Research Topics

Genomes and Genes

Jun Xian He


Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China


  1. Yu M, Zhao Z, He J. Brassinosteroid Signaling in PlantâğMicrobe Interactions. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19: pubmed publisher
  2. Li Q, Lu J, Yu J, Zhang C, He J, Liu Q. The brassinosteroid-regulated transcription factors BZR1/BES1 function as a coordinator in multisignal-regulated plant growth. Biochim Biophys Acta Gene Regul Mech. 2018;1861:561-571 pubmed publisher
    ..Herein, we review recent advances in BZR1/BES1-mediated molecular connections between BR and other pathways, highlighting the central role of the BZR1/BES1 interactome in optimizing plant growth and development. ..
  3. Liang J, He J. Protective role of anthocyanins in plants under low nitrogen stress. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018;498:946-953 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results showed an important role of anthocyanins rather than flavonols in conferring plant tolerance to low N stress. ..
  4. Zhang Y, Liu Z, Chen Y, He J, Bi Y. PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTOR 5 (PIF5) positively regulates dark-induced senescence and chlorophyll degradation in Arabidopsis. Plant Sci. 2015;237:57-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, our data indicate that PIF5 is a key factor that positively regulates dark-induced senescence upstream of ORE1 and regulates chlorophyll breakdown upstream of SGR and NYC1. ..
  5. Li Q, He J. BZR1 Interacts with HY5 to Mediate Brassinosteroid- and Light-Regulated Cotyledon Opening in Arabidopsis in Darkness. Mol Plant. 2016;9:113-125 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study provides a molecular framework for coordination of BR and light signals in regulating cotyledon opening, an important process in photomorphogenesis in plants. ..
  6. Luo J, Wang X, Feng L, Li Y, He J. The mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 9 (MKK9) modulates nitrogen acquisition and anthocyanin accumulation under nitrogen-limiting condition in Arabidopsis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2017;487:539-544 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results suggest that MKK9 plays a role in plant adaptation to low N stress by modulating both anthocyanin accumulation and N status. ..
  7. Yang X, Chen L, He J, Yu W. Knocking out of carotenoid catabolic genes in rice fails to boost carotenoid accumulation, but reveals a mutation in strigolactone biosynthesis. Plant Cell Rep. 2017;36:1533-1545 pubmed publisher
    ..This phenotype was similar to the previously reported ccd7 mutants, which are defective in the biosynthesis of strigolactone, a plant hormone that regulates branching in plants and tiller formation in rice. ..