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Kig C and Gozuacik Dx. Manipulation of autophagy for cancer treatment. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2015, Invited review in preparation. Link

Gozuacik Dx, Tekirdag KA, Akkoc Y, and the International AutophagamiR Consortium. Regulation of autophagy by microRNAs. Autophagy, 2015. Invited review in preparation. Link

Ghorbani M, Oral O, Ekici S, Gozuacik D, Kosar Ax. Ultrasonic versus Hydrodynamic Cavitation: Biomedical Applications. Medical Engineering & Physics, 2015. Submitted. 

Ozlem Oral, Yunus Akkoc, Gozuacik Dx. Physiological and Pathological Significance of Molecular Cross-talk Between Autophagy and Apoptosis. Histology and Histopathology. 2015. Invited review submitted. Link

Tekirdag KA, Akkoc Y and Gozuacik Dx. MIR376 family and cancer. Current Cancer Drug Targets, 2015. Invited review in press. Link

Klionsky DJ et al. (International Autophagy Consortium including Gozuacik D). Guidelines for the Use and Interpretation of Assays for Monitoring Autophagy (3rd edition). Autophagy, 2015. In press. Link

Gozuacik Dand Kig C. Cell death and autophagy: A historical perspective. In the book: Cell Death 1994-2014. Richard Lockshin and Zahra Zakeri (Eds.). An Anniversary Publication of the International Cell Death Society (ICDS). 2015. in press. Link

Demir F, Hocaoglu I,Ozturk DG, Gozuacik D, Kiraz A, Yagci Acar Hx. Highly Luminescent and Cytocompatible Cationic Ag2S NIR-emitting Quantum Dots for Optical Imaging and Gene Transfection. Nanoscale, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR00189G. Link

Ozbey A, Karimzadekhouie M, Yalcin SE, Gozuacik D, Kosar Ax. Modeling of ferrofluid magnetic actuation with dynamic magnetic fields in small channels (Preparatory tests for iron oxide nano particle magnetic manipulation cancer therapy). Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, March 2015, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 447-460. Link

Uzusen D, Demir E, Perk OY, Oral O, Ekici O, Unel M, Gozuacik D, Kosar Ax. Assessment of probe-to-specimen distance effect in kidney stone treatment with hydrodynamic cavitation. J. Med. Devices , 2015,  doi: 10.1115/1.4030274. Link

Oral Ox., Cıkım T, Zuvin M, Unal O, Yagci-Acar H, Gozuacik D, Kosar Ax. Effect of Varying Magnetic Fields on Targeted Gene Delivery of Nucleic Acid-Based Molecules. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, May 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10439-015-1331-6. Link

Arachiche A and Gozuacik DxAutophagy in health and disease. In the book: Toxicity and autophagy in neurodegenerative disorders. Jose Manuel Fuentes (Ed.). Springer Publishing. 2015. ISBN: 978-3-319-13938-8, Book chapter. Link

Tekirdag KA, Ozturk DG, Gozuacik DxRegulation of autophagy by miRNAs. In the book: Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, and Infection. Hayat MA (Ed.). Elsevier Academic Press. 2015. ISBN: 9780128010327, Book chapter. Link



Karakas HE and Gozuacik Dx. Autophagy and cancer. Turkish Journal of Biology, 2014, 38, (2014), 720-739. Link

Mehta R, Geckil H and Gozuacik D. Cancer: Normal cells’ reply to a deadly fate (Editorial). Turkish Journal of Biology, 2014, 38, (2014), 700. Link

Gozuacik Dx, Yagci-Acar HF, Akkoc Y, Kosar A, Dogan-Ekici AI, Ekici S. Anticancer use of nanoparticles as nucleic acid carriers. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 2014, September; 10(9): 1751-1783. Link

Kucukgul C, Ozler SB, Inci I, Karakas E, Irmak S, Gozuacik D, Taralp A, Koc B. 3D Bioprinting of Biomimetic Aortic Vascular Constructs with Self-Supporting Cells. Biotechnology and Bioengineering2014 Nov 11. doi: 10.1002/bit.25493. Link

Kurtoglu M, Kaya A, Gozuacik D, Yagci Acar HF, and Kosar Ax. Experimental study on convective heat transfer performance of iron oxide nanoparticle-based ferrofluids in microtubes (Preparatory tests for iron oxide nanoparticle hyperthermia therapy of cancer). ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 2014. Published online: doi:10.1115/1.4026490. Link

Cıkım T, Gozuacik D, Kosar Ax. Power reclamation efficiency of a miniature energy harvesting device using external fluid flows (Bio-inspired device). International Journal of Energy Research, 2014. Published online: DOI: 10.1002/er.3149. Link



