OBJECTIVE: To study the therapeutic effect of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interleukin-12 (IL-12) with and without amphotericin B on pulmonary fungal infection of mice. METHODS: A mouse model of pulmonary invasive aspergillus fumigatus (IPA) infection was established and the mice were divided into different groups, treated with IL-2 and IL-12 with and without amphotericin B. The survival number of mice in 15 days and the colony count of lung tissue in the different groups were observed. RESULTS: IL-2, IL-12 and amphotericin B showed synergistic effect in prolonging the survival of the infected mice and reducing the colony count in the lung tissue. CONCLUSION: IL-2 and IL-12 are effective adjuvant therapeutic agents in the immunosuppressed hosts.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Apr|
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