Justin Merritt

Associate Professor

  • 2033 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
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Research Output 2001 2020

  • 2033 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 67 Article
  • 1 Chapter
2008
24 Citations (Scopus)

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

Streptococcus mutans
Operon
Homeostasis
Calcium
Phenotype
2007
17 Citations (Scopus)

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 2007, In : Oral Microbiology and Immunology. 22, 2, p. 95-102 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Streptococcus mutans
Galactose
Plasmids
Galactosidases
Lac Operon
22 Citations (Scopus)

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

Streptococcus mutans
Operon
Cell Count
Bacteriocins
Biofilms
73 Citations (Scopus)
Streptococcus mutans
Streptococcus
Lactic Acid
lactate 2-monooxygenase
Growth
58 Citations (Scopus)

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

Peptide Biosynthesis
Streptococcus mutans
Mental Competency
Bacteriocins
Nucleic Acid Repetitive Sequences
2006
53 Citations (Scopus)

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 2006, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 265, 1, p. 11-17 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Streptococcus mutans
Cell Count
Mental Competency
Genes
Peptides
17 Citations (Scopus)

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

Bacteriocins
Streptococcus mutans
Dental Caries
Biofilms
Genes
23 Citations (Scopus)

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

Oral Health
Tooth
Milk
Tooth Remineralization
Oral Hygiene
2005
41 Citations (Scopus)

A unique nine-gene comY operon in Streptococcus mutans

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contagious Ecthyma
Streptococcus mutans
Operon
Mental Competency
Genes
244 Citations (Scopus)

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

Bacteriocins
Streptococcus mutans
Biofilms
Streptococcus
Tooth
135 Citations (Scopus)
Bacteriocins
Streptococcus mutans
Mental Competency
DNA
Plasmids
23 Citations (Scopus)

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

Streptococcus mutans
Insertional Mutagenesis
Clone Cells
Genes
Bacteriocins
69 Citations (Scopus)

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

Bacteriocins
Streptococcus mutans
Cell Count
mutacin I
Gene Expression
22 Citations (Scopus)
Streptococcus mutans
Biofilms
Preclinical Drug Evaluations
Luciferases
Aptitude
2004
79 Citations (Scopus)
Streptococcus mutans
Gene Silencing
Biofilms
Mental Competency
Sucrose
29 Citations (Scopus)
Streptococcus mutans
Glucuronidase
Biofilms
Gene Expression
Proteins
2003
193 Citations (Scopus)

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

Streptococcus mutans
Quorum Sensing
Biofilms
Mutation
Acyl-Butyrolactones
2001
4 Citations (Scopus)

Bacterial biofilm and dentistry.

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Dentistry
Tooth
Bacteria