Abstract Title:

In vitro and In silico studies on inhibitory effects of curcumin on multi drug resistance associated protein (MRP1) in retinoblastoma cells.

Abstract Source:

Bioinformation. 2012 ;8(1):13-9. Epub 2012 Jan 6. PMID: 22359429

Abstract Author(s):

Seethalakshmi Sreenivasan, Sathyabaarathi Ravichandran, Umashankar Vetrivel, Subramanian Krishnakumar


Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) is one of the major causes of chemotherapy failure in human malignancies. Curcumin, the active constituent of Curcuma longa is a proven anticancer agent potentially modulating the expression and function of these MDR proteins. In this study, we attempted to test curcumin for its potential to inhibit the expression and function of multidrug resistance associated protein 1 (MRP1) in retinoblastoma (RB) cell lines through western blot, RT-PCR and functional assays. In silico analysis were also performed to understand the molecular interactions conferred by curucmin on MRP1 in RB cells. Western blot and RTPCR analysis did not show any correlation of MRP1 expression with increase in concentration of curcumin. However, inhibitory effect of curcumin on MRP1 function was observed as a decrease in the efflux of fluorescent substrate. Moreover, Curcumin did not affect 8-azido-ATP-biotin binding to MRP1 and it also showed inhibition of ATP-hydrolysis stimulated by quercetin, which is indicative of curcumin's interaction with the substrate binding site of MRP1. Furthermore, homology modelling and docking simulation studies of MRP1 also provided deeper insights into the molecular interactions, thereby inferring the potential binding mode of curcumin into the substrate binding site of MRP1.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.