Ya-Wen He
  • State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Research focus
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Ph.D in Microbiology, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2006

Current position

Professor, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Publications (since 2000)

  1. Zhou, L., Zhang, L. H., Camara, M. and He, Y. W. (2016). The DSF Family of Quorum Sensing Signals: Diversity, Biosynthesis, and Turnover. Trends Microbiol.
  2. Sun, S., Zhou, L., Jin, K., Jiang, H. and He, Y. W. (2016). Quorum sensing systems differentially regulate the production of phenazine-1-carboxylic acid in the rhizobacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA1201. Sci Rep 6: 30352.
  3. Wang, X. Y., Zhou, L., Yang, J., Ji, G. H. and He, Y. W. (2016). The RpfB-Dependent Quorum Sensing Signal Turnover System Is Required for Adaptation and Virulence in Rice Bacterial Blight Pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 29(3): 220-230.
  4. Zhou, L., Jiang, H. X., Sun, S., Yang, D. D., Jin, K. M., Zhang, W. and He, Y. W. (2016). Biotechnological potential of a rhizosphere Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain producing phenazine-1-carboxylic acid and phenazine-1-carboxamide. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 32(3): 50.
  5. Zhou, L., Wang, X. Y., Sun, S., Yang, L. C., Jiang, B. L. and He, Y. W. (2015). Identification and characterization of naturally occurring DSF-family quorum sensing signal turnover system in the phytopathogen Xanthomonas. Environ Microbiol 17(11): 4646-4658.
  6. Jin, K., Zhou, L., Jiang, H., Sun, S., Fang, Y., Liu, J., Zhang, X. and He, Y. W. (2015). Engineering the central biosynthetic and secondary metabolic pathways of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PA1201 to improve phenazine-1-carboxylic acid production. Metab Eng 32: 30-38.
  7. Wang, J. Y., Zhou, L., Chen, B., Sun, S., Zhang, W., Li, M., Tang, H., Jiang, B. L., Tang, J. L. and He, Y. W. (2015). A functional 4-hydroxybenzoate degradation pathway in the phytopathogen Xanthomonas campestris is required for full pathogenicity. Sci Rep 5: 18456.
  8. Zhou, L., Yu, Y., Chen, X., Diab, A. A., Ruan, L., He, J., Wang, H. and He, Y. W. (2015). The Multiple DSF-family QS Signals are Synthesized from Carbohydrate and Branched-chain Amino Acids via the FAS Elongation Cycle. Sci Rep 5: 13294.
  9. Xu, S., Pan, X., Luo, J., Wu, J., Zhou, Z., Liang, X., He, Y. and Zhou, M. (2015). Effects of phenazine-1-carboxylic acid on the biology of the plant-pathogenic bacterium Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Pestic Biochem Physiol 117: 39-46.
  10. Xu, J., Zhou, L., Venturi, V., He, Y. W., Kojima, M., Sakakibari, H., Hofte, M. and De Vleesschauwer, D. (2015). Phytohormone-mediated interkingdom signaling shapes the outcome of rice-Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae interactions. BMC Plant Biol 15: 10.
  11. Zhou, L., Wang, J. Y., Wu, J., Wang, J., Poplawsky, A., Lin, S., Zhu, B., Chang, C., Zhou, T., Zhang, L. H. and He, Y. W. (2013). The diffusible factor synthase XanB2 is a bifunctional chorismatase that links the shikimate pathway to ubiquinone and xanthomonadins biosynthetic pathways. Mol Microbiol 87(1): 80-93.
  12. Zhou, L., Huang, T. W., Wang, J. Y., Sun, S., Chen, G., Poplawsky, A. and He, Y. W. (2013). The rice bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae produces 3-hydroxybenzoic acid and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid via XanB2 for use in xanthomonadin, ubiquinone, and exopolysaccharide biosynthesis. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(10): 1239-1248.
  13. Qian, G., Wang, Y., Liu, Y., Xu, F., He, Y. W., Du, L., Venturi, V., Fan, J., Hu, B. and Liu, F. (2013). Lysobacter enzymogenes uses two distinct cell-cell signaling systems for differential regulation of secondary-metabolite biosynthesis and colony morphology. Appl Environ Microbiol 79(21): 6604-6616.
  14. Wu, D. Q., Ye, J., Ou, H. Y., Wei, X., Huang, X., He, Y. W. and Xu, Y. (2011). Genomic analysis and temperature-dependent transcriptome profiles of the rhizosphere originating strain Pseudomonas aeruginosa M18. BMC Genomics 12: 438.
  15. Zhou, L., Vorholter, F. J., He, Y. Q., Jiang, B. L., Tang, J. L., Xu, Y., Puhler, A. and He, Y. W. (2011). Gene discovery by genome-wide CDS re-prediction and microarray-based transcriptional analysis in phytopathogen Xanthomonas campestris. BMC Genomics 12: 359.
