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

Modulation of drug transport by selected flavonoids: Involvement of P-gp and OCT?

Flavonoids, as a common component of daily nutrition, are a possible source of interference with absorption processes, due to modulation of transporting proteins. In this study, the influence of selected flavonoids (quercetin, isoquercitrin, spiraeoside, rutin, kaempferol, naringenin, naringin, and kaempferol) on the transport of the P-gp substrate [3H]talinolol across Caco-2 cell monolayers was investigated. To elucidate the mechanism behind the interaction observed in this system the potency of the flavonoids to replace [3H]talinolol from its P-gp binding site as well as their activity to inhibit OCT2-mediated [14C]TEA uptake into LLC-PK(1) cells were measured, as P-gp and OCT have been shown to be present in Caco-2 cells. Six of the investigated flavonoids reduced the secretory flux of talinolol across Caco-2 cells (IC50-values: hesperetin<quercetin<kaempferol<<spiraeoside<isoquercitrin<naringin). But none of the selected flavonoids was able to replace [3H]talinolol from its binding to P-gp. However, the investigated flavonoids did show potency to inhibit OCT-mediated transport (IC50-values: quercetin<kaempferol<<naringenin<isoquercitrin<spiraeoside<<rutin<hesperetin<naringin). The present in vitro results demonstrate that flavonoids bear the ability to interfere with secretory intestinal transport processes. This might be due to an interaction with P-gp, but apparently not via competition at the talinolol binding site of P-gp. Another mode of interaction may be the inhibition of members of the OCT-family, which is located at the basolateral membrane of intestinal epithelial cells.[1]


  1. Modulation of drug transport by selected flavonoids: Involvement of P-gp and OCT? Ofer, M., Wolffram, S., Koggel, A., Spahn-Langguth, H., Langguth, P. European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences. (2005) [Pubmed]
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