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Lijun Ma, Ph.D., M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentInternal Medicine - Nephrology
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    1. Murea M, Ma L, Freedman BI. APOL1 and Mortality in Patients on Dialysis. Cardiorenal Med. 2019; 9(4):261-264. PMID: 31185465.
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    2. Guan M, Keaton JM, Dimitrov L, Hicks PJ, Xu J, Palmer ND, Ma L, Das SK, Chen YI, Coresh J, Fornage M, Franceschini N, Kramer H, Langefeld CD, Mychaleckyj JC, Parekh RS, Post WS, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Sedor JR, Thornley-Brown D, Tin A, Wilson JG, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Ng MCY. Genome-wide association study identifies novel loci for type 2 diabetes-attributed end-stage kidney disease in African Americans. Hum Genomics. 2019 May 15; 13(1):21. PMID: 31092297.
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    3. Ma L, Divers J, Freedman BI. Mechanisms of Injury in APOL1-associated Kidney Disease. Transplantation. 2019 03; 103(3):487-492. PMID: 30371607.
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    4. Freedman BI, Limou S, Ma L, Kopp JB. APOL1-Associated Nephropathy: A Key Contributor to Racial Disparities in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Nov; 72(5S1):S8-S16. PMID: 30343724.
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    5. Freedman BI, Kistler AL, Skewes-Cox P, Ganem D, Spainhour M, Turner J, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Hicks PJ, Hemal AK, Snipes JA, Zhao L, Abend JR, Lyles DS, Ma L, Skorecki KL. JC polyoma viruria associates with protection from chronic kidney disease independently from apolipoprotein L1 genotype in African Americans. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018 11 01; 33(11):1960-1967. PMID: 29420808.
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    6. Anderson EM, Zhang J, Russell G, Bowline IG, Thyagarajan B, Li D, Ma L, Anderson ER, Murea M. A Single-Center Retrospective Study of Acute Kidney Injury Incidence in Patients With Advanced Malignancies Treated With Antimitochondrial Targeted Drug. Kidney Int Rep. 2019 Feb; 4(2):310-320. PMID: 30775628.
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    7. Palmer ND, Ma L, Freedman BI. Have We Made "Rapid Progress" Understanding the Pathogenesis in Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis? Am J Nephrol. 2018; 48(3):190-192. PMID: 30184521.
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    8. Langefeld CD, Comeau ME, Ng MCY, Guan M, Dimitrov L, Mudgal P, Spainhour MH, Julian BA, Edberg JC, Croker JA, Divers J, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Chan GC, Ma L, Palmer ND, Kimberly RP, Freedman BI. Genome-wide association studies suggest that APOL1-environment interactions more likely trigger kidney disease in African Americans with nondiabetic nephropathy than strong APOL1-second gene interactions. Kidney Int. 2018 09; 94(3):599-607. PMID: 29885931.
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    9. Divers J, Palmer ND, Langefeld CD, Brown WM, Lu L, Hicks PJ, Smith SC, Xu J, Terry JG, Register TC, Wagenknecht LE, Parks JS, Ma L, Chan GC, Buxbaum SG, Correa A, Musani S, Wilson JG, Taylor HA, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Freedman BI. Genome-wide association study of coronary artery calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. BMC Genet. 2017 Dec 08; 18(1):105. PMID: 29221444.
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    10. Chan GC, Divers J, Russell GB, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Hsu FC, Xu J, Smith SC, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Register TC, Ma L, Carr JJ, Freedman BI. FGF23 Concentration and APOL1 Genotype Are Novel Predictors of Mortality in African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2018 01; 41(1):178-186. PMID: 29113983.
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    11. Key CC, Liu M, Kurtz CL, Chung S, Boudyguina E, Dinh TA, Bashore A, Phelan PE, Freedman BI, Osborne TF, Zhu X, Ma L, Sethupathy P, Biddinger SB, Parks JS. Hepatocyte ABCA1 Deletion Impairs Liver Insulin Signaling and Lipogenesis. Cell Rep. 2017 06 06; 19(10):2116-2129. PMID: 28591582.
