SKU: A041  / 
    CAS Number: 166663-25-8


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    Anidulafungin is a semi-synthetic echinocandin derivative and antifungal effective against Candida spp.   Anidulafungin inhibits fungal cell wall synthesis. It is useful in pharmacotherapy and cell culture research applications.  It is used against the yeast causing candidemia (blood), Candida peritonitis (stomach), and fungi causing causing esophageal candidiasis (esophagus), along with other fungi.

    Anidulafungin is slightly soluble in DMSO but practically insoluble in water.

    Mechanism of Action Anidulafungin inhibits the enzyme (1→3)-β-D-glucan synthase, which is important in fungal cell wall synthesis.  The enzyme is not found in mammalian systems.
    Spectrum Anidulafungin is active against Candida and Aspergillus spp.
    Eukaryotic Cell Culture Applications Since the compound selectively targets fungal cells and does not exhibit cytotoxicity to mammalian cells in vitro (Harris and Coote, 2010), it is useful in cell culture to combat Candida and Aspergillus spp.
    Molecular Formula C58H73N7O17

    Harris MR and Coote PJ (2010) Combination of caspofungin or Anidulafungin with antimicrobial peptides results in potent synergistic killing of Candida albicans and Candida glabrata in vitro. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 35(4):347-356 PMID 20106636

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    Patil A and Majumdar S (2017) Echinocandins in antifungal pharmacotherapy. J Pharm. Pharmacol. 69(12):1635-1660  PMID 28744860

    Pfaller, M A et al. In vitro activities of Anidulafungin against more than 2,500 clinical isolates of Candida spp, including 315 isolates resistant to fluconazole J. Clinical Microbiol. 43(11):5425-5427

    Salas V et al (2011) Anidulafungin in treatment of experimental invasive infection by: In vitro activity, (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan and mannan serum levels, histopathological findings, and in vivo efficacy. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 55 (11):4985-4989 PMID 21844324

    Vazquez, JA and Sobel JD (2006) Anidulafungin: A novel echinocandin. Clin. Infect. Dis. 43(2):215-222 PMID 16779750