In vitro and in vivo efficacy of the triazole TAK-187 against Cryptococcus neoformans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Multiple isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans, including those with fluconazole resistance, were tested to assess the in vitro activity of the new triazole TAK-187. MICs of TAK-187 were at least eightfold lower than those of fluconazole, and fungicidal concentrations for most isolates were 4 microg/ml or less. TAK-187 also was evaluated as intermittent therapy using two dosages in a rabbit model of experimental cryptococcal meningitis. Compared to daily treatment with fluconazole, as little as two doses of TAK-187 given 7 days apart were found to be effective. Plasma and cerebrospinal fluid TAK-187 concentrations were many times higher than MICs and fungicidal concentrations. Based upon its therapeutic efficacy and long half-life in the rabbit model, TAK-187 should be investigated for intermittent dosing in treatment or suppression of cryptococcal infections in humans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schell, WA; De Almeida, GM; Dodge, RK; Okonogi, K; Perfect, JR

Published Date

  • October 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2630 - 2632

PubMed ID

  • 9756767

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC105909

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0066-4804

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/AAC.42.10.2630


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States