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SLC family

Claire Colas, Peter Man-Un Ung, Avner Schlessinger
The human Solute Carrier (SLC) transporters are important targets for drug development. Structure-based drug discovery for SLC transporters requires the description of their structure, dynamics, and mechanism of interaction with small molecule ligands and ions. The recent determination of atomic structures of human SLC transporters and their homologs, combined with improved computational power and prediction methods have led to an increased applicability of structure-based drug design methods for human SLC members...
June 1, 2016: MedChemComm
Bryan H Thurtle-Schmidt, Robert M Stroud
Boron is essential for plant growth because of its incorporation into plant cell walls; however, in excess it is toxic to plants. Boron transport and homeostasis in plants is regulated in part by the borate efflux transporter Bor1, a member of the solute carrier (SLC) 4 transporter family with homology to the human bicarbonate transporter Band 3. Here, we present the 4.1-Å resolution crystal structure of Arabidopsis thaliana Bor1. The structure displays a dimeric architecture in which dimerization is mediated by centralized Gate domains...
September 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Ivan Mihaljevic, Marta Popovic, Roko Zaja, Tvrtko Smital
BACKGROUND: SLC22 protein family is a member of the SLC (Solute carriers) superfamily of polyspecific membrane transporters responsible for uptake of a wide range of organic anions and cations, including numerous endo- and xenobiotics. Due to the lack of knowledge on zebrafish Slc22 family, we performed initial characterization of these transporters using a detailed phylogenetic and conserved synteny analysis followed by the tissue specific expression profiling of slc22 transcripts. RESULTS: We identified 20 zebrafish slc22 genes which are organized in the same functional subgroups as human SLC22 members...
2016: BMC Genomics
Katarzyna A Nałęcz
Blood-brain barrier formed by brain capillary endothelial cells, being in contact with astrocytes endfeet and pericytes, separates extracellular fluid from plasma. Supply of necessary nutrients and removal of certain metabolites takes place due to the activity of transporting proteins from ABC (ATP binding cassette) and SLC (solute carrier) superfamilies. This review is focused on the SLC families involved in transport though the blood-brain barrier of energetic substrates (glucose, monocarboxylates, creatine), amino acids, neurotransmitters and their precursors, as well as organic ions...
August 9, 2016: Neurochemical Research
Xiao-Ming Xu, Cheng-Gong Wang, Yu-Di Zhu, Wei-Hua Chen, Si-Liang Shao, Fu-Neng Jiang, Qian-De Liao
OBJECTIVE: Solute carrier family 39, member 14 (SLC39A14), has been identified as a potential biomarker for various cancers. However, its roles in prostate cancer (PCa) are still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of SLC39A14 in patients with PCa and its functions in malignant phenotypes of PCa cells. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Subcellular localization and expression pattern of SLC39A14 protein were examined by immunohistochemistry...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Henry C Liu, Neema Jamshidi, Yuchen Chen, Satish A Eraly, Sai Yee Cho, Vibha Bhatnagar, Wei Wu, Kevin T Bush, Ruben Abagyan, Bernhard O Palsson, Sanjay K Nigam
There has been a recent interest in the broader physiological importance of multispecific "drug" transporters of the SLC and ABC transporter families. Here, a novel multi-tiered systems biology approach was used to predict metabolites and signaling molecules potentially affected by the in vivo deletion of organic anion transporter 1 (Oat1, Slc22a6, originally NKT), a major kidney-expressed drug transporter. Validation of some predictions in wet-lab assays, together with re-evaluation of existing transport and knock-out metabolomics data, generated an experimentally validated, confidence ranked set of OAT1-interacting endogenous compounds enabling construction of an "OAT1-centered metabolic interaction network...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Stephen R Hennigar, Alyssa M Kelley, James P McClung
Zinc is an essential nutrient for humans; however, a sensitive biomarker to assess zinc status has not been identified. The objective of this systematic review was to compile and assess studies that determined zinc transporter and/or metallothionein expression in various blood cell types and to determine their reliability and sensitivity to changes in dietary zinc. Sixteen studies were identified that determined the expression of zrt-, irt-like protein (ZIP) 1 [solute carrier family (SLC) 39A1], ZIP3 (SLC39A3), ZIP5 (SLC39A5), ZIP6 (SLC39A6), ZIP7 (SLC39A7), ZIP8 (SLC39A8), ZIP10 (SLC39A10), ZIP14 (SLC39A14), zinc transporter (ZnT)1 (SLC30A1), ZnT2 (SLC30A2), ZnT4 (SLC30A4), ZnT5 (SLC30A5), ZnT6 (SLC30A6), ZnT7 (SLC30A7), ZnT9 (SLC30A9), and/or metallothionein in various blood cells isolated from healthy adult men and women in response to zinc supplementation or depletion...
