Rat Liver X Receptor Alpha (rLXRα; nr1h3)
|Product Family||Product Number||Product Description||Technical Manual|
|R00311-32||Rat LXRα Reporter Assay System, 3 x 32 assays in 96-well format||Technical Manual|
|R00311||Rat LXRα Reporter Assay System, 1 x 96-well format assays||Technical Manual|
Rat Liver X Receptor Alpha Assay Kit
This Rat Liver X Receptor Alpha (rLXRα) assay kit is an all-inclusive firefly luciferase reporter assay system that includes in addition to rLXRα 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.
rLXRα 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.
INDIGO’s rLXRa assay kits feature a luciferase detection reagent specially formulated to provide stable light emission between 5 and 90+ minutes after initiating the luciferase reaction. Incorporating a 5-minute reaction-rest period ensures that light emission profiles attain maximal stability, thereby allowing assay plates to be processed in batch. By doing so, the signal output from all sample wells, from one plate to the next, may be directly compared within an experimental set.
INDIGO's rLXRa assay kits are offered in different assay formats to accommodate researchers’ needs: 3 x 32, 1 x 96, and 1 x 384 assay formats for screening small numbers of test compounds, as well as custom bulk reagents for HTS applications.
Bulk assay reagents can be custom manufactured to accommodate any scale of HTS. Please inquire.
Rat Liver X Receptor Alpha Services
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.
Rat Liver X Receptor Alpha Assay Background
Liver X receptor α (LXR-α or LXRα) is a nuclear receptor protein encoded by the NR1H3 gene (nuclear receptor subfamily 1, group H, member 3). The Liver X receptors (LXRs) were originally identified as orphan members of the nuclear receptor superfamily because their ligands were unknown. Like other receptors in the family, LXRs heterodimerize with retinoid X receptor and bind to specific response elements (LXREs) characterized by direct repeats separated by 4 nucleotides.
For more information on LXRα, visit the Nuclear Receptor Resource.