P-glycoproteins encoded by mdr 1b in murine gravid uterus and multidrug resistant tumor cell lines are differentially glycosylated

Lee M. Greenberger, James M. Croop, Susan Band Horwitz, Robert J. Arceci

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There are 3 members of the multidrug-resitance gene family expressed in mouse. Only one of these, mdr lb, and its gene product P-glycoprotein are induced to high levels in the mouse endometrium during pregnancy. It is shown here that P-glycoprotein in the gravid uterus is significantly larger (Mr 155000) compared to P-glycoprotein encoded by mdr lb in a murine multidrug-resistant cell line (Mr 140000). However, both species co-migrate after enzymatic removal of N-linked sugars (Mr 125000). These results demonstrate that differential glycosylation of the mdr lb gene product contributes to molecular heterogeneity found in P-glycoprotein from normal and multidrug-resistant cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 6 1989



  • Chemotherapy
  • Glycosylation
  • Mouse endometrium
  • Multidrug resistance
  • P-glycoprotein
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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