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Biography


Prof. Mei Xu

University of Kentucky, USA


Email: mxu222@uky.edu


Qualifications


2002 Ph.D., West Virginia University, physiology and pharmacology

1984 B.Sc., Shandong University, Biology


Publications (selected)

  1. Xu M, Chen G, Fu W, Liao M, Frank JA, Bower KA, Fang S, Zhang Z, Shi X, Luo J. Ethanol Disrupts Vascular Endothelial Barrier: Implication in Cancer Metastasis. Toxicol Sci. 2012 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Wang S, Xu M, Li F, Wang X, Bower KA, Frank JA, Chen G, Zhang Z, Ke Z, Shi X, Luo J. Ethanol Promotes Mammary Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis: the Involvement of Chemoattractant Factor MCP-1. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Ke Z, Liu Y, Wang X, Fan Z, Chen G, Xu M, Bower KA, Frank JA, Ou X, Shi X, Luo J. Cyanidin-3-glucoside ameliorates ethanol neurotoxicity in the developing brain. J Neurosci Res. 2011 Jun [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Ke Z, Wang X, Liu Y, Fan Z, Chen G, Xu M, Bower KA, Frank JA, Li M, Fang S, Shi X, Luo J. Ethanol Induces Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Developing Brain. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 May [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Xu M., Bower KA, Wang S, Frank JA, Chen G, Ding M, Wang S, Shi X, Ke Z, Luo J.. Cyanidin-3-glucoside inhibits ethanol-induced invasion of breast cancer cells overexpressing ErbB2. Mol Cancer. 2010 Oct 29;9:285.
  6. Xu, M., Bower, K., Chen, G., Shi, XL., Dong, Z., Ke, Z., Luo, J.. Ethanol enhances the interaction of breast cancer cells overexpressing ErbB2 with fibronectin. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2010 May.
  7. Xu, M., Chen, G., Shi, XL., Liao, MJ., Frank, J., Luo, J.. Activation of double-stranded RNAactivated protein kinase R (PKR) inhibited breast cancer motility. (In writing)
  8. Meng, D., Wang, X., Chang, Q., Hitron, A., Zhang, Z., Xu, M., Chen, G., Luo, J., Jiang, B., Fang, J., Shi, X.. Arsenic promotes angiogenesis in vitro via a heme oxygenase-1-dependent mechanism. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2010 May
  9. Chen, G., Bower, K., Xu, M., Ding, M., Shi, X., Ke, C. and Luo, J.. Cyanidin-3-glucoside reverses ethanol-induced inhibition of neurite outgrowth: role of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta. Neurotox Res. 2009 May.
  10. Liu, Y., Chen, G., Ma, C., Bower, K., Xu, M., Fan, Z., Shi, X., Ke, C. and Luo, J.. Overexpression of GSK3 beta sensitizes neuronal cells to ethanol toxicity. J Neurosci Re. 2009 Apr.
  11. Xu, M., Waters, C., Hu, C., Wysolmerski, R., Vincent, P., Minnear, F.. Sphingosine 1-phosphate rapidly increases endothelial barrier function independently of VE-cadherin but requires cell spreading and Rho kinase. Am J Physiol Cell Physio 293: C1309-1318, 2007.