Z Lewis Liu

Summary

Affiliation: Agricultural Research Service
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Application of a master equation for quantitative mRNA analysis using qRT-PCR
    Z Lewis Liu
    National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA ARS 1815N University St Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    J Biotechnol 143:10-6. 2009
  2. doi request reprint A novel NADPH-dependent aldehyde reductase gene from Saccharomyces cerevisiae NRRL Y-12632 involved in the detoxification of aldehyde inhibitors derived from lignocellulosic biomass conversion
    Z Lewis Liu
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N University St, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Gene 446:1-10. 2009
  3. pmc Stereochemistry of furfural reduction by a Saccharomyces cerevisiae aldehyde reductase that contributes to in situ furfural detoxification
    Michael J Bowman
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:4926-32. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Repression of xylose-specific enzymes by ethanol in Scheffersomyces (Pichia) stipitis and utility of repitching xylose-grown populations to eliminate diauxic lag
    Patricia J Slininger
    Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA ARS, 1815 N University, Peoria, Illinois 61604, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 108:1801-15. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Comparative transcription profiling analyses of maize reveals candidate defensive genes for seedling resistance against corn earworm
    Eric T Johnson
    Crop Bioprotection Research Unit, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Mol Genet Genomics 285:517-25. 2011
  6. doi request reprint A new β-glucosidase producing yeast for lower-cost cellulosic ethanol production from xylose-extracted corncob residues by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation
    Z Lewis Liu
    Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA ARS, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Bioresour Technol 104:410-6. 2012
  7. pmc Quantitative transcription dynamic analysis reveals candidate genes and key regulators for ethanol tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Menggen Ma
    Bioenergy Research, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research USDA ARS, Peoria, IL, USA
    BMC Microbiol 10:169. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Multiple gene-mediated NAD(P)H-dependent aldehyde reduction is a mechanism of in situ detoxification of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Z Lewis Liu
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 81:743-53. 2008
  9. pmc Evolutionarily engineered ethanologenic yeast detoxifies lignocellulosic biomass conversion inhibitors by reprogrammed pathways
    Z Lewis Liu
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Mol Genet Genomics 282:233-44. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Molecular mechanisms of yeast tolerance and in situ detoxification of lignocellulose hydrolysates
    Z Lewis Liu
    Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, 1815 N University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 90:809-25. 2011

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Application of a master equation for quantitative mRNA analysis using qRT-PCR
    Z Lewis Liu
    National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA ARS 1815N University St Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    J Biotechnol 143:10-6. 2009
    ....
  2. doi request reprint A novel NADPH-dependent aldehyde reductase gene from Saccharomyces cerevisiae NRRL Y-12632 involved in the detoxification of aldehyde inhibitors derived from lignocellulosic biomass conversion
    Z Lewis Liu
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N University St, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Gene 446:1-10. 2009
    ..YGL039W, YDR541C, and YOL151W (GRE2) appeared to be the similar type of enzymes falling into the same category of the intermediate subfamily...
  3. pmc Stereochemistry of furfural reduction by a Saccharomyces cerevisiae aldehyde reductase that contributes to in situ furfural detoxification
    Michael J Bowman
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:4926-32. 2010
    ..2 and 2.5 were determined for the steady-state parameters k(cat)(NADPH) and k(cat)/K(m)(NADPH), respectively, indicating that hydride transfer is partially rate limiting to catalysis...
  4. doi request reprint Repression of xylose-specific enzymes by ethanol in Scheffersomyces (Pichia) stipitis and utility of repitching xylose-grown populations to eliminate diauxic lag
    Patricia J Slininger
    Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA ARS, 1815 N University, Peoria, Illinois 61604, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 108:1801-15. 2011
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Comparative transcription profiling analyses of maize reveals candidate defensive genes for seedling resistance against corn earworm
    Eric T Johnson
    Crop Bioprotection Research Unit, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Mol Genet Genomics 285:517-25. 2011
    ..The results indicate that maize employs a wide variety of potential resistance mechanisms in seedling tissue to resist a possible insect attack...
  6. doi request reprint A new β-glucosidase producing yeast for lower-cost cellulosic ethanol production from xylose-extracted corncob residues by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation
    Z Lewis Liu
    Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA ARS, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Bioresour Technol 104:410-6. 2012
    ..Development of this yeast aids renewable biofuels development efforts for economic consolidated SSF bio-processing...
  7. pmc Quantitative transcription dynamic analysis reveals candidate genes and key regulators for ethanol tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Menggen Ma
    Bioenergy Research, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research USDA ARS, Peoria, IL, USA
    BMC Microbiol 10:169. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Multiple gene-mediated NAD(P)H-dependent aldehyde reduction is a mechanism of in situ detoxification of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Z Lewis Liu
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 81:743-53. 2008
    ..Conversion pathways of furfural and HMF relevant to glycolysis and ethanol production were refined based on our findings in this study...
  9. pmc Evolutionarily engineered ethanologenic yeast detoxifies lignocellulosic biomass conversion inhibitors by reprogrammed pathways
    Z Lewis Liu
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Mol Genet Genomics 282:233-44. 2009
    ..We present significant gene interactions and regulatory networks involved in NAD(P)H regenerations and functional aldehyde reductions under the inhibitor stress...
  10. doi request reprint Molecular mechanisms of yeast tolerance and in situ detoxification of lignocellulose hydrolysates
    Z Lewis Liu
    Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, 1815 N University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 90:809-25. 2011
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Kinetic mechanism of an aldehyde reductase of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that relieves toxicity of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
    Douglas B Jordan
    US Department of Agriculture, National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1814:1686-94. 2011
    ..221, 0.00158, 140) and HMFOH (0.0105, 0.000104, 101)...
  12. doi request reprint Engineered NADH-dependent GRE2 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae by directed enzyme evolution enhances HMF reduction using additional cofactor NADPH
    Jaewoong Moon
    Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA ARS, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Enzyme Microb Technol 50:115-20. 2012
    ....
  13. pmc Comparative transcriptome profiling analyses during the lag phase uncover YAP1, PDR1, PDR3, RPN4, and HSF1 as key regulatory genes in genomic adaptation to the lignocellulose derived inhibitor HMF for Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Menggen Ma
    Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA ARS, Peoria, IL USA
    BMC Genomics 11:660. 2010
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Mechanisms of ethanol tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Menggen Ma
    U S Department of Agriculture, ARS, Bioenergy Research, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N University St, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 87:829-45. 2010
    ..cerevisiae including gene expression responses, pathway-based analysis, signal transduction and regulatory networks. A prototype of global system model for mechanisms of ethanol tolerance is presented...
  15. ncbi request reprint Enhanced biotransformation of furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural by newly developed ethanologenic yeast strains
    Z Lewis Liu
    National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research USDA ARS, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 121:451-60. 2005
    ..The development of such tolerant strains provided a basis and useful materials for further studies on the mechanisms of stress tolerance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Genomic adaptation of ethanologenic yeast to biomass conversion inhibitors
    Z Lewis Liu
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N University Street, Peoria, IL, 61604, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 73:27-36. 2006
    ..The findings to date provide a strong foundation for future studies on genomic adaptation and manipulation of yeast to aid more robust strain design and development...
  17. ncbi request reprint Universal external RNA controls for microbial gene expression analysis using microarray and qRT-PCR
    Z Lewis Liu
    National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research USDA ARS, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    J Microbiol Methods 68:486-96. 2007
    ..Application of these controls also improves efficiency and facilitates high throughput applications of gene expression analysis using the qRT-PCR assay...
  18. doi request reprint Concentration-dependent RDX uptake and remediation by crop plants
    Diejun Chen
    University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 18:908-17. 2011
    ..Results of this study facilitate assessment of the potential invasion of food chain by RDX-contaminated soils...