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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Review Article

Recent Advances in the Synthesis and Anticancer Activity of Some Molecules Other Than Nitrogen Containing Heterocyclic Moeities

Author(s): Md Jawaid Akhtar, M. Shahar Yar*, Ahsan Ahmed Khan, Zulphikar Ali and Md Rafi Haider

Volume 17, Issue 17, 2017

Page: [1602 - 1632] Pages: 31

DOI: 10.2174/1389557516666161031121639

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Objective: The present review article presented a detailed account of the design strategies and the structure activity relationship of different derivatives apart from the nitrogen containing ring. These scaffolds play an important part in the drug discovery which showed anticancer activity against different human cancer cell lines through apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, inhibiting kinases, angiogenesis, disruption of cell migration, modulation of nuclear receptor responsiveness and others. Naphthalenes amides/amidines, furan, podophyllotoxin, platinum compounds, steroids, and urea, which forms the core part or along with other N-heterocyclic rings are enclosed. Some of these compounds e.g. podophyllotoxin and platinum based drugs displayed anticancer activity at nanomolar range. Various substitutions from the earlier and latest information are prerequisite in the drug synthesis process.

Conclusion: The review focused on the recent development of these derivatives, design and anticancer properties, thus providing with the most profound knowledge for the development of targeted based anticancer drugs.

Keywords: Antitumor, apoptosis, cell cycle analysis, cytotoxic, SARs, heterocyclic.

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