Journal article

Practical High-Throughput Method to Screen Compounds for Anthelmintic Activity against Caenorhabditis elegans

Aya C Taki, Joseph J Byrne, Peter R Boag, Abdul Jabbar, Robin B Gasser

MOLECULES | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

In the present study, we established a practical and cost-effective high throughput screening assay, which relies on the measurement of the motility of Caenorhabditis elegans by infrared light-interference. Using this assay, we screened 14,400 small molecules from the "HitFinder" library (Maybridge), achieving a hit rate of 0.3%. We identified small molecules that reproducibly inhibited the motility of C. elegans (young adults) and assessed dose relationships for a subset of compounds. Future work will critically evaluate the potential of some of these hits as candidates for subsequent optimisation or repurposing as nematocides or nematostats. This high throughput screening assay has the adv..

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