Assay Method Information

Assay Name:  FLIPR Calcium Assay
Description:  One day before the assay, CORNING black with clear flat bottom 96-well assay plates were coated with a 0.1 mg/mL Poly-L-Lysine solution. CHO-K1/MOR/Gα15 cells were suspended in the F12 medium and plated at a density of 8104 cells/well in 200 μL medium. Cells were incubated in a humidified atmosphere of 10% CO2 at 37 C. overnight so as to reach an 80-90% confluent cell monolayer before assay. At the day of assay, 150 μL medium/well was removed from plate. To each well, 50 μL FLIPR calcium assay reagent dissolved in 1 assay buffer (HBSS: KCl 5 mM, KH2PO4 0.3 mM, NaCl 138 mM, NaHCO3 4 mM, Na2HPO4 0.3 mM, d-glucose 5.6 mM, with additional 20 mM HEPES and 13 mM CaCl2, pH 7.4), with 2.5 mM probenecid was added and the plate was incubated at 37 C. for 1 h. Compounds and other reagents were dissolved in the assay buffer. Using a FlexStationIII (Molecular Devices Corp.), the [Ca2+]i fluorescence increases after robotic injections of compounds or other reagents were monitored every 1.52 s interval with excitation wavelength at 485 nm and with emission wavelength at 525 nm. The [Ca2+]i fluorescence was measured up to 90 s after agonist injection. The fluorescence intensity from 6 to 12 wells of cells were averaged and the relative amount of [Ca2+]i release was determined by integrating the AUC of the [Ca2+]i fluorescence averages.
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