Exposure to bile influences biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes

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dc.contributor.author Begley, Máire
dc.contributor.author Kerr, Colm
dc.contributor.author Hill, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-09T15:30:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-09T15:30:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2009-05-28
dc.identifier.citation Begley M, Kerr C, Hill C (2009) Exposure to bile influences biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes. Gut Pathogens 1, 11. doi:10.1186/1757-4749-1-11 en
dc.identifier.volume 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 11 en
dc.identifier.issn 1757-4749
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/114
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1757-4749-1-11
dc.description.abstract In the present study we demonstrate that the initial attachment of Listeria monocytogenes cells to plastic surfaces was significantly increased by growth in the presence of bile. Improved biofilm formation was confirmed by crystal violet staining, microscopy and bioluminescence detection of a luciferase-tagged strain. Enhanced biofilm formation in response to bile may influence the ability of L. monocytogenes to form biofilms in vivo during infection and may contribute to survival of this important pathogen in the human gastrointestinal tract and gallbladder. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland, Centre for Science Engineering and Technology; National Development Plan 2000-2006, Irish Government; European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Research Grant 2008; Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM) Students into Work Grant en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Biomed Central en
dc.rights © 2009 Begley et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 en
dc.subject Biofilms en
dc.subject.lcsh Listeria monocytogenes -- Growth en
dc.title Exposure to bile influences biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Máire Begley, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. E-mail: m.begley@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm Kerr, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. E-mail: colmkerr@gmail.com en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colin Hill, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. E-mail: c.hill@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Gut Pathogens en


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