Definitions

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  • n. A complex biomolecule used as an antimicrobial agent.

Etymologies

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From Aspergillus fumigatus, the microbial organism from which it was isolated in 1949.

Examples

  • They demonstrated that healthy colonies near an infected one can also become infected, that the fungal infections can be controlled with a specific antibiotic called fumagillin, and that after the six-month period of protection from the antibiotic ends, reinfection of the hive is possible.

    Pediatric Environmentalism

  • XMT-1107 is a so-called novel fumagillin analog, which in previous trials has hindered tumor growth but complicated the toxicity in patients 'central nervous systems.

    Philadelphia Business News - Local Philadelphia News | The Philadelphia Business Journal

  • The other component of XMT-1107 is a drug derived from a compound called fumagillin.

    D Mag - News

  • Mersana said fumagillin drugs have shown anti-tumor activity in other clinical trials, but testing was stopped due to safety concerns including reversible damage to the central nervous system.

    D Mag - News

  • "Anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor activity of XMT-1107, a fumagillin-derived polymer conjugate, and its in vivo release product XMT-1191"

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • Conjugation of our novel fumagillin 'warhead' to Fleximer using a specific linker technology reduces CNS exposure in animal models to below detection limits.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • The studies showed that XMT-1107, a novel anti-angiogenic fumagillin analog conjugated to Mersana's proprietary Fleximer (R), demonstrated superior anti-tumor activity in tumor xenograft models in comparison to other anti-angiogenic agents and extended exposure to the conjugated drug, supporting the potential clinical utility of XMT-1107 as an anti-cancer agent.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • The treatment with fumagillin avoided the loss of surviving weak colonies.

    TreeHugger

  • Nosema ceranae, and what's even exciting is that they were able to successfully treat and cure the hives with the antifungal fumagillin.

    TakePart Social Action Network™

  • With the identification of the invading pathogen, the team treated other diseased colonies with fumagillin-an antibiotic-and observed a complete recovery of the colony.

    Monkeyfister

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  • See beepidemiology.

    April 17, 2009

  • Seen here, about why honeybee colonies were collapsing and how to stop them from doing so: "With the identification of the invading pathogen, the team treated other diseased colonies with fumagillin—an antibiotic—and observed a complete recovery of the colony."

    April 17, 2009