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Human HTR6/Galpha15 Stable Cell Line-Chem-10

Cat.No.: CSC-RG0755
Cell Line Description: This human 5-HT6-expressing cell line is made in the Chem-10 host, which supports high levels of recombinant 5-HT6 expression on the cell surface and contains optimized levels of a recombinant 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 5-HT6.
Background: The neurotransmitter serotonin/5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) regulates a wide variety of neurological functions. A family of 13 receptors (12 GPCRs and one ion channel) mediate the effects of serotonin. The serotonin receptor 5-HT6 is a Gs coupled receptor expressed solely in the CNS, primarily in the limbic and cortical regions. 5-HT6 appears to play a role in memory and learning, obesity, psychosis, anxiety and epilepsy. In particular, a 5-HT6-selective agonist caused significant weight loss in a rat model of diet-induced obesity.
Growth Properties: Adherent
Host Cell: Chem-10
Cell Line Validation: 1. Gene expression: qPCR experiments determined specific silencing of HTR6. 2. Protein expression: HTR6 in this cell line has been validated by immunocytochemical staining.
Application: Calcium flux assay, ligand binding assays
Sub-type: 5-Hydroxytryptamine
Propagation: Complete growth medium: DMEM with 4.5 g/L glucose + 4mM glutamine + 10% heat-inactivated FBS + 1x Nonessential amino acids + 10mM HEPES + 1x Pen-Strep + 250 μg/mL Genetecin/G-418 + 250 μg/mL Hygromycin BPlating medium: DMEM with 4.5 g/L glucose + 4mM glutamine + 10% heat-inactivated FBS + 1x NEAA + 10mM HEPES + 1x Pen-StrepAtmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%Temperature: 37 °C
Starting Cells From Frozen Cell Stock: 1. Immediately upon receipt, thaw cells or place cells in liquid nitrogen. Maintain frozen in liquid nitrogen for up to 5 years. 2. Thaw cells rapidly by removing from liquid nitrogen and immediately immersing in a 37°C water bath. Immediately after ice has thawed, sterilize the exterior of the vial with 70% ethanol. Transfer contents of the vial to a T75 flask containing growth media. Place the flask in a humidified incubator at 37°C with 5% CO2. 3. After 8-24 h, all live cells will be attached. Viability of the cells is expected to be 50-80%. At this time, replace media to remove residual DMSO, and return to incubator.
Subculturing: 1. When cells are approximately 80% confluent, passage the cells as follows: Remove media and wash once with HBSS without Ca2+ and Mg2+ (10 mL/T75). Add 0.05% trypsin/0.2 g/L EDTA (1 mL/T75) and place in humidified incubator at 37 degree °C with 5% CO2 until cells begin to round up and detach (5-10 minutes). Gently rap the side of the flask to dislodge the cells. Neutralize trypsin by addition of 4 mL Chem-10 Growth Media per 1 mL trypsin. 2. Cells are typically passaged 1:10 every 3-4 days. Passaging ratio may be varied according to requirements of the investigator.
Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma Status: Negative (MycoAlert Kit)
Freeze Medium: Freezing medium: 90% heat-inactivated FBS + 10% DMSO
Storage: Liquid nitrogen
Preservation: 1. Frozen stocks of cells should be prepared at the earliest passage possible after thawing, as follows: Count detached cells (prepared as in Subculture-Step 1). Centrifuge cells at 200 x g for 5 min. Resuspend cells at 5 x 10^6 cells/mL in Freezing Media (cell densities of 2-10 x 10^6 are also acceptable if necessary). Dispense 1 mL aliquots into cryopreservation vials. Freeze the cells by a controlled rate process, such as in an isopropanol-jacketed container placed at -70 degree °C overnight. Store the vials in liquid nitrogen. 2. Use of cells immediately after thawing is feasible for some cell lines and is being further validated. Some cell lines may need to be passaged at least once after thawing prior to use in calcium flux assays. Cells should be resuspended in Plating Media for plating for calcium assay.
Safety Considerations: The following safety precautions should be observed.1. Use pipette aids to prevent ingestion and keep aerosols down to a minimum.2. No eating, drinking or smoking while handling the stable line.3. Wash hands after handling the stable line and before leaving the lab.4. Decontaminate work surface with disinfectant or 70% ethanol before and after working with stable cells.5. All waste should be considered hazardous.6. Dispose of all liquid waste after each experiment and treat with bleach.
Ship: Dry ice
Gene Name: HTR6 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor 6, G protein-coupled [ Homo sapiens ]
Official Symbol: HTR6
Synonyms: HTR6; 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor 6, G protein-coupled; 5 hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor 6; 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 6; 5 HT6; 5 HT6R; 5-HT-6; serotonin receptor 6; 5-HT6; 5-HT6R;
Gene ID: 3362
mRNA Refseq: NM_000871
Protein Refseq: NP_000862
MIM: 601109
UniProt ID: P50406
Chromosome Location: 1p36-p35
Pathway: Amine ligand-binding receptors, organism-specific biosystem; Calcium signaling pathway, organism-specific biosystem; Calcium signaling pathway, conserved biosystem; Class A/1 (Rhodopsin-like receptors), organism-specific biosystem; G alpha (s) signalling events, organism-specific biosystem; GPCR downstream signaling, organism-specific biosystem; GPCR ligand binding, organism-specific biosystem;
Function: G-protein coupled receptor activity; histamine receptor activity; protein binding; receptor activity; signal transducer activity;

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