  16. He, Y. W., Wu, J., Zhou, L., Yang, F., He, Y. Q., Jiang, B. L., Bai, L., Xu, Y., Deng, Z., Tang, J. L. and Zhang, L. H. (2011). Xanthomonas campestris diffusible factor is 3-hydroxybenzoic acid and is associated with xanthomonadin biosynthesis, cell viability, antioxidant activity, and systemic invasion. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 24(8): 948-957.
  17. He, Y. W., Wu, J., Cha, J. S. and Zhang, L. H. (2010). Rice bacterial blight pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae produces multiple DSF-family signals in regulation of virulence factor production. BMC Microbiol 10: 187.
  18. Cheng, Z., He, Y. W., Lim, S. C., Qamra, R., Walsh, M. A., Zhang, L. H. and Song, H. (2010). Structural basis of the sensor-synthase interaction in autoinduction of the quorum sensing signal DSF biosynthesis. Structure 18(9): 1199-1209.
  19. Tao, F., He, Y. W., Wu, D. H., Swarup, S. and Zhang, L. H. (2010). The cyclic nucleotide monophosphate domain of Xanthomonas campestris global regulator Clp defines a new class of cyclic di-GMP effectors. J Bacteriol 192(4): 1020-1029.
  20. He, Y. W., Boon, C., Zhou, L. and Zhang, L. H. (2009). Co-regulation of Xanthomonas campestris virulence by quorum sensing and a novel two-component regulatory system RavS/RavR. Mol Microbiol 71(6): 1464-1476.
  21. He, Y. W. and Zhang, L. H. (2008). Quorum sensing and virulence regulation in Xanthomonas campestris. FEMS Microbiol Rev 32(5): 842-857.
  22. Boon, C., Deng, Y., Wang, L. H., He, Y., Xu, J. L., Fan, Y., Pan, S. Q. and Zhang, L. H. (2008). A novel DSF-like signal from Burkholderia cenocepacia interferes with Candida albicans morphological transition. ISME J 2(1): 27-36.
  23. He, Y. W., Ng, A. Y., Xu, M., Lin, K., Wang, L. H., Dong, Y. H. and Zhang, L. H. (2007). Xanthomonas campestris cell-cell communication involves a putative nucleotide receptor protein Clp and a hierarchical signalling network. Mol Microbiol 64(2): 281-292.
  24. He, Y. W., Wang, C., Zhou, L., Song, H., Dow, J. M. and Zhang, L. H. (2006). Dual signaling functions of the hybrid sensor kinase RpfC of Xanthomonas campestris involve either phosphorelay or receiver domain-protein interaction. J Biol Chem 281(44): 33414-33421.
  25. Ryan, R. P., Fouhy, Y., Lucey, J. F., Crossman, L. C., Spiro, S., He, Y. W., Zhang, L. H., Heeb, S., Camara, M., Williams, P. and Dow, J. M. (2006). Cell-cell signaling in Xanthomonas campestris involves an HD-GYP domain protein that functions in cyclic di-GMP turnover. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103(17): 6712-6717.
  26. He, Y. W., Xu, M., Lin, K., Ng, Y. J., Wen, C. M., Wang, L. H., Liu, Z. D., Zhang, H. B., Dong, Y. H., Dow, J. M. and Zhang, L. H. (2006). Genome scale analysis of diffusible signal factor regulon in Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris: identification of novel cell-cell communication-dependent genes and functions. Mol Microbiol 59(2): 610-622.
  27. Wang, L. H., He, Y., Gao, Y., Wu, J. E., Dong, Y. H., He, C., Wang, S. X., Weng, L. X., Xu, J. L., Tay, L., Fang, R. X. and Zhang, L. H. (2004). A bacterial cell-cell communication signal with cross-kingdom structural analogues. Mol Microbiol 51(3): 903-912.
  28. Lo, J., Lee, S., Xu, M., Liu, F., Ruan, H., Eun, A., He, Y., Ma, W., Wang, W., Wen, Z. and Peng, J. (2003). 15000 unique zebrafish EST clusters and their future use in microarray for profiling gene expression patterns during embryogenesis. Genome Res 13(3): 455-466.
  29. Lee, S., Cheng, H., King, K. E., Wang, W., He, Y., Hussain, A., Lo, J., Harberd, N. P. and Peng, J. (2002). Gibberellin regulates Arabidopsis seed germination via RGL2, a GAI/RGA-like gene whose expression is up-regulated following imbibition. Genes Dev 16(5): 646-658.
  30. He, Y. W. and Loh, C. S. (2002). Induction of early bolting in Arabidopsis thaliana by triacontanol, cerium and lanthanum is correlated with increased endogenous concentration of isopentenyl adenosine (iPAdos). J Exp Bot 53(368): 505-512.
  31. He, Y. and Loh, C. (2000). Cerium and lanthanum promote floral initiation and reproductive growth of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Sci 159(1): 117-124.
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