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Jie Le
Plant Epidermal Development and Regulation     Professor
1988, BA, Beijing Agricultural University. 1997, MS, China Agricultural University. 2002, PhD, University of Antwerp(Belgium). 2003-2006, Post-doctoralResearch Assistant, Purdue University(USA). 2006-2008, Research Associate,Ohio State University (USA) and University of British Columbia (Canada). 2008-present, Professor, Principal Investigator.
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  • Lab Members
  • Jie Le

  • Kezhen Yang

    Associate Professor
  • Chunxia Zhang

    Research Associate
  • Yi Li

    PhD student
  • Min Yan

    PhD student
  • Huichao Liu

    PhD student
  • Qixiumei He

    PhD student
  • Shi Li

    PhD student
  • Jie Zhang

    MSc student

  • Chaoran Zuo

    MSc student
  • Zhibin Fan

    MSc student
  • Junling Yue

    MSc student
  • Leng YJ#, Yao YS#, Yang KZ#, Wu PX, Xia YX, Zuo CR, Luo JH, Wang P, Liu YY, Zhang XQ, Ye D, Le J, Chen LQ*. 2022. Arabidopsis ERdj3B coordinates with ERECTA-family receptor kinases to regulate ovule development and the heat stress response. Plant Cell, doi:10.1093/plcell/koac226
  • Yang Y, Liu F, Liu L, Zhu M, Yuan J, Mai YX, Zou JJ, Le J, Wang Y, Palme K, Li X, Wang Y, Wang L*. 2022. The unconventional prefoldin RPB5 interactor mediates the gravitropic response by modulating cytoskeleton organization and auxin transport in Arabidopsis. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology,doi: 10.1111/jipb.13341 
  • Yang KZ#, Zuo CR#, Leng YJ, Yue JL, Liu HC, Fan ZB, Xue XY, Dong J, Chen LQ, Le J*. 2022. The functional specificity of ERECTA-family receptors in Arabidopsis stomatal development is ensured by molecular chaperones in the endoplasmic reticulum. Development, 149:17 [more]
  • Qu XX, Zou JJ, Wang JX, Yang KZ, Wang XQ*, Le J*. 2022. A rice R2R3-Type MYB transcription factor OsFLP positively regulates drought stress response via OsNAC. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23:5873 [more]
  • Zhang CX, Zhang J, Liu HC, Qu XX, Wang JX, He QXM, Zou JJ, Yang KZ, Le J*. 2022. Transcriptomic analysis reveals the role of FOUR LIPS in response to salt stress in rice. Plant Molecular Biology, 110:37-52 [more]
  • Wang L#, Li D#, Yang K#, Guo X, Bian C, Nishimura T, Le J, Morita MT, Bergmann DC, Dong J*. 2022. Connected function of PRAF/RLD and GNOM in membrane trafficking controls intrinsic cell polarity in plants. Nature Communications, 13: 7
  • Li Y, Xue S, He Q, Wang J, Zhu L, Zou J, Zhang J, Zuo C, Fan Z, Yue J, Zhang C, Yang K, Le J*. 2022. Arabidopsis F-BOX STRESS INDUCED 4 is required to repress excessive divisions in stomatal development. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 64: 56-72
  • Yang KZ#,*, Wang L#, Le J, Dong J*. 2020. Cell polarity: Regulators and mechanisms in plants. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 62:132-147[more]
  • Yang KZ, Zhu LL, Wang HZ, Jiang M, Xiao CW, Hu XY, Vanneste S, Dong J, Le J*. 2019. A conserved but plant-specific CDK-mediated regulation of DNA replication protein A2 in the precise control of stomatal terminal division. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 116: 18126-1813
  • Qi SL#, Lin QF#, Feng XJ, Han HL, Liu J, Zhang L, Wu S, Le J*, Blumwald E, Hua X*. 2019. IDD16 negatively regulates stomatal initiation via trans-repression of SPCH in Arabidopsis. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 17:1446 
  • Xue S, Zou J, Liu Y, Wang M, Zhang C, Le J*. 2019. Involvement of BIG5 and BIG3 in BRI1 trafficking reveals diverse functions of BIG-subfamily ARF-GEFs in plan growth and gravitropism. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20:2339

