Journal article

Flow cytometric quantitation of nucleoside transporter sites on human leukemic cells.

GP Jamieson, AM Brocklebank, MB Snook, WH Sawyer, JK Buolamwini, AR Paterson, JS Wiley

Cytometry | Published : 1993


Quantitation of equilibrative, nitrobenzylthioinosine (NBMPR) sensitive (es) nucleoside transporters on blast cells isolated from patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia is useful in predicting intracellular accumulation of the antileukemic nucleoside drug, cytosine arabinoside. We previously reported the synthesis of a fluorescein-labeled ligand for the es nucleoside transporter, 5-(SAENTA-x2)-fluorescein. This paper reports the synthesis of 5-(SAENTA-x8)-fluorescein in which the linkage between fluorescein and nucleoside ligand has been increased from 2 atoms to 8 atoms. This new ligand had a sixfold increase in affinity (Kd 0.9 +/- 0.1 nM) as well as an 86% increase in the cell associat..

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