Prof Nicholas Turner

Professor of Chemical Biology

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    A reductive aminase from Aspergillus oryzae

    Aleku, G., France, S., Man, H., Mangas-Sanchez, J., Montgomery, S., Sharma, M., Leipold, F., Hussain, S., Grogan, G. & Turner, N., 2017, In : Nature Chemistry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Stereoselectivity and Structural Characterization of an Imine Reductase (IRED) from Amycolatopsis orientalis

    Aleku, G. A., Man, H., France, S. P., Leipold, F., Hussain, S., Toca-Gonzalez, L., Marchington, R., Hart, S., Turkenburg, J. P., Grogan, G. & Turner, N. J., 3 Jun 2016, In : ACS Catalysis. 6, 6, p. 3880-3889 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Kinetic Resolution and Deracemization of Racemic Amines Using a Reductive Aminase

    Aleku, G. A., Mangas-Sanchez, J., Citoler, J., France, S. P., Montgomery, S. L., Heath, R. S., Thompson, M. P. & Turner, N. J., 7 Feb 2018, In : ChemCatChem. 10, 3, p. 515-519 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Deracemization of α-methylbenzylamine using an enzyme obtained by in vitro evolution

    Alexeeva, M., Enright, A., Dawson, M. J., Mahmoudian, M. & Turner, N. J., 2 Sep 2002, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 41, 17, p. 3177-3180 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Cloning, expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of variants of monoamine oxidase from Aspergillus niger

    Atkin, K. E., Reiss, R., Turner, N. J., Brzozowski, A. M. & Grogan, G., 2008, In : Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications. 64, 3, p. 182-185 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    A template-based mnemonic for monoamine oxidase (MAO-N) catalyzed reactions and its application to the chemo-enzymatic deracemisation of the alkaloid (±)-crispine A

    Bailey, K. R., Ellis, A. J., Reiss, R., Snape, T. J. & Turner, N. J., 2007, In : Chemical Communications. 35, p. 3640-3642 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Recommendations on the implementation of Genetic Algorithms for the Directed Evolution of Enzymes for Industrial Purposes

    Barley, M., Turner, N. & Goodacre, R., 2017, In : ChemBioChem: a European journal of chemical biology .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Improved Descriptors for the QSAR Modeling of Peptides and Proteins

    Barley, M., Turner, N. & Goodacre, R., 2018, In : Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Catalytic bio-chemo and bio-bio tandem oxidation reactions for amide and carboxylic acid synthesis

    Bechi, B., Herter, S., McKenna, S., Riley, C., Leimkühler, S., Turner, N. J. & Carnell, A. J., 18 Aug 2014, In : Green Chemistry. 16, p. 4524-4529 5 p., C4GC01321B.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    A Single Enzyme Oxidative "cascade" via a Dual-Functional Galactose Oxidase

    Birmingham, W. R. & Turner, N. J., 4 May 2018, In : ACS Catalysis. 8, 5, p. 4025-4032 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    Whole-cell biocatalysts for stereoselective C-H amination reactions

    Both, P., Kelly, P., Mutti, F., Turner, N. & Flitsch, S., 18 Jan 2016, In : Angewandte Chemie (International Edition).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Discovery of a new metal and NAD+-dependent formate dehydrogenase from Clostridium ljungdahlii

    Çakar, M. M., Mangas-Sanchez, J., Birmingham, W. R., Turner, N. J. & Binay, B., 2018, In : Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 48, 4, p. 327-334 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    SYNBIOCHEM - A SynBio foundry for the biosynthesis and sustainable production of fine and speciality chemicals.

