Prof Nicholas Turner

Professor of Chemical Biology

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Publications

  1. 2015
  2. 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

  3. Published

    Characterization of a new acidic NAD+-dependent formate dehydrogenase from thermophilic fungus Chaetomium thermophilum

    Turner, N., Özgün, G., Karagüler, N. G. & Turunen, O., 2015, In : Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic. 122, p. 212-217

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Conversion of alcohols to enantiopure amines through dual-enzyme hydrogen-borrowing cascades.

    Mutti, FG., Knaus, T., Scrutton, NS., Breuer, M. & Turner, N., 2015, In : Science. 349, p. 1525-1529 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. 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

  6. Published

    Enzyme cascade reactions: Synthesis of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and carboxylic acids using oxidases in tandem

    McKenna, S., Leimkühler, S., Herter, S., Turner, N. & Carnell, A. J., 2015, In : Green Chemistry. 17, 6, p. 3271-3275

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Galactose Oxidase Variants for the Oxidation of Amino Alcohols in Enzyme Cascade Synthesis

    Turner, N., Herter, S., McKenna, S. M., Frazer, A., Leimkühler, S. & Carnell, A. J., 2015, In : ChemCatChem. 7, 15, p. 2313-2317

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Process Requirements of Galactose Oxidase Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols

    Toftgaard Pedersen, A., Birmingham, W., Rehn, G., Charnock, S. J., Turner, N. & Woodley, J. M., 2015, In : Organic Process Research and Development. 19, 11, p. 1580-1589

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Structure, activity and stereoselectivity of NADPH-dependent oxidoreductases catalysing the S-selective reduction of the imine substrate 2-methylpyrroline

    Man, H., Wells, E., Hussain, S., Leipold, F., Hart, S., Turkenburg, J. P., Turner, N. & Grogan, G., 2015, In : CHEMBIOCHEM. 16, 7, p. 1052-1059

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    The Bacterial Ammonia Lyase EncP: A Tunable Biocatalyst for the Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids

    Weise, N., Parmeggiani, F., Ahmed, S. & Turner, N., 2015, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 137, 40, p. 12977-12983

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. 2014
  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Published

    Phenylalanine Ammonia Lyase Catalyzed Synthesis of Amino Acids by an MIO‐Cofactor Independent Pathway

    Lovelock, S., Lloyd, R. C. & Turner, N., 25 Apr 2014, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 53, 18, p. 4652-4656

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    A regio- and stereoselective ω-transaminase/monoamine oxidase cascade for the synthesis of chiral 2,5-disubstituted pyrrolidines

    O'Reilly, E., Iglesias, C., Ghislieri, D., Hopwood, J., Galman, J. L., Lloyd, R. C. & Turner, N. J., 24 Feb 2014, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 53, 9, p. 2447-2450 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    A Reduction of C N to CH-NH Using Enzymes and Microorganisms

    Turner, N., 2014, Comprehensive Organic Synthesis: Second Edition. Knochel, P. & Molander, G. A. (eds.). second ed. Vol. 8. p. 328-338

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  17. Published

    Application of Enzymes in Kinetic Resolutions, Dynamic Kinetic Resolutions and Deracemization Reactions

    Humphrey, C., Ahmed, M., Ghanem, A. & Turner, N., 2014, Separation Of Enantiomers : Synthetic Methods. Todd, M. (ed.). p. 123-160

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  18. Published

    Bacterial Anabaena variabilis phenylalanine ammonia lyase: A biocatalyst with broad substrate specificity

    Lovelock, S. & Turner, N., 2014, In : Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 22, 20, p. 5555-5557

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. 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

  20. Published

    Deracemisation of benzylisoquinoline alkaloids employing monoamine oxidase variants

    Schrittwieser, J., Groenendaal, B., Willies, S. C., Ghislieri, D., Rowles, I., Resch, V., Sattler, J. H., Fischereder, E-M., Grischek, B., Lienhart, W-D., Turner, N. & Kroutil, W., 2014, In : Catalysis Science and Technology. 4, 10, p. 3657-3664

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Deracemization by simultaneous bio-oxidative kinetic resolution and stereoinversion

    Schrittwieser, J., Groenendaal, B., Resch, V., Ghislieri, D., Wallner, S., Fischereder, E-M., Fuchs, E., Grischek, B., Sattler, J. H., Macheroux, P., Turner, N. & Kroutil, W., 2014, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 53, 14, p. 3731-3734

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. 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

  23. Published

    Enzymatic Desymmetrising Redox Reactions for the Asymmetric Synthesis of Biaryl Atropisomers

    Staniland, S., Yuan, B., Giménez-Agulló, N., Marcelli, T., Willies, S. C., Grainger, D. M., Turner, N. J. & Clayden, J., 2014, In : Chemistry: A European Journal. 20, 41, p. 13084-13088

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Enzyme Toolbox: Novel Enantiocomplementary Imine Reductases

    Scheller, P. N., Fademrecht, S., Hofelzer, S., Pleiss, J., Leipold, F., Turner, N., Nestl, B. & Hauer, B., 2014, In : CHEMBIOCHEM. 15, 15, p. 2201-2204

