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UV response

  1. Julianne Forman et al.:Photobiological and thermal effects of photoactivating UVA light doses on cell cultures.Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2007, 6, 649–658,649
  2. Jaime L. Matta et al.:Environmental UV-A and UV-B Threshold Doses for Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Fibroblasts.Photochemistry and Photobiology,2005,81,563–568

Bacterial Communication(Quorum Sensing)


  1. Michiko E. Taga. Bonnie L.Bassler.:Chemical communication among bacteria.PNAS.November 25, 2003,100.suppl.2
  2. Melissa B. Miller and Bonnie L. Bassler.:QUORUM SENSING IN BACTERIA.annurev.micro.


  1. Rong-guang Zhang et al.:Structure of a bacterial quorumsensing transcription factor complexed with pheromone and DNA.NATURE 417,2002,971-974
  2. Margret I. Moré et al.:Enzymatic Synthesis of a Quorum-Sensing Autoinducer Through Use of Defined Substrates.PNAS.1996.272.1655-1658.
  3. M. R. PARSEK et al.: Acyl homoserine-lactone quorum-sensing signal generation.PNAS.96.pp.4363.1999.Biochemistry
  4. ANDERSEN et al.:gfp-Based N-Acyl Homoserine-Lactone Sensor Systems for Detection of Bacterial Communication.Vol. 67, No. 2.575–585.2001.APPL. ENVIRON. MICROBIOL.
  5. L Ravn. et al.:Methods for detecting acylated homoserine lactones produced by Gram-negative bacteria and their application in studies of AHL-production kinetics.Journal of Microbiological Methods.44(2001).239-251

Vibrio fischeri

  1. A. L. SCHAEFER et al.:Generation of cell-to-cell signals in quorum sensing:Acyl homoserine lactone synthase activity of a purified Vibrio fischeri LuxI protein.PNAS.93, pp. 9507, September 1996,Biochemistry
  2. C. H. al.:Directed evolution of Vibrio fischeri LuxR for increased sensitivity to a broad spectrum of acyl-homoserine lactones.Mol.Microbiol.2005.55(3).712–723

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  1. Raychaudhuri.A et al.:Chemical Mechanism and Substrate Specificity of RhlI, an Acylhomoserine Lactone Synthase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.Biochemistry,44(8),2974 -2981,2005
  2. J P al.:Structure of the autoinducer required for expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence genes.PNAS,4,1994,91,No. 1 ,197-201
  3. M K Winson et al.:Multiple N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone signal molecules regulate production of virulence determinants and secondary metabolites in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.PNAS,(1995),92No.20,9427-9431


  1. Chhabra, S. R. et al.:AUTOREGULATION OF CARBAPENEM BIOSYNTHESIS IN Erwinia carotovora BY ANALOGUES OF N-(3-OXOHEXANOYL)-L-HOMOSERINE LACTONE,(1993) J. Antibiot. 46, 441-454.


  1. L. Steindler.V.Venturi.:Detection of quorum sensing N-acyl homoserine lactone signal molecules by bacterial biosensors.FEMS Microbiol Lett 266 (2007) 1-9L.
  2. M.K Winson et al.:Construction and analysis of luxCDABE-based plasmid sensors for investigating N-acyl homoserine lactone-mediated quorum sensing.FEMS Microbiology Letters 163 (1998) 185-192
  3. K.M.GRAY et al.Interchangeability and Specificity of Components from the Quorum-Sensing Regulatory Systems of Vibrio fischeri and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.J.BACTERIOL.176,1994,3076-3080
  4. FK Balagadde et al.:A synthetic Escherichia coli predator–prey ecosystem.Molecular Systems Biology 4:187,2008
  5. K. Brenner et al.:Engineered bidirectional communication mediates a consensus in a microbial biofilm–17304
  6. C. H. Collins. et al.:Dual selection enhances the signaling specificity of a variant of the quorum-sensing transcriptional activator LuxR.Nature Biotechnology 24, 708 - 712 (2006)
  7. B. Koch. et al.:The LuxR receptor: the sites of interaction with quorum-sensing signals and inhibitors.Microbiology 151 (2005),3589-3602

Positive Feedback Loops(PFLs))

  1. D. J. Sayut et al.:Construction and Engineering of Positive Feedback Loops.ACS Chemical Biology.1.No.11.(2006)
  2. D. J. Sayut et al.:Noise and kinetics of LuxR positive feedback loops.Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.363(3),2007,667-673.


  1. Wang et al.:Specificity and Enzyme Kinetics of the Quorum-quenching N-Acyl Homoserine Lactone Lactonase (AHL-lactonase).J. Biol. Chem.279(14),13645-13651,2004.


  1. Cox RS III, Surette MG,Elowitz MB.:Programming gene expression with combinatorial promoters Mol Syst Biol. 2007 Nov 13;3:145.


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  2. T Nagai. et al.:A variant of yellow fluorescent protein with fast and efficient maturation for cell-biological applications.Nature Biotechnology,20,87 - 90,(2002)
  3. Shaner et al.: Improved monomeric red, orange and yellow fluorescent proteins derived from Discosoma sp. red fluorescent protein. Nat. Biotechnol. 22, 1567-1572 (2004)