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Record number 422111
Title Transportomics: screening for substrates of ABC transporters in body fluids using vesicular transport assays
Author(s) Krumpochova, P.; Sapthu, S.; Brouwers, J.F.; Haas, M. de; Vos, R.C.H. de; Borst, P.; Wetering, K. van de
Source FASEB Journal 26 (2012)2. - ISSN 0892-6638 - p. 738 - 747.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1096/fj.11-195743
Department(s) PRI BIOS Applied Metabolic Systems
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) tandem mass-spectrometry - multidrug-resistance protein - mrp2 - metabolism - disease - gene - rats - mice - glucuronides - mutation
Abstract The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) genes encode the largest family of transmembrane proteins. ABC transporters translocate a wide variety of substrates across membranes, but their physiological function is often incompletely understood. We describe a new method to study the substrate spectrum of ABC transporters: We incubate extracts of mouse urine with membrane vesicles prepared from Spodoptera frugiperda Sf9 insect cells overproducing an ABC transporter and determine the compounds transported into the vesicles by LC/MS-based metabolomics. We illustrate the power of this simple “transportomics” approach using ABCC2, a protein present at sites of uptake and elimination. We identified many new substrates of ABCC2 in urine. These included glucuronides of plant-derived xenobiotics, a class of compounds to which humans are exposed on a daily basis. Moreover, we show that the excretion of these compounds in vivo depends on ABCC2: compared to wild-type mice, the urinary excretion of several glucuronides was increased up to 20-fold in Abcc2-/- mice. Transportomics has broad applicability, as it is not restricted to urine and can be applied to other ATP-dependent transport proteins as well.—Krumpochova, P., Sapthu, S., Brouwers, J. F., de Haas, M., de Vos, R., Borst, P., van de Wetering, K. Transportomics: screening for substrates of ABC transporters in body fluids using vesicular transport assays
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