C Berry

Summary

Affiliation: Cardiff University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Genomics: Relative pathogenic values
    Julian Parkhill
    Nature 423:23-5. 2003
  2. doi request reprint The use of structural modelling to infer structure and function in biocontrol agents
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK Electronic address
    J Invertebr Pathol . 2016
  3. doi request reprint Structural classification of insecticidal proteins - Towards an in silico characterisation of novel toxins
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK Electronic address
    J Invertebr Pathol . 2016
  4. ncbi request reprint Plasmepsins as antimalarial targets
    C Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, PO Box 911, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3US, Wales, UK
    Curr Opin Drug Discov Devel 3:624-9. 2000
  5. pmc HIV proteinase inhibitors target the Ddi1-like protein of Leishmania parasites
    Rhian E White
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    FASEB J 25:1729-36. 2011
  6. pmc The Cry48Aa-Cry49Aa binary toxin from Bacillus sphaericus exhibits highly restricted target specificity
    Gareth W Jones
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3US, UK
    Environ Microbiol 10:2418-24. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Metrics-based assessments of research: incentives for 'institutional plagiarism'?
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3US, UK
    Sci Eng Ethics 19:337-40. 2013
  8. doi request reprint The bacterium, Lysinibacillus sphaericus, as an insect pathogen
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK
    J Invertebr Pathol 109:1-10. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Inside protein structures: Teaching in three dimensions
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, United Kingdom
    Biochem Mol Biol Educ 38:425-9. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint A distinct member of the aspartic proteinase gene family from the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum
    C Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK
    FEBS Lett 447:149-54. 1999

Collaborators

  • N Crickmore
  • Margaret C Wirth
  • Arieh Zaritsky
  • J Parkhill
  • Alejandra Bravo
  • H Ernest Schnepf
  • R G Ridley
  • Mark Itsko
  • Gareth W Jones
  • Zhiming Yuan
  • Yankun Yang
  • Rhian E White
  • M M Abdoarrahem
  • Xiaomin Hu
  • David J Powell
  • Jianping Yan
  • Enying Wu
  • Robert Manasherob
  • Katherine Gammon
  • Claudia Stein
  • Sheraz Gul
  • Ruud A de Maagd
  • Mark R Partridge
  • B N Dancer
  • K Gammon
  • Rose G Monnerat
  • Qibin Li
  • Wei Dong
  • Haizhou Liu
  • Wei Fan
  • Bei Han
  • Dasheng Zheng
  • Meiying Gao
  • Liwei Wang
  • Liang Jun
  • Vinicius Fiuza Dumas
  • Rose Gomes Monnerat
  • Yongming Yuan
  • Christina Nielsen-LeRoux
  • Adelaida Gaviria
  • Steven J Hope
  • Shmuel Cohen
  • Cláudia M F de Oliveira
  • Leda Regis
  • Nadine Sela-Baranes
  • Eitan Ben-Dov
  • Tanya Chalmers
  • Maria Helena N L Silva Filha
  • Brian N Dancer
  • Martin G Smyth
  • Marie Mazzulla
  • Andrew Morby
  • Earl May
  • Richard Brown

