homoserine


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homoserine

[hə′mäs·ə‚rēn]
(biochemistry)
C4H9O3N An amino acid formed as an intermediate product in animals in the metabolic breakdown of cystathionine to cysteine.
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coli and Arabidopsis each contain two distinct genes that code for a bifunctional protein with both aspartate kinase and homoserine dehydrogenase activities.
To illustrate software utilization in the study of these enzymes and possible differences in the three organisms studied, aspartate kinase and homoserine dehydrogenase were selected for amino acid sequence comparisons.
Among the most common chemical "words" in the marine environment are modified amino acids called acylated homoserine lactones, or AHLs.
In Gram negative bacteria, the main signaling molecules are acyl homoserine lactones.
Addition of homoserine lactone to the medium containing the mutant biofilms resulted in biofilms similar to the wild type with respect to structure and thickness.
We want to see if we can alter this carrot gene to regulate the amino acid content in plants--in particular, lysine, homoserine, threonine, isoleucine, or methionine," he says.
In Gram negative bacteria, the QS mediated pathogenesis occurs through N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) signal dependent mechanism (Smith and Iglewski 2003).
The development of bacterial biofilms on the surface of foreign bodies involves cell-to-cell signaling by acyl homoserine lactone-based chemical messengers that control bacterial gene expression (33,34).
N-sulfonyl homoserine lactones as antagonists of bacterial quorum sensing.
40) demonstrated the role of acyl homoserine lactones (HSL) in biofilms of P.
abyssinica were tested for the following amino acids: gamma-arninobutyric acid (GABA), homoserine, hypotaurine, taurine, [beta]-alanine, glutamine and glutamate (Sigma Chemical Co.