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  1. Kuguacin J isolated from Momordica charantia leaves inhibits P-glycoprotein (ABCB1)-mediated multidrug resistance

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    Pitchakarn, Pornsiri; Ohnuma, Shinobu; Pintha, Komsak; Pompimon, Wilart; Ambudkar, Suresh V; Limtrakul, Pornngarm

    2011-01-01

    Multidrug-resistance (MDR), a phenomenon in which cancer cells exhibit simultaneous resistance to chemically unrelated drugs, is a major factor in the failure of chemotherapy in cancer patients. Resistance to chemotherapy has been correlated to the overexpression of ABC drug transporters including P-glycoprotein (P-gp) that actively efflux chemotherapeutic drugs from cancer cells. Our previous study showed that bitter melon (Momordica charantia) leaf extract (BMLE) was able to reverse the MDR...

  2. Osteoblastic differentiation and P-glycoprotein multidrug resistance in a murine osteosarcoma model

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    Takeshita, H.; Kusuzaki, K; Murata, H.; Suginoshita, T; Hirata, M.; Hashiguchi, S.; Ashihara, T; Gebhardt, M C; Mankin, H J; Hirasawa, Y

    2000-01-01

    A recent study of multidrug resistance (MDR) 1 gene transfected osteosarcoma cells found a cause-effect relationship between increased expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and a low aggressive phenotype. However, several experimental and clinical studies have observed contradictory findings in that P-gp expression has been associated with tumour progression. In the present study, we characterized P-gp-positive and P-gp-negative single-cell clones of a murine osteosarcoma, to further investigat...

  3. Characterization of multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein transport function with an organotechnetium cation

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    Piwnica-Worms, D.; Vallabhaneni, V.R. [Washington Univ. Medical School, St. Louis, MO (United States); Kronauge, J.F. [Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)] [and others

    1995-09-26

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) in mammalian cells and tumors is associated with overexpression of an {approximately}170 integral membrane efflux transporter, the MDR1 P-glycoprotein. Hexakis(2-methoxyisobutyl isonitrile) technetium(I) (Tc-SESTAMIBI), a {gamma}-emitting lipophilic cationic metallopharmaceutical, has recently been shown to be a P-glycoprotein transport substrate. Exploiting the negligible lipid membrane adsorption properties of this organometallic substrate, we studied the transport kinetics, pharmacology, drug binding, and modulation of P-glycoprotein in cell preparations derived from a variety of species and selection strategies, including SW-1573, V79, Alex, and CHO drug-sensitive cells and in 77A, LZ-8, and Alex/A.5 MDR cells. Rapid cell accumulation (T{sub 1/2} {approx} 6 min) of the agent to a steady state was observed which was inversely proportional to immunodetectable levels of P-glycoprotein. Many MDR cytotoxic agents inhibited P-glycoprotein-mediated Tc-SESTAMIBI efflux, thereby enhancing organometallic cation accumulation. 70 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Effects of chemopreventive citrus phytochemicals on human P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance protein 1.

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    Nabekura, Tomohiro; Yamaki, Takeshi; Kitagawa, Shuji

    2008-12-14

    The effects of dietary chemopreventive citrus phytochemicals on the drug efflux transporters P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) and multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1, ABCC1) were investigated using P-glycoprotein-overexpressing human carcinoma KB-C2 cells and human MRP1 gene-transfected KB/MRP cells. The effects of natural chemopreventive citrus phytochemicals, such as auraptene, nobiletin, citral, citronellal, limonene, limonin, and synephrine were examined. The accumulation of daunorubicin, a fluorescent substrate of P-glycoprotein, increased in the presence of auraptene and nobiletin in KB-C2 cells. Nobiletin also increased the accumulation of calcein, a fluorescent substrate of MRP1, in KB/MRP cells. The ATPase activity of P-glycoprotein was stimulated by auraptene and nobiletin. The ATPase activity of MRP1 was stimulated by nobiletin. These results suggest that chemopreventive citrus phytochemicals, such as nobiletin found in oranges, have inhibitory effects on P-glycoprotein and/or MRP1, and may cause food-drug interactions. PMID:18955043

  5. Most drugs that reverse multidrug resistance also inhibit photoaffinity labeling of P-glycoprotein by a vinblastine analog

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    Multidrug-resistant human KB carcinoma cells express a 170,000-dalton membrane glycoprotein (P-glycoprotein) that can be photoaffinity labeled with the vinblastine analog N-(p-azido-[3-125I]salicyl]-N'-(beta-aminoethyl)vindesine. Several agents that suppress the multidrug-resistant phenotype, including N-solanesyl-N,N'-bis(3,4-dimethylbenzyl)ethylenediamine, cepharanthine, quinidine, and reserpine, were found to inhibit photolabeling of P-glycoprotein at doses comparable to those that reverse multidrug resistance. However, the phenothiazines chlorpromazine and trifluoperazine, which also effectively reverse multidrug resistance, were poor inhibitors of the photoaffinity labeling of P-glycoprotein. Chloroquine, propranolol, or atropine, which only partially reversed the drug resistance, also did not inhibit photolabeling. Naphthalene sulfonamide calmodulin inhibitors, W7 and W5, as well as many other drugs that did not circumvent multidrug resistance, did not inhibit photolabeling. These studies suggest that most, but not all, agents that phenotypically suppress multidrug resistance also inhibit drug binding to a site on P-glycoprotein with which a photoaffinity analog of vinblastine interacts

  6. A Potato cDNA Encoding a Homologue of Mammalian Multidrug Resistant P-Glycoprotein

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    Wang, W.; Takezawa, D.; Poovaiah, B. W.

    1996-01-01

    A homologue of the multidrug resistance (MDR) gene was obtained while screening a potato stolon tip cDNA expression library with S-15-labeled calmodulin. The mammalian MDR gene codes for a membrane-bound P-glycoprotein (170-180 kDa) which imparts multidrug resistance to cancerous cells. The potato cDNA (PMDR1) codes for a polypeptide of 1313 amino acid residues (ca. 144 kDa) and its structural features are very similar to the MDR P-glycoprotein. The N-terminal half of the PMDR1-encoded protein shares striking homology with its C-terminal half, and each half contains a conserved ATP-binding site and six putative transmembrane domains. Southern blot analysis indicated that potato has one or two MDR-like genes. PMDR1 mRNA is constitutively expressed in all organs studied with higher expression in the stem and stolon tip. The PMDR1 expression was highest during tuber initiation and decreased during tuber development.

  7. Modulation of P-Glycoprotein Mediated Multidrug Resistance (Mdr in Cancer Using Chemosensitizers.

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    Velingkar V.S

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Multidrug resistance (MDR is one of the main obstacles in the chemotherapy of cancer. MDR is associated with the over expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp, resulting in increased efflux of chemotherapy from cancer cells. Inhibiting P-gp as a method to reverse MDR in cancer patients has been studied extensively, but the results have generally been disappointing. First-generation agents were limited by unacceptable toxicity, whereas second-generation agents had bettertolerability but were confounded by unpredictable pharmacokinetic interactions and interactions with other transporter proteins. Third-generation inhibitors have high potency and specificity for P-gp. Furthermore, pharmacokinetic studies to date have shown no appreciable impact on drug metabolism and no clinically significant drug interactions with common chemotherapy agents. Third-generation P-gp inhibitors have shown promise in clinical trials. The continued development of these agents may establish the true therapeutic potential of P-gp-mediated MDR reversal.

  8. Laurus nobilis L. Seed Extract Reveals Collateral Sensitivity in Multidrug-Resistant P-Glycoprotein-Expressing Tumor Cells.

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    Saab, Antoine M; Guerrini, Alessandra; Zeino, Maen; Wiench, Benjamin; Rossi, Damiano; Gambari, Roberto; Sacchetti, Gianni; Greten, Henry Johannes; Efferth, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    The frequent failure of standard cancer chemotherapy requires the development of novel drugs capable of killing otherwise drug-resistant tumors. Here, we have investigated a chloroform extract of Laurus nobilis seeds. Fatty acids and 23 constituents of the volatile fraction were identified by gas chromotography/flame ionization detection (GC/FID) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), in good agreement with (1)H NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectrum. Multidrug-resistant P-glycoprotein-expressing CEM/ADR5000 leukemia cells were hypersensitive (collaterally sensitive) toward this extract compared to drug-sensitive CCRF-CEM cells, whereas CEM/ADR5000 cells were 2586-fold resistant to doxorubicin as control drug. Collateral sensitivity was verified by measurement of apoptotic cells by flow cytometry. The log10IC50 values of 3 compounds in the extract (limonene, eucalyptol, oleic acid) did not correlate with mRNA expression of the P-glycoprotein-coding ABCB1/MDR1 gene and accumulation of the P-glycoprotein substrate rhodamine in the NCI panel of tumor cell lines. A microarray-based profile of 20 genes predicted resistance to doxorubicin and 7 other anticancer drugs involved in the multidrug resistance phenotype but not to limonene, eucalyptol and oleic acid. In conclusion, our results show that Laurus nobilis seed extract is suitable to kill multidrug-resistant P-glycoprotein expressing tumor cells. PMID:25837780

  9. Kuguacin J isolated from Momordica charantia leaves inhibits P-glycoprotein (ABCB1)-mediated multidrug resistance

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    Pitchakarn, Pornsiri; Ohnuma, Shinobu; Pintha, Komsak; Pompimon, Wilart; Ambudkar, Suresh V.; Limtrakul, Pornngarm

    2012-01-01

    Multidrug-resistance (MDR), a phenomenon in which cancer cells exhibit simultaneous resistance to chemically unrelated drugs, is a major factor in the failure of chemotherapy in cancer patients. Resistance to chemotherapy has been correlated to the overexpression of ABC drug transporters including P-glycoprotein (P-gp) that actively efflux chemotherapeutic drugs from cancer cells. Our previous study showed that bitter melon (Momordica charantia) leaf extract (BMLE) was able to reverse the MDR phenotype by increasing the intracellular accumulation of chemotherapeutic drugs. In the present study, bioguided fractionation was used to identify the active component(s) of BMLE, which is able to modulate the function of P-gp and the MDR phenotype in a human cervical carcinoma cell line (KB-V1). We found that kuguacin J, one of the active components in BMLE, increased sensitivity to vinblastine and paclitaxel in KB-V1 cells. A flow cytometry assay indicated that kuguacin J inhibits the transport function of P-gp and thereby significantly increase the accumulation of rhodamine123 and calcein AM in the cells. These results were confirmed by [3H]-vinblastine transport assay. Kuguacin J significantly increases intracellular [3H]-vinblastine accumulation and decreased the [3H]-vinblastine efflux in the cells. Kuguacin J also inhibited the incorporation of [125I]-iodoarylazidoprazosin into P-gp in a concentration-dependent manner, indicating that kuguacin J directly interacts with the drug-substrate-binding site on P-gp. These results indicate that kuguacin J modulates the function of P-gp by directly interacting at the drug-substrate-binding site and it appears to be an effective inhibitor of P-gp activity in vitro, and thus could be developed as an effective chemosensitizer to treat multidrug-resistant cancers. PMID:21414769

  10. Characterization of P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance proteins in rat kidney and intestinal cell lines.

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    van de Water, Femke M; Boleij, Johanna M; Peters, Janny G P; Russel, Frans G M; Masereeuw, Rosalinde

    2007-01-01

    The activity of P-glycoprotein (Pgp/MDR1/ABCB1) and multidrug resistance proteins (MRP/ABCC) influence the pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of many drugs. Few suitable cell lines for the study of drug transport exist. Additional non-human cell lines may help clarify species differences and contribute to the current knowledge of drug transport. The aim of the present study was to characterize three rat epithelial cell lines for transporter expression and activity. Transporter expression was assessed in intestinal IEC-6 and renal GERP and NRK-52E cells using RT-PCR and Western blot analysis. Pgp and Mrp transport activity were analyzed by measuring calcein accumulation and glutathione-S-bimane efflux, respectively. The three cell lines showed Pgp expression and Pgp-dependent transport, both decreasing with culture time after reaching confluency. Besides Pgp, cells expressed Mrp1, Mrp3, Mrp4, and Mrp5, while Mrp2 and Mrp6 were absent. In addition, they showed temperature- and Mrp-dependent efflux of glutathione-S-bimane. Exposure to a panel of different inhibitors showed that this efflux was probably mediated by Mrp4. In conclusion, the three rat epithelial cell lines investigated showed Pgp and Mrp expression and transport. Mrp dependent transport was most likely mediated by Mrp4. In future, these cell lines may be used as in vitro models to study drug transport. PMID:17088052

  11. Osteoblastic differentiation and P-glycoprotein multidrug resistance in a murine osteosarcoma model.

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    Takeshita, H; Kusuzaki, K; Murata, H; Suginoshita, T; Hirata, M; Hashiguchi, S; Ashihara, T; Gebhardt, M C; Mankin, H J; Hirasawa, Y

    2000-04-01

    A recent study of multidrug resistance (MDR) 1 gene transfected osteosarcoma cells found a cause-effect relationship between increased expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and a low aggressive phenotype. However, several experimental and clinical studies have observed contradictory findings in that P-gp expression has been associated with tumour progression. In the present study, we characterized P-gp-positive and P-gp-negative single-cell clones of a murine osteosarcoma, to further investigate the relationship between P-gp expression and changes in cell phenotype. Although these clones were all selected by doxorubicin (DOX) exposure, they were heterogeneous with respect to MDR1 gene expression. The P-gp-positive clones revealed MDR phenotype, whereas the P-gp-negative clones showed no resistance to drugs. Morphological and functional analysis showed that both the P-gp-positive and P-gp-negative clones were more differentiated than the parent cells in terms of enhanced activity of cellular alkaline phosphatase, an increase in well-organized actin stress fibres and enhanced osteogenic activity. Moreover, these subclones all displayed a decrease in malignant potential such as oncogenic activity, tumour growth rate and metastatic ability, regardless of their P-gp status. These results indicate that the observed osteoblastic differentiation and less aggressive phenotype in DOX-selected osteosarcoma cells may not only be explained by the direct effect of P-gp, and accordingly, consideration of the effect of DOX, as well as P-gp, appears to be important. PMID:10755409

  12. Molecular basis of preferential resistance to colchicine in multidrug-resistant human cells conferred by Gly-185 ? Val-185 substitution in P-glycoprotein

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    Expression of P-glycoprotein, encoded by the human MDR1 gene, results in cross-resistance to many lipophilic cytotoxic drugs (multidrug resistance). P-glycoprotein is believed to function as an energy-dependent efflux pump that is responsible for decreased drug accumulation in multidrug-resistant cells. Previous work showed that preferential resistance to colchicine in a colchicine-selected multidrug-resistant cell line was caused by spontaneous mutations in the MDR1 gene that resulted in a Gly-185 ? Val-185 substitution in P-glycoprotein. The authors have now compared transfectant cell lines expressing the wild-type Gly-185 or the mutant Val-185 P-glycoprotein with regard to their levels of resistance to and accumulation and binding of different drugs. In cells expressing the mutant protein, increased resistance to colchicine and decreased resistance to vinblastine correlated with a decreased accumulation of colchicine and increased accumulation of vinblastine. Expression of the mutant P-glycoprotein also resulted in significantly increased resistance to epipodophyllotoxin and decreased resistance to vincristine and actinomycin D; smaller changes in resistance were observed for several other drugs. Unexpectedly, the mutant P-glycoprotein showed increased binding of photoactive analogs of vinblastine and verapamil and the photoactive compound azidopine and decreased binding of a photoactive colchicine analog. These results suggest that the Gly-185 ? Val-185 substitution affects not the initial drug-binding site of P-glycoprotein but another site, associated with the release of P-glycoprotein-bound drugs to the outside of the cell

  13. Impact of BCRP/MXR, MRP1 and MDR1/P-Glycoprotein on thermoresistant variants of atypical and classical multidrug resistant cancer cells

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    Stein, Ulrike; Lage, Hermann; Jordan, Andreas; Walther, Wolfgang; Bates, Susan E; Litman, Thomas; Hohenberger, Peter; Dietel, Manfred

    2002-01-01

    The impact of the ABC transporters breast cancer resistance protein/mitoxantrone resistance associated transporter (BCRP/MXR), multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) and multidrug resistance gene-1/P-glycoprotein (MDR1/PGP) on the multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype in chemoresistance and thermoresistance was investigated in the parental human gastric carcinoma cell line EPG85-257P, the atypical MDR subline EPG85-257RNOV, the classical MDR subline EPG85-257RDB and their thermoresistan...

  14. Astragaloside IV reduces the expression level of P-glycoprotein in multidrug-resistant human hepatic cancer cell lines

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    WANG, PEI-PEI; XU, DU-JUAN; Huang, Can; Wang, Wei-ping; XU, WEN-KE

    2014-01-01

    Astragaloside is a saponin widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and has been reported to be a potent multidrug resistance (MDR) reversal agent. The present study investigated the role of astragaloside IV (ASIV) in the regulation of P-glycoprotein (P-gp, encoded by the mdr1 gene) and its effect on the reversal of MDR. The activity of ASIV was evaluated using human hepatic cancer cells Bel-7402 and the corresponding 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) resistant cells Bel-7402/FU. ASIV (0.08 mg/ml) pot...

  15. In vivo and in vitro multitracer analyses of P-glycoprotein expression-related multidrug resistance

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    Marian, Terez; Balkay, Laszlo; Mikecz, Pal; Tron, Lajos [PET Center, University of Debrecen (Hungary); Szabo, Gabor; Goda, Katalin; Nagy, Henrietta; Krasznai, Zoltan [Department of Biophysics and Cell Biology, University of Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt 98, 4012, Debrecen (Hungary); Szincsak, Nora; Juhasz, Istvan [Department of Dermatology, University of Debrecen (Hungary); Galuska, Laszlo [Center of Nuclear Medicine, University of Debrecen (Hungary)

    2003-08-01

    P-glycoprotein (Pgp) is an ABC (ATP binding cassette) transporter that is often overexpressed in tumours, contributing significantly to their multidrug resistance. In this study, we explored whether the radiotracers used in tumour diagnostics can be used for in vivo visualisation of Pgp-related multidrug resistance. We also examined the effects of different Pgp modulators on the accumulation of these radioligands in tumours with or without Pgp expression. In a SCID BC-17 mouse model, cells of the drug-sensitive KB-3-1 (MDR{sup -}) and the KB-V1 Pgp-expressing (MDR{sup +}) human epidermoid carcinoma cell lines were inoculated to yield tumours in opposite flanks. For in vivo scintigraphic (biodistribution) and positron emission tomography (PET) examinations, the mice were injected with technetium-99m hexakis-2-methoxybutylisonitrile ({sup 99m}Tc-MIBI), carbon-11 labelled methionine and fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose ({sup 18}FDG). For validation, in vitro cell studies with {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI,{sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin, [{sup 11}C]methionine and {sup 18}FDG were carried out using a gamma counter. The expression and function of the MDR product were proved by immunohistochemistry and spectrofluorimetry. {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI uptake was significantly lower in KB-V1 cells as compared with KB-3-1-derived tumours in vivo (Pgp{sup +}/Pgp{sup -} =0.61{+-}0.13; P<0.01) and cells in vitro (Pgp{sup +}/Pgp{sup -} =0.08{+-}0.01; P<0.001).Cyclosporin A reversed {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI uptake in the Pgp+ cells, while verapamil failed to modify it. {sup 18}FDG uptake was significantly higher in KB-V1 tumours (Pgp{sup +}/Pgp{sup -} =1.36{+-}0.05; P<0.01) and cells (Pgp{sup +}/Pgp{sup -}=1.52 {+-}0.12; P <0.001). Whereas cyclosporin A eliminated the difference between FDG uptake in MDR {sup +} and MDR {sup -} cell lines, verapamil significantly increased it. When the animals were treated with verapamil, the ratio of {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI uptake in the MDR {sup +} tumours to that in the MDR {sup -} tumours decreased to 0.38 {+-}0.05 (P <0.01), while the ratio of {sup 18}FDG uptake increased to 2.1 {+-}0.3 (P <0.001). There were no significant differences in the [ {sup 11}C]methionine uptake in the MDR {sup +} and MDR {sup -} tumours and cell lines, nor was [ {sup 11}C]methionine accumulation modified by cyclosporin A. Parallel administration of {sup 18}FDG and {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI combined with verapamil treatment seems to be a good candidate as a non-invasive marker for the diagnosis of MDR-related Pgp expression in tumours. (orig.)

  16. Carboxymethylcellulose-based and docetaxel-loaded nanoparticles circumvent P-glycoprotein mediated multidrug resistance

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    Roy, Aniruddha; Murakami, Mami; Ernsting, Mark J.; Hoang, Bryan; Undzys, Elijus; Li, Shyh-Dar

    2014-01-01

    Taxanes are a class of anticancer agents with a broad spectrum and have been widely used to treat a variety of cancer. However, its long term use has been hampered by accumulating toxicity and development of drug resistance. The most extensively reported mechanism of resistance is the overexpression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp). We have developed a PEGylated carboxymethylcellulose conjugate of docetaxel (Cellax), which condenses into ~120 nm nanoparticles. Here we demonstrated that Cellax therapy did not upregulate Pgp expression in MDA-MB-231 and EMT-6 breast tumor cells whereas a significant increase in Pgp expression was measured with native docetaxel (DTX) treatment. Treatment with DTX led to 4 to 7-fold higher Pgp mRNA expression and 2-fold higher Pgp protein expression compared to Cellax treatment in the in vitro and in vivo system respectively. Cellax also exhibited significantly increased efficacy compared to DTX in a taxane-resistant breast tumor model. Against the highly Pgp expressing EMT6/AR1 cells, Cellax exhibited a 6.5 times lower IC50 compared to native DTX, and in the in vivo model, Cellax exhibited 90% tumor growth inhibition, while native DTX had no significant antitumor activity. PMID:24564177

  17. Carboxymethylcellulose-based and docetaxel-loaded nanoparticles circumvent P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance.

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    Roy, Aniruddha; Murakami, Mami; Ernsting, Mark J; Hoang, Bryan; Undzys, Elijus; Li, Shyh-Dar

    2014-08-01

    Taxanes are a class of anticancer agents with a broad spectrum and have been widely used to treat a variety of cancer. However, its long-term use has been hampered by accumulating toxicity and development of drug resistance. The most extensively reported mechanism of resistance is the overexpression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp). We have developed a PEGylated carboxymethylcellulose conjugate of docetaxel (Cellax), which condenses into ?120 nm nanoparticles. Here we demonstrated that Cellax therapy did not upregulate Pgp expression in MDA-MB-231 and EMT-6 breast tumor cells, whereas a significant increase in Pgp expression was measured with native docetaxel (DTX) treatment. Treatment with DTX led to 4-7-fold higher Pgp mRNA expression and 2-fold higher Pgp protein expression compared with Cellax treatment in the in vitro and in vivo system, respectively. Cellax also exhibited significantly increased efficacy compared with that of DTX in a taxane-resistant breast tumor model. Against the highly Pgp expressing EMT6/AR1 cells, Cellax exhibited a 6.5 times lower IC50 compared with that of native DTX, and in the in vivo model, Cellax exhibited 90% tumor growth inhibition, while native DTX had no significant antitumor activity. PMID:24564177

  18. Increased sensitivity to gemcitabine of P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance-associated protein-overexpressing human cancer cell lines.

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    Bergman, A M; Pinedo, H M; Talianidis, I; Veerman, G; Loves, W J P; van der Wilt, C L; Peters, G J

    2003-06-16

    Gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine) is a deoxycytidine analogue that is activated by deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) to its monophosphate and subsequently to its triphosphate dFdCTP, which is incorporated into both RNA and DNA, leading to DNA damage. Multidrug resistance (MDR) is characterised by an overexpression of the membrane efflux pumps P-glycoprotein (P-gP) or multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP). Gemcitabine was tested against human melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, small-cell lung cancer, epidermoid carcinoma and ovarian cancer cells with an MDR phenotype as a result of selection by drug exposure or by transfection with the mdr1 gene. These cell lines were nine- to 72-fold more sensitive to gemcitabine than their parental cell lines. The doxorubicin-resistant cells 2R120 (MRP1) and 2R160 (P-gP) were nine- and 28-fold more sensitive to gemcitabine than their parental SW1573 cells, respectively (Pstress resulting in increased gemcitabine metabolism and sensitivity, while reversal of collateral gemcitabine sensitivity by verapamil also suggests a direct relation between the presence of membrane efflux pumps and gemcitabine sensitivity. PMID:12799644

  19. Down-regulation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 activity in P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistant hepatocellular carcinoma cells

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    Feng Yan, Xiao-Min Wang, Chao Pan, Quan-Ming Ma

    2009-01-01

    AIM: To study the expression and phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1 and ERK2 in multidrug resistant (MDR) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells.METHODS: MDR HCC cell lines, HepG2/adriamycin (ADM) and SMMC7721/ADM, were developed by exposing parental cells to stepwise increasing concentrations of ADM. MTT assay was used to determine drug sensitivity. Flow cytometry was employed to analyze cell cycle distribution and measure cell P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and multidrug ...

  20. Expression of multidrug resistance gene and P-glycoprotein in nasopharyngealcarcinoma cells after irradiation

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    Objective: To mimick a clinical fractionated protocol of exposure to X-radiation in vitro in order to investigate the changes in the function of MDR1 and P-gp in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) CNE cell before and after irradiation to determine the sequential order of radiotherapy and chemotherapy or the time of chemotherapy after radiotherapy in the treatment of NPC. Methods: Exponentially growing CNE cells were treated with fractionated X-radiation with total dose of 10 Gy (2 Gy per day for 5 days consecutively) in vitro. The expression of MDR1 gene was examined in CNE cells before irradiation and on days 4,8,13,17 and 21 after irradiation by RT-PCR, and its protein P-gp were detected by immunocytochemistry. The function of multidrug resistance protein P-gp was examined by MTT method. Results: Expression of MDR1 gene was below the level of detection before irradiation. Irradiation induced an overexpression of MDR1 gene on day 4, expression of MDR1 was decreased from day 8 to day 21. The overall expression of MDR1 was significantly more than that before irradiation (P<0.05) Expression of P-gp was below the level of detection before irradiation, which demonstrated that irradiation induced an overexpression of P-gp. This overexpression was increased from day 8 to day 21. The overpression of MDR1 gene was maintained dining a short period, however, the emergence of overpression of protein P-gp was later than that of MDR1 gene. Resistance index was 1 for both pre-irradiation and on day 8, and up to 8,10,11.2 on days 13, 17 and 21, respectively. The change of resistance index was accordant with the condition of overexpression of P-gp . Conclusions: Expression of P-gp in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) CNE cell was below the level of detection before irradiation. Irradiation can induce an overexpression of MDR1 gene and its protein P-gp in CNE cells. The overexpression of MDR1 gene and its protein P-gp lasted a long term. (authors)

  1. Identification of the Interaction between P-Glycoprotein and Anxa2 in Multidrug-resistant Human Breast Cancer Cells

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    Hai-chang Zhang

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective To explore the interaction of Anxa2 with P- Glycoprotein (P-gp in the migration and invasion of the multidrug-resistant (MDR human breast cancer cell line MCF-7/ADR. Methods A pair of short hairpin RNA (shRNA targeting P-gp was transfected into MCF-7/ADR cells, and monoclonal cell strains were screened. The expression of P-gp was detected by Western blot. Transwell chambers were used to observe the cell migration capacity and invasion ability. The interaction between P-gp and Anxa2 was examined by immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence confocal microscopy analyses. Results P-gp expression was significantly knocked down, and there were notable decreasing trends in the migration and invasion capability of MDR breast cancer cells (P<0.05. There was a close interaction between Anxa2 and P-gp.Conclusions MCF-7/ADR is an MDR human breast cancer cell line with high migration and invasion abilities. The knockdown of P-gp notably impaired the migration and invasion abilities of the tumor cells. The interaction of Anxa2 with P-pg may play an important role in the enhanced invasiveness of MDR human breast cancer cells.

  2. Expression and significance of glucose transporter-1, P-glycoprotein, multidrug resistance-associated protein and glutathione S-transferase-? in laryngeal carcinoma

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    MAO, ZHONG-PING; ZHAO, LI-JUN; ZHOU, SHUI-HONG; LIU, MENG-QIN; Tan, Wei-Feng; YAO, HONG-TIAN

    2014-01-01

    Increasing glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) activity is one of the most important ways to increase the cellular influx of glucose. We previously demonstrated that increased GLUT-1 expression was an independent predictor of survival in patients with laryngeal carcinoma. Thus, GLUT-1 may present a novel therapeutic target in laryngeal carcinoma. In this study, the expression of GLUT-1, P-glycoprotein (P-gp), multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) and glutathione S-transferase-? (GST-?) ...

  3. High-Affinity Binding of Silybin Derivatives to the Nucleotide-Binding Domain of a Leishmania tropica P-Glycoprotein-Like Transporter and Chemosensitization of a Multidrug-Resistant Parasite to Daunomycin

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    Pérez-Victoria, José M.; Pérez-Victoria, F. Javier; Conseil, Gwenaëlle; Maitrejean, Mathias; Comte, Gilles; Barron, Denis; Di Pietro, Attilio; Castanys, Santiago; Gamarro, Francisco

    2001-01-01

    In order to overcome the multidrug resistance mediated by P-glycoprotein-like transporters in Leishmania spp., we have studied the effects produced by derivatives of the flavanolignan silybin and related compounds lacking the monolignol unit on (i) the affinity of binding to a recombinant C-terminal nucleotide-binding domain of the L. tropica P-glycoprotein-like transporter and (ii) the sensitization to daunomycin on promastigote forms of a multidrug-resistant L. tropica line overexpressing t...

  4. Comparison of western blot analysis and immunocytochemical detection of P-glycoprotein in multidrug resistant cells.

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    Friedlander, M. L.; Bell, D.R.; Leary, J; Davey, R A

    1989-01-01

    A sensitive immunocytochemical technique was developed to detect a 170,000 dalton cell membrane glycoprotein (P-gp) in cell lines resistant to vincristine and vinblastine with varying degrees of resistance. P-gp was shown very clearly using the C219 monoclonal antibody and immunocytochemical detection with either antialkaline phosphate or peroxidase-antiperoxidase with silver gold intensification. There was good correlation between the results obtained with immunocytochemical detection of P-g...

  5. Glicoproteína-P, resistência a múltiplas drogas (MDR) e relação estrutura-atividade de moduladores / P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance: structure-activity relationships of modulators

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    Paula C., Huber; Cintia H., Maruiama; Wanda P., Almeida.

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Multidrug resistance, MDR is a major obstacle for cancer chemotherapy. MDR can be reversed by drugs that vary in their chemical structure and main biological activity. Many efforts have been done to overcome MDR based on studies of structure-activity relationships and in this review we summarize som [...] e aspects of MDR mediated by P-glycoprotein (P-gp), as the most experimentally and clinically tested form of drug resistance. The most significant MDR mechanisms revealed until now are shortly discussed. Physicochemical and structural properties of MDR modulators, measures of the MDR reversal, and QSAR studies are included.

  6. Downregulation of JNK/SAPK activity is associated with the cross-resistance to P-glycoprotein-unrelated drugs in multidrug-resistant FM3A/M cells overexpressing P-glycoprotein.

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    Kang, C D; Ahn, B K; Jeong, C S; Kim, K W; Lee, H J; Yoo, S D; Chung, B S; Kim, S H

    2000-04-10

    In the present study, cross-drug resistance in multidrug-resistant (MDR) cells, which overexpress P-glycoprotein (Pgp), a mdr1 gene product, against Pgp-unrelated drugs, and its relevance to c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)/stress-activated protein kinase (SAPK) activity were examined. The multidrug-resistant FM3A/M cells overexpressing Pgp were resistant to apoptotic cell death induced either by Pgp-related drugs including vincristine and vinblastine, which are pumped out by Pgp, or by the Pgp-unrelated drugs including 5'-fluorouracil (5-FU) and bleomycin, which are not targets for Pgp, compared with the parental FM3A cells. Verapamil reversed the resistance of FM3A/M cells to apoptosis induced by the Pgp-related drugs but not that induced by the Pgp-unrelated drugs. Interestingly, FM3A/M cells have shown significantly lower basal and drug-stimulated JNK/SAPK activities than FM3A cells. After transfection with pEBG-SEK or pEBG-SAPK constructs, FM3A/M cells recovered the basal and Pgp-unrelated drug-stimulated activities of JNK/SAPK and the susceptibility to Pgp-unrelated drug-induced apoptotic cell death comparable to those of FM3A cells. Furthermore, FM3A cells became resistant to apoptotic cell death induced by vincristine and 5-FU after transfection with pEBG-SEK(K --> R), a dominant negative inhibitory mutant of SEK. These results suggest that downregulation of JNK/SAPK activity appears to confer on Pgp-associated FM3A/M cells a cross-resistance to Pgp-unrelated drugs. PMID:10739677

  7. In vivo imaging and specific targeting of P-glycoprotein expression in multidrug resistant nude mice xenografts with [{sup 125}I]MRK-16 monoclonal antibody

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    Scott, Andrew M.; Rosa, Eddie; Mehta, Bippin M.; Divgi, Chaitanya R.; Finn, Ronald D.; Biedler, June L.; Tsuruo, Takashi; Kalaigian, Hovannes; Larson, Steven M

    1995-05-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) in tumors is associated with P-glycoprotein (Pgp) expression. In vivo quantitation of Pgp may allow MDR to be evaluated noninvasively prior to treatment planning. The purpose of this study was to radiolabel MRK-16, a monoclonal antibody that targets an external epitope of P-glycoprotein, and perform in vivo quantitation of P-glycoprotein in a MDR xenograft nude mouse model. MRK-16 was labeled with {sup 125}I by the iodogen method, with subsequent purification by size exclusion chromatography. Groups of 10 Balb/c mice were each xenografted with colchicine-resistant or -sensitive neuroblastoma cell lines, respectively. Whole body clearance and tumor uptake over time was quantitated by gamma camera imaging, and biodistribution studies were performed with [{sup 125}]MRK-16 and an isotype matched control antibody, A33. Quantitative autoradiography and immunohistochemistry analysis of tumors was also evaluated to confirm specific targeting of [{sup 125}I]MRK-16. Peak tumor uptake was at 2-3 days post-injection, and was significantly greater in resistance compared to sensitive tumors (mean % injected dose/g {+-} SD) (18.76 {+-} 2.94 vs 10.93 {+-} 0.96; p < 0.05). Quantitative autoradiography verified these findings (19.13 {+-} 0.622 vs 12.08 {+-} 0.38, p < 0.05). Specific binding of [{sup 125}I]MRK-16 was confirmed by comparison to [{sup 131}I]A33 in biodistribution studies, and localized to cellular components of tissue stroma by comparison of histologic and autoradiographic sections of sensitive and resistant tumors. Immunoblot analysis demonstrated a 4.5-fold difference in P-glycoprotein expression between sensitive and resistant cell lines without colchicine selective pressure. We conclude that in vivo quantitation of P-glycoprotein in MDR tumors can be performed with [{sup 125}I]MRK-16. These findings suggest a potential clinical application for radiolabeled MRK-16 in the in vivo evaluation of multidrug resistance in tumors.

  8. Multidrug-resistance gene 1-type p-glycoprotein (MDR1 p-gp) inhibition by tariquidar impacts on neuroendocrine and behavioral processing of stress

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    Thoeringer, Christoph K; Wultsch, Thomas; Shahbazian, Anaid; Painsipp, Evelin; Holzer, Peter

    2007-01-01

    The multidrug-resistance gene 1-type p-glycoprotein (MDR1 p-gp) is a major gate-keeper at the blood-brain barrier (BBB), protecting the central nervous system from accumulation of toxic xenobiotics and drugs. In addition, MDR1 p-gp has been found to control the intracerebral access of glucocorticoid hormones and thus to modulate the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system. In view of the implication of glucocorticoids in the control of behavior, we examined how acut...

  9. Jatrophane diterpenoids from the latex of Euphorbia dendroides and their anti-P-glycoprotein activity in human multi-drug resistant cancer cell lines.

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    Jadranin, Milka; Peši?, Milica; Aljan?i?, Ivana S; Milosavljevi?, Slobodan M; Todorovi?, Nina M; Podolski-Reni?, Ana; Bankovi?, Jasna; Tani?, Nikola; Markovi?, Ivanka; Vajs, Vlatka E; Teševi?, Vele V

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    Thirteen jatrophane diterpenoids (1-10, 13-15), three previously isolated (11, 12, 16) and a known tigliane (17) were isolated from the latex of Euphorbia dendroides. The structures and relative configurations of compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic techniques. The P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inhibiting activities of the representative set of jatrophanes (1-6 and 11-16) have been assessed. Jatrophanes 2 and 5 demonstrated the most powerful inhibition of P-gp, higher than R(+)-verapamil and tariquidar in colorectal multi-drug resistant (MDR) cells (DLD1-TxR). PMID:23079764

  10. Multi-drug resistance in a canine lymphoid cell line due to increased P-glycoprotein expression, a potential model for drug-resistant canine lymphoma.

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    Zandvliet, M; Teske, E; Schrickx, J A

    2014-12-01

    Canine lymphoma is routinely treated with a doxorubicin-based multidrug chemotherapy protocol, and although treatment is initially successful, tumor recurrence is common and associated with therapy resistance. Active efflux of chemotherapeutic agents by transporter proteins of the ATP-Binding Cassette superfamily forms an effective cellular defense mechanism and a high expression of these transporters is frequently observed in chemotherapy-resistant tumors in both humans and dogs. In this study we describe the ABC-transporter expression in a canine lymphoid cell line and a sub-cell line with acquired drug resistance following prolonged exposure to doxorubicin. This sub-cell line was more resistant to doxorubicin and vincristine, but not to prednisolone, and had a highly increased P-glycoprotein (P-gp/abcb1) expression and transport capacity for the P-gp model-substrate rhodamine123. Both resistance to doxorubicin and vincristine, and rhodamine123 transport capacity were fully reversed by the P-gp inhibitor PSC833. No changes were observed in the expression and function of the ABC-transporters MRP-1 and BCRP. It is concluded that GL-40 cells represent a useful model for studying P-gp dependent drug resistance in canine lymphoid neoplasia, and that this model can be used for screening substances as potential P-gp substrates and their capacity to modulate P-gp mediated drug resistance. PMID:24975508

  11. Selective modulation of P-glycoprotein-mediated drug resistance

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    Bebawy, M; Morris, M B; B. D. Roufogalis

    2001-01-01

    Multidrug resistance associated with the overexpression of the multidrug transporter P-glycoprotein is a serious impediment to successful cancer treatment. We found that verapamil reversed resistance of CEM/VLB 100 cells to vinblastine and fluorescein-colchicine, but not to colchicine. Chlorpromazine reversed resistance to vinblastine but not to fluorescein-colchicine, and it increased resistance to colchicine. Initial influx rates of fluorescein-colchicine were similar in resistant and paren...

  12. Effect of P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance associated protein gene expression on Tc-99m MIBI imaging in hepatocellular carcinoma

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    Chang, C.-S. E-mail: changcs@vghtc.gov.tw; Huang, W.-T.; Yang, S.-S.; Yeh, H.-Z.; Kao, C.-H.; Chen, G.-H

    2003-02-01

    P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) expressions as well as Tc-99m methoxisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) images were assessed in 25 patients hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Tc-99m MIBI imaging was performed 10 minutes after intravenous injection of 20 mCi Tc-99m MIBI. Using immunohistochemical staining, 60% of the HCC lesions showed positive for Pgp and 64% showed positive for MRP. In 3 patients with MIBI uptake, immunohistochemical study of tumor tissue showed no Pgp stained cells. Nevertheless, they were all positive for MRP. The result of Tc-99m MIBI imaging is more related to the expression of Pgp than MRP gene. It is possible that other membrane transporters as well as Pgp and MRP are involved in the efflux of Tc-99m MIBI.

  13. Drug Resistance in Cortical and Hippocampal Slices from Resected Tissue of Epilepsy Patients: No Significant Impact of P-Glycoprotein and Multidrug Resistance-Associated Proteins

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    Sandow, Nora; Kim, Simon; Raue, Claudia; Päsler, Dennis; Klaft, Zin-Juan; Antonio, Leandro Leite; Hollnagel, Jan Oliver; Kovacs, Richard; Kann, Oliver; Horn, Peter; Vajkoczy, Peter; Holtkamp, Martin; Meencke, Heinz-Joachim; Cavalheiro, Esper A.; Pragst, Fritz; Gabriel, Siegrun; Lehmann, Thomas-Nicolas; Heinemann, Uwe

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    Drug resistant patients undergoing epilepsy surgery have a good chance to become sensitive to anticonvulsant medication, suggesting that the resected brain tissue is responsible for drug resistance. Here, we address the question whether P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) expressed in the resected tissue contribute to drug resistance in vitro. Effects of anti-epileptic drugs [carbamazepine (CBZ), sodium valproate, phenytoin] and two unspecific inhibitors of Pgp and MRPs [verapamil (VPM) and probenecid (PBN)] on seizure-like events (SLEs) induced in slices from 35 hippocampal and 35 temporal cortex specimens of altogether 51 patients (161 slices) were studied. Although in slice preparations the blood brain barrier is not functional, we found that SLEs predominantly persisted in the presence of anticonvulsant drugs (90%) and also in the presence of VPM and PBN (86%). Following subsequent co-administration of anti-epileptic drugs and drug transport inhibitors, SLEs continued in 63% of 143 slices. Drug sensitivity in slices was recognized either as transition to recurrent epileptiform transients (30%) or as suppression (7%), particularly by perfusion with CBZ in PBN containing solutions (43, 9%). Summarizing responses to co-administration from more than one slice per patient revealed that suppression of seizure-like activity in all slices was only observed in 7% of patients. Patients whose tissue was completely or partially sensitive (65%) presented with higher seizure frequencies than those with resistant tissue (35%). However, corresponding subgroups of patients do not differ with respect to expression rates of drug transporters. Our results imply that parenchymal MRPs and Pgp are not responsible for drug resistance in resected tissue. PMID:25741317

  14. Modulation of multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein activity by antiemetic compounds in human doxorubicin-resistant sarcoma cells (MES-SA/Dx-5): implications on cancer therapy.

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    Angelini, A; Conti, P; Ciofani, G; Cuccurullo, F; Di Ilio, C

    2013-01-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) in cancer cells is often caused by the high expression of the plasma membrane drug transporter P-glycoprotein (Pgp) associated with an elevated intracellular glutathione (GSH) content in various human tumors. Several chemosensitizers reverse MDR but have significant toxicities. Antiemetic medications are often used for controlling chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patient. In this in vitro study we investigated if the effects of two common antiemetic drugs such as dimenhydrinate (dime) and ondansentron (onda) and a natural compound (6)-gingerol (ginger), the active principle of ginger root, interfere on Pgp activity and intracellular GSH content in order to evaluate their potential use as chemosensitizing agents in anticancer chemotherapy. The human doxorubicin (doxo) resistant uterine sarcoma cells (MES-SA/Dx5) that overexpress Pgp, were treated with each antiemetic alone (1, 10 and 20 microM) or in combination with different doxo concentrations (2, 4, and 8 microM). We measured the intracellular accumulation and cytotoxicity of doxo (MTT assay), the cellular GSH content (GSH assay) and ROS production (DFC-DA assay), in comparison with verapamil (Ver), a specific inhibitor for Pgp, used as reference molecule. We found that exposure at 2, 4 and 8 microM doxo concentrations in the presence of dime, onda and ginger enhanced significantly doxo accumulation and cytotoxicity on resistant MES-SA/Dx5 cells when compared with doxo alone. Moreover, treatment with ginger (20 microM) increased cellular GSH content (greater than 10 percent) in resistant cells, while ROS production remained below the control values for all antiemetic compounds at all concentrations. These findings provide the rationale for innovative clinical trials of antiemetics or their derivatives as a new potential generation of chemosensitizers to improve effectiveness of the anticancer drugs in MDR human tumours. PMID:24382184

  15. Relevance of multidrug resistance 1 and P-glycoprotein to drug resistance in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Tsujimura, S.; Saito, K; Nakayamada, S; Tanaka, Y.

    2007-01-01

    Although corticosteroids and immunosuppressants are widely used for the treatments of various autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we often experience patients with SLE who are resistant to these treatments. Pglycoprotein (P-gp) of membrane transporters, a product of the multiple drug resistance (MDR)-1 gene, is known to play a pivotal role in the acquisition of drug resistance to chemotherapies in malignancy. However, the relevance of MDR...

  16. Inhibition of P-glycoprotein-mediated transport by S-adenosylmethionine and cynarin in multidrug-resistant human uterine sarcoma MES-SA/Dx5 cells.

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    Angelini, A; Di Pietro, R; Centurione, L; Castellani, M L; Conti, P; Porreca, E; Cuccurullo, F

    2012-01-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) to anticancer chemotherapy is often mediated by the overexpression of the plasma membrane drug transporter P-glycoprotein (Pgp) encoded by multidrug resistance gene (MDR1). Various chemosensitizing agents are able to inhibit Pgp activity but their clinical application is limited by their toxicity. Furthermore, hepatotoxicity related to chemotherapy causes delays of treatment in cancer patients and often requires supplementation of anti-tumour therapy with hepatoprotective agents. In this in vitro study, we investigated the effectiveness of an endogenous hepatoprotective agent, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), and a natural hepatoprotective compound, Cynarin (Cyn), to inhibit Pgp activity in order to evaluate their potential use as chemosensitizing agents. Human doxorubicin (doxo) resistant uterine sarcoma cells (MES-SA/Dx5) expressing high levels of Pgp were treated with two hepatoprotectors at various concentrations (1, 5 and 10 microM) that are clinically achievable, in the presence or absence of three different concentrations of doxo (2, 4 and 8 microM). In order to evaluate the effects of both hepatoprotectors, we measured the intracellular accumulation and cytotoxicity of doxo, the cellular GSH level, ROS production and catalase (CAT) activity. We found that treatment with 2, 4 and 8 microM doxo in the presence of SAMe or Cyn significantly increased the doxo accumulation and cytotoxicity on MES-SA/Dx5 cells, when compared to control cells receiving doxo alone. Moreover, treatment with SAMe or Cyn significantly increased GSH content, greater than 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively) and CAT activity greater than 60 and 150 percent, respectively) in resistant cancer cells, while ROS production was below the values of corresponding untreated control cells. Our in vitro findings provide a rationale for the potential clinical use of these hepatoprotectors both as chemosensitizing agents, to reverse Pgp-mediated MDR, and as antioxidants to protect normal cells from chemotherapy-induced cytotoxixity. PMID:23034269

  17. Distribution and functional activity of P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance-associated proteins in human brain microvascular endothelial cells in hippocampal sclerosis.

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    Kubota, Hisashi; Ishihara, Hideyuki; Langmann, Thomas; Schmitz, Gerd; Stieger, Bruno; Wieser, Heinz-Gregor; Yonekawa, Yasuhiro; Frei, Karl

    2006-03-01

    Multidrug resistance protein, also referred as P-glycoprotein (P-gp, MDR1; ABCB1) and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) 1 (ABCC1) and 2 (ABCC2) are, thus far, candidates to cause antiepileptic drug (AED) resistance epilepsy. In this study, we investigated P-gp, MRP1 and MRP2 expression, localization and functional activity on cryosections and isolated human brain-derived microvascular endothelial cells (HBMEC) from epileptic patients (HBMEC-EPI) with hippocampal sclerosis (HS), as compared with HBMEC isolated from normal brain cortex (HBMEC-CTR). We examined the expression and distribution of three transporters, P-gp, MRP1 and MRP2 on two major parts of the resected tissue, the hippocampus and the parahippocampal gyrus (Gph). P-gp showed diffuse expression not only in endothelium but also by parenchymal cells in both the hippocampus and the Gph. MRP1 labeling was observed in parenchymal cells in the Gph. By contrast, MRP2 was mainly found in endothelium of the hippocampus. P-gp and MRP1 expression in the Gph was relatively high in the patient with long-term seizure history. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis of HBMEC revealed that MDR1, MRP1 as well as MRP5 (ABCC5) and MRP6 (ABCC6) were overexpressed in HBMEC-EPI at the mRNA level. HBMEC from both normal and epilepsy groups displayed protein expression of P-gp, whereas MRP1 and MRP2 were seen only in HBMEC-EPI. Accordingly, it is of particular interest that MRP functional activities were observed in HBMEC-EPI, but not in HBMEC-CTR. Our results suggest that complex MDR expression changes not only in the hippocampus but in the Gph may play a role in AED pharmacoresistance in intractable epilepsy patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) by altering the permeability of AEDs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). PMID:16361082

  18. Comparative uptake of Tc-99m sestamibi and Tc-99m tetrofosmin in cancer cells and tissue expressing P-Glycoprotein or multidrug resistance associated protein

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    Cho, Jung Ah; Lee, Jae Tae; Yoo, Jung Ah [School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)] (and others)

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    {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi(MIBI) and {sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin have been used as substrates for P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug resistance associated protein (MRP), which are closely associated with multidrug resistance of the tumors. To understand different handling of radiotracers in cancer cell lines expressing Pgp and MRP, we compared cellular uptakes of {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI and {sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin. The effects of cyclosporin A (CsA), well-known multidrug resistant reversing agent, on the uptake of both tracers were also compared. HCT15/CL02 human colorectal cancer cells for Pgp expressing cells, and human non-small cell lung cancer A549 cells for MRP expressing cells, were used for in vitro and in vivo studies. RT-PCR, western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry were used for detection of Pgp and MRP. MDR-reversal effect with CsA was evaluated at different drug concentrations after incubation with MIBI or tetrofosmin. Radioactivities of supernatant and pellet were measured with gamma well counter. Tumoral uptake of the tracers were measured from tumor bearing nude mice treated with or without CsA. RT-PCR, western blot analysis of the cells and immunochemical staining revealed selective expression of Pgp and MRP for HCT15/CL02 and A549 cells, respectively. There were no significant difference in cellular uptakes of both tracers in HCT15/CL02 cells, but MIBI uptake was slightly higher than that of tetrofosmin in A549 cells. Co-incubation with CsA resulted in a increase in cellular uptakes of MIBI and tetrofosmin. Uptake of MIBI or tetrofosmin in HCT15/CL02 cells was increased by 10-and 2.4-fold, and by 7.5 and 6.3-fold in A549 cells, respectively. Percentage increase of MIBI was higher than that of tetrofosmin with CsA for both cells ({rho} < 0.05). In vivo biodistribution study showed that MIBI (114% at 10 min, 257% at 60 min, 396% at 24C min) and tetrofosmin uptake (110% at 10 min, 205% at 60 min, 410% at 240 min) were progressively increased by the time, up to 240 min with CsA. But increases in tumoral uptake were not significantly different between MIBI and tetrofosmin for both tumors. MIBI seems to be a better tracer than tetrofosmin for evaluating MDR reversal effect of the modulators in vitro, but these differences were not evident in vivo tumoral uptake. Both MIBI and tetrofosmin seem to be suitable tracers for imaging Pgp-and MRP=mediated drug resistance in tumors.

  19. Multi-drug resistance (MDR1 gene and P-glycoprotein influence on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodymanic of therapeutic drugs

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    Linardi Renata Lehn

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available (MDR1 gene expressed in tumor cells and also in several normal tissues, such as intestine, liver, kidney, blood-brain barrier, spinal cord, and placenta. P-gp has been identified in mice, rat, bovine, monkey, rodents, and human beings and has been receiving a particular clinical relevance because this protein expression limits brain access and intestinal absorption of many drugs. This protein plays a role as a protective barrier against a wide variety of substrates, avoiding drug entry into the central nervous system. P-glycoprotein also interferes with drug bioavailability and disposition, including absorption, distribution, metabolization, and excretion, influencing pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic of drugs. Modulation of P-gp may help the efficacy of treatment of several diseases and can explain some adverse central nervous system effects induced by drugs after intravenous administration and the poor response of oral administration in patients. Alteration in P-gp expression or function has been associated with several diseases susceptibility in humans and animals. Furthermore, additional studies relating MDR1 and P-gp expression has an important clinical implication also in terms of treatment efficacy.

  20. Diatrizoate, Iopromide and Iotrolan Enhanced Cytotoxicity of Daunorubicin in Multidrug Resistant K562/adr Cells: Impaired the Mitochondrial and Inhibited the P-Glycoprotein Function

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    Nitaya S.N. Ayudhya

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Multidrug resistance was an obstacle in cancer chemotherapy because the cells decreased their intracellular drug accumulation by energy-dependent compounds efflux pumps such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp. This study observed some iodinated radiographic contrast media, diatrizoate, iopromide and iotrolan affected the cellular energetic state and the kinetics of P-gp in drug-sensitive K562 and drug resistant K562/adr cell lines using spectrophotometer and spectrofluorometer. By colorimetric MTT assay, it was found that contrast media (0-3500 µM had no effect on both K562 and K562/adr cell viabilities, but in co-treatment with daunorubicin (DNR, diatrizoate decreased cell viability in K562/adr cells by decreasing ICso of DNR from 610.7 ±74.5 nM to 360±108.9 nM. The change in cellular energetic state was studied using rhodamine B as a probe to estimate mitochondrial membrane potential (??m. The results showed that 3500 µM diatrizoate decreased ??m from 162.2±0.3 mV to 86.9±9.9 mV in K562/adr cells. The kinetics of P-gp-mediated efflux of DNR could be reduced by diatrizoate from 0 (no inhibition to 0.65±0.11. This inhibition could be partially prevented in co-incubation with 20 nM concanamycin A or 10 µM cytochalasin B. Among the three molecules, diatrizoate showed the best efficiency. It could be proposed for further studies that diatrizoate could be used as MDR identification or MDR imaging and also acted as MDR sensitizing agent in cancer treatments.

  1. Regulation of multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1)/P-glycoprotein gene expression and activity by heat-shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1).

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    Vilaboa, N E; Galán, A; Troyano, A; de Blas, E; Aller, P

    2000-08-11

    Infection of HeLa cells with adenovirus-carrying HSF1(+) cDNA, which encodes a mutated form of HSF1 with constitutive transactivation capacity, increased multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) mRNA level and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) cell surface content and stimulated rhodamine 123 accumulation and vinblastine efflux activity. On the other hand, infection with adenovirus-carrying HSP70 and HSP27 cDNAs did not increase MDR1/P-gp expression. HSF1 regulates MDR1/P-gp expression at the transcriptional level, since HSF1(+) bound the heat-shock consensus elements (HSEs) in the MDR1 gene promoter and also activated the expression of an MDR1 promoter-driven reporter plasmid (pMDR1(-1202)). In addition, heat-shock increased pMDR1(-1202) promoter activity but not the activity of a similar reporter plasmid with point mutations at specific HSEs, and the heat-induced increase was totally inhibited by co-transfection with an expression plasmid carrying HSF1(-), a dominant negative mutant of HSF1. The stress inducers arsenite, butyrate, and etoposide also increased pMDR1(-1202) promoter activity, but the increase was not inhibited (in the case of butyrate) or was only partially inhibited (in the case of arsenite and etoposide) by HSF1(-). These results demonstrate that HSF1 regulates MDR1 expression, and that the HSEs present in the -315 to -285 region mediate the heat-induced activation of the MDR1 promoter. However, other factors may also participate in MDR1 induction by stressing agents. PMID:10816597

  2. Effects of arsenic trioxide on expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor and P-glycoprotein in multidrug resistant leukemia cell line K562/A02

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    Yu ZHANG

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO on the expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF and P-glycoprotein (P-gp in K562/A02 cells and to explore the correlation between VEGF and P-gp.Methods: The inhibition rate of K562/A02 cell proliferation was detected by using methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay (MTT; the level of VEGF was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA and the expression rate of P-gp was determined by flow cytometry (FCM.Results: 0.05 ?mol/L ATO had no influences on the cell proliferation and the expression of VEGF in K562/A02 cells; 0.4 and 3.2 ?mol/L ATO could significantly inhibit the K562/A02 cell proliferation and down-regulate the expression of VEGF in K562/A02 cells (P<0.05. The expression of P-gp did not changed after being exposed to 0.05 and 0.4 ?mol/L ATO for 24, 48 and 72 hours (P?0.05. 3.2 ?mol/L ATO could remarkably reduce the expression of P-gp in K562/A02 cells after 48- and 72-hour incubation with ATO (P<0.05.Conclusions: The down-regulation of P-gp and VEGF after being exposed to ATO probably contributes to the reversion of multidrug resistance in K562/A02 cells. The level of VEGF may be related to the expression rate of P-gp in K562/A02 cells

  3. Multidrug-resistance gene 1-type p-glycoprotein (MDR1 p-gp) inhibition by tariquidar impacts on neuroendocrine and behavioral processing of stress.

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    Thoeringer, Christoph K; Wultsch, Thomas; Shahbazian, Anaid; Painsipp, Evelin; Holzer, Peter

    2007-01-01

    The multidrug-resistance gene 1-type p-glycoprotein (MDR1 p-gp) is a major gate-keeper at the blood-brain barrier (BBB), protecting the central nervous system from accumulation of toxic xenobiotics and drugs. In addition, MDR1 p-gp has been found to control the intracerebral access of glucocorticoid hormones and thus to modulate the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system. In view of the implication of glucocorticoids in the control of behavior, we examined how acute pharmacological inhibition of MDR1 p-gp at the BBB by tariquidar (XR9576; 12 mg/kg, PO) impacts the neuroendocrine and behavioral processing of stress in C57BL/6JIcoHim inbred mice. Inhibition of MDR1 p-gp at the BBB did not alter emotional behavior at baseline. However, mice that were sensitized by water-avoidance stress, a mild psychological stressor, displayed significantly reduced anxiety-related behavior in the elevated plus-maze test when treated with tariquidar. Tariquidar, however, had no effect on stress-coping performance assessed in the forced swim test. Investigating the impact of acute MDR1 p-gp inhibition on the glucocorticoid system, we observed a significant attenuation of the mild stress-induced increase of plasma corticosterone after tariquidar administration. In order to examine whether the anti-anxiety effect of tariquidar in sensitized animals is mediated by glucocorticoids, the animals were treated with corticosterone (1mg/kg, SC) immediately after exposure to water-avoidance stress. Corticosterone caused a significant anxiolytic-like effect in this stress-related anxiety protocol, whereas tariquidar could not further enhance corticosterone's anti-anxiety effects. The current data show for the first time that pharmacological inhibition of MDR1 p-gp at the murine BBB by tariquidar alters emotional behavior and HPA axis activity. By facilitating the entry of corticosterone into the brain, tariquidar enhances feedback inhibition of the HPA system and in this way improves anxiety-related stress processing. These findings highlight a novel approach to the treatment of stress-related affective disorders in humans. PMID:17881135

  4. Assessment of the in vitro and in vivo properties of a {sup 99m}Tc-labeled inhibitor of the multidrug resistant gene product P-glycoprotein

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    Bergmann, R. E-mail: R.Bergmann@fz-rossendorf.de; Brust, P.; Scheunemann, M.; Pietzsch, H.-J.; Seifert, S.; Roux, F.; Johannsen, B

    2000-02-01

    Overexpression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp), which is present in the plasma membrane of various tumor cells and in several normal cell types, contributes to the multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype of many human cancers. As a prerequisite for therapy, the expression of Pgp must be studied. The available clinical radiopharmaceuticals for studying the expression of Pgp include the lipophilic {sup 99m}Tc cations (sestamibi, tetrofosmin) as well as [{sup 99m}Tc]Q57, [{sup 99m}Tc]Q58, and [{sup 99m}Tc]Q63. Here we describe the in vitro and in vivo properties of the structurally different complex (3-thiapentane-1,5-dithiolato)[[N-(3-phenylpropyl)-N-2(3-quinazoline-2,4 -dionyl)-ethyl]amino-ethylthiolato] oxotechnetium(V) ({sup 99/99m}Tc1) as a potential inhibitor of Pgp. {sup 99}Tc1 enhances the net cell accumulation of Pgp substrates [{sup 3}H]vinblastine, [{sup 3}H]vincristine, [{sup 3}H]colchicine, [{sup 99m}Tc]sestamibi, and [{sup 99m}Tc]tetrofosmin in rat brain endothelial cells (RBE4), an immortalized endothelial cell line that expresses Pgp. In addition, the cell accumulation of {sup 99m}Tc1 could be increased by verapamil and reserpine, which are known Pgp inhibitors. A multitracer approach was used to study the side effects of {sup 99}Tc1 on cell metabolism. The cells were simultaneously incubated with [{sup 99m}Tc]sestamibi, 2-[{sup 18}F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose ([{sup 18}F]FDG), and various {sup 3}H-labeled tracers. Two-dimensional scatter plots of [{sup 99m}Tc]sestamibi uptake/[{sup 18}F]FDG uptake show typical changes of known Pgp inhibitors including {sup 99}Tc1. The effects of {sup 99}Tc1 on the in vivo distribution of [{sup 99m}Tc]sestamibi and [{sup 18}F]FDG in rats also are comparable with the effects of verapamil, an established Pgp inhibitor and calcium channel blocker. We conclude that {sup 99/99m}Tc1 is a transport substrate and a potential inhibitor of Pgp. Our approach may be useful in the design of further radiotracers with specificity to Pgp.

  5. To predict response chemotherapy using technetium-99m tetrofosmin chest images in patients with untreated small cell lung cancer and compare with p-glycoprotein, multidrug resistance related protein-1, and lung resistance-related protein expression

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    Kuo, T.-H.; Liu, F.-Y.; Chuang, C.-Y.; Wu, H.-S.; Wang, J.-J.; Kao, Albert E-mail: albertkaotw@yahoo.com.tw

    2003-08-01

    Our preliminary studies found technetium-99m tetrofosmin (Tc- TF) chest imaging was related to Pgp or MRP1 expression and successfully predict chemotherapy response and in SCLC in human. However, there was no published literature to study relationship of Tc-TF chest images and LRP expression in SCLC patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationships among Tc- TF accumulation in untreated small cell lung cancer (SCLC), the expression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp), multidrug resistance related protein-1 (MRP1), and lung resistance-related protein (LRP), as well as the response to chemotherapy in patients with untreated SCLC. Thirty patients with SCLC were studied with chest images 15 to 30 minutes after intravenous injection of Tc-TF before chemotherapeutic induction. Tumor-to-background (T/B) ratios were obtained on the static and plantar Tc-TF chest images. The response to chemotherapy was evaluated upon completion of chemotherapy by clinical and radiological methods. These patients were separated into 15 patients with good response and 15 patients with poor response. No significant differences of prognostic factors (Karnofsky performance status, tumor size, or tumor stage) were found between the patients with good and poor responses. Immunohistochemical analyses were performed on multiple nonconsecutive sections of biopsy specimens to detect Pgp, MRP1, and LRP expression. The difference in T/B ratios on the Tc-TF chest images of the patients with good versus poor response was significant. The differences in T/B ratios of the patients with positive versus negative Pgp expression and with positive versus negative MRP1 expression were significant. The difference in T/B ratios of the patients with positive versus negative LRP expression was not significant. We concluded that Tc-TF chest images could accurately predict chemotherapy response of patients with SCLC. In addition, The Tc-TF tumor uptake was related to Pgp or MRP1 but not LPR expression in SCLC.

  6. Contribution of glial cells and pericytes to the mRNA profiles of P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance-associated proteins in an in vitro model of the blood-brain barrier.

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    Berezowski, Vincent; Landry, Christophe; Dehouck, Marie-Pierre; Cecchelli, Roméo; Fenart, Laurence

    2004-08-20

    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and the multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRP), whose expression is associated with multidrug resistance, have been recently located in the brain capillary endothelial cells (BCEC) forming the blood-brain barrier (BBB), without taking into account a possible influence or contribution of glial cells and pericytes. Using semiquantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), the present study analysed the transcriptional expression of P-gp and the seven homologues of MRP transporters in BCECs in solo culture or in an in vitro model of the BBB consisting of a co-culture of BCECs and glial cells. Pericytes, glial cells, isolated brain capillaries and bovine grey matter extracts were also tested. P-gp mRNA, absent in glial cells, was found in brain capillaries and in co-cultured BCECs with an increased signal compared to the in solo culture. No amplification was observed in pericytes or grey matter. While MRP2, MRP3 and MRP7 remained undetected, MRP1, absent in capillaries or grey matter, was amplified in BCECs, glial cells and pericytes. MRP4 gave a low signal in most cultures. MRP5 was ubiquitously expressed, displaying a potent signal in all conditions. In spite of its presence in cultured glial cells, MRP6 mRNA expression appeared to be restricted to BCECs, with the same upregulation in the co-cultured condition as observed with P-gp. Moreover, MRP6 was the only transporter whose endothelial mRNA expression was influenced by the presence of pericytes. The tissue distribution of the expression of these transporters and the contribution of the different cell populations are discussed. PMID:15262198

  7. pH-Responsive therapeutic solid lipid nanoparticles for reducing P-glycoprotein-mediated drug efflux of multidrug resistant cancer cells

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    Full Text Available Hsin-Hung Chen,1 Wen-Chia Huang,2 Wen-Hsuan Chiang,2 Te-I Liu,2 Ming-Yin Shen,2,3 Yuan-Hung Hsu,4 Sung-Chyr Lin,1 Hsin-Cheng Chiu2 1Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, 2Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, 3Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital-Hsinchu Branch, 4Pharmaceutical Optimization Technology Division, Biomedical Technology and Device Research Laboratory, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan Abstract: In this study, a novel pH-responsive cholesterol-PEG adduct-coated solid lipid nanoparticles (C-PEG-SLNs carrying doxorubicin (DOX capable of overcoming multidrug resistance (MDR breast cancer cells is presented. The DOX-loaded SLNs have a mean hydrodynamic diameter of ~100 nm and a low polydispersity index (under 0.20 with a high drug-loading efficiency ranging from 80.8% to 90.6%. The in vitro drug release profiles show that the DOX-loaded SLNs exhibit a pH-controlled drug release behavior with the maximum and minimum unloading percentages of 63.4% at pH 4.7 and 25.2% at pH 7.4, respectively. The DOX-loaded C-PEG-SLNs displayed a superior ability in inhibiting the proliferation of MCF-7/MDR cells. At a DOX concentration of 80 µM, the cell viabilities treated with C-PEG-SLNs were approximately one-third of the group treated with free DOX. The inhibition activity of C-PEG-SLNs could be attributed to the transport of C-PEG to cell membrane, leading to the change of the composition of the cell membrane and thus the inhibition of permeability glycoprotein activity. This hypothesis is supported by the confocal images showing the accumulation of DOX in the nuclei of cancer cells and the localization of C-PEG on the cell membranes. The results of in vivo study further demonstrated that the DOX delivered by the SLNs accumulates predominantly in tumor via enhanced permeability and retention effect, the enhanced passive tumor accumulation due to the loose intercellular junctions of endothelial cells lining inside blood vessels at tumor site, and the lack of lymphatic drainage. The growth of MCF-7/MDR xenografted tumor on Balb/c nude mice was inhibited to ~400 mm3 in volume as compared with the free DOX treatment group, 1,140 mm3, and the group treated with 1,2 distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[methoxy(polyethylene glycol] solid lipid nanoparticles, 820 mm3. Analysis of the body weight of nude mice and the histology of organs and tumor after the administration of DOX-loaded SLNs show that the SLNs have no observable side effects. These results indicate that the C-PEG-SLN is a promising platform for the delivery of therapeutic agents for MDR cancer chemotherapy. Keywords: pH-responsive, solid lipid nanoparticles, multidrug resistance, permeability glycoprotein

  8. pH-Responsive therapeutic solid lipid nanoparticles for reducing P-glycoprotein-mediated drug efflux of multidrug resistant cancer cells

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    Chen, Hsin-Hung; Huang, Wen-Chia; Chiang, Wen-Hsuan; Liu, Te-I; Shen, Ming-Yin; Hsu, Yuan-Hung; Lin, Sung-Chyr; Chiu, Hsin-Cheng

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    In this study, a novel pH-responsive cholesterol-PEG adduct-coated solid lipid nanoparticles (C-PEG-SLNs) carrying doxorubicin (DOX) capable of overcoming multidrug resistance (MDR) breast cancer cells is presented. The DOX-loaded SLNs have a mean hydrodynamic diameter of ~100 nm and a low polydispersity index (under 0.20) with a high drug-loading efficiency ranging from 80.8% to 90.6%. The in vitro drug release profiles show that the DOX-loaded SLNs exhibit a pH-controlled drug release behavior with the maximum and minimum unloading percentages of 63.4% at pH 4.7 and 25.2% at pH 7.4, respectively. The DOX-loaded C-PEG-SLNs displayed a superior ability in inhibiting the proliferation of MCF-7/MDR cells. At a DOX concentration of 80 ?M, the cell viabilities treated with C-PEG-SLNs were approximately one-third of the group treated with free DOX. The inhibition activity of C-PEG-SLNs could be attributed to the transport of C-PEG to cell membrane, leading to the change of the composition of the cell membrane and thus the inhibition of permeability glycoprotein activity. This hypothesis is supported by the confocal images showing the accumulation of DOX in the nuclei of cancer cells and the localization of C-PEG on the cell membranes. The results of in vivo study further demonstrated that the DOX delivered by the SLNs accumulates predominantly in tumor via enhanced permeability and retention effect, the enhanced passive tumor accumulation due to the loose intercellular junctions of endothelial cells lining inside blood vessels at tumor site, and the lack of lymphatic drainage. The growth of MCF-7/MDR xenografted tumor on Balb/c nude mice was inhibited to ~400 mm3 in volume as compared with the free DOX treatment group, 1,140 mm3, and the group treated with 1,2 distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[methoxy(polyethylene glycol)] solid lipid nanoparticles, 820 mm3. Analysis of the body weight of nude mice and the histology of organs and tumor after the administration of DOX-loaded SLNs show that the SLNs have no observable side effects. These results indicate that the C-PEG-SLN is a promising platform for the delivery of therapeutic agents for MDR cancer chemotherapy. PMID:26346762

  9. pH-Responsive therapeutic solid lipid nanoparticles for reducing P-glycoprotein-mediated drug efflux of multidrug resistant cancer cells.

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    Chen, Hsin-Hung; Huang, Wen-Chia; Chiang, Wen-Hsuan; Liu, Te-I; Shen, Ming-Yin; Hsu, Yuan-Hung; Lin, Sung-Chyr; Chiu, Hsin-Cheng

    2015-01-01

    In this study, a novel pH-responsive cholesterol-PEG adduct-coated solid lipid nanoparticles (C-PEG-SLNs) carrying doxorubicin (DOX) capable of overcoming multidrug resistance (MDR) breast cancer cells is presented. The DOX-loaded SLNs have a mean hydrodynamic diameter of ~100 nm and a low polydispersity index (under 0.20) with a high drug-loading efficiency ranging from 80.8% to 90.6%. The in vitro drug release profiles show that the DOX-loaded SLNs exhibit a pH-controlled drug release behavior with the maximum and minimum unloading percentages of 63.4% at pH 4.7 and 25.2% at pH 7.4, respectively. The DOX-loaded C-PEG-SLNs displayed a superior ability in inhibiting the proliferation of MCF-7/MDR cells. At a DOX concentration of 80 ?M, the cell viabilities treated with C-PEG-SLNs were approximately one-third of the group treated with free DOX. The inhibition activity of C-PEG-SLNs could be attributed to the transport of C-PEG to cell membrane, leading to the change of the composition of the cell membrane and thus the inhibition of permeability glycoprotein activity. This hypothesis is supported by the confocal images showing the accumulation of DOX in the nuclei of cancer cells and the localization of C-PEG on the cell membranes. The results of in vivo study further demonstrated that the DOX delivered by the SLNs accumulates predominantly in tumor via enhanced permeability and retention effect, the enhanced passive tumor accumulation due to the loose intercellular junctions of endothelial cells lining inside blood vessels at tumor site, and the lack of lymphatic drainage. The growth of MCF-7/MDR xenografted tumor on Balb/c nude mice was inhibited to ~400 mm(3) in volume as compared with the free DOX treatment group, 1,140 mm(3), and the group treated with 1,2 distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[methoxy(polyethylene glycol)] solid lipid nanoparticles, 820 mm(3). Analysis of the body weight of nude mice and the histology of organs and tumor after the administration of DOX-loaded SLNs show that the SLNs have no observable side effects. These results indicate that the C-PEG-SLN is a promising platform for the delivery of therapeutic agents for MDR cancer chemotherapy. PMID:26346762

  10. Di-2-pyridylketone 4,4-dimethyl-3-thiosemicarbazone (Dp44mT) overcomes multidrug resistance by a novel mechanism involving the hijacking of lysosomal P-glycoprotein (Pgp).

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    Jansson, Patric J; Yamagishi, Tetsuo; Arvind, Akanksha; Seebacher, Nicole; Gutierrez, Elaine; Stacy, Alexandra; Maleki, Sanaz; Sharp, Danae; Sahni, Sumit; Richardson, Des R

    2015-04-10

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major obstacle in cancer treatment. More than half of human cancers express multidrug-resistant P-glycoprotein (Pgp), which correlates with a poor prognosis. Intriguingly, through an unknown mechanism, some drugs have greater activity in drug-resistant tumor cells than their drug-sensitive counterparts. Herein, we investigate how the novel anti-tumor agent di-2-pyridylketone 4,4-dimethyl-3-thiosemicarbazone (Dp44mT) overcomes MDR. Four different cell types were utilized to evaluate the effect of Pgp-potentiated lysosomal targeting of drugs to overcome MDR. To assess the mechanism of how Dp44mT overcomes drug resistance, cellular studies utilized Pgp inhibitors, Pgp silencing, lysosomotropic agents, proliferation assays, immunoblotting, a Pgp-ATPase activity assay, radiolabeled drug uptake/efflux, a rhodamine 123 retention assay, lysosomal membrane permeability assessment, and DCF (2',7'-dichlorofluorescin) redox studies. Anti-tumor activity and selectivity of Dp44mT in Pgp-expressing, MDR cells versus drug-sensitive cells were studied using a BALB/c nu/nu xenograft mouse model. We demonstrate that Dp44mT is transported by the lysosomal Pgp drug pump, causing lysosomal targeting of Dp44mT and resulting in enhanced cytotoxicity in MDR cells. Lysosomal Pgp and pH were shown to be crucial for increasing Dp44mT-mediated lysosomal damage and subsequent cytotoxicity in drug-resistant cells, with Dp44mT being demonstrated to be a Pgp substrate. Indeed, Pgp-dependent lysosomal damage and cytotoxicity of Dp44mT were abrogated by Pgp inhibitors, Pgp silencing, or increasing lysosomal pH using lysosomotropic bases. In vivo, Dp44mT potently targeted chemotherapy-resistant human Pgp-expressing xenografted tumors relative to non-Pgp-expressing tumors in mice. This study highlights a novel Pgp hijacking strategy of the unique dipyridylthiosemicarbazone series of thiosemicarbazones that overcome MDR via utilization of lysosomal Pgp transport activity. PMID:25720491

  11. The importance of P-glycoprotein multidrug transporter activity measurement in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection.

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    Babi?, Zarko; Kucisec-Tepes, Nastja; Troskot, Rosana; Dorosuli?, Zdravko; Svoboda-Beusan, Ivna

    2009-12-01

    P-glycoprotein is important in local antibiotic resistance. Aim was to evaluate the role of P-glycoprotein in local antibiotic resistance in patients with antral gastritis during antibiotic therapy to Helicobacter pylori infection. In the group of 53 patients with pathohistologically verified gastritis and microbiologically confirmed H. pylori infection (no signs of antimicrobial resistance) we have determined P-glycoprotein activity in gastric mucosa biopsy specimens, and compared them with the P-glycoprotein activity in 12 control subjects with normal endoscopic findings. The H. pylori positive patients were treated according to Maastricht protocol with short-term 7-day therapy consisting of two antibiotics (amoxicillin and azithromycin/metronidazole and clarithromycin) and a proton pump inhibitor P-glycoprotein activity was determined in rhodamine dye efflux test and quantified by ratio of the mean fluorescence (RMF) in flow cytometry analysis. H. pylori was successfully eradicated in the first cycle in 20 patients, whereas therapy was continued in 33 patients. The mean pre-treatment RMF values were higher in patients with H. pylori infection then in control subjects (p RMF was also higher in patients with multiple therapeutic failure than in those with successful H. pylori eradication (p RMF increased significantly during the antibiotic therapy (p therapy failure in patients with H. pylori. Our study confirms the importance of quantitative evaluation of P-glycoprotein expression during antibiotic treatment response. PMID:20102060

  12. Human hepatoma cells rich in P-glycoprotein are sensitive to aclarubicin and resistant to three other anthracyclines.

