FACULTY

Chinese
Li, Yingzhang
Ph.D., Professor
Tel: 86-10-62732678 (O), 86-1062731304 (L)
E-mail:liyingzhang@cau.edu.cn
Areas of Expertise: Plant Cell Signal Transduction
1982-Present, China Agricultural University
1996-2000, Ph.D., College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University
1996-1997, Visiting Scholar, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
1990-1992, M.S., College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University
1978-1982, B.S., Biology Department, Peking University
Research of Special Interest

1. Mechanisms of Signal Transduction in Plant Defense Responses
Our Lab focuses on signal transduction pathway in plant defence response to Verticillium dahliae. Using Arabidopsis–Vd-toxins interaction as a model system, we are carrying out research on the molecular mechanisms of the regulation of NO and H2O2 to trigger the expression of defense genes, and the function of dynamic microtubule cytoskeleton in the defense responses. Moreover, we are also interesting about the mechanisms of histone H2B monoubiquitination is involved in regulating the dynamic microtubule cytoskeleton during the defence responses to Vd-toxins.


2. Mechanisms of the Virulence of Verticillium dahliae.
Verticillium dahliae is the soil-borne fungus that causes Verticillium wilt disease. Using Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation (ATMT), we try to find the virulence factor and to identify pathogen effectors. We aim to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of the virulence of Verticillium dahliae.

Publications      *Correspondence Author

Lin-Lin Yao, Bao-Lei Pei, Qun Zhou, Ying-Zhang Li* (2012) NO serves as a signaling intermediate downstream of H2O2 to modulate dynamic microtubule cytoskeleton during responses to VD-toxins in Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling & Behavior 7(2):1-4
Lin-Lin Yao, Qun Zhou, Bao-Lei Pei, Ying-Zhang Li* (2011) Hydrogen peroxide modulates the dynamic microtubule cytoskeleton during the defense responses to Verticillium dahliae toxins in Arabidopsis. Plant, Cell & Environment, 34:1586-1598 Cover article.
Lin-Lin Yao and Ying-Zhang Li* (2009) NO and H2O2 are involved in the regulation of cortical microtubule depolymerization during the responses to Verticillium dahliae toxins in Arabidopsis. 9th International Plant Molecular Biology Congress. p451. Oct 25-30,St, Louis, USA
Fu-Mei Shi, Lin-Lin Yao, Bao-Lei Pei, Qun Zhou and Ying-Zhang Li* (2009) Cortical microtubule as a sensor and target of nitric oxide signal during the defense responses to Verticillium dahliae toxins in Arabidopsis. Plant, Cell and Environment 32:428-438
Fu-Mei Shi and Ying-Zhang Li* (2008) Verticillium dahliae toxins-induced nitric oxide production in Arabidopsis is major dependent on nitrate reductase. BMB reports 41(1): 79-85
Yan-Yan Hou, Fu-Mei Shi and Ying-Zhang Li* (2008) Verticillium dahliae toxins induced changes of a putative histone H2B and a pumilio /Puf RNA-binding protein gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Plant Pathol 90 (1):117-120
Zhi-Qi Jia, Fu-Mei Shi, Hai-Yong Yuan, Yan-Yan Hou and Ying-Zhang Li* (2007) Comparison of methods of purification and identification of Verticillium dahliae toxins. J Life Sciences 1:67-72
Jia Zhi-Qi, Yuan Hai-Yong & Li Ying-Zhang* (2007) NO and H2O2 induced by Verticillium dahliae toxins and its influence on the expression of GST gene in cotton suspension cells. Chi Sci Bull 52:1347-1354
Du Juan, Xie Hong-Li, Zhang Deqiang, He Xin-Qiang, Wang Min-Jie, Li Ying-Zhang, Cui Ke-Ming and Lu Meng-Zhu. (2006) Regeneration of secondary vascular system in poplar (Populus tomentosa Carr.) as a novel system to investigate gene expression by a proteomic approach.  Proteomics 6:881-895
Hai-Yong Yuan, Lin-Lin Yao, Zhi-Qi Jia, Yun Li and Ying-Zhang Li* (2006) Verticillium dahliae toxin induced alterations of cytoskeletons and nucleoli in Arabidopsis suspension cells. Protoplasma 229:75-82 Cover article.
Xiao-Hua Zheng, Ying-Zhang Li* (2004) Ultrastructural changes and location of -1,3-glucanase in resistant and susceptible cotton callus cells in response to treatment with toxin of Verticillium dahliae and salicylic acid.  J Plant Physiol 161:1367-1377
Li Ying-Zhang*, Zheng Xiao-Hua, Tang Hai-Lin (2003) Increase of -1,3-glucanase and chitinase activities in cotton callus cells treated by salicylic acid and toxin of Verticillium dahliae Kleb. Acta Bot Sin 45:802-808