In staphylococci, autoinducing peptides activate agr, a global regulator of the expression of genes encoding virulence factors and other exoproteins. During the past year, there have been major advances in the structure- function analysis of these peptides and the regulation of a virulence factor by an autoinducing peptide in pneumococci has been demonstrated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases