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.
Infectious disease drug targets are the drugs that stop the growth of the cells and spread of the infection by targeting the infection causing cells in the body. Many new anti-infective drugs are developed in drug discovery process.
Related Journals of Infectious disease 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.