UMMS Affiliation

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Thompson Lab

Publication Date

4-20-2018

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins | Biochemistry | Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena | Chemicals and Drugs | Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Abstract

Potent, selective and broadly characterized small molecule modulators of protein function (chemical probes) are powerful research reagents. The pharmaceutical industry has generated many high-quality chemical probes and several of these have been made available to academia. However, probe-associated data and control compounds, such as inactive structurally related molecules and their associated data, are generally not accessible. The lack of data and guidance makes it difficult for researchers to decide which chemical tools to choose. Several pharmaceutical companies (AbbVie, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, MSD, Pfizer, and Takeda) have therefore entered into a pre-competitive collaboration to make available a large number of innovative high-quality probes, including all probe-associated data, control compounds and recommendations on use (https://openscienceprobes.sgc-frankfurt.de/). Here we describe the chemical tools and target-related knowledge that have been made available, and encourage others to join the project.

Keywords

Chemical probes, Open Science, Target validation, biochemistry, chemical biology

Rights and Permissions

Copyright 2018 Muller et al. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use and redistribution provided that the original author and source are credited.

DOI of Published Version

10.7554/eLife.34311

Source

Elife. 2018 Apr 20;7. pii: 34311. doi: 10.7554/eLife.34311. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

eLife

Comments

Full author list omitted for brevity. For the full list of authors, see article.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

29676732

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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