Extracellular antibodies are ideal research tools for cell-surface proteins.
No permeabilization/fixation because using extracellular antibodies allows you to work with live cells!
Benefits of live cell imaging:
✓ Monitor cell movement
✓ Study protein transport across the cell
✓ Investigate protein internalization
Calcitonin receptor (CTR) is a class B G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) that signals via activation of cAMP and protein kinase C (PKC). It is one of 15 human class B GPCRs. Apart from CTR, calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CTLR) is the only other B-class GPCR to bind calcitonin. To date, there are three known human CTR mRNA isoforms arising from alternative splicing.