Shengmin Sang Leading NC A&T to Front of Fight on Cancer

August 03, 2016

Read the original article on Diverse Issues in Higher Education. A prolific scholar and 2015 winner of the Research Article of the Year award from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Dr. Shengmin Sang is helping to position historically Black North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T) into a center of cutting-edge cancer research. […]

Resveratrol-based prodrug may be a safe aspirin substitute

December 11, 2015

New research from the North Carolina A&T State University at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC confirmed that a patented, resveratrol-based prodrug reduces aspirin side effects and enhances the anti-cancer properties of both aspirin and resveratrol. Aspirin is recognized as the over-the-counter-drug for pain and fever relief and the prevention of cardiovascular disease, […]

Plant Compounds Delay Diabetic Complications, Offer New Treatment Options

September 22, 2015

Research from Shengmin Sang, PhD, at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, is proving that ginger compounds and some flavonoids are effective at stopping physiological processes that lead to diabetic complications.   Scientific evidence is building that plant compounds may be a safe and effective alternative to approved pharmaceutical treatments for type 2 diabetes […]

Biotransformation of tea polyphenols by gut microbiota

February 06, 2014

Biotransformation of tea polyphenols by gut microbiota. Journal of Functional Foods. February 2014. Huadong Chen, Shengmin Sang. Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Research Campus. Abstract Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages worldwide and has received increasing attention from researchers and food industries […]

What are Polyphenols?

September 13, 2013

Polyphenols are a class of bioactive compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables and used by them to protect themselves from pests and environmental stress.  A wealth of research suggests that when humans consume these compounds a variety of health benefits may be experienced including lowering of blood pressure and blood glucose, reducing inflammation and fighting off […]

Exercise and Polyphenols: Absorption and Afterburn Effect

September 13, 2013

Scientists from Appalachian State University (ASU), Dole Food Company and NC State University are some of the first to find in a human trial that following exercise polyphenols enter the body in elevated levels via the colon and that polyphenolic metabolism is ramped up for 14 hours after exercise. In the joint study, long-distance runners were given […]

The chemistry and biotransformation of tea constituents

March 01, 2011

Sang S, Lambert JD, Ho CT, Yang CS. The chemistry and biotransformation of tea constituents. Pharmacological Research2011 Aug;64(2):87-99. Epub 2011 Mar 1. Abstract Tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceae) is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. The three major types of tea, green tea, oolong tea, and black tea, differ in terms of […]