J., Whatmore, A.M., Bozak, S.
Genome Res. 14, 2201-2206.
Attenuated signature-tagged mutagenesis mutants of Brucella melitensis identified during the acute phase of infection in mice
Lestrate, P., Dricot, A., Delrue, R.-M., Lambert, C., Martinelli, V., De Bolle, X., Letesson, J.-J., Tibor, A.
Infect. Immun. 71, 7053-7060.
Prediction of proteins 3D structures
Lambert, C., Leonard, N., De Bolle, X. and Depiereux, E
  Bioinformatics 18, 1250-1256. IF: 3.4
Plasticity of transcriptional regulation network among alpha-proteobacteria is supported by the identification of CtrA targets in Brucella abortus
Bellefontaine, A.F., Pierreux, C.E., Mertens, P., Vandenhaute, J., Letesson, J.J., De Bolle, X.
  Mol. Microbiol. 43, 945-960. IF: 6.3
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