Korkmaz G*, Tekirdag KA*, Ozturk DG, Kosar A, Sezerman OU and Gozuacik Dx. MIR376A is a regulator of starvation-induced autophagy. PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(12): e82556. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082556. Link

Tekirdag KA, Ozturk DG, Gozuacik DxAlterations in autophagic-lysosomal potential during ageing and neurological diseases: The miRNA perspective. Current Pathobiology Reports, 2013 December 2013, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 247-261. Link

Itah Z*, Oral O*, Perk OY, Sesen M, Demir E, Erbil S, Dogan-Ekici AI, Ekici S, Kosar A, Gozuacik Dx. Hydrodynamic cavitation kills prostate cells and ablates benign prostatic hyperplasia tissue. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 2013 November; 238(11): 1242-1250. Link

Tekirdag KA and Gozuacik Dx. Role of miRNAs in the regulation of autophagy. Pakistan Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research, 2013. Jul-Dec 1(2): 6-10.

Eberhart K, Oral O, Gozuacik Dx. Induction of autophagic cell death by anticancer agents. pp 179-202. In the book: Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, and Infection. Hayat MA (Ed.). Elsevier Academic Press. 2013 ISBN: 9780124055308, Book chapterLink

Tekirdag AK*, Korkmaz G*, Ozturk DG, Agami R, Gozuacik Dx. miR-181a regulates starvation- and rapamycin-induced autophagy through targeting of ATG5. Autophagy, 2013 March; 9(3): 1-12. Link

Erzurumlu Y, Kose FA, Gozen O, Gozuacik D, Eric A. Toth EA, Ballar Px. A unique IBMPFD-related p97/VCP mutation with differential binding pattern and subcellular localization. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 2013, Link



Oral O*,  Oz-Arslan D*, Itah Z, Naghavi A, Deveci R, Karacali S, Gozuacik Dx. Cleavage of Atg3 protein by caspase-8 regulates autophagy during receptor-activated cell death. Apoptosis, 2012 Aug; 17(8):810-20. Pubmed link

Klionsky DJ et al. (International Autophagy Consortium including Gozuacik D). Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy. Autophagy, 2012 Apr;8(4):445-544. Pubmed link 

Korkmaz G, le Sage C, Tekirdag AK, Agami R, Gozuacik Dx. miR-376b controls starvation and mTOR inhibition-related autophagy by targeting ATG4C and BECN1. Autophagy, 2012 February; 8 (2): 165-176. Pubmed link

Kuzuoglu D, Cebeci Yalcinkaya O, Akpinar BA, Mitou G, Korkmaz G, Gozuacik D, Budak Hx. Autophagy-related gene, TdAtg8, in wild emmer wheat plays a role in drought and osmotic stress response. Planta, 2012, Oct;236(4):1081-92. Pubmed link

Perk OY, Sesen M, Gozuacik D, Kosar Ax. Kidney stone erosion by micro scale hydrodynamic cavitation and consequent kidney stone treatment. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2012, Sep; 40(9): 1895-902.  Pubmed link

Oral O, Irmak S, Ekici S, Gozuacik Dx . Ürolojide otofaji (Autophagy in urology). Pages: 271-283. In the book: Moleküler Üroloji (in Turkish). Türkeri L, Ozer A, Narter F, (Eds). 2012, Üroonkoloji Derneği Publishing. 2012. ISBN:978-975-01697-2-4. Book chapter.

Gözüaçık D. Otofaji ve sinyal yolakları (Autophagy and signaling pathways). Pages 49-60. In the book: Hücre ölümü araştırma teknikleri (In Turkish). Kocturk S, Vatansever  HS (Eds). Eskisehir Osmangazi University Press. 2012. ISBN No: 978-975-7936-95-4. Book chapter.

Gözüaçık D. Otofaji analiz yöntemleri ve uygulama aşamaları (Autophagy analysis techniques and applications). Pages 133-146. In the book: Hücre ölümü araştırma teknikleri (In Turkish). Kocturk S, Vatansever  HS (Eds). Eskisehir Osmangazi University Press. 2012. ISBN No: 978-975-7936-95-4. Book chapter.



Kosar A x, Sesen M, Oral O, Itah Z and Gozuacik Dx . Bubbly cavitating flow generation and investigation of its erosional nature for biomedical applications. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2011 May;58(5):1337-46. Pubmed link

Öz-Arslan D, Korkmaz G, Gözüaçık Dx. Otofaji: Bir hücresel stres yanıtı ve ölüm mekanizması (in Turkish). Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi, 2011 October; 2(4): 184-94. Review. PDF

Gözüaçık D. Otofaji ve sinyal yolakları (Autophagy and signaling pathways). Pages 53-61. In the book: Hücre ölümü araştırma teknikleri (In Turkish). Kocturk S, Vatansever  HS (Eds). Dokuz Eylul University Press. 2011. ISBN No: 978-975-441-349-6. Book chapter.

