WARF: P03207US

  • Assigned to WARF as biological material.

Human Heart Sodium Channel Beta1 Subunit (SCNB1)


Jonathan Makielski, Bin Ye

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing a cell line that stably expresses the beta1 subunit of the human heart sodium channel.
OVERVIEWThe human heart sodium channel beta1 subunit (SCNB1) is a protein encoded by a single gene. It interacts with the alpha subunit to alter the functional properties of the channel. In addition, SCNB1 is thought to be a cell adhesion molecule and may have multiple effects on other proteins.
THE INVENTIONThe beta1 subunit of the human heart sodium channel is now available as a biomaterial through WARF. SCNB1 was first cloned in the early 1990s. UW-Madison researchers have now re-cloned this subunit and created a cell line that stably expresses it.
  • Drug testing and screening
  • Determining which molecules interact with SCNB1
  • May be co-expressed with alpha subunits of the sodium channel to more faithfully capture normal sodium channel function for electrophysiological and pharmacological studies.
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