bacillus cereus

Summary

Summary: A species of rod-shaped bacteria that is a common soil saprophyte. Its spores are widespread and multiplication has been observed chiefly in foods. Contamination may lead to food poisoning.

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  1. Oda M, Hashimoto M, Takahashi M, Ohmae Y, Seike S, Kato R, et al. Role of sphingomyelinase in infectious diseases caused by Bacillus cereus. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e38054 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) is a pathogen in opportunistic infections. Here we show that Bacillus cereus sphingomyelinase (Bc-SMase) is a virulence factor for septicemia...
  2. Delbrassinne L, Andjelkovic M, Dierick K, Denayer S, Mahillon J, Van Loco J. Prevalence and levels of Bacillus cereus emetic toxin in rice dishes randomly collected from restaurants and comparison with the levels measured in a recent foodborne outbreak. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2012;9:809-14 pubmed publisher
    Whereas the prevalence of Bacillus cereus emetic strains in the environment has been shown to be very low, there is a lack of information on the prevalence of its toxin, cereulide, in food...
  3. Broach B, Gu X, Bar Peled M. Biosynthesis of UDP-glucuronic acid and UDP-galacturonic acid in Bacillus cereus subsp. cytotoxis NVH 391-98. FEBS J. 2012;279:100-12 pubmed publisher
    The food borne pathogen Bacillus cereus produces uronic acid-containing glycans that are secreted in a shielding biofilm environment, and certain alkaliphilic Bacillus deposit uronate-glycan polymers in the cell wall when adapting to ..
  4. Iverson T, Panosian T, Birmingham W, Nannemann D, Bachmann B. Molecular differences between a mutase and a phosphatase: investigations of the activation step in Bacillus cereus phosphopentomutase. Biochemistry. 2012;51:1964-75 pubmed publisher
    ..These prokaryotic PPMs belong to the alkaline phosphatase superfamily, but previous studies of Bacillus cereus PPM suggested adaptations of the conserved alkaline phosphatase catalytic cycle. Notably, B...
  5. Du J, Bai W, Song H, Yuan Y. Combinational expression of sorbose/sorbosone dehydrogenases and cofactor pyrroloquinoline quinone increases 2-keto-L-gulonic acid production in Ketogulonigenium vulgare-Bacillus cereus consortium. Metab Eng. 2013;19:50-6 pubmed publisher
    ..vulgare and Bacillus cereus. We found that overexpression of sdh-sndh alone in K...
  6. Ceuppens S, Timmery S, Mahillon J, Uyttendaele M, Boon N. Small Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 subpopulations are responsible for cytotoxin K production. J Appl Microbiol. 2013;114:899-906 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus diarrhoeal food poisoning can be caused by several potential enterotoxins, including the nonhaemolytic enterotoxin (Nhe), haemolysin BL (Hbl) and cytotoxin K (CytK)...
  7. Senesi S, Ghelardi E. Production, secretion and biological activity of Bacillus cereus enterotoxins. Toxins (Basel). 2010;2:1690-703 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus behaves as an opportunistic pathogen frequently causing gastrointestinal diseases, and it is increasingly recognized to be responsible for severe local or systemic infections. Pathogenicity of B...
  8. Zou Y, Hu M, Lv Y, Wang Y, Song H, Yuan Y. Enhancement of 2-keto-gulonic acid yield by serial subcultivation of co-cultures of Bacillus cereus and Ketogulonicigenium vulgare. Bioresour Technol. 2013;132:370-3 pubmed publisher
    The co-cultures of Ketogulonicigenium vulgare and Bacillus cereus were subcultured daily for a total of 150 transfers. The yield of 2-keto-gulonic acid (2-KGA) and medium pH in the co-cultures were measured...
  9. Didier A, Dietrich R, Gruber S, Bock S, Moravek M, Nakamura T, et al. Monoclonal antibodies neutralize Bacillus cereus Nhe enterotoxin by inhibiting ordered binding of its three exoprotein components. Infect Immun. 2012;80:832-8 pubmed publisher
    The Nhe enterotoxin from Bacillus cereus is known to induce cytotoxicity on Vero and CaCo-2 cells by ordered binding of its single components NheA, NheB, and NheC...

