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Cantharidin (Cantharides) Summary

Description: A toxic compound, isolated from the Spanish fly or blistering beetle (Lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria) and other insects. It is a potent and specific inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 (PP1) and 2A (PP2A). This compound can produce severe skin inflammation, and is extremely toxic if ingested orally.

Also Known As: Cantharides; Cantharidine; 4,7-Epoxyisobenzofuran-1,3-dione, hexahydro-3a,7a-dimethyl-, (3aalpha,4beta,7beta,7aalpha)-

Networked: 403 relevant articles (19 outcomes, 56 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Cantharidin is Relevant

  1. Warts (Wart) : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 17 results
  2. Molluscum Contagiosum : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 17 results
  3. Blister (Bulla) : 2 outcomes 25 studies in 170 results
  4. Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Hepatoma) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 19 results
  5. Pain (Aches) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 8 results
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Drugs Related to Cantharidin

  1. Sodium
  2. norcantharidin
  3. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
  4. Nitrogen
  5. Salicylic Acid (2 Hydroxybenzoic Acid)
  6. Podophyllotoxin (Condylox)
  7. Camptothecin
  8. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C)
  9. Silicon Dioxide (Sand)
  10. Irritants (Vesicants)
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Therapies Related to Cantharidin

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Ambulatory Care (Outpatient Care)
  3. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold)
  4. Therapeutics
  5. Heterologous Transplantation (Xenotransplantation)
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