MULTISCREEN™ MEMBRANE PREPARATION
HUMAN RECOMBINANT M2 RECEPTOR
12.01 mg/ml, 1mg
Expression vector containing full-length human CHRM2 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_001006632.1) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Background: The muscarinic M2 receptor is a 466-amino acid, 7-transmembrane protein. In heart muscle, M2 receptors represent the prevailing subtype of muscarinic receptors. They can also be found in neurons of central and peripheral nervous system. In neuronal cells, mainly on synaptic terminals, stimulation of the M2 autoreceptors is responsible for presynaptic muscarinic autoinhibition of acetylcholine release in both central and peripheral cholinergic neurons. Loss of function of these M2 receptors, as occurs in some patients with asthma and in animal models of inflammation, leads to an increase in vagally mediated hyperreactivity.
Figure 1. Receptor expression on cell surface measured by flow cytometry (FACS) using an anti-FLAG antibody. Thin line: parental cells; thick line: receptor-expressing cells.
Eglen (2006) Muscarinic receptor subtypes in neuronal and non-neuronal cholinergic function. Auton Atacoid Pharmcol 26:219-233.