Molecular mechanisms of bacterial quorum sensing as a new drug target.

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Bacterial quorum sensing evolved as a means for bacterial communities to rapidly and coordinately change genome expression patterns in response to environmental cues. Each cell in a community produces and responds to a signaling molecule called an autoinducer that serves as an indicator of the population density. A high concentration of autoinducer is… (More)

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@article{Suga2003MolecularMO, title={Molecular mechanisms of bacterial quorum sensing as a new drug target.}, author={Hiroaki Suga and Kristina M. Smith}, journal={Current opinion in chemical biology}, year={2003}, volume={7 5}, pages={586-91} }