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Deoxycholate amphotericin B and amphotericin B lipid complex exert additive antifungal activity in combination with pulmonary alveolar macrophages against Fusarium solani

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Fusarium spp. have emerged as important causes of invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised patients. Rabbit pulmonary alveolar macrophages (PAMs) exhibited fungicidal activity against conidia of Fusarium solani and achieved a time-dependent increase in killing. Neither deoxycholate amphotericin B (DAMB) nor amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC) exerted a suppressive effect on PAMs by decreasing their conidiocidal activity against F. solani. On the contrary, at a concentration of 0.125 g ml−1, ABLC and, to a lesser degree, DAMB additively augmented the fungicidal activity of pulmonary alveolar macrophages against conidia of Fusarium solani.
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Keywords: Fusarium solani; amphotericin B formulations; pulmonary alveolar macrophages

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Immunocompromised Host Section, Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MA, USA

Publication date: March 1, 2006

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