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Inter-kingdom signaling: chemical language between bacteria and host.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19318290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chemical communication between cells ensures coordination of behavior. In prokaryotes, this chemical communication is usually referred to as quorum sensing, while eukaryotic cells signal through hormones. In the past years, a growing number of reports have shown that bacterial quorum sensing signals, called autoinducers, signal to eukaryotic cells, mimicking hormones. Conversely, host hormones can signal to bacterial cells through converging pathways to autoinducer signaling. This inter-kingdom signaling mediates symbiotic and pathogenic relationships between bacteria, mammalian and plant hosts.
Alline R Pacheco; Vanessa Sperandio
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-03-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in microbiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1879-0364     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-13     Completed Date:  2009-08-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815056     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 75390-9048, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena*
Bacterial Proteins
Drosophila Proteins
Host-Pathogen Interactions / physiology*
Mammals / physiology
Membrane Proteins
Plant Physiological Phenomena
Quorum Sensing / physiology*
Symbiosis / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/Drosophila Proteins; 0/Hormones; 0/Membrane Proteins; 0/Rho protein, Drosophila; 0/Trans-Activators

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