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Rational chemical modification of amphotericin B (AMB) led to the synthesis of sterically hindered AMB derivatives. The selected optimal compound, N-methyl-N-D-fructosyl amphotericin B methyl ester (MF-AME) retains the broad spectrum of antifungal activity of the parent antibiotic, and exhibits a two orders of magnitude lower toxicity in vivo and in vitro(More)
Superaggregation of amphotericin B (AmB) was previously shown to occur upon heating of solutions at 70 degrees C. In the present study, we demonstrate that heat pretreatment of Fungizone (deoxycholate salt of AmB [AmB-DOC]) solutions induces a drastic decrease in the in vitro toxicity of this antibiotic. Heated AmB-DOC colloidal solutions, which mainly(More)
BACKGROUND Investigating and understanding how students learn on their own is essential to effective teaching, but studies are rarely conducted in this context. A major aim within medical education is to foster procedural knowledge. It is known that case-based questioning exercises drive the learning process, but the way students deal with these exercises(More)
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