Jinwu Deng, first author of The calcium sensor CBL2 and its interacting kinase CIPK6 are involved in plant sugar homeostasis via interacting with tonoplast sugar transporter TST2
Current position: Ph.D. student, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University
Education: From 2009 to date, I have been studying in college of plant science and technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, from undergraduate to Ph. D. student
Non-scientific interests: fishing, hiking, cooking
Brief bio: I am fascinated by the magic of nature, particularly of plants. I always ask myself how can plants be so clever to know everything around them and how can they thrive even under harsh conditions. I have studied for more than 10 years in Huazhong Agricultural University, with a large and beautiful campus located in the central China. My major is Crop Genetics and Breeding. Under the guidance of professors Xianlong Zhang and Xiyan Yang, we found that a calcium sensor CBL2 could recruit a protein kinase CIPK6 to tonoplast, which promote the phosphoration of a downstream tonoplast sugar transporter TST2. Thus, we provide a CBL2-CIPK6-TST2 pathway which is involved in plant sugar homeostasis and abiotic stress resistance. We also find out that this is a conserved pathway in different species. We are looking forward to improving the quality of crop and abiotic stress resistance with this newly research.
论文：The calcium sensor CBL2 and its interacting kinase CIPK6 involve in plant sugar homeostasis via interacting with tonoplast sugar transporter TST2