Ying Gu

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Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Research Summary

Cellulose biosynthesis in plants: identification and characterization of novel components in cellulose synthase complexes to increase the efficiency of biomass-based energy production.

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Recent Publications

A historical perspective on the regulation of cellulose biosynthesis

Allen, H., Wei, D., Gu, Y. & Li, S., Jan 15 2021, In: Carbohydrate Polymers. 252, 117022.

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Distinguishing Mesoscale Polar Order (Unidirectional vs Bidirectional) of Cellulose Microfibrils in Plant Cell Walls Using Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy

Makarem, M., Nishiyama, Y., Xin, X., Durachko, D. M., Gu, Y., Cosgrove, D. J. & Kim, S. H., Sep 17 2020, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 124, 37, p. 8071-8081 11 p.

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Cellulose synthase interactive1- and microtubule-dependent cell wall architecture is required for acid growth in Arabidopsis hypocotyls

Xin, X., Lei, L., Zheng, Y., Zhang, T., Pingali, S. V., O'neill, H., Cosgrove, D. J., Li, S., Gu, Y. & Moulia, B., May 30 2020, In: Journal of experimental botany. 71, 10, p. 2982-2994 13 p.

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Disruption of very-long-chain-fatty acid synthesis has an impact on the dynamics of cellulose synthase in arabidopsis thaliana

Zhu, X., Tellier, F., Gu, Y. & Li, S., Nov 2020, In: Plants. 9, 11, p. 1-19 19 p., 1599.

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Impact of acidic pH on plant cell wall polysaccharide structure and dynamics: insights into the mechanism of acid growth in plants from solid-state NMR

Phyo, P., Gu, Y. & Hong, M., Jan 15 2019, In: Cellulose. 26, 1, p. 291-304 14 p.

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CSI1, PATROL1, and exocyst complex cooperate in delivery of cellulose synthase complexes to the plasma membrane

Zhu, X., Li, S., Pan, S., Xin, X. & Gu, Y., 2018, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 15, p. E3578-E3587

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Cellulose synthase complexes act in a concerted fashion to synthesize highly aggregated cellulose in secondary cell walls of plants

Li, S., Bashline, L., Zheng, Y., Xin, X., Huang, S., Kong, Z., Kim, S. H., Cosgrove, D. J. & Gu, Y., Oct 4 2016, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 40, p. 11348-11353 6 p.

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Differential regulation of clathrin and its adaptor proteins during membrane recruitment for endocytosis

Wang, C., Hu, T., Yan, X., Meng, T., Wang, Y., Wang, Q., Zhang, X., Gu, Y., Sánchez-Rodríguez, C., Gadeyne, A., Lin, J., Persson, S., van Damme, D., Li, C., Bednarek, S. Y. & Pan, J., May 2016, In: Plant physiology. 171, 1, p. 215-229 15 p.

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The TWD40-2 protein and the AP2 complex cooperate in the clathrin-mediated endocytosis of cellulose synthase to regulate cellulose biosynthesis

Bashline, L., Li, S., Zhu, X. & Gu, Y., Oct 13 2015, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 41, p. 12870-12875 6 p.

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Using the split-ubiquitin yeast two-hybrid system to test protein–protein interactions of transmembrane proteins

Bashline, L. & Gu, Y., Jan 1 2015, In: Methods in Molecular Biology. 1242, p. 143-158 16 p.

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