A role for type I signal peptidase in Staphylococcus aureus quorum sensing.

The Staphylococcus aureus Agr quorum-sensing system modulates the expression of extracellular virulence factors. The Agr system is controlled by an autoinducing peptide (AIP) molecule that is secreted during growth. In the AIP biosynthetic pathway, two proteolytic events are required to remove the leader and tail segments of AgrD, the peptide precursor of… CONTINUE READING