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The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY: an expert-driven knowledgebase of drug targets and their ligands.

TitleThe IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY: an expert-driven knowledgebase of drug targets and their ligands.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPawson, AJ, Sharman, JL, Benson, HE, Faccenda, E, Alexander, SPH, O Buneman, P, Davenport, AP, McGrath, JC, Peters, JA, Southan, C, Spedding, M, Yu, W, Harmar, AJ
Corporate AuthorsNC-IUPHAR,
JournalNucleic Acids Res
Volume42
Issue1
PaginationD1098-106
Date Published2014 Jan 1
ISSN1362-4962
Abstract

The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology/British Pharmacological Society (IUPHAR/BPS) Guide to PHARMACOLOGY (http://www.guidetopharmacology.org) is a new open access resource providing pharmacological, chemical, genetic, functional and pathophysiological data on the targets of approved and experimental drugs. Created under the auspices of the IUPHAR and the BPS, the portal provides concise, peer-reviewed overviews of the key properties of a wide range of established and potential drug targets, with in-depth information for a subset of important targets. The resource is the result of curation and integration of data from the IUPHAR Database (IUPHAR-DB) and the published BPS 'Guide to Receptors and Channels' (GRAC) compendium. The data are derived from a global network of expert contributors, and the information is extensively linked to relevant databases, including ChEMBL, DrugBank, Ensembl, PubChem, UniProt and PubMed. Each of the ∼6000 small molecule and peptide ligands is annotated with manually curated 2D chemical structures or amino acid sequences, nomenclature and database links. Future expansion of the resource will complete the coverage of all the targets of currently approved drugs and future candidate targets, alongside educational resources to guide scientists and students in pharmacological principles and techniques.

DOI10.1093/nar/gkt1143
Alternate JournalNucleic Acids Res.
PubMed ID24234439

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