GITR / NF-κB Luciferase Reporter (Luc) - Jurkat Cell Line

Catalog #: 60546
Size: 2 vials
Glucocorticoid-induced TNFR-related protein (GITR) is a member of the TNFR superfamily, expressed in a number of cells including T cells, natural killer (NK) cells and antigen-presenting cells (APC). GITRL, GITR’s natural ligand, is expressed mainly by APCs and GITR:GITRL interaction is important for activation of the immune system. Agonistic antibodies targeting GITR are actively being pursued as potential immuno-oncology therapies.
This cell line expresses a surface human GITR (glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family related gene; TNFRSF18; CD357) and an NF-ĸB luciferase reporter construct that are stably integrated into the genome of Jurkat T-cells. The firefly luciferase gene is controlled by 4 copies of NF-kB 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.
Supplied As:
Each vial contains ~2 x 106 cells in 1 ml of 10% DMSO in FBS.
Host Cell line:
Mycoplasma Testing:
This cell line has been screened using the MycoAlert™ Mycoplasma Detection Kit (Cat. #LT07-118) to confirm the absence of Mycoplasma contamination. MycoAlert Assay Control Set (Cat. #LT07-518) was used as a positive control.
Growth Media:

Thaw Medium 2 (BPS Cat. #60184): RPMI1640 medium (Life Technologies, #A10491-01) supplemented with 10% FBS (Life Technologies, #26140-079), 1% Penicillin/Streptomycin (Hyclone, #SV30010.01).

Growth Medium 2C (BPS Cat. #79592): Thaw Medium 2 (BPS Cat. #60184), plus 100 µg/ml Hygromycin (Thermo Fisher, #10687010) and 1 mg/ml G418 (Thermo Fisher, #11811031).

Storage / Stability:
Store in liquid nitrogen immediately upon receipt.
The GITR NF-ĸB-luciferase/Jurkat cell line is suitable for monitoring the activity of NF-kB signaling in response to GITR ligand (GITRL).

Esparza, E.M. and Arch, R.H. (2005) Glucocorticoid-Induced TNF Receptor, a Costimulatory Receptor on Naïve and Activated T Cells, Uses TNF Receptor-Associated Factor 2 in a Novel Fashion as an Inhibitor of NF-kB Activation. J Immunology. 174: 7875-7882.


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