OCTN1 Is a High-Affinity Carrier of Nucleoside Analogues.

Drenberg CD, Gibson AA, Pounds SB, Shi L, Rhinehart DP, Li L, Hu S, Du G, Nies AT, Schwab M, Pabla N, Blum W, Gruber TA, Baker SD, Sparreboom A
Cancer Res 77 2102-2111 01/15/2017

Abstract

Resistance to xenobiotic nucleosides used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other cancers remains a major obstacle to clinical management. One process suggested to participate in resistance is reduced uptake into tumor cells via nucleoside transporters, although precise mechanisms are not understood. Through transcriptomic profiling, we determined that low expression of the ergothioneine transporter OCTN1 (

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