Publications for Dr. Bing Li



  • Daniel S. Ginsburg, Timi Elvuchio Anlembom, Jianing Wang, Sanket R. Patel, Bing Li, and Alan G. Hinnebusch (2014) NuA4 links methylation of histone H3 lysines 4 and 36 to acetylation of histones H4 and H3 Biol. Chem. 289(47):32656-70
  • Hong Wen, Yuanyuan Li, Yuanxin Xi, Shiming Jiang, Sabrina Stratton, Danni Peng, Kaori Tanaka, Yongfeng Ren, Zheng Xia, Jun Wu, Bing Li, Michelle Barton, Wei Li, Haitao Li and Xiaobing Shi (2014) ZMYND11 links histone H3.3 K36 trimethylation to transcription elongation and tumor suppression Nature 508(7495):263-8



  • Jae-Wan Huh, Jun Wu, Chul-Hwan Lee, Miyong Yun, Daniel Gilada, Chad A. Brautigam and Bing Li (2012) Multivalent di-nucleosome recognition enables the Rpd3S histone deacetylase complex to tolerate decreased H3K36 methylation levels. EMBO J. 31(17):3564-74
  • Miyong Yun, Chun Ruan, Jae-Wan Huh and Bing Li (2012) Reconstitution of modified chromatin templates for in vitro functional assays. Methods Mol Biol. 833:237-53.
  • Xiao-Fen Chen, Benjamin Kuryan, Tasuku Kitada, Nancy Tran, Jing-Yu Li, Siavash Kurdistani, Michael Grunstein, Bing Li and Michael Carey (2012) The Rpd3 Core Complex Is a Chromatin Stabilization Module Curr Biol. 22:56-63


  • Yuwen Ke, Jae-Wan Huh, Ross Warrington, Bing Li, Nan Wu, Mei Leng, Junmei Zhang, Haydn L Ball, Bing Li and Hongtao Yu (2011) PICH and BLM limit histone association with anaphase centromeric DNA threads and promote their resolution. EMBO J. 30(16):3309-21
  • Ling Cai, Benjamin Sutter, Bing Li and Benjamin Tu (2011) Acetyl-CoA Induces Cell Growth and Proliferation by Promoting the Acetylation of Histones at Growth Genes. Molecular Cell. 42, 426-437
  • Miyong Yun, Jun Wu, Jerry Workman and Bing Li (2011) Readers of histone modifications Cell Research. 21:564–578 


  • Chhabi Govind, Hongfang Qiu, Daniel Ginsburg, Chun Ruan, Kimberly Hofmeyer, Cuihua Hu, Venkatesh Swaminathan, Jerry Workman, Bing Li and Alan G. Hinnebusch (2010) Phosphorylated Pol II CTD recruits multiple HDACs, including Rpd3C(S), for methylation-dependent deacetylation of ORF nucleosomes Molecular Cell. 39, 234-246


  • Mihaela Sardiu, Joshua Gilmore, Michael Carrozza, Bing Li, Jerry Workman, Laurence Florens, Michael Washburn (2009) Determining Protein Complex Connectivity Using a Probabilistic Deletion Network Derived from Quantitative Proteomics. PLoS One 4(10):e7310
  • Raymond Camahort, Manjunatha Shivaraju, Mark Mattingly, Bing Li, Shima Nakanishi, Dongxiao Zhu, Ali Shilatifard, Jerry L. Workman and Jennifer L. Gerton (2009) Cse4 is Part of an Octameric Nucleosome in Budding Yeast. Molecular Cell. 35(6):794-805
  • Bing Li, Jessica Jackson, Matthew D. Simon, Brian Fleharty, Madelaine Gogol, Chris Seidel, Jerry L. Workman and Ali Shilatifard (2009) Histone H3 lysine 36 di-methylation (H3K36me2) is sufficient to recruit the Rpd3S histone deacetylase complex and to repress spurious transcription. Biol. Chem.; 284(12):7970-6


  • Chia-Hui Lin, Bing Li, Selene Swanson, Ying Zhang, Laurence Florens, Michael P. Washburn, Susan M. Abmayr and Jerry L. Workman (2008) Heterochromatin Protein 1a stimulates histone H3 lysine 36 demethylation by the Drosophila KDM4A demethylase. Molecular Cell. 32(5):696-706
  • Tuba Sural, Shouyong Peng, Bing Li, Jerry L. Workman, Peter J. Park, Mitzi I. Kuroda (2008) The MSL3 chromodomain directs a key targeting step for dosage compensation of the Drosophila X chromosome Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. (12):1318-25
  • Tamaki Suganuma, Jose L.Gutierrez, Bing Li, Laurence Florens, Selene K. Swanson, Michael P. Washburn, Susan M. Abmayr and Jerry L. Workman (2008) ATAC is a double histone acetyltransferase complex that stimulates nucleosome sliding Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. 15(4):364-72


