Original research articles

    1. Vincent AT, Schiettekatte O, Goarant C, Kumari Neela V, Bernet E, Thibeaux R, Ismail N, Amran F, Masuzawa T, Nakao R, Amara Korba A, Bourhy P£, Veyrier FJ£, Picardeau M£*. Revisiting the taxonomy and evolution of pathogenicity of the genus Leptospira through the prism of genomics. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2019 May 23;13(5):e0007270. Selected for PLoS NTD press release.
    2. Habouria H, Pokharel P, Maris S, Garénaux A, Bessaiah H, Houle S, Veyrier FJ, Guyomard-Rabenirina S, Talarmin A, Dozois CM. Three new serine-protease autotransporters of Enterobacteriaceae (SPATEs) from extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli and combined role of SPATEs for cytotoxicity and colonization of the mouse kidney. Virulence. 2019 Dec;10(1):568-587.
    3. Sinha A, Nyongesa S, Viau C, Gruenheid S, Veyrier JF*, Le Moual H. Phosphoethanolamine lipopolysaccharide modifications negatively regulate outer membrane vesicle production in Citrobacter rodentium. Journal of bacteriology, 2019 Jan 22. pii: JB.00454-18.
    4. Vincent AT, Nyongesa S, Morneau I, , Reed MB, Tocheva EI, Veyrier FJ*. Evolution of mycobacterial cell envelope: a relict or newly adapted bacterium?. Front Microbiol, 2018, Oct 9;9:2341. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02341.
    5. Schiettekatte O, Vincent AT, Malosse C, Lechat P, Chamot-Rooke J, Veyrier FJ, Picardeau M & Bourhy P*. LE3 and LE4, the only known lytic phages infecting the spirochete Leptospira, form a novel group of viruses. Scientific Reports, (IF: 4.06) 2018, Aug 6;8(1):11781. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29983-6.
    1. Fisher F, Robbe-Saule M, Turlin E, Mancuso F, Michel V, Richaud P, Veyrier FJ, De Reuse H* and Vinella D. Characterization in pylori of a nickel transporter essential for colonization that was acquired during evolution by gastric Helicobacter species. PLOS Pathog, (IF: 8.06), 2016 Dec 6;12(12):e1006018.
    1. Taha MK, Veyrier FJ, Claus H, Lappann M,  Otto A, Becher D, Deghmane AE, Frosch M, Hellenbrand W, Hong E, Parent du Châtelet I, Prior K, Harmsen D, Vogel U. Evolutionary Events Associated with an Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease in Men Who Have Sex with Men. PLoS One (IF: 3.23), 2016 May 11;11(5):e0154047.
    1. Veyrier FJ*, Biais N, Morales P., Belkacem N, Guilhen C, Ranjeva S, Sismeiro O, Péhau-Arnaudet G, Rocha EP, Werts C, Taha MK, Boneca IG*. Common Cell Shape Evolution of Two Nasopharyngeal Pathogens.. PLoS Genetics (IF: 8.17), 2015 Jul 10;11(7):e1005338..
    1. Wang J, McIntosh F, Radomski N, Dewar K, Simeone R, Enninga J, Brosch R, Rocha EP, Veyrier FJ* & Behr MA*. Insights on the emergence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the analysis of Mycobacterium kansasii. Genome Biology and Evolution. (IF : 4.53) 2015 Feb 25;7(3):856-70.
    1. Veyrier FJ* & Cellier MF*. Metal economy in host-microbe interactions. Front Cell Infect Microbiol, (IF : 2.62), 2015 Jan 13;4:190.
    1. Ratet G, Veyrier FJ, Fanton d’Andon M, Kammerscheit X, Nicola MA, Picardeau M, Werts C*. Live imaging of bioluminescent Leptospira interrogans in mice reveals renal colonization as a stealth escape from the immune response and antibiotics. PLoS Negl Trop Dis . (IF : 4.49) 2014 Dec 4;8(12):e3359.
    1. Williams AH, Veyrier FJ, Bonis M, Michaud Y, Raynal B, Taha MK, Haouz A & Boneca IG*. Visualization of a substrate-induced catalytic triad of the Neisseria meningitidis peptidoglycan O-acetylesterase reveals mechanistic conservation in the SGNH esterase family member. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. (IF : 7.23), 2014 Oct;70(Pt 10):2631-9.
