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 Cellulose Synthase Enzymes Lignin Degradation Lignocellulose Proteins Fungi Arabidopsis Beetles Genes Bacteria Synthesis Mass Spectrometry Digestive System Proteomics Spectroscopy Gels Anoplophora Glabripennis Peptides Insects Cell Wall Hydrolysis Glucose Cell Walls

Most Recent Papers

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

Simulations of Cellulose Synthesis Initiation and Termination in Bacteria

Hui Yang, John McManus, Daniel Oehme, Abhishek Singh, Yaroslava G. Yingling, Ming Tien, James D. Kubicki, 2019, Journal of Physical Chemistry B on p. 3699-3705

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

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

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

John B. McManus, Liza Anne Wilson, Hui Yang, James D. 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

Domain swaps of Arabidopsis secondary wall cellulose synthases to elucidate their class specificity

Joseph Lee Hill, Ashley Nicole Hill, Alison W. Roberts, Candace H. Haigler, Ming Tien, 2018, Plant Direct

Longevity in vivo of primary cell wall cellulose synthases

Joseph Lee Hill, Cooper Josephs, William J. Barnes, Charles T. Anderson, Ming Tien, 2018, Plant molecular biology on p. 279-289

Initiation, Elongation, and Termination of Bacterial Cellulose Synthesis

John B. McManus, Hui Yang, Liza Anne Wilson, James D. Kubicki, Ming Tien, 2018, ACS Omega on p. 2690-2698

Within gut physicochemical variation does not correspond to distinct resident fungal and bacterial communities in the tree-killing xylophage, Anoplophora glabripennis

Charles J. Mason, David C. Long, Elizabeth M. McCarthy, Nivedita Nagachar, Cristina Rosa, Erin D. Scully, Ming Tien, Kelli Hoover, 2017, Journal of Insect Physiology on p. 27-35

Most-Cited Papers

Identification of an extracellular polysaccharide network essential for cytochrome anchoring and biofilm formation in Geobacter sulfurreducens

Janet B. Rollefson, Camille S. Stephen, Ming Tien, Daniel R. Bond, 2011, Journal of bacteriology on p. 1023-1033

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 Edward 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, Bioresource technology on p. 186-192

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

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

Identification of proteins involved in lignocellulose degradation using in gel zymogram analysis combined with mass spectroscopy-based peptide analysis of gut proteins from larval Asian longhorned beetles, Anoplophora glabripennis

Scott M. Geib, Ming Tien, Kelli Hoover, 2010, Insect Science on p. 253-264

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


G. Ofori-Sarpong, Ming Tien, Kwadwo Asare Osseo-Asare, 2010, Hydrometallurgy on p. 66-72