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HU Yanru
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XTBG Kunming Section, 88 Xuefu Road, Kunming 650223 Yunnan China


  Birth Date: Dec 25, 1985;  Birth Place: Yongzhou, Hunan Province  


  9/20086/2013: Ph.D. in Botany, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS, Kunming, China 

  9/20047/2008: B.Sc. in Biology, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China 

  Research interests:  

  1. The molecular mechanisms of plant stress responses (e.g. freezing stress) 

  2. The regulatory roles of phytohormones in stress responses 

       3. The crosstalk of plant hormones in stress responses

  Plant Molecular Biology





1.Mei S, Zhang MH, Ye JW, Du JC, Jiang YJ, Hu YR: Auxin contributes to jasmonate-mediated regulation of abscisic acid signaling during seed germination in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2023, 35(3):1110-1133. 

2.Li ZP, Li SQ, Jin DJ, Yang YP, Pu ZY, Han X, Hu YR, Jiang YJ: U-box E3 ubiquitin ligase PUB8 attenuates abscisic acid responses during early seedling growth. Plant Physiology 2023, 191(4):2519-2533. 

3.Li HQ, He KR, Zhang ZQ, Hu YR: Molecular mechanism of phosphorous signaling inducing anthocyanin accumulation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 2023, 196:121-129. 

4.Jin DJ, Li SQ, Li ZP, Yang LM, Han X, Hu YR, Jiang YJ: Arabidopsis ABRE-binding factors modulate salinity-induced inhibition of root hair growth by interacting with and suppressing RHD6. Plant Science 2023, 332. 

5.He KR, Du JC, Han X, Li HQ, Kui MY, Zhang JP, Huang ZC, Fu QT, Jiang YJ, Hu YR: PHOSPHATE STARVATION RESPONSE1 (PHR1) interacts with JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN (JAZ) and MYC2 to modulate phosphate deficiency-induced jasmonate signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2023. 

6.Han X, Kui MY, Xu TT, Ye JW, Du JC, Yang ML, Jiang YJ, Hu YR: CO interacts with JAZ repressors and bHLH subgroup IIId factors to negatively regulate jasmonate signaling in Arabidopsis seedlings. Plant Cell 2023, 35(2):852-873. 

7.Han X, Kui MY, He KR, Yang ML, Du JC, Jiang YJ, Hu YR: Jasmonate-regulated root growth inhibition and root hair elongation. Journal of Experimental Botany 2023, 74(4):1176-1185. 

8.Du JC, Zhu X, He KR, Kui MY, Zhang JP, Han X, Fu QT, Jiang YJ, Hu YR: CONSTANS interacts with and antagonizes ABF transcription factors during salt stress under long-day conditions. Plant Physiology 2023. 

9.Yang HH, Zhang XY, Li HJ, Ye YX, Li ZP, Han X, Hu YR, Zhang CX, Jiang YJ: Heat Shock 70 kDa Protein Cognate 3 of Brown Planthopper Is Required for Survival and Suppresses Immune Response in Plants. Insects 2022, 13(3). 

10.Chen M, Zhang W, Yan M, He SM, Lu YC, Zhang GH, Hao B, Fan W, Hu YR, Yang SC: Ectopic Expression of Erigeron breviscapus JAZ1 Affects JA-Induced Development Processes in Transgenic Arabidopsis. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 2022, 40(3):530-538. 

11.Yang ML, Han X, Yang JJ, Jiang YJ, Hu YR: The Arabidopsis circadian clock protein PRR5 interacts with and stimulates ABI5 to modulate abscisic acid signaling during seed germination. Plant Cell 2021, 33(9):3022-3041. 

12.Pan JJ, Hu YR, Wang HP, Guo Q, Chen YI, Howe GA, Yu DQ: Molecular Mechanism Underlying the Synergetic Effect of Jasmonate on Abscisic Acid Signaling during Seed Germination in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2020, 32(12):3846-3865. 

13.Han X, Zhang MH, Yang ML, Hu YR: Arabidopsis JAZ Proteins Interact with and Suppress RHD6 Transcription Factor to Regulate Jasmonate-Stimulated Root Hair Development. Plant Cell 2020, 32(4):1049-1062. 

14.Hu YR, Han X, Yang ML, Zhang MH, Pan JJ, Yu DQ: The Transcription Factor INDUCER OF CBF EXPRESSION1 Interacts with ABSCISIC ACID INSENSITIVE5 and DELLA Proteins to Fine-Tune Abscisic Acid Signaling during Seed Germination in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2019, 31(7):1520-1538. 

15.Pan J, Wang H, Hu Y, Yu D: 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. 

16.Han X, Hu Y, Zhang G, Jiang Y, Chen X, Yu D: Jasmonate Negatively Regulates Stomatal Development in Arabidopsis Cotyledons. Plant Physiology 2018, 176(4):2871-2885. 

17.Chen J, Wang H, Li Y, Pan J, Hu Y, Yu D: Arabidopsis VQ10 interacts with WRKY8 to modulate basal defense against Botrytis cinerea. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 2018, 60(10):956-969. 

18.Wang H, Li Y, Pan J, Lou D, Hu Y, Yu D: 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. 

19.Lei R, Li X, Ma Z, Lv Y, Hu Y, Yu D: Arabidopsis WRKY2 and WRKY34 transcription factors interact with VQ20 protein to modulate pollen development and function. Plant Journal 2017, 91(6):962-976. 

20.Hu Y, Jiang Y, Han X, Wang H, Pan J, Yu D: Jasmonate regulates leaf senescence and tolerance to cold stress: crosstalk with other phytohormones. Journal of Experimental Botany 2017, 68(6):1361-1369. 

21.Wang H, Pan J, Li Y, Lou D, Hu Y, Yu D: The DELLA-CONSTANS Transcription Factor Cascade Integrates Gibberellic Acid and Photoperiod Signaling to Regulate Flowering. Plant Physiology 2016, 172(1):479-488. 

22.Jiang Y, Qiu Y, Hu Y, Yu D: Heterologous Expression of AtWRKY57 Confers Drought Tolerance in Oryza sativa. Frontiers in Plant Science 2016, 7. 

23.Wang H, Hu Y, Pan J, Yu D: Arabidopsis VQ motif-containing proteins VQ12 and VQ29 negatively modulate basal defense against Botrytis cinerea. Scientific Reports 2015, 5. 

24.Hu Y, Yu D: 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. 

25.Hu Y, Jiang L, Wang F, Yu D: 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. 

26.Hu Y, Chen L, Wang H, Zhang L, Wang F, Yu D: Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY8 functions antagonistically with its interacting partner VQ9 to modulate salinity stress tolerance. Plant Journal 2013, 74(5):730-745. 

27.Hu Y, Dong Q, Yu D: Arabidopsis WRKY46 coordinates with WRKY70 and WRKY53 in basal resistance against pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Science 2012, 185:288-297. 



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