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  1. Zwick M, Joseph S, Didelot X, Chen P, Bishop Lilly K, Stewart A, et al. Genomic characterization of the Bacillus cereus sensu lato species: backdrop to the evolution of Bacillus anthracis. Genome Res. 2012;22:1512-24 pubmed publisher
    ..anthracis virulence, we obtained high-redundancy genome sequences of 45 strains of the Bacillus cereus sensu lato (s.l...
  2. Bourguet F, Souza B, Hinz A, Coleman M, Jackson P. Characterization of a novel lytic protein encoded by the Bacillus cereus E33L gene ampD as a Bacillus anthracis antimicrobial protein. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:3025-7 pubmed publisher
    Lytic proteins encoded by bacterial genomes have been implicated in cell wall biosynthesis and recycling. The Bacillus cereus E33L ampD gene encodes a putative N-acetylmuramoyl-l-alanine amidase...
  3. Babu M, Sridhar J, Gunasekaran P. Global transcriptome analysis of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 in response to silver nitrate stress. J Nanobiotechnology. 2011;9:49 pubmed publisher
    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized using Bacillus cereus strains. Earlier, we had synthesized monodispersive crystalline silver nanoparticles using B. cereus PGN1 and ATCC14579 strains...
  4. Xu S, Nugent R, Kasamkattil J, Fomenkov A, Gupta Y, Aggarwal A, et al. Characterization of type II and III restriction-modification systems from Bacillus cereus strains ATCC 10987 and ATCC 14579. J Bacteriol. 2012;194:49-60 pubmed publisher
    The genomes of two Bacillus cereus strains (ATCC 10987 and ATCC 14579) have been sequenced. Here, we report the specificities of type II/III restriction (R) and modification (M) enzymes...
  5. Chen S, Luo J, Hu M, Lai K, Geng P, Huang H. Enhancement of cypermethrin degradation by a coculture of Bacillus cereus ZH-3 and Streptomyces aureus HP-S-01. Bioresour Technol. 2012;110:97-104 pubmed publisher
    Degradation of cypermethrin was significantly enhanced in a coculture of Bacillus cereus ZH-3 and Streptomyces aureus HP-S-01. In the pure culture, longer half-lives (t(1/2)=32.6-43...
  6. Lindbäck T, Mols M, Basset C, Granum P, Kuipers O, Kovács Á. CodY, a pleiotropic regulator, influences multicellular behaviour and efficient production of virulence factors in Bacillus cereus. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:2233-46 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, the role of CodY in Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579, the enterotoxin-producing type strain, is investigated...
  7. Kamar R, Gohar M, Jéhanno I, Rejasse A, Kallassy M, Lereclus D, et al. Pathogenic potential of Bacillus cereus strains as revealed by phenotypic analysis. J Clin Microbiol. 2013;51:320-3 pubmed publisher
    The Bacillus cereus pathogenic spectrum ranges from strains used as probiotics to human-lethal strains. However, prediction of the pathogenic potential of a strain remains difficult...
  8. Ceuppens S, Boon N, Uyttendaele M. Diversity of Bacillus cereus group strains is reflected in their broad range of pathogenicity and diverse ecological lifestyles. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2013;84:433-50 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus comprises a highly versatile group of bacteria, which are of particular interest because of their capacity to cause disease. Emetic food poisoning is caused by the toxin cereulide produced during the growth of emetic B...
  9. Kong M, Kim M, Ryu S. Complete genome sequence of Bacillus cereus bacteriophage PBC1. J Virol. 2012;86:6379-80 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus is a ubiquitous, spore-forming bacterium associated with food poisoning cases. To develop an efficient biocontrol agent against B. cereus, we isolated lytic phage PBC1 and sequenced its genome...
  10. Park J, Yun J, Lim J, Kang D, Ryu S. Characterization of an endolysin, LysBPS13, from a Bacillus cereus bacteriophage. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2012;332:76-83 pubmed publisher
    ..this study, a putative endolysin gene was identified in the genome of the bacteriophage BPS13, which infects Bacillus cereus. In silico analysis of this endolysin, designated LysBPS13, showed that it consists of an N-terminal ..
