Increased expression of lung resistance-related protein and multidrug resistance-associated protein messenger RNA in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Besim Ogretmen, Julio C. Barredo, Ahmad R. Safa

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Immunophenotype might be an important indicator for multidrug resistance (MDR) profiles in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The authors analyzed the messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of MDR1, multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP), and lung resistance-related protein (LRP) by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in childhood pre-B ALL, T-cell ALL, and acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia (ANLL). Results showed that MRP and LRP, but not MDR1, mRNAs are overexpressed, particularly in children with pre-B ALL compared with T-cell ALL and ANLL tested. In addition, the MRP and LRP mRNA expression levels in initial diagnosis and first relapse samples of one patient with pre-B ALL were similar. Consequently, these preliminary results suggest that the expression of these MDR-related genes in childhood ALL might be regulated differently in a lineage dependent manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000



  • Childhood ALL
  • LRP
  • MDR1
  • MRP
  • Multidrug resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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