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YU Diqiu
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Molecular Biology 



1.         Zhang LP, Chen LG, Yu DQ: Transcription Factor WRKY75 Interacts with DELLA Proteins to Affect Flowering. Plant Physiology 2018, 176(1):790-803.

2.         Yao XN, Cai YR, Yu DQ, Liang G: bHLH104 confers tolerance to cadmium stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 2018, 60(8):691-702.

3.         Pan JJ, Wang HP, Hu YR, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis VQ18 and VQ26 proteins interact with ABI5 transcription factor to negatively modulate ABA response during seed germination. Plant Journal 2018, 95(3):529-544.

4.         Lei RH, Ma ZB, Yu DQ: WRKY2/34-VQ20 Modules in Arabidopsis thaliana Negatively Regulate Expression of a Trio of Related MYB Transcription Factors During Pollen Development. Frontiers in Plant Science 2018, 9.

5.         Han X, Hu YR, Zhang GS, Jiang YJ, Chen XL, Yu DQ: Jasmonate Negatively Regulates Stomatal Development in Arabidopsis Cotyledons. Plant Physiology 2018, 176(4):2871-2885.

6.         Zhang HM, Li Y, Yao XN, Liang G, Yu DQ: POSITIVE REGULATOR OF IRON HOMEOSTASIS1, OsPRI1, Facilitates Iron Homeostasis. Plant Physiology 2017, 175(1):543-554.

7.         Wang HP, Li Y, Pan JJ, Lou DJ, Hu YR, Yu DQ: The bHLH Transcription Factors MYC2, MYC3, and MYC4 Are Required for Jasmonate-Mediated Inhibition of Flowering in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant 2017, 10(11):1461-1464.

8.         Wang C, Yao XN, Yu DQ, Liang G: Fe-deficiency-induced expression of bHLH104 enhances Fe-deficiency tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta 2017, 246(3):421-431.

9.         Lou DJ, Wang HP, Liang G, Yu DQ: OsSAPK2 Confers Abscisic Acid Sensitivity and Tolerance to Drought Stress in Rice. Frontiers in Plant Science 2017, 8.

10.       Liang G, Zhang HM, Li XL, Ai Q, Yu DQ: bHLH transcription factor bHLH115 regulates iron homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 2017, 68(7):1743-1755.

11.       Li Y, Wang HP, Li XL, Liang G, Yu DQ: Two DELLA-interacting proteins bHLH48 and bHLH60 regulate flowering under long-day conditions in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 2017, 68(11):2757-2767.

12.       Lei RH, Li XL, Ma ZB, Lv Y, Hu YR, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis WRKY2 and WRKY34 transcription factors interact with VQ20 protein to modulate pollen development and function. Plant Journal 2017, 91(6):962-976.

13.       Hu YR, Jiang YJ, Han X, Wang HP, Pan JJ, Yu DQ: Jasmonate regulates leaf senescence and tolerance to cold stress: crosstalk with other phytohormones. Journal of Experimental Botany 2017, 68(6):1361-1369.

14.       Chen LG, Xiang SY, Chen YL, Li DB, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis WRKY45 Interacts with the DELLA Protein RGL1 to Positively Regulate Age-Triggered Leaf Senescence. Molecular Plant 2017, 10(9):1174-1189.

15.       Wang HP, Pan JJ, Li Y, Lou DJ, Hu YR, Yu DQ: The DELLA-CONSTANS Transcription Factor Cascade Integrates Gibberellic Acid and Photoperiod Signaling to Regulate Flowering. Plant Physiology 2016, 172(1):479-488.

16.       Liang G, Zhang HM, Lou DJ, Yu DQ: Selection of highly efficient sgRNAs for CRISPR/Cas9-based plant genome editing. Scientific Reports 2016, 6.

17.       Li XL, Zhang HM, Ai Q, Liang G, Yu DQ: Two bHLH Transcription Factors, bHLH34 and bHLH104, Regulate Iron Homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 2016, 170(4):2478-2493.

