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Assay Name:  Inhibition Assay
Description:  The functional activity of a test compound was determined by measuring change in intracellular calcium concentration using a calcium sensitive fluorescent dye. The change in fluorescent signal was measured by the cell imaging technology by Hamamatsu Photonics's Functional Drug Screening System (FDSS). Increase in intracellular calcium concentration was readily detected upon activation with menthol. HEK293 cells stably expressing human TRPM8 were grown in a flask. On assay day, the culture medium was removed from the flask, and cells were washed with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) and harvested with PBS containing 2 mmol/L of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt (EDTA-2Na). The cells were then incubated with assay solution containing 3 umol/L of Fura-2AM and 0.01% Pluronic F-127 for 60 minutes. Subsequently, suspended 20,000 to 50,000 cells per well were incubated with a test compound (at varying concentrations) in each well at 37° C. for 20 minutes. Change in intracellular calcium concentration evoked by 100 umol/L of menthol was measured for 2 minutes using FDSS. The 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50 value) was determined from four-point concentration-response studies. The concentration-response curve was generated using the average of quadruplicate wells for each data point.
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