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MRP3 Knockout HepaRG Cells

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  •  NACRES NA.81



Related Categories ADME/Tox Products, Cell Biology, Cell Line Models, Liver Drug Transporter/Toxicity Models
Quality Level   200
biological source   human female liver (hepatocarcinoma and hepatitis C)
OMIM accession no.   604323
storage temp.   −196°C
Gene Information   human ... MRP3(8714)


General description

HepaRG is a human hepatoma cell line. The cells possess a pseudodiploid karyotype and have been characterized as an oval ductular bipotent hepatic cell line as they have the ability to differentiate into both biliary and hepatocyte lineages in the presence of DMSO. HepaRG MRP3 knockout cells express the major xenobiotic sensors (PXR, CAR and AhR), drug transporters, phase I and II drug metabolizing enzymes as well as key hepatic transcription factors involved in stress response pathways.


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Features and Benefits

HepaRG cells are the most metabolically active human hepatocyte cell line developed to date. These the cells are suitable for a wide variety of studies for drug metabolism, CYP induction, metabolism-mediated toxicity, transporter, and hepatotoxicity.

• Sigma′s HepaRG MRP3 Knockout (KO) allows investigations of drug-transporter interactions involving MRP3 in the liver.

Zinc finger nucleases (ZFN) mediated Knock-out of ABCC3 (MRP3) gene.

• The frame-shift mutation of ABCC3 gene was confirmed by fragment length analysis and DNA sequencing.
• Loss of functionality was confirmed by loss of transport of selective substrates in sandwich culture assay.


Tested for Mycoplasma, sterility, post-freeze viability, short terminal repeat (STR) analysis for cell line identification, cytochrome oxidase I (COI) analysis for cell line species confirmation.

Legal Information

These products are covered by the License Agreement as described in Exhibit 1 and 2, in the technical bulletin.

HepaRG is a trademark of BioPredic International company

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Protocols & Articles


The Role of Liver Transporters in Drug-Drug Interactions

Oral drug delivery involves dissolution in the small intestine and absorption across the enterocyte barrier into the portal vein followed by subsequent delivery through the liver into the systemic ci...
David C. Thompson, Ph.D, R&D Manager, Sigma® Life Science and Michael D. Mitchell, Product Manager, Sigma® Life Science
Biofiles Vol. 8, No. 12
Keywords: Absorption, Cancer, Clinical, Eliminations, Genetic, Metabolic Pathways, Metabolism, Pharmaceutical, Polymorphisms

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