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    Lehne, G.; De Angelis, P; Clausen, O P; Rugstad, H. E.

    1996-01-01

    Drug resistance is a major obstacle to successful chemotherapy of primary liver cancer, which is associated with high expression of the multidrug resistance (MDR) gene product P-glycoprotein (Pgp), a multidrug efflux transporter. The most effective single agents in treatment of primary liver carcinoma belong to the anthracycline family, yet several anthracyclines are known to be substrates for Pgp. In the present study, we compared four anthracyclines with respect to cell growth inhibition, i...

  13. Up-regulation of multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein via nuclear factor-kappaB activation protects kidney proximal tubule cells from cadmium- and reactive oxygen species-induced apoptosis.

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    Thévenod, F; Friedmann, J M; Katsen, A D; Hauser, I A

    2000-01-21

    Cadmium-mediated toxicity of cultured proximal tubule (PT) cells is associated with increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and apoptosis. We found that cadmium-dependent apoptosis (Hoechst 33342 and annexin V assays) decreased with prolonged CdCl(2) (10 microM) application (controls: 2.4 +/- 1.6%; 5 h: +5.1 +/- 2.3%, 20 h: +5.7 +/- 2.5%, 48 h: +3.3 +/- 1.0% and 72 h: +2.1 +/- 0.4% above controls), while cell proliferation was not affected. Reduction of apoptosis correlated with a time-dependent up-regulation of the drug efflux pump multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein (mdr1) in cadmium-treated cells ( approximately 4-fold after 72 h), as determined by immunoblotting with the monoclonal antibody C219 and measurement of intracellular accumulation of the fluorescent probe calcein +/- the mdr1 inhibitor PSC833 (0.5 microM). When mdr1 inhibitors (PSC833, cyclosporine A, verapamil) were transiently added to cells with mdr1 up-regulation by pretreatment for 72 h with cadmium, cadmium-induced apoptosis increased significantly and to a percentage similar to that obtained in cells with no mdr1 up-regulation (72-h cadmium: 5.2 +/- 0.9% versus 72-h cadmium + 1-h PSC833: 7.2 +/- 1.4%; p mdr1 up-regulation depended on ROS, since co-incubation with the ROS scavengers N-acetylcysteine (15 mM) or pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (0.1 mM) abolished both responses. Moreover, cadmium- and ROS-associated mdr1 up-regulation was linked to activation of the transcription factor NF-kappaB; N-acetylcysteine, pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate, and the IkappaB-alpha kinase inhibitor Bay 11-7082 (20 microM) prevented both, mdr1 overexpression and degradation of the inhibitory NF-kappaB subunit, IkappaB-alpha, induced by cadmium. The data show that 1) cadmium-mediated apoptosis in PT cells is associated with ROS production, 2) ROS increase mdr1 expression by a process involving NF-kappaB activation, and 3) mdr1 overexpression protects PT cells against cadmium-mediated apoptosis. These data suggest that mdr1 up-regulation, at least in part, provides anti-apoptotic protection for PT cells against cadmium-mediated stress. PMID:10636889

  14. Usefulness of technetium-99m tetrofosmin liver imaging to detect hepatocellular carcinoma and related to expression of P-glycoprotein or multidrug resistance associated protein-a preliminary report

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    Ding, H.J.; Huang, W.T.; Tsai, C.S.; Chang, C.S.; Kao, A. E-mail: albertkaotw@yahoo.com.tw

    2003-05-01

    Technetium-99m Tetrofsomin (Tc-TF) has been shown to be useful in identifying several types of tumors, such as breast, lung, and thyroid cancers. There was no report in the literature for Tc-TF uptake in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of Tc-TF liver imaging to detect HCC and investigate the relationship between Tc-TF liver imaging findings and P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug resistance associated protein (MRP) expression. Before any therapy, 22 patients with HCC were enrolled in this study. Tc-TF liver images were performed l0 minutes after intravenous injection of 20mCi Tc-TF. All patients had liver biopsy or surgery within l week after Tc-TF liver imaging. Immunohistochemical study of the biopsy or resected HCC specimens was performed using anti-human Pgp and MRP antibodies. Twenty of the 22 (90.9%) patients showed negative Tc-TF liver imaging results without significant Tc-TF uptake in HCC, whereas only the remaining 2 (9.1%) patients showed positive Tc-TF liver imaging results with significant Tc-TF uptake in HCC. Positive Pgp expression was observed in 13 of 20 patients with negative Tc-TF liver imaging results, whereas positive MRP expression was observed in 6 of the remaining 7 patients with negative both Tc-TF liver imaging results and Pgp expression. However, negative Pgp expression but positive MRP expression was observed in all of the remaining 2 patients with positive Tc-TF liver imaging results. The correlation between Tc-TF liver imaging findings and Pgp expression was significant and better than between Tc-TF liver imaging findings and MRP expression. Pgp or MRP expression in HCC may induce no significant Tc-TF uptake in HCC resulting in negative Tc-TF liver imaging findings. Therefore, Tc-TF liver imaging is potential to be a non-invasive method to predict Pgp or MRP expression in HCC. However, further studies with a larger series of patients and longer follow-up time are necessary to confirm our findings.

  15. Multidrug resistance in tumour cells: characterisation of the multidrug resistant cell line K562-Lucena 1

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    RUMJANEK VIVIAN M.; TRINDADE GILMA S.; WAGNER-SOUZA KAREN; MELETTI-DE-OLIVEIRA MICHELE C.; MARQUES-SANTOS LUIS F.; MAIA RAQUEL C.; CAPELLA MÁRCIA A. M.

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    Multidrug resistance to chemotherapy is a major obstacle in the treatment of cancer patients. The best characterised mechanism responsible for multidrug resistance involves the expression of the MDR-1 gene product, P-glycoprotein. However, the resistance process is multifactorial. Studies of multidrug resistance mechanisms have relied on the analysis of cancer cell lines that have been selected and present cross-reactivity to a broad range of anticancer agents. This work characterises a multi...

  16. P-glycoprotein involvement in cuticular penetration of [14C]thiodicarb in resistant tobacco budworms.

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    Lanning, C L; Ayad, H M; Abou-Donia, M B

    1996-06-01

    Pesticides have been shown to interact with the multidrug resistance protein associated with cancer chemotherapy, P-glycoprotein (P-gp). P-gp, therefore, has also been implicated in the development of pesticide resistance. The purpose of this study was to characterize the effect P-gp has on the accumulation of the carbamate pesticide, thiodicarb. For these studies, resistant tobacco budworm larvae, expressing four times the P-gp as susceptible larvae, were pretreated with the P-gp inhibitor, quinidine, and challenged topically with thiodicarb. Quinidine enhanced thiodicarb toxicity in a dose-dependent manner, with mortality in the presence of P-gp inhibition increased up to 33%. Quinidine treatment increased [14C]thiodicarb accumulation 2- to 3-fold as compared to thiodicarb treatment alone. This study suggests that P-gp contributes to quinidine synergism of thiodicarb toxicity and suggests that P-gp may be involved in cuticular resistance to pesticides. PMID:8644124

  17. Complex interplay between the P-glycoprotein multidrug efflux pump and the membrane: its role in modulating protein function

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    FrancesJaneSharom

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    Full Text Available Multidrug resistance in cancer is linked to expression of the P-glycoprotein multidrug transporter (Pgp, ABCB1, which exports many structurally diverse compounds from cells. Substrates first partition into the bilayer and then interact with a large flexible binding pocket within the transporter’s transmembrane regions. Pgp has been described as a hydrophobic vacuum cleaner or an outwardly-directed drug/lipid flippase. Recent X-ray crystal structures have shed some light on the nature of the drug-binding pocket and suggested routes by which substrates can enter it from the membrane. Detergents have profound effects on Pgp function, and several appear to be substrates. Biochemical and biophysical studies in vitro, some using purified reconstituted protein, have explored the effects of the membrane environment. They have demonstrated that Pgp is involved in a complex relationship with its lipid environment, which modulates the behaviour of its substrates, as well as various functions of the protein, including ATP hydrolysis, drug binding and drug transport. Membrane lipid composition and fluidity, phospholipid headgroup and acyl chain length all influence Pgp function. Recent studies focusing on thermodynamics and kinetics have revealed some important principles governing Pgp-lipid and substrate-lipid interactions, and how these affect drug binding and transport. In some cells, Pgp is associated with cholesterol-rich microdomains which may modulate its functions. The relationship between Pgp and cholesterol remains an open question; however it clearly affects several aspects of its function in addition to substrate-membrane partitioning. The action of Pgp modulators appears to depend on their membrane permeability, and membrane fluidizers and surfactants reverse drug resistance, likely via an indirect mechanism. A detailed understanding of how the membrane affects Pgp substrates and Pgp’s catalytic cycle may lead to new strategies to combat clinical drug resistance.

  18. Overcoming Multidrug Resistance in Human Cancer Cells by Natural Compounds

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    Tomohiro Nabekura

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    Multidrug resistance is a phenomenon whereby tumors become resistant to structurally unrelated anticancer drugs. P-glycoprotein belongs to the large ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter superfamily of membrane transport proteins. P-glycoprotein mediates resistance to various classes of anticancer drugs including vinblastine, daunorubicin, and paclitaxel, by actively extruding the drugs from the cells. The quest for inhibitors of anticancer drug efflux transporters has uncovered natural comp...

  19. Expression of the multidrug transporter P-glycoprotein is inversely related to that of apoptosis-associated endogenous TRAIL.

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    Souza, Paloma S; Madigan, James P; Gillet, Jean-Pierre; Kapoor, Khyati; Ambudkar, Suresh V; Maia, Raquel C; Gottesman, Michael M; Leung Fung, King

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) has been associated with expression of ABC transporter genes including P-glycoprotein (Pgp, MDR1, ABCB1). However, deregulation of apoptotic pathways also renders cells resistant to chemotherapy. To discover apoptosis-related genes affected by Pgp expression, we used the HeLa MDR-off system. We found that using doxycycline to control Pgp expression has a significant advantage over tetracycline, in that doxycycline caused less endogenous gene expression modification/perturbation, and was more potent than tetracycline in suppressing Pgp expression. Cells overexpressing Pgp have lower TNFSF10 (TRAIL) expression than their parental cells. Controlled downregulation of Pgp increased endogenous TRAIL protein expression. Also, ectopic overexpression of TRAIL in Pgp-positive cells was associated with a reduction in Pgp levels. However, cells expressing a functionally defective mutant Pgp showed an increase in TRAIL expression, suggesting that Pgp function is required for TRAIL suppression. Cells in which Pgp is knocked down by upregulation of TRAIL expression are less susceptible to TRAIL ligand (sTRAIL)-induced apoptosis. Our findings reveal an inverse correlation between functional Pgp and endogenous TRAIL expression. Pgp function plays an important role in the TRAIL-mediated apoptosis pathway by regulating endogenous TRAIL expression and the TRAIL-mediated apoptosis pathway in MDR cancer cells. PMID:26101157

  20. Evaluation of the expression of P-glycoprotein in propoxur-resistant Caco-2 cells.

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    Full Text Available There is a great concern about the effect of propoxur, as one of the more common N-methyl carbamate pesticides, on human health due to its extensive use in agricultural and non-agricultural applications. Caco-2 cells became resistant to propoxur, and the resistance was confirmed through MTT assay. Then the cell membrane integrity and P-glycoprotein expression were measured by LDH assay and western blot analysis, respectively and compared to the parent cells.  Contrary to what was expected, the expression of P-glycoprotein in propoxur resistant cells was lower than parent cells.This study indicates that the resistance to propoxur may not be related to P-glycoprotein expression directly, since P-glycoprotein expression has decreased in these cells.

  1. Overcoming Multidrug Resistance in Human Cancer Cells by Natural Compounds

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    Tomohiro Nabekura

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Multidrug resistance is a phenomenon whereby tumors become resistant to structurally unrelated anticancer drugs. P-glycoprotein belongs to the large ATP-binding cassette (ABC transporter superfamily of membrane transport proteins. P-glycoprotein mediates resistance to various classes of anticancer drugs including vinblastine, daunorubicin, and paclitaxel, by actively extruding the drugs from the cells. The quest for inhibitors of anticancer drug efflux transporters has uncovered natural compounds, including (--epigallocatechin gallate, curcumin, capsaicin, and guggulsterone, as promising candidates. In this review, studies on the effects of natural compounds on P-glycoprotein and anticancer drug efflux transporters are summarized.

  2. Nanomedicinal strategies to treat multidrug-resistant tumors: current progress

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    Dong, Xiaowei; Mumper, Russell J.

    2010-01-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major impediment to the success of cancer chemotherapy. P-glycoprotein is an important and the best-known membrane transporter involved in MDR. Several strategies have been used to address MDR, especially P-glycoprotein-mediated drug resistance in tumors. However, clinical success has been limited, largely due to issues regarding lack of efficacy and/or safety. Nanoparticles have shown the ability to target tumors based on their unique physical and biological p...

  3. Multi-drug resistance (MDR1) gene and P-glycoprotein influence on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodymanic of therapeutic drugs / Influência do gene de resistência múltipla (MDR1) e da P-glicoproteína na farmacocinética e farmacodinâmica de drogas terapêuticas

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    Renata Lehn, Linardi; Cláudio Corrêa, Natalini.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available P-glicoproteína (P-gp) é um transportador de membrana ligado ao gene de resistência múltipla (MDR1), expressado em células tumorais e também em tecidos normais como intestino, fígado, rins, membranas hematoencefálica, hemo-placentária e medula espinhal. A P-gp já foi identificada em camundongos, rat [...] os, bovinos, macacos, roedores e seres humanos e tem ganhado relevância clínica particular em função de sua expressão limitar o acesso de drogas ao cérebro e interferir com a absorção intestinal quando administradas pela via oral. Esta proteína participa da função protetora do organismo contra uma grande variedade de substratos, evitando a entrada de drogas no sistema nervoso central. A P-gp interfere também com a biodisponibilidade dos fármacos, incluindo absorção, distribuição, metabolização e excreção, influenciando assim, a farmacocinética e dinâmica dos mesmos. Desta maneira, a modulação da P-gp pode explicar alguns efeitos adversos no sistema nervoso central, induzidos por alguns fármacos após administração intravenosa, e a pobre resposta após administração oral em pacientes. A alteração na expressão ou função da P-glicoproteína tem sido associada a uma maior susceptibilidade a diversas doenças em humanos e animais. Estudos adicionais relacionados à expressão e à função da P-gp espécie-específica têm implicação clínica importante em termos de eficiência de tratamento. Abstract in english (MDR1) gene expressed in tumor cells and also in several normal tissues, such as intestine, liver, kidney, blood-brain barrier, spinal cord, and placenta. P-gp has been identified in mice, rat, bovine, monkey, rodents, and human beings and has been receiving a particular clinical relevance because t [...] his protein expression limits brain access and intestinal absorption of many drugs. This protein plays a role as a protective barrier against a wide variety of substrates, avoiding drug entry into the central nervous system. P-glycoprotein also interferes with drug bioavailability and disposition, including absorption, distribution, metabolization, and excretion, influencing pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic of drugs. Modulation of P-gp may help the efficacy of treatment of several diseases and can explain some adverse central nervous system effects induced by drugs after intravenous administration and the poor response of oral administration in patients. Alteration in P-gp expression or function has been associated with several diseases susceptibility in humans and animals. Furthermore, additional studies relating MDR1 and P-gp expression has an important clinical implication also in terms of treatment efficacy.

  4. Expression of P-glycoprotein, multidrug resistance-associated protein, glutathione-S-transferase pi and p53 in canine transmissible venereal tumor / Expressão da glicoproteína-P, proteína associada à múltiplas drogas, glutationa-S-transferase pi e p53 no tumor venéreo transmissível canino

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    Daniel G., Gerardi; Mirela, Tinucci-Costa; Ana Carolina T., Silveira; Juliana V., Moro.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A superexpressão das proteínas glicoproteína-P (Gp-P), proteína associada à resistência à múltiplas drogas 1 (MRP1) e p53 mutante e a enzima glutationa-S-transferase pi (GSTpi) está relacionada com resistência à quimioterapia em neoplasias humanas e caninas. Este estudo avaliou a expressão, por meio [...] da imuno-histoquímica desses marcadores em espécimes de TVT caninos sem histórico de quimioterapia prévia (TVT1, n=9) e em TVT caninos que apresentaram resposta clínica insatisfatória ao sulfato de vincristina (TVT2, n=5). A porcentagem de espécimes positivos para Gp-P, MRP1, GSTpi e p53 foram, respectivamente 88,8%, 0%, 44,5% e 22,2% no grupo TVT1 e 80%, 0%, 80% e 0% no grupo TVT2. No TVT1, um espécime apresentou expressão positiva para três marcadores e quatro para dois marcadores. No TVT2, três espécimes expressaram a Gp-P e GSTpi. Em conclusão, os TVTs caninos estudados expressaram os quatro marcadores avaliados, no entanto apenas a Gp-P e GSTpi foram significativamente expressas, principalmente no citoplasmas e no citoplasma e no núcleo, respectivamente, tanto antes da quimioterapia quanto após à exposição ao sulfato de vincristina. Estudos futuros são necessários para demonstrar a função desses dois marcadores em conferir resistência à multiplas drogas (RMD) ou predizer a resposta a quimioterapia no TVT canino. Abstract in english The overexpression of proteins P-glycoprotein (P-gp), multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP1), mutant p53, and the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase (GSTpi) are related to resistance to chemotherapy in neoplasms. This study evaluated the expression of these markers by immunohistochemistry in t [...] wo groups of canine TVT, without history of prior chemotherapy (TVT1, n=9) and in TVTs presented unsatisfactory clinical response to vincristine sulfate (TVT2, n=5). The percentage of specimens positively stained for P-gp, MRP1, GSTpi and p53 were, respectively 88.8%, 0%, 44.5% and 22.2% in TVT1 and 80%, 0%, 80% and 0% in TVT2. In TVT1, one specimen presented positive expression for three markers and four specimens for two markers. In TVT2, three specimens expressed P-gp and GSTpi. In conclusion, the canine TVTs studied expressed the four markers evaluated, but just P-gp and GSTpi were significantly expressed, mainly at cytoplasm and cytoplasm and nuclei, respectively, either before chemotherapy as after vincristine sulfate exposure. Future studies are needed to demonstrate the function of these two markers in conferring multidrug resistance (MDR) or predict the response to chemotherapy in canine TVT.

  5. Liposome-encapsulated doxorubicin reverses drug resistance by inhibiting P-glycoprotein in human cancer cells.

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    BOSIA, Amalia; GHIGO, Dario Antonio; COSTAMAGNA, Costanzo; KOPECKA, JOANNA; Riganti, Chiara; Voena, Claudia

    2011-01-01

    The most frequent drawback of doxorubicin is the onset of drug resistance, due to the active efflux through P-glycoprotein (Pgp). Recently formulations of liposome-encapsulated doxorubicin have been approved for the treatment of tumors resistant to conventional anticancer drugs, but the molecular basis of their efficacy is not known. To clarify by which mechanisms the liposome-encapsulated doxorubicin is effective in drug-resistant cancer cells, we analyzed the effects of doxorubicin and doxo...

  6. Synthesis of 5-oxyquinoline derivatives for reversal of multidrug resistance

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    Torsten Dittrich; Nils Hanekop; Nacera Infed; Lutz Schmitt; Manfred Braun

    2012-01-01

    The inhibition of ABC (ATP binding cassette) transporters is considered a powerful tool to reverse multidrug resistance. Zosuquidar featuring a difluorocyclopropyl-annulated dibenzosuberyl moiety has been found to be an inhibitor of the P-glycoprotein, one of the best-studied multidrug efflux pumps. Twelve 5-oxyisoquinoline derivatives, which are analogues of zosuquidar wherein the dibenzosuberyl-piperazine moiety is replaced by either a diarylaminopiperidine or a piperidone-derived acetal or...

  7. Marine Natural Products with P-Glycoprotein Inhibitor Properties

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    Dioxelis Lopez; Sergio Martinez-Luis

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    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a protein belonging to the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters superfamily that has clinical relevance due to its role in drug metabolism and multi-drug resistance (MDR) in several human pathogens and diseases. P-gp is a major cause of drug resistance in cancer, parasitic diseases, epilepsy and other disorders. This review article aims to summarize the research findings on the marine natural products with P-glycoprotein inhibitor properties. Natural compounds that...

  8. MDRO - Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

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    ... Exposure of employees to infections from multidrug resistant organisms such as "staph" and "strep" bacteria in the ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . Multidrug-resistant organisms are bacteria and other microorganisms that have developed ...

  9. Effect of curcumin on human colon cancer multidrug resistance in vitro and in vivo

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    Wei-Dong Lu; Yong Qin; Chuang Yang; Lei Li

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    OBJECTIVE: To determine whether curcumin reverses the multidrug resistance of human colon cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: In a vincristine-resistant cell line of human colon cancer, the cell viability of curcumin-treated cells was determined using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay. Rhodamine123 efflux was evaluated to detect P-glycoprotein transporter activity, and expression of the multidrug resistance protein 1 and survivin genes was analyzed...

  10. Tobacco budworm P-glycoprotein: biochemical characterization and its involvement in pesticide resistance.

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    Lanning, C L; Fine, R L; Corcoran, J J; Ayad, H M; Rose, R L; Abou-Donia, M B

    1996-10-24

    Since pesticides have been shown to interact with P-glycoprotein (P-gp), the purpose of this study was to examine the possible role of P-gp in pesticide resistance in the tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens). Using three P-gp antibodies, P-gp expression in various resistant populations of tobacco budworms was found to be 2-6-times that of the susceptible larvae. Tobacco budworm P-gp was glycosylated and localized primarily in the cuticle and fat body with little expression in the mid gut. To determine the role of P-gp in pesticide resistance, resistant tobacco budworm larvae were treated with a P-gp inhibitor, quinidine, and challenged with various doses of thiodicarb. Inhibition of P-gp decreased the LD50 for thiodicarb by a factor of 12.5. Quinidine treatment did not result in a significant inhibition of the P-450 system nor did it alter the feeding of the larvae, suggesting the potential involvement of P-gp in pesticide resistance. An age-dependent increase in P-gp expression was detected in resistant larvae as compared to control, susceptible larvae. This correlates with the reported age-dependent increase in resistance and is further evidence supporting the role of P-gp in the development of pesticide resistance. PMID:8898877

  11. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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    In this podcast, Dr. Oeltmann discusses multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. An outbreak occurred in Thailand, which led to 45 cases in the U.S. This serious illness can take up to 2 years to treat. MDR TB is a real threat and a serious condition.  Created: 10/28/2008 by Emerging Infectious Diseases.   Date Released: 10/28/2008.

  12. Role of the highly structured 5‘-end region of MDR1 mRNA in P-glycoprotein expression

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    Randle, Rebecca A; Raguz, Selina; Higgins, Christopher F.; Yagüe, Ernesto

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Overexpression of P-glycoprotein, encoded by the MDR1 gene, is often responsible for multidrug resistance in acute myeloid leukemia. We have shown previously that MDR1 (P-glycoprotein) mRNA levels in K562 leukemic cells exposed to cytotoxic drugs are up-regulated but P-glycoprotein expression is translationally blocked. Here we show that cytotoxic drugs down-regulate the Akt signaling pathway leading to hypophosphorylation of the translational repressor 4E-BP and decreased...

  13. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    McNerney Ruth; Zager Ellen M

    2000-01-01

    Abstract Background With almost 9 million new cases each year, tuberculosis remains one of the most feared diseases on the planet. Led by the STOP-TB Partnership and WHO, recent efforts to combat the disease have made considerable progress in a number of countries. However, the emergence of mutated strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that are resistant to the major anti-tuberculosis drugs poses a deadly threat to control efforts. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been reported i...

  14. P-glycoprotein-mediated resistance to chemotherapy in cancer cells: using recombinant cytosolic domains to establish structure-function relationships

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    A., Di Pietro; G., Dayan; G., Conseil; E., Steinfels; T., Krell; D., Trompier; H., Baubichon-Cortay; J.-M., Jault.

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Resistance to chemotherapy in cancer cells is mainly mediated by overexpression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp), a plasma membrane ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter which extrudes cytotoxic drugs at the expense of ATP hydrolysis. Pgp consists of two homologous halves each containing a transmembrane dom [...] ain and a cytosolic nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) which contains two consensus Walker motifs, A and B, involved in ATP binding and hydrolysis. The protein also contains an S signature characteristic of ABC transporters. The molecular mechanism of Pgp-mediated drug transport is not known. Since the transporter has an extraordinarily broad substrate specificity, its cellular function has been described as a "hydrophobic vacuum cleaner". The limited knowledge about the mechanism of Pgp, partly due to the lack of a high-resolution structure, is well reflected in the failure to efficiently inhibit its activity in cancer cells and thus to reverse multidrug resistance (MDR). In contrast to the difficulties encountered when studying the full-length Pgp, the recombinant NBDs can be obtained in large amounts as soluble proteins. The biochemical and biophysical characterization of recombinant NBDs is shown here to provide a suitable alternative route to establish structure-function relationships. NBDs were shown to bind ATP and analogues as well as potent modulators of MDR, such as hydrophobic steroids, at a region close to the ATP site. Interestingly, flavonoids also bind to NBDs with high affinity. Their binding site partly overlaps both the ATP-binding site and the steroid-interacting region. Therefore flavonoids constitute a new promising class of bifunctional modulators of Pgp.

  15. Synthesis of 5-oxyquinoline derivatives for reversal of multidrug resistance

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The inhibition of ABC (ATP binding cassette transporters is considered a powerful tool to reverse multidrug resistance. Zosuquidar featuring a difluorocyclopropyl-annulated dibenzosuberyl moiety has been found to be an inhibitor of the P-glycoprotein, one of the best-studied multidrug efflux pumps. Twelve 5-oxyisoquinoline derivatives, which are analogues of zosuquidar wherein the dibenzosuberyl-piperazine moiety is replaced by either a diarylaminopiperidine or a piperidone-derived acetal or thioacetal group, have been synthesized as pure enantiomers. Their inhibitory power has been evaluated for the bacterial multidrug-resistance ABC transporter LmrCD and fungal Pdr5. Four of the newly synthesized compounds reduced the transport activity to a higher degree than zosuquidar, being up to fourfold more efficient than the lead compound in the case of LmrCD and about two times better for Pdr5.

  16. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: tuberculosis is an increasing problem of global health and the microbialdrug resistance a generating element of worry.Clinical case: 19 year-old patient, who admitted to the emergency room for presentinghemoptysis and who had history of pulmonary tuberculosis with irregular treatment.Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was documented and different strategies of availablemedical treatment were considered. Due to the increased epidemiological risk and thehistory of poor adherence to the treatment, an in-hospital treatment was carried outwith a satisfactory response.Conclusion: multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is a social risk, keeping the route oftransmission of the disease. Rev.cienc.biomed. 2013;4(1:159-164RESUMEN:Introducción: la tuberculosis (TB pulmonar es un problema creciente de saludmundial y la resistencia a los antibióticos un elemento de preocupación.Caso clínico: paciente de 19 años, quien ingresó al servicio de urgencias por presentarhemoptisis. Antecedente de TB con tratamiento irregular. Se documentó resistenciaa varios medicamentos. Se consideraron las diferentes estrategias de tratamientodisponible. Debido al elevado riesgo epidemiológico y la historia de pobre adherencia altratamiento, se realizó manejo intrahospitalario con respuesta satisfactoria.Conclusiones: la tuberculosis multirresistente (MDR-TB representa un riesgo parala comunidad, teniendo en cuenta la vía de transmisión de la entidad. Rev.cienc.biomed. 2013;4(1:159-164

  17. Leishmania: papel de la glicoproteína P en la mediación de resistencia a medicamentos y estrategias de reversión / Leishmania: role of P glycoprotein in drug resistance and reversion strategies

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    Edison J, Osorio; Sara M, Robledo; Gabriel J, Arango; Carlos E, Muskus.

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    Full Text Available Actualmente, los parásitos protozoarios son uno de los principales agentes causantes de morbilidad y mortalidad en el mundo, un problema complicado, además, por la aparición de resistencia a medicamentos en estos organismos. La resistencia a medicamentos observada en parásitos protozoarios se debe a [...] diferentes mecanismos como la disminución de la entrada del medicamento a la célula por cambios en el transportador requerido, la pérdida de la activación del medicamento por parte del hospedero, las alteraciones en el blanco del medicamento y la expresión exagerada del transportador múltiple de medicamentos o glicoproteína P (Pgp). En esta revisión, nos centramos en: 1) el papel de las glicoproteínas P (Pgp) de la familia de proteínas ABC (ATP binding cassette) como los transportadores de múltiples medicamentos en la mediación de resistencia en protozoarios, especialmente en Leishmania, y en el desarrollo de resistencia cruzada para medicamentos estructural y funcionalmente no relacionados, y 2) en algunos conceptos relacionados con los mecanismos moduladores que podrían revertir la resistencia a medicamentos por fármacos y productos naturales. Numerosos moduladores o quimiosensibilizadores son conocidos por alterar la capacidad de las glicoproteínas P para mantener concentraciones intracelulares subtóxicas del medicamento; algunos ejemplos incluyen los bloqueadores de los canales de calcio como el verapamilo; sin embargo, se requieren altas concentraciones para una inhibición eficiente y duradera, las cuales producen efectos adversos indeseables. Por tanto, se necesitan más investigaciones relacionadas con los moduladores naturales para Pgp, los cuales podrían presentar menor toxicidad para el hospedero. Abstract in english Protozoan parasites are important causative agents of morbidity and mortality throughout the world -a problem further complicated by the emergence of drug resistance in these parasites. Mechanisms of drug resistance include the following: decreased uptake of the drug into the cell, loss of drug acti [...] vation, alterations in the drug target, and over-expression of a well-known multiple drug transporter proteins. In this review, two critical components of resistance are stressed: (1) the role of ATP binding cassette proteins, such as P-glycoproteins, in mediating drug resistance in Leishmania and other protozoans, followed by development of cross-resistance to many structurally and functionally unrelated drugs, and (2) some concepts concerning the reversal mechanism of multidrug resistance by drugs and natural products. Several modulators or chemosensitizers alter the capacity of P-glycoproteins to maintain subtoxic intracellular drug concentrations. Calcium channel blockers such as verapamil act in this mode; however, high concentrations are required for an efficient and effective inhibition and, in addition, produce undesirable side effects. The discovery of new, natural product modulators of P-glycoproteins is stressed. This category of modulators offer potentially improved efficacy and lowered toxicity for the mammalian host.

  18. Masitinib reverses doxorubicin resistance in canine lymphoid cells by inhibiting the function of P-glycoprotein.

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    Zandvliet, M; Teske, E; Chapuis, T; Fink-Gremmels, J; Schrickx, J A

    2013-12-01

    Overexpression of ABC-transporters including Pgp, MRP1, and BCRP has been associated with multidrug resistance (MDR) in both human and canine oncology. Therapeutic interventions to reverse MDR are limited, but include multidrug protocols and the temporary concomitant use of inhibitors of ABC-transporters. Recently, the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors has been proposed to overcome MDR in human oncology. One of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors, masitinib, is licensed for veterinary use in the treatment of canine mast cell tumors. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the potential of masitinib to revert MDR in canine malignant lymphoma using an in vitro model with canine lymphoid cell lines. Masitinib had a mild antiproliferative effect on lymphoid cells, inhibited Pgp function at concentrations equal to or exceeding 1 ?m and was able to reverse doxorubicin resistance. The current findings provide the rationale for a combined use of masitinib with doxorubicin in the treatment of dogs with doxorubicin-resistant malignant lymphoma but await confirmation in clinical trials. PMID:23363222

  19. Multidrug resistance in tumour cells: characterisation of the multidrug resistant cell line K562-Lucena 1

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    VIVIAN M., RUMJANEK; GILMA S., TRINDADE; KAREN, WAGNER-SOUZA; MICHELE C., MELETTI-DE-OLIVEIRA; LUIS F., MARQUES-SANTOS; RAQUEL C., MAIA; MÁRCIA A. M., CAPELLA.

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    Full Text Available A resistência a múltiplos fármacos é o principal obstáculo no tratamento de pacientes com câncer. O mecanismo responsável pela resistência múltipla mais bem caracterizado envolve a expressão do produto do gene MDR-1, a glicoproteína P. Entretanto, o processo de resistência tem fatores múltiplos. Est [...] udos de mecanismos de resistência múltipla a fármacos têm dependido da análise de linhagens celulares tumorais que foram selecionadas e apresentam reatividade cruzada a uma ampla faixa de agentes anti-tumorais. Este trabalho caracteriza uma linhagem celular com múltipla resistência a fármacos, selecionada originalmente pela resistência ao alcalóide de Vinca vincristina e derivado da linhagem eritro-leucêmica K562. Esta linhagem celular, denominada Lucena 1, super-expressa a glicoproteína P e tem sua resistência revertida pelos quimio-sensibilizantes verapamil, trifluoperazina e ciclosporinas A, D e G. Ademais, demonstramos que o azul de metileno era capaz de reverter parcialmente a resistência nesta linhagem celular. Em contraste, o uso de 5-flúor-uracil aumentava a resistência de Lucena 1. Adicionalmente aos quimioterápicos, células Lucena 1 eram resistentes radiação ultra-violeta A e peróxido de hidrogênio e deixavam de mobilizar o cálcio intra-celular quando se usava tapsigargina. Mudanças no cito-esqueleto desta linhagem foram também observadas. Abstract in english Multidrug resistance to chemotherapy is a major obstacle in the treatment of cancer patients. The best characterised mechanism responsible for multidrug resistance involves the expression of the MDR-1 gene product, P-glycoprotein. However, the resistance process is multifactorial. Studies of multidr [...] ug resistance mechanisms have relied on the analysis of cancer cell lines that have been selected and present cross-reactivity to a broad range of anticancer agents. This work characterises a multidrug resistant cell line, originally selected for resistance to the Vinca alkaloid vincristine and derived from the human erythroleukaemia cell K562. This cell line, named Lucena 1, overexpresses P-glycoprotein and have its resistance reversed by the chemosensitisers verapamil, trifluoperazine and cyclosporins A, D and G. Furthermore, we demonstrated that methylene blue was capable of partially reversing the resistance in this cell line. On the contrary, the use of 5-fluorouracil increased the resistance of Lucena 1. In addition to chemotherapics, Lucena 1 cells were resistant to ultraviolet A radiation and hydrogen peroxide and failed to mobilise intracellular calcium when thapsigargin was used. Changes in the cytoskeleton of this cell line were also observed.

  20. Relevance of multidrug resistance in the age of targeted therapy.

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    Türk, Dóra; Szakács, Gergely

    2009-03-01

    Targeted drugs inhibit specific pathways that contribute to the malignant phenotype of cancer cells. The initial success of molecularly targeted therapies raised hope that newly developed agents would evade the general mechanisms of resistance that have reduced the efficacy of traditional anticancer drugs. In recent years, ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters related to multidrug resistance (MDR), such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp; ABCB1/MDR1) and ABCG2 (breast cancer resistance protein/mitoxantrone resistance protein) have emerged as key factors that regulate the intracellular concentrations of many small-molecule therapeutic inhibitors. Drug transporters may be overexpressed in cancer cells, reducing intracellular drug concentrations, and may allow the evolution of point mutations that confer stronger drug resistance. It is proposed that P-gp, a universally accepted biomarker of drug resistance, should also be considered as a molecular target in multidrug-resistant cancer. By exploiting the paradoxical hypersensitivity of multidrug-resistant cells, MDR1-inverse compounds can selectively eliminate cancer cells that overexpress P-gp. Successful targeting of multidrug-resistant cells would reduce the tumor burden and would also enable the elimination of ABC transporter-overexpressing cancer stem cells that are responsible for the replenishment of tumors. PMID:19333870

  1. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    McNerney Ruth

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background With almost 9 million new cases each year, tuberculosis remains one of the most feared diseases on the planet. Led by the STOP-TB Partnership and WHO, recent efforts to combat the disease have made considerable progress in a number of countries. However, the emergence of mutated strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that are resistant to the major anti-tuberculosis drugs poses a deadly threat to control efforts. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB has been reported in all regions of the world. More recently, extensively drug resistant-tuberculosis (XDR-TB that is also resistant to second line drugs has emerged in a number of countries. To ensure that adequate resources are allocated to prevent the emergence and spread of drug resistance it is important to understand the scale of the problem. In this article we propose that current methods of describing the epidemiology of drug resistant tuberculosis are not adequate for this purpose and argue for the inclusion of population based statistics in global surveillance data. Discussion Whereas the prevalence of tuberculosis is presented as the proportion of individuals within a defined population having disease, the prevalence of drug resistant tuberculosis is usually presented as the proportion of tuberculosis cases exhibiting resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs. Global surveillance activities have identified countries in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and regions of China as having a high proportion of MDR-TB cases and international commentary has focused primarily on the urgent need to improve control in these settings. Other regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa have been observed as having a low proportion of drug resistant cases. However, if one considers the incidence of new tuberculosis cases with drug resistant disease in terms of the population then countries of sub-Saharan Africa have amongst the highest rates of transmitted MDR-TB in the world. We propose that inclusion of population based statistics in global surveillance data is necessary to better inform debate on the control of drug resistant tuberculosis. Summary Re-appraisal of global MDR-TB data to include population based statistics suggests that the problem of drug resistant tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa is more critical than previously perceived.

  2. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    Antônio Carlos Moreira, Lemos; Eliana Dias, Matos.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Despite the efforts made worldwide to reduce the number of cases of drug-susceptible tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) constitutes an important public health issue. Around 440,000 new cases of MDR-TB are estimated annually, although in 2008 only 7% of these (29,423 cases) were [...] notified. The laboratory tests for diagnosing resistance may be phenotypic (based on culture growth in the presence of drugs) or genotypic (i.e. identification of the presence of mutations that confer resistance). The urgent need for a rapid means of detecting resistance to anti-TB drugs has resulted in the development of many genotypic methods over recent years. The treatment of MDR-TB is expensive, complex, prolonged (18-24 months) and associated with a higher incidence of adverse reactions. Some basic principles must be observed when prescribing an adequate treatment regimen for MDR-TB: (a) the association of at least four drugs (three of which should not have been used previously); (b) use of a fluoroquinolone; and (c) use of an injectable anti-TB drug. In Brazil, the therapeutic regimen for MDR-TB has been standardized and consists of five drugs: terizidone, levofloxacin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol and an aminoglycoside (streptomycin or amikacin). Pulmonary resection is an important tool in the coadjuvant treatment of MDR-TB. While a recent meta-analysis revealed an average cure rate of MDR-TB of 69%, clinical studies are currently being conducted with new drugs and with drugs already available on the market but with a new indication for TB, with encouraging results that will enable more effective treatment regimens to be planned in the future.

  3. Enhanced Brain Disposition and Effects of ?9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in P-Glycoprotein and Breast Cancer Resistance Protein Knockout Mice

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    Spiro, Adena S.; Wong, Alexander; Boucher, Aurélie A.; Arnold, Jonathon C.

    2012-01-01

    The ABC transporters P-glycoprotein (P-gp, Abcb1) and breast cancer resistance protein (Bcrp, Abcg2) regulate the CNS disposition of many drugs. The main psychoactive constituent of cannabis ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has affinity for P-gp and Bcrp, however it is unknown whether these transporters modulate the brain accumulation of THC and its functional effects on the CNS. Here we aim to show that mice devoid of Abcb1 and Abcg2 retain higher brain THC levels and are more sensitive to cann...

  4. ATP-dependent transport of vinblastine in vesicles from human multidrug-resistant cells.

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    Horio, M.; Gottesman, M. M.; Pastan, I.

    1988-01-01

    Resistance of human cancer cells to multiple cytotoxic hydrophobic agents (multidrug resistance) is due to overexpression of the "MDR1" gene, whose product is the plasma membrane P-glycoprotein. Plasma membrane vesicles partially purified from multidrug-resistant human KB carcinoma cells, but not from drug-sensitive cells, accumulate [3H]vinblastine in an ATP-dependent manner. This transport is osmotically sensitive, with an apparent Km of 38 microM for ATP and of approximately equal to 2 mic...

  5. Modulation of human multidrug-resistance MDR-1 gene by natural curcuminoids

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    Buddhasukh Duang; Anuchapreeda Songyot; Limtrakul Pornngarm

    2004-01-01

    Abstract Background Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a phenomenon that is often associated with decreased intracellular drug accumulation in patient's tumor cells resulting from enhanced drug efflux. It is related to the overexpression of a membrane protein, P-glycoprotein (Pgp-170), thereby reducing drug cytotoxicity. A variety of studies have tried to find MDR modulators which increase drug accumulation in cancer cells. Methods In this study, natural curcuminoids, pure curcumin, demethoxycurcu...

  6. Direct interaction between verapamil and doxorubicin causes the lack of reversal effect of verapamil on P-glycoprotein mediated resistance to doxorubicin in vitro using L1210/VCR cells

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    Mouse leukemic cell sub-line L 1210/VCR exerts expressive multidrug resistance (MDR) that is mediated by P-glycoprotein. Cells originally adapted to vincristine are also extremely resistant to doxorubicin. Resistance to both vincristine and doxorubicin is connected with depression of drug uptake. While resistance of L 121 O cells to vincristine could be reversed by verapamil as chemo-sensitizer, resistance of cells to doxorubicin was insensitive to verapamil. Action of verapamil (well-known inhibitor of PGP activity) on multidrug resistance was often used as evidence that MDR is mediated by PGP. From this point it may be possible that the resistance of L1210/VCR cells to vincristine is mediated by PGP and the resistance to doxorubicin is mediated by other PGP-independent system. Another and more probable explanation of different effect of verapamil on resistance of L1210/VCR cells to vincristine and doxorubicin may be deduced from the following fact: Using UV spectroscopy we found that doxorubicin dissolved in water buffered medium interacts effectively with verapamil. This interaction may be responsible for the decrease of concentration of both drugs in free effective form and consequently for higher survival of cells. In contrast to doxorubicin vincristine does not give any interaction with verapamil that is measurable by UV spectroscopy and resistance of L1210/VCR cells to vincristine may be fully reversed by verapamil. (authors)

  7. The multidrug-resistant phenotype associated with overexpression of the new ABC half-transporter, MXR (ABCG2)

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    Litman, Thomas; Brangi, M

    2000-01-01

    Mechanisms of drug resistance other than P-glycoprotein are of increasing interest as the list of newly identified members of the ABC transport family has grown. We sought to characterize the phenotype of the newly discovered ABC transporter encoded by the mitoxantrone resistance gene, MXR, also known as ABCP1 or BCRP. The pharmacodynamics of mitoxantrone and 12 other fluorescent drugs were evaluated by confocal microscopy in four multidrug-resistant human colon (S1) and breast (MCF-7) cancer cell lines. We utilized two sublines, MCF-7 AdVp3000 and S1-M1-80, and detected overexpression of MXR by PCR, immunoblot assay and immunohistochemistry. These MXR overexpressing sublines were compared to cell lines with P-glycoprotein- and MRP-mediated resistance. High levels of cross-resistance were observed for mitoxantrone, the anthracyclines, bisantrene and topotecan. Reduced levels of mitoxantrone, daunorubicin, bisantrene, topotecan, rhodamine 123 and prazosin were observed in the two sublines with high MXR expression. Neither the P-glycoprotein substrates vinblastine, paclitaxel, verapamil and calcein-AM, nor the MRP substrate calcein, were extruded from MCF-7 AdVp3000 and S1-M1-80 cells. Thus, the multidrug-resistant phenotype due to MXR expression is overlapping with, but distinct from, that due to P-glycoprotein. Further, cells that overexpress the MXR protein seem to be more resistant to mitoxantrone and topotecan than cells with P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance. Our studies suggest that the ABC half-transporter, MXR, is a potent, new mechanism for conferring multiple drug resistance. Definition of its mechanism of transport and its role in clinical oncology is required.

  8. Marine natural products with P-glycoprotein inhibitor properties.

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    Lopez, Dioxelis; Martinez-Luis, Sergio

    2014-01-01

    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a protein belonging to the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters superfamily that has clinical relevance due to its role in drug metabolism and multi-drug resistance (MDR) in several human pathogens and diseases. P-gp is a major cause of drug resistance in cancer, parasitic diseases, epilepsy and other disorders. This review article aims to summarize the research findings on the marine natural products with P-glycoprotein inhibitor properties. Natural compounds that modulate P-gp offer great possibilities for semi-synthetic modification to create new drugs and are valuable research tools to understand the function of complex ABC transporters. PMID:24451193

  9. Marine Natural Products with P-Glycoprotein Inhibitor Properties

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    Dioxelis Lopez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available P-glycoprotein (P-gp is a protein belonging to the ATP-binding cassette (ABC transporters superfamily that has clinical relevance due to its role in drug metabolism and multi-drug resistance (MDR in several human pathogens and diseases. P-gp is a major cause of drug resistance in cancer, parasitic diseases, epilepsy and other disorders. This review article aims to summarize the research findings on the marine natural products with P-glycoprotein inhibitor properties. Natural compounds that modulate P-gp offer great possibilities for semi-synthetic modification to create new drugs and are valuable research tools to understand the function of complex ABC transporters.

  10. Visualization of multidrug resistance in vivo

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    Various mechanisms are involved in multidrug resistance (MDR) for chemotherapeutic drugs, such as the drug efflux pumps, P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP). In this review the mechanisms involved in MDR are described and results are reviewed with particular attention to the in vivo imaging of Pgp and MRP. Various detection assays provide information about the presence of drug efflux pumps at the mRNA and protein levels. However, these methods do not yield information about the dynamic function of Pgp and MRP in vivo. For the study of Pgp- and MRP-mediated transport, single-photon emission tomography (SPET) and positron emission tomography (PET) are available. Technetium-99m sestamibi is a substrate for Pgp and MRP, and has been used in clinical studies for tumour imaging, and to visualize blockade of Pgp-mediated transport after modulation of the Pgp pump. Other 99mTc radiopharmaceuticals, such as 99mTc-tetrofosmin and several 99Tc-Q complexes, are also substrates for Pgp, but to date only results from in vitro and animal studies are available for these compounds. Several agents, including [11C]colchicine, [11C]verapamil and [11C]daunorubicin, have been evaluated for the quantification of Pgp-mediated transport with PET in vivo. The results suggest that radiolabelled colchicine, verapamil and daunorubicin are feasible substrates with which to image Pgp function in tumours. Uptake of [11C]colchicine and [11C]verapamil is relatively high in the chest area, reducing the value of both tracers for monitoring Pgp-mediated drug transport in tumours located in this region. In addition, it has to be borne in mind that only comparison of Pgp-mediated transport of radioalabelled substrates in the absence and in the presence of Pgp blockade gives quantitative information on Pgp-mediated pharmacokinetics. Leukotrienes are specific substrates for MRP. Therefore, N-[11C]acetyl-leukotriene E4 provides an opportunity to study MRP function non-invasively. Results obtained in MRP2 mutated GY/TR rats have demonstrated visualization of MRP-mediated transport. This tracer permits the study of MRP transport function abnormalities in vivo, e.g. in Dubin-Johnson patients, who are MRP2 gene deficient. Results obtained show the feasibility of using SPET and PET to study the functionality of MDR transporters in vivo. (orig.)

  11. Visualization of multidrug resistance in vivo

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    Hendrikse, N.H. [PET Center, University Hospital, Groningen (Netherlands)]|[Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, University Hospital, Groningen (Netherlands); Franssen, E.J.F. [PET Center, University Hospital, Groningen (Netherlands)]|[Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Groningen (Netherlands); Graaf, W.T.A. van der; Vries, E.G.E. de [Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, University Hospital, Groningen (Netherlands); Vaalburg, W. [PET Center, University Hospital, Groningen (Netherlands)

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    Various mechanisms are involved in multidrug resistance (MDR) for chemotherapeutic drugs, such as the drug efflux pumps, P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP). In this review the mechanisms involved in MDR are described and results are reviewed with particular attention to the in vivo imaging of Pgp and MRP. Various detection assays provide information about the presence of drug efflux pumps at the mRNA and protein levels. However, these methods do not yield information about the dynamic function of Pgp and MRP in vivo. For the study of Pgp- and MRP-mediated transport, single-photon emission tomography (SPET) and positron emission tomography (PET) are available. Technetium-99m sestamibi is a substrate for Pgp and MRP, and has been used in clinical studies for tumour imaging, and to visualize blockade of Pgp-mediated transport after modulation of the Pgp pump. Other {sup 99m}Tc radiopharmaceuticals, such as {sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin and several {sup 99}Tc-Q complexes, are also substrates for Pgp, but to date only results from in vitro and animal studies are available for these compounds. Several agents, including [{sup 11}C]colchicine, [{sup 11}C]verapamil and [{sup 11}C]daunorubicin, have been evaluated for the quantification of Pgp-mediated transport with PET in vivo. The results suggest that radiolabelled colchicine, verapamil and daunorubicin are feasible substrates with which to image Pgp function in tumours. Uptake of [{sup 11}C]colchicine and [{sup 11}C]verapamil is relatively high in the chest area, reducing the value of both tracers for monitoring Pgp-mediated drug transport in tumours located in this region. In addition, it has to be borne in mind that only comparison of Pgp-mediated transport of radioalabelled substrates in the absence and in the presence of Pgp blockade gives quantitative information on Pgp-mediated pharmacokinetics. Leukotrienes are specific substrates for MRP. Therefore, N-[{sup 11}C]acetyl-leukotriene E{sub 4} provides an opportunity to study MRP function non-invasively. Results obtained in MRP{sub 2} mutated GY/TR rats have demonstrated visualization of MRP-mediated transport. This tracer permits the study of MRP transport function abnormalities in vivo, e.g. in Dubin-Johnson patients, who are MRP{sub 2} gene deficient. Results obtained show the feasibility of using SPET and PET to study the functionality of MDR transporters in vivo. (orig.) With 3 figs., 91 refs.

  12. In vivo evaluation of P-glycoprotein and breast cancer resistance protein modulation in the brain using [{sup 11}C]gefitinib

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    Kawamura, Kazunori [Department of Molecular Probes, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)], E-mail: kawamur@nirs.go.jp; Yamasaki, Tomoteru; Yui, Joji; Hatori, Akiko; Konno, Fujiko; Kumata, Katsushi; Irie, Toshiaki; Fukumura, Toshimitsu; Suzuki, Kazutoshi; Kanno, Iwao; Zhang Mingrong [Department of Molecular Probes, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)

    2009-04-15

    Gefitinib (Iressa) is a selective inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase. Recent studies confirmed that gefitinib interacted with the breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) at submicromolar concentrations, whereas other multidrug transporters, including P-glycoprotein (P-gp), showed much lower reactivity toward gefitinib. Recently, many tracers for positron emission tomography (PET) have been prepared to study P-gp function in vivo; however, PET tracers had not been evaluated for both P-gp and BCRP modulation in the brain. Therefore, we evaluated in vivo brain penetration-mediated P-gp and BCRP in mice using [{sup 11}C]gefitinib. Co-injection with gefitinib (over 50 mg/kg), a nonspecific P-gp modulator cyclosporin A (50 mg/kg), and the dual P-gp and BCRP modulator GF120918 (over 5 mg/kg) induced an increase in the brain uptake of [{sup 11}C]gefitinib in mice 30 min after injection. In the PET study of mice, the radioactivity level in the brain with co-injection of GF120918 (5 mg/kg) was three- to fourfold higher than that in control after initial uptake. The radioactivity level in the brain in P-gp and Bcrp knockout mice was approximately eightfold higher than that in wild-type mice 60 min after injection. In conclusion, [{sup 11}C]gefitinib is a promising PET tracer to evaluate the penetration of gefitinib into the brain by combined therapy with P-gp or BCRP modulators, and into brain tumors. Furthermore, PET study with GF120918 is a promising approach for evaluating brain penetration-mediated P-gp and BCRP.

  13. Effect of curcumin on human colon cancer multidrug resistance in vitro and in vivo

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    Wei-Dong, Lu; Yong, Qin; Chuang, Yang; Lei, Li.

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine whether curcumin reverses the multidrug resistance of human colon cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: In a vincristine-resistant cell line of human colon cancer, the cell viability of curcumin-treated cells was determined using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5- [...] diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay. Rhodamine123 efflux was evaluated to detect P-glycoprotein transporter activity, and expression of the multidrug resistance protein 1 and survivin genes was analyzed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. In addition, xenograft mouse tumors were grown and treated with curcumin. The morphology of the xenografts was investigated by hematoxylin-eosin staining. The in vivo expression of the multidrug resistance gene and P-glycoprotein and survivin genes and proteins was observed using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and western blotting, respectively. RESULTS: Curcumin was not obviously toxic to the vincristine-resistant human colon cancer cells at concentrations less than 25 ?M, but the growth of cells was significantly inhibited. At concentrations greater than 25 ?M, curcumin was toxic in a concentration-dependent manner. The sensitivity of cells to vincristine, cisplatin, fluorouracil, and hydroxycamptothecin was enhanced, intracellular Rhodamine123 accumulation was increased (p

  14. MDR3 P-glycoprotein, a phosphatidylcholine translocase, transports several cytotoxic drugs and directly interacts with drugs as judged by interference with nucleotide trapping.

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    Smith, A J; van Helvoort, A; van Meer, G; Szabo, K; Welker, E; Szakacs, G; Varadi, A; Sarkadi, B; Borst, P

    2000-08-01

    The human MDR3 gene is a member of the multidrug resistance (MDR) gene family. The MDR3 P-glycoprotein is a transmembrane protein that translocates phosphatidylcholine. The MDR1 P-glycoprotein related transports cytotoxic drugs. Its overexpression can make cells resistant to a variety of drugs. Attempts to show that MDR3 P-glycoprotein can cause MDR have been unsuccessful thus far. Here, we report an increased directional transport of several MDR1 P-glycoprotein substrates, such as digoxin, paclitaxel, and vinblastine, through polarized monolayers of MDR3-transfected cells. Transport of other good MDR1 P-glycoprotein substrates, including cyclosporin A and dexamethasone, was not detectably increased. MDR3 P-glycoprotein-dependent transport of a short-chain phosphatidylcholine analog and drugs was inhibited by several MDR reversal agents and other drugs, indicating an interaction between these compounds and MDR3 P-gp. Insect cell membranes from Sf9 cells overexpressing MDR3 showed specific MgATP binding and a vanadate-dependent, N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive nucleotide trapping activity, visualized by covalent binding with [alpha-(32)P]8-azido-ATP. Nucleotide trapping was (nearly) abolished by paclitaxel, vinblastine, and the MDR reversal agents verapamil, cyclosporin A, and PSC 833. We conclude that MDR3 P-glycoprotein can bind and transport a subset of MDR1 P-glycoprotein substrates. The rate of MDR3 P-glycoprotein-mediated transport is low for most drugs, explaining why this protein is not detectably involved in multidrug resistance. It remains possible, however, that drug binding to MDR3 P-glycoprotein could adversely affect phospholipid or toxin secretion under conditions of stress (e.g. in pregnant heterozygotes with one MDR3 null allele). PMID:10918072

  15. Enhanced brain disposition and effects of ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol in P-glycoprotein and breast cancer resistance protein knockout mice.

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    Spiro, Adena S; Wong, Alexander; Boucher, Aurélie A; Arnold, Jonathon C

    2012-01-01

    The ABC transporters P-glycoprotein (P-gp, Abcb1) and breast cancer resistance protein (Bcrp, Abcg2) regulate the CNS disposition of many drugs. The main psychoactive constituent of cannabis ?(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has affinity for P-gp and Bcrp, however it is unknown whether these transporters modulate the brain accumulation of THC and its functional effects on the CNS. Here we aim to show that mice devoid of Abcb1 and Abcg2 retain higher brain THC levels and are more sensitive to cannabinoid-induced hypothermia than wild-type (WT) mice. Abcb1a/b (-/-), Abcg2 (-/-) and wild-type (WT) mice were injected with THC before brain and blood were collected and THC concentrations determined. Another cohort of mice was examined for THC-induced hypothermia by measuring rectal body temperature. Brain THC concentrations were higher in both Abcb1a/b (-/-) and Abcg2 (-/-) mice than WT mice. ABC transporter knockout mice exhibited delayed elimination of THC from the brain with the effect being more prominent in Abcg2 (-/-) mice. ABC transporter knockout mice were more sensitive to THC-induced hypothermia compared to WT mice. These results show P-gp and Bcrp prolong the brain disposition and hypothermic effects of THC and offer a novel mechanism for both genetic vulnerability to the psychoactive effects of cannabis and drug interactions between CNS therapies and cannabis. PMID:22536451

  16. P-glycoprotein and breast cancer resistance protein in acute myeloid leukaemia cells treated with the Aurora-B Kinase Inhibitor barasertib-hQPA

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    Aurora kinases play an essential role in orchestrating chromosome alignment, segregation and cytokinesis during mitotic progression, with both aurora-A and B frequently over-expressed in a variety of human malignancies. Over-expression of the ABC drug transporter proteins P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) is a major obstacle for chemotherapy in many tumour types with Pgp conferring particularly poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Barasertib-hQPA is a highly selective inhibitor of aurora-B kinase that has shown tumouricidal activity against a range tumour cell lines including those of leukaemic AML origin. Effect of barasertib-hQPA on the pHH3 biomarker and cell viability was measured in a panel of leukaemic cell lines and 37 primary AML samples by flow cytometry. Pgp status was determined by flow cytometry and BCRP status by flow cytometry and real-time PCR. In this study we report the creation of the cell line OCI-AML3DNR, which over-expresses Pgp but not BCRP or multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP), through prolonged treatment of OCI-AML3 cells with daunorubicin. We demonstrate that Pgp (OCI-AML3DNR and KG-1a) and BCRP (OCI-AML6.2) expressing AML cell lines are less sensitive to barasertib-hQPA induced pHH3 inhibition and subsequent loss of viability compared to transporter negative cell lines. We also show that barasertib-hQPA resistance in these cell lines can be reversed using known Pgp and BCRP inhibitors. We report that barasertib-hQPA is not an inhibitor of Pgp or BCRP, but by using 14[C]-barasertib-hQPA that it is effluxed by these transporters. Using phosphoHistone H3 (pHH3) as a biomarker of barasertib-hQPA responsiveness in primary AML blasts we determined that Pgp and BCRP positive primary samples were less sensitive to barasertib-hQPA induced pHH3 inhibition (p = <0.001) than samples without these transporters. However, we demonstrate that IC50 inhibition of pHH3 by barasertib-hQPA was achieved in 94.6% of these samples after 1 hour drug treatment, in contrast to the resistance of the cell lines. We conclude that Pgp and BCRP status and pHH3 down-regulation in patients treated with barasertib should be monitored in order to establish whether transporter-mediated efflux is sufficient to adversely impact on the efficacy of the agent

  17. P-glycoprotein and breast cancer resistance protein in acute myeloid leukaemia cells treated with the Aurora-B Kinase Inhibitor barasertib-hQPA

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    Russell Nigel H

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Aurora kinases play an essential role in orchestrating chromosome alignment, segregation and cytokinesis during mitotic progression, with both aurora-A and B frequently over-expressed in a variety of human malignancies. Over-expression of the ABC drug transporter proteins P-glycoprotein (Pgp and Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP is a major obstacle for chemotherapy in many tumour types with Pgp conferring particularly poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML. Barasertib-hQPA is a highly selective inhibitor of aurora-B kinase that has shown tumouricidal activity against a range tumour cell lines including those of leukaemic AML origin. Methods Effect of barasertib-hQPA on the pHH3 biomarker and cell viability was measured in a panel of leukaemic cell lines and 37 primary AML samples by flow cytometry. Pgp status was determined by flow cytometry and BCRP status by flow cytometry and real-time PCR. Results In this study we report the creation of the cell line OCI-AML3DNR, which over-expresses Pgp but not BCRP or multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP, through prolonged treatment of OCI-AML3 cells with daunorubicin. We demonstrate that Pgp (OCI-AML3DNR and KG-1a and BCRP (OCI-AML6.2 expressing AML cell lines are less sensitive to barasertib-hQPA induced pHH3 inhibition and subsequent loss of viability compared to transporter negative cell lines. We also show that barasertib-hQPA resistance in these cell lines can be reversed using known Pgp and BCRP inhibitors. We report that barasertib-hQPA is not an inhibitor of Pgp or BCRP, but by using 14[C]-barasertib-hQPA that it is effluxed by these transporters. Using phosphoHistone H3 (pHH3 as a biomarker of barasertib-hQPA responsiveness in primary AML blasts we determined that Pgp and BCRP positive primary samples were less sensitive to barasertib-hQPA induced pHH3 inhibition (p = 50 inhibition of pHH3 by barasertib-hQPA was achieved in 94.6% of these samples after 1 hour drug treatment, in contrast to the resistance of the cell lines. Conclusion We conclude that Pgp and BCRP status and pHH3 down-regulation in patients treated with barasertib should be monitored in order to establish whether transporter-mediated efflux is sufficient to adversely impact on the efficacy of the agent.

  18. Forced expression of heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) reverses P-glycoprotein (ABCB1)-mediated drug efflux and MDR1 gene expression in Adriamycin-resistant human breast cancer cells.

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    Kanagasabai, Ragu; Krishnamurthy, Karthikeyan; Druhan, Lawrence J; Ilangovan, Govindasamy

    2011-09-23

    Mutant p53 accumulation has been shown to induce the multidrug resistance gene (MDR1) and ATP binding cassette (ABC)-based drug efflux in human breast cancer cells. In the present work, we have found that transcriptional activation of the oxidative stress-responsive heat shock factor 1 (HSF-1) and expression of heat shock proteins, including Hsp27, which is normally known to augment proteasomal p53 degradation, are inhibited in Adriamycin (doxorubicin)-resistant MCF-7 cells (MCF-7/adr). Such an endogenous inhibition of HSF-1 and Hsp27 in turn results in p53 mutation with gain of function in its transcriptional activity and accumulation in MCF-7/adr. Also, lack of HSF-1 enhances nuclear factor ?B (NF-?B) DNA binding activity together with mutant p53 and induces MDR1 gene and P-glycoprotein (P-gp, ABCB1), resulting in a multidrug-resistant phenotype. Ectopic expression of Hsp27, however, significantly depleted both mutant p53 and NF-?B (p65), reversed the drug resistance by inhibiting MDR1/P-gp expression in MCF-7/adr cells, and induced cell death by increased G(2)/M population and apoptosis. We conclude from these results that HSF-1 inhibition and depletion of Hsp27 is a trigger, at least in part, for the accumulation of transcriptionally active mutant p53, which can either directly or NF-?B-dependently induce an MDR1/P-gp phenotype in MCF-7 cells. Upon Hsp27 overexpression, this pathway is abrogated, and the acquired multidrug resistance is significantly abolished so that MCF-7/adr cells are sensitized to Dox. Thus, clinical alteration in Hsp27 or NF-?B level will be a potential approach to circumvent drug resistance in breast cancer. PMID:21784846

  19. ATP-dependent transport of vinblastine in vesicles from human multidrug-resistant cells

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    Resistance of human cancer cells to multiple cytotoxic hydrophobic agents (multidrug resistance) is due to overexpression of the MDR1 gene, whose product is the plasma membrane P-glycoprotein. Plasma membrane vesicles partially purified from multidrug-resistant human KB carcinoma cells, but not from drug-sensitive cells, accumulate [3H]vinblastine in an ATP-dependent manner. This transport is osmotically sensitive, with an apparent Km of 38 ?M for ATP and of ? 2 ?M for vinblastine. The nonhydrolyzable analog adenosine 5'-[?,?-imido]triphosphate does not substitute for ATP but is a competitive inhibitor of ATP for the transport process. Vanadate, and ATPase inhibitor, is a potent noncompetitive inhibitor of transport. These results indicate that hydrolysis of ATP is probably required for active transport vinblastine. Several other drugs to which multidrug-resistant cell lines are resistant inhibit transport, with relative potencies as follows: vincristine > actinomycin D > daunomycin > colchicine = puromycin. Verapamil and quinidine, which reverse the multidrug-resistance phenotype, are good inhibitors of the transport process. These results confirm that multidrug-resistant cells express an energy-dependent plasma membrane transporter for hydrophobic drugs, and establish a system for the detailed biochemical analysis of this transport process

  20. Functional imaging of the multidrug resistance in vivo

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    Although diverse mechanisms are involved in multidrug resistance for chemotherapeutic drugs, the development of cellular P-glycoprotein(Pgp) and multidrug-resistance associated protein (MRP) are improtant factors in the chemotherapy failure to cancer. Various detection assays provide information about the presence of drug efflux pumps at the mRNA and protein levels. However these methods do not yield information about dynamic function of Pgp and MRP in vivo. Single photon emission tomograpy (SPECT) and positron emission tomograpy (PET) are available for the detection of Pgp and MRP-mediated transport. 99mTc-sestaMIBI and other 99mTc-radiopharmaceuticals are substrates for Pgp and MRP, and have been used in clinical studies of tumor imaging, and to visualize blockade of Pgp-mediated transport after modulation of Pgp pump. Colchicine, verapamil and daunorubicin labeled with 11C have been evaluated for the quantification of Pgp-mediated transport with PET in vivo and reported to be feasible substrates with which to image Pgp function in tumors. Leukotrienes are specific substrates for MRP and N-(11C]acetyl-leukotriene E4 provides an opportunity to study MRP function non-invasively in vivo. Results obtained from recent publications are reviewed to confirm the feasibility of using SPECT and PET to study the functionality of MDR transportes in vivo

  1. Functional imaging of the multidrug resistance in vivo

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    Lee, Jae Tae [College of Medicine, Kyungpook National Univ., Taegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2001-07-01

    Although diverse mechanisms are involved in multidrug resistance for chemotherapeutic drugs, the development of cellular P-glycoprotein(Pgp) and multidrug-resistance associated protein (MRP) are improtant factors in the chemotherapy failure to cancer. Various detection assays provide information about the presence of drug efflux pumps at the mRNA and protein levels. However these methods do not yield information about dynamic function of Pgp and MRP in vivo. Single photon emission tomograpy (SPECT) and positron emission tomograpy (PET) are available for the detection of Pgp and MRP-mediated transport. {sup 99m}Tc-sestaMIBI and other {sup 99m}Tc-radiopharmaceuticals are substrates for Pgp and MRP, and have been used in clinical studies of tumor imaging, and to visualize blockade of Pgp-mediated transport after modulation of Pgp pump. Colchicine, verapamil and daunorubicin labeled with {sup 11}C have been evaluated for the quantification of Pgp-mediated transport with PET in vivo and reported to be feasible substrates with which to image Pgp function in tumors. Leukotrienes are specific substrates for MRP and N-{sup (11}C]acetyl-leukotriene E4 provides an opportunity to study MRP function non-invasively in vivo. Results obtained from recent publications are reviewed to confirm the feasibility of using SPECT and PET to study the functionality of MDR transportes in vivo.

  2. Mitochondria of a human multidrug-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma cell line constitutively express inducible nitric oxide synthase in the inner membrane

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    Fantappiè, Ornella; Sassoli, Chiara; Tani, Alessia; Nosi, Daniele; Marchetti, Serena; Formigli, Lucia; Mazzanti, Roberto

    2015-01-01

    Mitochondria play a crucial role in pathways of stress conditions. They can be transported from one cell to another, bringing their features to the cell where they are transported. It has been shown in cancer cells overexpressing multidrug resistance (MDR) that mitochondria express proteins involved in drug resistance such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), breast cancer resistant protein and multiple resistance protein-1. The MDR phenotype is associated with the constitutive expression of COX-2 and i...

  3. P-glycoprotein and breast cancer resistance protein in acute myeloid leukaemia cells treated with the Aurora-B Kinase Inhibitor barasertib-hQPA

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    Russell Nigel H; Seedhouse Claire; Grundy Martin; Pallis Monica

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Aurora kinases play an essential role in orchestrating chromosome alignment, segregation and cytokinesis during mitotic progression, with both aurora-A and B frequently over-expressed in a variety of human malignancies. Over-expression of the ABC drug transporter proteins P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) is a major obstacle for chemotherapy in many tumour types with Pgp conferring particularly poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)....

  4. Reversal of P-Glycoprotein-Mediated Multidrug Resistance by Terpenoids from Maytenus Species

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    Kennedy, M. L.; Llanos, G. G.; Castanys, S.; Gamarro, F.; Bazzocchi, I. L.; Jiménez, I. A.

    2011-01-01

    The phytochemical analysis of the root bark extracts of the Chilean Maytenus, M. chubutensis, and M. magellanica (Celastraceae), led to the isolation of one phenolic nortriterpene, 1, and one diterpene with a nor-ent-kaurene skeleton, 2. In addition, four known compounds were isolated, among which compound 3 has been isolated for the first time from a natural source. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods, including 1D- and 2D-NMR (COSY, ROESY, HSQC, and HMBC) experiments, ...

  5. The multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein modulates cell regulatory volume decrease.

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    Valverde, MA; Bond, TD; Hardy, SP; Taylor, JC; Higgins, CF; Altamirano, J; Alvarez-Leefmans, FJ

    1996-01-01

    Cell volume is frequently down-regulated by the activation of anion channels. The role of cell swelling-activated chloride channels in cell volume regulation has been studied using the patch-clamp technique and a non-invasive microspectrofluorimetric assay for changes in cell volume. The rate of activation of these chloride channels was shown to limit the rate of regulatory volume decrease (RVD) in response to hyposmotic solutions. Expression of the human MDR1 or mouse mdr1a genes, but not th...

  6. Downregulation of gene MDR1 by shRNA to reverse multidrug-resistance of ovarian cancer A2780 cells

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    Hongyi Zhang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: To explore the effects of downregulated multidrug-resistance P-glycoprotein (MDR1/ABCB1 and reversed multidrug-resistance in human A2780 ovarian cancer cells. Materials and Methods: Three shRNAs targeting the MDR1 gene were synthesized, and cloned into plasmid pSUPER-enhanced green fluorescent protein 1 (EGFP1. The formed pSUPER-EGFP1-MDR1-shRNAs were transfected into the A2780 cells, respectively, and the quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blot were used respectively to determine the MDR1 expression. The multidrug-resistance (MDR of the MDR1-shRNAs transfected A2780 cells to chemotherapy drugs in vitro and in tumor-bearing nude mice were respectively evaluated. Results: The MDR1 shRNA expression resulted in decreased P-glycoprotein expression in the transfected A2780 cells. The MDR1-shRNA2 transfected cells showed that the sensitivities to chemotherapy drugs were higher than other shRNAs transfected A2780 cells, and that the formed tumor in mice grew slower than those of other mice after paclitaxel was injected into tumor-bearing nude mice. Conclusions: Our data demonstrates that the RNA interference could knock down gene MDR1 and reduce the P-glycoprotein expression, and partly reverse the MDR of A2780 cells in vitro and in vivo. These results suggest that MDR-1 is an effective therapeutic target for human ovarian caner treatment.

  7. The inhibitory and combinative mechanism of HZ08 with P-glycoprotein expressed on the membrane of Caco-2 cell line

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    Zhang, Yanyan; Hu, Yahui; Feng, Yidong; Kodithuwakku, Nandani Darshika; Fang, Weirong [State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Department of Physiology, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009 (China); Li, Yunman, E-mail: yunmanlicpu@hotmail.com [State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Department of Physiology, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009 (China); Huang, Wenlong [Center of Drug Discovery, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009 (China)

    2014-01-15

    Recently, the research and development of agents to reverse the phenomenon of multidrug resistance has been an attractive goal as well as a key approach to elevating the clinical survival of cancer patients. Although three generations of P-glycoprotein modulators have been identified, poor clearance and metabolism render these agents too toxic to be used in clinical application. HZ08, which has been under investigation for several years, shows a dramatic reversal effect with low cytotoxicity. For the first time, we aimed to describe the interaction between HZ08 and P-glycoprotein in Caco-2 cell line in which P-glycoprotein is overexpressed naturally. Cytotoxicity and multidrug resistance reversal assays, together with flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and siRNA interference as well as Caco-2 monolayer transport model were employed in this study to evaluate the interaction between HZ08 and P-glycoprotein. This study revealed that HZ08 was capable of reversing adriamycin resistance mediated by P-glycoprotein as a result of intracellular enhancement of adriamycin accumulation, which was found to be superior to verapamil. In addition, we confirmed that HZ08 suppressed the transport of Rhodamine123 in the Caco-2 monolayer model but had little effect on P-glycoprotein expression. The transport of HZ08 was diminished by P-glycoprotein inhibitors (verapamil and LY335979) and its accumulation was increased via siRNA targeting MDR1 in Caco-2 cells. Furthermore, considering the binding site of P-glycoprotein, verapamil performed as a competitive inhibitor with HZ08. In conclusion, as a P-glycoprotein substrate, HZ08 inhibited P-glycoprotein activity and may share the same binding site of verapamil to P-glycoprotein. - Highlights: • The cytotoxicity and reversing effect of HZ08 was measured in Caco-2 cell line. • HZ08 inhibited the transport of Rhodamine123 across Caco-2 cell monolayer. • The efflux ratio of HZ08 was dropped when combined with P-glycoprotein inhibitors. • The accumulation of HZ08 increased via gene interference targeting P-glycoprotein. • HZ08 competitively bound to P-glycoprotein under the presence of verapamil.

  8. Nanodrug Delivery in Reversing Multidrug Resistance in Cancer Cells

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    MayurYergeri

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Different mechanisms in cancer cells become resistant to one or more chemotherapeutics is known as multidrug resistance(MDR which hinders chemotherapy efficacy. Potential factors for MDR includes enhanced drug detoxification, decreased drug uptake, increased intracellular nucleophiles levels, enhanced repair of drug induced DNA damage, overexpression of drug transporter such as P-glycoprotein(P-gp, multidrug resistance-associated proteins(MRP1, MRP2 and breast cancer resistance protein(BCRP. Currently nanoassemblies such as polymeric/solid lipid/inorganic/metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, dendrimers, liposomes, micelles has emerged as an innovative, effective and promising platforms for treatment of drug resistant cancer cells. Nanocarriers have potential to improve drug therapeutic index, ability for multifunctionality, divert ABC-transporter mediated drug efflux mechanism and selective targeting to tumor cells, cancer stem cells, tumor initiating cells or cancer microenvironment. Selective nanocarrier targeting to tumor overcomes dose-limiting side effects, lack of selectivity, tissue toxicity, limited drug access to tumor tissues, high drug doses and emergence of multiple drug resistance with conventional or combination chemotherapy. Current review highlights various nanodrug delivery systems to overcome mechanism of MDR by neutralizing, evading or exploiting the drug efflux pumps and those independent of drug efflux pump mechanism by silencing Bcl-2 and HIF1? gene expressions by siRNA and miRNA, modulating ceramide levels and targeting NF-?B. “Theragnostics” combining a cytotoxic agent, targeting moiety, chemosensitizing agent and diagnostic imaging aid are highlighted as effective and innovative systems for tumor localization and overcoming MDR. Physical approaches such as combination of drug with thermal/ultrasound/photodynamic therapies to overcome MDR are focused. The review focuses on newer drug delivery systems developed to overcome MDR in cancer cell

  9. Human intestinal P-glycoprotein activity estimated by the model substrate digoxin

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    Larsen, U L; Hyldahl Olesen, L

    2007-01-01

    P-glycoprotein (Pgp) plays a part in the intestinal uptake of xenobiotics and has been associated with susceptibility to ulcerative colitis. The aim of this study was to examine Pgp activity in relation to age, gender, medical treatment (rifampicin or ketoconazole) and the multidrug resistance (MDR1) gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) G2677T and C3435T using the model drug digoxin.

