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The doxorubicin-selected lung cancer cell line H69AR is resistant to many chemotherapeutic agents. However, like most tumor samples from individuals with this disease, it does not overexpress P-glycoprotein, a transmembrane transport protein that is dependent on adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and is associated with multidrug resistance. Complementary DNA(More)
We have previously identified and characterized a novel member of the ATP-binding cassette superfamily of transport proteins, multidrug resistance protein (MRP), and subsequently demonstrated that its overexpression is sufficient to confer multidrug resistance on previously sensitive cells (Cole et al., Science (Washington DC), 258: 1650-1654, 1992; Grant(More)
Multidrug Resistance Proteins (MRPs), together with the cystic fibrosis conductance regulator (CFTR/ABCC7) and the sulfonylurea receptors (SUR1/ABCC8 and SUR2/ABCC9) comprise the 13 members of the human "C" branch of the ATP binding cassette (ABC) superfamily. All C branch proteins share conserved structural features in their nucleotide binding domains(More)
The multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) is the product of an ATP-binding cassette transporter gene overexpressed in some tumor cells resistant to antineoplastic agents. We studied the transport function of MRP in membrane vesicles prepared from HeLa cells transfected with an MRP expression vector and overexpressing this 190-kDa membrane(More)
The 190-kDa multidrug resistance protein (MRP) has recently been associated with the transport of cysteinyl leukotrienes and several glutathione (GSH) S-conjugates. In the present study, we have examined the transport of leukotriene C4 (LTC4) in membrane vesicles from MRP-transfected HeLa cells (T14), as well as drug-selected H69AR lung cancer cells which(More)
Amplification of the gene encoding multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) and overexpression of its cognate mRNA have been detected in multidrug-resistant cell lines derived from several different tumor types. To establish whether or not the increase in MRP is responsible for drug resistance in these cell lines, we have transfected HeLa cells with(More)
Nitrosamine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) and its metabolite 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) play a crucial role in the induction of lung cancer, and NNAL-O-glucuronide formation and elimination are important steps in detoxification of these compounds. In the present study, we investigated the ATP-binding cassette(More)
The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins comprise a large superfamily of transmembrane transporters that utilize the energy of ATP hydrolysis to translocate their substrates across biological membranes. Multidrug resistance protein (MRP) 2 (ABCC2) belongs to subfamily C of the ABC superfamily and, when overexpressed in tumor cells, confers resistance to a(More)
Multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1/ABCC1) belongs to the ATP-binding cassette transporter superfamily and is capable of conferring resistance to a broad range of chemotherapeutic agents and transporting structurally diverse conjugated organic anions. In this study, we found that substitution of a highly conserved tryptophan at position 1246 with cysteine(More)
The M(r) 190,000 multidrug resistance protein (MRP) confers resistance to a broad spectrum of natural product drugs. However, it has not been possible to demonstrate that MRP can actively transport unmodified forms of these compounds, although the protein has been shown to transport structurally diverse glutathione (GSH)- and glucuronide-conjugated(More)