NF-κB Reporter (Luc) - A549 Recombinant Stable Cell Line

Catalog #: 60625
Size: 2 vials
NF-ĸB signaling plays a pivotal role in regulating cell development and immune homeostasis. Activation of NF-ĸB through tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFR) or the TNFR superfamily member CD40 occurs upon engagement with their respective ligands TNFα or CD40L. Activation of NF-ĸB enhances cell inflammation and prevents apoptosis, which contribute to tumor development. The A549 lung epithelial cell line is ideal in an in vitro lung disease model for high throughput screening of oncogene inhibitors upstream of the NF-κB signaling pathway.
NF-ĸB luciferase reporter construct is stably integrated into the genome of A549 cells. The firefly luciferase gene is controlled by 4 copies of NF-κB response element located upstream of the TATA promoter. Following activation by stimulants, endogenous NF-ĸB transcription factors bind to the DNA response elements to induce transcription of the luciferase gene.
NF-κB cell line, NFkappaB cell line, luciferase reporter, NF-kB cell line, NFkB cell line
Growth Media:

Thaw Medium 6 (BPS #60183): DMEM medium (Hyclone #SH30243.01) supplemented with 10% FBS (Life technologies #26140-079), 1% Penicillin/Streptomycin (Hyclone SV30010.01).

Growth Medium 6B (BPS #79657): Thaw Medium 6 (BPS #60183) plus 1 mg/mL Geneticin®, G418 Sulfate (Thermo Fisher, Cat. No. 11811031).


Each vial contains ~3 x 106 cells in 1mL of 10% DMSO in FBS.
Storage / Stability:
Store in liquid nitrogen immediately upon receipt.
The NF-ĸB-luciferase / A549 cell line is suitable for monitoring the activity of NF-κB transcription factor through luminescence readout instead of using electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA).
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2. Chen W. (2011) NF-κB, a mediator for lung carcinogenesis and a target for lung cancer prevention and therapy. Front. Biosci. 16: 1172-1185.

3. Callister ME (2008) PMX464, a thiol-reactive quinol and putative thioredoxin inhibitor, inhibits NF-κB-dependent proinflammatory activation of alveolar epithelial cells. Br. J. Pharm. 155: 661-672.

4. Schmeck B (2007) Legionella pneumophilia-induced NF-κB- and MAPK-dependent cytokine release by lung epithelial cells. Eur. Respir. J. 29: 25-33


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Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.
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