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  • n. Any of several compounds, synthesized by bacteria, that have signalling functions in quorum sensing


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  • One thing that is known, he said, is that bacterial cells communicate via autoinducer or

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  • Hanzelka BL, Greenberg EP (1995) Evidence that the N-terminal region of the Vibrio fischeri LuxR protein constitutes an autoinducer-binding domain.

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  • The bacteria can act in concert because they routinely release a molecule called an autoinducer into their environment.

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  • E. coli to express three proteins in response to an autoinducer called AHL: an enzyme that produces more AHL, a fluorescent protein and a chemical "off switch" that can shut down expression of all three proteins once AHL reaches a certain concentration.

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  • Because the exits were a source of the exogenously added autoinducer, this type of distribution of fluorescence in the colony was inconsistent with the possibility that autoinducer did not reach cells in the internal regions.

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  • In the presence of exogenously added autoinducer supplied with the medium

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  • In an earlier study, Dr. Bassler and colleagues discovered a class of small molecules that prevented a key autoinducer called acylhomoserine lactone (AHL) from binding to LuxN.

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  • Zhang M, Sun K, Sun L (2008) Regulation of autoinducer 2 production and luxS expression in a pathogenic Edwardsiella tarda strain.

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  • Edwardsiella tarda rpoS: effect on serum resistance, chondroitinase activity, biofilm formation, and autoinducer synthetases expression.

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