The role of quorum sensing in the in vivo virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

@article{Rumbaugh2000TheRO,
  title={The role of quorum sensing in the in vivo virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.},
  author={Kendra P. Rumbaugh and John A. Griswold and Abdul N Hamood},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={2 14},
  pages={1721-31}
}
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes a wide variety of infections. The cell-density-dependent signaling mechanisms known as quorum sensing play a role in several of these infections including corneal, lung and burn wound infections. In addition, the quorum-sensing systems contribute to the ability of P. aeruginosa to form biofilms on medically important devices. The quorum-sensing systems accomplish their effect by controlling the production of different virulence… CONTINUE READING