HUMAN RECOMBINANT MGLUR4 RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ MEMBRANE PREPARATION
20 mM Gly-Gly, 1 mM MgCl2, 250 mM Sucrose
Expression vector containing full-length human GRM4 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_000841.1) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
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. 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.