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This page contains information related to the implementation and current status of the Target Central Resource Database (TCRD) at UNM.

The official public portal for IDG-KMC is:


TCRD is the central resource behind the Illuminating the Druggable Genome Knowledge Management Center (IDG-KMC). TCRD contains information about human targets, with special emphasis on four families of targets that are central to the NIH IDG initiative: GPCRs, kinases and ion channels (note that olfactory GPCRs are treated as a separate family. A key aim of the KMC is to classify the development/druggability level of targets. We currently categorize targets into four development/druggability levels (TDLs) defined as follows:

  • Tclin
    These targets have activities in DrugCentral (ie. approved drugs) with known mechanism of action.

  • Tchem
    These targets have activities in ChEMBL, Guide to Pharmacology or DrugCentral that satisfy the activity thresholds detailed below.

  • Tbio
    These targets do not have known drug or small molecule activities that satisfy the activity thresholds detailed below AND satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
    • target is above the cutoff criteria for Tdark
    • target is annotated with a Gene Ontology Molecular Function or Biological Process leaf term(s) with an Experimental Evidence code
  • Tdark
    These are targets about which virtually nothing is known. They do not have known drug or small molecule activities that satisfy the activity thresholds detailed below AND satisfy two or more of the following criteria:
    • A PubMed text-mining score from Jensen Lab < 5
    • <= 3 Gene RIFs
    • <= 50 Antibodies available according to http://antibodypedia.com

Activity Thresholds

In order to be saved in TCRD and thus be used for TDL assignments, activity values from DrugCentral and ChEMBL must be standardizable to -Log Molar units (via an automated process) AND meet the the following target-family-specific cutoffs:

  • GPCRs: <= 100nM
  • Kinases: <= 30nM
  • Ion Channels: <= 10μM
  • Non-IDG Family Targets: <= 1μM

Here are tables of TDL counts from the current version of TCRD:
TDLs by IDG Target Family
FamilyTotalTclinTchemTbioTdark
GPCR 406 100 142 122 42
Kinase 635 65 361 188 21
IC 344 126 87 109 22


TDLs for all 20412 TCRD Targets
TDLCount
Tclin 659
Tchem 1607
Tbio 12139
Tdark 6007

IDG-KMC Target Central Resource Database, version 6.11.0
Supported by NIH Grants U54 CA189205  and  U24 CA224370
UNM Translational Informatics Division