18.       Li W, Wang HP, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis WRKY Transcription Factors WRKY12 and WRKY13 Oppositely Regulate Flowering under Short-Day Conditions. Molecular Plant 2016, 9(11):1492-1503.

19.       Jiang YJ, Yu DQ: The WRKY57 Transcription Factor Affects the Expression of Jasmonate ZIM-Domain Genes Transcriptionally to Compromise Botrytis cinerea Resistance. Plant Physiology 2016, 171(4):2771-2782.

20.       Jiang YJ, Qiu YP, Hu YR, Yu DQ: Heterologous Expression of AtWRKY57 Confers Drought Tolerance in Oryza sativa. Frontiers in Plant Science 2016, 7.

21.       Wang HP, Hu YR, Pan JJ, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis VQ motif-containing proteins VQ12 and VQ29 negatively modulate basal defense against Botrytis cinerea. Scientific Reports 2015, 5.

22.       Sun YD, Yu DQ: Activated expression of AtWRKY53 negatively regulates drought tolerance by mediating stomatal movement. Plant Cell Reports 2015, 34(8):1295-1306.

23.       Liang G, Ai Q, Yu DQ: Uncovering miRNAs involved in crosstalk between nutrient deficiencies in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports 2015, 5.

24.       Li W, Tian ZX, Yu DQ: WRKY13 acts in stem development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Science 2015, 236:205-213.

25.       Jiang YJ, Yu DQ: WRKY transcription factors: links between phytohormones and plant processes. Science China-Life Sciences 2015, 58(5):501-502.

26.       Liu LY, Zhang J, Adrian J, Gissot L, Coupland G, Yu DQ, Turck F: Elevated Levels of MYB30 in the Phloem Accelerate Flowering in Arabidopsis through the Regulation of FLOWERING LOCUS T. Plos One 2014, 9(2).

27.       Liang G, He H, Li Y, Wang F, Yu DQ: Molecular Mechanism of microRNA396 Mediating Pistil Development in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 2014, 164(1):249-258.

28.       Liang G, He H, Li Y, Ai Q, Yu DQ: MYB82 functions in regulation of trichome development in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany 2014, 65(12):3215-3223.

29.       Jiang YJ, Liang G, Yang SZ, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis WRKY57 Functions as a Node of Convergence for Jasmonic Acid- and Auxin-Mediated Signaling in Jasmonic Acid-Induced Leaf Senescence. Plant Cell 2014, 26(1):230-245.

30.       Hu YR, Yu DQ: BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE2 Interacts with ABSCISIC ACID INSENSITIVE5 to Mediate the Antagonism of Brassinosteroids to Abscisic Acid during Seed Germination in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2014, 26(11):4394-4408.

31.       He H, Liang G, Li Y, Wang F, Yu DQ: Two Young MicroRNAs Originating from Target Duplication Mediate Nitrogen Starvation Adaptation via Regulation of Glucosinolate Synthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 2014, 164(2):853-865.

32.       Ding ZJ, Yan JY, Xu XY, Yu DQ, Li GX, Zhang SQ, Zheng SJ: Transcription factor WRKY46 regulates osmotic stress responses and stomatal movement independently in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 2014, 79(1):13-27.

33.       Liang G, Li Y, He H, Wang F, Yu DQ: Identification of miRNAs and miRNA-mediated regulatory pathways in Carica papaya. Planta 2013, 238(4):739-752.

34.       Jiang GF, Jiang BL, Yang M, Liu S, Liu J, Liang XX, Bai XF, Tang DJ, Lu GT, He YQ et al: Establishment of an inducing medium for type III effector secretion in Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 2013, 44(3):945-952.

35.       Hu YR, Jiang LQ, Wang F, Yu DQ: Jasmonate Regulates the INDUCER OF CBF EXPRESSION-C-REPEAT BINDING FACTOR/DRE BINDING FACTOR1 Cascade and Freezing Tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2013, 25(8):2907-2924.

