MULTISCREEN™ STABLE CELL LINES
HUMAN RECOMBINANT CB1 RECEPTOR
1 vial (2 x 106) frozen cells
Sigma Freezing Medium (C-6164)
Expression vector containing full-length human CNR1 cDNA (GenBank Accession Number NM_016083.3) with FLAG tag sequence at N-terminus
Liquid nitrogen upon receiving
Propagation Medium: DMEM, 10% FBS, 1 μg/mL puromycin
Stable after minimum of two months continuous growth
Background: Cannabinoid Receptor 1, CNR1 also known as CB1, is involved in cannabinoid induced CNS effects. It acts by inhibiting intracellular adenylate cyclase activity and could be a receptor for anandamide. CNR1 is a potential target for the development of novel therapeutic drugs in the treatment of various conditions, such as pain, feeding disorders, vascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other central nerve system disorders.
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.
Mendizabal and Adler-Graschinsky (2003) Cannabinoid system as a potential target for drug development in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Curr Vasc Pharmacol 1:301-313.
Gerard et al. (1990) Nucleotide sequence of a human cannabinoid receptor cDNA. Nucleic Acids Res 18:7142.