32. Rui Wang, Weihong Zheng and Minkui Luo, “A Sensitive Mass-spectrum Assay to Characterize Engineered Methionine Adenosyltransferases with S-alkyl Analogues of Methionine (SAAM) as Substrates, Anal. Biochem. 2014, 450, 11-19. PMCID:PMC3947680

31. Han Guo, Rui Wang, Weihong Zheng, Yuling Chen, Gil Blum, Haiteng Deng and Minkui Luo, “Profiling Substrates of Protein Arginine N-Methyltransferase 3 with S-Adenosyl-L-methionine Analogues”, ACS Chemical Biology, 2014, 9, 476-484. PMCID:PMC3944066

30. Rui Wang and Minkui Luo, “A Journey toward Bioorthogonal Profiling of Protein Methylation inside Living Cells”, Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2013, 17, 729-737.  PMCID:PMC3823810

29. Kabirul Islam, Yuling Chen, Hong Wu, Ian Bothwell, Gil Blum, Hong Zeng, Aiping Dong, Weihong Zheng, Jinrong Min, Haiteng Deng, Minkui Luo, “Defining Efficient Enzyme-Cofactor Pairs for Bioorthogonal Profiling of Protein Methylation”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013, 110, 16778-16783. PMCID:PMC3801003

28. Jaclyn Winter, Grace  Chiou, Ian Bothwell, Wei Xu, Neil Garg, Minkui Luo, Yi Tang, “Expanding the Structural Diversity of Polyketides by Exploring the Cofactor Tolerance of an Inline Methyltransferase Domain”, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 3774-7.  PMCID:PMC3779521

27. Gil Blum, Ian R. Bothwell, Kabirul Islam & Minkui Luo, “Profiling Protein Methylation with Cofactor Analogue Containing Terminal Alkyne Functionality”, Curr. Protoc. Chem. Biol. 2013, 5, 67-88. PMCID: in process

26. Gil Blum, Kabirul Islam & Minkui Luo, “Using Azido Analogue of S-Adenosyl-L-methionine for Bioorthogonal Profiling of Protein Methylation (BPPM)”, Curr. Protoc. Chem. Biol. 2013, 5, 45-66. PMCID:PMC3647616

25. Rui Wang, Kabirul Islam, Weihong Zheng, Ying Liu, Haiping Tang, Gil Blum, Haiteng Deng &  Minkui Luo, “Profiling Genome-wide Chromatin Methylation with Engineered Posttranslation Apparatus within Living Cells”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 1048. This article was featured by Faculty of 1000Prime.  PMCID:PMC3582175

24. Weihong Zheng, Glorymar Ibáñez, Hong Wu, Gil Blum, Hong Zeng, Aiping Dong, Fengling Li, Taraneh Hajian, Abdellah Allali-Hassani, Maria F. Amaya, Alena Siarheyeva, Wenyu Yu, Peter J. Brown, Matthieu Schapira, Masoud Vedadi, Jinrong Min & Minkui Luo, “Sinefungin Derivatives as Inhibitors and Structure Probes of Protein Lysine Methyltransferase SETD2”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18004-180014. This paper was featured by Nature/SciBX 5(45); doi:10.1038/scibx.2012.1192. PMCID:PMC3504124

23. Ian R. Bothwell, Kabirul Islam, Yuling Chen, Weihong Zheng, Gil Blum, Haiteng Deng & Minkui Luo, “Se-Adenosyl-L-selenomethionine Cofactor Analogue as a Reporter of Protein Methylation”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 14905-149012. PMCID:PMC3458307

22. Glorymar Ibáñez1, David Shum, Gil Blum, Bhavneet Bhinder, Constantin Radu, Christophe Antczak, Minkui Luo and Hakim Djaballah, “A High Throughput Scintillation Proximity Imaging Assay for Protein Methyltransferases”, Comb. Chem. High Throughput Screen. 2012, 15, 359-371. This paper was featured as the cover of the issue Comb. Chem. High Throughput Screen. PMCID:PMC3553658

21. Kabirul Islam, Ian Bothwell, Yuling Chen, Caitlin Sengelaub, Rui Wang, Haiteng Deng and Minkui Luo, “Bioorthogonal Profiling of Protein Methylation (BPPM) Using Azido Derivative of S-adenosyl-L-methionine”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5909-5915. This paper was featured by Today's Science Sparks at MSKCC and highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News in the April 9th issue, 2012, 15, p.35. PMCID:PMC3336210

20. Minkui Luo, “Current Chemical Biology Approaches to Interrogate Protein Methyltransferases”, ACS Chemical Biology, 2012, 7, 443-463.  PMCID:PMC3306480

19. Debjani Chakraborty, Kabirul Islam and Minkui Luo, “Facile Synthesis and Altered Ionization Efficiency of Diverse Nε-Alkyllysine-containing Peptides”, Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 1514 - 1516. Invited paper for “ChemComm Emerging Investigators”. PMCID:PMC3573693

