Research & Creative Scholarship Award, University of South Florida, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2002
Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, Florida State University System, 1995
USF Presidential Young Faculty Award, University of South Florida, 1996

McNair Scholars Program Faculty Research Mentor Award, University of South Florida, 2003

Chemistry Research Promotion Center Visiting Lectureship (National Science Council, Taiwan), May 2009

Renowned Overseas Professor, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, PRC, 2018, 2019

President-Elect and President, the Chinese American Scholars Association of Florida (CASAF), now “the Chinese American Scholars and Professionals Association of Florida”, 2006–2008 (CASPAF;

Board of Directors, CASAF, 2008present

Editorial Board, The Open Medicinal Chemistry Journal (, 2007–

Editorial Board and an Academic Editor, International Journal of Spectroscopy (, continued as Journal of Spectroscopy (, 2008–

Editorial Board and Associate Editor, Global Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2010 (discontinued)

Editorial Board, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society (Taiwan), 2013– (

Editorial Board, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) (, 2016–

Editorial Panel, EC Neurology (, 2017–

Editorial Board, Biomolecules (, 2021–


PUBLICATION LIST (From USF since 1991)

From UCLA (1983-1988)
1)  Ming, L.-J.; Valentine, J. S.*  "Preparation and Characterization of Cu2Ni2 and Ag2Ni2 Superoxide Dismutase, Two New Metal-Substituted Derivatives"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1987, 109, 4426-4428.
2)  Ming, L.-J.; Banci, L.; Luchinat, C.; Bertini, I.; Valentine, J. S.*  "NMR Study of Cobalt(II)-Substituted Yeast and Human Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase"  Inorg. Chem. 1988, 27, 728-733.
3)  Ming, L.-J.; Banci, L.; Luchinat, C.; Bertini, I.; Valentine, J. S.*  "Characterization of Copper-Nickel and Silver-Nickel Bovine Superoxide Dismutase by 1H NMR Spectroscopy"  Inorg Chem. 1988, 27, 4458-4463.
4)  Ming, L.-J.; Valentine, J. S.*  "NMR Studies of Cobalt(II)-Substituted Derivatives of Bovine Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase.  Effects of pH, Phosphate, and Metal Migration"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112, 4256-4264.
5)  Ming, L.-J.; Valentine, J. S.*  "NMR Studies of Nickel(II)-Substituted Derivatives of Bovine Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase with Nickel(II) bound in the Copper Site"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112 , 6374-6383.
6)  Mota de Freitas, D.; Ming, L.-J.; Ramasamy, R.; Valentine, J. S.*  "35Cl and 1 H NMR Study of Anion Binding to Reduced Bovine Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase"  Inorg. Chem. 1990, 29, 3512-3518.
From University of Minnesota (1988-1991)
7)  Ming, L.-J.; Que, L., Jr.;* Kriauciunas, A.; Frolik, C. A.; Chen, V. J.*  "The Coordination Chemistry of the Metal Binding Site of Isopenicillin N Synthase"  Inorg. Chem. 1990, 29, 1111-1112.
8)  Ming, L.-J.; Lauffer, R. B.; Que, L., Jr.*  "Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Iron(II/III)-Amide Complexes, Spectroscopic Models for Non-Heme Iron Proteins"  Inorg. Chem. 1990, 29, 3060-3064.
9)  Jian, F.;* Peisach, J.; Ming, L.-J.; Que, L., Jr.; Chen, V. J.  "Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation Studies of the Cu(II)-Substituted Derivative of Isopenicillin N Synthase, a Structural and Spectroscopic Model"  Biochemistry 1991, 30, 11437-11445.
10)  Ming, L.-J.; Que, L., Jr.;* Kriauciunas, A.; Frolik, C. A.; Chen, V. J.*  "NMR Studies of Isopenicillin N Synthase, a Non-heme Iron(II) Enzyme"  Biochemistry 1991, 30, 11653-11659.
11)  Ming, L.-J.; Jang, H. G.; Que, L., Jr.*  "2D NMR Studies of Paramagnetic Diiron Complexes"  Inorg. Chem. 1992, 31, 359-364.
12)  Wang, Z., Ming, L.-J.; Que, L., Jr.;* Vincent, J. B.; Crowder, M. W.; Averill, B. A.*  "1H NMR and NOE Studies of the Purple Acid Phosphatase from Porcine Uterus and Bovine Spleen"  Biochemistry 1992, 31, 5263-5268.
13)  Elgren, T. E.; Ming, L.-J.; Que, L. Jr.*  "Spectroscopic Studies of Co(II)-Reconstituted Ribonucleotide Reductase R2 from E. coliInorg. Chem. 1994, 33, 891-894.

