Chapter 7. Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonads

  1. Prof. Dr. Bernd H. A. Rehm
  1. S. P. Diggle1,
  2. S. Heeb1,
  3. J. F. Dubern1,
  4. M. P. Fletcher1,
  5. S. A. Crusz1,
  6. P. Williams2 and
  7. M. Cámara1

Published Online: 31 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch7

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

How to Cite

Diggle, S. P., Heeb, S., Dubern, J. F., Fletcher, M. P., Crusz, S. A., Williams, P. and Cámara, M. (2008) Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonads, in Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory (ed B. H. A. Rehm), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Nottingham, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK

  2. 2

    University of Nottingham, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Center for Biomolecular Sciences, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527319145

Online ISBN: 9783527622009

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Keywords:

  • quorum sensing;
  • pseudomonads;
  • AHL QS in Pseudomonas aeruginosa;
  • AHL-dependent QS;
  • AHQ-dependent QS;
  • Gac/Rsm system in Pseudomonads;
  • infection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Quorum Sensing

  • AHL QS in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • AHL-Dependent QS in Other Pseudomonads

  • AHQ-Dependent QS in Pseudomonads

    • Regulation and Biosynthesis of AHQs

    • Function of AHQs in P. aeruginosa

    • AHQs in Other Pseudomonads

  • Gac/Rsm System in Pseudomonads

    • Gac/Rsm as the Principal QS System

    • Gac/Rsm as a QS Fine-tuning System

  • QS and Infection

    • Role of QS in the Pathogenesis of P. aeruginosa Infections

    • Evidence for QS In vivo

    • QS and Biofilms in P. aeruginosa

    • QS Molecules and the Host

    • Disruption of QS Represents a Novel Approach for Managing P. aeruginosa Infections

  • Conclusions

  • References