Experts and Doctors on bacillus cereus in Norway


Locale: Norway
Topic: bacillus cereus

Top Publications

  1. Olsen J, Skogan G, Fykse E, Rawlinson E, Tomaso H, Granum P, et al. Genetic distribution of 295 Bacillus cereus group members based on adk-screening in combination with MLST (Multilocus Sequence Typing) used for validating a primer targeting a chromosomal locus in B. anthracis. J Microbiol Methods. 2007;71:265-74 pubmed
    ..anthracis strains analysed. This is one of the most thoroughly validated chromosomal B. anthracis markers for real-time PCR identification, in which the screened collection contained several very closely related B. anthracis strains. ..
  2. Tourasse N, Okstad O, Kolstø A. HyperCAT: an extension of the SuperCAT database for global multi-scheme and multi-datatype phylogenetic analysis of the Bacillus cereus group population. Database (Oxford). 2010;2010:baq017 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, novel and advanced tools have been included for interactive viewing and navigation of trees, clusters and networks. Database URL: ..
  3. Tourasse N, Helgason E, Klevan A, Sylvestre P, Moya M, Haustant M, et al. Extended and global phylogenetic view of the Bacillus cereus group population by combination of MLST, AFLP, and MLEE genotyping data. Food Microbiol. 2011;28:236-44 pubmed publisher
    ..cereus group organisms, and the fact that isolates responsible for disease outbreaks and contamination of foodstuffs can originate from various genetic backgrounds. ..
  4. Reiter L, Kolstø A, Piehler A. Reference genes for quantitative, reverse-transcription PCR in Bacillus cereus group strains throughout the bacterial life cycle. J Microbiol Methods. 2011;86:210-7 pubmed publisher
    ..cereus group strains. ..
  5. Johansen T, Haugli F, Ikezawa H, Little C. Bacillus cereus strain SE-1: nucleotide sequence of the sphingomyelinase C gene. Nucleic Acids Res. 1988;16:10370 pubmed
  6. Løvdal I, Hovda M, Granum P, Rosnes J. Promoting Bacillus cereus spore germination for subsequent inactivation by mild heat treatment. J Food Prot. 2011;74:2079-89 pubmed publisher
    ..These data will be valuable when setting up temperature-time-germinant combinations for an optimized spore reduction in mild-heat-treated foods...
  7. Fagerlund A, Lindb ck T, Granum P. Bacillus cereus cytotoxins Hbl, Nhe and CytK are secreted via the Sec translocation pathway. BMC Microbiol. 2010;10:304 pubmed publisher
    ..The Hbl, Nhe and CytK toxins appear to be secreted using the Sec pathway, and the reduced Hbl expression of a FEA deficient strain was shown not to be due to a secretion defect...
  8. Lindbäck T, Hardy S, Dietrich R, Sødring M, Didier A, Moravek M, et al. Cytotoxicity of the Bacillus cereus Nhe enterotoxin requires specific binding order of its three exoprotein components. Infect Immun. 2010;78:3813-21 pubmed publisher
    ..The first step in the mode of action of Nhe is associated with binding of NheC and NheB to the cell surface and probably accompanied by conformational changes. These events allow subsequent binding of NheA, leading to cell lysis. ..
  9. Alseth I, Rognes T, Lindb ck T, Solberg I, Robertsen K, Kristiansen K, et al. A new protein superfamily includes two novel 3-methyladenine DNA glycosylases from Bacillus cereus, AlkC and AlkD. Mol Microbiol. 2006;59:1602-9 pubmed publisher
    ..B. cereus AlkC and AlkD thus define novel families of alkylbase DNA glycosylases within a new protein superfamily...

More Information


  1. Røssland E, Langsrud T, Granum P, Sørhaug T. Production of antimicrobial metabolites by strains of Lactobacillus or Lactococcus co-cultured with Bacillus cereus in milk. Int J Food Microbiol. 2005;98:193-200 pubmed
    ..cereus compared to growth of the LAB strains alone, which indicates that B. cereus stimulates the biosynthetic capacities of the LAB strains...
  2. Fagerlund A, Ween O, Lund T, Hardy S, Granum P. Genetic and functional analysis of the cytK family of genes in Bacillus cereus. Microbiology. 2004;150:2689-97 pubmed publisher
    ..It is likely that CytK-2 toxins contribute to the enterotoxicity of several strains of B. cereus, although not all of the CytK-2 toxins may be as harmful as the CytK-1 originally isolated...
  3. Okstad O, Grønstad A, Lindback T, Kolstø A. Insertional inactivation of a Tet(K)/Tet(L) like transporter does not eliminate tetracycline resistance in Bacillus cereus. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1997;154:181-6 pubmed
    ..No additional altered phenotype was observed in the mutant. Accumulation studies suggested that the resistance mechanism involves a reduced sensitivity to intracellular tetracycline. ..
  4. Lindback T, Kolstø A. A Bacillus cereus member of the SNF2 family. Microbiology. 1997;143 ( Pt 1):171-4 pubmed
  5. Hansen S, Hansen L, Hough E. The crystal structure of tris-inhibited phospholipase C from Bacillus cereus at 1.9 A resolution. The nature of the metal ion in site 2. J Mol Biol. 1993;231:870-6 pubmed
    ..This study is one of a series which explores the active site of PLC by complexing the enzyme with inhibitors and substrate analogues. ..
  6. Hansen S, Hansen L, Hough E. Crystal structures of phosphate, iodide and iodate-inhibited phospholipase C from Bacillus cereus and structural investigations of the binding of reaction products and a substrate analogue. J Mol Biol. 1992;225:543-9 pubmed
    ..The ninth blocks the entrance to the active site cleft and is of higher occupancy. Altogether, these results suggest that the substrate, a phospholipid, is associated directly with the metal ions during catalysis...
  7. Okstad O, Gominet M, Purnelle B, Rose M, Lereclus D, Kolstø A. Sequence analysis of three Bacillus cereus loci carrying PIcR-regulated genes encoding degradative enzymes and enterotoxin. Microbiology. 1999;145 ( Pt 11):3129-38 pubmed
    ..Genes surrounding plcA, plcR and hblCDAB that were lacking an upstream PlcR regulatory sequence did not appear to serve functions apparently related to PlcR and did not exhibit a conserved organization in Bacillus subtilis. ..
  8. Hansen S, Hough E, Svensson L, Wong Y, Martin S. Crystal structure of phospholipase C from Bacillus cereus complexed with a substrate analog. J Mol Biol. 1993;234:179-87 pubmed
    ..A water molecule, located approximately apical to the diacylglycerol leaving group, seems to be the most likely candidate for the attacking nucleophile which initiates the reaction. ..
  9. Johansen T, Holm T, Guddal P, Sletten K, Haugli F, Little C. Cloning and sequencing of the gene encoding the phosphatidylcholine-preferring phospholipase C of Bacillus cereus. Gene. 1988;65:293-304 pubmed
    ..coli. The cloning and sequencing described here complete the first step toward using in vitro mutagenesis for investigations of the structure-function relationships of B. cereus phospholipase C. ..
  10. Bräunlich M, Økstad O, Slimestad R, Wangensteen H, Malterud K, Barsett H. Effects of Aronia melanocarpa constituents on biofilm formation of Escherichia coli and Bacillus cereus. Molecules. 2013;18:14989-99 pubmed publisher
    ..This non-toxic inhibition may confer a lower potential for resistance development compared to conventional antimicrobials. ..