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88. J. Beltrn, P. J. Steiner, M. Bedewitz, S. Wei, F. C. Peterson, Z. Li, B. E. Hughes, Z. Hartley, N. R. Robertson, A. V. Medina-Cucurella, Z. T. Baumer, A. C. Leonard, S.-Y. Park, B. F. Volkman, D. A. Nusinow, W. Zhong, I. Wheeldon, S. R. Cutler* & T. A. Whitehead*. Rapid biosensor development using plant hormone receptors as reprogrammable scaffolds. Nature Biotechnology, 2022. link

87. M. Cao, R. Isaac, W. Yan, X. Ruan, L. Jiang, Y. Wan, J. Wang, E. Wang, C. Caron, S. Neben, D. Drygin, D. P. Pizzo, X. Wu, X. Liu, A. R. Chin, M. Y. Fong, Z. Gao, K. Guo, O. Fadare, R. B. Schwab, Y. Yuan, S. E. Yost, J. Mortimer, W. Zhong, W. Ying, J. D. Bui, D. D. Sears, J. M. Olefsky, S. E. Wang*. Cancer-cell-secreted extracellular vesicles suppress insulin secretion through miR-122 to impair systemic glucose homeostasis and contribute to tumour growth. Nature Cell Biology, 2022, 24, 954967. link

86. R. Coreas, C. Castillo, Z. Li, D. Yan, Z. Gao, J. Chen, D. Bitounis, D. Parviz, M. S. Strano, P. Demokritou, W. Zhong*. Biological Impacts of Reduced Graphene Oxide Affected by Protein Corona Formation. Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2022 (Published Online). link

85. J. Chen, R. J. Hooley* & W. Zhong*. Applications of Synthetic Receptors in Bioanalysis and Drug Transport. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2022. link

84. W. Zhong, R. J. Hooley. Combining Excellent Selectivity with Broad Target Scope: Biosensing with Arrayed Deep Cavitand Hosts. Accounts of Chemical Research, 2022. link

83. B. L. Hickey, J. Chen, Y. Zou, A. D. Gill, W. Zhong, J. G. Millar, R. J. Hooley*. Enantioselective sensing of insect pheromones in water. Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 13341-13344. link

82. J. Chen, A. D. Gill, B. L. Hickey, Z. Gao, X. Cui, R. J. Hooley* & W. Zhong*. Machine Learning Aids Classification and Discrimination of Noncanonical DNA Folding Motifs by an Arrayed Host:Guest Sensing System. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 32, 1279112799. link

81. K. Guo, Z. Li, A. Win, R. Coreas, G. B. Adkins, X. Cui, D. Yan, M. Cao, S. E. Wang, W. Zhong*. Calibration-Free Analysis of Surface Proteins on Single Extracellular Vesicles Enabled by DNA Nanostructure. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2021, 192, 113502. link

80. J. Chen, B. L. Hickey, L. Wang, J. Lee, A. D. Gill, A. Favero, R. Pinalli, E. Dalcanale, R. J. Hooley* & W. Zhong*. Selective discrimination and classification of G-quadruplex structures with a hostguest sensing array. Nature Chemistry, 2021, 13, 488495. link

79. Z. Gao, W. Zhong*. Recent (20182020) development in capillary electrophoresis. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2021 (Published Online). link

78. R. Coreas, X. Cao, G. M. Deloid, P. Demokritou*, W. Zhong*. Lipid and protein corona of food-grade TiO2 nanoparticles in simulated gastrointestinal digestion. NanoImpact, 2020, 100272. link

77. Luis A. J. and W. Zhong*. Extraction of Small RNAs by Titanium Dioxide Nanofibers. RNA Abundance Analysis, pp 117-124. link

76. G. B. Adkins, E. Sun, R. Coreas, W. Zhong*. Asymmetrical Flow Field Flow Fractionation Coupled to Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis for Rapid Online Characterization of Nanomaterials. Analytical Chemistry, 2020, 92, 10, 70717078. link

75. A. D. Gill, B. L. Hickey, W. Zhong & R. J. Hooley*. Selective Sensing of THC and Related Metabolites in Biofluids by Host:Guest Arrays. Chemical Communications, 2020, 56, 4352-4355. link

74. J. Lee, J. Chen, P. Sarkar, M. Xue, R. J. Hooley & W. Zhong*. Monitoring the crosstalk between methylation and phosphorylation on histone peptides with host-assisted capillary electrophoresis. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2020, 412, 61896198. link