  11. Ramarao N, Sanchis V. The pore-forming haemolysins of bacillus cereus: a review. Toxins (Basel). 2013;5:1119-39 pubmed publisher
    The Bacillus cereus sensu lato group contains diverse Gram-positive spore-forming bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal diseases and severe eye infections in humans...
  12. Heilkenbrinker U, Dietrich R, Didier A, Zhu K, Lindbäck T, Granum P, et al. Complex formation between NheB and NheC is necessary to induce cytotoxic activity by the three-component Bacillus cereus Nhe enterotoxin. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e63104 pubmed publisher
    ..enterotoxin (Nhe) is known as a major pathogenicity factor for the diarrheal type of food poisoning caused by Bacillus cereus. The Nhe complex consists of NheA, NheB and NheC, all of them required to reach maximum cytotoxicity ..
  13. Ceuppens S, Uyttendaele M, Drieskens K, Rajkovic A, Boon N, Wiele T. Survival of Bacillus cereus vegetative cells and spores during in vitro simulation of gastric passage. J Food Prot. 2012;75:690-4 pubmed publisher
    The enteric pathogen Bacillus cereus must survive gastric passage in order to cause diarrhea by enterotoxin production in the small intestine...
  14. Wang L, Chong H, Jiang R. Comparison of alkyl hydroperoxide reductase and two water-forming NADH oxidases from Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012;96:1265-73 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) is an ubiquitous facultative anaerobic bacterium, and its growth in aerobic environment correlates to the functions of its oxygen defense system...
  15. El Arabi T, Griffiths M, She Y, Villegas A, Lingohr E, Kropinski A. Genome sequence and analysis of a broad-host range lytic bacteriophage that infects the Bacillus cereus group. Virol J. 2013;10:48 pubmed publisher
    ..While numerous Bacillus phages have been isolated up till now only very few Bacillus cereus phages have been characterized in detail.
  16. Song F, Peng Q, Brillard J, Buisson C, de Been M, Abee T, et al. A multicomponent sugar phosphate sensor system specifically induced in Bacillus cereus during infection of the insect gut. FASEB J. 2012;26:3336-50 pubmed publisher
    Using a previously developed Bacillus cereus in vivo expression technology (IVET) promoter trap system, we showed that spsA, a gene of unknown function, was specifically expressed in the larval gut during infection...
  17. Wang Y, Oh S, Hendrickx A, Lunderberg J, Schneewind O. Bacillus cereus G9241 S-layer assembly contributes to the pathogenesis of anthrax-like disease in mice. J Bacteriol. 2013;195:596-605 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus G9241, the causative agent of anthrax-like disease, harbors virulence plasmids encoding anthrax toxins as well as hyaluronic acid (HA) and B. cereus exopolysaccharide (BPS) capsules. B...
  18. Chon J, Kim J, Lee S, Hyeon J, Seo K. Toxin profile, antibiotic resistance, and phenotypic and molecular characterization of Bacillus cereus in Sunsik. Food Microbiol. 2012;32:217-22 pubmed publisher
    ..food in Korea, is comprised of various agricultural and marine products, and has been an important concern in Bacillus cereus food poisoning...
  19. Chon J, Kim J, Lee S, Hyeon J, Song K, Park C, et al. Prevalence, phenotypic traits and molecular characterization of emetic toxin-producing Bacillus cereus strains isolated from human stools in Korea. J Appl Microbiol. 2012;112:1042-9 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the prevalence and genotypic/phenotypic characters of emetic toxin-producing Bacillus cereus strains isolated from sporadic food poisoning cases in Korea.
  20. Lee J, Shin H, Son B, Heu S, Ryu S. Characterization and complete genome sequence of a virulent bacteriophage B4 infecting food-borne pathogenic Bacillus cereus. Arch Virol. 2013;158:2101-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus causes food poisoning, resulting in vomiting and diarrhea, due to production of enterotoxins. As a means of controlling this food-borne pathogen, the virulent bacteriophage B4 was isolated and characterized...
  21. Trapecar M, Leouffre T, Faure M, Jensen H, Granum P, Cencic A, et al. The use of a porcine intestinal cell model system for evaluating the food safety risk of Bacillus cereus probiotics and the implications for assessing enterotoxigenicity. APMIS. 2011;119:877-84 pubmed publisher
    The use of porcine intestinal cell lines in assessing toxicity of Bacillus cereus probiotics in conjunction with animal challenge trials with toxigenic B. cereus was investigated. Toxigenic and toxin deletion mutants of B...
