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Quorum sensing is a regulatory system used by bacteria for controlling gene expression in response to increasing cell density.1 This regulatory process manifests itself with a variety of phenotypes including biofilm formation and virulence factor production.2 Coordinated gene expression is achieved by the production, release, and detection of small diffusible signal molecules called autoinducers. The N-
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3. Cegelski, L., Marshall, G.R., Eldridge, G.R., et al. The biology and future prospects of antivirulence therapies. Nat Rev Microbiol 6(1) 17-27 (2008).
Penalver, C.G.N., Morin, D., Cantet, F., et al. Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 produces a novel type of acyl-
Zhu, J., Beaber, J.W., Moré, M.I., et al. Analogs of the autoinducer 3-
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