Structure-activity study and design of multidrug-resistant reversal compounds by a computer automated structure evaluation methodology. Academic Article uri icon

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  • We have studied the relation between the structure and the multidrug resistance-reversal activity of a set of diverse chemicals with the MULTICASE structure-activity program. A number of key structural features were identified as being related to multidrug resistance reversal activity. Using these key features, we identified seven new compounds predicted to have substantial activity. These were obtained and tested experimentally on a CHO/CHRC5 cell line derived from the AB1 Chinese hamster ovary line in the presence of vincristine and vinblastine. Of the seven compounds tested so far, four showed substantial reversal activity, the most potent of them exhibiting activity at par with verapamil.


  • Klopman, G
  • Srivastava, S
  • Kolossvary, I
  • Epand, RF
  • Ahmed, N
  • Epand, Richard

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  • August 1, 1992