[The relationship between drug sensitivity and expression of drug resistance gene mutations in non-small cell lung cancer].

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OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between the expression of drug resistance genes and the results of drug sensitivity test. METHODS: Surgical or biopsy specimens from 48 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were measured for drug sensitivity by Annexin V combined with PI using flow cytometry. The drug resistance genes MDR(1), GST-pi and MPR were measured by RT-PCR. The relationship between expression of drug resistance gene mutations and the drug sensitivity of lung cancer was analyzed. RESULTS: The anti-tumor cytotoxicity of MMC, DDP, VDS, NVB, TAX, GEM, VP-16 and VCR were measured, and their respective tumor inhibition rates were (10.3 +/- 17.1)%, (20.7 +/- 22.2)%, (5.6 +/- 14.9)%, (7.9 +/- 16.2)%, (15.7 +/- 21.8)%, (11.2 +/- 13.8)%, (9.7 +/- 20.1)%, and (4.7 +/- 8.7)%. The positive rates of MDR(1), MRP and GST-pi expression were 67% (32/48), 42% (20/48), and 48% (23/48) respectively. There was no association between the expression of drug resistance genes MRP and GST-pi and the pathology or the stage of lung cancer. Interestingly, the over-expression of MRP was related to drug resistance to NVB, VDS and MMC; while the over-expression of GST-pi was related to resistance to DDP. No relationship was found between MDR(1) over-expression and drug resistance. CONCLUSION: The expression of some drug resistance genes is related to drug sensitivity test. The detection of the genes may be clinically useful in the administration of chemotherapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Han, B; Liao, M; Su, J; Feng, J; Wang, E; Dong, Q

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 727 - 731

PubMed ID

  • 12622891

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1001-0939


  • chi

Conference Location

  • China