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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)