Structural identification of a bacterial quorum-sensing signal containing boron

@article{Chen2002StructuralIO,
  title={Structural identification of a bacterial quorum-sensing signal containing boron},
  author={X. Chen and S. Schauder and N. Potier and A. Dorsselaer and I. Pelczer and B. Bassler and F. Hughson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={415},
  pages={545-549}
}
Cell–cell communication in bacteria is accomplished through the exchange of extracellular signalling molecules called autoinducers. This process, termed quorum sensing, allows bacterial populations to coordinate gene expression. Community cooperation probably enhances the effectiveness of processes such as bioluminescence, virulence factor expression, antibiotic production and biofilm development. Unlike other autoinducers, which are specific to a particular species of bacteria, a recently… Expand
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