  • Erica Larschan, Artyom A. Alekseyenko, Andrey A. Gortchakov, Shouyong Peng, Bing Li, Pok Yang, Jerry L. Workman, Peter J. Park, and Mitzi I. Kuroda (2007) MSL Complex Is Attracted to Genes Marked by H3K36 Trimethylation Using a Sequence-Independent Mechanism Molecular Cell. 28(1), 121-133
  • Raymond Camahort, Bing Li, Laurence Florens, Selene Swanson, Michael Washburn, and Jennifer Gerton (2007) Scm3 is essential to recruit the histone H3 variant Cse4 to centromeres and to maintain a functional kinetochore Molecular Cell. 26(6):853-65
  • Bing Li, Madelaine Gogol, Mike Carey, Samantha Pattenden, Chris Seidel and Jerry Workman (2007) Infrequently transcribed long genes depend on the Set2/Rpd3S pathway for accurate transcription Genes & Development. 21(11):1422-30
  • Bing Li, Madelaine Gogol, Mike Carey, Daeyoup Lee, Chris Seidel and Jerry Workman (2007) Combined action of PHD and Chromo domains directs the Rpd3S HDAC to transcribed chromatin. Science. 316, 1050-1054
  • Bing Li, Michael Carey and Jerry Workman (2007) The role of chromatin during transcription Cell 128(4):707-19.


  • Michael Carey, Bing Li, Jerry L. Workman (2006) RSC Exploits Histone Acetylation to Abrogate the Nucleosomal Block to RNA Polymerase II Elongation Molecular Cell. 24, 481-487
  • Wei-Jong Shia, Bing Li, and Jerry L. Workman (2006) SAS-mediated acetylation of histone H4 Lys 16 is required for H2A.Z incorporation at subtelomeric regions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Genes & Development 20: 2507-2512


  • Bing Li, Samantha Pattenden, Daeyoup Lee, José Gutiérrez, Jie Chen, Chris Seidel, Jennifer Gerton and Jerry Workman (2005) Preferential occupancy of histone variant H2AZ at inactive promoters influence local histone modifications and chromatin remodeling Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 102(51): 18385-18390 
  • Carrozza, Bing Li, Laurence Florens, Tamaki Suganuma, Selene Swanson, Kenneth Lee,Wei-Jong Shia, Scott Anderson, John Yates, Michael Washburn and Jerry Workman (2005) Histone H3 methylation by Set2 directs deacetylation of coding regions by Rpd3S to suppress spurious intragenic transcription Cell. 123(4):581-92
  • Daeyoup Lee, Elena Ezhkova, Bing Li, Samantha Pattenden, William Tansey, Jerry Workman (2005) The Proteasome Regulatory Particle Alters the SAGA Coactivator to Enhance Its Interactions with Transcriptional Activators. Cell. 123(3):423-36.
  • Jingji Jin, Yong Cai, Bing Li,Ronald C. Conaway, Jerry L. Workman,  Joan W.Conaway and Thomas Kusch (2005) In and out: Histone variant exchange in chromatin. Trends in Biochem Sci. 30(12): 680-687
  • Bing Li, Chun Ruan and Jerry Workman (2005) Histones: should I stay or should I go? Genome Biology 6:306
  • Yong Cai, Jing Jin, Laurence Florens, Selene Swanson, Thomas Kusch, Bing Li, Jerry Workman, Michael Washburn, Ronald Conaway, and Joan Conaway (2005) The mammalian YL1 protein is a shared subunit of the TRRAP/TIP60 histone acetyltransferase and SRCAP complexes. J Biol. Chem. 280(14):13665-70

Before 2004

  • Philippe Prochasson, Kristen E. Neely, Ahmed H. Hassan, Bing Li and Jerry L. Workman (2003) Targeting activity is required for SWI/SNF function in vivoand is accomplished through two partially redundant activator interaction domains Molecular Cell. 12(4):983-990
  • Bing Li, LeAnn Howe, Scott Anderson, John Yates III and Jerry Workman (2003) The Set2 histone methyltransferase functions through the phosphorylated carboxyl-terminal domain of RNA polymerase II  J Biol. Chem. 278(11):8897-8903
  • Vishva M. Sharma, Bing Li, and Joseph Reese (2003) SWI/SNF dependent chromatin remodeling of RNR3 requires TAFIIs and the general transcription machinery Genes Dev. 17: 502-515
  • Bing Li and Joseph Reese (2001) Ssn6-Tup1 Regulates RNR3 by Positioning Nucleosomes and Affecting the Chromatin Structure at the Upstream Repression Sequence. Biol. Chem. 276(36): 33788-97.
  • Bing Li and Joseph Reese (2000) Derepression of DNA Damage-Regulated Genes Requires Yeast TBP-Associated Factors EMBO J.19(15):4091-100
  • Bing Li, Cheng Gu and Jindong Zhao (1998) Molecular cloning and expression of pfu DNA polymerase, and its application in long-distance PCR Chinese Science Bulletin. 43(10):863-867