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Receptor Binding in Drug Discovery

  1. Kurt Jarnagin

Published Online: 11 MAR 2004

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000056



How to Cite

Jarnagin, K. 2004. Receptor Binding in Drug Discovery. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Roche Bioscience, Palo Alto, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2004


Receptors have formed one of the most successful classes of drug targets, with receptor-binding analysis being a central component of drug discovery for such targets. Receptor assays are easily established in robust formats, and the advent of high-throughput screening equipment using robotics and fast, reliable assay technology has made receptor binding one of the most reliable drug discovery technologies available.


  • receptor binding;
  • high-throughput screening