Rob Van Houdt

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Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Role of bacterial cell surface structures in Escherichia coli biofilm formation
    Rob Van Houdt
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 156:626-33. 2005
  2. ncbi N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone signal interception by Escherichia coli
    Rob Van Houdt
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 256:83-9. 2006
  3. ncbi Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of a biofilm-forming Serratia plymuthica isolate from a raw vegetable processing line
    Rob Van Houdt
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 246:265-72. 2005
  4. ncbi Characterization of a luxI/luxR-type quorum sensing system and N-acyl-homoserine lactone-dependent regulation of exo-enzyme and antibacterial component production in Serratia plymuthica RVH1
    Rob Van Houdt
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 158:150-8. 2007
  5. ncbi Isolation and functional analysis of luxS in Serratia plymuthica RVH1
    Rob Van Houdt
    Centre for Food and Microbial Technology, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 262:201-9. 2006
  6. pmc Role of quorum sensing and antimicrobial component production by Serratia plymuthica in formation of biofilms, including mixed biofilms with Escherichia coli
    Pieter Moons
    Centre for Food and Microbial Technology, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7294-300. 2006
  7. doi Quorum sensing and butanediol fermentation affect colonization and spoilage of carrot slices by Serratia plymuthica
    Eva Wevers
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre LFoRCe, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems M2S, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Food Microbiol 134:63-9. 2009
  8. ncbi Unique stress response to the lactoperoxidase-thiocyanate enzyme system in Escherichia coli
    Jan Sermon
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, 3001 Leuven Heverlee, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 156:225-32. 2005
  9. ncbi Quorum-sensing-dependent switch to butanediol fermentation prevents lethal medium acidification in Aeromonas hydrophila AH-1N
    Rob Van Houdt
    Center for Food and Microbial Technology, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 158:379-85. 2007
  10. pmc Integrated regulation of acetoin fermentation by quorum sensing and pH in Serratia plymuthica RVH1
    Pieter Moons
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre LFoRCe, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems M S, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:3422-7. 2011

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Publications17

  1. ncbi Role of bacterial cell surface structures in Escherichia coli biofilm formation
    Rob Van Houdt
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 156:626-33. 2005
    ..coli strains...
  2. ncbi N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone signal interception by Escherichia coli
    Rob Van Houdt
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 256:83-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, our work shows that E. coli has the capacity to alter its pattern of gene expression and its phenotypical properties in response to AHLs by means of the AHL responsive transcriptional regulator SdiA...
  3. ncbi Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of a biofilm-forming Serratia plymuthica isolate from a raw vegetable processing line
    Rob Van Houdt
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 246:265-72. 2005
    ..plymuthica type strain in production of pigment and antibacterial compounds, and in AHL production profile. Nevertheless, the identification as S. plymuthica could be confirmed by gyrB phylogeny and DNA:DNA hybridization...
  4. ncbi Characterization of a luxI/luxR-type quorum sensing system and N-acyl-homoserine lactone-dependent regulation of exo-enzyme and antibacterial component production in Serratia plymuthica RVH1
    Rob Van Houdt
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 158:150-8. 2007
    ..SplR, the homolog of the LuxR regulator, appears to act as a repressor of synthesis of extracellular enzymes and antibacterial compound and to autorepress its own expression, probably by binding to a 21bp lux box sequence...
  5. ncbi Isolation and functional analysis of luxS in Serratia plymuthica RVH1
    Rob Van Houdt
    Centre for Food and Microbial Technology, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 262:201-9. 2006
    ..These results suggest that luxS primarily fulfils a metabolic role and may not regulate a coordinated behaviour controlled by cell-to-cell signalling in S. plymuthica RVH1...
  6. pmc Role of quorum sensing and antimicrobial component production by Serratia plymuthica in formation of biofilms, including mixed biofilms with Escherichia coli
    Pieter Moons
    Centre for Food and Microbial Technology, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7294-300. 2006
    ..coli microcolonies were less developed in the presence of RVH1 than in the presence of the AC-deficient mutant...
  7. doi Quorum sensing and butanediol fermentation affect colonization and spoilage of carrot slices by Serratia plymuthica
    Eva Wevers
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre LFoRCe, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems M2S, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Food Microbiol 134:63-9. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi Unique stress response to the lactoperoxidase-thiocyanate enzyme system in Escherichia coli
    Jan Sermon
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, 3001 Leuven Heverlee, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 156:225-32. 2005
    ..Several of the induced genes or pathways may be involved in bacterial defense against the toxic effects of the lactoperoxidase-thiocyanate enzyme system...
  9. ncbi Quorum-sensing-dependent switch to butanediol fermentation prevents lethal medium acidification in Aeromonas hydrophila AH-1N
    Rob Van Houdt
    Center for Food and Microbial Technology, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 158:379-85. 2007
    ..hydrophila AH-1N. These results indicate that A. hydrophila switches to butanediol fermentation to reduce medium acidification under certain conditions and to allow further growth if nutrient resources are not yet exhausted...
  10. pmc Integrated regulation of acetoin fermentation by quorum sensing and pH in Serratia plymuthica RVH1
    Pieter Moons
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre LFoRCe, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems M S, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:3422-7. 2011
    ..Interestingly, however, we observed that induction of budR transcription by OHHL or acetate did not require BudR, indicating the involvement of additional regulatory factors in relaying these environmental signals to the budR promoter...
  11. pmc An SOS response induced by high pressure in Escherichia coli
    Abram Aertsen
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, K U Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    J Bacteriol 186:6133-41. 2004
    ..In light of these findings, the current knowledge of pressure-mediated effects on bacteria is discussed...
  12. ncbi Construction and use of an stx1 transcriptional fusion to gfp
    Abram Aertsen
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, 3001 Hevelee, Leuven, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 245:73-7. 2005
    ..The potential use of such a probe for non-destructive online detection of stx1AB expression and visualization of stx1AB expressing populations is further discussed...
  13. ncbi Dissecting the bacterial stress response against novel challenges: high pressure
    Abram Aertsen
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, KULeuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, B 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 69:35-8. 2004
  14. ncbi Role of quorum sensing in resistance of Serratia plymuthica against Acanthamoeba castellanii
    Eva Wevers
    Laboratorium Voor Levensmiddelenmicrobiologie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:327-30. 2006
  15. pmc N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone quorum sensing controls butanediol fermentation in Serratia plymuthica RVH1 and Serratia marcescens MG1
    Rob Van Houdt
    Centre for Food and Microbial Technology, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Bacteriol 188:4570-2. 2006
    ..Knockout of quorum-sensing signal production caused a shift towards enhanced acid production, resulting in early growth arrest, which was reversible by the addition of synthetic signal molecules...
  16. pmc Expression of a novel P22 ORFan gene reveals the phage carrier state in Salmonella typhimurium
    William Cenens
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems M2S, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003269. 2013
    ..As such, this study is the first to reveal molecular and genetic markers authenticating pseudolysogenic development, thereby exposing a novel mechanism, timing, and populational distribution in the realm of phage-host interactions...
  17. ncbi Quorum sensing in Serratia
    Rob Van Houdt
    Molecular and Cellular Biology, Institute for Health, Environment and Safety, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK x CEN, Mol, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 31:407-24. 2007
    ..many having interesting twists on the basic theme. Therefore, this review will highlight the current known quorum sensing systems in Serratia spp., including the important nosocomial pathogen Serratia marcescens...