Present Position: Research assistant professor
Research Interest: Pathophysiology of pancreatitis; diabetes and cancers, as well as drug discovery of
small molecules and herbal compounds
Academic qualifications: PhD in Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong; BSc in Biotechnology,
The Pennsylvania State University
Tsang SW, Auyeung KK, Bian ZX, Ko JK*. Pathogenesis, experimental models and contemporary pharmacotherapy of irritable bowel syndrome: story about the brain-gut axis. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
Lin ZS, Ku CF, Guan YF, Xiao HT, Shi XK, Wang HQ, Bian ZX, Tsang SW*, Zhang HJ*. Dihydro-resveratrol ameliorates lung injury in rats with cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis. Phytother Res. 2016;30(4):663-70.
Tsang SW*, Guan YF, Wang J, Bian ZX, Zhang HJ*. Inhibition of pancreatic oxidative damage by stilbene derivative dihydro-resveratrol: implication for treatment of acute pancreatitis. Sci Rep. 2016;6:22859.
Xiao HT, Peng J, Hu DD, Lin CY, Du B, Tsang SW, Lin ZS, Zhang XJ, Lueng FP, Han QB, Bian ZX*. Qing-dai powder promotes recovery of colitis by inhibiting inflammatory responses of colonic macrophages in dextran sulfate sodium-treated mice. Chin Med. 2015;10:29.
Tsang SW*, Zhang HJ, Chen YG, Auyeung KK, Bian ZX*. Eruberin A, a natural flavanol glycoside, exerts anti-fibrotic action on pancreatic stellate cells. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2015;36(6):2433-46.
Lin Z, Zheng LC, Zhang HJ, Tsang SW*, Bian ZX*. Anti-fibrotic effects of phenolic compounds on pancreatic stellate cells. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 30;15:259.
Tsang SW*, Zhang H, Lin Z, Mu H, Bian ZX*. Anti-fibrotic effect of trans-resveratrol on pancreatic stellate cells. Biomed Pharmacother. 2015;71:91-7.
Xiao HT, Zhong L, Tsang SW, Lin ZS, Bian ZX*. Traditional Chinese medicine formulas for irritable bowel syndrome: from ancient wisdoms to scientific understandings. Am J Chin Med. 2015;43(1):1-23.
Tsang SW, Ip SP, Wu JC, Ng SC, Yung KK, Bian ZX*. A Chinese medicinal formulation ameliorates dextran sulfate sodium-induced experimental colitis by suppressing the activity of nuclear factor-kappaB signaling. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015;162:20-30.
Tsang SW, Bian ZX*. Anti-fibrotic and anti-tumorigenic effects of rhein, a natural anthraquinone derivative, in mammalian stellate and carcinoma cells. Phytother Res. 2015;29(3):407-14.
Use of a flavanol glycoside for suppressing activation of stellate cells, Patent #: US 9260466 B2
Chinese medicinal formulation for treating inflammatory bowel disease and the preparation thereof
Patent #: US 9044502 B2
Method of using rhein for treating fibrotic conditions and tumors, Patent #s: US 8652540 B2 and CN 103505448 B