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2024

Molecular basis of the biogenesis of a protein organelle for ethanolamine utilization.
Mengru Yang, Oluwatobi Adegbite, Ping Chang, Xiaojun Zhu, Yan Li, Gregory Dykes, Yu Chen, Natasha Savage, Jay C. D. Hinton, Lu-Yun Lian, Lu-Ning Liu*
bioRxiv, 2024, DOI: 10.1101/2024.05.17.594633. [fulltext]

Uncovering the roles of the scaffolding protein CsoS2 in mediating the assembly and shape of the α-carboxysome shell.
Tianpei Li, Taiyu Chen, Ping Chang, Xingwu Ge, Vincent Chriscoli, Gregory Dykes, Qiang Wang*, Lu-Ning Liu*
bioRxiv, 2024, DOI: 10.1101/2024.05.14.594188. [fulltext]

Engineering functional CO2-fixing modules in E. coli via efficient assembly of cyanobacterial Rubisco and carboxysomes.
Yaqi Sun, Taiyu Chen, Xingwu Ge, Tao Ni, Gregory Dykes, Peijun Zhang, Fang Huang, Lu-Ning Liu*
In Review, 2024, https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-4511266/v1. [fulltext]

Structure of cryptophyte photosystem II–light-harvesting antennae supercomplex.
Yu-Zhong Zhang†*, Kang Li†, Bing-Yue Qin, Jian-Ping Guo, Quan-Bao Zhang, Dian-Li Zhao, Xiu-Lan Chen, Jun Gao*, Lu-Ning Liu*, Long-Sheng Zhao*.
Nature Communications, 2024, 15: 4999. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-49453-0. [fulltext]

Conjugated polymer/recombinant Escherichia coli biohybrid systems for photobiocatalytic hydrogen production.
Ying Yang, Martijn Zwijnenburg, Adrian Gardner, Sylwia Adamczyk, Jing Yang, Yaqi Sun, Qiuyao Jiang, Alexander Cowan, Reiner Sprick, Lu-Ning Liu*, Andrew Cooper*
ACS Nano, 2024, 18(21): 13484-13495. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.3c10668. [fulltext]
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Architecture of symbiotic dinoflagellate photosystem I–light-harvesting supercomplex in Symbiodinium.
Long-Sheng Zhao, Ning Wang, Kang Li, Chunyang Li, Jianping Guo, Fei-Yu He, Gui-Ming Liu, Xiulan Chen, Jun Gao*, Lu-Ning Liu*, Yu-Zhong Zhang*
Nature Communications
, 2024, 15: 2392. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-46791-x. [fulltext]
Commented on Nature Communications: Shining light on dinoflagellate photosystem I.

Nanoengineering carboxysome shells for protein cages with programmable cargo targeting.
Tianpei Li, Ping Chang, Weixian Chen, Zhaoyang Shi, Chunling Xue, Gregory F. Dykes, Fang Huang, Qiang Wang*, Lu-Ning Liu*
ACS Nano
, 2024, 18(10): 7473–7484. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.3c11559. [fulltext] (cover article)
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Structural diversity and modularity of photosynthetic RC−LH1 complexes.
Lu-Ning Liu*, Laura Bracun, Mei Li
Trends in Microbiology, 2024,32(1): 38-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2023.06.002. [fulltext] (cover article)

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2023
Dynamic changes in the thylakoid proteome of cyanobacteria during light-regulated thylakoid membrane development.
Fang Huang*, Arturas Grauslys, Tuomas Huokko, Eva Caamano Gutierrez, Andrew R Jones, Lu-Ning Liu*
Plants, 2023, 12 (23): 3967. DOI: 10.3390/plants12233967. [fulltext]

Chemoautotrophic production of gaseous hydrocarbons, bioplastics and osmolytes by a novel Halomonas species.
Matthew Faulkner, Robin Hoeven, Paul Kelly, Yaqi Sun, Helen Park, Lu-Ning Liu, Helen S. Toogood*, Nigel S. Scrutton*
Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts, 2023, 16: 152. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-023-02404-1. [fulltext]

Making the connections: Physical and electric interactions in biohybrid photosynthetic systems.
Ying Yang, Lu-Ning Liu, Haining Tian, Andrew I. Cooper, Reiner Sebastian Sprick*
Energy & Environmental Science, 2023, 16: 4305-4319. DOI: 10.1039/d3ee01265d. [fulltext]

