Bio-inorganic Chemistry

Bioinorganic Chemistry and Redox Homeostasis

Our website :
Metals in Biology and Redox Homeostasis
A new name for our research group: METROX

CONGRATULATIONS to our former PhD students:

Jean Bouvet for his selection to the MBA « collège des ingénieurs » (jan. 2024)
Paul Demay-Drouhard, who was appointed as a CNRS researcher (section 12, ICOA Orléans) in 2023
Martha Zoumpoulaki for her selection to the MBA « collège des ingénieurs » (oct. 2021) and her recruitment at Air Liquide in 2023.
Koudedja Coulibaly, who was recruited by Air Liquide in 2021
Emilie Mathieu, who was appointed as a CNRS researcher (section 16, LCC Toulouse) in 2021
Sarah Hostachy, who was appointed as a CEAEA researcher (LCBM, Grenoble) in 2020

Our personal webpages and resumes:
Alice Balfourier (ORCID: 0000-0002-4801-1388)
Hélène Bertrand (ORCID: 0000-0002-3841-022X)
Nicolas Delsuc (ORCID: 0000-0001-5570-8311)
Clotilde Policar (ORCID: 0000-0003-0255-1650)
Christine Rampon (ORCID: 0000-0002-1444-3166)
Michel Volovitch (ORCID: 0000-0002-7488-764X)
Sophie Vriz

Some news about our work:
About our work and equity in science (in French):

Publications of the group:
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Piezoelectric and microfluidic tuning of an infrared cavity for vibrational polariton studies Article de journal

Wei Wang; Jaime de la Fuente Diez; Nicolas Delsuc; Juan Peng; Riccardo Spezia; Rodolphe Vuilleumier; Yong Chen

Lab Chip, p. -, 2024.

Cellular evaluation of superoxide dismutase mimics as catalytic drugs: Challenges and opportunities Article de journal

Gabrielle Schanne; Sylvie Demignot; Clotilde Policar; Nicolas Delsuc

Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 514 , p. 215906, 2024, ISSN: 0010-8545.

Metal complexes in cells: from design of catalytic antioxidants to imaging metal ions and designing metal-based probes in X-ray fluorescence and IR-imaging, a multidisciplinary collaborative journey in bioinorganic chemistry and inorganic chemical biology Article de journal

Clotilde Policar; Nicolas Delsuc; Hél`ene Charlotte Bertrand

Comptes Rendus. Chimie, 2024, (Online first).


Ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes as emerging photosensitisers for antibacterial photodynamic therapy Article de journal

Ng Xiao Ying; Fong Kar Wai; Kiew Lik Voon; Katrina Chung Pooi Yin; Liew Yun Khoon; Nicolas Delsuc; Mohd Zulkefeli; Low May Lee

Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, p. 112425, 2023, ISSN: 0162-0134.

TMED10 mediates the loading of neosynthesised Sonic Hedgehog in COPII vesicles for efficient secretion and signalling Article de journal

Yonis Bare; Tamás Matusek; Sophie Vriz; Maika S Deffieu; Pascal P Thérond; Raphael Gaudin

Cellular and molecular life sciences: CMLS, 80 (9), p. 266, 2023, ISSN: 1420-9071.

Hydrogen Peroxide Signaling in Physiology and Pathology Article de journal

Christine Rampon; Sophie Vriz

Antioxidants, 12 (3), p. 661, 2023, ISSN: 2076-3921, (Number: 3 Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute).


An early Shh-H2O2 reciprocal regulatory interaction controls the regenerative program during zebrafish fin regeneration Article de journal

Marion Thauvin; Rodolphe Matias de Sousa; Marine Alves; Michel Volovitch; Sophie Vriz; Christine Rampon

Journal of Cell Science, 135 (6), p. jcs259664, 2022, ISSN: 1477-9137.

Assessment of iron nanoparticle distribution in mouse models using ultrashort-echo-time MRI Article de journal

Andreas Boss; Laura Heeb; Divya Vats; Fabian H L Starsich; Alice Balfourier; Inge K Herrmann; Anurag Gupta

NMR in Biomedicine, p. e4690, 2022, ISSN: 1099-1492.

Multiscale Multimodal Investigation of the Intratissural Biodistribution of Iron Nanotherapeutics with Single Cell Resolution Reveals Co-Localization with Endogenous Iron in Splenic Macrophages Article de journal

Alice Balfourier; Elena Tsolaki; Laura Heeb; Fabian HL Starsich; Daniel Klose; Andreas Boss; Anurag Gupta; Alexander Gogos; Inge K Herrmann

Small Methods, p. 2201061, 2022.

