3 years ago

Modulatory effect of voriconazole on the production of proinflammatory cytokines in experimental cryptococcosis in mice with severe combined immunodeficiency

Cryptococcosis is a subacute or chronic disease. For many years, amphotericin B has been used in severe fungal infections. Voriconazole is a triazole with high bioavailability, a large distribution volume, and excellent penetration of the central nervous system (CNS). The objective of this study was to evaluate the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the lungs during an experimental infection caused by C. neoformans in murine model (SCID) that was treated with amphotericin B and voriconazole. After intravenous inoculation with 3.0×105 viable yeast cells, the animals were treated with amphotericin B and voriconazole. The daily treatments began 24hours after inoculation and lasted 15 days. We evaluated the survival curve and we measured the levels of TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-10. For all treatments, there was a significant increase in survival compared to the untreated group of animals and the group treated with voriconazole (maximum concentration). The levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines were significantly lower in the groups treated with voriconazole (maximum concentration) and amphotericin B (minimum concentration). Under the conditions studied, we can suggest by that the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines mediated by amphotericin B and voriconazole is dependent on the concentration administered.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S1156523317303372

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