Involvement of P-glycoprotein in the release of cytokines from peripheral blood mononuclear cells treated with methotrexate and dexamethasone.

P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a product of the MDR1 gene, is an important factor in the turnover of many drugs and xenobiotics. Recent reports have suggested that P-gp can also be involved in the transport of cytokines. The aim of this study was to examine the role of P-gp in cytokine release from phytohaemagglutinin (PHA)-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear… CONTINUE READING