Inhibitor of β-(1,3)-D-glucan synthesis;fungicide
Sample solution is provided at 25 µL, 10mM.
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|Solubility||Soluble in water||Storage||Store at -20°C|
|General tips||For obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.|
|Shipping Condition||Evaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice
All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request
Micafungin is an antifungal agent .
Antifungal medicine is a pharmaceutical fungicide used to treat and prevent mycoses such as athlete's foot, ringworm, candidiasis (thrush), serious systemic infections such as cryptococcal meningitis, and others.
Micafungin is an antifungal agent known to inhibit 1,3-β-D-glucan synthesis in Candida albicans. In 13 out of 18 P. Aeruginosa isolates tested, micafungin significantly reduced biofilm biomass. In all 9 P. Aeruginosa isolates tested, micafungin decreased the expression of ndvB, which encoded the cell wall 1,3-β-D-glucan. Also, it decreased the expression of biofilm encoding genes for alginate and pellicles (algC and pelC, respectively) .
In a mouse model of septic A. fumigatus infection, micafungin (0.1 mg/kg) increased the survival rate of mice to 20%. When micafungin (0.1 mg/kg) combination with KB425796-C (32 mg/kg), the survival rate of mice increased to 100% in the 31-day post-infection period. While non-treated mice survived for only 6 days .
. Bazzi W, Sabra A, Zahreddine L, et al. The inhibitory effect of micafungin on biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biofouling, 2013, 29(8): 909-915.
. Kai H, Yamashita M, Nakamura I, et al. Synergistic antifungal activity of KB425796-C in combination with micafungin against Aspergillus fumigatus and its efficacy in murine infection models. J Antibiot (Tokyo), 2013, 66(8): 479-484.