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Yikun He


Ph.D. in Plant biology, Northeast Normal University, China, 1995

Current position

Professor in Capital Normal University, Beijing, China


*Corresponding author

  1. Xiao, L., Yang, G., Zhang, L., Yang, X., Zhao, S., Ji, Z., Zhou, Q., Hu, M., Wang, Y., Chen, M., Xu, Y., Jin, H., Xiao, X., Hu, G., Bao, F., Hu, Y., Wan, P., Li, L., Deng, X., Kuang, T., Xiang, C., Zhu, J. K.*, Oliver, M. J.* and He, Y.* (2015). The resurrection genome of Boea hygrometrica: A blueprint for survival of dehydration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(18): 5833-5837.
  2. Tian, W., Hou, C., Ren, Z., Pan, Y., Jia, J., Zhang, H., Bai, F., Zhang, P., Zhu, H., He, Y., Luo, S., Li, L. and Luan, S. (2015). A molecular pathway for CO(2) response in Arabidopsis guard cells. Nat Commun 6: 6057.
  3.  Yuan, F., Yang, H., Xue, Y., Kong, D., Ye, R., Li, C., Zhang, J., Theprungsirikul, L., Shrift, T., Krichilsky, B., Johnson, D. M., Swift, G. B., He, Y., Siedow, J. N. and Pei, Z. M.* (2014). OSCA1 mediates osmotic-stress-evoked Ca2+ increases vital for osmosensing in Arabidopsis. Nature 514(7522): 367-371.
  4.  Xia, J., Kong, D.*, Xue, S., Tian, W., Li, N., Bao, F., Hu, Y., Du, J., Wang, Y., Pan, X., Wang, L., Zhang, X., Niu, G., Feng, X., Li, L. and He, Y.* (2014). Nitric oxide negatively regulates AKT1-mediated potassium uptake through modulating vitamin B6 homeostasis in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(45): 16196-16201.
  5. Bai, S.*, Yao, T., Li, M., Guo, X., Zhang, Y., Zhu, S. and He, Y.* (2014). PIF3 is involved in the primary root growth inhibition of Arabidopsis induced by nitric oxide in the light. Mol Plant 7(4): 616-625.
  6. Du, J., Li, M., Kong, D., Wang, L., Lv, Q., Wang, J., Bao, F., Gong, Q., Xia, J. and He, Y.* (2014). Nitric oxide induces cotyledon senescence involving co-operation of the NES1/MAD1 and EIN2-associated ORE1 signalling pathways in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot 65(14): 4051-4063. 
  7. Wang, X., Zhou, S., Chen, L., Quatrano, R. S. and He, Y.* (2014). Phospho-proteomic analysis of developmental reprogramming in the moss Physcomitrella patens. J Proteomics 108: 284-294.
  8. Wang, X., Qi, M., Li, J., Ji, Z., Hu, Y., Bao, F., Mahalingam, R. and He, Y.* (2014). The phosphoproteome in regenerating protoplasts from Physcomitrella patens protonemata shows changes paralleling postembryonic development in higher plants. J Exp Bot 65(8): 2093-2106.
  9. Liu, W. Z., Kong, D. D., Gu, X. X., Gao, H. B., Wang, J. Z., Xia, M., Gao, Q., Tian, L. L., Xu, Z. H., Bao, F., Hu, Y., Ye, N. S., Pei, Z. M. and He, Y. K.* (2013). Cytokinins can act as suppressors of nitric oxide in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(4): 1548-1553.
  10. Xiao, L., Zhang, L., Yang, G., Zhu, H. and He, Y.* (2012). Transcriptome of protoplasts reprogrammed into stem cells in Physcomitrella patens. PLoS One 7(4): e35961.
  11. Bai, S., Li, M., Yao, T., Wang, H., Zhang, Y., Xiao, L., Wang, J., Zhang, Z., Hu, Y., Liu, W. and He, Y.* (2012). Nitric oxide restrain root growth by DNA damage induced cell cycle arrest in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nitric Oxide 26(1): 54-60.
  12. Xu, L., Bai, S.*, Guo, X., Zhang, Y., Deng, T., Huang, W., Chen, Y. and He, Y. (2012). A rapid approach for detecting seven genetically modified canola events using optical thin-film biosensor chips. Journal of Biochips and Tissue chips.
  13. Cui, S.*, Hu, J., Guo, S., Wang, J., Cheng, Y., Dang, X., Wu, L. and He, Y.* (2012). Proteome analysis of Physcomitrella patens exposed to progressive dehydration and rehydration. J Exp Bot 63(2): 711-726.
  14. Xiao, L., Wang, H., Wan, P., Kuang, T. and He, Y.* (2011). Genome-wide transcriptome analysis of gametophyte development in Physcomitrella patens. BMC Plant Biol 11: 177.
  15. Bai, S.*, Li, S., Yao, T., Hu, Y., Bao, F., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Zhu, S. and He, Y.*(2011). Rapid detection of eight vegetable oils on optical thin-film biosensor chips. Food Control 22: 1624-1628.
