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HTS158RTA | Ready-to-Assay™ α1B Adrenergic Family Receptor Frozen Cells

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      SpeciesHost CellsProtein Target
      Human Chem-1 alpha1B
      Catalogue NumberHTS158RTA
      Trade Name
      • Ready-to-Assay
      DescriptionReady-to-Assay™ α1B Adrenergic Family Receptor Frozen Cells
      Background InformationMillipore’s Ready-to-Assay GPCR frozen cells are designed for simple, rapid calcium assays with no requirement for intensive cell culturing. Millipore has optimized the freezing conditions to provide cells with high viability and functionality post-thaw. The user simply thaws the cells and resuspends them in media, dispenses cell suspension into assay plates and, following over night recovery, assays for calcium response.

      The endogenous catecholamines epinephrine and norepinephrine have profound effects on smooth muscle activity, cardiac function, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, hormone secretion, neurotransmitter release, and central nervous system actions. These activities are mediated by GPCRs belonging to two subfamilies, the α- and β-adrenoceptors (Bylund et al., 1994). The three members of the α1 subclass of adrenoceptors, α1A, α1B and α1D, couple to Gq, and promote contraction of vascular and urinary tract smooth muscle, relaxation of intestinal smooth muscle, increased contractile force in the heart, and glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis in the liver. The different subtypes have overlapping distributions and variably contribute to these effects depending on species and tissue. Overexpression of a constitutively active α1B mutant in the heart of transgenic mice resulted in cardiac hypertrophy with increased heart weight/body weight ratios. Analysis of α1B knock out mice has provided evidence that α1B is a mediator of blood pressure and aortic contractile responses induced by α1 agonists (Milano et al., 1994). The locomotor and rewarding effects of pysochostimulants and opiates were suppressed in mice lacking α1B -adrenergic receptors (Drouin et al. 2002). Millipore’s cloned human α1B-expressing cell line is made in the Chem-1 host, which supports high levels of recombinant α1B expression on the cell surface and contains high levels of the promiscuous G protein to couple the receptor to the calcium signaling pathway. Thus, the cell line is an ideal tool for screening for agonists and antagonists at α1B.
      Product Information
      • Pack contains 2 vials of mycoplasma-free cells, 1 ml per vial.
      • Fifty (50) mL of Media Component.
      Detection methodFluorescent
      ApplicationHuman alpha1B GPCR frozen cells for Calcium Flux FLIPR Assays.
      Key Applications
      • Calcium Flux Assays
      Biological Information
      Entrez Gene Number
      GPCR ClassA
      Host CellsChem-1
      Protein Targetalpha1B
      Target Sub-FamilyAdrenergic
      Cell Line Type
      • GPCR Cell Lines
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      Safety Information according to GHS
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      Usage Statement
      • This product contains genetically modified organisms (GMO). Within the EU GMOs are regulated by Directives 2001/18/EC and 2009/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and their national implementation in the member States respectively. This legislation obliges EMD Millipore to request certain information about you and the establishment where the GMOs are being handled. Click here for Enduser Declaration (EUD) Form.
      • Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.
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