|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||An, WF, Tolliday, NJ|
|Journal||Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)|
Cell-based assays represent approximately half of all high-throughput screens (HTS) currently performed. Here we review the history and status of HTS, and summarize some of the challenges and benefits associated with the use of cell-based assays in HTS, drawing upon themes that will reemerge in subsequent chapters in this book. Approaches for successful experimental design and execution of cell-based HTS are introduced, including strategies for assay development, implementation of primary and secondary screens, and target identification. In doing so, we hope to provide a comprehensive review of the cell-based HTS process and an introduction to the methodologies and techniques described in this book.