Candida albicans infections in renal transplant recipients: effect of caspofungin on polymorphonuclear cells.

@article{Allizond2011CandidaAI,
  title={Candida albicans infections in renal transplant recipients: effect of caspofungin on polymorphonuclear cells.},
  author={Valeria Allizond and Giuliana Banche and Franca Giacchino and Chiara Merlino and Daniela Scalas and Vivian Tullio and Giuseppe Garneri and Narcisa Mandras and Janira Roana and Anna Maria Cuffini},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 12},
  pages={5936-8}
}
This study aimed to compare the caspofungin immunomodulating activities against Candida albicans on polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs) from renal transplant recipients (RTRs) and healthy subjects (HSs). RTR PMNs showed a significantly reduced fungicidal activity compared with that of HS PMNs. Addition of caspofungin to RTR PMNs significantly potentiated the… CONTINUE READING