36.       Hu YR, Chen LG, Wang HP, Zhang LP, Wang F, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY8 functions antagonistically with its interacting partner VQ9 to modulate salinity stress tolerance. Plant Journal 2013, 74(5):730-745.

37.       Chen LG, Zhang LP, Li DB, Wang F, Yu DQ: WRKY8 transcription factor functions in the TMV-cg defense response by mediating both abscisic acid and ethylene signaling in Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013, 110(21):E1963-E1971.

38.       Shen QXJ, Yu DQ, Jeon JS, Piffanelli P, Abbruscato P, Guo ZJ, Zhang YJ, Itoh T, Lee SS, Buell CR et al: Nomenclature report on rice WRKY's - Conflict regarding gene names and its solution. Rice 2012, 5.

39.       Liang G, He H, Yu DQ: Identification of Nitrogen Starvation-Responsive MicroRNAs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plos One 2012, 7(11).

40.       Liang G, He H, Li Y, Yu DQ: A new strategy for construction of artificial miRNA vectors in Arabidopsis. Planta 2012, 235(6):1421-1429.

41.       Jiang YJ, Liang G, Yu DQ: Activated Expression of WRKY57 Confers Drought Tolerance in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant 2012, 5(6):1375-1388.

42.       Jiang GF, Jiang BL, Chen LG, Liu S, Wei HY, Cen WJ, Hang XH, Wen ZZ, Tang DJ, Lu GT et al: The T3S effector XopXccN of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris is involved in plant defense through interference with photosystems, reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, and callose deposition. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2012, 6(15):3673-3683.

43.       Hu YR, Dong QY, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis WRKY46 coordinates with WRKY70 and WRKY53 in basal resistance against pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Science 2012, 185:288-297.

44.       Chen LG, Song Y, Li SJ, Zhang LP, Zou CS, Yu DQ: The role of WRKY transcription factors in plant abiotic stresses. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Gene Regulatory Mechanisms 2012, 1819(2):120-128.

45.       Zhou X, Jiang YJ, Yu DQ: WRKY22 transcription factor mediates dark-induced leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. Molecules and Cells 2011, 31(4):303-313.

46.       Li SJ, Fu QT, Chen LG, Huang WD, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY25, WRKY26, and WRKY33 coordinate induction of plant thermotolerance. Planta 2011, 233(6):1237-1252.

47.       Zou CS, Yu DQ: Analysis of the Cold-Responsive Transcriptome in the Mature Pollen of Arabidopsis. Journal of Plant Biology 2010, 53(6):400-416.

48.       Zou CS, Li ZF, Yu DQ: Bacillus megaterium Strain XTBG34 Promotes Plant Growth by Producing 2-Pentylfuran. Journal of Microbiology 2010, 48(4):460-466.

49.       Zou CS, Jiang WB, Yu DQ: Male gametophyte-specific WRKY34 transcription factor mediates cold sensitivity of mature pollen in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany 2010, 61(14):3901-3914.

50.       Song Y, Chen LG, Zhang LP, Yu DQ: Overexpression of OsWRKY72 gene interferes in the abscisic acid signal and auxin transport pathway of Arabidopsis. Journal of Biosciences 2010, 35(3):459-471.

51.       Ren XJ, Huang WD, Li WZ, Yu DQ: Tobacco transcription factor WRKY4 is a modulator of leaf development and disease resistance. Biologia Plantarum 2010, 54(4):684-690.

52.       Liang G, Yu D: Reciprocal regulation among miR395, APS and SULTR2;1 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signaling & Behavior 2010, 5(10):1257-1259.

53.       Liang G, Yang FX, Yu DQ: MicroRNA395 mediates regulation of sulfate accumulation and allocation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal 2010, 62(6):1046-1057.

54.       Li SJ, Zhou X, Chen LG, Huang WD, Yu DQ: Functional characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY39 in heat stress. Molecules and Cells 2010, 29(5):475-483.

