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inhibitor of organic anion transport, MRP and pannexin-1 channel
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Probenecid is an inhibitor of organic anion transport and MRP [1] [2]. Also, probenecid inhibited pannexin-1 channel with IC50 value of 150μM [3].

Multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) are ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters that transport various molecules across cellular membranes and are involved in multi-drug resistance.

Probenecid is an inhibitor of organic anion transport, MRP and pannexin-1 channel. In MRP-overexpressing HL60/AR and H69/AR tumor cell lines, probenecid reversed resistance to daunorubicin (DNR) and vincristine (VCR) in a concentration-dependent way [1]. In wild-type AML-2 cells, probenecid increased the MRP levels in a dose- and time-dependent way. In MRP-overexpressing AML cells, probenecid exhibited a significant chemosensitizing effect. These results suggested that probenecid functioned as an effective chemosensitizer of multidrug resistance (MDR) tumor cells but also an MRP activator [2].

In ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury rats, probenecid protected against CA1 neuronal death. Probenecid strengthened the upregulation of Hsp70 and inhibited the expression of calpain-1 and the released of cathepsin B. Also, probenecid inhibited the proliferation of astrocytes and microglia [4].

[1].  Gollapudi S, Kim CH, Tran BN, et al. Probenecid reverses multidrug resistance in multidrug resistance-associated protein-overexpressing HL60/AR and H69/AR cells but not in P-glycoprotein-overexpressing HL60/Tax and P388/ADR cells. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol, 1997, 40(2): 150-158.
[2].  Kim HS, Min YD, Choi CH. Double-edged sword of chemosensitizer: increase of multidrug resistance protein (MRP) in leukemic cells by an MRP inhibitor probenecid. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2001, 283(1): 64-71.
[3].  Silverman W, Locovei S, Dahl G. Probenecid, a gout remedy, inhibits pannexin 1 channels. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 2008, 295(3): C761-767.
[4].  Wei R, Wang J, Xu Y, et al. Probenecid protects against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury by inhibiting lysosomal and inflammatory damage in rats. Neuroscience, 2015, 301: 168-177.

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Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceA solid
StorageStore at -20°C
Cas No.57-66-9
Solubility≥8.7mg/mL in DMSO
Chemical Name4-(dipropylsulfamoyl)benzoic acid
SDFDownload SDF
Canonical SMILESCCCN(CCC)S(=O)(=O)C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=O)O
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.

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