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Jian Chen
Date:2020-04-09   View:

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Name: Jian Chen
Education: Ph.D.

Email: jianchen (at)

Education background
2003.9-2007.7 College of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University of technology, Bachelor of Biotechnology
2007.9-2010.1 College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Master of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2010.10-2014.10, Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, Ph.D., Applied Biotechnology

Working experience
2014.11-2019.9, Postdoc, University of South Carolina
2020.4-now. Jiangsu University. Professor

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Featured publications:(#co-first author, *corresponding author)

  •        Liu S#, Islam F#, Chen J, Sun Z*, Chen J*. Attention, neighbors: methyl salicylate mediates plant airborne defence. Plant Commun. 2023 Nov 9:100746.

  • Islam F#, Liu S#, Chen H*, Chen J*. Reprogramming of hormone-mediated antiviral responses in plants by viruses: a molecular tug of war on the salicylic acid-mediated immunity. Mol Plant. 2023 Sep 19:S1674-2052(23)00280-0.

  • Majeed A#, Kui L#, Dong Y*, Chen J*. Reference genome facilitates trait development for   faba beans. Trends Genet. 2023 Aug 8:S0168-9525(23)00161-0.

  • Khan MSS#, Ahmed S#,  Ikram AU#, Hannan F, Yasin MU, Wang J, Zhao B, Islam F, Chen J*. Phytomelatonin: A key  regulator of redox and phytohormones signaling against biotic/abiotic      stresses. Redox Biol. 2023  Aug;64:102805.

  • Sharifi R, Chen J, Sun Z, Chen J*. Conferring resistance to parasitic witchweed by shifting strigolactone biosynthesis. Trends Parasitol. 2023 May 10:S1471-4922(23)00101-0.

  • Chen J*, Chen J, Sun Z*. Staying vigilant: NLR monitors virus invasion. Trends Plant Sci. 2023 Mar 17:S1360-1385(23)00091-2.

  • Islam F#, Khan MSS#, Ahmed S, Abdullah M, Hannan F, Chen J*. OsLPXC negatively regulates tolerance to cold stress via  modulating oxidative stress, antioxidant defense and JA accumulation in  rice. Free Radic Biol Med. 2023 Feb 10;199:2-16 

  • Fang Y, Chen J*. Changing the script: A Phytophthora  sojae effector hijacks RNA-binding proteins to reprogram plant immunity. Plant Physiol. 2023 Feb 12;191(2):820-822.

  • Chen J*. Need help? Recently identified phosphorylation  targets of MAP kinase 4 aid plant immunity. Plant Physiol. 2022 Aug 9:kiac366.

  • Chen R#, He J#, Su Z*, Chen J*. A plant immune protein fights against cancer. Trends Biochem Sci. 2022 Aug  16:S0968-0004(22)00196-7. 

  • Kui L#, Majeed A#, Ahmed S, Khan MSS, Islam F, Chen J*, Dong Y*. Solanum tuberosum (potato). Trends Genet. 2022 Jul 9:S0168-9525(22)00168-8. 

  • Chen J*. Bringing it in: a transporter of extracellular amino acids for regulation of plant immunity. Plant Physiol. 2022 Jun 25:kiac310.

  • Ahmed S, Chen J*. Transcription factor OsNAC016: a convergent point of brassinosteroid and abscisic acid signaling in rice. Plant Physiol. 2022 Apr 23:kiac185.

  • Khan MSS#, Islam F#, Ye Y, Ashline M, Wang D, Zhao B, Fu ZQ*, Chen J*. The Interplay between Hydrogen Sulfide and Phytohormone Signaling Pathways under Challenging Environments. Int J Mol Sci. 2022, 23(8), 4272

  • Chen H#, Chen J#, Zhao Y, Liu F*, Fu ZQ*. Pseudomonas syringae pathovars. Trends Microbiol. 2022 Mar 26:S0966-842X(22)00064-6.

  • Khan MSS, Chen J*. Regulation of the interplay between reactive oxygen species and SUMOylation pathways: an essential role for SIZ1. Plant Physiol. 2022 Mar 11:kiac110.

  • Khan MSS#, Islam F#, Chen H, Chang M, Wang D, Liu F*, Fu ZQ*, Chen J*. Transcriptional Coactivators: Driving Force of Plant Immunity. Front Plant Sci. 2022 Jan 28;13:823937. 

  • Chen J#, Sharifi R#, Khan MSS#, Islam F, Bhat JA, Kui L*, Majeed A*. Wheat Microbiome: Structure, Dynamics, and Role in Improving Performance Under Stress Environments. Front Microbiol. 2022 Jan 13;12:821546.

  • Chen J, Chen H, Liu F*, Fu ZQ*. A war on the cell wall. Mol Plant. 2021 Dec 24:S1674-2052(21)00479-2. (一区,Top期刊,IF=18.31)

  • Chen J, Sharifi R*, Ryu CM*. Turning a bacterial gaseous virulence trigger off. Trends Plant Sci. 2022 Jan;27(1):4-6.

  • Chen J, Daowen Wang*, Fu ZQ*. Degradation without Ubiquitination: New Function of a Parasite Effector. Trends Parasitol. 2021 Dec;37(12):1024-1026.

  • Chen J, Zhou H, Xie Y*. SnRK2.6 phosphorylation/persulfidation: where ABA and H2S signaling meet. Trends Plant Sci. 2021 Sep 4:S1360-1385.

