A NanoBiT assay to monitor membrane proteins trafficking for drug discovery and drug development

Arfaxad Reyes-Alcaraz, Emilio Y. Lucero Garcia-Rojas, Elizabeth A. Merlinsky, Jae Young Seong, Richard A. Bond, Bradley K. McConnell

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Abstract

Internalization of membrane proteins plays a key role in many physiological functions; however, highly sensitive and versatile technologies are lacking to study such processes in real-time living systems. Here we describe an assay based on bioluminescence able to quantify membrane receptor trafficking for a wide variety of internalization mechanisms such as GPCR internalization/recycling, antibody-mediated internalization, and SARS-CoV2 viral infection. This study represents an alternative drug discovery tool to accelerate the drug development for a wide range of physiological processes, such as cancer, neurological, cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and infectious diseases including COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Article number212
JournalCommunications Biology
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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