Detection of mGluR5 in MG‑63 Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry. MG‑63 human osteosarcoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human mGluR5 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB4514, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # MAB002, open histogram), followed by Allophycocyanin-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG F(ab')2 Secondary Antibody (Catalog # F0101B). To facilitate intracellular staining, cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde and permeabilized with saponin.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Human metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5; also mGluR5b) is a 150 kDa 7-transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to group I of the C-family of G-protein coupled receptors. mGluR5 is constitutively expressed and regulates neuronal ion channel activity. Human mGluR5 is 1212 aa in length and contains an extracellular domain (ECD) of 558 amino acids. Through its ECD, mGluR5 either homodimerizes or heterodimerizes with the Ca++-sensor receptor. There is one alternate splice form (mGluR5a) that shows a 32 aa deletion between aa 877‑908 in the cytoplasmic tail. Over aa 19‑509, human mGluR5 is 98% aa identical to mouse, rat, and dog mGluR5.