The role of human nucleoside transporters in cellular uptake of 4'-thio-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine and beta-D-arabinosylcytosine.

4'-Thio-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl cytosine (TaraC) is in phase I development for treatment of cancer. In human equilibrative nucleoside transporter (hENT) 1-containing CEM cells, initial rates of uptake (10 microM; picomoles per microliter of cell water per second) of [3H]TaraC and [3H]1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl cytosine (araC) were low (0.007 +/- 003 and 0… CONTINUE READING