Tore Benneche

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INTRODUCTION Autoinducer-2 (AI-2) is a widespread communication-signal molecule that allows bacteria to sense and react to environmental factors. In some streptococci AI-2 is reported to be involved in virulence expression and biofilm formation. It has earlier been shown that the alga Delisea pulchra produces bromated furanones, which prevent bacterial(More)
Vibrio harveyi is amongst the most important bacterial pathogens in aquaculture. Novel methods to control this pathogen are needed since many strains have acquired resistance to antibiotics. We previously showed that quorum sensing-disrupting furanones are able to protect brine shrimp larvae against vibriosis. However, a major problem of these compounds is(More)
AIMS Investigate the use of a synthetic brominated furanone (F202) against the establishment of biofilm by Salmonella ser. Agona and E. coli O103:H2 under temperature conditions relevant for the food and feed industry as well as under temperature conditions optimum for growth. METHODS AND RESULTS Effect of F202 on biofilm formation by Salmonella ser.(More)
OBJECTIVES Staphylococcus epidermidis is often associated with biofilm infections related to medical implants. The aim of the present study was to find furanones that decrease biofilm formation without irritative or genotoxic effects, or effects on S. epidermidis growth. METHODS After screening including bioluminescence and biofilm assays, 2 furanones out(More)
The alkA gene of Escherichia coli encodes a DNA glycosylase involved in base excision repair of DNA alkylation damage. In an attempt to define the reactions of the AlkA enzyme with methylated DNA, we discovered that the enzyme released substantial amounts of radioactivity from [methyl-3H]thymidine-labeled DNA even without any exposure of the DNA to(More)
AIMS To study a possible effect of a synthetic brominated furanone on biofilm formation and biofilm resistance to disinfectants in Salmonella enterica. METHODS AND RESULTS The effect of a synthetic furanone on biofilm formation of Salm. enterica serovar Agona and Salm. enterica serovar Typhimurium (11 strains of different origins) was evaluated in a(More)
Frequent use of medical implants has led Staphylococcus epidermidis to develop into an opportunistic pathogen. The virulence is mainly linked to biofilm formation. Infections associated with biofilms are difficult to treat owing to enhanced resistance to antibiotics. Therefore, new and alternative treatments are called for. Bacterial communication is one of(More)
The formation of bacterial biofilms can have negative impacts on industrial processes and are typically difficult to control. The increase of antibiotic resistance, in combination with the requirement for more environmentally focused approaches, has placed pressure on industry and the scientific community to reassess biofilm control strategies. The(More)
Disease caused by antibiotic resistant pathogens is becoming a serious problem, both in human and veterinary medicine. The inhibition of quorum sensing, bacterial cell-to-cell communication, is a promising alternative strategy to control disease. In this study, we determined the quorum sensing-disrupting activity of 20 thiophenones towards the quorum(More)
Escherichia coli are a mutual and foodborne pathogen, causing severe intestinal infections typically characterized by diarrhoea and vomiting. Biofilms are often a common source of pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria. Quorum sensing is a phenomenon where bacteria communicate and initiate the regulation of several virulence factors and biofilm formation.(More)