• Journal Papers



Yang, D., Zhao, F., Zhu, D., Chen, X., Kong, X., Wu, Y., Chen, M., Du, J., Qu, L.-j., and Wu, Z#. (2021). Progressive chromatin silencing of ABA biosynthesis gene permits seed germination in Arabidopsis. bioRxiv.

Xu, C*., Wu, Z*., Duan, H.C*., Fang, X., Jia, G., and Dean, C. (2021). R-loop resolution promotes co-transcriptional chromatin silencing. Nat Commun 12, 1790. 

Wang, Q., Xue, Y., Zhang, L., Zhong, Z., Feng, S., Wang, C., Xiao, L., Yang, Z., Harris, C.J., Wu, Z., et al. (2021). Mechanism of siRNA production by a plant Dicer-RNA complex in dicing-competent conformation. Science 374, 1152-1157.

Zhao, N., Su, X.M., Liu, Z.W., Zhou, J.X., Su, Y.N., Cai, X.W., Chen, L., Wu, Z., and He, X.J. (2021). The RNA recognition motif-containing protein UBA2c prevents early flowering by promoting transcription of the flowering repressor FLM in Arabidopsis. New Phytol.

Xu, Z., Shi, X., Bao, M., Song, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, H., Xie, H., Mao, F., Wang, S., Jin, H., et al. (2021). Transcriptome-Wide Analysis of RNA m(6)A Methylation and Gene Expression Changes Among Two Arabidopsis Ecotypes and Their Reciprocal Hybrids. Front Plant Sci 12, 685189.


Wu Z#.  (2020): An introduction to the themed issue on RNA biology in China. Essays in Biochemistry, 64, 863-866.

Zhu D*., Mao F*., Tian Y., Lin X., Gu L., Gu H., Qu L.J., Wu Y#., and Wu Z#. (2020): The features and regulation of co-transcriptional splicing in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant, 13, 278-294.

Wu Z., Fang X., Zhu D., Dean C. (2020). Autonomous pathway: FLC repression through an antisense-mediated chromatin silencing mechanism. Plant Physiology 182, 27-37.

Fang XF*., Wu Z*., Raitskin O, Webb K., Voigt P., Lu T., Howard M., and Dean C. (2020). The 3′ processing of antisense RNAs physically links to chromatin-based transcriptional control. PNAS, 117, 15316-15321.

Before 2017

Huang J., Gu L. Zhang Y., Yan T., Kong G., Kong L., Guo B., Qiu M., Wang Y., Jing M., Xing W., Ye W., Wu Z., Zhang Z., Zheng X., Gijzen M., Wang Y., Dong S. (2017). An oomycete plant pathogen reprograms host pre-mRNA splicing to subvert immunity. Nature Communications 8, 2051-2063.

Ietswaart, R.*, Rosa, S.*, Wu, Z.*, Dean, C., and Howard, M. (2017). Cell-size-dependent transcription of FLC and its antisense long non-coding RNA COOLAIR explain cell-to-cell expression variation. Cell Systems 4, 622-635 e629.

Wu, Z.*, Ietswaart, R.*, Liu, F., Yang, H., Howard, M., and Dean, C. (2016). Quantitativeregulation of FLC via coordinated transcriptional initiation and elongation. PNAS 113,218-223.

Wu, Z.*, Zhu, D.*, Lin, X.*, Miao, J.*, Gu, L., Deng, X., Yang, Q., Sun, K., Cao, X., Tsuge, T., Dean, C., Aoyama, T., Gu, H., and Qu, L.J. (2016). RNA-binding proteins RZ-1B andRZ-1C play critical roles in regulating pre-mRNA splicing and gene expression duringdevelopment in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 28, 55-73.

Wang, Z.W.*, Wu, Z.*, Raitskin, O., Sun, Q., and Dean, C. (2014). Antisense-mediated FLCtranscriptional repression requires the P-TEFb transcription elongation factor. PNAS 111,7468-7473.

Zhu, D.*, Wu, Z.*, Cao, G.*, Li, J., Wei, J., Tsuge, T., Gu, H., Aoyama, T., and Qu, L.J. (2014). TRANSLUCENT GREEN, an ERF family transcription factor, controls water balance in Arabidopsis by activating the expression of aquaporin genes. Molecular Plant 7,601-615.

Marquardt, S., Raitskin, O., Wu, Z., Liu, F., Sun, Q., and Dean, C. (2014). Functionalconsequences of splicing of the antisense transcript COOLAIR on FLC transcription.Molecular Cell 54, 156-165.

Ietswaart, R., Wu, Z., and Dean, C. (2012). Flowering time control: another window to the connection between antisense RNA and chromatin. Trends in Genetics 28, 445-453.

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