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Name  
Yang Ziyin
Post  
   Principal Investigator, Plant Metabolomics Group
Highest Education  
   Ph.D.
Office  
   Plant Metabolomics Group, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xingke Road 723,Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
Phone  
   86-020-38072989
Zip Code  
   510650
Fax  
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Email  
   zyyang@scbg.ac.cn
Education and Appointments:
 04/2012-present, Principal investigator, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

04/2010-03/2012, JSPS postdoctoral fellow, Shizuoka University, Japan

04/2009-03/2010, JST Research fellow, Shizuoka Organization for Creation of Industries- Shizuoka University, Japan

07/2007-03/2009, Postdoctoral fellow, Shizuoka University, Japan

09/2002-07/2007, Ph.D., Zhejiang University, China

09/1998-07/2002, B.Sc., Jiangxi Agricultural University, China


Research Interest:
   Our research group currently focuses on the formation of specialized metabolites in economic crops in response to biotic and abiotic stresses before/ after harvest, including stress-response mechanisms of the pathways, enzymes, and genes involved in the biosynthesis of these specialized metabolites, as well as the practical applications for the improvement of quality of economic crops during the cultivation and manufacturing processes. 
Public Services:

[1] Reviewer for 63 international journals


Honors:

 

Selected Publication:

(# Co-first authors, * Corresponding author)

[1] Zeng, L.T., Zhou, X.C., Liao, Y.Y., Yang, Z.Y.*. Roles of specialized metabolites in biological function and environmental adaptability of tea plant (Camellia sinensis) as a metabolite studying model. Journal of Advanced Research, 2021, in press.

[2] Gu, D.C.#, Yang, J.#, Wu, S.H., Liao, Y.Y., Zeng, L.T., Yang, Z.Y.*. Epigenetic regulation of the phytohormone abscisic acid accumulation under dehydration stress during postharvest processing of tea (Camellia sinensis). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2021, in press.   

[3] Fu, X.M., Liao, Y.Y., Cheng, S.H., Xu, X.L., Grierson, D., Yang, Z.Y.*. Nonaqueous fractionation and overexpression of fluorescent-tagged enzymes reveals the subcellular sites of L-theanine biosynthesis in tea. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2021, 19: 98-108.

[4] Zeng, L.T.#, Xiao, Y.Y.#, Zhou, X.C., Yu, J.Z., Jian, G.T., Li, J.L., Chen, J.M., Tang, J.C., Yang, Z.Y.*. Uncovering reasons for differential accumulation of linalool in tea cultivars with different leaf area. Food Chemistry, 2021, 345: 128752.

[5] Liao, Y.Y.#, Fu, X.M.#, Zeng, L.T., Yang, Z.Y.*. Strategies for studying in vivo biochemical formation pathways and multilevel distributions of quality or function-related specialized metabolites in tea (Camellia sinensis). Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2020, in press.

[6] Zeng, L.T., Zhou, X.C., Su, X.G., Yang, Z.Y.*. Chinese oolong tea: An aromatic beverage produced under multiple stresses. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 2020, 106: 242-253.

[7] Yu, Z.M., Yang, Z.Y.*. Understanding different regulatory mechanisms of proteinaceous and non- proteinaceous amino acid formation in tea (Camellia sinensis) provides new insights into the safe and effective alteration of tea flavor and function. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2020, 60: 844-858.

[8] Zhou, Y.#, Zeng, L.T.#, Hou, X.L., Liao, Y.Y., Yang, Z.Y.*. Low temperature synergistically promotes wounding-induced indole accumulation by INDUCER OF CBF EXPRESSION-mediated alterations of jasmonic acid signaling in Camellia sinensis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2020, 71: 2172-2185.

[9] Fu, X.M.#, Cheng, S.H.#, Liao, Y.Y., Xu, X.L., Wang, X.C., Hao, X.Y., Xu, P., Dong, F., Yang, Z.Y.*. Characterization of L?theanine hydrolase in vitro and subcellular distribution of its specific product ethylamine in tea (Camellia sinensis). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2020, 68: 10842-10851.

