Echinocandins

Name
Echinocandins
Accession Number
DBCAT003671
Description

Cyclic hexapeptides of proline-ornithine-threonine-proline-threonine-serine. The cyclization with a single non-peptide bond can lead them to be incorrectly called DEPSIPEPTIDES, but the echinocandins lack ester links. Antifungal activity is via inhibition of 1,3-beta-glucan synthase production of BETA-GLUCANS.

Drugs
DrugDrug Description
AnidulafunginAn antifungal used in the treatment of several types of candida infections.
CaspofunginAn echinocandin used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
MicafunginAn antifungal agent used for the treatment of candidemia, acute disseminated candidiasis, and certain other invasive Candida infections, and for the prophylaxis of Candida infections during stem cell transplantation.
Drugs & Drug Targets
DrugTargetType
Anidulafungin1,3-beta-glucan synthase component FKS1target
CaspofunginSolute carrier family 22 member 1transporter
CaspofunginP-glycoprotein 1transporter
CaspofunginSolute carrier family 22 member 6transporter
CaspofunginSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1transporter
CaspofunginSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B3transporter
CaspofunginCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
Caspofungin1,3-beta-glucan synthase component FKS1target
MicafunginArylsulfatase Aenzyme
MicafunginCatechol O-methyltransferaseenzyme
Micafungin1,3-beta-glucan synthase component FKS1target