Sequence and analysis of a plasmid-encoded mercury resistance operon from Mycobacterium marinum identifies MerH, a new mercuric ion transporter.

Mathieu Schué, Lynn Dover, Gurdyal Besra, Julian Parkhill, Neil Brown

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

27 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this study, we report the DNA sequence and biological analysis of a mycobacterial mercury resistance operon encoding a novel Hg2+ transporter. MerH was found to transport mercuric ions in Escherichia coli via a pair of essential cysteine residues but only when coexpressed with the mercuric reductase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-444
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume191
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Sequence and analysis of a plasmid-encoded mercury resistance operon from Mycobacterium marinum identifies MerH, a new mercuric ion transporter.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this