Themed collection Chemical signaling at the eukaryotic/prokaryotic interface
Chemical signaling at the eukaryotic/prokaryotic interface
Guest editors Pieter Dorrestein and Emily Balskus introduce the chemical signaling at the eukaryotic/prokaryotic interface themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
Field studies reveal functions of chemical mediators in plant interactions
Chemistry structures plant interactions, providing information and instructions to other organisms; and may be traceable through an interaction network.
Chemical strategies to unravel bacterial–eukaryotic signaling
This review highlights the use of advanced chemical biology methods to decipher the language of bacterial–plant and bacterial–mammalian interactions.
Chemical signaling involved in plant–microbe interactions
Plant and microorganisms actively communicate through chemical entities.
Engineering chemical interactions in microbial communities
Microbes can be engineered to participate in chemical signaling within host-associated microbial communities (microbiotas).
Secondary metabolism in the lichen symbiosis
Lichens, which are defined by a symbiosis between a mycobiont (fungal partner) and a photobiont (photoautotrophic partner), are in fact complex assemblages of microorganisms that constitute a largely untapped source of bioactive secondary metabolites.
Natural product modulators of human sensations and mood: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic potential
We review action mechanisms and therapeutic potential of natural products that modulate human sensations and mood through specific molecular receptors.
Defense contracts: molecular protection in insect-microbe symbioses
Insects frequently host microbes that produce defensive molecules: a successful protective strategy and also an opportunity for antibiotic discovery
An integrative omics perspective for the analysis of chemical signals in ecological interactions
All living organisms emit, detect, and respond to chemical stimuli, thus creating an almost limitless number of interactions by means of chemical signals.
About this collection
We are pleased to present our Chemical Society Reviews themed issue on Chemical signaling at the eukaryotic/prokaryotic interface, guest edited by Pieter Dorrestein (University of California, San Diego, USA) and Emily Balskus (Harvard University, USA). Organisms do not live in isolation and have co-evolved to interact. One of the main modes of interactions is through chemical signals. Such signals initiate how insects are attracted to crops, how corals are attracted to microbes to colonize and even define who we are as a human where signals from gut microbes affect our neuro-circuitry. There are many success stories but also technological advancements. The aim of this special issue is not only to describe the chemistries that have been described in the literature but also emerging advances as well as lay out a vision for the future in chemical analysis applicable to the investigations chemical signaling. In this special issue we highlight not only the state-of-the-art knowledge about signaling but also highlight the emerging advances.