Quorum sensing and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa during urinary tract infections.

@article{Senturk2012QuorumSA,
  title={Quorum sensing and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa during urinary tract infections.},
  author={Sezgi Senturk and Seyhan Ulusoy and Gulgun Bosgelmez-Tinaz and Aysegul Karahasan Yagci},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={501-7}
}
INTRODUCTION In the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the production of several virulence factors depends on quorum sensing (QS) involving N-acylhomoserine lactone signal molecules. In vitro studies have suggested that the QS system is crucial in the pathogenesis of P. aeruginosa. However, it is unclear whether QS systems of P. aeruginosa play the same role during infections. METHODOLOGY In this study, to explore the contribution of QS systems to the pathogenesis of P. aeruginosa… CONTINUE READING