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2,3-epoxy-4-oxo-7,10-dodecadionamide. Antifungal antibiotic isolated from several species, including acremonium (cephalosporium), acrocylindrum, and helicoceras. It inhibits the biosynthesis of several lipids by interfering with enzyme function and is used as a biochemical tool.

Pharmacological action: antibiotics, antifungal.

Chemical name: Oxiranecarboxamide, 3-(1-oxo-4,7-nonadienyl)-, (2R-(2alpha,3alpha(4E,7E)))-

(12 Dec 1998)

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