Sordarin is a unique natural product antifungal agent that is an inhibitor of elongation factor 2. To improve biological activity, we synthesized various compounds by novel modification of the aglycone, sordaricin. As a result, we have discovered the novel sordarin derivative FR290581. This compound exhibited superior activity and a good pharmacokinetic profile, and also displayed good in vivo activity against Candida albicans.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
New antifungal drugs