Anti-quorum sensing activity of medicinal plants in southern Florida.

@article{Adonizio2006AntiquorumSA,
  title={Anti-quorum sensing activity of medicinal plants in southern Florida.},
  author={Allison L Adonizio and Kelsey R. Downum and Bradley C. Bennett and Kalai Mathee},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={427-35}
}
Bacterial intercellular communication, or quorum sensing (QS), controls the pathogenesis of many medically important organisms. Anti-QS compounds are known to exist in marine algae and have the ability to attenuate bacterial pathogenicity. We hypothesized that terrestrial plants traditionally used as medicines may also produce anti-QS compounds. To test this hypothesis, 50 medicinal plants from southern Florida were screened for anti-QS activity using two biomonitor strains, Chromobacterium… CONTINUE READING

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