Vitamin D Receptor (VDR; NR1I1)
INDIGO’s Human Vitamin D Receptor Assay utilizes proprietary Human cells engineered to provide high-level expression of Human VDR (also known as NR1I1). Reporter Cells also incorporate a luciferase reporter gene. Quantifying expressed luciferase activity at the assay endpoint provides a sensitive surrogate measure of changes in VDR activity in treated cells. The principle application of this reporter assay system is in the screening of test samples to quantify functional activity, either agonist or antagonist, that may exert against the Human VDR.
The calcitriol receptor, also known as the vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a member of the nuclear receptor family of transcription factors. Upon activation by vitamin D, the VDR forms a heterodimer with the retinoid-X receptor and binds to hormone response elements on DNA resulting in expression or transrepression of specific gene products. Glucocorticoids are known to decrease expression of VDR which is expressed in most tissues of the body and regulate intestinal transport of calcium. This gene encodes the nuclear hormone receptor for vitamin D3. This receptor also functions as a receptor for the secondary bile acid lithocholic acid. The receptor belongs to the family of trans-acting transcriptional regulatory factors and shows similarity of sequence to the steroid and thyroid hormone receptors. Downstream targets of this nuclear hormone receptor are principally involved in mineral metabolism though the receptor regulates a variety of other metabolic pathways, such as those involved in the immune response and cancer. Mutations in this gene are associated with type II vitamin D-resistant rickets. A single nucleotide polymorphism in the initiation codon results in an alternate translation start site three codons downstream. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding the same protein.
For more information on VDR, visit the Nuclear Receptor Resource.
Kits are offered in different assay formats to accommodate researchers’ needs: 3x 32, 1x 96, and 1x 384 assay formats for screening small numbers of test compounds, as well as custom bulk reagents for HTS applications. Assay systems are all inclusive, providing reporter cells, optimized growth media, media for diluting test compounds, a positive-control agonist, luciferase detection reagent, a white assay plate, a detailed protocol, and a protocol quick guide. All kits are shipped on dry ice.
VDR Reporter Cells are prepared using INDIGO’s proprietary CryoMite™ process. This cryo-preservation method yields high cell viability post-thaw, and provides the convenience of immediately dispensing healthy, division-competent reporter cells into assay plates. There is no need for intermediate spin-and-wash steps, viability determinations, or cell titer adjustments.
This kit product is an all-inclusive assay system that includes, in addition to VDR Reporter Cells, two optimized media for use during cell culture and (optionally) in diluting the test samples, a reference agonist, Luciferase Detection Reagent, a cell culture-ready assay plate, and a detailed protocol.
|Product Family||Product Number||Product Description|
|IB0070 VDR (NR1I1)||IB00701-32||Human VDR Reporter Assay System, 3 x 32 assays in 96-well format|
|IB00701||Human VDR Reporter Assay System, 1 x 96-well format assays|
|IB00702||Human VDR Reporter Assay System, 1 x 384-well format assays|
Service Assays: Human
The primary application of INDIGO’s cell-based nuclear receptor assays are to quantitatively assess the bioactivity of a test compound as an agonist (activator) or antagonist (inhibition of an agonist response) of a given receptor. Service assays include a positive control reference compound and ‘vehicle’ control for every experiment. A formal study report and all data files are provided to the client upon completion of the study. To receive a quote for your proposed study, complete & submit the online “Request a Quote” form or contact an INDIGO Customer Service Representative to discuss your desired study parameters. To initiate a Service Study, download and complete all fields of the Excel worksheet “Service Work Order" then submit the electronic file to INDIGO Customer Service.
Profiling of vitamin D metabolic intermediates towards VDR using novel stable gene reporter cell lines IZ-VDRE and IZ-CYP24
Print PDFABSTRACT Variety of xenobiotics, including therapeutically used vitamin D analogues or environmental and alimentary endocrine disruptors, may interfere with vitamin D receptor (VDR) signalling, with serious physiological or pathophysiological consequences. Therefore, it is of topical interest to have reliable and efficient in vitro screening tool for identification of agonists and activators of human VDR.
Print PDFThe Vitamin D3 Receptor (VDR) is INDIGO Biosciences newest product in the company’s variety of robust cell-based nuclear receptors; VDR is now available for our in-house screening services or as a complete cell-based INDIGO Assay Kits for your drug discovery and development research. Bring the expertise of INDIGO Biosciences into your lab using INDIGO’s