73. M. P. Trinh, J. G. Carballo, G. B. Adkins, K. Guo, W. Zhong*. Physical and chemical template-blocking strategies in the exponential amplification reaction of circulating microRNAs. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2020, 412, 23992412. link

72. Y. Duan, R. Coreas, Y. Liu, D. Bitounis, Z. Zhang, D. Parviz, M. Strano, P. Demokritou, W. Zhong*. Prediction of protein corona on nanomaterials by machine learning using novel descriptors. NanoImpact, 2020, 17, 100207. link

71. J. Lee & R. Coreas, W. Zhong*. (2019) Open-Channel Separation Techniques for the Characterization of Nanomaterials and Their Bioconjugates for Drug Delivery Applications. In: Kumar C. (eds) Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Tissue Engineering and Medical Therapy. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg link

70. Q. Jiang & Y. Liu, L. Wang, G. B. Adkins, W. Zhong*. Rapid Enrichment and Detection of Extracellular Vesicles Enabled by CuS-Enclosed Microgels. Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 91, 24, 15951-15958. link

69. L. Wang & J. Y. Lee, L. Gao, J. Yin, Y. Duan, L. A. Jimenez, G. B. Adkins, W. Ren, L. Li, J. Fang, Y. Wang, J. Song*, W. Zhong*. A DNA Aptamer for Binding and Inhibition of DNA methyltransferase 1. Nucleic Acids Research, 2019, 47, 1152711537. link

68. A. D. Gill, B. L. Hickey, S. Wang, M. Xue, W. Zhong*, R. J. Hooley*. Sensing of citrulline modifications in histone peptides by deep cavitand hosts. Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 13259-13262 link

67. Y. Liu, A. D. Gill, Y. Duan, L. Perez, R. J. Hooley*, W. Zhong*. A supramolecular sensor array for selective immunoglobulin deficiency analysis. Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 11563-11566 link

66. Y. M. Wang & M. P. Trinh, Y. Zheng, K. Guo, L. A. Jimenez, W. Zhong*. Analysis of circulating non-coding RNAs in a non-invasive and cost-effective manner. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 117, 242-262 link

65. Y. Duan, Y. Liu, R. Coreas, W. Zhong*. Mapping Molecular Structure of Protein Locating on Nanoparticles with Limited Proteolysis. Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 91, 4204-4212 link

64. A. Gill, L. Perez, I. Salinas, S. Byers, Y. Liu, B. Hickey, W. Zhong, R. Hooley*. Selective Array-Based Sensing of Anabolic Steroids in Aqueous Solution by Host-Guest Reporter Complexes. Chemistry: A European Journal, 2018, 25, 1740-1745 link

63. X. Fang, Y. Zheng, Y. Duan, Y. Liu, W. Zhong*. Recent Advances in Design of Fluorescence-Based Assays for High-Throughput Screening. Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 91, 482-504 link

62. Y. Liu, Y. Duan, L. Perez, A. D. Gill, Q. Jiang, R. J. Hooley*, W. Zhong*. Metal-Assisted Selective Recognition of Biothiols by a Synthemtic Receptor Array. Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 13147-13150 link

61. W. Shen, K. Guo, G. B. Adkins, Q. Jiang, Y. Liu, S. Sedano, Y. Duan, W. Yan, S. E. Wang, K. Bergersen, D. Worth, E. H. Wilson, W. Zhong*. A Single Extracellular Vesicle (EV) Flow Cytometry Approach to Reveal EV Heterogeneity. Angewandte Chemie, 2018, 57,1567515680 link

60. Y. Liu, J. Lee, L. Perez, A. Gill, R. Hooley* and W. Zhong*. Selective Sensing of Phosphorylated Peptides and Monitoring Kinase and Phosphatase Activity with a Supramolecular Tandem Assay. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 42, 13869-13877 link

59. J. Lee, H. Wang, G. Pyrgiotakis, G. DeLoid, Z. Zhang, J. Beltran-Huarac, P. Demokritou and W. Zhong*. Analysis of Lipid Adsorption on Nanoparticles by Nanoflow Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 2018, 410, 6155-6164 link

58. Y. Liu, Y. Wang, S. Sedano, Q. Jiang, Y. Duan, W. Shen, J. Jiang, W. Zhong*. Encapsulation of Ionic Nanoparticle Produces Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)-Responsive Microgel Useful for Molecular Detection. Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 4329-4332 link

57. X. Fang, Y. Duan, G. B. Adkins, S. Pan, H. Wang, Y. Liu, W. Zhong*. Highly Efficient Exosome Isolation and Protein Analysis by an Integrated Nanomaterial-Based Platform. Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 90, 4, 2787-2795 link

