Robert C. Mercer, PhD

Instructor, Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Robert Mercer


  • University of Alberta, PhD
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, MSc
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, BSc


  • Published on 11/29/2023

    Mercer RCC, Le NTT, Houser MCQ, Beeler AB, Harris DA. Sigma receptor ligands are potent anti-prion compounds that act independently of sigma receptor binding. bioRxiv. 2023 Nov 29. PMID: 38077011.

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  • Published on 9/7/2022

    Mercer RCC, Harris DA. Mechanisms of prion-induced toxicity. Cell Tissue Res. 2023 Apr; 392(1):81-96. PMID: 36070155.

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  • Published on 1/23/2019

    Mercer RC, Harris DA. Identification of anti-prion drugs and targets using toxicity-based assays. Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2019 02; 44:20-27. PMID: 30684854.

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  • Published on 9/20/2018

    Fang C, Wu B, Le NTT, Imberdis T, Mercer RCC, Harris DA. Prions activate a p38 MAPK synaptotoxic signaling pathway. PLoS Pathog. 2018 09; 14(9):e1007283. PMID: 30235355.

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  • Published on 1/16/2018

    Mercer RCC, Daude N, Dorosh L, Fu ZL, Mays CE, Gapeshina H, Wohlgemuth SL, Acevedo-Morantes CY, Yang J, Cashman NR, Coulthart MB, Pearson DM, Joseph JT, Wille H, Safar JG, Jansen GH, Stepanova M, Sykes BD, Westaway D. A novel Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease mutation defines a precursor for amyloidogenic 8 kDa PrP fragments and reveals N-terminal structural changes shared by other GSS alleles. PLoS Pathog. 2018 01; 14(1):e1006826. PMID: 29338055.

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  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Lau A, McDonald A, Daude N, Mays CE, Walter ED, Aglietti R, Mercer RC, Wohlgemuth S, van der Merwe J, Yang J, Gapeshina H, Kim C, Grams J, Shi B, Wille H, Balachandran A, Schmitt-Ulms G, Safar JG, Millhauser GL, Westaway D. Octarepeat region flexibility impacts prion function, endoproteolysis and disease manifestation. EMBO Mol Med. 2015 Mar; 7(3):339-56. PMID: 25661904.

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  • Published on 12/23/2013

    Mays CE, Coomaraswamy J, Watts JC, Yang J, Ko KW, Strome B, Mercer RC, Wohlgemuth SL, Schmitt-Ulms G, Westaway D. Endoproteolytic processing of the mammalian prion glycoprotein family. FEBS J. 2014 Feb; 281(3):862-76. PMID: 24286250.

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  • Published on 11/13/2013

    Mercer RC, Ma L, Watts JC, Strome R, Wohlgemuth S, Yang J, Cashman NR, Coulthart MB, Schmitt-Ulms G, Jhamandas JH, Westaway D. The prion protein modulates A-type K+ currents mediated by Kv4.2 complexes through dipeptidyl aminopeptidase-like protein 6. J Biol Chem. 2013 Dec 27; 288(52):37241-55. PMID: 24225951.

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  • Published on 6/23/2011

    Mercer RC, Mudalige WA, Ige TO, Heeley DH. Vertebrate slow skeletal muscle actin - conservation, distribution and conformational flexibility. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Oct; 1814(10):1253-60. PMID: 21722757.

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