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Application of Systems Biology Technology in Research of Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Ping LI, Li-ping YANG and Yue-wen GONG

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Systems biology is an emerging science of the 21st century and its method and design of study resemble those of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Adopting systems biology technology will help to understand TCM Syndromes and modernize Chinese herbal medicine. The technology platforms of systems biology, especially proteomics can provide useful tools for exploring essence of TCM syndromes and understanding principle of herbal formulation. Moreover, compared with methods of molecular biology, such as genomics and proteomics, metabolomics provide more direct, rapid, concise and effective methods for study of kidney disease especially in the case of prevention and treatment with TCM

Publisher: The Editorial Board of Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Published by Elsevier (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S0254-6272(09)60054-6
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