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HTS153RTA | Ready-to-Assay™ GPR68/OGR1 Proton-Sensing Receptor Frozen Cells

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      Key Specifications Table

      SpeciesHost CellsProtein Target
      Human Chem-1 GPR68/OGR1
      Catalogue NumberHTS153RTA
      Trade Name
      • Ready-to-Assay
      DescriptionReady-to-Assay™ GPR68/OGR1 Proton-Sensing 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.

      GPR68, also known as OGR1 (ovarian cancer G-protein-coupled receptor 1), was initially thought to be a receptor for sphingosylphosphorylcholine, although these results are controversial. Subsequent studies indicated that GPR68/OGR1 functions as a Gq-coupled sensor for extracellular pH, with maximal signaling occurring at pH of 7 or below (Ludwig et al., 2003; Tomura et al., 2005). Expression of GPR68/OGR1 is upregulated during RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation, and knockdown of GPR68/OGR1 expression inhibits this differentiation process (Yang et al., 2006). Millipore’s cloned human GPR68-expressing cell line is made in the Chem-1 host, which supports high levels of recombinant GPR68 expression on the cell surface and contains high levels of the promiscuous G protein G15 to enhance coupling of the receptor to the calcium signaling pathway. Thus, the cell line is an ideal tool for screening for antagonists of interactions between GPR68 and its ligands.
      Product Information
      • Pack contains 2 vials of mycoplasma-free cells, 1 ml per vial.
      • Fifty (50) mL of Media Component.
      Detection methodFluorescent
      ApplicationHuman GPR68/OGR1 GPCR frozen cells for Calcium Flux FLIPR Assays.
      Key Applications
      • Calcium Flux Assays
      Biological Information
      Entrez Gene Number
      GPCR ClassA
      Host CellsChem-1
      Protein TargetGPR68/OGR1
      Target Sub-FamilySPC/LPC /proton-sensor
      Cell Line Type
      • GPCR Cell Lines
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      • 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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