Overexpression of OATP1B3 confers apoptotic resistance in colon cancer.

Abstract

Organic anion transporting polypeptide 1B3 (OATP1B3, SLCO1B3) is normally expressed in hepatocytes. In this study, we showed frequent overexpression of OATP1B3 in colorectal adenocarcinomas. Quantitative reverse transcription-PCR analysis of 17 colon tumors indicated tumoral overexpression of OATP1B3 by approximately 100-fold, compared with 20 normal colon samples (P