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Cadmium uptake and induction of metallothionein synthesis in a renal epithelial cell line (LLC-PK1).
Archives of Toxicology
LLC-PK1 cells, an established cell line from pig kidney with proximal tubule properties, were cultivated in vitro at confluence on plastic dishes. They were then exposed (apical side) to inorganic cadmium (CdCl2, 5 microM) for periods ranging between 1 to 24 h. Analysis of the cell supernatant after homogenisation and ultracentrifugation indicated that Cd taken up in the first 3 h was bound to cytosolic high molecular weight proteins, but was redistributed to low molecular weight proteins at later stages. Induction of Cd-metallothionein (Cd-Mt) synthesis, as judged from Cd-Mt binding to a specific anti-Cd-Mt antibody and from the rate of 35S-cys incorporation into a specific protein fraction, was apparent 3-6 h after the addition of Cd to the incubation medium.
Animals, Cadmium/pharmacokinetics, Cell Line, Cytosol/metabolism, Epithelium/metabolism, Kidney/metabolism, Metallothionein/biosynthesis, Protein Biosynthesis, Swine
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