Exp Cell Res. 2021 Jul 8:112728. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2021.112728. Online ahead of print.
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter C10 (ABCC10), also named multidrug resistance protein 7 (MRP7), is a member of ABC transporter superfamily and has been revealed to transport a wide range of chemotherapeutic agents including taxanes, epothilone B, Vinca alkaloids, and anthracyclines. In our previous study, a 5-cyano-6-phenylpyrimidin derivative CP55 was synthesized and found significantly reversal effect of multidrug resistance (MDR) mediated by ABCB1. In this study, we found CP55 also efficiently reversed MDR mediated by ABCC10. Our in vitro study showed that co-treatment with CP55 significantly increased the efficacy of ABCC10-substrate anticancer drugs in MDR cells overexpressing ABCC10. Furthermore, we showed that treatment with CP55 increased the intracellular accumulation of [3H]-labeled anticancer drugs and in-turn decreasing drug efflux by inhibiting the transport activity, without altering ABCC10 protein ex-pression level or cellular localization. Potential CP55-ABCC10 interactions were predicted via docking analysis using human ABCC10 homology model and obtained high docking score. Therefore, CP55 represents a promising therapeutic agent in the combinational treatment of chemo-resistant cancer related to ABCC10.