Koch A, Kang HG, Steinbrenner J, Dempsey DA, Klessig DF, Kogel KH. (2017) MORC Proteins: Novel Players in Plant and Animal Health. Front Plant Sci. 8, 1720.

Bordiya Y and Kang HG. (2017) Genome-wide analysis of chromatin accessibility in Arabidopsis infected with Pseudomonas syringae. Methods in Molecular Biology 1578, 263-272.

Bordiya Y, Zheng Y, Nam JC, Choi HW, Lee BK, Kim J, Klessig DF, Fei Z and Kang HG. (2016) Pathogen Infection and MORC proteins Affect Chromatin Accessibility of Transposable Elements and Expression of Their Proximal Genes in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 29, 674-687.

DeFalco TA, Marshall CB, Munro K, Kang HG, Moeder W, Ikura M, Snedden WA, Yoshioka K. (2016) Multiple calmodulin-binding sites positively and negatively regulate Arabidopsis CYCLIC NUCLEOTIDE-GATED CHANNEL. Plant Cell 28, 1738-1751.

Manosalva P, Manohar M, Kogel KH, Kang HG, Klessig DF. (2015) The GHKL ATPase MORC1 Modulates Species-Specific Plant Immunity in Solanaceae. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions  28:927-42.

Gregor Langen, Sabrina von Einem, Aline Koch, Jafargholi Imani, Subhash B. Pai, Murli Manohar, Katrin Ehlers, Hyong Woo Choi, Hyung-Gon Mang, Yogendra Bordiya, Hong-Gu Kang, Daniel F. Klessig, Karl-Heinz Kogel (2014) The CRT1 subfamily of MORC ATPases Modulates Disease Resistance in Barley to Biotrophic and Necrotrophic Pathogens. Plant Physiology, 164, 866-878.

Hong-Gu Kang*, Hyong Woo Choi, Sabrina von Einem, Patricia Manosalva, Katrin Ehlers, Po-Pu Liu, Stefanie umar, V. Buxa, Magali Moreau, Hyung-Gon Mang, Pradeep Kachroo, Karl-Heinz Kogel, Daniel F. Klessig* (2012) CRT1 is a nuclear-translocated MORC endonuclease that participates in multiple levels of plant immunity. Nature Communications 3, 1297 (*corresponding author).

Hyung-Gon Mang, Weiqiang Qian, Ying Zhu, Jun Qian, Hong-Gu Kang, Daniel F. Klessig, and Jian Hua (2012) ABA deficiency antagonizes high temperature inhibition of disease resistance through enhancing nuclear accumulation of R proteins SNC1 and RPS4. Plant Cell, 24: 1271-1284.

Prior to joining Texas State University 

Hyoung Yool Lee, Christopher Bowen, George Popescu, Hong-Gu Kang, Shisong Ma, Naohiro Kato, Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, Michael Snyder and Sorina C. Popescu (2011) BTI1 and BTI2 Reticulon-Like Proteins Regulate Intracellular Trafficking and Activity of the FLS2 Immune Receptor. Plant Cell, 23, 3374-3391.

Hong-Gu Kang, Chang-Sik Oh, Masanao Sato, Fumiaki Katagiri, Jane Glazebrook, Hideki Takahashi, Gregory Martin and Daniel F. Klessig (2010). Endosome-associated CRT1 functions early signaling in R (resistance) gene-mediated defense signaling. Plant Cell, 22, 918-936.

Bong Soo Park, Hee Jeong Eo, In-Cheol Jang, Hong-Gu Kang, Jong Tae Song and Hak Soo Seo (2010) Ubiquitination of LHY by SINAT5 regulates flowering time and is inhibited by DET1. Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications, 398, 242-246.

Joyce Baxter, Wolfgang Moeder, William Urquhart, Dea Shahinas, Kimberley Chin, Dinesh Christendat, Hong-Gu Kang, Magdalena Angelova, Naohiro Kato, and Keiko Yoshioka (2008). Identification of a functionally essential amino acid for Arabidopsis cyclic nucleotide gated ion channels using the chimeric ATCNGC11/12 gene. Plant Journal, 56, 457-469.

