Yasuna Kobayashi

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We isolated cDNA encoding a multispecific organic anion transporter 2 (OAT2) from the mouse kidney cDNA library. Isolated mouse OAT2 (mOAT2) consisted of 1623 base pairs that encoded a 540-amino acid residue protein with 12 putative membrane-spanning domains, and the amino acid sequence was 87% identical to that of rat OAT2 (rOAT2). The gene coding for(More)
Human organic anion transporter 2 (hOat2[SLC22A7]) is highly expressed in the human liver. Although localization, gene expression, substrate specificity and transport mechanisms of other human Oat isoforms such as human Oat1 (hOat1), human Oat3 (hOat3) and human Oat4 (hOat4) have been elucidated, information concerning human Oat2 (hOat2) is less defined.(More)
The organic anion transport system is involved in the tubular excretion and reabsorption of various drugs and substances. The purpose of this study was to characterize the effects of various organic anion transport inhibitors on renal organic anion transport using proximal tubule cells stably expressing human organic anion transporter 2 (hOAT2) and hOAT4.(More)
Sex-related differential gene expression of organic anion transporters (rOAT1, rOAT2, and rOAT3) in rat brain, liver, and kidney was investigated. There were no sex differences in the expression of rOAT1 mRNA. rOAT2 mRNA was abundant in the liver and weakly expressed in the kidney of male rats; however, the OAT2 gene was strongly expressed in both organs of(More)
Renal excretion is an important elimination pathway for antiviral agents, such as acyclovir (ACV), ganciclovir (GCV), and zidovudine (AZT). The purpose of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of renal ACV, GCV, and AZT transport using cells stably expressing human organic anion transporter 1 (hOAT1), hOAT2, hOAT3, and hOAT4, and human(More)
We succeeded in isolating a novel organic solute carrier from a human placenta cDNA library. The isolated cDNA consisted of 1137 base pairs that encoded a 379-amino acid protein, hOSCP1. Northern blot and reverse transcription PCR analyses revealed that the hOSCP1 mRNA is expressed in the placenta and testis and weakly expressed in the thymus and small(More)
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanism for renal tetracycline transport by human organic anion transporters (hOATs) using proximal tubular cells stably expressing hOATs. The cells stably expressing hOAT1, hOAT2, hOAT3 and hOAT4 exhibited a higher amount of [3H]tetracycline uptake compared with mock cells. The apparent Km values(More)
Rat organic solute carrier protein 1 (rOscp1) was isolated from a rat testis cDNA library. Isolated rOscp1 cDNA consisted of 1089 base pairs that encoded a 363-amino acid protein, and the amino acid sequence was 88% and 93% identical to that of human OSCP1 (hOSCP1) and mouse Oscp1 (mOscp1), respectively. The message for rOscp1 is highly detected in rat(More)
Organic anion transporter 2 (Oat2 [SLC22A7]) is a multispecific organic anion transporter. Although several substrates of human Oat2 (hOat2) have been elucidated, a possible involvement of hOat2 in drug interaction is less defined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the interaction of theophylline with erythromycin mediated by hOat2 using a(More)
To understand how the properties of ameloblasts are spatiotemporally regulated during amelogenesis, two primary cultures of ameloblasts in different stages of differentiation were established from mouse enamel epithelium. Mouse primary ameloblasts (MPAs) prepared from immature enamel epithelium (MPA-I) could proliferate, whereas those from mature enamel(More)