2. Read about quorum sensing as a mechanism of gene expression regulation in bacteria.
3. Explore the sources provided in questions 1 & 2, then answer the questions. You can also look in PubMed for articles on clinical trials for autoinducer treatments.
4. Post what you discover in the discussion area of Canvas:
a. Have any autoinducer inhibitors reached clinical trials? For treatment in which diseases?
b. What are the benefits and limitations of autoinducer inhibitors?
c. What sorts of species comprise the human microbiome?
d. How does quorum sensing contribute to microbial balance in the gut? What’s the connection between quorum sensing and IBD, obesity & diabetes?