HUMAN RECOMBINANT α2A RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human ADRA2A cDNA (GenBank accession Number NM_000681.2) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM/F12, 10% FBS, 10 μg/mL puromycin
Stable in culture for minimum of two months
Background: Adrenergic α2a receptor belongs to the group of nine adrenoceptors that mediate the biological actions of adrenaline and noradrenaline. The α2a receptor is expressed in the brain, spleen, kidney, heart and gastrointestinal tract. It is centrally predominant and exerts a tonic sympathoinhibitory function, whereas peripherally it has a vasoconstrictive effect. The α2a receptor is also involved in sedation, digestive functions and analgesia.
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). Figure 2. Dose-dependent increase of intracellular cAMP level upon treatment with ligand, measured with MultiscreenTM TR-FRET cAMP 1.0 No Wash Assay Kit (Multispan MSCM01). Cells were pre-treated with pertussis toxin. Figure 3. Receptor expression on cell surface measured by flow cytometry (FACS) using an anti-FLAG antibody. Thin line: parental cells; thick line: receptor-expressing cells.
Knaus et al (2007) Alpha2-adrenoceptor subtypes–unexpected functions for receptors and ligands derived from gene-targeted mouse models. Neurochem Int 51:277-281.
Philipp et al (2002) Physiological significance of alpha(2)-adrenergic receptor subtype diversity: one receptor is not enough. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 283:R287-R295.