Ming Luo
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, 2009

Current position

Associate Professor, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Peer-reviewed Journals

  1. Luo, M., Tai, R., Yu, C. W., Yang, S., Chen, C. Y., Lin, W. D., Schmidt, W. and Wu, K. (2015). Regulation of flowering time by the histone deacetylase HDA5 in Arabidopsis. Plant J 82(6): 925-936.
  2. 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.
  3. Zeng, Y., Chung, K. P., Li, B., Lai, C. M., Lam, S. K., Wang, X., Cui, Y., Gao, C., Luo, M., Wong, K. B., Schekman, R. and Jiang, L. (2015). Unique COPII component AtSar1a/AtSec23a pair is required for the distinct function of protein ER export in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(46): 14360-14365.
  4. Yang, S., Li, C., Zhao, L., Gao, S., Lu, J., Zhao, M., Chen, C. Y., Liu, X., Luo, M., Cui, Y., Yang, C. and Wu, K. (2015). The Arabidopsis SWI2/SNF2 Chromatin Remodeling ATPase BRAHMA Targets Directly to PINs and Is Required for Root Stem Cell Niche Maintenance. Plant Cell 27(6): 1670-1680.
  5. Luo M, Hung FY, Yang SG, Liu XC, Wu KQ (2014) Histone Lysine Demethylases and Their Functions in Plants. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 32: 558-565
  6. Gao, C., Luo, M., Zhao, Q., Yang, R., Cui, Y., Zeng, Y., Xia, J. and Jiang, L. (2014). A unique plant ESCRT component, FREE1, regulates multivesicular body protein sorting and plant growth. Curr Biol 24(21): 2556-2563.
  7. Liu, X., Yang, S., Zhao, M., Luo, M., Yu, C. W., Chen, C. Y., Tai, R. and Wu, K. (2014). Transcriptional repression by histone deacetylases in plants. Mol Plant 7(5): 764-772.
  8. Huang, W., Sun, W., Lv, H., Luo, M., Zeng, S., Pattanaik, S., Yuan, L. and Wang, Y. (2013). A R2R3-MYB transcription factor from Epimedium sagittatum regulates the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway. PLoS One 8(8): e70778.
  9. Liu, X., Chen, C. Y., Wang, K. C., Luo, M., Tai, R., Yuan, L., Zhao, M., Yang, S., Tian, G., Cui, Y., Hsieh, H. L. and Wu, K. (2013). PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR3 associates with the histone deacetylase HDA15 in repression of chlorophyll biosynthesis and photosynthesis in etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings. Plant Cell 25(4): 1258-1273.
  10. Yuan, L., Liu, X., Luo, M., Yang, S. and Wu, K. (2013). Involvement of histone modifications in plant abiotic stress responses. J Integr Plant Biol 55(10): 892-901.
  11. Zhou, Y., Tan, B., Luo, M., Li, Y., Liu, C., Chen, C., Yu, C. W., Yang, S., Dong, S., Ruan, J., Yuan, L., Zhang, Z., Zhao, L., Li, C., Chen, H., Cui, Y., Wu, K. and Huang, S. (2013). HISTONE DEACETYLASE19 interacts with HSL1 and participates in the repression of seed maturation genes in Arabidopsis seedlings. Plant Cell 25(1): 134-148.
  12. Alinsug, M. V., Chen, F. F., Luo, M., Tai, R., Jiang, L. and Wu, K. (2012). Subcellular localization of class II HDAs in Arabidopsis thaliana: nucleocytoplasmic shuttling of HDA15 is driven by light. PLoS One 7(2): e30846.
  13. Luo, M., Yu, C. W., Chen, F. F., Zhao, L., Tian, G., Liu, X., Cui, Y., Yang, J. Y. and Wu, K. (2012). Histone deacetylase HDA6 is functionally associated with AS1 in repression of KNOX genes in arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 8(12): e1003114.
