Alarmone | definition of alarmone by Medical dictionary
A biochemical with a synthesis that increases under certain stress conditions (for example, a nutritional deficiency affecting certain enzymes).
[alarm + -mone]
alarmone A intracellular signalling molecule—e.g., (p)ppGpp—which is synthesised in increased amounts by bacteria subjected to environmental insults (e.g., reduction of amino acids in the culture medium, which alters the “bug’s” metabolism).
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Raising the alarmone
: within-host evolution of antibiotic-tolerant Enterococcus faecium.
CSPs can induce alarmones
which are intracellular signal molecules and are produced due to harsh environmental factors and can convey sophisticated messages.