Prof. Xing Bengang

Refereed Publications

After Joining NTU (Representtive Publications):

Representive Publications:dsd

92. A Metabolic Labeling Way to In situ Fabricate Bacterial FRET Platform for Innate Immune Defence Molecule, Z. Zhang*, Q. Han, J. Lau, Z. Wang, M. Hu, H. Qiu, T. D. Cong, B. G. Xing*. Senors & Actuators: B. Chem. 2022, 350, 130913 [PDF].


91. Cyanine-Dyad Molecular Probe for Simutaneous Profliling of Multiple Radical Species Evolution in Bacterial Infection. Z. Wang,^ T. Do Cong,^ W. Zhong, J. Lau, G. Kwek, M. B. Chan-Park, B. G. Xing*, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2021, 60, 16900 [PDF], Highlighted in "Angew Chem. Wechat Platform", and "". (^ equal contribution). 


90. Recomposition and Storage of Sunlight with Intelligent Phosphors for Enhanced Photosynthesis. Z. Zhang, Q. Han, S. Liu, Z. Wang, M. Hu, M. Szeto, R. Lau, B. G. Xing*. Dalton Transactions, RSC., 2021, 50, 11025. 

89. Continuous-wave Near-IR STED Microscopy using Downshifting Lanthanide Nanoparticles. L. Liang, Z. Feng, Q. Zhang, T. Do. Cong, Y. Wang, X. Qin, Z. Yi, M. Ang, L. Zhou, H. Feng, B. G. Xing, M. Gu,* X. Li,* X. G. Liu.* Nature Nanotechnology, 2021, Accepted.

88. Scratching The Surface of Unventured Possibilities with in situ Self-assembly: Protease Activated Developments for Imaging and Therapy. G. Kwek, T. Cong, X. Lu, J. Lin, B. G. Xing*,ACS Applied Bio Mater. 2021, 4,2192 []

87. Near-infrared Light Brightens Bacterial Disinfecton: Recent Progress and Perspectives. Q. Y. Han, J. Lau, D. Thang, Z. Zhang*, B. G. Xing*, ACS Applied Bio Mater. 2021, 4, 3937 []

86. Lanthanide-doped Upconversion Nanoparticles Meet the Needs for Cutting-edge Bioapplications: Recent Progress and Perspectives". Z. Zhang*, Q. Y. Han, J. W. Lau, B. G. Xing*.  ACS Materials Lett. 2020, 2, 1516., Invited Perspective [PDF], ACS ML Highlight [PDF]. 

85. Luminescent Molecules Towards Precise Cellular Event Regulation. M. Hu, Q. Han, L. Lyu, Y. Tong, S. Dong, Z. Loh, B. G. Xing*, Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 10231-10234. [PDF]


84. Extra-Specific Manifestation of Nanoheater's Position Effect on Distinctive Cellular Photothermal Response. D. C. Thang, Z. Wang, M. Hu, Q. Y. Han, B. G. Xing*, ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 5836. [PDF], Highlighted in "Nanoer". 

83. Near-Infrared Photo-controlled Therapeutic Release Via Upconversion Nanocomposites. Z. Wang, D. C. Thang, X. Zhao, X. Xie, Z. Wang, J. Lin, B. G. Xing*, J. Control. Release. 2020, 324, 104. (Invited Review in Asian Special Issue). [PDF]

82. Near-Infrared Multipurpose Lanthanide-Imaging Nanoprobes. Z. Wang, B. G. Xing*, Chem. Asian J. 2020, 14, 2076 [PDF], Invited Review for Anniversary of SNIC. 


81. Metallic Nanoparticles Enabled Screening of Drug-of-abuse, an Approach to Forensic Analysis. M. Hu, Q. Y. Han, B. G. Xing*, ChemBioChem, 2020, 21. 2512. [PDF], [Inside Cover], (Special Issue: Metal in Medicine). 


80. 近红外上转化转换纳米器在光遗传学调控中的应用. Z. Wang, M. Hu, B. G. Xing*. 无机化学学报, (Inorganic. Chim. Acta), 2020, 6, 969 [PDF] Invited Review, Special Issue in 100 Yrs Anniversary of School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, NanJing Univ.   


