MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
HUMAN RECOMBINANT MGLUR4 RECEPTOR
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human GRM4 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number X80818) with FLAG tag sequence at N- terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM with GlutaMAX (Gibco 10566), 10% FBS (dialyzed), 2 mM sodium pyruvate, 250 μg/mL hygromycin, 1 μg/mL puromycin
Stable after two months of continuous growth
Background: L-glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and activates both ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors. The metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs), which are G protein-coupled receptors, have been divided into 3 groups on the basis of sequence homology, putative signal transduction mechanisms, and pharmacologic properties. Group II and group III mGluRs are linked to the inhibition of the cyclic AMP cascade, but differ in their agonist selectivity. Group III agonists include L-2-amino-4-phosphonobutyrate (L-AP4) and L-serine-O-phosphate (Wu et al., 1998).
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). Figure 2. Receptor expression on cell surface measured by flow cytometry (FACS) using an anti-FLAG antibody. Thin line: parental cells; thick line: receptor-expressing cells.
Wu et al. (1998) Group III human metabotropic glutamate receptors 4, 7 and 8: molecular cloning, functional expression, and comparison of pharmacological properties in RGT cells. Mol Brain Res 53:88 97.