Analysis of the cell membrane of Adriamycin (doxorubicin)-resistant UV-2237 ADMR murine fibrosarcoma cells revealed a 170,000-dalton component that is not found in the drug-sensitive parent or revertant cells. Immunoblot (Western blot) analysis showed that this component is similar to the 170,000-dalton P-glycoprotein found on the surface of Chinese hamster ovary cells that exhibit multidrug resistance. Thus, multidrug resistance and P-glycoprotein expression apparently can occur in a wide variety of cells, including the metastatic murine solid tumor cell line described here.
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