ChemiScreen™ 5-HT4B Serotonin Receptor Stable Cell Line

5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, also commonly known as serotonin) is synthesized in enterochromaffin cells in the intestine and in serotonergic nerve terminals. In the periphery, 5-HT mediates gastrointestinal motility, platelet aggregation, and contraction of blood vessels. Many functions of the central nervous system are influenced by 5-HT, including sleep, motor activity, sensory perception, arousal and appetite. A family of 12 GPCRs and one ion channel mediate the biological effects of 5-HT (Hoyer et al., 1994). 5-HT4 comprises at least 8 isoforms varying at the C-terminus, which are generated by alternative splicing. The expression and distribution of these splice variants differs among organs and tissues with many of them present in several tissues such as atrium, brain, and GI tract (Bockaert et al. 2004). To date, all isoforms have been shown to activate adenylyl cyclase in vitro, and no difference in signal transduction between C-terminal 5-HT4 receptor variants has been demonstrated. 5-HT4 receptors are of potential interest for the treatment of patients with GI motility disorders and Alzheimer's disease (De Maeyer et al. 2008; Lezoualc'h 2007). Cloned human 5HT4B-expressing cell line is made in the Chem-1 host, which supports high levels of recombinant 5HT4B expression on the cell surface and contains high levels of the promiscuous G protein Gα15 to couple the receptor to the calcium signaling pathway. Thus, the cell line is an ideal tool for screening for agonists, antagonists and modulators at 5HT4B Receptor.

Catalog No. Size Price Quantity
HTS110C 2 Vials $9,389.00

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Calcium Flux Assay
5-Hydroxytryptamine (Serotonin)
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2 Vials of mycoplasma-free cells, 1 ml per vial
Cell vials are to be stored in the vapor phase of liquid N2.
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