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Title: Lack of correlation between mdr-1 expression and volume-activation of cloride-currents in rat colon cancer cells
Authors: De Greef, C
van der Heyden, S
Viana, F
Eggermont, Jan
De Bruijn, E A
Raeymaekers, Luc
Droogmans, Guillaume
Nilius, Bernd #
Issue Date: Oct-1995
Series Title: Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology. vol:430 issue:2 pages:296-8
Abstract: Correlation between expression of the mdr-1 genes (a and b) at the mRNA and protein level and volume-activation of chloride-channels was studied in rat colon cancer CC531 cells by means of RT-PCR, Western blotting and patch clamp, respectively. Three different kinds of cell lines were used: CC531-PAR, CC531-COL and CC531-REV. At the mRNA level, the parental cell line CC531-PAR showed significantly less mdr-1a expression in comparison with CC531-COL, a drug-resistant cell line induced from the parental CC531 cells by growth in the presence of colchicin. The third cell line, CC531-REV, was a spontaneous revertant of the drug-resistant cell line to a drug-sensitive one, but with a maintained level of mdr-1a mRNA. In none of the three cell lines, mdr-1b mRNA could be detected. At the protein level, a clear difference in mdr1 expression between CC531-PAR/REV and CC531-COL was observed. Although the amount of mdr-1a mRNA detected in CC531-REV was comparable to that found in CC531-COL, the amount of mdr-1 encoded protein in CC531-REV was remarkably reduced. In all three cell types, cell swelling activated chloride-currents which could be blocked by NPPB.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
ISSN: 0031-6768
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
Physiology Section (-)
Laboratory of Ion Channel Research (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research)
Laboratory of Cellular Transport Systems
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