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BACKGROUND BAL8557 (WSA) is the water-soluble prodrug of the triazole BAL4815 with in vitro anti-Aspergillus activity. We compared the activity of oral BAL8557 with oral itraconazole, oral voriconazole and intravenous caspofungin in a temporarily neutropenic murine model of disseminated Aspergillus flavus. METHODS Mice were immunosuppressed using(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor (VEGFR) are overexpressed in the majority of renal cell carcinomas. This characteristic has supported the rationale of targeting VEGF-driven tumour vascularization, especially in clear cell RCC. VEGF-inhibiting strategies include the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (sunitinib, axitinib, pazopanib,(More)
Indigenous beers (chicha) are part of the indigenous culture in Ecuador. The fermentation process of these beers probably relies on microorganisms from fermented substrates, environment and human microbiota. We analyzed the microbiota of artisanal beers (including a type of beer produced after chewing boiled cassava) using bacterial culture and 16S(More)
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