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Figure 5 | Chinese Medicine

Figure 5

From: Publishing Chinese medicine knowledge as Linked Data on the Web

Figure 5

Confirmation of genetic evidences for the efficacy of alternative medicines using RDF-TCM and Diseasome. We first use the RDF-TCM dataset to find genes associated with the Alzheimer's diseases and the herb Ginkgo biloba, and we then use the Diseasome database to search for the diseases associated with these genes. If an RDF-TCM gene is also associated with the Alzheimer's disease according to Diseasome, we then confirm that gene as an Alzheimer's gene. In this way, we use two datasets created by two different medical research communities to confirm genetic evidence for the herbs.

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