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    12. Ma L, Chou JW, Snipes JA, Bharadwaj MS, Craddock AL, Cheng D, Weckerle A, Petrovic S, Hicks PJ, Hemal AK, Hawkins GA, Miller LD, Molina AJ, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Parks JS, Freedman BI. APOL1 Renal-Risk Variants Induce Mitochondrial Dysfunction. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Apr; 28(4):1093-1105. PMID: 27821631.
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    13. Freedman BI, Gadegbeku CA, Bryan RN, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Ma L, Rocco MV, Smith SC, Xu J, Whitlow CT, Wagner BC, Langefeld CD, Hawfield AT, Bates JT, Lerner AJ, Raj DS, Sadaghiani MS, Toto RD, Wright JT, Bowden DW, Williamson JD, Sink KM, Maldjian JA, Pajewski NM, Divers J. APOL1 renal-risk variants associate with reduced cerebral white matter lesion volume and increased gray matter volume. Kidney Int. 2016 08; 90(2):440-449. PMID: 27342958.
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    14. Sajuthi SP, Sharma NK, Chou JW, Palmer ND, McWilliams DR, Beal J, Comeau ME, Ma L, Calles-Escandon J, Demons J, Rogers S, Cherry K, Menon L, Kouba E, Davis D, Burris M, Byerly SJ, Ng MC, Maruthur NM, Patel SR, Bielak LF, Lange LA, Guo X, Sale MM, Chan KH, Monda KL, Chen GK, Taylor K, Palmer C, Edwards TL, North KE, Haiman CA, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Das SK. Mapping adipose and muscle tissue expression quantitative trait loci in African Americans to identify genes for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Hum Genet. 2016 08; 135(8):869-80. PMID: 27193597.
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    15. Ma L, Langefeld CD, Comeau ME, Bonomo JA, Rocco MV, Burkart JM, Divers J, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Lea JP, Krisher JO, Clay MJ, Freedman BI. APOL1 renal-risk genotypes associate with longer hemodialysis survival in prevalent nondiabetic African American patients with end-stage renal disease. Kidney Int. 2016 08; 90(2):389-395. PMID: 27157696.
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    16. Sharma NK, Sajuthi SP, Chou JW, Calles-Escandon J, Demons J, Rogers S, Ma L, Palmer ND, McWilliams DR, Beal J, Comeau ME, Cherry K, Hawkins GA, Menon L, Kouba E, Davis D, Burris M, Byerly SJ, Easter L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Das SK. Tissue-Specific and Genetic Regulation of Insulin Sensitivity-Associated Transcripts in African Americans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Apr; 101(4):1455-68. PMID: 26789776.
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    17. Freedman BI, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Schladt D, Julian BA, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Gebel HM, Kirk AD, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Mohan S, Ma L, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Palmer ND, Palanisamy A, Reeves-Daniel AM, Brown WM, Divers J. APOL1 Genotype and Kidney Transplantation Outcomes From Deceased African American Donors. Transplantation. 2016 Jan; 100(1):194-202. PMID: 26566060.
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    18. Weckerle A, Snipes JA, Cheng D, Gebre AK, Reisz JA, Murea M, Shelness GS, Hawkins GA, Furdui CM, Freedman BI, Parks JS, Ma L. Characterization of circulating APOL1 protein complexes in African Americans. J Lipid Res. 2016 Jan; 57(1):120-30. PMID: 26586272.
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    19. Hawkins GA, Friedman DJ, Lu L, McWilliams DR, Chou JW, Sajuthi S, Divers J, Parekh RS, Li M, Genovese G, Pollack MR, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Ma L, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD. Re-Sequencing of the APOL1-APOL4 and MYH9 Gene Regions in African Americans Does Not Identify Additional Risks for CKD Progression. Am J Nephrol. 2015; 42(2):99-106. PMID: 26343748.
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    20. Cheng D, Weckerle A, Yu Y, Ma L, Zhu X, Murea M, Freedman BI, Parks JS, Shelness GS. Biogenesis and cytotoxicity of APOL1 renal risk variant proteins in hepatocytes and hepatoma cells. J Lipid Res. 2015 Aug; 56(8):1583-93. PMID: 26089538.
