Justin Merritt

Associate Professor

  • 2172 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
20012020

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Research Output

  • 2172 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 70 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Letter
Article

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

2 Scopus citations

At the Interface of Materials and Microbiology: A Call for the Development of Standardized Approaches to Assay Biomaterial-Biofilm Interactions

Kreth, J., Ferracane, J. L., Pfeifer, C. S., Khajotia, S. & Merritt, J., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of dental research. 98, 8, p. 850-852 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

A unique nine-gene comY operon in Streptococcus mutans

Merritt, J., Qi, F. & Shi, W., Jan 1 2005, In : Microbiology. 151, 1, p. 157-166 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Autoaggregation response of Fusobacterium nucleatum

Merritt, J., Niu, G., Okinaga, T. & Qi, F., Dec 2009, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75, 24, p. 7725-7733 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations
15 Scopus citations

Bacterial and host interactions of oral streptococci

Kreth, J., Merritt, J. & Qi, F., Aug 1 2009, In : DNA and Cell Biology. 28, 8, p. 397-403 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

100 Scopus citations

Bacterial biofilm and dentistry.

Merritt, J., Anderson, M. H., Park, N. H. & Shi, W., May 2001, In : Journal of the California Dental Association. 29, 5, p. 355-360 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Cell density- and ComE-dependent expression of a group of mutacin and mutacin-like genes in Streptococcus mutans

Kreth, J., Merritt, J., Zhu, L., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Dec 1 2006, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 265, 1, p. 11-17 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Scopus citations

Characterization of irvR, a novel regulator of the irvA-dependent pathway required for genetic competence and dextran-dependent aggregation in Streptococcus mutans

Niu, G., Okinaga, T., Zhu, L., Banas, J., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Nov 1 2008, In : Journal of bacteriology. 190, 21, p. 7268-7274 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

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

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

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

57 Scopus citations

Competition and coexistence between Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguinis in the dental biofilm

Kreth, J., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Nov 2005, In : Journal of bacteriology. 187, 21, p. 7193-7203 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

259 Scopus citations

Construction of a counterselection-based in-frame deletion system for genetic studies of Streptococcus mutans

Merritt, J., Tsang, P., Zheng, L., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Apr 1 2007, In : Oral microbiology and immunology. 22, 2, p. 95-102 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Co-ordinated bacteriocin production and competence development: A possible mechanism for taking up DNA from neighbouring species

Kreth, J., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Jul 1 2005, In : Molecular Microbiology. 57, 2, p. 392-404 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

136 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

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

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

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

2 Scopus citations

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

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

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

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

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., 2009, In : Microbiology. 155, 2, p. 551-556 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 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 1 2007, In : Microbiology. 153, 8, p. 2765-2773 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 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

Genomic island TnSmu2 of Streptococcus mutans harbors a nonribosomal peptide synthetase-polyketide synthase gene cluster responsible for the biosynthesis of pigments involved in oxygen and H2O2 tolerance

Wu, C., Cichewicz, R., Li, Y., Liu, J., Roe, B., Ferretti, J., Merritt, J. & Qi, F., Sep 1 2010, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76, 17, p. 5815-5826 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 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

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

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 1 2005, In : Microbiology. 151, 12, p. 3947-3955 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 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

4 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
81 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

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

Tsang, P., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Aug 1 2006, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 261, 2, p. 231-234 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations
13 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

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

Merritt, J., Kreth, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Aug 1 2005, In : Molecular Microbiology. 57, 4, p. 960-969 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 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

2 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

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

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

56 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.

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198 Scopus citations
7 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
26 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
1 Scopus citations