[10] Zhou, Y., Deng, R.F., Xu, X.L., Yang, Z.Y.*. Enzyme catalytic efficiencies and relative gene expression levels of (R)-linalool synthase and (S)-linalool synthase determine the proportion of linalool enantiomers in Camellia sinensis var. sinensis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2020, 68: 10109-10117.

[11] Zeng, L.T., Wang, X.Q., Tan, H.B., Liao, Y.Y., Xu, P., Kang, M., Dong, F., Yang, Z.Y.*. Alternative pathway to the formation of trans-cinnamic acid derived from L-phenylalanine in tea (Camellia sinensis) plants and other plants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2020, 68: 3415-3424.

[12] Liao, Y.Y., Zeng, L.T., Tan, H.B., Cheng, S.H., Dong, F, Yang, Z.Y.*. Biochemical pathway of benzyl nitrile derived from L-phenylalanine in tea (Camellia sinensis) and its formation in response to postharvest stresses. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2020, 68: 1397-1404.

[13] Mei, X., Xu, X.L., Yang, Z.Y.*. Characterization of two tea glutamate decarboxylase isoforms involved in GABA production. Food Chemistry, 2020, 305: 125440.

[14] Li, J.L.#, Zeng, L.T.#, Liao, Y.Y., Tang, J.C.*, Yang, Z.Y.*. Evaluation of the contribution of trichomes to metabolite compositions of tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves and their products. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 2020, 122: 109023.

[15] Zeng, L.T., Watanabe, N., Yang, Z.Y.*. Understanding the biosyntheses and stress response mechanisms of aroma compounds in tea (Camellia sinensis) to safely and effectively improve tea aroma. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2019, 59: 2321-2334.

[16] Zeng, L.T.#, Tan, H.B.#, Liao, Y.Y., Jian, G.T., Kang, M., Dong, F., Watanabe, N., Yang, Z.Y.*. Increasing temperature changes the flux into the multiple biosynthetic pathways for 2-phenylethanol in model systems of tea (Camellia sinensis) and other plants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2019, 67: 10145-10154.

[17] Zeng, L.T.#, Wang, X.Q.#, Xiao, Y.Y., Gu, D.C., Liao, Y.Y., Xu, X.L., Jia, Y.X., Deng, R.F., Song, C.K., Yang, Z.Y.*. Elucidation of (Z)-3-Hexenyl-β-glucopyranoside enhancement mechanism under stresses from the oolong tea manufacturing process. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2019, 67: 6541-6550.

[18] Liao, Y.Y.#, Yu, Z.M.#, Liu, X.Y., Zeng, L.T., Cheng, S.H., Li, J.L., Tang, J.C., Yang, Z.Y.*. Effect of major tea insect attack on the formation of quality-related non-volatile specialized metabolites in tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2019, 67: 6716-6724.

[19] Cheng, S.H.#, Fu, X.M.#, Liao, Y.Y., Xu, X.L., Zeng, L.T., Tang, J.C., Li, J.L., Lai, J.H., Yang, Z.Y.*. Differential accumulation of specialized metabolite L-theanine in green and T albino-induced yellow tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves. Food Chemistry, 2019, 276: 93-100.

[20] Liao, Y.Y., Fu, X.M., Zhou, H.Y., Rao, W., Zeng, L.T., Yang, Z.Y.*. Visualized analysis of within-tissue spatial distribution of specialized metabolites in tea (Camellia sinensis) using desorption electrospray ionization imaging mass spectrometry. Food Chemistry, 2019, 292: 204-210.

[21] Wang, X.Q.#, Zeng, L.T.#, Liao, Y.Y., Zhou, Y., Xu, X.L., Dong, F., Yang, Z.Y.*. An alternative pathway for the formation of aromatic aroma compounds derived from L-phenylalanine via phenylpyruvic acid in tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) leaves. Food Chemistry, 2019, 270: 17-24.