  10. Tumor endothelial expression of P-glycoprotein upon microvesicular transfer of TrpC5 derived from adriamycin-resistant breast cancer cells

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    Highlights: • TrpC5 was mainly accumulated in microvesicles of drug-resistant MCF-7/ADM cells. • Microvesicles from MCF-7/ADM transferred TrpC5 to endothelial cells. • TrpC5 inhibition reduced P-glycoprotein accumulation on tumor blood vessels in vivo. - Abstract: Treatment of carcinoma commonly fails due to chemoresistance. Studies have shown that endothelial cells acquire resistance via the tumor microenvironment. Microvesicle (MV) shedding from the cell membrane to the microenvironment plays an important role in communication between cells. The aim of the present study was to determine whether MCF-7 adriamycin-resistant cells (MCF-7/ADM) shed MVs that alter the characteristics of human microvessel endothelial cells (HMECs). MVs from tumor cells transferred a Ca2+-permeable channel TrpC5 to HMECs, inducing the expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) by activation of the transcription factor NFATc3 (nuclear factor of activated T cells isoform c3). Expression of the mdr1 gene was blocked by the TrpC5-blocking antibody T5E3, and the production of P-gp in HMECs was reduced by blockade of TrpC5. Thus, we postulate that endothelial cells acquire the resistant protein upon exposure to TrpC5-containg MVs in the microenvironment, and express P-gp in the TrpC5–NFATc3 signal pathway

  11. P-glycoprotein targeted nanoscale drug carriers

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    Li, Wengang

    2013-02-01

    Multi-drug resistance (MDR) is a trend whereby tumor cells exposed to one cytotoxic agent develop cross-resistance to a range of structurally and functionally unrelated compounds. P -glycoprotein (P -gp) efflux pump is one of the mostly studied drug carrying processes that shuttle the drugs out of tumor cells. Thus, P -gp inhibitors have attracted a lot of attention as they can stop cancer drugs from being pumped out of target cells with the consumption of ATP. Using quantitive structure activity relationship (QSAR), we have successfully synthesized a series of novel P -gp inhibitors. The obtained dihydropyrroloquinoxalines series were fully characterized and then tested against bacterial and tumor assays with over-expressed P -gps. All compounds were bioactive especially compound 1c that had enhanced antibacterial activity. Furthermore, these compounds were utilized as targeting vectors to direct drug delivery vehicles such as silica nanoparticles (SNPs) to cancerous Hela cells with over expressed P -gps. Cell uptake studies showed a successful accumulation of these decorated SNPs in tumor cells compared to undecorated SNPs. The results obtained show that dihydropyrroloquinoxalines constitute a promising drug candidate for targeting cancers with MDR. Copyright © 2013 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

  12. Signal transduction pathways and transcriptional mechanisms as targets for prevention of emergence of multidrug resistance in human cancer cells.

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    Shtil, A A

    2001-03-01

    Pleiotropic resistance of tumor cells to treatment remains one of the major obstacles for successful cure of cancer patients. Tumor cells may acquire multidrug resistance (MDR) in the course of exposure to various compounds that are used in modern anticancer therapy, including cytotoxic drugs and differentiating agents. Therefore, the recurrence of the disease after the initial treatment may be associated with establishment of secondary MDR in the residual tumor. This phenotype is frequently mediated by P-glycoprotein, an ATP-dependent transmembrane pump capable of effluxing numerous compounds out of the cell. In humans, P-glycoprotein is encoded by the MDR1 gene. Rapid increase of the steady-state level of the MDR1 mRNA in response to stress stimuli is the mechanism of acquisition of P-glycoprotein-mediated MDR in cancer cells. Thus, up-regulation of the MDR1 gene is regarded as part of cellular stress response. This review shows that block of mechanisms that regulate the MDR1 overexpression can prevent the emergence of MDR in tumor cells that expressed null-to-low levels of MDR1 mRNA or P-glycoprotein prior to treatment. In particular, the MDR1 activation can be abrogated by targeting cytoplasmic pathways of signal transduction as well as by interfering with transcriptional up-regulation. PMID:11465539

  13. Modulation of human multidrug-resistance MDR-1 gene by natural curcuminoids

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    Buddhasukh Duang

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Multidrug resistance (MDR is a phenomenon that is often associated with decreased intracellular drug accumulation in patient's tumor cells resulting from enhanced drug efflux. It is related to the overexpression of a membrane protein, P-glycoprotein (Pgp-170, thereby reducing drug cytotoxicity. A variety of studies have tried to find MDR modulators which increase drug accumulation in cancer cells. Methods In this study, natural curcuminoids, pure curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin, isolated from turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn, were compared for their potential ability to modulate the human MDR-1 gene expression in multidrug resistant human cervical carcinoma cell line, KB-V1 by Western blot analysis and RT-PCR. Results Western blot analysis and RT-PCR showed that all the three curcuminoids inhibited MDR-1 gene expression, and bisdemethoxycurcumin produced maximum effect. In additional studies we found that commercial grade curcuminoid (approximately 77% curcumin, 17% demethoxycurcumin and 3% bisdemthoxycurcumin decreased MDR-1 gene expression in a dose dependent manner and had about the same potent inhibitory effect on MDR-1 gene expression as our natural curcuminoid mixtures. Conclusion These results indicate that bisdemethoxycurcumin is the most active of the curcuminoids present in turmeric for modulation of MDR-1 gene. Treatment of drug resistant KB-V1 cells with curcumin increased their sensitivity to vinblastine, which was consistent with a decreased MDR-1 gene product, a P-glycoprotein, on the cell plasma membrane. Although many drugs that prevent the P-glycoprotein function have been reported, this report describes the inhibition of MDR-1 expression by a phytochemical. The modulation of MDR-1 expression may be an attractive target for new chemosensitizing agents.

  14. Modulation of human multidrug-resistance MDR-1 gene by natural curcuminoids

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a phenomenon that is often associated with decreased intracellular drug accumulation in patient's tumor cells resulting from enhanced drug efflux. It is related to the overexpression of a membrane protein, P-glycoprotein (Pgp-170), thereby reducing drug cytotoxicity. A variety of studies have tried to find MDR modulators which increase drug accumulation in cancer cells. In this study, natural curcuminoids, pure curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin, isolated from turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn), were compared for their potential ability to modulate the human MDR-1 gene expression in multidrug resistant human cervical carcinoma cell line, KB-V1 by Western blot analysis and RT-PCR. Western blot analysis and RT-PCR showed that all the three curcuminoids inhibited MDR-1 gene expression, and bisdemethoxycurcumin produced maximum effect. In additional studies we found that commercial grade curcuminoid (approximately 77% curcumin, 17% demethoxycurcumin and 3% bisdemthoxycurcumin) decreased MDR-1 gene expression in a dose dependent manner and had about the same potent inhibitory effect on MDR-1 gene expression as our natural curcuminoid mixtures. These results indicate that bisdemethoxycurcumin is the most active of the curcuminoids present in turmeric for modulation of MDR-1 gene. Treatment of drug resistant KB-V1 cells with curcumin increased their sensitivity to vinblastine, which was consistent with a decreased MDR-1 gene product, a P-glycoprotein, on the cell plasma membrane. Although many drugs that prevent the P-glycoprotein function have been reported, this report describes the inhibition of MDR-1 expression by a phytochemical. The modulation of MDR-1 expression may be an attractive target for new chemosensitizing agents

  15. Resistance to the macrocyclic lactone moxidectin is mediated in part by membrane transporter P-glycoproteins: Implications for control of drug resistant parasitic nematodes

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    Elizabeth E. Bygarski

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Our objective was to determine if the resistance mechanism to moxidectin (MOX is similar of that to ivermectin (IVM and involves P-glycoproteins (PGPs. Several Caenorhabditis elegans strains were used: an IVM and MOX sensitive strain, 13 PGP deletion strains and the IVM-R strain which shows synthetic resistance to IVM (by creation of three point mutations in genes coding for ?-subunits of glutamate gated chloride channels [GluCls] and cross-resistance to MOX. These strains were used to compare expression of PGP genes, measure motility and pharyngeal pumping phenotypes and evaluate the ability of compounds that inhibit PGP function to potentiate sensitivity or reverse resistance to MOX. The results suggest that C. elegans may use regulation of PGPs as a response mechanism to MOX. This was indicated by the over-expression of several PGPs in both drug sensitive and IVM-R strains and the significant changes in phenotype in the IVM-R strain in the presence of PGP inhibitors. However, as the inhibitors did not completely disrupt expression of the phenotypic traits in the IVM-R strain, this suggests that there likely are multiple avenues for MOX action that may include receptors other than GluCls. If MOX resistance was mediated solely by GluCls then exposure of the IVM-R strain to PGP inhibitors should not have affected sensitivity to MOX. Targeted gene deletions showed that protection of C. elegans against MOX involves complex mechanisms and depends on the PGP gene family, particularly PGP-6. While the results presented are similar to others using IVM, there were some important differences observed with respect to PGPs which may play a role in the disparities seen in the characteristics of resistance to IVM and MOX. The similarities are of concern as parasites resistant to IVM show some degree but not complete cross-resistance to MOX; this could impact nematodes that are resistant to IVM.

  16. ABC transporters as multidrug resistance mechanisms and the development of chemosensitizers for their reversal

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    Choi Cheol-Hee

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract One of the major problems related with anticancer chemotherapy is resistance against anticancer drugs. The ATP-binding cassette (ABC transporters are a family of transporter proteins that are responsible for drug resistance and a low bioavailability of drugs by pumping a variety of drugs out cells at the expense of ATP hydrolysis. One strategy for reversal of the resistance of tumor cells expressing ABC transporters is combined use of anticancer drugs with chemosensitizers. In this review, the physiological functions and structures of ABC transporters, and the development of chemosensitizers are described focusing on well-known proteins including P-glycoprotein, multidrug resistance associated protein, and breast cancer resistance protein.

  17. Poly(ethylene glycol)-conjugated multi-walled carbon nanotubes as an efficient drug carrier for overcoming multidrug resistance

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    The acquisition of multidrug resistance poses a serious problem in chemotherapy, and new types of transporters have been actively sought to overcome it. In the present study, poly(ethylene glycol)-conjugated (PEGylated) multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were prepared and explored as drug carrier to overcome multidrug resistance. The prepared PEGylated MWCNTs penetrated into mammalian cells without damage plasma membrane, and its accumulation did not affect cell proliferation and cell cycle distribution. More importantly, PEGylated MWCNTs accumulated in the multidrug-resistant cancer cells as efficient as in the sensitive cancer cells. Intracellular translocation of PEGylated MWCNTs was visualized in both multidrug-resistant HepG2-DR cells and sensitive HepG2 cells, as judged by both fluorescent and transmission electron microscopy. PEGylated MWCNTs targeted cancer cells efficiently and multidrug-resistant cells failed to remove the intracellular MWCNTs. However, if used in combination with drugs without conjugation, PEGylated MWCNTs prompted drug efflux in MDR cells by stimulating the ATPase activity of P-glycoprotein. This study suggests that PEGylated MWCNTs can be developed as an efficient drug carrier to conjugate drugs for overcoming multidrug resistance in cancer chemotherapy.

  18. Detection of multidrug resistance using molecular nuclear technique

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    Although the outcome of cancer patients after cytotoxic chemotherapy is related diverse mechanisms, multidrug resistance (MDR) for chemotherapeutic drugs due to cellular P-glycoprotein (Pgp) or multidrug-resistance associated protein (MRP) is most important factor in the chemotherapy failure to cancer. A large number of pharmacologic compounds, including verapamil, quinidine, tamoxifen, cyclosporin A and quinolone derivatives have been reported to overcome MDR. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are available for the detection of Pgp and MRP-mediated transporter. 99m-Tc-MIBI and other 99m-Tc-radiopharmaceuticals are substrates for Pgp and MRP, and have been used in clinical studies for tumor imaging, and to visualize blockade of Pgp-mediated transport after modulation of Pgp pump. Colchicine, verapamil and daunorubicin labeled with 11C have been evaluated for the quantification of Pgp-mediated transport with PET in vivo and reported to be feasible substrates with which to image Pgp function in tumors. Leukotrienes are specific substrates for MRP and N-(11C)acetyl-leukotriene E4 provides an opportunity to study MRP function non-invasively in vivo. SPECT and PET pharmaceuticals have successfully used to evaluate pharmacologic effects of MDR modulators. Imaging of MDR and reversal of MDR with bioluminescence in a living animal is also evaluated for future clinical trial. We have described recent advances in molecular imaging of MDR and reviewed recent publications regarding feasibility of SPECT and PET imaging to study the functionality of MDR transporters in vivo

  19. Detection of multidrug resistance using molecular nuclear technique

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    Lee, Jae Tae; Ahn, Byeong Cheol [School of Medicine, Kyungpook National Univ., Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-04-01

    Although the outcome of cancer patients after cytotoxic chemotherapy is related diverse mechanisms, multidrug resistance (MDR) for chemotherapeutic drugs due to cellular P-glycoprotein (Pgp) or multidrug-resistance associated protein (MRP) is most important factor in the chemotherapy failure to cancer. A large number of pharmacologic compounds, including verapamil, quinidine, tamoxifen, cyclosporin A and quinolone derivatives have been reported to overcome MDR. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are available for the detection of Pgp and MRP-mediated transporter. {sup 99}m-Tc-MIBI and other {sup 99}m-Tc-radiopharmaceuticals are substrates for Pgp and MRP, and have been used in clinical studies for tumor imaging, and to visualize blockade of Pgp-mediated transport after modulation of Pgp pump. Colchicine, verapamil and daunorubicin labeled with {sup 11}C have been evaluated for the quantification of Pgp-mediated transport with PET in vivo and reported to be feasible substrates with which to image Pgp function in tumors. Leukotrienes are specific substrates for MRP and N-({sup 11}C)acetyl-leukotriene E4 provides an opportunity to study MRP function non-invasively in vivo. SPECT and PET pharmaceuticals have successfully used to evaluate pharmacologic effects of MDR modulators. Imaging of MDR and reversal of MDR with bioluminescence in a living animal is also evaluated for future clinical trial. We have described recent advances in molecular imaging of MDR and reviewed recent publications regarding feasibility of SPECT and PET imaging to study the functionality of MDR transporters in vivo.

  20. Overcoming of P-glycoprotein mediated vincristine resistance of L1210/VCR mouse leukemic cells could be induced by pentoxifylline but not by theophylline and caffeine

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    Effects of xanthine derivatives (pentoxifylline (PTX), caffeine, theophylline, 1-methyl-3-isobutylxanthine) on P-glycoprotein mediated vincristine resistance of L1210/VCR mouse leukemic cell sub-line were studied. From the applied xanthines only PTX was found to reverse the vincristine resistance of the above cells. Moreover, only PTX, but not other xanthine, increased the accumulation of [3H]vincristine by L1210/VCR cells. Thus it may be concluded that PTX-induced reversal of vincristine (VCR) resistance could not be explained from the point of known pharmacological effects of PTX that are common for other xanthines such as inhibition of phosphodiesterase activity, calcium mobilizing effect, inhibition of tumor necrosis factor ? (TNF), etc. (author)

  1. Functional study of the novel multidrug resistance gene HA117 and its comparison to multidrug resistance gene 1

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    Chen Tingfu

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The novel gene HA117 is a multidrug resistance (MDR gene expressed by all-trans retinoic acid-resistant HL-60 cells. In the present study, we compared the multidrug resistance of the HA117 with that of the classical multidrug resistance gene 1 (MDR1 in breast cancer cell line 4T1. Methods Transduction of the breast cancer cell line 4T1 with adenoviral vectors encoding the HA117 gene and the green fluorescence protein gene (GFP (Ad-GFP-HA117, the MDR1 and GFP (Ad-GFP-MDR1 or GFP (Ad-GFP was respectively carried out. The transduction efficiency and the multiplicity of infection (MOI were detected by fluorescence microscope and flow cytometry. The transcription of HA117 gene and MDR1 gene were detected by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR. Western blotting analysis was used to detect the expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp but the expression of HA117 could not be analyzed as it is a novel gene and its antibody has not yet been synthesized. The drug-excretion activity of HA117 and MDR1 were determined by daunorubicin (DNR efflux assay. The drug sensitivities of 4T1/HA117 and 4T1/MDR1 to chemotherapeutic agents were detected by Methyl-Thiazolyl-Tetrazolium (MTT assay. Results The transducted efficiency of Ad-GFP-HA117 and Ad-GFP-MDR1 were 75%-80% when MOI was equal to 50. The transduction of Ad-GFP-HA117 and Ad-GFP-MDR1 could increase the expression of HA117 and MDR1. The drug resistance index to Adriamycin (ADM, vincristine (VCR, paclitaxel (Taxol and bleomycin (BLM increased to19.8050, 9.0663, 9.7245, 3.5650 respectively for 4T1/HA117 and 24.2236, 11.0480, 11.3741, 0.9630 respectively for 4T1/MDR1 as compared to the control cells. There were no significant differences in drug sensitivity between 4T1/HA117 and 4T1/MDR1 for the P-gp substrates (ADM, VCR and Taxol (P Conclusions These results confirm that HA117 is a strong MDR gene in both HL-60 and 4T1 cells. Furthermore, our results indicate that the MDR mechanism of the HA117 gene may not be similar to that of MDR1.

  2. Influence of multidrug resistance on {sup 18}F-FCH cellular uptake in a glioblastoma model

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    Vanpouille, Claire; Jeune, Nathalie le; Clotagatide, Anthony; Dubois, Francis [Universite de Lyon, Universite Jean Monnet-Cancer Research Group IFRESIS 143, Saint-Etienne (France); Kryza, David; Janier, Marc [Hospice Civils de Lyon, Quai Des Celestins, CREATIS, UMR CNRS, Lyon (France); Perek, Nathalie [Universite de Lyon, Universite Jean Monnet-Cancer Research Group IFRESIS 143, Saint-Etienne (France); Laboratoire de Biophysique, Faculte de Medecine, Saint-Etienne (France)

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    Multidrug resistance, aggressiveness and accelerated choline metabolism are hallmarks of malignancy and have motivated the development of new PET tracers like {sup 18}F-FCH, an analogue of choline. Our aim was to study the relationship of multidrug resistance of cultured glioma cell lines and {sup 18}F-FCH tracer uptake. We used an in vitro multidrug-resistant (MDR) glioma model composed of sensitive parental U87MG and derived resistant cells U87MG-CIS and U87MG-DOX. Aggressiveness, choline metabolism and transport were studied, particularly the expression of choline kinase (CK) and high-affinity choline transporter (CHT1). FCH transport studies were assessed in our glioblastoma model. As expected, the resistant cell lines express P-glycoprotein (Pgp), multidrug resistance-associated protein isoform 1 (MRP1) and elevated glutathione (GSH) content and are also more mobile and more invasive than the sensitive U87MG cells. Our results show an overexpression of CK and CHT1 in the resistant cell lines compared to the sensitive cell lines. We found an increased uptake of FCH (in % of uptake per 200,000 cells) in the resistant cells compared to the sensitive ones (U87MG: 0.89{+-}0.14; U87MG-CIS: 1.27{+-}0.18; U87MG-DOX: 1.33{+-}0.13) in line with accelerated choline metabolism and aggressive phenotype. FCH uptake is not influenced by the two ATP-dependant efflux pumps: Pgp and MRP1. FCH would be an interesting probe for glioma imaging which would not be effluxed from the resistant cells by the classic MDR ABC transporters. Our results clearly show that FCH uptake reflects accelerated choline metabolism and is related to tumour aggressiveness and drug resistance. (orig.)

  3. P-Glycoprotein/MDR1 Regulates Pokemon Gene Transcription Through p53 Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cells

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    Wei Xu; Yuyang Jiang; Xuyu Zu; Shengnan He; Zhenhua Xie; Feng Liu

    2010-01-01

    P-glycoprotein (Pgp), encoded by the multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) gene, is an efflux transporter and plays an important role in pharmacokinetics. In this study, we demonstrated that the pokemon promoter activity, the pokemon mRNA and protein expression can be significantly inhibited by Pgp. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assay showed that Pgp can bind the pokemon prompter to repress pokemon transcription activity. Furthermore, Pgp regulated pokemon transcription activity through expression of...

  4. PXR-mediated induction of P-glycoprotein by anticancer drugs in a human colon adenocarcinoma-derived cell line

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    Harmsen, Stefan; Meijerman, I.; Febus, C. L.; Maas-Bakker, R. F.; Beijnen, J. H.; Schellens, J H M

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    Abstract Purpose The development of multidrug resistance (MDR) is one of the major limitations in the treatment of cancer. Induction of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) has been regarded as one of the main mechanisms underlying anticancer drug-induced MDR. Since the induction of Pgp is (in part) regulated by the pregnane X receptor (PXR), the ability of several widely used anticancer drugs to activate PXR-mediated Pgp induction was investigated. ...

  5. Mammalian drug efflux transporters of the ATP binding cassette (ABC) family in multidrug resistance: A review of the past decade.

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    Chen, Zhaolin; Shi, Tianlu; Zhang, Lei; Zhu, Pengli; Deng, Mingying; Huang, Cheng; Hu, Tingting; Jiang, Ling; Li, Jun

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a serious phenomenon employed by cancer cells which hampers the success of cancer pharmacotherapy. One of the common mechanisms of MDR is the overexpression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) efflux transporters in cancer cells such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp/ABCB1), multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2/ABCC2), and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2) that limits the prolonged and effective use of chemotherapeutic drugs. Researchers have found that developing inhibitors of ABC efflux transporters as chemosensitizers could overcome MDR. But the clinical trials have shown that most of these chemosensitizers are merely toxic and only show limited or no benefits to cancer patients, thus new inhibitors are being explored. Recent findings also suggest that efflux pumps of the ABC transporter family are subject to epigenetic gene regulation. In this review, we summarize recent findings of the role of ABC efflux transporters in MDR. PMID:26499806

  6. Effect of multidrug resistance modulators on the activity of ivermectin and moxidectin against selected strains of Haemonchus contortus infective larvae Efeito de drogas moduladoras da resistência múltipla na atividade da ivermectina e moxidectina contra larvas infectantes selecionadas de Haemonchus contortus

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    Marcelo B. Molento; Prichard, Roger K.

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    Nematode parasites have shown resistance to the anthelmintics, ivermectin and moxidectin, and there is evidence that the over-expression of parasite P-glycoprotein (P-gp) may account, at least in part, for resistance to ivermectin. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the multidrug resistance (MDR) modulators, verapamil, CL 347.099 (an analog of verapamil) and cyclosporin A, would enhance the efficacy of ivermectin and moxidectin against selected strains of Haemonchus contortus...

  7. Effects of natural nuclear factor-kappa B inhibitors on anticancer drug efflux transporter human P-glycoprotein.

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    Nabekura, Tomohiro; Hiroi, Takashi; Kawasaki, Tatsuya; Uwai, Yuichi

    2015-03-01

    Drug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein plays an important role in cancer chemotherapy. The nuclear factor-?B (NF-?B) transcription factors play critical roles in development and progression of cancer. In this study, the effects of natural compounds that can inhibit NF-?B activation on the function of P-glycoprotein were investigated using human MDR1 gene-transfected KB/MDR1 cells. The accumulation of daunorubicin or rhodamine 123, fluorescent substrates of P-glycoprotein, in KB/MDR1 cells increased in the presence of caffeic acid phenetyl ester (CAPE), licochalcone A, anacardic acid, celastrol, xanthohumol, magnolol, and honokiol in a concentration-dependent manner. In contrast, lupeol, zerumbone, thymoquinone, emodin, and anethol had no effects. The ATPase activities of P-glycoprotein were stimulated by CAPE, licochalcone A, anacardic acid, celastrol, xanthohumol, magnolol, and honokiol. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-? stimulated NF-?B activation was inhibited by CAPE, licochalcone A, anacardic acid, and xanthohumol. KB/MDR1 cells were sensitized to vinblastine cytotoxicity by CAPE, licochalcone A, anacardic acid, xanthohumol, magnolol, and honokiol, showing that these natural NF-?B inhibitors reverse multidrug resistance. These results suggest that natural compounds, such as CAPE, licochalcone A, and anacardic acid, have dual inhibitory effects on the anticancer drug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein and NF-?B activation, and may become useful to enhance the efficacy of cancer chemotherapy. PMID:25776492

  8. P-glycoprotein is expressed and causes resistance to chemotherapy in EBV-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative diseases

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    Epstein–Barr virus-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative diseases (EBV-T-LPDs) are rare lymphomas with poor prognosis. Although chemotherapeutic strategies such as CHOP have been often selected, they have exhibited only limited efficacy. To clarify the mechanism of chemoresistance, we examined P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression. P-gp acts as an energy-dependent efflux pump that excretes drugs from the cytoplasm, resulting in low-intracellular drug concentrations and poor sensitivity to chemotherapy. We examined P-gp expression in EBV-positive cells by immunohistochemistry staining in three patients of EBV-T-LPDs and the expression was detected in all patients. We also examined mdr1 mRNA expression by reverse-transcriptase polymerase-chain reaction (RT-PCR) in EBV-positive tumor cells from these patients and additional three patients. The expression was detected in all examined patients. In five EBV-T-LPDs patients, P-gp function was detected by Rhodamine-123 efflux assay in these cells. The efflux was inhibited by treatment with a P-gp inhibitor, cyclosporine A (CsA). We also examined and detected P-gp expression in EBV-positive T-cell lines SNT8 and SNT16 established from EBV-T-LPDs patients, by RT-PCR and western blotting. The function was also detected by Rhodamine-123 efflux in these cell lines. Inhibition and knock down of P-gp by CsA and siRNA, respectively, enhanced etoposide- and doxorubicin-induced cell death in the EBV-positive T-cell lines. Finally, we infected the T-cell line MOLT4 with EBV, and found that mdr1 mRNA expression and Rhodamine 123 efflux were upregulated after infection. These results indicated that enhanced P-gp expression contributed to the chemoresistance of EBV-T-LPDs

  9. Synthesis of poly[N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide] conjugates of inhibitors of the ABC transporter that overcome multidrug resistance in doxorubicin-resistant P388 cells in vitro.

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    Šubr, Vladimír; Sivák, Ladislav; Koziolová, Eva; Braunová, Alena; Pechar, Michal; Strohalm, Ji?í; Kabešová, Martina; ?íhová, Blanka; Ulbrich, Karel; Ková?, Marek

    2014-01-01

    Ro?. 15, ?. 8 (2014), s. 3030-3043. ISSN 1525-7797 R&D Projects: GA ?R GAP301/12/1254; GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0109 Institutional support: RVO:61389013 ; RVO:61388971 Keywords : N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide copolymers * multidrug resistance * P-glycoprotein inhibitors Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry; FD - Oncology ; Hematology (MBU-M) Impact factor: 5.750, year: 2014

  10. Facing multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

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    Sotgiu, Giovanni; Migliori, Giovanni Battista

    2015-06-01

    Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains resistant to at least two of the most effective anti-tuberculosis drugs (i.e., isoniazid and rifampicin). Therapeutic regimens based on second- and third-line anti-tuberculosis medicines showed poor efficacy, safety, and tolerability profiles. It was estimated that in 2012 the multi-drug resistant tuberculosis incidence ranged from 300,000 to 600,000 cases, mainly diagnosed in the Eastern European and Central Asian countries. The highest proportion of cases is among individuals previously exposed to anti-tuberculosis drugs. Three main conditions can favour the emergence and spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis: the poor implementation of the DOTS strategy, the shortage or the poor quality of the anti-tuberculosis drugs, and the poor therapeutic adherence of the patients to the prescribed regimens. Consultation with tuberculosis experts (e.g., consilium) is crucial to tailor the best anti-tuberculosis therapy. New therapeutic options are necessary: bedaquiline and delamanid seem promising drugs; in particular, during the development phase they demonstrated a protective effect against the emergence of further resistances towards the backbone drugs. In the recent past, other antibiotics have been administered off-label: the most relevant efficacy, safety, and tolerability profile was proved in linezolid-, meropenem/clavulanate-, cotrimoxazole-containing regimens. New research and development activities are needed in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive fields. PMID:24792579

  11. Terpenoids from Maytenus species and assessment of their reversal activity against a multidrug-resistant Leishmania tropica line.

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    Kennedy, María L; Llanos, Gabriel G; Castanys, Santiago; Gamarro, Francisco; Bazzocchi, Isabel L; Jiménez, Ignacio A

    2011-12-01

    The phytochemical analysis of the root bark extracts of the Chilean Maytenus, M. chubutensis, and M. magellanica (Celastraceae), led to the isolation of one phenolic nortriterpene, 1, and one diterpene with a nor-ent-kaurene skeleton, 2. In addition, four known compounds were isolated, among which compound 3 has been isolated for the first time from a natural source. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods, including 1D- and 2D-NMR (COSY, ROESY, HSQC, and HMBC) experiments, comparison with data reported in the literature, and chemical correlations. The isolated compounds were assayed for their reversal activity against a multidrug-resistant Leishmania tropica line, overexpressing a P-glycoprotein related transporter. Compound 1 showed moderate multidrug-resistance reversal activity. PMID:22162167

  12. Imaging and Targeted Therapy of Multidrug Resistance. Final Report

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    One focus area of DOE Office of Science was the Imaging of Gene Expression in Health and Disease in real time in tissue culture, whole animals and ultimately patients. Investigators of the Molecular Imaging Group, Washington University Medical School, ascribed to this objective and a major focus of this group directly tied into the DOE program through their efforts targeting the multidrug resistance gene (MDR1). Our plans for continuation of the program were to extend and build on this line of investigation, incorporating new molecular tools into our methodology to selectively inhibit MDR1 gene expression with novel modulation strategies. Two approaches were to be pursued: (1) high throughput screening of compounds that disrupted mutant p53 transactivation of the MDR1 promoter, and (2) knockdown of MDR1 messenger RNA with retroviral-mediated delivery of small interfering RNA constructs. These would be combined with our continuing effort to synthesize ligands and examine structure-activity relationships of bis-salicylaldehydes labeled with gallium-68 to generate PET agents for imaging MDR1 P-glycoprotein function. We would be uniquely positioned to correlate therapeutic modulation of MDR1 gene expression and protein function in the same systems in vivo using PET and bioluminescence reporters. Use of animal models such as the mdr1a/1b(-/-) gene deleted mice would also have enabled refined analysis of modulation and tracer pharmacokinetics in vivo. Overall, this DOE program and resultant tools would enable direct monitoring of novel therapeutic strategies and the MDR phenotype in relation to gene expression and protein function in vivo.

  13. Chromosomal Instability Confers Intrinsic Multidrug Resistance

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    Lee, Alvin J. X.; Endesfelder, David; Rowan, Andrew J.; Walther, Axel; Birkbak, Nicolai Juul; Futreal, P. Andrew; Downward, Julian; Szallasi, Zoltan Imre; Tomlinson, Ian P. M.; Howell, Michael; Kschischo, Maik; Swanton, Charles

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    Aneuploidy is associated with poor prognosis in solid tumors. Spontaneous chromosome missegregation events in aneuploid cells promote chromosomal instability (CIN) that may contribute to the acquisition of multidrug resistance in vitro and heighten risk for tumor relapse in animal models. Identification of distinct therapeutic agents that target tumor karyotypic complexity has important clinical implications. To identify distinct therapeutic approaches to specifically limit the growth of CIN tum...

  14. Circumvention of multi-drug resistance of cancer cells by Chinese herbal medicines

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Multi-drug resistance (MDR of cancer cells severely limits therapeutic outcomes. A proposed mechanism for MDR involves the efflux of anti-cancer drugs from cancer cells, primarily mediated by ATP-binding cassette (ABC membrane transporters including P-glycoprotein. This article reviews the recent progress of using active ingredients, extracts and formulae from Chinese medicine (CM in circumventing ABC transporters-mediated MDR. Among the ABC transporters, Pgp is the most extensively studied for its role in MDR reversal effects. While other MDR reversal mechanisms remain unclear, Pgp inhibition is a criterion for further mechanistic study. More mechanistic studies are needed to fully establish the pharmacological effects of potential MDR reversing agents.

  15. Ligand and structure-based classification models for Prediction of P-glycoprotein inhibitors

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    Klepsch, Freya; Poongavanam, Vasanthanathan; Ecker, Gerhard Franz

    2014-01-01

    The ABC transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) actively transports a wide range of drugs and toxins out of cells, and is therefore related to multidrug resistance and the ADME profile of therapeutics. Thus, development of predictive in silico models for the identification of P-gp inhibitors is of great interest in the field of drug discovery and development. So far in-silico P-gp inhibitor prediction was dominated by ligand-based approaches, due to the lack of high-quality structural information abou...

  16. Study of multidrug resistance and radioresistance

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    We investigated the mechanism of 5-FU, adriamycin, radiation resistance in Korean gastric cancer cells. First we investigated the relation between Rb and multidrug resistance. Rb stable transfectants exhibited 5- to 10- fold more resistance to adriamycin than the control cells. These Rb transfectants showed increased MDR1 expression. We also investigated up-regulation in radiation-resistant tumor tissues. HSP27, MRP-8, GST, and NKEF-B were up-regulated in radiation resistant tumor. Expression of NKEF-B was also increased by radiation exposure in Head and Neck cells. These results demonstrated that NKEF-B is a stress response protein and it may have an important role in radiation resistance

  17. Study of multidrug resistance and radioresistance

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    Kang, Yoon Koo; Yoo, Young Do

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    We investigated the mechanism of 5-FU, adriamycin, radiation resistance in Korean gastric cancer cells. First we investigated the relation between Rb and multidrug resistance. Rb stable transfectants exhibited 5- to 10- fold more resistance to adriamycin than the control cells. These Rb transfectants showed increased MDR1 expression. We also investigated up-regulation in radiation-resistant tumor tissues. HSP27, MRP-8, GST, and NKEF-B were up-regulated in radiation resistant tumor. Expression of NKEF-B was also increased by radiation exposure in Head and Neck cells. These results demonstrated that NKEF-B is a stress response protein and it may have an important role in radiation resistance.

  18. Effects of third generation P-glycoprotein inhibitors on the sensitivity of drug-resistant and -susceptible isolates of Haemonchus contortus to anthelmintics in vitro.

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    Raza, Ali; Kopp, Steven R; Jabbar, Abdul; Kotze, Andrew C

    2015-06-30

    P-glycoproteins (P-gps) play an important role in the sensitivity of nematodes to anthelmintic drugs. They have been implicated in a number of anthelmintic resistances, particularly for macrocyclic lactone drugs. Hence, inhibition of nematode P-gps has been suggested as a means of reversing some types of anthelmintic resistance. The present study aimed to investigate the ability of the most-recently developed group of P-gp inhibitors (the so-called 'third generation' of inhibitors) including tariquidar, zosuquidar and elacridar, to increase the sensitivity of Haemonchus contortus larvae to various anthelmintics (ivermectin, levamisole and thiabendazole) in vitro. We compared these compounds to some older P-gp inhibitors (e.g. verapamil and valspodar). Larval migration and development assays were used to measure the sensitivity of larvae to anthelmintics alone, or in combination with P-gp inhibitors. Significant increases in sensitivity to ivermectin were observed with zosuquidar and tariquidar in larval migration assays (synergism ratios up to 6-fold). Several of the inhibitors increased the sensitivity of both the drug-resistant and -susceptible isolates (e.g. tariquidar with ivermectin in migration assays, zosuquidar with ivermectin in larval development assays), while others had significant effects on the resistant isolate only (e.g. zosuquidar with ivermectin in migration assays, verapamil with ivermectin in development assays). This suggests that some of the inhibitors interact with P-gps representing intrinsic pathways present across nematode populations with quite different drug sensitivities, while other inhibitors interact with P-gps of significance only to resistant nematodes, and hence most likely representing an acquired resistance mechanism. The study highlights the potential of the third generation of P-gp inhibitors for increasing the sensitivity of nematodes to anthelmintics. PMID:25986327

  19. Noninvasive functional imaging of P-glycoprotein-mediated doxorubicin resistance in a mouse model of hereditary breast cancer to predict response, and assign P-gp inhibitor sensitivity

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    Leeuwen, Fijs W.B. van; Buckle, Tessa; Gilhuijs, Kenneth G.A. [The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Departments of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Kersbergen, Ariena; Rottenberg, Sven [The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Molecular Biology, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2009-03-15

    Using a ''spontaneous'' mammary mouse tumor model we set out to develop diagnostic approaches for non-invasive P-glycoprotein (P-gp) staging and response prediction. {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI efflux rates were measured using a gamma camera in three Brca1 {sup -/-}; p53 {sup -/-} mouse mammary tumors that have different Mdr1a/b expression levels. The efflux rates were quantified in the 10-30-min period after injection. In addition to the P-gp-mediated efflux measurements in untreated tumors, efflux measurements were performed in the presence of the P-gp inhibitor tariquidar. Volumetric doxorubicin response patterns for the different tumors were determined and correlated with the efflux rates. Combined pre- and post-inhibitor treatment imaging of P-gp-mediated efflux correlated with Mdr1a/b expression: basal (0.0026, p = 0.16), 3-fold Mdr1a/b (0.0074, p = 0.02), and 17-fold Mdr1a and 46-fold Mdr1b (0.012, p = 0.002). Based on the doxorubicin response of these tumors, we generated a computer-aided diagnosis model that predicts the likelihood of drug resistance. Quantified {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI efflux has potential to: (1) noninvasively assign Mdr1 expression levels, (2) predict the therapeutic impact of a P-gp inhibitor, and (3) noninvasively assess the probability of drug resistance. (orig.)

  20. Identification of an ABCB1 (P-glycoprotein)-positive carfilzomib-resistant myeloma subpopulation by the pluripotent stem cell fluorescent dye CDy1.

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    Hawley, Teresa S; Riz, Irene; Yang, Wenjing; Wakabayashi, Yoshiyuki; Depalma, Louis; Chang, Young-Tae; Peng, Weiqun; Zhu, Jun; Hawley, Robert G

    2013-04-01

    Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by the malignant expansion of differentiated plasma cells. Although many chemotherapeutic agents display cytotoxic activity toward MM cells, patients inevitably succumb to their disease because the tumor cells become resistant to the anticancer drugs. The cancer stem cell hypothesis postulates that a small subpopulation of chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells is responsible for propagation of the tumor. Herein we report that efflux of the pluripotent stem cell dye CDy1 identifies a subpopulation in MM cell lines characterized by increased expression of P-glycoprotein, a member of the ABC (ATP-binding cassette) superfamily of transporters encoded by ABCB1. We also demonstrate that ABCB1-overexpressing MM cells are resistant to the second-generation proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib that recently received accelerated approval for the treatment of therapy-refractive MM by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Moreover, increased resistance to carfilzomib in sensitive MM cells following drug selection was associated with upregulation of ABCB1 cell-surface expression which correlated with increased transporter activity as measured by CDy1 efflux. We further show that chemosensitization of MM cells to carfilzomib could be achieved in vitro by cotreatment with vismodegib, a hedgehog pathway antagonist which is currently in MM clinical trials. CDy1 efflux may therefore be a useful assay to determine whether high expression of ABCB1 is predictive of poor clinical responses in MM patients treated with carfilzomib. Our data also suggest that inclusion of vismodegib might be a potential strategy to reverse ABCB1-mediated drug resistance should it occur. PMID:23475625

  1. Pumping of drugs by P-glycoprotein

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    Litman, Thomas; Skovsgaard, Torben; Stein, Wilfred D

    2003-01-01

    The apparent inhibition constant, Kapp, for the blockade of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) by four drugs, verapamil, cyclosporin A, XR9576 (tariquidar), and vinblastine, was measured by studying their ability to inhibit daunorubicin and calcein-AM efflux from four strains of Ehrlich cells with different levels of drug resistance and P-gp content. For daunorubicin as a transport substrate, Kapp was independent of [P-gp] for verapamil but increased strictly linearly with [P-gp] for vinblastine, cyclosporin...

  2. Comparison of 99mTc-Tetrofosmin and 99mTc-Sestamibi Uptake in Glioma Cell Lines: The Role of P-Glycoprotein Expression

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    Alexiou, George A; Xanthi Xourgia; Evrysthenis Vartholomatos; Spyridon Tsiouris; John A. Kalef-Ezra; Fotopoulos, Andreas D; Kyritsis, Athanasios P.

    2014-01-01

    99mTc-Tetrofosmin (99mTc-TF) and 99mTc-Sestamibi (99mTc-MIBI) are SPECT tracers that have been used for brain tumor imaging. Tumor's multidrug resistance phenotype, namely, P-glycoprotein (p-gp), and the multidrug resistance related proteins (MRPs) expression have been suggested to influence both tracers' uptake. In the present study we set out to compare 99mTc-TF and 99mTc-MIBI uptake in high-grade glioma cell lines and to investigate the influence of gliomas p-gp expression on both tracers'...

  3. Discovery of the Inhibitory Effect of a Phosphatidylinositol Derivative on P-Glycoprotein by Virtual Screening Followed by In Vitro Cellular Studies

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    Lucas, Xavier; Simon, Silke; Schubert, Rolf; Günther, Stefan

    2013-01-01

    P-glycoprotein is capable of effluxing a broad range of cytosolic and membrane penetrating xenobiotic substrates, thus leading to multi-drug resistance and posing a threat for the therapeutic treatment of several diseases, including cancer and central nervous disorders. Herein, a virtual screening campaign followed by experimental validation in Caco-2, MDKCII, and MDKCII mdr1 transfected cell lines has been conducted for the identification of novel phospholipids with P-gp transportation inhib...

  4. Evaluation of the P-glycoprotein- and breast cancer resistance protein-mediated brain penetration of 11C-labeled topotecan using small-animal positron emission tomography

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    Introduction: Topotecan (TPT) is a camptothecin derivative and is an anticancer drug working as a topoisomerase-I-specific inhibitor. But TPT cannot penetrate through the blood-brain barrier. In this study, we synthesized a new positron emission tomography (PET) probe, [11C]TPT, to evaluate the P-glycoprotein (Pgp)- and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP)-mediated brain penetration of [11C]TPT using small-animal PET. Methods: [11C]TPT was synthesized by the reaction of a desmethyl precursor with [11C]CH3I. In vitro study using [11C]TPT was carried out in MES-SA and doxorubicin-resistant MES-SA/Dx5 cells in the presence or absence of elacridar, a specific inhibitor for Pgp and BCRP. The biodistribution of [11C]TPT was determined using small-animal PET and the dissection method in mice. Results: The transport of [11C]TPT to the extracellular side was determined in MES-SA/Dx5 cells exhibiting the expressions of Pgp and BCRP at high levels. This transport was inhibited by coincubation with elacridar. In Mdr1a/b-/-Bcrp1-/- mice, PET results indicated that the brain uptake of [11C]TPT was about two times higher than that in wild-type mice. Similarly, the brain penetration of [11C]TPT in wild-type mice was increased by treatment with elacridar. The radioactivity in the brain of elacridar-treated mice was maintained at a certain level after the injection of [11C]TPT, although the radioactivity in the blood decreased with time. Conclusions: We demonstrated the increase of brain penetration of [11C]TPT by deficiency and inhibition of Pgp and BCRP functions using small-animal PET in mice.

  5. From MDR to MXR : new understanding of multidrug resistance systems, their properties and clinical significance

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    Litman, Thomas; Druley, T E

    2001-01-01

    The ATP binding cassette (ABC) superfamily of membrane transporters is one of the largest protein classes known, and counts numerous proteins involved in the trafficking of biological molecules across cell membranes. The first known human ABC transporter was P-glycoprotein (P-gp), which confers multidrug resistance (MDR) to anticancer drugs. In recent years, we have obtained an increased understanding of the mechanism of action of P-gp as its ATPase activity, substrate specificity and pharmacokinetic interactions have been investigated. This review focuses on the functional characterization of P-gp, as well as other ABC transporters involved in MDR: the family of multidrug-resistance-associated proteins (MRP1-7), and the recently discovered ABC half-transporter MXR (also known as BCRP, ABCP and ABCG2). We describe recent progress in the analysis of protein structure-function relationships, and consider the conceptual problem of defining and identifying substrates and inhibitors of MDR. An in-depth discussion follows of how coupling of nucleotide hydrolysis to substrate transport takes place, and we propose a scheme for the mechanism of P-gp function. Finally, the clinical correlations, both for reversal of MDR in cancer and for drug delivery, are discussed.

  6. KEGG DISEASE / Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection [KEGG DISEASE

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    Full Text Available DISEASE: H00313 Entry H00313Disease Name Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection De ... , Watkins K, Mahamoud Y, Paulsen IT Title Complete genome ... sequence of the multiresistant taxonomic outlier P ... ahara T, Tada T, Kitao T, Kirikae T Title Complete genome ... sequence of highly multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas ...

  7. SmeDEF Multidrug Efflux Pump Contributes to Intrinsic Multidrug Resistance in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

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    Zhang, Li; Li, Xian-Zhi; Poole, Keith

    2001-01-01

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging nosocomial pathogen that displays high-level intrinsic resistance to a variety of structurally unrelated antimicrobial agents. Efflux mechanisms are known to contribute to acquired multidrug resistance in this organism, and indeed, one such multidrug efflux system, SmeDEF, was recently identified. Still, the importance of SmeDEF to intrinsic antibiotic resistance in S. maltophilia had not yet been determined. Reverse transcription-PCR confirmed expr...

  8. P-GLYCOPROTEIN QUANTITATION IN ACUTE LEUKEMIA

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    A.A. Pourfathollali; M. Farliadi; Mali in Nikougoftar

    2003-01-01

    Multi drug resistance(MDR) is a major problem in the treatment of cancer and hemalological malignancies. This resistance is multi factorial and is the result of decreased intra cellular drug accumulation. This is partly due to the presence of a 170KD intra membranous protein termed P-glycoprotein(P-gp) that is an energy-dependent efflux pump which has increased expression on drug-resistance cells. In this study we identified the presence of P-gp by staining with Fluorescent Iso Thio Cyanate (...

  9. Lobeline, a piperidine alkaloid from Lobelia can reverse P-gp dependent multidrug resistance in tumor cells.

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    Ma, Yonggang; Wink, Michael

    2008-09-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) can limit efficacy of chemotherapy. The best studied mechanism involves P-gp (P-glycoprotein) mediated drug efflux. This study focuses on MDR reversal agents from medicinal plants, which can interfere with P-gp. Rhodamine 123 accumulation assay and flow cytometry analysis were employed to screen for P-gp dependant efflux inhibitors. Lobeline, a piperidine alkaloid from Lobelia inflata and several other Lobelia species, inhibited P-gp activity. MDR reversal potential of lobeline could be demonstrated in cells treated with doxorubicin in that lobeline can sensitize resistant tumor cells at non-toxic concentrations. However, lobeline cannot block BCRP (Breast Cancer Resistance Protein) dependent mitoxantrone efflux. Lobeline could be a good candidate for the development of new MDR reversal agents. PMID:18222670

  10. Role of the highly structured 5'-end region of MDR1 mRNA in P-glycoprotein expression.

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    Randle, Rebecca A; Raguz, Selina; Higgins, Christopher F; Yagüe, Ernesto

    2007-09-15

    Overexpression of P-glycoprotein, encoded by the MDR1 (multidrug resistance 1) gene, is often responsible for multidrug resistance in acute myeloid leukaemia. We have shown previously that MDR1 (P-glycoprotein) mRNA levels in K562 leukaemic cells exposed to cytotoxic drugs are up-regulated but P-glycoprotein expression is translationally blocked. In the present study we show that cytotoxic drugs down-regulate the Akt signalling pathway, leading to hypophosphorylation of the translational repressor 4E-BP [eIF (eukaryotic initiation factor) 4E-binding protein] and decreased eIF4E availability. The 5'-end of MDR1 mRNA adopts a highly-structured fold. Fusion of this structured 5'-region upstream of a reporter gene impeded its efficient translation, specifically under cytotoxic stress, by reducing its competitive ability for the translational machinery. The effect of cytotoxic stress could be mimicked in vivo by blocking the phosphorylation of 4E-BP by mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) using rapamycin or eIF4E siRNA (small interfering RNA), and relieved by overexpression of either eIF4E or constitutively-active Akt. Upon drug exposure MDR1 mRNA was up-regulated, apparently stochastically, in a small proportion of cells. Only in these cells could MDR1 mRNA compete successfully for the reduced amounts of eIF4E and translate P-glycoprotein. Consequent drug efflux and restoration of eIF4E availability results in a feed-forward relief from stress-induced translational repression and to the acquisition of drug resistance. PMID:17573715

  11. Interaction of drugs of abuse and maintenance treatments with human P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) and breast cancer resistance protein (ABCG2).

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    Tournier, Nicolas; Chevillard, Lucie; Megarbane, Bruno; Pirnay, Stéphane; Scherrmann, Jean-Michel; Declèves, Xavier

    2010-08-01

    Drug interaction with P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) may influence its tissue disposition including blood-brain barrier transport and result in potent drug-drug interactions. The limited data obtained using in-vitro models indicate that methadone, buprenorphine, and cannabinoids may interact with human P-gp; but almost nothing is known about drugs of abuse and BCRP. We used in vitro P-gp and BCRP inhibition flow cytometric assays with hMDR1- and hBCRP-transfected HEK293 cells to test 14 compounds or metabolites frequently involved in addiction, including buprenorphine, norbuprenorphine, methadone, ibogaine, cocaine, cocaethylene, amphetamine, N-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine, nicotine, ketamine, Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), naloxone, and morphine. Drugs that in vitro inhibited P-gp or BCRP were tested in hMDR1- and hBCRP-MDCKII bidirectional transport studies. Human P-gp was significantly inhibited in a concentration-dependent manner by norbuprenorphine>buprenorphine>methadone>ibogaine and THC. Similarly, BCRP was inhibited by buprenorphine>norbuprenorphine>ibogaine and THC. None of the other tested compounds inhibited either transporter, even at high concentration (100 microm). Norbuprenorphine (transport efflux ratio approoximately 11) and methadone (transport efflux ratio approoximately 1.9) transport was P-gp-mediated; however, with no significant stereo-selectivity regarding methadone enantiomers. BCRP did not transport any of the tested compounds. However, the clinical significance of the interaction of norbuprenorphine with P-gp remains to be evaluated. PMID:19887017

  12. Design real-time reversal of tumor multidrug resistance cleverly with shortened carbon nanotubes

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    Full Text Available Pingping Wu,1 Shang Li,2 Haijun Zhang2 1Jiangsu Cancer Hospital, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Oncology, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of ChinaAbstract: Multidrug resistance (MDR in tumors renders many currently available chemotherapeutic drugs ineffective. Research in nanobiotechnology-based therapeutic alternatives has provided innovative and promising strategies to overcome MDR. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the new strategy of a co-loaded reversal agent and chemotherapeutic drug with shortened carbon nanotubes (CNTs would show useful effects on the real-time reversal of tumor MDR. CNTs were cut and purified via ultrasonication and oxidative acid treatment to optimize their length for drug-delivery vehicles, then verapamil (Ver and doxorubicin (Dox were co-loaded on shortened CNTs (denoted as Ver/Dox/shortened CNTs, which acted as a drug delivery system. The multidrug resistant leukemia K562/A02 cells were treated with the denoted Ver/Dox/shortened CNTs. The real-time reversal of tumor MDR were evaluated by flow cytometer, 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assays, acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining, and Western blot analysis. In the same MDR tumor cells the new strategy of a co-loaded reversal agent and chemotherapeutic drug with CNTs could inhibit the function of P-glycoprotein in real-time by Ver as reversal agent, significantly increase the uptake of Dox, enhance the sensitivity of the MDR cancer cells to the chemotherapeutic agent, and induce apoptosis. It was therefore concluded that a co-loaded reversal agent and chemotherapeutic drug with shortened CNTs could have real-time reversal ability of MDR in tumors, which could represent a promising approach in cancer therapy.Keywords: multidrug resistance, carbon nanotubes, drug delivery system, tumor

  13. Salinomycin overcomes ABC transporter-mediated multidrug and apoptosis resistance in human leukemia stem cell-like KG-1a cells

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    Fuchs, Dominik [Research Group Molecular Neuro-Oncology, German Cancer Research Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Institute of Immunology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 305, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Daniel, Volker; Sadeghi, Mahmoud; Opelz, Gerhard [Institute of Immunology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 305, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Naujokat, Cord, E-mail: cord.naujokat@med.uni-heidelberg.de [Institute of Immunology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 305, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2010-04-16

    Leukemia stem cells are known to exhibit multidrug resistance by expression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters which constitute transmembrane proteins capable of exporting a wide variety of chemotherapeutic drugs from the cytosol. We show here that human promyeloblastic leukemia KG-1a cells exposed to the histone deacetylase inhibitor phenylbutyrate resemble many characteristics of leukemia stem cells, including expression of functional ABC transporters such as P-glycoprotein, BCRP and MRP8. Consequently, KG-1a cells display resistance to the induction of apoptosis by various chemotherapeutic drugs. Resistance to apoptosis induction by chemotherapeutic drugs can be reversed by cyclosporine A, which effectively inhibits the activity of P-glycoprotein and BCRP, thus demonstrating ABC transporter-mediated drug resistance in KG-1a cells. However, KG-1a are highly sensitive to apoptosis induction by salinomycin, a polyether ionophore antibiotic that has recently been shown to kill human breast cancer stem cell-like cells and to induce apoptosis in human cancer cells displaying multiple mechanisms of drug and apoptosis resistance. Whereas KG-1a cells can be adapted to proliferate in the presence of apoptosis-inducing concentrations of bortezomib and doxorubicin, salinomycin does not permit long-term adaptation of the cells to apoptosis-inducing concentrations. Thus, salinomycin should be regarded as a novel and effective agent for the elimination of leukemia stem cells and other tumor cells exhibiting ABC transporter-mediated multidrug resistance.

  14. Salinomycin overcomes ABC transporter-mediated multidrug and apoptosis resistance in human leukemia stem cell-like KG-1a cells

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    Leukemia stem cells are known to exhibit multidrug resistance by expression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters which constitute transmembrane proteins capable of exporting a wide variety of chemotherapeutic drugs from the cytosol. We show here that human promyeloblastic leukemia KG-1a cells exposed to the histone deacetylase inhibitor phenylbutyrate resemble many characteristics of leukemia stem cells, including expression of functional ABC transporters such as P-glycoprotein, BCRP and MRP8. Consequently, KG-1a cells display resistance to the induction of apoptosis by various chemotherapeutic drugs. Resistance to apoptosis induction by chemotherapeutic drugs can be reversed by cyclosporine A, which effectively inhibits the activity of P-glycoprotein and BCRP, thus demonstrating ABC transporter-mediated drug resistance in KG-1a cells. However, KG-1a are highly sensitive to apoptosis induction by salinomycin, a polyether ionophore antibiotic that has recently been shown to kill human breast cancer stem cell-like cells and to induce apoptosis in human cancer cells displaying multiple mechanisms of drug and apoptosis resistance. Whereas KG-1a cells can be adapted to proliferate in the presence of apoptosis-inducing concentrations of bortezomib and doxorubicin, salinomycin does not permit long-term adaptation of the cells to apoptosis-inducing concentrations. Thus, salinomycin should be regarded as a novel and effective agent for the elimination of leukemia stem cells and other tumor cells exhibiting ABC transporter-mediated multidrug resistance.

  15. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in pregnancy

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    This is a case report of 26 years old pregnant woman with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB), treated at outpatient department of New Delhi Tuberculosis (NDTB) Centre, India with second line agents. Before presentation at NDTB Centre, she had been treated with first line drugs for approximately one and-a-half-year, including category II re-treatment DOTS regimen under RNTCP. Patient conceived twice during her anti-TB treatment. The first one was during her category II treatment, when put on second line drugs. We describe congenital abnormalities documented in her second child exposed in-utero to second line anti-tubercular drugs with a brief review of treatment of MDR TB in pregnancy. (author)

  16. Nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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    Crudu, V; Merker, M; Lange, C; Noroc, E; Romancenco, E; Chesov, D; Günther, G; Niemann, S

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    Nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) was ascertained by 24-locus mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units-variable number of tandem repeats (MIRU-VNTR) and spoligotyping at four hospitals in the Republic of Moldova, a high MDR-TB burden country. Overall, 5.1% of patients with pan-susceptible TB at baseline were identified with MDR-TB during in-patient treatment. In 75% of cases, the MDR-TB strain was genetically distinct from the non-MDR-TB strain at baseline, suggesting a high rate of nosocomial transmission of MDR-TB. The highest proportion (40.3%) of follow-up MDR-TB isolates was associated with the M. tuberculosis URAL 163-15 strain. PMID:26614195

  17. Multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1) and opioid analgesia in horses Gene de resistência múltipla aos fármacos e analgesia opióide em eqüinos

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    Cláudio Corrêa Natalini; Anderson Fávaro da Cunha; Renata Lehn Linardi

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    Opioid absorption in the intestinal tract as well as its effects in the central nervous system is modulated by the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) encoded in the Multi-drug Resistance gene (MDR1) also named ATP-binding cassete, subfamily B, member 1 (ABCB1). This MDR1 gene acts as a selective pump. The expression of this protein in humans and rodents inhibits cellular uptake of substrate opioids. The presence of the intestinal iso-enzyme CYP3A4 associated with MDR1 gene decreases the opioid analgesic a...

  18. Evaluation of hydro-alcoholic extract of Eclipta alba for its multidrug resistance reversal potential: an in vitro study.

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    Chaudhary, Harshita; Jena, Prasant Kumar; Seshadri, Sriram

    2013-01-01

    The development of multidrug resistance (MDR) causes problems in the chemotherapy of human cancer. The present study was designed to evaluate and establish the role of Eclipta alba as MDR reversal agent using multidrug resistant hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (DR-HepG2). To develop DR-HepG2, hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (HepG2) was transfected with 2-Acetylaminofluorene (AAF) and Aflatoxin B1 (AFB). Cytotoxic effects of the Eclipta alba hydroalcoholic extract (EAE) and standard anti-ancer drug Doxorubicin (DOX) were determined in DR-HepG2 and the parental cells HepG2 using MTT assay. The expression level of MDR1 gene and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) level was analyzed by RT-PCR and western blotting. From the present investigation, it was found that EAE (10 and 20 ?g/ml) could significantly inhibit cell proliferation in DR-HepG2 whereas DOX (0.5 ?g/ml) could not because of enhancement effect of MDR1/P-gp. This study demonstrated for the first time the antiproliferative activities of EAE in multidrug resistant DR-HepG2 cells. The findings revealed that Eclipta alba components are effective inhibitors of MDR1/P-gp. PMID:23859045

  19. Integrated assessment of ivermectin pharmacokinetics, efficacy against resistant Haemonchus contortus and P-glycoprotein expression in lambs treated at three different dosage levels.

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    Alvarez, Luis; Suarez, Gonzalo; Ceballos, Laura; Moreno, Laura; Canton, Candela; Lifschitz, Adrián; Maté, Laura; Ballent, Mariana; Virkel, Guillermo; Lanusse, Carlos

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    The main goals of the current work were: (a) to assess the ivermectin (IVM) systemic exposure and plasma disposition kinetics after its administration at the recommended dose, x5 and x10 doses to lambs, (b) to compare the clinical efficacy of the same IVM dosages in lambs infected with an IVM-resistant isolate of Haemonchus contortus, and (c) to assess the expression of the transporter protein P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in H. contortus recovered at 14 days after administration of the IVM dose regimens. There were two separated trials where IVM was administered either subcutaneously (SC, Experiment I) or intraruminally (IR, Experiment II). Each experiment involved twenty-four (24) lambs artificially infected with a highly resistant H. contortus isolate. Animals were allocated into 4 groups (n=6) and treated with IVM at either 0.2 (IVM x1), 1 (IVM x5) or 2mg/kg (IVM x10). Plasma samples were collected up to 12 days post-treatment and analysed by HPLC. An untreated-control Group was included to assess the comparative anthelmintic efficacy of the different treatments. The level of expression of Pgp in H. contortus specimens obtained from lambs both untreated and IR treated with the different IVM doses was quantified by real time PCR. Parametric and non-parametric tests were used to compare the statistical significance of the results (Pcontortus after the SC treatment were 42% (IVM SC1), 75% (IVM SCx5) and 75% (IVM SCx10). However, the IR IVM treatment reached clinical efficacies ranging from 48% (IVM IRx1) up to 96% (IVM IRx5) and 98% (IVM IRx10). None of the IR IVM treatments increased the expression of P-gp in adult H. contortus at 14 days post-treatment compared to samples collected from the untreated control group. An enhanced parasite exposure of the drug at the abomasum may explain the improved efficacy against this recalcitrant H. contortus isolate observed only after the IR administration at 5- and 10-fold the IVM therapeutic dosage. PMID:25841863

  20. A Multidrug ABC Transporter with a Taste for Salt

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    Velamakanni, S; Lau, CH; Gutmann, DA; Venter, H; Barrera, NP; Seeger, MA; Woebking, B; Matak-Vinkovic, D.; Balakrishnan, L; Y. Yao; U, EC; Shilling, RA; Robinson, CV; Thorn, P; van Veen, HW

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: LmrA is a multidrug ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter from Lactococcus lactis with no known physiological substrate, which can transport a wide range of chemotherapeutic agents and toxins from the cell. The protein can functionally replace the human homologue ABCB1 (also termed multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein MDR1) in lung fibroblast cells. Even though LmrA mediates ATP-dependent transport, it can use the proton-motive force to transport substrates, such as ethidium bromi...

  1. Phorbol esters induce multidrug resistance in human breast cancer cells

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    Mechanisms responsible for broad-based resistance to antitumor drugs derived from natural products (multidrug resistance) are incompletely understood. Agents known to reverse the multidrug-resistant phenotype (verapamil and trifluoperazine) can also inhibit the activity of protein kinase C. When the authors assayed human breast cancer cell lines for protein kinase C activity, they found that enzyme activity was 7-fold higher in the multidrug-resistance cancer cells compared with the control, sensitive parent cells. Exposure of drug-sensitive cells to the phorbol ester phorbol 12,13-dibutyate [P(BtO)2] led to an increase in protein kinase C activity and induced a drug-resistance phenotype, whereas exposure of drug-resistant cells to P(BtO)2 further increased drug resistance. In sensitive cells, this increased resistance was accomplished by a 3.5-fold increased phosphorylation of a 20-kDa particulate protein and a 35-40% decreased intracellular accumulation of doxorubicin and vincristine. P(BtO)2 induced resistance to agents involved in the multidrug-resistant phenotype (doxorubicin and vincristine) but did not affect sensitivity to an unrelated alkylating agent (melphalan). The increased resistance was partially or fully reversible by the calcium channel blocker verapamil and by the calmodulin-antagonist trifluoperazine. These data suggest that stimulation of protein kinase C playus a role in the drug-transport changes in multidrug-resistant cells. This may occur through modulation of an efflux pump by protein phosphorylation

  2. Drug resistance pattern in multidrug resistance pulmonary tuberculosis patients

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    To evaluate the frequency of drug resistance profiles of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) isolates of pulmonary tuberculosis patients, against both the first and the second line drugs. Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: The multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) ward of Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases (OICD), Karachi, from 1996 to 2006. Methodology: Culture proven MDR-TB cases (resistant to both isoniazid and Rifampicin) were retrospectively reviewed. Susceptibility testing was performed at the clinical laboratory of the Aga Khan University. Sensitivity against both first and second line anti-tuberculosis drugs was done. Susceptibility testing was performed using Agar proportion method on enriched middle brook 7H10 medium (BBL) for Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Streptomycin, Ethambutol, Ethionamide, Capreomycin and Ciprofloxacin. Pyrazinamide sensitivity was carried out using the BACTEC 7H12 medium. During the study period MTB H37Rv was used as control. Results: Out of total 577 patients, all were resistant to both Rifampicin and Isoniazid (INH). 56.5% isolates were resistant to all five first line drugs. Resistances against other first line drugs was 76.60% for Pyrazinamide, 73% for Ethambutol and 68.11% for Streptomycin. Five hundred and ten (88%) cases were MDR plus resistant to one more first line drug. Forty (07%) isolates were MDR plus Quinolone-resistant. They were sensitive to Capreomycin but sensitivity against Amikacin and Kanamycin were not tested. Conclusion: There were high resistance rates in MDR-TB to remaining first line and second line drugs. Continuous monitoring of drug resistance pattern especially of MDR isolates and treatment in specialized centers is a crucial need for future TB control in Pakistan. (author)

  3. Bypassing multidrug resistance in human breast cancer cells with lipid/polymer particle assemblies

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Bo Li1, Hui Xu2, Zhen Li1, Mingfei Yao1, Meng Xie1, Haijun Shen1, Song Shen1, Xinshi Wang1, Yi Jin11College of Pharmaceutical sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 2No. 202 Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Shenyang, ChinaBackground: Multidrug resistance (MDR mediated by the overexpression of adenosine triphosphate (ATP-binding cassette (ABC transporters, such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp, remains one of the major obstacles to effective cancer chemotherapy. In this study, lipid/particle assemblies named LipoParticles (LNPs, consisting of a dimethyldidodecylammonium bromide (DMAB-modified poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA nanoparticle core surrounded by a 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC shell, were specially designed for anticancer drugs to bypass MDR in human breast cancer cells that overexpress P-gp.Methods: Doxorubicin (DOX, a chemotherapy drug that is a P-gp substrate, was conjugated to PLGA and encapsulated in the self-assembled LNP structure. Physiochemical properties of the DOX-loaded LNPs were characterized in vitro. Cellular uptake, intracellular accumulation, and cytotoxicity were compared in parental Michigan Cancer Foundation (MCF-7 cells and P-gp-overexpressing, resistant MCF-7/adriamycin (MCF-7/ADR cells.Results: This study found that the DOX formulated in LNPs showed a significantly increased accumulation in the nuclei of drug-resistant cells relative to the free drug, indicating that LNPs could alter intracellular traffic and bypass drug efflux. The cytotoxicity of DOX loaded-LNPs had a 30-fold lower half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50 value than free DOX in MCF-7/ADR, measured by the colorimetric cell viability (MTT assay, correlated with the strong nuclear retention of the drug.Conclusion: The results show that this core-shell lipid/particle structure could be a promising strategy to bypass MDR.Keywords: chemotherapy, drug delivery, polymeric nanoparticles, multidrug resistance

  4. [Relationship between the induction of MDR1, a multidrug resistance gene in tumor cells, and apoptosis].

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    Ktitorova, O V; Kakpakova, E C; Vinogradova, M M; Il'ina, E N; Govorun, V M; Zabotina, T N; Stavrovskaia, A A; Shtil', A A

    2001-01-01

    Gene MDR1 coding for P-glycoprotein belongs to a group of genes responsible for cell defense. Overexpression of this gene determines the resistance of tumor cells to a series of chemotherapeutic drugs known as multidrug resistance. Many chemotherapeuticals induce both apoptosis and transcriptional activity of the MDR1 gene in tumor cells. It is not known, however, how these two processes are associated with each other. In order to elucidate a possible link between them, we have studied the sphyngomyelinic pathway of signal transduction. This pathway is activated in response to various stress factors and includes the hydrolysis of sphyngomyelin of cytoplasmic membrane resulting in an accumulation of intracellular ceramide, which activates cascades of enzymatic reactions leading to various cell responses, including apoptosis. C2 ceramide (N-acetyl-D-sphyngosine) and cytosar (1 beta-D-arabinosylcytosine, or ara C) were used to induce the sphyngomyelinic pathway. Their effects on human hemoblastosis cell lines (K562 and H9 cell lines) were examined. C2 ceramide and ara C induced apoptosis in both cell lines over an 18-h incubation. C2 ceramide also induced an increase in the expression of the gene MDR1 in both cell lines, while ara C increased the activity of the gene MDR1 only in H9 cells. The results obtained provide evidence for the contribution of ceramide-mediated signal pathway to the control of MDR1 activity. PMID:11573427

  5. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.

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    Seung, Kwonjune J; Keshavjee, Salmaan; Rich, Michael L

    2015-09-01

    The continuing spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most urgent and difficult challenges facing global TB control. Patients who are infected with strains resistant to isoniazid and rifampicin, called multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB, are practically incurable by standard first-line treatment. In 2012, there were approximately 450,000 new cases and 170,000 deaths because of MDR-TB. Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB refers to MDR-TB strains that are resistant to fluoroquinolones and second-line injectable drugs. The main causes of the spread of resistant TB are weak medical systems, amplification of resistance patterns through incorrect treatment, and transmission in communities and facilities. Although patients harboring MDR and XDR strains present a formidable challenge for treatment, cure is often possible with early identification of resistance and use of a properly designed regimen. Community-based programs can improve treatment outcomes by allowing patients to be treated in their homes and addressing socioeconomic barriers to adherence. PMID:25918181

  6. Using 99Tcm-MIBI to evaluate tumor multidrug resistance and monitor the reversing of chemosensitizer

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    Objective: To study the correlation between uptake of 99Tcm-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) and multidrug-resistant P-glycoprotein (gp), and to evaluate the effect of chemosensitizer. Methods: Tumor bearing mice model was established by implanting human cancer cell line MCF-7/Adr, the model mice were randomized into two groups: chemosensitizer verapamil group and control group. Before and after giving verapamil, 99Tcm-MIBI imaging was performed at 15, 60, 90, 120 min, respectively. Mice of the control group were sacrificed after the pre-verapamil imaging, and mice of the verapamil group were sacrificed after the post-verapamil imaging to get %ID/g of tumor and major organs. The level of P-gp was measured with immunocytochemical assay and mRNA of mdr1 gene determined with RT-PCR was obtained simultaneously. Results: After giving verapamil the TPN ratio of tumor increased significantly except on 120 min imaging. 99Tcm-MIBI uptake difference between the verapamil group and control group was obvious (P=0.045, 0.015, 0.042, respectively). The expression of mdr1 mRNA decreased significantly after verapamil reversing (t=4.873, P=0.008). The level of P-gp declined from 0.1038 ± 0.0078 to 0.0096 ± 0.0059 (t=3.579, P=0.023). The 99Tcm-MIBI uptake of tumor, liver and kidney rose obviously after reversing, %ID/g increments were 106.83%, 40.35%, 166.07%, respectively whereas it was slightly declined, -12.82%, in heart. Conclusion: 99Tcm-MIBI imaging may evaluate multidrug resistance (MDR) mediated by P-gp and be used to monitor the reversing effect of chemosensitizer in P-gp positive tumors

  7. Development of Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis during Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

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    Shin, Sonya S.; Keshavjee, Salmaan; Gelmanova, Irina Y.; Atwood, Sidney; Franke, Molly F; Mishustin, Sergey P; Strelis, Aivar K.; Andreev, Yevgeny G.; Pasechnikov, Alexander D.; Barnashov, Alexander; Tonkel, Tamara P.; Cohen, Ted

    2010-01-01

    Rationale: Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) may arise in individuals on treatment for multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. Preventing this amplification of resistance will likely improve clinical outcomes and delay the secondary spread of XDR-TB.

  8. Mammalian multidrug-resistance proteins (MRPs).

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    Slot, Andrew J; Molinski, Steven V; Cole, Susan P C

    2011-09-01

    Subfamily C of the human ABC (ATP-binding cassette) superfamily contains nine proteins that are often referred to as the MRPs (multidrug-resistance proteins). The 'short' MRP/ABCC transporters (MRP4, MRP5, MRP8 and ABCC12) have a typical ABC structure with four domains comprising two membrane-spanning domains (MSD1 and MSD2) each followed by a nucleotide-binding domain (NBD1 and NBD2). The 'long' MRP/ABCCs (MRP1, MRP2, MRP3, ABCC6 and MRP7) have five domains with the extra domain, MSD0, at the N-terminus. The proteins encoded by the ABCC6 and ABCC12 genes are not known to transport drugs and are therefore referred to as ABCC6 and ABCC12 (rather than MRP6 and MRP9) respectively. A large number of molecules are transported across the plasma membrane by the MRPs. Many are organic anions derived from exogenous sources such as conjugated drug metabolites. Others are endogenous metabolites such as the cysteinyl leukotrienes and prostaglandins which have important signalling functions in the cell. Some MRPs share a degree of overlap in substrate specificity (at least in vitro), but differences in transport kinetics are often substantial. In some cases, the in vivo substrates for some MRPs have been discovered aided by studies in gene-knockout mice. However, the molecules that are transported in vivo by others, including MRP5, MRP7, ABCC6 and ABCC12, still remain unknown. Important differences in the tissue distribution of the MRPs and their membrane localization (apical in contrast with basolateral) in polarized cells also exist. Together, these differences are responsible for the unique pharmacological and physiological functions of each of the nine ABCC transporters known as the MRPs. PMID:21967058

  9. Multi-drug resistance 1 genetic polymorphism and prediction of chemotherapy response in Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The human multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1, which encodes the major trans-membrane transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp, was found to be associated with susceptibility to cancer and response to chemotherapy. The C3435T Polymorphism of MDR1 gene was correlated with expression levels and functions of P-gp. Here, we studied the association between MDR1 C3435T polymorphism and susceptibility to Hodgkin lymphoma (HL and patient's response to ABVD chemotherapy regimen. Methods a total of 130 paraffin embedded tissue samples collected from HL patients were analyzed to identify the C3435T polymorphism. As a control group, 120 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study. The C3435T Polymorphism was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP method. Data analysis was carried out using the statistical package SPSS version 17 to compute all descriptive statistics. Chi-square and Fisher exact tests were used to evaluate the genotype distribution and allele frequencies of the studied polymorphism. Results these studies revealed that the frequency of T allele was significantly higher in HL patients compared to the controls (P 0.05. Conclusions these results suggest that MDR1 C3435T polymorphism might play a role in HL occurrence; however this polymorphism is not correlated with the clinical response to ABVD.

  10. In vivo evaluation of Eclipta alba extract as anticancer and multidrug resistance reversal agent.

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    Chaudhary, Harshita; Jena, Prasant Kumar; Seshadri, Sriram

    2014-01-01

    The present study investigates the anticancer and multidrug resistance (MDR) reversal potential of hydro-alcoholic Eclipta alba extract (EAE) through in vivo experiments. Diethylnitrosamine (DEN) and 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) were used for liver cancer induction in animal model, whereas for MDR induction, AAF was used. The level of antioxidant enzymes was studied in serum along with biochemical parameters. Cancer and MDR-induced liver cells have higher levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and, in turn, are responsible for the maintenance of the cancer phenotype. Treatment with EAE declines the ROS level and revealed the ROS scavenging properties. Alfa feto protein levels were found to increase significantly in cancer-induced animals confirming induction and progression of liver cancer, EAE treatment was found to bring back the altered levels within normal range indicating the therapeutic effect of plant extract over liver cancer. Zymogram showed the inhibition of MMPs and RT-PCR analysis revealed that the mRNA expression of nuclear factor-kB was markedly decreased upon EAE treatment. Further, our results showed that EAE could significantly inhibit mdr1 gene encode P-glycoprotein expression. Our data suggest that EAE is a novel anticancer and potent MDR reversal agent and may be a potential adjunctive agent for tumor chemotherapy. PMID:24896195

  11. Modulation of multidrug resistance 1 expression and function in retinoblastoma cells by curcumin

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    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the possible interaction of curcumin with P-glycoprotein (P-gp expression and function by in vitro and in silico studies. Materials and Methods: In this study, curcumin was compared for its potential to modulate the expression and function of P-gp in Y79 RB cells by western blot, RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and functional assay. Further, in silico molecular modeling and docking simulations were performed to deduce the inhibitory binding mode of curcumin. Results: Western blot and RT-PCR analysis decreased the expression of P-gp in a dose-dependent manner. The effect of curcumin on P-gp function was demonstrated by Rhodamine 123 (Rh123 accumulation and efflux study. Curcumin increased the accumulation of Rh123 and decreased its efflux in retinoblastoma (RB cells. In addition, curcumin inhibited verapamil stimulated ATPase activity and photoaffinity labeling study showed no effect on the binding of 8-azido-ATP-biotin, indicating its interaction at the substrate binding site. Moreover, molecular docking studies concurrently infer the binding of curcumin into the substrate binding site of P-gp with a binding energy of -7.66 kcal/mol. Conclusion: These findings indicate that curcumin suppresses the MDR1 expression and function, and therefore may be useful as modulators of multidrug resistance in RB tumor.

  12. Elevated STAT3 Signaling-Mediated Upregulation of MMP-2/9 Confers Enhanced Invasion Ability in Multidrug-Resistant Breast Cancer Cells.