Publications from the University of South Florida (1991-Present)
14)  Holz, R. C.; Que, L., Jr.*; Ming, L.-J.*  "NOESY Studies on the Fe(III)Co(II) Active Site of the Purple Acid Phosphatase Uteroferrin"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 4434-4436.  ( abstract 1 )

15)  Bertini, I.*; Luchinat, C.; Ming, L.-J.; Piccioli, M.; Sola, M., Valentine, J. S.  "Two-Dimensional 1 H NMR Studies of the Paramagnetic Metalloenzyme Copper-Nickel Superoxide Dismutase"  Inorg. Chem. 1992, 28, 4433-4435.  ( abstract 2 )

16)  Ming, L.-J.  "Two-Dimensional 1 H NMR Studies of Ca(II)-Binding Site in Proteins Using Paramagnetic Lanthanides(III) as Probes and Yb(III)-Substituted Bovine a-Lactalbumin as an Example"  Magn. Reson. Chem. 1993, 31, S104-S109.  (abstract 3 )

17)  Ming, L.-J.*; Lynch, J. B.; Holz, R. C.; Que, L., Jr.*  "One- and Two-Dimensional 1H NMR Studies of the Active Site of Iron(II) Superoxide Dismutase from Escherichia coliInorg. Chem. 1994, 33, 83-87.  ( abstract 4 )

18)  Ming, L.-J.*; Wei, X. "An Ytterbium(III) Complex of Daunomycin, a Model Metal Complex of Anthracycline Antibiotics" Inorg. Chem. 1994, 33, 4617-4618.  ( abstract 5 )

19)  Ming, L.-J.  "Paramagnetic Lanthanide(III) Ions as NMR Probes for Biomolecular Structure and Function"  In La Mar, G. N.; Ed.  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Paramagnetic Molecules, NATO-ASI, Kluwer:  Dordrecht, Netherlands, 1995.  ( abstract 6 )

20)  Ming, L.-J.  "Dinuclear Metalloenzymes:  Structure, Function, and NMR Spectroscopy" Chemistry (Taiwan) 1996, 54, 69-74.  (abstract 7 )

21)  Bertolucci, C.; Ming, L.-J.*; Gonzalez, G.; Gilles-Gonzalez, M. A.* "Assignment of the Hyperfine-Shifted 1 HNMR Signals of the Heme in the Oxygen Sensor FixL from Rhizobium metiloti" Chem. Biol. 1996, 3, 561-566.  ( abstract 8 and reprint in PDF )

22)  Lehmann, T. E.; Ming, L.-J.; Rosen, M.; Que, L.* "NMR Studies of the Paramagnetic Complex Fe(II)-Bleomycin" Biochemistry 1997 , 36, 2807-2816.  (abstract 9 and reprint in PDF )

23)  Lin, L.-Y.; Park, H. I.; Ming, L.-J.* "Metal Binding and Active Site Structure of Di-Zinc Streptomyces griseus Aminopeptidase" J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 1997, 2, 744-749.  ( abstract 10 and reprint in PDF )

24)  Wei, X; Ming, L.-J.*; Cannons, A. C.; Solomonson, L. P. " 1H and 13C NMR Studies of a Truncated Heme Domain from Chlorella vulgaris Nitrate Reductase:  Signal Assignment of the Heme Moiety" Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1998 , 1382, 129-136.  (abstract 11 and reprint in PDF )

25)  Wei, X.; Ming, L.-J.* "Comprehensive 2D 1H NMR Studies of Paramagnetic Lanthanide(III) Complexes of Anthracycline Antitumor Antibiotics" Inorg. Chem. 1998, 37, 2255-2262.  (abstract 12 and reprint in PDF )

