1. Zhao L, Xu J, Zhao W, Sung P, Wang HW*. (2018) Determining the RAD51-DNA Nucleoprotein Filament Structure and Function by Cryo-Electron MicroscopyMethods Enzymol., 600:179-199

2. Rao Q, Liu M, Tian Y, Wu Z, Hao Y, Song L, Qin Z, Ding C, Wang HW*, Wang J*, Xu Y*. (2018) Cryo-EM structure of human ATR-ATRIP complexCell Research, 28(2):143-156

3. Mei K, Li Y, Wang S, Shao G, Wang J, Ding Y, Luo G, Yue P, Liu JJ, Wang X, Dong MQ, Wang HW*, Guo W*. (2018) Cryo-EM structure of the exocyst complexNat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 25(2):139-146 (Cover)


1. Fan X, Zhao L, Liu C, Zhang JC, Fan K, Yan X, Peng HL, Lei J*, Wang HW*. (2017) Near-Atomic Resolution Structure Determination in Over-Focus with Volta Phase Plate by Cs-Corrected Cryo-EMStructure, 25:1623-1630

2. Guan Z, Cai T, Liu Z, Dou Y, Hu X, Zhang P, Sun X, Li H, Kuang Y, Zhai Q, Ruan H, Li X, Li Z, Zhu Q, Mai J, Wang Q, Lai L, Ji J, Liu H, Xia B, Jiang T, Luo SJ, Wang HW, Xie C*. (2017) Origin of the Reflectin Gene and Hierarchical Assembly of Its ProteinCurr. Biol., 27:2833-2842

3. Ma M, Liu JJ, Li Y, Huang Y, Ta N, Chen Y, Fu H, Ye MD, Ding Y, Huang W, Wang J, Dong MQ, Yu L*, Wang HW*. (2017) Cryo-EM structure and biochemical analysis reveal the basis of the functional difference between human PI3KC3-C1 and -C2Cell Research,27:989-1001

4. Zheng JX, Li Y, Ding YH, Liu JJ, Zhang MJ, Dong MQ, Wang HW*, Yu L*. (2017) Architecture of the ATG2B-WDR45 complex and an aromatic Y/HF motif crucial for complex formation. Autophagy13(11):1870-1883

5. Sun S, Li L, Yang F, Wang X, Fan F, Yang M, Chen C, Li X, Wang HW, Sui SF*. (2017) Cryo-EM structures of the ATP-bound Vps4(E233Q) hexamer and its complex with Vta1 at near-atomic resolutionNat. Commun., 8:16064

6. Zhou N, Wang HW*, Wang J*. (2017) EMBuilder: A Template Matching-based Automatic Model-building Program for High-resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy MapsSci Rep., 7:2664

7. Liu T, Dai A, Cao Y, Zhang R, Dong MQ, Wang HW*. (2017) Structural Insights of WHAMM’s Interaction with Microtubules by Cryo-EMJ. Mol. Biol., 429:1352-1363

8. Zhang L, Wang X, Fan F, Wang HW, Wang J*, Li X*, Sui SF*. (2017) Cryo-EM structure of Nma111p, a unique HtrA protease composed of two protease domains and four PDZ domainsCell Research, 27:582-585

9. Xu J, Zhao L, Xu Y, Zhao W, Sung P*, Wang HW*. (2017) Cryo-EM structures of human RAD51 recombinase filaments during catalysis of DNA-strand exchangeNat.Struct. Mol. Biol., 24:40-46

10. Wang HW*, Wang JW. (2017) How cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography complement each otherProtein Sci., 26:32-39 (Review)

11. Wang HW*, Lei J*, Shi Y*. (2017) Biological cryo-electron microscopy in ChinaProtein Sci., 26:16-31 (Review)


1. Yang H, Wang J, Liu M, Chen X, Huang M, Tan D, Dong MQ, Wong CC, Wang J*, Xu Y*, Wang HW*. (2016) 4.4 Å Resolution Cryo-EM structure of human mTOR Complex 1Protein Cell, 7:878-887

