p-glycoproteinmedical dictionary

<cell biology, protein> A family of integral plasma membrane proteins which, when overexpressed, function as adenosine triphosphate-dependent efflux pumps, causing multidrug resistance.

Mammalian p-glycoproteins are encoded by small mdr gene families. There are several isotypes in multiple species.

See: multidrug transporter.

(22 Sep 2002)

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