Hongliang Zhu China Agricultural University
1 protocol

Liwei Wen College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, China
1 protocol

Rui Li College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, China
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Lan You College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, China
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Xiuren Zhang
  • Faculty, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology and Biochemistry / Cell Biology, Cornell University, NY

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Tex A&M University, TX


  1. Zhou, Y., Honda, M., Zhu, H., Zhang, Z., Guo, X., Li, T., Li, Z., Peng, X., Nakajima, K., Duan, L. and Zhang, X. (2015). Spatiotemporal sequestration of miR165/166 by Arabidopsis Argonaute10 promotes shoot apical meristem maintenance. Cell Rep. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Zhu, H., Zhou, Y., Castillo-Gonzalez, C., Lu, A., Ge, C., Zhao, Y. T., Duan, L., Li, Z., Axtell, M. J., Wang, X. J. and Zhang, X. (2013). Bidirectional processing of pri-miRNAs with branched terminal loops by Arabidopsis Dicer-like1. Nat Struct Mol Biol 20(9): 1106-1115. (Cover story)
  3. Zhang, Z. and Zhang, X. (2012). Argonautes compete for miR165/166 to regulate shoot apical meristem development. Curr Opin Plant Biol 15(6): 652-658. (Cover Page)
  4. Zhu, H.*, Hu, F.*, Wang, R.*, Zhou, X., Sze, S. H., Liou, L. W., Barefoot, A., Dickman, M. and Zhang, X. (2011). Arabidopsis Argonaute10 specifically sequesters miR166/165 to regulate shoot apical meristem development. Cell 145(2): 242-256.
  5. Wang, H.*, Zhang, X.*, Liu, J., Kiba, T., Woo, J., Ojo, T., Hafner, M., Tuschl, T., Chua, N. H. and Wang, X. J. (2011). Deep sequencing of small RNAs specifically associated with Arabidopsis AGO1 and AGO4 uncovers new AGO functions. Plant J 67(2): 292-304.
  6. Catala, R., Ouyang, J., Abreu, I. A., Hu, Y., Seo, H., Zhang, X. and Chua, N. H. (2007). The Arabidopsis E3 SUMO ligase SIZ1 regulates plant growth and drought responses. Plant Cell 19(9): 2952-2966.
  7. Zhang, X., Yuan, Y. R., Pei, Y., Lin, S. S., Tuschl, T., Patel, D. J. and Chua, N. H. (2006). Cucumber mosaic virus-encoded 2b suppressor inhibits Arabidopsis Argonaute1 cleavage activity to counter plant defense. Genes Dev 20(23): 3255-3268.
  8. Zhang, X., Henriques, R., Lin, S. S., Niu, Q. W. and Chua, N. H. (2006). Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana using the floral dip method. Nat Protoc 1(2): 641-646.
  9. Zhang, X. and Mason, H. (2006). Bean Yellow Dwarf Virus replicons for high-level transgene expression in transgenic plants and cell cultures. Biotechnol Bioeng 93(2): 271-279.
  10. Zhang, X., Buehner, N. A., Hutson, A. M., Estes, M. K. and Mason, H. S. (2006). Tomato is a highly effective vehicle for expression and oral immunization with Norwalk virus capsid protein. Plant Biotechnol J 4(4): 419-432.
  11. Zhang, X., Garreton, V. and Chua, N. H. (2005). The AIP2 E3 ligase acts as a novel negative regulator of ABA signaling by promoting ABI3 degradation. Genes Dev 19(13): 1532-1543.
1 Protocol published
In vitro Reconstitution Assay of miRNA Biogenesis by Arabidopsis DCL1
Authors:  Tian Wang, Claudia Castillo-González, Lan You, Rui Li, Liwei Wen, Hongliang Zhu and Xiuren Zhang, date: 04/20/2015, view: 7311, Q&A: 0
microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs, regulating most if not all, biological processes in eukaryotic organisms. miRNAs are initially processed from primary transcripts (pri-miRNAs) to produce miRNA precursors (pre-miRNAs), that are further ...
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