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HZ08 inhibits the multi-drug resistance on multiple sites as the substrate of p-glycoprotein.

Eur J Pharmacol. 2013 May 8;

Authors: Feng Y, Hu Y, Cen J, Darshika KN, Fang W, Li Y, Huang W


Over expression of p-glycoprotein (p-gp) leads to the production of multi-drug resistance (MDR) which could discharge various anti-tumor chemicals with structural heterogeneity. HZ08, a novel tetrahydroisoquinoline derivate, was discovered to modulate the MDR. What was confirmed is its definite inhibition of multi-drug resistance caused by p-gp and its promotion for the intracellular cytotoxins accumulation in the previous study. In order to explore whether HZ08 is the substrate of p-gp and on which sites it exerts its function, RNAi to mdr1 was introduced and the interaction between HZ08 and some classic agents (verapamil, rhodamine 123) with clearly binding sites was also investigated. Experimental results revealed that HZ08 is the most probable the substrate of p-gp and may share the same modulation sites located at the p-gp with verapamil. Data obtained also indicated that there is a common binding site shared by rhodamine 123 and HZ08, but negative competition showed between HZ08 and adriamycin. In conclusion, HZ08 may be the substrate of p-gp and acts as a multiple target modulator to invert the efflux function of p-gp.

PMID: 23665114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]