Justin Merritt

Associate Professor

  • 2081 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
20012020

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Research Output

  • 2081 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 70 Article
  • 2 Chapter

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
29 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

5 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

22 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 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 2007, In : Microbiology. 153, 6, p. 1799-1807 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations

The mutacins of Streptococcus mutans: Regulation and ecology

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

75 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 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 2008, In : Molecular Microbiology. 70, 1, p. 112-126 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 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

74 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 2009, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75, 22, p. 7037-7043 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Role of sucrose in the fitness of Streptococcus mutans

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 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

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

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

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 2010, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 192, 18, p. 4669-4679 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
7 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

7 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

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

7 Scopus citations

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
23 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
6 Scopus citations

Mutation of luxS affects biofilm formation in Streptococcus mutans

Merritt, J., Qi, F., Goodman, S. D., Anderson, M. H. & Shi, W., Apr 1 2003, In : Infection and Immunity. 71, 4, p. 1972-1979 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

197 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

55 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

3 Scopus citations

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

Milk helps build strong teeth and promotes oral health.

Merritt, J., Qi, F. & Shi, W., May 2006, In : Journal of the California Dental Association. 34, 5, p. 361-366 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 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

20 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 1 2018, In : PLoS Genetics. 14, 10, p. e1007709

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

LuxS controls bacteriocin production in Streptococcus mutans through a novel regulatory component

Merritt, J., Kreth, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Aug 2005, In : Molecular Microbiology. 57, 4, p. 960-969 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

69 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

9 Scopus citations
11 Scopus citations

IrvA-dependent and IrvA-independent pathways for mutacin gene regulation in Streptococcus mutans

Tsang, P., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Aug 2006, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 261, 2, p. 231-234 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 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
79 Scopus citations

Immunological evaluation of Lactobacillus casei Zhang: A newly isolated strain from koumiss in Inner Mongolia, China

Ya, T., Zhang, Q., Chu, F., Merritt, J., Bilige, M., Sun, T., Du, R. & Zhang, H., Nov 19 2008, In : BMC Immunology. 9, 68.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations

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

3 Scopus citations

Identification of genes associated with mutacin I production in Streptococcus mutans using random insertional mutagenesis

Tsang, P., Merritt, J., Nguyen, T., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Dec 2005, In : Microbiology. 151, 12, p. 3947-3955 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Identification of a novel bacteriocin regulatory system in Streptococcus mutans

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 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 2011, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 193, 24, p. 6912-6922 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations
38 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 1 2019, In : MicrobiologyOpen. 8, 4, e00671.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Genetic transformation of Veillonella parvula

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Genetic characterization of the hdrRM operon: A novel high-cell-density-responsive regulator in Streptococcus mutans

Merritt, J., Zheng, L., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Aug 2007, In : Microbiology. 153, 8, p. 2765-2773 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Genes involved in the repression of mutacin I production in Streptococcus mutans

Nguyen, T., Zhang, Z., Huang, I. H., Wu, C., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Jan 1 2009, In : Microbiology. 155, 2, p. 551-556 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
1 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