Cellular dielectric spectroscopy (CDS) is a novel technology enabling pharmacological evaluation of multiple receptor types with a label-free cell-based assay. We evaluated activities of a family of ligand-gated channels, transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channels by an electrical impedance-based biosensor (CellKey™ system) using CDS. Measures of both potency (EC50) and efficacy (Emax) of these agonists with CellKey™ were almost identical to those made using the traditional Ca2+ influx assay in TRPV1- or TRPA1-expressing cells, suggesting that CellKey™ is a simpler and easier means of evaluating TRP activities.
- CellKey™ system
- Cellular dielectric spectroscopy