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Enhancing pili assembly and biofilm formation in Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC19606 using non-native acyl-homoserine lactones

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, March 2015
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Title
Enhancing pili assembly and biofilm formation in Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC19606 using non-native acyl-homoserine lactones
Published in
BMC Microbiology, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12866-015-0397-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Li-mei Luo, Li-juan Wu, Yu-ling Xiao, Dan Zhao, Zhi-xing Chen, Mei Kang, Qi Zhang, Yi Xie

Abstract

Quorum Sensing (QS) systems influence biofilm formation, an important virulence factor related to the bacterial survival and antibiotic resistance. In Acinetobacter baumannii, biofilm formation depends on pili biosynthesis, structures assembled via the csuA/BABCDE chaperone-usher secretion system. QS signaling molecules are hypothesized to affect pili formation; however, the mechanism behind this remains unclear. This study aimed to demonstrate the possible role of QS signaling molecules in regulating pili formation and mediating the ability to form biofilms on abiotic surfaces.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 105 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 22%
Unspecified 14 13%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 10 10%
Researcher 9 9%
Other 20 19%
Unknown 18 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 15%
Unspecified 15 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 14 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 9%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 20 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 April 2015.
All research outputs
#2,857,274
of 22,796,179 outputs
Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#232
of 3,187 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#37,768
of 258,831 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#5
of 64 outputs
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