Folate (pteroylglutamate) uptake in human red blood cells, erythroid precursors and KB cells at high extracellular folate concentrations. Evidence against a role for specific folate-binding and transport proteins.

@article{Antony1989FolateU,
  title={Folate (pteroylglutamate) uptake in human red blood cells, erythroid precursors and KB cells at high extracellular folate concentrations. Evidence against a role for specific folate-binding and transport proteins.},
  author={Aśok C. Antony and Madeleine A. Kane and Shekhar Krishnan and R S Kincade and Ranjit S Verma},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={260 2},
  pages={401-11}
}
Membrane-associated folate (pteroylglutamate, PteGlu)-binding proteins (FBPs) play an important role as PteGlu-transport proteins in malignant and normal human cells. Since high extracellular folate (PteGlu) concentrations (EFC) profoundly influenced uptake and toxicity of the anti-PteGlu methotrexate in malignant KB cells, we studied human cells to determine additional mechanisms for PteGlu uptake when the EFC was varied. At low EFC (less than 10 nM), the predominant mechanism for folate… CONTINUE READING