RAR-related Orphan Receptor Alpha (RORα; NR1F1)
Assay kits include proprietary non-human mammalian cells engineered to provide high-level expression of Human RORα. Human RAR Orphan Receptor Alpha Inverse Agonist Assay Reporter Cells also incorporate a responsive luciferase reporter gene. Quantifying expressed luciferase activity at the assay endpoint provides a sensitive surrogate measure of changes in RORα activity in treated cells. Endogenous molecular activators maintain RORα in a state of constitutive high-level activity. Therefore, the principle application of this reporter assay system is in the screening of test samples to quantify inverse-agonist or antagonist activities that they may exert against human RORα.
RAR-related orphan receptor alpha (ROR-alpha), also known as NR1F1 is a nuclear receptor encoded by the RORA gene. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the NR1 subfamily of nuclear hormone receptors. It can bind as a monomer or as a homodimer to hormone response elements upstream of several genes to enhance the expression of those genes. The specific functions of this protein are not known, but it has been shown to interact with NM23-2, a nucleoside diphosphate kinase involved in organogenesis and differentiation, as well as with NM23-1, the product of a tumor metastasis suppressor candidate gene. Four transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene.
For more information on RORα, visit the Nuclear Receptor Resource.
Kits are offered in different assay formats to accommodate researchers’ needs: 3x 32 and 1x 96 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 inverse-agonist, luciferase detection reagent, a white assay plate, a detailed protocol, and a protocol quick guide. All kits are shipped on dry ice.
RORα 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 RORα Reporter Cells, two optimized media for use during cell culture and (optionally) in diluting the test samples, a reference inverse-agonist, Luciferase Detection Reagent, a cell culture-ready assay plate, and a detailed protocol.
|Product Family||Product Number||Product Description|
|IB0401 RORα (NR1F1)||IB04011-32||Human RORα Reporter Assay System, 3 x 32 assays in 96-well format|
|IB04011||Human RORα Reporter Assay System, 1 x 96-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.