Lei, Tie-Chi

Personal Information

Name Lei, Tie-Chi
School or College School of Medicine
Position TitleProfessor, Chair, Dept. of Dermatology
Office Address#238, Jiefang Rd, Wuchang, Wuhan 430060

Research Interest

·Basic and clinical aspects regarding melanocyte biology and pigmentary disorders·


·1996-1999, Nanjing Medical University, PhD candidate

·1989-1992, Wuhan University Renmin Hospital, Master candidate

Oversea Study and Visit

·1999-2005, Post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Vincent Jr. Hearing’s Lab, Pigment Cell Biology Section, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

Honours and Awards

·2014, the third prize of Hubei Natural Science 


1.        Shi Y, Luo LF, Liu XM, Zhou Q, Xu SZ, Lei TC. Premature graying as a consequence of compromised antioxidant activity in hair bulb melanocytes and their precursors. PLoS One. 2014;9(4):e93589.

2.        Luo LF, Shi Y, Zhou Q, Xu SZ, Lei TC. Insufficient expression of the melanocortin-1 receptor by human dermal fibroblasts contributes to excess collagen synthesis in keloid scars. Exp Dermatol. 2013;22(11):764-6.

3.        Liu XM, Zhou Q, Xu SZ, Wakamatsu K, Lei TC. Maintenance of immune hyporesponsiveness to melanosomal proteins by DHICA-mediated antioxidation: Possible implications for autoimmune vitiligo. Free Radic Biol Med. 2011;50(9):1177-85.

Jiang S, Liu XM, Dai X, Zhou Q, Lei TC, Beermann F, Wakamatsu K, Xu SZ. Regulation of DHICA-mediated antioxidation by dopachrome tautomerase: implication for skin photoprotection against UVA radiation. Free Radic Biol Med. 2010;48(9):1144-51.