MULTISCREEN™ DIVISION ARRESTED CELL LINE
HUMAN RECOMBINANT 5-HT2C RECEPTOR
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Full-length Human HTR2C cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_000868) with FLAG-tag sequence at the N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM/F12, 10% FBS
Stable for 1-2 days after thawing
Background: 5-HT2C (5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 2C) is a receptor for serotonin. It is expressed in the brain and spinal cord, especially the choroid plexus. 5-HT2C receptor agonists may have important clinical value in the treatment of mental and eating disorders, such as depression, panic anxiety, OCD, bulimia and obesity.
Application: Functional assays
Figure 1. Dose-dependent stimulation of calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, measured with MultiscreenTM Calcium 1.0 No Wash Assay Kit (Multispan MSCA01).
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