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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Formerly: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents

Volume 20, 18 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 1875-5992 (Online)
ISSN: 1871-5206 (Print)
This journal supports open access

In the current pandemic scenario, publication process of all articles related to Coronavirus will be expedited, for timely publication of much needed research

Aims & Scope

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry aims to cover all the latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design for the discovery of anti-cancer agents.

Each issue contains a series of timely in-depth/mini reviews and guest edited issues written by leaders in the field covering a range of current topics in cancer medicinal chemistry. The journal only considers high quality research papers for publication.

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry is an essential journal for every medicinal chemist who wishes to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important developments in cancer drug discovery.

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry


Volume 20


Number 14

Biography   Open Access

Review Article

Anticancer Perspectives on the Fungal-Derived Polyphenolic Hispolon

, 20(14): 1636 - 1647

Muhammad T. Islam, Eunus S. Ali, Ishaq N. Khan, Subrata Shaw, Shaikh Jamal Uddin, Razina Rouf, Shrabanti Dev, Seyed S.S. Saravi, Niranjan Das, Swati Tripathi, Santosh U. Yele, Asish K. Das, Jamil A. Shilpi, Siddhartha K. Mishra and Mohammad S. Mubarak*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200619164947

Research Article

Research Article

Isovitexin Inhibits Stemness and Induces Apoptosis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma SK-Hep-1 Spheroids by Upregulating miR-34a Expression

, 20(14): 1654 - 1663

Chang Xu, Xiaocheng Cao, XiaoZheng Cao, Lihua Liu, Yebei Qiu, Xiang Li, Lingli Zhou, Yingxia Ning, Kaiqun Ren* and Jianguo Cao*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200424123139

Research Article

Research Article

Biogenic Silver and Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles by Feijoa: Biosynthesis, Characterization, Cytotoxic, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities

, 20(14): 1673 - 1687

Zahra Hashemi, Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh*, Pourya Biparva, Sobhan Mortazavi-Derazkola, Hamid Reza Goli, Fereshteh Sadeghian, Mostafa Kardan and Alireza Rafiei

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200619165910

Research Article

Zidovudine Glycosylation by Filamentous Fungi Leads to a Better Redox Stability and Improved Cytotoxicity in B16F10 Murine Melanoma Cells

, 20(14): 1688 - 1694

Evilanna L. Arruda*, Kamila B. Japiassu, Paula L. de Melo Souza, Kelly C.F. Araújo, Douglas V. Thomaz, Alane P. Cortez, Luane F. Garcia, Marize C. Valadares, Eric de Souza Gil and Valéria de Oliveira

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200424112504

Research Article

Evaluation of a New 99mTc-labeled GnRH Analogue as a Possible Imaging Agent for Prostate Cancer Detection

, 20(14): 1695 - 1703

Arezou Masteri Farahani, Fariba Maleki, Nourollah Sadeghzadeh*, Saeid Abediankenari, Seyed Mohammad Abedi and Mostafa Erfani

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200619175352

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 20 (2020) - Number 18

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 20 (2020) - Number 17

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 20 (2020) - Number 16

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 20 (2020) - Number 15

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Articles Ahead of Print

Transcriptionomic Study on Apoptosis of SKOV-3 Cells Induced by Phycoerythrin from Gracilaria lemaneiformis

Jun Ying*, Zhouhao Tang, Guanan Zhao, Xia Li, Ruowang Pan, Shuangxiang Lin, Yang Lou, Wanping Wang, Peizhen Li, Qiyu Bao and Chunxia Yan

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200908102621
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A New Series of Antileukemic Agents: Design, Synthesis, In Vitro and In Silico Evaluation of Thiazole-Based ABL1 Kinase Inhibitors

Ebru Zeytün, Mehlika D. Altıntop*, Belgin Sever, Ahmet Özdemir, Doha E. Ellakwa, Zeynep Ocak, Halil I. Ciftci, Masami Otsuka, Mikako Fujita and Mohamed O. Radwan

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200824100408
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New Spirocyclic Hydroxamic Acids as Effective Antiproliferative Agents

Margarita E. Neganova, Sergey G. Klochkov, Yulia R. Aleksandrova, Vladimir N. Osipov, Dmitry V. Avdeev, Sergey A. Pukhov, Alexandr V. Gromyko and Gjumrakch Aliev*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200527132420
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Anti-Cancer Activity of Curcumin on Multiple Myeloma

Hamed Mirzaei*, Hossein Bagheri, Faezeh Ghasemi, Jaber M. Khoi, Mohammad H. Pourhanifeh, Yvan V. Heyden, Erfan Mortezapour, Ali Nikdast, Philippe Jeandet, Haroon Khan and Amirhossein Sahebkar

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200918113625
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Identification of 3-Bromo-1-Ethyl-1H-Indole as a Potent Anticancer Agent with Promising Inhibitory Effects on GST Isozymes

