Hongliang Zhu
  • Professor, China Agricultural University
Research fields
  • Molecular biology
Personal information


PhD, China Agricultural University

Lab information

Hongliang Zhu Lab

Research focus

Fruit and vegetable postharvest physiology and molecular biology; the mechanism of fruit development and ripe.


Li R, Zhu H*, Luo Y (2016) Understanding the functions of long non-coding RNAs through their higher-order structures. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17(5):702. (*Corresponding author)
Zhu B, Yang Y, Li R, Fu D, Wen L, Luo Y*, Zhu H* (2015) RNA sequencing and functional analysis implicate the regulatory role of long non-coding RNAs in tomato fruit ripening. Journal of Experiment Botany 66: 4483-4495 (* Co-corresponding author)
Gao C, Ju Z, Cao D, Zhai B, Qin G, Zhu H*, Fu D, Luo Y, Zhu B* (2015) MicroRNA profiling analysis throughout tomato fruit development and ripening reveals potential regulatory role of RIN on microRNAs accumulation. Plant Biotechnol J 13: 370-382 (* Co-corresponding author)
Wang T, Li R, Wen L, Fu D, Zhu B, Luo Y, Zhu H* (2015) Functional Analysis and RNA Sequencing Indicate the Regulatory Role of Argonaute1 in Tomato Compound Leaf Development. PLOS ONE 10: e140756
Yang Y, Wen L, Zhu H* (2015) Unveiling the hidden function of long non-coding RNA by identifying its major partner-protein. Cell & Bioscience 5:59. (*Corresponding author)
Zhu H, Zhou Y, Castillo-Gonzalez C, Lu A, Ge C, Zhao YT, Duan L, Li Z, Axtell MJ, Wang XJ, Zhang X (2013) Bidirectional processing of pri-miRNAs with branched terminal loops by Arabidopsis Dicer-like1. Nat Struct Mol Biol 20: 1106-1115
Zhu H†, Hu F†, Wang R†, Zhou X, Sze SH, Liou LW, Barefoot A, Dickman M, Zhang X. Arabidopsis Argonaute10 Specifically Sequesters miR166/165 to Regulate Shoot Apical Meristem Development. 2011. Cell, 145, 242–256. († Equal contribution)
Zhu H, Zhu B, Li Y, Shao Y, Wang X, Xie Y, Chen A, Luo J, Jia X, Luo Y (2008) Expression and DNA binding activity of the tomato transcription factor RIN (ripening inhibitor). Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 72: 250-252
Zhu H, Zhu B, Zhang Y, Shao Y, Wang X, Xie Y, Chen A, Li Y, Tian H, Luo Y (2007) Expression of a truncated ripening inhibitor (RIN) protein from tomato and production of an anti-RIN antibody. Biotechnology letters 29: 1425-1430
Zhu H, Zhu B, Fu D, Xie Y, Hao Y, Luo Y (2005) Role of ethylene in the biosynthetic pathways of aroma volatiles in ripening fruit. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 52: 691-695
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