alexa Zip14 is a complex broad-scope metal-ion transporter whose functional properties support roles in the cellular uptake of zinc and nontransferrin-bound iron.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): PinillaTenas JJ, Sparkman BK, Shawki A, Illing AC, Mitchell CJ,

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Abstract Recent studies have shown that overexpression of the transmembrane protein Zrt- and Irt-like protein 14 (Zip14) stimulates the cellular uptake of zinc and nontransferrin-bound iron (NTBI). Here, we directly tested the hypothesis that Zip14 transports free zinc, iron, and other metal ions by using the Xenopus laevis oocyte heterologous expression system, and use of this approach also allowed us to characterize the functional properties of Zip14. Expression of mouse Zip14 in RNA-injected oocytes stimulated the uptake of (55)Fe in the presence of l-ascorbate but not nitrilotriacetic acid, indicating that Zip14 is an iron transporter specific for ferrous ion (Fe(2+)) over ferric ion (Fe(3+)). Zip14-mediated (55)Fe(2+) uptake was saturable (K(0.5) ≈ 2 μM), temperature-dependent (apparent activation energy, E(a) = 15 kcal/mol), pH-sensitive, Ca(2+)-dependent, and inhibited by Co(2+), Mn(2+), and Zn(2+). HCO(3)(-) stimulated (55)Fe(2+) transport. These properties are in close agreement with those of NTBI uptake in the perfused rat liver and in isolated hepatocytes reported in the literature. Zip14 also mediated the uptake of (109)Cd(2+), (54)Mn(2+), and (65)Zn(2+) but not (64)Cu (I or II). (65)Zn(2+) uptake also was saturable (K(0.5) ≈ 2 μM) but, notably, the metal-ion inhibition profile and Ca(2+) dependence of Zn(2+) transport differed from those of Fe(2+) transport, and we propose a model to account for these observations. Our data reveal that Zip14 is a complex, broad-scope metal-ion transporter. Whereas zinc appears to be a preferred substrate under normal conditions, we found that Zip14 is capable of mediating cellular uptake of NTBI characteristic of iron-overload conditions.
This article was published in Am J Physiol Cell Physiol and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

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