RAT RECOMBINANT MGLUR4 RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ DIVISION ARRESTED CELL LINE
1 vial (4 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
Stable for 1-2 days after thawing
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 Legend. 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).
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.