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CHEBI ONTOLOGY - ANNOTATIONS

The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/chebi/. The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

Term:autoinducer
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Accession:CHEBI:71338 term browser browse the term
Definition:A signalling molecule produced and used by bacteria participating in quorum sensing, that is, in cell-cell communication to coordinate community-wide regulation of processes such as biofilm formation, virulence, and bioluminescence in populations of bacteria. Such communication can occur both within and between different species of bacteria.
Synonyms:related_synonym: autoinducers
 xref: Wikipedia:Autoinducer


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  CHEBI ontology 875
    role 855
      biological role 855
        molecular messenger 218
          signalling molecule 29
            autoinducer 0
              (2R,4S)-2-methyltetrahydrofuran-2,3,3,4-tetrol 0
              N-acyl homoserine lactone + 0
              autoinducer-2 0
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