PubMed 24510464

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Automatically associated channels: KCNK3 , KCNK9 , SK3

Title: Stable cell line of human SH-SY5Y uniformly expressing TWIK-related acid-sensitive potassium channel and eGFP fusion.

Authors: Chaokun Li, Linyu Wei, Hongbo Jiang, Linlin Shan, Xinjuan Li, Na Lu, Guohong Wang, Dongliang Li

Journal, date & volume: Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 2014 Mar , 172, 3253-62

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TWIK-related acid-sensitive potassium channels (TASK3) are pharmacological targets of CNS inflammation induced by acidification. They function as molecular switches between survival and death of neurons. In this report, TASK3 cloned from human brain cDNA was tagged with enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP), and the fusion gene was transiently expressed in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. A cell line stably expressing TASK-eGFP fusion proteins was generated from transient expression cells by using fluorescence-activated cell sorting followed by antibiotic selection. The uniform expression of TASK3 fusion proteins was further confirmed by flow cytometry. Moreover, the localization of TASK3 tagged with eGFP was checked by confocal microcopy. TASK3-eGFP fusion proteins are observed on the SH-SY5Y cell membrane. The strategies using eGFP as a fusion tag facilitate the monitoring of the TASK3 expression and enable the successful employment of FACS for screening and construction of cell lines stably expressing TASK3. The TASK3 overexpression cell line will lay a fundamental for the in vitro evaluation of TASK3 function during hypoxic/ischemic injury.