56. J. Lee, L. Perez, Y. Liu, H. Wang, R. Hooley, W. Zhong*. Separation of Methylated Histone Peptides via Host-Assisted Capillary Electrophoresis. Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 90, 3, 1881-1888 link

55. Y. Wang, J. Liu, G. Adkins, W. Shen, M. Trinh, L. Duan, J. Jiang*, W. Zhong*. Enhancement of the Intrinsic Peroxidase-Like Activity of Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets by ssDNAs and Its Application for Detection of Exosomes. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89, 22, 12327-12333 link

54. Y. Duan, Y. Liu, W. Shen, W. Zhong*. Fluorescamine Labeling for Assessment of Protein Conformational Change and Binding Affinity in Protein-Nanoparticle Interaction. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89, 22, 12160-12167 link

53. L. Jimenez, M.A. Gionet-Gonzales, S. Sedano, J. G. Carballo, Y. Mendez, W. Zhong*. Extraction of microRNAs from biological matrices with titanium dioxide nanofibers. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2018, 410, 1053-1060 link

52. X. Fang, Y. Liu, L. Jimenez, Y. Duan, G. B. Adkins, L. Qiao, B. Liu, W. Zhong*. Rapid Enrichment and Sensitive Detection of Multiple Metal Ions Enabled by Macroporous Graphene Foam. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89, 21, 11758-11764 link

51. Y. Liu, M. Mettry, A. D. Gill, L. Perez, W. Zhong*, R.J. Hooley*. Selective Heavy Element Sensing with a Simple Host:Guest Fluorescent Array. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89, 20, 11113-11121 link

50. X. Fang, Y. Duan, Y. Liu, G. Adkins, W. Zang, W. Zhong, L. Qiao*, B. Liu*. Photochemical Bionanoreactor for Efficient Visible-Light-Driven in Vitro Drug Metabolism. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89, 7365-372 link

49. Y. Liu, L.Perez, A. D. Gill, M. Mettry, L. Li, Y. Wang, R. J. Hooley*, W. Zhong*. Site-Selective Sensing of Histone Methylation Enzyme Activity via an Arrayed Supramolecular Tandem Assay. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 10964-0967 link

48. Y. Wang, J. Liu, J. Jiang*, W. Zhong*. Cobalt oxyhydroxide nanoflakes with intrinsic peroxidase catalytic activity and their application to serum glucose detection. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2017, 409, 4225-4232 link

47. Y. Liu, L.Perez, M. Mettry,A. D. Gill, S. R. Byers, C. J. Easley, C. J. Bardeen, W. Zhong*, R. J. Hooley*. Site Selective Reading of Epigenetic Markers by a Dual-Mode Synthetic Receptor Array. Chemical Science, 2017,8, 3960-3970 link

46. Y. Liu, L.Perez, M. Mettry, C. J. Easley, R. J. Hooley*, W. Zhong*. Self-Aggregating Deep Cavitand Acts as a Fluorescence Displacement Sensor for Lysine Methylation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 10746-10749 link

45. H. Wang, Y. Duan, W. Zhong*.ZrO2 Nanofiber as a Versatile Tool for Protein Analysis. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2015, 7 (48), pp 26414-26420. link

44. Q. Tang, M. Liu, F. Zhou, N. Wang, T. Deng, J. Li, R. Yang, W. Zhong, W. Tan. A novel AgNP/DNA/TPdye conjugate-based two-photon nanoprobe for GSH imaging in cell apoptosis of cancer tissue. Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 16810-16812 link

43. S. Fang, Y. Liu, K. Yan, W. Zhong*. Mitochondrion Targeting Fluorescent Probe for Imaging of Intracellular Superoxide Radical. Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 7931-7934. link

42. J. Ashby, Y. Duan, E. Ligans, M. Tamsi, W. Zhong*.High-Throughput Profiling of Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions by Fluorescamine Labeling. Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87, 2213-2219. link

41. M. Y. Fong, W. Zhou, L. Liu, A. Y. Alontaga, M. Chandra, J. Ashby, A. Chow, S. T. O'Connor, S. Li, A. R. Chin, G. Somlo, M. Palomares, Z. Li, J. R. Tremblay, A. Tsuyada, G. Sun, M. A. Reid, X. Wu, P. Swiderski, X. Ren, Y. Shi, M. Kong, W. Zhong, Y. Chen, S. E. Wang. Breast-Cancer-Secreted miR-122 Reprograms Glucose Metabolism in Premetastatic Niche to Promote Metastasis. Nature Cell Biology, 2015, 17, 183-194. link

