Table 1.

Phagocytosis of lectin-coated conidia of S. schenckiia

Strain and time (min)Human monocytesMurine macrophages
PFIPFI
Wild type
 1069 ± 11.26 ± 0.287 ± 668 ± 12 ± 0.5136 ± 10
 3077 ± 32 ± 0.5154 ± 2069 ± 15 ± 0.6345 ± 40
Mel14b
 1055 ± 51 ± 0.355 ± 650 ± 12 ± 0.5100 ± 9
 3065 ± 42 ± 0.5130 ± 1560 ± 14 ± 1240 ± 30
Mel10
 1085 ± 64 ± 0.5340 ± 1786 ± 53 ± 0.5258 ± 19
 3091 ± 105 ± 0.6455 ± 2090 ± 98 ± 2720 ± 50
Mel14
 1090 ± 64 ± 1360 ± 2291 ± 45 ± 1455 ± 13
 3092 ± 57 ± 3644 ± 8293 ± 19 ± 1837 ± 40
  • a I (phagocytic index) =P × F (see Materials and Methods). Values are the means and standard deviations from three independent experiments. Values of P, F, and I for Mel10 and Mel14 were significantly different from the corresponding values for the wild type, using the Mann-Whitney U test (P < 0.05).

  • b Mel14 was grown in medium amended with scytalone.