Research of Special Interest
Publications      *Correspondence Author

Qianqian Ma#,Jingbo Sun#,and Tonglin Mao* (2016) Microtubule bundling plays a role in ethylene-mediated cortical microtubule reorientation in etiolated Arabidopsis hypocotyls. Journal of Cell Science 129:2043–2051(#These authors contributed equally)
Jingbo Sun#, Qianqian Ma#, and Tonglin Mao* (2015) Ethylene regulates Arabidopsis Microtubule-Associated Protein WDL5 in etiolated hypocotyl elongation. Plant Physiology 169:325-337(#These authors contributed equally)
Tao Qin#, Xiaomin Liu#, Jiejie Li, Jingbo Sun, Leina Song, and Tonglin Mao* (2014) Arabidopsis Microtubule-Destabilizing Protein 25 Functions in Pollen Tube Growth by Severing Actin Filaments. The Plant Cell 26:325–339 (#These authors contributed equally)
Xiaomin Liu#, Tao Qin#, Qianqian Ma, Jingbo Sun, Ziqiang Liu, Ming Yuan, and Tonglin Mao* (2013) Light-regulated hypocotyl elongation involves proteasome-dependent degradation of the microtubule regulatory protein WDL3 in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 25:1740-1755 (#These authors contributed equally)
Xianling Wang#, Jin Zhang#, MingYuan, David W. Ehrhardt, Zhiyong Wang, and Tonglin Mao* (2012) Arabidopsis MICROTUBULE DESTABILIZING PROTEIN40 is involved in brassinosteroid regulation of hypocotyl elongation. The Plant Cell 24: 4012-4025 (#These authors contributed equally)
Tao Qin, Jiejie Li, Ming Yuan,and Tonglin Mao* (2012) Characterization of the Role of Calcium in Regulating the Microtubule-Destabilizing Activity of MDP25. Plant Signaling & Behavior 7:708-710
Qun Zhang, Feng Lin, Tonglin Mao, Jianing Nie, Min Yan, Ming Yuan,and Wenhua Zhang (2012) Phosphatidic Acid Regulates Microtubule Organization by Interacting with MAP65-1 in Response to Salt Stress in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 24: 4555-4576.
Jiejie Li#, Xianling Wang#, Tao Qin#, Yan Zhang#, Xiaomin Liu, Jingbo Sun, Yuan Zhou, Lei Zhu, Ziding Zhang, Ming Yuan, and Tonglin Mao* (2011) MDP25, A Novel Calcium Regulatory Protein, Mediates Hypocotyl Cell Elongation by Destabilizing Cortical Microtubules in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell  23: 4411-4427  (#These authors contributed equally)
Yang Zhao, Shuangshuang Zhao,Tonglin Mao, Xiaolu Qu, Wanhong Cao, Li Zhang, Wei  Zhang, Liu He, Sidi Li, Sulin Ren, Jinfeng Zhao, Guoli Zhu, Shanjin Huang, Keqiong Ye, Ming Yuan, and Yan Guo (2011) The Plant-Specific Actin Binding Protein SCAB1 Stabilizes Actin Filaments and Regulates Stomatal Movement in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell  23 :2314-2330.
Qiutao Meng#, Jizhou Du#, Jiejie Li, Xiaomei Lü, Xian Zeng, Ming Yuan and Tonglin Mao* (2010) Tobacco microtubule-associated protein, MAP65-1c, bundles and stabilizes microtubules. Plant Molecular Biology  74:537-547. (#These authors contributed equally)
Hua Li#, Xian Zeng#, Zi-Qiang Liu, Qiu-Tao Meng, Ming Yuan and Tonglin Mao*(2009) Arabidopsis Microtubule-Associated Protein AtMAP65-2 acts as a microtubule stabilizer. Plant Molecular Biology  69: 313-324. (#These authors contributed equally)
Hua Li#, Tonglin Mao#, Ziding Zhang, Ming Yuan (2007) The AtMAP65-1 cross-bridge between microtubules is formed by one dimer. Plant and Cell Physiology 48: 866-874. (#These authors contributed equally)
Hua Li, Ming Yuan, Tonglin Mao* (2007) AtMAP65-1 Binds to Tubulin Dimers to Promote Tubulin Assembly.Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 40 : 218-225.
Tonglin Mao, Lifeng Jin, Hua Li, Bo Liu, and Ming Yuan (2005) Two Microtubule-Associated Proteins of the Arabidopsis MAP65 Family Function Differently on Microtubules.Plant Physiology 138: 654–662.