We are pleased to announce a new IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology database release! This release, 2019.2, is the second of the year and includes updates focussed on preparation for the next edition of The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY (2019/20), due out later this year.
GtoPdb now contains over 9,600 ligands, with around 7,300 have quantitative interaction data to biological targets. 1,416 of the ligands are approved drugs. The database contains over 1,700 human targets, with just over 1,500 of these having quantitative interaction data. Full stats can be found on our About Page.
Over 200 new ligands have been added in this release, with more than 50% of these having quantitative interaction data.
In preparation for the next Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY our expert subcommittees have been providing update across all target classes.
Guide to Malaria Pharmacology (GtoMPdb)
Earlier this month we issue a blog post introducing the Guide to Malaria Pharmacology. This gave a very good background to the project and illustrated how we plan to handle curation of this data and how we are developing the new portal that accesses the data.
In this database release these are the recent advancements made in the GtoMPdb.
- The Antimalarial targets family and the Antimalarial ligands family have been updated, giving a total of 25 P. falciparum (3D7) targets and 57 ligands tagged as antimalarial in the database.
- New species P. yoelii
- Extended GtoMPdb search to cover parasite lifecycle stages and malaria species
ChEMBL Target Links
Our target out-links to ChEMBL have been updated, many thanks to Anna Gaulton for her support in this. Not only have we update our exisitng links, but we have added around ~800 new outlinks.
As part of the preparation for the next Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY we have update a substantial portion of our contributor records.
Work has been undertaken to review the curation of endogenous/natural ligand lists with an attempt to correlate this with ligands marked as endogenous in the interaction data. We hope to soon provide a downloadable list of all natural/endogenous ligands for targets.
- Google Analytics tracker fixed for GtoMPdb
- Family overviews have internal links corrected for ligands
- Out links to HGNC
- Interaction table style modified improve style and better handle wrapped text