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Based on network pharmacology and molecular docking to explore the Traditional Chinese Medicine anti-influenza mechanisms:Chinese protocol for diagnosis and treatment of influenza.
  • yifei Chen
yifei Chen
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Background Explore the possible mechanism of anti-influenza virus, based on the study of the active components-drug-target network, Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI) network and molecular docking verification, we explored the potential action mechanism of TCM in Chinese protocol for diagnosis and treatment of influenza 2019. Methods Screening the active components and potential targets of 12 drugs in the scheme by using TCMSP database, and Obtaining the target of influenza by GeneCard, Durgbank, OMIM, TTD and PharmGkb databases. Then, constructed the “component-durg-target” network and PPI network were by Cytoscape3.8.0 software. Morethan, analyzed and the biological function and pathway, verified the molecular docking by AutoDock Vina software. Results The 12 drugs in the recommended scheme (XBCQ) for severe influenza contain 192 active components and involve 31 key antiviral targets, which may play an antiviral role through biological processes such as lipopolysaccharide, pathogen molecular reaction and regulate signaling pathway via the IL-17, influenza A, TNF, Toll-like receptors. Conclusion TCM play critical therapeutic roles through “multi-components, multi-targets and multi-pathways” mechanisms in influenza infection. The antiviral pharmacological mechanism of Xuanbai Chengqi decoction, which was analyzed by network pharmacology and molecular docking, provide a new idea for further exploring the diagnosis and treatment of severe influenza.