Selected Publications

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Therapeutic Science

06.  Phase separation in viral infections

Li, H., Ernst, C., Kolonko-Adamska, M., Greb-Markiewicz, B., Man, J., Parissi, V. and Ng, B.W.L.(# Corresponding author)
Trends in Microbiology, 2022
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05. Simeprevir potently suppresses SARS-CoV-2 replication and synergizes with remdesivir

Lo, H. S., Hui, K. P. Y., Lai, H.-M., He, X., Khan, K. S., Kaur, S., Huang, J., Li, Z., Chan, A. K. N., Cheung, H. H.-Y., Ng, K.-C., Ho, J. C. W., Chen, Y. W., Ma, B., Cheung, P. M.-H., Shin, D., Wang, K., Lee, M.-H., Selisko, B., Eydoux, C., Guillemot, J.-C., Canard, B., Wu, K.-P., Liang, P.-H., Dikic, I., Zuo, Z., Chan, F. K. L., Hui, D. S. C., Mok, V. C. T., Wong, K.-B., Mok, C. K. P., Ko, H., Aik, W. S., Chan, M. C. W. Ng, W.-L.
(# Corresponding authors)


04. Nucleic acid-based technologies targeting coronaviruses

Le, T.K., Paris, C., Khan, K.S., Robson, F., Ng, W.-L.# & Rocchi, P.
(# Corresponding authors)

Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 2021.

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03. Coronavirus RNA proofreading: molecular basis and therapeutic targeting

Robson, F., Khan, K.S., Le, T.K., Paris, C., Demirbag, S., Barfuss, P., Rocchi, P., Ng, W.-L.# (# Corresponding author)

02. Epigenetic CRISPR screens identify Npm1 as a therapeutic vulnerability in non-small cell lung cancer

Li, F.*, Ng, W.-L.*, Luster, T. A., Hu, H., Sviderskiy, V.O., Dowling, C.M., Hollinshead, K.E.R., Zouitine, P., Zhang, H., Huang, Q., Ranieri, M., Wang, W., Fang, Z., Chen, T., Deng, J., Zhao, K., So, H.C., Khodadadi-Jamayran, A., Xu, M., Karatza, A., Pyon, V., Li, S., Pan, Y., Labbe, K., Almonte, C., Poirier, J.T., Miller, G., Possemato, R., Qi, J. & Wong, K.K. (*Co-first authors)

01. In vivo epigenetic CRISPR screen identifies Asf1a as an immunotherapeutic target in Kras-mutant lung adenocarcinoma

Li, F., Huang, Q., Luster, T. A., Hu, H., Zhang, H., Ng, W.-L., Khodadadi-Jamayran, A., Wang, W., Chen, T., Deng, J., Ranieri, M., Fang, Z., Pyon, V., Dowling, C. M., Bagdatlioglu, E., Almonte, C., Labbe, K., Silver, H., Rabin, A. R., Jani, K., Tsirigos, A., Papagiannakopoulos, T., Hammerman, P. S., Velcheti, V., Freeman, G. J., Qi, J., Miller, G. & Wong, K.-K.

Medicinal Chemistry

05. Diversification of Nucleoside Analogues as Potent Antiviral Drug Leads

Scheeff, S.#, Wang, Y.#Lyu., M. Y.#Ahmadabadi, B. N., Hau, C.-K.,Hui, K. C., Zhang, Y. F., Zuo, Z., Chan, W.-Y., Ng, B. W.-L

(# Co-first author)

Organic Letters 2023

04. Synthetic and Biological Studies of Carbasugar SGLT2 Inhibitors (Invited Review) 

Ng, W.-L. & Shing, T. K. M.

03. Concise and Stereodivergent Synthesis of Carbasugars Reveals Unexpected Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) of SGLT2 Inhibition

Ng, W.-L., Li, H. C., Lau, K. M., Chan, A. K. N., Lau, C. B. & Shing, T. K. M.

Sci. Rep., 2017.

02. Palladium-Catalyzed Arylation of Amino-Carbasugar Enables the Discovery of a Potent and Selective Carbocyclic SGLT2 Inhibitor

Ng, W.-L., Lau, K. M., Lau, C. B. & Shing, T. K. M.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016.

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01. Design, Syntheses and SAR Studies of Carbocyclic Analogues of Sergliflozin as Potent Sodium-dependent Glucose Co-transporter 2 Inhibitors

Shing, T. K. M.*, Ng, W.-L., Chan, J. Y. & Lau, C. B.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013.

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Chemical biology

05. Targeted Protein O-GlcNAcylation Using Bifunctional Small Molecules

Ma, B.#, Khan, K. S.#, Xu, T., Xeque Amada, J., Guo, Z., Huang, Y.,Yu Y., Henry L., Cheng A. S. L. , Ng, B. W. L.* 

 (# Co-first author, * Corresponding author)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2024)

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04. Residue-Selective Protein C-Formylation via Sequential Difluoroalkylation-Hydrolysis

Imiołek, M., Isenegger, P. G., Ng, W. L., Khan, A., Gouverneur, V., & Davis, B. G.

ACS Central Science, 2021.

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03. Post-translational site-selective protein backbone α-deuteration

Galan, S. R. G., Wickens, J. R., Dadova, J., Ng, W.-L., Zhang, X., Simion, R. A., Quinlan, R., Pires, E., Paton, R. S., Caddick, S., Chudasama, V. & Davis, B. G.

Nat. Chem. Bio., 2018.

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02. Selective Radical Trifluoromethylation of Native Residues in Proteins

Imiolek, M., Karunanithy, G., Ng, W.-L., Baldwin, A. J., Gouverneur, V. & Davis, B. G.

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018.

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01. Posttranslational mutagenesis: A chemical strategy for exploring protein side-chain diversity

Wright, T. H., Bower, B. J., Chalker, J. M., Bernardes, G. J., Wiewiora, R., Ng, W.-L., Raj, R., Faulkner, S., Vallee, M. R., Phanumartwiwath, A., Coleman, O. D., Thezenas, M. L., Khan, M., Galan, S. R., Lercher, L., Schombs, M. W., Gerstberger, S., Palm-Espling, M. E., Baldwin, A. J., Kessler, B. M., Claridge, T. D., Mohammed, S. & Davis, B. G.

Science, 2016.

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02. Discovery of chemical probes that perturb protein complexes using size exclusion chromatography and chemical proteomics.

Ng, B. W.-L., Xu, T., Guo, Z.


01. Viral Condensates: Making it hard to replicate

Ng, B. W.-L., Scheeff, S., Amada, J. X.

eLife, 2023.

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