No impact on P-gp level in radioresistant MCF-7 cells Academic Article uri icon


  • Cancer has become the leading cause of human death worldwide. One possible cause for therapeutic failure is that residual tumor cells are reminiscent of stem cells, which ultimately give rise to secondary tumors or distant metastasis. The property of resistance to radiation therapy or chemotherapy might be the major clinical criterion to characterize 'cancer stem cells (CSCs)'. In the process of radiotherapy, the radiosensitive cancer will become a radioresistant one. Such radio-resistance cells might also show the characters of multi drug resistance (MRD) properties which may affect the chemotherapy process. The present study was carried out to know the expression level of P-gp, a MRD protein in radioresistance breast cancer cells. The study conducted by exposing the MCF-7 cells to 4Gy of gamma radiation

published proceedings

  • Journal of Radiation and Cancer Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Madhu, L. N., Rao, S., & Sarojini, B. K.

complete list of authors

  • Madhu, LN||Rao, S||Sarojini, BK

publication date

  • January 2016