Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Title

Progress and perspectives of biomarker discovery in Chinese medicine research

Language

English

Abstract

Biomarker discovery in Chinese medicine (CM) has recently attracted a great deal of attention, owing to the promise of high-throughput technologies development and the potential of Chinese herbal medicine. Furthermore, it seems that pattern classification in CM might be serving as inspirational analogy and a practical guide, which might contribute to biomarkers discovery rather than just being used as diagnostic method. Although much work is still needed to identify markers, efforts are now being directed towards discovering biomarkers or biomarkers based network that could target herbal formulae. In this article, we review progress in biomarker discovery development, discuss current biomarker discovery in CM highlighting challenges and opportunities of pattern classification and presenting a perspective of the future integrative modeling approaches as an emerging trend in biomarker discovery. © 2014 Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Keywords

biomarker discovery, Chinese medicine, patlen classification, review

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Start Page

1

End Page

9

Publisher

Springer Verlag

DOI

10.1007/s11655-014-1848-9

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11655-014-1848-9

ISSN (print)

16720415

ISSN (electronic)

19930402

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