  22. Tsilia V, Devreese B, de Baenst I, Mesuere B, Rajkovic A, Uyttendaele M, et al. Application of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for the detection of enterotoxins produced by pathogenic strains of the Bacillus cereus group. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2012;404:1691-702 pubmed publisher
    Enterotoxins produced by different species of the Bacillus cereus group, such as cytotoxin K1 (CytK1) and non-haemolytic enterotoxin (NHE), have been associated with diarrhoeal food poisoning incidents...
  23. Frenzel E, Doll V, Pauthner M, Lücking G, Scherer S, Ehling Schulz M. CodY orchestrates the expression of virulence determinants in emetic Bacillus cereus by impacting key regulatory circuits. Mol Microbiol. 2012;85:67-88 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus causes gastrointestinal diseases and local and systemic infections elicited by the depsipeptide cereulide, enterotoxins, phospholipases, cytolysins and proteases...
  24. Huang C, Tsay J, Chang S, Yang H, Wu W, Chen C. Dimethyl disulfide is an induced systemic resistance elicitor produced by Bacillus cereus C1L. Pest Manag Sci. 2012;68:1306-10 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus C1L is a plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium and can elicit induced systemic resistance (ISR) in plants against necrotrophic pathogens. However, little is known about ISR elicitors produced by B...
  25. Stark T, Marxen S, Rütschle A, Lücking G, Scherer S, Ehling Schulz M, et al. Mass spectrometric profiling of Bacillus cereus strains and quantitation of the emetic toxin cereulide by means of stable isotope dilution analysis and HEp-2 bioassay. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2013;405:191-201 pubmed publisher
    ..UPLC-TOF MS) profiling method was developed and successfully applied to discriminate a total of 78 Bacillus cereus strains into no/low, medium and high producers of the emetic toxin cereulide...
  26. Fukushima T, Sia A, Allred B, Nichiporuk R, Zhou Z, Andersen U, et al. Bacillus cereus iron uptake protein fishes out an unstable ferric citrate trimer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:16829-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report a unique siderophore-binding protein from the gram-positive pathogenic bacterium Bacillus cereus that binds multinuclear ferric citrate complexes. We have demonstrated that B...
  27. 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
    ..b>Bacillus cereus NVH 1230-88 spores were supplemented in food model matrixes and heat activated at 70°C and then heat ..
  28. Mohandass R, Rout P, Jiwal S, Sasikala C. Biodegradation of benzo[a]pyrene by the mixed culture of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus vireti isolated from the petrochemical industry. J Environ Biol. 2012;33:985-9 pubmed
    ..The isolates were identified as Bacillus cereus and Bacillus viretibased on morphological characterization, and 16S rDNA gene sequence analysis. About 58...
  29. Perchat S, Dubois T, Zouhir S, Gominet M, Poncet S, Lemy C, et al. A cell-cell communication system regulates protease production during sporulation in bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group. Mol Microbiol. 2011;82:619-33 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the role of one such regulator, NprR, in bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group. We show that NprR is a transcriptional regulator whose activity depends on the NprX signalling peptide...
  30. Lee Y, Park J. Genome organization of temperate phage 11143 from emetic Bacillus cereus NCTC11143. J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012;22:649-53 pubmed
    A temperate phage was isolated from emetic Bacillus cereus NCTC 11143 by mitomycin C and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and DNA and protein analyses...
  31. Bennett S, Walsh K, Gould L. Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, and Staphylococcus aureus--United States, 1998-2008. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;57:425-33 pubmed publisher
    From 1998 to 2008, 1229 foodborne outbreaks caused by Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, and Staphylococcus aureus were reported in the United States; 39% were reported with a confirmed etiology...
  32. Minnaard J, Rolny I, Perez P. Interaction between Bacillus cereus and cultured human enterocytes: effect of calcium, cell differentiation, and bacterial extracellular factors. J Food Prot. 2013;76:820-6 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus interaction with cultured human enterocytes and the signaling pathways responsible for the biological effects of the infection were investigated...
