Basic Concepts to Analyze Binding Data Using Personal Computers: The “RECEPT” program

  • Fabio Benfenati
  • Vincenzo Guardabasso
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 72)


Microcomputers have become more easily available in recent years thanks to improvements in technology and lower prices. Many biological research laboratories now have a small computer available for data analysis, enabling their staff to avoid long, tedious and uncertain calculations with the sole help of a pocket calculator, and overcoming the long wait for quantitative results when calculations have to wait until all planned experiments have been completed. Connection to a large computing centre, once the only way to achieve computerized data analysis, is not always convenient; it takes too long to get acquainted with large-scale system working procedures,usually not user-friendly, and the rates are high.


Binding Data Scatchard Plot Inhibition Curve Unspecific Binding Untransformed Data 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Benfenati
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Guardabasso
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Human PhysiologyUniversity of ModenaMilanItaly
  2. 2.“Mario Negri” Institute for Pharmacological ResearchMilanItaly

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