Intrinsically disordered CsoS2 acts as a general molecular thread for α-carboxysome shell assembly.
Tao Ni#*, Qiuyao Jiang#, Pei C Ng, Juan Shen, Hao Dou, Yanan Zhu, Julika Radecke, Gregory F Dykes, Fang Huang, Lu-Ning Liu*, Peijun Zhang*
Nature Communications, 2023, 14: 5512. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-41211-y. [fulltext]
bioRxiv, 2023, DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.24.546370 [fulltext]
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Unravelling the roles of integral polypeptides in excitation energy transfer of photosynthetic RC-LH1 supercomplexes.
Owen Thwaites#, Bern Christianson#, Alexander Cowan, Frank Jaeckel*, Lu-Ning Liu*, Adrian Gardner*
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2023, 127 (33): 7283-7290. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.3c04466. [fulltext]

Visualizing native supramolecular architectures of photosynthetic membranes in cyanobacteria and red algae using atomic force microscopy.
Long-Sheng Zhao, Yu-Zhong Zhang, Lu-Ning Liu*
Algal Biotechnology, edited by Dr Qiang Wang, published by CABI, 2023, 77-89. DOI: 10.1079/9781800621954.0005. [fulltext]

Structural basis and evolution of cryptophyte photosystem I–light-harvesting supercomplex.
Long-Sheng Zhao, Peng Wang, Kang Li, Quan-Bao Zhang, Fei-Yu He, Chun-Yang Li, Hai-Nan Su, Xiu-Lan Chen, Lu-Ning Liu*, Yu-Zhong Zhang*
Plant Cell, 2023, 35(7): 2449-2463. DOI: 10.1093/plcell/koad087. [fulltext] (cover article)

Engineering α-carboxysomes into plant chloroplasts to support autotrophic photosynthesis.
Taiyu Chen, Marta Hojka, Philip Davey, Yaqi Sun, Gregory F. Dykes, Fei Zhou, Tracy Lawson, Peter J. Nixon, Yongjun Lin*, Lu-Ning Liu*
Nature Communications, 2023, 14: 2118. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-37490-0 [fulltext]
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Spotlighted by Trends in Biochemical Sciences: DOI: 10.1016/j.tibs.2023.07.003.

Producing fast and active Rubisco in tobacco to enhance photosynthesis.
Taiyu Chen, Saba Riaz, Philip Davey, Ziyu Zhao, Yaqi Sun, Gregory F. Dykes, Fei Zhou, James Hartwell, Tracy Lawson, Peter J. Nixon, Yongjun Lin*, Lu-Ning Liu*.
Plant Cell, 2023, 35(2): 795-807. DOI: 10.1093/plcell/koac348. [fulltext] (cover article)
Featured in media: Editor in brief, Plantae Nutshell, Wechat (cn).

Single-particle cryo-EM analysis of the shell architecture and internal organization of an intact α-carboxysome.
Sasha Evans, Monsour Al-Hazeem, Daniel Mann, Nicolas Smetacek, Andrew Beavil, Yaqi Sun, Taiyu Chen, Greg Dykes, Lu-Ning Liu*, Julien Bergeron*
Structure, 2023, 31: 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2023.03.008. [fulltext]
Featured in media: Phys.org.

Synthetic engineering of a new biocatalyst encapsulating [NiFe]-hydrogenases for enhanced hydrogen production.
Qiuyao Jiang, Tianpei Li, Jing Yang, Catherine M. Aitchison, Jiafeng Huang, Yu Chen, Fang Huang, Qiang Wang, Andrew I. Cooper, Lu-Ning Liu*
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2023, 11(12): 2684-2692. DOI: 10.1039/D2TB02781J. [fulltext]
Featured in the 2024 Collection of Journal of Materials Chemistry B: link.

Cryo-EM structure of a monomeric RC–LH1-PufX supercomplex with high-carotenoid content from Rhodobacter capsulatus.
Laura Bracun, Atsushi Yamagata, Bern M. Christianson, Mikako Shirouzu, Lu-Ning Liu*
Structure, 2023, 31(3): 318-328. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2023.01.006. [fulltext] (cover article)

Million-atom molecular dynamics simulations reveal the interfacial interactions and assembly of plant PSII−LHCII supercomplex.
Ruichao Mao, Han Zhang, Lihua Bie, Lu-Ning Liu*, Jun Gao*
RSC Advances, 2023, 13(10): 6699-6712. DOI: 10.1039/d2ra08240c. [fulltext]

In situ visualization of Braun’s lipoprotein on E. coli sacculi.
Qi Sheng, Meng-Yao Zhang, Si-Min Liu, Zhuo-Wei Chen, Pei-Ling Yang, Hong-Su Zhang, Meng-Yun Liu, Kang Li, Long-Sheng Zhao, Ning-Hua Liu, Lu-Ning Liu, Xiu-Lan Chen, Jamie K Hobbs, Simon J Foster*, Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Hai-Nan Su*
Science Advances, 2023, 9(3): eadd8659. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.add8659 [fulltext]

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2022
Native architecture and acclimation of photosynthetic membranes in a fast-growing cyanobacterium.
Long-Sheng Zhao*, Chun-Yang Li, Xiu-Lan Chen, Qiang Wang, Yu-Zhong Zhang, Lu-Ning Liu*.
Plant Physiology, 2022, 190(3): 1883-1895. DOI: 10.1093/plphys/kiac372. [fulltext]

Probing the internal pH and permeability of a carboxysome shell.
Jiafeng Huang, Qiuyao Jiang, Mengru Yang, Gregory Dykes, Samantha Weetman, Wei Xin, Hai-Lun He*, Lu-Ning Liu*
Biomacromolecules, 2022, 23(10): 4339-4348. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.2c00781. [fulltext]

Structure and assembly of cargo Rubisco in two native α-carboxysomes.
Tao Ni#, Yaqi Sun#, Will Burn, Monsour Al-Hazeem, Yanan Zhu, Xiulian Yu, Lu-Ning Liu*, Peijun Zhang*
Nature Communications, 2022, 13(1): 4299. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32004-w. [fulltext]

Biogenesis of a bacterial metabolosome for propanediol utilization.
Mengru Yang, Nicolas Wenner, Gregory Dykes, Yan Li, Xiaojun Zhu, Yaqi Sun, Fang Huang, Jay Hinton, Lu-Ning Liu*
Nature Communications, 2022, 13: 2920. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-30608-w. [fulltext]
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Advances in the bacterial organelles for CO2 fixation.
Lu-Ning Liu*
Trends in Microbiology, 2022, 30(6): 567-580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2021.10.004 [fulltext] (cover article)

Structural basis for the assembly and electron transport mechanisms of the dimeric photosynthetic RC-LH1 supercomplex
Peng Cao#, Laura Bracun#, Atsushi Yamagata#, Bern Christianson, Tatsuki Negami, Baohua Zou, Tohru Terada, Daniel P. Canniffe, Mikako Shirouzu*, Mei Li*, Lu-Ning Liu*
Nature Communications, 2022, 13(1):1977. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29563-3. [fulltext]
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Decoding the absolute stoichiometric composition and structural plasticity of α-carboxysomes.
Yaqi Sun, Victoria Harman, James Johnson, Philip Brownridge, Taiyu Chen, Gregory Dykes, Yongjun Lin, Robert Beynon, Lu-Ning Liu*
mBio, 2022, 13(2):e0362921. doi: 10.1128/mbio.03629-21. [fulltext]

Incorporation of functional Rubisco activases into engineered carboxysomes to enhance carbon fixation.
Taiyu Chen, Yi Fang, Qiuyao Jiang, Gregory Dykes, Yongjun Lin, Dean Price, Benedict Long, Lu-Ning Liu*
ACS Synthetic Biology, 2022, 11(1): 154-161. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssynbio.1c00311. [fulltext] (cover article)

Editorial: Algal Photosynthesis. Section: Microbial Physiology and Metabolism.
Weimin Ma*, Lu-Ning Liu*, Qiang Wang*, Deqiang Duanmu*, Bao-Sheng Qiu*.
Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.1112301. [fulltext]

Improving photosynthetic efficiency through multidiscipline efforts: the next frontier of photosynthesis research.
Xinguang Zhu, Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Anjana Jajoo, Tracy Lawson, Rongcheng Lin, Chun-Ming Liu, Lu-Ning Liu, Zhenfeng Liu, Congming Lu, Michael Moustakas, Thomas Roach, Xinyou Yin, Wangfeng Zhang
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2022, 13:967203. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.967203. [fulltext]

Single-particle cryo-EM analysis of the shell architecture and internal organization of an intact α-carboxysome
Sasha L Evans, Monsour Al-Hazeem, Daniel Mann, Nicolas Smetacek, Andrew Beavil, Yaqi Sun, Taiyu Chen, Gregory F. Dykes, Lu-Ning Liu*, Julien Bergeron*
bioRxiv. 2022, 10.1101/2022.02.18.481072. [fulltext]

Tales of Two α-Carboxysomes: the Structure and Assembly of Cargo Rubisco
Tao Ni, Yaqi Sun, William Seaton-Burn, Monsour Al-Hazeem, Yanan Zhu, Xiulian Yu, Lu-Ning Liu*, Peijun Zhang*
bioRxiv, 2022, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.15.484529. [fulltext]

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2021
Structural basis for the assembly and electron transport mechanisms of the dimeric photosynthetic RC-LH1 supercomplex
Peng Cao#, Laura Bracun#, Atsushi Yamagata#, Bern Christianson, Tatsuki Negami, Baohua Zou, Tohru Terada, Daniel P. Canniffe, Mikako Shirouzu*, Mei Li*, Lu-Ning Liu*
BioRxiv, 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.17.473239. [fulltext]