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    21. Ma J, Divers J, Palmer ND, Julian BA, Israni AK, Schladt D, Pastan SO, Chattrabhuti K, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Kirk AD, Brown WM, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Guan M, Palanisamy A, Reeves-Daniel AM, Bowden DW, Langefeld CD, Hicks PJ, Ma L, Freedman BI. Deceased donor multidrug resistance protein 1 and caveolin 1 gene variants may influence allograft survival in kidney transplantation. Kidney Int. 2015 Sep; 88(3):584-92. PMID: 25853335.
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    22. Ma L, Shelness GS, Snipes JA, Murea M, Antinozzi PA, Cheng D, Saleem MA, Satchell SC, Banas B, Mathieson PW, Kretzler M, Hemal AK, Rudel LL, Petrovic S, Weckerle A, Pollak MR, Ross MD, Parks JS, Freedman BI. Localization of APOL1 protein and mRNA in the human kidney: nondiseased tissue, primary cells, and immortalized cell lines. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Feb; 26(2):339-48. PMID: 25012173.
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    23. Divers J, Palmer ND, Lu L, Langefeld CD, Rocco MV, Hicks PJ, Murea M, Ma L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Gene-gene interactions in APOL1-associated nephropathy. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Mar; 29(3):587-94. PMID: 24157943.
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    24. Divers J, Núñez M, High KP, Murea M, Rocco MV, Ma L, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Spainhour M, Ornelles DA, Kleiboeker SB, Duncan K, Langefeld CD, Turner J, Freedman BI. JC polyoma virus interacts with APOL1 in African Americans with nondiabetic nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2013 Dec; 84(6):1207-13. PMID: 23677244.
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    25. Ma L, Murea M, Snipes JA, Marinelarena A, Krüger J, Hicks PJ, Langberg KA, Bostrom MA, Cooke JN, Suzuki D, Babazono T, Uzu T, Tang SC, Mondal AK, Sharma NK, Kobes S, Antinozzi PA, Davis M, Das SK, Rasouli N, Kern PA, Shores NJ, Rudel LL, Blüher M, Stumvoll M, Bowden DW, Maeda S, Parks JS, Kovacs P, Hanson RL, Baier LJ, Elbein SC, Freedman BI. An ACACB variant implicated in diabetic nephropathy associates with body mass index and gene expression in obese subjects. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56193. PMID: 23460794.
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    26. Murea M, Ma L, Freedman BI. Genetic and environmental factors associated with type 2 diabetes and diabetic vascular complications. Rev Diabet Stud. 2012; 9(1):6-22. PMID: 22972441.
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    27. Langberg KA, Ma L, Sharma NK, Hanis CL, Elbein SC, Hasstedt SJ, Das SK. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in JAZF1 and BCL11A gene are nominally associated with type 2 diabetes in African-American families from the GENNID study. J Hum Genet. 2012 Jan; 57(1):57-61. PMID: 22113416.
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    28. Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Ma L, Otvos JD, Turner J, Antinozzi PA, Divers J, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Rocco MV, Parks JS. Apolipoprotein L1 nephropathy risk variants associate with HDL subfraction concentration in African Americans. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Nov; 26(11):3805-10. PMID: 21931123.
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    29. Ma L, Mondal AK, Murea M, Sharma NK, Tönjes A, Langberg KA, Das SK, Franks PW, Kovacs P, Antinozzi PA, Stumvoll M, Parks JS, Elbein SC, Freedman BI. The effect of ACACB cis-variants on gene expression and metabolic traits. PLoS One. 2011; 6(8):e23860. PMID: 21887335.
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    30. Das SK, Sharma NK, Hasstedt SJ, Mondal AK, Ma L, Langberg KA, Elbein SC. An integrative genomics approach identifies activation of thioredoxin/thioredoxin reductase-1-mediated oxidative stress defense pathway and inhibition of angiogenesis in obese nondiabetic human subjects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Aug; 96(8):E1308-13. PMID: 21593104.
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    31. Murea M, Lu L, Ma L, Hicks PJ, Divers J, McDonough CW, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Genome-wide association scan for survival on dialysis in African-Americans with type 2 diabetes. Am J Nephrol. 2011; 33(6):502-9. PMID: 21546767.
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    32. Murea M, Freedman BI, Parks JS, Antinozzi PA, Elbein SC, Ma L. Lipotoxicity in diabetic nephropathy: the potential role of fatty acid oxidation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Dec; 5(12):2373-9. PMID: 21051750.
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