Modulators of the human ABCC2: hope from natural sources?
Human ABCC2 is an ATP-binding cassette transporter involved in the export of endobiotics and xenobiotics. It is involved in cisplatin resistance in cancer cells, particularly in ovarian cancer. The few known ABCC2 modulators are poorly efficient, so it is necessary to explore new ways to select and optimize efficient compounds ABCC2. Natural products offer an original scaffold for such a strategy and brings hope for this aim. This review covers basic knowledge about ABCC2, from distribution and topology aspects to physiological and pathological functions. It summarizes the effect of natural products as ABCC2 modulators. Certain plant metabolites act on different ABCC2 regulation levels and therefore are promising candidates to block the multidrug resistance mediated by ABCC2 in cancer cells. http://www.future-science.com/doi/abs/10.4155/fmc.15.131