[22] Zeng, L.T., Wang, X.W., Zeng, L., Liao, Y.Y., Gu, D.C., Dong, F., Yang, Z.Y.*. Formation of and changes in phytohormone levels in response to stress during the manufacturing process of oolong tea (Camellia sinensis). Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2019, 157: 110974.

[23] Zhou, Y.#, Liu, X.Y.#, Yang, Z.Y.*. Characterization of terpene synthase from tea green leafhopper being involved in formation of geraniol in tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves and potential effect of geraniol on insect-derived endobacteria. Biomolecules, 2019, 9: 808.

[24] Zeng, L.T.#, Zhou, Y.#, Fu, X.M., Liao, Y.Y., Yuan, Y.F., Jia, Y.X., Dong, F., Yang, Z.Y.*. Biosynthesis of jasmine lactone in tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves and its formation in response to multiple stresses. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2018, 66: 3899-3909.

[25] Cheng, S.H.#, Fu, X.M.#, Wang, X.Q., Liao, Y.Y., Zeng, L.T., Dong, F., Yang, Z.Y.*. Studies on the biochemical formation pathway of the amino acid L-theanine in tea (Camellia sinensis) and other plants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2017, 65: 7210-7216.

[26] Chen, Y.Y.#, Fu, X.M.#, Mei, X., Zhou, Y., Cheng, S.H., Zeng, L.T., Dong, F., Yang, Z.Y.*. Proteolysis of chloroplast proteins is responsible for accumulation of free amino acids in dark-treated tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves. Journal of Proteomics, 2017, 157: 10-17.

[27] Zeng, L.T.#, Zhou, Y.#, Fu, X.M., Mei, X., Cheng, S.H., Gui, J.D., Dong, F., Tang, J.C., Ma, S.Z., Yang, Z.Y.*. Does oolong tea (Camellia sinensis) made from a combination of leaf and stem smell more aromatic than leaf-only tea? Contribution of the stem to oolong tea aroma. Food Chemistry, 2017, 237: 488-498.

[28] Zhou, Y.#, Zeng, L.T.#, Liu, X.Y., Gui, J.D., Mei, X., Fu, X.M., Dong, F., Tang, J.C., Zhang, L.Y., Yang, Z.Y.*. Formation of (E)-nerolidol in tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves exposed to multiple stresses from tea manufacturing process. Food Chemistry, 2017, 231: 78-86.

[29] Mei, X.#, Liu, X.Y.#, Zhou, Y., Wang, X.Q., Zeng, L.T., Fu, X.M., Li, J.L., Tang, J.C., Dong, F., Yang, Z.Y.*. Formation and emission of linalool in tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves infested by tea green leafhopper (Empoasca (Matsumurasca) onukii Matsuda). Food Chemistry, 2017, 237: 356-363.

[30] Zeng, L.T.#, Zhou, Y.#, Gui, J.D., Fu, X.M., Mei, X., Zhen, Y.P., Ye, T.X., Du, B., Dong, F., Watanabe, N., Yang, Z.Y.*. Formation of volatile tea constituent indole during the oolong tea manufacturing process. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2016, 64: 5011-5019.

[31] Gui, J.D.#, Fu, X.M.#, Zhou, Y., Katsuno, T., Mei, X., Deng, R.F., Xu, X.L., Zhang, L.Y., Dong, F., Watanabe, N., Yang, Z.Y.*. Does enzymatic hydrolysis of glycosidically bound volatile compounds really contribute to the formation of volatile compounds during the oolong tea manufacuring process? Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2015, 63: 6905-6914.

[32] Yang, Z.Y.#, Baldermann, S.#, Watanabe, N.*. Recent studies of the volatile compounds in tea. Food Research International, 2013, 53: 585-599.

[33] Yang, Z.Y., Kobayashi, E., Katsuno, T., Asanuma, T., Fujimori, T., Ishikawa, T., Tomomura, M., Mochizuki, K., Watase, T., Nakamura, Y., Watanabe, N.*. Characterisation of volatile and non-volatile metabolites in etiolated leaves of tea (Camellia sinensis) plants in the dark. Food Chemistry, 2012, 135: 2268-2276.


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