Special Issue "Quorum Sensing Research in Microbial Systems"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jun Zhu
Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 211A Johnson Pavilion, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6076, USA
Website: http://www.med.upenn.edu/micro/faculty/zhu.html
E-Mail: junzhu@mail.med.upenn.edu
Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; host-microbe interaction; signal transduction; quorum sensing; gene regulation; biofilms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Single-celled bacteria are able to produce and respond to small diffusible molecules called autoinducers. These molecules accumulate as cell density increases and regulate the expression of a range of genes to control a variety of physiological functions, in a process known as quorum sensing (QS). Many species of bacteria exchange chemical signals to help them monitor their population densities. Not long ago, it was thought that QS was a rare phenomenon limited to a few bacterial species. Recently, however, many new examples of interbacterial signaling have been reported. Among them, acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) QS signaling systems are arguably the best-understood chemical language used by Gram-negative bacteria. QS systems fundamentally blur the distinction between unicellular and multicellular forms of life. Many QS systems are also extremely important to human health, since they regulate virulence determinants in bacterial pathogens.

Prof. Dr. Jun Zhu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • quorum sensing
  • bacterial communication
  • autoinducers
  • multicellularity
  • quorum quenching
  • intercellular signaling
  • signal transduction
  • small RNAs

Published Papers (21 papers)

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(4), 6328-6342; doi:10.3390/ijms15046328
Received: 4 July 2013; in revised form: 21 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(1), 654-669; doi:10.3390/ijms15010654
Received: 28 October 2013; in revised form: 15 December 2013 / Accepted: 18 December 2013 / Published: 7 January 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(10), 20578-20596; doi:10.3390/ijms141020578
Received: 1 August 2013; in revised form: 13 September 2013 / Accepted: 1 October 2013 / Published: 15 October 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(10), 19976-19986; doi:10.3390/ijms141019976
Received: 31 May 2013; in revised form: 16 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 September 2013 / Published: 8 October 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(9), 19309-19340; doi:10.3390/ijms140919309
Received: 5 July 2013; in revised form: 13 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 September 2013 / Published: 23 September 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(9), 18470-18487; doi:10.3390/ijms140918470
Received: 2 July 2013; in revised form: 23 August 2013 / Accepted: 26 August 2013 / Published: 6 September 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(9), 17694-17728; doi:10.3390/ijms140917694
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 9 August 2013 / Accepted: 9 August 2013 / Published: 29 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(9), 17477-17500; doi:10.3390/ijms140917477
Received: 31 May 2013; in revised form: 23 July 2013 / Accepted: 16 August 2013 / Published: 26 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 17122-17146; doi:10.3390/ijms140817122
Received: 2 July 2013; in revised form: 8 August 2013 / Accepted: 12 August 2013 / Published: 20 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 16901-16916; doi:10.3390/ijms140816901
Received: 27 May 2013; in revised form: 18 July 2013 / Accepted: 22 July 2013 / Published: 16 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 16570-16599; doi:10.3390/ijms140816570
Received: 10 July 2013; in revised form: 25 July 2013 / Accepted: 1 August 2013 / Published: 9 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 16473-16484; doi:10.3390/ijms140816473
Received: 4 June 2013; Accepted: 26 July 2013 / Published: 8 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 16386-16401; doi:10.3390/ijms140816386
Received: 25 June 2013; in revised form: 24 July 2013 / Accepted: 26 July 2013 / Published: 7 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 16321-16332; doi:10.3390/ijms140816321
Received: 8 April 2013; in revised form: 1 June 2013 / Accepted: 26 July 2013 / Published: 7 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(7), 14607-14619; doi:10.3390/ijms140714607
Received: 30 May 2013; in revised form: 25 June 2013 / Accepted: 26 June 2013 / Published: 12 July 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(7), 13727-13747; doi:10.3390/ijms140713727
Received: 30 May 2013; in revised form: 20 June 2013 / Accepted: 24 June 2013 / Published: 2 July 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(7), 13360-13376; doi:10.3390/ijms140713360
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 19 June 2013 / Accepted: 20 June 2013 / Published: 27 June 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(6), 12607-12619; doi:10.3390/ijms140612607
Received: 17 May 2013; in revised form: 31 May 2013 / Accepted: 4 June 2013 / Published: 17 June 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(6), 12186-12204; doi:10.3390/ijms140612186
Received: 6 May 2013; in revised form: 23 May 2013 / Accepted: 27 May 2013 / Published: 6 June 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(5), 10570-10581; doi:10.3390/ijms140510570
Received: 19 April 2013; in revised form: 9 May 2013 / Accepted: 10 May 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(5), 8841-8868; doi:10.3390/ijms14058841
Received: 28 February 2013; in revised form: 10 April 2013 / Accepted: 12 April 2013 / Published: 24 April 2013
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