    Carbonell, P., Currin, A., Dunstan, M., Fellows, D., Jervis, A., Rattray, N. J. W., Robinson, C. J., Swainston, N., Vinaixa, M., Williams, A., Yan, C., Barran, P., Breitling, R., Chen, G. G-Q., Faulon, J-L., Goble, C., Goodacre, R., Kell, D. B., Feuvre, R. L., Micklefield, J. & 4 othersScrutton, N. S., Shapira, P., Takano, E. & Turner, N. J., 15 Jun 2016, In : Biochemical Society Transactions. 44, 3, p. 675-7

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Selenzyme: Enzyme selection tool for pathway design

    Carbonell, P., Wong, J., Swainston, N., Takano, E., Turner, N., Scrutton, N., Kell, D., Breitling, R. & Faulon, J-L., 15 Jun 2018, In : Bioinformatics. 34, 12

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    An automated Design-Build-Test-Learn pipeline for enhanced microbial production of fine chemicals

    Carbonell, P., Jervis, A., Robinson, C., Yan, C., Dunstan, M., Swainston, N., Vinaixa, M., Hollywood, K., Currin, A., Rattray, N., Taylor, S., Spiess, R., Sung, R., Williams, A. R., Fellows, D., Stanford, N., Mulherin, P., Le Feuvre, R., Barran, P., Goodacre, R. & 9 othersTurner, N., Goble, C., Guoqiang Chen, G., Kell, D., Micklefield, J., Breitling, R., Takano, E., Faulon, J-L. & Scrutton, N., 2018, In : Communications Biology. 1, 66.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Directed Evolution of an Amine Oxidase Possessing both Broad Substrate Specificity and High Enantioselectivity

    Carr, R., Alexeeva, M., Enright, A., Eve, T. S. C., Dawson, M. J. & Turner, N. J., 13 Oct 2003, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 42, 39, p. 4807-4810 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Highly Productive Oxidative Biocatalysis in Continuous Flow by Enhancing the Aqueous Equilibrium Solubility of Oxygen

    Chapman, M. R., Cosgrove, S. C., Turner, N. J., Kapur, N. & Blacker, A. J., 13 Aug 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 57, 33, p. 10535-10539 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Simple and Versatile Laboratory Scale CSTR for Multiphasic Continuous-Flow Chemistry and Long Residence Times

    Chapman, M. R., Kwan, M. H. T., King, G., Jolley, K. E., Hussain, M., Hussain, S., Salama, I. E., González Nino, C., Thompson, L. A., Bayana, M. E., Clayton, A. D., Nguyen, B. N., Turner, N. J., Kapur, N. & Blacker, A. J., 15 Sep 2017, In : Organic Process Research and Development. 21, 9, p. 1294-1301 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Accepted/In press

    Imine Reductases, Reductive Aminases, and Amine Oxidases for the Synthesis of Chiral Amines: Discovery, Characterization, and Synthetic Applications

    Cosgrove, S. C., Brzezniak, A., France, S. P., Ramsden, J. I., Mangas-Sanchez, J., Montgomery, S. L., Heath, R. S. & Turner, N. J., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Methods in Enzymology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Synergistic Chemo/Biocatalytic Synthesis of Alkaloidal Tetrahydroquinolines

    Cosgrove, S. C., Hussain, S., Turner, N. J. & Marsden, S. P., 1 Jun 2018, In : ACS Catalysis. 8, 6, p. 5570-5573 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Synthesis of 2,5-Disubstituted Pyrrolidine Alkaloids via A One-Pot Cascade Using Transaminase and Reductive Aminase Biocatalysts

    Costa, B. Z., Galman, J. L., Slabu, I., France, S. P., Marsaioli, A. J. & Turner, N. J., 2018, In : ChemCatChem.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    GeneORator: An Effective Strategy for Navigating Protein Sequence Space More Efficiently through Boolean OR-Type DNA Libraries

    Currin, A., Kwok, J., Sadler, J. C., Bell, E. L., Swainston, N., Ababi, M., Day, P., Turner, N. J. & Kell, D. B., 21 Jun 2019, In : ACS Synthetic Biology. 8, 6, p. 1371-1378

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Asymmetric Synthesis of Tetracyclic Pyrroloindolines and Constrained Tryptamines by a Switchable Cascade Reaction

    de Graaff, C., Bensch, L., Boersma, S. J., Cioc, R. C., Van Lint, M. J., Janssen, E., Turner, N., Orru, R. V. A. & Ruijter, E., 2015, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 54, 47, p. 14133-14136