  • Qu XX, Yan M, Zou JJ, Jiang M, Yang KZ,  Le J*. 2018. A2-type cyclin is required for the asymmetric entry division in rice stomatal development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69: 3587-3599
  • Zou JJ, Zheng ZY, Xue S, Li HH, Wang YR, Le J*. 2016. Arabidopsis Actin-Related Protein3 functions in amyloplast sedimentation and polar auxin transport in root gravitropism. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67: 5325-5337[more]
  • Wang HZ, Yang KZ, Zou JJ, Xie ZD, Morita M, Tasaka M, Friml J, Grotewold E, Beeckman T, Vanneste S, Sack F, Le J*. 2015 Transcriptional regulation of PIN genes by FOUR LIPS and MYB88 during Arabidopsis root gravitropism. Nature Communications, 6:8822[more]
  • Chen Q, Liu Y, Maere S, Lee EK, Van Isterdael G, Xie ZD, Xuan W, Lucas J, Vassileva V, Kitakura S, Marhav P, Wabnik K, Geldner N, Benkov E, Le J, Fukaki H, Grotewold E, Li CY, Friml J, Sack F, Beeckman T, Vanneste S*. 2015. A coherent transcriptional feed-forward motif model for mediating auxin-sensitive PIN3 expression during lateral root development. Nature Communications, 6:8821[more]
  • Zheng HQ, Han F, Le J*. 2015. Higher plants in space: Microgravity perception, response, and adaptation. Microgravity Science and Technology, 6: 377-386[more]
  • Zheng ZY, Zou JJ, Li HH, Xue S, Wang YR, Le J*. 2015. Microrheological insights into the dynamics of amyloplasts in root gravity-sensing cells. Molecular Plant, 8: 660-663[more]
  • Yang KZ, Jiang M, Wang M, Xue S, Zhu LL, Wang HZ, Zou JJ, Lee E, Sack F, Le J*. 2015. Phosphorylation of serine 186 of bHLH transcription factor SPEECHLESS promotes stomatal development in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant, 8: 783-795[more]
  • Wang M, Yang KZ, Le J*. 2015. Organ-specific effects of brassinosteroids on stomatal production coordinate with the action of too many mouths. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 57: 247-255[more]
  • Le J*, Zou J, Yang K, Wang M. 2014. Signaling to stomatal initiation and cell division. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5:297[more]
  • Yang KZ, Wang HZ, Shan X, Qu XX, Zou JJ, Le J*. 2014. Requirement of A-type cyclin-dependent kinase and cyclins for the terminal division in the stomatal lineage of Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65: 2449-2461[more]
  • Yang KZ, Jiang M, Le J*. 2014. A new loss-of-function allele 28y reveals a role of ARGONAUTE1 in limiting asymmetric division of stomatal lineage ground cell. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 56: 539-549[more]
  • Le J*, Liu XG, Yang KZ, Chen XL, Zou JJ, Wang HZ, Wang M, Vanneste S, Morita M, Tasaka M, Ding ZJ, Friml J, Beeckman T, Sack F*. 2014. Auxin transport and activity regulate stomatal patterning and development. Nature Communications, 5: 3090 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4090[more]
  • Kotchoni SO, Zakharova T, Mallery E, Le J, El-Assal S, Szymanski D*. 2009. The association of the Arabidopsis actin-related protein (ARP) 2/3 complex with cell membranes is linked to its assembly status, but not its activation. Plant Physiology, 151: 2095–2109[more]
  • Basu D, Le J, Zakharova T, Mallery E, Szymanski D*. 2008. A SPIKE1 signaling complex controls actin-dependent cell morphogenesis through the heteromeric WAVE and ARP2/3 complexes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 105: 4044-4049[more]
