TrkA Stable T17 Cell Line

T31581x106 cells / 1.0 ml


DescriptionTrkA Stable T17 Cell Line expresses rat TrkA (Tropomyosin receptor kinase A) after TrkA plasmid was successfully transfected into SN56 cells and were selected in the presence of G418. TrkA is the receptor for neurotrophins, such as nerve growth factor (NGF), which plays essential role in the nervous system – in particular apoptotic cell death prevention, and/or the promotion of cellular differentiation and axon elongation in neurons. Researchers may use the TrkA Stable T17 Cell Line to screen for NGF-like compounds that would act as TrkA agonists to study the mechanisms of the signaling pathways and affects NGF. The lack of TrkA has been associated with the neurodegenerative processes and thus the cell line is a valuable tool to conduct related studies.

abm has available the TrkB Stable T48 Cell Line (T3159), which can be used to screen BDNF-like (brain-derived neurotrophic factor –like) compounds as well.
SpeciesMouse (M. musculus)
Species descriptionMouse
Tissue/Organ/Organ SystemBrain
Growth PropertiesAdherent
Cell MorphologyPolygonal
Seeding DensityThaw entire contents into an appropriate T25 flask as specified in the Propagation instructions.
ApplicationsFor Research Use Only
Unit quantity1x106 cells / 1.0 ml
Pharmaceutical TargetKinases
CautionFor Research Use Only
Cell TypeDrug Discovery Cells
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 to final concentration of fetal bovine serum (TM999) to a final concentration of 10%, 1 mM Sodium Pyruvate Solution(TM057), Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255) to a final concentration of 1%, and 300 mg/ml G418 (G271).
Carbon dioxide (CO2): 5%, Temperature: 37.0°C.
QCSelection with 300 mg/ml G418

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DepositorEmory University

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