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Human ATP-binding cassette transporter ABCC10: expression profile and p53-dependent upregulation
Shin-Ichiro Takayangi, Takao Kataoka, Osamu Ohara, Michio Oishi, M. Tien Kuo, Toshihisa Ishikawa

Human ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter genes are classified into seven sub-families, where “C” subfamily comprises a total of 13 gene members. The ABCC10 cDNA was cloned in the human full-length cDNA project at the Kazusa DNA Research Institute. However, current information is limited regarding its physiological function and gene expression. In the present study, we have investigated the expression of the ABCC10 gene to gain insight into its biological nature. By quantitative PCR, ABCC10 gene expression is demonstrated to be highest in pancreas among the adult and fetal tissues and tumors presently tested. Decreased expression was observed when resting T- and B-cells were activated. Furthermore, when we examined its expression under apoptotic conditions, we found that ABCC10 mRNA levels remarkably increased in doxorubicin-treated MCF7 cells, whereas its up-regulation was suppressed in p53-dominant-negative MCF7 cells. These results suggest that expression of the ABCC10 gene is regulated in a p53-dependent manner during DNA-damage-related apoptosis.

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