July 2016: Advances in Nutrition
Nasir Mirza, Olga Vasieva, Richard Appleton, Sasha Burn, Daniel Carr, Daniel Crooks, Daniel du Plessis, Roderick Duncan, Jibril Osman Farah, Vivek Josan, Fabio Miyajima, Rajiv Mohanraj, Arif Shukralla, Graeme J Sills, Anthony G Marson, Munir Pirmohamed
OBJECTIVE: Many different gene families are currently being investigated for their potential role in epilepsy and in the response to antiepileptic drugs. A common research challenge is identifying the members of a gene family that are most significantly dysregulated within the human epileptic focus, before taking them forward for resource-intensive functional studies. Published data about transcriptomic changes within the human epileptic focus remains incomplete. A need exists for an accurate in silico system for the prediction of dysregulated genes within the epileptic focus...
September 2016: Epilepsia
Oliver Langer
Several membrane transporters belonging to the adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette (ABC) and solute carrier (SLC) families can transport drugs and drug metabolites and thereby exert an effect on drug absorption, distribution, and excretion, which may potentially lead to transporter-mediated drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Some transporter-mediated DDIs may lead to changes in organ distribution of drugs (eg, brain, liver, kidneys) without affecting plasma concentrations. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a noninvasive imaging method that allows studying of the distribution of radiolabeled drugs to different organs and tissues and is therefore the method of choice to quantitatively assess transporter-mediated DDIs on a tissue level...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Robert S Jones, Marilyn E Morris
Solute carrier (SLC) transporters represent 52 families of membrane transport proteins that function in endogenous compound homeostasis and xenobiotic disposition, and have been exploited in drug delivery and therapeutic targeting strategies. In particular, the SLC16 family that encodes for the fourteen isoforms of the monocarboxylate transporter (MCT) family, play a significant role in the absorption, tissue distribution and clearance of both endogenous and exogenous compounds. MCTs are required for the transport of essential cell nutrients and for cellular metabolic and pH regulation...
June 28, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Lucia Mastrototaro, Alina Smorodchenko, Jörg R Aschenbach, Martin Kolisek, Gerhard Sponder
The important role of magnesium (Mg(2+)) in normal cellular physiology requires flexible, yet tightly regulated, intracellular Mg(2+) homeostasis (IMH). However, only little is known about Mg(2+) transporters of subcellular compartments such as mitochondria, despite their obvious importance for the deposition and reposition of intracellular Mg(2+) pools. In particular, knowledge about mechanisms responsible for extrusion of Mg(2+) from mitochondria is lacking. Based on circumstantial evidence, two possible mechanisms of Mg(2+) release from mitochondria were predicted: (1) Mg(2+) efflux coupled to ATP translocation via the ATP-Mg/Pi carrier, and (2) Mg(2+) efflux via a H(+)/Mg(2+) exchanger...
2016: Scientific Reports
Mery Giantin, Chiara Baratto, Laura Marconato, Marta Vascellari, Franco Mutinelli, Mauro Dacasto, Anna Granato
Gene expression analyses have been recently used in cancer research to identify genes associated with tumorigenesis and potential prognostic markers or therapeutic targets. In the present study, the transcriptome of dogs that had died because of mast cell tumours (MCTs) was characterised to identify a fingerprint having significant influence on prognosis determination and treatment selection. A dataset (GSE50433) obtained using a commercial canine DNA microarray platform was used. The transcriptome of seven biopsies obtained from dogs with histologically confirmed, surgically removed MCTs, treated with chemotherapy, and dead for MCT-related causes, was compared with the transcriptional portrait of 40 samples obtained from dogs with histologically confirmed, surgically removed MCTs and that were still alive at the end of the follow-up period...
June 2016: Veterinary Journal
Eric A Benson, Michael T Eadon, Zeruesenay Desta, Yunlong Liu, Hai Lin, Kimberly S Burgess, Matthew W Segar, Andrea Gaedigk, Todd C Skaar
UNLABELLED: Membrane drug transporters contribute to the disposition of many drugs. In human liver, drug transport is controlled by two main superfamilies of transporters, the solute carrier transporters (SLC) and the ATP Binding Cassette transporters (ABC). Altered expression of these transporters due to drug-drug interactions can contribute to differences in drug exposure and possibly effect. In this study, we determined the effect of rifampin on gene expression of hundreds of membrane transporters along with all clinically relevant drug transporters...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Da Xu, Guofeng You
Drug transporters encoded by solute carrier (SLC) family are distributed in multiple organs including kidney, liver, placenta, brain, and intestine, where they mediate the absorption, distribution, and excretion of a diverse array of environmental toxins and clinically important drugs. Alterations in the expression and function of these transporters play important roles in intra- and inter-individual variability of the therapeutic efficacy and the toxicity of many drugs. Consequently, the activity of these transporters must be highly regulated to carry out their normal functions...
