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A class of antifungal agents that inhibit, noncompetitively, the synthesis of cell-wall 1,3-β-glucans. They are used in clinical treatment of candidiasis and aspergillosis. Examples include caspofungin, micafungin, mulundocandin.

http://www.fungalresearchtrust.org/caspofungin.html Additional information on caspofungin in the Fungal Research Trust database.

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/mycamine_cp.htm Further information, chiefly on micafungin.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.


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