Visualizing fixed cells and tissues only gives snapshots of cellular processes. To have a better insight into dynamic events ocurring in the cells or to vizualize interactions between various cellular components in real time (e.g., proteins, organelles, second messengers…), powerful microscopic approaches have been developed over the past decade. This post will review the recent live cell imaging probes developed by Goryo Chemicalsand available in Europe through tebu-bio.
G Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCR) and ion channels are important targets in drug development. Both target classes represent membrane proteins which require convenient and robust cell-based assays for screening campaigns. Usually used as readout of such screenings, intracellular Calcium concentration implies the use of Ca2+ indicators able to meet demanding expectations of researchers engaged in assay development and screenings. [Read more…]