23. Z. Shang, Z. Ferris, D. Sweeney, A. Chase, C. Yuan, Y. Hui, L. Hou, E. Older, D. Xue, X. Tang, W. Zhang, P. Nagarkatti, M. Nagarkatti, T. Testerman, P. R. Jensen, J. Li#. Grincamycins P−T: rearranged angucycline glycosides from marine sediment-derived Streptomyces sp. CNZ-748 inhibit the rare cancer pseudomyxoma peritonei in vitro. Journal of Natural Products, doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00179

22. L. Hou, Y. Li, Q. Wu, M. Li, X. Tang, P. Nagarkatti, M. Nagarkatti, Y. Liu, L. Li, D. Fan, T. S. Bugni, Z. Shang#, J. Li#. Discovery of anti-infective adipostatins through bioactivity-guided isolation and heterologous expression of a type Ⅲ polyketide synthase. Bioorganic Chemistry, doi: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2021.104925

21. S. Xing, Y. Hu, Z. Yin, M. Liu, X. Tang, M. Fang, T. Huan#. Retrieving and utilizing hypothetical neutral losses from tandem mass spectra for spectral similarity analysis and unknown metabolite annotation. Analytical Chemistry, 92, 21, 14476–14483 (2020)

20. X. Tang*, Y. Kudo*, J. Baker*, S. LaBonte, P. A. Jordan, S. M. K. Mckinnie, J. Guo, T. Huan, B. S. Moore# , A. Edlund# . Cariogenic Streptococcus mutans produces strain-specific antibiotics that impair commensal colonization. ACS Infectious Diseases, 6(4), 563–571 (2020)

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19. J. J. Zhang, X. Tang, T. Huan, A. C. Ross, B. S. Moore# . Pass-back chain extension expands multimodular assembly line biosynthesis. Nature Chem. Biol., 16, 42–49 (2020)

18. J. J. Zhang# , X. Tang, B. S. Moore# . Genetic platforms for heterologous expression of microbial natural products. Natural Product Reports, 36, 1313-1332 (2019)

17. G. Aleti, J. L. Baker, X. Tang, R. Alvarez, M. Boltelho, N. C. Tran, A. V. Melnik, C. Zhong, M. Ernst, P.C. Dorrestein, A. Edlund# . Identification of the bacterial biosynthetic gene clusters of the oral microbiome illuminates the unexplored social language of bacteria during health and disease. mBio, 10(2): e00321- 19. (2019)

16. J. L. Baker, E. L. Hendrickson, X. Tang, R. Lux, X. He, A. Edlund, J. S. McLean, W. Shi# . Klebsiella and Providencia emerge as lone survivors following long-term starvation of oral microbiota, PNAS, 116 (17) 8499-504. (2019)

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15. J. J. Zhang, K. Yamanaka, X. Tang# , B. S. Moore# . Direct cloning and heterologous expression of natural product biosynthetic gene clusters by transformation-associated recombination. Methods Enzymol., 621, 87-110. (2019)

14. J. J. Zhang, B. S. Moore# , X. Tang# . Engineering Salinispora tropica for heterologous expression of natural product biosynthetic gene clusters. App. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 102(10): 8437-46. (2018)

13. J. Li*, X. Tang*, T. Awakawa, and B. S. Moore# . Enzymatic C-H oxidation–amidation cascade in the production of natural and unnatural thiotetronate antibiotics with potentiated bioactivity. Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (40): 12234–39. (2017)

12. J. J. Zhang, X. Tang, M. Zhang, D. Nguyen, and B. S. Moore# . Broad-host-range expression reveals native and host regulatory elements that influence heterologous antibiotic production in gram-negative bacteria. mBio. 8(5) e01291-17. (2017)

11. X. Tang*, J. Li*, and B. S. Moore# . Minimization of the thiolactomycin biosynthetic pathway reveals that the cytochrome P450 enzyme TlmF is required for five-membered thiolactone ring formation. ChemBioChem. 18(12):1072-76. (2017)

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10. X. Tang*, J. Li*, N. Millán-Aguiñaga, J.J. Zhang, E.C. O'Neill, J.A. Ugalde, P.R. Jensen, S.M. Mantovani, and B.S. Moore# . Identification of thiotetronic acid antibiotic biosynthetic pathways by target-directed genome mining. ACS Chem. Biol. 10 (12), 2841-49. (2015)

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9. X. Tang, K. Eitel, L. Kaysser, A. Kulik, S. Grond, and B. Gust# . A two-step sulfation in antibiotic biosynthesis requires a type III polyketide synthase. Nature Chem. Biol. 9, 610–15. (2013)

Highlighted in "Biosynthesis: A sulfonate relay revealed", Nature Chem. Biol., 9, 602-603. (2013) Highlighted in the front cover, F1000Prime Recommended Article

8. X. Tang, M. Goss, Y. Xie, A. Kulik and B. Gust# . Identification of mureidomycin analogues and functional analysis of an N-acetyltransferase in napsamycin biosynthesis. ChemBioChem.14(17), 2248-55. (2013)

7. B. Gust# , K. Eitel, X. Tang. The biosynthesis of caprazamycins and related liponucleoside-antibiotics: new insights. Biological Chemistry. 394(2), 251-59. (2013)

6. L. Kaysser*, X. Tang*, E. Wemakor, K. Sedding, S.Hennig, S. Siebenberg and B. Gust# . Identification of the napsamycin gene cluster by genome mining. ChemBioChem. 12(3), 477-87. (2011)

5. X. Tang, B. Wu, H. Ying and B. He# . Biochemical properties and potential applications of a solvent-stable protease from the high-yield protease producer Pseudomonas aeruginosa PT121. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 160(4), 1017-31. (2010)

4. B. He, X. He, X. Tang, Z. Yao, Z. Bai, P. K. Ouyang, Y. Pan. C.N. Patent No. CN101240254B (2010)

3. X. Tang, Y. Pan, S. Li S and B. He# . Screening and isolation of an organic solvent-tolerant bacterium for high-yield production of organic solvent-stable protease. Bioresour. Technol. 99(15), 7388-92. (2008)

2. X. Tang, H. Sun and B. He# . Organic solvent tolerant bacteria and enzymes for application in biocatalysis. Progress in Chemistry. 21(12), 2726-33. (2009)

1. S. Li, X. Tang, Y. Pan and B. He# . Effect of alkanes on the production of a solvent-stable extracellular protease by the organic solvent tolerant bacterium Bacillus licheniformis YP1. Microbiology China. 35(3):368-71 (2008)