Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Morin, B., Liang, B., Gardner E., Ross R. & Whelan, S. P. (2017) An in vitro RNA synthesis assay for rabies virus defines critical ribonucleoprotein interactions for polymerase activity. J Virol 91.

Kahle, K. T., Flores, B., Bharucha-Goebel, D., Zhang, J., Donkervoort, S., Hegde, M., Hussain, G., Duran, D., Liang, B., Sun, D., Bonnemann, C. G. & Delpire, E. (2016). Peripheral motor neuropathy is associated with defective kinase regulation of the KCC3 cotransporter. Sci Signal 9, ra77. 

Liang, B., Li, Z., Jenni, S., Rahmeh, A. A., Morin, B. , Grant, T., Grigorieff, N., Harrison, S. C. & Whelan, S. P. (2015). Structure of the L Protein of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus from Electron Cryomicroscopy. Cell 162, 314-27.

Kahle, K. T., Merner, N. D., Friedel, P., Silayeva, L., Liang, B., Khanna, A., Shang, Y., Lachance-Touchette, P., Bourassa, C., Levert, A., et al. (2014). Genetically encoded impairment of neuronal KCC2 cotransporter function in human idiopathic generalized epilepsy. EMBO Rep 15, 766-74.

Rahmeh, A. A., Morin, B., Schenk, A. D., Liang, B., Heinrich, B. S., Brusic, V., Walz, T. & Whelan, S. P. (2012). Critical phosphoprotein elements that regulate polymerase architecture and function in vesicular stomatitis virus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109, 14628-33.

Zhou, J., Liang, B. & Li, H. (2011). Structural and functional evidence of high specificity of Cbf5 for ACA trinucleotide. RNA 17, 244-50.

Rahmeh, A. A., Schenk, A. D., Danek, E. I., Kranzusch, P. J., Liang, B., Walz, T. & Whelan, S. P. (2010). Molecular architecture of the vesicular stomatitis virus RNA polymerase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107, 20075-80.

Zhou, J., Lv, C., Liang, B., Chen, M., Yang, W. & Li, H. (2010). Glycosidic bond conformation preference plays a pivotal role in catalysis of RNA pseudouridylation: a combined simulation and structural study. J Mol Biol 401, 690-5.

Zhou, J., Liang, B. & Li, H. (2010). Functional and structural impact of target uridine substitutions on the H/ACA ribonucleoprotein particle pseudouridine synthase. Biochemistry 49, 6276-81.

Liang, B., Zhou, J., Kahen, E., Terns, R. M., Terns, M. P. & Li, H. (2009). Structure of a functional ribonucleoprotein pseudouridine synthase bound to a substrate RNA. Nat Struct Mol Biol 16, 740-6.

Liang, B., Kahen, E. J., Calvin, K., Zhou, J., Blanco, M. & Li, H. (2008). Long-distance placement of substrate RNA by H/ACA proteins. RNA 14, 2086-94.

Liang, B., Xue, S., Terns, R. M., Terns, M. P. & Li, H. (2007). Substrate RNA positioning in the archaeal H/ACA ribonucleoprotein complex. Nat Struct Mol Biol 14, 1189-95.

Rashid, R., Liang, B., Baker, D. L., Youssef, O. A., He, Y., Phipps, K., Terns, R. M., Terns, M. P. & Li, H. (2006). Crystal structure of a Cbf5-Nop10-Gar1 complex and implications in RNA-guided pseudouridylation and dyskeratosis congenita. Mol Cell 21, 249-60.


Galloway, S. E., Liang, B., Steinhauer, D. A. (2017). Activation of the Hemagglutinin of Influenza Viruses (Book Chapter). Activation of Viruses and Bacterial Toxins by Host Proteases, Springer Press.

Kahle, K. T., Deeb, T. Z., Puskarjov, M., Silayeva, L., Liang, B., Kaila, K. & Moss, S. J. (2013). Modulation of neuronal activity by phosphorylation of the K-Cl cotransporter KCC2. Trends Neurosci 36, 726-37.

Liang, B. & Li, H. (2011). Structures of ribonucleoprotein particle modification enzymes. Q Rev Biophys 44, 95-122.