Computational Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology
CHAPTER 10: Data Sources for Herbal and Traditional Medicines
Published:01 Mar 2017
Special Collection: 2017 ebook collectionSeries: Issues in Toxicology
Hsueh-Fen Juan, 2017. "Data Sources for Herbal and Traditional Medicines", Computational Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rudy J Richardson, Dale E Johnson
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Traditional herbal medicines are naturally occurring, plant-derived substances used to promote health and treat diseases. Chinese herbs are important components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which has been used for thousands of years. With the development of integrative medicine, the integration of TCM and modern technologies is increasing rapidly. Currently, systems biology, integrating omics data such as the genome, proteome, and metabolome provides a comprehensive view revealing the molecular mechanism and components of TCM, as well as improving our knowledge of health and disease. In this chapter, TCM databases and omics data in TCM are introduced. Furthermore, information on how to deposit the transcriptomic and proteomic data into public databases is presented.