Quorum Sensing Reagents

Quorum sensing is a signaling system used by bacteria to coordinate gene expression, biofilm formation, virulence and antibiotic resistance based upon their
population density. The system involves the exchange of signaling molecules among bacteria via cell receptors. Next to the potential antimicrobial functionality, quorum-sensing molecules are recently investigated for their use in immunology and oncology, based on findings that they can modulate prokaryote-eukaryote signaling and due to the similarities between the bacterial quorum-sensing mechanisms and the metastatic process initiated by tumor cells. Chemodex offers the largest panel of Quorum Sensing Agents and Inhibitors.

N-(3-Hydroxyoctanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone

N-(3-Hydroxyoctanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone

CDX-H0206 10 mg | 25 mg

A small diffusible signaling molecule. Member of the
N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) family.