Yule Liu
  • Research scientist, Tsinghua University, China
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D in Molecular Virology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1997

Current position

Professor in Plant Biology, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


  1. Sha, A., Zhao, J., Yin, K., Tang, Y., Wang, Y., Wei, X., Hong, Y. and Liu, Y*. (2014). Virus-based microRNA silencing in plants. Plant Physiol 164(1): 36-47. (* Corresponding author)
  2. Du, Y., Zhao, J., Chen, T., Liu, Q., Zhang, H., Wang, Y., Hong, Y., Xiao, F., Zhang, L., Shen, Q. and Liu, Y.* (2013). Type I J-domain NbMIP1 proteins are required for both Tobacco mosaic virus infection and plant innate immunity. PLoS Pathog 9(10): e1003659. (*Corresponding author)
  3. Wang, Y. and Liu, Y.* (2013). Autophagic degradation of leaf starch in plants. Autophagy 9(8): 1247-1248. (*Corresponding author)
  4. Wang, Y., Yu, B., Zhao, J., Guo, J., Li, Y., Han, S., Huang, L., Du, Y., Hong, Y., Tang, D. and Liu, Y.* (2013). Autophagy contributes to leaf starch degradation. Plant Cell 25(4): 1383-1399. (*Corresponding author)
  5. Zhang, H., Zhao, J., Liu, S., Zhang, D. P. and Liu, Y.* (2013). Tm-22 confers different resistance responses against tobacco mosaic virus dependent on its expression level. Mol Plant 6(3): 971-974. (*Corresponding author)
  6. Zhao, J., Liu, Q., Zhang, H., Jia, Q., Hong, Y. and Liu, Y.* (2013). The rubisco small subunit is involved in tobamovirus movement and Tm-2(2)-mediated extreme resistance. Plant Physiol 161(1): 374-383. (*Corresponding author)
  7. Xu, G., Li, S., Xie, K., Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Tang, Y., Liu, D., Hong, Y., He, C. and Liu, Y.* (2012). Plant ERD2-like proteins function as endoplasmic reticulum luminal protein receptors and participate in programmed cell death during innate immunity. Plant J 72(1): 57-69. (*Corresponding author)
  8. Han, S., Yu, B., Wang, Y. and Liu, Y.* (2011). Role of plant autophagy in stress response. Protein Cell 2(10): 784-791. (*Corresponding author)
  9. Cai, J., Xie, K., Lin, L., Qin, B., Chen, B., Meng, J. and Liu, Y.* (2010). Cotton leaf curl Multan virus newly reported to be associated with cotton leaf curl disease in China. Plant pathology 59(4): 794-795. (*Corresponding author)
  10. Tang, Y., Wang, F., Zhao, J., Xie, K., Hong, Y. and Liu, Y.* (2010). Virus-based microRNA expression for gene functional analysis in plants. Plant Physiol 153(2): 632-641. (*Corresponding author)
  11. Xu, G., Sui, N., Tang, Y., Xie, K., Lai, Y. and Liu, Y.* (2010). One-step, zero-background ligation-independent cloning intron-containing hairpin RNA constructs for RNAi in plants. New Phytol 187(1): 240-250. (*Corresponding author)
  12. Burch-Smith, T. M.*, Schiff, M.*, Liu, Y. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2006). Efficient virus-induced gene silencing in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 142(1): 21-27. (*Co-first author)
  13. Liu, Y., Schiff, M., Czymmek, K., Talloczy, Z., Levine, B. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2005). Autophagy regulates programmed cell death during the plant innate immune response. Cell 121(4): 567-577.
  14. Liu, Y.*, Burch-Smith, T.*, Schiff, M., Feng, S. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2004). Molecular chaperone Hsp90 associates with resistance protein N and its signaling proteins SGT1 and Rar1 to modulate an innate immune response in plants. J Biol Chem 279(3): 2101-2108. (*Co-first author)
  15. Liu, Y., Schiff, M. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2004). Involvement of MEK1 MAPKK, NTF6 MAPK, WRKY/MYB transcription factors, COI1 and CTR1 in N-mediated resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. Plant J 38(5): 800-809.
  16. Liu, Y.*, Nakayama, N.*, Schiff, M., Litt, A., Irish, V. F. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2004). Virus induced gene silencing of a DEFICIENS ortholog in Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant Mol Biol 54(5): 701-711. (*Co-first author)
  17. Bilgin, D. D.*, Liu, Y.*, Schiff, M. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2003). P58(IPK), a plant ortholog of double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase PKR inhibitor, functions in viral pathogenesis. Dev Cell 4(5): 651-661. (*Co-first author)
  18. Xie, Y., Liu, Y.*, Meng, M., Chen, L. and Zhu, Z.* (2003). Isolation and identification of a super strong plant promoter from cotton leaf curl Multan virus. Plant Mol Biol 53(1-2): 1-14. (* Corresponding author)
  19. Liu, Y., Schiff, M. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2002). Virus-induced gene silencing in tomato. Plant J 31(6): 777-786.
  20. Liu, Y., Schiff, M., Serino, G., Deng, X. W. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2002). Role of SCF ubiquitin-ligase and the COP9 signalosome in the N gene-mediated resistance response to Tobacco mosaic virus. Plant Cell 14(7): 1483-1496.
  21. Liu, Y., Schiff, M., Marathe, R. and Dinesh-Kumar, S. P. (2002). Tobacco Rar1, EDS1 and NPR1/NIM1 like genes are required for N-mediated resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. Plant J 30(4): 415-429.
  22. Liu, Y., Robinson, D. J. and Harrison, B. D. (1998). Defective forms of cotton leaf curl virus DNA-A that have different combinations of sequence deletion, duplication, inversion and rearrangement. J Gen Virol 79 ( Pt 6): 1501-1508.
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