Getting Started with the IDG KMC Datasets and Tools

Curr Protoc. 2022 Jan;2(1):e355. doi: 10.1002/cpz1.355.


The Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) consortium is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund program designed to enhance our knowledge of under-studied proteins, more specifically, proteins unannotated within the three most commonly drug-targeted protein families: G-protein coupled receptors, ion channels, and protein kinases. Since 2014, the IDG Knowledge Management Center (IDG-KMC) has generated several open-access datasets and resources that jointly serve as a highly translational machine-learning-ready knowledgebase focused on human protein-coding genes and their products. The goal of the IDG-KMC is to develop comprehensive integrated knowledge for the druggable genome to illuminate the uncharacterized or poorly annotated portion of the druggable genome. The tools derived from the IDG-KMC provide either user-friendly visualizations or ways to impute the knowledge about potential targets using machine learning strategies. In the following protocols, we describe how to use each web-based tool to accelerate illumination in under-studied proteins. © 2022 The Authors. Current Protocols published by Wiley Periodicals LLC. Basic Protocol 1: Interacting with the Pharos user interface Basic Protocol 2: Accessing the data in Harmonizome Basic Protocol 3: The ARCHS4 resource Basic Protocol 4: Making predictions about gene function with PrismExp Basic Protocol 5: Using Geneshot to illuminate knowledge about under-studied targets Basic Protocol 6: Exploring under-studied targets with TIN-X Basic Protocol 7: Interacting with the DrugCentral user interface Basic Protocol 8: Estimating Anti-SARS-CoV-2 activities with DrugCentral REDIAL-2020 Basic Protocol 9: Drug Set Enrichment Analysis using Drugmonizome Basic Protocol 10: The Drugmonizome-ML Appyter Basic Protocol 11: The Harmonizome-ML Appyter Basic Protocol 12: GWAS target illumination with TIGA Basic Protocol 13: Prioritizing kinases for lists of proteins and phosphoproteins with KEA3 Basic Protocol 14: Converting PubMed searches to drug sets with the DrugShot Appyter.

Keywords: bioinformatics; data visualization; disease ontology; drug discovery; drug targets; druggable genome; web applications.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome*
  • Humans
  • Machine Learning
  • Proteins
  • SARS-CoV-2


  • Proteins