An in-vivo-based proteomic screening system for nuclear receptor ligand and cofactor discovery (2010)


Human Health


InDanio, an early-stage drug discovery and development company, has developed a novel and unique screening system for the complete human nuclear hormone receptor (NR) family. The company uses fluorescent tags attached to copies of human genes in living zebrafish embryos to identify and localize functioning individual NRs. The screening system can be used to both characterize certain receptors as potential targets for drug discovery, and to identify and refine potential new drugs that target NR proteins.