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Qiufu Ma, PhD


  • Ma Q.Merkel cells are a touchy subject.Cell. 2014 Apr 24;157(3):531-3.
  • Yang FC, Tan T, Huang T, Christianson J, Samad OA, Liu Y, Roberson D, Davis BM, Ma Q.Genetic control of the segregation of pain-related sensory neurons innervating the cutaneous versus deep tissues.Cell Rep. 2013 Dec 12;5(5):1353-64.
  • Xu Y, Lopes C, Wende H, Guo Z, Cheng L, Birchmeier C, Ma Q.Ontogeny of excitatory spinal neurons processing distinct somatic sensory modalities.J Neurosci. 2013 Sep 11;33(37):14738-48.
  • Roberson DP, Gudes S, Sprague JM, Patoski HA, Robson VK, Blasl F, Duan B, Oh SB, Bean BP, Ma Q, Binshtok AM, Woolf CJ.Activity-dependent silencing reveals functionally distinct itch-generating sensory neurons.Nat Neurosci. 2013 Jul;16(7):910-8.
  • Herriges JC, Yi L, Hines EA, Harvey JF, Xu G, Gray PA, Ma Q, Sun X.Genome-scale study of transcription factor expression in the branching mouse lung.Dev Dyn. 2012 Sep;241(9):1432-53.
  • Ma Q.Labeled lines meet and talk: population coding of somatic sensations.J Clin Invest. 2010 Nov 1;120(11):3773-8. Review.
  • Liu Y, Ma Q.Generation of somatic sensory neuron diversity and implications on sensory coding.Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2010 Sep 30.
  • Abdel Samad O, Liu Y, Yang FC, Kramer I, Arber S, Ma Q.Characterization of two Runx1-dependent nociceptor differentiation programs necessary for inflammatory versus neuropathic pain.Mol Pain. 2010;6:45.
  • Ross SE, Mardinly AR, McCord AE, Zurawski J, Cohen S, Jung C, Hu L, Mok SI, Shah A, Savner EM, Tolias C, Corfas R, Chen S, Inquimbert P, Xu Y, McInnes RR, Rice FL, Corfas G, Ma Q, Woolf CJ, Greenberg ME.Loss of inhibitory interneurons in the dorsal spinal cord and elevated itch in Bhlhb5 mutant mice.Neuron. 2010 Mar 25;65(6):886-98.
  • Ma Q.RETouching upon mechanoreceptors.Neuron. 2009 Dec 24;64(6):773-6.
  • Fu H, Cai J, Clevers H, Fast E, Gray S, Greenberg R, Jain MK, Ma Q, Qiu M, Rowitch DH, Taylor CM, Stiles CD.A genome-wide screen for spatially restricted expression patterns identifies transcription factors that regulate glial development.J Neurosci. 2009 Sep 9;29(36):11399-408.
  • Schuller U,Heine VM,Mao J,Kho AT,Dillon AK,Han YG,Huillard E,Sun T,Ligon AH,Qian Y,Ma Q,Alvarez-Buylla A,McMahon AP,Rowitch DH,Ligon KL.Acquisition of granule neuron precursor identity is a critical determinant of progenitor cell competence to form Shh-induced medulloblastoma.Cancer Cell. 2008 Aug 12;14(2):123-34.
  • Akiyama Y, Ma Q, Edgar E, Laikhter A, Hecht SM.A Novel DNA Hairpin Substrate for Bleomycin.Org Lett. 2008 Jun 5;10(11):2127-30.
  • Ma YC, Song MR, Park JP, Henry Ho HY, Hu L, Kurtev MV, Zieg J, Ma Q, Pfaff SL, Greenberg ME.Regulation of motor neuron specification by phosphorylation of neurogenin 2.Neuron. 2008 Apr 10;58(1):65-77. Review.
  • Xu Y, Lopes C, Qian Y, Liu Y, Cheng L, Goulding M, Turner EE, Lima D, Ma Q.Tlx1 and Tlx3 coordinate specification of dorsal horn pain-modulatory peptidergic neurons.J Neurosci. 2008 Apr 9;28(15):4037-46.
  • Liu Y, Yang FC, Okuda T, Dong X, Zylka MJ, Chen CL, Anderson DJ, Kuner R, Ma Q.Mechanisms of compartmentalized expression of Mrg class G-protein-coupled sensory receptors.J Neurosci. 2008 Jan 2;28(1):125-32.
  • Woolf CJ, Ma Q.Nociceptors--noxious stimulus detectors.Neuron. 2007 Aug 2;55(3):353-64. Review.
  • Yin JK, Liang YM, He XL, Lu JG, Zhang L, Bao GQ, Ma QJ.Fusion protein containing SH3 domain of c-Abl induces hepatocarcinoma cells to apoptosis.Hepatol Res. 2007 Jun;37(6):454-63.
  • Rivera-Feliciano J, Lee KH, Kong SW, Rajagopal S, Ma Q, Springer Z, Izumo S, Tabin CJ, Pu WT.Development of heart valves requires Gata4 expression in endothelial-derived cells.Development. 2006 Sep;133(18):3607-18.
