BMP Responsive Immortalized Reporter (BRITER) Cell Line

T31051x106 cells / 1.0 ml


DescriptionBone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are useful as therapeutic agents to promote the regeneration of bone at the site of trauma following bone fracture, spinal injury or surgery but are limited due to systemic-wide side effects, the necessity of specialized delivery systems, and the short half lives of the compounds in vivo.

The BMP Responsive Immortalized Reporter (BRITER) Cell Line was generated in order to conduct high-thoroughput chemical and molecular genetic screening to identify a novel small molecule alternative activator of BMP signaling. The cells are immortalized tamoxifen inducible Bmp2; Bmp4 double conditional knockout murine calvarial osteoblast cells expressing a BMP Response Element(BRE)-dependent Firefly Luciferase (FFLuc) gene and an SV40 promoter/enhancer-dependent Renilla Luciferase (RRLuc) gene. FFLuc activity increases in response to BMP signaling activity while the RRLuc gene acts as an internal control to limit the number of false-positives resulting from non-specific activation of cellular processes, such as cell proliferation. In addition the sensitivity to exogenous BMP signaling can be intensified through the addition of 4-hydroxytamoxifen, which reduces the level of endogenous BMP signaling through the knockout of the Bmp2 and Bmp4 genes resulting in a specific and highly efficient reporter of BRE activation.
SpeciesMouse (M. musculus)
Species descriptionBmp2c/c;Bmp4c/c; R26CreER Neonatal Mouse
Tissue/Organ/Organ SystemSkeletal
Growth PropertiesAdherent
Cell MorphologyMultipolar
Seeding Density10,000 cells/cm2
Population Doubling Time20 - 30 hours
ApplicationsFor Research Use Only
Unit quantity1x106 cells / 1.0 ml
Pharmaceutical TargetReporters
CautionFor Research Use Only
Cell TypeDrug Discovery Cells
Expression ProfileOsterix, CollA1, BSP, Runx, Osteocalcin, Alkaline phosphatase
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 III medium available at abm, Cat. No. TM003. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum (TM999) to a final concentration of 10% and Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255) to a final concentration of 1%.
Carbon dioxide (CO2): 5%, Temperature: 37.0°C.

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