Nav1.8/β2 - HEK293 Recombinant Cell Line

Catalog #: 60521
Size: 2 vials
Species: Human
Host Species: HEK293 Cells, tetracycline-inducible
Genbank #: NP_006505.2, NM_004588
Nav1.8 is a voltage gated type X, alpha subunit sodium channel which in humans is encoded by the SCN10A gene. It is expressed in nociceptors and has been proposed as a target for the development of new analgesics. Mice deficient in Nav1.8 have deficits in sensing inflammatory pain (initiated by tissue damage/inflammation) and visceral pain (initiated by damage or injury to internal organs) but not neuropathic pain. Native sodium channels are complexes composed of the pore-forming α subunit and an auxiliary β subunit. The sodium channel β2 subunit, encoded by the SCN2B gene, increases current amplitude and surface expression of sodium ion channels.
Stable recombinant HEK293 cell line expressing tetracycline-inducible human Nav1.8 (Genbank #NP_006505.2) fused to Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) [Ex. ~395 nm, 475 nm; em ~510 nm] and the human sodium channel β2 subunit (Genbank #NM_004588; SCN2B). Nav1.8 is also known as tetrodotoxin-resistant voltage-gated sodium channel type X (SCN10A).
Host Cell line:
HEK293 Cells
Mycoplasma Testing:
The cell line is confirmed for absence of Mycoplasma species using the PCR-based VenorGeM® Mycoplasma Detection kit (Sigma Aldrich).
Growth Media:

Thaw Medium 4 (BPS Cat. #60181): DMEM/F12 (1:1) (Hyclone # SH30271.01) supplemented with 10% FBS (Life Technologies #26140-079), 1% Penicillin/Streptomycin (Hyclone # SV30010)

Growth Medium 4B (BPS Cat. #79554) : Thaw Medium 4 (BPS Cat. #60181) plus 10 µg/ml Blasticidin (Life Technologies # R210-01), 200 µg /ml Zeocin (Invivogen # ant-zn-1p), and 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B (Hyclone #SV30070.01)

Cells should be grown at 37°C with 5% CO2 using Growth Medium 4B.

Each vial contains ~1 X 106 cells in 10% DMSO solution
Instructions for use:
See product datasheet for detailed protocol.
Storage / Stability:
Immediately upon receipt, store in liquid nitrogen.
Drug compound screening. Functional assays. Efficient antigen for mouse immunization

1. Catterall, W.A. et al. Pharmacol. Rev. 57 (4): 397–409 (2005).
2. Muzny, D.M., et al. Nature 440:1194-1198 (2006).
3. Wilson, D.S., et al. Protein Expression and Purification 23 (3): 440–446 (2001).


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Amino Acid Sequence:
A synthetic codon-optimized DNA sequence encoding human Nav1.8 (SCN10A gene) with C-terminal GFP-tag and C-terminal Streptavidin-Binding Peptide (SBP)-tag, and the SCN2B gene encoding human β2 subunit with C-terminal FLAG-tag are stably integrated in tetracycline-inducible HEK293 cells.
Scientific Category:
Ion Channel
Product Type:
Cell Lines
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