79. NIR Nanoprobe Facilitated Cross-referencing Manifestation of Local Disease Biology for Dynamic Therapeutic Response Assessment. Z. Wang, X. Ai, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, X. Wu, R. Haindl, E. K. L. Yeow, W. Drexler, M. Gao, B. G. Xing.*, Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 803. [PDF], Highlighted by "Nanoer".

78. Redox-Activatable and Acid-Enhanced Nanotheranostics for Second Near-infrared Photoacoustic Tomography and Combined Photothermal Tumor Therapy. Z. Wang, Z. Xu, P. K. Upputuri, Y. Jiang, J. Lau, M. Pramanik, K. Pu*, B. G. Xing.* ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 5816 [PDF], Highlighted by "".

77. Precise Cell Behaviors Manipulations Through Light-Responsive Nano-regulators: Recent Advance and Perspective. D.C.Thang, Z.Wang, X.Lu, B.G.Xing.* Theranostics. 2019, 9, 3308[PDF]

76. Multispectral Optoaccoustic Imaging of Dynamic Redox Correlation and Pathophysiological Progression Utilizing Upconversion Nanoprobes. X. Z. Ai, Z. M. Wang, H. Cheong, Y. Wang, R. C. Zhang, J. Lin, Y. J. Zheng, Y. M. Gao*, B. G. Xing*. Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 1087. [, Featured by "X-Mol" and "Nature Communications Editors' Highlights", "". 

75. Near-Infrared Manipulation of Membrane Ion Channels via Upconversion Optogenetics. Z. Wang, M. Hu, X. Zhao, Z. Zhang, B. G. Xing.* Advanced Biosystems. 2018, 1800233. Invited Review. [], highlighted by "".

74. Spatiotemporal-controlled Reporter for Cell Surface Proteolytic Enzyme Activity Visualization. H. Cheong, J. Kim, J. Mu, W. Zhang, J. Li, H. Yang, B. G. Xing*. ChemBioChem., 2019, 20, 561. Special Issue in Biosensing and Bioimaging.[

73. pH-sensitive and Biodegradable Charge-transfer Nanocomplex for Second Near-infrared Photoacoustic Tumor Imgaing. Z. Wang, P. Upputuri, Z. Xu, R. Zhang, Y. Jiang, X. Ai, Z. Zhang, M. Hu, Z. Meng, Y. Lu, Y. Zheng, K. Pu, Y. Pramanik*, B. G. Xing*. Nano Research, 2019, 12, 49. []

72. Extracellular Vesicles-directed Exogenous Ion Channels Transport for Precise Manipulation of Biological Events. L. Lyu, M. Hu, A. Fu, B. G. Xing.*, Bioconjugate Chem., 2018, 29, 2715. [] 



71. Near-infrared Light Mediated Rare-earth Nanocrystals: Recent Advances in Improving Photon Conversion and Alleviating Thermal Effect. L. Lyu, H. Cheong, W. Zhang, J. Li, H. Yang, J. Lin, B. G. Xing.*, NPG Asian Materials. 2018, 10, 685. Invited Review Article., [PDF], and selected as "Feature Article"

70. Nanoformulation of Metal Complexes: Intellifent Stimuli-repsonsive Platfroms Towards Precision Therapeutics. M. Hu, B. G. Xing.*. Nano-Research, 2018, 11, 5474. Feature Article for Nano Research Young Innovator Award in Bionanotech. [].

69. A Live bacterial SERS Platform for in situ Imaging of Nitric Oxide Release from Single MRSA. Z. Zhang, X.Han, Z. Wang, Z. ang, Y. Ling, B. G. Xing*. Chem. Comm. 2018. 54, 7022. [PDF]

68. Five-dimensional Tracking of Single Nanoparticles in Living Cells. X. Z. Ai, B. G. Xing*. Light: Science & Applications. News & Comments. 2018, 7, 16. [PDF



