CHEBI:71338 - autoinducer

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ChEBI Name autoinducer
ChEBI ID CHEBI:71338
Definition A signalling molecule produced and used by bacteria participating in quorum sensing, that is, in cell-cell communication to coordinate community-wide regulation of processes such as biofilm formation, virulence, and bioluminescence in populations of bacteria. Such communication can occur both within and between different species of bacteria.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing autoinducer (CHEBI:71338) is a signalling molecule (CHEBI:62488)
Incoming (2R,4S)-2-methyltetrahydrofuran-2,3,3,4-tetrol (CHEBI:44800) has role autoinducer (CHEBI:71338)
N-acyl homoserine lactone (CHEBI:83169) has role autoinducer (CHEBI:71338)
autoinducer-2 (CHEBI:40646) has role autoinducer (CHEBI:71338)
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autoinducers ChEBI
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Last Modified
29 September 2014