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ZHONG, Shangwei
E-mail: shangwei.zhong(AT)pku.edu.cn
Office Address: Wang Kezhen Building,Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District,Beijing, P.R.China 100871
Lab Phone: 62760681
Lab Address: Wang Kezhen Building,Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District,Beijing, P.R.China 100871
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Editorial Activities
Editorial Board Member for the journals: National Science Review, Frontiers in Plant Science.
Representative Peer-Reviewed Publications
(#equal contribution, *corresponding author)
25. Zhao Y.#, Shi H.#, Pan Y.#, Lyu M., Yang Z., Kou X., Deng X., Zhong S.*, Sensory circuitry controls cytosolic calcium-mediated phytochrome B phototransduction, Cell, 2023, 186: 1230-1243. [Highlighted by Science Bulletin, New Phytologist, and recommended by F1000]

24. Shi H.*, Zhong S.*, Light and temperature perceptions go through a phase separation, Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 2023, 74: 102397. (Invited review)

23. Hwang Y., Han S., Yoo C., Hong L., You C., Le B., Shi H., Zhong S., Hoecker U., Chen X., Chen M.*, Anterograde signaling controls plastid transcription via sigma factors separately from nuclear photosynthesis genes, Nature Communications, 2022, 13: 7440.

22. Chen D., Lyu M., Kou X., Li J., Yang Z., Gao L., Li Y., Fan L., Shi H., Zhong S.*, Integration of light and temperature sensing by liquid-liquid phase separation of phytochrome B, Molecular Cell, 2022, 82: 3015-3029. (Cover Article)
[Cover Article of the issue, Previewed by Prof. Enamul Huq in Molecular Cell,Highlighted by the Editors in Nature structure & Molecular Biology, and recommended by F1000]

21. Wu Q., Zhong S., Shi H.*, MicroProteins: Dynamic and accurate regulation of protein activity, JIPB, 2022, 64: 812-820.

20. Li W., Li Q., Lyu M.., Wang Z., Song Z., Zhong S., Gu H., Dong J., Dresselhaus T., Zhong S., Qu L.*, Lack of ethylene does not affect reproductive success and synergid cell death in Arabidopsis, Molecular Plant, 2022, 15: 354-362.

19. Jiang A., Guo Z., Pan J., Yang Y., Zhuang Y., Zuo D., Hao C., Gao Z., Xin P., Chu J., Zhong S., Li L.*, The PIF1-miR408-PLANTACYANIN repression cascade regulates light-dependent seed germination, Plant Cell, 2021, 33: 1506-1529.

18. Wu Q., Li Y., Lyu M., Luo Y., Shi H., Zhong S.*, Touch-induced seedling morphological changes are determined by ethylene-regulated pectin degradation, Science Advances, 2020, 6 (48), eabc9294.

17. Wu Q., Kuang K., Lyu M., Zhao Y., Li Y., L J., Pan Y., Shi H., Zhong S.*, Allosteric deactivation of PIFs and EIN3 by microProteins in light control of plant development, PNAS, 2020, 117: 18858-18868. [Recommended by F1000]

16. Yang C., Shen W., Yang L., Sun Y., Li X., Lai M., Wei J., Wang C., Xu Y., Li F., Liang S., Yang C., Zhong S., Luo M.*, Gao C.*, HY5-HDA9 Module Transcriptionally Regulates Plant Autophagy in Response to Light-to-Dark Conversion and Nitrogen Starvation, Molecular Plant, 2020, 13: 515-531.

15. Lyu M.#, Shi H.#, Li Y., Kuang K., Yang Z., Li J., Chen D., Li Y., Kou X., Zhong S.*, Oligomerization and photo-deoligomerization of HOOKLESS1 controls plant differential cell growth, Developmental Cell, 2019, 51: 78-88.

14. Shi H.#, Lyu M.#, Luo Y.#, Liu S.#, Li Y., He H., Wei N., Deng X.W.*, Zhong S.*, Genome-wide regulation of light-controlled seedling morphogenesis by three families of transcription factors, PNAS, 2018,115: 6482-6487.

13. Liu X., Liu R., Li Y., Shen X., Zhong S.*, Shi H.*, EIN3 and PIF3 Form an Interdependent Module that Represses Chloroplast Development in Buried Seedling, Plant Cell, 2017,29: 3051-3067.
[TOP5 Most Read Articles in the month of publication, Highlighted and Previewed by Plant Cell, and recommended by F1000]

12. Liu X., Li Y., Zhong S.*, Interplay between Light and Plant Hormones in the Control of Arabidopsis Seedling Chlorophyll Biosynthesis, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2017, 8: 1433.

