1. Chao Chen, Hongwu Yang, Jinsong Xuan, Qiu Cui, Yingang Feng* (2019) Resonance assignments of a cellulosomal double-dockerin from Clostridium thermocellum. Biomol. NMR Assign. In press. [PMID: 30377946] [Full text (Publisher website)]


  1. Ya-Jun Liu, Kuan Qi, Jie Zhang, Chao Chen, Qiu Cui*, Yingang Feng* (2018) Firmicutes-enriched IS1447 represents a group of IS3-family insertion sequences exhibiting unique +1 transcriptional slippage. Biotechnol. Biofuels 11:300. [PMID: 30410575] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  2. Xiaojin Song, Jie Wang, Yanchao Wang, Yingang Feng, Qiu Cui, Yandu Lu* (2018) Artificial creation of Chlorella pyrenoidosa mutants for economic sustainable food production. Bioresour. Technol. 268:340-345.  [PMID: 30096641] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  3. Lizett Ortiz de Ora, Raphael Lamed, Ya-Jun Liu, Jian Xu, Qiu Cui, Yingang Feng, Yuval Shoham, Edward A. Bayer, Iván Muñoz-Gutiérrez* (2018) Regulation of biomass degradation by alternative σ factors in cellulolytic clostridia. Sci. Rep. 8:11036. [PMID: 30038431] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  4. Sheng Dong, Xi Liu, Gu-Zhen Cui, Qiu Cui*, Xinquan Wang*, Yingang Feng* (2018) Structural insight into the catalytic mechanism of a cis-epoxysuccinate hydrolase producing enantiomerically pure D(-)-tartaric acid. Chem. Commun. 54(61):8482-8485. [PMID: 30003205] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  5. Renmin Li, Yingang Feng, Shiyue Liu, Kuan Qi, Qiu Cui*, Ya-Jun Liu* (2018) Inducing effects of cellulosic hydrolysate components of lignocellulose on cellulosome synthesis in Clostridium thermocellum. Microbial Biotechnol. 11(5):905-916. [PMID: 29943510] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  6. Huidan Zhang, Dong Lu, Xin Li, Yingang Feng, Qiu Cui, Xiaojin Song* (2018) Heavy ion mutagenesis combined with triclosan screening provides a new strategy for improving the arachidonic acid yield in Mortierella alpine. BMC Biotechnol. 18:23. [PMID: 29716562] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  7. Xiaoyi Li†, Yan Xiao†, Yingang Feng, Bin Li, Wenli Li*, Qiu Cui* (2018) The spatial proximity effect of beta-glucosidase and cellulosomes on cellulose degradation. Enzyme Microbial Technol. 115:52-61.[PMID: 29859603] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  8. Tao Zhou, Xingzhe Yao, Jinfeng Wang*, Yingang Feng* (2018) Solution structure of an archaeal DUF61 family protein SSO0941 encoded by a gene in the operon of box C/D RNA protein complexes. J. Struct. Biol. 203(2):179-184. [PMID: 29526782] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  9. Ya‑Jun Liu†*, Shiyue Liu†, Sheng Dong, Renmin Li, Yingang Feng*, and Qiu Cui* (2018) Determination of the native features of the exoglucanase Cel48S from Clostridium thermocellum. Biotechnol. Biofuels 11:6. [PMID: 29344087] [Full text (Publisher website)]


  1. Yingang Feng* (2017) Compatible topologies and parameters for NMR structure determination of carbohydrates by simulated annealing. PLoS One 12(12):e0189700. [PMID: 29232406] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  2. Huidan Zhang, Yingang Feng, Qiu Cui*, and Xiaojin Song* (2017) Expression of Vitreoscilla hemoglobin enhances production of arachidonic acid and lipids in Mortierella alpine. BMC Biotechnol. 