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TDR (Tropical Disease Research)

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Description: The TDR Targets Database has been designed and developed as an online resource to facilitate the rapid identification and prioritization of molecular targets for drug development,focusing on pathogens responsible for neglected human diseases.
Year founded: 2008
Last update: 9/19/2011
Version: v5.0
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Country/Region: Argentina
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University/Institution: University of San Martin
Address: Instituto de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas, Universidad de San Martín, San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
City: Buenos Aires
Country/Region: Argentina
Contact name (PI/Team): Fernán Agüero
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Created on: 2015-06-20
Curated by:
pei wang [2018-01-27]
Lina Ma [2016-04-15]
Mengwei Li [2016-02-19]
Guangyu Wang [2015-11-23]
Guangyu Wang [2015-06-26]


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TDR Targets: a chemogenomics resource for neglected diseases. [PMID: 22116064]
Magariños MP, Carmona SJ, Crowther GJ, Ralph SA, Roos DS, Shanmugam D, Van Voorhis WC, Agüero F.

The TDR Targets Database ( has been designed and developed as an online resource to facilitate the rapid identification and prioritization of molecular targets for drug development, focusing on pathogens responsible for neglected human diseases. The database integrates pathogen specific genomic information with functional data (e.g. expression, phylogeny, essentiality) for genes collected from various sources, including literature curation. This information can be browsed and queried using an extensive web interface with functionalities for combining, saving, exporting and sharing the query results. Target genes can be ranked and prioritized using numerical weights assigned to the criteria used for querying. In this report we describe recent updates to the TDR Targets database, including the addition of new genomes (specifically helminths), and integration of chemical structure, property and bioactivity information for biological ligands, drugs and inhibitors and cheminformatic tools for querying and visualizing these chemical data. These changes greatly facilitate exploration of linkages (both known and predicted) between genes and small molecules, yielding insight into whether particular proteins may be druggable, effectively allowing the navigation of chemical space in a genomics context.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2012:40(Database issue) | 40 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2020-02-15)
Genomic-scale prioritization of drug targets: the TDR Targets database. [PMID: 18927591]
Agüero F, Al-Lazikani B, Aslett M, Berriman M, Buckner FS, Campbell RK, Carmona S, Carruthers IM, Chan AW, Chen F, Crowther GJ, Doyle MA, Hertz-Fowler C, Hopkins AL, McAllister G, Nwaka S, Overington JP, Pain A, Paolini GV, Pieper U, Ralph SA, Riechers A, Roos DS, Sali A, Shanmugam D, Suzuki T, Van Voorhis WC, Verlinde CL.

The increasing availability of genomic data for pathogens that cause tropical diseases has created new opportunities for drug discovery and development. However, if the potential of such data is to be fully exploited, the data must be effectively integrated and be easy to interrogate. Here, we discuss the development of the TDR Targets database (, which encompasses extensive genetic, biochemical and pharmacological data related to tropical disease pathogens, as well as computationally predicted druggability for potential targets and compound desirability information. By allowing the integration and weighting of this information, this database aims to facilitate the identification and prioritization of candidate drug targets for pathogens.

Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2008:7(11) | 145 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2020-02-08)