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Publications and Book Chapters

Accepted / In press

(10) Figon, F., Deravi, L. F., & Casas, J. (Accepted) Barriers and promises of the developing pigment organelle field. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

(9) Figon, F., & Casas, J. (In press) The integrative biology of pigment organelles, a quantum chemical approach. Integrative and Comparative Biology. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icab045

2021

(8) Figon, F., Casas, J., Ciofini, I. & Adamo, C. (2021) Electronic coupling in the reduced state lies at the origin of color changes of ommochromes. Dyes and Pigments. 185, 108661. DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.108661 [PDF]
  More information here.

(7) Figon, F., Baldwin, I. T. & Gaquerel, E. (2021) Ethylene is a local modulator of jasmonate-dependent phenolamide accumulation during Manduca sexta herbivory in Nicotiana attenuata. Plant, Cell and Environment. 44(3), 964–981. DOI: 10.1111/pce.13955 [PDF]

2020

(6) Figon, F., Munsch, T., Croix, C., Viaud-Massuard, M.-C., Lanoue, A. & Casas, J. (2020) Uncyclized xanthommatin is a key ommochrome intermediate in invertebrate coloration. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 124, 103403. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2020.103403 [PDF]
  More information here.

2019

(5) Figon, F. & Casas, J. (2019) Ommochromes in invertebrates: biochemistry and cell biology. Biological Reviews94, 156–183. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12441 [PDF]

2018

(4) Figon, F. & Casas, J. (2018) Morphological and Physiological Colour Changes in the Animal Kingdom. In eLS, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (Ed.). DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0028065 [PDF]

(3) Ripoll, L., Heiligenstein, X., Hurbain, I., Domingues, L., Figon, F., Petersen, K. J., Dennis, M. K., Houdusse, A., Marks, M. S., Raposo, G. & Delevoye, C. (2018) Myosin VI and branched actin filaments mediate membrane constriction and fission of melanosomal tubule carriers. The Journal of Cell Biology217(8), 2709–2726. DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201709055 [PDF]

(2) Ripoll, L., Figon, F. & Delevoye, C. (2018) Mécanismes inter- et intracellulaires contrôlant la pigmentation des mélanocytes de la peau. In Biologie cutanée CoBIP: fonctions normales et pathologiques de la barrière cutanée (ed: M Haftek); Lyon, France: Matrix; Pages 4-28.

2013

(1) Llandres, A. L., Figon, F., Christidès, J.-P., Mandon, N. & Casas, J. (2013) Environmental and hormonal factors controlling reversible colour change in crab spiders. Journal of Experimental Biology216, 3886–3895. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.086470 [PDF]
  Coverage: Inside JEB

Preprints

Figon, F., Hurbain, I., Heiligenstein, X., Trépout, S., Medjoubi, K., Somogyi, A., Delevoye, C., Raposo, G. & Casas, J. (2021) Catabolism of lysosome-related organelles in color-changing spiders supports intracellular turnover of pigments. bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2021.02.22.432296 [PDF – Preprint]

Figon, F., Baldwin, I. T. & Gaquerel, E. (2020) Ethylene is a local modulator of jasmonate-dependent phenolamide accumulation during Manduca sexta herbivory in Nicotiana attenuata. bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.21.213371 [PDF – Preprint]

Figon, F., Casas, J., Ciofini, I. & Adamo, C. (2020) Electronic Couplings in the Reduced State Lie at the Origin of Color Changes of Ommochromes. ChemRxiv. DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.12294146.v1 [PDF – Preprint]

Figon, F., Munsch, T., Croix, C., Viaud-Massuard, M.-C., Lanoue, A. & Casas, J. (2020) Uncyclized xanthommatin is a key ommochrome intermediate in invertebrate coloration. bioRxiv 666529. DOI: 10.1101/666529 [PDF – Preprint]

Conferences

2021

Co-organizer of the Society-wide symposium "S7 – The integrative biology of pigment organelles" (with Prof. Jérôme Casas and Prof. Leila Deravi) at the Annual Meeting 2021 of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB). Supported by SICB divisions, the American Microscopical Society and the Company of Biologists.

2019

(2) Oral presentation at the 32nd Biotechnocentre symposium, Seillac, France. (October 10-11, 2019) Figon, F., Munsch, T., Croix, C., Viaud-Massuard, M.-C., Lanoue, A. & Casas, J. Identification de la xanthommatine non cyclisée, un intermédiaire clé de la biosynthèse pigmentaire des ommochromes chez les invertébrés. Best oral communication award.

2018

(1) Poster and flash-talk at the 21st meeting of the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR), Rennes, France. (September 24-27, 2018) Figon, F., Insausti, T. & Casas, J. How the Ommochromasome Life Cycle of Colour-Changing Crab Spiders Can Enlighten Melanosome Catabolism.

Seminars

2019

(3) Seminar of the Institute of Chemistry for Life and Health Sciences, Chimie ParisTech, CNRS–PSL, Paris, France (invited). (December 10, 2019) Figon, F. & Casas, J. Investigating the color-changing properties of ommochrome pigments by quantum chemistry. 

(2) Seminar of the UMR 144 CNRS – Curie Institute, Paris, France. (September 09, 2019) Figon, F. & Casas, J. Color-changing Crab Spiders: Classical Ecological Model, New Cell Biology Tools.

2018

(1) Seminar of the Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte, UMR 7261 CNRS–université de Tours, Tours, France. (June 26, 2018) Figon, F. Formation et catabolisme des organites à ommochromes : biologie cellulaire, photobiochimie et implications dans le changement de couleur.