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HU Rui-Feng, SUN Xiao-Bo. Design of new traditional Chinese medicine herbal formulae for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus based on network pharmacology[J]. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, 2017, 15(6): 436-441

Design of new traditional Chinese medicine herbal formulae for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus based on network pharmacology

HU Rui-Feng1,2,3, SUN Xiao-Bo1,2,3
1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Innovative Drug Discovery of Traditional Chinese Medicine(Natural Medicine) and Translational Medicine, Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100193, China;
2 Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substances and Resource Utilization of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100193, China;
3 Zhongguancun Open Laboratory of the Research and Development of Natural Medicine and Health Products, Beijing 100193, China
In the present study, 28 Chinese medicinal herbs belonging to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes were selected to explore the application of network pharmacology in developing new Chinese herbal medicine formu-lae for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). These herbs have the highest appearance rate in the literature, and their com-pounds are listed. The human protein-protein interaction network and the T2DM disease protein interaction network were constructed. Then, the related algorithm for network topology was used to perform interventions on the interaction network of disease proteins and normal human proteins to test different Chinese herbal medicine compound combinations, according to the information on the interac-tion of compounds-targets in two databases, namely TarNet and the Medicinal Plants Database. Results of the intervention scores indicate that the method proposed in this study can provide new effective combinations of Chinese herbal medicines for T2DM. Ne-twork pharmacology can effectively promote the modernization and development of TCM.
Key words:    Network pharmacology    TCM formulae    Protein-protein interaction network    Type 2 diabetes mellitus    Nework intervention   
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