  14. Luo, M., Ding, L. W., Ge, Z. J., Wang, Z. Y., Hu, B. L., Yang, X. B., Sun, Q. Y. and Xu, Z. F. (2012). The characterization of SaPIN2b, a plant trichome-localized proteinase inhibitor from Solanum americanum. Int J Mol Sci 13(11): 15162-15176.
  15. Luo, M., Liu, X., Singh, P., Cui, Y., Zimmerli, L. and Wu, K. (2012). Chromatin modifications and remodeling in plant abiotic stress responses. Biochim Biophys Acta 1819(2): 129-136.
  16. Luo, M., Wang, Y. Y., Liu, X., Yang, S., Lu, Q., Cui, Y. and Wu, K. (2012). HD2C interacts with HDA6 and is involved in ABA and salt stress response in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot 63(8): 3297-3306.
  17. Luo, M., Wang, Y. Y., Liu, X., Yang, S. and Wu, K. (2012). HD2 proteins interact with RPD3-type histone deacetylases. Plant Signal Behav 7(6): 608-610.
  18. Liu, X., Luo, M. and Wu, K. (2012). Epigenetic interplay of histone modifications and DNA methylation mediated by HDA6. Plant Signal Behav 7(6): 633-635.
  19. Liu, X., Luo, M., Zhang, W., Zhao, J., Zhang, J., Wu, K., Tian, L. and Duan, J. (2012). Histone acetyltransferases in rice (Oryza sativa L.): phylogenetic analysis, subcellular localization and expression. BMC Plant Biol 12: 145.
  20. Liu, X., Yu, C. W., Duan, J., Luo, M., Wang, K., Tian, G., Cui, Y. and Wu, K. (2012). HDA6 directly interacts with DNA methyltransferase MET1 and maintains transposable element silencing in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 158(1): 119-129.
  21. Kuang, J. F., Chen, J. Y., Luo, M., Wu, K. Q., Sun, W., Jiang, Y. M. and Lu, W. J. (2012). Histone deacetylase HD2 interacts with ERF1 and is involved in longan fruit senescence. J Exp Bot 63(1): 441-454.
  22. Sun, Q. Y., Ding, L. W., Lomonossoff, G. P., Sun, Y. B., Luo, M., Li, C. Q., Jiang, L. and Xu, Z. F. (2011). Improved expression and purification of recombinant human serum albumin from transgenic tobacco suspension culture. J Biotechnol 155(2): 164-172.
  23. Yu, C. W., Liu, X., Luo, M., Chen, C., Lin, X., Tian, G., Lu, Q., Cui, Y. and Wu, K. (2011). HISTONE DEACETYLASE6 interacts with FLOWERING LOCUS D and regulates flowering in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 156(1): 173-184.
  24. Chen, L. T., Luo, M., Wang, Y. Y. and Wu, K. (2010). Involvement of Arabidopsis histone deacetylase HDA6 in ABA and salt stress response. J Exp Bot 61(12): 3345-3353.
  25. Sun, Q. Y., Ding, L. W., He, L. L., Sun, Y. B., Shao, J. L., Luo, M. and Xu, Z. F. (2009). Culture of Escherichia coli in SOC medium improves the cloning efficiency of toxic protein genes. Anal Biochem 394(1): 144-146.
  26. Luo, M., Wang, Z., Li, H., Xia, K. F., Cai, Y. and Xu, Z. F. (2009). Overexpression of a weed (Solanum americanum) proteinase inhibitor in transgenic tobacco results in increased glandular trichome density and enhanced resistance to Helicoverpa armigera and Spodoptera litura. Int J Mol Sci 10(4): 1896-1910.

Book chapters

  1. Liu, X., Luo, M., Yang, S. and Wu, K.* (2015). Role of Epigenetic Modifications in Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses. In: ontes, O. and Jin, H. (eds). Nuclear Functions in Plant Transcription and Signaling. Springer Science+Business Media, 81-92.
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