11. Shi H.#, Shen X.#, Liu R., Xue C., Wei N., Deng X.W.*, Zhong S.*, The red light receptor phytochrome B directly enhances substrate-E3 ligase interactions to attenuate ethylene responses, Developmental Cell , 2016,39:597-610. (Cover Article)
[Cover Article of the issue, Previewed by Prof. Jose M. Alonso in Developmental Cell,and recommended by the Editors` Choice in Science Signaling]

10. Shen X.#, Li Y.#, Pan Y.#, Zhong S.*, Activation of HLS1 by Mechanical Stress via Ethylene-Stabilized EIN3 Is Crucial for Seedling Soil Emergence, Frontiers in Plant Science , 2016 , 7: 1571.

9. Shi H., Liu R., Xue C., Shen X., Wei N., Deng X.W.* , Zhong S.*, Seedlings Transduce the Depth and Mechanical Pressure of Covering Soil Using COP1 and Ethylene to Regulate EBF1/EBF2 for Soil Emergence , Current Biology , 2016 , 26: 139-149.
[Previewed by Prof. Winslow R. Briggs in Current Biology,recommended by Prof.Jorge J. Casal in Nature Plants,and featured by Prof. Eva Benkova in Trends in Plant Science]

8. Shi H., Wang X., Mo X., Tang C., Zhong S.*, Deng X.W.*, Arabidopsis DET1 degrades HFR1 but stabilizes PIF1 to precisely regulate seed germination , PNAS , 2015 , 112 (12): 3817-3822.

7. Zhong S., Shi H., Xue C., Wei N., Guo H., Deng X.W.*, Ethylene-orchestrated circuitry coordinates a seedling`s response to soil cover and etiolated growth , PNAS , 2014 , 111 (11): 3913-20.
[Recommended by F1000]

6. Seo K.#, Lee J.#, Nezames C.D.#, Zhong S., Song E., Byun M., Deng X.D.*, ABD1 is an Arabidopsis DCAF Substrate Receptor for CUL4-DDB1-Based E3 Ligases that Acts as a Negative Regulator of Abscisic Acid Signaling , Plant Cell , 2014 , 26: 695–711.

5. Shi H.#, Zhong S.#, Mo X.#, Liu N., Nezames C.D., Deng X.W.*, HFR1 sequesters PIF1 to govern the transcrIptional network underlying light-initiated seed germination in Arabidopsis , Plant Cell , 2013 , 25: 3770–3784.

4. Shen H., He H., Li J., Chen W., Wang X., Guo L., Peng Z., He G., Zhong S., Qi Y., Terzaghi W., Deng X.W.*, Genome-Wide Analysis of DNA Methylation and Gene Expression Changes in Two Arabidopsis Ecotypes and Their Reciprocal Hybrids , Plant Cell , 2012 , 24: 875 -92.

3. Zhong S., Shi H., Xue C., Wang L., Xi Y., Li J., Quail P.H., Deng X.W.*, Guo H.*, A molecular framework of light-controlled phytohormone action in Arabidopsis , Current Biology , 2012 , 22: 1530–1535.
[Previewed by Prof.Christian Fankhauser in Current Biology,and recommended by F1000]

2. Zhong S., Shi H., Xi Y., Guo H.*, Ethylene is crucial for seedlings’ chlorophyll synthesis and survival during de-etiolation , Plant Signal & behavior , 2010 , 5: 739–742.

1. Zhong S., Zhao M., Shi T., Shi H., An F., Zhao Q., Guo H.*, EIN3/EIL1 cooperate with PIF1 to prevent photo-oxidation and promote greening of Arabidopsis seedlings , PNAS , 2009 , 106 (50): 21431-21436.
Plants and Environment, undergraduate and graduate students, Autumn Semester;
Photosynthesis and Material cycle, undergraduate and graduate students, Autumn Semester;
Biochemistry Seminar, undergraduate students, Spring Semester;
Developmental Biology, undergraduate students, Spring Semester;
Frontiers in plant photobiology and hormones, graduate students, Spring Semester;
PTN Plant track course-Plant hormones, graduate students, Spring Semester.
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