MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
RAT RECOMBINANT CCR9 RECEPTOR
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length rat CCR9 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_172329) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM, 10% FBS, 1 µg/mL puromycin, 250 µg/mL hygromycin
Stable for minimum two months of continuous growth.
Background: CCR9 (C-C chemokine receptor type 9) is a thymus-specific receptor for chemokine CCL25 (SCYA25 or TECK). It is an alternative co-receptor with CD4 for HIV-1 infection. Activation of the receptor may lead to potent cFLIP(L)- independent resistance to cycloheximide-induced apoptosis and modest resistance to Fas-mediated apoptosis possibly via activation of multiple signaling components involving Akt and glycogen synthase kinase 3β. Thus, dissection of signalingcomponents involved in the CCR9-mediated antiapoptosis could be a framework for cell survival mechanisms and may provide options for therapeutic interventions.
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.
Youn et al. (2002) Role of the CC chemokine receptor 9/TECK interaction in apoptosis. Apoptosis 7:271-276.
Zaballos et al. (1999) Cutting edge: identification of the orphan chemokine receptor GPR-9-6 as CCR9, the receptor for the chemokine TECK. J Immunol 162(10):5671- 5.