The NIH is seeking broad community input (that means you) to prioritize a list for renewable affinity reagents for human transcription factors.
This outreach effort is part of the Protein Capture Reagents Program (http://commonfund.nih.gov/proteincapture/). This program was initiated by the NIH Common Fund in response to concerns raised by scientific community regarding the lack of access to well-characterized, analytically validated and affordable renewable protein capture reagents.
This is a pilot program that aims to evaluate if a community resource of high quality, renewable affinity reagents can be economically generated and validated for all human proteins, and to develop technologies that will lead to next generation platforms for producing renewable protein capture reagents. This pilot effort includes the generation of affinity reagents (monoclonal antibodies and recombinant Fabs) against all human transcription factors as a test case.