HUMAN RECOMBINANT μ OPIOID RECEPTOR
MULTISCREEN™ DIVISION ARRESTED CELL LINE
1 vial (4 x 106) frozen cells
Expression vector containing full-length human OPRM1 cDNA (GenBank accession number NM_000914.2) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM/F12, 10% FBS,
Stable for 1-2 days after thawing
Background: μ opioid receptor (MOR) is a G protein-coupled receptor for β-endorphin. The receptor activation inhibits neurotransmitter release by reducing calcium currents and increasing potassium conductance. MOR mediates positive reinforcement following direct (morphine) or indirect (alcohol, cannabinoids, nicotine) activation. MOR plays a genetic role in the control of gut inflammation. MOR-deficient mice are highly susceptible to colon inflammation, with a 50% mortality rate occurring 3 days after administration of TNBS that induces inflammation. MOR agonists regulate cytokine production and T cell proliferation and might be new therapeutic molecules in inflammatory bowel disease.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent stimulation of calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, monitored with FLIPR.
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