RHESUS MONKEY RECOMBINANT MRGX2 RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Cell Banker 2 (Amsbio 11891)
Full-length Rhesus MRGX2 cDNA with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM/F12, 10% FBS, 10 μg/mL puromycin
Background: MRGX2 (MAS-related GPR member X2) is widely known as a receptor for cortistatin. It is probably involved in the function of nociceptive neurons and regulation of nociceptor function and/or development, including the sensation or modulation of pain. Cortistatin-14, a high potency agonist at the receptor, has biological functions including sleep regulation, locomotor activity and cortical function. Recent studies have found that MrgX2 is also a potential human PAMP-12 receptor that acts by inhibiting of the forskolin-elevated cAMP accumulation and regulates catecholamine secretion from adrenal glands.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent stimulation of calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, measured with Multiscreen™ 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.
Robas et al. (2003) MrgX2 is a high potency cortistatin receptor expressed in dorsal root ganglion. J Biol Chem 278:44400-44404.
Kamohara et al. (2005) Identification of MrgX2 as a human G-protein-coupled receptor for proadrenomedullin N-terminal peptides. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 330:1146-1152.