26)  Colpas, G. J.; Brayman, T. G.; McCracken, J.; Pressler, M. A.; Babcock, G. T.; Ming, L.-J.; Colangelo, C.; Scott, R. A.; Hausinger, R. P.* "Spectroscopic Characterization of Metal Binding by Klebsiella aerogenes UreE Urease Accesory Protein" J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 3, 150-160.  (abstract 13 and reprint in PDF )

27)  Holz, R. C.*; Bennett, B.; Chen, G.; Ming, L.-J. "Proton NMR Spectroscopy as a Probe of Dinuclear Copper(II) Active Sites in Metalloproteins.  Charaterization of the Hyperactive Copper(II)-Substituted Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120 , 6329-6335.  (abstract 14 and reprint in PDF )

28)  Wei, X.; Ming, L.-J.* "NMR Studies of Metal Complexes and DNA Binding of the Quinone-Containing Antibiotic Streptonigrin" J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans. 1998, 2793-2798.  ( abstract 15 and reprint in PDF )

29)  Park, H. I.; Ming, L.-J.* "The Mechanistic Role of the Coordinated Tyr in Astacin" J. Inorg. Biochem. 1998, 72, 57-62.  (abstract 16 and reprint in PDF )

30)  Ming, L.-J. "NMR Studies of Paramagnetic Multinuclear Metalloproteins" Trends in Inorganic Chemistry 1998, 5, 205–236. ( Table of contents and Introduction, see abstract 17 )

31)  Colpas, G. J.; Brayman, T. G.; Ming, L.-J.; Hausinger, R. P.* "Identification of Metal-Binding Residues in the Klebsiella aerogenes Urease Nickel Metallochaperon, UreE" Biochemistry 1999, 38, 4078-4088. (abstract 20 and reprint in PDF )

32)  Harris, M. N.; Ming, L.-J.* "Different Phosphate Binding Modes of Streptomyces griseus Aminopeptidase between Crystal and Solution States and the Status of Zinc-Bound Water"  FEBS Lett. 1999 , 455, 321-324. (abstract 22 and reprint in PDF )

33)  Epperson, J. D.; Ming, L.-J.*; Woosley, B. D.; Baker, G. R.; Newkome, G. R.* "NMR Study of Dendrimer Using Paramagnetic Cobalt(II) as a Probe"  Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 4498-4502. ( introduction and abstract 19, and reprint in PDF ) (abstract of another dendrimer study )

34)  Park, H. I.; Ming, L.-J.* "A 1010 Rate Enhancement of Phosphodiester Hydrolysis by a Di-Zinc Aminopeptidase– Transition State Analogues as Substrates?" Angew. Chem. Intl. Engl. Ed. 1999, 38, 2914-2916. (abstract 21 and reprint in PDF )

35)  Ming, L.-J. "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Paramagnetic Metal Centers in Proteins and Synthetic Complexes" In Physical Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Magnetism; Que, L., Jr., Ed.; University Science Books; February 2000.  ( Table of contents, see abstract 18 )

36)  Epperson, J. D.; Ming, L.-J.* "Proton NMR Studies of Co(II) Complexes of Bacitracin Analogous:  Insight into Structure-Activity Relationship" Biochemistry 2000, 39, 4037–4045.  abstract 23 and reprint in PDF )

37)  Ercan, A.; Park, H. I.; Ming, L.-J.* "Remarkable Enhancement of the Hydrolyses of Phosphoesters by Dimetal Centers —Streptomyces Aminopeptidase as a “Natural Model System”" Chem. Commun. 2000 , 2501–2502.  (abstract 25 and reprint in PDF )
38) Hasselgren, C.; Park, H. I.; Ming, L.-J.* "Metal Ion Binding and Activation of Streptomyces griseus Aminopeptidase:  Cadmium(II) Binding as a Model" J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 6, 120–127. (abstract 24 and reprint in PDF )
39) Harris, M. N.; Madura, J. D.; Ming, L.-J.*; Harwood, V. J.* "Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies of Prolyl Oligopeptidase from the Hyperthermophile  Pyrococcus furiosus" J. Biol. Chem. 2001, 276 , 19310–19317. (abstract 26 and reprint in PDF )
40) Epperson, J. D.; Ming, L.-J.*; Baker, G. R.; Newkome, G. R.* "Paramagnetic Cobalt(II) as an NMR Probe for Dendrimer Structure, Mobility, and Coorperativity" J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2001, 123, 8583–8592. ( abstract 28 and reprint in PDF )  (introduction and abstract of another dendrimer study )

