alexa Progress in defining multidrug resistance in leukemia.
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Author(s): Kappelmayer J, Simon A, Kiss F, Hevessy Z

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a naturally occurring defense phenomenon by which cells battle against chemically foreign substances (xenobiotics), including some cytotoxic drugs. Membrane transporter hyperactivity is a major contributor to MDR and is the primary target of both diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Multi-xenobiotic resistance can be exploited as several fluorescent indicator probes are extruded by the same drug transporters, making it possible to quantitatively measure MDR activity in cell lines and clinical samples by flow cytometry. The literature on MDR is reported in a number of different formats, making it difficult to compare data from various groups. This article will briefly review the pathomechanism, then focus upon the diagnostic approach, the interpretation of results from clinical samples and correlations with other variables. The authors believe that a standardized MDR assay, as well as a suitable monitoring test, may become a prognostic marker in several types of leukemia. Copyright Future Drugs Ltd. This article was published in Expert Rev Mol Diagn and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics
    October 23-24, 2017 Paris, France
  • 9th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics
    October 23-25, 2017 Paris, France

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version