alexa Biofilm Related to Animal Health, Zoonosis and Food Transmitted Diseases: Alternative Targets for Antimicrobial Strategy?
ISSN: 1948-5948

Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology
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Biofilm Related to Animal Health, Zoonosis and Food Transmitted Diseases: Alternative Targets for Antimicrobial Strategy?

Domenico Schillaci1* and Maria Vitale2

1Department of STEMBIO, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via Archirafi 32, 90123-Palermo, Italy

2Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia (IZS) “A. Mirri”, Via Gino Marinuzzi 3, 90129-Palermo, Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Domenico Schillaci
Department of STEMBIO
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Via Archirafi 32
90123-Palermo, Italy
Tel: +3909123891914
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: September 21, 2012; Accepted Date: September 22, 2012; Published Date: September 25, 2012

Citation: Schillaci D, Vitale M (2012) Biofilm Related to Animal Health, Zoonosis and Food Transmitted Diseases: Alternative Targets for Antimicrobial Strategy? J Microbial Biochem Technol 4: vii-x. doi: 10.4172/1948-5948.1000e108

Copyright: © 2012 Schillaci D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The biofilm is a complex community of microbial cells that are associated with a surface and enclosed in a self-produced biopolymer matrix. Such structured community is a response of bacteria to a signal system named quorum sensing (QS) constituted by inter-cell communication through the production of small molecules called autoinducers (AIs) that trigger a cascade of events in gene expression. When the concentration of the AIs molecules reach a certain threshold, the bacterial population acts as a single organism, collectively expressing virulence or biofilm forming genes. Gram-positive bacteria use modified oligopeptides as QS effectors molecules.

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