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PharmMapper specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_13721
Name PharmMapper
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data A file with single drug-like molecule or natural product stored in Tripos Mol2 or MDL SDF
Output data A ranked list of hit target pharmacophore models that are sorted by fit score in descending order
Programming languages PHP, Python
Database management system MySQL
Computer skills Basic
Stability No
Maintained No



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Publications for PharmMapper

PharmMapper citations


A systems pharmacology oriented discovery of a new therapeutic use of the TCM formula Liuweiwuling for liver failure

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5884779
PMID: 29618826
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21515-6
call_split See protocol

[…] ents in Liuweiwuling were collected from the open online databases including TCM [email protected] (TDT) and TCM-SP databases, and the putative targets of these compounds might act on were predicted by Pharmmapper via a molecular docking method towords the known human proteins ( Only the targets with fit score more than 4.0 were reserved. All of the targets were desc […]


Study of Imidazolium Salt Derivatives as PIK3CA Inhibitors Using a Comprehensive in Silico Method

Int J Mol Sci
PMCID: 5877757
PMID: 29562629
DOI: 10.3390/ijms19030896

[…] Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) techniques, which can improve the efficiency of this process [].Target identification is a fundamental step in the drug design pipeline and process, and makes use of PharmMapper. PharmMapper is a freely accessible web-based tool that is utilized for predicting the potential drug targets via a “reverse pharmacophore” (also known as “target fishing”) mapping method […]


Exploring the Pharmacological Mechanism of Danzhi Xiaoyao Powder on ER Positive Breast Cancer by a Network Pharmacology Approach

PMCID: 5859839
PMID: 29692855
DOI: 10.1155/2018/5059743

[…] aphic information attached to the Chemical Abstracts Service; and get the molecular structure of each active compound. Draw them in ChemBioDraw and save as “mol2” file format. Import these files into PharmMapper (, which is a web server for potential drug-target identification using pharmacophore mapping approach []. […]


Integrated Metabolomics and Network Pharmacology Approach to Explain Possible Action Mechanisms of Xin Sheng Hua Granule for Treating Anemia

Front Pharmacol
PMCID: 5840524
PMID: 29551975
DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00165

[…] A comprehensive approach of information integration, chemometric method and text-mining was introduced to discover the targets of XSHG. Firstly, the most likely biological targets were retrieved from PharmMapper sever (), STITCH, and SEA (; ; ). Afterward, the candidate bioactive ingredients were imported to Google Scholar, DrugBank, TTD, and Herbal Ingredients Targets database (HIT) () to discove […]


TBC2target: A Resource of Predicted Target Genes of Tea Bioactive Compounds

Front Plant Sci
PMCID: 5827417
PMID: 29520288
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00211
call_split See protocol

[…] With 3D structures of TBCs available, we used the web server PharmMapper to predict target genes of TBCs. PharmMapper () is designed based on a pharmacophore mapping strategy to accurately identify potential target genes using a small molecule as query in its b […]


A Network Pharmacology Approach to Uncover the Multiple Mechanisms of Hedyotis diffusa Willd. on Colorectal Cancer

PMCID: 5829364
PMID: 29619072
DOI: 10.1155/2018/6517034

[…] ove these chemicals after deleting the replicate data. Eventually, 43 herbal compounds with structural information were reserved for further study. We imported these 3D molecular structure files into PharmMapper [] (, which is an online server that exploits pharmacophore mapping approach for potential drug target identification. The compounds without relevant […]


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PharmMapper institution(s)
Drug Discovery and Design Center, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China; State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering & Shanghai Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China; School of Information Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China; Bioinformatics Center, Key Lab of Systems Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
PharmMapper funding source(s)
Major State Basic Research Project (grants 2009CB918501 and 2009CB918502); National Natural Science Foundation of China (grants 20803022 and 20721003); Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology (grants 09dZ1975700 and 08JC1407800); 863 Hi-Tech Program of China (grants 2007AA02Z304 and 2007AA02Z330); Major National Scientific and Technological Project of China (grants 2009ZX09501-001 and 2009ZX09301-001); 111 Project (grant B07023); Shanghai Rising-Star Program (grant 10QA1401800)

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I do gonna to Identifies potential target candidates for the given probe small molecules using pharmacophore mapping approach.

Andrew Miller

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Very intuitive platform for drug target analysis