Hye Won Kang

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Carver Hall 171-D
Ph.D.Nutritional Sciences / University of Connecticut
B.S.Food and Nutrition / Dongduk Women''s University
M.S.Food Science and Technology / Korea University

Research Interests

My research interest is to find a novel way to prevent obesity by activating brown fat and browning white fat using dietary compounds at molecular biological and physiological levels using mice and mammalian cell models. This includes (1) identification of dietary compounds which activate brown fat, (2) finding a mechanism by which dietary compounds activate brown fat and browning effect on white fat, (3) understanding a relationship between brown fat and other oxidative tissues to prevent obesity.

Recent Publications

  • Hye Won Kang, Sang Gil Lee (2020). (Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of anthocyanins of Trifolium pratense (red clover) in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW-267.4 macrophages). (4) 12, pp. 1089 ). Nutrients.
  • Hye Won Kang, Sang Lee, Dammah Otieno, Kyoungsoo Ha, Hye Won Kang, Sang Lee (2018). (Flavonoids, potential bioactive compounds and non-shivering thermogenesis.). (9) 10, pp. 1168 ). Nutrients.
  • Hye Won Kang, Sung Jin Lee, Jane Walker, Hye Won Kang, Sung Jin Lee, Jane Walker (2018). (Assessing breakfast eating behaviors of historically Black College and University (HBCU) students). (2) 110, pp. 43-48 ). Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Jae-Woo Choi, Hye Won Kang, Won-Chul Lim, Mi-Kyoung Kim, In-Young Lee, Hong-Yon Cho, Jae-Woo Choi, Hye Won Kang (2017). (Kefir Prevented Excess Fat Accumulation in Diet-Induced Obese Mice). (5) 81, pp. 958-965 ). Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry.
  • Eun-Jin Jung, Young-Suk Kim, Jung-Wa Choi, Hye Won Kang, Un-Jae Chang, Eun-Jin Jung, Hye Won Kang (2017). (The Analysis of a Diet for the Human Being and the Companion Animal using Big Data in 2016). (4) 6, pp. 256-266 ). Clinical Nutrition Research.
  • Sang Gil Lee, John Parks, Hye Won Kang, Sang Gil Lee, Hye Won Kang (2017). (Quercetin, a functional compound of onion peel, remodels white adipocytes to brown-like adipocytes). 42, pp. 62-71 ). The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
  • Hye Won Kang, Won-Chul Lim, Jin-Kyu Lee, Jin-Nyoung Ho, Eun-Jeong Lim, Hong-Yon Cho, Hye Won Kang, Won-Chul Lim (2017). (Germinated Waxy Black Rice Ameliorates Hyperglycemia and Dyslipidemia in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats). (11) 40, pp. 1846-1855 ). Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin.
  • , Hye Won Kang, Hye Won Kang (2016). (Can eating foods burn body fat?). (1) 2016, pp. 1 ). Journal of Obesity and Nutritional Disorders.
  • Ragina Rafiq, Saeed Hayek, Ugochukwu Anyanwu, Bonita Hardy, Valerie Giddings, Salam Ibrahim, Reza Tahergorabi, Hye Won Kang, Ragina Rafiq, Hye Won Kang (2016). (Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Essential Oils from Artemisia herba-alba Asso., Pelargonium capitatum x radens and Laurus nobilis L.). (2) 5, pp. 28 ). Foods.
  • Sang Gil Lee, Joanna Siaw, Hye Won Kang, Hye Won Kang, Sang Gil Lee (2016). (Stimulatory Effects of Cinnamon Extract (Cinnamomum cassia) during the Initiation Stage of 3T3-L1 Adipocyte Differentiation). (83) 5, pp. 1-9 ). Foods.
  • Valeriy Demchev, Geraldine Malana, Divya Vangala, Janis Stoll, Anal Desai, Hye Won Kang, Yingxia Li, Hamed Nayeb-Hashemi, Michele Niepel, David Cohen, Chinweike Ukomadu, Hye Won Kang, Valeriy Demchev (2013). (Targeted deletion of fibrinogen like protein 1 reveals a novel role in energy substrate utilization). (3) 8, pp. e58084 ). PLoS ONE.
  • Hye Won Kang, Cafer Ozdemir, Yuki Kawano, Katherine LeClair, Cecile Vernochet, Ronald Kahn, Susan Hagen, David Cohen, Hye Won Kang, Cafer Ozdemir (2013). (Thioesterase superfamily member 2/acyl-CoA thioesterase 13 (Them2/Acot13) regulates adaptive thermogenesis in mice). (46) 288, pp. 33376-33386 ). J Biol Chem.
  • Hye Won Kang, Michele Niepel, Shuxin Han, Yuki Kawano, David Cohen, Hye Won Kang, Michele Niepel (2012). (Thioesterase superfamily member 2 (Them2)/Acyl-CoA thioesterase 13 (Acot13) regulates hepatic lipid and glucose metabolism). (5) 26, pp. 2209-2221 ). FASEB J.
  • Melany Castillo, Jessica Hall, Mayrin Correa-Medina, Cintia Ueta, Hye Won Kang, David Cohen, Antonio Bianco, Melany Castillo, Hye Won Kang (2011). (Disruption of thyroid hormone activation in Type 2 deiodinase knockout mice causes obesity with glucose intolerance and liver steatosis only at thermoneutrality.). (4) 60, pp. 1082-1089 ). Diabetes.
  • Hye Won Kang, Jie Wei, David Cohen, Jie Wei, Hye Won Kang (2010). (PC-TP/StARD2: Of membranes and metabolism. ). (7) 21, pp. 449-456 ). Trends Endocrinol Metab .
  • Hye Won Kang, Keishi Kanno, Erez Scapa, David Cohen, Keishi Kanno, Hye Won Kang (2010). (Regulatory role for phosphatidylcholine transfer protein/StarD2 in the metabolic response to peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα). ). (4) 1801, pp. 496-502 ). Biochim Biophys Acta .
  • Hye Won Kang, Scott Ribich, Brian Kim, Susan Hagen, Antonio Bianco, David Cohen, Hye Won Kang, Scott Ribich (2009). (Mice lacking phosphatidylcholine transfer protein/StarD2 exhibit increased adaptive thermogenesis and enlarged mitochondria in brown adipose tissue.). (11) 50, pp. 2212-2221 ). J Lipid Res .
  • Jie Wei, Hye Won Kang, David Cohen, Jie Wei, Hye Won Kang (2009). (Thioesterase superfamily member 2 (Them2)/Acyl-CoA thioesterase 13 (Acot13): A homotetrameric hotdog fold thioesterase with selectivity for long chain fatty acyl-CoAs.). (2) 421, pp. 311-322 ). Biochem J .
  • Hye Won Kang, Bhimidi, Brun, Fernandez, McGrane, , Bhimidi, Hye Won Kang (2007). (Altered lipid catabolism in the vitamin A deficient liver). (1-2) 271, pp. 18-27 ). Mol Cell Endocrinol .
  • Hye Won Kang, Kwang won Yu, Woo Jin Chun, Ih Seop Chang, Sang Bae Han, Hee Yun Kim, Hong Yon Cho, Hye Won Kang, Kwang won Yu (2002). (Isolation and Characterization of alkyl peroxy radical scavenging compound from leaves of Laurus nobilis. ). (1) 25, pp. 102-108 ). Biol Pharm Bull .