• S. Sivamani Center for Genetic Studies & ResearchThe Madras Medical MissionChennai - 600037
  • Benin Joseph Division of Clinical Research, Beroe Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai -600097
  • Bibhas Kar Center for Genetic Studies & Research The Madras Medical Mission Chennai - 600037


The zebrafish is no doubt a powerful model organism with a combination of forward and reverse genetics, low cost, amenable high throughput, and
rapid in vivo analysis. With these unique features, it can be expected that the zebrafish will become more frequently used for drug discovery. This
review outlines the potential of zebrafish to contribute to drug discovery through the identification of novel drug targets, validation of those targets
and screening for new therapeutic compounds and assay development.
Keywords: Zebrafish, Drug screening, Drug target, Development.


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How to Cite

S. Sivamani, B. Joseph, and B. Kar. “ZEBRAFISH: AN EMERGING MODEL SYSTEM FOR DRUG DISCOVERY”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 9, no. 4, July 2016, pp. 11-14, https://journals.innovareacademics.in/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/9861.



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