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Patch-Clamp Biosensor Method

  • Seiji Hayashi
  • Makoto Tominaga
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)

Abstract

Cells or membranes with ligand-gated ion channels endogenously expressed in cultured cells or heterologously expressed in HEK293 cells can be used as biosensors with a patch-clamp technique to detect small amounts of locally released bioactive substances that are known to activate ionotropic receptors with high affinity. We describe a detailed procedure for a patch-clamp biosensor method by focusing on the detection of ATP using undifferentiated PC12 and HEK293 cells expressing P2X2 ion channels.

Keywords

PC12 Cell Sensor Cell Bioactive Substance Inlet Tube Patch Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Discovery Research LaboratoryNippon Shinyaku Co., LtdKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Division of Cell SignalingOkazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience (National Institute for Physiological Sciences), National Institutes of Natural SciencesOkazakiJapan
  3. 3.Department of Physiological SciencesThe Graduate University for Advanced StudiesOkazakiJapan

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