Justin Merritt

Associate Professor

  • 2096 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
20012020

Research output per year

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Research Output

  • 2096 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 68 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

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

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

8 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., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : ISME Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

7 Scopus citations
7 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

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

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

2 Scopus citations

RNases J1 and J2 are critical pleiotropic regulators in Streptococcus mutans

Chen, X., Liu, N., Khajotia, S., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Apr 1 2015, In : Microbiology (Reading, England). 161, p. 797-806 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Role of sucrose in the fitness of Streptococcus mutans

Kreth, J., Zhu, L., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Jun 1 2008, In : Oral microbiology and immunology. 23, 3, p. 213-219 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Role of the Streptococcus mutans irvA gene in GbpC-independent, dextran-dependent aggregation and biofilm formation

Zhu, M., Ajdić, D., Liu, Y., Lynch, D., Merritt, J. & Banas, J. A., Nov 1 2009, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75, 22, p. 7037-7043 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
75 Scopus citations

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., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : ISME Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The cia operon of Streptococcus mutans encodes a unique component required for calcium-mediated autoregulation

He, X., Wu, C., Yarbrough, D., Sim, L., Niu, G., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Oct 1 2008, In : Molecular Microbiology. 70, 1, p. 112-126 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 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 1 2010, In : Journal of bacteriology. 192, 7, p. 1844-1852 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 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

75 Scopus citations

The response regulator ComE in Streptococcus mutans functions both as a transcription activator of mutacin production and repressor of CSP biosynthesis

Kreth, J., Hung, D. C. I., Merritt, J., Perry, J., Zhu, L., Goodman, S. D., Cvitkovitch, D. G., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Jun 1 2007, In : Microbiology. 153, 6, p. 1799-1807 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 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

24 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

24 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 1 2010, In : Journal of bacteriology. 192, 6, p. 1586-1595 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
29 Scopus citations

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