RRC ID 32624
Author Ito E, Tanaka Y.
Title Influences of immunosuppressive agents, FK506 and cyclosporin on systemic Candida albicans infection in mice.
Journal Mycopathologia
Abstract The effects of the immunosuppressive agents FK506 (tacrolimus) and cyclosporin (CyA) on Candida albicans infection in mice were compared with those of cyclophosphamide. FK506 and CyA did not exacerbate C. albicans infection in mice when the effects were determined on the basis of survival ratio and colony forming units (CFU) in the kidney, although cyclophosphamide (CY) impaired the host defence mechanisms of mice against C. albicans infection. The effects of FK506 and CyA on the body weight of mice, histopathological changes of lymphoid tissues and formation of granulomas in kidney were also studied in comparison with those of CY.
Volume 138(2)
Pages 57-64
Published 1997
PMID 9433807
MeSH Animals Brain / pathology Candidiasis / immunology Candidiasis / mortality* Candidiasis / pathology Cyclophosphamide / pharmacology Cyclosporine / pharmacology* Granuloma Immunosuppressive Agents / pharmacology* Kidney Cortex / pathology Lymphoid Tissue / drug effects Male Mice Mice, Inbred BALB C Stem Cells Survival Analysis Tacrolimus / pharmacology*
IF 1.476
Times Cited 3
Pathogenic microorganisms IFM 40009