40. Y. Ghang, L. Perez, M. A. Morgan, F. Si, O. M. Hamdy, C. N. Beecher, C. K. Larive, R. R. Julian, W. Zhong, Q. Cheng, R. J. Hooley. Anionic Deep Cavitands Enable the Adhesion of Unmodified Proteins at a Membrane Bilayer. Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 9651-9656. link

39. J. Ashby, K. Flack, L. Jimenez, Y. Duan, A.-K. Khatib, G. Somlo, S. E. Wang, X. Cui, W. Zhong*. Distribution profiling of circulating microRNAs in serum. Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86, 9343-9349. link

38. Y. Liu, D. Yan, W. Zhong*. Mechanistic Study on the Reduction of SWCNT-induced Cytotoxicity by Albumin Coating (Invited Article). Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2014, 31,1244-1251. link

37. J. Ashby, S. Pan, W. Zhong*. Size and Surface Functionalization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Influence the Composition and Dynamic Nature of Their Protein Corona. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 17, 15412-15419. link

36. J. Ashby, S. Schachermeyer, Y. Duan, L. Jimenez, W. Zhong*. Probing and Quantifying DNA-protein Interactions with Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation. Journal of Chromatography, A, 2014, 1358, 217-224. link

35. (Cover Picture) S. Zeng, M. Huang, Chia-en A. Chang*, W. Zhong*. Protein Binding for Detection of Small Changes on Nanoparticle Surface. Analyst, 2014, 139, 1364-1371. link

34. C. Shi, Q. Liu, C. Ma*, W. Zhong*. Exponential Strand-Displacement Amplification for Detection of MicroRNAs. Analytical Chemistry , 2014, 86, 336-339. link

33. J. Li, Y. Jia, J. Zheng, W. Zhong, G. Shen, R. Yang, W. Tan Aptamer degradation inhibition combined with DNAzyme cascade-based signal amplification for colorimetric detection of proteins. Chemical Communications , 2013, 49, 6137-6139. link

32. J. Ashby, S. Schachermeyer, W. Zhong. Dissociation-Based Screening of Nanoparticle-Protein Interaction via Flow Field-Flow Fractionation. Analytical Chemistry , 2013, 85, 7494-7501. link

31. S. Schachermeyer, J. Ashby, W. Zhong Analysis of Aptamer-Protein Interaction by Asymmetrical Flow Field Flow Fractionation. Journal of Chromatography A , 2014, 1295, 217-224. link


30. J. Yao, K. Flack, L. Ding, W. Zhong. Tagging the rolling circle products with nanocrystals clusters for cascade signal increase in the detection of miRNA. Analyst, 2013, 138, 3121-3125. link

29. R. Zhong, K. Flack, W. Zhong. Automatic Small RNA Extraction and Processing by a Multichannel/Multiwell Chip. Analyst, 2013, 137, 5546-5552. link

28. S. Schachermeyer, J. Ashby, W. Zhong. Advancements in Field Flow Fractionation for the Analysis of Biomolecules: Instrument Design, Miniaturization, and Hyphenation (Trend Article). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2012, 404, 1151-1158. link

27. L. Ren, B. Yan, W. Zhong. Electron-Transfer via Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube in Enzymatic Redox Reaction. Carbon, 2012, 50, 1303-1310. link

26. J. Yao, X. Han, S. Zeng, W. Zhong. Detection of Femtomolar Proteins by Nonfluorescent ZnS Nanocrystal Clusters. Analytical Chemistry, 2012. 84, 1645-652. link

25. N. Li, S. Zeng, L. He, W. Zhong. Exploration of the Possible Binding Sites of Nanoparticles on Protein. Analytical Chemistry, 2011, 83, 6929-6934. link

24. H. Zhou, J. Lin, A. Johnson, R. L. Morgan, W. Zhong, W. Ma. Pseudomonas syringae Type III Effector HopZ1 Targets a Host Enzyme to Suppress Isoflavone Biosynthesis and Promote Infection in Soybean. Cell Host & Microbe, 2011, 9, 177-186. link

23. J. Yao, J. Li, W. Zhong. Combing DNAzyme with Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Detection of Pb(II) in Water. Analyst, 2011, 136, 764-768. link

22. J. Yao, S. Schachermeyer, Y. Yin, W. Zhong. Cation Exchange in ZnSe Nanocrystals for Signal Amplification in Bioassays. Analytical Chemistry, 2010, 83, 402-408. link

