Journal article

Association between temporal lobe P-glycoprotein expression and seizure recurrence after surgery for pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy

Patrick Kwan, Hiu Ming Li, Eman Al-Jufairi, Rawia Abdulla, Michael Gonzales, Andrew H Kaye, Cassandra Szoeke, Ho Keung Ng, Ka Sing Wong, Terence J O'Brien

NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2010

Abstract

Surgery is recommended for pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), but seizures recur in approximately one third of patients postsurgery. P-glycoprotein is an efflux multidrug transporter that is overexpressed in a range of epileptogenic pathologies. We hypothesized that increased expression of P-glycoprotein in the epileptogenic temporal lobe might be a marker for recurrence of pharmacoresistant seizures postsurgery. We performed immunohistochemistry on temporal lobe tissues resected from 69 patients who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy for pharmacoresistant TLE with histopathological proven hippocampal sclerosis. P-glycoprotein expression was rated by three pathologists indepe..

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