Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(6), 12607-12619; doi:10.3390/ijms140612607
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Quorum Sensing and Phytochemicals

Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma 64, Avellino 83100, Italy
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Received: 17 May 2013; in revised form: 31 May 2013 / Accepted: 4 June 2013 / Published: 17 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quorum Sensing Research in Microbial Systems)
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Abstract: Most infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, which proliferate within quorum sensing (QS)-mediated biofilms. Efforts to block QS in bacteria and disrupt biofilms have enabled the identification of bioactive molecules that are also produced by plants. This mini review primarily focuses on natural QS inhibitors, which display potential for treating bacterial infections and also enhance the safety of food supply.
Keywords: quorum sensing; phytochemicals

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Nazzaro, F.; Fratianni, F.; Coppola, R. Quorum Sensing and Phytochemicals. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 12607-12619.

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Nazzaro F, Fratianni F, Coppola R. Quorum Sensing and Phytochemicals. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(6):12607-12619.

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Nazzaro, Filomena; Fratianni, Florinda; Coppola, Raffaele. 2013. "Quorum Sensing and Phytochemicals." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 6: 12607-12619.

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