The acyl-homoserine lactone molecular species (AHLs) produced by the Yersinia pestis AHL synthase YspI were identified by biochemical and physical/chemical techniques. Bioassays of extracts from culture supernatants of the recombinant YspI and wild-type Yersinia pestis showed similar profiles of AHLs. Analysis by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry revealed that the predominant AHLs were N-3-oxooctanoyl-L-homoserine lactone and N-3-oxo-hexanoyl-L-homoserine lactone.
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