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    Zhang, Fei; Wang, Zhiyong; Fan, Yanling; Xu, Qiao; Ji, Wei; Tian, Ran; Niu, Ruifang

    2015-01-01

    The development of multidrug resistance greatly impedes effective cancer therapy. Recent advances in cancer research have demonstrated that acquisition of multidrug resistance by cancer cells is usually accompanied by enhanced cell invasiveness. Several lines of evidence indicated that cross activation of other signaling pathways during development of drug resistance may increase invasive potential of multidrug-resistant (MDR) cancer cells. However, the accurate mechanism of this process is largely undefined. In this study, to better understand the associated molecular pathways responsible for cancer progression induced by drug resistance, a MDR human breast cancer cell line SK-BR-3/EPR with P-glycoprotein overexpression was established using stepwise long-term exposure to increasing concentration of epirubicin. The SK-BR-3/EPR cell line exhibited decreased cell proliferative activity, but enhanced cell invasive capacity. We showed that the expression of metastasis-related matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2/9 was elevated in SK-BR-3/EPR cells. Moreover, SK-BR-3/EPR cells showed elevated activation of STAT3. Activation of STAT3 signaling is responsible for enhanced invasiveness of SK-BR-3/EPR cells through upregulation of MMP-2/9. STAT3 is a well-known oncogene and is frequently implicated in tumorigenesis and chemotherapeutic resistance. Our findings augment insight into the mechanism underlying the functional association between MDR and cancer invasiveness. PMID:26501276

  13. Elevated STAT3 Signaling-Mediated Upregulation of MMP-2/9 Confers Enhanced Invasion Ability in Multidrug-Resistant Breast Cancer Cells

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    Full Text Available The development of multidrug resistance greatly impedes effective cancer therapy. Recent advances in cancer research have demonstrated that acquisition of multidrug resistance by cancer cells is usually accompanied by enhanced cell invasiveness. Several lines of evidence indicated that cross activation of other signaling pathways during development of drug resistance may increase invasive potential of multidrug-resistant (MDR cancer cells. However, the accurate mechanism of this process is largely undefined. In this study, to better understand the associated molecular pathways responsible for cancer progression induced by drug resistance, a MDR human breast cancer cell line SK-BR-3/EPR with P-glycoprotein overexpression was established using stepwise long-term exposure to increasing concentration of epirubicin. The SK-BR-3/EPR cell line exhibited decreased cell proliferative activity, but enhanced cell invasive capacity. We showed that the expression of metastasis-related matrix metalloproteinase (MMP-2/9 was elevated in SK-BR-3/EPR cells. Moreover, SK-BR-3/EPR cells showed elevated activation of STAT3. Activation of STAT3 signaling is responsible for enhanced invasiveness of SK-BR-3/EPR cells through upregulation of MMP-2/9. STAT3 is a well-known oncogene and is frequently implicated in tumorigenesis and chemotherapeutic resistance. Our findings augment insight into the mechanism underlying the functional association between MDR and cancer invasiveness.

  14. Multidrug resistant to extensively drug resistant tuberculosis: What is next?

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    Amita Jain; Pratima Dixit

    2008-11-01

    Drug resistant tuberculosis is a man made problem. While tuberculosis is hundred percent curable, multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is difficult to treat. Inadequate and incomplete treatment and poor treatment adherence has led to a newer form of drug resistance known as extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). XDR-TB is defined as tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain, which is resistant to at least rifampicin and isoniazid among the first line anti tubercular drugs (MDR-TB) in addition to resistance to any fluroquinolones and at least one of three injectable second line anti tubercular drugs i.e. amikacin, kanamycin and/or capreomycin. Mismanagement of tuberculosis paves the way to drug resistant tuberculosis. Emergence of XDR-TB is reported world wide. Reported prevalence rates of XDR-TB of total MDR cases are; 6.6% overall worldwide, 6.5% in industrialized countries, 13.6% in Russia and Eastern Europe, 1.5% in Asia, 0.6% in Africa and Middle East and 15.4% in Republic of Korea. Better management and control of tuberculosis specially drug resistant TB by experienced and qualified doctors, access to standard microbiology laboratory, co-morbitidy of HIV and tuberculosis, new anti-TB drug regimens, better diagnostic tests, international standards for second line drugs (SLD)-susceptibility testing, invention of newer anti-tubercular molecules and vaccines and knowing the real magnitude of XDR-TB are some of the important issues to be addressed for effective prevention and management of XDR-TB.

  15. Expression and localization of human multidrug resistance protein (ABCC) family members in pancreatic carcinoma.

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    König, Jörg; Hartel, Mark; Nies, Anne T; Martignoni, Marc E; Guo, Junchao; Büchler, Markus W; Friess, Helmut; Keppler, Dietrich

    2005-06-20

    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is among the top 10 causes of death from cancer in industrialized countries. In comparison with other gastrointestinal malignancies, pancreatic cancer is one of the tumors most resistant to chemotherapy. An important mechanism of tumor multidrug resistance is increased drug efflux mediated by several transporters of the ABC superfamily. Especially BCRP (ABCG2), MDR1 P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) and members of the MRP (ABCC) family are important in mediating drug resistance. The MRP family consists of 9 members (MRP1-MRP9) with MRP1-MRP6 being best characterized with respect to protein localization and substrate selectivity. Here, we quantified the mRNA expression of BCRP and of all MRP family members in normal human pancreas and pancreatic carcinoma and analyzed the mRNA level of the transporters most abundantly expressed in pancreatic tissue, BCRP, MRP1, MRP3, MRP4 and MRP5, in 37 tissue samples. In addition, we determined the localization of the 4 MRP proteins in normal human pancreas and in pancreatic carcinoma. The expression of BCRP, MRP1 and MRP4 mRNA did not correlate with tumor stage or grading. On the other hand, the expression of MRP3 mRNA was upregulated in pancreatic carcinoma samples and was correlated with tumor grading. The MRP5 mRNA level was significantly higher in pancreatic carcinoma tissue compared to normal pancreatic tissue. These data suggest that MRP3 and MRP5 are involved in drug resistance of pancreatic tumors and that quantitative analysis of their expression may contribute to predict the benefit of chemotherapy in patients with pancreatic cancer. PMID:15688370

  16. Presence of Multidrug Resistant Enteric Bacteria in Dairy Farm Topsoil

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    Burgos, J. M.; Ellington, B. A.; Varela, M F

    2005-01-01

    In addition to human and veterinary medicine, antibiotics are extensively used in agricultural settings, such as for treatment of infections, growth enhancement and prophylaxis in food animals, leading to selection of drug and multidrug resistant bacteria. In order to help circumvent the problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance, it is first necessary to understand the scope of the problem. However, is it not fully understood how widespread antibiotic resistant bacteria are in agricultural s...

  17. Isolation of multidrug-resistant Salmonella in Singapore.

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    Phoon, Yee Wei; Chan, Yuen Yue Candice; Koh, Tze Hsien

    2015-08-01

    Multidrug-resistant Salmonella is a well-recognised problem worldwide, especially in developing countries such as India, where non-typhoidal Salmonella infections and enteric fever are endemic. Antimicrobial resistance, particularly to fluoroquinolones, is common and leads to the frequent use of alternative agents, such as azithromycin. We herein describe the first reported case of azithromycin-resistant Salmonella gastroenteritis in a Singaporean patient. PMID:26311915

  18. Resistance to the macrocyclic lactone moxidectin is mediated in part by membrane transporter P-glycoproteins: Implications for control of drug resistant parasitic nematodes

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    Bygarski, Elizabeth E.; Prichard, Roger K.; Ardelli, Bernadette F.

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    •C. elegans may regulate the response to moxidectin by overexpression of PGP.•PGP inhibitors caused changes in phenotype in both drug sensitive and IVM-R strains.•Multiple avenues for MOX action exist that may include receptors other than GluCls.•Protecting C. elegans against MOX involves complex mechanisms and depends in part on PGP-6.•The observed differences in expression of resistance to IVM and MOX may involve PGP.

  19. HIF-1 activation induces doxorubicin resistance in MCF7 3-D spheroids via P-glycoprotein expression: a potential model of the chemo-resistance of invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast

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    Invasive micropapillary carcinoma (IMPC) of the breast is a distinct and aggressive variant of luminal type B breast cancer that does not respond to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. It is characterized by small pseudopapillary clusters of cancer cells with inverted cell polarity. To investigate whether hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) activation may be related to the drug resistance described in this tumor, we used MCF7 cancer cells cultured as 3-D spheroids, which morphologically simulate IMPC cell clusters. HIF-1 activation was measured by EMSA and ELISA in MCF7 3-D spheroids and MCF7 monolayers. Binding of HIF-1? to MDR-1 gene promoter and modulation of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) expression was evaluated by ChIP assay and FACS analysis, respectively. Intracellular doxorubicin retention was measured by spectrofluorimetric assay and drug cytotoxicity by annexin V-FITC measurement and caspase activity assay. In MCF7 3-D spheroids HIF-1 was activated and recruited to participate to the transcriptional activity of MDR-1 gene, coding for Pgp. In addition, Pgp expression on the surface of cells obtained from 3-D spheroids was increased. MCF7 3-D spheroids accumulate less doxorubicin and are less sensitive to its cytotoxic effects than MCF7 cells cultured as monolayer. Finally, HIF-1? inhibition either by incubating cells with 3-(5'-hydroxymethyl-2'-furyl)-1-benzylindazole (a widely used HIF-1? inhibitor) or by transfecting cells with specific siRNA for HIF-1? significantly decreased the expression of Pgp on the surface of cells and increased the intracellular doxorubicin accumulation in MCF7 3-D spheroids. MCF7 breast cancer cells cultured as 3-D spheroids are resistant to doxorubicin and this resistance is associated with an increased Pgp expression in the plasma membrane via activation of HIF-1. The same mechanism may be suggested for IMPC drug resistance

  20. Overcoming cellular multidrug resistance using classical nanomedicine formulations.

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    Kunjachan, S.; Blauz, A.; Möckel, D.; Theek, B.; Kiessling, F.; Etrych, Tomáš; Ulbrich, K.; van Bloois, L.; Storm, G.; Bartosz, G.; Rychlik, B.; Lammers, T.

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    Ro?. 45, ?. 4 (2012), s. 421-428. ISSN 0928-0987 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R IAA400500806 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40500505 Keywords : cancer * nanomedicine * multidrug resistance Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry Impact factor: 2.987, year: 2012

  1. Brain Abscess Associated with Multidrug-Resistant Capnocytophaga ochracea Infection?

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    Wang, Hua-Kung; Chen, Yee-Chun; Teng, Lee-Jene; Hung, Chien-Ching; Chen, Mei-Lin; Du, Shin-Hei; Pan, Hui-Ju; Hsueh, Po-Ren; Chang, Shan-Chwen

    2006-01-01

    Brain abscesses are occasionally associated with a dental source of infection. An unusual case of frontal lobe abscess in a nonimmunocompromised child infected with multidrug-resistant Capnocytophaga ochracea is described and confirms the pathogenic potential of this organism to cause human disease in the central nervous system.

  2. FG020326 Sensitized Multidrug Resistant Cancer Cells to Docetaxel-Mediated Apoptosis via Enhancement of Caspases Activation

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    Li-Wu Fu

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Apoptotic resistance is the main obstacle for treating cancer patients with chemotherapeutic drugs. Multidrug resistance (MDR is often characterized by the expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp, a 170-KD ATP-dependent drug efflux protein. Functional P-gp can confer resistance to activate caspase-8 and -3 dependent apoptosis induced by a range of different stimuli, including tumor necrosis and chemotherapeutic drugs such as docetaxel and vincristine. We demonstrated here that comparison of sensitive KB cells, P-gp positive (P-gp+ve KBv200 cells were extremely resistant to apoptosis induced by docetaxel. FG020326, a pharmacological inhibitor of P-gp function, could enhance concentration-dependently the effect of docetaxel on cell apoptosis and sensitize caspase-8, -9 and -3 activation in P-gp overexpressing KBv200 cells, but not in KB cells. Therefore, the enhancement of caspase-8, -9 and -3 activation induced by docetaxel may be one of the key mechanisms of the reversal of P-gp mediated docetaxel resistance by FG020326.

  3. Detection of Glycomic Alterations Induced by Overexpression of P-Glycoprotein on the Surfaces of L1210 Cells Using Sialic Acid Binding Lectins

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    Albert Breier; Zdena Sulova; Mario Seres; Danica Mislovicova; Lucia Messingerová; Tatiana Bubencíkova; Dana Cholujová

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    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) overexpression is the most frequently observed cause of multidrug resistance in neoplastic cells. In our experiments, P-gp was expressed in L1210 mice leukemia cells (S cells) by selection with vincristine (R cells) or transfection with the gene encoding human P-gp (T cells). Remodeling of cell surface sugars is associated with P-gp expression in L1210 cells as a secondary cellular response. In this study, we monitored the alteration of cell surface saccharides by Sambuc...

  4. Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of (S)-valine thiazole-derived cyclic and non-cyclic peptidomimetic oligomers as modulators of human P-glycoprotein (ABCB1)

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    Singh, Satyakam; Prasad, Nagarajan Rajendra; Kapoor, Khyati; Chufan, Eduardo E.; Patel, Bhargav A.; Ambudkar, Suresh V; Talele, Tanaji T

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) caused by ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) through extrusion of anticancer drugs from the cells is a major cause of failure to cancer chemotherapy. Previously, selenazole containing cyclic peptides were reported as P-gp inhibitors and these were also used for co-crystallization with mouse P-gp, which has 87% homology to human P-gp. It has been reported that human P-gp, can simultaneously accommodate 2-3 moderate size molecules at the drug...

  5. Heteroresistance to Colistin in Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

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    Li, Jian; Rayner, Craig R.; Nation, Roger L; Owen, Roxanne J.; Spelman, Denis; Tan, Kar Eng; Liolios, Lisa

    2006-01-01

    Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as a significant clinical problem worldwide and colistin is being used increasingly as “salvage” therapy. MICs of colistin against A. baumannii indicate its significant activity. However, resistance to colistin in A. baumannii has been reported recently. Clonotypes of 16 clinical A. baumannii isolates and ATCC 19606 were determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and colistin MICs were measured. The time-kill kinetics of coli...

  6. Chemosensitization of a multidrug-resistant Leishmania tropica line by new sesquiterpenes from Maytenus magellanica and Maytenus chubutensis.

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    Kennedy, M L; Cortés-Selva, F; Pérez-Victoria, J M; Jiménez, I A; González, A G; Muñoz, O M; Gamarro, F; Castanys, S; Ravelo, A G

    2001-12-20

    Parasite resistance to drugs has emerged as a major problem in current medicine, and therefore, there is great clinical interest in developing compounds that overcome these resistances. In an intensive study of South American medicinal plants, herein we report the isolation, structure elucidation, and biological activity of dihydro-beta-agarofuran sesquiterpenes from the roots of Maytenus magellanica (1-14) and M. chubutensis (14-17). This type of natural products may be considered as privileged structures. The structures of 10 new compounds, 1, 3, 6-9, and12-15, were determined by means of (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopic studies, including homonuclear (COSY and ROESY) and heteronuclear correlation experiments (HMQC and HMBC). The absolute configurations of eight hetero- and homochromophoric compounds, 1, 3,6-9, 12, and 13, were determined by means of CD studies. Fourteen compounds, 1-3 and 6-16, have been tested on a multidrug-resistant Leishmania tropica line overexpressing a P-glycoprotein-like transporter to determine their ability to revert the resistance phenotype and to modulate intracellular drug accumulation. From this series, 1, 2, 3, 14, and 15 showed potent activity, 1 being the most active compound. The structure-activity relationships of the different compounds are discussed. PMID:11741484

  7. Effect of multidrug resistance modulators on the activity of ivermectin and moxidectin against selected strains of Haemonchus contortus infective larvae

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    Molento Marcelo B.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Nematode parasites have shown resistance to the anthelmintics, ivermectin and moxidectin, and there is evidence that the over-expression of parasite P-glycoprotein (P-gp may account, at least in part, for resistance to ivermectin. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the multidrug resistance (MDR modulators, verapamil, CL 347.099 (an analog of verapamil and cyclosporin A, would enhance the efficacy of ivermectin and moxidectin against selected strains of Haemonchus contortus using an in vitro larval migration assay. The modulators had no effects on the number of migrating larvae when used alone. Ivermectin and moxidectin showed a significant (P<0.05 increase in its efficacy by 52.8 and 58.5% respectively, when used in association with verapamil against a moxidectin-selected strain. CL 347,099 also increased significantly (P<0.05 the ivermectin and moxidectin efficacy by 24.2 and 40.0% respectively, against an ivermectin-selected strain and by 40.0 and 75.6% respectively, against an moxidectin-selected strain. At the concentrations tested cyclosporin A showed a variable effect on increasing the efficacy of the anthelmintics against the susceptible and resistant strains.

  8. Redundancy of biological regulation as the basis of emergence of multidrug resistance.

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    Shtil, Alexander A; Azare, Janeen

    2005-01-01

    Active efflux of xenobiotics is a major mechanism of cell adaptation to environmental stress. The ATP-dependent transmembrane transporter P-glycoprotein (Pgp) confers long-term cell survival in the presence of different toxins, including anticancer drugs (this concept is referred to as multidrug resistance, or MDR). The vital importance of this mechanism for cell survival dictates the reliability and promptness of its acquisition. To fulfill this requirement, the MDR1 gene that encodes Pgp in humans must be readily upregulated in cells that express low to null levels of MDR1 mRNA prior to stress. The MDR1 gene and a stable MDR phenotype can be induced after short-term exposure of cells to a variety of cues. This effect is implemented by activation of MDR1 transcription and mRNA stabilization. The MDR1 message abundance is regulated by mechanisms generally involved in stress response, namely activation of phospholipase C, protein kinase C and mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades, mobilization of intracellular Ca2+, and nuclear factor kappa B activation. Furthermore, the proximal MDR1 promoter sites critical for induction are not unique for the MDR1 gene; they are common regulatory elements in eukaryotic promoters. Moreover, MDR1 induction can result from activation of (an) intermediate gene(s) whose product(s), in turn, directly activate(s) the MDR1 promoter and/or cause(s) mRNA stabilization. Redundancy of signal transduction and transcriptional mechanisms is the basis for the virtually ubiquitous inducibility of the MDR1 gene. Thus, the complex network of MDR1 regulation ensures rapid emergence of pleiotropic resistance in cells. PMID:16164965

  9. Fallopia japonica, a Natural Modulator, Can Overcome Multidrug Resistance in Cancer Cells.

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    Eid, Safaa Yehia; El-Readi, Mahmoud Zaki; Ashour, Mohamed Lotfy; Wink, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Resistance of cancer cells to chemotherapy is controlled by the decrease of intracellular drug accumulation, increase of detoxification, and diminished propensity of cancer cells to undergo apoptosis. ATP-binding cassette (ABC) membrane transporters with intracellular metabolic enzymes contribute to the complex and unresolved phenomenon of multidrug resistance (MDR). Natural products as alternative medicine have great potential to discover new MDR inhibitors with diverse modes of action. In this study, we characterized several extracts of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) plants (N = 16) for their interaction with ABC transporters, cytochrome P3A4 (CYP3A4), and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) activities and their cytotoxic effect on different cancer cell lines. Fallopia japonica (FJ) (Polygonaceae) shows potent inhibitory effect on CYP3A4 P-glycoprotein activity about 1.8-fold when compared to verapamil as positive control. FJ shows significant inhibitory effect (39.81%) compared with the known inhibitor ketoconazole and 100??g/mL inhibited GST activity to 14??mol/min/mL. FJ shows moderate cytotoxicity in human Caco-2, HepG-2, and HeLa cell lines; IC50 values were 630.98, 198.80, and 317.37?µg/mL, respectively. LC-ESI-MS were used to identify and quantify the most abundant compounds, emodin, polydatin, and resveratrol, in the most active extract of FJ. Here, we present the prospect of using Fallopia japonica as natural products to modulate the function of ABC drug transporters. We are conducting future study to evaluate the ability of the major active secondary metabolites of Fallopia japonica to modulate MDR and their impact in case of failure of chemotherapy. PMID:26346937

  10. The homodimeric ATP-binding cassette transporter LmrA mediates multidrug transport by an alternating two-site (two-cylinder engine) mechanism

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    Van Veen, Hendrik W.; Margolles, Abelardo; Müller, Michael; Higgins, Christopher F.; Wil N. Konings

    2000-01-01

    The bacterial LmrA protein and the mammalian multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein are closely related ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters that confer multidrug resistance on cells by mediating the extrusion of drugs at the expense of ATP hydrolysis. The mechanisms by which transport is mediated, and by which ATP hydrolysis is coupled to drug transport, are not known. Based on equilibrium binding experiments, photoaffinity labeling and drug transport assays, we conclude that homodimeric Lmr...

  11. Effect of methylglyoxal on multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    KunihikoNishino

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Honey has a complex chemistry, and its broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity varies with floral source, climate, and harvesting conditions. Methylglyoxal was identified as the dominant antibacterial component of manuka honey. Although it has been known that methylglyoxal has antibacterial activity against gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, there is not much information describing its activity against gram-negative bacteria. In this study, we report the effect of methylglyoxal against multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP using 53 clinically isolated strains. We also assessed the effect of deleting the five multidrug efflux systems in P. aeruginosa, as well as the efflux systems in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, on MICs of methylglyoxal. Our results indicate that methylglyoxal inhibits the growth of MDRP at concentrations of 128–512 µg/ml (1.7–7.1 mM and is not recognized by drug efflux systems.

  12. P-GLYCOPROTEIN QUANTITATION IN ACUTE LEUKEMIA

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    A.A. Pourfathollali

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Multi drug resistance(MDR is a major problem in the treatment of cancer and hemalological malignancies. This resistance is multi factorial and is the result of decreased intra cellular drug accumulation. This is partly due to the presence of a 170KD intra membranous protein termed P-glycoprotein(P-gp that is an energy-dependent efflux pump which has increased expression on drug-resistance cells. In this study we identified the presence of P-gp by staining with Fluorescent Iso Thio Cyanate (FITC conjugated anti P-gp in acute leukemia patients and flow cytometry in addition to performing immunophenotype analysis and French, American British (FAB classification. Results revealed that one fifth of leuke¬mic patients expressed P-gp and this phenotype was more prevalent in Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia(AUL and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML than in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia(ALL. Other findings showed a logical rela¬tionship between this phenotype and age groups. There was not any association between P-gp+ phenotype and FAB and Immunophenotyping sub classification, but there was a linear relationship between CD34 and CD7 expression and P-gp+ phenotype. The accumulation of P-gp molecule that was stated as Mean Fluores¬cence Intensity (MFI on the blasts1 membrane of AUL and AML patients showed marked increase in comparison to ALL. Furthermore MFI in P-gp+ relapsed patients was much more than P-gp+ pretreatment patients.

  13. Heterocyclic cyclohexanone monocarbonyl analogs of curcumin can inhibit the activity of ATP-binding cassette transporters in cancer multidrug resistance.

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    Revalde, Jezrael L; Li, Yan; Hawkins, Bill C; Rosengren, Rhonda J; Paxton, James W

    2015-02-01

    Curcumin (CUR) is a phytochemical that inhibits the xenobiotic ABC efflux transporters implicated in cancer multidrug resistance (MDR), such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) and multidrug resistance-associated proteins 1 and 5 (MRP1 and MRP5). The use of CUR in the clinic however, is complicated by its instability and poor pharmacokinetic profile. Monocarbonyl analogs of CUR (MACs) are compounds without CUR's unstable ?-diketone moiety and were reported to have improved stability and in vivo disposition. Whether the MACs can be used as MDR reversal agents is less clear, as the absence of a ?-diketone may negatively impact transporter inhibition. In this study, we investigated 23 heterocyclic cyclohexanone MACs for inhibitory effects against P-gp, BCRP, MRP1 and MRP5. Using flow cytometry and resistance reversal assays, we found that many of these compounds inhibited the transport activity of the ABC transporters investigated, often with much greater potency than CUR. Overall the analogs were most effective at inhibiting BCRP and we identified three compounds, A12 (2,6-bis((E)-2,5-dimethoxy-benzylidene)cyclohexanone), A13 (2,6-bis((E)-4-hydroxyl-3-methoxybenzylidene)-cyclohexanone) and B11 (3,5-bis((E)-2-fluoro-4,5-dimethoxybenzylidene)-1-methylpiperidin-4-one), as the most promising BCRP inhibitors. These compounds inhibited BCRP activity in a non-cell line, non-substrate-specific manner. Their inhibition occurred by direct transporter interaction rather than modulating protein or cell surface expression. From these results, we concluded that MACs, such as the heterocyclic cyclohexanone analogs in this study, also have potential as MDR reversal agents and may be superior alternatives to the unstable parent compound, CUR. PMID:25543853

  14. Paediatric Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis with HIV Coinfection: A Case Report

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    Nwokeukwu, Huldah I.; Paulinus N. Okafor; Onuka Okorie; Ukpabi, Ihuoma K.

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    Background. Tuberculosis is a major public health problem, and its control has been facing a lot of challenges with emergence of HIV. The occurrence of multidrug-resistant strain has also propounded the problem especially in children where diagnosis is difficult to make. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is in vitro resistant to isoniazid (H) and rifampicin (R). Paediatric multi-drug resistant tuberculosis with HIV coinfection is rare, and there is no documented report from Nigeria. O...

  15. Using 99Tcm-MIBI to evaluate tumor multidrug resistance and monitor the reversring of chemosensitizer

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    Objective: To study the correlation between, uptake of 99Tcm-MIBI and multidrug-resistant P-glycoprotein and evaluate the effect of chemosensitizer. Methods: Tumor bearing mice models were established by inplanting human cancer cell line MCF-7/Adr, the mice were randomized into two groups: chemosensitizer verapamil group and control. Before and after giving verapamil, 99Tcm-MIBI scintigraphy were performed at 15 min, 60 min, 90 min, 120 min, respectively. Mice Were sacrificed after scintigraphy to get %ID/g of tumor and major organs. The level of P-gp were measured with immunocytochemical assay and mRNA of mdrl gene determined with RT-PCR were obtained simultaneously. Results: After giving verapamil the T/N ratio of tumor increased significantly except 120 min scintigraphy.The 99Tcm-MIBI uptake difference between the verapamil group and controls was obvious (P value were 0.045, 0.015, 0.042, respectively ). The expression of mdrl mRNA decreased dramastically after verapamil reversing (t=4.873, P=0.008). The level of P-gp declined from 0.1038±0.0078 to 0.0096±0.0059 (t=3.579, P=0.023). The 99Tcm-MIBI uptake of tumor, liver and kidney rose obviously after reversing, %ID/g increaments were 106.83%, 40.35%, 166.07% respectively, whereas it was slightly declined by -12.82% in heart . Conclusions: 99Tcm-MIBI scintigraphy may evaluate MDR mediated by P-gp and potentialy be used to monitor the reversing effect of chemosensitizer in P-gp positive tumors. (authors)

  16. Principles for designing future regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    Brigden, Grania; Nyang’wa, Bern-Thomas; du Cros, Philipp; VARAINE, Francis; Hughes, Jennifer; Rich, Michael; Horsburgh, C. Robert; Mitnick, Carole D.; Nuermberger, Eric; McIlleron, Helen; Phillips, Patrick PJ; Balasegaram, Manica

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    Fewer than 20% of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis are receiving treatment and there is an urgent need to scale up treatment programmes. One of the biggest barriers to scale-up is the treatment regimen, which is lengthy, complex, ineffective, poorly tolerated and expensive. For the first time in over 50 years, new drugs have been developed specifically to treat tuberculosis, with bedaquiline and potentially delamanid expected to be available soon for treatment of MDR cases...

  17. Draft Genome Sequence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Sequence Type 1407, a Multidrug-Resistant Clinical Isolate.

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    Anselmo, A; Ciammaruconi, A; Carannante, A; Neri, A; Fazio, C; Fortunato, A; Palozzi, A M; Vacca, P; Fillo, S; Lista, F; Stefanelli, P

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    Gonorrhea may become untreatable due to the spread of resistant or multidrug-resistant strains. Cefixime-resistant gonococci belonging to sequence type 1407 have been described worldwide. We report the genome sequence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strain G2891, a multidrug-resistant isolate of sequence type 1407, collected in Italy in 2013. PMID:26272575

  18. Clinical evaluation of multidrug resistance associated protein expression by FDG PET and MIBI SPECT in lung cancer

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    Kodama, Yuko [Kanazawa Medical Univ., Uchinada (Japan)

    2002-09-01

    Multidrug resistance is one of the major obstacles in the successful anticancer therapy. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether FDG PET and MIBI SPECT can be markers for p-glycoprotein (Pgp), multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP), lung resistance protein (LRP) expression in lung cancer tissues. Eighty-eight patients with 92 lung cancer lesions were enrolled in this study. Before surgery, FDG PET imaging was performed 40 min after injection of FDG 185 MBq, and standardized uptake values (SUVs) were obtained. MIBI SPECT imaging was performed 15 min and 3 hour after injection of MIBI 370 MBq. Early ratio (ER), delayed ratio (DR), and washout rate (WR) were obtained. Pgp, MRP, and LRP expression in lung cancer tissues were determined by immunohistochemical staining. No significant correlations were observed between MIBI uptake and expression of Pgp, MRP and LRP. FDG uptake significantly correlated with expression of Pgp and LRP. The lung cancer with high degree of Pgp and LRP expression had significantly low FDG uptake. However, there is no correlation between FDG uptake and MRP expression. Pgp and LRP expression of adenocarcinomas were significantly higher than that of squamous cell carcinomas. FDG uptake of adenocarcinomas were significantly lower than that of squamous cell carcinomas. In lung adenocarcinomas, Pgp and LRP expression of bronchioloalveolar carcinomas were significantly higher than that of poorly differentiated adenocarcinomas. In contrast, FDG uptake of bronchioloalveolar carcinomas were significantly low when compared with that of poorly differentiated adenocarcinomas. In addition, it was also suggested that biological behavior of LRP expression was similar to that of Pgp expression. FDG uptake may be a marker for Pgp and LRP expression but not for MRP expression in patients with lung cancer. Both Pgp, LRP expression and FDG uptake correlate with cellular differentiation and histological type. (author)

  19. Anticancer Effects of the Nitric Oxide-Modified Saquinavir Derivative Saquinavir-NO against Multidrug-Resistant Cancer Cells

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    Florian Rothweiler

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV protease inhibitor saquinavir shows anticancer activity. Although its nitric oxide-modified derivative saquinavir-NO (saq-NO was less toxic to normal cells, it exerted stronger inhibition of B16 melanoma growth in syngeneic C57BL/6 mice than saquinavir did. Saq-NO has been shown to block proliferation, upregulate p53 expression, and promote differentiation of C6 glioma and B16 cells. The anticancer activity of substances is frequently hampered by cancer cell chemoresistance mechanisms. Therefore, we here investigated the roles of p53 and the ATP-binding cassette (ABC transporters P-glycoprotein (P-gp, multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1, and breast cancer resistance protein 1 (BCRP1 in cancer cell sensitivity to saq-NO to get more information about the potential of saq-NO as anticancer drug. Saq-NO exerted anticancer effects in lower concentrations than saquinavir in a panel of human cancer cell lines. Neither p53 mutation or depletion nor expression of P-gp, MRP1, or BCRP1 affected anticancer activity of saq-NO or saquinavir. Moreover, saq-NO sensitized P-gp-, MRP1-, or BCRP1-expressing cancer cells to chemotherapy. Saq-NO induced enhanced sensitization of P-gp- or MRP1-expressing cancer cells to chemotherapy compared with saquinavir, whereas both substances similarly sensitized BCRP1-expressing cells. Washout kinetics and ABC transporter ATPase activities demonstrated that saq-NO is a substrate of P-gp as well as of MRP1. These data support the further investigation of saq-NO as an anticancer drug, especially in multidrug-resistant tumors.

  20. Multidrug-resistant hela cells overexpressing MRP1 exhibit sensitivity to cell killing by hyperthermia: Interactions with etoposide

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    Purpose: Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains one of the primary obstacles in cancer chemotherapy and often involves overexpression of drug efflux transporters such as P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1). Regional hyperthermia is undergoing clinical investigation in combination with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This study evaluates whether hyperthermia can reverse MDR mediated by MRP1 in human cervical adenocarcinoma (HeLa) cells. Methods and materials: Cytotoxicity of hyperthermia and/or etoposide was evaluated using sulforhodamine-B in HeLa cells overexpressing MRP1 and their drug-sensitive counterparts. Glutathione, glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and glutathione S-transferase (GST) were quantified by spectrophotometry. GST isoenzymes were quantified by immunodetection. Caspase activation was evaluated by fluorometry and chromatin condensation by fluorescence microscopy using Hoechst 33258. Necrosis was determined using propidium iodide. Results: The major finding is that HeLa and HeLaMRP cells are both sensitive to cytotoxicity of hyperthermia (41-45 deg C). Hyperthermia induced activation of caspase 3 and chromatin condensation. Although total levels of cell killing were similar, there was a switch from apoptotic to necrotic cell death in MDR cells. This could be explained by decreased glutathione and GPx in MDR cells. MDR cells also contained very low levels of GST and were resistant to etoposide-induced apoptosis. Hyperthermia caused a modest increase in etoposide-induced apoptosis in HeLa and HeLaMRP cells, which required appropriate heat-drug scheduling. Conclusions: Hyperthermia could be useful in eliminating MDR cells that overexpress MRP1

  1. Development of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals to study multi-drug resistance (MDR)

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    Full text: Cellular resistance or Multidrug Resistance (MDR) to cytotoxic agents is the major cause of treatment failure in many human cancers. P-glycoprotein (Pgp), a Mr 17,0000 transmembrane protein and Multi Resistance Protein (MRP) are two proteins that are over expressed and confer resistance to a large number of chemotherapeutic agents by enhancing their extracellular transport. P-glycoprotein is expressed at a relative high level in treated and untreated human malignant tumours, including renal, colonic, adrenal, hepatocellular carcinoma and a considerable percentage of breast carcinomas. 99mTc-Sestamibi, a lipophilic cationic complex is a transport substrate for Pgp. In clinical studies of human neoplasms it was found that tumour uptake and clearance of this tracer correlate with Pgp expression and may be used for the phenotypic assessment of MDR. However, new tracers with better substrate specificity for Pgp and other drug transporters would greatly assist in optimising chemotherapeutic treatment and improving patient management by predicting tumour response to therapy and to assist in the development of antagonists, which may reverse or halt MDR. The aim of this project is therefore to develop PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals with improved affinity and selectivity for Pgp and MRP for the clinical evaluation of MDR in cancer patients. To optimise cellular transport characteristics, a number of chemical families that have been found to be substrates of Pgp and other drug efflux pumps, will be investigated. In the first instance, a series of drugs based on the flavonol natural product, Quercetin will be developed, screened for MDR and radiolabelled with PET and SPECT isotopes. Quercetin and related flavonol derivatives have been selected for this project because of their moderate to good affinity for Pgp. With the assistance of molecular modeling and in vitro studies, structural modification will be undertaken to improve the specificity and affinity for PgP. This generic structure also offers the flexibility to prepare a wide range of molecules that are readily suitable for halogenation with either Iodine-123 or F-18 for radiopharmaceutical development. Finally these phenolic type of molecules based on Quercetin are relatively less toxic than equivalent drugs. In this proposal an extensive research program is required to develop specific drugs for the different efflux pumps present in the body, which represent multi drug resistance. A successful outcome is critically dependent on the initial synthesis of a large number of compounds for screening. The combined effort of the three institutions will boost resources significantly to a critical level required to competitively produce successful outcomes in the project. Optimisation studies on derivatives of these flavonols will be made in parallel with the assistance of in vitro studies by measuring the binding of compounds to the ATP sites of Pgp. An extensive in vitro screening program has been established in Paris, prior to radiolabelling and in vivo evaluation. Structural optimisation and attachment of radionuclides to promising molecular targets will be explored using molecular modelling. Initially computational chemistry using Sybyl will be undertaken to develop a pharmacophore and to assist with the incorporation of the radionuclide in the appropriate position. In vivo evaluation will be undertaken in specific animal models both at the University of Tours in France as well as at the Sydney Cancer Centre in Australia. PET functional imaging studies may be undertaken on successful candidates at the SHFJ in Orsay, France whilst SPECT imaging will be undertaken in both Tours and in Sydney. In addition to intellectual property and potential commercial product(s), specific PET or SPECT radiopharmaceuticals can provide valuable information on the assessment of MDR in cancer patients through functional, non-invasive, imaging and therefore make significant contributions to the understanding of MDR. Scientific and clinical researchers from both countries identified the

  2. p-Glycoprotein ABCB5 and YB-1 expression plays a role in increased heterogeneity of breast cancer cells: correlations with cell fusion and doxorubicin resistance

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    Cancer cells recurrently develop into acquired resistance to the administered drugs. The iatrogenic mechanisms of induced chemotherapy-resistance remain elusive and the degree of drug resistance did not exclusively correlate with reductions of drug accumulation, suggesting that drug resistance may involve additional mechanisms. Our aim is to define the potential targets, that makes drug-sensitive MCF-7 breast cancer cells turn to drug-resistant, for the anti-cancer drug development against drug resistant breast cancer cells. Doxorubicin resistant human breast MCF-7 clones were generated. The doxorubicin-induced cell fusion events were examined. Heterokaryons were identified and sorted by FACS. In the development of doxorubicin resistance, cell-fusion associated genes, from the previous results of microarray, were verified using dot blot array and quantitative RT-PCR. The doxorubicin-induced expression patterns of pro-survival and pro-apoptotic genes were validated. YB-1 and ABCB5 were up regulated in the doxorubicin treated MCF-7 cells that resulted in certain degree of genomic instability that accompanied by the drug resistance phenotype. Cell fusion increased diversity within the cell population and doxorubicin resistant MCF-7 cells emerged probably through clonal selection. Most of the drug resistant hybrid cells were anchorage independent. But some of the anchorage dependent MCF-7 cells exhibited several unique morphological appearances suggesting minor population of the fused cells maybe de-differentiated and have progenitor cell like characteristics. Our work provides valuable insight into the drug induced cell fusion event and outcome, and suggests YB-1, GST, ABCB5 and ERK3 could be potential targets for the anti-cancer drug development against drug resistant breast cancer cells. Especially, the ERK-3 serine/threonine kinase is specifically up-regulated in the resistant cells and known to be susceptible to synthetic antagonists

  3. Differential effects of the organochlorine pesticide DDT and its metabolite p,p'-DDE on p-glycoprotein activity and expression.

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    Shabbir, Arsalan; DiStasio, Susan; Zhao, Jingbo; Cardozo, Christopher P; Wolff, Mary S; Caplan, Avrom J

    2005-03-01

    1,1-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2-trichloroethane (DDT) is an organochlorine pesticide. Its metabolite, 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-ethene (p,p'-DDE) is a persistent environmental contaminant and both compounds accumulate in animals. Because multidrug resistance transporters, such as p-glycoprotein, function as a defense against xenobiotic exposure, we analyzed the ability of DDT and p,p'-DDE to act as efflux modulators. Using a competitive intact cell assay based on the efflux of the fluorescent dye rhodamine 123, we found that DDT, but not p,p'-DDE, stimulated dye retention. Subsequent studies using verapamil as competitor suggested that DDT is a weak p-glycoprotein inhibitor. Further studies addressed the ability of DDT and p,p'-DDE to induce MDR1, the gene encoding p-glycoprotein. In HepG2 cells, we found that both compounds induced MDR1 by twofold to threefold. Similar results were observed in mouse liver after a single dose of p,p'-DDE, although some gender-specific induction differences were noted. By contrast, p,p'-DDE failed to induce MDR1 in HeLa cells, indicating some cell-specific effects for induction. Further expression studies demonstrated increased levels of the endoplasmic reticulum molecular chaperone, Bip, in response to DDT, but not p,p'-DDE. These results suggest that DDT, but not p,p'-DDE, induces an endoplasmic reticulum stress response. PMID:15710169

  4. Differential effects of the organochlorine pesticide DDT and its metabolite p,p'-DDE on p-glycoprotein activity and expression

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    1,1-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2-trichloroethane (DDT) is an organochlorine pesticide. Its metabolite, 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-ethene (p,p'-DDE) is a persistent environmental contaminant and both compounds accumulate in animals. Because multidrug resistance transporters, such as p-glycoprotein, function as a defense against xenobiotic exposure, we analyzed the ability of DDT and p,p'-DDE to act as efflux modulators. Using a competitive intact cell assay based on the efflux of the fluorescent dye rhodamine 123, we found that DDT, but not p,p'-DDE, stimulated dye retention. Subsequent studies using verapamil as competitor suggested that DDT is a weak p-glycoprotein inhibitor. Further studies addressed the ability of DDT and p,p'-DDE to induce MDR1, the gene encoding p-glycoprotein. In HepG2 cells, we found that both compounds induced MDR1 by twofold to threefold. Similar results were observed in mouse liver after a single dose of p,p'-DDE, although some gender-specific induction differences were noted. By contrast, p,p'-DDE failed to induce MDR1 in HeLa cells, indicating some cell-specific effects for induction. Further expression studies demonstrated increased levels of the endoplasmic reticulum molecular chaperone, Bip, in response to DDT, but not p,p'-DDE. These results suggest that DDT, but not p,p'-DDE, induces an endoplasmic reticulum stress response

  5. Worldwide Occurrence of Integrative Conjugative Element Encoding Multidrug Resistance Determinants in Epidemic Vibrio cholerae O1

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    Michel A Marin; Erica L Fonseca; Andrade, Bruno N.; Cabral, Adriana C.; Vicente, Ana Carolina P

    2014-01-01

    In the last decades, there has been an increase of cholera epidemics caused by multidrug resistant strains. Particularly, the integrative and conjugative element (ICE) seems to play a major role in the emergence of multidrug resistant Vibrio cholerae. This study fully characterized, by whole genome sequencing, new ICEs carried by multidrug resistant V. cholerae O1 strains from Nigeria (2010) (ICEVchNig1) and Nepal (1994) (ICEVchNep1). The gene content and gene order of these two ICEs are the ...

  6. Decreasing prevalence of multi-drugs resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Nashik City, India

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    Arun P. More; Ramkrishna P. Nagdawane; Aniket K. Gangurde

    2013-01-01

    Objective: In India, increasing prevalence of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR) has aggravated the control oftuberculosis problem. In many urban and semi-urban regions of India, no surveillance data of multidrug resistance inMycobacterium tuberculosisis available.Methods: A surveillance study on multidrug resistance was carried out in semi-urban and rural regions in and aroundNashik City of Maharashtra, India. The surveillance study was conducted in this region found that the prevalence...

  7. Tuberculosis Multidrogoresistente / Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    German A, Acevedo; Agustín, Vega; Wellman, Ribón.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La tuberculosis es una enfermedad infecciosa causada por el Mycobacterium tuberculosis. En el año 2010 se registraron 8.8 millones de casos incidentes en el mundo y en los últimos años han aparecido poblaciones bacterianas de micobacterias con resistencia a los fármacos de primera línea. Se ha defin [...] ido la presencia de resistencia a rifampicina e isoniacida como multidrogoresistencia, estimándose una incidencia mundial aproximada de 3.6%. Esta revisión de tema se centrará en la situación de la tuberculosis multidrogoresistente en el mundo, incluyendo un análisis regional de la casuística Colombiana. Se comentarán los principales mecanismos de resistencia del microorganismo, los genes implicados en la misma y los factores de riesgo asociados a la generación de resistencia en algunas comunidades. Abstract in english Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In 2010, there were 8.8 million incident cases in the world, and, in recent years, populations of mycobacteria with resistance to first-line drugs have emerged. The resistance to rifampin and isoniazid has been defined as mu [...] ltidrugresistant tuberculosis (TB MDR). TB MDR has an incidence of approximately 3.6% in the world. This review will focus on the current stage TB MDR in the world, including a regional analysis of Colombian cases. It will discuss the mechanism of resistance of the microorganism, genes involved, and the risk factors associated with the generation of resistance in some communities

  8. P-Glycoprotein/MDR1 regulates pokemon gene transcription through p53 expression in human breast cancer cells.

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    He, Shengnan; Liu, Feng; Xie, Zhenhua; Zu, Xuyu; Xu, Wei; Jiang, Yuyang

    2010-01-01

    P-glycoprotein (Pgp), encoded by the multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) gene, is an efflux transporter and plays an important role in pharmacokinetics. In this study, we demonstrated that the pokemon promoter activity, the pokemon mRNA and protein expression can be significantly inhibited by Pgp. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assay showed that Pgp can bind the pokemon prompter to repress pokemon transcription activity. Furthermore, Pgp regulated pokemon transcription activity through expression of p53 as seen by use of p53 siRNA transfected MCF-7 cells or p53 mutated MDA-MB-231 cells. Moreover, p53 was detected to bind with Pgp in vivo using immunoprecipitation assay. Taken together, we conclude that Pgp can regulate the expression of pokemon through the presence of p53, suggesting that Pgp is a potent regulator and may offer an effective novel target for cancer therapy. PMID:20957096

  9. P-Glycoprotein/MDR1 Regulates Pokemon Gene Transcription Through p53 Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cells

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    Wei Xu

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available P-glycoprotein (Pgp, encoded by the multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1 gene, is an efflux transporter and plays an important role in pharmacokinetics. In this study, we demonstrated that the pokemon promoter activity, the pokemon mRNA and protein expression can be significantly inhibited by Pgp. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assay showed that Pgp can bind the pokemon prompter to repress pokemon transcription activity. Furthermore, Pgp regulated pokemon transcription activity through expression of p53 as seen by use of p53 siRNA transfected MCF-7 cells or p53 mutated MDA-MB-231 cells. Moreover, p53 was detected to bind with Pgp in vivo using immunoprecipitation assay. Taken together, we conclude that Pgp can regulate the expression of pokemon through the presence of p53, suggesting that Pgp is a potent regulator and may offer an effective novel target for cancer therapy.

  10. The B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2)-inhibitors, ABT-737 and ABT-263, are substrates for P-glycoprotein

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    Highlights: ? The BCL2-inhibitor ABT-263 is a substrate for P-glycoprotein. ? Apoptosis is inhibited by P-glycoprotein expression. ? Overexpression of P-glycoprotein may contribute to resistance to ABT-263 or ABT-737. -- Abstract: Inhibition of BCL2 proteins is one of the most promising new approaches to targeted cancer therapy resulting in the induction of apoptosis. Amongst the most specific BCL2-inhibitors identified are ABT-737 and ABT-263. However, targeted therapy is often only effective for a limited amount of time because of the occurrence of drug resistance. In this study, the interaction of BCL2-inhibitors with the drug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein was investigated. Using 3H labelled ABT-263, we found that cells with high P-glycoprotein activity accumulated less drug. In addition, cells with increased P-glycoprotein expression were more resistant to apoptosis induced by either ABT-737 or ABT-263. Addition of tariquidar or verapamil sensitized the cells to BCL2-inhibitor treatment, resulting in higher apoptosis. Our data suggest that the BCL2-inhibitors ABT-737 and ABT-263 are substrates for P-glycoprotein. Over-expression of P-glycoprotein may be, at least partly, responsible for resistance to these BCL2-inhibitors.

  11. The B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2)-inhibitors, ABT-737 and ABT-263, are substrates for P-glycoprotein

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    Vogler, Meike, E-mail: mv62@le.ac.uk [MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, LE1 9HN Leicester (United Kingdom); Dickens, David, E-mail: David.Dickens@liverpool.ac.uk [Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, L69 3GL Liverpool (United Kingdom); Dyer, Martin J.S., E-mail: mjsd1@le.ac.uk [MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, LE1 9HN Leicester (United Kingdom); Owen, Andrew, E-mail: aowen@liverpool.ac.uk [Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, L69 3GL Liverpool (United Kingdom); Pirmohamed, Munir, E-mail: munirp@liv.ac.uk [Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, L69 3GL Liverpool (United Kingdom); Cohen, Gerald M., E-mail: gmc2@le.ac.uk [MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, LE1 9HN Leicester (United Kingdom)

    2011-05-06

    Highlights: {yields} The BCL2-inhibitor ABT-263 is a substrate for P-glycoprotein. {yields} Apoptosis is inhibited by P-glycoprotein expression. {yields} Overexpression of P-glycoprotein may contribute to resistance to ABT-263 or ABT-737. -- Abstract: Inhibition of BCL2 proteins is one of the most promising new approaches to targeted cancer therapy resulting in the induction of apoptosis. Amongst the most specific BCL2-inhibitors identified are ABT-737 and ABT-263. However, targeted therapy is often only effective for a limited amount of time because of the occurrence of drug resistance. In this study, the interaction of BCL2-inhibitors with the drug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein was investigated. Using {sup 3}H labelled ABT-263, we found that cells with high P-glycoprotein activity accumulated less drug. In addition, cells with increased P-glycoprotein expression were more resistant to apoptosis induced by either ABT-737 or ABT-263. Addition of tariquidar or verapamil sensitized the cells to BCL2-inhibitor treatment, resulting in higher apoptosis. Our data suggest that the BCL2-inhibitors ABT-737 and ABT-263 are substrates for P-glycoprotein. Over-expression of P-glycoprotein may be, at least partly, responsible for resistance to these BCL2-inhibitors.

  12. Forced Expression of Heat Shock Protein 27 (Hsp27) Reverses P-Glycoprotein (ABCB1)-mediated Drug Efflux and MDR1 Gene Expression in Adriamycin-resistant Human Breast Cancer Cells*

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    Kanagasabai, Ragu; Krishnamurthy, Karthikeyan; Druhan, Lawrence J; Ilangovan, Govindasamy

    2011-01-01

    Mutant p53 accumulation has been shown to induce the multidrug resistance gene (MDR1) and ATP binding cassette (ABC)-based drug efflux in human breast cancer cells. In the present work, we have found that transcriptional activation of the oxidative stress-responsive heat shock factor 1 (HSF-1) and expression of heat shock proteins, including Hsp27, which is normally known to augment proteasomal p53 degradation, are inhibited in Adriamycin (doxorubicin)-resistant MCF-7 cells (MCF-7/adr). Such ...

  13. Diversity and evolution of the small multidrug resistance protein family

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    Turner Raymond J

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Members of the small multidrug resistance (SMR protein family are integral membrane proteins characterized by four ?-helical transmembrane strands that confer resistance to a broad range of antiseptics and lipophilic quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC in bacteria. Due to their short length and broad substrate profile, SMR proteins are suggested to be the progenitors for larger ?-helical transporters such as the major facilitator superfamily (MFS and drug/metabolite transporter (DMT superfamily. To explore their evolutionary association with larger multidrug transporters, an extensive bioinformatics analysis of SMR sequences (> 300 Bacteria taxa was performed to expand upon previous evolutionary studies of the SMR protein family and its origins. Results A thorough annotation of unidentified/putative SMR sequences was performed placing sequences into each of the three SMR protein subclass designations, namely small multidrug proteins (SMP, suppressor of groEL mutations (SUG, and paired small multidrug resistance (PSMR using protein alignments and phylogenetic analysis. Examination of SMR subclass distribution within Bacteria and Archaea taxa identified specific Bacterial classes that uniquely encode for particular SMR subclass members. The extent of selective pressure acting upon each SMR subclass was determined by calculating the rate of synonymous to non-synonymous nucleotide substitutions using Syn-SCAN analysis. SUG and SMP subclasses are maintained under moderate selection pressure in comparison to integron and plasmid encoded SMR homologues. Conversely, PSMR sequences are maintained under lower levels of selection pressure, where one of the two PSMR pairs diverges in sequence more rapidly than the other. SMR genomic loci surveys identified potential SMR efflux substrates based on its gene association to putative operons that encode for genes regulating amino acid biogenesis and QAC-like metabolites. SMR subclass protein transmembrane domain alignments to Bacterial/Archaeal transporters (BAT, DMT, and MFS sequences supports SMR participation in multidrug transport evolution by identifying common TM domains. Conclusion Based on this study, PSMR sequences originated recently within both SUG and SMP clades through gene duplication events and it appears that SMR members may be evolving towards specific metabolite transport.

  14. MULTIDRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA IN A TERTIARY CARE HOS PITAL.

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a global problem in the hos pitals as well as in the community. Selection pressure exerted by over use of antimicrobial agents is the commonest predisposing factor of development of resist ance. Problems faced are especially with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MR SA, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE and Multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB. AIMS: A study was undertaken to find out the prevalence of all bacteri a isolated in this hospital from different specimens, which are resistant to first line antibio tics and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern with higher antibiotics during a six-month pe riod. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All isolates from different specimens were processed by s tandard techniques and identified by standard biochemical tests. Antibiotic susceptibilit y was performed on Mueller Hinton Agar (MHA by Kirby-Bauer Disc Diffusion Method (KBDDM, according to CLSI guidelines. Those resistant to first line antibiotics were further te sted for higher antibiotics. For Extended Spectrum ? -lactamse (ESBL detection, double disc synergy met hod was carried out for all Gram-negative bacilli. RESULTS: Out of 2987 bacteria grown, 904 (30.3% were multi drug resistant bacteria. Resistance to first line antib iotics was 83.4% and resistance to all higher antibiotics tested was 16.6%. Sixty percent of Staph ylococcus aureus was MRSA and all were sensitive to vancomycin. Prevalence of VRE was 5.3 %. Carbapenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species were 19.1% and 9.8% respectively and 10.1% of Klebsiella species was carbapenem resistant. CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the extensive problem of antibiotic resistance encounter ed in this hospital. Thus, prudent and appropriate uses of antibiotics are required to reduce the emergence of resistance. Each hospital should also have its own antibiotic policy based on the susceptibility pattern of bacteria at a particular time, which should be reviewed as an d when required. Rational antibiotic use and effective infection control practices can go a long way in preventing the development of antibiotic resistance. KEY WORDS: Multidrug resistant bacteria; Tertiary care hospital.

  15. Phospholipid-modified PEI-based nanocarriers for in vivo siRNA therapeutics against multidrug-resistant tumors.

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    Essex, S; Navarro, G; Sabhachandani, P; Chordia, A; Trivedi, M; Movassaghian, S; Torchilin, V P

    2015-03-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) mediated by P-glycoprotein overexpression in solid tumors is a major factor in the failure of many forms of chemotherapy. Here we evaluated phospholipid-modified, low-molecular-weight polyethylenimine (DOPE-PEI) nanocarriers for intravenous delivery of anti-P-pg siRNA to tumors with the final goal of modulating MDR in breast cancer. First, we studied the biodistribution of DOPE-PEI nanocarriers and the effect of PEG coating in a subcutaneous breast tumor model. Four hours postinjection, PEGylated carriers showed an 8% injected dose (ID) accumulation in solid tumor via the enhanced permeability and retention effect and 22% ID in serum due to a prolonged, PEG-mediated circulation. Second, we established the therapeutic efficacy and safety of DOPE-PEI/siRNA-mediated P-gp downregulation in combination with doxorubicin (Dox) chemotherapy in MCF-7/MDR xenografts. Weekly injection of siRNA nanopreparations and Dox for up to 5 weeks sensitized the tumors to otherwise non-effective doses of Dox and decreased the tumor volume by threefold vs controls. This therapeutic improvement in response to Dox was attributed to the significant, sequence-specific P-gp downregulation in excised tumors mediated by the DOPE-PEI formulations. PMID:25354685

  16. Prevalence, Resistance Mechanisms, and Susceptibility of Multidrug-Resistant Bloodstream Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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    Tam, Vincent H; Chang, Kai-Tai; Abdelraouf, Kamilia; Brioso, Cristina G.; Ameka, Magdalene; McCaskey, Laurie A.; Weston, Jaye S.; Caeiro, Juan-Pablo; Garey, Kevin W.

    2010-01-01

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important pathogen commonly implicated in nosocomial infections. The occurrence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) P. aeruginosa strains is increasing worldwide and limiting our therapeutic options. The MDR phenotype can be mediated by a variety of resistance mechanisms, and the corresponding relative biofitness is not well established. We examined the prevalence, resistance mechanisms, and susceptibility of MDR P. aeruginosa isolates (resistant to ?3 classes of antipse...

  17. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Europe, 2010–2011

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    Günther, Gunar; van Leth, Frank; Alexandru, Sofia; Altet, Neus; Avsar, Korkut; Bang, Didi; Barbuta, Raisa; Bothamley, Graham; Ciobanu, Ana; Crudu, Valeriu; Davilovits, Manfred; Dedicoat, Martin; Duarte, Raquel; Gualano, Gina; Kunst, Heinke; de Lange, Wiel; Leimane, Vaira; Magis-Escurra, Cecile; McLaughlin, Anne-Marie; Muylle, Inge; Polcová, Veronika; Pontali, Emanuele; Popa, Christina; Rumetshofer, Rudolf; Skrahina, Alena; Solodovnikova, Varvara; Spinu, Victor; Tiberi, Simon; Viiklepp, Piret

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    Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is challenging elimination of tuberculosis (TB). We evaluated risk factors for TB and levels of second-line drug resistance in M. tuberculosis in patients in Europe with multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. A total of 380 patients with MDR TB and 376 patients with non–MDR TB were enrolled at 23 centers in 16 countries in Europe during 2010–2011. A total of 52.4% of MDR TB patients had never been treated for TB, which suggests primary transmission of MDR M. tuberculosis. At initiation of treatment for MDR TB, 59.7% of M. tuberculosis strains tested were resistant to pyrazinamide, 51.1% were resistant to ?1 second-line drug, 26.6% were resistant to second-line injectable drugs, 17.6% were resistant to fluoroquinolones, and 6.8% were extensively drug resistant. Previous treatment for TB was the strongest risk factor for MDR TB. High levels of primary transmission and advanced resistance to second-line drugs characterize MDR TB cases in Europe. PMID:25693485

  18. Characterization of a multidrug resistant C. difficile meat isolate.

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    Mooyottu, Shankumar; Flock, Genevieve; Kollanoor-Johny, Anup; Upadhyaya, Indu; Jayarao, Bhushan; Venkitanarayanan, Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Clostridium difficile is a pathogen of significant public health concern causing a life-threatening, toxin-mediated enteric disease in humans. The incidence and severity of the disease associated with C. difficile have increased in the US with the emergence of hypervirulent strains and community associated outbreaks. The detection of genotypically similar and identical C. difficile strains implicated from human infections in foods and food animals indicates the potential role of food as a source of community associated C. difficile disease. One hundred samples each of ground beef, pork and chicken obtained from geographically distant grocery stores in Connecticut were tested for C. difficile. Positive isolates were characterized by ribotyping, antibiotic susceptibility, toxin production and whole genome sequencing. Of the 300 meat samples, only two pork samples tested positive for C. difficile indicating a very low prevalence of C. difficile in meat. The isolates were non toxigenic; however, genome characterization revealed the presence of several antibiotic resistance genes and mobile elements that can potentially contribute to generation of multidrug resistant toxigenic C. difficile by horizontal gene transfer. Further studies are warranted to investigate potential food-borne transmission of the meat isolates and development of multi-drug resistance in these strains. PMID:25440554

  19. Functional imaging of multidrug resistance in an orthotopic model of osteosarcoma using {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi

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    Gomes, Celia M.F. [Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Section of Nuclear Medicine, Leiden (Netherlands); Institute of Biophysics/Biomathematics, IBILI - Faculty of Medicine, Coimbra (Portugal); Welling, Mick; Pauwels, Ernest K.J. [Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Section of Nuclear Medicine, Leiden (Netherlands); Que, Ivo; Henriquez, Niek V.; Pluijm, Gabri van der [Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Endocrinology, Leiden (Netherlands); Romeo, Salvatore; Hogendoorn, Pancras C.W.; Cleton-Jansen, Anne M. [Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Leiden (Netherlands); Abrunhosa, Antero J.; Botelho, M.F. [Institute of Biophysics/Biomathematics, IBILI - Faculty of Medicine, Coimbra (Portugal)

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    The purpose of this work was the development of an orthotopic model of osteosarcoma based on luciferase-expressing tumour cells for the in vivo imaging of multidrug resistance (MDR) with {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi. Doxorubicin-sensitive (143B-luc{sup +}) and resistant (MNNG/HOS-luc{sup +}) osteosarcoma cell lines expressing different levels of P-glycoprotein and carrying a luciferase reporter gene were inoculated into the tibia of nude mice. Local tumour growth was monitored weekly by bioluminescence imaging and X-ray. After tumour growth, a {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi dynamic study was performed. A subset of animals was pre-treated with an MDR inhibitor (PSC833). Images were analysed for calculation of {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi washout half-life (t{sub 1/2}), percentage washout rate (%WR) and tumour/non-tumour (T/NT) ratio. A progressively increasing bioluminescent signal was detected in the proximal tibia after 2 weeks. The t{sub 1/2} of {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi was significantly shorter (p < 0.05) in drug-resistant MNNG/HOS-luc{sup +} tumours (t{sub 1/2} = 87.3 {+-} 15.7 min) than in drug-sensitive 143B-luc{sup +} tumours (t{sub 1/2} = 161.0 {+-} 47.4 min) and decreased significantly with PSC833 (t{sub 1/2} = 173.0 {+-} 24.5 min, p < 0.05). No significant effects of PSC833 were observed in 143B-luc{sup +} tumours. The T/NT ratio was significantly lower (p < 0.05) in MNNG/HOS-luc{sup +} tumours than in 143B-luc{sup +} tumours at early (1.55 {+-} 0.22 vs 2.14 {+-} 0.36) and delayed times (1.12 {+-} 0.11 vs 1.62 {+-} 0.33). PSC833 had no significant effects on the T/NT ratios of either tumour. The orthotopic injection of tumour cells provides an animal model suitable for functional imaging of MDR. In vivo bioluminescence imaging allows the non-invasive monitoring of tumour growth. The kinetic analysis of {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi washout provides information on the functional activity of MDR related to P-glycoprotein expression and its pharmacological inhibition in osteosarcoma. (orig.)

  20. Multidrug-resistant pathogens in the food supply.

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    Doyle, Marjorie E

    2015-04-01

    Antimicrobial resistance, including multidrug resistance (MDR), is an increasing problem globally. MDR bacteria are frequently detected in humans and animals from both more- and less-developed countries and pose a serious concern for human health. Infections caused by MDR microbes may increase morbidity and mortality and require use of expensive drugs and prolonged hospitalization. Humans may be exposed to MDR pathogens through exposure to environments at health-care facilities and farms, livestock and companion animals, human food, and exposure to other individuals carrying MDR microbes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies drug-resistant foodborne bacteria, including Campylobacter, Salmonella Typhi, nontyphoidal salmonellae, and Shigella, as serious threats. MDR bacteria have been detected in both meat and fresh produce. Salmonellae carrying genes coding for resistance to multiple antibiotics have caused numerous foodborne MDR outbreaks. While there is some level of resistance to antimicrobials in environmental bacteria, the widespread use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture has driven the selection of a great variety of microbes with resistance to multiple antimicrobials. MDR bacteria on meat may have originated in veterinary health-care settings or on farms where animals are given antibiotics in feed or to treat infections. Fresh produce may be contaminated by irrigation or wash water containing MDR bacteria. Livestock, fruits, and vegetables may also be contaminated by food handlers, farmers, and animal caretakers who carry MDR bacteria. All potential sources of MDR bacteria should be considered and strategies devised to reduce their presence in foods. Surveillance studies have documented increasing trends in MDR in many pathogens, although there are a few reports of the decline of certain multidrug pathogens. Better coordination of surveillance programs and strategies for controlling use of antimicrobials need to be implemented in both human and animal medicine and agriculture and in countries around the world. PMID:25621383

  1. Evaluation of the P-glycoprotein- and breast cancer resistance protein-mediated brain penetration of {sup 11}C-labeled topotecan using small-animal positron emission tomography

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    Yamasaki, Tomoteru; Fujinaga, Masayuki; Kawamura, Kazunori; Hatori, Akiko; Yui, Joji [Department of Molecular Probes, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Nengaki, Nobuki; Ogawa, Masanao; Yoshida, Yuichiro [Department of Molecular Probes, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); SHI Accelerator Service, Ltd., Tokyo 141-8686 (Japan); Wakizaka, Hidekatsu [Department of Biophysics, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Yanamoto, Kazuhiko [Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Fukumura, Toshimitsu [Department of Molecular Probes, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Zhang Mingrong, E-mail: zhang@nirs.go.jp [Department of Molecular Probes, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)

    2011-07-15

    Introduction: Topotecan (TPT) is a camptothecin derivative and is an anticancer drug working as a topoisomerase-I-specific inhibitor. But TPT cannot penetrate through the blood-brain barrier. In this study, we synthesized a new positron emission tomography (PET) probe, [{sup 11}C]TPT, to evaluate the P-glycoprotein (Pgp)- and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP)-mediated brain penetration of [{sup 11}C]TPT using small-animal PET. Methods: [{sup 11}C]TPT was synthesized by the reaction of a desmethyl precursor with [{sup 11}C]CH{sub 3}I. In vitro study using [{sup 11}C]TPT was carried out in MES-SA and doxorubicin-resistant MES-SA/Dx5 cells in the presence or absence of elacridar, a specific inhibitor for Pgp and BCRP. The biodistribution of [{sup 11}C]TPT was determined using small-animal PET and the dissection method in mice. Results: The transport of [{sup 11}C]TPT to the extracellular side was determined in MES-SA/Dx5 cells exhibiting the expressions of Pgp and BCRP at high levels. This transport was inhibited by coincubation with elacridar. In Mdr1a/b{sup -/-}Bcrp1{sup -/-} mice, PET results indicated that the brain uptake of [{sup 11}C]TPT was about two times higher than that in wild-type mice. Similarly, the brain penetration of [{sup 11}C]TPT in wild-type mice was increased by treatment with elacridar. The radioactivity in the brain of elacridar-treated mice was maintained at a certain level after the injection of [{sup 11}C]TPT, although the radioactivity in the blood decreased with time. Conclusions: We demonstrated the increase of brain penetration of [{sup 11}C]TPT by deficiency and inhibition of Pgp and BCRP functions using small-animal PET in mice.

  2. Undetected Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Amplified by First-line Therapy in Mixed Infection

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    Hingley-Wilson, Suzanne M.; Casey, Rosalyn; Connell, David; Bremang, Samuel; Evans, Jason T.; Hawkey, Peter M.; Smith, Grace E.; Jepson, Annette; Philip, Stuart; Kon, Onn Min; Lalvani, Ajit

    2013-01-01

    Infections with >1 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain(s) are underrecognized. We show, in vitro and in vivo, how first-line treatment conferred a competitive growth advantage to amplify a multidrug-resistant M. tuberculosis strain in a patient with mixed infection. Diagnostic techniques that identify mixed tubercle bacilli populations are needed to curb the spread of multidrug resistance.

  3. MICROARRAY ANALYSIS OF A LACTIC ACID STRESSED, MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT MUTANT OF SALMONELLA TYPHIMURIUM

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    Salmonella Typhimurium is one of the most common Salmonella serovars associated with human foodborne infections and has been associated with multi-drug resistance properties. It is important to establish the ability of multi-drug resistant Salmonella to survive food processing interventions. Lactic ...

  4. Multidrug resistance-associated proteins and implications in drug development.

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    Liu, Ya-He; Di, Yuan-Ming; Zhou, Zhi-Wei; Mo, Sui-Lin; Zhou, Shu-Feng

    2010-01-01

    1. The multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) belong to the ATP-binding cassette superfamily (ABCC family) of transporters that are expressed differentially in the liver, kidney, intestine and blood-brain barrier. There are nine human MRPs that transport a structurally diverse array of endo- and xenobiotics as well as their conjugates. 2. Multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 can be distinguished from MRP2 and MRP3 by its higher affinity for leukotriene C(4). Unlike MRP1, MRP2 functions in the extrusion of endogenous organic anions, such as bilirubin glucuronide and certain anticancer agents. In addition to the transport of glutathione and glucuronate conjugates, MRP3 has the additional capability of mediating the transport of monoanionic bile acids. 3. Both MRP4 and MRP5 are able to mediate the transport of cyclic nucleotides and confer resistance to certain antiviral and anticancer nucleotide analogues. Hereditary deficiency of MRP6 results in pseudoxanthoma elasticum. In the body, MRP6 is involved in the transport of glutathione conjugates and the cyclic pentapeptide BQ123. 4. Various MRPs show considerable differences in tissue distribution, substrate specificity and proposed physiological function. These proteins play a role in drug disposition and excretion and thus are implicated in drug toxicity and drug interactions. Increased efflux of natural product anticancer drugs and other anticancer agents mediated by MRPs from cancer cells is associated with tumour resistance. 5. A better understanding of the function and regulating mechanisms of MRPs could help minimize and avoid drug toxicity and unfavourable drug-drug interactions, as well as help overcome drug resistance. PMID:19566819

  5. Antibody-maytansinoid conjugates designed to bypass multidrug resistance.

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    Kovtun, Yelena V; Audette, Charlene A; Mayo, Michele F; Jones, Gregory E; Doherty, Heather; Maloney, Erin K; Erickson, Hans K; Sun, Xiuxia; Wilhelm, Sharon; Ab, Olga; Lai, Katharine C; Widdison, Wayne C; Kellogg, Brenda; Johnson, Holly; Pinkas, Jan; Lutz, Robert J; Singh, Rajeeva; Goldmacher, Victor S; Chari, Ravi V J

    2010-03-15

    Conjugation of cytotoxic compounds to antibodies that bind to cancer-specific antigens makes these drugs selective in killing cancer cells. However, many of the compounds used in such antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) are substrates for the multidrug transporter MDR1. To evade the MDR1-mediated resistance, we conjugated the highly cytotoxic maytansinoid DM1 to antibodies via the maleimidyl-based hydrophilic linker PEG(4)Mal. Following uptake into target cells, conjugates made with the PEG(4)Mal linker were processed to a cytotoxic metabolite that was retained by MDR1-expressing cells better than a metabolite of similar conjugates prepared with the nonpolar linker N-succinimidyl-4-(maleimidomethyl)cyclohexane-1-carboxylate (SMCC). In accord, PEG(4)Mal-linked conjugates were more potent in killing MDR1-expressing cells in culture. In addition, PEG(4)Mal-linked conjugates were markedly more effective in eradicating MDR1-expressing human xenograft tumors than SMCC-linked conjugates while being tolerated similarly, thus showing an improved therapeutic index. This study points the way to the development of ADCs that bypass multidrug resistance. PMID:20197459

  6. Early Biomarkers and Regulatory Innovation in Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis.

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    Wallis, Robert S; Peppard, Thomas

    2015-10-15

    Biomarkers play an essential role in accelerating drug development. Sputum culture conversion using solid medium is the best-characterized tuberculosis biomarker, having been examined at the patient and trial levels in studies with thousands of subjects, and having recently been validated using data from 3 unsuccessful phase 3 trials. We presently are poised at the threshold of regulatory innovation for antibacterials to treat drug-resistant infections, in which Special Medical Use authorization restricted to patients with limited options could be based on the results of small clinical trials. Patients worldwide would be well served by licensing of new regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis based on biomarker evidence commensurate with the urgency of the current global crisis. PMID:26409278

  7. Heat Shock-Independent Induction of Multidrug Resistance by Heat Shock Factor 1†

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    Tchénio, Thierry; Havard, Marilyne; Martinez, Luis A.; Dautry, François

    2006-01-01

    The screening of two different retroviral cDNA expression libraries to select genes that confer constitutive doxorubicin resistance has in both cases resulted in the isolation of the heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) transcription factor. We show that HSF1 induces a multidrug resistance phenotype that occurs in the absence of heat shock or cellular stress and is mediated at least in part through the constitutive activation of the multidrug resistance gene 1 (MDR-1). This drug resistance phenotype do...

  8. A multifaceted analysis of HIV-1 protease multidrug resistance phenotypes

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    Doherty Kathleen M

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Great strides have been made in the effective treatment of HIV-1 with the development of second-generation protease inhibitors (PIs that are effective against historically multi-PI-resistant HIV-1 variants. Nevertheless, mutation patterns that confer decreasing susceptibility to available PIs continue to arise within the population. Understanding the phenotypic and genotypic patterns responsible for multi-PI resistance is necessary for developing PIs that are active against clinically-relevant PI-resistant HIV-1 variants. Results In this work, we use globally optimal integer programming-based clustering techniques to elucidate multi-PI phenotypic resistance patterns using a data set of 398 HIV-1 protease sequences that have each been phenotyped for susceptibility toward the nine clinically-approved HIV-1 PIs. We validate the information content of the clusters by evaluating their ability to predict the level of decreased susceptibility to each of the available PIs using a cross validation procedure. We demonstrate the finding that as a result of phenotypic cross resistance, the considered clinical HIV-1 protease isolates are confined to ~6% or less of the clinically-relevant phenotypic space. Clustering and feature selection methods are used to find representative sequences and mutations for major resistance phenotypes to elucidate their genotypic signatures. We show that phenotypic similarity does not imply genotypic similarity, that different PI-resistance mutation patterns can give rise to HIV-1 isolates with similar phenotypic profiles. Conclusion Rather than characterizing HIV-1 susceptibility toward each PI individually, our study offers a unique perspective on the phenomenon of PI class resistance by uncovering major multidrug-resistant phenotypic patterns and their often diverse genotypic determinants, providing a methodology that can be applied to understand clinically-relevant phenotypic patterns to aid in the design of novel inhibitors that target other rapidly evolving molecular targets as well.

  9. Purification of a Multidrug Resistance Transporter for Crystallization Studies

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    Kamela O. Alegre

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Crystallization of integral membrane proteins is a challenging field and much effort has been invested in optimizing the overexpression and purification steps needed to obtain milligram amounts of pure, stable, monodisperse protein sample for crystallography studies. Our current work involves the structural and functional characterization of the Escherichia coli multidrug resistance transporter MdtM, a member of the major facilitator superfamily (MFS. Here we present a protocol for isolation of MdtM to increase yields of recombinant protein to the milligram quantities necessary for pursuit of structural studies using X-ray crystallography. Purification of MdtM was enhanced by introduction of an elongated His-tag, followed by identification and subsequent removal of chaperonin contamination. For crystallization trials of MdtM, detergent screening using size exclusion chromatography determined that decylmaltoside (DM was the shortest-chain detergent that maintained the protein in a stable, monodispersed state. Crystallization trials of MdtM performed using the hanging-drop diffusion method with commercially available crystallization screens yielded 3D protein crystals under several different conditions. We contend that the purification protocol described here may be employed for production of high-quality protein of other multidrug efflux members of the MFS, a ubiquitous, physiologically and clinically important class of membrane transporters.

  10. Selenorhodamine photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy of P-glycoprotein-expressing cancer cells.

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    Hill, Jacqueline E; Linder, Michelle K; Davies, Kellie S; Sawada, Geri A; Morgan, Janet; Ohulchanskyy, Tymish Y; Detty, Michael R

    2014-10-23

    We examined a series of selenorhodamines with amide and thioamide functionality at the 5-position of a 9-(2-thienyl) substituent on the selenorhodamine core for their potential as photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy (PDT) in P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expressing cells. These compounds were examined for their photophysical properties (absorption, fluorescence, and ability to generate singlet oxygen), for their uptake into Colo-26 cells in the absence or presence of verapamil, for their dark and phototoxicity toward Colo-26 cells, for their rates of transport in monolayers of multidrug-resistant, P-gp-overexpressing MDCKII-MDR1 cells, and for their colocalization with mitochondrial specific agents in Colo-26 cells. Thioamide derivatives 16b and 18b were more effective photosensitizers than amide derivatives 15b and 17b. Selenorhodamine thioamides 16b and 18b were useful in a combination therapy to treat Colo-26 cells in vitro: a synergistic therapeutic effect was observed when Colo-26 cells were exposed to PDT and treatment with the cancer drug doxorubicin. PMID:25250825

  11. Structure of P-Glycoprotein Reveals a Molecular Basis for Poly-Specific Drug Binding

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    Aller, Stephen G.; Yu, Jodie; Ward, Andrew; Weng, Yue; Chittaboina, Srinivas; Zhuo, Rupeng; Harrell, Patina M.; Trinh, Yenphuong T.; Zhang, Qinghai; Urbatsch, Ina L.; Chang, Geoffrey; (Scripps); (TTU)

    2009-04-22

    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) detoxifies cells by exporting hundreds of chemically unrelated toxins but has been implicated in multidrug resistance (MDR) in the treatment of cancers. Substrate promiscuity is a hallmark of P-gp activity, thus a structural description of poly-specific drug-binding is important for the rational design of anticancer drugs and MDR inhibitors. The x-ray structure of apo P-gp at 3.8 angstroms reveals an internal cavity of -6000 angstroms cubed with a 30 angstrom separation of the two nucleotide-binding domains. Two additional P-gp structures with cyclic peptide inhibitors demonstrate distinct drug-binding sites in the internal cavity capable of stereoselectivity that is based on hydrophobic and aromatic interactions. Apo and drug-bound P-gp structures have portals open to the cytoplasm and the inner leaflet of the lipid bilayer for drug entry. The inward-facing conformation represents an initial stage of the transport cycle that is competent for drug binding.

