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Coordinate induction by antioxidants of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase UGT1A6 and the apical conjugate export pump MRP2 (multidrug resistance protein 2) in Caco-2 cells.

Authors
  • Bock, K W
  • Eckle, T
  • Ouzzine, M
  • Fournel-Gigleux, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biochemical Pharmacology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2000
Volume
59
Issue
5
Pages
467–470
Identifiers
PMID: 10660112
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Treatment of Caco-2 cells with the antioxidants quercetin or t-butylhydroquinone led to induced protein levels of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase UGT1A6 (ca. 3-fold over controls) and of the apical conjugate export pump multidrug resistance protein 2 (MRP2; 1.9-fold over controls). In contrast to UGT1A6, MRP2 (symbol ABCC2) was not inducible by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Immunocytochemistry demonstrated that MRP2 was only expressed at the brush border domain of Caco-2 cell monolayers. The results indicate that UGT1A6 and MRP2 are coordinately induced by antioxidants, facilitating chemoprotection against phenolic toxins and excretion of conjugates into the intestinal lumen.

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