HUMAN RECOMBINANT CXCR2 RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ DIVISION ARRESTED CELL LINE
1 vial (4 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human CXCR2 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_001557) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM, 10% FBS
Stable for 1-2 days after thawing
Background: CXCR2 (high affinity interleukin-8 receptor B, IL8RB) is a receptor to interleukin- 8, which is a powerful neutrophil chemotactic factor. Binding of IL-8 to the receptor causes activation of neutrophils. This receptor also binds to GRO/MGSA and NAP-2 with high affinity. Some highly potent small molecule antagonists of CXCR2 showed success in blocking in vivo trafficking of neutrophils, suggesting that antagonism of IL-8 at the receptor level is a viable therapeutic strategy in conditions such as pulmonary disease.
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). Cells were transiently transfected with Gαqi5 before division arrest.
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