  12. Threat of multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Western Nepal

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    Bhatta, Dharm R.; Cavaco, Lina

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveTo determine the prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of the isolates from Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal. MethodsThis study was conducted over a period of 11 months (September 2012–August 2013) at the Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal. A total of 400 isolates were collected from various clinical specimens including hospital units (operation theaters and intensive care units). Antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed by Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. Primary screening for MRSA was performed using disc diffusion test by cefoxitin (30 ?g) and oxacillin (1 ?g) disc, further confirmation was done by detection of mecA gene using PCR. ResultsOut of 400 Staphylococcus aureus strains, 139 (34.75%) were found to be MRSA. Among the MRSA isolates, 74 (53.2%) were from inpatient departments, 58 (41.7%) of the isolates were from outpatients and 7 (5.0%) isolates were from hospital units (operation theaters and intensive care units). Majority of MRSA (73.38%) isolates were multidrug resistant while less than 15% were resistant to amikacin, clindamycin and tetracycline. None of the isolate was resistant to vancomycin. Inducible clindamycin resistance was found in 54 (25.47%) isolates. ConclusionsThis study showed a high prevalence of MRSA in our hospital. There is need of regular surveillance of antibiotic resistance, standardization of laboratory methods for detecting methicillin resistance and performing antibiotic susceptibility testing in developing countries like Nepal. Hospital acquired infections including prevalence of MRSA can be minimized by appropriate hygienic measures in patient care and management and by antibiotic stewardship. Screening of erythromycin resistant isolates would minimize clinical failures associated with clindamycin therapy.

  13. Haemonchus contortus P-glycoprotein-2: in situ localisation and characterisation of macrocyclic lactone transport.

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    Godoy, Pablo; Lian, Jing; Beech, Robin N; Prichard, Roger K

    2015-01-01

    Haemonchus contortus is a veterinary nematode that infects small ruminants, causing serious decreases in animal production worldwide. Effective control through anthelmintic treatment has been compromised by the development of resistance to these drugs, including the macrocyclic lactones. The mechanisms of resistance in H. contortus have yet to be established but may involve efflux of the macrocyclic lactones by nematode ATP-binding-cassette transporters such as P-glycoproteins. Here we report the expression and functional activity of H. contortus P-glycoprotein 2 expressed in mammalian cells and characterise its interaction with the macrocyclic lactones, ivermectin, abamectin and moxidectin. The ability of H. contortus P-glycoprotein 2 to transport different fluorophore substrates was markedly inhibited by ivermectin and abamectin in a dose-dependent and saturable way. The profile of transport inhibition by moxidectin was markedly different. H. contortus P-glycoprotein 2 was expressed in the pharynx, the first portion of the worm's intestine and perhaps in adjacent nervous tissue, suggesting a role for this gene in regulating the uptake of avermectins and in protecting nematode tissues from the effects of macrocyclic lactone anthelmintic drugs. H. contortus P-glycoprotein 2 may thus contribute to resistance to these drugs in H. contortus. PMID:25486495

  14. Polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter and multidrug resistance 1 genes

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    Venkatesan, Meera; Gadalla, Nahla B; Stepniewska, Kasia; Dahal, Prabin; Nsanzabana, Christian; Moriera, Clarissa; Price, Ric N; Mårtensson, Andreas; Rosenthal, Philip J; Dorsey, Grant; Sutherland, Colin J; Guérin, Philippe; Davis, Timothy M E; Ménard, Didier; Adam, Ishag; Ademowo, George; Arze, Cesar; Baliraine, Frederick N; Berens-Riha, Nicole; Björkman, Anders; Borrmann, Steffen; Checchi, Francesco; Desai, Meghna; Dhorda, Mehul; Djimdé, Abdoulaye A; El-Sayed, Badria B; Eshetu, Teferi; Eyase, Frederick; Falade, Catherine; Faucher, Jean-François; Fröberg, Gabrielle; Grivoyannis, Anastasia; Hamour, Sally; Houzé, Sandrine; Johnson, Jacob; Kamugisha, Erasmus; Kariuki, Simon; Kiechel, Jean-René; Kironde, Fred; Kofoed, Poul-Erik; LeBras, Jacques; Malmberg, Maja; Mwai, Leah; Ngasala, Billy; Nosten, Francois; Nsobya, Samuel L; Nzila, Alexis; Oguike, Mary; Otienoburu, Sabina Dahlström; Ogutu, Bernhards; Ouédraogo, Jean-Bosco; Piola, Patrice; Rombo, Lars; Schramm, Birgit; Somé, A Fabrice; Thwing, Julie; Ursing, Johan; Wong, Rina P M; Zeynudin, Ahmed; Zongo, Issaka; Plowe, Christopher V; Sibley, Carol Hopkins

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    Adequate clinical and parasitologic cure by artemisinin combination therapies relies on the artemisinin component and the partner drug. Polymorphisms in the Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (pfcrt) and P. falciparum multidrug resistance 1 (pfmdr1) genes are associated with decreased sensitivity to amodiaquine and lumefantrine, but effects of these polymorphisms on therapeutic responses to artesunate-amodiaquine (ASAQ) and artemether-lumefantrine (AL) have not been clearly...

  15. QTc prolongation and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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    Harausz, E; Cox, H; Rich, M; Mitnick, C D; Zimetbaum, P; Furin, J

    2015-04-01

    Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring is recommended for some of the new and re-purposed drugs used in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), as these drugs have been shown to prolong the QTc interval. ECG monitoring is relatively new in the management of TB patients, and has several implications for programs and providers. This review discusses what is known about QTc prolongation and the medications currently being studied or used to treat MDR-TB, and discusses strategies for managing QTc prolongation in the context of treating such a serious infectious disease. It also reviews some major implications of ECG monitoring in the field, including interpretation of ECGs and QTc intervals, management of patients with prolonged QTc intervals, and contextualizing the risk of QTc prolongation for patients being treated for MDR-TB. PMID:25859992

  16. The radiological spectrum of pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: in HIV-Negative patients

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    Background: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is a major worldwide health problem. In countries where tuberculosis is of moderate to high prevalence, the issue of Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis carries significant importance. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, similar to drug-sensitive tuberculosis, is contagious. Meanwhile its treatment is not only more difficult but also more expensive with lower success rates. Regarding clinical findings, there is no significant difference between Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and drug-sensitive tuberculosis. Therefore determination of characteristic radiological findings in cases of Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis might be of help in early detection, and hence appropriate management of this disease condition. Objective: To explain the radiological spectrum of pulmonary Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Patients and methods: We retrospectively evaluated the radiographic images of 35 patients with clinically-and microbiologically- proven Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis admitted to our tertiary-care tuberculosis unit over a period of 13 months. The latest chest x-ray of all patients and the conventional chest CT scan without contrast of 15 patients were reviewed by three expert radiologists who rendered consensus opinion. Results: Of the 35 patients with imaging studies, 23 (66%) were male and 12 (34%) were female. The mean±SD age of participants was 38.2±17.3 (range: 16-20) years. 33 patients were known as secondary and only 2 had primary Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Chest radiography revealed cavitary lesion in 80% pulmonary infiltration in 89% and nodules in 80% of the cases. Pleurisy was the rarest finding observed in only 5 (14%) patients. All of 15 chest CT scans revealed cavitation, 93% of which were bilateral and multiple. Pleural involvement was seen in 93% of patients. Conclusion: Presence of multiple cavities, especially in both lungs, nodular and infiltrative lesions, and pleural effusion are main features of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis as compared to drug-sensitive tuberculosis

  17. Nrf2 Pathway Regulates Multidrug-Resistance-Associated Protein 1 in Small Cell Lung Cancer

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    Ji, Lili; Hui LI; Gao, Pan; Shang, Guoguo; Zhang, Donna D.; Zhang, Nong; Tao JIANG

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    Although multidrug-resistance-associated protein-1 (MRP1) is a major contributor to multi-drug resistance (MDR), the regulatory mechanism of Mrp1 still remains unclear. Nrf2 is a transcription factor that regulates cellular defense response through antioxidant response elements (AREs) in normal tissues. Recently, Nrf2 has emerged as an important contributor to chemo-resistance in tumor tissues. In the present study, the role of Nrf2-ARE pathway on regulation of Mrp1 was investigated. Compared...

  18. Antibacterial Activity of Aristolochia brevipes against Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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    María Yolanda Ríos; Patricia Álvarez-Fitz; Ma. Gabriela Rojas-Bribiesca; Julieta Luna-Herrera; Víctor Manuel Navarro-García

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    The increased incidence of Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-MT) requires the search for alternative antimycobacterial drugs. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the dichloromethane extract from Aristolochia brevipes (Rhizoma) and the compounds isolated from this extract against several mycobacterial strains, sensitive, resistant (monoresistant), and clinical isolates (multidrug-resistant), using the alamarBlue™ microassay. The extract was fractionated by column chrom...

  19. Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Multidrug Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from a University Teaching Hospital, China

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    Du, Jikun; Li, Peipei; Liu, Helu; Lü, Dongyue; Liang, Hong; Dou, Yuhong

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    The multidrug-resistant rate of Klebsiella pneumoniae has risen rapidly worldwide. To better understand the multidrug resistance situation and molecular characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae, a total of 153 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates were collected, and drug susceptibility test was performed to detect its susceptibility patterns to 13 kinds of antibiotics. Phenotypic tests for carbapenemases ESBLs and AmpC enzyme-producing strains were performed to detect the resistance phenotype of t...

  20. Epidemic Spread of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Marais, Ben J.; Mlambo, Charmaine K.; Rastogi, Nalin; Zozio, Thierry; Duse, Adriano G.; Victor, Thomas C.; Marais, Else; Warren, Robin M

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    Numerous reports have documented isolated transmission events or clonal outbreaks of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, but knowledge of their epidemic spread remains limited. In this study, we evaluated drug resistance, strain diversity, and clustering rates in patients diagnosed with multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) Central TB Laboratory in Johannesburg, South Africa, between March 2004 and December 2007. Pheno...

  1. Overview of P-glycoprotein inhibitors: a rational outlook

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    Kale Mohana Raghava, Srivalli; P. K., Lakshmi.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Glicoproteína-p (P-gp), uma glicoproteína de transmembrana permeável, é um membro da superfamília (ABC) de cassete de gene de ligação de ATP que funciona especificamente como um carreador mediado pelo transportador de efluxo ativo primário. É amplamente distribuído por todo o corpo e apresenta uma g [...] ama diversificada de substratos. Diversos agentes terapêuticos vitais são substratos para P-gp e sua biodisponibilidade é reduzida ou a resistência é induzida devido ao efluxo de proteínas. Portanto, os inibidores da P-gp foram explorados para a superação da resistência a múltiplas drogas e problemas de biodisponibilidade deficiente dos substratos terapêuticos da P-gp. A sensibilidade das moléculas da droga à P-gp e vice-versa, pode ser estabelecida por vários modelos experimentais in silico, in vitro e in vivo. Desde a descoberta da P-gp, diversas pesquisas identificaram várias estruturas químicas como inibidores da P-gp. O objetivo deste presente estudo foi o de enfatizar a descoberta e desenvolvimento de inibidores mais novos, inertes, atóxicos e mais eficazes, visando especificamente os da P-gp, como aqueles entre os extratos vegetais, excipientes e formulações farmacêuticas, e outras moléculas racionais de droga. As aplicações do conhecimento de biologia celular e molecular, bancos de dados estruturais in silico, estudos de modelagem molecular e análises da relação quantitativa estrutura-atividade (QSAR) no desenvolvimento de novos inibidores racionais da P-gp também foram mencionados. Abstract in english P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a transmembrane permeability glycoprotein, is a member of ATP binding cassette (ABC) super family that functions specifically as a carrier mediated primary active efflux transporter. It is widely distributed throughout the body and has a diverse range of substrates. Several vi [...] tal therapeutic agents are substrates to P-gp and their bioavailability is lowered or a resistance is induced because of the protein efflux. Hence P-gp inhibitors were explored for overcoming multidrug resistance and poor bioavailability problems of the therapeutic P-gp substrates. The sensitivity of drug moieties to P-gp and vice versa can be established by various experimental models in silico, in vitro and in vivo. Ever since the discovery of P-gp, the research plethora identified several chemical structures as P-gp inhibitors. The aim of this review was to emphasize on the discovery and development of newer, inert, non-toxic, and more efficient, specifically targeting P-gp inhibitors, like those among the natural herb extracts, pharmaceutical excipients and formulations, and other rational drug moieties. The applications of cellular and molecular biology knowledge, in silico designed structural databases, molecular modeling studies and quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analyses in the development of novel rational P-gp inhibitors have also been mentioned.

  2. New insight into p-glycoprotein as a drug target.

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    Breier, Albert; Gibalova, Lenka; Seres, Mario; Barancik, Miroslav; Sulova, Zdenka

    2013-01-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) of cancer tissue is a phenomenon in which cancer cells exhibit reduced sensitivity to a large group of unrelated drugs with different mechanisms of pharmacological activity. Mechanisms that reduce cell sensitivity to damage induced by a variety of chemicals were found to be caused by diverse, albeit well-defined, phenotypic alterations. The molecular basis of MDR commonly involves overexpression of the plasma membrane drug efflux pump - P-glycoprotein (P-gp). This glycoprotein is an ABCB1 member of the ABC transporter family. Cells that develop MDR of this type express massive amounts of P-gp that can induce a drug resistance of more than 100 times higher than normal cells to several drugs, which are substrates of P-gp. Expression of P-gp could be inherent to cancer cells with regard to the specialized tissues from which the cells originated. This is often designated as intrinsic Pgp- mediated MDR. However, overexpression of P-gp may be induced by selection and/or adaptation of cells during exposure to anticancer drugs; this particular example is known as acquired P-gp-mediated MDR. Drugs that are potential inducers of P-gp are often substrates of this transporter. However, several substances that have been proven to not be transportable by P-gp (such as cisplatin or alltrans retinoic acid) could induce minor improvements in P-gp overexpression. It is generally accepted that the drug efflux activity of Pgp is a major cause of reduced cell sensitivity to several compounds. However, P-gp may have side effects that are independent of its drug efflux activity. Several authors have described a direct influence of P-gp on the function of proteins involved in regulatory pathways, including apoptotic progression (such as p53, caspase-3 and Pokemon). Moreover, alterations of cell regulatory pathways, including protein expression, glycosylation and phosphorylation, have been demonstrated in cells overexpressing P-gp, which may consequently induce changes in cell sensitivity to substances that are not P-gp substrates or modulators. We recently reported that P-gppositive L1210 cells exhibit reduced sensitivity to cisplatin, concanavalin A, thapsigargin and tunicamycin. Thus, P-gp-mediated MDR represents a more complex process than was expected, and the unintended effects of P-gp overexpression should be considered when describing this phenotype. The present review aims to provide the most current informations about P-gp-mediated MDR while paying particular attention to the possible dual function of this protein as a drug efflux pump and a regulatory protein that influences diverse cell processes. From a clinical standpoint, overexpression of P-gp in cancer cells represents a real obstacle to effective chemotherapy for malignant diseases. Therefore, this protein should be considered as a viable target for pharmaceutical design. PMID:22931413

  3. Higher Desolvation Energy Reduces Molecular Recognition in Multi-Drug Resistant HIV-1 Protease

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    Ladislau C. Kovari

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Designing HIV-1 protease inhibitors that overcome drug-resistance is still a challenging task. In this study, four clinical isolates of multi-drug resistant HIV-1 proteases that exhibit resistance to all the US FDA-approved HIV-1 protease inhibitors and also reduce the substrate recognition ability were examined. A multi-drug resistant HIV-1 protease isolate, MDR 769, was co-crystallized with the p2/NC substrate and the mutated CA/p2 substrate, CA/p2 P1’F. Both substrates display different levels of molecular recognition by the wild-type and multi-drug resistant HIV-1 protease. From the crystal structures, only limited differences can be identified between the wild-type and multi-drug resistant protease. Therefore, a wild-type HIV-1 protease and four multi-drug resistant HIV-1 proteases in complex with the two peptides were modeled based on the crystal structures and examined during a 10 ns-molecular dynamics simulation. The simulation results reveal that the multi-drug resistant HIV-1 proteases require higher desolvation energy to form complexes with the peptides. This result suggests that the desolvation of the HIV-1 protease active site is an important step of protease-ligand complex formation as well as drug resistance. Therefore, desolvation energy could be considered as a parameter in the evaluation of future HIV-1 protease inhibitor candidates.

  4. Acquired Multidrug Antifungal Resistance in Candida lusitaniae during Therapy.

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    Asner, Sandra A; Giulieri, Stefano; Diezi, Manuel; Marchetti, Oscar; Sanglard, Dominique

    2015-12-01

    Candida lusitaniae is usually susceptible to echinocandins. Beta-1,3-glucan synthase encoded by FKS genes is the target of echinocandins. A few missense mutations in the C. lusitaniae FKS1 hot spot 1 (HS1) have been reported. We report here the rapid emergence of antifungal resistance in C. lusitaniae isolated during therapy with amphotericin B (AMB), caspofungin (CAS), and azoles for treatment of persistent candidemia in an immunocompromised child with severe enterocolitis and visceral adenoviral disease. As documented from restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis, the five C. lusitaniae isolates examined were related to each other. From antifungal susceptibility and molecular analyses, 5 different profiles (P) were obtained. These profiles included the following: profile 1 (P1) (CAS MIC [?g/ml], 0.5; fluconazole [FLC] MIC, 0.25), determined while the patient was being treated with liposomal AMB for 3 months; P2 (FLC MIC [?g/ml], 0.25; CAS MIC, 4), while the patient was being treated with CAS for 2 weeks; P3 (CAS MIC [?g/ml], 0.5; FLC MIC, 32), while the patient was being treated with azoles and CAS initially followed by azoles alone for a week; P4 (CAS MIC [?g/ml], 8; FLC MIC, 8), while the patient was being treated with both drugs for 3 weeks; and P5 (AMB MIC [?g/ml], 0.125; CAS MIC, 8), while the patient was being treated with AMB and FLC for 2 weeks. CAS resistance was associated with resistance not only to micafungin and anidulafungin but also to AMB. Analysis of CAS resistance revealed 3 novel FKS1 mutations in CAS-resistant isolates (S638Y in P2; S631Y in P4; S638P in P5). While S638Y and -P are within HS1, S631Y is in close proximity to this domain but was confirmed to confer candin resistance using a site-directed mutagenesis approach. FLC resistance could be linked with overexpression of major facilitator gene 7 (MFS7) in C. lusitaniae P2 and P4 and was associated with resistance to 5-flurocytosine. This clinical report describes resistance of C. lusitaniae to all common antifungals. While candins or azole resistance followed monotherapy, multidrug antifungal resistance emerged during combined therapy. PMID:26438490

  5. Prevalence of Multidrug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Mycobacteria growth

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    Livani S

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and objectives: Identification and monitoring ofmultidrugresistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains (MDR ishighlighted by the high risk of their spreading in different areas.Prevalence of these strains was evaluated in Golestan province innortheast of Iran.Material and Methods: Drug susceptibility testing to Isoniazid andrifampin was carried out for 148 clinical samples that had grown inMycobacteria growth indicator tube (MGIT system, according to themanufacturer's instructions (Becton-Dickinson, USA. The associationof drug resistance frequency with demographic characteristics andgrowth time were investigated. The appropriate statistical tests, X2 andstudent Ttest were performed for comparison of these variants. A pvalue>0.05 was considered significant in all cases.Results: The turnaround time required for growth of Mycobacteriumtuberculosis in MGIT system was between 2 to 55 days (mean16.3±10.4 days. Of all samples studied, 17.6% and 3.4% wereresistant to Isoniazid and rifampin, respectively, and 3.4% (5 sampleswere MDR (CI 95%; 1- 6%. The turnaround time required fordetermining MDR cases was 9.6 days. No statistically significantassociation was found between the resistance to the drugs and none ofthe factors including sex, age, type of clinical sample, and positivity ofthe smear.Conclusion: The prevalence of MDR in the studied region wasdetermined to be 3.4% which is similar to the country-wideevaluations. The turnaround time for Mycobacterium growth and antidrug susceptibility result can be shortened by MGIT method.Key words: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium GrowthIndicator Tube, Multidrug Resistant

  6. Role of multidrug resistance associated proteins in drug development.

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    Zhou, S F

    2008-12-01

    The multidrug resistance associated proteins (MRP1, MRP2, MRP3, MRP4, MRP5, MRP6, MRP7, MRP8 and MRP9) belongs to the ATP-binding cassette superfamily (ABCC family) of transporters expressed differentially in the liver, kidney, intestine and blood-brain barrier. MRPs transport a structurally diverse array of endo- and xenobiotics and their metabolites (in particular conjugates) and are subject to induction and inhibition by a variety of compounds. An increased efflux of natural product anticancer drugs and other anticancer agents by MRPs in cancer cells is associated with tumor resistance. These transporting proteins play a role in the absorption, distribution and elimination of various compounds in the body. There are increased reports on the clinical impact of genetic mutations of genes encoding MRP1-9. Therefore, MRPs have an important role in drug development, and a better understanding of their function and regulating mechanism can help minimize and avoid drug toxicity, unfavourable drug-drug interactions, and to overcome drug resistance. PMID:22504741

  7. Prognostic significance of multidrug-resistance protein (MDR-1) in renal clear cell carcinomas: A five year follow-up analysis

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    A large number of renal cancer patients shows poor or partial response to chemotherapy and the mechanisms have not been still understood. Multi-drug resistance is the principal mechanism by which many cancers develop resistance to chemotherapic drugs. The role of the multi-drug resistant transporter (MDR-1/P-glycoprotein), the gene product of MDR-1, and that one of the so-called multi-drug resistance associated protein (MRP), two energy-dependent efflux pumps, are commonly known to confer drug resistance. We studied MDR-1 expression in selected cases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), clear cell type, with long-term follow-up, in order to establish its prognostic role and its possible contribution in the choice of post-surgical therapy. MDR-1 has been studied by standard LSAB-HRP immunohistochemical technique, in paraffin embedded RCC samples. Protein expression has been compared to clinical and histopathological data and to disease specific survival of RCC patients, by Kaplan-Meier curve and Cox multivariate regression analyses. Two groups of RCCs were obtained by esteeming MDR-1 expression and disease specific survival (obtained with Kaplan-Meier curve and Cox multivariate regression analyses): the first one presents low or absent MDR-1 expression and good survival; the second one is characterized by high MDR-1 expression and significant poor outcome (p < 0.05). Afterwards, we have found disease specific survival, adjusted for stages and independent of therapy: this difference of survival rates was statistically significant (p < 0.05). Stage adjusted disease specific survival rate, according to MDR-1 expression and therapy in patients affected by RCC in early stage (stage I), has revealed that the group of patients with high MDR-1 expression and without adjuvant therapy showed poor survival (p < 0.05). Cox multivariate regression analysis has confirmed that, in our cohort of RCC (clear cell type) patients, the strong association between MDR-1 and worse outcome is independent not only of the adjuvant therapy, but also of the other prognostic parameters (p < 0.05). In our opinion, the results of this study well prove the relationship between MDR-1 expression and worse clinical prognosis in RCC, because MDR-1 over-expressing RCCs can be considered a group of tumours with a more aggressive behavior. This finding outlines a possible role of MDR-1 as prognostic factor, dependent and independent of multidrug resistance. These results could be useful to predict cancer evolution and to choose the appropriate treatment: this is another step that can stimulate further promising and interesting investigations on broader study population

  8. Comparison of P-glycoprotein expression in cell lines and xenogragraft sections using I-125 MRK-16 monoclonal antibody (MAB)

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    Mehta, B.M.; Kostakoglu, L.; Levchenko, A. [Kettering Cancer, New York, NY (United States)] [and others

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    P-glycoprotein (Pgp) is known to be associated with multidrug resistance (MDR). Quantitation of P-glycoprotein expression may permit appropriate therapy depending on Pgp expression in tumors. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the utility of quantitative autoradiography (QAR) in the quantification of MDR using MRK-16, a murine IgG mAb reactive against Pgp. Balb/c mice were xenografted with colchicine resistant BE(2)C/CHC cells. Animals with established tumors were sacrificed, and 8 {mu}m tumor sections were prepared. Mab MRK-16 was labeled with I-125 (150 {mu}Ci/0.625 nmole) by the iodogen method and subsequently purified by size exclusion chromatography. Consecutive tumor sections were incubated overnight at 4{degrees}C with serial dilutions of I-125 MRK-16. Similarly cell suspensions containing 1 X 10{sup 7} cells per ml were also incubated with serial dilutions. QAR analysis of tissue sections of BE(2)C/CHC tumors growing as xenografts in nude mice, determined the binding affinity (K{sub a}) for MRK-16 to be 1 x 10{sup 9} L/M and the number of binding sites (B{sub max}) to be 137, 700 per cell (222 picomols/g); it compared very well with the K{sub a} value of 5 x 10{sup 8} L/M and the B{sub max} value of 130,000 per cell (217 picomols/g) obtained from binding analysis with cell suspensions.

  9. Antimicrobial resistance determinant microarray for analysis of multi-drug resistant isolates

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    Taitt, Chris Rowe; Leski, Tomasz; Stenger, David; Vora, Gary J.; House, Brent; Nicklasson, Matilda; Pimentel, Guillermo; Zurawski, Daniel V.; Kirkup, Benjamin C.; Craft, David; Waterman, Paige E.; Lesho, Emil P.; Bangurae, Umaru; Ansumana, Rashid

    2012-06-01

    The prevalence of multidrug-resistant infections in personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan has made it challenging for physicians to choose effective therapeutics in a timely fashion. To address the challenge of identifying the potential for drug resistance, we have developed the Antimicrobial Resistance Determinant Microarray (ARDM) to provide DNAbased analysis for over 250 resistance genes covering 12 classes of antibiotics. Over 70 drug-resistant bacteria from different geographic regions have been analyzed on ARDM, with significant differences in patterns of resistance identified: genes for resistance to sulfonamides, trimethoprim, chloramphenicol, rifampin, and macrolide-lincosamidesulfonamide drugs were more frequently identified in isolates from sources in Iraq/Afghanistan. Of particular concern was the presence of genes responsible for resistance to many of the last-resort antibiotics used to treat war traumaassociated infections.

  10. Human multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium bovis infection in Mexico.

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    Vazquez-Chacon, Carlos A; Martínez-Guarneros, Armando; Couvin, David; González-Y-Merchand, Jorge A; Rivera-Gutierrez, Sandra; Escobar-Gutierrez, Alejandro; De-la-Cruz López, Juan J; Gomez-Bustamante, Adriana; Gonzalez-Macal, Gabriela A; Gonçalves Rossi, Livia Maria; Muñiz-Salazar, Raquel; Rastogi, Nalin; Vaughan, Gilberto

    2015-12-01

    Here, we describe the molecular characterization of six human Mycobacterium bovis clinical isolates, including three multidrug resistant (MDR) strains, collected in Mexico through the National Survey on Tuberculosis Drug Resistance (ENTB-2008), a nationally representative survey conducted during 2008-2009 in nine states with a stratified cluster sampling design. The genetic background of bovine M. bovis strains identified in three different states of Mexico was studied in parallel to assess molecular relatedness of bovine and human strains. Additionally, resistance to first and second line anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs and molecular identification of mutations conferring drug resistance was also performed. All strains were characterized by spoligotyping and 24-loci MIRU-VNTRs, and analyzed using the SITVIT2 (n = 112,000 strains) and SITVITBovis (n = 25,000 strains) proprietary databases of Institut Pasteur de la Guadeloupe. Furthermore, data from this study (n = 55 isolates), were also compared with genotypes recorded for M. bovis from USA (n = 203), Argentina (n = 726), as well as other isolates from Mexico (independent from the present study; n = 147), to determine any evidence for genetic relatedness between circulating M. bovis strains. The results showed that all human M. bovis cases were not genetically related between them or to any bovine strain. Interestingly, a high degree of genetic variability was observed among bovine strains. Several autochthonous and presumably imported strains were identified. The emergence of drug-resistant M. bovis is an important public health problem that jeopardizes the success of TB control programs in the region. PMID:26299906

  11. Multidrug resistance in fungi: regulation of transporter-encoding gene expression.

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    Paul, Sanjoy; Moye-Rowley, W Scott

    2014-01-01

    A critical risk to the continued success of antifungal chemotherapy is the acquisition of resistance; a risk exacerbated by the few classes of effective antifungal drugs. Predictably, as the use of these drugs increases in the clinic, more resistant organisms can be isolated from patients. A particularly problematic form of drug resistance that routinely emerges in the major fungal pathogens is known as multidrug resistance. Multidrug resistance refers to the simultaneous acquisition of tolerance to a range of drugs via a limited or even single genetic change. This review will focus on recent progress in understanding pathways of multidrug resistance in fungi including those of most medical relevance. Analyses of multidrug resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae have provided the most detailed outline of multidrug resistance in a eukaryotic microorganism. Multidrug resistant isolates of S. cerevisiae typically result from changes in the activity of a pair of related transcription factors that in turn elicit overproduction of several target genes. Chief among these is the ATP-binding cassette (ABC)-encoding gene PDR5. Interestingly, in the medically important Candida species, very similar pathways are involved in acquisition of multidrug resistance. In both C. albicans and C. glabrata, changes in the activity of transcriptional activator proteins elicits overproduction of a protein closely related to S. cerevisiae Pdr5 called Cdr1. The major filamentous fungal pathogen, Aspergillus fumigatus, was previously thought to acquire resistance to azole compounds (the principal antifungal drug class) via alterations in the azole drug target-encoding gene cyp51A. More recent data indicate that pathways in addition to changes in the cyp51A gene are important determinants in A. fumigatus azole resistance. We will discuss findings that suggest azole resistance in A. fumigatus and Candida species may share more mechanistic similarities than previously thought. PMID:24795641

  12. Multidrug Resistance in Fungi: Regulation of Transporter-encoding Gene Expression

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    ScottMoye-Rowley

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A critical risk to the continued success of antifungal chemotherapy is the acquisition of resistance; a risk exacerbated by the few classes of effective antifungal drugs. Predictably, as the use of these drugs increases in the clinic, more resistant organisms can be isolated from patients. A particularly problematic form of drug resistance that routinely emerges in the major fungal pathogens is known as multidrug resistance. Multidrug resistance refers to the simultaneous acquisition of tolerance to a range of drugs via a limited or even single genetic change. This review will focus on recent progress in understanding pathways of multidrug resistance in fungi including those of most medical relevance. Analyses of multidrug resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae have provided the most detailed outline of multidrug resistance in a eukaryotic microorganism. Multidrug resistant isolates of S. cerevisiae typically result from changes in the activity of a pair of related transcription factors that in turn elicit overproduction of several target genes. Chief among these is the ATP-binding cassette-encoding gene PDR5. Interestingly, in the medically important Candida species, very similar pathways are involved in acquisition of multidrug resistance. In both C. albicans and C. glabrata, changes in the activity of transcriptional activator proteins elicits overproduction of a protein closely related to S. cerevisiae Pdr5 called Cdr1. The major filamentous fungal pathogen, Aspergillus fumigatus, was previously thought to acquire resistance to azole compounds (the principal antifungal drug class via alterations in the azole drug target-encoding gene cyp51A. More recent data indicate that pathways in addition to changes in the cyp51A gene are important determinants in A. fumigatus azole resistance. We will discuss findings that suggest azole resistance in A. fumigatus and Candida species may share more mechanistic similarities than previously thought.

  13. Identification of multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1) in equine ileum / Identificação do gene de resistência múltipla aos fármacos no íleo de eqüinos

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    Cláudio Corrêa, Natalini; Renata Lehn, Linardi.

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    Full Text Available P-glicoproteína (P-gp) é uma membrana de transporte expressa pelo gene de resistência múltipla (MDR1), presente em diversos tecidos e normais e células tumorais. Embora o gene MDR1 e a P-gp já tenham sido identificados em diferentes espécies, ainda não se têm informações com relação à especie equina [...] . O gene MDR1 e a P-gp são capazes de interferir com a bioviabilidade e a disposição de diversos fármacos, alterando a farmacocinética e a farmacodinâmica dos mesmos. A presença do gene MDR1 e da P-gp no sistema nervoso central impede a entrada de certos fármacos neste tecido e, no trato gastrointestinal, eles reduzem a absorção de fármacos e aumentam sua eliminação. Neste estudo, comprovou-se pela primeira vez, a presença do gene MDR1 no íleo de eqüinos. Sugere-se que estudos futuros sejam realizados para a determinação do impacto da presença da P-glicoproteína nos efeitos de diversos fármacos em eqüinos. Abstract in english P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a membrane transporter encoded in the Multi-drug Resistance (MDR1) gene expressed in several normal tissues and over expressed in tumor cells. P-gp was already identified in different species but not yet in equine. MDR1 gene and P-gp are able to interfere with bioavailabilit [...] y and disposition of several drugs, altering pharmacokinetic and pharmacodinamic of drugs. The presence of the MDR1 and P-gp in the central nervous system blocks the entry of certain drugs in this tissue and reduces drug absorption and enhances drug elimination when P-gp and MDR1 are presented in the gastrointestinal tract. This study showed that the MDR1 gene is present in equine ileum. Future studies on the impact of the P-glycoprotein encoded gene MDR1 on drugs pharmacologic effects in horses are granted.

  14. Predicting P-glycoprotein-mediated drug transport based on support vector machine and three-dimensional crystal structure of P-glycoprotein.

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    Bikadi, Zsolt; Hazai, Istvan; Malik, David; Jemnitz, Katalin; Veres, Zsuzsa; Hari, Peter; Ni, Zhanglin; Loo, Tip W; Clarke, David M; Hazai, Eszter; Mao, Qingcheng

    2011-01-01

    Human P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is an ATP-binding cassette multidrug transporter that confers resistance to a wide range of chemotherapeutic agents in cancer cells by active efflux of the drugs from cells. P-gp also plays a key role in limiting oral absorption and brain penetration and in facilitating biliary and renal elimination of structurally diverse drugs. Thus, identification of drugs or new molecular entities to be P-gp substrates is of vital importance for predicting the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, or tissue levels of drugs or drug candidates. At present, publicly available, reliable in silico models predicting P-gp substrates are scarce. In this study, a support vector machine (SVM) method was developed to predict P-gp substrates and P-gp-substrate interactions, based on a training data set of 197 known P-gp substrates and non-substrates collected from the literature. We showed that the SVM method had a prediction accuracy of approximately 80% on an independent external validation data set of 32 compounds. A homology model of human P-gp based on the X-ray structure of mouse P-gp as a template has been constructed. We showed that molecular docking to the P-gp structures successfully predicted the geometry of P-gp-ligand complexes. Our SVM prediction and the molecular docking methods have been integrated into a free web server (http://pgp.althotas.com), which allows the users to predict whether a given compound is a P-gp substrate and how it binds to and interacts with P-gp. Utilization of such a web server may prove valuable for both rational drug design and screening. PMID:21991360

  15. Molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates.

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    Hou, Xiang-Hua; Song, Xiu-Yu; Ma, Xiao-Bo; Zhang, Shi-Yang; Zhang, Jia-Qin

    2015-01-01

    Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important cause of healthcare-associated infections worldwide. Selective pressure, the extensive use of antibiotics, and the conjugational transmission of antibiotic resistance genes across bacterial species and genera facilitate the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) K. pneumoniae. Here, we examined the occurrence, phenotypes and genetic features of MDR K. pneumoniae isolated from patients in intensive care units (ICUs) at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University in Xiamen, China, from January to December 2011. Thirty-eight MDR K. pneumoniae strains were collected. These MDR K. pneumoniae isolates possessed at least seven antibiotic resistance determinants, which contribute to the high-level resistance of these bacteria to aminoglycosides, macrolides, quinolones and ?-lactams. Among these isolates, 24 strains were extended-spectrum ?-lactamase (ESBL) producers, 2 strains were AmpC producers, and 12 strains were both ESBL and AmpC producers. The 38 MDR isolates also contained class I (28/38) and class II integrons (10/38). All 28 class I-positive isolates contained aacC1, aacC4, orfX, orfX' and aadA1 genes. ?-lactam resistance was conferred through bla SHV (22/38), bla TEM (10/38), and bla CTX-M (7/38). The highly conserved bla KPC-2 (37/38) and bla OXA-23(1/38) alleles were responsible for carbapenem resistance, and a gyrAsite mutation (27/38) and the plasmid-mediated qnrB gene (13/38) were responsible for quinolone resistance. Repetitive-sequence-based PCR (REP-PCR) fingerprinting of these MDR strains revealed the presence of five groups and sixteen patterns. The MDR strains from unrelated groups showed different drug resistance patterns; however, some homologous strains also showed different drug resistance profiles. Therefore, REP-PCR-based analyses can provide information to evaluate the epidemic status of nosocomial infection caused by MDR K. pneumoniae; however, this test lacks the power to discriminate some isolates. Thus, we propose that both genotyping and REP-PCR typing should be used to distinguish genetic groups beyond the species level. PMID:26413058

  16. Hospital costs of nosocomial multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We aimed to assess the hospital economic costs of nosocomial multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition. Methods A retrospective study of all hospital admissions between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2006 was carried out in a 420-bed, urban, tertiary-care teaching hospital in Barcelona (Spain. All patients with a first positive clinical culture for P. aeruginosa more than 48 h after admission were included. Patient and hospitalization characteristics were collected from hospital and microbiology laboratory computerized records. According to antibiotic susceptibility, isolates were classified as non-resistant, resistant and multi-drug resistant. Cost estimation was based on a full-costing cost accounting system and on the criteria of clinical Activity-Based Costing methods. Multivariate analyses were performed using generalized linear models of log-transformed costs. Results Cost estimations were available for 402 nosocomial incident P. aeruginosa positive cultures. Their distribution by antibiotic susceptibility pattern was 37.1% non-resistant, 29.6% resistant and 33.3% multi-drug resistant. The total mean economic cost per admission of patients with multi-drug resistant P. aeruginosa strains was higher than that for non-resistant strains (15,265 vs. 4,933 Euros. In multivariate analysis, resistant and multi-drug resistant strains were independently predictive of an increased hospital total cost in compared with non-resistant strains (the incremental increase in total hospital cost was more than 1.37-fold and 1.77-fold that for non-resistant strains, respectively. Conclusions P. aeruginosa multi-drug resistance independently predicted higher hospital costs with a more than 70% increase per admission compared with non-resistant strains. Prevention of the nosocomial emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms is essential to limit the strong economic impact.

  17. Reversal of the multidrug resistance by drug combination using multifunctional liposomes

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    Patel, Niravkumar R.

    One of the major obstacles to the success of cancer chemotherapy is the multi-drug resistance (MDR) that results due mainly to the over-expression of drug efflux transporter pumps such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp). Highly efficacious third generation P-gp inhibitors, like tariquidar, have shown promising results against MDR. However, P-gp is also expressed in normal tissues like the blood-brain barrier, gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidney. It is therefore important to limit the exposure of P-gp inhibitors to normal tissues and increase their co-localization with anticancer agents in tumor tissues to maximize the efficacy of a P-gp inhibitor. To minimize non-specific binding and increase its delivery to tumor tissues, liposomes, self-assembling phospholipid vesicles, were chosen as a drug delivery vehicle. The liposome has been identified as a system capable of carrying molecules with diverse physicochemical properties. It can also alter the pharmacokinetic profile of loaded molecules which is a concern with both tariquidar and paclitaxel. Liposomes can easily be surface-modified rendering them cell-specific as well as organelle-specific. The main objective of present study was to develop an efficient liposomal delivery system which would deliver therapeutic molecules of interest to tumor tissues and avoid interaction with normal tissues. In this study, the co-delivery of tariquidar and paclitaxel into tumor cells to reverse the MDR using long-circulating cationic liposomes was investigated. SKOV-3TR, the resistant variant of SKOV-3 and MCF-7/ADR, the resistant variant of MCF-7 were used as model cell lines. Uniform liposomal formulations were generated with high incorporation efficiency and no apparent decrease in tariquidar potency towards P-gp. Tariquidar- and paclitaxel- co-loaded long-circulating liposomes showed significant re-sensitization of SKOV-3TR and MCF-7/ADR for paclitaxel in vitro. Further modification of these liposomes with antitumor 2C5 resulted in increased cell association with these cancer cells. The 2C5-modified immunoliposomes, along with unmodified liposomes co-loaded with tariquidar and paclitaxel were tested for their antitumor effects in vivo. Significant tumor growth inhibition occurred with combination therapy in resistant as well as sensitive cell lines. However, immunoliposomes failed to increase antitumor effect in vivo as spontaneous accumulation of liposomes at added dose may have saturated tumor accumulation. We were also interested in evaluating physiological factors responsible for the MDR. Spheroids grown in vitro provided platform to demonstrate many characteristics of tumor tissues such as cell-cell interaction, a hypoxic core, low pH environment at core and a relevant genetic profile. In this study, spheroids were utilized to evaluate paclitaxel cytotoxity and to evaluate effects of 2C5 modification on cellular uptake. Lack of cytotoxicity was observed in spheroids treated with paclitaxel alone as well as in combination with tariquidar. Likely explanations could be the presence of cells in diverse cell cycle stages and limited penetration. Also, increased uptake was observed in spheroids when treated with 2C5-modified Rh-labeled liposomes compared to UPC10-modified Rh-labeled liposomes. Such results have clearly demonstrated the importance of using this novel research model in cancer research.

  18. Measurement of P-Glycoprotein expression in human neuroblastoma xenografts using in vitro quantitative autoradiography

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    Fonti, Rosa; Levchenko, Andrey; Mehta, Bipin M.; Zhang Jiaju; Tsuruo, Takashi; Larson, Steven M

    1999-01-01

    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) has a role in multidrug resistance (MDR) encountered in human cancers. In this study, we used the colchicine-resistant cell line BE(2)-C/CHCb(0.2), a strain of neuroblastoma cell line BE(2)-C, as a model to measure variations of P-gp expression in cells grown in vitro and in vivo. Cells were cultured in the medium supplemented with colchicine. At the beginning of the study the drug was withdrawn and, after 22 days, added back to the culture medium. Cells were harvested at various time points and xenografted in nude mice. P-gp content in cells was measured by self-competitive binding assay and in tumors, by quantitative autoradiography (QAR). Both assays were carried out using {sup 125}I-labeled monoclonal antibody MRK16, reactive with P-gp. Concentration of P-gp in cells varied from a maximum of 1,361 pmol/g in the presence of colchicine to a minimum of 374 pmol/g in the absence of colchicine in the culture medium. P-gp concentration in the tumors ranged from 929 to 188 pmol/g, which correlated with P-gp content in the cells at the time of their injection in the mice. QAR is an accurate and reliable method to quantify P-gp expression in tumors. Changes in colchicine concentration in the ambient medium of BE(2)-C/CHCb(0.2) cells growing in vitro resulted in a change in phenotype of P-gp expression, which was stable under conditions of in vivo growth over approximately 9 cell divisions in nude mice xenografts. Therefore, P-gp content in xenografts depends only on the level of resistance of the cells at the time of their injection in the mice.

  19. Measurement of P-Glycoprotein expression in human neuroblastoma xenografts using in vitro quantitative autoradiography

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    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) has a role in multidrug resistance (MDR) encountered in human cancers. In this study, we used the colchicine-resistant cell line BE(2)-C/CHCb(0.2), a strain of neuroblastoma cell line BE(2)-C, as a model to measure variations of P-gp expression in cells grown in vitro and in vivo. Cells were cultured in the medium supplemented with colchicine. At the beginning of the study the drug was withdrawn and, after 22 days, added back to the culture medium. Cells were harvested at various time points and xenografted in nude mice. P-gp content in cells was measured by self-competitive binding assay and in tumors, by quantitative autoradiography (QAR). Both assays were carried out using 125I-labeled monoclonal antibody MRK16, reactive with P-gp. Concentration of P-gp in cells varied from a maximum of 1,361 pmol/g in the presence of colchicine to a minimum of 374 pmol/g in the absence of colchicine in the culture medium. P-gp concentration in the tumors ranged from 929 to 188 pmol/g, which correlated with P-gp content in the cells at the time of their injection in the mice. QAR is an accurate and reliable method to quantify P-gp expression in tumors. Changes in colchicine concentration in the ambient medium of BE(2)-C/CHCb(0.2) cells growing in vitro resulted in a change in phenotype of P-gp expression, which was stable under conditions of in vivo growth over approximately 9 cell divisions in nude mice xenografts. Therefore, P-gp content in xenografts depends only on the level of resistance of the cells at the time of their injection in the mice

  20. Tailoring cytotoxicity of antimicrobial peptidomimetics with high activity against multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli

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    Jahnsen, Rasmus D; Sandberg-Schaal, Anne; Vissing, Karina Juul; Nielsen, Hanne Mørck; Frimodt-Møller, Niels; Franzyk, Henrik

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    Infections with multidrug-resistant pathogens are an increasing concern for public health. Recently, subtypes of peptide-peptoid hybrids were demonstrated to display potent activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Here, structural variation of these antibacterial peptidomimetics was investigated as a tool for optimizing cell selectivity. A protocol based on dimeric building blocks allowed for efficient synthesis of an array of peptide-peptoid oligomers representing length var...

  1. Tailoring Cytotoxicity of Antimicrobial Peptidomimetics with High Activity against Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli

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    Jahnsen, Rasmus D; Sandberg-Schaal, Anne; Vissing, Karina Juul; Nielsen, Hanne Mørck; Frimodt-Møller, Niels; Franzyk, Henrik

    2014-01-01

    Infections with multidrug-resistant pathogens are an increasing concern for public health. Recently, subtypes of peptide-peptoid hybrids were demonstrated to display potent activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Here, structural variation of these antibacterial peptidomimetics was investigated as a tool for optimizing cell selectivity. A protocol based on dimeric building blocks allowed for efficient synthesis of an array of peptide-peptoid oligomers representing length var...

  2. Time to Culture Conversion and Regimen Composition in Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

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    Tierney, Dylan B.; Franke, Molly F.; Becerra, Mercedes C; Alcántara Virú, Félix A.; Bonilla, César A.; Sánchez, Epifanio; Guerra, Dalia; Muñoz, Maribel; Llaro, Karim; Palacios, Eda; Mestanza, Lorena; Hurtado, Rocío M.; Furin, Jennifer J.; Shin, Sonya; Mitnick, Carole D.

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    Sputum cultures are an important tool in monitoring the response to tuberculosis treatment, especially in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. There has, however, been little study of the effect of treatment regimen composition on culture conversion. Well-designed clinical trials of new anti-tuberculosis drugs require this information to establish optimized background regimens for comparison. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess whether the use of an aggressive multidrug-resistant...

  3. H-ferritin subunit overexpression in erythroid cells reduces the oxidative stress response and induces multidrug resistance properties.

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    Epsztejn, S; Glickstein, H; Picard, V; Slotki, I N; Breuer, W; Beaumont, C; Cabantchik, Z I

    1999-11-15

    The labile iron pool (LIP) of animal cells has been implicated in cell iron regulation and as a key component of the oxidative-stress response. A major mechanism commonly implied in the downregulation of LIP has been the induced expression of ferritin (FT), particularly the heavy subunits (H-FT) that display ferroxidase activity. The effects of H-FT on LIP and other physiological parameters were studied in murine erythroleukemia (MEL) cells stably transfected with H-FT subunits. Clones expressing different levels of H-FT displayed similar concentrations of total cell iron (0.3 +/- 0.1 mmol/L) and of reduced/total glutathione. However, with increasing H-FT levels the cells expressed lower levels of LIP and reactive oxygen species (ROS) and ensuing cell death after iron loads and oxidative challenges. These results provide direct experimental support for the alleged roles of H-FT as a regulator of labile cell iron and as a possible attenuator of the oxidative cell response. H-FT overexpression was of no apparent consequence to the cellular proliferative capacity. However, concomitant with the acquisition of iron and redox regulatory capacities, the H-FT-transfectant cells commensurately acquired multidrug resistance (MDR) properties. These properties were identified as increased expression of MDR1 mRNA (by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction [RT-PCR]), P-glycoprotein (Western immunoblotting), drug transport activity (verapamil-sensitive drug efflux), and drug cytotoxicity associated with increased MDR1 or PgP. Although enhanced MDR expression per se evoked no significant changes in either LIP levels or ROS production, it might be essential for the survival of H-FT transfectants, possibly by expediting the export of cell-generated metabolites. PMID:10552971

  4. Copper bis(diphosphine) complexes: radiopharmaceuticals for the detection of multi-drug resistance in tumours by PET

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    Lewis, J.S.; Dearling, J.L.S.; Blower, P.J. [Research School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury (United Kingdom); Sosabowski, J.K.; Zweit, J.; Carnochan, P.; Kelland, L.R.; Coley, H.M. [Joint Department of Physics and CRC Centre for Cancer Therapeutics, Institute for Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton (United Kingdom)

    2000-06-01

    Experience with imaging of the multi-drug resistance (MDR) phenotype in tumours using technetium-99m sestamibi, a substrate of the P-glycoprotein (Pgp) transporter, suggests that better quantification of images and separation of MDR from other variables affecting tracer uptake in tumours are required. One approach to these problems is the development of short half-life positron-emitting tracers which are substrates of Pgp. Several lipophilic cationic copper(I) bis(diphosphine) complexes labelled with copper-64 have been synthesised and evaluated in vitro as substrates for Pgp. The synthesis is rapid and efficient with no need for purification steps. The chemistry is suitable for use with very short half-life radionuclides such as copper-62 (9.7 min) and copper-60 (23.7 min). Incubation of the complexes with human serum in vitro showed that they are sufficiently stable in serum to support clinical imaging, and the more lipophilic members of the series are taken up rapidly by cells (Chinese hamster ovary and human ovarian carcinoma) in vitro with great avidity. Uptake in human ovarian carcinoma cells is significantly reduced after several months of conditioning in the presence of doxorubicin, which induces increased Pgp expression. Uptake in hooded rat sarcoma (HSN) cells, which express Pgp, is significantly increased in the presence of the MDR modulator cyclosporin A. Biodistribution studies in hooded rats show rapid blood clearance, excretion through both kidneys and liver, and low uptake in other tissues. The one complex investigated in HSN tumour-bearing rats showed uptake in tumour increasing up to 30 min p.i. while it was decreasing in other tissues. We conclude that diphosphine ligands offer a good basis for development of radiopharmaceuticals containing copper radionuclides, and that this series of complexes should undergo further evaluation in vivo as positron emission tomography imaging agents for MDR. (orig.)

  5. Multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis from a general practice perspective

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available BM Yashodhara1, Choo Beng Huat1, Lakshmi Nagappa Naik1, Shashikiran Umakanth2, Manjunatha Hande2, Joseph M Pappachan31Department of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, India; 2Department of Medicine, Kasturaba Medical College, Manipal; 3Department of Medicine, Kottayam Medical College, Kerala, IndiaAbstract: Despite intensive efforts to eradicate the disease, tuberculosis continues to be a major threat to Indian society, with an estimated prevalence of 3.45 million cases in 2006. Emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis has complicated eradication attempts in recent years. Incomplete and/inadequate treatment are the main causes for development of drug resistance. Directly observed therapy, short-course (DOTS is the World Health Organization (WHO strategy for worldwide eradication of tuberculosis, and our country achieved 100% coverage for DOTS through the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program in 2006. For patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the WHO recommends a DOTS-Plus treatment strategy. Early detection and prompt treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is crucial to avoid spread of the disease and also because of the chances of development of potentially incurable extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in these cases. This review discusses the epidemiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and also outlines the role of primary care doctors in the management of this dangerous disease.Keywords: multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, tuberculosis, general practice

  6. Dominance of multidrug resistant CC271 clones in macrolide-resistant streptococcus pneumoniae in Arizona

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    Bowers Jolene R

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Rates of resistance to macrolide antibiotics in Streptococcus pneumoniae are rising around the world due to the spread of mobile genetic elements harboring mef(E and erm(B genes and post-vaccine clonal expansion of strains that carry them. Results Characterization of 592 clinical isolates collected in Arizona over a 10 year period shows 23.6% are macrolide resistant. The largest portion of the macrolide-resistant population, 52%, is dual mef(E/erm(B-positive. All dual-positive isolates are multidrug-resistant clonal lineages of Taiwan19F-14, mostly multilocus sequence type 320, carrying the recently described transposon Tn2010. The remainder of the macrolide resistant S. pneumoniae collection includes 31% mef(E-positive, and 9% erm(B-positive strains. Conclusions The dual-positive, multidrug-resistant S. pneumoniae clones have likely expanded by switching to non-vaccine serotypes after the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine release, and their success limits therapy options. This upsurge could have a considerable clinical impact in Arizona.

  7. P-glycoprotein-mediated transport of oxytetracycline in the Caco-2 cell model.

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    Schrickx, J; Fink-Gremmels, J

    2007-02-01

    ATP-dependent drug transporters such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), multi-drug resistance associated protein (MRP2) and breast cancer resistant protein (BCRP) are expressed at the brush border membrane of enterocytes. These efflux transporters excrete their substrates, among other various classes of antibiotics, into the lumen thus reducing net absorption as indicated by a low bioavailability after oral administration. Oxytetracycline (OTC) has been used for decennia in veterinary medicine for its extensive spectrum of antimicrobial activity. A major limitation has been, and still remains, its low bioavailability following oral administration. The present study aimed to investigate to what extent this low bioavailability is attributable to the fact that OTC is a substrate for one or more efflux transporters. As an experimental model to study the transmembrane transport of OTC, differentiated Caco-2 cells grown as monolayers on permeable supports were used. With this model it was shown that the secretion of OTC is slightly higher than its absorption. PSC833, a potent inhibitor of P-gp, decreased the secretion of OTC without affecting its absorption, while the MRP-inhibitor MK571 did not exert any effect. These data indicate that OTC is a substrate for P-gp. The affinity of OTC to these transporters seems to be rather low, as suggested by the low efflux ratio of 1:1.3. In competition experiments, OTC decreased the effluxes of other P-gp substrates such as Rhodamine123 and ivermectin. These findings are of clinical relevance, as they clearly indicate potential drug-drug interactions at the level of P-gp-mediated drug transport. PMID:17217397

  8. Cytosolic superoxide dismutase activity after photodynamic therapy, intracellular distribution of Photofrin II and hypericin, and P-glycoprotein localization in human colon adenocarcinoma.

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    Anna Marcinkowska

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available In photodynamic therapy (PDT, a tumor-selective photosensitizer is administered and then activated by exposure to a light source of applicable wavelength. Multidrug resistance (MDR is largely caused by the efflux of therapeutics from the tumor cell by means of P-glycoprotein (P-gp, resulting in reduced efficacy of the anticancer therapy. This study deals with photodynamic therapy with Photofrin II (Ph II and hypericin (Hyp on sensitive and doxorubicin-resistant colon cancer cell lines. Changes in cytosolic superoxide dismutase (SOD1 activity after PDT and the intracellular accumulation of photosensitizers in sensitive and resistant colon cancer cell lines were examined. The photosensitizers' distributions indicate that Ph II could be a potential substrate for P-gp, in contrast to Hyp. We observed an increase in SOD1 activity after PDT for both photosensitizing agents. The changes in SOD1 activity show that photodynamic action generates oxidative stress in the treated cells. P-gp appears to play a role in the intracellular accumulation of Ph II. Therefore the efficacy of PDT on multidrug-resistant cells depends on the affinity of P-gp to the photosensitizer used. The weaker accumulation of photosensitizing agents enhances the antioxidant response, and this could influence the efficacy of PDT.

  9. Differential effects of the MDR1 (multidrug resistance) gene-activating agents on protein kinase C: evidence for redundancy of mechanisms of acquired MDR in leukemia cells.

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    Shtil, A A; Ktitorova, O V; Kakpakova, E S; Holian, O

    2000-12-01

    Human leukemia cells may acquire MDR1/P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) in the course of short-term (within hours) exposure to many stress stimuli. This effect is thought to be associated with the activity of protein kinase C (PKC) (Chaudhary, Roninson, 1992. 1993). However, we show here that cytosine beta-D-arabinofuranoside (Ara C) and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA), agents that activated the MDR1 gene in the H9 T-cell leukemia line, caused different effects on PKC. Namely, TPA activated PKC whereas Ara C was without the effect. Furthermore, cell permeable ceramide, a lipid messenger known to mediate cellular effects of chemotherapeutic drugs and TPA, activated the MDR1 gene and down-regulated PKC. These results suggest that the MDR1 gene can be activated via the pathway(s) that requires PKC activity as well as via bypass of PKC. The redundancy of signaling pathways that regulate the acquisition of MDR should be taken into consideration for prevention of secondary drug resistance in hematological malignancies. PMID:11426620

  10. Principles for designing future regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    Grania Brigden

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fewer than 20% of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR tuberculosis are receiving treatment and there is an urgent need to scale up treatment programmes. One of the biggest barriers to scale-up is the treatment regimen, which is lengthy, complex, ineffective, poorly tolerated and expensive. For the first time in over 50 years, new drugs have been developed specifically to treat tuberculosis, with bedaquiline and potentially delamanid expected to be available soon for treatment of MDR cases. However, if the new drugs are merely added to the current treatment regimen, the new regimen will be at least as lengthy, cumbersome and toxic as the existing one. There is an urgent need for strategy and evidence on how to maximize the potential of the new drugs to improve outcomes and shorten treatment. We devised eight key principles for designing future treatment regimens to ensure that, once they are proven safe in clinical trials, they will be clinically effective and programmatically practicable. Regimens should contain at least one new class of drug; be broadly applicable for use against MDR and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains; contain three to five effective drugs, each from a different drug class; be delivered orally; have a simple dosing schedule; have a good side-effect profile that allows limited monitoring; last a maximum of 6 months; and have minimal interaction with antiretrovirals. Following these principles will maximize the potential of new compounds and help to overcome the clinical and programmatic disadvantages and scale-up constraints that plague the current regimen.

  11. Anthracyclines, proteasome activity and multi-drug-resistance

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    P-glycoprotein is responsible for the ATP-dependent export of certain structurally unrelated compounds including many chemotherapeutic drugs. Amplification of P-glycoprotein activity can result in multi-drug resistance and is a common cause of chemotherapy treatment failure. Therefore, there is an ongoing search for inhibitors of P-glycoprotein. Observations that cyclosporin A, and certain other substances, inhibit both the proteasome and P-glycoprotein led us to investigate whether anthracyclines, well known substrates of P-gp, also inhibit the function of the proteasome. Proteasome function was measured in cell lysates from ECV304 cells incubated with different doses of verapamil, doxorubicin, daunorubicin, idarubicin, epirubicin, topotecan, mitomycin C, and gemcitabine using a fluorogenic peptide assay. Proteasome function in living cells was monitored using ECV304 cells stably transfected with the gene for an ubiquitin/green fluorescent protein fusion protein. The ability of the proteasome inhibitor MG-132 to affect P-glycoprotein function was monitored by fluorescence due to accumulation of daunorubicin in P-glycoprotein overexpressing KB 8-5 cells. Verapamil, daunorubicin, doxorubicin, idarubicin, and epirubicin inhibited 26S chymotrypsin-like function in ECV304 extracts in a dose-dependent fashion. With the exception of daunorubicin, 20S proteasome function was also suppressed. The proteasome inhibitor MG-132 caused a dose-dependent accumulation of daunorubicin in KB 8-5 cells that overexpress P-glycoprotein, suggesting that it blocked P-glycoprotein function. Our data indicate that anthracyclines inhibit the 26S proteasome as well as P-glycoprotein. Use of inhibitors of either pathway in cancer therapy should take this into consideration and perhaps use it to advantage, for example during chemosensitization by proteasome inhibitors

  12. Conservation of the multidrug resistance efflux gene oprM in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    BIANCO, N.; Neshat, S; Poole, K

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    An intragenic probe derived from the multidrug resistance gene oprM hybridized with genomic DNA from all 20 serotypes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and from all 34 environmental and clinical isolates tested, indicating that the MexA-MexB-OprM multidrug efflux system is highly conserved in this organism. The oprM probe also hybridized with genomic DNA from Pseudomonas aureofaciens, Pseudomonas chlororaphis, Pseudomonas syringae, Burkholderia pseudomallei, and Pseudomonas putida, suggesting that ef...

  13. Reversal in multidrug resistance by magnetic nanoparticle of Fe3O4 loaded with adriamycin and tetrandrine in K562/A02 leukemic cells

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Baoan Chen1,5, Qian Sun1,5, Xuemei Wang2, Feng Gao1, Yongyuan Dai1, Yan Yin1, Jiahua Ding1, Chong Gao1, Jian Cheng1, Jingyuan Li2, Xinchen Sun1, Ningna Chen1, Wenlin Xu3, Huiling Shen3, Delong Liu41Department of Hematology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, China; 2State Key Lab of Bioelectronics(Chien-Shiung Wu Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China; 3Department of Hematology, The First People’s Hospital of Zhenjiang, Zhenjiang, China; 4Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, NY, USA; 5These authors have contributed equally to this work.Abstract: Drug resistance is a primary hindrance for efficiency of chemotherapy. To investigate whether Fe3O4-magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4-MNPs loaded with adriamycin (ADM and tetrandrine (Tet would play a synergetic reverse role in multidrug resistant cell, we prepared the drug-loaded nanoparticles by mechanical absorption polymerization to act with K562 and one of its resistant cell line K562/A02. The survival of cells which were cultured with these conjugates for 48 h was observed by MTT assay. Using cells under the same condition described before, we took use of fluorescence microscope to measure fluorescence intensity of intracellular ADM at an excitation wavelength of 488 nm. P-glycoprotein (P-gp was analyzed with flow cytometer. The expression of mdr1 mRNA was measured by RT-PCR. The results showed that the growth inhibition efficacy of both the two cells increased with augmenting concentrations of Fe3O4-MNPs which were loaded with drugs. No linear correlation was found between fluorescence intensity of intracellular adriamycin and augmenting concentration of Fe3O4-MNPs. Tet could downregulate the level of mdr-1 gene and decrease the expression of P-gp. Furthermore, Tet polymerized with Fe3O4-MNPs reinforced this downregulation, causing a 100-fold more decrease in mdr1 mRNA level, but did not reduce total P-gp content. Our results suggest that Fe3O4-MNPs loaded with ADM or Tet can enhance the effective accumulation of the drugs in K562/A02. We propose that Fe3O4-MNPs loaded with ADM and Tet probably have synergetic effect on reversal in multidrug resistance.Keywords: magnetic nanoparticles, tetrandrine, adriamycin, multidrug resistance reversal, leukemia K562/A02

  14. Multidrug resistance 1 gene polymorphisms may determine Crohn's disease behavior in patients from Rio de Janeiro

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    Ana Teresa P., Carvalho; Renata S.B., Fróes; Barbara C., Esberard; Juliana C.V.C., Santos; Davy C. M., Rapozo; Ana B., Grinman; Tatiana A., Simão; Pedro, Nicolau Neto; Ronir R., Luiz; Antonio José V., Carneiro; Heitor S.P. de, Souza; Luis Felipe, Ribeiro-Pinto.

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Conflicting data from studies on the potential role of multidrug resistance 1 gene polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel disease may result from the analysis of genetically and geographically distinct populations. Here, we investigated whether multidrug resistance 1 gene polymorphisms are [...] associated with inflammatory bowel diseases in patients from Rio de Janeiro. METHODS: We analyzed 123 Crohn's disease patients and 83 ulcerative colitis patients to determine the presence of the multidrug resistance 1 gene polymorphisms C1236T, G2677T and C3435T. In particular, the genotype frequencies of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients were analyzed. Genotype-phenotype associations with major clinical characteristics were established, and estimated risks were calculated for the mutations. RESULTS: No significant difference was observed in the genotype frequencies of the multidrug resistance 1 G2677T/A and C3435T polymorphisms between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients. In contrast, the C1236T polymorphism was significantly more common in Crohn's disease than in ulcerative colitis (p?=?0.047). A significant association was also found between the multidrug resistance 1 C3435T polymorphism and the stricturing form of Crohn's disease (OR: 4.13; p?=?0.009), whereas no association was found with penetrating behavior (OR: 0.33; p?=?0.094). In Crohn's disease, a positive association was also found between the C3435T polymorphism and corticosteroid resistance/refractoriness (OR: 4.14; p?=?0.010). However, no significant association was found between multidrug resistance 1 gene polymorphisms and UC subphenotypic categories. CONCLUSION: The multidrug resistance 1 gene polymorphism C3435T is associated with the stricturing phenotype and an inappropriate response to therapy in Crohn's disease. This association with Crohn's disease may support additional pathogenic roles for the multidrug resistance 1 gene in regulating gut-microbiota interactions and in mediating fibrosis. Understanding the effects of several drugs associated with multidrug resistance 1 gene variants may aid in the selection of customized therapeutic regimens.

  15. ACTION OF NEWER DISINFECTANTS ON MULTIDRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Current procedures for infection control in hospital environments have not been successful in curbing the rise in infections by multi-drug-resistant (MDR pathogens. Emergence of resistance to chemical disinfectants is increasing steadily and has been reported worldwide. So prevention of multidrug-resistant health care associated infections (HAI has become a priority issue and great challenge to clinicians. This requires appropriate sterilization and disinfection procedures and strict adherence to protocol in infection control policy. There is a need to evaluate the efficacy of newer disinfectants which have come into the market for better control of HAI. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare disinfection efficacy of three newer disinfectants– Novacide (didecyldimethylammonium chloride and polyhexamethylene biguanide, Silvicide a strong oxidizing agent (hydrogen peroxide and silver nitrate and Virkon, a powerful oxidizing agent (a stabilized blend of peroxygen compounds and potassium salts, pitting them against two time-honored conventional disinfectants phenol and lysol and testing them against common MDR clinical isolates, reference strains and spores. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All the disinfectants at different dilutions were tested for bactericidal efficacy by liquid suspension time-kill tests. A heavy initial microbial load was simulated by preparing bacterial inoculum. Numbers of viable cells were counted and reduction in microbial colony counts before and after disinfectant exposure was expressed as log reduction. RESULTS: Among the disinfectants, Novacide was most effective. All clinical MDR bacterial isolates and reference strains were killed within 30 seconds of exposure at 0.156% solution, whereas spores got killed after 30 minutes of exposure at 2.5% solution which is the recommended concentration. For Silvicide all vegetative bacteria were killed at 5% solution after 20 minutes contact time and at 20% solution after 10 minutes contact time where recommended concentration is 20%. Spores also were killed at 20% solution after 1 hour contact time. Virkon was very effective for vegetative bacteria at 1% solution (which is the recommended concentration, killing within 30 seconds, but for exerting sporicidal action took 2 hours contact time. The conventional disinfectant phenol has currently restricted use because of its corrosive nature and high toxicity but still is considered as standard disinfectant for microbicidal efficacy testing methods. Lysol, the most widely used hospital disinfectant was found to be least effective among the five disinfectants. Both phenol and Lysol exerted poor sporicidal effect. CONCLUSION: Novacide is the most effective disinfectant in our study. Also Silvicide and Virkon being sporicidal agent can be considered as high level disinfectant, but Virkon required much greater time exposure inappropriate for routine hospital uses including instrument disinfection, floor cleaning and waste disposal

  16. P-glycoprotein alters blood–brain barrier penetration of antiepileptic drugs in rats with medically intractable epilepsy

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    Ma A; Wang C.; Chen Y; Yuan W.

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    Aimei Ma,1,* Cuicui Wang,2,3,* Yinghui Chen,2,3 Weien Yuan4 1Department of Neurology, The People's Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, 2Department of Neurology, Jinshan Hospital, Fudan University, 3Department of Neurology, Shanghai Medical College, Shanghai, 4School of Pharmacy, Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: P-glycoprotein is one of the earliest known multidrug transporters and plays an i...

  17. Ligand and structure-based classification models for Prediction of P-glycoprotein inhibitors

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    Klepsch, Freya; Poongavanam, Vasanthanathan

    2014-01-01

    The ABC transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) actively transports a wide range of drugs and toxins out of cells, and is therefore related to multidrug resistance and the ADME profile of therapeutics. Thus, development of predictive in silico models for the identification of P-gp inhibitors is of great interest in the field of drug discovery and development. So far in-silico P-gp inhibitor prediction was dominated by ligand-based approaches, due to the lack of high-quality structural information about P-gp. The present study aims at comparing the P-gp inhibitor/non-inhibitor classification performance obtained by docking into a homology model of P-gp, to supervised machine learning methods, such as Kappa nearest neighbor, support vector machine (SVM), random forest and binary QSAR, by using a large, structurally diverse data set. In addition, the applicability domain of the models was assessed using an algorithm based on Euclidean distance. Results show that random forest and SVM performed best for classification of P-gp inhibitors and non-inhibitors, correctly predicting 73/75 % of the external test set compounds. Classification based on the docking experiments using the scoring function ChemScore resulted in the correct prediction of 61 % of the external test set. This demonstrates that ligand-based models currently remain the methods of choice for accurately predicting P-gp inhibitors. However, structure-based classification offers information about possible drug/protein interactions, which helps in understanding the molecular basis of ligand-transporter interaction and could therefore also support lead optimization.

  18. Suppression of multidrug resistance by rosiglitazone treatment in human ovarian cancer cells through downregulation of FZD1 and MDR1 genes.

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    Zhang, Hui; Jing, Xuanxuan; Wu, Xiaojuan; Hu, Jing; Zhang, Xiaofang; Wang, Xiao; Su, Peng; Li, Weiwei; Zhou, Gengyin

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major obstacle in the successful treatment of ovarian cancer. One of the most common causes of MDR is overexpression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp), encoded by the MDR1 gene. The MDR1 gene is a direct target of the Wnt/?-catenin signaling pathway, which plays an important role in ovarian cancer. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ? (PPAR?) ligands have been found to protect against development of cancer through the Wnt/?-catenin pathway. To investigate the effect of PPAR? ligands on MDR1/P-gp expression, we treated a MDR ovarian cancer cell subline, A2780/Taxol, with different concentrations of rosiglitazone (Rosi), a member of the synthetic PPAR? ligands. Rosi downregulated FZD1 and MDR1/P-gp expression in a concentration-dependent manner. In addition, nuclear ?-catenin levels and its transcriptional activity decreased significantly. In conclusion, Rosi may reverse MDR of ovarian cancer cells by downregulating the Wnt/?-catenin pathway with the suppression of FZD1. PMID:26053275

  19. Novel function of N,N-bis(2-chloroethyl)docos-13-enamide for reversal of multidrug resistance in tongue cancer.

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    Qin, Qing; Ma, Peng-Fei; Kuang, Xiao-Cong; Gao, Ming-Xing; Mo, De-Huan; Xia, Shuang; Jin, Ning; Xia, Jun-Jie; Qi, Zhong-Quan; Lin, Cui-Wu

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a key element in the failure of chemotherapies, and development of agents to overcome MDR is crucial to improving cancer treatments. The overexpression of glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs) is one of the major mechanisms of MDR. Because some agents used in traditional Chinese medicine have strong antitumor effects coupled with low toxicity; we investigated the ability of N,N-bis(2-chloroethyl)docos-13-enamide (compound J), the synthesized analog of a highly unsaturated fatty acid from Isatis tinctoria L., to reverse the MDR induced by adriamycin (ADM) in TCA8113/ADM cells. We found that compound J significantly increased the cytotoxicity of ADM in TCA8113/ADM cells, with a reversal fold of 2.461. Analysis of the mechanisms through which compound J reversed MDR indicated that compound J significantly decreased the activity of GSTs and enhanced the depletion of GSH in TCA8113/ADM cells, but did not affect the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) efflux. Taken together, our data suggested that compound J was an excellent candidate for reversing MDR in cancer therapy. PMID:24076185

  20. A simple, rapid and economic method for detecting multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    Xia, Wang; Junhua, Jiao; Weihua, Xu; Xiaoyan, Chai; Zhenyun, Li; Qingjiang, Wang.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate multiplex allele specific polymerase chain reaction as a rapid molecular tool for detecting multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. METHODS: Based on drug susceptibility testing, 103 isolates were multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and 45 isolates were sensitive to isonicotinylhydrazi [...] ne and rifampin. Primers were designed to target five mutations hotspots that confer resistance to the first-line drugs isoniazid and rifampin, and multiplex allele specific polymerase chain reaction was performed. Whole-genome sequencing confirmed drug resistance mutations identified by multiplex allele specific polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: DNA sequencing revealed that 68.9% of multidrug-resistant strains have point mutations at codon 315 of the katG gene, 19.8% within the mabA-inhA promoter, and 98.0% at three hotspots within rpoB. Multiplex allele specific polymerase chain reaction detected each of these five mutations, yielding 82.3% sensitivity and 100% specificity for isoniazid resistance, and 97.9% sensitivity and 100% specificity for rifampin resistance as compared to drug susceptibility testing. CONCLUSIONS: The results show that multiplex allele specific polymerase chain reaction is an inexpensive and practical method for rapid detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in developing countries.

  1. Primary Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 2 Regions, Eastern Siberia, Russian Federation

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    Zhdanova, Svetlana; Ogarkov, Oleg; Boyarinova, Galina; Alexeeva, Galina; Pholwat, Suporn; Zorkaltseva, Elena; Houpt, Eric R.; Savilov, Eugeniy

    2013-01-01

    Of 235 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients who had not received tuberculosis treatment in the Irkutsk oblast and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), eastern Siberia, 61 (26%) were multidrug resistant. A novel strain, S 256, clustered among these isolates and carried eis-related kanamycin resistance, indicating a need for locally informed diagnosis and treatment strategies. PMID:24047678

  2. Primary Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 2 Regions, Eastern Siberia, Russian Federation

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    Zhdanova, Svetlana; Heysell, Scott K.; Ogarkov, Oleg; Boyarinova, Galina; Alexeeva, Galina; Pholwat, Suporn; Zorkaltseva, Elena; Houpt, Eric R; Savilov, Eugeniy

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    Of 235 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients who had not received tuberculosis treatment in the Irkutsk oblast and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), eastern Siberia, 61 (26%) were multidrug resistant. A novel strain, S 256, clustered among these isolates and carried eis-related kanamycin resistance, indicating a need for locally informed diagnosis and treatment strategies.

  3. Genome Sequence of a Dominant, Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Strain, TCDC-AB0715?

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    Chen, Chun-Chen; Lin, Yu-Chi; Sheng, Wang-Huei; Chen, Yee-Chun; Chang, Shan-Chwen; Hsia, Ko-Chiang; Liao, Mei-Hui; Li, Shu-Ying

    2011-01-01

    Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as a significant nosocomial pathogen worldwide. The increasing trend of carbapenem and fluoroquinolone resistance in A. baumannii severely limits the usage of therapeutic antimicrobial agents. Here we report the genome sequence of a multidrug-resistant A. baumannii strain, TCDC-AB0715, harboring both blaOXA-23 and blaOXA-66.

