RAT RECOMBINANT MGLU4 RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length rat Grm4 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_022666.1) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM with GlutaMAX (Gibco 10566), 10% FBS (dialyzed), 2 mM sodium pyruvate, 1 μg/mL puromycin
Stable in culture for minimum of two months
Background: L-glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and activates both ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors. The metabotropic glutamate receptors, which are G protein-coupled receptors, have been divided into 3 groups on the basis of sequence homology, putative signal transduction mechanisms and pharmacologic properties. Group II and group III receptors are linked to the inhibition of the cyclic AMP cascade, but differ in their agonist selectivity. Group III agonists include L-2-amino-4-phosphonobutyrate (L- AP4) and L-serine-O-phosphate.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent inhibition of forskolin-stimulated intracellular cAMP level upon treatment with ligand, measured with MultiscreenTM TR-FRET cAMP 1.0 No Wash Assay Kit (Multispan MSCM01). 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.
Wu et al. (1998) Group III human metabotropic glutamate receptors 4, 7 and 8: molecular cloning, functional expression, and comparison of pharmacological properties in RGT cells. Mol Brain Res 53:88 97.