Annotation rule MF_00714
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General rule information [?]

Accession MF_00714
Dates 25-SEP-2003 (Created)
3-AUG-2012 (Last updated, Version 14)
Name MerB
Scope Bacteria

Propagated annotation [?]


Identifier, protein and gene names [?]

Identifier
MERB
Protein name
RecName: Full=Alkylmercury lyase;
EC=4.99.1.2;
AltName: Full=Organomercurial lyase;
Gene name
merB

Comments [?]

Function Cleaves the carbon-mercury bond of organomercurials such as phenylmercuric acetate. One product is Hg(2+), which is subsequently detoxified by the mercuric reductase (By similarity).
Catalytic activity An alkylmercury + H(+) = an alkane + Hg(2+).
Similarity Belongs to the MerB family.

Keywords [?]


Gene Ontology [?]

GO:0046689; Biological process: response to mercury ion.
GO:0018836; Molecular function: alkylmercury lyase activity.

Cross-references [?]

Pfam PF03243; MerB; 1;
PRINTS PR01699; ORGNOHGLYASE; 1;

Additional information [?]

Size range 212-218 amino acids
Related rules None
Template P08653 (MERB_STAAU)
Fusion None