18. Rui Wang, Glorymar Ibáñez, Kabirul Islam, Weihong Zheng, Gil Blum, Caitlin Sengelaub, and Minkui Luo, “Formulating Fluorogenic Assay to Evaluate S-adenosyl-L-methionine Analogues as Protein Methyltransferase Cofactors”, Mol. BioSyst.. 2011, 7, 2970-2981. This paper was featured as the cover of the issue of Mol. BioSyst.. PMCID:PMC3575546

17. Kabirul Islam, Weihong Zheng, Haiqiang Yu, Haiteng Deng and Minkui Luo, “Expanding Cofactor Repertoire of Protein Lysine Methyltransferase for Substrate Labeling”, ACS Chemical Biology, 2011, 6, 679-684. PMCID:PMC3137739

16. Rui Wang, Weihong Zheng, Haiqiang Yu, Haiteng Deng and Minkui Luo, “Labeling Substrates of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase with Engineered Enzymes and Matched S-Adenosyl-L-methionine Analogues”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7648-7651. PMCID:PMC3104021

15.  Glorymar Ibáñez, Jamie L. McBean, Yaritzy M. Astudillo and Minkui Luo,An Enzyme-coupled Ultrasensitive Luminescence Assay for Protein Methyltransferases”, Anal. Biochem. 2010, 401, 203–210. • This paper was featured as the cover of the issue of Anal. Biochem.

Postdoctoral (Albert Einstein College of Medicine):

14.  Yong Zhang, Minkui Luo and Vern L. Schramm, “Transition State Structures of Plasmodium falciparum and Human Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferases”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 4685-4694. This paper was featured by Today's Science Sparks at MSKCC.

13.  María B. Cassera, Keith Z. Hazleton, Paul M. Riegelhaupt, Emilio F. Merino, Minkui Luo, Myles H. Akabas and Vern L. Schramm, “Erythrocytic adenosine monophosphate as an alternative purine”, J. Biol. Chem. 2008, 283, 32889-32899.

12.  Minkui Luo and Vern L. Schramm, “Ribosyl Geometry in the Transition State of Streptococcus pneumoniae Methylthioadenosine Nucleosidase from the 3´-2H Kinetic Isotope Effect”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 11617-11619.

11. Lei Li, Minkui Luo, Mahmoud Ghanem, Erika A. Taylor and Vern L. Schramm, “Residues Remote from Catalytic Sites Contribute to Transition State Structure in Bovine Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase”, Biochemistry 2008, 47, 2577-2583.

10. Minkui Luo, Lei Li and Vern L. Schramm “Remote Mutations Alter Transition State Structure of Human Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase”, Biochemistry  2008, 47, 2565-2576.

9.    Minkui Luo and Vern L. Schramm, “Transition State Structure of E. coli tRNA-specific Adenosine Deaminase”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 2649-2655. This paper was featured in JACS Select, March 2009.

8.    Vipender Singh, Minkui Luo, Rosemary L. Brown, Gillian E. Norris and Vern L. Schramm, “Transition State Structure of Neisseria meningitides 5´-Methylthioadenosine/S-adenosylhomocysteine Nucleosidase”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 13831-13833.

7.    Jemy A. Gutierrez, Minkui Luo (co-first author), Vipender Singh, Lei Li, Rosemary L. Brown, Gillian E. Norris, Gary B. Evans, Richard H. Furneaux, Peter C. Tyler, Gavin F. Painter, Dirk H. Lenz, and Vern L. Schramm, “Picomolar Inhibitors as Transition State Probes of 5’-Methylthioadenosine Nucleosidases”, ACS Chem. Biol. 2007, 2, 725-734.  The paper was featured as the cover and in Point of View of the issue of ACS Chemical Biology.

6.    Minkui Luo, Vipender Singh, Erika A. Taylor and Vern L. Schramm, “Transition-State Variation in Human, Bovine, and Plasmodium falciparum Adenosine Deaminases”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 8008-8017.

Graduate (Princeton):

5.    Minkui Luo, Hening Lin, Michael A. Fischbach, David R. Liu, Christopher T. Walsh, John T. Groves, “Enzymatic Tailoring of the Bacterial Siderophore Enterobactin Alters Membrane Partitioning and Iron Acquisition”, ACS Chem. Biol. 2006, 1, 29-32.

4.    Minkui Luo, Evgeny A. Fadeev, and John T. Groves, “Mycobactin-mediated Iron Acquisition within Macrophages”, Nat. Chem. Biol. 2005, 1, 149-153. This paper was featured by the news of Nat. Chem. Biol. 2005, 1, 127-128.

3.  Evgeny A. Fadeev, Minkui Luo, and John T. Groves, “Synthesis and Structural Modeling of the Amphiphilic Siderophore Rhizobactin-1021 and its Analogs”, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2005, 15, 3771-3774.

2.  Minkui Luo, Evgeny A. Fadeev, and John T. Groves, “Membrane Dynamics of the Amphiphilic Siderophore, Acinetoferrin”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 1726-1736. The results were highlighted by Chemical & Engineer News in July 4th issue, 2005, 22-23.

1.    Evgeny A. Fadeev, Minkui Luo, and John T. Groves, “Synthesis, Structure and Molecular Dynamics of Gallium Complexes of Schizokinen and the Amphiphilic Siderophore Acinetoferrin”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 12065-12075.