Zhu, Q.J., Kong, F.S., Xu, H., Wang, Y., Du, C.P., Sun, C.C., Liu, Y., Li, T. and Hou, X.Y.
Notes: In this study the authors looked for molecular mechanisms underlying the role of kainite receptors in ischemic stroke. In their studies, the researchers examined binding of Src kinase to GluK2, and the site of this interaction. A GST pulldown assay confirmed a direct interaction between GluK2 and Src in vitro. Then a bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) assay was used to examine this GluK2-Src interaction in live HEK293 cells, using NanoLuc® Luciferase as the energy donor, and HaloTag-labeled GluK2 as the energy acceptor. As reported, the co-expression of NLuc and HaloTag® fusions resulted in a significant NanoBRET ratio. The authors added untagged GluK2 as a competitor of the GluK2-HaloTag and Src-NLuc interaction, which resulted in reduction of the NanoBRET ratio. These results demonstrated that GluK2 interacts directly with Src in living cells. The GloMax® Discover Detection System was used to measure the output of these assays.
Their source of NanoLuc® Luciferase and HaloTag® tags was the NanoBRET™ PPI Starter System (Cat.# N1811, N1821). (4696)