The Emergence of Quantitative Systems Toxicology

Quantitative systems toxicology (QST), a subset of systems biology, is the integration of classical toxicology with quantitative analysis of large networks of molecular and functional changes occurring across multiple levels of biological organization. A goal of QST is to characterize adverse drug reactions (ADRs) by describing modes of action as adverse outcomes pathways and perturbed networks versus conventional empirical end points and animal-based testing. Since QST is at the juncture of Systems Biology with toxicology and chemistry it is important to understand systems biology and the transformational role it plays in how biological systems are investigated.

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