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Using genome-wide transcriptional profiling to elucidate small-molecule mechanism.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsButcher, RA, and Schreiber SL
AbstractTranscriptional profiling with DNA microarrays can be used to measure the genome-wide transcriptional response to small molecules. Recent progress in the analysis of gene-expression data has relied on the generation of databases of profiles documenting the transcriptional effects of various compound treatments and genetic perturbations. A positive correlation between the transcriptional response induced by a novel small molecule and a database profile can provide insight into the molecule's mechanism. Transcriptional profiling can also be used to assess a small molecule's specificity for its target and to facilitate analysis of pathways downstream of the target.
Year of Publication2005
JournalCurrent opinion in chemical biology
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2005/02/01
ISSN Number1367-5931