ABC protein transport of MRI contrast agents in canalicular rat liver plasma vesicles and yeast vacuoles

L. Pascolo, S. Petrovic, F. Cupelli, C. V. Bruschi, P. L. Anelli, V. Lorusso, M. Visigalli, F. Uggeri, C. Tiribelli

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Abstract

The mechanism of excretion into bile of hepatospecific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast media employed labeled Gd-reagents EOB.DTPA, BOPTA, B 20790 (iopanoate-linked), and B 21690 (glycocholate-linked) for measurement in rat liver canalicular plasma membrane vesicles and yeast vacuoles. The presence of ATP gave threefold greater transport of B 20790 and B 21690 than of EOB.DTPA and BOPTA. In yeast vacuoles the ATP stimulatory effect was eightfold with B 20790 and fivefold greater for B 21690, whereas in YCF1- or YLLO115w-deleted yeast cells the transport was significantly reduced and absent from double mutants, YCF1 and YLLO15w. The transport was similar in wild-type and deletant cells for B 21690; taurocholate gave 85% inhibition. These data suggest that bilary secretion of structurally related MRI agents depend on molecular structure. The findings are suggestive as of possible value for clinical diagnosis of inherited hyperbilirubinemias and other liver disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume282
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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