Adrenoceptor transfection

Thomas W. Moon TMOON at
Mon Mar 18 16:37:40 EST 2002


I'm new at this business of transfection. The literature suggests 
that COS7 cells are good for expression work on beta-
adrenoceptors. We have a beta-AR from rainbow trout that we want 
to express and examine its pharmacology, but we have found that 
COS7 cells have an endogenous beta-AR that respond to 
isoproterenol. Does anyone know a cell line that we can use to 
transfect our fish beta-AR so pharmacology studies?

thanks, Tom
T.W. Moon, PhD
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