MULTISCREEN™ DIVISION ARRESTED CELL LINE
RAT RECOMBINANT KISS1 (GPR54) RECEPTOR
1 vial (4 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Full-length rat GPR54 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_023992)
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: Alpha-MEM, 10% FBS
Stable for 1-2 days after thawing
Background: The Kisspeptin receptor KiSS1 is also known as metastin receptor or GPR54. Kisspeptin is a metastasis suppressor protein that suppresses metastasis in malignant melanomas and in some breast carcinomas without affecting tumorigenicity. The metastasis suppressor properties may be mediated in part by cell cycle arrest and induction of apoptosis in malignant cells. The KiSS1 receptor is involved in thyroid cancer, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Application: Functional assays
Figure Legend. Dose-dependent stimulation of calcium flux upon treatment with ligand, monitored with FlexStation.
Shahab et al. (2005) Increased hypothalamic GPR54 signaling: a potential mechanism for initiation of puberty in primates. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 102:2129-2134.
Becker et al. (2005) Activation of GPR54 promotes cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of human tumor cells through a specific transcriptional program not shared by other Gq- coupled receptors. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 326:677-686.
Ikeguchi et al. (2004) Clinical significance of the loss of KiSS-1 and orphan G-protein- coupled receptor (hOT7T175) gene expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res 10:1379-1383.