A Quorum on Bacterial Programmed Cell Death

Wen Chih Cheng, J. Marie Hardwick

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A recent article in Science (Kolodkin-Gal et al., 2007) reported a novel programmed cell death mechanism for Escherichia coli that occurs during cellular overcrowding via the release of a fratricidal pentapeptide derived from the metabolic enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular cell
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 30 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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