Assay Method Information

Assay Name:  hERG Binding Assay
Description:  hERG (human ether a go go-related gene) potassium channels are essential for normal electrical activity in the heart. Arrhythmia can be induced by a blockage of hERG channels by a diverse group of drugs. This side effect is a common reason for drug failure in preclinical safety trials [Sanguinetti et al., Nature, 2006, 440, 463-469.] and therefore minimisation of hERG channel blocking activity may be a desirable property for drug candidates.The purpose of the hERG binding assay is to evaluate the effects of test compounds on the voltage-dependent potassium channel encoded by the human ether go go-related gene (hERG) using a constitutively expressing CHO cell line on the Nanion Syncropatch 384PE automated patch clamp system.
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