TMEM16B (ANO2) - HEK293 Recombinant Cell line

Catalog #: 90332
Size: 2 vials
Species: Human
Genbank #: NM_001278596

Calcium-activated chloride channels (CaCCs) are involved in a variety of physiological functions including smooth muscle contraction and olfaction. TMEM16B (ANO2) has been identified as a CaCC that is activated by intracellular Ca2+ and Ca2+-mobilizing stimuli. It has eight putative transmembrane segments and is permeable to monovalent anions.

Recombinant HEK293 cell line expressing human TMEM16B (transmembrane protein 16B, also called as anoctamin 2, calcium-activated chloride channel (ANO2), accession number NM_001278596).
TMEM16B, transmembrane protein 16B, anoctamin 2, calcium-activated chloride channel, ANO2
Supplied As:
Each vial contains ~1.5 X 106 cells in 1 ml of 10% DMSO.
Biological Activity:

Human TMEM16B channel has been stably expressed in HEK293 cell line and its expression was confirmed by Western blotting. The CaCC activity of TMEM16B was characterized by an assay based on a halidesensitive yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) mutant whose fluorescence is quenched by increasing halide concentration. When TMEM16B-expressed HEK293 cells were stimulated with ionomycin to raise the intracellular level of Ca2+, TMEM16B produced I- influx in HEK293, triggering a rapid decrease of fluorescence by the transfected YFP mutant. The ionomycin-induced I- influx through TMEM16B was blocked by niflumic acid, a CaCC channel blocker.

Host Cell line:
HEK293 cells
Mycoplasma Testing:
The cell line has been screened using the PCR-based Venorâ„¢GeM Mycoplasma Detection kit (Sigma-Aldrich) to confirm the absence of Mycoplasma species.
Growth Media:

Thaw Medium 1 (BPS Cat. #60187): MEM medium (Hyclone #SH30024.01) supplemented with 10% FBS (Invitrogen #26140-079), 1% non-essential amino acids (Hyclone #SH30238.01), 1 mM Na pyruvate (Hyclone #SH30239.01), 1% Penicillin/Streptomycin (Hyclone SV30010.01)

Growth Medium 1F (BPS Cat. #79540): Thaw Medium 1 (BPS Cat. #60187) plus 100 µg/ml of Hygromycin B (Hyclone #SV30070.01) to ensure the recombinant expression is maintained. It may be necessary to adjust the percentage of CO2 in the incubator, depending on the NaHCO3 level in the basal medium. TMEM16B-HEK293 cells should exhibit a typical cell division time of approximately 24 hours.

Instructions for use:
See data sheet for detailed culturing and assay protocol.
Storage / Stability:

Store in liquid nitrogen immediately upon receipt.

• Drug compound screening for activators or inhibitors of TMEM16B
• Functional assays for TMEM16B
• Efficient antigen for mouse immunization

1. Verkman A.S. and Galietta L.J.V. (2009) Cholide channels as drug targets. Nature Reviews 8:153-171.

2. Scudieri P. et al. (2012) The anoctamin family: TMEM16A and TMEM16B as calciumactivated chloride channels. Exp. Physiol. 97(2):177-183.

3. Stöhr H. et al. (2009) TMEM16B, a novel protein with calcium-dependent chloride channel activity, associates with a presynaptic protein complex in photoreceptor terminals. J. Neurosci. 29(21):6809-6818.


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Avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Scientific Category:
Ion Channel
Product Type:
Cell Line
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