Silencing cholera’s ‘social media’

Posted by on May 24, 2016 6:47 pm
Categories: health

Bacteria use a form of ‘social media’ communication, quorum sensing, to monitor how many of their species are in the neighborhood. This is important in the pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae, the cause of cholera. In a new study scientists explore the molecular mechanism whereby the quorum sensing response regulator LuxO regulates V. cholerae’s pathogenicity.

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