Chang Jun Liu
Affiliation: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Zhang X, Liu C. Multifaceted regulations of gateway enzyme phenylalanine ammonia-lyase in the biosynthesis of phenylpropanoids. Mol Plant. 2014;: pubmed
Zhang X, Liu C. Multifaceted regulations of gateway enzyme phenylalanine ammonia-lyase in the biosynthesis of phenylpropanoids. Mol Plant. 2015;8:17-27 pubmed publisher
Cai Y, Bhuiya M, Shanklin J, Liu C. Engineering a monolignol 4-O-methyltransferase with high selectivity for the condensed lignin precursor coniferyl alcohol. J Biol Chem. 2015;290:26715-24 pubmed publisher
..The resulting enzyme variant represents an excellent candidate for modulating lignin composition and/or structure in planta. ..
Gou M, Ran X, Martin D, Liu C. The scaffold proteins of lignin biosynthetic cytochrome P450 enzymes. Nat Plants. 2018;4:299-310 pubmed publisher
Liu C, Miao Y, Zhang K. Sequestration and transport of lignin monomeric precursors. Molecules. 2011;16:710-27 pubmed publisher
..Deciphering molecular mechanisms for lignin precursor transport will support a better biotechnological solution to manipulate plant lignification for more efficient agricultural and industrial applications of cell wall biomass...
Zhang X, Gou M, Guo C, Yang H, Liu C. Down-regulation of Kelch domain-containing F-box protein in Arabidopsis enhances the production of (poly)phenols and tolerance to ultraviolet radiation. Plant Physiol. 2015;167:337-50 pubmed publisher
..This study offers a biotechnological approach for engineering the production of useful phenolic chemicals and for increasing a plant's resistance to environmental stress. ..
Gou M, Hou G, Yang H, Zhang X, Cai Y, Kai G, et al
. The MYB107 Transcription Factor Positively Regulates Suberin Biosynthesis. Plant Physiol. 2017;173:1045-1058 pubmed publisher
..Identifying MYB107 as a positive regulator for seed coat suberin synthesis offers a basis for discovering the potential transcriptional network behind one of the most abundant lipid-based polymers in nature. ..
Zhang X, Abrahan C, Colquhoun T, Liu C. A Proteolytic Regulator Controlling Chalcone Synthase Stability and Flavonoid Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2017;29:1157-1174 pubmed publisher
..Our study suggests that KFBCHS serves as a crucial negative regulator, via mediating CHS degradation, coordinately controlling flavonoid biosynthesis in response to the developmental cues and environmental stimuli. ..