Therapeutic Targets Database
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TTD Target ID: TTDS00026

Target Information
NameAlpha adrenergic receptor    
Type of targetSuccessful target    
DiseaseDiabetes mellitus
[ICD9: 250   ICD10: E08-E13]
Hypertonicity of bladder
[ICD9: 188   ICD10: C67]
DihydroergotamineApprovedMigraine headaches[6]
DroperidolApprovedNausea and vomiting[7]
EphedrineApprovedAsthma and bronchitis[8]
ErgonovineApprovedPostpartum haemorrhage[9]
Guanadrel SulfateApprovedHypertension[10]
NaphazolineApprovedMinor eye irritations[14]
PhentolamineApprovedDermal necrosis[16]
PhenylephrineApprovedOphthalmic disorders[17][1]
PseudoephedrineApprovedNasal congestion[18][19]
TolazolineApprovedPeripheral vasoconstriction[22]
BioChemical ClassG-protein coupled receptor (rhodopsin family)    
PathwayCalcium signaling pathway
Neuroactive ligand-receptor interaction
Vascular smooth muscle contraction
Related US Patent6,486,190
Target ValidationClick to Find Target Validation Information.    
Guanadrel Sulfate[10]
Cross References 3D Structure
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