RHESUS RECOMBINANT GPR43 RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human FFAR2 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number XM_001095000) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM/F12, 10% FBS, 10 μg/mL puromycin
Background: GPR43, or free fatty acid receptor 2 (FFAR2), encodes a deduced 330- amino acid protein with 7 transmembrane domains. GPR43 is expressed by enteroendocrine L cells containing peptide YY in the large intestine, adipocytes, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The GPR43 receptor binds short-chain fatty acids composed of less than 5 carbon atoms. Many short-chain fatty acids are produced by gut bacteria during dietary fiber fermentation. This ligand specificity provides a molecular link between diet, gastrointestinal bacterial metabolism, and immune and inflammatory responses. The importance of GPR43 in inflammation, glucose and lipid homeostasis, and adiposity demonstrate its potential as a therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes, obesity, and ulcerative colitis.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, monitored with FLIPR. Figure 2. Dose-dependent inhibition of forskolin-stimulated intracellular cAMP accumulation upon treatment with ligand. 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.
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