Biogenesis of a bacterial metabolosome for propanediol utilization. Mengru Yang, Nicolas Wenner, Gregory Dykes, Yan Li, Xiaojun Zhu, Yaqi Sun, Fang Huang, Jay C. D. Hinton, Lu-Ning Liu*
BioRxiv, 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.09.472018. [fulltext]

Decoding the absolute stoichiometric composition and structural plasticity of α-carboxysomes.
Yaqi Sun, Victoria Harman, James Johnson, Taiyu Chen, Gregory Dykes, Yongjun Lin, Robert Beynon, Lu-Ning Liu*
BioRxiv, 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.06.471529. [fulltext]

Protein stoichiometry, structural plasticity and regulation of bacterial microcompartments.
Lu-Ning Liu*, Mengru Yang, Yaqi Sun, Jing Yang
Current Opinion in Microbiology, 2021, 63: 133-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2021.07.006 [fulltext]

Cryo-EM structure of the photosynthetic RC–LH1–PufX supercomplex at 2.8-Å resolution.
Laura Bracun, Atsushi Yamagata, Bern Christianson, Tohru Terada, Daniel Canniffe, Mikako Shirouzu, Lu-Ning Liu*
Science Advances, 2021, 7(25): eabf8864. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abf8864 [fulltext] (cover article)
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Featured in Media: University News, Phys.org.

Probing the biogenesis pathway and dynamics of thylakoid membranes.
Tuomas Huokko, Tao Ni, Gregory Dykes, Deborah Simpson, Philip Brownridge, Fabian Conradi, Robert Beynon, Peter Nixon, Conrad Mullineaux, Peijun Zhang, Lu-Ning Liu*
Nature Communications, 2021, 12: 3475. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23680-1. [fulltext]
bioRxiv, 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.05.05.442711
Featured in Media: University News, EurekAlert, Wechat (cn).

Construction of à la carte QconCAT protein standards for multiplexed quantification of user-specified target proteins.
James Johnson; Victoria Harman; Catarina Franco; Edward Emmott; Nicola Rockliffe; Yaqi Sun; Lu-Ning Liu; Ayako Takemori; Nobuaki Takemori; Robert Beynon
BMC Biology, 2021, 19, 195. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-021-01135-9. [fulltext]
bioRxiv, 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.13.439592.

Characterizing the supercomplex association of photosynthetic complexes in cyanobacteria.
Zimeng Zhang, Long-Sheng Zhao, Lu-Ning Liu*
Royal Society Open Science, 2021, 8: 202142. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.202142. [fulltext]

Molecular mechanism underlying transport and allosteric inhibition of bicarbonate transporter SbtA.
Sunzhenhe Fang, Xiaowei Huang, Xue Zhang, Minhua Zhang, Yahui Hao, Hui Guo, Lu-Ning Liu, Fang Yu, Peng Zhang
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2021, 118(22): e2101632118. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2101632118. [fulltext]

Bacterial metabolosomes: new insights into their structure and bioengineering.
Lu-Ning Liu*
Microbial Biotechnology, 2021, 14(1): 88–93. DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13740. (cover article) [fulltext]

Analysis of N6-methyladenosine reveals a new important mechanism regulating the salt tolerance of sweet sorghum.
Hongxiang Zheng, Xi Sun, Jinlu Li, Yushuang Song, Jie Song, Fang Wang, Lu-Ning Liu, Xiansheng Zhang, Na Sui
Plant Science, 2021, 304: 110801. DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110801. [fulltext]

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2020
Reprogramming bacterial protein organelles as a nanoreactor for hydrogen production.
Li T, Jiang Q, Huang J, Aitchison CM, Huang F, Yang M, Dykes GF, He HL, Wang Q, Sprick RS, Cooper AI, Lu-Ning Liu*
Nature Communications, 2020, 11: 5448. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19280-0. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: Nature Communications Editors' Highlights on "Biotechnology and methods", ScienceDaily, University News, Wechat (cn).

Membrane dynamics in phototrophic bacteria.
Mullineaux CW*, Lu-Ning Liu*
Annual Review of Microbiology, 2020, 74: 633-654. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-micro-020518-120134. [fulltext]

mRNA localisation, reaction centre biogenesis and thylakoid membrane targeting in cyanobacteria.
Mahbub M, Hemm L, Yang Y, Kaur R, Carmen H, Engl C, Huokko T, Riediger M, Watanabe S, Lu-Ning Liu, Wilde A, Hess W, Mullineaux CW
Nature Plants, 2020, 6(9): 1179-1191. DOI: 10.1038/s41477-020-00764-2. [fulltext]

Structural variability, coordination, and adaptation of a native photosynthetic machinery.
Zhao LS, Huokko T, Wilson S, Simpson DM, Wang Q, Ruban AV, Mullineaux CW, Zhang YZ*, Lu-Ning Liu*
Nature Plants, 2020, 6(7): 869-882. DOI: 10.1038/s41477-020-0694-3. [fulltext]
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Featured in Media: EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Nature Microbiology Community, University News, Wechat (cn).

