Deciphering bacterial language

Vanessa Sperandio

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Vibrio cholerae produces cholera autoinducer-1 (CAI-1), a signaling molecule previously believed to be synthesized by the CqsA enzyme. Here it is shown that CqsA does not directly synthesize CAI-1; instead, it synthesizes amino-CAI-1, which is then converted into CAI-1 in a CqsA-independent manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)870-871
Number of pages2
JournalNature chemical biology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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