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Protein

Alkylmercury lyase

Gene

merB

Organism
Escherichia coli
Status
Reviewed-Annotation score: Annotation score: 2 out of 5-Experimental evidence at protein leveli

Functioni

Cleaves the carbon-mercury bond of organomercurials such as phenylmercuric acetate. One product is Hg2+, which is subsequently detoxified by the mercuric reductase (By similarity).By similarity

Catalytic activityi

An alkylmercury + H+ = an alkane + Hg2+.

GO - Molecular functioni

GO - Biological processi

Complete GO annotation...

Keywords - Molecular functioni

Lyase

Keywords - Biological processi

Mercuric resistance

Keywords - Ligandi

Mercury

Enzyme and pathway databases

BioCyciMetaCyc:MONOMER-3304.
BRENDAi4.99.1.2. 2026.

Names & Taxonomyi

Protein namesi
Recommended name:
Alkylmercury lyase (EC:4.99.1.2)
Alternative name(s):
Organomercurial lyase
Gene namesi
Name:merB
Encoded oniPlasmid IncM R831b0 Publication
OrganismiEscherichia coli
Taxonomic identifieri562 [NCBI]
Taxonomic lineageiBacteriaProteobacteriaGammaproteobacteriaEnterobacteralesEnterobacteriaceaeEscherichia

PTM / Processingi

Molecule processing

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
ChainiPRO_00002203561 – 212Alkylmercury lyaseAdd BLAST212

Proteomic databases

PRIDEiP77072.

Structurei

Secondary structure

1212
Legend: HelixTurnBeta strandPDB Structure known for this area
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Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Helixi4 – 14Combined sources11
Helixi20 – 31Combined sources12
Turni32 – 34Combined sources3
Helixi39 – 46Combined sources8
Helixi50 – 59Combined sources10
Turni67 – 69Combined sources3
Beta strandi71 – 79Combined sources9
Beta strandi82 – 87Combined sources6
Beta strandi90 – 96Combined sources7
Helixi97 – 107Combined sources11
Beta strandi111 – 116Combined sources6
Turni118 – 120Combined sources3
Beta strandi123 – 128Combined sources6
Beta strandi133 – 138Combined sources6
Beta strandi142 – 145Combined sources4
Beta strandi150 – 152Combined sources3
Helixi154 – 157Combined sources4
Helixi159 – 161Combined sources3
Beta strandi164 – 166Combined sources3
Helixi168 – 175Combined sources8
Beta strandi180 – 182Combined sources3
Beta strandi185 – 188Combined sources4
Helixi189 – 204Combined sources16

3D structure databases

Select the link destinations:
PDBei
RCSB PDBi
PDBji
Links Updated
PDB entryMethodResolution (Å)ChainPositionsPDBsum
1S6LNMR-A1-212[»]
3F0OX-ray1.76A/B1-212[»]
3F0PX-ray1.64A/B1-212[»]
3F2FX-ray1.98A/B1-212[»]
3F2GX-ray1.78A/B1-212[»]
3F2HX-ray2.00A/B1-212[»]
3FN8X-ray1.88A/B1-212[»]
5C0TX-ray1.96A/B1-212[»]
5C0UX-ray1.87A/B1-212[»]
5DSFX-ray1.95A/B1-212[»]
DisProtiDP00575.
ProteinModelPortaliP77072.
SMRiP77072.
ModBaseiSearch...
MobiDBiSearch...

Miscellaneous databases

EvolutionaryTraceiP77072.

Family & Domainsi

Sequence similaritiesi

Belongs to the MerB family.Curated

Family and domain databases

Gene3Di1.10.10.10. 1 hit.
HAMAPiMF_00714. MerB. 1 hit.
InterProiIPR004927. MerB.
IPR024259. MerB_HTH_dom.
IPR011991. WHTH_DNA-bd_dom.
[Graphical view]
PfamiPF12324. HTH_15. 1 hit.
PF03243. MerB. 1 hit.
[Graphical view]
PIRSFiPIRSF001458. MerB. 1 hit.
PRINTSiPR01699. ORGNOHGLYASE.
SUPFAMiSSF46785. SSF46785. 1 hit.

