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Unique identifier OMICS_02733
Name DrugBank
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Community driven No
Data access Browse
User data submission Not allowed
Version 5.0.10
Maintained Yes
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DrugBank


  • person_outline David Wishart
  • person_outline DrugBank Team

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Computer aided design of amino acid based therapeutics: a review

Drug Des Devel Ther
PMCID: 5958949
DOI: 10.2147/DDDT.S159767

[…] ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/) with the PubChem ID 188803 () and visualized using PyMol. Aldesleukin, a lymphokine, is a recombinant protein used to treat adults with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00041). Leuprolide, a synthetic nine-residue peptide analog of gonadotropin releasing hormone, is used to treat advanced prostate cancer (https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00007). Sp […]


Identification of new EphA4 inhibitors by virtual screening of FDA approved drugs

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5943255
PMID: 29743517
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25790-1

[…] We first checked all of the FDA-approved small molecule drugs in DrugBank and then manually removed inorganic compounds, organic polymers, and those unsuitable for docking. This step left us with 1317 drugs. To perform the virtual screening of these drugs with the […]


VAReporter: variant reporter for cancer research of massive parallel sequencing

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 5954270
PMID: 29764369
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-4468-5

[…] amples. A wide variety of biomedical databases, including dbSNP [], 1000 Genomes [], COSMIC, the Cancer Gene Census [], dbNSFP [], Clinvar [], OMIM [], RefSeq [], UniProt [], Pfam [], GO [], KEGG [], DrugBank [], the DGIdb [] and the Human Gene Mutation Database [] (HGMD), were compiled as local annotation databases to facilitate the interpretation of biological effects introduced by genetic alter […]


Identification of novel drug targets in bovine respiratory disease: an essential step in applying biotechnologic techniques to develop more effective therapeutic treatments

Drug Des Devel Ther
PMCID: 5944452
PMID: 29765203
DOI: 10.2147/DDDT.S163476

[…] bacteria, H. somni, M. hemolytica, and P. multocida. A final list of 107 essential and druggable targets was obtained. These targets are involved in essential biologic processes ( and ). Based on the Drugbank database, 315 drugs are available for these targets. Several of the drugs target multiple pathways. However, 248 out of 315 drugs are single-target drugs, and 40 out of 107 targets are target […]


Comparative systems analysis of the secretome of the opportunistic pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus and other Aspergillus species

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5919931
PMID: 29700415
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25016-4

[…] further analysis. Thereafter, secreted and cell membrane proteins in A. fumigatus Af293 with over 2-fold upregulation during pathogenesis and sequence similarity with known drug target proteins from DrugBank database were identified using BLASTP (https://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi) with E-value cut-off of ≤1e-5 (as specified by DrugBank database).To further ascertain the similarity between […]


BitterSweetForest: A Random Forest Based Binary Classifier to Predict Bitterness and Sweetness of Chemical Compounds

PMCID: 5905275
PMID: 29696137
DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00093

[…] prediction of natural compounds from the SuperNatural II (Banerjee et al., ) database containing 325,508 natural products. The classifier was further applied to predict the approved drug dataset from DrugBank (Wishart et al., ) database and the oral toxicity dataset from the Protox (Drwal et al., ) dataset. It is generally observed that most of the chemical from all the three sets (SuperNaturall I […]


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DrugBank institution(s)
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; OMx Personal Health Analytics, Inc., Edmonton, AB, Canada
DrugBank funding source(s)
Supported by Genome Alberta (a division of Genome Canada); Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Western Economic Diversification; and Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.

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