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Written on Sep, 10, 2018 by in ,

Welcome back to our small molecule drug development series! If you’re only joining us now, check out our introductory article to drug discovery. Otherwise let’s dive straight into the world of drug target identification!

So, What Is a Drug Target?

In the world of drug discovery, target can mean something different depending on whom you ask. It may refer to the intended market for the drug (e.g., developing countries), the therapeutic indications (i.e. what condition(s) the drug is expected to treat), the biological pathway or process that the drug modulates, or the molecular recognition site to which it binds.

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