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Qiufu Ma, Ph.D.


Identification of a Novel Population of Neurons Involved in Pain Perception
Spanish/Summer/Continuation, 06/05/15 - 08/15/15

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  1. R01AT010629 (MA, QIUFU) Sep 16, 2019 - Aug 31, 2024
    Genetic dissection of neural pathways that modulate systemic inflammation
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01DK122833 (MA, QIUFU) Jul 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2023
    Genetic dissection of visceral pain pathways
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01NS086372 (GOULDING, MARTYN D) Sep 30, 2013 - Jun 30, 2019
    Intersectional genetic dissection of spinal circuits processing pain and itch
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. P01NS072040 (CLAPHAM, DAVID E.) Aug 1, 2011 - May 31, 2017
    TRP Channel Mediated Pain Circuitry
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  5. R01DE018025 (MA, QIUFU) Dec 1, 2006 - Jun 30, 2018
    Genetic Control of Nociceptive Sensory Neuron Development and Pain Behavior
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Ma Q. A functional subdivision within the somatosensory system and its implications for pain research. Neuron. 2022 03 02; 110(5):749-769. PMID: 35016037.
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  2. Liu S, Wang Z, Su Y, Qi L, Yang W, Fu M, Jing X, Wang Y, Ma Q. Author Correction: A neuroanatomical basis for electroacupuncture to drive the vagal-adrenal axis. Nature. 2022 Jan; 601(7893):E9. PMID: 34992295.
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  3. Liu S, Wang Z, Su Y, Qi L, Yang W, Fu M, Jing X, Wang Y, Ma Q. A neuroanatomical basis for electroacupuncture to drive the vagal-adrenal axis. Nature. 2021 10; 598(7882):641-645. PMID: 34646018.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  4. Ma Q. Somato-Autonomic Reflexes of Acupuncture. Med Acupunct. 2020 Dec 01; 32(6):362-366. PMID: 33362888.
    Citations: 2     
  5. Liu S, Wang ZF, Su YS, Ray RS, Jing XH, Wang YQ, Ma Q. Somatotopic Organization and Intensity Dependence in Driving Distinct NPY-Expressing Sympathetic Pathways by Electroacupuncture. Neuron. 2020 11 11; 108(3):436-450.e7. PMID: 32791039.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  6. Huang T, Lin SH, Malewicz NM, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Goulding M, LaMotte RH, Ma Q. Identifying the pathways required for coping behaviours associated with sustained pain. Nature. 2019 01; 565(7737):86-90. PMID: 30532001.
    Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  7. Zhang Y, Liu S, Zhang YQ, Goulding M, Wang YQ, Ma Q. Timing Mechanisms Underlying Gate Control by Feedforward Inhibition. Neuron. 2018 09 05; 99(5):941-955.e4. PMID: 30122375.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Lou S, Pan X, Huang T, Duan B, Yang FC, Yang J, Xiong M, Liu Y, Ma Q. Incoherent feed-forward regulatory loops control segregation of C-mechanoreceptors, nociceptors, and pruriceptors. J Neurosci. 2015 Apr 01; 35(13):5317-29. PMID: 25834056.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Chiu IM, Barrett LB, Williams EK, Strochlic DE, Lee S, Weyer AD, Lou S, Bryman GS, Roberson DP, Ghasemlou N, Piccoli C, Ahat E, Wang V, Cobos EJ, Stucky CL, Ma Q, Liberles SD, Woolf CJ. Transcriptional profiling at whole population and single cell levels reveals somatosensory neuron molecular diversity. Elife. 2014 Dec 19; 3. PMID: 25525749.
    Citations: 98     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Duan B, Cheng L, Bourane S, Britz O, Padilla C, Garcia-Campmany L, Krashes M, Knowlton W, Velasquez T, Ren X, Ross S, Lowell BB, Wang Y, Goulding M, Ma Q. Identification of spinal circuits transmitting and gating mechanical pain. Cell. 2014 Dec 04; 159(6):1417-1432. PMID: 25467445.
    Citations: 202     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Ma Q. Merkel cells are a touchy subject. Cell. 2014 Apr 24; 157(3):531-3. PMID: 24766802.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. 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. PMID: 24316076.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. 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. PMID: 24027274.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. 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. PMID: 23685721.
