Decoy Molecules?

AI-2 contains the element boron

Photographic collage of box of Borax with fireworks in the background.

AI-2 and similar boron-containing molecules made in the laboratory could serve as decoys to subvert virulence and other quorum-sensing behaviors

Autoinducer 2 may hold the key to disrupting quorum-sensing.

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Long Description: Autoinducer 2 may hold the key to disrupting quorum-sensing.

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