Metabolomics study of diabetic retinopathy using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry: a comparison of stages and subtypes diagnosed by Western and Chinese medicine.

@article{Li2011MetabolomicsSO,
  title={Metabolomics study of diabetic retinopathy using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry: a comparison of stages and subtypes diagnosed by Western and Chinese medicine.},
  author={Xiang Li and Xiangxia Luo and Xin Lu and Junguo Duan and Guowang Xu},
  journal={Molecular bioSystems},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 7},
  pages={2228-37}
}
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious microvascular syndrome of diabetes, and is one of the most frequent causes of blindness in the world. It has three progressive stages with complex metabolic deregulations in the holistic system of Western medicine. Chinese medicine classifies DR into two different syndrome types; integrating Western and Chinese medicine to treat DR is a validated therapeutic approach in China. In this research, the systemic metabolite change of DR was investigated from the… CONTINUE READING