The effects of diffusates from the spores of Aspergillus fumigatus and A. terreus on human neutrophils, Naegleria gruberi and Acanthamoeba castellanii.

@article{Hobson2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of diffusates from the spores of Aspergillus fumigatus and A. terreus on human neutrophils, Naegleria gruberi and Acanthamoeba castellanii.},
  author={Richard Hobson},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={133-41}
}
Diffusates from dormant spores of Aspergillus fumigatus are inhibitory to certain functions of immune phagocytic cells and soil protozoa. An assay of human neutrophil phagocytosis and an in vitro method of measuring inhibition of the growth of free living amoebae are described. The anti-phagocytic and anti-amoebal effects of diffusates from clinical and environmental isolates of A. fumigatus and of A. terreus were measured using these methods. Spore diffusates from all isolates of A. fumigatus… CONTINUE READING