Title: Quorum sensing in Serratia
Authors: Van Houdt, Rob ×
Givskov, Michael
Michiels, Christiaan #
Issue Date: 25-Mar-2007
Publisher: Published by Elsevier Science Publishers on behalf of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Series Title: FEMS microbiology Reviews vol:31 issue:4 pages:407-424
Abstract: Many bacteria use cell-cell communication to monitor their population density, synchronize their behaviour and socially interact. This communication results in a coordinated gene regulation and is generally called quorum sensing. In gram-negative bacteria, the most common quorum signal molecules are acylated homoserine lactones (AHLs), although other low-molecular-mass signalling molecules have been described such as Autoinducer-2 (AI-2). The phenotypes that are regulated in Serratia species by means of AHLs are remarkably diverse and of profound biological and ecological significance, and often interconnected with other global regulators. Furthermore, AHL- and AI-2-mediated systems (less profoundly studied) are continuously being discovered and explored in Serratia spp., many having interesting twists on the basic theme. Therefore, this review will highlight the current known quorum sensing systems in Serratia spp., including the important nosocomial pathogen Serratia marcescens.
ISSN: 0168-6445
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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