Decoding the stoichiometric composition and organisation of bacterial metabolosomes.
Yang M, Simpson DM, Wenner N, Brownridge P, Harman VM, Hinton JCD, Beynon RJ, Lu-Ning Liu*
Nature Communications, 2020, 11(1): 1976. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15888-4. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: University News, Wechat (cn).

Rubisco accumulation factor 1 (Raf1) plays essential roles in mediating Rubisco assembly and carboxysome biogenesis.
Huang F, Kong W, Sun Y, Chen T, Dykes GF, Jiang YL, Lu-Ning Liu*
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2020, 117(29): 17418-17428. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2007990117. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: EurekAlert!, University News, Wechat (cn).

Altered N-glycan composition impacts flagella mediated adhesion in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Xu N, Oltmanns A, Zhao LS, Girot A, Karimi M, Hoepfner L, Kelterborn S, Scholz M, Beißel J, Hegemann P, Bäumchen O, Lu-Ning Liu, Huang K, Hippler M
eLife 2020, 9:e58805. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.58805. [fulltext]
bioRxiv, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.18.102624. [fulltext]

Unfolding pathway and intermolecular interactions of the cytochrome subunit in the bacterial photosynthetic reaction center.
Leanne C. Miller, Longsheng Zhao, Daniel P. Canniffe, David Martin, Lu-Ning Liu*
Biochim Biophys Acta - Bioenergetics, 2020, 1861(8): 148204, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2020.148204. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: University News.

Photosynthesis in phytoplankton: Insights from the newly discovered biological inorganic carbon pumps.
Na Sui#, Fang Huang#,*, Lu-Ning Liu*
Molecular Plant, 2020, 13(7): 949-951. DOI: 10.1016/j.molp.2020.05.003. [fulltext]

Diurnal regulation of in vivo localization and CO2-fixing activity of carboxysomes in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942.
Yaqi Sun, Fang Huang, Gregory Dykes, Lu-Ning Liu*
Life, 2020, 10(9), 169, DOI: 10.3390/life10090169. [fulltext]

Structural visualization of septum formation in Staphylococcus warneri using atomic force microscopy.
Hai-Nan Su, Kang Li, Xiao-Xue Yuan, Meng-Yao Zhang, Si-Min Liu, Xiu-Lan Chen, Lu-Ning Liu*, Yu-Zhong Zhang*
Journal of Bacteriology, 2020, 202(19): e00294-20. DOI: 10.1128/JB.00294-20. [fulltext] (cover article)

Molecular simulations unravel the molecular principles that mediate selective permeability of carboxysome shell protein.
Faulkner M, Szabo I, Weetman SL, Sicard F, Huber HG, Bond PJ, Rosta E*, Lu-Ning Liu*
Scientific Reports, 2020, 10: 17501. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-74536-5. [fulltext]

Editorial: Structure and Function of Chloroplasts - Volume II.
Yan Lu, Lu-Ning Liu, Rebecca L. Roston, Jürgen Soll, Hongbo Gao
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2020, 11:620152. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2020.620152. [fulltext, full ebook is here]

Self-assembly, organisation, regulation, and engineering of carboxysomes: CO2-fixing prokaryotic organelles.
Sun Y, Huang F, Lu-Ning Liu*
Microbial Photosynthesis. Springer Nature, edited by Q Wang, 2020, 319-343. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-3110-1_15.

Composition, organisation, and function of purple photosynthetic machinery.
Miller LC, Martin DS, Lu-Ning Liu, Canniffe DP*
Microbial Photosynthesis. Springer Nature, edited by Q Wang, 2020, 73-114. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-3110-1_4.

The roles of chloroplast membrane lipids in abiotic stress responses
Jinlu Li, Lu-Ning Liu, Qingwei Meng, Hai Fan, Na Sui
Plant Signaling & Behavior, 2020, 1807152. DOI: 10.1080/15592324.2020.1807152. [fulltext]

Responses of membranes and the photosynthetic apparatus to salt stress in cyanobacteria.
Wenjing Yang, Fang Wang, Lu-Ning Liu, Na Sui*
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2020, 15(11): 713. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00713. [fulltext]

Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals new lncRNAs responding to salt stress in sweet sorghum.
Xi Sun, Hongxiang Zheng, Jinlu Li, Lu-Ning Liu, Xiansheng Zhang*, Na Sui*
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2020, 8: 331. DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00331. [fulltext]

Photosynthetic regulation under salt stress and salt-tolerance mechanism of sweet sorghum.
Yang Z, Li JL, Lu-Ning Liu, Xie Q, Sui N*
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2020, 10: 1722. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01722. [fulltext]

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2019
Structural mechanism of the active bicarbonate transporter from cyanobacteria.
Wang C, Sun B, Zhang X, Huang X, Zhang M, Guo H, Chen X, Huang F, Chen T, Mi H, Yu F, Liu LN, Zhang P*.
Nature Plants, 2019, 5(11): 1184-1193. DOIi:10.1038/s41477-019-0538-1. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: University News, Technology.org.

