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National Outstanding Young Scientists Award
Principal Investigators
Address: 320 Yue Yang Road, Shanghai 200031, P.R. China
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Email: sibcb@sibs.ac.cn
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Principal Investigators
HUI Jingyi
Ph.D., Professor
Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 320 Yue-yang Road, Shanghai 200031, China.
Email: jyhui@@sibcb.ac.cn

Research Areas
alternative splicing, splicing enhancers, splicing silencers, splicing regulators, RNA-protein interaction, microRNA

Research Interests
In higher eukaryotes, most protein coding genes contain intervening sequences (introns) that interrupt coding sequences (exons). The precise and efficient removal of intron by the process of pre-mRNA splicing is a critical step in gene expression. Recent genome-wide analyses indicate that more than 90% of human genes are alternatively spliced, enabling to generate multiple mRNA isoforms. Alternative splicing can be regulated dependent on developmental stage, tissue type, disease status, or in response to extracellular stimuli. It is an important mechanism for generating protein diversity and regulating gene expression. We use multidisciplinary approaches to study mechanisms that regulate pre-mRNA splicing, especially focus on the role of specific elements and factors in alternative splicing.

Selected Publications

  1. Wang F, Fu X, Chen P, Wu P, Fan XJ, Li N, Zhu H, Jia Ting-Ting, Ji HB, Wang ZF, Wong C. C L, Hu RG#, Hui J#. SPSB1-mediated HnRNP A1 ubiquitylation regulates alternative splicing and cell migration in EGF signaling. (2017) Cell Res, doi: 10.1038/cr.2017.7 (highlighted by Fu XD, Cell Research, 2017.2.10)
  2. Wang F, Song W, Zhao HM, Ma YN, Li YX, Zhai D, Pi JN, Si YM, Xu JY, Dong L, Su R, Zhang MM, Zhu Y, Ren XX, Miao F, Liu WJ, Li FJ, Zhang JW, He AB, Shan G, Hui J, Wang LF, Yu J. The RNA-binding protein QKI5 regulates primary miR-124-1 processing via a distal RNA motif during erythropoiesis, (2017) Cell Res, doi: 10.1038/cr.2017.26
  3. Li F, Yi P, Pi J, Li L, Hui J, Wang F, Liang A, Yu J.QKI5-mediated alternative splicing of the histone variant macroH2A1 regulates gastric carcinogenesis. (2016) Oncotarget, 7, 32821-32834
  4. Wu SL, Fu X, Huang J, Jia TT, Zong FY, Mu SR, Zhu H, Yan Y, Qiu S, Wu Q, Yan W, Peng Y, Chen J, Hui J#. Genome-wide analysis of YB-1-RNA interactions reveals a novel role of YB-1 in miRNA processing in glioblastoma multiforme. (2015) Nucleic Acids Res, 43, 8516-8528
  5. Guo R, Zheng L, Park JW, Lv R, Chen H, Jiao F, Xu W, Mu S, Wen H, Qiu J, Wang Z, Yang P, Wu F, Hui J, Fu X, Shi X, Shi YG, Xing Y, Lan F, Shi Y. BS69/ZMYND11 reads and connects histone H3.3 lysine 36 trimethylation-decorated chromatin to regulated pre-mRNA processing. (2014) Mol Cell, 56, 298-310
  6. Zong FY, Fu X, Wei WJ, Luo YG, Heiner M, Cao LJ, Fang Z, Fang R, Lu D, Ji H, Hui J#. The RNA-binding protein QKI suppresses cancer-associated aberrant splicing. (2014) PLOS Genet, 10, e1004289
  7. Jiang Y, Hui J#. Chromatin structure and mRNA alternative splicing. (2014) Chem Life, 4, 449-455 (invited review)
  8. Wei WJ, Mu SR, Heiner M, Fu X, Cao LJ, Gong XF, Bindereif A, Hui J#. YB-1 binds to CAUC motifs and stimulates exon inclusion by enhancing the recruitment of U2AF to weak polypyrimidine tracts. (2012) Nucleic Acids Res, 40, 8622-8636
  9. Huang Y, Li W, Yao X, Lin QJ, Yin JW, Liang Y, Heiner M, Tian B, Hui J, Wang G. Mediator complex regulates alternative mRNA processing via the MED23 subunit. (2012) Mol Cell, 45, 459-469