  4. In silico structure-based screening of versatile P-glycoprotein inhibitors using polynomial empirical scoring functions

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Sergey Shityakov, Carola FörsterDepartment of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, GermanyAbstract: P-glycoprotein (P-gp is an ATP (adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter that causes multidrug resistance of various chemotherapeutic substances by active efflux from mammalian cells. P-gp plays a pivotal role in limiting drug absorption and distribution in different organs, including the intestines and brain. Thus, the prediction of P-gp–drug interactions is of vital importance in assessing drug pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. To find the strongest P-gp blockers, we performed an in silico structure-based screening of P-gp inhibitor library (1,300 molecules by the gradient optimization method, using polynomial empirical scoring (POLSCORE functions. We report a strong correlation (r2=0.80, F=16.27, n=6, P<0.0157 of inhibition constants (Kiexp or pKiexp; experimental Ki or negative decimal logarithm of Kiexp converted from experimental IC50 (half maximal inhibitory concentration values with POLSCORE-predicted constants (KiPOLSCORE or pKiPOLSCORE, using a linear regression fitting technique. The hydrophobic interactions between P-gp and selected drug substances were detected as the main forces responsible for the inhibition effect. The results showed that this scoring technique might be useful in the virtual screening and filtering of databases of drug-like compounds at the early stage of drug development processes.Keywords: ATP-binding cassette transporter, P-gp inhibitors, multidrug resistance, molecular docking, POLSCORE

  5. The multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) gene polymorphism G-rs3789243-A is not associated with disease susceptibility in Norwegian patients with colorectal adenoma and colorectal cancer; a case control study

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    Andersen, Vibeke; Agerstjerne, Lene

    2009-01-01

    Background: Smoking, dietary factors, and alcohol consumption are known life style factors contributing to gastrointestinal carcinogenesis. Genetic variations in carcinogen handling may affect cancer risk. The multidrug resistance 1(MDR1/ABCB1) gene encodes the transport protein P-glycoprotein (a phase III xenobiotic transporter). P-glycoprotein is present in the intestinal mucosal lining and restricts absorption of certain carcinogens, among these polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Moreover, P-glycoprotein transports various endogenous substrates such as cytokines and chemokines involved in inflammation, and may thereby affect the risk of malignity. Hence, genetic variations that modify the function of P-glycoprotein may be associated with the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). We have previously found an association between the MDR1 intron 3 G-rs3789243-A polymorphism and the risk of CRC in a Danish study population. The aim of this study was to investigate if this MDR1 polymorphism was associated with risk ofcolorectal adenoma (CA) and CRC in the Norwegian population. Methods: Using a case-control design, the association between the MDR1 intron 3 G-rs3789243-A polymorphism and the risk of colorectal carcinomas and adenomas in the Norwegian population was assessed in 167 carcinomas, 990 adenomas, and 400 controls. Genotypes were determined by allelic discrimination. Odds ratio (OR) and 95 confidence interval (95% CI) were estimated by binary logistic regression. Results: No association was found between the MDR1 polymorphism (G-rs3789243-A) and colorectal adenomas or cancer. Carriers of the variant allele of MDR1 intron 3 had odds ratios (95% CI) of 0.97 (0.72-1.29) for developing adenomas, and 0.70 (0.41-1.21) for colorectal cancer, respectively, compared to homozygous wild type carriers. Conclusion: The MDR1 intron 3 (G-rs3789243-A) polymorphism was not associated with a risk of colorectal adenomas or carcinomas in the present Norwegian study group. Thus, this MDR1 polymorphism does not seem to play an important role in colorectal carcinogenesis in this population.

  6. In vivo uptake of carbon-14-colchicine for identification of tumor multidrug resistance

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    A major limitation in the treatment of cancer with natural product chemotherapeutic agents is the development of multidrug resistance (MDR). Multidrug resistance is attributed to enhanced expression of the multidrug resistance gene MDR1. Colchicine (CHC) is known to be one of the MDR drugs. The authors have previously demonstrated that it is possible to distinguish multidrug resistant tumors from the multidrug-sensitive tumors in vivo on the basis of tritium (3H) uptake following injection of 3H-CHC. The present studies were carried out in xenografted animals using 14C-CHC which may be more indicative of 11C-labeled CHC distribution with regard to circulating metabolites, since metabolic processes following injection of (ring C, methoxy-11C)-CHC may produce significant amounts of circulating 1l-carbon fragments (i.e., methanol and/or formaldehyde). Experiments were carried out at a dose of 2 mg/kg. Activity concentration per injected dose was approximately twice as great in sensitive as in resistant tumors (p 14C-CHC. About 75% of total activity was CHC in the sensitive tumors. The findings are further confirmed by the quantitative autoradiographic evaluation of resistant and sensitive tumors. These studies confirm our previous observations that it is possible to noninvasively distinguish multidrug-resistant tumors from sensitive tumors in vivo based on uptake of an injected MDR drug using a14C-labeled CHC at the same position and of comparable specific activity to a 11C-CHC tracer used for PET imaging. 16 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs

  7. In vivo uptake of carbon-14-colchicine for identification of tumor multidrug resistance

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    Mehta, B.M.; Rosa, E.; Biedler, J.L. [Nuclear Medicine Research Lab., New York, NY (United States)] [and others

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    A major limitation in the treatment of cancer with natural product chemotherapeutic agents is the development of multidrug resistance (MDR). Multidrug resistance is attributed to enhanced expression of the multidrug resistance gene MDR1. Colchicine (CHC) is known to be one of the MDR drugs. The authors have previously demonstrated that it is possible to distinguish multidrug resistant tumors from the multidrug-sensitive tumors in vivo on the basis of tritium ({sup 3}H) uptake following injection of {sup 3}H-CHC. The present studies were carried out in xenografted animals using {sup 14}C-CHC which may be more indicative of {sup 11}C-labeled CHC distribution with regard to circulating metabolites, since metabolic processes following injection of (ring C, methoxy-{sup 11}C)-CHC may produce significant amounts of circulating 1l-carbon fragments (i.e., methanol and/or formaldehyde). Experiments were carried out at a dose of 2 mg/kg. Activity concentration per injected dose was approximately twice as great in sensitive as in resistant tumors (p < 0.05) at 60 min following intravenous injection of {sup 14}C-CHC. About 75% of total activity was CHC in the sensitive tumors. The findings are further confirmed by the quantitative autoradiographic evaluation of resistant and sensitive tumors. These studies confirm our previous observations that it is possible to noninvasively distinguish multidrug-resistant tumors from sensitive tumors in vivo based on uptake of an injected MDR drug using a{sup 14}C-labeled CHC at the same position and of comparable specific activity to a {sup 11}C-CHC tracer used for PET imaging. 16 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Mitochondria of a human multidrug-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma cell line constitutively express inducible nitric oxide synthase in the inner membrane.

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    Fantappiè, Ornella; Sassoli, Chiara; Tani, Alessia; Nosi, Daniele; Marchetti, Serena; Formigli, Lucia; Mazzanti, Roberto

    2015-06-01

    Mitochondria play a crucial role in pathways of stress conditions. They can be transported from one cell to another, bringing their features to the cell where they are transported. It has been shown in cancer cells overexpressing multidrug resistance (MDR) that mitochondria express proteins involved in drug resistance such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), breast cancer resistant protein and multiple resistance protein-1. The MDR phenotype is associated with the constitutive expression of COX-2 and iNOS, whereas celecoxib, a specific inhibitor of COX-2 activity, reverses drug resistance of MDR cells by releasing cytochrome c from mitochondria. It is possible that COX-2 and iNOS are also expressed in mitochondria of cancer cells overexpressing the MDR phenotype. This study involved experiments using the human HCC PLC/PRF/5 cell line with and without MDR phenotype and melanoma A375 cells that do not express the MDR1 phenotype but they do iNOS. Western blot analysis, confocal immunofluorescence and immune electron microscopy showed that iNOS is localized in mitochondria of MDR1-positive cells, whereas COX-2 is not. Low and moderate concentrations of celecoxib modulate the expression of iNOS and P-gp in mitochondria of MDR cancer cells independently from inhibition of COX-2 activity. However, A375 cells that express iNOS also in mitochondria, were not MDR1 positive. In conclusion, iNOS can be localized in mitochondria of HCC cells overexpressing MDR1 phenotype, however this phenomenon appears independent from the MDR1 phenotype occurrence. The presence of iNOS in mitochondria of human HCC cells phenotype probably concurs to a more aggressive behaviour of cancer cells. PMID:25691007

  9. Multidrug Resistant Salmonella typhi in Asymptomatic Typhoid Carriers among Food Handlers in Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu

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    Senthilkumar B

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to screen Salmonella typhi in asymptomatic typhoid carriers and to find out drug resistance and ability of the strains to transmit drug resistance to other bacteria. Methods: Cultural characters, biochemical tests, antibiotic sensitivity test (disc diffusion, agarose gel electrophoresis, and conjugation protocols were done. Thirty five stool samples were collected from the suspected food handlers for the study. Results: Among 35 samples, (17.14% yielded a positive result. Out of these 4 (20.0% were women and 2 (13.33% were men. The isolates were tested with a number of conventional antibiotics viz, amikacin, amoxicillin, ampicillin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, co-trimaxazole, rifampicin, gentamicin, nalidixic acid, ofloxacin and tetracycline. Five isolates were having the multidrug resistant character. Four (66.66% multidrug resistant isolates were found to have plasmids, while one (16.66% multidrug resistant isolate had no plasmid and the chromosome encoded the resistance. Only one strain (16.66% showed single antibiotic resistance in the study and had no plasmid DNA. The molecular weights of the plasmids were determined and found to be 120 kb.The mechanism of spreading of drug resistance through conjugation process was analyzed. In the conjugation studies, the isolates having R+ factor showed the transfer of drug resistance through conjugation, which was determined by the development of antibiotic resistance in the recipients. Conclusion: This study shows that drug resistant strains are able to transfer genes encoding drug resistance.

  10. Tailoring cytotoxicity of antimicrobial peptidomimetics with high activity against multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli

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    Jahnsen, Rasmus D; Sandberg-Schaal, Anne

    2014-01-01

    Infections with multidrug-resistant pathogens are an increasing concern for public health. Recently, subtypes of peptide-peptoid hybrids were demonstrated to display potent activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Here, structural variation of these antibacterial peptidomimetics was investigated as a tool for optimizing cell selectivity. A protocol based on dimeric building blocks allowed for efficient synthesis of an array of peptide-peptoid oligomers representing length variation as well as different backbone designs displaying chiral or achiral peptoid residues. Lack of ?-chirality in the side chains of the peptoid residues proved to be correlated to reduced cytotoxicity. Furthermore, optimization of the length of these peptidomimetics with an alternating cationic-hydrophobic design was a powerful tool to enhance the selectivity against Gram-negative pathogens over benign mammalian cells. Thus, lead compounds with a high selectivity toward killing of clinically important multidrug-resistant E. coli were identified.

  11. Tailoring Cytotoxicity of Antimicrobial Peptidomimetics with High Activity against Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli

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    Jahnsen, Rasmus D; Sandberg-Schaal, Anne

    2014-01-01

    Infections with multidrug-resistant pathogens are an increasing concern for public health. Recently, subtypes of peptide-peptoid hybrids were demonstrated to display potent activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Here, structural variation of these antibacterial peptidomimetics was investigated as a tool for optimizing cell selectivity. A protocol based on dimeric building blocks allowed for efficient synthesis of an array of peptide-peptoid oligomers representing length variation as well as different backbone designs displaying chiral or achiral peptoid residues. Lack of ?-chirality in the side chains of the peptoid residues proved to be correlated to reduced cytotoxicity. Furthermore, optimization of the length of these peptidomimetics with an alternating cationic-hydrophobic design was a powerful tool to enhance the selectivity against Gram-negative pathogens over benign mammalian cells. Thus, lead compounds with a high selectivity toward killing of clinically important multidrug-resistant E. coli were identified.

  12. Extensive Drug Resistance Acquired During Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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    Cegielski, J. Peter; Dalton, Tracy; Yagui, Martin; Wattanaamornkiet, Wanpen; Volchenkov, Grigory V.; Via, Laura E.; Van Der Walt, Martie; Tupasi, Thelma; Smith, Sarah E.; Odendaal, Ronel; Leimane, Vaira; Kvasnovsky, Charlotte; Kuznetsova, Tatiana; Kurbatova, Ekaterina; Kummik, Tiina; Kuksa, Liga; Kliiman, Kai; Kiryanova, Elena V.; Kim, HeeJin; Kim, Chang-ki; Kazennyy, Boris Y.; Jou, Ruwen; Huang, Wei-Lun; Ershova, Julia; Erokhin, Vladislav V.; Diem, Lois; Contreras, Carmen; Cho, Sang Nae; Chernousova, Larisa N.; Chen, Michael P.; Caoili, Janice Campos; Bayona, Jaime; Akksilp, Somsak; Calahuanca, Gloria Yale; Wolfgang, Melanie; Viiklepp, Piret; Vasilieva, Irina A.; Taylor, Allison; Tan, Kathrine; Suarez, Carmen; Sture, Ingrida; Somova, Tatiana; Smirnova, Tatyana G.; Sigman, Erika; Skenders, Girts; Sitti, Wanlaya; Shamputa, Isdore C.; Riekstina, Vija; Pua, Kristine Rose; Therese, M.; Perez, C.; Park, Seungkyu; Norvaisha, Inga; Nemtsova, Evgenia S.; Min, Seonyeong; Metchock, Beverly; Levina, Klavdia; Lei, Yung-Chao; Lee, Jongseok; Larionova, Elena E.; Lancaster, Joey; Jeon, Doosoo; Jave, Oswaldo; Khorosheva, Tatiana; Hwang, Soo Hee; Huang, Angela Song-En; Gler, M. Tarcela; Dravniece, Gunta; Eum, Seokyong; Demikhova, Olga V.; Degtyareva, Irina; Danilovits, Manfred; Cirula, Anda; Cho, Eunjin; Cai, Ying; Brand, Jeanette; Bonilla, Cesar; Barry, Clifton E.; Asencios, Luis; Andreevskaya, Sofia N.; Akksilp, Rattanawadee

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    Background.?Increasing access to drugs for the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis is crucial but could lead to increasing resistance to these same drugs. In 2000, the international Green Light Committee (GLC) initiative began to increase access while attempting to prevent acquired resistance. Methods.?To assess the GLC's impact, we followed adults with pulmonary MDR tuberculosis from the start to the end of treatment with monthly sputum cultures, drug susceptibility testing, and genotyping. We compared the frequency and predictors of acquired resistance to second-line drugs (SLDs) in 9 countries that volunteered to participate, 5 countries that met GLC criteria, and 4 countries that did not apply to the GLC. Results.?In total, 832 subjects were enrolled. Of those without baseline resistance to specific SLDs, 68 (8.9%) acquired extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis, 79 (11.2%) acquired fluoroquinolone (FQ) resistance, and 56 (7.8%) acquired resistance to second-line injectable drugs (SLIs). The relative risk (95% confidence interval [CI]) of acquired resistance was lower at GLC-approved sites: 0.27 (.16–.47) for XDR tuberculosis, 0.28 (.17–.45) for FQ, and 0.15 (.06–.39) to 0.60 (.34–1.05) for 3 different SLIs. The risk increased as the number of potentially effective drugs decreased. Controlling for baseline drug resistance and differences between sites, the odds ratios (95% CIs) were 0.21 (.07–.62) for acquired XDR tuberculosis and 0.23 (.09–.59) for acquired FQ resistance. Conclusions.?Treatment of MDR tuberculosis involves substantial risk of acquired resistance to SLDs, increasing as baseline drug resistance increases. The risk was significantly lower in programs documented by the GLC to meet specific standards. PMID:25057101

  13. New derivatives of silybin and 2,3-dehydrosilybin and their cytotoxic and P-glycoprotein modulatory activity.

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    Dzubák, Petr; Hajdúch, Marián; Gazák, Radek; Svobodová, Alena; Psotová, Jitka; Walterová, Daniela; Sedmera, Petr; Kren, Vladimír

    2006-06-01

    Large series of O-alkyl derivatives (methyl and benzyl) of silybin and 2,3-dehydrosilybin was prepared. Selective alkylation of the silybin molecule was systematically investigated. For the first time we present here, for example, preparation of 19-nor-2,3-dehydrosilybin. All prepared silybin/2,3-dehydrosilybin derivatives were tested for cytotoxicity on a panel of drugs sensitive against multidrug resistant cell lines and the ability to inhibit P-glycoprotein mediated efflux activity. We have identified effective and relatively non-cytotoxic inhibitors of P-gp derived from 2,3-dehydrosilybin. Some of them were more effective inhibitors at concentrations lower than a standard P-gp efflux inhibitor cyclosporin A. Another group of 2,3-dehydrosilybin derivatives also had better inhibitory effects on P-gp efflux but a cytotoxicity comparable with that of parent 2,3-dehydrosilybin. Structural requirements for improving inhibitory activity and reducing toxicity of 2,3-dehydrosilybin were established. Effect of E-ring substitution as well as an influence of the substituent size at the C-7-OH position of A-ring on P-gp-inhibitory activity was evaluated for the first time in this study. PMID:16466920

  14. Drug resistance in epilepsy and the ABCB1 gene: The clinical perspective

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    Das, Abhijit; Balan, Shabeesh; Banerjee, Moinak; Radhakrishnan, Kurupath

    2011-01-01

    Multidrug resistance is one of the most serious problems in the treatment of epilepsy that is likely to have a complex genetic and acquired basis. Various experimental data support the hypothesis that over-expression of antiepileptic drug (AED) transporters may play a pivotal role in drug resistance. Hyyt 6however, key questions concerning their functionality remain unanswered. The idea that P-glycoprotein, encoded by the ABCB1 gene, might mediate at least part of the drug resistance was m...

  15. Treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections in the era of multi-drug resistant Bacteria

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    Herzog T; Chromik AM; Uhl W

    2010-01-01

    Abstract The management of severe intra-abdominal infections remains a major challenge facing surgeons and intensive care physicians, because of its association with high morbidity and mortality. Surgical management and intensive care medicine have constantly improved, but in the recent years a rapidly continuing emergence of resistant pathogens led to treatment failure secondary to infections with multi-drug resistant bacteria. In secondary peritonitis the rate of resistant germs at the init...

  16. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis drug susceptibility and molecular diagnostic testing: a review of the literature

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    Kalokhe, Ameeta S.; Shafiq, Majid; Lee, James C.; Ray, Susan M; Wang, Yun F.; Metchock, Beverly; Anderson, Albert M; Nguyen, Minh Ly T.

    2013-01-01

    Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB), defined by resistance to the two most effective first-line drugs, isoniazid and rifampin, is on the rise globally and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite the increasing availability of novel, rapid diagnostic tools for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) drug susceptibility testing (DST), the clinical applicability of these methods is unsettled. Here, we review the mechanisms of action and resistance of Mtb to isoniazid and r...

  17. Priorities in the prevention and control of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in hospitals.

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    Khan, A S

    2012-10-01

    Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MDE) are a major public health threat due to international spread and few options for treatment. Furthermore, unlike meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), MDE encompass several genera and multiple resistance mechanisms, including extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and carbapenemases, which complicate detection in the routine diagnostic laboratory. Current measures to contain spread in many hospitals are somewhat ad hoc as there are no formal national or international guidelines.

  18. A composite polymer nanoparticle overcomes multidrug resistance and ameliorates doxorubicin-associated cardiomyopathy

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    Pramanik, Dipankar; Campbell, Nathaniel R.; Das, Samarjit; Gupta, Sonal; CHENNA, VENUGOPAL; Bisht, Savita; Sysa-Shah, Polina; Bedja, Djahida; Karikari, Collins; STEENBERGEN, CHARLES; Gabrielson, Kathleen L; Maitra, Amarnath; Maitra, Anirban

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    Acquired chemotherapy resistance is a major contributor to treatment failure in oncology. For example, the efficacy of the common anticancer agent doxorubicin (DOX) is limited by the emergence of multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype in cancer cells. While dose escalation of DOX can circumvent such resistance to a degree, this is precluded by the appearance of cardiotoxicity, a particularly debilitating condition in children. In vitro studies have established the ability of the natural phytoch...

  19. Combination of amikacin and doxycycline against multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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    Gonzalo, Ximena; Casali, Nicola; Broda, Agnieszka; Pardieu, Claire; Drobniewski, Francis

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    The objective of this study was to assess the activity of amikacin in combination with doxycycline against clinical strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the search for new strategies against multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis. The study included 28 clinical M. tuberculosis strains, comprising 5 fully susceptible, 1 isoniazid-resistant, 17 MDR, 1 poly-resistant (streptomycin/isoniazid), 1 rifampicin-resistant and 3 XDR isolates, as well as the laboratory strain M. tuberculosis H37Rv. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined using a modified chequerboard methodology in a BACTEC™ MGIT™ 960 System. Fractional inhibitory concentration indices (FICIs) were calculated, and synergy, indifference or antagonism was assessed. Whole-genome sequencing was performed to investigate the genetic basis of synergy, indifference or antagonism. The MIC50 and MIC90 values (MICs that inhibit 50% and 90% of the isolates, respectively) were, respectively, 0.5 mg/L and 1.0 mg/L for amikacin and 8 mg/L and 16 mg/L for doxycycline. The combination of amikacin and doxycycline showed a synergistic effect in 18 of the 29 strains tested and indifference in 11 strains. Antagonism was not observed. A streptomycin resistance mutation (K43R) was associated with indifference. In conclusion, the benefit of addition of doxycycline to an amikacin-containing regimen should be explored since in vitro results in this study indicate either synergy or indifference. Moreover, doxycycline also has immunomodulatory effects. PMID:25717028

  20. Functionalized nanocarrier combined seizure-specific vector with P-glycoprotein modulation property for antiepileptic drug delivery.

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    Liu, Jiansheng; He, Yajing; Zhang, Jun; Li, Jiajia; Yu, Xiangrong; Cao, Zhonglian; Meng, Fanmin; Zhao, Yuwu; Wu, Xunyi; Shen, Teng; Hong, Zhen

    2016-01-01

    Despite optimal therapeutic regimen with currently available antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), approximately a third of epilepsy patients remain drug refractory. Region-specific overexpression of multidrug efflux transporters at the blood-brain barrier, such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), might contribute to multidrug resistance (MDR) by reducing target concentrations of AEDs. Therefore, development of nanomedicine that can modulate P-gp function as well as facilitate targeted AEDs delivery represents a promising strategy for epilepsy intervention. To achieve this, we sought to exploit the possibility of combination of active targeting function of tryptophan by transporter-mediated endocytosis and overcoming MDR by Pluronic block copolymers. Herein, a tryptophan derivate (TD) functionalized Pluronic P123/F127 mixed micelles encapsulating LTG (TD-PF/LTG) was developed to promote AEDs delivery to epileptogenic focus. TD-PF/LTG was about 20 nm in diameter with a spherical shape and high encapsulation efficiency. A rat epilepsy model with pilocarpine was established to evaluate the brain penetration efficiency of the LTG-incorporated polymeric micellar formulation, compared with free LTG formulations. Studies showed that TD-PF/LTG was more efficient than PF/LTG as well as free LTG in delivering the drug to the brain, especially the hippocampus. The enhanced targeted delivery could be ascribed to the increased tryptophan uptake at epileptogenic focus as well as P-gp modulation property of the nanomaterial. Taken together, TD-conjugated Pluronic micelles showed promising potential as a nanoplatform for the delivery of AEDs in refractory epilepsy. PMID:26447556

  1. [AA-type amyloidosis secondary to multidrug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis: Implications for therapy].

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    Baux, E; Henard, S; Alauzet, C; Goehringer, F; Laurain, C; Champigneulle, J; Vaillant, P; Hardy, A; Rabaud, C; May, T

    2015-10-01

    Multidrug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis was diagnosed to a 32-year-old man. An AA-amyloidosis was subsequently diagnosed on the renal biopsy performed for nephrotic syndrome and macroscopic hematuria. A 6-drug antibiotic treatment was delivered quickly after first results of genotypic antibiogram given the renal failure, and was secondarily adapted to the phenotypic antibiogram. Multidrug therapy was fairly well tolerated. Clinical and biological improving were slow. Although tuberculosis is a classic cause of amyloidosis, this is the first case reporting an association between a multidrug resistant case and an amyloidosis in adults. This case also raises the question of MDR probabilistic treatments in situations whether a vital organ prognosis is engaged. PMID:26198876

  2. Low-level quinolone-resistance in multi-drug resistant typhoid

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    To find out the frequency of low-level quinolone-resistance in Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) typhoid using nalidixic acid screening disc. Blood was obtained from suspected cases of typhoid fever and cultured in to BacT/ALERT. The positive blood cultures bottles were subcultured. The isolates were identified by colony morphology and biochemical tests using API-20E galleries. Susceptibility testing of isolates was done by modified Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method on Muellar Hinton Agar. For the isolates, which were resistant to nalidixic acid by disc diffusion method, Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) of ciprofloxacin and nalidixic acid were determined by using the E-test strips. Disc diffusion susceptibility tests and MICs were interpreted according to the guidelines provided by National Committee for Control Laboratory Standard (NCCLS). A total of 21(65.5%) out of 32 isolates of Salmonellae were nalidixic acid-resistant by disk diffusion method. All the nalidixic acid-resistant isolates by disc diffusion method were confirmed by MICs for both ciprofloxacin and nalidixic acid. All the nalidixic acid-resistant isolates had a ciprofloxacin MIC of 0.25-1 microg/ml (reduced susceptibility) and nalidixic acid MICs > 32 microg (resistant). Out of all Salmonella isolates, 24 (75%) were found to be MDR, and all were S. typbi. Low-level quinolone-resistance in typhoid was high in this small series. Screening for nalidixic acid resistance with a 30 microg nalidixic acid disk is a reliable and cost-effective method to detect low-level fluoroquinolone resistance, especially in the developing countries. (author)

  3. Prevalence of multidrug resistant pathogens in children with urinary tract infection: a retrospective analysis

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    Srinivasan S, Madhusudhan NS

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Urinary tract infection (UTI is one of the commonest medical problems in children. It can distress the child and may cause kidney damage. Prompt diagnosis and effective treatment can prevent complications in the child. But treatment of UTI in children has now become a challenge due to the emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria. Aims & Objectives: To know the bacteriological profile and susceptibility pattern of urinary tract infections in children and to know the prevalence of multidrug resistant uropathogens. Materials & Methods: A retrospective analysis was done on all paediatric urine samples for a period of one year. A total of 1581 samples were included in the study. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was done on samples showing significant growth by Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. Statistical analysis: Prevalence and pattern were analyzed using proportions and percentages. Results: E.coli was the most predominant organism (56% causing UTI in children followed by Klebsiella sp (17%. Fifty three percent of gram negative organisms isolated from children were found to be multidrug resistant. Majority of E. coli isolates were found to be highly resistant to Ampicillin (91% and Cotrimoxazole (82% and highly sensitive to Imipenem (99% and Amikacin (93%. Conclusion: Paediatric UTI was common in children less than 5 years of age. Gram negative bacteria (E. coli and Klebsiella sp were more common than gram positive bacteria. Our study revealed that multidrug resistance was higher in E.coli.

  4. Treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections in the era of multi-drug resistant Bacteria

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    Herzog T

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The management of severe intra-abdominal infections remains a major challenge facing surgeons and intensive care physicians, because of its association with high morbidity and mortality. Surgical management and intensive care medicine have constantly improved, but in the recent years a rapidly continuing emergence of resistant pathogens led to treatment failure secondary to infections with multi-drug resistant bacteria. In secondary peritonitis the rate of resistant germs at the initial operation is already 30%. The lack of effective antibiotics against these pathogens resulted in the development of new broad-spectrum compounds and antibiotics directed against resistant germs. But so far no "super-drug" with efficacy against all resistant bacteria exists. Even more, soon after their approval, reports on resistance against these novel drugs have been reported, or the drugs were withdrawn from the market due to severe side effects. Since pharmaceutical companies reduced their investigations on antibiotic research, only few new antimicrobial derivates are available. In abdominal surgery you may be in fear that in the future more and more patients with tertiary peritonitis secondary to multi-drug resistant species are seen with an increase of mortality after secondary peritonitis. This article reviews the current treatment modalities for complicated intra-abdominal infections with special reference to the antibiotic treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections with multi-drug resistant species.

  5. Doxorubicin activates FOXO3a to induce the expression of multidrug resistance gene ABCB1 (MDR1) in K562 leukemic cells.

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    Hui, Rosaline C-Y; Francis, Richard E; Guest, Stephanie K; Costa, Joana R; Gomes, Ana R; Myatt, Stephen S; Brosens, Jan J; Lam, Eric W-F

    2008-03-01

    Using the doxorubicin-sensitive K562 cell line and the resistant derivative lines KD30 and KD225 as models, we found that acquisition of multidrug resistance (MDR) is associated with enhanced FOXO3a activity and expression of ABCB1 (MDR1), a plasma membrane P-glycoprotein that functions as an efflux pump for various anticancer agents. Furthermore, induction of ABCB1 mRNA expression on doxorubicin treatment of naive K562 cells was also accompanied by increased FOXO3a activity. Analysis of transfected K562, KD30, and KD225 cells in which FOXO3a activity can be induced by 4-hydroxytamoxifen showed that FOXO3a up-regulates ABCB1 expression at protein, mRNA, and gene promoter levels. Conversely, silencing of endogenous FOXO3a expression in KD225 cells inhibited the expression of this transport protein. Promoter analysis and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays showed that FOXO3a regulation of ABCB1 expression involves binding of this transcription factor to the proximal promoter region. Moreover, activation of FOXO3a increased ABCB1 drug efflux potential in KD30 cells, whereas silencing of FOXO3a by siRNA significantly reduced ABCB1 drug efflux ability. Together, these findings suggest a novel mechanism that can contribute towards MDR, involving FOXO3a as sensor for the cytotoxic stress induced by anticancer drugs. Although FOXO3a may initially trigger a program of cell cycle arrest and cell death in response to doxorubicin, sustained FOXO3a activation promotes drug resistance and survival of cells by activating ABCB1 expression. PMID:18347152

  6. Activity of Host Antimicrobials against Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Acquiring Colistin Resistance through Loss of Lipopolysaccharide

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    García-Quintanilla, Meritxell; Pulido, Marina R.; Moreno-Martínez, Patricia; Martín-Peña, Reyes; López-Rojas, Rafael; Pachón, Jerónimo; McConnell, Michael J

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    Acinetobacter baumannii can acquire resistance to the cationic peptide antibiotic colistin through complete loss of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) expression. The activities of the host cationic antimicrobials LL-37 and human lysozyme against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of A. baumannii that acquired colistin resistance through lipopolysaccharide loss were characterized. We demonstrate that LL-37 has activity against strains lacking lipopolysaccharide that is similar to that of their colis...

  7. PolyHPMA conjugates with inhibitors of ABC transporter overcoming multidrug resistance in cancer treatment.

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    Šubr, Vladimír; Kabešová, Martina; Sivák, Ladislav; Ulbrich, Karel; Ková?, Marek; ?íhová, Blanka

    Tsukuba : Tsukuba Bioengineering Initiative, 2013. s. 53. [International Conference on Biomaterials Science in Tsukuba /2./ - ICBS 2013. 19.03.2013-22.03.2013, Tsukuba] R&D Projects: GA ?R GAP301/12/1254 Institutional support: RVO:61389013 ; RVO:61388971 Keywords : multidrug resistance * drug delivery systems * ABC transporter inhibitors Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry; FD - Oncology ; Hematology (MBU-M)

  8. The Growing Problem of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in North Korea

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    Seung, Kwonjune J.; Linton, Stephen W.

    2013-01-01

    Kwonjune Seung and Stephen Linton from the non-governmental organization EugeneBell discuss the worryingly high levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis they have observed in North Korea's tuberculosis sanatoria. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

  9. Colistin Methanesulfonate against Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in an In Vitro Pharmacodynamic Model?

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    Kroeger, Lisa A.; Hovde, Laurie B.; Isaac F. Mitropoulos; Schafer, Jeremy; Rotschafer, John C.

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    Using an in vitro pharmacodynamic model, a multidrug-resistant strain of Acinetobacter baumannii was exposed to colistin methanesulfonate alone and in combination with ceftazidime. Pre- and postexposure colistin sulfate MICs were determined. A single daily dose of colistin methanesulfonate combined with continuous-infusion ceftazidime prevented regrowth and postexposure MIC increases.

  10. Dexamethasone increases expression and activity of multidrug resistance transporters at the rat blood-brain barrier

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    Narang, Vishal S.; Fraga, Charles; Kumar, Narendra; Shen, Jun; Throm, Stacy; Stewart, Clinton F; Waters, Christopher M.

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    Brain edema is an important factor leading to morbidity and mortality associated with primary brain tumors. Dexamethasone, a synthetic glucocorticoid, is routinely prescribed with antineoplastic agents to alleviate pain associated with chemotherapy and reduce intracranial pressure. We investigated whether dexamethasone treatment increased the expression and activity of multidrug resistance (MDR) transporters at the blood-brain barrier. Treatment of primary rat brain microvascular endothelial ...

  11. Dependence of Multidrug Resistance Protein-Mediated Cyclic Nucleotide Efflux on the Background Sodium Conductance.

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    Ku?ka, M.; Kretschmannová, K.; Murano, T.; Wu, Ch. P.; Zemková, Hana; Ambudkar, S. V.; Stojilkovic, S. S.

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    Ro?. 77, ?. 2 (2010), s. 270-279. ISSN 0026-895X Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50110509 Keywords : multidrug resistance protein * cAMP * anterior pituitary Subject RIV: ED - Physiology Impact factor: 4.725, year: 2010

  12. Intestinal decontamination of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae after recurrent infections in an immunocompromised host.

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    Kronman, Matthew P; Zerr, Danielle M; Qin, Xuan; Englund, Janet; Cornell, Cathy; Sanders, Jean E; Myers, Jeffrey; Rayar, Jaipreet; Berry, Jessica E; Adler, Amanda L; Weissman, Scott J

    2014-09-01

    Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae infections are associated with increased morbidity. We describe a 20-year-old hematopoietic cell transplantation recipient with recurrent MDR Klebsiella pneumoniae infection, prolonged intestinal colonization, and subsequent intestinal decontamination. Further study should evaluate stool surveillance, molecular typing, and fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with intestinal MDR Enterobacteriaceae carriage. PMID:25041704

  13. Nitrate reductase assay using sodium nitrate for rapid detection of multidrug resistant tuberculosis

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    de Macedo, Maíra Bidart; Groll, Andrea Von; Fissette, Krista; Palomino, Juan Carlos; da Silva, Pedro Eduardo Almeida; Martin, Anandi

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    We validated the nitrate reductase assay (NRA) for the detection of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) using sodium nitrate (NaNO3) in replacement of potassium nitrate (KNO3) as nitrate source. NaNO3 is cheaper than KNO3 and has no restriction on use which facilitates the implementation of NRA to detect MDR-TB.

  14. Nitrate reductase assay using sodium nitrate for rapid detection of multidrug resistant tuberculosis.

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    Macedo, Maíra Bidart; Groll, Andrea Von; Fissette, Krista; Palomino, Juan Carlos; da Silva, Pedro Eduardo Almeida; Martin, Anandi

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    We validated the nitrate reductase assay (NRA) for the detection of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) using sodium nitrate (NaNO3) in replacement of potassium nitrate (KNO3) as nitrate source. NaNO3 is cheaper than KNO3 and has no restriction on use which facilitates the implementation of NRA to detect MDR-TB. PMID:24031916

  15. Zosuquidar restores drug sensitivity in P-glycoprotein expressing acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

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    Marjanovic Zora; Perrot Jean-Yves; Faussat Anne-Marie; Tang Ruoping; Cohen Simy; Storme Thomas; Morjani Hamid; Legrand Ollivier; Marie Jean-Pierre

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    Abstract Background Chemotherapeutic drug efflux via the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) transporter encoded by the MDR1/ABCB1 gene is a significant cause of drug resistance in numerous malignancies, including acute leukemias, especially in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Therefore, the P-gp modulators that block P-gp-mediated drug efflux have been developed, and used in combination with standard chemotherapy. In this paper, the capacity of zosuquidar, a specific P-gp modulator, to re...

  16. Multidrug resistant bacteria in companion animals: impact on animal health and zoonotic aspects

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    Damborg, Peter Panduro

    The role of companion animals as a source of antibiotic resistant bacteria has historically been given little emphasis when compared with that of food animals. However, various resistant bacteria may cause serious treatment problems in companion animal medicine. Some of the most important multidrug-resistant bacteria include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. These bacteria will be described with focus on their prevalence across Europe, their impact on animal health, treatment options and potential zoonotic impact.

  17. Evaluation of multidrug resistance-1 gene C>T polymorphism frequency in patients with asthma

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    Toru, Ümran; Ayada, Ceylan; Genç, Osman; Ya?ar, Zehra; ?ahin, Server; Ta?k?n, Emre; Bulut, ?smet; Acat, Murat

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterized by bronchial hyperresponsiveness and airflow obstruction. Genetic and oxidative stress factors, in addition to pulmonary and systemic inflammatory processes, play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of asthma. The products of the multidrug resistance-1 gene protect lung tissue from oxidative stress. Here, we aimed to evaluate the association between the multidrug resistance-1 gene C>T polymorphism and asthma with regard to oxidative stress-related parameters of asthmatic patients. METHODS: Forty-five patients with asthma and 27 healthy age-matched controls were included in this study. Blood samples were collected in tubes with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. DNA was extracted from the blood samples. The multidrug resistance-1 gene polymorphism was detected by polymerase chain reaction and a subsequent enzyme digestion technique. The serum levels of total oxidant status and total antioxidant status were determined by the colorimetric measurement method. RESULTS: The heterozygous polymorphic genotype was the most frequent in both groups. A significant difference in the multidrug resistance-1 genotype frequencies between groups indicated an association of asthma with the TT genotype. A significant difference between groups was found for wild type homozygous participants and carriers of polymorphic allele participants. The frequency of the T allele was significantly higher in asthmatic patients. The increase in the oxidative stress index parameter was significant in the asthma group compared with the control group. CONCLUSIONS: The multidrug resistance-1 gene C/T polymorphism may be an underlying genetic risk factor for the development of asthma via oxidant-antioxidant imbalance, leading to increased oxidative stress. PMID:26598078

  18. Plasmid profiling of multidrug resistant Escherichia coli strains isolated from urinary tract infection patients

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    Sabin Khadgi

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction- Urinary tract infection is a common community-acquired bacterial disease. Escherichia coli is reported to be the major cause of urinary tract infection. Aim & Objective- The study was conducted with the aim of determining the antibiotic resistance pattern and plasmid profile of multidrug resistant Escherichia coli isolated from Urinary Tract Infection patients. Materials and Method- Antibiotic susceptibility tests were performed against E. coli following the protocol for the Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. Plasmid DNA was isolated following the protocol of Kado and Liu. Results- Multidrug resistant isolates exhibited high resistance to drugs like Amoxicillin, Cefixime, Ciprofloxacin, Cotrimethoxazole, Norfloxacin and Ofloxacin. The plasmid profiling showed that all, except one, isolate contained at least one plasmid. A band of approximately 23 kb was seen in most of the isolates.

  19. High prevalence of multidrug-resistant MRSA in a tertiary care hospital of northern India

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    Hare Krishna Tiwari

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Hare Krishna Tiwari1, Darshan Sapkota2, Malaya Ranjan Sen11Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India; 2Department of Microbiology, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, NepalAbstract: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA is an important nosocomial and community pathogen. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of multidrug-resistant MRSA strains in clinical specimens and to investigate the sensitivity pattern of these strains against various antibiotics used for treating hospitalized and out patients. Strains were identified using standard procedures, and their sensitivity pattern was investigated using such techniques as disc diffusion, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC, and the mecA gene PCR. Among 783 isolates of S. aureus, 301 (38.44% were methicillin-resistant, of which 217 (72.1% were found to be multidrug-resistant. Almost all MRSA strains were resistant to penicillin, 95.68% were resistant to cotrimoxazole, 92.36% were resistant to chloramphenicol, 90.7% were resistant to norfloxacin, 76.1% were resistant to tetracycline, and 75.75% were resistant to ciprofloxacin. Vancomycin was the most effective drug, with only 0.33% of MRSA strains being resistant to it. It is concluded that antibiotics other than vancomycin can be used as anti-MRSA agents after a sensitivity test so as to preclude the emergence of resistance to it and that prevailing problems in chemotherapy will escalate unless indiscriminate and irrational usage of antibiotics is checked.Keywords: multidrug-resistant MRSA, prevalence, India

  20. Imidazoacridinone-dependent lysosomal photodestruction: a pharmacological Trojan horse approach to eradicate multidrug-resistant cancers

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    Adar, Y; Stark, M.; Bram, E E; Nowak-Sliwinska, P.; Bergh, H. Van Den; Szewczyk, G.; Sarna, T.; Skladanowski, A.; Griffioen, A.W.; Assaraf, Y G

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains a primary hindrance to curative cancer therapy. Thus, introduction of novel strategies to overcome MDR is of paramount therapeutic significance. Sequestration of chemotherapeutics in lysosomes is an established mechanism of drug resistance. Here, we show that MDR cells display a marked increase in lysosome number. We further demonstrate that imidazoacridinones (IAs), which are cytotoxic fluorochromes, undergo a dramatic compartmentalization in lysosomes beca...

  1. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: treatment outcome in Denmark, 1992-2007

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    Bang, Didi; Lillebaek, Troels; Thomsen, Vibeke Østergaard; Andersen, Ase Bengård

    2010-01-01

    A retrospective nationwide study including all culture-verified multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) cases was performed in Denmark. The aim was to examine the long-term treatment outcome of MDR-TB, to assess if MDR-TB transmission occurs, and to evaluate a rapid mutation analysis detecting rifampin and isoniazid resistance in this cohort. Clinical data were obtained from patient records. A restriction fragment length polymorphism genotype database of all TB cases was compared for identic...

  2. Multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis from a general practice perspective

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    Yashodhara, BM; Huat, Choo Beng; Naik, Lakshmi Nagappa; Umakanth, Shashikiran; Hande, Manjunatha; Pappachan, Joseph M

    2010-01-01

    Despite intensive efforts to eradicate the disease, tuberculosis continues to be a major threat to Indian society, with an estimated prevalence of 3.45 million cases in 2006. Emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis has complicated eradication attempts in recent years. Incomplete and/inadequate treatment are the main causes for development of drug resistance. Directly observed therapy, short-course (DOTS) is the World Health Organization (WHO) strategy for worldwide eradication of tuberc...

  3. Use of Spatial Information to Predict Multidrug Resistance in Tuberculosis Patients, Peru

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    Lin, Hsien-Ho; Shin, Sonya S.; CONTRERAS Carmen; Asencios, Luis; Paciorek, Christopher J.; Cohen, Ted

    2012-01-01

    Knowing whether a patient has multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is crucial for prescribing the best treatment. The challenge is choosing the most effective drug with the fewest side effects while saving the “big guns” for the most resistant infections. The best way to find out whether a patient has this type of infection is to conduct drug-susceptibility testing. Unfortunately, this testing requires laboratory capabilities that are in short supply, so often only patients at high risk are teste...

  4. Anthelmintic Avermectins Kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Including Multidrug-Resistant Clinical Strains

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    Lim, Leah E.; Vilchèze, Catherine; Ng, Carol; Jacobs, William R.; Ramón-García, Santiago; Thompson, Charles J

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    Avermectins are a family of macrolides known for their anthelmintic activities and traditionally believed to be inactive against all bacteria. Here we report that members of the family, ivermectin, selamectin, and moxidectin, are bactericidal against mycobacterial species, including multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant clinical strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Avermectins are approved for clinical and veterinary uses and have documented pharmacokinetic and safety profiles....

  5. High prevalence of multidrug-resistant MRSA in a tertiary care hospital of northern India

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    Hare Krishna Tiwari; Darshan Sapkota; Malaya Ranjan Sen

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    Hare Krishna Tiwari1, Darshan Sapkota2, Malaya Ranjan Sen11Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India; 2Department of Microbiology, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, NepalAbstract: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important nosocomial and community pathogen. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of multidrug-resistant MRSA strains in clinical specimens and to investiga...

  6. Safety and effectiveness of colistin compared with tobramycin for multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections

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    Cohen Karen; van Zyl-Smit Richard; Bamford Colleen; Gounden Ronald; Maartens Gary

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background Nosocomial infections due to multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii are often treated with colistin, but there are few data comparing its safety and efficacy with other antimicrobials. Methods A retrospective cohort study of patients treated with colistin or tobramycin for A. baumannii infections in intensive care units (ICUs) at Groote Schuur hospital. Colistin was used for A. baumannii isolates which were resistant to all other available antimicrobials. In the tobr...

  7. Molecular analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis causing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis meningitis.

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    Caws, M; Thwaites, GE; Duy, PM; Tho, DQ; Lan, NT; Hoa, DV; Chau, TT; Huyen, MN; Anh, PT; Van Chau, NV; Chinh, TN; Stepniewska, K.; Farrar, J.

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    SETTING: Tertiary referral hospitals in southern Vietnam. OBJECTIVE: Molecular characterisation of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculous meningitis (TBM). DESIGN: Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 198 Vietnamese adults were compared with 237 isolates from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) matched for age, sex and residential district. Isolates resistant to isoniazid or rifampicin (RMP) were sequenced in the rpoB and katG genes, inhA promoter an...

  8. The multidrug-resistant tuberculosis challenge to public health efforts to control tuberculosis.

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    Villarino, M E; Geiter, L J; Simone, P M

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    After years of steady decline, there has been an unprecedented resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States and outbreaks of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The authors assess the nature, epidemiology, and implications of MDR-TB; provide suggestions for preventing drug resistance among patients with drug-susceptible TB; and offer recommendations for managing patients with MDR-TB. They outline the National Action Plan to Combat MDR-TB. Close collaboration among medical pract...

  9. Estimating the burden of healthcare-associated infections caused by selected multidrug-resistant bacteria Finland, 2010

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    Kanerva Mari; Ollgren Jukka; Hakanen Antti J; Lyytikäinen Outi

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    Abstract Background Knowledge of the burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antibiotic resistance is important for resource allocation in infection control. Although national surveillance networks do not routinely cover all HAIs due to multidrug-resistant bacteria, estimates are nevertheless possible: in the EU, 25,000 patients die from such infections annually. We assessed the burden of HAIs due to multidrug-resistant bacteria in Finland in 2010. Methods By combining data from ...

  10. Diverse and abundant multi-drug resistant E. coli in Matang mangrove estuaries, Malaysia

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    Ghaderpour, Aziz; Ho, Wing Sze; Chew, Li-Lee; Bong, Chui Wei; Chong, Ving Ching; Thong, Kwai-Lin; Chai, Lay Ching

    2015-01-01

    E.coli, an important vector distributing antimicrobial resistance in the environment, was found to be multi-drug resistant, abundant, and genetically diverse in the Matang mangrove estuaries, Malaysia. One-third (34%) of the estuarine E. coli was multi-drug resistant. The highest antibiotic resistance prevalence was observed for aminoglycosides (83%) and beta-lactams (37%). Phylogenetic groups A and B1, being the most predominant E. coli, demonstrated the highest antibiotic resistant level and prevalence of integrons (integron I, 21%; integron II, 3%). Detection of phylogenetic group B23 downstream of fishing villages indicates human fecal contamination as a source of E. coli pollution. Enteroaggregative E. coli (1%) were also detected immediately downstream of the fishing village. The results indicated multi-drug resistance among E. coli circulating in Matang estuaries, which could be reflective of anthropogenic activities and aggravated by bacterial and antibiotic discharges from village lack of a sewerage system, aquaculture farms and upstream animal husbandry. PMID:26483759

  11. Intraventricular ciprofloxacin usage in treatment of multidrug-resistant central nervous system infections: report of four cases

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    Ayse Karaaslan

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, multidrug-resistant microorganisms appear as important nosocomial pathogens which treatment is quite difficult. As sufficient drug levels could not be achieved in cerebrospinal fluid during intravenous antibiotic therapy for central nervous system infections and due to multidrug-resistance treatment alternatives are limited. In this study, four cases of central nervous system infections due to multidrug-resistant microorganisms who were successfully treated with removal of the devices and intraventricular ciprofloxacin are presented. In conclusion, intraventricular ciprofloxacin can be used for treatment of central nervous system infections if the causative microorganism is sensitive to the drug and no other alternative therapy is available.

  12. Imaging recognition of inhibition of multidrug resistance in human breast cancer xenografts using {sup 99m}Tc-labeled sestamibi and tetrofosmin

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    Liu Zhonglin [Department of Radiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067 (United States)]. E-mail: zliu@radiology.arizona.edu; Stevenson, Gail D. [Department of Radiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067 (United States); Barrett, Harrison H. [Department of Radiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067 (United States); Furenlid, Lars R. [Department of Radiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067 (United States); Wilson, Donald W. [Department of Radiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067 (United States); Kastis, George A. [Department of Radiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067 (United States); Bettan, Michael [Department of Radiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067 (United States); Woolfenden, James M. [Department of Radiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067 (United States)

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    Background: {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi (MIBI) and {sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin (TF) are avid transport substrates recognized by the multidrug resistance (MDR) P-glycoprotein (Pgp). This study was designed to compare the properties of MIBI and TF in assessing the inhibition of Pgp by PSC833 in severe combined immunodeficient mice bearing MCF7 human breast tumors using SPECT imaging. Methods: Animals with drug-sensitive (MCF/WT) and drug-resistant (MCF7/AdrR) tumors were treated by PSC833 and by carrier vehicle 1 h before imaging, respectively. Dynamic images were acquired for 30 min after intravenous injection of MIBI/TF using a SPECT system, FastSPECT. The biodistribution of MIBI and TF was determined at the end of the imaging session. Results: MCF7/WT in the absence and presence of PSC833 could be visualized by MIBI and TF imaging within 5 min and remained detectable for 30 min postinjection. MCF7/AdrR could be visualized only 2-5 min without PSC833 treatment but could be detected for 30 min with PSC833, very similar to MCF7/WT. MCF7/AdrR without PSC833 showed significantly greater radioactive washout than MCF7/WT and MCF7/AdrR with PSC833 treatment. PSC833 increased the accumulation (%ID/g) in MCF7/AdrR 3.0-fold (1.62{+-}0.15 vs. 0.55{+-}0.05, P<.05) for TF and 1.9-fold (1.21{+-}0.04 vs. 0.64{+-}0.05, P<.05) for MIBI but did not affect MCF7/WT. Conclusions: The feasibility of MIBI and TF for assessment of MDR expression and inhibition was demonstrated in mice through FastSPECT imaging. The results indicate that TF may be at least comparable with MIBI in recognizing Pgp expression and modulation.

  13. Reversing of multidrug resistance breast cancer by co-delivery of P-gp siRNA and doxorubicin via folic acid-modified core-shell nanomicelles.

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    Wu, Yang; Zhang, Yu; Zhang, Wei; Sun, Chunlong; Wu, Jianzhong; Tang, Jinhai

    2016-02-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains one of major limitation for the successful treatment of many cancers including breast cancer. Co-delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs and small interfering RNA (siRNA) has been developed because of its ability to generate synergistic anticancer effects via different mechanisms of action, to reverse MDR and increase the efficacy of chemotherapeutic drugs in cancer therapy. Herein, we employed a kind of efficient multifunctional tumor targeted nanomicelles (PECL3) for the co-delivery of hydrophobic anti-cancer drugs and siRNA. This kind of nanomicelles were constructed by folic acid (FA)-decorated PEG-b-(PCL-g-PEI)-b-PCL triblock copolymers, which were synthesized through "click chemistry" and "ring opening" polymerization. Driven by the "core-shell" structure and the electrostatic interaction, this triblock copolymer could efficiently encapsulate P-glycoprotein (P-gp) siRNA and doxorubicin (DOX). The obtained nanomicelles can prevent renal clearance, RNase degradation and aggregation in circulation. Compared to the non-specific delivery, these FA functionalized nanomicelles could efficiently deliver P-gp siRNA to reducing both P-gp expression levels and IC50 value of the DOX in DOX-resistant breast cancer cells (MCF-7/ADR). Additionally, in vivo results showed that DOX loaded PECL3 (D-PECL3) micelles could reduce toxicity of DOX on nontarget tissues and significantly inhibited MCF-7/ADR tumor growth through encapsulating DOX in the micelles and deliver them to target tumor region. Taken together, these results proof that PECL3 micelles could co-deliver siRNA and drug to inhibit MDR tumor growth. These results suggested that the co-delivery of DOX and siRNA in tumor-targeting nanomicelles could excite synergistic effect of gene therapy and chemotherapy, thus can efficiently reverse MDR cancer and kill the cancer cells. PMID:26655793

  14. Epidemiology of Carbapenem Resistance among Multi-drug Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Uganda

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    Ampaire, Lucas M.; Katawera, Victoria; Nyehangane, Dan; Boum, Yap; Bazira, Joel

    2015-01-01

    Background Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae are on the increase worldwide and their spread has become a global challenge. Escalating the challenge is the possibility that many of these are Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). This further complicates patient management. The magnitude of MDR-CPE in many developed settings has been reported, however, there is paucity of data from resource limited settings. We evaluated the epidemiology of MDR-CPE of clinical origin in South Western Uganda. Methods From September 2013 to June 2014, all Enterobacteriaceae isolated from diverse specimens obtained from patients attending Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, South-western Uganda, were screened for MDR in a laboratory-based cross sectional study. Isolates found to be MDR were screened for carbapenem susceptibility/resistance phenotypically by Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method following CLSI guidelines and genetically using the multiplex real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). Results Of the 658 strains isolated, 183 (27.8%) were MDR and 68 (37.15%) of those MDR exhibited at least one form of carbapenem resistance with 23 (12.57%) and 56 (30.60%) isolates expressing phenotypic and genetic resistance, respectively. Eleven MDR-CPE (6.01%) isolates exhibited both phenotypic and genotypic resistance to carbapenems. Only blaVIM and blaOXA-48 genes were detected among the genetically resistant isolates. Conclusion The high prevalence of MDR-CPE calls for aggressive infection control and prevention strategies, including reinforcement of hand hygiene, using contact precautions and early detection of CPE through use of targeted surveillance and molecular techniques in resource limited settings.

  15. Decreasing prevalence of multi-drugs resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Nashik City, India

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    Arun P. More

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    Full Text Available Objective: In India, increasing prevalence of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR has aggravated the control oftuberculosis problem. In many urban and semi-urban regions of India, no surveillance data of multidrug resistance inMycobacterium tuberculosisis available.Methods: A surveillance study on multidrug resistance was carried out in semi-urban and rural regions in and aroundNashik City of Maharashtra, India. The surveillance study was conducted in this region found that the prevalence ofcombined resistance to first and second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs is remarkably high. The isolates of M. tuberculosiswas identified and subjected to drug susceptibility testing. The patterns of drug susceptibility of isolates of M. tuberculosisduring the periods 2000 and 2004 were compared with drug susceptibility patterns of the organisms during theperiod 2008 to 2011.Results: The 260 isolates identified as M. tuberculosis show mean drug resistance prevalence of 45.6% for more than anytwo drugs and the MDR rate as 37% in the years 2000 to 2004 whereas 305 isolates of the organism show mean drugresistance prevalence of 30.2% and the MDR rate as 25% in the years 2008 to 2011.Conclusion: The researcher found that, though the prevalence of multidrug resistance to the drugs tested is remarkablyhigh, it has come down noticeably during the past seven years due to efforts of State Government and strict implementationof treatment guidelines of WHO by the physicians. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2013; 3(1: 12-17Key words: MDR-TB, XDR-TB, DOTS, drug-resistance prevalence rate.

  16. Additional drug resistance of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in patients in 9 countries.

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    Kurbatova, Ekaterina V; Dalton, Tracy; Ershova, Julia; Tupasi, Thelma; Caoili, Janice Campos; Van Der Walt, Martie; Kvasnovsky, Charlotte; Yagui, Martin; Bayona, Jaime; Contreras, Carmen; Leimane, Vaira; Via, Laura E; Kim, HeeJin; Akksilp, Somsak; Kazennyy, Boris Y; Volchenkov, Grigory V; Jou, Ruwen; Kliiman, Kai; Demikhova, Olga V; Cegielski, J Peter

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    Data from a large multicenter observational study of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) were analyzed to simulate the possible use of 2 new approaches to treatment of MDR TB: a short (9-month) regimen and a bedaquiline-containing regimen. Of 1,254 patients, 952 (75.9%) had no resistance to fluoroquinolones and second-line injectable drugs and thus would qualify as candidates for the 9-month regimen; 302 (24.1%) patients with resistance to a fluoroquinolone or second-line injectable drug would qualify as candidates for a bedaquiline-containing regimen in accordance with published guidelines. Among candidates for the 9-month regimen, standardized drug-susceptibility tests demonstrated susceptibility to a median of 5 (interquartile range 5-6) drugs. Among candidates for bedaquiline, drug-susceptibility tests demonstrated susceptibility to a median of 3 (interquartile range 2-4) drugs; 26% retained susceptibility to TB programs in planning to implement new drugs and drug regimens. PMID:25988299

  17. The Role of Antimicrobial Peptides in Preventing Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections and Biofilm Formation

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    Kyung-Soo Hahm

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Over the last decade, decreasing effectiveness of conventional antimicrobial-drugs has caused serious problems due to the rapid emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens. Furthermore, biofilms, which are microbial communities that cause serious chronic infections and dental plaque, form environments that enhance antimicrobial resistance. As a result, there is a continuous search to overcome or control such problems, which has resulted in antimicrobial peptides being considered as an alternative to conventional drugs. Antimicrobial peptides are ancient host defense effector molecules in living organisms. These peptides have been identified in diverse organisms and synthetically developed by using peptidomimic techniques. This review was conducted to demonstrate the mode of action by which antimicrobial peptides combat multidrug-resistant bacteria and prevent biofilm formation and to introduce clinical uses of these compounds for chronic disease, medical devices, and oral health. In addition, combinations of antimicrobial peptides and conventional drugs were considered due to their synergetic effects and low cost for therapeutic treatment.

  18. Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Fish and Fish Handlers in Maiduguri, Nigeria

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    Hafsat Ali Grema

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    Full Text Available Multi-drug resistant bacteria were isolated from fresh fish and fish handlers using conventional methods of bacterial isolation such as colonial morphology, gram staining and biochemical tests. The bacteria isolated include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus sp, E. coli, Klebsiella sp, Proteus sp. and Brucella sp. bacterial isolates were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility testing using disc diffusion technique against ten antimicrobial agents. S. aureus isolates showed resistance to gentamycin, tetracycline, oxacillin, ciprofloxacin and cefoxitin while Streptococcus sp were resistant to tetracycline, chloramphenicol and clindamycin. All the bacterial isolates were resistant to tetracycline while susceptible to cefoxitin, cephazolin, erythromycin and clindamycin. The multi drug resistance pattern of Staphylococcus aureus isolates showed resistance to three and more antimicrobial agents while none was resistant to 10 antimicrobial agents. All other isolates were resistant to four and more different antimicrobial agents while no isolates was resistant to one and ten antimicrobial agents. Therefore the continuous monitoring and surveillance of multi-drug resistant bacteria in fish and fish handlers will not only reduce the risk of disease to the fishes but public health hazard to fish handlers and consumers in general.

  19. Effect of Three Sewage Isolated Bacteriophages on the Multidrug Resistant Pathogenic Bacteria

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    Mahdieh Golgoljam

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    Full Text Available Bacteriophages have been proposed as specific alternative for chemotherapy against multidrug resistant bacterial infections. The aim of the present study was the isolation and purification of bacteriophages from sewage, which were effective against multidrug resistant bacterial isolates and detection of their morphological characteristics. Sewage and clinical samples were used for the isolation of antibiotic resistant pathogenic bacteria. The bacteriophages were isolated and purified from sewage samples by overlay cultures of the isolated bacteria after centrifugation and filtration procedures. Three isolates of the most multidrug resistant Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa selected for bacteriophage isolation. Most of the isolates were resistant to different classes of antibiotics in the aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, macrolides, tetracyclines and ?-lactam antibiotic groups. The isolated bacteriophges showed different plaque morphologies on the bacterial cultures. The three purified bacteriophages had icosahedral or hexagonal heads. Long tails observed in Escherichia coli bacteriophages, with the total length of about 170 nm for the phages particles; short tails observed in Klebsiella pneumonia phages particles, with the approximate total lengths of 150 nm; and short tails with the approximate 35 nm total particles length observed in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophages.

  20. Decreased Hepatic Breast Cancer Resistance Protein Expression and Function in Multidrug Resistance-Associated Protein 2-Deficient (TR?) Rats

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    Multidrug resistance-associated protein (Mrp) 2-deficient (TR?) Wistar rats have been used to elucidate the role of Mrp2 in drug disposition. Decreased breast cancer resistance protein (Bcrp) levels were reported in sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCH) from TR? rats compared with those from wild-type (WT) rats. This study was designed to characterize hepatic Bcrp expression and function in TR? rats, using nitrofurantoin and pitavastatin as substrates. Bcrp was knocked down by RNA interference ...

  1. Epstein-Barr virus-negative aggressive natural killer-cell leukaemia with high P-glycoprotein activity and phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2

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    Sanja Perkovic

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Aggressive natural killer-cell leukaemia (ANKL is a rare type of disease with fulminant course and poor outcome. The disease is more prevalent among Asians than in other ethnic groups and shows strong association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV and P-glycoprotein (P-gp expression associated with multidrug resistance. Here we present a case of a 47 year old Caucasian female with a prior medical history of azathioprine treated ulcerative colitis who developed EBV-negative form of ANKL. The patient presented with hepatosplenomegaly, fever and nausea with peripheral blood and bone marrow infiltration with up to 70% of atypical lymphoid cells positive for cCD3, CD2, CD7, CD56, CD38, CD45, TIA1 and granzyme B, and negative for sCD3, CD4, CD5, CD8, CD34 and CD123 indicative of ANKL. Neoplastic CD56+ NK-cells showed high level of P-glycoprotein expression and activity, but also strong expression of phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2 MAP kinase. The patient was treated with an intensive polychemotherapy regimen designed for treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, but one month after admission developed sepsis, coma and died of cardiorespiratory arrest. We present additional evidence that, except for the immunophenotype, leukaemic NK-cells resemble normal NK-cells in terms of P-gp functional capacity and expression of phosphorylated ERK1/2 signalling molecule. In that sense drugs that block P-glycoprotein activity and activated signalling pathways might represent new means for targeted therapy.

  2. Impact of Genetic Polymorphisms of ABCB1 (MDR1, P-Glycoprotein) on Drug Disposition and Potential Clinical Implications: Update of the Literature.

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    Wolking, Stefan; Schaeffeler, Elke; Lerche, Holger; Schwab, Matthias; Nies, Anne T

    2015-07-01

    ATP-binding cassette transporter B1 (ABCB1; P-glycoprotein; multidrug resistance protein 1) is an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent efflux transporter located in the plasma membrane of many different cell types. Numerous structurally unrelated compounds, including drugs and environmental toxins, have been identified as substrates. ABCB1 limits the absorption of xenobiotics from the gut lumen, protects sensitive tissues (e.g. the brain, fetus and testes) from xenobiotics and is involved in biliary and renal secretion of its substrates. In recent years, a large number of polymorphisms of the ABCB1 [ATP-binding cassette, sub-family B (MDR/TAP), member 1] gene have been described. The variants 1236C>T (rs1128503, p.G412G), 2677G>T/A (rs2032582, p.A893S/T) and 3435C>T (rs1045642, p.I1145I) occur at high allele frequencies and create a common haplotype; therefore, they have been most widely studied. This review provides an overview of clinical studies published between 2002 and March 2015. In summary, the effect of ABCB1 variation on P-glycoprotein expression (messenger RNA and protein expression) and/or activity in various tissues (e.g. the liver, gut and heart) appears to be small. Although polymorphisms and haplotypes of ABCB1 have been associated with alterations in drug disposition and drug response, including adverse events with various ABCB1 substrates in different ethnic populations, the results have been majorly conflicting, with limited clinical relevance. Future research activities are warranted, considering a deep-sequencing approach, as well as well-designed clinical studies with appropriate sample sizes to elucidate the impact of rare ABCB1 variants and their potential consequences for effect sizes. PMID:25860377

  3. Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a review of current concepts and future challenges.

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    Günther, Gunar

    2014-06-01

    Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis are recent global health issues, which makes tuberculosis - after the success of short course treatment during the second half of the last century - a major health challenge. Globalisation, health inequalities, competing economic interests and political instability contribute substantially to the spread of drug-resistant strains, which are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Issues such as increasing transmission of drug-resistant strains, poor diagnostic coverage and a lengthy, toxic treatment need to be overcome by innovative approaches to tuberculosis control, prevention, diagnostics and treatment. This review addresses recent developments and future concepts. PMID:24889573

  4. Ascites Increases Expression/Function of Multidrug Resistance Proteins in Ovarian Cancer Cells.

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    Mo, Lihong; Pospichalova, Vendula; Huang, Zhiqing; Murphy, Susan K; Payne, Sturgis; Wang, Fang; Kennedy, Margaret; Cianciolo, George J; Bryja, Vitezslav; Pizzo, Salvatore V; Bachelder, Robin E

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    Chemotherapy resistance is the major reason for the failure of ovarian cancer treatment. One mechanism behind chemo-resistance involves the upregulation of multidrug resistance (MDR) genes (ABC transporters) that effectively transport (efflux) drugs out of the tumor cells. As a common symptom in stage III/IV ovarian cancer patients, ascites is associated with cancer progression. However, whether ascites drives multidrug resistance in ovarian cancer cells awaits elucidation. Here, we demonstrate that when cultured with ascites derived from ovarian cancer-bearing mice, a murine ovarian cancer cell line became less sensitive to paclitaxel, a first line chemotherapeutic agent for ovarian cancer patients. Moreover, incubation of murine ovarian cancer cells in vitro with ascites drives efflux function in these cells. Functional studies show ascites-driven efflux is suppressible by specific inhibitors of either of two ABC transporters [Multidrug Related Protein (MRP1); Breast Cancer Related Protein (BCRP)]. To demonstrate relevance of our findings to ovarian cancer patients, we studied relative efflux in human ovarian cancer cells obtained from either patient ascites or from primary tumor. Immortalized cell lines developed from human ascites show increased susceptibility to efflux inhibitors (MRP1, BCRP) compared to a cell line derived from a primary ovarian cancer, suggesting an association between ascites and efflux function in human ovarian cancer. Efflux in ascites-derived human ovarian cancer cells is associated with increased expression of ABC transporters compared to that in primary tumor-derived human ovarian cancer cells. Collectively, our findings identify a novel activity for ascites in promoting ovarian cancer multidrug resistance. PMID:26148191

  5. P-glycoprotein expression induced by glucose depletion enhanced the chemosensitivity in human hepatocellular carcinoma cell-lines.

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    Cheng, Samuel Chak-Sum; Zhou, Jing; Xie, Yong

    2005-04-01

    Chemoresistance in cancer cells is frequently associated with an over-expression of the P-glycoprotein (P-gp). The expression of P-gp can be regulated as the cells encounter a number of chemical, physical or environmental stimuli. In this study, P-gp was found gradually expressed in a human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) QGY-7703 cells after 48 h of culturing in glucose-free medium. This phenomenon disappeared after the removal of glucose deprivation culture conditions. Mdr1-cDNA isolated from the cell line cultured in glucose-free conditions (namely QGY-7703G), was transiently transformed into the parent QGY-7703 cells, and multi-drug resistance was eventually induced. Results from XTT cytotoxicity assays indicated that the mdr1 gene was functional and the P-gp could restore the QGY-7703 cell's ability to withstand high concentrations of a number of chemotherapeutic agents. A P-gp inhibitor, verapamil, could completely reverse the cellular drug resistance when applied to the QGY-7703G cells. Our results indicated that an alteration of a specific state in cells caused by an external stimulus in vitro may lead to an expression of stress proteins (e.g. P-gp), which may enhance the cells' survival in adverse conditions. The expressed P-gp induced by glucose deprivation has a functional role in affecting the chemosensitivity in HCC QGY-7703G cells. Inhibition of P-gp activity may enhance the effect of the cancer cells towards cancer chemotherapy. PMID:15914037

  6. Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes as Carriers of Ruthenium Complexes to Antagonize Cancer Multidrug Resistance and Radioresistance.

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    Wang, Ni; Feng, Yanxian; Zeng, Lilan; Zhao, Zhennan; Chen, Tianfeng

    2015-07-15

    Multidrug resistance and radioresistance are major obstacles for successful cancer therapy. Due to the unique characteristics of high surface area, improved cellular uptake, and the possibility to be easily bound with therapeutics, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted increasing attention as potential nanodrug delivery systems. In this study, a CNT-based radiosensitive nanodrug delivery system was rationally designed to antagonize the multidrug resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma. The nanosystem was loaded with a potent anticancer ruthenium polypyridyl complex (RuPOP) via ?-? interaction and formation of a hydrogen bond. The functionalized nanosystem (RuPOP@MWCNTs) enhanced the cellular uptake of RuPOP in liver cancer cells, especially drug-resistant R-HepG2 cells, through endocytosis. Consistently, the selective cellular uptake endowed the nanosystem amplified anticancer efficacy against R-HepG2 cells but not in normal cells. Interestingly, RuPOP@MWCNTs significantly enhanced the anticancer efficacy of clinically used X-ray against R-HepG2 cells through induction of apoptosis and G0/G1 cell cycle arrest, with the involvement of ROS overproduction, which activated several downstream signaling pathways, including DNA damage-mediated p53 phosphorylation, activation of p38, and inactivation of AKT and ERK. Moreover, the nanosystem also effectively reduces the toxic side effects of loaded drugs and prolongs the blood circulation in vivo. Taken together, the results demonstrate the rational design of functionalized carbon nanotubes and their application as effective nanomedicine to overcome cancer multidrug resistance. PMID:26107995

  7. Combating multidrug resistance in bacterial infection by targeting functional proteome with natural products.

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    Xiong, Meng; Guo, Zongke; Han, Bing; Chen, Ming

    2015-01-01

    Antibiotic resistance has become a major clinical and public health problem within the lifetime of most people living today. Development of new therapeutic approaches to prevent antimicrobial chemotherapy from bacterial multidrug resistance has thus been becoming a primary consideration in the medicinal community. In this study, we describe a protocol that is potential for combating multidrug resistance by rational screening of natural medicines to target the bacterial functional proteome. To achieve this, a pipeline of integrating virtual screening and susceptibility testing has been described to identify antibacterial agents from various natural products with diverse structures and high drug-likeness. A number of promising candidates with potent antibacterial activity were identified, from which six available compounds were assayed to determine their susceptibility to four multidrug-resistant strains. Consequently, while most tested candidates showed moderate (20 50 ?g/mL) antibacterial activities, two natural products, i.e. pseudopterosin A and ciprofloxacin, were measured to possess strong broad-spectrum potency combating different strains (MIC < 20 ?g/mL). PMID:25518752

  8. The role of P-glycoprotein in intestinal transport versus the BBB transport of tetraphenylphosphonium.

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    Swed, Avi; Eyal, Sara; Madar, Igal; Zohar-Kontante, Hila; Weiss, Lola; Hoffman, Amnon

    2009-01-01

    Tetraphenylphosphonium (TPP), a phosphonium cation, is a promising means for tumor imaging. A major contributor to the pharmacokinetics of phosphonium cations is the efflux transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp). For this application it is important to ascertain the influence of the multidrug resistance system on TPP. Therefore, our aim was to characterize the interaction of TPP with P-gp, in vitro and in in vivo models. P-gp-mediated transport of [3H]-TPP was assessed in Caco-2 cells and ex vivo in rat intestinal wall by the use of a diffusion cell system. The distribution of [3H]-TPP across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) was studied in rats and mice treated with P-gp modulators and in Mdr-1a/b((-/-)) knockout mice. The in vitro permeability coefficient of basolateral-to-apical transfer (PappB-A) of [3H]-TPP was 8-fold greater than apical-to-basolateral (PappA-B) coefficient, indicative of net mucosal secretion. A concentration dependent decrease of this secretion was obtained by the P-gp substrate verapamil, while no effect was evident by the MRP2 inhibitor MK-571 and the BCRP inhibitor FTC. [3H]-TPP transfer across rat jejunum wall was directional and concentration-dependent. 2,4-Dinitrophenol, cyclosporin A (CsA), verapamil and PSC-833 enhanced A-B transport of TPP 3.6-fold, 4-fold, 4.6-fold and 5.3-fold respectively. Likewise, PappA-B of [3H]-TPP was 5-fold greater in P-gp knockout mice than in controls. In vivo, PSC-833, P-gp inhibitor, significantly increased the uptake of [3H]-TPP in the liver, heart, small intestine and the lungs but not the brain. Similar results were obtained in P-gp knockout mice. Our study demonstrates that P-gp mediates TPP efflux in vitro and in vivo; however, the consistently poor BBB permeation of TPP in all in vivo studies including P-gp knockout animals indicates that it is most likely mediated by other mechanisms. These findings are important for optimized clinical application of TPP as an imaging agent in cancer. PMID:19722701

  9. Scintigraphic imaging of P-glycoprotein expression with a radiolabelled antibody

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    Eerd, Julliette E.M. van; Geus-Oei, Lioe-Fee de; Oyen, Wim J.G.; Corstens, Frans H.M.; Boerman, Otto C. [Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Nuclear Medicine, HB Nijmegen (Netherlands)

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    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a membrane efflux pump protein that is involved in multidrug resistance (MDR). Tumour cells with high P-gp expression show poor response to cancer treatment with several chemotherapeutics. In vivo targeting and visualisation of P-gp expression would allow MDR to be evaluated non-invasively prior to treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of visualising P-gp expression in tumours using a monoclonal anti-P-gp antibody, 15D3. Nude BALB/c mice with subcutaneously growing human uterine sarcoma cell tumours with either high (MES-SA/D x 5 1977) or low (MES-SA 1976) P-gp expression were used. When tumours were 0.2-0.4 g, mice received {sup 131}I-15D3 or {sup 111}In-DTPA-15D3 monoclonal anti-P-gp antibody intravenously. Images were acquired up to 3 days p.i. and radioactivity concentration in various tissues was determined after euthanisation of the animals. The images demonstrated that radioactivity accumulated to a higher concentration in high P-gp expressing tumours than in the low P-gp expressing MES-SA 1976 tumour. Furthermore, visualisation of the P-gp expressing tumours was superior with {sup 111}In-DTPA-15D3 than with {sup 131}I-15D3. After injection of {sup 111}In-DTPA-15D3, the high P-gp expressing MES-SA/D x 5 1977 tumours were clearly visualised at 3 days p.i. The biodistribution data indicated that radioactivity concentration in the high P-gp expressing tumours was higher than in the tumours with low P-gp expression (20.78{+-}1.42 %ID/g for MES-SA/Dx5 1977 tumours and 8.39{+-}3.78 %ID/g for MES-SA 1976 tumours for {sup 111}In-DTPA-15D3). The {sup 111}In-labelled monoclonal anti-P-gp antibody clearly visualised P-gp expression in a human uterine sarcoma tumour in nude mice. (orig.)

  10. Cost-effectiveness of Newer Antiretroviral Drugs in Treatment-Experienced Patients with Multi-drug Resistant HIV Disease

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    Bayoumi, AM; Barnett, PG; Joyce, VR; Griffin, SC; Sun, H; Bansback, NJ; Holodniy, M.; Sanders, G.; Brown, ST; Kyriakides, TC; Angus, B.; Cameron, DW; Anis, AH; Sculpher, M.; Owens, DK

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    OBJECTIVE: Newer antiretroviral drugs provide substantial benefits but are expensive. The cost-effectiveness of using antiretroviral drugs in combination for patients with multidrug-resistant HIV disease was determined. DESIGN: A cohort state-transition model was built representing treatment-experienced patients with low CD4 counts, high viral load levels, and multidrug-resistant virus. The effectiveness of newer drugs (those approved in 2005 or later) was estimated from published randomized ...

  11. Comparison of the multi-drug resistant human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line Bel-7402/ADM model established by three methods

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    Zhong Xingguo; Xiong Maoming; Meng Xiangling; Gong Renhua

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    Abstract Background To compare the biological characteristics of three types of human hepatocellular carcinoma multi-drug resistant cell sub-lines Bel-7402/ADM models established by three methods. Methods Established human hepatocellular carcinoma adriamycin (ADM) multi-drug resistant cell sub-lines models Bel-7402/ADMV, Bel-7402/ADML and Bel-7402/ADMS by three methods of in vitro concentration gradient increased induction, nude mice liver-implanted induction and subcutaneous-implanted induct...