41) Epperson, J. D.; Ming, L.-J.* "Binding of Cobalt(II) and Copper(II) to Trinuclear Phospholipase C from Bacillus cereus— A Novel 1H NMR Spectrum of a “Tri-Cu(II)” Center in Protein" J. Inorg. Biochem. 2001, 87, 149-156. ( abstract 27 and reprint in PDF )

42) Park, H. I.; Ming, L.-J.* "Mechanistic Studies of the Astacin-like Serratia Metalloendopeptidase Serralysin —Highly Active (>2,000%) Co(II)- and Cu(II)-Substituted Derivatives for Further Corroboration of a 'Metallotriad' Mechanism" J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2002, 7, 600–610.  (abstract 29 and reprint in PDF )
43) Ming, L.-J.*; Epperson, J. D. "Metal Binding and Structure–Activity Relationship of the Metalloantibiotic Peptide Bacitracin" J. Inorg. Biochem. (a focused review) 2002, 91, 46–58 (abstract 30 and reprint in PDF )

44) Harris, M. N.; Bertolucci, C. M.; Ming, L.-J.* "Paramagnetic Cobalt(II) as a Probe for Kinetic and NMR Relaxation Studies of Phosphate Binding and Catalytic Mechanism of Streptomyces Dinuclear Aminopeptidase" Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 5582-5588. (abstract 31 and reprint in pdf )

45) Ming, L.-J. “Structure and Function of Metalloantibiotics” Med. Res. Rev. 2003, 23, 697–762.  (abstract 32 and reprint)

46) Lykourinou-Tibbs, V.; Ercan, A.; Ming, L.-J. “Iron(III)-Chelex Resin Complex as a Prototypical Heterogeneous Catalyst for Phosphoester Hydrolysis” Catal. Commun. 2003, 4, 549–553.  (abstract 33 and reprint)

47) Hanafy, A. I.; Lykourinou-Tibbs, V.; Bisht, K. S. Ming, L.-J. “Effective Heterogeneous Hydrolysis of Phosphodiester by Pyridine-Containing Metallopolymers” Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2005, 358, 1247–1252. (abstract 34 and reprint)

48) da Silva, G. F. Z.; Tay, W. M.; Ming, L.-J. “Catechol Oxidase-Like Oxidation Chemistry of the 1–20 and 1–16 Fragments of Alzheimer’s Disease-Related β-Amyloid Peptide: Their Structure-Activity Correlation and the Fate of Hydrogen Peroxide” J. Biol. Chem. 2005, 280, 16601-16609. (abstract 35 and reprint)

49) Elder, I.; Tu, C.; Ming, L.-J.; McKenna R.; Silverman, D. N.  “Proton Transfer from Exogenous Donors in Catalysis by Human Carbonic Anhydrase II” Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 2005, 437, 106-114.  Appeared on the cover of the issue (  (abstract 36, the cover, and reprint)

50) da Silva, G. F. Z.; Ming, L.-J. “Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Copper(II)-β-Amyloid Peptide Exhibits Phenol Monooxygenase and Catechol Oxidase Activities” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 5501–5504.  (Accepted without alterations).  (abstract 37 and reprint)

51) da Silva, G. F. Z.; Ming, L.-J. “Catechol Oxidase Activity of Di-Cu2+-Substituted Aminopeptidase from Streptomyces griseusJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 16380-16381. (abstract 38 and reprint)

52) da Silva, G. F. Z.; Reuille, R. L.; Ming, L.-J.; Livingston, B. T. “Overexpression and mechanistic characterization of blastula protease 10, a metalloprotease involved in sea urchin embyogenesis and development” J. Biol. Chem. 2006, 281, 10737–10744.  (abstract 39 and reprint)

