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Author Luo, Guoan, 1946-

Title Systems biology for traditional Chinese medicine / Guoan Luo [and others]
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2012]
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Contents Introduction of systems biology of traditional chinese medical (TCM) -- Chemomics of traditional Chinese medicine -- Technologicalplatform of TCM chemomics -- Pharmacokinetic investigation on TCM formula based on global systems biology -- Application of genomics in the research of TCM -- Proteomics study on TCM -- Application of metabonomics in research on TCM -- Application of chemometrics and bioinformatics in TCM research -- Study of integratedbiomarker system of diabetic nephropathy -- Chemomics research on composite formula of qingkailing (QKL) injection -- Integrated global systems biology for the research and development of Chinesemedicine shuanglong formula -- Demonstrative research on the safety evaluation of liushenpills
Summary The application of systems biology methods to Traditional Chinese Medicine Emphasizing the harmony of the human body with the environment, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. It is a systemic theory derived from clinical experience, the philosophy of holism and systematology, and the belief that man is an integral part of nature. Systems Biology for Traditional Chinese Medicine describes how the latest methods in systems biology can be applied to TCM, providing a comprehensive resource for the modernization and advancement of TCM as well as general drug discovery efforts. It is the first comprehensive work to propose a system-to-system research methodology to study the interaction between TCM and the human body and its applications in drug research and development. Using three popular traditional Chinese medicines'Shuanglongfang, Qingkailing, and Liushenwan'as examples, the authors set forth case examples demonstrating how to find material groups, perform efficacy screenings, and conduct safety evaluations of TCM. The book also: -Describes the mechanisms of TCM at the molecular and systems levels using chemomics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics -Places modern scientific technologies within the context of TCM, helping drug researchers improve experimental designs and strategies -Illustrates how a systems biology approach is compatible with TCM's traditional, holistic therapeutic strategies and treatment modalities -Presents topics of current interest, such as integrated global systems biology and the application of chemometrics research to herbal medicines This book not only opens a new pathway for the continued development of TCM, but also for systems biology. In addition, it fosters collaboration and discussion among Eastern and Western scientists by applying systems biology to TCM
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medicine, Chinese.
Systems biology.
Medicine, Chinese Traditional.
Systems Biology.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiley InterScience (Online service)
LC no. 2011052327
ISBN 111831333X (electronic bk.)
1118313356 (electronic bk.)
1118313364 (electronic bk.)
9781118313336 (electronic bk.)
9781118313350 (electronic bk.)
9781118313367 (electronic bk.)