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Kermit Mercer

TitleAssociate (Part-Time)
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentBiochemistry and Biophysics
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 712
Rochester NY 14642
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (epr) research and instrumentation. Development of microwave apparatus, x-ray generators, helium temperature dewar assemblies and high vacuum equipment to enable epr sample characteristics to be measured at various temperatures and at both x-band frequencies (10 GHz) and at Q-band frequencies (35 GHz).

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  1. Sutton KA, Black PJ, Mercer KR, Garman EF, Owen RL, Snell EH, Bernhard WA. Insights into the mechanism of X-ray-induced disulfide-bond cleavage in lysozyme crystals based on EPR, optical absorption and X-ray diffraction studies. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2013 Dec; 69(Pt 12):2381-94.
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  2. Peoples AR, Mercer KR, Bernhard WA. What fraction of DNA double-strand breaks produced by the direct effect is accounted for by radical pairs? J Phys Chem B. 2010 Jul 22; 114(28):9283-8.
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  3. Mroczka NE, Mercer KR, Bernhard WA. The effects of lattice water on free radical yields in X-irradiated crystalline pyrimidines and purines: a low-temperature electron paramagnetic resonance investigation. Radiat Res. 1997 May; 147(5):560-8.
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  4. Bernhard WA, Barnes J, Mercer KR, Mroczka N. The influence of packing on free radical yields in crystalline nucleic acids: the pyrimidine bases. Radiat Res. 1994 Nov; 140(2):199-214.
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  5. Barnes J, Bernhard WA, Mercer KR. Distribution of electron trapping in DNA: protonation of one-electron reduced cytosine. Radiat Res. 1991 Apr; 126(1):104-7.
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  6. Bernhard WA, Huttermann J, Close DM, Mercer KR. Free radicals trapped in methyl alpha-D-mannopyranoside X-irradiated at 77 K: an ESR/ENDOR study. Radiat Res. 1987 Oct; 112(1):54-61.
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