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INVESTIGATIONS ON THE HEPATIC-UPTAKE SYSTEMS FOR ORGANIC CATIONS WITH A PHOTOAFFINITY PROBE OF PROCAINAMIDE ETHOBROMIDE

MOL, WEM., MULLER, M., KURZ, G. & MEIJER, DKF., 28-May-1992, In : Biochemical Pharmacology. 43, 10, p. 2217-2226 10 p.

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  • WEM MOL
  • M MULLER
  • G KURZ
  • DKF MEIJER

Azido procainamide methoiodide (APM), a photolabile derivative of the transport model compound procainamide ethobromide (PAEB), shows a close resemblance to PAEB from a physicochemical point of view. Like PAEB it is effectively taken up by the liver and excreted into bile. Kinetics of the uptake of APM in isolated hepatocytes revealed that in addition to a non-saturable process, two saturable uptake systems are involved (K(m1) = 3-mu-M, V(max1)) = 80 pmol/min/10(6) cells, K(m2) = 100-mu-M, V(max2) = 130 pmol/min x 10(6) cells). The uptake rate of APM was inhibited markedly in the presence of other organic cations. Organic anions and uncharged compounds generally had no inhibitory effect on the APM uptake. These results support the theory that there is a separate hepatic uptake system for organic cations like APM. Photoaffinity labeling of intact hepatocytes as well as plasma membrane sub-fractions enriched with sinusoidal domains disclosed two major binding polypeptides with apparent M(r) of 48,000 and 72,000. Such labeling patterns were not observed in membranes from hepatoma cells that are deficient in organic solute uptake. Differential photoaffinity labeling with other cationic compounds such as tributylmethyl ammonium and d-tubocurarine reduced the incorporation of AMP in these polypeptides. The 48- and 72-kDa proteins might be involved in carrier-mediated transport of type I organic cations at the hepatic uptake level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2217-2226
Number of pages10
JournalBiochemical Pharmacology
Volume43
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 28-May-1992

    Keywords

  • CARRIER-MEDIATED TRANSPORT, SALT-BINDING POLYPEPTIDES, ISOLATED RAT HEPATOCYTES, ISOLATED PERFUSED LIVER, ION-PAIR FORMATION, BILIARY-EXCRETION, AMMONIUM-COMPOUNDS, AMIDE ETHOBROMIDE, PLASMA-MEMBRANES, DRUG TRANSPORT

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