Evidence and Rational Based Research on Chinese Drugs

  • Hildebert Wagner
  • Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Serkan Sertel, Peter K. Plinkert, Thomas Efferth
    Pages 333-362
  3. Friedrich Lang, Robert Hoerr, Michael Noeldner, Egon Koch
    Pages 431-470
  4. Sergei V. Dzyuba, Laramie P. Jameson, Koji Nakanishi
    Pages 471-487
  5. Hildebert Wagner, Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich
    Pages 489-516
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 517-525

About this book


After the successful introduction of acupuncture to the West, recent advances in analytical methods in chemistry, molecular biology and system biology – especially the development of the “omic” technologies – have again brought Chinese drugs into the focus of research on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). With more than 1000 publications on the chemistry, molecular biology and pharmacology of TCM drugs in international journals over the last 10 years, Chinese drugs are gaining increasingly reputation and impact. These data offer great opportunities for the development of new pharmaceuticals for various clinical applications. International Scientists have compiled relevant and trend setting research results in this book. Topics range from the latest methods of quality and safety assurance by chemical and genetic fingerprints to the development of new pharmaceuticals for a future evidence-based therapy e.g. for cancer, cardiovascular, inflammatory or infectious diseases as well as to recent experimental results on multitarget and synergy research for the preparation of multi-extract-pharmaceuticals from TCM.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hildebert Wagner
    • 1
  • Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of Pharma Research, Department of PharmacyLudwig-Maximillians-UniversityMunichGermany
  2. 2., Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-UniversityMedical Policlinic/Medical Clinic IIIBonnGermany

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