Effect of β-lactam antibiotics on migration and bactericidal activity of human phagocytes

A. Fietta, F. Sacchi, C. Bersani, F. Grassi, P. Mangiarotti, G. G. Grassi

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Abstract

The effect of β-lactam antibiotics upon some functions of human phagocytes was examined. Penicillins (carbenicillin and piperacillin), thienamycin, and cephalosporins (cefotetan, ceftazidime, and moxalactam) had no effect on either the random or directional migration or on the bactericidal activity of neutrophils and monocytes against Staphylococcus aureus. On the contrary, cefoperazone at therapeutic levels was shown to inhibit neutrophil chemotaxis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-931
Number of pages2
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume23
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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