GPCRDB: an information system for G protein-coupled receptors

Nucleic Acids Res. 1998 Jan 1;26(1):275-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/26.1.275.


The GPCRDB is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) database system aimed at the collection and dissemination of GPCR related data. It holds sequences, mutant data and ligand binding constants as primary (experimental) data. Computationally derived data such as multiple sequence alignments, three dimensional models, phylogenetic trees and two dimensional visualization tools are added to enhance the database's usefulness. The GPCRDB is an EU sponsored project aimed at building a generic molecular class specific database capable of dealing with highly heterogeneous data. GPCRs were chosen as test molecules because of their enormous importance for medical sciences and due to the availability of so much highly heterogeneous data. The GPCRDB is available via the WWW at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Databases, Factual*
  • GTP-Binding Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Information Systems
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / metabolism*


  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • GTP-Binding Proteins