Expression and function of TETRAN, a new type of membrane transporter

Hironori Ushijima, Miki Hiasa, Takushi Namba, Hyun Jung Hwang, Tatsuya Hoshino, Shinji Mima, Tomofusa Tsuchiya, Yoshinori Moriyama, Tohru Mizushima

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Abstract

In contrast to transport across basolateral membranes, the mechanism governing transport of organic anions across the luminal membranes of proximal tubules has remained unclear. We recently found Tetracycline transporter-like protein (TETRAN), a human ortholog of yeast Tpo1p that can transport anionic Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In this study, we examine the expression and function of TETRAN. TETRAN mRNA is expressed in various human tissues, including kidney. When overexpressed in cultured cells, TETRAN was predominantly localized on cytoplasmic membranes. Immunohistochemical analysis of human and mouse kidney tissue showed that TETRAN was expressed at the luminal membranes of proximal tubules. Overexpression of TETRAN in cultured cells facilitated the uptake of organic anions such as indomethacin (a NSAID) and fluorescein. The results suggest that TETRAN is a novel human organic anion transporter, and that it serves as a transporter for some NSAIDs and various other organic anions at the final excretion step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume374
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 19
Externally publishedYes

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Membrane Transport Proteins
Tetracycline
Anions
Proteins
Membranes
Cultured Cells
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Organic Anion Transporters
Kidney
Cells
Tissue
Fluorescein
Indomethacin
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Yeast
Yeasts
Cell Membrane
Messenger RNA

Keywords

  • Cytoplasmic membranes
  • Final excretion step
  • Indomethacin
  • Kidney
  • Luminal membranes of proximal tubules
  • Membrane transporter
  • NSAIDs
  • Organic anions
  • TETRAN
  • Tpo1p

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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Ushijima, H., Hiasa, M., Namba, T., Hwang, H. J., Hoshino, T., Mima, S., ... Mizushima, T. (2008). Expression and function of TETRAN, a new type of membrane transporter. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 374(2), 325-330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.07.034

Expression and function of TETRAN, a new type of membrane transporter. / Ushijima, Hironori; Hiasa, Miki; Namba, Takushi; Hwang, Hyun Jung; Hoshino, Tatsuya; Mima, Shinji; Tsuchiya, Tomofusa; Moriyama, Yoshinori; Mizushima, Tohru.

In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 374, No. 2, 19.09.2008, p. 325-330.

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Ushijima, H, Hiasa, M, Namba, T, Hwang, HJ, Hoshino, T, Mima, S, Tsuchiya, T, Moriyama, Y & Mizushima, T 2008, 'Expression and function of TETRAN, a new type of membrane transporter', Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol. 374, no. 2, pp. 325-330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.07.034
Ushijima, Hironori ; Hiasa, Miki ; Namba, Takushi ; Hwang, Hyun Jung ; Hoshino, Tatsuya ; Mima, Shinji ; Tsuchiya, Tomofusa ; Moriyama, Yoshinori ; Mizushima, Tohru. / Expression and function of TETRAN, a new type of membrane transporter. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2008 ; Vol. 374, No. 2. pp. 325-330.
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