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Leqing Qu
Regulatory Mechanism of Plant Gene     Professor
1984, BS, Shenyang Agricultural University. 1987, MS, Shenyang Agricultural University. 2000, PhD, Kyushu University, Japan. 2000, Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Institute of Genetics and Development Biology, CAS. 2001-2005, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan. 2005-present, Professor, Research Group Leader, Regulatory mechanism of plant gene expression, Institute of Botany, CAS. In recent years, Dr. Qu has published more than 20 papers, and applied for 16 patents.
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  • Lihong Tian

    Associate Professor
  • Xaingbai Dong

    Research Associate
  • Shuo Xiong

  • Xiong S, Kong XH, Chen GQ, Tian LH, Qian DD, Zhu Z, Qu LQ*.2023. Metallochaperone OsHIPP9 is involved in the retention of cadmium and copper in rice. Plant Cell & Environment, doi: 10.1111/pce.14576 [more]
  • Chen LK, Dong XB, Yang HF, Chai YR, Xia Y, Tian LH, Qu LQ*. 2022. Cytosolic DISPROPORTIONATING ENZYME2 is essential for pollen germination and pollen tube elongation in rice. Plant Physiology, 
  • Qian DD, Xiong S, Li M, Tian LH, Qu LQ*. 2021. OsFes1C, a potential nucleotide exchange factor for OsBiP1, is involved in the ER and salt stress responses. Plant Physiology,  187: 396-408
  • Qian DD, Qiu B, Zhou N, Takaiwa F, Yong WD, Qu LQ*. 2020. Hypotensive activity of transgenic rice seed accumulating multiple antihypertensive peptides. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 68: 7162-7168 
  • Zhang D, Yang HF, Wang XC, Qiu YJ, Tian LH, Qi XQ, Qu LQ*. 2020. Cytochrome P450 family member CYP96B5 hydroxylates alkanes to primary alcohols and is involved in rice leaf cuticular wax synthesis. New Phytologist, 225: 2094-2107[more]
  • Tian LH, Xing YP, Fukuda M, Li R, Kumamaru T, Qian DD, Dong XB, Qu LQ*. 2018.  A conserved motif is essential for the correct assembly of proglutelins and for their export from the endoplasmic reticulum in rice endosperm. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69: 5029-5043[more]
  • Qian DD, Chen GQ, Tian LH, Qu LQ*. 2018. OsDER1 is an ER-associated protein degradation factor that responds to ER stress. Plant Physiology, 178: 402-412[more]
  • Wang XC, Guan YYY, Zhang D, Dong XBi, Tian LH, Qu LQ*. 2017. A β-ketoacyl-CoA synthase is involved in rice leaf cuticular wax synthesis and requires a CER2-LIKE protein as a cofactor. Plant Physiology, 173: 944-955[more]
  • Li S, Wang X, He S, Li J, Huang Q, Imaizumi T, Qu LQ, Qin G, Qu LJ, Gu HY*. 2016. CFLAP1 and CFLAP2 are two bHLH transcription factors participating in synergistic regulation of AtCFL1-mediated cuticle development in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genetics, 12: e1005744[more]
  • Dong XB, Zhang D, Liu J, Liu QQ, Liu HL, Tian L, Jiang L, Qu LQ*. 2015. Plastidial disproportionating enzyme participates in starch synthesis in rice endosperm by transferring maltooligosyl groups from amylose and amylopectin to amylopectin. Plant Physiology, 169: 2496-2512[more]
  • Qian DD, Tian L, Qu LQ*. 2015. Proteomic analysis of endoplasmic reticulum stress responses in rice seeds. Scientific Reports, 5: 14255[more]
  • Xu XP, Liu H, Tian L, Dong XB, Shen SH, Qu LQ*. 2015. Integrated and comparative proteomics of high-oil and high-protein soybean seeds. Food Chemistry, 172: 105-116[more]
  • Yin ZJ, Liu HL, Dong XB, Tian L, Xiao L, Xu YN, Qu LQ*. 2014. Increasing α-linolenic acid content in rice bran by embryo-specific expression of ω-3/Δ15-desaturase gene. Molecular Breeding, 33: 987-996[more]
  • Tian L, Dai LL, Yin ZJ, Fukuda M, Kumamaru K, Dong XB, Xu XP, Qu LQ*. 2013. Small GTPase Sar1 is crucial for proglutelin and α-globulin export from endoplasmic reticulum in rice endosperm. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64: 2831-2845[more]
  • Liu WX, Liu HL, Qu LQ*. 2013. Embryo-specific expression of soybean oleosin altered oil body morphogenesis and increased lipid content in transgenic rice seeds. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 126: 2289-2297[more]
  • Liu HL, Yin ZJ, Xiao L, Xu YN, Qu LQ*. 2012. Identification and evaluation of ω-3 fatty acid desaturase genes for hyper-fortifying α-linolenic acid in transgenic rice seed. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63: 3279-3287[more]
  • Zhou QY, Wang L, Cai X, Wang D, Hua XJ, Qu LQ, Lin JX, Chen T*. 2011. Net sodium fluxes change significantly at anatomically distinct root zones of rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings. Journal of Plant Physiology, 168: 1249-1255[more]
  • Li WJ, Dai LL, Chai ZJ, Yin ZJ, Qu LQ*. 2011. Evaluation of seed storage protein gene 3’-untranslated regions in enhancing gene expression in transgenic rice seed. Transgenic Research, 21: 545-553[more]
  • Li XJ, Yang MF, Chen H, Qu LQ, Chen F, Shen SH*. 2010. Abscisic acid pretreatment enhances salt tolerance of rice seedlings: Proteomic evidence. BBA Protein Proteom, 1804: 929-940[more]
  • Liu WX, Liu HL, Chai ZJ, Xu XP, Song YR, Qu LQ*. 2010. Evaluation of seed storage protein gene 5'-UTR in enhancing gene expression in transgenic rice seed. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 121: 1267-1274[more]
  • Wei JH, Wang YZ, Wang HZ, Li RF, Lin N, Ma RC, Qu LQ, Song YR*. 2008. Pulping performance of transgenic poplar with depressed Caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53: 3553-3558[more]
  • Qu LQ, Xing YP, Liu WX, Xu XP, Song YR*. 2008. Expression pattern and activity of six glutelin gene promoters in transgenic rice. The Journal of Experimental Botany, 59: 2417-2424[more]
  • Qu LQ, Yoshihara T, Ooyama A, Goto Y, Takaiwa F*. 2005. Iron accumulation does not parallel the high expression level of ferritin in transgenic rice seeds. Planta, 222: 225-233[more]
  • Cheng Y, Li H, Li HJ, Li YW, Zhu YF, Qu LQ, Jia X*. 2004. Expression of rice glutelin gene GluA-2 in wheat endosperm. Acta Botanica Sinica, 46: 1220-1225[more]
  • Qu LQ, Takaiwa F*. 2004. Evaluation of tissue specificity and expression strength of rice seed component gene promoters in transgenic rice. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2: 113-125

  • Qu LQ, Tada Y, Takaiwa F*. 2003. In situ Western hybridization: a new highly sensitive technique to detect protein distribution in seeds. Plant Cell Reports, 22: 282-285[more]
  • Qu LQ, Wei XL, Satoh H, Kumamaru T, Ogawa M, Takaiwa F*. 2003. Biochemical and molecular characterization of a rice glutelin allele for the GluA-1 gene. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 107: 20-25[more]
  • Qu LQ, Wei XL, Satoh H, Kumamaru T, Ogawa M, Takaiwa F*. 2002. Inheritance of alleles for glutelin a -2 subunit genes in rice and identification of their corresponding cDNA clone. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 105: 1099-1108[more]
  • Qu LQ, Wei XL, Satoh H, Kumamaru T, Ogawa M, Jia X*. 2001. New rice mutants lacking glutelin α-1 subunit. Acta Genetica Sinica, 28: 229-235[more]
  • Qu LQ, Wei XL, Satoh H, Kumamaru T, Ogawa M, Jia X*. 2001. Micro-heterogeneity of rice seed storage glutelin. Acta Botanica Sinica, 43: 815-820[more]
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