Patents on quorum quenching: interfering with bacterial communication as a strategy to fight infections.

@article{Romero2012PatentsOQ,
  title={Patents on quorum quenching: interfering with bacterial communication as a strategy to fight infections.},
  author={Manuel Romero and Laura I. Acu{\~n}a and Ana Otero},
  journal={Recent patents on biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          2-12
        }
}
Numerous bacterial functions, such as virulence and biofilm formation, are controlled by a cell densitydependent communication mechanism known as Quorum Sensing (QS), in which small diffusible molecules are released, allowing bacteria to coordinate their behavior once a minimal effective quorum has been reached. The interference with these signaling systems, also known as Quorum Quenching (QQ), represents a promising strategy to tackle bacterial infections. The growing interest in this approach… CONTINUE READING
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