Xin Li Department of Botany and Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia, Canada
1 protocol

Charles Copeland Department of Botany and Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia, Canada
2 protocols

Fang Xu
  • Department of Botany and Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia, Canada
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 2 Author merit
  • 9 Reviewer merit


Ph.D. in Plant Immunity, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2014

Current position

Postdoctoral fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA


  1. Xu, F.*, Huang, Y.*, Li, L.*, Gannon, P., Linster, E., Huber, M., Kapos, P., Bienvenut, W., Polevoda, B., Meinnel, T., Hell, R., Giglione, C., Zhang, Y., Wirtz, M., Chen, S. and Li, X. (2015). Two N-terminal acetyltransferases antagonistically regulate the stability of a nod-like receptor in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 27(5): 1547-1562.
  2. Xu, F.*, Zhu, C.*, Cevik, V.*, Johnson, K., Liu, Y., Sohn, K., Jones, J. D., Holub, E. B. and Li, X. (2015). Autoimmunity conferred by chs3-2D relies on CSA1, its adjacent TNL-encoding neighbour. Sci Rep 5: 8792. (*These authors contribute equally)
  3. Xu, F., Kapos, P., Cheng, Y. T., Li, M., Zhang, Y. and Li, X. (2014). NLR-associating transcription factor bHLH84 and its paralogs function redundantly in plant immunity. PLoS Pathog 10(8): e1004312.
  4. Xu, F.*, Cheng, Y. T.*, Kapos, P., Huang, Y. and Li, X. (2014). P-loop-dependent NLR SNC1 can oligomerize and activate immunity in the nucleus. Mol Plant 7(12): 1801-1804. (*These authors contribute equally)
  5. Xu, F., Xu, S., Wiermer, M., Zhang, Y. and Li, X. (2012). The cyclin L homolog MOS12 and the MOS4-associated complex are required for the proper splicing of plant resistance genes. Plant J 70(6): 916-928.
  6. Xu, S., Zhang, Z., Jing, B., Gannon, P., Ding, J., Xu, F., Li, X. and Zhang, Y. (2011). Transportin-SR is required for proper splicing of resistance genes and plant immunity. PLoS Genet 7(6): e1002159.
  7. Zhu, Z., Xu, F., Zhang, Y., Cheng, Y. T., Wiermer, M., Li, X. and Zhang, Y. (2010). Arabidopsis resistance protein SNC1 activates immune responses through association with a transcriptional corepressor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(31): 13960-13965.
  8. Monaghan, J., Xu, F., Xu, S., Zhang, Y. and Li, X. (2010). Two putative RNA-binding proteins function with unequal genetic redundancy in the MOS4-associated complex. Plant Physiol 154(4): 1783-1793.
  9. Zhang, Y., Xu, S., Ding, P., Wang, D., Cheng, Y. T., He, J., Gao, M., Xu, F., Li, Y., Zhu, Z., Li, X. and Zhang, Y. (2010). Control of salicylic acid synthesis and systemic acquired resistance by two members of a plant-specific family of transcription factors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(42): 18220-18225.
  10. Xu, F., Monaghan, J., Chen, S., Zhang, Y. and Li, X. (2009). Analysis of MOS4-Associated protein Complex (MAC) by immuno-affinity chromatography and quantitative mass spectrometry. Chapter 84 in Biology of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Volume 7.
  11. Monaghan, J., Xu, F., Gao, M., Zhao, Q., Palma, K., Long, C., Chen, S., Zhang, Y. and Li, X. (2009). Two Prp19-like U-box proteins in the MOS4-associated complex play redundant roles in plant innate immunity. PLoS Pathog 5(7): e1000526.
  12. Cheng, Y. T.*, Germain, H.*, Wiermer, M.*, Bi, D.*, Xu, F., Garcia, A. V., Wirthmueller, L., Despres, C., Parker, J. E., Zhang, Y. and Li, X. (2009). Nuclear pore complex component MOS7/Nup88 is required for innate immunity and nuclear accumulation of defense regulators in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 21(8): 2503-2516. (*These authors contribute equally)
  13. Gao, M., Wang, X., Wang, D., Xu, F., Ding, X., Zhang, Z., Bi, D., Cheng, Y. T., Chen, S., Li, X. and Zhang, Y. (2009). Regulation of cell death and innate immunity by two receptor-like kinases in Arabidopsis. Cell Host Microbe 6(1): 34-44.
2 Protocols published
Protein Immunoprecipitation Using Nicotiana benthamiana Transient Expression System
Authors:  Fang Xu, Charles Copeland and Xin Li, date: 07/05/2015, view: 5242, Q&A: 0
Nicotiana benthamiana (N. benthamiana) is a useful model system to transiently express protein at high level. This protocol describes in detail how to transiently express protein in N. benthamiana and how to carry out ...
Nuclear Extraction from Arabidopsis thaliana
Authors:  Fang Xu and Charles Copeland, date: 12/20/2012, view: 12596, Q&A: 7
This protocol is to isolate nuclei from Arabidopsis cells. They can be further used for other experiments, such as nuclear protein detection, nuclear protein immunoprecipitation and so on.