Prof. Robert Ko

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China



1990 Ph.D., University of British Columbia, BC, Canada

Publications (Selected)

  1. Leong PK, Wong HS, Chen J, Chan WM, Leung HY, Ko KM: Schisandrin A and schisandrin B act differentially on the activation of glutathione transferase/depleting cellular reduced glutathione and the induction of an antioxidant response in eliciting an anti-inflammatory action. PLoS One 2016; 11: e0155879.
  2. Wong HS, Leong PK, Chen J, Leung HY, Chan WM, Ko KM: β-Sitosterol increases mitochondrial electron transport by fluidizing mitochondrial membranes and enhances mitochondrial responsiveness to increasing energy demand by the induction of uncoupling in C2C12 myotubes. J. Funct. Foods  2016; 23: 253-260.
  3. Wong HS, Chen J, Leong PK, Leung HY, Chan WN, Ko KM: A Cistanches Herba fraction/β-sitosterol causes a redox-sensitive induction of mitochondrial uncoupling and activation of adenosine monophosphate-dependent protein kinase/peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1 in C2C12 myotubes: A possible mechanism underlying the weight reduction effect. eCAM 2015; Article ID 142059, 13 pages.
  4. Chen J, Wong HS, Leung HY, Leong PK, Chen N, Ko KM: An ursolic acid-enriched extract of Cynomorium songaricum protects against carbon tetrachloride hepatotoxicity and gentamicin nephrotoxicity in rats possibly through a mitochondrial pathway: A comparison with ursolic acid. J. Funct. Foods 2014; 7: 330-341.
  5. Chen J, Wong HS, Leung HY, Leong PK, Chan WM, Ko KM: An ursolic acid-enriched Cynomorium songarium extract attenuates high fat diet-induced obesity in mice possibly through mitochondrial uncoupling. J. Funct. Foods 2014; 9: 211-224.