2. Agrawal RK*, Wang HW*, Belfort M*. (2016) Forks in the tracks: Group II introns, spliceosomes, telomeres and beyondRNA Biol., 13:1218-1222

3. Gong X, Qian H, Shao W, Li J, Wu J, Liu JJ, Li W, Wang HW, Espenshade P*, Yan N*. (2016) Complex structure of the fission yeast SREBP-SCAP binding domains reveals an oligomeric organizationCell Research, 26:1197-1211

4. Liu JJ, Niu CY, Wu Y, Tan D, Wang Y, Ye MD, Liu Y, Zhao W, Zhou K, Liu QS, Dai J, Yang X, Dong MQ, Huang N, Wang HW*. (2016) CryoEM structure of yeast cytoplasmic exosome complex. Cell Research, 26:822-837

5. Qu G, Kaushal PS, Wang J, Shigematsu H, Piazza CL, Agrawal RK*, elfort M*, Wang HW*. (2016) Structure of a group II intron in complex with its reverse transcriptase. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 23:549-557

6. Wang J*, Chai J, Wang HW. (2015) Structure of the mouse Toll-like receptor 13 ectodomain in complex with a conserved sequence from bacterial 23S ribosomal RNA. FEBS J., 283:1631-1635

7. Tan D, Li Q, Zhang MJ, Liu C, Ma C, Zhang P, Ding YH, Fan SB, Tao L, Yang B, Li X, Ma S, Liu J, Feng B, Liu X, Wang HW, He SM, Gao N, Ye K, Dong MQ*, Lei X*.  (2016) Trifunctional cross-linker for mapping protein-protein interaction networks and comparing protein conformational states. Elife, pii: e12509

8. Qin S, Yin H, Yang C, Dou Y, Liu Z, Zhang P, Yu H, Huang Y, Feng J, Hao J, Hao J, Deng L, Yan X, Dong X, Zhao Z, Jiang T, Wang HW, Luo SJ, Xie C*. (2016) A magnetic protein biocompassNat. Mater., 15:217-226

9. Jia N, Liu N, Cheng W, Jiang YL, Sun H, Chen LL, Peng J, Zhang Y1, Ding YH, Zhang ZH, Wang X, Cai G, Wang J, Dong MQ, Zhang Z, Wu H, Wang HW*, Chen Y*, Zhou CZ*. (2016) Structural basis for receptor recognition and pore formation of a zebrafish aerolysin-like protein. EMBO Reports, 17:235-248


1. Wang J, Wang W, Song W, Han Z, Zhang H, Chai J*, Wang HW*, Wang J*. (2015) An improved method for phasing crystal structures with low non-crystallographic symmetry using cryo-electron microscopy data. Protein Cell, 6:919-923 (Letter)

2. Wang HW*. (2015) Opening new doors for understanding eukaryotic RNA splicing. Sci. China Life Sci., 58:1171-1172 (Editorial Material)

3. Hu Z, Zhou Q, Zhang C, Fan S, Cheng W, Zhao Y, Shao F, Wang HW, Sui SF*, Chai J*. (2015) Structural and biochemical basis for induced self-propagation of NLRC4. Science, 350:399-404

4. Tomko RJ Jr*, Taylor DW, Chen ZA, Wang HW, Rappsilber J, Hochstrasser M*. (2015) A single α helix drives extensive remodeling of the proteasome lid and completion of regulatory particle assembly. Cell, 163:432-444

5. Song W, Wang J, Han Z, Zhang Y, Zhang H, Wang W, Chang J, Xia B, Fan S, Zhang D, Wang J*Wang HW*, Chai J*. (2015) Structural basis for specific recognition of single-stranded RNA by Toll-like receptor 13Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 22:782-787

6. Chang HY, Liao CY, Su GC, Lin SW, Wang HW, Chi P*. (2015) Functional Relationship of ATP Hydrolysis, Presynaptic Filament Stability, and Homologous DNA Pairing Activity of the Human Meiotic Recombinase DMC1J. Biol. Chem., 290:19863-19873

7. Tagare HD*, Kucukelbir A, Sigworth FJ, Wang HW, Rao M. (2015) Directly reconstructing principal components of heterogeneous particles from cryo-EM imagesJ. Struct. Biol., 191:245-262

