The in vitro effects of ceftibuten on the host defense mechanism

P. C. Braga, G. Piatti, M. Dal Sasso, S. Maci, F. Blasi

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The in vitro effects of ceftibuten on human polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) chemotaxis, phagocytosis and chemiluminescence were investigated. PMN from healthy adult donors were incubated for 1 h in medium alone or in medium containing increasing concentrations of ceftibuten (4,8 and 40 times the MIC for Escherichia coli). Up to 40 MIC ceftibuten did not significantly interfere with the function of PMN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Ceftibuten
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Chemotaxis
  • Phagocytosis
  • Polymorphonuclear leukocytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology


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