The MerR family of metal-binding, metal-responsive proteins is unique in that they activate transcription from unusual promoters and coordinate metals through cysteine (and in the case of ZntR, histidine) residues. They have conserved primary structures yet can effectively discriminate metals in vivo.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2005|
- MerR regulators
- cysteine coordination