Glucocorticoids have profound effects on macrophage function and are widely used as anti-inflammatory drugs. Glucocorticoids receptor (GR) ligand binding capacity is a major determinant of cellular glucocorticoid sensitivity. The number and affinity of GR can be measured in a whole cell binding assay using (3)H-dexamethasone. Here, we describe a rapid and simple microplate assay for GR measurement using the human promonocytic cell line THP-1.
- Cell Line
- Immunologic Techniques
- Receptors, Glucocorticoid/metabolism