Enhancement of nitric oxide synthesis by macrophages represents an additional mechanism of action for amphotericin B

Neelufar Mozaffarian, Joan W. Berman, Arturo Casadevall

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Abstract

Amphotericin B (AmB) enhanced nitrite synthesis by murine macrophage- like J774.16 cells in a dosedependent fashion. This effect was retained in the presence of Cryptococcus neoformans capsular polysaccharide, a known virulence factor. AmB and anticapsular antibody increased nitrite synergistically. In all cases, AmB required gamma interferon; C. neoformans cells were unable tO elicit nitrite, with or without AmB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1825-1829
Number of pages5
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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