Germination of Bacillus cereus spores is induced by germinants from differentiated caco-2 cells, a human cell line mimicking the epithelial cells of the small intestine

L.M. Wijnands, J.B. Dufrenne, F.M. van Leusden, T. Abee

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Abstract

Spores of 11 enterotoxigenic strains of Bacillus cereus isolated from foods and humans adhered with similar efficiencies to Caco-2 cells, whereas subsequent germination triggering was observed with only 8 of these strains. Notably, Hep-2 cells did not trigger germination, while spores of all strains displayed similar germination efficiencies in brain heart infusion broth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5052-5054
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume73
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • l-alanine
  • inosine
  • atcc-14579
  • adhesion

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