A kinetic method for measuring functional delivery of amphotericin B by drug delivery systems.


The human toxicity of amphotericin B can be considerably reduced by associating the drug with liposomes of varying lipid compositions. Some lipid compositions are much more effective than others. We show that a simple kinetic fluorescence assay using pyranine as an indirect probe of amphotericin-induced K+ currents may be used to study different liposomal… (More)