Boris Turk - Selected publications#

Total over 180 papers and book chapters that have been cited over 12500-times; H-index 53 (web of science)

Turk, D., Janjic, V., Stern, I., Podobnik, M., Lamba, D., Dahl, S.W., Lauritzen, C., Pedersen, J., Turk, V. and Turk, B. (2001) Structure of human dipeptidyl peptidase I (cathepsin C): exclusion domain added to an endopeptidase framework creates the machine for activation of granular serine proteases. EMBO J. 20, 6570-6582. (cited 103 times)

Rozman-Pungercar, J., Kopitar Jerala, N., Bogyo, M., Turk,D., Vasiljeva, O., Stefe, I., Vandenabeele, P., Brömme, D., Puizdar, V., Fonovic, M., Trstenjak-Prebanda, M., Dolenc, I., Turk, V., Turk, B. (2003) Inhibition of papain-like cysteine proteases and legumain by "caspase-specific" inhibitors: when reaction mechanism is more important than specificity. Cell Death Diff. 10, 881-888. (cited 114 times)

Cirman, T., Oresic, K., Droga-Mazovec, G., Turk, V., Reed, J.C., Myers, R.M., Salvesen, G.S., Turk, B. (2004) Selective disruption of lysosomes in HeLa cells triggers apoptosis, mediated by cleavage of Bid by multiple papain-like lysosomal cathepsins. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 3578-3587. (cited 236 Times)

Turk, B. (2006) Targeting proteases: successes, failures and future perspectives. Nat. Rev. Drug Disc. 5, 785-799. (cited 337 Times; presented in Nature podcast; featured article, etc.)

Watzke, A., Kosec, G., Kindermann, M., Nestler H.P., Jeske, V., Turk, V., Turk, B.,* Wendt, K.U.* (2008) Selective activity-based probes for cysteine cathepsins. Angewandte Chemie Intl. Edition 47, 406-409 (*shared last authorship). (cited 31 times)

Alvarez, V.E., Kosec, G., Sant'Anna, C., Turk, V., Cazzulo, J.J., Turk, B. (2008) Autophagy is involved in nutritional stress response and differentiation in Trypanosoma cruzi. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 3454-3464. (cited 53 times; presented by Faculty of 1000 Biology)

Droga-Mazovec, G., Bojic, L., Petelin, A., Ivanova, S., Romih, R., Repnik, U., Salvesen, G.S., Stoka, V., Turk, V., Turk, B. (2008) Cysteine cathepsins trigger caspase-dependent cell death through cleavage of Bid and antiapoptotic Bcl-2 homologues. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 19140-19150. (cited 98 times)

Turk, B., Turk, V. (2009) Lysosomes as 'suicide bags' in cell death: myth or reality? J. Biol. Chem. 284, 21783-21787. (cited 70 times)

Mikhaylov, G. Mikac, U., Magaeva, A.A., Itin, V.I., Naiden, E.P., Psakhye, I., Babes, L., Reinheckel, T., Peters, C., Zeiser, R., Bogyo, M., Turk, V., Psakhye, S.G., Turk, B.*, Vasiljeva, O.* (2011) Nanosized ferri-liposomes: a novel MRI-visible drug delivery system for targeting tumours and their microenvironment, Nature Nanotech. 6, 594-602. (*shared last authorship). (cited 42 times; presented in Euronews, etc)

Turk, B., Turk, D., Turk, V. (2012) Protease signalling: the cutting edge. EMBO J. 31, 1630-1643 (cited 21 times)
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