Jian-Xiang Liu
Qiushi Distinguished Professor
Research Area: Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Responses to High Temperature


1998/09 – 2003/06 Zhejiang University, Ph.D.
2000/12 – 2003/01 International Rice Research Institute (Philippines), PhD. Thesis Scholar.
1994/09 – 1998/06 Hunan Agriculture University, B.S.


2017/09-present, Zhejiang University, China, Professor
2009/12-2017/08, Fudan University, China, Professor
2004/11-2009/12, Iowa State University, U.S.A., Postdoctoral Research Associate
2003/10-2004/11, International Rice Research Institute (Philippines), Postdoctoral Researcher
2003/06-2003/10, Zhejiang University, Lecturer

Research of Special Interest

Research of Special Interest

Plant Stress Biology, Unfolded Protein Response, Heat Stress Responses

Publications      *Correspondence Author

1、Zhang, S.S#., Yang, H#., Ding, L., Song, Z.T. Ma H., Chang F*. and Liu, J.X*. (2017). Tissue-specific transcriptomics reveals an important role of the unfolded protein response in maintaining fertility upon heat stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 29: 1007–1023.
2、Liu, J.X*. and Howell, S.H*. (2016). Managing the protein folding demands in the endoplasmic reticulum of plants. New Phytol. 211(2):418-428.
3、Zhang, S.S., Sun, L., Dong, X., Lu, S.J., Tian, W. and Liu, J.X*. (2016). Cellulose synthesis genes CESA6 and CSI1 are important for salt stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. J.Integr. Plant Biol. 58(7):623-626.
4、Song, Z.T., Sun, L., Lu, S.J., Tian, Y., Ding, Y. and Liu, J.X*. (2015). Transcription factor interaction with COMPASS-like complex regulates histone H3K4 trimethylation for specific gene expression in plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 112:2900-2905.
5、Sun, L., Zhang, S.S., Lu, S.J. and Liu, J.X*. (2015). Site-1 protease cleavage site is important for the ER stress-induced activation of membrane-associated transcription factor bZIP28 in Arabidopsis. Sci China Life Sci, 58:270-275.
6、Zhou, S.F., Sun, L., Valdés, A.E., Engstr?m, P., Song, Z.T., Lu, S.J.  and Liu, J.X*. (2015). Membrane-associated transcription factor peptidase, site-2 protease, antagonizes abscisic acid signaling in Arabidopsis. New Phytol. 208:188-197.
7、Yang, Z.T., Wang, M.J., Sun, L., Lu, S.J., Bi, D.L., Sun, L., Song, Z.T., Zhang, S.S., Zhou, S.F. and Liu, J.X*. (2014). The membrane-associated transcription factor NAC089 controls ER-stress-induced programmed cell death in plants. PLoS Genet. 10(3): e1004243.
8、Yang, Z.T., Lu, S.J., Wang, M.J., Bi, D.L., Sun, L., Zhou, S.F., Song, Z.T. and Liu, J.X*. (2014). A plasma membrane-tethered transcription factor, NAC062/ANAC062/NTL6, mediates the unfolded protein response in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 79: 1033-1043.
9、Sun, L., Yang, Z.T., Song, Z.T., Wang, M.J., Lu, S.J., Sun, L., and Liu, J.X*. (2013). The plant-specific transcription factor gene NAC103 is induced by bZIP60 through a new cis-regulatory element to modulate the unfolded protein response in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 76:274-286.
10、Sun, L., Lu, S.J., Zhang, S.S., Zhou, S.F., Sun, L., and Liu, J.X*. (2013). The lumen-facing domain is important for the biological function and organelle-to-organelle movement of bZIP28 during ER Stress in Arabidopsis. Mol. Plant. 6(5):1605-1615.
11、Gao, J#., Sun, L#., Yang, X*. and Liu, J.X*. (2013).Transcriptomic analysis of cadmium stress response in the heavy metal hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii Hance. PLoS One. 8(6): e64643.
12、Dong, X., Wang, X., Zhang, L., Yang, Z.T., Xin, X., Wu, S., Sun, C., Liu, J.X., Yang, J., Luo, X.J*. (2013). Identification and characterization of OsEBS, a gene involved in enhanced plant biomass and spikelet number in rice. Plant Biotech. J. 11:1044-1057.
13、Lu, S., Yang, Z., Sun, L., Sun, L., Song, Z., Liu, J.X*. (2012). Conservation of IRE1-regulated bZIP74 mRNA unconventional splicing in rice (Oryza sativa L.) involved in ER stress responses. Mol. Plant. 5(2): 504-514.
14、Liu, J.X*. and Bennett, J. (2011). Reversible and irreversible drought-induced changes in the anther proteome of rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes IR64 and Moroberekan. Mol.Plant. 4(1): 59-69.
15、Deng, Y#., Humbert, S#., Liu, J.X., Srivastava, R., Rothstein, S.J., Howell, S.H*. (2011). Heat induces the splicing by IRE1 of a mRNA encoding a transcription factor involved in the unfolded protein response in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 108(17):7247-52.
16、Liu, J.X*. and Howell, S.H*. (2010). Endoplasmic reticulum protein quality control and its relationship to environmental stress responses in plants. Plant Cell. 22(9): 2930–2942. 
17、Liu, J.X. and Howell, S.H*. (2010). The bZIP28 transcription factor and NF-Y nuclear factors are activated by ER stress and assemble into a transcriptional complex to regulate stress response genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 22(3): 782-796.
18、Liu, J.X., Srivastava, R. and Howell, S.H*. (2009). Overexpression of an Arabidopsis gene encoding a subtilase (AtSBT5.4) produces a clavata-like phenotype. Planta 230(4):687-97.
19、Srivastava, R., Liu, J.X., Guo, H., Yin, Y., Howell S.H*. (2009). Regulation and processing of a plant peptide hormone, AtRALF23, in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 59:930-939.
20、Liu, J.X., Srivastava, R. and Howell, S.H*. (2008). Stress induced expression of an active form of AtbZIP17 provides protection from salt stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Environ. 31:1735-1743.
21、Srivastava, R., Liu, J.X. and Howell SH*. (2008). Proteolytic processing of a precursor protein for a growth promoting peptide by a subtilisin serine protease in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 56:219-227.
22、Liu, J.X., Srivastava, R., Che, P., Howell, S.H*. (2008). Salt stress signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana involves a membrane-bound transcription factor AtbZIP17 as a signal transducer. Plant Signal. Behav. 3(1):56-57.
23、Liu, J.X., Srivastava, R., Che, P., Howell, S.H*. (2007). An ER stress response in Arabidopsis is mediated by proteolytic processing and nuclear relocation of a membrane-associated transcription factor AtbZIP28. Plant Cell. 19: 4111-4119.
24、Liu, J.X., Srivastava, R., Che, P., Howell, S.H*. (2007). Salt stress responses in Arabidopsis utilize a signal transduction pathway related to ER stress signaling. Plant J. 51(5): 897-909.
25、Liu, J.X., Liao, D.Q., Oane, R., Estenor, L., Yang, X.E., Li, Z.C., Bennett, J*. (2006). Genetic variation in the sensitivity of anther dehiscence to drought stress in rice. Field Crop. Res. 97(1): 87-100.
26、Liu, J.X., Raveendra, M., Mashtaq, R., et al. (2005). Proteomic analysis of drought-responsiveness in rice: OsADF5. In: Tuberosa, R., Phillips, R.L., Gale, M. (eds). In the Wake of the Double Helix: from the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution. pp 491-505. Bologna, Italy.