  12. Multidrug Resistance Protein 1 Protects the Oropharyngeal Mucosal Layer and the Testicular Tubules against Drug-induced Damage

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    Wijnholds, Jan; Scheffer, George L; van der? Valk, Martin; van der ?Valk, Paul; BEIJNEN, JOS H.; Rik J Scheper; Borst, Piet

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    The multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1) gene encodes a transporter protein that helps to protect cells against xenobiotics. Elevated levels of MRP1 in tumor cells can result in active extrusion of a wide range of (anticancer) drugs with different cellular targets, a phenomenon called multidrug resistance (MDR). To explore the protective function of the mouse mrp1 protein during drug treatment, we investigated the toxicity caused by the anticancer drug etoposide-phosphate (ETOPOPHOS) in m...

  13. The anticancer agent PB-100, selectively active on malignant cells, inhibits multiplication of sixteen malignant cell lines, even multidrug resistant

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    Mirko Beljanski

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    The plant-derived anticancer agent PB-100 selectively destroys cancer cells, even when multidrug resistant; yet, it does not inhibit normal (non-malignant) cell multiplication. Testing of PB-100 on sixteen malignant cell lines, several multidrug resistant, as well as on five normal cell lines, confirmed our previous results. Flavopereirine and dihydroflavopereirine, the active principles of PB-100, were chemically synthesized and displayed the same selectivity for tumor cells as the purified ...

  14. The prevalence of OqxAB multidrug efflux pump amongst olaquindox resistant Escherichia coli in pigs

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    Hansen, L. H.; Sørensen, S. J.; Jørgensen, H. S.; Jensen, Lars Bogø

    2005-01-01

    The quinoxaline olaquindox has been used extensively as a growth promoter for pigs. Recently, we isolated a plasmid (pOLA52) conferring resistance to olaquindox from swine manure. On this plasmid, the oqxA and oqxB genes encode an RND-family multidrug efflux pump, OqxAB. It facilitates resistance to olaquindox as well as resistance to other antimicrobials like chloramphenicol. In this study, 10 of the 556 (1.8%) previously isolated Escherichia coli strains were shown to have an MIC >or= 64 micro...

  15. Extremely high prevalence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Murmansk, Russia: a population-based study

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    Mäkinen, J; Marjamäki, M.; Haanperä-Heikkinen, M.; H. Marttila; Endourova, L. B.; Presnova, S. E.; Mathys, V.; Bifani, P; Ruohonen, R.; Viljanen, M. K.; Soini, H.

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    Abstract Drug resistance and molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in the Murmansk region was investigated in a 2-year, population-based surveillance of the civilian population. During 2003 and 2004, isolates from all culture-positive cases were collected (n?=?1,226). Prevalence of multi-drug resistance (MDR) was extremely high, as 114 out of 439 new cases (26.0%), and 574 out of 787 previously treated cases (72.9%) were resistant to at least isoniazid (INH) and rifampin (RIF...

  16. Molecular characterisation of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolates from Gomel region, Belarus

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    Tapalski, D.; Hendriksen, Rene S.

    2007-01-01

    This study describes the characterisation by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) typing and antimicrobial resistance profiles of 35 Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolates, mostly from infections in children who acquired an infection outside hospitals in the Gomel region of Belarus. Thirty-one isolates were highly similar according to PFGE and MLVA typing, were multidrug-resistant, including resistance to ceftiofur, and harboured the bla(CTX-M-5) gene. These results indicate that a common source may have been responsible for most of the infections.

  17. Diffusion and Persistence of Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Typhimurium Strains Phage Type DT120 in Southern Italy

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    de Vito, Danila; Monno, Rosa; Nuccio, Federica; Legretto, Marilisa; Oliva, Marta; Coscia, Maria Franca; Dionisi, Anna Maria; Calia, Carla; Capolongo, Carmen; Pazzani, Carlo

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    Sixty-two multidrug resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium strains isolated from 255 clinical strains collected in Southern Italy in 2006–2008 were characterised for antimicrobial resistance genes, pulsotype, and phage type. Most strains (83.9%) were resistant to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfamethoxazole, and tetracycline (ACSSuT) encoded in 88.5% by the Salmonella genomic island (SGI1) and in 11.5% by the InH-like integron (blaOXA-30–aadA1) and catA1, sul1, and t...

  18. Effect of magnetic nanoparticles of Fe3O4 and 5-bromotetrandrine on reversal of multidrug resistance in K562/A02 leukemic cells

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    Jian Cheng

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    Full Text Available Jian Cheng1*, Weiwei Wu1*, Bao-an Chen1, Feng Gao1, Wenlin Xu2, Chong Gao1, Jiahua Ding1, Yunyu Sun1, Huihui Song1, Wen Bao1, Xinchen Sun3, Cuirong Xu1, Wenji Chen1, Ningna Chen1, Lijie Liu4, Guohua Xia1, Xiaomao Li5, Xuemei Wang61Department of Hematology, 3Department of Oncology, The Afiliated Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Hematology, The First People’s Hospital of Zhengjiang, Zhenjiang, People’s Republic of China; 4Institution of Physiology, 6State Key Lab of Bioelectronics (Chien-Shiung Wu Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 5Department of Physics, University of Saarland, Saarbruechen, Germany; *These authors have contributed equally to this workAbstract: This study aims to evaluate the multidrug resistance (MDR reversal activity by magnetic nanoparticles of Fe3O4 (MNPs-Fe3O4 and 5-bromotetrandrine (BrTet MDR cell line K562/A02 solitarily or symphysially. The proliferation of K562 and K562/A02 cells and the cytotoxicity on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PMBCs were evaluated by MTT assay. Cellular accumulation of daunorubicin (DNR was analyzed by flow cytometry. Real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting analyses were performed to examine the mRNA and protein levels of mdr1, respectively. The results showed that the combination of MNPs-Fe3O4 and BrTet with effective concentrations significantly increased cytotoxicity against MDR cell line K562/A02. Both BrTet and MNPs-Fe3O4 increased the intracellular DNR accumulation in the K562/A02 cell line, and downregulated the level of mdr1 gene and expression of P-glycoprotein. Furthermore, the combination did not have significant cytotoxicity in PMBCs. We propose that MNPs-Fe3O4 conjugated with DNR and BrTet probably have synergetic effects on MDR reversal.Keywords: magnetic nanoparticles of Fe3O4, 5-bromotetrandrine, multidrug resistance K562/A02

  19. Daunorubicin-loaded magnetic nanoparticles of Fe3O4 overcome multidrug resistance and induce apoptosis of K562-n/VCR cells in vivo

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    Bao-an Chen

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Bao-an Chen1, Bin-bin Lai1, Jian Cheng1, Guo-hua Xia1, Feng Gao1, Wen-lin Xu2, Jia-hua Ding1, Chong Gao1, Xin-chen Sun3, Cui-rong Xu1, Wen-ji Chen1, Ning-na Chen1, Li-jie Liu4, Xiao-mao Li5, Xue-mei Wang61Department of Hematology, 3Department of Oncology, the Affiliated Zhongda Hospital, Clinical Medical School, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Hematology, the Affiliated People’s Hospital, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, People’s Republic of China; 4Institution of Physiology, 6State Key Lab of Bioelectronics (Chien-shiung Wu Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 5Department of Physics, University of Saarland, Saarbruechen, GermanyAbstract: Multidrug resistance (MDR is a major obstacle to cancer chemotherapy. We evaluated the effect of daunorubicin (DNR-loaded magnetic nanoparticles of Fe3O4 (MNPs-Fe3O4 on K562-n/VCR cells in vivo. K562-n and its MDR counterpart K562-n/VCR cell were inoculated into nude mice subcutaneously. The mice were randomly divided into four groups: group A received normal saline, group B received DNR, group C received MNPs-Fe3O4, and group D received DNR-loaded MNPs-Fe3O4. For K562-n/VCR tumor, the weight was markedly lower in group D than that in groups A, B, and C. The transcriptions of Mdr-1 and Bcl-2 gene were significantly lower in group D than those in groups A, B, and C. The expression of Bcl-2 was lower in group D than those in groups A, B, and C, but there was no difference in the expression of P-glycoprotein. The transcriptions and expressions of Bax and caspase-3 in group D were increased significantly when compared with groups A, B, and C. In conclusion, DNR-loaded MNPs-Fe3O4 can overcome MDR in vivo.Keywords: multidrug-resistance reversal, leukemia, magnetic nanoparticles of Fe3O4, in vivo

  20. Identification and characterization of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Albert isolates in the United States.

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    Folster, Jason P; Campbell, Davina; Grass, Julian; Brown, Allison C; Bicknese, Amelia; Tolar, Beth; Joseph, Lavin A; Plumblee, Jodie R; Walker, Carrie; Fedorka-Cray, Paula J; Whichard, Jean M

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    Salmonella enterica is one of the most common causes of bacterial foodborne illness in the United States. Although most Salmonella infections are self-limiting, antimicrobial treatment of invasive salmonellosis is critical. The primary antimicrobial treatment options include fluoroquinolones or extended-spectrum cephalosporins, and resistance to these antimicrobial drugs may complicate treatment. At present, S. enterica is composed of more than 2,600 unique serotypes, which vary greatly in geographic prevalence, ecological niche, and the ability to cause human disease, and it is important to understand and mitigate the source of human infection, particularly when antimicrobial resistance is found. In this study, we identified and characterized 19 S. enterica serotype Albert isolates collected from food animals, retail meat, and humans in the United States during 2005 to 2013. All five isolates from nonhuman sources were obtained from turkeys or ground turkey, and epidemiologic data suggest poultry consumption or live-poultry exposure as the probable source of infection. S. enterica serotype Albert also appears to be geographically localized to the midwestern United States. All 19 isolates displayed multidrug resistance, including decreased susceptibility to fluoroquinolones and resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins. Turkeys are a likely source of multidrug-resistant S. enterica serotype Albert, and circulation of resistance plasmids, as opposed to the expansion of a single resistant strain, is playing a role. More work is needed to understand why these resistance plasmids spread and how their presence and the serotype they reside in contribute to human disease. PMID:25733501

  1. Inhibition of P-glycoprotein by psychotherapeutic drugs in a canine cell model.

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    Schrickx, J A; Fink-Gremmels, J

    2014-10-01

    Drug-drug interactions related to long-term therapies are of increasing concern. Psychotherapeutic drugs, licensed for the use in dogs for the management of separation anxiety and other behavioural disorders, are examples of drugs used in long-term therapies. In an in vitro system with canine P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expressing cell lines, three psychotherapeutic drugs with a different mode of action were tested for their ability to inhibit the canine multidrug transporter P-gp. At 10 ?m, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine and the tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine inhibited P-gp for 41% and 59%, respectively. In contrast, selegeline did not inhibit the function of the canine P-gp. PMID:24602126

  2. Complete Genome Sequence of Salmonella enterica Serovar Pullorum Multidrug Resistance Strain S06004 from China.

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    Li, Qiuchun; Hu, Yachen; Wu, Yinfei; Wang, Xiaochun; Xie, Xiaolei; Tao, Mingxin; Yin, Junlei; Lin, Zhijie; Jiao, Yang; Xu, Lijuan; Jiao, Xinan

    2015-05-28

    As Salmonella enterica serovar Pullorum remains a major economic problem for the poultry industries of countries with no efficient control measures, we presented a multidrug resistance strain S06004 (isolated from a clinically sick chicken in China in 2006) for genome sequencing. The genome comparison showed that the strain contained two prophages, the ST104 and prophage-4 (Fels2) of E. coli LF82, which were not detected in the only published genomes of S. Pullorum RKS5078 and CDC1983-67. In addition, the GyrA Ser83 point mutation, drugresistant genes, and many antibiotic pump systems that are present in S06004 may be contributing to the multidrug resistance of this strain. PMID:25394606

  3. Antimicrobial activity of peptidomimetics against multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli : a comparative study of different backbones

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    Jahnsen, Rasmus; Frimodt-MØller, Niels

    2012-01-01

    Novel remedies in the battle against multidrug-resistant bacterial strains are urgently needed, and one obvious approach involves antimicrobial peptides and mimics hereof. The impact of ?- and ?-peptoid as well as ?(3)-amino acid modifications on the activity profile against ?-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli was assessed by testing an array comprising different types of cationic peptidomimetics obtained by a general monomer-based solid-phase synthesis protocol. Most of the peptidomimetics possessed high to moderate activity toward multidrug-resistant E. coli as opposed to the corresponding inactive peptides. Nevertheless, differences in hemolytic activities indicate that a careful choice of backbone design constitutes a significant parameter in the search for effective cationic antimicrobial peptidomimetics targeting specific bacteria.

  4. Molecular modeling of the human multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1/ABCC1)

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    Multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1/ABCC1) is a 190 kDa member of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) superfamily of transmembrane transporters that is clinically relevant for its ability to confer multidrug resistance by actively effluxing anticancer drugs. Knowledge of the atomic structure of MRP1 is needed to elucidate its transport mechanism, but only low resolution structural data are currently available. Consequently, comparative modeling has been used to generate models of human MRP1 based on the crystal structure of the ABC transporter Sav1866 from Staphylococcus aureus. In these Sav1866-based models, the arrangement of transmembrane helices differs strikingly from earlier models of MRP1 based on the structure of the bacterial lipid transporter MsbA, both with respect to packing of the twelve helices and their interactions with the nucleotide binding domains. The functional importance of Tyr324 in transmembrane helix 6 predicted to project into the substrate translocation pathway was investigated

  5. Reversal of multidrug resistance by co-delivery of paclitaxel and lonidamine using a TPGS and hyaluronic acid dual-functionalized liposome for cancer treatment.

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    Assanhou, Assogba G; Li, Wenyuan; Zhang, Lei; Xue, Lingjing; Kong, Lingyi; Sun, Hongbin; Mo, Ran; Zhang, Can

    2015-12-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains the primary issue in cancer therapy, which is characterized by the overexpressed P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-included efflux pump or the upregulated anti-apoptotic proteins. In this study, a D-alpha-tocopheryl poly (ethylene glycol 1000) succinate (TPGS) and hyaluronic acid (HA) dual-functionalized cationic liposome containing a synthetic cationic lipid, 1,5-dioctadecyl-N-histidyl-l-glutamate (HG2C18) was developed for co-delivery of a small-molecule chemotherapeutic drug, paclitaxel (PTX) with a chemosensitizing agent, lonidamine (LND) to treat the MDR cancer. It was demonstrated that the HG2C18 lipid contributes to the endo-lysosomal escape of the liposome following internalization for efficient intracellular delivery. The TPGS component was confirmed able to elevate the intracellular accumulation of PTX by inhibiting the P-gp efflux, and to facilitate the mitochondrial-targeting of the liposome. The intracellularly released LND suppressed the intracellular ATP production by interfering with the mitochondrial function for enhanced P-gp inhibition, and additionally, sensitized the MDR breast cancer (MCF-7/MDR) cells to PTX for promoted induction of apoptosis through a synergistic effect. Functionalized with the outer HA shell, the liposome preferentially accumulated at the tumor site and showed a superior antitumor efficacy in the xenograft MCF-7/MDR tumor mice models. These findings suggest that this dual-functional liposome for co-delivery of a cytotoxic drug and an MDR modulator provides a promising strategy for reversal of MDR in cancer treatment. PMID:26426537

  6. Assessment of Carbapenem Susceptibility and Multidrug-Resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Burn Isolates in Tehran

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    Fereshteh Eftekhar

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pseudomonas aeruginosais an opportunistic pathogen which causes severe, acute and chronic nosocomial infections. These infections are difficult to eradicate since the organisms are usually multidrug-resistant. Carbapenems are considered as the most effective drugs against these isolates. However, recent emergence of carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa has become a major healthcare problem..Objectives: The present study was conducted to determine the antibiotic susceptibility of P. aeruginosa burn isolates to 13 antibiotics including imipemen and meropenem..Materials and Methods: One hundred and thirty three P. aeruginosa burn isolates were collected from Shahid Motahari Burn Hospital between July and December 2011. The majority of the isolates were from wounds (88.7%, followed by 5.26% from blood, 4.15% from subclavian catheters and 1.5% from urine. The antibiotic susceptibility profiles were studied by the agar disc diffusion..Results: The results showed 99.2% resistance to carbenicillin, 98.4% to ticarcillin, 96.2% to ciprofloxacin, 95.4% to co-trimoxazole, 94.7% to imipenem and meropenem, 93.9% to piperacillin, 93.2% to azetronam, 92.4% to tobramycin, 91.7% to cefepime, 89.4% to amikacin and ceftazidime, and finally 87.2% to piperacillin-tazobactam. Overall, 100% of the isolates showed multidrug-resistance (resistance to ? 3 classes of antibiotics including theimipenem- resistant isolates..Conclusions: The high rate of multidrug-resistance is alarming and it is crucial to screen for carbapenem resistance prior to - antibiotic therapy.

  7. Left-Sided Endocarditis Associated with Multi-Drug Resistance Acinetobacter Lwoffii

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    Naghmeh Moshtaghi

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    Full Text Available Acinetobacter lwoffii, an important nosocomial pathogen, is a gram-negative aerobic bacillus that is a component of the normal flora on the skin, oropharynx, and perineum of about 20-25% of healthy individuals. We herein present a case of a 66-year-old man with combined mitral and aortic valve endocarditis associated with multi-drug resistance acinetobacter lowffii bacteremia.

  8. Overcoming multidrug resistance by polymer inhibitors of ABC transporter MDR1.

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    Cuchalová, Lucie; Šubr, Vladimír; Koziolová, Eva; Janoušková, Olga; Hv?zdová, Zuzana; Eckschlager, T.; Etrych, Tomáš; Ulbrich, Karel

    Vancouver : Keystone Symposia, 2015. 78 /J1-1035/. [Integrating Metabolism and Tumor Biology , PI 3-Kinase Signaling Pathways in Disease. 13.01.2015-18.01.2015, Vancouver] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.30.0029; GA ?R(CZ) GAP301/12/1254 Institutional support: RVO:61389013 Keywords : multidrug resistance * drug delivery Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry

  9. Evaluation of Aromatic Plants and Compounds Used to Fight Multidrug Resistant Infections

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    Ramar Perumal Samy; Jayapal Manikandan; Mohammed Al Qahtani

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    Traditional medicine plays a vital role for primary health care in India, where it is widely practiced to treat various ailments. Among those obtained from the healers, 78 medicinal plants were scientifically evaluated for antibacterial activity. Methanol extract of plants (100??g of residue) was tested against the multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Forty-seven plants showed strong activity against Burkholderia pseudomallei (strain TES and KHW) and Staphylococ...

  10. Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: How to treat and for how long

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    Giamarellou, Helen

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    Abstract The emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacilli creates a big problem for the treatment of nosocomial infections. As the pharmaceutical pipeline wanes, the only therapeutic options are two revived antibacterials (colistin and fosfomycin), a newer one (tigecycline) and an early-phase neoglycoside (ACHN-490). Polymyxins, known since 1947, are mostly represented by polymyxin E (colistin), which has recently gained a principal position in the management of the...

  11. Intravesical colistin irrigation to treat multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii urinary tract infection: a case report

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    Volkow-Fernández Patricia; Rodríguez Cecilia Franco; Cornejo-Juárez Patricia

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Introduction Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative bacteria and a significant nosocomial pathogen in hospitals. Multidrug-resistant A. baumannii have emerged as a cause of nosocomial infections in critically ill patients. This microorganism has the ability to produce biofilms on different surfaces, which could explain their ability to persist in clinical environments and their role in device-related infections. Case presentation We present the case of a 33-year-old Hispanic man ...

  12. [Caring for a patient carrying multi-drug resistant bacteria at home].

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    Kereun, François

    2015-01-01

    Private practice health professionals play a role in the fight against healthcare-associated infections. The management of the home care of a patient carrying multi-drug resistant bacteria reveals the weaknesses in the community-hospital link. Providing care in complete safety for the caregiver as well as the patient is a major challenge. A private practice nurse shares his experience. PMID:26154361

  13. Pluronic mixed micelles overcoming methotrexate multidrug resistance: in vitro and in vivo evaluation

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    Chen Y

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Yanzuo Chen,1 Xianyi Sha,1 Wei Zhang,1,2 Weitong Zhong,1 Zhuoyang Fan,1 Qiuyue Ren,1 Liangcen Chen,1 Xiaoling Fang1 1Key Laboratory of Smart Drug Delivery, Ministry of Education and PLA, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China 2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Abstract: A Pluronic polymeric mixed micelle delivery system was developed in this study by using Pluronic P105 and F127 block copolymers to encapsulate the antitumor compound, methotrexate (MTX. The MTX-loaded Pluronic P105/F127 mixed micelle exhibited the spherical shape with about 22 nm in diameter, high encapsulation efficiency (about 85% and pH-dependent in vitro drug release. In this study, A-549 and KBv cell lines were selected as multidrug resistance tumor cell models, while H-460 and KB cell lines were chosen as sensitive tumor cells. The MTX-loaded Pluronic P105/F127 mixed micelle exhibited significant higher in vitro cytotoxicity in multidrug resistant tumor cells than that of control (MTX injection mainly because of higher cellular uptake of MTX. The pharmacokinetic studies indicated that the Pluronic micelles significantly prolonged systemic circulation time of MTX compared to MTX injection. Moreover, a much stronger antitumor efficacy in KBv tumor xenografts nude mice was observed in the MTX-loaded Pluronic P105/F127 mixed micelle group, than MTX. Collectively, Pluronic P105/F127 mixed micelles could significantly enhance the antitumor activity of MTX and might be a promising drug delivery platform for multidrug resistance modulation. Keywords: multidrug resistance, drug delivery system, micelles, Pluronic, methotrexate

  14. Canine multi-drug resistance-1 mutation prevalence: A South African perspective

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    Lérica, le Roux-Pullen; Henriëtte, van der Zwan.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The multi-drug resistance (mdr-1) gene mutation is a phenomenon well known to current veterinary practitioners. The mutation causes a predisposition for, amongst other phenomena, macrocyclic lactone-induced neurotoxicosis in affected canines, a condition that can be fatal. Various herding dog breeds [...] can be heterozygous or homozygous for the mutation, and prevalence differs only slightly in dog populations between geographical regions. This report provides prevalence data of the canine mdr-1 mutation in 306 South African dogs.

  15. Design real-time reversal of tumor multidrug resistance cleverly with shortened carbon nanotubes

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    Wu, Pingping; Li, Shang; Zhang, Haijun

    2014-01-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) in tumors renders many currently available chemotherapeutic drugs ineffective. Research in nanobiotechnology-based therapeutic alternatives has provided innovative and promising strategies to overcome MDR. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the new strategy of a co-loaded reversal agent and chemotherapeutic drug with shortened carbon nanotubes (CNTs) would show useful effects on the real-time reversal of tumor MDR. CNTs were cut and purified via ultras...

  16. Experimental Study on the Mechanism of Reversal of Leukemia Multidrug Resistance by Proteasome Inhibitor Bortezomib

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    Ying-chun LI

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE In this study, we applied multidrug resistant leukemia cell line expressing mdr1-mRNA to observe changes in mdr1-mRNA, the P-gp, cell cycle and apoptosis before and after bortezomib was used, in order to explore the mechanism of reversal of leukemia multidrug resistance by the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib.METHODS Flow cytometry (FCM was used to detect the intracellular drug concentration, expression of P-gp, cell apoptosis and cell cycle status of K562/DNR cells before and afer treatment with different concentrations of bortezomib. Fluorescence quantitative PCR was applied to detect the mdr1-mRNA expression in K562/DNR and K562/S cells. RESULTS Bortezomib could increase the intracellular DNR content in K562/DNR cells, but showed no effect in K562/S cells. 5-100 nmol/L bortezomib could significantly reduce the P-gp/mdr1-mRNA expression in K562/DNR cells in vitro, and showed a dose-dependent effect. There was a statistically significant difference (P < 0.05 between different concentration groups and the control group. P-gp/mdr1-mRNA expression was negatively correlated with cell apoptosis (r = -0.912 and P < 0.01. After treatment with different concentrations of bortezomib for 24 h, K562/DNR cells in G2 + M phases were significantly increased, while cells in G0 + G1 phases and S phase were significantlydecreased, accompanied by an increased apoptotic rate.CONCLUSION Bortezomib can induce G0 + G1 phase to G2 + M phase, and thereby enhance the chemosensitivity of leukemia, and may also reverse the multidrug resistance in leukemia mediated by P-gp overexpression encoded by mdr1 gene. This confirms that bortezomib can reverse leukemia multidrug resistance at the levels of nucleic acid and protein molecules.

  17. Synthesis of multidrug resistance modulator LY335979 labeled with deuterium and tritium

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    DIDEUTERO AND DITRITIOISOTOPOMERS OF THE MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE MODULATOR LY335979 WERE PREPARED BY INITIAL BROMINATION OF 5-HYDROXYQUINOLINE UNDER ACIDIC CONDITIONS FOLLOWED BY MITSUNOBU COUPLING OF 6,8-DIBROMO-5-HYDROXYQUINOLINE WITH (S)-GLYCIDOL. OPENING OF THE RESULTING EPOXIDE WITH DIBENZOSUBERYLPIPERAZINE LY335995 RESULTED IN DIBROMOANALOG OF LY335979, WHICH WAS FINALLY REDUCTIVELY DEBROMINATED WITH DEUTERIUM OR TRITIUM IN THE PRESENCE OF PALLADIUM ON CARBON. (AUTHOR)

  18. The Outcomes of Using Colistin for Treating Multidrug Resistant Acinetobacter Species Bloodstream Infections

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    Lim, Seung-Kwan; Lee, Sang-Oh; Choi, Seong-Ho; Choi, Jae-Phil; Kim, Sung-Han; Jeong, Jin-Yong; Choi, Sang-Ho; Woo, Jun Hee; Kim, Yang Soo

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    Despite the identification of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates that demonstrate susceptibility to only colistin, this antimicrobial agent was not available in Korea until 2006. The present study examined the outcomes of patients with multidrug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter species bloodstream infection and who were treated with or without colistin as part of their regimen. The colistin group was given colistin as part of therapy once colistin became available in 2006. The non-colistin group w...

  19. Nosocomial Outbreak Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Producing IMP-13 Metallo-?-Lactamase

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    Pagani, Laura; Colinon, Céline; Migliavacca, Roberta; Labonia, Maria; Docquier, Jean-Denis; Nucleo, Elisabetta; Spalla, Melissa; Li Bergoli, Michele; Rossolini, Gian Maria

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    An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa showing a multidrug-resistant (MDR) phenotype (including carbapenems, ceftazidime, cefepime, gentamicin, tobramycin, and fluoroquinolones) was observed, during a 5-month period, in a general intensive care unit of a large tertiary care and clinical research hospital in southern Italy. The outbreak involved 15 patients, with a total of 87 isolates, mostly from lower respiratory tract specimens. Analysis of isolates involved in the outbreak revealed product...

  20. Synergistic Antimicrobial Activity of Camellia sinensis and Juglans regia against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

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    Farooqui, Amber; Khan, Adnan; Borghetto, Ilaria; Kazmi, Shahana U.; Rubino, Salvatore; Paglietti, Bianca

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    Synergistic combinations of antimicrobial agents with different mechanisms of action have been introduced as more successful strategies to combat infections involving multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria. In this study, we investigated synergistic antimicrobial activity of Camellia sinensis and Juglans regia which are commonly used plants with different antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobial susceptibility of 350 Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains belonging to 10 different bacterial species, ...

  1. Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi, Gulf of Guinea Region, Africa

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    Baltazar, Murielle; Ngandjio, Antoinette,; Holt, Kathryn Elizabeth; Lepillet, Elodie; Pardos de la Gandara, Maria; Collard, Jean-Marc; Bercion, Raymond; Nzouankeu, Ariane; Le Hello, Simon; Dougan, Gordon; Fonkoua, Marie-Christine; Weill, François-Xavier

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    We identified 3 lineages among multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolates in the Gulf of Guinea region in Africa during the 2000s. However, the MDR H58 haplotype, which predominates in southern Asia and Kenya, was not identified. MDR quinolone-susceptible isolates contained a 190-kb incHI1 pST2 plasmid or a 50-kb incN pST3 plasmid.

  2. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis: Role of previous treatment with second line therapy on treatment outcome

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    Singh R.; Gothi D; Joshi J

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    Setting: The tuberculosis referral center of a tertiary care hospital. Objective: To determine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositivity, diabetes mellitus (DM), treatment outcome, cost, and adverse drug reaction in patients with multi-drug resistance (MDR) pulmonary tuberculosis. Design: 56 cases of MDR tuberculo-sis from April 2001 to April 2003 were included. Fasting blood sugar and three-step rapid immunoassay test for HIV was performed in all cases. 45/56 patients were able to a...

  3. A case of acute postoperative keratitis after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty by multidrug resistant Klebsiella

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    Leena Bajracharya

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    Full Text Available A healthy lady of 42 years underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty for granular dystrophy. The very next day, it was complicated by development of infectious keratitis. The organism was identified as multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. Donor corneal button may be implicated in the transmission of infection in an otherwise uneventful surgery and follow-up. Nosocomial infections are usually severe, rapidly progressive and difficult to treat. Finally, the lady had to undergo therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty for complete resolution of infection.

  4. Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections after liver transplantation: An ever-growing challenge

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    Santoro-Lopes, Guilherme; de Gouvêa, Erika Ferraz

    2014-01-01

    Bacterial infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among solid organ transplant recipients. Over the last two decades, various multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens have emerged as relevant causes of infection in this population. Although this fact reflects the spread of MDR pathogens in health care facilities worldwide, several factors relating to the care of transplant donor candidates and recipients render these patients particularly prone to the acquisition of MDR bacteria ...

  5. Medical and social factors of relapse development in patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis

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    Shakhmurat Ismailov; Elmira Berikova; Mayra Zhaparkulova

    2011-01-01

    Case-control study data of 637 multidrug resistance TB patients, successfully completed treatment course with first line anti-TB drugs plus pyrazinamide, revealed main medical and social factors of the disease recurrence. All patients were treated 4 or 5 months in clinic under standardized directly observed regimes and 18-24 months in out-patient surveillance. Relapse development was noted in 21 cases and significantly more often appeared in patients living alone and aged 30 to 40 years old.

  6. Nitrate reductase assay using sodium nitrate for rapid detection of multidrug resistant tuberculosis

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    Maíra Bidart, Macedo; Andrea Von, Groll; Krista, Fissette; Juan Carlos, Palomino; Pedro Eduardo Almeida da, Silva; Anandi, Martin.

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    Full Text Available We validated the nitrate reductase assay (NRA) for the detection of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) using sodium nitrate (NaNO3) in replacement of potassium nitrate (KNO3) as nitrate source. NaNO3 is cheaper than KNO3 and has no restriction on use which facilitates the implem [...] entation of NRA to detect MDR-TB.

  7. Nitrate reductase assay using sodium nitrate for rapid detection of multidrug resistant tuberculosis

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    Maíra Bidart Macedo

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available We validated the nitrate reductase assay (NRA for the detection of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB using sodium nitrate (NaNO3 in replacement of potassium nitrate (KNO3 as nitrate source. NaNO3 is cheaper than KNO3 and has no restriction on use which facilitates the implementation of NRA to detect MDR-TB.

  8. The Radiological Spectrum of Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in HIV-Negative Patients

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    Ehsanpour, A.; Masjedi, M. R.; S. Zahirifard; M. V. Amiri; M Bakhshayesh Karam; S. M. Mirsaeidi

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    Background: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a major worldwide health problem. In countries where TB is of moderate to high prevalence, the issue of MDR-TB carries significant importance. MDR-TB, similar to drug-sensitive TB, is contagious. Meanwhile its treatment is not only more difficult but also more expensive with lower success rates. Regarding clinical findings, there is no significant difference between MDR-TB and drug-sensitive TB. Therefore determination of characteristic...

  9. Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi, Gulf of Guinea Region, Africa

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    Baltazar, Murielle; Ngandjio, Antoinette; Holt, Kathryn Elizabeth; Lepillet, Elodie; Pardos de la Gandara, Maria; Collard, Jean-Marc; Bercion, Raymond; Nzouankeu, Ariane; Le Hello, Simon; Dougan, Gordon; Fonkoua, Marie-Christine

    2015-01-01

    We identified 3 lineages among multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolates in the Gulf of Guinea region in Africa during the 2000s. However, the MDR H58 haplotype, which predominates in southern Asia and Kenya, was not identified. MDR quinolone-susceptible isolates contained a 190-kb incHI1 pST2 plasmid or a 50-kb incN pST3 plasmid. PMID:25811307

  10. Multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, Gulf of Guinea Region, Africa.

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    Baltazar, Murielle; Ngandjio, Antoinette; Holt, Kathryn Elizabeth; Lepillet, Elodie; Pardos de la Gandara, Maria; Collard, Jean-Marc; Bercion, Raymond; Nzouankeu, Ariane; Le Hello, Simon; Dougan, Gordon; Fonkoua, Marie-Christine; Weill, François-Xavier

    2015-04-01

    We identified 3 lineages among multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolates in the Gulf of Guinea region in Africa during the 2000s. However, the MDR H58 haplotype, which predominates in southern Asia and Kenya, was not identified. MDR quinolone-susceptible isolates contained a 190-kb incHI1 pST2 plasmid or a 50-kb incN pST3 plasmid. PMID:25811307

  11. Multidrug Resistance Proteins (MRPs/ABCCs) in Cancer Chemotherapy and Genetic Diseases

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    CHEN, ZHE-SHENG; Tiwari, Amit K.

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    The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are a superfamily of membrane proteins that are best known for their ability to transport a wide variety of exogenous and endogenous substances across membranes against a concentration gradient via ATP hydrolysis. There are seven subfamilies of human ABC transporters, one of the largest being the ‘C’ subfamily (gene symbol ABCC). Nine ABCC subfamily members, the so-called Multidrug Resistance Proteins (MRPs) 1-9, have been implicated in mediating mu...

  12. Case of bronchoesophageal fistula with gastric perforation due to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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    Park, Chan Sung; Seo, Kwang Won; Park, Chang Ryul; Nah, Yang Won; Suh, Jae Hee

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    Gastric perforation and tuberculous bronchoesophageal fistula (TBEF) are very rare complications of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). We present a case of pulmonary TB with TBEF and gastric perforation caused by a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis strain in a non-acquired immune deficiency syndrome male patient. The patient underwent total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y end-to-side esophagojejunostomy and feeding jejunostomy during intravenous treatment with anti-TB medication, and esophageal reco...

  13. Sequence of Crm1/exportin 1 mutant alleles reveals critical sites associated with multidrug resistance.

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    Carobbio, S; Realini, C; Norbury, CJ; Toda, T.; Cavalli, F.; Spataro, V

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    We have previously shown that genes involved in a novel pathway of multidrug resistance (MDR) in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe are functionally conserved in human cells (V. Spataro et al. (1997) J Biol Chem 272: 30470-30475). The human homologue of one of these genes, hCRM1, has recently been identified and found to function in nucleocytoplasmic export, a process which controls the subcellular localization and hence activity of a number of key cell cycle regulators and transcrip...

  14. Multidrug resistance and retroviral transduction potential in human small cell lung cancer cell lines

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    Theilade, M D; Gram, G J; Jensen, P B; Cianfriglia, M; Rørth, M; Hansen, J E

    1999-01-01

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains a major problem in the successful treatment of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). New treatment strategies are needed, such as gene therapy specifically targeting the MDR cells in the tumor. Retroviral LacZ gene-containing vectors that were either pseudotyped for the gibbon ape leukemia virus (GALV-1) receptor or had specificity for the amphotropic murine leukemia virus (MLV-A) receptor were used for transduction of five SCLC cell lines differing by a range of MDR ...

  15. Temporal fluctuation of multidrug resistant salmonella typhi haplotypes in the mekong river delta region of Vietnam.

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    Holt, KE; Dolecek, C; Chau, TT; Duy, PT; La, TT; Hoang, NV; Nga, TV; Campbell, JI; Manh, BH; Vinh Chau, NV; Hien, TT; FARRAR, J.; Dougan, G; Baker, S.(Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London, United Kingdom)

    2011-01-01

    Background: Typhoid fever remains a public health problem in Vietnam, with a significant burden in the Mekong River delta region. Typhoid fever is caused by the bacterial pathogen Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S.Typhi), which is frequently multidrug resistant with reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolone-based drugs, the first choice for the treatment of typhoid fever. We used a GoldenGate (Illumina) assay to type 1,500 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and analyse the genetic vari...

  16. Current Concepts in Antimicrobial Therapy Against Resistant Gram-Negative Organisms: Extended-Spectrum ?-Lactamase–Producing Enterobacteriaceae, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Souha S. Kanj; Kanafani, Zeina A.

    2011-01-01

    The development of antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative pathogens has been progressive and relentless. Pathogens of particular concern include extended-spectrum ?-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Classic agents used to treat these pathogens have become outdated. Of the few new drugs available, many have already become targets for bacterial mechanisms of resistance. This review describes the...

  17. Zinc finger nuclease-mediated gene knockout results in loss of transport activity for P-glycoprotein, BCRP, and MRP2 in Caco-2 cells.

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    Sampson, Kathleen E; Brinker, Amanda; Pratt, Jennifer; Venkatraman, Neetu; Xiao, Yongling; Blasberg, Jim; Steiner, Toni; Bourner, Maureen; Thompson, David C

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    Membrane transporters P-glycoprotein [P-gp; multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1)], multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) 2, and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) affect drug absorption and disposition and can also mediate drug-drug interactions leading to safety/toxicity concerns in the clinic. Challenges arise with interpreting cell-based transporter assays when substrates or inhibitors affect more than one actively expressed transporter and when endogenous or residual transporter activity remains following overexpression or knockdown of a given transporter. The objective of this study was to selectively knock out three drug efflux transporter genes (MDR1, MRP2, and BCRP), both individually as well as in combination, in a subclone of Caco-2 cells (C2BBe1) using zinc finger nuclease technology. The wild-type parent and knockout cell lines were tested for transporter function in Transwell bidirectional assays using probe substrates at 5 or 10 ?M for 2 hours at 37°C. P-gp substrates digoxin and erythromycin, BCRP substrates estrone 3-sulfate and nitrofurantoin, and MRP2 substrate 5-(and-6)-carboxy-2',7'-dichlorofluorescein each showed a loss of asymmetric transport in the MDR1, BCRP, and MRP2 knockout cell lines, respectively. Furthermore, transporter interactions were deduced for cimetidine, ranitidine, fexofenadine, and colchicine. Compared with the knockout cell lines, standard transporter inhibitors showed substrate-specific variation in reducing the efflux ratios of the test compounds. These data confirm the generation of a panel of stable Caco-2 cell lines with single or double knockout of human efflux transporter genes and a complete loss of specific transport activity. These cell lines may prove useful in clarifying complex drug-transporter interactions without some of the limitations of current chemical or genetic knockdown approaches. PMID:25388687

  18. Hyperthermia for treatment of rectal cancer: evaluation for induction of multidrug resistance gene (mdr1) expression.

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    Stein, U; Rau, B; Wust, P; Walther, W; Schlag, P M

    1999-01-01

    Environmental stress factors, such as heat, may induce multidrug resistance gene (mdr1) expression, which could result in the disadvantageous multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype. To evaluate this possibility in a clinical situation, we investigated mdr1 gene expression in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who underwent preoperative radio-chemo-thermo-therapy (RCTT). Patients were classified into groups according to the treatment schedule of RCTT vs. radio-chemo-therapy (RCT) without hyperthermia (control group). Expression of the mdr1 gene was analyzed in tumors and normal rectal tissues prior to and post-treatment (RCTT or RCT, respectively) by means of semi-quantitative and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The data were correlated with therapeutic response and survival parameters. Based on our evaluation criteria, in 2 of 19 tumors of the RCTT group, mdr1 gene expression was increased more than 2-fold; in 3 of 19 tumors of this group, however, mdr1 expression was decreased more than 2-fold. In the patient control group, levels of mdr1 gene expression were reduced in 2 of 8 tumors. Thus, hyperthermia combined with RCT (RCTT) in comparison with RCT alone does not lead to an increase in mdr1 gene expression in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer within the preoperative treatment schedule. The risk of inducing the classical multidrug resistance phenotype by hyperthermia was thus minimal in this clinical setting. Subsequent adjuvant chemotherapy should thus not be hindered. PMID:9935221

  19. Overcoming drug resistance in multi-drug resistant cancers and microorganisms: a conceptual framework.

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    Avner, Benjamin S; Fialho, Arsenio M; Chakrabarty, Ananda M

    2012-01-01

    Resistance development against multiple drugs is a common feature among many pathogens--including bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, viruses, and parasites--and also among cancers. The reasons are two-fold. Most commonly-used rationally-designed small molecule drugs or monoclonal antibodies, as well as antibiotics, strongly inhibit a key single step in the growth and proliferation of the pathogen or cancer cells. The disease agents quickly change or switch off this single target, or activate the efflux mechanisms to pump out the drug, thereby becoming resistant to the drug. A second problem is the way drugs are designed. The pharmaceutical industry chooses to use, by high-throughput screening, compounds that are maximally inhibitory to the key single step in the growth of the pathogen or cancer, thereby promoting selective pressure. An ideal drug would be one that inhibits multiple steps in the disease progression pathways with less stringency in these steps. Low levels of inhibition at multiple steps provide cumulative strong inhibitory effect, but little incentives or ability on the part of the pathogen/cancer to develop resistance. Such intelligent drug design involving multiple less stringent inhibitory steps is beyond the scope of the drug industry and requires evolutionary wisdom commonly possessed by bacteria. This review surveys assessments of the current clinical situation with regard to drug resistance in P. aeruginosa, and examines tools currently employed to limit this trend. We then provide a conceptual framework in which we explore the similarities between multi-drug resistance in pathogens and in cancers. We summarize promising work on anti-cancer drugs derived from the evolutionary wisdom of bacteria such as P. aeruginosa, and how such strategies can be the basis for how to look for candidate protein/peptide antibiotic drugs from bioengineered bugs. Such multi-domain proteins, unlike diffusible antibiotics, are not diffusible because of their large size and are often released only on contact with the perceived competitor. Thus, multi-domain proteins are missed during traditional methods of looking for growth zone inhibition of susceptible bacteria as demonstrated by antibiotics, but may represent the weapons of the future in the fights against both drug-resistant cancers and pathogens such as P. aeruginosa. PMID:22750915

  20. Isolation and molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant halophilic bacteria from shrimp farm effluents of Parangipettai coastal waters.

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    Sundaramanickam, Arumugam; Kumar, Poominathan Suresh; Kumaresan, Saravanan; Balasubramanian, Thangavel

    2015-08-01

    Multidrug resistance of heterotrophic bacteria isolated from an aquaculture farm effluent in Parangipettai, at the southeastern coast of India, was investigated. In the initial screening, 27 antibiotic-resistant strains were isolated. All the strains were tested for antibiotic susceptibility against chloramphenicol with varying concentrations. From these, two highly resistant strains, i.e. S1 and S5, were isolated. The selected strains were identified by 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequencing techniques and confirmed as Bacillus pumilus and Bacillus flexus. Both the antibiotic-resistant strains were further utilized for multidrug susceptibility test by using various antibiotics. These two strains showed antibiotic resistance to 14 of 17 antibiotics tested. Both microdilution assay and well assay methods were used to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) for the sensitive strains. Both the tests were shown to be almost similar. Our study highlights the occurrence of multidrug-resistant bacteria in the shrimp farm effluents. PMID:25850744

  1. Starvation, detoxification, and multidrug resistance in cancer therapy

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    Lee, Changhan; Raffaghello, Lizzia; Longo, Valter D.

    2012-01-01

    The selection of chemotherapy drugs is based on the cytotoxicity to specific tumor cell types and the relatively low toxicity to normal cells and tissues. However, the toxicity to normal cells poses a major clinical challenge, particularly when malignant cells have acquired resistance to chemotherapy. This drug resistance of cancer cells results from multiple factors including individual variation, genetic heterogeneity within a tumor, and cellular evolution. Much progress in the understandin...

  2. Development of Classification Models for Identifying “True” P-glycoprotein (P-gp Inhibitors Through Inhibition, ATPase Activation and Monolayer Efflux Assays

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    Anna Maria Bianucci

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available P-glycoprotein (P-gp is an efflux pump involved in the protection of tissues of several organs by influencing xenobiotic disposition. P-gp plays a key role in multidrug resistance and in the progression of many neurodegenerative diseases. The development of new and more effective therapeutics targeting P-gp thus represents an intriguing challenge in drug discovery. P-gp inhibition may be considered as a valid approach to improve drug bioavailability as well as to overcome drug resistance to many kinds of tumours characterized by the over-expression of this protein. This study aims to develop classification models from a unique dataset of 59 compounds for which there were homogeneous experimental data on P-gp inhibition, ATPase activation and monolayer efflux. For each experiment, the dataset was split into a training and a test set comprising 39 and 20 molecules, respectively. Rational splitting was accomplished using a sphere-exclusion type algorithm. After a two-step (internal/external validation, the best-performing classification models were used in a consensus predicting task for the identification of compounds named as “true” P-gp inhibitors, i.e., molecules able to inhibit P-gp without being effluxed by P-gp itself and simultaneously unable to activate the ATPase function.

  3. Utility of lytic bacteriophage in the treatment of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa septicemia in mice

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    Vinodkumar C

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Drug resistance is the major cause of increase in morbidity and mortality in neonates. One thousand six hundred forty-seven suspected septicemic neonates were subjected for microbiological analysis over a period of 5 years. Forty-two P. aeruginosa were isolated and the antibiogram revealed that 28 P. aeruginosa were resistant to almost all the common drugs used (multidrug-resistant. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains is one of the most critical problems of modern medicine. As a result, a novel and most effective approaches for treating infection caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria are urgently required. In this context, one intriguing approach is to use bacteriophages (viruses that kill bacteria in the treatment of infection caused by drug-resistant bacteria. In the present study, the utility of lytic bacteriophages to rescue septicemic mice with multidrug-resistant (MDR P. aeruginosa infection was evaluated. MDR P. aeruginosa was used to induce septicemia in mice by intraperitoneal (i.p. injection of 10 7 CFU. The resulting bacteremia was fatal within 48 hrs. The phage strain used in this study had lytic activity against a wide range of clinical isolates of MDR P. aeruginosa. A single i.p. injection of 3 x 10 9 PFU of the phage strain, administered 45 min after the bacterial challenge, was sufficient to rescue 100% of the animals. Even when treatment was delayed to the point where all animals were moribund, approximately 50% of them were rescued by a single injection of this phage preparation. The ability of this phage to rescue septicemic mice was demonstrated to be due to the functional capabilities of the phage and not to a nonspecific immune effect. The rescue of septicemic mice could be affected only by phage strains able to grow in vitro on the bacterial host used to infect the animals and when such strains are heat-inactivated, they lose their ability to rescue the infected mice. Multidrug-resistant bacteria have opened a second window for phage therapy. It would seem timely to begin to look afresh at this approach. A scientific methodology can make phage therapy as a stand-alone therapy for infections that are fully resistant to antibiotics.

  4. TPGS-stabilized NaYbF4:Er upconversion nanoparticles for dual-modal fluorescent/CT imaging and anticancer drug delivery to overcome multi-drug resistance.

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    Tian, Gan; Zheng, Xiaopeng; Zhang, Xiao; Yin, Wenyan; Yu, Jie; Wang, Dongliang; Zhang, Zhiping; Yang, Xiangliang; Gu, Zhanjun; Zhao, Yuliang

    2015-02-01

    Multi-drug resistance (MDR) is a major cause of failure in cancer chemotherapy. Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) has been extensively investigated for overcoming MDR in cancer therapy because of its ability to inhibit P-glycoprotein (P-gp). In this work, TPGS was for the first time used as a new surface modifier to functionalize NaYbF4:Er upconversion nanoparticles (UNCPs) and endowed the as-prepared products (TPGS-UCNPs) with excellent water-solubility, P-gp inhibition capability and imaging-guided drug delivery property. After the chemotherapeutic drug (doxorubicin, DOX) loading, the as-formed composites (TPGS-UCNPs-DOX) exhibited potent killing ability for DOX-resistant MCF-7 cells. Flow-cytometric assessment and Western blot assay showed that the TPGS-UCNPs could potently decrease the P-gp expression and facilitate the intracellular drug accumulation, thus achieving MDR reversal. Moreover, considering that UCNPs process efficient upconversion emission and Yb element contained in UCNPs has strong X-ray attenuation ability, the as-obtained composite could also serve as a dual-modal probe for upconversion luminescence (UCL) imaging and X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging, making them promising for imaging-guided cancer therapy. PMID:25433607

  5. Effect of multidrug resistance modulators on the activity of ivermectin and moxidectin against selected strains of Haemonchus contortus infective larvae / Efeito de drogas moduladoras da resistência múltipla na atividade da ivermectina e moxidectina contra larvas infectantes selecionadas de Haemonchus contortus

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    Marcelo B., Molento; Roger K., Prichard.

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    Full Text Available Existem relatos demonstrando a resistência de nematóides aos anti-helmínticos, ivermectina e moxidectina. O aumento da expressão da glicoproteína-P (P-gp) no parasita pode contribuir para o desenvolvimento da resistência a ivermectina. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar se o uso combinado dos mod [...] uladores de resistência múltipla, verapamil, CL 347.099 (um análogo do verapamil) e ciclosporina A associados a ivermectina ou moxidectina, aumenta a eficácia dos anti-helmínticos contra cepas selecionadas de Haemonchus contortus, utilizando um experimento in vitro de migração de larvas. Ivermectina e moxidectina apresentaram um aumento significativo (P Abstract in english Nematode parasites have shown resistance to the anthelmintics, ivermectin and moxidectin, and there is evidence that the over-expression of parasite P-glycoprotein (P-gp) may account, at least in part, for resistance to ivermectin. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the multidrug re [...] sistance (MDR) modulators, verapamil, CL 347.099 (an analog of verapamil) and cyclosporin A, would enhance the efficacy of ivermectin and moxidectin against selected strains of Haemonchus contortus using an in vitro larval migration assay. The modulators had no effects on the number of migrating larvae when used alone. Ivermectin and moxidectin showed a significant (P

  6. MDR1-P-glycoprotein behaves as an oncofetal protein that promotes cell survival in gastric cancer cells.

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    Rocco, Alba; Compare, Debora; Liguori, Eleonora; Cianflone, Alessandra; Pirozzi, Giuseppe; Tirino, Virginia; Bertoni, Alessandra; Santoriello, Margherita; Garbi, Corrado; D'Armiento, Maria; Staibano, Stefania; Nardone, Gerardo

    2012-10-01

    P-glycoprotein (P-gp), traditionally linked to cancer poor prognosis and multidrug resistance, is undetectable in normal gastric mucosa and overexpressed in gastric cancer (GC). We propose that P-gp may be involved in Helicobacter pylori (Hp)-related gastric carcinogenesis by inhibiting apoptosis. Aim of the study was to evaluate the expression of P-gp in fetal stomach and in Hp-related gastric carcinogenesis, the epigenetic control of the multi-drug resistance-1 (MDR1) gene, the localization and interaction between P-gp and Bcl-x(L) and the effect of the selective silencing of P-gp on cell survival. P-gp and Bcl-xl expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry on 28 spontaneously abortive human fetuses, 66 Hp-negative subjects, 138 Hp-positive chronic gastritis (CG) of whom 28 with intestinal metaplasia (IM) and 45 intestinal type GCs. P-gp/Bcl-x(L) colocalization was investigated by confocal immunofluorescence microscopy and protein-protein interaction by co-immunoprecipitation, in basal conditions and after stress-induced apoptosis, in GC cell lines AGS and MKN-28 and hepatocellular carcinoma cell line Hep-G2. The role of P-gp in controlling apoptosis was evaluated by knocking down its expression with a specific small interfering RNAs in stressed AGS and MKN-28 cell lines. P-gp is expressed in the gastric mucosa of all human fetuses while, it is undetectable in adult normal mucosa and re-expressed in 30/110 Hp-positive non-IM-CG, 28/28 IM-CG and 40/45 GCs. P-gp expression directly correlates with that of Bcl-x(L) and with the promoter hypomethylation of the MDR1 gene. In GC cell lines, P-gp is localized on the plasma membrane and mitochondria where it colocalizes with Bcl-x(L). Co-immunoprecipitation confirms the physical interaction between P-gp and Bcl-x(L) in AGS, MKN-28 and Hep-G2, at both basal level and after stress-induced apoptosis. The selective silencing of P-gp sensitizes GC cells to stress-induced apoptosis. P-gp behaves as an oncofetal protein that, by cross-talking with Bcl-x(L), acts as an anti-apoptotic agent in Hp-related gastric carcinogenesis. PMID:22751348

  7. Genome evolution and plasticity of Serratia marcescens, an important multidrug-resistant nosocomial pathogen.

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    Iguchi, Atsushi; Nagaya, Yutaka; Pradel, Elizabeth; Ooka, Tadasuke; Ogura, Yoshitoshi; Katsura, Keisuke; Kurokawa, Ken; Oshima, Kenshiro; Hattori, Masahira; Parkhill, Julian; Sebaihia, Mohamed; Coulthurst, Sarah J; Gotoh, Naomasa; Thomson, Nicholas R; Ewbank, Jonathan J; Hayashi, Tetsuya

    2014-08-01

    Serratia marcescens is an important nosocomial pathogen that can cause an array of infections, most notably of the urinary tract and bloodstream. Naturally, it is found in many environmental niches, and is capable of infecting plants and animals. The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant strains producing extended-spectrum or metallo beta-lactamases now pose a threat to public health worldwide. Here we report the complete genome sequences of two carefully selected S. marcescens strains, a multidrug-resistant clinical isolate (strain SM39) and an insect isolate (strain Db11). Our comparative analyses reveal the core genome of S. marcescens and define the potential metabolic capacity, virulence, and multidrug resistance of this species. We show a remarkable intraspecies genetic diversity, both at the sequence level and with regards genome flexibility, which may reflect the diversity of niches inhabited by members of this species. A broader analysis with other Serratia species identifies a set of approximately 3,000 genes that characterize the genus. Within this apparent genetic diversity, we identified many genes implicated in the high virulence potential and antibiotic resistance of SM39, including the metallo beta-lactamase and multiple other drug resistance determinants carried on plasmid pSMC1. We further show that pSMC1 is most closely related to plasmids circulating in Pseudomonas species. Our data will provide a valuable basis for future studies on S. marcescens and new insights into the genetic mechanisms that underlie the emergence of pathogens highly resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents. PMID:25070509

  8. Evaluation of [{sup 11}C]laniquidar as a tracer of P-glycoprotein: radiosynthesis and biodistribution in rats

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    Luurtsema, Gert [Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centre, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam (Netherlands)], E-mail: g.luurtsema@vumc.nl; Schuit, Robert C.; Klok, Rob P.; Verbeek, Joost; Leysen, Josee E.; Lammertsma, Adriaan A.; Windhorst, Albert D. [Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centre, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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    At present, P-glycoprotein (P-gp) function can be studied using positron emission tomography (PET) together with a labelled P-gp substrate such as (R)-[{sup 11}C]verapamil. Such a tracer is, however, less suitable for investigating P-gp (over)expression. Laniquidar is a third-generation P-gp inhibitor, which has been used in clinic trials for modulating multidrug resistance transporters. The purpose of the present study was to develop the radiosynthesis of [{sup 11}C]laniquidar and to assess its suitability as a tracer of P-gp expression. The radiosynthesis of [{sup 11}C]laniquidar was performed by methylation of the carboxylic acid precursor with [{sup 11}C]CH{sub 3}I. The product was purified by HPLC and reformulated over a tC{sub 18} Seppak, yielding a sterile solution of [{sup 11}C]laniquidar in saline. For evaluating [{sup 11}C]laniquidar, rats were injected with 20 MBq [{sup 11}C]laniquidar via a tail vein and sacrificed at 5, 15, 30 and 60 min after injection. Several tissues and distinct brain regions were dissected and counted for radioactivity. In addition, uptake of [{sup 11}C]laniquidar in rats pretreated with cyclosporine A and valspodar (PSC 833) was determined at 30 min after injection. Finally, the metabolic profile of [{sup 11}C]laniquidar in plasma was determined. [{sup 11}C]Laniquidar could be synthesized in moderate yields with high specific activity. Uptake in brain was low, but significantly increased after administration of cyclosporine A. Valspodar did not have any effect on cerebral uptake of [{sup 11}C]laniquidar. In vivo rate of metabolism was relatively low. Further kinetic studies are needed to investigate the antagonistic behaviour of [{sup 11}C]laniquidar at tracer level.

  9. Occurrence of Multidrug Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in horses in Malaysia

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A total of 22 Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from 50 samples from 8 stable horses. They are positive in the catalase and coagulase tests. Upon testing the cultures with SLIDEX test kit all formed agglutination within a few seconds, confirming they are of S. aureus. When cultured onto MSA, all isolates formed yellow colonies. However, none of the isolates produced blue colonies on ORSAB indicating that there were no MRSA among the S. aureus. There were 13 isolates which were multiresistant. Eleven are resistant to eight out of ten antibiotics tested. All these isolates were found to originate from stable G. One isolate is resistant to 5 antibiotics while another one isolate is resistant to 3 antibiotics. The rest of the isolates are not multiresistant to the antibiotics tested. [Veterinary World 2008; 1(6.000: 165-167

  10. The tumor microenvironment is a dominant force in multidrug resistance

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    Correia, Ana Luísa; Bissell, Mina J.

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    The emergence of clinical drug resistance is still one of the most challenging factors in cancer treatment effectiveness. Until more recently, the assumption has been that random genetic lesions are sufficient to explain the progression of malignancy and escape from chemotherapy. Here we propose an additional perspective, one in which the tumor cells despite the malignant genome could find a microenvironment either within the tumor or as a dormant cell to remain polar and blend into an organized context. Targeting this dynamic interplay could be considered a new avenue to prevent therapeutic resistance, and may even provide a promising effective cancer treatment. PMID:22335920

  11. Altered multidrug resistance phenotype caused by anthracycline analogues and cytosine arabinoside in myeloid leukemia.

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    Hu, X F; Slater, A; Kantharidis, P; Rischin, D; Juneja, S; Rossi, R; Lee, G; Parkin, J D; Zalcberg, J R

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    The expression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) is often increased in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, little is known of the regulation of Pgp expression by cytotoxics in AML. We examined whether Pgp expression and function in leukemic blasts was altered after a short exposure to cytotoxics. Blasts were isolated from 19 patients with AML (15 patients) or chronic myeloid leukemia in blastic transformation (BT-CML, 4 patients). Pgp expression and function were analyzed by flow cytometric analysis of MRK 16 binding and Rhodamine 123 retention, respectively. At equitoxic concentrations, ex vivo exposure for 16 hours to the anthracyclines epirubicin (EPI), daunomycin (DAU), idarubicin (IDA), or MX2 or the nucleoside analogue cytosine arabinoside (AraC) differentially upregulated MDR1/Pgp expression in Pgp-negative and Pgp-positive blast cells. In Pgp-negative blasts, all four anthracyclines and AraC significantly increased Pgp expression (P =.01) and Pgp function (P =.03). In contrast, MX2, DAU, and AraC were the most potent in inducing Pgp expression and function in Pgp positive blasts (P MDR1 gene may represent a normal response of leukemic cells to cytotoxic stress and may contribute to clinical drug resistance. PMID:10361105

  12. The prevention and management of infections due to multidrug resistant organisms in haematology patients.

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    Trubiano, Jason A; Worth, Leon J; Thursky, Karin A; Slavin, Monica A

    2015-02-01

    Infections due to resistant and multidrug resistant (MDR) organisms in haematology patients and haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients are an increasingly complex problem of global concern. We outline the burden of illness and epidemiology of resistant organisms such as gram-negative pathogens, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), and Clostridium difficile in haematology cohorts. Intervention strategies aimed at reducing the impact of these organisms are reviewed: infection prevention programmes, screening and fluoroquinolone prophylaxis. The role of newer therapies (e.g. linezolid, daptomycin and tigecycline) for treatment of resistant and MDR organisms in haematology populations is evaluated, in addition to the mobilization of older agents (e.g. colistin, pristinamycin and fosfomycin) and the potential benefit of combination regimens. PMID:24341410

  13. Activation of P-glycoprotein (Pgp)-mediated drug efflux by extracellular acidosis: in vivo imaging with 68Ga-labelled PET tracer

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    In vitro it has been shown that the functional activity of P-glycoprotein (Pgp), an important drug transporter responsible for multidrug resistance, can be strongly increased by extracellular acidosis. Here mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) (p38, ERK1/2) seem to play an important role for signal transduction. However, it is unclear whether these effects are also relevant in vivo. With the newly developed PET tracer Schiff base-based 68Ga-MFL6.MZ the functional Pgp activity was visualized under acidic conditions and during inhibition of MAPKs non-invasively by means of microPET in rat tumours. Tumours were acidified either by inspiratory hypoxia (8% O2) or by injection of lactic acid. Inhibitors of the MAPK were injected intratumourally. With increasing tumour volume the tumour pH changed from 7.0 to 6.7 and simultaneously the Pgp activity increased almost linearly. When the tumour was acidified by direct lactic acid injection the PET tracer uptake was reduced by 20% indicating a higher transport rate out of the cells. Changing the inspiratory O2 fraction to 8% dynamically led to a reduction of extracellular pH and in parallel to a decrease of tracer concentration. While inhibition of the p38 pathway reduced the Pgp transport rate, inhibition of ERK1/2 had practically no impact. An acidic extracellular environment significantly stimulates the Pgp activity. The p38 MAPK pathway plays an important role for Pgp regulation in vivo, whereas ERK1/2 is of minor importance. From these results new strategies for overcoming multidrug resistance (e.g. reducing tumour acidosis, inhibition of p38) may be developed. (orig.)

  14. Activation of P-glycoprotein (Pgp)-mediated drug efflux by extracellular acidosis: in vivo imaging with {sup 68}Ga-labelled PET tracer

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    Thews, Oliver; Dillenburg, Wolfgang [University Medicine Mainz, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Mainz (Germany); Fellner, Marco; Roesch, Frank [University of Mainz, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Mainz (Germany); Buchholz, Hans-Georg; Bausbacher, Nicole; Schreckenberger, Mathias [University Medicine Mainz, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Mainz (Germany)

    2010-10-15

    In vitro it has been shown that the functional activity of P-glycoprotein (Pgp), an important drug transporter responsible for multidrug resistance, can be strongly increased by extracellular acidosis. Here mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) (p38, ERK1/2) seem to play an important role for signal transduction. However, it is unclear whether these effects are also relevant in vivo. With the newly developed PET tracer Schiff base-based {sup 68}Ga-MFL6.MZ the functional Pgp activity was visualized under acidic conditions and during inhibition of MAPKs non-invasively by means of microPET in rat tumours. Tumours were acidified either by inspiratory hypoxia (8% O{sub 2}) or by injection of lactic acid. Inhibitors of the MAPK were injected intratumourally. With increasing tumour volume the tumour pH changed from 7.0 to 6.7 and simultaneously the Pgp activity increased almost linearly. When the tumour was acidified by direct lactic acid injection the PET tracer uptake was reduced by 20% indicating a higher transport rate out of the cells. Changing the inspiratory O{sub 2} fraction to 8% dynamically led to a reduction of extracellular pH and in parallel to a decrease of tracer concentration. While inhibition of the p38 pathway reduced the Pgp transport rate, inhibition of ERK1/2 had practically no impact. An acidic extracellular environment significantly stimulates the Pgp activity. The p38 MAPK pathway plays an important role for Pgp regulation in vivo, whereas ERK1/2 is of minor importance. From these results new strategies for overcoming multidrug resistance (e.g. reducing tumour acidosis, inhibition of p38) may be developed. (orig.)

  15. Selective and persistent upregulation of mdr1b mRNA and P-glycoprotein in the parahippocampal cortex of chronic epileptic rats.

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    van Vliet, Erwin; Aronica, Eleonora; Redeker, Sandra; Marchi, Nicola; Rizzi, Massimo; Vezzani, Annamaria; Gorter, Jan

    2004-01-01

    There is recent evidence that increased expression of multidrug transporters, such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), may lead to reduced antiepileptic drug (AED) concentrations in the brain, shortly after status epilepticus (SE), thereby suggesting a possible mechanism for drug-resistance. To get insights on whether increased P-gp expression is a consequence of the initial insult, or evolves more gradually as a result of recurrent spontaneous seizures, we used a rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy in which spontaneous seizures develop after an electrically induced SE. We investigated the temporal and region-specific expression of two isoforms of the multidrug resistance gene (mdr1a and mdr1b, both encoding for P-gp) in two regions within the temporal lobe (the dentate gyrus (DG) and the parahippocampal cortex (PHC)). Using real-time PCR, we found that the mdr1b isoform was increased in the temporal lobe, 1 week after SE; however, this increase was reversible in dentate gyrus while it persisted in the parahippocampal cortex of chronic epileptic rats. Mdr1b upregulation was related to the occurrence of spontaneous seizures, since this isoform was unchanged in rats that were stimulated, but that did not develop SE (non-SE). The mdr1a isoform was transiently upregulated in the dentate gyrus. P-gp immunostaining was enhanced in endothelial and glia-like cells, 1 week after SE. In chronic epileptic rats, the number of strongly P-gp positive glia-like cells was much lower than 1 week after SE, and it was mainly present in the most ventral part of the temporal lobe. These cells were in close apposition to strongly stained blood vessels. These findings show that both mdr1a and mdr1b are induced by SE, although the increase in mdr1b isoform was more persistent. More importantly, increased P-gp expression is still present in chronic epileptic rats. PMID:15380564

  16. Molecular Genetic Analysis of Multi-drug Resistance in Indian Isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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    Noman, Siddiqi; Md., Shamim; NK, Jain; Ashok, Rattan; Amol, Amin; VM, Katoch; SK, Sharma; Seyed E, Hasnain.

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    Full Text Available A total of 116 isolates from patients attending the out-patient department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and the New Delhi Tuberculosis Centre, New Delhi, India were collected. They were analyzed for resistance to drugs prescribed in the treatment for tuberculosis. The dr [...] ug resistance was initially determined by microbiological techniques. The Bactec 460TB system was employed to determine the type and level of resistance in each isolate. The isolates were further characterized at molecular level. The multi-drug loci corresponding to rpo b, gyr A, kat G were studied for mutation(s) by the polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformational polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) technique. The SSCP positive samples were sequenced to characterize the mutations in rpo b, and gyr A loci. While previously reported mutations in the gyr A and rpo b loci were found to be present, several novel mutations were also scored in the rpo b locus. Interestingly, analysis of the gyr A locus showed the presence of point mutation(s) that could not be detected by PCR-SSCP. Furthermore, rifampicin resistance was found to be an important marker for checking multi-drug resistance (MDR) in clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This is the first report on molecular genetic analysis of MDR tuberculosis one from India, highlights the increasing incidence of MDR in the Indian isolates of M. tuberculosis.

  17. Genomic definition of hypervirulent and multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae clonal groups.

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    Bialek-Davenet, Suzanne; Criscuolo, Alexis; Ailloud, Florent; Passet, Virginie; Jones, Louis; Delannoy-Vieillard, Anne-Sophie; Garin, Benoit; Le Hello, Simon; Arlet, Guillaume; Nicolas-Chanoine, Marie-Hélène; Decré, Dominique; Brisse, Sylvain

    2014-11-01

    Multidrug-resistant and highly virulent Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates are emerging, but the clonal groups (CGs) corresponding to these high-risk strains have remained imprecisely defined. We aimed to identify K. pneumoniae CGs on the basis of genome-wide sequence variation and to provide a simple bioinformatics tool to extract virulence and resistance gene data from genomic data. We sequenced 48 K. pneumoniae isolates, mostly of serotypes K1 and K2, and compared the genomes with 119 publicly available genomes. A total of 694 highly conserved genes were included in a core-genome multilocus sequence typing scheme, and cluster analysis of the data enabled precise definition of globally distributed hypervirulent and multidrug-resistant CGs. In addition, we created a freely accessible database, BIGSdb-Kp, to enable rapid extraction of medically and epidemiologically relevant information from genomic sequences of K. pneumoniae. Although drug-resistant and virulent K. pneumoniae populations were largely nonoverlapping, isolates with combined virulence and resistance features were detected. PMID:25341126

  18. Can phage effectively treat multidrug-resistant plague?

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    Filippov, Andrey A.; Sergueev, Kirill V.; Nikolich, Mikeljon P

    2012-01-01

    The spread of natural or weaponized drug-resistant plague among humans is a credible high consequence threat to public health that demands the prompt introduction of alternatives to antibiotics such as bacteriophage. Early attempts to treat plague with phages in the 1920s–1930s were sometimes promising but mostly failed, purportedly due to insufficient knowledge of phage biology and poor experimental design. We recently reported the striking stability of plague diagnostic bacteriophages, thei...

  19. Threat of multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Western Nepal

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    Bhatta, Dharm R.; Cavaco, Lina; Nath, Gopal; Gaur, Abhishek; Gokhale, Shishir; Bhatta, Dwij Raj

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    ObjectiveTo determine the prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of the isolates from Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal. MethodsThis study was conducted over a period of 11 months (September 2012–August 2013) at the Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal. A total of 400 isolates were collected from various clinical specimens including hospital units (operation theaters and intensive care units). Antibiotic susceptibil...

  20. Differential Gene Expression in Response to Adjunctive Recombinant Human Interleukin-2 Immunotherapy in Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients

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    Johnson, Barbara J.; Estrada, Iris; Shen, Zhu; Ress, Stan; Willcox, Paul; Colston, M. Joseph; Kaplan, Gilla

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    Administration of low-dose recombinant human interleukin 2 (rhuIL-2) in combination with multidrug chemotherapy to patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) induces measurable changes in in vitro immune response parameters which are associated with changes in the clinical and bacteriologic status of the patients. To determine the molecular basis of these changes, we have used semiquantitative reverse transcriptase-initiated PCR (RT-PCR) and differential display technology. Durin...

  1. A centralised electronic Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Advisory Service: the first 2 years.

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    Jordan, T S; Cullen, D; Davies, P D O

    2012-07-01

    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB, defined as resistance to at least both rifampicin and isoniazid) has become a serious problem in the United Kingdom. As it is uncommon, no one clinician has sufficient experience of it to be confident in providing the best management for the patient. The model of a centralised system of management, such as is used in the Baltic countries, would seem a suitable method to adapt to the United Kingdom. With the agreement of the relevant professional organisations, a virtual electronic expert panel, the UK Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Service, has been developed. This body gives advice via a secure website on MDR-TB patients referred by e-mail by clinicians across the country managing MDR-TB cases. In the first 2 years of operation, advice was sought on 60 patients with culture-proven MDR-TB (54% of the UK total). The number of clinicians accessing the advisory service increased from 27 in 2008 to 33 in 2009. Patients of non-UK origin accounted for 90% of all cases, including all four extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis cases. A central electronic virtual committee providing advice via a secure website has proved to be practical, economical and efficient. It could provide a model for MDR-TB management in other countries and for the management of other uncommon diseases. PMID:22564252

  2. Reversal of multidrug resistance by magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticle copolymerizating daunorubicin and MDR1 shRNA expression vector in leukemia cells

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    Bao-an Chen

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Bao-an Chen1, Pei-pei Mao1, Jian Cheng1, Feng Gao1, Guo-hua Xia1, Wen-lin Xu2, Hui-lin Shen2, Jia-hua Ding1, Chong Gao1, Qian Sun1, Wen-ji Chen1, Ning-na Chen1, Li-jie Liu3, Xiao-mao Li4, Xue-mei Wang51Department of Hematology, The Affiliated Zhongda Hospital, Clinical Medical School, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Hematology, The Affiliated People’s Hospital, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, People’s Republic of China; 3Institution of Physiology, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 4Department of Physics, University of Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany; 5State Key Lab of Bioelectronics (Chien-Shiung Wu Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of ChinaAbstract: In many instances, multidrug resistance (MDR is mediated by increasing the expression at the cell surface of the MDR1 gene product, P-glycoprotein (P-gp, a 170-kD energy-dependent efflux pump. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential benefit of combination therapy with magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticle [MNP (Fe3O4] and MDR1 shRNA expression vector in K562/A02 cells. For stable reversal of “classical” MDR by short hairpin RNA (shRNA aiming directly at the target sequence (3491–3509, 1539–1557, and 3103–3121 nucleotide of MDR1 mRNA. PGC silencer-U6-neo-GFP-shRNA/MDR1 called PGY1–1, PGY1–2, and PGY1–3 were constructed and transfected into K562/A02 cells by lipofectamine 2000. After transfected and incubated with or without MNP (Fe3O4 for 48 hours, the transcription of MDR1 mRNA and the expression of P-gp were detected by quantitative real-time PCR and Western-blot assay respectively. Meanwhile intracellular concentration of DNR in K562/A02 cells was detected by flow cytometry (FCM. PGC silencer-U6-neo-GFP-shRNA/MDR1 was successfully constructed, which was confirmed by sequencing and PGY1–2 had the greatest MDR1 gene inhibitory ratio. Analysis of the reversal ratio of MDR, the concentration of daunorubicin (DNR and the transcription of MDR1 gene and expression of P-gp in K562/A02 showed that combination of DNR with either MNP (Fe3O4 or PGY1–2 exerted a potent cytotoxic effect on K562/A02 cells, while combination of MNP (Fe3O4 and PGY1–2 could synergistically reverse multidrug resistance. Thus our in vitro data strongly suggested that a combination of MNP (Fe3O4 and shRNA expression vector might be a more sufficient and less toxic anti-MDR method on leukemia. Keywords: K562/A02 cell line, multidrug resistance, magnetic nanoparticle of Fe3O4, recombinant plasmid vector PGY1–2

  3. Identification of multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates that are highly disruptive to the intestinal epithelial barrier

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    Shevchenko Olga

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa nosocomial infections are increasingly recognized worldwide. In this study, we focused on the virulence of multi-drug resistant clinical strains P. aeruginosa against the intestinal epithelial barrier, since P. aeruginosa can cause lethal sepsis from within the intestinal tract of critically ill and immuno-compromised patients via mechanisms involving disruption of epithelial barrier function. Methods We screened consecutively isolated multi-drug resistant P. aeruginosa clinical strains for their ability to disrupt the integrity of human cultured intestinal epithelial cells (Caco-2 and correlated these finding to related virulence phenotypes such as adhesiveness, motility, biofilm formation, and cytotoxicity. Results Results demonstrated that the majority of the multi-drug resistant P. aeruginosa clinical strains were attenuated in their ability to disrupt the barrier function of cultured intestinal epithelial cells. Three distinct genotypes were found that displayed an extreme epithelial barrier-disrupting phenotype. These strains were characterized and found to harbor the exoU gene and to display high swimming motility and adhesiveness. Conclusion These data suggest that detailed phenotypic analysis of the behavior of multi-drug resistant P. aeruginosa against the intestinal epithelium has the potential to identify strains most likely to place patients at risk for lethal gut-derived sepsis. Surveillance of colonizing strains of P. aeruginosa in critically ill patients beyond antibiotic sensitivity is warranted.

  4. Antisense to MDR1 mRNA reduces P-glycoprotein expression, swelling-activated C1- current and volume regulation in bovine ciliary epithelial cells.

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    Wang, L; Chen, L; Walker, V; Jacob, T J

    1998-08-15

    Native ciliary epithelial cells from the ciliary epithelium of the eye exhibit anti-P-glycoprotein (P-gp) immunofluorescence. We have used an antisense 'knock-down' approach to investigate the relationship between P-gp and the volume-activated chloride current (IC1,swell) and its role in volume regulation. An antisense oligonucleotide to the human multidrug resistance (MDR1) gene, taken up by the cells in a dose-dependent manner, reduced P-gp immunofluorescence, inhibited IC1,swell and significantly increased the latency of activation of IC1,swell. Increasing the hypotonic stress did not result in an increased activation of ICl,swell. MDR1 antisense 'knock-down' also reduced the ability of the cells to volume regulate following a hypotonic challenge. These cells are known to express at least two volume-activated chloride channels, and the data suggest that P-gp is involved in the activation pathway of a subset of channels that contribute to whole-cell IC1,swell and participate in volume regulation. PMID:9679161

  5. Draft Genome Sequence of an Invasive Multidrug-Resistant Strain, Pseudomonas aeruginosa BK1, Isolated from a Keratitis Patient

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    Jeganathan, Lakshmi Priya

    2014-03-27

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections are difficult to treat due to the presence of a multitude of virulence factors and antibiotic resistance. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of P. aeruginosa BK1, an invasive and multidrug-resistant strain, isolated from a bacterial keratitis patient in southern India.

