07 August 2013

PAINS made painless

Practical Fragments has several entries on pan-assay interference compounds, or PAINS: see here for an introduction, here for their (mis)incorporation into a fragment library, here for the sad results of such misincorporations, here for a much longer review, and here for something that will hopefully bring a smile to your face after reading the previous tales of woe.

But artifacts are not only (or even primarily!) restricted to fragments, so Michael Walters at The University of Minnesota has established a blog devoted to PAINS (www.htspains.com).

As with any blog, success depends to a large degree on engagement with the broader community, so please check it out and leave comments!

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