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Entry version 129 (17 Jun 2020)
Sequence version 1 (01 Apr 1990)
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Protein

Mercuric reductase

Gene

merA

Organism
Bacillus cereus
Status
Reviewed-Annotation score:

Annotation score:5 out of 5

<p>The annotation score provides a heuristic measure of the annotation content of a UniProtKB entry or proteome. This score <strong>cannot</strong> be used as a measure of the accuracy of the annotation as we cannot define the 'correct annotation' for any given protein.<p><a href='/help/annotation_score' target='_top'>More...</a></p>
-Experimental evidence at protein leveli <p>This indicates the type of evidence that supports the existence of the protein. Note that the 'protein existence' evidence does not give information on the accuracy or correctness of the sequence(s) displayed.<p><a href='/help/protein_existence' target='_top'>More...</a></p>

<p>This section provides any useful information about the protein, mostly biological knowledge.<p><a href='/help/function_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Functioni

Resistance to Hg2+ in bacteria appears to be governed by a specialized system which includes mercuric reductase. MerA protein is responsible for volatilizing mercury as Hg0.

Miscellaneous

The active site is a redox-active disulfide bond.

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function%5Fsection">Function</a> section describes the catalytic activity of an enzyme, i.e. a chemical reaction that the enzyme catalyzes.<p><a href='/help/catalytic_activity' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Catalytic activityi

<p>This subsection of the 'Function' section provides information relevant to cofactors. A cofactor is any non-protein substance required for a protein to be catalytically active. Some cofactors are inorganic, such as the metal atoms zinc, iron, and copper in various oxidation states. Others, such as most vitamins, are organic.<p><a href='/help/cofactor' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Cofactori

FADNote: Binds 1 FAD per subunit.

Sites

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function%5Fsection">Function</a> section indicates at which position the protein binds a given metal ion. The nature of the metal is indicated in the 'Description' field.<p><a href='/help/metal' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Metal bindingi628Mercury1
Metal bindingi629MercuryPROSITE-ProRule annotation1

Regions

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function%5Fsection">Function</a> section describes a region in the protein which binds nucleotide phosphates. It always involves more than one amino acid and includes all residues involved in nucleotide-binding.<p><a href='/help/np_bind' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Nucleotide bindingi199 – 207FADBy similarity9

<p>The <a href="http://www.geneontology.org/">Gene Ontology (GO)</a> project provides a set of hierarchical controlled vocabulary split into 3 categories:<p><a href='/help/gene_ontology' target='_top'>More...</a></p>GO - Molecular functioni

GO - Biological processi

<p>UniProtKB Keywords constitute a <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/keywords">controlled vocabulary</a> with a hierarchical structure. Keywords summarise the content of a UniProtKB entry and facilitate the search for proteins of interest.<p><a href='/help/keywords' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Keywordsi

Molecular functionOxidoreductase
Biological processMercuric resistance
LigandFAD, Flavoprotein, Mercury, Metal-binding, NADP

<p>This section provides information about the protein and gene name(s) and synonym(s) and about the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/names_and_taxonomy_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Names & Taxonomyi

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section provides an exhaustive list of all names of the protein, from commonly used to obsolete, to allow unambiguous identification of a protein.<p><a href='/help/protein_names' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Protein namesi
Recommended name:
Mercuric reductase (EC:1.16.1.1)
Alternative name(s):
Hg(II) reductase
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section indicates the name(s) of the gene(s) that code for the protein sequence(s) described in the entry. Four distinct tokens exist: 'Name', 'Synonyms', 'Ordered locus names' and 'ORF names'.<p><a href='/help/gene_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Gene namesi
Name:merA
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section provides information on the name(s) of the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/organism-name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>OrganismiBacillus cereus
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section shows the unique identifier assigned by the NCBI to the source organism of the protein. This is known as the 'taxonomic identifier' or 'taxid'.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_identifier' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic identifieri1396 [NCBI]
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section contains the taxonomic hierarchical classification lineage of the source organism. It lists the nodes as they appear top-down in the taxonomic tree, with the more general grouping listed first.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_lineage' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic lineageiBacteriaFirmicutesBacilliBacillalesBacillaceaeBacillusBacillus cereus group

<p>This section provides information on the location and the topology of the mature protein in the cell.<p><a href='/help/subcellular_location_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Subcellular locationi