Cryo-electron microscopy delineates the in situ structure of the thylakoid network.
Liu LN*, Zhang YZ
Molecular Plant, 2019, 12(9): 1176-1178. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.07.005. [fulltext]

Single-organelle quantification reveals the stoichiometric and structural variability of carboxysomes dependent on the environment.
Sun Y, Wollman A, Huang F, Leake MC, Liu LN*
Plant Cell, 2019, 31(7): 1648-1664. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00787. [fulltext]
BioRxiv, 2019, 568238. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/568238. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: University News, Wechat (cn).

Self-assembly stability and variability of bacterial microcompartment shell proteins in response to the environmental change.
Faulkner M, Zhao LS, Barrett S, Liu LN*
Nanoscale Research Letters, 2019, 14:54. DOI: 10.1186/s11671-019-2884-3. [fulltext]

Phycobiliproteins: Molecular Structure, Production, Applications, and Prospects.
Li W, Su HN, Pu Y, Chen J, Liu LN, Liu Q, Qin S.
Biotechnology Advances, 2019, 37: 340-353. DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2019.01.008. [fulltext]

Roles of RbcX in carboxysome biosynthesis in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC7942.
Huang F, Vasieva O, Sun Y, Faulkner M, Dykes G, Zhao Z, Liu LN*.
Plant Physiology, 2019, 179(1): 184-194. DOI: 10.1104/pp.18.01217. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: University News, Wechat (cn), Plantae.

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2018
Nanoscale visualization of bacterial microcompartments using atomic force microscopy.
Rodriguez-Ramos J, Faulkner M, Liu LN*.
Methods in Molecular Biology, 2018, 1814: 373-383. DOI:10.1007/978-1-4939-8591-3_22. [fulltext]

Engineering and modulating functional cyanobacterial CO2-fixing organelles.
Fang Y, Huang F, Faulkner M, Jiang Q, Dykes GF, Yang M, Liu LN*.
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2018, 9: 739. DOI:10.3389/fpls.2018.00739. [fulltext]

Insights into the origin of distinct medin fibril morphologies induced by incubation conditions and seeding.
Davies HA, Lee CF, Miller L, Liu LN, Madine J.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018, 19(5): 1357. DOI:10.3390/ijms19051357. [fulltext]

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2017
Dissecting the native architecture and dynamics of cyanobacterial photosynthetic machinery.
Casella S, Huang F, Mason D, Zhao GY, Johnson GN, Mullineaux CW, Liu LN*.
Molecular Plant, 2017, 10(11): 1434–1448. DOI: 10.1016/j.molp.2017.09.019.(cover article)[fulltext]
Featured in Media: University News, Wechat (cn).

Direct characterization of the native structure and mechanics of cyanobacterial carboxysomes.
Faulkner M, Rodriguez-Ramos J, Dykes GF, Owen SV, Casella S, Simpson DM, Beynon RJ, Liu LN*.
Nanoscale, 2017, 9(30): 10662-10673. DOI:10.1039/C7NR02524F. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: ScienceDaily, ScienceNewsLine, Nano Magazine, Phys.org, EurekAlert!, University News.

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2016
Supramolecular architecture of photosynthetic membrane in red algae in response to nitrogen starvation.
Zhao LS, Su HN, Li K, Xie BB, Liu LN, Zhang XY, Chen XL, Huang F, Zhou BC, Zhang YZ.
Biochim Biophys Acta–Bioenergetics, 2016, 1857(1): 1751–1758. DOI:10.1016/j.bbabio.2016.08.005. [fulltext]

Light modulates the biosynthesis and organization of cyanobacterial carbon fixation machinery through photosynthetic electron flow.
Sun Y, Casella S, Fang Y, Huang F, Faulkner M, Barrett S, Liu LN*.
Plant Physiology, 2016, 171(1): 530-541. DOI:10.1104/pp.16.00107. [fulltext]
Featured in Media: ScienceDaily, ScienceNewsLine, NanoWerk, Phys.org, SpectroscopyNow, University News. (#5 of the most attention-getting articles in Plant Physiology during the YEAR 2018: Twitter)

Visualization of bacterial microcompartment facet assembly using high-speed atomic force microscopy.
Sutter M, Faulkner M, Aussignargues C, Paasch BC, Barrett S, Kerfeld CA, Liu LN*.
Nano Letters, 2016, 16(3): 1590-1595. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04259. (cover article)[fulltext]
Featured in Media: Technology.org, WeeklyHotNews, TJS Kitchen Appliances, University News.
Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUFianuXnH4.

