A monocarboxylic acid amide resulting from the formal condensation of a carboxylic acid with the amino group of homoserine lactone. A class of autoinducers generally involved in bacterial quorum sensing.
This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
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.