GO - Cellular componenti

<p>This section provides information on the disease(s) and phenotype(s) associated with a protein.<p><a href='/help/pathology_and_biotech_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Pathology & Biotechi

Mutagenesis

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/pathology%5Fand%5Fbiotech%5Fsection">'Pathology and Biotech'</a> section describes the effect of the experimental mutation of one or more amino acid(s) on the biological properties of the protein.<p><a href='/help/mutagen' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Mutagenesisi264Y → F: 30-fold decrease in activity. 300-fold decrease in activity; when associated with F-605. 1 Publication1
Mutagenesisi605Y → F: 10-fold decrease in activity. 300-fold decrease in activity; when associated with F-264. 1 Publication1
Mutagenesisi605Y → H: 2-fold decrease in activity. 1 Publication1

<p>This section describes post-translational modifications (PTMs) and/or processing events.<p><a href='/help/ptm_processing_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>PTM / Processingi

Molecule processing

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the 'PTM / Processing' section describes the extent of a polypeptide chain in the mature protein following processing or proteolytic cleavage.<p><a href='/help/chain' target='_top'>More...</a></p>ChainiPRO_00000679951 – 631Mercuric reductaseAdd BLAST631

Amino acid modifications

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the PTM / Processing":/help/ptm_processing_section section describes the positions of cysteine residues participating in disulfide bonds.<p><a href='/help/disulfid' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Disulfide bondi207 ↔ 212Redox-activeBy similarity

Keywords - PTMi

Disulfide bond

Proteomic databases

PRoteomics IDEntifications database

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PRIDEi
P16171

<p>This section provides information on the quaternary structure of a protein and on interaction(s) with other proteins or protein complexes.<p><a href='/help/interaction_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Interactioni

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/interaction%5Fsection">'Interaction'</a> section provides information about the protein quaternary structure and interaction(s) with other proteins or protein complexes (with the exception of physiological receptor-ligand interactions which are annotated in the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function%5Fsection">'Function'</a> section).<p><a href='/help/subunit_structure' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Subunit structurei

Homodimer.

<p>This section provides information on the tertiary and secondary structure of a protein.<p><a href='/help/structure_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Structurei

3D structure databases

SWISS-MODEL Repository - a database of annotated 3D protein structure models

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SMRi
P16171

Database of comparative protein structure models

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ModBasei
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<p>This section provides information on sequence similarities with other proteins and the domain(s) present in a protein.<p><a href='/help/family_and_domains_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Family & Domainsi

Domains and Repeats

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/family%5Fand%5Fdomains%5Fsection">Family and Domains</a> section describes the position and type of a domain, which is defined as a specific combination of secondary structures organized into a characteristic three-dimensional structure or fold.<p><a href='/help/domain' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Domaini3 – 67HMA 1PROSITE-ProRule annotationAdd BLAST65
Domaini82 – 146HMA 2PROSITE-ProRule annotationAdd BLAST65

<p>This subsection of the 'Family and domains' section provides information about the sequence similarity with other proteins.<p><a href='/help/sequence_similarities' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence similaritiesi

Keywords - Domaini

Redox-active center, Repeat

Family and domain databases

Conserved Domains Database

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CDDi
cd00371 HMA, 2 hits

Gene3D Structural and Functional Annotation of Protein Families

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Gene3Di
3.30.390.30, 1 hit
3.50.50.60, 2 hits

Integrated resource of protein families, domains and functional sites

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InterProi
View protein in InterPro
IPR036188 FAD/NAD-bd_sf
IPR023753 FAD/NAD-binding_dom
IPR016156 FAD/NAD-linked_Rdtase_dimer_sf
IPR017969 Heavy-metal-associated_CS
IPR006121 HMA_dom
IPR036163 HMA_dom_sf
IPR021179 Mercury_reductase_MerA
IPR001100 Pyr_nuc-diS_OxRdtase
IPR004099 Pyr_nucl-diS_OxRdtase_dimer
IPR012999 Pyr_OxRdtase_I_AS

Pfam protein domain database

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Pfami
View protein in Pfam
PF00403 HMA, 1 hit
PF07992 Pyr_redox_2, 1 hit
PF02852 Pyr_redox_dim, 1 hit