  33. Raymond B, Bonsall M. Cooperation and the evolutionary ecology of bacterial virulence: the Bacillus cereus group as a novel study system. Bioessays. 2013;35:706-16 pubmed publisher
    ..of social interactions for understanding the evolution, diversity and distribution of virulence in the Bacillus cereus group, a novel study system for microbial social biology...
  34. Rocha J, Flores V, Cabrera R, Soto Guzman A, Granados G, Juaristi E, et al. Evolution and some functions of the NprR-NprRB quorum-sensing system in the Bacillus cereus group. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012;94:1069-78 pubmed publisher
  35. Lee J, Shin H, Ryu S. Characterization and comparative genomic analysis of bacteriophages infecting members of the Bacillus cereus group. Arch Virol. 2014;159:871-84 pubmed publisher
    The Bacillus cereus group phages infecting B. cereus, B. anthracis, and B. thuringiensis (Bt) have been studied at the molecular level and, recently, at the genomic level to control the pathogens B. cereus and B...
  36. Masood F, Chen P, Yasin T, Hasan F, Ahmad B, Hameed A. Synthesis of poly-(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-12 mol % 3-hydroxyvalerate) by Bacillus cereus FB11: its characterization and application as a drug carrier. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2013;24:1927-37 pubmed publisher
    ..The bacterial isolate Bacillus cereus FB11 has synthesized poly-(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) copolymer under nutrient stress conditions ..
  37. Zheng J, Peng D, Ruan L, Sun M. Evolution and dynamics of megaplasmids with genome sizes larger than 100 kb in the Bacillus cereus group. BMC Evol Biol. 2013;13:262 pubmed publisher
    ..Strains of the Bacillus cereus group contain up to 13 plasmids with genome sizes ranging from 2 kb to 600 kb, and thus can be used to study ..
  38. Kailas L, Terry C, ABBOTT N, Taylor R, Mullin N, Tzokov S, et al. Surface architecture of endospores of the Bacillus cereus/anthracis/thuringiensis family at the subnanometer scale. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:16014-9 pubmed publisher
    Bacteria of the Bacillus cereus family form highly resistant spores, which in the case of the pathogen B. anthracis act as the agents of infection. The outermost layer, the exosporium, enveloping spores of the B...
  39. Turchi L, Santini T, Beccari E, Di Franco C. Localization of new peptidoglycan at poles in Bacillus mycoides, a member of the Bacillus cereus group. Arch Microbiol. 2012;194:887-92 pubmed
    ..subtilis, in which the free poles are rarely reactive to vancomycin...
  40. Dessanti P, Zhang Y, Allegrini S, Tozzi M, Sgarrella F, Ealick S. Structural basis of the substrate specificity of Bacillus cereus adenosine phosphorylase. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2012;68:239-48 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Bacillus cereus adenosine phosphorylase (AdoP) is a hexameric PNP; however, it is highly specific for 6-aminopurines...
  41. Dolan S, Littlehorn C, Glode M, Dowell E, Xavier K, Nyquist A, et al. Association of Bacillus cereus infection with contaminated alcohol prep pads. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012;33:666-71 pubmed publisher
    ..We report an outbreak investigation of blood cultures positive for Bacillus cereus associated with alcohol prep pads (APPs) contaminated with B...
  42. Banerjee D, Mondal A, Gupta M, Guha A, Ray L. Optimization of fermentation conditions for green pigment production from Bacillus cereus M¹ 16 (MTCC 5521) and its pharmacological application. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2014;58:25-30 pubmed publisher
    ..The optimal culture condition for the production of an extracellular green pigment by growing Bacillus cereus M(1) 16 (MTCC 5521) in a complex medium containing (g l(-1) ) Peptone-4.0, Beef Extract-9.0, NaCl-7.0, MgSO4 ...
  43. Fernández No I, Böhme K, Díaz Bao M, Cepeda A, Barros Velazquez J, Calo Mata P. Characterisation and profiling of Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus and Bacillus licheniformis by MALDI-TOF mass fingerprinting. Food Microbiol. 2013;33:235-42 pubmed publisher
    The Bacillus genus includes species such as Bacillus cereus, Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, some of which may be pathogenic or causative agents in the spoilage of food products...