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Foreword

    Turner, N., Whittall, J. & Ward, T. R., 2014, In : Topics in Catalysis. 57, 5, p. 283

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Immobilised whole-cell recombinant monoamine oxidase biocatalysis

    Zajkoska, P., Rosenberg, M., Heath, R., Malone, K., Stloukal, R., Turner, N. & Rebros, M., 2014, In : Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 99, 3, p. 1229-1236

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Monoamine oxidase-ω-transaminase cascade for the deracemisation and dealkylation of amines

    Turner, N., O'Reilly, E. & Iglesias, C., 2014, In : ChemCatChem. 6, 4, p. 992-995

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. 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

  29. Published

    The enzyme spring: Biocatalysis at its best

    Turner, N. & Wells, A., 2014, In : ChemCatChem. 6, 4, p. 900-901

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. 2013
  31. 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

  32. Published

    Substrate promiscuity of cytochrome P450 RhF

    O'Reilly, E., Corbett, M., Hussain, S., Kelly, P. P., Richardson, D., Flitsch, S. L. & Turner, N. J., Jun 2013, In : Catalysis Science and Technology. 3, 6, p. 1490-1492 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    Synthetic cascades are enabled by combining biocatalysts with artificial metalloenzymes

    Köhler, V., Wilson, Y. M., Dürrenberger, M., Ghislieri, D., Churakova, E., Quinto, T., Knörr, L., Häussinger, D., Hollmann, F., Turner, N. J. & Ward, T. R., Feb 2013, In : Nature Chemistry. 5, 2, p. 93-99 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    Carboxylic acid reductase is a versatile enzyme for the conversion of fatty acids into fuels and chemical commodities

    Kalim Akhtara, M., Turner, N. J. & Jones, P. R., 2 Jan 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 1, p. 87-92 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. 2012
  36. Published

    Development of a high-throughput screening method for racemase activity and its application to the identification of alanine racemase variants with activity towards l-arginine

    Willies, S. C., White, J. L. & Turner, N. J., 16 Sep 2012, In : Tetrahedron. 68, 37, p. 7564-7567 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Directed evolution of the enzyme monoamine oxidase (mao-n): Highly efficient chemo-enzymatic deracemisation of the alkaloid (±)-crispinea

    Rowles, I., Malone, K. J., Etchells, L. L., Willies, S. C. & Turner, N. J., Sep 2012, In : ChemCatChem. 4, 9, p. 1259-1261 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Biocatalysis

    Turner, N. J., Aug 2012, In : Catalysis Science and Technology. 2, 8, p. 1523

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Published

    Synthesis of 1,3-disubstituted azetidines via a tandem ring-opening ring-closing procedure

    March-Cortijos, A., Snape, T. J. & Turner, N. J., 30 May 2012, In : SYNLETT. 23, 10, p. 1511-1515 5 p., ST-2012-D0041-L.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    Oxidation of Alcohols

    Turner, N., 13 May 2012, In : Practical Methods for Biocatalysis and Biotransformations 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Published

    Reductive Amination

    Turner, N., Stella, S. & Chadha, A., 13 May 2012, In : Practical Methods for Biocatalysis and Biotransformations 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Published

    Selective Oxidation

    Turner, N. & Kroutil, W., 13 May 2012, In : Practical Methods for Biocatalysis and Biotransformations 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Published

    Oxidation of C-N Bonds

    Turner, N. J., 20 Apr 2012, Enzyme Catalysis in Organic Synthesis. Drauz, K., Gröger, H. & May, O. (eds.). 3 ed. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, p. 1535-1552 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  44. Published

    Regio- and stereoselective oxidation of unactivated C-H bonds with Rhodococcus rhodochrous

    O'Reilly, E., Aitken, S. J., Grogan, G., Kelly, P. P., Turner, N. J. & Flitsch, S. L., 3 Apr 2012, In : Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 8, p. 496-500 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Published

    Stereoselective synthesis of N-aryl proline amides by biotransformation- Ugi-Smiles sequence

    Znabet, A., Blanken, S., Janssen, E., De Kanter, F. J. J., Helliwell, M., Turner, N. J., Ruijter, E. & Orru, R. V. A., 7 Feb 2012, In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 10, 5, p. 941-944 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. 2011
  47. 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

  48. Published

    Chimeric self-sufficient P450cam-RhFRed biocatalysts with broad substrate scope

    Robin, A., Köhler, V., Jones, A., Ali, A., Kelly, P. P., O'Reilly, E., Turner, N. J. & Flitsch, S. L., 2 Nov 2011, In : Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 7, p. 1494-1498 4 p., 7.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Published

    Heavily fluorinated carbohydrates as enzyme substrates: Oxidation of tetrafluorinated galactose by galactose oxidase

    Ioannou, A., Cini, E., Timofte, R. S., Flitsch, S. L., Turner, N. J. & Linclau, B., 28 Oct 2011, In : Chemical Communications. 47, 40, p. 11228-11230 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Published

