Justin Merritt

Associate Professor

  • 2192 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
20012020

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Research Output

  • 2192 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 70 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Letter
2020

Environmental stress perception activates structural remodeling of extant Streptococcus mutans biofilms

Marx, P., Sang, Y., Qin, H., Wang, Q., Guo, R., Pfeifer, C., Kreth, J. & Merritt, J., Dec 1 2020, In : npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. 6, 1, 17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Magnesium-Dependent Promotion of H2O2 Production Increases Ecological Competitiveness of Oral Commensal Streptococci

Cheng, X., Redanz, S., Treerat, P., Qin, H., Choi, D., Zhou, X., Xu, X., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., Jul 1 2020, In : Journal of dental research. 99, 7, p. 847-854 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiplex imaging of polymicrobial communities—murine models to study oral microbiome interactions

Kreth, J., Abdelrahman, Y. M. & Merritt, J., Jan 1 2020, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc., p. 107-126 20 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 2081).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Optimization of a real-time high-throughput assay for assessment of Streptococcus mutans metabolism and screening of antibacterial dental adhesives

Esteban Florez, F. L., Hiers, R. D., Zhao, Y., Merritt, J., Rondinone, A. J. & Khajotia, S. S., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Dental Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Pyruvate secretion by oral streptococci modulates hydrogen peroxide dependent antagonism

Redanz, S., Treerat, P., Mu, R., Redanz, U., Zou, Z., Koley, D., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., May 1 2020, In : ISME Journal. 14, 5, p. 1074-1088 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Synergism between Corynebacterium and Streptococcus sanguinis reveals new interactions between oral commensals

Treerat, P., Redanz, U., Redanz, S., Giacaman, R. A., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., May 1 2020, In : ISME Journal. 14, 5, p. 1154-1169 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

An anaerobic bacterium host system for heterologous expression of natural product biosynthetic gene clusters

Hao, T., Xie, Z., Wang, M., Liu, L., Zhang, Y., Wang, W., Zhang, Z., Zhao, X., Li, P., Guo, Z., Gao, S., Lou, C., Zhang, G., Merritt, J., Horsman, G. P. & Chen, Y., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 3665.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
6 Scopus citations

Antibacterial, ester-free monomers: Polymerization kinetics, mechanical properties, biocompatibility and anti-biofilm activity

Fugolin, A. P., Dobson, A., Huynh, V., Mbiya, W., Navarro, O., Franca, C. M., Logan, M., Merritt, J. L., Ferracane, J. L. & Pfeifer, C. S., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Acta Biomaterialia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Examining the Protein Interactome and Subcellular Localization of RNase J2 Complexes in Streptococcus mutans

Mu, R., Shinde, P., Zou, Z., Kreth, J. & Merritt, J., Sep 18 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 2150.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Functional definition of NrtR, a remnant regulator of NAD+ homeostasis in the zoonotic pathogen Streptococcus suis

Wang, Q., Hassan, B. H., Lou, N., Merritt, J. & Feng, Y., May 1 2019, In : FASEB Journal. 33, 5, p. 6055-6068 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Genome-wide screening of potential RNase Y-processed mRNAs in the M49 serotype Streptococcus pyogenes NZ131

Chen, Z., Raghavan, R., Qi, F., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., Apr 2019, In : MicrobiologyOpen. 8, 4, e00671.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Regulatory RNAs

Kreth, J., Brantl, S. & Merritt, J., Jan 1 2019, Encyclopedia of Microbiology. Elsevier, p. 62-84 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2018

Distinct regulatory role of carbon catabolite protein A (CcpA) in oral streptococcal spxB expression

Redanz, S., Masilamani, R., Cullin, N., Giacaman, R. A., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., Apr 1 2018, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 200, 8, e00619-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Live and let die: Hydrogen peroxide production by the commensal flora and its role in maintaining a symbiotic microbiome

Redanz, S., Cheng, X., Giacaman, R. A., Pfeifer, C., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Molecular Oral Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

LytTR Regulatory Systems: A potential new class of prokaryotic sensory system

Zou, Z., Qin, H., Brenner, A. E., Raghavan, R., Millar, J. A., Gu, Q., Xie, Z., Kreth, J. & Merritt, J., Oct 2018, In : PLoS genetics. 14, 10, e1007709.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Plasticity of the pyruvate node modulates hydrogen peroxide production and acid tolerance in multiple oral streptococci

Cheng, X., Redanz, S., Cullin, N., Zhou, X., Xu, X., Joshi, V., Koley, D., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., Jan 1 2018, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84, 2, e01697-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2017

Identification of new degrons in Streptococcus mutans reveals a novel strategy for engineering targeted, controllable proteolysis

Liu, N., Chaudhry, M. T., Xie, Z., Kreth, J. & Merritt, J., Dec 19 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, DEC, 2572.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Interference of a speB 5′ untranslated region partial deletion with mRNA degradation in Streptococcus pyogenes

Chen, Z., Mashburn-Warren, L., Merritt, J., Federle, M. J. & Kreth, J., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Molecular Oral Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Mechanistic, genomic and proteomic study on the effects of BisGMA-derived biodegradation product on cariogenic bacteria

Sadeghinejad, L., Cvitkovitch, D. G., Siqueira, W. L., Merritt, J., Santerre, J. P. & Finer, Y., Feb 1 2017, In : Dental Materials. 33, 2, p. 175-190 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Murein hydrolase LytF of Streptococcus sanguinis and the ecological consequences of competence development

Cullin, N., Redanz, S., Lampi, K., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., Dec 1 2017, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 83, 24, e01709-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
8 Scopus citations

