Identifying cancer highly-expressed membrane receptors for targeted drug delivery

Wei Chih Huang, Feng Mao Lin, Tzu Hao Chang, Kuang Wen Liao, Hsien Da Huang

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Currently, the accompanying side effects of anti-cancer drugs owing to incorrect delivery to normal tissues should be reduced. We present a database (MRTDD) with identified cancer highly-expressed membrane receptors (CHMRs) which can be used in targeted drug delivery. To evaluate the probability of occurrence of incorrect delivery, we calculate tissue index for each CHMR and expect to identify good candidates. The information provided includes: (1) genomic annotations; (2) gene expression profiles of membrane receptors in cancer tissue vs. corresponding normal tissue, normal tissues of body and cancer cell-lines; (3) available antibody services of manufacturers. MRTDD is available at

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-209
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioinformatics
  • Membrane receptor
  • Microarray analysis
  • Targeted drug delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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