Product Description and Product Data
This is an all-inclusive cell-based luciferase reporter assay kit targeting the Human RAR-related Orphan Receptor Alpha (RORa). INDIGO’s ROR Alpha reporter assay utilizes proprietary mammalian cells that have been engineered to provide constitutive expression of the ROR Alpha. In addition to ROR Alpha Reporter Cells, this kit provides two optimized media for use during cell culture and in diluting the user’s test samples, a reference agonist, Luciferase Detection Reagent, and a cell culture-ready assay plate. The principal application of this assay is in the screening of test samples to quantify any functional activity, either agonist or antagonist, that they may exert against human ROR Alpha. This kit provides researchers with clear, reproducible results, exceptional cell viability post-thaw, and consistent results lot to lot. Kits must be stored at -80C. Do not store in liquid nitrogen. Note: reporter cells cannot be refrozen or maintained in extended culture.
Clear, Reproducible Results
- All-Inclusive Assay Systems
- Exceptional Cell Viability Post-Thaw
- Consistent Results Lot to Lot
|Target Type||Nuclear Hormone Receptor|
|Assay Mode||Inverse Agonist|
|Shelf Life||6 months|
|Shipping Requirements||Dry Ice|
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.
INDIGO’s RAR-related Orphan Receptor Alpha (RORα) assay includes proprietary 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 agonist activities that they may exert against human RORα.
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