Publications

Cheng C, Geng F, Li Z, Cheng X, Zhong Y, Zhao Y, Mo X, Horbinski C, Duan W, Chakravarti A, Cheng X, Guo D. Ammonia is a key signaling molecule activating SREBP-1 and lipogenesis to promote tumor growth. Nat Metab. 2022, 4, 575-588

Wang Z, Huang W, Liu M, Kennel SJ, Wall JS, Cheng X*. Computational investigation of the binding of a designed peptide to λ light chain amyloid fibril. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2021, 23 (36), 20634-20644

Kong X, Xing E, Zhuang T, Li PK, Cheng X*. Mechanistic Insights into the Allosteric Inhibition of Androgen Receptors by Binding Function 3 Antagonists from an Integrated Molecular Modeling Study. J Chem Inf Model. 2021, 61(7):3477-94

Farago B, Nicholl ID, Wang S, Cheng X*, Callaway DJE*, Bu Z*. Activated nanoscale actin-binding domain motion in the catenin–cadherin complex revealed by neutron spin echo spectroscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2021, 118(13), e2025012118

Li J, Hu X, Neusius T, Cheng X, Smith MD, Godec A, Hong L, Metzler R, Smith JC. Reply to: Insufficient evidence for ageing in protein dynamics. Nat Phys. 2021, 17(7):775-6

Li T, Kong L, Li X, Wu S, Attri KS, Li Y, Gong W, Zhao B, Li L, Herring LE, Asara JM, Xu L, Luo X, Lei YL, Ma Q, Seveau S, Gunn JS, Cheng X, Singh PK, Green DR, Wang H, Wen H. Listeria monocytogenes upregulates mitochondrial calcium signalling to inhibit LC3-associated phagocytosis as a survival strategy. Nat Microbiol. 2021, 6(3):366-379

Persaud AK, Nair S, Rahman MF, Raj R, Weadick B, Nayak D, McElroy C, Shanmugam M, Knoblaugh S, Cheng X, Govindarajan R. Facilitative lysosomal transport of bile acids alleviates ER stress in mouse hematopoietic precursors. Nat Commun. 2021, 12(1):1248

Saeed AFUH, Chan C, Guan H, Gong B, Guo P*, Cheng X*, Ouyang S*. Structural Insights into gp16 ATPase in the Bacteriophage ϕ29 DNA Packaging Motor. Biochemistry. 2021, 60, 11, 886

Chan C, Du S, Dong Y*, X Cheng*. Computational and Experimental Approaches to Investigate Lipid Nanoparticles as Drug and Gene Delivery Systems. Curr Top Med Chem. 2021, 21(2), 92-114

Wu S, Chan C, Zhuang T, Li PK, Cheng X*. A computational study of effects on membrane recruitment of the polar linkers in Vitamin E derivatives. Biochim Biophys Acta (BBA)-General Subjects. 2020, 1864(10), 129655

Mostofian B, Johnson QR, Smith JC, Cheng X*. Carotenoids promote lateral packing and condensation of lipid membranes. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2020, 22(21), 12281-93

Li W, Chan C, Zeng C, Turk R, Behlke MA, Cheng X*, Dong Y*. Rational Design of Small Molecules to Enhance Genome Editing Efficiency by Selectively Targeting Distinct Functional States of CRISPR-Cas12a. Bioconjugate Chem. 2020, 31(3):542-6

NT Cockroft, X Cheng*, JR Fuchs*. STarFish: A Stacked Ensemble Target Fishing Approach and its Application to Natural Products. J Chem Inf Model, 2019, 59 (11), 4906-4920

Cheng X*, Smith JC*. Biological Membrane Organization and Cellular Signaling. Chem Rev, 2019, 119, 95849-5880

Mostofian B, Zhuang T, Cheng X*, Nickels JD*. Branched-Chain Fatty Acid Content Modulates Structure, Fluidity and Phase in Model Microbial Cell Membranes. J Phys Chem B, 2019, 123, 5814−5821

Shrestha UR, Juneja P, Zhang Q, Gurumoorthy V, Borreguero JM, Urban V, Cheng X, Pingali SV, Smith JC, O’Neill HM, Petridis L. Generation of the configurational ensemble of an intrinsically disordered protein from unbiased molecular dynamics simulation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2019, 116(41):20446-20452

Guo P*, Driver D, Zhao Z, Zheng Z, Chan C, Cheng X. Controlling the Revolving and Rotating Motion Direction of Asymmetric Hexameric Nanomotor by Arginine Finger and Channel Chirality. ACS nano, 2019, 13(6):6207-23

Li Z, Zhang Y, Chan C, Zhi C, Cheng X*, Fan J*. Temperature-Dependent Lipid Extraction from Membranes by Boron Nitride Nanosheets. ACS nano, 2018, 12(3):2764-72

Ishita K, Stefanopoulos S, Khalil A, Cheng X, Tjarks W, Rappleye C. Synthesis and biological evaluation of aminothiazoles against Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans. Bioorg Med Chem, 2018, 26(9), 2251-2261

Johnson Q, Mostofian B, Gomez GF, Smith JC, Cheng X. Effects of Carotenoids on Lipid Bilayers. Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2018, 20, 3795-3804

Nickels JD*, Chatterjee S, Mostofian B, Stanley CB, Ohl M, Zolnierczuk P, Schulz R, Myles DAA, Standaert RF, Elkins JG, Cheng X*, Katsaras J. Bacillus subtilis Lipid Extract, A Branched-Chain Fatty Acid Model Membrane. J Phys Chem Lett. 2017, 4214-4217

Nickels JD, Chatterjee S, Stanley CB, Qian S, Cheng X, Myles DAA, Standaert RF, Elkins JG, Katsaras J. The in vivo structure of biological membranes and evidence for lipid domains. PLoS Biol. 2017, 15(5):e2002214

Hong L, Jain N, Cheng X, Bernal A, Tyagi M, Smith JC. Determination of functional collective motions in a protein at atomic resolution using coherent neutron scattering. Sci Adv. 2016, 2(10):e1600886

Tian J, Nickels J, Katsaras J, Cheng X*. Behavior of Bilayer Leaflets in Asymmetric Model Membranes: Atomistic Simulation Studies. J Phys Chem B. 2016, 120(33):8438-48

Hu X, Hong L, Smith MD, Neusius T, Cheng X, Smith JC. The dynamics of single protein molecules is non-equilibrium and self-similar over thirteen decades in time. Nature Phys. 2016, 12, 171-174

Wu D, Fajer MI, Cao L, Cheng X, Yang W. Generalized Ensemble Sampling of Enzyme Reaction Free Energy Pathways. Methods Enzymol. 2016;577:57-74

Nickels JD, Cheng X, Mostofian B, Stanley C, Lindner B, Heberle FA, Perticaroli S, Feygenson M, Egami T, Standaert RF, Smith JC, Myles DA, Ohl M, Katsaras J. Mechanical Properties of Nanoscopic Lipid Domains. J Am Chem Soc. 2015, 137(50):15772-80

Nickels JD, Smith JC, Cheng X*. Lateral organization, bilayer asymmetry, and inter-leaflet coupling of biological membranes. Chem Phys Lipids. 2015, 192:87-99

Chen Q, Luan ZJ, Cheng X*, Xu JH*. Molecular dynamics investigation of the substrate binding mechanism in carboxylesterase. Biochemistry. 2015, 54(9):1841-8