Qiujie Jiang, MD, PhD

Quijie Jiang

Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Qiujie Jiang, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Jiang’s research interest revolves around heritable disorders of connective tissue, in particular pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE).

The major goals of her current study are to dissect the mineralization process in PXE, to investigate the functional activity of the candidate gene/protein, ABCC6/MRP6, and to explore an effective approach to treat this currently intractable genetic disorder. These concerted research effects will provide information on the functional activity of ABCC6 and on pathogenesis of PXE, and will lead to future approaches of PXE prevention and treatment.


Areas of Interest

Genetics of PXE, Assay Development, PXE Animal Models, PXE and the Metabolism, Clinical Manifestations, Clinical Trials



Li Q, Jiang Q, Uitto J. Ectopic mineralization disorders of the extracellular matrix of connective tissue: molecular genetics and pathomechanisms of aberrant calcification. Matrix Biol. 2014 Jan;33:23-8. PMID: 23891698

Zhou Y, Jiang Q, Takahagi S, Shao C, Uitto J. Premature termination codon read-through in the ABCC6 gene: potential treatment for pseudoxanthoma elasticum. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Dec;133(12):2672-7. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 23702584

Li Q, Baker J, Kowalczyk J, Jiang Q, Uitto J, Schachner L. Pediatric pseudoxanthoma elasticum with cardiovascular involvement. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Nov;169(5):1148-51. PMID: 23746223

Jiang Q, Takahagi S, Uitto J. Administration of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells into the liver: Potential to rescue pseudoxanthoma elasticum in a mouse model (abcc6(-/-)). J Biomed Biotechnol. 2012;2012:818937. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 23251082

Jiang Q, Uitto J. Restricting dietary magnesium accelerates ectopic connective tissue mineralization in a mouse model of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (Abcc6(-/-)). Exp Dermatol. 2012 Sep;21(9):694-9. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 22897576

Fülöp K, Jiang Q, Wetering KV, Pomozi V, Szabó PT, Arányi T, Sarkadi B, Borst P, Uitto J, Váradi A. ABCC6 does not transport vitamin K3-glutathione conjugate from the liver: relevance to pathomechanisms of pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Nov 25;415(3):468-71. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 22056557

Jiang Q, Li Q, Grand-Pierre AE, Schurgers LJ, Uitto J. Administration of vitamin K does not counteract the ectopic mineralization of connective tissues in Abcc6-/- mice, a model for pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Cell Cycle. 2011 Feb;10(4):701-07. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 21304270

Jiang Q, Dibra F, Lee MD, Oldenburg R, Uitto J. Overexpression of fetuin-a counteracts ectopic mineralization in a mouse model of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (abcc6(-/-)). J Invest Dermatol. 2010 May;130(5):1288-96. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 20090764

Jiang Q, Oldenburg R, Otsuru S, Grand-Pierre AE, Horwitz EM, Uitto J. Parabiotic heterogenetic pairing of Abcc6-/-/Rag1-/- mice and their wild-type counterparts halts ectopic mineralization in a murine model of pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Am J Pathol. 2010 Apr;176(4):1855-62. Free article in PubMedPatient Summary. PMID: 20185580

Uitto J, Li Q, Jiang Q. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: molecular genetics and putative pathomechanisms. J Invest Dermatol. 2010 Mar;130(3):661-70. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 20032990

Larusso J, Li Q, Jiang Q, Uitto J. Elevated dietary magnesium prevents connective tissue mineralization in a mouse model of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (Abcc6(-/-)). J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Jun;129(6):1388-94. Free article in PubMedPatient Summary. PMID: 19122649

Li Q, Grange DK, Armstrong NL, Whelan AJ, Hurley MY, Rishavy MA, Hallgren KW, Berkner KL, Schurgers LJ, Jiang Q, Uitto J. Mutations in the GGCX and ABCC6 genes in a family with pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like phenotypes. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Mar;129(3):553-63. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 18800149

Jiang Q, Endo M, Dibra F, Wang K, Uitto J. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum Is a metabolic disease. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Feb;129(2):348-54. Free article in PubMedPatient Summary. PMID: 18685618

Li Q, Jiang Q, Pfendner E, Váradi A, Uitto J. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: clinical phenotypes, molecular genetics and putative pathomechanisms. Exp Dermatol. 2009 Jan;18(1):1-11. Free article at Journal Website. PMID: 19054062

Li Q, Jiang Q, Uitto J. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: oxidative stress and antioxidant diet in a mouse model (Abcc6-/-). J Invest Dermatol. 2008 May;128(5):1160-4. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 18049453

LaRusso J, Jiang Q, Li Q, Uitto J. Ectopic mineralization of connective tissue in Abcc6-/- mice: effects of dietary modifications and a phosphate binder--a preliminary study. Exp Dermatol. 2008 Mar;17(3):203-7. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 17979973

Li Q, Jiang Q, Schurgers LJ, Uitto J. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: Reduced gamma-glutamyl carboxylation of matrix gla protein in mouse model (Abcc6 (-/-)). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Dec 14;364(2):208-13. Free article in PubMed, PMID: 17942075

Li Q, Jiang Q, Larusso J, Klement JF, Sartorelli AC, Belinsky MG, Kruh GD, Uitto J. Targeted ablation of Abcc1 or Abcc3 in Abcc6 (-/-) mice does not modify the ectopic mineralization process. Exp Dermatol. 2007 Oct;16(10):853-9. PMID: 17845218

Jiang Q, Li Q, Uitto J. Aberrant mineralization of connective tissues in a mouse model of pseudoxanthoma elasticum: systemic and local regulatory factors. J Invest Dermatol. 2007 Jun;127(6):1392-402. Free article at Journal Website. PMID: 17273159

Uitto J, Jiang Q. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like phenotypes: more diseases than one. J Invest Dermatol. 2007 Mar;127(3):507-10. Free article at Journal Website. PMID: 17299431

Jiang Q, Uitto J. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: a metabolic disease? J Invest Dermatol. 2006 Jul;126(7):1440-1. Free article at Journal Website. PMID: 16778810

Jiang Q, Matsuzaki Y, Li K, Uitto J. Transcriptional regulation and characterization of the promoter region of the human ABCC6 gene. J Invest Dermatol. 2006 Feb;126(2):325-35. Free article at Journal Website. PMID: 16374464

Matsuzaki Y, Nakano A, Jiang QJ, Pulkkinen L, Uitto J. Tissue-specific expression of the ABCC6 gene. J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Nov;125(5):900-5. Free article at Journal Website. PMID: 16297187

Klement JF, Matsuzaki Y, Jiang QJ, Terlizzi J, Choi HY, Fujimoto N, Li K, Pulkkinen L, Birk DE, Sundberg JP, Uitto J. Targeted ablation of the Abcc6 gene results in ectopic mineralization of connective tissues. Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Sep;25(18):8299-310. Free article in PubMed. PMID: 16135817