Biotypes 1-5 Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) strains were grown in the presence of 1/10 minimal inhibitory concentrations (sub-MIC) of erythromycin (EM), tetracycline (TC), clindamycin (CLDM), or minocycline (MINO) and their culture filtrates were assayed for human neutrophil chemotactic activity using Boyden chamber methods. The addition of sub-MIC of MINO to the medium strongly suppressed the neutrophil chemotactic activity of the culture filtrates of P. acnes strains of all biotypes. In contrast, with sub-MIC of EM, TC, or CLDM, the activity of the culture filtrates of P. acnes strains of biotypes 2 and 3 were suppressed but those of biotypes 1, 2 and 5 were not. These results indicate that sub-MIC of MINO is capable of decreasing the inflammatory capacity of P. acnes strains of all biotypes.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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