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Assay Name:  Dose Response confirmation of uHTS hits from a small molecule antagonists of the APJ receptor via a luminescent beta-arrestin assay
Description:  Data Source: Sanford-Burnham Center for Chemical Genomics (SBCCG) Source Affiliation: Sanford- Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute(SBMRI, San Diego, CA) Network: NIH Molecular Libraries Production Centers Network (MLPCN) Grant Number: 1R21NS059422-01 Assay Provider: Dr. Layton Smith, Sanford- Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Currently there are no small molecule tools to investigate the biological functions of apelin and its receptor. Apelin is the endogenous peptide ligand for the G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) APJ (angiotensin II receptor-like 1, AGTRL-1 and APLNR). Until the discovery of apelin, APJ was an orphan GPCR. APJ is coupled to Gai, and has been shown in cell culture to inhibit adenylate cyclase. The APJ gene encodes a receptor that most closely resembles the angiotensin receptor AT1. However, the APJ receptor does not bind angiotensin II. Underscoring the emerging importance of the apelin/APJ system, recent studies have shown that apelin reduces the
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