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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Prognostic significance of multidrug resistance protein in adult T-cell leukemia.

The response of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) to chemotherapy is poor, and a major obstacle to successful treatment is intrinsic or acquired drug resistance. To determine the clinical significance of multidrug resistance protein (MRP) 1 in ATL, we studied MRP1 expression and its association with clinical outcome. The expression of MRP1 mRNA in leukemia cells from 48 ATL patients was studied by slot blot analysis. The expression level of MRP1 mRNA in chronic-type ATL was significantly higher than that in lymphoma-type ATL (P = 0.033). There was no correlation between MRP1 expression and age, gender, WBC count, LDH, hypercalcemia, blood urea nitrogen, or performance status. However, the expression of MRP1 mRNA correlated only with peripheral blood abnormal lymphocyte counts (P = 0.008). The transporting activity of MRP1 was assessed using membrane vesicles. Membrane vesicles prepared from ATL cells with high expression of MRP1 mRNA showed a higher ATP-dependent leukotriene C(4) uptake than did those with low expression of MRP1 mRNA. This uptake was almost completely inhibited by LTD(4) antagonists ONO-1078 and MK571. In acute- and lymphoma-type ATL, high expression of MRP1 mRNA at diagnosis correlated with shorter survival, and Cox regression analysis revealed that MRP1 expression was an independent prognostic factor. These findings suggest that functionally active MRP1 is expressed in some ATL cells and that it is involved in drug resistance and has a possible causal relationship with poor prognosis in ATL. Multidrug resistance-reversing agents, such as ONO-1078 and MK571, that directly interact and inhibit the transporting activity of MRP1 may be useful for treating ATL patients.[1]


  1. Prognostic significance of multidrug resistance protein in adult T-cell leukemia. Ohno, N., Tani, A., Chen, Z.S., Uozumi, K., Hanada, S., Akiba, S., Ren, X.Q., Furukawa, T., Sumizawa, T., Arima, T., Akiyama, S.I. Clin. Cancer Res. (2001) [Pubmed]
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