Effects of amphotericin B, nystatin, and other polyene antibiotics on chitin synthase.

The effects of amphotericin B (AmB), nystatin, filipin, and pimaricin were tested chitin synthase (EC 2.4.1.16) (chitosomes from yeast cells of Mucor rouxii). AmB and nystatin inhibited the enzyme at concentrations greater than or equal to 10 micrograms/ml, filipin was weakly inhibitory, and pimaricin had no effect. The inhibition of chitin synthase by AmB… CONTINUE READING