  6. Experimental sepsis using Pseudomonas aeruginosa: the significance of multi-drug resistance.

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    Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Evangelos J; Koussoulas, Vassilios; Panagou, Charalambos; Adamis, Theodoros; Baziaka, Fotini; Skiadas, Ioannis; Perrea, Despina; Dionyssiou-Asteriou, Amalia; Giamarellou, Helen

    2004-10-01

    In order to clarify whether susceptible and multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa differ in the mechanism of induction of sepsis, three different isolates were used; one susceptible (isolate A) and two (isolates B and C) multidrug-resistant. Isolate B had moderately elevated MICs of antipseudomonal antimicrobials and isolate C highly elevated MICs. Each isolate was infused by a catheter inserted into the right jugular vein of six rabbits. Survival was recorded; blood was sampled at regular time intervals for estimation of bacterial blood counts, malondialdehyde (MDA) and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha). Quantitative cultures of various organs were performed after death or sacrifice. Mean survival after challenge by isolates A, B and C was 0.73, 2.58 and 11.00 days, respectively (P of comparisons A versus B, 0.0048; A versus C, 0.0012; B versus C, 0.0005). The number of viable organisms in the blood after challenge using isolates A and B was greater than the viable counts of C. Serum MDA was lower after challenge with B and C compared with A. Serum TNFalpha levels were higher after challenge by isolate A compared with isolate C. The bacterial loads of the liver, lower right lung lobe, spleen and mesenteric lymph nodes were greater after challenge by isolate A than the other isolates. It is concluded that infection by multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa is accompanied by increased survival compared with infection by susceptible isolates; that finding might be explained by the different mechanisms leading to sepsis. Further studies must be done to clarify the significance of these observations for therapeutics. PMID:15380261

  7. Amikacin Concentrations Predictive of Ototoxicity in Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients.

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    Modongo, Chawangwa; Pasipanodya, Jotam G; Zetola, Nicola M; Williams, Scott M; Sirugo, Giorgio; Gumbo, Tawanda

    2015-10-01

    Aminoglycosides, such as amikacin, are used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. However, ototoxicity is a common problem and is monitored using peak and trough amikacin concentrations based on World Health Organization recommendations. Our objective was to identify clinical factors predictive of ototoxicity using an agnostic machine learning method. We used classification and regression tree (CART) analyses to identify clinical factors, including amikacin concentration thresholds that predicted audiometry-confirmed ototoxicity among 28 multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Botswana. Amikacin concentrations were measured for all patients. The quantitative relationship between predictive factors and the probability of ototoxicity were then identified using probit analyses. The primary predictors of ototoxicity on CART analyses were cumulative days of therapy, followed by cumulative area under the concentration-time curve (AUC), which improved on the primary predictor by 87%. The area under the receiver operating curve was 0.97 on the test set. Peak and trough were not predictors in any tree. When algorithms were forced to pick peak and trough as primary predictors, the area under the receiver operating curve fell to 0.46. Probit analysis revealed that the probability of ototoxicity increased sharply starting after 6 months of therapy to near maximum at 9 months. A 10% probability of ototoxicity occurred with a threshold cumulative AUC of 87,232 days · mg · h/liter, while that of 20% occurred at 120,000 days · mg · h/liter. Thus, cumulative amikacin AUC and duration of therapy, and not peak and trough concentrations, should be used as the primary decision-making parameters to minimize the likelihood of ototoxicity in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. PMID:26248372

  8. Multidrug resistance among different serotypes of clinical Salmonella isolates in Taiwan

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    Lauderdale, T. L.; Aarestrup, Frank MØller

    2006-01-01

    Of the 798 clinical Salmonella isolates collected from multiple hospitals in Taiwan, resistance to ampicillin (48.5%), chloramphenicol (55.3%), streptomycin (59.0%), sulfamethoxazole (68.0%), and tetracycline (67.8%) was high, whereas resistance to all 5 antimicrobials (ACSSuT R-type) comprised 327 (41%) and was highly prevalent in Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium (72.7%, 176/242) the most common serotype. Additional resistance to trimethoprim was present in 155 (19.4% overall) of the ACSSuT R-type isolates from several serotypes. Reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolone (FQ) (ciprofloxacin MIC > 0.125-1 mu g/mL and nalidixic acid-resistant) was detected in 223 (27.9%) isolates including 117 (14.7% overall) that were also ACSSuT-resistant. Full resistance to FQ was detected in Salmonella Choleraesuis (35.5%, 6/17) and Salmonella Schwarzengrund (16.7%, 10/60); both serotypes were also multiresistant to other antimicrobials. Studies are needed to determine the sources of different multidrug-resistant serotypes. Continued national surveillance is underway to monitor changes in resistance trends and to detect further emergence of resistant Salmonella serotypes in Taiwan. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated From Patients in Kashan, Iran

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    Moini, Atieh Sadat; Soltani, Babak; Taghavi Ardakani, Abbas; Moravveji, Alireza; Erami, Mahzad; Haji Rezaei, Mostafa; Namazi, Mansoor

    2015-01-01

    Background: Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae are common human pathogens that cause a wide spectrum of infections. Antimicrobial resistance is a basic obstacle in the management of these infections which has different patterns in various regions. Objectives: In this study, the antibiotic resistance patterns and risk factors for multidrug-resistant (MDR) E. coli and K. pneumoniae were determined. Patients and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 250 isolates (134 E. coli and 116 K. pneumoniae) were collected and antimicrobial resistances to ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, amikacin, gentamycin, ceftriaxone, ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin and imipenem were evaluated by disc diffusion method and confirmed by E-test. Moreover, risk factors for MDR E. coli and K. pneumoniae were also detected. Results: The mean ages of the culture-positive cases of E. coli and K. pneumoniae were 33.39 ± 24.42 and 36.54 ± 24.66 years, respectively (P = 0.31); 137 (54.8%) cases were male and 113 (45.2%) were female (P = 0.53). Nineteen (14.2%) isolates of E. coli and 12 (10.3%) isolates of K. pneumoniae were sensitive to all the evaluated antibiotics. The prevalence of MDR E. coli and MDR K. pneumoniae was 50% and 46.6%, respectively (P = 0.59). The highest resistance for both strains was to ampicillin and no imipenem resistance was seen. The risk factors for MDR E. coli were admission history during the recent three months (P = 0.043) and antibiotic use in the previous month (P = 0.03); for MDR K. pneumoniae, they were admission in the pediatric ward (P = 0.016), surgical ward (P = 0.019), or gynecology ward (P = 0.12), admission duration of > seven days, and antibiotic use during the past month (P = 0.04). Conclusions: The prevalence of multidrug resistance was high compared with developed countries, and history of admission, antibiotic use, admission duration and admission wards were the risk factors for multidrug resistance. PMID:26587220

  10. A high-resolution genomic analysis of multidrug-resistant hospital outbreaks of Klebsiella pneumoniae

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    Chung The, Hao; Karkey, Abhilasha; Pham Thanh, Duy; Boinett, Christine J.; Cain, Amy K; Ellington, Matthew; Baker, Kate S.; Dongol, Sabina; Thompson, Corinne; Harris, Simon R; Jombart, Thibaut; Le Thi Phuong, Tu; Tran Do Hoang, Nhu; Ha Thanh, Tuyen; Shretha, Shrijana

    2015-01-01

    Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae has become a leading cause of nosocomial infections worldwide. Despite its prominence, little is known about the genetic diversity of K. pneumoniae in resource-poor hospital settings. Through whole-genome sequencing (WGS), we reconstructed an outbreak of MDR K. pneumoniae occurring on high-dependency wards in a hospital in Kathmandu during 2012 with a case-fatality rate of 75%. The WGS analysis permitted the identification of two MDR K. pneumoni...

  11. High Prevalence of Primary Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis in Persons with No Known Risk Factors

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    Otero, L; Krapp, F.; Tomatis, C.; Zamudio, C.; Matthys, F.; Gotuzzo, E.; Van der Stuyft, P; Seas, C

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    INTRODUCTION: In high multidrug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) prevalence areas, drug susceptibility testing (DST) at diagnosis is recommended for patients with risk factors for MDR. However, this approach might miss a substantial proportion of MDR-TB in the general population. We studied primary MDR in patients considered to be at low risk of MDR-TB in Lima, Peru. METHODS: We enrolled new sputum smear-positive TB patients who did not report any MDR-TB risk factor: known exposure to a TB p...

  12. Epidemiology and genetic diversity of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in East Africa

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    Kidenya, Benson R; Webster, Lauren E; Behan, Sehan; Kabangila, Rodrick; Peck, Robert N.; Mshana, Stephen E.; Ocheretina, Oksana; FITZGERALD, Daniel W.

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    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is an emerging problem in many parts of the world, and levels of MDR-TB among new TB patients are increasing in sub-Saharan Africa. We reviewed the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of MDR-TB in East Africa, including Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. In 16 epidemiologic surveys, the prevalence of MDR among new cases ranges from 0.4% in Tanzania to 4.4% in Uganda, and among recurrent cases ranges from 3.9% in Tanzania to 17.7% in Ugand...

  13. The political and ethical challenge of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

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    Degeling, Chris; Mayes, Christopher; Lipworth, Wendy; Kerridge, Ian; Upshur, Ross

    2015-03-01

    This article critically examines current responses to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and argues that bioethics needs to be willing to engage in a more radical critique of the problem than is currently offered. In particular, we need to focus not simply on market-driven models of innovation and anti-microbial solutions to emergent and re-emergent infections such as TB. The global community also needs to address poverty and the structural factors that entrench inequalities-thus moving beyond the orthodox medical/public health frame of reference. PMID:25630591

  14. Management of emerging multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in a low-prevalence setting.

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    Catho, G; Couraud, S; Grard, S; Bouaziz, A; Sénéchal, A; Valour, F; Perpoint, T; Braun, E; Biron, F; Ferry, T; Chidiac, C; Freymond, N; Perrot, E; Souquet, P-J; Maury, J-M; Tronc, F; Veziris, N; Lina, G; Dumitrescu, O; Ader, F

    2015-05-01

    Multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) is an emerging concern in communities with a low TB prevalence and a high standard of public health. Twenty-three consecutive adult MDR TB patients who were treated at our institution between 2007 and 2013 were reviewed for demographic characteristics and anti-TB treatment management, which included surgical procedures and long-term patient follow-up. This report of our experience emphasizes the need for an individualized approach as MDR TB brings mycobacterial disease management to a higher level of expertise, and for a balance to be found between international current guidelines and patient-tailored treatment strategies. PMID:25708551

  15. Identification of intra- and intermolecular disulfide bridges in the multidrug resistance transporter ABCG2

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    Henriksen, Ulla Birk; Fog, Jacob U; Litman, Thomas; Gether, Ulrik

    2005-01-01

    ABCG2 is an ATP binding cassette (ABC) half-transporter that plays a key role in multidrug resistance to chemotherapy. ABCG2 is believed to be a functional homodimer that has been proposed to be linked by disulfide bridges. We have investigated the structural and functional role of the only three cysteines predicted to be on the extracellular face of ABCG2. Upon mutation of Cys-592 or Cys-608 to alanine (C592A and C608A), ABCG2 migrated as a dimer in SDS-PAGE under non-reducing conditions; howev...

  16. Combined drug medium with isoniazid and rifampicin for identification of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A low-cost method of detecting multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB with the possibility of quick adoption in a resource limited setting is urgently required. We conducted a study combining isoniazid and rifampicin in a single LJ medium, to detect MDR-TB strains. Combined and individual drug media showed 100% concordance for the detection of MDR-TB and susceptible strains by proportion method. Considering the results, combined isoniazid and rifampicin containing medium could be considered for use in settings where the sole detection of MDR-TB strains is justified.

  17. Regulation of Multidrug Resistance-Associated Protein 2 by Calcium Signaling in Mouse Liver

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    Cruz, Laura N.; Guerra, Mateus T.; Kruglov, Emma; Mennone, Albert; Garcia, Celia R. S.; Chen, Ju; NATHANSON, MICHAEL H.

    2010-01-01

    Multidrug resistance associated protein 2 (Mrp2) is a canalicular transporter responsible for organic anion secretion into bile. Mrp2 activity is regulated by insertion into the plasma membrane; however, the factors that control this are not understood. Calcium (Ca2+) signaling regulates exocytosis of vesicles in most cell types, and the type II inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor (InsP3R2) regulates Ca2+ release in the canalicular region of hepatocytes. However, the role of InsP3R2 and of C...

  18. Cell Type Dependent Regulation of Multidrug Resistance-1 Gene Expression by AML1-ETO

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    Hines, Robert; Boyapati, Anita; Zhang, Dong-Er

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    The AML1-ETO fusion protein is generated from the 8;21 chromosome translocation that is commonly identified in acute myeloid leukemia. AML1-ETO is a DNA binding transcription factor and has been demonstrated to play a critical role in promoting leukemogenesis. Therefore, it is important to define the molecular mechanism of AML1-ETO in the regulation of gene expression. Here, we report that the effect of AML1-ETO on the promoter of multidrug resistance-1 (MDR1) gene, a known AML1-ETO target, i...

  19. Factors influencing survival in patients with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection

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    Mariana Lima, Prata-Rocha; Paulo Pinto, Gontijo-Filho; Geraldo Batista de, Melo.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (Acb) is a rapidly emerging pathogen in healthcare settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictors of poor outcome in patients with MDR Acb. This is the first report documenting factors influencing survival in patients with MDR Acb in [...] this tertiary hospital. This study is a prospective of the hospital epidemiology database. A total of 73 patients with 84 Acb isolates were obtained between August 2009 and October 2010 in this hospital. In the present study, the 30-day mortality rate was 39.7%. Of 84 Acb isolates, 50 (59%) were MDR, nine (11%) were pan-resistant, and 25 (30%) were non-MDR. The non-MDR isolates were used as the control group. The factors significantly associated with multidrug resistance included previous surgeries, presence of comorbidity (renal disease), use of more than two devices, parenteral nutrition, and inappropriate antimicrobial therapy. Significant predictors of 30-day mortality in the univariate analysis included pneumonia, diabetes mellitus, renal disease, use of more than two devices, and inappropriate antimicrobial therapy administered within two days of the onset of infection. The factors associated with mortality in patients with MDR Acb infection in this study were: age > 60 years, pneumonia, diabetes mellitus, renal disease, use of more than two invasive procedures, and inappropriate antimicrobial therapy. Vigilance is needed to prevent outbreaks of this opportunistic and deadly pathogen.

  20. In vitro activity of antimicrobial combinations against multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Denissani Aparecida Ferrari dos Santos, Lima; Margarida Maria Passeri do, Nascimento; Lucia Helena, Vitali; Roberto, Martinez.

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    Full Text Available Introduction Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates related to nosocomial infections are often resistant to multiple antibacterial agents. In this study, antimicrobial combinations were evaluated to detect in vitro synergy against clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa. Methods Four clinical P. aeruginosa i [...] solates were selected at random among other isolates from inpatients treated at the public University hospital in Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. Two isolates were susceptible to imipenem (IPM-S) and several other antimicrobials, while the other two isolates were imipenem and multidrug resistant (IPM-R). The checkerboard method was used to assess the interactions between antimicrobials. Results Combinations of imipenem or other anti-Pseudomonas drugs with complementary antibiotics, such as aminoglycosides, fosfomycin and rifampin, reached synergy rates of 20.8%, 50%, 62.5% and 50% for the two IPM-S and two IPM-R Pseudomonas isolates, respectively. Imipenem, piperacillin-tazobactam and ceftazidime yielded a greater synergy rate than cefepime or ciprofloxacin. Synergist combinations were more commonly observed when the complementary drug was tobramycin (65%) or fosfomycin (57%). Conclusions Some antibacterial combinations led to significant reductions of the minimum inhibitory concentrations of both drugs, suggesting that they could be clinically applied to control infections caused by multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa.

  1. Biocidal activity of metalloacid-coated surfaces against multidrug-resistant microorganisms

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    Tétault Nathalie

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The antimicrobial effects of a coating of molybdenum trioxide (MoO3 has been recently described. The metalloacid material produces oxonium ions (H3O+, which creates an acidic pH that is an effective, non specific antimicrobial. We determined the in vitro antimicrobial activity of molybdenum trioxide metalloacid-coated surfaces. Methods Metalloacid-coated and non-coated (control surfaces were contaminated by exposing them for 15 minutes to microbial suspensions containing 105 cfu/mL. Eleven microorganisms responsible for nosocomial infections were tested: two Staphylococcus aureus strains (the hetero-vancomycin intermediate MRSA Mu50 strain and a ST80-PVL-producing MRSA strain; a vancomycin-resistant vanA Enterococcus faecium strain; three extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae strains; a MBL-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain; a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strain; a toxin-producing Clostridium difficile strain; and two fungi (Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus. The assay tested the ability of the coated surfaces to kill microorganisms. Results Against all non-sporulating microorganisms tested, metalloacid-coated surfaces exhibited significant antimicrobial activity relative to that of the control surfaces within two to six hours after contact with the microorganisms (p? Conclusions We suggest that, facing the continuing shedding of microorganisms in the vicinity of colonized or infected patients, the continuous biocidal effect of hydroxonium oxides against multidrug-resistant microorganisms may help limit environmental contamination between consecutive cleaning procedures.

  2. Tetracycline improved the efficiency of other antimicrobials against Gram-negative multidrug-resistant bacteria.

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    Mawabo, Isabelle K; Noumedem, Jaurès A K; Kuiate, Jules R; Kuete, Victor

    2015-01-01

    Treatment of infectious diseases with antimicrobials constituted a great achievement in the history of medicine. Unfortunately, the emergence of resistant strains of bacteria to all classes of antimicrobials limited their efficacy. The present study was aimed at evaluating the effect of combinations of antibiotics on multi-drug resistant Gram-negative (MDRGN) bacteria. A liquid micro-broth dilution method was used to evaluate the antibacterial activity of 10 different classes of antimicrobials on 20 bacterial strains belonging to six different species. The antimicrobials were associated with phenylalanine ?-naphthylamide (PA?N), an efflux pump inhibitor, and with other antimicrobials at their sub-inhibitory concentrations. The effectiveness of each combination was monitored using the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and the fractional inhibitory concentration (FIC). Most of the antimicrobials tested showed low antibacterial activity with a MIC value of 128 mg/L on a majority of the bacterial strains, justifying their multidrug-resistant (MDR) profile. Synergistic effects were mostly observed (FIC?0.5) when ampicillin (AMP), cloxacillin (CLX), erythromycin (ERY), chloramphenicol (CHL), kanamycin (KAN) and streptomycin (STR) were combined with tetracycline (TET) at the sub-inhibitory concentration of MIC/5 or MIC/10. The results of the present work suggest that the association of several antimicrobials with TET could improve the fight against MDRGN bacterial species. PMID:25458915

  3. International spread of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Schwarzengrund in food products

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    Aarestrup, Frank MØller; Hendriksen, Rene S.

    2007-01-01

    We compared 581 Salmonella enterica serotype Schwarzengrund isolates from persons, food, and food animals in Denmark, Thailand, and the United States by antimicrobial drug susceptibility and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) typing. Resistance, including resistance to nalidixic acid, was frequent among isolates from persons and chickens in Thailand, persons in the United States, and food imported from Thailand to Denmark and the United States. A total of 183 PFGE patterns were observed, and 136 (23.4%) isolates had the 3 most common patterns. Seven of 14 isolates from persons in Denmark had patterns found in persons and chicken meat in Thailand; 22 of 390 human isolates from the United States had patterns found in Denmark and Thailand. This study suggests spread of multidrug-resistant S. Schwarzengrund from chickens to persons in Thailand, and from imported Thai food products to persons in Denmark and the United States.

  4. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of pyrazinamide resistance among multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Zhejiang, China.

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    Xia, Qiang; Zhao, Li-Li; Li, Feng; Fan, Yu-Mei; Chen, Yuan-Yuan; Wu, Bei-Bei; Liu, Zheng-Wei; Pan, Ai-Zhen; Zhu, Min

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    To explore the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of pyrazinamide (PZA) resistance among multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) isolates in Zhejiang province, a total of 274 MDR-TB isolates were collected. Drug susceptibility testing and spoligotyping were performed on all clinical isolates. In addition, the mutated features of PZA-resistant loci, including pncA and rpsA, were also analyzed by DNA sequencing. Our results showed that the prevalence of PZA resistance among MDR-TB strains in Zhejiang province was 43.07% and that PZA resistance was associated with concomitant resistance to streptomycin. The majority of PZA-resistant MDR-TB isolates belonged to the Beijing family. Mutations within pncA, not rpsA, constituted the primary mechanism of PZA resistance. Among 118 PZA-resistant isolates, 53 different mutations were observed in pncA, and most of them were point mutations. Compared with the phenotypic data, DNA sequencing of pncA has sensitivity and specificity of 77.97% and 96.79%, respectively. Analysis of pncA provided a robust tool for rapid detection of PZA drug resistance. PMID:25583712

  5. Simple Method for Markerless Gene Deletion in Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.

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    Oh, Man Hwan; Lee, Je Chul; Kim, Jungmin; Choi, Chul Hee; Han, Kyudong

    2015-05-15

    The traditional markerless gene deletion technique based on overlap extension PCR has been used for generating gene deletions in multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. However, the method is time-consuming because it requires restriction digestion of the PCR products in DNA cloning and the construction of new vectors containing a suitable antibiotic resistance cassette for the selection of A. baumannii merodiploids. Moreover, the availability of restriction sites and the selection of recombinant bacteria harboring the desired chimeric plasmid are limited, making the construction of a chimeric plasmid more difficult. We describe a rapid and easy cloning method for markerless gene deletion in A. baumannii, which has no limitation in the availability of restriction sites and allows for easy selection of the clones carrying the desired chimeric plasmid. Notably, it is not necessary to construct new vectors in our method. This method utilizes direct cloning of blunt-end DNA fragments, in which upstream and downstream regions of the target gene are fused with an antibiotic resistance cassette via overlap extension PCR and are inserted into a blunt-end suicide vector developed for blunt-end cloning. Importantly, the antibiotic resistance cassette is placed outside the downstream region in order to enable easy selection of the recombinants carrying the desired plasmid, to eliminate the antibiotic resistance cassette via homologous recombination, and to avoid the necessity of constructing new vectors. This strategy was successfully applied to functional analysis of the genes associated with iron acquisition by A. baumannii ATCC 19606 and to ompA gene deletion in other A. baumannii strains. Consequently, the proposed method is invaluable for markerless gene deletion in multidrug-resistant A. baumannii. PMID:25746991

  6. Characterization of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovars Indiana and Enteritidis from chickens in Eastern China.

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    Lu, Yan; Zhao, Hongyu; Sun, Jian; Liu, Yuqi; Zhou, Xuping; Beier, Ross C; Wu, Guojuan; Hou, Xiaolin

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    A total of 310 Salmonella isolates were isolated from 6 broiler farms in Eastern China, serotyped according to the Kauffmann-White classification. All isolates were examined for susceptibility to 17 commonly used antimicrobial agents, representative isolates were examined for resistance genes and class I integrons using PCR technology. Clonality was determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). There were two serotypes detected in the 310 Salmonella strains, which included 133 Salmonella enterica serovar Indiana isolates and 177 Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis isolates. Antimicrobial sensitivity results showed that the isolates were generally resistant to sulfamethoxazole, ampicillin, tetracycline, doxycycline and trimethoprim, and 95% of the isolates sensitive to amikacin and polymyxin. Among all Salmonella enterica serovar Indiana isolates, 108 (81.2%) possessed the blaTEM, floR, tetA, strA and aac (6')-Ib-cr resistance genes. The detected carriage rate of class 1 integrons was 66.5% (206/310), with 6 strains carrying gene integron cassette dfr17-aadA5. The increasing frequency of multidrug resistance rate in Salmonella was associated with increasing prevalence of int1 genes (rs = 0.938, P = 0.00039). The int1, blaTEM, floR, tetA, strA and aac (6')-Ib-cr positive Salmonella enterica serovar Indiana isolates showed five major patterns as determined by PFGE. Most isolates exhibited the common PFGE patterns found from the chicken farms, suggesting that many multidrug-resistant isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Indiana prevailed in these sources. Some isolates with similar antimicrobial resistance patterns represented a variety of Salmonella enterica serovar Indiana genotypes, and were derived from a different clone. PMID:24788434

  7. Genetic characterisation of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotypes isolated from poultry in Cairo, Egypt

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    Mohammed Abdel-Maksoud

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Food-borne diseases pose serious health problems, affecting public health and economic development worldwide.Methods: Salmonella was isolated from samples of chicken parts, skin samples of whole chicken carcasses, raw egg yolks, eggshells and chicken faeces. Resulting isolates were characterised by serogrouping, serotyping, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and detection of extended-spectrum ?-lactamase (ESBL production. Antibiotic resistance genes and integrons were identified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR.Results: The detection rates of Salmonella were 60%, 64% and 62% in chicken parts, skin, and faeces, respectively, whereas the egg yolks and eggshells were uniformly negative. Salmonella Kentucky and S. Enteritidis serotypes comprised 43.6% and 2.6% of the isolates, respectively, whilst S. Typhimurium was absent. Variable resistance rates were observed against 16 antibiotics; 97% were resistant to sulfamethoxazole, 96% to nalidixic acid and tetracycline and 76% to ampicillin. Multidrug resistance was detected in 82% (64/78 of the isolates and ESBL production was detected in 8% (6/78. The ?-lactamase blaTEM-1 gene was detected in 57.6% and blaSHV-1 in 6.8% of the isolates, whilst the blaOXA gene was absent. The sul1gene was detected in 97.3% and the sul2 gene in 5.3% of the isolates. Sixty-four of the 78 isolates (82% were positive for the integrase gene (int I from class 1 integrons, whilst int II was absent.Conclusion: This study reveals the presence of an alarming number of multidrug-resistant Salmonella isolates in the local poultry markets in Cairo. The high levels of drug resistance suggest an emerging problem that could impact negatively on efforts to prevent and treat poultry and poultry-transmitted human diseases in Egypt.

  8. Drug resistance in epilepsy and the ABCB1 gene: The clinical perspective

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    Abhijit Das

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Multidrug resistance is one of the most serious problems in the treatment of epilepsy that is likely to have a complex genetic and acquired basis. Various experimental data support the hypothesis that over-expression of antiepileptic drug (AED transporters may play a pivotal role in drug resistance. However, key questions concerning their functionality remain unanswered. The idea that P-glycoprotein, encoded by the ABCB1 gene, might mediate at least part of the drug resistance was met with both enthusiasm and skepticism. As in oncology, initial optimism has been clouded subsequently by conflicting results. The first study reporting a positive association between genetic variation in the P-glycoprotein and multidrug-resistant epilepsy was published in 2003. Since then, several other genetic association studies have attempted to verify this result. However, taken overall, the role of P-glycoprotein in drug resistance in epilepsy still remains uncertain. We intend to critically review the inherent problems associated with epilepsy pharmacogenetic studies in general and with ABCB1 polymorphisms studies in particular. The lessons learnt from the ABCB1 studies can help us to guide future association genetics studies to investigate AED resistance, and thereby taking us closer to the cherished dream of personalized AED therapy.

  9. The anticancer agent PB-100, selectively active on malignant cells, inhibits multiplication of sixteen malignant cell lines, even multidrug resistant

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    Beljanski Mirko

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available The plant-derived anticancer agent PB-100 selectively destroys cancer cells, even when multidrug resistant; yet, it does not inhibit normal (non-malignant cell multiplication. Testing of PB-100 on sixteen malignant cell lines, several multidrug resistant, as well as on five normal cell lines, confirmed our previous results. Flavopereirine and dihydroflavopereirine, the active principles of PB-100, were chemically synthesized and displayed the same selectivity for tumor cells as the purified plant extract, being active at even lower concentrations.

  10. Controversies in guidelines for the control of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in EU countries.

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    Otter, J A; Mutters, N T; Tacconelli, E; Gikas, A; Holmes, A H

    2015-12-01

    The various guidelines that are available for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria are useful, and contain broad areas of agreement. However, there are also important areas of controversy between the guidelines in terms of the details of applying contact precautions, single-room isolation and active surveillance cultures, differences in the approach to environmental cleaning and disinfection, and whether or not to perform staff and patient cohorting, healthcare worker screening or patient decolonization. The evidence-base is extremely limited and further research is urgently required to inform an evidence-based approach to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria prevention and control. PMID:26435462

  11. Polymorphisms in DNA repair and multidrug resistance genes among Sindhis of Central India.

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    Pramanik, Sreemanta; Surendran, Subin T; Arumugam, Sathishkumar; Devi, Saravana; Krishnamurthi, Kannan; Chakrabarti, Tapan

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    Polymorphisms in DNA repair and multidrug resistance genes might contribute to interindividual and interethnic differences in DNA repair capacity and drug disposition respectively. In the present study, we determined the allele and genotype frequencies of four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located in the DNA repair genes, XRCC1, XRCC3, XPD, OGG1, namely XRCC1 Arg399Gln, XRCC3 Thr241Met, XPD Lys751Gln, and OGG1 Ser326Cys, respectively and two SNPs located in the multidrug resistance gene, ABCB1, namely ABCB1 C3435T and ABCB1 C1236T, in 33-35 healthy and unrelated Sindhi individuals, residing in the Vidarbha region of Central India and compared them with the Maharashtrian population from the same geographical region and some other HapMap populations from the HapMap database. The study findings reveal that the Indian Sindhis are closely related to the Maharashtrians as well as Utah residents with Northern and Western European ancestry and Gujarati Indians in Houston, Texas in the HapMap database. PMID:26282485

  12. Influence of efflux pump inhibitors on the multidrug resistance of Helicobacter pylori

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    Zhan Zhang, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Peng-Yuan Zheng, Fu-Ai Tang, Ping-Chang Yang

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    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate the effect of efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs on multidrug resistance of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori.METHODS: H. pylori strains were isolated and cultured on Brucella agar plates with 10% sheep’s blood. The multidrug resistant (MDR H. pylori were obtained with the inducer chloramphenicol by repeated doubling of the concentration until no colony was seen, then the susceptibilities of the MDR strains and their parents to 9 antibiotics were assessed with agar dilution tests. The present study included periods before and after the advent of the EPIs, carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone (CCCP, reserpine and pantoprazole, and the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs were determined accordingly. In the same way, the effects of 5 proton pump inhibitors (PPIs, used in treatment of H. pylori infection, on MICs of antibiotics were evaluated.RESULTS: Four strains of MDR H. pylori were induced successfully, and the antibiotic susceptibilities of MDR strains were partly restored by CCCP and pantoprazole, but there was little effect of reserpine. Rabeprazole was the most effective of the 5 PPIs which could decrease the MICs of antibiotics for MDR H. pylori significantly.CONCLUSION: In vitro, some EPIs can strengthen the activities of different antibiotics which are the putative substrates of the efflux pump system in H. pylori.

  13. Expression of multidrug-resistance-associated protein gene in human soft-tissue sarcomas.

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    Oda, Y; Schneider-Stock, R; Ry?, J; Gruchala, A; Niezabitowski, A; Roessner, A

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    We examined the mRNA expression of the multidrug- resistance-associated protein gene (MRP) in soft-tissue sarcomas and compared it with the expression of the multidrug resistance gene (MDR1), using the reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction. We investigate 39 samples from 33 cases of soft-tissue sarcomas (11 liposarcomas, 9 malignant fibrous histiocytomas, 6 leiomyosarcomas, 4 malignant schwannomas, 3 fibrosarcomas, 3 synovial sarcomas, and 3 epithelioid sarcomas) and 7 benign soft-tissue tumors. All samples were obtained prior to chemotherapy. An expression of MRP mRNA was noted in 56% of soft-tissue sarcoma specimens. The co-expression of MRP and MDR1 was recognized in 15 samples (38%) (5/11 liposarcomas, 5/9 malignant fibrous histiocytomas, 3/6 leiomyosarcomas, 2/3 fibrosarcomas) and significantly correlated with histological grade (P=0.0165). A positive and significant correlation was found between MRP and MDR1 expression in soft-tissue sarcomas(P=0.0013). In benign soft-tissue tumors, 1 chemodectoma and 1 neurothekeoma showed low MRP expression; however, no case showed co-expression of MRP and MDR1. PMID:8601564

  14. Synergy between verapamil and other multidrug -resistance modulators in model membranes

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    Madeleine Castaing; Alain Loiseau; Athel Cornish-Bowden

    2007-06-01

    Various cationic lipophilic compounds can reverse the multidrug resistance of cancer cells. Possible interaction between these compounds, which are known as modulators, has been assessed by measuring leakage of Sulphan blue from anionic liposomes, induced both by verapamil alone and by verapamil in combination with diltiazem, quinine, thioridazine or clomipramine. An equation was derived to quantify the permeation doses and Hill coefficients of the drugs and mixtures between them by simultaneous fitting of the experimental data. The interaction was tested by two methods, the competition plot and the isobole method; both showed synergy between verapamil and each of diltiazem, quinine and thioridazine. The dose factor of potentiation for verapamil determined within membranes was 4.0 ± 0.4 with diltiazem, 3.2 ± 0.4 with quinine and 2.4 ± 0.3 with thioridazine. The results suggest that the effectiveness of reversing multidrug resistance may be increased with modulators such as verapamil and diltiazem that have a much greater effect in combination than what would be expected from their effects when considered separately.

  15. Multidrug resistance proteins (MRPs/ABCCs) in cancer chemotherapy and genetic diseases.

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    Chen, Zhe-Sheng; Tiwari, Amit K

    2011-09-01

    The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are a superfamily of membrane proteins that are best known for their ability to transport a wide variety of exogenous and endogenous substances across membranes against a concentration gradient via ATP hydrolysis. There are seven subfamilies of human ABC transporters, one of the largest being the 'C' subfamily (gene symbol ABCC). Nine ABCC subfamily members, the so-called multidrug resistance proteins (MRPs) 1-9, have been implicated in mediating multidrug resistance in tumor cells to varying degrees as the efflux extrude chemotherapeutic compounds (or their metabolites) from malignant cells. Some of the MRPs are also known to either influence drug disposition in normal tissues or modulate the elimination of drugs (or their metabolites) via hepatobiliary or renal excretory pathways. In addition, the cellular efflux of physiologically important organic anions such as leukotriene C(4) and cAMP is mediated by one or more of the MRPs. Finally, mutations in several MRPs are associated with human genetic disorders. In this minireview, the current biochemical and physiological knowledge of MRP1-MRP9 in cancer chemotherapy and human genetic disease is summarized. The mutations in MRP2/ABCC2 leading to conjugated hyperbilirubinemia (Dubin-Johnson syndrome) and in MRP6/ABCC6 leading to the connective tissue disorder Pseudoxanthoma elasticum are also discussed. PMID:21740521

  16. Identification of microRNAs and mRNAs associated with multidrug resistance of human laryngeal cancer Hep-2 cells

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    Wanzhong, Yin; Ping, Wang; Xin, Wang; Wenzhi, Song; Xiangyan, Cui; Hong, Yu; Wei, Zhu.

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    Full Text Available Multidrug resistance (MDR) poses a serious impediment to the success of chemotherapy for laryngeal cancer. To identify microRNAs and mRNAs associated with MDR of human laryngeal cancer Hep-2 cells, we developed a multidrug-resistant human laryngeal cancer subline, designated Hep-2/v, [...] by exposing Hep-2 cells to stepwise increasing concentrations of vincristine (0.02-0.96'µM). Microarray assays were performed to compare the microRNA and mRNA expression profiles of Hep-2 and Hep-2/v cells. Compared to Hep-2 cells, Hep-2/v cells were more resistant to chemotherapy drugs (?45-fold more resistant to vincristine, 5.1-fold more resistant to cisplatin, and 5.6-fold more resistant to 5-fluorouracil) and had a longer doubling time (42.33±1.76 vs 28.75±1.12'h, P

  17. Escape from stress granule sequestration: another way to drug resistance?

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    Yagüe, Ernesto; Raguz, Selina

    2010-12-01

    Overexpression of P-glycoprotein, encoded by the MDR1 (multidrug resistance 1) gene, is often responsible for multidrug resistance and chemotherapy failure in cancer. We have demonstrated that, in leukaemic cells, P-glycoprotein expression is regulated at the translational level. More recently, we have shown that in cells overexpressing P-glycoprotein, MDR1 mRNA does not aggregate into translationally silent stress granules. Importantly, this is not unique for MDR1, since other transcripts encoding transmembrane proteins, and which are thus translated at the endoplasmic reticulum, follow the same pattern. By using a series of chimaeric transcripts, we have demonstrated that transcript localization at the endoplasmic reticulum bypasses the signals dictating stress granule sequestration. Polysome profile analyses and protein synthesis experiments indicate that, upon stress withdrawal, endoplasmic-reticulum-bound transcripts resume translation faster than those at the cytosol, which have been sequestered into stress granules. This may represent a novel mechanism by which drug-resistant cells respond quickly to stress, helping them to survive the cytotoxic effect of chemotherapeutic drugs. PMID:21118122

  18. Multi-drug resistance (MDR1) gene and P-glycoprotein influence on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodymanic of therapeutic drugs Influência do gene de resistência múltipla (MDR1) e da P-glicoproteína na farmacocinética e farmacodinâmica de drogas terapêuticas

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    Renata Lehn Linardi; Cláudio Corrêa Natalini

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    (MDR1) gene expressed in tumor cells and also in several normal tissues, such as intestine, liver, kidney, blood-brain barrier, spinal cord, and placenta. P-gp has been identified in mice, rat, bovine, monkey, rodents, and human beings and has been receiving a particular clinical relevance because this protein expression limits brain access and intestinal absorption of many drugs. This protein plays a role as a protective barrier against a wide variety of substrates, avoiding drug entry into ...

  19. Establishment of a Doxorubicin-Resistant Subline from Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cell Line

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    Full Text Available Introduction: In order to determine the multidrug resistance (MDR phenotype due to P-glycoprotein expression in haematological malignancies including acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML, a well-characterized P-gp expressing cell line was required to validate and standardize flow cytometric assays and to calibrate instruments. Therefore, this resistant subline of K562 was established for the first time in Iran in order to study the MDR phenotype due to P-gp expression in some cancers. Material and Methods: A resistant subline of K562 (KDI/20 to Doxorubicin from the same parental K562 was derived by stepwise increasing the concentration of Doxorubicin up to 20 ng/ml as a gold standard. For flow cytometric assessment of P-gp expression, 4E3 anti-P-gp was used. The resistant cell line was studied by rhodamine 123 for functional assay of P-gp. MDR1 gene expression was also confirmed using RT-PCR. Results: P-glycoprotein was expressed in final concentration of 20 ng/ml of Doxorubicin on 70% of K562 cells after 120 passages. The Rhodamine 123 influx was 37%. The over-expression of MDR1 gene was observed in a 30-cycle PCR. Conclusion: P-glycoprotein is expressed in human K562 cell line (K562 by continuous exposure to anticancer drug. P-glycoprotein expression is detected by several methods including flow cytometry and RT-PCR, and the number of PCR cycles is very important.

  20. AAC(6?)-Iaf, a Novel Aminoglycoside 6?-N-Acetyltransferase from Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Clinical Isolates?

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    Kitao, Tomoe; Miyoshi-Akiyama, Tohru; Kirikae, Teruo

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    We report here the characterization of a novel aminoglycoside resistance gene, aac(6?)-Iaf, present in two multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates. These isolates, IMCJ798 and IMCJ799, were independently obtained from two patients, one with a urinary tract infection and the other with a decubitus ulcer, in a hospital located in the western part of Japan. Although the antibiotic resistance profiles of IMCJ798 and IMCJ799 were similar to that of MDR P. aeruginosa IMCJ...

  1. Genetic Evolution of the Spanish Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella enterica 4,5,12:i:- Monophasic Variant ?

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    Laorden, Lorena; Herrera-León, Silvia; Martínez, Ilargi; Sanchez, Ainhoa; Kromidas, Lefteris; Bikandi, Joseba; Rementeria, Aitor; Echeita, Aurora; Garaizar, Javier

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    We analyzed a collection of 60 Salmonella enterica 4,5,12:i:- phage type U302 multidrug-resistant monophasic variant strains, isolated in Spain between 2000 and 2007. Most strains showed resistance to ampicillin (A), chloramphenicol (C), sulfamethoxazole (Su), gentamicin (G), streptomycin (S), tetracycline (T), and co-trimoxazole (SxT) (an ACSuGSTSxT resistance pattern). Only one pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) type was detected, with 19 subtypes (Simpson's index of diversity [SID] = ...

  2. Intracellular Self-Assembly of Taxol Nanoparticles for Overcoming Multidrug Resistance.

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    Yuan, Yue; Wang, Lin; Du, Wei; Ding, Zhanling; Zhang, Jia; Han, Tao; An, Linna; Zhang, Huafeng; Liang, Gaolin

    2015-08-10

    Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains the biggest challenge in treating cancers. Herein we propose the intracellular self-assembly of nanodrugs as a new strategy for overcoming MDR. By employing a biocompatible condensation reaction, we rationally designed a taxol derivative Ac-Arg-Val-Arg-Arg-Cys(StBu)-Lys(taxol)-2-cyanobenzothiazole (CBT-Taxol) which could be subjected to furin-controlled condensation and self-assembly of taxol nanoparticles (Taxol-NPs). In?vitro and in?vivo studies indicated that, compared with taxol, CBT-Taxol showed a 4.5-fold or 1.5-fold increase in anti-MDR effects, respectively, on taxol-resistant HCT?116 cancer cells or tumors without being toxic to the cells or the mice. Our results demonstrate that structuring protease-susceptible agents and assembling them intracellularly into nanodrugs could be a new optimal strategy for overcoming MDR. PMID:26118539

  3. Alternating current electrical stimulation enhanced chemotherapy: a novel strategy to bypass multidrug resistance in tumor cells

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    Tumor burden can be pharmacologically controlled by inhibiting cell division and by direct, specific toxicity to the cancerous tissue. Unfortunately, tumors often develop intrinsic pharmacoresistance mediated by specialized drug extrusion mechanisms such as P-glycoprotein. As a consequence, malignant cells may become insensitive to various anti-cancer drugs. Recent studies have shown that low intensity very low frequency electrical stimulation by alternating current (AC) reduces the proliferation of different tumor cell lines by a mechanism affecting potassium channels while at intermediate frequencies interfere with cytoskeletal mechanisms of cell division. The aim of the present study is to test the hypothesis that permeability of several MDR1 over-expressing tumor cell lines to the chemotherapic agent doxorubicin is enhanced by low frequency, low intensity AC stimulation. We grew human and rodent cells (C6, HT-1080, H-1299, SKOV-3 and PC-3) which over-expressed MDR1 in 24-well Petri dishes equipped with an array of stainless steel electrodes connected to a computer via a programmable I/O board. We used a dedicated program to generate and monitor the electrical stimulation protocol. Parallel cultures were exposed for 3 hours to increasing concentrations (1, 2, 4, and 8 ?M) of doxorubicin following stimulation to 50 Hz AC (7.5 ?A) or MDR1 inhibitor XR9576. Cell viability was assessed by determination of adenylate kinase (AK) release. The relationship between MDR1 expression and the intracellular accumulation of doxorubicin as well as the cellular distribution of MDR1 was investigated by computerized image analysis immunohistochemistry and Western blot techniques. By the use of a variety of tumor cell lines, we show that low frequency, low intensity AC stimulation enhances chemotherapeutic efficacy. This effect was due to an altered expression of intrinsic cellular drug resistance mechanisms. Immunohistochemical, Western blot and fluorescence analysis revealed that AC not only decreases MDR1 expression but also changes its cellular distribution from the plasma membrane to the cytosol. These effects synergistically contributed to the loss of drug extrusion ability and increased chemo-sensitivity. In the present study, we demonstrate that low frequency, low intensity alternating current electrical stimulation drastically enhances chemotherapeutic efficacy in MDR1 drug resistant malignant tumors. This effect is due to an altered expression of intrinsic cellular drug resistance mechanisms. Our data strongly support a potential clinical application of electrical stimulation to enhance the efficacy of currently available chemotherapeutic protocols

  4. Retroviral transfer of a murine cDNA for multidrug resistance confers pleiotropic drug resistance to cells without prior drug selection

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    The authors have constructed a retrovirus expression vector that carries the murine mdr cDNA transcribed under the control of the human H4 histone promoter to examine the feasibility of efficiently transferring a multidrug resistance phenotype to cells without requiring drug selection. This approach will facilitate the transfer of mdr cDNA to hematopoietic progenitor cells for the study of multidrug resistance in vivo. The retrovirus vector pHmdr has been used for transmission and expression of the mdr cDNA in initially drug-sensitive NIH 3T3 fibroblasts. Selection of pHmdr infectants in the cytotoxic agents colchicine or doxorubicin gave rise to highly multidrug-resistant colonies containing a single gene copy of the vector. Moreover, in the analysis of 12 cloned unselected NIH 3T3 cell infectants, a multidrug resistance phenotype was conferred by as few as two copies of the pHmdr vector. Overexpression of the mdr cDNA in drug-selected and unselected pHmdr infectants was directly related to cell survival in three cytotoxic agents tested. These results hold significant implications for the study of multidrug resistance in vivo

  5. The prevalence of OqxAB multidrug efflux pump amongst olaquindox resistant Escherichia coli in pigs

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    Hansen, L. H.; SØrensen, S. J.

    2005-01-01

    The quinoxaline olaquindox has been used extensively as a growth promoter for pigs. Recently, we isolated a plasmid (pOLA52) conferring resistance to olaquindox from swine manure. On this plasmid, the oqxA and oqxB genes encode an RND-family multidrug efflux pump, OqxAB. It facilitates resistance to olaquindox as well as resistance to other antimicrobials like chloramphenicol. In this study, 10 of the 556 (1.8%) previously isolated Escherichia coli strains were shown to have an MIC >or= 64 microg/ml olaquindox. In nine of the ten strains, the oqxA gene was detected. Sequencing of an internal fragment of oqxA from the oqxA-positive strains showed no variation, indicating highly conserved oqxA genes. All of the oqxA-positive strains contain plasmids with replicons similar to that of pOLA52. It was verified by Southern hybridization that the oqxAB operon was situated on plasmids in most, if not all, resistant strains. Furthermore, horizontal transfer of olaquindox resistance from three olaquindox-resistant isolates was achieved using an olaquindox-sensitive E. coli as recipient.

  6. The overexpression of MRP4 is related to multidrug resistance in osteosarcoma cells

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    Zhonghui He

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, ADM is an antimitotic drug used in the treatment of a wide range of malignant tumors, including acute leukemia, lymphoma, osteosarcoma, breast cancer, and lung cancer. Multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs are members of a superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC transporters, which can transport various molecules across extra- and intra-cellular membranes. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a correlation between MRP4 and primary ADM resistance in osteosarcoma cells. In this paper, we chose the human osteosarcoma cell line MG63, ADM resistant cell line MG63/DOX, and the patient?s primary cell GSF-0686. We checked the ADM sensitivity and cytotoxicity of all the three cells by cell proliferation assay. The intracellular drug concentrations were measured by using LC-MS/MS. We also examined MRP4 gene expression by RT-PCR and Western Blot. We found that the intracellular ADM concentration of the parent osteosarcoma cell line MG63 was higher than the ADM resistant osteosarcoma MG63/DOX cell line or the GSF-0686 cell after ADM treatment (P < 0.05. In addition, MRP4 mRNA and protein levels in ADM resistant osteosarcoma cells were higher than in MG63 cell (P < 0.05. Taking together, this work suggests that overexpression of MRP4 may confer ADM resistance in osteosarcoma cells.

  7. Insertion Sequence IS26 Reorganizes Plasmids in Clinically Isolated Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria by Replicative Transposition

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    He, Susu; Hickman, Alison Burgess; Varani, Alessandro M.; Siguier, Patricia; Chandler, Michael; Dekker, John P.

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), which are resistant to most or all known antibiotics, constitute a global threat to public health. Transposable elements are often associated with antibiotic resistance determinants, suggesting a role in the emergence of resistance. One insertion sequence, IS26, is frequently associated with resistance determinants, but its role remains unclear. We have analyzed the genomic contexts of 70 IS26 copies in several clinical and surveillance CPE isolates from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. We used target site duplications and their patterns as guides and found that a large fraction of plasmid reorganizations result from IS26 replicative transpositions, including replicon fusions, DNA inversions, and deletions. Replicative transposition could also be inferred for transposon Tn4401, which harbors the carbapenemase blaKPC gene. Thus, replicative transposition is important in the ongoing reorganization of plasmids carrying multidrug-resistant determinants, an observation that carries substantial clinical and epidemiological implications for understanding how such extreme drug resistance phenotypes evolve. PMID:26060276

  8. A protein kinase C? inhibitor attenuates multidrug resistance of neuroblastoma cells

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    Svensson Karin

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The acquisition of drug resistance is a major reason for poor outcome of neuroblastoma. Protein kinase C (PKC has been suggested to influence drug resistance in cancer cells. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether inhibition of PKC? isoforms influences drug-resistance of neuroblastoma cells. Methods The effect of the PKC? inhibitor LY379196 on the growth-suppressing effects of different chemotherapeutics on neuroblastoma cells was analyzed with MTT assays. The effect of LY379196 on the accumulation of [3H]vincristine was also investigated Results The PKC? inhibitor LY379196 suppressed the growth of three neuroblastoma cell lines. LY379196 also augmented the growth-suppressive effect of doxorubicin, etoposide, paclitaxel, and vincristine, but not of carboplatin. The effect was most marked for vincristine and for the cell-line (SK-N-BE(2 that was least sensitive to vincristine. No effect was observed on the non-resistant IMR-32 cells. Two other PKC inhibitors, Gö6976 and GF109203X, also enhanced the vincristine effect. The PKC inhibitors caused an increased accumulation of [3H]vincristine in SK-N-BE(2 cells. Conclusions This indicates that inhibition of PKC? could attenuate multidrug resistance in neuroblastoma cells by augmenting the levels of natural product anticancer drugs in resistant cells.

  9. Colistin/daptomycin: an unconventional antimicrobial combination synergistic in vitro against multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.

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    Galani, Irene; Orlandou, Konstantina; Moraitou, Helen; Petrikkos, George; Souli, Maria

    2014-04-01

    The in vitro activity of the combination colistin/daptomycin was evaluated against multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates. Clonal relationships were assessed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The following synergy studies were undertaken: (i) daptomycin MICs were determined by E-test on Mueller-Hinton agar plates supplemented with a subinhibitory concentration of colistin; and (ii) time-kill methodology using tubes containing an inoculum of 5×10(5)CFU/mL and subinhibitory concentrations of each antibiotic alone or in combination subcultured at 0, 5 and 24h for colony counting. Synergy was defined as ?2log10CFU/mL decrease of viable colonies compared with colistin alone. Ten colistin-susceptible and four colistin-resistant A. baumannii isolates were tested. Isolates were assigned to nine different clonal types. Enhanced in vitro activity of the combination was detected only against colistin-susceptible isolates; using plates supplemented with colistin, the daptomycin MIC was reduced by 4- to 128-fold. From a total of 30 isolate-concentration combinations in time-kill studies, a synergistic interaction was detected in 16 (53.3%). The combination exhibited synergy against 8 and 12 of these combinations at 5h and 24h, respectively. No antagonism was detected. Colistin alone was bactericidal against two colistin-susceptible isolates at 24h, whereas the combination was bactericidal against 9 colistin-susceptible isolates at 24h. Against all colistin-resistant isolates, the combination exhibited a static effect and indifference in time-kill studies. Potent in vitro synergistic interactions between colistin and daptomycin provide evidence that this unorthodox combination may be beneficial in the treatment of colistin-susceptible multidrug-resistant A. baumannii. PMID:24560919

  10. Distinct conformational spectrum of homologous multidrug ABC transporters.

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    Moeller, Arne; Lee, Sung Chang; Tao, Houchao; Speir, Jeffrey A; Chang, Geoffrey; Urbatsch, Ina L; Potter, Clinton S; Carragher, Bridget; Zhang, Qinghai

    2015-03-01

    ATP-binding cassette (ABC) exporters are ubiquitously found in all kingdoms of life and their members play significant roles in mediating drug pharmacokinetics and multidrug resistance in the clinic. Significant questions and controversies remain regarding the relevance of their conformations observed in X-ray structures, their structural dynamics, and mechanism of transport. Here, we used single particle electron microscopy (EM) to delineate the entire conformational spectrum of two homologous ABC exporters (bacterial MsbA and mammalian P-glycoprotein) and the influence of nucleotide and substrate binding. Newly developed amphiphiles in complex with lipids that support high protein stability and activity enabled EM visualization of individual complexes in a membrane-mimicking environment. The data provide a comprehensive view of the conformational flexibility of these ABC exporters under various states and demonstrate not only similarities but striking differences between their mechanistic and energetic regulation of conformational changes. PMID:25661651

  11. Distinct Conformational Spectrum of Homologous Multidrug ABC Transporters

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    Moeller, Arne; Lee, Sung Chang

    2015-01-01

    ATP-binding cassette (ABC) exporters are ubiquitously found in all kingdoms of life and their members play significant roles in mediating drug pharmacokinetics and multidrug resistance in the clinic. Significant questions and controversies remain regarding the relevance of their conformations observed in X-ray structures, their structural dynamics, and mechanism of transport. Here, we used single particle electron microscopy (EM) to delineate the entire conformational spectrum of two homologous ABC exporters (bacterial MsbA and mammalian P-glycoprotein) and the influence of nucleotide and substrate binding. Newly developed amphiphiles in complex with lipids that support high protein stability and activity enabled EM visualization of individual complexes in a membrane-mimicking environment. The data provide a comprehensive view of the conformational flexibility of these ABC exporters under various states and demonstrate not only similarities but striking differences between their mechanistic and energetic regulation of conformational changes.

  12. Multidrug resistant commensal Escherichia coli in animals and its impact for public health

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    BélaNagy

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available After the era of plentiful antibiotics we are alarmed by the increasing number of antibiotic resistant strains. The genetic flexibility and adaptability of E. coli to constantly changing environments allows to acquire a great number of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms. Commensal strains of E. coli as versatile residents of the lower intestine are also repeatedly challenged by antimicrobial pressures during the lifetime of their host. As a consequence, commensal strains acquire the respective resistance genes, and/or develop resistant mutants in order to survive and maintain microbial homeostasis in the lower intestinal tract. Thus, commensal E. coli strains are regarded as indicators of antimicrobial load on their hosts. This chapter provides a short historic background of the appearance and presumed origin and transfer of antimicrobial resistance genes in commensal intestinal E. coli of animals with comparative information on their pathogenic counterparts. The dynamics, development and ways of evolution of resistance in the E. coli populations differ according to hosts, resistance mechanisms and antimicrobial classes used. The most frequent tools of E. coli against a variety of antimicrobials are the efflux pumps and mobile resistance mechanisms carried by plasmids and/or other transferable elements. The emergence of hybrid plasmids (both resistance and virulence among E. coli is of further concern. Co-existence and co-transfer of these “bad genes” in this huge and most versatile in vivo compartment may represent an increased public health risk in the future. Significance of multidrug resistant (MDR commensal E. coli seem to be highest in the food animal industry, acting as reservoir for intra- and interspecific exchange and a source for spread of MDR determinants through contaminated food to humans. Thus, public health potential of MDR commensal E. coli of food animals can be a concern and needs monitoring and more molecular analysis in the future.

  13. Estimating the burden of healthcare-associated infections caused by selected multidrug-resistant bacteria Finland, 2010

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    Kanerva Mari

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Knowledge of the burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI and antibiotic resistance is important for resource allocation in infection control. Although national surveillance networks do not routinely cover all HAIs due to multidrug-resistant bacteria, estimates are nevertheless possible: in the EU, 25,000 patients die from such infections annually. We assessed the burden of HAIs due to multidrug-resistant bacteria in Finland in 2010. Methods By combining data from the National Infectious Disease Registry on the numbers of bacteremias caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp., and susceptibility data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Network and the Finnish Hospital Infection Program, we assessed the numbers of healthcare-associated bacteremias due to selected multidrug-resistant bacteria. We estimated the number of pneumonias, surgical site and urinary tract infections by applying the ratio of these infections in the first national prevalence survey for HAI in 2005. Attributable HAI mortality (3.2% was also derived from the prevalence survey. Results The estimated annual number of the most common HAIs due to the selected multidrug-resistant bacteria was 2804 (530 HAIs per million, 6% of all HAIs in Finnish acute care hospitals. The number of attributable deaths was 89 (18 per million. Conclusions Resources for infection control should be allocated not only in screening and isolation of carriers of multidrug-resistant bacteria, even when they are causing a small proportion of all HAIs, but also in preventing all clinical infections.

  14. Detection of Glycomic Alterations Induced by Overexpression of P-Glycoprotein on the Surfaces of L1210 Cells Using Sialic Acid Binding Lectins

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    Albert Breier

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available P-glycoprotein (P-gp overexpression is the most frequently observed cause of multidrug resistance in neoplastic cells. In our experiments, P-gp was expressed in L1210 mice leukemia cells (S cells by selection with vincristine (R cells or transfection with the gene encoding human P-gp (T cells. Remodeling of cell surface sugars is associated with P-gp expression in L1210 cells as a secondary cellular response. In this study, we monitored the alteration of cell surface saccharides by Sambucus nigra agglutinin (SNA, wheat germ agglutinin (WGA and Maackia amurensis agglutinin (MAA. Sialic acid is predominantly linked to the surface of S, R and T cells via ?-2,6 branched sugars that tightly bind SNA. The presence of sialic acid linked to the cell surface via ?-2,3 branched sugars was negligible, and the binding of MAA (recognizing this branch was much less pronounced than SNA. WGA induced greater cell death than SNA, which was bound to the cell surface and agglutinated all three L1210 cell-variants more effectively than WGA. Thus, the ability of lectins to induce cell death did not correlate with their binding efficiency and agglutination potency. Compared to S cells, P-gp positive R and T cells contain a higher amount of N-acetyl-glucosamine on their cell surface, which is associated with improved WGA binding. Both P-gp positive variants of L1210 cells are strongly resistant to vincristine as P-gp prototypical drug. This resistance could not be altered by liberalization of terminal sialyl residues from the cell surface by sialidase.

  15. MAPK1 of Leishmania donovani modulates antimony susceptibility by downregulating P-glycoprotein efflux pumps.

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    Garg, Mansi; Goyal, Neena

    2015-07-01

    Emergence of resistance to pentavalent antimonials has become a severe obstacle in the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian subcontinent. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are well-known mediators of signal transduction of eukaryotes, regulating important processes, like proliferation, differentiation, stress response, and apoptosis. In Leishmania, MAPK1 has been shown to be consistently downregulated in antimony-resistant field isolates, suggesting that it has a role in antimony resistance. The present work investigates the molecular mechanism of MAPK1 in antimony resistance in Leishmania donovani. The L. donovani MAPK1 (LdMAPK1) single-allele replacement mutants exhibited increased resistance to Sb(III) (5.57-fold) compared to wild-type promastigotes, while overexpressing parasites became much more susceptible to antimony. The LdMAPK1-mediated drug sensitivity was directly related to antimony-induced apoptotic death of the parasite, as was evidenced by a 4- to 5-fold decrease in cell death parameters in deletion mutants and a 2- to 3-fold increase in MAPK1-overexpressing cells. LdMAPK1-underexpressing parasites also exhibited increased P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated efflux pump activity, while a significant decrease in pump activity was observed in overexpressing cells. This change in efflux pump activity was directly related to expression levels of P-gp in all cell lines. However, episomal complementation of the gene restored normal growth, drug sensitivity, P-gp expression, and efflux pump activity. The data indicate that LdMAPK1 negatively regulates the expression of P-glycoprotein-type efflux pumps in the parasite. The decrease in efflux pump activity with an increase in LdMAPK1 expression may result in increased antimony accumulation in the parasite, making it more vulnerable to the drug. PMID:25870075

  16. Involvement of the epidermal growth factor receptor in the modulation of multidrug resistance in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro

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    Hoffmann Katrin

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC is a molecular complex tumor with high intrinsic drug resistance. Recent evidence suggests an involvement of the tyrosine kinase pathway in the regulation of ATP-binding cassette protein (ABC-transport protein mediated multidrug resistance in cancer cells. The aim of this study was to examine whether EGFR inhibition sensitizes HCCs to chemotherapy and to elucidate its mechanism. Results Chemotherapeutic treatment induces multidrug resistance and significantly increases ABC-transport protein expression and function in a time- and dose-dependent manner in HCC cells. Furthermore, cytostatic treatment increases the mRNA expression of tyrosine kinases and induces the phosphorylation of ERK. EGF activation of the tyrosine kinase pathway up-regulated the ABC-transport protein mRNA expression and enhanced the survival of resistant HCC cells. Consistent with these effects, inhibition of the EGFR using siRNA decreased the ABC-transport protein mRNA expression and inhibited the proliferation of resistant cells. Additional treatment with Gefitinib, a clinically approved EGFR inhibitor, caused a dose-dependent reversal of resistance to conventional chemotherapy. Conclusion The present study demonstrates that the multidrug resistance of HCC is modulated through the EGF-activated tyrosine kinase cascade. Consequentially, the restoration of chemosensitivity by EGFR inhibition may lead towards new tailored therapies in patients with highly resistant tumors.

  17. Pathogens of Bovine Respiratory Disease in North American Feedlots Conferring Multidrug Resistance via Integrative Conjugative Elements

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    Klima, Cassidy L.; Zaheer, Rahat; Cook, Shaun R.; Booker, Calvin W.; Hendrick, Steve

    2014-01-01

    In this study, we determined the prevalence of bovine respiratory disease (BRD)-associated viral and bacterial pathogens in cattle and characterized the genetic profiles, antimicrobial susceptibilities, and nature of antimicrobial resistance determinants in collected bacteria. Nasopharyngeal swab and lung tissue samples from 68 BRD mortalities in Alberta, Canada (n = 42), Texas (n = 6), and Nebraska (n = 20) were screened using PCR for bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), bovine respiratory syncytial virus, bovine herpesvirus 1, parainfluenza type 3 virus, Mycoplasma bovis, Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Histophilus somni. Excepting bovine herpesvirus 1, all agents were detected. M. haemolytica (91%) and BVDV (69%) were the most prevalent, with cooccurrence in 63% of the cattle. Isolates of M. haemolytica (n = 55), P. multocida (n = 8), and H. somni (n = 10) from lungs were also collected. Among M. haemolytica isolates, a clonal subpopulation (n = 8) was obtained from a Nebraskan feedlot. All three bacterial pathogens exhibited a high rate of antimicrobial resistance, with 45% exhibiting resistance to three or more antimicrobials. M. haemolytica (n = 18), P. multocida (n = 3), and H. somni (n = 3) from Texas and Nebraska possessed integrative conjugative elements (ICE) that conferred resistance for up to seven different antimicrobial classes. ICE were shown to be transferred via conjugation from P. multocida to Escherichia coli and from M. haemolytica and H. somni to P. multocida. ICE-mediated multidrug-resistant profiles of bacterial BRD pathogens could be a major detriment to many of the therapeutic antimicrobial strategies currently used to control BRD. PMID:24478472

  18. Suboptimal chlorine treatment of drinking water leads to selection of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Shrivastava, Richa; Upreti, R K; Jain, S R; Prasad, K N; Seth, P K; Chaturvedi, U C

    2004-06-01

    The present study was undertaken to investigate the spectrum of bacteria present in the River Gomti water before and after chlorination for drinking purposes. We observed that the strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that survived chlorination on three out of seven occasions were resistant to almost all the antibiotics tested. The chlorine-resistant bacteria had mucoid colonies and grew better at 24 degrees C. All attempts to isolate the plasmid responsible for chlorine resistance were unsuccessful. Laboratory experiments using different strains of the P. aeruginosa in distilled water showed that only the resistant strain survived chlorine treatment at a dose of water collected from seven different sites on the River Gomti was treated with graded doses of chlorine. At the higher dose of chlorine, all the bacteria died in 30 min, whereas with lower doses all the bacteria survived. The present study underscores the importance of measuring water chlorine concentrations to assure they are sufficiently high to remove pathogenic bacteria from drinking water. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature of the selection of multidrug-resistant bacteria by suboptimal chlorine treatment of water. PMID:15157584

  19. Contribution of aquaporin 9 and multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 to differential sensitivity to arsenite between primary cultured chorion and amnion cells prepared from human fetal membranes

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    Yoshino, Yuta [Department of Clinical Molecular Genetics, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392 (Japan); Yuan, Bo, E-mail: yuanbo@toyaku.ac.jp [Department of Clinical Molecular Genetics, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392 (Japan); Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, 1550 4th St, RH584E Box 2911 San Francisco, CA 94158-2911 (United States); Kaise, Toshikazu [Laboratory of Environmental Chemodynamics, School of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392 (Japan); Takeichi, Makoto [Yoneyama Maternity Hospital, 2-12 Shin-machi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0065 (Japan); Tanaka, Sachiko; Hirano, Toshihiko [Department of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392 (Japan); Kroetz, Deanna L. [Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, 1550 4th St, RH584E Box 2911 San Francisco, CA 94158-2911 (United States); Toyoda, Hiroo [Department of Clinical Molecular Genetics, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392 (Japan)

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    Arsenic trioxide (arsenite, As{sup III}) has shown a remarkable clinical efficacy, whereas its side effects are still a serious concern. Therefore, it is critical to understand the effects of As{sup III} on human-derived normal cells for revealing the mechanisms underlying these side effects. We examined the effects of As{sup III} on primary cultured chorion (C) and amnion (A) cells prepared from human fetal membranes. A significant dose-dependent As{sup III}-mediated cytotoxicity was observed in the C-cells accompanied with an increase of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release. Higher concentrations of As{sup III} were required for the A-cells to show cytotoxicity and LDH release, suggesting that the C-cells were more sensitive to As{sup III} than the A-cells. The expression levels of aquaporin 9 (AQP9) were approximately 2 times higher in the C-cells than those in the A-cells. Both intracellular arsenic accumulation and its cytotoxicity in the C-cells were significantly abrogated by sorbitol, a competitive AQP9 inhibitor, in a dose-dependent manner. The protein expression levels of multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) 2 were downregulated by As{sup III} in the C-cells, but not in the A-cells. No significant differences in the expression levels of MRP1 were observed between C- and A-cells. The protein expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) was hardly detected in both cells, although a detectable amount of its mRNA was observed. Cyclosporine A, a broad-spectrum inhibitor for ABC transporters, and MK571, a MRP inhibitor, but not PGP-4008, a P-gp specific inhibitor, potently sensitized both cells to As{sup III}-mediated cytotoxicity. These results suggest that AQP9 and MRP2 are involved in controlling arsenic accumulation in these normal cells, which then contribute to differential sensitivity to As{sup III} cytotoxicity between these cells. -- Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Examination of effect of As{sup III} on primary cultured chorion (C) and amnion (A) cells. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Dose-dependent As{sup III}-mediated cytotoxicity in C-cells, not in A-cells. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Intracellular arsenic accumulation and cytotoxicity regulated by AQP9 and ABCC2. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Prediction of As{sup III} side effects by monitoring these transporters.

  20. Multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1 and opioid analgesia in horses Gene de resistência múltipla aos fármacos e analgesia opióide em eqüinos

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    Cláudio Corrêa Natalini

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    Full Text Available Opioid absorption in the intestinal tract as well as its effects in the central nervous system is modulated by the P-glycoprotein (P-gp encoded in the Multi-drug Resistance gene (MDR1 also named ATP-binding cassete, subfamily B, member 1 (ABCB1. This MDR1 gene acts as a selective pump. The expression of this protein in humans and rodents inhibits cellular uptake of substrate opioids. The presence of the intestinal iso-enzyme CYP3A4 associated with MDR1 gene decreases the opioid analgesic activity due to an increase in intestinal metabolism, with a predicted intestinal first pass extraction around 20% which significantly influences the oral availability of opioids. In the central nervous system, P-gp expression decreases opioid neuronal uptake diminishing the analgesic effects. It is unknown if horses have the MDR1 gene and P-gp and what are the effects on opioid absorption, metabolism, and analgesia. Identifying the MDR1 gene and P-gp status in horses is of great importance in order to better understand opioid pharmacologic effects in horses.A absorção de opióides no trato intestinal, assim como seus efeitos no sistema nervoso central, são modulados pela P-glicoproteína (P-gp, uma proteína de membrana celular codificada pelo gene MDR1, também chamado ATP-binding cassete, subfamília B, membro 1 (ABCB1 e que atua como bomba seletiva. A expressão desta proteína em roedores e seres humanos inibe a absorção celular de opióides e sua presença no intestino associada à isoenzima CYP3A4 reduz a atividade analgésica dos opióides por ativação do metabolismo intestinal do fármaco. A redução na extração intestinal de fármacos opióides susceptíveis a esta proteína chega a 20%, o que reduz significativamente a biodisponibilidade de opióides administrados por via oral. No sistema nervoso central, a P-gp diminui a captação neuronal dos opióides e seus efeitos analgésicos. Ainda é desconhecido se o gene MDR1 e a P-gp estão presentes no trato intestinal e no sistema nervoso central em cavalos e quais os seus efeitos na absorção, metabolismo e efeito analgésico nesta espécie. Fica evidente a importância da determinação da presença ou não deste gene e sua expressão protéica no cavalo, para um melhor entendimento da farmacologia dos opióides nesta espécie.

  1. Contribution of aquaporin 9 and multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 to differential sensitivity to arsenite between primary cultured chorion and amnion cells prepared from human fetal membranes

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    Arsenic trioxide (arsenite, AsIII) has shown a remarkable clinical efficacy, whereas its side effects are still a serious concern. Therefore, it is critical to understand the effects of AsIII on human-derived normal cells for revealing the mechanisms underlying these side effects. We examined the effects of AsIII on primary cultured chorion (C) and amnion (A) cells prepared from human fetal membranes. A significant dose-dependent AsIII-mediated cytotoxicity was observed in the C-cells accompanied with an increase of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release. Higher concentrations of AsIII were required for the A-cells to show cytotoxicity and LDH release, suggesting that the C-cells were more sensitive to AsIII than the A-cells. The expression levels of aquaporin 9 (AQP9) were approximately 2 times higher in the C-cells than those in the A-cells. Both intracellular arsenic accumulation and its cytotoxicity in the C-cells were significantly abrogated by sorbitol, a competitive AQP9 inhibitor, in a dose-dependent manner. The protein expression levels of multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) 2 were downregulated by AsIII in the C-cells, but not in the A-cells. No significant differences in the expression levels of MRP1 were observed between C- and A-cells. The protein expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) was hardly detected in both cells, although a detectable amount of its mRNA was observed. Cyclosporine A, a broad-spectrum inhibitor for ABC transporters, and MK571, a MRP inhibitor, but not PGP-4008, a P-gp specific inhibitor, potently sensitized both cells to AsIII-mediated cytotoxicity. These results suggest that AQP9 and MRP2 are involved in controlling arsenic accumulation in these normal cells, which then contribute to differential sensitivity to AsIII cytotoxicity between these cells. -- Highlights: ? Examination of effect of AsIII on primary cultured chorion (C) and amnion (A) cells. ? Dose-dependent AsIII-mediated cytotoxicity in C-cells, not in A-cells. ? Intracellular arsenic accumulation and cytotoxicity regulated by AQP9 and ABCC2. ? Prediction of AsIII side effects by monitoring these transporters.

  2. Multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1) and opioid analgesia in horses / Gene de resistência múltipla aos fármacos e analgesia opióide em eqüinos

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    Cláudio Corrêa, Natalini; Anderson Fávaro da, Cunha; Renata Lehn, Linardi.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available A absorção de opióides no trato intestinal, assim como seus efeitos no sistema nervoso central, são modulados pela P-glicoproteína (P-gp), uma proteína de membrana celular codificada pelo gene MDR1, também chamado ATP-binding cassete, subfamília B, membro 1 (ABCB1) e que atua como bomba seletiva. A [...] expressão desta proteína em roedores e seres humanos inibe a absorção celular de opióides e sua presença no intestino associada à isoenzima CYP3A4 reduz a atividade analgésica dos opióides por ativação do metabolismo intestinal do fármaco. A redução na extração intestinal de fármacos opióides susceptíveis a esta proteína chega a 20%, o que reduz significativamente a biodisponibilidade de opióides administrados por via oral. No sistema nervoso central, a P-gp diminui a captação neuronal dos opióides e seus efeitos analgésicos. Ainda é desconhecido se o gene MDR1 e a P-gp estão presentes no trato intestinal e no sistema nervoso central em cavalos e quais os seus efeitos na absorção, metabolismo e efeito analgésico nesta espécie. Fica evidente a importância da determinação da presença ou não deste gene e sua expressão protéica no cavalo, para um melhor entendimento da farmacologia dos opióides nesta espécie. Abstract in english Opioid absorption in the intestinal tract as well as its effects in the central nervous system is modulated by the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) encoded in the Multi-drug Resistance gene (MDR1) also named ATP-binding cassete, subfamily B, member 1 (ABCB1). This MDR1 gene acts as a selective pump. The expres [...] sion of this protein in humans and rodents inhibits cellular uptake of substrate opioids. The presence of the intestinal iso-enzyme CYP3A4 associated with MDR1 gene decreases the opioid analgesic activity due to an increase in intestinal metabolism, with a predicted intestinal first pass extraction around 20% which significantly influences the oral availability of opioids. In the central nervous system, P-gp expression decreases opioid neuronal uptake diminishing the analgesic effects. It is unknown if horses have the MDR1 gene and P-gp and what are the effects on opioid absorption, metabolism, and analgesia. Identifying the MDR1 gene and P-gp status in horses is of great importance in order to better understand opioid pharmacologic effects in horses.

  3. Alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate-emulsified poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles for reversal of multidrug resistance in vitro

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) is one of the factors in the failure of anticancer chemotherapy. In order to enhance the anticancer effect of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) substrates, inhibition of the P-gp efflux pump on MDR cells is a good tactic. We designed novel multifunctional drug-loaded alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS)/poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (TPGS/PLGA/SN-38 NPs; SN-38 is 7-ethyl-10-hydroxy-camptothecin), with TPGS-emulsified PLGA NPs as the carrier and modulator of the P-gp efflux pump and SN-38 as the model drug. TPGS/PLGA/SN-38 NPs were prepared using a modified solvent extraction/evaporation method. Physicochemical characterizations of TPGS/PLGA/SN-38 NPs were in conformity with the principle of nano-drug delivery systems (nDDSs), including a diameter of about 200 nm, excellent spherical particles with a smooth surface, narrow size distribution, appropriate surface charge, and successful drug-loading into the NPs. The cytotoxicity of TPGS/PLGA/SN-38 NPs to MDR cells was increased by 3.56 times compared with that of free SN-38. Based on an intracellular accumulation study relative to the time-dependent uptake and efflux inhibition, we suggest novel mechanisms of MDR reversal of TPGS/PLGA NPs. Firstly, TPGS/PLGA/SN-38 NPs improved the uptake of the loaded drug by clathrin-mediated endocytosis in the form of unbroken NPs. Simultaneously, intracellular NPs escaped the recognition of P-gp by MDR cells. After SN-38 was released from TPGS/PLGA/SN-38 NPs in MDR cells, TPGS or/and PLGA may modulate the efflux microenvironment of the P-gp pump, such as mitochondria and the P-gp domain with an ATP-binding site. Finally, the controlled-release drug entered the nucleus of the MDR cell to induce cytotoxicity. The present study showed that TPGS-emulsified PLGA NPs could be functional carriers in nDDS for anticancer drugs that are also P-gp substrates. More importantly, to enhance the therapeutic effect of P-gp substrates, this work might provide a new insight into the design of pharmacologically inactive excipients that can serve as P-gp modulators instead of drugs that are P-gp inhibitors. (paper)