17:68. [PMID: 28854910] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  3. Dong-Dong Meng†, Xi Liu†, Sheng Dong†, Ye-Fei Wang, Xiao-Qing Ma, Haixia Zhou, Xinquan Wang, Li-Shan Yao, Yingang Feng*, and Fu-Li Li* (2017) Structural insights into the substrate specificity of a glycoside hydrolase family 5 lichenase from Caldicellulosiruptor sp. F32. Biochem. J. 474(20):3373-3389. (*Corresponding author) [PMID: 28838949] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  4. Jinsong Xuan†, Hongwei Yao†, Yingang Feng*, and Jinfeng Wang* (2017) Backbone and side-chain 1H, 15N and 13C resonance assignments of two Sac10b family members Mvo10b and Mth10bTQQA from archaea. Biomol. NMR Assign. 11(2):269-273. (*Corresponding author) [PMID: 28812261] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  5. Lei Du†, Sheng Dong†, Xingwang Zhang, Chengying Jiang, Jingfei Chen, Lishan Yao, Xiao Wang, Xiaobo Wan, Xi Liu, Xinquan Wang, Shaohua Huang, Qiu Cui, Yingang Feng*, Shuang-Jiang Liu*, and Shengying Li* (2017) Selective oxidation of aliphatic C-H bonds in alkylphenols by a chemomimetic biocatalytic system. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114(26):E5129-E5137. [PMID: 28607077] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  6. Zengxin Ma, Miaomiao Tian, Yanzhen Tan, Guzhen Cui, Yingang Feng, Qiu Cui, and Xiaojin Song* (2017) Response mechanism of the docosahexaenoic acid producer Aurantiochytrium under cold stress. Algal Res. 25:191-199. [Full text(Publisher website)]
  7. Jie Zhang, Shiyue Liu, Renmin Li, Wei Hong, Yan Xiao, Yingang Feng, Qiu Cui* and Ya‑Jun Liu* (2017) Efficient whole-cell-catalyzing cellulose saccharification using engineered Clostridium thermocellum. Biotechnol. Biofuels 10:124. [PMID:28507596] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  8. Patrick K. Chaffey†, Xiaoyang Guan†, Chao Chen, Yuan Ruan, Xingfeng Wang, Amy H. Tran, Theo N. Koelsch, Qiu Cui, Yingang Feng*, and Zhongping Tan* (2017) Structural Insight into the Stabilizing Effect of O-Glycosylation. Biochemistry 56(23):2897-2906. [PMID:28494147] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  9. Xiaojin Song, Zengxin Ma, Yanzhen Tan, Huidan Zhang, Qiu Cui* (2017) Wastewater recycling technology for fermentation in polyunsaturated fatty acid production. Bioresour. Technol. 235:79-86. [PMID:28365352] [Full text (Publisher website)]


  1. Yu-rong Cheng, Zhi-jie Sun*, Gu-zhen Cui, Xiaojin Song, Qiu Cui* (2016) A new strategy for strain improvement of Aurantiochytrium sp. based on heavy-ions mutagenesis and synergistic effects of cold stress and inhibitors of enoyl-ACP reductase. Enzyme Microbiol. Technol. 93-94:182-190. [PMID:27702480] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  2. Ting Song†, Ziqian Wang†, Fangling Ji, Yingang Feng, Yudan Fan, Gaobo Chai, Xiangqian Li, Zhiqiang Li, and Zhichao Zhang* (2016) Deactivation of Mcl-1 by dual-function small-molecule inhibitors targeting the Bcl-2 homology 3 domain and facilitating Mcl-1 ubiquitination. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55(46):14250-14256. [PMID:27701804] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  3. Chen Wang, Jinsong Xuan*, Yingang Feng* (2016) The progress of researches on bacterial type I toxin-antitoxin systems. Prog. Biochem. Biophys. 43(10):952-961.(Review in Chinese) [Full text (Publisher website)]
  4. Gu-Zhen Cui, Zengxin Ma, Ya-Jun Liu, Yingang Feng, Zhijie Sun, Yurong Cheng, Xiaojin Song*, Qiu Cui (2016) Overexpression of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enhanced the polyunsaturated fatty acid composition of Aurantiochytrium sp. SD116. Algal Res. 19:138-145. [Full text (Publisher website)]
