Department of Plant Science

Plant innate immunity

Mechanisms of rice blast resistance



>> Education and Work Experience

B.S., Department of Biology, Inner Mongolia University, 1998;

M.S., Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science, 2001;

Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, 2007;

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Feb. 2008-Oct. 2008;

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist, Texas A & M University, Feb. 2009-Sept. 2012; 

Oct. 2012-Oct. 2022, Professor, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

Nov. 2022-present, Professor, School of Agriculture & Biology Shanghai Jiaotong University.




>>Selected Publications


1. Liu X, Zhou Y, Chen K, Xiao Z, Liang X, Lu D*. (2022) Phosphorylation status of CPK28 affects its ubiquitination and protein stability. New Phytol. doi:10.1111/nph.18596.

2. Zou Y, Liu Z, Bai J, Zhou Y, Lu D*. (2022) Mitochondrial proteotoxic stresses activate abscisic acid signaling in plants. Environ Exp Bot. Doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2022.105134

3. Liu X, Zhou Y, Du M, Liang X, Fan F, Huang G, Zou Y, Bai J, Lu D*. (2022) The calcium-dependent protein kinase CPK28 is targeted by the ubiquitin ligases ATL31 and ATL6 for proteasome-mediated degradation to fine-tune immune signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 34(1):679-697. 

4. Bai J, Huang G, Chen K, Wang R, Lu D*. (2022) A receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase PCRK2 undergoes ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 587:113-118. 

5. Zhou Y, Fan F, Han Y, Lu D*. (2022) Arabidopsis PDI11 interacts with lectin molecular chaperons calreticulin 1 and 2 through its D domain. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 588:55-60. 

6. Fan F, Zhang Q, Zhang Y, Huang G, Liang X, Wang CC, Wang L, Lu D*. (2022) Two protein disulfide isomerase subgroups work synergistically in catalyzing oxidative protein folding. Plant Physiol. 188(1):241-254. 

7. Zou Y, Wang S, Lu D*. (2020) MiR172b-TOE1/2 module regulates plant innate immunity in an age-dependent manner. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 531(4):503-507.

8. Fan F, Zhang Q, Lu D*. (2020) Identification of N-glycosylation sites on AtERO1 and AtERO2 using a transient expression system. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 533(3):481-485.

9. Fan F, Zhang Y, Huang G, Zhang Q, Wang CC, Wang L, Lu D* (2019) AtERO1 and AtERO2 exhibit differences in catalyzing oxidative protein folding in the ER. Plant Physiol. 180(4):2022-2033.

10. Huang G, Sun J, Bai J, Han Y, Fan F, Wang S, Zhang Y, Zou Y, Han Z, Lu D*. (2019) Identification of critical Cysteine sites in brassinosteroid-insensitive 1 and novel signaling regulators using a transient expression system. New Phytol. 222(3):1405-1419.

11. Zou Y, Wang S, Zhou Y, Bai J, Huang G, Liu X, Zhang Y, Tang D, Lu D*. (2018) Transcriptional Regulation of the Immune Receptor FLS2 Controls the Ontogeny of Plant Innate Immunity. Plant Cell. 30(11):2779-2794.

12. Sun J, Huang G, Fan F, Wang S, Zhang Y, Han Y, Zou Y, Lu D*. (2017) Comparative study of Arabidopsis PBS1 and a wheat PBS1 homolog helps understand the mechanism of PBS1 functioning in innate immunity. Sci Rep. 7(1):5487.

13. Han Y, Sun J, Yang J, Tan Z, Luo J, Lu D*. (2017) Reconstitution of the plant ubiquitination cascade in bacteria using a synthetic biology approach. Plant J. 91(4): 766-776.

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14. Wang S, Sun J, Fan F, Tan Z, Zou Y, Lu D*. (2016) A Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae effector, XopR, associates with receptor-like cytoplasmic kinases and suppresses PAMP-triggered stomatal closure. Sci China Life Sci. 59(9):897-905.

15. Li B*, Lu D*, Shan L. (2014) Ubiquitination of pattern recognition receptors in plant  innate immunity. Mol Plant Pathol. 15(7):737-746. (*equal contributors).

16. Lu D, Lin W, Gao X, Wu S, Cheng C, Avila J, Heese A, Devarenne TP, He P, Shan L. (2011) Direct ubiquitination of pattern recognition receptor FLS2 attenuates plant innate immunity. Science, 332(6036):1439-1442.

17. Lu D*, Wu S*, Gao X, Zhang Y, Shan L, He P. (2010) A receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase, BIK1, associates with a flagellin receptor complex to initiate plant innate immunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 107(1):496-501. (*equal contributors).


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