67. Unique Fluorescent Probe Molecule for Bacterial Surface Localization and Resistant Enzyme Imaging.  H. L. Chan, L. Lyu, J. Aw, W. Zhang, J. Li, H. Yang, H. Hirohito, S. Chiba, B. G. Xing*. ACS Chemical Biology. 2018, 13, 1890-1896, Special Issue: Biological Sensors.[PDF]

66. Recent Advances of Membrane-cloaked Nanoplatforms for Biomedical Applications. X. Ai, M. Hu, Z. Wang, L. Lyu, W. Zhang, J. Li, H. Yang, J. Li, B. G. Xing*. Bioconjugate Chem. 2018, 29, 838. Special Issue: Biomimic Materials.[PDF

65. Lipopolysaccharide-affinity Copolymer Senses the Rapid Motility of Swarmer Bactria to Trigger Antimicrobial Drug Release. S. Lu, W. Bi, Q. Du, S. Sinha, X. Wu, A. Subrata, S. Bhattachajya, B. G. Xing, E. k. Weow,* Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 4277. [PDF]

64. Enhanced Cellular Ablation by Attenutating Hypoxia and Reprogramming Tumor-Associated Macrophages Via NIR Light-Responsive Upconversion Nnaocrystals. X. Ai, M. Hu, Z. Wang, L. Lyu, W. Zhang, J. Li, H. Yang, J. Li, B. G. Xing*. Bioconjugate Chem. 2018, 29, 928, Special Issue: Biomimic Materials.[PDF


63. Synthesis of Core-shell Lanthanide-Doped Upconversion Nanocrystals for Near-infrared Light-Mediated Bioapplications. X. Ai, L. Lyu, J. Mu, M. Hu, Z. Wang, B. G. Xing*. Journal of Visualized Experiment. (Video, Version), e56416, 2017. [PDF], [Link for Video]


62. Remote Regulation of Membrane Channel Activity by Site-specific Localization of lanthanide-doped Upconversion Nanocrystals. X. Ai, L. Lyu, Y. Zhang, Y. Tang, J. Mu, F. Liu, Y. Zhou, Z. Zuo, G. Liu,* B. G. Xing.* Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed2017, 56, 3031, Featured in "BackCover",and Highlighted in "Advanced Science News, Wiley";and"X-Mol";[PDF]; "[Cover]"


61. Enzyme-Repsonsive Reporter Molecules for Selective Localization and Fluorescent Imaging of Pathogenic Biolfilms. J. X. Aw, F. Widjiajia, Y. Ding, J. Mu, Y. Liang, and B. G. Xing*, Chem. Comm.,  2017, 53, 3330. Special Issue: Biological Optical Imaging [PDF]

60. Investigation of Thermally Induced Cellular Ablation and Heat Response Triggered by Planar MoS2-based Nanocomposite. S. Ariyasu, J. Mu*, X. Zhang, Y. Huang, E. K. L. Yeow, H. Zhang*, B. G. Xing*. Bioconjugate Chem. 2017, 28, 1059. [PDF]


59. Nanostrucutres for NIR Light-Controlled Therapies. Y. Y. Yang*, J. X. Aw, B. G. Xing*, Nanoscale. 2017, 53, (Invited Review), 9,3698. [PDF


58. Stimulus-Responsive Short Peptide Nanogels for Controlled Intracellular Drug Release and Overcome Tumor Resistance. L. Lvu, F. Liu, X. Wang, M. Hu, J. Mu, H. Cheong, G. Liu, B. G. Xing*, Chem. Asian. J. 2017, 12,744., [PDF] Featured as "Front Coverr",[PDF], "VIP Paper'" and "ChemistryViews".


57. Site-specific Dual Functionalization of Cysteine Residue in Peptides and Proteins with 2-Azidocrylates. S. Ariyasu, H. Hayashi, B. G. Xing*, S. Chiba*. Bioconjugate Chem. 2017, 28, 897-902. [PDF] Featured as "ACS Editor's Choice" [PDF].


