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Systems Biology for Traditional Chinese Medicine
     

Systems Biology for Traditional Chinese Medicine

by Guoan Luo, Yiming Wang, Qionglin Liang, Qingfei Liu
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118313350
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
21 MB
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Meet the Author

GUOAN LUO is Professor in the Institute of Biomedicine and Director of the Modern Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Professor Luo is dedicated to the application of systems biology to study and advance TCM. He has published more than 680 peer-reviewed papers and applied for thirty-one patents. Among the many honors he has received for his research achievements are two National Scientific and Technological Advancement Prizes.

YIMING WANG is Professor at Tsinghua University.

QIONGLIN LIANG is Associate Professor at Tsinghua University.

QINGFEI LIU is Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University.

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