cantharidin


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can·thar·i·din

 (kăn-thăr′ĭ-dĭn)
n.
A toxic compound, C10H12O4, that is found in blister beetles and is the active ingredient of Spanish fly.

cantharidin

(ˌkænˈθærɪdɪn)
n
the compound C10H12O4, which is the active ingredient in cantharides and is secreted by many species of blister beetle
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So while pediatric dermatologists still do "small procedures" every hour in most practices (cryotherapy for warts, cantharidin for molluscum, shave and punch biopsies), a subset now has extensive procedural practices, which in recent years has extended to pigment lesion lasers (to treat nevus of Ota), hair lasers (to treat perineal areas to prevent pilonidal cyst recurrence or to treat hirsutism), and combinations of lasers to treat hypertrophic, constrictive, and/or deforming scars).
While cantharidin causes some side effects such as hematochezia and tenesmus, it can efficiently inhibit various tumor cell lines, we must attach importance to it.
1,11,12,13,14) Silver nitrate, phenol, and trichloracetic acid are used as chemical agents, while treatment options for immunocompromised patients with refractory lesions include topical cidofovir (5%), intralesional or systemic interferon, imiquimod cream (5%), salicylic acid, glycolic acid, tretinoin, tazarotene, 5% sodium nitrate, podophyllotoxin, liquefied phenol, cantharidin, potassium hydroxide, 1% adenine cream, and oral cimetidine.
Aidi injection, a traditional Chinese medicine, is an extraction obtained from cantharidin, ginseng, astragalus, and acanthopanax, with effects such as heat-clearing, detoxification, and swelling reduction.
Moreover, the viability of human bladder cancer cells is reduced by using cantharidin, a natural toxin, through the ER pathway [32].
Various local conventional therapies such as (cryotherapy, curettage, extraction, chemicals - cidofovir 2%, tretinoin, cantharidin, trichloroacetic acid, 10% KOH (potassium hydroxide) has been tried for MC but they have resulted in unfavourable outcome.
Over-expression of cytochrome P450s in Helicoverpa armigera in response to bio- insecticide, cantharidin.
Transfer and distribution of cantharidin within selected members of blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) and its probable importance in sexual behaviour.
Blister Beetle Dermatitis may be caused by different species of Beetles producing cantharidin (Spanish fly used for aphrodsiac) used for treatment of warts and molluscum.
A doctor also can apply a chemical called cantharidin to destroy the wart, or use liquid nitrogen to freeze it.
Through previous studies, it is known that the Norcantharidin, a derivative of the Cantharidin, inhibits 1 [micro]M of PP5; however, it is not selective towards PP5.
Effect of salicylic acid, methyl jasmonate, ethephon and cantharidin on anthraquinone production by Rubiacordifolia callus cultures transformed with the rolB and rolC genes.