Interference of bacterial cell-to-cell communication: A new concept of antimicrobial chemotherapy breaks antibiotic

Bacteria use a cell-to-cell communication activity termed Quorum sensing to coordinate group behaviors in a cell-density dependent manner. Quorum sensing influences the expression profile of diverse genes, including antibiotic tolerance and virulence determinants, via specific chemical compounds cal...

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Main Authors: Hidetada eHirakawa, Haruyoshi eTomita
Format: Article
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2013-05-01
Series:Frontiers in Microbiology
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