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Thursday, October 16, 2008

New OA database for drug discovery data

According to an announcement yesterday, Collaborative Drug Discovery "now hosts the largest open-access chemical sub-structure and similarity searchable G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) Ki database." 

It's not as obscure as it sounds.  More from the announcement:

The PDSP Ki database is a unique resource in the public domain which provides information on the abilities of drugs to interact with an expanding number of molecular targets....

The PDSP Ki database joins 12 other publicly available data sources in the CDD system with chemical and biological data for over 40,000 compounds....

[The OA, CDD version of the database was created] in partnership with the NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program (PDSP) directed by Dr. Bryan L. Roth at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill....

PS:  Also see our past posts on Collaborative Drug Discovery.