53) Ercan, A.; Park. H. I.; Ming, L.-J. “A ‘Moonlighting’ Di-Zinc Aminopeptidase from Streptomyces griseus: Mechanisms for Peptide Hydrolysis and the 4 × 1010-Fold Acceleration of the Alternative Phosphodiester Hydrolysis” Biochemistry 2006, 45, 13779–13793.  (abstract 40 and reprint)

54) da Silva, G. F. Z.; Ming, L.-J. “‘Metallo-ROS’ in Alzheimer’s Disease:  Metal-Centered Oxidation of Neurotransmitters by CuII-β-Amyloid Provides an Alternative Perspective for the Neuropathology of Alzheimer’s DiseaseAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 3337-3341.  (abstract and reprint)

55) Lykourinou, V.; Hanafy, A. I.; da Silva, G. F. Z.; Bisht, K. S.; Larsen, R. W.; Livingston, B. T.; Angerhofer, A.; Ming, L.-J. “How Well Should the Active Site and the Specific Recognition Be Defined for Proficient Catalyses? —Effective and Cooperative Polyphenol/Catechol Oxidation and Oxidative DNA Cleavage by a Copper(II)-Binding and H-bonding CopolymerEur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 2584–2592.  (abstract and reprint)

56) Lin, C.-C.; Ming, L.-J.; Lee, C.-C.; Lee, S. “EPR Kinetics in Irradiated Syndiotactic Polystyrene at Elevated Temperatures” Polymer 2008, 49, 3987–3992.  (abstract and reprint)

57) Wang, S.-L.; Lin, Y.-T.; Chio, S.-H.; Liang, T.-W.; Ming, L.-J. “Purification and Characterization of Extracellular Lipases from the Newly Identified Pseudomonas monteilii TKU009 by the Use of Soybeans as the Substrate” J. Indust. Microbiol. Biotech. 2009, 36, 65–73.  (abstract and reprint)

58) da Silva, G. F. Z.; Lykourinou, V.; Angerhofer, A.; Ming L.-J. “Rectification of the Roles of Methionine-35 and Reducing Agents in Metal-Centered Oxidation Chemistry of Copper(II)-β-Amyloid with Kinetics and EPR Spectroscopy” BBA–Molecular Basis of Diseases. 2009, 1792, 49–55.  (abstract and reprint)

59) Lykourinou, V.; Hanafy, A. I.; Angerhofer, A.; Bisht, K. S.; Ming, L.-J. “Iron(III)-Polymers as Proficient Catalysts for Acid Hydrolysis of Phosphodiester and Oxidative DNA Cleavage—Insight into Rational Design of Functional Metallopolymers” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 1199–1207.  (abstract and reprint)

60) Ming, L.-J. “Biological Aspects of Metal Enolates” in the volume of “The Chemistry of Metal Enolates” from The Patai’s Series of the Chemistry of Functional Groups, Zabicky, J., Ed.; Wiley: Chichester, 2009, Chapter 11, PP. 579–682.  (table of contents) (book information)

61) Tay, W. M.; Hanafy, A. I.; Angerhofer, A.; Ming, L.-J. “A plausible role of salivary copper in antimicrobial activity of histatin-5—Metal binding and oxidative activity of its copper complexBioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2009, 6709–6712. (Abstract) (reprint)

62) Ercan, A.; Tay, W. M.; Grossman, S. H.; Ming, L.-J. “The Role of Metal Ions in Peptide Hydrolysis and the 7 × 1010-Fold Rate Enhancement of Phosphodiester Hydrolysis by Dinuclear Streptomyces Aminopeptidase” J. Inorg. Biochem. 2010, 104, 19–29. (Abstract) (reprint)

63) Tay, W. M.; Epperson, J. D.; da Silva, G. F. Z.; Ming, L.-J. “1H NMR, Mechanism, and Mononuclear Oxidative Activity of the Antibiotic Metallopeptide Bacitracin:  The Role of D-Glu-4, Interaction with Pyrophosphate Moiety, DNA Binding and Cleavage, and BioactivityJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 5652–5661. (Abstract) (reprint)

64) Lin, Y.-S.; Ming, L.-J.; Fu, Y.-K.; Lee, S. “EPR Kinetic Studies of Radical Annihilation of γ-Ray-Irradiated Contact Lens Blanks Made of a 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate Copolymer at Elevated Temperatures” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2010, 117, 3114–3120. (Abstract) (Reprint)

