Pentoxifylline aggravates impairment in tumor necrosis factor-alpha secretion and increases mycobacterial load in macrophages from AIDS patients with disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex infection.

@article{Sathe1994PentoxifyllineAI,
  title={Pentoxifylline aggravates impairment in tumor necrosis factor-alpha secretion and increases mycobacterial load in macrophages from AIDS patients with disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex infection.},
  author={S S Sathe and Ai Sarai and D Tsigler and D Nedunchezian},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1994},
  volume={170 2},
  pages={484-7}
}
Pentoxifylline, which inhibits tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF alpha), decreases human immunodeficiency virus replication in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. However, TNF alpha is important in cellular defense against M. avium-intracellulare complex (MAC), a common infection in advanced AIDS. The effect of pentoxifylline on mycobacterial colony counts in macrophages with in vivo MAC infection was evaluated, and differences in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced TNF release in infected and… CONTINUE READING

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