James S. Dhaliwal, Cristina Panozzo, Lionel Benard, William Zerges. « An RNA granule for translation quality control in Saccharomyces cerevisiae ». J Cell Sci (2022) 135 (23): jcs260388.


Herbert, Christopher J., Sylvie Labarre-Mariotte, David Cornu, Cyrielle Sophie, Cristina Panozzo, Thomas Michel, Geneviève Dujardin, and Nathalie Bonnefoy. “Translational Activators and Mitoribosomal Isoforms Cooperate to Mediate mRNA-Specific Translation in Schizosaccharomyces Pombe Mitochondria.” Nucleic Acids Research (2021) October, gkab789.


Navickas A, Chamois S, Saint-Fort R, Henri J, Torchet C, Benard L (2020) No-Go Decay mRNA cleavage in the ribosome exit tunnel produces 5′-OH ends phosphorylated by Trl1. Nature communications 11: 122.

Gilet J, Conte R, Torchet C, Benard L, Lafontaine I. Additional layer of regulation via convergent gene orientation in yeasts. Molecular Biology and Evolution, Volume 37, Issue 2, February 2020, Pages 365–378


Albertas Navickas, Sébastien Chamois, Rénette Saint-Fort, Julien Henri, Claire Torchet, Lionel Benard (2018) A unique No-Go Decay cleavage in mRNA exit-tunnel of ribosome produces 5’-OH ends phosphorylated by Rlg1. Pre-print in BioRxiv


Sevaille L, Gavara L, Bebrone C, De Luca F, Nauton L, Achard M, Mercuri P, Tanfoni S, Borgianni L, Guyon C, Lonjon P, Turan-Zitouni G, Dzieciolowski J, Becker K, Benard L, Condon C, Maillard L, Martinez J, Frere JM, Dideberg O, Galleni M, Docquier JD, Hernandez JF (2017) 1,2,4-Triazole-3-thione Compounds as Inhibitors of Dizinc Metallo-beta-lactamases. ChemMedChem 12: 972-985.


Sinturel, F., Navickas, A., Wery, M., Descrimes, M., Morillon, A., Torchet, C. and Benard, L. (2015). Cytoplasmic control of sense-antisense messenger RNA pairs.  Cell Reports. Vol.12, Issue 11, Pages 1853-1864.


Mota, S., Vieira, N., Barbosa, S., Delaveau, T., Torchet, C., Le Saux, A., Garcia, M., Pereira, A., Lemoine, S., Coulpier, F., Darzacq, X., Benard, L., Casal, M., Devaux, F. and Paiva, S. (2014). Role of the DHH1 Gene in the Regulation of Monocarboxylic Acids Transporters Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 3;9(11).

Delan-Forino C, Deforges J, Benard L, Sargueil B, Maurel MC, Torchet C. (2014) Structural Analyses of Avocado sunblotch viroid Reveal Differences in the Folding of Plus and Minus RNA Strands. Viruses. Jan 29;6(2):489-506. doi: 10.3390/v6020489.


Sinturel,  F.,  Bréchemier-Baey, D., Kiledjian, M., Condon C. and  L., Bénard, (2012) Activation of 5′-3′ exoribonuclease Xrn1 by co-factor Dcs1 is essential for mitochondrial function in yeast. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 109(21):8264-9.


Delan-Forino C., Maurel M-C., Torchet C. (2011). Replication of avocado sunblotch viroid in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Virol. 85:3229-38.


Mathy, N.,  Hébert, A., Mervelet, P., Bénard, L., Dorléans, P., Li de la Sierra-Gallay, I., Noirot, P., Putzer, H., and C. Condon. (2010) B. subtilis ribonucleases J1 and J2 form a complex  with altered enzyme behaviour. Mol Microbiology, 75:489-498.


Li Y.L., Vergne J., Torchet C., Maurel M.C. (2009). In vitro selection of adenine-dependent ribozyme against Tpl2/Cot oncogene. FEBS J. 276(1):303-14

Sinturel F, Pellegrini O, Xiang S, Tong L, Condon C and Bénard L. (2009) Real-time fluorescence detection of exoribonucleases. RNA. 2009 Sep 18, 2057-2062.

Daou-Chabo, R., Mathy, N., Bénard, L. & Condon, C. (2009). Ribosomes initiating translation of the hbs mRNA protect it from 5’-to-3’ exoribonucleolytic degradation by RNase J1. Mol Microbiology 71, 1538-1550.


Condon C., Pellegrini O., Mathy N., Bénard L., Redko Y., Oussenko IA., Deikus G.,  and Bechhofer, D.H. (2008) Assay of Bacillus subtilis ribonucleases in vitro. Methods in Enzymology 447, 277-308

Pellegrini O, Mathy N, Condon C, and Bénard, L. (2008) In vitro assays of 5’ to 3′-exoribonuclease activity. Methods in Enzymology 448, 167-183


Mathy*, N., Bénard*, L., Pellegrini, O., Daou, R., Wen, T. & Condon, C. (2007). 5’-to-3’ exoribonuclease activity in bacteria : role of RNase J1 in rRNA maturation and 5’ stability of mRNA. Cell 129, 681-692. * Co-first authors.

Torchet C., Maurel M.C. (2007). RNAs in extreme environments. Chem Biodivers. 4:1957-1971.

Li Y.L., Torchet C., Vergne J., Maurel M.C. (2007). A cis and trans adenine-dependent hairpin ribozyme against Tpl-2 target. Biochimie. 89:1257-1263.