8. Wang HW*. (2015) Cryo-electron microscopy for structural biology: current status and future perspectivesSci. China Life Sci., 58:750-756 (Review)

9. Zhou Q, Huang X, Sun S, Li X, Wang HW*, Sui SF*. (2015) Cryo-EM structure of SNAP-SNARE assembly in 20S particleCell Research, 25:551-560

10. Chang S, Sun D, Liang H, Wang J, Li J, Guo L, Wang X, Guan C, Boruah BM, Yuan L, Feng F, Yang M, Wang L, Wang Y, Wojdyla J, Li L, Wang J, Wang M, Cheng G, Wang HW*Liu Y*. (2015) Cryo-EM Structure of Influenza Virus RNA Polymerase Complex at 4.3 Å Resolution. Mol. Cell, 57:925-935

11. Liu Z, Wang J, Li G*, Wang HW*. (2015) Structure of precursor microRNA’s terminal loop regulates human Dicer’s dicing activity by switching DExH/D domain. Protein Cell, 6:185-193


1. Liu JJ, Bratkowski MA, Liu X, Niu CY, Ke A*, Wang HW*. (2014) Visualization of distinct substrate-recruitment pathways in the yeast exosome by EM. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 21:95-102

2. Zhao W, Saro D, Hammel M, Kwon Y, Xu Y, Rambo RP, Williams GJ, Chi P, Lu L, Pezza RJ, Camerini-Otero RD, Tainer JA, Wang HW, Sung P*. (2014) Mechanistic insights into the role of Hop2-Mnd1 in meiotic homologous DNA pairing. Nucleic Acids Res., 42:906-917


1. Yin P, Li Q, Yan C, Liu Y, Liu J, Yu F, Wang Z, Long J, He J, Wang HW, Wang J, Zhu JK, Shi Y, Yan N*. (2013) Structural basis for the modular recognition of single-stranded RNA by PPR proteins. Nature, 504:168-171

2. Wolin SL*, Belair C, Boccitto M, Chen X, Sim S, Taylor DW, Wang HW. (2013) Non-coding Y RNAs as tethers and gates: Insights from bacteria. RNA Biol., 10:1602-1608

3. Busygina V, Gaines WA, Xu Y, Kwon Y, Williams GJ, Lin SW, Chang HY, ChiP, Wang HW, Sung P*. (2013) Functional attributes of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae meiotic recombinase Dmc1. DNA Repair., 12:707-712

4. Li Y, Hsin J, Zhao L, Cheng Y, Shang W, Huang KC, Wang HW, Ye S*. (2013) FtsZ protofilaments use a hinge-opening mechanism for constrictive force generation. Science, 341:392-395

5. Taylor DW, Ma E, Shigematsu H, Cianfrocco MA, Noland CL, Nagayama K, Nogales E, Doudna JA*, Wang HW*. (2013) Substrate-specific structural rearrangements of human Dicer. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 20:662-670

6. Chen X, Taylor DW Fowler CC, Button JA, Galan JE, Wang HW, Wolin SL*. (2013) Identification of an RNA degradation machine sculpted by Ro autoantigen and noncoding RNA. Cell, 153:166-177

Before 2012

1. Li B, Li N, Wang F, Guo L, Huang Y, Liu X, Wei T, Zhu D, Liu C, Pan H, Xu S, Wang HW, Gu L*. (2012) Structural insight of a concentration-dependent mechanism by which YdiV inhibits Escherichia coli flagellum biogenesis and motilityNucleic Acids Res., 40:11073-11085

2. Shen QT, Hsiue PP, Sindelar CV, Welch MD, Campellone KG*, Wang HW*. (2012) Structural insights into WHAMM-mediated cytoskeletal coordination during membrane remodelingJ. Cell Biol., 199:111-124 (Cover)

3. Nam KH, Haitjema C, Liu X, Ding F, Wang HW, DeLisa MP*, Ke A*. (2012) Cas5d protein processes pre-crRNA and assemblies into a Cascade-like interference complex in subtype I-C/Dvulg CRISPR-Cas systemStructure, 20:1574-1584

