Xiaomei Zheng

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To study the possible autocrine growth stimulation of cholesteatoma epithelium, the expression of transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-alpha) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in middle ear cholesteatoma was investigated by immunohistochemical staining techniques. Twenty cholesteatoma samples obtained at operation and six normal skin specimens(More)
Apoptosis in normal meatal skin, cholesteatoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the ear was investigated by using morphological analysis and in-situ specific labelling of fragmented DNA. In meatal skin, apoptotic cells were localized mainly in the granular layers, but were not so restricted in cholesteatoma, while in SCC they were even more dispersed.(More)
The di/tri-peptide transporter h-PEPT1 plays an important role in the oral absorption of di/tri-peptides and numerous drugs. Inflammatory conditions may influence intestinal xenobiotic transporter function; however, the effects of inflammation on h-PEPT1 have not been well described. This study was conducted to determine the effects of the inflammatory(More)
Allergic diseases, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, are common. Therefore, the discovery of therapeutic drugs for these conditions is essential. Methyleugenol (ME) is a natural compound with antiallergic, antianaphylactic, antinociceptive, and anti-inflammatory effects. This study examined the antiallergic effect of ME on IgE-mediated inflammatory(More)
The expression of epithelial markers (cytokeratins, Filaggrin, BerEp4 and EMA), collagen IV and Ki67 was studied immunohistochemically in cholesteatoma and compared with that in epidermis of meatal skin, squamous epithelium of eardrum and simple epithelium of middle ear mucosa. MNF116 (cytokeratin 10, 17, 18) stained the full layer of normal epithelium and(More)
PURPOSE Intestinal barrier integrity is diminished in critical illness and inflammatory bowel disease. Bacterial-derived N-formylated peptides, absorbed by the intestinal oligopeptide transporter, hPEPT1, are involved in the pathogenesis of disease-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction, via stimulation of polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) migration. The(More)
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