Gözüaçık D. Otofaji analiz yöntemleri ve uygulama aşamaları (Autophagy analysis techniques and applications). Pages 129-141. In the book: Hücre ölümü araştırma teknikleri (In Turkish). Kocturk S, Vatansever  HS (Eds). Dokuz Eylul University Press. 2011. ISBN No: 978-975-441-349-6. Book chapter.



Mitou G, Budak H, and Gozuacik D x . Techniques to Study Autophagy in Plants. International Journal of Plant Genomics, vol. 2009, Article ID 451357, 14 pages, 2009. doi:10.1155/2009/451357. Review. Pubmed link



Gozuacik D, Bialik S, RavehT, Mitou G, Shohat G, Sabanay H, Mizushima N, Yoshimori T, Kimchi A. DAP-kinase is a mediator of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced caspase activation and autophagic cell death. Cell Death and Differentiation, 2008 15: 1875-86. Pubmed link



Gozuacik D and Kimchi A. Autophagy and cell death. Current Topics in Developmental Biology, 2007 78:217-45. Review.



Gozuacik D and Kimchi A. DAPk protein family and cancer. Autophagy, 2006 2(2): 74-79. Review.



Llambi F, Calheiros F, Gozuacik D, Pays L, Del Rio G, Kimchi A, Mehlen P. The dependence receptor UNC5H2 mediates apoptosis through DAP kinase. EMBO Journal, 2005 Mar 23;24(6):1192-201.



Gozuacik D and Kimchi A. Autophagy as a cell death and tumor suppressor mechanism. Oncogene, 2004 Apr 12;23(16):2891-906. Review.

Shani G, Marash L, Gozuacik D, Bialik S, Teitelbaum L, Shohat G, Kimchi A. Death- associated protein kinase phosphorylates ZIP kinase, forming a unique kinase hierarchy to activate its cell death functions. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2004 Oct;24(19):8611-26.



Paterlini-Brechot P, Saigo K, Murakami Y, Chami M, Gozuacik D, Mugnier C, Lagorce D, Brechot C. Hepatitis B virus-related insertional mutagenesis occurs frequently in human liver cancers and recurrently targets human telomerase gene. Oncogene, 2003 Jun 19;22(25):3911-6.

Gozuacik D, ChamiM, Murakami Y, FaivreJ, LagorceD, Poch O, Biermann O, Knippers R, BréchotC, Paterlini-BréchotP. Identification and functional characterization of a new member of the human Mcm protein family: hMcm8. Nucleic Acids Research, 2003 Jan 15;31(2):570-9.



Gozuacik D, Murakami Y, Saigo K, Chami M, Mugnier C, Lagorce D, Okanoue T, Urashima T, Brechot C, Paterlini-Brechot P. Identification of human cancer-related genes by naturally occurring Hepatitis B Virus DNA tagging. Oncogene, 2001 Sep 27;20(43):6233-40.

Chami M*, Gozuacik D*, Lagorce D, Brini M, Falson P, Peaucellier G, Pinton P, Lecoeur H, Gougeon ML, le Maire M, Rizzuto R, Brechot C, Paterlini-Brechot P. SERCA1 truncated proteins unable to pump calcium reduce the endoplasmic reticulum calcium concentration and induce apoptosis. Journal of Cell Biology, 2001 Jun 11;153(6):1301-14.

Paterlini-Brechot P, Chami M and Gozuacik D. Calcium ATPase Genes and Cell Transformation. Pages 505-520. In the book: Calcium: The Molecular Basis of Calcium Action in Biology and Medicine. Pochet R, Donato R, Haiech J, Heizmann CW, Gerk V (Eds.). Springer Publishing. 2001. ISBN: 0-7923-6421-X. Book chapter.



Chami M*, Gozuacik D*, Saigo K*, Capiod T, Falson P, Lecoeur H, Urashima T, Beckmann J, Gougeon ML, Claret M, le Maire M, Brechot C, Paterlini-Brechot P. Hepatitis B virus-related insertional mutagenesis implicates SERCA1 gene in the control of apoptosis. Oncogene, 2000 Jun 8;19(25):2877-86.

Brechot C, Gozuacik D, Murakami Y, Paterlini-Brechot P. Molecular bases for the development of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Seminars in Cancer Biology, 2000 Jun;10(3):211-31. Review.


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