Active Ingredient History

Fumagillin, an antimicrobial compound first isolated in 1949 from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatusa, naturally occurring water-insoluble antibacterial agent developed by sanofi-aventis, is approved in France for the treatment of microsporidiosis. Fumagillin (Flisint, Sanofi-Aventis, Paris, France) has been approved in France since 2002 for the treatment of intestinal microsporidiosis due to E. bieneusi in patients with AIDS, and is also available through an expanded access program for patients without AIDS. It has not been approved, however, by the US Food and Drug Administration. The discovery of fumagillin, a MetAP-2 inhibitor, with potent antiangiogenic and antiproliferative activities promoted the development of fumagillin analogues as a novel class of anticancer agents. It has been the subject of research in cancer treatments by employing its angiogenesis inhibitory properties.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CO[C@@H]1[C@@H](CC[C@]2(CO2)[C@H]1[C@@]3(C)O[C@@H]3CC=C(C)C)OC(=O)\C=C\C=C\C=C\C=C\C(O)=O
  • Mol. Mass: 458.544
  • ALogP: 3.92
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
More Chemistry
amebacilin | flisint | fugillin | fumagillin | (-)-fumagillin | fumidil | fumidil b


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