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Bacterial cell-to-cell communication : sorry, can't talk now - gone to lunch!

Winzer, Klaus and Hardie, Kim R. and Williams, Paul (2002) Bacterial cell-to-cell communication : sorry, can't talk now - gone to lunch! Current Opinion in Microbiology, 5 (2). pp. 216-222. ISSN 1369-5274

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Abstract

The identification of novel bacterial cell-to-cell communication (quorum sensing) systems based on diffusible signal molecules, such as indole and the LuxS autoinducer-2, requires discrimination between true signalling molecules and metabolites present in culture supernatants. This depends on rigorous chemical characterisation and demonstration that the molecule controls cellular responses beyond those required to metabolise or detoxify the signal.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Current Opinion in Microbiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: quorum sensing ; autoinducer ; cell-to-cell signaling ; conditioned medium ; LuxS ; AI-2 ; signal molecule
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 9557
Deposited By: Dr Klaus Winzer
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2008 11:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:17
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/9557

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