Weng Jun


Associate Professor

Phone: 027-87792649

Email: jweng@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Interests: Structure and function of important proteins related with human diseases

Academic Degrees

PhD in Botany, 2004, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

BA in Microbiology, 1999, Wuhan University, China

Professional Experience

Associate Professor (2014-present), School of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Postdoctor (2004-2011), Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, USA

Selected Publications

1. Cao Y, Jin X, Levin EJ, Huang H, Zong Y, Quick M, Weng J, Pan Y, Love J, Punta M, et al. Crystal structure of a phosphorylation-coupled saccharide transporter. Nature. 2011 May 5;473(7345):50-54.

2. Pan Y, Weng J, Levin EJ, Zhou M. Oxidation of NADPH on Kvb1 inhibits ball-and-chain type inactivation by restraining the chain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Apr 5;108(14):5885-5890.

3. Pan Y*, Weng J*, Kabaleeswaran V, Li H, Cao Y, Bhosle RC, Zhou M. Cortisone dissociates the Shaker family K+ channels from their b subunits. Nature Chemical Biology. 2008 Nov;4(11):708-714.

4. Pan Y, Weng J, Cao Y, Bhosle RC, Zhou M. Functional coupling between the Kv1.1 channel and aldoketoreductase Kvb1. J Biol Chem. 2008 Mar 28;283(13):8634-8642.

5. Weng J*, Cao Y*, Moss N, Zhou M. Modulation of voltage-dependent Shaker family potassium channels by an aldo-keto reductase. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jun 2;281(22):15194-15200.

6. Weng J, Tan C, Shen JR, Yu Y, Zeng X, Xu C, Ruan K. pH-induced conformational changes in the soluble manganese-stabilizing protein of photosystem II. Biochemistry. 2004 Apr 27;43(16):4855-4861.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: 0700894    Cell Biology (for MBBS)

Graduate:           170.532       Advances in Molecular Genetics

                            170.551        Advanced Biophysics

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