TCMGeneDIT: A database for associated traditional Chinese medicine, gene and disease infomation using text mining

TCMGeneDIT is a database system providing association information about traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), genes, diseases, TCM effects and TCM ingredients automatically mined from vast amount of biomedical literature. Integrated protein-protein interaction and biological pathways information collected from public databases are also available. In addition, the transitive relationships among genes, TCMs and diseases could be inferred through the shared intermediates. Furthermore, TCMGeneDIT is useful in deducing possible synergistic or antagonistic contributions of the prescription components to the overall therapeutic effects. TCMGeneDIT is a unique database of various association information about TCMs. The database integrating TCMs with life sciences and biomedical studies would facilitate the modern clinical research and the understanding of therapeutic mechanisms of TCMs and gene regulations.


Fang Y.C, Huang H.C, Chen C.C*, Juan H.F*, "TCMGeneDIT: a database for associated traditional Chinese medicine, gene and disease information using text mining" BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 8:58 (2008) [PubMed]
News: 2008/7/14 Website updates: Browse, Chinsese TCM names, disease search and cross-references to PharmGKB and STITCH; 2008/5/17 Protein-protein interaction integration from HPRD; 2008/4/25 Pathway information integration from CGAP; 2008/3/16 Association visualization by Graphviz; 2008/3/06 Website update; 2008/1/23 Literature corpus update; 2008/1/18 Website update and recommendation function for mined associations

Systems Biology Laboratory, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Natural Language Processing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Taiwan University
Contact: Hsueh-Fen Juan
Last Update: 7/14/2008
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