  5. Chen Wang, Jinsong Xuan*, Qiu Cui, Yingang Feng* (2016) Resonance assignments of a VapC family toxin from Clostridium thermocellum. Biomol. NMR Assign.10(2):367-371. [PMID:27386855] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  6. Ziqian Wang, Ting Song, Yingang Feng, Zongwei Guo, Yudan Fan, Wenjie Xu, Lu Liu, Anhui Wang, and Zhichao Zhang* (2016) Bcl-2/MDM2 dual inhibitors based on universal pyramid-like α-helical mimetics. J. Med. Chem. 59(7):3152-3262. [PMID:26982372] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  7. Ya-Jun Liu, Xiaxia Song, Yifei Li, Jinsong Xuan, Qiu Cui, Jinfeng Wang, Yingang Feng* (2016) Low stability of the reduced state of Mycobacterium tuberculosis NrdH redoxin. FEBS Lett. 590(3):387-395. [PMID:26786191] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  8. Huiwen Wu, Chen Wang, Weibin Gong, Jinfeng Wang, Jinsong Xuan, Sarah Perrett*, Yingang Feng* (2016) NMR structure note: the C-terminal region of human eukaryotic elongation factor 1Bδ. J. Biomol. NMR 64(2):181-187. [PMID: 26762120] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  9. Xiangmin Ni†, Heng Ru†, Feng Ma†, Lixia Zhao†, Neil Shaw, Yingang Feng, Wei Ding, Weibin Gong, Qiaofeng Wang, Songying Ouyang*, Genhong Cheng*, Zhi-Jie Liu* (2016) New insights into the structural basis of DNA recognition by HINa and HINb domains of IFI16. J. Mol. Cell Biol. 8(1):51-61. [PMID: 26246511] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  10. Chao Chen, Zhenling Cui, Xiangfei Song, Ya-Jun Liu, Qiu Cui*, and Yingang Feng* (2016) Integration of bacterial expansin-like proteins into cellulosome promotes the cellulose degradation. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 100(5):2203-2212. [PMID: 26521249] [Full text (Publisher website)]


  1. Zengxin Ma, Yanzhen Tan, Guzhen Cui, Yingang Feng, Qiu Cui* and Xiaojin Song* (2015) Transcriptome and gene expression analysis of DHA producer Aurantiochytrium under low temperature conditions. Sci. Rep. 5:14446. [PMID: 26403200]  [Full text (Publisher website)]
  2. Xiaojin Song*, Xiaolong Wang, Yanzhen Tan, Yingang Feng, Wenli Li and Qiu Cui* (2015) High production of squalene using a newly isolated yeast-like strain Pseudozyma sp. SD301. J. Agric. Food Chem. 63(38):8445-4851. [PMID:26350291]  [Full text (Publisher website)]
  3. Yan Xiao, Jingtao Zhang, Jiatao Cui, Xingzhe Yao, Zhijie Sun, Yingang Feng* and Qiu Cui* (2015) Simultaneous accumulation of neutral lipids and biomass in Nannochloropsis oceanica IMET1 under high light intensity and nitrogen replete conditions. Algal Res. 11:55-62. [Full text (Publisher website)
  4. Jie Zhang, Ya-Jun Liu*, Gu-Zhen Cui and Qiu Cui* (2015) A novel arabinose-inducible genetic operation system developed for Clostridium cellulolyticum. Biotechnol. Biofuels 8:36. [PMID:25763107] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  5. Ya-Jun Liu, Jie Zhang, Gu-Zhen Cui and Qiu Cui* (2015) Current progress of targetron technology: Development, improvement and application in metabolic engineering. Biotechnol. J. 10(6):855-865. [PMID: 25735546] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  6. Xingzhe Yao, Yan Xiao, Qiu Cui* and Yingang Feng* (2015) 1H, 15N and 13C resonance assignments of translationally-controlled tumor protein from photosynthetic microalga Nannochloropsis oceanica. Biomol. NMR Assign.9(2):325-328. [PMID: 25680850] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  7. Xiaoke Ding, Chao Chen, Qiu Cui, Wenli Li* and Yingang Feng* (2015) Resonance assignments of the periplasmic domain of a cellulose-sensing trans-membrane anti-sigma factor from Clostridium thermocellum. Biomol. NMR Assign. 9(2):321-324. [PMID: 25682099] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  8. Huiwen Wu, Weibin Gong, Xingzhe Yao, Jinfeng Wang, Sarah Perrett* and Yingang Feng* (2015) Evolutionarily conserved binding of translationally-controlled tumor protein to eukaryotic elongation factor 1B. J. Biol. Chem. 290(14):8694-8710. [PMID:25635048] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  9. Jun Lan, Xiao-jin Song, Yan-zhen Tan, Jian-chun Xu, Qiu Cui and Yin-gang Feng* (2015) Concentration of docosahexaenoic acid in Aurantiochytrium oil by Burkholderia lipase. Food Sci. 36(1):128-134. (In Chinese) [Full text (Publisher website)]


