anidulafungin

Definition / meaning of anidulafungin

A cyclic lipopeptide echinocandin derivative with antifungal activity. Anidulafungin inhibits 1,3 beta-D-glucan synthase, an enzyme involved in fungal cell wall synthesis, resulting in cell lysis and death. This agent is active against Candida species and Aspergillus.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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