Gudrun Ruedell

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Multidrug resistance (MDR), a challenge in treating childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML), is frequently associated with decreased drug accumulation caused by multidrug transporter MDR1. Doxorubicin, an important anti-AML drug, is a known MDR1 substrate and inducer. Its cytostatic efficacy is thus limited by MDR1 overexpression. A recent study demonstrated(More)
Overexpression of mdr1-type P-glycoproteins (P-gps) is thought to contribute to primary chemotherapy resistance of untreated hepatocellular carcinoma. However, mechanisms of endogenous multidrug resistance 1 (mdr1) gene activation still remain unclear. Because recent studies have demonstrated overexpression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in hepatocytes during(More)
Multidrug resistance (mdr) proteins of the mdr1 type function as multispecific xenobiotic transporters in hepatocytes. In the liver, mdr1 overexpression occurs during regeneration, cirrhosis, and hepatocarcinogenesis and may contribute to primary chemotherapy resistance. Cultured rat hepatocytes exhibit a time-dependent "intrinsic" increase in functional(More)
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