PIRSF; a whole-protein classification database

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PIRSFi
PIRSF000350 Mercury_reductase_MerA, 1 hit

Superfamily database of structural and functional annotation

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SUPFAMi
SSF51905 SSF51905, 1 hit
SSF55008 SSF55008, 2 hits
SSF55424 SSF55424, 1 hit

TIGRFAMs; a protein family database

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TIGRFAMsi
TIGR02053 MerA, 1 hit

PROSITE; a protein domain and family database

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PROSITEi
View protein in PROSITE
PS01047 HMA_1, 2 hits
PS50846 HMA_2, 2 hits
PS00076 PYRIDINE_REDOX_1, 1 hit

<p>This section displays by default the canonical protein sequence and upon request all isoforms described in the entry. It also includes information pertinent to the sequence(s), including <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequence%5Flength">length</a> and <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequences">molecular weight</a>. The information is filed in different subsections. The current subsections and their content are listed below:<p><a href='/help/sequences_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequencei

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequences%5Fsection">Sequence</a> section indicates if the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/canonical%5Fand%5Fisoforms">canonical sequence</a> displayed by default in the entry is complete or not.<p><a href='/help/sequence_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence statusi: Complete.

P16171-1 [UniParc]FASTAAdd to basket
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        10         20         30         40         50
MKKYRVNVQG MTCSGCEQHV AVALENMGAK AIEVDFRRGE AVFELPDDVK
60 70 80 90 100
VEDAKNAIAD ANYHPGEAEE FQSEQKTNLL KKYRLNVEGM TCTGCEEHIA
110 120 130 140 150
VALENAGAKG IEVDFRRGEA LFELPYDVDI DIAKTAITDA QYQPGEAEEI
160 170 180 190 200
QVQSEKRTDV SLNDEGNYDY DYIIIGSGGA AFSSAIEAVA LNAKVAMIER
210 220 230 240 250
GTVGGTCVNV GCVPSKTLLR AGEINHLAKN NPFVGLHTSA SNVDLAPLVK
260 270 280 290 300
QKNDLVTEMR NEKYVNLIDD YGFELIKGES KFVNENTVEV NGNQITAKRF
310 320 330 340 350
LIATGASSTA PNIPGLDEVD YLTSTSLLEL KKVPNRLTVI GSGYIGMELG
360 370 380 390 400
QLFHNLGSEV TLIQRSERLL KEYDPEISEA ITKALTEQGI NLVTGATYER
410 420 430 440 450
VEQDGDIKKV HVEINGKKRI IEAEQLLIAT GRKPIQTSLN LHAAGVEVGS
460 470 480 490 500
RGEIVIDDYL KTTNSRIYSA GDVTPGPQFV YVAAYEGGLA ARNAIGGLNQ
510 520 530 540 550
KVNLEVVPGV TFTSPSIATV GLTEQQAKEK GYEVKTSVLP LDAVPRALVN
560 570 580 590 600
RETTGVFKLV ADAKTLKVLG AHVVAENAGD VIYAATLAVK FGLTVGDLRE
610 620 630
TMAPYLTMAE GLKLAVLTFD KDVSKLSCCA G
Length:631
Mass (Da):68,072
Last modified:April 1, 1990 - v1
<p>The checksum is a form of redundancy check that is calculated from the sequence. It is useful for tracking sequence updates.</p> <p>It should be noted that while, in theory, two different sequences could have the same checksum value, the likelihood that this would happen is extremely low.</p> <p>However UniProtKB may contain entries with identical sequences in case of multiple genes (paralogs).</p> <p>The checksum is computed as the sequence 64-bit Cyclic Redundancy Check value (CRC64) using the generator polynomial: x<sup>64</sup> + x<sup>4</sup> + x<sup>3</sup> + x + 1. The algorithm is described in the ISO 3309 standard. </p> <p class="publication">Press W.H., Flannery B.P., Teukolsky S.A. and Vetterling W.T.<br /> <strong>Cyclic redundancy and other checksums</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.nrbook.com/b/bookcpdf.php">Numerical recipes in C 2nd ed., pp896-902, Cambridge University Press (1993)</a>)</p> Checksum:i0771662F8F1F4D00
GO

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:

EMBL nucleotide sequence database

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EMBLi

GenBank nucleotide sequence database

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GenBanki

DNA Data Bank of Japan; a nucleotide sequence database

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DDBJi
Links Updated
AF138877 Genomic DNA Translation: AAA83977.1
AB066362 Genomic DNA Translation: BAB62433.1

Protein sequence database of the Protein Information Resource

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PIRi
E32227

<p>This section provides links to proteins that are similar to the protein sequence(s) described in this entry at different levels of sequence identity thresholds (100%, 90% and 50%) based on their membership in UniProt Reference Clusters (<a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/uniref">UniRef</a>).<p><a href='/help/similar_proteins_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Similar proteinsi

<p>This section is used to point to information related to entries and found in data collections other than UniProtKB.<p><a href='/help/cross_references_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Cross-referencesi

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:
EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
AF138877 Genomic DNA Translation: AAA83977.1
AB066362 Genomic DNA Translation: BAB62433.1
PIRiE32227

3D structure databases

SMRiP16171
ModBaseiSearch...

Proteomic databases

PRIDEiP16171

Family and domain databases

CDDicd00371 HMA, 2 hits
Gene3Di3.30.390.30, 1 hit
3.50.50.60, 2 hits
InterProiView protein in InterPro
IPR036188 FAD/NAD-bd_sf
IPR023753 FAD/NAD-binding_dom
IPR016156 FAD/NAD-linked_Rdtase_dimer_sf
IPR017969 Heavy-metal-associated_CS
IPR006121 HMA_dom
IPR036163 HMA_dom_sf
IPR021179 Mercury_reductase_MerA
IPR001100 Pyr_nuc-diS_OxRdtase
IPR004099 Pyr_nucl-diS_OxRdtase_dimer
IPR012999 Pyr_OxRdtase_I_AS
PfamiView protein in Pfam
PF00403 HMA, 1 hit
PF07992 Pyr_redox_2, 1 hit
PF02852 Pyr_redox_dim, 1 hit
PIRSFiPIRSF000350 Mercury_reductase_MerA, 1 hit
SUPFAMiSSF51905 SSF51905, 1 hit
SSF55008 SSF55008, 2 hits
SSF55424 SSF55424, 1 hit
TIGRFAMsiTIGR02053 MerA, 1 hit
PROSITEiView protein in PROSITE
PS01047 HMA_1, 2 hits
PS50846 HMA_2, 2 hits
PS00076 PYRIDINE_REDOX_1, 1 hit

ProtoNet; Automatic hierarchical classification of proteins

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ProtoNeti
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MobiDB: a database of protein disorder and mobility annotations

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MobiDBi
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<p>This section provides general information on the entry.<p><a href='/help/entry_information_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry informationi

<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section provides a mnemonic identifier for a UniProtKB entry, but it is not a stable identifier. Each reviewed entry is assigned a unique entry name upon integration into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot.<p><a href='/help/entry_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry nameiMERA_BACCE
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section provides one or more accession number(s). These are stable identifiers and should be used to cite UniProtKB entries. Upon integration into UniProtKB, each entry is assigned a unique accession number, which is called 'Primary (citable) accession number'.<p><a href='/help/accession_numbers' target='_top'>More...</a></p>AccessioniPrimary (citable) accession number: P16171
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section shows the date of integration of the entry into UniProtKB, the date of the last sequence update and the date of the last annotation modification ('Last modified'). The version number for both the entry and the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/canonical%5Fand%5Fisoforms">canonical sequence</a> are also displayed.<p><a href='/help/entry_history' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry historyiIntegrated into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: April 1, 1990
Last sequence update: April 1, 1990
Last modified: June 17, 2020
This is version 129 of the entry and version 1 of the sequence. See complete history.
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section indicates whether the entry has been manually annotated and reviewed by UniProtKB curators or not, in other words, if the entry belongs to the Swiss-Prot section of UniProtKB (<strong>reviewed</strong>) or to the computer-annotated TrEMBL section (<strong>unreviewed</strong>).<p><a href='/help/entry_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry statusiReviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
Annotation programProkaryotic Protein Annotation Program

<p>This section contains any relevant information that doesn't fit in any other defined sections<p><a href='/help/miscellaneous_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Miscellaneousi

Keywords - Technical termi

Transposable element

Documents

  1. SIMILARITY comments
    Index of protein domains and families
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