65) Ming, L.-J. “Metallopeptides—from Drug Discovery to Catalysis” J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 2010, 57, 285–299; an invited review. (Abstract from Vol 57, No. 3A) (Reprint)

66) Wang, L.; Ye, Y.; Lykourinou, V.; Angerhofer, A.; Ming, L.-J.; Zhao, Y. “Metal Complexes of a Multidentate Cyclophosphazene with Imidazole-Containing Side Chains for Hydrolyses of Phosphoesters:  Bimolecular versus Intramolecular Dinuclear Pathways” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 674–682. (Abstract) (Reprint)

67) Lykourinou, V.$; Chen, Y.$; Wang, X.-S.; Meng, L.; Hoang, T.; Ming, L.-J.; Musselman, R. L.; Ma, S. “Immobilization of MP-11 into a Mesoporous Metal–Organic Framework, MP-11@mesoMOF: A New Platform for Enzymatic Catalysis” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 10382–10385. (abstract) (Reprint)  $ These authors contributed equally.

68) Hashim, A.; Wang, L.; Juneja, K.; Ye, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Ming, L.-J. “Vitamin B6s Inhibit Oxidative Stress Caused by Alzheimer’s Disease-Related CuII-β-Amyloid Complexes—Cooperative Action of Phospho-Moiety” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2011, 21, 6430–6432. (abstract) (reprint)

69) Lin, Y.-S.; Fu, Y.-K.; Ming, L.-J.; Lee, S. “Radical Annihilation Kinetics of γ-Ray-Irradiated Acrylic (PMMA) at Elevated Temperatures” Polymers. 2011, 52, 6090-6096. (abstract)(reprint).

70) Chen, Y.; Lykourinou, V.; Vetromile, C.; Hoang, T.; Ming, L.-J.; Larsen, R.; Ma, S. “How Can Proteins Enter the Interior of a MOF? Investigation of Cytochrome c Translocation into a MOF Consisting of Mesoporous Cages with Microporous Windows” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13188–13191. (abstract) (reprint)

71) Chen, Y.; Lykourinou, V.; Hoang, T.; Ming, L.-J.; Ma, S. “Size-Selective Biocatalysis of Myoglobin Immobilized into a Mesoporous Metal-Organic Framework with Hierarchical Pore Sizes” Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 9156–9158. (abstract) (reprint)

72) Lykourinou, V.; Ming, L.-J. “Metalloproteins and MetallopeptidesNatural Metallofoldamers” in Metallofoldamers: Supramolecular Architectures from Helicates to Biomimetics, Chapter 1, PP. 1–50, Maayan, G.; Albrecht, M. Eds.  Wiley, 2013. (Table of Contents of the book) (excerpt from Google Books) (book excerpt from the publisher).

73) Tay, W. M.; da Silva, G. F. Z.; Ming L.-J. “Metal Binding of Flavonoids and Their Distinct Inhibition Mechanisms toward the Oxidation Activity of Cu2+–β-Amyloid—Not Just Serving as Suicide Antioxidants!Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52 (2), 679–690. (abstract) Dedicated to Professor Bertini (1940–2012): In memory of Professor Ivano Bertini, whose “paramagnetic NMR” explorations enlightened our research endeavors.

74) Ming, L.-J. “Biological and Biomedical Aspects of Metal Phenolates” in the volume of “The Chemistry of Metal Phenolates” from The Patai’s Series of the Chemistry of Functional Groups (, Zabicky, J., Ed.; Wiley: Chichester, 2014, Chapter 16, PP. 971–1091.  (TOC of the chapter and abstract)

75) Ming, L.-J.; Valentine, J. S. “Insights into SOD1-Linked Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis from NMR Studies of Ni2+- and Other Metal Ion-Substituted Wild Type Copper-Zinc Superoxide DismutasesJ. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 19, 647-657. Dedicated to Professor Ivano Bertini for his inspiration, encouragement, and collaboration in our paramagnetic NMR pursuits of SOD1 and other metalloproteins (abstract and reprint at

76) Lykourinou, V.; Ming, L.-J. “Mechanistic Insights into Phenol Oxidation by a Copper(II) Complex of a Pyridine/Amide-Containing Copolymer in an Aqueous Medium” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 2015, 375–381. (This paper has been selected by the editor to feature on the cover and in the cover profile of the issue. (abstract and reprint).

