Caron P., Polo S.E. Reshaping Chromatin Architecture around DNA Breaks. Trends Biochem Sci, in press, 2019.


Piquet S., Le Parc F., Bai, S-K., Chevallier O., Adam S., Polo S.E. The histone chaperone FACT coordinates H2A.X-dependent signaling and repair of DNA damage. Mol Cell, 72: 888-901, 2018.

Dabin J.*, Fortuny A.*, Piquet S, Polo S.E. Live imaging of parental histone variant dynamics in UVC-damaged chromatin. Methods Mol Biol, 1832: 243-253, 2018. *: equal contribution

Fortuny A, Polo S.E. The response to DNA damage in heterochromatin domains. Chromosoma, 127: 291-300, 2018.


Fortuny A., Polo S.E. Genome and epigenome maintenance by keeping histone turnover in check. Mol Cell, 66: 3-4, 2017.

Dabin J., Polo S. E. Choreography of parental histones in damaged chromatin. Nucleus, 8: 255-260, 2017.

Polo S.E. Switching genes to silent mode near DNA double-strand breaks. EMBO Rep, 18:659-660, 2017.


Adam S.*, Dabin J.*, Chevallier O., Leroy O., Baldeyron C., Corpet A., Lomonte P., Renaud O., Almouzni G. and Polo S.E. Real-time tracking of parental histones reveals their contribution to chromatin integrity following DNA damage. Mol Cell, 64: 65-78, 2016. *: equal contribution. Featured article, also highlighted in the « Meet the author » section.

Dabin J.*, Fortuny A.* and Polo S.E. Epigenome maintenance in response to DNA damage. Mol Cell, 62: 712-727, 2016. *: equal contribution


Polo S.E.*, Almouzni G.* Chromatin plasticity in response to DNA damage: the legacy of the access-repair-restore model. DNA Repair, 36: 114-121, 2015. *: co-corresponding authors

Adam S.*, Dabin J.* and Polo S.E. Chromatin plasticity in response to DNA damage: the shape of things to come. DNA Repair, 32:120-126, 2015. *: equal contribution

Adam S.*, Dabin J.*, Bai S-K. and Polo S.E. Imaging local deposition of newly synthesized histones in UVC-damaged chromatin. Methods Mol Biol, 1288-337-347, 2015. *: equal contribution

Polo S.E. Reshaping chromatin after DNA damage: the choreography of histone proteins. J Mol Biol, 427:626-636, 2015.


Adam S., Polo S.E. Blurring the line between the DNA damage response and transcription: the importance of chromatin dynamics. Exp Cell Res, 329:148-153, 2014

Adam S., Polo S. E. and Almouzni G. How to restore chromatin structure and function in response to DNA damage – let the chaperones play. FEBS J, 281: 2315-2323, 2014


Adam S., Polo S. E.* and Almouzni G.* Transcription recovery after DNA damage requires chromatin priming by the H3.3 histone chaperone HIRA. Cell, 155:94-106, 2013. *: co-corresponding author.

Polo S. E. Fine-tuning the p53 response to DNA damage: a new piece in the puzzle. Cell Cycle, 12: 1337-1338, 2013.

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