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3-oxohexanoyl-homoserine lactone.GIF

Full name: 3-oxohexanoyl-homoserine lactone
Source organism: V. fischeri
Synthase: LuxI
Action: Binds to the LuxR gene product of the Lux operon. The resulting complex can bind to the lux box and modulate transcription from the lux promoters.
Source: Sigma Aldrich (#K3007)
Notes: Currently one of the best studied small signaling molecules of the acyl-homoserine lactone family.
References: <biblio> #Engebrecht pmid=6377310</biblio>