In vitro antifungal activities of a series of dication-substituted carbazoles, furans, and benzimidazoles.

Journal Article

Aromatic dicationic compounds possess antimicrobial activity against a wide range of eucaryotic pathogens, and in the present study an examination of the structures-functions of a series of compounds against fungi was performed. Sixty-seven dicationic molecules were screened for their inhibitory and fungicidal activities against Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans. The MICs of a large number of compounds were comparable to those of the standard antifungal drugs amphotericin B and fluconazole. Unlike fluconazole, potent inhibitory compounds in this series were found to have excellent fungicidal activities. The MIC of one of the most potent compounds against C. albicans was 0.39 microg/ml, and it was the most potent compound against C. neoformans (MIC,

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Del Poeta, M; Schell, WA; Dykstra, CC; Jones, SK; Tidwell, RR; Kumar, A; Boykin, DW; Perfect, JR

Published Date

  • October 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2503 - 2510

PubMed ID

  • 9756748

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0066-4804

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States