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Biomolecules 2018, 8(4), 180; https://doi.org/10.3390/biom8040180

Combining Optical Approaches with Human Inducible Pluripotent Stem Cells in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Drug Screening and Development

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Room 1303 McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montréal, QC H3G 1Y6, Canada
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Received: 14 November 2018 / Revised: 7 December 2018 / Accepted: 14 December 2018 / Published: 18 December 2018
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Drug discovery for G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) stands at an interesting juncture. Screening programs are slowly moving away from model heterologous cell systems such as human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells to more relevant cellular, tissue and whole animal platforms. Investigators are now developing analytical approaches as means to undertake different aspects of drug discovery by scaling into increasingly more relevant models all the way down to the single cell level. Such approaches include cellular, tissue slice and whole animal models where biosensors that track signaling events and receptor conformational profiles can be used. Here, we review aspects of biosensor-based imaging approaches that might be used in inducible pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) and organoid models, and focus on how such models must be characterized in order to apply them in drug screening. View Full-Text
Keywords: single cell approaches; drug discovery; iPSCs; stem cells; imaging single cell approaches; drug discovery; iPSCs; stem cells; imaging
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Bourque, K.; Jones-Tabah, J.; Mnasri, N.; Martin, R.D.; Hébert, T.E. Combining Optical Approaches with Human Inducible Pluripotent Stem Cells in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Drug Screening and Development. Biomolecules 2018, 8, 180.

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