Herramientas para el diagnóstico y la terapia de infecciones causadas por Pseudomonas aeruginosa basadas en el sistema de percepción de quórum


Garrido Lozano, Álex


Pseudomonas aeruginosa has become the main cause of death in cystic fibrosis patients due to its role as an opportunistic pathogen. This bacterium is able to generate numerous types of infections and also uses different strategies to resist current therapeutic treatments, among which is its ability to generate biofilms. In order to communicate and collectively regulate all the processes in which it participates, it uses quorum sensing, a bacterial communication system based on autoinducers that has become one of the main study objectives for researchers. These studies are divided into two approaches: diagnostic methods that allow to detect infections caused by this pathogen and therapeutic methods that achieve to effectively eliminate P. aeruginosa infections.



Agut Bonsfills, Montserrat 
Vilaplana Holgado, Lluïsa 


IQS SE - Undergraduate Program in Biotechnology