Two vinblastine-resistant sublines of the murine macrophage-like cell line J774.2, J7.V1-1 and J7.V3-1, overproduce unique forms of P-glycoprotein that are encoded by distinct mdr genes, mdrlb and mdrla, respectively. Degradation rates of the two P-glycoprotein isoforms were measured by immunoprecipitation of P-glycoprotein. The half-life of immunoprecipitable P-glycoprotein from J7.V1-1 cells was 16.8 ± 0.5 hours and from J7.V3-1 cells, 17.4 ± 0.5 hours. This rate was not influenced by the presence of vinblastine in the growth medium. The data indicate that P-glycoproteins derived from distinct genes have similar degradation rates.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)