Todeschini, A. L., Condon, C., and Benard, L. (2006). Sodium-induced GCN4 expression controls the accumulation of the 5′ to 3′ RNA degradation inhibitor, 3′-phosphoadenosine 5′-phosphate. J Biol Chem 281, 3276-3282.


Milligan L., Torchet C., Allmang C., Shipman T., Tollervey D. (2005). A nuclear surveillance pathway for mRNAs with defective polyadenylation, Mol Cell Biol. 25:9996-10004.

Torchet C., Badis G., Devaux F., Costanzo G., Werner M., Jacquier A. (2005). The complete set of H/ACA snoRNAs that guide rRNA pseudouridylations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Rna. 11:928-938.


Bénard, L. “ Inhibition of 5′ to 3′ mRNA degradation under stress conditions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: from GCN4 to MET16 ”. RNA (2004), 10:458-468.


Ganem C., Devaux F., Torchet C., Jacq C., Quevillon-Cheruel S., Labesse G., Facca C., Faye G. (2003). Ssu72 is a phosphatase essential for transcription termination of snoRNAs and specific mRNAs in yeast. Embo J. 22:1588-1598.


Morillon, A ., Bénard, L., Springer, M., and P. Lesage. “ Differential effects of chromatin and Gcn4 on the 50-fold range of expression among individual yeast Ty1 retrotransposons ”.Mol. Cell. Biol., (2002), Apr;22(7):2078-88.

Torchet C., Bousquet-Antonelli C., Milligan L., Thompson E., Kufel J., Tollervey D. (2002). Processing of 3′-extended read-through transcripts by the exosome can generate functional mRNAs. Mol Cell. 9:1285-1296.

Torchet C., Hermann-Le Denmat S. (2002). High dosage of the small nucleolar RNA snR10 specifically suppresses defects of a yeast rrp5 mutant. Mol Genet Genomics. 268:70-80.


Serganov, A., Bénard, L., Portier, C., Ennifar, E., Garber, M., Ehresmann, B. et C. Ehresmann.“ Role of conserved nucleotides in building the 16 S rRNA binding site for ribosomal protein S15 ”.J. Mol. Biol., (2001), Jan. 26;305(4):785-803.


Torchet C., Hermann-Le Denmat S. (2000). Bypassing the rRNA processing endonucleolytic cleavage at site A2 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Rna. 6 :1498-1508.


Bénard, L., Carroll, K., Valle, RC., Masison, DC., and R.B. Wickner. (1999) “ The ski7 antiviral protein is an EF1-alpha homolog that blocks expression of non-Poly(A) mRNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae ”. J. Virol. , Apr;73(4):2893-900.

Bénard, L., Edskes, H., Ribas, J. C. & Wickner, R. B. (1999) Yeast RNA viruses. In : Encyclopedia of virology, 2nd Edition.


Bénard, L., Carroll K., Valle, R., and R.B. Wickner. (1998) “ Ski6p, a new homolog of RNA processing enzymes affects translation of non-poly(A) mRNAs and 60S ribosomal subunit biogenesis ” 19 Mol. Cell. Biol. , Vol 18, pp. 2688-2696.

Bénard, L., Mathy, N., Grunberg-Manago, M., Ehresmann, B., Ehresmann, C. and C. Portier. (1998) “ Identification in a pseudoknot of a U.G motif essential for the regulation of the expression of ribosomal protein S15 ” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA, , 95(5), pp. 2564-2567.

Torchet C., Jacq C., Hermann-Le Denmat S. (1998). Two mutant forms of the S1/TPR-containing protein Rrp5p affect the 18S rRNA synthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Rna. 4 :1636-1652.


Bénard, L., Philippe, C., Ehresmann, B., Ehresmann, C. and C. Portier. “ Pseudoknot and translation control in the expression of the S15 ribosomal protein ” Biochimie (1996) 78, pp. 568-576.


Philippe, C., Bénard, L., Portier, C., Westhof, E., Ehresmann, B. and C. Ehresmann. “ Mutational analysis of the pseudoknot structure of the S15 translational operator from E. coli ”.Nucleic Acids Research (1995), Vol 23(1), pp. 18-28.

Ehresmann, C., Philippe, C., Westhof, E., Bénard, L., Portier, C.,  and B. Ehresmann. “ A pseudoknot structure is required for efficient initiation and regulation of the E. coli rpsO mRNA coding for ribosomal protein S15. Biochem. Cell. Biol. (1995) 73:1131-1140.


Bénard, L., Philippe, C., Dondon, L., Grunberg-Manago, M., Ehresmann, B., Ehresmann, C. and C. Portier. “ Mutational analysis of the pseudoknot structure of the S15 translational operator from E. coli ”.Molecular Microbiology (1994), Vol 14(1), pp 31-40.

Philippe, C., Bénard, L., Eyermann, F., Cachia, C., Portier, C., Ehresmann, B. ,and C. Ehresmann. “ Structural element of rpsO mRNA involved in the modulation of translational initiation and regulation of E. coli ribosomal protein S15 ”.Nucleic Acids Research (1994), Vol 22(13), pp 2538-2546.


Philippe, C., Eyermann, F., Bénard, L., Portier, C., Ehresmann, B. and C. Ehresmann. “ Ribosomal protein S15 from E. coli modulates its own translation by trapping the ribosome on the mRNA initiation loading site ”.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA (1993), Vol 90, pp 4394-4398.