  1. Chao Chen, Zhenling Cui, Yan Xiao, Qiu Cui, Steven P. Smith, Raphael Lamed, Edward A. Bayer and Yingang Feng* (2014) Revisiting the NMR solution structure of the Cel48S type-I dockerin module from Clostridium thermocellum reveals a cohesin-primed conformation. J. Struct. Biol. 188(2):188-193. [PMID:25270376] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  2. Jun Lan, Yanzhen Tan, Xiaojin Song, Qiu Cui, Yingang Feng* (2014) Investigation on the lipid of Aurantiochytrium sp. SD116 by in-cell NMR. Acta Biophys. Sin. 30(3):193-206. (In Chinese) [Full text (Publisher website)]
  3. Xin-shu Zhu, Jia-tao Cui, Yin-gang Feng, Jing-tao Zhang*, Qiu Cui* (2014) Metabolomic Analysis of Clostridium thermocellum. Chinese J. Magn. Reson. 31(2):243-252. (In Chinese) [Full text (Publisher website)]
  4. Wei Hong, Jie Zhang, Yingang Feng, Georg Mohr, Alan M. Lambowitz, Gu-Zhen Cui, Ya-Jun Liu*, Qiu Cui* (2014) The contribution of cellulosomal scaffoldins to cellulose hydrolysis by Clostridium thermocellum analyzed by using thermotargetrons. Biotechnol. Biofuels 7:80. [PMID:24955112 ] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  5. Yingang Feng*, Xiaxia Song, Jinzhong Lin, Jinsong Xuan, Qiu Cui, Jinfeng Wang (2014) Structure determination of archaea-specific ribosomal protein L46a reveals a novel protein fold. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 450(1):67-72. [PMID:24875358 ] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  6. Yajun Liu, Guzhen Cui, Wei Hong, Jie Zhang, Qiu Cui* (2014) Genetic engineering of cellulosome-producing Clostridium strains for cellulosic ethanol production. Chinese J. Bioprocess Engin. 12(1):55-62. (Review; In Chinese) [Full text (Publisher website)]
  7. Gu-Zhen Cui, Jie Zhang, Wei Hong, Chenggang Xu, Yingang Feng, Qiu Cui*, Ya-Jun Liu* (2014) Improvement of ClosTron for successive gene disruption in Clostridium cellulolyticum using a pyrF-based screening system. App. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 98(1):313-323. [PMID:24190496] [Full text (Publisher website)]


  1. Jia-tao Cui, Yan-zhen Tan, Qiu Cui, Xiao-jin Song* (2013) The analysis of cofactor changes in product synthesis of marine fungus Aurantiochytrium sp. SD116. Chinese J. Mar. Drugs 32(6):27-32. (In Chinese)
  2. Xiaojin Song*†, Yanzhen Tan†, Yajun Liu, Jingtao Zhang, Guanglei Liu, Yingang Feng, and Qiu Cui* (2013) Different impact of short-chain fatty acids on saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis in Aurantiochytrium sp. SD116. J. Agric. Food Chem. 61(41):9876-9881. [PMID:24053543] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  3. Jiatao Cui, Jingtao Zhang, Xinshu Zhu, Fali Bai, Yingang Feng, Wenna Guan*, and Qiu Cui* (2013) Separation and quantification of water-soluble cellular metabolites in Clostridium thermocellum using liquid chromatography-isotope dilution tandem mass spectrometry. Anal. Lett. 46(17):2767-2786. [Full text (Publisher website)]
