Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

Multidrug resistance protein (MRP) 3 transports bile salts and conjugated xenobiotics from cells (hepatocytes and enterocytes) into the blood. Hepatic MRP3 expression is low under normal conditions but is markedly up-regulated during cholestasis. Since little is known about additional factors increasing human hepatic MRP3 expression, we investigated the variability of MRP3 expression in a large collection of human livers and factors contributing to variable MRP3 expression in liver and HepG2 cells. MRP3 was measured in 62 human livers from patients with and without omeprazole treatment and in HepG2 cells with and without omeprazole or beta-naphthoflavone treatment. Livers of patients treated with omeprazole showed 4.8-fold (P < 0.0001) higher MRP3 protein expression compared with the remainder of the population. Accordingly, MRP3 mRNA and protein were induced 2.4- and 1.8-fold, respectively (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05), in HepG2 cells treated with omeprazole. Finally, MRP3 was induced in HepG2 cells by beta-naphthoflavone. In summary, treatment with omeprazole and beta-naphthoflavone is a determinant of variable human hepatic MRP3 expression.


Monika Hitzl, Kathrin Klein, Ulrich M Zanger, Peter Fritz, Andreas K Nüssler, Peter Neuhaus, Martin F Fromm. Influence of omeprazole on multidrug resistance protein 3 expression in human liver. The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. 2003 Feb;304(2):524-30

Expand section icon Mesh Tags

Expand section icon Substances

PMID: 12538803

View Full Text