Lingrui Zhang

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The accumulation of unfolded or misfolded proteins in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) results in ER stress that triggers cytoprotective signaling pathways, termed the unfolded protein response (UPR), to restore and maintain homeostasis in the ER or to induce apoptosis if ER stress remains unmitigated. The UPR signaling network encompasses three(More)
We have characterized a member of the stress-associated protein (SAP) gene family from Sorghum bicolor (SbSAP14) with A20 and AN1 zinc-finger domains. Expression profiling revealed that SbSAP14 is specifically induced in response to dehydration, salt, and oxidative stress as well as abscisic acid treatment. During the early stage of salt stress,(More)
The unfolded protein response (UPR) is crucial to life by regulating the cellular response to the stress in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) imposed by abiotic and biotic cues such as heat shock and viral infection. The inositol requiring enzyme 1 (IRE1) signaling pathway activated by the IRE1-mediated unconventional splicing of HAC1 in yeast, bZIP60 in(More)
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