Retinoid X Receptor Alpha (RXRα; NR2B1)
INDIGO’s RXR Alpha Reporter Assay System utilizes non-human mammalian cells engineered to provide constitutive, high-level expression of Human Retinoid X Receptor Alpha (NR2B1), a ligand-dependent transcription factor commonly referred to as RXRA or RXRα. Additionally, these cells contain an RXRα-responsive luciferase reporter gene. Thus, quantifying luciferase activity provides a surrogate measure of RXRα activity in the treated reporter cells.
Retinoid X receptor alpha (RXRα), also known as NR2B1 is a nuclear receptor which in humans is encoded by the RXRA gene. Retinoid X receptors (RXRs) and retinoic acid receptors (RARs), are nuclear receptors that mediate the biological effects of retinoids by their involvement in retinoic acid-mediated gene activation. These receptors exert their action by binding, as homodimers or heterodimers, to specific sequences in the promoters of target genes and regulating their transcription. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the steroid and thyroid hormone receptor superfamily of transcription factors.
For more information on RXRα, 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.
RXRα 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 RXRα 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|
|IB0080 RXRα (NR2B1)||IB00801-32||Human RXRα Reporter Assay System, 3 x 32 assays in 96-well format|
|IB00801||Human RXRα Reporter Assay System, 1 x 96-well format assays|
|IB00802||Human RXRα 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.
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