Affiliation: Mercer University
Country: USA


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    Zalups R, Ahmad S. Transport of N-acetylcysteine s-conjugates of methylmercury in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells stably transfected with human isoform of organic anion transporter 1. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005;314:1158-68 pubmed
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    Zalups R, Ahmad S. Handling of the homocysteine S-conjugate of methylmercury by renal epithelial cells: role of organic anion transporter 1 and amino acid transporters. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005;315:896-904 pubmed
    ..Collectively, the present data indicate that CH(3)Hg-Hcy is a transportable substrate of OAT1 and amino acid transporters and, thus, is probably a transportable mercuric species taken up in vivo by proximal tubular epithelial cells. ..
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    Zalups R, Aslamkhan A, Ahmad S. Human organic anion transporter 1 mediates cellular uptake of cysteine-S conjugates of inorganic mercury. Kidney Int. 2004;66:251-61 pubmed
    ..Moreover, these data indicate that the organic anion transporter(s) likely play a prominent role in the basolateral transport of mercuric ions by proximal tubular cells and in the nephropathy induced by Hg(2+). ..
  4. Zalups R, Bridges C. Relationships between the renal handling of DMPS and DMSA and the renal handling of mercury. Chem Res Toxicol. 2012;25:1825-38 pubmed publisher
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    Zalups R, Ahmad S. Homocysteine and the renal epithelial transport and toxicity of inorganic mercury: role of basolateral transporter organic anion transporter 1. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2004;15:2023-31 pubmed
    ..More important, the findings from the present study implicate the activity of OAT1 in the uptake and toxicity of Hg (when in the form of Hcy-S-Hg-S-Hcy in the extracellular compartment) in proximal tubular epithelial cells in vivo...
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    Zalups R, Ahmad S. Handling of cysteine S-conjugates of methylmercury in MDCK cells expressing human OAT1. Kidney Int. 2005;68:1684-99 pubmed
  7. Zalups R, Bridges C. MRP2 involvement in renal proximal tubular elimination of methylmercury mediated by DMPS or DMSA. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2009;235:10-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these dispositional findings indicate that MRP2 does play a role in DMPS- and DMSA-mediated elimination of mercury from the kidney...