'Omic' Genetic Technologies for Herbal Medicines in Psychiatry
Jerome Sarris, Chee Hong Ng, Isaac Schweitzer
PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2012
The field of genetics, which includes the use of 'omic' technologies, is an evolving area of science that has emerging application in phytotherapy. Omic studies include pharmacogenomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Herbal medicines, as monotherapies, or complex formulations such as traditional Chinese herbal prescriptions, may benefit from omic studies, and this new field may be termed 'herbomics'. Applying herbomics in the field of psychiatry may provide answers about which herbal interventions may be effective for individuals, which genetic processes are triggered, and the subsequent neurochemical pathways of activity. The use of proteomic technology can explore the differing epigenetic e..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Dr Jerome Sarris is funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council fellowship (NHMRC funding ID 628875), in a strategic partnership with The University of Melbourne and the Brain Sciences Institute at Swinburne University of Technology.