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ChemiSCREEN Membrane Preparation Recombinant Human BB 3 Bombesin Receptor


  •  eCl@ss 32161000



Quality Level   100
biological source   human
recombinant   expressed in Chem-1 cells
mfr. no.   CHEMICON®
application(s)   ligand binding assay: suitable (GTPγS)
  radioligand binding assay (RLBA): suitable
NCBI accession no.   NM_001727
UniProt accession no.   P32247


General description

Bombesin, a bioactive peptide first identified in amphibian skin, is related to two mammalian peptides, gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and neuromedin B. A family of 3 GPCRs, including GRP-R (BB1), NMB-R (BB2) and BRS-3 (BB3), mediate the biological effects of the peptides (Ohki-Hamazaki et al., 2005). BB3 differs from the others by its low affinity for bombesin. Although an endogenous ligand for BB3 has yet to be identified, a synthetic nonselective bombesin-like peptide [H-D-Phe6, β-Ala11, Phe13, Nle14]-bombesin-(6-14)-nonapeptide amide (Bombesin (6-14) Analog) activates BB3 with high potency. BB3-null mice have an obese phenotype (Matsumoto and Iijima, 2003). Millipore′s BB3 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 antagonists of BB3 receptor interactions with its ligand. The membrane preparations exhibit a Kd of 0.23nM for [125I]-Bombesin (6-14) Analog. With 10 μg/well BB3 Membrane Prep and 0.3 nM [125I]-Bombesin (6-14) Analog, a greater than 3-fold signal-to-background ratio was obtained.

Full length human BRS3 encoding BB3


Human BB3 GPCR membrane preparation for Radioligand binding Assays & GTPγS binding.

Radioligand binding assay and GTPγS binding

Biochem/physiol Actions

• GPCR Class: A
• Protein Target: BB3
• Target Sub-Family: Bombesin


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 50mM HEPES, pH 7.4,0.5% BSA. 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: 50 mM Hepes, pH 7.4, 5 mM MgCl2, 1 mM CaCl2, 0.2% BSA, 0.2 mg/ml bacitracin, 20 μg/ml leupeptin, 20 μg/ml chymostatin, 1 Protease Inhibitor cocktail Tablets (Roche Cat. No. 11 873 580 001) for each 50 ml binding buffer.

Radioligand: [125I]-Bombesin (6-14) Analog (Perkin Elmer NEX377)

Wash Buffer: 50 mM Hepes, pH 7.4, 500 mM NaCl , 0.1% BSA, filtered and stored at 4°C.

One package contains enough membranes for at least 200 assays (units), where an unit is the amount of membrane that will yield greater than 3-fold signal:background with 125I-labeled Bombesin (6-14) Analog at 0.3 nM.

Physical form

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

Storage and Stability

Maintain frozen at -70°C for up to 2 years. Do not freeze and thaw.

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