  4. Xinshu Zhu, Jiatao Cui, Yingang Feng, Yun Fa, Jingtao Zhang*, Qiu Cui* (2013) Metabolic Adaption of Ethanol-Tolerant Clostridium thermocellum. PLoS ONE 8(7):e70631. [PMID:23936233] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  5. Georg Mohr, Wei Hong, Jie Zhang, Gu-zhen Cui, Yunfeng Yang, Qiu Cui, Ya-jun Liu*, Alan M. Lambowitz* (2013) A targetron system for gene targeting in thermophiles and its Application in Clostridium thermocellum. PLoS ONE 8(7):e69032. [PMID:23874856] [Full text (Publisher  website)]
  6. Xi Liu, Shian Liu, Yingang Feng*, Jian-Zhong Liu, Yuling Chen, Khanh Pham, Haiteng Deng, Kendal D. Hirschi, Xinquan Wang*, and Ninghui Cheng* (2013) Structural insights into the N-terminal GIY-YIG endonuclease activity of Arabidopsis glutaredoxin AtGRXS16 in chloroplasts. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110(23):9565-9570.[PMID: 23690600 ] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  7. Tong Li, Yuanyuan Du, Qiu Cui, Jingtao Zhang, Weiming Zhu, Kui Hong and Wenli Li* (2013) Cloning, characterization and heterologous expression of the indolocarbazole biosynthetic gene cluster from marine-derived Streptomyces sanyensis FMA. Mar. Drugs 11(2):466-488.[PMID: 23389092 ] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  8. Lu Lin, Yuetong Ji, Qichao Tu, Ranran Huang, Lin Teng, Xiaowei Zeng, Houhui Song, Kun Wang, Qian Zhou, Yifei Li, Qiu Cui, Zhili He, Jizhong Zhou and Jian Xu* (2103) Microevolution from shock to adaptation revealed strategies improving ethanol tolerance and production in Thermoanaerobacter. Biotechnol. Biofuels 6:103. [PMID: 23875846 ] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  9. Mang Gao, Xiaojin Song*, Yingang Feng, Wenli Li, and Qiu Cui (2013) Isolation and characterization of Aurantiochytrium species: high docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) production by the newly isolated microalga, Aurantiochytrium sp. SD116. J. Oleo Sci. 62(3):143-151. [PMID: 23470441][Full text (Publisher website)]
  10. Yan Xiao, Jingtao Zhang, Jiatao Cui, Yingang Feng, Qiu Cui* (2013) Metabolic profiles of Nannochloropsis oceanica IMET1 under nitrogen-deficiency stress. Bioresour. Technol. 130:731-738. [PMID:23334034][Full text (Publisher website)]
  11. Zhenling Cui, Yifei Li*, Yan Xiao, Yingang Feng, and Qiu Cui* (2013) Resonance assignments of cohesin and dockerin domains from Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC824. Biomol. NMR Assign. 7(1):73-76. [PMID: 22446850] [Full text (Publisher website)]
    Erratum: Biomol. NMR Assign. 7(1):77. [Full text (Publisher website)]


  1. Shan Wang, Gu-Zhen Cui, Xiang-Fei Song, Yingang Feng* and Qiu Cui* (2012) Efficiency and stability enhancement of cis-epoxysuccinic acid hydrolase by fusion with a carbohydrate binding module and immobilization onto cellulose. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 168(3):708-717. [PMID:22843080][Full text (Publisher website)]
  2. Gu-Zhen Cui, Shan Wang, Yifei Li, Yi-Jun Tian, Yingang Feng, and Qiu Cui* (2012) High yield recombinant expression, characterization and homology modeling of two types of cis-epoxysuccinic acid hydrolases. Protein J. 31(5):432-438.[PMID:22592448] [Full text (Publisher website)]
  3. Gu-zhen Cui, Wei Hong, Jie Zhang, Wen-li Li, Yingang Feng, Ya-jun Liu*, and Qiu Cui* (2012) Targeted gene engineering in Clostridium cellulolyticum H10 without methylation. J. Microbiol. Methods 89(3):201-208. [PMID:22450138] [Full text (publisher website)]
  4. Jitian Liu, Yu Tang*, Kaigui Wu, Caifeng Bi*, and Qiu Cui* (2012) Conversion of fructose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and its derivatives promoted by inorganic salt in alcohol. Carbohydr. Res. 350:20-24. [PMID:22264628] [Full text (publisher website)]