This nuclear receptor assay system utilizes proprietary non-human cells engineered to provide constitutive, high-level expression of the full-length human estrogen receptor 1 (NR3A1), a ligand-dependent transcription factor commonly referred to as ERalpha. INDIGO's reporter cells include the luciferase reporter gene functionally linked to an ERalpha-responsive promoter. Thus, quantifying changes in luciferase expression in the treated reporter cells provides a sensitive surrogate measure of the changes in ERalpha activity. Luciferase gene expression occurs after ligand-bound ERalpha undergoes nuclear translocation, DNA binding, recruitment and assembly of the co-activators and accessory factors required to form a functional transcription complex, culminating in expression of the target gene. Unlike some other cell-based assay strategies, the readout from INDIGO's reporter cells demands the same orchestration of all intracellular molecular interactions and events that can be expected to occur in vivo. ERalpha reporter cells are prepared using INDIGO's proprietary CryoMite(TM) process. This cryo-preservation method yields exceptional cell viability post-thaw, and provides the convenience of immediately dispensing healthy, division-competent reporter cells into assay plates. There is no need for cumbersome intermediate treatment steps such as spin-and-rinse of cells, viability determinations, cell titer adjustments, or the pre-incubation of reporter cells prior to assay setup. The principal application of this assay product is in the screening of test samples to quantify functional activities, either agonist or antagonist, that they may exert against the human estrogen receptor. It is an all-inclusive assay system that includes, in addition to ERalpha reporter cells, two optimized media for use during cell culture and in diluting the test samples, a reference agonist, luciferase detection reagent, a cell culture-ready assay plate, and a detailed protocol.
|Schlagworte:||ER, ESR, ESR1, ER-alpha, Estrogen receptor, Estradiol receptor, Nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group A member 1|
|Anwendung:||Functional activity screening|
|KEGG ID :||K08550 | Finde Alternativen|
|UniProt ID :||P03372 | Finde Alternativen|
|Gene ID||GeneID 2099 | Finde Alternativen|
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|Versand:||-80°C (International: -80°C)|
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