Skip navigation

Chemical Cantharidin

Name Cantharidin
CAS Type 1 Name 4,7-Epoxyisobenzofuran-1,3-dione, hexahydro-3a,7a-dimethyl-, (3aalpha,4beta,7beta,7aalpha)-
Equivalent Terms Cantharides | Cantharidine
CAS Registry Number 56-25-7
Definition 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.
Structure Cantharidin
Top Interacting
Genes
MeSH® ID D002193
External Links

Top ↑ Ancestors

ChemicalsHeterocyclic Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Heterocyclic Compounds, Fused-Ring Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Heterocyclic Compounds, 2-Ring Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Benzofurans Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Cantharidin Has associated genes Has associated diseases

Top ↑ Descendants

Cantharidin Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  CAN 032
  cantharidin methylimide
  demethylcantharidin
  disodium cantharidin
  hexahydro-3a,7a-dimethyl-4,7-epoxy-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione
  N-benzylcantharidinamide
  N-farnesyl-norcantharimide
  N-farnesyloxy-norcantharimide
  N-hydroxycantharidinimide