HUMAN RECOMBINANT CXCR4 RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human CXCR4 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_003467) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM, 10% FBS, 1 μg/mL puromycin, 250 μg/ml hygromycin
Stable in culture for minimum of two months
Background: CXCR4 is a receptor for the C-X-C chemokine SDF-1 (Stromal Cell-Derived Factor 1). It is involved in haematopoiesis and cardiac ventricular septum formation, and plays an essential role in vascularization of the gastrointestinal tract, cerebellar development and survival of hippocampal-neuron of central nerve system. CXCR4 also acts as a primary receptor for some HIV-2 isolates and as a co-receptor with CD4 for HIV-1 X4 viruses.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, monitored measured with MultiscreenTM Calcium 1.0 No Wash Assay Kit (Multispan MSCA01). 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.
Hernandez et al. (2003) Mutations in the chemokine receptor gene CXCR4 are associated with WHIM syndrome, a combined immunodeficiency disease. Nat Genet 34:70-74.
Juarez et al. (2004) Chemokines and their receptors as therapeutic targets: the role of the SDF-1/CXCR4 axis. Curr Pharm Des 10:1245-1259.