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The integrated knowledge-base that brings together multidisciplinary data across biology, chemistry, pharmacology, structural biology, cellular networks and clinical annotations, and applies machine learning approaches to provide drug-discovery useful predictions.

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Kindly cite canSAR:

canSAR: update to the cancer translational research and drug discovery knowledgebase, Patrizio di Micco, Albert A Antolin, Costas Mitsopoulos, Eloy Villasclaras-Fernandez, Domenico Sanfelice, Daniela Dolciami, Pradeep Ramagiri, Ioan L Mica, Joseph E Tym, Philip W Gingrich, Huabin Hu, Paul Workman, Bissan Al-Lazikani Nucl. Acids Res. 2023 Jan 6;51(D1):D1212-D1219. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkac1004

Latest data release for

Release date: Nov 15, 2023

3D Structures: 196,101 (added 185)
PDB bioassemblies: 1,554,064 (added 1,460)
PDB Chains: 560,497 (added 692)
Cavities in PDB chains: 6,004,013 (added 7,113)
Druggable Cavities: 240,620 (added 305)
Protein families: 7,393 (added 3)

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