ZFIN ID: ZDB-LAB-151014-1
Mugen Liu Lab
PI/Director: Liu, Mugen
Contact Person: Liu, Mugen
Email: lium@hust.edu.cn
Address: Key Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics of Ministry of Education, Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, PR China
Country: China
Phone: 86 27-87794549
Line Designation: hzu

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The main interests of the lab are to identify novel mutations and disease-causing genes of inherited ocular diseases (such as retinal degeneration, cataract), to study the functions of these causative genes in cultured cell lines, zebrafish or mouse models, and finally to reveal the pathogenesis of these diseases and develop potential therapies.

Li, Chang Post-Doc Liu, Fei Post-Doc Gao, Meng Graduate Student
Han, Shanshan Graduate Student Hu, Xuebin Graduate Student Huang, Yuwen Graduate Student
Li, Jingzhen Graduate Student Liu, Xiliang Graduate Student Lu, Zhaojing Graduate Student
Ly, Yuexiang Graduate Student Qin, Yayun Graduate Student Qu, Zhen Graduate Student
Yang, Lifang Graduate Student Yu, Shanshan Graduate Student

Han, S., Liu, X., Xie, S., Gao, M., Liu, F., Yu, S., Sun, P., Wang, C., Archacki, S., Lu, Z., Hu, X., Qin, Y., Qu, Z., Huang, Y., Lv, Y., Tu, J., Li, J., Yimer, T.A., Jiang, T., Tang, Z., Luo, D., Chen, F., Liu, M. (2018) Knockout of ush2a gene in zebrafish causes hearing impairment and late onset rod-cone dystrophy. Human genetics. 137(10):779-794
Raghupathy, R.K., Zhang, X., Liu, F., Alhasani, R.H., Biswas, L., Akhtar, S., Pan, L., Moens, C.B., Li, W., Liu, M., Kennedy, B.N., Shu, X. (2017) Rpgrip1 is required for rod outer segment development and ciliary protein trafficking in zebrafish. Scientific Reports. 7:16881
Gao, M., Huang, Y., Wang, L., Huang, M., Liu, F., Liao, S., Yu, S., Lu, Z., Han, S., Hu, X., Qu, Z., Liu, X., Assefa Yimer, T., Yang, L., Tang, Z., Li, D.W., Liu, M. (2017) HSF4 regulates lens fiber cell differentiation by activating p53 and its downstream regulators. Cell Death & Disease. 8:e3082
Yu, S., Li, C., Biswas, L., Hu, X., Liu, F., Reilly, J., Liu, X., Liu, Y., Huang, Y., Lu, Z., Han, S., Wang, L., Liu, J.Y., Jiang, T., Shu, X., Wong, F., Tang, Z., Liu, M. (2017) CERKL gene knockout disturbs photoreceptor outer segment phagocytosis and causes rod-cone dystrophy in zebrafish. Human Molecular Genetics. 26(12):2335-2345
Liu, F., Qin, Y., Yu, S., Soares, D.C., Yang, L., Weng, J., Li, C., Gao, M., Lu, Z., Hu, X., Liu, X., Jiang, T., Liu, J.Y., Shu, X., Tang, Z., Liu, M. (2017) Pathogenic Mutations in Retinitis Pigmentosa 2 Predominantly Result in Loss of RP2 Protein Stability in Human and Zebrafish. The Journal of biological chemistry. 292(15):6225-6239
Lu, Z., Hu, X., Liu, F., Soares, D.C., Liu, X., Yu, S., Gao, M., Han, S., Qin, Y., Li, C., Jiang, T., Luo, D., Guo, A.Y., Tang, Z., Liu, M. (2017) Ablation of EYS in zebrafish causes mislocalisation of outer segment proteins, F-actin disruption and cone-rod dystrophy. Scientific Reports. 7:46098
Raghupathy, R.K., Zhang, X., Alhasani, R.H., Zhou, X., Mullin, M., Reilly, J., Li, W., Liu, M., Shu, X. (2016) Abnormal photoreceptor outer segment development and early retinal degeneration in kif3a mutant zebrafish. Cell biochemistry and function. 34(6):429-40
Gao, M., Zhang, S., Liu, C., Qin, Y., Archacki, S., Jin, L., Wang, Y., Liu, F., Chen, J., Liu, Y., Wang, J., Huang, M., Liao, S., Tang, Z., Guo, A.Y., Jiang, F., Liu, M. (2016) Whole exome sequencing identifies a novel NRL mutation in a Chinese family with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. Molecular Vision. 22:234-42
Liu, F., Chen, J., Yu, S., Raghupathy, R.K., Liu, X., Qin, Y., Li, C., Huang, M., Liao, S., Wang, J., Zou, J., Shu, X., Tang, Z., Liu, M. (2015) Knockout of RP2 decreases GRK1 and rod transducin subunits and leads to photoreceptor degeneration in zebrafish. Human Molecular Genetics. 24(16):4648-59
Dai, Z., Wang, H., Jin, X., Wang, H., He, J., Liu, M., Yin, Z., Sun, Y., Lou, Q. (2015) Depletion of suppressor of cytokine signaling-1a causes hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance in zebrafish. American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism. 308(10):E849-59
Li, C., Wang, L., Zhang, J., Huang, M., Wong, F., Liu, X., Liu, F., Cui, X., Yang, G., Chen, J., Liu, Y., Wang, J., Liao, S., Gao, M., Hu, X., Shu, X., Wang, Q., Yin, Z., Tang, Z., Liu, M. (2014) CERKL interacts with mitochondrial TRX2 and protects retinal cells from oxidative stress-induced apoptosis. BBA Molecular Basis of Disease. 1842(7):1121-9
Zhang, J., Cui, X., Wang, L., Liu, F., Jiang, T., Li, C., Li, D., Huang, M., Liao, S., Wang, J., Chen, J., Jia, H., He, J., Tang, Z., Yin, Z., Liu, M. (2014) The Mitochondrial Thioredoxin is Required for Liver Development in Zebrafish. Current Molecular Medicine. 14(6):772-82
Cui, X., Wang, L., Zhang, J., Du, R., Liao, S., Li, D., Li, C., Ke, T., Li, D.W., Huang, H., Yin, Z., Tang, Z., and Liu, M. (2013) HSF4 regulates DLAD expression and promotes lens de-nucleation. BBA Molecular Basis of Disease. 1832(8):1167-72
Cui, X., Zhang, J., Du, R., Wang, L., Archacki, S., Zhang, Y., Yuan, M., Ke, T., Li, H., Li, D., Li, C., Li, D.W., Tang, Z., Yin, Z., and Liu, M. (2012) HSF4 is involved in DNA damage repair through regulation of Rad51. BBA Molecular Basis of Disease. 1822(8):1308-1315