Candicidin

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Candicidin
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FormulaC59H84N2O18
Molar mass1109,32 g/mol
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Candicidin is an antifungal compound obtained from Streptomyces griseus. It is active against some fungi including Candida albicans. Candicidin is administered intravaginally in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis.[1]

This bioactive compound was named candicidin, because of its high activity on Candida albicans.[2]

References

  1. "Product information Candicidin" (pdf). Toku-E. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  2. Selman A. Waksman, Hubert A. Lechevalier & Carl P. Schaffner: Candicidin and other Polyenic Antifungal Antibiotics, 1965, 33, 219-226