    1. Hansen JM, Golchin SA, Veyrier FJ, Domenech P, Boneca IG, Azad AK, Rajaram MVS, Schlesinger LS, Divangahi M, Reed MB & Behr MA*. N-glycolylated peptidoglycan contributes to the immunogenicity but not pathogenicity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Infect Dis, (IF : 5.78), 2014 Apr 1;209(7):1045-54.
    1. Radomski N, Roguet A, Lucas FS, Veyrier FJ, Cambau E, Accrombessi H, Moilleron R, Behr MA & Moulin L*. atpE gene as a new useful specific molecular target to quantify Mycobacterium in environmental samples. BMC microbiology, (IF : 2.98), 2013, Dec 3;13:277.
    1. Veyrier FJ, Ecobichon C, Boneca IG*. Draft Genome Sequence of Helicobacter pylori X47-2AL. Genome announc, 2013, Dec 19;1(6). pii: e01095-13.
    1. Veyrier FJ*, Hong E, Deghmane AE, Taha MK*. Draft Genome Sequence of a Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup C Isolate of Sequence Type 11 Linked to an Outbreak among Men Who Have Sex with Men. Genome announc, 2013, Oct 3;1(5). pii: e00795-13.
    1. Veyrier FJ*, Williams A, Mesnage S, Schmitt C, Taha MK & Boneca IG*. De-O-acetylation of peptidoglycan regulates glycan chain extension and affects in vivo survival of Neisseria meningitidis. Mol Microbiol, (IF : 5.03), 2013, Mar;87(5):1100-12.
    1. Hong E, Hedberg ST, Abad R, Fazio C, Enríquez R, Deghmane AE, Jolley KA, Stefanelli P, Unemo M, Vazquez J, Veyrier FJ & Taha MK*. Target gene (gyrA, parC and parE) sequencing to define the susceptibility of Neisseria meningitidis to ciprofloxacin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, (IF : 4.45) 2013, Apr;57(4):1961-4.
    1. Veyrier FJ*, Boneca IG, Cellier MF & Taha Manganese export, via a new family of metallo-transporters, is positively selected to regulate the Mn/Fe intracellular ratio in N. meningitidis. PLOS Pathog, (IF : 8.06) 2011, 7:e1002261
    1. Veyrier F, Pletzer D, Turenne C & Behr MA*. Phylogenetic detection of horizontal gene transfer during the step-wise genesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. BMC Evol Biol, (IF : 3.41) 2009, 9:196[1]
    1. Coulombe F, Divangahi M, Veyrier FJ, de Léséleuc L, Gleason J, Yang Y, Kelliher MA, Pandey AK, Sassetti CM, Reed MB & Behr MA*. Increased NOD2-mediated recognition of N-glycolyl muramyl dipetide. J Exp Med, (IF : 13.91), 2009, 206:1709-16
    1. Divangahi M, Coulombe F, Mostowy S, Kosak R, Veyrier F, Guillot L, Reed MB, Gleason J, Kobayashi KS, Flavell RA, Gros P & Behr MA*. NOD2-deficient mice have impaired resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection through defective innate and adaptive immunity. J Immunol, (IF : 5.36), 2008, 181:7157-65
    1. Veyrier F, Said-Salim B & Berh MA*. Evolution of the mycobacterial SigK regulon. J Bacteriol, (IF : 2.69), 2008, 190:1891-9
    1. Chaloupka R, Courville P, Veyrier F, Knudsen B, Tompkins TA & Cellier MF*. Identification of essential amino acids in the Nramp family by a combination of evolutionary analysis and biophysical studies of metal and proton co-transport in vivo. Biochemistry, (IF : 3.19), 2005, 44:726-33
  1. Courville P, Chaloupka R, Veyrier F & Cellier MF*. Determination of transmembrane topology of the Escherichia coli natural resistance-associated macrophage protein (Nramp) ortholog. J Biol Chem, (IF : 4.60), 2004, 279:3318-26



  1. Chen NH, Djoko KY, Veyrier FJ, McEwan AG. Formaldehyde Stress Responses in Bacterial Pathogens. Front Microbiol. 2016 Mar 3;7:257.
  2. Guilhen C, Taha MK & Veyrier FJ*. Role of transition metal exporters in virulence: the example of Neisseria meningitidis. Front Cell Infect Microbiol, (IF : 2.62), 2013, 10.3389/fcimb.2013.00102
  3. Veyrier FJ, Dufort A & Behr MA*. The rise and fall of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Trends Microbiol, (IF : 9.81), 2011, 19:156-61


Book chapters

  1. Wheeler R, Veyrier FJ, Werts C, Boneca IG*. Peptidoglycan and Nod receptors. Glycoscience: Biology and Medicine, Springer

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