Mar 1, 1988

Mediated uptake of folate by a high-affinity binding protein in sublines of L1210 cells adapted to nanomolar concentrations of folate

The Journal of Membrane Biology
G B HendersonH P Kumar

Abstract

An L1210 cell line (JT-1), which can grow in medium supplemented with 1 nM folate, has been isolated. These cells exhibit a slower growth rate than folate-replete parental cells and have a lower ability to transport folate or methotrexate via the reduced folate transport system. Measurements at nanomolar concentrations of folate revealed that the adapted cells have acquired a high-affinity folate-binding protein. Binding to this component at 37 degrees C was rapid and reached a maximum value after 30 min which corresponded in amount to 0.23 +/- 0.3 pmol/mg protein, and excess unlabeled folate added 30 min subsequent to the [3H]folate led to a rapid release of the bound substrate. Radioactivity bound to or released from the cells after 30 min at 37 degrees C remained as unmetabolized folic acid. Binding was also rapid at 0 degrees C but uptake at the plateau was only one-half the value obtained at 37 degrees C. Half-maximal saturation of the binding component (KD) occurred at a folate concentration of 0.065 nM at pH 7.4, while the affinity for folate decreased 30-fold when the pH was reduced to 6.2 (KD = 2.0 nM). 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate was also bound by this component (Ki = 13 nM at pH 7.4) but with a much lower affinity than ...Continue Reading

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5-methyltetrahydrofolate
Hormone Receptors, Cell Surface
Protoplasm
Uptake
Leucovorin
Binding Protein
Cell Division Phases
Folate
Folic Acid Measurement
FOLR1

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