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Prof. Jianyong Li
Prof. Jianyong Li

Virginia Tech, USA

Professor


Email: lij@vt.edu


Qualifications

1990  Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Animal Health & Biomedical Science

1985  M.Sc., Beijing Agricultural University, Parasitology

1982  D.V.M., Beijing Agricultural University, Veterinary Medicine


Publications (selected)

  1. Liu P., Ge X., Ding H., Jiang H., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2013), Role of Glutamate Decarboxylase-Like Protein 1 (GADL1) in Taurine Biosynthesis, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287, 4, 2376-2387.
  2. Torrens-Spence M.P., Liu P., Ding H., Harich K., Gillaspy G. and Li J. (2013), Biochemical Evaluation of the Decarboxylation and Decarboxylation-Deamination Activities of Plant Aromatic Amino Acid Decarboxylases, Journal of Biological Chemistry 288, 40898-40906.
  3. Han Q., Robinson H., Ding H., Christensen B.M., and Li J. (2012), Evolution of Insect Arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferases: Structural Evidence from the Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 28, 11669-11674.
  4. Han Q., Robinson H. and Li J. (2012), Biochemical Identification and Crystal Structures of Kynurenine Formamidase from Drosophila melanogaster, Biochemical Journal, 446, 2, 253-260.
  5. Liu P., Torrens-Spence M.P., Ding H., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2012), Mechanism of Cysteine-Mediated Inhibition of Aspartate/Glutamate/Cysteine Sulfinic Acida-Decarboxylases, Amino Acids, 44, 2, 391-404.
  6. Torrens-Spence M.P., Gillaspy G., Zhao B., Harich K., White R.H. and Li J. (2012), Biochemical Evaluation of a Parsley Tyrosine Decarboxylase Results in a Novel 4-Hydroxyphenylacetaldehyde Synthase Enzyme, Biochemical and Biophysical Research communication, 418, 2, 211-216.
  7. Liu P., Ding H., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2012), Cysteine Sulfinic Acid Decarboxylase Activity of Aedes aegypti Aspartate 1-Decarboxylase: the Structural Basis of Its Substrate Selectivity, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 42, 6, 396-403.
  8. Mehere P., Han Q., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2011), Identification and Characterization of Two Arylalkylamine N-Acetyltransferase in the Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 42, 6, 396-403.
  9. Vavricka C., Han Q., Huang Y., Erickson S.M., Harich K., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2011), From L-Dopa to 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde: AToxic Biochemical Pathway Plays aVital Physiological Function, PloS One, 24; 6: e16124.
  10. Han Q., Robinson H., Cai T., Tagle D.A. and Li J. (2011), Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Mouse Mitochondrial Aspartate Aminotransferase, ANewly Identified Kynurenine Aminotransferase-IV, Bioscience Report, 31, 5, 323-332.
  11. Vavricka C.J., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2010), Melanization in living Organisms: A Perspective of Species Evolution, 1, 9, 830-841.
  12. Mehere P., Han Q., Lemkul J.A., Robinson H., Bevan D.R. and Li J. (2010), Tyrosine Aminotransferase: Biochemical and Structural Properties and Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Protein & Cell, 1, 11, 1023-1032.
  13. Zhan S., Guo Q., Li M., Li M., Li J., Miao X. and Huang Y. (2010), Disruption of An N-Acetyltransferase Gene in the Silkworm Reveals a Novel Role in Animal Pigmentation, Development, 137, 23, 4083-4090.
  14. Han Q., Ding H., Robinson H., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2010), Crystal Structure and Chemical Properties of Drosophila 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine Decarboxylase, PloS One 5: e8826.
  15. Han Q., Cai T., Tagle D.A. and Li J. (2010),Thermal Stability, pH Dependence and Inhibition of Four Murine Kynurenine Aminotransferases, BMC Biochemistry 2010, 11, 19.
  16. Vavricka C., Ray K.W., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2010), Purification &N-Glycosylation Analysis of Melanoma Antigen Dopachrome Tautomerase, Protein Journal, 29, 3, 204-212.
  17. Richardson G., Ding H., Rocheleau T., Mayhew G., Reddy E., Han Q., Christensen B.M. and Li J. (2010), An Examination of Aspartate Decarboxylase and Glutamate Decarboxylase Activity in Mosquitoes, Molecular Biology Report, 37, 7, 3199-3205.
  18. Han Q., Cai T., Tagle D.A. and Li J. (2009), Structure, Expression and Function of Kynurenine Aminotransferases in Human and Rodents brains, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 67, 3, 353-368.
  19. Han Q., Robinson H., Cai T., Tagle D.A. and Li J. (2009), Structural Insight Into the Inhibition of Human Kynurenine Aminotransferase I/Glutamine Transaminase K, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 52, 9, 2786 – 2793.


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