56. Near Infared Light-mediated Photoactivation of Cytotoxic Re(I) Complex by Lanthanide-doped Upconversion Nanoparticles. M. Hu, J. Zhao, X. Ai, M. Budanovic, J. Mu, R. Webster, Q. Cao*, Z. Mao*, B. G. Xing*. Dalton Transactions, RSC, (Special Themed Issue on Metallodrugs: Activation, Targeting and Delivery), 2016, 45, 14101-14108. [PDF]


55. Light-mediated Theranosctics. X. Z. Ai, J. Mu, B. G. Xing*. Theranosctics. (Sepcial Issue in Light-Mediated Deep-tissue Theranostics), 2016, 6, 1899-1917. [PDF]

54. Photoactivated Drug Delivery and Bioimaging. Y. Yang*, J. Mu, B. G. Xing*. WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology. (Invited Review), 2016, In press. [PDF] 

53. Linking of Alcohols with Vinyl Azides. Y. Wang, M. Hu, H. Hayashi, B. G. Xing*., S. Chiba.* Org. Lett. , 2016, 18, 992. [PDF] 


52. Glycopeptide Antibiotic Analogs for Selective Inactivation and Two-Photon Imaging of Vancomycin-Resistant Strains. S. Ariyasu, P. Too, J. Mu, C. Goh, Y. Ding, Y. Tnay, E. Yeow, L. Yang, L. Ng, S. Chiba*, B. G. Xing*. Chem. Comm., 2016, 52, 4667. [PDF 


51. In vivo Covalent Cross-linking of Photon-converted Rare-earth Nanostructures for Tumor Localization and Theranostics. X. Z. Ai, C. Ho, J. Aw, A. Attia, J. Mu, Y. Wang, X. Wang, Y. wang, X. Liu, H. Chen, M. Gao, X. Chen, E. K. Yeow, G. Liu*, M. Olivo,*, B. G. Xing*. Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 10432. [PDF]; Highlighted by "BioDiscover",[PDF]; "ScienceNet" [PDF]; and "X-MoL"; [PDF]


50. Human Transport Protein Carrier for Controlled Photoactivation of Antitumor Prodrug and Real-time Intracellular Tumor Imaging. X, Li, J. Mu, F. Liu, Eddy, Tan, B. Khezri, W. Richard, K. L. Yeow, B. G. Xing.* Bioconjugate Chem. 2015, 26, 955- 961. [PDF]  


49. Upconversion Nanoparticles for Bioimaging, X. Ai, J. Aw, B. G. Xing*. Phosphors, Upconversion Nanoparticles, Quantum Dots and their Applications.  Book chapter 28, Springer, 2015.


48. Recent Advances on the Development of Pharmacotherapeutic Agents on the Basis of Human Serum Albumin. F.Liu*, J. Mu, B. G. Xing.* Curr. Pharm. Design2015,21, 1866, [PDF] Special Issue: Human Serum Albumin (HSA) based Drug Development and Drug Delivery.

47. Small Molecule FRET Reporter for the Real-time Visualization of Cell-Surface Proteolytic Enzyme Functions. J. Mu, F. liu*, M. Shafiq, M.Shi, L. Lu, Q. Xu, B. Liu, L. Ng, B. G. Xing*. Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed2014, 53, 14357-14362. [PDF] and [US patent application, 2014].

46. Allenamides as Orthogonal Handle for Selective Modification of Cysteine in Peptides and Proteins. A. Abbas, B. G. Xing*, T. P. Loh*. Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed2014, 53, 7491 [PDF]and [US patent application, filed, 2014].


45. Peptide-Perylene Diimide Functionalized Magnetic Nano-platforms for Fluorescence Turn-on Detection and Clearance of Bacterial Lipopolysaccharride. F. Liu, J. Mu, X. Wu, B. Surajit, B,* K.  l. Yeow*, B. G. Xing*. Chem Commun,2014, 50, 6200.[PDF]and Featured as "Inside cover"'.[US and SG patent application, Filed 2014]. 


44. Enzyme Responsive Cell-penetrating Peptides Mesoporous Silica Coated QDs Nanocarriers for Controlled Release of Nucleus Targeted Drug Molecules and Real-time Intracellular Fluorescent Imaging of Tumor Cells. J. Li, F. Liu, Q. Shao, Y. Min, K.  l. Yeow*, B. G. Xing*. Advanced Healthcare Materials, Special Issue: Drug Delivery Systems to Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2014, 3, 1230. [PDF]and Featured as "Front Cover"].


