Effects of interferon-γ and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on antifungal activity of human polymorphonuclear neutrophils against Candida albicans grown as biofilms or planktonic cells.

@article{Katragkou2011EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of interferon-γ and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on antifungal activity of human polymorphonuclear neutrophils against Candida albicans grown as biofilms or planktonic cells.},
  author={Alphaspasia Katragkou and Maria Simitsopoulou and Athanasios Chatzimoschou and Elpiniki Georgiadou and Thomas J Walsh and Emmanuel Roilides},
  journal={Cytokine},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={330-4}
}
Candida albicans is a leading cause of biofilm-related infections. As Candida biofilms are recalcitrant to host defenses, we sought to determine the effects of interferon-γ and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, two pro-inflammatory cytokines, on the antifungal activities of human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) against C. albicans biofilms, using an in vitro biofilm model. Priming of PMNs by these cytokines augmented fungal damage of planktonic cells; however, priming of PMNs did not… CONTINUE READING

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