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Can I conduct an open search with no target protein?

Yes! You can conduct open searches without defining a specific protein for experimental contexts such as technique, organism tested, tissue, cell type, cell line, and disease to see all figures and products that match, regardless of the target. 

When you open the side filters, you’ll see that the items are ranked in descending order according to the number of associated published figures in our database so you can gain insights into literature-wide trends. You can also use the side filters to see which experimental contexts are commonly used together. When you apply a filter, rankings of items in other filters will update to provide you with information on how experiments are conducted in the literature. 

Another use of open searches is to find antibody products that are commonly used for a set of experimental contexts. For example, if you wanted to find a positive control to use in flow cytometry experiments with T cells, you can search  “Flow Cytometry” and “T cell”, go to the products results, and review data from relevant experiments for the most cited antibodies.