Release of prostaglandin E-2 in bovine brain endothelial cells after exposure to three unique forms of the antifungal drug amphotericin-B: role of COX-2 in amphotericin-B induced fever.

@article{Mcguire2003ReleaseOP,
  title={Release of prostaglandin E-2 in bovine brain endothelial cells after exposure to three unique forms of the antifungal drug amphotericin-B: role of COX-2 in amphotericin-B induced fever.},
  author={T. R. Mcguire and William J. Trickler and Lynette Hock and Amy Vrana and Eric Brian Hoie and Donald W Miller},
  journal={Life sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={72 23},
  pages={2581-90}
}
Common formulations of amphotericin-B include a deoxycholate colloidal suspension (d-Amph), an amphotericin-B lipid complex (Ablc), and a liposomal product (l-Amph). The clinical incidence of infusion related fever is highest with d-Amph, intermediate with Ablc, and lowest with l-Amph. In the present study, we measured the activation of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and subsequent release of prostaglandin E-2 (PgE-2) from brain microvessel endothelium treated with these three formulations of… CONTINUE READING