MULTISCREEN™ DIVISION ARRESTED CELL LINE
HUMAN RECOMBINANT SSTR4 RECEPTOR
1 vial (4 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human SSTR4 (GenBank Accession Number NM_001052.1) cDNA 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: Somatostatin receptors are activated by somatostatin secreted from nerve and endocrine cells. The Somatostatin Receptors (SSTRs) are expressed in a tissue-specific manner and involved in the regulation of secretion of insulin, glucagon and growth hormone as well as cell growth induced by neuronal excitation in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Aberrant expression of somatostatin receptors is known in a large number of human tumours. The human medullary thyroid carcinoma cell line TT expresses all SSTR subtypes. SSTR4 inhibits the release of many hormones and other secretory proteins. It is highly expressed in human brain (fetal and adult), adult lungs, and the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and prostates.
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).
Brinkmeier and Camper (1997) Localization of somatostatin receptor genes on mouse chromosomes 2, 11, 12, 15, and 17: correlation with growth QTLs. Genomics 43:9-14.
Demchyshyn et al. (1993) Cloning and expression of a human somatostatin-14- selective receptor variant (somatostatin receptor 4) located on chromosome 20.Molec Pharm 43:894-901.