Novel echinocandin antifungals. Part 2: Optimization of the side chain of the natural product FR901379. Discovery of micafungin
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AbstractFurther optimization of the potent antifungal activity of side chain analogs of the natural product FR901379 led to the discovery of compound 8 with an excellent, well-balanced profile. Potent compounds with reduced hemolytic potential were designed based upon a disruption of the linearity of the terphenyl lipophilic side chain. The optimized compound (8, FK463, micafungin) displayed the best balance and was selected as the clinical candidate.

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