HUMAN RECOMBINANT BB3 RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human BRS3 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_001727) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM, 10% FBS, 1 μg/mL puromycin
Stable after minimum of 2 months continuous growth
Background: The bombesin-like peptides mediate a diverse spectrum of biological activities and have been implicated as autocrine growth factors in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer. The bombesin receptor subtype 3 (BB3 or BRS3) is expressed in the lung (normal and cancer), nasal mucosa, placenta, and uterus. Mice lacking BB3 receptor develop metabolic defects and obesity phenotype, suggesting that BB3 may be an important target for obesity research. In addition, BB3 may be involved in diabetes and hypertension.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent stimulation of calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, monitored with FlexStation. Figure 2. Receptor expression on cell surface measured by flow cytometry (FACS) using an anti-FLAG antibody. Thin line: parental cells; thick line: receptor-expressing cells.
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Mantey et al. (1997) Discovery of a high affinity radioligand for the human orphan receptor, bombesin receptor subtype 3, which demonstrates that it has a unique pharmacology compared with other mammalian bombesin receptors. J Biol Chem 272:26062-26071.
Maekawa et al. (2004) Leptin resistance and enhancement of feeding facilitation by melanin-concentrating hormone in mice lacking bombesin receptor subtype-3. Diabetes 53:570-576.