Steric Stabilization of Liposomes Containing Amphotericin B: A Future Direction in Antifungal Therapy?

  • Els W. M. van Etten
  • Irma A. J. M. Bakker
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In the past ten years lipid formulations of amphotericin B (AMB) have been developed by the pharmaceutical industry with the primary aim of reduction of AMB’s toxicity. At present, three different industrially produced AMB-lipid formulations are available, with substantial lower toxicity than conventional AMB (Fungizone®). One formulation is AmBisome®, and is discussed in chapter 13 of this book.


Antifungal Activity Invasive Fungal Infection Liposomal Amphotericin Mononuclear Phagocyte System Uninfected Mouse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Els W. M. van Etten
    • 1
  • Irma A. J. M. Bakker
    • 1
  1. 1.WoudenbergNetherlands

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