  44. Naranjo M, Denayer S, Botteldoorn N, Delbrassinne L, Veys J, Waegenaere J, et al. Sudden death of a young adult associated with Bacillus cereus food poisoning. J Clin Microbiol. 2011;49:4379-81 pubmed publisher
    ..A 20-year-old man died following the ingestion of pasta contaminated with Bacillus cereus. Emetic strains of B. cereus were isolated, and high levels of cereulide (14...
  45. Oh M, Ham J, Cox J. Diversity and toxigenicity among members of the Bacillus cereus group. Int J Food Microbiol. 2012;152:1-8 pubmed publisher
    Members of the Bacillus cereus group were isolated from rice products by centrifugation-plating and conventional spread-plating methods...
  46. Nishanth Kumar S, Mohandas C, Nambisan B. Purification of an antifungal compound, cyclo(l-Pro-d-Leu) for cereals produced by Bacillus cereus subsp. thuringiensis associated with entomopathogenic nematode. Microbiol Res. 2013;168:278-88 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus the diketopiperazine derivative identified in the study may be a promising alternative to chemical preservatives as a potential biopreservative which prevent fungal growth and mycotoxin formation in food and feed...
  47. Sineva E, Shadrin A, Rodikova E, Andreeva Kovalevskaya Z, Protsenko A, Mayorov S, et al. Iron regulates expression of Bacillus cereus hemolysin II via global regulator Fur. J Bacteriol. 2012;194:3327-35 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Bacillus cereus is a widely distributed bacterium with distinct pathogenic properties...
  48. Hoshino S, Hayashi I. Filament formation of the FtsZ/tubulin-like protein TubZ from the Bacillus cereus pXO1 plasmid. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:32103-12 pubmed publisher
    ..molecular mechanism of pXO1 plasmid segregation by TubZ filaments, we determined the crystal structures of Bacillus cereus TubZ in apo-, GDP-, and guanosine 5'-3-O-(thio)triphosphate (GTP?S)-bound forms at resolutions of 2.1, 1...
  49. Novosad B, Astley R, Callegan M. Role of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 in experimental Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28619 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus causes a uniquely rapid and blinding intraocular infection, endophthalmitis. B. cereus replicates in the eye, synthesizes numerous toxins, and incites explosive intraocular inflammation...
  50. Hammami I, Siala R, Jridi M, Ktari N, Nasri M, Triki M. Partial purification and characterization of chiIO8, a novel antifungal chitinase produced by Bacillus cereus IO8. J Appl Microbiol. 2013;115:358-66 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the distribution of chitinase IO8 in Bacillus cereus strains, the enhancing effects of the chitinase-producing B...
  51. Clair G, Lorphelin A, Armengaud J, Duport C. OhrRA functions as a redox-responsive system controlling toxinogenesis in Bacillus cereus. J Proteomics. 2013;94:527-39 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus OhrR is a member of the subgroup of the MarR (multiple antibiotic resistance) family of transcriptional regulators that use a cysteine-based redox sensing mechanism. OhrA is a thiol-dependent, peroxidase-like protein...
  52. Bandara N, Jo J, Ryu S, Kim K. Bacteriophages BCP1-1 and BCP8-2 require divalent cations for efficient control of Bacillus cereus in fermented foods. Food Microbiol. 2012;31:9-16 pubmed publisher
    b>Bacillus cereus is a foodborne bacterial pathogen that causes diarrhea and vomiting. In this study, the usefulness of bacteriophages to eradicate B. cereus from fermented foods was investigated...
  53. Oda M, Fujita A, Okui K, Miyamoto K, Shibutani M, Takagishi T, et al. Bacillus cereus sphingomyelinase recognizes ganglioside GM3. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013;431:164-8 pubmed publisher
    Sphingomyelinase (SMase) from Bacillus cereus (Bc-SMase) hydrolyzes sphingomyelin (SM) to phosphocholine and ceramide in a divalent metal ion-dependent manner, and is a virulence factor for septicemia...
