Neutrophil recruitment inhibits the conidial germination in alveolar macrophages-depleted mice one day after infection. (A): Alveolar macrophage and neutrophil populations were counted in BAL fluids one day after infection of mice treated with the liposome control and clodrolip. N = 5 mice per group. One of three independent experiments is shown. * denotes a p-value < 0.05. (B): Light emission in BAL-fluids one day after infection of mice treated with liposome control (upper cell well), clodrolip (middle cell well) and cortisone acetate (lower cell well). BAL cells were collected by cytospin centrifugation using labtek chamber slides. D-luciferin was incorporated to the medium and luminescence acquired after 10 min with the IVIS 100 system. The graph shows the total luminescence evaluated by using the living image software 3.1.