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Antiproliferative synergism of the allylamine SF 86-327 and ketoconazole on epimastigotes and amastigotes of Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum) cruzi.

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy , Volume 32 (8): 1237 – Aug 1, 1988

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Copyright © 1988 by the American society for Microbiology.
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10.1128/AAC.32.8.1237
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Antiproliferative synergism of the allylamine SF 86-327 and ketoconazole on epimastigotes and amastigotes of Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum) cruzi.

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Antiproliferative synergism of the allylamine SF 86-327 and ketoconazole on epimastigotes and amastigotes of Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum) cruzi. J A Urbina , K Lazardi , T Aguirre , M M Piras and R Piras Centro de Biologia Celular, Escuela de Biologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas. ABSTRACT We have investigated the growth-inhibitory effects of two ergosterol biosynthesis inhibitors, the dioxolane imidazole ketoconazole and the allylamine SF 86-327, alone and in combination, on the proliferative stages of Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum) cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas' disease. Proliferation of epimastigotes in liver infusion-tryptose medium at 28 degrees C was immediately arrested by any of these drugs at greater than or equal to 3 x 10(-5) M; cell lysis occurred 24 h later. Below that concentration, SF 86-327 at concentrations down to 1 x 10(-6) M stopped growth after 48 h. In contrast, ketoconazole slowed cell growth only moderately, but proliferation finally stopped and cell lysis occurred after 120 h at 3 x 10(-6) M. Synergistic effects could be observed when the two drugs were used in combination: the concentration of SF 86-327 required to reduce the cell growth to 25% of controls in 144 h was reduced 33-fold in the presence of 1 x 10(-6) M ketoconazole, which by itself reduced growth only by 30%. Amastigotes, proliferating in Vero cells at 37 degrees C, were much more susceptible to both drugs, but ketoconazole was definitely a more potent antiparasitic agent than the allylamine in this system: whereas the concentration of SF 86-327 required to reduce the number of infected cells to 50% of controls was 1 x 10(-7) M and that required to completely eradicate the parasite was 3 x 10(-6) M, for ketoconazole these concentrations were 1 x 10(-10) M and 1 x 10(-8) M, respectively. Again, strong synergistic effects were observed when the drugs were used in combination: the concentration of SF 86-327 required to reduce the number of infected cells to 50% of controls was 100-fold lower in the presence of 10(-11) M ketoconazole, which by itself had no effects on amastigote proliferation. The parasite was completely eradicated when the drugs were used in combination at concentrations as low as 10(-9) M. Synergy of the antiproliferative effects of the drugs on both froms of the parasite was further demonstrated by concave isobolograms. On the other hand, SF 86-327 at 10(-5) M had no effects on the proliferation of Vero cells, whereas ketoconazole at 10(-7) M reduced the proliferation of these cells by 50%. CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Facebook Google+ Mendeley Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter What's this? « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article doi: 10.1128/​AAC.32.8.1237 Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. August 1988 vol. 32 no. 8 1237-1242 » Abstract PDF Classifications Research Article Services Email this article to a colleague Similar articles in ASM journals Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Similar articles in this journal Similar articles in Web of Science Similar articles in PubMed Alert me to new issues of AAC Download to citation manager Reprints and Permissions Copyright Information Books from ASM Press MicrobeWorld Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing articles via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar Google Scholar Articles by Urbina, J. A. Articles by Piras, R. Search for related content PubMed PubMed citation Articles by Urbina, J. A. Articles by Piras, R. Related Content Load related web page information Social Bookmarking CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Facebook Google+ Mendeley Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter What's this? current issue December 2011, volume 55, issue 12 Alert me to new issues of AAC About AAC Subscribers Authors Reviewers Advertisers Inquiries from the Press Permissions & Commercial Reprints ASM Journals Public Access Policy AAC RSS Feeds 1752 N Street N.W. • Washington DC 20036 202.737.3600 • 202.942.9355 fax • journals@asmusa.org Print ISSN: 0066-4804 Online ISSN: 1098-6596 Copyright © 2011 by the American Society for Microbiology. For an alternate route to AAC .asm.org, visit: http://intl- AAC .asm.org | More Info» var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-5821458-3"); pageTracker._trackPageview();
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