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Assay Method Information

Assay Name:  Cell Based Assay
Description:  TRKA co-expressed with p75: The assays are based upon DiscoveRx's proprietary Enzyme Fragment Complementation (EFC) technology. In the case of the TRK cell lines, the enzyme acceptor (EA) protein is fused to a SH2 protein and the TRK receptor of interest has been tagged with a Prolink tag. Cryopreserved PathHunter cells are used from either in-house produced batches or bulk batches bought directly from DiscoveRx. Cryopreserved cells are resuscitated, spun 1000 rpm for 4 min to remove freezing media, and resuspended in MEM+0.5% horse serum (both Invitrogen) to 5e^5 cells/ml. The cells are then plated using a Multidrop into Greiner white tissue culture treated plates at 20 μl/well and incubated for 24 h at 37 °C., 5% CO2, high humidity. On the day of the assay, the cell plates are allowed to cool to room temperature for 30 min prior to the assay. 4 mM stock solutions of test compounds are prepared and serially diluted in 100% DMSO. A standard curve using the compound of Example 135, WO2005/116035 at a top concentration of 150 μM is also prepared on each test plate. High percentage effect (HPE) is defined by 150 μM of the compound of Example 135, WO2005/116035 and 0% effect (ZPE) is defined by 100% DMSO. Plates containing 1 μl of serially diluted compound, standard and HPE/ZPE are diluted 1/66 in assay buffer (PBS minus Ca2+, minus Mg2+ with 0.05% pluronic F127) using a Wellmate. Using a Platemate Plus, 5 μl of 1/66 diluted test compounds is then transferred to the cell plate and allowed to reach equilibrium by incubating for 30 min at room temperature before addition of agonist stimulus: 10 μl/well of 2 nM (0.571 nM FAC) of the cognate neurotrophin (Peprotech) diluted in agonist buffer (HBSS with 0.25% BSA). Final assay concentration of the test compounds is 8.66 μM, (the compound of Example 135, WO2005/116035 FAC is 0.325 μM). The plates are left at room temperature for a further 2 hours before addition of 10 μl of the DiscoveRx PathHunter detection reagent (made up by adding 1 part Galacton Star, 5 parts Emerald II and 19 parts Cell Assay Buffer as per the manufacturer's instructions). After reagent addition, plates are covered and incubated at room temperature for 60 minutes. Luminescence signal is read using an Envision.
Affinity data for this assay
 

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