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Expression and characterization of the intestinal Na+/glucose cotransporter in COS-7 cells.
Department of Physiology, UCLA School of Medicine.
1990 (English)In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, ISSN 0006-3002, Vol. 1048, no 1, 100-4 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Cells derived from the simian kidney, COS-7 cells, were transfected with a eucaryotic expression vector (pEUK-C1) containing the clone for the rabbit intestinal Na+/glucose cotransporter. Expression was monitored after transfection with lipofectin by measuring the initial rate of alpha-methylglucopyranoside (MeGlc) uptake. Cells transfected with vector containing the cDNA for the Na+/glucose cotransporter expressed Na(+)-dependent MeGlc transport. Neither control cells nor cells transfected with vector lacking cloned cDNA expressed the cotransporter. Na(+)-dependent MeGlc uptake into transfected cells was saturable (Km 150 microM), phlorizin-sensitive (Ki 11 microM), and inhibited by sugar analogs (D-glucose greater than MeGlc greater than D-galactose greater than 3-O-methyl-D-glucoside greater than D-allose much greater than L-glucose). Europium was able to mimic Na+ in driving MeGIC uptake. Finally, tunicamycin, an inhibitor of asparagine-linked glycosylation, inhibited the expression of Na(+)-dependent MeGlc transport 80%. We conclude that the rabbit intestinal Na+/glucose cotransporter expressed in COS-7 cell exhibits very similar kinetic properties to that in the native brush border and to that expressed in Xenopus oocytes. In addition, N-linked glycosylation appears to be important for functional expression of this membrane protein.

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1990. Vol. 1048, no 1, 100-4 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-182802PubMedID: 2105101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-182802DiVA: diva2:560734
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