    Enzyme-catalyzed enantioselective hydrolysis of dihydrouracils as a route to enantiomerically pure Β-amino acids

    Oneill, M., Hauer, B., Schneider, N. & Turner, N. J., 2 Sep 2011, In : ACS Catalysis. 1, 9, p. 1014-1016 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. 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

  52. Published

    Enantioselective Oxidation of C-O and C-N bonds using oxidases

    Turner, N. J., 13 Jul 2011, In : Chemical Reviews. 111, 7, p. 4073-4087 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  53. Published

    Glycoprotein labeling using engineered variants of galactose oxidase obtained by directed evolution

    Rannes, J. B., Ioannou, A., Willies, S. C., Grogan, G., Behrens, C., Flitsch, S. L. & Turner, N. J., 8 Jun 2011, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 133, 22, p. 8436-8439 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  54. Published

    Ammonia lyases and aminomutases as biocatalysts for the synthesis of α-amino and β-amino acids

    Turner, N. J., Apr 2011, In : Current Opinion in Chemical Biology. 15, 2, p. 234-240 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  55. Published

    High throughput screens yield small molecule inhibitors of leishmania CRK3:CYC6 cyclin-dependent kinase

    Walker, R. G., Thomson, G., Malone, K., Nowicki, M. W., Brown, E., Blake, D. G., Turner, N. J., Walkinshaw, M. D., Grant, K. M. & Mottram, J. C., Apr 2011, In : PL o S Neglected Tropical Diseases. 5, 4, e1033.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  56. 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

  57. Published

    Cytochromes P450 as useful biocatalysts: Addressing the limitations

    O'Reilly, E., Köhler, V., Flitsch, S. L. & Turner, N. J., 7 Mar 2011, In : Chemical Communications. 47, 9, p. 2490-2501 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  58. Published

    A fast and sensitive assay for measuring the activity and enantioselectivity of transaminases

    Hopwood, J., Truppo, M. D., Turner, N. J. & Lloyd, R. C., 14 Jan 2011, In : Chemical Communications. 47, 2, p. 773-775 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  59. 2010
  60. Published

    Selective chemical intervention in the proteome of caenorhabditis elegans

    Husi, H., McAllister, F., Angelopoulos, N., Butler, V. J., Bailey, K. R., Malone, K., MacKay, L., Taylor, P., Page, A. P., Turner, N. J., Barran, P. E. & Walkinshaw, M., 5 Nov 2010, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 9, 11, p. 6060-6070 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  61. Published

    Biocatalytic desymmetrization of an atropisomer with both an enantioselective oxidase and ketoreductases

    Yuan, B., Page, A., Worrall, C. P., Escalettes, F., Willies, S. C., McDouall, J. J. W., Turner, N. J. & Clayden, J., 17 Sep 2010, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 49, 39, p. 7010-7013 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  62. Published

    Deracemisation methods

    Turner, N. J., Apr 2010, In : Current Opinion in Chemical Biology. 14, 2, p. 115-121 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  63. 2009
  64. Published

    Engineering and improvement of the efficiency of a chimeric [P450cam-RhFRed reductase domain] enzyme

    Robin, A., Roberts, G. A., Kisch, J., Sabbadin, F., Grogan, G., Bruce, N., Turner, N. J. & Flitsch, S. L., 2009, In : Chemical Communications. 18, p. 2478-2480 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  65. 2008
  66. Published

    Design, synthesis and trypanocidal activity of lead compounds based on inhibitors of parasite glycolysis

    Nowicki, M. W., Tulloch, L. B., Worralll, L., McNae, I. W., Hannaert, V., Michels, P. A. M., Fothergill-Gilmore, L. A., Walkinshaw, M. D. & Turner, N. J., 1 May 2008, In : Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 16, 9, p. 5050-5061 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  67. 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

  68. Published

    Rapid determination of both the activity and enantioselectivity of ketoreductases

    Truppo, M. D., Escalettes, F. & Turner, N. J., 25 Mar 2008, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 47, 14, p. 2639-2641 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  69. 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

  70. 2007
  71. 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

  72. 2004
  73. Published

    A novel hyaluronan-based biomaterial (Hyaff-11®) as a scaffold for endothelial cells in tissue engineered vascular grafts

    Turner, N. J., Kielty, C. M., Walker, M. G., Canfield, A. E. & Turner, N., Dec 2004, In : Biomaterials. 25, 28, p. 5955-5964 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  74. Published

    A Versatile Chemo-Enzymatic Route to Enantiomerically Pure β-Branched α-Amino Acids

    Roff, G. J., Lloyd, R. C. & Turner, N. J., 7 Apr 2004, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126, 13, p. 4098-4099 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  75. 2003
  76. Published

    Lipase-Catalyzed Kinetic Resolution on Solid-Phase via a "Capture and Release" Strategy

    Humphrey, C. E., Turner, N. J., Easson, M. A. M., Flitsch, S. L. & Ulijn, R. V., 19 Nov 2003, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 125, 46, p. 13952-13953 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  77. 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

  78. 2002
  79. 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

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