Chemical probes

What is a Chemical Probe

A chemical probe is simply a reagent—a selective small-molecule modulator of a protein's function that allows the user to ask mechanistic and phenotypic questions about its molecular target in biochemical, cell-based or animal studies. Additional references may be found on the Chemical Probes Portal.​


Chemical Probe Stories

Open access chemical probes have an impact on preclinical research! Find out how by reading the chemical probe stories below.