The placenta is a multifunctional organ that protects the fetus from toxic compounds and the MRPs contribute to this function. The expression of MRP1, MRP2, MRP3, and MRP5 was compared in human placental tissue and in BeWo cells by real-time RT-PCR analysis; protein expression was assessed by Western blot. MRP1 and MRP3 were the most abundantly expressed genes in placenta but only MRP1 was highly expressed in the BeWo cells. Expression of MRP1 increased 4-fold in the third as compared with first trimester placental samples, and increased 20-fold with polarization of BeWo cells. MRP2, MRP3, and MRP5 were weakly expressed both in placenta and BeWo cells. Protein expression followed mRNA quantification for MRP1 and MRP5 but not for MRP2 and MRP3. These data indicated that MRP1 and MRP5 increase with trophoblast maturation, suggesting a particular role for these proteins in the organ functional development.

Effects of maturation on RNA transcription and protein expression of 4 MRP genes in human placenta and in BeWo cells.

PASCOLO, LORELLA;PIRULLI, DOROTI;CROVELLA, SERGIO;TIRIBELLI, CLAUDIO
2003

Abstract

The placenta is a multifunctional organ that protects the fetus from toxic compounds and the MRPs contribute to this function. The expression of MRP1, MRP2, MRP3, and MRP5 was compared in human placental tissue and in BeWo cells by real-time RT-PCR analysis; protein expression was assessed by Western blot. MRP1 and MRP3 were the most abundantly expressed genes in placenta but only MRP1 was highly expressed in the BeWo cells. Expression of MRP1 increased 4-fold in the third as compared with first trimester placental samples, and increased 20-fold with polarization of BeWo cells. MRP2, MRP3, and MRP5 were weakly expressed both in placenta and BeWo cells. Protein expression followed mRNA quantification for MRP1 and MRP5 but not for MRP2 and MRP3. These data indicated that MRP1 and MRP5 increase with trophoblast maturation, suggesting a particular role for these proteins in the organ functional development.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12646196
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