Mercuric reductase enzymes from Streptomyces species and group B Streptococcus

H. Nakahara, J. L. Schottel, T. Yamada, Y. Miyakawa, M. Asakawa, J. Harville, S. Silver

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Mercury volatilization (Hg2+ reductase) activity has been found with Hg2+-resistant isolates of three Streptomyces species and with three Hg2+-resistant strains of group B Streptococcus from clinical sources in Japan. Hg2+ reductase activities in crude extracts showed the temperature sensitivity, the requirement for an added thiol compound and the characteristic dependence on NAD(P)H cofactors of similar enzymes isolated from other bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1053-1059
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of General Microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985


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