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Yangdou Wei

Yangdou Wei

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD


Office: Biology 228
Phone: 306-966-4447


Plant-Microbe Interaction, Plant Disease Resistance, Fungal Virulence and Pathogenicity, Pathogenomics


Liu, G., Ji, Y., Bhuiyan, N.H., Pilot, G., Selvaraj, G., Zou, J. and Wei, Y.D.  (2010). Amino acid homeostasis modulates salicylic acid-associated redox status and defense responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 22:3845-3863.[Link]

Shen, W., Li, J., Dauk, M., Huang, Y., Periappuram, C., Wei, Y.D. and Zou, J. (2010). Metabolic and transcriptional responses of glycerolipid pathways to perturbation of glycerol-3-phosphate in Arabidopsis. J Biol Chem 285:22957-22965.[Link]

Feng, J., Wang, F., Liu, G.S., Greenshields, D., Shen, W., Kaminskyj, K., Hughes, G.R., Peng, Y.L., Selvaraj, G., Zou, J. and Wei, Y.D. (2009). Analysis of a Blumeria graminis secreted lipase reveals the importance of host epicuticular wax components in fungal development. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 22:1601-1610.[Link]

Bhuiyan N.H, Selvaraj G, Wei Y.D., King J. (2009). Gene expression profiling and silencing reveal that monolignol biosynthesis plays a critical role in penetration defence in wheat against powdery mildew invasion. J Exp Bot 60:509-521.[Link]

Ding, S., Mehrabi, R., Koten, C., Kang, Z., Wei, Y., Seong, K., Kistler, H.C. and Xu, J.R. (2009). Transducin beta-like gene FTL1 is essential for pathogenesis in Fusarium graminearum. Eukaryot Cell 8:867-876.[Link]

Umeshappa, C.S., Huang, H., Xie, Y., Wei, Y.D., Mulligan, S.J., Deng, Y. and Xiang J. (2009). CD4+ Th-APC with acquired peptide/MHC class I and II complexes stimulate type 1 helper CD4+ and central memory CD8+ T cell responses. J Immunol 182:193-206.[Link]

Liu, G., Greenshields, D.L., Sammynaiken, R., Hirji, R.N., Selvaraj, G. and Wei, Y.D. (2007). Targeted alterations in iron homeostasis underlie plant defense responses. J Cell Sci 120:596-605.[Link]

Bhuiyan, N.H., Liu, W., Liu, G., Selvaraj, G., Wei, Y.D. and King, J. (2007). Transcriptional regulation of genes involved in the pathways of biosynthesis and supply of methyl units in response to powdery mildew attack and abiotic stresses in wheat. Plant Mol Biol 64:305-318.[Link]

Liu, G., Kennedy, R., Greenshields, D.L., Peng, G., Forseille, L., Selvaraj, G. and Wei, Y.D.  (2007). Detached and attached Arabidopsis leaf assays reveal distinctive defense responses against hemibiotrophic Colletotrichum species. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 20:1308-1319.[Link]

Greenshields, D.L., Liu, G., Feng, J., Selvaraj, G. and Wei, Y.D. (2007). The siderophore biosynthetic gene SID1, but not the ferroxidase gene FET3, is required for full Fusarium graminearum virulence. Mol Plant Pathol 8:411-421.[Link]

Hao, S., Liu, Y., Yuan, J., Zhang, X., He, T., Wu, X., Wei, Y.D., Sun, D. and Xiang, J. (2007). Novel exosome-targeted CD4+ T cell vaccine counteracting CD4+25+ regulatory T cell-mediated immune suppression and stimulating efficient central memory CD8+ CTL responses. J Immunol 179:2731-2740.[Link]

Shen, W., Wei, Y.D., Dauk, M., Tan, Y., Taylor, D.C., Selvaraj, G. and Zou, J. (2006). Involvement of a glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase in modulating NADH/NAD+ ratio provides evidence of a mitochondrial glycerol-3-phosphate shuttle in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 18:422-441.[Link]

Feng, J., Liu, G., Selvaraj, G., Hughes, G.R. and Wei, Y.D. (2005). A secreted lipase encoded by LIP1 is necessary for efficient use of saturated triglyceride lipids in Fusarium graminearum. Microbiology 151:3911-3921.[Link]

Greenshields, D., Liu, G., Selvaraj, G. and Wei, Y.D. (2005). Differential regulation of quinone reductase genes in powdery mildew infected wheat. Planta 222:867-875.[Link]

Liu, G., Sheng, X., Greenshields, D.L., Ogieglo, A., Kaminskyj, S., Selvaraj, G. and Wei, Y.D. (2005). Profiling of wheat class-III peroxidase genes derived from powdery mildew attached epidermis reveals distinct sequence-dependent expression patterns. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 18:730-741.[Link]

Wei, Y.D., Shen, W., Dauk, M., Wang, F., Selvaraj, G. and Zou, J. (2004). Targeted-gene disruption of glycerol-3-phosphate Dehydrogenase in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides reveals evidence that glycerol is a transferred nutrient from host plant to fungal pathogen. J Biol Chem 279:429-435.[Link]

Wei, Y.D., Shih, J., Li, J. and Goodwin, P.H. (2002). Two pectin lyase genes, pnl-1 and pnl-2, from Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. malvae differ in a cellulose-binding domain and in their expression during infection of Malva pusilla. Microbiology 148:2149-2157.[Link]

Zou, J., Wei, Y.D., Jako, C., Kumar, A., Selvaraj, G. and Taylor, D.C. (1999). The Arabidopsis thaliana TAG1 mutant has a mutation in a gene encoding a homolog of the mammalian diacylglycerol acyltransferase. Plant J 19:645-654.[Link]

Wei, Y.D., Zhang, Z., Andersen, C.H., Schmelzer, E., Gregersen, P.L., Collinge, D.B., Smedegaard‑Petersen, V. and Thordal‑Christensen, H. (1998). An epidermis/papilla‑specific oxalate oxidase‑like protein in the defence response of barley attacked by the powdery mildew fungus. Plant Mol Biol 36:101‑112.[Link]

Thordal‑Christensen, H., Zhang, Z., Wei, Y.D. and Collinge, D.B. (1997). Subcellular localization of H2O2 in plants, H2O2 accumulation in papillae and hypersensitive response during the barley‑powdery mildew interaction. Plant J 11:1187‑1194.[Link]