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Author(s): Goncalves, AS
Appelberg, R
Title: Effects of recombinant granulocyte-colony stimulating factor administration during Mycobacterium avium infection in mice
Issue Date: 2001
Abstract: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration in vivo has been shown to improve the defence mechanisms against infection by different microbes. Here we evaluated a possible protective role of this molecule in a mouse model of mycobacterial infection. The administration of recombinant G-CSF promoted an extensive blood neutrophilia but failed to improve the course of Mycobacterium avium infection in C57Bl/6 or beige mice. G-CSF administration also failed to improve the efficacy of a triple chemotherapeutic regimen (clarithromycin + ethambutol + rifabutin). G-CSF treatment did not protect interleukin-10 gene disrupted mice infected with M. avium. Spleen cells from infected mice treated with G-CSF had a decreased priming for antigen-specific production of interferon gamma compared to control infected mice. Our data do not substantiate previous reports on the protective activity of G-CSF in antimycobacterial immunity using mouse models.
Subject: Infecções, Medicina básica
Infections, Basic medicine
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde::Medicina básica
Medical and Health sciences::Basic medicine
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:ICBAS - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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