AIZ-AR Stable 22Rv1 Luciferase Reporter Cell Line

T31041x106 cells / 1.0 ml


DescriptionThe androgen receptor (AR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor involved in developmental and psychological processes and implicated in the pathogenesis of prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, and altered pubertal development. The AIZ-AR Stable 22Rv1 Luciferase Reporter Cell Line contains a reporter plasmid with three copies of the androgen response region with a downstream androgen response element which allows for the detection of AR ligands through the induction of luciferase activity as early as 8 hours after treatment. The reporter plasmid p3ARR/ARE-luc2P/minP/hygro was successfully transfected into the 22Rv1 cells using the Fugene HD transfection reagent. These immortalized cells are functional for over 25 passages after cryopreservation making them a reproducible and sensitive tool for the detection of AR ligands during research investigating novel pharmaceutical drugs or screening for environmental pollutants that may disrupt endocrine function through AR interaction.
SpeciesHuman (H. sapiens)
Species descriptionHomo sapiens
Tissue/Organ/Organ SystemReproductive
Growth PropertiesAdherent
Growth PropertiesAdherent
Cell MorphologyEpithelial-like
Seeding Density40,000 cells/cm2 to 80,000 cells/cm2
Population Doubling Time49 – 59 hours
ApplicationsFor Research Use Only
Unit quantity1x106 cells / 1.0 ml
Propagation Requirements
Use of PriCoatTMT25 Flasks (G299) or Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) is required for cell adhesion to the culture vessels. Grow cells inECM-coated culture vessels unless otherwise specified in the Propagation Requirements below.
The base medium for this cell line is Prigrow II medium available at abm, Cat. No. TM002. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum (TM999) to final concentration of 10%, 2 mM L-glutamine (G275), 1 mM Sodium Pyruvate Solution (TM057) and Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255) to a final concentration of 1%. Add 0.2 mg/ml of Hygromycin B (G265) once cells recover from thawing.
Carbon dioxide (CO2): 5%, Temperature: 37.0
QCSelective growth on media containing hygromycin B

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CautionFor Research Use Only
Cell TypeReporter Cells

Supporting Protocol




    Is the GFP or RFP signal localized within the cell?
    No, there is no localization tag on the GFP or RFP, so they can diffuse throughout the cell. However, if you want a localized signal, abm's Organelle Labeling Lentiviruses can be used for our Stable Cell Line Generation service. Simply ask [email protected] for a quote.
    What type of GFP or RFP do these cell lines express, and from which promoter?
    The GFP is derived from copGFP (from Pontellina plumata) and the RFP is derived from mKate2 (from Entacmaea quadricolor). They are expressed from a proximal SV40 promoter, and a more distal CMV promoter may also drive expression. If you are looking for a cell line with a specific fluorescent reporter, or with a specific promoter, abm can perform a Stable Cell Line Generation service. Simply ask [email protected] for a quote.

    • Bartonkova, I et al. "Novel stably transfected human reporter cell line AIZ-AR as a tool for an assessment of human androgen receptor transcriptional activity" PLoS One 10(3):e0121316 (2015). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121316.