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- Bidnenko V, Nicolas P, Guérin C, Dérozier S, Chastanet A, Dairou J, Redko-Hamel Y, Jules M, Bidnenko E. Termination factor Rho mediates transcriptional reprogramming of Bacillus subtilis stationary phase. PLoS Genet. 2023 Feb 3;19(2):e1010618. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1010618. eCollection 2023 Feb.


- Saaki TNV, Teng Z, Wenzel M, Ventroux M, Carballido-Lόpez R, Noirot-Gros MF, Hamoen LW. SepF supports the recruitment of the DNA translocase SftA to the Z-ring. Mol Microbiol. 2022 Apr 11. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14906.

- Tesson B, Dajkovic A, Keary R, Marlière C, Dupont-Gillain CC, Carballido-López R. Magnesium rescues the morphology of Bacillus subtilis mreB mutants through its inhibitory effect on peptidoglycan hydrolases. Sci Rep. 2022 Jan 21;12(1):1137. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-04294-5.


- Juillot D, Cornilleau C, Deboosere N, Billaudeau C, Evouna-Mengue P, Lejard V, Brodin P, Carballido-López R, Chastanet A. A High-Content Microscopy Screening Identifies New Genes Involved in Cell Width Control in Bacillus subtilis. mSystems. 2021 Nov 30;6(6):e0101721. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.01017-21.

- Labarde A, Jakutyte L, Billaudeau C, Fauler B, López-Sanz M, Ponien P, Jacquet E, Mielke T, Ayora S, Carballido-López R, Tavares P. Temporal compartmentalization of viral infection in bacterial cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Jul 13;118(28):e2018297118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2018297118.


- Hamouche L, Billaudeau C, Rocca A, Chastanet A, Ngo S, Laalami S, Putzer H. Dynamic Membrane Localization of RNase Y in Bacillus subtilis. mBio. 2020 Feb 18;11(1):e03337-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.03337-19.

- Billaudeau C, Chastanet A, Carballido-López R. Processing TIRF Microscopy Images to Characterize the Dynamics and Morphology of Bacterial Actin-Like Assemblies. Methods Mol Biol. 2020 Jan; 2101:135-145. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0219-5_9.

- Cornilleau C, Chastanet A, Billaudeau CCarballido-López R. Methods for Studying Membrane-Associated Bacterial Cytoskeleton Proteins In Vivo by TIRF Microscopy. Methods Mol Biol. 2020 Jan; 2101:123-133. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0219-5_8.


- Carballido-López R. Rod width under control. Nat Microbiol. 2019 Aug; doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0528-0.

- Krokowski S, Atwal S, Lobato-Márquez D, Chastanet A, Carballido-López R, Salje J, Mostowy S. Shigella MreB promotes polar IcsA positioning for actin tail formation. J Cell Sci. 2019 Apr 16; doi: 10.1242/jcs.226217.

- Billaudeau C, Yao Z, Cornilleau C, Carballido-Lopez R, Chastanet A. MreB Forms Subdiffraction Nanofilaments during Active Growth in Bacillus subtilis. MBio. 2019 Jan 29; doi: 10.1128/mBio.01879-18.


- Krokowski S, Lobato-Márquez D, Chastanet A, Pereira PM, Angelis D, Galea D, Larrouy-Maumus G, Henriques R, Spiliotis ET, Carballido-López R, Mostowy S. Septins Recognize and Entrap Dividing Bacterial Cells for Delivery to Lysosomes. Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Dec 12; doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.11.005.

- Godinho LM, El Sadek Fadel M, Monniot C, Jakutyte L, Auzat I, Labarde A, Djacem K, Oliveira L, Carballido-Lopez R, Ayora S, Tavares P. The Revisited Genome of Bacillus subtilis Bacteriophage SPP1. Viruses. 2018 Dec 11; doi: 10.3390/v10120705.

- Mirouze N, Ferret C, Cornilleau C, Carballido-López R. Antibiotic sensitivity reveals that wall teichoic acids mediate DNA binding during competence in Bacillus subtilis. Nat Commun. 2018 Nov 29; doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07553-8.


- De-San-Eustaquio-Campillo A, Cornilleau C, Guérin C, Carballido-Lopez R, Chastanet A. PamR, a new MarR-like regulator affecting prophages and metabolic genes expression in Bacillus subtilis. PloS One. 2017 Dec 14;12(12):e0189694. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189694. eCollection 2017.

- Billaudeau C, Chastanet A, Yao Z, Cornilleau C, Mirouze N, Fromion V, Carballido-Lopez R. Contrasting mechanisms of growth in two model rod-shaped bacteria. Nat Commun. 2017 Jun 7; doi: 10.1038/ncomms15370.

- Dajkovic A, Tesson B, Chauhan S, Courtin P, Keary R, Flores P, Marlière C, Felipe S, Chapot-Chartier MP, Carballido-Lopez R. Hydrolysis of Peptidoglycan is Modulated by Amidation of meso-Diaminopimelic Acid and Mg2+ in Bacillus subtilis. Mol Microbiol. 2017 Mar 20;doi: 10.1111/mmi.13673.


- Pereira AR, Hsin J, Król E, Tavares AC, Flores P, Hoiczyk E, Ng N, Dajkovic A, Brun YV, VanNieuwenhze MS, Roemer T, Carballido-López R, Scheffers DJ, Huang KC, Pinho MG. FtsZ-Dependent Elongation of a Coccoid Bacterium. mBio. 2016 Sep 6;7(5). pii: e00908-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00908-16.

- Dajkovic A, Hinde E, MacKichan C, Carballido-López R. Dynamic Organization of SecA and SecY Secretion Complexes in the B. subtilis Membrane. PloS One. 2016 Jun 23;11(6):e0157899. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157899.


- Tavares AC, Fernandes PB, Carballido-López R, Pinho MG. MreC and MreD Proteins Are Not Required for Growth of Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 15;10(10):e0140523. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140523.

- Goosens VJ, De-San-Eustaquio-Campillo A, Carballido-López R, van Dijl JM. A Tat ménage à trois - The role of Bacillus subtilis TatAc in twin-arginine protein translocation. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 Aug 1.

- Mirouze N, Ferret C, Yao Z, Chastanet A, Carballido-López R. MreB-Dependent Inhibition of Cell Elongation during the Escape from Competence in Bacillus subtilis. PLoS Genet. 2015 Jun 19;

- Cvirkaite-Krupovic V, Carballido-López R, Tavares P. Virus evolution toward limited dependence on nonessential functions of the host: the case of bacteriophage SPP1. J Virol. 2015 Mar;


- Yao Z, Carballido-López R. Fluorescence imaging for bacterial cell biology: from localization to dynamics, from ensembles to single molecules. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2014;68:459-76.

- Rueff AS, Chastanet A, Domínguez-Escobar J, Yao Z, Yates J, Prejean MV, Delumeau O, Noirot P, Wedlich-Söldner R, Filipe SR, Carballido-López R. An early cytoplasmic step of peptidoglycan synthesis is associated to MreB in Bacillus subtilis. Mol Microbiol. 2014 Jan;


- Monteferrante CG, MacKichan C, Marchadier E, Prejean MV, Carballido-López R, van Dijl JM. Mapping the twin-arginine protein translocation network of Bacillus subtilis. Proteomics. 2013 Mar;


- Chastanet A, Carballido-Lopez R. The actin-like MreB proteins in Bacillus subtilis: a new turn. Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2012 Jun 1;

- Jakutytė L, Lurz R, Baptista C, Carballido-Lopez R, São-José C, Tavares P, Daugelavičius R. First steps of bacteriophage SPP1 entry into Bacillus subtilis. Virology. 2012 Jan 20;


- Jakutytė L, Baptista C, São-José C, Daugelavičius R, Carballido-López R, Tavares P. Bacteriophage infection in rod-shaped gram-positive bacteria: evidence for a preferential polar route for phage SPP1 entry in Bacillus subtilis. JBacteriol. 2011 Sep;

- Domínguez-Escobar J, Chastanet A, Crevenna AH, Fromion V, Wedlich-Söldner R, Carballido-López R. Processive movement of MreB-associated cell wall biosynthetic complexes in bacteria. Science. 2011 Jul 8;

- Marchadier E, Carballido-López R, Brinster S, Fabret C, Mervelet P, Bessières P, Noirot-Gros MF, Fromion V, Noirot P. An expanded protein-protein interaction network in Bacillus subtilis reveals a group of hubs: Exploration by an integrative approach. Proteomics. 2011 Aug;

- Pérez-Núñez D, Briandet R, David B, Gautier C, Renault P, Hallet B, Hols P, Carballido-López R, Guédon E. A new morphogenesis pathway in bacteria: unbalanced activity of cell wall synthesis machineries leads to coccus-to-rod transition and filamentation in ovococci. Mol Microbiol. 2011 Feb;


- Muñoz-Espín D, Holguera I, Ballesteros-Plaza D, Carballido-López R, Salas M. Viral terminal protein directs early organization of phage DNA replication at the bacterial nucleoid. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Sep 21;


- Muñoz-Espín D, Daniel R, Kawai Y, Carballido-López R, Castilla-Llorente V, Errington J, Meijer WJ, Salas M. The actin-like MreB cytoskeleton organizes viral DNA replication in bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Aug 11;

- Rhayat L, Duperrier S, Carballido-López R, Pellegrini O, Stragier P. Genetic dissection of an inhibitor of the sporulation sigma factor sigma(G). J Mol Biol. 2009 Jul 31;


- Absalon C, Hamze K, Blanot D, Frehel C, Carballido-Lopez R, Holland BI, van Heijenoort J, Séror SJ. The GTPase CpgA is implicated in the deposition of the peptidoglycan sacculus in Bacillus subtilis. J Bacteriol. 2008 May;

- Karmazyn-Campelli C, Rhayat L, Carballido-López R, Duperrier S, Frandsen N, Stragier P. How the early sporulation sigma factor sigmaF delays the switch to late development in Bacillus subtilis. Mol Microbiol. 2008 Mar;

- Formstone A, Carballido-López R, Noirot P, Errington J, Scheffers DJ. Localization and interactions of teichoic acid synthetic enzymes in Bacillus subtilis. J Bacteriol. 2008 Mar;


- Carballido-López R, Formstone A. Shape determination in Bacillus subtilis. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2007 Dec;


- Carballido-López R. The bacterial actin-like cytoskeleton. Microbiol Mol BiolRev. 2006 Dec;

- Carballido-López R, Formstone A, Li Y, Ehrlich SD, Noirot P, Errington J. Actin homolog MreBH governs cell morphogenesis by localization of the cell wall hydrolase LytE. Dev Cell. 2006 Sep;

- Carballido-López R. Orchestrating bacterial cell morphogenesis. Mol Microbiol. 2006 May;