Importance of Metal Biotransformation in Cell Response to Metallic Nanoparticles: A Transcriptomic Meta-analysis Study Article de journal

Alice Balfourier; Anne-Pia Marty; Florence Gazeau

ACS Nanoscience Au, p. acsnanoscienceau.2c00035, 2022, ISSN: 2694-2496, 2694-2496.

Fate and biological impact of persistent luminescence nanoparticles after injection in mice: a one-year follow-up Article de journal

Thomas Lécuyer; Johanne Seguin; Alice Balfourier; Marine Delagrange; Pierre Burckel; René Lai-Kuen; Virginie Mignon; Bertrand Ducos; Michael Tharaud; Bruno Saubaméa; Daniel Scherman; Nathalie Mignet; Florence Gazeau; Cyrille Richard

Nanoscale, p. 10.1039.D2NR03546D, 2022, ISSN: 2040-3364, 2040-3372.

Improvement of Peptidyl Copper Complexes Mimicking Catalase: A Subtle Balance between Thermodynamic Stability and Resistance towards H2O2 Degradation Article de journal

Yaqine Ben Hadj Hammouda; Koudedja Coulibaly; Alimatou Bathily; Magdalene Teoh Sook Han; Clotilde Policar; Nicolas Delsuc

Molecules, 27 (17), 2022, ISSN: 1420-3049.

Deciphering the Metal Speciation in Low-Molecular-Weight Complexes by IMS-MS: Application to the Detection of Manganese Superoxide Dismutase Mimics in Cell Lysates Article de journal

Martha Zoumpoulaki; Gabrielle Schanne; Nicolas Delsuc; Hugues Preud'homme; Elodie Quévrain; Nicolas Eskenazi; Géraldine Gazzah; Regis Guillot; Philippe Seksik; Joelle Vinh; Ryszard Lobinski; Clotilde Policar

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, n/a (n/a), p. e202203066, 2022.

Inertness of Superoxide Dismutase Mimics Mn(II) Complexes Based on an Open-Chain Ligand, Bioactivity, and Detection in Intestinal Epithelial Cells Article de journal

Gabrielle Schanne; Martha Zoumpoulaki; Géraldine Gazzah; Amandine Vincent; Hugues Preud’homme; Ryszard Lobinski; Sylvie Demignot; Philippe Seksik; Nicolas Delsuc; Clotilde Policar

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2022 , p. e3858122, 2022, ISSN: 1942-0900, (Publisher: Hindawi).

Cellular Detection of a Mitochondria Targeted Brominated Vinyl Triphenylamine Optical Probe (TP−Br) by X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy Article de journal

Sounderya Nagarajan; Florent Poyer; Laura Fourmois; Delphine Naud-Martin; Kadda Medjoubi; Andrea Somogyi; Gabrielle Schanne; Lucas Henry; Nicolas Delsuc; Clotilde Policar; Helene C Bertrand; Florence Mahuteau-Betzer

Chemistry – A European Journal, 28 (15), p. e202104424, 2022.

SOD mimics: From the tool box of the chemists to cellular studies Article de journal

Clotilde Policar; Jean Bouvet; Hélène C Bertrand; Nicolas Delsuc

Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 67 , p. 102109, 2022, ISSN: 1367-5931.

Hypocrates is a genetically encoded fluorescent biosensor for (pseudo)hypohalous acids and their derivatives Article de journal

Alexander I Kostyuk; Maria-Armineh Tossounian; Anastasiya S Panova; Marion Thauvin; Roman I Raevskii; Daria Ezeriņa; Khadija Wahni; Inge Van Molle; Anastasia D Sergeeva; Didier Vertommen; Andrey Yu. Gorokhovatsky; Mikhail S Baranov; Sophie Vriz; Joris Messens; Dmitry S Bilan; Vsevolod V Belousov

Nature Communications, 13 , p. 171, 2022, ISSN: 2041-1723.

Fgf8 dynamics and critical slowing down may account for the temperature independence of somitogenesis Article de journal

Weiting Zhang; Pierluigi Scerbo; Marine Delagrange; Virginie Candat; Vanessa Mayr; Sophie Vriz; Martin Distel; Bertrand Ducos; David Bensimon

Communications Biology, 5 (1), p. 1–10, 2022, ISSN: 2399-3642, (Number: 1 Publisher: Nature Publishing Group).

Reciprocal Regulation of Shh Trafficking and H2O2 Levels via a Noncanonical BOC-Rac1 Pathway Article de journal

Marion Thauvin; Irène Amblard; Christine Rampon; Aurélien Mourton; Isabelle Queguiner; Chenge Li; Arnaud Gautier; Alain Joliot; Michel Volovitch; Sophie Vriz

Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland), 11 (4), p. 718, 2022, ISSN: 2076-3921.