43. Recent Advance of Biological Molecular Imaging Based on Lanthanide-doped Upconversion-luminescent Nanomaterials. Y. Min, J. Li, F. Liu, K.  l. Yeow*, B. G. Xing*. Nanomaterials, Invited Review for Special Issue: Current Trends in Up-Converting Nanoparticles, 2014, 4, 129. [PDF

42. NIR Light Mediated Photoactivation Pt Based Antitumor Prodrug and Simultanous Cellular Apoptosis Imaging Via Upconversion Nanoparticles. Y. Min, J. Li, F. Liu, K.  l. Yeow*, B. G. Xing*. Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed2014, 53, 1012. [PDF] 


41. A Covalent Reporter of B-Lactamase Activity for Fluorescent Imaging and Rapid Screening of Antibiotics Resistant Bacteria. Q. Shao, Y. Zheng, X. Dong, K. Tang, X. Yan*, B. G. Xing*. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 10903. [PDF]


40. NIR Light Photo-response Crosslinked Unconversion Nanocariers toward Selective Intracellular Drug Release. Y. Yang, B. Velmurugan, X. Liu*, B. G. Xing*. Small, 2013, 9, 2937.[PDF]  

39. NIR Light Controlled Photorelease of siRNA and its Targeted Intracellular Delivery Based on 

   Upconversion Nanoparticles Y.Yang,F. Liu, X. Liu*, B. G. Xing*.Nanoscale. 2013,5,231[PDF] 


38. Real-time Monitoring of Cell Apoptosis and Drug Screening Using Fluorescent Light-up Probe with Aggregation-induced Emission Characteristics. H. Shi, R. T. Kwok, J. Liu, B. G. Xing, B. Z. Tang,*, B. Liu,* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 17972. [

37. Lipopolysaccharide Neutralizing Peptide-Porphyrin Conjugates for Effective Photo-inactivation and
Intracellular Imaging of Gram-Negative Bacteria
. F. Liu, Y. Lim, A. Soh, M. Harini, B. Surajit* and

    B. G. Xing.* Bioconjugate Chem. 2012, 15, 1639.[PDF] 

36. In vitro and in vivo Uncaging and Bioluminescent Imaging through Photocaged Upconversion Nanoparticles. Y. M. Yang, Q. Shao, R. Deng, C. Wang, T. Xue, K. Chen, Z. Cheng, L. Huang, X. Liu* and B. G. Xing*. Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 2012, 51, 3125. [as "Hot Paper" and Featured as "inside cover" in Angew.Chem.] [PDF] [US patent application, 2011]. 


35. Enzyme Responsive Luminescent Ruthenium (II) Caphalosporin Probe for Intracellular Imaging and Photoinactivation of Antibiotics Resistant Bacteria. Q. Shao and B. G. Xing*. Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 1739-1741.["backcover"], [highlighted by American Chemical Society as a "Noteworthy Chemistry"], [PDF]


34.Molecular Interactions Between Glycopeptide Vancomcyin and Bacterial Cell Wall Peptideanalogs. B. G. Xing*, T.T. Jiang, X. Wu, R. Liew, J. Zhou, D.W. Zhang*, E. Yeow* etc. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 14170-14177. [PDF]


33. Enzyme Responsive Multifunctional Magnetic Nanoparticles for Tumor Intracellular Drug Delviery and Imaging. Y. M. Yang, J, X, Aw, K. Chen, Z. Cheng*, B. G. Xing*.Chem. Asian. J. 2011, 6, 1381-1389. [Featured as "front cover"] and highlighted as "Hot topics in Click Chemistry in Wiley-VCH"; "Hot Topics in Drug Delivery in Wiley-VCH"; and "Hottest articles in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Wiley- VCH". [PDF] 


32. Multifunctional Divalent Vancomcyin: The Fluorescent  Imaging  and  Photodynamic  Antimicrobial Properties for Drug Resistant Bacteria. B. G. Xing*, T. T. Jiang, W. Bi, Y. Y. Yang, L. H. Li, M. L. Ma, C. Chiang, B. Xu*, E. Yeow* etc. Chem. Comm. 2011, 47, 1601. [PDF] [US patent application, 2010]. 