Ken-Taro Sekine, Sayaka Kawakami, Shu Hase, Mayumi Kubota, Yuki Ichinose, Jyoti Shah, Hong-Gu Kang, Daniel F. Klessig, and Hideki Takahashi (2008). High level expression of a virus resistance gene, RCY1, confers extreme resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Arabidopsis thalianaMolecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 21, 1398-1407.

Hong-Gu Kang and Daniel F. Klessig(2008). The involvement of the Arabidopsis CRT1 ATPase family in disease resistance protein-mediated signaling. Plant Signaling & Behavior 3, 689-690.

Hong-Gu Kang, Joseph Kuhl, Pradeep Kachroo, and Daniel F. Klessig(2008) CRT1, an Arabidopsis ATPase that interacts with diverse resistance proteins and modulates disease resistance to Turnip crinkle virus. Cell Host & Microbe 3, 48-57.

Keiko Yoshioka, Wolfgang Möder, Hong-Gu Kang, Pradeep Kachroo, Khaled Masmoud, Gerald Berkowitz and Daniel F. Klessig (2006) The Chimeric Arabidopsis Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Ion Channel AtCNGC11/12 activates multiple pathogen resistance responses. Plant Cell 18, 747-763.

Frank Menke*, Hong-Gu Kang*, Zhixiang Chen, Jeong Mee Park, Dhirendra Kumar, Daniel F. Klessig (2005) Tobacco transcription factor NtWRKY1 is phosphorylated by MAP kinase SIPK and mediates HR-like cell death in tobacco. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 18, 1027-1034. (*equal contribution)

Hong-Gu Kang and Daniel F. Klessig (2005) Salicylic acid inducible Arabidopsis CK2-like activity phosphorylates TGA2. Plant Molecular Biology 57, 541-557.

A.C. Chandra-Shekara, DuRoy Navarre, Aardra Kachroo, Hong-Gu Kang, Daniel Klessig, Pradeep Kachroo (2004) Signaling requirements and role of salicylic acid in HRT– and rrt-mediated resistance to turnip crinkle virus in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 40, 647-659.

Hong-Gu Kang*, Rhonda Foley*, Luis Onate, Chentao Lin and Karam B. Singh (2003) Target genes for OBP3, a Dof transcription factor, include novel basic helix-loop-helix domain proteins inducible by salicylic acid. Plant Journal 35, 362-372. (*equal contribution)

Hong-Gu Kang and Karam B. Singh (2000) Characterization of salicylic acid responsive Arabidopsis Dof domain proteins: overexpression of OBP3 leads to growth defects. Plant Journal 21, 329-340.

Hong-Gu Kang, Yiwen Fang, and Karam B. Singh (1999) A glucocorticoid-inducible transcription system causes severe growth defects in Arabidopsis and induces defense-related genes. Plant Journal 20, 127-133.

Hong-Gu Kang, Jee Won Park, Chung Ho Kim, Jae Yun Lim, and Yang Do Choi (1995) Translational enhancement by the leader of tobacco mosaic virus and soybean glycinin gene in transgenic tobacco plants. Agricultural Chemistry & Biotechnology 38, 224-231.

Min Hyung Kang, Hong-Gu Kang, Min Gyu Lee, Sung Soon Park, Hee Jin Lee, Youngam Chae, and Yang Do Choi (1993) Molecular cloning of cytochrome P-450 oxidase gene in peppermint (Menta Piperita ). Molecules & Cells 3, 283-288.

Chung Ho Kim, Hong-Gu Kang, and Yang Do Choi (1993) Interaction of nuclear factor with the 5′ upstream region of soybean Glycinin Gene. Molecules & Cells 3, 165-170.

Jee Won Park, Chung Ho Kim, Hong-Gu Kang, and Yang Do Choi (1992) Promoter sequence of soybean Glycinin gene regulates seed-specific expression in transgenic tobacco. Molecules & Cells 2, 297-302.

One Response to PUBLICATIONS

  1. Rongcheng Lin says:

    Hi Hong-gu,
    How are you doing? This is Rongcheng. Congratulations on your BIG Paper in Nat Comm. I could not read its full version. Would you please send me a copy? We recently found that light can somehow regulate SA and plant immunity. I need ot learn more about it.

    Thank you!

    Best regards,


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