Xiaohong Zhuang
  • Faculty, Centre for Cell & Developmental Biology, State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, China,
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 2013

Current position

Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR


  1. Zhuang, X., Chung, K. P., Luo, M. and Jiang, L. (2018). Autophagosome Biogenesis and the Endoplasmic Reticulum: A plant perspective. Trends Plant Sci (Corresponding author) (Accepted)
  2. Soto-Burgos, J., Zhuang, X., Jiang, L. and Bassham, D. C. (2018). Dynamics of Autophagosome Formation. Plant Physiol 176(1): 219-229. (Co-first author)
  3. Ahn, G., Kim, H., Kim, D. H., Hanh, H., Yoon, Y., Singaram, I., Wijesinghe, K. J., Johnson, K. A., Zhuang, X., Liang, Z., Stahelin, R. V., Jiang, L., Cho, W., Kang, B. H. and Hwang, I. (2017). SH3 Domain-Containing Protein 2 Plays a Crucial Role at the Step of Membrane Tubulation during Cell Plate Formation. Plant Cell 29(6): 1388-1405.
  4. Gao, C., Zhuang, X., Shen, J. and Jiang, L. (2017). Plant ESCRT Complexes: Moving Beyond Endosomal Sorting. Trends Plant Sci 22(11): 986-998. (Co-first author)
  5. Qi, H., Xia, F. N., Xie, L. J., Yu, L. J., Chen, Q. F., Zhuang, X. H., Wang, Q., Li, F., Jiang, L., Xie, Q. and Xiao, S. (2017). TRAF Family Proteins Regulate Autophagy Dynamics by Modulating AUTOPHAGY PROTEIN6 Stability in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 29(4): 890-911.
  6. Zhuang, X., Chung, K. P., Cui, Y., Lin, W., Gao, C., Kang, B. H. and Jiang, L. (2017). ATG9 regulates autophagosome progression from the endoplasmic reticulum in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(3): E426-E435.
  7. Zhuang, X., Chung, K. P. and Jiang, L. (2017). Targeting tail-anchored proteins into plant organelles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(8): 1762-1764.
  8. Cui, Y., Shen, J., Gao, C., Zhuang, X., Wang, J. and Jiang, L. (2016). Biogenesis of Plant Prevacuolar Multivesicular Bodies. Mol Plant 9(6): 774-786.
  9. Klionsky, D. et al. (2016). Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition). Autophagy 12: 1-222.
  10. Shen, J., Gao, C., Zhao, Q., Lin, Y., Wang, X., Zhuang, X. and Jiang, L. (2016). AtBRO1 Functions in ESCRT-I Complex to Regulate Multivesicular Body Protein Sorting. Mol Plant 9(5): 760-763.
  11. Wang, H., Zhuang, X., Wang, X., Law, A. H., Zhao, T., Du, S., Loy, M. M. and Jiang, L. (2016). A Distinct Pathway for Polar Exocytosis in Plant Cell Wall Formation. Plant Physiol 172(2): 1003-1018. (Co-first author)
  12. Wang, J., Ding, Y., Zhuang, X., Hu, S. and Jiang, L. (2016). Protein Co-localization Studies: Issues and Considerations. Mol Plant 9(8): 1221-1223.
  13. Zhuang, X., Chung, K. P. and Jiang, L. (2016). Origin of the Autophagosomal Membrane in Plants. Front Plant Sci 7: 1655. (Co-corresponding author)
  14. Gao, C., Zhuang, X., Cui, Y., Fu, X., He, Y., Zhao, Q., Zeng, Y., Shen, J., Luo, M. and Jiang, L. (2015). Dual roles of an Arabidopsis ESCRT component FREE1 in regulating vacuolar protein transport and autophagic degradation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(6): 1886-1891.
  15. Lin, Y., Ding, Y., Wang, J., Shen, J., Kung, C. H., Zhuang, X., Cui, Y., Yin, Z., Xia, Y., Lin, H., Robinson, D. G. and Jiang, L. (2015). Exocyst-Positive Organelles and Autophagosomes Are Distinct Organelles in Plants. Plant Physiol 169(3): 1917-1932.
  16. Zhuang, X., Cui, Y., Gao, C. and Jiang, L. (2015). Endocytic and autophagic pathways crosstalk in plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 28: 39-47.
  17. Cai, Y., Zhuang, X., Gao, C., Wang, X. and Jiang, L. (2014). The Arabidopsis Endosomal Sorting Complex Required for Transport III Regulates Internal Vesicle Formation of the Prevacuolar Compartment and Is Required for Plant Development. Plant Physiol 165(3): 1328-1343. (Co-first author)
  18. Wang, X., Cai, Y., Wang, H., Zeng, Y., Zhuang, X., Li, B. and Jiang, L. (2014). Trans-Golgi network-located AP1 gamma adaptins mediate dileucine motif-directed vacuolar targeting in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(10): 4102-4118.
  19. Zhuang, X. and Jiang, L. (2014). Autophagosome biogenesis in plants: roles of SH3P2. Autophagy 10(4): 704-705.
  20. Li, S., Liu, L., Zhuang, X., Yu, Y., Liu, X., Cui, X., Ji, L., Pan, Z., Cao, X., Mo, B., Zhang, F., Raikhel, N., Jiang, L. and Chen, X. (2013). MicroRNAs inhibit the translation of target mRNAs on the endoplasmic reticulum in Arabidopsis. Cell 153(3): 562-574.
  21. Shen, J., Zeng, Y., Zhuang, X., Sun, L., Yao, X., Pimpl, P. and Jiang, L. (2013). Organelle pH in the Arabidopsis endomembrane system. Mol Plant 6(5): 1419-1437.
  22. Wang, H., Zhuang, X., Cai, Y., Cheung, A. Y. and Jiang, L. (2013). Apical F-actin-regulated exocytic targeting of NtPPME1 is essential for construction and rigidity of the pollen tube cell wall. Plant J 76(3): 367-379.
  23. Zhuang, X., Wang, H., Lam, S. K., Gao, C., Wang, X., Cai, Y. and Jiang, L. (2013). A BAR-domain protein SH3P2, which binds to phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate and ATG8, regulates autophagosome formation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(11): 4596-4615.
  24. Cai, Y., Zhuang, X., Wang, J., Wang, H., Lam, S. K., Gao, C., Wang, X. and Jiang, L. (2012). Vacuolar degradation of two integral plasma membrane proteins, AtLRR84A and OsSCAMP1, is cargo ubiquitination-independent and prevacuolar compartment-mediated in plant cells. Traffic 13(7): 1023-1040. (Co-first author)
  25. Wang, H., Zhuang, X. H., Hillmer, S., Robinson, D. G. and Jiang, L. W. (2011). Vacuolar sorting receptor (VSR) proteins reach the plasma membrane in germinating pollen tubes. Mol Plant 4(5): 845-853.
1 Protocol published
Analysis of Autophagic Activity Using ATG8 Lipidation Assay in Arabidopsis thaliana
Authors:  Mengqian Luo and Xiaohong Zhuang, date: 06/20/2018, view: 5533, Q&A: 0
As a fundamental metabolic pathway to degrade and recycle cellular cargos, autophagy is highly induced upon stress, starvation and senescence conditions in plants. A double-membrane structure named autophagosome will form during this process for ...
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