Ming Tien

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Ming Tien

Research Summary

Characterization and biochemical analysis of cellulose synthesis in a variety of organisms. Mechanism and regulation of fungal degradation of lignin. Dissimilatory Iron reduction.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Cellulose Lignin Enzymes Proteins Degradation Fungi Lignocellulose Cellulose Synthase Proteomics Genes Coleoptera Beetles Nutrients Insects Cellulases Hydrolysis Anoplophora Glabripennis Depolymerization Laccase Insecta Hemicellulose Peroxidases Microscopy Polysaccharides Wood

Most Recent Papers

Leveraging lifetime information to perform real-time 3D single-particle tracking in noisy environments

Tian Zhao, Joseph S. Beckwith, M. Junaid Amin, Marcell Pálmai, Preston T. Snee, Ming Tien, Haw Yang, 2021, Journal of Chemical Physics

Nanoscale dynamics of cellulose digestion by the cellobiohydrolase TrCel7A

Zachary K. Haviland, Daguan Nong, Kate L.Vasquez Kuntz, Thomas J. Starr, Dengbo Ma, Ming Tien, Charles T. Anderson, William O. Hancock, 2021, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Integrated multi-wavelength microscope combining TIRFM and IRM modalities for imaging cellulases and other processive enzymes

Daguan Nong, Zachary K. Haviland, Kate Vasquez Kuntz, Ming Tien, Charles T. Anderson, William O. Hancock, 2021, Biomedical Optics Express on p. 3253-3264

Prior-Apprised Unsupervised Learning of Subpixel Curvilinear Features in Low Signal/Noise Images

Shuhui Yin, Ming Tien, Haw Yang, 2020, Biophysical Journal on p. 2458-2469

Formation of water-soluble organic matter through fungal degradation of lignin

Seyyedhadi Khatami, Ying Deng, Ming Tien, Patrick G. Hatcher, 2019, Organic Geochemistry on p. 64-70

Convergent evolution of hetero-oligomeric cellulose synthesis complexes in mosses and seed plants

Xingxing Li, Tori L. Speicher, Dianka C.T. Dees, Nasim Mansoori, John B. McManus, Ming Tien, Luisa M. Trindade, Ian S. Wallace, Alison W. Roberts, 2019, Plant Journal on p. 862-876

Lignin contribution to aliphatic constituents of humic acids through fungal degradation

Seyyedhadi Khatami, Ying Deng, Ming Tien, Patrick G. Hatcher, 2019, Journal of Environmental Quality on p. 1565-1570

Host-plant induced changes in microbial community structure and midgut gene expression in an invasive polyphage (Anoplophora glabripennis

Erin D. Scully, Scott M. Geib, Charles J. Mason, John E. Carlson, Ming Tien, Han Yi Chen, Scott Harding, Chung Jui Tsai, Kelli Hoover, 2018, Scientific Reports

Kinetic analysis of cellulose synthase of Gluconacetobacter hansenii in whole cells and in purified form

John McManus, Liza Wilson, HuI Yang, J Kubicki, Ming Tien, 2018, Enzyme and Microbial Technology on p. 24-29

SHOU4 Proteins Regulate Trafficking of Cellulose Synthase Complexes to the Plasma Membrane

Joanna K. Polko, William J. Barnes, Cătălin Voiniciuc, Stephanie Doctor, Blaire Steinwand, Joseph L. Hill, Ming Tien, Markus Pauly, Charles T. Anderson, Joseph J. Kieber, 2018, Current Biology on p. 3174-3182.e6

Most-Cited Papers

The arabidopsis cellulose synthase complex

Joseph L. Hill, Mustafa B. Hammudi, Ming Tien, 2014, Plant Cell on p. 4834-4842

Metagenomic Profiling Reveals Lignocellulose Degrading System in a Microbial Community Associated with a Wood-Feeding Beetle

Erin D. Scully, Scott M. Geib, Kelli Hoover, Ming Tien, Susannah G. Tringe, Kerrie W. Barry, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Mansi Chovatia, Joshua R. Herr, John E. Carlson, 2013, PLoS One on p. e73827

Effects of laccase on lignin depolymerization and enzymatic hydrolysis of ensiled corn stover

Qin Chen, Megan N. Marshall, Scott M. Geib, Ming Tien, Tom L. Richard, 2012, Agricultural Wastes on p. 186-192

Functional genomics and microbiome profiling of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) reveal insights into the digestive physiology and nutritional ecology of wood feeding beetles

Erin D. Scully, Scott M. Geib, John E. Carlson, Ming Tien, Duane McKenna, Kelli Hoover, 2014, BMC Genomics

Differential proteomic analysis of the secretome of Irpex lacteus and other white-rot fungi during wheat straw pretreatment

Davinia Salvachúa, Angel T. Martínez, Ming Tien, María F. López-Lucendo, Francisco García, Vivian De Los Ríos, María Jesús Martínez, Alicia Prieto, 2013, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Midgut transcriptome profiling of Anoplophora glabripennis, a lignocellulose degrading cerambycid beetle

Erin D. Scully, Kelli Hoover, John E. Carlson, Ming Tien, Scott M. Geib, 2013, BMC Genomics

Identification and characterization of non-cellulose-producing mutants of Gluconacetobacter hansenii generated by Tn5 transposon mutagenesis

Ying Deng, Nivedita Nagachar, Chaowen Xiao, Ming Tien, Teh Hui Kao, 2013, Journal of Bacteriology on p. 5072-5083

Proteomic analysis of fusarium solani isolated from the asian longhorned beetle, anoplophora glabripennis

Erin D. Scully, Kelli Hoover, John Carlson, Ming Tien, Scott M. Geib, 2012, PLoS One

Identification and characterization of a cellulose binding heptapeptide revealed by phage display

Jing Guo, Jeffrey M. Catchmark, Mohamed Naseer Ali Mohamed, Alan James Benesi, Ming Tien, Teh Hui Kao, Heath D. Watts, James D. Kubicki, 2013, Biomacromolecules on p. 1795-1805


G. Ofori-Sarpong, Kwadwo Asare Osseo-Asare, Ming Tien, 2013, Hydrometallurgy on p. 38-44