Distribution and dynamics of electron transport complexes in cyanobacterial thylakoid membranes.
Liu LN*.
Biochim Biophys Acta - Bioenergetics, 2016, 1857(3): 256-265. (cover article)[fulltext]
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2015.11.010.

Revised genome sequence of the purple photosynthetic bacterium Blastochloris viridis.
Liu LN*, Faulkner M, Liu X, Huang F, Darby AC, Hall N.
Genome Announcements, 2016, 4(1): e01520-15. DOI:10.1128/genomeA.01520-15. [PDF]

Adaptation and regulation of photosynthetic apparatus in response to light.
Casella S, Huang F, Liu LN.
Handbook of Photosynthesis, Third Edition.
CRC Press, US, edited by Mohammad Pessarakli. 2016, 53-63.

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2015
Oxidative stress alters morphology and toxicity of aortic medial amyloid.
Davies HA, Phelan MM, Wilkinson MC, Migrino RQ, Truran S, Franco DA, Liu LN, Longmore CJ, Madine J.
Biophys J, 2015, 109(11): 2363-2370. [PDF]

CLL exosomes modulate the transcriptome and behaviour of recipient stromal cells and are selectively enriched in miR-202-3p.
Farahani M, Rubbi C, Liu LN, Slupsky JR, Kalakonda N.
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10(10): e0141429. [PDF]

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2014
Localisation and interactions of the Vipp1 protein in cyanobacteria.
Bryan SJ, Burroughs NJ, Shevela D, Yu J, Rupprecht E, Liu LN, Mastroianni G, Xue Q, Llorente-Garcia I, Leake MC, Eichacker LA, Schneider D, Nixon PJ, Mullineaux CW.
Mol Microbiol, 2014, 94(5): 1179-1195. [PDF]

Phycobilisome mobility and its role in regulation of light-harvesting in red algae.
Kana R, Kotabova E, Lukes M, Papacek S, Matonoha C, Liu LN, Prasil O, Mullineaux CW.
Plant Physiol, 2014, 165(4): 1618-1631. [PDF]

The architecture of Rhodobacter sphaeroides chromatophores.
Scheuring S, Nevo R, Liu LN, Mangenot S, Charuvi D, Boudier T, Prima V, Hubert P, Sturgis JN, Reich Z.
Biochim Biophys Acta - Bioenergetics, 2014, 1837(8): 1263-1270. [PDF]

Single-molecule in vivo imaging of bacterial respiratory complexes indicates delocalized oxidative phosphorylation.
Llortente-Garcia I, Lenn T, Erhardt H, Harriman O, Liu LN, Robson A, Chiu SW, Matthews S, Willis N, Bray C, Lee SH, Shin JY, Bustamante C, Liphardt J, Friedrich T, Mullineaux C, Leake M.
Biochim Biophys Acta - Bioenergetics
, 2014, 1837(6): 811-824. [PDF]

Delocalised electron transport and chemiosmosis in Escherichia coli.
Mullineaux CW, Lenn T, Llortente-Garcia I, Erhardt H, Harriman O, Liu LN, Friedrich T, Leake M.
Biochim Biophys Acta - Bioenergetics
, 2014, 1837: e88, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2014.05.100. [Fulltext]

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2013
Investigation of photosynthetic membrane structure using atomic force microscopy.
Liu LN*, Scheuring S.
Trends Plant Sci
, 2013, 18(5): 277-286. (correspondence, featured article) [PDF]

2012
Control of electron transport routes through redox-regulated redistribution of respiratory complexes.
Liu LN*, Bryan SJ, Huang F, Yu JF, Nixon PJ, Rich PR, Mullineaux CW.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2012, 109 (28): 11431-11436. (*correspondence) [PDF]
Featured in media: ScienceDaily and ScienceNewsline: Biological Switch Paves Way for Improved Biofuel Production; RenewableEnergyWorld and EcoMagination: Illuminated Bacteria Enlighten Biofuel Production.

