Changes in mRNA expression levels of solute carrier transporters in inflammatory bowel disease patients

Wojtal, Kacper A. and Eloranta, Jyrki J. and Hruz, Petr and Gutmann, Heike and Drewe, Jürgen and Staumann, Alex and Beglinger, Christoph and Fried, Michael and Kullak-Ublick, Gerd A. and Vavricka, Stephan R.. (2009) Changes in mRNA expression levels of solute carrier transporters in inflammatory bowel disease patients. Drug metabolism and disposition : the biological fate of chemicals, Vol. 37. pp. 1871-1877.

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. The solute carrier (SLC) superfamily of transporters comprise proteins involved in the uptake of drugs, hormones, and other biologically active compounds. The purpose of this study was to determine the mRNA expression levels of 15 solute carrier transporters in two regions of the intestine in IBD patients. Endoscopic biopsy specimens were taken from two locations (terminal ileum and colon) for histological examination and RNA extraction. We quantitatively measured the mRNA expression of 15 SLC transporters in 107 IBD patients (53 with Crohn's disease and 54 with ulcerative colitis) and 23 control subjects. mRNA expression was evaluated using the quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction technique. We observed that in the ileum of IBD patients, mRNA levels for serotonin transporter, equilibrative nucleoside transporter (ENT) 1, ENT2, and organic anion-transporting polypeptide (OATP) 2B1 were significantly elevated, whereas levels for apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT) and organic zwitterion/cation transporter (OCTN) 2 were significantly lower. In colon, mRNA levels for ENT1, ENT2, concentrative nucleoside transporter (CNT) 2, OATP2B1, and OATP4A1 were significantly higher, whereas mRNA levels for OCTN2 were significantly decreased. In inflamed colon of IBD patients the mRNA expression levels of ENT1, ENT2, CNT2, OATP2B1, OATP4A1, and peptide transporter 1 were significantly higher. We conclude that intestinal SLC mRNA levels are dysregulated in IBD patients, which may be linked to the inflammation of the tissue and provides an indication about the role of inflammatory signaling in regulation of SLC expression.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Former Units at DBM > Gastroenterology (Beglinger)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Pharmakologie > Klinische Pharmakologie (Krähenbühl)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Pharmakologie > Klinische Pharmakologie (Krähenbühl)
UniBasel Contributors:Drewe, Jürgen and Beglinger, Christoph and Gutmann, Heike
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Williams and Wilkins
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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