31. Mechanical Nanosprings: Induced Coiling and Uncoling of Ultrathin Nanowires. J. Xu, H. Wang, C. Liu, Y. M. Yang, X. G. Liu, B. G. Xing*, H. Y. Chen.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 11920-11922. [PDF

30. Chemsitry of Optical Imaging Probes. Q.Shao, Y. M. Yang, B. G. Xing*, Book: Molecular Imaging Probes for Cancer Research. Chapter 14, World Science. 2010. 

29.  J. Aw, Q. Shao, Y. M. Yang, B. G. Xing*. “Synthesis and Characterization of 2 - (2'- hydroxy -5'- chlorophenyl) -6- chloro- 4 (3H)-Quninazoline Based Fluorogenic Probes for Cellular Imaging of Monoamine Oxidases” Chem Asian J 5, 1317, 2010  []


28. Q. Shao, and B. G. Xing*. “Photoactive Molecules for Applications in Molecular Imaging and Cell Biology,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 39, 2835, 2010 [PDF 


27. Y. Zeng, R. Hao, B. G. Xing, Y. L. Hou*, Z. C. Xu. “One-pot Synthesis of Fe3O4 Nanoprisms with Controlled Electrochemical Properties.” Chem. Comm. 46, 3920, 2010. 

26. R. R. Liu, W. L. Teo, S. Y. Tan, B. G. Xing* etc. Metallic Nanoparticles Bioassay for Enterobacter cloacae P99 B-lactamase Activity and Inhibition Screening.” Analyst, 135, 1031, 2010 [PDF 


25. R. R. Liu, J. X. Aw, W. L. Teo, B. G. Xing* etc. “Novel Trimethyl Lock Based Enzyme Switch for the Self-assembly and Disassembly of Gold-nanoparticles.” New J. Chem. 34, 594-598, 2010 [


24. H. G. Liu, X. F. Zhang, B. G. Xing, P. Han, S. S. Gambhir, Z. Cheng*. “Radiation Luminescence Excited Quantum Dots for In vivo Multiplexed Optical Imaging.” Small. 6, 1087-1091, 2010. (Inside cover).  

23. Q. Shao, T. T. Jiang, G. Ren, Z. Chen, B. G. Xing*. “Photoactivable Bioluminescent Probes for Imaging Luciferase Activity.” Chem. Comm. 15, 4028-4030, 2009,[] (As “Hot Article”, Highlighted by ChemInform; Bionity and Analytical-World).


 22. T. Jiang; R. Liu, B. G. Xing* etc. “A Gold-Nanoparticles Based Colorimetric Screening Method for Bacterial Enzymatic       Inhibition.”  Chem. Comm15, 1972-1974, 2009 [

21. H. Feng; Y. Yang; Y. You; L. Li; J. Guo; T. Yu; Z. Shen; T. Wu; B. G. Xing* etc. “Simple and Rapid Synthesis of Ultrathin Gold Nanowires, Their Self-Assembly and Application in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering.” Chem. Comm15, 1984-1986, 2009 []

20. R. R. Liu; R. S. Liew; J. Zhou; B. G. Xing*. “A Simple and Specific Assay for Real Time Colorimetric Visualization of Beta-Lactamase activity by Using Gold Nanoparticles.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 8799-8803, 2007 [PDF]

19.  B. G. Xing*; J. H. Rao; R. R. Liu.Novel beta-lactam antibiotics derivatives: their new applications as gene reporters, antitumor prodrugs and enzyme inhibitors.” Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry. 8(5), 455-471, 2008 []  

18. T. T. Jiang; B. G. Xing*; J. H. Rao. “Recent Development in Biological Reporter Technology for Detecting Gene Expression.” Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. 25, 41-76, 2008 [

Before NTU:  

17. C. J. Xu; B. G. Xing; J. H. Rao*. “A self-assembled quantum dot probe for detecting beta-lactamase activity.” Biochem. & Biophys. Research Comm. 344(3), 931-935, 2006

16. B. G Xing, A. Khanamiryan, J. H. Rao*. “Imaging Gene Expression with a Cell-permeable Near Infrared β-Lactamase Substrates.” J. Am. Chem. Soc, 127 (12), 4158-4159, 2005.

