Boronophenylalanine, a boron delivery agent for boron neutron capture therapy, is transported by ATB0,+, LAT1 and LAT2.
Bottom Line: Among aromatic amino acid transporters, ATB(0,+), LAT1 and LAT2 were found to transport BPA with Km values of 137.4 ± 11.7, 20.3 ± 0.8 and 88.3 ± 5.6 μM, respectively.ATB(0,+), LAT1 and LAT2 transport BPA at affinities comparable with their endogenous substrates, suggesting that they could mediate effective BPA uptake in vivo.ATB(0,+), as well as LAT1, could contribute significantly to the tumor accumulation of BPA at clinical dose.
Affiliation: Division of Bio-system Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Japan.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Standard BPA and amino acid mixture were separated by HPLC after pre-column derivatization with NBD-F. NBD-BPA was eluted between NBD-alanine and NBD-proline (Fig.1a,b). NBD-BPA (0.1 pmol/injection) was detected with our HPLC specifications. BPA standards were linearly quantified from 0.1 to 12 pmol with a correlation coefficient r = 0.9995. To establish HPLC determination of BPA in biological sample, BPA transported into Xenopus oocytes by LAT1 was separated by HPLC (Fig.1c,d). The BPA peak of LAT1-expressing oocyte was higher than that of the control, indicating that BPA uptake by LAT1 was detected by this analytical procedure. Quantitative estimation of BPA in biological sample was carried out when the BPA peak height was more than two times higher than the background. To assess the recovery of BPA, samples prepared from oocytes were exogenously supplemented with 1 pmol of BPA before homogenization. The recovery was estimated to be 97 ± 1.25% (mean ± SD, n = 3).
Affiliation: Division of Bio-system Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Japan.