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ChemiSCREEN Membrane Preparation Recombinant Human 5-HT6 Serotonin Receptor

Human 5-HT6 GPCR membrane preparation for Radioligand binding Assays & GTPγS binding.

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packaging   200 units (HTS111M)
cell type   Chem-1
gene symbol   HTR6(3362)
trade name   ChemiScreen
format   Membranes
application(s)   GTPγS binding
  Radioligand binding assay
species   Human
NCBI accession no.   NM_000871
UniProt accession no.   P50406
host cells   Chem-1
shipped in   2
Quality Assurance   Table 1. Signal:background and specific binding values obtained in a competition binding assay with varying amounts of 5-HT6 Receptor membrane prep.
5 µg/well 10 µg/well
Signal:Background 12.8 12.3
Specific Binding (cpm) 10192 12675

SPECIFICATIONS: 1 unit = 5 µg membrane preparation
Bmax for [125I]-SB258585 binding: 6.1 pmol/mg protein
Kd for [125I]-SB258585 binding: ~0.44 nM



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Radioligand binding assay and GTPγS binding.

Biochem/physiol Actions

GPCR Class: A

Protein Target: 5-HT6

Target Sub-Family: Serotonin

General description

Full-length human HTR6 cDNA encoding the 5-HT6 Serotonin Receptor

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 (Woolley et al., 2004; Fisas et al., 2006). In particular, a 5-HT6-selective agonist caused significant weight loss in a rat model of diet-induced obesity. Millipore′s 5-HT6 membrane preparations are crude membrane preparations made from our proprietary stable recombinant cell lines to ensure high-level of GPCR surface expression; thus, they are ideal HTS tools for screening of agonists and antagonists of 5-HT6. The membrane preparations exhibit a Kd of 0.44 nM for [125I]-SB258585. With 0.25nM [125I]-SB258585, 5 μg/well 5-HT6 Membrane Prep typically yields greater than 6-fold signal-to-background ratio.

Physical form

Liquid in packaging buffer: 50 mM Tris pH 7.4, 10% glycerol and 1% BSA with no preservatives.
Packaging method: Membranes protein were adjusted to the indicated concentration in packaging buffer, rapidly frozen, and stored at -80°C.


Inucbation Conditions
RECOMMENDED ASSAY CONDITIONS: Membranes are mixed with radioactive ligand and unlabeled competitor (see Figures 1 and 2 for concentrations tested) in binding buffer in a nonbinding 96-well plate, and incubated for 1-2 h. Prior to filtration, an FC 96-well harvest plate (Millipore cat. # MAHF C1H) is coated with 0.33% polyethyleneimine for 30 min, then washed with the binding buffer. Binding reaction is transferred to the filter plate, and washed 3 times (1 mL per well per wash) with Wash Buffer. The plate is dried and counted.

Binding buffer: 20 mM HEPES, 3 mM MgCl2, 2 mM Ascorbic acid, pH 7.4, filtered and stored at 4°C

Radioligand: [125I]-SB258585 (Perkin Elmer #:NEX424)

Wash Buffer: same as the binding buffer.

One package contains enough membranes for at least 200 assays (units), where a unit is the amount of membrane that will yield greater than 6-fold signal:background with 125I labeled SB258585 at 0.25 nM

Storage and Stability

Maintain frozen at –70°C up to expiration date indicated on the label. Do not freeze and thaw.

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