Assay Method Information

Assay Name:  Activity Assay
Description:  The HEK293 cells having human Cav3.2 stably expressed therein were cultured at 37 C. in Alpha-MEM, to which 10% (v/v) fetal bovine serum (FBS), penicillin (100 U/mL), streptomycin (100 μg/mL), and G418 (250 g/mL) had been added. The cells were suspended in the culture liquid and were inoculated onto a 96-well plate. Subsequently, the cells were cultured for 48 hours. The culture liquid was removed, and the liquid was changed to S-MEM, to which 5% (v/v) FBS, calcium chloride (0.5 mmol/L), L-glutamine (2 mmol/L), L-alanine (8.9 ng/mL), L-asparagine (13.2 ng/mL), L-aspartic acid (1.33 ng/mL), L-glutamic acid (14.7 ng/mL), glycine (7.5 ng/mL), L-proline (11.5 ng/mL, L-serine (10.5 ng/mL), penicillin (100 U/mL), and streptomycin (100 μg/mL) had been added. The cells were cultured for another 24 hours. The culture liquid was removed again, and the cells were washed with an assay buffer (140 mmol/L sodium chloride, 5 mmol/L potassium chloride, 0.5 mmol/L magnesium chloride, 0.5 mmol/L calcium chloride, 10 mmol/L glucose, 0.4 mmol/L magnesium sulfate, 10 mmol/L HEPES, and 250 mol/L sulfinpyrazone, pH 7.4) that had been kept warm at 37 C. Subsequently, an assay buffer prepared by dissolving Fura2-AM, which is a fluorescent Ca2+ indicator, to a concentration of 5 μM, was added to the cells, and the system was incubated for 30 minutes at 37 C. The assay buffer having Fura2 dissolved therein was removed, and the cells were washed with the assay buffer. Subsequently, an assay buffer prepared by adding a test compound was added to the cells, and the system was incubated for 15 minutes. The plate was mounted on a fluorescence analyzer (FLEX STATION II, Molecular Devices, LLC), and the baseline was measured for 20 seconds. Subsequently, any change in the intracellular calcium concentration that was induced when an assay buffer prepared by adding 100 mmol/L calcium chloride was added to the cells, was measured (excited at 340 nm or 380 nm, and detected at 510 nm).
Affinity data for this assay
 

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