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merD  -  merD

Shigella flexneri 2b

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Biological context of merD

  • Between the merA and merD genes, an open reading frame encoding a 212 amino acid polypeptide was identified as the merB gene that determines the enzyme organomercurial lyase that cleaves the C--Hg bond of phenylmercury [1].


  1. Cloning and DNA sequence of the mercuric- and organomercurial-resistance determinants of plasmid pDU1358. Griffin, H.G., Foster, T.J., Silver, S., Misra, T.K. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1987) [Pubmed]
  2. Polypeptides specified by the mercuric resistance (mer) operon of plasmid R100. Bhriain, N.N., Foster, T.J. Gene (1986) [Pubmed]
  3. Mercuric reductase structural genes from plasmid R100 and transposon Tn501: functional domains of the enzyme. Misra, T.K., Brown, N.L., Haberstroh, L., Schmidt, A., Goddette, D., Silver, S. Gene (1985) [Pubmed]
  4. Tn5 insertion mutations in the mercuric ion resistance genes derived from plasmid R100. Ni'Bhriain, N.N., Silver, S., Foster, T.J. J. Bacteriol. (1983) [Pubmed]
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