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Genomics: Relative pathogenic values
    Julian Parkhill
    Nature 423:23-5. 2003
  2. doi request reprint The use of structural modelling to infer structure and function in biocontrol agents
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK Electronic address
    J Invertebr Pathol . 2016
    ..Consistent modelling results may indicate useful approximations to actual protein structures and can thus allow the generation of hypotheses regarding activity that can be tested experimentally...
  3. doi request reprint Structural classification of insecticidal proteins - Towards an in silico characterisation of novel toxins
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK Electronic address
    J Invertebr Pathol . 2016
    ..This is encouraging from the prospective of being able to use computational tools to predict toxin targets from their sequences, however more structure/function data are still required to reliably inform such predictions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Plasmepsins as antimalarial targets
    C Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, PO Box 911, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3US, Wales, UK
    Curr Opin Drug Discov Devel 3:624-9. 2000
    ..Since the sequences of plasmepsin III and the histo-aspartic protein are considerably different from those of human aspartic proteinases, they may be better potential targets for drug design...
  5. pmc HIV proteinase inhibitors target the Ddi1-like protein of Leishmania parasites
    Rhian E White
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    FASEB J 25:1729-36. 2011
    ..Our results show that Ddi1 proteins are targets of HIV proteinase inhibitors and indicates the Leishmania Ddi1 as the likely target for these drugs and a potential target for antiparasitic therapy...
  6. pmc The Cry48Aa-Cry49Aa binary toxin from Bacillus sphaericus exhibits highly restricted target specificity
    Gareth W Jones
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3US, UK
    Environ Microbiol 10:2418-24. 2008
    ..Co-administration of Cry49Aa with Cry4Aa gives higher than predicted toxicity, perhaps suggesting weak synergism against Culex larvae between Cry49Aa and other three-domain Cry toxins...
  7. doi request reprint Metrics-based assessments of research: incentives for 'institutional plagiarism'?
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3US, UK
    Sci Eng Ethics 19:337-40. 2013
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  8. doi request reprint The bacterium, Lysinibacillus sphaericus, as an insect pathogen
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK
    J Invertebr Pathol 109:1-10. 2012
    ..Future studies of these could well lead to novel potent and environmentally compatible insecticidal products for controlling a range of insect pests and vectors of disease...
  9. doi request reprint Inside protein structures: Teaching in three dimensions
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, United Kingdom
    Biochem Mol Biol Educ 38:425-9. 2010
    ..Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 425-429, 2010...
  10. ncbi request reprint A distinct member of the aspartic proteinase gene family from the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum
    C Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK
    FEBS Lett 447:149-54. 1999
    ..In this event, since no counterpart is known to exist in humans, it affords an attractive potential target against which to develop new anti-malarial drugs...
  11. pmc Complete sequence and organization of pBtoxis, the toxin-coding plasmid of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis
    Colin Berry
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:5082-95. 2002
    ..The most striking of these are several genes potentially affecting host sporulation and germination and a set of genes for the production and export of a peptide antibiotic...
  12. pmc Genetic basis for alkaline activation of germination in Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis
    M M Abdoarrahem
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3TL, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:6410-3. 2009
    ..Expression of just three genes constituting a previously identified, putative ger operon from this plasmid is sufficient to produce the same phenotype and characterizes this operon as a genetic determinant of alkaline activation...
  13. pmc Transcriptional analysis of the toxin-coding plasmid pBtoxis from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis
    Claudia Stein
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3US, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:1771-6. 2006
    ..Several of these sequences, including eight with similarities to the sequences of known transcriptional regulators, may influence wider gene regulation and thus may alter the phenotype of the host bacterium...
  14. pmc Conjugal transfer of a toxin-coding megaplasmid from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis to mosquitocidal strains of Bacillus sphaericus
    Katherine Gammon
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3US, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:1766-70. 2006
    ..The stability of the plasmid in the B. sphaericus host was moderate during vegetative growth, but segregational instability was observed, which led to substantial rates of plasmid loss during sporulation...
  15. ncbi request reprint A new Cry toxin with a unique two-component dependency from Bacillus sphaericus
    Gareth W Jones
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Museum Ave, Cardiff CF10 3US, UK
    FASEB J 21:4112-20. 2007
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  16. pmc Proteolytic stability of insecticidal toxins expressed in recombinant bacilli
    Yankun Yang
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3US, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:218-25. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Insecticidal activity of the Bacillus sphaericus Mtx1 toxin against Chironomus riparus
    Mark R Partridge
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, P O Box 911, CF10 3US, Wales, UK
    J Invertebr Pathol 79:135-6. 2002
  18. pmc Complete genome sequence of the mosquitocidal bacterium Bacillus sphaericus C3-41 and comparison with those of closely related Bacillus species
    Xiaomin Hu
    Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, China
    J Bacteriol 190:2892-902. 2008
    ..Knowledge of the genome sequence of B. sphaericus C3-41 thus increases our understanding of the bacilli and may also offer prospects for future genetic improvement of this important biological control agent...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cyt1Ca from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis: production in Escherichia coli and comparison of its biological activities with those of other Cyt-like proteins
    Robert Manasherob
    Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 653, Be er Sheva 84105, Israel
    Microbiology 152:2651-9. 2006
    ..Furthermore, in contrast to Cyt1Aa, Cyt1Ca did not lyse sheep erythrocytes, and it was not bactericidal to the host cell...
  20. ncbi request reprint What's the difference
    Colin Berry
    QJM 96:953-4. 2003
  21. pmc Staphylococcus aureus DNA ligase: characterization of its kinetics of catalysis and development of a high-throughput screening compatible chemiluminescent hybridization protection assay
    Sheraz Gul
    Assay Development and Compound Profiling, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, New Frontiers Science Park North, Third Avenue, Harlow, Essex CM19 4AW, UK
    Biochem J 383:551-9. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a cryptic plasmid from Bacillus sphaericus strain LP1-G
    Enying Wu
    Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
    Plasmid 57:296-305. 2007
    ..6-kb fragment, which was composed of rep gene and dso. These data are a good basis for the understanding of replication mechanisms and genetics of this B. sphaericus plasmid...
  23. pmc Mtx toxins synergize Bacillus sphaericus and Cry11Aa against susceptible and insecticide-resistant Culex quinquefasciatus larvae
    Margaret C Wirth
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:6066-71. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Structure, diversity, and evolution of protein toxins from spore-forming entomopathogenic bacteria
    Ruud A de Maagd
    Plant Research International B V, 6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands
    Annu Rev Genet 37:409-33. 2003
    ..Recombination between toxin genes and sequence divergence has resulted in a wide range of host specificities...