  16. Wang, X., Kuang, T. and He, Y.* (2010). Conservation between higher plants and the moss Physcomitrella patens in response to the phytohormone abscisic acid: a proteomics analysis. BMC Plant Biol 10: 192.
  17. Wang, X., Yang, P., Zhang, X., Xu, Y., Kuang, T., Shen, S.* and He, Y.* (2009). Proteomic analysis of the cold stress response in the moss, Physcomitrella patens. Proteomics 9(19): 4529-4538.
  18. Zhang, M., Hu, Y., Jia, J., Li, D., Zhang, R., Gao, H.* and He, Y.* (2009). CDP1, a novel component of chloroplast division site positioning system in Arabidopsis. Cell Res 19(7): 877-886.
  19. Zhang, M., Hu, Y., Jia, J., Gao, H.* and He, Y.* (2009). A plant MinD homologue rescues Escherichia coli HL1 mutant (DeltaMinDE) in the absence of MinE. BMC Microbiol 9: 101.
  20. Wang, X. Q., Yang, P. F., Liu, Z., Liu, W. Z., Hu, Y., Chen, H., Kuang, T. Y., Pei, Z. M., Shen, S. H. and He, Y. K.* (2009). Exploring the mechanism of Physcomitrella patens desiccation tolerance through a proteomic strategy. Plant Physiol 149(4): 1739-1750.
  21. Wang, X. and He, Y.* (2009). Negative effects of desiccation on the protein sorting and post-translational modification. Plant Signal Behav 4(5): 435-437. 
  22. Xia, J., Zhao, H., Liu, W., Li, L.* and He, Y.* (2009). Role of cytokinin and salicylic acid in plants growth at low temperatures. Plant Growth Regul 57: 211-221.
  23. Cui, S., Hu, J., Yang, B., Shi, L., Huang, F., Tsai, S. N., Ngai, S. M., He, Y. and Zhang, J.* (2009). Proteomic characterization of Phragmites communis in ecotypes of swamp and desert dune. Proteomics 9(16): 3950-3967.
  24. Xue, S., Yang, P. and He, Y.*(2008). Nitric oxide suppresses stomatal opening by inhibiting inward-rectifying K+ in channels in Arabidopsis guard cells. Chinese Sci Bull 53: 2156-2159.
  25. Hu, Y., Chen, Z., Liu, W., Zhou, W. and He, Y.*(2008). Chloroplast division regulated by the circadian expression of FtsZ and Min genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Eur J Phycol 43: 207-215.
  26. Wang, X., Yang, P., Gao, Q., Liu, X., Kuang, T., Shen, S.* and He, Y.* (2008). Proteomic analysis of the response to high-salinity stress in Physcomitrella patens. Planta 228(1): 167-177.
  27. Wang, X., Liu, Z. and He, Y.* (2008). Responses and tolerance to salt stress in bryophytes. Plant Signal Behav 3(8): 516-518.
  28. Liu, C., Zhang, Y., Cao, D., He, Y., Kuang, T. and Yang, C.* (2008). Structural and functional analysis of the antiparallel strands in the lumenal loop of the major light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b complex of photosystem II (LHCIIb) by site-directed mutagenesis. J Biol Chem 283(1): 487-495.
  29. Sun, M. M., Li, L. H., Xie, H., Ma, R. C. and He, Y. K.* (2007). Differentially expressed genes under cold acclimation in Physcomitrella patens. J Biochem Mol Biol 40(6): 986-1001.
  30. Liu, N., Zhong, N. Q., Wang, G. L., Li, L. J., Liu, X. L., He, Y. K.* and Xia, G. X.* (2007). Cloning and functional characterization of PpDBF1 gene encoding a DRE-binding transcription factor from Physcomitrella patens. Planta 226(4): 827-838.
  31. Liu, W., Hu, Y., Zhang, R., Zhou, W., Zhu, J., Liu, X. and He, Y.* (2007). Transfer of a eubacteria-type cell division site-determining factor CrMinD gene to the nucleus from the chloroplast genome in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Chinese Bulletin of Science 52: 2514-2521.
  32.  Li, L., Wang, X. and He, Y.* (2005). An efficient protocol for plant regeneration from protoplasts of the Moss Atrichum ndulatum P. Beauv in vitro. Plant Cell, Organ and Tissue Culture 82: 281-288.
  33. He, Y., Tang, R. H., Hao, Y., Stevens, R. D., Cook, C. W., Ahn, S. M., Jing, L., Yang, Z., Chen, L., Guo, F., Fiorani, F., Jackson, R. B., Crawford, N. M. and Pei, Z. M.* (2004). Nitric oxide represses the Arabidopsis floral transition. Science 305(5692): 1968-1971.

Protocols by Yikun He
  1. A Phosphopeptide Purification Protocol for the Moss Physcomitrella paten
  2. Tissue Culturing and Harvesting of Protonemata from the Moss Physcomitrella patens