Research Topics

Genomes and Genes

Hadewig Werbrouck


Affiliation: Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research
Country: Belgium


  1. Verstraete K, Van Coillie E, Werbrouck H, van Weyenberg S, Herman L, Del Favero J, et al. A qPCR assay to detect and quantify Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in cattle and on farms: a potential predictive tool for STEC culture-positive farms. Toxins (Basel). 2014;6:1201-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, the detection of both stx and eae genes within the same fecal sample or farm using qPCR was not correlated with the isolation of an eae-harboring STEC strain from the respective sample or farm using the culture method. ..
  2. Werbrouck H, Vermeulen A, Van Coillie E, Messens W, Herman L, Devlieghere F, et al. Influence of acid stress on survival, expression of virulence genes and invasion capacity into Caco-2 cells of Listeria monocytogenes strains of different origins. Int J Food Microbiol. 2009;134:140-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These results lead to the indication that low pH and acetic acid, used in minimally processed food products, might influence the virulence potential of L. monocytogenes. ..
  3. Werbrouck H, Grijspeerdt K, Botteldoorn N, Van Pamel E, Rijpens N, Van Damme J, et al. Differential inlA and inlB expression and interaction with human intestinal and liver cells by Listeria monocytogenes strains of different origins. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006;72:3862-71 pubmed publisher
    ..monocytogenes strains. The lower capacity of clinical strains to invade HepG2 cells and to induce IL-8 is possibly a mechanism of immune evasion used by specific L. monocytogenes strains...