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TM-MC: a database of medicinal materials and chemical compounds in Northeast Asian traditional medicine.

Kim SK, Nam S, Jang H, Kim A, Lee JJ - BMC Complement Altern Med (2015)

Bottom Line: In traditional medicine, there has been a great deal of research on the effects exhibited by medicinal materials.To study the effects, resources that can systematically describe the chemical compounds in medicinal materials are necessary.Researchers can easily check relevant information through the links to articles.

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Affiliation: Mibyeong Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background: In traditional medicine, there has been a great deal of research on the effects exhibited by medicinal materials. To study the effects, resources that can systematically describe the chemical compounds in medicinal materials are necessary. In recent years, numerous databases on medicinal materials and constituent compounds have been constructed. However, because these databases provide differing information and the sources of such information are unclear or difficult to verify, it is difficult to decide which database to use. Moreover, there is much overlapping information. The aim of this study was to construct a database of medicinal materials and chemical compounds in Northeast Asian traditional medicine (TM-MC), for which medicinal materials are listed in the Korean, Chinese, and Japanese pharmacopoeias and information on the compound names of medicinal materials can easily be confirmed online.

Description: To provide information on the chemical compounds of medicinal materials, chromatography articles from MEDLINE and PubMed Central were searched. After chemical compounds of medicinal materials were extracted by manually investigating the full-text of articles, a database of information on about 14,000 compounds from 536 medicinal materials was built. The database also provides links to the articles from which each medicinal material and chemical compound were extracted.

Conclusion: TM-MC database provides information on medicinal materials and their chemical compounds from chromatography articles in MEDLINE and PubMed Central. Researchers can easily check relevant information through the links to articles.

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Result of search for the keyword “ginsenoside Rg1”
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Fig3: Result of search for the keyword “ginsenoside Rg1”

Mentions: Figure 3 shows an example of a search for a chemical compound called “ginsenoside Rg1.” In the chemical compound tab, a list of chemical compounds including the one being searched is shown. Next to the name of each chemical compound are links to PubChem and ChemSpider, to a list of medicinal materials with the chemical compound as a constituent compound, and to PubMed papers from which information on the chemical compounds of the medicinal materials has been extracted. As in the medicinal material tab, clicking on a medicinal material prompts another search for the name of that medicinal material.Fig. 3


TM-MC: a database of medicinal materials and chemical compounds in Northeast Asian traditional medicine.

Kim SK, Nam S, Jang H, Kim A, Lee JJ - BMC Complement Altern Med (2015)

Result of search for the keyword “ginsenoside Rg1”
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4495939&req=5

Fig3: Result of search for the keyword “ginsenoside Rg1”
Mentions: Figure 3 shows an example of a search for a chemical compound called “ginsenoside Rg1.” In the chemical compound tab, a list of chemical compounds including the one being searched is shown. Next to the name of each chemical compound are links to PubChem and ChemSpider, to a list of medicinal materials with the chemical compound as a constituent compound, and to PubMed papers from which information on the chemical compounds of the medicinal materials has been extracted. As in the medicinal material tab, clicking on a medicinal material prompts another search for the name of that medicinal material.Fig. 3

Bottom Line: In traditional medicine, there has been a great deal of research on the effects exhibited by medicinal materials.To study the effects, resources that can systematically describe the chemical compounds in medicinal materials are necessary.Researchers can easily check relevant information through the links to articles.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Mibyeong Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background: In traditional medicine, there has been a great deal of research on the effects exhibited by medicinal materials. To study the effects, resources that can systematically describe the chemical compounds in medicinal materials are necessary. In recent years, numerous databases on medicinal materials and constituent compounds have been constructed. However, because these databases provide differing information and the sources of such information are unclear or difficult to verify, it is difficult to decide which database to use. Moreover, there is much overlapping information. The aim of this study was to construct a database of medicinal materials and chemical compounds in Northeast Asian traditional medicine (TM-MC), for which medicinal materials are listed in the Korean, Chinese, and Japanese pharmacopoeias and information on the compound names of medicinal materials can easily be confirmed online.

Description: To provide information on the chemical compounds of medicinal materials, chromatography articles from MEDLINE and PubMed Central were searched. After chemical compounds of medicinal materials were extracted by manually investigating the full-text of articles, a database of information on about 14,000 compounds from 536 medicinal materials was built. The database also provides links to the articles from which each medicinal material and chemical compound were extracted.

Conclusion: TM-MC database provides information on medicinal materials and their chemical compounds from chromatography articles in MEDLINE and PubMed Central. Researchers can easily check relevant information through the links to articles.

No MeSH data available.