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echinocandin (CHEBI:57248)

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ChEBI Name echinocandin
ChEBI ID CHEBI:57248
Definition Any one of a family of large lipopeptides that are inhibitors of the enzyme 1,3-β-glucan synthase, thus damaging fungal cell walls. Echinocandins are fungicidal against most Candida spp and fungistatic against Aspergillus spp.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): antifungal agent
An antimicrobial agent that destroys fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. Antifungal agents differ from industrial fungicides in that they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.
Application(s): antifungal agent
An antimicrobial agent that destroys fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. Antifungal agents differ from industrial fungicides in that they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing echinocandin (CHEBI:57248) has role antifungal agent (CHEBI:35718)
echinocandin (CHEBI:57248) is a lipopeptide (CHEBI:46895)
Incoming caspofungin (CHEBI:474180) is a echinocandin (CHEBI:57248)
cilofungin (CHEBI:315019) is a echinocandin (CHEBI:57248)
echinocandin B (CHEBI:315018) is a echinocandin (CHEBI:57248)
micafungin (CHEBI:600520) is a echinocandin (CHEBI:57248)
Synonym Source
echinocandins ChEBI
Last Modified
29 July 2010

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