Amphotericin B resistance is recessive in Chinese hamster hybrid cells.

Previous studies from our laboratory have shown that Chinese hamster V79 cells mutated to high level resistance to amphotericin B have a lower cellular level of cholesterol, the target molecule for the polyene antibiotic. Two amphotericin B-resistant (AMBR) mutants were each hybridized to their parental amphotericin B-sensitive (AMBS) V79 cells. All the… CONTINUE READING