We have examined the relationship between transformation and multidrug resistance by employing the v-H-ras or v-raf oncogenes to transform rat liver epithelial (RLE) cells in vitro. The dataindicate that transformation of RLE cells with v-H-ras or v-raf results in increased resistance to the cytotoxins adriamycin, vinblastine and 2-acetylaminofluorene. This multidrug resistance is accompanied by increasing expression of P-glycoprotein (MDR-1) and glutathione-S transferase P (GST-P). Thus, neoplastic transformation ofRLE cells with v-raf or v-H-ras, independently of chemical exposure, results in multidrug resistance.
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- Cancer Research