21. L. Ren, W. Zhong. Oxidation Reactions Mediated by Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes in Aqueous Solution, Environmental Science & Technology, 2010, 44, 6954-6958. link

20. N. Li, S. Zeng, L. He, W. Zhong. Probing Nanoparticle-Protein Interaction by Capillary Electrophoresis, Analytical Chemistry, 2010, 82, 7460-7466. link

19. Z. Lu, M. Ye, N. Li, W. Zhong, Y. Yin. Self-Assembled TiO2 Nanocrystal Clusters for Selective Enrichment of Intact Phosphorylated Proteins, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2010, 49, 1862-1866. link

18. L. N. Cella, P. Sanchez, W. Zhong, N. V. Myung, W. Chen, A. Mulchandani. Nano aptasensor for protective antigen toxin of anthrax, Analytical Chemistry, 2010, 82, 2042-2047. link

17. N. Li, W. Zhong. Chapter 5: Capillary Electrophoresis of Nucleic Acids at the Single-cell Level. Chemical Cytometry: Ultrasensitive analysis of single cells. (Lu, C. ed.) Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2010.

16. J. Li, S. Schachermeyer, Y. Wang, Y. Yin, W. Zhong. Detection of MicroRNA by Fluorescence Amplification Based on Cation-Exchange in Nanocrystals, Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 9723-9729.

15. J. Li, J. Yao, W. Zhong. Membrane Blotting for Rapid Detection of Mercury (II) in Water, Chemical Communications, 2009, 33, 4962-4964.

14. N. Li, C. Jablonowski, H. Jin, W. Zhong. Stand-Alone Rolling Circle Amplification Combined with Capillary Electrophoresis for Specific Detection of Small RNA, Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 4906-4913.

13. L. Ren, H. K. Kim, W. Zhong. Capillary Electrophoresis-Assisted Identification of Peroxyl Radical Generated by Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in a Cell-Free System, Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 5510-5516.

12. W. Zhong. Nanomaterials in Fluorescence-based Biosensing, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2009, 394, 47-59. (2009 Top 10 most viewed articles published in "Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry")

11. J. Li, T. Zhang, J. Ge, Y. Yin, W. Zhong. Fluorescence Amplification by Cation Exchange in Ionic Nanocrystals, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2009, 48, 1588-1591.

10. J. Li, J. Ge, Y. Yin, W. Zhong. Multiplexed Affinity-Based Protein Complexes Purification, Analytical Chemistry, 2008, 80, 7068-7074.

9. N. Li, A. Nguyen, J. Diedrich, W. Zhong. Separation of miRNA and Its Methylation Products by Capillary Electrophoresis, Journal of Chromatography A, 2008, 1202, 220-223.

8. J. Li, W. Zhong. A Two-dimensional Suspension Array System by Coupling Field Flow Fractionation to Flow Cytometry, Journal of Chromatography A, 2008, 1183, 143-149.

7. J. Li, W. Zhong. Typing of Multiple Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms Using a Microsphere-based Rolling Circle Amplification Assay, Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79, 9030-9038.

6. N. Li, J. Li, W. Zhong. CE Combined with Rolling Circle Amplification for Sensitive DNA Detection, Electrophoresis, 2008, 29, 424-432.

Selected publications by W. Zhong before coming to UCR

5. W. Zhong, Y. Shou, T. Yoshida, B. Marrone*. Bacillus anthracis, B. cereus and B. thuringiensis Differentiation Using Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2007, 73 (10), 3446-3449.

4. X.Yan*, W. Zhong, A. Tang, W. Hang. J. Nolan, Multiplexed Microsphere-based Flow Cytometric Immunoassay for Detection and Differentiation of Influenza Viruses, Analytical Chemistry, 2005, 77 (23), 7673-7678.

3. W. Zhong, and E.S. Yeung*. Study of Total RNA Expression Profile among Human Tissues by Capillary Gel Electrophoresis and Multivariate Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, 2003, 75(17), 4415-4422.

2. W. Zhong, and E.S. Yeung*. Combinatorial Enantiomeric Separation of Diverse Compounds Using Capillary Array Electrophoresis, Electrophoresis, 2002, 23(17), 2996-3005.

1. W. Zhong, and E.S. Yeung*. Multiplexed Capillary Electrophoresis for DNA Sequencing with Ultra Violet Absorption Detection, Journal of Chromatography A, 2002, 960(1-2), 229-239.

Zhong Research Group, Department of Chemistry, UCR
Last updated: Aug, 2020