Qi Xie
  • State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, University of Madrid, Spain, 1994

Current position

Professor, Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Plant Molecular Signaling, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Publication (since 2005)

  1. Shu, K., Zhang, H., Wang, S., Chen, M., Wu, Y., Tang, S., Liu, C., Feng, Y., Cao, X. and Xie, Q. (2013). ABI4 regulates primary seed dormancy by regulating the biogenesis of abscisic acid and gibberellins in arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 9(6): e1003577.
  2. Zhao, Q., Tian, M., Li, Q., Cui, F., Liu, L., Yin, B. and Xie, Q. (2013). A plant-specific in vitro ubiquitination analysis system. Plant J 74(3): 524-533.
  3. Hu, X., Qian, Q., Xu, T., Zhang, Y., Dong, G., Gao, T., Xie, Q. and Xue, Y. (2013). The U-box E3 ubiquitin ligase TUD1 functions with a heterotrimeric Gα subunit to regulate Brassinosteroid-mediated growth in rice. PLoS Genet 9(3): e1003391.
  4. Liu, Z., Wu, Y., Yang, F., Zhang, Y., Chen, S., Xie, Q., Tian, X. and Zhou, J. M. (2013). BIK1 interacts with PEPRs to mediate ethylene-induced immunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(15): 6205-6210.
  5. Yan, J., Li, H., Li, S., Yao, R., Deng, H., Xie, Q. and Xie, D. (2013). The Arabidopsis F-box protein CORONATINE INSENSITIVE1 is stabilized by SCFCOI1 and degraded via the 26S proteasome pathway. Plant Cell 25(2): 486-498.
  6. Wu, H. J., Zhang, Z., Wang, J. Y., Oh, D. H., Dassanayake, M., Liu, B., Huang, Q., Sun, H. X., Xia, R., Wu, Y., Wang, Y. N., Yang, Z., Liu, Y., Zhang, W., Zhang, H., Chu, J., Yan, C., Fang, S., Zhang, J., Wang, Y., Zhang, F., Wang, G., Lee, S. Y., Cheeseman, J. M., Yang, B., Li, B., Min, J., Yang, L., Wang, J., Chu, C., Chen, S. Y., Bohnert, H. J., Zhu, J. K., Wang, X. J. and Xie, Q. (2012). Insights into salt tolerance from the genome of Thellungiella salsuginea. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(30): 12219-12224.
  7. Cui, F., Liu, L., Zhao, Q., Zhang, Z., Li, Q., Lin, B., Wu, Y., Tang, S. and Xie, Q. (2012). Arabidopsis ubiquitin conjugase UBC32 is an ERAD component that functions in brassinosteroid-mediated salt stress tolerance. Plant Cell 24(1): 233-244.
  8. Liu, L., Zhao, Q. and Xie, Q. (2012). In vivo ubiquitination assay by agroinfiltration. Methods Mol Biol 876: 153-162.
  9. Zhao, Q., Liu, L. and Xie, Q. (2012). In vitro protein ubiquitination assay. Methods Mol Biol 876: 163-172.
  10. Zhang, Z., Chen, H., Huang, X., Xia, R., Zhao, Q., Lai, J., Teng, K., Li, Y., Liang, L., Du, Q., Zhou, X., Guo, H. and Xie, Q. (2011). BSCTV C2 attenuates the degradation of SAMDC1 to suppress DNA methylation-mediated gene silencing in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23(1): 273-288.
  11. Liu, L., Cui, F., Li, Q., Yin, B., Zhang, H., Lin, B., Wu, Y., Xia, R., Tang, S. and Xie, Q. (2011). The endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation is necessary for plant salt tolerance. Cell Res 21(6): 957-969.
  12. Ning, Y., Jantasuriyarat, C., Zhao, Q., Zhang, H., Chen, S., Liu, J., Liu, L., Tang, S., Park, C. H., Wang, X., Liu, X., Dai, L., Xie, Q. and Wang, G. L. (2011). The SINA E3 ligase OsDIS1 negatively regulates drought response in rice. Plant Physiol 157(1): 242-255.
  13. Liu, Y. C., Wu, Y. R., Huang, X. H., Sun, J. and Xie, Q. (2011). AtPUB19, a U-box E3 ubiquitin ligase, negatively regulates abscisic acid and drought responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant 4(6): 938-946.
  14. Cui, Y., Li, X., Chen, Q., He, X., Yang, Q., Zhang, A., Yu, X., Chen, H., Liu, N., Xie, Q., Yang, W., Zuo, J., Palme, K. and Li, W. (2010). BLOS1, a putative BLOC-1 subunit, interacts with SNX1 and modulates root growth in Arabidopsis. J Cell Sci 123(Pt 21): 3727-3733.
  15. Luo, X. M., Lin, W. H., Zhu, S., Zhu, J. Y., Sun, Y., Fan, X. Y., Cheng, M., Hao, Y., Oh, E., Tian, M., Liu, L., Zhang, M., Xie, Q., Chong, K. and Wang, Z. Y. (2010). Integration of light- and brassinosteroid-signaling pathways by a GATA transcription factor in Arabidopsis. Dev Cell 19(6): 872-883.