Can Yılmaz, Sevki Arslan*, Dogukan Mutlu, Metin Konus, Abdussamet Kayhan, Aslıhan KurtKızıldoğan, Çiğdem Otur, Omriye Ozok and Arif Kivrak

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200918111940
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Fluorinated-NHC Transition Metal Complexes: Leading Characters as Potential Anticancer Metallodrugs

Ernesto Rufino-Felipe, Raúl Colorado-Peralta, Viviana Reyes-Márquez , Hugo Valdés and David Morales-Morales*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200908103452
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Encapsulation by Electrospraying of Anticancer Compounds from Jackfruit Extract (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam): Identification, Characterization and Antiproliferative Properties

José Oscar Rivera-Aguilar, Montserrat Calderón-Santoyo, Elda Margarita González-Cruz, Jorge Alberto Ramos-Hernández and Juan Arturo Ragazzo-Sánchez*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200804102952
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Abstracts Ahead of Print

There are currently no Abstracts Ahead of Print available for this journal.

Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Concise Synthesis of 1,1-Diarylvinyl Sulfones and Investigations on their Antiproliferative Activity via Tubulin Inhibition

, 2020; 20(12): 1469 - 1474

Lavanya Reddy, Suja T. Dharmabalan*, Kanakaraju Manupati, Ragini Yeeravalli, Lakshmi D. Vijay, Kavitha Donthiboina, Vadithe Lakshma Naik and Amitava Das

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200423075630

Open Access Articles

The Killing of Human Neuroblastoma Cells by the Small Molecule JQ1 Occurs in a p53-Dependent Manner

, 2020; 20(13): 1613 - 1625

Joseph Mazar*, Caleb Gordon, Varun Naga and Tamarah J. Westmoreland

Proteomic Level Changes on Treatment in MCF-7/DDP Breast Cancer Drug- Resistant Cells

, 2020; 20(6): 687 - 699

Gongshen Jin*, Kangwei Wang, Yonghong Liu, Xianhu Liu, Xiaojing Zhang and Hao Zhang

Possible Enhancement of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Colorectal Cancer Treatment when Combined with Cannabidiol

, 2020; 20: 1 - 12 (E-Pub Ahead of Print)

Nkune W. Nkune, Cherie A. Kruger* and Heidi Abrahamse

Triphenylethylene-Coumarin Hybrid TCH-5c Suppresses Tumorigenic Progression in Breast Cancer Mainly Through the Inhibition of Angiogenesis

, 2019; 19(10): 1253 - 1261

Naipeng Cui, Dan-Dan Lin, Yang Shen, Jian-Guo Shi, Bing Wang, Ming-Zhi Zhao, Lishuang Zheng, Hua Chen* and Jian-Hong Shi*

New Strategies for Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines

, 2019; 19(2): 213 - 221

Hanjiao Qin, Jiyao Sheng, Dan Zhang, Xuewen Zhang, Linlin Liu*, Bingjin Li*, Guangquan Li* and Zhuo Zhang

Trichinella spiralis and Tumors: Cause, Coincidence or Treatment?

, 2018; 18(8): 1091 - 1099

Chengshui Liao*, Xiangchao Cheng, Mingyuan Liu*, Xuelin Wang and Pascal Boireau

Astragalin Attenuates UVB Radiation-induced Actinic Keratosis Formation

, 2018; 18(7): 1001 - 1008

Na Li, Kun Zhang, Xin Mu, Qiong Tian, Wenli Liu, Tianyuan Gao, Xiaona Ma* and Jian Zhang*

Epigenetic and miRNAs Dysregulation in Prostate Cancer: The role of Nutraceuticals

, 2016; 16(11): 1385 - 1402

Alessandra Bosutti, Fabrizio Zanconati, Gabriele Grassi, Barbara Dapas, Sabina Passamonti and Bruna Scaggiante

Blood-Brain Barrier and Breast Cancer Resistance Protein: A Limit to the Therapy of CNS Tumors and Neurodegenerative Diseases

, 2016; 16(7): 810 - 815

Anna Lisa Iorio, Martina da Ros, Ornella Fantappiè, Maurizio Lucchesi, Ludovica Facchini, Alessia Stival, Sabrina Becciani, Milena Guidi, Claudio Favre, Maurizio de Martino, Lorenzo Genitori and Iacopo Sardi

The Use of Anthracyclines for Therapy of CNS Tumors

, 2015; 15(6): 721 - 727

Martina da Ros, Anna Lisa Iorio, Maurizio Lucchesi, Alessia Stival, Maurizio de Martino and Iacopo Sardi

Most Cited Articles

Research Article

Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel heterocyclic imines linked coumarin- thiazole hybrids as anticancer agents

, 2019; 19(4): 557-566.

