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Tilbrook K, Poirier Y, Gebbie L, Schenk P, McQualter R, Brumbley S. (2014) Reduced peroxisomal citrate synthase activity increases substrate availability for polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis in plant peroxisomes. Plant Biotech J, 12: 1044-1052

Xing S, van Deenen N, Magliano M, Frahm L, Forestier E, Nawrath C, Schaller H, Schulze Gronover C, Pruefer D, Poirier Y. (2014) ATP citrate lyase activity is post-translationally regulated by sink strength and impacts the wax, cutin and rubber biosynthetic pathways. Plant J. 79: 270-284

Wege S, and Poirier Y. (2014) Expression of the mammalian XENOTROPIC POLYTROPIC VIRUS RECEPTOR 1 (XPR1) in tobacco leaves leads to phosphate export. FEBS Let. 588: 482-489.

Khan GA, Bouraine S, Wege S, Li Y, de Carbonnel M, Berthomieu P, Poirier Y, Rouached H. (2014) Coordination between zinc and phosphate homeostasis involves the transcription factor PHR1, the phosphate exporter PHO1 and its homologue PHO1 ;H3 in Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 65: 871-884.



Secco D, Jabnoune M, Walker H, Shou H, Wu P, Poirier Y, Whelan J. (2013) Spatio-temporal transcript profiling of rice roots and shoots in response to phosphate starvation and recovery. Plant Cell, 25: 4285-4304

Zhao HJ, Cui HR, Xu XH, Tan YY, Fu JJ, Liu GZ, Poirier Y, Shu QY. (2013) Characterization of OsMIK in a rice mutant with reduced phytate content reveals an insertion of a rearranged retrotransposon. Theor. Appl. Genet. 126 : 3009-3020.

Jabnoune M, Secco D, Lecampion C, Robaglia C, Shu Q and Poirier Y. (2013) A rice cis-natural antisense RNA acts as a translational enhancer for its cognate mRNA and contributes to phosphate homeostasis and plant fitness. Plant Cell, 25 : 4166-4182



Zimmerli C, Ribot C, Vavasseur A, Bauer H, Hedrich R and Poirier Y. (2012) PHO1 expression in guard cells régulâtes the stomatal response to abscisic acid in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 72:199-211

Arpat, AB, Magliano P, Wege S, Rouached H, Stefanovic A and Poirier Y. (2012) Functional expression of PHO1 to the Golgi and trans-Golgi network and its rôle in export of inorganic phosphate. Plant J. 71 : 479-491

Xing S and Poirier Y. (2012) The protein acetylome and the régulation of metabolism. Trends Plant Sci. 17 : 423-430

Secco D, Wang C, Arpat BA, Wang Z, Poirier Y, Tyerman SD, Wu P, Shou H and Whelan J. (2012) The emerging importance of the SPX domain-containing proteins in phosphate homeostasis. New Phytol. 193: 842-851

Van Beilen J and Poirier Y. (2012) Plants as factories for bioplastics and other biomaterials. In : Plant biotechnology and agriculture : prospects for the 21st century, A. Altman and PM Hasegawa (eds). Academic press. pp 481-494



Magliano P, Flipphi M, Arpat BA, Delessert S, and Poirier Y. (2011) Contributions of the peroxisome and the ß-oxidation cycle to biotin synthesis in fungi. J. Biol. Chem. 286 : 42133-42140.

Haddouche R, Poirier Y, Delessert S, Sabirova J, Pagot Y, Neuvéglise C, Nicaud JM. (2011) Engineering polyhydroxyalkanoate content and monomer composition in the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, by modifying the ß-oxidation multifunctional protein. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 91 : 1327-1340

Tilbrook K, Gebbie L, Schenk PM, Poirier Y, Brumbley SM. (2011) Peroxisomal polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis is a promising strategy for bioplastic production in high biomass crops. Plant Biotechnol. J. 9 : 958-969.

Stefanovic A, Arpat AB, Bligny R, Gout E, Vidoudez C, Bensimon M, Poirier Y. (2011) Over-expression of PHO1 in Arabidopsis leaves reveals its role in mediating phosphate efflux. Plant J., 66: 689-699

Rouached H, Stefanovic A, Secco D, Bulak Arpat A, Gout E, Bligny R, Poirier Y. (2011) Uncoupling phosphate deficiency from its major effects on growth and transcriptome via PHO1 expression in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 65:557-70

Rouached H, Secco D, Arpat B, Poirier Y. (2011) The transcription factor PHR1 plays a key role in the regulation of sulfate shoot-to-root flux upon phosphate starvation in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biol. 11:19.

Magliano P, Flipphi M, Sanglard D, Poirier Y. (2011) Characterization of the Aspergillus nidulans biotin biosynthetic gene cluster and use of the bioDA gene as a new transformation marker. Fung. Genet. Biol., 48:208-15



Thibeaud M-C, Arrighi J-F, Bayle V, Chiarenza S, Creff A, Bustos R, Paz-Ares J, Poirier Y, Nussaume L (2010) Dissection of local and systemic transcriptional responses to phosphate starvation in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 64: 775-789 

Magliano P, Sanglard D, Poirier Y. (2010) Repercussion of a deficiency in mitochondrial ß-oxidation on the carbon flux of short-chain fatty acids to the peroxisomal ß-oxidation cycle in Aspergillus nidulans. Biochim Biophys Acta. Mol. Cell Biol. Lipids., 1801:1386-92

Haddouche R, Delessert S, Sabirova J, Neuvéglise C, Poirier Y, Nicaud J.-M. (2010) Roles of multiple acyl-CoA oxidases in the routing of carbon flow towards beta-oxidation and polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis in Yarrowia lipolytica.
FEMS Yeast Res. 10:917-27 

Secco D, Baumann A, and Poirier Y (2010) Characterization of the rice PHO1 gene family reveals a key role for OsPHO1;2 in phosphate homeostasis and the evolution of a distinct clade in dicotyledons. Plant Physiol. 152 : 1693-1704.

Rouached H, Arpat, AB, and Poirier Y (2010) Regulation of phosphate starvation responses in plants : signaling players and cross-talks. Mol. Plant 3 : 288-299

Poirier Y, Brumbley SM (2010) Metabolic engineering of plants for the synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates. In Plastics from Bacteria: Natural Functions and Applications. G.-Q. Chen (Ed). Microbiology Monographs 14 : 187- 210.

Jan B. van Beilen (2010) Why microalgal biofuels won't save the internal combustion machine. Biofuels, Bioprod. Bioref. 4:41-52




Rouached H, Secco D, Arpat AB (2009) Getting the most sulfate from soil: Regulation of sulfate uptake transporters in Arabidopsis. Journal of Plant Physiology, 166(9):893-902



Goepfert S, Vidoudez C, Tellgren-Roth C, Delessert S, Hiltunen JK, and Poirier Y (2008) Peroxisomal Δ3,Δ2-enoyl CoA isomerases and evolution of cytosolic paralogues in embryophytes. Plant J., 56 : 728-742

Van Beilen JB, and Poirier Y (2008) Production of renewable polymers from crop plants. Plant J., 54 : 684-701

Ribot C, Wang Y, and Poirier Y (2008) Expression analysis of three members of the AtPHO1 family reveal differential level of cross-talk between signaling pathways involved in phosphate deficiency and the responses to auxin, cytokinin, and abscisic acid. Planta, 227 : 1025-1036

Ribot C, Zimmerli C, Farmer, EE, Reymond P, Poirier Y (2008) Induction of the Arabidopsis PHO1;H10 Gene by 12-Oxo-Phytodienoic Acid but not Jasmonic Acid via a CORONATINE INSENSTIVE 1-Dependent Pathway. Plant Physiol. 147: 696-706

Wong Y, Secco D, and Poirier Y (2008) Characterization of the PHO1 gene family and the responses to phosphate deficiency of Physcomitrella patens. Plant Physiol. 146(2):646-56

Van Beilen JB (2008) Transgenic plant factories fo the production of biopolymer and platform chemicals. Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com); DOI: 10.1002/bbb.64; Biofuels, Bioprod. Bioref.

Hatem Rouached, Markus Wirtz, Remi Alary, Rüdiger Hell, A. Bulak Arpat, Jean-Claude Davidian, Pierre Fourcroy, Pierre Berthomieu (2008) Differential Regulation of the Expression of Two High-Affinity Sulfate Transporters, SULTR1.1 and SULTR1.2, in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 147:897-911



Stefanovic A, Ribot C, Rouached H, Wang Y, Chong J, Belbahri L, Delessert S, Poirier Y (2007) Members of the PHO1 gene family show limited functional redundancy in phosphate transfer to the shoot, and are regulated by phosphate deficiency via distinct pathways. The Plant Journal 50, 982-994

Goepfert S, Poirier Y, (2007) Beta-oxidation in fatty acid degradation and beyond. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 10, 245-251

van Beilen J.B., Poirier Y. (2007) Prospects for Biopolymer Production in Plants. Adv Biochem Engin/Biotechnol 107, 133-151

Van Beilen JB, and Poirier Y (2007) Establishment of new crops for the production of natural rubber. Trends Biotechnol. 25 : 522-529.

Van Beilen JB, and Poirier Y (2007) Guayule and russian dandelion as alternative sources of natural rubber. Crit. Rev Biotechnol. 4 : 217-231.



Goepfert S, Hiltunen JK, and Poirier Y (2006) Identification and functional characterization of a monofunctional peroxisomal enoyl-CoA hydratase 2 that participates in the degradation of even cis-unsaturated fatty acids in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Biol. Chemi. 281 : 35894-35903

Poirier Y, Antonenkov VD, Glumoff T and Hiltunen JK (2006) Peroxisomal beta-oxidation-a metabolic pathway with multiple functions. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1763 : 1413-1426

Maeda I., Delessert S., Hasegawa S., Seto Y., Zuber S., and Poirier Y. 2006. The Peroxisomal Acyl-CoA Thioesterase Pte1p from Saccharomyces cerevisiae Is Required for Efficient Degradation of Short Straight Chain and Branched Chain Fatty Acids. J Biol Chem. 281, 1729-11735

Ylianttila MS., Pursiainen NV., Juffer AH., Poirier Y., Hiltunen JK., and Glumoff T. 2006. Crystal structure of yeast peroxisomal multifunctional enzyme: structural basis for substrate specificity of (3R)-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase units. J. Mol. Biol. 358, 1286-1295



Goepfert S., Vidoudez C., Rezzonico E., Hiltunen J.K., and Poirier Y. 2005. Molecular identification and characterization of the Arabidopsis delta 3,5, delta 2,4-dienoyl-coenzyme A isomerase, a peroxisomal enzyme participating in the ß-oxidation cycle of unsaturated fatty acids. Plant Physiol. 138, 1947-1956

Bogdawa H., Delessert S., and Poirier Y. 2005. Analysis of the contribution of the ß-oxidation auxiliary enzymes in the degradation of the dietary conjugated linoleic acid 9-cis-11-trans-octadecadienoic acid in the peroxisomes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1735, 204-213

Robert J., Marchesini S., Delessert S., and Poirier Y. 2005. Analysis of the ß-oxidation of trans unsaturated fatty acid in recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing a peroxisomal PHA synthase reveals the involvement of a reductase-dependent pathway. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1734, 169-177

Poirier Y. and Gruys K.J. 2005. Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates in transgenic plants. In Biotechnology of biopolymers ; from synthesis to patents . Eds A. Steinbüchel and Y. Doi , Wiley-VCH, Berlin, pp. 281-315



Rezzonico E., Moire L., Delessert S., and Poirier Y. 2004. Level of accumulation of epoxy fatty acid in Arabidopsis thaliana expressing a linoleate delta 12-epoxygenase is influenced by the availability of the substrate linoleic acid. Theor. Appl. Genet. 109, 1077-1082

Cora de Oliveira V., Maeda I., Delessert S., and Poirier Y. 2004. Increasing the carbon flux towards synthesis of short-chain-length-medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanaote in the peroxisome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae through the modification of the ß-oxidation cycle. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70, 5685-5687

Wang Y., Ribot C., Rezzonico E., and Poirier, Y. 2004. Structure and expression profile of the Arabidopsis PHO1 gene family indicates a broad role in inorganic phosphate homeostasis. Plant Physiol. 135, 400-411

Roth C., Menzel G., MacDonald-Comber Petétot J., and Poirier Y. 2004. Characterization of a protein of the plastid inner envelope having homology to animal inorganic phosphate, chloride and organic anion transporters. Planta 218, 406-416

Moire L., Rezzonico E., Goepfert S. and Poirier Y. 2004. Impact of unusual fatty acid synthesis on futile cycling through ß-oxidation and on gene expression in transgenic plants. Plant Physiol. 134, 432-442



Poirier Y. 2003. Biopolymers. In Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences; Genetics of Crop Improvement (B. Thomas, D. Murphy, B. Murray, eds). Acad Press, Londo, pp. 477-484

Marchesini S., Erard N., Glumoff T., Hiltunen J.K. and Poirier Y. 2003. Modification of the monomer composition of polyhydroxyalkanoate synthesized in Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing variants of the ß-oxidation multifunctional enzyme. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 69, 6495-6499

Marchesini,S. and Poirier Y. 2003. Futile cycling of intermediates of fatty acid biosynthesis towards peroxisomal ß-oxidation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biol. Chem. 278, 32596 - 32601

Moire L., Rezzonico E. and Poirier Y. 2003. Synthesis of novel biomaterials in plants. J. Plant Physiol.160, 831-839



Poirier Y. and Bucher M. 2002. Phosphate transport and homeostasis in Arabidopsis. In CR Somerville, EM Meyerowitz, eds, The Arabidopsis Book, American Society of Plant Biologists, Rockville, MD, doi/10.1199/tab.0024, http://www.aspb.org/publications/arabidopsis/

Hamburger D., Rezzonico E., MacDonald-Comber Petétot J., Somerville C. and Poirier Y. 2002. Identification and characterization of the Arabidopsois PHO1 gene involved in phosphate loading to the xylem. Plant Cell 14, 889-902

Rezzonico E., Moire L. and Poirier Y. 2002. Polymers of 3-hydroxyacids in plants. Phytochem. Rev., 1 : 87-92

Poirier Y., Erard N. and MacDonald-Comber Petétot J. 2002. Synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoate in the peroxisome of Pichia pastoris. FEMS Microbiol Lett., 207 : 97-102

Poirier Y, 2002. Polyhydroxyalkanaote synthesis in plant peroxisomes. In Plant peroxisomes. Eds A. Baker and I. Graham, Kluwer Acad Pub. Dordrecht, pp. 465-495

Poirier Y. 2002. Poylhydroxyalkanoate synthesis in plants as a tool for biotechnology and basic studies of lipid metabolism. Prog. Lipid Res. 41 : 131-155



Poirier Y. and Gruys K.J. 2001. Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates in transgenic plants. In Biopolymer Volume 3A . Eds Y. Doi and A. Steinbüchel, Wiley-VCH, Berlin, pp. 401-435

Poirier Y., Erard N. and MacDonald-Comber Petétot J. 2001. Synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoate in the peroxisome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by using intermediates of fatty acid ß-oxidation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67 : 5253-5260

Poirier, Y. 2001. Production of polyesters in transgenic plants. In Biopolyesters. Ed W. Babel and A. Steinbüchel, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp.209-240



Allenbach, L. and Poirier, Y. 2000. Analysis of the alternative pathways for the ß-oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids using transgenic plants synthesizing polyhydroxyalkanoates in peroxisomes. Plant Physiol 124: 1159-1168

Bohmert K., Balbo, I., Kopka, J., Mittendorf V., Nawrath C., Poirier, Y., Tischendorf G., Trethewey R.N., Willmitzer L. 2000. Transgenic Arabidopsis plants can accumulate polyhydroxybutyrate to up 4% of their fresh weight. Planta 211 : 841-845

Bongcam, V., MacDonald-Comber Petétot, J., Mittendorf, V., Robertson, E.J., Leech,R.M., Qin, Y.M., Hiltunen, J.K. and Poirier, Y. 2000. Importance of sequences adjacent to the terminal tripeptide in the import of a peroxisomal Candida tropicalis protein in plant peroxisomes. Planta, 211 : 150-157

Poirier, Y., Ventre, G. and Nawrath, C. 2000. High-frequency linkage of co-expressing T-DNA in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana transformed by vacuum-infiltration of Agrobacterium tumefaciens Theor. Appl. Genet. 100: 487-493



Poirier, Y., Ventre, G. and Caldelari, D. 1999. Increased flow of fatty acids towards ß-oxidation in developing seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana deficient in diacylglycerol acyltransferase activity or synthesizing medium-chain fatty acids. Plant Physiol.121: 1359-1366

Mittendorf, V., Bongcam, V., Allenbach, L., Coullerez, G., Martini, N. and Poirier, Y. 1999. Polyhydroxyalkanoate synthesis in transgenic plants as a new tool to study carbon flow through ß-oxidation. Plant Journal, 20: 45-55

Poirier, Y. 1999. Green chemistry yields a better plastics. Nat. Biotechnol., 17: 960-961

Bongcam, V. and Poirier, Y. 1999. Synthesis of bioplastics in plants. INFORM 10: 768-774

Poirier, Y. Production of new polymeric compounds in plants. 1999. Cur. Opin. Biotechnol., 10: 181-185



Bongcam, V., Caldelari, D. et Poirier, Y. 1998. De curieuses usines à plastique. Biofutur 184, 84-85

Mittendorf, V., Leech, R., Krüger, N., Steinbüchel, A. and Poirier, Y. 1998. Synthesis of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates in Arabidopsis using intermediates of fatty acid ß-oxidation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95: 13397-13402

Mittendorf, V., Krüger, N., Steinbüchel, A. and Poirier, Y. 1998. Biosynthesis of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates in transgenic Arabidopsis plants expressing the PhaC1 and PhaC2 synthases from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In The biochemical principles and mechanisms of biosynthesis and biodegradation of polymers. Ed. A. Steinbüchel, A., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, pp. 368-375

Poirier, Y and Nawrath, C. 1998. Transgenic plants for the synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates, a family of biodegradable thermoplastics and elastomers. In: Transgenic plant research, Ed. K. Lindsay, Harwood Acad. Pub. pp. 201-218



Nawrath, C. and Poirier, Y. 1997. Review on polyhydroxyalkanoate formation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. In: 1996 International Symposium on Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoates, Ed. Eggink, G, Steinbuchel, A., Poirier, Y. and Witholt, B., NRC Research Press, Ottawa, pp. 119-126



Poirier Y. Nawrath, C. and Somerville, C. 1995. Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates, a family of biodegradable plastics and elastomers, in bacteria and plants. Bio/technology 13: 143-150

Nawrath, C. Poirier, Y. and Somerville, C. 1995. Plant polymers for biodegradable plastics: cellulose, starch and polyhydroxyalkanoates. Molecular Breeding. 1:105-122

Poirier, Y., Schechtman, L. A., Satkowski, M. M., Noda, I. and Somerville, C. 1995. Synthesis of high molecular weight poly([R]-(-)-3-hydroxybutyrate) in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plant cells. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 17:7-12



Nawrath, C., Poirier, Y. and Somerville, C. 1994. Targeting of the polyhydroxybutyrate biosynthetic pathway to the plastids of Arabidopsis thaliana results in high levels of polymer accumulation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.91: 12760-12764

Nawrath, C., Poirier, Y. and Somerville, C. 1994. Plastid targeting of the enzymes required for the production of polyhydroxybutyrate in higher plants. In: Biodegradable Plastics and Polymers. Eds, Doi, Y. and Fukuda, K., Elsivier Science B.V., Amserdam, pp. 136-149



Poirier, Y., Dennis, D. E., Nawrath, C. and Somerville, C. 1993. Progress toward biologically produced biodegradable thermoplastics. Advanced Materials 5:30-37



Poirier, Y., Dennis, D. E., Klomparens, K. and Somerville, C. 1992. Polyhydroxybutyrate, a biodegradable thermoplastic, produced in transgenic plants. Science 256:520-523

Poirier, Y., Dennis, D. E., Klomparens, K., Nawrath, C. and Somerville, C. 1992. Perspectives on the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates in plants. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 103:237-246



Poirier, Y., Thoma, S., Somerville, C. and Schiefelbein, J. 1991. A mutant of Arabidopsis deficient in xylem loading of phosphate. Plant Physiol. 97:1087-1093



Poirier, Y. and Jolicoeur, P. 1989. Distinct helper virus requirements for Abelson murine leukemia virus-induced pre-B and T-cell lymphomas. J. Virol. 63:2088-2098



Poirier, Y., Kozak, C. and Jolicoeur, P. 1988. Identification of a common provirus integration site in Abelson murine leukemia virus-induced lymphoma DNA. J. Virol. 62:3985-3992



Savard,P.,DesGroseillers, L., Rassart, E., Poirier, Y. and Jolicoeur, P. 1987. Important role of the long terminal repeat of the helper Moloney murine leukemia virus in Abelson virus-induced lymphoma. J. Virol. 61:3266-3275



Chackalaparampil, I., Banerjee, D., Poirier, Y. and Mukherjee, B. B. 1985. Altered processing of a major secreted phosphoprotein correlates with tumorigenicity in Rous sarcoma virus-transformed mammalian cell. J. Virol. 53:841-850


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