Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Microbiological Research

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Quorum sensing: the cell-cell communication language in Bacteria

It has become increasingly clear that bacterial cells can communicate with each other to facilitate their adaptation to changing environmental conditions by using a cell-cell communication mechanism known as quorum sensing (QS). Bacterial pathogens use quorum sensing signaling systems to synchronize gene expression and coordinate diverse biological functions. Investigation of the molecular mechanisms of quorum sensing could have enormous implications in understanding pathogenesis, and in developing novel approaches to control infectious diseases. Recently, many QS signals have been identified. Among them, the acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) QS signaling system and the diffusible signal factor (DSF) signaling system are arguably the two best-characterized chemical languages used by Gram-negative bacterial species. Identification of novel QS signals and characterization of their signaling regulation mechanism will absolutely enhance our knowledge in the cell-cell communication field. Additionally, the study on the roles of QS signals in interspecies and inter-kingdom communication; and how to control biofilm-associated problems caused by the bacteria are also interesting and valuable. Furthermore, the research progress on the host-microbe interaction field is alsowelcomed.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Quorum sensing
  • Biofilm formation
  • Quorum quenching
  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Intercellular signaling
  • Interspecies communication
  • Host-microbe interaction

Important dates

Submission Deadline: 2014-03-01
Notification of Acceptance: 2014-06-01
Final Version Due: 2014-08-01
Special Issue Publishing Date: 2014-10-01

Chief Guest Editor

Yinyue Deng
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, 61 Biopolis Drive, Singapore
Email: ydeng@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

Guest Editor

Yi-Hu Dong
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, 61 Biopolis Drive, Singapore
Email: dongyh@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Yinyue Deng <yinyue_deng@hotmail.com>