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ChEMBL is an open large-scale bioactivity database containing information largely manually extracted from the medicinal chemistry literature. Information regarding the compounds tested (including their structures), the biological or physicochemical assays performed on these and the targets of these assays are recorded in a structured form, allowing users to address a broad range of drug discovery questions.


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ChEMBL: a large-scale bioactivity database for drug discovery.

Gaulton A., Bellis LJ., Bento AP., Chambers J., Davies M., Hersey A., Light Y., McGlinchey S., Michalovich D., Al-Lazikani B., Overington JP.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2012

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The ChEMBL bioactivity database: an update

Bento AP, Gaulton A, Hersey A, Bellis LJ, Chambers J, Davies M, Krüger FA, Light Y, Mak L, McGlinchey S, Nowotka M, Papadatos G, Santos R, Overington JP.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013

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  • 115002 (Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), Brussles, Belgium)

  • 602156 (European Commission under FP7 Grant Agreement)

  • 654248 (The CORBEL Project)

  • 681002 (EU-ToxRisk)

  • CTTV008 (Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation, Cambridge, United Kingdom)

  • U54CA189205 (NIH Common Fund, USA)

  • WT086151/Z/08/Z (Wellcome Trust, UK)