Drug target as a nucleic acid or a protein (e.g. an enzyme, a receptor) whose activity can be modified by a drug. The drug can be a small-molecular-weight chemical compound or a biological, such as an antibody or a recombinant protein. The drug target should have been shown to be effective/mechanistically involved in the disease by relevant in vitro or in vivo models.
Anti-retroviral drugs targets the cells in various stages of HIV life cycle and in drug discovery process many new Anti HIV drugs has been discovered by using the small differences in normal cells and infected cells.
Related Journals of HIV drug targets
Journal of Developing Drugs, Drug Designing: Open Access,International Publisher of Science, Technology and Medicine, Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets, Inflammation and Allergy - Drug Targets, Cardiovascular and Hematological Disorders - Drug Targets, Current Cancer Drug Targets, Current Drug Targets.