  10. Heiner M, Hui J, Schreiner S, Hung LH, Bindereif A. HnRNP L-mediated regulation of mammalian alternative splicing by interference with splice site recognition. (2010) RNA Biol, 7, 56-64
  11. Kishore S, Khanna A, Zhang Z, Hui J, Balwierz PJ, Stefan M, Beach C, Nicholls RD, Zavolan M, Stamm S. The snoRNA MBII-52 (SNORD 115) is processed into smaller RNAs and regulates alternative splicing. (2010) Hum Mol Genet, 19, 1153-1164
  12. Roßbach O, Hung LH, Schreiner S, Grishina I, Heiner M, Hui J, Bindereif A. Auto- and crossregulation of the hnRNP L proteins by alternative splicing. (2009) Mol Cell Biol, 29, 1442-1451
  13. Hui J. Regulation of mammalian pre-mRNA splicing. (2009) Sci China C Life Sci, 52, 253-260 (invited review)
  14. Hui J, Kishore S, Khanna A, Stamm S. Analysis of alternative splicing with microarrays. (2009) In Bioinformatics for Systems Biology (Krawetz SA ed.), Humana Press, pp267-279
  15. Hung LH*, Heiner M*, Hui J*, Schreiner S, Benes V, Bindereif A. Diverse roles of hnRNP L in mammalian mRNA processing: a combined microarray and RNAi analysis. (2008) RNA, 14, 284-296
  16. Lorenz M, Hewing B, Hui J, Zepp A, Baumann G, Bindereif A, Stangl V, Stangl K. Alternative splicing in intron 13 of the human eNOS gene: a potential mechanism for regulating eNOS activity. (2007) FASEB J, 21, 1556-1564
  17. Hui J, Bindereif A. Alternative pre-mRNA splicing in the human system: unexpected role of repetitive sequences as regulatory elements. (2005) Biol Chem, 386, 1265-1271 (invited review)
  18. Hui J*, Hung LH*, Heiner M, Schreiner S, Neumuller N, Reither G, Haas SA, Bindereif A. Intronic CA-repeat and CA-rich elements: a new class of regulators of mammalian alternative splicing. (2005) EMBO J, 24, 1988-1998
  19. Palfi Z, Hui J, Bindereif A. Biotin-based affinity purification of RNA-protein complexes. (2004) In Handbook of RNA biochemistry, (Westhof E, Bindereif A, Schön A, Hartmann RK eds), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, pp676-693
  20. Hui J, Reither G, Bindereif A. Novel function role of CA repeats and hnRNP L in RNA stability. (2003) RNA, 9, 931-936
  21. Hui J, Stangl K, Lane WL, Bindereif A. HnRNP L stimulates splicing of the eNOS gene by binding to variable-length CA repeats. (2003) Nat Struct Biol, 10, 33-37. Comment by Bilbao D, Valc│rcel J. Getting to the heart of a splicing enhancer. (2003) Nat Struct Biol, 10, 6-7
  22. Yang J, Hui J, Li G, Wang Y, Yuan H, Li Y. Expression of the recombinant hepatitis B virus surface antigen carrying preS epitopes in Pichia pastoris. (2000) Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica, 32, 39-144
  23. Hui J, Li G, Kong Y, Wang Y. Expression and characterization of chimeric hepatitis B surface antigen particles carrying preS epitopes. (1999) J Biotechnol, 72, 49-59
  24. Hui J, Mancini M, Li G, Wang Y, Tiollais P, Michel ML. (1999) Immunization with a plasmid encoding a modified hepatitis B surface antigen carrying the receptor binding site for hepatocytes. Vaccine, 17, 1711-1718
  25. Hui J, Li G, Kong Y, Wang Y. DNA-mediated immunization against hepatitis B surface antigen carrying preS epitopes. (1999)Chinese Science Bulletin, 44, 620-62
  26. Hui J, Li G, Kong Y, Wang Y. A modified HBsAg containing the preS1 and preS2 epitopes. (1998) Sci China C Life Sci, 41, 56-63

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Education Background & Academic Experience
B.Sc., Fudan University, 1993
M.Sc., Free University Berlin, 1999
Ph.D., Justus-Liebig University Giessen, 2003

Research Team


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