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Record Information
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:51 UTC
Update Date2019-01-11 19:35:25 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB15283
Metabolite Identification
Common NameCandicidin
DescriptionCandicidin is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is an antibiotic obtained from a streptomyces (Streptomyces griseus) and active against some fungi of the genus Candida (C. albicans). Candicidin is administered intravaginally in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis.Ergosterol, the principal sterol in the fungal cytoplasmic membrane, is the target site of action of Candicidin. Candicidin binds irreversibly to ergosterol, resulting in disruption of membrane integrity and ultimately cell death. There is some evidence that the binding site in the cell wall may be to fatty acids or fatty acid esters and that this binding capacity must be satisfied before candicidin can bring about its lethal effect by binding to sterol in the cell membrane.
SynonymsNot Available
Chemical FormulaC59H84N2O18
Average Molecular Weight1109.3009
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight1108.571913894
IUPAC Name(19Z,21Z,23Z,25Z,27Z,29Z,31Z)-33-{[(3S,4S,5S,6R)-4-amino-3,5-dihydroxy-6-methyloxan-2-yl]oxy}-17-[7-(4-aminophenyl)-5-hydroxy-4-methyl-7-oxoheptan-2-yl]-1,3,5,7,37-pentahydroxy-18-methyl-9,13,15-trioxo-16,39-dioxabicyclo[33.3.1]nonatriaconta-19,21,23,25,27,29,31-heptaene-36-carboxylic acid
Traditional Namecandicidin
CAS Registry Number1403-17-4
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as aminoglycosides. These are molecules or a portion of a molecule composed of amino-modified sugars.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassCarbohydrates and carbohydrate conjugates
Direct ParentAminoglycosides
Alternative Parents
  • Aminoglycoside core
  • Alkyl-phenylketone
  • Macrolide
  • Butyrophenone
  • Glycosyl compound
  • O-glycosyl compound
  • Phenylketone
  • Benzoyl
  • Aryl ketone
  • Aryl alkyl ketone
  • Aniline or substituted anilines
  • Beta-hydroxy acid
  • Beta-hydroxy ketone
  • Benzenoid
  • 1,3-dicarbonyl compound
  • Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Hydroxy acid
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Oxane
  • Monosaccharide
  • Cyclic ketone
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Secondary alcohol
  • 1,2-aminoalcohol
  • Hemiacetal
  • Ketone
  • Amino acid or derivatives
  • Amino acid
  • Lactone
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Acetal
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Polyol
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Oxacycle
  • Primary amine
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxide
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Alcohol
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Amine
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available

Biological location:


Industrial application:

Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility0.0093 g/LNot Available
LogP1.7Not Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.0093 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)3.68ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)9.07ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count19ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count11ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area356.38 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count10ChemAxon
Refractivity300.5 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability119.88 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-00di-9100000004-36afc554bc7070a9ba35JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-00dj-3400000109-af42c14e1f45a3e8049eJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-006t-4500000429-327b513f8910b1791e67JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-01pa-9200000002-d31a58f2670ba9c90a8fJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-029j-7000000009-5a69d6b13316c2cc9bf7JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-01po-2200000049-988c3c28c2903a02dba3JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB01152 details
UrineExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB01152 details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB01152
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID10128184
KEGG Compound IDC06690
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkCandicidin
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem CompoundNot Available
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General ReferencesNot Available