Network formulaology: a new strategy for modern research of traditional Chinese medicine formulae

FAN Xiao-hui1 CHENG Yi-yu1 ZHANG Bo-li2

(1.Department of Chinese Medicine Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China 310058)
(2.Tianjin State Key Laboratory of Modern Chinese Medicine, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China 300193)

【Abstract】This paper briefly analyzed and discussed the current status and major scientific challenges of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formulaology research. To promote formulaology research, a new strategy and corresponding technology, network formulaology, were proposed to reveal the complex interaction between functional chemome and biological responses network. The research framework and directions of network formulaology were also summarized and suggested.

【Keywords】 formulaology; network pharmacology; network biology; compatibility law of TCM; functional chemome of TCM formulae; TCM modernization;


【Funds】 National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (2012CB5184)

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Vol 40, No. 01, Pages 1-6

January 2015