A. Saiardi, C. Azevedo, Y. Desfougères, P. Portela-Torres, M.S.C. Wilson (2017) Microbial inositol polyphosphate metabolic pathway as drug development target. Adv. Biol. Regul., S2212-4926: 30154-30159.

Y. Desfougères*, J-M. Poitou, H. Wróblewski, & L. Béven (2016) An improved non-denaturing method for the purification of spiralin, the main membrane lipoprotein of the pathogenic bacteria Spiroplasma melliferum. J. Chrom. B, 1036-1037:149-156. * corresponding author

Y. Desfougères, R. Gerasimaite, H.J. Jessen, & A. Mayer (2016) Vtc5, a novel subunit of the vacuolar transporter chaperone complex, regulates polyphosphate synthesis and phosphate homeostasis in yeast. J. Biol. Chem., 291: 22262-22275.

Y. Desfougères*, S. Vavassori*, M. Rompf, R. Gerasimaite, & A. Mayer (2016) Organelle acidification negatively regulates vacuole membrane fusion in vivo. Sci. Rep., 6: 29045. * equal contribution

Y. Desfougères, H. Neumann, & A. Mayer (2016) Organelle size control – increasing vacuole content activates SNAREs to augment organelle colume through homotypic fusion. J. Cell Sci., 129: 2817-2828.

Y. Desfougères, M. D’Agostino, A. Mayer (2015) A modular tethering complex for endosomal recycling. Nat. Cell Biol., 17:540-541. ArticleAbstract

M. Pieren, Y. Desfougères, L. Michaillat, A. Schmidt, & A. Mayer (2015) Vacuolar SNARE transmembrane domains serve as non-specific membrane anchors with unequal roles in lipid mixing. J. Biol. Chem., 290:12821-12832. Article.

R. Gerasimaite, S. Sharma, Y. Desfougères, A. Schmidt, & A. Mayer (2014) Coupled synthesis and translocation restrains polyphosphate to acidocalcisome-like vacuoles and prevents its toxicity. J. Cell Sci., 127: 5093-50104. Article

Y. Desfougères*, A. Saint-Jalmes, A. Salonen, V. Vié, S. Beaufils, S. Pezennec, B. Desbat, V. Lechevalier, & F. Nau (2011) Strong improvement of interfacial properties can result from slight structural modifications of proteins: the case of native and dry-heated lysozyme. Langmuir, 27: 14947-14957. ArticleAbstract, * corresponding author

Y. Desfougères*, J. Jardin, V. Lechevalier, S. Pezennec, & F. Nau (2011) Succinimidyl residue formation in hen egg-white lysozyme favors the formation of intermolecular covalent bonds without affecting its tertiary structure. Biomacromolecules, 12: 156-166. ArticleAbstract, * corresponding author

Y. Desfougères, T. Croguennec, V. Lechevalier, S. Bouhallab, & F. Nau (2010) Charge and size drive spontaneous self-assembly of oppositely charged globular proteins into microspheres. J. Phys. Chem. B, 114: 4138-4144. ArticleAbstract

Y. Desfougères*, V. Lechevalier, S. Pezennec, F. Artzner, & F. Nau (2008) Dry-heating makes hen egg-white lysozyme an efficient foaming agent and enables its bulk aggregation. J. Agric. Food Chem., 56: 5120-5128. ArticleAbstract, * corresponding author


Book chapter:

V. Lechevalier, T. Croguennec, M. Anton, & Y. Desfougères (2010) L’oeuf, ingrédient alimentaire. In Science et technologie de l’oeuf. Tec & Doc Lavoisier (Eds), Paris, Vol.2: pp349-469.


Oral & poster presentations:

Y. Desfougères, V. Lechevalier, S. Pezennec, F. Artzner, S. Beaufils, A. Renault, & F. Nau. Agrégation en solution du lysozyme dénaturé par traitement thermique à sec (Poster). 3èmes Rencontres Biologie-Physique du Grand Ouest, Batz-sur-Mer, France, 27-28 juin 2007.

Y. Desfougères, V. Lechevalier, S. Pezennec, S. Beaufils, A. Renault, & F. Nau. Structural to functional properties of lysozyme heated at 80°C in the dry state (Poster). 12th Food Colloids, Le Mans, France, 6-9 April 2008.

V. Lechevalier, Y. Desfougères, A. Saint-Jalmes, A. Salonen, , S. Beaufils, S. Pezennec, & F. Nau. Dry-heat treatment of ovalbumin powder: interfacial and foaming properties of the different molecular species generated (Poster). 23rd conference of European Colloid and Interface Society, Antalya, Turquey, 2009.

Y. Desfougères, J. Jardin, V. Vié, V. Lechevalier, S. Pezennec, S. Beaufils, & F. Nau. Traitement thermique du lysozyme sous forme de poudre : conséquences sur la structure et le comportement à l’interface air-eau (Talk). 4èmes Rencontres Biologie-physique du Grand Ouest, Ile de Berder, France, 8-10 juin 2009.

Y. Desfougères, J. Jardin, V. Lechevalier, D. Mollé, & F. Nau. Succinimide formation in lysozyme by heating (80°C) in the dry state decreases protein stability but do not impact on secondary or tertiary structure (Poster). 34th FEBS congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 4-9 July 2009.

S. Pezennec, C. Le Floch-Fouéré, Y. Desfougères, V. Lechevalier, T. Croguennec, A. Renault, F. Nau, M. Pézolet, B. Desbat, & S. Beaufils. How the physicochemical and structural properties of globular proteins affect their behavior at the air-solution interface and their foaming properties (Talk + Proceedings). Biofoams 2011 Conference.

S. Pezennec, C. Le Floch-Fouéré, S. Bouhallab, Y. Desfougères, V. Lechevalier, T. Croguennec, A. Renault, A. Saint-jalmes, F. Nau, G. Paboeuf, V. Vié, & S. Beaufils. Striking associative properties of food proteins: a switch to control bulk properties of dispersed media. POLYMERIX, Rennes, France, 31st May-1st June 2012.

Y. Desfougères & A. Mayer. Polyphosphate accumulation controls the size of the yeast vacuole via SNARE activation (Talk). Club endocytose-exocytose, June 2012.

Y. Desfougères & A. Mayer. Polyphosphate accumulation controls the size of the yeast vacuole via SNARE activation (Poster). Club endocytose-exocytose, April 2013. Best poster prize!

Y. Desfougères & A. Mayer. A pool of metastable activated SNAREs mediates rapid, NSF-independent fusion to prevent organelle lysis. Club endocytose-exocytose, May 2015.

Y. Desfougères & A. Saiardi. Phosphate homeostasis and energy metabolism in Dictyostelium discoideum. UK Dicty meeting, 30th-31st March 2017.