Nerella S. Goud, Mahammad S. Ghouse, Jatoth Vishnu, Jakkula Pranay, Ravi Alvala, Venu Talla, Insaf A. Qureshi and Mallika Alvala*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520619666190207140120

Review Article

Crocetin and crocin from saffron in cancer chemotherapy and chemoprevention

, 2019; 19(1): 38-47.

Alessandro Colapietro, Andrea Mancini, Anna Maria D'Alessandro and Claudio Festuccia*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520619666181231112453

Review Article

Phytochemicals in anticancer drug development

, 2019; 19(2): 172-183.

Rohit Dutt, Vandana Garg, Naveen Khatri and Anil K. Madan*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520618666181106115802

Research Article

Let-7a could serve as a biomarker for chemo-responsiveness to docetaxel in gastric cancer

, 2019; 19(3): 304-309.

Najibeh Shekari, Faezeh Asghari, Navideh Haghnavaz, Dariush Shanehbandi, Vahid Khaze, Behzad Baradaran and Tohid Kazemi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520619666181213110258

Research Article

Novel inhibitors of DNA repair enzyme TDP1 combining monoterpenoid and adamantane fragments

, 2019; 19(4): 463-472.

Evgenii S. Mozhaitsev, Alexandra L. Zakharenko, Evgeniy V. Suslov*, Dina V. Korchagina, Olga D. Zakharova, Inna A. Vasil'eva, Arina A. Chepanova, Ellena Black, Jinal Patel, Raina Chand, Jóhannes Reynisson, Ivanhoe K.H. Leung, Konstantin P. Volcho, Nariman F. Salakhutdinov and Olga I. Lavrik

DOI: 10.2174/1871520619666181207094243

Review Article

Garlic and its active compounds: A potential candidate in the prevention of cancer by modulating various cell signalling pathways

, 2019; 19(11): 1314-1324.

Saleh A. Almatroodi, Mohammed A. Alsahli, Ahmad Almatroudi and Arshad H. Rahmani*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520619666190409100955

Research Article

[10]-gingerol affects multiple metastatic processes and induces apoptosis in MDA-MB-231 breast tumor cells

, 2019; 19(5): 645-654.

Angelina M. Fuzer, Ana C.B.M. Martin, Amanda B. Becceneri, James A. da Silva, Paulo C. Vieira and Marcia R. Cominetti*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520618666181029125607

Research Article

What makes species productive of anti-cancer drugs? Clues from drugs’ species origin, druglikeness, target and pathway

, 2019; 19(2): 194-203.

Xiaofeng Li, Xiaoxu Li, Yinghong Li, Chunyan Yu, Weiwei Xue, Jie Hu*, Bo Li, Panpan Wang and Feng Zhu*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520618666181029132017

Review Article

Integrins as a new target for cancer treatment

, 2019; 19(5): 580-586.

Izabela Łasiñska* and Jacek Mackiewicz

DOI: 10.2174/1871520618666181119103413

Most Accessed Articles

Proteomic Level Changes on Treatment in MCF-7/DDP Breast Cancer Drug- Resistant Cells

, 2020; 20(6): 687-699.

Gongshen Jin*, Kangwei Wang, Yonghong Liu, Xianhu Liu, Xiaojing Zhang and Hao Zhang

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200213102849

Chemotherapeutic Targeting of Cell Death Pathways

, 2012; 12(3): 226-238.

Sylvia Mansilla, Laia Llovera and Jose Portugal

DOI: 10.2174/187152012800228805

Inhibitors of Cancer Stem Cells

, 2016; 16(10): 1230-1239.

María E. García-Rubiño, César Lozano-López and Joaquín M. Campos

DOI: 10.2174/1871520616666160330104715

Anticancer Potential of Dietary Natural Products: A Comprehensive Review

, 2020; 20(2): 122-236.

Rumana Ahmad*, Mohsin A. Khan, A.N. Srivastava, Anamika Gupta, Aditi Srivastava, Tanvir R. Jafri, Zainab Siddiqui, Sunaina Chaubey, Tahmeena Khan and Arvind K. Srivastava

DOI: 10.2174/1871520619666191015103712

The Warburg Effect and the Hallmarks of Cancer

, 2017; 17(2): 164-170.

Khalid O. Alfarouk, Claudiu T. Supuran and Laurent Schwartz

DOI: 10.2174/1871520616666161031143301

Phanginin R Induces Cytoprotective Autophagy via JNK/c-Jun Signaling Pathway in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer A549 Cells

, 2020; 20(8): 982-988.

Le-Le Zhang, Han Bao, Yu-Lian Xu, Xiao-Ming Jiang, Wei Li, Liang Zou, Li-Gen Lin* and Jin-Jian Lu*

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200414095828


Yong Sang Song
Seoul National University
College of Medicine
(South Korea)
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Journal History

Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents was launched in 2001 and later renamed in 2006 as Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry.

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