The interaction of human monocytes, monocyte-derived macrophages, and polymorphonuclear neutrophils with caspofungin (MK-0991), an echinocandin, for antifungal activity against Aspergillus fumigatus.

@article{Chiller2001TheIO,
  title={The interaction of human monocytes, monocyte-derived macrophages, and polymorphonuclear neutrophils with caspofungin (MK-0991), an echinocandin, for antifungal activity against Aspergillus fumigatus.},
  author={Tom M. Chiller and Kouros Farrokhshad and Elmer Brummer and David A Stevens},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={99-103}
}
The collaboration between human effector cells and caspofungin (MK-0991), a 1,3-beta-D glucan synthase inhibitor, was studied for antifungal activity against Aspergillus fumigatus. Caspofungin was co-cultured for 24h with either human monocytes (Monos), monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM), or polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) against germlings of A. fumigatus and antifungal activity assessed using the XTT metabolic assay. Caspofungin at 0.1 micorg/ml and 0.05 microg/ml or Monos alone against… CONTINUE READING