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Modulation of P-Glycoprotein Expression by Honokiol, Magnolol and 4-O-Methylhonokiol, the Bioactive Components of Magnolia officinalis

Journal name:Anticancer research
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Literature Url: http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/32/10/4445.short
Date publication:August 9, 2012

Modulation of P-Glycoprotein Expression by Honokiol, Magnolol and 4-O-Methylhonokiol, the Bioactive Components of Magnolia officinalis

?HYO-KYUNG HAN  and LUU THI VAN ANH

Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of honokiol and its structural analogs on the functional activity and gene expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in order to identify effective P-gp inhibitors from natural products which have additional health-promoting effects. Materials and Methods: The interaction characteristics of honokiol, magnolol and 4-O-methylhonokiol with P-gp were determined in NCI/ADR-RES cells overexpressing P-gp. Results: All three compounds down-regulated the expression of P-gp in a concentration- and time-dependent manner, leading to 2.5- to 4.1-fold reductions of P-gp expression in NCI/ADR-RES cells. Accordingly, down-regulation of P-gp resulted in the significant enhancement of the intracellular accumulation of calcein, a P-gp substrate. Furthermore, pre-treatment with honokiol, magnolol or 4-O-methylhonokiol significantly increased the susceptibility of cancer cells to daunorubicin-induced cytotoxicity in NCI/ADR-RES cells.

Honokiol and magnolol were purchased from Chengdu Biopurify Phytochemical Ltd. (Chengdu, Sichuan, China). 

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