Characterisation of the yenI/yenR locus from Yersinia enterocolitica mediating the synthesis of two N-acylhomoserine lactone signal molecules.

Yersinia enterocolitica produces compounds capable of transcriptionally activating the Photobacterium fischeri bioluminescence (lux) operon. Using high-performance liquid chromatography, high resolution tandem mass spectrometry in conjunction with chemical synthesis, two signal molecules were identified and shown to be N-hexanoyl-L-homoserine lactone (HHL… (More)