Negative regulation of ectoine uptake and catabolism in Sinorhizobium meliloti: Characterization of the EhuR gene

Yu, Q., Cai, H., Zhang, Y., He, Y., Chen, L., Merritt, J., Zhang, S. & Dong, Z., 2017, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 199, 1, e00119-16.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
7 Scopus citations
2016

Effect of salivary agglutination on oral streptococcal clearance by human polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes

Itzek, A., Chen, Z., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Molecular Oral Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
13 Scopus citations

Real-time assessment of Streptococcus mutans biofilm metabolism on resin composite

Esteban Florez, F. L., Hiers, R. D., Smart, K., Kreth, J., Qi, F., Merritt, J. & Khajotia, S. S., Oct 1 2016, In : Dental Materials. 32, 10, p. 1263-1269 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

The road less traveled - defining molecular commensalism with Streptococcus sanguinis

Kreth, J., Giacaman, R. A., Raghavan, R. & Merritt, J., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Molecular Oral Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations
2015
15 Scopus citations

RNA regulators of host immunity and pathogen adaptive responses in the oral cavity

Kreth, J., Liu, N., Chen, Z. & Merritt, J., Jul 1 2015, In : Microbes and Infection. 17, 7, p. 493-504 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Rnases J1 and J2 are critical pleiotropic regulators in streptococcus mutans

Chen, X., Liu, N., Khajotia, S., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., 2015, In : Microbiology (United Kingdom). 161, 4, p. 797-806 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

The Streptococcus mutans irvA Gene Encodes a trans-Acting Riboregulatory mRNA

Liu, N., Niu, G., Xie, Z., Chen, Z., Itzek, A., Kreth, J., Gillaspy, A., Zeng, L., Burne, R., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Jan 8 2015, In : Molecular Cell. 57, 1, p. 179-190 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations
2014

Ubiquitous sialometabolism present among oral fusobacteria

Yoneda, S., Loeser, B., Feng, J., Dmytryk, J., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Jun 4 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 6, e99263.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2013

Cloning-independent plasmid construction for genetic studies in streptococci

Xie, Z., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Jun 17 2013, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 94, 2, p. 77-82 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Development of a tunable wide-range gene induction system useful for the study of streptococcal toxin-antitoxin systems

Xie, Z., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Oct 10 2013, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79, 20, p. 6375-6384 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2012

Establishment of a tractable genetic transformation system in Veillonella spp.

Liu, J., Xie, Z., Merritt, J. & Qi, F., May 1 2012, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78, 9, p. 3488-3491 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

The mutacins of Streptococcus mutans: Regulation and ecology

Merritt, J. & Qi, F., Apr 1 2012, In : Molecular Oral Microbiology. 27, 2, p. 57-69 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

79 Scopus citations
2011

Cloning-independent and counterselectable markerless mutagenesis system in streptococcus mutans

Xie, Z., Okinaga, T., Qi, F., Zhang, Z. & Merritt, J., Nov 2011, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77, 22, p. 8025-8033 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations

Differential response of Streptococcus mutans towards friend and foe in mixed-species cultures

Liu, J., Wu, C., Huang, I. H., Merritt, J. & Qi, F., Sep 2011, In : Microbiology. 157, 9, p. 2433-2444 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

Genetic transformation of Veillonella parvula

Liu, J., Merritt, J. & Qi, F., Sep 1 2011, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 322, 2, p. 138-144 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

6 Scopus citations

Hydrogen peroxide-dependent DNA release and transfer of antibiotic resistance genes in Streptococcus gordonii

Itzek, A., Zheng, L., Chen, Z., Merritt, J. & Kreth, J., Dec 1 2011, In : Journal of bacteriology. 193, 24, p. 6912-6922 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations
2010

Community and gene composition of a human dental plaque microbiota obtained by metagenomic sequencing

Xie, G., Chain, P. S. G., Lo, C. C., Liu, K. L., Gans, J., Merritt, J. & Qi, F., Dec 1 2010, In : Molecular Oral Microbiology. 25, 6, p. 391-405 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations

Examination of the hdrRM regulon yields insight into the competence system of Streptococcus mutans

Okinaga, T., Xie, Z., Niu, G., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Jun 2010, In : Molecular Oral Microbiology. 25, 3, p. 165-177 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations
41 Scopus citations

Identification of a novel bacteriocin regulatory system in Streptococcus mutans

Xie, Z., Okinaga, T., Niu, G., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Dec 1 2010, In : Molecular Microbiology. 78, 6, p. 1431-1447 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

Mutanobactin A from the human oral pathogen Streptococcus mutans is a cross-kingdom regulator of the yeast-mycelium transition

Joyner, P. M., Liu, J., Zhang, Z., Merritt, J., Qi, F. & Cichewicz, R. H., Dec 21 2010, In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 8, 24, p. 5486-5489 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Scopus citations

Regulation of ciaXRH operon expression and identification of the CiaR regulon in Streptococcus mutans

Wu, C., Ayala, E. A., Downey, J. S., Merritt, J., Goodman, S. D. & Qi, F., Sep 1 2010, In : Journal of bacteriology. 192, 18, p. 4669-4679 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

The hdrRM operon of Streptococcus mutans encodes a novel regulatory system for coordinated competence development and bacteriocin production

Okinaga, T., Niu, G., Xie, Z., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Apr 2010, In : Journal of bacteriology. 192, 7, p. 1844-1852 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

The Streptococcus mutans IrvR repressor is a CI-like regulator that functions through autocleavage and Clp-dependent proteolysis

Niu, G., Okinaga, T., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Mar 2010, In : Journal of bacteriology. 192, 6, p. 1586-1595 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations