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Authors: Tobias, Nicholas J.
Brehm, Jannis
Kresovic, Darko
Brameyer, Sophie
Bode, Helge B.
Heermann, Ralf
Title: New vocabulary for bacterial communication
Online publication date: 23-May-2022
Language: english
Abstract: Quorum sensing (QS) is widely accepted as a procedure that bacteria use to converse. However, prevailing thinking places acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) at the forefront of this communication pathway in Gram-negative bacteria. With the advent of high-throughput genomics and the subsequent influx of bacterial genomes, bioinformatics analysis has determined that the genes encoding AHL biosynthesis, originally discovered to be indispensable for QS (LuxI-like proteins and homologues), are often absent in QS-capable bacteria. Instead, the sensing protein (LuxR-like proteins) is present with an apparent inability to produce any outgoing AHL signal. Recently, several signals for these LuxR solos have been identified. Herein, advances in the field of QS are discussed, with a particular focus on recent research in the field of bacterial cell–cell communication.
DDC: 570 Biowissenschaften
570 Life sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 10 Biologie
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY-NC-ND
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Journal: ChemBioChem
Pages or article number: 759
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Publisher place: Weinheim
Issue date: 2020
ISSN: 1439-7633
Publisher DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201900580
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