    Citations: 68     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. Lou S, Duan B, Vong L, Lowell BB, Ma Q. Runx1 controls terminal morphology and mechanosensitivity of VGLUT3-expressing C-mechanoreceptors. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 16; 33(3):870-82. PMID: 23325226.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. 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. PMID: 22711520.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  17. Lopes C, Liu Z, Xu Y, Ma Q. Tlx3 and Runx1 act in combination to coordinate the development of a cohort of nociceptors, thermoceptors, and pruriceptors. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 11; 32(28):9706-15. PMID: 22787056.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Liu T, Berta T, Xu ZZ, Park CK, Zhang L, Lü N, Liu Q, Liu Y, Gao YJ, Liu YC, Ma Q, Dong X, Ji RR. TLR3 deficiency impairs spinal cord synaptic transmission, central sensitization, and pruritus in mice. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jun; 122(6):2195-207. PMID: 22565312.
    Citations: 74     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  19. Yu J, Valerius MT, Duah M, Staser K, Hansard JK, Guo JJ, McMahon J, Vaughan J, Faria D, Georgas K, Rumballe B, Ren Q, Krautzberger AM, Junker JP, Thiagarajan RD, Machanick P, Gray PA, van Oudenaarden A, Rowitch DH, Stiles CD, Ma Q, Grimmond SM, Bailey TL, Little MH, McMahon AP. Identification of molecular compartments and genetic circuitry in the developing mammalian kidney. Development. 2012 May; 139(10):1863-73. PMID: 22510988.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  20. Ma Q. Population coding of somatic sensations. Neurosci Bull. 2012 Apr; 28(2):91-9. PMID: 22466120.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  21. Mar L, Yang FC, Ma Q. Genetic marking and characterization of Tac2-expressing neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system. Mol Brain. 2012 Jan 24; 5:3. PMID: 22272772.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  22. Wang T, Molliver DC, Jing X, Schwartz ES, Yang FC, Samad OA, Ma Q, Davis BM. Phenotypic switching of nonpeptidergic cutaneous sensory neurons following peripheral nerve injury. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28908. PMID: 22216140.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  23. Liu Y, Abdel Samad O, Zhang L, Duan B, Tong Q, Lopes C, Ji RR, Lowell BB, Ma Q. VGLUT2-dependent glutamate release from nociceptors is required to sense pain and suppress itch. Neuron. 2010 Nov 04; 68(3):543-56. PMID: 21040853.
    Citations: 119     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. Ma Q. Labeled lines meet and talk: population coding of somatic sensations. J Clin Invest. 2010 Nov; 120(11):3773-8. PMID: 21041959.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  25. Liu Y, Ma Q. Generation of somatic sensory neuron diversity and implications on sensory coding. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Feb; 21(1):52-60. PMID: 20888752.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  26. 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 Jul 30; 6:45. PMID: 20673362.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  27. 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. PMID: 20346763.
    Citations: 179     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  28. Ma Q. RETouching upon mechanoreceptors. Neuron. 2009 Dec 24; 64(6):773-6. PMID: 20064382.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  29. 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 09; 29(36):11399-408. PMID: 19741146.
    Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  30. Gao YJ, Zhang L, Samad OA, Suter MR, Yasuhiko K, Xu ZZ, Park JY, Lind AL, Ma Q, Ji RR. JNK-induced MCP-1 production in spinal cord astrocytes contributes to central sensitization and neuropathic pain. J Neurosci. 2009 Apr 01; 29(13):4096-108. PMID: 19339605.
    Citations: 246     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  31. Schüller 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. PMID: 18691547.
    Citations: 317     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  32. 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. PMID: 18400164.
    Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  33. 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 09; 28(15):4037-46. PMID: 18400903.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  34. 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 02; 28(1):125-32. PMID: 18171930.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  35. Woolf CJ, Ma Q. Nociceptors--noxious stimulus detectors. Neuron. 2007 Aug 02; 55(3):353-64. PMID: 17678850.
    Citations: 300     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  36. Schüller U, Kho AT, Zhao Q, Ma Q, Rowitch DH. Cerebellar 'transcriptome' reveals cell-type and stage-specific expression during postnatal development and tumorigenesis. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006 Nov; 33(3):247-59. PMID: 16962790.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  37. Ma Q. Transcriptional regulation of neuronal phenotype in mammals. J Physiol. 2006 Sep 01; 575(Pt 2):379-87. PMID: 16825304.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  38. 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 02; 49(3):365-77. PMID: 16446141.
    Citations: 141     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  39. Cheng L, Samad OA, Xu Y, Mizuguchi R, Luo P, Shirasawa S, Goulding M, Ma Q. Lbx1 and Tlx3 are opposing switches in determining GABAergic versus glutamatergic transmitter phenotypes. Nat Neurosci. 2005 Nov; 8(11):1510-5. PMID: 16234809.
    Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  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. PMID: 15618518.
    Citations: 221     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  41. 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. PMID: 15064766.
    Citations: 163     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  42. 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 05; 23(31):9961-7. PMID: 14602809.
    Citations: 65     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  43. 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. PMID: 12023301.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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