Associate Professor
Department of Food Science & Engineering

Research Interests:

1) Nutritional Mechanism of Functional Food Components

2) Food Component Interactions




Publications (Selected):

1. Bing Lu, Tao Sun,Weinan Li, Xiaodong Su, Xiaomin Yao, Xiangjun Sun(*). Piceatannol protects ARPE-19 cells against vitamin A dimer-mediated photo-oxidative damage through activation of Nrf2/NQO1 signalling. J Func Foods, 2016, 26: 739–749.

2. Man Liu,Guoren Huang,Thomas T.Y. Wang,Xiangjun Sun(*) , Liangli (Lucy) Yu(*), 3-MCPD 1-palmitate induced tubular cell apoptosis in vivo via JNK/p53 pathways,Toxico Sci, 2016, 151: 181-192.

3. Jie Liu, Yanfang Li, Haiming Shi, Thomas Wang, Xianli Wu, Xiangjun Sun(*), Liangli (Lucy) Yu(*), Components characterization of total tetraploid jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphylla) saponin and its cholesterol-lowering properties, J Func Foods, 2016, 23: 542-555.

4. Weinan Li, Yun Jiang, Tao Sun, Xiaomin Yao, Xiangjun Sun(*), Supplementation of procyanidins B2 attenuates photooxidation-induced apoptosis in ARPE-19 cells, Int J Food Sci Nutr, 2016, 67 (6): 650–659.

5. Man Liu, Jie Liu, Yizhen Wu, Boyan Gao, Pingping Wu, Haiming Shi, Xiangjun Sun(*), Haiqiu Huang, Thomas T. Y. Wang, Liangli (Lucy) Yu(*), Preparation of five 3-MCPD fatty acid esters,and the effects of their chemical structures on acute oral toxicity in Swiss mice, J Sci Food Agric, 2016, ( DOI 10.1002/jsfa.7805.

6. Jie Liu, Puyu Yang, Haiming Shi, Xiangjun Sun(*), Seong-Ho Lee and Liangli (Lucy)Yu(*), A novel Gynostemma pentaphyllum saponin and its adipogenesis inhibitory effect through modulating Wnt/β-catenin pathway and cell cycle in mitotic clonal expansion, J Func Foods, 2015,17:552-562.

7. Zhao Zhao, Tao Sun, Yun Jiang , Lijiang Wu, Xiangzhong Cai, Xiaodong Sun(*), Xiangjun Sun(*) , Photooxidative damage in retinal pigment epithelial cells via GRP78 and the protective role of grape skin polyphenols, Food Chem Toxicol, 2014,74 : 216–224.

8. Jingyang Feng , Xunjie Chen , Xiangjun Sun, Fenghua Wang, Xiangjun Sun. Expression of endoplasmic reticulum stress markers GRP78 and CHOP induced by oxidative stress in blue light-mediated damage of A2E-containing retinal pigment epithelium cells. Ophthalmic Res, 2014, 52 (4) : 224-233.

9. Lei Zhang, Fenghua Wang, Yuan Jiang, Shan Xu, Fengqing Lu, Wenqiu Wang, Xiangjun Sun, Xiaodong Sun, Migration of retinal pigment epithelial cells is EGFR/PI3K/AKT dependent, Front Biosci (schol Ed), 2013, 5: 661-671

10. Tao Sun, Qiuyu Chen, Lijiang Wu, Xiaomin Yao, Xiangjun Sun(*), Antitumor and antimetastatic activities of grape skin polyphenols in a murine model of breast cancer, Food Chem Toxicol, 2012, 50 (10) : 3462-3467.

11. Ying Liu, Ming Wu, Wuzhou Wan , Jingna Wang, Ronghua Sun, Yang De, Xiangjun Sun, Dalong Ma, Guoguang Ying ,Ning Zhang, Down-Regulation of 3-Phosphoinositide-Dependent Protein Kinase-1 Levels Inhibits Migration and Experimental Metastasis of Human Breast Cancer Cells, Molecular Cancer research, 2009, 7(6): 944-954.

12. Jingna Wang, Wuzhou Wan, Ronghua Sun, Ying Liu, Xiangjun Sun, Dalong Ma, Ning Zhang, Reduction of Akt2 expression inhibits chemotaxis signal transduction in human breast cancer cells, Cellular Signalling 2008; 20 (6):1025–1034.

13. Xiangjun Sun, Dongning Wang , Weijie Zhang, Xiangfu Wu, Expression of an antimicrobial peptide identified in the male reproductive system of rats , Molecular Biotecnology 2004; 28(3):185-190.

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