A search engine focused on retrieving candidate herb-related information with user search terms (a list of genes, a disease name, a chemical name or an herb name). HerDing integrated herb-chemical, chemical-gene and gene-disease relationships, which were obtained from other databases and text-mining of published articles, to find herb-disease relationships. Users of HerDing can search herbs related to a disease with an input of disease-related genes or a disease name. In addition, users can query a chemical name for retrieving herbs and genes related to the input chemical and herb names for extracting chemicals and genes related to the input herb.
School of Information and Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea; College of Korean Medicine, Dongshin University, Naju-si, Korea; College of Pharmacy, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
HerDing funding source(s)
This work was supported by the Bio-Synergy Research Project (NRF-2013M3A9C4078138) of the Ministry of Science, and by a grant of the Korea Healthcare technology R&D Project, Ministry for Health & Welfare Affairs, Republic of Korea (HI13C2285).