Selective antiproliferative effect of C-2 halogenated 13α-estrones on cells expressing Organic anion-transporting polypeptide 2B1 (OATP2B1)

Organic anion-transporting polypeptide 2B1 (OATP2B1) is a multispecific transporter mediating the cellular uptake of steroids and numerous drugs. OATP2B1 is abundantly expressed in the intestine and is also present in various tumors. Increased steroid hormone uptake by OATP2B1 has been suggested to...

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Main Authors: Laczkó-Rigó Réka
Bakos Éva
Jójárt Rebeka
Tömböly Csaba
Mernyák Erzsébet
Laczka Csilla
Format: Article
Published: 2021
Series:TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 429
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doi:10.1016/j.taap.2021.115704

mtmt:32178981
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/29098
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Summary:Organic anion-transporting polypeptide 2B1 (OATP2B1) is a multispecific transporter mediating the cellular uptake of steroids and numerous drugs. OATP2B1 is abundantly expressed in the intestine and is also present in various tumors. Increased steroid hormone uptake by OATP2B1 has been suggested to promote progression of hormone dependent tumors. 13 alpha-estrones are effective inhibitors of endogenous estrogen formation and are potential candidates to inhibit proliferation of hormone dependent cancers. Recently, we have identified a variety of 13 alpha/beta-estrone-based inhibitors of OATP2B1. However, the nature of this interaction, whether these inhibitors are potential transported substrates of OATP2B1 and hence may be enriched in OATP2B1overexpressing cells, has not yet been investigated. In the current study we explored the antiproliferative effect of the most effective OATP2B1 inhibitor 13 alpha/beta-estrones in control and OATP2B1-overexpressing A431 carcinoma cells. We found an increased antiproliferative effect of 3-O-benzyl 13 alpha/beta-estrones in both mock transfected and OATP2B1-overexpressing cells. However, C-2 halogenated 13 alpha-estrones had a selective OATP2B1-mediated cell growth inhibitory effect. In order to demonstrate that increased sensitization can be attributed to OATP2B1-mediated cellular uptake, tritium labeled 2-bromo-13 alpha-estrone was synthesized for direct transport measurements. These experiments revealed increased accumulation of [H-3]2-bromo-13 alpha-estrone due to OATP2B1 function. Our results indicate that C-2 halogenated 13 alpha-estrones are good candidates in the design of anti-cancer drugs targeting OATP2B1.
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ISSN:0041-008X