High-resolution AFM imaging of native biological membranes.
Liu LN, Scheuring S.
Nanoscale Liquid Interfaces: Wetting, Patterning and Force Microscopy at Molecular Scale. Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, edited by T. Ondarçuhu and J.-P. Aimé. 2012, 655-678. [PDF]

2011
Forces guiding assembly of light-harvesting complex 2 in native membranes.
Liu LN, Duquesne K, Oesterhelt F, Sturgis JN, Scheuring S.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA
, 2011, 108 (23): 9455-9459. [PDF]

Native architecture of the photosynthetic membrane from Rhodobacter veldkampii.
Liu LN
, Sturgis JN, Scheuring S.
J Struct Biol
, 2011, 173 (1): 138-145. [PDF]

High resolution imaging and manipulation of membrane proteins.
Buzhynskyy N, Liu LN, Casuso I, Scheuring S.
Life at the Nanoscale: Atomic Force Microscopy of Live Cells. Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, edited by Y.F. Dufrene. 2011, 21-44. [PDF]

2009-2004
Quinone pathways in entire photosynthetic chromatophores of Rhodospirillum photometricum.
Liu LN, Duquesne K, Sturgis JN, Scheuring S.
J Mol Biol, 2009, 393 (1): 27-35. [PDF]

FRAP analysis on red alga reveals the fluorescence recovery is ascribed to intrinsic photoprocesses of phycobilisomes than large-scale diffusion.
Liu LN
, Aartsma TJ, Thomas JC, Zhou BC, Zhang YZ.
PLoS ONE
, 2009, 4(4): e5295. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005295. [PDF]

Probing the pH sensitivity of R-phycoerythrin: Investigations of active conformational and functional variation.
Liu LN#, Su HN#, Yan SG, Shao SM, Xie BB, Chen XL, Zhang XY, Zhou BC, Zhang YZ.
Biochim Biophys Acta - Bioenergetics, 2009, 1787 (7): 939–946. [PDF]

Watching the native supramolecular architecture of photosynthetic membrane in red algae: Topography of phycobilisomes, and their crowding, diverse distribution patterns.
Liu LN, Aartsma TJ, Thomas JC, Lamers GEB, Zhou BC, Zhang YZ.
J Biol Chem
, 2008, 283 (50): 34946-34953. (cover article) [PDF]

Dimers of light-harvesting complex 2 from Rhodobacter sphaeroides characterized in reconstituted 2D crystals with atomic force microscopy.
Liu LN, Aartsma TJ, Frese RN.
FEBS J
, 2008, 275 (12): 3157-3166. (cover article) [PDF]

Light-induced energetic decoupling as a mechanism for phycobilisome-related energy dissipation in red algae: a single molecule study.
Liu LN, Elmalk AT, Aartsma TJ, Thomas JC, Lamers GEB, Zhou BC, Zhang YZ.
PLoS ONE, 2008, 3(9): e3134. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003134. [PDF]

Structure and organization of phycobilisomes on membranes of the red alga Porphyridium cruentum.
Arteni AA#, Liu LN#, Ajlani G, Aartsma TJ, Zhang YZ, Zhou BC, Boekema EJ.
Photosynth Res
, 2008, 95 (2-3): 169-174. (#co-first author) [PDF]

Characterization, structure and function of linker polypeptides in phycobilisome of cyanobacteria and red algae: an overview.
Liu LN, Chen XL, Zhang YZ, Zhou BC.
Biochim Biophys Acta - Bioenergetics
, 2005, 1708 (2): 133-142. [PDF]

One-step chromatography method for efficient separation and purification of R-phycoerythrin from Polysiphonia urceolata.
Liu LN, Chen XL, Zhang XY, Zhang YZ, Zhou BC.
J Biotechnol, 2005, 116 (1): 91-100. [PDF]

Factors that effect antioxidant activity of C-phycocyanins from Spirulina platensis.
Zhou ZP, Liu LN, Chen XL, Zhang YZ, Zhou BC.
J Food Biochem, 2005, 29: 313–322. [PDF]

Effects of light, denaturants and pH on antioxidant activity of allophycocyanin in Spirulina platensis.
Zhou ZP, Liu LN, Chen XL, Zhang XY, Zhang YZ, Zhou BC.
Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica
, 2005, 36 (2): 179-185. 

Effects of hirudin for the thrombin-induced expression of adhesive molecules in neutrophils and human umbilical vein endothelial cells.
Wang M, Cui LQ, Wang XJ, Han QX, Liu LN.
Chinese J New Drugs, 2005, 14(8): 989-992.

The study on the factors influencing the stability of the phycocyanin in Spirulina liquor.
Liu LN, Huang F, Huang YL.
Liquor Making, 2004, 31(3): 43-45

Effect of CHAPS on the stability of Spirulina platensis phycobilisomes.
Zhang XY, Liu LN, Chen XL, Zhang YZ, Zhou BC.
Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis
, 2004, 24: 1224-1226.

The study of the stability of phycobilisomes in algae, Spirulina platensis.
Zhang XY, Liu LN, Chen XL, Zhang YZ, Zhou BC.
Marine Science, 2004, 28: 38-42.