Family

Mercury transport protein MerC (IPR004891)

Short name: Mercury-R_MerC

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

The mercury resistance protein, MerC, is an inner membrane protein that mediates Hg2+ transport into the cytoplasm [PMID: 11116334, PMID: 23985830]. MerA then converts the inorganic form of mercury Hg2+ to the less toxic form Hg0, thereby conferring mercury resistance [PMID: 28966143].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0015694 mercury ion transport

Molecular Function

GO:0015097 mercury ion transmembrane transporter activity

Cellular Component

GO:0016020 membrane

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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