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Inter-kingdom signalling: communication between bacteria and their hosts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18197168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Microorganisms and their hosts communicate with each other through an array of hormonal signals. This cross-kingdom cell-to-cell signalling involves small molecules, such as hormones that are produced by eukaryotes and hormone-like chemicals that are produced by bacteria. Cell-to-cell signalling between bacteria, usually referred to as quorum sensing, was initially described as a means by which bacteria achieve signalling in microbial communities to coordinate gene expression within a population. Recent evidence shows, however, that quorum-sensing signalling is not restricted to bacterial cell-to-cell communication, but also allows communication between microorganisms and their hosts.
David T Hughes; Vanessa Sperandio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Microbiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1740-1534     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat. Rev. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-16     Completed Date:  2008-02-04     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101190261     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
4-Butyrolactone / analogs & derivatives,  metabolism
Acyl-Butyrolactones / metabolism
Bacteria / pathogenicity*
Eukaryotic Cells / microbiology*
Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
Hormones / metabolism
Host-Pathogen Interactions*
Plants / microbiology*
Signal Transduction*
Grant Support
P01 AI055637/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; P01 AI055637-010005/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; R01 AI053067/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; R01 AI053067-06/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; R21 AI054468/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; R21 AI054468-01/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01 AI077853/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01 AI077853-01/AI/NIAID NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acyl-Butyrolactones; 0/Hormones; 76924-95-3/N-(3-oxohexanoyl)-3-aminodihydro-2(3H)-furanone; OL659KIY4X/4-Butyrolactone

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