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THP1-Dual™ KO-MyD Cells

THP1-Dual KO-MyD Cells Unit size Cat. code Docs Qty Price
Human THP-1 Monocytes - MyD88 knockout NF-kB-SEAP and IRF-Lucia Reporter
3-7 x 10e6 cells
thpd-komyd
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$1,373.00

June, 18th 2018 - CONTENTS UPDATE NOTIFICATION
Please note that, for your convenience, these cells are now provided with QUANTI-Blue™ Solution.

MyD88 knockout dual reporter monocytes

THP1-Dual KO-MyD cells were specifically designed to monitor MyD88-mediated signaling.

They were generated from THP1-Dualcells by stable knockout of the MyD88 gene. They stably express two inducible secreted reporter genes: Lucia luciferase and SEAP (secreted embryonic alkaline phosphatase).
The Lucia luciferase reporter gene is under the control of an ISG54 (interferon-stimulated gene) minimal promoter in conjunction with five IFN-stimulated response elements.
The SEAP gene is driven by an IFN-β minimal promoter fused to five copies of the NF-κB consensus transcriptional response element and three copies of the c-Rel binding site.
As a result, they allow the simultaneous study of the IFN regulatory factor (IRF) pathway, by assessing the activity of Lucia luciferase and the NF-κB pathway, by monitoring the activity of SEAP. Both reporter proteins are readily measurable in the cell culture supernatant when using QUANTI‑Luc, a Lucia™ detection reagent and QUANTI-Blue, a SEAP detection reagent.

THP1-Dual™ KO‑MyD cells are unable to respond to the activation of receptors whose signaling is dependent on MyD88, such as TLR2, TLR4, TLR5, TLR8 and IL-1Rs.
These cells remain responsive to MyD88‑independent receptors, such as NOD1 and TNFR. Activation of the IRF pathway is unaffected by the knockout of the MyD88 gene.

THP1-Dual™ KO-MyD cells are resistant to the selectable markers blasticidin and Zeocin.


MyD88-dependent and -independent responses in THP1-Dual™ and THP1-Dual™ KO-MyD cells. Cells were incubated with 1 ng/ml Pam3CSK4 (TLR1/2 ligand), 100 ng/ml LPS-EB Ultrapure (TLR4 ligand), 1 µg/ml FLA-ST Ultrapure (TLR5 ligand), 10 µg/ml R848 (TLR7/8 ligand), 1 µg/ml C12-iE-DAP (NOD1 ligand), 1 ng/ml IL-1β, and 1 ng/ml TNF-α. After a 24h incubation, NF-kB activation was determined using QUANTI-Blue™, a SEAP detection reagent, and by reading the optical density (OD) at 655 nm.

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Specifications

Antibiotic resistance: Zeocin™blasticidin

Growth medium: RPMI 1640, 2 mM L-glutamine, 25 mM HEPES, 10% heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum, 100 μg/ml Normocin™, Pen-Strep (100 U/ml-100 μg/ml)

Quality control
Biallelic MyD88 knockout is verified by functional assays, PCR and DNA sequencing.
These cells are guaranteed mycoplasma-free.

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

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Contents

  • 1 vial of THP1-Dual™ KO-MyD cells (3-7 x 106 cells) in freezing medium
  • 1 ml of Normocin™ (50 mg/ml). Normocin™ is a formulation of three antibiotics active against mycoplasmas, bacteria and fungi.
  • 1 ml of Zeocin™ (100 mg/ml)
  • 1 ml of Blasticidin (10 mg/ml)
  • 1 pouch of QUANTI-Luc™
  • 1 ml of QB reagent and 1 ml of QB buffer (sufficient to prepare 100 ml of QUANTI-Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection reagent)

Shipped on dry ice

IMPORTANT: Cells are shipped frozen. If cells are not frozen upon arrival, contact InvivoGen immediately.

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Description

THP1 reporter cells are a family of cells derived from the human monocytic THP-1 cell line, which naturally expresses many pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs), including Toll-like receptors.

They respond to ligands for certain TLRs; namely, TLR2, TLR1/2, TLR2/6, TLR4, TLR5 and TLR8. These cells can also be used to study DNA sensing pathways, as they are highly responsive to PRR agonists that trigger interferon (IFN) signaling pathways.

THP1‑Dual™ cells feature two reporter genes that enable the simultaneous study of the NF-κB and IFN signaling pathways.

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