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Int J Mol Sci. 2013 Jun 17;14(6):12607-19. doi: 10.3390/ijms140612607.

Quorum sensing and phytochemicals.

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Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma 64, Avellino 83100, Italy. mena@isa.cnr.it.

Abstract

Most infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, which proliferate within quorum sensing (QS)-mediated biofilms. Efforts to block QS in bacteria and disrupt biofilms have enabled the identification of bioactive molecules that are also produced by plants. This mini review primarily focuses on natural QS inhibitors, which display potential for treating bacterial infections and also enhance the safety of food supply.

PMID:
23774835
PMCID:
PMC3709803
DOI:
10.3390/ijms140612607
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