15. W. Z. Gao, B. G. Xing, R.Y. Tsien and J. H. Rao*. “Novel Fluorogenic Substrates for Imaging b-Lactamase Gene Expression.” J. Am. Chem. Soc, 125(37), 11146-11147, 2003.

14. B. G. Xing, C. W. Yu, D. G. Fu and B. Xu*. “Hydrophobic Interaction and Hydrogen Bonding Cooperatively Confer A Vancomycin Hydrogel: A Potential Candidate for Biomaterials.” J. Am. Chem. Soc, 124 (50), 14846-14847, 2002

13. B. G. Xing, C. W. Yu and B. Xu*. “Multivalency via a Metal Complex: Potent Divalent Vancomycins against Vancomycin Resistance Enterococci (VRE).” J. Med. Chem; 46(23), 4904-4909, 2003

12. B. G. Xing, P. L. Ho, C-W. Yu, H. W. Gu and B. Xu*. “Self-assembled multivalent vancomycin on cell surfaces against vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).” Chem. Comm. 17, 2224-2225, 2003

11. B. G. Xing, M. F. Choi and B. Xu*. “Spontaneous Enrichment of Organic Molecules from Aqueous and Gas Phases Into A Stable Metallogel.” Langmuir, 18, 9654-9658, 2002. 

10. B. G. Xing, M. F. Choi and B. Xu*. “Design of Coordination Polymer Gels as Stable Catalytic Systems.” Chem. Eur. J. 8(21), 5028-5032, 2002.

09. B. G. Xing, M. F. Choi and B. Xu*. “A Stable Metal Coordination Polymer Gel Based on a Calix[4]arene and its Uptake of Non-ionic Organic Molecules from the Aqueous Phase.” Chem. Comm. 4, 362-363, 2002. 

08. B. G. Xing, H. Zhu, and W. X. Tang*. “The in Vitro Binding of an Orally Active Platinum Anti-tumor Drug, JM216 to Metallothionein.” BioMetals, 14(1), 51-57, 2001.

07. B. G. Xing, Y. B. Shi and W. X. Tang*. “Kinetic Studies of the Reactions of Some Metal Reconstituted Metallothioneins with Electrophilic Disulfide 5, 5’-dithiobis (2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB).” BioMetals, 13 (4), 295-300, 2000.

06. B. G. Xing, H. F. Zhu, Y. Wang and W. X. Tang*. “Binding Properties of an Orally Active Platinum Anti-tumor Drug JM216 with Metallothionein in Vivo.” BioMetals, 13(3), 203-208, 2000.

05. B. G. Xing, L. Chen, P. Huang and W. X. Tang*. “Structure Studies of Platinothioneins by Using Extended X-ray Absorption Structure Spectroscopy (EXAFS).” Spectroscopy Letters, 32(5), 883-894, 1999.

04. P. Huang, B. G. Xing and W. X. Tang. “Secondary Structure of Rabbit Cd5Zn2MT, Zn7MT and Pt7MT by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy.” Spectroscopy Letters, 31(7), 1599-1608, 1998.

03. Q. Zhang, W. Q. Zhong, B. G. Xing and W. X. Tang*. “Binding Properties and Stoichiometries of a Palladium (II) Complex to Metallothioneins in Vivo and in Vitro.” J. Inorg. Biochem., 72, 3-4, 1998.

02. H. Liang, B. G. Xing, Q. X. Wu and P. W. Shen. “Study on the Interaction of Human Serum Albumin with Cu(II) and Fe(III) by Fluorescence Method.” Acta Chim. Sinica, 57(2), 161-165, 1999.

01. B. G. Xing, X. Wang, Y. Yuan and P. W. Shen, H. Liang. “Equilibrium Dialysis Study on the Interaction between Cu (II) and HSA or BSA.” Chinese Science Bulletin, (English edition) 43(5), 404-408, 1998.