Frequently asked questions

Q. What is Quorum Sensing?

Quorum sensing is phenomenon of cell-to-cell communication in prokaryotes (Miller, Melissa B and Bassler,Bonnie L, 2001). It occurs via chemical signaling molecules.

Q. What are Quorum Sensing Signaling Molecules?

Quorum Sensing Signaling Molecules are languages of prokaryotes aid them in communication with each other. viz., various variants of Acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs), Quorum Sensing Peptides(QSPs), Diketopiperizine (DKP), Diffusible signaling molecule (DSF), 4-hydroxy-2-alkylquinolines(HAQ), Autoinducer-2(AI-2), etc.

Q. Is there any web resource for signaling molecule?

Quorumpeps is a database of QSPs (signaling molecule of Gram-positive bacteria) with 231 entries from 51 bacteria.

Q. What is SigMol?

SigMol is a repertoire of quorum sensing signaling molecules of prokaryotes. It includes signaling molecule of bacteria and archea in which quorum sensing is reported in literature.

Q. What are important features of SigMol?

SigMol is user friendly web interface of signaling molecule with options of browse (user can take a glace at query which is searched), search (user can search the query from complete database) and structural search (user can draw structure and search the query).

Q. How SigMol is important?

Sigmol contain Chemical, Structural and biological information of chemical molecules at one platform.