Point and Interval Estimates of IC_50 by Line Approximation
When computing IC_50 in experiments which assess the inhibitory effect of tested compounds or physical agents, one is often restricted by a low number of measurements. This paper shows how to progress when only limited data are available. In these cases, a line approximation for the practical computing of IC_50 appears as the most suitable method. In this study, we focus on how to solve the problem of the insufficient number of x-axis points n by optimizing linear regression. Our conclusions are also demonstrated on real data from medical biochemistry.
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