Critical Care Medicine-Gastrointestinal, Nutrition and Genitourinary Disorders>>>>>Diagnostic and Management ModalitiesQuestion 4#
Which one of the following immunosuppressants is in the macrolide family?
Correct Answer is CComment:
Correct Answer: C
Sirolimus is a macrolide antibiotic with potent immunosuppressant and antifungal properties. Tacrolimus and cyclosporine are calcineurin inhibitors. Mycophenolate is a nucleotide blocking agent.
- Suthanthiran M, Morris R, Strom T. Immunosuppressants: cellular and molecular mechanisms of action. Am J Kidney Dis. 1996;28(2):159-172.