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What are Echinocandins?

Echinocandins are a class of antifungal drugs that target the fungal cell wall. They are lipopeptide molecules that noncompetitively inhibit (1,3) beta-d-glucan synthase enzyme. This enzyme forms glucan, a major component of the fungal cell wall therefore by inhibiting its synthesis fungal cell walls are damaged.

List of Echinocandins:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Cancidas (Pro)
Generic name: caspofungin
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Eraxis (Pro)
Generic name: anidulafungin
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Mycamine (Pro)
Generic name: micafungin
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