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Product Details:

  • Product Name: Micafungin
  • CAS #: 235114-32-6
  • Mode of Action:

    Micafungin is a glucan synthesis inhibitor of the echinocandin structural class and can be used safely alongside other drugs such as HIV and transplant drugs.

  • Pharmacodynamics:

    As a semisynthetic lipopeptide Micafungin is an antifungal agent. Micafungin works by inhibiting the enzyme needed for fungal cell-wall synthesis.

  • Metabolism:

    In vitro Micafungin is highly protein bound with the primary binding protein being albumin. The half-life of Micafungin is between 14 and 17 hours.

  • Toxicity:

    Dose-limiting toxicity has not been found in adult patient clinical trials. The minimum lethal dose of Micafungin is 125 mg/kg in rats, which is 8.1 times the recommended clinical human dose. Severe adverse effects from Micafungin are uncommon, with patients reporting minor side effects like headache, mild itching, slight nausea and flushing.

  • IUPAC: {5-[(1S,2S)-2-[(3S,6S,9S,11R,15S,18S,20R,21R,24S,25S,26S)-3-[(1R)-2-carbamoyl-1-hydroxyethyl]-11,20,21,25-tetrahydroxy-15-[(1R)-1-hydroxyethyl]-26-methyl-2,5,8,14,17,23-hexaoxo-18-(4-{5-[4-(pentyloxy)phenyl]-1,2-oxazol-3-yl}benzamido)-1,4,7,13,16,22-hexaazatricyclo[⁹,¹³]heptacosan-6-yl]-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-2-hydroxyphenyl}oxidanesulfonic acid
  • ATC: J02AX05
  • PubChem: 477468
  • DrugBank: DB01141
  • Formula: C56H71N9O23
  • Molecular Mass: 1270.28
  • Synonyms: Micafungin, Micafungina
  • SMILES: CCCCCOC1=CC=C(C=C1)C1=CC(=NO1)C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=O)N[C@H]1C[C@@H](O)[C@@H](O)NC(=O)[C@@H]2[C@@H](O)[C@@H](C)CN2C(=O)[C@@H](NC(=O)[C@@H](NC(=O)[C@@H]2C[C@@H](O)CN2C(=O)[C@@H](NC1=O)[C@@H](C)O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)C1=CC(OS(O)(=O)=O)=C(O)C=C1)[C@H](O)CC(N)=O
  • AHFS Code: 08:14.16 — Echinocandins
  • InChl: InChI=1S/C56H71N9O23S/c1-4-5-6-17-86-32-14-11-28(12-15-32)39-21-33(63-87-39)27-7-9-29(10-8-27)49(75)58-34-20-38(70)52(78)62-54(80)45-46(72)25(2)23-65(45)56(82)43(37(69)22-41(57)71)60-53(79)44(48(74)47(73)30-13-16-36(68)40(18-30)88-89(83,84)85)61-51(77)35-19-31(67)24-64(35)55(81)42(26(3)66)59-50(34)76/h7-16,18,21,25-26,31,34-35,37-38,42-48,52,66-70,72-74,78H,4-6,17,19-20,22-24H2,1-3H3,(H2,57,71)(H,58,75)(H,59,76)(H,60,79)(H,61,77)(H,62,80)(H,83,84,85)/t25-,26+,31+,34-,35-,37+,38+,42-,43-,44-,45-,46-,47-,48-,52+/m0/s1
  • General Reference:

    Grover ND: Echinocandins: A ray of hope in antifungal drug therapy. Indian J Pharmacol. 2010 Feb;42(1):9-11. doi: 10.4103/0253-7613.62396. [PubMed:20606829]
    Bormann AM, Morrison VA: Review of the pharmacology and clinical studies of micafungin. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2009 Dec 29;3:295-302. [PubMed:20054447]
    1. Vehreschild JJ, Cornely OA: Micafungin sodium, the second of the echinocandin class of antifungals: theory and practice. Future Microbiol. 2006 Aug;1(2):161-70. [PubMed:17661660]
    2. Groll AH, Stergiopoulou T, Roilides E, Walsh TJ: Micafungin: pharmacology, experimental therapeutics and clinical applications. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2005 Apr;14(4):489-509. [PubMed:15882123]
    3. Chandrasekar PH, Sobel JD: Micafungin: a new echinocandin. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Apr 15;42(8):1171-8. Epub 2006 Mar 14. [PubMed:16575738]
    4. Wiederhold NP, Lewis JS 2nd: The echinocandin micafungin: a review of the pharmacology, spectrum of activity, clinical efficacy and safety. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2007 Jun;8(8):1155-66. [PubMed:17516879]
    5. Ikeda F, Tanaka S, Ohki H, Matsumoto S, Maki K, Katashima M, Barrett D, Aoki Y: Role of micafungin in the antifungal armamentarium. Curr Med Chem. 2007;14(11):1263-75. [PubMed:17504145]
    6. Sucher AJ, Chahine EB, Balcer HE: Echinocandins: the newest class of antifungals. Ann Pharmacother. 2009 Oct;43(10):1647-57. doi: 10.1345/aph.1M237. Epub 2009 Sep 1. [PubMed:19724014]
    7. Morris MI, Villmann M: Echinocandins in the management of invasive fungal infections, part 1. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006 Sep 15;63(18):1693-703. [PubMed:16960253]
    8. Morris MI, Villmann M: Echinocandins in the management of invasive fungal infections, Part 2. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006 Oct 1;63(19):1813-20. [PubMed:16990627]

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