4. Bower-Phipps KR, Taylor DW, Wang HW, Baserga SJ*. (2012) The box C/D sRNP dimeric architecture is conserved across domain Archaea. One to fuse and three to keep the nascent fusion pore open. RNA, 18:1527-1540

5. Shi L, Shen QT, Kiel A, Wang J, Wang HW, Melia TJ, Rothman JE*, Pincet F*.  (2012) SNARE Proteins: one to fuse and three to keep the nascent fusion pore openScience, 335:1355-1359

6. Chang LF, Chen S, Liu CC, Pan XJ, Jian JS, Bai XC, Xie X, Wang HW, Sui SF*. (2012) Structural characterization of full-length NSF and 20 S particlesNat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 19:268-275

7. Zhou K, Kanai R, Lee P, Wang HW*, Modis Y*. (2012) Toll-like receptor 5 forms asymmetric dimers in the absence of flagellin. J. Struct. Biol., 177:402-409

8. Chandramouli P, Hernandez-Lopez R, Wang HW, Leschziner AE*. (2011) Validation of the orthogonal tilt reconstruction method with a biological test sampleJ. Struct. Biol., 175:85-96

9. Liu XQ, Wang HW*. (2011) Single particle electron microscopy reconstruction of the exosome complex using the random conical tilt methodJ. Vis. Exp., doi: 10.3791/2574

10. Ramey VH, Wang HW, Nakajima Y, Wong A, Liu J, Drubin D, Barnes G, Nogales E*. (2011) The Dam1 ring binds to the E-hook of tubulin and diffuses along the microtubuleMol. Biol. Cell, 22:457-466

11. Wu X, Shen QT, Stokes N, Lu C, Zheng Q, Polak L, Wang HW, Fuchs E*. (2011) Skin stem cells orchestrate directional migration by regulating microtubule-ACF7 connections through GSK3βCell, 144:341-352

12. Yang H, Wang J, Jia X, McNatt M, Zang T, Pan B, Meng W, Wang HW, Bieniasz P, Xiong Y*. (2010) Structural insight into the mechanisms of enveloped virus tethering by TetherinProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107:18428-18432

13. Nogales E*, Ramey VH, Wang HW. (2010) Cryo-EM studies of structural intermediates in microtubule dynamic instability and interaction of microtubules with kinetochore complexesMethods Cell Biol., 95:129-156 (Review; Book Chapter)

14. Wang HW*, Noland C, Siridechadilok B, Taylor DW, Ma E, Felderer K, Doudna JA*, Nogales E*. (2009) Structural basis for RNA processing by the human RISC-loading complexNat. Struct. Mol. Biol.16:1148-1153

15. Wu Z, Wang HW, Mu W, Quyang Z, Nogales E, Xing J*. (2009) Simulations of tubulin sheet polymers as possible structural intermediates in microtubule assembly. PLoS One, 4:e7291

16. Ramey VH, Wang HW, Nogales E*. (2009) Ab initio reconstruction of helical samples with heterogeneity, disorder and coexisting symmetriesJ. Struct. Biol.167:97-105

17. Shen QT, Bai XC, Chang LF, Wu Y, Wang HW, Sui SF* (2009) Bowl-shaped oligomeric structures on membranes as DegP’s new functional forms in protein quality controlProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 106:4858-4863

18. Wang HW, Long S, Ciferri C, Westermann S, Drubin DG, Barnes G, Nogales E*. (2008) Architecture and flexibility of the yeast Ndc80 kinetochore complexJ. Mol. Biol.383:894-903

19. Wang HW*, Wang J, Ding F, Callahan K, Bratkowski MA, Bulter JS, Nogales E, Ke A*. (2007) Architecture of the yeast Rrp44-exosome complex suggests routes of RNA recruitment for 3’-end processingProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104:16844-16849

20. Wang HW, Ramey VH, Westermann S, Leschziner AE, Welburn JPI, Nakajima Y, Drubin DG, Barnes G, Nogales E*. (2007) Architecture of the Dam1 kinetochore ring complex and implications for microtubule-driven assembly and force-coupling mechanismsNat. Struct. Mol. Biol.14:721-726