Sequencei

Sequence statusi: Complete.

P77072-1 [UniParc]FASTAAdd to basket

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        10         20         30         40         50
MKLAPYILEL LTSVNRTNGT ADLLVPLLRE LAKGRPVSRT TLAGILDWPA
60 70 80 90 100
ERVAAVLEQA TSTEYDKDGN IIGYGLTLRE TSYVFEIDDR RLYAWCALDT
110 120 130 140 150
LIFPALIGRT ARVSSHCAAT GAPVSLTVSP SEIQAVEPAG MAVSLVLPQE
160 170 180 190 200
AADVRQSFCC HVHFFASVPT AEDWASKHQG LEGLAIVSVH EAFGLGQEFN
210
RHLLQTMSSR TP
Length:212
Mass (Da):23,035
Last modified:February 1, 1997 - v1
Checksum:i7FE9DFA8A95F490A
GO

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:
EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
U77087 Genomic DNA. Translation: AAB49639.1.

Cross-referencesi

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:
EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
U77087 Genomic DNA. Translation: AAB49639.1.

3D structure databases

Select the link destinations:
PDBei
RCSB PDBi
PDBji
Links Updated
PDB entryMethodResolution (Å)ChainPositionsPDBsum
1S6LNMR-A1-212[»]
3F0OX-ray1.76A/B1-212[»]
3F0PX-ray1.64A/B1-212[»]
3F2FX-ray1.98A/B1-212[»]
3F2GX-ray1.78A/B1-212[»]
3F2HX-ray2.00A/B1-212[»]
3FN8X-ray1.88A/B1-212[»]
5C0TX-ray1.96A/B1-212[»]
5C0UX-ray1.87A/B1-212[»]
5DSFX-ray1.95A/B1-212[»]
DisProtiDP00575.
ProteinModelPortaliP77072.
SMRiP77072.
ModBaseiSearch...
MobiDBiSearch...

Proteomic databases

PRIDEiP77072.

Protocols and materials databases

Structural Biology KnowledgebaseSearch...

Enzyme and pathway databases

BioCyciMetaCyc:MONOMER-3304.
BRENDAi4.99.1.2. 2026.

Miscellaneous databases

EvolutionaryTraceiP77072.

Family and domain databases

Gene3Di1.10.10.10. 1 hit.
HAMAPiMF_00714. MerB. 1 hit.
InterProiIPR004927. MerB.
IPR024259. MerB_HTH_dom.
IPR011991. WHTH_DNA-bd_dom.
[Graphical view]
PfamiPF12324. HTH_15. 1 hit.
PF03243. MerB. 1 hit.
[Graphical view]
PIRSFiPIRSF001458. MerB. 1 hit.
PRINTSiPR01699. ORGNOHGLYASE.
SUPFAMiSSF46785. SSF46785. 1 hit.
ProtoNetiSearch...

Entry informationi

Entry nameiMERB_ECOLX
AccessioniPrimary (citable) accession number: P77072
Entry historyi
Integrated into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: September 26, 2003
Last sequence update: February 1, 1997
Last modified: November 2, 2016
This is version 74 of the entry and version 1 of the sequence. [Complete history]
Entry statusiReviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
Annotation programProkaryotic Protein Annotation Program

Miscellaneousi

Keywords - Technical termi

3D-structure, Plasmid

Documents

  1. PDB cross-references
    Index of Protein Data Bank (PDB) cross-references
  2. SIMILARITY comments
    Index of protein domains and families

Similar proteinsi

Links to similar proteins from the UniProt Reference Clusters (UniRef) at 100%, 90% and 50% sequence identity:
100%UniRef100 combines identical sequences and sub-fragments with 11 or more residues from any organism into one UniRef entry.
90%UniRef90 is built by clustering UniRef100 sequences that have at least 90% sequence identity to, and 80% overlap with, the longest sequence (a.k.a seed sequence).
50%UniRef50 is built by clustering UniRef90 seed sequences that have at least 50% sequence identity to, and 80% overlap with, the longest sequence in the cluster.