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Eur J Pharmacol. 2001 Oct 19;429(1-3):209-29.

Anti-inflammatory effects of macrolide antibiotics.

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PLIVA d.d. Research Institute, Prilaz baruna Filipovića 25, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia.

Abstract

Macrolides are widely used as antibacterial drugs. Clinical and experimental data, however, indicate that they also modulate inflammatory responses, both contributing to the treatment of infective diseases and opening new opportunities for the therapy of other inflammatory conditions. Considerable evidence, mainly from in vitro studies, suggests that leukocytes and neutrophils in particular, are important targets for modulatory effects of macrolides on host defense responses. This underlies the use of the 14-membered macrolide erythromycin for the therapy of diffuse panbronchiolitis. A variety of other inflammatory mediators and processes are also modulated by macrolides, suggesting that the therapeutic indications for these drugs may be extended significantly in future.

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