MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
HUMAN RECOMBINANT MGLUR7 RECEPTOR
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human GRM7 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_000844) 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, 1 μg/mL puromycin, 250 μg/mL hygromycin
Stable for minimum of two months in culture
Background: The metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) are divided into 3 groups on the basis of sequence homology, putative signal transduction mechanisms and pharmacological properties. Group II and group III mGluRs are linked to inhibition of the cyclic AMP cascade, but differ in their agonist selectivity. mGluR7 is a member of Group III. Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization showed that mGluR7 expresses in various sites in the nervous system.
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.
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Muto et al.(2007) Structures of the extracellular regions of the group II/III metabotropic glutamate receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104:3759-3764.