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Molecular Docking Characterizes Substrate-Binding Sites and Efflux Modulation Mechanisms within P-Glycoprotein
P-Glycoprotein (Pgp) is one of the best characterized ABC transporters, often involved in the multidrug-resistance phenotype overexpressed by several cancer cell lines. Expand
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Antimycobacterial evaluation and preliminary phytochemical investigation of selected medicinal plants traditionally used in Mozambique.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Several medicinal plants are traditionally used in Mozambique to treat tuberculosis and related symptoms. AIMS OF THE STUDY It was aimed to assess the in vitroExpand
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Jatrophane diterpenes and cancer multidrug resistance - ABCB1 efflux modulation and selective cell death induction.
BACKGROUND Modulation of P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) and evaluation of the collateral sensitivity effect are among the most promising approaches to overcome multidrug resistance (MDR) in cancer. In aExpand
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Insights on P-Glycoprotein's Efflux Mechanism Obtained by Molecular Dynamics Simulations.
P-Glycoprotein (P-gp) is often involved in multidrug resistance (MDR) to the pharmacological action of a wide number of anticancer agents. In this article, a series of molecular dynamics simulationsExpand
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Structure-function relationships in ABCG2: insights from molecular dynamics simulations and molecular docking studies
Efflux pumps of the ATP-binding cassette transporters superfamily (ABC transporters) are frequently involved in the multidrug-resistance (MDR) phenomenon in cancer cells. Herein, we describe a newExpand
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Antibacterial activity of some African medicinal plants used traditionally against infectious diseases
Context: Plants are known to play a crucial role in African traditional medicine for the treatment of infection diseases. Objectives: To investigate the claimed antimicrobial properties of plantsExpand
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Bioactive compounds from the African medicinal plant Cleistochlamys kirkii as resistance modifiers in bacteria
Cleistochlamys kirkii (Benth) Oliv. (Annonaceae) is a medicinal plant traditionally used in Mozambique to treat infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to find resistance modifiers in C.Expand
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Enhancing macrocyclic diterpenes as multidrug-resistance reversers: structure-activity studies on jolkinol D derivatives.
The phytochemical study of Euphorbia piscatoria yielded jolkinol D (1) in a large amount, whose derivatization gave rise to 12 ester derivatives (2-13) and hydrolysis to compound 14. The in vitroExpand
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Monoterpene bisindole alkaloids, from the African medicinal plant Tabernaemontana elegans, induce apoptosis in HCT116 human colon carcinoma cells.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Tabernaemontana elegans is a medicinal plant used in African traditional medicine to treat several ailments including cancer. The aims of the present study were toExpand
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Bioactive diterpenoids, a new jatrophane and two ent-abietanes, and other constituents from Euphorbia pubescens.
A new jatrophane diterpene, pubescenol (1), known ent-abietane lactones, helioscopinolide A (2) and B (3), and taraxerone, 24-methylenecycloartanol, and vanillin have been isolated from EuphorbiaExpand
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