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Cell Biology International (2010) 34, 907–909 (Printed in Great Britain)
Addressing the design of in vitro models for the investigation of microcystins: the essential role of transporter-mediated uptake
Noel R Monks*1 and Jeffrey A Moscow†
*Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, U.S.A., and †Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, U.S.A.

This article discusses the need for transporter-mediated uptake for investigations addressing the mechanism of action of microcystins [with reference to the previous article in Cell Biology International by de Souza Votto (2007) 31:1359–1366].

Key words: in vitro models, microcystin, organic anion transporting polypeptide (ONTP), transporter-mediated uptake

Abbreviations: MC-LR, microcystin-LR, MDR, multidrug resistance, MOA, mechanism of action, NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer, OATP, organic anion transporter

1To whom correspondence should be addressed (email

Received 3 April 2010/6 May 2010; accepted 24 May 2010

Published as Cell Biology International Immediate Publication 24 May 2010, doi:10.1042/CBI20100244

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ISSN Print: 1065-6995
ISSN Electronic: 1095-8355
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