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Design and Synthesis of Conformationally Constrained Cyclophilin Inhibitors Showing a Cyclosporin-A Phenotype in C. elegans

    Dunsmore, C. J., Malone, K. J., Bailey, K. R., Wear, M. A., Florance, H., Shirran, S., Barran, P. E., Page, A. P., Walkinshaw, M. D. & Turner, N. J., 21 Mar 2011, In : ChemBioChem: a European journal of chemical biology . 12, 5, p. 802-810 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Enantioselective Benzylic Hydroxylation Catalysed by P450 Monooxygenases: Characterisation of a P450cam Mutant Library and Molecular Modelling

    Eichler, A., Gricman, Ł., Herter, S., Kelly, P., Turner, N., Pleiss, J. & Flitsch, S., 2 Mar 2016, In : CHEMBIOCHEM. 17, 5, p. 426-432 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Directed evolution of galactose oxidase: Generation of enantioselective secondary alcohol oxidases

    Escalettes, F. & Turner, N. J., 14 Apr 2008, In : ChemBioChem: a European journal of chemical biology . 9, 6, p. 857-860 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    Engineering biocatalysts for synthesis including cascade processes

    Faber, K., Fessner, W. D. & Turner, N., 2015, In : Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis. 357, 8, p. 1565-1566

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    Biocatalysis - A gateway to industrial biotechnology

    Fessner, W. D., Turner, N. J. & Wang, M. X., Sep 2011, In : Advanced synthesis & catalysis. 353, 13, p. 2189-2190 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Published

    SYNBIOCHEM Synthetic Biology Research Centre, Manchester - A UK foundry for fine and speciality chemicals production

    Feuvre, R. L., Carbonell, P., Currin, A., Dunstan, M., Fellows, D., Jervis, A., Rattray, N. J. W., Robinson, C. J., Swainston, N., Vinaixa, M., Williams, A., Yan, C., Barran, P., Breitling, R., Chen, G. G-Q., Faulon, J-L., Goble, C., Goodacre, R., Kell, D. B., Micklefield, J. & 4 othersScrutton, N. S., Shapira, P., Takano, E. & Turner, N. J., 2016, In : Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    From Multistep Enzyme Monitoring to Whole-Cell Biotransformations: Development of Real-Time Ultraviolet Resonance Raman Spectroscopy

    Fisk, H., Xu, Y., Westley, C., Turner, N., Micklefield, J. & Goodacre, R., 21 Nov 2017, In : Analytical Chemistry. 89, 22, p. 12527-12532 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    Active site diversification of P450cam with indole generates catalysts for benzylic oxidation reactions

    Flitsch, S., Kelly, P., Eichler, A., Herter, S., Kranz, D. C. & Turner, N., Sep 2015, In : Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 11, p. 1713-1720

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Published

    Constructing Biocatalytic Cascades: In Vitro and in Vivo Approaches to de Novo Multi-Enzyme Pathways

    Flitsch, S., France, S., Hepworth, L. & Turner, N., 2017, In : ACS Catalysis. p. 710-724 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Engineering a biometallic whole cell catalyst for enantioselective deracemization reactions

    Foulkes, J. M., Malone, K. J., Coker, V. S., Turner, N. J. & Lloyd, J. R., 4 Nov 2011, In : ACS Catalysis. 1, 11, p. 1589-1594 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    One Pot Cascade Synthesis of Mono- and Di-Substituted Piperidines and Pyrrolidines using Carboxylic Acid Reductase (CAR), ω-Transaminase (ω-TA) and Imine Reductase (IRED) Biocatalysts

    France, S., Hussain, S., Hill, A., Hepworth, L., Howard, R. M., Mulholland, K. R., Flitsch, S. & Turner, N., 2 May 2016, In : ACS Catalysis. p. 3753-3759

