Guodong Ren Laboratory

Genomics, pathways and functions of regulatory small RNAs in plants
  • Gao S, Gao J, Zhu X, Song Y, Li Z, Ren G, Zhou X*, Kuai B* (2016) ABF2, ABF3 and ABF4 promote ABA-mediated chlorophyll degradation and leaf senescence by transcriptional activation of chlorophyll catabolic genes and senescence-associated genes in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant doi:10.1016/j.molp.2016.06.006

  • Li S, Gao J, Yao L, Ren G, Zhu X, Gao S, Qiu K, Zhou X* & Kuai B* (2016). The role of ANAC072 in the regulation of chlorophyll degradation during age-and dark-induced leaf senescence. Plant Cell Rep, DOI: 10.1007/s00299-016-1991-1

  • Wu S#, Li Z#, Yang L, Xie Z, Chen J, Zhang W, Liu T, Gao S, Gao J, Zhu Y, Xin J, Ren G*, and Kuai B* (2016). NON-YELLOWING2 (NYE2), a close paralog of NYE1, plays a positive role in chlorophyll degradation in Arabidopsis. Mol. Plant. doi: 10.1016/ j.molp.2015.12.016.

  • Chen J, Ren G, Kuai B* (2016) The Mystery of Mendel's Stay-Green: Magnesium Stays Chelated in Chlorophylls. Mol Plant DOI:10.1016/j.molp.2016.11.004

  • Wei Q*, Jiao C, Guo L, Ding Y, Cao J, Feng J, Dong C, Mao Y, Sun H, Yu F, Yang G, Shi P, Ren G and Fei Z* (2016) Exploring key cellular processes and candidate genes regulating the primary thickening growth of Moso underground shoots. New Phytol. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14284

  • Zhu X, Chen J, Xie Z, Gao J, Ren G, Gao S, Zhou X, Kuai B* (2015) Jasmonic Acid Promotes Degreening via MYC2/3/4- and ANAC019/055/072-mediated Regulation of Major Chlorophyll Catabolic Genes. Plant J DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13030

  • Qiu K, Li Z, Yang Z, Chen J, Wu S, Zhu X, Gao S, Gao J, Ren G, Kuai B*, Zhou X* (2015) EIN3 and ORE1 Accelerate Degreening during Ethylene-Mediated Leaf Senescence by Directly Activating Chlorophyll Catabolic Genes in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 11(7): e1005399.

  • Zhang C, Zhang W, Ren G, Li D, Cahoon RE, Chen M, Zhou Y, Yu B, Cahoon EB (2015) Chlorophyll Synthase under Epigenetic Surveillance Is Critical for Vitamin E Synthesis, and Altered Expression Affects Tocopherol Levels in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 168(4):1503-1511

  • Tu B#, Xu C#, Liu L#, Zhai J, Li S, Lopez M A, Zhao Y, Yu Y, Ramachandran V, Ren G, Yu B, Li S, Meyers B C, Mo B*, and Chen X* (2015) Distinct and cooperative activities of HESO1 and URT1 nucleotidyl transferases in microRNA turnover in Arabidopsis. Plos Genetics 11 (4): e1005119. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005119

  • Wang X#, Zhang S#, Dou Y#, Zhang C, Chen X, Yu B*, Ren G* (2015) Synergistic and independent actions of multiple terminal nucleotidyl transferases in 3? tailing of small RNAs in Arabidopsis. Plos Genetics 11(4): e1005091. doi:10.1371/journal. pgen.1005091

  • Wang X, Gao J, Zhu Z, Dong X, Wang X, Ren G, Zhou X*, Kuai B* (2015) TCP transcription factors are critical for the coordinated regulation of ISOCHORISMATE SYNTHASE 1 expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 82, 151?162

  • Zhu Z, Gao J, Yang J, Wang X, Ren G, Ding Y, Kuai B* (2014) Synthetic promoters consisting of defined cis-acting elements link multiple signaling pathways to probenazole-inducible system. J Zhejiang Univ Sci. 16(4):253-263.

  • Ren G*, Chen X, Yu B* (2014) Small RNAs meet their targets: when methylation defends miRNAs from uridylation. RNA Biol. 11(9):1099-104

  • Ren G#, Xie M#, Zhang S, Vinovskis C, Chen X and Yu B* (2014) Methylation protects miRNAs from an AGO1-associated activity that uridylates 5' RNA fragments generated by AGO1 cleavage. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111 (17), 6365-6370

  • Zhang W, Liu T, Ren G, H?rtensteiner S, Zhou Y, Cahoon EB, and Zhang C* (2014) Chlorophyll degradation: the tocopherol biosynthesis related phytol hydrolase in Arabidopsis seeds is still missing. Plant Physiol. 166 (1), 70-79

  • Zhang S, Xie M, Ren G and Yu B* (2013) CDC5, a DNA binding protein, positively regulates posttranscriptional processing and/or transcription of primary microRNA transcripts. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110(43): 17588-593

  • Ren G, Yu B* (2012) Critical roles of RNA-binding proteins in miRNA biogenesis in Arabidopsis. RNA Biol 9(12):1424-8

  • Ren G, Yu B* (2012) Post-transcriptional control of miRNA abundance in Arabidopsis. Plant Sig Behav 7(11): 1443 - 1446

  • Ren G, Chen X, Yu B* (2012) Uridylation of miRNAs by HEN1 SUPPRESSOR1 in Arabidopsis. Curr Biol 22(8): 695-700

  • Ren G, Xie M, Dou Y, Zhang S, Zhang C, Yu B* (2012) Regulation of small RNA abundance by TOUGH in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109(31): 12817-12821 (Direct Submission)

  • Xie M#, Ren G#, Zhang C, Yu B* (2012) The DNA and RNA binding protein FACTOR of DNA METHYLATION 1 requires XH domain-mediated complex formation for its function in RNA-directed DNA methylation. Plant J 72, 491?500 (#, Equal Contribution)

  • Xie M, Ren G, Pedro C, Pontes O, Yu B* (2012) A subgroup of SGS3-like proteins act redundantly in RNA-directed DNA methylation. Nucleic Acids Res 40 (10): 4422-4431

  • Xu Y, Santamaria RR, Virdi KS, Arrieta-Montiel MP, Razvi F, Li S, Ren G, Yu B, Guo L, Feng X, Dweikat I and Mackenzie S* (2012) The Chloroplast Triggers Developmental Reprogramming When MUTS HOMOLOG1 Is Suppressed in Plants. Plant Physiol 159(2):710-720

  • Zhu Y, Zhao H, Ren G, Yu X, Cao S, Kuai B* (2005) Characterization of a Novel Developmentally Retarded Mutant (drm1) Associated with the Autonomous Flowering Pathway in Arabidopsis. Cell Res 15(2): 133-140

  • Ren G, An K, Liao Y, Zhou X, Cao Y, Zhao H, Ge X, Kuai B* (2007) Identification of a Novel Chloroplast Protein Regulating Chlorophyll Degradation during Leaf Senescence in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 144: 1429-1441

  • Ren G#, Zhou Q#, Wu S, Zhang Y, Zhang L, Huang J, Sun Z, Kuai B* (2010) Reverse genetic identification of CRN1 and its distinctive role in chlorophyll degradation in Arabidopsis. J Integr Plant Biol 52 (5): 496-504

  • Zhao H, Qiu K, Ren G, Zhu Y, Kuai B* (2010) A Pleiotropic Phenotype is Associated with Altered Endogenous Hormone Balance in the Developmentally Stunted Mutant (dsm1). J Plant Biol 53(1):79-87