Is multidrug resistance (P-glycoprotein) an intrinsic characteristic of plasma cells in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, plasmacytoma, multiple myeloma and amyloidosis?
Multiple myeloma is not a curable disease, and most patients relapse after plateau phase. Drug resistance is a major problem in effective chemotherapy in this kind of disease. Current approaches are aimed at reversing or preventing drug resistance late in the disease. We studied a drug resistance marker, P-glycoprotein (P-gp), in a total of 43 patients with… (More)