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Inhibitors of Multidrug Efflux Transporters: Their Membrane and Protein Interactions

[ Vol. 5 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

A. Seelig and E. Gatlik-Landwojtowicz   Pages 135 - 151 ( 17 )

Abstract:


Modulators and inhibitors of multidrug efflux transporters, like P-glycoprotein, are used to reduce or inhibit multidrug resistance, MDR, which leads to a failure of the chemotherapy of e.g. cancers, epilepsy, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal diseases. Binding and transport of first-, second-, and third-generation modulators and inhibitors of P-glycoprotein are discussed, taking into account the properties of the drug (Hbonding potential, dimensions, and pKα values) as well as the properties of the membrane.

Keywords:

p-glycoprotein, first, second, and third-generation inhibitors, modulators, membrane partitioning, transporter binding, transport kinetics

Affiliation:

Biophysical Chemistry, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50-70, CH-4056Basel, Switzerland.



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