Reversal of P-glycoprotein-mediated MDR by 5,7,3',4',5'-pentamethoxyflavone and SAR.

During screening for the flavonoid chemosensitizers, it was found that 5,7,3',4',5'-pentamethoxyflavone (PMF) was equipotent to verapamil in vitro with respect to the chemosensitizing effect. PMF appears to have a chemosensitizing effect not only by increasing the intracellular accumulation of the drugs without competition in a binding site of azidopine but… (More)