  • He X, Chen MG, Lin GX, Ma Q.Arsenic induces NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase I by disrupting the NRF2/KEAP1/CUL3 complex and recruiting NRF2/MAF to are enhancer.J Biol Chem. 2006 Aug 18;281(33):23620-31.
  • Mizuguchi R, Kriks S, Cordes R, Gossler A, Ma Q, Goulding M.Ascl1 and Gsh1/2 control inhibitory and excitatory cell fate in spinal sensory interneurons.Nat Neurosci. 2006 Jun;9(6):770-8.
  • Chen CL, Broom DC, Liu Y, de Nooij JC, Li Z, Cen C, Samad OA, Jessell TM, Woolf CJ, Ma Q.Runx1 determines nociceptive sensory neuron phenotype and is required for thermal and neuropathic pain.Neuron. 2006 Feb 2;49(3):365-77.
  • Cao C, Li Y, Leng Y, Li P, Ma Q, Kufe D.Ubiquitination and degradation of the Arg tyrosine kinase is regulated by oxidative stress.Oncogene. 2005 Apr 7;24(15):2433-40.
  • Gray PA, Fu H, Luo P, Zhao Q, Yu J, Ferrari A, Tenzen T, Yuk DI, Tsung EF, Cai Z, Alberta JA, Cheng LP, Liu Y, Stenman JM, Valerius MT, Billings N, Kim HA, Greenberg ME, McMahon AP, Rowitch DH, Stiles CD, Ma Q.Mouse brain organization revealed through direct genome-scale TF expression analysis.Science. 2004 Dec 24;306(5705):2255-7.
  • Cheng L, Arata A, Mizuguchi R, Qian Y, Karunaratne A, Gray PA, Arata S, Shirasawa S, Bouchard M, Luo P, Chen CL, Busslinger M, Goulding M, Onimaru H, Ma Q.Tlx3 and Tlx1 are post-mitotic selector genes determining glutamatergic over GABAergic cell fates.Nat Neurosci. 2004 May;7(5):510-7.
  • Ma Q, DeMarte L, Wang Y, Stanners CP, Junghans RP.Carcinoembryonic antigen-immunoglobulin Fc fusion protein (CEA-Fc) for identification and activation of anti-CEA immunoglobulin-T-cell receptor-modified T cells, representative of a new class of Ig fusion proteins.Cancer Gene Ther. 2004 Apr;11(4):297-306.
  • Cheng L, Chen CL, Luo P, Tan M, Qiu M, Johnson R, Ma Q.Lmx1b, Pet-1, and Nkx2.2 coordinately specify serotonergic neurotransmitter phenotype.J Neurosci. 2003 Nov 5;23(31):9961-7.
  • Ma Q, Gonzalo-Daganzo RM, Junghans RP.Genetically engineered T cells as adoptive immunotherapy of cancer.Cancer Chemother Biol Response Modif. 2002;20:315-41.
  • Cai S, Ma Q, Yu X, Dang G, Ma D.[Construction of adenoviral vector encoding human VEGF(121) cDNA and its expression in vitro].Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2002 May;40(5):379-82.
  • Cai S, Ma Q, Yu X, Dang G, Ma D.Expression of human VEGF(121) cDNA in mouse bone marrow stromal cells.Chin Med J (Engl). 2002 Jun;115(6):914-8.
  • Ding Y, Ma Q, Usón I, Roesky HW, Noltemeyer M, Schmidt HG.Synthesis and structures of [[HC(CMeNAr)(2)]Ge(S)X] (Ar = 2,6-iPr(2)C(6)H(3), X = F, Cl, Me): structurally characterized examples with a formal double bond between group 14 and 16 elements bearing a halide.J Am Chem Soc. 2002 Jul 24;124(29):8542-3.
  • Qian Y, Shirasawa S, Chen CL, Cheng L, Ma Q.Proper development of relay somatic sensory neurons and D2/D4 interneurons requires homeobox genes Rnx/Tlx-3 and Tlx-1.Genes Dev. 2002 May 15;16(10):1220-33.
  • Ma Q, Shimaoka M, Lu C, Jing H, Carman CV, Springer TA.Activation-induced conformational changes in the I domain region of lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1.J Biol Chem. 2002 Mar 22;277(12):10638-41.
  • Qian Y, Fritzsch B, Shirasawa S, Chen CL, Choi Y, Ma Q.Formation of brainstem (nor)adrenergic centers and first-order relay visceral sensory neurons is dependent on homeodomain protein Rnx/Tlx3.Genes Dev. 2001 Oct 1;15(19):2533-45.
  • Ma Q, Fode C, Guillemot F, Anderson DJ.Neurogenin1 and neurogenin2 control two distinct waves of neurogenesis in developing dorsal root ganglia.Genes Dev. 1999 Jul 1;13(13):1717-28.
  • Ma Q, Chen Z, del Barco Barrantes I, de la Pompa JL, Anderson DJ.neurogenin1 is essential for the determination of neuronal precursors for proximal cranial sensory ganglia.Neuron. 1998 Mar;20(3):469-82.
  • Ma Q, Kintner C, Anderson DJ.Identification of neurogenin, a vertebrate neuronal determination gene.Cell. 1996 Oct 4;87(1):43-52.