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Erkin Kuru, Ph.D.

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  1. Perry E, Weber J, Pataranutaporn P, Volf V, Gonzalez LM, Nejad S, Angleton C, Chen JE, Gabo A, Jammalamadaka MSS, Kuru E, Fortuna P, Rico A, Sulich K, Wawrzyniak D, Jacobson J, Church G, Kong D. How to grow (almost) anything: a hybrid distance learning model for global laboratory-based synthetic biology education. Nat Biotechnol. 2022 12; 40(12):1874-1879. PMID: 36510008.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  2. Williams MA, Aliashkevich A, Krol E, Kuru E, Bouchier JM, Rittichier J, Brun YV, VanNieuwenhze MS, Becker A, Cava F, Brown PJB. Unipolar Peptidoglycan Synthesis in the Rhizobiales Requires an Essential Class A Penicillin-Binding Protein. mBio. 2021 10 26; 12(5):e0234621. PMID: 34544272; PMCID: PMC8546619.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  3. Robinson-McCarthy LR, Mijalis AJ, Filsinger GT, de Puig H, Donghia NM, Schaus TE, Rasmussen RA, Ferreira R, Lunshof JE, Chao G, Ter-Ovanesyan D, Dodd O, Kuru E, Sesay AM, Rainbow J, Pawlowski AC, Wannier TM, Angenent-Mari NM, Najjar D, Yin P, Ingber DE, Tam JM, Church GM. Laboratory-Generated DNA Can Cause Anomalous Pathogen Diagnostic Test Results. Microbiol Spectr. 2021 10 31; 9(2):e0031321. PMID: 34523989.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  4. Stork DA, Squyres GR, Kuru E, Gromek KA, Rittichier J, Jog A, Burton BM, Church GM, Garner EC, Kunjapur AM. Designing efficient genetic code expansion in Bacillus subtilis to gain biological insights. Nat Commun. 2021 09 14; 12(1):5429. PMID: 34521822; PMCID: PMC8440579.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  5. Benson S, de Moliner F, Fernandez A, Kuru E, Asiimwe NL, Lee JS, Hamilton L, Sieger D, Bravo IR, Elliot AM, Feng Y, Vendrell M. Photoactivatable metabolic warheads enable precise and safe ablation of target cells in vivo. Nat Commun. 2021 04 22; 12(1):2369. PMID: 33888691; PMCID: PMC8062536.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  6. Robinson-McCarthy LR, Mijalis AJ, Filsinger GT, de Puig H, Donghia NM, Schaus TE, Rasmussen RA, Ferreira R, Lunshof JE, Chao G, Ter-Ovanesyan D, Dodd O, Kuru E, Sesay AM, Rainbow J, Pawlowski AC, Wannier TM, Yin P, Collins JJ, Ingber DE, Church GM, Tam JM. Anomalous COVID-19 tests hinder researchers. Science. 2021 01 15; 371(6526):244-245. PMID: 33446547.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Kuru E, Määttälä RM, Noguera K, Stork DA, Narasimhan K, Rittichier J, Wiegand D, Church GM. Release Factor Inhibiting Antimicrobial Peptides Improve Nonstandard Amino Acid Incorporation in Wild-type Bacterial Cells. ACS Chem Biol. 2020 07 17; 15(7):1852-1861. PMID: 32603088.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Taylor JA, Bratton BP, Sichel SR, Blair KM, Jacobs HM, DeMeester KE, Kuru E, Gray J, Biboy J, VanNieuwenhze MS, Vollmer W, Grimes CL, Shaevitz JW, Salama NR. Distinct cytoskeletal proteins define zones of enhanced cell wall synthesis in Helicobacter pylori. Elife. 2020 01 09; 9. PMID: 31916938.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  9. Kuru E, Radkov A, Meng X, Egan A, Alvarez L, Dowson A, Booher G, Breukink E, Roper DI, Cava F, Vollmer W, Brun Y, VanNieuwenhze MS. Mechanisms of Incorporation for D-Amino Acid Probes That Target Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis. ACS Chem Biol. 2019 12 20; 14(12):2745-2756. PMID: 31743648.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  10. Hsu YP, Hall E, Booher G, Murphy B, Radkov AD, Yablonowski J, Mulcahey C, Alvarez L, Cava F, Brun YV, Kuru E, VanNieuwenhze MS. Fluorogenic D-amino acids enable real-time monitoring of peptidoglycan biosynthesis and high-throughput transpeptidation assays. Nat Chem. 2019 04; 11(4):335-341. PMID: 30804500; PMCID: PMC6444347.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  11. Pende N, Wang J, Weber PM, Verheul J, Kuru E, Rittmann SKR, Leisch N, VanNieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, den Blaauwen T, Bulgheresi S. Host-Polarized Cell Growth in Animal Symbionts. Curr Biol. 2018 04 02; 28(7):1039-1051.e5. PMID: 29576473.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Kuru E, Lambert C, Rittichier J, Till R, Ducret A, Derouaux A, Gray J, Biboy J, Vollmer W, VanNieuwenhze M, Brun YV, Sockett RE. Author Correction: Fluorescent D-amino-acids reveal bi-cellular cell wall modifications important for Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus predation. Nat Microbiol. 2018 Feb; 3(2):254. PMID: 29311645.
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  13. Kunjapur AM, Stork DA, Kuru E, Vargas-Rodriguez O, Landon M, Söll D, Church GM. Engineering posttranslational proofreading to discriminate nonstandard amino acids. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 01 16; 115(3):619-624. PMID: 29301968; PMCID: PMC5776986.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  14. Kuru E, Lambert C, Rittichier J, Till R, Ducret A, Derouaux A, Gray J, Biboy J, Vollmer W, VanNieuwenhze M, Brun YV, Sockett RE. Fluorescent D-amino-acids reveal bi-cellular cell wall modifications important for Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus predation. Nat Microbiol. 2017 Dec; 2(12):1648-1657. PMID: 28974693; PMCID: PMC5705579.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  15. Hsu YP, Rittichier J, Kuru E, Yablonowski J, Pasciak E, Tekkam S, Hall E, Murphy B, Lee TK, Garner EC, Huang KC, Brun YV, VanNieuwenhze MS. Full color palette of fluorescent d-amino acids for in situ labeling of bacterial cell walls. Chem Sci. 2017 Sep 01; 8(9):6313-6321. PMID: 28989665; PMCID: PMC5628581.
    Citations: 36     
  16. Li J, Zhang C, Huang P, Kuru E, Forster-Benson ETC, Li T, Church GM. Dissecting limiting factors of the Protein synthesis Using Recombinant Elements (PURE) system. Translation (Austin). 2017; 5(1):e1327006. PMID: 28702280; PMCID: PMC5501384.
    Citations: 11     
  17. Li J, Haas W, Jackson K, Kuru E, Jewett MC, Fan ZH, Gygi S, Church GM. Cogenerating Synthetic Parts toward a Self-Replicating System. ACS Synth Biol. 2017 07 21; 6(7):1327-1336. PMID: 28330337.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  18. Bisson-Filho AW, Hsu YP, Squyres GR, Kuru E, Wu F, Jukes C, Sun Y, Dekker C, Holden S, VanNieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Garner EC. Treadmilling by FtsZ filaments drives peptidoglycan synthesis and bacterial cell division. Science. 2017 02 17; 355(6326):739-743. PMID: 28209898.
    Citations: 210     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  19. Faure LM, Fiche JB, Espinosa L, Ducret A, Anantharaman V, Luciano J, Lhospice S, Islam ST, Tréguier J, Sotes M, Kuru E, Van Nieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Théodoly O, Aravind L, Nollmann M, Mignot T. The mechanism of force transmission at bacterial focal adhesion complexes. Nature. 2016 11 24; 539(7630):530-535. PMID: 27749817; PMCID: PMC5465867.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  20. Liechti G, Kuru E, Packiam M, Hsu YP, Tekkam S, Hall E, Rittichier JT, VanNieuwenhze M, Brun YV, Maurelli AT. Pathogenic Chlamydia Lack a Classical Sacculus but Synthesize a Narrow, Mid-cell Peptidoglycan Ring, Regulated by MreB, for Cell Division. PLoS Pathog. 2016 05; 12(5):e1005590. PMID: 27144308.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  21. Cuenca M, Pfister SP, Buschor S, Bayramova F, Hernandez SB, Cava F, Kuru E, Van Nieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Coelho FM, Hapfelmeier S. D-Alanine-Controlled Transient Intestinal Mono-Colonization with Non-Laboratory-Adapted Commensal E. coli Strain HS. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0151872. PMID: 27002976; PMCID: PMC4803232.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  22. Boersma MJ, Kuru E, Rittichier JT, VanNieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Winkler ME. Minimal Peptidoglycan (PG) Turnover in Wild-Type and PG Hydrolase and Cell Division Mutants of Streptococcus pneumoniae D39 Growing Planktonically and in Host-Relevant Biofilms. J Bacteriol. 2015 Nov; 197(21):3472-85. PMID: 26303829; PMCID: PMC4621067.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Monteiro JM, Fernandes PB, Vaz F, Pereira AR, Tavares AC, Ferreira MT, Pereira PM, Veiga H, Kuru E, VanNieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Filipe SR, Pinho MG. Cell shape dynamics during the staphylococcal cell cycle. Nat Commun. 2015 Aug 17; 6:8055. PMID: 26278781.
