D3Targets-2019-nCoV: A Web Server to Identify Potential Targets for Antivirals Against 2019-nCoV

11 February 2020, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


2019-nCoV has caused more than 560 deaths as of 6 February 2020 worldwide, mostly in China. Although there are no effective drugs approved, many clinical trials are incoming or ongoing in China which utilize traditional chinese medicine or modern medicine. Moreover, many groups are working on the cytopathic effect assay to fight against 2019-nCoV, which will result in compounds with good activity yet unknown targets. Identifying potential drug targets will be of great importance to understand the underlying mechanism of how the drug works. Here, we compiled the 3D structures of 17 2019-nCoV proteins and 3 related human proteins, which resulted in 208 binding pockets. Each submitted compound will be docked to these binding pockets by the docking software smina and the docking results will be presented in ascending order of compound-target interaction energy (kcal/mol). We hope the computational tool will shed some light on the potential drug target for the identified antivirals. D3Targets-2019-nCoV is available free of charge at https://www.d3pharma.com/D3Targets-2019-nCoV/D3Docking/index.php.


target fishing docking
Molecular modeling


Comments are not moderated before they are posted, but they can be removed by the site moderators if they are found to be in contravention of our Commenting Policy [opens in a new tab] - please read this policy before you post. Comments should be used for scholarly discussion of the content in question. You can find more information about how to use the commenting feature here [opens in a new tab] .
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy [opens in a new tab] and Terms of Service [opens in a new tab] apply.