Drug discovery: Zebrafish uncover novel antipsychotics

June 17th, 2016 by Louis C Leung

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 468 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2114

Authors: Louis C Leung & Philippe Mourrain

Two independent high-throughput zebrafish behavioral screens of tens of thousands of compounds identify the 'finazines', a novel group of antipsychotics, and their endogenous genetic target, the σ1 receptor.