- Gu, Y. (2018). The nuclear pore complex: a strategic platform for regulating cell signaling. New Phytologist 219: 25-30.
- Gu, Y., Zavaliev R. and Dong X. (2017). Membrane trafficking in plant immunity. Molecular Plant 10: 1026-1034.
- Gu, Y., Zebell, S., Liang, Z., Wang, S., Kang, B. and Dong, X. (2016). Nuclear pore permeabilization is a convergent signaling event in effector-triggered immunity. Cell 166: 1526-1538.
- Liu, L., Sonbol, FM., Huot, B., Gu, Y., Withers, J., Mwimba, M., Yao, J., He, S.Y. and Dong, X. (2016). Salicylic acid receptors activate jasmonic acid signaling through a noncanonical pathway to promote effector-triggered immunity. Nature Communications 7: 13099.
- Gu, Y. and Dong X. (2015). Stromules: signal conduits for plant immunity. Developmental Cell 34: 3-4.
- Wang, S.*, Gu, Y.*, Zebell, S.*, Anderson, L.K., Wang, W., Mohan, R., and Dong, X. (2014). A noncanonical role for the CKI-RB-E2F cell-cycle signaling pathway in plant effector-triggered immunity. Cell Host-Microbe 16: 787-794.
- Serrano, I.*, Gu, Y.*, Qi, D., Dubiella, U. and Innes, R.W. (2014). The Arabidopsis EDR1 protein kinase negatively regulates the ATL1 E3 ubiquitin ligase to suppress cell death. Plant Cell 26: 4532-4546.
- Gu, Y. and Innes, R.W. (2012). The Keep On Going (KEG) protein of Arabidopsis regulates intracellular protein trafficking and is degraded during fungal infection. Plant Cell 24: 4717-4730.
- Gu, Y. and Innes, R.W. (2011). The Keep On Going (KEG) protein of Arabidopsis physically interacts with the Enhanced Disease Resistance 1 (EDR1) protein and recruits it to early endosomes. Plant Physiology 115: 1827-1838.
- Christiansen, K.M., Gu, Y., Rodibaugh, N.L. and Innes R.W. (2011). Negative regulation of defense signaling pathways by the EDR1 protein kinase. Molecular Plant Pathology 12: 746–758.
The Gu lab studies how plants regulate immune and stress responses at the nuclear boundary. We have emphasized on elucidating the protein landscape of plant nuclear envelope and investigating the functional importance of novel nuclear transmembrane proteins and nucleoporins in immune signal perception, transduction, and execution of stress responses. We also explore the specialization of different nuclear transport receptors in mediating nuclear shuttling of signaling cargos under various environmental cues and its significance in the determination of responsive patterns of a plant cell.