Li Li

Li Li, Research Associate, has an MS degree in Molecular Biology. She is responsible for constructing mutant genes for all projects. Recently, Li has extended her research to the purification and assay of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase Urzymes.


1.Li, L., Weinreb, V., Francklyn, C. & Carter, C. W., Jr (2011) Histidyl-tRNA Synthetase Urzymes:  Class I and II Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetase Urzymes have Comparable Catalytic Activities fo Cognate Amino Acid Activation Journal Biologial Chemistry 286, 10387-10395.

2.Pham, Y., Li, L., Kim, A., Weinreb, V., Butterfoss, G., Kuhlman, B. & Carter, C. W., Jr (2007) A Minimal TrpRS Catalytic Domain Supports Sense/Antisense Ancestry of Class I and II Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases Mol. Cell 25, 851-862.

3.Weinreb, V., Li, L. & Carter, C. W., Jr. (2012) A Master Switch Couples Mg2+-Assisted Catalysis to Domain Motion in B. stearothermophilus Tryptophanyl-tRNA Synthetase Structure In Press.

  1. 4.     Weinreb, V., Li, L., Kaguni, L. S., Campbell, C. L. & Carter, C. W., Jr. (2009) Mg2+-Assisted Catalysis by B. stearothermophilus TrpRS is Promoted by Allosteric Effects Structure 17, 952-964.

  2. 5.    Han K., Li L., Leclerc G.M., Hays A.M., and Ely B. (2000). Isolation and characterization of Microsatellite loci for striped bass (Morone sazatilis). Mar Biotechnol 2: 405-408.

  3. 6.    Li L., Zhai Q., Tang W., Wu T., Zheng Z., and Liu X. (1999). Interleukin-2 mediates the peripheral analgesia of interferon alpha. Chinese Science Bulletin. 44:243-246.

  4. 7.    Wang Y., Li L., Liu J., Wang Z., jiang C., and Liu X. (1997) The analgesic Domain of IL-2.      Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 230: 542-545.

  5. 8.    Li L., Liu J., Wang Y., Zheng Z., and Liu X. (1997). Peripheral analgesic of Interleukin-2 not mediated by interleukin-2 receptor. Chinese Journal of Neuroscience. 4: 65-68.