Research Group
HE Yongning
Professor,“Hundred Talents Program”, CAS
Tel: 021-54921342

Research Interests
Our laboratory is interested in the structures of cell surface receptors and receptor-ligand interactions. We are combining various molecular and structural techniques, including three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction by electron microscopy (single particle reconstruction, tomography, etc.), X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering, to determine 3D structures of cell surface molecules and the corresponding complexes involved in immunological recognition, antibody transport, cell adhesion and viral cell entry.

Selected Publications

1. He, Y., Bjorkman, P.J., (2011). Structural of FcRY, an avian immunoglobulin receptor related to mammalian mannose receptors, and its complex with IgY. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 12431-6
2. He, Y., Olson, R., (2010). Three-dimensional structure of the detergent-solubilized Vibrio cholerae cytolysin (VCC) heptamer by electron cryomicroscopy, J. Struct. Biol. 169, 6-13. (Co-first authors).
He, Y., Jensen, G.J., Bjorkman, P.J., (2009). Nanogold as a specific marker for electron cryotomography, Microsc. Microanal. 15, 183-188. (*Selected as the best biological paper in Microscopy and Microanalysis in 2009.)
3. He, Y., Jensen, G.J., Bjorkman, P.J., (2009). Cryo-electron tomography of homophilic adhesion mediated by the neural adhesion molecule L1. Structure 17, 460-471.
4. He, Y., Mueller S., Chipman, P.C., Bator, C.M., Peng, X., Bowman, V.D., Mukhopadhyay, S., Wimmer, E., Kuhn, R.J., Rossmann, M.G., (2003). Complexes of poliovirus serotypes with their common cellular receptor, CD155. J. Virol. 77, 4827-4835.
5. Rossmann, M.G., He, Y., Kuhn, R.J., (2002). Picornavirus receptor interactions. Trends Microbiol. 10, 324-331.
6. He, Y., Lin, F., Chipman, P.R., Bator, C.M., Baker, T.S., Shoham, M., Kuhn, R.J., Medof, M.E., Rossmann, M.G., (2002). Structure of decay-accelerating factor bound to echovirus 7: a virus-receptor complex. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 10325-10329.
7. He, Y., Chipman, P.R., Howitt, J., Bator, C.M., Whitt, M., Baker, T.S., Kuhn, R.J., Anderson, C.W., Freimuth, P., Rossmann, M.G., (2001). Interaction of coxsackievirus B3 with the full-length coxsackievirus-adenovirus receptor. Nature Struct. Biol. 8, 874-878.
8. He, Y., Bowman, V.D., Mueller, S., Bator, C.M., Bella, J., Peng, X., Baker, T.S., Wimmer, E., Kuhn, R.J., Rossmann, M.G., (2000). Interaction of the poliovirus receptor with poliovirus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97, 79-84.
9. Xia, Z., He, Y., Dai, W., White, S.A., Boyd, G.D., Mathews, F.S., (1999). Detailed active site configuration of a new crystal form of methanol dehydrogenase from Methylophilus W3A1 at 1.9Å resolution. Biochemistry. 38, 1214-1220.
10. He, Y., Xia, Z., Wang, Y., Ji, Y., Yeh. M., (1996). Prediction of antigenic determinants of trichosanthin by molecular modeling. Cell Research. 6, 93-100.
11. He, Y., Shen, X., Ma, L., (1996). Synthesis and characterization of nanometer-sized zinc oxide. Chinese J. Appl. Chem. 13, 92-94.
Education Background & Academic Experiencejugiigol
1991, B.S. Fudan University, Shanghai, China
1994, M.S. Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2002, Ph.D Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA
2003-2011, Postdoc, Staff Scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA USA
2011-, Professor, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai, China 

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