David Meredith

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The monocarboxylate cotransporter (MCT) family now comprises 14 members, of which only the first four (MCT1–MCT4) have been demonstrated experimentally to catalyse the proton-linked transport of metabolically important monocarboxylates such as lactate, pyruvate and ketone bodies. SLC16A10 (T-type amino-acid transporter-1, TAT1) is an aromatic amino acid(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified many risk loci for complex diseases, but effect sizes are typically small and information on the underlying biological processes is often lacking. Associations with metabolic traits as functional intermediates can overcome these problems and potentially inform individualized therapy. Here we report a(More)
Growth in normal and tumour cells is regulated by evolutionarily conserved extracellular inputs from the endocrine insulin receptor (InR) signalling pathway and by local nutrients. Both signals modulate activity of the intracellular TOR kinase, with nutrients at least partly acting through changes in intracellular amino acid levels mediated by amino acid(More)
Translocation of monocarboxylate transporters MCT1 and MCT4 to the plasma membrane requires CD147 (basigin) with which they remain tightly associated. However, the importance of CD147 for MCT activity is unclear. MCT1 and MCT4 are both inhibited by the cell-impermeant organomercurial reagent p-chloromercuribenzene sulfonate (pCMBS). Here we demonstrate by(More)
We investigate the requirements of Scientific Workflows in context of the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS/ BPEL. The complexity, unpredictability and inter-dependency of the components in a scientific workflow often demand flexibility in a workflowlanguage in order to support; 1) exception handling, 2) recovery from uncertain(More)
T1R taste receptors are present throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Glucose absorption comprises active absorption via SGLT1 and facilitated absorption via GLUT2 in the apical membrane. Trafficking of apical GLUT2 is rapidly up-regulated by glucose and artificial sweeteners, which act through T1R2 + T1R3/alpha-gustducin to activate PLC beta2 and PKC(More)
1. The monocarboxylate transporter (MCT, SLC16) family comprises 14 members, of which to date only MCT1-4 have been shown to carry monocarboxylates, transporting important metabolic compounds such as lactate, pyruvate and ketone bodies in a proton-coupled manner. The transport of such compounds is fundamental for metabolism, and the tissue locations,(More)
The monocarboxylate (lactate) transporters MCT1 and MCT4 require the membrane-spanning glycoprotein CD147 for their correct plasma membrane expression and function. We have successfully expressed CD147 and MCT1 tagged on their C or N termini with either the cyan (CFP) or yellow (YFP) variants of green fluorescent protein. The tagged proteins were correctly(More)
The cotransport of protons and peptides is now recognised as a major route by which dietary nitrogen is absorbed from the intestine, and filtered protein reabsorbed in the kidney. Recently, molecular biology has had a very substantial impact on the study of peptide transport, and here we review the molecular and functional information available within the(More)
  • David Meredith
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 2009
The proton-coupled diand tripeptide transporter PepT1 (SLC15a1) is the major route by which dietary nitrogen is taken up from the small intestine, as well as being the route of entry for important therapeutic (pro)drugs such as the b-lactam antibiotics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and antiviral and anti-cancer agents. PepT1 is a member of the(More)