Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 12023073
FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 2002 Apr;210(1):25-31
The proteome of a Listeria monocytogenes strain isolated from a food plant was investigated to study the differential protein pattern expressed by biofilms and planktonic bacteria. The approach used in this study was a combination of two-dimensional electrophoresis, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight and database searches for the protein identification. Thirty-one proteins varied significantly between the two growth conditions. Twenty-two and nine proteins were up- and down-regulated respectively and nine proteins were successfully identified. The variations of the protein patterns indicated that the biofilm development is probably controlled by specific regulation of protein expression involved at various levels of cellular physiology.