Transcription factors of the MerR family

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These transcription factors resemble the E. coli mercury-sensing regulator MerR protein. They control expression of their target genes in response to the availability of specific metal ions.

Relevant Publications

Jon L Hobman, John Wilkie, Nigel L Brown
A design for life: prokaryotic metal-binding MerR family regulators.
Biometals: 2005, 18(4);429-36
[PubMed:16158235] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Mario A Pennella, David P Giedroc
Structural determinants of metal selectivity in prokaryotic metal-responsive transcriptional regulators.
Biometals: 2005, 18(4);413-28
[PubMed:16158234] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Ahmed Gaballa, Min Cao, John D Helmann
Two MerR homologues that affect copper induction of the Bacillus subtilis copZA operon.
Microbiology (Reading, Engl.): 2003, 149(Pt 12);3413-21
[PubMed:14663075] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Nigel L Brown, Jivko V Stoyanov, Stephen P Kidd, Jon L Hobman
The MerR family of transcriptional regulators.
FEMS Microbiol. Rev.: 2003, 27(2-3);145-63
[PubMed:12829265] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)


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