• 1803 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
1990 …2020

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Area of Expertise

Population of diabetes mellitus continues to rise in the U.S. Diabetic kidney disease is a major complication of diabetes mellitus and is the most common cause of chronic kidney disease.
The research in our laboratory is directed at understanding the molecular mechanisms of the development of diabetic kidney disease. Specifically, we are interested in the role of different calcium signaling pathways in the diabetes-induced kidney injury. Toward this goal, we use both animal models of diabetes mellitus and cultured kidney cells to study how altering calcium signaling changes the function and structure of the kidney/kidney cells under a diabetic environment. We utilize quantitative immunological methods, immunohistochemistry, and RT-PCR to reliably measure both protein and message for various molecules in specific calcium signaling pathways in kidney tissues/kidney cells. We also employ multiple tools to evaluate kidney function under different conditions. It is our goal to better understand the molecular events involved in the kidney response to diabetes, so that we can target rational development of effective therapeutics to prevent/treat the disease.

Education/Academic qualification

BS in Medicine, Anhui Medical University

MS in Physiology, Anhui Medical University

PhD in Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Research Output

  • 1803 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 57 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Short survey

Inhibition of interleukin-6 on matrix protein production by glomerular mesangial cells and the pathway involved

Chaudhari, S., Yazdizadeh Shotorbani, P., Tao, Y., Davis, M. E., Mallet, R. T. & Ma, R., 1 Jun 2020, In : American journal of physiology. Renal physiology. 318, 6, p. F1478-F1488

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Inhibitor of myogenic differentiation family isoform a, a new positive regulator of fibronectin production by glomerular mesangial cells

    Shotorbani, P. Y., Chaudhari, S., Tao, Y., Tsiokas, L. & Ma, R., 1 Mar 2020, In : American journal of physiology. Renal physiology. 318, 3, p. F673-F682

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Comparison of diabetic nephropathy between male and female eNOS-/- db/db mice

    Ma, Y., Li, W., Shotorbani, P. Y., Dubansky, B. H., Huang, L., Chaudhari, S., Wu, P., Wang, L. A., Ryou, M. G., Zhou, Z. & Ma, R., May 2019, In : American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology. 316, 5, p. F889-F897

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor pathway inhibits extracellular matrix production by mesangial cells through store-operated Ca2+ channel

    Huang, L., Ma, R., Lin, T., Chaudhari, S., Shotorbani, P. Y., Yang, L. & Wu, P., 1 Oct 2019, In : Experimental Biology and Medicine. 244, 14, p. 1193-1201 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    The Endocrine Kidney: Local and Systemic Actions of Renal Hormones

    Mallet, R. T. & Ma, R., 23 Oct 2019, Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine: Comprehensive Modern Endocrinology. Elsevier, p. 445-460 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter