MULTISCREEN™ DIVISION ARRESTED CELL LINE
HUMAN RECOMBINANT PAF RECEPTOR
1 vial (4 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human PTAFR cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_000952) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM, 10% FBS
1 – 2 days after thawing
Background: The platelet-activating factor (PAF) receptor mediates a wide range of biological responses to PAF, a potent glycerophospholipid released from a variety of cell types such as stimulated basophils, platelets, polymorphonuclear neutrophils and macrophages. PAF is involved in a diverse array of biological activities related to inflammatory and immune responses as well as cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous system physiology. In humans, various diseases have been associated with PAF, such as allergic asthma, endotoxic shock, atherosclerosis and psoriasis.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, measured with MultiscreenTM Calcium 1.0 No Wash Assay Kit (Multispan MSCA01).
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