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Publications (Before 2000)


  1. Sun H.Z., Li H.Y., Sadler P. J. (1999) “Transferrin as a metal ion-mediatorChemical Reviews, 99(9), 2817-2842. doi: 10.1021/cr980430w.

  2. Sun H.Z., Sadler P.J. (1999) “Bismuth anti-ulcer complexes” Topics in Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2, 159-186. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-60061-6_5.

  3. Sun H.Z., Li H.Y., Harvey I., Sadler P.J. (1999) “Interactions of bismuth complexes with metallothionein (II)Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274(41), 29094-29101. doi: 10.1074/jbc.274.41.29094.

  4. Sun H.Z., Li H.Y., Mason A.B., Woodworth R.C., Sadler P.J. (1999) “N-lobe versus C-lobe complexation of bismuth by human transferrinBiochemical Journal, 337(Pt 1), 105-111. 

  5. Sadler P.J., Li H.Y., Sun H.Z. (1999) “Coordination chemistry of metals in medicine: target sites for bismuthCoordination Chemistry Reviews, 185-186, 689-709. doi: 10.1016/S0010-8545(99)00018-1.


  1. Sun H.Z., Li H.Y., Weir R.A., Sadler P.J. (1998) “The first specific Ti(IV) protein complex: potential relevance to anticancer activity of titanocenesAngewandte Chemie International Edition, 37(11), 1577-1579. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(19980619)37:11<1577::AID-ANIE1577>3.0.CO;2-M. (Highlighted in Chem&Engn News, 1998, June 22, p27) 

  2. Sun H.Z., Cox M.C., Li H.Y., Mason A.B., Woodworth R.C., Sadler P.J. (1998) “[1H, 13C] NMR determination of the order of lobe loading of human transferrin with iron: comparison with other metal ionsFEBS Letters, 422(3), 315-320. doi: 0.1016/S0014-5793(98)00034-9. (Featured on the cover of the issue)

  3. Parkinson J.A., Sun H.Z., Sadler P.J. (1998) “New approach to the solution chemistry of bismuth citrate antiulcer complexesChemical Communications, (8), 881-882. doi: 10.1039/A708710A.

  4. Daniels M. J., Turner-Cavet J. S., Selkirk R., Sun H.Z., Parkinson J.A., Sadler P.J., Robinson N.J. (1998)  “Coordination of Zn2+ (and Cd2+) by prokaryotic metallothionein: involvement of his-imidazole”. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 273(36), 22957-22961. doi: 10.1074/jbc.273.36.22957.


  1. Sun H.Z.*, Cox M.C., Li H.Y., Sadler P.J.* (1997) “Rationalization of metal binding to transferrin: prediction of metal-protein stability constantsStructure & Bonding, 88, 71-102.  doi: 10.1007/3-540-62870-3_3.

  2. Sun H.Z., Li H.Y., Sadler P. J. (1997) “The biological and medicinal chemistry of bismuth(III)Chemische Berichte, 130, 669-681. doi: 10.1002/cber.19971300602.

  3. Li H.Y., Keohane B.M., Sun H.Z., Sadler P. J. (1997) “Determination of bismuth in plasma and urine by DIN-ICP-MS”. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 12(10), 1111-1114.  doi: 0.1039/A700269F.


  1. Sadler P. J., Sun H.Z., Li H.Y. (1996) “Bi(III) complexes of the tripeptide glutathione (γ-L-Glu-L-Cys-Gly)Chemistry, a European Journal, 2(6), 701-708.  doi: 10.1002/chem.19960020615.

  2. Li H.Y., Sadler P. J., Sun H.Z. (1996) “Rationalization of the strength of metal binding to human serum transferrinEuropean Journal of Biochemistry, 242(2), 387-393. (Highlighted in Chemtracts-Inorganic Chemistry, 1997, 10, 896-901. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-1033.1996.0387r.x.

  3. Li H.Y., Sadler P. J., Sun H.Z. (1996) “Unexpectedly strong binding of a large metal ion (Bi3+) to human serum transferrinJournal of Biological Chemistry, 271(16), 9483-9489. 

  4. Barrie P.J., Djuran M.I., Mazid M. A., McPartlin M., Sadler P.J., Scowen I.J., Sun H.Z. (1996) “Solid-state 13C NMR investigation of bismuth citrate complexes and crystal structure of  [Na2Bi2(cit)2]·7H2OJournal of Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, (12), 2417-2422. 


  1. Sadler P.J., Sun H.Z. (1995) “Ranitidine bismuth(III) citrate”. Journal of Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, (9), 1395-1401. doi: 10.1039/DT9950001395.

  2. Shao W., Sun H.Z., Yao, Y.M., Tang, W.X. (1995) “1H NMR studies of the imidazole complex of cytochrome-c - resonance assignment and structural characterization of the heme cavityInorganic Chemistry, 34(3), 680-687. doi: 10.1021/ic00107a023.


  1. Chen H.L., Yan H., Sun H.Z., Tang W.X. (1993) "Synthesis and characterization of coenzyme-B12 analogs containing 2’-deoxynucleosideSynthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry, 23(3), 347-358. doi: 10.1080/15533179308016642.

  2. Yan H., Sun H.Z., Chen H.L., Tang W.X. (1993) “2D 1H NMR studies on 2’5’-dideoxy adenosylcobalaminSpectroscopy Letter, 26(2), 319-329. doi: 10.1080/00387019308011534.

  3. Ding D.Y., Sun H.Z., Tang W.X. (1993) “Assignment of nonexchangeable proton resonances and the solution structure of d(TGGGT)Spectroscopy Letter, 26(8), 1537-1546. doi: 10.1080/00387019308011632.


  1. Sun H.Z., Shao W.P., Tang W.-X., Wang X.C. (1992) “The study of conformations in solution for gastrin with 2D NMRActa Chimica Sinica, 50, 281-287. doi: 10.1016/0006-291X(88)90429-9.

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