Glutamate Receptors

Glutamate Receptor Screening Assays

Glutamate Receptors

Ionotropic glutamate receptors are ligand-gated ion channels which are activated by the neurotransmitter glutamate. Ionotropic glutamate receptors can be divided into 4 subgroups (NMDA, AMPA, kainate and delta receptors), based on their pharmacology and sequence similarity. Ionotropic glutamate receptors mediate excitatory synaptic transmission throughout the CNS and are involved in the synaptic plasticity of learning and memory.

SB Drug Discovery has developed stable glutamate receptor cell lines and validated screening & profiling assays for HTS, lead optimization studies and selectivity profiling. Our assays have been validated by experienced in-house electrophysiologists using rigorously optimized SOPs to ensure data of the highest quality and consistency.


NMDA Selectivity Assays

NMDA screening assay

NMDA Assays: Screen compounds against individual NMDA subtypes or profile for selectivity across all NMDA receptors.

AMPA Screening Assay

AMPA GLUR2 assay

AMPA screening: Screen compounds against the AMPA receptor GluR2 using fluorescence-based FLIPR technology. 

Electrophysiology Assays

NMDA receptor electrophysiology
NMDA receptor electrophysiology

NMDA receptor electrophysiology: High throughput electrophysiology assays available for assessment of glutamate receptor agonists, antagonists and allosteric modulators.


Glutamate Receptor Assays

NMDA NR1/2A NMDA NR1/2B NMDA NR1/2C NMDA NR1/2D
AMPA (GluR2)      

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Ion channel cell lines
Ion channel screening