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Authors: Kadioglu, Onat
Saeed, Mohamed
Munder, Markus
Spuller, Andreas
Greten, Henry Johannes
Efferth, Thomas
Title: Identification of novel rare ABCC1 transporter mutations in tumor biopsies of cancer patients
Online publication date: 9-Feb-2021
Language: english
Abstract: The efficiency of chemotherapy drugs can be affected by ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter expression or by their mutation status. Multidrug resistance is linked with ABC transporter overexpression. In the present study, we performed rare mutation analyses for 12 ABC transporters related to drug resistance (ABCA2, -A3, -B1, -B2, -B5, -C1, -C2, -C3, -C4, -C5, -C6, -G2) in a dataset of 18 cancer patients. We focused on rare mutations resembling tumor heterogeneity of ABC transporters in small tumor subpopulations. Novel rare mutations were found in ABCC1, but not in the other ABC transporters investigated. Diverse ABCC1 mutations were found, including nonsense mutations causing premature stop codons, and compared with the wild-type protein in terms of their protein structure. Nonsense mutations lead to truncated protein structures. Molecular docking and heat map analyses of ABCC1/MRP1 pointed out that Lys498* appeared in a separate cluster branch due to the large deletion, leading to a massive disruption in the protein conformation. The resulting proteins, which are nonfunctional due to nonsense mutations in tumors, offer a promising chemotherapy strategy since tumors with nonsense mutations may be more sensitive to anticancer drugs than wild-type ABCC1-expressing tumors. This could provide a novel tumor-specific toxicity strategy and a way to overcome drug resistance.
DDC: 570 Biowissenschaften
570 Life sciences
610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
FB 09 Chemie, Pharmazie u. Geowissensch.
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: Cells
Pages or article number: 299
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher place: Basel
Issue date: 2020
ISSN: 2073-4409
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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/cells9020299
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