55.       Fu QT, Li SJ, Yu DQ: Identification of an Arabidopsis Nodulin-related protein in heat stress. Molecules and Cells 2010, 29(1):77-84.

56.       Chen XA, Zeng QC, Lu XP, Yu DQ, Li WZ: Characterization and Expression Analysis of Four Glycine-Rich RNA-Binding Proteins Involved in Osmotic Response in Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum cv. Xanthi). Agricultural Sciences in China 2010, 9(11):1577-1587.

57.       Chen LG, Zhang LP, Yu DQ: Wounding-Induced WRKY8 Is Involved in Basal Defense in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 2010, 23(5):558-565.

58.       Yang FX, Liang G, Liu DM, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis MiR396 Mediates the Development of Leaves and Flowers in Transgenic Tobacco. Journal of Plant Biology 2009, 52(5):475-481.

59.       Song Y, Jing SJ, Yu DQ: Overexpression of the stress-induced OsWRKY08 improves osmotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Chinese Science Bulletin 2009, 54(24):4671-4678.

60.       Qiu YP, Yu DQ: Over-expression of the stress-induced OsWRKY45 enhances disease resistance and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis. Environmental and Experimental Botany 2009, 65(1):35-47.

61.       Liu DM, Yu DQ: MicroRNA (miR396) negatively regulates expression of ceramidase-like genes in Arabidopsis. Progress in Natural Science 2009, 19(6):781-785.

62.       Liu DM, Song Y, Chen ZX, Yu DQ: Ectopic expression of miR396 suppresses GRF target gene expression and alters leaf growth in Arabidopsis. Physiologia Plantarum 2009, 136(2):223-236.

63.       Li SJ, Fu QT, Huang WD, Yu DQ: Functional analysis of an Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY25 in heat stress. Plant Cell Reports 2009, 28(4):683-693.

64.       Jing SJ, Zhou X, Song Y, Yu DQ: Heterologous expression of OsWRKY23 gene enhances pathogen defense and dark-induced leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. Plant Growth Regulation 2009, 58(2):181-190.

65.       Jiang WB, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis WRKY2 transcription factor mediates seed germination and postgermination arrest of development by abscisic acid. Bmc Plant Biology 2009, 9.

66.       Qiu YP, Jing SJ, Fu J, Li L, Yu DQ: Cloning and analysis of expression profile of 13 WRKY genes in rice. Chinese Science Bulletin 2004, 49(20):2159-2168.

67.       Yu DQ, Fan BF, MacFarlane SA, Chen ZX: Analysis of the involvement of an inducible Arabidopsis RNA-dependent RNA polymerase in antiviral defense. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 2003, 16(3):206-216.

68.       Yu DQ, Chen CH, Chen ZX: Evidence for an important role of WRKY DNA binding proteins in the regulation of NPR1 gene express ion. Plant Cell 2001, 13(7):1527-1539.

69.       Yu DQ, Xie ZX, Chen CH, Fan BF, Chen ZX: Expression of tobacco class II catalase gene activates the endogenous homologous gene and is associated with disease resistance in transgenic potato plants. Plant Molecular Biology 1999, 39(3):477-488.

70.       Yu DQ, Cen CA, Yang ML, Li BJ: Studies on the salicylic acid inducted lipid peroxidation and defense gene expression in tobacco cell culture. Acta Botanica Sinica 1999, 41(9):977-983.

71.       Yu DQ, Cen CA, Yang ML, Li BJ: Tissue variance of salicylic acid-sensitive catalase and enhancement of disease resistance with exogenous salicylic acid in maize. Acta Botanica Sinica 1999, 41(12):1293-1298.

72.       Yu DQ, Cen C, Li BJ, Fu JR: Systemic acquired disease resistance and signal transduction in plant. Acta Botanica Sinica 1999, 41(2):115-124.

73.       Yu DQ, Liu YD, Fan BF, Klessig DF, Chen ZX: Is the high basal level of salicylic acid important for disease resistance in potato? Plant Physiology 1997, 115(2):343-349.


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