    Citations: 74     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  24. van Teeseling MC, Mesman RJ, Kuru E, Espaillat A, Cava F, Brun YV, VanNieuwenhze MS, Kartal B, van Niftrik L. Anammox Planctomycetes have a peptidoglycan cell wall. Nat Commun. 2015 May 12; 6:6878. PMID: 25962786; PMCID: PMC4432595.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  25. Kuru E, Tekkam S, Hall E, Brun YV, Van Nieuwenhze MS. Synthesis of fluorescent D-amino acids and their use for probing peptidoglycan synthesis and bacterial growth in situ. Nat Protoc. 2015 Jan; 10(1):33-52. PMID: 25474031.
    Citations: 111     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  26. Fleurie A, Lesterlin C, Manuse S, Zhao C, Cluzel C, Lavergne JP, Franz-Wachtel M, Macek B, Combet C, Kuru E, VanNieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Sherratt D, Grangeasse C. MapZ marks the division sites and positions FtsZ rings in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Nature. 2014 Dec 11; 516(7530):259-262. PMID: 25470041.
    Citations: 84     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  27. Tsui HT, Boersma MJ, Vella SA, Kocaoglu O, Kuru E, Peceny JK, Carlson EE, VanNieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Shaw SL, Winkler ME. Pbp2x localizes separately from Pbp2b and other peptidoglycan synthesis proteins during later stages of cell division of Streptococcus pneumoniae D39. Mol Microbiol. 2014 Oct; 94(1):21-40. PMID: 25099088.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  28. Fleurie A, Manuse S, Zhao C, Campo N, Cluzel C, Lavergne JP, Freton C, Combet C, Guiral S, Soufi B, Macek B, Kuru E, VanNieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Di Guilmi AM, Claverys JP, Galinier A, Grangeasse C. Interplay of the serine/threonine-kinase StkP and the paralogs DivIVA and GpsB in pneumococcal cell elongation and division. PLoS Genet. 2014 Apr; 10(4):e1004275. PMID: 24722178; PMCID: PMC3983041.
    Citations: 70     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  29. Liechti GW*, Kuru E*, Hall E, Kalinda A, Brun YV, VanNieuwenhze M, Maurelli AT. A new metabolic cell-wall labelling method reveals peptidoglycan in Chlamydia trachomatis. Nature. 2014; 7489(506):507-10 *equal contribution. View Publication.
  30. Cava F, Kuru E, Brun YV, de Pedro MA. Modes of cell wall growth differentiation in rod-shaped bacteria. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2013 Dec; 16(6):731-7. PMID: 24094807.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  31. Tocheva EI, López-Garrido J, Hughes HV, Fredlund J, Kuru E, Vannieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, Pogliano K, Jensen GJ. Peptidoglycan transformations during Bacillus subtilis sporulation. Mol Microbiol. 2013 May; 88(4):673-86. PMID: 23531131.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  32. Pilhofer M, Aistleitner K, Biboy J, Gray J, Kuru E, Hall E, Brun YV, VanNieuwenhze MS, Vollmer W, Horn M, Jensen GJ. Discovery of chlamydial peptidoglycan reveals bacteria with murein sacculi but without FtsZ. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:2856. PMID: 24292151; PMCID: PMC3847603.
    Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  33. Kuru E, Hughes HV, Brown PJ, Hall E, Tekkam S, Cava F, de Pedro MA, Brun YV, VanNieuwenhze MS. In Situ probing of newly synthesized peptidoglycan in live bacteria with fluorescent D-amino acids. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Dec 07; 51(50):12519-23. PMID: 23055266.
    Citations: 266     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  34. Hall EA, Kuru E, VanNieuwenhze MS. Solid-phase synthesis of lysobactin (katanosin B): insights into structure and function. Org Lett. 2012 Jun 01; 14(11):2730-3. PMID: 22612400.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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