NADPH-Oxidase Derived Hydrogen Peroxide and Irs2b Facilitate Re-oxygenation-Induced Catch-Up Growth in Zebrafish Embryo Article de journal

Ayaka Zasu; Futa Hishima; Marion Thauvin; Yosuke Yoneyama; Yoichiro Kitani; Fumihiko Hakuno; Michel Volovitch; Shin-Ichiro Takahashi; Sophie Vriz; Christine Rampon; Hiroyasu Kamei

Frontiers in Endocrinology, 13 , 2022, ISSN: 1664-2392.


Tumor-Selective Immune-Active Mild Hyperthermia Associated with Chemotherapy in Colon Peritoneal Metastasis by Photoactivation of Fluorouracil–Gold Nanoparticle Complexes Article de journal

Vladimir Mulens-Arias; Alba Nicolás-Boluda; Amandine Pinto; Alice Balfourier; Florent Carn; Amanda K A Silva; Marc Pocard; Florence Gazeau

ACS Nano, 15 (2), p. 3330–3348, 2021, ISSN: 1936-0851, 1936-086X.

Orthogonal fluorescent chemogenetic reporters for multicolor imaging Article de journal

Alison G Tebo; Benjamien Moeyaert; Marion Thauvin; Irene Carlon-Andres; Dorothea Böken; Michel Volovitch; Sergi Padilla-Parra; Peter Dedecker; Sophie Vriz; Arnaud Gautier

Nature Chemical Biology, 17 (1), p. 30–38, 2021, ISSN: 1552-4469.

Versatile On-Demand Fluorescent Labeling of Fusion Proteins Using Fluorescence-Activating and Absorption-Shifting Tag (FAST) Livre

Arnaud Gautier; Ludovic Jullien; Chenge Li; Marie-Aude Plamont; Alison G Tebo; Marion Thauvin; Michel Volovitch; Sophie Vriz

Springer US, New York, NY, 2021, ISBN: 978-1-07-161593-5.

Rhenium carbonyl complexes bearing methylated triphenylphosphonium cations as antibody-free mitochondria trackers for X-ray fluorescence imaging Article de journal

Gabrielle Schanne; Lucas Henry; How Chee Ong; Andrea Somogyi; Kadda Medjoubi; Nicolas Delsuc; Clotilde Policar; Felipe García; Helene C Bertrand

Inorg. Chem. Front., 8 , p. 3905-3915, 2021.

Evaluation of the compounds commonly known as superoxide dismutase and catalase mimics in cellular models Article de journal

Amandine Vincent; Marion Thauvin; Elodie Quévrain; Emilie Mathieu; Sarah Layani; Philippe Seksik; Ines Batinic-Haberle; Sophie Vriz; Clotilde Policar; Nicolas Delsuc

Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, p. 111431, 2021, ISSN: 0162-0134.

A di-Copper Peptidyl Complex Mimics the Activity of Catalase, a Key Antioxidant Metalloenzyme Article de journal

Koudedja Coulibaly; Marion Thauvin; Adyn Melenbacher; Clara Testard; Evangelina Trigoni; Amandine Vincent; Martin J Stillman; Sophie Vriz; Clotilde Policar; Nicolas Delsuc

Inorganic Chemistry, 60 (13), p. 9309-9319, 2021.


A Far-Red Emitting Fluorescent Chemogenetic Reporter for In Vivo Molecular Imaging Article de journal

Chenge Li; Alison G Tebo; Marion Thauvin; Marie-Aude Plamont; Michel Volovitch; Xavier Morin; Sophie Vriz; Arnaud Gautier

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59 (41), p. 17917–17923, 2020, ISSN: 1521-3773, (_eprint:

Differentiation of neural-type cells on multi-scale ordered collagen-silica bionanocomposites Article de journal

Nicolas Debons; Dounia Dems; Christophe Hélary; Sylvain Le Grill; Lise Picaut; Flore Renaud; Nicolas Delsuc; Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein; Thibaud Coradin; Carole Aimé

Biomater. Sci., 8 , p. 569-576, 2020.

Extracellular Pax6 Regulates Tangential Cajal–Retzius Cell Migration in the Developing Mouse Neocortex Article de journal

H Kaddour; E Coppola; A A Di Nardo; C Le Poupon; P Mailly; A Wizenmann; M Volovitch; A Prochiantz; A Pierani

Cerebral Cortex, 30 (2), p. 465–475, 2020, ISSN: 1047-3211.

Recent Emergence of Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl Complexes as Photosensitisers for Cancer Therapy Article de journal

Hui Shan Liew; Chun-Wai Mai; Mohd Zulkefeli; Thiagarajan Madheswaran; Lik Voon Kiew; Nicolas Delsuc; May Lee Low

Molecules, 25 (18), 2020, ISSN: 1420-3049.

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