May 9, 2016: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Jianmin Wang, Antonios Papanicolau-Sengos, Sreenivasulu Chintala, Lei Wei, Biao Liu, Qiang Hu, Kiersten Marie Miles, Jeffrey M Conroy, Sean T Glenn, Manuela Costantini, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Sabina Signoretti, Toni Choueiri, Michele Gallucci, Steno Sentinelli, Vito M Fazio, Maria Luana Poeta, Song Liu, Carl Morrison, Roberto Pili
The genetic landscape and molecular features of collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) of the kidney remain largely unknown. Herein, we performed whole exome sequencing (WES) and transcriptome sequencing (RNASeq) on 7 CDC samples (CDC1 -7). Among the 7 samples, 4 samples with matched non-tumor tissue were used for copy number analysis by SNP array data. No recurrent somatic SNVs were observed except for MLL, which was found to be mutated (p.V297I and p.F407C) in 2 samples. We identified somatic SNVs in 14 other cancer census genes including: ATM, CREBBP, PRDM1, CBFB, FBXW7, IKZF1, KDR, KRAS, NACA, NF2, NUP98, SS18, TP53, and ZNF521...
May 24, 2016: Oncotarget
Yangzom D Bhutia, Ellappan Babu, Sabarish Ramachandran, Shengping Yang, Muthusamy Thangaraju, Vadivel Ganapathy
The role of plasma membrane transporters in cancer is receiving increasing attention in recent years. Several transporters for essential nutrients are up-regulated in cancer and serve as tumour promoters. Transporters could also function as tumour suppressors. To date, four transporters belonging to the SLC gene family have been identified as tumour suppressors. SLC5A8 is a Na(+)-coupled transporter for monocarboxylates. Among its substrates are the bacterial fermentation products butyrate and propionate and the ubiquitous metabolite pyruvate...
May 1, 2016: Biochemical Journal
Jason A Sprowl, Su Sien Ong, Alice A Gibson, Shuiying Hu, Guoqing Du, Wenwei Lin, Lie Li, Shashank Bharill, Rachel A Ness, Adrian Stecula, Steven M Offer, Robert B Diasio, Anne T Nies, Matthias Schwab, Guido Cavaletti, Eberhard Schlatter, Giuliano Ciarimboli, Jan H M Schellens, Ehud Y Isacoff, Andrej Sali, Taosheng Chen, Sharyn D Baker, Alex Sparreboom, Navjotsingh Pabla
Membrane transporters are key determinants of therapeutic outcomes. They regulate systemic and cellular drug levels influencing efficacy as well as toxicities. Here we report a unique phosphorylation-dependent interaction between drug transporters and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), which has uncovered widespread phosphotyrosine-mediated regulation of drug transporters. We initially found that organic cation transporters (OCTs), uptake carriers of metformin and oxaliplatin, were inhibited by several clinically used TKIs...
2016: Nature Communications
Rosie Z Yu, Mark S Warren, Tanya Watanabe, Brandon Nichols, Mirza Jahic, Jane Huang, Jennifer Burkey, Richard S Geary, Scott P Henry, Yanfeng Wang
ISIS 141923 is a model compound of 2'-O-(2-methoxyethyl) (2'-MOE) modified antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs). The purpose of this study is to determine whether ISIS 141923 is a substrate or an inhibitor against a panel of nine major uptake or efflux drug transporters, namely breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP), P-glycoprotein (P-gp), organic anion transporter (OAT)1, OAT3, organic cation transporter (OCT)1, OCT2, organic anion transporting polypeptide 1B (OATP1B)1, OATP1B3, and bile salt export pump (BSEP), in vitro...
April 2016: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
Lakshmi Srinivasan, Tonie Luise Baars, Klaus Fendler, Hartmut Michel
Solute carrier (SLC) 26 or sulfate permease (SulP) anion transporters, belong to a phylogenetically ancient family of secondary active transporters. Members of the family are involved in several human genetic diseases and cell physiological processes. Despite their importance, the substrates for transport by this family of proteins have been poorly characterized. In this study, recombinant StmYchM/DauA, a SulP from Salmonella typhimurium was purified to homogeneity and functionally characterized. StmYchM/DauA was found to be a dimer in solution as determined by size exclusion chromatography coupled to multiple angle light scattering...
April 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Yong-Gui Chen, Kai Yuan, Ze-Zhi Zhang, Feng-Hua Yuan, Shao-Ping Weng, Hai-Tao Yue, Jian-Guo He, Yi-Hong Chen
Innate immunity in shrimp is important in resisting bacterial infection. The NF-κB pathway is pivotal in such an immune response. This study cloned and functionally characterized the solute carrier family (SLC) 15 member A 4 (LvSLC15A4) gene in Litopenaeus vannamei. The open reading frame of LvSLC15A4 is 1, 902 bp long and encodes a putative 633-amino acid protein, which is localized in the plasma membrane and intracellular vesicular compartments. Results of the reporter gene assay showed that LvSLC15A4 upregulated NF-κB target genes, including the immediate-early gene 1 of white spot syndrome virus, as well as several antimicrobial peptide genes, such as pen4, CecA, AttA, and Mtk in S2 cells...
April 2016: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
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