methylmercury catabolic process

Known as: methylmercury breakdown, methylmercury catabolism, methylmercury degradation 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of methylmercury (MeHg+), a highly toxic organometal. [GOC:ai]
National Institutes of Health

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2012
2012
The kinetics of inorganic Hg [Hg(II)(i)] association, methylation, and methylmercury (MeHg) demethylation were examined for a… (More)
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2009
2009
Bacteria resistant to methylmercury utilize two enzymes (MerA and MerB) to degrade methylmercury to the less toxic elemental… (More)
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2004
2004
by either decreased methylmercury production or increased methylmercury degradation in ecosystems containing high levels of total… (More)
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2004
2004
Improvements in the methylmercury extraction from human hair by solid-phase microextraction followed by gas chromatography… (More)
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2003
2003
The degradation of methylmercury chloride by hydroxyl radicals (*OH) has been investigated using nitrate photolysis from 285 to… (More)
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2003
2003
NJWRRI has funded research on topics ranging from pollutants in ground and surface waters to the behavior of estuarine fish to… (More)
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1997
1997
The sensitivity of a previously described assay (O. Selifonova, R. Burlage, and T. Barkay, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 59:3083-3090… (More)
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1973
1973
A total of 207 bacterial cultures, isolated from environmental samples, was screened for ability to degrade methylmercury. Of… (More)
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