  • Verbelen J-P, De Cnodder T, Le J, Vissenberg K, Baluska F*. 2006. The root apex of Arabidopsis thaliana consists of four distinct zones of growth activities. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 1: 6[more]
  • Le J, Mallery E, Zhang C, Brankle S, Szymanski D*. 2006. Arabidopsis BRICK1 is an essential subunit of the WAVE complex that selectively stabilizes the Arp2/3 activator SCAR2. Current Biology, 16: 895-901[more]
  • Smets R#, Le J#, Prinsen E, Verbelen JP, Van Onckelen HA*. 2005. Cytokinin-induced hypocotyl elongation in light-grown Arabidopsis plants with inhibited ethylene action or indole-3-acetic acid transport. Planta, 221: 39-47[more]
  • Le J, Vandenbussche F, De Cnodder T, Van Der Straeten D, Verbelen JP*. 2005. Cell elongation and microtubule behaviour in the Arabidopsis hypocotyl: responses to ethylene and auxin. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 24: 166-178[more]
  • Basu D#, Le J#, El-Essal S, Huang S, Zhang C, Mallery E, Koliantz G, Staiger C, Szymanski D*. 2005. DISTORTED3/SCAR2 is a putative Arabidopsis WAVE complex subunit that activates Arp2/3 and is required for epidermal morphogenesis. Plant Cell, 17: 502-524[more]
  • Le J, Vandenbussche F, Van Der Straeten D, Verbelen JP*. 2004. Position and cell type dependent microtubule reorientation characterizes the early response of the Arabidopsis root epidermis to ethylene. Physiologia Plantarum, 121: 513-519[more]
  • Basu D, El-Assal S, Le J, Mallery E and Szymanski D*. 2004. Interchangeable functions of Arabidopsis PIROGI and the human WAVE complex subunit SRA1 during leaf epidermal development. Development, 131: 4345-4355[more]
  • El-Assal S#, Le J#, Basu D, Mallery E, Szymanski D*. 2004. Arabidopsis GNARLED encodes a NAP125 homologue that positively regulates ARP2/3. Current Biology, 14: 1405-1409[more]
  • El-Assal S, Le J, Basu D, Mallery E, Szymanski D*. 2004. DISTORTED2 encodes an ARPC2 subunit of the putative Arabidopsis ARP2/3 complex. Plant Journal, 38: 526-538[more]
  • Verbelen J-P, Le J, Vissenberg K*. 2003. The cytoskeleton, elongation and the control of elongation. Cell Biology International, 27: 287-289[more]
  • Vandenbussche F, Smalle J, Le J, Saibo N, Paepe A, Chaerle L, Tietz O, Smets R, Laarhoven L, Harren F, Onckelen H, Palme K, Verbelen J, Straeten D*. 2003. The Arabidopsis mutant alh1 illustrates a cross talk between ethylene and auxin. Plant Physiology, 131: 1228-1238[more]
  • Le J, El-Assal S, Basu D, Saad M, Szymanski D*. 2003. Requirements for Arabidopsis ATARP3 and ATARPP3 during epidermal development. Current Biology, 13: 1341-1347[more]
  • Verbelen J-P, Vissenberg K, Kerstens S, Le J*. 2001. Cell expansion in the epidermis: microtubules, cellulose orientation and wall loosening enzymes. Journal of Plant Physiology, 158: 537-543[more]
  • Van Gestel K, Le J, Verbelen JP*. 2001. A comparison of F-actin labeling methods for light microscopy in different plant specimens: multiple techniques supplement each other. Micron, 32: 571-578[more]
  • Le J, Vandenbussche F, Van Der Straeten D, Verbelen JP*. 2001. In the early response of Arabidopsis roots to ethylene, cell elongation is up- and down regulated and uncoupled from differentiation. Plant Physiology, 125: 519-522[more]
  • Le J, Wang Z, Zhang FS*. 1997. Effects of boron-deficiency on growth of cucumber seedlings as affected by low temperature and illumination. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Sciences, 3: 42-51[more]
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