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.
Receptors are the proteins located on the surface of the cell and inside of the cell act as drug targets by regulating the cellular process. Receptor drug targets help the drug to show its effect in various disease stages.
Related Journals of Receptor 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.