MULTISCREEN™ MEMBRANE PREPARATION
RAT RECOMBINANT MU OPIOID RECEPTOR
1 vial (14.89mg/ml)
20 mM Gly-Gly, 1 mM MgCl2, 250 mM Sucrose
Full-length rat Oprm1 opioid receptor cDNA (GenBank Accession Number L13069)
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Background: Mu opioid receptor (MOR) is a receptor for beta-endorphin, inhibits neurotransmitter release by reducing calcium ion currents and increasing potassium ion conductance. MOR signaling and regulation are strongly agonist-dependent. MOR mediates positive reinforcement following direct (morphine) or indirect (alcohol, cannabinoids, nicotine) activation. MOR plays a genetic role in the control of gut inflammation. MOR-deficient mice are highly susceptible to colon inflammation, with a 50% mortality rate occurring 3 days after administration of TNBS that induces inflammation. MOR agonists regulate cytokine production and T cell proliferation and might be new therapeutic molecules in inflammatory bowel disease.
Figure 1. Receptor expression on cell surface measured by flow cytometry (FACS) using an anti-MOR antibody. Thin line: parental cells; thick line: receptor-expressing cells.
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