  16. Chen, H., Zhang, Z., Teng, K., Lai, J., Zhang, Y., Huang, Y., Li, Y., Liang, L., Wang, Y., Chu, C., Guo, H. and Xie, Q. (2010). Up-regulation of LSB1/GDU3 affects geminivirus infection by activating the salicylic acid pathway. Plant J 62(1): 12-23.
  17. Liu, L., Zhang, Y., Tang, S., Zhao, Q., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Dong, L., Guo, H. and Xie, Q. (2010). An efficient system to detect protein ubiquitination by agroinfiltration in Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant J 61(5): 893-903.
  18. Wang, W., Wu, Y., Li, Y., Xie, J., Zhang, Z., Deng, Z., Zhang, Y., Yang, C., Lai, J., Zhang, H., Bao, H., Tang, S., Gao, P., Xia, G., Guo, H. and Xie, Q. (2010). A large insert Thellungiella halophila BIBAC library for genomics and identification of stress tolerance genes. Plant Mol Biol 72(1-2): 91-99.
  19. Bu, Q., Li, H., Zhao, Q., Jiang, H., Zhai, Q., Zhang, J., Wu, X., Sun, J., Xie, Q., Wang, D. and Li, C. (2009). The Arabidopsis RING finger E3 ligase RHA2a is a novel positive regulator of abscisic acid signaling during seed germination and early seedling development. Plant Physiol 150(1): 463-481.
  20. Huang, L., Yang, S., Zhang, S., Liu, M., Lai, J., Qi, Y., Shi, S., Wang, J., Wang, Y., Xie, Q. and Yang, C. (2009). The Arabidopsis SUMO E3 ligase AtMMS21, a homologue of NSE2/MMS21, regulates cell proliferation in the root. Plant J 60(4): 666-678.
  21. Lai, J., Chen, H., Teng, K., Zhao, Q., Zhang, Z., Li, Y., Liang, L., Xia, R., Wu, Y., Guo, H. and Xie, Q. (2009). RKP, a RING finger E3 ligase induced by BSCTV C4 protein, affects geminivirus infection by regulation of the plant cell cycle. Plant J 57(5): 905-917.
  22. Yu, J. W., Rubio, V., Lee, N. Y., Bai, S., Lee, S. Y., Kim, S. S., Liu, L., Zhang, Y., Irigoyen, M. L., Sullivan, J. A., Lee, I., Xie, Q., Paek, N. C. and Deng, X. W. (2008). COP1 and ELF3 control circadian function and photoperiodic flowering by regulating GI stability. Mol Cell 32(5): 617-630.
  23. Liu, J., Zhang, Y., Qin, G., Tsuge, T., Sakaguchi, N., Luo, G., Sun, K., Shi, D., Aki, S., Zheng, N., Aoyama, T., Oka, A., Yang, W., Umeda, M., Xie, Q., Gu, H. and Qu, L. J. (2008). Targeted degradation of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor ICK4/KRP6 by RING-type E3 ligases is essential for mitotic cell cycle progression during Arabidopsis gametogenesis. Plant Cell 20(6): 1538-1554.
  24. Du, Q. S., Duan, C. G., Zhang, Z. H., Fang, Y. Y., Fang, R. X., Xie, Q. and Guo, H. S. (2007). DCL4 targets Cucumber mosaic virus satellite RNA at novel secondary structures. J Virol 81(17): 9142-9151.
  25. Zhang, Y., Yang, C., Li, Y., Zheng, N., Chen, H., Zhao, Q., Gao, T., Guo, H. and Xie, Q. (2007). SDIR1 is a RING finger E3 ligase that positively regulates stress-responsive abscisic acid signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 19(6): 1912-1929.
  26. Chu, Z., Chen, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Z., Zheng, N., Yin, B., Yan, H., Zhu, L., Zhao, X., Yuan, M., Zhang, X. and Xie, Q. (2007). Knockout of the AtCESA2 gene affects microtubule orientation and causes abnormal cell expansion in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 143(1): 213-224.
  27. Zou, J., Zhang, S., Zhang, W., Li, G., Chen, Z., Zhai, W., Zhao, X., Pan, X., Xie, Q. and Zhu, L. (2006). The rice HIGH-TILLERING DWARF1 encoding an ortholog of Arabidopsis MAX3 is required for negative regulation of the outgrowth of axillary buds. Plant J 48(5): 687-698.
  28. Desvoyes, B., Ramirez-Parra, E., Xie, Q., Chua, N. H. and Gutierrez, C. (2006). Cell type-specific role of the retinoblastoma/E2F pathway during Arabidopsis leaf development. Plant Physiol 140(1): 67-80.
  29. Dong, C. H., Agarwal, M., Zhang, Y., Xie, Q. and Zhu, J. K. (2006). The negative regulator of plant cold responses, HOS1, is a RING E3 ligase that mediates the ubiquitination and degradation of ICE1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103(21): 8281-8286.
  30. Guo, H. S., Xie, Q., Fei, J. F. and Chua, N. H. (2005). MicroRNA directs mRNA cleavage of the transcription factor NAC1 to downregulate auxin signals for arabidopsis lateral root development. Plant Cell 17(5): 1376-1386.
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