HUMAN RECOMBINANT α1a ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ DIVISION ARRESTED CELL LINE
1 vial (4 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human ADRA1A cDNA (GenBank accession number NM_000680.2) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM/F12, 10% FBS
1-2 days after thawing
Background: Norepinephrine is implicated in a wide range of physiological processes through activation of nine different G-protein-coupled receptors (α1a, α1b, α1d, α2a, α2b, α2c, ß1, ß2, ß3). The α1a-adrenoceptor is highly expressed in human vasculature. As with the other α1-ARs, α1a is used by the sympathetic nervous system to regulate systemic arterial blood pressure and blood flow. The α1-ARs also play a major role in cardiac and vascular smooth muscle cells. The knockout mouse models lacking the α1a-adrenergic receptors have highlighted the potential implications of this receptor subtype in variety of functions including the regulation of renal artery contractions, smooth muscle contractions, and vasoconstriction.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent stimulation of calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, measured with MultiscreenTM Calcium 1.0 No Wash Assay Kit (Multispan MSCA01).
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