77) Teng, P.; Ma, N.; Cerrato, D. C.; She, F.; Odom, T.; Wang, X.; Ming, L.-J.; van der Vaart, A.; Wojtas, L.; Xu, H.;  Cai, J. “Right-Handed Helical Foldamers Consisting of de Novo D-AApeptidesJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (21), 7363–7369.  (Abstract).

78) Wang, L.; Ye, Y.; Lykourinou, V.; Yang, J.; Angerhofer, A.; Zhao, Y.; Ming, L.-J. “Catalytic Cooperativity, Nuclearity, and O2/H2O2 Specificity of Multi-Copper(II) Complexes of Cyclen-Tethered Cyclotriphosphazene Ligands in Aqueous Media” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 2017, 4899–4908. (This paper has been selected by the editor to feature on the cover and in the cover profile of the issue. (abstract and full article)

79) Corcoran, J. C.; Tang, C. C.; Lykourinou, V.; Terentis, A. C.; Andgerhofer, A.; Ming, L.-J. “To Be Structurally Well-Defined or Not to Be, That Is Not the Question for Iron(III)–Poly(4-Vinylpyridine-co-Acrylamide) to Exhibit Catechol Dioxygenase Activity!)Catalysis Communications 2018, 106, 87–91. (abstract and full article)

80) Ming, L.-J. “Alzheimer’s Update: ‘Beeting’ Alzheimer’s Disease” Today’s Geriat. Med. 2018, 11, 30–33. (An invited account, and link)

81) Wang, L.; Song, B.; Khalife, S.; Li, Y.; Ming, L.-J.; Bai, S.; Xu, Y.; Yu, H.; Wang, M.; Wang, H.; Li, X. “Introducing Seven Transition Metal Ions into Terpyridine-Based Supramolecules: Self-Assembly and Dynamic Ligand Exchange Study” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1811–1821. (abstract and article)

82) Liu, P.; Wang, L.; Yang , Y.;  Qu, Y.; Ming, L.-J. “Recent advances of Cyclotriphosphazene-based Derivatives as Fluorescent Dyes: An update on recent advances” Dyes and Pigments  2021, 188, #109214. (abstract and article)

83) Reyes, L.; Godfrey, D.; Ming, L.-J.; Maclean, C.; Gonzalez, F. J.; Madrigal, L. “The distribution in Native populations from Mexico and Central America of the C677T variant in the MTHFR gene” Am. J. Human Biol. 2021, 33, e23567. (abstract and article)

84) Xie, J.; Wang, L.;  Liu, P.;  Su, X.; Ming, L.-J. “NMR Study of the Exchangeable Protons and Hydrogen Bonding in Tetracycline Hydrochloride” Chin. J. Magn. Reson. 2021, in press (abstract and article)

85) Teng, P.; Zheng, M.; Cerrato, D. C.; Shi, Y.; Zhou, M.; Xue, S.; Jiang, W.; Wojtas, L.; Ming, L.-J.; Hu, Y.; Cai, J. “The Folding Propensity of α/Sulfono-γ-AA Peptidic Foldamers with both Left- and Right-Handedness” Commun. Chem. 2021, 4, #58. (abstract and article)

86) Wang, L.; Su, X.; Xie, J.-H.; Ming, L.-J. “Specific recognitions of multivalent cyclotriphosphazene derivatives in sensing, imaging, theranostics, and biomimetic catalysis” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2022, 454, 214326. (abstract and article)


Ming, L.-J. “Biological Metallo-ROS —Not Just Some ROS!Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) 2022, to be submitted

Juneja, K.; Hashim, A.; Tay, W. M.; Ming, L.-J. “Kinetic and NMR Studies of Structure–Activity Correlation of Flavonoids against Metal-Mediated Oxidation by Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Copper(II)-β-Amyloid Further into Antioxidation and Pro-oxidation Properties of Flavonoids”, to be submitted.


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