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CD40L Reporter HEK 293 Cells

HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells Unit size Cat. code Docs Qty Price
Human CD40L SEAP Reporter Cells
3-7 x 10e6 cells
hkb-cd40
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$1,304.00

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CD40L Reporter Cells

HEK-Blue™ CD40L Cells signaling pathway
HEK-Blue™ CD40L Cells signaling pathway

HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells can serve to measure the bioactivity of CD40L through the secretion of embryonic alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) upon NF-κB activation following CD40 stimulation.  CD40 Ligand (CD40L) is a protein that is primarily expressed on activated T cells and is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily. Of note, CD40L, together with its receptor CD40, plays a pivotal role in cellular and humoral immunity [1-3].

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Cell line description:

 HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells were generated by stable transfection of human embryonic kidney HEK 293 cells with the human CD40 gene and an NF-κB-inducible SEAP construct. In these cells, binding of CD40L to its receptor CD40 triggers a signaling cascade leading to the activation of NF-κB and the subsequent production of SEAP. CD40L-CD40 interaction can be monitored by assessing the levels of SEAP using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution.

HEK293 cells express endogenously the receptors for the cytokines IL-1β and TNF-α which share a common signaling pathway with CD40L. Consequently, HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells also respond to IL-1β and TNF-α. IL-1β- and TNF-α-mediated SEAP production can be blocked using neutralizing antibodies, such as anti-hIL-1β-IgG and anti-hTNF-α-IgA2 respectively.


Features of HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells:

  • Fully functional CD40L signaling pathway
  • Readily assessable SEAP reporter activity
  • Functionally tested and guaranteed mycoplasma-free


Applications of HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells:

  • Detection of human CD40L
  • Screening of anti-CD40L antibodies

 

References:

1. Karnell J.L. et al., 2019. Targeting the CD40-CD40L pathway in autoimmune diseases: Humoral immunity and beyond. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 141:92-103.
2. Laman J.D. et al., 2017. Functions of CD40 and Its Ligand, gp39 (CD40L). Crit Rev Immunol. 37(2-6):371-420.
3. Elgueta R. et al., 2009. Molecular mechanism and function of CD40/CD40L engagement in the immune system. Immunol. Rev. 229, 152–172.

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Stimulation of HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells by recombinant human CD40L. After a 24 h incubation, SEAP activity was assessed using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution and reading the optical density (O.D.) at 655 nm.

Ligand EC50 Response Ratio
CD40 20 +/- 10 ng/ml 25

Note: The response ratio was calculated by dividing the OD at 655 nm for the treated cells by the OD at 655 nm for the untreated cells.


HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells were stimulated with various human recombinant cytokines; IFNα (1000 IU/ml), IFNβ (1000 IU/ml), IFNγ (1000 IU/ml), IL-1β (100 ng/ml), IL-4 (100 ng/ml), IL-6 (100 ng/ml), IL-13 (100 ng/ml), IL-18 (100 ng/ml), TGF-β (10 ng/ml), TNF-α (100 ng/ml) and CD40L (100 ng/ml). After a 24 h incubation, SEAP activity was assessed using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution and reading the O.D. at 655 nm.

Neutralization of CD40L response
Neutralization of CD40L response

Anti-hCD40L was incubated with 5 ng/ml of hCD40L for 30 minutes prior to the addition of HEK-Blue™ CD40L cells, which were incubated with the antibody and cytokine for a further 24 h. Levels of SEAP in the supernatant were measured using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution and reading the O.D. at 655 nm.

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Specifications

Antibiotic resistance: blasticidin, Zeocin®

Growth medium: DMEM, 4.5 g/l glucose, 2 mM L-glutamine, 10% (v/v)  heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum, 100 U/ml penicillin, 100 µg/ml streptomycin, 100 µg/ml Normocin™

Guaranteed mycoplasma-free

Screen for molecules that interfere with CD40L-CD40 cross-talk

Detection range for human CD40L: 5 ng - 1 μg/ml

 

This product is covered by a Limited Use License (See Terms and Conditions).

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Contents

  • 1 vial containing 3-7 x 106 cells
  • 1 ml of Blasticidin (10 mg/ml)
  • 1 ml of Zeocin® (100 mg/ml)
  • 1 ml Normocin™ (50 mg/ml)
  • 1 ml of QB reagent and 1 ml of QB buffer (sufficient to prepare 100 ml of QUANTI-Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection reagent)

Dry Ice Shipped on dry ice (Europe, USA, Canada and some areas in Asia)

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Details

CD40 Ligand (CD40L), also known as CD154, TRAP or gp39, is a type II transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family. It is mainly expressed in CD4+-T cells and interacts with CD40 on antigen-presenting cells to regulate both humoral and cellular immune responses [1-3].

The CD40 cytoplasmic domain binds directly to several TNF receptor-associated factors (TRAFs), and this interaction is thought to initiate CD40 signaling. CD40-mediated signaling results in NF-κB, c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation. CD40L-CD40 interactions are thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of many diseases [4,  5].

 

1. Karnell J.L. et al., 2019. Targeting the CD40-CD40L pathway in autoimmune diseases: Humoral immunity and beyond. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 141:92-103.
2. Laman J.D. et al., 2017. Functions of CD40 and Its Ligand, gp39 (CD40L). Crit Rev Immunol. 37(2-6):371-420.
3. Elgueta R. et al., 2009. Molecular mechanism and function of CD40/CD40L engagement in the immune system. Immunol. Rev. 229, 152–172.
4. Seijkens T. et al., 2013. CD40–CD40L: Linking pancreatic, adipose tissue and vascular inflammation in type 2 diabetes and its complications. Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research. 10: 115 - 122.
5. Daoussis D. et al., 2004. Targeting CD40L: a promising therapeutic approach. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 11(4):635-41.

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