Echinocandin B is the major analogue of a family of lipopeptides isolated from several species of Aspergillus, reported in 1974. Echinocandin B is a potent antifungal and acts by inhibition of the synthesis of b(1,3)-D-glucan, an essential component of the cell wall of susceptible fungi.
Echinocandin B from Aspergillus sp.
Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Limited water solubility.
Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20 degrees C. Stable for 12 months at -20 degrees C. Reconstitute with DMSO. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.