Endpoint Assessment in Rabbit Models of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis and Mucormycosis

  • Vidmantas Petraitis
  • Ruta Petraitiene
  • William W. Hope
  • Thomas J. WalshEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1625)


Multiple animal models have been developed to study the pathogenesis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, as well as to evaluate the efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of various antifungal agents and vaccines. Each model is beneficial depending on the questions that are asked. In this chapter, we will discuss the endpoints assessment of the persistently neutropenic rabbit models of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and invasive pulmonary mucormycosis.


Aspergillosis Mucormycosis Endpoints Pulmonary PCR Galactomannan (1 → 3)-β-d-glucan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vidmantas Petraitis
    • 1
  • Ruta Petraitiene
    • 1
  • William W. Hope
    • 2
  • Thomas J. Walsh
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    Email author
  1. 1.Transplantation-Oncology Infectious Diseases Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of MedicineWeill Cornell Medicine of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics and Therapeutics, Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Translational MedicineUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsWeill Cornell Medicine of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyWeill Cornell Medicine of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.The Henry Schueler FoundationChicagoUSA
  6. 6.Weill Cornell Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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