21. Nogales E*, Wang HW. (2006) Structural mechanisms underlying nucleotide-dependent self-assembly of tubulin and its relativesCurr. Opin. Struct. Biol., 16:221-229 (Review)

22. Nogales E*, Wang HW. (2006) Structural intermediates in microtubule assembly and disassembly: how and why? Curr. Opin. Cell Biol., 18:179-284 (Review)

23. Westermann S, Wang HW, Avila-Sakar A, Drubin DG, Nogales E, Barnes G*. (2006) The Dam1 kinetochore ring complex moves processively on depolymerizing microtubule endsNature, 440:565-563

24. Wang HW*, Long S, Finley KR, Nogales E. (2005) Assembly of GMPCPP-bound tubulin into helical ribbons and tubes and effect of colchicineCell Cycle, 4:1157-1160

25. Wang HW, Nogales E*. (2005) Nucleotide-dependent bending flexibility of tubulin regulates microtubule assemblyNature, 435:911-915

26. Westermann S, Avila-Sakar A, Wang HW, Niederstrasser H, Wong J, Drubin DG, Nogales E, Barnes G*. (2005) Formation of a dynamic kinetochore-microtubule interface through assembly of the Dam1 ring complexMol. Cell, 17:277-290

27. Wang HW, Nogales E*. (2005) An iterative Fourier-Bessel algorithm for reconstruction of helical structures with severe Bessel overlapJ. Struct. Biol., 149:65-78 (Cover)

28. Chen Y, Lu YJ, Wang HW, Yuan S, Chang Z, Sui SF*. (2003) Two-dimensional crystallization of a small heat shock protein HSP16.3 on lipid layerBiochem. Biophysic. Res. Commun., 310:360-366

29. Wu Y, Wang HW, Ji SR, Sui SF*. (2003) Two-dimensional crystallization of rabbit C-reactive protein monomeric subunitsActa. Crystallogr. D. Biol. Crystallogr.,59:922-926

30. Nogales E*, Wang HW, Niederstrasser H. (2003) Tubulin rings: which way do they curve?Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol., 13:256-261 (Review)

31. Wang HW, Chen Y, Yang H, Chen X, Duan MX, Tai PC*, Sui SF*. (2003) Ring-like pore structures of SecA: implication for bacteria protein-conducting channelsProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100:4221-4226

32. Wu Y, Ji SR, Wang HW, Sui SF*. (2002) Study of the spontaneous dissociation of rabbit C-reactive proteinBiochemistry (Mosc.), 67:1377-1382

33. Wang HW, Wu Y, Chen Y, Sui SF*. (2002) Polymorphism of structural forms of C-reactive proteinInt. J. Mol. Med., 9:665-671

34. Wang HW, Sui SF*. (2001) Dissociation and subunit rearrangement of membrane-bound human C-reactive proteinBiochem. Biophysic. Res. Commun., 288:75-79

35. Wang HW, Sui SF*. (2001) Two-dimensional assembly of pentameric C-reactive proteins on lipid monolayersJ. Struct. Biol., 134:46-55

36. Wang HW, Lu YJ, Li LJ, Liu S, Wang DN, Sui SF*. (2000) Trimeric ring-like structure of ArsA ATPaseFEBS Lett., 496:105-110

37. Zhou H, Wang HW, Zhu K, Sui SF, Xu P, Yang SF, Li N*. (1999) The multiple roles of conserved arginine 286 of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase. Coenzyme binding, substrate binding, and beyond. Plant Physiol., 121:913-919

38. Wang HW, Sui SF*. (1999) Pentameric two-dimensional crystallization of rabbit C-reactive protein on lipid monolayersJ. Struct. Biol., 127:283-286

39. Mi LZ, Wang HW, Sui SF*. (1997) Interaction of Rabbit C-Reactive Protein with Phospholipid Monolayers Studied by Micro- fluorescence Film Balance with an Externally Applied Electric FieldBiophys. J., 73:446-451