Killing of intracellular Penicillium marneffei conidia is demonstrated in gamma interferon-lipopolysaccharide-activated human THP1 and mouse J774 cells. Iron overload significantly reduces the antifungal activity of macrophages. Likewise, exogenous iron enhances and iron chelators inhibit the extracellular growth of P. marneffei. These results suggest that iron availability critically affects immunity to and the pathogenicity of P. marneffei.

Effects of iron on extracellular and intracellular growth of penicillium marneffei / D. Taramelli, S. Brambilla, G. Sala, A. Bruccoleri, C. Tognazioli, L. Riviera-Uzielli, J.R. Boelaert. - In: INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. - ISSN 0019-9567. - 68:3(2000 Mar), pp. 1724-1726. [10.1128/IAI.68.3.1724-1726.2000]

Effects of iron on extracellular and intracellular growth of penicillium marneffei

D. Taramelli
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G. Sala;
2000

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Killing of intracellular Penicillium marneffei conidia is demonstrated in gamma interferon-lipopolysaccharide-activated human THP1 and mouse J774 cells. Iron overload significantly reduces the antifungal activity of macrophages. Likewise, exogenous iron enhances and iron chelators inhibit the extracellular growth of P. marneffei. These results suggest that iron availability critically affects immunity to and the pathogenicity of P. marneffei.
animals; deferoxamine; humans; interferon-gamma; iron; iron overload; lipopolysaccharides; mice; nitric oxide; penicillium
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