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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Jun 01;8712:4737-41.
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Functional expression of murine multidrug resistance in Xenopus laevis oocytes.

Castillo G , Vera JC , Yang CP , Horwitz SB , Rosen OM .

The development of multidrug resistance (MDR) is associated with the overproduction of a plasma membrane glycoprotein, P glycoprotein. Here we report the functional expression of a member of the murine mdr family of proteins and show that Xenopus oocytes injected with RNA encoding the mouse mdr1b P glycoprotein develop a MDR-like phenotype. Immunological analysis indicated that oocytes injected with the mdr1b RNA synthesized a protein with the size and immunological characteristics of the mouse mdr1b P glycoprotein. These oocytes exhibited a decreased accumulation of [3H]vinblastine and showed an increased capacity to extrude the drug compared to control oocytes not expressing the P glycoprotein. In addition, competition experiments indicated that verapamil, vincristine, daunomycin, and quinidine, but not colchicine, can overcome the rapid drug efflux conferred by the expression of the mouse P glycoprotein.

PubMed ID: 1693776
PMC ID: PMC54192
Article link: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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Species referenced: Xenopus laevis
Genes referenced: abcb1

References [+] :
Azzaria, Discrete mutations introduced in the predicted nucleotide-binding sites of the mdr1 gene abolish its ability to confer multidrug resistance. 1989, Pubmed