Publication at SCUT

Publication before SCUT

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. C. He*; H. Ogata; W. Lubitz*. Elucidation of the heme active site electronic structure affecting the unprecedented nitrite dismutase activity of the ferriheme b proteins, the nitrophorins. Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 5332–5340.

  2. C. He; S.S. Kulkarni; F. Thuaud; J.W. Bode. Chemical synthesis of the 20 kDa heme protein nitrophorin 4 by α-ketoacid hydroxylamine (KAHA) ligation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 12996–13001.

  3. C. He *; B.D. Howes; G. Smulevich; S. Rumpel; E.J. Reijerse; W. Lubitz*; N. Cox*; M. Knipp. Nitrite Dismutase reaction mechanism: Kinetic and spectroscopic investigation of the interaction between.

  4. C. He; K. Nishikawa; O.F. Erdem; E. Reijerse; H. Ogata; W. Lubitz; M.Knipp. Complexes of ferriheme nitrophorin 4 with low-molecular weight thiol(ate)s occurring in blood plasma. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2013, 122, 38–48.

  5. S. Abbruzzetti; C. He; H. Ogata; S. Bruno; C. Viappiani; M. Knipp.Heterogeneous kinetics of the carbon monoxide association and dissociation reaction to nitrophorin 4 and 7 coincide with structural heterogeneity of the gate-loop. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9986–9998.

  6. M. Knipp; J. J. Taing; C. He; C. Viappiani. A caged cyanide. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2012, 11, 620–622.

  7. C. He H. Ogata; M. Knipp. Insertion of an H-bonding residue into the distal pocket of the ferriheme protein nitrophorin 4: Effect on nitrite–iron coordination and nitrite disproportionation. Chem. Biodivers. 2012, 9, 1761–1775. (Special Issue: Bioinorganic Chemistry-ICBIC XV)

  8. C. He; M. Fuchs; H. Ogata; M. Knipp. Guanidine–ferroheme coordination in the mutant protein Nitrophorin 4 (L130R). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4470–4473.

  9. C. He S. Neya; M. Knipp. Breaking of proximal Fe–His bond in heme proteins through local structural tension: Lessons from the heme b proteins Nitrophorin 4/7 and related site-directed mutant proteins. Biochemistry 2011, 50, 8559–8575.

  10. M. Knipp; J. J. Taing; C. He. Reduction of the lipocalin type heme containing protein nitrophorin–Sensitivity of the fold-stabilizing cysteine disulfides. J. Inorg.Biochem. 2011, 105, 1405–1412.

  11. M. Knipp; C. He. Nitrophorins: Nitrite disproportionation reaction and other novel functionalities of insect heme-based nitric oxide transport proteins. IUBMB Life 2011, 63, 304–312.

  12. C. He; H. Ogata; M. Knipp. Formation of the complex of nitrite with the ferriheme b β-barrel proteins nitrophorin 4 and nitrophorin 7. Biochemistry 2010, 49, 5841–5851.

  13. C. He; M. Knipp. Formation of nitric oxide from nitrite by the ferriheme b protein nitrophorin 7. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 12042–12043.

  14. C. He; D. Chang; J. Zhang. Asymmetric synthesis of both enantiomers of ethyl-2-hydroxy-4-phenylbutanoate. Fine Chemicals 2008, 25, 115–118. (in Chinese)

  15. C. He; D. Chang; J. Zhang. Asymmetric reduction of α- and β-ketoesters by B. pumilus Phe-C3. Tetrahedron Asymmetry 2008, 19, 1347–1351.

Refereed conference publications

  1. M. Knipp; C. He; S. Abbruzzetti; C. Viappiani; S. Bruno. Gas release from ferriheme proteins nitrophorin 4 and 7: Identification of gas hosting cavities and correlation with loop gating. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 19, S341.

  2. M. Knipp; C. He; H. Ogata. Nitrite dismutase – A “nitrite - only” source for NO. Nitric Oxide 2013, 31, S36.

  3. M. Knipp; C. He; H. Ogata. Nitrite disproportionation reaction: Investigations on the mechanism of the conversion of nitrite into nitric oxide at the ferriheme center of nitrophorins at blood plasma pH. Nitric Oxide 2011, 24, S33–S34.

  4. C. He; H. Ogata; M. Knipp. The interaction between the ferriheme protein nitrophorin and nitrite. Proceedings of the 10th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference pp 53–57, Thessaloniki (Greece) 2010.


  1. C. He; D. Chang; J. Zhang. Biocatalysis method for preparing high-optical activity enantiomers of ethyl 4-cyano-3-hydroxybutyrate. Chinese Patent CN 101260415 A, 2008.