Glutathione (GSH) efflux in the liver is mediated by carrier proteins sensitive to membrane potential (electrogenic), and it is inhibited by organic anions. The hepatic uptake of tetrabromosulfophthalein (BSP) is also a carrier-mediated function accomplished at least by two different transport mechanisms, bilitranslocase (BTL) and BSP/Bilirubin Binding Protein (BBBP). The two proteins operate in parallel, the former operating electro-genically, the latter being insensitive to membrane potential (electroneutral). To investigate the relationship between transport mechanisms for GSH and organic anions, the initial uptake rate of 35S-labelled BSP into basolateral rat liver plasma membranes was measured in the presence of external or intravesicular GSH. Electrogenic and electroneutral BSP uptake were neither cis-inhibited nor trans-stimulated by GSH. 3H glycine-GSH uptake in LPMV was not modified by pre-incubating LPMV with anti-BTL or anti-BBBP antibodies. These data indicate that GSH hepatic uptake is mediated neither by BBBP nor BTL.

Role of BSP/Bilirubin Binding Protein and Bilitranslocase in glutathione uptake in rat basolateral liver plasma membrane vesicles.

TIRIBELLI, CLAUDIO
1994

Abstract

Glutathione (GSH) efflux in the liver is mediated by carrier proteins sensitive to membrane potential (electrogenic), and it is inhibited by organic anions. The hepatic uptake of tetrabromosulfophthalein (BSP) is also a carrier-mediated function accomplished at least by two different transport mechanisms, bilitranslocase (BTL) and BSP/Bilirubin Binding Protein (BBBP). The two proteins operate in parallel, the former operating electro-genically, the latter being insensitive to membrane potential (electroneutral). To investigate the relationship between transport mechanisms for GSH and organic anions, the initial uptake rate of 35S-labelled BSP into basolateral rat liver plasma membranes was measured in the presence of external or intravesicular GSH. Electrogenic and electroneutral BSP uptake were neither cis-inhibited nor trans-stimulated by GSH. 3H glycine-GSH uptake in LPMV was not modified by pre-incubating LPMV with anti-BTL or anti-BBBP antibodies. These data indicate that GSH hepatic uptake is mediated neither by BBBP nor BTL.
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