Drug Transporters: Advances and Opportunities

Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Nov;100(5):398-403. doi: 10.1002/cpt.454.


Drug transporter research conducted over the last several decades has led to a greatly advanced understanding of the mechanisms underlying the principles of drug absorption and disposition. Although many transporters remain poorly characterized, there is ample evidence that the drug transporter field will ultimately provide vital support to routine patient management, and will play a key role in the discovery, development, and evaluation of innovative, cutting-edge therapies.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Membrane Transport Proteins / drug effects*
  • Membrane Transport Proteins / metabolism*
  • Membranes, Artificial
  • Molecular Imaging / methods
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations / metabolism*


  • Membrane Transport Proteins
  • Membranes, Artificial
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations