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Assay Name:  Stimulation of sGC Enzyme Activity
Description:  Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) converts on stimulation GTP into cGMP and pyrophosphate (PPi). PPi is detected with the aid of the assay described below. The signal produced in the assay increases as the reaction progresses and serves as a measure of the sGC enzyme activity under the given stimulation.To carry out the assay, 29 μl of enzyme solution [0-10 nM soluble guanylate cyclase (prepared according to Honicka et al., J. Mol. Med. 77, 14-23 (1999)) in 50 mM TEA, 2 mM MgCl2, 0.1% BSA (fraction V), 0.005% BrijŪ, pH 7.5] are initially introduced into a microplate, and 1 μl of the substance to be tested (as a serially diluted solution in DMSO) is added. The mixture is incubated at room temperature for 10 min. Then 20 μl of detection mix [1.2 nM Firefly Luciferase (Photinus pyralis luciferase, Promega), 29 μM dehydroluciferin (prepared according to Bitler & McElroy, Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 72, 358 (1957)), 122 μM luciferin (Promega), 153 μM ATP (Sigma) and 0.4 mM DTT (Sigma) in 50 mM TEA, 2 mM MgCl2, 0.1% BSA (fraction V), 0.005% BrijŪ, pH 7.5] are added. The enzyme reaction is started by adding 20 μl of substrate solution [1.25 mM guanosine 5′-triphosphate (Sigma) in 50 mM TEA, 2 mM MgCl2, 0.1% BSA (fraction V), 0.005% Brij, pH 7.5] and measured continuously in a luminometer. The extent of the stimulation by the substance to be tested can be determined relative to the signal of the unstimulated reaction.The activation of haem-free guanylate cyclase is examined by addition of 25 μM of 1H-1,2,4-oxadiazolo[4,3-a]quinoxalin-1-one (ODQ) to the enzyme solution and subsequent incubation for 30 minutes and compared to the stimulation of the native enzyme.
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