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Identification of Novel Bacterial Members of the Imine Reductase Enzyme Family that Perform Reductive Amination

    France, S., Weise, N., Mangas-Sanchez, J., Montgomery, S., Howard, R. M. & Turner, N., 21 Sep 2017, In : ChemCatChem.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Published

    Biocatalytic Routes to Enantiomerically Enriched Dibenz[c,e]azepines

    France, S. P., Aleku, G. A., Sharma, M., Mangas-Sanchez, J., Howard, R. M., Steflik, J., Kumar, R., Adams, R. W., Slabu, I., Crook, R., Grogan, G., Wallace, T. W. & Turner, N. J., 2017, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 56, 49, p. 15589-15593 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    Structures of carboxylic acid reductase reveal domain dynamics underlying catalysis

    Gahloth, D., Dunstan, M. S., Quaglia, D., Klumbys, E., Lockhart-Cairns, M. P., Hill, A., Derrington, S. R., Scrutton, N. S., Turner, N. J. & Leys, D., 2017, In : Nature chemical biology. 13, p. 975-981 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Published

    Biocatalytic transamination with near-stoichiometric inexpensive amine donors mediated by bifunctional mono- and di-amine transaminases

    Galman, J., Slabu, I., Weise, N., Iglesias, C., Parmeggiani, F., Lloyd, R. C. & Turner, N., 2017, In : Green Chemistry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Published

    Biomimetic synthesis of 2-substituted N-heterocycle alkaloids by one-pot hydrolysis, transamination and decarboxylative Mannich reaction

    Galman, J. L., Slabu, I., Parmeggiani, F. & Turner, N. J., 2018, In : Chemical Communications. 54, 80, p. 11316-11319 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Published

    Engineering an enantioselective amine oxidase for the synthesis of pharmaceutical building blocks and alkaloid natural products

    Ghislieri, D., Green, A., Pontini, M., Willies, S. C., Rowles, I., Frank, A., Grogan, G. & Turner, N. J., 24 Jul 2013, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 135, 29, p. 10863-9 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Published

    Biocatalytic approaches to the synthesis of enantiomerically pure chiral amines

    Ghislieri, D. & Turner, N., 2014, In : Topics in Catalysis. 57, 5, p. 284-300

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Published

    Chiral Amine Synthesis Using ω-Transaminases: An Amine Donor Which Displaces Equilibria and Enables High-Throughput Screening

    Green, A., Turner, N. & O'Reilly, E., 19 Aug 2014, In : Angewandte Chemie (International Edition). 53, 40, p. 10714-10717

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Published

    InspIRED by Nature: NADPH-Dependent Imine Reductases (IREDs) as Catalysts for the Preparation of Chiral Amines

    Grogan, G. & Turner, N., 5 Feb 2016, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 22, 6, p. 1900-1907 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    Sugar analog synthesis by in vitro biocatalytic cascade: A comparison of alternative enzyme complements for dihydroxyacetone phosphate production as a precursor to rare chiral sugar synthesis

    Hartley, C. J., French, N. G., Scoble, J. A., Williams, C. C., Churches, Q. I., Frazer, A. R., Taylor, M. C., Coia, G., Simpson, G., Turner, N. J. & Scott, C., Nov 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 11, e0184183.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Published

    Role of laccase as an enzymatic pretreatment method to improve lignocellulosic saccharification

    Heap, L., Green, A., Brown, D., van Dongen, B. E. & Turner, N., 2014, In : Catalysis Science and Technology. 4, 8, p. 2251-2259 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Published

    Combined Imine Reductase and Amine Oxidase Catalyzed Deracemization of Nitrogen Heterocycles

    Heath, R. S., Pontini, M., Hussain, S. & Turner, N. J., 7 Jan 2016, In : ChemCatChem. 8, 1, p. 117-120 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Published

    Development of an R-selective amine oxidase with broad substrate specificity and high enantioselectivity

    Heath, R., Pontini, M., Turner, N. & Bechi, B., 2014, In : ChemCatChem. 6, 4, p. 996-1002

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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