  • Kong M, Sheng T, Liang J, Ali Q, Gu Q, Wu H, Chen J*, Liu J*, and Gao X*.  Melatonin and Its Homologs Induce Immune Responses via Receptors trP47363-trP13076 in Nicotiana benthamiana. Front Plant Sci. 2021 doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.691835.

  • Chen J#, Li M#, Liu L, Chen G*, Fu ZQ*. ZAR1 Resistosome and Helper NLRs: Bringing in Calcium and Inducing Cell Death. Mol Plant. 2021 Jun 28:S1674-2052(21)00261-6. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2021.06.026.  

  • Wang X#, Chen J#, Liu N*, Fu ZQ*. Dual Functions of a Stable Peptide against Citrus Huanglongbing Disease. Trends Plant Sci. 2021 Jul;26(7):668-670 

  • Chen J#*, Zhang J#, Kong M#, Freeman A, Chen H*, Liu F*. More stories to tell: NONEXPRESSOR OF PATHOGENESIS-RELATED GENES1, a salicylic acid receptor. Plant Cell Environ. 2021 Jun;44(6):1716-1727.

  • Chen J, Clinton M, Qi G, Wang D, Liu F*, and Fu ZQ*. Reprogramming and remodeling: transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of salicylic acid-mediated plant defense. J Exp Bot. 2020 Aug 17;71(17):5256-5268. 

  • Chen J, Mohan R, Zhang Y, Li M, Chen H, Palmer IA, Chang M, Qi G, Spoel SH, Mengiste T, Wang D, Liu F*, Fu ZQ*. NPR1 Promotes Its Own and Target  Gene Expression in Plant Defense by Recruiting CDK8. Plant Physiol. 2019 Sep;181(1):289-304.  

  • Qi G#, Chen J#, Chang M#, Chen H, Hall K, Korin J, Liu F*, Wang D*, Fu ZQ*. Pandemonium Breaks Out: Disruption of  Salicylic Acid-Mediated Defense by Plant Pathogens. Mol Plant. 2018 Dec 3;11(12):1427-1439.  

  • Hussain J#, Chen J#, Locato V#, Sabetta W#, Behera S, Cimini S, Griggio F, Martínez-Jaime S, Graf A, Bouneb M, Pachaiappan R, Fincato P, Blanco E, Costa A, De Gara L, Bellin D*, de Pinto MC, Vandelle E*. Constitutive  cyclic GMP accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana compromises systemic acquired resistance induced by an avirulent pathogen by modulating local signals. Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 4;6:36423. 

  • Chen J#, Vandelle E#, Bellin D, Delledonne M*. Detection and function of nitric oxide during the hypersensitive response in Arabidopsis  thaliana: where there's a will there's a way. Nitric Oxide. 2014 Dec 1;43:81-8.

  • 陈坚, 耿贝贝, 沈文飚, 黄丽琴 (2009) 一氧化碳在植物体内的信号转导作用。生命的化学 29: 283-286

Book Chapter

  • Chen  J, Bellin D, Vandelle E. Measurement of Cyclic GMP During Plant Hypersensitive Disease Resistance Response. Methods Mol Biol.  2018;1743:143-151.

Co-author publications:

  • Palmer IA, Chen H, Chen J, Chang M, Li M, Liu F, Fu ZQ. Novel Salicylic Acid Analogs Induce a Potent Defense Response in Arabidopsis. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Jul 8;20(13).

  • Chang M, Zhao J, Chen H, Li G, Chen J, Li M, Palmer IA, Song J, Alfano JR, Liu F, Fu ZQ. PBS3 Protects EDS1 from Proteasome-Mediated Degradation in Plant Immunity. Mol Plant. 2019 Feb 11. (IF=12.08)  

  • Li M, Chen H, Chen J, Chang M, Palmer IA, Gassmann W, Liu F, Fu ZQ. TCP Transcription Factors Interact With NPR1 and Contribute Redundantly to Systemic Acquired Resistance. Front Plant Sci. 2018 Aug   14;9:1153.

  • Chen H, Palmer IA, Chen J, Chang M, Thompson SL, Liu F, Fu ZQ. Specific and Accurate Detection of the Citrus Greening Pathogen Candidatus liberibacter spp. Using Conventional PCR on Citrus Leaf Tissue Samples. J Vis Exp. 2018 Jun 29;(136).

  • Chen H, Chen J, Li M, Chang M, Xu KM, Shang ZH, Zhao Y, Palmer I, Zhang YQ, McGrill J, Alfano JR, Nishimura MT, Liu FQ, and Fu ZQ. A Bacterial Type III Effector Targets the Master Regulator of Salicylic Acid Signaling NPR1 to Subvert Plant Immunity. Cell Host Microbe. 2017 Dec 13;22(6):777-788 (F1000Prime

  • Kumar N, Astegno A, Chen J, Giorgetti A, Dominici P. Residues in the Distal Heme Pocket of Arabidopsis Non-Symbiotic Hemoglobins: Implication for Nitrite Reductase Activity. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(5), 640

  • Chen XY, Ding X, Xu S, Wang R, Xuan  W, Cao ZY, Chen J, Wu HH, Ye MB, Shen WB (2009) Endogenous hydrogen peroxide plays a positive role in the upregulation of heme oxygenase and acclimation to oxidative stress in wheat seedling leaves. J Integr Plant Biol51: 951–960

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