  54. Jung M, Kim J, Paek W, Lim J, Lee H, Kim P, et al. Bacillus manliponensis sp. nov., a new member of the Bacillus cereus group isolated from foreshore tidal flat sediment. J Microbiol. 2011;49:1027-32 pubmed publisher
    ..16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the isolate belongs to the genus Bacillus, forms a clade with the Bacillus cereus group, and is closely related to Bacillus mycoides (98.5%), Bacillus cereus (98.5%), Bacillus anthracis (98...
  55. Grenha R, Slamti L, Nicaise M, Refes Y, Lereclus D, Nessler S. Structural basis for the activation mechanism of the PlcR virulence regulator by the quorum-sensing signal peptide PapR. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:1047-52 pubmed publisher
    The quorum-sensing regulator PlcR is the master regulator of most known virulence factors in Bacillus cereus. It is a helix-turn-helix (HTH)-type transcription factor activated upon binding of its cognate signaling peptide PapR on a ..
  56. Rather M, Aulakh R, Gill J, Mir A, Hassan M. Detection and sequencing of plasmid encoded tetracycline resistance determinants (tetA and tetB) from food-borne Bacillus cereus isolates. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012;5:709-12 pubmed publisher
    ..of plasmid encoded tetracycline resistance genes (tetA and tetB) from food-borne and standard strains of Bacillus cereus (B. cereus)...
  57. Wang X, Xu F, Wang J, Jin P, Zheng Y. Bacillus cereus AR156 induces resistance against Rhizopus rot through priming of defense responses in peach fruit. Food Chem. 2013;136:400-6 pubmed publisher
    The biocontrol effects of Bacillus cereus AR156 on Rhizopus rot caused by Rhizopus stolonifer in postharvest peach fruit and the possible mechanisms were investigated. The results showed that fruit treated with B...
  58. Thorsen L, Azokpota P, Munk Hansen B, Rønsbo M, Nielsen K, Hounhouigan D, et al. Formation of cereulide and enterotoxins by Bacillus cereus in fermented African locust beans. Food Microbiol. 2011;28:1441-7 pubmed publisher
    ..A total of 19 predominant Bacillus cereus isolates from afitin, iru and sonru, were investigated...
  59. Tran S, Puhar A, Ngo Camus M, Ramarao N. Trypan blue dye enters viable cells incubated with the pore-forming toxin HlyII of Bacillus cereus. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e22876 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that the pore-forming toxin HlyII of Bacillus cereus allows trypan blue staining of macrophage cells, despite the cells remaining viable and metabolically active...
  60. Terry C, Shepherd A, Radford D, Moir A, Bullough P. YwdL in Bacillus cereus: its role in germination and exosporium structure. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e23801 pubmed publisher
    In members of the Bacillus cereus group the outermost layer of the spore is the exosporium, which interacts with hosts and the environment...
  61. Drewnowska J, Swiecicka I. Eco-genetic structure of Bacillus cereus sensu lato populations from different environments in northeastern Poland. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e80175 pubmed publisher
    The Bacillus cereus group, which includes entomopathogens and etiologic agents of foodborne illness or anthrax, persists in various environments. The basis of their ecological diversification remains largely undescribed...
  62. Fukushima T, Allred B, Sia A, Nichiporuk R, Andersen U, Raymond K. Gram-positive siderophore-shuttle with iron-exchange from Fe-siderophore to apo-siderophore by Bacillus cereus YxeB. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:13821-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report that Bacillus cereus YxeB facilitates iron-exchange from Fe-siderophore to apo-siderophore bound to the protein, the first Gram-..
  63. Phung D, Granum P, Dietrich R, Märtlbauer E, Hardy S. Inhibition of cytotoxicity by the Nhe cytotoxin of Bacillus cereus through the interaction of dodecyl maltoside with the NheB component. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2012;330:98-104 pubmed publisher
    ..Nhe ('nonhaemolytic enterotoxin') is a three-component cytotoxin implicated in the pathogenesis of diarrhoea by Bacillus cereus. Nhe forms pores in pure lipid bilayers, but the function of the individual components (NheA, NheB and NheC) ..
  64. Saleem M, Rehman A, Yasmin R, Munir B. Biochemical analysis and investigation on the prospective applications of alkaline protease from a Bacillus cereus strain. Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:6399-408 pubmed publisher
    ..bacterial strain producing extracellular protease activity was isolated from soil and identified as Bacillus cereus by analysis of 16S rRNA...
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