The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Bronchopulmonary disposition of the ketolide telithromycin (HMR 3647).

Telithromycin (HMR 3647) is the first member of a new family of antimicrobials, the ketolides, developed specifically for the treatment of community-acquired respiratory tract infections. Telithromycin has proven in vitro activity against both common and atypical respiratory tract pathogens. The penetration of telithromycin into bronchopulmonary tissues and subsequent elimination from these sites were evaluated in four groups (groups A, B, C, and D) of six healthy male subjects who received telithromycin at 800 mg once daily for 5 days. Subjects in groups A, B, C, and D underwent fiberoptic bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage 2, 8, 24, and 48 h after receipt of the last dose, respectively. The concentration of telithromycin in the alveolar macrophages, epithelial lining fluid (ELF), and plasma was determined by the agar diffusion method with Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633 as the test organism. The concentration of telithromycin in alveolar macrophages markedly exceeded that in plasma, reaching up to 146 times the concentration in plasma 8 h after dosing (median concentration, 81 mg/liter). Telithromycin was retained in alveolar macrophages 24 h after dosing (median concentration, 23 mg/liter), and it was still quantifiable 48 h after dosing (median concentration, 2.15 mg/liter). Telithromycin median concentrations in ELF also markedly exceeded concentrations in plasma (median concentration in ELF, 3.7 mg/liter 8 h after dosing). Telithromycin achieves high and sustained concentrations in ELF and in alveolar macrophages, while it maintains adequate levels in plasma, providing an ideal pharmacokinetic profile for effective treatment of community-acquired respiratory tract infections caused by either common or atypical, including intracellular, respiratory tract pathogens.[1]


  1. Bronchopulmonary disposition of the ketolide telithromycin (HMR 3647). Muller-Serieys, C., Soler, P., Cantalloube, C., Lemaitre, F., Gia, H.P., Brunner, F., Andremont, A. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2001) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities